November ^0, 192Jf.
A SOAP-BOX ORATOR
A FALL OF ROME
The orator waxed eloquent. The ab
sorbed audience hung on his every word
and applauded vigorously whenever he
became a little more heated than usual.
His fiery expressions called forth rever
ence from his hearers, for he was the
“Oh, this terrible and detestable con
spiracy! Does such a horrible thing de
serve leniency? Rather than endure that
we would better be dead. Cataline’s fol
lowers would have destroyed our won
derful and beloved Rome! They would
have killed our wives and children as
freely as they would us. Silanus’s plan
of death is the righteous punishment for
such a crime. Caesar proposes life im
prisonment. That would be really the
easiest for me; but I bravely stand for
death for the conspirators, even though
it should result in my own. There are
no citizens of Rome who would do this
dastardly deed. Therefore they need no
consideration. Let us act vehemently,
“Ah, some of you senators are absent
today. Why? I suppose they object to
passing on the punishment of these. Our
fellow citizens even have assembled to
day to give any necessary aid in putting
down the conspirators. Thanks to Jupi
ter, some people will not accept the
bribes of that scoundrel Cataline! They
are the wise ones, who think of their
own peace of mind and their comforts.
“You ought to be able to see your re
sponsibility and you should act accord
ingly! I have nothing to regret in what
I have said. My conduct toward these
enemies of Rome is rather a glory than
otherwise, and I feel proud that I am
able to say things against them. I feel
that my place is among our great—Mar
ius, Paulus, and Africanus, but I leave
you to determine just where, among
“And now, O conscript fathers, if my
hopes are dashed to earth, my son is
here to take up the struggle. He is as
well equipped as I, and I am satisfied.”
So saying, the orator, a small boy,
stepped down from his soap-box amid
the cheering plaudits of his crowd of
playmates. Helen Felder.
SPANISH CHAIN MEETS
The Spanish club was a little slow in
getting settled, but this is the last time.
Fred Burroughs resigned the presidency
because of other duties and this some
what discouraged the club. A new elec
tion was held and Thelma Sherrill was
On Thursday, November 6, the first
meeting under the new president was
held in chapel. John Ford, secretary,
called the roll, every one answering with
a Spanish proverb. A committee com
posed of Charles Amole, Wayne Arnold,
Dera Cagle and Louise Wilson was ap
pointed to see about a motto for the club.
It was agreed to have meetings every
other week on Thursday at chapel per
iod. These meetings are to be held the
second and fourth weeks of the month.
SENIORS HOLD RUMMAGE SALE
If anyone had been noticing the thous
ands of cars which passed them Wednes
day afternoon, October 22, perhaps they
would have seen several piled high with
bundles—big ones, little ones, of all sizes
and descrijrtions. And had they looked
inside these packages they would have
found everything that goes to make up
a rummage sale. All this was done in
order that the colored populace might
be more warmly clothed for the winter,
and that the debt on the Annual might
be decreased for the senior class.
And that debt was decreased because
the seniors worked hard. The sale was
held on a vacant lot across the street
from the Latham building on East Mar
ket street. Business was good and the
sale proved worthwhile in spite of all
the marvelous reductions. At 2 o’clock
the sale came to a close, with the result
that $50.69 was added to the senior treas
ury. This money is the first step toward
the diminishing of the $300 which the
seniors have decided to raise toward the
ended by saying that when we think of
Armistice Day we should think of uni
Mrs. Hazen Smith gave a short talk
as a conclusion to the program.
CHAPEL NOVEMBER 12
At the Girls’ Monthly Assembly, No
vember 12, a very interesting program
consisting of music and a sort of fashion
show was rendered by Margaret Hood,
a trio composed of Mary Gorrell, Kath
erine Barber and Gordie Durham, and
Mrs. Zolleman, the sewing teacher.
For the devotional Virginia Bain, pres
ident of the girls’ council, read the 121st
Psalm, and led in the Lord’s Prayer.
Margaret Hood received so much ap
plause from the audience when she play
ed “Witches’ Dance” by Macdowell, that
she gave as an encore, “To Spring,” by
Grieg. Mary Gorrell (banjo-uke), Gor
die Durham (guitar) and Katherine
Barber (banjo-uke) played and sang,
“We’re Rooting for You, Boys of G. H.
S.,” “Sweetheart of Sigma Chi,” and
some familiar jigs.
