Cliffside Schools Play House Opens
Cliffside, Oct. 4—The Cliffside Schools Play House, which is entirely finished, will be of great aid to the students and especially to the basketball teams. The Play House has a fine court which is large enough for basketball or indoor baseball. This latter sport is very popular with the younger boys and even some of the older ones enjoy it as well. The full equipment for the building, including a new school Victrola, has been ordered and is on its way. It is expected everything will be in readiness within a week or ten days. The Play House is on the opposite side of the street and a little below the High School building; formerly it was the old Baptist Church and during the summer it was remodeled and fixed up for a combination gymnasium and playing place.
Staff of Cliffside Schools.
The present enrollment of the schools is seven hundred and fifty-five, one hundred and seventy-five of the scholars are in the high school department and the balance in the elementary school. P. P. Caldwell is the Superintendent of the system which includes the Cliffside schools and the Avondale one. C. A. Denson is Principal of the high School at Cliffside and F. S. Hall has the same position at Avondale. In the elementary department here: Miss Virginia Owen, of Weldon, a graduate of Greensboro College for Women; Miss Alice Davis, of Dalton, S.C., a graduate of Salem College; and Miss Ruth Beam, of Shelby, and a graduate of N.C.C.W. have charge of the first grade. The second grade is in the care of Miss Vivia Hairr, of Clinton, and a graduate of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Miss Flora Morris, of Spindale, and a graduate of Carson Newman College.
More High School Teachers.
Miss Ruby Wilson, of Marshville, a graduate of Asheville State Normal, and Miss Occie Biggerstaff, of Rutherfordton, are in charge of the third grade; Miss Johnnie Player, of Elliott, S. C., a graduate of the Atlanta College; and Miss Annabelle Logan, of Rutherfordton, take care of the pupils in the fourth grade. Miss Eva Bain, of Salisbury and Miss Alleen Coats, of Fuquay Springs, and a graduate of Breman, are the fifth grade teachers.
In the sixth grade are Miss Leitha Bain, of Salisbury, and Miss Almeyda Purnell, of Charlotte, a graduate of Randolph and Macon College. Miss Sara Workman, of Cherryville, a graduate of the North Carolina College for Women, and Miss Beulah Heifner, of Crouse, and a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne, have charge of the seventh grade.
High School Staff.
Miss Helen Thompson, of Fuquay Springs, Meredith College, teaches Latin and History in the High School; Miss Mary Lou Davis, Wake Forest, is the teacher of French, and C. A. Denson, University of North Carolina, has mathematics as his subject; H. C. Beatty, of Stanley, another University of North Carolina graduate, teaches mathematics and science; Broadus Simmons, of Cliffside, and a graduate of Wake Forest, teaches science and history. Miss Sara Lou Jenkins, of Goldsboro, N.C.C.W. also teaches history, and Mrs. Harry Robinson has charge of the Home Economics classes.
There is excellent material for a first rate football team this year. The number of students turning out each day is large. The first game the team played was with Lattimore High School and it was a tie contest. On the seventh, Friday, they will play Cowpens on their field. On October 14, Chesnee is scheduled and the game is to be played at Chesnee. Lowell will come to Cliffside on Saturday, October 15, and on October 22 a return game with Chesnee will be played. On the 17th of November Lattimore will be played here. A contest with the team of Central High School, Rutherfordton, has been arranged but the date is not yet known.
This item was printed in The Sun on October 4, 1927.