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R. E E Z E
PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLY BY THE STUDENTS OF STOVALL HIGH SCHOOL
STOVALL, N. C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1‘23
SCHOOL HAS HAD
Stovall Public School had its he-
ginning in a little one-teacher school
as Wilson Town, about one and one-
as Wilson Town about one and one-
half miles east of Stovall. About
twenty-one years ago the location
Vvas changed from Oak Grove to Sto-
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
APPEAL FOR HOME
vail. The first school building in Sto- ment.
Prom the earliest times we find
that home-making has been and is
today, woman’s chief vocation. But
there are thousands of women in our
country who have listened in vain to
the call of home, and are earning a
living in other branches of employ-
will be happy and healthy, because
the wife and mo;her will know how
to prepare pure, wholesome food, and
above all the hoys and girls will grow
to love the home
Vail was the building now used by
Mrs. W. H. Cutts as a stable. Miss
Helen Johnson taught this first school.
Judging from the many friends she
has left behind her she must have
been a very capable and energetic
teacher. The average attendance of
the school was about sixteen pupils.
The location of the school was mov
ed the next year to what is now the
present site of the new school. Prof.
Loughlin was teacher, and the enroll
ment during the earlier months of the
school reached thirty, but dwindled to
three before the end of the year. The
work was a complte failure. Mr.
Loughlin seems to have been quite
an accomplished musician, and was
much talked of as a violinist by the
people of the town. The next year
he teaching force was increased to
two with Mr. Barbee as principal. Mr.
Barbee was succeeded by Miss Helen
Johnson, under her leadership the at
tendance grew to about‘forty.
The next move was to the new
three-roomed house built just across
the street and a little northeast of
Mr. John Dean’s home. School open
ed that year with two teachers, but
the number was finally increased to
three. Here it seemed that it re
quired some little time to fill the new
building to its capacity for there
seems to have been no change other
than in the teaching force for a per
iod of five years.
Jn 1912. a five-roomed house
built on the National Highway, onc-
half mile south of Stovall on a very
undesirable lot for a school. However,
the school seemed to thrive. The at
tendance grew slowly but surely un
der the leadership of new pricipals
nearly every year, only one or two of
of the number serving the school
more than one year and none as long
During the fall of 1919, when every
thing was making much progress in
the community the idea of a new and
better school seemed to have grown
in the minds of nearly every body
until a special election was called the
following spring for the purpose of
voting bonds. The election was car
ried by an overwhelming majority.
The bonds were invalidated the fol
lowing year by a cut in the valuation
of the property of the district. This
action of the County Commissioners
automatically defeated the first ef
fort to build a new and better school.
The cause of education was not to be
defeated, and a second election was
called for and the amount of the
bonds raised from twenty-five
thousand to forty thousand
dollars. The election was car
ried. The new building was soon
started, and completed by the open
ing of school, Septmber 11, 1922.
In 1919 the average attendance was
only 63 pupils, but by the close , of the
school year of 1922 the attendance
had increased to 234. This tremen
dous growth overflowed the house and
made it necessary to add new rooms,
two of which are just being complet
ed. The attendance for the first
month of the present year was 296
pupils. The enrollment has passed
the 350 mark, and the average daily
attendance is expected to exceed three
hundred for this year.
SPIRIT IN EVIDENCE
The officers for the Spartan Liter
ary Society are as follows; Virginia
Hicks, President; Lonnie Breedlove,
Vice-President; Graham Parrot, Sec
With the courage and fighting
spirit of the ancient Spartans, we are
trying to make our society the best
in school and of real educational va
lue. J. B.
Truly, America will make no mis
take in educating her women for this
purpose. Happy ' homes contribute
much to a nation’s wealth and great
ness. If America is to have happy
homes, she must first educate her
daughters in the art of home. A
home cannot have an inviting air
of restfulness and happiness where
the house is poorly kept.
Most of our present system of
house-keeping has been derived from
the experiments of past generations,
but there is no need for this; there
is no reason why the house-keeper of
today should cling to the traditions
of the past if she can devise a bet-
ter’Vray. In the school of Home Eco
nomics this better way is found.
The pupil studies the selection of
the site and construction of the house.
This will enable the building to have
the best material and the greatest
economy of space and of labor for
a given amount of money; thus far
more than the cost of training will
We study also the beautifying of
the home. A beautiful home helps
to keep the farm boys and girls on
the farm. Thousands of boys and
girls each year are leaving the farm
and flocking to the already over
crowded cities, far from the influence
of mother and home. This ought not
to be, but it will continue so long as
the mother lacks the ability to make
vVe learn household bacteriology.
This teaches the difference between
the harmful and helpful bacteria.
This of course saves life, and pre
vents serious illness. It also teaches
us what disease germs are, how to
get rid and remain free of them thus
avoiding malaria, typhoid fever, and
other preventable diseases.
The theory and practise of cooking
is among the most important subjects
taught in the home economics depart
If people had only known long ago,
the priciples of cooking, many fail
ures in homes and many thousands of
weakened constitutions would have
been prevented. The young girl who
has studied the priciples of cooking
is able to prepare at any time a
nourishing and wholesome meal, an
art that more and more women and
men are tearing to appreciate.
