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November 21, 1941
by the Students of
Greensboro Senior High
Greensboro, N. C.
P'’ounded by the Class of 1921
Revived by the Spring Journalism Class of 1937
Entered as second-class matter March 30, 1940,
at the post oflice at Greensboro, N. C., under the
Act of March 3, 1879.
Kdltor-in-Chief Paul Miller
Fe,alure Kdilor Rachael Whiteside
Fcnlure Writer Mell Alexander
tojiy BAl’.lur Rob Perry
Ass slant to the Copy Editor Ruth Winterling
Make-ViJ Editor Dorothy Parker
Assistant to the Make-Up Editor . . . Shannon Schumann
Headline Editor Margaret Wilkerson
Sports I'Alitor Earle Holliday
Sports E'ealure Writer Garland Wolfe
E.xvhanpe Editor David Evans
Head Proofreader Hetty Clement
Staff I'hotoyrapher Jack Watson
Mell Alexander, Kathryn Chambers, David Evans, Her
bert llattaway, Jean Kiger, Shannon Schumann, Jeannette
Stephenson and Ruth Winterling.
Business Manager Hetty Routh
Ilookkeeiier Jeannette Stejihenson
Circulation Manager Herbert ilattaway
Junior Journalist Chairmen
Ernest Heasley and Alice Trosper
Advertising Solieitor Neil Heard
Advertising Agents Hill Andrews, M. C. Anderson
Typists — Mary Crutchfield. Alyne Roseberry, Lorraine
Springer, Dori.s Smith.
Advisers Mrs. Olive Betts, Miss Lillian Secrest
Financial Adviser Miss Dorothy McNairy
For the Courageous Shall
Receive Both Congratulation
Eniblazoiied on tlie front page of tlie Ili-Rocket,
newspaper of nearby Durham high school, is a
two-column editorial named “The Will of the
People.” According to this editorial, democracy
is facing its biggest test in Durham: a test com
ing as a result of ridicule in the election of class
officers. This paper minces no words in its con
demnation of the farce that was called an election,
and displa.ys amazing courage—courage which is
destined for a severe te.st by many who fear the
truth ill its words. Tbi.s student P'a]>er has ful
filled in pmrt Ihe biggest dut.v of a school pajjer,
that of pointing out the faults iu a school and
doing something about them. The staff of the
Durham ]>aper deserves a salute from every stu
dent newspa])er seeking to benefit its school.
Do You Want a Job?
Wlum local officials established an enniloyment
bureau at Senior high school receiitl.v, one of the
most im])ortant steps in the advancement of the
vocational dejiartment was taken. This action
opens a new field of ojiportnnity to students wish
ing to securi' positions: with downtown business
Also pui>ils desiring part-lime, Christmas, or
permanent .jobs in this city may secure them
through this new set-uj). Alread.v .jobs for 18
diversifietl occujiations students and 13 distribu
tive ediK'ation students have been secured in busi
That Military Feeling
Recentl.v, Time, the popular magazine, report
ed that Harvard and Yale students, representa
tives of the higlie.st intellectual collegiate group
in the entire country, were decidedly in favor of
immediate entrance into the war against Germany.
Such a change in opinion, the magazine revealed,
became evident almost overnight and was not the
popular sentiment in the two schools until re
It is quite interesting to note that in 1940 the
survey of Senior high students and the one made
then at the two great universities coincided—the
high school students here were as much against
the nation’s entrance into the war as was the
Harvard and Yale survey.
However, the present feelings of the students
seem to be more in harmony with their college
friends’ newer reaction. At the present time it
is apparent that the students’ opinions are in step
not only with those of other high school students
but with those of a great many American citizens.
What this means or may mean, High Life is i^ot
qualified to state.
Teen Age Problems
Wliere To Go and What To Do
I'rolmbly the most frequent and troublesome
(luestion on a diite is, “Where in the world
can we goV" and “AVhat’s doiir tonifrht?”
Recause of tlie hick of a jrood “hang ouf’ for
Gremishoro diiters, nmn.v fi flood hour is
wasted nmkinfi that decision.
Since the decision is left up to individual
couples concerniiifi tlieir evenin.ij's entertain
ment, many liciidaclie.s occur wlien lirain-
wracking for date pastimes is in order. . . .
So, wli.v not fi'ang up on this (). 1*. M. situa
tion and tlirow open a private liome ever so
oftmi to provide a means of refu.ae from a
nifi'lit of lioredomV If fiirls would take turns
offeriiifi flieir liomes as .iiaufi round-ups, a
imiin part of the prolilem would lie solved.
