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May Joy and Health
Year of ’42!
From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
GREENSBORO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., JAM ARY 16, 1942
NI MBER 9
Rayle To Be Valedictorian
For Mid-Term Graduation
Dr. Franklin McNutt
To Deliver Address
Tuesday, January 19
With Evelyn Kayle, danshter of Mr.
and Mr.^!. R. B. Rayle, IGOO Rainbow
Drive, as valedictorian, members of
the Greensboro high school Jannary
grandating class will receive their di
plomas from Superintendent Ben E.
Smith at the commencement program
to be held in the school auditorium
Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock.
In addition to the high scholastic
record maintained by Evelyn through
out her school career, she is also a
member of Torchlight, national scho
lastic honor society, and has held
numerous council and home room posi
New Classes Make
Debul for '42 Term
Cups Presented by Principal
Although it is not at present known
who is to receive the American Busi
ness Club scholarship cup and the
I*. T. A. Best-All-Round cup, winners
will be announced when Principal A. P.
Routh presents the two awards at the
Featured speakers of the class grad
uation will be Reverend J. Ben Eller,
pastor of the Asheboro Street Baptist
church, who will deliver the baccalau
reate sermon Sunday, January 18. and
Dr. Franklin II. McNutt new head of
the education department of W.C.U.N.C.,
wdio will make the commencement ad
dress, which will precede the presenta
tion of diplomas Tuesday.
The class under the chairmanship of
Ernest Beasley, has planned a luncheon
at the Ix)tus restaurant to be held Jan-
uar.v 19 at 1 o’clock. Mrs. Ainia S.
Peebles, adviser of the grouj), Mr.
Routh, and Superintendent Ben L.
Smith will be special guests.
Answei's to young G. H. S. writers'
prayers have arrived in the form of a
creative writing class to be taught by
Mrs. Olive Betts next semester. Tenta
tively scheduled for Irst period, the
course will offer instruction in the
study of use of words, writing of
sketches, poetry, the short short story
and the radio drama.
Radio communication, international
code, and microphone voice rank among
the chief studies of the radio class,
another new course offered at Senior
for the ’42 semester, which is under the
leadership of Stanley Johnson, local
Open to Seniors
The class will be open to all seniors
maintaining a good ”C" average who
desire radio training. Those applying
for this course should have had math
and science but these two sub.jects are
not reiuired for entrance.
Boys taking this training who enter
the service may begin army, navy, or
marine life with a higher rating than
obtainable without this preparation
and girl participants will be able to
Sikes, Bennett Mend
Civic Club Meetingi
Two outstanding members of the
music department, Annie Laurie Ben
nett and Edgar Sikes, will rei)resent
Greensboro high school this month at
the Business and Professional Woman’s
club and Rotary club, re,spectively.
This announcement was made public
by Principal A. 1’. Routh today.
Selected Each Month
Each month a boy and girl from the
senior class are appointed by Routh
to be guests of the civic clubs. The
.selected boy attends the Rotary club
luncheon each iMonday and the girl
acts as .iunior member at the dinner
session of the Business and Profes
sional tVoman’s club two nights during
maintain .jobs in fields left vacant by
men who enter active service.
Miller, Glenn Reported
Safe At Pearl Harbor
Although previously reported as
killed ill the Japanese attack on
Hawaii, two Greensboro boys, Jo
seph Clayton Glenn, son of Mrs.
Minnie Glenn, 112 Library place,
and Mack Dewey Miller, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey H. Miller, 510
East Bessemer avenue, have eou-
taeted their parents and stated that
they are alive and well at their
Hawaiian island base.
Parents of the boys received a
notice from the I'nited States war
department several weeks ago that
their sons had been lost in the
Both were Greensboro high
school students, as Milter left
school in 1940, and Glenn in 19.S9.
Smith Says Students
Can Take Active Part
In National Defense
1 “By further encouraging the present
LEADER in the commencement plans
for the mid-term graduating class is
Evelyn Ra.vle, sliown al)Ove.
12 Teachers To Take
Training In First Aid
Librarian flakes Syrvays
Of Popular Books
In a recent survey made of tlie books
checked out of the lil)rary, Mrs. Beat
rice Hall, school librarian, reports
many different types of books are
favorites among the students.
Girls Like Aldrich
Most of tlie girls prefer Bess Streeter
Aldrichs’ “Song of Years’’ and “IVhite
Birds Flying,” while Ellen Glasgow’s,
“The Sheltered Life,” proves to be
quite popular among many of them.
Other Junior Members
I’aul Miller and .loan Ilo'.leyman
headed the list as September repre
sentatives, while Buddy Mulligan and
Ruth 'Winterling attended October
meetings. Jack Dempsey and Betty
Routh w'ere November representatives,
and Leila Atkinson and Billy Donald
were .pmior members for December.
