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From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., OCTOBER 20, 1932
N. W. District Teachers
, Superintendents Meet Here
Tenth Annual Meeting of Pro
fessional Body; Character Ed
ucation, Insurance Policy of
North Carolina Is Theme.
PROGRAM IS INSTRUCTIVE
Columbia and Duke Universities
Represented By Outstanding
Lecturers Who Will Deliver
The tenth annual teachers’ conven
tion of the northwestern district of
North Carolina will be held at Senior
high, October 21-22. Three thousand,
eight hundred and eighteen teachers
from fifteen counties are included in
Character education, the insurance
policy of North Carolina, will be the
general theme of the meeting.
Three general divisions compose the
convention group, there will be a gen
eral meeting for all members who are
present on Friday morning.
Friday afternoon the departmental
meetings will be held. Four groups di
vided according to their special inter
ests will convene Saturday morning.
All business will be handled by Jule
B. Warren, secretary of the North Car
olina Education Association.
Those taking part on the program
are: Dr. Edwin H. Reeder, professor
at Columbia,is very active in the ele
mentary field and an excellent lec
turer. Mrs. John K. Norton has been
associated with the National Education
Association in the research depart
ment. She served on the committee
which assisted the department of su
perintendents in its preparation of the
lasL ypar book on character education.
Refggmknting Duke, is Dr. Hickman,
wh^'it^n the school of religion at that
institution. Mrs. Blanche Preble, pres
ident of the National Classroom
Teachers Association, will take part.
From Richmond, Virginia, comes Dr.
BT H. Vanoot,* head of the department
of vocational education there. Clyde
Edwin, superintendent of schools at
Rutherfordton, will attend, and appear
on the program. He is president of the
North Carolina Education Association
and has been very active in this work.
He is one of the active leaders of the
Started In 1922
Changes Made In Constitution
Since Organization — Con
structive Rather Than Correc
tive Work Emphasized.
A student council was organized in
the spring of 1922, placing the gov
erning of the students in their own
For more than a year Miss Jane
Summerell, head of the Latin depart
ment at that time, tried to convince
the faculty that such a move would
be successful. During the fall of ’21
there was campaigning among the stu
dents before they accepted the pro
Miss Summerell was the first facul
ty adviser. Merrimon Irvin was elect
ed first president and there was a rep
resentative from each semester and a
representative from 'each school or
In 1926 and ’27 the peak of discip
linary work was reached. Then the
work began to shift toward the con
structive and in ’28 and ’29 the em
phasis was on the constructive rather
than the corrective work of the school.
Nine Representatives In Council
In 1927 and ’28 the number of rep
resentatives in the council was cut
from 13 to 8 plus a representative from
the girls council. This was done be
cause so many new clubs tried to get
a representative, which would make
the council too crowded to function
Miss lone Grogan was adviser until
’28. Miss Sarah Lesley‘in ’29, ’30 and
’31, and Miss Nora Chaffin in ’31, and
now there is only one adviser. Miss
Dorothy Elkins Is Elected
Session Room 6, President
Mrs. William Smith’s session room,
number 6, has been organized for the
Dorothy Elkins, formerly a member
of Lindley junior high, was elected
president. Edwin Glenn was elected
vice-president and Sara Mae Edger-
ton, secretary. Both of the latter were
from Central junior high.
CHARLES WILEY PHILLIPS
C. W. Phillips
Principal of Senior High Since
1925; Graduated from U. N.
C.; Was Member of Varsity
Football Squad; In Army.
One’s college days frequently consti
tute a prophesy of one’s later life. This
seems true of Charles Wiley Phillips,
principal of Senior high. During his
last year at U. N. C. he was voted the
mo^t representative of his Alma Mater.
Mr. Phillips obtained early educa
tion. He attended Jamestown high
school once, made the basketball team
while there, won a place on the tri
angular debating team, and got the
best grades of any boy in the senior
class. The grades won him a scholar
ship to the University of North Car
While at Carolina he took an active
part in the Y. M. C. A., the library,
and his literary society.
In 1918, his junior year, he was
drafted into the'army. He remained
at CE.-mp Sevier until after fclic Armis
tice was signed.
He re-entered the University in
1919 and took up his work again with
the class of ’21.
He was a member of the varsity
football squad throughout his junior
year. At the end of the school year
he became vice-president of the Y. The
Dialectic Society also elected him as
one of its associate editors on the mag
azine board. He was representative-at-
large on the Student Council.
