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Friday, October 22,1926
Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
The Greensboro High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’21
Entered as Second-Class Matter at the
Post Office, Greensboro, N. C.
FAhltor-in-Chief Betty Brown
Bnsinc-ss Manager . . . Dick Burroughs
A.s.st. Bust. Mgr. and Girctilation Mgr.
Beverly Moore Louis Brooks
Henry Biggs Carlton IVilder
Paul IVimbish Finley Atkisson
Clyde Aorcoin Margaret Britton
Alumni Editor .
E xeh ang c E d it or
Cartoonist : . .
Humor Editor .
John M. Brown
Mary E. King
J. D. McNairy
Eacultg Adviser, Mrs. Mary S. Ashford
Hai)i)iness is not an illusion, or a
future hope; it is only the realization
of itself. — Orange and MOiite, Or
No wonder it is called the human
race from the pace the younger genera
tion has been setting.—Sarasotan, Sar
How can you expect a ship to come
into your port if you haven’t even sent
out as mucli as a tug?—'Loud Speaker,
Elizabeth City, N. C.
AVe hear the French have given up
chewing gum because it's too expensive.
Our teachers urge that we follow suit
and as America isn't such a rich nation
we naturally agree with the peda
Seniors are supposed to know how
to behave themseh'es, at least, but a
look at the deportment grades woiddn’t
give vou that idea.
AVe notice the prison in Baleigh is
publishing a newspaper. The members
of the High Life staff will assure the
othcials that they have something to
keep the prisoners busy, anyway.
Even though we won the AATnston
game, were we all satisfied with the
conduct on the parts of spectators as
well as both teams?
The High Life staff is proud of the
fact thfit fifty per cent of the Torch
light Society is auiong its members.
Some people will get in their daily
dozen. If they miss it in the morning
they make up for lost time, riding bi
cycles at lunch ])eriod.
After all, yonr grades tell only what
you have already done and not what
you’re going to do—-and it's a good
thing for some of us.
There were twenty-four students on
the honor roll last month—just about
2.4 per cent of the students enrolled.
In the main building sixteen averaged
ninety or over ; seven in the new build
ing ; one in Barn B.
These facts tell more than any
teacher could say on the subject of
scholarship: they are the registering
fluid in the Greensboro High School
barometer. (They are self-snfticient in
vorthily depicting a deplorable situa
Facts, not all, but enough. AA"e do
not include the data on the failures.
Enough to crush the irresolute, enough
to discourage the quitter. On the other
hand, there is a big job for a real man
to attack with a relish—the work of
bringing np his own record and ad-
^ juicing the cause of scholarship in
Greensboro High School.
. . Frances AA^illiams
. Alary Lynn Carlson
.... Graham Todd
Y. M. C. A.
'riiere is ji new Y. Al. C. A. building
in the process of construction within
two blocks of the High School, and a
great many boys are looking forward
with considerable eagerness to its com
pletion. It will till a need that has
long been keenly felt by the boys and
young men of the city, many of whom
are students of this high school.
The new building will provide an ex
cellent swimming pool, gymnasium fa
cilities, tennis courts—in fact, all the
necessary esuipment for the various
phases of ])hysical edmaifion. There
will be experts employed to give in
struction in these fields to those desir
ing it. The value to the high school
students of such convenient opportun
ities is unquestionable.
Fhysical development of this nature
means more than the mere increase of
mnscular energy; it includes a co-ordi
nation of the physical and mental pow
ers and also a sort of moral training
especially along the lines of self-control
and perseverance that is invaluable. It
is to be hoped thiit all who can possibly
do so \vill take advantage of the oppor
tunity to gain such benefits.
Some people Avere jinxious for the
decision becjiuse of its true vjilue; some
\yanted it for the sake of the “$10U0’s'’;
and still others Avanted the tAVO articles
for the front page of High Life.
The Reward of Patience
Probably no occurrence of the ])ast
Aveek challenged the attention of stu
dents of this high school so strongly as
the reversal of Judge AA'ebb's famous
school decision by the State Supreme
Gourt. There Avas no item in the
week's neAvs Avhich came so vitally close
to the immediate interest of our daily
school life as this.