Boys Prefer Barbour
The boys choose as their favorite
author, Ralph Henry Barbour. “The
Half Back,” “Rivals of the Mound”
and “AVatch ’That Bass” are some of
Barbour's better known books. ’The
beys also favored AA’ill -Tames' novels
of the lone trail series.
Boys and Girls Choose Nordhoff
Boys and Girls agree on Charles
Nirdhoff's, “Alen Against the Sea” and
“Alutiny on the Bounty.” Another
thriller for all students is Osa John
son’s “I Married Adventure.”
Approximately 32 faculty members
registered at Central scliool January 9
for the initial class in a series of first
aid lessons which will be given during
the next several months.
Among tlie Senior high school teach
ers who attended the opening meeting
of tlie group -were Misses Alary Ellen
Blackmon, Estelle Alitchell, Alozelle
Causey, Elizabeth Harvell, Cleo Bren-
dle. Airs. Emma Avery, Airs. Nellie
Blackburn, Airs. Estelle LeGwin and
A. g. Proctor.
’J'hese teachers will meet on AA’ednes-
day and Friday evenings for a 20-hour
course in the fundamentals of first aid
and its application to war-time vic
It is expected that others will enter
this advanced training which will en
able faculty members to iiualify for a
certificate of instruction. Alany teach
ers and school secretaries in the city
already have instructor’s certificates
in first aid. I
High Life To Participate
tn Critique Contests
studies of patriotism, health, citizen
ship, vocational education and morale,
ever.v boy and girl in tiie cit.v .school
.system can do his part to aid the na
tion in the present war,” superinten
dent Ben L. Smith declared in a state
ment to a High IJfe reporter today.
In explaining the situation. Superin
tendent Smith declared that it was his
firm conviction that through doing one’s
dail.v tasks and doing them to the very
best of one’s ability, regardless of how
insignificant they may appear, school
students in Greensboro, and especially
at Senior high school, could lend aid
to the defense of the nation.
High Life, tlie Greensboro high
scliool student publication, will be en
tered in the Columbia Scholastic Press
association and the National Scholastic
I’ress association contests held an
nually at Columbia and Alinnesota
universities, respectively, i'he news
paper will compete for the fifth year
in the C. S. P. A. and for the fourth
year, in the N. S. I’. A.
In 3940, High Life received an All-
American (superior) rating from the
S. P. A., wiiile in 1941, it won first
class honors. However, as the scoring
book wms changed, the latter repre
sented tlie higher rating.
Rated First Place by C. S. P. A.
Last year the C. S. P. A. also rated
the school paper first place.
The C. g. 1>. A. and N. g. P. A. con
ventions present outstanding speakers
will) criticize the student editions and
provide means of correcting faults and
enlivening pictures, stories and
Encourage Pan-American Classes
Classes throughout the city will
further emphasize such studies as
-American history, pan-American his
tory, patriotism, and especially weld
ing, industrial arts and handicrafts, it
’The superintendent stated also that
ever.v possible measure to speed up de
fense activities within tlie school would
be taken. Defense bonds and stamps
will go on sale throughout the city
school system, while .iunior high pupils
will collect wmste paper and other
necessities of war.
Radio Station Resumes
“Parent-Education Program,” a dis-
tingui.shed feature over AVBIG for the
past five years, has been brought to
radio audiences by Airs Bess N. Rosa,
local radio chairman for the Parent-
’Teacher as.sociation. Airs. Rosa, who
(piite well-known in Greemsboro for her
ability to .speak over a microphone,
discussed some phase of the “eflicientl.y
fc’iA- j conducted Parent-Teacher wmrk” each
1 Frida.v from I ;45 to 2 o’clock.
Senior High Faculty Club
Fleets at informal Party
AA’lien the faculty of Greensboro
Senior high school got together for a
little fun-iiiaking ’Tuesday evening, Jan
uary 12, it did not mourn over its de
parting members for that waiuld have
saddened the occasion.
’This was no farewell part.v. Air.
Hucks, soldier to be, wais honored guest
but aside from tiiat, tlnn-e w'as no ui-
terior reason for the festivities unless
Probably one of the greatest demands teachers .just wanted to en.joy a
for books of the year is AA’. L. ghirer’s
“Berlin Diary.” ’The library is at
present unable to supply the demand
for this book but hopes to be able to
do so soon.
Robert Alexander Achieves
Highest Sconting Award
■ Having attained the highest honor in
scouting, Boby -Alexander, a .junior
and a member of home room 30, was
awmrded the eagle scout award at the
monthly session of the boy scout court
of honor last w'eek. ■ -Alexander, son of
Air. and Airs. R. L. Alexander, 350.3
Degoto place, has been a scout in troop
one for three years.
