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April 30, 1954
For Services Rendered
For a service extraordinary, one that
has been in popular demand for several
seasons now, the entire student body owes
a debt to the student council.
The face-lifting recently given the park
ing lot, through the c][ean-up of bottles and
trash and the grading of the roadways, is
another project of a governing group of
which the school may be well proud.
It is now safe to careen through the
forest in second without the fear of a blow
out on the up-grades or a broken axle as
a result of a dip in an unseen chasm.
There’ll be no more broken ankles, mute
evidence of a mad rush to the parking lot
for the mnd-morning smoke, and no longer
are there enough rocks to provide ammo
for a hot battle before school. Gone, are
the good old days when we at Senior were
really roughing it. And we’re all glad that
times have changed!
Many articles w^hich are written by those
outside of GHS find their way into room
10, but for some reason or another never
reach publication in HIGH LIFE. The Sub-
Deb Department of LADIES’ HOME JOUR
NAL is a frequent donor. It’s not that their
courtesy tips are not appreciated, it’s just
that these suggestions are not. to appropos
To state a cold fact, the school would
be in a state of chaos of their advice was
followed. One of their suggestions for rid
ding monotony is to take a negative view.
In other words, dress backwards, walk back
wards, and, in general, be backwards. Just
imagine the faculty doing what GHS’ers
have been following for years! How con
Also, according to the magazine, you are
never to say, “I’ll put a pin in this rip until
I have time to fix it.” Really! For the sake
of the school’s appearance, pins, which pre
vent students from running around in
shreds, are considered a blessing.
One of their tricks for daintiness is for
each girl to adopt an individual perfume,
so its scent will become identified with the
wearer. This must be an added precaution
against school skippers. Just think what
a well-trained pack of blood hounds could
Should GHS write a courtesy book of
Published Semi-Monthly by the Students of
Greensboro Senior High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Foniided hv the Class
Revived by the Spring
Entered as second-class matter March SO,
1040, at the post office ar Greensboro, N. C.,
tinder the Act of March 3, 1870.
Editor Martha Burnet
Associate Editors Lynn Cochrane,
Business Manager Mary Louise Shaw
Copy Editor Eugenia Hickerson
Feature Editors Donna Oliver,
News Editor Dick Robinson
Sports Editor Jerry Farber
Exchange Editor Deane Darnell
Circulation Manager Alma Swinson
Photographer Dan McConnell
Cartoonist Billy Holderness
Headline Writer Alma Ruth O’Briant
Editorial Staff Barbara Lindley,
News Staff . . . Mary Jane Seawell,
Peggy Holmes, Connie Cox, Jim Martin,
Nancy Johnson, and Pat Gittens.
Feature Staff Josie Ward, Ann Spence,
Sylvia Willard, Wanda Slade, Nancy Seay,
Anne Pearce, Virginia McKinney, Bunnie
Marshall, and Joanne Bloom.
Copy Staff Rita Boggs, Pat Frazier
Sports Staff Dick Grove, David Lambeth
Adviser Miss Paula R. Abernethy
Financial Adviser Mr. A. P. Routh
Where once we thought we’d never roll
O’er a parking lot without a hole.
The student council went to work.
And now we ride without a jerk.
Let Age Take Precedence (^3f EvCtltS
Down the stretch is the final year
for the seniors. Now they are look
ing back over the achievements
made during the three, years.
Celebrated figures receive many
rewards in their chosen field, and
one wonders why others did not re
ceive such an honor.
We know that many work hard
to gain recognition, and often it is
the underclassman who receives the
coveted placements. Yet sometimes
the school policy offers more chance
to the sophomores and juniors who
will have one or. two more years to
perform and win their justified
fame. If this is the right idea, what
chance does the high school senior,
. who has developed during the soph
omore or junior years, have when
his best is finally gained in his sen
We know that we must build for
the future, but as in the scholastic
field one is not judged completely
by just one year’s work.
If the senior is capable of the
position and the underclassmen
shows no better achievements, the
senior is entitled to the job.
Build for the future, yes, but not
to the extent of killing the initiative
of the faithful seniors.
BY EUGENIA HICKERSON
A full night of entertainment was en
joyed by the Les Scours’ gals last Fri
day night as they held their annual
spring dance. The Sweetheart Ball, as
it was called, was held at the King Cot
ton Hotel Ball Room from 9 p. m. to
12 p. m. with music furnished by Bob
Before the ball the gals and their
dates gathered at the home of Lucinda
Holderness, club president, for a supper.
After enjoying a superb meal, they
moved to the King Cotton for the main
After many whirls of dancing, the Les
Soeurs and their escorts ambled over
to Martha Burnet’s home for a break
The evening ended with a pajama
party for the gals back at Lucinda’s
E. S. A.
With Spring in full swing and thoughts
of summer vacationing at the beach, the
E. S. A.’s will take an early journey
to Wrightsville Beach this afternoon to
enjoy a full week-end of beach fun.
Randy Burnett’s cottage is the one to
be invaded by these gals.
National Y. W. C. A. week was cele
brated last week with the local Y-Teens
participating in various extra activities.
Teen-agers night was last Wednesday
night, April 2, at which time the Y-
Teens assembled at the Y for group
discussions on atomic energy, married
couples in high school, economic status
in the U. S., and communism.
