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May 6, 1927
MRS. WILEY H. SWIFT
SPEAKS TO NEGROES
J. J. Scarlette Gives Invocation.
Prof. Selzer and President
held at a. & T. COLLEGE
Thomas R. Foust, County Superinten
dent of Education, Presents Cer
tificates to 7th Grade Pupils
Mrs. M'iley IT. Swift, president of the
State Pareiit-Teacdier Association, spoke
.at the annual coinniencement of the
Guilford County negro schools, at 11
o’clock Saturday niorniiig, April 30, at
Dudley hall, A. and T. Cdllege.
The ReA'. J. J.. Scarlette spoke the
inA'Ocation. Prof. J. T. Selzer, presi
dent of the County Teachers’ Associa
tion, and President F. D. Bluford, of
A. and T. College, gaA’e short addresses.
Music, prize speakers, a paper by a
seA’enth grade graduate, physical cul
ture exercises followed. Miss Margaret
C. Faulkner introduced the speaker,
Thomas R. Foust, county superinten
dent of education, presented the certifi
cates to the seA-enth grade graduates.
President DaAud Jones, of Bennet Col
lege, presented the prizes and medals.
The benediction by the ReAy R. T.
IVeatherly concluded the program.
SeA'enty-fiA^e high school papers lit
tered the desk of the poor exchange
editor. SeA’enty-flA’e, eA'ery one of them
a different size, shape,.and style. A
foAA" pink, yelloAA% and green papers AA^ere
scattered through the pile. They come
from eA’ery part of the country. The
Omuge and V/hite from Orlando, Flor
ida, lay just on top of the Paper o’ Pep
from lYaterloo, lYisconsin. The Red-
wood Ban'll from Eureka, California,
and the Exponent from Greenfield, Mas
sachusetts, AA’ere piled together AA’ith the
Pointer, Elk Point, South Dakota, and
the Phreveport Hi-Life from Shreve
port, T./Ouisiana. Altogether, they rep
resented tAventy-eight different states.
LILLIAM JOHNSON IS
CHOSEN MAY QUEEN
N. C. C. Celebrates May Day
With Queen, May-Pole, and
LOUISE SMITH IS JESTER
Miss Lillian Johnson, of Charlotte, a
senior in the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences, was croAvned May Queen,
May 2, shortly after 5 o’clock at May
Day at North Carolina College.
The program Avas started by a pro
cessional of the senior class. This was
folloAved by a peasant dance and a
The following ladies of the court pro
duced the stately minuet: Misses Mar
tha Jenkins, Tarboro; Jackie Austin,
Nashville; Lillian Davis, NeAV Bern;
Annette Boney, Goldsboro; Majorie
Bonitz, Wilmington; Oro Neal, South
Boston, Ya.; Nancy Little, Greensboro;
Ilabel Hudson, Salisbury; Rosa Mere-
4ith, Tarboro, and Phoebe Baughan, At
Miss Sarah Foster, of Statesville,
acted as maid of honor, and Misses Wil
lie Meta BroAAm, of Salisbury, Tempie
Wililams, of Raleigh, Frances Rudi-
sill, of Crouse, and Julia Ann Yancey,
of Baskerville, Ya., Avere pages. Miss
Louise Smith, of this city, personified
the court jester.
GLENN HOLDER TALKS
TO JOURNALISM CLASS
Glenn Holder, former editor-in-chief
of High Life, made a talk to the class
in Journalism, Wednesday, April 13,
about his work on the Tar Heel, the
UniA’ersity of North Carolina paper.
The Tar Heel comes out three times
a AA’eek, a different man haAdng charge
of each of the three issues, says Glenn.
It is the job of this manager editor
to read all the proof and Avrite all the
Leadlines. The editorials are all Avrit-
ten by the same man.
Glenn Avas the managing editor of
this year’s freshman issue of Tar Heel,
and he stated that it Avas a big job
to get that paper out. He Avorked all
the Avay through the night. He is the
only freshman on the regular statf.
Greensboro was the scene of the
Woman’s Missionary Conference of
Western North Carolina, April 2G-29.
What Avas the poor editor to do? The
exchange column must be finished and
at the printer’s in less than an hour.
He grabbed dizzily for the topmost
])aper and looked for the name. Tavo
shiny, coily rattlesnakes AA’ith fangs out,
pointed at the name. The Rattier, from
The Ei-Lo-Ili next stared him in the
face. The peculiar name attracted his
attention and made him glance again.
After careful study he decided that the
name Avas a general mixture of Elmira
South High School and that it hailed
from NeAV York.
WITH BANQUET FOR
VISITING TRACK MEN
Jack Stevens Gives History of
Annual Meets—Club Motto
of Civitans Given
MR. M’DUFFIE PRESIDES
Allen Preyer Makes Aivards of Medals
and Honors—Makes Short
Talk Before Presentations
One of the most interesting of the
papers Avas the Routh High Optic from
Columhus, Ohio. Although it Avas filled
AA’ith AA’ell-Avritten articles and interest
ing material, the size made it a little
inconvenient for a tired editor to han
dle. The special columns on the edi
torial page Avere attractive.
