From the Gate City of the South and the Birth Place of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL GR EENSBORO, N. C., MARCH 26, 1926
G. H. S. Publications Won
First Place In Contest
awarded cups *
Holder and Mebane Represent
G. H. S. on Spectator Staff.
OVER 700 DELEGATES ATTEND
Papers from 43 States, Canada, and
Canal Zone, All Entered Con
test of C. I. P. A.
On March 13, High Life was awarded
first prize in class B (schools with en
rollment of 750 to 1000) by the Columbia
Interscholastic Press Association. Home
spun. due to a mistake in classification,
was awarded first prize in class C
(schools with enrollment of 250 to 750
pupils). Glenn Holder and John Meb
ane represented the two Greensboro
publications, High Inn: and Homespun
on the convention number of the Colum
bia Spectator, the daily paper of Colum
bia University. Each winning magazine
and paper had an editor on the conven
tion issue of this paper.
Friday, March 12, sectional meetings
were held during the morning and after
noon, each editor attending at least two
of these meetings. The speakers for the
day were: H. B. Swope, of the New
York World; W. McCay, of the New
York Herald-Tribune; E. S. Murthey of
the American Boy; A. S. Draper, of the
New York Heralcl-Tribune; B. P.
Adams, of the Ijiterary Digest; L. Mar
ket of The New York Times and Miss
F;dith Penney, of the Bronxviile High
Events At C, I.
Animated Cartoons, Mr. Win-
sor McCay, New York Herald
Newspaper M a k e-u p. Miss
Edith M. Penney, High School,
Bronxviile, N. Y.
Sports Writing, Mr. Arthur S.
Draper, Sports Editor, New York
The News Story, Mr. Lester
Markel, Sunday Editor, New
Editorial Writing, Professor
Alen S. Will, School of Journal
ism, Columbia University.
Convention Banquet, New Eng
land Dining Room, Prince George
Visit to New York Times or
New York Herald Tribune build
Varsity Show, “His Majesty,
The Queen.” Waldorf-Astoria
Editing the Spectator, John
Mebane, Glenn Holder.
FOR CAPITAL CITY
School, New York.
A convention banquet was held Friday Six of The High SchooI Faculty
night at the Prince George Hotel, after
which the member.s were taken in sight-
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CASHIERS OF G. H. S.
HEAR TALK BY O’NEILL
Go to Annual State Educa
Gives Reasons for Importance of Regu
lar Saving, No Matter Whether
One Cent or Thousand Dollars.
Mr. D. F. O’Neal, publicity agent for
the “School Banking Sy.stem’’, gave a
talk to the cashiers of the rooms of
Greensboro High, Thursday, March 18,
on “How to Make A"our Room 100%.”
Mr. O’Neill opened his talk by dis
cussing the value of a few cents to busi
ness men, and how' much all these pen
nies would mean if deposited in the
school bank. As an illustration he told
of the results of trying to ride a street
car for only six cents.
He suggested that at the next meet
ing a president be elected and that the
Freshmen and Sophomores compete with
the upper classes for the higher per
centage. A draft of each room was left,
showing what the rooms were doing each
month. He also suggested that a pub
licity manager be elected to boost the
banking through posters and through
Greensboro High’Si percentage from
the first “Savings Gazette” was 40%
and since then it has gradually de
L. R. JOHNSON GUEST OF
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL
Mr. L. R. Johnson, principal of the
High Point School, visited Greensboro
High on March 9, to see Mr. Phillips re
garding the organization of a Torch
Light Society in High Point High School.
He invited representatives from G. H. S.
to go to High Point.
rile visitor spoke of the new high
school High Point is to have. “It is to
cost $400,000 and will be very fine. The
students are eargerly awaiting the time
to occupy the new building,” the princi
The Nor'h Carolina Education Asso
ciation held its annual meeting at Ra-
Ligh, March 18-20. One delegate for
each ten teachers was sent and by this
ruling, Greensboro High School was al
lowed four representatives. Misses Bul
lard, Tillett, Boyington, Sum.merell, and
Leslie represeiitaed G. H. S. Mr. C.
W. Phillips attended as Chairman of
tlie Grammar Department, and Miss
Pannell, as Chairman of the Primary
The first general session was held
'J'hursday evening, March 18, and Major
Wm. T. Morgan, noted lecturer on voca
tional subjects, made i n address. Mrs.
