From the Gate City of the South and the Birth Place of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., APRIL 9, 1926
School Measure Is Passed
By Citizens Of Guilford
BY 250 MAJORITY
A Hard Fight for Both City
and Rural Districts.
isi WOMEN LEND HEARTY SUPPORT
The New Law Provides An Eight
Months School Term for All of
the County Schools.
By a 250 majority the voters of
Guilford County passed an amendment
to the county school law providing for
an increased school tax in a special elec
tion Tuesday, March 30. This measure
raises the special tax limit levied for the
upkeep of an eight month’s school term
in the rural schools from -25 to 30 cents.
The vote cast was heavier than ex
pected, and the result was in doubt until
the returns from the last few polls came
in. Greensboro, Jamestown, and Friend
ship cast a large majority of votes for
the amendment; while Glenwood, Re
volution, High Point and lower Ashboro
went against it.
A good deal of campaigning was done
by proponents of both sides, and the
women especially were enthusiastic in
support of the measure. Mr. E. D.
Broadhurst, chairman of the city school
board, was perhaps the biggest factor
in the victory of the amendment’s back
Under the law as it now stands, it
will be possible to extend the city school
limits to include all the territory within
the new city limits, since the extra five
cents will make up for the revenue that
will be lost to the county school system
when this territory is taken in. It will
also enable the rural schools to provide
better buildings, and teachers.
High Life Leader
OF SCHOOL PAPER
Louis Glascock Heads New
Bank System Officials—Num
ber of Depositors Doubled.
March 20, the G. H. S. room cash
iers met, on the suggestion of Mr. D. F.
O’Neil, and elected officers for the school
banking system. Those elected were:
Louis Glascock, President; “Pete” Cates,
vice-president; Margaret Neal, Secre
tary; Kennett Blair, press-reporter.
Methods of arousing interest through
out the student body were discussed,
since there were so few regular depos
itors. Representatives from the three
buildings were elected to aid in cam
, A short time after these plans had
gone into effiect it was found that the
number of depositors had doubled.
DEBATING CLUB GIVES
BANQUET ON APRIL 2
The members of the Debating Club of
Greensboro High School entertained the
triangular Debaters of Winston and the
local affirmative team at a banquet given
in the private dining room of the school
cafeteria, Friday night, April 2.
The guests of the club were received
in the Main Building and after a few
minutes adjourned to the cafeteria. The
room ivas effectively decorated in G. H.
S. and W. H. S. colors. Programs of
purple and gold, and favors containing
green and gold mints marked the places.
The toast of -welcome was given by J.
D. McNairy, who acted as toastmaster,
and to this George McSwain responded.
James Cates gave a toast entitled “In
Doubt”, after which Mr. Archer said a
few words about the advantage of be-
mg able to get up on your feet and
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Betty Brown Will Direct Desti
nies of “High Life” for
MISS COLEMAN SPEAKS
Impresses Class With Importance of
Office—Present Staff Acts As Nomi
nating Committee for Election.
At chapel period Tuesday, March 29,
at a meeting of the Junior class, Betty
Brown was elected editor-in-chief of
High Ihfe for the year 1926-27. The
requirements of the completion of one
semester of Jouranlism eliminated any
one from semester VII. The present
High Life staff nominated three of the
seven possible candidates, who were
voted upon by the rising senior class.
Prior to the election. Miss Coleman
emphasized the importance and responsi
bility of the position. She also stated
that Greensboro was the only school
represented at the C. I. P. A. convention
which left the election of editor-in-
chief to the students, thus proving the
great confidence placed in G. H. S. stu
dents by the faculty.
Members of High Life Staff and Some
of Homespun editors Guests of
Honor At Luncheon.
Yesterday at the Jefferson Club rooms
the Kiwmnis Club had as their guests at
a luncheon, the members of the High
Life Staff who have recently returned
from New York and a few other editors
from the Homespun and Hlgti Life
After a luncheon of several courses,
the guests told the things that impressed
them most in New York City.
Those who participated in the program
were: Glenn Holder, Earnest Williams,
Nell Thurman, John Mebane, Paul Wim-
bish. Miss Inabelle Graves Coleman, and
Mimeographed copies of the places
visited and complimentary copies of
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IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Contributions from Students
Will Be Limited As In
IS FIFTH ANNUAL DRIVE
Mr. Archer Is General of School Di
vision and Principals Head Work
in Each School.
