From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, MARCH 16, 1928
MR. FRED A. ARCHER
VISITS HIGH SCHOOLS
OF THE EASTERN U. S.
Stops in Baltimore on Way to
N. E. A. Convention—Is
Pleased With High School
SCHOOL WELL EQUIPPED
Gets Ideas for the New High School
Building to Be Constructed—Also
Interested in School Papers
“One of the most interesting events
of my trip north ^Y^is my visit to Balti
more high schools,” said Mr. Frederick
Archer, superintendent of Greensboro
schools, in an interview Tuesday,
March 7. Mr. Archer stopped in Balti
more on his way to the convention of
superintendents of the N. E. A.
“Gynne’s Falls Park Junior High
School,” according to Mr. Archer, “is
one of the best equipped I have seen.”
This school has grounds the size of
those at Aycock School. The building
itself is much larger, for 2,GOO students
attend school at Gynne's Falls. The
yards have enclosed paved courts for
Mr. Archer was particularly inter
ested in the school paper, and he con
versed with the faculty adviser while
there. The industrial arts department
was well liked by Mr. Archer. He
said “the sculpture being carved from
soap was unusual and showed remark
able skill.” The chapel programs were
given at practically every hour of the
day and each one had a large attend
ance. Mr. Archer said the principal of
the school considered these one of the
best features of the school, much bene
fit coming through them.”
The manual vocational activities
were noted by Mr. xVrcher.
OLD MEMBERS TAP
FOR HONOR SOCIETY
Each White-Robed Old Member
Gives Lighted Candle to
PHILLIPS MAKES A TALK
New Members Cl^sen Because of Activi
ties in Scholarship, Service, Leader
ship—Is Coveted Honor
^venteen new members for the
Front 1‘ow (left to right)—Carter Williams. Eugenia Isler. Daphne Hunt, Mary Henri Robinson, Mary Lou
1‘aniperin, James M ebb. Middle row—Estelle McCormick, Dorothy Donnell, Elvie Hope, Rosa Mann, Doris Hogan.
Top row—Arlindo Cate, Frank Nicholson, Romeo Le Forte.
SEM. 7 ELECTS J. FOSTER
EDITOR OF REFLECTOR
Assistant Editor-in-Chief, E. GriflSn; G.
McSwain, Business Manager; Lizzie
A. Powers, Assistant Manager
MEETING HELD THURS., MARCH 1
John Foster was elected editor-in-
chief of semester 7, at a class meeting
held Thursday, March 1, in room 203.
President James Webb presided over
the meeting. Miss Laura Sumner and
Miss Mary Ellen Blackmon, faculty
advisers, were present.
After some discussion the editors
were elected as follows: Editor-in-
chief, John Foster; assistant editor-in-
chief, Emma Griffin ; business manager,
George McSwain ; assistant manager,
Lizzie Adams Powers.
During his schooling at G. H. S.
John Foster has held many important
positions. He was president of the
Dramatic Club, vice-president of semes
ter , and has had important parts in
plays given by the Dramatic Club.
“ George McSwain has also held many
positions. He was president of semes
ter 5. He is in the Debating Club.
Lizzie Adams Powers held several of
fices during her freshman year. She
has also had parts in the Dramatic
Emma Griffin was president of semes
ter 6; she is a member of the Torch
light Society. Emma was also on the
girls’ council during her sophomore
“Judging from the good work these
editors have done in the past, the
pupils of semester 7 feel confident that
these editors will prove themselves
worthy of the positions they hold,” said
James Webb, president of semester 7.
At a junior class meeting March 2
the heads for the junior issue of
High Life were elected as follows;
Editor-in-chief, Clyde Norcom;
managing editor. Bill Imtham; busi
ness manager, Eugene Curtis.
The other members of the staff
were later appointed : Associate edi-
ptors, Mary Leet Underwood, Albert
Lindy, Ella Mae Barbour, and
Assistant editors, Mary Long Ben-
bow, Bill Spradlin, Tmuis Brooks,
and Bill Tranter.
MISS FANNIE MITCHELL
WILL ATTEND MEETING
Will Make Talk on the Child at State
Association of Deans, on
March 23 and 24
STUDENTS OF G. H. S.
GO TO WASHINGTON
Grady Miller Supervises Trip
Made to See “Mikado” Ac
companied by Students
J. H. JOHNSON WITH PARTY
Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell is to
make a talk at the State Association
of Deans, to be held in Raleigh, March
23 and 24. According to Miss Mitchell,
there will be four talks on the causes
of failure in the high schools. Miss
Mitchell is to talk on the child. Three
others will be on the schools, homes,
and teachers, respectively.
Miss Sarah M. Sturterant, professor
of education. Teachers’ College, Colum
bia University, will conduct an insti
tute. Her general subject will be “The
Office of the Dean of Women.” An
open forum will give college deans,
high school deans, principals, and
superintendents an opportunity to
answer questions pertaining to the
work at each meeting.
Miss Mitchell says, “Miss Sturterant
is a wonderful teacher, as I have
studied under her in summer school at
Columbia University and know her
personally.” Miss Sturterant’s talks
will be the main things on the program.
