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February 12, IQ^S
Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
The Greensboro High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’21
Editor-in-Chief Lois Dorsett
Associate Editor Elizabeth Stone
Associate Editor Alfred Dixon
Junior Associate Editor Helen Felder
Junior Associate Editor Georgia Stewart
Jr. Assoc. Editor Charlotte Van Noppen
Athletic Editor Virginia Jackson
Athletic Editor Elizabeth Darling
Athletic Editor Clarence Stone
Alumni Editor Virginia McClamroch
Jjiterary Editor Martha Broadhurst
Exchange Editor Virginia Jackson
Assignment Editor Helen Forbis
Assignment Editor Moyer Sink
Scoop Editor J. D. McNairy
Typist Editor Virginia Bain
Typist Editor Bernice Henley
Typist Editor Walter Smalley
Typist Editor Beatrice Williams
Business Manager Byron Sharpe
Asst. Business Mgr P. B. Whittington
Circ^dation Manager Martha Broadhurst
Eacidty Head Miss Inabelle Coleman
Eacidty Adviser Mr. W. R. Wunsch
Faculty Adviser Miss Geraldine Kelly
Pacidty Adviser Miss Mary Wheeler
dence of things unseen.” In the changes
which have come to us after exams we
need the hope and faith that Ave will be
happy with new classes, new" teachers,
or ncAV associations. If we think truly,
Ave are sure to see that Ave have a great
er opjiortunity of service and happiness.
We have a chance to broaden our minds
and hearts in many w"ays—a chance to
“And now abideth faith, hope, and
love; but the greatest of these is love,”
said Paul. Of these things Avhich abide
forever let us choose the greatest as our
highest ideal. If we love—love our
Avork and our friends—then Ave must be
happy. Then we have found, as in the
poem, clovers Avith four leaves—and w"on
the race as well. We shall call it luck!
AT THE BEGINNING AGAIN
The beginning of a new semester, like
a new year, is a time Avhen w"e do and
should make resolutions to make the com
ing term more worth-while. At this time,
just after examinations, the most gener
ally made resolve is, “I am going to
* study this semester and make all A’s so
that I can be exempt.” It is quite a
good resolution if it is carried out.
The semester is a kind of race in
Avhich Ave try to outrun D’s and catch
up Avith A’s. A good start ahvays helps
in a race. It gives us confidence in our
selves and urges us to go faster. We
must keep a steady pace. More and
more the term grade is determined by
the daily recitations. A few backAvard
steps—a D or tAvo—Avill put us far be
hind. The Avinner of the race is the
one Avho comes out first in the end, but
that one has had to start well, and Avork
continually before the final spurt in the
home stretch is possible.
Let us Avin the race in scholarship this
term, but let’s do more than that. Let’s
be lucky! By being “lucky” we mean
more than being happy by chance. The
few people Avho receiA^e convenient sche
dules and keep their “bunch” together
seem to be just lucky. The people wdio
are disappointed at the beginning of a
neAv term seem to be unlucky. Be that
as it may, Ave believe it is not simply
chance. We do believe in luck, but we
believe that it is dependent upon worth.
Ella Higginson has stated the prere
quisites of luck in these Avords, and Ave
fully agree Avith her:
“I know a place where the sun is
And the cherry blooms hurst with snow;
And down underneath is the loveliest
Where the four-leafed clovers grow.
One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith.
And one is for love, you know.
And God put another one in for luck;
If you search you will find where they
But you, must have love and he strong
If you work, if you wait, you will find
IVhere the four-leafed clovers grow.”
We Avant to be lucky in that sense.
On every race-course hope is present
to inspire the contestants to do their
best. The goal is before them to urge
them on. Figuratively, above and be
yond them gleams the ideals which the
racers for scholarship, for fame, for ser
vice, or for Avhatnot, have chosen as the
purpose of their lives. Gentle hope, with
all its inspiration for perfect Avomanhood
and true manhood, is there to lead. It
guides them until they are quite confi
dent in their aspirations—until they have
The light of faith shines above hope,
yielding a strong mellow gloAv about
hope, blending its radiance with the faint
flicker of hope until hope is faith itself,
until hope as Avell as faith is the “evi-
Harken to this, all ye freshmen re
cently come to High School! You are
entering ipto a new env'ironment, a
neAver, broader phase of life, where you
find that the harder part of your IRes
From the cradle up you have felt
various influences—home, church, kinder
garten, and grammar school; but as yet
you have not struck the turning point.
