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October 10, 1941
m HIGH LIFE ONTERHMIO?ro
by the Students of
Greensboro Senior High
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of 1921
Revived by the Spring Journalism Class of 1937
Entered as second-class matter March 30, 1940,
at the post ofiice at Greensboro, N. C., under the
Act of March 3, 1879.
Eil'itor-in-Chief Paul Miller
Feature Editor Rachael Whiteside
Copy Editor Bob Perry
Make-Up Editor Dorothy Parker
Jleadline Editor Margaret Wilkerson
Eports Editor Earle Holliday
Eports fi’ealure Writer Garland Wolfe
Head Proofreader Betty Clement
Staff Photographer Jack Watson
Mell Alexander, Kathryn Chambers, David Evans, Her
bert Hattaway, Evelyn Hufflne, Jean Kiger, Shannon
Schumann, Jeannette Stephenson, and Ruth Winterling.
Business Manager Betty Routh
Circulation Manager Herbert Hattaway
Junior Joiirnatist Ctiairmen
Ernest Beasley and Alice Trosper
Advisers Mrs. Olive Betts, Miss Lillian Secrest
Financial Adviser Miss Dorothy McNairy
Time Marches On,
Don’t Be Left Behind
As tlie clock on the wall steadily ticks away the
.seconds, it becomes increasingly evident that the
day of doom approaches. This day of reckoning
may he defined in more specific terms as just plain
report card day. Are you one of those people
who have fallen along the wayside and are ready
to call it quits because you failed a test or two?
Your every-day scholastic problems are just as
hard a.s you choose to make them. If a certain
subject appears to he a little tougher than the
rest, just apply some elbow grease to it and say
“I can.” It is most important that seniors strive
to make the goal, but it is of ecpial importance
for the juniors to study hard now. Remember,
anyone can fail, but it takes someone with strong
willpower to jiiit out the necessahy effort to achieve
Senior High Goes Latin
New^ features of this year’s school curriculum
will be the teaching of Spanish and South Ameri
can history at Senior high. The obvious reason
for these supplementary subjects is that it means
a definite step to foster better relations with our
neighbors to the south. Many South American
students registered at American colleges last fall,
and indications point to an even greater number
This action more clearly substantiates the fact
that Uncle Sam considers hemisphere solidarity
and the Good Neighbor policy as essential in our
national defense program. One of the best ways
to promote international fellowship is through the
medium of education. By exchanging students
and by learning more about each other, the nations
of the Western world will establish a better
understanding among themselves.
We, Too, Have a Part!
Rejiorts from Superintendent Ben L. Smith, to
the effect that students in the city schools will be
given a chance to do their part towards the ad
vancement of our national defense, will be heart
ily received by all.
AVith the vast sums of money the program rep
resents, and with the large number of men and
women it affects today in the United States, we
can readily see that our participation is quite
important. Though we cannot, as yet, serve in
the land, sea, and air forces of our nation, nor
can we do the skilled work that is required of
thousands of laborers in factories and shipyards
throughout the country, we have, at least, a chance
to do our part right here at Senior high. And,
further, our contributions here, as in every other
division, must, and can be, another link in the
welding of our material foi’tress against those who
seek to deprive us of our way of life.
F’or, in the words of President Roosevelt, “We
must give our every effort—regardless of how
great or how small that effort may be—to the
bolstering of the defense of our country.
Confessions of a Jalopy—
/ Ain’t What I Used To Be
Teen Age Problems
“She look,s like she ha,s been through the
last three wars ami got the worst end of the
bargain in each battle,” laughingly remarked
Bernard Aydelette, G. II. S. .senior, to a High
Life reporter today when asked about the
di.sposition and characteristics of his car,
“The name, ‘f)ld Glory,’ Bernard confessed,
“was derived from her looks. Similar to the
A. flag, my car, even though she’s been
through a lot and emerged battle-scarred, still
runs and I mean she runs faster than any old
Ford I’ve seen.
Other wrec-ks — er-uh — cars around the
school are P-40 owned by “Tincey” King and
B-41 (twin to “Tincey’s”) possessed by Jim
Groome. Both these jalopies are named after
“Misery,” well-named hecau.se of its numer
ous flat-tires, “gasless” conditions, and other
misfortunes, is Garland tVolfe’s hopeful.
Ladies Prefer “Green Blitzgrieg”
On the feminine side of the student body
are “Opal” and the “Green Blitzkreig.”
