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20 More Days To Go HIGH LIFE It’s Later Than You Think From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry VOLUME XXX SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., APRIL 30, 1954 NUMBER 15 Orchestra Receives Sixth Superior Rating Calendar Of Coming ^ Events For the sixth consecutive year, a superior rating was secured by the Greensboro Senior High School Orchestra at the state-wide mhsic festival held at the Woman’s. Col lege of the University of North Carolina. Greensboro and High Point were the only two orchestras that played in the Grade Six group. High Point received an excellent (2) rating. For its first number, the orches tra played “Herod Overture” by Hadley. The strings next played their entry, “Silver Threads Among the Gold.” Last, the group rendered the fourth movement to Dvorak’s “From the New World Symphony.” The Greensboro group is di rected by J. Kimball Harriman. Amanda McConnell is concert mis tress. Judges for the occasion were Glenn C. Bainum of Northwestern University, Ronald Faulkner of Mary Washington College, and Irving Cheyette of Syracuse Uni versity. The festival started on Tuesday morning, April 20, and lasted until Friday night, April 23. In that short period, more than 3000 sing ers and instrumentalists partici pated in the annual event. The various stores and eating establish ments on and around the W. C. campus were swamped with busi ness. The two articles most in evidence were Confederate flags and water pistols, the latter caus ing the most commotion. «■ Mane» To Receive Best (fiizen Award April 29-May 1 — Washington | I Trip. I May 5 — May Day exercises, school lawn. May 6—Choir assembly. May 7—Installation of officers. May 11—Awards Assembly, Class Day practice begins. May 17—-Senior Tea, Alumnae May 19-—Library books due by 4 p. m. House, Woman’s College. May 20 — Class Day. Senior Luncheon, Sedgefield Manor. May 21—Senior exams begin. Senior Prom. May 23—Baccalaureate Sermon, First Baptist Church. May 24—Junior and sophomore exams begin. May 27—Graduation. American Theme Selected For Annual May Program JuniarSr Seniors Submit Entries For Magazine In an elimination vote of the student body taken earlier this month, Kelly Maness was elected the recipient of the annual Civitan Club Best Citizen award. Serving in the capacity of school president this year, Kelly has di rected and participated in a large number of activities. In addition ' to his student council duties, he I has been an active member of the Key Club, Syitt Club, and Les Freres Hi-Y, as well as the Mono- I gram Club, He has been a mem ber of Torchlight since his junior year. Tuttle Directs Choir In May 4 Assembly House Presents Awards At Annual Drama Meel Presentation of dramatic awards by Robert B. House, Chancellor of the University of North Caro lina on Saturday evening brought to a close the Thirty-first Annual Festival of the Carolina Dramatic Association which attracted stu dents and directors of dramatic art in schools and colleges through out the state. The PLAYMASTERS, under the direction of Miss Mozelle Causey, received honorable mention for their performance of the one-act play The Opening of a Door. Those J^ttdnding the Festival were Barbara Massey, Peggy Kin sey, Jo Frances Bullard, Eleanor Pearman, Gloria McQueen, Mary Ann Boone, D. Ann Welch, Mike Temko, Dale Pearce, Forbes Ram sey, George Cox, Miss Causey, and Mrs. J. T. Welch. The group left Greensboro by oar Friday, April 23 and returned Sunday morning, April 25. Tennis and swimming occupy a great deal of Kelly’s time, and he is organizer of the hillbilly group, Kelly and His Boys, plus being a stellar member of the choir. Early in May, Kelly and win ning students from the other Guil ford County schools will be the guests of the Civitan Club at a Friday luncheon. Chosen on the basis of their service, character, and leadership, these students are chosen from a list of seniors pre pared by the teachers. Other GHS students named in the first election were Ralph Bright, Johnny Carroll, Jimmy Powell, and Joyce Steele. Bill Greene, also student body presi dent, was named for this award j last year. I May 4, the choir will present! its annual school assembly under j the direction of Miss Eula Tuttle, j The exact music has not been' selected, but a tentative outline has been nominated. ! The program will consist of varied music with the first part of the program being sacred. Some of the numbers listed are “Salva tion Is Created,” “Once to Every Man and Nation,” and “The Last Words of David.” j Several soloists will take part in the program. Bob Strandberg is to sing “You Alone.” June Tew has been selected to do a soprano solo and Michael Temko a baritone one. Other ensembles have not been chosen at this time. On the lighter side of the pro gram the choir has selected “Wliil;! We’re Young” and the “Orchestra Song.” Two popular numbers, “Thf Marching Societ.v Band” and “Any where I Wander” are also listed. Two patriotic numbers will con clude the program—“Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” and the traditional ending, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “North Carolina Engl is h! Teacher,” quarterly magazine, an nually puts out a complete student j ^s.sre in v'hich work is submitted j from North Carolina high schools by members of the Junior and I Senior Classes and is then judged I by a select committe of English; teachers. The pieces of work submitted cannot be over 700 words, and each student is limited to three entries. All types of original work such as sketches, poetry, and short stories are accepted. This year Senior High was very well represented in this student publication. Dawn Barbour, a sen ior student, received recognition for each of her three entries. Her essay, “Trees,” was published and her two other entries received honorable mentions. In the essay or sketch classifica tion, Amanda McConnell’s “The Ballet Dancer” and Rose Whar ton’s “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” were published. Henrietta Re' d’s “Her Face Spoke” was also printed. j In the poetry section, Nancy | McGlamery’s “Yesterday and To day” received the honor of publi- . cation. | Senior High students were also given honorable mentions. Claire Jacoby, Bettie Jane Upchurch, Rose Wharton, Dawn Barbour, Barbs^'a Jamieson. Martha Leonard, and Harvey Knox received this I recognition. “American Festivals” has been selected as the theme for the May Court entertainment to be present ed Wednesday, May 5, at 5 p. m. on the school lawn. Command performances at the royal court, interpreting the var ious festivals of American history, will include numbers by the march ing band; the girls’ physical edu cation classes doing the traditional maypole dance; an Indian ceremon ial; a West-coast festival—the Gas- parilla Invasion; the girls’ glee clubs in a Negro Cotton Festival; ana the boys’ and girls’ physical education classes in a Mountain folk-dance. Carole Homey and Gloria Shaw will perform for the queen a Royal Ballet duet, and Margie Boren and Billy Stewart will dance at the Masquerade Ball. As the iigure for the dance the minuet will be done by the ladies of the court and their escorts. ' Members of the training band, directed by Mr. David Arner, will play the processional and the re cessional, and Kelly Maness, presi dent of the student body, will crown the queen. In the court, along with the 17 girls and their escorts, will be Duke Strother, five-year-old bro- ■>'er of senior Frances Strother, who will be the crown bearer; (Continued on Page Eight) Annual Festival Held For Top N. C. lingers 'V; .!*• W" ■ Senior Band Cops Superior Rating; Play Grade Six Music In Contest Service Club Inducts Eight New Members Eight new members were induct ed into the Greensboro Senior High chapter of Key Club Inter- nauonal at the weekly supper meet ing on Wedripsday, May 21, at the Central YMCA. This service organization, the junior order of the Kiwanis Club, added four sophomores and four juniors to its membership. Sopho mores inducted were Walker Lock ett, John Jester, Dick . Robinson and Leon Boggs. Larry Cox. Fred Hutton, Charles Woods, and Nor man Odyniec were the junior ad ditions. Each week two of the Key Club bers are guests of the Kiwanians at their Wednesday luncheon meet- Under Director Herbert Hazel- man, the Greensboro Senior High School Band gave GHS a grand slam in the 1954 music contest at Woman’s College when they were awarded a superior rating on Fri day night, April 23. Following the precedent set by the choir and orchestra, the band gave a “stirring performance,” stated the judges. For its warm-up march, the group rendered “Dune din,” by Kenneth Alford and “Ren- zi” by Richard Wagner. The judges selected “Outdoor Overture” by Aaron Copland for the third num ber. The two other pieces submit ted by the band were “H Guarney” by Gomez and “Jerico” by Morton Gould. To play in the contest, each band has to have at least an ex cellent rating in its own district contest. Then, each band prepares a march and four of 10 pieces selected earlier in the year at a m°eting of band directors. The pieces are graded from Grade One I to Grade Six, according to their degree of difficulty. After the . march, the band plays one of the i four pieces it has submitted, and the judges pick one of the remain- I ing three. 