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From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
“HIGH UFE ” IS AWARDED SHIELD
AT SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION
Martha Broadhurst Represents
“High Life” in Editing
GREENSBORO HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., MARCH 26, 1925
historical places visited
Virginia McClamrock, Martha Broad
hurst, P. B. Whittington, and Miss
Isabelle Coleman Attended.
Winning the Columbia Scholastic Press
Association shield and having a part in
editing the Columbia Spectator were not
the only events that made the trip for
the delegates to the Scholastic Press pro
fitable and pleasant, but many places of
historic interest and of sheer beauty were
visited by the Greensboro students rep
resenting High Life. Miss Coleman
chaperoned the group consisting of Mar
tha Broadhurst, Virginia McClamroch,
and P. B. Whittington.
Quite liberal in the awarding of prizes
were the organizers of this initial con
vention for young high school journal
ists. Twenty-four awards were made.
The schools were first divided into A, B
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OLD SCORES EVENED IN GAME
WITH FACULTY AND GIRLS
Dressed As Flappers the Boys’ Team
Receive Loving Cup for Victory
Over Girls’ Sextet.
Greensboro High School’s basketball
season was brought to a close at Cald
well gym Thursday evening, March 12,
by a game between women members of
the faculty and the high school girls. A
pie-eating contest, and a game between
the G. H. S. boys’ team dressed in girls’
costumes and the girls’ sextet that de
feated the faculty, completed the eve
The faculty team took the court in a
crippled condition with several members
on crutches and others wearing bandages.
The appendages were discarded after a
circuit of the court, and the game was
on. The faculty defense crumbled in the
second period after holding the opposi
tion to four points the first quarter, and
with little difficulty the girls completely
fooled the teachers the remainder of the
game and won 20 to 4.
Miss Rankin and Mr. Farthing repre
sented the faculty and Judah Shohan and
Edgar Young the seniors in the pie-eat
ing contest. The students were easy win
ners. First prize was awarded Edgar
loung and it proved to be another pie,
which he proceeded to devour.
Thunderous applause marked the ap
pearance of Bill Scott, and all of the
boys’ team in girls’ costumes, with roll
of stocking as well as roll of curl and
use of lipstick, rouge and powder. The
victorious girls’ team came on the court
and the first battle of its kind began.
Referee Park was unable to control the
participants and many comical plays de
March 27, 1925
Query: Resolved, That North Car
olina should adopt the Port Ter
minals and Water Transporta
At Greensboro: Greensboro’s af
firmative, High Point’s negative.
At Winston: Winston’s affirma
tive, Greensboro’s negative.
At High Point: High Point’s af
firmative, Winston’s negative.
Greensboro’s Affirmative: Henry
Biggs, John Larkins. Alternate,
Greensboro’s Negative: John Meb-
ane, Carlton Wilder. Alternate,
J. D. McNairy.
Debaters’ Banquet, 6:00 p.m., at
High School Cafeteria.
G. H. S, DRAMATIC CLUB
The Proceeds to Be Divided Between
“High Life”, the “Reflector” and
the Dramatic Club.
On Friday night, March 13, in the
auditorium of North Carolina College for
Women, the High School Dramatic club
presented to a packed house “Seven
teen,” Booth Tarkington’s comedy of
youth, love, and summer time. In just
a word, it was a grand and glorious suc
cess on the part of all—the presenting
company, the audience, and last, but not
least, the cash box of High Life, the
Reflector, and the Dramatic club, each
of wffiich received a third of the proceeds.
To those who went expecting to see
the usual amateurish school-boy and girl
half-hearted attempt at melodrama, the
interpretation of “Seventeen” was a re
lief. The cardinal sin of over-acting,
most frequently met with in such per
formances, was avoided. Under-acting
was also absent, although not so marked
ly, several members of the cast obviously
not being in character at several points
in the play. “In commenting, however,
it must be remembered that ‘Seventeen’
is not the easiest of plays to produce
successfully and artistically, and that for
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HONOR NEW MEMBERS
WITH FESTIVE BANQUET
Meaning of Phi Beta Kappa Explained
to Neophytes—Ideals Pointed
Out by Garnett Gregory.
“GOAT” AROUSES FALSE FEAR
The fearful and trembling candidates
for the Torchlight Society were greeted
cordially as they arrived at the High
School Cafeteria for the initiation ban
quet on Thursday night, March 19. The
myterious tales circulated about a “goat”
and the compulsory speeches had brought
the new members to the initiation, de
spairing, but prepared for the worst.
After the delightful four-course din
ner, the new members were greeted by
the president of the society. Miss Betty
Harrison. Miss Stone gave a brief ac
count of the history of Phi Beta Kappa,
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DAVIDSON FRESH WIN
FAST TRACK CONTEST
Two Unofficial State Records Cracked
Score 10 Points.
