Thursday, April 9, 1925
Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
The Greensboro High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’21
Editor-in-Ohief Lois Dorsett
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
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. Btisiness Mgr P. B. Whittington
Circidation Manager Martha Broadhurst
FactiUy Head Miss Inabelle Coleman
Faculty Adviser Mr. W. R. Wunsch
Faculty Adviser Miss Geraldine Kelly
Faculty Adviser Miss Mary Wheeler
SPIRIT OF EASTER
The air was heavy with the sweet odor
of dew-drenched olive blossoms. The
sun was slowly creeping above the dis
tant horizon, casting a soft glow over
the freshly awakened earth. The tiny
buds on the olive trees had burst into
bloom at the first gentle kisses of the
spring breeze and the warmth of the
smiling sun. A dove cooed softly to its
mate in a nearby laurel bush. All was
peaceful, and an air of contentment and
joy flowed over a weary and hopeless
world, healing the bleeding hearts and
lifting up the downcast spirits. It was
spring in Jerusalem—not only the spring
that awakens the flowers from sleep and
calls back the song of birds from their
exile; but the spring that awakens the
soul and spirit to the love and under
standing of Christ. Spring and Easter
are synonomous, for they both witness
How far we have strayed from the
true spirit of Easter! Spring makes us
feel happy and gay. We are glad when
the birds have come back, when the flow
ers make bright the landscape, and when
the trees put forth their restful green
foliage. We are glad, too, when Easter
comes, but why are we glad? Is it be
cause we feel, beneath the stirring of
the growing things about us, a deeper
joy, a fuller peace, or a purer motive?
Mary Magdalene came to the sepulchre
bringing to her Lord the greatest of all
gifts—her love. She had no costly gown
in which to adorn herself; and little did
she care; for her only thought was that
of the Master she so dearly loved. All
material possessions were as naught to
her when she was bearing gifts to Him.
As we enter our places of worship on
Easter Sunday how many hearts will
beat a little faster because we realize
the full meaning of the sacrifice that
Christ made for us? How many feel the
sacredness of that meeting and the love
for which He gave His life? Christ en
dured many mistreatments that no earth
ly being would tolerate. He pleads with
us; but we hear Him not, for we are
wrapped in ecstasy over the attraction
our new garments are causing. Do our
thoughts wander from the words that
His disciple is saying; do we forget why
the choir is singing that wonderful song
of resurrection? We bow our heads in
prayer, but do we thank Him for the
love that never dies, for the everlasting
life that He has made possible for us?
It is difficult for us to picture the cross
on Calvary and our crucified Lord. Have
we allowed the love of material posses
sions to crowd out love for the spiritual?
“Still He calls, in cares and pleasures,
Christian, love me more than these.”
talent must be developed by use. One
does not have to possess talent, however,
to succeed. Life is what we make it—
what we put into it. Success does not
always mean wealth or fame. If we are
fighting life’s battles with all we have,
with the whole strength of body and fire
of soul, we are succeeding.
The habits we make in everyday life
today will remain with us in broader
fields of endeavor tomorrow. However
important our little successes may seem
to us today, their value is slight com
pared to the habit we are acquiring of
striving for the top. If we shirk re
sponsibilities and depend on others, we
shall have those same qualities through
life. Or if we doggedly perform our
tasks, seeing nothing more than drudgery
in them, we are closing to our future
selves the opportunity of self-expression
in our work. But if we utilize our ener
gies, lose ourselves in joyous effort, suc
cess cannot be thwarted, for we have
won the qualities which make it so. For
energy is as opposed to drudgery’s labor
as it is to shiftless idleness; it is some
thing positive and spirited. It is power
efficiently and forcibly exerted. In school
life, whether or not we make the honor
roll, the football team, the star role, if
we work with enthusiasm and purpose
we are succeeding, for energy always
wins the way.
FIT VIA VI
Energy wins the way! There is noth
ing that cannot be accomplished by vital
effort and loyal labor. No matter how
skilled or talented we are, we cannot
succeed by mere personal endowment;
One of the most important things that
we can cultivate in our school life is
quietness. The things which we develop
in our high school days usually remain
with us all through our lives, so it is
important that we guard against doing
the things of which we will be ashamed
after our school days are over.
Let us learn to be quiet in our class
rooms, in tbe cafeteria, and in the halls,
and not to loiter in the basements and
on the stairs carrying on a loud and noisy
conversation. We should remember that
though we are not on class we may be
interrupting those who are studying. To
run through the buildings without re
gard for the noise we are making shows
rudeness and lack of manners on our
part. We reallj'- do not mean to be rude,
it is true, but let us try to be more
careful and remember these things. “Life
is not so short but that there is always
time enough for courtesy.” Let us go
about doing our tasks in a quiet way
so as not to intrude on the rights of
Not only in consideration of others,
but for our own good let us learn to
be quiet, for we are judged by the man
ner in which we conduct ourselves. If
we desire to make a good impression on
others we must act and talk in a way
that wins their respect. It takes a cer
tain amount of quietness to give us ease
and poise. The little things we do
thoughtlessly will somehow affect our
future lives for a habit once started is
hard to break. If we cultivate quiet
ness and attention to others our minds
become more receptive both to the op
portunities and to the beauties around
us. In silence only can we grow. “Silence
is the college yell in the school of ex
Hattie May Greene.
