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_ —__ _Edited by Foster Edwards I loader English Courses Featured At High School , and deeper treatment A ^,0-1 i.mowl English courses i**L. Hanover High school ittllC ' u'-etlv. but with gratify HT. going on for the P»st thtiu'hi 'he New Hanover Erl' tolled beyond the re **■ Ti, ,ml.iiios of rhetoric, ^ -iim, sentence structure and co#slt,“t' :l*. "'here is no doubt that these "•"'oil'd theories and practices to condition today’s young irevlt adult society there must citizens toi * tf®°‘erter formation can no long C”ar‘lft to chance. Old horizons, (ft*, ,!f are not enough. More and ‘bfre useful facts must be taught *ore,he‘students must learn them |illT, them. More than all else, b- °° ° ust be kept interesting. If fl3££^S 11 * nssible* exciting 1 ” Varied Activities ve find that today’s English ,!t-s are encouraged to become ‘"f, in such organizations as the ,tm' -s. O’Henrv, Declamation, nhating and Dramatic clubs. Vrd thus "e find that the entire ’ ,‘Ti] department lias taken the m (at ail events in practice and ?heorv) of fitting the pupil, mental lv and psychically, for adult living. ’To pertain the direction this r movement is taking the writer Hiked with Miss Frances Formy puval, head of the English depart it®1' ...... .. Her uk*1 “ .. . jr old-fashioned teaching c o n Jpts. a bombshell. ’,.j am mors interested in teach in the students to read and under s-Ind current newspapers and cacazines than to read Dickens or Tennyson.” Can it mean that the classics Save become meaningless? Are the ,;j masters going back to their jvpts and to dust? Xot quite. Those pstiemen and their immortal irks "ill be a piece de reslstence high school English course* firing the next ten generations. 'But.'' said Miss Formy-Duval, «fd feel gratified if. this year, I can teach my classes how to write a rood business letter or social note. Or even know the rudiments of finding their way about with a lib rary catalog." Until yesterday, comparatively’ speaking, all teachers taught by rote. Today verbs. Tomorrow pro nouns. Next day the compound sen tence. “. . . Exercise Whims” Xow, under the new enlighten ment . 'All teachers exercise to the bare essential?, thejf are given wide latitude. “If the study is about the short story,” said Mit j Formy-Duval. “the teacher has the world's library of short stories to work with.” Under the new regime, all classes, said the English department head, are not given the same work. ‘Those in section “A” are given a more difficult type of work than those of less ability.” There is. then, the. effort to indi vidualize each student's efforts. Be cause crowded classrooms cannot encourage the degree of personaliz ed attention the school authorities there are clubs which meet af:er school—and they are quietly doing a great work. The Dramatic club is one. Com posed of around 60 members, its Janie was recently changed, so Miss ™ Davis, member of the Eng ‘ h department recently said, to ? u e'V Hanover Thespians. The ClUb attPmnfc of _. “SS, which come twice a month, to j*'e rJ10srams which deal with the A meeting, Miss Davis ■'.might lie devoted to the study -a 0s!Ue' or to the reading of scenery'" t0 ®ake'up' stase lighting, Occfcionaliy a elass room is turn ,re „°.a theatre and one act plays en ,jy the members. A re l"lst is Pranticed when the !” ers "fit® their own play. 8 actors are given a sltua ih:iSt'fi1nPOrtea "Uss Davis’’ and the nlrt1 ® the dlal°gue, then work “lfot “P to a climax. Thesni tha N e w Hanover String m ' 1 1 *’rescnt "Apron ictl°U a ful1 length three tort ' ^ a C!imax of ‘he year’s ®tthe vc..tn' Same ''me the result chii) ,,. a'' "or!' °£ the Scribbler’s or to J<;ar i ! uit- 11 will be a 30 *ith the mim''(,graphed magazine harvest '=t 0 lli“ 1‘P33-40 literary Mrs, E,m." 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Smith in part: "Your . . . magazine is delightful. X enjoyed every bit of it ... I have never enjoyed any student contacts more than those of the Scribbler’s club.” "Among the first members of the club,” wrote Miss Watts, ' "were Robbins Fowler, Jessie Rheder, Wil liam Whitehead, F'rank Hall and Charlotte Maffitt. Frank Hall, who once wrote sonnets by the score, de livered our commencement address last year, and a splendid one it was. He wE3 once club president.” To prove that the Scribbler's club is a training ground for tomor row’s writers, take another look t the above mentioned names. Rob bins Fowler, now known the coun try over as Keith Fowler, has seen innur, erable short stories from his pen in