PUBLISHED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO HIGH LIFE BY THE CITY SCHOOL ADMINISTEATION
, MR .ARCHER ENTERTAINS
NEW TEACHERS AND MANY
LEADING CITIZENS OF CITY
i STUNTS GIVEN BY SCHOOL
Tuesday, Nov. 28, Mr. Archer
was host at a very delightful dinner, I
honoring the new members of the
Greensboro teaching corps. Those
enjoying his hospitality numbered
one hundred and thirty and includ
ed many prominent Greensboro men
m and patrons of the school,
r After an informal reception the
guests assembled in the cafeteria
which was artistically decorated with
narcissus, clovers and autumn
leaves. Here Mrs. Comer, assisted
Z by some of the H. S. girls, served
j the following menu:—Fruit cocktail,
turkey, creamed potatoes, peas, cel
ery, hot rolls, perfection salad,
cream and cake, coffee.
Between courses the various
schools presented “stunts,” both
clever and amusing. The Lindsay
Street school deserves special men
tion as having the most original
stunt of all, showing real genius
and “pep.” At the close of the
Z evening Mr. Wilkins, Mr. Broad-
hurst and Mr. Norman Wills spoke
briefly but interestingly, each ex
tending to the new teachers a
cordial welcome to Greensboro,
jlj To Mr. Archer and to those
teachers who assisted in making the
evening a success, the new teachers
would express their most sincere
'Z The Meaning of Nov. 11 to
People of the United States.
To many mothers and fathers of
the United States Nov. 11 has a
very deep meaning. It brings back
memories of sons they gave for
their country. To others it has the
meaning of the end of the world
war in which many died. Still,
many do not seem to know what it
means. They think of it as a holi
day in which to have a good time,
not to honor the dead or even the
y living, some of whom have lost
^ limbs for their country.
—Edwin Louis, Grade 6 B
The Spring Street World
This is a day of improvement.
If you doubt it, make us a visit. To
stand still is too fatal, except when
you are lined up for your turn at
some special activity, then it may be
fatal to be too progressive.
If you had visited us last week,
you would have noticed many tags
attached to buttons, fluttering in the
air. Why? Better Speech Week
was evoking earnest attention to
their neighbor’s choice of English
and in many cases, their own.
Manv times daily did hands shoot
i:p, and this request be made: “Miss
—is it correct to say Gimme’”?
“Miss—he said ain’t” Many times
was the tea- ehr called upon to de
cide whether or not got was cor
rectly used. If they can be induced
to institute a Better Speech cam
paign with themselves as the persons
criticised the results will be far
reaching. On the last day of
that memorable week Miss Phillips’
grade presented in a most admirable
manner a play in which the parts
of speech came out of the pages
of the grammar and lived and walk
ed about. Dictionary. Pre Position,
Con Junction. Inter Jection, etc.,
presented and explained their claims
to attention and what valuable ser-
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RESPECT THE FLAG!
When you see the Stars and Stripes displayed, son, stand up and take off your hat.
Sombody may titter. It is in the blood of some to deride all expression of noble sentiment.
You may blaspheme in the street and stagger drunken in public places, and the bystanders
will not pay much attention to you, but if you should get down on your knees and pray to
Almighty God, or if you should stand bareheaded while a company of old soldiers
marches by with flags to the breeze, most people will think you are showing off.
But don’t you mind! When Old Glory comes along, salute, and let them think what
they please! When the band plays The Star Spangled Banner in a restaurant or hotel din
ing room, get up, even if you rise alone; Stand there, and don’t be ashamed of it, either.
Don’t be ashamed when your throat chokes and the tears come when you see the flag
flying from the masts of our ships on the great seas or floating from every flagstaff of the
Republic. You will never have a worthier emotion. For of all the signs and symbols
since the world began there is none so full of meaning as the flag of this country.
