Friday, November 6, 1925
II1 (; II 1.1 F K
By Graham Todd
A .small boy at the Xavy Band wa.s
overheard to ask, “W’lien are the rest of
the sailors coming;. Mama?”
The orchestra in eluipel was a “tootin’
an' blowin’” success. What d'you tliink
of it? You’d like it better (?) if you
heard it every day at second period from
Miss Mercer’s ]5iolop:y class.
Ed Davant and Dick Burroughs are
back on the horizon, but they had to
leave their “can” behind.
Xo annual, and some people were fig
uring on looking so pretty! Whatta
Blessed are the sick and lame, for they
shall play in “Just Suppose” anyliow.
Suppose you go to see “Just Suppose”
do you suppose it’ll be any good. I sup
pose it will.
C'mon “Kilty Klub,” give us a little
They’re about to “Friday tlie 13th” us
to death, eh??
The Commercial Club party was a neat
little affair. Xot a typewriter in sight.
The Torch-Liglit Society is now af
flicted with our own dear, capable, smil
ing, lean, lanky, Editor-in-Chief.
There’s nothing the matter with O. U.
I.’s steam, spirit, band, and boys. We
hand it to you. Oak Ridge!
Certain members of our team would
probably be mental wrecks, were it not
for the consolation of knowing how we
treated Siler City.
From all appearances and advertise
ments, Wednesday, the Eleventh, ain’t
got anytliing on “Friday, the Thirteenth.’^
The pessimist would say, “G. H. S.
0, O. R. I. 52” but the optimist says,
“Oak Ridge score was only fifty-two,
which is just two more than fifty, and
fifty is one-half of one hundred. There
fore, Greensboro was defeated by one-
half plus, which ain’t so bad.
We’re getting up a drive to educate
our teachers, so that they may attend
several of these state-wide conventions
every year. WE think they’re fine things.
“PAUVRE SYLVIE” GIVEN
AT MEETING OF FRENCH
CLUB FRIDM, OCT. 23
Helen Felder Plays Leading
Role As the Maid, With Ex
cellent Support by Cast.
A very amusing play, “Bauvre Syl
vie,” wtis given tit the meeting of the
French C'lub, Friday, October 2:i by
Mr. Rowe's semester 1 class. It wtis the
story of a m.iid who puts on her mis
tress' new dress in her absence. While
.slie is so dressed, several people come
to tlie house tind mistake her for the
young hidy. Among these are: a news
boy, the butler, a traveling salesman, a
ctike woman, and ti teacher. The way
the maid luindles the different visitors
is very funny, until the owner of the
Helen Felder—Sylvie, the maid.
Elizabeth C’rews -Mine. Darcourt.
Roy mith—Pierre (the butler).
Elizabeth Umberger- Jane (a seam
Cecile Lindaii - Miss Xancy (a teach-
Mildred Xasli—Cake woman.
William Homey—Traveling salesman.
Inez Murray—Cecile Darcourt.
It doesn’t seem like the cros.s-country
team has much ambition, from the way
that card out in front is filling up with
The championship schedule for High
schools has been made out. IIow far
will G. H. S.go? Stick in there, “Greens-
OLDER BOYS TO HOLD
CONVENTION NOV. 6-7-8
State Y. M. C. A. Sponsors Meet At
Salisbury. C. W. Phillips
The Fourth Annual Older Boys Con
ference of Western Xorth Carolina will
hold its yearly meeting at Salisbury Xov.
6-7-8. This meeting is held under the
auspices of the Y. M. C. A.. It is for
the purpose of stimulating the ideals of
the young men of w’estern Xorth Caro
Delegates will be present from Greens
boro, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and
other towns in the western part of the
state. About forty delegates are ex
pected to be present from Greensboro.
The visitors will be entertained in the
homes of the Salisbury people.
Representatives of Sunday Schools,
Hi-Y Clubs, scout troops, and other
boy’s organizations wdll attend the Con
ference. According to officials this prom
ises to be the best and most successful
meeting yet held. A number of experi
enced leaders of boys will make speeches.
Of interest to Greensboro people is the
fact that C. W. Phillips, principal of
Greensboro High School, is one of the
si)eakers of the occasion.
Tools were made and born were
Every farmer understands.
