31 ay 6, 1927
Southern Editors Attend
Convention in Lexington
dr. smith TAI.KS
Addresses and Informal Talks
Feature Business Meeting in
Lee Alemorial Chapel
NATURAL BRIDGE VISITED
Delegates Entertained at Informal
Gathering April 22—Cups
Presented at Banquet
Addresses, short talks, and round ta
ble discussions were included in the
program of the Second Annual South
ern Interscholastic * Press Association
held at Washington and Lee University,
Lexington, Virginia, April 22 and 23.
Friday morning, April 22, Dr. Henry
Louis Smith, president of Washington
and Lee University, made an address
-on “General Lee and Journalism.” The
roll was called by Prof. Howard M.
Thompson, of the Lee School of Jour
nalism. An address on “Journalism
as a Career” was given by J. H. Jenk
ins, representative of the Associated
Press. Short talks were given by win
ners of 1926 journalism contests. The
convention then broke up into round
At five o’clock, Friday afternoon, mo
tion pictures were presented showing
the making of a great newspaper. An
informal get-together party at the Beta
Theta Pi fraternity was held at eight
o’clock Friday evening.
Two addresses, “The Reporter’s Part
in Newspaper Influence,” by Dr. Wil-
(Continued on Page Six)
A coats of old England.
Amusing and clev^er lines.
A gang of dreaful pirates.
Flashing cutlasses and swords.
A group of girls.
Tuneful songs full of charm.
A pirate apprentice out of his in
Beautiful girls in distress.
Dashing, colorful costumes.
A comic chorus of policeman,
“THE PIRATES OP PENZANCE”
FINISHES THIRD YEAR
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
Courses in Plumbing, Architec
tural Drawing, Lead Work
ing, Carpentry, Electricity
STUDENTS PLAN EXHIBIT
HIGH SCHOOL DEAN
PRESIDES AT BEET
Foreign-Born Citizens Attend
Gathering at County Court
house Sunday, May 1
Architects eD Drawing Enters Upon
Fifth yd Hono*—Senior Class Covers
iTalk Befirs of Architecture
S. A. ALDERMAN TALKS
NORTH CAROLINIAN WINS
PULITZER PRIZE AWARD
Green Is Author of “In Abra
ham’s Bosom”—Winner of
HAS SENSATIONAL LEAP TO FAME
Paul Green, native of North Caro
lina and professor of philosophy at the
University of North Carolina, was
■awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Monday,
May 2, for his play, “In Abraham’s
Bosom.” This is the first time the
honor of winnihg this national prize
has fallen to a North Carolinian. Mr.
Green, a native of Harnett County,
was brought up on a farm. He taught
hi a country school after graduating
from high school, and then entered the
University. While a freshman he wrote
his first play which was produced by
the senior class. He went to war and
when he returned, dev'oted most of his
spare time to wrating plays. He has
Written a total of 30 one-act plays since
then, and three full length plays. Some
of the short plays hav^e been produced
on the New York stage and all over the
iountry. A number of his poems have
been published, also.
Mr. Green was the founder of the
Carolina Playmakers, the group which
has recently dedicated the first stage
owned theater in America to be devoted
to the development of native drama.
The Pulitzer Prizes are the most cov
oted of all journalistic prizes awarded
in America. They are awarded by the
advisory board of the school of jour
nalism of Columbia University.
Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell presided
at a meeting, Sunday, May 1, for for-
eigu-born citizens of the United States
in the Guilford County Courthouse.
More than 150 citizens attended the
Sidney A. Alderman presented the
history of the United States and told
just what it stands for. A. B. Saleeby,
of Salisbury, and S. Baddour, of Golds
boro, both made inspiring talks on the
purposes of the organization and ap
pealed for new flag organizations in
The new “living flag” to be organized
liere was inaugurated by the local D.
A. R. Chapter, and Avill be dedicated
to the honor of Congressman Charles M.
Stedman. Joe Saleeby, a student of
G. H. S., had charge of the decorations
for the meeting.
Greensboro Vocational Night
School has just finished its third year,
Thursday, April 21. The different
courses are plnmbing ,architectural
drawing, lead-working, steam carpen
try, and electricity. The school is sup
ported by the Federal government, the
state and city under the terms of the
Smith-Hughes act. The school’s pur
pose IS to meet the needs in various
trades in Greensboro in so far as the
law will permit. The class in plimib-
iug led all other classes in enrollment
with 77 enrolled. Every student was
required to make a passing grade in all
The architectural drawing depart
ment is now entering upon its fifth
semester of successful and active work.
The courses are given in such a clear
and concise way that even a ten-year
old boy could easily understand them.
Many students of the home study
courses have availed themselves of the
architectural drawing and designing.
Ihe students have planned an exhibi
tion of all the courses.
