Board of Parent-Teacher
Congress Meets on April 7
During the Morning Session Of
ficers Were Appointed and
meeting held at Y.M.C.A.
Mias Swift is Chosen as a Delegate to
Annual Convention in Oak
The board of managers of the North
Carolina Congress of Parents and
Teachers met at the Y. W. C. A. Thurs
day, April 7, and discussed further
plans of this year’s ^york. A luncheon
was held by the local congress at the
Elm Street Christian Church. After
this they met aagin at the Y. ^Y. C. A.
Mrs. W. II. Swift had charge of the
meeting. Twenty-one members were in
attendance. The various reports showed
great progress in the organization’s
Mrs. Swdft, C. AY. Phillips, Mrs. C. O.
Burton, Dr. C. O. Abernathy, and Mrs.
W. AV. Martin made talks at the morn
ing meeting. During the morning ses
sion several officers were appointed and
Mrs. Swift made announcements. In
the afternoon Mrs. J. AA^. Doak, Mrs.
Bitting, Mrs. C. Harris, and Mrs. C. R.
Lincoln gave reports.
Mrs Swift was chosen as a delegate
to the annual convention of the Na
tional Congress of Parent-Teachers,
which wall be held in Oakland, Cal.,
Members of the high school minstrels
gave a program at the luncheon.
Contract for 1927-28
Reflector Is Given
The contract for the mid-year
Reflector, 1927-28, of Greensboro
High School was given to the Cap
ital Engraving Company, of Nash
ville, Tennessee, at a staff meet
ing Thm-sday, April 21.
BANQUET IS GIVEN
Jane Harris Acts as Toastmis-
tress—Miss Mitchell and C.
FLOWER TOASTS GIVEN
The girls of the high school enter
tained their mothers at th eannual
mother-daughter banquet Friday night,
April 22 in the high school cafeteria.
The banquet was sponsored by the
N. C. COLLEGE WILL GIVE
To Be Presented First in Student
Building, Then at Dedication of
N. C. C. Auditorium
THREE GREENSBORO GIRLS IN CAST
“Alice Sit by the Fire” by James
Barrie, is to be presented by the Piay-
likers of North Carolina College May
13 and 14. The play is to be given
first in the auditorium of the Students’
building and it is also to be presented
at the dedication of the N. C. C. audi
torium, Saturday, June 4. It is to be
directed by Mr. AA’’. R. Taylor, head of
the department of dramatics of the
college. Some of the cast are Greens
boro girls: Miss de Alva Stewart as
Alice; Miss Nancy Little as Ginerva;
and Miss Wilhelmina AA^eiland as Rich
ardson. The properties and scenic de
signs for the play will be in charge of
Mr. A. T. AA^est.
Jane Harris, president of the Council,
acted as toastmistress and welcomed
the girls and their mothers. The pro
gram was fashioned after a flower.
Aleredith AVyatt gave a toast to the
mother of yesterday, termed “The
Root“The Stem” was to the mother
of today by Elizabeth Boyst; “The
Leaf,” what mother will mean to her
daughter in the years to come, was
given by Ruth Abbott. Mrs. AA^. P.
Knight toasted the little daughter, “The
Budthe toast to the high school
girl, “Half-Open,” was given by Airs.
Janie Harris; Airs. AAL H. Swift ex
pressed the liopes for the girl to come
in her talk, “Full Bloom.” Doris Ho-
i gan and Alary Henri Robinson gave
two poems to mother: “Her Hands,”
and “Her AYords.” A selection by Aliss
Gwendolyn Alitchell; and “Alother’s
Rosary,” sung by Clara Applewhite,
and a saw solo by AValter Peterson fea
tured the program.
G. H. S. GRADUATE APPEARS
IN MUSICAL RECITAL HERE
Assisted by Mrs. Jessie Alderman, Vio
linist—To Compete in National
Contest at Chicago
ORGANIST AT NATIONAL THEATRE
CADETS, BUSINESS MEN
STAGE CIRCUS AT “Y
Gym Serves as Performance Ring.
Clowns and Animal Parade
Cadets and business men of the Y. AI.
C. A. staged a three-paw circus Friday
and Saturday night, April 8-9. The gym
served as a performance ring. A march
ing drill was the first number given
t>y 35 cadets. Clowns were on the
scene all the time keeping the audience
amused. An animal parade was next
staged and then the business men gave
“Bosco,” the disappearing lady from
India, was a mystery to all the audi
ence. She was put in a black coffin
and when it was opened she was gone.
A review of the latest sport clothes
were exhibited as the last number.
A musical program and a play, “The
Pyspeptic Ogre,” were presented by the
students of Caldwell school, Friday eve
ning, April 8. The program was fea
tured by a violin ensemble, the primary
orchestra and vocal numbers by Eliz
abeth Buhmann, Alartha Nell Carson,
Rachel Whitely, and Miss Nelson.