Many of the small papers seem to be
improAing. The Oracle from Engle-
Avood, NeAV Jersey, is an especially good
one, although the articles on the front
page are too long to invite reading
This box in large letters on the front
page of the High School Buzz reminded
the editor of a struggle Ave had in
Greensboro High School last spring:
alk up the addition,
ell the folks Iioav to vote,
ell them Ave need it, and
o vote on April 5.
The people of Hutchinson High School
in Kansas. They, however, Avere
just Avorking for an addition Avhile our
campaign Avas for an entire iieAv high
school. We hope their efforts AA^ere as
successful as ours, but Ave sincerely
hope that they get quicker results from
their A’oting than Ave are getting from
CHARLOTTE HIGH WINS
CIVITAN TRACK MEET
(Continued from Page Four)
race timed just right and they finished
in a dead heat.
Phoenix Avon the mile AA’ithout much
competition; Fisher, of Salisbury, was
second; he shoAved much promise of de
veloping into a good miler by next year.
The Charlotte relay team took the
mile relay in 2 1-5 seconds better time
than the state mark set by Asheville
tAvo Aveeks ago. Asheville won the med
ley, the first race of its kind ever
held in North Carolina. Greens
boro Avas second and Raleigh third.
Theron BroAvn Avas high scorer, pil
ing up a total of 11 points for G. H. S.
BroAvn took first in the discus and shot
and third in the jaA’elin.
Weaver, of Greensboro took the 440
from Woodside, of Charlotte, in a spir
ited race. Weaver got boxed in till
the last curve Avhen he came up along
side the leaders and romped home on
the straightaAvay a feAV inches ahead.
Carnations, rose-buds, snap-dragons,
and ragged robins Avere shoAvered upon
Miss Sarah Leslie on her birthday,
Thursday, April 28. The floAA’ers AAmre
given to her by the students in her
A dinner at the Y. W. C. A. hut Avas
the climax of the Annual CiA’itan track
meet. It Avas held Saturday, April 29,
at 7 p. m., and covers AA’ere laid for
tAVO hundred guests, including contest
ants in the meet and members of the
Roger McDuffie Avas in charge of the
program, and he presided. Jack Stev
ens gave the opening address. He told
the history of these annual meets, say
ing that the CiA’itan Club's motto AA’as
“Builders of Good Citizenship.” Mr.
Stevens told the boys that life after all
is but a game, and urged them to play
this game Avell and clean.
Allen Preyer read the names of the
Avinners and presented the medals, gold
for first prize, silver for second, and
bronze for third. Before he presented
the medals Mr. Preyer made a short
MEET AT HIGH POINT
Band and Orchestra of Ray
Street School Give Musical
C. A. SMITH MAKES TALK
A district meeting of the Elementary
School Principals Association Avas held,
April 24, in Ray Street School at High
Point, and Avas attended by a number of
school officials from Greensboro and
other cities of the district. The theme
of the meeting Avas “The Principal’s Re
lation to His Teachers With Special
Reference to SuperA’ision and Ethics.”
C. A. Smith, principal of Ray School,
presided at the meeting, Avhich began
at 10 o’clock and adjourned at 3
Several addresses Avere made, and
betAveen these musical numbers Avere
given by the Ray Street School band
and orchestra. Lunch AAms served at
noon in the school cafeteria by the Par
ent-Teacher Association of the school.
There Avere 30 principals present, avIio
represented 17,500 school children.
M. L. Sheperd and Miss Mary Stanley
attended from Greensboro.
ZEBRAS OR CONVICTS, IS
QUESTION AT G. H. S.
Boys and Girls Receive Sweaters For
Music Convention—Purple and
Gold Stripes Galore
“No, you aren’t. I am.’
“Don’t shoA’e, boys. You Avill get yours
“Oh, aren’t they darling? How do
I look in mine?”
“Here, you haA’en’t fixed yours right;
let me fix it for you.”
“Henry, help me get mine off.”
“Oh, this one is too big. I AAmnt a
“Hurry up. I Avant mine.”
“Dot, come on. Let’s don’t put ours
on here. Everybody Avill laugh.”
I looked into 101 to see Avhat Avas
going on. Who Avere those striped crea
tures sAvarming all oAmr the room?
Were they convicts or zebras? No. I
see noAv they Avere just boys and girls
who Avere getting their new purple and
gold SAveaters for the music contest.
Have you read any of the iieAv books
in the library? SeA’eral books of poems
biography, and drama, are there iioav.
Look the list over:
Lore Songs, by Sarah Teasdale, a
book of poems, especially suitable for
Exploring the Universe, by Ward
IlislniAA’, and Elhert Euhhard of East
Aurora, by Feiix Hallthe boys Avil?
find these especially interesting.
Last Songs of Yagahonia, by B. Car
man and R. Hovey, might satisfy the
desire of some of these folks to get
aAvay from school for a Avhile. The
King's Henchman, Millay; and The
Storg of a Wonderman, being the au
tobiography of Ring Lardner, are also
OAving to the fact that Aycock has a
school paper of its oavii, the High Life
cannot rnn its iicavs. The Aijcoch-A-
Doodle-Doo appeared for the last time
last Aveek Avith a big issue. Good luck
next year, Aycock.
