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GREENSBORO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., MAY 6, 1937
L M. CLYMER GAINS
HIGHEST HONOR IN
SEMESTERS 3, 4, AND 5 PARTICIPATE
The Hobby contest essays, in which
semesters 3, 4, and 5 participated, were
handed last week to the English teach
ers, who in turn handed the three best
ones from each class to Miss Mims, head
of the English department.
The most popular hobby seems to have
been reading, although hobbies involv
ing handwork also seemed to be favor
ites. One of the most interesting papers
proved to be one on “Loafing.”
The Avihners in the contest Avill be
announced in the near future.
SAFETY CLUB ANALYZES
Recommendations of the City Council
for Safety Avere studied by the Safety
club at a meeting held Tuesday, May 4.
An analyzation of accidents shoAving
the causes and results of those for the
last three or four years in Greensboro
was examined. At the suggestion of
George C. Eichhorn, director of traffic
safety, a map of the city Atas secured,
on Avhich the most dangerous intersec
tions and the heaA’iest traffic were
Newly-Elected N, C> E. A. Officials
His Average of 97 for Second
Report Period Leads the
HE IS TAKING 5 MAJORS
Total of Twenty Students Show Average
Grades of 95 or Better; Entire
Honor Roll is Given.
L. M. Clymer, a semester 4 student
with an average of 97, led the entire
school in the sholarship record for the
second report period. L. M., a student
in session room 10, is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. H. H. Clymer, 403 BlandAvood
avenue, and the brother of Dorothy May
Clymer, Avho made a brilliant record at
Senior High in 1935. It is also inter
esting to note that he is taking five
TAA'enty people, making 95 or better,
Avhich entitles them to be placed on the
special honor roll, are as foUoavs :
Wade Fox, Maribelle Guin, Bill Hemp
hill, Roy Leake, Paul Pearson, Janet
Campbell, L. M. Clymer, E. C. Truman,
Jane Webb, Margaret Little, Elfried
Pennekamp, Laura Spence, Shirley
Weaver, Armstead Estes, Charles Lewis,
Annis Hines, Jean DaAus, Carl Compton,
Mary Elizabeth Barwick, and Catharine
Those making an average of 90 or
better numbered 148. They are as fol
Room 2—^Cassie Kernodle, Edith Lam-
Room 3—Sudie Clark, Marty Cock-
field, Margaret Crutchfield, Bob Flem
ing, Burron Fleming, Prances Gordon.
Room 4—Francis PoAAJer, Wade Fox,
Sara Lou Gerringer, Jack Gorrell, Mari
belle Guin, John Harvey, Geraldine
Haynes, Ruth Heffner, Bill Hemphill.
Room 6—Lois Baldwin, Charles Ben
nett, Perrine Bilyeu, Nelle Bookout.
Room 7—Sammy Inman, Wallace Lane,
Roy Leake, Philip Levine, Margaret
Room 8—Jane Murray, Paul Pearson.
Above are shoAAur, left to right. Dr. W. C. Jackson, Dean of Administration
of the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina, Avho Avas recently
elected President of N. C. E. A., and B. L. Smith, SuperintendeiiL of Greensboro
City Schools, elected Vice-President, at the recent state teachers meeting in
“High Life” Takes on Life
After Four Years’ Sleep
SUSPENDS IN 1931
Newspaper Will Appear Three
Times During This
IS NOW SELF-SUPPORTING
In Days of Its Former Glory, “High
Life” Was Several Times Honored
in National Competitions.
May 11—Invitations delivered.
May 27—Full rehearsal for pageant.
May 30—Baccalaureate sermon at the
First Presbyterian Church.
June 1—Farewell program—Skip Day
June z—jjiess renear^f for pageant.
June 3—Reports given to seniors.
June 4—Final exercises.
(Continued on Page Three)
HOBBY CONTEST PAPERS
ARE GIVEN IN TO JUDGES
Reading Seems to Hold Place as Most
Popular Hobby of Greensboro
High School Students.
