October 21, 1927
i ALUMNI NEWS I
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Catherine AVliartou, at present a
stndent at N. C. C. W., and a graduate
of the class of ’27 of Greensboro High
School, was elected president of the
Freshman Choir at a meeting held in
the Students Building of the North
Carolina College for M^omen, AVednes-
day night, October 12. Ruth Abbott is
also a Greensboro member of the choir
of sixty girls.
Mary Jane Wharton Avill serve as
-hairman of freshman chapel at N.
C. C. W. having been chosen for this
position by the members of the class
at a meeting held in the Students
Building Thursday, October G.
Mary Jane was the best all round
student' in the class of ’27, was chosen
the everlasting president, and held the
highest scliolastic average for four
years. J'his recent honor is the high
est honor besides president of the class.
Fete 'Wyrick, also a graduate of G.
H. S. in 1927, was chosen captain of
the freshman football team at Caro
lina. During his high school career
I'ete served as quarter on the varsity
Ned Lipscomp, a member of last
year’s class and captain of the G. II. S.
football team is tilling the position of
(tenter on the Carolina Freshman squad
Annie IMann, member of class of ’27,
was one of the thirty girls chosen from
the freshman class for the choir at
Several former Greensboro High
lioys will play in the 'Wake Forest-
Davidson tilt, to be played at the Sta
dium, here, tomorrow. Fred Bur
roughs iJays end, and Meade Connelly,
fullback for the Demon Deacons,
the Wake Forest team, wdiile Charlie
Harrison is halfback for the David
Cynthia Vaughn, a freshman at
Sweet Briar this year, spent the week
end in this city.
Dorothy and Margaret Hardin, avIio
attended Salem college for three weeks,
returned to Greensboro and are now
students at N. C. C. ^Y.
Jim and AVillard AAhvtson have been
seen around here several times. Ran
dolph Baker also visited G. IT. S. the
Jim Alans is touring California
since a broken hand has kept him from
attending the University and also kept
him from playing football this year.
RED KNOWS ’IS ONIONS
Red noses, white onions, blue Alon-
lay. Red for courage and mercura-
chrome, Avhite for ])urity and onions,
l>lue for truth and Alonday. Red,
white, and blue, our national colors;
those which should inspire patriotism,
enthusiasm, and loA’e for fellowmen.
But on the campus of the Greensboro
High School, October 17, in the year of
our Lord 1927, those masculine mem
bers of the student body avIio flared
those colors so brazenly stood for iu-
difl'erence to the ladies (?), every
thing but patriotism, and the Hi-Y
club. Such undignifled procedure is
outrageous! Good Gracious, how a
sane minded student could stoop to
joining such a club in such a manner,
1 don’t understand! I sincerely hope
that in the future there will be no
such initiations because I had to sit
next to a boy who wore an onion.
A'liss Alary Hosier took her Econom
ics class to High Point last AATclnes-
day. afternoon to show them through
the furniture factories there. They
were taken in every department and
saw every phase and process of the fur
Ann—-Is he polite?
Flo—Is-he polite! AVhy, he apolo
gizes to himself when he cuts himself
with a razor.—PoZam Weelchj, Minne-
Coiumiltee Appointed to Advise
tee on New York Trip
C. W. PHILLIPS PRESIDES
Several Examinations Followed on the
Definitions of Education—Dis
At the secamd monthly high school
te;uTiers' iiu'eting on Tuesday, October
n, ('. AA'. Phillips, ])riucipal, presided.
Ahirious committees wei'e appointed by
the principal. One of the committees
is to advise the student committee for
raising funds for the New A'ork trip.
If the plans of this committee are suc
cessful, three members of both the
l)uplicatiou staffs will be sent as repre
sentatives to the Columbia Scholastic
Press meet in the spring.
Following this, there was an exami
nation of the “Need tor Purpose in
Education.’’ This was briefly out
lined by Air. Phillips and then the dis
cussion followed. A definition of edu
cation as to elementary, secondary, and
tertiary importance was given, “AA"hy
a, purpose in anything" was the next
phase of the outline. For every reci-
tiition unit a teacher should have a
purpose that is definite, specific, and
worthy,” was the third topic of dis
cussion. “Aleans of attaining purpose”
was another topic. Lastly, “Purposes
for different subjects” Avas discussed.
