Friday, October 23, 1925
FOR ALL GIRLS
Economy Stressed in Cooking
and Sewing—Courses Prac
tical in Every Phase.
MODERN KUDGET IS KEPT
Home-Furnishing Studied—Meals Are
Planned and Prepared by the
“As we look at Home Economics it is
preparing the girls for home life and
after all that’s what we're working for.
It is centered around the home and home
making,” declared Miss Zolloman and
Miss Playfoot on being questioned con
cerning their courses.
“Not all girls make homes or do their
own work but most of them are in charge
of the work and should know about it,”
continued Miss Zolloman. “Even if a
girl leads a business life she should
know how, what, and where to buy her
clothes. Home Economics is practical
and not only prepares a girl for home
but for the business world as well.”
“In the class a budget, an account of
modern times, is kept. Each girl does
her own shopping, having learned to dis
tinguish wool, cotton and linen.”
“Last year a girl kept an accurate
account of her disbursements and at the
end of the year found that for nine dol
lars and twenty cents she had bought
and made, two hats, a nightgown, a silk
slip, a combination suit, and a cotton
Miss Zolloman said that the girls had
certain problems to work out each year.
This year they are going to furnish their
rooms either in reality or imagination.
If they need no furnishing the price of
each article will be considered just as if
actual buying were to be done. The
girls are very interested in home-fur
nishing. This applies especially to sec
ond year students.
Remodeling is stressed especially by
Miss Zolloman and it is desired that
problems of this kind of the individuals
be brought to class. The course is very
practical and not “high-faluting” as some
The work for first year students is
making aprons, under-garments, wash
dresses, hats and studying what a good
line of proportion is. Wool dresses, hats,
home-furnishing and baby’s and chil
dren’s clothes are made by more advanc
“Every person, no matter what their
station or condition in life, must eat,
and therefore it is very necessary that
they know how to choose their food wise
ly,” declared Miss Playfoot, instructress
in cooking. “The purpose of the cook
ing department of the Home Economics
course at Greensboro High School is to
teach the girls, the future home-makers,
how to do this,” she continued.
“The course is very practical and is
based on the three meals, breakfast,
lunch, and dinner. The girls learn how,
when, and where to buy in the planning
of and serving of these three meals. They
learn not only how to cook and serve a
meal but how to balance and plan one
as well. Food values are given special
attention for it is very necessary that
the girls know whether or not they are
eating the right things.”
The family of four is used as a basis
and 75c is allowed for each meal. A
Lunch—cheese and nut salad, cocoa,
“Every girl wants to be able to run
as far, jump as far and look as well
as her companions,” declared Miss Play
foot. “To be able to do these things
careful attention must be paid to the
diet. At first the girls are interested
only in themselves but later on they learn
to watch the diet of the rest of the fami
ly as well. The reducing and fattening
problems are solved in this observation
of diet as are many other problems of
eating,” she continued. “Management
of the home is taught also.”
H. Toland: “The strongest men in the
world are out west.”
Mr. Parks: “Why how’s that?”
H. T.: “Don’t they hold up trains out
BOYS’ CLUB HAS
A FINE PROGRAM
Mr. Phillips Delivers Interest
ing Talk on “How Little
and Big We Are!”
“How Little and How Big We Are”,
was the subject of the talk by Mr. C.
W. Phillips, principal of the High School,
made before the Boy’s Club of the First
Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, Oc
Mr. Phillips told how small Greens
boro appeared from the top of the
Jefferson Standard and how large, from
a city street.
“Look,” he said, “at a link in a chain,
very small but how important? Take
a tree out of your yard and see how
the water rushes in. Take your friend
away and see how much you miss him.
Everything that we do has to have some
Mr. Phillips stated that to your little
brother or sister you are great and fine
and that you are always big to some
“I wish,” he continued, “we could real
ize how big we are and at the same time
how small we are. Will we be any bet
ter tomorrow than we are today?” he
asked. “Are you being steeled to play
a better game tomorrow than you can
A committee of six was elected to re
strict the membership of the club. The
boys who were chosen are as follows:
Robert Wilson, Sammy Goode, Carlton
Wilder, Henry Biggs, Paul Scurlock, and
The committee for naming the club
requested that each member bring a
suitable name on a slip of paper to the
The club was dismissed with “sentence
PRESIDES AT MEETING
OF COMMERCIAL CLUB
Officers Enthusiastic — Rachael
Nye and Annie Younts Are
The Commercial Club had its first
meeting on Thursday, October 6, at the
Chapel period. Edward McNeely, the
president, presided over the meeting.
Miss Annie Younts was appointed chair
man of the program committee and Miss
Rachael Nye, chairman of the Social
It was decided that only those stu
dents that are taking two major com
mercial subjects are eligible for member
ship in the club. It is the intention of
the faculty advisers. Miss Lula East
and Miss Grace Pullin, to have business
men of the city speak to the members
at the regular monthly meetings. The
extra meetings will be devoted to new
business that should come before the
club and to social affairs.
The members and officers of this club
seem to be very enthusiastic and will
endeavor to make this the most suc
MISS SUSSDORF LEADS
GIRL RESERVES IN THE
CITY AND ITS SUBURBS
Three-fold Purpose is to Grow
Better Physically, Mental
ly, and Spiritually.
