'flfctefrf H. Trior, nton' Oxford Library Horth Carpi inji PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS LET'S ALL BOOST OXFORD FOR A DIGGER, BETTER OXFORD VOL. I. OXFORD. N. C. NO. 2 CONDIDA TO BE SEEN IN OXFORD Condida, the popular play by Geo. Bernard Shaw, will be in Oxford the night of Wednesday, November 23. Presented by the Shakespeare Play house Co., it will undoubtedly be one of the best performances ever given in this city. The Shakespeare players are all professional Thespians and have their headquarters in New York. They are now on tour, giving perfor mances at all the leading universities and have been procured for Oxford at a great expense. It is sincerely hoped that the Ox ford people will take advantage of the opportunity to see this "exception al performance of a well known play, by accredited performers. George Bernard Shaw is perhaps the greatest of all living dramatists, his "Man and Superman," and "Arms and the Man" being two of the most popular plays before the public. The management of The Tattler believes the people of Oxford appre ciate good drama. It is our inten tion to bring not only Condida but several other plays and persons of note to Oxford this winter. We want to make the high school the center of all -community activities. But we must have your support! So put the cat out, call in the nurse to look af ter the children, and visit us Mon day night. We have a really pleas ant place over here. It's your place, too, and we want you to come see us The performance will . begin promptly at 8 o'clock. Admission 50 and 75 cents; reserved seats $1.00. We don't expect any profit, but if there is any, the Athletic Association will get it. Now don't crowd. Please get off my feet. There is room for all and. here's hoping for a biff crowd. HIGH SCHOOL DEDICATION November 11th was a memorable day in 0. H. S. events. Hon. F. R. McNinch spoke in af ternoon, and Dr. C. E. Brooks lec tured at evening service. On Thursday afternoon, Novem ber 11th, a large number of Oxford citizens attended a service" in the high school auditorium for the pre sentation of the Bible and the natio nal flag by the Junior Order. Hon. Ben. Parham introduced the speaker of the afternoon, Hon. F. R. McNinch, of Charlotte. Mr. McNjnch deliver ed a most excellent and timely ad dress. He began with picturing "the greatest casualty of the war," Wood row Wilson, and telling how the American people have deserted him. Mr. McNinch showed that he himself was a true follower of this great leader of man. Next, he spoke of th; tragedies and great debts effected by the war. Mr. McNinch then turned his speech into a different channel that of the compensation bill. He rightly said that a bonus to those who offered their lives for their coun try is justice, not generosity. To use the points that Mr. McNinch brought out, we should compare America's war debts with those of foreign nations. Compared with European nations America is bur dened very lightly, and we, the rich est nation in the world, can spare a bonus. "Another thing that is imperative," said Mr. McNinch, "is that we keep peace 'at no matter what price." He brought out the fact that America ex pended more money for armaments last year than any year before, "t-j keep peace." WTe paid more money for armaments ' than is paid by Ger many to the Allies, in her debt to them. The speaker then dwelt upon the' , ... . ., . -a . ,. , ? ed- like, a piece of well-oiled machinery significance of the disarmament con-. , ... r . ' . .o u u u ilwitn every man doing his part. The ference. "Some way should be found . ' wu J, s standing features of the game . m i , I were the line plunging of V. Taylor erations from the ravages of) , , r , ,, , , .? , ' and the broken field running of Roy war. They call for peace!" If we be ,u . ...... iney call lor peace patriotic to our flag, we should "let men know we hate war." Mr. McNinch then presented the flae He said that we should Drav that it has floated for the last time!" 10 niake a nrst down and was for' over fields of battle, and that some' e1 to Punt Oxford receiving the ball means for protection from war be de-f in nVidfield. Then, how those Wild viswl .t the ronfprpnr-P in Wnshintr- i cats did scratch, and down the fielJ on 'they went! It was only a few min- The flag was accepted by Supt. C.j utt's before we had a touchdown from I Qt Credle. J our reliable delayed end run. We ' Preceding the presentation of the ! Vent back and kicked off to Hender- flag, Hon. D. G. Brummitt presente J son-only to hold them for downs and . a. i .i ii tin A. 1 A .1 the school a codv of the Holv Bi- ble, in the name of the Junior Order. PfQi. nimhurt aantaA in v.. half of the school.' ?"d line. In the evening another large body f Before the second period had op ; gathered in the O. H. S. auditorium i ened good Oxford had another touch I to witness the dedication of Oxford's down made by a terrific plunge at new high school building and the center. We again kicked off to Hen Winfield Taylor playground. Colo- derson only to take the ball on a fum nel H. G. Cooper presided. After the ble. This time the Henderson team reading of selections from the Bib. 3 'ftook on new pep and we had to fight Rev. F. H. T. Horsfield led in pra lor every inch we gained until Rov er. Then Mr. Brummitt presente.: 'kter got off with a 20 yard end run. the school building and playground jThis put Oxford within striking dis- ana mayor oiem acceptea inese in the name of the citizens of Oxford. Mr. H. M. Shaw introduced the speaker of the evening, Dr. E. C. Brooks, from Raleigh. Dr. Brooks, a man well acquainted with each phase of educational activities, lec tured on the "Purpose of an Educa- i tional Institution. Making many 1 excellent suggestions as to the meth- ods that should be used in carrying j out the purpose of the educational institution, Dr. Brooks pointed out ! the necessity of an atmosphere of pa- j triotism and high moral standards that should predominate. The lec- ture was of a very helpful nature. It is possible that it