PUBLISHED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO HIGH LIFE BY THE CITY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION
Following the plan which has
been in operation for several years
a summer coaching school will be
provided for students who have
failed on work during the regular
The following brief outline will
explain the program:
1. The school will be operated
only for students who have failed
on work in any grade from the
sixth grade through the tenth.
2. The school will run for forty
actual school days including Satur
3. The School days will be from
8:30 A. M. until 12:30 P. M.
4. No Student may take more
than two semester credits during
the summer session.
5. The school will open June 11th
and will close July 27th.
6. A charge of $10.00 per sub
ject will be made for the entire
7. Regular members of the fac
ulty will conduct the school.
8. It will be of great advantage
to any studient to make up back
work in this way—Records show
that it is worth while.
9. A letter will be sent out this
week with an attached blank. Please
consider this matter carefully and
be prepared to enroll.
G. B. Philips.
LINDSAY STREET NEWS
FINAL DEMONSTRATION IN
On May 4th at Cone Park the
grades, 4th-7th, and Junior High
School gave their annual demon
stration in Physical Training.
The demonstration consisted of a
free arm drill, flag drill and mass
games—with the whole 1300 chil
dren working as a unit.
It was a beautiful sight and an im
It emphasized fully two big quali
ties that Physical Training helped to
develop: self-control and co-opera
Pictures were taken of the demon
stration and will be shown at the
National Theater in the near future.
Dr Emurian Speaks
Dr. S. K. Emurian from Armenia
made a very interesting talk in
chapel Friday. He told of the
40,000 suffering Armenians whom
the Turks have persecuted. The
Turks have killed the parents and
left 20,000 children in the streets
to perish. He also taught us a
song which he composed. He sang
the national song of Armenia and
the Lord’s Prayer which he has set
to music in new form. He said that
he loved America even more than we
Americans do, for our flag saved
I hope we will all contribute to
the Near East Relief Fund which
will help to save the Armenians,
who are less fortunate than we.
—Ellen Dunivent, 7A.
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Wilson Gets Homes
On May the seventh the Lindsay
nine won from South Buffalo in a
close battle of baseball. Michael
was on the mound, and Privette
was behind the bat. Both teams
were in good condition for the game.
The score was 11 to 8.
In the first inning the Lindsay
lads came to bat. Jarret, first man
up for Lindsay, secured a hit and
soon crossed the platter. Two more
runs were made in the first inning.
South Buffalo boys came to bat were
soon put out with only a few runs
checked up to them. In the second
inning neither team scored.
In the fourth inning both teams
scored runs. During these innings
both teams did good work. It
was in the sixth inning whai one
man was stationed on second, and
Wilson was at bat. The first ball
was pitched, and Wilson hit it over
short-stop’s head. The ball was
a hard liner. It hit between center
fielder and left fielder
NEWS NOTES FROM ASHEBORO
The Haunted House
■‘Mary, I have some good news
for you,” called father. “My brother
Jack has agreed to let us visit the
haunted house’ he owns, this af
“Fine,” cried Mary, clapping her
hands with delight. “But when will
“Be ready in an hour,” replied
Mary and father were soon on
their way. The “haunted house”
which they were going to visit was
old colonial mansion. The
neighbors thought that it was haunt
ed and were afraid to go there as
lights had been seen from the win
dows at night, and as it was in a
secluded section no one would live I ^^e Indian Ocean to
A TRIP TO AFRICA
Tlie Metropolitan Touring Com
pany which I represent offers a
personally conducted tour to Africa
and back. The tour starts from San
Francisco on May 10th. We have
chartered the palatial steel steam
ship, “Liberty,” which represents the
last word in comfortable ocean
travel and is the finest ship on the
Pacific Ocean. It is equipped with
comfortable staterooms, saloons, and
dining rooms, deck chairs, swim
ming pool, and all the things which
go a long way toward making a
long ocean voyage pleasant, in
cluding a large force of stewards.
The route lies first to Hawaii
where we will stop a day in order
to give everyone a chance to see
the sights. The next stop is at
Singapore at which place we will
also spend a day. From there the
there. Mary was much interested in
tlie “haunted house” and had been
wishing for a long time to visit it,
but not until today had her wish
“How far is it now?” asked Mary.
