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Have You Something To
Be Thankful For?
If So, Show it by Making Some
one Else Enjoy Thanksgiving
From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL. NOVEMBER 20, 1031
JUNIORS TO SELL
Semester Six Will Earn Money
for Junior-Senior Entertain
ment With Sales’ Project.
COMMITTEE PLANS PARTY
Drive in Nature of Contest Between
Three Session Rooms of
G. H .S.
A drive to sell Christmas cards and
magazines is bein^.piU on by the semes
ter VI in order to obtain money with
which to entertain the semester VIII.
Most members of the class are enthusi
astic and have pledged their time. How
ever, the lazy members of the class
will donate a dollar to the treasury.
The drive, which is in the nature of a
contest between the junior session
rooms 303, 305 and 315, will continue
through the remainder of November
and will come to an official ending the
last day of the month. Directly fol
lowing, the two losing rooms will en
tertain the winner with an informal
tea in the school cafeteria at activities
Junior-Senior a Tradition
The entertainment afforded the sen
iors by the juniors each year has been
established by precedents in the high
school. It is hoped that the function
will be held this year before the Christ
John Lind,eman Offers Proposition
John Lindeman, a former student of
G. H. S., has offered the Christmas card
project on a commission to the juniors.
Bach sale nets the class a generous per
centage of the money collected. The
two magazines being sold by subscrip
tions are The Ladies' Home Journal
and the Saturday Evening Post.
Committee Will Plan Party
These plans were made by a commit
tee which was appointed by the presi
dent, Frank Pittman, at the last semes
ter meeting, when the class definitely
decided to sponsor the Junior-Senior.
The committee will also make final
plans for the entertainment when the
money from the drive comes in. It is.
aided by the officers of the class and
the faculty adviser, Miss Mary Mc-
Nairy. Members of the committee
Helen Short, Lane Barksdale, Edward
Benbow and Edward Cone. The
cers are: president, Prank Pittman;
vice-president, Kathleen Crowe; secre
tary, Rebecca Jeffress; treasurer, How
ard Thornlow; student council repre
sentative, Johnson Hayes; and girls’
council representative, Helen Crutch
G. H. S. Students
To Get Holidays
When the last bell has rung at
3:30, Wednesday, November 25, the
students will leave the buildings of
G. H. S. not return until the follow
ing Monday, It was announced by
C. W. Phillips that as usual there,
would be two holidays.
It is expected that many of the
boys at G. H. S. will turn hunters,
and no doubt will seek their game
throughout North Carolina and some
of the neighboring states. It is said
that rabbits are plentiful this year,
so none of these young hunters
Sliould come home empty-handed.
Many of those who are less fortu
nate and will not have a chance to
go hunting may visit relatives, and
still others will spend the holidays
quietly at home.
DATE FOR ANNUAL
MUSIC CONTEST SET
Supervisor’s Conference, Held
At N. C. C. W.; Names
April 28 and 29.
CHANGE MADE IN RULES
April 28 and 29 are the dates of the
13th annual state music contest for 1932
as set at the third annual supervisors’
conference held at N. C. C. W. on Oc
tober 15 and 16.
STUDENTS DONATE FOOD
FOR Cim UNEMPLOYED
Staple and Fancy Groceries Are Of
fered for Distribution Among
SENIOR GIRL SCOUTS GIVE AID
One Tuesday, November 24, the stu
dents of Greensboro senior high school
donated food and other articles to be
given to the less fortunates of the city,
as hes been the custom in the past
All contributions were turned over to
the. Senior Girl Scouts, who had charge
of everything in general, such as: re
ceiving the gifts, putting them up ii
baskets, and distributing them.
Trucks from the welfare office and
the school came at 1 o’clock to carry
the food, which had been put in
kets. to the welfare office of Greens
boro. The food was taken to the Cen
tral fire station on Greene street, where
it was sorted out by the firemen for
various families in need of food.
Several civic organizations co-oper
ated to make this a happy Thanksgiv
ing for Greensboro’s’'jtecdy.