will effect changes down. But this was the-time our line in the present Oxford school system, showed that they were steel for they Herbert Rountree, Jr. nid the rusnes and took their ball. Oxford straightway returned the bail HOT STUFF! ! by punting. The Henderson boys put Here's a warm, friendly slap on ! on some more steam and made an the back from f arawav Princeton : other first down. The quarter ended "I could hardly wait to read The Tattler through before writing to thank you for putting out such a I dandy sheet for old 0. H. S. It is wonderful! Such pep I have never seen in a paper which did not pay for it in taste. You fellows make me blush for shame when I remem ber that I was one-time editor of : The Oxonian. That Agony Column stuff is great Keep it going! I'm going to send you some "Prince's" so i you can compare our Diogones Lamp j column. Yours, ! Geoffrey Horsfield WE BORROWED THIS Little Tonuny had a hobby At the tender age of four, And his hobby was a horsey, Which he rode upon the floor. Later Tommy went to College, Still his hobby was a horsey; This he u?rd to great advantage, Trotti:i through his Latin course. H. C. H. OXFORD BOYS BRING HOME THE BACON The Oxford football team returned from Henderson Friday with an 13 to 0 victory. All three of the touch downs were made by Will Mitchell. Ernest Mitchell failed to kick goal I fill fhroa iimaii T'Via Uaima n .rsiv1' Jter and Will Mitchell. Once Capt. ! W. Taylor walked through Hender son's line for a 30-yard gain. In the first ouarter Henderson fail- iaKe e Dan. vvnen me quarter enu- ed the oval was in the possession ol" i the Oxford boys on Henderson's 20 tance again. It was not long oeiorc Will Mitchell was crossing the lino again with ball safely under his arm. This touchdown was made from our famous A formation. This was ail the scoring done in the first half. The second half opened with Hen derson kicking off. Oxford fumbled the ball and Henderson recovered. They took the ball with renewed vig or and their star quarterback got off for a ten yard gain. This was the first first down Henderson had made amj tne pe0ple nearly went wild. This Tun put our rjvals within a few yards 0f the goal and with another run they were within a few inches of a touch- with Henderson again within strik ing distance of the goal. The third quarter opened with Hen derson's ball and only a few yards to go, but our old line braced again, and held. The ball was given over and Oxford punted. Henderson had lost her chance to score and the ball stayed in the possession of Oxford the remainder of the game. The last half of the game was spoiled by the Oxford people crowding on the field. We will not play Smithfield the ISth on account of Smithfield's vic tory over Raleigh. Smithfield meets New Bern the 18th. Wm. Hunt A DELIGHTFUL EVENING The "At Home" given to the foot ball players Saturday evening by the junior and senior classes was im-; mensely enjoyed by everyone present. The reception parlors were beautiful ly decorated with ferns and flowers. After several games and contests, a modern prize-fight between two sen iors ensued to the amusement cf pll. Misses Mary Taylor and Julia Brent Hicks then delighted us with a gypsy dance-A delightful course of re freshments was then served. The party ended when Mr. Livinpood's football boys appropriately renderel the sing, "I've Been Workin On De Railroad," followed by a yell and three cheers for the juniors and sen iors. Almom Upchlrch M. E. JUNIOR BARACA NOTES The Methodist Junior Baraca class held a business meeting in the Lyon ; Memorial building Thursday night, : November 10. Several important items were introduced, including a p. n for strengthening the treasury. It was also agreed that a reporter be elected to put the work of the class before the public. A very de lightful social followed the business i meeting, after which the boys were i dismissed by the teacher, Mr. T. B. Rose, Jr. This class, composed of fourteen active boys with an equally active teacher, meets every Sunday morning at 9:45, in the Lyon Memo rial building. Visitors are ' cordially invited. H. Rountre, Jr., Reporter ATHLETICS All authorities agree that athlet ics and directed play should have n place in the curriculum of any well hnJanced school. The school board, recognizing this fact, has engaged Mr. Livingood as athletic and physi cal director. It is Mr. Li vin good's aim to have every student in the junior and sen ior high school engaged in some form of athletic activity. This will take time, a lot of time, but already great headway has been made. We have an active, peppy, athletic association. It is run by the students. It really controls athletics. It is a financial success. It has given the students something tangible to work with and it has raised school spirit to new heights. Our football team is the pride of the. school, the talk of the town and, we hope, will -soon be the wonder of the state. It has made an unparal lel and enviable record as an Oxford High team. In nearly every game, it has been outweighed; but never out fought. Its savage attack, its stone wall defense, has been the wonder of its friends the despair of its adver saries. The team has won from Hender son and Smithfield, held Trinity Park and Raleigh to scoreless ties and has lost twice to Durham; once by the "flukiest" of flukes. In addition to our football, we in tend to have basketball, volleyball, tennis, indoor baseball, hand ball, outdoor baseball, and regular gym nasium classes. Already plans have been laid for a school league in bas ketball, volleyball, anfl indoor base ball. There, will be teams for both boys and girls, and every student is to have a chance at some game. Mr. Livingood does not intend to devote his time to a select few, in order that the school might have good representative teams, but means to see that every student, boy or girl, has an honest chance to develop phy sically as well as mentally. Thus will we build better students and better citizens.

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