NEWS NOTES FROM ASHEBORO-
PEARSON STREET SCHOOL
Scholarship Roll for November
A1—Hazel Allred, Bernice Ap
ple, Elizabeth Brown, Sara Menden
5B—Frances Nowlan, Page Ker-
nodle, Lawrence Clapp, Lottie Wall,
7B1—Mary Price, Blanche Thomp
son, Arthur Campbell.
4A—Vernon Jordan, Eliz. Dixon
6A’—Fay Bennett, Dillard Mc-
6B—Annie Cagle, Daphine Hunt,
5A—Savanah Cheek, Lewis Dicks,
Roland Whitley, Amos Hudson
Not Blue Monday for Asheboro.
On Monday morning the week was
begun by congratulations from Mr.
Edwards. Greatly to our delight, he
announced that Mary Bledsoe, a
7A pupil of Miss Sheridon’s room,
had won first prize for the seventh
grades in the drawing contest.
The contest was between all the
schools of Grensboro in which each
pupil of the fifth, sixth, and
seventh gr.ades, designed an animal
toy. The best toys from these grades
were chosen to be entered in the
Of all the animals that were en
tered, that planned by Mary Bled
soe, as I have already mentioned
won first prize between the seventh
grades, Robert Ballad of Miss
Bingham’s 7B art class won second,
Charles Wilhelm of Miss Bingham’s
6B art class, won first prize for
the sixth grades, and Frances Nolan
of Miss Holland’s 5B art class won
first prize for the fifth grades. If
the six prizes offered. Asheboro
Street School won four. The
account of the prize winning toys
will be published later in the
Greensboro Daily News.
We Didn’t Forget To Be
On Nov. 27th the boys and girls
of 7B gave the children at the
Children’s Home a candy feast.
Each child at the home received
a pound box of candy by the girls
in those grades, as a Thanksgiving
present. Two representatives were
appointed to secure the names of
the children at the home, and the
packages were all tied separately so
that each child could secure a box
with his very own name on it.
A colection of $3.70, a Thanks
giving offering from the same two
grades, and a number of extra boxes
of candy were turned over to Mrs.
Sterne to be given to the poor.
Better Speech at Asheboro St.
Asheboro Street school observed
the week of November 20th, as
“Better-spee;h Week.” Miss Sheri
dan’s room obtained the greatest
number of tags (194) during the
week. Katherine Murray of 6B
won 32 tags, the greatest number
won by an individual.
Miss Young’s Circus
Last Friday Miss Young’s first
grade children gave a circus in
their room. The children were
dressed to represent different ani
mals. Clown and show folks were
seen as in a real circus. The entire
performance was attractive but the
parade proved to be the most at
tractive feature. The season’s stunts
were performed by the different
groups and were well planned and
quite clever.. Three performances
were given in order that all grades
could attend. An admittance of five
cents was charged and the proceeds
amounted to $17.76, the greatest
part of which will be spent for
books for the new school library.
The rest will be invested for Christ-
n)as gifts for the children at the
Outing for Asheboro-Pearson
The teachers and office force of
Ashboro-Per-cson Street School were
guests at a most enjoyable outing
and camp-supper given Oct. 17th,
in a camping lodge near Guilford
battleground by officers of the Par
ent-Teacher association and by the
grade mothers of the school.
Through the courtesy of Mr. and
Mrs. H. E. Wimbish, the hut,
owned by the North Carolina public
service company, was thrown open
for the occasion. A delightful
dinner was served in the dining
room of the lodge after which a
camp fire was built and the usual
attractions of a camp fire enjoyed.
Asheboro Plays Training School
Asheboro St. School played Nor
mal Training School at Newcomb
on Asheboro’s grounds, Thursday,
Nov. 23. The score stood 101 to 44
in favor of Asheboro at the close
of the game.
We are not particularly proud of
this score, for the larger girls on
the Normal team were absent for
one cause or another and their
team was made up of 6th grade
girls. The Normal team played well,
although I feel sure they were
doubtful of victory when they saw
our team of 6th and 7th grade
girls; and they showed ;^ood
sportsmanship, which is, after all,
the thing which counts far above
the score. We like to play games
with them.—Margaret Lasater.
Last Friday afternoon Miss Sheri
dan’s room, 7A, was granted half
holiday for having 99 per cent
attendance and no tardies during the
month of November. This is the
second time this year we have had
7-B-l Gets Holiday
How wonderful it was to march
out on Friday, November 24th, at
lunch time for a half holiday and
find all the other grades lined up
just outside of the door to give us
a cheer. We had no tardies, and
our class attendance was 97.68
per cent for the month.
