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} . V / > HIGH LIFE From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry VOLUME XVIII GREENSBORO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., FEBRl ARY (i, 1942 NIMBER 10 Uncle Sam In Paint Senior Students Meet Challenge To Live For Nation, Report States Local Students Plan Community Service FOR DEFENSE—this poster, advertising defense stamps and l)onds, the work of art instructor Miss Henri Etta Lee, will be sent by a local federal agency to the treasury department, Washington, D. C. (Staff photo by J. Watson). Employmefi! Bureau Compfeles kr?ep Approximately 300 Senior liis'h school students are now employed )>y local firms in some type of work, a report made public this week by (Miss Mar garet Moser and A. S. Proctor, direc tors of the newly organiKed placement bureau, reveals. 218 Desire Part-Time Work •Frbis-r-i-sforination was secured from a school-wide check which IMr. Proctor and Miss Moser conducted during the fall. Each student in the school filled in a blank, giving specific information for the placement bureau. Of the students filling out the blanks, 185 stated their desire to secure part- time work of some nature during their regular school day, while 2.30 boys and girls were employed during the past holiday season. Hold Many Jobs The ,1obs that the students fill range from “odd ,ioI)S in lady’s house” to ^Tlance teacher.” A ma.iority of the i)oys listed such pcsitions as gi’ocery clerks, soda .ierker and delivery boy, while such jobs as saleslady, dress maker and typist were frequent among the girls. "From our survey, we find that prac tically every student, regardless of the income of his family, desires to work during his vacation period, during school and following graduation,” Miss Moser stated in announcing the results of the cross-school vote. Senior high school is, according to Miss Moser, keeping in line with the national trend, the desire of all to be active for their own interests as well as for the inter ests of the country as a whole. Lesley i’lans Installation Of Latin 5 and 6 Course Because of increasing demands from Senior students and from pupils now receiving elementary Latin instruction at the junior high schools, Latin 5 and > courses will probably start at the begin ning of the September. 1042. term, (Miss 8arah Lesley head of the Senior high Latin department, an nounced this week. (Miss Lesley and Miss Gertrude Fallow of Senior high school, as well as the Latin teachers from the junior high schools, have re peatedly urged their elementary students to continue Latin beyond the reipiired time. However, in the past, few students have desired to take the proposed course, and con- seijuently it was not previously of fered. The classes, under the super vision of Miss Lesley, will read sudi Latin prose as that of Cicero and the poetry of Virgil, the in structor stated. Greensboro High Celebrates Sidney Lanier Centennial 15 New Library Assistants Began Work Last Week To assist her in the library for the remainder of the semester, Mrs. P>eat- rice Hall, school librarian, has selected 15 boys and girls, whO' began work last week. The group includes Mar.garet M’il- liams, Carolyn ITeasants, Cora Belle Schrum, Charles Mitchell, Louise At kins, (Martha Faulconer, Helen Clapp, Eloise Crawford, Helen I’ickard, Fran ces Rives, Mary Robbins, Kay M"il- liams, Grace Temple, Charlotte Davis and Jacqueline Duke. Show Spirit of Cooperativeness The students work as assistants in a spirit of cooperativeness and good citizenship to help the school, receiv ing, as a result, one-fourth of a credit. The assistants’ duties include checking out and taking in hundreds of books every day in addition to tasks of keep ing the library in order. To celebrate the one-hundredth an niversary of the birthday of Sidney Lanier, Southern poet born in Georgia, 20 meml)ers of the seventh period speech class visited different English classes Tuesday and presented a short sketch of Lanier’s life; supplementin,g the report with the reading of a group of his poems. At the suggestion of Ben L. Smith, superintendent, the speech class took charge of the celebration. 