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April 17, 1942
by the Students of
Greensboro Senior High
Greensboro, X. C.
Founded by the Class of 191! 1
lievived I)y the Spring Journalism Class of 1937
Kntered as second-class matter March 30, 1940,
at the post oflice at Greensboro, X. C., under the
Act of March 3, 187t).
KtlUor-in-Chief Paul Miller
//ealurc Kdilor Uacliael Whiteside
Cui)y Jiditor Ruth Winterling
Makc-Ly hditor Dorothy Parker
Akfiifitmit Makc-Vp Kil'.lor Shannon Schumann
Assintunt Mdkc-Up Editor Lobby Lloyd
Headline Eililor Margaret Wilkerson
iiportk Editor Earle Holliday
Sportu Assistant Garland Wolfe
Eoshion Editor Mell Alexander
J’roof Header iietty Clement
Statf Hhotoyrapher Irwin Smallwood
Daisy Ilelle Anderson, Herbert Hattaway, Syivia .John
son, Margaret Kindley, M. C. Anderson, Ruth Hall, Lolene
Business Manager Betty Routh
Bookkeeper leannette Stephenson
Cut Manager Mary Kathryn Chambers
Exchange Director David Evans
Advertising Agents — Bill Andrews, Mervine Merritt and
Advertising Sotocitors — Jean Glenn. Daisy Belle Anderson
Typists—Mary Crutchfield, Mary Louise Bowden, Lorraine
Springer, Doris Smith.
Advisers Mrs. Olive Betts, Miss Lillian Secrest
Financial Adviser Miss Dorothy McNairy
There'll Be No Crawling Here!
Word lias readied tliis country that several
United States sailors, their bomber being forced
down into the Pacibc ocean, sailed the seas for
d4 days in a ruhlier boat and landed unharmed
on an outlying Ihuiitic island.
The story that has been told of these daring
pilots relates that upon crawling from the raft to
.he Sfio. 1.x which had fallen into
Japane.se hands after December 7, the commander
of the crew ordered them to rise to their feet and
to march with their heads high up the beach. 11'
there were any Japs on this island, they would
meet them standing on two feet. As the captain
put it, “There will be no crawling on these shores.”
There would he no crawling of Americans in the
far Pacific and the people of this country are
going to see to it that there will be no crawling
at home either. Labor is being asked to forget
petty quarrels; men, women and children are ask
ing for some chance to help; draftees are march
ing by the thousands into army camps. America
may lose this war. But regardless of the outcome
—win or lose—she will not bow down on her knees.
Here it will he “keep ’em, standing.”
It's Up To You
In the immortal Gettysburg Address, Abraham
Lincoln closed his .speech with the challenging
phrases “—That government of the people, by the
people, for the people, shall not perish from the
By substituting a few words in the famous quo
tation, one could blast a crater in the complacency
and indift'erence of the average student at Senior
Change it to “that a government of the students,
hg the students, for the students, shall not perish
from Greemsboro Senior high school.”
“Of the students.” That makes you squirm,
doesn’t it, Mr. Average Senior citizen? Maybe if
you had to sacrifice your leisure hours for the
betterment of the entire school, you wouldn’t he
so prone to criticize the efforts of those who do.
If you could do better than they, why don’t you?
And ‘'by the .students?” A great government
must always he directed by a forceful executive.
If you elect a mediocre type for the major of
fices, what can you expect of the results achieved ?
But casting aside all sarcasm for a constructive
discussion, how can we preserve and oil the ma
chinery of our school government for next year?
It can be expressed in nine simple words. Select
candidates wisely. Elect the person. Back him
up. It’s up to you.
Since eli'ctioii time at Senior lii,srh school
is rapidly a])proacliin,a'. this entire colmnn
is d>voted to the coining hatfh' of ballots.
In addition to th> six siiggestcal candidates
for the oilice of iiresident and vice-president
of the .student council snhinitt(‘d for yotir
scrntiny in th‘ last issue of IIi,g'h Life, this
writer presents tlu' names of four more .jun
iors who nia.v he classed as (‘xeellent material
for iH'xt year's studmit council. These are
Koh Lloyd, Irwin Smallwood, Margaret Kind-
ley and Xaonii tVeliti.
As previously mentioned, this school has
other well (pvalitied students and the privi-
leg‘ is yonrs to elect the students to the
offices ,vou wish.
New System to Begin
A new system of nominating students for
this election is the nominatin.g convention.
This plan is ptwhaps the most democratic
method of selecting the candidates and should
result in a successful election all around.
The preliminar.v voting before the conven
tion will take place in the home room under
the direction of the individuiil room presi
dent. Later, in the convention, a total of 34
votes will he sufficient to place a candidate
on the ballot.
