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High life. volume (None) 192?-19??, September 23, 1927, Image 1

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HIGH LIFE From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry VOLUME VIII GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, SEPTEMBER 23, 1927 NUMBER 2 MRS. ASHFORD GOES TO NEW YORK FOR STUDY AT COLUMBIA Will Return Next Year and Teach Courses in English and Journalism WAS HIGH LIFE ADVISER She is Succeeded in This Capacity by Mrs. Alma Garrett Coltrane and Miss Nell Chilton Mrs. :Mary S. Ashford left today for New York, where she will spend some months studying at CohTinbia univer sity. Mrs. Ashford came to Greensboro High School in 1925. Since that time she has taught both English and Jour nalism. In 1926 she succeeded Miss Inahelle Graves Coleman as faculty head of High Life, acting in that ca pacity during the 1926-27 term. Next year Mrs. Ashford expects to return to Greensboro, where she will resume her work in English, and teach a class in Journalism. Mrs. Ashford attended Goucher col lege. Since that time she has spent several terms at Columbia university, both at the regular sessions, and at summer school. She has also attended the Atlanta Normal School, and has studied journalism under Dr. W. F. Melton of Emory university, as well as at Columbia. She is succeeded as faculty head of High Life l)y Mrs. Alma Garrett Col trane, and Miss Nell Chilton. FRESHMAN DEBATERS HOLD LIVELY MEETING This Club Being Organized by Seniors. Object is to Prepare Freshman for School Debating Work CLARY HOLT PRESIDENT OF CLUB The Freshman Debating Club of G. H. S. held its first meeting Tuesday, September 20, in Room 2,01 with 33 present. This club is being organized by J. D. McNairy and other seniors. The object is to prepare the freshmen for school debating work. By arrange ments with some of tlie teachers extra credit on English will be given to those who show promising work in the club. The club elected officers for this semester, as follows; Clary Holt, pres ident; Otis Phillips, vice-president; Sara Scott Moore, secretary-treasurer, and Wyatt McNairy, sergeant-at-arms. Those who were in charge expressed themselves as very enthusiastic over the club. There is much real interest displayed, they say, and they are look ing forward to a snappy club of great value to the members. JUNIORS AND SENIORS ASSEMBLE IN CHAPEL The juniors and seniors assembled for the second time in chapel on Mon day, September 17. C. W. Phillips opened the program by reading the 34th chapter of Proverbs. H. G. Miller en tertained the students by singing a num ber of popular songs. Two girls were nominated for sec retary and treasurer of The Girls’ Ath letic Association, Catherine Vanstory and Frances Williams. The following were nominated for cheer leaders for 1927: Catherine Van- story, Rachael Lipscomb, and Clarence Phoenix. HOMESPUN STAFF FOR THIS YEAR IS CHOSEN The llomespiin staff for the jmar has l)een selected as follows: Carl ton IVilder, editor-in-chief; Henry Riggs, assistant editor; Louis Brooks, assignment editor; Eric 'Whitworth, business manager; short story, Frances Cartland; poetry, Elvie Hope; alumni, Mar garet Sockwell; desk editor, Joe Hendricks; exchange, Eugenia Is- ler; dramatics, Elizabeth Boyst. The general motif of Homespun for the ('oming .year has not yet been definitely determined. BILL DISCUSSED AT RECENT MEETING Propose to Give Credit to Edi- tor-in-Chief of Publications Each Semester CLUB OPPOSES MEASURE STATE TEACHERS TO HOLD THEIR MEETING IN THE CAPITAL CITY This Is the Unanimous Decision of the North Carolina Edu cational Association ASSEMBLE ON MARCH 23 Representatives of Various Raleigh As sociations Vie With Greensboro in Effort to Secure Meet Tile Greensboro High School Debat ing Club held its second meeting of the semester on Frida.v, September 16. President Gump opened the meeting, but soon turned it over to Vice-Presi dent Wilder. The program consisted of a hill for discussion, uamel.y; “Re solved. that tile editors-in-chief of the two pnhlicatious should lie given one credit, per semester each." George MeSwaiu made the majority committee. He urged that the niitir- ing efforts of tlie editors deserved not only tlie honor of their position as reward, hut actual credit as well. The time that tlieir work required, and the rpsponsihilit.y that it entailed were far greater than that of regular scholastic activities, and