Friday, October 9, 1925
G.H.S. TEACHERS SPEND
IN VARIOUS PLACES
Some Study, Some Travel, Oth
ers Teach and Gain Back
In this day and time teachers no
longer idle away the summer day forget
ful of the schools they left. They are
not satisfied with a mere four years
course at college and take special courses
during the summer to help them be
better fitted for teaching others the com
ing year. Others not quite so fortunate
spend their summer days making them
selves physically fit for the great task
The teachers of Greensboro High
School are indeed fortunate. Miss Mar
tin, Miss Beckwith, Mrs. M. S. Ash
ford, Miss Grogan and Miss Greenwaldt
spent their summer vacation studying at
Columbia University and seeing the
sights of New York. Mr. Farthing at
tended the Summer School of the Uni
versity of North Carolina for six weeks
and then went to the mountains. Miss
Morrow studied at Peabody College part
of the summer and taught in summer
school the rest. Miss Blackmon spent
her vacation studying and visiting in
New York. Miss Wheeler spent both
sessions of summer school at the N. C.
C. W. Mr. Rowe spent his summer days
at the University of Virginia getting in
shape for teaching at the High School.
Several of our worthy teachers sim
ply could not tear themselves away from
the daily routine of teaching so they
taught in Summer Schools. Miss Rey
nolds taught Mathematics in the Guil
ford College Summer School. Miss Cole
man hated to leave G. H. S. so she
taught here for six weeks and then went
to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Miss Hall
taught in summer school at Murphy, N.
C. Mr. Wunsch taught in summer school
here and then took a skeeter trip with
several Greensboro boys up to Canada.
Miss Summerel taught at N. C. C. W.
for six weeks and then went to the
mountains. Miss Pullen taught summer
school here and then went home to rest
up for the coming year.
A few of the other teachers felt that
they needed a rest so they either stayed
home or went visiting. Miss Mercer
fulfilled her desire to get back to na
ture and went to Bradley, Ga. Miss
Sumner, Miss Anderson, Miss Causey,
Miss Cooper, Miss Mitchell, Miss Hight,
Miss Bullard, Miss Moore, Miss East and
Miss Dry all spent their vacations at
home with the exception of a week or
two visiting. Miss Tillett said she spent
the summer resting, eating, reading, and
driving a Ford. Miss Lesley, Miss Boy-
ington, and Miss Pickard spent their
summer vacation at mountains, lakes,
and in different parts of the country.
Miss Gillis spent her vacation scheming
for the future. Miss McAlister had the
hard task of taking care of her nieces
and nei)hews hut took ten days off to go
to New York.
Miss LeRoy was a councilor and
taught swimming in Dr. Kephart’s camp
at Blowing Rock. Mr. Johnson spent
his vacation working with boy scouts in
camp. Mr. Coltrane, our baseball coach
and a crack pitcher, pitched baseball
for Bennettsville, S. C. Mr. Aycock,
after a year’s hard work, took a vaca
tion and gained back the twenty pounds
he lost plus five. Mr. Atkinson was
with the Durham Sun newspaper, in the
advertising department. Miss Caldwell
spent the summer in Wytheville, Va.,
transforming an old cabin into a livable
HOLDS A MEETING
Miss Jane Summerell Elected
Faculty Adviser by Council;
Miss Grogan Speaks.
At the first meeting of the Student
Council for this year, held September 26
in the principal’s office, Charlotte Van
Noppen was elected secretary-treasurer,
and Miss Jane Sumerell was chosen for
faculty advisor. Under the constitution
the Council has the privilege of select
ing one of its faculty advisors, while
die other is appointed by the principal.
Miss lone Grogan was Mr. Phillips’
choice for this place.
P. B. Whittington, president of the
Council, and Miss Grogan both spoke on
the organization’s plans for the coming
year. They urged that the Council’s
policy be to make a special effort to en
courage all constructive measures, feel
ing that in this way it can accomplish a
great deal and become a force for good
throughout the student body.
It is the purpose of the Council to
conduct, within the next few weeks, sev
eral chapel programs, in order to bring
its aims before the entire school.
