"Mercy, It's a Storm!
'iQoldsboro Hi News
THE NEWSPAPER OF THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Vol. XII No. 6
GOLDSBORO, N. C., APRIL 21, 1939
50 Cents o Year
It Never Rains To Be Presented Tonight at 8;
Brings To Climax Novel Junior Week Activities
I Eighteen Juniors Portray Roles in
I Hilarious Three-oqt Comedy
' With California Setting
Juniors, Here They Are
Above are the 12 leading characters in ‘‘It ^^ever Rains.” Under the
umbrella are Helen Cox and Ike Manly, who are taking the leads and
above It, reading from left to right on the bottom row, the raindrops are:
Alin Daniels, Mildred Lee and Sara Jeffreys; second row; Carrie Helen
Best, Helen Kannon and Bill Cobb; third row: Sarah Dees Noah Bass
Ruth Casson and Sonny Boney. ’ ’
Plans Are Being Made
In order to get under way with the
plans for the Junior-Senior the fol
lowing committees have been ap
pointed : the refreshment committee
with Ray Rouse chairman is Edna
Fulghum, Carolyn Evans, Teenie
Mansour, Tootsie Johnson and. Miss
The decorating committee has
Miss Ipock as adviser, Harold Mon
tague, chairman, Deane Powell, Joe
Hack, Eliza Cox, Eleanor Smith and
The entertainment committee has
Marjorie James, chairman, Christine
Davis, Ed Smith, Lamuel Summer
lin and Alma Prince, with Miss
Langston and Miss Sanborn as ad
Kala Rosenthal has been named
chairman of the invitation and re
ceiving line committee with Mrs..
Bradford as adviser. Her assistants
have not been announced as yet.
The orchestra committee is com
posed of Sarah Dees, Jimmy Whit
aker and Ann Daniels with Sonny
Boney, chairman and Mr. Davis, ad
The steering committee is com
posed of the chairmen of all the com
How Do You Like It?
Say, students, what do you
think of our new make-up? The
staff vote on the change to this
unusual style was 12-8. So how
about dropping in on us some
time and giving us your
Juniors and Sophomores
Take Honor Roll Honors
Engineers' Fair Attended
By GHS Representatives
Addison Hawley and Elvin Shol-
ar, seniors, officially represented Mr.
Helm’s chemistry class and Mr. Ask-
in’s Building and Trades class re
spectively at the annual Engineer’s
Council of State College.
This fair attracted visitors from
high schools all over the state, as
many achievements of engineering
were on display.
Others who went were: Billy Hood,
Legh Scott, Hartwell Graham,
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Twenty-four students made the
‘‘A” honor roll and thirty-nine the
‘‘B” honor roll for the third quarter
of the year’s work. This is far less
than the number making honors on
the first and second quarters of this
The Juniors led with eight mak
ing the ‘‘A” honor roll and the Soph
omores followed with six. The
Freshmen had five and the Seniors
‘‘A” Honor Roll: Post Graduates:
Mabel Humphrey; Seniors: Legh
Scott, Elvin Sholar; Juniors: Helen
King, Doris Davis, Edward Bailey,
Mary Louise Parks, Chase Johnson,
Bill Cobb, Toni Lupton, Harold
Montague, Sonny Boney, Catherine
Beattie. Sophomores: Edwin Lee,
Kirby Hart, Marie Belk, Hortense
Liles, Lillian Jenkins, Hilda Long
est. Freshmen : Mary Beattie, ITancy
Paige Swift, Ruth Weil, Dorothy
Grice, Rachel Ham.
“B” Honor Roll: Seniors: Amy
Herring, Dorothy Creech, Margaret
Bryan, Evelyn Colie, Lillie Burns,
Addison Hawley, Marjorie Sten-
house, Genevieve Hodgin, Christine
Padgette, N"annie Mae Howell,
Charlotte Thompson, Ella Mae Pelt.
