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GOLDSBORO, N. C., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1927
Stunt Given In Interest Of
Library Campaign Success
Pupils present a Mock Faculty Meeting At Chapel. Strange
To Say the Meeting Ends in a Free-For-All
The high school is invited
To attend a funny stunt.
Now please dcn’t get excited
But for a dime begin to hunt.
The admission is so small
That it never will be missed.
There’ll be plenty of room for all.
Now do come, we insist!
So please d:n’t disappoint us
By not coming to the play.
Just come and listen to the fuss
And you’ll want to stay all day.
Well, we all hunted for a dime and I
found one, too. Our curiosity got
the best of us. -We had to find out
out the mystery. Imagine our disap
pointment when Mr. Hamilton an
nounced that it was impossible to-
present the stunt on account of a
faculty meeting at that time, but if
we were quiet we could “listen in’’
on the meeting. We stayed.
First Mr. Hamilton (Alex McLean)
blew his police whistle three times
as a signal for the meeting to begin.
After a perfectly natural delay of a
few minutes the teachers began
straggling in,.Miss Crawford (Mildred
Henderson) taking the chair next to
our principal, which was very satis
factory to both parties.
Miss Ipock (Marjorie Herring) was'
late but had a .good excuse. “I had
to go home and put Sadie Reed to
bed and sweep the floor and wash the
Miss Snouffer (Lois Casteen) want
ed advice on dealing with boys who
stuck great wads of chewing gum on
Mr. Bullock (Charlie Simmons)
had to attend to his football numb
skulls, and Miss Bailey (Elizabeth
Mitcham) was excused to'see if the
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YOUNG PEOPLE TO MEET
FOR ANNU.4L CONFERENCE
BEGINNING DECEMBER 1
P. T. A. MEETS IN i
NEW BUILDING I
FOR FIRST TIME
Jfr. Annshiiiitt Vi-ffes I’;(renfs to Al.
low Hays iiiiil twirls to t'arry
:>IK. H.tJHLTOX TALKS
Miss Vick Believes That Goldshoiro
YVill Win In Triangular Debate If
Interest In the Club Continues
Under the leadership of Miss
Christine Vick, the Goldsboro High
School Debating Club has recently
been organized. About 35 students
registered at the first meeting. This
was three times the number in the
club last year. However, at the last
meeting, this number dropped to 12.
It is sincerely hoped that many more
pupils will take advantage of the fine
iC'Pportunity whch the club affords.
At the last meeting, the following-
officers were elected: President,
“Archie” Pate; vice-president, Walter
Smith; secretary. Mary Langston.
One of the aims of tlie club is to
train a team that will beat Wilson
and Kinston in the triangular debates.
Never in the history -of the Goldsboro
High School has Go-Idsboro gone to
Chapel Hill where the triangular
“With all the fine students that we
have in this school,” said Miss Vick,
“we are going to train a team that
will win the Silver Loving Cup at
The support of the high school is
needed by the club, in order for them i
to make Miss Vick’s prophecy come
On December the first a Wayne
county young peoples’ conference will
convene at the First Baptist church of
this city. This iionference is under
the auspices of the Sunday Scho-ol
Association, and will be of special in
terest to high school students.
The chief purposes of this work
are to- unite the young people, t-o train
them for efficiency, and to provide
wholesome entertainment for them.
To accomplish wonh-ft'hile results peo
ple must work together. Young people
will attend the conference from all
parts of our county. Many features
of the program have been planned
for usefulness. Tile program provides
for the opening service -on Thursday
night, December 1, and a morning and
an afternoon session on the following
day to be held at the First Baptist
church o-f this city. The' conference
will cl-o-se with a large banquet at
the Goldsboro Hi.gh School. Mrs. i
Spicer will be in cliar.ge of this fea
This conference will be a great op
portunity opened to the students -of I
Goldsboro High School. It will pro
vide a means of getting in touch with
the students of other schools in our
locality. It will produce an inter
school “goodwill.^’ Provisions have
been made that the students of this
school who are fortunate enough to
secure registration may be excused
from their classes to attend all ses
sions. This will encourage all stu
dents to attend.
As the banquet accommodations
are very limited, only 150 delegates
can be enrolled. This makes it nec
essary for those wishing registration
to act at once. A registrar in each
Sunday school of the city will pro
vide registration blanks and collect
the banquet fees.
“The best way is to help the boys
and girls carry their responsibility
and not carry it for them,” was the
statement that Suprintendent Ray
Armstrong made in his address at the
Parent-Teacher Ass-o«iation on Thurs
day, November 2, 1927. This statement
struck the keynote of his address,
which was very interesting.
Mrs. Lionel Weil, the president,
called the meeting to order, and the
minutes were read by the secretary.
Miss Margaret Kornegay, and then
approved. Mrs. Leroy, the treasurer,
then gave a financial report. About
70 members were present, many
fathers among the number.
Other interesting speeches were made
by Mr. Hamilton and Capt. E. H.
