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_— -—- _____ _Edited by Foster Edwards School News Editor Finds Headers Really Like It if.nV Compliments Paid Buddie Writers In New Hanover Schools some time, I, as editor of f°rs'h0(1 page, have wanted to f°nr editorial “we” and its W anonniity, and address you w?ue _ ' pr'-avc for one thing, wanted you 1 .’something of the way your l,Sn is edited and prepared for te”rntion. For another, I want !"l!‘ a]i ro know tt it it has been "“educate to me. as well as to ■J olir „i-u\rn-up readers. 1 person. no matter how indif , ‘ t0 the work you are doing, 'rt,V rt,a,) your writings and fail :0U merge a better informed man. wd no person could read the st0ries you write and fail to if signs of talent, of deep thought, *, jijQve everything else, an en kusiasnr for your school work and ife. Almost every story carried on ur'?ase, when it relates to club, look'athletic, chapel or yard aetivi ■ mds up ”we had a good time.” ' is a continuous thrill to me to ead your poetry, prose and the re BUs "of your school week. So many of the serves are bet sr titan those written by adults. countless number of biographies .ydi have appeared here are good jousS for exclusion in encyclope ^1 they are brief, curt, clear. A ror disn’t wasted. So let's watch how the page is ut Mother. . . . Each Monday morning the news' collected and that night it is red. As the case so often occurs, as. we find more news than there space alloted for it. In such cases, I try to type out it best and trust that I can get ie remaining pieces in another me, Three pages, in long hand, is 1 we can squeeze into the space ;ailabie for one school. In order to get in as many stories i possible, it is necessary to change word occasionally, or to delete paragraph or two in the longer eces. Even then, as so many of m realize, much of the news is abled" for future use. But after the news is ready, it is ken to Mr. John Marshall, a mem ir of the board of education and anaging Editor of The Star-News. He checks it for inaccuracies, arks it up. with appropriate signs, r the printers, and then writes e heads. After that it goes rough so many treatments that would take columns to describe em. There is little about the school ge. as it rests before you, fresh d dean, to suggest the romance its birth; no hint of the great its fell by the acre and ground to pulp to form the unprinted sets; nor the marvelous press licit print and fold it; nor yet of 6 trucks and newsboys who make delivery possible. it would surprise all children, ur teachers and principals, at the untiess readers we have. While I n understand that parents would crested in what their children 'de. it is a constant source of lazement to me to run into hun Ks of people a week who have children in school, but are “cov to-cover” readers. They can quote ur poems from memory and dis u your activities as well as you. liien there are hundreds of other iders who are more interested "■hat the chuldren of New Han cr county are being taught. Until 5 Page was created it was vague SI”css to them. ind aH up and down the high as far as The Star-News cir •ation „oes, this page has its numbered readers. Not long ago, 'ather of three children in White ■c told me it was the first place ' children turned. So there! Your ’rles' your news, your sweets, sours, are literally covering hheastern North Carolina each eli like the dew.—F. E. WEEKLY QUIZ Audrey Overby, Cornelius Har , wrote the Quiz for the week: f are questions to addle adults. 1 try them: ‘‘,,^ew Y°rk is the largest city ‘“e world. Mahogan wood comes from the j“°sany tree. ■ Woodrow Wilson was the twen ratirth president. • Madison was called “Father of ; Constitution.” ■ George Washington’s home wras 'vefI to Monticello. answers: i, pa]se. 2. True. 3. se- 4- True. 5. False.. tte new Tiinin two-place low wing twining plane is the newest ® I)Ioneer molded planes. The '* acturing- method is estimated fve about 25 per cent man f"' Powered with a 160-horse . ei engine, the top speed is about an hour. _advertisement tchy Pimples Kill Romance ,,.ei ,sl,attered romances may be lts .^rsotiy to ugly skin blem fctna . y tolerate itchy pimples, itatin angry red blotches or other Jses f v resulting from external : t>r,.I len you can get quick re ;nf' -n so°thing Peterson’s Oint idP(j "if a)l druggists. Money re igh- r.one application does not 0 snJu!U' Peterson’s Ointment 4 », 1 irritated and tired feet acks between toes.—Adv. t _■ WR1GHTSB0R0 POEMS A bird singing in a tree He is singing for you and me. There are many who are sad, But the bird makes them glad. —Anthony Millis, 3rd grade. He is very black, you knew He looks at me in such a way That I get scared and run away And still he does not go. —Joyce Jordan, 3rd grade. I love the snow You always know When X bring out my sleigh J go to play. —Billy Heath, 3rd grade. “My I speak As I cross this lovely creek,’’ Said the little bird as he flew by. To the blue sky on high. February is here With its weather so clear And its sunshine I like it so fine. “Little Birdie, don’t fiy so high I am afraid you might die,” Said the little boy As the little bird flew by. Dorothy Mae Bobbins, 3rd grade, ESSAYS WRITTEN AT FOREST HILLS I read in my Weekly Reader a little riddle and it said, "I am lit tle. I come on plants after the flow ers are gone. Sometimes I sleep all winter, in the spring i begin to grow, i become a plant just like the one upon which I grew. What am I?