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March 16, 1928
CONVENTION AT N. Y.
WITH MISS CHILTON
No Prizes Given This Year, But
Blue Ribbons Awarded to
new scoring card used
Many Places of Interest Are Seen by
Students and a Thoroughly En
joyable Trip Was Had
Greensboro High School sent a large
delegation to attend the annual con
vention of the Columbia Interscholastic
Press Association. Plans having been
completed, the first group of delegates
left G. H. S. Tuesday morning about
■6 o’clock. Members comprising this
party were Louis Brooks, Laurence
Hoyle, Henry Biggs, Ed Davant, and
Dick Burroughs. They reached New
York in one and one-half days, all rid
ing in Louis Brooks’ automobile. The
second group of delegates left Wednes
day night, accompanied by Miss Nell
Chilton, chaperone. Members of this
group were Elvie Hope, Margaret Sock-
well, Eugenia; Tsler, and Margaret
Britton. They reached New York
Thursday morning after a journey on
The last three issues of the maga
zine and newspaper were entered in
the contest in Class A, which contains
the largest enrollment of any of the
Judges Use New Scoring Card
A new scoring card was followed
by the judges in making awards. No
prizes were given this year, but a blue
ribbon was awarded to the best papers
in each class, a red ribbon to the sec
ond best, and a white ribbon to the
third best. The papers receiving the
highest honor in the convention will
be sent to an international conference
of newspapers this summer at Cologne,
The convention occupied two days of
the delegates’ time, after which the
remainder was devoted to pleasure.
Some of the sights that they saw in
New York are; The printing plants of
the Neiv York Herald and Tridune, the
Flat-Iron building, the IVoolworth
building. Wall Street, and the subway
and elevated railways.
Some of the shows that the group
saw are; “Coquette,” calculated to win
the Pulitzer prize this year, written
by a North Caro'linian; “Strange In
terlude,” “King Henry V,” “Cappan-
sache,” and “Marco Millions.”
CITY TEACHERS TO MEET
AND TO DISCUSS SCHOOLS
Each Principal Will Exchange Schools
for Half Day—Criticisms to Be Made
Upon Schools Observed
“A general meeting of the teachers
in the public schools will be held some
time between now and May,” states
Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell, dean of
girls at G. H. S. “The plan of this
meeting is both pleasing and unique,”
state principals of the school faculties.
Each principal at this meeting will be
assigned to a certain school over which
he will preside for half a day. After
the principals return to their own
schools another meeting is to be held
where each principal will criticize the
school at which he has been stationed.
The purpose of this program is to
let the different schools get an idea of
the work other schools are doing.
Room 102—Ruth Long, Mary Quill
Omohundro, Alia Ross.
Room 103—J. D. McNairy, Sadie
Sharp, Eula Vaughn.
Room 106—Bill Byers, James Stew
art, Carlton Wilder, Marian Geog-
hegan, Eugenia Isler, Dick Douglas.
Room 107—Romeo Leforte, Frank
Nicholson, J. Rankin Parks, Annie
Cagle, Elvie Hope, Mary H. Robinson,
Ruth Stinnett, Martha Sherwood,
Room 202—Elizabeth Bray, Henry
Weiland, Carl Jones, Harold Cone.
Room 203—Charles Kellenberger,
Carter Williams, Edwina Jones, Kath
Room 201—Catherine Sykes, Carmen
Paterson, Clyde Norcom, Ruth Mc-
Quaige, Mary Hoyle, Nancy Hay,
Helen Davis, Mary Byrd.
Room 204—Roscoe Marsh.
Room 206—Betty Ann Combs, Carl
Room 207—Lucy Crocker, Margaret
Marchison, Lottie Wall.
Room B-1—'Margaret Banks, Eliza
beth Buhman, David Marsh.
Room B-2—Mark Stewart, Clara
Applewhite, Treva Williams.
Room B-3—Mary Scott Jones, Lucile
McClung, Nannie C. Shepherd, .Kath
Room B-5—Bernard Jenkins, Leslie
Lane, Martha Shuford, Evelyn Knowles.
Room B-2—Eloise Jones, Ruth
Room B-8—Harold Draper, Wallace
Siler, James Hinton, Walton Mofhtt,
Room A-2—Lorena Coffey, Ed
Michaels, Lynette Williams, Ella Mae
Room 12—Angela Patterson.
Room 13—Marguerita Ahman, Ellen
D. Busii, Frances Cranford, ' Billie
Edgerton, Frances Grantham, Foy
Gaskins, Wyatt McNairy, Mamie L.
Parsons, Margaret White.
Room 14—Edwin Holt.
Room 15—Mary Greene, Alma Sneed.
Room 2—'Lois Hogan.
Room 5—Columbia Gaither, Annie
Laurie Felder, Kate Wilkins.
Room 3—Douglas Cartland, Elizabeth
Ayres, Esther Self.
OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
AT SEMESTER MEETING
Rives, President; Curtis, Vice-Presi
dent; Cone, Treasurer, and Mary
Leet Underwood, Secretary
BANQUET COMMITTEE APPOINTED
By the shores of Gitche-Gumme,
The Sophomore stands;
Here he lives, half-way between
Freshman and Junior Lands.
