Friday, October 8,1926
SENIORS TAKE OVER
Authorities Intend No Criticism
of Original Workers by
This New Plan.
GOOD RESULTS EXPECTED
Two Seniors Assigned to Work in Each
Session Room—One Senior
Room Goes 100 Per Cent.
The drive for subscriptions to the
publications has lately been placed in
the bands of the senior class. The au
thorities believe that by turning the
■drive over to a class, better results
will be secured than by the original
plan. In so doing, the authorities in
no wise indicate that those originally
doing the work were lax in the per
formance of their duty, but merely
that the present plan is believed to
be the best means of obtaining results.
At present two seniors are assigned
to each session room.
Miss Grogan’s room, 106, is the only
one which has gone 100 per cent thus
far; Miss Walker’s room, 103, is near
APPOINTED BY PHILLIPS
The following committees have been
announced by Mr. Phillips:
Chapel committee; Mr. Phillips,
Misses F. S. Mitchell, Hall, and Mr.
Social committee: Misses Martin,
Greenwaldt, Mercer, F. S. Mitchell,
Mr. Farthing, and Mrs. Comer.
Public Speaking committee: Mr,
Farthing, Misses Blackmon, Bliss, Gro
gan and Wright, and Mr. Wynne.
Dramatics committee: Misses Bliss,
Wheeler, Potts, Donald and Mr. Blair.
Scholarship committee: Misses Till-
ett, Anderson, Plight, E. Mitchell, and
ly 100 per cent.
IN SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
Dr. Livers From N. C. C. W. Talks
On the Organizing of the
SCHOOL PROBLEMS ARE DISCUSSED
The Parent-Teacher meeting of Mc-
Iver school was held in the school
auditorium, Friday night, October 1.
The mothers and fathers were all in
vited. Dr. Livers from N. C. C. spoke
-on the organizing of the Parent-Teach
ers. School problems were discussed
by the principal, Mr. R. M. Scott.
Miss Imogene Boyles, violin instructor,
played “Caprice Vennois” by Kreisler.
A boy (second grade) gave a reading.
Refreshments were served and the
meeting was turned into a social event.
Student Council: Not yet decided.
Publication committee: High Life
—Mrs. Ashford, Misses Harrell and
Hammond. Homespun—Chairman to
be assigned later—Misses Summer,
East, and Mr. Blair. Year Boons,—
Misses Tibet and Walker, and Mr.
Poster committee: Misses Lesley,
Allen, Freeman, and Mrs. Christie.
Library committee: Mrs. Orr, Miss
es McAllister, Caldwell, Behney, and
Boys’ Athletics: Messrs. Routh, Col-
trane, Johnson and Blair.
Subject Clubs: (Spanish, Commer
cial, etc., will be formed in connection
with the different departments.)
G. H. S. TEACHERS
TOUR FAR WEST IN
Miss Bayer and Morgan Make
Long Journey, With Only
TRIP MADE LAST SUMMER
Texas, the Great American Desert, New
Mexico, Pike’s Peak, California, and
Other Places Visited.
EVER SINCE EVE
If milady could not bedeck herself
to enhance her charms, what a dull
world this would be! From the days
of Eden down through the centuries,
all Eves have found exquisite pleasure
in personal adornment. No less is it
Nowhere do we get the greater va
riety of designs and colors of ear-rings
than in our own high school. There
is a pair to match every dress, in
color, and a design to suit the fastidi
ous taste of milady, from a bit of
pearl to the conspicious dangling pend
ant reaching to the shoulder—reminis-
uent of the Queen of Sheba.
Yet who would forbid them? Who
would deny that they are a part of the
extravagance of youth?
Miss Morgan and Miss Bayer, new
teachers in the High School, came all
the way from San Antonio, Texas, in
a “flivver.’’ They left from their
homes in Knoxville for a trip west
in a, Ford. There were five in the
party and the only male was a 12-year-
old boy. During their western trip
Miss Morgan and Miss Bayer passed
through San Antonio, the great Amer
ican desert. New Mexico, the Grand
Canyon, Denver, Pike’s Peak, Yosemite
Park, San Diego, Los Angeles, the
Catalines, Stockton, Carson City,
Reno, Salt Lake City, the Great Salt
Desert and the capitals of Oklahoma,
Arkansas, and Tennessee.
The party was lucky in that it had
to get out and push only twice. Both
times were while they were in the
Yosemite Valley with not more than
a five-mile stretch between them.
Miss Morgan says she was most im
pressed by the Grand Canyon, while
Miss Boyer liked the Yosemite Park
OLD SCHOOL BUILDING IS
NOW BEING TORN DOWN
Many Greensboro Teachers Were Form
erly On Faculty of Old Lindsay
EDITORS START ON LINDSAY-LOU
DO YOU KNOW—
What the Torchlight Society Is?