Other flags mean a glorious past; this flag means a glorious future. It is not so much
the flag of our fathers as it is the flag of our children, and of countless children yet unborn.
It is not the flag of your! king; it is the flag of yourself and nieghbors.
Your flag stands for humanity, for an equal opportunity to all the sons of men. Of
course, we have not yet arrived at that goal; injustice still dwells among us; senseless
and cruel customs of the past still cling to us, but the flag leads the way to righting the
wrongs of men.
Our flag is the world’s symbol of liberty. That piece of red, white, and blue bunting
means five thousand years of struggle upwards. It is the full-grown flower of generations
fighting for liberty. It is the century plant of human hope in bloom.—Alvin M. Owsley, of
Texas, Atnericanism Commission, American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Within a short time now the play
field of the Asheboro Street School
promises to be one of the most
attractive ones in the city. The con
tractors are busily engaged in exca
vating the foundations for the new
building at this point and this dirt
is being carried over to the new
field so that within a short time
the culvert which was completed
last summer will be completely
covered over, and a field approxi
mately 200 by 350 will be in
readiness for the children at this
Within a short time, too, three
or four beautiful tennis courts will
have been made on the grounds
at the Asbhoro Street School, and
an athletic association will doubt
less see that these grounds are
thoroughly equipped not only with
a good type of fence but with nets
and rackets and other equipment.
NEW LIBRARY BOOKS
FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL
In the “Stranger People’s” Coun
Abner Daniel—Will H. Harben
The Story of the Other Wise Man
and The Mansion—Henry Van Dyke
A-B-C of Good Form—Seymour
A Virginia Cavalier— Molly
Acres of Diamonds—Conwell
May Iverson—Her Book—Eliza
American Football—Charles D.
Harper’s Guide to Wild Flowers.
My Literary Passions—William
Stories of the Gorilla Country—
Paul Du Chaillu
The County of the Dwarfs—Paul
On Track and Diamond—Har
per’s Athletic Series
Old Chester Tales—Margaret De
• The Nerve of Foley—Spearman
The Man from Home—Tarkington
The Servant in the House—Ken
The Boy’s Life of Edison—Mead-
Monologues—Mav Isabel Fisk
AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL WEEK
The President of the United States
has issued a proclamation urging
that the week of December 3-9,
inclusive, be set aside for special
observance as American Education
Week. The American Legion and
the City School authorities are
planning to co-operate in the ob
servance of this week. The idea
of the committee is that patriotism
and civic righteousness should be
stressed at this time. With this
end in view a number of the tal
ented members of the American
Legion have undertaken to make
talks on these two subjects through
out the schools of the City.
Mr. Herbert W. Park, Physical
Director of the City Schools, is
planning an educational Field Day
celebration as a part of this pro
gram urged by the President. Mr.
Park reports that they will meet on
the Y. M. C. A. Field on December
9th. and everything promises to be
Arrangments have just been com
pleted with Mrs. Jesse Alderman
by means of which the second year
class in violin will be afforded
lessons beginning after the Thamks-
giving holidays. There are already
19 enrolled in this class. This
does not include any who are at
present attending high school. If
a schedule can be arranged, a high
school class will also be arranged
LINDSAY STREET NEWS
Ms. Wyche Speaks on Palestine
Better Speech Week
On Friday we had a very in
teresting chapel period. Mrs. J. E.
Wyche, who lived in Palestine
twelve years, told of and illustrated
some experiences she had while
in that country. Among other
things she told of the weddings,
homes, languages, costumes, and
deaths, of the native people. The
program was ended by the school
singing America the Beautiful.
Better Speech Week
We did not receive our white
tags until Tuesday, but then the
fast speaking people began speak
ing slowly, and the slowly speak
ing people began speaking even
more slowly. During the day we
became so uproarious with “Give
me your tag’s” that one teacher
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Code of Morals for Children.
