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From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, APRIL 22, 1927
High School Debaters Win
the Ay cock Memorial Cup
for first time
Greensboro Represented by
H. Gump and H. Biggs For
Sixty-Seven High Schools Are Sent to
Chapel Hill This
Greensboor High School won the
Aycock Memorial Cup at Chapel Hill,
April 15, for the first time, debating
the query, “Resolved, That Congress
should enact the Curtis-Reed bill, pro
viding for a federal department of edu
cation.” Greensboro, represented by
Harry Gump and Henry Biggs, upheld
the affirmative; the opposing side was
argued by Wilson High School, repre
sented by Harry Pinch and Miss Han
The debate hinged principally on the
question of whether the proposed meas
ure would mean federal control of local
educational activities. The affirmative
successfully demonstrated their propo
sition that the bill by no means endan
gered local sovereignty in school mat
ters, but merely provided a means
whereby all sections could obtain the
advantages of federal aid. The query
was ably argued by both teams; but at
the close a unanimous vote of five
judges favored the Greensboro side.
Memorial hall was the scene of the
final contest, the 15th annual debate
ill the history of the High School De
bating Union. R. B. House presided,
and Mr. E. R. Rankin acted as secre
tary. Following the debate, the Ay-
cock Memorial Cup was presented to
the winners, to become the property of
the school for one year, and to become
the property of the school permanently
should her title to it be successfully
defended in the next year’s contest.
Awards were also made to winners in
the annual interscholastic track meet
and the annual interscholastic tennis
Sixty-seven high schools sent teams
to Chapel I-Iill this year to participate
in the elimination wffiich preceded the
final debate for the Aycock Memorial
CONTESTANTS IN MUSIC
GIVE PRACTICE CONCERT
Concert Given at High School April 21
to Raise Money Necessary to
The contestants in the music contest
gave a concert at the high school Thurs
day night, April 21. The concert was
for a two-fold purpose—that of being
a means of raising the money necessary
to enter the contest, and to let the con
testants get accustomed to playing be
fore an audience.
Those taking part in the concert
were: Arlindo Cates, violin; Alary
Elizabeth King, piano; trumpet. Dot
Bennett; soprano, Nell Applewhite!
contralto, Evelyn Rogers; tenor, Hous
ton Barbee; baritone, Baxter Bason;
boy’s unchanged voice, Allen Stanley;
the boys’ and girls’ glee club ; the mixed
chorus, and the band and orchestra.
J. K. M’MILLAN’S PAPER
WINS CHEMISTRY PRIZE
John K. A'IcAIillan, a former Greens
boro high school by but now a student
at the R. J. Reynolds high school in
Winston, won one of the six first prizes
given for the best papers written in
i^ofth Carolina on technical subjects.
Bislsubject was “The Relation of Chem-
istr to the Home.”
HELEN SHU FORD IS
EDITOR OF REFLECTOR
Helen Shuford was elected editor-
in-chief of the Reflector at a class
meeting held by the seventh semes
ter in Aliss Blackmon’s room.
Helen was president of the junior
class during the last semester; she
was a member of the High Life
and Homespun staffs in 1926, and in
1927 she was elected to the Torch
M.S. HINCKIE TALKS
AT P. T. A. MEETING
Speaker Discusses the Various
Phases of “Better Home
LAST MEETING IN MAY
The Rev. Milo S. Hinckle, pastor of
Asheboro Street Friends hurch, ad
dressed a large gathering of parents and
teachers at a meeting the Parent-Teach
ers Association of Central High School,
Air. Hinckle spoke on the various
phases of the “better home movement.”
He discussed it very earnestly, and em
phasized the importance of the home
as the family center. Attention was
called to the fact that in this day of
organizations, members of the family
were being drawn away from the home,
and their interests were centering else
where. Alany of the best homes were
receiving this neglect.
A report of .the district meeting of
parents and teachers held recently in
North Wilkesboro was given by Airs.
Anominating committee composed of
Airs. Jennie Robinson, chairman, Airs.
Luther Coble, Airs. E. E. Gillespie, Airs.
J. E. Albright, and Aliss Fannie Starr
Alitchell, was appointed. A committee
to revise the constitution w'as also ap
pointed. On this committee are Airs.
E. E. White, Airs. J. E. Albright, and
Airs. Elmer Leak.
