North Carolina Newspapers

Mr. Maddox Starts
Agriculture Groups
With Definite Plans
Agriculture Students To Put In Prac
tice Things They Get on
Two classes in agriculture witli
a total enrollment of 31 liave been
recently organized and definite plans
made under the guidance of Mr.
Maddox, new member of tlie In
dustrial Arts faculty.
Each student is to put into actual
practice at home what he is learn
ing from the course.
The classes are planning to have
tobacco-plant beds. Field trips will
be made to study up-to-date farming
methods in the community. In ad
dition the boys will get practical ex
perience in repairing farm imple
ments and machinery. Chick brood
ing will probably be done at school.
Plans to organize a Future Farm
ers’ Club are underway. The Club
will set up a work program for the
year. State experiment stations and
government bulletins will be used for
Each student will set up a course
of study for the year and carry out
a program over the summer months.
The vacation’s work will be sub
mitted the following year for grad
ing. The students of the two classes
will have charge of all tne shrubs
on school campus.
Mystery Man
Mr. Barrett Assumes
Miss Wood^s Position
Mr. Eobert Barrett on Wednesday
of this week took over the duties
of Miss Marion Wood, who for the
past semester has been the French
A 1937 graduate of the University
of JSTorth Carolina, Mr. Barrett has
been teaching the seventh grade
since September.
Miss Wood, a native of Vance-
boro, and a 1937 graduate of ECTC,
is planning to go to Rhode Island,
where she has secured work.
•Miss Janie Ipock, who has taken
Mr. Barrett’s place in grammar
school, has been a teacher of mathe
matics in GHS for tjie past 12
years. Due to illness she was not
able to teach during the fall term.
Lunch Fund Treasurer
Reports Poor Response
The Free Lunch Fund is definite
ly not a success, according to the
report released by Harry Hollings
worth, treasurer of the SA.
“Grammar grade students are
meeting their obligations, and the
situation is reversed over there,”
Harry stated further.
Here is GHS $32.80 each month
for the next five has been pledged.
To date only $47.41 has been
collected, including many cash pay
ments at the beginning which
swelled the total considerably.
In other years the P-TA has ac
cepted this responsibility of provid
ing funds for the underprivileged.
This year the students have accepted
it. A total of $155.00 is needed
to give seventeen students lunch each
day until the end of school.
Supermagician Birch
To Return With Show
Can you get out of a wooden box
with the lid nailed down? Well,
Birch can! Can you get about 800
students out of class at three o’clock
MISSION? Well, Birch can!
Can you change a five on history
to a one? Well, Birch could if
he wanted to! For Birch is the
Master Magician that was here in
1934 and will be back Tuesday,
February 1, at 3:00 o’clock in the
afternoon and 8 :00 at night.
This year Birch has a new and
larger show than ever before, featur
ing his extra-super-colossal per
formance of escaping from a box
sealed with nails—a feat which few
magicians can perform.
Many students from the leading
schools and colleges in the State have
been amazed, astounded and even
fooled by his troupe, the Magi of
Huckleberry Finn
To Be Junior Play
From among the many plays re
viewed “Huckleberry Finn’ has
been selected for the annual Junior
Coached by Miss Margaret Bell
and Mrs. W. «I. White, the ])lay will
be presented on April 22. ,The cast
ing will begin about March 1.
Somewhat different from the story
“Huckleberry Finn” by Mark
Twain, the play has a main cast of
six girls and four boys. The
characters are: “Huck” Finn, Tom
Sawyer, John Finn (Huck’s father).
Aunt Polly (Mariah Watson, who
is so nervous), Ruth Watson (her
sister), Mary Jane (their young
niece), Fred Raymond (in love with
Ruth), Melba White (colored maid
at the Watsons), Clara Woppinger
(deaconess of the church) and Amy
(her irrepressible sister).
Cyril Clemens, president of the
International Mark Twain Society,
has said:
“Those who have tried know how
difficult it is to write a play that is
based on a famous work. People
are never satisfied. Some blame the
author for putting in an uninterest
ing scene; others blame him for
leaving out most interesting ones.
