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“HIGH” LIFE, JANUARY 13, 1922.
“FOR A BETTER G. H. S.”
Founded by the class of ^21
Published Every Other Week by the Students of the Greensboro High School.
Acceptance for change of name from The Sage to “High” Life with entry
as second-class matter at the Greensboro, N. C. postoffice, now pending.
Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in section
1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized December 10, 1920.
5 cents per copy 50 cents the School Year
Paul Cansey Editor-in-Chief
Mildred Leak Managing Editor
Max, Barnhardt Business Manager
Bryan Barker I
Lucile Wynn j
Ethel Stockton Assistant Editor
Margaret Smith ! Alumni ■ Editor
Harold Sebum Circulation Manager
Clinton Jackson Assistant Business Manager
Carmel Ferguson Assistant Managing Editor
Elizabeth Simpson Assistant Assigning Editor
ifonard Tempko I Assistant Athletic Editor
Marjorie Blair J
Elizabeth Transou Assistant Circulation Manager
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“OUR SCHOOL LIFE.”
When the age of six breaks over us
And we prepare to go
To the first grade of our school life.
Our hearts begin to glow.
We are frightened by our teachers,
Who are sometimes fond and dear,
They wrap us up on leaving
And di*y our salty tears.
When we reach the third stage.
We begin to realize, more and more
Ihat school life is not exactly
What it was—three years before.
When we get as far as grammar
We think we’re the whole cheese;
But once we’re turned across the
We again get busy as bees.
When we get our diplomas,
And on to High School go;
We begin to realize, more and more,
That school life is better than the
And when we get to be seniors.
All powerful, strong, and large,
We begin to look into the future,
For soon we sail away on life’s
So let us be up and doing,
All, as pupils, that we can;
Tc make our future, more successful,
And make for the world, a bigger,
BOYS AND GIRLS OF THE CITY SCHOOLS
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Greensboro, N. C,
DEATH OF MR. ALBRIGHT
Defects in the construction of the
compressed air tank caused it to ex
plode in the establishment of the
Dixie Sales Co. last Wednesday
morning which resulted in the in
stant death of Mr. J. Ed Albright, a
well known and beloved citizen of
He was a success measured by any
rule and standard. He founded a
happy home, supreme in his affec
tions and the live of his noble sons
He made himself a citizen with a
civic pride that found expression in
all forms of public betterment in
city and state. He created a busi
ness guarded it with his honor and
integrity, and his industry won for
him a tair competence of material
He found his highest happiness in
Christian worship and his influence
will be felt for years among those
who knew him best.
Greensboro High School mourns
the loss of such a loyal friend, always
one of its most loyal supporters.
WAKE FOREST ORATIONS
As the time approaches for the
holding of the Annual Inaer-scholas-
tic Declamation Contest at Wake
Forest we should begin thinking
about the .boy that will represent
G. H. S.
Last year Hoyt Boone represented
us and made a very fine showing.
This contest is a big thing and the
prizes are worth working tor. Every
boy in the High School should try
for this contest and show his school
BACK YOUR TEAM.
We can’t prophecy' just “to the
letter” what will happen tonight at
the y. M. C. A., but we can come
pretty near it. Friday night at
7:30 the girls’ basket-ball team of
the Greensboro High School will meet
two teams, one from Wir.ston and one
from Raleigh. This is a thing we’ve
never done before, have two teams
playing in the same night The
girls are in good trim although
they haven't had but one week of
varsity practice- If we don’t get beat
there’ll be a great victory for G. H.
S.! Get behind your team.
At the state school meeting held j
recently in Raleigh, groups of teach
ers interested in girls’ athletic ac
tivities met in conference. Mr. Phil
ips acted as the chairman of this
conference, and there was much heat
ed discussion. The main, topic dis
cussed was that of broadening the
athletic field of activities for girls.
A call went out for a detail discus
sion of this serious question. That is
why and how a group of about ten
people met in the High School build
ing several weeks ago. Seven schools
from over the state were represent
ed. Mr. Philips was chosen presi
dent of the convention, Mr. Mitchen-
er of Raleigh, vice president, and
Miss Morrow, head of our girls’ ath
letics as secretary and treasurer.
The first meeting of the conference
was held on Friday night and at
this meeting our point sistem, work
ed out so thoroughly under the
dilligent guidance of Miss Mary
Morrow, was read and discussed.
Our constitution was read also. Four
committees were appointed, one to
work out a point system for all
the schools, using our system as a
basis; second to draw up a general
constitution for all the schools; third,
to work out aa local constitution,
with oui; constituion as a guide
fourth to discuss and draw up some
state regulation rules for basketball.
