From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, JANUARY 13, 1928
G. H. S. MUSIC DEPT.
MUSICAL AT AYCOCK
BEAUTIES WITH CHORUS
“Purple and Gold Revue of
1928” Rivals Ziegfeld’s
Popular Dances Include “Moonlight Cho
rus,” “Hallelujah Chorus,” and “Just
a Bit of Heaven”
On Monday 16, both afternoon and
evening, something new in the way of
a dazzling musical revue will be pre
sented by the music department. This
production, “The Purple and Gold Re
vue of 1928,” is fashioned after famous
Broadway shows, such as the Ziegfeld
Follies. It will contain a cast of 60,
with special music rendered by the
high school orchestra.
The production will contain four big
acts depicting three periods of history.
Each period will be featured by special
dances relating to that period. The
last period, or the modern period that
we are now living in, promises to be
the biggest hit because of the peppy
interpretation of modern dances. The
entire show will carry through it a
theme of love and romance with comedy
thrown in. Comedy skits will be pre
sented by the two famous comedians,
Frank Smith and Ernest Brown, who
have a reputation for giving a very
amusing exhibition. Many variety acts
will also be given and a surprise awaits
those who are present to see the pro
Many beautiful scenes with elaborate
scenery will be presented. Dancing
choruses featuring heautiful gilrs in
lovely costumes will give many popular
dances. Among these are: “The Moon
light Chorus,” “The Hallelujah Cho
rus,” “Just a Bit of Heaven,” and “My
Mr. J. H. Johnson, member of the
G. H. S. faculty, is at the head of the
production and he has had his cast
working steadily for the last two
months until it has taken on an appear
ance of perfection. The show will be
given at Aycock school, and there will
be two performances, one specially for
the Aycock students in the afternoon
and one for the general public at night.
The performances will last two and a
half hours, and there promises to be
not a dull moment during the entire
BIRTHDAY OF FRANKLIN
STARTS THRIFT WEEK
These Days Observed as National Affair.
Mr. Phillips Secures Speakers for
Chapel Exercises at Schools
Thrift AYeek begins AA'ednesday, Jan
uary 17, and will be observed as a
national affair. This week always be
gins on Benjamin Franklin’s birthday,
through the observance of this week
in his honor.
Mr. C. AA". Phillips has secured a
speaker for the chapel exercises at the
various schools. Speakers will also
appear at the mills and manufacturing
plants in and around Greensboro on
Mr. J. A. Gawthrop, secretary of the
Y. AI. C. A., is general chairman of the
thrift committee of this city. An ex
tensive program is planned and will
last through January 23.
Jan. 18-—1st and 2nd periods.
Jan. 19—'Srd and 4th peiiods.
Jan. 20—5th and 6th periods.
Jan. 23—7th period.
Jan. 24—Alake up exams.
REGULAR STUDENTS’ EXAMS
Jan. 23—1st and 2nd periods.
Jan. 24—3rd and 4th periods.
Jan. 25—5th and 6th periods.
Jan. 26—7th period.
Jan. 27—‘Alake up exams.
DR. FRANCIS GAINES
WILL GIVE ADDRESS
President of Wake Forest Will
Speak to Thirty-Seven
OTHER PLANS COMPLETE
The class exercises of the senior
class of 1928 will be held at the Odell
Alemorial building Thursday night,
January 26. Commencement night will
be Friday, January 27. On this night
Dr. Francis P. Gaines, president of
AAMke Forest College, will deliver the
address to the 37 students who will
graduate. The usual cups will be
awarded with the Civitan essay contest
cup as an addition.
The senior examinations will begin
January 18, lasting through January
24. From January 25 to 27 will be set
aside as senior week. During the
week the seniors will have their good
times and parties. The baccalaureate
sermon will be preached Sunday eve
ning, January 21, as the Church of the
Covenant, by Rev. R. Alurphy AA'illiams.