PONZrS NINE FROM
Fife and Bennett Hold Visitors to Two
Hits and Fan 15—Locals
Win 21 to 0.
Two unofficial state records were crack
ed at Davidson Saturday when Fisher,
Salisbury, clipped three and one-fifth
seconds off the half mile mark and Reed,
Charlotte, shaved one-fifth of a second
off the record for 120-yard low hurdles.
It was an ideal day for a track meet
and the Blue Devils’ cinder path was
fast as lightning. Davidson Freshmen
won the meet with 43 points, while Char
lotte Hi was second with 40.
Participating high schools and their
points follow: Greensboro (10), Charlotte
(40), Winston-Salem (17), Oxford (7),
Statesville (13), Davidson Fresh (43).
For G. H. S. Goodwin was the indi
vidual man, making five of the 10 points
scored by Greensboro. The star of the
entire meet was Currie, Davidson, who
took first place in the 10-yard dash, the
220^yard dash, and the relay.
Summary (named as they finished):
100-yd. dash—Currie, Davidson; Myles,
Oxford; Ison, Charlotte. Time, 10 1-5.
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FRANK M’CRAVY SINGS
AND GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
SQUAD PRESENTS PLAY
Sadie Clement Is Shero, Marguerite
Harrison Is Villain, and Helen
Forbis Is Hero.
MR. M’CRAVY WINS APPLAUSE
WILL GREENSBORO BRING
BACK THE CUP NEXT YEAR?
March 16, 17 and 18, the members of
the High Life staff who attended the
Journalistic Convention held in New
York gave very interesting chapel pro
grams. Miss Coleman presented the
shield to Lois Dorsett, editor-in-chief of
Many were disappointed because tbe
representatives didn’t bring back the cup.
The reason, explained by Miss Coleman,
was that High Life contains too many
ads and is thus barred from competing
with self-supporting papers.
The students, however, have decided
that next year there will be no ads in
High Life. The school itself will sup
port the paper so that the representa
tives at the next convention will bring
hack the cup and the glory of having the
best school paper in the country.
DANTE’S INFERNO NOT
COMPARABLE TO G. H. S/S
Pain, Wretchedness, and Unhappiness
Abound in “Naughty” Room.
There is somewhere in this universe a
room that has seen more weeping and
misery than any other similar place. A
brief description of it is this: It is large
and dismal, with all dark colors pre
dominating. As one enters he feels the
air of pain and wretchedness all about
him. Going farther into this dungeon he
sees the remnants of previous victims
who have been condemned to the same
fate. Everything suggests torture and
As a victim enters he goes slowly and
sadly, with a gloomy face, hoping even
yet he may escape or perhaps warn oth
ers who might fall into a similar fate.
As he walks he tries to beg mercy, but
with no success. At last he sits down
and receives his punishment. But only
once is he convicted of such an offense,
for one hour spent in this hole is worse
than life imprisonment in our worst jails.
Much misery might be ended if it were
only possible to warn the people how to
keep out of it.
This dungeon of horror is the “naughty,
naughty” room or detention-hall in room
5 of Annex C; and the lazy student who
suffers too much from spring fever to re
port to classes on time or who otherwise
breaks the school rules may give the
most effective advice on how to avoid it.
Greensboro High School inaugurated
its baseball season Saturday by admin
istering a 21 to 0 shutout to Coach Harry
(Ponzi) Dorsett’s inexperienced Went
worth nine. The game was played at
Cone park before only a handful of spec
tators, and due to the one-sidedness of
the score was called in the seventh inning.
Bill Fife started on the hill for the
locals and had the visitors at his mercy.
He was a trifle wild but in the five inn
ings he hurled he fanned 10. Bennett,
who succeeded him, whiffed five in two
innings. Wentworth garnered only two
hits, a clean double by Carter to open
the fifth and a single by Meador, oppos
ing pitcher, in the seventh. Carter’s lick
went for naught when he overran the
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GUILFORD COLLEGE PROFESSOR
TALKS ON VALUE OF EDUCATION
Declares That a College Education
Helps a Man to Make a
Success In Life.
GIVEN FOR GOOD HEALTH
Dr. Kephart Tells Girls How Preven
tion Is Better Than
Friday, the 13th, the girls’ forum en
joyed an interesting talk on health by
Dr. Kephart, of N. C. C. W.
“Millions of dollars are spent every
year for pills, but not one cent for pre
vention,” said Dr. Kephart. He indicted
us for biological treason and imposed the
1. Guardianship (and we would have
to be our own guardians).
2. Daily vigorous exercise.
3. At least a week or ten days spent
away from home in the summertime at
some camp or “doing something differ
Many expressed the wish that Dr.