For nmn.v fi'irls it is liard to escai*c from
liome witliout fi complete itinerar.v submitted
to the parents, so such a solution would he
welcomed from all sides.
If this idea is ji flop, try triple dating with
ii certain ob,jective in mind, such as bowling,
or any other sport which is practical.
Next time the question, “AVhere can we
goV’, pops up, sl.ap it down with a quick
decision and don't waste any time. Fun can
be had .just hy the askin,g, if plans are made
Not All of
Mother Nature’s Nuts
Grow on Trees in the Fall
“xVutmu in all her glor.v—leaves of red and
.gold, brisk breezes whipping through half-
dead trees, furry squirrels gathering nuts
for the winter, pumpkins on the vine’’ . . .
this is the fall of tradition and of the poets.
Rut there is another side to this Indian
sninmer business—the hunmn side. All of
Jlother Natures' nuts do not grow on trees ;
there may be one sitting next to you. You
have seen them ; perhaps you are one of the
number. As the leaves change color, these
ordinarily normal students become nature
addicts. The.v tjike to the open countr.v, in
conversation at least. They constantly extoll
the virtues of Alother Nature and her cohorts.
They spout pastoral poetry at the drop of a
leaf. They jire this world's “s]H'cial edition'’
As the.v come to school, the.v nive al)Out
the tiiH', invi.gor;itin.g tjuig in the air. They
boast of their lon,g hikes and of their hunt-
in,g prowj'ss: Rut when the less Imrdy stu
dents seek ii jilace at the radiators on these
cold mornings, there is no room: the pioneers
have confisciited all the available space.
Softly . . . iiejirly grjiy winter mists hover
Over rustling amber leiives which cover the
And more softly murmurin,g lefives speak
Of Autumn when driftin.g leaves seek the
And still softer winter mists seep
And liring to the souls of those who sleeji
beneath . . . the earth.
—Diiis.v Relle Anderson.
Pupils Prescribe Peppy Pieces
According to “them that reads it,” High
Life is jilenty good, hut “it ain't what it
A recent poll of opinion revealed that 65
per cent of the publication's readers agree
with the aliove statement, 20 per cent believe
that it is .just about as good now as they
want it, while 15 iK‘r cent either think it’s
dry and dull or don't think at all.
A vast nm.iority feel that pep is what the
paper needs. They recommend harder hitting
editorials. The.v declare themselves disin
terested in what happens outside the school
unless it is of special interest to them as
high school students.
lake FYatures, Sport Page
However, the subscribers have many good
things to sjiy about High Life. They like
the sports page, the.v like the new and ultra
modern “Teen A,ge Problems,'’ and they enjoy
the snappy “Scriptease.”
One boy, when asked what he thought of
the journal, exclaimed, "No kidding, it's the
finest schohistic newspaper that I have ever-
seen, and believe you me, I have been kicked
out of the best schools in the country.” Tak
ing an opposite view, though, was a lassie
who moaned. "It'.s too dead. I think it needs
more pep and more interesting stories. I
would like to see more about senior high
school students and less about ‘outstanding
High Life takes notice.
Congratulations to Charlie Edwards on his
election as vice-president of the state stu
dent council congress. It seems that Greens-
Iku-o receives more than its share of honors
when the laurels are lieing distributed.
The student council should be commended
on the line work it did during the Social
Standards conference last week. Daisy Relle
Anderson and her welcomin.g committee de
serve praise for helping to make the program
run more smoofhl.v.
This corner wonders why more students
don't try out for the comedy, "Second Fid
dle," to lie presented by Pjiul Frazier and
his drjunatic club sometime in the near fu
ture. Speakin,g as the voice of experience,
we cfin tell you It's reall.v fun. even if you
can't act. According to Mr. Frazier, very
few people have tried out for the various
parts, and there is still time tor those who
are interested to participate.
This corner believes that it is feeling the
public pulse when it makes the statement
that all the hi,gh school lads and lassies are
now read.v for another dance. The tea affair
sponsored by the council in October was a
bi.g success and the students are itchin,g for
another one. This council has kept up with
the times, so far. How about it, folks?
In this connection it is interesting to note
that one of the junior En,glish classes re
centl.v conducted a panel discussion on the
value of school dancing. It was the opinion
of the group that school-sponsored dances
should be continued.