the nation's largest maga zines; he has published a best selling novel, and for the last six years he has been the featured writer for such movie writers as Mary Boland, Joan Crawford, Jean Author and others. For more than two years he has been writing the Stroud Twins’ program. Jessie Rehder has had two books of verse published. She edited a popular anthology of college verse which had a foreword written by Christopher Morley. Recently she had a story to appear in Harper'", one of the hardest to hit puullca tions in the world. She now has' a novel being considered by a New York publisher. For.da Was Understudy William Whitehead has been a Broadway leading man for years, i He ca.i even boast, with sad plea sures, of once having Henry rrnr.a, the movie luminary, as an under study during an entire summer of stock. Frank Hall, one of the most po lished speakers the high school ver graduated, is now gaining state- : wide fame as a preacher and speak- ' er. In 1921 he won the declamation contest . . . Charlotte Maffitt was ( for years with the Denishawn danc- , ers, perhaps the greatest array of esthetic dancers ever known. There was another member of the club that year—1921, remember—but her name has slipped this corre- • spondant’s mind. But for years she was the most fashionable but eccen tric dress designer in Chicago. There it is, in black and white, the results of what one club pro duced in one graduating class. Since j then, the Scribbler’s have produc ed others who are going just as far. ’ And further. Without the early encouragement ’ and the specialized attention the clubs afford, it is likely those peo ple wouldn’t be half as far, or even started. ] Another organization which is do- - ing a splendid job is the O’Henry Literary club, under the sponsor- - ship of Miss Eliza Collins. Limited - to a membership of 75, the club, so Miss Collins said, is one of the old est and most active at the high ■ school. While the Scribbler’s places tha ; accent upon written work, the; O'Henry club goes in for oral en deavor. Their meetings are a bee hive of recitations, talks by compe tent townsmen, and reviews of books, stories and the like. Literary Contests '‘Occasionally we have,” Miss Col lins said, "literary contests which the students work up a n d solve themselves. We treat the short story as a form of literature and encourage the reading of present • day writers of accepted merit.” The Declamation contest, which j is annually sponsored by the Lion’s , club of this city and in charge of Mrs. Kexford Willis of the high ‘ school, was held during the middle i of December. < Nearly 100 children memorized recitations written by the world’s greatest writers, lawyers and states- ' men, and for one solid week the eli- * minations went on. i Frank Hall, mentioned by Miss watts, entered tne declamation con test in 1921. To repeat, today he is a polished brilliant speaker and Bible student. i Can it be duobted that English , taught this new way fails to dis pover and develop genuine creative talents, or increase the variety of I activities, or bring out the best of c a student’s personality. c Mrs. Ruth Vick Warren, another English teacher, is sponsoring the t Debating club. Here again is an ex- 1 piting way of getting closer to high r ichoo^ pupils and their attainment if adulthood. s Mrs. Warren reported that New r 3ern and Wilmington debating <3 earns will soon meet and "Resolve, s he Federal Government Should (or 1 should not) Operate Railroads”. The s preliminaries will be held March 29 t ind the state finals at Chapel Hill t ipril 18-19. 5 The second annual High school t iebate and speech tournament, I sponsored by Wake Forest college, t will find local students participat- i Ing. The school’s best debaters, ora- i :ors and masters of extempore will nake the trip. a _f When selecting pans for baking f biscuits have them no more than 0 allows Hie bacuits to brown well v on all sides when baking. t STORIES WRITTEN AT SUNSET PARK The people In Mexico live on the aarth and from the earth. Their chief crop le corn. They grow wheat too. They grow cactus. They ake cactus lots of times for living lences. They mine lots of silver, lhey make baskets from straw. On Saturday the people go to the mar ket and trade goods or buy what :hey want. They make bricks from pud and straw. —Marie Schulken, grade 6. We were entertained recently by a. very nice film which was very ’unny. The name was “The Merry Kittens.” It was about three little iittens who pestered a little dog until he was exhausted. Almost everyone laughed until