March 2, 1298
MR. C. W. TROXEU
TALKS TO STUDENTS
ON BEHER SPEECH
Growth,” Says Mr. Troxell, “Is
the Greatest Thing Which
We Are Seeking”
‘NEVERTHELESS’ IS GIVEN
One-Act Play Carries Out the Theme of
Better Speech Week—Play by
“Better Speech” was the motive of
the chapel programs at G. H. S. on
February 20-21. The program consisted
of two features. Mr. Charles W.
Troxell, professional music teacher of
Greensboro, appeared on the first part
of the program, while in concluding,
“Nevertheless,” a one-act play, was
staged by the dramatics department
under the direction of Miss Virginia
“lYhat is the greatest thing in life
we are seeking?” began Mr. Troxell.
“Growth, a goal in every life,” was
the reply. Growth was marked as an
essential in every phase of life, a mat
ter of open-mindedness, according to
the speaker. “Diction,” he declared,
“is an important mark of culture. As
for me, I find good diction essential in
speaking and singing; it is absolutely
inseparable from singing.” Mr. Trox
ell declared that he worked constantly
with a dictionary at his elbow, with
the decision that the English language
is beautiful, but hard. His concluding
challenge was “Don’t cease to strug
“Nevertheless,” by Stuart Walker,
t?oncluded the program. Mary enri
Robinson, acting the part of Lou, the
little girl, and John Foster, as Bill,
afforded a number of laughs. Dick
Douglas acted the part of an amateur
Bill and Lou are being punished be
cause of using incorrect English.
While reading, Lou finds a word,
“nevertheless,” which to her looks
peculiar. She prevails upon Bill to
put out the light and an elf will tell
them the meaning of “that funny
word.” While they are waiting, a burg
lar enters and takes advantage of the
two children. Lie is apprehended and
is promised freedom if he is able to
givee the meaning of “nevertheless.”
Unconsciously he uses the word and is
immediately set free.
I’ve heard that when one had been
Most all the way through school
That he could talk and chew chewing-
And break the strictest rule;
But for myself I have found this a
As seniors are not allowed to even
make a break;
And everybody thinks we should
Be dignified and grown;
They should assign a task like that
To some who could behave.
For seniors have a terrible time,
As to school, they come and go;
So please don’t say, “Of course
He’s a senior, don’t you know?”
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Facts About Measles
1. Early Symptoms — Dry cough,
sneezing, watery eyes with redness of
con.iunctive, fever, loss of appetite, and
2. Contagious I’eriod—From 3 to 5
days before eruption to 7 or 8 days
3. Quarantine Period—To 11th day
4. Measles most dangerous for chil
dren under 3 years of age. More than
70 per cent of all deaths from measles
are of children under 3 years.
5. Children may be protected, or di
seases made milder by use of serum of
person who has recovered from measles
two weeks to three months. The use
of serum is confined to children under
3 or 4 years of age.
G. Every case of measles should be
under the care of a physician, especially
those under 3 years of age.
7. Begin the care of children when
the first symptoms develop; such as:
cough, sneezing, etc. Usually have
some fever at first and should be kept
in, and other children who have not
had measles not allowed neaer them.
8. Principal Cause of Death—Bron-
cho-pneumoina, which is usually of a
very dangerous type. Other complica
tions: Middle ear infection (shown by
ear-ache), diarrhea or acute nephritis.
TWO G. H. S. BOYS
GO TO WASHINGTON
J. D. McNairy and Bill Byers, mem
bers of the June graduating class, will
leave for Washington, D. C., March 7,
to take physical examinations for en
trance into West Point and Annapo
lis. These two boys received appoint
ments last fall. Bill Byers will at
tend Annapolis and J. D. McNairy will
attend West Point.
J. D. and Bill have been active stu
dents throughout their high school
careers. J. D. is editor of High Lief
and a member of the Homespun staff.
Bill is president of the Student
MIRACLES do HAPPEN
“You may use any door except this.
Only people coming into the building
use this door.”
“But—but don’t you see? Oh, you’re
a teacher; that’s the reason!”
“This door is only for the use of peo
ple coming in to the building.”
“But I’ll be late to my next class!”
“I’m sorry; you’ll have to use
“Well, I’m in a hurry!”
“You may use any door but this. No,
sir, you can’t get by!”
There are very few in this school
who have not had the above experience
with one faithful teacher and traffic
cop, Miss Lily Walker. Miracles do
happen. From now on we won’t be
surprised at any new position our
teachers will hold—^from being “dear
teachers” up to being traffic cops.
c. H. v-Kr>-- *•
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DR. JOHN H. COOK
TALKS TO TEACHERS
OF CITY SCHOOLS
Speaker Says “Teachers Are
Teaching* Boys and Girls,
Not Imparting Facts”
DR. C. C. HUDSON SPEAKS
Discusses the Measles Epidemic in
Greensboro and What Shrould Be
Done to Prevent It
“Great ideals and great purposes,
not an accumulation of knowledge,
make a great man,” stated Dr. John
H. Cook, of N. C. C. W., in his address
to the teachers of the Greensboro
schools Saturday, February 18. The
meeting was held in the high school
auditorium. “It is not information
that makes the world better; as in
football, it is the spirit that counts,
not the facts.”