the responsibility that it entailed were far greater than that of regular scholastic activities, and should therefore by all means receive equal credit. ^ .J. D. McNairy reported for the min ority. He based his opposition to the hill on tlie ground that b.y giving credit a merciiiary aspect was brought into the work, and that in consequence its in trinsic value was depreciated. Eric W^liitworth opposed the measure on the ground that it was contrary to law. To prove his point he quoted from the Nortli Carolina statutes. Among oth ers who spoke were Settle Avery, Lawrence Hoyle, and Henry Biggs. The business brought up was of par ticular importance, being a report from J. D. McNairy regarding the matter of forming a freshman branch of the Debating Club. _At a meeting of the executive com mittee of the North Carolina Educa tional Association it was unanimously decided to retain the State Teachers’ Meeting in Raleigh on March 22, 23, and 24. JTie teachers have met in the capital city every year since 1920. J. Fawforth, secretary of Chani- lier of Commerce, and Fred Phipps, secretary of the Merchants’ Associa tion, made a plea for Greensboro. They were well matched by E. B. Crow, speak ing for the citizens of Raleigh, and Karl G. Hudson. Mr. Hudson iire- sented facts and figures on what the Raleigh merchants are jirepared to do and have done for the teachers. S. F. Sngle.v, superintendent of Raleigli Schools, also told the commit tee of their new meeting places, in- clnding tlie new high school andi- toriimi with a seating capacity of 1,500. John A. Park declared that Ra leigh was prepared to offer a positive guarantee of about .‘j?2,000 in advertis ing the teachers’ magazine. DOUGLAS ELECTED HEAD OF THE 1928 REFLECTOR New Editor-in-Cbief Has Demonstrated Ability in a Number of Varied Capacities HAS VERY CAPABLE ASSISTANTS Dick Douglas, former president of the junior class, will enter the journal istic field this year. He was elected editor of the Ucficctor at a meeting of semester 7, on Monday, September 49. It is reported that Douglas has sur rounded himself with an excellent corps of assistants. Semester 7 regards itself as exceed ingly fortunate in having Douglas edit this year’s yearbook. He has served well in many capacities and is well- liked among lioth teachers and fellow- students. The football squad has demonstrated its confidence in Ins ability in another field by choosing him as manager of the football team. T. Wingate Andrews Speaks at Dedication of New High School, ‘‘What Does This Building Mean?’’ “What Does This Building Mean?’’ was the subject of a talk by T. M^in- gate Andrews, at the dedication of the new High Point High School, Septem ber 16. Mr. Andrews said: ‘AVhat does this hiiildiug mean to you? Nothing at all important, unless its foundation, laid deep in living rock and solid concrete, suggests that Truth is the only foundation on which yon can build an enduring life. “What does this building mean to you? Nothing at all important, unless its superstructure, over-arched and un der-girded with steel, teaches yon that Character is the only thing that will hold your life together and enable you to stand ‘four-square to every wind that blows.’ “What does this building mean to yon? Nothing at all important, unless its interior, beautiful and immaculate as it is, persuades yon to keep free from all stain the white-walled corri dors of your own heart. “What does this building mean to yon? Nothing at all important, unless its symmetrical whole, revealing the clear purpose of those who conceived and built it, reminds you that a noble purpose, nobly executed, and this alone, will make your life both beau tiful and useful. “If I could rise above ‘the smoke and stir of this dim spot that men call earth,’ and drop you a message from above the clouds as you leave this au ditorium to inspect the building, it would be this: “Except the Lord of Trutli, and Beauty, and Righteousness build the house, they labor in vain that build it.’ ’’ JOE HENDRICKS PRESlDE.Vr SE5iESTER VII JOSEPH lEMDMCIS IS LEADER OF HIS CLASS Has Shown Ability in Scholastic Work~Was Member of Tennis Team ENTERED IN FALL OF ’26 Joseph Hendricks, the president of semester 7, has made an exceptional record during the short time he has attended Greensboro High School. He h:is uistinguished himself in at least two of the important fields of school work. Perliaps the most outstanding of his acliievements is his unbroken record of honor roll grades during the term of 1926-27, hut he also participated in athletics. He was the fourth member of the tennis team during the whole 1927 se:ison. As a member of semester 6 he served during the sining of 1927 as a junior marshal. In addition, he supported all class activities with the utmost loy alty. His qualities won him many friends, both within his immediate class and throughout the campus. Before he entered G. H. S. in the fall of 1926, Joseph Hendricks attend ed the John Marshall High School in Richmond, Ya. GREENSBORO TEACHERS HOLD SEPTEMBER MEET Reports Will Be Issued Every Six Weeks Instead of Monthly as Heretofore A meeting of the teachers of Greens boro High School was held on 'Wednes day, September 14, to discuss impor tant matters in the school curriculum. It was decided to give reports every six weeks instead of every four weeks as heretofore. At the end of two weeks, warning reports will he sent to the pupils whose work is not up to the standard or who are weak in any sub ject. The use of the library was especially stressed. Ouly about 500 are using it daily. It was pointed out that more should make use of it. Semester advisers were appointed for the year. Other minor details were discussed, and extra curricular assign ments made, each teacher having some special assignments. The Qreenshoro Badly Neics carried in their issue of September 13, an in teresting article on the first issue* of High Life. The article commented favorably on the contents of High Life. ONLY A FEW FLAYS TO BE a?EM OeiSIPE OF SCHOOL AUilTORIUi Probably Not More Than One of These Will Be Presented Before Christmas FIRST PLAY NOT CHOSEN Miss Hollingsworth States That Dra matics Class Will Specialize on Short Productions Only three plays will he given pub licly this year, according to Miss Vir ginia Hollingsworth, who succeeds Miss Marion Bliss as dramatic instruc tor of Greensboro High School. “Most of our work,’’ Miss Holliugsworth said, “will he done in chapel before the school only.’’ The three plays, all of which will be three acts in length, liave not yet been chosen. Brobabl}' only one of these will he given before C’hristmas. The dramatic work this jmar will consist of skits, short p]a.ys, and presentations of a similar nature, which will be given in the school auditorium. The Dramatic Club will be in charge of most of the work. Heretofore it has been the custom to carry the best work of the dramatic classes outside the school. The occa sional presentations given in chapel have been well received, and it is ex pected that the decision of Miss tlol- lingsworth, when carried out, will meet with the enthusiastic approval of the students. Probably the most outstanding chapel program of last year, of other than a serious nature, was a skit from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’’ pre sented by the dramatic class. SEMESTER SEYEM LOOKS FOR SUCCESSFUL YEAR President Hendricks States That the Class as a Whole Has Responded Most Loyally DIFFICULT COURSES ARE PURSUED “This year will he a very happy and successful one for Semester 7,’’ predicts Joe Hendricks, president of the class. “The group as a whole has responded very loyally to everything the class has attempted to do thus far. With this fine spirit shown, 1 feel certain that no obstacle can defeat us. “The staff' for the Reflector has been most wisely chosen. The staff will col laborate with Miss Lily ’Walker and Mr. Farthing; hence, we know that the finished product will he a splendid rec ord of oiir class. “An interesting and most encourag ing fact,” continued Hendricks, “is that members of onr class are following up the higher and more difficult electives, especially in the scientific and mathe matical lines.’’ BILL PETREE ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF HI-Y Bill Petree was elected chairman of the Hi-Y executive committee meeting on Thursday night, September 15. John Brown was chosen secretary and Ed Kuykendall, collector of meal fees. The meeting ivas held at the “Y” and E. D. Wiener, hoys’ secretary of the “Y,’’ act ed as adviser. Mr. 'Wiener will super vise the club for this year. Several changes in former plans were made. These changes will tend to im prove tlie cliih movement for the new year. “We hope that by those definite steps we may make several steps for ward this year,’’ declared E. D. Wiener, at the close of the meeting. (1- ■A

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