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Will Record All Students’ Points
National Honor Society Revises Sys
tem With Exemptions For
The Point System, having been
revised by the National Honor Socie
ty members and accepted by the
faculty, is now in effect with certain
exemptions which affect the present
Senior Class. A record of the points
held by all high school students is
being compiled by the IST. H. S.
This system has gone into effect
and will be strictly enforced except
that any office held by members of
the Senior Class before points were
given to that office will be exempt.
That is, all members of the Senior
Class will abide by the Point System
as it was before revision in order to
prevent an ex-post-facto situation.
A complete record of points held
by students is being compiled by the
Society at the request of the faculty.
The tabulated report is a means by
which the group working can inform
students as to the number of points
each holds.
The system, whose purpose is to
equally distribute the work and hon
or of offices in G. II. S., was found
inefficient and members of the
N. H. S. carried on the work of re
vision, since this group had formu
lated the first point system The
members of the Society and a faculty
committee composed of Mrs. Middle
ton, Chairman; Miss Grordner, Mr.
Helms, and Mr. Johnson spent much
‘ limem revising'the" sysi'cri. 'iSe^ei'ar
of the teachers and students spent as
much as twelve hours in the work.
Agitation for the Point System
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Goldsboro High School
Loses Class A Rating
As a result of three conditions
Goldsboro High School now has a
B rating instead of the A rating
which she formerly had with the
Southern Association of College and
Secondary Schools and which she
has held for a number of years.
The three conditions which have
changed the rating are; the teachers’
low salary, the teachers’ heavy load,
and the eight-month school year.
Durham, Kocky Mount, Chapel,
Hill, ISTorth Wilkesboro, Lenoir,
Roanoke Rapids, and Southern
Pines are the only schools in the
state which have retained their A
rating with the Association due to
the fact that they have’ a nine-
month school year.
Other schools along with Golds
boro which have lost their A rating
are Greensboro, Asheville, and Wins
Seniors Elect Prophet,
Historian, and Testator
High Schools Will Celebrate
300th Anniversary In 1935
Students Pay $600 For Equipment
Aided By School Board
Printing, a new course in G. H.
S., was started Monday by twelve
boys with Mr. Johnson as in
structor, ajfter a complete plant
had been installed in one room of
the furnace building the week
The shop consists of four job
presses, a paper cutter, one large
make-up stone, three stands of
tj^pe, a stitcher, perforator, and
other small equipment needed for
a complete shop.
Through the aid of Mr. Askins
and some of the manual training
students, a large make-up table
has been constructed in the center
of the room.
Part of the money for the plant
was raised by funds from the
series of square dances, sponsored
by the junior and senior classes
and the Monogram Club, and the
remainder was loaned to the school
by the School Board. The total
cost was six hundred dollars.
Various kinds of work will be
done by the students, including
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Plans Are Made to Enlighten Public,
Increase Universal Education, and
increase Enrollment
By Celebration Committee
National Education Association
Three hundred years of public
high school education are to be cele
brated during the year 1935 under
the direction of the Department of
Secondary-School Principals of the
National Education.
In 1635 Boston Latin School was
founded to give free instruction at
public expense to all wdio desired to
study Latin in preparations for the
professions of law, navigation, medi
cine, and theology.
Many Subjects Today
In 1935 about 5,000,000 boys and
girls in 20,000 schools benefit from
the tradition of public education that
was established then. Today, they
study hundreds of subjects in pre
paration for almost every occupation
in society. Their culture still de
pends heavily on the remote civiliza
tion of the Mediterranean, but it is
also enlivened with studies which
are as fresh as Shakespeare and Mil
ton were in 1635.
But in one imj>ressive respect, the
high schools of today have failed the
hopes of Boston. Hardly more than
half of the students of high school age
today are enrolled in high school.
While the privilege is theirs in
theory, practical economic circum
stances forbid them to attend. There
“Bullet pencils,” five hundred
of them, have been purchased by
the HI NEWS business staff, with
the inscription saying that they
are for the benefit of the HI
The student who sells the most
of these ‘‘bullets” within the next
twenty-five days will be awarded
an Ingram Wrist Watch, valued
at $3.50.
Having a large eraser, the pen
cils are economical and afford a
profitable refuge for small stubs.