—Clofton Dixon, Grade 2. Mother goes to the market. She buys vegetables, she buys grape fruit and oranges. Where do the markets get the vegetables? Where do they get the f nits The vege tables come from big gardens in the south. —Marianne Snakenburg, Grade 2. In my Weekly Reader I read about Bob. He had a sled. He play ed with the sled. Bob played in safe places. —Anne Hall, grade 2. I read about the new train. The people sleep, read and talk. The trains runs over 100 miles an hour. It is the one that goes to Miami. The people like warm and sunny days. The train is shining. One train goes from New York to Miami in 25 hours. —Catherine Post, Grade 2. I read a story in my Weekly Reader about trains. A shining new train hurries away from New York or. its way south. The engine pulls seven cars. There are many bjg chairs in the cars, 60 people can ride in each car. —The people look out of the windows, they read, talk and' sleep. They go into one car to eat and into another to sleep.—Mi riam Bowen, Grade 2. Mother goes to the market. She buys vegetables for dinner. I go with her. She buys me candy. She buys grapefruit and oranges. The vegetables come from big gardens in the south. Trucks and trains take the oranges to towns and cities. The men sell them to our mothers. —Esther Pearl Batson, Grade 2. Mother buys fruits and vege tables from the market. We like fruits and vegetables. Men ship different kinds of vegetables from all parts of the world. Do you like fruits and vegetables I like them. You should eat them every day.— T nn'iio TnnPc flrotlci 9 Delgado The Crusades were started by people who wanted to go to the Holy Land. They also wanted adventure and had a desire to see the world. The barbarous Turks captured the Holy Land and the Pope called on the nobles and knights to win it back. They wore red crosses on their chests, ships, sails, spears and shields. That was the show that they were going to free the Holy Land. There were eight crusades. Finally Palestine was restored to the Christians by the Crusaders. —Joseph Watson, grade 6. There was only one church in the Middle Ages. Everyone was required to attend it. If anyone refused, they were sometimes punished with dea.th. The church raised' money by owning land and getting taxes on it. Anoth er was the people had to pay taxes to support the government. The of ficers of the church were the Pope, archbishop, bishops and priests. —Margaret King, grade 6. ■ 1 — r In the Middle Ages, when a man was accused of murder, or some other crime, he could clear himself by getting a few neighbors to swear to what he said. Another way was by carrying a hot iron or sticking his hands into a kettle of boiling water It was believed that God would protect him from burning if he was innocent, which, of course, was not fair. Another way was by battle which was fought with swords by the accuser and the one that was accused. Jack Potter, grade 6. In the Middle Ages the lords had manors. The part of the manor in which there was a church and the manor house was called the domain. HARNETT PUPILS WRITING RHYMES Robert Fulton was born in Penn sylvania- The steam engine had al ready been invented in England. Fulton thought that if steam would run factories it would run a boat. During a trip to England he studied the steam engine, but he didn’t have enough money to try the ex periment so he went to Robert Liv ingston who lent him the money. Several times it failed. Then Fulton bought one of the newest and hest engines and put it in the Clermont. It worked at the speed of five miles an hour. Some people called it ‘‘Ful ton s Folly.1’ Some people thought the world was coming to an end. But we thank Robert Fulton to day for his invention. If he could see some of our ocean liners today he would realize what a good thing he has done for his country. —John L. Millinor, grade 5. One day I caught the chickenpox. I felt very bad. I couldn’t even sit up in bed and play. I had to stay in bed all day and the next and next. It seemed to me I would never get out to play. But next week I was very glad_ as glad as 1 could be, for now I can play with little Lad out under the apple tree. —Fay Nichols. 1 - I woke up one morning and I was very sad- I went and aske! mother just what I had. I looked in the morror and what did I see? There were big red humps all over me. Those big red bumps looked like measles, only they were not gray, but you know what? I. had the measles—and X simply wished they’d go away. —Esther Mae Turner, grade 5. One day I had some bumps on my face. Somebody told me it was the mumps. But when we 'went to the table ahd sat at my place, I could n't eat a thing for the bumps. Every time I would try to eat some candy. I would feel like I w.