TT T a W T- T F E
Thursday, March 12, 1925
Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
The Greensboro High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’211
Editor-in-Chief Lois Dorsett
Associate Editor Elizabeth Stone
Associate Editor Alfred Dixon
Junior Associate Editor Helen Felder
Junior Associate Editor Georgia Stev’^art
Jr. Assoc. Editor Charlotte Van Noppen
Athletic Editor Virginia Jackson
Athletic Editor Elizabeth Darling
Athletic 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
Facidty Head Miss Inabelle Coleman
Faculty Adviser — Mr. W. R. Wunsch
Facidty Adviser Miss Geraldine Kelly
Faculty Adviser Miss Mary Wheeler
“FACTA NON VERBA”
“Facta non verba!” Could there be a
more appropriate or all-inspiring motto?
Could we have built a higher ideal for
ourselves or set a more worth-while goal?
We are all familiar with the blustering
talker, the braggart of our school. He
is a patent fraud who deceives no one.
But there is a more fascinating type
among us, who faithfully promises and
agreese, pledges support, and advocates
certain issues; but there the enthusiasm
ends. He fails in deeds.
If in good faith we adopted this stand
ard, let’s live it, not only now but for
ever, and be willing honestly to stand or
fall by what our deeds shall write into
our lives. “To be rather than to seem
to be!” With this creed ever in our
minds, may we leave never-to-be-forgot
ten footsteps on the sands of time!
Experience is a great teacher. We
would not come to school five days per
week, nine months in the year, and pore
over books in an elfort to profit by the
experience of people some of whom have
lived generations and generations ago if
this were not true. Let us think what
our situation would be today had those
who have gone before us not profited by
the experiences of their associates and
predecessors. It would be, I dare say,
similar to that of the barbarians who
first inhabited the earth.
More keenly, perhaps, are the elfects
of the lessons of experience of others
felt in our age than in any other. Look
back to the days of Franklin and Wash
ington and take into consideration the
effect of the experiences of their ances
tors on the new world and theirs on us
today. Again there are lessons learned
through the “dear” experience of the
participants in the recent World War.
The cost of those lessons learned is so
great that man cannot estimate it in
terms of dollars. How precious should
a lesson be that involves life and death
in establishing it as a truth for the bene
fit of others!
Then, as we come down to our own
immediate surroundings here in Greens
boro, we note the many ways in which
our city has progressed and is progress
ing because of the observance of the les
sons of experience of others. Would
Greensboro have law and order had the
authorities not learned through experi
ence that it was necessary? Would the
city be traversed with paved streets had
the authorities not learned that traffic
could not be carried on successfully with
So it is with the High School. There,
too, lessons of experience play the same
role. Had the school authorities not
learned through experience that rules and
regulations were necessary in conducting
the work, there would be none. Had we
not profited by the experience of our
fellow classmen the High School would
be in the same condition it was five or
ten years ago. There would be no class
or school spirit at all. It would be futile
to attempt to secure the co-operation of
a majority of the students to put forth
any effort in behalf of the class or school
as a whole. We have learned that haz
ing and many other practices of the
students are not best; thus we profit.
Likewise, lower classmen, we want you
to benefit by our mistakes and misfor
tunes as well as our successes. As much
as everything has progressed and is pro
gressing, there is much room for im
We as Seniors tell you to start right
now and search out the possible chance
of profiting by our school experience.
Take into account the little things that
are seemingly unimportant and give them
due consideration. They are the points
we have most commonly overlooked. You
will never regret having considered them.
But, above all, we would have you to
take upon yourselves the responsibility
of students. Some of us have gone prac
tically through High School without as
suming that responsibility, and now as
we look over the bygone years we re
gret having been so negligent—and work
co-operatively toward the goal or ideal
our Principal has set for us.
Better Speech Week has come and
gone. The question now is, how many of
us will merely settle back into the old
ruts and how many will take stock of
their habits as they pertain to speech
and fill in deficiencies or patch up weak
Are any of us so “wise in our own
conceit” that we think no improvement
necessary? In any activity whatsoever,
that seems to me to be the surest road
to failure and defeat. Where we become
satisfied wdth ourselves and our achieve
ments, here we stop. There is no fur
ther incentive to constructive labor, and
the effort falls off until it becomes neg
ligible. Satisfaction is dangerous; it
dulls ambition and puts us mentally to
sleep. Let’s be dissatisfied, always, espe
cially with our speech. That’s the only
way to carry on this better speech move
ment which we have begun.
