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GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, MAY 4, 1928
4RM¥ of salesmen
TO AID CHAUTADOOA
Group of 75 G. H. S. Students
Will Sell Tickets for Red-
CLARENCE PHOENIX HEAD
Ed Davant and Ruth Stinnett, Colonels,
Have Six Captains, Each With Five
Assistants Under Them
Flans for organizing 75 iiigli school
students into an army to sell tickets
for the Redpath Chaiitnnqna were
made 5Ionday night, April 23, 1928, at
a student supper meeting in G. H. 8.
Clarence Phoenix is general of the
campaign and Ed Davant and Ruth
Stinnett were named colonels. Two
teams of six captains were appointed
under these. They are: Elizabeth
Boyst, Rachel Lipscoinh, .Rose Good
win, Araminta Gant, Dick Burroughs.
Wyatt Taylor, Prances Williams, Ruby
Lee Anderson, Frank Nicholson, Mar
garet Sockwell, Charles Rives and
Under each of these are five people
not yet appointed. This group of stu
dents expect to sell close to 2,000
Some of the interesting features of
the program are ‘‘Tommy,” a Broad
way Jiit; “Shepherd of the Hills,” from
Harold Bell WrighUs famous novel,
and “The Cotter’s Saturday Night,” an
outstanding musical play. Besides,
there are lectures, musicians, costumed
ensemble singers, popular instrumental
ists and many other features of inter
A. P. Routh presided at the meeting
and addre-ses were made by Principal
C. W. Phillips, Harry Gordon, advance
agent for the chantanqua; Ed Weiner,
boys’ Y. M. C. A. secertary and for
merly with the Redpath ; and Miss Nel
lie Kate Dry, faculty adviser of girls
at the high school.
BIGGS AND M’NAIRY WIN
IN STATE ESSAY CONTEST
Subject, Any Phase of Science, Either
Chemistry, Physics, or Biology;
2,000 Word Limit
UNDER AUSPICES OF UNIVERSITY
Henry Biggs, of G. H. 8., won first
place in the essay contest that the
North Carolina Academy of 8cience of
Chapel Hill condncted. J. D. McNairjq
also from oiir school, tied with J. M.
James, of 'Wilmington, for second place.
Biggs wrote on “The Relation of
Chemistry to Health and Disease.”
McNairy wrote on “The Relation of
Chemistry to National Defense.” Biggs
showed in his paper the increasing im
portance in preventive medicines, also
that medicines depend on chemistry.
He also showed the importance of
combining the different departments of
science. “In this we would prevent
suffering in the future. Also scientists
need the support of the government.”
Biggs also pointed out that the govern
ment only showed an interest as far as
war was concerned. He said that our
war on disease is by far more important
than our wars on mankind.
The purpose of this contest was to
stimulate an interest in science. The
limited number of words that one could
write was 2,000.
The judges in the contest were pro
fessors of science from the leading
colleges in the state.
The following invitations have
been received by the members of the
junior and senior classes of Greens
boro High School:
Ye Okie Maye Festival
l"e Olde Conntrie Club
This is the occasion for the annual
affair with which the juniors bid
farewell to the graduating class.
CONVENTION IN MAY
Clyde Norcom, Carlton Wilder,
Frances Cartland, and Orane
Postlewait to Go
AT WASHINGTON AND LEE
Clyde Norcom, associate editor of
High Life, and Orane Postlewait will
represent High Life at a journalistic
convention to he held May 31 and 12
at Washingtcn and Lee University,
Carlton 'Wilder, editor of Homespun,
and Frances Cartland will represent
Homespun at the same convention. The
representatives will leave Thursday
and will drive through the country in
'While there, Clyde Norcom will
make a talk. She will speak on (1)
“Accomplishments of Publications Dur
ing the Past Year, (2) “Helpful Ma
terial Brought Out at the Last Con
vention '\Yhich Has Been Successfully
Utilized by Each Publication,” and (3)
“Any Changes or Innovations in the
Departments of the Publication Since
At the request of the officers of the
convention Carlton Wilder will make
a talk on some phase of magazine work.
Last 5’ear was the first time that
this convention was held. It is now’
an annual affair. High Life and
Homespun wmre both entered last year,
and both won first place in their class,
in group A, for w hich cups w’ere award
ed to the persons that attended the
5Irs. Mary S. Ashford, faculty ad
viser for High Life, wdll accompany
the delegates to Lexington.