“The Washington trip as a whole
will prove beneficial in helping to cast
‘The Mikado’ in a successful style and
in producing the opera more profes
sionally,” said Grady Miller in an in
terview after his recent trip to
Mr. Miller, director of music of
Greensboro public schools and pro
ducer of “The Belle of Barcelona” and
“Pirates of Penzance,” journej' to
Washington on February 29. Mr. J. H.
Johnson, member of the English de
partment, originator and producer of
“Purple and Gold Revue,” and assis
tant director of dramatics, accom
panied him to see the original New
York cast present “The Mikado” at
the Shubert-Belasco theater.
The group left Greensboro at 2
o'clock and reached Richmond at 7.
After dinner at the William Byrd
hotel, they started the last lap of the
journey and arrived in Washington at
MAGAZINE AND PAPER
WIN HONORS FOR G.H.S.
High Life and Homespun, en
tered in class A at the fourth an
nual Scholastic Press meet at
Columbia University, were again
awarded national honors among
liuhlications of this country. High
Life won second place among news
papers and Homespun was grouped
among the first selections in a
special literary magazine classifi-
This year is the first time that
the G. H. S. publications have been
entered in class A; that is, schools
with over a thousand enrollment.
Before this the periodicals have
competed with schools of 500 to
MEETING OF FRESHMEN
DEBATERS HELD TUES.
(Continued on Page Six)
MEMBER OF FACULTY
Guy Hope, President Appoints Atten
dance Committee—Wyatt McNairy
Speaks on “Aspirations”
tForchlight from semesters seven and
eight were chosen to bel-o^g^Jo the local
chapter of the national honor society.
They were tapped into club publicity
in chapel March 5. These new mem-
hers were chosen because of their ac
tivities in scholarship, service, leader
ship and character.
Mr. C. AV. Phillips, principal of the
Central High School, gave a short talk
on what the Torchlight Society stands
for, and the honor of belonging to it,
before the procession of the robed stu
dents came in. He stressed the fact
that scholarship plays a most impor
tant part in being chosen a member of
the honor society, because one has to
make an average of 85 per cent for the
four years in high school to be eligible
for the Torchlight Society.
After this impressive talk the old,
members of the society, robed in white
and wearing graduate caps, came down
the middle aisles, bearing white can
dles, the symbol of the four-fold ideal
of the society. After they had filed onto
the stage, Henry Biggs, the presi
dent of the society, spoke briefly on
the ideals and standards of the honor
club. He then bade the old members
go forth and tap those new members
who had been elected into the society.
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STUDENT COUNCIL WORKS
ON CHAPEL PROGRAMS
Representatives From Each Semester on
Committee—Picked by the Presi
dents of Different Classes
MORE SCHOOL TALENT TO BE USED*
It is something new at G. H. S. to
have a permanent supply teacher. This
new teacher is Mr. Hawthorne, a
former student of Harvard College.
Miss Viva Playfoot, who is a member
of the Greensboro High School faculty
and teacher of home economics, went
to Memphis, Tenn., March 4, to attend
a state convention. The purpose of the
convention was to encourage home eco
nomics. Many talks on sewing and
cooking as taught in high school.and
college were made. Miss Playfoot
represented the high school department
as well as the N. C. C. W. department
of home economics, of which she is a
member. The convention is under the
supervision of the state.
The Freshmen Debating Club of
Greensboro High School held its weekly
meeting in Room B-3, Tuesday, March
d, at chapel period.
Guy Hope, president of the club, ap
pointed a committee consisting of Ran
dolph Freeman, chairman; Edwin Gar
rett, and Charles Hagan. The duty of
this committee is to check up on the
persons who are absent from the club
and find their excuse. This committee
also decided that they would elect two
officers to speak about the debating
club in chapel. These were Guy Hope,
president, and Douglas Cartland, secre
The program for this meeting was
then announced. The first feature was
a talk by Wyatt McNairy on “My Fu
ture Aspirations.” Wyatt’s aspirations
have been very varied, and he has
aspired to become a soldier, president,
merchant, barber, burglar, and lastly
The second feature on the program
(Continned on Page Five)
A committee for the purpose of ar
ranging a greater variety of chapel
programs is being sponsored by student
council of Greensboro Fligh School.
A representative from each semester
is on the committee. They were picked
by the president of the different classes.
Mamie Leak Parsons is representing
semester three; Prances Stern, semes
ter three; Frances Swift, semester
four ; Edwards Michaels, semester five;
Nancy Hay, semester six; Mary B.
Williams, semester seven, and Mar
garet Flackney, semester eight. Annette
Donavant is representing the student
council and Miss Dosier is faculty
They wish to use more school talent
than outside talent. Any suggestions:
from the student body at large as to,
the programs they would like to have
will be gratefully received by , the
For April and May a number of pro
grams have already been arranged.
At the time of the election of the
president of the student body, which
will start in April, candidates will be
discussed. The first two weeks in
April will be used for this discussion
and then the election will take place.
The registration will take place the
first week or so and then will come the
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