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GREENSBORO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., SEPTEMBER 23, 1938
Run-off Will Be Necessary
P.-T. A. DRIVE SWINGS
UP INTO HIGH GEAR
Goal Set at Thousand Members;
Prizes Offered to Highest
Under the guidance of the Home
Room Council, the annual P. T. A.
drive, which was launched last Wednes
day, is now in full swing. The school’s
goal has been set at 1,000 members,
while the session room quota is 25 mem
Prizes are being offered to the three
session rogms having the most member
ships. First prize is a theatre party,
through the courtesy of the Carolina
theatre; second prize, a popsicle party,
and third prize, a home-made fudge en
The contest is being conducted by
Mrs. David Fiske, P.-T. A. membership
chairman, who explained the campaign
to the council at its first meeting last
Monday. Ed Crosse, president of the
council, held the chair. Home Room
council elections were held and Daphne
Lewis was elected vice-president, while
Ilobart McKeever was made secretary.
Miss Estelle Mitchell is faculty adviser
for the group.
FOR SENIOR HOMEROOMS
The home room officers, including
president, vice-president, and secretary-
treasurer, were recently elected by the
students in each session room.
The presidents of semesters seven
and eight follow: Semester seven, Mark
Altvater, Wilbur Carter, Marion Gary,
Duncan Holt, Hobart McKeever, Rachel
Miles, Bill Smedburg, and Clj’de
Vaughan ; semester eight, David Cates
and Jesse Osborne.
G. H. S. Bigwigs Meet For Informal Discussion
Tom Carpenter, former president of
the student body at Central Junior
high school, was elected president of
semester three, Tuesday, Avheh the
sophomore battle of ballots was held.
This announcement was made bj’ Miss
Mary Ellen Blackmon, faculty adviser
for the student council, who sponsored
the election. Tom has proved his execu
tive ability by the capable manner in
which he handled the duties of his
office at Central. He will, however,
have to resign his position in the home
room council to fill this new position.
Also from Central is Bill Brinkley,
who was elected vice-president of the
sophomore group. He held the office of
vice-president of the student body and
was one of the outstanding pupils of
Diane Page, another Central alumna,
was chosen to serve as secretary-
treasurer. Diane was outstanding
scholastically at Central and was a
well-known campus figure.
Clarice Crutchfield, of Central, and
Bill Hodgin, of Bindley, tied for the
position of council representative.
Clarice, while at Central, was secretaiT
of the traffic squads. Bill won the
Civitan award while at Bindley. This
citizenship. The run-off will be con
ducted the early part of next week.
flNDS FAVORED IN
TILT WITH RALEIGH
AT KENDRICK FIELD
Capital City’s Forward Wall
Seated from left to ifight in the pic
ture above are Hobart McKeever, presi
dent of Torchlight, who may be inspect
ing the eligibility of various seniors
for that organization, and Bib Deaton,
Playmaster head, possibly examin
ing material for productions, while
Martha Hornaday, first lady of
the Debating club, gazes over the shoul
der of .Tim Wolfe, student body head.
Ed Crosse is too b’^sy with finances to
give us even a glance. Standing, Jack
Ginsberg, captain of the football team,
looks on interestedly, as Jane Webb un
rolls a scroll symbolic of the club she
heads. Quill and Scroll. Editor of High
Bife, Paul Pearson, studies engravings
for that publication.
So, ladies and gentlepeople, take
heed and remember these faces. You’ll
be seeing and hearing plenty about
them as this semester toddles on.
What Was It?
A Would-Be Romance
Teachers and love letters-—and of all
places, the office. Imagine your re
porter’s surprise when, during his ne’er
ending quest for information, he
chanced upon an eminent member of
the English department gazing raptly
at a letter written on her personal sta
tionery and addressed to a man of
whom she disclaimed all knowledge.
After looking uncertainly at it for
a few seconds, she took courage and
ripped the envelope open. A startled
gasp wrung itself from her lips, from
nerveless fingers the letter fluttered to
the desk where your reporter’s eye
chanced to meet the salutation, which
read, “My darling—”
Then the mystery began to unravel,
for, as she flipped the letter over, her
bubble of romance was suddenly
pricked. There on the back was in
scribed the name of — shucks, you’d
never guess, so will tell you—her cook.
And the whole thing resolves itself
into this: The cook, who had been bor
rowing the said teacher’s personal sta
tionery, had written a letter to her
beau in Pomona. However, the dusky
gentleman had “vamoosed” without
leaving a forwarding address. And so,
the letter was sent back to the return
address which was, “Head of English
Department, Senior High School.”
NEW BOOKS ACQUIRED
FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY
A new order of books costing ap
proximately $700 is being added to the
high school library. This is being done
in hopes that more students will use
the library to aid them in their school
work and for their reading pleasure.
The new books, which were ordered
last spring, have been put on the shelf
for the students’ use. Among these
The Bold Dragon, by Washington
Irving; Drums of Monmouth, by Emma
Sterne; Freedom of the Press, by
George Seldes; and The Bhadotv of the
Hword, by Plawthorne Daniel.
Eleven New Teachers
^ to Senior Faculty'
Number Necessitated by In
crease in Student Enroll
ment Over Last Year.
