VOLUME IV; NUMBER 1
GOLDSBORO, N C., OCTOBER 31, 1930
30 CENTS A YEAR
G. p. S. Opens
Sophomore Class Has 207 Members
On September 8, 1930, the doors of
the Goldsboro High School swung
cpen to admit the largest number of
students ever enrolled in G. H. S.
Every year a greater number of stu
dents are going into the higher grades
and graduating. This shows they are
beginning to’see the real value of an
Tlie first few days were used to get
schedules and • homeroom rolls fixed.
The largest el^s in G. H. S. is the
sophomore class with an enrollment
The enrollment of the entire school
divided among the classes is as fol
Seniors—^boys, 35; girls, 43.
Juniors—boys, 68; girls, 68.
Sophomores—boys, 103; girls, 104.
Freshmen—boys, 98; girls, 101.
The most successful year in the his
tory of G. H. S. is anticipated.
All of last year’s teachers are back
except Miss Perdue. Three new teach
ers have been added, making a total
of eighteen. Mr. Sansbury has.ccme
from Clemson College in South Caro
lina to each Manual Training and to
assist in coaching the boys’ athletics.
Miss Mason, a graduate of Bowling
Green College of Commerce at Bowl
ing Green, Kentucky, teaches book
keeping and second year typevv'iTcing.
Miss Gordner, who taught in Golds
boro several years ago, has returned.
She is teaching classes in junior and
senior English and is adviser to the
Ezra Griffin to Lead Seniors
Class officers were elected October 2,
, the seniors meeting in Miss Beasley’s
room; the juniors in the cafeteria;
the sophomores in the study hall; and
the freshmen in the auditorium. The
seniors’ officers were elected by secret
ballot and other class officers by ac
clamation. The officers are as follows:
Ezra Griffin President
Aaron Epstein '.. Vice-president
Mary Alice Dewey Secretary'
E. C^ Crow Treasurer
Helen Ellinwood Buster Starr
Arthur Allred President
Sonora Bl^d Vice-president
Nancy Bridgers Secretary
Emmet Spicer Treasurer
Pete Heyward President
Joe Crawford Vice-president
Frances Bass.Secretary and Treasurer
I.ouise Moye Rogers Dewey
Agnes Craven President
Roger Williams Vice-president
Celeste Adams Secretary-Treasurer
ACTIVITIES OF THE SCIENCE
The Science Club met October 20,
and elected officers for the coming
year. The officers chosen were; Ed.
Denmark, president; Louise Davis,
vice-president: William Robert Smith,
secretary-treasui’er; Dewey Slocumb,
chairman of program committee;
William Houston, editor; Bob Edwards,
marshal. At present there are thirty-
five members of the club and ten more
are expected to be added. These were
chosen from one hundred and thirty
The aim of the club this year is to
foster science as a hobby. In order to
do this, development of home labora
tories is to be emphasized. All the
programs will be given over .to experi
ments which can be duplicated at
home with simple apparatus. In order
to develop home laboratories, they are
going to put out either monthly or
semi-monthly papers. In the papers
will be pictures of home laboratories
and equipment made by students,
/long with the pictures in, the paper
■'vill be articles on home apparatus and
experiments. The slogan, of the club
is ‘‘A Laboratory , for- Every Member.”
. A number of prizes wiK be'^'en "this
year including material for a iive-tube
radio setj which will be given , away
obout the first of .December. Two
radio tubes will ,be given to- the' mem
ber . presenting. the best' . feature of
each of the thi-ee meetings. . .
Program Given by
On Wednesday, October -8,^ three
members of Miss Beasley’s senior his
tory class gave a Kings Mountain as
sembly program. Ernest Eutsler pre
sided. After the student, bpdy had
sung one verse of “My Country, Tis of
Thee,” Ernest explained the campaign
v;hich the British had planned. He
showed on a map how they had divided
the North from the South, taking ad
vantage of geographicar conditions,
• Elizabeth Smith told about the ac
tual battle. On October 7, 1780, the
news spread that Ferguson was in the
Kings Mountain region with 1200 men.
Immediately the mountaineers seized
rrms. They marched all day and all
night and were ready for battle when
the time came. Ferguson was killed.
His troops surrendered. The moun
taineers were such good fighters that
only twenty-eight of them were killed.
The battle was fought just after noon.
It lasted only three-fourths of an
hour; yet it was called “the turning
point” of the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Jefferson called it “the joy--
ous turn of the tide.”
Lucy LeRoy told about the cele-
biation which was held Tuesday, Oc
tober 7, at Kings Mountain. President
Hoover came to make a speech. He was
v.’elcomed by the Governors of the two
Carolinas — Governor Gardner and
Governor Richards. An interesting
program was the pageant, giving
scenes of the Revolutionary and col
onial days. A monument dedicated to
Colonel Patrick Ferguson was present
ed by Justice Clarkson of the North
Carolina Supreme Court to Ronald
Campbell, the representative of the
British Government at Washington.
