“HIGH” LIFE, DECEMBER 16,1921
‘FOR A BETER G. H. S.’
Founded bv the class of ’21
Published Every Other Week by the Students of the Greensboro High School.
Acceptance for change of name from The Sage to “High Life” with entry
as second-class matter at the Greensboro, N. C. postoffice, now pending.
Accepted for mailing at special rate of postag provided for in section
1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized December 10, 1920.
5 cents per copy 50 cents the School Year
SENIORS RECEIVE LETTER
Mildred Leak .
Ethel Stocton .
Carmel Ferguson .
Assistant Business Manager !
Assistant Managing Editor j
Assistant Assigning Editor |
Assistant Athletic Editor I
In reply to a telegram sent by the
Senior Class to the Disarmament
Conference, expressing the support of
the Greensboro High School, Herbert
Rawlins, president of the class, has
received the following letter from
Mr. T. Butler Wright, secretary to
the American delegation. The reply
November 23, 1921.
I am directed by the Secretary
of State, chairman of the Confer
ence, to acknowledge the receipt of
your telegram of November 10th,
and to express to you his appreci
ation of the interest and support
which you have been so good as to
I am, Sir,
Yours very truly,
(Signed) T. Butler Wright, Secretary.
Hubert Rawlins, Pres, of Senior
Class, Greensboro ( N. C., High
School, Greensboro, N, C.
Assistant Circulation Manager
Look and see who makes this paper possible by advertising in it, and
then trade with them.
In considering the new exemption
rules, we wonder if the school honor
roll is going to grow or diminish.
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The Librarian is going to be a
book keeper in the financial sense
of the word if some of the book dues
are not paid pretty soon.
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It looks as if the Librarian intends
to take refuge behind lately con
structed ramparts in her attacks on
the various prattlers unions.
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Although the Seniors didn’t say
anything about better Chapel con
duct last Monday; they intend to
follow the maxim that actions speak
plainer than words.
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Our old varsity men make some
coaches believe us.
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If the Chapel conduct continues
as it has been in the past; We think
that the visitors had better be kept
out at each exercise until the stud
ents are all seated and subdued or
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We heard some remarks in th-e
hall the other day as to whether or
not it was fair to the students’ sense
of honor for the teachers to be posted
in the halls during the changing
of classes. Whether it is fair or not
we would like for the commentors
to look into why they probably are
posted there and whether or not
the clique that passed the remark is
doing anything to do away with the
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INDIVIDUAL REPORT GIVES
ALL CHARACTERISTICS OF
EACH FOOTBALL WARRIOR
Christmas is almost upon us at
last; the air is just full of the
spirit of the merry Yuletide and
the school is looking forward with
happy anticipation to the ten-day
vacation. Although everybody has |
had a lot of work to finish and i
parallel reading and such outside |
work to wind up; it has been done
with an energy and vim that comes
only before Christmas.
We wish everybody a Merry
Christmas, lots of gifts and hope
that nobody will get sick from
over indulgence. In spite of the
fact that our mid-term examination
comes after Christmas we are sure
that everybody will have the happi
est vacation that they have ever
ORIGIN OF FAMILIAR PHRASES
The question of entering chapel at
chapel period and the conduct at
this exercise has gotten to the
point where it is going to take the
co-operation and attention of the
entire school to remedy. The stu
dents have been entering chapel
for the past month like so many
stampeding cattle, rushing around
and talking like a bunch of kids
The question is really more serious
and far-reaching than a student
v.'ould probably think. Chapel is
about the only chance a visitor
has to see us in an entire group;
and quite naturally he forms his
opinion of the school from what
an outside mind would consider a
fair representation of the school’s
spirit and everyday behavior. •
Students! are you entirely satis
fied with your past conduct? Do you
think that our visitors can have
been favorably impressed? Do you
think you can improve on your
present behavior? If you do, let’s go
for the sake of the spirit and rep
utation of Old G. H. S. outside
There are many common allusions
and words that we meet every day .
and never knows the derivation of
them. Both are very interesting
but I believe that looking up the
derivation of allusions is more inter- j
esting and instructive. The follow- \
ing are illusions that have extra |
ordinai*y ones. j
The word lynch, first originated
when Lynch, Warden of Galway >
sentenced his own son to death for i
Macadamize was first originated |
when Sir John Macadam invented j
that system of paving. i
We often here of Hobson’s choice, |
which means that you must take ;
what is offered or nothing Tobias I
Hobson an English stable keeper, ;
whenever a customer came to hire i
a horse made him take the horse I
nearest the door. |
I can do this before you can say !
