February 26, 1925
Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
The Greensboro High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’21
Editor-in-Chief Lois Dorset!
Associate Editor Elizabeth Stone
Associate Editor Alfred Dixon
Junior Associate Editor Helen Felder
Junior Associate Editor Georgia Stewart
Jr. Assoc. Editor Charlotte Van Noppen
Athletic Editor Virginia Jackson
Athletic Editor Elizabeth Darling
xithletic Editor Clarence Stone
Alumni Editor Virginia McClamroch
Literary Editor Martha Broadhurst
Exchange Editor Virginia Jackson
Assignment Editor Helen Forbis
Assignment Editor Moyer Sink
Scoop Editor J. D. McNairy
Typist Editor Virginia Bain
Typist Editor Bernice Henley
Typist Editor Walter Smalley
Typist Editor Beatrice Williams
Business Manager Byron Sharpe
Asst. Business Mgr. P. B. Whittington
Circtdation Manager Martha Broadhurst
Faculty Head Miss Inabelle Coleman
Faculty Adviser Mr. W. R. Wunsch
Faculty Adviser Miss Geraldine Kelly
Faculty Adviser Miss Mary Wheeler
It is our duty to do our part in im
proving sxieech. There is a mental strug
gle to be gone through, or a sacrifice
of bad comiianions in speech.
d’kis unique campaign was decided on
in 191G by the National Council of Eng
lish as a means of bettering the speech
of the country. It is used each year to
try to remedy the most glaring mistakes
made by students so that the generations
to come will be influenced for better
The student body must support this
movement. It takes grit and persever-
ence to do anything with so stubborn a
subject, but it has to be done, and the
students are the ones who must do it.
When Better Speech Week is over,
keep up the fight. Make the campaign
eternal. Don’t allow your enemy, Bad
Language, to be resuscitated, to be re
vivified. Keep up the good work.
A few days ago as the new building
was being finished up to await the ar
rival of the Freshman class from Junior
High School, someone started the rumor
that this building was not to be occu
pied by the Freshmen but by the Seniors,
and was to be called Senior Hall. But
this was just a rumor.
There are many reasons why this build
ing should and could be called Senior
Hall, and be tbe home of the Seniors
while they are at school, yet not throw
ing out or lowering the class of ’29.
The Seniors always have had special
jirivileges around the school, and why
not add this to the list? The class of
this year has had to go through the
“barns” and put up with the many in
conveniences that this school has, so why
not let them be in and around a real
building before they leave school and go
out into life?
By putting all the members of the
Senior class together in one building, it
would simply many things; for instance,
the Senior class meetings could be held
in one part of the building without dis
turbing the other jieople of the school.
Then again, if all the members of the
Senior class were put together in this
way it would develop a wonderful class
spirit both with the upper classmen and
the lower. The Seniors would take bet
ter care of this building and appreciate
it more than the new class because, hav
ing been taught how to care for the
property of the school during the past
years, they would now show that they
could keep this place as it should be kept,
and they woud surely apiireciate some
I There are many more reasons why the
Senior class should first have this build
ing, but it seems that the Freshmen will
get it this year, so there is no use cry
ing over spilt milk. The class of ’25 wel
comes the class of ’29 to the High School,
and may they enjoy the new building to
What does February mean to you?
Does it mean the last month of winter,
or the awakening of spring?
February, to most of us, is just an
other month in the year. It has no real
importance to us unless we stop and
look at the things about us. If we are
observant, we notice that the sun shines
a little warmer; that the pussy-willows
are beginning to bud—the promise of
siiring; that the blue-birds have returned
and so, we say, surely spring. is hiding
around the corner.
But February brings to our mind
something more than just the beginning
of spring, the beginning of the lives of
some of the world’s greatest men.
To us probably Washington and Lin
coln are the ones of whom we first think.
Then comes Thomas JefPerson, another
President. Among the writers come Vic
tor Hugo, the greatest French short-
story writer; Charles Dickens, and Sir
Thomas More, English writers. Ameri
ca claims Lowell, Longfellow, Sidney
Lanier—all poets born in February.
