January 13, 1928
The Swiss Bell Ringers and Musi
cians enfertained in the Aycock audi-
toriinn Wednesday afternoon, January
11. The proceeds from the admission
went to the Aycock-A-Doodle-Do.
Seventy-five pupils from Aycock are
entering high school for the coming
The boys’ basketball team and the
girls’ field hall team are being or
ganized under the direction of the
The coming issue of the Aycock
school paper will be the last with the
present staff. A new staff will be
chosen for the new semester.
The Christmas entertainment, a play
taken from Dickens’ “Christmas Carol,”
was given Tuesday night December
20, 1927. The Dramatic Club of Cald
well School presented the performance.
The money received, $40, will be used
to buy books for the library.
Six classes started the New Year
right by depositing 100 per cent. The
total amount saved in one day by the
school was $114.48. Seventy-one per
cent of the pupils of Caldwell saved on
January 3, 1928.
The social science class of 8 B1 gave
a pageant, “Westward, Ho!” Friday
night, December 9, 1927. The pageant
taced the path of settlers from James
town to California. It was witten by
gade 8 Bl. The money eceived, $16.20_j
will be used to buy reference books.
The socce team of Caldwell school
won the city championship series. A
silver loving cup was awarded the
school. The chapel eexrcises on Tues
day, January 3, were given over to
presenting the cup. Mr. Parks, head
of the physical education department
of the city schools, made the presenta
A moving picture show, “The Life of
Christ,” was attended by a large audi
ence in the Mclver auditorium Monday
nighty January 10.
The Mclver girls’ hockey team de
feated Pomona in a hard fought game
January 11, by the score of 3-0. This
is the city grammar school champion
ship game. Cathrine Tuttle captained
the Mclver squad.
Friday is the most unlucky day in
the week, the 13th is the most unlucky
day of the month, but yet the next
issue of High Life will appear on that
day. The old witch points a bony fin
ger and says in a cackling voice, “Be
ware!” Let us consider the matter. A
man drank 13 glasses of water, and
split himself in two pieces. This was
eertainly unlucky. The man who in
vented the yardstick was superstitious.
Twelve inches make a foot, but never
13. Thirteen multiplied by itself is
IGO, but there are only ICO rods in an
acre; 1928 minus 13 leaves 1915, the
year the world war raged so fiercely.
George Washington wore size 13
boots, yet he was lucky. Science is
planning to add a 13th month, Juvem-
ber, to the year. Each Sunday school
book is issued for 13 Sundays, one-
fourth of the total number of Sundays
in the year. If you make 13 on a test
it is unlucky for you, but on Friday
night we have no lessons.
ELECT LOUIS BROOKS
AS DEBATING CLUB’S
PRESIDENT FOR 1928
Vice-Pres., Lawrence Hoyle;
Sec’y? Elizabeth Boyst; Ser-
geant-at-Arms, Ed Blair
BROOKS ACTIVE DEBATER
Vote of Thanks Given to Old Officers
Whose Terms Expire—Laud
Dramatic Club Holds Meeting
On Friday, January 6, at the eighth
period. Miss Plollingsworth’s group in
dramatics met in room 9. Miss Hol
lingsworth urged the boys and girls to
pay their dues by Friday, the 13th.
“Nevertheless,” a one-act play by
Stuart Walker, was read by Miss
Hollingsworth. It will probably be
presented in chapel sometime in the
near future. Tryouts will be made for;
:parts on Friday, January 13.
Louis Brooks was chosen president
of the Debating Club for the coming
semester at a regular meeting of the
organization held Friday, January 6.
At the same meeting the following offi
cers were also elected: Vice-president,
Lawrence Hoyle; secretary, Elizabeth
Boyst; sergeant-at-arms, Edward Blair.
The new president joined the club in
the spring of 1926 while still a fresh
man, and has taken an active part in
its activities ever since. He served as
vice-president during the fall semester
of 1926, made a place as alternate on
the triangular debate team of that year,
besides assisting in various projects
that the club sponsored. He has been
active in committee work throughout
the present semester, and was toast
master at a recent banquet of the club.
The other officers, though not having
served in any official capacity before,
have nevertheless taken a large part in
various phases of the club work.
Before adjourning, those present at
the January 6 meeting gave a rising
vote of thanks to the old officers, whose
terms expire at the end of this semes
ter, and especially to the outgoing
president, Harry Gump.
STEPHEN DOUGLAS WINS
Thirteen-Year-Old Aycock Boy Carries
Off N. C. Challenge Cup
For High Score
MAKES 52 OUT OF POSSIBLE 54
Stephen A. Douglas, of Aycock
school, won the boys’ championship
archery contest in the midwinter cham
pionship at Pinehurst. He had 292 hits
and a point score of 1,752.
Douglas carried oft the North Caro
lina challenge cup for a high score
with six arrows, making 52 out of a
possible 54. He also received a medal
from the Junior Archers Association.