The class day exercises will be in
the form of a yacht party several years
in the future. The class has reunted
as the guest of their president. The
happenings at the yacht party will be
portrayed at this commencement exer
cise by the graduating group. There
will be music by the high school or
The number of students in the class
is 37, thirteen boys and twenty-four
girls. The officers are as follows: Edgar
Kuykendall, president; Ruth Lewis,
vice-president; Alargaret Bain, secre
tary, and Charles Root, treasurer. In
addition to this graduating group there
will probably be 135 next June. This
includes the possible 27 who are just
entering from Pomona. There are no
Pomona children in the mid-year grad
uating group. After the commence
ment exercises the new school semester
begins Alonday, January 30.
GREAT MUSICIAN TO
APPEAR AT CAROLINA
Paderewski, the world’s most famous
pianist, will appear in a concert at the
Carolina theater January 2. Paderew
ski is a magnet that attracts wherever
he goes, music-lovers and concert-
goers, for the former Polish premier
is loved for his patriotism as well as
for his art. He is a romantic figure,
aging now, but still active for his
years; in politics, in political in
trigues in his beloved Poland, at the
piano, he still sets the pace for all piano
POMONA HIGH UNITES
WITH CENTRAL HIGH
AFTER THE HOLIDAYS
Students of 8B Grade of Po
mona High Transferred to
G. H. S. HAS 1,101 PUPILS
Five Teachers Come From Pomona to
G. H. S.—Teach Math, Sewing, Sci
ence, History, French, English
A change was made in the school
system during the Christmas holidays
when 130 Pomona students were trans
ferred to G. H. S. The pupils formerly
in the Pomona grammar school build
ing now occupy the Pomona High
School building. Their building was
burned December 21.
Four classes of Pomona High were
transferred to Central High School
while the 8B grade was transferred to
Alclver. The freshman class was di
vided and placed in semester I session
rooms in Barn B. The sophomores have
the basement of Barn B which former
ly was used for miisic and industrial
art. The juniors remain together and
occupy the science laboratory A2. Room
201 in the music building was enlarged
to accommodate the seniors.
Five teachers from Pomona came
with the students: Edgar Allred,
science; Aliss Rena Cole, French; Aliss
Hedgecock, history ; Aliss Hunter, math,
and Aliss Somers, who replaces the
G. H. S. teacher. Airs. AA'ilson. Few
changes were made in schedules and
Next semester the Pomona students
will be combined with the G. H. S.
students in classes.
Also the athletes of the Pomona
school will join those of G. H. S. in
the different sports.
M"ith the coming of these students
the enrollment of high school reaches
1,101 and increases the June graduat
ing class by 24. This is the nnmher
of Pomona High seniors who will grad
uate with Central High.
PARENTS AND TEACHERS
Members of Senior Class Give Very
Enjoyable Tea on Tuesday Eve
ning, January 10
MUSIC IS FEATURE OF PROGRAM
The senior class of the Greensboro
High School entertained their parents
and teachers at a tea. The affair was
held in Aliss Lily AATiiker's room, 103,
Tuesday evening Januarv 10, from
8 to 10 o'clock.
The guests were met at the door by
Cora Lee Cox and Bill Fife. They in
troduced the guests to the receiving
line, which was composed of the offi
cers of the class, Aliss Alitchell, and
Air. and Airs. C. AA7 Phillips.
Punch was served by AATlliam Cates,
Basil Nave, George Gregory, Jewel
Dicks, Kathleen Lashley and Ruth
Gi’cidy Aliller sang several selections.
Evelyn Parkes gave a violin solo and
Alarjorie Cox sang. The Glee Club
quartet, consisting of Le Grande John
son, Guy Hope, Dick Douglas and Allen
Stanley, sang several selections which
completed the program. The affair
was very successful and many parents
and teachers were present.
Parent Tea—‘Tuesday, January 10.
Chapel Program—Alonday, Janu
Sermon—Sunday, January 22.
Senior AYeek—January 23-27.
Class Day — Thursday, Jan u-
DR. CAMERON BECK
SPEAKS TO PUPILS
“Character Is the Most Precious
Possession of Man,” He
“CARRY ON” GIVES MOTTO
“I value the friendship of all high
school students,” said Dr. Cameron
Beck in a talk to Greensboro High
School at Odell Alemorial building,
January 5. Dr. Beck is director of
personnel of the New York Stock Ex
change and comes in contact with a
great many students. “There are more
high school students in the stock ex
change than in any other financial
house in the country.”
