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Former Student Visits
Rome, Italy; Views
Historic Landmarks
Eddie Fincli, a member of last
spring’s graduating class, is making
an extended visit to Rome, Italy.
Having gone to Rome in tlie late
summer, Finch is expected to re
turn shortly.
In a recent letter to a group of
students Finch revealed that he
has walked over a thousand miles
in the Eternal City. Although he
has walked such a great distance,
Eddie says that he has seen but a
small part of the city.
Among the places visited by
Finch are—the Roman Forum, the
Birthplace of Rome, which is lo
cated between the first two hills of
Ancient Rome—the Palatine and
the Capitoline; upon entering the
Forum the ruins of the Temple
built to Antenius and Faustina are
seen—it is one of the most well
preserved monuments in the Forum
and is also a beautiful temple erect
ed to the wife of a Roman emperor;
directly in front of the Temple a
part of the “Sacred Way”—the eld
est and most important street in
Rome—can be see, it was down
this street that passed the victor
ious Oeasar and his army.
Finch also viewed the Basilica
Emilia, The “Curia” (Senate
House), Triumphal Arch—a temple
built to the memory of Emperors
Verspasian and Titus, the Temple
of Saturn, Basilica Julia, the re
mains of the Temple of Custor and
Pellux, the Temple of the Vestal
Virgins, and the Arch of Titus.
Bhnch states that soon some of
the places mentioned may be be
yond recognition because the Italian
government has started a recon
struction project to restore the
Forum as it originally was.
Students Urged To Buy
Yearbook Immediafely
It has been announced by the
Whirligig Staff and by Linning
Burnett, business manager, that
there wilbbe a “mop up” campaign
of three days which will run in
latter November at which time an
nuals will sell for $4.00 each rather
than the usual $3.50.
The present cami)aign which has
run for two weeks ends this week.
The present campaign which has
run for two weeks ends this week.
'I’he Whirligig has been sold at the
supply store Iwth before and after
school and in home rooms.
It is reported that the senior
class has supported the yearbook
to a great extent; that the juniors
were fair in their support; but
that the sophomores had not done
as-well as had been ext)ected. I/ast
year’s seniors (some 239 of them)
subscribed to the yearbook and
gave their whole-hearted support.
At the end of the “mop up’ cam
paign no other subscription will be
November 6-12 Set Aside
To Observe Education
Mr. Luther R. Medlin, principal of Central Junior High School, is
the local President of the N. C. E. X. (North Carolina Education
Medlin Elected To Head
Greensboro NCEA Meet
The Greensboro Unit of the North Carolina Educational
Association has started this year’s work under the leadership of
Mr. Uuther R. Medlin, recently elected president.
Mr. Medlin, who is principal of
Central Junior High School, holds
an A. B. degree from High Point
College and an A. M. degtee from
the University of North Carolina.
His teaching career began in a
high school in Belmont, N. C. fol
lowed by his being itrineipal of an
elementary school in Gastonia,
N. C. In 1939 the state legislature
appropriated money for a school to
be located in Gastonia for the
crippled. Mr. Medlin, was asked to
organize and serve as the head of
this state Orthopedic Hosiutal.
Four years later, he came to
Greensboro actpiiring his present
He is teacher of the Olive Hardin
Sunday School Class of West
Market Street Methodist Church.
Mr. Medlin has been a civitan
member for several years. He is
the present Seeretar.y-Treasurer of
the Greensboro Civitan Club and
has previously served as president
of both the Gastonia and Greens
boro clubs. Oflices held by him at
the present time include the presi
dency of the Guilford County Men
tal Hygiene Society and the vice
Students Will Compete
In Oration and Debate
Two oratorlca.l contests in which
the students of Greensboro Senior
High School may participate have
been scheduled for this fall. Prizes
are to be awarded to winners in
both contests, and ithose who wish
to enter are asked to contact Miss
Mozelle Causey.
“I Speak for Dehiocracy" is the
topic for the first scheduled contest
in oration. The district division
will meet here in Greensboro on
. November 12. It is sponsored lo
cally by ithe Junior Chamber of
Commerce, and the winning speak
ers will be awarded prizes by this
group. The contest has a nation
wide xkirticipation, and speakers
are gradually eliminated until a
national winner has been chosen.
Last year, twenty Senior High stu
dents entered the competition.
The oration will be judged on
the following basis: delivery, forty
points: contents, forty points: and
originality, twenty points. Each eiy
trant will be allowed live minutes
in which to deliver his speech.
The second scheduled contest foi'
this fall is to be naiionally spon
sored by the American Legion. The
topic of the talks will be “The Con
The debate topic for this year
will be “Resolved: That.the Presi
dent of the United - States Should
he Elected' by Direct Vote of the
People.” District debates will be
held throughout the year, and Sen
ior Ilish will enter a team in the
state competition this spring.
presidency of the High Point Col
lege Alumni Association.
For a number of years, Mr. Med
lin has bt^en interested in the in
ternational youth and adult move
ment known as Christian Eneavor.
He was chosen as vice i)resideut
of this organization at the inter
national convention last .Tul.v.
At the beginning of the war, he
was invited to represent North
Carolina at a meeting held in Pitts
burg called at the recpiest of the
Pi'esident of the United States.