Philip Jeff:reys, a G. H. S. graduate,
appeared in a recital AATdnesday night,
April 13, at the King Cotton Hotel. He
was assisted in the program by Mrs.
Jessie Alderman, violinist. Jeffreys
was awarded first place in the state and
district contest for pianists held re
cently at High Point, and the proceeds
from this recital were used to send him
to Chicago where he will compete with
the winners of other districts in the
He is just twenty years old, but has
gained wide recognition as a pianist.
At an early age he began his studies
under Airs. Jess Alderman. Gradxiating
from high school, he went to Baltimore
and studied at the Peabody Conserva-
toi'y of Alusic.
At present he is organist for the Na
AT POMONA HIGH SCHOOL
Alore than 60 leading fiddlers of the
state gathered here Friday night for
the annual fliddlers’ convention, which
was held in the Pomona high school
auditorium. Prizes were awarded to
There were four separate diviisons
in the contest. The violin attracted
chief attention. The banjo, guitar, and
mandolin followed in order. Pomona
high school has always held such con
tests, and all have been successful.
JUNIORS GIVE BARN
DANCE FOR FARMERS
AND COUNTY MAIDS
Many Noted People of G. H. S.
Profess to Be From Coun
try and Attend
PUTH SIMPSON WINS PRIZE
Class President All Dressed Up—Spon
sor Wheeler Dances With Figure
Caller—Phillips Does Not Dance
A real good orchestra and a sure-
enough figure-caller were at the junior
square dance. Alost everybody was
there, dressed fit to kill. The juniors
were proud of their president, Dick
Douglas, all dolled up in real ridin’
boots and a brand new straw hat, danc
in’ witli Rene AIcFadyen, who had her
hair cut a new way just for the dance.
Clarence Cone and Dot Spencer were
plumb cute with their Sunday clothes
on. Alary Wheeler would insist upon
dancing with a figure-caller. Bill Byers
Sure was dressed up, but Ruth Simpson
won the eatin’ contest just the same.
Charlie Phillips wouldn’t dance—said
he had a sore foot. Ernest Scarboro
and AATnona Horry sure did look funny
with their plain clothes on.
There was a slick place on the floor
and every time a couple would dance
over it they would fall. It sure was
funny watchiu’ everybody slide down.
Those juniors sure are smart. They
sold salty peanuts and got eevryday
thirsty, then sold cold drinks. They
sold like hot cakes.
Altogether a good time was had by
all, especially the boys that sneaked in
through the window.
SCOUTS FROM STABEBA
TROOPS GO TO GRAYSTONE
Miss Inabelle Coleman, Troop Captain,
and Mr. F. A. Casper Act as
TWENTY-FOUR SCOUTS TAKE TRIP
Twenty-four scouts from the Stabeba
troop met at the Baptist Church Thurs
day, April 14, to journey to Graystone.
Aliss Inabelle Coleman, troop captain,
and Air. F. A. Casper acted as chape
rones. Cars took the girls to their des
tination. Plans had already been made
to spend the night at the boy scout
cabin and take a hike early the next
After being assigned work, the scouts
coupled off to prepare their evening
meal. This made a stretch of 12 camp
fires burning. AA^hen the meal was com
pleted, the group gathered around the
cabin fire while each patrol took part
in the entertainment.
Upon arising the girls marched to
the stream to wash their faces. After
breakfast they started on a hike. Many
wild flowers were added to the troop
collection. They scwits left Graystone
at 11 o’clock Friday morning.
MILL DISTRICTS WILL
CELEBRATE BOYS’ WEEK
Arnold Acts as Chairman—Program to
Be Constructive as Well as
Boys’ week is being celebrated in the
mill villages by a well planned program.
The geenral secretary of the Cone
Alemorial Y. AI. C. A., A. S. Arnold, will
act as chairman. He announced that
the program is constructive as wel las
The program is as follows: Friday,
29, parade and field meet.
Saturday, various out-of-door activi
Sunday, boys’ day at church.
Speakers for the program will be
sent by the University of N. C., Y. M.
C. A. They will assist in the work
and supervise activities.
The Senior Class
of Greensboro High School
requests the honor of your presence
at eight o’clock
June third, nineteen twenty-seven
at Odell Alemorial Building
CLASS IS IMPROVING
Miss Lena Boley, Instructor.
Grade Based on Kind and
Quality of Work
FURNISH OWN LUMBER
Fred Newman and Ernest White Doing
Good AVork on Sail Boat—Delicate
Work by Thomas Neese
Aliss Lena Boley’s class at G. H. S.
in Alanual Training is progressing very
rapidlju There are eighteen in the
class. The class is entirely informal
and the pupils are at liberty to talk
to each other. Aliss Boley said that
all visitors were free to come and to
see the class at the second and third
periods on Tuesday, Thursday, and Fri
day. The attendance is better than that
of the grammar schools. A big feature
of the class is that they do not have
The boys build boats, aeroplanes, bird
houses, mttsical instruments, flower
stands, toys, racks, and automobiles.