0. W. Phillips, principal of Greens
boro Senior high school, stated that the
blessings came both ways, from the peo
ple who received and from the people
'who gave willingly; and that those who
were fortunate enough to possess cars,
and beautiful fur coats, and those who
were going on a trip for Thanksgiving
could enjoy their holidays all the mere
because they had helped toward mak
ing some poor soul happy-
SENIOR HI DEBATERS
TO MEET HIGH POINT
Resolved: “That trial by jury should
be abolished” will be the subject for
the senior debaters in their debate with
High Point December 2 and 4.
On the affirmative there will be, for
G. H. S., Edgar Meibohn, Alma Tay
lor, and Henry Nau, On the negative,
Hick Cann, Billy Womble, and Martha
Burnside will represent Greensboro.
Last year Senior high lost to High
Point by a 2 to 1 decision, The senior
team has a good lineup again the
The query for the triangular debate
this year is: “Resolved: That the United
States should adopt compulsory unem
ployment insurance.” Try-outs for the
debate, in which any member of the
student body may participate, are to
be held Saturday, December 12.
Dr. Dann Gives Instructions
At this meeting there were 104 su
pervisors and mothers who gathered to
discuss questions and problems and to
receive instruction in instrumental
vocal music which was rendered by Dr.
Hallis Dann, of New York University,
who is one of the outstanding music
authorities in the country, and who, i:
all probability, will be one of the judges
in the high school music contest
April. Further instruction in piano '
given by John Powell, of Richmond,
who for years has been one of the
judges of piano. Band and orchestra
discussions were led by James C. Harp
er, of Lenoir.
Same System of Judging to Be Used
Grady H. Miller states that practical
ly the same system of judging and-rat
ing which was used last year will be
used again next year. There is one dif
ference which will interest Greensboro
high school students participating, The
organization winning an event for threo
consecutive years may compete for the
trophy cup, yet remain ineligible in
the* individual event. For instance, G.
H. S. band won last year for the third
consecutive time, thus becoming ineli
gible to participate in the band contest
According to the new rule, the band
will compete in the event, but points
will go only toward the trophy cup.
There was a criticism last year about
too few cups being given. The judges
will be instructed to avoid this when
ever possible and to award cups in tlie
majority of cases.
To avoid confusion, the competitive
drill in which approximately 25 bands
are expected to take part will be held
on the college campus instead of in the
Banquet Held at King Cotton Hotel
The banquet for the supervisors wag
held in the Florentine room of the King
Cotton Hotel, Friday evening, with W.
P. Twaddell, of Durham, presiding. Be
sides Dr. Dann, Mr. Powell, and Mr.
Harper, H. S. Dyer, of the tTniversity
of North Carolina, and Dr. Wade R.
Brown, dean of the school of music at
N. C. C. W., spoke. Mass singing,
led by Dr. Dann, was one of the fea
tures of the evening.
A bulletin containing plans and ma
terial for the spring contest will be pub
lished shortly by a committee appointed
for that purpose. The adjournment was
NEW FRENCH CLUB
Impose Fine of One Cent for Each
Word Spoken in English
PRESENT SCENE FROM “COSETTE”
A new French club has been organ
ized by Miss Virginia Hollingsworth’s
sixth period French 3 class. The offi
cers are Kathryn Ginsberg, president
Elizabeth Yates, vice-president; and
Josepl^ine Lucas, secretary and treas
A fine of one cent is imposed for
each English word spoken during the
meetings. It is predicted that the cof
fers of the organization will swell rap
idly, for it seems impossible to prevent
some little English noun from creep-
PRINCIPALS IN OPERA “lOLANTHE”
Miller Choses Double Cast
For Opera On December 4
The prinoiiials of the Opera lolantlie are shown above. Reading from left to right they appear as follows: Front
row. Beverly Reaves, Margrot O’Brien, Irene Coe, Lucy Neal Brooks, Beverly Burgess. James Iliiitoii, Helen Sutton,
John Ademy. Second row, Mary Agnes Garrett, Jim Applewhite, Ed Landreth, Neal Jenmiig.s, Louis Giusburg, uikI Ray
NOV. 11 CELEBRATED
IN QUIET MANNER
Annual Memorial Service At
National Theatre With Col.