they cried. Laurence Robbins, grade 6. mu. si«i. . ... —~ ***■»'** txu\A graaes ci 3ur school are trying to stop the children from putting trash on the yard. "When they see a person ihrow trash down, they ask them to pick it up and put it in the trash can. At the end of recess they report them to the fifth or sixth grade teachers. If the same person is reported three times, he has to pick up all the trash at the ffld of school. —Betty Jean Duff, grade 6. Friday we had a very good film palled “Merry Kittens.” The chil iren enjoyed it so much that we saw it twice. It was like a cartoon, [t was Mrs. Adams’ chapel pro tram. We also had a quiz program ind sang Washington songs. —Katherine Piner, grade 6. We had a film at school recent y about Mexico. It was an educa ional picture and will help us freatly in our studies. The main ’act about Mexico is that they 'live on the land and from the and.” From this film we have fathered the material from which ve have written this paragraph. —Grace Morrison. School Poems listen to the bugle notes of salute leautiful America, to thee we salute. .Ve take off our hats and place our hand )ver hearts, and listen to the band Chat plays, "America,” with joy and pride ror within, love and peace doth abide. rhe American flag is raised on high IVavlng proudly its colors in the sky. U1 the stars and stripes and col ors too Seem to say, “America," we will ever be true. -he bugle blows loudly again and and again ‘America! America!” and ever may she reign. —Ray Daniels, grade 6, Tileston. n our health book it is said tt eight all children should be in bed. Lnd if we cannot go to sleep t is a good idea to count some sheep. n our English we have fun Working 'til our work is done. It recess we go out to play t is a very happy day. n arithmetic, we are studying fractions We have already finished subtrac tions. We are doing very fine We are never, never behind. —Bobby Lewis grade 5, Hemen vay. Editor’s Jottings News from several schools has tiled up so that we feel it best, ince we want all contributors to ppear on the page, to omit those nstitutions until their news thins iut. We have enough material from lernenway, Tileston, Winter Park ,nd Isaac Bear to last at least three veeks. There is enough from Sun et Park to run us two weeks. But he rest of the schools—keep it up! So ... if we fail to pick up the lews of the above schools for the lext week or two, just remember t is because we are trying hard to rint the news of so many of our • i i_ _1_n.nolr nrmilrl UilbllUULUlO ” therwise never see daylight. The volumn of material we have ollected this year has been even irger than last year—yet our space emains the same. Regardless, we are in a constant tate of amazement at the work : rnny of the county children pro- i uce. Last year, we thought the , tories good—this year, they are 00 per cent better! Better con ducted, better approach, and bet- : d written. And the variety of in- i erests has been broadened. This , ear we have printed three times he activities carried last year. II roves that the young writers are ecoming more articulate, extend- 1 ig their literary limits, and find- : ig new horizons. Some day soon, when space is vailable, we are going to compare rammar school writing with that 1 jund among high school pupils. . . i nd that turned out by professional , miters (who receive as high as |1 ; jr each word!) Watch for it, t Winter Park Students Describe Activities In Grouo Of Essavs Daddy was coming home one night and the cat wag glad to see him. The cat ran under the car and injured his leg. —Lois Jacobs, Grade 2, Winter Park. I have a puppy. His name is Mickey. Every evening when I go home he plays with me. Mickey Is black. I feed him and give him water to drink. —Alma Morton, Grade 2. The dentist has .been at our school this week. We khow how to spell February. —Grace Lewis, Grade 2. We made policemen In our art class. We are learning safety rules. This week we are making Valen tines. We are having a good time at school. I am readme s library book called, “Winter Time.