Day by day in every way we
realize that we are correctly named.
Springs, you know, are often the
source of great rivers and great river
In justification of the above ebul
lition: In a recent issue of High
Life the Asheboro-Pearson school,
printer a list of seventy-three pu
pils who, up to that time, had re
ceived Palmer honors this year. Of
that list thirty-six went from us last
year. Ihey were our very own.
One-third of the names on the
scholarship list of the seventh and
eighth grades of Asheboro Street
School were ours last year.
Who had the first school paper of
its very own among the grammar
grades? If you’ll read the Spring
Street News you will be informed.
Apropos to the above, it was indeed
an edyfying sight to see at the recent
meeting at the Parent-Teacher As
sociation two small youths take their
seats, armed with pencil and note
books, prepared to report the pro
ceedings of that body. If they
keep on as they have started the
Greensboro News may find trained
material for their staff of reporters
at a later date.
At that meeting Miss Word’s third
grade entertained those presCTit in
a most pleasing manner with songs,
recitations, and folk dancing, the
latter by a group of small boys.
Alma Andrews from the 5B grade
accompanied them on the piano.
We are too busy sawing wood
to stop to relate our doings in
detail, but some day when the trum
pets of OUT sister schools are again
proclaiming the names of those
whom it delights to know we shall
smile and say “Bless you, my
A Great Surprise
The 5B grade of Spring Street
School were very happy one morn
ing when our teacher came back.
She had been away for two months
on account of sickness. To show
our happiness we surprised her
with a bowl of daffodils. We enjoy
her being back so much we try to be
as good as possible.
—Martha Hart, 5B.
How I Spent a Rainy Morning
When I got up this morning and
looked out the window it was rain
ing hard. I put on my clothes,
and went down stairs to see if
breakfast was ready. It was not,
so I went back up stairs and put on
my black and red sweater. Then
breakfast was ready. It was very
good. Then I went to school.
The branch on the way was so
high and swift I could not get
across. I had to go way around
and climb on the side of a coal
car which was on a bridge above
When T got to school I was look
ing up at tlie deep and swift water
when I saw a brown water rat
jump into the water. I watched it
till it came out on the other side.
After while a boy dropped his
lunch in the water. It was so deep
and wide we could not get it. After
while we were chasing it. It went
around a curve and a boy in my
grade got it with his umbrella.
About that time the bell rang. I
went in and we had spelling and
other hard lessons.
—Fritz Byerly, 6B.
went to Chicago and stayed on one
street all the time. She didn’t
want to live in the rich section,
she was satisfied just where she
She washed people’s dishes for
them. She brought them flour. She
bathed the children for their poor
working mothers. She nursed the
sick and helped them in every way.
She gave a reception to the poor
people in her neighborhood. She
tried to give them just what they
needed when they needed it.
—Mac Everitt, 6B.
Frances E. Willard
When Frances was a little girl
she was just like a boy. She al
ways wanted to do just like her
brothers did and always did, unless
her parents forbade her to do it.
Once when her father had a horse
she wanted to ride it but her father
said “no,” and she could not do it.
That wasn’t the last of it, for she
trained the cow so that she could
ride it. When her father saw her
riding the cow he told her she
could ride the horse.
Frances was the organizer of the
of it. That helped other people a
lot and stopped the people from
W. C. T. U. and became president
selling intoxicating drinks. It also
saved many lives and people are
very grateful for it. Her father and
mother were very proud of her as
you might guess.
—Camille Ellis, 6B.
Ben B. Lindsay
Ben B. Lindsay is famous for
judging children. He said that chil
dren should not be put in prison
with hardened criminals. When he
judges boys, he sits among them
and not on the bench. He has a
warm heart for children and al
ways sympathizes with them.
One day Mr. Lindsay was sitting
on the bench very tired. Some
boys had stolen some pigeons from
an old man. The boys promised to
bring in the rest of the gang if
Mr. Lindsay would treat them
white. The gang promised on their
honor never to steal again. Mr.
Lindsay has never forgotten that
—Carter Williams, 6B.
SIMPSON STREET SCHOOL
Miss Jane Addams is a woman
who likes to help every one. She
The Parent-Teacher association
held its regular meeting on Friday,
March, 16th, with the president, Mrs.