Louise Robbins, 7-B-L
WEST LEE ITEMS
The girls’ team of West Lee and
Lindsay Street met on Wednesday
afternoon to play a game of New
comb. West Lee was victorious
over Lindsay by a very close margin
—the score being 12-11. Better
luck next time, Lindsay.
Long time ago when the Indians
lived in this country, the Pilgrims
sailed across the ocean. It was
winter when the Pilgrims got here
and they thought it was the coldest
country they had ever been in.
A lot of them died. At the end of
the first year the Pilgrims wanted
to thank God for keeping so many
of them. They had a feast and
called that day Thanksgiving-day.
We still have Thanksgiving day,
for we want to thank God.—Win
fred Mann, 3B.
lived some people that came across
the ocean. And when the Pilgrims
had been here one year they de
cided they would have a feast. All
the crops had been gathered, they
invited the Indians to come to their
feast. The Pilgrims thanked God
at this feast. Because they started
it, we still have Thanksgiving Day.
—Fred Worth, 3B.
served and each said he had en
joyed my book party. I also enjoy
ed my book party for the children
were so polite and happy.
Maude Hobbs, Grade 6 A
Best poem from 4-4
Oh! the circus it was grand.
The rattling of the band,
The bears and their grunts.
The clowns and their stunts.
The seals were playing ball
The giraffes were long and tall.
There were some pigeons and some
And a couple of funny police.
A Ford blew up and fell apart.
The little dwarfs were very smart.
The monkeys were as funny as could
Altogether, there was more than
one could see.
Oh! the circus day is here!
With lion, tiger, and deer.
With funny clowns and tall giraffe.
All who see them have to laugh.
(Best poem from 7-B.
To be as thrifty as I can,
I save what comes whene’er I can
I take what comes, a penny or more,
And cling to all that’s drifted ashore.
To do my best with what I have
And let that stand the record of my
And then in thrift should I succeed,
I would start teaching others this
CYPRESS STREET SCHOOL
AN ORIGINAL STORY
What Thanksbiving Means to Us
When we think of Thanksgiving
Day our thoughts go back to that
wonderful day when our forefathers
celebrated their first successful har
vest. We generally think of this
da\ as a day when we get all
the good things to eat that we
want, but that is the wrong way to
think of that day. We should all
be thankful to God for the many,
many things He has done for us.
Thanksgiving Day is a day when we
should think of others who are in
want of the necessities of life and
try to divide with them. We should
not only tell people that we are
thankful on that day but we should
live our bves so that others around
us know that we are thankful all
the lime. Thanksgiving Day is c
day just to recall this to our minds
—Cora Swain, Fifth Grade, Cy
press St. School.
LINDSAY STREET NEWS
(Continued from page 1)
had to threaten to take the tags
away from us.
At recess it was almost as bad.
Everyone was saying running, jump
ing, and coming, so that the last
syllable sounded more like ink than
ing, while no one thought of
saying come for came, or dared
breathe an “ain’t.”
Wednesday, being more used to
it, we did not have to be so careful,
and Thursday began with only
good English and tags.—Virginia
Do know why we have Thanks
I will tell you how it first came
to be. A long time ago there
My Book Party
One day I had a book party.
Those invited were: David Copper-
field, Tiny Tim, Oliver Twist, Red
Riding Hood, Rose Red, Rose White,
Freckles, the Girl of the Limber
Lost, Uncle Remus, and Mother
Goose. I invited these because they
are my best book friends.
The children were soon at the
party with Mother Goose and Uncle
Remus. They all sat in a ring
around Uncle Remus while he told
them many tales of Reynard the Fox
and Cotton Tail the Rabbit. Mother
Goose suggested that every one tell
something about his own life and
asked David Copperfield to start.
David told how he had been treated
by his stepfather and why he ran
away from home when his mother
died. Tiny Tim told how his father
had given up hope, when Scrooge
turned over a new leaf, paid his
father better wages and sent him
to the country that he might regain
his health. Oliver Twist told how
he had run away from a school
and walked to London, took the
fever and was brought into a good
home. Red Riding-Hood told of
the wolf that tried to eat her up.