High school is the place where you will
make your first great decisions— Avhether
you Avill go on to college for a better
equipment for life, or whether you stop
here; Avhether you will be strong or Aveak.
In entering G. H. S., you have entered
one of the best high schools in the coun
try. There are certain traditions and
customs, loved and revered by the alum
ni, Avhich Ave are endeavoring to carry
on, to uphold, that the dear old school
may be finer because of it; and you,
freshmen, must help us; do your part,
for Ave’re counting on you.
You must think of high school as the
place AA"here you Avill give just as much
as—perhaps more than—you take. Self
ishness will blot your escutcheon.
And noAv, to you with Avhom Ave are
to be so closely associated for varied
lengths of time, we extend our heartiest
welcome. We know that you are worthy
to be entrusted with our banner long
after Ave are gone from G. H. S., or
you would never be here. Also, remem
ber this: the sophomores are ready, the
juniors are waiting, and the seniors are
eager to help you in any Avay that they
can. Another thing—don’t get discour
aged; look at those who have gone be
fore you. They have succeeded; you
can, too. You see, Ave’re glad you’ve
come, and we know you’ll make good.
We Avant to Avelcome the neAV teachers
to G. H. S. You have come to help the
Miller in his great mill of life, and the
grain will be all the finer for your aid.
You Avill find that there’s very little
chalf, if any, in the wheat that comes
through this school. The knowledge that
that is true Avill not be long in coming
to you, and, when it does, you will love
G. H. S. just like we do.
out proper grade of oil to keep each and
every hair in its required place.
Don’t let anybody try to sell you any
of the statues in the hall.
All girls beware of Sheik Farlowe and
his millions that he has made by his
Aveinie oil. Also beAvare of a girl Avith
black hair and who was once a country
girl and Avho can prove yet that you
can take a girl out of the country but
you can’t take the country out of the
We don’t care Avho you are but what
we Avant to knoAv is, how much money
have you? ”
Well, as this is about all the advice
that you Avill need, perhaps you should
knoAv some of the most important school
phrases used around this school.
The faculty is a group of people who
try to do their daily dozen Avith the ham
and eggs on about tAventy dollars per
wk. and they also help the seniors run
The Supply Room is a semi-organized
place for loafing during the fourth, fifth
and sixth periods.
The principal is a person Avho they
dedicate the annual to sometimes and
who spends about four-fifths of his time
trying to get along with the school board.
This is about all that you Avill need
and maybe if you spend about five or
six years over here you might know that
“Three Weeks” is not a jail sentence
and that the Ku Klux Klan is not a
High Lights On “Hi’
Edited by Helen Felder
ADVICE TO FRESHMEN
Well, perhaps I should not Avrite this,
yet maybe I should, but because we gotta
fill up these columns with something that
don’t cost anything I guess, here goes.
When I entered this institute of learn
ing in the pursuit of knowledge, there
Avere no such magazine as High Life,
Bed Pepper or Coble’s Almanac from
Avhich one could obtain advice on the
right and proper method of going
through high school. Therefore I learned
the ways of the school down on the cor
ners around at the round house.
But I Avill give to the incoming class
of freshmen all the tricks and turns of
going through high school that everyone
in the best manner possible.
First, don’t gamble, for all the cards
around this place are loaded and all the
dice are marked; next, don’t cheat too
much, as someone may think you are a
member of the student council and this
ain’t no honor at all.
Don’t talk back to your teachers, as
this may give them the opinion that you
have noticed them; also don’t look for
Mister Wunsch over three times, and if
you don’t find him by then go get your
Tune up all squeaky shoes.
Don’t take home any books unless you
are sure you have a good chance to sell
Consult a standard oil chart and find
The close of the Fall Semester shoAvs
a record of entirely too many unlaAvful
absences in the city schools of Greens
This is far from the goal Ave are striv
ing to reach, and upon which we hope
to build the future success of our schools.
Regularity of attendance to a great
extent depends upon the co-operation of
the parents Avith the school.
