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March 1, 1939
Published Semi-Monthly by
the Students of-Greensboro
Senior High School
Greensboro, North Carolina
Founded by Class of 1921
EUtnr-m-Chicf I’aul Pearson
Asmciate Editors L. il. Clyniev, Elizabeth Xewtoa
Hports Editor Jack Gunter
Aews Editor Sehumauu
Copy Editor Dorothy Hendrix
Feature Editor Martha Gentry
Exchanyc Editor Edward Faulkner
Ehotograplier Solomon Keiuiedy
Business Manager Uoris Carr
Associate Business Manager Elizabeth^ Dtmton
Circulation Manager Tom M ilkinsou
Barbara Bentley, Frances Chisholm, Irene Current, Margaret
Grantham, Betty Hayes, Gray Mills High, Mary Grace Mans.
Peggy McAllister, Gerry Xorman. Xancy Sills, Marjorie
Stadiem, Lois Swinsoii, Louise Thornbro, T^wis Thornlow, Jane
Faculty Advisers iirs. Betts, Miss Pike, Miss Ford, and Mr. Hacks.
The Purpose of High Life Is to
et and preserve the history of
old mdividuals together under
eparate the worthwhile from the
worthless and promote the
highest interest of students,
teachers, and school.
A Magazine, A “High Life,” and A Vestment
To those who participated in the recent magazine contest, staged
for two worthy high school causes, commendation is due. These people
have aided in the achievement of these goals, and may feel justly proud
to receive its henfits.
Nevertheless, those who failed to do their part will be provided
wreii■ a “Hign Dire'' and will see the choir vested. "We congratulate
those who tried and succeeded—we thank those who tried—and to
those who failed to try—next time, let your conscience be your guide I
A Bouquet To Teachers
Yes, it’s true that they are a little unreasonable about the sug
gestion of no homework because of the game; about the crack that
Johnny just made; or a little unsympathetic about the lack of
punctual term papers, but we still need them! They teach, pound, or
cram that knowledge, without which we would be lost in the shining
future that "we see pictured ahead, into our craniums.
They make no fortune for their efforts, have no shorter working
hours, no greater privileges, nor any more conveniences than other
memhers of the professions, but they undoubtedly and unmistakebly
have more “tools” to conquer.
W-e very seldom show our appreciation, so let’s join together at one
united time and hand this bouquet to—teachers!
D. E. H.
Does It Pay To Pass That Way?
Are you a crammer? Do you wait until the night before a big
test to learn four weeks of class work? Are you one of those persons
who depends on stored facts to pass him from one semester to an
other, from high school to college.
For many years a major problem of colleges and high schools alike
has been the crammers. They ply their smarter friends with “likely”
questions, sit up all night hunched over text books, drink steaming
black coffee, and then go to class red-eyed and sleepy, sometimes they
get through; sometimes they don’t. Sometimes it takes a compiled list
of important facts carefully placed in the pocket handkerchief, or up
their coat sleeves to get them through. But the important thing is
that the facts don’t remain with them. What will they do when they
need them? Who will be there to help slide them on? Does it pay to
be a crammer?
Since the art classes have been doing such varied work, High Life
would like to suggest that some of their murals ])e transferred to the
drab brick walls of the cafeteria. It would make the lunch room a
more pleasant place for stiidents and also present a brilliant perspec
tive to visitors. Murals of American civilization are painted on the
art room walls. Wliy not make our lunch room just as attractive?
Concerning ChWwing Gum
and Gum Chewers
As a regular epidemic of chew
ing gum seems to have hit Greens
boro high, this “choice morsel”
was dug out of the files in hopes
that it would be of benefit.—The
Lo I (.'hewing gum's main ingredient
is sap, l)iit it is not as sappy as the
saps that chew it.
Observe brethren, on the side streets,
the main streets, and back streets; ob
serve brethren, in churches, movies,
and classroom; observe the gum chew
ers and let their chewings be an ex
ample unto you. Verily, verily, I say
unto yon. there are many, many gum
chewers; but all the days of thy life
tliou Shalt not behold two chewers who
employ the same technique.
There is the chewer who striketli
terror into thy very soul with every
dislocation of his jaw; there is the
chewer who doth "pop" his gum and
saith iinto himself, “Lo, see the envy
in yonder rascal's eye: How he doth
wish lie might pop his gum—but I shall
not tell him'’: there is the chewer who
doth forget that he chews—yea, and
he is the only one who doth forget it.
There is the chewer who pulleth his
gum and liloweth bubbles which pop
his gum over his face: there is the
chewer who doth tire of his gum,
straightway throwing it upon the
dance floor: there i.s the chewer who
cheweth to hear the teacher say, “Sam
my, art thou chewing gum?''—and then
straightway she requireth him to throw
it in the trash can.
The memory expert chewer doth chew
his gum and sticks it in secret places,
saying to himself, “In truth I shall
return on the morrow and retrieve this
marvelous gum"; but be doth not re-
urii for many morrows. Verily, I say
unto yon, tbe latter chewer should be
annihilated. His gum sticketb on
shoes, it soileth hands, it doth pull the
hair: and yet when in use. it faileth to
kill the chewer. Likewise there are
many other chewers—who just chew.
