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March 30, 1928
CAMP OPENS JUNE 11
TO HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
Harry Long to Be in Charge.
Assisted Carnes and
hoys encampment later
Camp Donated by Robert Hanes of Win
ston-Salem—Greensboro High Boys
Are Invited to Come
Eight cottages, mess halls, and head
quarters building, six tennis courts,
baseball diamond, a lake of clear water
teu acres in size, and many other fea
tures to enjoy during the hot summer
months go to make up the new Hanes
Camp, located near Winston-Salem
given to that city by Mr. Robert Hanes.
He has in turn offered the high school,
Y. M. C. A. and city of Greensboro as
a whole the privilege of sharing it dur
ing the coming summer.
According to the official House Or-
(jan, monthly pamphlet of the local Y.
M. C. A., there will be five encamp
ment periods, the first starting June 11
for boys of high school age. Mr. Harry
Long, physical director of the Winston-
Salem “Y,” will be in charge, assisted
by such capable health-builders as W.
A. Carnes and Edwin Wiener, both of
It is reported that applications are
coming in fast. “If you want to spend
your vacation in a worth-wdiile Avay
and among healthful surroundings, be
sure to see Mr. Carnes in the next few
days,” says Mr. M^iener.
The whole school welcomed Jimmy
Clements, Paul Scurlock, Ed Menden
hall, Ned Lipscomb, Paul Wimbish,
“Dizzy” Hargrave, James Tidwell,
John Mebane, Bob Stone, Lacy An
drews, and Bill Pemberton, who are
home for the spring holidays, and
were glad to hear the news that:
Ned Lipscomb is vice-president of
A special program is planned for the
Parent-Teachers meeting on the evening
of April 3. The program will include
a few selections from the school band
and orchestra and the Glee Club. Dr.
W. H. Livers will talk on “Relations
of Parent to School.” A prize of a
cake will be given to the class which is
The grammar school championship
games have been discontinued and in
ter-class contests have been taken up
and will continue through May 18.
Caldwell showed up well in the Sal
vation Army subscription drive, giving
The school is keeping up its standard
in banking; for $70.6-1 was banked,
making a percentage of 60.
The Euterpe Club conducted the
chapel program for Tuesday, March 27.
The program was chiefly musical.
the Freshman Class at U. N. C.
John Sikes, ’23, is the sport editor
of the Durham Herald.
Mary Lynn Carlson made the honor
roll at Sweet Briar College. She was
a member of the Torchlight Society,
editor of High Life, and on the Home-
Beverly Moore is editor-in-chief of
the Hi-Y Weekly at U. N. C. He was
associate editor of High Life, presi
dent of the Torchlight society, and on
the triangular debating team in ’27.
Now he is making Phi Beta Kappa
Dorothy Lea, of the mid-year class
of ’26, is a member of the staff of
Helen Shuford, of the mid-year class
of ’28, is spending the rest of the win
ter in Chicago, Ill. She was on the
High Life and Homespun staffs, a
member of the Torchlight Society, and
editor-in-chief of the Reflector.
During the elections held at N. C.
C. W. on March 20, three Greensboro
graduates were elected to offices of im
Maiy Jane Wharton is the new treas
urer of the Student Government Asso
ciation at the college. Mary Jane was
graduated in 1027. She was voted the
best all-around senior and awarded the
scholarship prize for the highest rec
ord during her four high school years.
Garnet Gregory, of the class of ’26,
was the choice as editor of the Coraddi,
the college quarterlj' magazine, and
Edith Neal was chosen as president
of the athletic association.
MRS. NELLIE T. ROSS
SPEAKS ON POLITICS
Held in King Cotton Ballroom
on Thursday Night,
VERY LARGE AUDIENCE
Made a Rather Rambling Speech—Very
Spirited and Unrestrained—Answers
Questions Following Speech
Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, a former
governor of Wyoming, spoke at the
G. H. S. WILL BE SCENE OF
LOCAL SUMMER SCHOOL
School to Open June 11—Closes About
July 26—Classes From
8:30 to 12:30
Mclver School has divided its school
into two sides, the Reds and the Blues.
Each room is divided into two sides.
The rooms first have contests in vari
ous subjects. The side that wins in
each room gets one point. After each
room has had its contests the whole
school combines into the two big sides.
Each side has two cheer leaders and
some songs. The auditorium is divided
according to the colors.
The Broadcaster, the monthly publi
cation, will come out the first of the
week, making the second issue.
WHAT’S THE RACKET ALL ABOUT?
Squeak ! Squeak ! go the fiddles !
Bang! Bang! the drums !
