AURELIAN SPRINGS SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
Program For Year Is Planned
(By E. K. Veach)
The P .T. A. of Aurelian Springs
had their second regular monthly
meeting of the year last Wednesday,
October 8. This meeting was held to
map out the program of work for the
year. There were a numbefr of other
business matters to be taJgtj^care of
as it is the beginning of the school
Mr. William Thorne, the newly el
ected president, had charge of the
devotional services as well as the oth
er part of the program.
The minutes of the first meeting
were read and approved. The next
thing taken up was the appointing
of the various committees to act for
the remainder of th eyear. The mat
ter of dues was mentioned and urged
that each member arrange to pay
theirs at the earliest convenience.
Miss Odell Smith, one of the grade
teachers, mentioned the matter of
poor attendance in school for the first
month and gave a suggestion as to
how to remedy it. -The remedy was
to give a prize to the grade having
the highest per cent attendance dur
ing each month. This suggestion was
laUer passed by the association.
Mr. Matthews read and discussed a
letter from one of the teachers to the
parents on attendance. The core
thought in this letter was that when
a child is absent from school a day
it is just like leaving a brick out of
a wall. This causes a child to be de
ficient ifi his vocabulary and many
other phases of his work.
The only remedy then is for each
child to be present each day in or
der for the teacher to construct a
strong wall out of their school work.’
Mr. Thorne is planning to send
each parent in the communuity a let
ter inviting them to attend the P. T.
A. The letter from the teacher to the
parent will also be included in each
letter written by the president. These
letters are to be sent out to let the
parents know what the asscoiation is
trying to do for the school and com
The president says, “The teachers
and parents should have a better un
derstanding between themselves, so
they may join hands and carry on
the work as it should be done.”
A suggestion was .mafle. in the
meeting that the parents arrange for
each teacher to visit at least every
home that they have students repre
senting. We feel sure that this would
cause the teachers and parents t$ be
come better acquainted. The parents
would get a better idea of the type
of work being done in the school
Miss Gunn presented a chart to the
association o n Aurelian Springs
School and Community in regard to
attendance, which reads as follows:
(1) number df children in the com
munity that should be in school, 418;
(21 numbre on roll in school 388, and
(4) average daily attendance, 368.
There were a number of new mem
bers present, who were asked to
join. We are very glad to see new
members come and join at each meet
As the meeting was coming to a
close, Mr. Matthews suggested that
Miss Patterson, first grade teacher,
put on a demonstration in teaching
small chlidren, which was approved
by the association* Let’s have a big
crowd to see Miss Patterson put on
' Our Book Club
| On last Wednesday morning the
seventh grade organized a book club.
The purpose of this organization is
to study the life and works of some
of the outstanding writers and to
share pleasure reading experiences
with each other.
As this was the initial meeting of
the club, it was necessary to elect of
ficers. The following were elected:
Beulah Crawley, president, Laura
Alice Crawley, vice president, Edward
Shearin, secretary and Emily Shearin,
Woodrow Station and Herman Kelly
We are looking forward with great
interest to the next month’s meeting,
as Edgar Guest and his works were
chosen as th esubject for study—Com
mittee, Catherine Robertson, Wilson
Warren, Maude Elizabeth Wilson.
You can’t help admiring the charm of natural beauty, any more than
you can help enjoying the natural mildness of a Camel Cigarette.
Camel’s mildness starts in the sun-drenched fields where the tobaccos
grow. Only the choicest of the golden Turkish and mellow Domestic
leaves are selected for Camels. Through every step of their cure and
manufacture the delipate, sun-ripe fragrance of these tobaccos is scien
tifically preserved. And so Camels come to you mild and delightful—
not flat and flavorless.
Swing with die crowd to Camels. Learn the happy difference
between true mildness and insipid flatness. Smoke without fear of
throat-discomfort or after-taste—just for pleasure!