The Carolina Magazine says of him:
“Charlie Phillips has taken for his ideal
in life, first to make a man out of him
self and then to aid in transforming
other people into men. He has taken
for his own guiding star through life,
the ideal of service to mankind, and is
performing that service well as he
helps to build up the spirit, mind, and
body of .those around him.’’
Mr. Phillips came to Greensboro in
the fall of ’21 and has been connected
with the public schools since that time.
He taught English in G. H. S. two
years; and was assistant coach for
football and basketball. He taught a
year each at Aycock and Caldwell, and
became principal of G. H. S. in 1925.
This position he still holds.
He received the degree of M. A. from
Columbia University in ’27. Last sum
mer he traveled over the United State's
as District Governor of the Rotary
Mr. Phillips has been general super
intendent of West Market street Sun
day school and is teacher of -the Ire
land Bible class, has sponsored the Hi-
Y in school, has served on the Boy
Scout Board; and on the Juvenile
Commission for four years.
The Yackety-Yack, U. N. C annual,
chose him as representative of the fin
est type of educator among the alumni
of U. N. C. and among the educators
of this state. His selection was widely
approved by the press of the state.
G. Underwood Heads
Point System Group
George Underwood heads the point
system committee with Miss Ida Belle
Moore as faculty adviser. This com
mittee is keeping, in the office, a rec
ord of each officeholder in the school.
The object of this system is to keep
students from participating in. too
many outside activities. Points are
given to each officeholder and athlete
in’ the school. The number of points
is determined by importance of office
held. The maximum number oi points
allowed is 15. In order to carry the
maximum a student must have passed
all work the preceeding semester. In
case a student flunks a subject he is
not allowed to carry over 10 points.
Many Try Out
Nearly 100 Students Bid For
Leading Parts In the Gondo
liers; Those Who Failed Will
Sing In Chorus.
TWO FOR EACH ROLE
Will Follow Usual Custom of
Using Different People For
Each Performance. Sixteen
to Play Major Leads.
The scenes of Act I of the opera to
be given by the glee clubs is laid in
Venice. The second act takes place in
The Mississippi rolls down to the
lowlands that border the Gulf of Mex
ico. Here at the delta of its mouth
are great flat islands, a myriad of
them flanked by a network of rushing
river and gulf shore. One of these
flat islands is called Barataria. It has
labyrinths of waterways. It is an ideal
place to hide in.
Perhaps, long ago, on this small
island basking in the sunlight on the
Gulf of Mexico, there once lived roy
alty. Perhaps gay court costumes once
enlivened the scenery with plumage
of multi-colored birds.
Never has such an interest been
taken in the opera as is now being
shown. The extent of this interest is
manifest by the number of students
who are trying out for the parts. A
list follows: The Duke of Plazo—Toro
(a grandie of Spain): L. H. Dunivant,
L. T. New, Jr., Carlton Raper, Lewis
Ginsberg, Ed Gambrell, Harvey Hod^
gin, J. J. Shields, and Roy Apple.
MISS MARY MORROW
President of State Classroom Teach
Elected President of State Or
ganization of Classroom
Teachers at Charlotte Meet
Miss Mary Morrow, of Senior high
school, is president of the State Asso
ciation ot Classroom Teachers.
When the executive committee of
the N. C. E. A. met, they put their
hearty approval on the association and
organized it as a department of the
I N. C. E. A. The leaders in this new
^ Movement in the tsfate are authorized
Luiz (his attendant): Jim Apple-^^o attend each district meeting. Miss
hlho T? r»T7 ATArilci T.-inrirr OVII-I Tt'/ri 'TJ j.j. i a*
’32 Senior Class
Is Sixteen Times
As Large As ’04
1933 Group Expected to Break
Previous Records; Number
Mid-Term Graduates Two-
Thirds Smaller Than June.
The, graduating class of '32 was six
teen times as large as the one in 1904.
In 1904 only fourteen graduated. Nine-
teen-thirty-two marks the largest class
in the history of the school, number
Only 13 finished the course in ’ll,
the smallest number since 1904.
It is expected that ’33 will break all
records with approximately 326 grad
With the exception of the classes of
11, ’27, ’29 and ’30 each class has ex
ceeded its predecessor.
