Over one hundred girls reported
for folk dancing. Two groups
have been organized. One meets at
the gymnasium of the Greensboro
College on Monday, 3:45 to 4:45,
under the direction of Mrs. H. W.
Park and the other at the Y. W. C.
A. Hut, conducted by Miss Grogan
and Miss Mercer. A series of about
twenty-five lessons will be given in
the course and a girl attending at
least sixty percent of them will
earn twenty points toward her num
eral. Five additional points will
be given for any special work in
which she may take part.
If there is any girl who wishes
to join one of these classes, she
should do so at once and report
to the class which best fits her pro
gram of after school activities.
In the elimination series of the
inter-grade football schedule the
results are as follows: Lindsay de
feated West Lee Street 7-6, Lindsay
defeated Spring Street 7-6, Asheboro
defeated Buffalo 13-0.
Lindsay and Asheboro teams will
now meet for the final game on
the Buffalo field Friday, Dec.
15th, at 4 o’clock.
All the games have been well
played and good spirit and fellow
ship shown throughout. The games
have been referred mainly by
High School faculty members and
students. Much appreciation is ex
pressed for this service rendered.
The inter-school athletic meet to
be held on Dec. 9th on the Y. M.
C. A. field was postponed to Dec.
16th. The classification of entries
is according to weight. Boys 90
lbs. or under may enter a 50 yard
dash or a standing hop-step-jump.
Boys 91 lbs. or over may enter a
potato race or football pass for
distance. An open event will be a
half mile relay run by a team of
four boys. The only high school
event is a 100 yard dash, open to
all. Each school may enter four
boys for one event. An entry fee
of ten cents is charged.
LIFE AT SPRING STREET.
Our students always enjoy fire
drill. Our gong had for several
days refused to join the forces of
the strickers and that form of
diversion could not be enjoyed. So,
one day when the welcomed note
pealed forth, they responded with
alacrity and enthusiasm, and hope
that it will stay on the job perma
For the observance of Thanksgiv
ing season Miss Allen’s 4B grade
had prepared a pleasing little
play, entitled, “Six Little Pilgrim
Maids,” which they rendered with
out a hitch to Miss Coit’s pupils
Miss Clapp’s 4A grade enter
tained the Parent-Teachers’ Associa
tion by presenting a play “Old Ply
mouth Days.” They showed good
training and received their due
measure of praise and they went
home just a little happier than
During Education Week Mr.
Ward, the Boy Scout man, ap
peared before the ' primary grades
and in his own happy manner
spoke to them of such elements of
patriotism as small boys and girls
can comprehend and apply in prac
Rev. G. T. Bond visited the high
grades the next day and charmed
them by his personality and his
message. They listened breathlessly
while he told the story of how
Old Glory saved the life of an
innocent man, a stranger in' a
strange land. History taught in that
way was great fun and they will
eagerly welcome another visit from
that genial gentleman.
We hailed with joy the appear
ance of our new maps of Europe.
How boys and girls do enjoy search
ing for familiar places on the big,
attractive wall maps and globes.
The meaning of war will be just
a bit clearer than it was before.
Preparations for Christmas go on
apace. How all love to sing the
beautiful Christmas carols and to
be “in” Christmas plays. How the
boys and girls did enjoy making
butterflies which will really fly!
How eagerly they watched for per
mission to sail theirs “just once”
By the time you hear from us
next, Christmas of 1922 will be a
part of the past. May we, then,
wish for one and all a Merry
Christmas and a happy and success
ful New Year!
The Story the Holly Told Me,
“Would you know the secret, 0,
That’s ne’er revealed to the careless
Of the symbols borne
On each leaf and thorn
And berry red of my panoply?
“When the time of Christmas bells
And the world resounds with hope
Men seek me out
With a merry shout
And crown me king of the closing
“My secret then I unfold to each
With ears attuned to silent speech.
I tell with pride.
At the Christmas tide.
The truth entrusted me to teach.
“My berries red of the blood He
Who cradled lay in a manger bed.
With passion, blent
With joy for pardon since He bled.
“Replete with hate and beastling
Men wove a crown of the wayside
My numerous darts
This truth imparts.
They speak of the crucifixion morn.
“Eternal life by my living green
Which the Yuletide summons upon
Is brought to mind
And hearts not blind
Of saints and sinners rejoice, I
’Twas thus to me spoke the holly
And my wonder grew that I’d failed
From my early youth
Such wondrous truth
That crowns all Time and Eternity.
