Friday, December If., 1925
GIVES ROMAN AND
Margaret Ferguson Gives De
tailed Account of Roman
HAZEL THOMPSON SINGS
Guy Hill Stars As Groomsman, Doro
thy Lea Is Roman Bride—
Mary Lyon, Modern.
The Junior-Senior Latin Club held a
strictly non-business meeting Tuesday,
November 17, in the basement of the
new building. Two weddings were en
joyed, the Roman and modern forms of
Preceding the Roman wedding Mar
garet Ferguson explained in detail the
series of events of the Roman in prepa
ration for a wedding.
Then without any music the Roman
procession entered. It consisted of the
Pontifex Maximum and ten witnesses.
Then the Pronuba came in, and next the
bride and groom. The bride was Doro
thy I/ea; the groom, Guy Hill; Pontifex
Maximus, Paul Schurlock, and Pronuba,
yVfter the vows were spoken the groom
snatched the bride from the arms of
the Pronuba and the ceremony was over.
Before the second wedding Miss Hazel"
'J'hompson sang “Love Sends a Little
Gift of Roses,” accompanied by Mrs.
Felder. 'J'he bridesmaids and grooms
men were Irene Hester and Shelton Dry,
Ruth Curtis and Marshall Camj)bell.
Helen Felder was the ring-bearer, Eliz
abeth Crews the dame of honor, and
Margaret Crews the maid of honor.
The bride, Mary I^yon, entered on the
arm of her father, John Betts, and was
met at the altar by the groom, Guy Hill,
and his best man, Raymond Bennett.
The ceremony was performed by Paul
Scurlock, and during the wedding Mrs.
Felder jrlayed the wedding march from
IN DEBATING CLUB
Proposed Bill to Abolish Capi
tal Punishment in N. C.
Calls Forth Hot Debate.
The merits and drawbacks of capital
punishment were plainly set forth in a
spirited debate on a bill providing for
the abolition of the death penalty in North
Carolina, which was under discussion
in the Debating Club on Friday, No
vember 20. The scheduled rebuttal of
the debate held at a previous meeting
was indefinitely postponed owing to the
absence of several of the speakers, and
the bill was the central topic of the
After the reading of the bill which
stipulates “that the State of North Car
olina should abolish capital punishment
in favor of life imprisonment,” the jires-
ident threw the question open to debate.
Henry Goodwin led the fight in support
of the measure, stressing the fact that
in the actual death of the criminal nei
ther the state nor the bereaved family of
the deceased victim realized any material
gain, holding that a life sentence at
hard labor would be a help financially to
both family and public. This position
was immediately challenged by Beverly
Moore, who emphasized the value of
capital punishment as a deterrent and
pointed out the ever-increasing tide of
crime. There were several other speeches
before the bell cut short the verbal bat
tle. A motion will probably be made
to continue the discussion at the next
The query for the next debate is: Re
solved-—That the Federal Government
should own and operate the coal mines.”
The aifirmative will be represented by
Henry Goodwin and Clarence Scott,
while the i30sition will be opposed by
John Gillespie and Beverly Moore. The
debate will be of universal interest in
view of the present miners’ strike. Visi
tors are invited to attend the meeting.
Slang expression since Thanksgiving:
According to reports the intellectual
minority is “stepping out” of late. We
have reference to Wilder’s knickers and
McNairy’s new sedan.
New G. H. S. traffic ordinance (since
marking the steps with traffic lines):
“Keep to the right. No parking during
business hours. Wilful and promiscuous
tooting of horns unlawful.” (Keep mov
ing, flappers, and watch your steps,
Now that part of the congestion in the
halls will be eliminated, perhaps it will
not be necessary for the pretty flappers
to bound out of the windows of the new
barn, those of Room 3 especially, in
order to get to class on time.
Members of High Life staff recently
printed the following on front page
dummy: “Torch Light Members Box.”
Quite a revelation, to say the least!
