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Page 26 text:
and other members of the floor committee
. . . gay laughter and chatter echoing through-
out the gym . . . the cool tinkle of ice in the
punch bowls . . . youthful eyes sparkling
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over cup rims . . . the smooth management of
the Master of Ceremonies, Charlie Mann . . .
the smiling countenances of Miss Lindsay and
the chaperones, reflecting the spirit of the oc-
casion and .revealing their interest in the
merry revelers . . . the breath-taking en-
chantment of "Stardust" . . . then home at
midnight to happy dreams of the junior-
Assembly programs this year have been
rather limited in number. Most of them have
featured guest speakers. Some of the out-
standing visitors have been the Rev. R. K.
Benfield of Hickory, Dr. George Mauze of
Winston-Salem, and the Rev. Wilson O.
Weldon of High Point.
The topic of Mr. Beniield's talk was "Can
You Take It?" The speaker pointed out the
obstacles which must be overcome in the life
of every person in order that he might suc-
ceed in the career that he chooses.
"What's Your Name?" was the subject of
an unusually interesting address made by Dr.
Mauze, who insisted on the necessity of a
young person's keeping his name clean.
Mr. Weldon, a well-known local pastor,
has been our guest speaker on several occa-
sions during the course of the past year. In
his outstanding address on "Pins" he em-
phasized the head, the point, and the straight-
ness of this small article. In conclusion he
urged his hearers to make and keep their
Four hundred and eighty-one students
took advantage of the vocational training
courses in our high school during the past
year. Such classes as wood Work, metal work,
mechanical drawing. and diversified occupa-
tions were offered in this field.
Both the Wood and metal work shops are
set up to accommodate approximately twenty
students at each period. By means of careful
planning and conservation we were able to
maintain both shops in spite of the lack of
trained instructors and the shortage of mate-
rials. As a result of such planning, wood
work classes were scheduled for the three
morning periods and metal work for the
afternoon, thus allowing our experienced
instructor to handle all groups.
Our diversified occupations program offered
to both boys and girls the opportunity to
acquire skills in local business and industry
through afternoon classes in actual working
conditions, under the guidance of experienced
workers. At school, pupils were given the
opportunity to study material related to the
vocation of their choice. Since each was given
two credits for the course. his employer co-
operated with the school by reporting on the
grade of work done under his supervision. On
the other hand. since the job was tied in as
part of the school days, pupils taking this
course were required to work at least three
hours each afternoon.
In the mechanical drawing department
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After a short recess period the students
went into the second panel. Then lunch was
served in the cafeteria under the direction of
Two of the most interesting periods of the
day were the discussion periods during which
students in their own home rooms made re-
ports on the various panels which they had
visited. In this way each person benefited
from panels, other than his own, in addition
to the two he had attended.
Nell Siceloff, vice-president of the Student
Council, opened the afternoon session. The
high school band, under the direction of Mr.
Gerald Bryant, gave a grand performance.
The stirring marches and light numbers
chosen put everyone in a good humor if he
were not already in one.
Betty Lou Meadows, Council secretary,
called the roll of the guests, who stood to
Following this, the Rev. Wilson O. Wel-
don of the local Methodist church, delivered
an inspiring address on "The Pin." In this
he compared our lives with the shape of the
At the close of the session, the conference
was adjourned, and a tea dance, sponsored
by the Lower House, was held in the gym.
In keeping with the Thanksgiving season,
the decorations represented harvest time.
There were "corn stacks" gay with orange-
colored bows, pumpkins, and apples, and
with pictures of horns of plenty and turkeys
scattered here and there. From the refresh-
ment tables, covered with autumn leaves and
fruit, and placed at each end of the gym.
delicious punch and cookies were served.
As each person entered, he was handed a
little tag-turkeys for the boys, and horns
of plenty for the girls, with numbers on the
backs of each. For the first dance partners
were chocen by matching numbers.