A group of songs was sung by four
high school boys, Dick Douglas, Baxter
Bason, David Barber, and Houston B,ar-
The Alay meeting will be the last one
of the year. Airs. W. W. Alartin will
speak on the “Aloral Trianing of Chil
dren” at this meeting. New officers
will be elected also.
ANNUAL STATE MUSIC
CONTEST TO BE HELD
LAST WEEK OF APRIL
About 2,000 Enrollments Have
Been Made in Music Events
for This Year
JUDGES ALREADY CHOSEN
Preliminary Try-Outs Held Saturday,
April 16—Professor Velie Says
Team Better Than Last Year’s
JUDGE B. LINDSEY TALKS
ON “REVOLT OF YOUTH”
Gives Accounts of Experiences While
Juvenile Judge—Authority on Child
High schools from all over the state
will be represented in the annual music
contest which will be held at North
Carolina College April 28 and 29.
The preliminary tryouts .were held
Saturday, April 16, at the local high
school. Professor Velie stated that
the team here was much better than
last year’s. The following will repre
sent Greensboro this year ; soloists : Vio
lin, Arlindo Cates; piano. Alary Eliza
beth King ; cornet, Dorrys Bennett; so
prano, Nell Applewhite; tenor, Hous
ton Barbee ; contralto, Evelyn Rogers ;
boys’ unchanged voice, Allen Stanley;
baritone, Baxter Bason. The band
orchestra and glees clubs will also com
About 2,000 enrollments have been
made in the music events. Those schools
entered in class A must have an enroll
ment of more than 500.
Glee clubs, mixed choruses, bands
and orchestras will compete Friday,
April 28, and on the last night a band
of 252 players will gather on the stage
for the final note of the contest.
I’eter W. Dykema, head of the de
partment of musical education at Tra-
chus College, Columbia University, and
Walter R. Roberts, director of music
and professor of piano and voice at
Winthrop College have been selected
as .judges for the contest.
LEAVE FOR LEXINGTON
Mrs. Mary S. Ashford and Members of
High Life Staff Attend Southern
Representatives from the High Life
and Homespun, staffs left for Lexing
ton, Va., April 21 to attend the Southern
High School newspaper convention.
From High Life, Airs. Alary Ashford,
faculty adviser, Ed Davant, and Dick
Burroughs were sent. Delegates from
Homespun were Henry Biggs and Louis
This contest is held at Washington
and Lee under the auspices of the Lee
School of Journalism. All the schools
in the south are eligible. There are
two groups, the school having an en
rollment below 800, and those above
that number. Greensboro High publi
cations were entered in the class above
800, or class A.
Psychology and Criminology
Judge Ben Lindsey, world famous
judge of the juvenile court of Denver,
Colo., spoke at the Guilford county
courthouse Thursday evening, April 21.
He delivered an address on “The Re
volt of Modern Youth.” Judge Lind
sey came to Greensboro under the joint
auspices of the Greensboro open forum
and the Greensboro council.
Judge Lindsey is regarded as the pro
moter of the juvenile court. He has
an international reputation as an au
thority upon juvenile delinquency. His
lecture was citalized by true stories
from his long experience as juvenile
court judge. He is one of the great
est living authorities on child psychol
ogy and criminology.
SITE FOR NEW BUILDING
IS SELECTED BY BOARD
'!rhe Guilford county board of edu
cation has decided to purchase an eight-
acre site for the new building in High
Point township. This building is to
house the consolidation of Springfield
and Oak Shade schools. The meeting
was held at the ottice of the County Su
perintendent T. R. E’oust, Alonday after
noon, April 11.
The board members have also de
cided to retain the Oak Hill site, which
is in the corporate limits of Greensboro,
until a better price is offered them for
it. This site consists of a few acres,
and only $8,000 had been offered Friday.
All offers were refused.
To Observe Boy’s Week in
Greensboro April 22 to 27
THANK YOU,” SENIOR
PLAY, IS CALLED OFF
“Thank You,” a three-act play by
Winchell Smith, which was selected
for the senior play, has been called
off due to the lack of a place in
which to give the performance.
CLEAN-UP WEEK TO
Letters Sent Out to Explain
Clean-Up Week to Citizens
of the City
PLANS MADE FOR WEEK
Clean-up week was observed in
Greensboro during the week of April
17. Plans for this week were made
by the heads of the city departments
and Chairman W. C. A. Hammel of the
Letters were sent out to explain
clean-up week to the citizens of this
city. Each city department presented
information to civic bureaus concern
ing the different branches of the health
“It is planned not only to make
Greensboro clean, but to keep Greens
boro clean,” so there will be no ne
cessity of having clean-up weeks in
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
IN PRIZES TO BE GIVEN
For Three Best Papers on “Negro’s
Progress Since the Civil War.”