Next followed the fashion show, or
discussion of fashions, in which the girls
participated and Mrs. Zolleman led. The
changes in styles from year to year were
discussed, and it was agreed that the
1924 styles were the best yet.
publishing of the 1925 Reflector.
LATIN CLUB HOLDS BUSINESS
On Wednesday, October 29, Latinus
Circulus held its second meeting. This
was called for the purpose of disposing
of some unfinished business. The meet
ing was presided over by the Princeps,
after which the Scriba called the roll and
read the minutes. The election of a new
press reporter in place of Claude Mclver,
resigned, was the first consideration.
Charles Amole was chosen for this posi
tion. The question of dues was brought
up and 10 cents a month was decided
Then followed reports of the different
committees. Frances Moore, chairman
of the motto committee, read out three
mottoes from which was chosen the mot
to, Scientia crescat—May knowledge in
crease. Elizabeth Smith, chairman of
the program committee, gave a report
of her committee’s work so far. The
club then decided to have only one meet
ing a month, which should be on the
third Friday. There was no report from
the committee for the purpose of or
ganization, because of the resignation
of the chairman, but the Princeps stated
that a new chairman would be appointed
immediately. Miss Wine spoke on the
subject of the Latin bulletin board, urg
ing the support of the club in making it
HI-Y NO. 2 MEETING
The members of the Hi-Y club were
introduced to another member of the
High Schol faculty last Thursday, when
Mr. Edwards spoke. He made an in
teresting and helpful talk on the way
to live in order to succeed in life.
After the talk new members were re
ceived for the year. They were Phil
Wicker, Joe Faulkner and Raymond
Bennett. These new members raised the
number of club members to 20, which is
the limit of membership allowed.
LATIN CLUB HOLDS MEETING
On November 7 the Latin club met in
BS with Betty Brown officiating. Phyllis
Penn, Sarah Mendenhall and Mary Eliz
abeth King sang “America” in Latin.
Joe Mann gave an interesting summary
of the history of Rome. An attractive
play, “A School Boy’s Dream ,” was giv
en, with Kennett Adair as the schoolboy
and Ernest Scarboro as Caesar. A quar
tet composed of Myra Wilkinson, Evelyn
Rives, John Gillespie and Joe Cartland,
sang in Latin the round, “Row, Row,
Row Your Boat.” The meeting closed
with Latin puns.
MISS CAUSEY’S FRENCH CIRCLE
The French circle met Wednesday,
November 15, immediately after school,
in the cafeteria. Decorations were of
autumn leaves. After the usual open
ing the meeting was turned over to Miss
Josephine Causey, who had charge of the
program for the day.
The entire program was devoted to
the study of the French author, Jean de
la Fontaine. Elizabeth Umberger gave
a short review of his life, after which
Helen Felder and Esther Shreve related
in French the fable, “The Lion and the
Rat.” The next two numbers were dra
matization of the two fables, “The Fox
and the Crow” and “The Tortoise and
the Hare.” Louise Craven gave a short
summary of “The Fox and the Crow”
and Lois Gillespie as the crow and De
ward Mendenhall as the fox enacted it.
Cecile Lindau then gave a review of “The
Tortoise and the Hare.” The cast was
as follows: The Hare—Margaret Glenn
Stockton; The Tortoise—Michaux Crock
er; The Butterfly—Luna Byrd; The
TORCH LIGHT GATHERING
At the meeting of the Torch Light
society November 13, at which Byron
Sharpe, vice-president, presided in the
absence of the president, important busi
ness was discussesd and a short program
on the purposes and principles of the
society was rendered.
Elizabeth Stone read a brief history
of the Torch Light society, which was
founded in 1917. The next speaker was
Byron Sharpe, who talked on Citizenship.
Elizabeth Smith then read, “Give to the
World the Best You Have.” “Japanese
Dancing Girl,” a piano solo, was played
by Lois Dorset!. Mary Thurman talked
on what the society should mean to the
school. Miss Tillett, faculty adviser,
made a talk on what the society should
mean to the individual member.
WHIRLWIND LOSES LAST
BATTLE OF THE SEASON
TO HIGH POINTERS
(Continued from page one)
Summary; Touchdowns — Hackney,
Watson, Gernander (2). Points after
touchdown—Burroughs, Gernander (2).
