PUBLISHED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO HIGH LIFE BY THE CITY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
MEN’S MEETING A SUCCESS
The men of the city school system
met for the second time this year on
Wednesday night at the Asheboro
Street school. The supper was ex
cellently served under the direction
of Miss Neely, Miss Reynolds and
Mr. Edwards, who had charge of
the program, had invited Dr. A. P.
Kephart, from N. C.’ C. W., Mr.
Sloan from the Pomona schools and
Mr. Harry Dorsett from the Buffalo
schools. These men will be regular
members of the club, since their
problems are practically the same as
those of the city system.
Following the supper Mr. Park,
Physical Director, presented several
matters of interest relating to the
physical educa,tion program. The
spirit of cooperation was the keynote
of his talk. A round table discussion
followed in which the grammar grade
football regulations were cleared up.
The problem of weight and age
was settled as follows: Boys who are
not over 15 years of age, weighing
between 80 and 130 pounds, are eli
gible for grammar grade teams. All
boys who are ineligible under the
above rules will be brought from all
schools and formed into a team to
compete with the Freshman team of
the High School and other similar
teams. The Y. M. C. A. field will
be the practice ground for this squad
under the coaching of Robert Irvin
who has been kept from the regular
I squad by a bad knee.
The meeting adjourned with each
' man feeling more determined to
make the best of every opportunity
( Those absent were Messrs. Barton.
1 Lefler and Musick. '
‘ CYPRESS SCHOOL ITEMS
On the morning of the tenth, the
primary grades assembled in the
third grade room; and the grammar
grades in the fifth grade room for
' the opening exercises.
The twenty-third Psalm; A Pray
er for Our Country; Song, America;
Pledge of Allegiance; The Meaning
of Armistice Day; American Creed;
Flag Song; Recitation, Good Amer
icans: Recitation, Small Citizens to
I ncle Sam: Recitation. Over There
and Over Here.
Grammar Grade Program
Reading, Armistice Day; Poem.
■ November Eleventh: Song, America;
Poem. Our Herioit Dead: Poem. Lit
tle Hands and Little Hearts: Song.
The Guard of the L. S. A.: Poem.
America for Me; Dialogue, We are
the Men of Coming Years; Song,
America the Beautiful; Reading, A
(Good American; Play, The Horrors
of War; Song. Our Flag; Reading.
We Pledge Allegiance; Reading. In
, An Original Story
'' The Lillie Girl in ihe Garden.
One day a little girl went into a
garden. Flie flowers and trees were
bright. The birds sang. The bum
ble bees Inizzi d. The flowers talked
to her. hen she left she told them
-Charles Brimmer. Grade 2-A.
I went to the circus edqesdav af
ternoon. The horses were different
gcolors. white. blacL. and brown.
iThere were two tents full of them.
I went a little farther to the exhibi
tion tent and saw some lions, tigers
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MY LANGUAGE, THE
LANGUAGE OF AMERICA
1 hold the language of America
in reverent regard because it has
helped me to understand the great
ness of nature, of liberty, of love.
Through the words which I have mas
tered. 1 have come to appreciate the
beauty of the great outdoors; I have
learned to cherish the sacred idea
of home and family and the govern
ment that stimulates my ideals and
protects me from all oppression.
In this language I can voice my
tenderest love for my parents and
express to them my appreciation of
the opportunities which their sac
rifice has revealed. In the songs
that I sing and in poetry I read, I
can find expression for the thoughts
and feelings that come to me in the
open sun-lit fields or in the gloom
of thick-set forests, or when I move
among the hurrying throngs of those
who crowd the city streets.
In the midst of the foolish com
plaints and the murmurings of the
unpatriotic, I can lift my voice in
earnest protest and proclaim the rare
rights and privileges of an American.
And I can do this the more effective
ly because I have learned something
of the art of speaking and writing
the wonderful language of my coun
try. But this lesson I have only par
tially mastered. W'hat I have al
ready learned, I shall cherish as a
sacred trust—a trust that impels to
further study and acquirement. I
shall wish to do this with the faith
that it will enable me to become a
more patriotic American and a bet
ter citizen of the newly-changed
—Charles Swain Thomas.
