May 22, 1928
SPEAK AT MEETING
Jake Wade, of Daily Record
Staff, Talks on Newspapers
and the Reporter
SAYS NEWS IS CHANGING
When a Man Joins a Newspaper Staff
He Is in Danger of Losing
The Torchlight Society held its
monthly meeting May 4 in room 203.
Final preparations for the rummage
sale were made and the program was
turned over to Joseph Hendrix, chair
man of the program committee.
The organization heard Jake Wade,
of the Daily Record staff. Mr. Wade
was on the Charlotte Observer staff
but in his present position he is sport
editor of the Record.
Mr. Wade spoke to the society on
newspapers and the work of the re
porter. The speaker began by giving
;some detailed facts concerning a paper
and the staff. “Newspaper men,” said
he, “are the most misjudged men in
the world. They have to be so very
careful to get exact details and not
exaggerate in any way. The news
articles are differing now. Previously
they were for instruction only; they
are now merely entertaining. No long
er is the paper unified; for now it is
more departmentized. Practically
every page is devoted to some depart
ment; such as Lovers’ Colum, Want
Ads, and Women’s Society Column.
“When a men becomes a member of
a newspaper staff,” said Mr. Wade,
“he is in danger of losing his friends
as he is unable to show any partiality
whatsoever.” Often a man comes to
the editor and begs him to keep his
name out of the paper. Perhaps he
has been in court or wms the cause of
some accident. As a result the editor,
being unable to do this, perhaps loses
a friend. “The newspaper man is
most fortunate,” he continued. “He
comes in contact with every type of
person. He also learns to be a good
judge of human nature.'
Many A wards
SiLer Pin (50 word award) :
Bionze Pin (40 word award) ;
Martha Sykes, Frances Swift.
Certificate (30 word award) : Lu-
cile Leonard, Julius Homey, Nell
Bridgers, Virginia Rush, Mabel
Emma Mims, Evelyn
Silver Pin (40 word award) :
Mabel Block, Rebekah Lowe, Sadie
Certificate (25 word award) :
irginia Rush, Ruth Thompson,
Etoile Kirkman, Frank Ham.
Silver Pin (40 word award) :
Certificate: Esther Nau, Dorothy
Collie, Plummer Nicholson.
Bronze Pin (40 word award) :
Certificate: Dorothy Collie, Re
SENIORS BY ANNUAL
RECEPTION AT CLUB
Entertainment Opens With Her
alds Announcing Arrival
of King and Queen
FEATURE MINUET DANCE
Representatives From Various Activities
of the School Bring Presents for
the Rulers of the Evening
GIRI^ JOINT MEET
TO BE HELD MAY 26
More Than 30 Girls Expected to
Attend and Have Good
TO GIVE “SCOUTS’ OWN”
Number of Students Increasing—All the
New Typewriters Installed
Are Kept Busy
“Growth has been tremendous this
year in commercial classes,” said C. W.
Phillips. Three teachers are necessary
now whereas only two were formerly
Typing excels the other courses, be
cause they have been able to have one
teacher stay for two or three years,
thus making it possible for steady
progress, and is valuable to the larger
majority. Every typewriter is used
nearly every minute during the day.
Twelve new ones have been added this
The typing course consists of a text
book which must be completed before
the credit is given. There are now 250
pupils taking typing and the number
is steadily increasing.
Bookkeeping and shorthand numbers
are also increasing. Sixty take sEort-
Eand, and 40, bookkeeping. All of the
commercial classes are one year
horrors of the war
OUTLINED BY TEACHER
Stanley Johnson, physics teacher of
G. H. S., on May 4, spoke on the
Morld War to Mark Lambeth’s His
Mr. Johnson was one of the first to
go over, and went under British su
pervision. He said that he did not get
sea-sick going over, but did get sick
of eating rare goat and half-done Irish
For the first time since the organi
zation of a scout troop and Girl Re
serves Club in Greensboro, a play day
will be held by both groups on Satur
day, May 26. Sunset Hills park will
be the scene of the occasion. Girls
will begin going to the park at 11
o’clock and will have a good time to
More than 300 girls are expected to
attend and all will have lunch together
at the noon hour. Miss Alma McFar
land, first lieutenant of troop No. 2,
and FI. W. Parks, physical director of
Greensbo)fo city schools, will direct
games and stunts for the day.
At 3 o’clock in the afternoon the
scouts will conduct a “Scouts’ Own”
service which will come as a culmina
tion of the first play day between the
Scout leaders and Girl Reserve ad
visers predict this occasion will be a
great success, and will be the means
of allying the two groups.
WHAT THE SCHOOL CLOCK SAW
“Ho, hum! Another day begun.
Guess I better ring. Ding-Ding-Ding-
Ding-Ding. That’s that; anyway I
won't be lonely many more hours. Oh,
me! I reckon I better snatch forty
winks; I’m sleepy as everything.
