December 18, 192 Jf,
DR. KIRK SPEAKS AT
“Choice” Subject of Talk by Pastor of
West Market Methodist Church.
By J. D. McNairy, Jr.
At the. a.ssembly of the Freshmen on
December 3, 1924, Dr. J. F. Kirk spoke
to them on “Choice.”
“The power to choose,” the speaker
began, “is said to be the greatest pos
session of man. Especially in the United
States he exercises this privilege once
every four years, when he chooses the
leaders for his country.”
“There are two classes of people,”
the speaker declared. “There are those
who lead, and then there are those who,
like sheep, do nothing but follow through
out their entire life. In choosing your
life work, I ask you to choose to be
in the class who lead. At least be as
near this class as possible. You should
have personal initiative. Do not do
something just because your friend does,
but have a will of your own.”
Dr. Kirk continued: “The second and
most important thing you can do in
choosing is to choose the right. The right
will inevitably win. Choose to do the
right thing all the time. Always follow
the righteous path of God and you will
succeed. So, I say the most important
thing in your life is to choose and follow
MAN Y BOOKS GIVEN
FOR STATE PRISON
Miss Mae Bush Collects Nearly Sixty
Books on Thursday.
OLDER BOYS’ CONFERENCE
Friday, December 5, was the first day
of the three in which the Older Boys’
Conference was assembled at High Point.
At the first meeting over 20 boys from
all sections of the state were present,
and the number swelled to the 300-mark
during the next day. The Greensboro
delegation was the largest one there.
All of the business meetings of the
conference were held in the First Pres
byterian church, and it was there that
the delegates listened to some of the
speeches from men known throughout
the state. Some of the best speeches
were on “Life on the Athletic Field,”
by R. C. Beatly, captain of the State
College football team, and “Life,” by
H. F. Comer, of Chapel Hill.
Many reforms were discussed by the
delegations and a decided stand was tak
en against smoking, profanity, and smut
ty stories, which are vices known in every
high school in the state.
Saturday night was the big night of
the conference, for it was then that
the banquet was held at High Point
College. It was there that the best time
of the group was had. Plenty to eat,
good speakers and pretty waitresses add
ed to the fun of the evening.
There was only one session Sunday
afternoon, after which the Greensboro
delegation left for home. They were
agreed that they had attended one of
the most successful conferences ever held.
FRENCH CLUB MEETING
Wednesday, December 17, at 3:45,
Miss Rankin’s classes gave their first
French program in the chapel. The first
part of the jirogram portrayed a little
of the life in Alsace and Lorraine in
1872 when orders came from Berlin that
French should no longer be taught in
those provinces. “La Derniere Classe,’’
dramatized by Marshall Barney and
Charles Marsh, was played by Grant
Barber, professor; Wyatt Taylor, black
smith; Pete Fitch, Little Frants, and
others of Miss Rankin’s students. The
airy little song, “En Passant par la Lor
raine,” and the more sacred song of
Alsace, were sung, accompanied by Mr.
Wunsch and Kenneth Cates on violin
The second half of the program re
minded everybody that Christmas is near.
Margaret Ferguson, Ruth Stout, Donnie
Meyers, Louise McCulloch, Wade Hobbs,
and other first semester students pre
sented their own dramatization of “I>es
Sabots du Petit.” The children then
sang a song of the shepherds and “Nou-
velle Agreable,” after which they en
joyed a French guessing game and re
Although the majority of the students
taking part were first semester folk, the
program was unusually appreciative of
the*real French spirit, as concerns both
Alsace-Lorraine and also the French
spirit of Christmas.
Show me a liar and I will show you
Thursday, December 11, was Prison
ers Book day. On Monday and Tuesday
the announcement was made in the audi
torium that during the week a collec
tion of books was being made at various
towns in the state to start libraries for
the prisoners in the penitentiary at
Raleigh and on the prison farms. Mr.
Pou, the state superintendent of pris
ons, has been very much interested in
this movement and has promised to pro
vide suitable shelving, and someone to
serve as librarian if the books them
selves could be given from the outside.
We were given the privilege as a school
of contributing to this significant gift
for our prisoners.