Dr. Cook further explained his ideas
about education by stating that its
purpose was not to make everyone
alike, but to broaden them indiAudual-
ly. He said that a chief defect in the
education of America is the postpone
ment of choice of vocation and that
before entering high school a pupil
should have a definite aim.
The speaker expressed himself as
believing that too much time is spent
in non-essential facts. He believes
that the teacher should teach children,
not lessons. Referring to the teaching
itself. Dr. Cook said that it should be
more “up-to-date.” “Things that people
are interested in today should be
taught. The schools squelch individ
ual thinking and independence. The
pupil returns to the professor only
what he gives out. There should be
more motivation in school work, so
that it would no longer fail to in
spire,” said Dr. Cook in closing.
Rev. Dwight Chalmers led the de
votional exercises at the meeting. Two
boys of the second grade of Mclver
School, Emil Phippils and Lawrence
Roberts, sang “Bobby Shaft.” Dr.
C. C. Hudson spoke on the measles sit
uation, urging the teachers to take
every precaution in the school-rooms.
There was a young fellow named Lars,
Who said, “I’ll fiy to Mars.”
He jumped off a stump.
Fell with a bump.
Said he, “Now I’ve been to the stars.”
Greensboro College is a mem
ber of the Association of Col
leges and Secondary Schools of
the Southern States.
Chartered 1838. Confers the
degree of A. B. in the literary
department and B. M. in the
In addition to the regular
classical course, special atten
tion is called to the depart
ments of Home Economics, Ex
pression, Art, including Indus
trial and Commercial Art,
Education, Sunday School
Teacher Training, Piano Peda
gogy, and to the complete
School of Music.
For further information apply to
SAMUEL B. TURRENTINE
Geeensboeo, N. C.
WITH THE FACULTY
“I think that the orchestra contains
a fine group of students and has much
talent,” states W. H. Major, of Kan
sas, new addition to the instrumental
music department of G. H. S. Mr.
Major, after being introduced to the
high school orchestra by Earl Slocum,
the director, was ushered into his new
duties during the latter part of last
week. Lie states that Greensboro is
a real city and the band a real band.
Miss Estelle Mitchell, the head of the
French department, was absent several
davs last week on account of sickness.
Miss Mary Wheeler, of the English
and Dramatic departments, has been
absent from school since the beginning
of this semester on account of sick
ness. Although much better, she is
unable to attend school yet, but is hop
ing to return to her duties soon.
Tentative Calendar for
First teaching day, February 27.
Number teaching days, 20.
Industrial Art Extension, city
teachers, March 3, 10, 21.
Principals and Superintendent,
March 5, 19.
Dr. Jackson’s Extension Dates,
March 5, 12, 19.
Public School Music, city teach
ers, March 7, 24.
Public School Music, county teach
ers, March 7, 24.
Meeting with Supervisors, March
Industrial Art Extension, county
teachers, March 10, 17, 24.
Art Meeting, 2nd grade teachers,
Principals’ Club, March 12.
Art Meeting, 3rd grade teachers,
Art Meeting, 1st grade teachers,
General Teachers’ Meeting,
Last Teaching Day, March 24.
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Teachers Are Entertained at Vicks*
Clubhouse—Mr. Joe Johnson Acts
as Master of Ceremonies
The members of the G. H. S. fac
ulty were entertained by the teachers
of the English department at Vicks’
Clubhouse on Friday, February 17.
The receiving line was composed of
the teachers of the English depart
ment, assisted by Miss Fannie Starr
Mitchell, and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Phil
lips. The club-room was appropriate
ly decorated, carrying out the Valen
During the evening many games
were played. The most popular were:
“Going to Jerusalem,” paper race, and
bridge. Stunts of various kinds were
presented. Before the open fireplace
the guests sang, led by Mr. Joe John
son, who entertained with many songs.
The finale was a grand march, com
posed of all the members of the fac
Punch and heart-shaped cakes
N. E. CONFERENCE
MEETS IN BOSTON
Mr. IT-ederick Archer, superintendent
of city schools, attended the National
Educational Conference in Boston. The
conference is an annual affair, and is
of great interest to the teachers and
principals of this city.
Dr. Kephart and Miss Gladys Boy-
ington, members of the North Caro
lina College for Women’s faculty,
accompanied Mr. Archer on this trip.
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