PUBLISHED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO HIGH LIFE BY THE CITY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
AN AMERICAN CITIZEN S
I believe that education is the
strong defense of a free nation, and
I that ignorance is a curse to any
people. I believe th®t the free
public-school system of the United
States is the best guarantee of the
rights vouchsafed to us by the Con-
I stitution. I believe, further, that the
j public schools of the land are the
cradle of our democracy, and that
in the classrooms and upon the
playgrounds, where the sons and
daughters of the street sweeper and
railroad magnate, of day laborer
and multi-millionaire, meet upon an
equal footing and stand upon their
own individual merits, the lessons
of democracy and fraternity are best
taught. I believe that the hope
of America is in her youth, and that
the battle ground of the world is
the heart of the child, and that
government fails at its source when
it ceases to make ample provision
for the development and nurture of
its future citizens.
Fred L. Shaw, Superintendent of
Public Instruction of S. Dakota.
Copied from the Detroit Educational
Let Us Not Forget!
Install a basketball goal in your
yard and practice regularly if you
are interested in perfecting your
ability as a basketball player. A
few boys in our school have al
ready completed their goals. Why
Banner Grade in Physical
For the month of March all
grades, 4th through the 8th, have
been working for the pennants in
Physical Training, and again they
have been awarded. All classes
have made marked improvement and
the directors had to check carefully
all details to decide the winners.
After due consideration and testing
Miss Plowden announced Miss Big-
ham’s 7A Grade in Asheboro St.
School the banner grade, and Miss
Southland’s 4th Grade of Asheboro
Street school was given honorary
mention. In Mrs. Park’s schools.
Mr. Looper’s 6th “grade of West Lee
won 1st place and honorary men
tion was given Miss Phillip’s 6th
. Grade at West Lee.
Duriiig tlic next weeek a definite decision must be arrived at concerning
Camp Hicone, since plans have to be made during the months of May and
June looking toward securing the proper type of leadership and the neces
sary camp help. The belief of the Executive Committee of the Camp and
Playground Association is that the work of this camp is exceeedingiy whole
some and worth while tor young boys and young girls between the ages of nine
and fifteen. It is hoped that we can have two camps for boys, but the
campers themselves and their parents must sign up indicating their interest
in the camp and their purpose of patronizing it before any definite arrange
ments can be made.
The older boys and girls in Greensboro may no doubt be interested in other
camp opportunities offered by Miss Olivia Patton’s camp for girls in Frank
lin, North Carolina, Dr. A. P. Kephart’s camp for girls at Yonahlossee, near
Blowing Rock,, N. C., and a camp for boys in which Miss Mta Gressitt is
interested located near Hendersonville, N. C. Of course, there are many
other splendid camps, but w^e should like to see these three patronized liber
ally by the older boys and girls of Greensboro.
The first camp of a Greensboro boy or girl, however, should be Camp
CYPRESS ST. SCHOOL NEWS
Miss Mable Bernard and Fred Mi
chael win First Place in Basket
Ball Goal Shooting Contest
Fourth Grade Baseball
, Our midget teams show spirit
; and “pep.” With very little aid
' from the teachers, fourth grade boys
in the various schools here organ
ized baseball teams and already
'have held inter-school competition.
If other fourth grades care to organ-
/ize, do so at once and Miss Plowden
and Mrs. Park will be glad to
assist them in securing games.
There is no definite schedule
arranged but through the class
teachers. Miss Plowden or Mrs.
Park, eames may be secured with
' other schools.
, Hurrah! We’re Off!
, Baseball teams are whipped into
shape in all grade schools in the
city,, both for boys and girls. A
schedule is planned in which teams
play inter-school games on Wednes
day of each week, ending with a
a championship series in May. Seven
schools are in the league and all
promise to play some “real” ball
during the season.
On Wednesday, March 28th, the
finals of the basketball goal-shooting
contest for the city graded schools
were held. The boys played on the
Y. M. C. A. court, the girls on the
Y. W. C. A. court
Many contestants had been prac
ticing for this big event for a month
or more and after the eliminations
test at each school, 18 boys and
21 girls were left to enter the
finals. The schools represented
were Lindsay, Spring, Asheboro,
Simpson, Cypress, West Lee, and
Fred Michael of Lindsay St.
THE JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
We wish to welcome the Junior
High News, published by the pupils
of Asheboro Street School, into our
company of school publications.
With the group of compelent editors
under the splendid faculty advisers
the success of the project
is assured. We of the High Life
Staff are confident of a better High
school publication when these well-
trained boys and girls come to
high school. Best success to your
The 10-inch Ball
The 10-inch playground ball is a
hard ball, an inch larger in diam- i ready feel
The Aycock School field is being
scraped and rolled ready for base
ball teams. This field will be
used by both the Cypress and
Lindsay Street teams and then there
will be room left for many more,
for it is a spacious athletic field.
The Asheboro Street field is rap
idly developing into shape. A new
backstop is about completed. The
Asheboro Junior High boys are
anxiously looking for games and
will be interested in playing any
of the Senior High class teams.
