Becemher 10, 1926
FATHER LOOKS FOR
IN C. C. FORDHAM III
Proud Mother Expects Popular
ity to Be Outstanding Quality
of New Arrival
VOICE IDEAL FOR SIGNALS
“The Brain of His Maw and the Brawn
of His Paw Will Make a Combina
tion That is Hard to Beat”
“Of course be is only a youngster yet.
and be lacks weight, but lie’s .got tbe
makings of a real football man and be
looks like real All-American material,”
said Coach C. C. Fordman recently in
an interview concerning the latest ar
rival to tbe house of Fordham, or young
Christopher Columbus Fordham, III.
“Oh, Christy,” pipes in Mrs. Ford
ham, “and won’t our Christy look grand
when he is on the field playing the
game for good old Carolina’?”
“Yep,” rejoined the proud paw, “and
won’t he give ’em fits in high school
circles, when he trots out on the field
and shows ’em how G. II. S. plays the
game? And, say, you should see the
punts he has been getting off.”
“And all the girls will be simply
wild about him; they will all yell for
him and he’ll be so popular, oh dear!”
“That’s right; the brains of his naw
and the brawn of his paw will make a
combination that will be hard to beat.
And, say, he’s got a voice that is ideal
for calling signals.”
MISS GROGAN HAS NEWS
OF FORMER TEACHERS
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Williams Give De
tailed Account of Trip to San Bias
NOW LIVING AT BALBOA, PANAMA
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Williams, who were
formerly of Greensboro, are now liv
ing in Balboa Heights, Panama. Two
years ago Mr. AVilliams was principal
of Mclver School, and Mrs. Williams
held Miss Lottie Morgan’s position as
secretary of Greensboro High School.
They have been living in Panama for
■a year. Mr. Williams is superintendent
of schools of Panama.
The following is an extract from a
letter written to Miss lone Grogan:
■“I wrote you then a detailed account
of our trip to the San Bias Indian
County, but it all seems so long ago
now I have quite gotten over the spell
of it, but it really was a wonderful trip.
These islands are among those Colum
bus landed on before he found the main
land of America, and these Indians live
just about as they did then. There are
305 islands and each one has its chief;
no white man has ever remained a
night on any island, for they are very
careful of their women and in the few
instances where a native has gone off
with a white man, she has been tracked
and death is the penalty ; they are very
proud that their blood has never been
mixed with any other and even today
guard it very closely. On the few of
the islands we visited the women scat
tered like mice when they saw the two
men of the party, and those that re
mained covered their faces with their
MADE TO ADVERTISE
He was terribly sleepy and tired!
Gosh, if he had only left that date kind
of early last night. His eye wandei’ed
idly—Snow-bound,” a beautiful snow
scene with the regular old “ads” about
a winter’s idyl; “The Hound of the
Baskervilles”-—^also the usual “line”
about the fascinating thriller. One
after another the same kind that ap
pear on all billboards and places for
advertisements. Where was he, in a
street-car? No, he was in Mrs. Ash
ford’s English class, looking at the
posters that her pupils had made to
“advertise” their parallel books.
AT G.H.S. CAFETERIA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
Edgar Kuykendall, President,
Acted as Toastmaster—Toast
by Scarboro and McSwain
SENIORS RETURN TO
ABOUT THIRTY PRESENT
Trio of Edgar Kuykendall, Harry Gump
and Henry Weiland Sang “We
Three Kings of Orient Are”
The Greensboro High School Debat
ing Club held the first banquet of the
year in the high school cafeteria Fri
day, December 3, at 0 o’clock. Edgar
Kuykendall, president of the club,
served as toastmaster. About thirty
attended, including the guests brought
A toast by Edgar Kuykendall, presi
dent, o|)ened the banquet and this was
responded to by David Stern. Carlton
Wilder next spoke on “Fnder the Mis
tletoe.” A trio composed of Edgar Kuy
kendall, Harry Gump and Henry Wei
land sang “We Three Kings of the
Orient Are,” accompanied by Rutli Ab
bott on the piano.
A letter from Henry Biggs, who, with
Beverly Moore, was attending the
Older Boys’ Conference at Winston-
Salem, was the cause of much laughter.
A toast by Ernest Scarboro on “Christ
mas Belles” followed. Elizabeth Boyst
read a poem on “Tinsel.” J. D. Mc-
Nairy spoke on ‘“The Starlit Trail,”
setting forth the aims of the Debating
Club, and their plans to win the Aycock
Triangular Cup. Louis Brooks then
talked on “The Wreaths of Our School
days.” Certain remarks made by this
speaker brought forth a storm of pro
tests from Miss Marian Bliss and Mr.
J. A. Farthing.
George McSwain gave a toast on
“Christmas Trees,” which was fol
lowed by fhe concluding talk, “After
glow,” by Harry Gump.