The Junior Archers Association gold
medal, for all who scored over 400
points, went to Robert Hubbard, of
High Point. He had 90 hits and 536
points. Edward Garret, of Greensboro,
had 82 hits and 448 points, and Billy
Edgerton, of Greensboro, had 84 hits
and 424 points. All of the boys are
13 years old except Robert Hubbard.
Major G. A. Chapman, former Eng
lish archery champion who presented
prizes, characterized the performance
as the most outstanding he had ever
seen made by boys.
OFFER REVIEW COURSES
IN MATHEMATICS SOON
Students Who Are Having a Hard Time
Passing Mathematics Will Find
This Course Beneficial
The mathematic department offers a
new course in the high school next
semester. It is a course in review
mathematics from algebra through
solid geometry. There will be no credit
for this course and no home work. All
that is required is to sit on class and
study the work assigned.
The course is given especially to the
students who have had a hard time
passing their mathematics and who
think they will have trouble with it in
All students that are going to college
will find this course very helpful to
them, especially if they are rusty on
Toasts Form an Acrostic Spell
ing Word “Fellowship”
The Greensboro High School Debat
ing Club held its first banquet of the
season in honor of the Freshman De
bating Club members, at the cafeteria
Friday, December 20. A large part of
the membership of both clubs was
present, numbering about 30.
A very creditable program had been
arranged by the committee in charge
of the work. It was arranged in the
form of an acrostic, the initial letters
of the toasts spelling the word “fel
lowship.” Louis Brooks acted as toast
master and welcomed the freshmen in
behalf of the senior club. His subject
was “Flames of Friendship.” Guy
Hope responded with “Echoes,” prophe
sying that his clubmates would strive
to follow in the footsteps of the older
J. D. McNairy, in “Little Glimpses,”
gave the banqueters more than a little
glimpse of the club’s past. “Lingering
Memories,” by Carlton Wilder, next in
order, was just what its title implies.
Henry Wieland, described by the toast
master as a man “small in size but
great in possibilities,” handled in an
interesting way his formidable subject
of “Ordeals.” Edgar Kuykendall next
told of the dramatic victories of the
past in a toast appropriately named
“Wondrous Nights.” Henry Biggs, fol
lowing the present day trend of human
izing heroes, spoke on “Scandals of the
Stars.” “Hail! Hail! The Gang’s Still
Here,” a reminder of the present possi
bilities of the debating organization,
delivered by Elizabeth Boyst, stirred
an enthusiastic reception.
Harold Cone provided a peep into
the years yet to be; his subject was
entitled “In Future Days.” “Parting
Cheer,” a poem by Margaret Neal,
closed the entertainment.
The class of ’26 celebrated its re
union on Friday, December 30, 1927, at
the Greensboro country club in the
form of a dance. The charge was fifty
cents. P. B. Whitington, president,
called the class together. There were
about fifty members of the class pres
ent. Later in the evening a number of
young people of other classes were
allowed to join them at the rate of
one dollar each.
The February class of ’26 had their
class reunion on Saturday, December
31, 1927, at the cabin of Virginia Doug
las. There were a good many class
members present. Dancing was the
main feature, but there was a number
of other activities enjoyed during the
Our • old alumni have taken great
delight in visiting us for the past two
weeks. The old 1926 and 192 gradu
ates have paid calls on all their teach
ers and classes. Mary Elizabeth King
was anxious to see Miss Grogan. Jane
Harris could not wait until she had
seen all the olch basketball squad. Miss
Dry and Miss Leslie. And Beverly
Moore would go to visit Miss Tillett.
Mary Lyon Leak, Virginia Douglas,
Ruth Hiatt, and Myra Wilkinson all
were overly anxious to see us, too.
Evelyn Rives and Mary Jane Wharton
were extremely interested in the basket
ball team. Betty Brown and Mary
Lynn Carlson spent a social hour in
the publication room. Sarah Menden
hall wanted to see her beloved teacher.
Miss Grogan too.
Rachel Lipscomb, who is a cheer
leader and is president of the Girls’
Athletic Association, has recently had
a great deal of trouble with her leg.
In the latter part of November at one
of the hockey practices the bone was
bruised and crushed. She will be un
able to return to school before Feb
RABBI MILTON ELLIS
LECTURE AT P. T. A.
The Pomona and Central High
P.-T. Association Hold
“THE SILVER CORD” TOPIC
Grady Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Slocum,
and a Few High School Boys
The Parent-Teacher Association of
Central and Pomona High schools met
together in the G. H. S. auditorium
Tuesday night, January 3.
Rabbi Milton Ellis gave a lecture on
“A Silver Cord.” The drama, “A Sil
ver Cord,” which is now running in
New York, was described by Rabbi
Eilis as “the play with a purpose” and
as “a message to parents.” A review
of the plaj^ was given, and Rabbi Ellis
drew from it a lesson for every parent.
He discussed mother love and urged
the parents not to indulge in “over
love” or a selfish love. : He said that
the love that guided and guarded was
best. The tendency for parents to try
to impose their personality upon their
children was prevalent and this of
course was unfair to both parents and
child, for the individuality of the child
should be brought out and fostered.