Rose Red and Rose White told
about the bear that turned into a
prince. Freckles told of the birds
he called his chickens. The Girl
of the Limber Lost said how good
her mother was to her, and gave an
account of her first day in a city
school. She also told about the
moths she caught and sold. Mother
Goose told many of the rhymes she
knew and how she came to know
After they were tired listening to
her stories. Mother Goose led them
to the yard where they played
games. They played awhile, then
punch, ice cream and cake were
A Play in Chapel
Carrying out the “Better Speech”
idea. Miss Stout’s sixth grade gave
a play in chapel Wednesday of
Better Speech Week. It was called
“A Play Upon Words.” The char
acters were Patsy, a little school
girl, Dictionary, and the various
parts of speech. Patsy made
friends with the parts of speech,
so that she could recognize them
all, and secure their aid in her
work in English. The play was
a very attractive one, and con
tained a lesson as well.
Lindsay’s Cooking Class.
On Nov. 21, Miss Reynold’s
cooking class from Grade 7B, as
sembled in the cafeteria for their
usual lesson. To our surprise, she
told us we could make cocoa.
After we had taken our recipe, and
made our chocolate, we decided to
surprise our teachers with some.
Two girls brought our grade teach
er, Miss Cothran, down. Mrs.
Knight was lucky enough to be
visiting at the school, and was
invited to join us. Miss Irvin
and Mrs. Hartsell were served in
the office. Our dear English teacher,
Miss Stout, was surprised with a
cup in her room. We all felt very
proud of our teacher and our
class, and hope to become excellent
cooks in the course of the year.
Code of Morals for Children
(Continued from page 1)
Our country grows great and good
as her fellow citizens are able more
fully to trust each other. Therefore:
1. I will be honest, in word and in
act. I will not lie, sneak, nor pretend
nor will I keep the truth from those
who have a right to it.
2. I will not do wrong in the hope
of not being found out. I cannot hide
the truth from myself and cannot of
ten hide it from others.
3. I will not take without permis
sion what does not belong to me.
4. I will do promptly what I have
promised to do. If I have made a
foolish promise, I will at once con
fess my mistake, and I will try to
make good any harm which my mis
take may have caused. I will so
speak and act that people will find
it easier to trust each other.
The fifth law is
The Law of Clean Play
The Good American Plays Fair,
Clean Play increases and trains
one’s strength, and helps one to be
more useful in one’s country. There
1. I will not cheat, nor will I
play for keeps or for money. If I
should not play fair, the loser would
lose the fun of the game, the winner
would lose his self-respect, and the
game itself would become a mean
and often cruel business.
2. I will treat my opponent with
3. If I play in a group game, I
will play, not for my own glory, but
for the success of my team and the
fun of the game.
4. I will be a good loser or a gen
The sixth law is
The Law of Duty
The shirker or the willing idler
lives upon the labor of others, bur
dens others with the work which he
ought to do himself. He harms his
fellow citizens, and so harms his
1. I will try to find out what my
duty is, what I ought to do, whether
it is easy or hard. What I ought to
do I can do.
(Continued in next issue)
Better English Posters
In the hall at Lindsay Street
School there are two excellent
posters, made during “better
speech” week. One of them pictures
a graveyard, showing the graves of
“I done it,” “Ain’t got none,”
and “John he.” The other shows
a fat charmer, leading with his
music the pigs “ain’t,” “donin’,”
etc. These posters have helped us
quite a bit in our struggle for
SPRING STREET NEWS
(Continued from page 1)
vice they were able to render to
those who would dwell in peace and
harmony in Better Speech Street
A prouder and more ambitious
group of boys are seldom seen than
those who compose our newly- form
ed football team, formed of mem
bers of grades 5 and 6. Already
they have tied with one of the high
school teams and are nigh to burst
ing over that fact. They also
defeated Ashboro, in a score of 12
to 7. When they have had a
little more practice and a little more
training by their expert coach, the
best teams of this city and other
cities may well look to their olivo
wreaths for they are destined to
lose them. Our girls, too, have
carried off the honors in one of the
games of Newcomb ball.
Last Friday marked an epoch m
the lives of some grades, for tho)
had earned a half holiday by ^
having had for a month no tardies |\
and 97 per cent attendance. The
pupils of Miss Phillips’ 6B, Miss
Coit’s 5A and Miss Lee’s 2A and
2B were the lucky and happy ones
on that occasion. So of course
they were prompt at school on Mom
day eager to see if every one else
was there and woe be to that
who could not give a first class
reason for being absent! Inciden*.
tally, when they reach the
grade the term “percentage” vriH ^
not need to be introduced to these