With conservative gentlemen holding
forth in golf togs out for the arduous
game—with flappers hurdling window
sills with apparent ease—and with the
Torchlight Society introducing its mem
bers to the “squared ring,” the old insti
tution has certainly taken an athletic
Some say that the football squad is a
winner because the coach makes the boys
“toe the line,” which certainly has a lot
to do with our winning. However, the
“toe and line” frustrated Monroe’s hopes.
B0.4RD TO DECIDE
FRIDAY, DEC. 4
Erection of New High School
Depends on Their Decision
on Extension Problem.
NO SITE WITHIN DISTRICT
‘Character and Personality More Im
portant Than Learning of Read
ing and Arithmetic” Says
When the Greensboro school board
meets Friday, December 4, it will prob
ably pass on the extension of the city
school district boundaries, as proposed
by Mr. E. D. Broadhurst and others.
Erection of a new high school in the near
future depends to a great extent upon
the extension of the school limits, since
no suitable site for the building is avail
able within the present city school dis
trict and the board does not have the
power to erect a city school outside of
Mr. Broadhurst stated in a recent in
terview that a large tract of land for
an athletic stadium and recreational fa
cilities is absolutely essential to an ade
quate school plant. “Development of
character and personality are more im
portant than the learning of reading,
writing, and arithmetic,” he declared.
“What good does it do to make a math
ematician of a man if he is going to
become a bank robber or check flasher?
Athletics, plenty of room and fresh air,
beautiful buildings and surroundings—
all these have a great effect upon devel
opment of character, however.”
The fellow at Charlotte who said a
drop kick between the bars wasn’t foot
ball had better read the rules.
We certainly appreciate the support
you gave us at the Monroe game, Char
lotte. We will never forget it.
“Whirlwind Blows Over High Point”
reminds us of the Thanksgiving play in
chapel, the difference being that the
whirlwind blew over the trees instead.
It’s a wonder someone didn’t take
G. H. S. for an Indian reservation last
Tuesday week. The place was “mighty
nigh” deserted save for a few students
and the visiting Indian tribe.
Don’t forget the Prince of Wales
(alias “Pete” Wyrick, of Greensboro)
in “Just Suppose.” His pictures speak
FRESHMEN HELD CLASS
MEETING NOVEMBER 12
Class Decides to Have Motto, Colors
and Flower—Evelyn Glascock
Elected Press Reporter.
The second meeting of the Freshman
Class of G. H. S. was held Nov. 12 in
the basement of the new building. The
minutes were read by the secretary,
Kate Harrison. Evelyn Glascock was
elected Press Reporter. Under new
business it was decided that the class
should have a motto, colors and flower.
The president appointed Nancy May,
Lydia Ballance and Arlindo Cates on
the motto committee, and Frances De-
Vault, Virginia Shelton and Roland
Whitely to decide on the colors and
Elizabeth Bray gave a talk on schol
arship, and Carlyle Hackney talked on
class spirit. Miss Cooper, Miss LeRoy
and Miss Causey each made a short
talk reminding the class that this is the
first year of High School life and that
each member should start right and
take advantage of every opportunity.
When the Greensboro team walked
out on the field for the first game with
Monroe, they received telegrams from
Mr. Lee H. Edwards and Mr. Guy Phil
lips. The school should be very happy
to know that these former principals are
interested enough in this institution that
they are keejiing track of the football
team on through its present fight. Al
though these two men are not present
with us in body they are still deeply
concerned in our present welfare.
CAR OVERTURNED ON
WAY FROM CHARLOTTE
Tuesday, November 24, about 8 o’clock
p.m., the car driven by John Gillespie,
student of Greensboro High School, was
overturned on the High Point-Lexington
road as a result of being struck by a
car driven by a Mr. Ernest Cole. Miriam
Block suffered a broken collar bone,
Myra Wilkinson received a gash in her
forehead, and Annie Mann and Virginia
Tucker were burned by acid from the
battery. Ruth Heath, Ruth Abbott,
Mrs. M. E. Block and John Gillespie
were unharmed except for the nervous
shock and slight hand bruises. Beverly
Moore was quite shaken up but is get
ting along all right.
