March 30, 1928
GIVEN AT POMONA
BY DRAMATIC CLUB
“Suppressed Desires,” “Two
Crooks and a Lady,” and “The
SPONSORED BY SENIORS
Rosa Mann, P. C. Fitch, Frances Leak,
Nell Applewhite, Margaret Davant,
Bill Byers Play Leading Roles
Three one-act plays Avere presented
by the Dramatic Club Friday night,
March 23, at Pomona School audi
torium. These plays were sponsored
by the senior class, and were directed
by Miss Virgiina HollingSAA'orth, Miss
Rachel Freeman, and J. H. Johnson.
“Suppressed Desires” was a comedy
in two cenes, written by George Cram
Cook and Susan Glaspeli. It dealt with
psycho-analysis and the marriage strife
which resulted. The players were:
Henrietta Brewster, Kenneth Motsin-
ger, and Mable, Ruth Ruth Stinnett.
A period of two weeks was supposed to
elapse between the first and second
“Two Crooks and a Lady,” written
by Eugene Fillet, was a Parisian play.
This was the story of how Hvo crooks
tried to steal a valuable diamond neck
lace belonging to a wealthy woman.
Those taking part in the play were:
Miller, the Hawk, P. C. Fitch; Lucille,
his accomplice, Frances Leake; Mrs.
Siinms-Vann, Margaret Da^miit; Miss
Jones, her companion, Lucille Sharpe;
police inspector, Fred Byers, and Gar-
rity, a policeman. Bill Petree.
In “The Romancers,” a dramatic
comedy from the French of Edmund
Rostand, a group of actors played a
scene which was laid “where and when
you will.” The cast for this plaj' was:
Pereinet, a lover. Bill Byers; Strafarel,
a bravo, Dick Douglas; Bergamin,
father of Pereinet, Bob Moore; Pas-
Quinot, father of Sylvette, Frank
PLANS FOR OPENING OF
CAMP GRAYSTONE MADE
Registration Books for Camp Have Been
Opened at Scout Headquarters and
Many Boys Register
The camping season at Camp Gray-
stone Avill be divided into five periods.
The first three periods of these will be
of two weeks’ duration, the next two
of one week. In this manner it will be
possible for the scouts Avho do not have
time to attend the long periods to get
the benefits of one week of camping at
just half the cost.
This year the instruction will be
handled in a somewhat different man
ner from the last, by having expect
merit badge examiners at camp three
days out of each week. It Avill be
possible for a boy to obtain most any
merit badge at camp.
A shop for manual training is to be
equipped with saws and tools that will
enable scouts to practice nearly all the
Mr. C. W. Phillips, principal of the
high school, is in charge of the camp
ing department in the Greensboro
Council of Boy Scouts, and it is under
his directions that the many improve
ments at Graystone are being made.
Through the courtesy of Mr. S. O.
Lindeman, Graystone it to have a neAV,
modernly equipped kitchen which is
being built near the present dining hall.
Registration books for camp have
been opened at scout headquarters and
already a number of boys have signed
up. Only fifty places are available for
each period, so unless reserAmtions are
made early there will not be room later.
Start now! Didn’t you say you Avere
going to start studying so you wouldn’t
have to “cram” for your next set of
“exams?” Well, get busy and IWe up
to that resolution.—Full Moon, Albe
GREENSBORO HI MAKES
CONTRIBUTION TO FUND
As a means of securing funds for
headquarters of the Sah'ation
Army in Greensboro, a driAm was
under way throughout the city on
March 20-21. A number of contri
butions AAmre received at the
School children in the Avhole
Greensboro district brought contri
butions to school on March 21.
This AAms the first time the stu
dents had been asked to help in
this cause and practically every
student brought some donation.
The fund raised at Greensboro
High amounted to $71.79, AAdth
room 107 having the highest
GIRL SCOUTS HOLD
Golden Eaglet Badge Will Be
Awarded to Lelia George
MEET AT WINSTON-SALEM
The Girl Scouts of the sixth regional
district of this country Avill assemble
for a district meeting on April 20-23.
