GOLDSBORO HI NEWS
May 20, 1938
Goldsboro Hi H@ws
Publislied eight times a year by the Journalism
Students, Goldsboro, 2n. C.. High School
Editor-in-Ohief Helen Moye, '38
Assistant Editors Nancy Pipkin, ’38; Mayra Best, '39
Managing Editor Harry Hollingsworth, '38
Assistant Managing Editor Addison Hawley, ’39
Make-up Editors....Hemdy Middleton, ’39 ; Hartwell Graham, ’39 ;
Legh Scott, ’39; Billy McClure, ’39 and Gabe Holmes, ’39
Sports Editor Ross Ward, ’38
Assistant Sports Editors Charles Liles, ’39; Jack Smith, ’39
Alvmni Editor Mary Louise Schweikert, '38
Exchange Editor Evelyn Colie, ’39
Staff Artists Angeline Casey, ’38; Tilley Horton, ’38
Staff Typist Marjorie Westray, ’38
Adviser : Ida Gordner
Business Manager Edward Luke, ’38
Advertising Mgrs Evelyn Dillon, ’39; Grace Hollingsworth, ’39
Circulation Manager Carolyn Langston, *39
Adviser Burt 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
The following are excerpts from a widely Published
prayer written by Martin Marden, a 16-year old German
Jewish hoy, whose family found a haven in America three
I am thankful that I have been given an opportunity
to be educated in the United States of America.
I am thankful that I live in a land where everyone
may salute the same flag.
I am thankful that I live in a country governed by
democracy rather than by force.
I am thankful that I am happy and free.
We Have a Weak Link;
It's Up to the Homerooms
Since March 1937, definite progress has been
made toward achieving the goals set up by William
Dees, the first president of our Student Association.
First, a handbook is being published and will
"soon be ready for distribution.
Second, the social committee has conducted three
socials, which the majority of the student body
Third, with adult supervision the inspection
committee has seen that the building and grounds
are kept neat.
Fourth, by petitioning for activities, more suc
cessful ones have functioned.
Fifth, to help oncoming Freshmen adjust them
selves, several students and teachers have talked
to them concerning the high school.
Sixth, our assembly programs have been both
enjoyable and beneficial.
But one point remains a failure. The majority
of homerooms have not been successful. One reason
for this is students have varied interests and the
meeting in the homeroom is the only time they are
brought together. These meetings are not often
enough to mold a common interest. Many students
seem to think the homeroom is ,a period to socialize
and they refuse to coopei^ate with the leaders. As
long as til is attitude prevails, we cannot succeed.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. The
strength of our student association de])ends on
that important link—homerooms. Through our
council reports we learn what the council is doing
and through our discussion, we are able to instruct
our representatives. If the reports are omitted, the
link is weakened.
To realize a successful association we must strive
to liave in the homeroom the feeling of unity that
])revails in the classrooms. This is a challenge to
the students to strive toward the goal of better
Our Appreciation, Mr. New!
When our present music instructor, Mr. New,
came out to our school at the first of this year, he
realized that the students did not understand and
appreciate music. So he set a goal to bring a better
conception of music to GHS. He showed the stu
dents what really went into making their instru
ments and what could be done with them. His
knowledge of music has inspired his students to
To show that progress has been made toward
reaching the goal of helping us to appreciate music,
the Glee Club, the band and those who went to
’ Greensboro will give a festival-concert tonight
in the auditorium. All the parents are cordially
invited to come and hear the varied program which
has been planned. W"e believe thej' will go away
feeling, as we do, that Mr. New’s efforts have
really brought results.
I AM THANKFUL THAT—
I am an anonymous observer of foreign wars
rather than a grim participant.
I may speak my thoughts when and where I
please with impunity.
When I am 21, I may grasp a ballot and have
a word in the future of my country.
My recreation consists of wholesome games of
sport untainted with the ways of war. I grew
up with a bicycle, not a musket.
My country gives science and human progress
a full leash irrespective of creeds or beliefs.