Mr. Roy F. Lewis has succeeded in
making a fascinating play out of
Mark Twain’s greatest work,
‘Huckleberry Finn.’ N^ow he has
slavishly followed the original work,
but has added many new incidents
and even characters, realizing full
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Hi News Sp onsors
Snapshot Contest
For GHS Amateurs
Three Divisions Open, Candid, Scenic
and Unusual; Impartial Judges
The Hi News Staff is s])onsor-
ing a contest to secure the three
best pictures taken on the (illS
A prize' of $1.00 in trade at the
Hi News Shop will bo offered in
each of the following divisions:
Candid, Scenic and Unusual.
Contest Rules: (1) Every student
in GHS except those whose names
appear in the mast head of the Hi
News may enter. (2) Only three
pictures, one in each division, may
be entered by any one student. (3)
All pictures must be taken on the
GHS Campus. (4) All pictures
must be turned in to Room 19 before
4:15 February 21. (5) The Hi
News will not take the responsibility
of returning any pictures. (Pictures
will be kept and returned if called
for.) (6) Any one student may
win only one prize. (7) The de
cision of the judges will be final,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Belk and Mr.
Henry Moore being the judges. (8)
Pictures must have the following in
formation clearly written on the
back: Name of the contestant, date
taken, division entered in and short
description of picture.
Survey of Classes Shows
Interest in Debating Nil
Less interest is being shown in
the Giddens’ Cu}> debates than ever
before with only nineteen students
volunteering to debate for their
classes, a recent survey shows.
Usually one of the biggest events
of the year between classes, it appears
that there will be no debates this
year unless more students answer
the call.
Bill Cobb and Martha Best won
the Cup last year for the Freshman
Chiss, the first time in the history
of the Cup that a freshman class
has won it.
Tlie freshmen, with eight wanting
to debate, have shown more int(!rest
than any other class. Three students
volunteered to debate for the Sopho
more and Junior Classes respective
ly. Bill Cobb and Martha Best,
Sophomores, arc not allowed to de
bate this year, since no cup winners
can compete for a second time. Five
(Please turn to page five)
Spring Calendar
25 Exams end.
26, 27 Make-up exams.
28 First term ends.
28 Junior Order Essay Contest
1 Birch, the Magician,
9 Westminster Choir.
22 PTSA Meeting.
23 Cooperative Concert.
26-March 3 NEA Meeting.
3 Cooperative Concert.
17-19 NCEA Meeting.
22 Junior Play
26 Cooperative Concert.
6 Junior-Senior Social.
5 Commencement Sermon.
6 Class Day Exercises.
7 Graduation Exercises.
'GHS Hunters"
It You Can Call Them That
Yes sir!! These hunters around
the school are a mess! I haven’t
heard such classy hunting news since
Red Jernigan w'ent hunting and shot
both of his dogs.
While talking about Red, that re
minds me of the day he went duck
hunting. An entire flock of about
fifty came over, and Red ])ut up his
gun to shoot. After pulling the
trigger six or eight times, he dis
covered ho hadn’t loaded his gun.
Rod now shoots sparrows with an
air rifle.
Novv iuko uie mucieiu iivMiUuio
men for instance. Paul Garrison
and Boddie Perry go duck hunting
on a nice cold day. They get in
boat and started upstream. Boddie
sees a duck and scares Paul so bad
ly that he shoots a hole in the bottom
of the boat. These boys are the
earliest outdoor swimmers that I’ve
heard of this season.
But Boddie did see a duck, .lack
Smith and R. T. (>)znrt tliought they
did too. But after shooting five
or six valuable loads, the boys, much
to tlieir disgust, discovered they had
murdered a poor innocent skunk.
That’s even worse than when
Ernest (»lisson went (juail hunting
and lost his dog. He’s still looking
in the lost and found depurtnient.
But now we get a di{rer«>ut story.
Believe it or not, Bert (Jrillln went
quail hunting and killed four rab
bits. He has submitted his name
as the first hunter to bag any game.