This monument, honoring the British
commander killed at Kings Mountain,
is another of the links of friendship
between America and England.
G. H. S. RATED AAl
Mr. Ray Armstrong, city superin
tendent of schools, has revealed' the
fact that Goldsboro High School is
among the schools given the highest
rating in North Carolina. This rating
is given by enrollment and we belong
to the class rated AAl, the rating
v/hich is given to schools having an
enrollment of 500 and over.
The enrollment of G. H. S. has in
creased about 75 per cent in the last
five years, from 350 in 1925 to about
625 tcday. Many new teachers have
been added during this time. How
ever the number of teachers does not
d-pend upon the enrollment, but upon
tiie average daily attendance. We have
acquired two new teachers this year
by having attendance during 1929-1930
Vvhich justified their employment. If
the attendance had been somewhat
better, another teacher could have
Upon the point of attendance, Mr.
i^rmstrong seemed pleased. He stated
that the students were attending
school regularly; were decreasing the
percentage of drop-outs; and increas-
ixig the percentage of passing grades.
Linked with this is the solution to
the deep mystery 'of the number of
“half-pint” students. According to
Mr. Armstrong, the pupils in grammar
school are passing their work and com
ing into high school on time. Here
tofore quite a number have failed to
be promoted, and so have entered high
school at the age of fourteen or fifteen.
If a child begins school at six and
passes his subjects each year, he will
enter high school at twelve or thirteen
instead of a year later. This combined
with' their^ natural smallness makes
them “that way.”
During the interview Mr. Armstrong
brought out the point that more can
be accomplished by interesting the
students. He showed that the school
is continually doing this. Teachers are
always on the lookout for talent in pu
pils and are trying to develop it. Clubs
and all kinds of school activities bring
this out. But they are even more a'ert
for vocational talent in students, the
talent for, that work which may be
come their future trade or profession.
High school is really the preparation
lor what comes after. More and more
school boards and faculties are workmg
to help the students in the business
of making a living.
To Miss Mason, Margaret Peacock,
and members of the second-year
We, the staff of the Hi News, are
wanting for words that wili'express
our appreciation for your kindness
in typing the first issue of our
school paper. We, along with the
readers of the Hi News, are looking
forward to being well and constant
ly posted of school happenings in
each issue and we feel gratefully
sure that you will continue favor-r
ing us when possible.
Ezra Griffin Only
Interclass Debates Planned
Editor of News-Argus Addresses Stu
A few days ago Father Freeman-gave
the Pocket Library, corisistirig of ten
volumes dealing with science, litera
ture, history, business, - and pliilosophy.
He said that he would ■ like this set to
b'e placed on- ; the Creech - Memorial
The staff of the Hi News gave a pro
gram in chapel Thursday, October 9.
Elizabeth**Cobb, Editor-in-Chief, intro
duced Mr. Talbot Patrick of the
Goldsboro News-Argus, who gave an
interesting talk on “What the Golds
boro Hi News means to the business
men of this city.” He brought out
tile point that the paper will mean
as much to the business men of Golds
boro as the staff and the students will
make jt mean. He said that every
student had enough sense, ability, and
pep to accomplish anything he set
out to do.
John Henry Pike, Business Manager,
explained that the staff was cutting
the price of the paper because of the'
present financial conditions, which are
aft'ecting Goldsboro as other sections.
Fete Heywood, Circulation Manager,
urged the students to subscribe and
to get subscriptions in town.
The staff then gave a very realistic
scene from a newspaper office. Type
writers were buzzing, the phone ring
ing, and there was a general air of
business everywhere. Ralph jerked
the paper out of his typewriter and
threw it in the waste basket; Lee Mil
ler stuck his pencil behind his ear as
he puzzled over his job of getting
money for ads. “Jinky” Brooks came
hurrying in, laughing as if she knew
something exceedingly funny.
“What’s the matter now?” asked
“It’s these freshmen; they’i*e dumb
er than ever,” said “Jinky.” “I just
rnec one of them on the second floor,
looking into the rooms and out of the
“Is this upstairs?” he asked.
Suffering the loss 'of three of the
four members of the 1930 champion
ship debating team. Miss Beasley, the
coach, will have to build a team from
the ground up. One bright spot is
that Ezra Griffin, who was the star
of last year’s team, is. back. Miss
Beasley expects to find good material
among the interclass debaters and
again to be able to send a winning
team to Chapel Hill. •
As will be remebered, the 1930 de
bating team of Goldsboro High School
won both negative and affirmative
sides in the semi-finals of the Aycock
Memorial Cup contest, and debated
against each other in the finals.
Eleanor Bizzell and Ezra Griffin fi
nally won over Billy Crow and Edward
Outlaw. The year before the G. H.
S. team had been defeated in the fi
nals by Roanoke Rapids; in the 1928
contest, they participated in the semi
Ezra Griffin will, of course, be the
nucleus;' repeating ourselves, we say
that Ezra was No. 1 man last year. He
has taken up public speaking as his
special activity, developing into one
of the best debaters that G. H. S. has
had for several years.