The great majority of parents are
fully aAvare of the importance of edu
cation, not only as a means of livelihood,
but for an access to the Avider horizons
There are still a feAV parents, hoAvever,
who are Avilling to sacrifice the future
welfare of their children to the pressure
of immediate need, or the prospect of
gain, or through unfortunate circum
stances are incapable of controlling their
This brings to mind the specific case
of a girl eleven years old in the second
grade, who for years has failed to be
promoted simply because the mother has
given in and allowed her to stay at home
whenever she Avanted to. This mother
has been visited frequently by the teach
ers, school nurses and attendance officer,
and each time she tearfully promises to
send the girl regularly.
It has been found by experience that
the pupil who is absent as much as 25
days during a semester is not prepared
for promotion at the end of the term.
The child who is absent one day really
misses two, for the assignments, study
periods, and other help that is given by
the teachers and supervisors are all lost
on the absent pupils.
Absences and tardies are the school’s
largest deficit'. Let’s work to reduce
both so that the Spring Semester will
find no pupils failing through lack of at
Christine Frazier-Ad a vis.
They told us that the refusal to allow
exam grades to be divulged until Mon
day rose out of the fact that students
nearly drove the teachers crazy with de
mands for grades, and that if one learned
his grade all the others had to be told.
From what we saw during exams we in
ferred that the faculty’s resistance of
the attack on their citadels of Determi
nation Not To Tell required more im
munity from insanity than ail the form
er frantic giving out of grades could
ever have demanded.
Thank goodness, the snow and sleet
didn’t come before exams! If it had,
were would we be now? With all our
expert marksmen there would have been
a terrific onslaught. As it was, every
one was so taken up with the all-im
portant exams that he could think of
nothing else. However, in ordinary
times, it would have been different!
Edited by Virginia Jackson
Rock Ridge School Herald, Rock Ridge
If you would put your news items on
the front page and your stories on a lit
erary page, I believe your paper would
be improved a great deal. Having let
ters to the editor printed is an excellent
The first formal rehearsal for “Seven
teen” occurred last Tuesday after school,
with Miss Wheeler and Mr. Wunsch offi
ciating. We’re looking for some fine
results soon. You know, of course, that
Troy Ziglar is “Willie,” “Liz” Darling
portrays “Jane,” La Verne Ware is the
“Baby-Talk Lady,” Cecile Lindau takes
Mrs. Baxter’s part, Finley Atkinson is
Mr. Baxter, Elizabeth Umberger is May,
Judah Shohan is Mr. Parcher, Guy Hill
is “Johnnie,” Edgar Young is George
Cooper, and George Newman is Joe
Monday Morning Moans, F. G.
Foust Grove, Oregon.
This paper of the colorful title is at
least truth. Listen to this: “Tripping,
tackling, blocking and other football tac
tics featured the game [basketball]. As
only five local players made the trip they
could not be put out on account of per
sonal fouls; so the game Avas played
with a reckless abandon that was hugely
enjoyed by the spectators.” It happened
that this game was unofficial, but too
much of this attitude almost mars your
otherwise splendid paper.
Miss Wheeler declared last Aveek that
she firmly believed “most everybody” Avas
mad about schedules. For a while it
did look so, didn’t it?
You’d never think math could be en
joyed, would you? Miss Bush, librarian,
says it can. To prove her statement,
she exhibits proudly the new reference
books for the math department: Ball’s
“Mathematical Recreations and Essays,”
Thorndike’s “Psychology of Algebra,”
Moutz’s “Memorabilis Mathematics,”
Smith’s “History of Mathematics,” and
“Number Stories of Long Ago.”
Then, too, Latin’s not so formidable
Avhen one sees the neAv Latin books in
the library, such as: Fowler’s “Julius
Caesar,” Rogers’ “Roman Home Life
and Religion,” Preston’s “Private Life
of the Romans,” Fowler’s
tivals,” Judd’s “Classic
Fowler’s “Social Life in Rome in the
Age of Cicero.”
Midway Student, C. H. S., Charlottes
The Midway Student does not pretend
to be anything great and Avonderful, but
succeeds in putting out a nifty little news
sheet. Hoav about your exchange col
umn? You have an editor, but he isn’t
on the job.
Hi-Life, A. H. S., Ashland, Ky.
