From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., DECEMBER 18, 1924
SENIORS PRESENT THREE
TABLEAUX WITH MUSIC
“The Three Wise Men”, ’’The Angel and
the Shepherds”, and “The Na
tivity” Are Enacted.
STUDENTS BRING GIFTS FOR POOR
Three impressive and beautiful tab
leaux, ‘The Threes Wise Men,” “The
Angel and the Shepherds,” and “The
Nativity” were the features of the Christ
mas pageant rendered by Miss Grogan’s
room, lOG, on December 19.
After the student body had assembled,
an invisible choir sang very softly “Si
lent Night,” while Christmas gifts for the
poor were deposited on the improvised
altar. The strains of “O Come, All Ye
Faithful,” far in the distance, drew near
er as the procession of singers in choir
robes and carrying lighted tapers came
slowly down the aisles and knelt in front
in a semicircle and sang the last refrain,
“O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the
During the “amen,” the curtains part
ed and revealed two narrators standing
in niches, dressed in robes, tbe brilliant
light streaming from above making them
look like Italian paintings of Biblical
saints. The narrators gave the whole
story of the birth of Christ according
to Matthew and Luke, while the tableaux
were enacted. Music was rendered by
the choir, members of 106, throughout
the entire rendition. The feature of the
music was the solo, “We Three Kings
of the Orient,” sung by Mr. Grady Mil
ler. William Fowler played the violin.
The climax of the program was “The
Nativity,” made impressive by the light
ing effects arranged by Mr. Comer.
At the conclusion of the tableaux the
choir rose and sang, “Joy to the World”
as it moved to the door in a procession.
Those taking part in the pageant were:
Narrators—Marjorie Vanneman and
Angels—Marian Shaw and Frances
Wise Men—August Brockman, James
Mans and William Homey.
Shepherds—Millard Todd, James Cau
dle and Adam Clement.
MUSIC TEACHER EXPLAINS
INSTRUMENTS IN CHAPEL
Mr. Miller and Mr. Gildersleeve Show
and Explain Musical Instruments—
On Monday, December 8, the chapel
period was opened by Miss Killingsworth
who read the 23rd Psalm. Since the
programs this week were on music, the
meeting was turned over to Mr. Miller
and Mr. Gildersleeve. By way of in
troduction Mr. Gildersleeve spoke of Mr.
Langley who first invented the airplane,
but was ridiculed so much by the papers
that he died soon afterward. Then the
Wright brothers improved on his air
plane and made it a success. So it was
with Richmond, Indiana, which is now
the most musical city in the United
States. The people did not think that
would be successful when they started,
but now all the schools have orchestras.
The topic on which he spoke was the
orchestra, of which the Symphony is the
greatest, which plays colorful and vari
ous themes at once. There are four di
visions of the instruments in the orches
tra—the string, the brass, the wood
winds and the percussions.
In the orchestra are 32 instruments.
The violins are the most prominent,
which have four strings, tuned five notes
apart. They may be played by a bow
or by plucking. The violas are next in
tone to the violins, but are larger and
deeper. They are not used in solos but
in harmony. The cello is an octave low
er than the viola and is used for bass
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SENIORS AND DRAMATIC
CLUB ENTERTAIN WITH
“Food”; “The Burglar”, and “She Loves
Me-Not” Score Big Hit On Audito
rium Stage Before Full House.
DAILY NEWS PRAISES TALENT
Over the sands of the desert shone the light of one lone star,
Dazzling—radiant out of the skies, leading Wise Men from afar.
Travelling o’er the shifting wastes, this shining star theg saw,
Ouiding them where the. yoking Christ lay. They bowed in reverent awe,
Gazed with love at the Son of God, who came to save mankind,
With the teachings of His life and light eternal peace to find.
Offerings they brought of frankincense, of myrrh and gold to the Child,
And kneeled in adoration great, as the sweet child .Jesus smiled,.
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PUPILS GIVE PAGEANT
Head of Each Organization Takes Part,
Showing All Extra Curricula
“Our campus life is m.ore than books;
The text is only part;
Our school at best is training camp
For head and hand and heart.”
This was the theme of a novel page
ant, “High Life,” written by Mr. W. R.
Wunsch, of the modern language depart
ment, and given by the pupils at the
monthly meeting of the Parent-Teachers’
Association held Friday night, Decem
ber 5, for the purpose of presenting to
the parents the outside activities which
claim the attention of their boys and
girls. The Glee Club and the Orches
tra gave some selections.
“Passing View of Life at Central High
School,” composed by Mr. Wunsch, was
read from a scroll as representations of
the various extra curricula activities en
acted the pantomime. Only the presi
dents, the heads, or those who stood out
in school life participated. Every phase
of activity was spoken of — even the
“slackers” received their share of the
The climax was reached after the stu
dents who took part had arranged them
selves on the stage. As a curtain at
the back of the stage was drawn aside,
two students, poring over books, and
burning midnight oil, were revealed. The
read paid high tributes to the conscien
tious student, who has the respect of all,
no matter in what outside activities they
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ANNUAL IS DEDICATED
TO MISS KILLINGSWORTH
At December Meeting Miss Killings
worth Given Honor—Statistics
The Senior class meeting on December
2 was held chiefly to decide upon the
dedication of their annual. The ever
present kindness, thoughtfulness, friend
liness and helpfulness of Miss Killings
worth, shown in everything undertaken
in G. H. S., seemed to be in tbe mind of
each Senior. In great appreciation for
her worthy and beneficial work, both of
ficially and socially, the Seniors decided
to dedicate their annual to Miss Lillian
Killingsworth, dean of girls.
