GOLDSBORO HI NEWS
January 25, 1935
Published eight times a year by the Journalism Students
Goldsboro, N. C., High School
Editor-in-Chief Norwood Middleton, ’35
Managing Editor Thomas Pearson, ’35
Annie E. Coward, ’35; Whitmel Gurley, ’35; Maurice Edwards, '35;
Anna Best, ’35
Feature Writers Anna Best, ’35; James Bizzelle, ’35; Willis Denmark, ’35
Reporters Members of Journalism Class
Sports Writers—Norwood Middleton,’35 ; Ozello Woodward,’37 ; Henry Kennedy,’37
Moke-up Editor Maurice Edwards
Faculty Adviser Miss Ida Gordner
Business Manager James Wharton, ’35
Circulation Manager Powell Bland, ’36
Assistant Circulation Manager John Britt, ’36
Advertising Managers Hal Armentrout, ’35; Nellie Williams, ’35
Assistant Advertising Manager Arline Robertson
Sallye B. Privette, ’35; Louise S’pruill, ’36; Colleen McClenny, ’37; Margaret
Denmark, ’35; Ozello Woodward, ’37; G. T. Holloman, ’36; Powell Bland,
’36; Ruth Slocumb, ’37; Marjorie Harrell, ’36; Virginia Ginn, ’37; Hazel
Shaver, ’37; Mary Baddour, ’37
Typists Second Year Typing Class Under Direction of Miss Neely
Faculty Adviser Mr. Burt P. Johnson
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Entered as second class matter October 26, 1931, at the Postoffice at Goldsboro,
North Carolina, under the act of March 3, 1879
To Think About
The nation tliat lias the schools has the future.—Bismarck.
Manhood, not scholarship, is the first aim of education.—Seton.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is the greatest step to knowl
Proverbs 4: 5-7; Get understanding, forget it not, neither decline
from_the_.jvords of mv moutli, Tor sake, her _no and she^^aH preserve Jience^_and
thee^'^wlsd^m^the*^ principal thing; therefore, get wisdom, and with'-^”’’'^
all thy getting get understanding.
How Students Feel About
Present Educational Crisis
Maybe it makes no dif-
Perhaps you haven’t noticed it; we have,
ference to you; it does to us.
The educational system of I^orth Carolina is not up to par. We, the
youth of today, the state of tomorrow, are not getting our due. Our
teachers are overworked, high-strung, in many cases unable to ^ve any
individual aid to students. Our buildings, valuable and beautiful, are
not receiving proper care.
Here in G. H. S. there are over 700 students. How much does the
legislature of the Old ISTorth State appropriate for the library, our
mainstay? IsTot even $14.00 for the whole year. How will we benefit
from the new books being published? How shall the old books be re
placed? How is it possible for the library to supply our needs?
We’re willing to help out. But do you think we should attend a
school not sufficiently heated? Do you think that we should be con
stantly reminded not to use the lights unless it is absolutely imperative ?
These are only minor objections. If you think that a teacher can
instruct pupils as thoroughly and sufficiently in eight months as in
nine, you’ve made a great mistake. What kind of showing will we
make against those students who receive from nine to ten months train
ing from well-experienced, highly-educated, truly-contented teachers?
We’ve thrown you the torch, citizens, parents.^ Take it up. Show
the General Assembly what we are losing. It is your duty both to
God and country. Heed. it.
Another Stitch in Tims
Now that the point system has
been in operation for almost two
years and is fast becoming a vital
part of our school life, its structure
and purpose should be understood
by the entire student body. Here
tofore there have been students who,
taking a small part in the various
activities of the school, received ab
solutely no recognition or honor,
however modest, for their time and
Avork. Yet on the other hand there
have been those who, because of
their greater ability, have ‘^hogged”
all the honor and responsibility,
preventing those less popular and
(in some cases) less capable from
having a fair chance, contrary to
all the principles of this supposedly
^‘democratic” high school.
The Point System committee has
directed its efforts toward remedy
ing this situation. It is the pur
pose of this system to recognize
those who would otherwise not have
been, and to ,prevent others from
doing more than their rightful
share by restricting the number of
points that they may carry.
It is up to each of us to co
operate in every way possible toward
making this system successful, so
that we may aid in realizing our
ideal—a democratic high school.