April 14th the boys cleaned the work
shop up. Aliss Boley said that they
did better than any class of girls could
have done. They scoured the floors and
scraped the desks in one period.
The boys carry out their own ideas.
Fred Newman and Ernest AVhite are
doing some exceptional work on a model
sailing boat. The grade is based on
the work that they do and quality of
the work. The class is just an experi
ment to see what the boys can do with
out an elaborate set of tools. They are
forced to bring their own lumber. All
the delicate work in the class is done
by Thomas Neese. Everyone is satis
fied except that it does not give any
credits to the pupils.
B6 WINS FIRST PRIZE FOR
SELLING MOST TICKETS
DEBATERS LISTEN TO
ATTORNEY YORK AT
Mr. York Uses as Subject of
Talk “Fields of De
TIME FOR DEVELOPMENT
‘While You Love Debating, Work on
it,” Declared Speaker—“You Must
Learn it by Hard Work”
B4 Wins Second Prize, B5 Third Prize,
and 9 Comes Next as
LARGE BOX OF CANDY IS REWARD
Aliss Tna Alae LeRoy’s room, B6, won
the five-pound box of candy for selling
the greatest number of tickets for the
Zellner performance. Miss Rachel Free
man’s room, B4, came next with the
three-pound box, and Aliss Ruth Rey
nold’s, B5, won the third prize. Miss
Sarah Lesley’s room was a close run
As the performance was under the
ausiaces of the high school, much in
terest was taken in the saie of tickets,
which amounted to $150. After all ex
penses had been paid, including $100
to Zellner, and cost of prizes and tick
ets, it was found that the high school
had cleared $35.
J. W. Zellner, the famous imperso
nator, gave a performance at the Ay-
cock School auditorium, April 8, in
which he portrayed biblical, historical,
and fictotious characters.
Dr. Bertha Chapman Cadie, well
known naturalist, spoke to the Girl
Scouts of Greensboro Thursday after
noon, April 21. This is the first time
the scouts of this city have had this
privilege. Dr. Cadie came to Greens
boro from headquarters. New York City.
“When you have practiced on empty
seats and have made them applause and
smile and agree with you, then you are
ready to go before human beings and
try to make them applaud and smile
and agree with you,” stated Air. W. M.
York, local attorney, in a talk before
the Debating Club on Friday, April 8,
entitled “The Field of Debating.” “Y'ou
will go into debating with a love for
the work, but you must be willing to do
hard work if you wish to make a suc
cess at it. It takes two or three years
to develop a good debater just as it
takes several seasons to make a good
football player. You must practice
before empty seats time after time be
fore you can be ready to appear before
people who sit in those seats. You
must learn debating by hard work,”
the speaker continued.
In taking up the subject of debating.
Air. York said that it would be impos
sible to cover all fields of it thoroughly
in one talk, but that he would talk of
the main plans and the main points of
debating as they appeared to him.
He first took up the Carolina plan of
debating, which is known as the prin
ciple and practice method. Each team
carries two speakers, in this plan. The
first speaker of the affirmative estab
lishes the soundness of the proposition
in theory. The second speaker estab
lishes the practicability of the plan.
It is the duty of the negative to find
at least one serious defect in the plan
of the affirmative and to show where
that would be fatal to the working of
the new proposition. If the negative
can tear down one point established by
the affirmative then it has won the de
The speaker also briefly outlined the
Harvard system of debating and the
Oxford system. In the Harvard plan,
the team carries three speakers, two of
which have set prepared speeches, while
the third is a general Utility man and
takes up the issues not touched by his
colleagues but brought out by his op
ponents. In the Oxford plan neither
side has set, prepared speeches, but
each man speaks from a thorough
knowledge of the question. Only two
speakers from one college represent
that college but one man from that col
lege is on the other team. The decision
is left with the audience.
In closing, the speaker talked of the
place of debating in a student’s life.
“While you love debating and work
hard on it,” he concluded, “you should
never subordinate it to your school
work. You should do your best but
should not skip classes for any form of
extra curricula activity. If you debate
and keep up your class work at the
same time, then you will be a bigger and
better debater on account of it.”
MISS LESLEY RECEIVES
LATIN CONTEST GRADES
Mary Elizabeth King, Helen Shuford,
and Carlton Wilder Make High
Grades—School Average 89.9
In reply to an inquiry of Aliss Sarah
Lesley’s, concerning the grades of
papers submitted recently in a State
Latin Contest, Edgar B. Jenkins sent in
the following grades:
1. Alary Elizabeth King, 94.2.
2. Helen Snuford, 87.
3. Carlton AVilder, 98.5.
The average for the school was 89.9.
Air. Jenkins complimented the students
and expressed a hope that papers
would be submitted in the next con
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