LINDSAY STREET NEWS
Since High Life is primarily a
student newspaper, it was decided at
Lindsay Street School that a student
committee be elected to take charge
ol Lindsay’s contribution. The
work of this committee is to assign
topics, send reporters to games, col
lect material, and choose what shall
be sent in for publication. After
this has been done, the faculty ad
visor is consulted, and final decisions
made. Our column this week is en
tirely the work of this committee:
Mary .Jane jWharton. «'hairman;
Mary Lyon T^eak, Mildred Knight,
Beverly Moore. Edward Stainback.
Lindsay Meets Training
School in “Heel-it” Game
’I'hursday afternoon, Nov. 9,
Lindsay St. School held the Normal
Training School to a I-l tie in a fast
game of Heel-it. During the first
half John Wilson scored a goal for
the Lindsay St. boys. In the second
half both teams fought neck and
neck, and the Normal School scored
only because of a false play by one
on the Lindsay players. The teams
meet again Monday on the Y. M. C.
A. field, each determined to win, as
the victors will be proclaimed the
champions of Greensboro.
Lindsay Boys Win Heel-it
Lindsay and the Training School
met in a hard fought Heel-it game
Monday. The Training School play
ed good ball but was held by its op-
])onent team. Lindsay took the first
kick-off. The ball was caught bv
one of the Training School boys and
kicked down the field. After hard
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I The Ninth Period
I At the end of last month a
I large number of pupils fwd
I failed on two or more subjects.
T Following the advice of the
I faculty, an additional period
1 has been arranged for this
i The plan is very simple; a
I room has been selected for the
I boys and one for the girls. Im
mediately folloiving the end of
schol all failure students re
port to these rooms which are
under the direct supervision of
one or more teachers. Teach
ers from various departments
are located in nearby rooms
and students may go direct to
them for assistance. Thus far.
good results have been noted.
In fact, the plan seems so wise
that it will he continued for all
students who fail on as much as
two subjects; that is, any stud
ent failing during the present
month ivill be required to at
tend the “ninth period’' thru-
out the next month.
This warning should be given,
however. No student should
be allowed to be lieve that
work for this hour can take the
place of the one hour and a
half at home. This is an extra-
Everybody is anxiously
watching to see the personnel
of the “ninth period,” begin
ning on December 3.
The response of the parents
has been excellent. The faculty
GYMNASIUM SPACE NEEDED-
With the close of the football sea
son, basketball season immediately
opens. UndouBtedlyj, some eighty
boys will report for the course. In
about a week’s time the coaches will
cut the squad to about thirty boys.
In another week’s time that squad
svill be cut in half. These boys should
not miss this opportunity of learn
ing basketball or be dropped. Sec
ond. third, and fourth squads could
be kept interested and busy if avail
able floor space could be secured.
Last year the tobacco w'arehouse floor
were used but cannot be secured
this year. Any valuable information
will be gladlv received.
Father and Son Banquets
Recently there have been held in
Greensboro a number of very fine
banquets in an effort to bring fathers
and sons closer to each other. There
is a great danger, however, that in
terest in this matter will lag since
the ins})iration of the occasions has
The High School authorities de
sire very much that this same interest
manifested around the banquet table
may continue throughout the year.
The boys need very much the intim
ate contact with a father. Watch him
in his studies, his sports and his
thoughts. Make it easy for him to
tell you everything. Life will be
easier for the boy if the father shows
that he know's and has sympathy.
High. School. Producing
Franklin Goodwin and Norman
Stone, two ex-squad men. are doing
G. H. S. a big service in teaching the
boys of Spring St. and Cypress St.
Grammar Schools the art of han
dling the pigskin.
GREENSBORO NIGHT SCHOOL
It might be interesting to the pat
rons of the school to know that a
night school is being run in connec
tion with the regular school at the
the High School building, and that
that school is making progress under
the teaching of High School teach
ers, those teachers being C. W. Phil
lips, principal of the night school
and teacher of English, Miss Dorsett
who also teaches English, Miss Vei-
lie, teacher of shorthand and type
writing, Mr. Musick, bookkeeping
instructor and Mr. Wells, instructor
in Business Arithmetic.
There are about one hundred peo
ple enrolled in this night school.
These members for the most part,
are people, men and women, who
work during the day and who are
ready to take advantage of a three
night course at the High School. The
number of people is on the increase,
newj people registering practically
every time of meeting.