James Wharton, business man
ager, will have charge of the
Dot Ballard, Dick Helms, and James
Wharton Initiated Dec. 6
As the first step toward a com
pleted commencement program
the Senior Class elected its class
prophet, historian., and testator at
a class meeting recently.
Willis Denmark, elected prophet,
will have the job of foreseeing
and foretelling the future of the
members of the class.
Tommy Pearson, Archivist,
after digging into the past of the
class, will write a complete history
of its career.
Margaret Denmark, testator, will
be in charge of drawing up the
last will and testament, leaving the
worthy possessions of the class
members to underclassmen.
These three, together with the
class officers will compose the com
mencement committee.
The Rip Van Winkle legis
lators will awaken, to the needs
of education in N’ortli Carolina if
such groups as the Wayne County
Class Room Teachers Association
continue their vigorous shaking.
To prove its fiery ambition two
animated meetings have been held
by this organization. On January
4, 1935, at the courthouse the
teachers joined with other citizens
of the town to present their cause
to the Wayne County representa
tives. Miss Margaret Kornegay,
president, vividly told of the dire
needs of the schools and the teach
The School Board and a few in
terested friends heard the teachers
present the actual situation of the
North Carolina schools, especially
Goldsboro’s, at the William Street
School auditorium December 17,
Stand of Teachers
Miss Antoinette Beasley stated
the platform of the teachers for
1935: First, a maintenance of the
eight-month school term; second,
an appropriation from the Gen
eral Assembly to provide transpor
tation. facilities, to set up a worth
while curriculum, to secure effi
cient teaching personnel, to place
the minimum wage of a teacher
at $900 a year and the maximum at
$1200 a year according to their
certificates; third, a support of the
higher institutions; fourth, a right
to vote for a supplement; fifth, a
pledge to support the State Com
mission in aiding to increase the
salaries of the teachers.
Salary Comparisions
Interesting comparisons of
teachers’ salaries with those of
clerks in Kress Stores were given
by Mr. R. M. Helms. By careful
calculation he showed that from a
monetary standpoint it is 4%
times better to clerk than to teach
over a period of 10 years.
That the teachers are being dis-
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Dot Ballard, Dick Helms, and
James Wharton were initiated into
the Goldsboro Chapter of the Na
tional Honor Society at a ceremony
held in the auditorium Thursday
morning, Dec 6.
Chosen by the faculty, meinber-
3hip in the society is one of the
highest honors a student can receive.
It is limited to 15 per cent of the
Senior Class. At present 10 per cent
have been chosen and the remaining
5 per cent may be selected along with
five per cent of the Junior Class in
the spring.
adjust the courses of study to take
care of the groups who wish to study
for trades rather than for professions
which call for college training.
Many young men and women, find-
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Students Making Plans
For Trip to Washington
About forty students of the
Sociology Club and American history
classes are making tentative plans for
an educational tour by bus to Wash
ington, D. C. early in February.
The trip is an original idea of the
Sociology Club, but as many history
students wished to go, the club invited
them also.
Miss Beasley plans to chaperone
the group with the aid of some
one else who has not yet been chosen.
j.vieiiii)ers aiieiiuing cne ceremony
were: graduate—Dorothy Langston
and Lillian Gordon, ’32 5 Isabelle
Baddour, ’33; Celeste Adams, ’34;
active—Annie E. Coward, jN’orwood
Middleton, Anna Best, l^ellie Wil
liams, Sara K. Layton, and Sallye
B. Privette, all of the class of ’35.
The enrollment of the Goldsboro
Chapter organized in 1932 now con
sists of 34, 22 of whom are graduate
members and 12 active.
At the organization meeting of the
National Honor Society recently,
Dick Helms was elected president;
Jim Wharton, vice-president; Dot
Ballard, secretary-treasurer; Miss
Ipock, faculty treasurer; and Mrs.
Middleton, sponsor. It was decided
that henceforth Charles B. Aycock
should be the name of the chapter.
Terry-Lombardo-Denmark Talk Things Over
Finally January 14 came and to
Raleigh I went to hear the great Guy,
and to see Memphis Bill. The lobby
of the Sir Walter seemed to be the
meeting place; so there I went. Boy,
did I feel good when suddenly I
realized that Bill Terry, the manager
of the New York Giants, was stand
ing at my side.
