Youth is a Gold
From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
Real Study Pays Big
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., DECEMBER 4, 1924
THE SENIORS CELEBRATE
THANKSGIVING WITH AN
Room 107 Presents “The Courtship of
Miles Standish”—Students Dis
MISS BECKWITH WAS IN CHARGE
A Thanksgiving program consisting of
talks and songs, and two scenes from
“The Courtship of Miles Standish,” was
given in Chapel November 25 and 26 by
members of Room 107.
After the assembly had sung the Star
Spangled Banner, Winona Roberson,
who i:)resided, read the Scripture lesson,
the hundredth Psalm, and led in the
Arthur Davant in giving a history of
Thanksgiving Day spoke of the hard
times of the Pilgrims, of harvest time
coming at last, and of Governor Wil
liam Bradford’s setting aside a day for
giving thanks to God. He mentioned the
fact that Washington and Jelferson had
set a day, but that it was Lincoln who
established the precedent; that other
countries had attempted it, but that it
was America who successfully started it.
“When this day comes,” said the
speaker, “we have many things to be
thankful for. If doubts, bitterness, and
lack of understanding assail us, we are
apt to resent the joy of those around us.
It takes a big spirit to smile upon the
happiness of others. The Pilgrims, used
to the comforts of English life, looking
ahead to a hard winter, dared to thank
God with humility.”
A hymn, “Come, Ye Thankful Peo
ple, Come,” was led by Mr. Gildersleeve.
Virginia Jackson, the next speaker on
the program, talked on “Why America
should be thankful.”
“When I was asked to say a few
things that we should be thankful for,
I thought of so many, that I hardly
knew which ones would be best to dis
cuss here. Do we ever stop to think that
America is the freest, most prosperous,
most peaceful nation in the world, the
land of opportunity. We have freedom
of speech, of the press, and of assem
bly. I hadn’t ever thought that we are
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P. T. A. INVITATION
School life with us is more than
The text is only part;
Our school, at best, is a training
For head and hand and heart.
We hike, debate, play basketball.
Write news, stage plays, and
Have language clubs and annual
To chapel, speakers bring—
On Friday night—the fifth, you
At eight by castle clock
We plan to stage as best we can
Our active life—in stock—
Please come to see what school is
In nineteen twenty-four—
All mothers bring the dads along
We promise not to bore.
SPEAKS TO STATE DEANS
She Explains the Significance of the
Work of the Deans to
LINDSAY STREET SCHOOL
Session Room Three Presents Tableau
Showing Thanksgiving Celebrations
by Romans, Jews and Old English.
On Wednesday, November 24, the
Freshmen at Lindsay Street School were
treated to an exceptionally enjoyable
Thanksgiving program, presented by
session room number 3, under the lead
ership of Miss Daisy Anderson, the ses
sion room teacher. Harry Gump pre
sided. The audience sang “The Star
Spangled Banner” and “Come Ye
Thankful People, Come,” led by Mr.
Gildersleeve. Following this Mary Lyon
Leak read the Scripture lesson and led
the assembly in prayer. Three very
vivid tableaux were presented by the
class, the first depicting the way
Thanksgiving was celebrated in tbe days
of Greece and Rome, the great Jewish
feast and the old Harvest-Home in Eng
land. The second scene represented
the Thanksgiving festival held by tbe
Indians, and tbe story of the Puritan
Fathers of old. In the third tableau,
“History” recalled the first Thanksgiv
ing Day celebrated by the Puritans, and
revealed to the Child the cause of
Thanksgiving in 1623 and how it has
been perpetuated as a national day to
give thanks to our Creator for the boun
tiful blessings. At tbe conclusion of the
tableaux, Carlton Wilder made a speech
on the “History and Spirit of Thanks
giving.” A pleasant surprise was fur
nished at the end of the program when
the fruit used in the tableau was pre
sented to Mr. Edwards and Miss Hines.
About fifty women attended the third
annual session of the North Carolina
Association of Deans of Women and
Girls held in Raleigh November 18th.
The meeting opened with a luncheon at
the Woman’s Club at one-thirty o’clock.
Miss Morgan, Dean of Women at Saint
Mary’s School, welcomed the guests.
Mrs. Stacy, Dean of Women at the Uni
At 3 o’clock the afternoon meeting
was held at the Woman’s Club. This
meeting centered around the high school
dean’s work. The significance of the
work of a Dean of Girls was discussed
from three different angles. First “to
the Principal,” hy Mr. G. B. Phillips,
principal of G. H. S. until July when
he became superintendent of tbe Salis
bury schools. Mr. Phillips stated that in
the modern high school the principal is
no longer a person who sits at a desk,
but he must plan a wide awake program,
constructive in every detail and that
there is a place for a dean of girls to as
sist in this program. “A person to assist
in supervising the extra-curricula activi
ties, to relieve the principal of many de
tails, to plan assembly programs, and to
do individual work with boys and girls,”
was Mr. Phillips’ definition of a Dean.