The senior statistics wmre voted upon.
They were very original and unusual in
A letter of appreciation from the
Curtis Publishing company was read to
the class. Also one was read from the
president of the Parent-Teachers Asso
ciation, congratulating the Seniors for
their stand concerning the chapel con
The president closed the meeting by
reminding everyone to think about whom
they want for their mascots.
HENRY BIGGS’ PAPER
WINS SECOND PRIZE
Historical Paper of Local Boy Wins
Prize from Daughters of Con
federacy At Atlanta.
The impils in B 1 and B 3 were very
much elated last week over the receipt
of a letter from Mrs. Furnis, whom they
knew and loved last semester as “Miss
Pegram.” Since her marriage in June
Mrs. Furnis has been living in Rich
mond, Indiana, where her husband teach
es in Earlham College. She writes:
“You would love Richmond. I love it.
The college life here is delightful and I
adore housekeeping; so you see I am
Henry Biggs, 16-year-old student at
the Lindsay Street school, won the sec
ond National Hyde Campbell Historian
prize awarded by the L’nited Daughters
of the Confederacy at the recent con
vention held in Savannah, Ga.
The award, which is $15 in gold, wms
presented last Saturday at a meeting of
the local chapter of the Daughters of
the Confederacy at the Y. W. C. A. It
was offered for the best jiaper written
on the historical theme, “Things We
Should Know,” by a child of the Con
federacy. There were representatives
competing from 34 different states. A
child from Virginia won the first prize.
The members of the local chapter w'cre
very much elated that a Greensboro boy
should represent North Carolina in win
ning the prize. The winner is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Biggs, who live
in West Market Terrace.
Last week-end the high school actors
and actresses played to a packed house
three clever one-act plays and drew from
their audience hearty congratulations.
The auditorium, lately converted with
beaver board panels and lights into an
artistic stage room, furnished a good
background for the sketches. Well chos
en furniture, pretty costumes and good
acting made the program complete in
Virginia McClamroch as Freita Dixon
was the outstanding actress in “The Bur
glar,” a play of screams, midnight, and
pretty girls, written by Margaret Cam
eron and coached by Miss Mary Wheeler.
Virginia was ably supported by Martha
Broadhurst as Mrs. Burton; Mildred
Michaux as Val Armsby; Lois Schoon
over as Mabel, desperately in love with
Charley; Elizabeth Hodgin as Edith
Brent, who couldn’t scream but could
only make gurgling sounds; and the cat,
who in the end turned out to be the
“Food,” a tragedy of 1950, written by
William C. DeMille and coached by Mr.
W. R. Wunsch, was the second play pre
sented. The tragedy hinges on the exag
gerated possibility of sky-high food
prices in the future when it is luxury
to have crackers and milk on the same
day. George Newman as Irene wms the
star of the sketch. He played well the
tragic role of the 1950 wife who, crav
ing an egg, was willing to pay the price
of honor for it. Tom Cochrane as Basil,
the husband, and Adam Clement as the
handsome officer of the Food Trust were
good support to George Newman.
“She Loves Me—Not,” written by
George Bloomquest and coached and
staged by Miss Grogan, was the last
number on the program. The scene was
the ante-room of a church where a bride
paced back and forth, eager to marry
“someone” in order to escape the Blue-
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U. N. C. AWARDS “HIGH LIFE”
GEO. STEPHENS TROPHY CUP
Journalism, Headlines, News Articles
and Largest Number of Active Edi
tors Considered in Awarding Cup.
Miss Tillet’s fourth period class had
for a long time been complaining that
they were too hungry at fourth period
to study. One day when they reached
class they were met with a huge but
artistic pile of fruit and candy.
“Oh, Miss Tillet, you’re going to give
us a feast, aren’t you?” they chorused.
But they were disappointed; the fruit
wasn’t for them. It was Miss Tillet’s
shower from her session room.
Unto the pure all things are pure.—
The following letter was received re
cently by Mr. L. H. Edwards from the
University of North Carolina:
“I forwarded you by parcel post yes
terday the trophy cup which has been
awarded to the Greensboro High School
by reason of the fact that Greensboro
High School was adjudged the winner
of the first annual contest for North
Carolina high school newspapers.
“The trophy cup is to be the perma
nent property of the Greensboro High
“Our committee on award was wmll im
pressed by the excellence of your high
school newspaper. High Life.”
The editors and managers of High
Life were not the only jubilant and hi
larious members of the student body
wEen the cup was univrapped and viewed
for the first time. Those who had ac
complished the deed which had furnished
news for the paper and those wEo are
merely in the category of subscriptions
all felt their share in the honor which the
publication had won for them and cele
brated with the staff of High Life.
The paiier was judged from the fol
lowing standpoints: Journalism, head
lines, news articles, editorials, and for
the largest number of active editors.
On the cup was'engraved: “Greensboro
High School, State High School News
paper Contest, 1924, U. N. C.”