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GOLDSBORO, N. C., JUNE 9, 1938
Reminiscences Mark
Class Day Program
Enacted By Seniors
Whitaker, Crone and Ham Compose
Committee To Write, Cast
And Direct Program
The Thoughts of. a Graduate
With originality inarking* the
program the seniors presented their
(‘lass day exercises yesterday.
The history written by George
Ilam was given in a playlet form,
the scene taking place in 1990 in
the home of Grandpa, who was a
graduate of the ’38 class. His
grandson was graduating that night,
and he was alone when old class
mates Avalked in. The history was
worked in a conversation of old
Seniors Compose Cast
Senioi's taking parts were Grand
pa, Jack Wharton; his son. Hardy
Lee Thompson; son’s wife, Helen
Moye; grandson, Eoss Ward; his
kid sister, Doris Startt; visitor,
George Ham; and the visitor’s wife,
Nancy Pipkin.
'J'he class prophecy was presented
in the form of a radio broadcast of
a ’38 class reunion with Kidley
Whitaker, class prophet, acting as
the announcer.
The following took part: Frances
Coward, James Kannan, Jack Whar
ton, Thomas Snypes and Rudolph
Johnson and Armstrong Portrayed
Impersonalities of Mr. Johnson
’ Mr. Armstrong featured p-^o-
of Will •
ment, written by James Croi> ■; you
James Heywaird asa
Thompson portrayed the_ roles.
The scene took place in the year
1970. Finding an old paper that
turned out to be the Last Will and
Testament of Shipment 38, they re-
(Please turn to page eight)
Last night I wallied out here in the light of the moon. The huildlng
suddenly loomed large out of the moonhght. (rllS—/?/.s7 an ovdinari/
building, yet it doesn’t seem so, for it’s a part of me. Tlte irindows, empty
and blank in the silence of the muffled dark, all at once reflected images
of the hours spent in the heart of the school. Happy honrs'f and still
the ones of hardest work, deepest worries, and healed arguments are just
as cleojT as those of pleasure and laughter, 'rite thoughts of crammin(j,
lough assignments, and the din of protesting voices are living as the dark
hut definite colors in the background of memories. Dark and often dis
cordant colors yet they offer the contrast for the bright and careless ones
in the foreground. Socials, sports, gaiety, and joy scatter brilliant splashes
in an abandoned way throughout the hazy dream, radiating sparkling bits
of merriment. And then the gleaming colors blend into the calmer,
modest shades of well-done work, hard-earned praise, and rjAvards given
into thankful hands. Near the front of all thoughts shines the cool grey
of seniors marching as the strains of “Largo” reach my listening ear. All
dreams arid memories are held together by strong bond's of friendship, each
one offering its small part to keep the tfioughts of future true, and as the
music fades, each color mixes with^ the others until hardly discernible.
lljach dab of color holds so 'much the key to a wealth of memories
Bobuie Axne Sanuokn.
Democracy To Be Graduation Theme
As 145 Sen iors Receive Diplomas
Tonight At 8 O’clock in Auditorium
FourTeachers Mamed
Six Stof f Members
Chosen For Society
Four seniors and two juniojs
have been recommended for (},uill
and Scroll, International Honorary
Society for High School .lournal-
ists, because of their superior work
on the Hr News.
'riiose recommended are Jlelen
Moye, editor-in-chief; Harry Hol
lingsworth, managing editor ; Ross
Ward, sports editor; Edward Luke,
business manager; and the juniois,
Grace Hollingsworth and Lvelyn
Dillon, co-advertising managers.
“Harry and Helen were recom
mended because of their willingness
to work hard and as long as neces
sary to meet the deadline. Under
their leadership the standard of the
Hi News has been maintained, the
NSPA again giving a rating of ex
cellent,” said Miss Ida Gordner,
staff adviser. .
‘‘Ross was selected because of Ins
excellent work in the sports depart
ment. The accuracy, quality of
writing and makeup of the sport
pages were of such calibre that the
NSPA rated' it higher than any
other page iii the paper.
“Edward was nominated because
of his excellent work as business
manager. He was advertising
manager last year.
“The juniors, Evelyn and Grace,
were named because of their supei-
ior work as ad solicitors last year
and as co-advertising managers this
year. It was largely due to their
work that the Seniors were able to
have a ten-page paper,” said Miss
Mr. Burt Johnson has selected
Misses Ida Gordner, Miriam Koch,
Lena Taylor and Mi-s. W. J. White
to attend the “Work Shop,” which
will be sponsored by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Second
ary Schools, at Vanderbilt Uni
versity in Nashville, Tennessee,
from July ]8 to August 26.
