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CIVITAN CLUB GIVES
SENIORS LOVING CUP
FOR ESSAY CONTEST
“The Proper Attitude Toward
the Law” Is Subject Chosen
by Civitan for Students
SEMESTER VII COMPETES
Winners Name to Be Engraved on Cup.
Forty Students in Present Graduat
ing Class Are Now Competing
The Civitan Club of Greensboro has
announced a new essay contest to be
open to the members of each rising
senior class beginning with the pres
ent one. “The Proper Attitude Toward
the Law” is the subject chosen by the
Civitans for the January class this
year; a different subject will be se
lected each semester following.
A silver loving cup will be awarded
for the essay which is adjudged the
best from each class. The winner’s
name will be engraved on the cup; and
he will keep it in his possession until
the close of the next contest, when it
will pass to the winner in that group.
The following rules govern the con
test. All essays must be between 500
and 1,500 words in length. They must
be typewritten on one side of the paper
only. They must be turned in two
weeks before commencement.
Thirty-five or forty students in the
present graduating class are now com
GIRL RESERVES HOLD
CIRCLE OF UGHTS
After Impressive Ceremony Po
mona Girls Act as Hostess to
Greensboro and Bessemer
ELEVEN NEW MEMBERS
On Monday, January 2, the Greens
boro Girl Reserves held a Circle of
Lights, at 5 o’clock at the Y. W. C. A.
The Circle of Lights is the initiation
of the new girls into the club. It was
a very impressive ceremony, each girl
being robed in the white and blue uni
form of the society. They all held
torches during the ceremony. Those
girls who were initiated are: Ewell
Crawford, Linda Garrell, Douglas
Long, Page Howard, Claire Hartsook,
Annie Peebles Richardson, Adelaide
Fortune, Emma Griffin, Dixon Thacker,
Virginia Wade, Lucille Sharpe.
After the ceremony the girls went to
the hut where the Pomona girls were
hostesses to Greensboro and Bessemer.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the supper
G. H. S. NIGHT CLASSES
OPEN AFTER HOLIDAYS
High School Heating System Repaired
and Evening Classes Are in Prog
ress After Delay
The G. H. S. night school classes
opened Friday night, January 6, to
continue the work after the holidays.
The school was scheduled to open Mon
day night following the vacation, but
there have been no classes this week,
the delay being caused by the furnace
boiler trouble in the high school build-
Heat has been supplied during the
day, while the nights have been given
over to repair work on the boiler.
Since the heating system has been re
paired, the classes were held Friday
night, as they were formerly. W. M.
York, head of night school, announces
that new students may enter any
classes except shorthand.
Although regular hiking is over until
spring, Carl Lane Browne says she’ll
go hiking with any girls who only lack
hiking points for their monograms.
William Mitchell Cates, son of W. M.,
315 East Sycamore.
William W. Fife, Jr., son of W. W.,
912 Olive St.
George Gregory, son of G. G., 816
Harry Gump, son of Mrs. J. B.
Gump, 1103 North Elm.
Ray Henderson, son of J. S., 203
E. Le Grande Johnson, son of L. M.,
304 Aycock Drive.
Edgar Davis Kuykendall, Jr., son of
E. D., 709 Magnolia.
James Edmund Lassiter, son of Mrs.
J. L., 114 E. McCulloch.
Albert Little, son of O. E., 829
Harry Lloyd, son of B. H., 120 Tate
Basil Nave, son of J. A., 1717 Britton.
Charles Alfred Root, Jr., son of
C. O., 417 Bellemeade.
Edward Reiin Stainback, son of W.
L., Irving Park.
Frances Margaret Bain, daughter of
C. W., 231 North Spring.
Elizabeth Betts, daughter of W. A.,
416 West Bessemer.
Ruth Chandler, daughter of J. W.,
Cora Lee Cox, daughter of Walter R.,
315 Tate St.
Marjorie Christine Cox, daughter of
E. R., 304 East Bragg.
Jewell Dicks, daughter of T. W., 803
Wilma Juanita Dillon, daughter of
J. E., 741 Pearson St.
Catherine Margaret Duffy, daughter
of E. J., 418 North Edgeworth.
Ellen Eva Dunivant, daughter of
Mrs. Celestia Dunivant, 308 W. Smith.
Margaret Sparger High, daughter of
A. B., 501 North Greene.
Hazel Jenkins, daughter of L. C.,
621 South Mendenhall.
Mildred Knight, daughter of Dr. W.
P., 720 Summit Ave.
Kathleen Louise Lashley, daughter
of W. L., 607 Battleground Ave.
