IN CONFERENCE WITH
LEAPING SCOUT MEN
Has Devoted Life to Study of
Boys—Known for Work
CHIEF SCOUT EXECUTIVE
Delivers Address at Banquet at King
Cotton Hotel—Secure Tickets From
Geeslin, Scout Executive
In the interest of the Boy Scout
movement of Greensboro, Mr. James E.
West, chief scout executive of the
United States, will be here Friday,
February 3. His visit here will be
for a conference with scout laymen of
North and South Carolina. Tonight at
6:30 Mr. West will address a gather
ing of men who are interested in the
young manhood of this city. This ad
dress will be presented at a banquet
which will be held at the King Cotton
Mr. West is known all over America
for his work with boys. He has de
voted his life to the study of boys, and
is probably better able to speak on this
subject than any other man in America,
according to authority. “His address
will be tremendously interesting, and
we are anxious to have a large at
tendance at the banquet,” declares Mr.
H. B. Gunter, chairman of the Civic
Service Committee of the Greensboro
Council of Boy Scouts.
A large number of Greensboro’s busi
ness men and fathers of this city are
expected to be present at the confer
ence and also the banquet tonight, ac
cording to a statement made by Mr.
Tickets can be secured from Mr.
James W. Geeslin, scout executive of
this city. The banquet fee is one dollar
and a ouarter.
FORMER PUPIL LAUDS
WORK OF ALMA MATER
Greensboro, N. C.
January 17, 1928.
Mr. C. W. Phillips,
Greensboro High School,
Greensboro, N. C.
Dear Mr. Phillips:
My view of the “Purple and Gold
Revue” is that every day in every
way G. H. S. gets better and better.
Last night’s performance was ex
cellent, and was appreciated by all
who saw it. I feel sure that it
would make a big hit at the Na
tional or the Carolina theatre.
The people of Greensboro have
reason to be proud of the work that
is being carried on in the high
J. William Campbell,
Treasurer Class of ’27.
HEADS OF CAROLINA
AA SCHOOLS MEET
High Point Is Meeting Place.
Twenty Schools Will Be
L. R. JOHNSON PRESIDES
DR. A. P. KEPHART SPEAKS
ON CHOOSING A COLLEGE
Advises Members of Torchlight Society
in Factors to Consider in
Choice of College
Principals from North Carolina’s AA
schools will hold their annual meeting
next Friday and Saturday, February
10 and 11. High Point will be the
meeting place. At the conference 20
schools are supposed to be represented.
This is an increase over the number of
the previous year. Last year Charlotte
was the meeting place.
At this assembly a series of tests for
history failures will be tried. The final
test will be given the students in his
tory who failed last semester’s work.
Here the, tests will be given only to
the failures in history I and II.
The chief discussion of the confer
ence will be “Why Children Fail.” An-
otber plmse of discussion will be con
cerning athletics in the schools.
Mr. L. R. Johnson, High Point prin
cipal and president of the organization,
will preside. The ptogram arranged
for the entire session will be in charge
of Mr. Johnson, Lee Edwards, principal
of Asheville High, and E. H. Garringer,
A Plan Is Being Outlined to
Study Different Phases of
YORK IS CHIEF SPEAKER
History of Juvenile Court Given—Mem
bers Hear of “Broken Children and
How to Mend Them”
The executive council of the Greens
boro Parent-Teacher association held
its January meeting Tuesday afternoon,
January 31, at the Y. W. C. A. Cus
tomary business was transacted, with
Mrs. E. E. lYhite, president, presiding.
Several reports of interest and im
portance were given. Mrs. C. D. Ben-
bow, Jr., presented the Parent-Teach
ers’ own child, an 11-year-old girl who
Is being economically mothered by the
A plan of especial importance to
mothers is now being outlined to study
phases of parental education, both from
the standpoint of mothers of pre-school
age children and of mothers of adoles
cent children. Mrs. Benbow is chairman
of the committee organizing the class.
At the conclusion of the business
Mr. W. M. York was introduced by the
president as the speaker of the occa
sion. The speaker, judge of the juvenile
court in Greensboro, told something of
the city’s “broken children and how to
mend them.” Giving a condensed out
line of juvenie court history, Mr. York
brought his work in brief before the
council, omitting sordid detail.
After Mr. Y’ork’s talk, the council
was adjourned until the March meet
ing, at which time Dr. C. C. Hudson
will address the group.
MANY STUDENTS AMONG
CHOSEN FEW OF G. H. S.