Bain. Mr. Hamilton declared himself
very much in favor of the Parent-
Teacher Association, and said that he
W'as in favor -of having it meet more
than three times a year, as has been
planned. Captain Bain spoke interest
ingly for the Community Chest.
Mr. Hamilton introduced the faculty,
after which everybody was invited to-
inspect the building. After inspecting
the building, refreshments were
served by Mrs. John Spicer in the
Was a Heated One But Cobb’s 8-A
Brought Largest Number of Acceptable
STUDENT GOVERNMEn't AS
POSSIBILITY FOR HIGH
STUDENIS IS DISCUSSED
Buggle Calls Students to
Dr. Strosnider YLikes Talk and the
Service Is An Impressive One—Dr.
Smith Coiiduets Devotional Exercises
In French Class
MR. YVEAVEK PACKS HIS BAG
Mr. Weaver believs in preparedness.
He dressed and packed his traveling
t>ag last Friday morning preparatory
to attending a teachers’ meeting which
is t-o be held this week-end in Green
Yes. D.-irick Hartshorn likes pea
nuts! But We venture to say that
hereafter he will consume his g-o-obers
■outside school. One day last week in
his French class Derick was sur
reptitiously eating peanuts when Miss
Kornegay glimpsed the motion of his
“Are you eating, Derick?”
“Yes-s-s,” gulped the honest youth.
“Peanuts, if you please.”
“Very well. You may stay in an
hour after school and compose a
100-word theme on ‘Peanuts’.”
This is the essay;
Wily I Like Peanuts.
Peanuts are mistaken for nuts. They
are really vegetables. There are
several reasons why I like them. They
Cl ntain all the essentials of a square
meal. They are easily eaten and the
teacher cannot see them being trans
ported to the mouth, because the hand
is quicker than the eye. The salt in
the peanut has a tendency to preserve
Every person’s stomach can talk.
It tells its owner when it is empty.
When there is a vacuum in one’s stom
ach it must be filled or the owner will
starve. Then the stomach will not be
of any value to anyone.
Now I have trained my stomach to
call at the first recess. My stomach
called per usual and I went into the
lunchro-o-m and looked over the supply
of food on the counter. My eye was
attracted to the peanuts by their rich
yellow color. Owing to the small
quantity of peanuts for a nickel, I
purchased ten cents worth and started
to consume them, and as I have been
taught to finish everything I start, I
finished the peanuts in French class.
I think that -next time I eat peanuts,
I’ll drink milk.
A bugle call, clear and sweet, rang
through the auditorium Friday morn
ing after the student body had as
sembled there for Armistice Day
exercises. When the last bugle note
had died, the students sang “America.”
After they had sung two- stanzas. Dr.
Smith was introduced. He read part
of a chapter from Isaiah which em
phasized that in the Great Plan God
did net mean for men to fight
Dr. Strosnider, the speaker of the
morning was then intr-oduced. He
spoke on “What Armistice Day
means.” He made a short but im
pressive talk, closing with these
words, “We hope that through the
sacrifices that have been made in this
war, that you may realize the evils of
war,* and the virtures of peace, and
we hand the torches of peace, and of
liberty to you. Hold them high!”
Then as the students rose to sing
the National Anthem, the flag was
brought to the stage by three Boy
Scouts in uniform. At the conclusion
of the song, “taps” were sounded out
side the building and the students stood
solemnly at attention until the last
notes -of the impressive call died in
Nina Hines,, Louise Brown, Merrette
Moore, and Owen Dail will he in
charge of making up the characters
for all future productions of the
L'ramatic Clnb. This committee was
selected at the last meeting of the
club. At that time Miss Kornegay,
demonstrating the uses of the various
materials, made up Slocum Orr, much
to the delight and interest of the
-other club members.
Helen Weil and Irene Bryan will
compose the costume committee; W.
A. Carter, the electric; and Frances
Boney, Mildred Henderson, Owen
Dail, Mark Best, and Lester Gilliken
will form the roo-m-furnishing com-
niittee. This latter group will have
charges of furnishing the room that is
to be used by the club for practice
and demonstration purposes.
At this meeting the members paid
their dues, ten cents each, to the
Will the students of Goldsboro High
Scho-ol be allowed to participate in
the school government this year?
There is a possibility. At the teachers’
meeting Tue.sday, October 18, Miss
Beasley, Miss Cobb, and Miss Sher
wood, a committee appointed by Mr.
Hamilton, led a discussion -on this
subject. Miss Cobb told of the value
of student/participati.m, and Miss
Sherwood discussed obstacles in the
way -of establishing an association.
Miss Agnes Roark then told some
thing about tiie Winston-Salem asso-
ciati'.on. Miss Ipock expressed the
opinion that if the plan worked in
schools, cer.'ainly it w-o-iild work in
our school, because (he students were
just as dependable as those anywhere.