Long before the National Honor So
ciety came into being, the Torchlight
■Society of Greensboro High School was
functioning. This society was mainly
of scholastic nature. Membership was,
in a large degree, a reward for
The Torchlight Society was only one
■of the many scholastic clubs that were
springing up, almost over night, in
high schools throughout the nation.
The movement was general, and in the
course of time, the National Association
■of Secondary School Principals decid
ed to sponsor a national scholastic as
sociation, to be called the National
Greensboro High School, besides be
ing a charter member, was the first
school in North Carolina to become
affiliated with the National Honor So
ciety. The local organization thus be
came the Torchlight Chapter of the
National Honor Society, when, on the
first day of November, 1922, it re
ceived a charter from national head
Membership in the National Honor
Society was, and still is, a distinction
for G. H. S., for over 200 chapters
with about 8,000 members are now
scattered over the entire country.
The National Honor Society stands,
not for scholarship alone, but for ser
vice, leadership, and character as well.
When a person is considered for mem
bership these questions are applied to
him: Has his scholastic record been
of the highest order? Does he perform
his requirements and duties cheerfully
and conscientiously? Does he delightj
in serving others? Does he exert his
influence for the right at every oppor
tunity? Does he stand out as a leader?
Does he uphold the truth? Is he hon
est? Is his .character contagiously
Christian? Is he dependable?
Only a small percentage (in con
formity with the laws set forth by the
National Council) of the eligible are
admitted. This is a double assurance
of a select group. At any rate, those
who meet the requirements and stand
ards usually become good members,
anxious to work.
The Torchlight Society is really a
baby brother of the Phi Beta Kappa.
It is the honor society of the school,
respected and encouraged by students
and faculty alike. It is not merely a
reward for scholarly achievements, for
its great objective is to promote
scholarship. The Torchlight Society
has, in the past, been a tremendous
power in the life of the school. The
services and judgments rendered by
the Society have always been of the
highest nature. In view of past suc
cess, this year should be a most profit
able and successful one for the Torch
The Semester I class of G. H. S. held
a meeting in the new building, Tues
day, 21, at chapel period. Henry Biggs
made a talk at the first of the period
on the necessary qualifications of a stu
dent representative. The rest of the
meeting was taken up in electing the
president of the class. George Sherrill
was elected president, and Walter
Peterson was elected representative of
the Student Council.
The old Lindsay Street School build
ing is now being torn away, in prepa
ration tor the erection of the church
which the Presbyterians intend to
erect in the near future.
Many of the leading scholars and
athletes of G. H. S. came from this
historical old site. Some of the pres
ent editors of High Life received their
start on the staff of Lindsay-Lou, the
Junior High publication.
Many Greensboro teachers were
formerly associated with Lindsay
Street. Miss Hunter Irvin, at one time
Principal of Lindsay is now head of
Aycock. During her administration
the grades taught were one through
While it was used as a Junior High
school E. W. Eakes served as first
principal, followed by Lee H. Edwards,
who was also principal of G. H. S.
Former instructors of the Junior High
include: Misses F. S. Mitchell, S.
Lesly, A. Caldwell, L. Bullard, Ina
Pegram, now Mrs. Phillip Furnas, of
Boston, Willie Hall, Clara Dally, Cok
er, A. R. Bullock, P. K. Anderson, Jack
Bennett, “Red” Strickland, “Bobby”
Wunsch, Glenn Gildersleeve, and H.
BOUNCE, BOUNCE, BOUNCE
“Mister, here is an apple I brought
you.” “Mr. Phoenix here’s a great big
flower I brought you to put in your
Bounce, bounce, bounce.
“Teacher, I saved you a sandwich
out of my lunch.”
Bounce, bounce, bounce.
“Oh’, Mister, take me home last. I
like to ride with you.”
Bounce, bounce, bounce.
“This flower will not stay in your
button-hole. I reckon its too big. I’ll
bring you another tomorrow.”
That’s Clarence Phoenix and the
kids he hauls to and from Mclver and
Pomona Schools in a Guilford County
Bus. They seem to adore him.
Reading maketh a full man; con
ference a ready man; and writing an
W.M. YORK IS AGAIN
HEAD OF CITY NIGHT
SCHOOL AT G.H.S.
Courses in Shorthand, Type
writing, Bookkeeping, and
Other Courses Offered.
OPENING HELD OCTOBER 4
The Night School is Supported By the
City As a Unit of the Regular
The city night school opened Mon
day night, October 4, in the Greens
boro High School auditorium. W. M.
York, Greensboro attorney, is again in
charge of the operation of the school.
