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January 20, 1933
Benjamin Franklin, Foremost
In Science, Invention, Service
If one should trace the history of
the conveniences of this age, one
would be surprised at how many may
be traced to the talents of one man
Benjamin Franklin, whose birth month
He was not only distinguished in
science and public service, but also in
diplomacy and literature. It has been
said that, “He was the Edison of his
day.” He discerned the identity of
lightning and electricity.
'Fhe furnaces which heat our homes
are based on the principle of the
Franklin stove. He organized a fi’.e
company, and, though he isn’t given
credit for it, he founded a hospital.
We have him to thank for sidewalks,
paved streets, better cleaning and
lighting of the streets, and the protec
tion of stores and homes by the night
The U. S. postoffice is based on the
postal system which Franklin organ
ized for the colonies.
Lord Jeffrey, editor of the Edin
burgh Review, said that, “in one point
of view Franklin’s name must be con
sidered as standing higher than any
of the others that illustrated the
ELECTION IS CLOSE
In many cases the race for superla
tives in the mid-term graduating class
was extremely close. In some cases one
vote was the deciding factor.
In the vote for the best sport, Jess
Waynick ran but a few votes behind
George Underwood who was elected.
Louise Greene was close to Dorothy
Hodgin as the prettiest girl.
Hardy Root was one vote behind Ed
ward Cone as the most gifted.
Helen Crutchfield ran Percy Bostick
a close race as the most individualistic.
Helen also was near the top as the
most versatile and most representative.
Sherman Hines lost as the most dig
nified by only a small margin to Edna
Howell Overton had but a slight edge
over Hardy Root as the cutest boy.
Hardy Root also ran a close race as
the wittiest and most popular boy.
Dennis Snead lost as the most ath
letic by a narrov; margin.
The race was exceedingly close be
tween Irene McCurry and Helen
Crutchfield as the biggest flirt.
In the vote for the biggest talker
Hillard Clein was unanimously elect
ed. This was the only landslide in the
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Junior Clubs Prepare
For French IV Activity
In order to prepare her French 3
students for future work. Miss Estelle
Mitchell, head of the French depai’t-
ment, organized junior French clubs
in her first and second period classes.
The purpose of the clubs is to acquaint
students with the correct procedure
used in the French 4 club.
In addition to writing papers on
Christmas, the clubs, at the end of
the study of “Cosette,” by Victor Hugo,
presented the story in dramatic form.
The clubs of which each student is
a member, have elected the following
officers: First period, president, Eliz
abeth Drummond; vice-president, Dor
othy Sherwin; secretary, Beverly Bur
gess; second period, president Marilu
Smith; vice-president, Paul Curtis;
and secretary, Martha Fry.
January 9 Marks Start
On Triangular Debate
Work on the Triangular Debate be
gan January 9 at 3:30 when a meet
ing of the debaters was held. The
club will meet on Mondays and Thurs
days at which time discussions on the
Sales Tax will be held. Regular as
signments will be made at each meet
ing, and these will be reported upon
at the next session.
Sales Tax, the subject of the discus
sion, should be of vital interest to
everyone, as it may be the next source
of revenue for the school.
IS HE REDUCING?
Ah-h-h-h, what a president! Just
watch him! He does anything. Even
leaves attract his attention but not
leaves of books.
The cleaning of the campus near the
street was progressing none too rap
idly, Frank Pittman thought, so he
spends nearly all his lunch period try
ing to help. He rakes the leaves and
rakes some more and for all his work
none follow his example. His hopes
rise high as Oka Hester and later Gon-
ville De Ovies stroll up. But, woe, no
help do they give to this hard work
Oh boy, what a student body, what
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DID YOU KNOW THAT—
Iceland has neither prisons nor
The first license to drive an auto
mobile was issued in 1893?
The first pullman car was built
William Penn occupied the first
brick house in America?
Greensboro high has taken the
spot light in the matrimonial col
umn pf the newspapers?
Debaters Argue Debts
The war debts shouia not be cancel
ed, decided the judges of the debate
which was held in the debating club,
Friday, January 7, during activities
The main speakers on the affirma
tive were: Irma Lee Graves and Helen
Hinson; and on the negative, Evelyn
Goss and W. E. Benbow.
There were many other discussions.
This debate ended the semester’s
The members at the club welcomed
a few of their former members who
are now at Guilford College. Mr. Phil
lips was also a welcome visitor.