(Please turn to page four)
DOWN the halls
Glances and
TO ATTEND: Principal John
son and Superintendent Armstrong
are to attend the meeting of the
National Association for Superin
tendents and Principals to be held
in Atlantic City, N. J., February 26
through March 3. They plan to
attend for four days if not longer.
VISITORS : Fifteen seniors from
Atlantic Christian Col
lege in Wilson observed classes last
Monday week in GHS. This was
to fulfill part of their college course.
After school these future teachers
were entertained at a tea by the
GHS faculty.
SUCCESSFUL: The office was
successful in placing 94 students in
jobs with local business firms during
the Christmas holidays.
HARD-HEADED: There certain
ly are some hard-headed students in
GHS. For instance, what boy tried
to ram his head through a (h)or i)ane
in an upstairs door?
HELPING: .lournalism students
are cooperating with the Ncaus-
Argus staff' in reporting the Wayne
County Tournament basketball
games every night but Monday and
SHIVERS: These class and as
sembly meetings that we students
have been attending recently are
getting on our nerves. Reason? We
sit for fifteen minutes with teeth
chattering like squirrels cracking
nuts until the auditorium Warms up.
NEXT ORDER: The next order
for senior rings will go off' on
February 23. All seniors wishing to
order rings should see William
Hardison and Mary Louise Schweik-
Point System Issue,
Passed By Council,
Put To Assembly
NHS Members Revised List Drawn in
'34 and Presented It To
Today at asscnnbly a discussion
of the Point Systc'ui will be con
The decision on the })oint system
and the election of the SA officers
in the s])ring are the most irii[)ortant
things that the students will do for
themselves this year.
For the past six weeks the sys
tem has been before the Council,
and last Friday it was |)assed by a
12-8 vote. Council members voting
as their homerooms had instructed
The tioor this morning will be
open to any student who wishes to
express an opinion. All the week
student groups have been forming
to fight or defend the issue, and a
lively discussion is foreseen.
Drawn up by the National ironor
Society, at the faculty’s recom
mendation, it Avas presented to the
Council for their consideration. As
a basis for the present system the
Society used the ])oint system which
functioned in 1934-35 and which
was nuide by a group of students
working with a committee of teach
If any student favors a point
system but does not approve of the
present evaluation of points, he may
+'(M* if
that it can bo further revised.
Had the system been defeated in
the Council, it would not have been
brought to the Assembly. But ac
cording to the SA constitution, since
(Please turn to page six)
Junior Class Plans
To Donate Bleachers
Bleachers for the (jlllS gridiron!
That is the ]>roject which the (vlass
of ’39 has undertaken, a(^!ording
to a decision at a recent class meet-
'.riie con\niittee a])poiut.ed to
])reseut ])lans for the project were
Carolyn Langston, chairnuin, Mayre
Best, Randolph Middleton, (ilrace
Hollingsworth and Billy Mc(]lure.
The approximate cost of the
bleachers will be $300, lumber being
$150 and labor $150.
Mr. Helms’ honuu’oom brought up
the idea of the bleachers as a Junior
Class ])roject. It has been discussed
in the homeroom since tlu‘, beginning
of the year.
Another project suggested was
building a fence around the grid
iron, but it was thought that bleach
ers were needed nuire.
During the recent class nu>eting
it was decided to have a .lunior
Council, composed of the class of
ficers, the homeroom presidents and
a representative elected from each
The homeroom repnisentatives
who have been elected are Evelyn
Colie, (Mr. Barrett), (Jlenwood
Johnson, (Mr. Helms), Frances
Yelverton, (Mr. Freenuin), Ilavt-
well Graham, (Miss Langston), and
Marjorie Stenhouse (Mrs. White).
Mrs. White is the adviser of the
Junior Class, which has an ap
proximate enrollment of 225. The
officers are Sidney Gordon, pres
ident; Carolyn Langston, vico pres
ident; Lorraine Taylor, secretary;
Olivia Ferguson, treasurer; au(l
Berta Parks, cheer leader.

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