Winston-Salem Avill be the center of
the meet. All troop officers of Greens
boro and captains Avill attend all ses
sions. Each troop Avill elect delegates,
one from each troop, Avith voting poAver.
Friday night a reception Avill be held
to Avelcome the representatives. A
part of the time Avill be devoted to reg
istration. Saturday morning a num
ber of scouts aaTII receive Golden
Eaglet badges. After this ceremony a
short business session aaTII follOAA^ In
the afternoon a sight-seeing tour of the
city and then a tea for the guests Avill
complete the afternoon session. A con
ference Avill conclude the tAvo-day ses
Sunday morning the scouts Avill have
a sunrise “Scouts’ Oaa'u” service; a spe
cial church sei'Afice has been arranged.
The girls from Greensboro aaTII be
entertained by the Winston scouts. A
large conference is predicted by Mrs.
Frank Leak, local girl scout commis
RepresentatiA'es from Greensboro are
Leila George Cram, Elizabeth Leak,
Clyde Norcom, and Kathleen Wrenn.
Leila George Avill be aAvarded her
Golden Eaglet badge af the coiiA'en-
tion. This badge is aAvarded as the
highest recognition in scouting.
Last year the convention Avas held
at Charleston, S. C.
“ROMANCE IN ART” TO
BE THEME OF HOMESPUN
Miss Tillett Comments on Next Issue;
Poem by Carlton Wilder to Be
“We are well pleased Avith the re
sults of the recent contest,” says Miss
Laura Tibet, adviser of Homespun.
“We are striving to grOAA' as the years
go on and make each issue better than
the preceding one.”
The theme of the next issue of Home-
spun, Avhich AAdll appear the first Aveek
of April, is “Romance in Art.” This
motive Avill be carried out by Avriting
of symmetry in nature, art, and every
day life. “Colors in the WeaAm” Avill
contain stories about famous paintings
and painters and also four one-act
plays. These are “Gillis, the Bugler,”
by Dick Douglas; “Sour ReAmnge,” by
John BroAvn; “Farms,” by J. D. Mc-
Nairy, and “Ghost-Light,” by Jack
“Probably the most outstanding fea
ture of the issue Avill be a poem by
Carlton W^ilder,' entitled, “A Farewell.”
Another interesting feature will be a
group of cinquaines, Avritten by mem
bers of the senior class,” says Miss Til
There will be one more issue of
Homespun. It is rumored that it will
be a dramatic issue.
MAKE FIELD TRIPS TO
MANY LOCAL PLANTS
Teachers Blair and Allred Plan
Numerous Projects for Ad
vanced Students of Science
FOUR TRIPS A SEMESTER
Noted By-Products at Gas Plant—Use
Coal Tar in Project Work in
“The students are all enthusiastic
over field trips; and I find they are of
great value to them, because such
projects stress the practical side of
science,” declared Mr. IVilliam Blair,
chemistry teacher of Greensboro High,
in a recent intei’AdeAA^ Each semester
definite trips are pianned for the chem
istry classes, usually four trips a
An inspection of the city gas plant
on Thursday, March 1, Avas the third
of such trips that Mr. Blair’s adA^anced
chemistry class has taken. The 15
members of the class observed the pro
duction of coal gas and water gas.
Thej' Avere instructed as to hoAv it AAms
purified and distributed to various
homes. Too, they noted the by-prod
ucts, coke and coal tar.
Mr. Edgar Allred’s chemistry sec
tion visited the gas plant on Friday,
March 16. When the Pomona classes
Avere transferred to Greensboro High,
Mr. Allred arranged for propects sim
ilar to Mr. Blair's classes.
Besides the gas plant, the sulphuric
acid plant and ice plant haAm been aTs-
ited. The class brought back some
coal tar from the gas plant. They
have been using it in project AAmrk.
The coal tar AA’as distilled by fractional
distillation and obtained from it ben
zine, napthaiene, from AA’hich moth
balls are made, tolune, from Avhich T.
