THE NEWSPAPER OF THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
VOLUME XI, NUMBERS
GOLDSBORO, N. C, DECEMBER 17, 1937
50 CENTS A YEAR
On Birth of Christ
To Be Presen ted
Ike Manly and Virginia Lee Take
Leading Roles in Play Given
It's an Art, Mr. Johnson
A Christmas play, ^‘The Drama
tization of the Birth of Christ/’ will
be presented this morning at assem
bly by some members of the Sopho
more Class. The play was directed
by Miss Ezzell and Mr. J^ew’s band
and Glee Club will furnish the
Bill Cobb will read the prologue
as the play is being dramatized. Ike
Manly, as Joseph, and Virginia Lee,
as Mary, are the leading characters.
The Glee Club will sing some se
lections of Christmas carols and
there will also be some solos by
different band members.
The other characters are:
Wise Men: Sion Boney, Bill Nufer
and Harold Montague; Shepherds:
Robert Denmark, Lamuel Summer
lin, Herman Perkins, !N^oah Bass and
Cliff Spruill; Angels, Martha Best,
Harriet Kelly, Jennet Garrison,
Edna Pelt, Tenny Mansour, Mildred
Lee and Helen Boyette.
In the past it has long been a
custom for GHS to close for the
Christmas holidays with a play sug
gestive of the true Christmas spirit.
For the past three years the
Christmas plays have been: “Christ
mas in Other Lands,” directed by
Miss Brockwell, then music teacher,
in 1934; “Birds’ Christmas Carol,”
directed by Miss Ipock in 1935; and
“Why the Chimes Rang,” directed
by Miss Ipock in 1936.
Students Given Work
By Local Merchants
With the cooperation of the mer
chants, Mr. Johnson is hoping to
place one hundred students on jobs
during the holidays.
Of the 60 students who had ap
plied on December 10, from 30 to 40
girls and about 9 boys received work.
A number of applications have been
turned down because of incorrect
English, carelessness and lack of
initiative. Every girl who complied
with the age limit has received work.
There was not as much success with
the boys, however, because most of
the department stores wanted girls.
“Only deserving and capable stu
dents are given these jobs,” said Mr.
Johnson, who stated further, “It will
help GHS students play a more im
portant part in the life of the com
munity and give them more money
to make their Christmas happier.”
Exams To Be Held In January
This year, for the second con
secutive time, students will be given
the functional type of examinations
instead of the fact tests which have
been given in previous years.
Exams will take place between
January 3 and 29, as the teachers
The “functional” test contains
questions which necessitate thought
instead of the fact questions given
in the old examinations.
The new method, which worked
very successfully last year, is in
tended to do away with the nervous
tension and cramming of the stu
Every child to his own toy,
is an old saying. It could be
applied very easily to Mr.
Johnson by changing the word
TOY to CAMERA.
The other day he had a cam
era in his office with about 16
things to push and pull before
taking the pictures. Finally,
after many grunts and half
finished sentences, he was
Walking off the required dis
tance, he snapped the picture,
squealing like a child with a
piece of red stick candy.
Then came the sad part.
Finding the knob that turned
the film, he turned; a slight
crackling was heard, something
like film breaking into small
parts. The longer he turned
the louder the noise sounded.
Finally it dawned upon him
that something was wrong.
With a sigh of disgust, he
placed the new-found toy in his
desk, saying, “I told that boy
to give me a list of instruc
tions.”—H. H., ’38.
Report To Association
At the third Student Association
meeting of the year, the eleventh
annual meeting of the North Caro
lina Student Council Congress in
Washington, K C., was discussed.
The five representatives from GHS
The first report was given by
Scottie Dameron, one of the un
official delegates, on the social side
of the convention. She told about
the dance, which was the main social
event, and also mentioned President
Heyward’s ability to find his picture
in a pile of papers from schools all
over the state.
Bobbie Aim Sanborn made the
next report, about the first meeting
of the Congress. The topic was
financing extra-curricular activities.
Some schools, she said, sell subscrip
tions to current magazines. Others
have auctions, while one of the most
popular means of making money is
charging for all lost and found
Harry Hollingsworth, the other
unofficial representative, gave a re
port on Dr. Fretwell’s speech. Dr.
Fretwell, in his speech at the banquet,
expressed his favor for Progressive
Education, saying the best way to
learn is to “learn by doing” under
the^ supervision of a teacher ex
perienced in that line of work.
The next report was given by
James > Heyward, about the last
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James Heyward and Helen Moye
Elected The Most Representative
Of New Members
“N"o one will be tapped for the
N'at^ional Honor Society before
February 15,” said Mrs. Middleton,
faculty adviser, recently.
“Since Seniors are the only ones
eligible for admission into the So
ciety the first semester of school, all
senior teachers were approached and
no senior was found having char
acter, leadership, scholarship and
service of the quality sufficient to
nominate him at the present time,”
continued Mrs. Middleton.
“No more than 15 per cent of
any senior class may be tapped and it
is not necessary to tap anyone in a
class.” She further stated, “How
ever, in all probability, some seniors
will be tapped after mid-term
Requirements for the National
Honor Society are, by necessity, very
high, for only the highest type of
student can meet the standards set
up to be selected by a majority vote
of the faculty, which is required for
a student to become a member.
