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February 6, 1942
A Step Forward To Victory
In compliance with President Roosevelt’s recent
plea for every man, woman and child in the na
tion not only to aid in the defense of his country
but also in the defense of himself physically,
school authorities have inaugurated a school-wide
plan of mass physical training for every high
school boy and girl in the city desiring the wurk.
This action by the school authorities is one that
will he welcomed by all, as every high school stu
dent realizes that the man power of the nation
must be increased and that to wun a successful
victory the country’s young men must he physi
cally fit to fight a long war and then to engage
in a death struggle for the re-building of peace
The new program, which will not be compul
sory, will enable every student in the school,
whether athletically minded or not, to have a
chance to participate in games and competitive
contests. This new training will provide classes for
the study of physical hygiene and for daily calis-
thentics. Plainly speaking, it is but one step for
ward toward victory—a victory which will build
clean, well-bred young men and women. It is this
“victory of health” that will withstand all tests
of time, and its results will he evident long after
the days of Hitler and the incendiary bomb.
Take It On the Chin . . .
With physical education a required subject for
all members of the senior class and with increased
class work necessitated by the defense program,
every student at Senior high school will undoubted
ly be overburdened during this semester.
Upon many students this increased physical
and mental load will bring about a strain, one
which will show its results within the next two
months. However, all must realize that during
any period of war when a nation’s prime business
is to fight to win that battle, there must be in-
creasecj loads to bear. As students you, too, must
take your share of the burden. Do the best job
you can. Do your part and take it on the chin!
You re Missing Somethin
The crowd roar.s. Spectators leap to their feet.
The referee’s whistle cuts through the din. Every
ete is glued to the bouncing, evasive ball. Ex
citement runs high as the basketball competition
enters the fourth quarter. A thrill tickles your
spine as the score board shouts that Greensboro
has won again.
Don’t you think the quintet that battles for a
victory for Senior deserves our enthusiastic sup
port? Remember that it’s not bad-tasting medi
cine you’re asked to take but an hour of exciting
You girls who refuse to attend the contests be
cause you haven’t a date should be ashamed to
let the boys down so completely. Too, the boys
who loaf in a drug store instead of seeing the
games make the team wonder if their classmates
caiH' whether Greensboro is, trampled upon or vic
Every high school in North Carolina turns out
in crowds to encourage its team. If you haven’t
been watching the Hilltoppers defeat their con
ference foes, you’d better start now, or you’ll be
Fifty Dollars We Have To Pay . . .
Recently an unknown person maliciously broke
out many windows at Aycock junior high school.
Extensive damage resulted. Almost ?1?5() was re-
(piired to replace the destroyed property.
AVhether you realize it or not, it is just such
instances as these—though not directly the fault
of any member of the Senior high school student
body—that cost not only yourself, but your entire
family, large sums of money.
Whether it is broken windows, torn-ui) desks,
smeared walls, or damaged library books, someone
has to pay for the thoughtlessness of others.
All of you must realize definitely that such
wastes, both material and financial, are unneces
sary and harmful to ourselves personally, to our
mothers and fathers and to oeir entire nation!
Eliminate this unnecessary waste and damage.
Eliminate it by thoughtful thinking. Doing so
will mean more money in your own pockets plus
“firm bricks in a wall of strong character.”
- —ix— 1
An editorial entitled “What’s Wrong With
the Council'’ ai)peared in the last issue ot
this paper. Written by a member of the
staff of High Life, this article cited the fact
that to increase the council’s efficiency, the
number of representatives to the student
council should be lessened.
In response to the recpiest for comments
on the views expres.sed in that article, this
column is devoted to a ci’oss-survey gathered
from various representative elements through
out the school. We herewith submit the
following statements, an unbiased consensus
(1) The student council does not need to
diminish its membershii)—to do so would dis
rupt the entire democratic foundation upon
which the student government system is
(2) Our student council does not lack lead
ership. The cream of this school’s citizenry
composes our law-making body.
(k) Senior high’s councilmen, through their
able adviser, Mrs. Estelle LeGwin, have com
plete support from the faculty.
(4) This year, the student body is not
without responsibility for any inactivity of
which complaints have been received.
(5) Members of the council need the vital
incentive which is the first requisite for its
success. It is the belief of the student body
that if the members were more interested
in backing of the council, the council would
display more interest in their i>osition.
The Little Hour
Daylight Time at G. H. S.
“You’ve got to get up, you’ve got to get
up this morning—^—’’
War Would End
In 22 Months . . . If ! ! !
What To Do In Air Raid
Your Best Friend Won’t Tell . . .