"EASY TO LISTEN TO"—CA1IBL PLEASURE HOUR
Thomas Street Honored
The flag pole at Aurelian Springs
has been planted in the center of the
campus in front of the school build
ing by Mr. Veach and his agriculture
students. The entire community feels
grateful to the Young Tar Heel
Farmers and .their leader for this
This is not the first time the Young
Tar Heel Farmers have done the
school a kindness. While Mr. Jack
son was their leader, they prepared
soil and planted shrubbery in front
of the school building. They also
kept the grounds in good condition
and built a driveway in front of the
building. Whenever there is anything
that the Tar Heel Farmers can do
for us, we feel free to call upon them,
as they have always helped us in
every way possible in the past so wil
lingly. We appreciate very sincerely
the spirit of willingness shown by
Mr. Matthews made a short speech
in chapel last Wednesday thanking
the boys, and the entire student body
gave them a rising vote of thanks.
The question then arose: “Who shall
rase and lower the flag each day?"
Mr. Matthews then named the follow
ing requirements that shou. >e met
by the boy who should be given this
position: He should have clean hab
its, get good grades, be a loyal stu
dent, wash his face and hands twice
a day, take a bath once a week and
wash his feet annually. He then ask
ed for volunteers. No one seemed to
be able to measure up to all of these
requirements so the selection of this
pupil was delayed for a personal in
terview. After much consideration
with the other members ofthe faculty,
Thomas Street was selected for this
Thomas is a member of the Junior
Class at Aurelian Springs. Altho
this is his first ytear at Aurelian
Springs, he ranks among the smartest
pupils in High School. He has clean
habits, is a loyal student, is of a
friendly temperament and has a win
Before he was granted this privil
ege, Thomas promised to carry out
all requirements named in chapel:
namely, to wash his hands and face
twice a day, take a bath twice a week,
and wash his feet annually at least.
Thomas was a little hesitant about
promising to carry out the last re
quirement, but being told that his
name would be put in The Herald, he
immediately promised to carry out all
As the pupils of Aurelian Springs
have been taught to love and honor
Old Glory, we were very glad to see
her proudly waving in front of our
school once more.
Miss E. Jenning spent the week
end in Greensboro.
Miss M. Crabtree spent the week
end in Durham.
Messrs E. K. Veach and A. G. Green
spent the week-end in Wake Forest.
Misses Savage, Smith, Dewer and
Mr. and Mrs. Matthews and daughter
shopped in Rocky Mount Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thorne enter
tained the teachers Saturday night.
The beginners have been studying
the cow in their pet project this week.
After a visit to Mr. Mattehws ’ cow
two of the little children made the
How do you do, Bess cow,
To you we make a bow.
Will you give us pome milk?
It will make us fine as silk.
Moo, moo, little child,
Will you give me a smile?
Then nice, rich milk I’ll give you,
Maybe a pail or two.
By Winfield Warren and Mary Exum.
The second grade has been busy
this week making furniture for the
house they built for Billy and Sallly.
We are very sorry that Sarah Har
ris is sick and having to miss 30 much
school. We hope she will soon be
well and back with us.
The chlidren in Miss Dewar’s room
were \^ry much .pleased Monday
morning when they found a bowl of
goldfish on their library table. They
are busy working on a booklet about
AH the children ni the second grade
are busy working on their library.
We hope to get a lot of work done
on it this week.
We, the third grade children have
something new to study about. Alice
Liles brought a snail to school. We
call the snail Mr. Snail, Mr. Snail
has one foot. He cannot go fast. His
eyes are on the end of his feelers
and his funny teethe are on the end of
his tongue. Snail carries his
house on his back.
We have two gold fish, Jane and
Jack. Miss Savage bought them for
us. We have been studying about
them too. They have seven fins, one
along the back, one at the end of the
tail, one beneath the back end of the
body, a pair at the lower side of the
body and pair just back of the gill
openings. We are going to learn the
name of these fins. These fins play
a part in the movements of our fish.
Our fishes eyes have no eyelids but
they can move their eyeballs. Jack
and Jane get their air out of the
water. They open their mouths and
and then close them. This gets the
water into their throat, the water
leaks out through their gills but they
save the air in the water. That keeps
them living. We are going to try to
learn more about the fish this week.