Not only does February have among
its number presidents and writers, but
also the inventors, Thomas A. Edison
and Peter Cooxier. Charles Darwin, the
great scientist and author of the Dar
winian theory, first saw the light of day
in this month. The generals who started
their lives in February are C. C. Pinck
ney, who fought in the Revolutionary
war, and W. T. Sherman, a general in
the Civil war.
David Garrick, an actor; Horace Gree
ley, a journalist; Susan B. Anthony, a
woman suifrage leader; Cardinal New
man ,and Dwight L. Moody, the great
evangelist, were all born in the second
February should be a month of music,
for Mendelssohn, Choiiin, Handel, and
Rossini were born in February. The
painters have Rajihael in their list of
February ,the shortest month of the
year, has given the world some of its
greatest men. Were you born in Feb
Charlotte Van Noppen.
THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL
And this is the writing that was writ
“Thou art weighted in the balances,
and art found wanting.” (Dan. 5:25.)
The walls of various high schools pre
sent varied and interesting contrasts.
Bright and shiny walls may be in evi
dence (reflecting the brilliance of new
paint), indicating a newly completed,
spick-and-span school, and the determi
nation of the pupils to keep it so. There
may be blackened walls, dingy and dirty,
contrasting with a new exterior, and
thus completely giving away the sloven
liness of the student body. The walls
may arise sheer and drear, giving the
Impression of sternness and strict dis
cipline. And most interesting and de
lightful to the observer, the walls may
be practically covered, not with dirt and
grime, but with jiosters and announce
ments, clippings and records of high
school and general interest, interesting
material relative to various studies, and,
always the center of a lively group, the
latest jest to be found.
Such a view has been jiresented to tbe
observer of G. H. S. for the past sev
eral terms. And without the least pre
sumption it was a spectacle in which
one could well take pride. For some
time the faculty has had charge of these
bulletin boards, but at the beginning of
tbis year they were turned over to the
students, nearly all the clubs and classes
having their own nook. Throughout the
first semester the bulletin boards were
well kept up and jiroved a constant cen
ter of interest. They were lively and
never iiermitted the halls to be dull.
They established themselves more than
ever as an institution of the school.
However, at the start of the second
term of school, there was an abrupt, un
accountable change, brought about, it
seemed, by some mysterious influence.
The walls became barren wastes, devoid
of interest. No more were gayly-col-
ored posters announcing club meetings
to be seen. And no more to be seen
were any other of the things that have
been so sparkling, so fascinating, a re
flection of our school life. The influence
that brought this about was not in the
least mysterious. It was merely the stop
ping of those in charge, an inexcusable
indifference. But are the rest of us
going to stand by without making pro
High Life, as a school organ, presents
this question. Shall we not take action?
In ancient days the handwriting on the
wall indicated to those around that they
“were weighed in the balances and found
wanting.” Shall we let the blankness
of our walls stare us in the face and find
* * *
Since the above was written, the bul
letin boards have imjiroved. Those in
charge have done nicely, though not as
well as before. The imjirovement has
only served, however, to add point to
the above. The visible difference made
by the reappearance of the bulletin
boards has accentuated their need, mak
ing it still more desirable that they be
kejit up and improved all the time.
JUSTICE LOVING CUP
Have you ever tried v/riting a short-
story? If not, now is the time to be
gin. Get busy and win the beautiful
loving-cup offered yearly by Mrs. R. L.
Justice of this city to the author of the
best short-story of the year.
Any Greensboro High School student
may take jiart in the contest; Freshmen
as well as Seniors stand a chance. There
are no regulations as to type, length, or
style of story; the only requirement is
that the plot be original. The stories,
however, must be in the hands of the
English teachers by May 1.
The cuji, with the name of the winner
engraved on it, will be jiresented com
mencement night, and the lucky jierson
may be its proud guardian for a year.