April 8-9 the Greensboro Branch of
the Community Chest will put on their
fifth annual drive.
The city schools have always partic
ipated in this drive and this year they
ivill enter into it with the same spirit
Heretofore the donations of school
children have been limited to 10 cents
per student, however, this year the
amount of their contributions will be
limited to 25 cents. The school officials
are not so much interested in the size
of the contributions as they are in get
ting the schools 100% again.
Mr. A roller is general of the school
division and the principals are tlie heads
of tlieir schools.
“Help Build for Humanity” is the
motto of the Chest tliis year, and their
two main divisions are tlie “Bricklayers”
and “Carpenters”. Tlie eleven agencies
which compose the Chest are: Y. W. C.
A., Y. M. C. A., Greensboro Nursing
Council, Greensboro Board of Public
Welfare, Greensboro Park and Recrea
tion Committee, Salvation Army, Child-,
ren’s Home, Boy Scouts, Traveler’s Aid,
Crippled Children’s Committee, Red
Cross. Mr. Vteorge L. Slanbuiy is cheiir-
man of the campaign and Mrs. Lucy H.
Roberson, president emeritis of G. C.
W. is acting Mother of Greensboro.
BANQUET IS HELD
Radio Idea Is Carried Out In
Program—Mary Jane Whar
ton Acts As Broadcaster.
Friday night, at six o’clock in the
G. H. S. cafeteria the Mothers were en
tertained by the daughters of the High
The guests were greeted at the front
door of the Main Building by a com
mittee of teachers and students. Each
mother was decorated with a jonquil.
The program was arranged to repre
sent an entertainment by radio, with
Mary Jane Wharton as announcer. Mary
Long Benbow dressed as a small child
broadcasting from station T. O. T. R.
toasted the mothers in behalf of the pri
mary child. Elizabeth Boyst, repre
senting a grammar grade student broad
casted from Station G. G. S. From
Mary I^yon Leak came a toast to the
mothers from the high school students,
station H. S. S. Mother’s Own Self,
station M. O. S. responded in the per
son of Mrs. C. D. Benbow to the three
preceeding toasts. Dorothy Dillon toast
ed the teachers from station M. D. S.,
Mother’s Daily Substitute. Edward
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OFFICERS AND EMBLEMS
CHOSEN BY SEMESTER I
The elections of first-semester officers
and Class emblems were held in three
different meetings, extended over a per
iod of more than a month. The officers
are as follows: President, David Quate;
Vice-pres., George Sherrod; Sec’y-Treas.,
Charles Shoffner; Student Council rep.,
Evelyn Glascock; Reporter, John Linde-
man. The emblems are: Class Flower,
Red Rose; Class color, red and white;
Class Motto, “Work Wins Everthing.”
WUNSCH TO HEAD
Annual Meeting of State Dra
matic Association Held Mar.
25-26 At Chapel Hill.
At the third dramatic institute of the
Carolina Dramatic Association and the
state-wide dramatic contests held in
“The Playmakers Theatre” Chapel Hill,
March 25, 26, 1926, AY. R. Wunsch, head
of the Dramatic Department of G. H. S.
was elected President of the State As
sociation. The purpose of the Associa-
ticn is to promote drama by assisting
hi tlie organization and direction of
dramatic clubs, and by encouraging the
writing of original plays.
From nine till eleven thirty, Thursday
morning, registration continued. At two
o’clock Prof. F. H. Koch, director of
ihe Carolina Playmakers, opened the
program with an address of welcome. He
urged the importance of jieople’s theatre
and declared that such a movement must
start with the young people “coming to
gether in such groups as this. We must
build up from the youtli in tlie schools,”
Following this was an address by W.
R. Taylor who is serving his second year
as president of tlie Carolina Dramatic
Association and who is director of
dramatics at North Carolina College for
Women. He stated that we are all torch-
bearers and must lead the way. He
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MISS 1. G. COLEMAN
Unanimously Made Head of North
Carolina Modern Language Asso
ciation At Meeting in Raleigh.