For ji long time, ever since bite Au-
.gust, in fact, it has been generjilly felt
that Greensboro Avas facing a crisis in
the deAmlopment of her educational
system. The question Avas bjdanced un
certainly betAveen jt step of advance
ment Avlu)se intinence avjis sure to l)e
delinitely and profoundly felt for the
good of the city and a step that Avas
nothing more in short thjin a co-ercive
reaction, an undesirid)le backAvard step
Avbose influence avouUI be jnst jis fjir-
rejvching, though in the direction of
serious detriment. Alany of those
Avhose synqiathy Avas Avith community
progress, held their breaths, figura
tively speidving, as they strjuned to see
which Avay the scales Avould fjdl.
After such a period of proA'oking sus
pense a fjivoridile decision naturallj^
comes as a profound relief. Plans can
noAv go forAA'ard, uninterrupted iis far
jts hunmn prediction imiy venture, for
a cify-Avide school system of the high
est quality, including, of course, the
construction of several modern build
Friends, you’ve seen me and perhaps
you’ve even heard my name casually
mentioned. To be exjtct, I am Hebe,
the goddess of youth, avIio guards so
faithfully the halls of your main build
ing. I heard the cop’s son (^aio knoAV,
Pete AA'yrick) say the other day, “AVon-
der if she doesn’t get tired holding
that pitcher?” I truly do. But so long
as I have to stand there and hold it,
I figure that I might as Avell make use
of my time, and then jifter you’ve all
gone home, Jind my godmother takes
me from my state of marble, I find
time to formulate my musings into a
colnmn for High Life.
AAlien all the herd avjis turned out
into the halls last AA'ednesday, each
person had a Avhite sheet, Avith a little
black jiriiit here and there. Quite a
bit of discussion Avas caused by them
jind from some of the remarks I
judged them to be reports. I couldn’t
helj) but be reminded o fa verse from
Omar Khayyjun’s “Rubaiyat
“The moving finger Avrites; jind hjiA"-
Aloves on; nor jill thy piety nor Avit
Shall lure it back to caniel half a
Nor all thy tears Avash out a line of
Jnst so Avith the grades. A month’s
jiccomplishments are recorded in one
measly little letter, signifying hoAV you
have spent or Avasted your time. Al
though it can’t be altered, it can be
covered bv better grades next month.
I see many things that people allow
me to. because they think I’m only
stone. Some people jeer and tease
about the love affairs started in High
School. It really isn’t a light matter
to be treated trivijilly, for some of the
city’s most histing cases have started
in no place but Greensboro High
School. I Avould make any “for in
stances” but really it is a matter to be
,■ The artist of G. H. S. deposited a
poster in the end of my hall the other
day, Avhich caused a great deal of dis
cussion. It seems that a group of boys
found the feminine figure very inter
esting, in fact, so interesting that the
teachers had to call Ed to dress the
lady up a bit more. She Avasn’t a bit
more undressed thiin I.
I’eople, if some of you senior girls
had just been in my place the first
Aveek of school and had seen a iieAV
senior Avandering around the halls at
lunch period because she didn't knoAv
Avhere the luiK'h room Avas, you surely
Avould have changed your tactics about
snobbing. I certainly hope some
bright creJiture Avrites an article for
“Open Opinions,” dAvelling lengthily
upon the subject I heard Aliss Tillett
lecture to her seventh period English
Class on the other day—to be exact
“Snobs at G. H. S.” I AA'ould say
more on the subject but High Tufe
alloAvs me so many lines—See yon
Tlijit Avhich is big, and good, jind of
Has Avon its pljice.
The little minds of moneyed men. yet
Have not materially hindered our
And in the fac-e
Of odds overAAdielming. save right,
Of an even break
AAT have Avon; take
F]) the tool, mason, carpenter.
“Give a rope to tAA’o men and one
Avill lead the other. Queer, isn’t it?”
—Davidsonian, Davidson College.
“It is the difference in the size of
dreams that keeps men apart.”—The
Orange and IVhite, Orlando, Fla.
