PUBLISHED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO HIGH LIFE BY THE CITY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
PRE-REDljlSITES OF SUCCESS
Mr. J. Norman Wills writes-: “Af*
ter all, I believe that the secret of
success is to be found in doing com
monplace things with faithful care,
and it is well that this is so, for this
really places success, according to
the measure of his ability, within
the reach ©f everyone.
“May 1 say first, that i believe
that ihfe is the day of opiportunity.
DouMfess there are those who think
that the day of the g-reatest op
portunity has passed,—-that it exist
ed when real estate on Elm Street
^ffas sold at one hundred dollars
jper foot, and when the foundation
'of prosperous business institutions
'was laid. The tmth is, that there
:are many business men in Greensbo
ro that realize thftt their days of
activity are mmnbered, and they
would gladly welcome men of the
right type, whom they could train
to assume the riesponsibiUty which
they must sooner*or later lay down.
“Regarding :any applicant for *
position, I -would ask myself the'
“First: Has he brains? Any large
business can use a certam nuniher
of ‘dummies,’ hut not for positions
of great responsibility.
“Sedond:: Ithe honest? My esgieii-
ence has 'taught me that instances of
dishoiraeSly are of more frequcasit toc-
currence 'than I had at one time
supposed. This, of coarse, as ide-
piorabHe. Tt' should not be fhan^ht,
how'ever, ‘that dishonesty csansists
merely *^01 ithe misappropriatiDn of
funds ®r .df "goods entrusted to -.one’s
care. There is a great deal of
dishmeSt.y in the matter itime.
A ns-am -eb fdishonest when he (floes a
piece ©f \work in a slovenly way,—
here we might quote the inmiortal
advice (.of (did Polonius: ^ihine
own self be true, and it shairi fol
low as ‘the night the d^, thou
cansl Trot'.then be false to aaayrman.
“ThinflirTs’he industrious? in spite
of adding machines and inoaaycDther
kinds -of machines, there ;is no
substitute Tm- hard work, acdd the
hardes't work of all is thanking
through problems and ®oing
promptly disagreeable tasks.
“Fourda:: Has he imaginalson? I
once wrote one of the most pr om
inent Bank "Presidents in New York
concerning a business man of mature
age. who hatl referred to him, and
who wished to become associated
with us. He spoke favorably of
him, but concluded,—“I do not
think he has much imagination.”
This mav seem to be a gift or a
characteristic foreign to business,
but no man r^'er made progress
without it. It requires no imagi
nation for a man to stand behind
a counter and wait on people as
they come in, giving them what
they ask for, but to “visualize” the
situation of the customer, to suggest
other goods, in addition to those
called for, that he may need, does
require imagination. It does require
imagination to see what his business
may become—in other words, to
have a vision of future greatness
and to work toward that end.”
A SEARCHING SET OF EXAMINATION QUESTIONS?
By HENRY LOUIS SMITH
1, Are you man enough to get up promptly every morning, get to your meals and to school
on time every day, and go to bed at a fixed hour every night, all of your own initiative, with
out a word of reminder from anybody?
2, Are vou man enough to go off by yourself every day and study all of your lessons till
yon know them, without having any one tell you to get to work,
3. Ane you man enough to carry loose change in your pocket without spending it?
4. Are you man enough, when another's answer is in easy reach, to fail on an examination
rather than obtain unlawful aid?
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, WHAT IS YOUR GRADE?
ilFENSBORO HIGH MORALE
Friends and visitois who observe
fe High School ci'osely have ooin-
imented very favorably upon the fine
liitlitude, spirit, and atmosphere of
ithe student body. A few moments
fspent in the hallways of any school,
serve as a meaaits of c^witact with
the real school life. If there is
something low and mean in the
group, it asserts hself in the mo
ments of relaxation from -class dis
cipline. On the ‘Other hand a
spirit of fine lliiber.ty amd wholesome
loyalty can Ibe felt just as keenly.