W. T. Joyner As Speaker
SCHOOL RADIO PROGRAM
On Armistice Day. November U, the
city of Greensboro was awakened at 7
o’clock by the buglers from the Henry
K, Bxirtner Post’s bugle corps.
A parade composed of patriotic and
civic organizations marched through
the business district from 10:30 to 11
1. With Coionc-1 E. P. Holt, of Oak
Ridge, as chief marshal. The parade
began on Greene .street and passing
through the business seciion ended at
the National tteatie.
Spirit of 76 Heads Parade
.'rhe parade was led by Frank M.
Hood’s Spirit of ’70. The following
units were in the line of luaicli of the
Oak Ridge Military institute band
and corps of cadets; the second bat
talion of the 2r)2 coast artillery, North
Carolina National Guard, unner com
mand of M^jor Ralph I.ewis; the
Greensboro firemen's band, a detachment
of picked police officers; Senior High
School band; Daughters of American
Revolution; United Daughters of the
Confederacy: United Spauikli War Vet-
is and auxiliary; American Red
Cross and war nurses; Salvation Army;
Junior League; Girl Scouts: American
Legion Auxiliary; visiting American
Legion posts: Henry K, Burtner post
of the Legion and Us drum and bugle
corps, and the Maeeo T. Alston negro
Service At Theatre
The annual memorial service
held at the National theatre at 11
o’clock. Colonel W. T, Joyner, of Ra
leigh, a national I.-eglon and committee
man, and a prominent attorney, was
speaker of the hour.
After the memorial service, a lunch-
n was held at 1 o’clock at the King
Cotton hotel In honor of the speaker.
At 2 ;30 o’clock in the World War Me
morial Stadium a football game was
played between the Davidson freshman
and the Oak Ridge cadets.
The members of the Merchants A
elation closed their doors throughout
the day. The banks and' city and
county offices were closed and retail
grocery stores were closed for half of
The schools were not closed. Greens
boro high school celebrated Armistice
Day by listening to a radio program
which Andrew Joyner, Jr., attorney,
made the principal talk. The students
after pledging allegiance to the flag
Winner of Prize
Margaret Wagner, of Miss Laura
Tillett's English class, was the win
ner of the Book Week contest. She
wrote on “What Books Mean to Me.”
She was given the pleasure of choos
ing a $2.50 book from Wills Book
Store, which was presented to her at
the Book Week chapel program.
The judges wore Miss Anna Reger,
instructor in Library science at N. C.
C. W., and her students in Library
Kenneth O’Brian’s theme, entitled
“Library,” received honorable men
tion. These two themes were read at
the chapel exercises.
HOLD BOOK WEEK
G.B. PHILLIPS OPENS
National Observance Is Held
for Eleventh Time
C. W. PHILLIPS NAMES
CHAIRMEN OF GROUPS
At the third meeting the club mem
bers sang several new songs and a play
was presented from a scene in Coaette,
by Victor Hugo, which the class is read-
Prench. The cast was as fol
lows: Cosette, Margaret Wagner; Mad-
Thenardier, Elizabeth Whaley; the
stranger, Dick Cann; M. Thenardier,
Waldo Porter; the Carman, A. C. Holt;
two other Carmen, Robert Ricks and
Mias Tillett Heads Group for Reorgan
ization of Course of Study; Miss Sear,
cy for Washington Program.
A committee to reorganize the course
of study for next year was appointed
by C. W. Phillips at the teachejs’ meet
ing held on November 11th. Miss Laura
Tillett was appointed chairman, and
her committee includes Misses lone
Grogan, Mary Ellen Blackmond, Lena
Bullard, and G. P. Cobb.
A committee to make plana for the
Washington celebration was also ap
pointed with Miss Julia Searcy, chair
man, and her co-workers are as follows:
Misses Henrietta Lee, Lily Walker, Mrs.
Alma G. Coltrane, vf. 8. Hamilton, and
Arrangements for an appropriate ob
servance of Thanksgiving and the do
nations of staple groceries tt the Fam
ily Service Agency were perfer-ted.