Statistics show that 14 graduated in'
'04; 26 in ’09; 52 in 1910; 13 in ’ll;
156 in ’24; 121 in ’25; 132 in ’26; 107
in ’27; 139 in ’28; 109 in ’29; 122 in ’30;
193 in ’31; and 224 in ’32.
The class of ’24 with 156 pupils, was
considered so extraordinarily large that
Greensboro Daily News published the
fact in headlines along with a picture
of the class.
Most of these records show the to
tal number of January and June grad
uates combined. Always the mid-term
classes are about two-thirds smaller
than the June ones.
white, Roy Apple, Alvin Ljung, and
Felton Hall. Don Alhambro Del Bolerl
(the grand Inquistor): Read Touch
stone, Howard Cockman, Robert Bak
er, Charles Banks, Roy Apple, J. T.
Causey, and J. J. Shields.
Marco Palmier! (gondolier): Erlu
Neese and Raymond Zauber, Guiseppe
Palmiere: Sid Wheeler, Hardy Root
and John Davis. Antonio: Ike Fes-
mire and Roy Apple.
Francesco: J. Q. Barnes, Leo Swink,
Alvin Ljung, William Ingram, Alton
Brown, Milton Zauber, Billy Holt, J.
T. Causey, and James Watson and
Mack Kernodle. Giorgio: Woodrow
Creech, John Durham, Carl Wolf, Roy
Apple, and J. T. Causey. The Duches
of Plaz—Toro: Isolind DeBoe, Mary
Delle Lee, Virginia Hammon, Lois
Shields, Ruth Hill, Dorothy Goss, Vir
ginia Carter, Dorothy Clendenin.
Casildo (her daughter): Kathleen
Mclver, Martha Nell Carson, Evelyn
Haddon, and Helen Sutton. Gianetta:
Eva Mae Ziglar, Caroline Dalton,
Helen Sutton, Evelyn Haddon, and
Mary Delle Lee. Tessa: Louise Brown
Michaels, Beverly Burgess, Anne Leigh
Chandlr, Margaret Cassidy, Nancy B.
Miles and Lois Shields.
Fiametta: Eva Mae Ziglar, Frances
Foster, Irene Coe, Alleine Grimes,
Edna Doe Faulkner, Caroline Dalton,
Lois Moffet, and Beth Carroway.
Victoria: Virginia Smith, Lucille Har-
ward, Anne Leigh Chandler, Nancy B.
Miles, Louise Bell, Ruth Florence, and
Giulia: Katherine Snead and Doro
thy Truitt. Inez (the King’s foster
daughter): Ruth Hill, Anne Leigh
Chandler, Isolind DeBoe, Margaret
Cassidy, Dorothy Goss, Nancy B.
Miles, Virginia Carter, Dorothy Truitt,
Cecilia Todd, Virginia Smith, Metto
Hunt, Elberta Murray, Frances Sowell,
and Dorothy Clendenin.
First P.-T. A. Held
Mrs. F. O. Chrysler, President,
Presides Over Opening Meet
ing of Year. Main Object I
Senior high Parent-Teacher associa
tion had its first meeting on the night
of October 4. The meeting was pre
sided over by the president, Mrs. F.
O. Chrysler. The parents attending
the meeting carried out the students’
daily schedules. This proved pleasant
and worthwhile to all.
The main object of- the Parent-
Teacher association is to help make
closer contacts between the schools
and homes. Welfare work has been
started to the extent of feeding chil
dren and getting them clothed for the
winter. There has been some money
set aside to buy milk for “children who
are not fortunate enough to have it
Morrow will attend meeting in Ashe
ville, October 14.
As president ot statcY
tion. Miss Morrow’4; work consists of
attending ail the district meetings and
creating an interest in the work.
Miss Morrow says she feels that the
work will prove as successful here as
it'has in Virginia-and other spates.
Miss Morrow has been a teacher in
Greensboro high school for several
years. Before coming to Greensboro
she taught in the high schools of Ala
bama. For a while. Miss Morrow had
charge of the girls’ athletics here, but
' ^'-^w .she devotes all her time to teach
ing math. ..i-
GUY B. PHILLIPS
President of Northwestern District
Teachers’ Association of N. C. E. A.
In High Schools
All Departments Have on Ex
hibit Representative Projects
in Wood and Soap Carving,
Posters and Themes.
