North Carolina Newspapers

For A Better G. H. S.
VOL. 2.
NO. 2
Over 4,000 Children to take part in Super
vised Play Exercises
At tile courthouse square on Tuesday,
October 18, a city wide play day was held
lor the school children of the public and
high scjiools. More than 4,000 children
were represented in this supervised play
under the direction of Mr. Park.
Beginning at 9 o’clock the first grades
assembled and played for forty-five min
utes. Following this group the second
grades, supervised by their teachers, play
ed several games for a similar period. In
like manner the whole of the grammar
school pupils played until 2:30 ill the aft
At a quarter of three the High School
pupils arrived. They played in groups of
thirty lor twenty-five minutes. The boys
of the high school played Club Snatch,
Spank Tag, and Passing them up. The
girls played Spank Tag, Partners Spin,
Three Deep and Center Ball. These games,
as well as calesthenties are a regular fea
ture of the physical training exercises at
the High School every day.
The Y. M. C. A. gave an exhibition game
of indoor baseball while the Y. W. C. A.
put on several interesting stunts. The Boy
Scouts gave some fancy drills and tent
raising exercises. Signaling by use of the
wig-wag flags was also demonstrated by the
The day ended with community songs
at 4 o’clock.
Tile exercises was under the auspices of
the Parent Teachers’ Association and un
der the direct supervision of Mr. Park,
playground director of the Greensboro
Playground Association.
A large crowd of parents watched the
children go through the supervised play ex
ercises. They were, they said, greatly
pleased with the success of the day.
Freshman-Sophomore Debate to Take
Place Yearly
The subject of the Pre.shman-Sophomore
debate for this year will be Resolved: That
the community budget is the most effective
and democratic plan for financing welfare
The preliminaries wdll begin in Novem
ber and the final debate is to be Friday
night, December 16th.
This debate is the beginning of an an
nual event. It will be held every year
during the fall semester and will be called
the Freshman-Sophomore debate. All
members of both classes will be eligible,
both boys and girls. The members of the
Freshman class will uphold one side and,
the Sophomores the other. Two speakers
on each side will be chosen from the pre
liminaries for the final debate.
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G. H. S. was favored with another
■‘double treat” last I'riday when we were
entertained by Miss Lulsdorf and “Sun
shine” Hawks.
Miss Lidsdorf is a very noted singer and
with her already having given several en
tertainments in different parts of the city,
great things were expected from her by the
students and they were in nowise disap
pointed. She rendered several simple se
lections wdiich showed her rich voice to a
groat advantage, winning the hearty ap
plause of (he entire audience.
“Sunshine” Hawks, the next on the
number, is a very noted entertainer. He
had been on the stage for forty-two years,
entertained in the American army for
forty-two years, in that time traveling all
over the United States. His first witty
remark was that after the “Nightingale”
comes the “Hawk”. "With this remark for
a starter he continued for the rest of the
period, holding the attention of the audi
ence, taking them from laughter to tears,
and back again to peals of laughter. His
motto was to always be happy and to al
ways smile. His most popular selection
was “Over the Hills to the Poorhouse
followed immediately by “Over the Hills
from the Poorhouse.”
Aerial Attack by Durham Cause of Gate
City Defeat
Greensboro High School received her
first defeat of the season Saturday, Octo
ber 22 at the hands of the Durham eleven
to the tune of 14 to 1. The field on the
outskirts of Durham was well filled, ap
proximately 750 people witnessing the un
expected triumph of the Durham team.
The team was of the fumbly, fight-for-ev-
ery-inch variety. Greensboro had no
trouble going through Durham for steady
gains but for various reasons could not
score after the first few minutes of play in
which they made one touchdown.
Durham failed to make much of a .show
ing against the Greensboro line but won
the game by her forward passes, the exe
cution of which gave evidence of hard
work. Durham’s two touch-downs were
made possible by her aerial attack with
which she took many long chances and in
some miraenlous way got away with most
of them.
Greensboro started off with her usual
pep carrying the ball from the center of
tile field t othe eight-yard line where Dan
iels on a delayed buck over tackle carried
the ball over for the touch-down.
Greensbor owas helped in making this goal
when Durham fumbled Daniel’s kick and
one of our men recovered the ball. This
brought the ball near their goal and the
The City Federation of Woman’s Clubs,
foreseeing the good that might be accom
plished for the young people of Greensbo
ro, set aside the week from October 16th to
22nd as Children’s Week. Wednesdaj',
the 19th, was to be Book Day. On this day
the parents of the pupils in the city schools
were asked to come in person to the re-
•spective schools attended by their children
and donate one book for each child in
school. This was a very timely thought,
for the school libraries were short on books.