In every successful undertaking there
is at least one person who puts his best
into it, who works harder than the oth
ers, and who is more keenly interested.
High Life is one of the biggest activi
ties of this school. We, the editors, have
found this out. We know that we must
work if we remain on the staff. All of
us realize who the person is who fills the
position as leader in getting out the pa
per. She is Miss Coleman, the chief ad
viser of the staff. She is present at
all the meetings—there are at least six
a month; she, always alive to news, gives
us suggestions and shows us what and
how to do things; she is “on the job” for
High Life every day. We Senior edi
tors, in behalf of the Senior class, which
has a greater share in this newspaper
work than any other class, want to thank
her in the Senior issue of High Life.
High Life Staff.
“WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY”
What means this mighty concourse, and
why this monstrous gathering? Is it
perchance some boxing match, or maybe
a house afire, for those things alone, it
seems, could draw so great a throng.
But no, ’tis neither. Oh, would that
Miss Killingsworth were here to see her
stately teachers! With crack whip, looby
lou, and relay races they pass the noon
tide hours. “When the cat’s away the
mice will play,” and their frolics are
worthy the watching. Out from the tire
some classes they come, from behind
their dignity-imparting desks, and trip
to the appointed ground. No disdainful
remarks can dampen their spirits, not
even Miss Grogan’s most sarcastic. They
enter whole-heartedly into the games.
To their dying day the spectators will
commend the grit displayed by Miss
Blackmon, who was placed at the end
of that terrible whip—terrible at least
when cracked by the brawny arms of
Miss Wheeler. It is really to be won
dered at that no greater casualties en
sued from this play than the loss of
Miss Bush’s shoe and the spraining of
Miss Wheeler’s ankle—or was that the
reason why she limped from the field?
High Lights On “Hi
Edited by Mary Thurman
If you want to be in style buy a G.H.S.
belt. Only a few are left, so come early.
My dear Mr. Wills: Please deduct the
$500,000 from next year’s budget that
would have been used for kindling wood.
During the past week a bountiful supply
has been furnished by the public-spirited
Sophomores. Why this sudden generosity
should have come over them is still a
mystery to all except Mr. Edwards, who
wears a knowing smile and who is always
busy around tbe new “barn.”
G. H. S.
Announcement Extraordinary: Hou-
dini, the great magician, will teach a
course in freeing onesself from tight
places, especially locked Rest Rooms.
Apply to Miss Grogan or Miss Sapp for
Tragedy: The Seniors’ Apollo has be
come a farm-hand in “Peggy.”
High School Cake-Eaters Take Notice:
Pressing and cleaning done at special
rates at the new pressing club, at the
sign of ye olde library. Latest devices
for quick service. Pants cleaned and
pressed while you wait. Miss A. Sapp,
demonstrating the new Hoosier Vacuum
Cleaner, will be glad to be of service to
you every day from 9 to 3:30.
Awful moans and shrieks, wrathful
bangs and terrible cursing could be heard
issuing forth from 103 a certain after
noon after school. Then a woman’s piti
ful plea for silence, all to no avail. The
horrible sounds continued. What could
it be? Suddenly they stoj) and a piping
voice says, “That’s enough now, Judah.
Anyone else want to try out for ‘Peggy’?”
A very valuable addition to our school
is the new room in the cafeteria. It is
very popular and the old dining-room is
quite out of it. Although we don’t know
it to be a truth, it is whispered that the
room was opened especially for offensive
“Notice: Taxi service to the new build
ing via library book crates. See Coch
ran-Wimbish-Goodwin Van Company. All
wooden and china articles given special
The other day an innocent little Fresh
man, wandering aimlessly around in the
massive halls of our beautifuij Main
Building, chanced to stumble into 101.
Seeing the mimeograph machine he quick
ly found his way out and was hurrying
down the hall when Miss Beckwith met
him and asked his what was the matter.