-i going to faiht, but -1 sure didn’t feel like a dandy, but my jaws felt like they were in a bucket of paint. But soon I got better, and my jawg were not sore, and I could go to se ■■ the fellows, but I didn’t want to get the mumps any more —Emory Holden. Next week, Virginia Corbett will rhyme about her chicken pox in this clever and original series. Sunset rark We have been studying about Franz Joseph Haydn in music. He wrote many songs. We have been singing some of them, including “Oh, Worship the King,” and "The Pleasures of the Country.” Haydn wrote much music for the sympho ny. —Nellie Simmons, Grade 6. We had a marionette show on Robin Hood at our school recently. The man who put it on was very good. He had nine marionettes on the stage at one time. The school got half the money. We all liked it. Robin Hood reached dow'n and pick ed up a bow and . hot an arrow. The man finally let us look behind the stage and we saw him set the stage and arrange characters in their places. —Billy Bloodworth, Grade 6. Pupils of our school took part in a quiz on school behavior during a recent chapel program. Questions were presented by the captains of the traffic boys and girls: Dickie Andrews and Betty Jean Duff. Here are the questions and answers: 1. When should we enter the building? We should enter the build ing when the bell rings, when it rains, or when it is very cold. 2. What should we remember when we enter the building? We should remember to take off our hats (if boys); stop talking and playing; and keep to the right so we W'on’t bump into anyone. 3. what three wheeled objects should- we not play around at school? we should not play around the bus. the cars, or the bicycles. 4. What did we vote we wanted in front of our building? We voted f grass. Can we walk on it and have it too? No, we can’t walk on it and have it. 5. What protects our grass from cars? Rocks protect the grass from fnrs 6. Does it need protection from anything else? Yes, it needs protec tion from boys and girls, too. 7. Why isn’t it wise to walk on the rocks? We might get hurt, misplace the rocks, or mash the grass. 8. What is on the ward to be used in improvements? Gravel and clay are to used for improvements. What ^hould they not be used for? They should not be used for throw ing or to play with. 9. Who has special duties to help us to remember to be good citibens? Traffic boys and girls help us to be good citizens. 10. How can we help the traffic boys and girls? We can help them by understanding what they are doing and by working with them in stead of against them. The people worked together. They usually had three fields. The crops in the fields were changed each year and the shares of each farmer were strips of land scattered in each field. Most of the farmers were serfs. The serfs worked half of the time on the lord’s land and half on their land. —John Walker, grade 6. Third Grades At Bradley Creek Studying Japanese And Eskimos The third grades have been studying about Japan. We learned that Japanese look different from Americans. We made a Japanese house of cardboard. We all brought a spool and put branches with colored paper on them for t.h? cherry trees. We also made black hair on little dolls and made them look like Japanese. We learned that the Japanese children have their birthdays on the same day. The girls have their birthdays in March and the boys in May. The girls have the feast of dolls and the boys a feast of flags. —Robert McCarl. Mr. Roland came to the fifth grade and talked to us about Louisiana. He also put on a German officers coat and hat. He sang us songs in French and German. We enjoyed it and hope he will come back again. —Florence Holloman, Grade 5. One Friday we took a trip several thousand miles away to a very cold country. Mr. Plumer, who is a l'eal Eskimo, spoke in chapel. He told us so many interesting things about the country in which ha used to live that we felt as if we had been there too. —Jean Rowe, Grade 3. Our girls had a basketball team, but we didn’t play any other school. The captains were Betty Lou Tay lor, Lean Lomax and Eloise Mor ton. Miss Davis was our coach.— Dean Lomax, Grade 7. We Ann was a little girl. She liked to play in the snow. She help ed her brother make a snow man. It was very funny. He had a long nose. —Grade 1. Dorothy and her mother had an airplane trip. Dorothy was very happy to ride up, up, up. Grade 1. I think thaf of all the vegetables [ like tomatoes best. I like them best made into a salad. I think to matoes made into sandwiches are very good too. I like tomatoes any way they are fixed. —Carolyn Miss room. ESSAYS WRITTEN AT WINTER PARK _ • The polar bear all snowy white, which Eskimos always fight. They can hardly tell him from the snow, nor which way' he’s about to go. So when they see something move—oft goes their harpoons with a zoom.