Five members of the faculty spoke
at the Parent-Teacher meeting April
29, Avlien iioav officers Avere elected.
The boys’ and girls’ baseball team
haA’e not been shOAving up A’ery AAmll
lately, but good results are expected of
them in the championship series.
The six pictures Mclver bought
Avhich have been on exhibit at the dif
ferent schools, are being framed. They
Avill be put in the most conspicuous
places in the school building.
The boys’ baseball team of Buffalo
has been playing some great games.
They Avon five out of six in their group.
The girls have also been doing fine,
Avinning about GO per cent of their
Louise Parks, of CaldAA’ell, Avas elect
ed May queen for the May Day exer
cises to be held May 11.
The Australian ballot AA’as used for
SCHOOL CHILDREN TO PRESENT
HISTORICAL PLAY AT STADIUM
(Continued from Page One)
The program follOAVs:
Good Fairy of the Pageant.
Prologue, by Father Time.
Children of the Prologue,
Part 1.—The Children of the Lost
Part 2,—The Children of the Old Co
Part 3.—The Children of English Par
entage, including Quaker children,
SAviss, Scotch-Irish, Scotch Highland
Part 4.—Children of WestAvard Ho!
Part 5.—Children of Liberty.
Part G.—Children of the Revolution,
including The Spirit of ’7G, and the
Battle of Guilford Court House, featur
ing General Nathanael Greene.
Part 7.—Children of Old Plantation
Days, shOAving Children of the Cabin
and Children of the Big House.
Part 8.-—Children of the Confeder
acy, featuring Governor Zebulon B.
Part 9.—Children of the New Free
Part 10.—Epilogue—iThe Children of
WELCOMES MANY TO
Dr. Myers Presides at Meeting.
Luncheon for Young Peoples’
Leagues Held Saturday
DR. HENRY SWEET TALKS
‘Why the Chimes Rang” Presented as
Pageant by Young People of Church,
Picnic at Jefferson Club
Tavo hundred and fifty delegates from
all sections of the Orange and Win
ston-Salem presbyteries registered at
the First Presbyterian Church Friday
and Saturday, April 29 and 30.
The first session Avas held Friday
evening Avith Dr. Charles F. Myers,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church, presiding. Rev. J. R. Mc
Gregor. pastor of the First Presby
terian Church, Lexington, conducted
the devotional. Rev. Walter Getty led
the discussion period.
A luncheon for the members of the
executive committee of the Young Peo
ple’s leagues Avas held Saturday at
12:.30 o’clock. At 4 o’clock there Avas
a get-together picnic at the Jefferson
Standard Country Club. Yesper seiu’-
ices Avere from 7 to 7 :30 o’clock Avith
Dr. Henry H. SAveets, of LouisAdlle,
Ky., as the speaker. At 8 o’clock they
returned to the First Presbyterian
Church to see a pageant, “Why the
Chimes Rang,” based on life service.
Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Eu
gene Clark, president of the Orange
Young People’s league, presided OA’er
a session in charge of the life serAfice
The closing message of the gathering
Avas a sermon by Dr. Henry H. SAveets
on “Tlie Silent Partner” at the Sunday
evening service of the First Presbyte
GIRLS’ COUNCIL OF G.H.S.
HOLDS RUMMAGE SALE
Given on East Market Street April 30.
Miss Mitchell to Pay For
Flowers at Banquet
MISS MITCHELL ASSISTS COUNCIL
The Girls’ Council of G. H. S. held
a rummage sale on the vacant lot on
East Market street, Saturday, April 30.
The purpose of this rummage sale Avas
to make money to pay for the flOAvers
and other accessories at the Mother-
Daughter banquet. The sale Avas a com
Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell, adviser
of the Girls’ Council of G. H. S., spon
sored the Mother-Daughter banquet.
Everybody seems to have the de
bating fever. EAmn the English classes
have acquired this bad habit. It seems
right nice to just have to listen and
not have to “make a speech.”
Miss IMary Donald’s first period class
challenged her second period class. The
debate Avas staged the first period Fri
day, April 29. The query for discus
sion Avas: Resolved, That a fiAm-period
school system should b eadopted. The
unfortunate class memhers participat
ing AA’ere Elizabeth Boyst, Harold Cone
and Louis Brooks, upholding the affirm-
atlA’e side of the question. The second
period class Avas represented by Dixon
Thacker, Eiwin Stone and Harry Bice.
Judges for the occasion AAmre select
English teachers. Miss May Bush, Mies
Laura Tillett and Mrs. Edith Robin
son. The decision of the judges Avas
tAA’o to one in faAmr of the iiegatiAm.
Laurence Oakley, a training school
pupil, fell from one of the trucks which
Avere bringing the boys home from Gray-
stone, April 25, and Avas run over by
the back Avheel of the truck. He Avas
picked up by a car following. The
boy’s leg, pelvic bone, and backbone