Thursday, May 21, 1925
GLENN BOYD UTLEOD IS ELECTED
PRESIDENT OF CLASS OF 1926
Steady Work and Good Grades
Characterize Her Career
at Greensboro High.
SHE IS DEPENDABLE AND TRUE
Has Never Received Below a “B” for
Three Years—Member of the
At the Junior Class meeting, held
April 31, Glenn Boyd MacLeod was
elected Senior president for next year.
In her high school career she has held
the following offices and been a member
of the following organizations: Science
Club, 1922-’24; Latin Club, ’21-’25; Dra
matic Club, ’24-’25; Girls Council, ’24-’25;
Chairman finance committee for the Jun-
• ior-Senior; member chapel program com
“Dependable—that’s Glenn Boyd. Since
Glenn has been in high school she has
proved in every way that she is the
true girl her friends think her to be”,
said one of her friends. “Every after
noon for about three weeks Glenn
worked hard on the gay little ladies
that adorned the tables at the Junior-
Senior banquet. We will have to ad
mit that she knows how to get coopera
tion”, say her classmates.
During her three years at G. H. S.
she has not fallen below a “B”.
Glenn Boyd is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. D. V. MacLeod who reside at 125
Battle Ground avenue.
DEATH WHISTLE ALARMS
THE STUDENTS OF G. H. S.
School Was Center of Attraction for
a Few Minutes.
“The death whistle!” “Train has hit
somebody!” “Someone has been killed!”
Such were the expressions that were
heard at G. H. S. one morning a few
All the pupils rushed to windows and
doors and looked out to see the train
parked in back of the school with the
whistle blowing and the fireman busily
trying to stop it.
To him it was very important as he
was losing valuable time and steam.
After a good ten minutes of steady
blowing the whistle was fixed at the ex
pense of a burned hand to the fireman.
During the time the whistle was
blowing the school was a center of at
traction. Automobiles from all over the
city had rushed to the spot to see who
had been killed, fond parents were on
the scene anxious to see if it was one
of their children who had suffered by
the track being so near the school.
The fireman fixed the whistle and just
as everyone was turning away from the
scene a freshman rushed up and ex
citedly asked what was the trouble.
On being told he walked away mut
tering, “Pshaw! I thought the barns
SENIOR SUPPLY ROOM HAS
DONE THRIVING BUSINESS
Unknown to the business world is the
Senior Supply Room that does a thriving
business of approximately $500 a year.
This year the sales went far beyond the
mark, and next year even higher figures
are hoped to be attained.
The purpose of the Supply Room is to
help pay off the debts of the Senior class
and meet the expense of other activi
ties carried on by it. It not only gives
the Seniors responsibility and practical
experience in business affairs, but also
makes them dependable and self-reliant
by carrying on an honest profit-making
TORCHLIGHT SOCIETY A LEADER
“Scholarship, leadership, citizenship,
and service”—these are the Torchlight
ideals. The society has “hitched its
wagon to a star” and has pulled the
school along with it.
GLEE CLUB IS GROWING
Under the leadership of Mr. Gilder-
sleeve, the Glee Club has grown to great
proportions and has promoted singing
for both boys and girls. The two cho
ruses have firmly established music in
G. H. S.
Glenn Boyd MacLeod ~\
Miss Vardell Speaks on Trip to Scot
land—Musical Part of Program
is Much Enjoyed.
On Thursday, April 14, the Torch
light Society held its regular monthly
meeting. After the minutes were read
and approved, the chairman of the pro
gram committee took charge.
The first part of the program con
sisted of some beautiful musical num
bers. The school quartet, composed of
Arthur Davant, Alec Mendenhall, Ther-
rnon Brown and Baxter Bason, sang
“Lament in Ab”. Elizabeth Hodgin
played a piano solo, Chopin’s “Fantasie
Impromptu”. Nell Applewhite sang
“Out of the Dusk to You”.
Miss Dickson Bardell, girl’s worker at
the First Presbyterian church, told most
interestingly of her trip to Scotland.
Post-card pictures illustrated her talk.
After this the meeting was adjourned.
G. H. S. GETS OUT TWO
During the term 1924-1925 High Life
has accomplished much for G. H. S.
It walked away with the cup in the State
High School Newspaper Contest, and
then went to New York and took one of
the prizes in the contest at Columbia
The staff of the Reflector put out one
of the best issues this year that the
High School has ever seen. Originality
was its standard.
GIRLS’ COUNCIL ACTIVE
The work of this council is the gen
eral welfare of girls. This year has been
a most successful one and much has
been done toward building high ideals,
better school spirit, and ideal woman
LINGUISTS’ HAVEN OF COMFORT
In 1922, Le Cercle Frangais was or
ganized in Greensboro High School by
Miss Inabelle Graves Coleman and, for
the past three years, has been holding
meetings bi-monthly. The object of the
club is to promote conversational French
and an understanding of the language.
The presentation of plays and talks
made in French have constituted the
greater number of the programs, after
which refreshments, usually characteris
tic of some custom of the country, were
Under Miss Kelly’s able leadership,
^La Cadena Espanola” and “Los Con-
quistadores” have come into the lime
light. The clubs have not only stressed
the importance of the meetings but have
brought a social aspect into their work.