Write for Data
ELEAZER REQUESTS COOPERATION
One hundred dollars in prizes is to
be given by the commission on Inter
racial Co-operation for the three best
papers in “Negro Progress Since the
Civil War.” The prizes are fifty, thir
ty, and twenty dollars.
Air. R. B. Eleazer, educational direc
tor, has written Airs. Julius Cone and
asked her to request co-operation on
the part of the faculty and students
of the high school. In his letter to Mrs.
Cone, Air. Eleazer said: “This is an
S. O. S. call—the pla nhas limitless pos
sibilities if we can only make it wide
ly enough known. But we can’t hope
to do that without your help.”
I’or conditions of contest, suggestions
and data write R. B. Eleazer, educa
tional director, 409 Palmer Building,
TO MEET MAY 5 AND 6
The N. C. Collegiate Press Associa
tion will have its spring session at N.
C. C. Alay 5, 6, and . Representatives
from colleges in various parts of the
state will attend.
About 35 or 40 publications, includ
ing newspaper, magazines and annuals
are expected to contribute to the per
sonnel of the convention. Some of the
events which will provide entertain
ment for the delegates are as follows:
the regular banquet to be given the first
night of the meeting; a buffet supper
the second evening; and the annual pre
sentation of dance drama by the ad
vanced classes of rythmics of N. C. C.
PLAN P R O G R A AI
Phillips Appointed Chairman of
Executive Committee at
GIVE PROGRAM OVER CITY
Fourth Year of Boys’ Week in Greens
boro—Boys to Visit Indus
Boy’s week is being observed in
Greensboro April 22-27. This was de
cided at a conference called by Mayor
Jeffress April 6. Representatives from
all the clubs and organizations inter
ested in boys were present at this meet
C. W. Phillips, principal of Central
High School, was appointed general
chairman. The executive committee is
composed of H. W. Park, physical di
rector of city schools; J. W. Greeslin,
boy scout executive, and W. H. Livers,
of N. C. C. W. faculty.
The program is planned as follows :
April 22—Boys’ day out doors, super
vised by Air. Greeslin. Men and boys
will go to Camp Graystone April 23.
Grammar school track meet, super
vised by Mr. Park. April 24—Boys’
day in churches, in charge of Mr. E. D.
Weiner, boys’ secretary of the Y. M.
C. A. April 25—'Boys’ day in school
and entertainment, supervised by Mr.
•W T. McSwain. Programs will be
given in all the city schools.
April 26—Boys’ day in industry, su
pervised by J. A. Gawthorp, of the
chamber of commerce. All the boys will
visit some industrial plant. April 27—
Citizenship and the home, supervised
by the Civitan Club.
This is the fourth year of the Boys’
week in Greensboro.
REPRESENTATIVES GO TO
GUILFORD FOR CONTEST
Ruth Abbott Enters Recitation Contest
and Edgar Kuykendall Declama
tion—Chosen to Enter Finals
SAMS AND THOMAS ARE WINNERS
Edgar Kuykendall and Ruth Abbott
represented Greensboro High School in
the recitation-declamation contest held
at Guilford College Saturday, April 9.
In the morning the boys held a pre
liminary contest and chose four speak
ers to compete that night. The four
boys were: Edgar Kuykendall, Greens
boro ; Leroy Sams, of AA^inston-Salem;
Charles Livengood, Durham, and Aus
tin Garner, King.
At the same time that this was be
ing held the girls held a declamation
contest. The four winners of the girls
were: Ruth Abbott, Greensboro; Vir
ginia Payett, Liberty; Irene Thomas,
Guilford College, and Ara Melvin, Po
At 8 o’clock in the Alemorial hall, the
final contests for both the boys and the
girls were conducted. The winners
here were: Leroy Sams, of Winston-Sa
lem, and Ii-ene Thomas, of Guilford
HUMAN EDUCATION IS
DISCUSSED AT P. T. A.
“Human Education” was the topic
of Dr. Edwin Yocum’s talk at the P.
T. A. of Spring Street grammar school.
The address was delivered at the Par
ent-Teacher meeting on Tuesday,
Miss Esther Caldwell’s pupils gave
a short program. After this several
committees were appointed.