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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE STUDENT^SSOCIATION
VOLUME XI, NUMBER 7
GOLDSBORO, N. C., MAY 20, 1938
50 CENTS A YEAR
Seniors To Present
in Dramatic Form
Topic of Democracy
Script Committee At Work Writing
Parts; Program To Show Contrast
Between Ideal and Reality
Banning the customary four-
speaker program on commencement
night, the senior program committee
has decided to present in dramatic
form the theme of ‘‘Democracy” on
The script committee, composed
of Bobbie Anne Sanborn, Angeline
Casey and Betty Grey Best, and Miss
Beasley, class sponsor, is at work
now writing ‘‘Democracy’s” speech,
which will be the most important
There will be scenes depicting re
ligion, home life, creative arts, war,
freedom of speech, press and assem
bly, in each of which the committee
plans to contrast the ideal with the
Other committees on stage, prop
erty, costumes, make-up and a num
ber of actors and actresses are at
work in an endeavor to make the first
program of this kind a success.
Five Prizes for Seniors;
One Award Discontinued
The Lionel Weil, Jr., trophy has
been discontinued, but five other
awards will be given on commence
X* 1 TTT M T, T .
Xi-iC Oi-A, ,
which was given to the boy with the
best athletic record as well as a high
scholastic average, was first received,
by James Davis in ’38.
The cup was not awarded* in
1936, and last year Ernest Spence
was the recipient.
Other pri?:es that will be awarded
are the Weil prizes of twenty dollars
each to the boy and to the girl who
have the highest average for all four
years, providing the averages are
W, A. Royall will again offer a
ten-dollar prize to the senior writing
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N. C. High School Editors
Form Press Association
Plans for a permanent organiza
tion Avere made at the ISTorth Caro
lina Scholastic Press Institute con
ducted in Chapel Hill by the Daily
Tar Heel in cooperation with the
ISTeedham Broughton Press Club of
Raleigh, April 29-30, with the elec
tion of Virginia TTessinger, of Ra
leigh, president. Helen Moye, Nancy
Pipkin, Grrace Hollingsworth and
Gabe Holmes, chaperoned by Mrs.
W. F. Lynch, represented the Hi
jSTewspapermen from various city
dailies in the state spoke on different
phases of journalism, after which
discussions Avere held concerning the
individual problems of papers repre
sented. Carl Goerch made the prin
Other speakers were Anthony J.
McKelvin, sports, and Miss Molly
Winborne, society, from the Neivs
and Observer, Tom Bost, business,
Greensboro Daily News; L. S.
Laprade, editorials, Durham Her
ald; Charles McDevett, news, Kin
ston Free Press; William S. How
land, make-up, Winston-Salem Jour
Professors CoiRn, Russell and
Spearman, members of the Univer
sity Journalism Department, criti
cized the papers as a whole.
New P-T-SA Leader
By courtesy of News Argus
HUGH DORTCH, SR.
New Officers Named
By P-T-SA for '38-39
Mr. Hugh Dortch, Sr., was elected
president of the Parent-Teacher-
Student Association for the year
1938-’39 at the last meeting of the
Association for the school year,
Mr. Dortch will succeed Mrs.
J. E. F. Hicks, who has finished a
successful year, judging from the
vote of thanks given her.
Recognizing the fathers as never
before by electing them to the two
Music Departments to Give Today
Annual Spring Festival-Concert
Consider Open House
In GHS Unsuccessful
Open house, conducted April 27-
29 was not considered a success by
a large group of students, class dis
cussions have shoAvn.
Class discussions in Senior and
Junior English classes brought out
the fact that in the Primary and
Grammar Schools Open House Avas
a much larger success, because the
parents visited the schools during the
class periods instead of coming Avhen
a special program had been arranged
as they did in the high school on the
last night, April 29.
Approximately 2,200 patrons vis
ited all the schools during the class
periods and for the special programs.
It was estimated that not more than
150 parents visited in the high school
during class hours. Xearly 5,000
attended the School Fair last year.
Students Vote Today
In Second Primary
The reelection for Student Asp"
ciation officers for next year is i
On the ballot today for presides'
are Olivia Ferfrusou and Sidney Gor
don ; for recording secretary, Francf
O’steen, Marjorie Stenhouse an
Legh Scott was elected vice presi
dent in the first primary.
As no petitions AA'ere handed in
for treasurer or corresponding secre
tary, Gabe Holmes, treasurer, and
Virginia Lee, corresponding secre
tary, Avere unanimously elected.
Judging by the number voting
this year, the interest in the election
AA'as greater than last yeaii This
year about 500 students voted as
compared Avith the 424 voting last
year. The per cent of students vot
ing against the number that regis
tered Avas: Seniors, 80; Juniors, 81;
Sophomores, 82; and Freshmen, 63.
Jane Smith,Bill Cobb and Angeline Casey
Take Honors In Student Library Contest
Winners , of the student library*
contest sponsored by Miss Cora Ful
ler Collier, librarian, Avere Jane
major offices, the Association named! Smith for the best geneVal eoUec-
W. F. ISTufer, vice president; Mrs.
Mary Broadhurst, secretary; Mrs.
J. W, Swift, treasurer.
Mrs. W. E. McClure, retiring
treasurer, reported the dues collected
for the past year totaled $74.57, and
tlie amount brought forAvard from
last year brought the grand total to
$82. The expenditures for the year
amounted to $81.11, leaving $.89
in the treasury.
A special committee, headed by
Mrs. Frank J ones, reported that $75
had been spent for the teachers’ rest
room. A report of the free lunch
fund shoAved that the students had
pledged $196 and having paid $99.-
53, still OAved $99.47.
Mr. Dortch is the father of Hugh
Dortch, ’39; Mr. Ni'ifer, father of
Prince Nufer, ’41; Mrs. Broadhurst,
mother of Jane Broadhurst, ’40; and
Mrs. Swift, mother of Nancy Page
The nominating committee was
composed of Mrs. Henry Belk, Mrs.
J. N. Longest and Mrs. Cedric Edter-
tion; Bill Cobb, for the best special
collection; and Angeline Casey for
the best book list.
The purpose of the contest Avas to
encourage and stimulate students’
interest in building up personal li
braries during their high school
Prizes were given by Mavy
P. Douglas of the State Department
of Education and Mr. Burt Johnson.
Jane Smith received a set of Avhite
porcelain bookends and Angeline
Casey and Bill Cobb received books,
Eastward Sweeps the Current and
How They Started, respectively.
Honorable mentions Avent to Lil
lian Jenkins, James Crone, and Bet
ty Michaux. There Avere eighteen
entries in the entire contest. Lillian
Jenkins, Angeline Casey, James
Bass, Jane Smith, Chase Johnson,
Bill Cobb, Kala Rosenthal, Marjori(‘
Stenhouse, and Victor Hess had en
tries in the General Exhibits. James
Bass and Bill Cobb had entries in
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DOWN the halls
EXAMS : Examinations Avill be
given at the discretion of the teach
ers any time during the last three
weeks of school. Teachers have been
asked to cooperate with each other,
so that students will not be faced
with tAvo examinations on the same
day. Regular classes Avill continue
until 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, June 8.
RECOGNIZED: George Ham’.
editorial concerning the recent anti-
lynching bill that was before Con
gress received honorable mention in
the Quill and Scroll contest. George
Avas the only ITorth Carolinian re
ceiving any place in the editorial
PREPARING EARLY: At a
recent Freshman Class meeting, Lil
lian Jenkins AA^as elected class his
torian. This is the first time a fresh
man class has elected a historian.
REQUESTS: The Editor of
Progressive Education magazine,
Avho recently inspected the school,
has requested that Principal John
son send him some pictures of dif
ferent classes at work.