In order to help take care of the in
creased enrollment and to replace those
who have resigned, 11 new teachers
have been added to the high school
faculty. They are Misses Margaret
Ford, Edna Garlick, Frances Rankin,
Eleanor Barton, Agnes Mae McDonald,
Agnes Wrenn, and Messrs. James Day,
M. B. Ritchie, and William Richards.
Miss Ford, whose liome town is Shel
by, has already had some experience
in our school system, having been a
student teacher in the English depart
ment. A graduate of Greensboro col
lege, she won renown, there as editor
of The Collegian and as Queen of the
May day festival.
Beginning her eighth year with the
city schools. Miss Garlick comes to us
from Irving Park. She has hopes of
working with the dramatics organiza
tion here, as that is her chief interest.
James Day, former All-North State
tackle and the new assistant coach,
hails from Elon where he made quite
an outstanding record in basketball
and wrestling as well as football.
An alumna of G. H. S., Miss Rankin,
returns to her alma mater after teach-
Facuity Quits Work
For Wimpy Supper
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Page Mr. Romeo
“Romeo, my Romeo, where art thou?”
Not only did Juliet say this, but Miss
Lottie Wall, director of Playmasters,
will soon be caroling the same plantive
wail, due to the shortage of boys in the
drama class. The piquant adviser for
dramatics needs some boys with “deep,
resonant, manly voices,” who have dra
matic ability. She would like to see,
as soon as possible, all “would-be
heroes” interested in this work.
“All work and no play makes Jane a
dull teacher,” must be the motto of
Miss Lottie Wall, newly-elected presi
dent of the Faculty club. Soon after
her election to the post, she began to
plan for the “Wimpy Supper,” which
was held at the Country park, Thurs
day, September 22. The party was de
signed to help the teachers “get
away from it all.” Books, desks and
“younguns’’ were forgotten when the
faculty gathered at the Country park.
The other new officers who helped
prepare the entertainments were Miss
Dorothy McNairy, vice-president; Mrs.
B. H. Smith, secretary; and Mr. Fran
cis Thomas, treasurer.
BRIETZ HEADS SCHOOL’S
FIRST A CAPELLA CHOIR
An a capella choir has been organ
ized this year at G. H. S., which will
make its first appearances October 21
at the Northwestern District Teachers’
meeting in Greensboro. This type of
choir is considered the highest achieve
ment in chorus work, as it performs
The choir will also appear November
1 and November 3, in the high school
auditorium; and, November 4 and No
vember 5, in Durham, at the North
Central Teachers’ meeting.
When Mr. Brietz, the director of the
choir, was consulted by your reporter,
he commented, “I think the choir is
one organization in which every stu
dent should strive to be a member.”
He also said, “The material that has
come over from the junior high schools
is exceptionally good, and I am greatly
pleased with it.”
Riding high on the crest of last
week’s 19 to 0 victory over Burlington,
the Purple Whirlwinds clash with the
powerful Raleigh high gridders at the
Riddick stadium tonight, with the game
slated for 8 p. m.
As an added attraction to the al
ready outstanding contest, the newly-
established girls’ drill team of Raleigh
high will “strut their stuff” at half
With the showing made by the
’Winds last week and the inexperience
of the Raleigh line taken into consid
eration, the G. H. S. aggregation has
a slight edge over the opposing eleven,
though if they should bring home the
bacon, the G. H. S. team will know
they’ve been in a ball game.
B. E. Dempsey, who warmed the
bench last week because of a slight in
jury, will be back in the game to add
strength to the team.
The probable starting line-ups for
the teams are:
Greensboro—W. A. Burch and Max
Hendrix, ends; Herman Smith and
Ray Sawyer, tackles; Capt. Jack Gins
berg and Pinkey Reddick, guards;
Robert George, center; L. E. Dempsey
and Jim Wolfe, halfbacks; Curly Diek-
_pr.‘3on onaTtpvhQpk • Mplvin Trnill fnip
Raleigh—Bailey , Williamson, left
end; Dick Pierce, left tackle; Tom
Gould, left guard; James Allen, cen
ter ; John Riddle, right guard ; Everitte
Biggs, right tackle; Craven Turner,
right end; L. M. Dodd, quarterback;
John Perry, halfback; Halbert Edge,
halfback; and Buck Senter, fullback.
PLANNED FOR CHAPEL
Promising to uphold the high stand
ards of former chapel programs are the
tentatively scheduled entertainments
for the coming semester.
Next week Mr. Jack Roberts, direc
tor of young people’s activities ^t the
I’resbyterian church, will speak on a
subject of vital interest.
During the month of October, Mrs.
LeGwin, faculty vocalist, and Miss
Lottie Wall’s Playmasters will present
For November the Glee club, under
the direction of Mr. Brietz, and the
band, under the leadership of Mr.
Hazelman, will have charge of separate
G.H.S. STUDENTS ATTEND
U. N. C. SUMMER SESSION
Greensboro was well-represented at
the L'niversity of North Carolina’s
special summer school session for high
school students with a contingent of
27 students. It excelled not only in
number but in the excellent work which
its members did. In the band groujj
tliere were eight local musicians who
held first chairs while the dramatic
group furnished the lead for the final
The two courses, dramatics and
music, were conducted for six weeks
and were directed by prominent leaders
in both fields. Of the 22 local band-
members who attended, 15 are to play
in the G. H. S. band this year.