W eare going to take an imaginary
trip to Japan. While there we are go
ing to learn everything we can about
those strange people. We will try to
tell you some of the things we learn.
We are leaving Wednesday morning
on airplane. Goodbye everybody.
W. J. Norwood Speaks
At Tabor Church Sun.
Mr. W. J. Norwood of Rosemary,
delivered a very inspiring addres to
the Epworth League of Tabor church
He paid his highest respects to the
Aurelian Springs community as a
whole, mentioning the fact that the
various clubs and organizations of
that town regarded this section of
the county as the most desirable from
many standpoints. However, he gave
timely warning regarding many ten
dencies found in th eminds of people
He made it very clear that the 1
church and all organizations that go
along with the Church must not re
trace their steps in the great work of
religious training and character
Even though many men in promi
nent places in the Churches and the
business world have betrayed the
trust that has been imposed upon
them w eshould not become discour
aged because a few men are not able
to stand in the midst of the vexing
and trying times through which we
are now passing. It is the Church
and the teachings of the Church that
have lifted us from a condition of
serfdom on one hand and broken down
the false notions of lords and abso
lute power of kings. The speaker ex
plained that the Church has lifted
women from a state of bondage into
a place above man and a little lower
that that of the angels.
After such an address as this we
are confident that the Epworth
League of Tabor will go about its
work with a renewed interest and de
Mr .and Mrs. Thorne Entertain
Aurelian Springs Faculty
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thorne de
lightfully entertained the faculty of
Aurelian Springs at a buffet supper
on Saturday evening.
The entire house was thrown en
suite and made into a real Hallo’ween
setting with corn stalks, pumpkins,
black cats, and other Hallo’ween sug
gestions. Soft candlelight cast tHe
weird shadows of Halloween as the
guests were met at the door by a
ghost and shown into the living room.
After much merriment with spooks
and Halloween ghosts the guests were
shown into the sitting room where
they found their places at four tables
by Halloween place cards.
A delicious two course supper was
enjoyed. During thp supper much
fun was furnished by the reading of
fortunes found on the place cards.
After supper the guests returned to
the living room and amid jack o'lan
tems and candle light several Hallo
ween contests, bobbing for apples,
ghost stories and music was enjoyed.
Just before the guests departed the
lights were dimmed and Miss Burwell
Patterson gave a Halloween reading.
The guests besides the Aurelian
Springs faculty were Misses Jennie
Alston, Rina Williams and Mr. Folk
Alston of Warrenton, Miss Elizabeth
Thome of Macon and Mrs. Matthews
October the 8th ,1930, the student
body assembled in the auditorium to
have chapel. The fourth grade enter
tained with the following program:
Devotional, Albert Crawley, prayer
Mr. Matthews, Indian story, Albert
Crawley, Indian play and dance,
fourth grade, song, Carolina, fourth
After the announcements the stu
dent body adjourned to meet again
GRADE MOTHER SIXTH GRADE
On the second week of school we
seected Mrs. Jack Clark for our grade
mother. After having been informed
that she was to be our grade mother
she payed us a visit and began help
ing us in every way possible.
She told us how important school
was and how badly she wanted us to
win the attendance cup. We are do
ing our best to show how much we
appreciate what she is doing for us.
Lincoln Literary Society
The Lincoln Literay Society met on
October 10. The society was called to
order by the president, Louise Hep
tinstall, then we sang our society
song. We then had the devotional by
Carrie Carter after which we stood
and repeated the Lord’s Prayer. The
minutes of the last meeting were read
by our secretary. Then our program
Picture story of Colubus, first
grade. Columbus Dramatization, 6th
grade. Song, “1492” 7th grade. Bio
graphy of Columbus, 6th gride, Clif
ton Browning. Columbus, 7th grade,
Louise Heptinstall. Then we had the
We adjourned to meet again Oc
tober 24, 1930.—Fifth Grade, Thelma
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