N. S. P. A. CONTEST
N. S. P. A. Is Formed from C. D. P. A.
and Is Self-Supporting, Requiring
High Life and Homespun have been
entered in the National Scholastic Press
Association contest wdiich w ill be held
at the L'niversity of Minnesota, Min
neapolis, this spring. The N. S. P. A.
has been formed from the Central Inter
scholastic Press Association, and is a
self-supporting group requiring mem
bership fees. G. H. S. publications are
charter members because they joined
before June 1st, and therefore the staff
of these wdll he allow’ed to vote on the
constitution for the new^ association.
Loving cups wdll be awarded the wdn-
ners. The results of the ueAvspaper and
magazine contests w’ill he announced iu
the May issue of the Scholastic Editor.
This contest is national in scope and
entries are from colleges, normal
schools and high schools. Groupings
are according to the innnber of students
in the school and High Life and Home-
spun are entered in Group B, wdiich ic
composed of high schools wdth a school
enrollment of from 1,000 to 1,500 stu
THOMS HUME CUP !S
AWARDED G. H. S. FOR
Cup, Given for the First Time
This Year, in Memory of
Dr. Thomas Hume
CONI^EST HELD AT U. N. C.
Homespun Also '^Vins Cup, Which Was
Presented at Finals of State
The Thomas Hume Cnp, awairded for
excellence in journalism, wms given this
year for the first time at the contest
held each year at the University of
North Carolina. The Greensboro High
School paper, High Life, won this cnp,
wdiile Homespun took first place in the
magazine contest, according to a letter
received by Mr. Bhillips from Dr. E. L.
Rankin, secretary of the High School
This is the third year that High
Life has won first place, and the sec
ond year that Homespun has w’on first
honors in the state contest.
The Hume cnp is given in memory
of Dr. Thomas Hnme, for many years
the head of the English Department at
the University of North Carolina. A
representative of High Life was to
have received the cnp at the final de
bate of the High School Debating
Union held Friday, April 20, in the
Memorial hall of North Carolina Uni
versity. On account of the fact that
it had not arrived, it wais not presented
at that time, but will be sent to G. H.
S. in the near future. The Homespun
cup was presented at the final debate.
The judges of the contest w’ere; T. F.
Royster, Addison Hubbard and O. J.
MAY 7-11 WILL BE
HONOR STUDENTS GUESTS
OF CIVITAN CLUB MAY 1
Forty-Four Students Go to Raleigh on
the Fourth Annual Civitan Trip
MR. BAXTER SELLERS IN CHARGE
Honor students of Greensboro High
w’ere guests of the Civitan Club Tues
day, May I, on the fourth annual Civi
tan trip to Raleigh. At 7 ;o0 Tuesday
morning 44 students gathered on G. H.
S. campus and in due time w’ere as
signed to cars of the Civitans and w’ere
soon on the waiy to the state capital.
This year Mr. Baxter Sellers wms in
charge of the trip.
Colonel Fred Olds conducted the
sight-seeing tour through the capital.
The hall of History, the executive man
sion, blind institute and penitentiary
w’ere visited before the return trip.
Altogether 40 students made the trip,
35 from G. H. S., two from Bessemer,
one from Training School and one from
Those wdio made the trip are : Greens
boro High School—Angela Patterson,
Jennie Homey, Treva 'Williams, Bettie
Anne Combs, Elizabeth Bnhman, Wal
lace Siler, Alma Sneed, Margaret
Marchisou, Martha Shnford, Gladys
Barbee, Christo Lane Fogle, Edwinna
Jones, Mary Quill Omohundro, James
Stewmrt, Clary Holt, Louise Whitting
ton, Bernice Love, Romeo La Forte,
Margaret Golden, Bessie Tate, Eloise
Jones, Ellen 'Williams, Mary Scott
Jones, Lynette Williams, Margaret Ker-
Bessemer High School — Robert
Buchanan and Nettie Rayle.
Miss Laura Sumner, of the English
department of G. H. S., accompanied
the party to Raleigh.
The week heginning May 7 wdll
he observed in G. H. S. as regis
tration week. A registrar wdll be
stationed on each floor of the main
building and the new building.
They wdll he on duty at stated
times during the day. The students
wdll register according to semester.
To register the student must have
ample proof that he is a member
of the semester to which he says
The Student Council and regis
tration officials urge that all stu
dents wdio wdsh to vote register,
because only those registered wdll
be allow’ed to vote in the final elec
tion wdiich Avill he held the folloAV-
HAVE BEEN MADE
Dr.x RoHdthaler, President of
Saiem College, to Make
BY G. H. S. STUDENTS
TO HEAD COUNCILS
Student Council Candidates
Are: Henry Welland, Chas'.
Rives and Bill Petree
ALL NOMINEES CAPABLE
REV. NESBIT TO PREACH
Plans for graduation of the June
class of 1028 have been completed.