*’ 1 like it. —Walter Long, Grade 2. Eskimos eat a great deal of food. They eat a lot of meat. They get their meat from reindeer, whales, walrusses, and seals. The father eats first, then mother next and the children last. They have no chairs or tables. They have no plates or spoons. They sit On iho floor to eat. They eat blubber. Blubber is the fnt of the whale. — M ary Morrison Stanland, Grade 3. We have been working hard in the Glee club since school started and as a reward we went on a pio nic. We hiked to Forest Hills. Our club is very large and has increased in the past month. We are enjoying the work very much. —Billie Hat ley. GradA 8 Student At Hemenway Describes How Uncle Sam Takes Census Uncle Sam is sending out census takers in our country. He wants to find out many things. The census takers ask questions. Seme of the question he is asking are: low many people are in your family? What kind of work does the heal of the family do? How many chil dren go to school? What are their ages? To what race do you belong? Whit church do you attend? Do you owe money on your home? Wher'' did you live in 1930?—Forest Brown, grade 5. Lincoln’s house was made of logs. That is why it wasn’t large. There he learned to read and write by the open fire and candle light. When he grew to be a man, in Washington he sat and ruled the land. —Marga ret Foster, Grade r,. The ground hog comes out on Ground Hov Day. If he sees his sha dow, he doesn’t stop to play. If he VALENTINE’S DAY AT FOREST HILLS Long, long ago there lived two boys. They liked to play as we do. But one day when they were play ing a new game, they received a note which said that they could not play on the street any more. This they sent to their friend, Valentine, an old man who had a large gar den. When he read the note, he said, "I will let you play in my gar den.” One day when they went to the garden, the gate was locked. The boys knocked at the door. No one answered. The boys wondered where Valentine had gone. They did not know that the king had sent him to prison. The boys were so unhappy after Valentine had left them. Then one day a white pigeon flew to the window sill. The pigeon had a key and note around his leg. “This key,” said the note, "will open my garden gate for two boys I love.” As the boys grew older they knew that Valentine sent the note to all his old friends. This is why we send Valentines. (Unfortunately the au thor of this most enlightening story omitted his name. On Valentine’s Day we were sur prised and happy because Kent Thnmnsnri snirl wo wnro o-nin«r in have a party at 1:30. When it was time for the party to start, we went flown into the lunch room. We sang some songs until it was time for ice cream and cake and candy. Some of the boys sat with the girls be cause they couldn’t find seats. When the party was over, we went back to our rooms.—Herbert McClammy, grade 3. Two days before Valentine’s Day, our teacher asked John Jacobi and Catherine Solomon to make our Val entine box. This is the way it was made: First, you get an old box and cut a hole in the top. Then you glue white paper all over it. Next you cut out hearts and things like that and glue them on the box. When the box is all made the children put valentines in it. Our teacher told Kent Thompson :o choose four children to give the valentines out. She chose two girls ' and two boys.—George Garey, Jr., i grade 3. Wrightsboro Recently we have had two of our j ichool rooms painted. Miss Cooper’s ' ind Miss Fentress’ rooms. The I :ounty gave enough varnish to ( jaint the window sills and the cloak j ■oom. They also gave paint to paint iround the sides of the rooms. Af- ' er they finished the rooms they 1 vere much lighter and more at- j ractive. We’re going to try to keep , hem looking nice and clean as to ] nake our school a better place to vork and play. —Myrtle Batson, ‘I. 1 Our school gets library books i rom the public library in Wilming- 1 on. About every six or eight weeks i :ach class, the ones they want. The 1 leventh grade was ready to return i -le ones they had been using be sees his shadow, he gets frightened in vain—then we have six more weeks of rain. —Rodnev Fullwood. Grade 5. In history we are studying about the Declaration of Independence. It was written by five men. They were John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert R. Livings ton and Thomas Jefferson. They de clared that America was free from EAgland. When John Hancock signed his name, he wrote in big bold letters. He said, "I hope the king can read this without his spectacles.” — J e r e Freeman, Grade 5. In Chicago they are building a subway new Now people can come to work when they are due. This is safer for the people who work in town Because they can travel under the ground. —Frank Cashwell, 3rade 5. SPRING Spring is coming soon, I know it won’t be long To greet us with a happy smile Of sunshine, flowers and songs. The sun wlil come out bright as lay, The flowers will peep out of their The birds will fly around buds And all will be happy and gay.