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September 18, I93i
Published ^Veek).v, ExceiJt lloliduys, by the Students of the Greensboro
High School, Greensboro, X. C.
Founded by the Class of '-1
Knrert*d as Second-Class Matter at the Post uttice, Greensboro, X. C.
Eportu Editorx .
Tlfi>iii(j Editorx __
Feature Editor .
Margarite he For
1 Willmore Wilson
^ Leah Ijouise Baach
Mii/uiffcr — A. C. Bonkemeyer
.loseijhine Lucas, Paige Holder
. Miirgaret Knight, Martha Burnside
Carl Carlson, Howell Overton
^ Randolnh Covington
Edward Cone Klyn Fowler
Phyllis Hagedorn Jack Xowlin
Mrs, Alma G, Collrane
Tne. Owl's Nest
[ I. Writ IT
Well, we are back again, and the'iiia-
joiity of us have our noses reddened
by the old grindstone of labor, which
started apinnin’ last Friday. There are,
however, stiil a few damosels and
Romeos who find it quite ineonvenient
to quench their knowledge thirst with
the water of learning. All of these
lew first semester seniors are wearing
'wet paint” signs on their faces, and
ve know that this means that the first
coat of dignity has been smeared over
their eouiitenanees. Boy! Didn’t they
work hard in order not to have to grad
uate with that bunch that came over
from Junior High last fall!
“Poets, sages,—all .wLo wrought
Ill the crucible of thought.
Day by day us seasons glide
On the great eternal tide,
Noiselessly they gather thus
Ill the twilight beauteous,
Hold communion each with each.
Closer than our earthly speech.
Till within the East are born
Premonitions of the morn!’’
Physical Education vs. Mental
At the beginning of every school year, the majority of the student
body has very little time to spend on anything except study. The prob
lem of mental adjustment is uppermost in everyone’s mind.
This is well, but there is another phase of school life which should
not be neglected. It is school athletics. Everyone cannot be an
athlete, but there is no one who cannot take some interest in one or
more sports. Physical training is just as necessary as mental training.
So for this year, the large nnniber of boys who have joined the
football squad shows that G. H. S. is starting the year with the right
attitude toward athletics.
Now, it is only necessary to keep up the good work. Go out for
at least one sport this year; attend the various games. Not only will
you be helping your school, but you will be helping yourself as well.
Difficult School Year Ahead
According to all indications, this school year promises to be one of
the most difficult in the history of G. H. S., for both students and
faculty. It is always difficult for a group as large as our student body to
work together in harmony. There are always some who do not wish
In the past, our student body has done remarkably well. It has
carried an excellent record through many trying situations. Thus we,
the present students of G. H. S. are, or should be, proud of our school
and those who have made it what it is.
This year, due to the general financial distress, we are forced to
face our ordinary problems under more adverse conditions. Classes
will be larger, thus necessitating a decrease in the amount of individual
instruction. If these problems are to be solved successfully, the utmost
possible co-operation of every student will be absolutely necessary.
A,bove all, we must face our difficulties cheerfully. Discouragement is
always a drawback to the successful operation of any organization.
If we do what we are told to do willingly and cheerfully, and help
the other fellow at every opportunity in spite of everything, this year
will be as successful as any in the history of our school.
Get a Good Start
In undertaking any project, nothing is more important than a
good start. To begin under a handicap means a much smaller chance
The greatest handicap a student can have is a sense of futility, a
“what’s the use” attitude, commonly known as an inferiority complex,
in all eases, the way to effect a cure is to get at the root of the trouble.
What’s the reason for so many inferiority complexes? If each
student who starts the year with ‘ ‘ discouragement blues ’ ’'
would spend a little careful thought on his problem, the chances are
ten to one that he will find his discouragement due to pure imagination.
Think it over. If you get tired of school, remember that some
holiday is nearly always just around the corner. If you consider your
self unable to cope with the problems of securing an education, Think
0“' ‘under even greater handicaps, and came out
■-tnd girls who are really inca-
A young lady while rogisteriiig asked
Miss Bullard if Miss Bullard was really
a very hard biology teacher.