“Er—er—nothing, ma’am. I was just
tryin’ to get outa the way of that spank
During the past week the Knights and
Ladies of G.H.S., having much leisure
time and being atistically inclined, de
cided to illustrate their happy domain
with their own hands. Here one artist
had drawn the castle itself, there the
busy kitchen-maids were pictured hurry
ing about their jobs, and even the dread
hangman’s noose was seen hanging men
acingly in a dark corner. Truly, they
had succeeded in changing the dreary
halls into living pictures.
'*G.H.S. nursery opened! Large crowds
attend the spectacular opening, and
scores are injured in the mad rush. A
few members of the Cradle Roll are the
following: Douglas, Burroughs, Phoenix,
Atwater, Henderson, McNairy, Cook and
Advice to the Love-lorn.
Dear Anna Nias:
I am a Senior boy in the Greensboro
High School and I played on the football
team. I am considered quite handsome
by the opposite sex, having curly blonde
hair and brown eyes.
Several days ago I took part in a lit
tle play at school in which I was sup
posed to be in love with one of the char
acters. Before the play I had apprehen
sions as to how my real love would take
it, but I didn’t really expect her to be
angry. She w.
Plow, dear Anna Nias, can I regain
her love, for I cannot play baseball with
out her inspiration.
Your trouble is most complex, but by
using my advice and plenty of Stacomb
you may succeed in winning back your
fair lady’s love.
Since you are an athlete, I suppose
you are quite strong. Therefore, my dear
boy, use cave-man tactics. “Accidentally”
step on her foot if she refuses to speak
to you, and without doubt she will quick
ly respond with a spirited remark. Pull
her hair playfully and I am sure she
will chase after you.
If this method does not succeed please
send the enclosed coupon and $1.98 to the
Eddy Kett Company and receive more
advice. Anna Nias.
CLASSES EDIT NEXT THREE
ISSUES OF “HIGH LIFE”
According to the yearly custom, the
next three issues of High Life will be
edited by Senior, Junior, and Sopbomore
classes, respectively. This not only gives
the regular editors a well-earned rest
from their tedious jobs, but it also trains
the journalists of the underclasses to
carry on this work in the future.
The issue this time is in the hands of
the Senior class, particularly Miss Til-
lett‘s and Miss Beckwith’s English
Such as thy words are so will thy af
fection be esteemed.—Socrates.
Dear Anna Nias:
I heard from a friend of mine that
you will help girls win the boys they love.
Please help me, for I am worrying my
I am a Junior girl and am really very
pretty, having brown bobbed hair and
blue eyes. As a sub-guard on the bas
ketball team I did splendid work.
Now tbe boy I love is very popular
and he holds a high position in the school.
My question is how I can win his love.
I know he loves me but he hesitates to
express himself. Please help me.
Your story is indeed sad and difficult
to solve. Follow my directions closely.
Authorities say “the way to a man’s
heart is through his stomach.” Therein
lies the solution of your trouble. Bring
sandwiches to school for him, buy him
ice-cream, cake, and candy. Also—and
this is most important—perfume your
hair with cheese. Rub a little onion on
your hands. This, my dear friend, will
surely win him.
I hope you will succeed. Come to me
with all your love troubles and I will
fix them as easily as I have this one.
SPANISH CLUB AGREES TO HAVE
“EATS” AT MEETINGS
The Spanish club met in A5 on Thurs
day, February 26. Mary McCollum, the
new president, presided.
Thelma Sherrill read the minutes in
Spanish. Walter Smalley, as chairman
of the committee on constitution, read
the rules and regulations which the com
mittee had decided on, with a few ad
After a few minutes’ discussion the
club unanimously agreed that those who
had their picture taken for the Annual
and who had later dropped from the
club should pay their share for the pic
All of the members agreed with Miss
Kelly when she suggested that the club
have some “eats” at the meetings.
The secretary gave a report on the
condition of the treasury and then the
club fell into a general discussion con
cerning something which is at present a
secret to the members.
LATIN CLUB HOLDS MEETLING
On Monday, March 2, at chapel period,
the Latin Club, Inter Nos, held an in
teresting and instructive meeting. Ken-
nett Blair, Imperator for the Romani,
who were in charge of the program, offi
ciated. The roll call was answered by
the principal parts of Latin verbs.