— Anna Lee Skipper, Grade 6, Winter Park. Carolina Beach We are mighty glad to have Caro lina Beach back on the page. For (he past three or four weeks the children have been sending news in —but it has been lost in the mails. (We moved recently which accounts (or the unfortunate mix up. From now on, however, watch for your lews!—fid.) New York’s bridges over the Hud son river became too crowded With traffic. For that reason men began to dig’ tunnels under the river, rhese men risk their lives against the strength of the powerful run ling water. If the smallest hole iroke the diggers’ lives, also all his ivorkj would be lost. Compressed air s pumped in to fill the tunnel and lush out as the strength of the river presses inward. Far beneath :he city men burrow away with :very sound muffled by the com pressed air. The men think very lit :le of the danger in which they work. Such tunnel diggers are call :d sandhogs. —Harriet Gray, Grade i. Nellie Granger was a steward on he Sun Racer. This plane crashed n a mountain district near Pennsy vania. Miss Granger was badly irulsed, but she pulled two others >ut beside herself. After that she nade it down the mountain along i muddy country road to a farm touse where she telephoned for aid. When the rescue party came she ead them up the mountain to the vreck. She had down the mountain vhich is about 5 or 6 miles. It even vould have been hard for a trained ithlete, but she had courage. —Ann Coleman, Grade 6. Not all firemen save buildings, lome are men who save forests, rhey are always on the watch for orest fires, they even risk their ives to save forests and people, .'hese men have to use their heads, hey have to know how to handle ires. If it was not for them many '* ,our forests would have been ruin d. If people would be more careful re would have more and better orests. Ways we can prevent fires a to put out campfires when we eave them, not to throw lighted natches In dry grass, a n d on. — lartin Fields, ■ Grade 6. ore Christmas so last Fridas;, Jan (ary 5, Judith Johnston and Hilda leitter went with Miss Fentress to lelp in the selection. The class had written' a list of books they would Ike to read. From these books the mpils make two reports a month. -Judith Johnston, 7. DELGADO PUPILS ARE GIVEN PARTY Our teacher gave us a surprise party on St. Valentine’s day. She read us the story of St. Valentine’s Day from the Elementary Teacher. The postman brought each child a package of valentines. We all en joyed the merry games, the songs and the good things to eat. Doris Evans won the prize for pinning the hat on St. Valentine. —Dairy Lee Rlvenbark, Grade 3. W* are making a poster about our community In o u r English books. We are making them about things In far away countries. We have made one about fruit and one about machinery. We are going to make one about doctors and nurses. —Blneta McDuffy, Grade 3. We have our old library books. We sent our old books to one of the other schools. Now we have them back. —Rosa Lee Potter, Grade 3. Once there was a little boy named George Washington. He was born in 1732. When he was just a small boy his father gave him a little hatchet. While he was out cutting, he cut down a little cherry tree. His father came and found that it was one of his prize trees. When asked who cut the tree down, George said he did for he could not tell a He. When he became a man he was very goo dand kind. People elected him their president. In 1775 he was commander in chief of the Ameri can army. He prayed to God for help. He died in 1799. —Mildren Mintz, Grade 3. The following children of Delga do's third grade turned in very good accounts of Washington's life: Grace Watson, Rosa Lee Potter, Ruth Rising, Lillie, Winifred Pot ter, Elneta McDuffy, Elizabeth Brown, Ruth Joyce King, and Laverne W. One Friday afternoon we made some posters. The names of them were Fruit. Machinery, Tobacco, and Community helpers. — Grace Mere Watson, Grade 3, Some Fun! "You have a nice collection of books, but you should have more shelves." "I know, but nobody seems to lend me shelve*.” "Have you given the goldfish fresh water, Maggie? “No ma’am, they ain’t finished the water I gave them yestlddy yet." Customer: “Are those eggs strict ly fresh?” Grocer (to his clerk): "Feel those eggs, George, and see if they are cool enough to sell yet.” Baldheaded gent to barber: "You ought to cut my hair cheaper, there’s so little of it.” Barber: "Oh, no. In your case we don’t charge for cutting thi hair, we charge for having to search for it!” Clerk: “Could you raise my salary next week, sir?” Boss: "Well, I've