Sleepy voices mumble this old refrain as
they dazedly wander down the halls. For
this is the day when all the rules of nature
and of precedence are broken. Time is stand
ing still—^for one hour at least.
The incident may seem unreal to many,
but, as Father Time would say, just w’alt.
For on February 9, next Monday, every clock
in the nation will be moved forward one
hour. Roosters will crow an hour off sche
dule, farmers will begin their day before
dawn, and students and teachers alike will
breakfast before the sun is up.
Grumbles and grouches will echo through
the streets, for many persons cannot see the
henelit of daylight-saving time. If you add
an hour in the morning, they say, how can
you save electricity by losing the same
amount of time at dusk? Then there are
some students worried about having to come
to school before the world is fully awake.
But most people overlook the advantages of
this new federal ruling. Imagine getting
out of school at 2:30 instead of 3:30, and
freeing yourself of that last smothering hot
hour in a stuffy classroom! To top other
advantages, the government has announced
that moving clocks ahead an hour will save
enough electricity to produce 700,000,000 tons
of aluminum, so vital in defense today.
Teen Age Problems
Everybody Loves a Laugh
Have You Tried a Smile Lately?
■AVill it be a long war? llow long will it
last? If I could just get my hands on those
.laps, it wouldn't be a long war!’’
These (piestions and comments, heard in
numerable times each day on the streets and
in the stores, rouse the mathematically-
inclined minds of many local students.
To determine the answer to these (piestions,
one might assume that two students or fac
ulty members be chosen to tire a modern
machine gun at a continuous line of .Japan
ese as they tile down M’estover terrace.
The maximum figure of .Tapanese-controlled
Asiatics as announced by Tokyo is 4(M),0()0,0()0
Orientals. Principal A. P. Routh and Yliss
Ella Lee Taylor, each serving an ecpial
amount of time behind the gun, could elim
inate the wily .Japs at the i-ate of seven per
second.the rate of most machine guns, or
420 a minute.
Keepin,g up this pace 24 hours a day, the
pair would spend exactly one year, nine
months, 26 days and nine hours at their task.
In other words, if the two began their job
on February 1 at 7:55 a.m., the time the
.Taps paid their surprise visit on Pearl Har
bor, every .Japanese-controlled Oriental would
be with his “honorable ancestors’’ on No
vember 26. 4943, at 4 :55 a.m.
In keeping with its policy of being pre
pared for the worst and of acquainting its
readers with the proper conduct in any situ
ation, High Life here wishes to present some
of the rules, customs and precautions which
should be observed if Greensboro is subjected
to a blackout. High Life guarantees that
the strict adherence to the following rules
will make a successful blackout. In case
of air raid, remember:
(1) Never wash your windows more than
three weeks in advance. Dirty windows are
cheaper than dark curtains.
(2) Always manage to be on Jefferson
s(iuare when the alarm .sounds. In this way,
you can assure the maximum amount of
confu.sion and panic in the shortest time.
AVhen the warning is sent out, run—don’t
walk—to the nearest crowd. Begin scream
ing bloody murder that “The Japs are here!’’
This is better than Retonga for the nerves.
(3) AA’hen you arrive in the shelter, take
with you as much useless junk as you can
find. Have several truck loads of skis and
snowshoes. Include in your provisions sev
eral pounds of Bermuda onions. Your next-
cot neighbor will love them. To make things
lively, you might entertain, the people around
you with card tricks. There is nothing like
a few of these stunts to wake up a business
man who hasn’t had any sleep for 48 hours.
You’ll be his friend by not letting him catch
up on his snoozing. If you cannot snore,
learn this gentle art immediately. Snoring
will make every occupant in your makeshift
home remember you lon,g after Hitler and
Tojo have joined Napoleon.
(4) Lastly, keep these rules posted in plain
view. Memorize them and practice them. AVe
guarantee the close observance of these help
ful hints will bring to each follower the title
of “The Citizen Most Likely to Succeed,” and
an aluminum medal awarded by Hirohito,
and a beautifully engraved double cross for
distinguished service, presented by A. Hitler.
February . . . Lincoln's birthday . . . AA’ash-
ington’s anniversary . . . cherry trees . . .
hatchets ... St. A'alentine’s day . . . hearts
and flowers . . . uncertain weather . . . rain
. . . umbrellas . . .
Nice and clear
Day in Feb.;
Theme Song Department
Test day: “AA’hy Don’t AA’e Do This Less
Student taking six subjects: “The Old
Gray Ylatter Ain’t AA’hat It Used To Be.”
Every Senior : “Gym.”