Jabberwacky Lingo Translates Modern
English Into Popular Slanguage
.labherwack.v, which mi,ght otherwise he
called “slanguage,” originated, as did the
jitterhu.g ra.ge, when some modern-minded
youth used short-cut abbreviations to express
what he had to say.
Thus jabberwacky has become, through pop
ular use of the wacky slan.gua.ge thousands
of times daily, a part of hi.gh school students’
It could not survive if the language was left
to develop at a normal rate of speed, but there
is no fear that modern slang will die, because
each time a high school student opens his
mouth, either a slang expression or an orig
inal interpretation of an idea is uttered.
For instance, if the expression, “Is that
the truth?” were left up to a slang enthusi- '
ast to translate, he would say, “No Flit” or
“Are you kiddin’ me?”, or perhaps “Are you
hirdin’, kid?” Such expressions as “M'ell.
cut off my legs and call me Shorty,” which
expresses surprise, and “Let’s jive around
to the gyp joint and gulp down a mug of
lirown cow juice,’’ translated, mean, “Let’s
go to the dru,g store and drink a chocolate
Slang Adjectives Described
If a girl is ever called a ‘‘frlll.v-dill.v,” she
ma.v be sure she's dressed up in the sight of
others, hut if someone says, “You’re hard
up,” it means that you aren’t doing so well
If "You’re slipping” is ever connected with
your name, you may know that you had bet
ter change your way of living. “That’s a
flashy chassis” is very definitely a compli
ment, meaning a good-looking person. Simi
larly, “'Ro.v, that's solid” also means a smooth
person or article.
In the following adjectives are connected
with your name, you may know whether to
smile or frown: Pinky—a person with a
string; Meal.v—an individual with a line. In
cidentally, a string means a group of admir
ers of one person, white a line is bait thrown
out to catch various suckers.
November . . . winter coming . . . too much,
turkey . . . cranberry sauce . . . Christmas
parade . . . term papers . . . conference foot
ball games . . . thoughts on Christmas . . .
wondering when report cards are issued.
As the little boy said while surveying the
bountiful Thanksgiving feast before him,
“All this, then turkey stew!”
For those who wonder what we have to be
thankful for, we at least have a day to be
thankful for what we're thankful!
Let’s Talk Turkey
This year when
Do we give thanks,—
On Pilgrims’ day . . .
Or cousin Prank’s?
AVe could tell an amusin.g tale of two girls;
who made the trip to the debating tournament
at Asheville. Rut it wouldn’t be nice to
relate how they went wading ... in the mid
dle of November ... In a mountain stream,
and were forced to “swim out.” Also we-
won't say that one false step on a slick rock
was too much.
Hats off to the Social Standards commit
tee, which cjirried out their program without
once getting locked in the building.
G. H. S. Goes Athletic
Main sport of the less hard.v members of
the student body these days is bowling. Every
da.v a group of students journey to one of
the local alleys to bowl them over. It is to-
this group we dedicate this bit of rhyme:
So they talk;
Get a sample—
Then try to walk!
Speaking of the “Imnd of the Sky” Trip
The citizens of Asheville did something for
which this city should feel grateful. The
representatives from Greensboro, seven of
them, including the adviser, lodged at one
of the city’s best hotels for two nights. All
this cost the visitors from Senior high noth
ing. That’s what we call real '‘mountain
Conversation of Two Journalists:
First newshawk: High Life!
Second Bird: ’Bye Life!
Dirty Dig of the Week
The soldiers aren't the only ones who are
practicing “special maneuvers'’ these days!'
The fall German at Chapel Hill attracted
quite a group of local debs. IMany of them;
came back with gleaming pins and beaming
Gal, so diz.
Both made zero!
AATiich reminds us: AATiose Pop is Pop
Quiz? AA’e can't think of anybod.v that will
Daff'ynition of an autobiography: the story
of a T-model.
Some quite interesting facts can be gleaned
from this year’s crop of senior lives. But,
as Earle Hollida.v says, the best parts have
been censored !
Dedicated to Mrs. Blackburn and
Shiver and quake. —S. S.
Presenting Scriptease’s Own “Poets Cornered”
I think that I shall never see
A girl like that one next to me:
She primps all day, dances all night.
She combs her hair in public sight.
Her .saddle shoes are never clean.
She is as sloppy as I’ve seen;
Butj hear, friends, this fact not jocular:
This young belle is alwaj-s popular!
But that’s life, so Scriptease will do its
last tease until next time ....