At a later session the club elected
the following officers: Talmadge
Smith, president: A. C. Holt, vice-
president; secretary, Phyllis Morrah;
sergeant-at-arms, Billy Womble;
membership committee, Joe Stone,
chairman, David Stafford and W. S.
Benbow; program committee, Melvin
Appel, chairman, Maurice Polk and
Jack Cheek; social committee, Irma
Lee Graves, Phyllis Morram, and
Thomas Millen; publicity committee,
Helen Hinson, chairman, and Billy
Work of Fall Semester
Portrayed In Program
The orchestra opened the program
sponsored by the night school Monday
evening, January 16. The mechanical
department put on a display followed
by the trade and dressmaking depart
ment. An office setting was arranged
on the stage, and a wireless message
was received through radio, transcrib
ed by the typing department, sent to
the head where it was then dictated
to the shorthand department. All of
the customers’ accounts were handled
by the bookkeeping department.
Spelling and construction of sen
tences and penmanship were checked
by their respective departments, and
salesmen went out immediately to
close the day.
Hardy Root, mid-term graduate,
sang a baritone solo at the First Bap
tist church last Sunday. Hardy in
tends to go tp the Peabody Conserva
tory of Music at Baltimore in Sep
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Edmund Lbwe, Evelyn Brent in
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Wednesday, Jan. 25th
They Decided to Forgive and Forget.
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Joy Bell Wheeler, Jack Staples
Collide; Christine Miles Run
Down By Auto.
The toll of major accidents among
G. H. S. students was raised a second
and a third time during the first
semester. Joy Bell Wheeler received
a severe fractured skull and a broken
arm in a collision with Jack Staples,
who suffered a slight brain concussion
which did not prevent his attending
school after the Christmas holidays
Another skating accident occurred
when Christine Miles was r.in down
by an automobile as she proceeded to
cross a street intersection. A broken
collarbone was the extent of her in
Just Like a Fairy Tale
The campus takes on new life while
rises the lofty steel frame of the new
gym which seems to grow out of the
ground and rapidly ascend toward the
sky. Soon it will ring with echoes of
happy students as they enjoy the
benefits of body building to be gain
One marvels at the din, the move
ment, the changes, and the sheer joy
of it all.
On one side men are busily engag
ing axes to fell the mighty oaks and
chop G. H. S. out of the sticks, while
on the other side some are digging
out havens for the repose of delicate
young shrubs and laying deep founda
tions for the great weight of grass
seed. The vast open spaces beneath
the trees are being cleared of the de
posit of debris and leaves from last
spring’s growth and then slow decay.
The work is all afire; the men as
they thread tKieir way among their
fellow workers are happy with a
hopeful serenity on their faces where
once sat almost despair. The scent of
spring breathes from the fragrant
newly upturned earth.
Oh, happy days these, when the stu
dents can behold a beautiful campus,
and workers can thrill at the tingle
of the silver.
GOD SAVE OUR TOES
I know everyone has noticed several
gloomy faced lads around this school,
and I also know that your hearts go
out to them. Poor kids! Unable to
find a joy in life. Boo-hoo!
We have soi’e toes!
You ask Ihy such an epide:^ic
should break/loose? I say it is that
we are unable to go to our lockers
during the last five minutes. We rush
to our lockers at the tinkle of the
bell, spend an hour trying to get our
books into our bookbag—between the
teeth, and—Alas!—end up by dropping
the books on our toes! Ah! such
agony I have endured while vainly try
ing to bookbag my “Lit. and Life,”
Book Four—Greenlaw and Miles.
A long time ago we could get our
books, go into our rooms, bookbag our
books by placing the bag on the desk,
and then calmly await the bell.
But now, we can’t think, we can’t
concentrate, we can’t even study—our
feet are too sore!
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Capturing the knightly laurels held
by “le Burroughs” last year comes an
other all-around star, “Runt” Wrenn
I captain to you.) This 192 pounder,
with brown hair, flashing blue eyes,
and a broad ready smile, has won the
complete admiration of athlete wor
As a freshman, Elmer accomplished
the near impossible, making the var
sity eleven. Since that time he. has
played a steady game at guard, not
only excelling on the football field,
but on the basketbaU floor as well.
Besides outstanding work in these two
sports, Wrenn has received honors in
the field of track. In his third year
he was elected captain of the 1932
gridiron men and the ’33 basketeers.