At eleven-thirty on Friday night the
meeting adjourned with the deter-
minaiton to meet Saturday morning
and finish up everything.
Saturday morning after the com
mittees had met for some time the
conference was called together.
Each subject of each committee wa.s
discussed and decided upon. The
point system cannot be discussed in
detail here; the main thing decided
was that for the first two hundred
poi.'^s a school letter should be
awarded, and for the four hundred
a state letter. It may also be stated
here that our letter designs were
accepted. A general constitution was
accepted and our constitution was ac
cepted as the local constitution. There
was hot discussion over the basket
ball regulations but they were final
ly adopted. From now on centers
are not allowed to shoot,—two di
vision court must be used, and Spald
ing rules also; all inter-school games
must be completed at the beginning
of March to make way for the
Girls, aren't you beginning to ap
preciate your instructors more anil
more each day? Such persons as
Miss Morrow and Mr. Philips are not
to be found in every school. Only
by whole-hearted determination to
help the girls in the Greensboro
High did Miss Morrow' put across
b.er point system. Only by his
unusual perseverance did Mr. Phillips
conduct those meetings as a credit
to the Greensboro High School.
FURNACE TROUBLE CAUSES DE
LAY IN OPERATLNCr SCHOOL
Probably the great misunderstand
ing about the delay of the grates or
the addition of three days to the
holidays *can be explained in a few
The grates which we used the
first of the year needed a few repairs
so a plumber was notified at the
beginning of the holidays. He came
immediately and instead of repairing
the grates they were broken up.
These grates were not missed until
Thursday before school started on
Monday. A promise was given to
have the grates here by Saturday
night or Sunday morning and that it
w'ould take only an hour to put
them in. They were ordered to be
sent by express. On Monday the
grates had not come but a bill of
lading was received stating that the
gratqs had been shipped by freight.
A wire was sent again for the
grates were shipped by express.
These arrived at four o’clock Thurs
day morning and installed so that we
all found a warm building on Thui^-
day at 8:30.
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The joy of the holidays was
made threefold by the homecoming
of the fomer students of G. H. S.
Davidson and Carolina turned out
in full force—Hoyt Boone, Allen
Stajnback, G.. B. Wynne, James
Hendrix, Ted Koenig, Dick Wharton,
Bertham Brown, “Goat” Lewis, Bill
Bogart and Guy Hagan. Kathenne
Wharton, Janice Brown and Frances
Gilliland retunied from Agnes Scott,
Mary Elizabeth Perkins from Mary
Baldwin’s and Maude Forsythe from
Queen's. Our heartiest New Year
wishes are extended to each anc
every one of them with the hope
that they will visit u& often, not
only this year, but in the years
to come, and never forget the happy
days spent at G. H. S.
The Chemical Student had “mis
took'’ sulphuric acid for water, and
these are the lines placed on his
tombstone by his fellow students:
Here lies William Johnson
Now he is no more
What he thought was H20
Was H2 S 04
“Aways Remember,” said Tommy’s
father,"that whatever you attempt,
mere is only one way to leearn, and
mat is by beginning at the very bot
tom. There are no exceptions to
this rule. ’
"iNone at all?” queried Tommy.
"None,” said father decisively.
“Then, ’ asked Tommy, “how about
EPISTLES OF HIRAM
Miss Sarah Cliatt, of the High
School English department, has not
returned to school after the Christ
mas recess. It has been stated
that illness in Miss Cliatt’s family
is the main reason given for resig
nation of Miss Cliatt. All of the
other teachers have returned to
finish out the year's work.
Well I got back lo Greensberry an’
started t’ school Munday mornin’
whei I meets a crowd of boys an’
girls a cornin’ this Nvay, frum th’
school. I sez t’ 'em, “What’s this
here anyhow?” An’ they all balls
t’ onct, “They ain’t no school! They
ain’t no school!” An’ nen I just
turns 'roun’ an’ cums home just ’s
fas’ as I kin herry. They sez it’s
a cause th’ greats ain’t here an’ th’
fernice won't burn an’ they can’t
have no school. An’ this thing keeps
till Thursd'y. an nen we goes back
t’ school. Ever’bod’s a sayin’ “Ja
have a nice time Cris’mas? Wuz
Sanny Clause good t’ yer? Whatcha
git fur Cris'mas?” An’ sum ’er the
girls wuz a grabbin’ each other an’
a huggin’ ’em. An’ then they gits
t’ talkin’ ’bout 'zamminations an’
they all sez’ ’bout bein’ ’xemt. I ast
Jim an’ he sez it means not takin’
'em. If’n yu no yu lessons gud yu
don’ hafta. I ain’t a’ countin’ on a
gittin’ ’xemt on nothin’ but but En
glish but that'll be sum gud. This
here ol‘ school ain’t changed none.