The night school meets on Mon
day, Wednesday and Friday even
ings, beginning at 7:45 and lasting
until 9:16, covering two 45 minute
periods. The number is already
larger than was anticipated but there
is room for more if they desire to
NEWS NOTES FROM ASHEBORO-
PEARSON STREET SCHOOL
Tl>e following list includes names
of pupils in Asheboro St. School who
deserve special mention for excel
lent scholarship during the month of
7-A. Hazel Allred, Bernice Apple.
7-B. Mary Price, Marjorie Cox,
Louise Robbins, Clarice Tate..
7-B2. Junior Clem, Andrew Mc
6-A. Margaret Freeland, Mary Ba
ker, Fay Bennett.
6-B. Annie Cagle, Evelyn Osborne,
Marjorie Jackson, Savannah Cheek,
5-B. Lawrence Clapp, Agnes Gar
vey, Ruby James, Ruth Mendenhall,
Marjorie Payne, Lottie Wall.
1-A. Fred Sullivan, Vernon Jar-
dan, Elizabeth Dixon, Margaret
4-R. Treva Williams, Dorothy
O’Connor, Jack Munday.
Our Visit from the Witches
The unexepcted always happens at
Asheboro Street School. On Tues
day, Oct. 31, we were visited bv a
really truly live witch. She was red
headed, spike-hatted, black-robed,
and masked-faced; and the horrible
wind-moaning sound which she made
as she whizzed through the building,
into one class and out of another,
was typical of unknown regions.
It was just about time for the up
stairs teachers to change classes,
when I got my first glimpse of this
creature. My classroom door hap
pened to be open, and as I glanced
up from my writing book, I saw this
awful thing chasing Miss Bigham out
of 6-A back into her room. Soon
the wind-moaning noise grew louder
and before I knew it the black
screeching thing had Miss Sheridan
running up and down the aisles like
a mechanical toy.
Then she was gone, the horrible
sound dying with her disappearance;
and no one knows exactly where she
came from, or where she went, but
we have decided that she must have
came from the attic, down the long
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PROGRESS IN PHYSICAL
EDUCATION IN GRADES
The interesting schedule of Heel-
it held for graded school boys
through the month of October has
been completed. The teams from
Lindsay Street and Training School
went through the entire series witli-
out losing a game, and met for their
final game on Wednesday, Nov. 1 and
played a 1-1 tie game. Therefore, a
final game was called for Nov. 6—in
which Lindsay bettered Training
School to the tune of 1-0, making
Lindsay St. the winner of the series.
Heel-it has proved an interesting
fall sport for the grade boys and has
well served its purpose in teaching
the boys to punt, drop-kick, and pass
the pigskin. This schedule is being
followed by a short series in Amer
ican rush football.
H. W. Park,
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“The Flying Squadron”
About twelve boys have reported
regularly on the Y. M. C. A. gym
floor to learn the fundamentals of
basketball. The boys under H. W.
Park are now beginning to get into
shape and will soon be able to dem
onstrate before the student body how
efficient they have become. Mana
ger “Zeke” is about to prepare a
schedule for this team with quintets
from nearby towns.
H. W. Park.
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WANTED—Referees to officiate in
football games to be conducted Wed
nesdays by the city schools. Boys
playing on the first and second
squads or class teams, kindly no
tice schedule on the bulletin board
and sign up for the game you will
referee and see H. W. Park about
it. ~H. W. Park.
Mondays and Thursdays at chapel
period a number of girls have
come out for volley ball and other
games. It is an elective class and
full of fun. Come out once a week
and join us.
.Are you interested in joining a
folk dancing class? Within the next
few days on opportunity will be giv
en to sign up. Watch the bulletin
Final results of the all-round ath
letic team schedule conducted for
upper grade girls of the various
scliools in the city are given below.
The three events in which the all
round athletic teams competed were:
baseball target throw, arch relay and
circle dodgeball. The games were
scheduled on Wednesdays of each
week through October. The results
were as follows;
Dates Oct. I 11 18 25 1 Tot.
Spring 2 2 I 0 3Y>
Cypress 1 U/^ 1 1 0 AYj,
West Lee 2 2Y^ I 1 3 91/2
T. S. 1 0 *” 1 2 0 4
Asheboro 1 3 2 2 3 11
Lindsay 2 IV2 2 2 3 IQi/^
This summary gives Asheboro
first place; Lindsay St. second place;
and West Lee, third place.
Newcomb is the sport scheduled
for November and December.
//. r. Park.
Mr. Jennings: Suppose someone
in this class were to take oxalic acid.
What would you administer?
Robert Irwin: The Sacrament.