A. B. Joyner, of the executive committee
of the department of classroom teachers,
N. E. A., spoke Friday afternoon, and
Dr. Paul Goode, one of the ivorld’s
greatest geographers and map-makers
spoke Friday evening. The conference
of county superintendents was held in
the Hall of the House of Representa
Superintendent Frederick Archer, of
Greensboro, made an address to the De
partment of City Superintendents on
“What we have the right to expect of
the* colleges.” There were numerous re
ports and discussions at all of the meet
F’or the first time in the history of the
association there are more than ten
MR. M’CRAVY GIVES AN
James B. McCravy of I,aurens, S. C.,
performed for the Freshmen in Chapel
’VV^ednesday, March 17. Prior to Mr.
McCravy's performances. Dr. C. J. D.
Parker, from the Southern Baptists Con
vention, led the devotional exercises.
Mr. McCravy first taught the au
dience a clever song, “Are A^ou Down
hearted.” After this he played on the
ukelele and violin. The entertainer took
great pains to impress upon his hearers
the fact that his name was “McCravy”
rather than “McCrazy”.
Acting Splendid—Much Ability
In the Dramatic Field
Brought to Light.
'I'hursday, March 11, at the N. C. C.
M. Auditorium the Greensboro High
School Dramatic Club presented the
Charm School”, a clever comedy, to a
Austin Bevans, having inherited a
girl's boarding school from his aunt,
gave his hoy friends positions as pro
fessors and proceeded to run the school
on the basis of charm. The play goes on
to show just what would happen if young
men were introduced into girls schools
Sarah Mendenhall, as Miss Curtis, won
.he hearty appl; use of the audience. Her
acting was siqierb. Bunny MJmbish as
.Vustin Bevans, the leading man, and
Louise McCullocli as Elsie Benedotti
did splendid work. Mary Jane Wharton
acted well in the difficult role of Miss
The ]iarts of David McKenzie, Flomer
Johnson and George Boyd were filled
throughout by Pat Patterson, Maddry
Solomon, and Phil Shelton respectively.
George's darning brought forth peals of
laughter. The part of Sally Boyd was
taken by Margaret High. She truly
filled the part, and was fully appreciat
ed by tlie audience.
Each character deserves special men
tion for th.e splendid work he did, and
the art he lent toward making “The
Charm Scliool” a success.
The complete list of characters follows:
Austin Bevans, (“Bunny” Mbrnbish) an
automobile salesman with idea which
D. vis McKenzie, (“Pat” Patterson) a
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STATE P. T. A. HOLDS
MEETING IN RALEIGH
Many Attend From Greensboro and
Other Cities Throughout the State
—Strictly a Business Meeting.
4'he mid-year meeting of the man
agers of the State Parent-Teacher As
sociation was held March 18, at Raleigh.
Tlie meeting began at 10:15 Thursday
morning at the M'oman's Club. This
was strictly a business meeting. At
noon tlie members of the board were
entertained at luncheon by the Raleigh
Council, after which the meeting was
continued. The speakers were Mrs.
Fr. nk Castlebury, one of the vice-presi
dents, and Mrs. W. H. Swift, the Presi
dent. 'those attending from Greensboro
were; Mrs. W. H. Swift; C. W. Phillips,
Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. W. W.
Martin, chairman of the department of
kindergarden; Mrs. Raymond Binford,
of Guilford College, Recording Secre
tary, Mrs. Arthur Watt, chairman of
Child M'elf are Magazine; C. O. Burton
of Pomona, State 'treasurer; Dr. W. H.
Livers, the representatives from N. C.
C. W. and others. Members from Char
lotte, Asheville, Morehead City, Salis
bury, and cities all over the state.
G. H. S. SCORES IN STATE
LATIN CONTEST AT U. N. C.
Mary Jane Wharton won honorable
mention in the State Latin contest con
ducted by the University of North
Carolina. 'Lhe three papers sent from
G. H. S. were: Glenn Boyd MacLeod’s,
Mary Elizabeth King’s, and Mary Jane
The contest was won by the IJllington
High School. The Roxboro, Winston-
Salem, Chapel Hill and Greensboro High
Schools won honorable mention.
PEACE IS THEME
OF CHAPEL TALK
BY DR. WATKINS
Secretary of Council for Pre
vention of War Makes Talk
On “Our Patriotism.”
LEAVES SCHOOL POSTER
“America First, Not in Pride and Ar
rogance, But in Sympathy and Tol
erance,” Is Thought of Poster.
D:-. Clarence “Watkins, Secretary of
Council for Prevention of “War, made a
aik on “Our Patriotism” in chapel,
'Fuesday, March Kith. In his discussion
'le exp’a’ned that he wislied every higli
school student could study logic, because
he hojie of the nation lies in the next
'Phere were three main points of Dr.
