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From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BILL BYERS IS ELECTED PRESIDENT
HARRY GUMP GETS
NEXT HIGHEST VOTE
IN FINAL EECTION
Byers Polls Majority of
Votes—Biggs Is Elimi
SECRET, SIGNED BALLOT
Election Is Carried on in Session Rooms
Under Supervision of Representa
tives From Various Classes
Thursday, May 12, Bill Bjti-s was
elected president of the student body of
G. H. S. for the year of 1927-1928.
The results of the last of the two votes
were: Byers, 40G, and Gump, 369,
Byers leading by a 97 majority. Biggs
was eliminated in the first election.
The first primary resulted so that
neither of the three candidates had a
majority, and it was necessary for an
other election to be held, since Byers
had 404 votes in his favor, Gump had
284, and Biggs followed close behind.
The balloting was done by secret and
signed ballot. Representatives from
various classes had charge of the elec
tion which was carried on in the session
rooms. The votes were counted and the
results determined in Mr. Phillips’
Bill Byers is a member of semester
VI, and is secretary of his class. He
has been an active participant in all
high school activities since his entrance
LUCY CROCKER Will
Sadie Sharpe, Margaret Bain,
Ruth Lewis Nominated
From the Floor
GIRLS VOTE THURS., MAY 11
GIVEN BY JUNIORS
Juniors Entertain Seniors at Annual
Reception Tonight at Greensboro
FINLEY ATKISSON WILL BE KING
Tonight at the Greensboro Country
Club the Junior Class will give the
graduating class a reception Hasting
from eight to eleven. Finley Atkisson,
president of the senior class, is king
We are confident that Bill will make i affair, with Betty Brown acting
a splendid president since he equals all j queen. The president of the junior
Lucy Crocker was elected presi
dent of the Girls’ Council, May 11, by
the girls of the student body of Greens
boro High School.
The girls assembled in chapel May
10, at chapel period, to nominate a can
didate for the presidency of the Giris’
Council for the coming year. Jane Har
ris, president of the council, opened the
meeting with a prayer. Miss F. S.
Mitchell, dean of girls, then took charge
of the nominations. Sadie Sharpe,
Margaret Bain, and Ruth Lewis were
nominated from the floor.
Sadie Sharp, winning the nomination
by a majority, competed with Lucy
Crocker in the election May 11. Lucy
Crocker was nominated by a petition of
PAGEANT IS STAGED BY
MANY SCHOOL CHILDREN
Miss Ethel Rockwell Writes and Directs
the Pageant Which Is Given at
OF HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA
the standards set for the holder of this
position,” said Mr. Phillips when the
announcement was made.
MEETING ON MAY 11
Cynthia Vaughn, Miss Reynolds, Miss
Bridges, Miss Sumner and Mr.
Blair Give Short Talks
SUBJECTS TREAT OF COLLEGE
The program of the Torchlight So
ciety at the meeting held in the com
mittee room, May 11, at chapel period,
was on the subject of “College.” Cyn
thia Vaughn used as her subject, “Why
I Want to Go to College,” in which she
stated five outstanding facts concern
ing what she could get from college
Miss Ruth Reynolds talked on “Why
Go to a Co-educational and Not a Non-
Miss Bridges’ subject was “Advan
tage of Attending State Institutions,”
in which she brought out the problem
of expense reduced, state friendship
formed and better knowledge of our
staite. Mr. William Blair discussed
“The Advantages"of Attending a Small
. College.” He used as an illustration
the poem on Mark Hopkins. He also
stated the advantages of close friend
ship a small college offers; more oppor
tunities offered to few students; more
freedom of thought; more direct friend
ships and contact with faculty; moral
as well as intellectual life attended to.
Miss Sumner talked on the advantages
of attending a large college. She stated
that the faculty and students are more
tolerant; that there is more freedom of
thought; more competion for leader
ship ; more exhibition of artists ; variety
of courses; more scholarly men! large
library; easier to get credit elsewhere.
class, Dick Douglas, will be prime min
ister and Irene McFadyen, first lady-
in-waiting. Edmund Turner is to be
court jester and Ruby Lee Anderson,
Dorothy Spencer, Sarah Ferguson,
Kathryn Vanstory, Alethea Sykes, and
Bessie Carson, ladies-in-waiting.
