From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., NOVEMBER 19, 1926
Children of Greensboro
Ob serve Book Week
Boy Scouts Start Movement For
Better Books Fourteen
ENDORSED BY MR. ARCHER
First Book Week Held in November,
1919—5,000 Communities Observed
It in 1925
Book Week was observed throughout
! the nation from November 8-lo. In
Greensboro, Hugh Lofting spoke on
Friday, November 12. He. is the in
ventor of Doctor Dolittie. Mr. Lofting
is an Englishman but has lived in
New England since the World War.
In 192,3 Hugh Lofting was awarded
the John Newberry Medal for “the
most distinguished contribution to
American literature for children in
Mr. Frederick Archer, superintendent
of the Greensboro graded schools, en
thusiastically endorsed Book Week by
declaring, “A good book is an invest
ment which will pay dividends to all
who may be interested to apply to it for
Book Week started 14 years ago when
the Boy Scouts’ organization appointed
Franklin K. Mathews as chief scout
librarian. In November, 1913, the first
book week was held under the name of
Safety First Book Week. The next
year another movement was held, and
called Good Book Week. Much en
thusiasm was aroused in 1919, when
Mr. Mathews spoke to the American
Booksellers Association. This ended in
having a Book Week for boys, girls and
smaller children. The first Book Week
on a big scale was held November 10-15
of that year.
Anne Carroll Moore, of the New York
public library, who spoke here last
year, was on last year’s committee.
The pioneer work of 1913 and 1919
shows up in that 5,000 communities ob
served Book Week last year.
BOYS’ CONFERENCE WILL
BE HELD DEC. 3,4 AND 5
Representatives from Hi-Y Clubs, Scout
Troops and Other Organizations.
70 Greensboro Boys to Attend
H. F. COMER WILL ATTEND MEET
Plans are rapidly nearing completion
for the staging of the eighth annual
Older Boys’ Conference of North Caro
lina, which will he held at Winston-Sa
lem December 3, 4, and 5. At least 1,000
boys are expected to be present at this
conference, which is held yearly under
the auspices of the state Y. M. C. A.
This conference is expected to be one
'Of the best yet staged and the program
committee considers itself indeed for
tunate in securing the services of such
3 man as H. F. Comer, secretary of the
University of North Carolina Y. M. C.
A., to have charge in the discussions of
problems relating to the boy as con
nected with the home, state, and other
institutions of which the boy is a vital
part. The outstanding talk of the con
ference will be delivered by Dr. E. D.
Soper, dean of the Duke School of Re
ligion. Harold McCurdy, of Salisbury,
and Henry Ruark, of Raleigh, North
Carolina, delegates to the world confer
ence of older boys, recently held in
Helsingfors, Finland, will also deliver
reports at the conference.
^ Included among the boy representa-
tUes of Hi-Y Clubs, scout troops,
churches, and other boys organizations
nf the various western North Carolina
cities, there will be approximately 70
boys from Greensboro.
BEVERLY C. MOORE
BEVERLY MOORE IS
LEADER IN CLASS
Editor-in-Chief of 1927 Reflector
President of Woodrow Wil
son Hi-Y Club
The members of the Torchlight so
ciety elected Beverly Moore president
at the meeting held November 4. Lie is
a member of the class of ’27 and since
entering high school from Asheboro
Street he has received many scholastic
Besides being president of the
National Honor Society, one of the
greatest honors a student can attain, he
is editor-in-chief of the ’27 Reflector;
and also pi'esident of the Woodrow Wil
son Hi-Y Club.
In the spring of 1926 Beverly was
manager of the Junior Carnival, which
brought out his business ability. He is
the owner of a gold star which signifies
that for three years he has averaged a
90 on all his studies.
ESSAY PRIZES OFFERED
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
American Chemical Society Announces
Contest for Both High School
and College Students
The American Chemical Society an
nounced a fourth Prize Essay Contest
which is to promote intelligent appre
ciation of the vital relationship of sci
ence to human welfare. This contest
is for both high schools and colleges.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Greesnan, of
New York City, are giving the prizes.