The second phase, “the significance of
the work to the girl,” was discussed by
Miss Lillian Killingsworth. At the very
beginning she said she wondered if it
would not have been splendid to have a
girl speak from that standpoint. Since
this was impossible or rather had not
been planned, she pointed out that the
dean in high school should be the or
ganizer of the girl’s life in school so that
every girl might find a place to enjoy
school life and to be happy. “The dean
should be the adviser to the girl in prob
lems, both great and small. She is the
connecting link between girl and teacher,
or girl and home. She is the person to
whom all problems and difficulties may
be brought—the friend in the true sense
of the word—the school mother,” said
The third phase of the topic was “the
significance of the work of dean to in
stitutions of higher learning.” Miss
Covington, Dean of Women of Mere
dith, discussed this part. Miss Coving
ton thought that the dean in the college
could do more effective work if there
were more deans in high school. She ex
pressed a hope that soon there would be
a card with characteristics, attributes,
and limitations of each girl sent with her
application so that the college dean
might be more able to help girls to be
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TORCH LIGHTERS LEAD
IN EDUCATIONAL WEEK
Miss Elizabeth Smith, Messrs. Miller,
Boyd and Byron Sharpe
Speak in Chapel.
During the week of November 17-21,
Visitor’s week, the chapel programs were
in charge of the Torchlight Society. On
Monday the members of this organiza
tion marched into the chapel to find the
main building students assembled there.
The ghost-like procession, with each per
son carrying a torch, was a very impres
sive sight, and out of respect the audi
ence stood until the torchbearers were
seated on the stage.
For devotional exercises Miss Betty
Harrison read the 19th chapter of St.
Imke and then led in prayer. As the
official in charge of the program she in
troduced the speakers, the first being
He spoke on “What the Torchlight
Society really is.”
For our aims we have four things:
scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and
service. This organization is not a
small one, it is affiliated with one of na
tional renown. It is correspondent to
the Phi Beta Kappa of Colleges.
“We are trying to do everything in
our power to help the school. We are
the ones who set the standard, who help
foster higher ambitions in studies and
good behavior. Emerson said, ‘Hitch
your wagon to a star.’ Yes, we must, and
this star should be high ambitions.”
Miss Eichorn sang “the Bridal Dawn,”
and “I.,ittle Rose of May.”
Miss Elizabeth Smith next explained
the four principles of the society. She
exhorted the students to be original in
scholarship, to show leadership in every
way, to give service, and to think and
act as citizens. As an examjile for serv
ice she read Madeleine Bridge’s poem:
“Give to the world the best you have,
and the best will came back to you.”
Mr. Miller, of N. C. C. W., after being
introduced by the chairman, congrat
ulated the society on attaining the high
est honors possible.
“IJfe everywhere is composed of ma
jor and minor i:)roblems,” he said. “I
wish to speak to you on that which will
enable the rest of you students to sit on
this platform, too—Master of oneself—
That is the keynote of all success. We
never go far in any place without en
countering self. The business man has
such problems every day.
“Take yourselves for a study. You
students in climbing the rungs of the
educational ladder have the same prob
lem. It is the major problem of life.
The secret of great men’s success is in
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Dec. 18—Burlington at Burlington
Dec. 19—Winston at Greensboro
Jan. 16—Concord at Greensboro
Jan. 17—High Point at H. Point
Jan. 23—Leaksville at Greensboro
Jan. 24—Winston at Winston
Jan. 30—Burlington at Greensboro
Jan. 31—Chapel Hill at C. Hill
Feb. 6—Leaksville at Leaksville
P’eb. 7—High Point at Greensboro
Feb. 13—Reidsville at Greensboro
Feb. 14—Concord at Concord
SENIORS TO PRESENT
THREE ONE-ACT PLAYS
GIRLS ENTERTAIN SQUAD
AT MERRY RECEPTION
Willard Watson Elected Captain—
Several Speeches Made by
Coach and Boys.
SPEAKS ON CHILD LABOR
AMENDMENT IN CHAPEL
“State and Nation Should Work To
gether to Protect Children from
MRS. SWIFT MAKES SHORT TALK
Farces and Comedies Promise An Eve
ning of Pleasure—Program Dec. 12
in Central High Auditorium.
Friday evening, December 12, in the
auditorium of the Central High School,
the Senior class will present three one-
act plays in order to raise money for
the 1925 Reflector.
The plays are very clever comedies,
all from the book-shop of Samuel French
of New York City, and they have been
ably cast. Miss Grogan is coaching “She
Loves Me—Not,” in which Margaret Ir
ving has the leading role. Miss Wheeler
is working with the seniors in “The Bur
glar,” a clever skit with tense moments.