GIRLS COUNCIL HOLDS
Welfare and Civic Committees Appoint
ed By Miss Mitchell—Refresh
Tlie girls council lield its second meet
ing of the year Thursday, October 22 in
the cafeteria with Miss Mitchell pre
A number of problems for the better
ment of the school were discussed. Miss
Mitchell requested each girl to bring
these up before their rooms; not to
loiter in tlie halls between classes, to try
to help prevent so much confusion in the
cafeteria, and not litter up the school
grounds. There is also a sewing box in
the rest room for the use of all who
'I'lie following committees were ap
Welfare Committee—Xell Applewhite,
Jane Harris, and Bessie Carson.
C’ivic Committee—Lllizabeth Crews,
Ethel Williamson, Frances Williams, and
H. P. LEAK TALKS TO
COMMERCIAL CLUB OCT. 22
Mr. H. P. Leak, Assistant Secretary
of the Jefferson Standard Life Insur
ance Company, talked to the Commercial
students of G. H. S. Thursday, October
22, in Room 22.
His talk was based on the qualifica
tions and requirements of a good steno
grapher. “There are jilenty of medium
stenographers,” he said, “but very few
real good ones, 'i’he re(]uirements of a
stenograjiher should be at least a High
School education; like your work and
do more than is required of you.”
Some jiersonal qualities which he
])ointed out are: agreeable personality,
diligence, good judgment, trustwortliiness
good deiiortment and accuracy.
The latter one was greatly emiihasiz-
ed. “Xever sacrifice accuracy for sjieed
at any time,” urged the speaker.
Inaccuracy is one of tlie most com
mon defects of tlie average stenograph
er and is sometimes due to ignorance,
but it is almost always due to careless
ness,” stated Mr. Ixuik.
The club expressed their apjireciution
of the message })resented and urged the
speaker to come back again.
The meeting was presided over by
Edward McXeeley, Miss Annie Younts
introduced the speaker.
Schools and colleges of America are
made race-courses in which a mad scram
ble for credits and graduation takes
place. In Sweden and Denmark the
scholars work for the educational ad
vantages and not mere empty credits
or units. American schools would do
well to pattern after them.
Jack Baxter spent a few days at home
on Woodlawn Avenue last week.
STUNT NIGHT TO BE JUNIOR ASSEMBLY
ST AGED BY JUNIORS HELD OCTOBER 21
Semester Organizations and Session Rooms Present Varying
Clubs Will Present Program Program, Music, Reading
On Friday the 1,3th, and Prophecies Included
Friday 13! What is Fritlay 13? What
do till those mysterioiLs jiosters mean?
What does the unlucky date signify?
'I'o all students it means good time to
the Freshmen and Sojiliomores it holds
only the last mentioned signifieanee; to
the .Junior it is one stej) m the ladder
which reaches to the biggest accomp
lishment in the .Junior year; namely,
the best .Junior-Senior Baiujuct; to the
Senior it acts as an incentive to using
the imagination in trying to unearth the
secrets of the very jealous .Junior.
Friday, Xovember 13, the clubs and
semester organizations of Greensboro
High School, under the auspices of
semester 6, will hold a stunt night in the
High School auditorium. At the con
clusion of the program, a loving cup will
be presented to the club or organization
selected by a committee of judges as
having put across the best student stunt
of the evening. There w’ill be an ad
mission of 15 or 25 cents and the funds
will be appropriated for the Junior-
Senior banquet in the fall. Mr. Miller
contends that he knows who is going to
win that cuj).
MISS TROY GIVES
CHINA TEA AT Y.W.CA.
Collection of Musical Instruments,
Furniture, China, Tapestries and
Many Other Things Displayed.
'Thursday afternoon October^ 29 at
1:00 at the Y. M. C. A,, Miss Xina W.
Troy of Greensboro, who has recently
returned from Soochow, China, where
she has been doing missionary work
since 1912, jjresented a minature China
to the students of Greensboro schools.
Miss 'Troy’s collection contained: mu
sical instruments, toys, ))ictures, beauti
ful tapestries, quilts, china, artistic
vases, furniture, means of transporta
tion, occupations, cards, invitfitions, slip
pers, coml)s, beaded boxes of all sizes
and discriptions, the ancestral w'or-
ship all in niinature and made by hand.