“How are you, Mr. Terry? Den
mark is my name. I’m a reporter for
the Goldsboro Hi News, and I’d like
to get an interview.”
‘^Glad to know you, Denmark.
Sure I’ll answer your questions. Be
in suite 817 at four o’clock.”
When four o’clock came, where do
you think I was? Not in jail but
in suite 817, waiting for Memphis
Bill. The lump in my throat grew
larger and larger, knowing that in
a few minutes I was to talk to one
of the biggest baseball men in the
business. My questions left me. Boy,
I was in a mess. In a minute he
walked in.
“Well, son, I see you didn’t forget
me,” the great first baseman greeted
Then I started ...
“You’re about 26,” I hinted.
“Son, I’ve got a boy in Memphis
that’s two inches taller than myself.
He’s 17 and goes to Tech High.”
“Does he like baseball like his
papa ?”
“He likes all sports, but I think
he’ll turn out to be a ball player.”
“Mr. Terry, what do you think of
the Dean brothers and Babe Ruth ?”
“The Dean brothers are two great
pitchers; as for Babe Ruth, he has
been a great ball player and made
a lot of money for the Yanks.”
“Who do you think will win the
pennant this year?”
“Well that’s hard to say, but I
think the team that beats the Giants
will win it.”
At this time a man came in to take
Mr. Terry to WPTF, where he was
to broadcast. I thanked him very
much, and walked to the station with
him. . .
I almost missed seeing the great
Guy, but after the show I was lucky
enough to get a few words with him.
Giddens* Cup
Finals To Be
February 8
Federal Aid For Public Education
Will Be Question Debated
For Coveted Cup
The annual Giddens’ cup debate
will be held February 8 in the
G. H. S. auditorium with Anna
Best and Maurice Edwards, senior
lebaters, and Annie Laurie How-
all and Marshall McDowell, sopho
mores, competing. The seniors
defeated the juniors, and the sopho
mores defeated the freshmen in the
semi-finals December 18 and 19.
The Giddens’ cup debate will con
clude a series of debates which
began the latter part of November
and in which 130 students have
The senior debaters will uphold
the affirmative side of the query.
Resolved: That the United States
should adopt the policy of extend
ing federal aid to general public
As the sopliomores have won the
cup 4 times and the seniors 3, the
debate February 8 will even the
score or place the sophomores
further ahead of the seu.iors.
Tlie freshmen witli 52 led all
4 chisses in the number partici
pating in the English section de
bates. The juniors were second
witli 34; the sophomores third
with 24: and seniors last with 20
Several queries used in the class-
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At the present 16 students are tak
ing advantage of the post graduate
course ofi:’ered in Goldsboro High
School. All of these are taking the
commercial courses, and some are
enrolled in the regular academic
Since the opening of school twenty
post graduates have registered in the
office, but four of these have dropped
their school Avork. The sixteen stu
dents now in attendance are: Marie
Ellis, Byron Greene, John Allen Far-
four, Thomas Harrington, Sallie
Parker, Virginia Peacock, and
Celeste Adams from the class of ’34;
Ralph Monk, ’33; lola Lewis, ’32.
Elizabeth Cranford was graduated
from the Salisbury Lligh School in
’33; Jessie Lee Todd from Elizabeth
town High School in ’33'; Olive
Aycock from Nahunta in ’33; Pearl
Jones, Pikesville ’33; Margaret Lee,
Raeford ’31. Nancy Yelverton is a
former student of Fremont. John
Gay Wilson has recently enrolled for
the second semester.
Several of the students have made
the post-graduate Honor Roll: First
and second month, Marie Ellis and
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Senior Rings Arrive
^ There are 42 happy seniors; the
rings have come.
The ring selected is heavily-built,
10 karat gold, with an octagon-shape
synthetic ruby setting. The set is
surmounted by a gold shield crest
containing the word “Goldsboro” in
an inverted “V,” directly under
which is the word “Hi.” The sides
are built up to a perfect balance with
the numbers 19 and 35 with a flaming
torch between the two numbers on
each side.
A second order will be taken within
the next few weeks.

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