The following are the prizes offered
to the high school; six prizes in every
state. District of Columbia, territorial
possessions, and six national prizes con
sisting of four-year university scholar
ships, each to provide tuition and $500
MRS. MEADE IS TO
SPEAK IN CHAPEL
Monday, November 22, Mrs. Meade,
a distinguished visitor in Greensboro,
will speak to the students of the main
building at chapel period. The sub
ject of her talk will be “Prevention of
Tuesday and Wednesday the chapel
programs will be on “The Spirit of
Thanksgiving,” the principal speaker
being Rev. Milo S. Hinkle, of the Ashe
boro Street Friends’ Cburch.
JUNIOR CLASS WILL
SPONSOR STUNT NITE
IN HIGH AUDITORIUM
To Be Held Saturday, Novem
ber 20, at 8 o’clock—Every
one Urged to Attend
CLUBS WILL PARTICIPATE
Prize a Metal Shield—Mr. Bob Douglas,
Mrs. A. L. Thompson, and Mrs.
Frank Leak Act as Judges
SatiTrday night, November 20, at
eight o’clock, the junior class is spon
soring a “stunt nite,” to be given at
the high school auditorium. The fol
lowing organizations will participate:
Homespun staff. Torchlight society.
High Life staff. Dramatics class, De-
b;iting Club, Girls’ Council, Basketball
team. Girls’ A. A., Faculty, Glee Clubs,
and Orchestra. The prize will be a
metal shield, to be presented by Mr.
Bob Douglas. Mr. Douglas, Mrs. A. L.
Tliompsou, and Mrs. Frank Leak will
act as judges.
The juniors are urging everyone to
attend and enjoy a good time together.
GIRLS WILL HONOR
DADS WITH PARH
Girls’ Council Appoints Com
mittees on Entertainment, Re
freshment, and Decoration
HELD WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24
The Girls’ Council of G. H. S. will
foster a Daughter-Dad party Wednes
day, November 24. This party will take
the place of the annual banquet. The
committee for entertainment, refresh
ments and decorations are now at work.
The party is to be informal and the
girls hope to make the Dads feel they
are back to school age again. The place
of the party will be announced later.
HOMESPUN STAFF ISSUES
MODERN YOUTH NUMBER
Poems by Graham Todd, Carlton Wilder
and Zaidee Smith—Edmund Turner
Contributes Many Drawings
The “Modern Youth“ issue or Home-
spun made its appearance at G. H. S.
Wednesday, November 17. Being the
initial number of this year it created
much interest in the student body.
Graham Todd contributed several
poems to the issue, worthy of favorable
comment. His verses were “True
Youth” and “Contagion.” Carlton
Wilder’s poem, “Search,” and Zaidee
Smith’s “To the Unknown God” and
“To a Little Girl Who Has Nothing to
Do,” were beautiful, and the frontis
piece and tail-pieces by Edmund Turner
were especially attractive.
Henry Goodwin’s short story, “Sev
enty-Five Dollars,” which won the O.
Henry prize in 1926 was also included
in the Modern Youth issue and the
essay, “Race Elements in the White
Population of North Carolina,” by
Francis Johnson, for which she received
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G.H.S. GLEE CLUB SINGS
AT SEDGEFIELD SCHOOL
Thursday, November 1, the Glee
Clubs of G. H. S. went to Sedgefield to
sing on a program given for the bene
fit of the scfiool in that community.
H. Grady Miller, music director at
Greensboro High School, had charge of
the program. The proceeds will be used
for books in the library of the Sedge
Drive for New “Y” Building
Officially Ends on Nov. 17
First Teaching Day, November 8.
Last Teaching Day, December 3.
Thanksgiving Holidjays, November
Number of Teaching Days, 18.
First Teaching Day, December 6.
Last Teaching Day, December 23.
Number of Teaching Days, 14.
Christmas Holidays, December 24-
First Teaching Day. January 3.
Last Teaching Day, January 28.
Number of Teaching Days, 20.
Music is Theme—Band and
Orchestra Take Part—Earl
Slocum Plays Flute
GLEE CLUBS PARTICIPATE
The first series of chapel programs
sponsored by the Student Council was
held November 15, 16, 17. The glee
clubs and the high school band and
orchestras contributed the greater part
of the program. Due to lack of room
on the stage, the Little Symphony
Orchestra had to be formed so they
could arrange themselves on the stage.