AA'ith this the meeting Avas adjourned.
MOTHERS FEATURE FIRST
MEETING OF HI-Y BOYS
M. Sockwell, R. Ferree, M. Curtis, S.
Gregory, K. Nowell, R. McKaughan
and K. Harrison Serve
MISS WILSON THE CHIEF SPEAKER
Alothers’ night featured the first
meeting of the year for the high school
rii-Y club, Avhich met Tuesday night,
October 11, at the Y. AI. C. A.. About
75 Avere present.
Ed Kuykendall, president of tbe club,
Avelcomed tlie mothers, and Airs. C. AI.
Rives made tlie response. Grady Alil-
ler rendered several delightful songs,
and Johnny Payne delivered several in
teresting readings. Aliss AAulson, sec
retary of the A'. AAh C. A., Avas the
chief speaker of the evening.
Alargaret Sockwell, Ruth Ferree, Ala-
rion Curtis, Susan Gregory, Katherine
NoAvell, Ruth AIcKaughan and Kate
Harris(m, high school Girl Reserves,
served the siqAper during the evening.
GIRL SCOUTS CARE FOR
BABIES AT COUNTY FAIR
Members of Four Troops of the City
Take Turns Watching the Young
sters During the Week
Scouts from all four troops of the
city cared for babies at the Guilford
county fair during the Aveek of October
9-14. Alothers left their babies at the
rest room Avhile scouts AA’atched the
youngsters. Tavo scouts Avent on duty
at ten in the morning and Avere relieAmd
at 2:30 by other scouts. Members of
the Stabeba troop Avere on duty T’ues-
day, October 11. AVednesday, scouts
from the Dixie troop, and Thursday
representatiA’es from the Church-by-the-
Side-of-the-Road Avere in supervision of
the rest room. Friday, October 14,
proved to be the largest day due to the
fact that school children Avere allOAved
to go. This did not prove true to the
scouts from Happee troop AA-ho Avere on
duty. Alothers seemed to prefer to
carr.y their babies. Scouts Avere only
on duty Friday afternoon.
IN CHEMIST R Y
SEE CITY PLANTS
Visits Tatum’s and City
Gas Plant for Study
Air. AA'illiam Blair's classes in chem
istry are taking trips to Auirious plants
and iilaces of business in connection
Avith their Avork this semester. ’They
liaA’e already been to Tatum’s Incor
porated ice plant on the corner of AA’.
Lee and Tate streets, and to the Cit.y
Gas Plant. Tatum’s Plant is neAV and
moderuly e(pnpped so that the students
Avere able to ])rofit by the visit there.
These tri])s seem to help the stu
dents mudi by giving them a clearer
idea by seeing them in operation rath
er than studying it from books.
It has been possible for the students
to go and come from these places of
iudATStry by the cars of the pupils.
NEW SONG FOR G.H.S.
‘The Spirit of G. H. S.” Has
Been Adopted by High
COMPOSED OTHER SONGS
The neAV school song, ’'The Spirit of
(J. H. (S'.,” Avas Avritten by Air. J. H.
Johnson, a member of the G.H.S. fac
ulty. Air. Johnson Avas graduated
from the University of North Carolina
last year. There, for four years, he Avas
a member of the Carolina Glee Club,
and for tAvo years belonged to the
University Band. At one time he was
:i member of Hal Kemp’s Orchestra
and for three years he Avas OAAuier and
director of his own orchestra, “The
Ail-. Johnson is at present endeavor
ing to liaA’e “Please Little Girl, LoA’e
Ale,” one of his most recent composi
tions, imblished. He has also Avritten,
“I’m AVonderiug AATiy,” Avhich Avas fea
tured by George Terry’s orchestra. He
had been thinking of AAU-iting ;i song
for Greensboro Hi,gh School since his
a]>pointment as a member of our facul-
t.A'. He Avrote the tune at Carolina
SAuumer School and the Avords after
’’The Spirit of G. IL ST Avas first
sung by the composer to the “Cheerios,”
Avho Avere captivated by it. Soon after
he sang it in chapel Avhere it made
(piite a “hit’’ Avith all the students Avho
readily adopted it as their school song.