Substitutions: High Point ^—Ingram
for Perdue, Johnson for Combs, Bras
well for Fuqua, Ridge for White, Hamp
ton for Ellington, White for Wall.
Greensboro—Clement for Shelton, Tur
ner for Goodwin, Smith for Clement,
Ogburn for Ford, Strader for Smith,
Koenig for Mans, Goodwin for Turner,
Shelton for Strader. Referee, McAlis
ter; Umpire, Hendrix; Head linesman,
Phillips. Time of quarters, 15 minutes.
Edited hy Virginia Jackson
Hi-Rocket, Durham High School. We
place you at the head of our list. A
better all-round paper would be hard
to find. It would be impossible to com
ment on every good feature, so we just
give you an “A” and pass on.
“PEACE” THE THEME OF
A. L. BROOKS’ TALK IN
CHAPEL ARMISTICE DAY
(Continued from page one)
SENIOR SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE
The seniors made their initial drive
for money for the Reflector by securing
subscriptions to The Ladies’ Home Jour
nal, The Country Oentleman, and The
Saturday Evening Post. Twenty-five per
cent commission was to be allowed, and
$75 dollars as a bonus if there were as
many as 300 subscriptions obtained.
Friday, November 1, each senior start
ed out to get at least three subscriptions
by Monday. A box of stationery was
awarded to the one bringing in the most.
This was won by Louise Craven, who
secured 33. Marie Wilhelm came next
with 24. There was also some compe
tition among the senior rooms. 103 with
Betty Harrison as captain led with 154;
106, with Bryon Sharpe as captain, had
101, and 107, with Virginia Jackson as
captain, secured 61. This made a total
of 316 subscriptions.
MR. AYCOCK TALKS TO B5
On Monday at chapel period B 5 en
joyed an exceptionally good program.
Evelyn Rives took charge and Cath
erine Wharton read the scripture. Mir
iam Block, Virginia Douglas and Eve
lyn Rives sang the Marseilles in French.
Betty Brown recited “In Flanders Field”
by Lieut.-Col. John D. McCrae.
Then came the spice of the program.
Mr. F. B. Aycock, of the history depart
ment, talked on the “Significance of Ar
mistice Day,” and told some of his per
sonal experiences on that day. He enu
merated the causes of the world war and
CURRENT EVENTS PROGRAM
At the request of Mr. Edwards, Miss
Blackman’s senior history classes gave
a current events program at Junior High
on November 6.
Miss Blackman read the 91st Psalm
and then everyone repeated the Lord’s
Prayer. Byron Sharpe then took charge
and introduced Vernell Hackney as the
first speaker. Vernell made a short talk
on the Port Terminals bill, emphasizing
the good it would do the farmers and
The next speaker, Millard Todd, spoke
on the policies and views of the three
presidential candidates. The third speak
er, Moyer Sink, had as his subject the
election in Mexico. Benjamin Kendrick
in a talk on the recent English and Ger
man elections, declared that the tenden
cy of both nations was against radical
ism and bolshevism. Louise Wysong,
the last speaker, told some of the main
incidents in the life of France’s great
writer and philosopher, Anatole France.
shall this mountain crumble into dust
than Chili and Argentina breaks the
peace they pledge here at the feet of
Christ the Redeemer.’
“I wish that beside the Statue of Lib
erty in New York harbor there could be
placed another such as the one in South
America, on the base of which might be
inscribed these words: ‘Never till the
waves of the ocean cease to beat against
this statue shall we engage in wholesale
Mr. White’s talk was brief but to the
“I wonder,” he said, “how those boys
who went overseas—some never to re
turn—felt about going. I myself hate
war. When I think of how the moth
ers must suffer through war, of the debt
and famine, the orphans, and a whole
world plunged back for years, I feel that
we ought to uphold the doctrines of the
Prince of Peace, and cry to Him, ‘Thy
will, as in heaven, be it done on earth.’ ”
OLD FACULTY MEMBERS
ENTERTAIN NEW ONES
AT MIRTHFUL BANQUET
(Continued from page one)
telegrams and wireless messages added
much merriment and jest when they
were read aloud and commented upon.