The object of the teachers attend
ing the “Work Shop” is to gain
knowledge so that aid may be given
in carrying out projects that liave
been started, correct def'-^ts, make
r proj^vv-. ^
The teachers will represent the
de])artments as follows: Miss
Gordner, English; Miss Koch,
Home Economics and Vocation;
Miss Taylor, Science; and Mrs.
White, Guidance and Social
Science. Four teachers are to be
sent every summer for the next
eight years.
Thirty-three -schools will be rep
resented at this “Work Shop,” three
from 11 southern states. The three
from North Carolina are Golds
boro,^ Greenville and Asheville,
which were chosen because of the
])rogram that is being carried on in
’’I'he teachers will work under the
guidance of skilled specialists in
their ])articular fields.
Minister Discusses
Progress In Sermon
“Can the history of mankind show
a definite trend of j)rogress ?” was
the (piestion discussed by the Rev
erend Mr. J. Q. Beckwith^ rector of
the Episcopal Church in Wilson, in
the baccalaureate sermon Sunday
night, June 5.
Reverend Beckwith pointed out
that there are many different terms
and definitions of progress that
technology, educationally, scientific
ally, cultural and morally we have
' but
Reveieiiv. 1
Gordon Sets Aims
For SA Next Year
Setting many objectives for the
SA next year, Sidney Gordon, newly
elected head of the Association, de
livered his inaugural address to the
students Friday morning. Otlier
officers Avho took the oath of office
administered by Mrs. White in the
absence of Mr. Burt Johnson were
Legh Scott, vice president; Virginia'
Lee, corresponding secretary; Fran
ces O’Steen, recording secretary; and
Gabe Holmes, treasurer.
Gist of Address
Improvement of the homeroom
organizations, beautification of the
campus, joining the Southern Asso
ciation of Student Government and
general improvement of the Associa
tion as a whole constituted the ob
jectives for the year 1938-39 as set
up by Sidney.
The other officers made short ad
dresses after they Avere introduced
by the retiring officers, James Hey-
Avard, president; James Crone, vice
president; Kala Rosenthal, recording
secretary; Scottie Dameron, corres
ponding secretary; and Harry Hol
lingsworth, treasurer.
James Heyward, before the new
officers took the oath of office, out-
i ile
Bobbie Anne Sanborn'Takes Lead
In Commencement Program
Different From Ones of Past
Tonight 345 Seniors Avill receive
d’plomas at 8 o’clock in the audi
torium at a graduation ])rogram
entirely different from any in the
With “Democracy” as their theme,
the Seniors will present a ])ageant
symbolizing ideals and reality in
demwracy of today with youth as
the ho])e for future suc(*ess.
Bobbie Anne Sanborn is taking
the part of Democracy, who will
speak throughout the ])rogram.
Four Scenes
The following four scenes will bo
presented in tableau form ;
(1) The Home—writt(‘ii by Ange-
line (^is(‘y. (The home is the unit
where youth receives his earli{‘st
training for Democracy.)
(2) Creative' Arts—writt(‘U by
Bobbi(‘ Anne Sanborn. (I)(>mocracy
gives youth the frc'edom iK'Ctvssary
to (‘xpr^ss his thoughts and ideas.)
(3) AVar—written by Bettie (Jray
Best. (Youth attacks w>n’ b(u*-\v,so
of its denu',-’' -'''^* nie crowuv J)^.
progress we must iuvj .
lined the accomplishme’als (>i
ifij/.) Ihauk you
^i?WV*i?Ariili^'Vlass for
-Q. ^^s. I remember Jabie
Miss Beasley Resigns
T0 Work in Alabama
that our efforts must \
with His.
^ '
Referring to the ”, '\^1 Hollis, taking the
declared that if ; YC'W^\-tliere were Scottie
in the qualities Schweikert,
, c. ^iHiuces
and fidelity, we AVtS?*
Put God
in the qualities ..v'J \ ^
sX ^ 4.*^iuces Coward,
^ Jwnes Crone,
^irrere, Helen
Directing his Avords to . X^.'^n.
nates Reverend BeckAvitli sa'^was chief
“Whatever calling may be or avIi . wasn t
eA’^er your i)rofession, put this th
first—be a Godly person.” , marshals :
FolloAving the processional .^t Peacock,
congregation sang ‘MEoly, ,11 'imes Crone,
Holy,” and Reverend A. J. Si Anni
Q . 1 r
pronounced the invocation. LT;
^ nir T m AT Pipkui.
the direction of Mr. L. I. New,£ .
high school choir sang “Lift ^J.eptitn ' Th
Eyes,” and “Largo.” After th.'^ 'ei/ a u
gregation had sung “Come
iVlmighty King.” Rabbi Is
'*iings for well
Miss Antoinette Beasley has re
signed from her work in GHS to
acce})t a position in Montevallo,
Alabama. She will teach next year
at the Alabama State College for
Women, in the Demonstration De
partment, which is the high school
in Montevallo.