The receiving line is composed of the
two class presidents, the queen, the
first lady-in-waiting. Miss Mary Wheel
er, Miss lone Grogan, Miss Lily Walk
er, Miss Fannie S. Mitchell, Miss Laura
Tillett, Mrs. Mary S. Ashford, Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Phillips, Mr. Frederick
Archer, Sarah Ferguson, Bill Byers,
Clarence Cone and Victor Jones. After
all the guests have been welcomed at
the door the king and queen will break
the receiving line and lead off the first
prom. There will be twenty proms.
each about seven minutes in duration,
diudng the evening. Houston Barbee,
Grady Miller, Nell Applewhite, and
Josephine Liles will give vocal solos.
Catherine Duffy will dance and Earl
Slocum will give a flute solo. The boys’
quartette will render two numbers and
Walter Petersoii will play a saw solo.
LIGHT OPERA STAGED
AT THE COUNTRY CLUB
“Pirates of Penzance,” a light opera
by Gilbert and Sullivan, will be pre
sented May 20 at 3:00 and 8:30 p. m.
by the High School glee clubs and or
chestra under the direction of Grady
Miller. The first presentation will be
at the Greensboro Country lub Thurs
day night. May 12, and will be in con
cert form. On May 20 it will be pre
sented in full costume and with elabo
rate stage settings at the aNtional The
ater at matinee and evening.
hTe composers of this opera, Gilbert
and Sullivan, also are the composers of
“Pinafore” and the “Mikado.” This
production has been presented with
great success at a number of places.
Thursday, May 10, Greensboro took
another step in the advancement of
civic and state pride. The pageant,
“Children of Old Carolina,” was pre
sented in the finest style. Every child
'realized Ifis own restponsibili-ty iaaid
carried out the work that was assigned
Miss Ethel T. Rockwell, of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, author of the
pageant, and general director, has
gained much praise from the people of
To the grammar school children great
credit is due. They enacted the his
tory of their own state in a way they
will never forget.
Fifteen hundred school children took
part in this pageant, from all the
schools in the Greater Greensboro dis
trict. Each group in these different
schools had the assistance of Miss Rock
well to help them carry out their parts.
The groups were divided up in the dif
ferent scenes, one school the early set
tlers, Indians, etc.; then another a lit
tle later period, and so on until every
phase of history of our state was cov
ered by these young actors.
The groups of instructors who direct
ed this pageant were as follows:
Executive committee, E. H. McBane,
Organization and production, Mr. H.
Music committee, Mr. Earl A. Slocum.
Stage committee, Mr. R. T. Kimsey.
Property committee, Mr. M. L. Shep-
Costume committee, Miss lone Gro
Make-up committee. Miss Marian
Arrangements committee, Mr. C. W.
Publicity and advertising, Mr. W. W.
Aesthetic committee, Miss Lena Bo-
Senior Take-off, Monday, May 16.
Senior tea. May 17.
Senior exams. May 18.
Senior funeral. May 19.
Regular exams. May 23.
Baccalaureate sermon. May 29.
Class day, afternoon of June 2.
Senior debate, night June 2.
Commencement, night June 3.
MORRIS PLAN BANK
OFFERS AD. PRIZES
Ad.-Writing Contest Open to All
High School Students
CONTEST CLOSES MAY 25
BOYS OF G.H,S. STAGE
THE SOPHOMORF TO
SECURE CLUB FUNDS
‘Every Lady a Perfect Gentle
man” Carried Out by Scar-
boro, Routh and Blair
PLAY TO LARGE HOUSE
Willard Watson Is Romantic Lover of
Ernest Scarboro—Mr. Blair and
Coach Routh Are Pleasing
THE MORRIS PLAN INDUSTRIAL
Dear Mr. Phillips:
As per our conversation of today,
we will put on an ad.-writing con
test open to all high school students
in the city of Greensboro.