The driver of Mrs. Block’s car noticed
an auto coming down the road very fast
going toward Thomasville. The car
which was struck was going toward
Fligh Point returning from the Greens-
boro-Monroe game at Charlotte. John
Gillesiiie, seeing the approaching car,
swerved to the right as far as he could
without going up an embankment; but
the man hit the back end of the car and
made it face in the opposite direction.
It then keeled over to the top.
Miriam Block and Myra Wilkinson
were taken to High Point and their in
juries were attended to by Dr. Thomp
The accident was entirely unavoidable,
it was stated. Mr. Cole, driving the
Dodge coupe which did the damage, was
arrested at a nearby filling station and
was found to be under the influence of
“She is much better” was the report
from St. Leo’s Friday on Miss Betty
Gillis who is recuperating from an oj^e-
ration for appendicitis.
Betty McGill, who was at St. Leo’s,
having been operated on for appendi
citis, is doing fine. She returned to her
Miriam Block, who is suffering a brok
en collar bone, as a result of an accident
on the Charlotte-Greensboro road No
vember 24, is getting better. -Myra Wil
kinson and Annie Mann, also members
of the sick list, are back at school.
Mr. F. B. Aycock, Jr., ate Thanksgiv
ing dinner with his folks at Fremont,
Mr. Aycock accompanied the Girls’
Hockey Team to Southern Pines.
Georgia Stewart attended the Elon-
Wake Forest game at Elon.
Miriam Tuttle attended the Diike-
IJttle Jane Wood and her mother will
sjiend several months in Roanoke, Va.
Greensboro High School was well rep
resented at the Greensboro-Monroe game
Some of those attending the Carolina-
Virginia game were Jewel Waugh, Vera
Kirkman, I.ouis Glascock, George Bray,
Mary McCollum, Mary Turner, Eliza
beth Wilson, Ruth Simpson, Margaret
Ferguson, Mr. F. B. Aycock, Katrina
Smathers, Louise McCulloch and Fran
Georgia Stewart visited relatives in
Petersburg, Va., Thanksgiving week-end.
Penn McIntosh passed the afternoon
of November 11 watching G. H. S. walk
over High Point.
“Don’t we feel honored?” Mutt Riden-
hour came all the way from Riverside
to see us.
Bill Hunter came down from High
Point College and got an “eyeful” when
G. H. S. beat High Point.
Virginia McClanirock spent last week
end at her home on Schenck street. She
spent Monday visiting friends at G.H.S.
Her comment on the publication room
was, “Oh, wouldn’t it have been darling
if we had had this last year!”
Miss Lillian Killingsworth, formerly
dean of G. H. S., and Miss Daub en
tertained several of their friends de
lightfully at an informal tea Saturday
afternoon, November 14, in the Spencer
building at N. C. C. W. The three sit
ting rooms of the Spencer dormitory
were attractively decorated with yellow
and white chrysanthemums. Mrs. Boyd
served tea. Nut and olive sandwiches,
mints and cakes were also served. Guests
were received from 3:30 until 5:30.
MISS BUSH SUBSTITUTES
FOR MISS BETTY GILLIS
Miss May Bush is acting as substitute
for Miss Betty Gillis, a member of the
English department of the High School
who is in St. Leo’s hospital recovering
from an operation for appendicitis.
Miss Bush was a member of the Eng
lish department of the High School last
year and served as librarian. Prior to
her decision to substitute for Miss Gillis
she had been resting at her home here
THE BROKEN RULER
Miss Coleman spent the Thanksgiving
holidays with her family at Lyons, N.C.,
and consequently was unable to be at
her usual post as supervisor when High
Life was made up ready to go to press.