Sadie Sharpe, Miriam Todd, Ar-
lindo Cate, Carter Williams, Pearl
Johnson, Mary Quill Omohundro,
Ruth Long, Mary Bailey Williams,
Clyde Norcnm, Leonoro Lineberry,
Annie Cagle, Alethea Sykes, Joseph
Hendricks, Carlton Wilder.
Lawrence Hoyle, Ed Michaels,
Emily Brown, Carmella Jerome,
Lucy Crocker, Ella Mae Barbour,
Harold Cone, Elizabeth Boyst, Carl
Jones, J. D. McNairy, Helen Shu-
ford, Ruth Abbott, Bernice Apple,
Miriam Block, Mary Lynn Carlson.
Virginia Douglas, Ruby Elliot,
iMary Elizabeth King, Sarah Men
denhall, Matilda Robinson, Cynthia
Vaughn, Mary Jane Wharton, Nell
Thurman, Beverly Moore, Richard
Cox, Ernest Searboro, Ruth Lewis,
Frances Sink, IMargaret Sockwell.
Rebecca AVehster, Bill Byers, Eu
genia Isler, Mary Henri Robinson,
James Webb, Doris Hogan, Charles
Kelleiiberger, Helen Crutchfield,
Dorothy O’Connor, Clara Apple-
white, Elizabeth Ayers, Harold
Steed, Gurney Francis, Douglas
Cartland, Annie D. Felder, Elsie
Mitler, Esther Eelf.
IN CHAPEL MONDAY,
25, IN GOOD DEB.4TE
New Debaters Talk on Query
That Germany Was Not Re
sponsible for World War
JUDGES FAVOR NEGATIVE
Contestants Selected from G. B. Wynn’s
History Classes—First of This Kind
in Greensboro High School
Delegates From Practically
Every State Attend Semi-
JUDGE N. A. TOWNSEND
WILL DELIVER ADDRESS
Speaks at Commencement Exercises at
N. C. C. W.—Gov. McLean Speaks.
Merrill Preaches Sermon
JEFFRESS MAKES TALK
PLANNED FOR SENIORS
Query to Be, Resolved That Congress
Should Legalize Sale of Light
Wines and Beers
For the first time in over ten years
G. H. S. will have a commencement de
bate. The Debating Club is sponsoring
this and will give a silver loving cup
to the winner of the debate.
The date has not been definitely de
cided, but the contest will likely take
place on the night after class day ex
ercises. The query will be: Resolved,
That Congress should legalize the sale
of light wines and beer.
Only members of semester VII and
VIII are eligible to participate in this
Judge N. A. Townsend, of Harnett
County, will make the commencement
address to the graduates of the North
Carolina College, Monday, June 6, at
8 :30 o’clock. The commencement speak
er is a leading lawyer in Dunn, N. C.,
where he has his residence.
Among the other speakers at the com
mencement are Dr. Stephen S. Wise, of
New York, and Governor Angus W. Mc
Lean. Rev. ’William Person Merrill,
of the Brick Presbyterian Church, New
York, will preach the baccalaureate ser-
moD at 11 o’clock, Sunday, June 5.
The semi-annual meeting of the North
Carolina Collegiate Press Association is
being held in Greensboro. On Thursday,
May 5, at 8 o’clock, the delegates of
practically every college in the state
attended a banquet at the O. Henry
After the morning session of May 6,
the convention moved over to Greens
boro College for a luncheon at 1 o’clock.
They were addressed at 2 o’clock by
IHayor E. B. Jeffress at Students’
A business meeting will start the
day Satnrdajq May 7, at 8:30. At 10
o’clock the election of officers will take
DR. C. C. HUDSON TALKS
ON SANITARY SWIMMING
Amateur debaters made their first
appearance at G. H. S. in chapel Mon
day, April 25. The query was: Re
solved, That Germany alone was re-
spoiisSible for the World War. Uphold
ers of the affirmative side were Mary
Bailey Williams and Gwendolyn Jones,
while the negative team was composed
of Annette Donavant and George Mc-
The debaters were selected from Mr.
G. B. Wynne’s history classes. Noth
ing of this kind has ever before been
tried in Greensboro High School. “The
material looks promising,” says Mr.
James Farthing, debating coach.
Judges for the debate were Sarah
Mendenhall, Dick Douglas and Rich
ard Cox. The judges’ decision was
unanimously in favor of the negative.
Two new cups were exhibited by C.
W. Phillips. These were both first
place prizes won by High Life and
Homespun in the southern press meet,
at Lexington, Va.
MR. AND MRS. PHILLIPS
GIVE TEA FOR FACULTY
Program Was Given by High School
Musicians Including Band Concerts
DEPARTMENT HEADS RECEIVE
YOUNG PEOPLE ATTEND
MISS NELLIE COWAN
CROWNED MAY QUEEN
“Oh, what’s that?”