E. E. White, presiding. After the
routine business was dispensed with
the subject for the next meeting,
“Books,” was announced. The As
sociation voted to observe that day
as “Book Day” at which time each
pupil is to have an opportunity to
present a book to his grade library.
Mr. Archer was present and spoke
of the influence of books upon
children and of the care that should
be exercised in their selection. He
volunteered to furnish printed lists
from which the parents might make
Miss Coleman, Professor of
Health of N. C. C. W., was the
speaker for the afternoon. She
discussed her subject, “Round
Shoulders,” in a characteristically
entertaining and forceful manner.
“Round shoulders,” she said, “is a
deformity of the spine. Some of the
common causes are fatigue, seats
too high or too low, coats too
tight and coat collars too high, and
the weight of clothes falling from
the tips of the shoulders. One of
the effects is a higher pulse rate
caused by undue pressure upon the
heart. She suggested as the treat
ment the removal of the cause and
the giving of exercises. The absence
of the round shoulders insures an
erect poise, a high head, and a
Mrs. W. A. Mahaffey sang two
solos after which the hostesses for
the afternoon, Mrs. Hill Hunter,
Mrs. Fielding Fry, and Mrs. Phil R.
Carlton, served sandwiches and tea.
The picture for the largest per
centage of mothers present was won
this month by the Third Grade.
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The request of the Daughters of
the Confederacy, for a contribution
for the Robert E. Lee Memorial
Building at Washington University,
met with a hundred per cent re
sponse from the pupils^
The shrubbery which has been
recently put out on the grounds by
the Parent-Teacher Association, is
growing satisfactorily. Many of the
plants are in bloom.
The members of the Fourth
Grade were guests of the Third
Grade on Thursday, April 12th,
when Miss Pannill delighted every
one with the story of the Grand
Opera, William Tell. Following
this she played the principal rec
ords of the Opera—“The Calm,”
“The Storm,” and “The Finale.”
With a score of 21 to 16, Simp
son defeated Asheboro Street School
in a game of baseball on Wednes
day, March 28th on the grounds of
Under the direction of Miss Rank
in of the Art department and their
teacher. Miss Stibbins, the Fourth
Grade has made some unusually
attractive garden, bird, and health
posters, carrying out very effective
ly the use of tints and shades.
LINDSAY STREET NEWS
A Music Appreciation Test
Wednesday, April 4, Dr. Trabue
gave a music appreciation test, in
the chapel. The test was given to
all of the grades from the 6th to
the 7th inclusive.
Each of the pupils was given a
slip of paper on which to put
his information. On the paper were
five groups, divided into. Best,
Worst, and Middle. These were
numbered off in A, B, C, etc. After
Dr. Trabue had played three selec
tions, we put down on the paper
which we thought was the best,
worst, and middle. It was not easy
to decide which was the worst,
because the music was very good.
—Ruth Ferree, Grade 7B-1.
Lindsay stayed in the lead. In the
sixth and seventh innings the score
was tied, but in the eighth, the
Training School scored four runs,
winning the game by a 16-13 score.
—George Cooke, 7A-2.
The Safety First Campaign
There is no lesson more important
for the children of Greensboro to
learn than the lesson of “Safety
First on the Highway.” Realizing
this, and to stimulate interest in
the teaching of this lesson, the
Chamber of Commerce has offered
a prize to the grade in each school
which will in the most appropriate
and effective way, present this sub
We, at Lindsay are working hard,
and hope to present some good ma
terial, in the form of programs,
pantomimes, essays, and the like.
We are printing in the “High Life
some papers which may help our
patrons to realize the importance of
this campaign, and to see what the
children are being taught.
VERSIFICATION AT WEST
LEE STREET SCOOL
The teacher said, “Be good,
Just like boys and girls always
The music teacher said, “sing
The nurse said, “keep neat.”
The teacher said, “Be wise,
And not to take bad .advice.”
For this I know we should be good.
And girls and boys know they
In Palmer writing we should use
And not be in such a hustle.
—Mildred Thompson, Grade 5B.
In letters white, and background
In the 7B classroom may be seen
A banner for every one who tries
To keep up our record of exercise.
“Physical Culture Class A”
Says the banner we have today.