Courses are to be given in short
hand, typewriting, book-keeping foi be
ginners and advanced students, letter
writing, commercial English, and busi
ness arithmetic. The teachers in these
subjects are as follows: II. P. Poster,
shorthand and typewriting; J. K. My-
rick, bookkeeping; A. M. Scarborough,
business arithmetic ; W. M. York, com
The night school is supported by the
city as a unit of the regular school
system. It is open to„ everyone in
Greensboro who is prevented from at
tending regular day school by work or
other causes. No charge at all is
made except that each pupil is re
quired to deposit $5.00 as a guarantee
of good faith. It is returned at the
end of the term if the depositor has
attended twenty-five per cent of the
classes. The school is open on Mon
day, Wednesday, and Friday nights of
each week from 7 :30 to 9 :45 p.m.
WAS HELD LAST MONTH
Chase Bros., Owners of Tent and Booths,
Have Charge of Decorations
THREE LOVING CUPS ARE GIVEN
The “Own Your Home” Exhibition,
sponsored by the realtors of Greens
boro, was held from September 20th
through the 25th, in a tent on the cor
ner of Greene and Sternberger streets.
All things which help make a home
were displayed in the booths. This
show was well supported by the 25,000
people who attended.
The Chase Bros, were the owners of
the tent and booths and they had com
plete charge of the decorations, and
music. Loving cups were giving by
them to the owners of the most attrac
tive booths. Those receiving cups
were: A. K. Zdoore Realty Co., Lind-
hurst, Greensboro Nursery, Van Lind-
ley Nursery, and Kelvinator.
GLENN HOLDER RETURNS
TO OLD HEADQUARTERS
Former Editor-In-Chief of High Life
Has Been Appointed on
Tar Heel Staff.
Glenn Holder “dropped”' into the
publication room Saturday morning,
October 2nd. He soon found a copy
of the first issue of High Life and
was soon deeply engrossed in persuing
the same. However, he was very
shortly interrupted by editors seeking
expert advice, but found time to ex
claim that the first issue was “fine.”
Glenn was editor-in-chief of High
Life last year and has made the Tar
Heel staff this year. The following is
a clipping from the Tar Heel:
“Glenn Holder, a freshman, was
chosen to cover the chapel beat as only
freshmen go to Chapel every day. He
was formerly editor-in-chief of High
Life, Greensboro High School student
newspaper, which was adjudged the
best high school paper in the United
States last year. He also reported for
Greensboro Daily Record.”
Human improvement is from within
Westport Grier, Kansas City, Mo.
A new plan of student government
has been adopted in the Westport High
School. Student officers have complete
charge of the study periods. Admis
sion to the study is given only to those
who express their willingness to com
ply with the rules.
liooseoelt Xeirs, Seattle, Washington.
Roosevelt High School has a golf
team. Forty men went out this year
for intramural golf. Some day when
we get our new high school and athlet
ic grounds we will start such a sport
and rival your splendid record, Roose
The Needle, Atlantic High School,
Best wishes to your journalism class.
If it’s as successful as ours we know
“the hopes you hope” will materialize.
The Spotlif/ht, Coatsville, Ala.
Cozy, comfortable, willow chairs—
cretonne curtains—soft squshy cush
ions—fern stands—flower pots—an
aquarium—all these things have Coats-
vilie seniors in an English class room.
It sounds more like fiction than fact,
Picture of Silver and Gold
By Bessie Mae Miynerey
A dear old lady with silver hair
Sat in a wicker back rocking chair;
In her lap lay a discarded book
Unheeded as she napped in her sun
At her feet sat a child with golden
Blue eyes uplift in wandering stare
The two made a picture of Silver
Two. loved one-s—young and old.
Perhaps the scene pleased a Higher
For look, in the footsteps of the sun
The story is retold—
In a mass of cloud silver—a flame
of sun Gold.
—The High School Buhz,
HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS
ENTERTAINED AT DINNER
Held at Green Street Grill—Plans of
Each Department Discussed—Eleven
Faculty Members Present.
Friday night, October 2, C. W. Phil
lips and Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell
entertained the heads of departments
of Greensboro High School at a din
ner at the Green Street Grill. Those
present were: Misses Laura Tillett,
lone Grogan, Mary Ellen Blackmon,
Estelle Mitchell, .lo Causey, Lula East,
Lena Bullard, Sarah Lesley, and Mrs.
C. W. Phillips. The plans of each de
partment for the coming year were
AIN’T IT A GRAND AND GLORIOUS
When you come to school and see
your boy friend all dressed up in a
straw hat, an overcoat, an umbrella,
and overshoes, and you speak to him,
and he doesn’t crack a smile! And
you go on in the building, feeling ter
ribly hurt, till you see another good
friend approaching. To soften that
hard look on his face you use your
most winning smile— but he also pass
es by unaffected. You turn and stare
after him, utterly astonished! But
what difference does that make? You
have plenty of other good, if not bet
ter, intimate friends, whom you are
sure will speak. You again speak.
That afternoon you go home in low
spirits. Have your friends all de
About ten o’clock that night the
phone rings, and you hear your
friend’s voice, “Don’t be offended be
cause I didn’t speak to you today. It
was only part of the initiation into
Oh Boy ! Ain’t it a grand and glori