Friday night, December 10, the
seniors of semester VIII will give a
kids’ party. The party will be held
in Miss Lily Walker’s room, 103. Misses
Mary Ellen Blackmon, Laura Tibet,
Fannie Star Mitchell, and Mr. C. W.
Phillips of the faculty will be present.
A jirize to the boy and girl with the
best costume will be given. Games
and contests will be held among the
“Willis Hargrove insists that he is
coming barefooted,” says Miss Tibet.
“Willard Watson says he always
dresses like a kid and George Donovant
wants to know if he can bring his best
P. I CONGRESS HAS
Mr. Archer Speaks on Results
Obtained From Bringing Au
thors to Greensboro
Tennis on roller skates is the latest
Califo rnia hobby.
Roy Bumpass made the Pi Kappa
Phi at Washington and Lee University.
Moyer Sink has made the Glee Club
at Duke University.
Adam Clement, Edwin Bennett and
Harvey Shoup are with an orchestra in
Betty McGill, who is a student at
Saint Mary’s, spent the week-end at
Jimmie Mullen is in Montreal, Cana
da, playing in Hal Kemp’s orchestra.
Melisse Mullen is in Greenville,
South Carolina, going to school.
Franklin Goodwin, Johnny Ford, and
Meade Connelly, State, played against
Charlie Lipscomb and Norman Block,
their old team mates, in the Carolina-
State football game.
Cecil Lindau and Elizabeth Umberger
say they are crazy about N. C. C. and
are glad they didn’t go up north to
The Greensboro Parent-Teacher Con
gress met Tuesday, November 30, at the
County Court House for its monthly
meeting, llie objectives of the meet
ings were discussed. The three legis
lative aims for the Association are:
An eight months minimum school
Making attainment as well as age
necessary before a child can be exempt
from the compulsory school law, with
at least the fourth grade completed.
Reduction of the hours of labor for
children under 10 years of age.
Mrs. W. H. Swift, president of the
state congress of the Parents and
Teachers, recommended some books of
Child Welfare for the parents and
teachers to use.
Mrs. T. J. Tinsley urged the mem
bers to co-operate iii the sale of Tuber
culosis Christmas Seals. The members
offered their help to aid at the different
A tribute was paid to the memory
of Mrs. E. L. Stanley, pioneer parent-
Frederick Archer, superintendent of
schools, spoke on Hugh Lofting and
the good that bringing authors to
Greensboro does the children.
Mrs. C. L. Weill was elected secre
tary, succeeding Mrs. P. A. Hayes, who
recently resigned this post.
Meets in Chapel Dec. 2
SCIENCE PUPILS VISIT
Miss LeRoy’s first period semester 1
science class made a visit to the water
works in northwest Greensboro Mon
day, November 29, at 8:30. The pur
pose was to learn the method of puri
fying the water. Pupils in the class ob
tained cars to go in and were gone
during the first period of school.
'Hon. C. A. Hines Speaks
at P. T. A. Meeting Dec. 1
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the British Isles for over 135 years, so
you see it is a comparatively new game
over here,” said Miss Emmonds in tell
ing the history of hockey. When the
Ameidcan team went to Europe and the
British Isles they made 23 goals to the
foreigners’ 106. American girls do not
know how to run,” she continued. “Eng
lish girls are gone like a flash.”
She ended by stressing the import
ance of dribbling, driving, push-pass
right and team work.
Lott: “What kind of a car are you
going to buy?”
Sprague: “I prefer the Buick, but the
wife likes a Chrysler.”
Lott: “Well, you’ll get a lot of ser
vice out of your Chrysler.”—Inklings.
A man is never as bad as other peo
ple say, nor as good as he says himself.
G. A. COUNai TAKES
FIRST PRIZE FOR BEST
STUNT NOVEMBER 20
“X Y Z” Romance Is Winning
Luckiest at G. H. S.
WINNER AWARDED SHIELD
Ten Clever Stunts Feature Program.
Miss Mary Wheeler Faculty Ad
visor—Complete List Given
The Girls’ Athletic Council of G. H. S.
won the prize tor the best stunt, No
vember 20. The stunt was called an
“X Y Z Romance,” and was very amus
ing. The winners were awarded a G.
H. S. shield for their production.
David Stern was announced as the
“luckiest boy of G. H. S.,” and was
presented wfith a rooster. “Stunt Nite”
was presented by the junior class with
Miss Mary Wheeler as faculty adviser.
qjiere were many clever stunts, a list
of which follows:
2. Old High School Album—'Girls’
3. Apologies—Debating Club.
4. X Y Z Romance—Girls’ Athletic
5. Class in Repertoire—^Faculty.
6. Slow Motion—Basketball.
7. Staff Room Antics—High Life.
8. Lighting the Way—Torchlight So
9. Muses^^—Homespun Staff.
10. Gathering of the Notables—Pub
The judges for the best stunt were:
R. D. Douglas, Mrs. Prank Leak, and
Mrs. A. L. Thompson.