“The ideals of North Carolina
changing,” stated Guy B. Phillips,
he launched American Education Week
in Greensboro, addressing all the school
children over the air Tuesday, Novem
ber 10. He continued, “Yesterday it
was that no child should have less than
the best, and today it seems to be no
child shall have better than the worst.’
American Education Week, being cel
ebrated for the 11th time, was held
November 9-14. This one week out of
every year is set apart to magnify the
schools because through them the finer
values of civilization are developed
and every girl and boy is given a fair
start in life. One achievement of thi
schools was chosen for study on each
day of the week, as-follows: Monday-
what the schools are helping America
to achieve in economic progress; Tues
day—what the schools are helping
America to achieve in child health and
protection; Wednesday — what the
schools are helping America to achieve
in eitizsnship and loyalty to law;
Tliursday—how the schools are helping
America in; improvement of rural liv
ing; Friday—how the schools are help
ing America through a higher level of
intellectual life; Saturday—how the
schools are helping America through
the enrichment of adult life; Sunday—
how the schools are helping America
through high ideals of character and
P. T. A. WILL FEATURE
EXHIBITS IN DECEMBER
Skit From “lolanthe” to Be Presented
Under Direction of Grady Miller
and J. H. Johnson.
An art exhibit prepared by Miss Hen
rietta Lee, head of the art department,
of senior high is to be a feature of the
next P, T. A, meeting to be held on the
evening of December 1, The exhibit is
to be placed in the main hall for the
parents to see that night.
Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell, dean of
girls, will report on the convention in
Wilmington, which she attended as a
A short skit from the opera, “l8-
lanthe” will be presented by J. H.
Johnson, dramatics director, and the
Glee Club under Grady Miller, head of
the music department. This is to cover
the subjects, music and art, the De
cember topics of study for the P. T. A.
C, W. Phillips is to explain what the
school is doing in health work, the No
Vocational guidance, the topic of
study for October, is to be treated by
E. T, MeSwain, principal of Central
Round World in Books, Theme
for Celebration by Libraries,
Schools, and Book Shops.
STUDENTS WRITE THEMES
Round the world in books is to be
the International theme for Book Week
this year, from November l.'j to 21. Li
braries in many cities have used this
theme vei’y effectively in recent years.
Tliis fall'the plan is to make it nation
wide with Round the World Book Fairs
in libraries, schools, and book shops.
To Be International
There will be international nows In
daily newspapers, informing the people
how other towns, schools, and cities are
celebrating the National Book Week.
Round the World tours in books must
Itegiii or end with the United St.ates,
so the display of books about America
will be ail important feature in book
Book wtKdv in Tl)30 in St. I,ouis, Mis-
.souri was observed in many ways by
the school iiiid public libraries, themes
were written by all of Uie school chil
dren, posters were made but entirely
different plans (such as were men
tioned before) have been made for this
Opportunity for Students
The student is able to get something
from this week also. He can learn
about good bool.s and their authors by
observing the posters and illustrations
and by listening to si'ieakers both on
the radio and in the school auditorium.
Outlived Similar Observances
The outstanding puriiose of this week
is to train students to be better readers,
to increase their viK'abulary and to
broaden their outlook.
Tlirougli the co-operation of the Eng
lish department, practically all G. H. S.
.students will write book reviews,
themes or make posters.
The Fiiglisli teachers will puss to the
lilirarlan tlie best themes from each of
tlK'li- elassos. Those themes will be
.judged l)y Mi.ss Anna Ilegor, instructor
In library science at N. C. O. W., and
her library science students.
The'1'ooksellers come forward with
the suggestion that in every community
those who cared for childreii’e reading
interests should get together iu the
cause, and, because this program fitted
.so happily into the general needs of the
school and libraries, hundreds of com
munities have taken up the program.
ARE BEING MADE
BY SENIOR CLASS
Harry Clendenin, President of
Class, Is to Make Intro
NEW PLAN WILL BE USED
Government, Music, Publications, Civic
Clubs, and Religious Organizations
to Be Stressed in Speeches.
Plans for the mid-year graduating
exercises are now under way. Speak
ers from the senior class are to be used,
this year at the final program. This 1
an entirely new idea to be introduced
in Greensboro high.