The subject to be used is “What
is the Morris Plan?”
There will be eight prizes, as fol
1. A $2.5.00 deposit in the Morris
Plan Industrial Bank.
2. A $10.00 deposit in the Morris
Plan Industrial Bank.
3. A 5.00 deposit in the Morris
Plan Industrial Bank.
4. Five prizes of $1.00 each de
posited in the Morris Plan Indus
trial Bank, pass-books to be issued
to the students who submit the best
ad. on the subject mentioned above.
Rules and regulations of the con
test are as follows:
1. Contest opens immediately upon
announcement to the high school
2. Contest closes May 25, 1927, at
4 p. m.
3. All ads. submitted must be de
posited in lock box placed in lobby
of the Morris Plan Industrial Bank,
325 South Elm street, between the
hours of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m. up to
the close of the contest.
4. The ad. must not contain more
than one hundred words.
5. The judges will be: head of the
English Department in Greensboro
High School; principal of the
Greensboro High School; and a rep-
rdsdntative frqm the Advertising
Department of the Daily 'Mews.
6. The awards will be announced
by principal of High School on May
30th and immediately thereafter
pass-books, showing credits for the
various prizes, will be issued to the
winners upon calling at the bank.
We will be glad to have the High
School students call here and ask
the officers or clerks any questions
they desire to help them prepare
their ads intelligently. Inquiries in
person will be welcomed and gladly
answered for the benefit of those
desiring to write ads in this contest.
Yours very truly.
The Moeeis Plan Industeial Bank,
By E. C. McLean, Cashier.
The Monogram Club’s play, “The
Sophomore,” given Tuesday night. May
10, in the auditorium, if applause and
appreciation may be counted, was a de
Playing to an overflowing house, the
various idols of the field in every sport
gave a creditable performance of the
college play which has a long Broadway
Willard Watson proved a most ro
mantic lover, practicing his wiles on
Ernest Scarboro, daughter of the pro
fessor of physics who would not allow
our hero to play football until he had
passed his physics examination.
The outcome of it is that the absent-
minded professor loses himself on the
day of the big Thanksgiving game and
is found when there are only a few
minutes to play. Willard had passed,
so he went out and, in true fiction style,
won the game.
Of course, Ernest accepted Willard.
Coaches Routh and Johnson played
well the parts of aunt and professor,
while Mr. Blair teamed up as another
old maid with Mr. Routh, and they kept
the house filled with laughter with their
ideas of college life and college people.
Credit must also go to Pete Wyrick,
who gave a good impression of a col
There were about five hundred in at
tendance, many people standing around
the walls and in the aisles.
The cast of characters follows:
Simms, Bannister, sophomores, Ray
Henderson, Pete Wyrick.
Brown, manager of the team, Wyatt
Kennedy, captain of the team, Theron
Professor Alden, professor of physics,
Griggs, a “Greasy Grind,” Bill Fife.
Robert Stewart; the star full-back,
Hope Alden, daughter of Professor
Alden, Ernest Scarboro.
Livingston, coach of the team, Rob
Aunt Mary Scott, Cousin Matilda
Dwiggins, relatives of Professor Alden,
Mr. Blair, Mr. Routh.
Violet, servant in Professor Alden’s
home, Paul Wimbish.
Other sophomores, Clarence Phoenix,
Saunders Ogburn, Horace Pennington,
Business manager, Finley Atkisson.
Director, Marian Bliss.
Scoring 11 runs in the fifth inning, the
Mclver girls’ baseball team defeated
Pomona Thursday, April 28, at Pomona
with a score of 18 to 13.
Clara Styer, 13-year-old freshman of
the Richard J. Reynolds high school,
Winston-Salem, N. C., broke the Amer
ican collegiate record for standing broad
jump when she jumped eight feet, five
inches, bettering the record held by the
New Jersey Normal school by 1 1-4