FRIDAY HOLIDAY FOR CITY
SCHOOLS TO ATTEND FAIR
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The community exhibits, as well as
the agricultural displays, were especial
ly good. Pleasant Garden, Alamance
and Deep River offered the best dis
plays. The commercial and poultry ex
hibits were also well above the average.
Saturday probably drew the largest
number of High School students with
the exception of Friday. On that day
the automobile races were held and those
who saw them expressed the opinion
that they .were the most thrilling and
interesting feature of the fair.
Miss Lillian Killingsworth spent to
day as a visitor at the High School.
Miss I^esley and Miss Caldwell mo
tored to Wytheville, Va., where they
s]ient the week-end.
Miss Idly Walker spent the week-end
in Goldsboro where she was the recipient
of many delightful social events in honor
of her birthday.
Among those who attended the Salis-
bury-Greensboro game at Salisbury were;
Misses Marguerite Harrison, Mary Til
ley, Sadie Clement, Eleanor Petree,
Frances Williams, Lola Michaux, and
Mary E. King.
Miss Moore and Miss Andersoh at
tended the Duke-State game at Durham.
Messrs. J. Norman Stone, William Pe
tree, Paul Wimbish and Einley Atkin
son motored to the game at Salisbury.
Miss Inabelle Coleman spent last week
end in Lyons, N. C., with relatives.
Miss Height visited relatives in Hen
derson, N. C., during the past week.
SUPERINTENDENT ARCHER IN
FAVOR OF JUNIOR COLLEGE
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ful here. As to when and where Greens
boro will have a junior college is still
a matter of speculation; but we could
use it next year,” concluded Mr. Archer.
Several other men have exj)ressed
their belief in the need of this institu
tion; namely, Mr. E. D. Broadhurst,
chairman of the board of Education of
this city and Rev. W. A. Newell of Win
Mr. Broadhurst says that colleges all
over the country are turning away Fresh
men and even Sophomores. He thinks
the time has come when pupils should
receive the first two years of their col
lege training in their home town where
they belong. He sees need for the Ju
Mr. Newell told the Civitans that if
Greensboro would start this enterprise
then other cities would follow. He be
lieves North Carolina’s true wealth lies
on intellectual lines as she has no great
natural resources. Such an institution,
he argues, would take care of the tre
mendous number of Freshmen and SojAi-
cmores and thus leave the colleges for
Juniors and Seniors and post graduate
Miss LeRoy visited Dr. and Mrs. Kep-
hart, of this city.
Miss Laura Tillet visited her aunt at
Timberlake over the week-end.
Miss Nellie Dry has returned from
Concord, N. C., where she visited rela
Miss Jean MacAlister went on a camp
ing trip to Piedmont Springs, N. C.,
during the past week.
Mr. F. B. Aycock, Jr., visited his
home, Fremont, N. C., during the past
Miss Greenwaldt, Mr. Wunsch, and Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Phillips attended the
game at Salisbury.
Mr. A. T. Rowe was one of the spec
tators at the Davidson-Wake Forest
game at Charlotte.
Miss Laura Sumner returned Monday
from a visit to relatives in Franklinville,
Miss Mae Busch, Elizabeth Wilson and
Mesdames C. C. Eordham and C. W.
Phillips were among the visitors at the
High School Cafeteria during the past
REPORT MADE ON
Mrs. Orr spent the week-end in High
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of his choice, or to pursue the course
The students should be thinking this
matter over and discussing it with their
parents so that they may have in mind
at least a working basis when they are
called u})on for their plans. Of course
it is altogether probable that their plans
may change before graduation, but hav
ing a definite aim will surely come near
er to bringing them safely to their goal
than wandering about haphazard.
Miss Mitchell will be glad to talk it
over with any student at any time.
She has in her office catalogs of most
of the colleges students may be interested
in, and she will be glad to order any
others that any student may desire.
“Look them over, or take them home
for your parent’s use, just being sure to
return them the next morning so that
other students may use them also,” en
courages Miss Mitchell in her efforts to
get every student to plan his present
work toward his future college require
Miss Jane Harris has returned from
Reidsville where she visited friends dur
ing the past week.
SEMESTER III ELECTS NEW
OFFICERS FOR THIS YEAR
No. 31 you’re quite the stuff, that sure
ly was pretty guarding you did for 26.