Is Superintendent of City
Schools, Chairman of Public
Relations Committee of N. C.
E. A. _ Is For Economy.
KEEPS TEACHERS POSTED
Organized Girls State Athletic
Association. Assisted in AA-
1 High School Principals As
sociation. Friend of Teachers.
Senior High Enrollment Increases 200
With Nine Fewer Teachers Since 1929
Since 1929 there has been an in
crease of 200 students and a decrease
of nine teachers at Senior high.
The first year that manual training
was introduced at Senior high the en
rollment in this department was 75,
now it is 162. The workroom has
bench space for 24 students. The boys
make almost everything from a book-
end to a floor lamp.
This year there are enrolled in the
French department 425 pupils. Nearly
two hundred of these are French I.
A feature of the French classes is
the French club. In past years a reg
ular club composed of all the classes
met at activities period and carried
out a regular program.
Some of the students correspond
with boys and girls in France They
find French schools begin earlier than
American schools, and they use Thurs
day instead of Saturday as a holiday.
The growth of the Latin department
in Greensboro has been gradually de
creasing in the past eight years. It is
believed that one reason for this de
crease is the teaching of so many new
courses in science, business, and man
ual training. This year there is a
small increase in enrollment.
For five years the class of semester
VIII’s have presented a play, of which
they have been the authors, producers,
and actors. Miss Farlow’s Latin classes
have for three years published a mim
eographed Latin paper.
Three years ago the Latin depart
ment gave a style show in Greens
boro at the State Teachers’ meeting
and later in Raleigh.
There are eleven hundred students
in the history department, under the
leadership 'of six teachers.
The Home Economics classes have
increased from 75 to 250 students.
In the first semester last fall there
were seven classes of girls and one
class of boys home economics. In the
second semester there were eight
This year there are ten classes of girls
and no boys.
Because of the increased enrollment
the boys’ classes have been eliminated.
The science department has more
than doubled its enrollment since 1926.
Biology has increased its enrollment
from 180 students to 500 students.
Chemistry has made much progress,
during these six years. The enroll
ment has increased from twenty to
The Physics department has increas
ed from twelve to 70 students.
In 1926 a nature study class was
Any time of day the hum x)f type
writers may be heard in the depart
ment of commerce.
This unit of the high school curri
cular comprising bookkeeping, type
writing, shorthand, and office train
ing now has a total enrollment of 506
Five years ago there were only 30
machines in the typeing department
and today there are fifty.
The work in this department ap
proximates as nearly as possible that
done in the business office. Practice
in the use of office appliances is given
in Room 105, which is equipped with
typewriters, adding machines, mimeo
graphs,, and dicta machines.
Much of the actual office work of
the school, such as the jceeping of the
school books, typing for school pur
poses, stencil cutting, mimeographing,
and office dictation is done by the
students from the commercial depart
English is the largest of all depart
ments because every student is requir
ed to take this course. There are nine
full-time teachers with two teachers
from other departments holding one
English class daily. There are two
electives; namely, journalism and cre
The music department has an or
chestra enrollment of 75 students, the
classes of girls and two classes of boys, band has 61, the glee club 275.
ROOMS 2 AND 4 LEFT
FROM 100% LIST
High Life regrets to have omitted
Misses Kathleen Pike’s and Mary
McNairy’s session rooms from the
list of rooms that went 100 per
cent in the High Life drive. There
are forty-five students in session
room four and thirty-five in room 2.
" Edwin Gambrell, one of the
sports editors of High Life and re
porter for the Daily News, was
asked by the Associated Press to
report the Guilford football game.
He was to wire 25 words at the
close of each quarter and 200 words
at the close of the game. He was
congratulated for his splendid
work on this story.
Junior and Senior high schools have
arranged exhibits from each depart
ment in the schools displaying the work
of the students.
From the French department there
are notebooks, relief maps, illustrated
product maps of France, vocabulary
charts, flash cards, and other teaching
devices. They are carved of wood and
The Latin department has posters,
notebooks, class work, and soap carv
ings made by the students. The Ver
gil class made a bulletin board.
English department has themes,
reading, while miniature stages have
been set up with tiny characters to
represent scenes in dramas. There
is on exhibit a real airplane that flies.
All. phases of math will be found in
the math exhibit. This includes graphs
from algebra, models, figures, and
drawings from solid geometry, design
and construction work in plane geom
etry, and illustrative material from
commercial problems in business arith
metic. The work is actual classroom
projects and samples of daily work
done by the pupils.
