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October 7, 1938
Published Semi-Monthly by
the Students of Greensboro
Senior High School
Greensboro, North Carolina
Founded by Class of 1921
Associate Editor—L. M. Clymer
Sports Editor—Jack Gunter
Feature Editor—^Tom Wilkinson
Associate Business Mgr.—Doris Carr
Reporters—^Virginia Barringer, Ed
ward Faulkner, Dorothy Hall,
Dorothy Hendrix, Adele Martin,
Geraldine Norman, Frances Peck,
IVilma Scott, Reginald Starr, Lois
Swinson, and Louise Thornbro.
Faculty Advisers—Mrs. Betts, Miss
Pike, Mr. Hucks.
The Purpose of High Life Is to
et and preserve the history of
'old individnals together under
Wparaie the ivorthivhile from the
worthless and promote the
highest interest of students,
teachers, and school.
Have you a purpose in going to
high school or do you come because
everyone else does? School is a
place of learning, yet many of us
do not take advantage of it as such.
A few students come to school
to play. These students not only
waste their time, but that of their
fellows. The student who has a
purpose and does his best to fulfill
is not only benefits himself, but is
a help to the school.
Students, Would This New
Plan Interest You?
What does the home room mean
to you? Is it a place to which one
hurries, and from which one leaves
reluctantly? Or does it mean a
place to be avoided as much as pos
sible and to desert hastily? There
are many suggestions as to what
can be done during these periods.
THE MOST INTERESTING
suggestion in this respect, however,
is one whose program is built
around the idea of the weekly
home room period being used as a
vocational training period. This
plan would allow the class to dis
cuss and enumerate the particular
.occupations suitable for members
in tlie group. Each student would
then ]nake a tentative first choice,
which he would explain in class for
the benefit of the others in the
Naturally, the following vital
points would demand considera
1. Educational demands — (of
course, a commercial student would
not apply for a nurse’s job.)
2. Physical demands—(a person
with varicose veins should not ap
ply for a clerk’s job.)
3. Supply and demand or the
chance of employment.
4. Likely locations and method
of approach in asking for a job.
5. Salary first year, fifth year,
tenth year after graduation.
Those who are interested in a de
tailed account of this program
should see the article, ^ ^ Home
Room Class,” by Edward M. Roe-
der in the September issue of the
North Carolina Education maga
Boy, ob boy! Are we proud of our
football team! Three straight vic
tories in a row! And no opponent
has scored against them. Keep it up,
boys. We want you to paint the
town of Roanoke red—BRIGHT red!
Mr. Johnson’s new green herring
bone suit surely has caused a lot of
comment, particularly from the fem
inine members of the faculty, one of
whom told her husband that he would
have to get one like it.
Brain-children of the fortnight—
We wonder how long “Mr. President”
will stick to his woman-hater policy?
. . . What brilliant brunette had the
time of her life atDhe State-Carolina
game (even if her team did get beat) ?
And what other not-so-brilliant bru
nette would have given a whole heap
to have been there? . . . Beau Brum-
mel Thomas is creating quite a stir
among the student teachers from the
college ... at last we’ve discovered
what India gets ’em with—it’s dem
eyes . . .
We wonder if a certain jeweler who
dialed a phone number and then
asked for “Miss Kay Oaks” ever got
the young lady? (Maybe it’s us, but
SOMEBODY must be a little mixed
“Mjr love has went, he done me dirt.
I did not know he were a flirt.
To you, my friend, let love forbid.
Lest 3"ou be done like I been did.”
(We don’t know who’s responsible
for that last bit of poetry.)
or Lend Us Your Ears
Amece, Romane, Gives—oh, I do beg
your pardon, but Latin will spring
forth. As proof, Miss Farlowe is organ
izing the Latin club again. This group,
which held its first meeting Thursday,
is planning to make a special study in
mythology. Any person, in or outside
of the Latin classes, who is interested
in either Latin or mjdhologjq is invited
to join. Future meetings are scheduled
for the second and fourth Thursdays
in each month. The announcement of
the meeting place will be made later.
Students are requested not to go
through the teachers’ office in order to
get to Miss Blackmon’s, but to use the
door marked “Clinic” instead. This rule
must be observed.
All excuses for absences and tardies
should go through Miss Blackmon, Mr.
.Tohnson, or Miss Harbison, and not
through main office.
HI-Y CLUBS BEGIN YEAR’S
WORK WITH GREAT HOPES
(Continued irom Page One)
Henry Brooks, Bill Moffitt, Fred Grey,
Bob Banks, Rene Burtner, Marion
Ralls, Charles Calhoun, Oscar Bond,
Claude Teague, Parks Staley, and
The officers of the sophomore Hi-Y
have not yet been announced.
What is a girl to do if she hasn’t the
vitality and agility for those “jitter
bug” dances that are the “rage” at all
high dances? MustT be the traditional
wall flower or is there any solution for
my problem? Please come to my aid.
M. J. S.
Dear M. J. S.:
Brace up, straighten j'our shoulders,
and let’s get our heads together!
Haven’t you heard of the feminine,
clinging type? Buy the fluffiest dress in
town, get that wide innocent look in
your eyes, be graceful, act as if it is a
favor to give anyone a dance. Then
after the boys beg to sit out with you,
even if you continue dancing, your
swain will probably be casting so many
admiring glances at you that he will
not be able to move his feet rapidly.