By Johnsie Coit, Spring Street
door and were told that there was
no room. Then they went slowly
to a stable and there made ready
for the night. Early the next morn
ing the baby Jesus was born.
Far away on the hills the shep
herds watched their flock. All at
once they saw the angels of the Lord.
The angels sang songs of the baby
Jesus. Wise men from the East
came with gifts of gold and silver
and worshipped at the baby’s feet.
—Mabel Pike, 4B.
The Girl Reserves of West Lee
Street School went down to the Y.
W. C. A. last Friday evening to
spend the evening. Miss Sussdoff and
Mrs. Carr had the hut prepared
for us by having the table set, and
a large fire in the open fire place.
After we had supper we went
in swimming and had a good time
in the water. Miss Boulware, the
leader of the Girl Reserves, Miss
McAuley, and Mrs. Williams went
with us. We had such a good
time we hated to go home.
CYPRESS STREET SCHOOL
Mr. Boren Talks on Education
Mr. Norman Boren was here
Thursday, Dec. 7, to talk to the
children on patriotism and educa
tion. He told us that our flag rep
resented patriotism. He spoke of
the times of the French and Indian
\Xar, when England was ruling our
country, and making people go to
the churches she wanted them to go
to, and even made children go to the
schools she wanted thejn to go to.
Going to school is preparing us for
the future, to be men that are
good in business. He sJd that we
sit in a schoolroom at a desk with
a book before us, but some day
Tvhen we are men some of us will be
sitting in the halls of the legislature
with some bill before us. The
American Flag embodies the hope
of us school children, the hope of
the neople and the hope of the
whole world, to a large extent. You
will be able to mikc much more
money by going tnrough the four
departments of our school, and this
is being patriotic to - ur country
when we try to be educated citi
zens. He gave us an example of
what education can do for a person,
^hen he was down town one day,
he met a street car conductor who
began to speak to him. The con
ductor happened to say that when
he was a little boy he went to school
with another little boy who kept
on through college, but he stopped
after four years, and not being able
to read or write had finally settled
on this position which was barely
making a living for him, while the
boy who went to school and finished
was now a rich banker and made
lots of money. This was a good
lesson for us and it is hoped that
we all profit by this man’s experi-
Asheboro Defeats Buffalo.
Tuesday Asheboro Street school
football team defeated the South
Buffalo team at Buffalo. The score
was thirteen to nothing in favor of
Asheboro. The first touchdown was
made by Austin Comer, the left
halfback, who made a fifty yard
rim to the goal. Soon afterward
Robert Lassiter, the right tackle, in
tercepted a pass and ran forty yards
to the goal. Asheboro has not
shown up very well in the practice
games but is making a better show
ing in the championship games.
—Paul Wimbish, Grade 7A.
An Interesting Debate.
On Wednesday morning Miss
Holloman’s 7A geography class had
a very interesting debate on “Re
solved, That the United States
should give the Philippine Islands
their Independence.” Those repre
senting the affirmative were Hazel
Allred and Bernice Apple; while
the negative side of the question was
upheld by Sarah Mendenhall and
Bob Caveness. The representatives
of the affirmative side gave strong
arguments in defense of their posi
tion. However, after much delibera
tion, the judges, Billy Bivins, Paul
Wimbish and Kennett Blair, decided
in favor of the negative.
On Thursday, Dec. 7th, the Par
ent-Teacher’s Association of Ashebo
ro Pearson School held its regular
monthly meeting in Asheboro school.
In spite of the bad weather the
meeting was well attended and
Miss Sheridan’s 7A grade received
the banner, being represented by
fifteen mothers. Mr. Edwards con
ducted the devotional part of the
meeting and Mr. R. C. Mosley was
the speaker. Misses Alleece Sapp
rnd Eugenia Patterson furnished
the musical part of the program.
—Doroihy King, Grade 7.
There were eighty-two Palmer
buttons won in the fourth and fifth
grades of Asheboro St. School. The
fourth and fifth grades are now
trying for Progress pins. Grade
5A won 27 pins. Grade 5B won
16 pins, Grade 4A won 27 pins.
Grade 4B won 15 pins.
All pupils who received buttons,
and all others who hand in the drills
this week are invited to go with
Miss Holland on a Christmas pic
nic party, Friday afternoon.
-Harold Cone, Fifth Grade.