— Julian Lanier, Grade 3. I am an Eskimo dog. People dc not pet me, because I am part wTolf. Eskimos harness me to sledes and I carry' them over the northland. —Myrtle Futreli, Grade 3. I am a reindeer. I o f t e n have trouble getting food. I dig through the deep snow to get moss for food. I furnish meat, milk, skin for clothing. —Mary Porter, Grade 3. I am a musk ox. I am a thick, furred animal witfe horns across my forehead. I travel in herds of 8 to 15. When an enemy approaches we form a circle. Females and babies go to the center and males to the outside, facing the enemy. — Lois Goodrum, Grade 3. In Eskimo land the moss grows under the snow. Children gather it and roll it many' times between their hands into a long wick. The wick is used for the Eskimos seal" oil lamps- —Virginia Venter, Grade 3. One day it began to snow. Since everyone was so excited, our teach er let us cut some snowflakes. She told u» that there were not two alike, but that all had six sides. —Carolyn Craig, Grade 7. Don Balthazar Carlos was paint ed by Velasquez. He W'as a Spanish artist. Don Carlos was King Philip’s son. Don Carlos is sitting on a fat little pony. The pony has a wild look, but he is too fat to run. Don Carlos is dressed in a fine suit and a lovely hat. The artist made a beautiful background for this pic ture. we can see gray clouds, low green hills, and snow-capped moun tains. Valasquez gave this portrait to King Philip as a present- Many people go to Spain to see it. —Julia Marie Smith. Hemenway Oliver Perry was courageous and bold, he went to sea as I was told. He had a very small fleet, but gave the British a terrible defeat. When his ship was disabled, no one knew because there were no cables. He rowed away to a tiny ship, with the dispathes at his hip. And today w'e remember his name, I guess its in the hall of fame. And one of his sayings that linger through the hours, “We have met the enemy and he is ours.” —Mary Strange, grade 7. (In order to get these long, narra tive poems in it is necessary to print them as prose. Printed by line would leave so little space for other ooems and news. They are really fine, however. — Ed.) We had no large navy, only a handful of ships, so we were very careful of any dangerous slips. We frightened all the enemy with a few winning fights, to show all the enemy we wanted more sights. All of these battles, as we are often told, show that w'e were brave as we were bold. One day the '-Constitution” and the British ‘‘Guerriere” came as close to each other as we or they would dare. The sides of "Old Iron Sides” were and seemed so bare. That the bullets of the British left it hardly scarred. When the Guer riere was beaten and left a total wreck, Captain Fiacres and com panions left the British deck. As they climbed into our ship, Hall went to the British captain’s aid. To him he was so very kind, as Flares later said. But this was only one ship that in our harbor lay, for many another British ship because our small navy’s prey. —Connie Herbert, grade 7. The Sistine Madonna was drawn by Raphael, an Italian artist in the 16th century. In the picture the Madonna is holding the baby Jesus in her arms. The Madonna is drap ped in rose in the upper part of her dress and the lower part is a dark I rose. St. Sixtus is on one side of the picture with his tiara. St. Barbara is on the other side. Two little wist ful cherbus are looking in the win dow while the artist is painting the picture. —Gloria Nichols, grade 7. The first surgar was made in In Jia about the first century A. D. The Unted States uses more sugar than my other country, it averages about 100 pounds per person. The first sugar was made of sugar cane, bu*. in 1747 a German scientist extract ed sugar from beets. Fifty years later the world’s first sugar factory was started by Franz Carl Achard. Napoleon fought sugar cane with sugar beets and gave bonuses to French farmers who raised beets; he started schools which trained men to raise beets. Other countries soon followed France’s lead and by the end of the 19th century sugar cane was conquered. —Norwood Smith. At least 130,000 variations to ex isting manuscripts of the New Test ament of the Bible can be found. HOOPER STUDENT WRITES OF TEXAS Texas was woned by Spain in the year 1820. In that year Moses Aus tin formed a plan. He went to Tex as with one servant and a negrc slave and asked if he could bring his family and three hundred other fam ilies there. He was told that he could, but he died before he could do so. Stephen F- Austin took his fa ther’s place and settled nearly a thousand families in the territory The first settlers had many hard ships. The first few years they suf fered from the Indians. Then droughts and floods ruined theii crops Sometimes they had nothing to eat, but lean deer and mustang horses. Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821 and gave 4.00C acres of land to each family. In 1835 President Santa Anna over threw the Mexican government and made himself dictator. The Texans declared that they wanted no dic tator, so they drove all Santa Anna’s troops from the state. But the next year Santa Anna brought his Mexi can soldiers back. The Alamo was a ruined chapel of an old Spanish church which the Texans made into a fort. The Tex ans fought until the very last man was killed. Three weeks after the fall of the Alamo, another part of Santa Anna’s army- captured and put to death nearly 400 men who had just come from the United States to aid the Texans. Santa Anna fought against General Sam Houston in the battle of San Ja cinto and lost his whole force. Six hundred Mexicans were killed and the rest captured. Santa Anna him self was captured. He made an agreement with Houston to order his main army back to Mexico and to give up Texas, letting it be free from Mexico. President Tyier offered to take Texas into the Union, and make it a part of the United States. As most of the Texans had gone to that country from the U. S-, they want ed to be taken in again. It took some time to carry out the plan. However, Texas became a member of the Union in 1845.—Jackie Godley, grade 5. Carolina Beach Students Write Of Sea And Men Who Sail Ships If you ever sailed into New Yorl harbor on a trans-Atlantic ocear liner, you may have noticed that it! engine changed its beat and ther stopped altogether. The ship was pausing to piek up the pilot- N< matter who the captain is, he al ways turns the ship over to a pilol to bring it into the harbor. Watcl the sailor throw a rope to one o] the pilots. Now comes a great spon for the man. He must climb th< rope ladder as the ship rides thi waves. He will do good if he get! gets aboard without a ducking. —Billy Reynolds. Working below the sea is not as simple as it sounds. To keep the men from being crushed by the load of water upon him compress ed air is pumped into his diving suit. Many times a diver will be pushed into his helmet by the pres sure of the water- He cannot go down too fast or come to the sur face too fast. Hence he must des cend slowly, not outdistancing the rate at which the pump can supply the proper air pressure, otherwise he may suffer great pain, bleeding at the nose, eyes and ears, and even lose consciousness or die —Clinton Russ, grade 6. The work of the coast guard i* saving lives in the ocean. It has a boat which is called a coast guard cutter. Each coast guard station lias a cutter. In Wilmington there is the ship, Modoc. It was named after an Indian- The boat has guna on deck. It belongs to the govern* ment. The ship also protects seals along the Pacific coast. They prevent smuggling. The coast guard has some sea planes that scout around over the ocean. It operates over a range of 10(1,000 a day, from the Arctic to the West Indies and from r.iid-Pacific to America’s western shores. —Bobby Strickland, grade *. Not all the brave men work on land. If you are ever on a ship and it is the daytime, wntch the pilot come aboard. Watch the sailor throw a rope to the pilot. He grabs it and pulls his small craft to the ship. They drop down a rope ladder from the liner’s deck. It is a thrill ing i -perience. —Harold Ludwig. Carolina Beach The blue jay is one of the most beautiful birds. The bird has a crested head, and blue and white dress with black bars. He builds his nest high in a tree to be safe from enemies that do not climb or fly high. —Lois Enid Sly, Grade 3. ' Working below the surface of the sea is not so simple as it m a y sound. The farther down the diver goes, the more water he has piled on top of him. Compressed air is pumped into his suit to keep him from being crushed to death. The diver’s best friend is his tender, the man above the surface who looks after his wants and commands. The man in a deep sea diver’s suit is a modern knight in armor. He battles not against cold steel, but cold water, in fuild darkness fathoms down; the very air he breathes being supplied by men. For each ten feet he descends an added 4 1-2 pounds of pressure per square inch is added. He m u s t descend slowly, not outdistancing the rate at which the pumps can supply the correct air pressure. — John penny, Grade 6. The robin’s colors are pretty. His back is brown, his head is black, and his blest is red. A robin is about the size of my hand, lie makes his nest in an oak tree. Sometimes he makes his nest in a cherry tree. His nest is made of grass, mud and sticks. Mrs. Robin lays two to five eggs. She some times sits on the eggs for a week. The eggs are greenish-blue. The robin eats many bugs and worms. He sings a shrill song. —Arlene Blohm, Grade 4. r.I •*> •; A I GENERAL MOTORS’ NUMBER ONE CAR IS THE NATION’S NUMBER ONE CAR In Value ...In Road Action with Economy ...In Sales! The nation looks to General Motors for genuine motor car leadership! 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