Mrs. Justice instituted this contest two
years ago. Jennie May Fife was the
winner the first year, and last year Mar
tha Broadhurst, of the jiresent Senior
class, was the successful one. Let’s see
whose name will be added this year.
MOREHEAD LOVING CUP
Now that the port terminals question
is about to be definitely and finally set
tled by the members of the debating club,
and the hockey team at last to be ma
terialized, another contest looms up to
make itself heard. The Morehead cuii,
awarded by Mrs. Kate Morehead through
the Daughters of the Revolution, is of
fered for the best sketch or essay on the
Colonial or Revolutionary history of
There is no specified subject nor is
there a limit to the paper written. The
only “rule” of this contest is that Sen
iors only may contest, and that, for the
convenience of the judges, the paper
must be handed to Mrs. Phillips or Miss
Blackman before Ajiril 15.
The cup), engraved with the winner’s
name, will be awarded graduation night,
and may be kept by the winner until
June, 1926, when it is again awarded.
Aside from the fact that the award
is worthy of the contest, we want the
Seniors to return the interest shown in
them,—by offering this prize to them
exclusively,—by entering whole-souled.
Let’s show these D. A. R.’s that G. H. S.
still produces its Louise Amoles, Eve
lyn Trogdens, and Thomas Shaws.
Somebody is going to say, “Fle could
have missed her if cars had not been
parked on both sides of the street”—
unless drivers place automobiles where
they belong. Why will owners leave their
cars on the side of the street next to
the school building? Probably because
the other side is full and they do not
want to go back home and walk the
block to school. Probably because that
section is forbidden territory. Mr. Ed
wards has repeatedly asked that autos
be parked on the ojiposite side only.
We could look ahead and jirophesy
that the solution of the jiroblem will
come in either of two ways. Looking
at the situation in a bad humor, we al
ready see a wrecked car, a crushed and
mangled body, and the excited crowd.
The sight would furnish imjiressions deep
enough to enforce the law.
The other view of the situation is that
this reminder will awaken G. H. S. driv
ers to the realization that laws have a
purpose and must be carried out. We
deliberately take this viewpoint because
we trust that good judgment of our
drivers will finally assert itself. We
believe that no one will have the chance
to blame an accident on jiarking.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO
Wake Forest College
The 100th anniversary of Wake For
est college is to be celebrated in 1934,
and a drive is being put on to accommo
date 1,000 students by this time. The
construction of two more large build
ings, a new library, and a student build
ing is included in the program. The
Bastwich building, one of the finest in
the South, has just been completed.
In regard to athletics, it is only nec
essary to mention that Wake Forest pro
duced two championship teams in 1924.
Garrity, one of the best coaches in the
South, led the varsity football team to
victory. But, more interesting still to
high school boys, is tbe fact that the
Freshmen hold the same honor. Coach
Hayes, the best all-round athlete of Mis
souri Valle, is the man who developed
the Babies into football giants.
It is interesting to note that Wake
Forest college has produced some 36
college presidents, and more newspaper
men than any college in the state.
“Come to Beloit, the best college in
the Middle West!”
It is co-educational; its scholarship re
quirement for entrance is high; it is just
the right distance from home. Try it—
you’ll like it.
SPEECH AND ITS PRODUCTS
As a vessel is known by the sound
whether it be cracked or not, so men are
proved by their speeches whether they
be wise or foolish.—Demosthenes.
Better jiointed speeches than iiointed
Such being the hapjiiness of the times
that jmu may think as you wish and
speak as you think.—Selected.
Eat, sjieak and move under the influ
ence of the most received star and though
the devil lead the measure such are to
It takes two to speak the truth: one
to speak, and another to hear.—Selected.
Say she be mute and will not speak
a word; then I’ll commend her volubil
ity and say she uttereth piercing elo
quence.—Taming of the Shrew.
Whoe’er imagines prudence all his own,
Or deems that he hath powers to speak
Such as none other hath, when they are
They are found shallow.