Games and relays filled the intervals be
tween courses. In the “candy box” game
Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell and Mr. Lee
Edwards were the winners. Miss Mary
Wheeler “took the prize” in “Going to
Paris to get a fan.” A discovery of big
noses and little noses was made in the
matchbox relay which brought forth
“more laughter than was allowed,” de
clared one man who always blushes when
Other stunts were Mrs. Phillips’ ex
planation of how Mr. Phillips lets her
out nights, a book review of the naughti
est book she has ever read by Miss Mae
Bush, and Mr. Edwards’ recital of the
funniest thing he ever heard of a black-
haired bobbed-haired teacher.
Mr. W. R. Wunsch and Mr. Glenn
Gildersleve amused every member pres
ent with the three following duets:
B. H. 8. Life, Beloit, Kansas. Your
subject matter is excellent, but wouldn’t
uniform headlines improve your paper?
The Oredigger, Colorado School of
Mines. Rather technically perfect sheet.
We like to see your interest in your
The Arrowhead, Dayton, Va. A small
paper well developed. Your alumni col
umn is the best yet.
Chatterbox, Danville High School.
Your headlines give the impression of
dullness. If you would enlarge them I
believe your front page would look a
hundred per cent better.
Clarion, West Durham. Your paper
looks almost too stiff. Why not mix up
and have a little fun? “Smile, it won’t
The Hill Top, Leon High School, Tal
lahassee, Florida. We like your paper
immensely. But do you realize that you
had three sections of “Hot Air”? They
were all good, but we were almost blown
Hoes he play polo? Can he row and swim?
Would you say he’s a handsome guy?
At night does he roam far from Home,
Oh, sweetheart of Sigma Chi.
It looks mighty good to see our N. C.
C. W. girls visiting us at lunch. Shows
they haven’t entirely forgotten G. H. S.
(Popularly known as. He’s Got it Bad)
O Solo Mio, he’s got it bad;
When Kelly’s mentioned he blushes red.
Oh, me! - - - - Oh me. Oh my!
His heart is Spanish,
And so his eye.
The Strickland Reds
(Or, They All Fall for Him)
With someone like you,, sweet sixteen and
fond and true.
With lips that never ever have been gent
We knoxv a score and then some more
Who’d leave their rooms,!, blackboards
To share with you your heart so fond
To share your bulky salary check,
For they’re falling left and right for
yoxir face so sweet ctnd bright,
As the rest of the world rolls by.
The Kelly Greens
(Or, She Sports His Pin)
The girl of his dreams is a sweet little
Is a fact we’ll all admit.
But we’d love to know if he’s light or
If he smokes just a little bit;
The old teachers having so completely
entertained the guests during the eve
ning inspired the new teachers to give
the most attractive and original stunt
of the evening, in which Miss Bush play
ed the role of a teacher of a school
room of naughty faculty boys and girls.
Much time and energy was spent in dis
ciplining some of her pupils before set
tling down to the arithmetic problems,
such as: 8:30 plus 5 minutes equals a
blessing out and a docked salary; 5c plus
5c plus 5c equals soup, beans, spinach,
and bread crusts; 27 plus 24 plus 26
plus 19 plus 29 equal test papers to cor
rect; 3:45 plus 106 equals teachers’ meet
ing. The spelling lesson increased the
cleverness of the new teachers’ idea when
they spelled popular with Grogan; at
tractive with Moore; friendly with Scott;
dignified with Martin; vivacious with
Dry; kind with Hall; admirable with
Beckwith; efficient with Coleman; opti
mistic with Mercer; versatile with
Wunsch; courteous with Farthing; de
pendable with Pultz; jolly with Wine,
and influential with “Killie.”
The old teachers expressed their grati
tude for the finale which was in the form
of the following songs:
There are teachers that teach us Latin,
There are teachers of English, too.
There are teachers that wield the rod of
As our principal is said to do.
There are teachers that scold and frown
There are those who live for theme and
But the best of friends as well as school-
Are the old teachers of O. H. 8.
There’s a welcome the parents gave us.
There’s a welcome from pupils, too;
There’s the xeelcome that dear old Fred
die gave us.
But Lee Edwards told us what to do.
There are welcomes that speak of paint
And those that say we shall and must;
But the welcome that really welcomed
Was the one you teachers gave to us.
For the delicious dinner the teachers
joined in expressing their appreciation
Mrs. Comer, xve love you.
Your menu was dear;
If you don’t think we love you.
What a foolish idea!
(Repeated using Mrs. Reaves’ name.)
The music furnished by Alex Menden
hall’s orchestra made the banquet com