“Only about half a mile more.”
The last few minutes were spent
in silence. But all at once, as they
drew near the house, Mary exclaim
ed, “Oh, look! that house certainly
is haunted! Smoke is coming out of
the chimney.’ ”
Mary stayed in the car while Mr.
Madison walked up the rickety old
steps and knocked at the door. It
was immediately opened by an old
negro man whom he recognized as
an old slave. The old negro had
gone out west and Mr. Madison
thought that he was dead. The old
man explained that he had come
from the west and having neither
money nor friends, had gone at once
to the old plantation in the hope of
finding some one. As soon as the
plantation was reached he had be-
As Wilson I
touched home plate the center field- much since.
I wish to take this opportunity!
to thank the pupils and teachers of
the Grade Schools for their assist-
(H ance in making this seetion of our,
school paper a success.
^ Their interest, promptness, en-;
® thusiasm, and cooperation have been
P a continual boon to us. We thank
y you. —Marie Clegg
er picked up the ball. This is the
only home run hit this season by
the Grammar school teams. Lind
say did not score in the ninth but
South Buffalo scored one run. The
next man was thrown out at first.
The game was over and in Lindsay’s
favor by a score of 11-8.
—George Cooke, 7A-2.
The Prince and the Pauper
The championship series is fast
drawing to a close. The finals re
main to be played off. Some mighty
good ball has been played and
heartv school spirit shown.
L*' After consultation with other mem
bers of the staff, it was decided
that we were unable, on account of
“ space, to print the names of those;
^ winning Palmer certiiicates.
Publishers—Harper and Brothers.
Kind of book—Historical novel,
Time—During the reign of King
Henry the eighth.
Characters—Prince Edward, Tom
Canty, John Canty, Miles Hendon,
Prince Edward was a boy that was
' not used to hardships. He was a
kind-hearted manly courteous little
prince. Through hardships he was
led to see the needs of his people
and when he came to the throne, his
The schools deserve to be congrat
ulated on the splendid showing made
in this type of work. A plan is
being made which will give proper
significance to this success of theirs.
SPRING STREET SCHOOL
Amount of Savings in Thrift
Amount of Clothing for near
East Relief, Sfill/o Pounds.
Tom Canty was a poor pauper
boy born the same day as the
Prince, he was used to hardships
of the world. Somewhat educated.
He envied those of higher station
than himself and always wanted to
live a royal life.
Prince Edward and Tom Canty
were alike in physical appearance,
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He had found
canned things to eat in the old house
and had lived on them. He said
that he was going to see Mr. Madi
son’s brother as soon as possible
and ask him if he could live there.
“Daddy,” said Mary, the next day,
“didn’t the ‘haunted house’ turn out
fine? I am so glad Uncle Jack let
the poor old man live there.”
—Mary Jane Wharton, 8B-1.
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The robin is a migratory bird. He
goes south for the winter and comes
back in February. The robin’s back
is a dark gray. The breast of the
robin is a reddish orange. There
is a white spot over the robin’s eye.
The robin builds his nest in a
bush or tree. He builds it of grass,
strings, straw, and mud.
The robin has to feed her young
ones instead of singing. It takes
the eggs two weeks to hatch.
The robin eats worms, insects,
grain and fruit.
The robin sings beautifully. At
any time of the day you can hear
him singing. The robin is a beau
—Leanette Williams, 5A.
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The Blue Jay
The blue jay is a common winter
bird of New England. It is larger
than the robin, its wings and tail
are marked with black and white,
and its collar white. The rest of
its body is blue. The blue jay is
seen in the woods, and builds its
nest in the trees. It has a shrill
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THE FOUNDING OF GREENSBORO
Mombasa, British East Africa, where
we will take the railway train to
Lake Victoria after seeing the sights
of the town. Reaching Port Florence
on Lake Victoria the terminal of the
rail we go by steamer across Lake
Victoria to Entebbe. From here we
pass by caravan across Belgian Kon
go. Each person will have a horse
and a tent and bedding. Porters will
will be armed native soldiers to pro
tect the party from savages. There
will be plenty of opportunities to
hunt game, for the forest abounds
with antelope, rhinoceros, lions, el
ephants and many others, though we
do not furnish you guns and ammu
We next go to Stanleyville where
we take a steamer down the Kongo
river seeing many sights on the way
to Bona, the capital of Belgian
Kongo. After seeing the city we go
north through French Equatorial
Africa by caravan to Lake Chad,
which we cross by boat.