Miss Inabelle Graves Coleman, head of
the French department of G. H. S., was
unanimously elected president of the
North Carolina Modern I^anguage Asso
ciation for the ensuing year, at the an
nual meeting held in Raleigh, Friday,
This is the first time that this honor
has been given a high school teacher, all
former president having been college
professors. At the time of her election.
Miss Coleman was attending the Con
vention of the Columbia Scholastic Press
Association in New York City. How
ever, she has already started preparing
the program for next year. Miss Cole
man is recognized as one of the foremost
French teachers in the South.
G. H. S. TYPING STUDENTS
TO ENTER STATE CONTEST
The State Typing Contest will be held
in Charlotte, N. C., May 8. Those mak
ing up the team are: Fannie Rockwell,
Elizabeth Campbell, Annie Younts,
Elizabeth Rockwell, Ruth Capel, and
Ida May Meyers of the second year
team, and Frances Johnson of the first
SOUTHERN GIRL SCOUTS
CONVENTION WILL BE HELD
The first Southern Girl Scout Conven
tion will be held April 10-11 in Savan
nah, Ga. The representatives will leave
Friday, April 9 and return Monday,
April 12. The purpose of the meeting is
to teach the girls more about the princi
ples and application of the principles of
scouting. This is the first get-together
of this kind ever staked in the south and
all the southern states are expected to
Those attending from Greensboro are:
Misses Mary Lyon Ivcak, Carl Lene
Brown, Ruth McKaughn, Dorethea
Bates, Elizabeth Hobgood, Elizabeth
Bray, Louise Parker, Elizabeth Black
wood, and Rose Goodwin.
G. H. S. DEBATERS
WIN IN H. P. BUT
LOSE AT HOME
John Mebane and Edgar Kuy
kendall Triumph Over High
REBUTTAL VERY CLEVER
Harry Gump and Henry Biggs Are
Overcome by Fairer Sex Represented
by Mell Elird and Loretta Carroll.
Henry Riggs and Harry Gump, G. H.
S. Contestants, fell before the argument
presented by Mell Eflrd and Ixiretta
Carroll in the Triangular Debate held
in the High School auditorium Friday
night April 2. At the same time John
Mebane and Edgar Kuykendall, up
holders of Greensboro’s negative team
defeated tlie High Point affirmative in
Biggs and Gump upheld the affirma
tive side of the query, “Resolved that
North Carolina should levy a state tax
for the support of an eight months
'The local boys sought to prove this by
presenting the argument that, first, tliere
is a crying need for an eight months
school term; second, that the state is
economically able to supiiort such a
term; and tliird, that tliere is a necessity
for an equalizing fund provided by a
state property tax.
'Tlie Winston girls endeavored to tear
down this argument with proof tliat a
state land tax is unjust and economical
ly unsound. 'They proposed an income
tax to support and eight months term,
instead of a property tax.
Tliose who attended the contest landed
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CASKIE WINS OUT
AT WAKE FOREST
Triumphs Over 35 Other Con
ship for College Course.
Caskie Norvell took first place in the
annual interscholastic declamation con
test held at Wake Forest, April 2, by de
feating thirty-five other contestants. Cas
kie was awarded a scholarship to the col
lege. His subject was “'The Shooting of
He has taken an interest in public
speaking for some years, entering decla
mation contests at the various schools he
attended. This year he is a member of
the reorganized G. H. S. Debating Club,
an organization which demands a high
standard from its members.
In the preliminary contest, Norvell
was greatly praised for the forceful de
livery of his subject. His appreciation
of dramatic incidents and his ability to
portray them added much to the vivid
ness of his speech.
TROOP FIVE PRESENTS
“THE KIDS AWAKENING”
Troop No. 5 of the Greensboro Boy
Scouts presented a play “The Kids
Vwakening” at the Odell Memorial Build
ing Friday, April 2, at 8:15. 'The play,
a four act comedy, was well presented
by a large cast under the able supervis
ion of Mr. F. R. Casper, the scout
master, who was also an important char
acter in the presentation of a brief
synopsis of the play follows:
The “Kid” a member of “Gips Gang”
who was found by Gip during the San
Francisco fire, is taken by Mr. Morrison,
to a scout camp, where, after a series df
adventures, including a trial by some
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