BETTER SPEECH CONTEST
The judges of the Better Speech
themes found the contributions, as
a whole, so good that it was very
hard for them to decide upon the
ones to go in High Life. After
careful consideration and exam
ination, however, they decided
that “One Sad Day,” by Mary
McLeod, was the winner, and that
“Ten Little Miss Takes,” by Dor
othy Satterfield, was the close sec
ONE SAD DAY
“Stop! you’re' arrested for abus
ing the English Language!”
This sad statement fell on the
ears of a poor victim who had
wandered, unknowingly, in the halls
of G. H. S. Looking up meekly,
he saw two fierce eyes fastened on
“Why, what have I done?” he
“You said, T ain’t got none,’
therefore misrepresenting our lan
guage,” was the reply.
“WTiat must I do?” he inquired.
“Do? Why, there’s nothing to
do. You are arrested and you must
hand over your Good English Tag.
I am letting you olf easy, at that.
The next time you are caught, you
will have to be taken up before the
Much relieved, the new-comer
wandered off. If he only knew
what faced him, he would not be
walking so calmly.
“Have you got your Algebra ”
he asked of someone.
“Oh, give me your tag! You said
“Have you got?” the person cried.
Smiling to himself he replied
rather ‘saucily, “I haven’t any,”
■‘What! You haven’t a tag? Well,
that means that someone has already
taken it and, as this is your second
offense I must take you up before
the English Council. Come with
Bewildered, he followed the
speaker to a little room, in which
sat several people conversing on
the evils of poor English. They
looked up as our hero and his
captor entered. “Who is this?”
“Your honor, he has abused the
English Language twice today and
I felt that I should bring him before
“Indeed, I should think you
would,” said one of the council.
Then, turning to the prisoner, she
asked. “Do you mean to tell me
>ou have abused our Honorable
Laniruage, twice today? Have you
nothing to say for yourself?”
“Your honor,” was the solemn
reply, “I was walking peacefully
down the hall of this school when
someone stopped me and took my
Lag for speaking incorrectly. T
wandered on a bit farther and the
next thing I knew—well, I was
here, your honor, I have nothing to
say except I have been wronged.
I know nothing of what all this
“Hear, hear,” was the warning
reply. “You know nothing of what
it all means? Well, you will soon
find out. What, pray tell, did you
say, that these uncouth people
should arrest you?” she continued
■* T aint got none’ and ‘Have
you got?” he replied sadly.
“And yet you say you have been
wronged?” she asked wrathfully.
“The jury will please retire.”
For ten long minutes the captive
waited nervously. Then the jury
re-entered with the verdict “Guilty,”
"Ten days in the tardy room,”
the judge said.
The last of the horrible ten days
our hero came out of-the tardy
room, a sadder, but wiser boy.
TEN LITTLE “MISS TAKES”
Ten little “Miss Takes” going out
“Ain’t” choked her little self, and
then there were nine.
Nine little “Miss Takes” crying at
“I seen” cried herself away, and
then there were eight.
Eight little “Miss Takes” left until
“I have saw” overslept herself, and
there were seven.
Seven little “Miss Takes” cutting
“She don’t” chopp’d herself in
halves and then there were six.
Six little “Miss Takes” playing with ;
a hive, !
A bumble bee killed “Done Gone,” '
and then there were five.
College Station, Raleigh, N. C.;
“The Davenport Weekly Record”—
Davenport College for Young Wom
en, Lenior, N. C.; “The Knox Stu
dent”—Knox College, Galesburg,
III.; “The “C. G.”—Fishburne
Military School—Waynesboro, Va.;
“The Wake Forest Student”—Wake
Forest College, Wake Forest, N. C.:
“N. C. Rural Life”— N. C. State
College,—Raleigh, N. C.
B. L. Ferree.
Five little “Miss Takes
“Wuz” got in for chancery, and then
then were four.
Four little “Miss Takes” going out
A red herring swallow’d “Tain’t,
and then there were three.
Three little “Miss Takes” walking
in the zoo.
A big bear cuddled “I got,” and
then there were two.
Two little “Miss Takes” sitting in
“Have you got” frizzled up, and
then there was one.
One little “Miss Take” living all |
“I done” married, and then there!
were none. |
By Dorothy Satterfield.
Wanted—a boy that is honest and
And a boy that wants to work.
