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February 3, 1928
The girls’ gym ball team has been
unusually successful in winning the
games that have been played. The
Aycock, 6; Caldwell, 20.
Training, 5; Caldwell 16.
Mclvei', 4; Caldwell, 20.
The basketball team at Caldwell has'
a fair chance of winning the city-wide
championship series this year. The re
sults of the games that have already
been played are:
Jan. 13-—^Caldwell, 32; Aycock, 6.
Jan. 17^—Caldwell, 41; Training, 5.
Jan. 18—Caldwell, 34; Mclver, 6.
Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell made a-
visit to Caldwell on Monday, January
14, 1928. The purpose of her visit was
to help the outgoing eight grades plan
their work at high school.
PURPLE AND GOLD
REVUE !S SUCCESS
First of Its King Put on by the
High School and Mr. John
son’s First Production
GLORIFIED SCHOOL GIRLS
“The Purple and Gold Revue of
1928,” written and directed by J. H.
Johnson, met with great success at the
Aycock School auditorium Monday
night, January 10.
This was the first show of its kind
given by the high school and the first
ever put on by Mr. Johnson, this being
his first year out of college. Those in
charge of the production are consider
ing making it an annual affair. A new
review would be written and staged
early next fall.
The different periods of history were
SENIOR CLASS AT TEA
SATURDAY, JAN. 21
Given in Honor of Members of
ABOUT 75 STUDENTS CALL
Punch Is Served During the Evening by
Miss Laura Tillett and Miss
Fannie Starr Mitchell
Elizabeth Wilson and Martha Sykes
entertained at tea Saturday afternoon,
January 21, at the latter’s home on
IVest lYashington Street, in honor of
the members of the mid-winter graduat
ing class of G. H. S.
Margaret High received at the front
door~"a'na' ihfrbdTrced the receiving line,
which was composed of Mrs. L. T. Wil
son, Mrs. E. C. Sykes, lNfert.lia„..Sjikes,
and the officers of the senior class.
The guests were directed into the
dining room by Miss Estelle Mitchell,
and here Miss Laura Tillett and Miss
Fannie Starr Mitchell poured tea. The
class colors of green and white were
carried out, and mistletoe, the class
flower, was used for decoration. As
sisting in serving were Evelyn Hire,
represented, showing the standing of
woman in each. It “glorified” the high
school girl, beginning with the colonial
and ante-bellum days and carrying the
time to 1960.
Outstanding features of the revue
were the comedians and dancers. Clar-
^ce Cone perhaps did the best
work" in the line of mirth provokers;
Kenneth Cates deserved praise as star
and blues singer. The lovely dances
of colonial times and those of mod
ern costume were well liked by the
Mr. Grady Miller and Frank Warner
were among the many praising the di
rectors and players. They considered
it one of the best amateur performances
which they have seen. Mr. Johnson
paid tribute to the cast of TO for the
co-operation and working ability. Louise
Thacker, the student director, and
■Rutn“Marley, the pianist, were spoken
oF as" deserving special credit for long
hours of work.
The Purple and Gold Revue met wTth
financial success, also gratifying those
ELECTED AT MEETING
At a class meeting of semester 6,
held Thursdaj% January 19, the junior
marshals for the graduating class were
elected. Emma Griflm, class president.
presided at the meeting
Sumner, faculty adviser, explained the
■qualities necessary for the position.
“This is an honor,” she said, “and the
people you choose should be worthy of
it. They should be polite, courteous,
and worthy of representing the whole
The marshals chosen were: Iglyie
tj^e, Mary Plenri Robinson, Margaret
R^ton, 'NevilHe-WatSfin:,' Tatum Spar
ger, and Clarence Phoenix, chief
Following the custom of the past sev
eral years, the next four issues of High
Lii’e will be edited by the classes, be-
.ginning with the seniors.
IMitli^,£IUagt^ Ruby Lee...,Ajidersm,
Atethea Sykes, and Catherine Svke.s.
MTss Southeriand"TFceived at
the door leading into the hall, and Miss
Lily Walker was stationed at the sun-
porch door. In this room punch was
served by Misses Lila Eure, Eleanor
Hill and Virginia Hollingsworth. The
sun-porch decorations successfully car
ried out the school colors, purple and
gold. The good-byes were said by Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Phillips.
MID-TERM REFLECTOR OUT
1 AN ATTRACTIVE
Yearbook Has “Circus” as Its Motif—-Is
Divided into Four Sections, Each
EDITING CLASS DESERVES PRAISE
The Reflector, published by the mid
term graduates, presents a very attrac
tive exterior. The cover is dark brown
with gold lettering. The motif of the
book is the “Circus.” It is divided into
four sections: Advance Notices; the
Ringmasters; Under the Big Top; Side
Shows. Advance Notices includes a
brief preface, the dedication to Miss
Mary Ellen Blackmon, and the pro
gram. A list of the faculty members
comes under the head of “Ringmasters.”