Ii's got the same steps ’gin’ th’ build-
in’, th’ same eatin’ room an’ ever’-
thing. I hope th’ ol’ mule has done
got over that bad coal of his’n, an’
wishes I wmz back on th’ farm.
He stopped in the Center of the
car tracks, set two “valieses” on the
rails, took the officer by the arm and
asked: '‘Say, officer, dew I get th’
Thirteenth Street trolley car here?”
'‘Well,” replied the officer. “I
think if you stand right where you are
I about a minute longer the Thirteenth
I Street car will get you.”
; very proud of his English and show'ed
A recently educated Indian was
off his accomplishment wFerever
possible, ne day he came into a
company to report to his employer
that some sparrows had built a nest
! in the waterspout.
“Much of a nest?” inquired the
i “Heap much,” replied the Indian.
; “Sparrow has pups.”
—Average attendance at evening-
schools in New York city has reaceh-
ed 41,233, according to Morris E.
Seigel, director, who says that most-
of the students are immigrants.
—Since the stock market began
rising the value of Liberty bonds
held in this country has increased
—The Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
announced in New York last week
that at its 5,000 stores through
out the country he sandard 14-
ounce loaf of bread would be sold
for five cents.
—The Mexican government has
reduced its appropriations for the
army and. increased the fund for
education. The military budget is
less by $30,000,000 than the one
a year ago.
—Sleep w;ansn’t the only thing lost
New Year's Eve. The “Lost and
Found” columns in the city’s news
papers have been loking like a
jeweler's catalogue ever since.—^New
A class meeting Friday Room 6
Annex B decided to take as tlieir
motto: “Ad astra per aspera,” or “To
the stars through Difficulties.”
This room is taking a great inter
est in the Dabating Club this year.
Those going out for debating from
Room 6 are; Wendell Clem, Marie
Wilhelm, Claude Mclver and Cor-
rine Cook. With such a team tlie
Freshman debating future is bright.
The class resolved to do better
work this month and win the Schol
arship Shield. To do this every pupil
has pledged to do better work and
bring up the average.
(Continued from page /)
teams playing fast ball. Greensboro
out-played Charlotte in this half
making 14 points to their ten but
could not overcome Charlotte’s big
lead. Harvell and Brown starred
for the Queen City lads in this half,
while Britton and Sebum played
stellar ball for Greensboro. The
game ended with the score 34 to 20
in favor of the Queen City boys.
^ Greensboro Charlotte
Sebum L. F. Harvell
W'illiams R. F. Ware
Daniels C. Carmichael
Henderson L.G. Brown
Britton R.G. Morris
Substitutions for Greensboro: Wil
kins for Sebum; Transon for Hen
derson, Taylor for Williams.
Substitutions for Charlotte: Car
michael for Morris. Referee; Mur
iel. Time of periods 20 minutes.
The Greensboro High School team
was defeated Jan. 7, by Lexington
quintet by the score of 18 to 16.
ihe game was played in Lexington
in an old W'arehouse where the raf
ters were very low making the con
ditions of playing very unfavorable.
Ihere was not much of a crowd but
those that did attend witnessed a
very interesting and close game.
Britton and Daniels were the indiv
idual stars for Greensboro while
Leonard did stellar work for the Lex
ington team. Each man played the
game for all that was in it.
The first half opened with Greens
boro slow', but after about 5 minutes
of play they warmed up and then
both teams rushed the game. The
game was rough due to the hard play
ing and many fouls were made. At
the whistle the score stood 8 to 3
favor of Lexington. Britton shot a
foul and a goal in this period.
The second half started off with a
rush. Both teams playing hard.
Ihe game was exceedingly close be
ing tied and broken several times.
Daniels and Britton did the best work
for Greensboro in this perioff and the
game ended with a 14 to 14 tie.
An extra 5 minute period was
played and Lexington came out on
top. In this period Britton shot 1
goal and Lexington shot one goal
and 2 fouls bringing the score to 13
to 16 in favor of Lexington.
Greensbor o Lexington
Wilkins L.F. Leonard
Britton R. p. Raker
I^aniels C. Smith
Transou L. G. Miller
Williams R. G. Young
Substitutions for Greensboro: Se
bum for Wilkins; Henderson for
Transou. Referee; Hill. Time of
periods: 20 minutes.