Juniors: James Watson, Ruby Lee
Spencer, Ray Rouse, Grace Alex
ander, Martha Best. Sophomores:
Doris Harris, Hazel Whitley, De-
lores West, Ernest Crone, George
Stenhouse, Mary Hicks, Lessie Mal
lard, Sally Sanborn, Walter Hicks,
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Dorothy Donovan Helen Cox
Jimmy Rogers Ike Manly
Mable Rogers Ruth Casson
Henry Rogers Sonny Boney
Clara Donovan ....Carrie H. Best
Walter Donovan ISToah Bass
i^orleen Sears Sarah Dees
Savannah Helen Kannop
Dane Lawson Bill Cobb
Grale Sara Jeffreys
Margaret Mildred Lee
^ary Ann Daniels
Cheering Squad—Rena Graham, Sa
rah Glisson, Toni Lupton, Shir
ley Pearsall, Jimmy Wooters, Har
Carrying out an annual Junior
Class tradition, ^‘It JSTever Rains,”
selected as this year’s Junior Play,
will be presented in the G.H.S. au
ditorium tonight ;.t 8 o’clock.
A three-act play by Aurania Rou-
verol, ‘‘It Never Rains” was first
produced in the Republic Theatre,
New York, :N'ovember 19, 1929, un
der the title of '‘Have a Heart.”
Since there it has played in many
of the larger northern cities.
The setting of the play occurs in
a small college town of southern
California. As ‘‘It Never Rains”
progresses, you will catch snatches
of small colles;e.''?;;^r pnd hear of the
clear California "iV" '
Billy Kelly respec-
h held the lead for
Fifteen juniors have been
selected on the basis of schol
arship to serve as marshals dur
ing Commencement and at all
public exercises during the next
Harold Montague and An
toinette Lupton will be chief
marshals, since they tied for the
highest average during the past
three and a half years. Others
serving are Shirley Pearsall,
Grace Alexander, Martha Best,
Kala Rosenthal, Ike Manly,
Chase Johnson, Herman Per
kins, Sion Boney, Catherine
Beattie, Filie Person, Virginia
Lee, Bill Cobb, Ruby Lee Spen
Students To Elect
SA Officers May 4
Umbrellas, Hats, Sashes and Other
Gala Costumes Have Advertised
Juniors and Play During Week
The affair of
Dorothy Donovan is hindered by the
troubles of their parents and Jim
my’s pursuer, IsTorleen Sears. When
Jimmy_ and Dorothy decide to do
something about their affair more
trouble comes up.
Miss Mary Bell, director, directed
the Junior Play last year. Toni Lup
ton, who has a part in the play, is
acting as assistant director.
Dorothy Thompson's Talk
Enthralls GHS Students
May 4 Avill be election day in
The jSTominating committee has
submitted the following slate of offi
cers : Ike Manly, president; Sonny
Boney, Vice President; Elisabeth
Mayo, Recording Secretary; Ruth
Minton, Corresponding Secretary;
and Bill Cobb, Treasurer.
May 1, 2 and 3 will be registration
days according to the Board of Elec-
+ir'nc! pnTYiTnif+op CflTnnin’cni cirippplioc!
pointers of the game.'
Pour r^y anotlter, the coaches
aris^ bTtween'’'jimmy''’‘f“ is to have'.rys into tlie
Signed by thirty students. A Student
can sign one petition for each office.
The announcement of next year’s
officers will be revealed at the Junior-
Senior Banquet, May 5.
Members of the nominating com
mittee are Margie Wooten, chair
man; Hugh Dortch, Lillie Burns,
John Roberts and Elaine Brown
with Mr. Freeman as the adviser.
The Board of Elections is made up
of the following members: Horace
Potter, chairman; Durwood Bizzell
and Margaret Bryan with Miss Tay-
or as the adviser.
Using as her subject, “A Modern
Conservative View of a Modern Rev
olutionary World,” Dorothy Thomp
son, 1939 Weil lecturer, spoke to a
capacity audience in Chapel Hill,
Miss Thompson, journalist and
European traveler, is an authority
on Foreign Relations and is said to
have the best ‘‘inside” information
sources of any of the news commen
On many subjects Miss Thompson
has very decided opinions. She feels
that there is far too much national
ism in the world. When asked what
we could do to improve our foreign
situation, she replied that at present
we could do nothing; in fact she ad
vised United States citizens not to
shout names across the sea. Miss
Thompson believes that the German-
American Bund could be abolished
by more extensive libel laws.