“Under the Big Top” refers with double
connotation to the graduates, their pic
tures, a class poem, a history, and a
prophecy of their future achievements.
“Side Shows” contains pictures and
brief accounts of some of the extra
Famous Pianist and Miss Gladys
Swarthout in Joint Concert for Civic
Music Association Patrons
Percy Grainger, noted pianist, and
Miss Gladys Swarthout, mezzo-soprano,
gave a joint recital at the auditorium
of North Carolina College Monday, Jan
uary 30. The program was given under
the direction of the Greensboro Civic
Music Association for its patrons.
Mr. Grainger, recognized by the
world of music a master of his art,
presented a variety of composition
which included such numbers as “The
Garden of Soul-Sympathy,” by Cyril
Scott; “Jeux-d’eau,” by Ravel; “Jutish
Medley,” by Grainger, and “Sonata, B
flat minor, op. 35,” by Chopin.
Among those compositions chosen by
Miss Swarthout for her performance
were the following; “Canzonetta,” by
Rosa; “Seguidilla,” by Bizet; “O That
It Were So,” by Bridge; “A Feast of
Lanterns,” by Bantock, and “Moon-
Marketing,” by Weaver.
Room 102—^Ruth Stinnett, Rebecca
Lowe, Arlindo Cate, Annie Cagle, Vir
Room 103—Henry Biggs, Joseph Hen
dricks, J. D. McXairy, Sadie Sharp,
Betty W. Turner, Eula Vaughn.
Room 106—Bill Byers, Ed Blair, Dan
Hogsette, Dorothy Donnell, Marian
Geoghegan, Eugenia Isler, Mary Jones,
Room 107—Margaret Bain, Ruth
Room 202—Harold Cone, Henry
Welland, Alia Ross.
Room 203—Elvie Hope, Charles Kel-
lenberger, Doris Hogan.
Room 204—Elizabeth Boyst.
Room 206-—Clyde Norcom, Catherine
Sykes, Dixon Thacker.
Room 207^—Carl Jones.
Room 208—Daphne Hunt, Ruth Long,
Katherine Nowell, Mary Q. Omohun-
dro, Mary Henri Robinson.
Room 1—Elizabeth Ayres, Elsie Mil
ler, Esther Self, Treva Williams, Doug
Room 2—Frances Garvey, Clara
Room 3—'Harold Steed, Joy Trailkill.
Room 'T^ETiZHh'et'h SniTfE7~Lorothy
Room 5—Annie Laurie Felder, Colom
bia Gaithes, Kate IVilkins.
Room —Sarah Burton Clegg, Mar-
garf't Keruodle, Nellie Allred.
Room 8—Leila George Cram, Floyd
Room 9—Irene Dorsett, Bernice
Room 11—Gladys Barbee, Grace Cur
tis, Elizabeth Leak, Elizabeth Sockwell.
Room 13—Ella May Barbour.
Room 14—Lorena Coffey.
Room 15—Luej^ Crocker, Ruth Stan-
Room B-1—Foy Gaskins, Frances
ford, Margaret Murchison.
Grantham, Mamie Leak Parsons, Eliza
beth Leftwich, Marguerite Ohman.
Room B-2—.Billy Edgerton, IVyatt
McNairy, Margaret Johnson, Elizabeth
Kelly, Sarah Scott Moore, Margaret
Room B-3—Ed Silvernail, Rigdon
Dees, Clary I-Iolt, Edwin Holt, Walter
King, Charles Schoffner, William Sulli
van, Evelyn Garrett, Alma Sharpe,
Jean Shaw, Lillie Mae Tritt.
Room B-4—Grace Flobbs, Cynthia
Room B-8—Helen Crutchfield.
CLASS MY EXERCISE
UNFOLDS FUTURE OF
Kuykendall’s Yacht” Is Scene
of Reunion Ten Years in
Joe Mann, ’27, attended the class day
exercises of the seniors Wednesday
yiary Lynn Carlson, ’27, who is at
tending Sweetbriar, sijent the week-end
in the city.
Sarah Mendenhall and Mary Eliza
beth King, ’27, both students at Ran-
dolph-YIacon, ’svere visitors to the city
Cynthia Vaughn came in for a week
end from Sweetbriar.
Betty Brown, our former editor,
comes to see us every now and then.
She usually drops in just when we need
help, and her aid is invaluable.
J’ever hear that one about “I
pawned my watch?”
It isn’t out yet.
MASCOTS APPEAR IN PLAY
Two Scenes Presented With Members
of Class on Board President’s
The graduating class of Greensboro
High School held their class day exer
cises "Wednesday night, January 25, at
the Odell Memorial Hall
The exercises were in two scenes—-
both on a private yacht owned by Ed
Kuykendall. The time is projected to
1938. The present graduating class
was holding a reunion. In the first
scene many of the old characters were
introduced. “Jimmie” Lassiter, the
first man to fly across the Atlantic in
a wingless airplane, dropped down from
the skies and joined the party. Harry
Gump soon appeared in his new limou
sine, loaded down with his girl friends.