Mrs. Middleton had written to the
Raleigh High School, which has an
association, and she had- received
some valuable information and also
this invitation: “Since Goldsboro- is
So near Raleigh, it should not be
difficult to get first-hand information.
We would be glad to have -one -of
your students or teachers visit us on
some day that the council meets. I
as sure he or she would get some
thing useful out -o-f the meeting, and
we would .greatly enjoy having them.”
The invitation was accepted, and
it was moved and carried that the
same committee arrange for several
students and teachers to visit Raleigh
and observe the working -of their as
The unanim-ous opinion of the teach
ers was that the student participation
in school government was altogether
worthwhile, and that we should work
to-ward the establishment of s-ome
The day following this meeting a
letter was received from the principal
of the Fletcher Hall High School in
Asheville ssking if Goldsboro- High
School would be interested in send
ing delegates to discuss the question of
student participation. A favorable
reply was sent to him also.
“We got the most! We got the
most!” bawled a group of freshmen
as they rushed into the high school
library about a half an hour before
the^ bo-ok campaign closed, but soon
their shouts of glee turned into deep
“ohs” and “ahs,” for an ther door
opened and some of their competitors,
rushed in witli their arms full. Still
the books came in until 5 o’clc-ck
Competition was hot! Everywhere in
the air was, “Who’s got the mast?
The next day it was found that 935
books were donated during the cam-
pa.ign, and almost $50 wore rGCGivG-d.
Miss Cobb’s class (8-A) brought 284-
books and $3, Miss Bailey’s class (8-B)
brought 302 books and $4. Some of
the books brought during the cam
paign could not be- used. The reward
was to be given to the class bringing
the most worthwhile books. A com
mittee of teachers was appointed and
after having discarded all the books
which could not be used. Miss Cobb’s
class was in the lead. All the fresh
men worked hard and did m-; re than
The following list gives a few of the
most valuable bo-o-ks received:
A complete set of Dickens.
A complete set of Thackera.v.
A complete set of Life and Letters
(j-f Walter Hines Page.
ALSO many copies of the he.st fictiom
And still they came, for even after the
campaign closed, these hooks were
Complete set of Winston’s Cumula
Complete set of The W-o-rld’s 100
Best Short Stories.
Miss Ipock is lending a complete
set of OoIIier’s New Encyclopaedia
and Mark Twain’s Works.
Has A Wreck
Movies Come To
Life At Fair
Cowboy and a Peanut Vender Figures
In the Incident and Goldsboro
High Nclmol Boy Sees It All
On the eventful Thursday morning
Miss Crawford set out, as usual in
the big green Hudson. When she got
to- the old high schuol corner she blew,
However, she must not have been
very wide awake because the other
lady declares she did the same thing.
Well, no matter whose fault it was—
it happened. The. two cars collided.
The smaller car—a Chevrolet—w^is
knocked to the side of the street, and
c-ne of the tires was split. That was
the only damage done in the collision.
Miss CrawTord declares she is a
nervous wreck as a result of the acci
dent. She was prostrated until fifth
Grammar And Primary
Grades Present Operetta
A thrilling w'estern drama awaited
those who attended the fair Friday
night. It seemed as if one -o-f onr best
known western “movie” stars had
jumped out of the silver screen to
appear before ns.
The scene had -two principal char
acters; a hero-, who was a member of
the troupe of cO'-w'-catehers and rope-
slingers, w'ho gave their perfoni'iance
before the grandstand, and the villian,
a loud-mouthed, peanut-salesman,
whose voice could be well heard above
the cheers and appladits i.f the crowd.
The act had just begun and -o.ne of
the cow-punchers was showing hi.?
skill in using a lariat. First he lassoed,
one rider, then two, three, and even
four. During this time the goober-
vender was also trying to give hi.s
best to the audience. He walked slowly
across the track and he.gan an-
no-uncing his wares.
One of the cowboys, who was not
in action took it upon himself to rid
the crowd of such an energetic sales-
He walked to the middle -c-f the
track and asked the peanut-man th
get away and stop disturbing the act.
The big, burly, westerner did not give
‘A Midsummer Day,”, the short and wiryl-ooking vender
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will be presented by the primary and time to repl.y, be on his way, or even
grammar grades, on Wednesday, No- hesitate. He began to kn-c-ck his victim
vember 11, at 8:15, in the Mas-on toward the railing that inclosed the
Theatre. The price will be $1 and all race track. He kept this up until
seats will be reserved. There will be ■ the peanut-man was up against the
a east of 180, trained by Mr. Frederick, railing. With one blow, as you have
the able musical director of the public
schools. The proceeds of the enter
tainment wiLi go to the library fund
for the gramnjiar and primary schools.
You should j have seen Derick Hart
shorn down sjit the Argus office last
night about 1:30.
seen Art Acord, Charles Jones, Tom
Mix or some other “movie” hero, he
knocked the condemned one “head
first” over the railing.”
The wild and wooly westerner
calmly walked away, while the upset
peanut-vender picked up the scattered
More Than 600 Volumes
Added To School Library