“ IIIGir’ LIFE, NOVEMBER 11, 1921
‘FOR A BETTER G. H. S.
Founded by the class of ’21
Published Every Other Week by the Students of the Greensboro High School.
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as second-class matter at the Greensboro, N. C., postoffice, now pending.
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Act of October 3, 1917, authorized December 10, 1920.
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Paul Causey Editor-iu-Chief
Mildred Leak Managing Editor
Max Barnhardt Business Manager
Ethel Stockton Assignment Editor
Bryan Barker . ,, . „ ,.
T TTT Athletic Editor
Alumni Editor Margaret Smith
Circulation Manager Harold Sebum
Clinton Jackson Assistant Business Managei
Carmel Ferguson Assistant Managing Edito!
Elizabetbh Simpson Assistant Assigning Editor
Leonard Tempko | Assistant Athletic Editors
Elizabeth Transou Assistant Circulation Manager
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If Caesar could really return and would
teach us some lessons as he did in Chapel
the other day, we might he able to stand
him for a little while.
Now that the new lunch plan has been
adopted fire drills will have to be taken up
If the students at a football game would
yell like they talk in study periods, that
problem would be solved.
If the “Purple "Whirlwind” whirls as it
did in the Chapel Hill game, the State
championship is a dead cinch.
If some of the “chatter box” societies
could be prevailed upon to convene else
where the Library could be used to advan
Although the school authorities advocate
Student Self Government and no hard-
boiled rules, the faculty believes that there
are more ways to kill a cat than by choking
it to death on hot butter.
Isn’t it strange that some boys and girls
who can “crack their knees” and “tod
dle” aU night long without a murmur,
should call 45 minutes of “Physical Cul
ture” 45 minutes of “Physical Torture”.
We wonder if the students ever stop to
phrase, “Keep the School Girl Complex
ion,” really means for them to keep.
We wonder if the students ever stop to
think about our school spirit, what it is,
how it was originated, how it is maintained
and what it means to us.
It is the sum total of the spirit which
stands uppermost in each boy or girl in
the school, be it good or bad.
Each year this spirit is handed down to
each Freshman, and as he progresses
through the school it is imbued deeper and
deeper into him. And when he leaves the
school as a Senior he takes with him this
spirit which wall be the governing motive in
Not only for the Freshman but for our
selves, should we cultivate and maintain a
spirit which will be as a guiding light; for
we ourselves are influenced by it, and will
act later in life according as we have lived
and acted together here in school.
As we have said the school spirit is the
sum total of that spirit which stands up
permost in each one of us, be it good or
bad. Therefore it behooves each of us to
see that our better self stands highest.
Now comes the point as to how each one
of us, as an individual, is to have the right
spirit. This point is the least difficult of
them all to settle. We have right here
among us a set of teachers and a principal
w'ho have the deepest interest in each one
of iis and a strong desire to help us suc
ceed. All we ha,ve to do is to co-operate
and work with them, believing that they
are working for our good and presto! the
point is settled.
AMERICAN TORCH SOCIETY
For some time the faculty has felt the
need for an honor society in our school.
The American Torch Society seems most
nearly to meet our ideas of sueh an organi-
1 zation, and we are now coiTesponding with
reference to securing a charter. This so
ciety is designed to furnish to high schools
somewhat the same stimulus that Phi Beta
Kappa furnishes to our colleges. There is
this distinct difference, however, that
membership in the American Torch Society
is based not on scholarship alone, as is true
of Phi Beta Kappa, but on scholarship,
service, and leadersrip. The members of
this society are elected by their classmates
upon recommendations of the faculty,
based on scholarship, and cannot exceed 20
per cent, of the Senior class. The organi
zation is in no sense a fraternity but merely
a group of strong students who seek to ele
vate the mental and moral standards of the
There is a question as to whether our
school meets all the requirements necessary
for securing a charter from the national
organization. Wliether this be true or not,
it seems certain that we shall have an honor
society, even though it be a local one,
w'hich will recognize and capitalize the
worth and services of our “all-round’’
boys and girls. There is a faculty commit
tee at work on the problem who will ap
preciate any suggestions or expressions
from the student body.
I To stop such murder and fire;
Could we forget the bleeding men
I Upon the fields once moor and fen.
The tragedy of devastated lands,
Where children with outstretched hands
Beg, plead, and die for bread.
Where mounds of mutilated dead
In khaki protest the delay of time
And cry, “Avenge this crime!’’
Could we forget great, noble Wilson,
Whose condemnation of the Hun
Saved Prance and Belgium for a better
When through the war cloud came not a
Could W'e forget; could w^e forgive
These sins, these crimes, while yet we live,
Then might w’e and our allies learn
To forget and forgive William Hohenzol-
We can’t forget, we can’t forgive
These crimes, these sins, while yet we live.
^ They’ve hurt it much; they’ve cut too deep,
' We will not heed the ex-Kiser tho’ he weep;
He must give all, he must pay aU—
And then his retribution’s small.
Myrtle Ellen LaBarr,
HONOR THE DEAD
Eighty-two thousand North Carolinians
fought in the war. One thousand six hun
dred of these gave their lives in battle.
These, are the men whom we should espec
ially, honor today—November 11. Some of
these have been brought back from Prance
and are now buried in their home coun
tries, and some are buried in our National
Cemetery at Arlington. On this day we
should remember that these men died for
us, and remember them not for today only,
“WTth high heroic heart
They did their valiant part.”
COULD WE FORGET, COULD WE
Could we forget the misery and the pain.
Caused by Germans in AIsaee-Loraine,
The burning home, the blasted hope.
The guiltless bound by chain and rope;
Could W'e forget that submarine
Wliose crew so vile, ..so base and mean.
Aroused all our American ire
PAUL TRANSOU ELECTED
PRESIDENT IN INITIAL
BOYS’ ASSOCIATION MEETING
The Boys’ Athletic Association was or
ganized Friday, October 28th. Neal Jones,
president of the General Athletic Associa
tion, called a meeting of all the boys in
school for the purpose of getting the asso
ciation under W'ay. Officers were elected
as follows: President, Paul Transou;
Vice-President, Bryou Barker; Secretary,
Jody Transou; and Press Reporter, Wilbur
Cooper. A motion was carried to elect a
Basket Ball manager, as it will soon be
necessary to form a schedule for the ap
proaching season. Jeff Fordham was elect-
ed to this office. The next question
brought before the meeting w'as whether
. 01 not the Association would have a set day
for meeting or be a called meeting. This
question w'as continued to the next meet
The purpose of the Boy's’ Athletic Asso
ciation is to create a better spirit among
the boys of the High School and to support
and look after the various teams. Prom
the number of boys present last Friday, it
looks as though the Association will be the
largest this y'ear that it has ever been.
Mary: Do you want me to put the sen
tence on the side board ?
Voice from rear: No, on the buffet.