Palmer Awards Asheboro Street
Ruby Lee Anderson
SCHOLARSHIP LIST FOR FEB,
ASHEBORO ST. SCHOOL
1. Hazel Allred
2. Bernice Apple
3. Elizabeth Brown
4. Nancy Johnson
5. Nell Thurman
6. Mary Jane Wharton
7. Bob Cavaness
8 B 1
1. Ernest Scarboro
1. Louise Robins
2. Arthur Campbell
3. Harry Lloyd
4. Carlton Wilder
7 A 1
1. Richard Burroughs
1. Dillard McGlamery
2. James Stewart
3. Lois Freeland
4. Margaret Freeland
5. Margaret Davant
1. Annie Cagle
2. Daphine Hunt
4. Leland Whittle
5. John Foster
1. Louis Dicks
2. Francis Murchison
3. Amos Hudson
4. Virginia Shelton
5. Mable Smith.
1. Fred Sullivan
2. Elizabeth Dixon
4. Helen Pritchett.
4 A 1. Treva Williams
2. Jack Mundy
3. Elizabeth Ayers
4. Louise Reynolds
5. Garland Whitfield.
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Abraham Lincoln’s Home
Abraham Lincoln’s home was in
Kentucky, not far from Louisville.
It was made of logs. It had one
large room and a loft. They did
not have a wooden floor. It was
heated by a wide open fire place.
It had one door and window which
were covered with skins. The furni
ture was roughly made.
—Brandon Caudle, Grade 4B.
Washington and His Hatchet
One day George Washington’s
father went to the city and brought
him a new hatchet. It was red,
white and blue. He was very proud
of his new hatchet.
One day he was in the orchard
testing out his hatchet. He came
to a little cherry tree. “ “That is
a little tree. It will not hurt if I
take just one whack,” thought
George. So he took his hatchet
and gave it a whack and down
When his father went into the or
chard and found his cherry tree
cut down he said, “George do you
know who cut down my cherry
“I did, father,” answered George.
“I was testing my new hatchet.”
Then his father said, “George,
I will not punish you because you
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David Caldwell, the oldest of the
four sons of Andrew and Martha
Caldwell, was born in Lancastei
county, Pennsylvania, March 22,
1725. We know little of David
Caldwell, save that as a boy he was
apprenticed to a house carpenter,
that he served his apprenticeship
in that business till he was twenty-
one and then he worked four years
for himself at the same trade. When
he was about twenty-five years old
he professed religion, and conceived
a desire to enter the Presbyterian
ministry, and this was the spur
which brought him to seek a clas
sical education. He agreed with
his brother that he would relinquish
all claims on the paternal estate
for money in hand to take him
through college; it is thought he
taught a year before going to the
College of New Jersey, from which
he was graduated in 1761. I
He was thirty-six years old when [
he graduated, and was just entering!
on a man’s career, although he had
been for fifteen years entered on j
man’s estate. When he graduated
he taught for a year; was tutor in •
the college of New Jersey, studying
theology in the meantime, and was
licensed by the Presbytery of New
Brunswick in 1763. He served as
supply in various places, and on
May 16, 1765, was appointed “to
labor at least one whole year as a
missionary in North Carolina.”
He was one of the earliest Pres
byterian missionaries in North Caro
lina. He was present at a meeting
of Hanover Presbytery in June 1766.
He joined that Presbytery, October
11, 1767, and on March 5, 1768,
he was installed at Buffalo as pastor
of the Buffalo and Alamance con
gregations in Guilford County.
In 1766 David Caldwell married
Pacel Craighead, daughter of Rev.
Alexander Craighead, of Mecklen
burg county, North Carolina. To
this union were born eight sons and
a daughter who were all useful cit
izens. Three of the sons became
ministers and one a physician.
David Caldwell began in 1767 a
classical school which continued
many years. The school was one
of the best the state has ever had.
Many of his pupils became eminent
as statesmen, lawyers, judges, phy
sicians, and ministers; some were
congressmen, and five became gove-
nors of states.
David Caldwell died August 25,
1824, at one hundred years of age.
He was buried at Buffalo church
where he had served for sixty years.
Next year the children of South
Greensboro will have the privilege
of attending school in a magnificent
new school building which will bear
the name of David Caldwell. He
justly deserves to have his memory
so honored for he was truly one
of the greatest educators Greensboro
has ever known.
—Blanche Thompson, 7 Al.
CYPRESS STREET SCHOOL
My Little Kitty
I had a little black kitty. I
, did not name him because he did
j not stay there long. My father
; took him off one night while I
was asleep. One day when we
j'went to the store a cat put his
tail around Nance Shaley’s leg. She
I said, “That is my kitty you took
—Yvonne Rumley, Grade 2B
j TRUTHFUL GEORGE
j In the old time garden path they
In days of long ago.
His arm encircled Martha’s waist.
Their steps were staid and slow,
^ Said she, “Pray tell me I implore,
, George Washington confess,
I Have e’er you kissed a girl before?”
Quoth truthful George, “Oh yes.”
They lingered by the lilac tree
And earnestly he said,
“Sweet Widow Curtis, dear to me,
I pray thee let us wed.”
I She shyly shook her silken curls,
“Now George just tell me true
Have you proposed to other girls?”
Quoth truthful George, “A few.”