“Jack Robinson,” you have often !
heard said. According to Grose, one [
Jack Robinson was noted for the I
shortness of his visits; the servants ,
had hardly time to say “Jack Robin-
son” before he was gone. |
“Gone to Jericho” Henry VIII had :
a manor called Jericho. When he ■
went there to visit some of his mist- |
resses it used to be said of him,
“He’s gone to Jericho.”
j Bluestocking—Means one who
makes a big display of his learn
ing! H was socalled from a literary
society at Venice in 1400 whose
members all wore blue stockings,
j Even the best literature sometimes
j has just such allusions. Take for ,
instance Shakespeare. He used,, in
Julius Caesar none of those that ,
I mentioned or any real allus
ions, but he made his play ten times
more interesting by bringing in
things somewhat like that. If we
know from what they are derived,
we regard them in a way.
j —Margaret Lambe.
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has gotten loose and is headed for
the goal, a sudden, meteor-like form
is seen hurling itself through the air,
and the enemy never gets to the place
for which it started, tliat form being
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CHARLES HINKLE, Left End.
“Hink” is always a man to be rec
koned with. His cutting ability is
surpassed by few, and he is always
known to get his man.
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EARL SELLARS, Left End.
This is Sellars first year and he
has done credit to himself. “Dude”
never lets anything come over him,
and he has nipped many a well-direc
ted play in the bud.
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PALT TRANSOU, Quarterback.
The little general is hard to beat.
Paul is absolutely the most cool-
headed quarter in the state. He keeps
his head just as well when carrying
the ball, peeling his eyes for every
hole through which to dodge.
“ANDY” BELL, Left Halfback.
“Andy” is one of the best ground
gainers on the team. His receiving of
forwards passes is of the highest or
der. Many a touchdown has been
made possible by his forward pass
receiving. As a kick returner he is
excelled by few.
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NEAL JONES, Right Halfback.
Although this is Neal’s first year,
he has proven himself a good foot
ball player. He fights hard all the
time and is in every play. Jones
shows promise of developing into a
player of the first order.
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“JEFF” FORDHAM, Right Halfback
“Jeff” is also making his first bow,
but nevertheless handles himself like
a seasoned veteran. “Jeff” is extreme
ly active in the breaking up and re
ceiving of forward passes.
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GARLAND DANIEL, Fullback.
Too much cannot be said of Gar
land’s playing. The needed few yards
for touchdown or first down are al
ways entrusted to Dan’s making and
he always comes across with the
goods. “Big Dan” with his pile-driv
ing force and speed is considered the
ground gainer of the team. His kick
ing and passing are not to be over
shadowed by his running and these
three qualities make him the Triple
Threat of the team.
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“BEEF” SANDERS, Tackle.
“Beef’s” work on the team this year
has been very good. Nothing comes
over him a^-d he gets in every play,
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NORMAN COOPER. Manager.
The managing ability of Cooper
has stood out like a bea^'on light
throughout the season. “Coop” is al
ways on the job getting the best pos
sible conditions for the team and
looking after their every need.
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EPISTLES OF HIRAM
Dere Ma,—They’s a lotta diffiunt
kinda sperits. They’s sperits ’en
’monia an’ sperits ’en tepentine an’
sheets, but down here at this here
school they’s new-fangle high- fer-
lootin ides ’bout school sperits. They
ain’t like th’other sperits either—
ye kin’ see th’others but these here
is here an’ yu can’t see ’em. Its
like this—if’n ye go t’ a game an’
beet, ye yell, if’n yu get beet, yu yell,
an’ if’n nobody beets, yu yell any
way—that’s school sperits. One day
a young fellow got oxsighted over
somefin in chapel an they sayed
he had school spents, ’ceptin’ they
sure made him act funny. Non, ma,
they’s all ’a talkin ’bout ’n ’nothev
kindo sperits what’s called Chris’mus
sperits. Tim says it means Chris’-
mas in yu bones ’centin I didn’t
know yu could git ut in yu bones.