William J. Hutchins
(The editors of High Life consider
these principles of Mr. Hutchins so
worth while that we are printing in
two issues of High Life the ten laws
of the Children’s Code. The others
will appear in the next issue.
THE CHILDREN’S CODE
Boys and girls who are good Amer
icans try to become strong and use
ful that our country may become
ever greater and better. Therefore
they obey the laws of right living
which the best Americans have al
The first law is
The Law of Health
The Good American Tries to Gain
and to Keep Perfect Health.
The welfare of our country de
pends upon those who* try to be
physically fit for their daily work.
1. I will keep my clothes, my body
and my mind clean.
2. I will avoid those habits which
would harm me, and will make and
never break those habits which will
3. I will try to take such food,
sleep and exercise as will keep me
in perfect health.
The second law is
The Law of Self Control
The Good American Controls Him
Those who best control themselves
can best ser^e their country.
1. I will control my tongue, and
will not allow it to speak mean, vul
gar or profane words.
2. I will control my temper, and
will not get angry when people or
things displease me.
3. I will control my thoughts, and
will not allow a foolish wish to spoil
a wise purpose.
The third law is
The Law of Self-Reliance
The Good American is Self-Re
Self-conceit is silly, but self-re
liance is necessary to boys and girls
who would be strong and useful.
1. I will gladly listen to the ad
vice of older and wiser people, but
I will learn to think for myself,
choose for myself, act for myself.
2. I will not be afraid of being
3. I will not be afraid of doing
right when the crowd does wrong.
The fourth la w is
The Law of Reliability
The good American is Reliable.
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MR. RROADHURST SPEAKS
OF NEW HIGH SCHOOL
At the meeting of the Parent-
Teachers’ Association on Wednesday
Nov. 22, at the High School, Mr.
E. D. Broadhurst talked quite in
terestingly of the plans for the new
High School. He spoke with in
timate knowledge of school life
and work, saying that he consid
ered the school system a bureau of
child welfare, the first duty of which
is to keep the child in good
health. Now with a doctor of
public health, school nurses, a free
dental clinic, the needs of the in
dividual child are being cared for.
With this ideal in mind—the wel
fare of the child—the school board
has proceeded with the building
program. It was thought best to
rehabilitate the buildings we already
had; to begin by providing better
accommodations for the children in
the lower grades, thus laying a
foundation and working upward.
The Board considered that it could
do better for the children by re
lieving the crowded conditions in
the grades than by placing one
building somewhere for one group.
In accordance with this plan
houses have been placed where the
need was greatest. The activities
on the Ashboro, West Lee, and
Cypress grounds—in every section
of the city bear witness to this
farseeing aim. These buildings
will be modern in every way—not
finished but constructed in such
a way that they may be added to.,
Mr. Broadhurst spoke depreciatingly
of a finished product, whether it
be church, school or life. It is a
dead thing—utterly ended.
For the new High School the
plan is to buy 15 or 20 acres
facing North Mendenhall and
running back of the homes on West
Market Street. This location is
high and is excellently suited for
High School purposes. Almost an
amphitheatre is possible for athletic
work at small expense. This loca
tion has been approved by the ex
perts who have studied population
data closely—in fact, it is the most
logical spot to get sufficient ground
for a modern High School plant.
The proposed building will ac
commodate from 1200 to 1500
pupils offering all that modern
high school demands require.
Within the last 108 years there
has been spent in Greensboro
only $125,000 for education. An
attempt is being made to atone
up for “the years that the locust
Parents and teachers were asked
to be patient and help these men
who are rendering such a public
service, remembering that criticism,
a strong and worthy weapeon,
should be tempered with love and
REPORT OF ADSENCES
The end of the third school
month discloses the following facts
concerning our high school boys
Absences: Boys 189, Girls 295.
Of this number 31 were un
excused, boys 17, girls 14.
Tardies (not counting those to
classes) boys 41, girls 27. Total
Sick slips issued: Boys 32, girls
40. Total 72.