'Those members of the speech class participating in the event included John Lowdermilk. Herbert Hattaway, (Marian (McNeill, Emry Green, Mollie Bekarsky, Edgar Alston, Robert Curry, (Martha .Lowry, Sara McDonald. Jjaura Oliver, John Taylor, Leroy Paschal, Buster iVoods, A. D. Garrison, Nancy Curtis, Merle I’ickard, Gladys Craw ford, Neil Beard, Leland Ncell and Bill Pollard. D. E. Glass Sponsors Round Table Program T'sing the sub.ject of defense bonds and stamps in relation to high school students, the distril)Utive education class sponsored a radio program over WBIG last night. I’aul (Miller, chairman of the group, Herbert Hattaway, Dacia Lewis and Ruth AVinterling participated in the round-table discussion. “In cooperation with the civilian defense program, a campus commu nity service organization, composed at present of 30 members, has re cently been formed here,” declared Mrs. Nellie Blackburn, dean of stu dents today. “This service,” continued Mrs. Blackburn, “includes three divis ions of community aid. Students are being trained to be prepared for disaster and to care for small children whose parents are partici pating in defense work, or while they attend social activities.” In case of social activities (i. e., non-defense work), it was learned that reasonable fees wilt be charged for the service. “This work is just one example,” Mrs. Blackburn added, “of the way high school students are vUlIing to help in a time of national crisis.” These interested in the service should call Mrs. Blackburn in the clinic at Senior high. rr Soft Bricks Mar Life, Ndfyft Tells Grads rr Featured speaker at exercises .Janu ary 20 for mid-term graduates was Dr. Franklin (McNutt, new head of the edu cation department of tVoman’s college. Dr. McNutts topic was “Making the Man.” “Although these young ladies may feel that this subject does not apply to them, they will some day be engaged in tlie 'work of remaking some young man,” he declared. tVitli a number of telling illustrations. Dr. (McNutt show ed the group liow soft bricks used in the building of a character would even tually load to the undermining of its foundation. “Live up to your ideals and strive to construct your personality on a solid basis,” he concluded. On the preceding Sunday. .January 18, Reverend J. Ben Eller, pastor of the Asheboro 8tr('Ot Baptist church, delivered the baccalaureate sermon to the 33 graduating pupils. Kayle Receives Awards After the presentation of diplomas by Superintendent Ben J,. Smith, Eve lyn Itayle, class valedictorian, received two awards ])resented by A. I’. Roeith, principal of Senior high. By virtue of her high scholastic record Evelvn won the American Business Club Scholar ship cup and by a secret ballot, among her classmates, was awarded the 1’. 'r. A. Best-All Round cup. Hutchinson Rates Students On Personality Qualities BecaiTse regular activity grades denote a girl’s acadcnnic woi-k only. Miss Doris Hutchinson, physical education instructor, has devised a chart that includes ratings on neat ness in appearance, leadership, courtesy, cooperation, respect and punctuality, she announced Janu ary !). Issued every report period, the Girls’ Physical Education Rating chart contains :in explajiatory note from Miss Hutchinson stating tha,t since parents have a genuine in terest in all the results of their daughters’ education, she has pre pared a record of their personality traits and asks parents’ coopera tion and encouragement to improve them. Check-Up Reveals Enlire School Program Includes Complete Defense Organization ‘This Is London’ EDWARD R. .MLRROW. famous GBS correspondent of AVorld AVar II, will sjjcak in the auditori\mi, F(I)ruary 17. Enter Miller's Storf, Headlines In Contest M'ritten hy Paul (Miller, editor of High Life, the special student defense story on page one of today's High Life will be entered in the Quill and Scroll’s annual news writing contest, (Mrs. ()(ive Betts, journalism instruc tor, announced today. Also, (Mrs. Betts said, a series of headlines, written last week hy Miller for the contest, will be entered. Man ner in th(' advertising contest will be announced later. Each year the (juill and Scroll soci ety conducts several newspaper writing contests, mainly news, feature, edi torial, headlines, and advertising com petitions. National winners receive gold medals in recogiution of their ability. Ijast year’s entry in the feature con test, Aurelia Dunstan, wen a medal plus a scholarship to the University of Georgia. This year two members of thoMligh Life staff. Rachael AVhiteside and Herbert Hattaway, won honors for editorial and current events tests, respc'clil vel.