Each student of the class is to write
a speech. The best eight are to be
chosen from this group, and will be de
livered by eight speakers also chosen
from the class. Every pupil is required
to try out for the delivery of these
New Plan to Be Inaugurated
It has been the usual plan of grad
uating classes to choose a speaker from
outside to deliver the farewell address,
hut this year, the graduating class is
trying something different. The pupils
are to speak themselves. The June
class was the first to get away from
the usual plan. They presented a
School System to Be Compared
The idea for the talks is that of com
paring Greensboro high school to a
small city. Government, music, publi
cations, civic dubs, and religious or
ganizations are to be the subjects
stressed in the speeches. Beside the
eight speakers from the class of 59
graduates, Harry Clendenin, the presi
dent, will give an introductory talk.
After the speeches the graduates will
receive their diplomas. The definite
date for graduation has not been set.
TRIO OF STUDENTS
MANAGE BACK STAGE
Wooten and Covington Have
Charge of Showing Pictures
and Screen Songs.
PLAY EQUIPMENT MODERN
C. W. PHILLIPS MAKES
SPEECH IN CHAPEL
Develops Four Ideas in Topic; Com
pares Life With Football
C. W. Phillips, principal of the Sen-
r high school, spoke on the third of
series of radio programs November
'. These programs were especially
planned for the students of the
‘Greater Greensboro School District.”
Mr. Phillips chose as theme of his
speech “Playing the Game of Life.” He
carried out his topic by comparing life
with a football game. He gave four
ideas in developing his topic, which
There is an equal number of play-
in football, the same as in life.
Leadership was compared with the ball
carrier of the game. The referee of the
game was the third idea which the
speaker introduced which he compared
i person’s right and justice. The
last was the love of the coach, which
he stated was essential for the player of
football to strive to reach the goal;
thus ill life everyone mpst have an
ideal that will keep him continually
trying to reach the goal which he had
set for Lis own ife.
When Shelby Fitzgerald graduated
from G. H. 8. last isemester, the stage
was without an official custodian. Shelby
had complete control over all of the
stage equipment. His assistants last
semester were Charley Pemberton, Tom
Warren, an'3 Ernest Ford. This semes
ter these three students have volun
tarily taken care of the stage. They
arrive early each morning, procure the
keys from the office and open up the
auditorium. Each chapel day they pre
pare the stage for the exercises. Char
ley Pemberton has the most experience
as stage electrician a/d stage hand. Tom
Warren and Ernest Ford each have a
year’s experience as stage hands.
During dramatic performances the
stage manager appointed by Joe H.
Johnson, faculty member in charge of
dramatic productions, will have charge.
In the projection room Clyde Wooten
and Randolph Covington have charge.
They are to keep, the projector in good
condition and are to have charge of the
showing of pictures and screen songs
the auditorium. Both of these are
experienced in projection work.
C. W. Phillips expressed his appre
ciation for the fine spirit of co-opera
tion that the boys have shown in their
work upon the stage.
This past year big spotlights and
floodlights were added to the stage
equipment. At the present time the
stage equipment, including curtains,
scenery, ete., is valued at $10,000. It
is modern in every detail and is one
of the finest high school stages in this
section. Mr. Phillips says that
the students should take care of the
stage equipment so that it will remain
in a good condition, and so that it can
be used for years to come.
THE STORY OF MONEL
BOOKED FOR DEC. 9
‘'The Story of Monel,” a moving pic
ture, promises to be the feature chape^l
program of the coming weeks. It will
be presented December 9 by courtesy
of the Roth-Acker Film Corporation of
Monel metal ean be east, moiled,
drawn into rods and tubes, machined,
and annealed. It is said to be one of
the remarkable alloys.
Usually alloys of silver and copper
are known for their beauty. Alloys of
manganese and iron are tough, hard and
unmagnetizable. A combination of these
minerals gives a brilliant alloy metal
which is very hard and tough. The pic
ture, “The Story of Monel” will illus
trate the manufacture of this alloy.
Carson, Hadden, Landreth, and
Hinton Take Leads in Gil-
“lolanthe,” One of the Best Attractions
Presented, by G. H. S., Marks
Debut of Nine.