Mr. Wunsch is coaching “Food.” In
this last play George Newman plays the
part of Irene, the wife. There may be
a fourth play, furnished by pupils of
The seniors will have charge of the
entire program and are now busy sell
ing tickets, advertising the plays, and
arranging to sell candy between the
In spite of the driving rain, about
seventy-five boys and girls gathered at
the Country Club Friday nigbt for a
football reception given by the Girl’s
Athletic Council. The entertainment of
the evening revolved around the plan
of a football season and was most clev
erly carried out.
A number was pinned on each guest’s
back when he first arrived and for the
first ten minutes everybody tried to see
how many hands he could shake. Betty
Harrison received the prize for being
the tenth person to shake hands with
the lucky number.
An exciting game of Progressive Sig
nals was thoroughly enjoyed by the
whole crowd. Garnett Gregory received
that prize and Mr. Moulton Avery won
a contest of football questions answered
in musical terms.
It was then time for the pictures of
the squad to be taken. Each boy walked
in front of a light which threw his shad
ow on a sheet stretched across the door.
Maxine Ferree won the prize for rec
ognizing the greatest number.
The team gave a most original stunt
in the form of a human Ford. The take
off on Mr. Johnson was extremely amus
ing and clever.
Since training is an important factor
in the life of every team, so it was in the
life of the party. The dining-room was
attractively decorated in purple and
gold streamers. Each table proudly bore
the name of some i:)osition on the team
and the chairs were adorned with big
bows of the colors. While sandwiches
and hot chocolate were being served,
Willard Watson was elected captain of
the 1924 football team.
Short talks were made by the old and
the new captains and Coach Johnston.
In all were expressed the wonderful
spirit of the fine bunch of boys compos
ing this year’s team and the hope of
greater achievements next year.
The whistle blew for the last time.
The game was over, and the players
went home after a victorious evening.
The girls that planned the reception
were: Misses Mary Thurman, Virginia
Jackson, Marion Walters, Elizabeth
Umberger, Maxine Ferree, Garnett
Gregory, Edith Neal, Helen Forhis, and
The members of the faculty that were
present were: Misses Walker, Glenn,
Dry, Moore, Causey, Killingsworth, Mrs.
Phillips, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Sritckland,
and Mr. Edwards.
Friday, November the 14th, Mr. Swift,
authority on Child Welfare, addressed
the main building of the high school.
Mr. Swift was at one time superintend
ent of the schools in Greensboro, but of
late had not visited the high school.
As an introduction, he spoke of an ex
tensive trip which he had just finished.
“I was indeed surprised to find that the
towns, cities and villages inhabited by
foreigners were the cleanest of all. There
was not a scrap of paper on any of their
streets; and with a few exceptions, no
houses were unpainted. There was that
air about them of having been cared for
by loving hands.
“Boys and girls, tomorrow you will
be the men and women of the country.
Men and women are the people who
make attractive homes. It will soon be
up to you!
“I shall now turn to a matter of law.
The Congress of the U. S. at its last
session adopted an amendment to the
constitution, to the effect that the labor
of children under 18 years of age should
be regulated by itself. This is a ques
tion you should urge your parents to
discuss: is it advisable? Please impress
upon them the necessity for a deep study
of this before making their decisions.
What good reason can be brought
“It is your duty to support the consti
tution of your country. The best way is
to bave the state and the nation work
ing together—in perfect unison. In
most states 8 hours a day is the limit
for labor of children under 16—and 9
hours for convicts. However, North
Carolina’s laws allow children to work
13 hours a day, providing it does not ex
ceed 60 hours a week. Ask yourselves—
is it right that children under 18, who
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MR. IRELAND ADDRESSES
THE COMMERCIAL CLUB
Proves That Business Is More Than
trols Large Business Houses.
Have you ever felt that you would be
happy, if you did not have to obey
pesky, old rules! Just stop and think
what the world would be like if people
did not have a respect for laws. What
a turmoil! No one would have consid
eration for anyone else, no one would
have liberty. After all, the man who
obeys laws is the happiest and freest.
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Imok both ways, but do not run when
you cross the hall.
Mr. Charles Ireland, president of
Odell Hardware Co., was the speaker at
the meeting of the commercial club at
its last meeting. Mr. Ireland is always
welcome at G. H. S. and pays for his
welcome by interesting talks.
“From my book of experience I wish
to turn a page or two,” the speaker said.
And so, page' by page, he unfolded be
fore the eyes of the audience his book
of experience in business.
“There are some words in the Eng
lish language that have almost lost their
original meaning, they have become so
complicated. One word that has gone
through this change is the word “busi
ness.” Very few people appreciate this
work that we call business. The average
individual thinks of business as a place
in which men are committed to a course
of action that has but one object—the
accumulation of wealth.
“An old Quaker had a son who was
going away to the city. The father ad
monished the son thus: ‘Thee art going
into the city. Thee must make money.
Thee must make it honestly if thee can,
John, but thee must make money.’
“The average individual thinks of busi
ness as a place in which j)eople make
money. T dare say that it has been true
in the past, but the evolution of eco
nomic affairs has brought about a
change. Business no longer means just
simply poring over the account books
trying to pile up more money. A man
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