WEST LEE ITEMS
The Birth of Jesus
In a far country there was a
little village. The streets were
narrow and crowded with people.
There was a large inn there and the
people were making ready for the
No one noticed a man and a wo
man. The woman was on a donkey
and the man was at her side. The
man’s name was Joseph, the wo
man’s was Mary. The man went
up to the inn and knocked at the
NEWS NOTES FROM ASHEBORO
PEARSON STREET SCHOOL
On Tuesday of Educational Week
the 6th and 7th grades at Asheboro
St. School had as their speaker Mr.
R. E. Denny. The boys of the
grades needed no introduction to
Mr. Denny, and his lecture on God
and Country was thoroughly enjoy
ed and appreciated.
On Thursday Mr. R. C. Mosley
visited us twice. In the morning
he gave the upper grades an in
spiring talk on Equality of Oppor
tunity. He spoke again to the Par
ent-Teachers’ Association in the af-
—Alma Wells, 7B1.
Code of Morals for Children
(Continued from last issue.)
The seventh law is
The Lazo of Good Workmanship.
The Good American Tries to do
the Right Thing in the Right Way.
The welfare of our country de
pends upon those who have learned
to do in the right way the things that
ought to be done. Therefore:
1- I will get the best possible ed
ucation, and learn all that I can
from those who have learned to do
the right thing in the right way.
2. I will take an interest in my
work, and will not be satisfied with i
slip.shod and merely passable work
A wheel or a rail or a nail careless-^
ly made may cause the death of hun-1
3 I will try to do the right thing
in the right way, even when no one
else sees or praises, me. But when I
have done my best, I will not envy i
those who have done better, or have
re-ceived larger reward. Envy spoils '
the work and the worker.
The eighth law is |
The Law of Team-Work
The Good American Works in
friendly Co-operation with His Fel-f
One man alone could not build a
city or a great railroad. One man
alone would find it hard to build a
house or a bridge. That I may have
bread, men have sowed and reaped,
men have rriade plows and threshers,
men have built mills and mined coal,
men have made stoves and kept
As we learn better how to work to
gether, the welfare of our country
1. In whatever work I do with
others, I will do my part and will
help others to do their part.
2. I will keep in order the things
which I use in my work. When
things are out of place, they are
often in the way, and sometimes they
are hard to find. Disorder means
confusion, and the waste of time and
3. In all my work with others, I
will be cheerful. Cheerlessness de
presses all the workeres and injures
all the work.
4. When I have received money
for work, I will be neither a miser
nor a spendthrift. I will save or
spend as one of the friendly workers
The ninth law is
The Law of Kindness.
The Good American is Kind.
In America those who are of
different races, colors and conditions
must live together. We are of many
different sorts, but we are one great
people. Every unkindness hurts the
common life, every unkindness helps
the common life. Therefore:
1. I will be kind in all my
thoughts. I will not think myself
above any other boy or girl just be
cause I am of a different race or col
or or condition. I will never de
2. I will be kind in all my speech.
1 will not gossip nor will I speak un
kindly of anyone. Words may wound
3. I will be kind in all my acts.
I will not selfishly insist on having
my own way. I will always be po
lite. Rude people are not good
Americans. I will not trouble un
necessarily those who do work for
I me. I will do my best to prevent
' cruelty, and will give my best help
to those in need of it.
The tenth law is '
The Law of Loyalty.
The Good American is Loyal.
If our America is to become ever
greater and better, her citizens must
be loyal, devotedly faithful, in every
relation of life.
i 1. I will be loyal to my family-
I In loyalty I will gladly obey my par*
' eits or those who are in their place.
II will do my best to help each meni'
her of my family to strength and
2. I will be loyal to my school. In
loyalty I will obey and help other
; pupils to obey those rules which
further the good of all.
3. I will be loyal to my town, my
I state, my country. In loyalty I will
respect and help others to respect
: their laws and their courts of JuS’
' 4. I will be loyal to humanity-
In loyalty I will do my best to help
^ the friendly relations of our country
I with every other country, and to gh®
I to everyone in every land the best
If I try to be loyal to my family
I may be disloyal to my school, I
may be disloyal to my town, state
and country. If I try simply to be
loyal to my town, state and countryi
I may be disloyal to humanity. 1
will try above all things else to be
loyal to humanity; then I shall sure
ly be'loyal to my country, my state
and my town, and my school, and to