Aloving pictures, taken at the scout
jubilee in Chapel Hill last fall, in
which local scouts appeared, were also
.shown at the court of honor.
Debating Club Maps Plans
For Approachini Semester
Having completed a semester of
successful forensic activities, mem
bers of the local debating squad
are preparing for the coming se
mester with hopes of repeating iast
year’s AA’ake Forest state cham
pionship victory, according to Aliss
Aiczelle Causey, head of the speech
Alembers of the local team have
participated in the three state-wide
tournaments heid at -Asheviile,
Greensboro, and AA’inston - gaiem.
In these three engagements, the
Greensboro squad entered 55 de
few moments together without having
3200 chaperons tagging along.
’They had dinner at 7 o’clock, then
bridge for the Culbertsons, dancing for
tie tutors who fancied tiiemseives
terpsicln.reans, bingo lor the i.izy,
rummy for the foiks who just kept
putting off their les.sons in bridge, and
knitting for the ones wiio knew iiow.
Ilusbamis of the ladies, wives of tiie
gentlemen all gathered 'round. AA’ine,
AA’omen and song. Or well . . . maybe
not the wine, but at least women and
’The following teachers were present:
Alisses Sara Alims, -Amy Caldweli, AIo-
zeile Causey, Liliian gecrest, I-ouise
gmith. Alary Ellen Blackmon, Alargaret
Aloser, Lily AA’alker, -Agnes AIcDonald,
Dorothy AIcNairy, Ida Belle Aloore,
Cleo Brendle, Zena Kibler, Estelle
Alitchell, .lessie Belle gtrickland, garah
Lesley, Gertrude Farlcw, and Frances
Humphrey; Alesdames Emma ghai-pe
-Avery, Blanche gmith, Nellie Black
burn, and Estelle LeGwin; B. L. Lyons
and George L. gandvig.
'Second Fiddle' Scheduled
For Friday, January 30
gheila Kaplan and Bobby Perr.v will
have leading roles in the senior dra
matics club production of “gecond Fid
dle" Frida.v iifternoon and night, .Tan-
iiar.v 30, dramatics coach Ihiul Frazier
announced this week.
Marries Wrong Girl
’The play, written by Guernsey Le-
Pelley, is a comedy drama centered
around the trials ,'uid tribulations of
a man who accideiitaily marries the I
wrong woman. AA’ith its setting in
Fiorida, the production invoices a mys
tifying love plot in vliich Harr.v Har
old AA’erple weds .Jojin Keeler while re
hearsing ceremonies ])lanned for his
marriage to Dorotlqv A’on gtraat(m.
’The role of AA'ilbur, the butler, who
presides at the reheai’sal, is played by
Alervine Alerritt, while the role of Joan
Keeler, who is married to AA’erple by
mistake, is taken by gheila Kai)lan.
The cast also includes ATrginia Hunt
er, Homer Barker, -Alice ’Trosper, and
No announcement has yet been made
concerning the time of the perfonn-
ances nor the price of admission.
Changes In Elections
Studied By Council
In an (4Tort to imjjrove student coun
cil eh'ctions, a constitutional amend
ment will be planinal, basc'd on sug-
ge.stions from home rooms, Edwin Gen
try,* clmirman of tlu' (4(>ction planning
committee of the council, declared
go far, he addcal, students have sug
gested the following changes: a con
vention in , ,ass('mbly to nominate of
ficers fi'om the floor, registration places
and polls on (>ach floor of tlu> school,
a two-da.v election, permission to vote
during stud.v halls, and more peppy
Proctor, Pike Direct
School Radio Programs
Credit Checking Begins
At Senior High School
“Credit checking began at Greensboro
high school last week,” reported Aliss
Lily AA’alker, head of the mathematics
department and credit manager. Aliss
AA’alker's duty is to report the number
of credits each student has earned up
to the present time. Also, she checks
each person’s schedule to be sure that
he attends every class signed for on his
R‘])lacing Hei’bert Hucks, who has
resigned from the Senior high school
faculty to enter the arni.v, -A. S. Proctor
and Aliss Gathl('en Pike will supervise
all city school radio pix'sentations dur
ing the next five months, Su))erinten-
dent Ben L. Smith revealed this week.
AA’orking with Air. Proctor and Aliss
Pike will be Aliss -Aleph Cason, former-
l.y of the high school facult.y and now
teaching at Gillespie junior high. Aliss
Cason will handh' elementary and jun--
ior high school presentations.
’The new city school radio schedule
will be available within the next sev
eral weeks, it was learned today.