M E M O R I A Ij
From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., MAY 7, 1925
major MORGAN TELLS HOW TO MAKE
the world give you what you want
Great Appeal for Vocational
Education of Young
IS HIGH OFFICIAL OF BIG FIRM
Speaker Appeals to Students in Effort
to Prevent Drifting—“The World
Has No Use for Drifters.”
On Thursday, Airril 23, Major W. T.
Morgan, speaking for “some firm in
Pennsylvania,” on leave from his cor
poration, addressed the upper classes on
“How to Make the World Give You What
You Want.” He was introduced hy Mr.
Ben Williams, principal of the Mclver
No idea could he given of Major Mor
gan’s speech without descrijjtion of the
externals. The speaker, a veteran of
two wars, now a business man connected
with an international corporation, had a
personality all his own, a dazzling and
magnetic i^ersonality. Moreover, the
striking thing that held the audience
after the first few minutes of joking and
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PHILLIPS AWARDS STARS
AND LETTERS TO GIRLS
Don t miss it. The annual Senior
play, “Dulcy,” promises to be the
play event of the year.
N.G.G.W. Auditorium Tonight
Dulcy Virginia McClamroch
Dulcy s Husband Pat Forbes
Mr. Forbes Arthur Pearce
Mrs. Forbes Frances Elder
A Composer Bernard Shaw
Admission—35c and 50c
WIN TRACK MEET
Carry Off Honors At Fifth District
Meet Held At Winston-
Salem May 2.
Former Principal Inspires Students to
“Go, Get, and Give” in Chapel
G. B. Phillips, former principal of
Greensboro High School, addressed the
student body Monday at the chapel per
iod. At that time he also presented let
ters and stars to the girls who had won
them in some athletic event this year.
Mr. Phillips began his talk by saying
that he woul present a “G” to every one
in the student body; not, however, one
to wear on a sweater, but a slogan, “Go,
Get, and Give,” to wear in one’s heart.
“Go after the larger things of life with
a determination to win. Get character,
health, friends, and wealth; then give
part of that which you have gotten to
some one in need. Give comradeship and
friendship also,” said the speaker, in a
most inspiring talk.
Betty Plarrison and Marion Walters
were then presented the emblem GNC,
which is the highest honor that one may
obtain in the athletic association. There
are five others in Greensboro High now
wearing this emblem—Elizabeth Darling,
Helen Forbis, Maxine Ferree, Mary
Thurman, and Garnett Gregory. May
Thurman and Maxine Ferree are the
proud possessors of four stars, while
Helen Forbis wears three. There are
three girls who have two stars, and nine
girls who wear one.
Pour girls were presented a G—Mar
garet Flarrison, Josephine Abernathy,
Hazel Brown, and Sadie Clements. Max
ine Ferree, Mary Thurman, Helen For
bis, Virginia Jackson, Edith Neal, Doro
thy Lea, Mary Tilly and Ruth Watson
were awarded stars also for extra points.
Greensboro High School girls carried
off the honors at the track meet for the
fifth district held at M’^inston-Salem on
May 2nd, when they scored a total of
33^/4 points. Winston was a close sec
ond with 3114 points. High Point ran
third with 1914, and Wentworth only
cornered 514- Excitement ran high when
the local aggregation realized Winston
was pressing them hard, and the Winston
representatives found they still had a
fighting chance. But the latter fought
The winners of first place in the vari
ous events follow: 50-yd. dash, Winston-
Salem; 75-yd. dash, Greensboro, Jose
phine Abernathy; high jump, Greensboro,
Ruth Watson; running broad jump,
Greensboro, Ruth Watson; hurdles, Win
ston-Salem; basketball goal, Greensboro;
baseball speed relay, Winston; flag re
lay, Winston. All cities tied in the has
Others entered from Greensboro High
School who achieved second and third
places, thus scoring for their city, and
showed up well in the contests were:
Misses Mary Tilly, Lillian Lye, Mary
Thurman, Mettewa Hoffman, Ruth Wat
son, Mary McCollum, Josephine Aber
nathy, Mary Lyons, Helen Forbis, Lou
ise Thacker, Marion Walters, Edna Mey
ers, Mary Y^oung, Marguerite Harrison,
Margaret Hood, Rose Goodwin, Duella
Walker, and Dorothy Lea. Misses J.
Causey, I. Moore, and Nellie K. Dry,
coaches, accompanied the contestants.
TALKS BY GREENSBORO
HIGH STUDENTS FEATURE
YOUTHS’ MASS MEETING
Dr. Percy Hayward Addresses Assem
bly and Mr. J. Foster Barnes
STUDENTS ATTEND MEETING
G. H. S. REPRESENTED
WELL AT GUILFORD
Virginia McClamrock Gives “The Last
Leaf”—John Larkins Declaims.
HIGH LIFE TO ENTER SECOND
STATE NEWSPAPER CONTEST
Miss Coleman Accepts Invitation-
Staff Very Optimistic Over Out
come—Won First Contest.