This plan should insure G. II. S. of the
most heated political campaign in its entire
Among the most worthwhile projects under
taken by last year’s student council was that
of the Inter-School council. This organiza
tion, composed of representatives from the
junior highs throughout the city, served as
a ctmtral clearing house for city-wide school
activities. It might he a wise move to
broaden the scope of activities of this body
in view of the increased m>ed for such action.
‘'Ring On Her Fingers
Bells On Her Toes ..
In line with its polic.v of keepin,g the public
well informed on the latest trends in politics,
music and fashion. High Life here presents
its own fashion forecast for sprin.g, 4942.
Skirts this year will he shorter, thinner,
and iijore exiiensive. Hence many will resort
to bandana skirts, made b.v sewin.g together
several "Aunt Jemima’’ hankies. The new
est style in socks for the G. 11. S. lady of
fa.shion can be summed up in one word : none.
IMilady’s fca>t will go un-socked; from her
nail polished sandals will peer red toes in
matching hues, like red-headed tenant farmer
children peeking from a tumbled clapboard
Following the rhyme, "Kings on her fingers,
b(‘lls on her toes,” the campus cutie will wear
the following standard ornaments; her moth
er’s enga.gement ring, worn rpiite fetchingly
on the third finger, left hand; one ten-cent
store sterling silver "friendship” ring; one
class ring, preferpbly several sizes too large
and bound with tape for fit; one charm brace
let (the number of ban,gles is unlimited) ;
one watch (if she can get a boy's style, so
much the better) : at least a dozen silver
bracelets; and an.v additional jewelr.v for
which space is provided.
Come Over Here
“A.wk-u,gh- (choke) -Help !”
Do you wonder what these blood-chilling,
bewildering utterances mean'? Do you wonder
from whence and wh.v the.v come?
Be glad, students, and rejoice that you're
only seeing these horrible mutterings in print
and are not experiencing the .scene that met
the ears of the journalism 3 class during
fourth period the Thursday before Easter.
Dutifully studying their assignment for the
day, the students were suddenly aroused from
tlnur deep studies by a spine-tingling
scream and a deep, gruff voice chuckling,
"Ah, vengeance!’’ just outside the window
of room 40.
Curiosit.v getting the better of them, the
pupils rushed to the window to see what
was the matter, and, lying there stretched
out on the grass in the bright spring sun
shine, were Earl Chapman, Tommy Braj"
and II. E. Roberts, merely letting the com
bination of the “just seen" performance of
“Hamlet” and spring enthusiasm get the best
Juniors Confess Love
Of Liver, Miller and Gable
This week’s portrait of juniors frames
I’aul and Bili Montgomery, twin members of
Senior high school. Paul and Bill are quite
alike in both physical and personal charac-
teristic.s. Standing five feet, nine inches in
height, and weighing 440 pounds, the boys, 45
years of age, have brown hair and blue eyes.
Their favorite personal likes include ; food,
liver ; color, red ; comic strip. Prince '\hiliant;
band, Glenn Miller and Freddy Martin ; actor
and actresses, Mickey Rooney and Olivia
De Havil,and: school subject, biology; and
hobby, swimming. In answer to the ques
tion, "’What is your pet iieeve?’’ the twins
replied, "Languages—except English.”
The Jlontgomerys formerly lived in Pitts
burgh, Pennsylvania, where I’aul served on
the student council of the J. 11. Garrison
high school. During their short time in
Greensboro, Bill has held the office of presi-
dmit of his class, and during the paper cam
paign sponsored by High Life, the twins led
their home room, eight, to the victory.
John Burrowes Sevier, known to friends
as “Johnnie." takes the spotlight in the sec
ond half of today's column. Born November
23, 1925, .lolin is l(i years old, weighs 442
pounds and is five feet, eight inches tall.
As to looks, .Tohu is ii cluierful, ever-smiling
student with blond curly hair and hazel e.ves.
.lohn would probably like a visit to "Tony's
Lunch," as spaghetti rates as tops in his
(dioice of food. Still disclosing his personal
likes, “Johnnie” confided that his favored
color was "green" and his best-liked school
Recall how frequently you hear. "Hello,
folksies, buy Kream-oh tempting tasties, the
delicious candy with vitamins a. b, c. and d'’
or .such when you turn your radio on? John
does, and he lists “too many radio commer
cials" as his pet peeve.
.John was president of his home room at
junior high, and since arriving at Senior
has added his talents to various fields of
work in the school’s curriculum.