Many of these things were made by the
pupils of the Laura Hayw'ood Xormal
School, wliere Miss 'Troy wnis stationed.
Miss 'Troy's collection of picture albums
were also on disjday. 'These i)ictures
were so numerous and varied tliat from
these alone could be obtained a knowl
edge of life in China. There was also
a large collection of money, some of the
Chinese refreshments, test papers of
some of Miss 'Troy's j)U])ils and some let
ters from lier Chinese friends, in which
was a message to the school children
in America explaining the present
trouble in China.
Hot chocolate and Chinese candies
ANNUAL AT MEETING
Phillips Speaks—Year Book Likely to
Take Place of Annual. School
Board Provides $1000.
On 'Tuesday, October 27, Mr. Phillips
addressed the .Junior class on the sub
ject of an annual. Mr. Phillii)S stated
that the annual cost about $2,500 where
as “'The year book” to be ])ublished by
each graduating class would cost not
more than $600. “'I’he board provides
•$1,000 for the magazine,” stated the
jirincijial. 'This, with the subscriptions
by the students sui)ports the magazine
Mr. Phillips had received eleven let
ters from various state high schools con
cerning wliether the annual was worth
while for high schools. Of these eleven
only two, Burlington and Statesville,
found the annual worth while. Others,
such as Durham and Charlotte had an
nuals, but they had not proven satis
'The Junior class will probalily not
have a chance to vote on the question at
Semester N' held a class meeting Wed
nesday, October 21, in room 202, the
.Junior jiresident, .John Gillespie jiresiil-
ing. A short time was given over to
business. 'The (juestion of an annual
came up and there was much discussion,
but nothing was decided. 'The discus
sion will be continued at the next class
meeting in which it is hoped tliat a de
cision can be reached.
Most of the jYcriod was given over to
programs }>resented by the various ses
sion rooms comjYosing the .Junior class.
'The ])rogram was as follows:
Stunt by Kennett Blair and Wylie
Music by Enoch Ulliot and LeGrand
Song by Ruth Abbott.
Songs by Hazel 'Thonquson.
Recitation by Virginia Douglas.
Poems l)y Leon Wells.
Phoi)hesies by Vester Mae Barns.
WELCOME VISITOR MAKES
APPEARANCE AT G. H. S.
About two w’eeks ago, a very welcome
visitor made his ajipearance at G. II. S.
with two jionies, a satchel and in the
satchel, (last but not least) chewing gum
galore. A mad rush was made for the
generous visitor who gave to the lads
and lassies one, two and even three sticks
of delicious Honey Fruit Chewing (Jum.
'Two or three of the fairer sex, dis
satisfied with the gentleman's allowance
managed to get their hands into liis
satchel and take jiossession of fifteen or
It w'as quite funny how many of the
teachers chewed that day, and still they
insist that gum is a horrid thing to take
into the class room. A whole stick was
found lying on the desk of one of the
teachers (in the main Jniilding up stairs.)
'The janitor had a job before him that
afternoon. Honey Fruit Avrapiiers w’ere
scattered all over the grounds and even
the classrooms were littered.
G. 11. S. doors are open to Mr. Chew
ing gum man, his ])onies, and again, last
but not least, his satchel and its contents.
HAS “SPOOK” PARTY
'The Commercial club had a most en
joyable masiiuerade Hallowe’en party
at the “Y” hut, 'Thursday night, October
29. 'I lie hut was attractively and aj)-
jirojiriately decorated, and made a pret
ty setting for the occasion. 'The yel
low and black of the Hallowe’en season
jiredorninated in all the decorations.
'J'he yellow jack-o-lanterns and autumn
leaves added much beauty to the color
scheme. Shaded lights cast wierd sha
dow’s over the large room.
On arriving, the guests were met by
a “sjiook” and heartily w'elcomcd. Each
one was given a slij) of paper w’ith a
stunt written on it. 'They gathered
around the big log fire, where every
one presented their stunts.
.After this everyone wa.s quieted by tlie
doleful sounds made Jiy a ghost talking.
'The ghost wa.s none other than .Miss
In one corner a little tent covered over
with branches, sat the fortune teller.
