Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
The Greensboro High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’21
Editor-in-Chief Lois Dorsett
Elizabeth Stone Alfred Dixon
Charlotte Van Noppen Helen Felder
Virginia McClamroch Virginia Jackson
Martha Broadhurst Helen Felder
J. D. McNairy
Business Manager Byron Sharpe
P. B. Whittington, Advertising
Paul Scurlock, Advertising
Martha Broadhurst, Circulation
A NEW HONOR
High Life has received from the board
of directors of the Central Interscholas
tic Association a notification of its elec
tion to membership in this national order.
The Association is an organization of
more than 400 high school publications,
located in all parts of the United States.
Member publications are now located in
39 states, Canada, and British Honduras.
Service to affiliated papers consists in;
(1) a monthly magazine devoted to jour
nalistic problems; (2) personal advice
and criticism; (3) a convention which
is held at Madison, Wisconsin, each year
for the purpose of developing a closer
contact and exchanging ideas; (4) a se
ries of contests, the first of which is an
all-American contest for magazines and
The little cut in the editorial masthead
carries the news to all other papers in
the land that High Life belongs to the
On Friday night, December 5, at 8:00
o’clock, the high school pupils will pre
sent to the parents and teachers at their
monthly meeting a short pageant of
high school life. They hope thereby to
acquaint the home folks with the extra
curricula activities which are so real a
part of student life.
G. H. S. has a good reputation for its
citizenship. A number of times this fine
spirit has shown itself; at the High
Point game, quiet chapels, paying ath
letic dues, subscriptions to High Life,
making stars, and all the other splendid
things we accomplish from time to time.
Everjmne is more or less prone to show
his citizenship when he is watched, but
the true citizen is the one that is thought
ful when no authority is around. So
why can’t we be true citizens in the au
ditorium and in the halls at lunch pe
riods? This does not mean that we can’t
speak and that we must sit with our
hands quietly folded like typical “goody-
goodys,” but it simply means that we
must be thoughtful citizens. There is no
reason why this period should not be the
most pleasant time in the day, where we
can have a little social hour together.
But we need to learn self control.
Often in social gathering we see people
who have no self-control, they talk or
laugh too loud, and thus make them
selves nuisances. It seems that we could
enjoy this period without causing so
much general disturbance. Why can’t
we have a good time together and still
keep our self-control, and act like la
dies and gentlemen instead of like a
bunch of noisy children that have to
have a teacher watching them all the
time? Let us remember that we can
have fun without being rowdy.
Mothers, did you know that G. H. S.
has had a visiting week! Everybody was
invited and urged to come over and see
us. Seventy-five took advantage of this
opportunity and they can tell you how
much you missed if you weren’t able to
But please don’t think that the chance
has been lost forever. We would like
for you to feel that every week is visit
ing week. Come in any time and some
one will be glad to take you to any class
you please. We love to have you and
feel sure that you’ll enjoy your visit.
Mr. Gildersleeve is happy; and why
shouldn’t he be? He has just recently
secured a phonograph and some rec
ords for us. It is in Miss Scott’s room
that these treasures are kept, and every
possible means of preservation is being
used with them. The teachers are the
only ones officially allowed to take them
out (the “kids” might injure them, you
see) so all requests for their use must
come through them.
It was with a very commendable idea
in mind that these records were select
ed. The very best and most classical
music available is to be gotten from them
so that all may hear it without having
to see the concerts or operas. Mr. Gil
dersleeve is proud of them; and so are
we. Let’s use them! Chapel periods in
your home room plus music ! Fine !
A LITTLE BOLT
Not so many weeks ago there was
staged at Charlotte one of the biggest
automobile races of the year.
A few days before the big event one
of the drivers after having overhauled
and tuned up his motor, ran his car
out on the track and started to get up
the required speed in order to qualify
for his race. He went around five or
six times and was gradually gaining the
required speed. As he turned on the
seventh lap his car was going around
the ninety mile mark then as he straight
ened out as he came out of the curve, he
lost control of the car, it turned over, hit
the top rail and flung his body over the
Literally they picked his body up in
the dust pan.
The timer of this trial, a man of great
automobile experience, after having
looked over the wrecked car, found that
in the steering gear the driver had
placed a small bolt in the wrong place.
This was the cause of the disaster.
Well, you will probably ask what has
that to do with my welfare, your wel
That incident has nothing to do with
our lives, no, not at all, but we can make
a fine example of it.
Now let us compare that automobile,
that wonderful piece of machinery with
ourselves. That small bolt in the wrong
place caused that wreck. Is there a
“small bolt” in your make-up or body
that will cause trouble?
Take, for instance, this petty gambling
called “matching” that some of us do;
also the cutting of classes. We know
that it is not right.
If you match you are most likely to
lose some time or another, and if you
keep it up later in your life when you
are a man some day, some how, it will
come out and in the long run it may
cause your failure.
The same about snapping classes. It
does not do anyone any good to cut a
class because sooner or later you will be
caught, you get behind in your work.
Anyway you are on your honor.