It Avas first sung publicly at the Lex
The old teaciiers of Ay(*ock gave the
neAV ones a luncheon at Pine Croft
Inn, October lOth. The Glee Club and
band have started the year off very
Avell and they are expecting to do good
AA'ork throughout the year. Aliss Ludie
has charge of tbe Glee Club, and Air.
Earl Slocum is band director.
The Parent-Teachers Assocaation
gave a picnic, Tuesday, October 18th,
out at the Jefi'erson Country Club.
Alauy members Avere present.
The Aycock soccer team lost the first
game of the season to Glendale. The
score Avas 2-0. Coach Kimsey hopes
that they AA ill do better in the com
ing game. Aliss Alills is also Avork-
ing the girls hockey squad every after
noon for their coming game.
The eighth grade presented Shake
speare’s “As You Like It” Thursday,
October 13th, in the school auditorium.
The AIclA'er boys Avon their first
soccer game of the season, by defeating
South Bxiffalo, the score being G-0.
Ruth L. (Spying a speck in the sky) :
Look! there is Lindbergh’s airplane.
Doris; Lindbergh nothing; that’s a
CITY BUSINESS MEN
TALK IN AUDITORIUM
ON FIRE PREVENTION
Statistics Show That Fire
Losses Have Decreased in
Greensboro This Year
R. P. MOSELY ON MONDAY
H. P. Gunter of Pilot Life Insurance
Co., Declares, “Seventy-Five Percent
of All Fires Are Preventable
Fir(A Prevention AVeek Avas obserA’ed
in chapel exercises for the Aveek of Oc
tober 10-14. Business men of the cits'
Avere the syieakers each das’.
Alondas' the i)rogram opened Avith a
short devotional. FolloAving seAmral
announcements, Air. .1. H. Johnson,
member of the English department,
sang the uoav school song latels’ com
posed by him. ’Fhe speaker, R. AI.
Alosels', a former cits’ attornes’, AA’as
introduced by C. AA”. Phillips, principal.
Fire Prevention Av;ts the subject of
the talk. He concluded bs’ saying,
“TAvents’-three dollars per family has
been saved in the cits’ of Greensboro
this s^ear bs’ the neAA’ fire system.” C.
R. AA’harton, speaker for Tuesday, Avas
unable to be present. Air. Phillip sum
marized the facts of the previous das’
that Avere made bs’ Air. Alosels’.
IT. I*. Gunter, of the Pilot Life In
surance Compans', AA’as the speaker on
AA^ednesday. October 12, and he gaA’e
seA’eral reasons for observing Fire Pre
vention AA'eek. “Seventy-five per cent
of all fires are preventable,” declared
the speaker at the vers’ beginning of
his talk. AATll Lindsas’, a negro of
Greensboro (-oncluded the program
AA’ith selections on the guitar, harp,
DR. D. R. FOX OF COLUMBIA
SPEAKS AT N. C. COLLEGE
Ventures to Prophesy That the Idea of
Scriptural Literalism Will Soon
Be on the Junk-Heap
FIRST TALK OF LECTURE COURSE
The venture of a yirophecs’ that the
idea of Scriptural literalism Avould in
the course of time lie plac(Hl on the
jmdv-heap along Avith many otlu'r
refuse ideas; Dr. Dixon Rs’on Fox, of
(■olumbia UuiA’ersity used to close his
address Thursday night. October 13, at
the neAV auditorium of the North Ciiro-
liua College. This address Avas the first
of a lecture' course siionsored by the
AAJth the subject. "Refuse Ideas and
Their Disposal,” Dr. Fo.x began by giA’-
ing exauq)les to illustrate old beliefs
and practices in medicine, education,
the church, and other fields. He made
an interesting re'vicAV of late nineteenth
and eai-ly twentiedh c'entury in this
country and pointed out hoAV little by
little most of them lutd lost ground and
IN WEEKLY MEETING
Topic, “Resolved, That the Five-Period
School Day is More Desirable Than
Present Eight-Period System”
Miss ToAvnsend^—“It seems that you
haven’t prepared your lesson, young
Alva—'“Aav, gee, can’t a guy forget
to study once in a AVhile?”
Aliss ToAA’Hsend—“You seem pretty
capable of doing it. Zero.”—-ITechange.