“Bang-Bang-Bang-Bang. Whew! I
woke myself up. Gee, it’s most time
for Mr. . Oh, there he is now;
The juniors entertained the seniors
with the annual reception F'riday
night, May 5, at the Country Club.
Dick Douglas, president of the senior
class, acted as king of the evening,
with Lydia Ballance, member of the
junior class, as queen.
The guests were met at the door by
C. W. Phillips, Miss Fannie Starr
Mitchell, Miss Blanche Fledgecock,
Charles Rives, Dick Douglas, Kate
Harrison, and Lydia Ballance.
The entertainment opened with the
appearance of heralds, announcing the
arrival of the king and queen. Carmen
Patterson, as maid of honor, came
next, accompanied by Jack Patterson,
the junior mascot. The king and queen
entered, followed by their attendants,
Virginia Wade, Claire Hartsook, Eliz
abeth Boyst, and Mary Moore.
Representatives from the various ac
tivities of the school came forward
with presents for the king and queen.
Nancey Hay represented the business
ability. Elizabeth Boyst, from the
Torchlight Society, represented the
scholastic ability. Catherine Sykes
represented musical talent. Clyde Nor-
com presented the gifts of the literary
ability, and Lillian Hauck, the dra
matic department. Charles Rives took
the part of the athlete, and C. W. Phil
lips made the presentation on behalf of
The next feature on the program was
a minuet dance. Those taking part in
this were Elizabeth Flester, Katherine
Lambe, Ruth Laughlin, Dot Johnson,
Mary Louise Patterso,n Gladys Fisher,
and David Quate, Gage Hodgin, Eu
gene Curtis, Ervin Stone, Saunders Og-
burn, and Clem Campbell.
Punch and cake were served during
the evening. Old-fashioned corsages
were given the girls, and each boy re
ceived a boutonniere.
Mrs. S. O. Lindeman
MEW P. T. A. COMilTTEE
HOLDS FIRST MEETING
guess I’ll tick a little louder so he’ll
know I’m still on the job.
“Bam, half past eight; it won’t be
long now before classes begin. Tick,
tick, tick, tock. Hum, I reckon I’ll
speed up a little and make a few
pupils late. Ha! Ha! Ha! Here
come some naughty ones now.
“There’s three tardies; there’s a boy
who’s lost his book. Oh, this is rich—
ha, ha, ha, ha, ha; there’s one who
forgot his excuse, poor fellow.
“Oh well, same stuff now. Guess
I’ll go to sleep now.
Association Hopes to Make Money So
as to Help Projects of
MAKE PLANS FOR NEGT SEMESTER
‘Bang - Bang - Bam. Wham - Plop-
Blooy-Smash. Oh, my goodness,
sakes alive, they forgot to wind me,
and now I am running down—but this
ends a happy day.”
Junior Hi-Y Gives Dance
The Junior Hi-Y held a dance Sat
urday, May 12, at the Tar Heel Inn.
The script fee was fifty cents and each
member was allowed to bring a man
member. There were about fifty mem
bers present. Music was furnished by
a victrola with an amplifier.
The newly-elected executive commit
tee of the Greensboro High P. T. A.
held its first meeting May 14 at the
home of Mrs. S. O. Lindeman, presi
dent. This is an early meeting of the
committee, but was called in order to
make planF for next year.
The new president’s idea of work
in the P. T. A. is that each member is
working for the good of the students,
and Mrs. Lindeman asks the co-opera
tion of every boy and girl at G. H. S.
C. W. Phillips, G. H. S. principal,
declares that he has never seen com
mittees so enthusiastic and that from
such a start a wonderful year will re
sult. The association hopes to have
some money to help the projects of the
students. All of the mothers are get
ting things in mind now and will be
ready for work at the beginning of
Suggestions were made for next
year’s P. T. A. program. Some pro
grams will probably be held in the aft
ernoon and a quarterly meeting at
night. The first meeting is scheduled
for the latter part of September.
The membership committee will un
dertake a special project, that of se
curing more members than the asso
ciation has ever had.
P. T. A. PRESIDENT
MRS. S.O. LINDEMAN
Other Officers to Serve P. T. A.
During Coming Year
LAST MEETING OF SPRING
Mrs. S. O. Lindeman was elected
president of the Parent-Teacher As
sociation of Greensboro Fligh School
at the meeting held May 1 at Greens
boro High School. Mrs. Lindeman
comes from Missouri and has been in
Greensboro for five years.
The new officers for the coming year
are : Mrs. S. O. Lindeman, president;
Mrs. Elma Sellars, vice-president; Mrs.
