March H, 1927
“Isn’t it fiiuny that I’rinces and Kings
And clowns that caper in sawnlust rings,
And common folks like you and me,
Are builders for eternity?
To each is given a bag of tools;
A shapeless mass, a book of rules,
And each must make ere life is flowui
A stumbling block or a stepping stone.”
—From, the Stethoscope.
Breaking the Ice
Slipper ice—very thin.
Pretty girl—tumbled in.
Saw a boy—on the bank.
Gave a shriek—then she sank.
Boy on bank—heard her shout.
Jumped right in—pulled her out.
Now he’s here—very nice.
But she had—‘to break the ice.
—Orange and Black.
“I think it is just awful,”
Said Grandma Jinks one day ;
“The way they speak the language
In this horrid slangy w-ay.
“A gentleman is called a ‘guy,’
A lady is a ‘jane,’
If you’re in style, you’re ‘all dolled up,’
You’re ’cookoo’ if insane.
If jmu are rowdy, you’re ‘hard-boiled,’
If angry, you are ‘peeved,’
If overjoyed, you say, ‘Oh, boy!’
You’re in the ‘dumps,’ if grieved.
If I live on a few more years.
I’ll have to spend a while
In learning how ‘I’ll tell the world,’
To speak in this new style.”
You can ahvays tell a Senior
He’s so sedately di’essed.
You can always tell a Junior
By the way he swells his chest.
You can always tell a Sophomore
But you cannot tell him much.
You can always tell a Freshman
By his timid, gentle touch.
—Orange and Black.
I think that I shall never see
A thing as ornery as a flea.
A flea whose hungry mouth is pressed
,,Against your leg or arm or breast.
A flea that sticks with you all day
And in the nighbtime won’t go ’way.
A flea that may in summer bear
A host of flealets in her lair.
Now poems are made by you and me
But Satan alone can make a flea.
“Miss Behney, I can’t get mine off.”
“Aw, what’s the need to get it off?”
“Please let us leave them on so
everybody wTll remember us.’ ’
“No, wash them off withoiit any ar
“The paint is coming off mine.”
“Don’t rub so hard.”
“I don’t intend to buy any paint to
paint these old windows.”
“Neither do I. What does she think
we put them on there for?”
“If we do have to paint them over,
who is going to be the painter?”
This conversation could be heard
while Irene McFadyen, Gordon Sturm,
Catherine Sykes, and LeRoy Tackett
were washing their names off the win
dows between 201 and the Dramatic
“Bill, Bill Cooper.”
“What, Miss Grogan?”
“Here is the wastebasket.”
“Aw, now. Miss Grogan.”
“I said here is the wastebasket.”
“But, Miss Grogan, it’s all X got.”
“You heard nm.”
“Aw, Miss Grogan.”
“I will not allow anyone to chew gum
in my class.”
Hey, folks, whom do you think I saw
np town early yesterday morning? I
saw Ray Henderson standing on the
corner of Market and Elm streets wait
ing for the “Big Parade” to pass. Pie
said that he had been waiting there
three hours for the parade.
TO BE PRESENTED BY
Scene of Opera Is Laid on a
Small Island Off Coast
CAST NOT YET SELECTED
Large Cast Will Be Composed of One
Hundred and Fifty Students—Aided
by G. H. S. Orchestra
Rehearsals are being held daily dur
ing the regular Glee Club periods for
the “Pirates of Penzance,” a light
opera, to be staged sometime during
the early part of May.
The scene of this opera is laid on a
small island off the coast of England.
On an end of this island is a pirate’s
camp and on the other is the summer
estate of the noted Major General. Of
course the Major General’s daughter
and their friends fall in love with the
pirates and there begins a geenral mix-
up. The plot is woven around Mabel
and Frederick, with comedy added by
Ruth, Frederick’s old nurse, and the
Major General. The songs and lines
are snappy and well written.
The cast has not yet been selected,
but will be soon. There will be under
studies for each of the character parts,
as well as an unusually large and well
trained chorus. The entire cast, in
cluding the chorus, is composed of a
hundred or hundred and fifty people.
The high school orchestra is working
on the music for the production.
BAPTIST TROOP TO
PRESENT PLAY SOON
Scenes Depict Happenings in
in Home of Martha and
CAST HAS BEEN CHOSEN
The Stabeba Scout Troop is planning
to give a play, “The Alabaster Box,” the
last week in March. The cast has al
ready been chosen and work has be
gun. The play depicts the happenings
in the home of Martha and Lazarus
from the day of Crucifixion to the Res
The cast follows:
Judas—Leilia George Cram.
Ba rtemus—-Jewel Rainey.
John Mark—Dorothy Stewart.