'The regular Aveekly meeting of the
Freshman Debating Club Avas held
'Tuesday, October 11, in room A2. The
program consisted of a bill for discus
sion, “Resolved, That a five-period
school-day is more desirable than the
present eight-period system.”
Some ten or tAvelve of the members
spoke, the majority favoring the nega
tive. Objection to the bill Avas based
on the fact that the proposed system
Avould appreciably Interfere Avith
study; that all value derived from the
(liapel programs AA’ould be sacrificed,
and that clubs, and extra-curricular ac
tivities Avhicli Avere conducted dLiring
chapel period Avould necessarily be dis
pensed AA’ith. The club went on record
as opiKAsing the bill.
Short.A’; There's a gal Avho shot her
husband liecause he trumjAed her ace.
Neuly : AATiat did they do AA’ith him?
Shorty: Buried him Avith simple
honors.—'The Loud^peal'cr, Elizabeth
City. N. C.
Sailor: “AA"e are nearing land. I
see bamina and orange peelings in the
Columbus: “Is there any cheAving
Columbus: “Then aa’c surely must be
near the AATst Indies, for this surely
isn’t America.’’—Manuel Arts Weekly,
Los Angeles, (’alifornia.
A ])erfume and soap manufacturing
company advertised a contest for slo
gans. Here is a slogan that came in
Avhich they coxild not use. It read: “If
you don’t use our soap, for heaven’s
sake, use our perfume!”—Commercial
Xeir.', NeAA’ Haven, Conn.
1st—Aly, but this cemetery is iwp-
2nd—I don’t see it that Avay.
1st—AA'ell, people are just dying ta
get into it.—'High School Hutch
Teacher: “M^hy don’t you ansAver
Senior: “I shook my head.”
Teacher: “AA^ell, do you expect me
to hear it rattle clear up here?”—The
West Tort Grier, Kansas City, Mo.
Doctor: “Do yoLi eA’er talk in your
Patient: “No, hut I often talk in
other people’s sleep.”
Doctor: “Hoav can that be?”
Patient: “I’m a college professor.”—■
Old Geld and Black, AAhdce Forest,
jLidge: “So you robbed the restau
rant because you Avere starving. AVhy
didn’t you take something to eat in
stead of looting the cash register?”
Prisoner: “Yer honor, I’m a proud
man and I make it a rule to pay for
Avhat I eat.”—Manuel Arts Weekly,
Los Angeles, Cal.
Prof—IhiA’c you ever done any pub
Stud(A—AA’ell, I proposed to a girl
OA’er the telephone in my home toAA’u
once.—Polaris Weekly. Alinneapolis,
Aliss Starr—AA'hat are the people of
PujAil—The iteople of TurkeA’ are
called “Turkies.”—The Dormant jji
Life. Pittsburgh. Pa.
"Alartha has a beautiful ucaa’ goAvn.
She saA's it’s from abroad, doesn’t she?”
“Not exactlA’. It’s her last A’e^iv's
dr('ss Avhich she had turned inside out,
and UOAV she says it’s from the other
Ade.’'Tris Leaflet, Philadelphia, Pa.
Johnnie: Teacher, I ain’t got no
Teacher: AVhy, .Johnnie, Avhere is
.lohnnie : She’s dead.—Hi-Rocket,
Durham, N. C.
Aliss Dorset!: Alarion, Avhat is the
feminine of Avizard?
Alarion Sneed: Lizard.—Hi-Roeket,
Durham. N. C.
“Alother,’’ cried little Jane as she
rushed into the fivrmhouse theA’ were
visiting, “JohmiA’ Avants the Listerine.
He’s just caught the cutest little black
and Avhite animal and he thinks it has
halitosis.”—-77(6’ Oracle, Bradenton, Fla.
Alose: Rastus, did you have aiiA’
chickens on that farm of A’ours?
Rastus: Chickens! AA'hy, boA’, I had
a thousand, and 999 were laying.
Alose: AA^hat about the other one ’?
Rastus: Oh, he was bookkeeper.—■
E\ H. 8. Noise, Fairfax, Okla.
O’ what a tangled Aveb AA’e weave
AA'heii first Ave practice to deceive!