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Good Luck, Whirlwinds HIGH LIFE From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry A t Raleigh T onight VOLUME XV GREENSBORO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., SEPTEMBER 23, 1938 NUMBER 1 CARPENTER IS MADE PRESIDENT SOPHOMORE aASS Run-off Will Be Necessary For Representative of Council. P.-T. A. DRIVE SWINGS UP INTO HIGH GEAR Goal Set at Thousand Members; Prizes Offered to Highest Session Rooms. 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 bers. 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 tertainment. 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. PRESIDENTS ANNOUNCED 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 Central. 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. * * ii flNDS FAVORED IN TILT WITH RALEIGH AT KENDRICK FIELD Capital City’s Forward Wall Considerably Weakened by Graduation. 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 books are: 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 (Continued on Page Two) 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 without accompaniment. 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 time. 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 back. 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. VARIED ENTERTAINMENTS 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 programs. 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 programs. 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 play. 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.