John Larkins and Virginia McClam
roch represented Greensboro High School
w the Guilford College Declamation and
Recitation Contest May 18. The contest,
which is a part of High School Day, is
annual affair. There were 18 entrants
in the declamation and 21 in the reci
Virginia McClamroch was one of the
four girls to appear in the finals. “Her
interpretation of O. Henry’s ‘Last Leaf
was perfect,” said Miss Killingsworth.
Albemarle won the first place in the
recitation contest with Riley’s “Little
Roys Bear Story.” Durham was first
in the declamation contest.
The principal has received a letter
from Mr. P. R. Rankin, Secretary of the
Extension Division of the University of
North Carolina, inviting High Life to
enter the High School Newspaper Con
test. Miss Coleman, faculty adviser for
the paper, has accepted the invitation.
This is the second annual contest in
journalism put on by the University.
High Life won the trophy cup last year.
The editors say that they are looking for
ward and hoping to wdn it again this
OUR FORMER PRINCIPAL
UNDERGOES AN OPERATION
Mr. G. B. Phillips, superintendent of
the Salisbury Public Schools, underwent
an operation for appCTidicitis Thursday,
April 30. He is doing well at the local
Mr. Phillips was principal of the High
School here last year and was liked very
much by the students and faculty. The
student body expressed its sympathy by
A large number of High School stu
dents attended the young people’s mass
meeting held at the West Market Street
Methodist church, on Wednesday night,
Arthur Davant, president of the stu
dent body, presided, and the following
program was given:
Song service, led by Mr. J. Foster
“Making Life Count in School,” by
“Making Life Count Through Work,”
by P. B. Whittington, Jr.
“Making Life Count Through the
Home,” by Lois Gillespie.
“Making Life Count Through the
Church,” by Jimmie Williams.
“Folks Who Count and Some Who
Merely Figure,” by Dr. Percy R. Hay
In her talk, “Making Life Count in
School,” Frances Elder reminded every
boy and girl of the thousands of advan
tages they have now and the few that
the boys and girls of yesterday enjoyed.
“Today we are trained in school for
life’s work, not only in our lessons but
also by the friends we make,” she said.
Christ is the perfect friend and is always
ready to comfort and cheer us. It should
be our desire to give to others the Christ
who has meant so much to us. Her talk
was closed by reminding that opportuni
ties lie all around us and that making
friends is one of the finest lessons learned
“Making Life Count in Business” was
the topic of P. B. Whittington, Jr. He
emphasized the need of a character bud
get in our lives. This budget should be
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BOYS’ FORUM HOLDS
MEETING IN CHAPEL
Students Celebrate National Boys’
PRIZE IS OFFERED FOR BEST
POEM BY HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL
Cat’s Head Club Offers $10 to High
School Poet Excelling in
In an effort to stimulate verse writing
among the high school students of the
state, the Cat’s Head club, a literary
group at Duke University, has recently
announced a prize of $10 for the best
short poem to be written and submitted
before April 1. The contest, it is stated,
is open to all high school students, and
the range of subjects is unlimited.
The rules state that the poems sub
mitted must not be over 40 lines in length
and that any type of verse will be con-
ered except free verse. The winning
poem will be published in The Archive,
student literary magazine.
Judges in the contest have been sel
ected from among members of the uni
As a part of the celebration of Na
tional Boys’ Week, all the boys of G.
H. S. were gathered together in chapel
Wednesday, Ajoril 29, to enjoy a pleas
ant entertainment program.
After Miss Killingsworth had made a
few preliminary remarks, the program
was opened with the hymn, “Come, Thou
Almighty King,” sung by the assembly.
Miss Killingsworth read the 67th Psalm
for the devotional part. Next came a
recitation by Audrey Johnson. It was a
selection from Booth Tarkington’s well
known story, “Penrod,” and created much
amusement, as it was exceptionally well
delivered. Transferred in a flash to
the realm of music, the audience listened
succcessively to a pleasing violin solo by
Charlotte Van Noppen, and to Mr. Mil
ler, who sang “The Yellow Dog Song,”
accompanying himself on the piano.
Sarah Mendenhall followed with a reci
tation. The most popular number on the
program proved to be the boys’ quartet.
Twice they were brought back by the
tremenodus applause of the assembly,
until, it was rumored, they had finally
exhausted their repertoire. Mr. Park
then made a short talk urging' the boys
to come out in full force for the boys’
parade on Friday.
FIFTH AND SEVENTH
SEMESTERS ELECT STAFF
OF MAGAZINE FOR 1926
Officers Are: Helen Felder, Editor-in-
Chief, Orden Goode and Bobbie
Wilson, Business Managers.
IS TO REPLACE “REFLECTOR”
G. H. S. MAKES GOOD SHOWING
IN STATE-WIDE MUSIC CONTEST
Mary Elizabeth King, Tommy Strader
and William Fowler Were Out
In keeping with the plans for a school
magazine, for next year, the fifth and
seventh semesters, in charge of the pro
ject, elected the editor Friday, April 24.