Want to know a new way of enter
taining? Let me tell you how to give
a “coke” tea. Naturally, as the name
implies, Coca-Colas will be the piece
de resistance of the refreshments. But,
of course, that isn’t sufficient to satisfy
the emptiness of the abdomen of a
person who has just explored the dark,
adventurous jungles of contract bridge.
So with this, have olives, pickles,
crackers, and cheese, uniquely served
in carved wooden bowls, if available,
with bone pickle forks. I must admit
that it sounds quite like a cave man’s
meal, but just tw it and see what a
hit it will make.
Well, now that the kingdom of swing
has had its show, why not give the
king's men a little publicity ? Here
are some of the latest swing terms:
Alligators—the same thing.
To savvy jive—to understand the lan
guage of swing.
A platter—a phonograph record.
Long-haired music — symphonic
Tin ears—persons disliking swing.
Swing—the latest type of hot jazz
So we say to j’ou hepcats, we hope
you don’t’ get hit over your long-haired
music witli a platter so that 3"ou see
By the way, have you noticed those
smart “Two-Timers” around the G.H.S.
campus? Why, of course I don’t mean a
suave boy who dates two girls in one
night, I mean those swanky purple and
gold, two-toned sweaters from John-
son-Cornatzer . . . and have you had a
peep at those “boxy” shoes? Thej^re
just the thing for school, and so far
have acquired the names, football
shoes, dog-houses, and gunboots. But
we think they're “just the thing,”—and
just the place is Pollocks . . . Sa5G
Don't forget to get your rooter button
from the student council, and give the
’Winds a real boost I
So to 3'ou “Jittergators,” and as
Boake Carter would put it, “Cheerio.”
Co\-ur->Bu& oc.-!-. t-L, 149Z.
Mr. Aycock went to his home in
Selma last week-end and attended the
State-Carolina football game.
Teachers Begin Publication
The classroom teachers have start
ed the publication of a paper, “The
Teacher’s News,” which will be pub
lished monthly and will serve as a
bulletin for the teachers.
A French shelf has been made in
the library by the French department.
Mr. Hucks and Miss Mitchell are
contributing material to the shelf.
High School Program
The first school radio program wms
broadcast Wednesday, October 6, over
WBIG at 7 :45 o’clock. The broadcast
was under the direction of Mr. Ben L.
Smith whose subject was “Program
of Education in the Greensboro
Bookkeeping VI and Bookkeeping
X"II have been consolidated, and an
E. B. I. 1 course has been added at
seveSj^th period. This class will be
taught by Mr. Richards.
Miss Margaret Moser plans to make
a trip to Charleston, S. C., this week
How to Be Beautiful —
And Influence Men
AYCOCK RECEIVES POST
ON TOWN HALL OF AIR
In connection with his radio work in
the school system, Mr. Aycock has
been appointed on the National Ad
visory committee of the Town Hall,
Inc., (not Fred Allen).
The organization plans to begin
broadcasting, in the near future, pro
grams of an educational and informa
tive nature; namely, debates on the im
portant issues of the day.
Watch out, members of the mas
culine sex! Thej”re after you! Who?
Why, the girls, of course. And would
you believe it? The teachers are
actually helping them.
The sixth and seventh period home
economics classes, under the super
vision of Miss Playfoot and Mrs.
Bowers, are taking up the art of beau
tifying the person and the home—in
other words, how to get your man and
what to do after you get him.
Mrs. Bowers (naturally the most
experienced) is helping the girls find
the correct hair-do, giving them com
plexion beauty aids (which is, by the
way, mostly soap and water), and
how to make their hands beautiful.
Miss Playfoot is teaching the girls
in her class how to arrange their
rooms more attractively and how to
make correct color schemes.
Mrs. Blackburn Gets Ready-
Mrs. Blackburn? Adopted a family?
When? Where? Why? Now don’t get
excited and do remember your blood
pressure I The family concerned is
only a family of mice—and believe it
or not, the children of the clan are
It happened on this wise. Carl
Cease, one of Mrs. Blackburn’s ever-
alert students, Avhile investigating a
tree near his home, found the mice.
Carl captured the rats and brought
them to school, where the real mother
died. At this tragic juncture the mice
were adopted by the well-known head
of the science department. These
rodents are very unique in that they
live in trees. However, they resemble
other mice in that they like the same
In spite of the fact that the “chil
dren are rats,” Mrs. Blackburn still
calls them her ‘family of three.”
Roads to shady brooks.
Or maybe advice to learning cooks.
Of queens back through the ages.
And actors from famous stages.
Of dusty books about elves.
Of men who wrote of themselves.
Give us longing looks
In the past's golden nooks.
Kick That Goal!
Football Invades Commercial
Students to Have Holiday October 21
The students of Senior high school
will receive a holiday on October 21,
owing to the meeting of the North
western District Teachers’ associa
A geyser: What they used to call
that big shot over in Germany.
—The Blue and White.
Touchdown ! Touchdown ! Duke !
Carolina! Miss Cohoon's “football
teams’' have started the season in full
swing. Under Miss Cohoon’s guidance
the “gridders” are making touchdowns
in real earnest.
Recently both of Miss Cohoon’s short
hand classes have been divided into
two groups, boasting the names “Duke”
and '‘Carolina,” respectively. A touch
down is made when the students on
one side write more words in a given
shorthand exercise correctly than the
other team does. The winning team
will be treated to a popsicle party by
the losing side.
The main difference between your
girl and a traffic cop is that a cop
means it when he says “stop.”