Nearly 60 books were received by Miss
Bush in our library on Thursday and
Friday for the prisoners. It was a con
tribution to be proud of, with our grow
ing ideas of citizenship we have surely
all come to believe we must lend our sup
port to shaking the strength of the pro
verbial saying that “the prisoner is the
forgotten man of civilization.” This
was our opportunity for action. It was
also our opportunity to pay positive
tribute to our growing faith in the help
fulness of literature in the uplift from
companionship with good books. Com
ing just before the Christmas holidays,
the appeal must have found students in
a sympathetic and generous mood. Look
ing back on our Christmas day and
counting its total achievement, we have
given a gift where it was sorely needed,
where it could not be paid back to us,
and where it would long remain grow
ing and bearing fruit—the truest kind
of Christmas gift.
SPANISH CHAIN MEETS
On December 4 the Spanish chain met
in B-7. Thelma Sherrill presided over
the meeting, which was carried on in
John Ford called the roll, everybody
answering with a Spanish fruit. After
the roll call all new and old business
was taken up. John Ford, secretary,
urged all members to pay up their dues
promptly, as there would be several
financial matters to attend to in the near
After the business matters had been
discussed the following program, which
the club enjoyed immensely, was given.
Short Story—Rosa Lee Williams.
Brief History of Spain—Nell Voltz.
TORCHLIGHT SOCIETY MEETS
On Wednesday, December 10, the
Torchlight Society held its regular meet
ing. The matter of pins was discussed
and the secretary gave her report on
this matter. The meeting was then turn
ed over to Helen Forbis, the chairman
of the program committee. The pro
gram was as follows:
Talk on Leadership, by Garnett Greg
Talk on Scholarship, by Marion Wal
The Life of Barrie, by Byron Sharpe.
The works of Barrie were then dis
cussed and all agreed to try to read
some of his works before the next meet
THEY GO—MY NAGGING BOYS
They go—Hose rough and ready boys—
And my. oh how they go!
They pull and pounce and shout for
And answer, blow for blow.
They go—those lads of thoughtless deeds,
And my, how far they go!
They follow every path that leads
Above, and far below.
They go—those wayward youths of mine,
ITow high and deep they go!
They form an ever-varying line
From topmost joy to woe.
They go—those careless, 7iagging boys-
Afar and deep and wide.
I wonder what they’ll bring in home
At turn-in of the tide.
Every man at his best state is alto
OVID’S TRAGEDY PRESENTED BY
At a joint meeting of the Latin clubs
Wednesday, December 17, the two Latin
VH classes presented a dramatization
of Ovid’s famous tragedy, “Pyremus et
Thisbe.” Elizabeth Smith as the “Edi-
ficator” introduced the characters. The
roles of the ill-fated lovers were well
interpreted by John Larkins and Edith
Neal. Other important characters were:
Father of Pyremus, Michaux Crocker;
mother of Thisbe, Elizabeth Stone; sun,
Howard Ryder; moon, Stanley Sturm;
lion, Claude Mclver; ninus, Charles
Amole; and chief of the mourners, Eliza
beth Smith. The other members of the
classes acted as the walls of the homes
of Pyramus and Thisbe. All the lines
were spoken in Latin, and the principal
characters were dressed as ancient Baby
lonians. Miss Wine, the teacher of the
Senior Latin classes, coached the play.
The people of Rome were all flocked
It seemed that no one was stopped by
They hurried and scurried in order to
The great senate for Cicero’s speech.
When all of the senators there had con
Cicero’s orations left no faults unseen;
But there was one argument not to be
And every one racked his brain and soon
FRESHMAN CLUB MEETS
The Freshman Latin club held an in
teresting meeting on December 5. The
meeting was opened by scripture read
ing and prayer in Latin by Marian Cur
tis. The song, “America,” followed.
Margaret Blaylock gave an interesting
talk about the rulers of early Rome.
Margaret Freeland, Lucile Sharpe, Fran
ces Burch and Margaret Sockwell gave
Mother Goose jingles in Latin. Eugenia
Isler talked about the building of Rome.