Watkin’s talk. First, he discussed peace
as technique. “MTiat is peace? Nobody
wants jieace at any jirice. Peace is a
way of doing things, a technique of life,”
he said. “Second, peace is important in
solving economic jiroblcms. 'Phe causes
of war are not the same as the causes
of differences of ojiinions. 4Ve liave a
practical form of government which,
though far from ]ierfect, has proved
itself superior to any other in the world;
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TO BE HELD SOON
Solo Events in Soprano, Con
tralto, Tenor, Baritone, Base,
Voice, Violin, Piano.
'I'he St te Music Contest will be held
A]iril 29-30 at the North Carolina Col
lege for Women. The High School pre
liminaries will be lield Saturday, March
27, at 2:00 ]i.m. in the High School
auditorium. The enroliments in all
events with names of contestants must
be made at the college April 1. All in-
ending to enter, jilease hand names to
Mr. Gildersleeve before March 27.
'I’hc musical organization of Ci. H. S.
has been studying the contest numbers
since Ch.ristmas and lio]ie to make a
creditalile showing. Many individual
students are trying for solo events in the
following: Sojirano, Contralto, 'tenor,
Baritone, Base, I’nchanged voice. Violin
and Piano, 'the required numbers to be
used are posted on the Bulletin Board.
'there ; re two significant changes from
last j'ear. In the piano contest there
will be a test reading which will count
25% of the grade of the player. This
will be included in the preliminary con
test. 'the other change is that the con
testants can enter as many events as
they wish, instead of only six as in pre
Tlie purpose of the State Music Con
test is to stimulate all scholars having
music instruction to do better work and
to encourage other schools to include
music in their curricluum.
FORMER SPEED TYPIST
On 'thursday, March 11, a very inter-
e.sting program was witnessed by the
members of the Commerical Club. Miss
Minnie Regelmeyer, the former amateur
world champion typist, with a record of
typewriting 143 net words per minute
for 30 minutes, gave a performance in
which there were several interesting fea
The main phase of her demonstration
was shifting the carriage correctly. She
also emphasized in typing. She added
several columns of figures mentally while
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Says “Hope of the City Lies in
The Education of Its
Monday, March 15, Mr. E. B. Jeft'ress,
Mayor of Greensboro, made an address
in Chapel on the subject, “Progressive
Citizens.” 'riiroughout his talk he laid
special stress on the advantages of edu
cation the young people have today. He
spoke of the great development of
Greensboro in recent years, the extend
ing of the city limits and the wonderful
achievements which have been made,
along with its gradual hut steady pro
gress. “Flducation,” he declared, “is the
true foundation of progress, and with
out educated, enlightened citizens, a city
could not hope to achieve much. 'The
hojie of any city lies in the education
of its future citizens, who are the young
'tudents in the schools m^v.’’
Mayor Jeft'ress stressed the importance
of the eight months school term for Guil
ford County. “This,” he says, “determ
ines the future of our country.”
MAIN BUILDING REWARDED
FOR SUPPORT IN ATHLETICS
,\fter many conjectures on the part
of some anxious members of the student
body as to the probability and magni
tude of the promised reward incident
to the main building giving 100 per cent
support to the Athletic Association, the
problem is quickly and quietly solved by
the high school oflicials. .Vs a result the
main building was dismissed at the end
of the seventh period on the afternoon
of Friday, tlie 19th, in recognition of its
loyalty and support. »
MISS MORGAN CALLED
TO BEDSIDE OF MOTHER
Accompanies Her to Hospital in Dan
ville. Commercial Students Sub
stitute as Seertary.
Miss Lottie Morgan, secretary of the
High School, was away from school dur
ing the week of March 8-12 on account
of file illness of her mother. While she
was absent the Commercial students took
lier jilace in the office.
The students were sent down during
their study periods. 'Fhey took dictation
from Mr. Phillips, transcribed letters,
: nswered the telejihone, took notes of
lost and found articles and reported
them, checked out books, answered call
ers and did anything else that happened
to come up in the office.
On 'Fuesday Miss Morgan was called
home to take her mother to the hospital
in Danville. Her mother is still ill but
is very much better. Miss Morgan has
returned to her work this week.
THURSDAY MARCH 11
Old Curry Building at N. C. C. W.
Is Burned to Ground—No
One Seriosly Injured.
'File Curry Building at the North Caro
lina College for Women was completely
destroyed by fire on March 11, as a re
sult of defective wiring. Every fire truck
in the city answered the call. 'I'he fire
men put up a hard fight hut could not
overcome the leaj)ing flames in time to
save the building or any of its contents.
No serious injuries were sustained.
Miss Marjorie Pratt, one of the teachers
of the training school had her face and
hair scorched trying to save some val
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