“My ears are just ringing. What on
earth is that noise? Don’t you hear
il? It can’t be thunder, ’cause the
sk5”s so clear. Sounds like its coming
from the basement of the New Build
ing. What’s going on dowm there the
“Oboe, sound your A—all right, sec
ond fiddles. Play A, D. G, and E.
You’re all flat—try it again.”
“Everybody keep quiet while basses
“Oh, I know! It’s G. H. S. Orches
tra. They play every Monday, Wednes
day, and Friday. They’re tuning their
instruments for a rehearsal.”
Greensboro High will be the center
of the cits' summer school during June
and July. For the past several sum
mers, students who have failed anj’
subject during the regular term of
school, are allowed to make up the
work. No one is permitted to attend
who has not failed work.
The school opens on June 11, and
closes about July 26. Students must
be at school at 8:30 and have classes
until 12 :30. About eight or ten teach
ers will be enrolled in the regular ses
sion. The principal has not yet been
secured. Last summer, Robert M.
Scott, principal of Mclver, wms prin
cipal of the summer session.
open forum held at the King Cotton
ball-room, Thursday night, March 22.
One of the largest of the open forum’s
audiences came out to see and hear
Mrs. Ross. The audience showed its
appreciation of her charming person
ality and ability by submitting her to
a very unrestrained and spirited cross-
Mrs. Ross made a rather rambling
speech, telling of her owm experiences.
She told of how she was elected gov
ernor, what she did, and how she was
defeated. She urged the women to
rally to the ballot boxes and legislative
halls to stop the corruption in high
places; she closed her speech with an
appeal for world peace and the return
to higher ideals in government.
Mrs. Ross proved to be no strange
Amazon who had invaded the haunts
of man. She showed her femininity
on several occasions when she ex
plained how she had been defeated at
re-election. It resembled the discus
sion of a bridge hand and brought
forth her feminine side.
Although Mrs. Ross is definitely
identified as a Democratic leader, she
avoided the use of the first person and
spoke of the Republicans as the oppos
ing party. She furthermore declared
that the nomination of A1 Smith would
not break the solid South.
FRENCH CONTEST IS
HELD AT HIGH SCHOOL
Contest Sponsored by University of
North Carolina—Miss Estelle Mitch
ell Gives Exam to 50 Students
The annual French contest was held
Friday, March 16, in Miss Estelle
Mitchell's room. This contest is spon
sored by the University of North Caro
lina, and all the high schools of the
state are eligible to enter.
The examination was given by Miss
Mitchell to all students who wished to
enter the contest, if they were in their
second year of French. Fifty students
entered, out of which the three best
papers were selected by a committee
of French teachers and sent to Chapel
Hill. The three best papers were writ
ten by Carlton Wilder, Thelma Cald
well, and Lenorah Lineberry.
The head of the French department
at University of N. C. selects the best
paper from the whole lot and a trophy
cup is given to the winner. Honorable
mention is awarded the next best
One hundred and twenty schools en
tered this Near. This is Greensboro
High’s first time.
H. A. Helms Pleased With
Greensboro Hi Hospitality
Session Room Officers
102 George MeSwain
103 Robert Ballard
106 Clj'de Andrews
107 Romeo Lefort
201 Charles Rives
202 Irvin Stone
203 Elizabeth Boyst
206 Fred Byers
208 Melisse Mullens
204 Evelyn Glascock
1 ^—Henry Betts
2 Hugh Harwell
3 Guy Hope
4 Charlie Shoffner
5 Edna Lewis
6 Sarah Burton Clegg
7 Grace Curtis
8 Catherine Jenkins
9 Arami:ata Gant
11 S. R. Smoak
12 Glenn Goodwin
13 John Giirder
14 Rigdon Dees
15 Charles Hagan
A-2 Mary Long Benbow'
B-1 Martha Nell Carsco
B-2 Louise Park
B-3 Lucille MeClung
B-4 Doramie Hodgin
B-5 Howard Thornlow
B-0 Kfirl Kiegloe
B-7 Ruth Harris
B-8 Clay Moser
B-9 Otto Wells
SCIENCE DEPT. HAS
Outside Projects Add Zest to
the Work Which Text Books
Fail to Give
MANY EXCURSIONS MADE
The Science department of Greens
boro High School affords a course of
varied activities for the students. Dur
ing the past school year, according to
the science teachers, more than 25 pu
pils have made field trips and excur
sions which have been worth while.
At different times, the gas plant,
ice plant, Pomona Terra Cotta plant,
Dick’s Laundr.y, Bluebell Overall Fac
tory, the boiler-room of the school, and
Pemberton's Dairy have proved of in
terest to all the science classes.
The entire purpose of these projects
is to broaden the conception and
knowledge along every scientific line
available. The regular textbook does
not afford the view of the many phases
studied, and so outside projects add
zest to the work.