The following double east has been
chosen for “lolanthe” by H. Grady Mil
ler and J. II. Johnson, directors of
the Gilbert and Sullivan opera to be
presented at G. H. Si on December 4;
Phyllis, Martha Nell Carson, Evelyn
Hadden: lolanthe, Helen Sutton, Bev
erly Burgess: Queen, Isolind De Boe,
Mary Agnes Garrett; CeUa, Irene Coe.
Margot O’Brien; Lelia, Beverly Reaves,
Lucy Neal Brooks; IHeta,, Frances
Beall, Kathleen McTver; Lord Chancel
lor, John Ademy, L. H, Dunnivant;
Strephen, Ed Landreth, Jimmy Hinton;
Lord Mountararat, Hardy Root, Neil
Jennings; -Lord Talaler, Jijn Apple-
white, Raymond Zauber; Private Wii-
Us, Louis Glnaburg, Carlton Raper.
Students will remember Martha Nell
Carson as the leading actress of “Rudi-
gore,” the opera presented last year;
Helen Sutton, Jim Applewhite, and
Carlton Raper played major parts In
the same opera while Beverly Reaves,
Irene Coe, and' Lucy Neal Brooks also
took minor roles last year. From the
1929 presentation of the music depart
ment, “Yoeman of the Guard,” come
Evelyn Hadden and Ed Landreth;
Martha Nell Carson had a major part
in this opera, too.
Besides having a part In “Rudigore,”
Beverly Burgess took the lead in the
Gillespie Park Junior high opera two
years ago, John Ademy and L. II.
Dunnivant have had the leading bass
t'oles in the two before mentioned operas
In addlcton to those in “Pinafore” pre
sented by Greensboro high in 1928.
First Venture of Nine
lolanthe” marks the initial appear
ance of nine members of the cast. Iso
lind De Boe. Mary Agness Garrett,
Margot O’Brien, Frances Beall, Kath
leen Melver, Jimmy Hinton, Hardy
Root, Neil Jennings, and Raymond Zan-
ber are the students who make their
debut this year.
The opera itself is one of the most
attractive of those composed by W. S.
Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. The
dialogue is excellent and Sullivwu was ‘
at his best when he composed the music .
MISS TILLETT SPEAKS
AT HOMESPUN MEETING
Requirements for Membership In Qull!
and Scroll Discussed and Studied
TRY-OUTS FOR PLAY TO BEGIN
The requirements for membership in
the national Quill and Scroll were dis
cussed by Miss Tillett at the last meet
ing of Homespun Tuesday, November
10th. Miss Tillett explained that the
first requirement is that the possible
candidato be a member of the junior or
senior class. The next requirement is
that the person be in the upper third
group in scholarship in his class. The
third requirement is to submit an orig
inal piece of writing to the national
If accepted, the dues will be two dol
lars per pehson. This fee includes a
pen, an emblem of one’s membership.
It was announced that try-outs for
Homespun’s one-act play would be held
Wednesday, November 10th. This play
was written by Vivian Bast and will be
directed by her. Members of the staff
will present the play.
Nancy Hudson, editor-in-ehlef, pre
VIVIAN BAST DIRECTS
DRAMATIC CLUB PLAY
Julia Byrum, Bride, and Joe Dees,
Groom, Take Leading Roles in
Julia Byrum and Joe Dees are taking
the respective parts of the bride and
groom in the one-act play, “The Wed
ding Rehearsal,” to be presented by the
Dramatic club under the direction of
Other people participating are Mar
garet Sigler, Martha Coons, Eda Wal
ters, Joyce Heritage, Edwin GambselL
Anne Samet, Lyn Nell McLennan, Ta-
tena Wharton, Robert Ricks, J, C. Bar
ber, and Rosemary Kuhn.
The plot concerns the disappearance
of the engagement ring and necklace
of the bride-to-be. Jane, the old maid
cousin, fancies herself an amateur de
tective and, having assembled the fam
ily together, begins sleuthing, She re
quests that all lights be turned off and
then mysteriously begins counting up
to ten. During this interval of dark
ness events take an unexpected turn
and lead up to a surprising and thrill
ing climax. .