Dec. 4.—‘‘The Greatest JSTeed of
Today” was the topic of Eev. Peter
McIntyre as he pointed out that in
spiration rather than employment
and jobs was our greatest need. He
referred back 3,000 years to Israel
desperate and hungry, when Joel
didn’t say we need more jobs, but
rather told his people that the
young men and maidens should be
inspired and the old men dream
He also mentioned “Pilgrim’s
Progress,” which has been a great
inspiration and which was written
while the author was imprisoned.
As a conclusion, he took a glimpse
at the prisons twenty-five years
honed that all of usj
would have been inspired to such
high ideals that we would not be
Dec. 11.—“Hear ye brudders and
children,” recited Mrs. Fred. Har-
A special postage stamp is being
considered by Postmaster James A.
Farley to commemorate 300 years
of American high schools and free
public education. High school
stamp fans are urging Mr. Parley
to make this addition to their col
lection. The issue is still pending.
Prom a recent announcement, we
learn that Scholastic, the national
high school weekly, that is used in
the American History and English
IV classes, will hold its fourth an
nual ISTews Examination in April,
1935, as a feature of the high school
tercentenary program. Prizes in
clude trips to Washington (all ex
penses paid), hundreds of books for
school, classroom, or club library,
and “Spencerian” fountain pens. At
least one prize will be awarded in
every school. The total value of all
^irizes exceeds $2,500.
The February 23rd issue of
Scholastic will be devoted almost
entirely to the tercentenary. It will
be handsomely bound with a stiff
durable cover, and will give a com
plete pictorial summary of modern
high school education. Over 75
pages will be devoted to photographs
of representative high schools, class
rooms, students, and activities.
In observance of the high school
tercentenary over 30 high school
state debating leagues have adopted
the following question as the offi
cial topic for 1934-35: Eesolved:
That the Federal Government should
adopt the policy of equalizing edu
cational opportunity throughout the
nation by means of annual grants
to the secondary education.
Hi News Goes to Press
We Do Feel That You Belong!
In the open forum column across the page a postgraduate demands
a reply concerning his position in the G. H. S. curriculum. A recent
interview brought the following information from the office.
The State Legislature two years ago ruled that no postgraduate be
admitted to a school. Later it was amended to the effect that postgrad
uates might attend school provided they were not counted in the attend
ance or accepted responsible places within the school organization.
The postgraduates are wanted! We do feel that you belong! How
ever we do not think that you belong in the offices of tlie school. _ Hon
estly now, you’ve had your chance! You’ve been four years in the
high schod. Do you really think it fair to take an office away from
a student within the school? He hasn’t yet had his chance! You re
depriving him of a right to whick he is entitled as a school citzen.
If you wish to join a club by all means do so. If you wisli to fee
more at home organize within yourselves. Other schools don^^
If you wish to see your ^e
IboTTirmers do away with the idea that you’re not wanted, for
associating with you in our
school life makes it just a little bit more
rell as she gave two readings in
negro dialect. The first, “High Cul
ture in Dixie,” was the story of a
negro girl who had gone to a semi
nary and gotten the high culture,
but upon returning home was put
ijn her right place by her faithful
old mammy. The second was a ser
mon by a negro preacher who, be
cause he could neither read nor
write, got his biblical stories rather
Dec. 13.—Eev. A. J. Smith de
lighted the students with a reading
of Dickens’ “Christmas Carol.” Mr
Smith’s reading was so good that
with little imagination one could
see old Marley and Scrooge as they
conversed with each other.
Dec. 19.—“Christmas in Other
Lands” was presented by the Fresh
man Glee Club under the direction
of Miss Brockwell, music instruc
tor. Students dressed in native cos
tumes representing Germany, Eng
land, Poland, France, and Italy, ex
plained Christmas in their lands,
after which native songs were sung
by the glee club.
Anni Staps, German girl, featured
the visit to Germany with a solo,
“Silent Night,” sung in German.
Jan. 8.—“A beautiful tree, rising
from the ground toward heaven,
branches outstretched, standing by
its neighbors but standing alone,
should be the goal of each of us,”
declared Rabbi I. L. Freund, as he
compared our life with that of a
giant redwood and that of a for
He traced the growth of the Eed
woods to climate and showed how
our climate was more democratic
than that of a foreigner under a
militant leader. He requested that
we should preserve the climate of
America by creating within our
serves a will to live and to make
our lives beautiful.
Do you realize that there are
some Post Graduates in this high
school? Did you also know that
these Post Graduates are beginning
to feel slighted over the way they
are being treated?
Don’t you think that these Post
Graduates who deserve to be on the
Honor Roll should have the priv
ilege of being on the Honor Roll?