H. B. Gunter, secretary; Miss Sarah
Leslie, treasurer; Mrs. H. E. Bates
and Mrs. B. M. Rives, child welfare
workers; C. W. Phillips, publicity
chairman; Mrs. W. P. Knight, program
Mrs. R. M. Vernon was elected ways
and means chairman and is assisted by
Mrs. Karol Kregloe and Mrs. J. R.
Brown. The social committee is Mrs.
F. J. Blackwood, chairman, assisted
by Mrs. J. E. Holt and Mrs. A. C. Holt.
Mrs. Tom Pemberton is chairman of
the membership committee and has as
aides Mrs. J. B. Patterson and Mrs.
A. H. Johnson. Mrs. Arthur Watt was
elected chairman of the child study
G. H. S. BREAKS THE CAMERA
“Oh ! Gimme a comb. Hurry !”
“I’m next—jnst watch me shine!”
“Who has my vanity? Quick!, give
“A’right now—let’s make her
“Come on, old girl, let us be next.”
“0-oh. I felt like a perfect idiot.”
“Did you see how I was grinning?”
This was some of the conversation
that took place at G. II. S. where stu
dents were undergoing the painful op
eration of having their pictures made.
Many and earnest were the fears ex
pressed for the camera. And more for
the cameraman, who has eyes that the
We hope that future generations,
seeing our pictures blazoned on high,
will appreciate the trouble it took to
have them taken. The place was
turned into a veritable Hollywood,
with girls rushing wildly around in
search of combs, of vanities, and most
of all for mirrors.
Such is the vanity of girls!
S. I. P. A. DELEGATES
FETED BY BANQUET
Dr. De La Warr B. Easter, As
sistant Dean of the Univer
sity, Was Toastmaster
COLLEGIANS GIVE MUSIC
Dr. Henry Louis Smith, President of
University, Presents Award—An
nouncements by Prof. Ellard
A banquet capped the climax of hos
pital it j’ shown the delegates to the
S. I. P. A. convention by these mem
bers of Washington and Lee Univer
A general atmosphere of a newspa
])er office prevailed over that of the
banquet hall. Surrounded by heavily-
laden tables of Virginia Maid sweets
was a complete newspaper staff whose
typewriters clicked and whose tele
phones were continually ringing as the
members of that staff edited a paper
which was given to the guests of the
The speakers of the evening were
proud products of Virginia. The
Senior Hi-Y Picnic
The Senior Hi-Y went on a picnic
Tuesday afternoon. May 15, at Hamil
ton Lakes. This affair took the place
of the bi-weekly supper at the “Y.”
Each boy carried with him a picnic
lunch, and after a swim in the lake,
the boys gathered around and ate their
Mr. H. E. Clary and Wyatt Taylor
were responsible for the change in
entertainment, which was greeted with
enthusiasm. This was the last affair,
with the exception of the final supper.
toastmaster was Dr. De La Warr B.
Easter, assistant dean of the Univer-
city. A symposium of the speakers
follows: “A Churchman Looks at
Newspapers,” delivered by the Rev. J.
Lewis Gibbs, editor of “The South
western Episcopalian;” “A Lawyer
Looks at Newspapers,” by Raymon T.
Johnson, professor of law, Washing
ton and Lee University; “An Educator
Looks at Newspapers,” by Dr. William
M. Brown, porfessor of education and
psychology at Washington and Lee
The presentation of awards was
made by Dr. Henry Louis Smith,
president of the university. Then the
announcements for the 1929 S. I. P. A.
convention were made by Prof. Roscoe
Music and entertainment were given
by the Southern Collegians.
HELD AT ANNUAL PICNIC
Rowing on Cone Lake Feature of After
noon—Refreshment Served to
The Greensboro High School Debat
ing Club held its annual initiation pic
nic at the Cone clubhouse last Thurs
day night. May 17. A large number of
Debating Club members and their
The party left the high school about
4 :30 o'clock. The afternoon was spent
in rowing on the lake, which is
well equipped with boats. Later in
the day the initiation ceremony was
staged. When this was completed, re
freshments were served. These con
sisted of ice cream, cakes, and sand
After supper various games were
played, and musical selections given
by members of the club. The enter
tainment wound up with a dance, mu
sic being furnished by victrola and
Those initiated were: Elizabeth
Boyst, Mary Hoyle, Ed Blair, Carter
Williams, Guy Hope, Barnard Ahman,
Ervine Stone, Ivey Groome, and Thom
Lillian Hauck and Frank Nickolson
topped the score by selling over a hun
dred tickets together. Wel’ll remem
The poor ticket-sellers got out of
school to wear out their shoes. It did
some of them good to walk.
; The girls used “Tommy” as a draw
ing card to make the female ones buy.
It was heard that Dot and Pat of
fered to accompany all the gentlemen
to the big tent. No wonder they came
back with lots of tickets sold.