N. T. is made. The project is still
Mr. Blair declared that he could not
reA’eal all the projects tried by his
class. (At one time he had six stiils
Avorking. He says it Avas for a project,
but he, too, admits that it Avill be best
U. D. C. OFFERS ANNUAL
Scholarship Offers $200 on Tuition at
N. C. C. W., Greenville Training,
State, or University
For the sixth conseentiA’e year the
Jefferson Davis scholarship is offered
to seniors in the high schools of this
state. The scholarship is for $200 on
the tuition at N. C. C. or GreenA’ille
Training School for the girl and boy
at State or the UniA'ersity of N. C.
The Education Department of U. D.
C. offers this schoiarship to aiw senior
throughout the state submitting the
best essaA’ on Jefferson Davis, the
Confederate president. The copy must
consist of not more than 2,500 AAmrds
and nicel.v typed. Contestants do not
haA’e to be of Confederate lineage. The
fact that students from all OA^er North
Carolina Avili compete Avill make the
task eA'en more difficult.
In 1925 Martha Farror, of Greens
boro High Avas aAvarded the scholar
ship for submitting the best paper.
Martha is noAV a junior at N. C. C.
GENERAL COX SPEAKS
TO OAK RIDGE CADETS
The first spring parade of the Oak
Ridge cadets Avas held March 18. The
cadets Avere revieAved by General Al-
bedt L. Cox, of Raleigh, AA’ho after-
Avards spoke on “Running the Race,”
in Avhich he advocated clean living.
RevieAving the cadets Avith General
Cox AA’ere Miss Josephine Lyles,
“sAveetheart of the Henry K. Burtner
post of the American Legion;” Miss
Alice Gray, American Legion Auxiliary
executiA-e of Winston-Salem; R. R.
King, Major Littlejohn and W. P.
Whitaker, of Greensbor^.
Other Honor Students
The members of the High Lifk
staff regret that during the rush of
editing the last issue some names
Avere omitted from the honor roll.
The staff Avishes to apologize to the
follOAAdng students : William Trox-
ell, Margaret Golden, Karl Kregloe,
Joe Knight, John Knight, Harold
Steed, Louise Reynolds, Elizabeth
Smith, Georgia McCorkle, Dorothy
Phoenix, Frances SAvift, Douglas
Long, Floyd Young Penn, Evelyn
Garrett, Grace Hobbs, Lois Siler,
Katherine Jones, Mary Mitchell,
Irene Dorsett, Mabel Block, Joy
Thrailkill, Dorothy Burnside, Mar
garet Kernodie, Leila George Cram,
Bernice Love, and Joe Hendricks.
WITH MISS DOSIER
Semester Committee Introduces
Plan Whereby Students
PROGRAMS ARE ARRANGED
“I have been Avell pleased AAdth the
spirit of co-operation shoAvn by the
pupils in the high school. Those who
haA"e taken part in the chapel programs
haA^e appeared ready and earnest in
sharing the responsibility for the suc
cess of an important phase of school
life,” says Miss Mary Dosier, who ar
ranges the chapel programs for the
This semester the committee has
Avorked out a plan in Avhich the stu
dents take part. By this the exercises
are more interesting to every one, be
cause it is the Avork of the school and
not outside Avork. Every one seems to
enjoy the programs and log foi'Avard
to attending chapel.
This plan seems to have been very
successful, and Miss Dosier plans to
continue having the students take an
active part in this Avork.
ENGLISH COUNCIL ELECTS
OFFICERS FOR 1928-‘29
Miss Mary Harrell, of G. H. S., is New
Secretary-Treasurer of State Eng
HENRY OWENS PRESIDES AT MEET
Miss Mary Harrell Avas elected secre
tary-treasurer of the State English
Council at the annual business meeting
March 24. Professor P. L. Harriman,
of N. C. C., Avas elected president of
the organization, and Miss Minnie
DoAvns, of Charlotte, Adee-president.
The second session of the ninth an
nual English Teachers’ Councii Avas
held in Raleigh March 23-24 at the
Hugh Jlorson High School.
Henry G. OAvens presided at the
opening meeting Friday afternoon. He
announced that the council noAv had the
largest paid membership in its exis
tence. Next year they Avill be entitled
to tAvo representatives at the national
council of English teachers to be held
next Thanksgiving in Baltimore.