What’s the matter with us anyway?
Does it seem strange to you that we
won the track meet and baseball games
and didn’t win the triangular debate?
It is surely not because we have not
tried, for those who went to the debate
certainly saw signs of hard work both
on the part of the students and that of
the teachers. Why then don’t we come
out ahead—as Winston is doing?
Well, perhaps we aren’t supporting
them as we should. Are we upholding
the activities, especially the intellectual
outside activities, such as debates, plays,
and declamation contests, as we should?
From the crowd at the triangular debate
I should say not. It was pretty well
attended, but folks, that auditorium
should have been packed and overflow
There is nothing that can run a school
down more than to uphold athletics and
let the debaters and declaimers go. To
attend the games of all kinds is per
fectly fine and no school can have the
proper spirit without it; but really, now,
let’s give to all extra-curricula activities
our attention! Betty Brown.
O. HENRY’S WORKS
Of course everyone knows about the
new library and has enjoyed the bigger
and better lighted room and the adjoin
ing room where the new magazines and
fiction are found; but how many have
looked over the new books? Those who
have, have surely been repaid—interest
ing and exciting novels, biographies,
books helpful in our work, and last but
not least, a beautiful new set of O. Hen
ry. This should be of more interest to
us than probably any other, for was not
O. Henry, the great shortstory writer,
one of Greensboro’s own sons?
All of us should know the story of
O. Henry’s life, but who could tire of
reading more? On the O. Henry shelf
there is a biography of O. Henry that
should be doubly interesting to us, for
not only is it about a Greensboro man,
but it was written by a former distin
guished citizen of Green.sboro, Dr. C.
Dr. Smith and O. Henry were intimate
boyhood friends and much of the charm
of the book is due to this fact. O. Hen
ry’s life story was a most varied and
interesting one. He once remarked, “Fic
tion is tame as compared with the ro
mance of my own life.”
The writer gives first his ancestry and
the story of his boyhood days in Greens
boro, which O. Henry called “a somno
lent little southern town” and for which
he had a deep affection. Always a dream
er, his interest in historic things was
quickened by the nearness of Guilford
battle ground and by the fact that some
of the logs of the Martinsville courthouse
in Revolutionary days were brought to
Greensboro and formed a part of the
Porter home, and O. Henry used to ex
hibit with boyish pride an Indian arrow
head he found sticking in one of them.
The writer devotes many interesting-
chapters to O. Henry’s life on a Texas
ranch that gave atmosphere and flavor to
the nineteen stories that make up his
“Pleart of the West.” Later O. Henry
did newspaper work in Austin and Hou
Then came the shadowed years which
Dr. Smith most delightfully touches upon
with the desire to prove him only a “vic
tim of circumstances” and entirely inno
cent of the wrong-doing with which he
was charged. During these years O. Hen
ry found time to write and thus turned
a stumbling block into a stepping stone.
Dr. Smith says O. Henry had come into
his own; he had passed from journalism
His later years were spent in New
York. During his eight years in New
York he learned more of the inner life
and succeeded better in giving it a voice
than anyone else had ever done.
He died in a hospital in New York
with these words: “Turn up the lights,
I don’t want to go home in the dark.”
A German club was formally organized
Friday, February 20. The officers are:
President, Bob Stone; vice-president,
Marion Shaw; treasurer, Lacy Wyrick,
ind secretaiy, Marjorie Vanneman.
HONOR ROLL FOR MARCH
’Virginia Bain, Lois Dorsett, Ethel
Morgan, Elizabeth Smith. Elizabeth
Stone, Bob Stone, Helen P’elder.
Byron Sharpe, Dorothy Lea, Mary
Lyon, Edward Mendenhall, James Tid
well. Margaret Ferguson. Glenn B.
MacLeod, Katie Stewart, Edwin Lash-
ley, James Robinson, Helen Stockard,
Mary Price, P. B. Whittington, Bernice
Apple, Betty Brown, Mary L. Carlson,
Virginia Douglas, Mary Elizabeth King,
Cynthia Vaughn, Mary J. Wharton,
Henry Biggs, Charles Graff, J. D. Mc
Nairy, Carlton Wilder, Mary Lyon
Leak, Helen Shuford, Ruth Lewis.
Garnett Gregory, Virginia Jackson,
Bernice Henley, Helen Forbis, Mary
Roach, Maxine Ferree, Elizabeth Cart-
land, Beatrice Williams, Walter Smal
ley, Frances Elder, Louise Wysong,
Lynwood Neal, Marshall Campbell, Or-
den Goode, Dorothy Mayes, Margaret
Crews, Thelma Sherrill, Lola Michaux,
Weldon Beacham, Marguerite Mason,
Hilda Smith, Elizabeth Campbell, Ruby
Elliott, Mary McCollum, Pauline Me-
dearis, Annie Yount, Mary Tilley,
Ruth Simpson, Esther Shreve, Ruth
Heath, Sara Mendenhall, Myra Wil
kinson, