VOTE TODAY Idsbor© Hi N@w: ATTEND CONCERT 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 graduation night. 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 speaking part. 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 reality. 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 ment night. 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 above 90. W, A. Royall will again offer a ten-dollar prize to the senior writing (Please turn to page four) 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 iN’EWS. 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 cipal address. 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 nal. 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, April 29. 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 progress today. On the ballot today for presides' are Olivia Ferfrusou and Sidney Gor don ; for recording secretary, Francf O’steen, Marjorie Stenhouse an Hilda Longest. 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. Financial Reports 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 Swift, ’42. The nominating committee was composed of Mrs. Henry Belk, Mrs. J. N. Longest and Mrs. Cedric Edter- ton. 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 years. 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. Contest Entries 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 (Please turn to page six) DOWN the halls Glances and Comments 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 division. 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 carried. 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 night. 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 Militnrv Escort A mhilion II. Sextette Estrellita Two GlocTcs ni. Tliird period Glee Club Dedication Dance My Comrades IV. Brass Section of Activity Band Old Foil's at Home Marseillaise V. State contest soloists Tenor—Ike Manly Soprano—(Genevieve IFodgin Piano—Virginia Modlin Bass—Thomas Snypes Alto—Jane Smith VI. Clarinet Section of Activity Band Sweet a7id Loxo Believe^ Me^ If All Those En- dealing Young Charms VII. Glee Club Vrir. Saxo[>hone trio of the Activ ity Band Then Von Will Remember Auld Jjang Syne IX. Boys’ Quartet Let Me Gall You Sweetheart Anchors Aweigh X. Girls’ Glee Club Nightfall A Snow Legend XI. Vocal and Instrumental En semble Sylvia XII. Combined high school bands Saslcatchewan 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, N. C. 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 bracket. 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 this mark.