For the class debates the following
subjects have been selected:
Senior-Sophomore: Resolved, That
for the best interest of the American
nigh school, intermural athletics should
replace .interscholastic athletics.
Junior-Freshman: Resolved, That
daylight saving time should be entirely
Final: Resolved, That for American
cities, the municipal ownership of
those public service corporations which
furnish water, light, and transporta
tion is preferable to prj.vate ownership.
The query for the state debate has
not yet been decided, but the Philip
pine question has been suggested.-
High School Band
Ranks With Best
Goldsboro High School
at Fort Bragg
By Cy Campen
In April, 1929, it was talked around
the Goldsboi-o High School that G.
H. S. ought to be represented at the
Citizens’ Military Training Camp at
Port Bragg, N. C. This caused much
talk among the students, and on the
13th of June eight boys left Goldsboro
High School for a try in that man’s
army. The eight trail blazers were
Edgar Bain, Egerton Baker , Ralph
Brogden, Cy Campen, Ralph Giddens.
Slocumb Orr, Francis Simkins, and
We were all, fortunately, located in
L’attery D. AS;ter being put through
a strenuous physical examination, v/e
were all marked O. K.
After that we were issued clothing
and bedding and all necessary' equip
ment. Our home was in tents for
thirty days of v/oyk and play, with
plenty of both. We had good food and
comfortable quarters, and we met
many strange boys from all parts of
the South and from all walks of life.
We were called out of ,bed at 5:40
every morning (except Sunday) and
we had to take morning exercises and
police the area. Our first lesson was
to be sanitary in everything done.
Our tents were inspected every day
and the rating posted on the bulletin
board. If a tent- was found dirty, it
meant K. P., or Kitchen Police.
We took the infantry course and
some field artillery. My, but it was
hot during those thirty days. It was
nothing to see one of Our buddies go
under with a sunstroke. This was
paid particular attention to and any
man that felt bad was given the best
medical' attention that Uncle Sam
could afford. We were all sorry when
the thirty days were up, and we hated
to leave. . ■ -
Our officers w'ere Capt. A. L. Warren,
Battery Commander; First Lieutenant
W. A, Carr; Second Lieutenant A, H.
Thomas; and Second Lieutenant Frank
Goodwin—all of-theih. the best in the
world. . , ^ - ■
All the Goldsboro boys received hon
orable discharges, Edgar Bain won
the tennis championship, and Rastus
Giddens was oiv the.--baseball team.
-(Continued on page 3) ■ ■ ;
Mr. Harvel is looking forward to a
successful year with the' high school
band. His plans include new head
quarters as well as new uniforms. By
hard work the band is now ready to
play lengthy programs' consisting of
marches, waltzes, serenades,' and over
tures. Mr. Harvel believes that the
band is ranking with the best high
school bands in this state.
The new headquarters are now out
in the bdiler room, to the great relief
of Mrs. Cox but the distress of Miss
The band is furnished with all equip
ment in its new headquartei’s. Mr.
Harvel plans to p^^t some new instru
ments—a flute, and some reed instru
Already the band has played for the
Dunn, Mount Olive, Durham, ^and
Fvccky Mount games and is planning
.to play at the Raleigh and Wilson
Tlie proposed uniforms will carry
cut the school colors—Blue and Wiiite
cweaters with white pants for the
•ifcboys and white skirts for the gii'ls.
On October 9, the officers of the
bond" were elected: Edward Bland,
pi'esideiit; Brogden Spence, vice-presi
dent; and Katherine Brendle, secre-
The- personnel of the band is as
follows: Cornets—Brogden Spence, Cy
rus Campen, Robie Strickland, Roy
Cogdell, Harvey Smith, Norwood Mid
dleton, Francis Simkins, William Hol
lingsworth. A. G. Pelt, Russell Spence,
William Casey, and Lucian Thompson;
Clarinets—Ruth Isaacs, Helen Ellin
wood, Louise Davis, Durwood Pate,
Thurman Merritt, Charles Hinson,
Kermit Crow, and Robert Simkins;
Trombones — Joe Crawford, Robin
Hood, and Wilborn Davis; Altos—^Lin-
v.’ood Blackburb, Nannie Jane Robert
son, and Sam Hood; Basses—Edward
Bland and Vaughan Shephard; Bari
tones—John Hawley, Thomas McKin
ney, and Edward Newsome; Saxaphones
—John Henry Pike, Katherine Bren
dle, Ruby Jarrell, and Raymond Casey.
Have you .seen .the. graphs Miss
Cobb’s first year Algebra class has '
made? They show the ranking, of
each room in our subscription cam-
paign. The graphs, are so good'that
; Mr.; Armstrong: is going to get the
class to do some work for: him. .
IVIr. Green certainly comes' to tlie
aid of the Hi, News , staff. Saturday
" morning- he helped \is get out a form
letter to tlje 1930 ^[faduates. -