Mary Ruth Lewis, daughter of R. C.,
340 West Lee.
Margaret Vance Neal, daughter of
W. W., 207 South Mendenhall.
Mary Elizabeth Pamplin, daughter of
W. M., 613 Arlington.
Evelyn Louise Parks, daughter of
W. L., 233 North Cedar.
Helen Alcott Shuford, daughter of
J. H., 915 Olive St.
Frances Sink, daughter of J. M., 1803
Katrina Bell Smathers, daughter of
Dr. H. A., 101 Westover Terrace.
Martha Andrews Sykes, daughter of
E. C., 418 West Washington.
Rebecca Scales Webster, daughter of
J. B., 408 West Washington.
Virginia Elizabeth Wilson, daughter
of L. T., 312 Isabel St.
Ruth Elizabeth Yarborough, daugh
ter of L. A., 519 Tate St.
Tell me not in mournful numbers
Examination day is here;
Teacher’s been teaching while I slum
I been saying I don’t keer.
Exams are just what they seem-—
Worst things in all the year.
G. H. S. SENIOR GIRLS
FROM POMONA HIGH
“Big Sisters” Active in Greeting
New Pupils—Sponsored by
MISS MITCHELL LEADER
Twenty-Two Spring Graduates Assist
Newcomers in Planning Entertain
ment—Dean Selects “Big Sisters”
Senior girls acted as “Big Sisters”
to the Pomona High School girls Mon
day, January 2. The seniors met the
Pomona girls, welcomed them and
aided them in every way possible.
The Junior girls acted as “Big Sis
ters” to the newcomers to high school
at the beginning of this term. The
goal and purpose this organization
is to see that the new girls are wel
comed and made to feel at home; that
more girls may become acquainted with
the customs and rules of the school;
and that they may learn the position
of different classes and parts of the
Miss Fannie S. Mitchell, dean and
faculty adviser for this organization,
selects the “Big Sisters.” “My only
objection to using the senior girls,” said
she, “is that they will have so much
other work to do in order to graduate
Plans will be made in the near fu
ture for an entertaainment for these
new “Little Sisters.”
The senior girls acting as “Big Sis
ters” for this time are; Margaret All-
red, Ruby Lee Anderson, Lucile Atkins,
Margaret Blaylock, Prances Cartland,
Dorothy Donnell, Juanita Dilion, Lois
Freeland, Sarah Ferguson, Doris Ho
gan^ Elvie Hope, Frances Leak, Jose
phine Liles, Irene McFadyen, Helen
Miles, Lucile Sharpe, Margaret Sock-
Well, Alethia Sj’kes, Betty Turner,
Duella Walker, Frances Williams, Eula
SPRING SEMESTER ADDS
MANY NEW STUDENTS
New Session Rooms Are Created and
Seats Are Being Put in More
NEW SCHEDULE WILL BE MADE
The new semester brings to G. H. S.
200 students new to high school life.
Room will be made for the new stu
dents, although the rooms will be
crowded. Seats are being placed in
the rooms having the most space and
several new session rooms are being
The actual enrollment is now 1,114
and 1,050 attend egularly. This is the
first time in the history of Greensboro
High that the enrollment has reached
the thousand mak. With the new
semester more than 1,200 will be en
For the spring semester all the stu
dents will be allowed to make their
own schedules. The week beginning
January 16 students will make their
proposed schedules. On January 30,
the first day of the coming semester,
pupils will arrange schedules that will
be followed until the close of school in
A FALSE ALARM
‘But where will we eat?”
‘We just won’t eat.”
‘I’m glad I go home.’
These and many more similar re
marks were heard around G. PI. S.
after the holidays. Some people firmly
believed that the cafeteria service at
school would be discontinued because
they had read it in one of the daily
papers . It did appear in the paper but
all through a mistake, and soon the
agitated students were assured that
they would not be compelled to starve.
SCHOOL SAVINGS SYSTEM
School dance posits Pet.
Caldwell 731 493 67.4
Aycock 723 409 55.1
Simpson 125 54 43.2
Spring 275 84 30.5
Mclver 551 121 21.9
High 840 57 6.7
DR. MINES SPEAKS
Brutal Frankness That is Prev
alent in Modern Literature
Is Lecturer’s Subject
PICTURES MODERN WORKS
Dr. Francis P. Gaines^ president of
Wake Forest College, spoke before the
Greensboro Open Forum in the King
Cotton Hotel ballroom, January 9.
Dr. Gaines’ lecture was on the sub
ject of “Literature Quest for Truth.”