In her farewell speech Wednesday she
told us that it would be the real test,
especially for Glenn Holder, who was
going to run things in her absence. The
members of the staff enjoyed themselves
immensely over here in the Publication
Room Friday and Saturday, despite the
fact that there was no heat in the build
ing and the editors could not write and
the typists could not type and they all
had to sit on their feet and occasionally
their hands. Glenn was almost kingly—
in this democratic country, I should say
liresidential. Of course he had to fuss
some—even Miss Coleman did that—but
he was no nice about it—if Seniors and
Juniors can consider being treated with
the gentleness shown a child being nice.
Gentleness? It was a rash statement,
perhaps. When Miss Coleman walked
into the Publication Room Monday morn
ing she was delighted with the appear
ance of the room. Everything was just
where it should be; the floor was clean,
the chairs in their places—in fact, it was
too good to be true. There must be a
flaw somewhere. Oh, tb.ere it is! Miss
Coleman’s face wore a satisfied smile as
she pounced upon a broken ruler: “Ex
plain this, Glenn!”
HOPI INDIAN TRIBE
AT GREENSBORO HI
Group of Indians from Arizona
Present the Legends and
DIRECTOR MAKES A TALK
Dancers Clad in Skins and Beaded
Garments, Live Snake Fright
A very unusual performance was pre
sented at the High School Auditorium
Tuesday night. A group of Indians from
the reservation of the Hopi tribe in Ari
zona presented the legends of the Hopi
and some of the religious dances.
At the beginning of the performance,
Mr. Billingsley, the director of the com
pany, introduced the Indians and gave a
short talk on the legends of the Hopi.
One of these was portrayed by four of
Then followed four dances, the open
ing dance, the buffalo dance, the prayer
for snow, the eagle dance, a prayer for
the soul of a dead member of the tribe,
and the snake dance, the religious cere
mony of the Hopi to show their bro
therhood with the snakes. The dancers
were clad in skins and beaded garments.
They wore grotesque masks, and in the
last dance used live snakes which crawl
ed about in a manner which made the
audience shrink back in fear.
The Indians then gave the Hopi idea
of a jazz band. The only instruments
used were bells, a turtle shell, a notched
stick and a bone. The program was
concluded b3^ the victory war dance.
After the program the audience was
invited to come up and view the collec
tion of Indian curiosities that were ex
hibited on the stage.
BOY’S CLUB HOLDS ITS
The Boys’ Club of Centenary Church
held its bi-monthly supper Wednesday,
November 25, at the church hut. It was
necessary to shorten the program due
to the fact that the meeting was late
After a good meal, plans for the club
constitution were discussed. Several
motions were made but none was voted
on, so the subject was left oiien for dis
cussion at the next meeting.
A “Best Girl’s Night” was planned for
the next gathering. It was also suggest
ed that at the next meeting those mem
bers who have joined since the first
meeting should receive their initiation.
RS. BRIM’S POSITION
IS MADE PERMANENT
Will Teach Senior English—The Re
mainder of the Semester Session
Room Instructor for 107.
Mrs. Kenneth Brim, who has been
substituting for Miss Beckwith is to
keep the position of Senior English
teacher. Mr. Archer states that Mrs.
Brim will be a regular English teach
er during the remainder of the semes
ter. She is also to be session room
teacher for 107.
Mrs. Brim was educated at Duke Uni
versity and took graduate work in Eng
lish at Pennsylvania State College. She
taught three years at Greenville High
School, Greenville, N. C. and has sub
stituted two years in the Greensboro
Before her marriage to Mr. Kenneth
M. Brim, she was Miss Doris Overton
of Greenville, N. C.
Mrs. Brim lives at 1011 Wharton
“Red” Grange has turned professional.
To the majority of the students this at
first glance has no real interest, but it
concerns them directly. This means that
another famous player has ended his
brilliant work for the love of the team
and the game, and is now going at it
for the money. Football is the one sport
almost entirely free from the taint of
professionalism and money-making. The
longer it stays this way the more poini-
lar it will be.