January 22, 1925
TWAS THE NIGHT
■ Marvelous to relate, Sukey reached the
station just in time to catch the train for
Washington. It was his maiden trip to
the big city; so he felt like a prince
going to the coronation. One reason for
his going was to see about getting a job
with some Washington newspaper, since
he had just finished a course especially
designed for such a place. Another rea
son was to enjoy the Christmas holidays
Though some say such is impossible,
the minute Sukey sat down in the Pull
man car, he began to think. What would
he do when he reached Washington? He
picked up a newspaper and started turn
ing its pages. An idea struck him; all
of a sudden he laid down the paper and
yelled to the porter in the back of the
car, “Porter, do you know where I can
get some mistletoe?”
“Why, I don’t know, sah,” answered
the porter, in bewilderment, “there might
be some in de dinin’ car. I’ll get you
The darkey soon returned with a small
piece of mistletoe. Sukey tipped him,
then fell into silent meditation.
At last his idea began to revolve be
neath his skull. He had seen in the news
sheet the picture of the flapper daugh
ter of a Congressman in Washington.
He would call on her and while waiting
for her he would fix the mistletoe above
the door; then when she came in, he
would jump up and kiss her. She of
course couldn’t say anything because of
the mistletoe; and being a flapper, she
would take it as a joke. Sukey then
would write up a nice account of what
happened between himself and the Con
Sukey reached Washington in due time
and after getting settled, proceeded to
carry out his plan. He took along a
reporter’s tab in case anything went
wrong. He stepped up to the door and
rang the bell and asked for the flapper
daughter. She was at home and would
be down in a few minutes, the maid*an
nounced. Sukey quickly adjusted every
thing and waited quietly for the flapper.
Soon he heard footsteps on the stairs
and jumped up ready for action. ‘He
grabbed at the figure that entered the
room—he checked himself too late. It
was the maid.
The girl in uniform jerked herself
away from Sukey. Her face was crim
son. Sukey’s face showed embarrass
ment. The maid started to speak, but
Sukey, pointing to the mistletoe, said:
“Excuse me, but it is Christmas time,
and we were right under the mistletoe.”
Luckily the maid was not the hot-
tempered kind. She only blushed and
timidly left the room.
By this time the mistress had entered.
Sukey addressed her:
“I hope that you will pardon me,
ma’am. I believe that I am at the wrong
Fortunately, Sukey got out of the
house in safety.
“Whew!” he exclaimed after catching
his breath, “that was a close shave. I’ll
not try it again.”
A few minutes later, Sukey, finding
that the hour had come for visitors to
the President, decided that he would go
to see the Chief Executive.
There happened to be nobody with the
President at the particular moment he
arrived. Guards on the outside stared
at him furiously; but he paid them no
It was the first time Sukey had met a
President of the United States and he
didn’t know whether it was proper to
kiss or hug him; so he just tried to act
dignified and let it go at that. He did
n’t know whether to talk on politics or
prohibition, but since his time was lim
ited he decided not to talk on either.
“Mr. President,” Sukey addressed the
great man, “I am interested in a job
on some Washington newspaper. Do
you reckon you can help me?”
“I thought you came for a friendly
visit,” answered the President, rather
“I—” Sukey was interrupted by a tall
man with a black beard, who whipped
out a pistol and fired at the President
without taking aim. The President fell
out of his chair.
“Holy mackerel!” yelled Sukey, “a
Bolshevik;” and then he looked around
for a quick getaway; but on second
thought an idea popped into his head.
He wheeled quickly and kicked the pis
tol out of the man’s hand.
The man dived out of the room and
ran down the hall; but guards were al
ready on the scene and went down the
hall in hot pursuit.
Sukey really didn’t know what to do;
so he just stood by while the excitement
around him increased.
Hardly a moment passed before a
dozen reporters were on the scene. Su
key grabbed one and out the door they
went. Here was his chance and he meant
to take it.
The two men jumped into a taxi and
went full speed to the reporter’s news
office When they arrived there, Sukey
jumped out of the car and started to
enter. Suddenly some one tapped him
on the shoulder and he heard a voice call
“Sukey! Sukey! Wake up! Didn’t I
tell you not to eat so much on Christ
Twilight slowly drops over the room,
which is lighted only by a crackling
wood-fire on the hearth, as if in defiance
of the roaring wind outside.
Above the mantel is the portrait of a
gentle-faced woman in colonial dress,
who smiles lovingly down at the old
room, as if in remembrance of ringing
laughter and the patter of little feet.