WELL CONTESTED DEBATE
AT CLUB MEETING DEC. 3
Query: “Resolved That Governor of
North Carolina Should Be Granted
Power of Veto”
HAVE CRITICS AT EACH MEETING
(Continued from Page One)
Idle association is planning a buffet
supper to be held at the Hylmore Tea
Room in honor of the teachers of the
high school. All members are invited.
For further information call Mrs. 11. R.
Leak at 2024.
Mrs. J. E. Hardin was appointed
chairman of a new department of the
association which is concerned with
beautiful homes in America.
At the beginning of the meeting all
members rose in honor of Mrs. E. L.
Stanley, a former member, who died
Under the direction of Grady Miller
the Boys’ Glee Club sang a group of
The editors of High Life regret that
the following names were omitted from
the honor roll last month in the issue
of the paper published November 19:
Mary Jane Wharton.
Willie stood on the railroad track;
He didn’t hear the hell;
The eiigiue u:ent to Halifax—
Oh, J knoic ivhere yon thought
Willie went, hut he didn’t.
Because he was walking on the
other track.—Shreveport Hi-Life.
’Fhe equipment of the Mount Airy
High School now includes the latest
educational feature, “motion pictures.”
This machine is now being used in the
study of General Science, Biology, and
It is a combination machine and can
be used for either moving pictures, still
pictures, magic lantern slides, or can be
converted into an apparatus for dis
playing post-cards, photographs, or any
other pictures which the teacher
wishes to show the class.—Moimt Airy
(riven this statement: “/ love
To prove that you love me.
Proof: I love you (Given).
I am a lover.
The ivorld loves me.
Because “All the world loves a
But, you are all the ivorld to me.
Therefore, you love me.—Ex
The query, “Resolved, that the gov
ernor of North Carolina sjhould be
granted the power of veto,” furnished
a well-contested debate at the regular
meeting of the Debating Club held De
cember 3. A two-to-one decision of
the judges favored the affirmative.
Ernest Wyche opened the discussion
for the affirmative, giving a brief his
tory of the veto power in North Caro
lina and the United States at large,
showing the need for a change in exist
ing conditions in the state. Henry
Biggs, second speaker for the winning
team, clinched the argument with pre
sentation of a plan whereby veto power
would be granted the governor, and at
the same time disadvantages rising
from its abuse be avoided.
The negative, represented by George
McSwain and David Stern, argued that
the plan was undemocratic; that the
power would be used to impede useful
legislation by corrupt governors; that
the state legislature could perform its
own functions efficiently without aid
from the executive branch.
The rebuttals were lively, but it was
plain that the negative had failed to
weaken materially their opponents’ ar
gument, so that the decision was antici
pated by most of the audience.
At the close of the debate the club’s
new plan of having critics at each
meeting to comment and give sugges
tions on the program was inaugurated.
Miss Marion Bliss and Carlton Wilder
acted as faculty and student critics, re
spectively, for this meeting. Several
suggestions on debate procedure were
brought out which the audience felt to
The glee clubs of the Central High
School of Minneapolis, Minn., have been
very active. This clipping was taken
from the Polaris Weekly:
“A mixed chorus of three hundred
voices, under the direction of Syd
ney Morse, presented Mendelssohn’s
“Elijah” Thursday evening, October
21st, at Central High School. This is
the second time that Central High has
presented the oratorio, the first presen
tation being given in 1916. An interested
audience numbering 1,500 filled the au
“The Central High Glee Clubs are
working on the opera, “Lelawala,”
which they expect to present early in
December. North will present the same
opera the second week in November.”
Are you Hungaryf
Den Russia to the table and Isle
All right, Siceden my coffee and
Denmark my hill.—Cup o’ Coffee.
I have the last
“You have just had it.’
S. S. feacEer: “Mary, do you know
what becomes of a good little girl?”
Mary: “Yes’m. She becomes an
The Northeast High School, in Spo-
kiHie, Washington, has a new method of
raising money. The following is taken
from an article in their paper:
“Beginning with next term a new
system of raising funds for the school
senate will be put into effect. The
plan adopted is the issuing of a poll tax
“This system is not entirely new,
having been already adopted by other
schools. Germantown has this plan.
At Frankford the sum set is three cents
per week, which totals up to the sum
of 63 cents a term. With the number
of pupils in that school this tax realizes
a pretty little sum.
“The tax set by this committee is 10
cents per term.”
Only the Interest
I sent my hoy to college
With a pat ^ipon his hack,
I spent ten thousand dollars
And got a quarterhack.
Blessings on thee, high school boy,
Little lad with looks so coy,
With thy hectic, dizzy clothes.
Shrieking ties and sloppy hose.
How you Charleston and you prance.
In your flopping, baggy pants!
Life’s composed of dizzy whirls.
Shows and dances, parties, girls;
But you’d better gather knowledge
Or you’ll never get to college.
These are warnings, better heed ’em,
Blessings on thee,’ cause you need