She wore vari-colored beads and a thr(*e
cornered black shawl. 'I'his was an in
teresting feature of the jiarty.
Attractive favors containing little
hearts, anchors, or some little article
were given to eacli guest.
In the Grand March, just before the
end of the party. Miss Kathleen Xuss-
niaii was declared by the judges to have
the most attractive costume and to Miss
Ciladys Bennett was awarded the Boo
After jilaying games, delightful re
freshments were served.
'The faculty members jiresent w'ere:
Mr. C. W. Philliiis, and Misses Fannie
Starr Mitchell, Lulu Ea.st, Grace Pul-
lin, Mary Wheeler, Lucile Mercer and
\\ IIA'U TIlK.V
'I'liorcCTi r OK us
Most jicople coming to a new jilace are
impressed either favorably or unfavor
ably by the new peojile and environ-
nent. What some of our new pedagogues
thought of us follows:
Mr. Stanley Johnson 1 was inqiressed
very favorably by several factors that
are a credit to any school.
'The factor which impresseii me most
was the keen system of organization and
A second factor is that of attendance.
1 was inqiresed by the plan of giving
a half holiday each month for distinction
A third, and surely not the least fac
tor, w’as the 100% drive for subscrijitions
to the “High Life.” 'This is a sure .sign
of School spirit, a great asset to a school.
Mr. Herbert Johnson says that he was
“delightfully surjiriscd by the unusual
w’elcome from the girls and boys (we
wonder how lie expected us to act.) We
imjiressed him as a mass of girls and
boys much interested in liaving a good
time and not In work.”
Mr. C. C. Fordham, Jr., was “Very
“In the work of teaching, I felt like a
Freshman in College,” says Mr. (’ole-
trane. 'The ])lace seemed to him to be
“swamjied by a conglomerate mass of
girls and boys.”
'The sjiirit of the inqiils toward the
work and organizations imjiressed Miss
'The first thing that Mr. Rowe noticed
was the large numlier of girls. “'The
building looked too small to accomodate
all the jiupils.”
Miss Boyington had heard wonderful
things about Greensboro High School
and was extremely disappointed in the
the building though not in the students.
EXAMINATION OF FIRST
AID COURSE IS GIVEN
All of the Greensboro High School
students and members of the faculty
taking the First Aid ('our.se at the Y.
W. C. .\. hut uiuler- the suiicrvislon of
Dr. M. J. Shields, assistant director of
first aid for the American Bed (’ross,
passed. 'The lowest grade made by the
G. H. S. representatives was eighty-six.
'The grades of the High School peo-
))le were as follows: Faculty members
Miss Walker, 96 per cent; .Miss Coojier,
9t per cent; Boy Scouts Sammy Goode,
96 ])er cent; Banks Simjison, 96 per
cent; Paul Scurlock, 96 jier cent;
Alfred Sieloft’, 86 jier cent; John
Betts, 92 ])er cent; .James Litaker, 93
])er cent. All received jia.ssing grades.
Repre.sentatives from the Firemen,
Police, Schools, Scouts and the jirincijile
industries took the course, seventy-six
being enrolled for the classes.
'Three classes were held daily: one
frow nine to two; one from three to
five; and the last from seven-thirty to
nine-thirty. 'The afternoon class was
attended mostly by the Firemen and
'There was no charge, save for a text
book, which was “A Red Gross Abridged
'I'ext Book on I''irst Aid.”
G. H. S. HOCKEY TEAM
PLAYS W.H.S. OCT. 31
Game Will be Feature of District
Teachers’ Meeting—'Team Much
Better 'This Year.
A hockey game between G. II. S. and
Winston, October 31, at the Greensboro
College, will constitute part of the pro
gram for the district teachers’ assembly
to be held at that time.
Winston has one of the best hockey
teams in the state. I.ast year they de
feated most every team they played, in
cluding G. H. S. On the other hand.
Coach Causey finds a great imjiroveinent
over last year’s team. 'The seniors and
the freshmen especially have developed
into fine players.
'The class tournament will be held the
last week in October. During Xovember
the State 'Tournament will be played.
In the race for the State Championship
will be, Southern Pines, Fayetteville,
Wilmington, Winston-Salem and Greens