The climax of the week’s activities
was a dance for all Y-Teens and their
dates last Friday night at the Y. W. C. A.
BY JIMMY TURNEK
Even the Russians are having trouble
competing with Joe McCarthy for head
lines. The only notable thing they did
was tp sever diplomatic relations with
Australia. They withdrew from the em
bassy in Canberra and made Australian
diplomats leave Moscow. Purpose of the
move was to protest the fact that Aus
tralia granted political asylum to an
escaped ex-Red diplomat. Communists
naimally claim that he was “kidnapped.”
Senator .Toe McCarthy has, in effect,
accused the Army of being a very un
fair animal. When he slaps it, it slaps
back. This isn’t Joe’s idea of decency
and fair-play. At least, that is what he
indicated by saying that it was unfair
for the Army to use words he said
over the telephone as evidence against
him. If McCarthy were judged by his
own method of guilt-by-association, the
results would be as follows: Joe Mc
Carthy blocks and delays meetings by
continually '’aiding points of order; Com
munist U. N. delegate Andrei Vishinsky
does the same thing at the U. N., there
fore McCarthy is a Communist or Vi
shinsky is a McCarthyite. This relation
is absurd but it is the same manner by
which McCarthy “manufactures” evi
One of the world’s greatest “brains,”
physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, re
ceived notice from the AFC that he was
suspended. Oppenheimer’s work on nu
clear and thermonuclear devices is large
ly responsible for this nation’s success
with such. But his ideas on policy have
made him a possible “security risk.”
This doesn’t mean that he’s communis
tic or even disloyal to the U. S. Many
prominent people have vouched for him,
but he still remains suspended.
“It’ll soon be .election time again as
shown by this article from Time:
IN TE FAMILY, In Ripley, Tennes
see, after running for mayor and getting
rnlv out of 1 163 votes cast. Dr. J.
Louie Freeman announced that he would
contest the election, demand a recount:
“I have more than 57 relatives . . . who
I know voted for me.”
Why is the sky so blue today?.
The birds seem to be'overly gay.
Why, look at that tree over yonder!
Odd—how these things make me pon
Nature has never e’er now caused me
Listen to that song;
The words just seem to belong!
Why does my heart seem so light.
And my mind soar like a kite?
I think I know
Why I’m acting just so—
It must have been that girl last night!
By the power of the printed word
we would like to remind all students
that there are left^ only twenty
lunch periods in which to gossip,
30,000 seconds in which to dash to
and creep from Casey’s, and twenty
quarter-hours in which to acquire
conduct marks in home room.
Similarly, there are only 700 min
utes to loiter away in the halls be
tween classes, and only 140 more
admit slips which can not be ob
tained for being late,
loiter away in the halls between
classes, and only 140 more admit
slips which can not be obtained for
But worst of all is the fact that
skipping school to get a sun tan will
be a joyous occasion for only one-
ninth of a school year longer, for
after that life will be just one long
sun bath after another.
VIhen you have the time to watch tele
vision. which program do you enjoy the
Jo Ellen O’Briant Dragnet
Burdett Shope What’s My Line?
Roger Pugh Boxing
David Fry I’ve Got A Secret
Mary Ann Thomas Studio One
Betty Carson I Love Lucy
Mike Weaver Bob Hope’s Program
Ann Armsti'ong Badge 714
Don Patterson Howdy Doody
Tommy Kirkman Liberace
Madeleine Holley . Schiffman’s Let’s
Wayne Alexander Sports Final
Mary Louise Davis Private Secretarj'
Charlie Rayle all of Arthur Godfrey’s
Jimmy Atwater professional
George Artope ... What’s My Agony?
By Alma Swi'sen
SIGNS OF SPRING
GHS’ers looking like boiled lobsters.
. . . juniors walking around with their
hands held out in front of them . .
more absentees . . . that far-away look
in students’ eyes . . . talking about
beach trips ... . tennis matches . . .
seniors planning to go to Washington
. . . girls’ thoughts lightly turning to
sun baths . . . boys’ thoughts lightly
turning to baseball . . . art classes being
held on the lawn . . . Phys ed classes
practicing for May Day . . . Bermuda
shorts . . .
Speaking of spring . . . some of the
boys have started a new trend at Sen
ior. For instance .Allan Getz, Buck Car-
son, the Haley twins, and Sammy,
Bloomer-boy, Walker, have been wearing
Bermuda shorts to school. Real cool,
Of course you’ve heard the one about
the three men in a boat . . . They had
four cigarettes and no way to light
them. Guess what they did? They threw
one cigarette overboard and the boat
became a cigarette lighter . . .
Someone ask Bunnie Marshall what
she does in her spare time . . . (that is
when she isn’t sneaking in drive-in
Of course, there’s no need to ask
Tommy Wagner what he does in his
spare time—when Marlinb and Barbara
are around . . .
WHAT’S IN A NAME . . .
Let’s ._see if these people really are
what their names imply . . .
CHARLIE YOUNCE—Charlie means
DAVID MURPHY—David means “be
DON VARNER—Donald means “world
HERMAN JORDAN—Herman means
PERRY TEAGUE—Perry means “s
RICHARD TAYLOR—Richard means
BARBARA NAVY—Barbara means
AMY HUTCHINSON—Amy means
VIVIAN MORGAN—Vivian means
“full of life”
AMANDA McConnell — Amanda
means “worthy to be loved”