Before the fire repose two easy chairs,
inviting one to crunch rosy apples and
read. The floor is covered with a soft
blue carpet, while in one corner stands
an old-fashioned rosewood secretary, full
of queer drawers and qaint cubby-holes.
In another corner is an old leather sofa.
How many times have I had wild rides
with its arms for horses, and a pillow
for a saddle; or sat on the back and
fished in the unfathomable depths be
hind it, or curled up among the cushions
The fire dies down, and the lengthen
ing shadows soften the pictures on the
gray wall. The wind is hushed, and
around the eaves the rain drips—drips—
DRAMATIC CLUB WILL PRESENT
Thursday, January 15, the Dramatic
Club met at chapel period. The vice-
president, Audrey Johnson, called the
meeting to order. Virginia McClam-
roch read a part of the story of Ruth;
Margaret Crews accompanied her at the
piano. The meeting was then turned
over to Mr. Wunsch who announced that
the president is going to appoint a com
mittee to outline the work for the year.
He gave an idea of the play to be pre
sented shortly by the club. Booth Tark-
ington’s “Seventeen.” Miss Wheeler
then gave a short talk on “Stage Ques
tions” and “Why Make-up is Necessary
on the Stage”.
“THE TEST OF HONOR”
On January 10, 1925, at chapel. Miss
Killingsworth opened the program by
reading a few verses from the twenty-
second chapter of Proverbs. A repre
sentative from the Student Council,
Virginia McClamroch, gave a short talk
on the necessity of honor in the coming
“All are able to pass the test of
knowledge,” she said, “but how many of
us can pass the test of honor? We are
hoping for the cleanest examination pe
riod in the history of G. H. S.,” she said,
Mr. Gildersleeve took up the remain
ing time in leading' singing.
No Outstanding Star for Reidsville—
Goodwin Shines for Locals.
Reidsville for the second time lost to
the Greensboro quint, the final score be
ing 48 to 24. At all times the Greens
boro boys outplayed the Reidsville lads.
The first half ended with G. H. S. 16
points in the lead. The second half the
Reidsville lads ran their score up to 17
before Greensboro found the basket for
a single goal. Goodwin for the locals
was the outstanding player. He scored
18 of Greensboro’s points.
For Reidsville there were no individual
stars. Pritchett, Way, Minor and Glass
did the registering of points for Reids
R. F. •
Allen C. Scott
Substitutes: Reidsville—Teachey for
Glass; Greensboro—Wyrick for Solomon,
Taylor for Scott, Watson for Blair.
Little Willie pointed to his sister’s
sweetheart, Mr. Jones.
“Mr. Jones kicked me yesterday,” he
snarled, “but I got even with him, you
bet your life. I mixed up quinine with
my sister’s face powder.”
DEAN OF N. C. C. W.
OF GIRLS ASSEMBLY
NUMBER OF HONOR STUDENTS
IS INCREASED FROM 5 TO 96
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I would he humble, for I know my weak
I would look up, and love, and lift.’’
Miss Killingsworth called the senior
girls’ basketball team to the stage. They
were: Helen Forbis, captain; Mary Thur
man, Marion Walters, Elsie Hicks, Edith
Neal, Virginia Jackson, Maxine Ferree,
and Margaret Irving. In her short talk,
the dean of high school girls attributed
greater value to class than to varsity
training, because it benefits a greater
number of girls. She mentioned the other
class teams who entered and made pos
sible the contest. The seniors wmn four
games, the juniors two, and the fresh
Virginia McClamroch made a short
talk on pep and school spirit.
SUCCESSOR TO LINDSAY LOU
For hours they had been together on
her front porch. The moon cast its ten
der gleams down upon the young and
handsome couple who sat strangely far
apart. He sighed. She sighed.
“I wish I had money, dear,” he said.
Impulsively she slipped her hand into
his; then, rising swiftly, she sped into
the house. Aghast, he looked at his
hand. In his palm lay a nickel.
Rastus: “Whyfo’ does yo’ call yo’ gal
Sambo: “’Cause all de b’ilin’ water
in de work aint gonna turn her white.”
Junior High School again has a spark
ling paper. Not the Lindsay Lou, but
one that will fill for some time the va
cancy left by it—The Oossiper—which
made its first appearance Tuesday. It is
printed by hand in pencil, and carries
burlesques on school life, humorous
pieces, and the cross word puzzle brain
testers. The editors plan to issue it on
Tuesday and Thursday of each week.
It is the ideal and aim of the staff to
give a humorous touch to school life; to
tell the news of daily importance; and to
add a personal touch to Junior High.
