From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
What are you going to
do with it?
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., MAY 21, 1925
SENIOR CLASS ANNOUNCES GREAT
PLANS FOR COMMENCEMENT WEEK
Rev. John F. Kirk to Deliver
CLASS DAY TO BE AT N. C. C. W.
Dean Person, of the Law School of
Carolina, Will Give the Gradu
“Commencement week and the few
days preceding it will be, we hope, the
fullest and happiest days of the year,”
says Garnett Gregory, president of the
Senior class. Plans for the commence
ment sermon, class day, and graduation
have already been made.
The Seniors will have charge of chapel
for the last time Monday, May 25. At
this time the Senior Class Memory Book
will be opened, revealing the joys and
sorrows of the past four years.
The High School Cafeteria will be the
scene of the next event honoring the
Seniors. At the three lunch periods on
Tuesday, May 26, the Seniors will have
first place in the lines and they will eat
at tables arranged especially for them.
Rev. John T. Kirk, pastor of West
Market Street Methodist church, will de-
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STUDENTS AND MOTHERS GIVE
INTERESTING CHAPEL PROGRAM
Mothers Also Visit Classes and Take
Lunch in the Cafeteria Dur
ing the Day.
The boys and girls of G. H. S. had
the pleasure of entertaining many of the
mothers at the school on Friday, May 7,
in honor of Mother’s Day.
An inspiring program was given in
chapel. All of the girls and many of
the mothers were present. Virginia Bain
had charge of the meeting. The follow
ing people made talks: Mrs. Ferguson,
Glenn B. MacLeod, Dorothy Lea, and
Mrs. Stone. Miss Michael of G. C. and
Edward Stainback sang. Charlotte Van
Noppen gave two violin selections.
It was a time of happiness and sorrow
combined. For those whose dear moth
ers were spared to make lives joyful
and glad, hearts were lifted in gratitude
and thankfulness. To those whose moth
ers had gone, hearts went out in love
and deep sympathy.
NEW EDITORS CHOSEN
FOR G. H. S. MAGAZINE
The First Issue May Be in Honor of
At a preliminary meeting of the execu
tive council of the school magazine, the
following editors were chosen to serve
on the board with Helen Felder, editor-
in-chief: Cecile Lindau, Mary Jane Whar
ton, and Helen Toland, literary editors;
Dorothy Lea, exchange editor; and Ed
Turner, art editor. This group will serve
with the executive staff to appoint other
editors, and at some future date the
entire staff will meet to develop plans
for the next year.
It is hoped that the first issue, coming
in September, may be an O. Henry issue
in honor of the birthday of Greensboro’s
great writer. In this issue will be pub
lished much material about O. Henry
hitherto not brought into the limelight.
During the summer the editors expect to
do a great deal of research work in
preparation for the next year.
MRS. ORR TAKES MISS
SAPP’S PLACE IN LIBRARY
May 1, Miss Augusta Sapp discontin
ued her work at the G. H. S. Library and
Mrs. Orr filled her place.
Miss Sapp has been librarian for about
eight months and all the students regret
to see her leave. She is one of the fac
ulty brides-to-be, her wedding to take
place in the early summer.
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P. B. WHITTINGTON TO
LEAD STUDENT BODY
Newly-Elected President Has Been a
Member of Student Council
For Three Years.
P. B. Whittington, Jr., was elected
president of the student body for next
year at an election held on May 4.
During the three years of his high
school course, the newly-elected presi
dent has held the following ofifiees: Presi
dent Hi-Collect club, 1923-24; president
Science club, 1922-23; chief marshall,
1924-25; member Student Council, 1922-
25; member French club, 1923-24; track
team, 1922-25; Monogram club, 1924; as
sistant business manager High Life,
1924- 25; member Hi-Y No. 2, 1924-25;
elected business manager of High Life,
1925- 26. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
P. B. Whittington, who live at 410 More-
The two other candidates for election
were Margaret Ferguson and J. Norman
Stone. The vote was taken by secret and
signed ballot. Only those students hav
ing five or more credits had voting power.
PRIZE BABIES VIE FOR
HONORS IN CONTEST
Seniors Stage as Good a Baby Show
as the O. Henry.
A second baby show (held Thursday,
May 10, at the High School) brought
out quite as much beauty and talent as
the first (held previously at the O. Henry
hotel). The babes it is true, had to be
pacified with suckers and dolls, but the
effect was the same, only perhaps a lit
One of the prettiest children, tiny Mar
ion Shaw, lost her mama early in the
day, but a few of the older children
kindly escorted her to the missing parent.
Little Marvin Iseley was bashful at first,
but soon overcame his timidity enough
to smile at the judge, who immediately
declared him the handsomest boy over
five years of age present. Dear little
“Pats” Forbes quite charmed the ladies
with his naughty pranks, such as taking
dolls from tiny maidens.