And if nothing happens to stop our
We hope to keep it the rest of the
—Hilda Morrissett. .
amounted to seventeen dollars and
The class rooms contributing 100
per cent were:
An Interesting Debate
On Thursday, the fifth of March,
an interesting debate was held by
students of Miss Holloman’s civics
class. Both eighth grades were as
sembled in Miss Sheridan’s room.
The query was, “Resolved, that the
Initiative, Referendum and Recall
should be introduced into the na
tional government of the United
States.” The debaters on the affirma
tive were: Beverly Moore, Sarah
Mendenhall, and Virginia Douglas.
On the negative side were Hazel All-
red, Betty Brown, and Nell Thur
man. The president was Kennett
Blair, and the secretary Bob Cavi-
ness. Both sides of the question
were well upheld by the debaters.
But in the end it was decided by
Mr. Edwards, the judge, that the
negative had won.
—Mary Jane Wharton, 8B-1
Beseball Season Opens
On Friday, April 4, the Lindsay
Street girls defeated the Training
School nine by a score of 49 to 7.
The victory was due to Lindsay’s
hard hitting. Our girls are prac
ticing hard and hope to win a place
in the finals.
—George Cooke, 7A-2.
Lindsay Boys Lose First Game
On April 4, the Lindsay nine
and the Training School nine met
in a close game. It was an eight
inning game and both teams fought
The T. S. boys took first bat but
soon went out. The Lindsay boys
scored six runs.
Trotter for Lindsay, made good
catches in left field all during the
game. Cooke, for Training School,
made good catches at short stop.
Both teams scored runs in every
inning. In the first five innings.
The Indian Family
Chick-a-me-naw Indian squaw.
Likes to eat her meat raw.
Her husband Stick-um-on-the-wall.
Made an Indian rubber ball.
.And her baby make much fuss.
The daddy yells “You better hush!”
—Elmo Neese, 5B.
NEWS NOTES FROM ASHEBORO-
The First Baseball Game
The girls’ first match game in
baseball was played Monday after
noon, Apr, 9 at 4:15. Buffalo and
Asheboro teams met on the Ashebo
ro grounds where Miss Plowden
umpired the game. The final score
was 53 to 3 in favor of Asheboro.
—Olga Kellam, Grade 5A.
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Monday afternoon, April 9th
the Asheboro baseball team played
their first match game with the
South Buffalo team on the latter’s
field. The game was an exciting
one and the final score was 18 to
9 in favor of Asheboro.
James Lassiter, 7A-1
The total gift from Asheboro-
Pearson to the Lee Memorial Fund
The Strange Animals in Africa
The largest and most dangerous
animals are found in Africa; it has
long been renowned for its big
game, so that sportsmen come from
all parts of the world to hunt
The elephant is the largest animal
known. There are two varieties in
the world today, the African ele
phant and the Indian elephant. Of
these the African elephant is the
fiercest and largest. It has long
been hunted for its ivory tusks
which are very valuable. The head
of the elephant is of enormous size
with small eyes and a long trunk
which serves both as hand and nose.
The elephant uses it to put food
and squirt water into his mouth.
It has a small finger-like lip at
the end which is used to pick up
blades of grass and other small ob
The hippopotamus is another
large animal, though not so large as
the elephant. It spends most of Its
time in or near the water undernealli
which it dives when alarmed and
can stay without coming up for a
long time. It has a tough skin and
is therefore hard to shoot.
The rhinoceros is a dangerous ani
mal which has one or two honw
growing from the top of its nose
and a ^ick skin making it difficult
to kill. It is about the same size
and shape as hippopotamus.
The Hon is often called “the king
of beasts.” It belongs to the cal
family and is a large tawny animal
which preys on deer, antelope and
other game, though it has been
known to eat men. When the
Uganda Railway was built through
British East Africa in 1898 two
lions held up the construction for
three weeks by their habit of mok-
ing a nightly meal on one of the
Africa has many antelopeS)
among which are gazelles, impal*
lahs, kudus, oryx, water bucksi
mart-beeste, wild-beeste, and eland-
The giraffe is a spotted animal
with a long neck which is used to
reach up into the trees so that the
giraffe can eat the leaves. He can
run rapidly and if attacked will
defend itself with its hoofs.
In addition to these animals Afib
ca has many monkeys, gorillas-
leopards, hyenas, buffaloes, wild
hogs, and many others.
—Carlton Wilden, 7A-1-