The audience was as entranced by
Miss Thompson’s regal appearance
as by her illuminating talk. Her up-
swept gray hair emphasizes the
striking perfection of her skin and
features.To me, she is the most beau
tiful woman in public life. Dorothy
Thompson is tall and statuesque. She
has a certain graceful carriage and
graciousness of manner that one sel
As a speaker she is marvelous. Her
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Students and Teachers
Make Beneficial Trips
Everybody is going ’a visiting.
Monday, April 3, Mr. Armstrong
took a trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama,
and from there to Holtville, Ala
Tuscaloosa and Holtville are tAvo
of the 33 schools participating in the
study of Southern Education being
sponsored by the Southern Associa
tion of Secondary Schools and Col
leges. Mr. Armstrong, who attended
the IsTashville Workshop last summer,
was sent as an adviser to these two
schools by Dr. Jenkins, who is in
charge of this study.
The Press institute, sponsored by
the Daily Tar Heel for the past three
years, met again in Chapel Hill
April 14-15 with David Stick, a Tar
Heel editor, in charge.
Representatives this year were:
Carolyn Langston, editor of the Hi
I^Ews; Addison Hawley, managing
editor of the Hi I^ews ; and George
Stenhouse, editor of Latest-Low-
down. Miss Eloise Best, sponsor of
the Press Club, accompanied the
group to Chapel Hill.
March 30-April 2 members of Miss
Langston’s double period English
and History class, took a trip to
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Get out of our way. Seniors ! Move
over. Sophs! Freshmen can stand
still ’cause they are so little—we’ll
just run over them.
Junior week—Yes. We’re Juniors,
an’ powerfully proud of it, too, we
Wheel Run for your life—Mad
Dog! Mad Dog! Cheese!
Wait? Whew! That’s just Mrs.
Bradford’s room with huge bows
tied under their necks like dogs.
Maroon umbrellas on them, too, with
‘‘It ISTever Rains” written on them.
Gorsh—if “It Never Rains,” why
the umbrellas ?
Look—Has Hollywood come to
Goldsboro ? A new style ? White bol
eros ? Oh! I see Miss Hamer’s room
is a strutting—boleros with letters
on the back. What does it say ? Ah—
Juniors! “It Never Rains.” Oh,
Well, I suppose they should know.
What? Rain around the necks of
all of Miss Sanborn’s class—No, “It
Never Rains” around their necks.
C? That’s a white kerchief with
maroon letters on it.
Marshals walking down the hall!
What are we having? School’s not
out but—-It’s just as important. Mr.
By w*"' v.jiiite
the , '
\T. that umbrella down in this
school building. Don’t you know it’s
bad luck? The building might even
fall! Everybody in Miss Ipock’s
room is carrying umbrollas and it
ain’t raining. Oh, well, Chamberlain
hasn’t one thing on them. Don’t 1
sound dumb, but I knew all the time
they were advertising “It Never
Mexicans! Maybe they’ll do a
tango. Aw, Miss Langston’s room
can’t fool anybody. They ain’t Mex
icans, ’cause it says on their sashes,
“It Never Rains.”
Somebody’s trying to get free
lunch But that’s old—in the fun
nies men walk around with cards
around their necks to get free meals.
Betcha they get fooled; Miss Yel-
verton doesn’t serve free lunches.
Ha-Ha-Ha What say? ’Tain’t fun
ny. Gee, they don’t want free lunch
—They want you to come to the Jun
ior play tonight at 8 :00. But Gosh—
Don’t we all ?
P. S. This story is for advertising
P. S., Jr. I was just fooling.
C. E., ’40.
Seven Seniors Score Over
100 On State Exam
Jimrnie Hampton scored ll2
points in the North Carolina State
High School Examination given to
the seniors March 14.
Other seniors scoring above 100
are: Margaret Bryan with 111
points, Dorothy Creech, 107; Hugh
Dortch, 106; Olivia Ferguson, 106;
Legh Scott, 105; and Frances Yel-
Students who came under group
one or two should have a reasonably
good chance of doing satisfactory
college work, in the opinion of the
State Committee. Sixty-two GHS
seniors scored in groups one and two,
scores ranging from 111 to 66.