Eight students are already mem
bers. They are: Helen Moye, Ross
Ward, James Heyward, Jean Edger-
ton, Jack Wharton, Mary Baddour,
Jane Smith and James Crone.
These Were Tops
With the Sophomores leading,
just 14 students made the honor
roll for the first report period.
A student must have an aver
age of 93 and satisfactory con
duct to receive this honor. In
former years the necessary aver
age was 90.
Thosfe making the honor roll
were: seniors: Anni Staps and
James Heyward; junior: Amy
Herring; sophomores: Harold
Montague, Sion Boney, Kala Ro
senthal, Martha Best, Bill Cobb,
Edna Pelt, Antionette Lupton
and Virgina Lee; freshmen: Hil
da Longest and Louise Hollo
man; post graduate: Marjorie
DOWN the halls
NEW DUTY: Mr. Mahaffey is now
teaching the grammar grade boys
manual training the first two periods
of the day. This transfer was made
as no one in the grammar grade
faculty could teach manual training.
INCREASING: Forty-seven more
students have taken advantage of
the activity fee since November 5, a
report from Mrs. Cox revealed
recently. Amount collected totals
$1,327.75 since school opened.
GENEROSITY; Forty-six thanks
giving baskets were filled by the
home rooms for the underprivileged
of Goldsboro, November 24,
ATTRACTS STUDENTS: Mr.
Helm’s physics students have cer
tainly aroused student’s curiosity
by their scientific exhibits at the
entrance of the physics room. Take
science, students, and learn what
makes it work.
SMILES APLENTY: Talk about
wide smiles. The smiles that the
Senior boys wore when they were
issued their lockers were long enough
to reach a country mile if they had
been placed end to end.
INTRODUCTION: Frances Po
well, ’35, who attended NCCW last
year, is now the new secretary for
165 In Band, Glee Club
As Course Broadens
One hundred and sixty-five stu
dents are taking music in GHS, a
survey revealed recently. The music
course offered this year is more com
plete than it lias been in a number
Mr. New, Miss Wood and Miss
Boll are the instructors of the hun
dred odd students in the band and
Plans are rapidly developing for
several concerts by the singers in the
near future. Mr. New announced
that he plans for the Glee Club to
sing at the next PTSA meeting and
several other concerts in the spring.
The singers will also participate in
the State Contest in Greensboro late
To Enter Contest
The State Music Contest tops the
band schedule for the remainder of
the year. The band will also be
present at several basketball con
tests to furnish music.
Reorganization of the State con
test has been made in order to put
bands of the same amount of ex
perience against each other and Mr.
New believes that this will give the
GHS band a better chance to place in
In the past all bands were placed
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Ward, Gordon, Crone, San
born Give Winners
James Heyward and Helen Moye
were named most representative boy
and girl respectively in a close elec
tion recently conducted by the Hr
Previous to the final election the
junior and senior homerooms were
allowed to nominate the juniors and
seniors they thought most representa
tive. A committee composed of
three members of the Hi Nkws staff
eliminated the ones named the least
number of times. From the remain
ing, a preliminary ballot was cast
by the juniors and seniors. The final
ballot was made from this.
The boys’ rivalry being keen, there
was no simple majority in the final
vote. However with only two girls
running, Helen received the majority
James has shown leadership dur
ing his entire school life. This year
he is holding one of the most im
portant positions in the school, pres
ident of the SA. The folk)wing ac
tivities are on his record:
Chiss president 1; niost ^
2, 3; best looking 1; most intelligent
1, 3; best speaker 1,2; most sincere
1; best natured 1; most sophisticated
1; vice president club federation 1*
most personality 2, 3; best actor 2;
editor-in-chief Hr News, J r. 2; class
basketball 2, 3; best all round 3;
junior play 3; tennis team 2, 3; IIi
News staff 3, 4; president of SA 4;
assistant chief marshal 3; member of
tlie National Honor Society.
.Judging from her list of activities,
Helen showed little interest during
her first two years but for the next
two she has entered into many activi
ties, more than making up for lu'
late start. Her record lists a variety
Best all round 3; most creative
3; junior phi}'- 3; editor-in-chief Hi
News 4; feature editor Hi News,
.Ik. 2; cheer leader 3, 4; feature edi
tor Hi News 3; and a member of the
National Honor society.
Three boys gave James a hard
fight to the end. They were James
Crone, Sidney Gordon, and Ross
Ward. Bobbie Aniie Sanborn
offered tough com[)etition for Helen.
Scottie Dameron was eliminated in
the preliminary balloting.
Mr. W. H. Maddox Joins
Industrial Arts Faculty
Mr. Walker Herman Maddox,
graduate of Tennessee State Teach
ers’ College and Peabody College,
has recently joined GHS faculty in
the manual training department.
Having BS and ikIA degrees, Mr.
Maddox has taught in the following
schools: .Tollton High School, Ham-
boldt High School, Tennessee State
Teachers’ College and Peabody
Farming is his hobby and his home
town is Jollton, Tennessee. ■
Mr. Maddox’s appearance among
the faculty makes the total number
' come to 28 teachers. ,' •