managed to do it for the past three years, so I think it’ll be possible next week.” What’s the row over at the carn ival?” “A fake dentist sold the fire-eat er a set of celluloid teeth.” A kind-hearted English Vicar one day observed an old woman labor iously pushing a perambulator up a steep hill. He volunteered his as sistance and when they reached the top of the hill, said, in answer to her thanks: "Oh, it’s nothing at all. I’m de lighted to do it. But as a reward, may I kiss the baby?” "Baby? Lor’ bless you, sir, it ain’t no baby, it’s the old man’s beer." Isaac Bear This week Isaac Bear’s Primary department takes over with the fol lowing fine selections: I have a little dog. His name is Skippy. He plays with me. He can walk on his hind legs. He c a n open the dog house door. I love my pet. —Barbara Bailey, Grade 1. The little snow flakes have gone away, but they wlil come again an other day. Oh, what fun w'e had in the snow when it was here not long ago- — Joyce Winn. Grade 2. I had the surprise of my life on New Year’s morning. When moth er said it was snowing I jumped for joy. i wrapped up and went out to make a snow man. He was so fun ny with a pipe in his mouth. The trees and the shrubbery were love ly- —Anne Durant, Grade 2. Once there were a cat and a rat. The cat chased the rat into an old lady’s hat. The old lady hit the rat with a baseball bat.— My aunt came to see me. She brought me a toy airplane to make. She brought a toy sail boat- We took it out in the back yard where we have a little gold fish pool. The PERSONALS We had a new girl to come to our class room this morning. I like her very much. Her name Is Betty Hill. We are glad to have her. I hope she will like our work. We have a new boy. and his name Is Billy Willi ford. We like h 1 m too. —Betty ' Todd, Orade 3. HARNETT PUPILS WRITING ESSAYS Washington is the mightiest name of earth, mightiest in the cause of civil liberty, still mightiest in the moral reformation. On that name a eulogy is expected. It can- i not be. To add brightness to the sun or glory, to the name of Wash ington, is alike impossible. Let none attempt it. In solemn awe pronounce the name and in its naked deathless splei.dor leave it shining on. Abraham Lincoln. —Norma Mitchell, grade 7. , Where may the wearied eye re pos. when gazing on the street, Where neither guilty glory glows, Nor despicable state? Yes, one, the first, the last, the best, The Cincinnatus of the West, whom envy dared not bate. Bequeathed the name of Washing ton, to make man blush was but one. —Florence Felkel, grade 7. On a recent Friday the girls basketball team played Wrights boro. It was an interesting game even if Wrightsboro did win. The sixth and seventh grades are planning a trip to Castle Haynes to see the bulb farms. Every one in our school enjoyed the shows put on by the magician and the marionettes last week. —Mirriam Tyler, grade 7. Horseshoe Bend After the war of 1812 broke out the Creeks, a powerful and warlike tribe of Indians in Alabama went on the warpath and massacred so many people that Tennessee raised an army to march against them. ~ndrew Jackson, who had become a general, was placed in command. The Indians made a brave resis tance, but Jackson surrounded their strong hold at Horseshoe Bend, on the Tallapoosa river in Alabama, and defeated them. —Florence Felkel. Dearest Jane: Thanks ever so much for the lovely, beautiful gift you sent me for a birthday pres ent. When I received it I clapped my hands and said, "Jane knew just what I wanted—a basketball.” Thanks ever eo much. —Rachel Axler. Judge Frizzelle Will Open Civil Term Here The two-week March civil term of New Hanover superior court will open here Monday morning, with Judge J. Paul Frizzelle of Snow H..i, presiding, T. A. Henderson, clerk of court, said yesterday. The docket comprises 20 civil ac tions the first week and 21 the se cond week, with 22 cases on the motion docket to be heard on Fri day, March 8. WILLIAM HOOPER We seldom have the privilege of seeing any of the lovely school pro grams put on by other schools. But recently we were delighted to have the pupils of Tileston present for us, “When Betsy Ross Made Old , Glory.” The costumes were colo • . ful, true and very attractive. Each , child seemed to have caught the spirit of the times and acted the part as young professionals. The first through the seventh grades had already made a study of , historical facts, and so were able to appreciate the entire play. When Betsy Ross displayed and present ed “Old Glory” to General Wash ington, one of our first grade boys was seen courting the stars to «fi , if there were thirteen. We think the teachers and the pupils did a good job and all of us thoroughly enjoyed It. — Lucille Franks, Grade 6, William Hooper. wind was blowing and It sailed.