LINDSAY WTNS HARD-FOUGHT
On October 18th, Lindsay met the
West Lee team with an eagerness to
win. Both teams were out for all
they could get, and both were in
West Lee took the first kick-off.
The ball was caught by Wilson and
kicked down the field. After a time
of struggle, East caught the ball 20
yards from goal, and kicked goal.
The second half started with a
crash and Lindsay scored again. Af
ter playing the ball back and forth
for some time, Mitchell made the
game sure for Lindsay by kicking a
drop kick, thus scoring three points.
After this play. West Lee came back
strong, taking three kicks and scor
ing. After hard playing West Lee
fell back and let Lindsay score again.
At this point our boys showed their
strength by scoring again, making
the final score 7 to 1 in favor of
LINDSAY GIRLS VICTORIOUS
OVER WEST LEE
On October 18th, the girls’ team
of Lindsay Street school played with
West Lee a series of three contests—
target throw, dodge ball, and relay.
Lindsay won two of these games,
making the score 2 to 1 in favor of
Lindsay. This was the third game of
the season, in two of which Lindsay
was victorious.—Madlyene Hubbard.
LINDSAY WINS FROM SPRING
With a score of 2 to 0, Lindsay de
feated Spring St. in a game of Heel-
it played October 25th, on the Cy
press Street grounds. For the win
ning team, the playing of East, Bra
dy, Michael and Mitchell featured,
while Spencer and Ballance were
star players for Spring St.—Nathan
Of all the schools that we love
Lindsay Street o’ershadows all;
There’s none to our hearts so dear
As our old Lindsay Street school.
0, Lindsay Street, let’s cheer again.
Stir athletics’ heart once more,
And win the cup from them again,
As we have always done before.
A sheet that is good and full of
For a very small price it can be
Read it once and you’ll really feel
Of the editor and manager and High
One thing we bear quite well in mind,
In our city there’s no other of its
In a class to itself is the High Life
Speak of it to your friends when you
The paper they use is the best to be
The type is good, and the ink not bad.
Editorials written in the very best
Please sir, how many did you say?
Old Lindsay’s got a team
With plenty of pep and steam,
And if we want to win
You’ve never seen such vim!
Often we’re not winners.
Then we feel like sinners.
But we must play the game;
That’s how we ’ll get our fame.
Echoes from Spring Street
Our boys and girls consider High
Life in the same class with the Liter
ary Digest and the New York Times
and peruse and discuss its contents
with much interest. Some of them al
ready wield “the pen of a ready wri
ter” so that the editors may expect
material for this sheet when they
have increased in wisdom sufficiently
to enter its sacred precincts.
When they go they will be ready
to tell you how to keep your small
change from becoming filthy lucre,
for they put theirs into the thirft
savings bank and several dollars a
day is credited to our account by our
expert banker, Albert Johnson of the
sixth grade. He is reported by head
quarters to be the best school banker
in Greensboro. If any of the city
banks want to pay us interest on that
limit until maturity, we will be glad
to buy some more thrift stamps and
train another, official for them.
If this money stayed in their hands
it would still be clean, however, for
the shining morning face of each boy
and girl is matched by his immacu
late hands and finger nails as he
proudly pre.sents them for the teach
er’s inspection each day and views
with pride his swelling score for
Miss Lee’s 2A grade recently
gladdened the hearts of the children
at the Children’s Home with a fine
supply of fruit. This grade, for one,
is going to earn a holiday this month
for having a record of no tardies and
98 per cent attendance.
We have added another to our list
of athletic honors, and even when we
have shared laurels with other
schools, we were pleased to recognize
among the best players of the suc
cessful team some of the boys and
girls we trained, and who would be
with us, except for a change in our
News Notes from Asheboro-
On Tuesday, October 24th, Miss
Plowden came into our class room
as usual, but instead of giving us
the regular exercises she had us to
sit and rise, stand and mark time,
and march. We all became suspic
ious of a Posture Test and some of
us swelled up like pouter pigeons,
and fairly strutted. I was one of the
first she told to sit down and, of
course, I turned red in the face and
wondered what I had done that was
wrong. Presently five others went
down and I felt some better; but my
joy was complete when she informed
the class that the six who had sat
down were the ones who had passed
the test. The lucky members of the
class were Elizabeth Pamplin, Ar
thur Campbell, Louise Harrison,
Lynwood Kidd, Gordon Sturm, and
This test means that our backs are
straight, our shoulders level, our
heads well poised; that we sit cor
rectly, and that we carry our bodies
when we walk as all healthy Amrei-
We believe this is worth while, and
are a little bit proud that every other
member of the class envies us.
