Epistles of Hannah
Founded by the Class of ’21
Published every other week by the students of the Greensboro High School
Louise C. Smith Editor-in-Chief
Bertha Ferree Assistant Editor
Helen Clapp Athletic Editor
David Thomas Athletic Editor
Julian Johnson Alumni Editor
Thelma Floyd Proofreader
William Sprinkle Proofreader
Leonard Temko Business Manager
Eunice Stamey Assistant Assigning Editor
Isabel Cone Assistant Athletic Editor
Robert Wilkins Assistant AthleticEditor
Jimmie McAlister Assistant Business Manager
Miss Colvin Faculty Advisor
Miss Clegg Faculty Advisor
Miss Richards Faculty Advisor
Miss Coleman Faculty Advisor
Mr. Wells .. Faculty Advisor
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We wonder if our fathers enjoyed
coming to school by night, as much
as we enjoy staying home by day.
Warning—Don’t start an argu
ment with a senior about lessons,
if you don’t want an impromptu
Hitch your football to Jimmie
Hendrix, ’21, hold your breath and
watch him smash the line.
Ah me, how the world does
change. Time was when a little
boy could pick up a caterpillar
and hold it before a little girl, and
she would run screaming away. But
now she runs screaming toward him
and cries, “Give it to me, I'll take
it and get credit for it on biology.”
.Ain’t it a g-r-r-and and g-l-lorious
feelin’ to go to a circus and eat hot
dorgs and peanuts and driok—^tfl^
lemonade, and loide-jif the lions and
ligers^^^rTT^vatch the men eat fire
and swallow swords, and to spend
vour last cent for a cute little
But aim it an orfiil feelin’ to
wake up al>out the middle of the
stilly night and feel like the dorg
is chasing the peanuts, and the pea
nuts is being drowned }>v the pink
lemonade, and you realize you’ve
forgotten to write up your note
book, and remember a Caesar quiz
comes tomorrow and English paral
lels to be reported on? Then to cap
the climax. Mother and Father come
into the room and Mother says,
“Well, Tom. 1 suppose we’d better
give W illie a cup of castor oil—
he’s pretty sick.” And Father says,
“Guess you’re right, Mary, and
vou’d better follow it up with cal
omel to take all the traces of that
Maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad
idea to let our second team play
Leaksville. They seem to know how
to manage them.
Well, we take off our hats to
Winston but we also rise to an
nounce that they had better watch
their step the next time we meet.
Our girls’ tennis team surely cov
ered themselves with glory Satur
In Feb. 1915, the English Jour
nal anounced that the National
Council of Teachers of English had
organized a committee on American
Speech for the purpose of interest
ing Americans in conserving our
melodious English tongue and im
proving our national speech man
ners. This announcement started
people to thinking and planning to
make the thing a reality. The move
ment has growui. Here in our own
High School, we have seen the ben
efits of three or four excellent cel
ebrations of Better Speech week. It
is a worth while celebration, for it
should be the duty of every citizen
to speak the best language.
This year there are to be two
elebrations of Better Speech week,
one in November, which will be in
barge of seniors and sophomores;
one in February which will be in
barge of juniors and freshmen.
But for these to lie worth while, ev
erybody must help to make them
count for the improvement of our
.An old, old English quotation
goes something like this:
“Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
And time is still a-flyin‘.”
And the same flower that bloomed
tomorrow may be dyin’.”
To my mind it gives a warning,
that should be heeded by every one,
especially high school students. It
begs • us to see and grasp the op
portunities that come to us while
we are young.
So many of us just drift along,
following the line of least resistance
doing little and accomplishing less,
until we wake up with a start to
find it is too late. Then we are com
pletely filled with remorse, and we
resolve within us never to let it
The remorse and resolves are
good, as far as they go, but we must
do our tasks as they come, then
the remorse will not be necessary.
Then there will be “A’s” on our
report cards, and our parents will
be proud of us.
If we always take advantages of
fered to do good, and to be success
ful, we will have gathered many
rosebuds. And when we are old
we will still have fragrance of mem
ories and the petals of satisfaction.
Worth Ferree: Do you know of
any good books that would do for a
Miss McAlister: How about Field
\^'orth: Got anvthing on base
This here is just a short note to
let you know yore obedient darter
hez cirrived perfectuly safe at the
city of Greensberry. I done just
what Hiram advised me to do and
went to see the head teacher when I
first got here. O’ corse me bein’ >
new and him bein’ old he started me
in with the Freshmen. The Fresh
mens class is all you’d think from i
th’ name—and then sum, maw. They i
alius hez ez ther color “green” and ^
there class weed is grass, and there:
class motto is “A Greener Class is
Hard to Find.” They hez a mighty
jazzy line of patter fer that pome,
it runs sumthin’ like this, maw,
“Mr. Guy Phillips he’s a good
catches hens—puts ’em in pens
Wire, brier, limber lock
Many freshmens in a flock
some he sends east and some he
and the rest are coo-coo, so its
into the coo-co’s nest.
Well maw I allers hez sez, “A
good man is sure to rize” so I sup
pose knowin’ myself as I’m bound
to do—why I guess mebbe I’ll be
a Seenyear afore I git through. A
Seenyear is all you’d think it frum
the name, too, maw, and then sum.
They calls ’em Seenyears because
sum o’ them hez been over here a cer
tain no yrs—sax six— why they’ll let
you stop without even takin’ no ex
aminations—ain’t that nice of them,
Well maw weTl be goiii’ to chapel
before long so I guess maybe ITl
have sumthin’ real excitin’ to relate
to you and Hiram. How is the
mule, Paw and my pigs? As usual?
Well I guess mebbe I better quit now
so no more frum your darter,
Be a Nehemiah
“Be a Nehemiah,” said Mr. Arch-
er in his chapel talk last Tuesday
morning. He drew a vivid pic-
lure-.^'hat leader old—a pop
ular fellow of his day, one whom
the people delighted to follow in
the difficult task of rebuilding the
walls of Jerusalem. There is a'
need for such men today—men who
are not afraid to clean up things
in this town, and men who will not
quit. There is no room for the
quitter in the athletic field, in the
class room and least of all in the
Imsiness of making straight the
crooked paths in our community.
In the face of real leaders, the
knockers, as represented by Tobias
and Sanhallat at Jerusalem, will
soon find themselves left out of
In closing, Mr. .Archer stated that
there must be some Nehemiahs at
work in our midst, for the New
Aork Times has Just published an
artile bearing the title, “Prosperity
reigns in North Carolina.” He
hoped there would be many from
our school “who had a mind to
work and who would join those
patriots in “building the wall”
The Old North State.
Plans for a radio club are now-
under way. Its object will he to
give the high school boys and girls
an opportunity to study the wireless,
and at the same time learn how to
build sets for themselves.
Through this cluh the school is to
have a good radiophone receiving set.
An order for an apparatus has been
made out. and before many weeks,
it is hoped that with a three or four
tage amplifier and a loud speaker,
the cluh will he able to give radio
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