In. this case, Hi-Life is a well planned
and extremely original magazine. Your
departments are well organized and your
stories are especially good.
Loudspeaker, E. C. H. S., Elizabeth City,
The Loudspeaker has the right spirit.
They’re right on the job, and their pa
per shoAvs it. We avouIcI suggest a feAv
Hillbilly, A. H. S., Asheville, N. C.
This magazine is too jumpy, and lacks
organization. A fcAV more stories Avould
In chapel the first day of this semes
ter Miss Killingsworth touched on one
of the great problems of school and all
other kinds of life,—the unwillingness
to take a broader view of things, the
“clannishness” of people. If in the
school we refuse to make new friends
and be more broad-minded, hoAv can Ave
expect to succeed elsewhere?
Mount Airy High Spots, M. A. H. S.,
Mount Airy, N. C.
Greetings, High Spots. We’re glad to
Avelcome you. The first issue of your pa
per is excellent. Just keep up to the
high standard you have set for yourself.
Paper O’Pep, W. H. S., Waterloo, Wis.
We Avould suggest more editorials and
a story or tAVO.
Drury Oradame, Drury H. S., North
This magazine has an assortment of
short stories, essays, departments and
jokes A^diich makes a most interesting
and delightful periodical. The skit on
“Girls” is the most interesting thing we
have seen lately.
The Kindergartens have sent their
products over to G. H. S. Here’s the
chance for the seniors’ “Big Brother”
Big Sister” stuff.
Blue and Gold, S. H. S., Statesville, N.C.
Flere’s a good suggestion S. H. S.
makes through her paper. The session
rooms had a contest to see AAffiich one
could make the most improvement. The
results made the Avork AvorthAvhile.
LOVE, HONOR, RESPECT
When a teacher is detained from her
classes for about a half hour and her
pupils go right ahead with the work,
would you call it love, honor, or respect
for their teacher, that makes them act
should know in'order to get out of work ^ citizen like manner? You
couldn’t pick out any one of those three
and say that it prompted such, for all
of the elements were at work in the
hearts and minds of the students Avhen
they did it.
It was love for her that caused them
to respect what they knew she would de
sire. And it was the thought of their
honor, which they could not corrupt, that
made them realize their duty. That
teacher Avould not take anything in the
AA"orld for that one incident, for, little as
it appears to others, it was a mighty
big thing to her and will always occupy
a big place in her memory.
On math exam: “Hoav far are you from
the correct answer?”
The “Reign of Terror” has recom
menced in some sub-senior rooms. It is
getting fairly vigorous, too.
Some people are easily recognized by
their hobbies. We say that from the fact
that one semester has already presented
“food for thought,” or rather, for ob
servation of various teachers. For in
stance, take journalism; several of the
faculty have a failing for that. Also
there are dramatics (Nothing else need
be said in that connection). That’s all
very well, but when one person spends
about tAvo-thirds of his time at a library
(presumably digesting dictionaries and
encyclopedias by the dozen—and per
haps Aristotle’s works) it gets beyond
Edited by Virginia McClamrock
The new typing teacher is Miss East,
though she comes from the South (from
Senatobia, Miss.) She went to a busi
ness college in BoAvling Green, Ky.
King friend: “I’ll give you a penny for
a kiss, Elizabeth.”
Bright kid: “No, thank you. I earn
more takin’ cod-liver oil.”
It always makes us proud to hear that
alumni of Greensboro High School are
helping to hold up the torch of higher
scholarship. On the honor rolls of sev
eral colleges Ave see names of our boys
At Carolina Ave note that our former
student gOA"ernment president, Norman
Block, made above 90 on all of his sub
jects, thus gaining a place on the honor
roll. Also among the group of honor
students are Bobby Wilkins, Rufus Lit
tle, Bill Neal, HarA^ey Ljung and Jeff
James Wilkins at Georgia Tech Avas
exempted on all his subjects and had a
nice little vacation of ten days at home.
Boys, how would you like to do that
From West Point comes the grand
news that Egbert Anderson passed all
his subjects. North Carolina has the
best record at West Point this year that
it has had since the days of Bill Coffin.
We feel doubly proud of N. C.’s record
since Ave knoAv that our oAvn Egbert is
helping to make it.