The essentially modern literature with
its brutally frank bent for picturing
the truth is a painful necessity. Dr.
Gaines brought out. An unrelenting
passion for turning a sharp light on
conditions as they really exist has
made modern literature distinctive.
Both in the plot manipulation and the
substance of the story can be found
conditions which are pictured in their
The pursuit of beauty marked the
writings of the romantic age, while the
late Victorian age was concerned with
utility. Today there is an honesty of
representation which is carried almost
to the point of photographer’s accu
racy, Dr. Gaines said. “Even the lustre
of the lovely old south is being turned
to brass. All walks of life are closely
scrutinized, especially the religious side
NEW LIBRARY BOOKS
Edmund, Toaster’s Handbook.
Field, A Little Book of Profitable
Field, Poems of Eugene Field.
Forbush, Be Square.
Fox, Christmas Eve on Lonesome.
Fox, Little Shepherd of Kingdom
Freeman, English Portraits and Es
Froissart, The Boy’s Froissart.
Frost, The Wagner Story Book,
Gaboriau, File No. 113.
Galsworthy, The Eldest Son.
Galsworthy, Old English.
Galsworthy, Representative Plays,
Garvin, Canadian Poets.
Grahame, Dream Days.
Grahame, The Golden Age.
Grant, Occasional Versq.
Greely, True Tales of Arctic Heroism.
Grinnell, Trails of the Pathfinder.
Hamilton, Vanished Pomp.
Hamilton, The Days Before Yester
Hamilton, Here, There and Every
Harkins, Little Pilgrimages.
Hawes, Chaucer for Schools.
Holm, Saxe Holm’s Stories.
Horuaday, Tales From Nature’s Won
GRADUATES OF 1927
HOLD FIRST REUNION
AT THE KING COTTON
Mary Jane Wharton, Everlast
ing President, Welcomed the
Class and Their Guest
CLASS MEETS ANNUALLY
The Honored Guests Were Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Phillips, Misses lone Grogan,
Lilly Walker, and Evelyn Martin
The experiences of college life and
the memories of high school days were
pleasantly united when the graduates
of the Greensboro high school class of
1927 banqueted at the King Cotton
hotel, Monday, January 2.
The affair was so much enjoyed that
the class decided to make the occasion
an annual one to be continued at least
through four years that its members
will be enrolled in colleges and uni
Evelyn Rives, a student at N. C.
C. W., was elected as chairman of
next year’s program.
Students and Guests Present
Mary Elizabeth King, student at
Randolph Macon College, and Finley
Atkisson, who is employed at Meyer’s
Department Store, gave informal talks.
The banquet opened with Mary Jane
Wharton, president, welcoming the
class and its guests in a talk that
struck the keynote of the evening’s
program. Four students from different
colleges gave talks on their college life.
They were: Matilda Robinson, from
N, C. C. W.; Cynthia Vaughn, from
Sweetbriar; Ernest Scarboro from
Guilford, and Beverly Moore, from
Three toasts were raised; Sarah
Mendenhall lifting her glass to Greens
boro High School. She is a student at
Randolph Macon. Virginia Douglas, of
St. Geneviere, lifted her glass for the
President Welcomes Class
Ruth Heath, of N. C. C. W., bade
them farewell, having also directed a
series of stunts entitled “Do You Re
member.” Miriam Block, of N. C.
C. W., read a memorial for Miss Ruby
Elliott, a member of the class who
died in the summer.
Fifty classmates and their guests
were present. The honored guests were
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Phillips, Miss lone
Grogan, Miss Lily Walker and Miss
The banquet closed with the singing
of the class song.
G. H. S. FRESHMAN WINS
SANTA’S ITEM CONTEST
Douglas Cartland Is Winner of Second
Prize—-Sponsored by Business Con
cerns and Greensboro Daily News
Winners in the Santa’s Sack Item
contest, held by the Greensboro Daily
News and sponsored by 50 of the lead
ing, business concerns of Greensboro,
were announced December 23. The
first prize of $100 went to Mrs. W. F.
Hayworth and the poster submitted by
Douglas Cartland, semester two stu
dent of G. H. S., won second prize of
$50. Four prizes of $25 each, and five
of $10, were also awarded.
Each Wednesday edition of the Daily
News for six weeks before Christmas
contained 50 advertisements marked
Santa’s Sack Item. These were each
reproduced on the poster and labeled,
together with a large picture of Santa
TO THE TEACHER
You sent me a card that said
N M A S is here at last
But my report card read
X A M S you’ll never pass
Why do you pester me so?
EXAMS are here and they won’t go.