MEETING OF CHILDREN
CONFEDERACY MARCH 6
Miss Jean Hoyle Contributes to Inter
esting Program Conducted by
The Children of Confederacy met
Saturday evening, March 5, at the
home of Nancy Hay. After items of
business were attended to, Eugenia
Isler read an article from the Confed
erate Veteran. “The Confederate Ban
ner.” One of Father Abram Ryan’s
best known poems, was read by Clyde
Norcom. Miss Jean Boyle, violin su
pervisor of the city schools, played
several selections to the accompaniment
of Miss Clyde Kearns. The meeting
was adjourned to meet again the last
week in March.
IS STAGED BY JUNIORS
WIFE OF FAMOUS MAN
Mrs. Edward MacDowell, wife of
the distinguished composer, gave a re
cital of MacDowell’s compositions at
Odell Memorial building, February 28.
She played several selections, assisted
by Miss Gwendolyn Mitchell, soprano,
and William Monroe, baritone. Mrs.
MacDowell’s great personality made
the recital a distinct success.
Most Popular, Theron Brown.
Best Looking, Herman Gardner..
Most Studious, Joseph Hendricks.
Most Courteous, George MeSwain.
Most Talkative, Bryan Grubbs.
Best Natured, Clarence Cone.
Biggest Flirt, Herman Gardner.
Most Conscientious, Carlton Wilder.
Boy-in-Love, Macon Crocker.
Most Dependable, Dick Douglas.
Most Bashful, Dillard McGlamery.
Most Influential, George Me Swain.
Greatest Ladies’ Man, Herman Gard
Neatest, Cecil Bishop.
Class Dude, Alec Goldstein.
Best Sport, Wyatt Taylor.
Wittiest, Edmund Turner.
Best Athlete, Wyatt Taylor.
Cutest, William Troxell.
Most Popular, Elvie Hope.
Most Attractive, Bessie Carson.
Best Looking, Elvie Hope.
Most Influential, Irene McFadyen.
Most Studious, Clyde Norcom.
Best Athlete, Irene McFadyen.
Most Talkative, Katherine Vanstory.
Most Musical, Josephine Lyles.
Best Natured, Irene McFadyen.
Most Dignified, Sarah Ferguson.
Wittiest, Evelyn Russell.
Most Loyal, Ruby Lee Anderson.
Most Ambitious, Katherine Duffy.
Most Accommodating, Ruth Stinnett.
Class Dreamer, Sarah Ferguson.
Most Comical, Margaret Davant.
Daintiest, Elvie Hope.
Cutest, Katherine Nowell.
Biggest Flirt, Marguerite Tilly.
BY GENERAL PUBLIC
Only One Central Head in City
and Branch Buildings Under
MRS. LULA B. CARR TALKS
“Many people misunderstand the or
ganization of the Y. W. C. A. There
is only one head in the city or central
point. Each branch building is under
the direction of the secretary of the
central “Y,” said Mrs. Lula Carr, in
her talli to the Girl Reserves at their
supper on Friday, February 25.
There was a general discussion of
several troublesome questions.
The Y. W. C. A. attempts to look
after three classes of girls—the girls
between the ages of 12 and 18, the
high school girl, the business girl, and,
last, the industrial girl, or the girl
working in the factory or the mill.
There are experts that plan for the
best welfare of all these girls. I want
to know you girls better and be more
with you,” concluded Mrs. Carr.
SCOUTS MAKE PLANS
FOR SUMMER CAMP
FOR ITS THIRD YEAR
The Season Will Be Divided
Into Four Periods of Two
SEVERAL NEW FEATURES
Several Boats and Canoes Have Been
Secured and the Lake
Already, in their various troops, the
Boy Scouts of the city have been dis
cussing the plans for Camp Graystone,
Greensboro’s Scout camp. This will
be the third year, and although the
preceding years have been very suc
cessful, this camp is planned to have
a more interesting and varied program.
The season will be divided into four
periods of two weeks each. Another
period will be added provided there
are enough boys wishing to attend.
The tents will not be in one group,
as before, but will be arranged so that
each troop will be by itself. In the
activities, however, all the boys will
The program will include the craft-
work in leather and pottery, archery,
pioneering and camping, nature study,
athletics, and water sports. As several
new canoes and boats will be added to
the number already owned by the
camp, the water sports will probably
be the most popular part of the pro
Did you know that “Dizzy” and Dick
Irving were living in Brooklyn, N. Y.?
Well, they are, and they say that they
don’t like it as well as they do good ol’
Aileen Blaylock says she likes Ra
leigh and Meredith, but she is going
to stay at home next year and go to
“Pug” Solomon and “Tootie” Scott
have gone to Washington and Lee with
the Oak Ridge team for the basketball
Arthur Pearce, from Duke, spent the
week-end in town.