Modern Design Presents
“AA^hat pretty sox you have!” the junior
cried. “I’ve never seen such unusual polka-
dots ! AATiere did you get them ?”
“Oh, it is reall,y ver.v simple,” the modish
miss replied. “Just wear a pair of white sox
to school on a rainy day!”
Men and women
Don’t walk in rain,—
They go swimming!
“THE VALUE OF A SMILE”
“It's worth a million dollars and doesn’t
cost a cent.” A smile, young people, can be
worth a lot more than you know, if you show
people that you are genuinely interested in
them and consider it a pleasure to see them.
You’ll never find a sourpuss or a killjoy
enjoying endless nights of pleasant company:
therefore, if you want people to like you,
you first have to prove that you are inter
ested in them.
Alany authoritative psychologists have
established the theory that when the mouth
muscles are inclined upward, they will natur
ally stay that way. A forced smile is the
worst way to greet a new' acquaintance and
old friends too. If you smile stiffly, your
classmates will class you as a number one
hypocrite. Consequently, in order to estab
lish yourself as a pleasant, agreeable person,
smile every now' and then to show' people
you aren't peeved with the whole w'orld.
It’s not a guaranteed fact that just a smile
will work w'onders for you, but it will go a
long way to improve your expression and
disposition. liemember, “it’s w'orth a million
dollars and doesn't cost a cent,” so smile
and the w'orld smiles with you; frown and
the W'orld frow'ns back.
Footwear and Socks
If you have one of the smart Argyle knit
sw'eaters, you’ll certainly w'ant socks of Ar
gyle knit to match. These sport socks look
like small-sized boys’ golf wearing apparel,
but they certainly look smart if w'orn W'ith
loafers. By the w'ay, have you seen the new
bright red loafers? They’re really smart-
Plaids and Pleats
New’est skirt.si for girls are the plaid pleats
arranged in pastel shades from baby blue
to light green. AA’hen w'orn w'ith long boxy
A’-neck sw'eaters or long pullovers with the
popular string of pearls, they make a com
plete outfit of stunning appearance.
Item for CDVO
All the officials decided he wasn’t very
bright w'hen he( w'anted to know w'hich w'ould
be First Aid—orange, lemon, or lime!
Hall of Fame
Helping to prove Darw'in's theory, those
girls in physical education made a pretty
sight as they clambered up radiators and
w'indow'S trying to fix a broken shade. The
results of the aboriginian antics: a split
shade and three burned shins!
First aid student,
Hale and hearty
Till made the “victim”
Of stretcher party!
Buck Private Stuff
The boys w'ere drilling intensively w'hen
the instructor shouted: “About face!” All
obeyed, except one small soul w'ho merely
gazed belligerently at the leader. Again the
teacher shouted the order. Finally he roared,
“About face, Murphy!” “AA'ell,” the runt
squeaked, “what about it?”
P.S.—Any resemblance to persons living
or dead is purely coincidental!
^vess ‘Parade Review
First thing on the dress parade makes a
snow'y day look pleasant if practical
snow boots are worn. Girls may find boots
in knee-length or three-quarter-length sizes
from colors of red, white and blue to tan,
lu'ow'ii, or black. Boys find the L’il Abner
brogans the most comfortable foot protec
tion for our sleet and snow'.
by the Students
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 office at Greens
boro. N. C., under the Act of March 3,
Editor-in-Chief Paul Miller
Feature Editor Rachael Whiteside
Feature Writer Mell Alexander
Copy Editor Ruth Winterling
Make-Vp Editor Dorothy Parker
Assistant to the Make-Vp Editor
Ueadhne Editor Margaret Wilkerson
Imports Editor Earle Holliday
Sports Feature Writer Garland Wolfe
Exchange F^ditor David Evans
Head Proofreader Betty Clement
Staff Photograiiher Jack Watson
Neil Beard, Daisy Belle Anderson, Bobby
Lloyd, Sylvia Johnson.
Business Manager Betty Routh
Bookkeeper Jeannette Stephenson
Circulation Manager .... Herbert Hattaway
Advertising Solicitors—Irwin Smallwood, Lo-
lene Harrison, Mollie Peck.
Advertising Agents—Bill Anderson, M. C.
Anderson, Neil Beard, Margaret Kind-
ley, Ruth Hall, Mervine Merritt.
Typists—Mary Louise Bowden, Mary Crutch
field, Doris Smith, Lorraine Springer.
Mrs. Olive Betts, Miss Lillian Secrest
Financial Adviser . . Miss Dorothy McNairy
(MemherU est^^pjzi jl9-4l-42)