In the past few days I have received
a countless number of letters, each ask-
isig the same question. T am taking
the liberty to brighten up this column
here with one'of them;
Dear I. 'Writit:
A great and deep problem has been
confronting us boys of G. IT. 8. lately.
Why have so many girls started driv
ing ears to school this year, that
haven’t driven them before?
I, and T only, can explain to you tho
answer to a question of such profund
ity. Yes, it has l>een wisely written
that J am the an-swer tn the prayer of
the perplexed. The main and super-
main reason that the girls have begun
furnishing their own rransportation is
because girls ai-e very considerate. They
hate the idea of not being able to pay
their own way places. They detest the
very thought of boys having to pay for
the gas and oil, while thej' sit buck and
Then, of course, this matter of the
male housewife must be seriously con
sidered. Since the boys are taking
Home Re. this semester, the girls
realize how very enthusiastic they will
be over the work and cannot help but
feel the need of allowing the males to
pursue the highly interesting subject
of Home" Economics.
imagine a girl waiting after sebool
for a boy to finish his apron—why, they
.just didn’t want to be bothered; so
they decided '.hat the simplest thing to
do was to provide for their own trans
One giiT confided to me that she .iust
couldii'i stand to nave a boy telling her
“how perfectly slunning” his new pants
were, or how utterly lucious his bis
cuits taste. She said that she was posi
tive that she would have to hear such
exclamations as she rode home this
These people who take creative
courses simply for the credit are usual
ly successful in creating one thing; A
A ROMANCE IN THE LIBRARY
There is one thing in our school
library which, although inanimate, it
seems that quite a number of students
have completely fallen for—“It.”
One day a boy came into the library,
and he was attracted by It. Five min
utes later he left tho room. Xow this
“It” had two twin Sisters. The next
day a boy came in—lie saw “It” number
two—a few minutes later the two left
the library. The next day someone
came in and saw “It” number three.
That someone later left the library.
And can you imagine it—when the li
brarians began to take inventory they
discovered that the three “Its” had all
eloped .from their homes. Their names
e Wild, Flower, and Guide, and were
put together by P. S. Mathews.
The next year one of three “Its” di-
ircod her lover, and eloped with her
ver’s valet, conscience. Conscience,
being a good old soul, brought our “It”
back to the library, and there she
vaits another suitor.
SO DOES THE LIBRARIAN.
The following aupe4:-special delivery
IS received at half past two yesterday.
It reads as follows; it also follows as
Down in the Cellar
On September third when the pupils
egistered, their spirits were sorts like
eather “kiiida damp.”
It seems as if some of the teachers
vent in for voice culture this summer
.0 that tboy eati wake up the sleepy
hiite hawks” who cast their anchors in
part of the rooms.
(Note Bene—a boiler factory can’t
ike up sonie of them.)
All the teachers, as well as the stu
dents, had a pleasant vacation. (Call
it pleasant, if you want to, but I don’t
think going to summer school is any
It seems to me as if the tvafiic offi
cer will have tn go back to work to
straighten out the tangles along tho
“lovers’ lanes” of G. IL S.
About forty iiulu.striou.s stage hands
rotunied to G. H. S. this term. .No
doubt there will be a squabble about
who is to be tlie boss on the stage .
The dignified seniors >
! feel their
Tho ehemi.stry classes are very large
this semester. Pity the poor chemistry
instructors and their assistants who will,
doubt, have a liard time in trying
keep the classes out of danger of
I wonder if we will have as many
loving pictures this year as we did last
ear. (As well as I remember, we had
two last year.)
All the wild onions are gone from
the campus of 0. II. S. I wonder if
they were harvested for the purpose of
making onion soup in the cafeteria this
The dignified seniors should be sta-
tionqt! along the walk-ways to keep the
sophomores from tramping down the
green grass on G. H- S. campus.
Don’t be surprised, if, upon your ar
rival at this Great Institution of learn
ing some morning you observe the sci
ence building in a devastated condition
due tn an explosion in the eighth period
creative chemisti'y class.