There are at least five Post Grad
uates who deserved to be on the
Honor Roll. Don’t you think they
should be recognized?
In past years I have noticed that
in the first edition of the high
school papers the Post Graduates
have been listed. This year they
didn’t even do that. Don’t you
think that was rather thoughtless?
When clubs were organized it hap
pened that three Post Graduates
were elected officers of clubs. ITow
they are debating whether or not
these Post Graduates should^ con
tinue to hold these offices. T3on’t
you think they should be allowed
to keep them? I do; and I wish
that some one would answer this
letter and do a little bit of explain
Ralph Monk, ’33.
Shut off in a world of their own
within library doors, the staff
worked diligently to give you this
Really, the whole work gives me
an excellent idea for a short story.
You see I’ve been studying the short
story recently and there are certain
essential elements that make a good
one. There must be a setting, a pre
eminent character, a problem and
its result. Well, we had it.
The setting was laid in the li
brary, with every department hav
ing a separate desk. Counting,
placing, typing. All busily work
ing toward one end—this issue of
Hi ]STe.ws. The time was one day
before the deadline. And social
Hi I^ews has won recognition from
the S. P. A. of good and excel
lent. This year the first three pa
pers must be turned in before Jan
uary 26 and to reach that goal the
deadline must be reached.
Middleton, .editor-in-chief, was
the preemient character. He had
the problem. The deadline must be
reached I The deadline must be
reached! The two opposing forces
were time and desire. The desire
to reach the deadline—the next day!
The lack of time—the shortness of
Suddenly, it happens. The staff
Middleton earnestly and rapidly
pecks out his sports material at his
post—Sports Department, desk of
the Editor-in-Chief. Tomorrow the
paper goes to press!
Coward, editorial genious, makes
her typewriter smoke. All editorial
material must be typed and counted
now. The editorial page must be
made up. Tomorrow the paper goes
Pearson, all-knowing managing
editor, checks off his assignments.
Point system story in? Front page
planned? Feature material ready?
Tomorrow the paper goes to press!
JidWards, origiriai niake-up-edi-
tor, scratches his head, wipes his
glasses. Staring straight up at him
is a blank in a headline. Say, folks,
what’s a word that means “install?”
Headlines, inches, columns, s,paces.
Tomorrow the paper goes to press!
Best, feature-editor, is looking
over her material. Where’s Chit-
Chat ? Lonnie, will you please type
this feature ? Bizzelle, hurry up
with “Bizz’s Buzz.” Tomorrow the
paper goes to press!
Dot Parker, red-headed reporter,
sighs. She still doesn’t have all the
exemptions. Make haste, Dot. To
morrow the paper goes to press!
Scampering around, gathering
material, writing last-minute stories
are members of the Journalism
Saturday becomes a strenuous
day. Everything must be typed,
proof-read, counted, placed, and
Finally the climax—Saturday
night, the paper goes to press!
From this point, we can foresee
the result—You’re holding it in
your hand—this issue of Hi ISTews !
(Editorial l^ote: The Post Grad
uates have not been neglected by the
Hi ISTews staff. The story was as
signed for the first and second issues
but was not done well enough for
publication. For this story see the
front page of this issue. The Hi
I^EWS regrets the seeming neglect.)
I wish to use this opportunity to
express my deep gratitude to all
members of the faculty and to those
students who have been so good and
kind to me while I was disabled on
account of accident. Your kindness
has been appreciated more than
words can express.
Mrs. W. P. Middleton.
Can You Identify?
1. Geoffrey Ireorge Knox; 2. Har
old I. Ickes; 3. G. O. P.; 4. Kath
erine F. Lenroot; 5. Arthur Hen
derson; 6. Joseph Byrns; 7. Joseph
Peter Piper Penner ; 8. Josephine
Roche; 9. Bruno Richard Haupt
mann; 10. James A. Riley; 11.
Marion S. Eccles; 12. Benito Mus
solini; 13. Joseph Stalin; 14. Adolf
Hitler; 15. Donald Richberg; 16.
Charles Evans Hughes; 17. l^o. 534.
Answers to the above^will be
found on page 6.
“The Birds’ Christmas Carol,” a
dramatization directed by Miss
Ipock, netted Hi I^ews staff forty-one
dollars, a sufficient fund to pay for
the Lexington trip.
Marion Weil, ’32, is a member of
the Sophomore Class at Goucher
College in Baltimore, Md.