At four-thirty when the dance ended, the
Council felt that another successful Social
Standards Conference had been held in High
Gay laughter, soft lights, and the magic of
a danceband--all these things helped to
make the freshman-sophomore prom the suc-
cess that it was. Although there was no
swishing of starched petticoats and hooped
skirts, yet it was diflicult to realize that one
was still living in the world of today instead
of in bygone times. This was true because
of the colonial setting-the work of the
In the background rose the front of a
colonial home, complete even to the shutters
and the ivy clinging to the walls. From the
portico came the music of Tommy Doda-
mead and his orchestra. Roses grew luxuriant-
ly on the trellises behind the garden chairs
and tables, placed invitingly on both sides
of the gymnasium.
An outstanding feature of the evening was
the grand march of the sponsors. The couples,
emerging from beneath a ribbon-bedecked
arch, walked rhythmically to the center of
the floor and there broke into the dance.
At the stroke of twelve the prom was re-
luctantly brought to a close. Then as the
lights began to die out, the revelers, weary
of foot but happy in heart, made their way
homeward. The second freshman-sophomore
dance had passed into the realm of memory.
Colored lights dancing on the twinkling,
geometrically suspended stars . . . pale moon-
light flooding the still waters of the pictured
lake and turning it into a silver sheet . . . the
satisfied expressions on the faces of Anne
Steed and Ralston Welch, joint chairmen of
the decorations committee . . . the fragrance
of fiowers and trees intermingled with per-
fumes from cosmetic counters . . . the gentle
rustle of attractive program folders planned
under the chairmanship of James Johnson
. . . the soft swish of taffeta, organdie, and
lace, with here and there a shimmer of satin
. . . melody after melody from the dance
band, pulsing out among the swaying couples
. . . the tireless forms of Hoy Lee Fesperman
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three courses were offered: two years of
mechanical drawing and one year of voca-
tional drawing. Students in the first two
courses studied the technical side of drawing
from a textbook. These drawings were re-
quired to show several views of an object.
In addition to making pencil and ink draw-
ings. pupils were obliged to draw as well as
to read blueprints with some measure of
In the vocational mechanical drawing
courses, each hour of work in the classroom.
where plans were drawn, was followed by
a two-hour period in the shop, where articles
were constructed according to these plans.
This arrangement afforded opportunity to
gain experience both in planning and con-
structing, invaluable in the field of en-
THE ART DEPARTMENT
Activity! The scratching of pencils mani-
pulated by steady hngers, the sweeping strokes
of the brushes curving across the page--this
is the high school art department in full
During the year, this department, under
the direction of Mr. A. R. Carr, renders
many services to the school. For almost every
thing that happens there is a call for posters
and more posters, desperately needed both in
the building and in the downtown area. The
young artists, therefore, set their brains to
Work and, iguratively rolling up their sleeves,
start production. The Talent Parade, the
traic campaign, the Follies of 1946, the
junior play, the senior play-all of these
major activities depend upon the art depart-
ment for aid in advertising. They are never
In the art classes, the first few weeks are
spent in learning the technique of handling
an art pencil and inicopying the sketches in
the textbook. Gradually the field is expanded
into ink sketches, which a few of the ad-
vanced students attempt. An example of this
type of work is shown by the pen and ink
sketch of the high school made by Ruth
Ellis for the frontispiece of the PEMICAN.
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"Okay, smile!" And with these words of
time-worn advice another day was started for
our PEMICAN photographers.
High Point High is one of the few schools
in the country to do its own photography-
with the exception of portraits-and one of
the very few to have its work done entirely
by students. The equipment is the most
modern obtainable: hence We are able to
compete on an equal basis with many com-
Owing to the fact that the work is done
entirely by and for the school, it is possible
for us to have many pictures that most an-
nuals are unable to get.
The darkroom crew, however, does not
work exclusively for the PEMICAN, for it
turns out prints for our school paper, the
POINTER, and also a number of incidental
shots required at times by the school. In this
Way the memory of many important school
events will be preserved for the future.
The establishment of the Camera Club in
H. P. H. S. has enabled boys, who would
otherwise not have had the opportunity, to
learn much about photography, either as a
hobby or as a possible future career.
The darkroom crew of the past year in-
cluded Ted Hodge, Alton Embler, Jimmy
Hardison, and Perry Kiziah.
What would High Point High do without
its student assistants? During the past year
there were approximately one hundred and
ninety students in the various departments
who daily gave both of their time and effort
so that the work of the school might run
more smoothly and efliciently. So important
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