The twilight shadows fell apace
O’er sweet Virginia’s land.
At Martha’s feet with courtly grace
He knelt and kissed her hand. ,
“My heart is true as stars above.”
Said she, “And is it so
I really am your heart’s first love?”
Quoth truthful George, “Oh no.”
Said Martha, **Then I’ll be your
I cannot fear forsoothe
To trust my happiness and life
To the one who tells the truth.
And when I’m old and toothless
And wearing grandma caps.
You’ll still love me and me alone.”
Quoth truthful George, “Perhaps.”
Program for George Washington’s
Birthday by Fifth and Sixth Grades.
2. Life and character of Wash
3. Reading—Washington’s Birth
4. What Abraham Lincoln thought
5. What George Gordon Byron
thought of Washington
6 Washington, Betsy Ross and the
7. If Washington were here to
8. Washington’s Birthday Party.
9. Song: George Washington.
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The following rhyme was written
by the children of the Third Grade.
George Washington was a truthful
His heart was always full of joy,
At school he played and jumped
And did it better than any one.
When he grew to be a man,
He surveyed a lot of land.
He was a soldier brave and true
He loved the flag, red, white and
He for our country freedom won,
And we will honor George Washing
We’ll love our flag, our country too
And be real honest, brave and true.
The teachers of the school were
entertained by Mrs. S. T. Wyrick
and Mrs. M. R. Banner on Tuesday
afternoon. On Thursday afternoon
Mrs. J. E. Holt entertained. George
Washington favors were used. Both
were entirely delightful occasions.
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were more important than the effects
of the Industrial Revolution.” Both
sides put up a stiff argument but in
the end the affirmative side won.
Those on the winning side were:
Harry Gimp, Claude Kendall, and
'Margeurite Tilley. Qn the oppos
ing side were:—Dion Armfield, Eliz
abeth Wilson and Edward Stainback.
We expect to have many more de
bates and we hope that they will
be as good as this one.
—Winifred Harding, 7A.
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7B-2 Of Lindsay Street School
Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24,
1923, grade 7B-2 was entertained at
an old colonial tea at the First
Presbyterian Church Hut. Historical
contests and old-fashioned games
furnished a large part of the after
noon’s fun. Miss Daniels and Miss ;
Rawls entertained us very delight
fully with music and humorous!
readings. Refreshments carrying out
the idea of the occasion were ■
served. The famous, tifiy silk flags,
were on each plate.
—Margaret Sockwell, 7B. |
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A Scout Demonstration Held In^
Troop twenty held a scout demon- !
strahon in the chapel some days)
ago. Mr. White, the scoutmaster, ex-1
plained the subjects, which were
first Aid and Signaling. Lanier!
Gant gave the emaphoree alphabet,'
and John Mebane sent “Boy Scouts
of America” to Lanier who sent
back “Troop Twenty,” For First
Aid the scouts gave treatment for a
drowning person. The patient was
brought in by Karl Tilley who used !
the Fireman’s Lift. The scouts then
gave artificial respiration by the
Schaffer Method. The patient was
then carried out on a stretcher
made with two poles and two scout
coats. The program was very in
Mr. Burgess Speaks to Seventh
We had a happy surprise on
Monday, February 12. Mr. Bur
gess, the poet from Missouri, came
into Miss Patton’s room and we
had the time of our lives! He kept
us laughing from the time he en
tered the room till he went out. He
told only a few jokes and didn’t
stay long, but every time he open
ed his mouth to speak, we knew
something funny was coming and we
laughed before he had a chance
to say it. We talked about him all
day long, and every time something
was said about him, there was
an uproar of laughter. We hope
he will come back sometime.
The Blind Man
On a bitter winter day
When the snow was on the ground,
I met a poor old blind man,
Stumbling silent on his way.
As I passed him in the city,
A shadow passed me by:
“Cannot I do something
To help make his life worth
Slowly I walked homeward,
The thought upon my mind.
I slept that night, and behold!
An angel whispered: “Be kind
to his poor soul.”
I harkened: and after he had gone
From this world of sorrow below,
Did not God write in his book of
“She helped a poor unfortunate
Miss Patton’s Room Elects
Friday two weeks ago Miss Pat
ton’s seventh grade met to elect
officers for their club. After the
ballot was closed it was found that
Dian Armfield was elected president,
Edgar Kuykendall, vice president,
Mary Lyon Leak, secretary; and
Harry Gump, treasurer. Then we
adjourned to meet again the next
Last Friday the club met, with
Dion Armfield presiding. We had
a very delightful program after
which followed a social hour. We
then adjojurned to meet the next
Friday and vote on class colors and
—Mary Lyon Leak, 7A.
WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN
On Thursday, Feb. 22, a very
interesting program was given by
Mrs. Osment’s history classes.
Grades 49, 5B, 5 A, and 6 B were
The program was as follows:
L Quotations writeen by Wash
ington when thirteen years old.
2. Story of Lincoln, Jack Mandy
3. We have No Washington.—
4. Story of making the first
5. Song—Salute the Flag—By All
6. Important date in Washing
ton’s life. By 5A
7. What Lincoln thought of Wash
ington. By 5A
8. Truthful George—Mary Berry
9. Inscrption on Washington’s
10. The greatness of Lincoln—