Liberty is the corner stone of our civilization.
I am more than an agent of reproduction for
Propaganda is at a minimum in comparison
with the yellow sheets of Japan and Germany.
The progress of my nation is guaranteed by the
stressing of the individual rather than the multi
I am more than a weapon of war—more than
a lifeless robot governed by the whims of a dic
George Ham, ’38.
Miss Beasley, teacher.
Editor’s note: This prayer was written after a
classroom discussion on a German boy’s prayer
I sit and gaze into the sky;
And see the graceful clouds on high,
Against the mass of lovely blue,
That makes the clouds stand out so true.
Then I glance down upon the ground.
And see the lovely trees around.
Poplar and oak and stately pine
Show us how God has been so kind.
And then each bird sends forth a note,
While nature dons her spring-time coat.
I see what God for me has done.
What God has done for everyone.
Ernest Crone, ’41.
Mrs. Middleton, teacher.
YE OLDE CURIOSITY SHOPPE
Tucked away in a corner of Old Londontown,
Is a place when on passing I stop.
For its treasures are many, I love the old place.
Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe.
The proprietor is a chubby and stocky old man,
With merry, bright, blue eyes that twinkle.
It is he you spy first when you open the door,
The door with the small bell that tinkles.
As j^ou step inside the musty “Olde Shoppe,”
You love everything you pass.
The quaint, old antiques that catch your eye,
The bowls of bronz, copper, and glass.
There are lovely old fans, made of linen and lace.
With sticks of carved ivory and wood.
They were painted by hand, they’re as nice as
can be, .
I would buy them all if I could.
As we glance around “Olde Curiosity Shoppe,”
’Tis sadness we feel when we part.
For we’ve learned to grow fond of the curious
And take them straight to our heart.
So we’ll come again soon, to see the old things,
When we pass the dear place we will stop,
Once again to examine and see all the things
“Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe.”
Jackie S. Campen, ’40.
Miss Downing, teacher.
A huge dark storm cloud in the sky;
A roar of thunder as Thor’s chariot passes by;
A flash of lightning brightens the earth,
As in its fury the storm doth burst.
Down a shower of rain does pour,
And in an hour the storm is o’er.
Then the rainbow appears in the sky;
For the dark storm cloud has passed on by;
The rainbow is a very beautiful thing,
Its colors are red, blue, violet and green.
This rainbow lit with many a hue,
Is given as a sign of God’s promise to you.
Hope Pate, ’41.
Mrs. Middleton, teacher.
Foremost in our thoughts, when
Grace, Helen and I planned our
trip to Chapel Hill for the Press
Conference, was the idea of stay
ing at a sorority house. We were
slightly stung when we were told
that we would have to stay at the
“Best House.” Perhaps this was
the “best house” in Chapel Hill.
We changed our minds, though,
when the guide in the taxi with us
pointed out a house that looked
like the lone surviver of a hurri
We examined the rooms to find
four beds, two chairs, no rugs or
screens, (and you know how girls
hate bugs), and two coat hangers
—nailed to the wall. We were
very much impressed to find run
ning water. Our guide told us not
to worry about the taxi stojjs—
that it was on the Institute. The
“heh hehs” were on us when the
driver collected from us the next
These Carolina boys certainly
aren’t bashful. They are these ^‘how-
do-you-d,o-how-g,bout-a-date - tomor
row-night” kind. At the dance, one
student broke on Helen with, “ I’m
a Yankee; who are you!” (I don’t
To end the week-end we had to
run to the highway loaded with
baggage and flag the bus.
—N. P., ’38.
Commencement approaches and
with it the many responsibilities
of graduation. In vew of the num
erous failures or near failures of
the projects initiated in the past
by the Seniors, I look forward
querulously to the success of this
commencement. The Hobo Conven
tion was certainly not a success due
largely to the lack of cooperation
in the Senior class. The attempt
at an auction was a decided failure.
We can not help but think of this
class a little over a year ago. They
came into this Senior class with
the highest expectations. But as
we all know, they have failed to live
up to these expectations.