Household management teaches a
woman how to do her work so ef
ficiently that it can no longer be said
that, “ a woman’s work is never
Of course there has been little
cash recompense for the housekeeper,
however, much she has studied her
trade, but now we are beginning to
realize that personal health and fami
ly comfort are above price, that cash
recompense is as nothing compared
with these things. Doubtless many
men will still claim the holding of
the family purse, but when there is
a woman trained in buying he soon
realizes that she can make money go
farther than he and of his own free
will establishes the common purse,
without which the woman cannot ful
ly realize the independce of a home
If a man wanted his son to become
a lawyer he would not think of giving
him a medical course; so why not give
a girl an education fitting her voca
tion? If there is any greater satis
faction or happiness in this world
coming to a woman than the know
ledge that she is performing a part
of the world’s greatest work—that of
making a home—I wonder what it
The day in which home economics
will be taught in every high school
will mark the beginning of a new era
in our history. Our homes will be
come more attractive; our families
THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWE’EN
STALKS THRU STOVALL
Spooks! Spooks! My goodness, we
had ’em at Stoval High School Audi
torium, Wednesday night. Ghosts,
Witches, Bats, C vis, Blackcats and
Pumpkins were in abundance, and the
spirit of Hallowi 'en crept steathily
into old hearts as well as young.
So irresistible ■ .-as this spirit, that
planks as well as people were caught
in its sway, and in an instant the
stage was transfo.'med into a ghosty,
gray, and gruesor;e graveyard.
While ghosts s calked in and out
among the graves and talked in
whispers, while they gave the Dance
of Death, and wt rd readings, the
guests sat around shivering and
Witches, Gypsie:, and Indians roam
ed in and out among the guests, as
they went from b-'oth to booth. They
told to each who Tossed their palms
with silver, their true, tho’ strange,
In one room Hallowe’en had called
forth the spirit of Bluebeard and his
seven wives. A giiostly glamour was
cast o’er the wall on which hung the
heads of his unlu.-ky victims. Blue
beard was there ’-ith all his brazen
cruelty, gloating s he told to each
who entered his Death Chamber, the
unmerciful way i- which each wife
had met her deat!..
The tensity of Hallowe’en grew with
the hours. Of coi rse the pretty girl
selling Kisses, and the waterless
fishing pond prov .'ked laughter, but
neither these nor (he attractive cafe,
ade were served in a tempting fash
ion, was enough to break the spooky
spell, and the guests filed dolefully
into the night singing in their hearts,
“There’s no place like ‘Home Sweet
Home’,” but—“I’m ’fraid to go home
in the dark.”
are as following: President, Louise
Crutcher; Vice-President, Francis
Woody; Secretary, Annie Laurie Cur-
rin; Treasurer John McGee; Histor
ian, Elizabeth Earle, Prophet, Ber
nard Spicer; Poet Ava Woody.
A. L. C.
HONOR ROLL FOR FIRST MONTH
SENIOR CLASS ORGANIZED
AND PLANNING GREAT YEAR
At a recent meeting of the senior
class, we agreed to make “100%
Strong” our motto. With the loyal
support of every member we antici
pate a successful year.
The organization of the class is as
follows: Alma Yancey, President;
Paul Campbell, Vice-President; Nan
nie Leigh Royster, Secretary; Alice
Gill, Treasurer; Beatrice Williams,
Historian; Gordon Spicer. Poet; Hai-
lie Norwood. Prophet.
The seniors have many aims in
view, some of which may be of inter
est, namely, a school annual and a
Shakespearan play in the spring. As
yet these are dreams, but we hope to
make them realities. '
N. L. R.—Sec.
Robert Butler, Randolph Burwell,
Fannie Crichton Daniel, Nellie Dean,
Lurline Clement, C. T. Hester, Edith
Woody, Charlie Wilson.
Lambert Currin, Thomas Cutts,
Margaret Gill, Marguerite Green,
Josephine Hester, Cornelia McGarr,
Thomas Poole, Mildred Satterwhite,
Thornton Stovall, Bess Stovall, Willie
West, Velma Woody.
Myrtle Faucett, Julius Cash, Allen
Cole, Marrow Stovall, Jim Beasley,
Nellie Clark, Roy Wilkerson, John
Richard Breedlove, Raymond Elliott,
Ella Thorp Burwell, Melvin Williams,
Harry Short, Louis Wilson, Harold
■ Virginia Earle, Hazel O’Brien, Ber
nice Satterwhite, Penny Woody, Rus
Ulysses Puckett, Dorothy Tillottson,
Hazel Dean, Thelma Cole.
Seventh Grade '
Alexander Earle, Symour Satter
white, Margaret Satterwhite, Verlon
Ava Woody, Elizabeth Earle, Louise
John S. Pittard, ’23, is now a mem
ber of the freshman class of Wake
Sally Taylor, ’23, is a freshman at
William Davis, ex-’24, has entered
Wake Forest Forest College. All the
class of ’24 wish him much success.