Young men and women come into
Dr. Beck’s office every day asking for
positions. They want to know what
the pay is, and the working hours are,
but only one out of ten ever ask the
question, “AAliat are the opportunities?”
Dr. Beck told the students of various
young men with whom he has come in
contact. Alen, who weer drinkers,
cursers, procrastinators^ and not the
least of all, men who were liars. “It is
a dangerous hour in your life when you
begin to tamper with the truth,” he
“Character is the most precious pos
session of man,” said Dr. Beck. “You
are daily stamping a trade mark on
your character that will influence your
life. I see trade marks stamped on
some faces that I would not want
stamped on mine.”
In closing his talk, the speaker gave
his audience the two words “carry on,”
and a little verse that was once given
to him, “Young man, what you are to
be, you are now becoming.”
AT GRACE CHURCH
Greensboro Hostess to First In
ence Held in Guilford
200 YOUNG PEOPLE THERE
Conference Carries Theme of “The At
tractive Christ”—D. AV. Sims
Speaks on This Subject
Due to the small auditorium in the
High School, Dr. Turrentine gave the
students special permission to use the
Odell Alemorial building. This is the
first time the whole students body has
been together in quite a number of
The first interdenominational Sun
day School Conference met last Alon
day and Tuesday, January 9-10, at the
Grace Alethodist church, under the
leadership of Aliss lone Alverson, sup
erintendent of the Young People's di
vision of North Carolina.
Alore than 200 young people, between
the ages of 16 and 24 years, represent
ing about 40 Sunday Schools, attended.
The Greensboro High School boys and
girls, who were registered delegates to
the conference, were excused from all
Tuesday classes hy Supt. Archer.
“Attractive Christ” is Theme
The program for the conference was
built around the theme of the “Attrac
tive Christ.” The main talk Alonday
night was the “Attractive Christ,” by
D. AA". Sims, general superintendent of
the North Carolina Sunday School As
sociation. Lucile Sharpe welcomed the
delegates and Harry Hill i-esponded.
Norman York led the devotional, using
the theme “Seeing Jesus.”
Tuesday morning's program was fea
tured with a discussion of “Class Or
ganization and Its Part in Growing
Life,” by Air. Roy A. Burkhart, Chi
cago, associate director of Young
People's work, and International Coun
cil of Religious Education. Tuesday
afternoon was devoted to demonstra
tions pertaining to training for Chris
tian service,. Devotionals for these
two services were led by John Ingram.
Tuesday afternoon was also devoted to
group meetings. Tuesday night was
turned over to a young people's banquet
in the AI. P. Church hut. Alacon
Crocker acted as toastmaster, and John
Brown, Doris Hogan, Bill Byers as
toasters. Aliss Alargaret Pritchett led
the delegates in a group of songs and
The promotion committee for this
conference was as follows:
General Chairman—George AlcSwain.
Secretary-^—Alary Leet Underwood.
Place of meeting—John Brown.
Rev. Gypsy Smith Discusses the Life of a Gypsy.
Says Drinking and Profanity Are AVorst Traits
Rev. Gypsy Smith spoke to the
students of the Alain' buiiding,
Alonday, January 9. He told some
of the traits and interesting facts
about his tribe. He narrated the
life of his father, and how he was
“AA^hen Christ came into my
father's life he AA’as a changed man.
By his life we boys first patterned
our own lives.”
According to Air. Smith, all
Anglo-Saxon trjibes Avere saAvage
until the gospel of Christ brought
light and life. The gypsies are a
Avandering people. They are the
only tribe that has no government,
no school, no churches, and re
“The finest of our manhood holds
SAA’ay oA’er us. You can only hope
to reach a goal in life, to be real
‘felloAvs' as you open Avide your
heart to Christ,” said Rev. Smith.
“The reason gypsies are so
heathen is no one has gone into
the. gypsies’ camp Avith the mes
sage of Jesus. The people think
of gypsies as a Avild, inhuman
tribe,” says Air. Smith.
If my father had not been con
verted, our Avhole family AA’ould be
out in the Avoods of England, curs
ing and drinking Avith the rest of
the gypsies,” declared the speaker.
Air. Smith said that the main
faults of the gj'psies are SAA’earing,
drinking, and profanity.