From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
OF SCHOOL CHILDREN
IN GREENSBORO 6,273
High School Students Number
848—113 Come From Gram
mar Grades and Buffalo
NEW YORK SYSTEM USED
Pupils Allowed to Make Own Scholastic
Schedules—C. W. Phillips States
Plan Is Successful
Greensboro city schools’ enrollment
on Monday. September 5th, totaled
0,273. This inclnded the negro enroll
ment as well as the white. Of the
students enrolled 4,026 were white and
1,047 were registered at the colored
schools. This total, however, does not
inclnde those just beginning school
and the ones coming from other cities,
but it does include the high school
At the Central High School 848 stu
dents enrolled. Of this number 113
came from the grammer and Buffalo
Students at the Central High School
made out their own scholastic sched
ules for the first time. This new sj^s-
tem worked successfully, according to
Mr. Phillips’ statement. Before this
the students have had their subjects
outlined and arranged by the teachers.
The students arranged everything this
year. They went from room to room
Monday, alTd when they fo\md conflicts
in stud.v hours, made the necessary
-T’jiiii _^svt!tem_is similar to
that used in New York schools.
NEW MEMBERS OF FACULTY
G. H. S. FRESHMEN
‘The Movement Is to Aid Pupils
Socially and Scholastically,”
CHOOSE HONOR STUDENTS
AWARD MOREHEAD CUP
AT SPRING GRADUATION
Presented For Best Revolutionary Story
of North Carolina Honoring
Major Joseph Morehead
FRANCES COBLE TROPHY WINNER
Frances Coble, ’27, was awarded the
Morehead cup at the June graduation
For the past six years at graduation
time this cup has been awarded a
senior for the best revolutionary story
of North Carolina. The first possessor
of the trophy was Louise Amole. Each
year finds it in new hands. Eveljm
Trogdon was the second winner and
Thomas Shaw took it the third year.
Virginia Jackson won the award in
’25 and Frances Johnson in ’20.
Mrs. Joseph M. Morehead awards
this cu]) in honor of her husband. Major
Joseph M. Morehead, who gave the best
part of his life, the last 21 years, to
]‘eeording and A’erifying the Revolu
tionary facts of North Carolina. Be
cause of his unceasing work and un
tiring interest in the historical facts
of North Carolina this award is made.
Three judges pass upon the papers
submitted and give a final decision for
the June graduation. One judge is^
from N. C. C. W., and one each from
Greensboro High and Greensboro Col
GIVES WORD TO PUPILS
Bill Byers, student council president,
says, “The Student Council is to aid
the pupils—not to hinder them. Their
dut.y is not to go around and find
everything wrong they can, but to help
everyone to do right. They do not
enjoy trying pupils for misdemeanors,
but it is their job when it is necessary.
“However, if a punishment is in
flicted on a person.” says the new pres
ident, “it tends to help them, and they
should not get angry and say someone
;has a spite against them, or any such
Greensboro High has a “big sister”
companion as she begins her semester’s
work. This plan is endorsed by the
Girls' Council. Never before has it
been tried at G. H. S. or any other
high school. It has been successful
in all the colleges and yiiss Fannie
Starr Mitchell, dean of girls, believes
it a worthwhile movement for Central
Juniors will be the “big sisters” and
this will be an organization within the
Girls’ Council. Foi- the ])ast month girls
have been busy learning their “little
sisters." Letters and visits have been
the welcome extended to the new fresh
“This is a movement to aid the new
pupils socially and scholastically,” de
clared the dean. Only junior girls who
do favorable work have been asked to
take a part in the welcome.
In a few weeks a party will be given
by the “big sisters” honoring the “lit
tle sisters’’ of G. H. 8.
Friday Night, September 0—Wa
termelon feast for high school teach
ers at Mr. and Mrs. C. AY. 1‘hillips’
home on Tremont Drive.
Alonday, September 12—First reg
ular ch;ii)el exercises.
’Fuesday night, September 13—■
First F. T. A. meeting.
Friday, September 23^—Football
gniiie s.mi .?■.
FIRST P.T.A. METING
OF YEAR TUBDAY, 13
Win Discuss Time of Meeting
and Introduce New Teach
ers to Parents
ANNOUNCE NEW OFFICERS
FOR NEW STUDENTS
First Article Is “What the City
Expects of High School
APPEARS SEPTEMBER 6
School Calendar, a List of the Faculty
Arranged by Departments, Courses
of Study Are Included
To her publications G. H. S. has add
ed another book, Greensboro High
School Handbook, which will be pub
lished annually by the Student Coun
cil. The first edition made its appear
ance at G. 11. S. Tuesday, Septem
The first article is “What the City
Expects of the High School Student.”
After the school calendar, a list of the
faculty is arranged by departments.
Another division of the handbook is
called “(’ourses of Study” under which
are the “RecpTirenients for Gradua
tion” and a “Bureau of Guidance’’ and
“Schednle for the Day.’’
The “Organization of the School’’ in
cludes the “Admission of Students,”
“Open of the Term’s AAYrk,” “Regula
tions Governing Issuance and Care of V
Books." There is also an exphuiation '
of examinations, exemptions, reports,
advancement and promotion, permanent
records, and absentees. Under the or
ganization division the student
DEBATING CLUB ELECTS
OFFICERS FOR NEW YEAR
Harry Gump Is President; Carlton
AVilder Vice-President and
Margaret Neal Secretary
TO STRESS INDIVIDUAL PROGRESS
HOMESPUN STAFF HOLD
Discuss Plans For Year’s Work and
Choose New Members—Miss Tillett
Acts as Faculty Adviser
Five members of the 11 oinc.^imn
staff for last year met T’nesday after
noon. September 0, to discuss plans for
the coming year. Miss Lanra Tillett,
head of the English department of
Greensboro High School and faculty
adviser for Homespun, met with the
The purpose of this initial meeting
was to discuss the new staff. No dif
ferent announcement has been made.