The high school in AAdu"’ A'ill
teach has been selef*' l':niie same
study that GHS ha ,the Southern
Association of Colleges and Second
ary Schools.
This is the third time Miss Beas
ley has resigned in her 12 years
of Avork here. When she first came,
she started the publication of the
Hi News and advised the staff for
tAvo years. Besides coaching the
triangular debaters a number of
years, she has been sponsor of the
senior class for 10 years. Last year
she Avas responsible for the organiza
tion of the SA, and she has acted
as adviser for the Council since its
pronounced the ^^>e
A mere
as put
ind cir-
j 'memories. James
^"^-^big-eaters, Avho saw
tu ii luuL all platters Avere empty
and the waitresses not wanting for
requests for seconds. In addition
to flu' + i
WINNER: Dick Holt was the
lucky senior Avho received the Griien
Avatch offered by the Roger’s JeAvelry
store. The eight-day clock stopped
on his name. Edith Best Avon the
Avatch last year. ,
group of 32 fifth graders, under
the direction of Miss Virginia
Baines, presented a variety of songs
during the assembly period, June 9.
The Paramount Theater Avas host to
the seniors Friday night, June 3,
at the shoAving of “Bringing Uj)
Baby,” with Cary Grant and Kather
ine Hepburn. s
I - • int I need to
get that hat at Emerson’s.
John: You certainly surprised
me. Your memory’s not so bad
after all. (Pause.) Or Sarah’s either.
(Laughs.) (Pause.) That senior
year tAvo of our members were voted
the most rei)resentative students at
GHS: Helen Moye and .Tames Hey
ward. Both deserved it. 'I'hey had
been very actiA’e in school work.
Jack: Speaking of active stu
dents, W(i had several class members
selected to the NIiS on a basis of
scholarship, service, character, and
leadership. They were Jean Edger-
ton, .James HeyAvard, .James Crone,
.Jack Wharton, lioss Ward, .Jane
Smith, William Thompson, (ieorge
Ham, I^obbie Anne Sanborn, Helen
Sakah : Don’t let’s forget the
Ilobo Convention which we spon
sored. Everyon(! had an excellent
time seeing its fan dancers and grave
diggers. And, to toj) things off, Ave
KonixslHUSY': 'A . "‘""I
nearing its final day, stuV'V ^
certainly busy, especial^'*’ BaiKpiet. All
seniors, in getting snapsho^d in their eve-
lutographs of their classn'iNoys in their
Photographic-minded students ‘
Miss Gordner’a homeroom AAWt.
finishing up their ])roject of having ^
a picture history of 1937-’38. corswith
ing, but
DANCE: Seniors’ faces lighted
up Avhen Mr. Burt .lohnson
nounced the dance for them after
commencement to be given by the'^
School Board. lIoAvever, the great-? Nancy
est smiles came when he said that Harry
if a senior had a date Avith anyone editor;
other than a senior, they Avould^’ feature
admitted to tlie daiicc.
^himni editor;
ad 'J'illy Horton,
our classrooms. Wliy,
built, Ave had classes in the audi
torium, the lunch room,
room, and even the baseit.
♦Ta(’k: And THli]N we graduated!
We waved good-bye to the friends
Ave’d made these four years, and left;
some to go to (iollege and some to
Sarah: Oh, dear, (looking at the
clock). ll(‘re it is alnu)st 9:30, way
past Jack’s bed time. We must be
.Ja(^k (leaving) : And to think wo
used to go to parties and come in
at the we(i hours of the morning.
Sakah: Well, good-bye, .John.
W(‘’ve enjoyed it.
John: (Joodbye. Come again.
(Pause.) Yes, sir, those Aver(> the
good old days. I’ll never forget that
night of graduation, lioy, we set
a i>rece(lent and gave a play on
Democracy. L('t’s se(> noAv. Who
received thos(! prizes that ''ri'
given? 'riien^ was a Weil prize, the
lioyall essay prize, the American
History prize. Who got those prizes '^
(Joodness sakes, the Hi News doesn’t
carry it. My nu>mory must be going
bad. I’ll think about it for a couple
of days. Maybe it’ll come l>ack.
(PJntrr jMolher, Father, Son.)
Mother: How lid you get along
while we Avere gone ?
.John: Oh, some of my f^cliool
chums dropped in and we had a
little chat.
AIothkh: W(‘11, .lames 'vas
graduat('d. And now he insists on
going to the C\)mmencenH'nt danc«'.
We never thought of such a thing
in my day.
(^ranih'a: Yeah.
Mothkr: What Avas that ?
(Jrandi’a: Oh, nothing! .Just my
cough coming on again.
Fathkr:’s go to bed, Father;
you need all tlu* n^st possibh' in your
(>RANni*A; Very Avell.
L(‘aA’(! as curtain closes.

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