From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
Vote for the Best
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, APRIL 13, 1928
IN MUSIC CONTEST
OF N.C. HIGH SCHOOLS
Individual Scorers Are Arlindo
Cate, Helena Troxell, and
locals make 35 POINTS
Nominees in Primary
Selected by noiniiiatiiig commit
Student Council President—
1. Charles Rives.
2. Henry Weiland.
Girls’ Council President—
1. Elizabeth Boyst.
2. Katherine Lambe.
Asheville Wins Second Place in Class A
With 22 Points—China Grove and
Lenoir Winners in Class B
The musicians of Greensboro High
School won a decided victory in the
high school music contest held at N. C.
C. W. April 12 and 13. The local school
won the trophy for class A schools
with a score of 35 points, Asheville
coming next with a total of 22 points.
Among class B schools China Grove
won with a total of 27 points while
Lenoir was second with 21.
Over 2,000 contestants representing
50 high schools of the state took part
in the contest, which was the ninth
annual meet. Dean Wade R. Brown
acted as director of the events which
was sponsored by N. C. C. W.
Dr. Victor Redman, supervisor of
music in Yonkers, N. Y., judged the
orchestral, band, instrumental, and
solo events. Frank Beach, director of
the department of music at Kansas
Teachers’ College, acted as judge for
the vocal numbers.
Among the Greensboro features of
the event were the winning of the
violin contest by Arlindo Cate; of the
piano contest by Helena Troxell; the
oboe, by William Troxell; and the
presentation to Greensboro of the
trophy for first place, and to the band
of the plaque for their victory.
SILVER CUPS GIVEN
Gathering of Student Editors,
Advisers, Journalism Teach
ers at W. and L.
INDIVIDUAL MERIT PRIZES
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GIRLS’ COUNCIL OF G. H. S.
DISCUSSES NEW PLANS
Lucy Crocker, President, Appoints Com
mittee to Help Abolish Cheat
ing in School
i “BIG SISTER” PROBLEM DISCUSSED
The Girls’ Council of G. H. S. met
Tuesday, April 3. The meeting was
opened with a Bible verse and the
The council had many problems and
plans to discuss. The first was the
“Big Sister” problem. Definite plans
were made for this and a committee
for the problem appointed by Lucy
Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell, dean of
the girls, questioned the council on
cheating in the school. The members
agreed to abolish this and to help the
students to become more honest in
work and sports.
It was suggested that a committee
be appointed to make interesting
chapel programs for the freshmen. The
first program to be worked upon is
“What a New Student Needs to Know.”
(Special to High Life)
Lexington, Va.^—Six silver loving
cups will be awarded as prizes for the
best high and prep school publications
in the South, at the gathering of stu
dent editors, advisers, and journalism
teachers, at Washington and Lee uni
versity here May 11 and 12, Roscoe B.
Ellard, head of the Lee School of
Journalism, announced today.
This meeting will be the third annual
convention of the Southern Interschol
astic Press Association. This is' an
organization formed to extend the
services of the Journalism School,
started in 1809 by General Robert E.
Lee, to high school teachers and stu
dents of the entire South, university
Two sets of books also will be given
to winners of the “Individual Merit
Contest” for delegates to the conven
tion. Tests will be sent to principals
of high schools April 1, to be taken by
those delegates to the convention who
wish to compete for the individual
prizes. Awarding of the books will be
based on the general aptitude for
journalistic work shown, Mr. Ellard
For both the school publication and
the Individual Merit contests, high
schools will be divided into groups
according to size. In each group a large
cup will be given for the best high
school newspaper, the best magazine,
and the best annual.
April 12-13, Music contest.
April 14, IVake Forest high school
April 17, Senior tea.
April 19-20, Lligh school week at
Chapel Hill; triangular debates;
April 28, Civitan track meet.
May 4-5, Intercollegiate track
May 11, “Mikado.”
May 14, Opening of Chautauqua.
May 21, Seniors’ farewell program
TALKS IN ATLANTA
ACTIVE MEMBER OF G. H. S.