Surely the Seniors are working
as hard as they were two years ago.
What, then, what can be the
trouble? Perhaps I will be opening
myself to a good deal of criticism,
if I proclaim the following, but
here goes. I believe the type of
education we advocate is to blame.
Under this education a student
may investigate subjects of per
sonal interest. Consequently, be
cause the subject is of personal
interest the student in many in
stances will do much more work
on it than under the older type of
learning. Whereas a student would
formerly use his surplus energy
in extra-curricular activities such
as class functions and projects, he
now diverts this into the carrying
out of classroom activities, with
the result that the Senior Class, or
any other such activity suffers.
We have a certain amount of
ability to offer. If the teacher re
quests it in the classroom, there
it goes, for our school work is of
much greater importance, in our
But now graduation beckons. I
ask the Seniors to leave GHS
pleasant memories of a successful
class. Let us pledge ourselves to
do all in our ability to make this
graduation a success. I realize it
will require almost a superhuman
effort to do this in the face of in
creased classroom work in which
we are more interested, but grad
uation—the hoped-for event of all
—demands our renewed efforts.
George Ham, ’38.
Editor’s note: This is Angeline
Casey’s prize-winning booklist
which she entered in the contest
sponsored by the GHS library.
1. The Bible: I pick this because
it has stood the ages; it is the
greatest collection of books in one
volume, containing practically
every type of literature.
2. Old Jules, Mari Sandoz: This
rare piece of biography is a thrill
ing story of one individual whose
living affected all who came into
contact with him.
3. The Romance of Leonardo
Da Vinci, Dmitri Merejkowski:
The description of this historical
novel is incomparable, especially
that of the witches’ ball.
4. Shakespeare’s Complete
Works: This would be a wonder
ful book to include because it con
tains tragedy, comedy and history.
5. Seven Pillars of Wisdom,
T. E. Lawrence: This autobi
ography of a man who benefited
England as well as Arabia, con
tains things that hold great
6. Napoleon, Emil Ludwig: A
great story of a great man whom I
admire for what he w'as, rather
than for what he did.
7. My Adventure in the Frozen
North, Peter Freuchen: Peter
Freuchen goes into Greenland and
comes out again, bringing a heart
rending, thrilling narrative of the
life he and his fellow men, the
8. The Fighting Angel, Pearl
Buck: This story of a missionary,
Miss Buck’s father, tells of his
experiences and character.
9. The Exile, Pearl Buck: to me,
this woman did as much in her
domestic way to help the natives
as did her husband in his pious,
10. Porgy, Dubose Heyward:
The book is a living portrait of an
average colored soul treated in a
brilliant manner against a colorful
11. The Cathedral, Hugh Wal
pole: An English book, this shows
the indivduality of five persons
who lived in a small cathedral
town. The description is good, at
times reaching poetic heights.
12. Jeremy, Hugh Walpole:
Walpole handles the character of
a small boy as well as of an
13. Living Authors, Tante: To
know the authors often helps to
understand their writings.
14. Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott:
Give me a fine adventure book and
I will be content for hours.
15. Notre Dame de Paris, Vic
tor Hugo: Again the plot and
character treatment is appealing
to me. The hunchback is an un
16. Idyll of the King, Alfred
Tennyson: King Arthur always
did appeal to me, and in poem
form the story is more attractive as
I am interested in poetry.
17. Songs From the Slums,
Toyohiko Kagawa: Having always
admired this man, I wish to read
the poems into which he had in
jected the very soul of the people
of whom he writes.
18. David Copperfield, Charles
Dickens: A plot of a fine young
man is worked in well with the
times and customs of that period
in English history.
19. A Tale of Tw,o Cities, Charles
Dickens: Dealing with the French
Revolution and revolving around
two countries, this book is packed
full of thrilling events.
20. You Can’t Take it With
You, George S. Kauffman; For a
hilarious, light, comical play to
finish off with, I suggest this one.