Today marks the first appearance in
four years of “High Life,” famed G.H.S.
periodical. Due to the depression and
the subsequent lack of funds, the news
paper Avas discontinued in 1931. It will
be published, hoAveA’er, three times this
semester by the journalism class, who
hope to make it a regular semi-monthly
publication next year. At the present
time, it is an entirely self-supporting
organization, financing itself through its
advertising. This has been made possi
ble by the cooperation of the Greens
boro merchants and the efforts of Marty
Cockfield, business manager, and Elisa
beth Mitchell, editor.
“High Life,” founded by the class of
1921 under the direction of Miss Ina-
belle G. Coleman, continued its publica-
tion until 1931. In 1933, after a two-
year silence, four issues appeared' under
the guidance of Mrs. Alma Coltrane.
This A¥as the paper’s last production
until the present issue.
In the' days of “High Life’s” glory, it
receHed national recognition for its out
standing merit, being aAA^arded the Co
lumbia Scholastic Press Association’s
and the Central Scholastic Press Asso
ciation’s highest rating for a number of
years. Also, it is quite likely that it
AA'ould have been aAA-arded the Hume
Cup, Avhich is now permanently in the
possession of the Durham “Hi-Rocket,”
if the paper could haAm continued in
circulation tlie required number of
So popular and AA'ell knoAvn has “High
Life” proved in the past, that today,
after a lapse of four years, demands for
copies to be used as models are still
being made by schools and colleges in
such Avidely separated places as Indi
ana, California, HaAA'ail, and South Caro
Since the last appearance of “High
Life” in 1931, several substitutions have
been employed; first, a sheet, “High
Notes,” under the management of Mrs.
Harry Smith Speirs, appeared every
Saturday in the Greensboro “Record”;
Debating Club Has Charge of
Weekly Broadcast Over
PRESENT BRIEF DEBATE
(Continued on Page Four)
The debating club, under the direc
tion of Miss Causey, Avas in charge of
the regular AA’eekly high school broad
cast last night over WBIG, the local
Graham Bartlett, president, opened
the program Avith a short talk, present
ing the objectives of debating. Each
member of the first team Avas allotted
five minutes in AAdiich to present the
high lights of his argument concerning
public OAvnership of utlities. No re
buttals Avere giA^en.
A Auolin solo AA'as given by Marty
STATE SCHOOL BOARDS
MEET IN CONFERENCE
Guy B. Phillips, Former Superintendent
of Greensboro City Schools, is
Promoter of Session.
Guy B. Phillips, former superintend
ent of the Greensboro public schools, is
promoting a state-AA'ide school board
conference, Avhich is now in session at
Chapel Hill. Mr. E. D. Broadhurst, who
AA^as also a former superintendent of the
city schools and is noAV the chairman
of the Board of Education, Avill speak
on “What a Superintendent Has a Right
to Expect From His Board.”
A number of members of the Greens
boro School Board are attending the
Four Candidates Contest
For Presidency of G. H. S.
MVSIC FESTIVAL TO BE
HELD FRIDAY NIGHT
The Greensboro city schools will
hold a music festival in the Senior
High School auditorium tomorrow
night, at 8 o’clock. The band, under
Mr. Hazelman’s direction, the mixed
chorus, and the boys’ and girls’ glee
clubs, under Mr. Brietz’s direction,
The other city schools Avill have
glee clubs representing them. Be-
tAveen 500 and 800 students are - ex
pected to take part in the affair.
Approximately 275 Girls Have
Signed Up for Various
Types of Sports.
ADD HORSEBACK RIDING
Approximately 275 girls have signed
up for the spring sports. Bowling, with
85 girls enrolled, and tennis, AAuth 76
girls registered, have proven to be the
tAvo most popular sports.
• Girls out for bowling meet every Mon
day afternoon under the direction of
Mrs. Peebles, Avhile the tennis team,
coached by Miss Sockwell, meets on
Tuesdays and Fridays. Betty Lou Wal
ters is the student leader for the net
Miss Causey, as fae-uiLy adviser, and
Ailene Shore, as student leader, are mak
ing plans for the 50 girls out for track.
A Avide choice of events is offered to the
girls signing up for this actiAuty, which
has been added tO' the spring sports
schedule for the first time this semester.
Baseball practice is held every Thurs
day afternoon, Avith Mrs. Fowler as
coach, and Edith Swiggett as the student
manager. Only 50 girls have registered
for this sport, which comes second to
football in the eyes of the boys who
participate in athletics.