“Creative Writing” Avas the subject
of a talk by Professor Jack Dunn, of
N. C. C. He stated that there are three
requirements: desire to AAudte, average
intelligence, and hard Avork. Dr. Wil-
iiam L. Poteat, president emeritus of
Wake Forest, spoke on “The IVider
“We do our Avork pretty Aveil, but
AA’e still lead meager ih'es,” said Dr.
Poteat. “We are superstitious, intol
erant, bored, and de^itute AAdthin.”
A narroAV range of interest and scant
intellectual resources bring about these
conditions, according to the speaker.
Helen Miles, High Life reporter and
member of the spring graduating class
of Greensboro High, underAvent an op
eration for appendicitis on Tuesday,
12. Fleien is noAV on the road to re
covery and will soon be back to cop-
tinue her studies, according to Mfs,
VON CALIO, MEMBER
OF SALVATION ARMY,
PLAYS AT CHAPEL
He Is Russian Player and
Capable of Playing 27 Dif
DELEGATES TELL OF N. Y.
Eugenia Isler Presides—Louis Brooks
Speaks of Convention—M. Sockwell
Relates Humorous Incidents
Yon Calio, a one-time Russian player,
but noAv a member of the Salvation
Army, played several of his instru
ments during chapel Monday, March
19. Yon Calio can play 27 different
instruments, and from the general
opinion of the students Avas very
FolloAving the musical program, Eu
genia Isler, member of High Life staff
and delegate to the Columbia Inter
scholastic Press Association, presided
OAmr the program. She introduced
Louis Brooks, who told about the hap
penings of the convention. He said
that the convention opened at the Mc-
Millin Theatre, March 9, at 10 :00 a. m.,
Avith a Avelcome by Dean HaAvkes,
Columbia College, and an address by
Dr. John H. Finley, of NeAv York.
After these the couAmiition picture Avas
made on the library steps, and an
exhibit of school publications AA’as held
in Earl Hall. Several sightseeing ex
peditions Avere given and a luncheon
Avas served for the faculty advisers
and for the boys. In the afternoon
session addresses Avere given and sec
tional meetings Avere held. Each dele
gate attended one meeting and prepared
himself to report on it to the others.
Saturday the sectional meetings
Avere continued and at 11:15 a. m. a
business meeting Avas held at the
McMillin Theatre. After luncheon a
“varsity shoAv” Avas presented at the
Waldorf-Astoria ballroom. After the
shoAv the convention Avas adjourned.
Margaret SockAA’ell, the next speaker,
told about the humorous incidents of
the trip. She related hoAV J. D. Mc-
Nairy and Henry Biggs got lost on
the subAvay; hoAV Elvie Hope fainted
and Margaret Britton got hysterics at
any convenient time. She said that she
and Eugenia Avent to a play too early
and consequently Avere the laughing
stock of the rest of the partj’.
ROBERT COONS ELECTED
SECRETARY Y. M. C. A.
Succeeds E. D. Yost, Who Resigns to
Accept Position With Southern
Real Estate Company
Robert L. Coons, of Noav Bern, has
been elected executive secretary of the
Greensboro Y. M. C. A., according to
an official announcement made March
24 bj’ W. E. Blair, president of the
association. Mr. Coons, at present sec
retary of the NeAV Bern “Y,” is ex
pected to assume his duties here
The iieAv secretary succeeds E. D.
Yost, Avho resigned the first of this
year to accept a position Avith the
Southern Real Estate Company. Mr.
Coons is a native of Hickory. He
received his education at Lenoir-
Rhyne Coilege and the UniAmrsity of
North Carolina. After teaching school
for seAmrai years he entered into the
Y. M. C. A. Avork.
The local directors are apparently
pleased and consider him a man capable
of carrying on the Avork here in an
admirable manner. “The board of di
rectors,” said Mr. Blair, “is highly
pleased Avith the selection of Mr. Coons
to succeed Mr. Y^ost, and has every
reason to believe that he Avill put over
a good AAmrk here.”
Come on, juniors, get your bearings.
Buck up and shoAV your spirit and
school enthusiasm. ProAm to the entire
school and tOAAm that you are juniors
and that you are filled with genuine
“juniorism.”—-Fyi?? Moon, Albemarle.