The Greensb83>ro High .School is
more than fbittunate in having a
student m«nale >th£tt: in^presses even
the stranger -in his passing. At the
same time this cen^itutes a big
responsibai^y lUtpon ithe ramk and
file to keep the .sjindt hne.
The ai«3i% io vconduct :a game'
with a vising teimi withoiit jeers
and horse play of various csorts js
another evMeiK^e (oF .something to 'be
proud of. CePtaihly the studeitts
of Grcen^opo .High :SGh®ol will;
never lowor the high .standard -of
sportsmansiuTp heid by the present
group. Gesoer.ous iajpplause and siip-
porl of the home team as A^ery ffle-
sirable and -stouLfl Ibe enoouragefl.
Personal lha-usts £tt memhea-s of .a
visiting leaan '.or att ;a .referee ar^e
; ot Greaisi)or.o ;traiK&.
Numerous comments :haa« been
made upon ^s fine studeilt morale.
Students, hold high y^cmir hoBor and
your well earned repoataliojL
THE HABIT Of STUDY
ITEMS FROM LIHDSAY
Palmer Methods Awards
Leonard'. “Please go riding with
Mary Cothran: “I don’t want to
go without a chaperone.”
Leonard: “But w’e won’t need
Mary C: “Then, I don’t want
All this year the sixth' and
seventh grades have been working
very hard for awards in Palmer
Writing. In these grades there have
been the following awards received:
36 buttons, 27 Progress Pins, 35
iinprovement Certificates, and 6 Fi
nal Certificates. Since the last drills
barve been heard from, everyone
has been using muscular movement
during every period of the day, look
ing towards further awards. This is
a record of which every member,
of those two grades should be
—Clara Corbin, 7A-1
* * *
On Tuesday, the twenty-third, our
seventh grade of Lindsay school,
had a debate. The query for dis
cussion was, “Resolved that the ef
fects of the .American Revolution
(Continued on page 2)
The habit of study is of primary
importance. It mu^ be developed
oarefuUy. The following sugges
tions may assi^ you in getting
your child to study effectively and
thus avoid failure:
1, From the habit of studying
the lesson in any subject in the
sai«e place and at the same time
each day. This will be difl&cull
at first, but it will soon become
.2. .Have proper study conditions
a;nd equipment,—a quiet -room not
Aoo warm, good light, straight chair
and table, the necessary books, tools
3. Study independenitly. Do your
•own work and use your own judg-
iment; for help only when you
(canncit proceed without it; develop
ability to think for yourself, and
the .wUl-power and .self reliance
essential to success.
4. Aiaan^ your laSk economical
ly; study those .subjects requiring
(ciiose .iflltention; like reading, first;
and those in which concentration
!is easier, like written work, later.
'5. Begin work piuamptly, without
lounging or waste of time. Assume
an attitude of attention; it will help
you to get intereskefl lin the work fi
band ; when you are actually tired,
exercise a moment -or change to
a different type of work.
6. Hold yourself to the task in
hand. You cannot Study one minute
and then gaze out of the window a
minute or think aboTiEt other pupils
and accom^plish much.
7. Be cikear on the assignment and
the form in which it is to be pre-
SKuted. In class, lake notes when
the assignment is made. When in
doubt, consult a teacher.
8. Use all material aids available
—index, appendix, notes, vocabula
ry, maps, and illustrations, both in
your textbook and in other books
9. Parents should watch the fol
lowing vital matters:—
1. Physical condition of child.
2, attendance, 3, associates; 4,
—G. B. Phillips, Principal.
NOTES FROM WEST LEE STREET
Mr. Jennings: Who made the first
Fatty Jackson: “Why, Paul Re
vere, of course.”
“It’s really awfully late, Ikey.”
“Yes, Marjorie, I s’pose I ought
Father, (from head of stairs):
“That’s the first sensible thing I’ve
heard this evening.”
Program Feb. 15, 1923.
1. Song by class—Ho, For Car
2. Reading by Louise Roach
3. Duet by Harlon Phelps and
4. Jokes by Harry Thompson
5. Story—Paul Jones
6. Can you imagine? by Annie
7. Piano Solo by Annie Hardie.
8. Debate—Resolved, That Stu
dent government should be estab
lished in West Lee Grammar School.