This is true also of the Junior
High girls’ teams.
The West Lee boys and girls al-
like veterans of the
eter than an Official hard ball, j game as they have been practicing
school won first place among the This is the ball being used in | for quite a few weeks. The fut-
boys—making seven goals out of a the grade school baseball series, ure looks bright for them in the
Harry’s Easter Eggs ....
Harry had a little topknot hen
with yellow legs. One day just
before Easter, Harry went out to
his little hen’s nest. He gave her
orders to lay him one dozen Easter
eggs of every color. Now Harry
began feeding her all different col
ors of corn. But to his surprise
he found only one white egg the
next morning, which was the day
before Easter. Harry was very
much disappointed, but he stroked
her softly and sighed, “I finks she
will do her best.” Easter morning
he hurried to the nest and what do
you suppose he found! There was
a nest full of the most beautiful
eggs he had ever seen so he ran
back to the house as fast as he
could and told his mother over
and over about what a good little
hen he had. His mother looked
very wise but never said anything.
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The horse has sense though he
never will talk,
The mule has sense though he
sometimes will balk,
But now you take the duck and
And I tell you, you will find them
as senseless as men.
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REPORTS OF THIRD GRADE
possible ten and was awarded a for two reasons. First: picture an
basketball jersey donated by the untrained boy at bat. Undoubtedly
Odell Hardware Co. when striking at an official hard ball
The winner of the girls’ division he will step beak thereby missing
was Miss Mabel Bernard of Cypress the ball. The reason for the step-
Street school. Her record was six ping back is fear of the ball hit-
out of the possible ten goals. She ting him. Had this been a play-
was awarded a beautiful bar pin ground ball he would step in to
given by Shiffman’s Jewelry Co. nieet the ball rather than dodge.
This contest is to be held annual- The same thing is true of the man
ly, for such contests should help in fielding the ground ball. A boy
developing good forwards for future "'i^l rather stop than dodge the play-
basketball teams in the schools.
One of our readers has been kind
enough to call our attention to the
fact that the story “Under the
Lash,” published in Lindsay News
column, was not original but a re
production. Upon investigation we
found this to be true. We regret
exceedingly that we did not recog
nize this reproduction before pub
lishing same, and wish to apologize
here for its appearance as original
round ball. This will train the
boy in the correct method of hand
ling both himself and the ball.
Second: At all times it is not
safe to use a regulation hard ball
on the playgrounds, especially when
so many use the play space at one
time. Therefore, it is best to be
consistent and use the 10” play
ground ball as the official ball in
the grade school series.
History Teacher: and now, Elmer,
how many poles are there?
Elmer: They is seventeen lives
next door to us.
the championship series.
Fred Turner is to be Miss Carrie
Phillip’s assistant in coaching base
ball. Saturday morning and after
noon after school finds Fred on
the playground and even though
those reporting are small in size
they will learn some of the fine
points of the game and will soon
be a team that Spring St. will be
South Buffalo and Training
School enter teams in the series
and are the dark horses and lend
an outside interest to the contest.
SIMPSON ST. PUPILS LIKE
The pupils of the first grade,
Miss Graham, teacher, have become
very much interested in picture
study. As one of the results the
following pictures have been pre
sented to the grades by their moth
ers: “Age of Innocence” by Rey
nolds, “The Boy and the Rabbit”
by Raeburn, “Peace” by William
Strutt, and a small copy of one of
Marv Scott Jones
An Egg Hunt
I went on an Easter egg hunt.
I found ten Easter eggs They were
hidden in the field. One I found
was a golden egg. We played
games. We had ice cream. Then
we played one more game. The
lady gave the prize to the one that
got the golden egg. I got the gold
en egg so I got the prize. My sis
ter went with me. I had a good
—Bernice Cohen, Grade 3A.
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A Fishing Trip
Some girls and boys went on a
fishing trip. I was with them. We
had a good time. We fished for
an hour. One girl fell in. We
had lunch. We did not catch
a fish. We ate dinner, then we
played in the sand. We got some
rocks that looked like gold. I
enjoyed the Easter fishing trip.
Joseph Allred, Grade 3A.
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An Easter Egg Hunt
The Saturday before Easter our
Sunday School had an Easter egg
hunt for the little folks. On one
side of the church the big people
looked for eggs and the little peo
ple looked in front of the church.
The little folks had four hundred
candy eggs. Everybody except
me, even little babies, found some
eggs. I looked hard because I
wanted the prize but did not find
an egg. Then we played some. I
had a good time that evening.
—Eunice Barbour, 3A.
An Easter Egg Hunt
Last Easter I went on an Easter
egg hunt. It was at my Sunday
school teacher’s house. She hid
thirty-six eggs and I found the
most of all. I found fifteen of
them. There were six there. They
found different numbers of them.
Then we went in and had some
ice cream and cake. She took
us home in her car. I certainly
did have a good time.
Charles Smith, Grade 3A.