Miss Tillett and Miss Walker radioed
their regrets at being unable to attend
The second scene depicted the last
day on the yacht, at which time the
group re-enacted the class day exercises
of 1928. The protagonists in this were
Bill Fife, who read the last will and
testament of that 1928 graduation;
Frances Sink, who presented the class
history; Elizabeth Betts and Evelyn
Parks, reciting the class poem; and
Margaret High, with her class prophecy.
The program was concluded by Ed
Kuykendall, president of the mid-term
graduates, presenting the class mascots
in the role of his children.
The Neivs, Commercial High School,
New Haven, Conn.:
We have received several issues of
your paper, and always enjoy reading
it. Your paper is good, but we suggest
that you collect all the sport articles
in one section. We like your Spanish
column. How about the French
The Oracle, Bradenton, Florida:
Your paper is snappy and interest
ing, but we might suggest several
changes. Black ink instead of blue,
and smaller headlines to make it less
top-heavy. Your editorials are fine, but
how about cutting the humor columns
The Buzzer, Baton Rouge, La.:
The last issue on January 17 seemed
a bit top-heavy. Can’t you change that
ad on the editorial page?
STUDENTS PREPARE FOR
25 Pupils Working on Query to Be Dis
cussed—Preliminaries Held Early
M’NARY-HAUGEN BILL IS TOPIC
Work on the triangular debate is get
ting under way at the high school.
Around 25 pupils are working on the
queiT, “Resolved, that Congress should
enact the YIcNary-Haugen farm relief
bill,” which will be discussed by the
high schools throughout the state.
At a meeting of all interested in the
debate held Wednesdaj^ afternoon, Jan
uary 18, plans were laid for securing
material on the subject and for the
preliminary debate to be held the sec
ond week in February. At this time
four debaters and two alternates will
be chosen from the contestants.
A team composed of two members
will debate Winston-Salem here on the
affirmative side of the question, while
a negative team of two will go to High
Point to meet the high school there.
Although the definite date has not yet
been announced, these debates will be
held in the latter part of March or the
first part of April.
Last year Greensboro, represented by
Harry Gump and Henry Biggs, won the
Aycock Memorial Cup for the first time.
In case Greensboro should win it again
this year the cup will become the per
manent property of the school. Al
though none of the debaters of last
year’s team is back, those who are de
bating hope to repeat the victory.
No man is born into the world whose
Is not born with him. There is always
And tools to work withal, for those
And blessed are the horny hands of
Do you chew, smoke?
No, I have no feminine habits.
The Gmlfordian, Guilford College,
IVe always enjoy reading your news
The Record, Mamaroneck, N. Y.:
The Record is good, and your edi
torials are particularly worth reading.
We suggest varying your type of head
lines. Keep up your good work.
BIG SISTERS ENTERTAIN
AT MOCK TRACK MEET
Pomona and New Girls Are Guests of
Honor at Big Party in Cafe
teria January 19
A mock track-meet was the form of
entertainment with which the senior
“Big Sisters” entertained the new Po
mona girls, and teachers and the new
girls recently entering G. H. S. The
social Avas given in the school cafe
teria, Thursday, January iy, I92S.
The “Big Sisters” formed a mock
receiving line to greet their guests.
Each girl boAA'ed three times to her
guests, and repeated her name each
time; then the guest replied in like
manner. This form of greeting caused
much merriment, and put the girls at
their ease at once.
Each AA’as giAmn, upon entering, a
number and G. H. S. colors. They AAmre
then divided into tAAm groups, headed
by a captain and cheer leader. Then
the groups competed in various mock
races, such as: a chariot race, balloon
race, neAVspaper race, volley ball Avith
balloons, egg race, cracker race, and
Eskimo pies and suckers AA’ere seiumd
throughout the entertainment.
THE BIG PARADE
“Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!” by tAvms
and threes, by dozens and scores, ’n
mobs and hordes, unendingly they
come. Worthy pedagogues leap aside
to aA-oid the advancing masses, Avhile
dignified students look on aghast, their
habitual decorum upset by this unprece
The professors struggle madly to
guide the invaders into the proper chan
nels. Irresistible, they oAmrfloAv the
halls and fill the auditorium. Those
Avhose lot it is to direct this hetero
geneous band mount to the platform
and in stentorian tones attempt to in
culcate the “spirit of G. H. S.” into
these recruits. 'Ydiat Herculean labors!
Alas! hoAv impossible to achieve.
Manfully our teachers struggle; fran
tically they distribute hand-books in
an effort to direct the restless horde.
And oh, Avith Avhat joy they finally
see them stream out to become the bane
of session room teachers’ lives. Such
is the ordeal of registering the two
hundred and forty-five.
Mother: Noaa% son, if you do just as
the doctor tells you, you will get along
fine in this hospital.
Small boy: I’ll do just as he says,
mother, but I AAmn’t let him pack no
crying baby off on me like he did you.