Out of the 1,100 students enrolled
in Greensboro High School 49 were
exempted on everything. This honor
means that an average of at least
90 was made on each subject. The
majority of these students have
made the honor roll for the past
semester. The following list is as
correct as could be secured: Annie
Cagle, Sadie Sharpe, Eqja Vauglm,
JHe iLOT^fTx, J. D. IMcNairy, Henry
Biggs, Eugenia" ' Isler, ^argaret
Sockwell, feill Byers, Mary Jones,
'-truth Lewis, Henry Weiland,
Harold Cone, Elizabeth Boyst, El,vie
MANY NEW CODRSES
OFFERED PUPILS OF
LOCE HIGH SCHOOL
Creative English, Journalism II
and Review Algebra Added
to Curriculum of G. H. S.
USE SAME REGISTRATION
All Schedules After Approved by Teach-
er Returned to Office—Attend Only
Half Day on Tuesday
Hope, Clyde NOTcbm7~Carl Jones.
-Daifiine LIunt, Katherine Nowell,
Mai'.v Henri Robinson, Esther'*’sSf,
Illizabetli Ayres, Elsie Miller, Doug
las Cartland, Treva Williams, r
Annie Laurie Felder, Kate Wilkins,^
Margaret Kernodle, Leila , George.
Cram, Bernice Loye, LupkjCrocker,
Helen Davis, Mary Hoyle, Carmen
Patterson, Foy’ Gaskins, Frances
Grantham, Mamie Leake Parsons,
"Rigdoii Dees, Edwin Holt. Clary
Holt, Angela Patterson. Joe Gaw-
throp, Frank Nicholson. J. Henry
Rathledge, Ivey Groome. Romeo
Lefqrt, Billy Edgerton 1 li/ibeth
Sockwell. ■ ' ^
WILL APPEAR HERE
John Erskine Lectures in This
City February 29, at Odell
LOCAL COLLEGE SPONSOR
NOT JUST PREPARATORY FOR LIFE
Dr. A. P. Kephart, a N. C. C. faculty
member, talked to the members of the
Torchlight Society Wednesday night,
January 18, in the high school audi
Outlining some of the things by
which one should choose a college, Dr.
Kephart mentioned the equipment, the
curriculum, faculty, location, cost and
preparation for a professional career.
“I would go to a college where the cur
riculum is broad enough to permit a
great deal of choice.”
“College is not a four-year period
preparatory for life, but it is a part of
life,” Dr. Kephart asserted. “College
days are perhaps the happiest of a per
son’s life. They are successful and
well worth while years to be consid-
stated Dr. Kephart, in concluding his
ered as merely preparatory years,”
JUDGES AWARD PRIZE
IN ENGLISH CONTEST
Louis Brooks, of semester V, won the
English notebook award offered by Miss
Amy Caldwell. The notebook winning
second place was one submitted by
CJlyMe Noreom. Miss Caldwell promised
a reward to the student in her two
English V classes who should submit
the best notebook at the end of the
IMore than 15 students signed up in
September to enter this contest. Four
notebooks were submitted the week
The judges were Misses Laura 'Til-
lett, Nell Chilton, and Julia Searcey.
The decision was made known by Miss
Caldwell on Friday, January 20.
KuykendaU^ Host at Dinner-Party to
~dai&^^2lNell Applewhite and Mr,
Miller Give Musical Selections
As a culmination of the mid-term
gaduation social functions, Kd—Kuvkpn-
dall, president of the graduating class,
entertained members of the class at a
turkey dinner. The Kuykendall home
was the scene of the affair on Tuesday
night, January 24, at 7:30 o’clock. The
37 members of the class were all
Nell Applewhite and Mr. H. Grady
Miller, G. H. S. director of music, en
tertained the guests by several vocal
and soprano selections. “Girl of My
Dreams,” and “Dawn of Tomorrow”
were the 'selections given by Nell, while
Mr. Miller rendered “Rib Rito.” At a
special request he sang “Little Hut on
the Hill.” These selections were the
special features of the evening.
Music was furnished by Mr. Miller
for a dance that ended at 11:30 o’clock.
“Please write in mine!”
“Write in mine next.”
“Oh! Bill, I want your autograph.”
“You promised to write in mine next,
now come on.”
One might have thought a number
of celebrities were visiting Greensboro
High School, if he chanced to hear the
numerous exclamations in the halls on
Thursday morning, January 26. Fa
mous people were not visiting the
school. The annuals had just been dis
tributed and there was the usual
clamoring of students gettin
graphs from fellow pupils.
John Erskine, celebrated novelist and
author of “Gallahad,” “The Private
Life of Helen of Troy,” and “Adam and
Eve,” will lecture here "Wednesday eve
ning, February 29. Mr. Erskine will
appear at the Odell M-efiTbrial building
under the auspices of the senior class
of Greensboro college.
The noted writer has been a college
professor since 1903, the date of pub
lication of his first book. Mr. Erskine
has been annually writing and publish
ing works of scholarly nature until a
few years ago when he became a na
tional figure with his “hard-boiled”
book, Gallahad. This book especially
has received widely varying criticism.