Dejir Editor :
“Do you realize that your poor de-
liortment is deducting from your alge
A question of this type Avas asked
by a certain teacher recently.
Boor conduct loAvers the grade on a
subject: Instead of giAung a monthly
grjule of eighty-five, seventy-five is
given. This grade goes on the report
and is taken home to the parents.
They read : “Math.—C ; Deportment—
B.” q^hey naturally interpret this to
mean that the student is poor on math,
and fair on deportment. AA^here as the
fact is that he is fair on math and
poor on deportment.
AVe understand that the purpose of
a re])ort is to giA^e the parents an idea
of the Avork their children are doing on
each separate subject, not on all sub
jects collectively. At least the sub
jects are itemized and graded separate
ly on the monthly report. To theoreti
cally grade each subject separately and
in reality let the grade of one influence
the grade of another is the height of
inconsistency yet this seems to be a
common practice at G. H. S. Not all
teachers do it, but it is true of many.
Are the teachers justifed in doing
this? Certainly there seems room for
doubt. Louise Brooks.
In the last issue of High Life there
AVJIS the folloAving statement—“Parents
fejir tlijit their (diildren jire being lost
in the shuffle if they do not enjoy close
fjHuiliarity AAuth their teacher. Appre-
cijition ot AA'ork comes through person
al knoAvledge of the instimctor.”
To make this more enqdiatic not
only the ])jirents. but the children
f('ar that their identity in (Jass Avork
is sloAvly but surely slip]nng aAvay. and
they are fast becoming so many pupils
to be taught, Readin’ jind Ritin’ and
This does not aiijily to all in generjil.
There Avill iilAvays be a feAv avIio Avork
for a iiersonal knoAvledge of the stu
dent, Avho learn his good points, his
bjid points, jind by some AA’ord, some
action, some small effort, lift him jI
step forAA’ard in the deA’elopinent of
character, or bring out some hidden
talent, or merely help him OA’er a tight
place in the course.
So, teachers, come doAvn from the
other Avorld, learn us, study our Aveak-
nesses and our finer sides, play Avith
ns—i’and the result Avill be a closer
understanding of each other.
I liMA’e been in school for “lo. these
many years’’ and during this time all
honors, all offices, and all responsibili
ties haA’e been placed on the shoulders
of a chosen feAAx This school is called
demom-jitic : I beg to differ—it certa in
ti/—is not. It is operated entirely by
the feAA’. ’Fliere is not the slightest
doubt in my mind that if these feAV
Avere taken out of this sc-hool, it Avould
go on just the sjime: others Avould
have ji chance to sIioaa’ Avhat they can
It has alAA’ays been my idea to get
in high school that training in leader
ship and service Avhich shall be needed
later. But there are so many AA’ho are
not getting that training.
Since tiny children these privileged
people liJiAm had offices and positions
until noAV they feel insulted if they do
not get them. Furthermore it has be
come even a habit Avith the “herd” to
A’ote only for them at any election.
The neAV members for the torchligh
society from the seniors Ims been cho:-
en. AATiy is it that there Avere no boy
in the list eligible? Is it because th
bo.A s liJiA’e hjid ji snmrter bunch o
girls to contend Avith this year tha
those of hist year? AA'hateA’er it 1j
the boys’ highest jiverjige is far beloA
tlmt of the loAA'est jiverage of the girls
There jire nmny boys Avhose prove
service and lejidership exceed that o
nmny girls aaJio jire eligible but thei
scholiistic attainments fall beloAA’ thei
riAjils stjindard. Go to it you boy
Avho Jire yet to be chosen; don’t let th
girls init you to shame I
’To the student body:
1 AA’jint to sjiy to tbe students
I hejirtily ajipreciate the lovely
duct on the part of both boys and
in the cafeteria this year. It is
better tlijin it has been at any
during the tour preivding years
I have been in the high school ca
lia, and I AA’ant the boys jind gir
knoAv that their beautiful condui
making my AA’ork a iileasure.”
Mrs. M. C. Com:
I think the board AA-alk betAvet
main building and the iieAv bu
should be Avidened. Almost hal
students traversing that area hi
Avalk in the mud and Avater on