— - Hampton T. Warren, Grade S. - i we naa a piay Wednesday. It > was about the snow- I was a poet. The children said they liked the play. —Joe Johnston, Grade 3. Not many days ago we had snow. It was fun to play in it. I made a fat snow man and then threw snowballs athim. —Tommy Tobiasen, Grade 3 Our class has been studying about Washington and Lincoln. We have pictures of them. We also have a picture of Washington’s wife and one of him just before he died on December 1799. We have read many stories about these two. —Marilyn Costello, Grade 3. Mrs- Davis sent us a lovely nar cissus for Valentine. W^ wrote her a letter and told her how much we enjoyed It. Our attendance has greatly im proved. We have had only two girls and five boys absent this week. We hope everybody will stay well and come to school regularly. —Lillian Lewis. Grade 3 « HLESTON PUPILS GIVE OPERETTA A most attractive operetta, “When Betsy Ros's Made Old Glory”, was presented at Tileston primary as ;emb)y on February 21. Pupils from A, Miss Kingsbury's grade, were issisted by pupils from 4B, Miss 3iggs grade, 3A, Mrs. Henderson’s trade, and 2A, Miss, Clemmons' trade. Indians, soldiers and colon sts were most effectively costumed, md made very impressive pictures n small groups and ensemble. The lialogue and songs were rendered vith such earnestness and ease that ve lost sight of the youth of the performers, and were thoroughly pharmed with each part of their Play. An Indian dance, the graceful ninuet, and the presentation of a representative from each of t.-e hirteen colonies at a grand ball, nade very lovely pictures. Leading iharacters were General Washing on—Raymond Holland, Colonel Ross—Bradford Cantwell, Robert dcrris—John Crowley, Captain An lerson—Jack Chadwick, Betsy Ross —Nellie Lee, Patience—Betty Britz, Rebecca—Sue Boney, Jane—Eliza peth Harriss, Penelope — Bettie Dixon, Chorus of States—Christine Drawford, Blanche Weeks, Gwen iolyn Dicksey, Adelaide Wilson, inna Bryan Eubank, Lucille Hoi ingsworth, Marian Pantagis, Bar para Ann Shepard, Mary Shepard, Sarah Holland, Emily Farrar, Hazel Marshburn, Arden Blake. Chorus of Soldiers—Maurice Moore, Earl Keen, Robert Morrison, Deck Jor lan, William Davis, John Murchi son, Clarence Fales, Ernest Daniels, Dallas Smith, Gilmer White. Cho rus of Indians—James Singleton, Raymond Haas, Billy Miller, 3. B. Jlover, Don Harrell, Jesse Potter, Walter Rodgers. Chorus of little firls—Nancy Ann Gallop, A n .1 rodd, Betsy Everett, Ann F o y, Elaine Warren, Phyllis Duke, Flo -ence Stone, Dorothy Voss, Marie Jovil, Barbara Ann Bragg, Patty inn Shoaff, Betty Ann Whitley. The operetta was prepared l’. iliss Kingsbury and Miss Sullivan, .eacher of primary music. Bradley's Creek A great many years ago there were some people by the name of Phonicians who lived by the Medi terranean sea. They traded and sailed ships all along the sea coast. 4.t last a few wise Phoenicians in dented letters so that they could write words. Then the Greeks found that their letters were easier and save them to other people known as the Romans. Then the Romans tnade the letters like they are now. —Frances Cameo, Grade 4. The Third grade has been study ng about Japan. We learned thf-t the Japanese look different from the way we do. We made a Japan :se house out of cardboard. We >ought a spool and put brandies with colored paper on It for a cherry tree. We also made black lair on little dolls. We learned the fapanese have their birthdays on the same day. The girls have their birthdays in March and the boy’s in May. The girls have the feast of the dolls and the boys the feast of the flag. We learned the Japanese ’avorite food arid drink is tea. — Robert McCarl, Grade 3. The Fourth grade organized a 300k club back in January. The fol owing officers were elected: Presi lent, Lonnie Gaddy; vice-president, Man Pankratz; secretary, Carolyn Vlissroon; treasurer, LeRoy Pow as; chairman of t h e program, Jeorge Flck. On the committee are William Brinkley and Althee Brown, rhe club meets every Friday and an nteresting program is given which ilways includes a book report by a nember. The meeting at the end of tho nonth is especially enjoyed because •efreshments are served. —Carolyn dissroon, Grade 4. We have a traffic squad with Silly Johnson captain. 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