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High life. volume (None) 192?-19??, October 07, 1938, Image 2

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Page Two HIGH LIFE October 7, 1938 HIGH LIFE Published Semi-Monthly by the Students of Greensboro Senior High School Greensboro, North Carolina Founded by Class of 1921 Onternatiq]^ AV-PRESS- EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief—Paul Pearson Associate Editor—L. M. Clymer Sports Editor—Jack Gunter Proofreader—^Rae Schumann Feature Editor—^Tom Wilkinson Photographer—Solomon Kennedy BUSINESS STAFF Business Manager— Elizabeth Newton Associate Business Mgr.—Doris Carr Assistants—Margaret Grantham, Bob Walker 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 oitr school. 'old individnals together under high standards. Wparaie the ivorthivhile from the worthless and promote the highest interest of students, teachers, and school. Why? 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 room. Naturally, the following vital points would demand considera tion : 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 zine. BAGATAILS 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 up.) “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.) Circulus Latious Ordinatur! 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. NOTICE 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 Douglas Cecil. The officers of the sophomore Hi-Y have not yet been announced. IIIIHIIIIiaillllBIIIIIHIIIIIiaillllHIIIIIllllllBlllliaillllBillllBIIIIH LETTERS TO LULU Dear Lulu: l!^li 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. Sincereljq LULU. Sub-Deb Column 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: Jitterbugs—swing fans. Alligators—the same thing. Hepcats—swing musicians. To savvy jive—to understand the lan guage of swing. A platter—a phonograph record. Long-haired music — symphonic music. Tin ears—persons disliking swing. Spots—notes. Swing—the latest type of hot jazz music. 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 spots. 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. Cl « / Oct, IX, we uT&dersftand 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 Schools.” 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 end. 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. Adoption Announced Mrs. Blackburn Gets Ready- Made Family 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 “deer’ mice. 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 food. In spite of the fact that the “chil dren are rats,” Mrs. Blackburn still calls them her ‘family of three.” Poefs Corner BOOKS Books, Roads to shady brooks. Or maybe advice to learning cooks. I’ages, Of queens back through the ages. And actors from famous stages. Shelves, Of dusty books about elves. Of men who wrote of themselves. Books, Give us longing looks In the past's golden nooks. —Jane tVehl). Kick That Goal! Football Invades Commercial Department 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 tion. 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.”

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