Horseback riding has been included
in the spring athletic program for girls,
and this sport is coached by Miss Co-
COUNTY Hl-Y CONFERENCE
TO BE HELD AT HIGH POINT
ELECTION MAY 14
Hipp, Lewis, Masters and Mof-
fit Aspire to Leadership of
HINES OPPOSED BY HALL
Seven Candidates for Office of Cheer
Leader Indicate Warm Contest
for This Position.
Swimming Party Held Friday Afternoon
Will Start the Activities
of the Day.
BANQUET COMES FRIDAY NIGHT
Pleasure, as Avell as business, Avill be
the order of the day Avhen the County
Hi-Y Conference is held at High Point,
Friday, May 7. The fun will begin with
a SAA'imming party Friday afternoon. A
banquet Friday night Avill conclude the
entertainment. Business Avill be dis
cussed after dinner, but the nature of
the problems Avhich Avill confront the
group has not been diAmlged.
Bill BreAver, president of the Sewall
and County Hi-Y’s, in announcing plans
of the conference, also mentioned that
the Warner and SeAvall Hi-Y’s plan to
participate in the stunt night exercises.
The Johnson Hi-Y has not, as yet, made
any announcement regarding this, but
it is generally conceded that they will
enter into the fun.
Four outstanding members of the stu
dent body have been nominated for
president of the stude'iit group for next
year. These are: Edward Hipp, who
achieved recognition last fall for his
work on the football team; Charles
LeAvis, Avho is a valuable member of the
debating tram; Frank Masters, an honor
roll student, and Howard Moffitt, the
present treasurer of Greensboro High
School. The election will take place
Annis Hines Avas unopposed for the
vice-presidency of the group earlier in
the Aveek, but as the school constitution
requires that there be two candidates
for each office, D. C. Hall was chosen
as a second nominee for the vice-presi
The contest for the secretaryship of
the school offers an even more exciting
prosepet, hoAvever, as Christine Allen,
Maribelle Guin, and Ruth Heffner are
the nominees for this office, while Jean
Yates and Willa Jean Hayes AA’ill run
■py-\T» 4-O C1TF 7*/V T*
Seven people, the largest number ever
nominated for a single office at Greens
boro High School, are eligible for the
position of cheer leader. These are: Mer-
rimon LeGrand, Jane Murray, Gloria
McCall, Lavinia Ellett, Catherine Paris,
Joan Hunt, and Billie Coiner.
As very feAv seiAester candidates have
been chosen by the petition method, the
nominating committee, composed of the
executive officers in each semester, will
select the remaining nominees.
FolloAving is a list of semester candi
dates Avho had been approved, at the
time this paper went to press, by Gra
ham Bartlett, chairman of the election
Semester 8—President, Virginia Vache
and Anne Hayes.
Semester 7—President, E. Pennekamp
and Nelle Bookout; secretary-treasurer,
Pe^’rine BilyeAv; representative, Laura
' BroAA’ii and Carl Compton.
Semester 6 — Vice-president, Jack
Behrman, Hobart McKeever; representa-
tiv’e, J. R. SoAvell and Janies Wolfe.
Semester 5—President, Edwin Booth;
secretary-treasurer, Miriam Smith; rep
resentative, Jane Webb.
Semester 4 — Representative, John
HIGH LIFE IS INVITED TO
PARTICIPATE IN CONTEST
Event is Sponsored Annually by Exten
sion Division of University of
Greensboro Students Receive Awards
The aAvards Avon by Greensboro stu
dents who entered in the Centennial
celebration contest have been , received.
The G. H. S. students who won prizes
are: Poster contest, Hal Styers; Pen
and Ink DraAvings, James Dodson; Mod
eling, Carter Reaves.
Greensboro High School has been in
vited to compete with rival high school
journalistic efforts in the 14th annual
North Carolina high school journalistic
contest, to be conducted at Chapel Hill.
The event, Avhich is sponsored yearly
by the Extension Division of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, requires that
the local school paper submit at least
nine issues from its 1936-1937 file.
June 10 has been set as the deadline
for entries, Avhich will be judged on
the basis of news values, editorial val
ues, general make-up, and typographical
appearance. The results of the contest
AA’ill be announced in the fall.