We care not to disgrace our place,
By a boy who is ready to shirk.
Wanted—a boy that is kind to old
And helpful to father and mother.
One that is nice to little folks,
And pleasant to sister and brother.
Wanted—a boy you can tie to.
And a boy that knows not awry.
But a boy that you can depend on.
And knows the word try.
—Harold T. Lashley.
In our exchange column, for this
edition of High Life, we are pleased
to acknowledge the following high
“The Advocate”— Lincoln, Nebr.
“Manual Arts Weekly”—Los An
geles. Cal. “The Tatler”—Boys’ High
School, Atlanta, Ga.; “Gold and
Black”—Concord, N. C.; “The For
ester”-—Forest City, N. C.; “The
Pointer”—High Point, N. C.; “The
Habit”—Salina, Kans.; “The Rail-
Splitter”— Salina, Kans.; “The
North Little Rock Hi-Comet”—
North Little Rock, Ark.; “The Gra
ham Cracker”—Graham, N. C.; “Hi-
Life”—Ashland, Ky.; “The West-
port Crier”—Kansas City, Mo.;
“The Winooski High School Ban
ner”—Winooski, Vermont; “The
Tattler”—Oxford, N. C.; “The
Knowledge Hill Echo”— Frank
lin, N. C.; “Pep”—Greer, S
C.: “The Booster”—East Jr. High
School, Sioux City, la.; “The Ta
ler"—West Technical High School,
Cleveland, Ohio; “Burlington High
School Register,” Burlington, Vt.;
‘‘The Nautilus”—Greenville, S. C.;
"The Beator News”—Mobile, Ala.
We are greatly pleased to be
..umbered among the exchanges of
seme of our leading colleges, and
-onsider it an honor to be thus listed.
We have received the following col
lege exchanges; “Tar Heel” —Chap
el Hill, N. C.; “The Twig”—Mere
dith College, Raleigh, N. C.; “The
Furman Hornet”—Furman Universi
ty. Greenville, S. C.; “The Ring-
Tum-Phi”—W. & L. U., Lexington.
\ a.;"The Davidsonian’’—Davidson
College, Davidson, N. C.; “The
j Technician”—State College, State
A sparrow flew in at the window,
And decided to stay awhile,
And see if the Freshmen did
With a black, dark scowl or a
He caused a lot of confusion,
Serenly unconscious was he,
That he was the cause of the
The cause of the laughter and
Said Miss Killingworth to her
“The bird’s behavior is fine.
It outshines the way you are acting,
Like a dollar outshines a dime.”
On his perch on top of the door.
He uttered no word out loud.
What do you suppose he was think-
Of our disorderly crowd?
Then out of the window he flew,
When his visit through he’d
Ard we knew he was not a Fresh
From the lack of fuss he made.
CAN you IMAGINE?
Lottie: Not relating the latest
Carlotta: Without a letter from'
Thelma: Missing a football game?
.Lilian J.: Absent from a com-I
mittee meeting? !
Clarence H.: Without his “skeet-'
Leonard T.: Finding his “perfect-'
ly good compass” '
Howard C.: Agreeing with any
Freddie T.: Not having a date ‘
“Hec” Clapp: Without her chew
ing gum? '
Mr. Wells: Off hall duty
Miss Summerell: Losing her tem
Norman Cooper: Missing a show'
at the National?
Mr. McFadden: Not smiling? '
Wiley: Not praising “Bus”? i
Margaret Barnes: Without Car-
Hal Grantham: With a hair cut? I
Louise Smith: Being pessimistic? .
“Willie” Green: Bad-natured?
Eliz. Simpson: Getting less than
Mr. Barton: Not announcing a
, meeting of the stringers? i
North Carolina College for Women
An A-1 Grrade College Maintained by North Car
olina for the Education of the Women of the State
The institution includes the following divisions:
1st—The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which is com
(a) The Faculty of Languages.
(b) The.Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences.
(c) The Faculty of the Social Sciences.
2nd—The School of Education.
3rd—The School of Home Economics.
4th—The School of Music.
The equipment is modern in every respect, including furnished
dormitories, library, laboratories, literary society halls, gymna
sium, athletic grounds. Teacher Training School, music rooms.
The first semester begiqs in September, the second semester in
February, and the summer term in June. For catalogue and other
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