—Mary Price, Grade 7B.
Garland Coble, a former pupil of
the Ashebdro Street School has pre
sented the Asheboro-Pearson library
with nineteen books. We are most
grateful to him for this gift. The
books are now catalogued and ready
for use. This is a fine example of
loyalty to the school of his boyhood
days. We hope the other boys and
girls will follow his example and by
so doing fill our library with good
books for us to read.—Bernice Stone,
Assistant Librarian. Grade 5B.
Our violins are at work and the
pupils much interested. When they
reach high school the sweet strains
which float into our windows will be
increased in volume and sweetness.
The Fair was in Greensboro all
last week. I went to the Fair on Fri
day night. The first thing I did was
to ride on the merry-go-round. I saw
the man making cotton candy and
ate some. The thing that I enjoyed
best of all was the Indian war dance.
I hope I can go to the Fair next year.
Madoline Wilhelm, Grade 3A.
If you take a walk through our
rooms and inspect the desks in the
upper grades, at almost any hour of
the day, you will be sure that the
menagerie scheduled for the week
(for correct date see boys and girls)
has already arrived and are being
sketched by our young Landseers.
All manner of specimens of the four-
footed tribe and some of the bipeds
are being put in readiness for the
anirhal contest conducted by Miss
Bedell. If the mothers of some of
our boys ^vere to appear they would
think their children sick, else how
account for the quietness and earnest,
rapt expressions? But while genius
burns no fireproof building is need
ed. When these animals become toys,
our fathers might as well decide that
the label “Don’t open until Christ
mas” (to quote from a recent news
paper) must be placed upon his wal
let. if there is any danger of shortage
in the supply of cash supposed to be
forthcoming at that time. They will
want to buy at least one for Santa
Claus to use in his Christmas plans
and no doubt that jolly and sagac
ious individual has already placed
his order for a full supply of these
interesting “Made in Greensboro”
Perhaps you may think it sounds
funny in me to say I am happy and
just must write you all and tell you
what it is all about. Wednesday
was the great circus day. All the
children go wild over such a time.
Of course Mr. Archer and the mem
bers of the School Board were child
ren one time, and they knew we
could not do any good at school for
thinking of the large old elephants
and ponies. They thought best to
let their hearts get as large as the ele
phants and give us all a holiday
All of us join in thanking them for
it.—Olga Kellam, Grade 5.
In the series contest games, now
being played by the girls of the 5th,
6th and 7th grades, Asheboro girls
won two games out of three from
Cypress team on October 18th. On
October 25th, the Asheboro team won
two games from West Lee, and the
third was a tie. This makes our to
tal score eight games won, three lost,
and one tie.—Bessie Carson, 7B.
On Wednesday, October 18th,
Asheboro Street School defeated Cy
press Street School in a very inter
esting game of Heel-it, the score be
ing 1 to 0. The Asheboro Street
, School Heel-it team won over the
West Lee Street team by a score of
1 to 0 in a hard fought game played
on Wednesday. October 25th.
Can You Answer?
(Continued from pa?e 1)
1. What was the original name of
the Columbia river? b. Who chang
ed the name to Columbia?
2. Where is the Arch of Constan
3. When, where and by whom was
the Star Spangled Banner written?
4. What is the largest freshwater
lake in the world?
5. What meditative poem begun in
1742 and finished eight years later
is considered one of the most per
fect in American literature?
6. Who was the inventor of print
ing from movable type?
7. What state is frequently called
the “Mother of Presidents”?
8. What racq of people are be
lieved to have been the first to use
needles of steel?
9. What is the largest cavern in
the world, and in what state is it to
10. Under the leadership of what
woman was the American Red Cross
Society formed and when?
Cypress School News
On Friday evening, the twentieth,
a banquet was given in honor of the
fathers and the teachers by the Par
ent-Teacher Association of the Cy
press St. School. The decorations
were typical of Hallowe’en. The
flowers and autumn foliage did not
detract from the wierdness of the
owls, bats, cats, witches and the light
which came through the eyes of
The receiving line was composed
of Mrs. W. C. Ogburn, president;
Mrs. A. S. Cate, ex-president, and
the teachers of the school.