Rachael 'Whiteside tours this fair city in
her terraplane, proudly christened Opal. She
says she got the name from her father’s re
mark when he let her start driving. “I hope’ll
keep her a year 'before you tear her up.”
The Green Blitzkreig speaks (or rattles)
for itself. You may observe it any day at
3:3() chugging up 'Westover terrace packed
with laughing girls, and if you'll look closely
enough, you'll .see Lillian Engstram under the
wheel, guiding it along its merry way.
Let’s Get Down to Brass Taeks.
Let’s get down to business about the “When
should I x>ay my own way problem!” Most
of the time it isn't so much of a problem to
girls because the boys have to dig low to
pay for those date expenses, but if girls
would only stop and reconsider the money
liroposition, many a boy would come back for
another date! Of course, it’s always under
stood that it’s the boy’s privilege and re-
(luirement to pay, but why gouge the poor
W’hen the crowd goes to the hangout, it’s
always right to pay your own bill, and at
the bowling alley or any other place of enter
tainment, you should foot your own expenses
unless you have a date.
Some boys are pretty “touchy"’ about the
money situation, because if anything is said
to them about “going dutch,” they turn all
white and excited, so be careful when you
apply the “dutch” .system! It is a good
Remember, girls, boys’ allowances come and
go and sometimes fly ciuicker than yours. He
has to live off of his and support you too,
so why not soft pedal the demands on your
he-man’s wallet next time !
One good plan is to hold hack on your
desire.s—and your appetite—until you find
how much he can afford to spend on you.
There's nothing quite so embarrassing as to
be short of funds and then make the girl
friend help out on the bill. So be sure of
your date’s financial status before you order
a steak when he can only afford a coke!
Next week: “Going steady?”
Hi-Y and Handsome
Ifs a Weary Life
Now that the election is completed, let’s
look into some of the past histories of our
new oflicers and see what we can expect from
them this year.
Judging by the part she took in politics
while a student at Central, Dacia Lewis, the
newly-elected secretary to the council, is well
qualified for her position. Although she had
some bad luck in seeking major offices bver
there, she did gain valualile experience serv
ing in minor cajiacities and should ha^ ' no
trouble in bearing the weight of her respon
Edwards Inexperienced, But Capable
The treasurer, Charles Edwards, hasn’t had
a great deal of experience in political work,
but he is certainly quick-witted and amialfle.
Listen out for his talks about the supply shop
o\ev the amplifying system.
Ashton Kearney, president of semester five,
is quiet, but agreealile. His political back
ground is inconspicious but he should do a
Couneil Should Be Live Wire
The junior representatives are all capable
folks. Although Nancy Dobbins and Maureen
Black have just recently moved from out of
town, there is every indication that they will
be two of the outstanding representatives of
In fact when you get right down to the
facts, you find that every single member of
the council is conscientious, wide-awake, and
capable. There are no duds in this year’s
legislative body, so the organization should
really be a live wire.
Remember me? AY ell, maybe you can't
tell me from many others who look exactly
like me. You see, I am a Hi-Y pin. I have
been on more clothes fronts than yester
I remember back in the days when I was
a young, bright, shining pin : my chromium
shone in the sun, my enamel was thick and
bright, and my safety catch worked per
Aly First Trip Away From iMy Boss
AVhen my boss first'got me, I went every-
^vhere with him; he wore me on his coat
lapel and was never without me. Then
suddenly I changed hands. I was rudely re
moved from my boss’s coat and re-pinned on
some soft fluffy material to which I wasn’t
accustomed. I had always lived on hard-
textured cloth, and this new flimsy home
of mine was a new experience. I remember
that event quite well. It was a beautiful
moonlight night, and everybody spoke softly
It Couldn’t Last
But it couldn’t last. One day my boss
came to see me, and during the visit there
were some loud, harsh words. Suddenly I
was torn from my perch and once more sent
back ‘•home to my boss.”
But this was just the beginning. Since
that time I have changed hands many times.
I remember once when I was kept on a
dresser with two of my brothers. It was
a wonder I ever got back to my rightful
And so it goes. I never know where I'm
going, but I'm always ready, for it's all in
the day’s work of a Hi-Y i)in !
Top rating recent recordings include the
singing sensation of Tommy Taylor, who is
male vocalist for Benny Goodman. He makes
his initial debut in “From One Love to
Another’’ and “Anything” on Columbia discs.
Heidt Leads Again
Ever so often, Horace Heidt leads his crew
in a ballad blitzkrieg that rocks the swing
industry. For instance, this month, it’s “I
Don't AA’ant to Set The AA’orld On Fire” and
another very strange one entitled, “B-I-B-Y.”