The Girl Reserves, an organization
similar to the Girl Scouts, is made up
of girls from all the high schools with
in and without the city limits of Greens
boro. Miss Sussdorf of the Y. W. C. A.
is head supervisor, and different teach
ers in the schools have charge of the
There are six groups in Greensboro:
one at the Central High School; one at
Glenwood ,one at Pomona; one at Buffa
lo; and one at Bessemer.
The groups at the Greensboro High
School is called the Worth While Club.
There are about fifty girls in it now
and they are trying to get Miss Mae
Bush to lead them.
PLANS TO PRESENT
Phyllis Penn and Charles Wy-
rick Will Fill the Lead
ENTIRE CAST IS CHOSEN
“The Thirteenth Chain,” a Mystery
Play, May be Given by Dramatic
Class Early in December.
The Dramatic Club is planning to pre
sent, early in November, a play entitled
“Just Suppose” by A. E. Thomas. Phil
lis Penn and Charles Wyrick are taking
the leading parts. The following is the
'cast: George Chester, the Prince of
Wales; Charles Wyrick, Lord Karnaby;
Jimmy Peterson, Lord Calverton; Ver
non Patterson, Linda Lee Stafford, A
Virginia Bell; Phillis Penn, Mrs. Staf
ford, her Grandmother; Betty Brown;
Kingsley Stafford, her father, Marvin
Iseley; a suitor, Monty, John Gillespie;
Hannibal, negro servant in the Stafford
home, Veverly Moore.
The play is a very original and amus
ing comedy. During his recent visit to
the United States the Prince of Wales is
supposed to have spent a few days in
Virginia, under an assumed name. This
rumor is the base of the plot and is
Early in December the “The Thir
teenth Chair”, a mystery play may be
presented. The Club Directors are try
ing to secure permission from New York
producers to give the “Poor Nut”, a col
lege life comedy, which is to be given
by the seniors who graduate in Janu
The officers of the club elected Octo
ber 14, are: President, Louise McCul
loch; Vice-President, Dick Ziglar; Sec
retary and Treasurer, Guy Hill; Stu
dent Director, Myra Wilkinson; Adver
tising and Scenery Manager, Edmuncf
Turner; Faculty Advisors, W. R. Wun-
sch and Miss Mary Wheeler.
DEBATING CLUB IS
Constitution is Adopted and Officers
Elected in Initial Meeting—John
Mebane is Made President.
On Friday, October 9, 1925, the G.
H. S. Debating Club met in the library
at Chapel period for the purpose of or
ganizing for the coming year. Henry
Biggs was elected temporary chairman
and presided over the meeting.
A constitution conveying the Parlia
mentary rules necessary for the club
had been prepared by Henry Biggs and
J. D. McNairy from the constitution
and the By Laws of the Junior High
School Debating Club. After hearing
it read the club unanimously adopted
it. Officers were elected as follows:
President, John Mebane; Vice-President,
John Gillespie; Secretary and Treas
urer, Carlton Wilder.
The president in a brief talk told
what the club expected to do this year,
“To bring back the cup from Chapel
Misses Boying'ton, Blackmon, Cald
well, Hight, Mrs. Ashford, Messrs.
Farthing and Coletrane are faculty ad
visors of the club.
NEW MEMBERS INITIATED
AT RECENT HI-Y MEETING
On Thursday, October 7, ten new mem
bers received by the formal initiation
which is a custom of the Hi-Y organi
zation. The new members have now giv
en their full pledged membership to sup
port and carry on the great work that
has been accomplished in the past. This
point was stressed by the closing speech
of Mr. Coletrane, who told the boys
what a great organization the Hi-Y is.
Several short talks were given by differ
ent members of the club. After this a
fine lunch was served which made the
night very enjoyable. Mr. Coletrane
substituted for Mr. C. W. Phillips, who
could not come because of other busi
Members receiving the initiation were:
Ned Lipscomb, Eugene Cox, Pete Wy
rick, Giles Homey, Howard Wimbish,
Guy Hill, Paul Scurlock, Orden Goode,
Marvin Iseley and John Gillespie.
NEW GRADE PLAN
Attractive Points of New Sys
tem Outlined by Officials—
Make Use of Numbers.
By Geaiiam Todd
Due to the fact that Mr. Archer be
lieved the Elementary Pupils were not
graded accurately, a new report card
with achievement and effort included and
a different grading system was devised
at a late meeting of the school officials.
“There are some children in our cchools
today who, I know, work hard over their
lessons and yet come home at the end of
the month with a C, and then there are
those who barely look at the home work
and yet get the best,” said Supt. Archer.
“Now just which would be termed the
best scholar? I think the one who tries
is much more to be praised and for
that very reason we’ve planned a re
port card which includes w^hat they real
ly attain and the effort they employ in
The card is divided in two sections for
the Fall and Spring Semester respect-
tively. At the top is printed: It is be
lieved the development of such traits as
are listed below is more important than
the learning of mere facts from sub
jects. The children are to be taught
right attitudes and desirable habits, the
factors of a happy life.” The charac
teristics and habits enumerated on the
report are the following: “health habits,
self control, self reliance, co-operation,
loyalty, courtesy, promptness, neatness,
fair play, respect and diligence.” The
regular subjects listed in previous years
are also among the list.