Friday morning, September 25, the
student body of the High School met in
the auditorium for a pep meeting. Ev
eryone seemed to be excited over the
first game and the meeting was a great
The new cheer leaders, Finley Atkin
son and Marguerite Harrison, had some
new yells. Everyone co-operated with
the leaders and rocked the auditorium
MR. HINTON MAKES
Fire Prevention Was Theme of
Interesting Talk-Girls Glee
Club Renders Selections.
“Nothing hut thoughtfulness and care
fulness are fire preventions,” said Mr.
James R. Hinton, Divisional engineer
of the Continental Insurance Company,
in his talk before the students of the
main building in chapel Monday, Octo
Mr. Hinton stated that Greensboro
had the smallest fire loss of any city
in the state, a loss of about two dol
lars and nine cents per capita.
“Charlotte,” he said, “had the largest
fire loss in North Carolina, nine dollars
and eighty-six cents per capita”. The
speaker said that 98 per cent of the
fires were preventable. Mr. Hinton
closed his talk by explaining the use
of the “Sprinkler System” in the preven
tion of fires.
The devotional exercises were con
ducted hy Miss Mitchell. After the
devotional the Girls’ Glee-Club, led by
Mr. Gildersleve, sang two selections,
“Venetian Carnival” and When Life is
The meeting was dismissed after Mr.
Johnson, athletic manager, had urged
the students to attend the game with
AT CORNER STORE
School is Responsible for Stu
dents—Must Stay on Campus
and Eat in the Cafeteria.
NEW BOORS ADDED TO
SHELVES OF LIBRARY
Mrs. Orr, Librarian, Urges Students
to Use Library, But to Take
Care of the Books.
On Monday, September 21, 1925, the
pupils of semester HI, met in room 12
to elect officers. Harry Gump presided,
having been elected as President by the
body last year. Edgar Kuykendall was
chosen for Vice-President, Helen Shu-
ford for Secretary-Treasurer, Graham
Todd for High Life Reporter, and Carl
ton Wilder as Student Council Represen
The meeting was carried well, with lit
tle of the “joking spirit,” often attached
to a sophomore gathering.
Pupils entering the library will notice
that it has been improved by the addi
tion of a number of new shelves.
About one hundred and fifty new
books have been added to the old list;
among which are Dramatic books that
were ordered especially for Mr. Wunsch’s
work in Dramatics. Also there are many
books of History, Poetry, and Fiction on
the shelves. “Volumes that are inter
esting and should be read by every one
are awaiting you. Look them over,”
says Mrs. Orr.
Such titles as these await your selec
tion: “Frontier,” “Old Mr. Oleack,” “Our
Presidents,” “Boy’s Own Book of Fron
tiersmen,” “Why I Am a Sjiiritual Vaga
bond,” “Illiterate Digest,” “The Crazy
Fool,” “Carolina Chansons,” “Can a Man
Be a Christian Today?’
“These are just a very few of the
many books which are for your benefit.
Use the library every spare minute you
have,” urged Mrs. Orr, the librarian.
“When you go there to use the books
take good care of them. Think of them
as if they were one of your best friends.
To get the most out of the library you
must be quiet and orderly while study
“Yesterday at the sixth period I
walked down to the grocery store at the
corner of Walker Avenue and Spring
Garden street,” said Mr. C. W. Phillips
at chapel exercises September 29, 1925,
“and found about twenty-five High
School boys down there eating onion
sandwiches, potted ham, and buns. Yes,
eating potted ham. If their mothers
would serve this they would leave home.
It was good down there. ^
“Now there are two reasons for this,”
continued the principal. “They either
were not trained right or are stubborn
and want to buck authority. This thing
has been going on for quite a while and
I know it. If your parents want you to
do this then we have no objections. But
they must tell us so in writing. Then
when we receive that we are going to
ask them to go with us and investigate
conditions down there. There is an un
sanitary atmosphere at most grocery
stores since decayed vegetables, kero
sene and all other odors are mixed.