1 Other ratings in the contest were; Lindley Jr. of Greensboro, I second orchestra—E; Lindley Jr. of Greensboro, second band—S; Central Jr. band—G; High Point Jr. band—E; Lenoir Jr. band—S; Lindley Jr. of Greensboro, first orchestra — S; Central Jr. of Greensboro —• E; Piedmont Jr. of Charlotte—E; New Hanover Jr. of WRmington band—S; Lindley Jr. of Greensboro, first band—S; High Point Jr. orchestra—E; Statesville —E; New Bern—G; Williamston— E; Appalachian—E; King’s Moun tain—G; Drexel—S; Valdese—G; Lincolnton—S; Concord—E;'Wine- coff—E; Chapel Hill—S; Char- I lotte Central—E; Alexander Gra- : ham, Charlotte — E; Waynesville, orchestra—S; Charlotte Central, (Continued on Page Reven) Resting awhile before they have to start their marching are the two N. R. O. T. C. scholarship winners from Senior. Bob Phillips, left, will use his grant at Duke and Charles Davis at Georgia Tech. PhlllipSr Davis Awarded i. 0. T. C. Scholarships Seniors Making Sixteenth Capital Jaunt _ 1 _ _ i_ — — I 2«4.» V-. ^ 1 4-Vk cf V This is the sixteenth time in the past 18 years that the seniors have jaunted to Washington. At first the parties were small-15 to 20 members who traveled by private cars. The largest trip that has been recorded required five busses to transport the 165 students to the capital. This year 117 students are mak ing the trip. The chaperones are Miss Virginia Powell, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Routh, Mr. Phillip Wea ver, Mrs. Katheryn Pierce, Mis Mary Ellen Blackmon, and Mr. J. P. Seawell. Mr. Routh has been a consistent mem ber of each safari, while Mr. Sea- well has made the trip for the past six years. One of the biggest problems con fronting the seniors of this year’s excurion was the restriction of taking only one suitcase per per son. How Ellen Dennis emptied the contents of her original four trunks into one bag is still the eighth wonder of the world. Although lit tle Mary Ellen Rierson packed enough clothes for a whole sum mer abroad, she still had plenty of room to spare. Mary Kearney, a former GHS student who now lives in Wash ington, offered the services of her icebox to all economizing seniors. But who can afford food when the amusement park with its many thrill beckons? (Continued on Page Five) Seniors Bob Phillips and Char lie Davis have recently been awarded N. R. O. T. C. scholar- « in-' which will cover all their college expenses for four years. “In addition to expenses, $50 a month will be given us for spend ing money,” explained Bob. At the end-* of their college ca reers, the boys will spend three years in the navy as commissioned officers. The curriculum for boys participating in the program in cludes two summer cruises during their final years at school. One is to Europe and the other to South America. Their first two summers are to be spent in boot camp. Bob and Charlie will receive complete orders in August. Picked on the basis of a written exam, physical tests, and personal interviews by members of the Naval Department in Washington, the boys were among 600 chosen from all over the United States. Bob, who plans to attend Duke University, is a member of the or chestra and DeMolay and is presi dent of the band. Charlie’s plan is to study at Georgia Tech. He is a member of the 1953 football squad, the Syitt Club, and the Key Club. Bobby Clark, president of the student body in 1952, is studying at Duke now on a navy grant. Strains of melody floated through the campus of Woman’s College last week as the festival choruses prepared for their annual perfor mance held in Aycock Auditorium last Wednesday night. Miss Iva Dee Hiatt from Smith College directed the Chorus 11 I which had 36 GHS choir members J in the fold. Early Tuesday morning the chorus gathered at Curry High School for their first rehearsal. Again in the afternoon and that night they practiced. These ses sions lasted about two hours and brought out the endurance of the choral group. Wednesday morning and afternoon they put the final touches to the interpretation of the music. The same night they ren dered a program of varied music from Mozart to Sullivan. Over 500 voices from 42 schools combined to bring the 1954 Chorus II festival to Greensboro. Three GHS students had solo parts. Mary Ann Thomas won the coveted soprano solo part in the number “When the Foeman Bears the Steele,” a Gilbert and Sullivan production. Greta Lucas performed the alto solo from the same num ber. June Tew had the soprano solo in the spiritual “Behold That jfp".” Four other students were alter nate soloists. They were Claire Jacoby, Stewart Cass, Eddie Rob bins, and Kenneth Cates. These festivals bring together the best voices in the high schools of the state and combine them into an All-State Chorus. Seniors Win Grants From Local Colleges Winning scholarships to Guil ford College were two GHS sen iors, Dawn Barbour and Nancy McGlamery. Dawn received an award from the Major Alsa C. Howard Fund, established in memory of Major Howard’s wife, Emily S. Howard. Dawn is a member of the choir, secretary of the Bible Club, and is on the Class Day Committee. Dawn plans to study religious education. Nancy, a member of the HIGH LIFE and HOMESPUN staffs, has been awarded an Amos Stuart Scholarship. She also plans to study religious education at the Quaker School. SR.