ED DAVANT ACTIVE
MEMBER OF SCHOOL
Takes Part in Athletics and
School Activities; Especially
T. WILLIAMS REPRESENTS
G. H. S. WITH ORATION
Alamance High School Boy Wins From
This District in Oratorical Con
test on Constitution
HAS LETTERS FOR SPORTS
Ed Davant, member of the senior
class, has been very active member of
Grreensboro High School ever since he
entered. He has been active in both
athletics and school activities. He was
one of High Life staff that went to
Washington and Lee Press Association
for several years. Last year he filled
the position of assistant business man
ager. This year he has been advanced
to the position of business manager. At
present he is a member of the journal
ism 2 class. This spring he was one
to attend the Interscholastic Press As-
ociation in New' York.
Davant is not only active in the
school activities; he is also active in
athletics. He has played football on
the Purple and Gold squad for three
years as quarterback. He has filled
this important position on the varsity
squad for two years.
He has also been a member of the
track team as a runner. He has w'on
his letter both in track and football,
wTiich makes him a member of the
Boys’ Monogram Club.
Miss Mary Morrow Attends
Meeting of Physical Educa
TEACHES DANCING CLASS
Miss Mary Morrowq of the Greens
boro High School faculty, is in Atlanta
this week attending the Southern Phy
sical Educational Association. Miss
Morrow is the originator of a plan for
girls’ athletics wTiich forms the basis
of the Athletic Association of North
Carolina High School girls.
Thursday, April 12, Miss Morrow
talked to the High School section of
the association on this subject.
Thursday afternoon from 4 to 5
o’clock she taught a class in old-
fashioned country dancing. This class
wuis composed of Brenau College stu
dents and others wdio wTshed to attend.
Thursday evening followfing the get-
together dinner at the Henry Grady
Hotel, Miss MorroAv conducted a square
dance for an hour or more.
G. H. S. is especially interested in the
North Carolina Athletic Association, as
it originated in this school, and as its
leaders have been members of the
faculty. Mr. G. B. Phillips, former
principal, is the president of the or
ganization, and Miss Nellie K. Dry is
the secretary and treasurer of the
DEBATERS OF G. H. S.
DEFEAT HIGH POINT
IN ANNUAL DEBATE
In Triangular Debate Negatives
Lose to Winston While Affir
matives Defeat High Point
BROOKS AND BOYST WIN
Query Is: “Resolved That Congress
Should Enact McNary-Haugen
Farm Relief Bill”
COMING TO GREENSBORO
Louis Brooks and Elizabeth Boyst,
negative debaters, wmn over High Point
in the triangular debate Thursday,
April 12. At the same time Winston
defeated Greensboro’s affirmative team.
The negative team w'ent to High Point,
while the affirmative battled wfith Win
ston here. Both debates wmre held in
the respective high schools.
The query under discusison wms,
“Resolved, that Congress should enact
the McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Bill.”
The aftirmative team that debated
Thursday night against Winston wms
composed of Carlton Wilder and J. D.
McNairy, ,Jr., w'hile the negative team
that met High Point wuis made up of
Elizabeth Boyst and Louis Brooks.
Winston’s negative that debated in the
local auditorium w'as made up of
Joanna Crim and John Hodges, w'hile
High Point’s affirmative that met
Greensboro’s negative there had Eloise
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THIRD TRI-CITY BANQUET
ATTENDED BY LEADERS
High Point High School Entertains
Representatives From Winston
SPONSORED BY STUDENT COUNCIL
Program Not Yet Arranged—Full De
tails Will Be Announced Some
time in the Near Future
SEVERAL TRIPS MADE
BY CHEMISTRY CLASS
Mr. Edgar Allred’s chemistry class
has been making an interesting study
of coal gas and w'ater gas. During
this study they took a trip to the city-
gas plant and observed exactly how
the gas w-as produced, and how it was
stored aw-ay for distribution.