Get back, I want to see, too
‘Children, children! get back from
Oh, Miss Sumner, went want to find
^ut what is happening out there in the
“Well, sit down. It is only a crowd
boys advertising the baseball game
this afternoon at the Stadium. They
8^1*6 using a Ford and a drum to assist
Miss Nellie Cowan was crowned
Queen of May Monday afternoon. May
2, from 4:30 to 5:30 when the Depart
ment of Physical Education of Greens
boro College, under the direction of
Miss Geraldine Smith, presented the
program of “May Day Revels.”
The attending maids, in their dresses
of contrasting colors, marched down
to the throne and formed on each side
an isle through Avhich Miss Nellie Cow
an, in her gown of white, marched
slowly to her throne.
The entertainers of the court, vil
lage lads and lassies, gathered on the
green to make mirth and pleasure for
Thirty-five students from the high
school attended a luueheon for the
Young People’s Missionary Society at
the “V” Thursday, April 28.
Eugenia Isler gave the toast of wel
come, while Helen Curtis toasted Mrs.
Lucy Robinson. Mrs, Robinson has
long been active in young people’s mis
sionary work and for 50 years a teach
er. She was formerly president of
Mrs. Robinson, commonly called Miss
Lucy, is well known by all the young
people of this city.
C. H. Roland and Dwight Chalmers
Were Appointed to Interview Two
Boards of Health
Approximately 1,000 boys took part
in the outdoor i^rogram given Tuesday,
April 26, at Camp Graystone in connec
tion with the International Boys’ Week
celebration. Leaders in the movement
stated that the camp activities were
Short Story Contest
Seniors who desire to take part in
the O. Henry Short Story Contest are
urged to hand in their stories to Miss
Laura Tillett by Monday, May 16.
The stories submitted must be en
tirely original in plot; and must be at
least one thousand words in length. It
is desired that the story have O. Henry
characteristics. It will be recalled that
this contest is sponsored by the O.
Henry Literary Club of the city. The
prize is a leather-hound set of O. Henry
Physical examinations for the chil
dren of pre-school age were held at
Spring Street School, April 27 and 28,
from three to five o’cl ck. This event
was sponsored by the 'arent-Teacher’s
Association of this school.
“Sanitary Swimming,” was the dis
cussion of Dr. C. C. Hudson, May 2, at
a meeting of the Greensboro Ministerial
Association. The discussion was wheth
er or not the county pools were sanitary
for the swimmers and whether or not
the pools should be kept open on Sun
C. H. Roland, pastor of the First
Christian Church, and Dwight Chal
mers, pastor of the Chiirch-by-the-Side-
of-the-Road, were appointed as a com
mittee to interview the two boards of
health on the matter.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Phillips were
at home Tuesday evening. May 3, 1927,
from seven until ten o’clock in honor
of the high scliool faculty. Music from
the G. H. S. dance orchestra, and solos
from Nell Applewhite and Baxter Ba
son received a great deal of applause.
Several outside people were invited to
meet the faculty.
Misses Fannie Starr Mitchell, lone
Grogan, Laura Til let, Mary E. Black
man, Lula East, Sarah Lesley, Estelle
Mitchell, Jo Causey, and Lena Bullard,
the heads of the differen departments
at G. H. S., assisted Mr. and Mrs. Phil
lips in receiving the guests.
SKETCH FROM PLAY
PRESENTED BY BOYS
Teacher Appears as Dressed up Flapper
“Oh, Miss Moore, you look danger
ous this morning.”
“You’re so dressed up this morning.
“Oh, Miss Moore thinks that she is
going to High Point and catch her a
“Miss Moore, your girls will be sure
to win, for the High Point team will
get scared when they see you coming.”
“Now, Miss Moore, that soda-jerker
beau will be sure to see you two blocks
away, and he will leave the little blonde
that he is taking into the drug store
and will set you up instead.”
I heard these remarks as I passed
Miss Moore’s session room last Thurs
day morning. When I looked in I saw
that she had worn a flaming red dress
to school preparatory for going to High
Point with her girls to play ball.
A scene from “A Midsummer Night’s
Dream” was presented by the boys of
the public speaking department in
chapel, Tuesday, April 26.
The performance dealt with the pro
duction of a play, Pyramiis and This-
hee, in honor of King Theseus’ wedding.
Charles McTver, as Nick Bottom, the
weaver, took the part of Pyramiis, while
Herbert .Jones was Thisbee, his sweet
heart. Storms of applause and peals
of laughter frequently interrupted the
Those taking part were Charles Mc-
Iver, Herbert Jones, Charles McLees,
Macon Crocker, Ernest Searboro, and
Ellen Kelley to Go Abroad
Ellen Kelly, former student of G.
H. S., ivith her parents and younger’
sister, is planning to sail from New
York on .June 4 aboard the Minnewasita
for England, Scotland, Prance, Belgium,
Switzerland, Italy, and Germany.
A building permit was issued
Wednesday, April 27, for a $70,000 ad
dition to the Education building at
N. C. C. W. The building is on Spring
Garden street between Forest and PTig-
land streets. The new part of the
structure will be two stories high.