No douht Mr. Blair, one of tho
chemistry instructors, will be the
busiest teacher at Greensboro High
this year as he has only his lunch
period, during the daj', vacant, and will
probably teocli a creative chemistry
class after school.
No teach,;- will b.; able-
during the day, ns ti.eij
large and varied.
The teachers and gupils seem re
freshed by a vacation, but just wait
about a month and then note,the tired
expressions upon the faces of all.
The Good Will Council'-^vill probably
pass along this term witli a frown upon
their faces when they see the “No
Smoking’’ signs, which were placed in
the boys’ lavatories, with pencil marks
and various comments upon them.
I wonder if the “Bread Waggins” will
park along in front of G. TI. S. as they
did last year to serve the “black
sheep” of our happy flock with sweets.
Some of the seniors haven’t assumed
the dignified- post (the characteristic of
ail seniors) and haven’t learned the
When they assume all the characteris
tics typical of seniors the lower class
men will have to watch themselves to
keep from being stepped on by the
“Hani” Pemberton is back in school
this year. I’m glad to see that he
didn’t freeze to death while -working in
Pemberton’s ice cream plant.
redits simply to get you out of our no
If more of our people had Scotch
■lood in thorn we wouldn’t be both-
red with so many people eating on the
campus, and littering it up with paper.
Take me, for instance; my name is
Angus McLoud. When that bell rings
the first one in the lunch room—
because I value that free glass of water.
This little piece of unfree verse ar
ced just in time to be printed upon
e.se pages. It is called “The Sup
pressed Talent,” by Ima Poet,
Oh, Miss Wall,
I send this call
For new books.
I hate classical stuff,
‘I love vast libraries, yet there is doubt
If one be better with them or without
Unless he use them wisely, and indeed
Kiiow-s the liigli art of what and how
to read.” —J. ('. Saxe.
Tlie High School Library is a special
collection of books, magazines, pam
phlets, clippings, and pictures kept
the school for the use of the pupils
and teachers. Due to the lack of funds,
we shall not be able to give the library
service this year to which you have
been accustomed in the past.
Rules and regulalions—to make
good libiary function properly, and to
give the pupils the best opportunity
possible to use it for the purpose for
which it is intended, the following rules
and regulatibns have been made:
Hours: The library is open each
school day from 8:30 to 4:00 and fr
9;00 to 12:00 on Saturdays, for refer
ence use. for reading, for recreation,
and for the circulation of books.
Library permits; A student who has
a definite assignment, which requires
work in the library instead of the study
linll or class room, may come to the
library from the «fudy hall without
permit, but ? prudent coming to the
library from any place other than tho
study hall must have a permit with the
correct name, time of leaving, period
and the signature of the teacher giving
permission to use the library.
Order; The library is not a study
hall, but “for the greatest good of the
greatest number.” Quiet must be main
tained—“Tread softly; speak gently;
and behave not thyself unseemly.”
The boy or girl who clips newspapers
or magazines without permission from
the librarian displays poor citizenship
and a spirit of selfishness which is not
commendable in any high school citi-
Students are requested not to re
main in the Rbrary if they can not find
a scat. ^
Students coming to the library dur
ing their lunch period are to remain-
there until the end of the period.
Please do not bring ink bottles into
the iihi-ory or ask the librarian for
ink. It is requested thalt you make
every effort to keep the library clean
and the furniture unscratehed.
No student will be excused from the
library during a period.
Any student having two lunch periods
should use the library one of these
Uso of books and magazines: Every
book not rctuvned or renewed within
one week becomes subject to a fine of
one cent a day. Students having un
paid fines will not be permitted to
take hooks from the library.
Reserve books, i. e., books kept in;
library because they are ne.eficl lor
i-lassAvoi-k, may be take»--‘".-c at the end
--^'ool and mn-: he returned by 8;50
Urning. Reserve books
it Friday and returned
0. Failure to return
■e incurs a fine of ten
SONNET ON COURAGE
We can but hope for courage
The problems life has^ set before,
To slave and labor and procure
For products of our
brain and hand.
For God has set before each man a
For which thought his being throbs
with hope to gain.