Now these little bolts if placed in the
wrong place (yet we can get along al
right without them) will give us trou
ble and if they become a habit they will
cause trouble whether we be going ten
or ninety miles in the speed of life.
Play fair with your self.
We all have to obey laws. A man try
ing to live without obeying them would
have a hard time breaking them all.
They are as important as the natural law
that we shall eat. He would not find
much pleasure in breaking that.
CORRECTION OF AN ADD IN
Dr. O. B. McRae is a
and not a chiropractor.
The posters for Education Week, as
displayed in the downstairs hall, were
not to be passed by without just one
glance. They certainly deserved two or
three. At first glance one would think,
“Hm! Pretty good 1” At second—“Fine 1”
At third—“Excellent, indeed !”
The different clubs are getting down
to business, “sure nuif.” Latin, French,
Spanish, Radio, Dramatic, and about fif
ty others are trying (apparently) to
outdo the mothers. Is it possible that
any one of them can, at this rate?
Doesn’t it just make your Pultz beat
faster when you Wunsch see some Wine?
Give the definition of a showcase. If
you hunt it up in the dictionary, you’ll
probably find that it’s something in
which to display one’s best wares. So
it was in G. H. S. a little while back,
when the domestic science department
displayed its best products in the halls.
The show cases had quite a crowd
around them. The girls were interested
in the blouses shown there, but the boys
liked the pies much better.
Our highly esteemed “Killy” is just as
highly esteemed elsewhere as here. Why,
do you say? Well, facts are facts—she
spoke at Raleigh the other day on “Our
The dramatic club of Danville knows
a good thing when it hears of it. The
president of the club there, in corres
pondence with Mr. Wunsch, expressed a
desire to correspond and co-operate with
old G. H. S.’s club. A letter received
from the said president was very compli
mentary to High Life, too.
Mr. AVunsch is always hard at work.
Guess what he’s doing now? Compos
ing a pageant! It is to be given Dec.
4th at a Parent-Teacher meeting, and
will concern all phases of school ac
The Senior class is “on the job,” Dec.
12 they are to give three plays. This
year’s seniors are a “riproarin’ ” bunch,
and they certainly will furnish excel
lent material for the plays, if we know
anything. If the rest of us know what’s
what we’ll be right there on the front
seat when it’s given. We can’t have
any standing room vacant, either.
We received a very distinct surprise
the other day when we found out that
the Parent-Teacher Association favored
“cake-eaters.” Why, it was just like a
“bolt from the blue” to hear that such a
dignified body of people had gotten down
off their pedestals to sponsor such as
that! Certainly the “cake-eaters,” them
selves, didn’t mind it, but it was a sin
cere shock to us.
During Visitors Week the mothers
lauded the school to the skies, especially
the cafeteria. Mrs. Comer would have
blushed from pleasure if she could have
heard everything said about her and her
lovely menu and her cordial reception
of the visitors. But we’ll spare her—
not without one consolation, however.
The students feel just the same way
about it even if they don’t always say so.
Visitors week is, after all, a good
thing. It gives parents and teachers a
chance to meet, and gives parents a
chance to see their “little darlings” at
work. The teachers like to feel that the
parents are co-operating with them and
backing them; and it does seem that a
great many of them are doing that very
Only a few more weeks till Christ
mas; do your fall studying early.
Some of the students were grumbling
over the tests held before Thanksgiving.
They complained that there wouldn’t be
any cause to be thankful if they had the
fear of failures on their minds. We’d
just venture to say that they will not
even remember that they have had any
test about the middle of the holidays.
In times of respite from school it’s
mighty easy to forget all such things as
is attested by the “don’t know’s” of the
ELECTION DAY PROGRAM HELD
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, on election day,
program was given by Mrs. C. W. Phil
lips’ history class, in chapel. This pro
gram pertained to the major candidates
for ofiice, and many talks were made on
the subject. Michaux Crocker gave a
discussion of Mr. Coolidge, his life and
his platform. John Larkins’ talk on
Davis was featured by the number of
colleges this man had attended. Claude
Mclver discoursed on LaFollette, in
which he pointed out his aims.
The next thing was Willard Watson’s
explanation of the method of electing
the president. He told of all the steps
from the primaries to the inauguration,
even bringing out the occasion when
Congress must decide on the candidates.
Julius Whitten contrasted the G. O.
P. and Democratic platforms. One
point he brought out was the reverence
of the Republicans for Harding; an
other, the reverence of Democrats for
Wilson. Vernell Hackney also gave a
talk. This was on Mr. Morrison’s Ports
SENIORS HAVE IMPORTANT
The Senior Class held an important
meeting on Thursday, Oct. 31, 1924. The
president, Garnett Gregory, opened the
meeting by urging the Seniors to re
member the standard they had set con
cerning their conduct in chapel, adding
that their conduct must be a worthy
example to the other classes. The Sen
iors decided to sign a paper pledging
their very best deportment in chapel.
Adam Clement announced the arri
val of the new G. H. S. stationery in
the Supply Room and asked the Seniors
to back the Supply Room up. A boost
er committee of Martha Broadhurst and
Bryon Sharpe was appointed.