I alius thunk thut Chris’mus wuz
’en time when yu give presence
an’ eat turkey an’ I didn’t know yu
could git ut inside yu. But I gess
it means yu git all het up over
ut, like’n over a football game.
But I shore would like ut t’ be
Chris’mus so’s I c’d come back t’
th’ farm an’ eat won ’en th’ ole
turkey with y’all. Evebuddy’s ’a
'talkin’ ’bout ut an’ even if’n this
here school an’ it’s sperits is awright,
I want’s t’ bring th’ Chris’mus
sperits what I gits an’ come back
t’ th’ farm. Yours for a manry
Chris’mus ’til I see yu.—Hiram.
FRESHMAN SOPH DEBATERS
CHOSEN FOR FRIDAY
AUTHORITY IN BASKETBALL
MAKES TALK TO STUDENTS
The preliminaries in both the
Freshman and Sophomore classes
were held this week for the purpose
of choosing the debaters for the
Freshman-Sophomore debate, to be
held Friday night, Dec. 16th.
The winners for the Freshmen
were: Philip Jeffords, Troxyl Rey
nolds, Lucile Sharpe and Margaret
Lambe. Of these four, Philip
Jeffreys and Margaret Lambe won
out in the finals with Lucile Sharpe
as an alternate.
The winners in the Sophmore
preliminaries were: Dorothy Al
bright, Lucile Boone, Herman High,
and Charles Lipscomb. In the final
preliminaries for the Sophomores, Lu
cile Boone and Charles Lipscomb won
out with Dorothy Albright as an
In the Freshman class, Virginia
McClamrock, Corinne Cook, and Trox-
yle Reynolds showed splendid prepa
ration for the contest. The spirit
exhibited by all was fine and it is
hoped that the debate between the
Sophomores and Freshmen will be an
The subject for debate is: “Re
solved, that the community budget
is the most effective and democratic
plan for financing welfare organiz
ations.” The Sophomores uphold the
affii-mative side of the debate and the
Freshmen have the negative. Great
interest is being shown throughout
the school, especially among the
Freshman and Sophomore classes.
Mr. George Hepbum gave the up
per grades a very interesting talk
in chapel Tuesday. Mr. Hepburn
is a very distinguished man in the
realm of basketball and other sports.
His talk Was on “sportsmanship”
which should inspire any school to
have clean athletics. Mr. Freder
ick Archer followed this talk with
an account of the world tennis
championship games and how one
woman proved to be unsportsman
like. He then told Mr. Hepburn
of our own fine school spirit at
the football game in High Point.
Rev. Mr. Hayes talked in chapel
Wednesday following a few Christ
mas songs. Rev. Mr. Hayes is the
pastor a Park Place Methodist church
and his talk should prove very
beneficial to the boy and girl in
aa-.,C OTHS c.,B vbgkqj cmfwyp
Miss Blakeney: What is the U. S.
erecting a monument in Brazil for?
Charles: Why in honor of the Bra
Josh Hicks says: “The Washington
Conference is like a rainbow in the
—pretty blue about the outcome.”
Max Barnhardt: Clifton don’t you
think Latin is a terribly dead lan
Temko Conard: Naw, I don’t, ’cause
look at this verb, tango, tangere,
Miss Summerell: Give the principal
parta of the infinitive “to skate”.”
Neal Jones' paper: Skato, slippo,
Neal Jones (Correcting paper):
Falio, failess, fiunki, suspendum,
Extracts from the “Nata Bene.”
“What Time is it, Mary?” askec
“The clock is stopped,” answerec
‘‘Stopped? Why, I hear it ticking,'
“No, dear,” she said “the clod
is stopped. That noise you seem tc
hear must be the bed ticking.”
Walter: Who wrote “The Man of
Kellam (brilliantly): Why, the
Miss Harris: “Give me a sentenc
using the word ‘mohair.’ ”
Allen Baker: “Sister sent me u
town to buy some more hair.”—Tat