As soon as they w-ere ready to study
ice they made a trip to Tatum’s ice
plant to see how ice is industrially
Thomas Williams represented Greens
boro High School in the International
Oratorical contest on the Constitution
at the Guilford Coutuy Courthouse,
Wednesday, April 3. This contest wms
betw-een representatives from High
Point and Alamance, the onlv high
schools to enter in this distrmt. A l>o,v
from Alamance wmn in his oration
from this district.
This oratorical contest on the Con
stitution is sponsored every year by-
large newspapers in each state. The
winner of each North Carolina district
will compete against each other and
the winner will meet those of other
states. In all, six large prizes will be
awarded. The first prize will be a
trip to Europe, he other five will be
LOUIS BROOKS ELECTED
EDITOR OF REFLECTOR
Clyde Norcom, Assistant Editor; Albert
Lindy, Business Manager; Bill La
tham, Assistant Business Mgr.
High School Annual Goes to Press Apr. 4
The Reflector, the annual of Greens
boro High School, is coming out in the
last week in May. It went to press
April 4. It has 78 pages, on which will
be 146 senior pictures, and two group
pictures of different activities.
The Reflector will be on sale in the
senior supply room.
Louis Brooks was elected editor-in-
chief of the 1929 Yearbook at a meet
ing held by the Junior class. The
staff was elected rather early because
the ads for 1928 will be used in both
editions. Other members of the staff
are: Clyde Norcom, assistant editor;
Albert Lindyq business manager; and
Bill Latham, assistant business man
Charles Rives, president of the jun
ior class, presided and plans for the
junior-senior were discussed. The
head of each committee gave a report
of the work accomplished.
At the present, Louis Brooks is on
the High Life and Homespun staffs.
He is president of the Debating Club
and participates in the school sports.
He is on the track team and was one
of the star wrestlers of the past sea
son at G. H. S.
During the week of April 14-21, the
Redpath Chautauqua will give per
formances in Greensboro.
The program, so far, has not been
arranged. Pull arrangements will be
Co-operating with the Chautauqua is
the High School Athletic Association,
under the leadership of A. P. Routh.
This group is going to sell tickets, and
to the association will go 50 per cent
of the amount of money- taken in over
the guarantee of $2,000. This money
will be used by the association in any
Half of the guarantee has already-
No oommitteles have as yet been
chosen to assist in the preparation, but
Mr. Routh is to try to arouse the in
terest of the students and then select
Mrs. W. E. Smith Resigns
Mrs. W. E. Smith, a former G. H. S.
teacher, w-ho has been in a Richmond
hospital for about three months, has
resigned. Before coming to Greens
boro, Mrs. Smith taught in the Rich
mond schools. While at G. H. S. she
was in the Latin department.
Members of High Point student coun
cil will entertain representatives from
Winston-Salem and Greensboro Highs
at the third of the tri-city council ban
quets. High Point High, on Friday
night, April 20, will be the scene of the
banquet sponsored by the student
council. Representatives numbering 40
will attend from Greensboro and Win
ston, besides representatives from the
councils, student leaders and teachers.
This is the third of the triangle
banquets, the first being held last year
in Greensboro under the leadership of
Frederick Archer, superintendent of
city schools. Winston was the next to
entertain, and now High Point will
entertain delegates from the neighbor
“Taking the Students on a Plight”
will be the theme of the toasts. Each
school will have a part in the depart
ments of the airplane flight. A Win
ston student will speak on “Prepara
tion.” “Choosing Routes” will be the
subject of Annette Donovant’s toast.
Annette, member of G. H. S. student
council, represents Central High on
the program. “Success” will be the
topic developed by a High Point
Members of the faculty from G. H. S.
are Misses Lesley, Laura Tillett,
Blanche Hedgecock, Nellie Dry, Fannie
S. Mitchell, and Mark Lambeth, C. W.
Phillips, principal, and Frederick
Archer, superintendent of schools. Stu
dent representatives from Greensboro
will be Bill Byers, Lawrence Hoyle,
Annette Donovant, Charles RiVes,
Henry Weiland, Lucy Crocker, Clarence
Phoenix, Rachel Lipscomb, Joy Thrail-
kill. Bill Petree, Clyde Norcom, and