Senior examination will begin Wednes
day, Ylay 23, and wdll be completed
May 28, Avhen the regular examination
May 29 to June I has been designated
as senior w’eek. During this time the
graduates will he entertained at the
usual social events wdiich feature this
w’eek. The baccalaureate sermon Avill
be delivered by Rev. C. R. Neshit, of
Charlotte, wdio wdll preach at the First
Presbyterian church in the. absence of
Dr. Charles F. Myers. Class day exer
cises will be held Thursday evening.
May 31, at Odell Memorial auditorium.
Friday evening, June I, the coni-
mencenieiit exercises wdll be held at
Odell Memorial anditoriuni. Dr. How
ard Edward Rondtliaier, president of
Salem College at Winston-Salem, noted
educator and traveler, wdll deliA’er the
commencement address. At this time
the seniors will wear their caps and
gowns and sit in a group.
There are 144 graduates in the class,
wdiich is the largest graduation class
in the history of G. H. S., according to
C. W. Phillips. The class officers are:
President, Dick Douglas; Adce-presi-
dent, Frank Nicholson; secretary, Dor
othy Spencer; and treasurer, Tom Pem
Mr. Goons States That He Is Particu
larly Fond of “Big Ugly Boys of
High School Age”
“I am greatly interested in the High
Life and the training that G. H. S.
instruction offers,” said Mr. Robert
Coons, the new’ “Y” secretary, in an
interview w’ith a High Life reporter
He also says that, although his call
ing seems to be w’ith boys and young
men, his only children are girls, w’ho,
with his w’ife, are to remain in New’
Bern until school is out in June.
The new^ secretary’s vieiA’s seem to
run in the same channels w’ith those of
Air. C. AY. Phillips.
Air. Coons compliments the school on
its good w'ork and particular habit of
w’iiining cups and prizes. He also
states that he is particularly fond of
big ugly boys of high school age.
“I like my wmrk here, as w’ell as the
new’ ‘Y’ building,” concluded Air. Coons.
Clyde Norcom, Elizabeth Boyst, Cath
erine Lambe Nominated for Girls’
NEW ‘Y’ SECRETARY
PRAISES HIGH SCHOOL
Henry AA'eilaud and Charles Rives,
nominated by the council committee,
and Bill Petree, nominated from the
floor, and w’inner in the primary, are
candidates for Student Council presi-
ident for next year. The election will
he held Alay 15.
Bill Petree is a member of student
council from the Athletic Association;
on the varsity football team ; secretary-
treasurer of Hi-Y; and a member of
the Alouogram Club.
Charles Rives is on the student coun
cil, on track team, nieniber of Alono-
grani Club, president of semester 6,
president of session room, president of
I-Ii-Y, and is on the varsity football
Henry AA^eiland is a member of the
Debating Club, an Engle Scout, and he
has been on the honor roll at G. LI. S.
for 18 months.
For the office of Girls’ Council Presi
dent, Elizabeth Boyst and Catherine
Lamb were nominated by the commit
tee and Clyde Norcom, nominated from
the floor and w’inner in the primary,
Clyde Norcom is an associate editor
of High Life, a inember or tiie Hiking,
sw’imming and hockey teams, a big sis
ter and on the chapel program commit
tee. She has been on the honor roll
eA’erj’ month since she has been in
G. H. S.
Catherine Lamb is a member of the
Girls’ Council, secretary of session
room, Big Sister, chapel program com
mittee, in hiking club, and on hockey
Elizabeth Boyst has been on the
honor roll many times. She is secre
tary of the Debating Club, and was si
member of the triangular debating
team; on the Homespun staff. Girls’
Council member, president of session
room. Big Sister, and has been a mem
ber of the basketball team.
HENRY BIGGS WINS IN ^
There Were Eight Subjects From Which
Each Entran Chose the Sub
ject of His Essay
A LETTER FROM L. F. WILLIAMS
Henry Biggs, senior of Greensboro
Lligh School, received the following
letter Alouday from T. J. AA^illiams,
chairman of the American Chemical
Society Prize Essay Contest:
North Carolina State College, ” *
Dear Air. Biggs: It is w’ith pleasure
that I extend to 5mu my hearty con
gratulations on wdnning second place,,
or honorable mention, in “Chemistry in
Health and Disease.” On the wdiole
the competition is stronger this year
and you are to be congratulated on
wdnning under the circumstances.
A"ery truly yours,
L. F. AVilliams.
State Chairman of Essay.
There w’ere eight subjects from
wdiich each entrant chose the subject
of his essay.