He strolls along the narrow beach.
With proud and haughty tread;
The sun sinks lowq he rushes home,
And shivering creeps in bed.
We hear that Mr. Farthing’s classes
are to be formal hereafter, so the boys
are going to wear “tux.”
Charles Rives, varsity football man
and session room president, was elect
ed president of semester 6 at a junior
class meeting, Friday, March 2. Eu
gene Curtis, formerly of Pomona High,
is the new vice-president. Harold
Cone and Mary Leet Underwood were
elected to serve in the capacity of
treasurer and secretary, respectively.
Carl Jones will represent the semester
on the Student Council.
Following the election, a committee
was appointed by Louis Brooks, former
president. This committee will formu
late plans for the spring JuniorSenior
banquet. A report of plans will be
made at the next class meeting. Those
composing the committee are Lydia
Ballance, Eugene Curtis, and Dixon
G.H.S. GIRL RESERVES
PLAY HOSTESSES AT
Many Present Although Re
quired to Attend in Full
Girl Reserve Dress
HAVE VARIED PROGRAM
Clubs Choose Margaret Zeiglar, Mary
Short and Carmen Patterson, to Serve
as Hostesses at the Meal
The G. H. S. Girl Reserves played
hostess to the Friendship Girl Reserves
at the fourth inter-club supper of the
organization on Monday, March 5 at 6
o’clock in the Y. W. C. A. hut. Every
high school Girl Reserve was asked
to attend the meeting in full Girl Re
serve dress. A great number were
present, as this was one of the re
quired meetings for new members to
Supper was served promptly at 6
o’clock by the service committee of Bes
semer School, who were appointed to
look after the decoration of the tables.
Margaret Zeiglar, of the Worthwhile
Club, Mary Short, of Bessemer High,
and Carmen Patterson, of the B-Square
Club served as hostesses at the meal.
This inter-club supper took the place
of the weekly Girl Reserve Club meet
ings of this week.
The program at the supper was a
very varied one. Virginia Holladay
furnished the music for the occasion.
She is a member of the B-Square Girl
Reserve Club. Several skating match
es were scheduled for the amusement
of the new members and pld members
alike. Miss Blanche Hedgecock, ad
viser of the B-Square Girl Reserves,
A. GANT IS CHOSEN SPONSOR
Araminta Gant \yas chosen sponsor
of the Greensboro High School track
team at a meeting of the boys who are
candidates for track. Clarence Phoe
nix is captain of the track team. Ara
minta is a member of the sophomore
class, and editor of the sophomore edi
tion of High Life.
Troop No. 1 of the Boy Scouts, with
R. D. Stout as scoutmaster, held its
weekly meeting on Friday, March 9.
Those present at the meeting were;
George Stansbury, Donald Plunter, Joe
Taylor, John Taylor, Jacques Hardree,
Allen Brooks, Janies Hinton, James
Lewis, Bobby Wolfe, Martin Hester,
Howard Moore, and Dick Boyles. These
scouts divided into patrols and passed
various tests after the dues were paid.
At the close of the meeting the flag
B. D. xVndrews, scoutmaster of Troop
No. 3. presided at their weekly meeting
Friday night. There were 11 members
of the troop present. The program for
the evening was made up chiefly of
Some of these were; “The Gauntlet,”
“The White Elephant,” “The Wolf,” and
The scoutmaster, Mr. Andrews, says
that the boys are anxious to get their
First Class badges by the next court
of honor. Some of the boys went on
their 14-mile hike Saturday morning to
The Black Demon patrol of Troop
No. 4 out-maneuvered its brother patrol,
the Iron Horse, in the practice of arti
ficial respiration, at the weekly meet
ing of Troop No. 4, Friday, March 9.
Twelve members were present, mak
ing six for each patrol. After playing
several games, including “Prisoner’s
Base,” the troop was dismissed with
the scout oath.
Troop No. 5, of the Boy Scouts, with
F. R. Casper, scoutmaster, held its
weekly meeting Friday, March 9, with
43 of the 51 scouts present. J. D.
Wilkins, president of the troop com
mittee, gave a talk entitled “Good
Typing Awards and
U NDER WOOD
Silver Pin: Mary Baker.
Bronze Pin : Elizabeth Nowell.
Certificate : Helen Shuford, Nan
cy Hay, Herman Shelton, Marjorie
Jackson, Martha Sykes, Margaret
Allred, Frances Swift, Mary Leet
Underwood, Flora Mclver, Eula
L. C. Smith
Silver Pin : Inda Myers.
Certificate: Carl Kellam, Arthur
Campbell, Kathleen Peeler, Mabel
Cilver Pin; Garl Kellam, Ruth
Certificate: Mary Baker, Eula
Vaughn, Lewis Dicks.