SEMESTER V MEETS
TO ELECT OFFICERS
Brown, Vice-President; Elvie
Hope, Sec.; D. McGlamery,
Student Council Member
M’SWAIN IS PRESIDENT
Semester V held a meeting W^ednes-
day, February 23, for the purpose of
electing officers. George MeSwain was
elected president; Theron Brown, vice-
president ; Elvie Hope, secretary and
treasurer, and Dillard McGlamery will
represent Semester V on the Student
In a Semester VI meet Miss Mary
Wheeler told the class that the juniors
held many responsibilities. “The jun
iors are preparing to shoulder the re
sponsibilities as leaders in the senior
class,” declared Miss Wheeler, “Jun
iors should always be looking for some
thing to do.”
Judah Shohan, John Mebane, of
Greensboro, and Garland McPherson,
of High Point, freshmen, were chosen
to represent the Dialectic senate in its
freshman-sophomore debate with the
Philanthropic senate, to take place
some time in March.
This query is: “Resolved, That there
should be enacted a workmen’s com
pensation act in North Carolina, insur
ance to be paid by the employer for
the employee, constitutionally conced
John Mebane was recently elected
president of the new freshman debating
Aren’t we proud of Roger Haller? He
made the honor roll at Washington and
We hear that Bill Homey is training
hard for the track meet. Come on,
Bill, we’re betting on ya!
Our dear Luke Glascock is stepping
out at Carolina.
We hear that “Pete” Whittington is
the stuff at Carolina.
Ed Mendenhall and Little Mo’ are
regular week-end visitors in Greens
boro. I wonder what the attraction is?
Wade Hobbs, from the class of ’26,
says that freshman life at State is
;reat, but eevn that doesn’t keep him
iway from G. H. S.
SENIORS START MAKING
In Class Meeting Miriam Block Is
Chosen Testator, Ruth Heath, Pro
phet; and E. Scarboro, Historian
Idle senior class held a meeting,
March 7, during chapel period, in room
106, and elected the following: Miriam
Block, testator; Ruth Heath, prophet,
and Ernest Scarboro, historian.
A committee was appointed to meet
with Miss Lily Walker and Miss lone
Grogan, senior faculty advisers, to offer
suggestions for class day.
Plans were made and presented to
the class at a meeting held in 103 dur
ing chapel period, March 6. They were
unanimously adopted. Each member
of , the class expects to All his respon
sibility in making the class day a great
MR. CHARLES BOYD
LEADS OPEN FORUM
Sponsored by Several Hi-Y Clubs and
Girl Reserves of Greensboro
The first of a series of Sunday after
noon forum meetings was held in the
boys’ lobby of the Y. M. C. A. February
21. Mr. Charles Boyd was the leader,
the topic of discussion being “World
Peace.” Mary Jane Wharton presided
After the discussion a delightful so
cial period was held at which time re
freshments were served.
Miss Harriet Elliot, of N. C. C., led
the discussion on Sunday, February 27.
The subject was “The Relation of the
United States to Latin America.” Fin
ley Atkisson presided at the meeting.
These meetings were sponsored by
the Hi-Y and Girl Reserve Clubs of
Greensboro and Pomona High Schools.
BUFFALO SENIORS TO
GRADUATE WITH G.H.S.
The sixteen seniors that came to G.
IT. S. from Buffalo High School held
a meeting February 24 to decide wheth
er or not they would graduate with the
Buffalo students or with the G. II. S.
students. The final decision was to
graduate from G. H. S. and take part
in all senior activities.
“What’s the matter? Haven’t I run
you out of this hall a dozen times al
ready? Now get back to your rooms.”
“But, Mr. Phillips, you said the bell
would irng at twelve and it’s now
“Well, it can ring without you look
ing at it. Now, back to your rooms!”
“Great day, you can’t even be com
fortable around here without being hol
“Back to the woods, Abraham! Back
to the woods!”
“Now stay in there until the bell
“There’s the bell I Get out of my
Down the steps and out of the doox*.
Snow ! Snow ! Snow !
“Ix)ok out, Zeke, or you’ll get hit
with a snowball.”
“Bill, this isn’t Saturday or even a
holiday. So I didn’t need a bath even
if it is with a snowball.”
“Don’t pull me down, too; just ’cause
you fall it’s no reason I have too, also.”
‘ ‘Be good, boys; let us by ; we haven’t
done a thing to you.”
“Run for your lives or you won’t
“Gee, I wish I had nine like a cat;
then I wouldn’t be so scared of getting
“There goes that dag-gone bell
“Tinkle, tinkle little bell.
How I wish you were—frozen up like
our water pipes!”
“Wonder how long they are gonna
keep us snowbound over here.”
“G’bye, Jane; wait for me when we
get out of school, if we ever do.”