Several times in this column we have men
tioned Glenn Aliller and his orchestra in
connection with his superb music and record
ings, and this time we bring back for honor
able mention “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” which
has been an all-time favorite tune about the
In the same way the Bradley-AIcKinley
team burns up the wax on their recent groov
ings with "In the Hall of the Mountain King”
and “From the Land of the Sk.v-Blue AA’ater.”
Harry James No. 1 Triuiipeter
A’ersatile Harry James, who is unquestion
ably the No. 1 trumpeter, has led his band
October—The tang of fall in the air . . .
it’s too hot with a sweater and too chilly
without . . . The football season is in full
swing . . . students begin “term-papering”'
. . . clubs launch year’s plans . . . leaves fall
. . . and it’s a beautiful month, October.
Side by side:
Tales of the Tales
After several days of intense study and
class discussion in Aliss Cathleen Pike’s Eng
lish class, Polly Armfleld, team sponsor, anx
iously inquired, “AA’lio went to Canterbury?”
Funnier than nicknames to many locals
are the true names of Greensboro’s leading
students. For instance, who would suspect
that a delightful creature by the name of
Alellcena Gary Alexander roaming around the
campus? Here are some more “truth is
stranger than fiction” monickers: Ernest
Neilson Beard, Jr., and Rozelle Roland Yoder.
A few choice nicknames belong to “Diz”
Anderson, “Nub’’ AA’olfe, “Linski” Aliller,
“Fuzzy” Yoder, “Ala Daniel'’ AATlkerson, and
AA’anted by; G. H. S. faculty: a way to pull
students—especially feminine—out of the rosy
haze which has descended upon them with
the presence of tho.se amusement-bound sol
diers. Almost every girl has some momento
of a Yankee soldier. It’s quite the style to
sport division insignia these days. AA^hich
Yoo hoo note;
But 40-year “lassie”
AA'as one who wrote!
Make Up Your Mind
Students in Air. A'ance Littlejohn’s sixth
period class never know in what room they
belong. It seems they were moved from first
floor, main, to third floor, and finally—they
hope—to first floor of the science building.
Calm and quiet;
Do fleas fly and flies flee?
Can't somebody find another word to de
scribe seniors beside “dignified?”
Some More About Them
New .Jersey soldiers have lost their pins.
And can’t tell where to find them;
Leave them alone.
And they’ll come home ■
Bringing the girls behind them!
to nation-wide fame, although the .Tames’
players do not depend on his driving trumpet
too much. For example, “Don’t Take Your
Love from Ale” backed by “Duke’s Alixture”
is a stead.v climber, with “It's So Peaceful in
the Country” and “Yes. Indeed’’ already hits.
The “Old Alaestro” of this month is North
Carolina’s own Kay Kyser. who never fails
to please with the originality of his tunes;
and, if you want plent.v of chuckles, you
should hear “I’ve Been Drafted” and “AATiy
Don’t AVe Do This Alore Often?”
It’s an established fact that Nelson Eddy
is “America's favorite baritone.” Some of his
best recordings on Columbia masterworks in
clude “Patter Songs’ from Gilbert and Sulli
van and “Song to the Evening Star” by
AA’agbier. Another you can’t miss is the
“Toreadar” song from “Carmen,” by Bizet.
However, it remains for Deems Taylor's
suite from “Peter Ibbetson,” played by Bar-
low and the C. B. S. symphonj’ orchestra,
to rate as one of the greatest discs of classical
music listed by Columbia.
It seems we can't depart from the subject
of soldiers, convoys, and the army in general
—so here goes :
Scene: Camping area for the “boys in
brown’’ from Pennsylvania.
Dramatis Personae: One G. II. S. deb, one
Action: He, like several thousands of his
comrades, was shaving—razor in hand, mir
ror balanced precariously on a truck fender.
She—“Gosh, do yon always shave on the
He—“Of course! Do you think I’m fur-
I wonder why we go to school,
AA"e sure don’t learn “the golden rule,”
I know they did in days gone by.
But now-a-days we just don’t try!
For all we know. Eve’s still alive.
And two and two still equals five,
Our language, too, has turned to slang.
You often hear, “AA’ell, I’ll be hanged”
In short, we’re just a bunch of nuts,
AAGio should have grown on trees.
For half of us. I’ll almost bet,
Don’t even know' our A, B, C’s!
Lou De Vane