AVorkiug ithrough the chief of Chap
lains, the representatives planned
Religious training and programs
for the Armed Service. Mr. Medlin
feels that this is one of the most
distinctive honors ever conferred
upon him.
Mr. Medlin has many siieaking
engagements as he iS considered a
very excellent speaker. Last year
at the annual meeting of the
N. C. E. A., he served as toastmas-
t(u' before some two hundred and
fifty teachers, principals, and col
lege p'l'ofessors.
He i,s not only a teacher but a
father as well and iinds time in his
busy and full life for his six-year
old son.
Playmakers Meet to
Make Year's Plans
The Playmakers, Senior High
Schooi’s dramatic as.s'ociation, elect
ed a slate of officers at a meeting
held at the school on (h'tober 11.
The officers are as follows: Presi
dent, AVinnifred Cates: vice-presi
dent, Bert AA’ade: secretary, Mar
garet Pearce, and treasurer. Bill
Zuckerman. The members of the
club signed uji for service on a
committee of their ciioice. (Chair
man wiil be announced at a later
Year’s Plans Made
Plans were , made concerning the
main project for the year, the pre
sentation of three one-act plays.
Due production wiil be given li.v
e.'ich class. The Soi)homores will
produce a comedy, “Five for Bad
Luck :” the Juniors, “Sunday Costs
fContivued on Page EU/ht) .
McNairy Announces
Topics For Social
Standards Meeting
Mrs. Ethel McNairy announced
plans for Social Standards Day
which will be held on November 9
at Senior High School. The theme
will be “Know Something; Do
Something; Be Something.”
Dr. John Redhead, pastor of the
first Presb.vterian Church, will be
the keymtte speaker. The speakers
for the students’ meetings will be
Dr. Hershelz Folger for the boys
and Miss Ruth Shaver for the
girls. There will be three student
speakers. Arrangements have been
made to have sixteen topics of dis
The topics are medicine, engineer
ing, law, religion, journalism, busi
ness, radio and television, recrea
tion, aviation, photography, art,
music, model making (planes,
trains, and cars), nursing, fashion
designing, and advertising.
Schedule for the day is listed
8 :45-9:0()—Homeroom.
10:50-11:45—Boys assembly and
girls .group meeting.
11:45-l :15—Lunch.
1:20-2:1.5—Girls assembly and
boys group meetings.
2:50-3 :30—Chapel.
Social Standards day will be
held at Senior High School on
Wednesday, November 9. At this
time all parents are invited to
visit their children at the school.
The Topic for the event will be
“Health and Safety.”
Mr. Routh, chairman foir the
local observance of American Edu
cation week, met with his planning
committee on Wednesday, October'
12, draft program details. The
general theme for the week is
“Making .Democracy Work.”
The organizations represented at
the meeting were the National Edu-
caitibn Association, The National
Congress of Parents and Teachers,
United States Office' of Education
and American Legion.
The observance of Educational
week will begin Sunday, November
6. There will be special attention
through the churches on ‘.‘The
Worth of the Individual.”
On Monday, Senator Clydd R.
Hoey will be guest speaker at
Greensboro College during a pro
fessional dinner. His topic will be
“Educational Opportunity.”
On Tuesday and Thursday separ
ate programs will be held here at
Greensboro, High School. The daily
topics will be “Responsible Citizen
ship” and “Home and Community
The American Legion is planning
a program for Friday on “Our Free
dom and Security.”
English Seniors Given
Highway Safety Testing
A preliminary safety test prepared by the North Carolina
Highway Safety Division was given to interested Seniors last Fri
day by their English teachers. The test is given in cooperation
with the American Mutual Liability Insurance Company, who
sponsors the Safety Scholarship.
The purpose of the test was
to explore the students’ aware
ness of safety problems, to en
courage students to think con
structively about the subject of
accident prevention and to aid
in selecting the 150-175 members
of the 1950 liigli scliool graduat
ing classes in the state who will
become eligible to participate in
a weekly half-hour radio safety
quiz show, scheduled to be
broadcast over radio stations
YVBT, Charlotte; WPTF, Ral
eigh ; and WBTG, Greensboro.
Both the written test and the
radio participation to follow will
be one of competitive basis be
tween individuals and is not Inter-
scbolastic competition. A winning
participant will be chosen from
each program and this person will
I)articipate in the final program of
the series.
Scholarships to Be Given
Two valuable scholarships will h^
given to winning participants. A
fonr-year $1,()(K) and a four-year
$500 scholarship will he given in
the amonnt.s of $2.50 and $125 year
ly to the t\A'0 winners. Other prizes
will be given to those taking part
in 'ihe radio forum.
The tests given included short
answers and an essay type ques
tion. Results will be made known
as soon as they are determined.
Senior English teachers making
the test available to those
fai were Misses Carter, Smith,
Powell, Causey, and Mims.
Miss Causey Goes to
Washington Convention
Miss Mozelle Causey, a member
of the faculty here at Senior High
School, will be a delegate to a con
vention held in AA'ashingtoh, D. C.
The convention will he a meeting
of the National Commission on De
fense of Education through democ
There are only ten members of
ithis conunission in America, ap
pointed to a three year term by
the National Education Association.
Their purpose is to study the prob
lems of education throughout the
United States.
(Contmued, on Page Eight)

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