Several parties have been given at dif
ferent seasons, all being successful af
The advisorship of Mr. Wunsch has
carried out the ideas parallel with and
helpful to the study of the German lan
guage. The offices of this club are but
four; president, vice-president, secretary
ARE COMMENTED UPON IN
GOOD CHAPEL PROGRAMS
Margaret Hood Reviews Athletics—
Adelaide Hilton Talks on Health,
Elizabeth Stone on Ideals.
BETTY BROWN GIVES READING
Although not much was said about
Girls’ Week, there was one, and at the
chapel period on May 13 Margaret Hood,
Adelaide Hilton and Eliazbeth Stone
spoke to the pupils in Barn C telling
them what the girls have been doing and
what they hope to do. Betty Brown con
cluded the program by giving a reading,
“The Fiddle Told,” by Norah Franklin.
Margaret Hood reviewed the girls’
work in athletics, giving the events par
ticipated in and the number that were
won and lost.
“Health" was Adelaide Hilton’s tojiic.
She represented the girls’ work in the
home economics department and told
what to do and what to eat to attain
the weight one desired.
Elizabeth Stone had as her topic, “Ide
als of High School Life,” and she based
her talk on Henry Van Dyke’s poem,
“Four Things.” “To think without con
fusion clearly,” is the real object of our
education, while “To love his fellowmen
sincerely” is shown by the loyal support
the girls give to the school, clubs, and
fellow-students. The pupils in G. H. S.
have progressed a great deal in the
third thing mentioned by Van Dyke, “To
act’ from honest motives purely.” This
is proved by the development of the Stu
dent Council in which every pupil is rep
resented. “To trust in God and Heaven
securely” is the real lesson that our
teachers wish us to learn. She closed
by urging the students to prove them
selves worthy of the interest shown in
GIRLS’ WEEK OBSERVED
IN CHAPEL PROGRAMS
Miss Vardell and Girls Scouts Lead
Program—Louise Wysong Makes
LATIN CLUBS DIVIDED
INTO THREE SECTIONS
Originality Has Been the Keynote of
The freshmen club has seemingly run
a race with the Junior-Senior Latin club.
Originality in arranging their programs
has been the freshies’ keynote. All their
work has centered around the Latin
language in an earnest endeavor to
broaden their knowledge of the subject.
The Inter Nos Latin Club has accom
plished much under the direction of Miss
Evelyn Martin. There have been twelve
meetings recorded; and the club has
studied phases of Roman life. Three
plays have been given—“The Schoolboys
Dream,” “Cardelia”, and “The Slave
Girl”. Each member has learned a Latin
Motto and has appeared on the program
at least once, either speaking, singing,
or participating in a play. Also they
have learned several songs and the Lords
Prayer in Latin.
This year’s success has been due chief
ly to the efficient corps of officers. Miss
Betty Brovm, Mary Jane Wharton, Ber
nice Apple and Cynthia Vaughn.
The Junior-Senior Latin Club made a
new departure this year and included
all Latin students of the fifth, sixth,
seventh, and eighth semesters who de
sired to join. Heretofore only seniors
have been eligible but the new members
have proven themselves well worthy of
At the first meeting the officers for
the year were elected and the chairman
of the program committee appointed. In
December, the senior section presented
the play, “Pyramus et Thisbe.” They
had previously translated Ovid’s account
of this myth. In January the juniors
had charge of the meeting, the subject
of which was Roman festivals and games.
This was followed in February by the
actual celebration of the Tupercalia,
fore-runner of our St. Valentine’s Day.
At a later meeting the program was cen
tered about modern excavations and
these have been much discussed in Latin
classes since that time.
The object of the elub has been to
bring old customs and traditions into the
light of modern thoughts and all its ac
tivities have been directed along that
line. Aside from natural interest, there
has been much fun attached to the study.
The chapel program on May 12 was
greatly in keeping with the girls’ week
program of May 7-16. Various phases
of girls’ development through organiza
tion were discussed by several different
Miss Vardell, leader of the girl scout
organization in Greensboro, told of the
development which scouting and outdoor
life bring to girls. Scouts Goodwin, Leak,
Sellers and Donnell told of benefits
which they themselves had gotten from
scouting and of the various things scout
ing had taught them to enjoy.
Louise Wysong made a short but ex
ceedingly interesting talk on girls’ camps,
emphasizing especially the physical exer
cise that one derives through the camp
and the good that this exercise does the
The girl reserves were represented by
Ruth Simpson, who told of the origin of
the reserve movement, the slogan and
motto of the reservists, the good which
the reservists accomplished and the good
they in turn received.
GOOD PROGRAMS GIVEN
BY THE DRAMATIC CLUB
‘Seventeen,” “Peggy,” and “Dulcy’
Pleased Many People.