Instead of using A’s, M’s, and C’s, as
formerly the numerals are used as a
device for showing a child’s relative
position in the class as: Among the high
est 5%—1; among the next 20%—2;
among the middle 50%—3; among the
next lowest 20%—4; among the lowest
For all practical purposes 5 is a fail
Late hours, immaturity, bad compan
ions, bad conduct, lack of home co-oper
ation, physical defects and irregular at
tendance, cause poor work. '
GrasiJ the adam’s apple firmly with
the thumb and fore-finger of the right
hand, and, wriggling it vigorously up
and down, emit a plaintive wail, and
you’ll be practicing the latest fad among
the boys of G. H. S. It’s considered
quite the rage to cry in such manner,
“O-o-o Doctor! Take that knife out
of my back.”
MR. ROBERT DENNY
SPEAKS IN CHAPEL
ON FIRE PREVENTION
‘Clean Up Greensboro” Theme
of Local Attorney’s In
At Chapel assembly October 6, 1925,
Mr. Robert Denny, local lawyer, made a
masterful plea to the students “to clean
up Greensboro and make it a beautiful
city from the cat’s eye view as well as
he birds eye view and thus prevent
He spoke briefly of the origin of fire
as told by ancient mythology. Of how
ancient man stole it from Zeus on a
spear point as one legend runs, and how
another discovered it by striking two
flints together thus producing a spark.
“To me,” continued Mr. Denny,, “the
greatest word in the English language
s not love, as many would say, but
control. We are constantly striving to
control men, and to control everything.
Fire is a great thing. When controlled
it is a servant of man but when not un
der control it is his worst enemy.”
“Every year fire destroys one fourth of
all the new; buildings in the United
States. We are known as the most de
structive country in the world. Most
of the fires are caused by carelessness.”
Mr. Denny then asked his audience
when they go home, to clean up their
basements, backyards, and attics and ar
range them orderly because, “First, an
orderly back yard shows an orderly man
and second, an orderly basement and at
tic prevent fires.”
Mr. Aycock made an urgent plea for
boys to go out for track. He told of
the many big track meets coming in
North Carolina in which the High School
would take part. He also told of the
cross-country run soon to come off.
The Glee Club, under the direction of
Mr. Gildersleeve, gave two selecations,
a Venetian song and “When Life is
’Sfunny how so many boys can lose
so many books around the cafeteria
around about chapel-time.
’Salso funny how the rows of seats
facing Cedar Street are usually filled
*Note: The Greensboro College for
Women has an enrollment of about 300.
The bean-throwers war has ceased.
Acorns are now employed in bombard
ing ones personal enemies. The “mighty
oak” has come to the aid of the tiny
Anyway, we can eat beans, while
acorns are useless. Our plea has been
heard by the cruel warriors of the
Several trapeze and acting pole stars
are in the making of our new bar; also
Most of our football team seems to be
none the worse for their little game of
tag with Winston, Saturday.
We wonder how many boys who hold
down lumber-jack sweaters, could hold
down lumber jack jobs?
The “Play-o-Graph” at the Daily News
had a little competition Saturday, eh.
Actual score: 7-0, Favor Winston.
Score in enthusiasm and pep 77-7,
A certain girl was overheard to re
mark, “Well, no wonder Winston won,
they played so rough and hurt so many
of our boys, how could we win?” Well
that’s a womans attitude.
You can’t fool Nature. This was
shown in that some bees, while look
ing for something sweet, flew into a
certain Junior room on several different
occasions, stinging the members.
Niagara Falls had nothing on the cata
ract that was formed, from the cloud
burst last Wednesday, on the cement
steps beside the main building.
Ask Sadie Clements or Ruth Simpson,
they’ll tell you all about it. What?
Well, you just ask ’em.
“Oh, if only it were true!” was Miss
Beckwith’s answer to queries concern
ing her love affair, as told in the last
issue of High Life.
Does the fact that a man studied by
candle light make him great? N. B.
Winston, our friendliest, enemie-est op
ponent, has beaten us. Oh, Winston!
Arise O bearers of the pig-skin, and
avenge thyself, for there will be more
games. All is not lost.
High Point had a few yells, too. Di’ja
Did it strike you as being funny that
both Grensboro and High Point rooters
kept “bellering” about, “We’re going to
win.” And then neither one did.
AYCOCK AND M’lVER TIE
IN A HARD-FOUGHT GAME
Thursday, October 15, the girls’ hock
ey teams from Aycock and Mclver grad
ed schools played a hard fought contest.
The two teams were about evenly match
ed and the resulting score was a one to
The first half passed without either
side scoring, both playing a snappy
game. In the third, Mclver, by a series
of rushes and clever playing, scored a
goal. Both sides tightened up; and it
seemed as if Mclver would win, but
in the last three minutes of play Ay
Alfred Dickson is manager of Fresh
man football at State.