A lovely little miss, Louise Craven,
quite stole away the hearts of the spec
tators with her demure little courtesies
and her bobbing hair-ribbon. Some wick
ed boys stole away poor little Margaret
Irvin’s hat and shoe, whereupon that
young miss displayed a vicious temper.
Among those in the show were several
prodigies. Young Masters Bernard Shaw,
Julius Witten, and John Larkins dis
played unusual musical talent (not only
piano but vocal also) for children seven
years of age.
SPARKLES WITH WITTY
TOASTS AND GOOD MUSIC
Is Very Enjoyable Occasion for Every
one Present—Fun and Merri
ATKISSON’S ORCHESTRA PLAYS
The much-looked-forward-to and plan-
ned-for event has at last taken place. On
Friday night. May 15, the daughters of
G. H. S. entertained their dads at a love
ly banquet held in the High School Cafe
All the Daddies, upon their arrival,
were met by a pretty teacher who pinned
a lovely pink rosebud in their button
holes. About half an hour was then
spent in talking and making friends with
other guests, after which the toastmis-
tress, Virginia Bain, escorted by her Dad,
led the way to the cafeteria. The ban
quet room was beautifully decorated with
white and yellow, giving the place a very
After the blessing had been asked by
Mr. Gillespie, Virginia Douglas, in a
very pretty way, welcomed the Dads.
Mr. Broadhurst responded to her wel
come, saying how glad he knew all the
Dads were to be the guests of such a
lovely group of daughters.
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OFFICERS AT LAST MEETING
Loving Cup is Offered to Best All-
Around Senior—Reports for
Year Show Progress.
The Parent-Teacher Association met
Wednesday, May 6, in the aiivditorium
of Greensboro High School.
The following officers were elected for
next year: Mrs. A. B. High, president;
Mrs. L. H. Coble, vice-president; Mrs.
Harry Thornton, secretary; Miss Gro
gan, treasurer. There were many inter
esting and inspiring talks made by the
president, vice-president. Miss Killings-
worth and Mrs. Swift. Also some of the
mothers made talks.
The reports for the year showed that
there was plenty of money in the treas
ury. They are planning to give a loving
cup to the best all-around Senior.
The parents visited the different rooms,
which were beautifully decorated with
spring flowers. Punch and cake were
served by the high school faculty after
the business part of the meeting.
FAITHFUL WORK OF EDITORS
RESULTS IN SNAPPY ANNUAL
The Reflector, annual publication of
Greensboro High School, is unusually
good this year. Its outward and inward
appearance is fine, material being ar
ranged with a cleverness worth mention.
There are four division to the book: the
Optical Mirror, Merlin’s Mirror, the Mer
cury Mirror, and the Comic Mirror.
The lively pages of the Optical Mirror
give unique sketches of individuals, their
likes, and their dislikes. The first book
contains the class poem and the class his
tory, by Marjarie Vanneman and Eliza
beth Smith, respectively, besides group
pictures of the Freshmen, Sophomores,
Merlin’s Mirror is the group of coun
cils, clubs, and other organizations, at
tractively arranged. The Mercury Mir
ror is composed of the pictures of the
leaders of G. H. S.—the “stars” and
Comical indeed is the Comic Mirror,
with its “Midnight Sun.” Editor Dick
son and his assistant janitors have given
the High School many a hearty laugh
through the pages of the Reflector of
Elizabeth Smith, as editor-in-chief; Ed
gar Young, as business manager, and
Miss Winifred Beckwith, as faculty ad
viser, are largely responsible for the
MISS COLEMAN AND MISS
MORGAN TO TOUR EUROPE
On July 4 Miss Mattie Morgan
and Miss Inabelle Coleman expect
to board the Leviathan in New York
for Europe, where they will spend
the summer touring England, Scot
land, Belgium, Holland, France, It
aly, and Switzerland.
Miss Morgan, business 'manager of
the Greensboro City Schools, expects
to study the schools of Europe in re
gard to equipment, courses of study,
financial budgets, etc.
Miss Coleman, head of the Mod
ern Language Department, is plan
ning to study several weeks in Paris.
MISS BYRD COMPARES
POSITIONS OF WOMEN
Outlines Differences in the Status of
Women in Life Yesterday
“Open Doors for Women” was the sub
ject on which Miss Clara Byrd, alumnae
secretary of N. C. C. W., spoke in chapel
on Monday, May 11.
Miss Byrd traced the opening of the
doors from her grandmother’s time, when
they had no schools, through her mother’s
day, when they had finishing schools and
schools for teachers only, to the present
time with its equal advantages for men
“Oberlin College was the first one to
admit women to its doors. There were
three courses: classic, scientific, and la
dies,” said the speaker. She continued:
“Thirty-three years ago North Carolina
established the N. C. C. W., a training
school for teachers. Now this school
trains women for every profession.”