The last thing on the program was a
poem by Robert Douglas in Latin and
Miss Wine from Central High School
was present and gave a short talk, tell
ing of her interest in the club.
INTER NOS CLUB HOLDS
The Inter Nos club was called to order
by Beverly Moore, Imperator for the
Galli, who was in charge of the program.
The business was turned over to the
Reginse, Bernice Apple, who presided
over the discussion as to whether or not
the club should have a page in the an
nual. The roll was called and answered
by giving the nominative and genitive
After the business meeting Sarah Men
denhall and Ruth Abbot sang a nursery
rhyme in Latin. Nell Thurman and Vir
ginia Douglas gave an interesting talk
on “Roman Children and Their Educa
tion.” “The Houses and Furniture of
the Romans” was discussed by Paul
Wimbish and Ernest Wyche. The pro
gram was closed with Latin puns.
Laugh and be fat.—Jo/m Taijlor.
FRESHMAN LATIN CLASS
The Freshman class of G. H. S. or
ganized a section of the Latin club No
vember 21, 1924, under the supervision
of Miss Anderson and Miss Lesley. The
purpose of this club is to give the mem
bers a better insight into the life of the
early Latins—their customs, laws, gov
ernment, art and literature.
The officers of the club are as follows:
Princeps, J. D. McNairy; secundus prin-
ceps, Margaret Sockwell; scriba, Harry
Gump; nuntius, Hilda Davidson.
A name for this club has not yet
been decided upon. This is a bi-monthly
organization and at each meeting an
interesting program will be given.
The Juniors of the Latinus Circulus
presented an interesting program at the
meeting Friday, November 21. Helen
Felder, a member of the program com
mittee, presided. The subject was Rome,
the Eternal City.
Dorothy Mayes spoke on the Glories
of Rome. In addition to bringing out
the interesting points, she illustrated her
talk with pictures portraying the splen
dors of the metropolis.
Imuise Wysong took another phase of
Roman life,—the citizen soldier. Miss
Wine drew comparisons between ancient
Rome and a modern city.
The program closed with conundrums,
which the committee explained, carried
out the original purpose of the com
mittee that the meeting should be both
instructive and entertaining.
Righteousness exalteth a nation.—Pro
The argument centered around a fit pen
Silanus declared his view most vehe
That no criminal should escape with his
After causing the state such terrible
But Caesar removed the penalty of death,
And stated his opinion in a very long
An alliance was formed by Cicero and
And Cicero stated his comparison with
during the Puritan age no plays of any
kind were allowed. With the accession
of Charles H came sentimental drama,
and after this, continuing this type of
drama, Oliver Holdsmith and Words
worth came in. The Irish Movement
then prevailed and the modern drama.”
This was not discussed as in our meet
ings we are planning to study their not
just theoretically as we have the former
types but also practically.
Africanus was an esteemed elder, as we
And this outbreak caused C*sar much
As Cicero saw that he was destined to
The citizens departing said he was vain.
The assembly adjourned from the great
And all the conspirators flinched at Cic
So on his countenance a look of great
Cicero promises to look after the state’s
DRAMATIC CLUB MEETS
On Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, the
Dramatic Club met in the chapel at the
regular chapel period. The meeting was
called to order by the president with a
welcome to the new members after which
Mr. Wunsch read to the club the farce
“Food”, which is to be given soon fea
turing George Newman as “Irene” and
Adam Clement as “Basil.”
This is a tragedy in one act. The
scene is laid in 1950 when such articles
as an egg costs a small fortune.
Miss Wheeler spoke on the ’’Rise of
“The Grecian peoples were the first
to have public entertainments of any
sort. The Romans later took up this cus
tom of having bull fights and such dra
matic actions in large arenas. When
drama came to England,” she contin
ued, “it was under a true religious influ
ence and all scenes were taken from the
Bible. The comedy element was brought
in by a brave young playwright when
in one of the plays, Noah’s wife refuses
to enter the ark. Early entertainments
were in the form of pageants. Each act
was staged on a wagon, the first of which
stopped on a street corner and per
formed, followed by a second until the
succession of all the acts were given.