Those present at the meeting were
Carlton AA’^ilder, last year’s editor-in-
chief, Henry Biggs, Harry Gmnp,
David Stern, Louis Brooks, Aliss Laura
Tillett, and Aliss Lily AA'alker.
Girls’ Council Meeting
The first Girls’ Council meeting of
G. H. S. for this year will be held dur
ing the second week of school. Each
semester will hold a meeting the first
week to elect the new council members.
At the last meeting of the Greens
boro High School Debating Club, held
late in Alay, Harry Gump was elected
successor to J. D. MeXairy, former
president. Carlton Wilder was elected
to the office of vice-president, succeed
ing Beverly Aloore. Alargaret NeaJ
was elected secretary, the office for
merly held by Alary Jane AA'harton.
BTThhy 'Scott succeeded Ernest Scarboro
The policies of riast terms will he
followed by the ])resent officers in an
effort to materialize to a greater ex
tent tile progressive aims of the club.
It is expected that several new inem-
hers will come in, and begin work
toward pM-fecting themselves to the de
gree enjoyed l)y a nmnher of the de-
p-irted senior members.
Individual progress will be stressed
in an effort to bring out latent talent,
with the hope that by next spring can
didates for triangular debate superior
to the majority of those of p.isf years
will have been developed.
I hcsday ii;giit, SCjiieumer 1.4, tne
first regular meeting of the Parent-
I'eaiJier Association of Greensboro
High School will he lield in the school
4’here will be a short formal busi
ness meeting at which the new teach
ers will be introduced and welcomed
and the policies of the year will be
presented to the group. The main hill
of the evening will be; AAdiefher the
regular meetings will ije iield in the
afternoon or night.
After the business meeting the meet
ing will he turned into an informal
social in order that teachers and par
ents may become acquainted.
The officers of the Parent-Teacher
Association are: President, Airs. A. I..
Thompson; first vice-president, Mrs.
S. O. Lindenian; second vice-president.
Airs. AAk E. Anderson; third Afice-presi-
dent, C. AY. Phillips; fourth vice-presi
dent, Airs. E. AI. Sellars; secretary.
Airs. Nick Alehane; treasurer, Aliss
Sarah Lesley; social chairman. Airs.
AA. F. Clegg; membership chairman,
Airs. AA. C. Robinson; child welfare.
Airs. AA”. E. Anderson; program, C. AA”.
Pliillips; publicity. Airs. E. AI. Sellars;
ways and means. Airs. AA”. P. Knight.
( ment is tnllA’ exnlained and the cojisti-
tution printed, tlie Torchlighr Society, '
Ili-Y Club, Debating GInh, Dramatic
Clnl), music groups anl athletics are
There are also articles on High
Life, Homespun, the liellector, as well
as on the “System of Honor AAvards,”
and “Special Awards.”
HENDRICKS IS PRESIDENT
OF SEMESTER 7 CLASS
Meeting Held^'May 24; Dick Douglas
Elected Vice President—Dorothy
TOM PEMBERTON NEAV TREASURER
W. POINT APPOINTMENT
GIVEN TO J. D. M’NAIRY
.Toe Hendricks was elected president
of Semester 7 at a cla.ss meeting held
Alay 24. Other officers are as follows:
vice-preBident, Dick DongUas: gecre-
tary, Dorothy Spencer; treasurer, Tom
Member of Senior Class Receives Official
Notice August 23—Term Begins
July 2, 1928
HIGH LIFE HAS
TWO NEW ADVISORS
Airs. Alma G. Coltraue and Aliss Nell
Ghilton will he joint faculty adYfisors of
High Life fov the coming semester.
Airs. Coltrane has been teaching Eng
lish in the high school at Siler City
for the ])ast year, and Aliss Chilton
Inis been attending Cohimhia Univer
Airs. Alary S. Ashford, who has been
in charge of the school paper for the
jiast year, is leaving to attend Colmn-
hia University for the fall term.
J. D. AIcNairy, Jr., editor of High
Life, and a inemher of the 1928 senior
class, received official notice of his ap
pointment to AA”est Point Alilitary
Academy August 23. AIcNairy had
known for some time that he was ac
cepted, conditionary to passing of ex
aminations, Init not until recently had
he received official notice of the fact.
This appointment was secured through
Alajor Stedman, congressman from this
Alarcli 0th, AIcNairy will go to AAhish-
ington, D. C.. to stand examination be
fore the Army Aledical Board. His
term at AA”est Point begins July 2nd,
I’emherton. Clarence Cone was elected
business manager of the Reflector. The
following marshals were chosen: Fran
ces Cartlaiid. Athlethea Sykes. Alar-
garet Sockwell. Bob Ballard, Joe Hen
dricks, and Boh Homey. Dick Doug
las. the former president, presided.
.Joe Hendricks has been on the honor
roll since his entrance at G. H. S. and
last year he went to Raleigh with the
Civitan Club as a reward tor having
the highest average in his session room.
He is a member of the tennis team
and Alonogram Club. He entered G.
11. S. in the fall of 1020 from Rich
mond High School, where he made a
creditable record. -
MISS L. BOLEY OFFERS
INDUSTRIAL ART COURSE
Aliss Lena Boley, head of the art
department of Greensboro High School,
offers a new course in industrial art at
G. H. S. for those interested in it.
The class will meet dlufing chajiel
period twice a week, with two courses
a day. Eighteen members have been
enrolled so far. The four courses are:
crafts, pencil sketching, oil, and pastel.
The first two are the most popular
with the students up to date.