The staff is as follows:
President and Printer—E. D. Kuy
kendall, J r.
Editor-in-Chief—J. D. McNairy.
Managing Editor—C. Graff.
Associate Editor—R. G. Ballad.
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“These stars carry with them extra
privileges, subject to the Principal’s ap
proval, for those so awarded; therefore
they are strictly non-transferable, and
anyone found violating that trust will
forfeit his emblem. They are also for
feited the first month that one fails to
make the desired average.
“We trust that this system will prove
sufficient incentive to challenge the best
effort of each pupil of the G. H. S.
“‘Hitch your chariot to a star.
And don’t be content as you are.’
“Nita Gressitt, Chairman.”
There were only five stars awarded
the first month that the system was tried.
The great number who are now entitled
to wear stars proves how greatly the
plan has worked.
This is the present list of honor-roll
Wilma Long, James Stewart, Marga
ret Blaylock, Dorothy Donnell, Eleanor
Hunt, Lois Freeland, Sarah Ferguson,
Margaret Sockwell, Sadie Sharpe, Rus
sell Whittemore, Nina Wray, Wilfred
Sink, Margaret Hackney, Kathleen Lash-
ley, Ruth Lewis, Marion Turner, Fran
ces Hart, Mildred Knight, Mary Lyon
Leak, Margaret Neal, Helen Shuford,
Henry Biggs, Charles Graff, Harry
Gump, J. D. McNairy, Carlton Wilder,
Marshall Booney, Jesse Winberry, Ruth
Simpson, Esther Shreve, Myrtle Gillis,
Bety McGill, Dorothy Dunivent, Bernice
Apple, Betty Brown, Mary I.ynn Carl
son, Virginia Douglas, Mary Elizabeth
King, Cynthia Vaughan, Mary Jane
Wharton, Miriam Block, Nell Thurman,
Phyllis Penn, Mary McCollum, Lois Mit
chell, Annie Yount, P. B. Whittington,
Carolyn wSimmons, Rachael Nye, Mary
Price, Ben Kendrick, Edwin Menden
hall, James Tidwell, Margaret Ferguson,
Glenn Boyd McLeod, Kate Stewart, Wel
don Beacham, Edwin Lashley, James
Robinson, Louise McCulloch, Helen
Stockard, Marguerite Mason, Hilda
Smith, Elizabeth Campbell, Elizabeth
Rockwell, Hazel Brown, Mary Louise
Knight, Fannie Rockwell, Marshall
Campbell, Orden Goode, Ruth Causey,
Helen Felder, Dorothy Lea, Margaret
Crews, Dorothy Mayes, Mary Lyon, Gar
nett Gregory, Elizabeth Smith, Eliza
beth Stone, Virginia Jackson, Norman
Green, Virginia Bain, Maxine Ferree,
Lois Dorsett, Lacy Andrews, Bob Stone,
Elizabeth Cartland, Martha Broadhurst,
Betty Harrison, Beatrice Williams, By
ron Sharpe, Ethel Morgan, Frances
Moore, Marion Shaw, Louise Wysong.
JUNIORS ENTERTAIN SENIORS IN
DELIGHTFUL XMAS BANQUET
MANY NEW COURSES IN
MUSIC ARE ANNOUNCED
BY MUSIC DEPARTMENT
FINAL DECISION ABOUT STARS
Thursday, January 8, the Torchlight
Society held its first meeting of the new
year. The matter of pins was discussed
and settled as final. Then the awarding
of the scholarship stars was discussed.
This was to decide whether it was pos
sible for a senior to recover a gold star
if he lost it by not averaging 90% one
month. It was decided that he must
start over. The matter of electing new
members and the number that should
be elected was taken up but was left
unfinished. The meeting was then
turned over to the program committee.
Miss Tillet discussed the life and char
acteristics of Barrie and read one of his
plays, “The Twelve Pound Look.” The
meeting then adjourned.
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Girls’ Voice Training Class and Glee
Club—Every day, 4th period. Continu
ation of last term’s glee club work. New
girls will be registered up to 50. Half
hour outride practice required daily.
Text, “Assembly Songs,” Hollis Dann,
and “Collective Voice Training,” Clip-
pinger. % credit.
Orchestra—Every day, 3rd period. For
all who play well enough to qualify. %
credit (with “Fundamentals of Music,”
Violin Glass Lessons — Monday and
Wednesday, 3rd period. If there are at
least eight people who have had over
one term’s lessons we will have Mrs.
