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THE mCH UFE
April 29, 1977
Students Take Over
by Cindy Ward
In the last episode of
GENERAL CHAOS, Jimmy
Bravo, the star player of
Grimsby’s basketball team had
captured the assistant principal,
Mr. Topple and the truant officer,
Mr. Gully, in Grimsby’s dungeon.
The 69-cent man, who never
did manage to save Jimmy Bravo,
who now in the process of arguing
with Billy Shepherd. Mr.
Shepherd, it seems was having a
•right-hand-side of the ceiling sale
on flying carpets. The 69-cent
man, now bent on rescueing Mr.
Gully and Mr. Topple, arrived at
Billy Shepherd’s at closing time
(8:55 to be exact).
Poor old Billy had had a long
day, and was ready to close up,
when this skinny, pale-looking
man tripped up to his door
wanting to buy a flying carpet.
Billy shook his head regretfully
because he knew that he had to be
at the radio station soon, to tape
another of his red-neck commer
The 69-cent man broke into a
violent temper tantrum, trying
without success to tear the door
off its hinges when he was told to
come back the next day at 8:55.
Back at Grimsby, Caged Pi-rat
fans were going wild. There was
one second on the clock, and Billy
Botch, the world’s crumbiest
basketball player had the ball.
The score was 79-78 in the
Pi-rat’sfavor. Botch shot the ball
in one of the crumbiest hook shots
of the century. Coach Beaver held
his breath, as did all of the
Grimsby fans in the boy’s gym.
The ball rolled around the rim all
of three times, paused, spinning
in one place before plopping
squrely through the net. Believe
it or not Billy Botch was a hero.
Grimsby had won the game by
shaving the Caged Pi-rats 80-79.
Jimmy Bravo had completely
forgotten about this important
game, so engrossed was he with
his plans to take over Grimsby
High. He already had Mr. Gully
and Mr. Topple in his clutches.
All he had to do was to find a way
to trap the principal, Mr. Grinn,
and then he would have it made.
He ran quickly over to the
cafeteria to get some of the
(food) I' to use in torturing his
captives into submission. He
knew he would have them in his
power if he threatened to feed
them the cafeteria specialty:
worms with meatsauce, wilted
skunk cabbage a la garbage can,
molded bread (they’d like us to
think it’s a new brand of butter;
and chocolate-eovered fly clusters
After sdheming for sometime,
Jimmy deeided to capture Mr.
Grinn at lunch by rigging Mr.
Grinn’s 1959 Edsel tonvertable.
’The next day, Jimmy pulled the
spark plugs. Of course, Mr. Grinn
would walk to the front of his car
to look under the hood. As soon as
Richard M Nixon tops the list
as the most hated person in
history. Adolf Hitler comes in
Red Fox’s real name is John
Gerald R. Ford’s real name is
Leslie L. King, Jr.
The most probable night for a
robbery is Saturday night.
Jack the Ripper was left-hand
If you subtract 40 from the
number of times a cricket chirps
in one minute divide by four, and
add 50 to the result, you have the
he did though, a secret trap door
in the parking lot would collapse.
Mr. Grinn would fall through to
Grimsby’s famous catacombs,
used exclusively by Grimsby
students, and sometimes even
Mr. Grinn fell for the trick, and
by sheer accident, so did Mr.
Scrawny, the pardner of Mr.
McSkinney, Grimsby’s mad
Jimmy Bravo then stumbled
upon the perfect idea! Why not
round up some friends, capture
all of the faculty and administra
tion, so that the students would
control the school?
Kelli Klutz would be more than
willing to take Mr. Gully’s place
as truant officer. The Low 1-0
team, which had conic in
sccond-to-last in a competition
with forty other teams, could help
set up a new student’s
Soon, one by one, each of
Grimsby’s faculty, administra
tion, janitors, maids, and
cafeteria personnel had been
seized and thrown into the
Mr. Topple was put to work as
a maintenance man, since he had
a fancy for sweeping the floors of
the main building.
Under the direction of Billy
Botch, the main building was
finally being rebuilt, preferably in
the span of two weeks.
The world’s crumbiest basket
ball player made an even
crumbier architect. For one thing,
the chimney, instead of being on
the roof of the building, came out
into the dungeon and nearly
smoked and cured its occupants
Meanwhile, the 69-cent man
had rushed over to Billy
the-ceiling sale on flying carpets.
They were fifteen per cent off. He
was so excited about the bargain
he found that he nearly forgot
what his mission had been in the
The students were rapidly
taking over Grimsby, and all over
the city other high schools were
following suit. The Caged Pi-rats,
who were slow learners anyhow,
were last to figure out what to do.
The Smiff Buzzards and the
Kuddly Kitten had even suggest
ed a few bright ideas to
Grimsby’s brilliant plan.
Students from all of the high
schools had already infilterated
the school board.
Can the students be stopped
from taking over the school for
Will the Low l-Q team’s hero,
Mickey Mouse, make a good
Since Billy botched the plans
for the new main building, is it
going to need rebuilding?
To answer these questions, and
many more, stay tuned to HIGH
LIFE tor the next suspense-filled,
action-packed, and tear jerking
episode of GENERAL CHAOS.
by Jtrim Stevenaon
These days, with money as the
main incentive in most jobs, it is
nice to know, that in our midst is a
teacher whose main objective is
the welfare of his fellow teachers.
Mr. Lewis, an ICT (Industrial
Oassroom ’Training) teacher here
at Grimsley, has been a great
asset to both teacher, and
students of North Carolina. Not
only has he been a help to
teachers by being one of the main
participants in forming a teachers
union (Greensboro American
Federation of Teachers), but he
has also received a certificate for
dedicated service to children in
Mr. Lewis has been the
president of both, the Greensobor
section of the NCAE (North
Carolina Association of Educa
tors) and the statewide NCAE. He
has also been the president of
ACT (Association of Classroom
Teachers.) In 1972, Mr. Lewis
helped enact the New Teacher
Evaluation Policy which he lated
called “a big victory for
teachers”. He has served on a
committee to update the
Professional Handbook and
fought against the restriction of
teachers in the role of political
positions. He helped get the 8:00
a.m. starting time in Elementary
schools much to the delight of his
Mr. Lewis was born in
Tallahatchie County, Mississippi.
After graduating from high
school, he went on to get his
Bachelors and Masters degrees at
Mississippi College in Clinton.
His first teaching assignment was
in Yazoo City, Mississippi. From
there he moved to Camden and
Currituck to teach and serve as
pastor at Moyock Baptist Church.
From there, it was on to
Mendenhall here in Greensboro
then to Grimsley.
When Mr. Lewis finds the time
he enjoys gardening, swimming
and flower growing. Personally, I
have not been acquainted with
the man, but from what 1 have
gathered he is a real credit to the
Abels Wins AAorehead
Cliff Abels, a senior at
Grimsley has recently been
selected to receive a Morehead
Scholarship. This scholarship
pays for four years of college and
offers to the student a summer
Internship program; beginning in
the summer prior to his freshman
Cliff participates in many
school activities. He is Homeroom
President, Vice President for the
French Qub, Captain for the
High IQ team, member of the Key
Club, and is a National Honor
Society member. He is also on the
Tennis team and the Cross
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