The success of the rummage sale re
sulted in adding $50.59 to the treasury.
A rising vote of thanks was given to
Elizabeth Newell for her leadership in
putting it over.
A plan to raise $150 was decided upon
by which each Senior must get three sub
scriptions to the Ladies’ Home Journal,
the Countrg Gentleman or the Saturday
Evening Post. In order to get the $75
bonus, 300 subscriptions must be ob
tained, making it necessary for each Sen
ior to get three. Byron Sharpe, Betty
Harrison and Virginia Jackson were ap
pointed as captains of the three Senior
rooms. The Seniors expressed their
heartiest appreciation to Bob Stone, the
originator of the plan. The meeting ad
journed with each Senior pledging his
support to the subscription plan.
On Friday, November 6, the Seniors
held another important meeting. First
a report of the subscription plan was
given. Not only the required number of
300 subscriptions had been secured, but
eleven over this mark, amounting in
money to $396.50, $163.50 of which the
Seniors cleared. Louise Craven won the
box of stationery, having a total of 34
subscriptions. Following this reports
from the various committees were
After discussing the question' of com
mencement costume, it was decided that
the caps and gowns be worn at the Bac
calaureate Sermon and at the gradua
tion exercises, while on class-day they
were to be left olf. The girls voted to
wear white collars on their gowms.
Miss Killingsworth made a very effec
tive talk on the Senior’s scholarship.
“Seniors, you have put across every
other plan you’ve attempted, why not
attempt the scholarship plan?” The
president backed Miss Killingsworth’s
talk and urged each Senior to do his
best in his studies.
Then the meeting adjourned.
ROOM 207 HOLDS MOCK ELECTION
Since Tuesday, Nov. 4th, was the na
tional election day, room 207 decided to
have for its chapel program a straws vote
of the presidential election. John W
Davis, represented by Troy Zigler, came
first on the program. He made a “regu
lar soap-box political speech, setting
forth the platform and issues of the
Democratic party. After Mr. Davis, La
Follette, represented by Baxter Basin,
set forth the Progressive platform
President Coolidge, represented by Rob
ert Wilson, for once broke his far famed
silence and spoke in true Republican
style. All the addresses were well re
ceived, although Davis was the favor'Ie
owing to a well presented speech and lo
After the speeches, John Alison, regis
trar, saw that every one who came to
the “polls” was registered. A straw
vote wms thus taken, each voter going
to the polls to give in his own vote. The
returns were very exacting. The voters
were thrilled to learn from the first re
turns that Davis was leading by a large
majority. In the final returns, it was
found that Davis had an overw'helming
majority, Coolidge getting only one vote
and LaFollette none.
MISS KELLY GIVES READING AT
A very delightful and entertaining
program was given by the Commercial
Club Monday, November 24. The meet
ing wms called to order by the presi
dent, Bernice Henley. Then followed a
discussion as to the plans for the so
cials to be held in the near future.
After the business was attended to.
Miss Pauline Medearis and Annie Younts
gave a piano duet. Miss Kelly next
gave a very amusing and delightful
The next number, received enthusiasti
cally by the audience, wms a vocal solo
by Baxter Bason, accompanied by Miss
Miss Rachel Nye read the prophesy of
the Senior members of the Commercial
Mr. F. V. Pultz then gave a talk on
the advisability of taking a commercial
The meeting then adjourned.
FRESHMEN ORGANIZE A
On Tuesday, November 6, 1924, the
old members of the Junior High School
Debating Club met to reorganize. J. D.
McNairy, last year’s president, took
charge and new officers were elected as
follows: Harry Gump, president; Eliza
beth Wilson, secretary, and Norman
Already the club has more than dou
bled its membership.
At the meetings on November 13 and
November 20 a bill for discussion occu
pied the program. It was the passage
of the Ports and Terminals bill. The
supporters contended that it would re
duce freight rates and make North Car
olina more progressive, while the oppo
sition contended that it would not reduce
freight rates and since it cannot be pos
sible because Nature herself stands as a
barrier in the sifting sands along the
coast, it would put more taxes on the
now overburdened taxpayers.
After the discussion a vote was taken
and it was found that the supporters of
the bill had a larger following than the
SPANISH CLUB MEETS
Miss KelLv’s Spanish Cavaliers met in
room B-3 on November 20. In absence
of .lohn Ford, secretary of the club, Wal'
ter Smalley called the roll, to which each
member answered by a Spanish proverb.
Following the roll call, business vas
discussed. The motto committee had not
met, so Miss Kelly decided to look up n
good motto and report on the next meet
ing of the club. In regard to the point
system for parts taken on the programs,
the club decided to discuss later. The
president appointed Stanley Sturm per
manent chairman of the program com
mittee for the rest of the year; that is,
he is to designate as to who will take
care of each program.
After all business was over, Mary Mc
Collum and Thelma Sherrill gave a fine
dramatization of a Spanish fable. It
all in Spanish and was thoroughly en
joyed by the club.
“Where there is no vision,
the people cast restraint; but he that
keepeth the law, happy is he.” Pror-