This book was soon followed by the
equally acceptable story of Fleleii of
Troy. Adam and Eve was generally re
ceived as markedly imitative of his two
With the ushering in of the spring
semester at Greensboro High, several
new courses add to the regular curri
culum. Miss Laura Tillett, head of
the English department, is teaching a
class in Creative English. This course
is open only to students taking fresh
man and sophomore English. Only one
period is devoted to this course and
full credit is given.
Mrs. Mary Ashford, adviser of High
Life, is resuming her work as journal
ism teacher. This semester there will
be two journalism classes. Journalism
I and II. The class room for these
classes will be the publication room,
which will be an advantage over the
A class in review algebra, is being
taught by Miss lone Grogan, head of
G. H. S. math department. This is in
preparation for college work. No out
side work is required, and no credit
The plan of students arranging their
own schedules was tried again this
semester with even more success than
at the beginning of the fall semester,
according to a statement made by Prin
cipal C. Mh Phillips. Juniors and
seniors registered Monday, January 30,
from 9 o’clock to 12. Members of the
freshman and sophomore classes regis
tered Monday afternoon from
until 3 o’clock.
Things were apparently running
smoothly. All schedules, after being
approved by the teachers, were re^
turned to room 101. IVhen registra
tion was completed the students left
school and returned Tuesday for half
NEW LIBRARY BOOKS
Addams, Twenty Years at Hull-
Ade, Single Blessedness and Other
Aldrich, Marjorie Daw.
xAldrich, The Story of a Bad Boy.
Beach, An Annapolis Plebe.
Benchley, Pluck and Luck.
Boylan, The Pipes of Clovis.
Bradford, American Portraits.
Brownell, American Prose Masters.
Bullard, Tad and His Father.
Burnham, Tobey’s First Case.
Burroughs, Bird Courtship.
Burt, When I Grew Up to Middle
Canfield, Hillsboro People.
Cather, April Twilight.
Clarke, Regarding the French.
Cobb, A Laugh a Day Keeps the Doc
Cobb, Goin’ on Fourteen.
Cobb, Many Laughs for Many Days.
Cobb, “Speaking of Operations—”
Cody, The lYorld’s Greatest Short
Connor, Glengarry Schooldays.
Connor, The Man From Glengarry.
Courtney, The McNary-Haugen Bill,
Pro and Con.
Davis, Gilman of Redford.
SENIOR CHAPTER ELECTS
OFFICERS FOR NEW YEAR
Clyde Norcom Is Chosen President.
Miss Louise Daniels Is New Leader
of Children of Confederacy
Miss Louise Daniels, newly chosen
leader of the Children of the Confed
eracy, called a joint meeting of the
senior and junior chapters on Saturday
January 21. From an enrollment of 25',
the seniors had 10 members present.
The meeting was opened by the group
singing “Dixie.” Following this the
rictual was read. The election of offi
cers for the year 1928 was the first
item of business. Clyde Norcqm was
unanimously elected president, while
Nancee Hax^ was chosen first vice-
president. The office of second vice-
president will be filled by Ruth Mc-
Kaughan. Ella ^ees__.Hjatham was
elected secretary./ The register and
historian are Caiji^' Hay and Ma^
garet KeJdrick, resj^ctively.
A short social hour followed the reg
ular program. Nancee Hay , will be
hostess to the senior chapter at its
next meeting, Monday night, Febru
Sir Harry Lauder, the great Scotch
comedian and singer, offers $1,000 as a
prize to the first man or woman of any
country who swims the Atlantic Ocean.
Taller, North Plainfield.
PLANS MANY PROJECTS
Scouts Will Pass First Class and Merit
Badge Work Before Selected
ELECT NEW COUNCIL OFFICERS
The Girl Scout Council of Greensboro
is planning various projects for the
year 1927, according to Mrs. Frank
Leak, Girl Scout Commissioner of this
city. At the beginning of this year
officers were elected and will serve for
the new year.
A means to hold the standard of
scouting as high as possible will be
through the Standards and Awards
Committee. Once each month any
scout wishing to pass merit badge or
fiist class work will pass it before some
member of this board.
Scouts from the four troops of this
city will pass their tests before this
committee on Saturday afternoon, Jan
uary 28. These meetings will be held
at the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Carl
Brown is chairman of the committee of
Standards and Awards.
A camp committee is making plans
for outdoor activities for all the scouts.
An educational and various other com
mittees are making definite plans for j
AN ICY ESCAPADE
He slid down the slick path.
The freshman did'—that’s not half.
He tiled to climb the slippery ground.
Fell back down—turned around.
Ed tried his cantering dance
Along the same way the freshies prance.
His luck was great—a Highland Fling—
Don’t interrupt—he won’t sing.