Let this thy motto be: “Chew unto
others as you would have them chew
Verily, there are many reasons for
chewing gum. it keepeth the teeth
white, it exeroiseth the jaws, it doth
ive the breath a likeness unto dewy
rosebuds, and lastly, it maketb the
Verily, however, a true delight is the
chewer who doth chew in a quiet and
reserved manner. Truly, he hath per
fected the art of gum chewing.
These Everchanging Styles
My boy-friend doesn't wear garters,
and I can't stand to see bis socks
bagging around his ankles. How can
I tell him about it?
Just show him this column, Mabel,
and if he can't take the hint, then
he's too dumb to date.
Do You Remember?
Can you rack your fourth dimension
and search your gray matter and
think where you’ve heard this before:
1. “Sassy”—the flying squirrel who
lived up to his name. No, he wasn’t
sassy, he flew away.
2. Beer jackets — they’re “hanging
Well, gals and galleries, it looks like
we are in for it now. Xo, we aren’t
bothered with wooden shoes. That isn’t
our troubles. But we do sound as if
we needed a few mouse-traps. Pol
lock’s started the whole thing with
the sale of Mexican leather shoes to
the high school crowd. We would
like to suggest that they include a can
of oil with each purchase. It's only
fair. Even with the noise, (which we
hope soon goes away), the sandals are
very attractive, and seem to have re
placed the moccasins of a former year.
Although it's still a little early, (and
a great deal too cold), to be tbinking
about summer clotbos as yet, you can't
help noticing that the strapless mode
seems to be taking over everytlnng.
even beach clothes. Another new fea
ture that cropped up in this season’s
resort clothes is the use of feminine,
old-fashioned touches on beach wear.
The can—can play—suits, for exnm])le.
Here’s hoping that we keep up the
feminine trend, anyway. Even though
they profess admiration of sophistica
tion and glamour, men really like little
women over whom they feel possessive
and protective. (The last was to make
us feel better al)out Hedy I^feMarr).
And so to our parting shot of the
day—although sometimes false, eye
lashes usually take you a long way in
some things. So long I
3. Bows, beaux, and “Bozo”—quite
a variation, but by the return of the
first ones mentioned, we still remember.
4. The coming of Mr. Aycock—every
5. The first magazine campaign —
quite a difference, “eh what”?
6. 'When you were A sophomore—
wow! will that take reminiscence!
7. The mimeographed “Spotlight,”
succeeded by “High Life”?
Co-Ediquette Problem No. 1
BE A PROMPT CORRESPONDENT!
Be prompt in answering letters I
yiake everyone sound like an interest
ing conversation being carried on be
tween you and the person to whom yon
are writing. Delay won't help your
friendship. Why not write that bread-
and-butter letter or social “epistle"
Ibafs l)(*en due since Christmas?
Bread-and-butter notes should be
written within two days after one re
turns from a visit. Thank-you-notes
should be mailed on the day after a
gift is received, and letters which are
altsoluteiy friendly ought to be an
swered before a week has passed.
Once one gets used to the idea, let
ters are not hard to write. Form your
letter-writing habits now I
A day at school is like a blind date
-contains unknown possibilities.
HOPES ROSY; HOPES BLASTED;
(A Drama in Three Acts)
Miss (?): “Girls, (address used by
one feminine - faculty member to
another) have you seen him? He’s
single, too. Ah! At last, perhaps
my old-maiden days are over. A
prospect looms on the horizon.”
Despair takes the center of the stage.
Mrs. (?): “Of course, since I have
your interest at heart (talking to
her feminine audience), I hate to
toll yon this, but Mr. (?) is mar
ried. You must all give up. I know
of plenty things that are worse
than being an old maid.”'
Miss (?). “Y'ou do, w’hat?
Elapse of 10 minutes in time. Light
dawns (on someone).
Mrs. (?): “Listen, girls, I've at last
. found out the truth. I got the
news straight from ‘Prospect Hill,’
himself. He's single, but rather
Girls exit, applying “Old Faithful,’^
BE KIXD TO ALL DUMB ANIMALS
AND GIVE SMALL BIRDS A
BE KIND TO HUMAN BEINGS,
THEY’RE SOMETIMES PRETTY
Douglass Hunt loves a good, hot argu
He'll talk for hours anywhere;
But just one rule must be observed,—
To use statistics isn’t fair.
One of G. H. S.'s best dressers gets
a- kick out of her new shoes—hut—
there are coinplaiiits that they squeak!
Harold Ginsberg’s book on “How
to \Yin Success” has left his problems
all unsolved. It seems inspiring, but
he finds there’s always too much work
With the Colleges
J^ixty-niuo colleges and universities
in 24 states and five foreign countries
are represented by the University of
New Hampshire faculty members.
Researcli at the T’niversity of Illinois
is proving that air-conditioning mate
rially aids a patient's chances of recov
The University of Utah biological
museum has just received an extra-spe
cial gift of 2,000 birds’ eggs.
Black Mountain college, in North
Carolina, spent a grand total of $12.80
on athletics during 1938.