From there we go to Timbuktu,
the starting point of caravans going
across the Sahara to Algeria and
Tunis. We find the city very inter
esting, for it is a great trading
center, and we see the Arabs
and Jews bartering goods in the
market booths. We now proceed by
motor caravan—which is safer than
camels, for the camels might run
away with us—across the Sahara
Desert to the French colony of
Algeria, noted for its cork and
tropical friuts. We visit the capital.
Algiers on the Mediterranean Sea.
which is a progressive city, and go
to the neighboring colony of Tunis
—also controlled by France—liy
Now we go by caravan through
Tripoli, for the Italians own Trip
oli, and they have not built railways.
Then we come to Egypt, visiting Al
exandria first, then Cairo and see
spend a few days in Cairo and see
all the sights, including the museum
where there are many mummies and
of course, the pyramids and sphinx
verybody who goes to Egypt sees
Finally we go down the Nile by
steamboat through Anglo-Egyptian
Sudan to Lake Albert and from
there to Lake Victoria. At Port
Florence we take the railway and
return to Mombasa where we take
the steamboat back to San Fran
cisco. The entire trip occupies two
months and the price for one person
is $2500, which is very reasonable,
considering that we furnisli horses,
guides, hotels, bedding, meals—
almost everything except guns and
ammunition. You will find it very
I interesting if you go; and I am
sure you will —Carlton Wilder.
Guilford county, named in honor
of Lord North, Earl of Guilford,
was formed in 1770, from parts of
Orange and Rowan counties. The
village of Martinsville, named in
honor of Governor Josiah Martin,
was county seat, and here was
fought, March 15, 1781, the battle
of Guilford Court House in which
the British troops under Lord Corn
wallis received, at the hands of Gen
eral Nathaniel Greene, the blow un
der which it staggered until it sur
rendered at Yorktown, Virginia.
Martinsville was not in the center
of the county, and an act of the leg
islature was obtained March 12,
1808, giving the county authority to
move to a more central point. Ralph
Garrel sold 42 acres of land to the
county for the county seat.
This tract of land was divided
into 44 lots and sold at a public
outcry. All land sold for $1,433.11.
The net proceeds from the sales
were sufficient to pay all cost of
the removal from Martinsville,
of the stocks, whipping post,
etc., and to rebuild another court
house. This was built of logs and
located on East Market street about
where the east end of the post-office
building now stands, and the jail
was where the Daily Record build
ing is now located.
The new county seat was named
Greensboro in honor of General
In 1808 the court records were
removed to Greensboro, and the
first session of court was held on
May 19, 1809.
The population' at this time was
less than 50.
A second court-house was built
in the center of the town, in the
middle of Elm and Market intersec
Dr. Chapman is said to have built
the first residence in Greensboro,
it was on what is now West Market
street. By 1820 the population had
grown to a little more than 200.
The Greensboro Patriot was estab
lished in 1821. It is the oldest bus
iness enterprise in the city.
The first Presbyterian church was
organized in October, 1824, with
only twelve members, but it
was eight years later before a house
of worship was erected. When the
church was built in 1832, the whole
membership was thirty-eight, of
which ten were slaves.
The first act of incorporating
Greensboro was in 1824. This act
was amended in 1828 and in 1829,
the first town government was or
ganized. In July, 1829, the census
was taken and found there were
369 persons lived in the village.
There were one hundred and twenty-
four men,(White and black) and the
poll tax was then fifty cents. Real
estate was valued at $54,495. Ac
cording to the tax list of that year,
Henry Humphreys was the richest
man, as he owned real estate
amounting to to $12,999 or nearly
one fourth of the total. It was
about this time that he built a
five story cotton mill on North
Green street. Robert Carson owned
the largest number of slaves, which
In 1830 the first regular Metho
dist church was built on West Mar
ket street, about where the First
Baptist church is now located.
John Gilmer, chairman of the
board, in 1839, contracted with Jere
miah and Jesse Lumley, “to act as