1 Ihi ^ 1
Heading the list of the most popular swing
recordings by the most popular swing bands
are the folowing records; "Let’s Go Home,’’
by (’harlie Spivak, who will soon appear at the
X'ational; "A Ghip Off the Old Block," Iiy
Glenn Aliller ; “MTieii the Roses Bloom Again.”
by Miller; and ".lerse.v Bounce,” by Benny
Goodman. AVhen the motion picture, "The
Fleet's In." recmdly came to town, it brought
in a fleet of wonderful new tunes played by
Jimmy Dorsey, with Bob Eberle and Helen
OT’onnell as the vocalists. Such .song hits
as "Tangerine," "I'll Remember You,’’ "N'ot
Mine," and "Build a Better Mouse Trap,”
have caused a musical riot by record lovers
this past wei'k.
Gollaborating with the recent ban on pants
cuffs. Kay Kyser has arranged a new version
of the situation called "I 4Vant a Zoot Suit,”
which is a current favorite.
New releases from the Glenn Miller office
are "Eloise,'’ "Story of a Starry X'ight." and
“The Lamplighter's Serenade,” introduced
by Kay Eberle and the Modernaires.
01(1 Tune Become Famous
Something different is always hapijeniug,
e.specially in the musical world; for instance.
.lohnnie Long and Guy Lombardo have new
conceptions of the old ballad. "Frankie and
.lohnnie.” The words and the melod.v have
been rearranged, making a modern dance
Imst are the Hit Parade favorites of this
week, which include "Deep in the Heart of
IVxas," “Miss You,” “I Don't AVant to AA’alk
AATthout You." and “Somebody Else Is Tak
ing Aly Place.”
On the classical line, Columbia’s recording
of '’Concerto in D Alajor" (Haydn), played
by the London Philharmonic orchestra with
Egon Petri as pianist, is an excellent por-
trayel of this brilliant work. The "D Alajor
(’oncerto,” originally composed for two jiia-
nos. is considered today as one of the most
difficult arrangements for piano and or
Schubert's "Symphony No. 8 in B flat Ali-
nor.” latest release in the A'ictor master-
works series, contains one of the most beau
tiful melodies ever written. AAGth Leopold
Stokowski as conductor, the New York Sym
phony orchestra gives ,a superb rendition
of this favorite classic.
April showers ... a very wet campus . . .
senior pictures must he taken, rain or no
rain, curls or no curls . . . spring sports . . .
football . . . baseball . ■ . tennis . . . softball
. . . thinner clothes . . . sunburn . . . spring
fever ... a new building . . .
Squirm and fidget;
Scene; Aliss Cathleen Pike’s English class.
Hero; Lowrey Stafford.
Heroine; Jean Garber.
Action ; The class is studying Robert Burns’’
poem, "To A Louse.”
Jean ; “Aliss I’ike, what is a louse?”
Stafford; “Louse is the plural of a lice!”’
You’ve Got To Be a Football Hero . . .
Groans and aches.
Cuts, et al;
Teacher: “Johnny, use the expression ‘et aF
in a sentence.”
Johnny: “I had five apples, but Joe ‘et aF
A Hexagon of Virtue:
The shorthand six class sat silently drink
ing in the magic words of wisdom of Dr.
John Robert Gregg, as they flowed from the
lips of their instructor. Suddenly, Aliss Fran
ces Humphrey stopped on the word “para
"AATiat,” one sweet young thing inquired,,
“is a paragon?”
"A paragon,” her fellow-classmate, Alyrtle
Ive.y, replied, “is like a hexagon, but it has
The effect of spring has been too much for
some of the scholars at ye alma mater, if
the abundance of classroom boners is any
indication. Not to be outdone by any other
spring fever victims, Nancy Curtis, in a junior
English class one day, asked, “Is Beowulf
the same thing as a werewolf?”
Corny Pun Department
"In-the spring a young man's fancy lightly
“In the spring a young man’s fancy period.’
"The patient went from bad to worse . .
"The patient went from bed to hearse .
Ode to a Typewriting Budget:
Little budget, so petite.
To you I must admit defeat;
I work and sweat and grunt and gripe.
But still I find I just can’t type!
Adding its own two cents’ worth to the
campaign to prevent rumors from spreading
in America today, High Life offers this poetic-
A shut trap.
One less Jap!
First brilliant scholar: “Wliat did one
Parkerhouse roll say to another roll?
Second genius: “Hallelujah, I’m a Bun!”
Tantrum ; A two-seated bicycle.
Bandana ; Tropical fruit.
Octoroon ; Cookie like a macaroon, but hav
ing eight sides.
Insinuate; To burn trash, as; "He burned
the trash in the insinuator.”
I’arasite; Place of historical importance.
1 lagiarist; Alan having more than one wife.
C uspidor ; Country in South America.
Oh, how I long to go a-fishin’
Down b.v the old mill stream,
And just sit there right still a-thinkin’.
Just think and fish and dream.
And then, perhaps, to go a-roamin’
'Round where the water-lilies grow.
And watch the sparklin’ waters
O’er the dam so far below.