Miss Plowden, Mr. and Mrs. H.
C. Park, and Mrs. Eugene Springer
made the evening one of laughter
The delicious country ham and ap
ple cider added joy to the happy one
hundred and twenty-five guests, who
were already glad they were living.
The Cypress girls are good target
ball players. They have won in the
games with three schools. Even
though they are small, they do good
Six grades had 97 per cent attend
ance and no tardies during the
month. Can any other school beat
The wide front hall has been con
verted into a library and reading
room. At regular hours the pupils
from the grammar grades are per
mitted to use it. There is a good col
lection of magazines and papers
which the boys and girls enjoy.
Making Home Work Count
(Continued from page 1)
upon sharing the responsibility.
Good home lessons begin in
school, carry to the home and back
again. The most valuable are those
which have a distinct home back
ground. They begin with the young
est children and continue on through
high school, growing more and more
intensive and practical as the child
develops. They are concerned more
and more with actual facts of living
and less and less with matters of ta-
bles and drill.
There are lessons, we call them
“tool” lessons, that do not draw so
fully on the home background. These
are the tables and words and facts
that must be mastered before the
child can advance to the more effi
cient stages of the work la'id out for
him. Yet even here is an opportun
ity for home cooperation.
Spelling is a tedious lesson and
the only way to learn to spell is bv
using the word—waiting it again and
again until the correct spelling habit
is formed. A good way to help a
child w'ilh this is to let him keep a
card catalogue of words he misspells.
Each word has a separate card on
w'hich it appears alone by itself and
in a sentence that shows its correct
use. Each time he misspells the word
he takes out his card and writes that
word once again. Soon he has learn
ed it. The home does not call him
stupid because he makes a mistake,
but provides a way out for him and
so shares in the child’s problems and
leaves in his mind the notion that
Don’t you see how big a share the
home lessons have in the education
of a child? Don’t you see that, inas
much as the home has the child for
the greater part of the time, it is the
more active partner in the work of
education? To accomplish the co
operation between home and school
must be very close. There must be a
well-defined and clearly understood
plan of action between them.
When you enter a child in school,
don’t close the door behind you and
walk away with the thought, “Fve
settled the matter of the child’s edu
cation. That’s off my mind.” You
cannot finish it and you can
not dismiss it with that notion.
When the child goes from class
“Something” to class “Something
Else,” you have to know precisely
what the change means to your child.
You should know exactly what the
school intends to do for him and do
your part by making the term’s work
as fruitful as possible for him
through home work.
The home should provide a proper
place for the lessons. This work is
often a failure because no room has
been set aside for it. The children
gather about the dining room table
in full sight and hearing of every
thing that goes on in the living room
beyond. A neighbor comes in and
father lays aside his paper and they
are soon deep in an interesting dis
cussion. How can the lad in the next
room keep his mind on his lessons?
Big sister and her friend try out the
new dance steps to the music of the
phonograph. How can little sister
study her grammar lesson?
Give the children a quiet room
apart from the general activity of the
household. Equip it with well-lighted
tables and comfortable chairs. Stock
it with reference books, dictionaries,
maps and tools.
Let us keep a few simple facts
about home work in our minds.
Home work should be examined and
graded by the teacher who gave it-
To let a child understand that his as
signment will not be corrected and
the result recorded is to demoralize
him. Home work must not be used to
nag a child into making extra grades
in school. Some parents use it for
: this purpose. That is not education.
■ It is cramming and therefore stupid.
, No child should be permitted to
repiain up after bedtime in order to
finish home work. Do not do the les-
I son for the child. Sick children
, should not be given home lessons.
Home lessons should not be given as
punishment. No writing of words a
I thousand times and calling it lessons.
, Don’t set the child in opposition to
the teacher bv criticizing the home
lesson adversely. Go to school and
ask about it. The child must have
leisure time in his day, and home
lessons must not deprive him of it.
Try to look on home lessons as an
opportunity for the home to carry its
' share of the responsibility of edu
cating its children rather than an im
position of the school. Do your part
tow^ard keeping the school an auxili
ary to the home and not its substi