Certificate; Edith Jennings,
EUGENIA ISLER ACTS
AS HIGH LIFE EDITOR
Senior Issue First of Series
Edited by the Various
UPHOLDS HIGH STANDARD
Eugenia Isler acted as editor-in-chief
of a special senior issue of High Life
which came from the press Friday,
March 2. Associate editors were Irene
McFadyen, Elvie Hope, and Doris
Others on the staff wei’e: Rose Good
win, Daphne Hunt, Charles Marsh,
Raymond Willis, Ewell Crawford,
Mary Q. Omohundro, Edwina Jones,
Carter MTlliarns, Mary Jones, Estelle
McCormick, Rosa Mann, Anna Lyon,
Sadie Sharp, Flora Mclver, and Marion
Geoghegan. The faculty advisers were :
Misses Laura Tillett, Rena Cole, Nell
Chilton, and Laura Sumner.
Each year the regular staff turns the
responsibilities over to a staff selected
by the senior class.
BILL BYERS MAKES
IN COUNCIL MEETING
Suggests That Australian Bal
lot Be Used in School
Margaret Hackney Elected Assistant
Sec’y—Byers Pleased With School
Spirit Toward Council
SENIOR TEA GIVEN IN
G. H. S. CAFETERIA
Honorary Guests, Mr. C. W. Phillips,
Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell, and
Miss Lottie Morgan
MISS NELL APPLEWHITE SINGS
Old Mrs. Cole was a merry old trane.
She called for her sophomores three.
She gave them a test.
And of grades the best
There was a round little “z.”
The senior members of room 106
were hosts and hostesses to the other
two senior session rooms at a tea dance
held in the high school cafeteria
Wednesday afternoon, February 28.
The program for the tea dance was
a very varied one. The first feature on
the program was a solo by Nell Apple-
white. Since the applause was so
great. Miss Applewhite was induced to
sing several other popular numbers.
Honorary guests at the meeting were
C. W. Phillips, principal of G. H. S.;
Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell, dean of
the Greensboro High girls, and Miss
Lottie Morgan, secretary.
COMMITTEE TO MAKE
PLANS FOR KID PARTY
Louise Thacker, Ruth Stinnett and
J. Rankin Parker, members of the
senior class, have been appointed to
plan amusements and refreshments for
the masquerade party which room 107
will give March 23, at the Jefferson
club house. The chief purpose of the
party is to acquaint the former Pomona
students with their Greensboro class
mates. The most popular costume, it is
stated, seems to be that of dressing
up like a “kid,” as this costume may
also be used for kid day, to be held at
The student council of Greensbroo
High School held a special meeting
Monday, February 27, at chapel period.
Bill Byers, president of the council,
made a number of suggestions about
voting and electing officers. Some of
these suggestions were:
Charters should be issued for all
clubs, such as dramatics and debating,
the Australian ballot should be used in
school elections to avoid students being
influenced by others, the constitution
of the student council should be amend
ed, and a rearrangement of the council
should be made. In explaining this last
suggestion. Bill stated that he consid
ered it desirous that the council act as
a senate and have representatives from
each session room, and also that the
council be composed of two houses, the
same as the United States senate is
A committee was appointed to inves
tigate, and if need be make these cor
rections. They are: I’he Australian
ballot committee, Frances Williams,
chairman, Fred Byers and Harvey An
derson, the Constitutional committee,
Lawrence Hoyle, chairman, Katherine
Nowell and Boyd Morris; the hand
book committee, Dick Burroughs, chair
man, Bill Petree and Wyatt Taylor.
Margaret Hackney was also elected
assistant secretary of the student coun
In closing his talk Bill Byers stated
that Greensboro High School has
shown a wonderful spirit towards the
council and that he hoped these sugges
tions would greatly benefit the school
JOHN ERSKINE TALKS
ON “HELEN OF TROY”
Erskine, a Member of English Depart-
ment at Columbia—Authority on
John Erskine, the American literary
genius who gave America and the
world “Helen of Troy” and “Galahad.”
spoke to an appreciative Greensboro
audience on February 29 at the Na
tional theater at 8:30 o’clock. Dr.
Erskine is an authority on contempo
rary literature. He holds three de
grees from Columbia University, where
he is professor of the English depart
ment and belongs to the Poetry Society
of America, being president of it in
The program for the meeting was
built around “Helen of Troy,” his fa
vorite theme. Some of the features on
the program were:
“Helen of Troy and Some Others,”
“The Moral Obligation to Be Intelli
gent, “Democracy and Ideals” and
various selections form his own works.
Teacher: “Pools can ask questions
that wise men cannot answer.”
“Liz” Hutt: ‘Wes, that’s why so
many flunk on exams.”—Ex.
WHAT IS A SOPHOMORE?
The first requirement of the typical
sophomore is that he be a sap. This,
the first three letters in his name, by
changing the “o” to “a” shows. The
second requirement that he must meet
is that he must have a sense of humor,
shown by the “ho,” a laughing expres
sion in the middle of his name. All
girl sophs must sew, which is shown
by the “so,” in the front of their name;
while all boys must learn to mow the
lawn and sing, shown, respectively, by
the “mo” and “re,” a note of the scale,
which appears in their name. Finally,
there is,—but no, there are no more re
quirements, as the last four letters of
the sophomore show that that is the
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