Kephart would come back and tell some
thing of his summer camp for girls.
HOME ECONOMICS GIRLS GIVE
DINNER FOR SCHOOL BOARD
The members of the Board of Educa
tion were the guests of the second year
Home Economics girls at dinner Tuesday
night, March 17, at the Greensboro High
School. The guests were received in the
clothing room, where they were occupied
in looking over the hats made by the girls
of both classes.
After that dinner was served in the
food laboratory. The color scheme of
green and yellow was very effectively
carried out. The girls of the class had
planned the menu, ordered the food, pre
pared and served it. The Board was
generous in expressing its appreciation
for the pleasant evening.
Those present were E. D. Broadhurst,
J. N. Wills, S. M. Bumpass, T. A. Glas
cock, Lee H. Edwards, and Miss Hyames.
Mr. E. C. Pericho, Professor of Edu
cation at Guilford College, gave a rriost
interesting talk to the Juniors and Soph
omores of Greensboro High School Tues
day, March 10, at chapel period, on “The
Value of a College Education.”
After giving several interesting illus
trations of his subject, Mr. Pericho said:
“I know that you Sophomores and Jun
iors have an ambition to do something
noteworthy for the community, and I
am going to ask you that old-time ques-
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On Monday morning, March 9, the stu
dents of the main building were delight
fully entertained by Frank McCravy, of
Laurens, S. C., who sang, talked and
yodeled his way into the hearts of the
students. He was introduced by Rev.
B. K. Mason, pastor of Asheboro Street
His yodeling of “The Swiss Imllaby”
made the biggest hit, while his presenta
tion of “A Negro ’Possum Hunt” was
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ROTARY CLUB HONORS
Many Prominent Men Speak At Lunch
eon Given At Jefferson
On Tuesday, March 10, the Rotary club
followed its annual custom by entertain
ing the basketball teams of the High
School with a delightful luncheon at the
Jefferson Standard cafe. The club had
as its guests, in addition to the High
School teams, the boys’ basketball team
of Guilford High School, winners of the
Mr. J. D. Wilkins introduced the three
teams, after which a most delicious
luncheon was served. An artist from
the music department of N. C. C. W.
rendered two beautiful violin selections.
Following this Mr. Smith Richardson
told of his recent trip to England. His
talk was very humorous as well as inter
esting. Mr. Richardson then introduced
Dr. Ashby Jones, of Atlanta, Ga., who
accompanied him on his trip. Dr. Jones
made a very brief but beautiful talk.
WINSTON-SALEM PLAYERS WIN IN
TRIANGULAR DRAMATIC CONTEST
NEW MEMBERS OF
CHAMPION TYPIST IS
COMING TO G. H. S.
Holds Enviable Record of 130 Words
Mr. Albert Tangora, champion typist
of the world, will visit G. H. S. Monday,
March 23. Mr. Tangora won the cham
pionship in 1923 and again in 1924. His
most enviable record was made in New
York in 1924 when he typed 7,800 words
in one hour, or 130 words per minute for
The champion comes to the school un
der the auspices of the Underwood Type
EXPENSE ITEM CUT DOWN
MUCH THIS YEAR BY OFFICE
“It costs so much to have a boy or
girl to be a member of the Junior or
Senior class,” is a common complaint of
parents in Greensboro. The administra
tion of Greensboro High School feels that
the parents should know that the “ex
pense” item of these years is closely
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Greensboro, Reidsville and
Winston-Salem Meet in N.
C. C. W. Auditorium.
‘FIXIN’S” AND “PEGGY” GOOD
Virginia McClamroch and Fritz Firey
Do Brilliant Individual
On Friday night, March 20, in the
auditorium of North Carolina College for
Women, the Reidsville, Winston-Salem,
and Greensboro high school dramatic
clubs met for a triangular contest. The
Winston-Salem cast with its presenta
tion of “Fixin’s” carried off the hon
ors, although Greensboro’s interpretation
of “Peggy” gave the judges a few min
utes of thoughtful deliberation before
they could decide which of the two,
Greensboro or Winston-Salem, deserved
the greater commendation.
The entire program under the direction
of Mr. W. R. Taylor, head of dramatics
at N. C. C. W., and president of the
State Dramatic Association, was a cred
itable one and drew applause from the
enthusiastic audience. “Peggy,” a trag
edy of tenant farm life, was portrayed
in a splendid way by the Greensboro cast.
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BOYS’ CHORAL CLUB FORMED
The boys of the High School have set
a new record for the clubs by forming
a Glee Club of 100 members. The boys
are very enthusiastic and hope to do
some good work in the new organization.
Mr. Miller has discovered some excellent
singers and seems to be well pleased with
the whole enterprise.