No beauty lover should fail to visit
the display of the art department.
There are pictures, water colors, plaster
casts, clay modelings, wall hangings,
sealing wax work, painted glass, and
pen and ink work.
In mechanical drawing and wood
work, Junior high shows the progress
of woodwork from the beginning to
end. Senior high will show the fin
ishing processes from elementary
work to cabinet making.
The history department has on ex
hibit, papers, charts, to explain the
course in government, representative
notebooks, and chart showing how the
library helps history classes.
Guy B. Phillips, superintendent of
the city school system, is the presi
dent of the Northwestern District
Teachers’ Association of the N. C, E.
A. He leads a busy life, for-he is also
chairman of the board of stewards of
West Market Street Methodist Episco
pal church, where he was formerly
superintendent of the Sunday school,
chairman of Public Relations commit
tee of N. C. E. A., member of Greens
boro Civitan club, member of Boy
Scout council and numerous other or
ganizations that make for the good of-
Mr. Phillips graduated in 1913 from
the University ot North Carolina with
an A. B. degree. That summer he at
tended Columbia university.
That fall he went to Raleigh to
coach athletics and teach English at
the Raleigh high school, where he re
mained for three years. While there
he had three championship football
teams. He then became superintend
ent of the Oxford schools. He held
this position for four years.
He then came to Greensboro to be
come principal of the old Greensboro
high school. While here he organized
the Girls’ State Athletic Association
and helped organize the' AA-1 High
School Principals’ Association. At the
end' of four years he went to Salis-
city schools for five years.
In July, 1929, he came back to
Greensboro to succeed Frederic Archer
as superintendent of the city schools.
Mr. Phillips has made a warm, place
for himself in the hearts of .the stu
dents, the parents, and the teachers
of this city. He is a staunch supporter
of the economy plan he himself laid
out for the school system. Using dis
trict instead of building principals and
occupying an older school building for
the offices of himself and his force,
are only two of the many economy
measures he adopted. It has been Mr.
Phillips’ policy to let the people know
what is happening in education. Be
cause of this information the various
moves that he has made since he came
here have met with hearty approval
by all concerned. He has succeeded
in building the schools to a high effi
ciency and at the same time make sub
stantial reductions in expenditures. He
has been instrumental in seeing that
the city teachers get all of their sal
ary and get it on time. Mr. Phillips
has really made a name for himself in
the minds of students and teachers as
being a real friend in cloudy weather
as well as in clear.
History of Greensboro High
Reveals Interesting Faets
History of Greensboro high dates
back to 1864 when it was first organ
ized in the building vacated by Cald
well Institute. In 1899 it was trans
ferred to the Catholic church on For-
bis street, which included four large
class rooms and two laboratories, and
from there to the Spring street build
ing in 1911. The new Senior high
school was completed in 1929.
In 1864 the legislature chartered the
first high school with Eli Caruthers as
principal. The little two-story brick
building was located in an oak grove
on Sycamore street, a little east of
the present county courthouse. Its in
terior was equally divided by halls
with rooms opening on either side.
Board cost teachers who taught in
this school from six to eight dollars;
tuition in classical department cost fif
teen dollars, and in English depart
ment eight dollars.
Lindsay street school was one of the
first schools in Greensboro; it offered
some high school work.
Samuel C. Smith was the first prin
cipal of the school conducted in old
Catholic church. He became sick and
was succeeded by E. D. Broadhurst,
now a prominent Greensboro attor
ney. This school ranked among the
first in the state.
Until 1904 all courses offered were
obligatory. There were no electives.
Nine teachers constituted the faculty.
In 1911 the forty thousand dollar
Spring street building was completed.
It was then the best equipped in the
In 1919 the high school was again
transferred and this time to the new
Senior high building which cost
The graduating class of Senior high
each year presents a gift to the school.
In ’28 the class presented the picture
“Madonna of the Child.” This picture
was painted by Raphael and was one
of his greatest paintings.
In ’29 the graduation class presented
the picture “Aurora,” painted by Giudo
Reni. This picture is one of the most
beautiful of Reni’s works because it
has so much color brought out in the
sky and the costumes of the people.
The class of ’30 presented the pic
ture “King Sea,” by Abbey.