Desires exist, that bind the
With fetters stronger than the
We strive and then despair as on
Then lift, our heads once more to
plod the way,
At times we rush ahead until
That we must slacken lest we
lose our sway.
So strength and hope and wish
to try the task.
And courage to endure, is all
we ask. E. V. L.
A wise man holds himself in cheek,
But fools and poets run ahead.
One must be credulous or sit
Forever with the living dead.
The wise man shuts his door at night
And pulls tlie bolts and drops the bars.
One must go trustful through the dark
To earn the friendship of the stars.
Are the books that you own
Very lovely to see?
Like ladies all dressed at a ball,
Or bound in dull leather and cro-svd
Left in the thick dust of the hall.
E, V. L.
Form your ideals is a plastic mould.
And w-eigli your dreams to balance
Let your hopes bask in a sun of gold.
Then reap from .abundant harvest seed
Rewards from what you’ve sown.
. B, B. B.
(This poem was inspi.-ed by our be
Sometimes it’s hard to play the game,
try .to make a worthy name.
Yet while we’re striving on, we know
Success comes sure—but. oh, so slow!
Yet when the battle’s fought and won
And all the worth-while things are done,
We’re glad -we trod each weary mile,
We’re proud we stood the risk and trial.
I think our conscience measures best
The high true value of success,
For what we win with brain and might
Is what oui- liearts decree as right.
I love warm sun.
It makes me tingle
And grow comfortable
t makes mo good-natured and lifeless
m’t know why
' warm sun.
I don’t think G. H. S. students need
."er fear getting spinal meningitis
-om too much sitting! I take my set
ting-up exercises at home, so I really
would appreciate having a desk to sit
when I get to school. The rooms
.supposed to be equipped with the
necessary number of desks—where are
tl'ey? SITTING BULL.
Why don’t the members of the stu
dent body come to the rescue of “High
Life?” It seems to me tP-'Fs'a very
little thinT to do f.^r each member to
one inch of advertising'space for
our pulilieation. It would help to fur-
the continuation of the paper for
this year. Unless the student body
■ants a paper and is willing to work
for it, the staff will be unable to con
tinue with the regular issues. G. H. S,
vili lose her place and rank in the
ontests, and there will be a lot of dia-
ippointed people in the high school.
Is it possible that the entire studen
body is busy every afternoon, Can’
some of their pleasures be foregone fo
at least one afternoon and ads for Higl
Life be secured? An appeal has beei
made — a challenge to the spirit o;
G. H. S. Will we allow our school paper
r approximately six succossfu
years, to drop into the depths of bank
ruptcy? Come on, G, H, .S. show somt
co-operation! Get out and get some ads
for the paper! Show Greensboro thal
the depression w-ill not affect High Life!
' , A STUDENT.
There’s just one thing I have on my
mind that must be cleared up right
away, and that is why does the “Bored
of Education” insist on cutting the
budget, decreasing the number of
teachers, and making smaller classes,
yet insist on having a line so long at
lunch that the unfortunate, but hungry
Mr. Miller stands every day until the
bell rings and then takes his indiges
tion out on the band and glee club.
And that is not all, dear editor. Why,
just think what an outsider would think
of this school of such high ideals! W’hy,
they’d think they were selling bally
hoo’s instead of lunches, judging by all
the cackling and confusion in the lunch
room. So there!
A DISCONTENTED COW.
(Who has to be satisfied with con
I take this opportunity of conveying
my condolence- to all the school Romeos
now that Mr.Farthing has sprouted a
mustache. Did you ever see anything
like the way those girls flock into that
room of his on the pretense of wanting
help on Math? 'The boys should form
an anti-Parthing union or our hand
some teacher will be the whole show.
Cuii’t something be done about the
over-abundance of flies in the class
rooms? There are green flies, black
flies, big flies and little flies, and they
keep up such a buzzing it is almost im
possible not to go to sleep, amid all
that constant droning. It does look as
though the school would either get some
screens or furnish the student body
with fly-swatters. My hands are, get
ting calloused from swatting.
' FROM ONE WHO
HAS HEEDED THE
P. S.: I might suggest the use of a
fly paper for each desk.