“Parents should not make iron-clad
rules, for they are dangerous. To op
pose companionship with the opposite
sex is not a healthy condition to foster
in children and the right kind of com
panionship should be encouraged,” said
Grady Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Slocum, with several high school boys,
gave a number of orchestral selections.
INSTALL NEW BOILER IN
MAIN BUILDING OF G. H. S.
Old Boiler Bursts During Christmas
Holidays—Has Been in Use
COST WILL BE AROUND $1,000
A new boiler was installed in the
main bui’lding of the high school last
week. The old boiler, which has been
in use since 1911, burst during the
At the monthly meeting of Greens
boro Board of Education, January 4,
the directors decided to install the new
boiler. G. S. Boren was given the
power to act on the bids for the in
stallation work, which cost about
The matter of weather-stripping the
north side rooms of the Aycock gram
mar school was brought up, and deci
sions were made for the work to be
done immediately. Other school mat
ters were taken up. The purchase of
the Duffy property which adjoins the
high school on Spring Street, was pro
posed and will be continued at the
next meeting of the board.
MISS FRANCES SOMERS
NEW SEWING TEACHER
Comes From Pomona to G. H. S.—For
mer Dietitian at Yonahlosses—Takes
Mrs. Wilson’s Place
A new faculty member has been
added to our list. Miss Frances Somers,
who is taking Mrs. Ruth Greenwaldt
Wilson’s place, will teach sewing. Miss
Somers came from Pomona and will
teach Mrs. Wilson’s pupils as well as
her own pupils, who moved to Greens
boro High. Miss Somers has taught
at G. H. S. before and declares that
she is glad to return. She was dieti
tian at Camp Yonahlossee for the past
Mrs. Wilson was married during the
fall term and has now moved to Spar
tanburg, S. C. Although the students
will miss Mrs. Wilson, the student body
welcomes Miss Frances Somers.
All the Christmas numbers of the
high school papers are wonderful. The
dog ears' greet j-ou with a “‘Merry
Christmas and a Happj^ New' Year.”
One paper, the Pep, from Greer, S. C.,
had Red Cross seals over each dog ear,
and another paper, the Wa-IIi Jour
nal, from Walla Walla, Washington,
inclosed a little slip of paper extending
Christmas wishes. The Red and
White, from Hendersonville, North
Carolina, had a large picture of Santa
Claus to greet its readers.
The Siveden Log, Cleveland, Ohio,
high school paper, had a very interest
ing article on school newspapers, a
talk made bj" R. G. Jones, superintend
ent of Cleveland’s public schools. Mr.
Jones says, “I think the chief aim of
a school newspaper should be to make
its institution as great as possible. For
this reason a school paper staff should
strive to make its periodical as fine as
it possibly can be.” Again he says, “I
feel that contests between various high
school papers are a fine thing, for they
quicken the interest of many people.”
The Radio Club of Frederick, Mary
land, High School gave a very interest
ing scientific program at one of their
meetings, reported the Frederick High
Flier. One member discussed the ex
periments made in altitude flying and
their effects on aviation. An enor
mous telescope which is to be con
structed in California was discussed,
and particulars given about the largest
radio loud speaker in the world.
The Christmas issue of the Pow-
Woio, of Albany, Ga., had the front
and back pages print effective. This
edition was devoted to alumni. It is a
very interesting history of the school
which has progressed very rapidly.
Most of the southern high schools
are just finishing their football sea
sons. Most of them seemed to have
ended the year with victory and cham
pionships. The Shreveport Hi-Life,
from Shreveport, La., says that the
Jackets had a very victorious year.
One man on the squad was chosen as
fullback on the Louisiana all-state
Mr. Jacobs: I sell you dot coat at a
Customer: But you say that of all
your goods. How do you make a
Mr. Jacobs: Mine friend, I make a
small profit on the paper and string.
—Gentralian, Grand Forks, A. D.
The kind old gentleman met his
friend, little Willie, one very hot day.
“Hello, Willie!” he exclaimed. “And
how is your dear old grandpa standing
“Ain’t heard yet,” said William.
“He’s only been dead a week.”—Cen-
tralian. Grand Forks, N. D.
Mr.: “Son, what are you doing home
Rat: “We had a big fire down at
Mr.: “You did?”
Rat: “Yeah, me and a couple of
other guys were fired out.”—Log.
The New Year surely opened with
some fine cold weather. At least we
can say she gave us a cold welcome.
When that ole wind comes blowing
around that corner I felt sorta numb
all over and wished I had some of that
good ole hot weather I complained
about last summer. Why, if it doesn’t
get warm again, I will turn into a
bent-over figure, ’cause I have to
double up to keep warm and I feel as
though I’ll never stretch out again. At
any rate, I believe I’ll be one of the
first to welcome Spring.
Sweet little Emily Rose
Was tired and sat down to repose.
But her small brother, Claire,
Left a tack on that chair,
And sweet little Emily Rose.—Ex.