During the entii-e ’32 season Elmer
played through the nine scheduled
games without being taken out. At
the end of the season he was placed
on the first team of the official all-
state high school eleven. He was also
chosen by Coach Belding as first string
all-state guard. The only other man
representing the Purple Whirlwinds on
the lineup was Hester, at the pivot
Although Captain Wrenn was un
able to participate in the six holiday
practice games of the quintet this sea
son, he has played outstandingly well
in every game since. Much of the
team’s further success is dependent on
this competent guard.
This spring Elmer will wind up his
brilliant high school athletic career by
joining the track men. G. H. S. will
miss you next year, “Runt,” old boy!
FOUR NEW MEMBERS
Tapping of the Golden Masquers,
which is an annual event, took place
A Western Union boy entered the
auditorium and presented five tele
grams to C. W. Phillips.
Those receiving the telegrams sign
ed Spirit of Comedy and Tragedy
were: Hardy Root, Jim Applewhite,
Cecelia Todd, and Ernest Ford.
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Tea Given to Parents
Misses Lesley and Caldwell,
Senior Faculty Advisers, Re
ceive Guests In Library.
The library of Greensboro high was
the scene of gay activity on Friday,
January 6, when Misses Sarah Lesley
and Amy Caldwell, faculty advisers of
the mid-term graduating class, gave
tea for the parents of the seniors.
In the receiving line were: Misses
Lesley, Caldwell, C. W. Phillips, Miss
Fannie Starr Mitchell, Dot Hodgin,
Charles Elder, Johnson Hayes, George
Underwood, and Dennis Snead.
Mrs. J. H. Johnson, Lile McGinnis,
Helen Cooke, Margaret and Myra
Roach, Helen Crutchfield, and Mary
Margaret Bates, served the tea.
Julanne Klutz was chairman of the
Excelling Math III Students
Are Called Flying Squad
For the extremely smart and fast
students who are excelling their class
mates in Math III special classes call
ed “Flying Squads,” have been plan
ned for them in Math V.
The teachers of these classes will be
James Farthing, second period, from
317; Miss Mary Morrow, fifth period,
room 204; and Miss Ida Belle Moore,
third period, room 315.
Miss Gertrude Farlow says that ac
cording to her present plans, there will
be two issues of the Latin paper next
semester instead of one this semester
and one next semester as she had orig
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TEN MORE MINUTES
FOR SUPPING SOUP
Boy, whiz! what do you know
about this? To the great pleasure
of the students, next semester
brings forty minutes in which to
Just exactly, (to the second) ten
more minutes than the present
period allows. Atta, boy!
DR. BATES DELIVERS
SERMON TO SENIORS
The Reverend C. W. Bates, D. D.
Calvary Methodist Protestant church
pastor, delivered the baccalaureate ser
mon to the midyear graduating class
in the auditorium Sunday night. Jan
Preceding the sermon the Glee Club
sang the hymn, “My Soul, Be On Thy
Guard.” Following this there was a
responsive Scripture reading, two
songs by the Glee Club and a prayer
by Rev. H. Grady Hardin, pastor of
West Market Street Methodist church.
Reverend Bates held up the spirit
of Joshau as an example for the
seniors to follow and cited three char
acteristics to consider: Courage, con
viction, and conservation. After the
sermon Nell Carson soprano; Cecelia
Todd, alto; Erlu Neese, tenor; and L.
H. Dunivant, bass, sang “Forward Be
WOULDN’T IT BE FUNNY IF—
Ed Cone flunked Latin, Lane Barks
dale lost a butterfly. Hilliard Clein lost
his voice. Dot Hodgin forgot how to
smile, Ha-rdy Root were serious, M. C.
Stewart danced, Hal Overton lost his
job, Lile McGinnis didn’t like P. H. P.,
Miriam Robinson didn’t look like
Greta, Helen Crutchfield had a sweet
disposition, Edna Faulkner stumped
Charles Elder knew his English,
Charles Benbow were six feet two,
Blackwell Jordan couldn’t stutter,
George Underwood started studying,
Irene McCurry forgot her line, Charles
Baxter weighed eighty-six, Jess Way-
nick graduated in four years, Julanne
Klutz lost her gum, Evelyn Haddon
missed high C, Percy Bostick lost his
bicycle, Sherman Hines shot a line.
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