Abner McGee and Goodridge Mor
ton, ’23, are freshmen at Carolina
Pauline Pittard, ’23, is a student at
N. C. C. W.
Zack Williams, ’22, entered Caro
lina this fall.
Lex Davis, ex-’23, a sophomore at
N. C. State, spent the week-end at
Blanch Norwood, ’22, is now teach
ing at Grassy Creek School.
Helen Gill, ”22, left last week for
Jorden Graded School, where she will
teach primary work.
Mary Norwood, ’23, is teaching near
Great bodies of people that accom
plish anything worth while have to
be organized. That is the reason that
we organized the Junior Class today,
October 30th, 1923. The officers elect
ed were as follows: James P. Stovall,
President; Lillian Dean, Vice-Presi
dent; Jessie Burwell, Secretary; Bet
ty Moore, Treasurer; Helen Taylor,
Historian; Mary E. Davis, Poet; and
Mary E. Spicer, Prophet.
We, of the Junior Class, shall en
deavor to make this a great class by
our faithfulness to our studies, loyal
ty to our teachers, and whatever else
may tend to promote the best inter
ests of Stovall High School.
J. P. Stovall,
THE MAKING OP A NEWSPAPER
The spruce tree stands in the for
ests of Maine, New Hampshire and
Vermont. Along comes the woodmen
and cuts them down. They are strip
ped of their bark and the branches
are cut off. Then the logs are drag
ged to the water’s edge, where they
are floated down the river to the saw
mill, and cut up into chunks two feet
long. The chunks are ground up by
heavy machines, or boiled in acid to
separate the fibers. The acid process
leaves the fibers long and makes the
paper strong. The paper is then sent
to newspaper offices. There are peo
ple in all parts of the country to
gather news and write it up for the
printers. After type has been set,
the sheets are put in the presses, and
when they come out we have a finish
ed newspaper. These are sent to peo
ple in all parts of the United States
and other parts of the world.
A. M. E.
FRESHMAN CLASS ELECTS
LOUISE CRUTCHER PRESIDENT
We, the class of twenty-seven, are
trying to get on the honor roll for
the second month. We have great ex
pectations for the coming year.
We met on October the thirtieth
and organized the class. The officers
The students assembled in the audi
torium Friday morning, September
28th, to reorganize the Athenian Lit
erary Society. The following officers
were elected: President, Gordon Spi
cer; Vice-President, Dawson Burwell;
Secretary, Paul Campbell.
Since we have more members than
ever before, we intend to win many
victories over our rivals, the Spartans,
and to attain a reputation for our
school of which we will be proud.
M. E. S.
DEDICATED TO S. H. S.
BY FORMER STUDENT
’Mid the green fields of Carolina
There among the old oak trees,
Where the green leaves softly rustle
In the gentle Summer breeze.
There the stars are ever shining
O’er a town upon a hill
And the katydids are chirping
In the dark when all is still.
There sweet flowers are in blossom
In the gardens on the hill.
But the girls that gather roses
They are sweeter roses still.
’Mid the green fields of Carolina
Where the cotton blossom bloom
There the summer skies are bluest
And the girls are ever true.
And the birds all love to sing
When the butter-cups are open
At the coming of the spring.
There the leaves turn the reddest
At the comming of the fall.
And the squirrel sits a-waiting
For a hickory-nut to fall.
There rny thoughts are ever turning
To this spot I love so dear.
And may I not forget it
In the coming of the year.
OLD STUDENTS WEL
To the pupils who have just come
into school, we extend a most hearty
welcome. We are exceedingly glad
to have you with us and trust that we
may be of help to you and you to us.
The students, as a whole, invite you to
join with them in promoting the best
interests of the school and by so doing
make it a more enjoyable place in
which to stay. Therefore, we look
forward with pleasant anticipations
to your co-operation in this our duty.
On October 5, 1923, the grammar
grades met and organized a union
society. The meeting was called to
order by Miss Petree. She stated
that the purpose of the meeting was
to elect officers. Hazel Dean of the
sixth grade was elected president,
Harry Short, of the fourth grade,
vice-president, and Elizabeth Stovall,
of the sixth grade, secretary.
The society meets every Friday.
Each grade furnishes at least two
members on every program.
(A Fourth Grade Composition)
Last night I was awakened by
mamma coming in my room and say
ing, “Frank, you have eaten too much
supper. You are talking in your
sleep again.” I was dreaming that I
was on the ship with Columbus as he
made his first voyage. We thought
we were about to be swallowed by a
sea monster. No sooner had Colum
bus quitted us, when I heard one of
my friends say, “I feel like we will
reach the edge of the earth tonight.
Who can tell where we will fall to?”
We decided that we would never see
our home people if we did not turn
back. We begged Columbus to turn
back, but he was so determined and
said we would soon reach land. We
started to throw him overboard, but
Columbus promised that if we did
not see any sign of land in three days
that he would turn tack.
I am sorry that mamma woke me. I
would like to have reached land with