\'. Hij PAUL (MILLER Senior high school students were (|uick to answer President Fraidclin I). Roosevelt’s call for “every man, woman and child in the United States tO' do his share — regardless of how small that share may seem,” a resume of school defmise activities reveals. Inaugurate Pliysiral Education Forc'inost among the .school-wide pro gram in the inauguration of compulsory physical education classes in which both boys and girls will stud.y first aid, nursing and hygiene, the knowl edge of which is deemed essential to the winning of a total victory. School oflici.ils desire to see ever,v student be come physically, as well as mentally, rehabilitated. 'Thrcughoid' the entire' school — from (he home eca)nondcs laboratory to prom- iiu'nt social chibs—1,228 students are Irying to do their share. AVhile future homemakers study the problems of nu trition and food rationing, girls in the “Knit AA'its” club sew and knit warm clothing for the boys in service. Teach Patriotism 'To instill in ever.v school citizen a new realization of true patriotism, the iiistory department, headed by Miss Mary Ellen Blackmon, has mapped out a course of study to include early .American history, placing special em phasis upon the constitution and the declaration of indeiiendence, “written guarantees of our life-long liberties.” Also included in the study will he dis cussion of problems confronting our South American neighbors and the undersliinding of our government’s Good Neighbor policy. From defense stamps to scrap paper, from air raid drills to immunization against disease', Seinor high school stu- di'uts ar(' iiu'eting (he challenge to be good Americans. Edward Murrow to Speak In Auditorium, February 17 “T'liis Is London” will be the subject of the address Edward R. Alurrow, famous Europf'an war correspondent and native of Guilford county, will de liver in the Senior high audilorium February 17 at 8 ]).m. Alurrow’s iip- liearance will be sponsored by the local chapter of Bundles for Britain. Recognize Fameus Voice Kince (he days before the outbreak (f the European conuict, Americans ('verywheix' have' come to recognize the familiar voice of Edward (Murrow as h(' o])ene(l the imijority of GB8 short wave broadcasts from London. Besides giving to Ihe world some of the warm est, (nu'st-to-lifo ])ictures of the British sc('ii(', llu' na!ionally-known announci'i' has ])ioiu'('red in radio’s covei'age of Ihe war. Alui-row arrived in Europe' in 1937 to assume charge of Colund)ia’s European burc'au. Even before the actual fighting took j)lace, he w;is heard in various de.scriptions of histor.v-making events. AA'hile in charge of this vast news boundary (Mr. Alurrow made the first (,'llicial broiidcast from the Alaginot line. Goes To London Leaving such Luiious colleagues as AA'illiam L. .Shirer and Eric Hevareid in charge of Paris and Berlin posts, Alurrow assigned himself to the task of covering Britain’s war effort. His appearance here February 17 will he his first journey home. Room 317 Wins Plaque For Scholarship Standing AA'itli an average of 83 ])er cent. Aliss Estelle AlitchelTs homeroom 317 led (he school in scholastic activities dur ing the past school month, .loan Holley- man, chairman of the .scholarship com mittee from the student council, re vealed this week. Student officers from the i-oom will receive a scholarship plaque sig.nifying the high average of the group. Trailing witli 82.2 iM'r cent average was Aliss Ida P>('lh' Aloore’s room 315. Third place went to Aliss Dorothy AIc- Nairy’s session room, 20(>. Scales Joins Faculty As French Instructor “It’s good to he hack!” declarid Aliss Alary Leigh Scales, G. 11. S. alumna, who joined the Greensboro high faculty at the beginning of the new semester as Frc'iich teacher, in an interview with a High Life reporter last week. Aliss 8cal('s, who rei)laces IJf'Utenant Herbert Ilucks, received her education at Converse college and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Be fore coming here, she was emplo.yed at Franklinton high school, Franklinton, North Carolina.