Alderman available. Credit, see “Funda
mentals of Music,” first term.
Girls’ Chorus—Thursday morning, 3rd
period. An inspiration sing once a week.
Open to any girl in school who cannot
get into glee club. Minimum of 75, max
imum of 100. These girls will be used
in any operettas we give and in the City
Musical Festival to be given at the Na
tional theater in May. % credit.
Boys’ Glee Club—Friday morning, 3rd
period. Open to boys who like to “har
monize” or would like to learn. Text,
“Rough Stuff,” Birchard. Limited to 25.
Also ideas of how best to use your
voice. Ys credit.
Freshmenb Chorus—2nd period each
day. Individual class schedules to be
arranged. Approximately 100 per class.
Each class to come twice per week.
“Have you heard the new tango song?’
“No—what is it?”
“Tangonna rain no mo’.”
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men in the school sphere, Messrs. Fred
Archer and Lee Edwards. In reply to
this toast Mr. Edwards gave some en
“Unless something unforeseen happens
to change the plans of the school board
as they now stand,” said Mr. Edwards,
“I think I can safely promise you that
in February a program will be begun
which will ultimately lead to the con
struction of the much-desired new school
buildings.” He went on to say that it
would take about four years to complete
them, but that Greensboro had waked
up and would let no other city surj)ass
her in that respect. They will be of
The next occurrence held an element
of the weird, the mysterious. The lights
went out, leaving only the dim glow of
the candles to aid the sight. On the
stage, as the screens were removed, there
appeared an oriental scene. Two slaves
(Misses Dorothy Mayes and Margaret
Crews) approached with candles to light
the way for the seer (Miss Helen Fel
der) who followed. Another slave (Miss
Elizabeth Crews) brought in the crystal
into which the seer gazed. Forthwith,
she in this manner foretold the futures
of the four Seniors present. At the end
the crystal proved to be a balloon which
the seer burst simultaneously with 'the
blowing out of the slaves’ candles.
The next thing on the program was
“Much Ado About Nothing.” In this
Misses Virginia Younts and Elizabeth
Morris sang a clever parody on “Mr.
Gallagher and Mr. Shean,”—“Mr. Senior
and Mr. Junior.” Miss Margaret Crews
accompanied them at the piano.
“The Trial Scene” from “The Merchant
of Venice,” a skit written by a mem
ber of the Junior class. Miss Helen Fel
der, was presented, with the following
A modern Antonio (a Senior), Miss
A modern judge (Mr. Edwards), Ed
A modern Shylock (Mr. Johnson),
A modern Portia (Miss Killingsworth),
Miss Dorothy Lea.
A crossword puzzle contest was con
ducted by Miss Elizabeth Umberger, who
presented prizes to the three seniors
present for highest score. The recipi
ents were Misses Margaret Thompson,
Mildred Michaux and Gladys Simpson.
Finally the time for the farewell came.
As the epilogue, the Juniors bade the
Seniors adieu by a song (written by Miss
Margaret Hood) to the tune of Schu
Those invited by the Juniors to their
festal board were as follows: Misses
Margaret Thompson, Gladys Simpson,
Mildred Michaux, IJllian Killingsworth,
Ruby Wine, Inabelle Coleman, Betty
Styer, Mary Wheeler, Josephine Causey,
Laura Tillett (Junior adviser), Lilly
Walker, Winifred Beckwith, Mabel
Scott, Mrs. C. W. Phillips, and Messrs.
Roland Shaw, Comer, Edwards, John
The banquet decorations, entertain
ment, programs, and invitations were
arranged and carried out by the follow
ing, with Miss I.aura Tillett at their
head: Misses Margaret Hood, Dorothy
Lea, Helen Felder, Mary Lyon, Dorothy
Mayes, Margaret and Elizabeth Crews,
Elizabeth Umburger, Cecile Lindau, Vir
ginia Younts, Ruth Curtis, Elizabeth
Morris, and many other girls. Assisting
these were Messrs. Clair Conner, Paul
Schurlock, Orden Goode, George New
man, Randall Martin, Edward McNeely
and other boys.
MEMBERS OF A. A. U. W.
ADDRESS THE STUDENTS
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Miss Mebane, of the English depart
ment, gave an illustrated lecture on the
various universities and their divergent
appeals. She showed slides of many of
these institutions in the North and East
as well as a few of the South. Her dis
cussion of the relative benefits of attend
ing a college and a university was lis
tened to attentively by the audience.
Her speech started the students think
ing, weighing the merits of each type of
institution, and actually formulating
plans for the future.