To the outside audience the things the
Greensboro High School Dramatic club
have accomplished during the past year
have been four series of plays, namely:
three one-act plays, “The Burglar,”
“Food,” and “She Loves Me Not”; Booth
Tarkington’s “Seventeen”; “Peggy” (en
tered in the state contest); “Dulcy”
(played last week), and a costume room
offering costumes to them at a slight
Then its members remember certain
talks, skits, and readings rendered on
the various programs. “The club has
become, this year, a member of the North
Carolina Dramatic Association, has be
gun an honor system which confers hon
ors on each individual in dramatic pro
ductions, and is to act on the newly writ
ten constitution at its next meeting.
Next year we are planning to have a
Junior Club in preparation for the ad
mittance to the Senior Club; we have
arranged regular dramatic courses, Mr.
Wunsch teaching; six series of plays to
be given, in place of this year’s four,
and we hope to have an improved place
for play preparation and production,”
are some of the promises of Margaret
“Our advice to you is to look in the
Annual and see who the Dramatic club
is, and with a proud ‘three cheers’ for
the ol’ Greensboro High School Dramatic
club we bid our good friends adieu until
MATH CLUBS ORGANIZED
TO PROMOTE INTEREST
The math club is quite an innovation
in high school circles, so young as to be
yet a novelty. In fact, its presence in
G. H. S., our own school, has been man
ifested only by several bi-monthly meet
ings, placing its date of birth at only
some four weeks back. Its purpose, like
that of all “study” clubs, is to present
the subject—in this case math—in a
more fascinating and attractive light
than that cast by steady, yet somber,
light of daily toil. And the prospering
clubs—plural, for there are two. Senior
and Junior—have held some of the most
sparkling and entertaining meetings of
any clubs of the school. It was marvel
ous to see what fascinating subjects ge
ometry, algebra, and trig become when
held up to different lights than merely
“examples 2 and 3” or “theorem 111.”
We refuse to say, with the usual writer
of such an article, that “though a baby
among clubs, we are growing steadily
and expect to make a good showing,” etc.
We say that our club, the Math Club of
G. H. S., has reached its majority and
taken its place with the other clubs of
G. H. S. as one of the most entertaining
and at the same time one of the most
worth-while of them all.
THE FRENCH CLUB GIVES
AN INTERESTING PLAY,
“LA SURPRISE D’ISIDORE”
Mildred Nash’s Interpretation of Isi
dore is Praiseworthy—Others
A VERY ATTRACTIVE PROGRAM
Wednesday, May 13, the French Club
held its last meeting of the year in
Chapel immediately after school. Miss
Josephine Causey’s French HI students
presented “La Surprise D’Isidore,” a
comedy in one act.
Adolphe Picard Melehe Burroughs
Susanne Cecile Lindau
Isidore Mildred Nash
Mme. Duval Helen Felder
Jeanne Dorothy Mayes
Isidore and Dr. Picard were college
chums who had parted at the conclusion
of their school days. Now, after many
years, Isidore wishes to surprise the doc
tor by paying him a visit.
Dr. Pickard, who keeps a sanitarium
for the mentally unbalanced, asks the
servant, Jeanne, who is very much afraid
of crazy people, to prepare a room for
a new patient and when Isidore arrives,
she takes him to be the newcomer of
whom the doctor spoke, and she becomes
very much excited. The doctor enters
and explains the situation to Isidore
whom he then leaves in his office while
he makes a few calls. He had told Isi
dore that at present there were two pa
tients in the house all women. During
his absence Suzanne, his wife, and Mme.
Duval, her mother, enter the office and
Isidore, believing them to be the pa
tients, addresses them as such. They be
come very much alarmed and when
Jeanne informs them that the gentleman
is crazy they become hysterical, but the
doctor returns at an opportune moment
and clears ujj all uncertainty by intro
ducing his wife and mother-in-law to
The roles were all well portrayed, but
Mildred Nash’s interpretation of Isidore
was particularly praiseworthy.
After candy had been served the meet
ing was adjourned.
THE debating’ CLUB
Freshmen Largely Dominate the De
The Debating club is an extra-curricu
lar organization formed for the purpose
of developing public speakers among the
high school students. At its last meet
ing they selected current topics and de
bated. Declamation and oratory come
in for proportionate consideration, al
though debating incidentally points to
ward the State High School Debating
This year, under the leadership of such
well experienced speakers as Misses Til-
lett, Glenn, and Blackman, Mrs. Phil
lips, and Messrs. Farthing and Bullock,
our club of 35 feel that they have reaped
real happiness and pleasure by being
members of the Debating club.
The following members of the club
who represented the local team this year
are: John Larkins, Henry Biggs, John
Mebane, and Carlton Wilder, with Ed
gar Kuykendall and J. D. McNairy, Jr.,
Schedule for Seniors
First period, Wednesday, May
Second period, Wednesday, May
Fourth period, Thurs., May 28.
Fifth period, Thurs., May 28.
Sixth period, Friday, May 29.
Seventh period, Friday, May 29.
Eighth period, Monday, June 1.
First period, Monday, June 1.
Second period, Monday, June 1.
Seventh period, Tuesday, June 2.
Eighth period, Tuesday, June 2.
Fourth period. Wed., June 3.
Fifth period. Wed., June 3.
Sixth period, Thursday, June 4.
Second period. Specials, June 4.