“Wealthy men later invited playing
comedies to their homes for entertain
ment at a dinner party. Semi public
plays were given in jewelry rooms and
any such small available places. Thea
tres were entered outside of the city
She. continued, “April 23, 1564, marked
the birth of one who was to make Eng
lish drama, namely, Shakespeare, who
started his career as a playwright in
holding horses in front of a theater. He
was then allowed to hold the costumes
for one of the players, and still later
to make some of the characters and
finally one of the regular casts. He
was allowed to work out some of the old
plays and at last we have the master
that we deem him. Shakespeare, the
most quoted, most honored, most rev
ered, most versatile of dramatists
brought to the world what it most need
ed, the element of comedy. I thought
it might produce either bias laughter or
a contented chuckle, he made it de
lightfully delicate. This was accom
plished by having a jester, a mistaken
identity or chronical character, Shakes
peare died in 1640 after which followed
a period of stagnation in drama. All
FRENCH CIRCLE STAGES MOCK
The French Circle met on Wednesday,
November 26, at 3:30 o’clock in the chap
el. After a short business meeting the
program of the day was given.
The program was in the form of a
French peasant wedding, but a mock
ceremony was used. The customs of the
peasants of Brittany were carried out
as nearly as possible.
The wedding party, consisting of the
bride and groom and their friends, came
down the right aisle of the chapel led
by the town fiddler. At the door of
the church they were met by the married
people of the village who presented bou
quets to the bride and groom. The en
tire company then went into the church.
After the ceremony, as it is customary
to have a feast at the home of the bride’s
parents, the club adjourned to the cafe
This procedure was carried out by
the members of the French 4 class. Mr.
W. R. Wunsch took the part of the town
fiddler, I.aVerne Ware that of the bride,
Fred Sparger that of the groom, and A.
C. Goodwin that of the Catholic priest.
Other members of the class who took
parts in the program were Cathryn Byrd,
Gladys Simpson, Margaret Glenn Stock-
ton, Rachel Rees, Mildred Michaux,
Katherine High, Doris Clendenin, P. B.
Whittington, Henry Goodwin, Edward
Mitchell, Claude Mclver.
During the mock ceremony Margaret
Glenn Stockton sang a French song, Mil
dred Michaux sang “Because” in French,
and Katherine High recited a French
The wedding feast was held after the
ceremony in the cafeteria. On the re
ceiving line were the bride and groom
and the bride’s parents. Miss Kelly was
in charge of the program.
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT MANIFESTS
ITSELF IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
The spirit of Christmas found expres
sion in many and divers ways in Greens
boro High School during this week. Min
iature Christmas trees bedecked with all
the glowing, glittering festivity of Christ
mas were found sparkling and laden on
Thursday in many session rooms at
chapel period. Characteristic gifts cost
ing not more than 10 sous each, and ac
companied by a fitting verse, added much
merriment to the joyful groups. Some
rooms assessed themselves and served
light refreshments after the gifts were
delivered. To this jolly, merry Christ
mas Spirit was added a most beautiful
and lovely Christ-like spirit when these
rooms closed their hour of fun by do
nating their simple toys to the service
and use of Mrs. Stern. From the high
school walls will go many offerings which
will fulfill the baby dreams of many lit
tle hearts at this Yule-tide season.
The session rooms were not the only
demonstrations of the power of the spir
it that entered the school this week. The
class bulletin boards heralded the Christ
mas greetings to all. Sunny France sent
messengers who displayed much artis
tic talent on the French posters that fill
ed the walls of the main building. “Joy-
eux Noel,” “La Premier Noel,” “Heur-
euse Annie,” and many poems expressed
the good wishes of the French classes.
Into the chapel on Friday came the
solemn and lovely finale of the student’s
expression of the Christ-Child’s spirit in
the form of one of the most beautiful
and reverent programs accompanied by
the usual unselfish giving of White Gifts
to the One whose birth had inspired the
Spirit that had entered every soul of
G. H. S.
He is a fool who thinks by force or skill
To Uirn the current of a woman’s will.
Time’s horses gallop down the lessen
ing hill.—Richard Le Oalliene.
Treat a thousand dispositions in a