Hi News Gets Excellent
Ort MSPA Scoring Sheet
For the fourth consecutive year
the Hi Neavs has received an “Ex
cellent” rating from the National
Scholastic Press Association, receiA'’-
ing 730 points out of a possible 1,000
and being 45 points short of the 775
required for “All American” rating.
The Hi News Avas entered in the
Class A group, comprised of month
ly neAvspapers of high schools from
500 to 899 enrollment, and of the 31
papers graded in that group only
one received “All American.” Five
papers Avere awarded excellent rat
ings, and the Hi Neavs Avas one of
the five in that group.
The “Distinguished” grade given
the Hi News by Emory University
of Atlanta, Georgia, corresponds
Avith the “Excellent” rating, and the
points aAvarded the paper by botli
sets of judges Avere nearly the same.
Emory UniA’^ersity gaA^c 710 points
out of a possible 1,000 points.
Both score sheets shoAved that the
Hi Neavs Avas Aveakest on ncAvs Avrit-
ing and editing and secondary decks
of headlines. Another criticism Avas
that too much editorial comnu'nt is
injected in the neAVs columns.
The NSPA judges had high praise
for the November fifth issue in Avhich
the eight cuts of classroom activities
in Goldsboro Public Schools Avere
Grammar Schoors At
1:30 in Auditorium; High
School's at 8 P.M.
To promote interest in music, this
afternoon at 1 :30 p.m. and tonight
at 8:00 p.m., the Annual Spring
Festival-Concert Avill be presented
by the music departments of the
Goldsboro Public Schools in the high
school auditorium under the direc
tion of Mr, L. T. NeAv, Jr., and Miss
Virginia Baines of the William
Street School faculty.
It is estimated that approximate
ly 1,200 grammar grade students will
take part in the afternoon perform
ance, and approximately 150 high
school students will participate to
Tonight’s performance will in
clude the newly organized Girls’
Sextet, composed of Aliene Herring,
Elizabeth Royall, Mildred Bass,
Editli Hutrman, Carrie Helen Best
and Louise Kannan.
The feature of the night’s per
formance Avill be an opera by the
entire Glee Club. The composer,
Frank J. Smith, wanted something
burlesque, but in his method of treat
ment he has really followed reverent
ly all the traditions of grand opera.
The folloAving program has been
arranged for tonight:
I. Fourth period band
ni. Tliird period Glee Club
Dance My Comrades
IV. Brass Section of Activity Band
Old Foil's at Home
V. State contest soloists
VI. Clarinet Section of Activity
Sweet a7id Loxo
Believe^ Me^ If All Those En-
dealing Young Charms
VII. Glee Club
Vrir. Saxo[>hone trio of the Activ
Then Von Will Remember
Auld Jjang Syne
IX. Boys’ Quartet
Let Me Gall You Sweetheart
X. Girls’ Glee Club
A Snow Legend
XI. Vocal and Instrumental En
XII. Combined high school bands
Seniors Score High On State Examination
GUEST SPEAKER: Bill Cobb,
State historian of the Children of
the Confederacy, made a talk on
“The Four Flags of the Confeder
acy,” at a recent Memorial program
sponsored by the UDC in GreenAnlle,
Led by George Ham and Edward
Luke, Avlio tied for first place Avith
a scon* of 108, the Seniors Avere Avell
aboA'e the State aAwage in the scor
ing on the recent State examination
conducted in the Senior Class. Tlu'
examination Avas sponsored by the
North Carolina College Conference.
The Goldsboro average for the ex
amination Avas 49, placing 90 stu
dents over the State average of 44.
The State average for students
above the 94 mark, the upper
bracket, Avas 2.30 per cent. Per
centage of S(‘niors placing above this
mark Avas 5.67 per cent. The State
average for the loAver bracket, scor
ing 0-11, was 1.44 per cent. Not a
single senior placed in the loAver
Fifty-eight points was sot by the
University committee as the mark
to divide the students who probably
would be able to pass college Avork
from those who ])robably Avould not.
GHS placed 53 students on or above