Few men make themselves masters of
the things they write or speak.—John
All wish to be learned, but no one is
willing to pay the price—Juvenal,
Just at the age ’twixt boy and youth
When thought is speech and speech is
JOINT P. T. A. MEETING
CHILD WELFARE WEEK
(Continued from 2>age one)
A very clever skit was given by four
high school girls. Misses Lois Schoon
over, Martha Broadhurst, Virginia Mc
Clamroch and Mildred Michaux. Fol
lowing this, Charles Phillips, of Cald
well school, gave an excellent talk on the
opportunities afforded by a high school
education, and 4V. M. York, a former
high school instructor, took as his subject
for an interesting talk, “Am I My Neigh
Child welfare, which was emphasized
throughout the program, was further dis
cussed by Miss Lillian Killingsworth,
who spoke of the material needs of wel
fare work among high school students.
Following her talk a silver offering was
taken to further that work in the high
school, and a number of pledges were
made for its support. Lee Edwards,
acting superintendent, heartily commend
ed the work of the Parent-Teacher asso
ciations, and gave it his most sincere
At the close of the meeting Mrs. T. B.
Comer, who is in charge of the school
cafeteria, invited the entire audience into
the school cafeteria for tea.
High Lights On ‘‘Hi”
Edited by Helen Felder
(With apologies to all the teachers)
A WALKER went out of the EAST
HALL into a GREEN GLENN, her
PULTZ quickened by a FARTHING’S
worth of WINE. A MARTIN FLEW
out of a BUSH and lit on her KELLY.
She ran across the RANKIN SAPP of
the school wUo was a new-COMER. She
stayed away until the COLEMAN had
o WHEEL-ER BECK-WITH JOHN’S-
How little it takes sometimes to cre
ate a great deal of excitement 1 If our
Dean of Girls had just seen fit to en
lighten us as to who the gentleman was
wLo took lunch with her a few days ago,
we could have much better concentrated
on our lessons for the balance of the day.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to provide
traffic lights in our halls, similar to the
ones they have just installed in the busi
ness section of our city? If it did noth
ing more it would give us an excuse for
being late at classes. We could then ex
plain that we were held up by the traffic.
To change the language of Caesar
somewhat—All High School is divided
into three parts: Recitations, Examina
tions and Recapitulations.
After you have attempted to solve this,
look up the result in the dictionary.
We see where a girl out West named
Cash has won a $100 iirize offered by a
man in a beauty contest. We wonder
if by any chance her full name might be
Countess Cash. We wonder also if his
name is Bill.
History repeats itself, it is said. It
did seem so recently when the mob rushed
Miss' Tillet’s room. It certainly made
us think of the hapless King Louis XVI
of France on whom there rushed events
which he was powerless to stop. We
truly pitied Miss Tillet when the tor
rent of “Better Speech” posters drenched
her; they came in so fast, she had to
line up the contributors against the wall
to get order out of chaos.
Miss Causey said that when Better
Speech Week came she thought she would
speak in French most of the time, for
very few people could tell then whether
her speech was correct or not. Miss
Martin evidently thinks so, too. We less
fortunate mortals can’t say that we
blame them, but we do envy them that
Boys, get to work! There’s a new fad
out that you have overlooked—sewing!
The Earl of Listowel in England is said
to be as expert a needleman as a hunter,
and expects to enter the needlework con
test to be opened in May by Princess
Mary. Lord Carmichael is in the same
class. Don’t let the English get ahead
of you, fellows! Beat them at their own
With due apology to Mr. Wunsch, his
“find” in Troy Ziglar for “Seventeen”
reminds us of the fact that the latest
gold “strike” in New South Wales was
started by a boy digging up a small nug
get of gold while playing with a com
panion. The “find” in each case led to
bigger things; one, to the conclusion that
there is lots of hidden material in G. H.
S.; the other, to a gold “strike.”
Caesar probably would “drop in his
tracks” if he knew some of the sayings
attributed to him—for instance: “How
many doughnuts have you eaten, Cae
sar?” “Et tu. Brute!”
Even the Torchlight Society has the
play fever. The prize offered attests
I trim my lamj!, consume the midnight