Ruth Heath gave an interesting ac
count of the “Early Life of Caesar.”
Miriam Block spoke on “Caesar, the
Man,” Mary Lynn Carlson on “Caesar’s
Characteristics,” and Evelyn Rives on
“Interesting Incidents in Caesar’s Life.
The meeting closed with Latin puns.
STAFF OF THIS ISSUE
Ediiar-in-Chief Garnett Gregory
Associate Editor Millard Todd
Associate Editor Michaux Crocker
Associate Editor Robert Stone
High Lights Editor Mary Thurman
Athletic Editor Elizabeth Hodgin
Athletic Editor William Koenig
Athletic Editor Edith Neal
A lumni Editor Betty Harrison
Literary Editor .... Marjorie Vanneman
Exchange Editor Louise Wysong
Assignment Editor Elizabeth Smith
Assignment Editor Howard Ryder
Scoop Editor Thelma Sherrill
Typist Editor Maxine Ferree
Typist Editor Lanier Griffin
Typist Editor Helen Forbis
Typist Editor Norman Greene
Faculty Adviser Miss Laura Tillett
Miss Winifred Beckwith
Curtis Wilson wishes now that he had
done more in G.H.S. He says one never
realizes how little use he has made of
his time until he reaches college where
so much must be made of it.
Howard Cagle sends word that he has
gone to San Antonio. He is planning to
enter the University of Southern Cali
fornia and specialize in architecture.
Nelson Meyers send his best wishes.
“I’ll never forget G.H.S.,” he says.
ECHOES FROM N. C. C. W.
Want to know why we came to N. C.
C. W.? Why, because we wanted to come
to a good college, of course. We wanted
to go to an A-1 school; we wanted to
learn something; we wanted to have a
good time. And Ave’re getting what we
wmnted, too. We’re having knowledge
just crammed into our poor little brains,
and we’re having the best time ever.
However, I don’t think that’s the main
reason for our coming out here. Prom
ise you won’t tell, and I’ll let you know
the secret. We came to N. C. C. W. be
cause we like fried chicken and choco
late cake and because we like to see our
mamas more than twice a year. Don’t
think we get the chicken and cake out
here; we get “goulosh” and “goat” in
stead. It’s on Sunday that we get the
good things to eat—on Sunday, when we
leave these poor girls over here to eat
w^eek-end salad and to be homesick while
we go home to be petted for a whole
It’s great; really it is. We knew it
wmuld be that way, so when we were
choosing our college, of course we picked
good old N. C. C. W. That, I think, is
the main reason wffiy we came to the best
college in the state. But remember, you
are not to tell a soul. ’Cause some folks
might call us little pigs and “mama’s
babies.” And really we’re not, do you
An Old G.H.S. Student.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO
Washington and Lee
Washington and Lee University, at
Lexington, Va., is located in the south
ern part of the beautiful and famous
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. With
broad fields, gently rolling, surrounding
the town, with the Alleghany and Blue
Ridge mountains only a few miles away,
and with two of the wonders of the
world—Natural Bridge and the Luray
Caverns—within a few hours’ drive by
auto, this school is ideally located.
Endowed by George Washington and
presided over by Robert E. Lee, this uni
versity is the embodiment of the ideals
of these two great men. Here their spir
its still live.
Many alumni of W’^ashington and Lee
have occupied, and many still occupy,
prominent positions in politics, on the
bench, and in the various fields of social
activity. During the last Presidential
election the Democratic nominee was a
graduate of Washington and Lee.
During the great World War the lead
ership of Washington and Lee alumni
was shown. Some of the important na
tional positions held by them were: Sec
retary of War, Ambassador to Great
Britain, Ambassador to Italy, Justice of
the Supreme Court, Solicitor-General of
the United States, and many others.
Washington and Lee offers strong
courses in Letters, Sciences, Commerce
and Accounting, and Law.
With Lexington as the home of such
men as Stonewall Jackson, M. F. Mau-
rey, and Robert E. Lee, and with many
historic events that have occurred in the
vicinity of the town, Washington and Lee
offers an inspiration to students that will
not be found elsewhere.