Because of the seating capacity of the
chapel, three separate programs had to
he arranged and on Monday only a
part of the program was given on ac
count of inadequate time. Each day
the program opened by the assembly
singing “America the Beantifiii.”
Betty Brown presided November 15
and Earl Harlee and Walter Peterson
led the devotional exercises. The
dance orchestra and Little Symphony
Bill Petree had cnarge of the pro
gram November 16, and Mary Lynn
Carlson and Macon Crocker led the de
votional part of the exercises. Kath
erine Duffy and Lucille Sharpe danced
and the main feature of the program
was music on the hand-saw by Walter
Before the regular program, Mr.
Phillips made several amiouncements,
read the honor roll, which he stated had
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PUBLIC SPEAKING CLASS
WILL GIVE 3-ACT PLAY
Plays Given at Odell Memorial Build
ing, December 18—Five Boys and
Four Girls Will Take Part
“On the Hiring Line,” a comedy in
three acts, is to be given Saturday
night, December 18, at the Odell Me
morial building. Its cast is composed
of G. H. S. students who are taking
or have already had work in public
This comedy, produced by Harvey
O’Higgins and Harriet Ford, shows un
usual development in its novel plot and
clever lines. Five boys and four girls
make the cast, all dressed in modern
GOAL IS IN SIGHT
Final Day Finds Drive $53,000
Short of Goal—Drive
Workers Meet in New Gym Tuesday.
Speeches Made—Workers Pleased
With Good Showing
At the try-outs Monday, November 15,
the following persons were chosen to
participate in the play: Mary Jane
Wharton, Mildred Nash, Sarah Menden
hall, Margaret Neal, Charles McLees,
Leon Wells, Louis Brooks, Harry
Gump, and Edmund Turner.
q^he fund for the new Y. M. C. A.
building had reached the amount of
$96,819.75 at the close of the final day’s
work, Tuesday, November 17. This is.
$53,000 short of the $150,000 set as the
goal of the drive.
Although the drive is officially com
pleted, workers will still continue tO'
solicit informally; and it is anticipated
by the “Y” authorities that the amount
will be swelled to the $100,000 mark in
the near future.
A meeting was held in the new gym
nasium Tuesday evening at which sev
eral speeches were made regarding the
“Y” work—all enthusiastic in tone. The
following talked: E. A. Ranson, cam
paign general; E. D. Yost, J. A. Kel-
lenberger, W. E. Blair, S’. A. Ackley,
Rev. Loy D. Thompson.
The campaign which opened on No
vember 4 was for the purpose of rais
ing funds necessary to complete the
new Y. M. C. A. At the closing meet
ing the opinion was expressed that
though the final objective had not been
reached, the workers could neverthe
less congratulate themselves on having
done a good job.
FOR LESS FORTUNATE
G. H. S. Students Will Bring Gifts of
Canned Goods, Vegetables, or Fruit
Wednesday, November 24
WELFARE BOARD TO DISTRIBUTE
The annual custom of bringing
Thanksgiving gifts for the less fortu
nate will be observed Wednesday, No
vember 24, at G. H. S. These gifts
may consist of canned goods, vegetables
or fruit. The Welfare Board will take
charge of these gifts and will distribute
them among those who need them most.
In the past G. H. S. has always taken
an active interest in this humane work
and Mr. C. W. Phillips requests that
everyone make a special effort to con
All packages are to be brought on
the Wednesday before Thanksgiving:
to the session-rooms before school.
AYCOCK PUPILS ISSUE
The first issue of Aycook-A-Doodle-
Doo, the newspaper of Aycock School,
came out November 5. On the front
page there is a poem to Gray Archer,
the son of Frederick Archer, superin
tendent of schools. Gray died this sum
mer at the Reeves Infirmary. There
is also “In Memoriam” to Marietta
Strickland, who was drowned this sum
mer. The editorials are on current
subjects: “Co-operation and “The
Pfirst Month of School.” The poets’
corner contains poems written by the
students of the school. Sports, geog
raphy, glee club, and town topics were
news articles. William Scott and
Douglas Cartland are the editors.
Mrs. Boyst Substitutes
Mrs. William Boyst substituted for
Miss Causey Friday, November 12. Miss
Causey was out on account of illness.