On Wednesday the High School was lit
erally showered with good, wholesome
books, recommended by Mr. Archer. Great
rivalry w'as manifested among the differ
ent rooms as to which one would receive the
greatest number of books. A table was
statione din the hall and the librarian was
kept busy all day making a record of the
books donated by the people of Green.sboro.
The high school students are not likely to
want for good literature for a long time.
Most of the books received ■were fiction.
There were books by Winston Churchill,
Luther Burbank, Kate Douglas Wiggin,
Charles Dickens, Kathleen Norris, Eleanor
H. Porter, Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor
Hugo, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt,
Oliver Goldsmith, and many other promi
nent authors. There were also books of
poems by Robert Browning and Longfel-
lo'vv. Approximately 250 books were given.
“Book Day” was not only a high school
affair but extended to all of the schools in
th ecity. Approximately 1,000 books were
received by all of the schools and they have
not stopped coming in yet. Some of the
schools and various rooms are showing
keen rivali-jq which not only shows a good
spirit but helps to increase the number.
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Hurrah for the Seniors. They have add
ed another achievement to their list of good
deeds. Their latest work was the adoption
of a standard class ring.
Heretofore the studious Seniors have
spent hours and hours of their precious
time in seeking a ring worthy to adorn the
hand of a scholar who has graduated from
old G. II. S. Now their problem has been
solved, forever we hope.
A committee of five Seniors was appoint
ed to select the ring of ’22. This
committee saw not less than eight men, who
were convinced that theii- rings were the
best on the market. And the ring chosen
was one of a special design by the first
The Seniors did not take entire control in
this matter. The selected ring was ap
proved by the Juniors and Sophomores
even before the Senior class, as a whole,
had seen it. All three classes voted to
adopt this ring as their standard.
The ring has a shield in the center with
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Game Listless in First Half but aerial at
tack in Second Period Turns Trick
A sudden aerial attack in the fourth
quarter paved the way to the touchdown
which made the Greensboro Highs victors
over the Winston-Salem Highs in a hard
fought, evenly contested game of football
at Haynes Park in Winston, Saturday, Oct.
The ball was near the middle of the field
with neither side gaining consistently.
Then, with the suddeness of a thunderbolt.
Garland Daniel shot a forward pass to
Hinkle and before the Winston club could
recover from the shock another pass to P.
liansou brought the ball to IVinston’s
three-yard line.
Here, with their backs to the wall, the
Winston boys fought savagely but, with
victory almost in their hands, the Greens
boro boys were not to be denied. Once
they carried the ball over but were brought
back and penalized for offside. But on the
third trip P. Transou carried the ball over
for a touchdown and Daniel added the ex
tra point.
Throughout the first half Greensboro
played listlessly. Winston backed a couple
of Daniel’s punts and kept the ball in
Greensboro’s territory most of the time al
though never seriously threatening to score.
But in the second half Greensboro came
back strong and her superior weight began
to tell on Winston. In the third quarter
she worked the ball up near Winston’s
goal. Here Greensboro tried a drop kick
but Daniel’s kick -n'ent wild and it wiis not
until the last quarter that she scored.
Until the last quarter the game looked
like a toss up. Greensboro muffed several
punts and fumbled often and such breaks
as these went in favor of Winston who sev
eral times recovered the ball on her own
punts. There was a great deal of rough
play, both sides using their fists freely with
little interference from the officials. Mc-
Michael’s line play stood out for Winston
as did Taylor’s for Greensboro.
The game by quarters:
First quarter: Greensboro kicked off.
Held Winston for downs. Winston kicked
' thirty yards. Bell end run for first down.
Greensboro held for downs-kicked. Kick
blocked Winston kicked. Greensboro was
again held for downs and kicked. Kick
blocked again. • Winston’s ball on 25-yd.
line. Wimston thrown for Winston
pa.ssed, Greensboro intercepted, and was
thrown on 25-yd. line. Held for downs.
Ball goes over.
Second quarter: Winston’s ball. First
down on pass. Winston held. Greensbo
ro’s ball. Greensboro punted. Winston
made first down on line breaks. Greens
boro recovered the ball by an intercepted
pass and line bucks failed. Greensboro
punted. Win.ston punted. Greensboro
tried two forward passes which failed.
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