At a joint meeting of the classes Helen
Felder was voted editor-in-chief; Orden
Goode, business manager, and Bobby
Wilson, assistant business manager.
The plans are that the magazine will
take the place of the Annual, the editor-
in-chief and business manager coming
from the class to graduate at mid-term.
The present fifth semester will take it
over after the class in charge graduates.
However, the assistant editor and the
assistant business manager have been
chosen from the fifth semester in order
to balance the project and to give that
class training before taking it over.
SUMMER SCHOOL OFFERS
WORK FOR FAILURES
“Large Attendance Is Expected Altho
Plans Not Yet Complete,”
Says Mr. Edwards.
Again this year the Greensboro High
School entered the music contest put on
by N. C. C. W. in the week of May 20-24.
The orchestra, the glee club, Mary Eliza
beth King, piano soloist; Edward Stain-
back and Tommy Strader, vocal soloists;
and William Fowler, violinist, participat
ed in the contest.
“Our glee club and orchestra both did
fine work, and also each of the solo en
tries, but not fine enough for G. H. S.
to get a first or second place,” declared
Mr. Glenn Gildersleeve. He continued:
“Edward Stainback was ruled out be
cause of having an unchanged voice.
Never before has there been either a boy
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BEAUTIFUL MAID VAMPS
SPECTATORS IN PARADE
Athletes Honor Queens of Beauty
With Exhibition of Strength.
SENIOR INVITATIONS FILL
G. H. S. WITH ENTHUSIASM
“Aren’t they beautiful!” exclaimed the
Seniors. “Let’s see them!” demanded
the Juniors. “What are they?” asked
the Sophomores. “Will we get any?”
queried the Freshmen.
What caused all this commotion in the
solemn halls of G. H. S.? Why was the
Supply Room the cynosure of all? What
was it all about? Why, the invitations
to commencement, of course—those hand
some documents which, according to one
prosaic damsel, “look exactly like they’ve
had the smallpox,” and to a miss of more
romantic inclinations, “look just like a
beautiful white wave-swept beach.”
Which would you rather be—a Senior
to send invitations, or a friend to send
The beauty parade carried out Friday,
May 1, was a decidedly successful affair.
“Hard-Hearted Hannah” Hunter made a
knock-out with the masculine onlookers,
as ,accompanied by “Mutt” Witten, her
most ardent admirer, she “sacheted”
along the streets of Greensboro. Her
escort of army officers added greatly to
charming effect, and “Hannah” far out
distanced such other lovely beauties as
were in the parade.
Perhaps her greatest distinction was
her difference of costume. How Basil’s
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GLENN HOLDER HEADS HIGH
LIFE FOR YEAR 1925-1926
Summer school beginning June 15 will
have as large an attendance this year
as it had the last, so Mr. Edwards says.
“It will be operated mainly for fail
ures, and since we have as many failing
this year as last term, we expect approxi
mately the same number of applicants,”
declared the Superintendent in a recent
Though complete plans have not been
made, it can safely be said that most of
the last year’s teachers are ready to sign
up any time they are called upon. The
subjects to be taught are varied: any
subject for which are are as many as
ten applicants will be given at this sum
“The school,” added Mr. Edwards,
“will include grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.”
MISS SUMMERALL AND MISS
MORROW TO RETURN HERE
Former Members of Faculty to Teach
Latin and Math Here Next
Miss Jane Summerall, at present a
member of the Winthrop College faculty,
will teach at Greensboro High next year.
She has been teaching English the past
year, but will probably teach Fatih or
Miss Mary Morrow, also a former fac
ulty member here, will teach math here
again next year.
Since leaving G. H. S. both Miss Sum
merall and Miss Morrow have been going
to school. Miss Summerall took a M.A.
course in English at Columbia College,
New York City. Miss Morrow has been
at Peabody Teachers College, Nashville,
MR. KETCHUM DELIVERS FIRST
ADDRESS OF BOYS’ WEEK HERE
School js nearly over! The Juniors
realized the full purport of this well
loved statement Friday, April 24, when
they held what was perhaps the most
important meeting of their Junior year,
namely, to elect the leaders for their Sen
Leaders for Senior year 1 Why, they
could hardly “take in” the fact that they
were so near being Seniors. Nevertheless,
they were, and so officers must be elected.
Instantly “thinking caps” were donned
and names submitted for the class ap-
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On Monday morning, April 27, the
students of the main building heard Mr.
Ketchum, Secretary of the Chamber of
As this was National Boys’ Week, Mr.
Ketchum’s talk was directed principally
to the boys. The jmrpose of Boys’ Week,
he said, was intended to stimulate think
ing among young men, and to give an
insight to the line of work that they
might wish to follow. “The goods that
we use must be paid for with the goods
that we make,” said Mr. Ketchum. Busi
ness now, more than ever before, has be
come professional. One who has a pleas
ing personality and an education will suc
ceed, he declared in closing.