Affirmative: William Teague,
Negative: Edith Carlyle, Mentori-
Piano Solo—Mae S. Stock.
Pleasant Recollections of a Rainy
I was spending the day at my
grandmother’s. After I had been
there half an hour it started raining.
Grandmother asked me if I wanted
to play in the attic with Louise,
a little girl who lived close by.
Of course I said, “yes” because
it was the joy of my life to dress
in the old dresses there.
We were soon playing in the atic.
Each of us had a large trunk for
a home. The dresses we had were
very old. I was “Miss Smith” and
she was “Miss Jones.” We had been
playing about an hour, when I went
to see Miss Jones, and found her
trunk was locked. I searched every
where but could not find her. Then
I thought I heard some one speak
ing so I went back to the trunk.
J knew at once where she was. Now
I ran to grandmother and told her
that Louise had fallen in the trunk
and it was locked. Grandmother
said she had forgotten that this
trunk had a spring lock. Soon we
had a carpenter sawing a place in
the side. She was out in a minute
but very weak because there was
not much air in the trunk. Grandma
then took us down stairs and gave
us a glass of milk and some cookies.
So this ended our play in the
—Ruth Lewis, Grade 7A.
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The Joy of a Rainy Day
Why do some children find fun
in a rainy day? When a rainy day
comes the children sometimes go
into the loft or up stairs. They
play hide-and-seek. And sometimes
they put on old clothes and play
mother-and-children. Mother is gen
erally sewing or darning stockings
or playing games with the children.
When it is raining the children put
TO HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPALS
Greensboro, N. C. Feb. 27, 1923.
Quite a number of us feel that
the StateTrack Meet at Chapel Hill
comes so early in the season, that
it is not as good as it might be at
a later date,—consequently, plans
have been suggested for holding a
later Meet in addition to the State
At the recent conference of the
representative of the Western Bas
ketball teams in Grreeiisboro, ten of
these representatives agreed to send
contestants to a Meet in Geernsboro.
With this as a basis, the following
plan has been worked out. The
Civitan Club of the city will spon
sor the Meet which will be held
at the Fair Grounds in Greensboro
at 2:30 p. m. on Saturday, May 5th,
for all public High Schools of the
Western section of North Carolina.
Thirteen events will be held with
appropriate trophies for each event.
Each school may enter two men for
each event. If a sufficient number
of schools is interested, a Tennis
Tournament will be held Friday af
ternoon and Saturday morning. The
finals must be held before 1 o’clock
Following the Meet, a Banquet
will be held for all contestants
and coaches. At this time, the
trophies will be awarded with prop
Up to the present time, track
work has not received the amount
of interest it should have had. It
should be the purpose of each
school of North Carolina to pro
mote in every way this very fine
Please notify the Committee at
once, on the enclosed postal card,
as to whether or not you will enter
a team in the Track Meet and the
number of entry blanks you will
Please indicate, also, your desires
regarding the Tennis Tournament.
A reply at once will be necess.iry.
Mail it to any member of the Com
G. B. Phillips, Chairman Civitan
J. M. McFadden, Chairman High
C. W. Phillips, Treasurer High
on old clothes and go out doors
and stand in the rain for a shower
bath. They like to paddle in the
mud and water. My, but some chil
dren have a good time on a rainy
—Elizabeth Jones, Grade 7A.
* 5iC Tic
A Little Snow Fairy
One day as I was out playing,
I felt something fall on my ear.
I looked up and something said to
me, “I am a little snow fairy. I
came from fairy land where all the
snow is. Every winter I come down
to see each little girl and boy.
When the sun comes out it melts
me, and I go back to fairy snow-
—^May Phelps. 5A.
Miss Colvin: “Charles, if you
don’t behave yourself, I will send
vou to Mr. Phillip’s office.”
Charles Crawford: “Well. Miss
Colvin, I stay in there more than
Mr. Phillips does any way. Every
body thinks it is my office.”