When visiting Pemberton’s dairy re-
centl.y, the students were informed
about the process that the milk goes
through before it is sold. They were
also told about the new caps used for
the bottles, and shown how bottles are
Will Rogers says that North Carolina
has made the most progress within the
last four years of any state in the
union. “North Carolina just looked
like it popped up overnight. They’ve
got everything,” says Mr. Rogers.
A copy of the Charlotte Observer was
recently received by the history depart
ment of Greensboro High.
Prom bankruptcy and poverty in
1877 North Carolina has emerged to
abounding prosperity in 1928. Fifty
years ago North Carolina was penni
less, and her outstanding business was
“tar, pitch and turpentine.” New Eng
land dominated in the textile manufac
turing, and North Carolina was hardly
recognized. This condition no longer
exists, however, for today she has more
textile plants than any other state in
North Carolina is not recognized only
for her business, but for her resorts as
well. Hordes of tourists are attracted
to the mountains of western North
Carolina each year. Many camps for
both boys and girls are in this section
of the state.
Vast progress in education has been
made since 1900. Illiteracy has been
decreased 50 per cent, and school prop
erty increased from $1,000,000 to
$60,000,000 in 1924.
Within the last seven years North
Carolina has shown wonderful prog
ress in roads. More than $140,000,000
has been used for building seven thou
sand miles of highways.
LAST MEET OF YEAR
The last regular Parent-Teacher
meeting of the season will be held
Tuesday night, April 3, at 7:30 o’clock
in the high school auditorium. One
meeting will follow this, but it is to be
a meeting at which officers will be
elected. The program for the regular
meeting promises to be one of the best
of the year. A very prominent speaker
has been requested to be present at the
meeting, although he has not yet been
As this meeting is so important,
high school students are especially
urged to ask their parents to attend.
‘Education Is Not Preparation
for Life, But Life
R. M. SCOTT ALSO PLEASED
Meeting Held at Greensboro High
School March 17—Various Instances
of Hospitality Are Mentioned
“The hospitality of Greensboro High
School is noteworthy,” said H. A.
Helms, principal of Pomona School, at
the general teachers’ meeting, Satur
day morning, March 17, at Greensboro
High School. He also said that the
school showed a splendid spirit. “The
cafeteria gives a square meal and also
looks after the students’ health,” said
Mr. Helms. He praised the high
school publications and commented on
their rating, and thought they were
worthy projects for the school.
Mr. Helms was one of the three
principals who gave their opinions in
the work seen in the schools they vis
ited last week. Robert M. Scott, prin
cipal of Mclver School, said there were
many things to inspire loyalty and co
operation in the high school, especially
creative work in booklets, posters,
newspaper work, poems, etc. The
speaker said that self-control, and self
reliance were being instilled into the
students to a good advantage.
“Education is not preparation for
life, but life itself,” quoted E. T. AIc-
Swain, principal of David Caldwell.
He said that education enabled a pupil
to live at present rather than in the
past or future. Mr. MeSwain said that
the teacher set an example for the pu
pil by the arrangement of the room,
her writing, and the use being made
of library books.
A string quartet was rendered by
members of Miss Imogene Boyle’s music
Mr. Frederick Archer made several
important announcements; and Mr.
M oodcock, pastor of the Forest Avenue
Baptist Church, led the devotional.
SEMESTER VII ELECTS
Lizzie Adams Powers Is Elected to Suc
ceed George MeSwain in Capac
ity of Manager
TIM McLEAN CHOSEN ASSISTANT
Semester YII of Greensboro High
School had a meeting Wednesday,
March 21, for the purpose of electing
a new manager for the 1929 mid-year
Reflector. Several weeks ago the
editor-in-chief, assistant editor, busi
ness manager, and assistant business
manager ivere elected. John Foster
was chosen as the editor-in-chief, with
Emma Griffin as his assistant. George
MeSwain was elected the business man
ager, and Lizzie Adams Powers was
chosen to assist him.
George gave in his resignation a
week after because he is going off to
school. Lizzie Adams was promoted
to the position of business manager,
and Tim McLean was elected to assist
Mr. Johnson said that all Lillian
Tye needs to make the boys’ baseball
team is a uniform.
WHAT A BOTHER!
“Oh, I don’t know what to say to
“What could j'ou say to a name like
“Whoopee, girls, I've finished mine!'’
Such was the three-fold cry that
floated out of the window of Miss
Mitchell’s room, where French stu
dents were earnestly endeavoring to
write to thelf new correspondents. It
appears that when they agreed to write
to French students they thought the
first letters would come from France.
But such is not the case—“the worm is
furred.” Writing a letter to a perfect
stranger isn’t as funny as it sounds;
but, oh, well—they say the first five
letters are the hardest.