Today the doors of every profession
are open wide. A woman can have a
home and still have a career. In writ
ing, painting, and sculpturing, she gets
an equal pay with men.
“A question that has often been asked
me,” said Miss Byrd, “is—Tf I expect
to get married right away, why should I
go to college?’ ” She read several let
ters from alumnae who said that four
years of college was certainly a great
asset to married life.
In conclusion she urged the girls to
choose the door for which they were best
suited, and not to listen to others.
The chapel program was concluded by
a delightful reading of O. Henry’s “Last
Leaf,” by Virginia McClamroch.
HIGH LIFE EDITOR AND MANAGER
SELECT STAFF FOR NEXT YEAR
High Life Will Contain No Advertise
ments—New Features of Inter
est Will Be Added.
“DULCY,” SENIOR CLASS
PLAY, PLEASES LARGE
AUDIENCE AT N. C. C. W.
Actors, Coaches, and Stage Managers
All Contribute to the Success
of the Comedy.
VIRGINIA McCLAMROCH STARS
The Senior Class presented the annual
Senior Play, “Dulcy,” by George S.
Kaukman and Marc Connelly, to a pack
ed house at the N. C. C. W. auditorium
on Friday, May 8.
In her usual charming manner, Vir
ginia McClamroch portrayed the leading
role of Dulcy, the young wife, and kept
the audience guessing throughout the
play what she was going to do next. In
her eagerness to help her husband she
almost talked herself to death and her
husband out of an important deal. “Pats”
Forbes interpreted the role of her hus
band, who wanted to manage his own
business affairs, in a most artistic and
finished manner. In A. C. Goodwin, Jr.,
as William Parker, her brother, was dis
covered a new find.
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STAR PUPILS OF GREENSBORO
VISIT CAPITAL C
Civitans Treat Students of Pomona,
Bessemer and Central High to
The new High Life staff met for the
first time Thursday, May 7, with the
members of the old staff. From now un
til the end of school the combined staffs
will meet every Thursday afternoon so
as to give the new members an insight
into the preparation of the paper and
to secure for them some much-needed ex
perience which will be of great benefit
next year. The new staff, which was ap
pointed by the editor-in-chief and busi
ness manager, elected two weeks ago by
the rising Senior class, is very enthusi
astic concerning the outlook for next
The new editor-in-chief gave out the
“Prospects for High Life next year
are very bright, and we are planning sev
eral innovations. Among these are the
elimination of all ads, building up of a
circulation department patterned after
those of the big dailies, which will place
High Life in every home in Greater
Greensboro where there is a child of
school age; regular cartoons, and several
“We feel that the personnel of the
new staff could scarcely be improved
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Thirty star pupils of G. H. S., P. H. S.
and B. H. S. were treated to a most en
joyable day in Raleigh on May 6 by the
Civitan club of this city.
Five cars left the High School at 7:45
o’clock, and, aside from a slight delay
caused by the breaking down of the car
of Rev. Mr. Hughes, all arrived safely.
The first place of interest visited was
the Hall of History, where the boys and
girls saw many interesting relics of the
state’s colorful past. After this the
party went through the Capitol, saw the
session rooms of both houses of the leg
islature, and were introduced to the
State Treasurer and the Secretary of
State, both of whom greeted the stu
dents with hearty cordiality. The next
feature of the program was a visit to the
Supreme Court, which was in session at
the time. This proved a new experience
for most of the party and furnished an
instructive lesson in the judicial proce
dure of our state government.
Mr. Hughes had arranged beforehand
that the crowd have lunch at the parish
house of the Church of the Good Shep
herd, and as it was about noon all pro
ceeded there without the least shadow
After the luncheon they were treated
to what proved the most instructive fea-
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‘PLEASE WRITE IN MY ANNUAL”
“Write in my Reflector, please.” The
High School has heard this request made
millions of times in the past few weeks.
The whole school seems to have caught
the writing craze, for even the teachers
have been known to ask the same thing.
Everyone has been doing a good bit
of thinking lately, and through the Re
flector many notes of genius have been
discovered. Poets and philosophers have
sprung up almost over-night, as the An
nuals testify. Wit has been found in
those who would be the last to be thought
witty, and sweet sentiment in those ap
pearing utterly devoid of such feeling.
With it all, wit, advice, poetry and the
like, there has been, underneath, a strong
current of the most wonderful thing in
Yes, these Reflectors might well be
called Friendship Books; for what do
they reflect but friendship? What, in
the years to come, will stand out most
vividly in the minds of all, when think
ing of by-gone days, they open the 1925
Reflector? Studies? Athletics? No—■