“The city has prepared a cafeteria for
you at great expense and,furnishes sani
tary and appetizing lunches for you. We
want you to take advantage of this. Be
sides this, we do not want you to go
down to the store for lunch because
your safety is entrusted to us by your
parents. If a truck hits somebody the
first thing parents will do is to come to
us. I don’t blame them. We cannot
look after you when you are not on the
campus,” concluded Mr. Phillips, “and
when you leave the campus the respon
sibility is shifted from our shoulders to
your parents. We are going to insist
on every child’s eating lunch at the
MISS BECKWITH SEEMS
TO BE DEEPLY IN LOVE
She Misses Lunch and Perplexes Class
When She Gets Periods Twisted;
Should be Investigated.
FRENCH CLUB MEETS;
AMUSING PLAY GIVEN
C. W. PHILLIPS WARNS THE
“HASH HOUSE” PATRONS
Tuesday, September 29, the Sopho
mores held the weekly meeting in the
auditorium at chapel period. Mr. Phil
lips made a short talk, touched with
humor throughout, on the “evils of go
ing to the store for dinner.”
He “pounced” upon the “evil-doers” in
such a delightful fashion that one would
hardly call it scolding, but he gave them
to understand that further patronage of
the stores would start things going in a
reverse order to their present trend. His
reasons were good and his rules lenient.
Mr. and Mrs. Gildersleve, accompan
ied on the piano by Elizabeth Causey,
sang two songs, after which each sang
The French Club held its first meeting
on the afternoon of Oct. 30th in the Au
ditorium, with a good many former
members and several new ones present.
The meeting was called to order by
Helen Felder, who presided until the
following new officers were elected: Kate
Stewart, president; Elizabeth Campbell,
vice-president; Margaret Stockton, sec
retary and treasurer; and Virginia
Douglas, press rejiorter.
A very amusing play, “Le Medicin
Mystifie”, followed the business part of
the meeting. The players, Margaret
Stockton, Kate Stewart, and Ben Ken
drick did excellent work. They worked
up this comedy in only two days.
The French Club expects to do good
work in teaching pronunciation, as well
as in making French more pleasant for
both teachers and pupils. It helped
greatly last year, according to an old
member, who, because of her fine pro
nunciations, is doing unusually good
work in college, having gone from Fresh
man to Junior French at Randolph-Ma-
con in less than a month.
How ’bout Weldon’s skeeter being
pretty well loaded Friday? Miss Moore
and Miss Cooper were both on it.
Believe me those little purple and
gold dolls on those caps just kept wav
ing to everybody and the only response
they got was a yell from the grand
What can be the matter with Miss
Beckwith? Probably she is in love. At
any rate, something must be radically
wrong to make her so forgetful as to
almost skip a class with the insufficient
excuse that she thought it was her lunch
To say the least, she was very incon
siderate of the pupils waiting anxiously
to devour some English. Upon being
asked by a new pupil if she had an extra
book, she replied, “I don’t know, Wil
lard. This isn’t my class. Elizabeth,
who does teach this class?”
“Why, I—I think you do. Miss Beck
Very much bewildered. Miss Beckwith,
who was preparing to leave the room,
asked what period it was. Upon being
told that the fourth period was in pro
gress, she smiled and deposited her arm
load of books on the desk. “I thought
this was the fifth period,” she murmured
It is high time some of these sharks
got busy and relieved the suspense. Is
he dark or fair? Dark, probably. Watch
out. Miss Beckwith, “your sins will find
Y.M.C.A. SECRETARY TALKS
ABOUT “MAKING A CHOICE”
Chapel was opened Wednesday, Sept.
30, with a few introductory remarks by
Mr. Phillips. He then introduced Mr.
Gildersleeve, who sang two selections,
“The Song of the Toreador” and “Imiri-
tus.” Mr. Gildersleeve was accompanied
by Miss Elizabeth Causey on the piano.
The speaker for the occasion was Mr.
E. D. Yost, of the Y. M. C. A. He se
lected a text from the new Testament
and made an interesting talk on the top
ic, “Making a Choice.” He urged the
pupils to take advantage of their school
days, to choose the subjects which will
be of use in future life and not to shirk
the harder but more important subjects.
After Mr. Yost’s talk the cheer lead
ers made a plea for cars to go to the
game at Salisbury Friday.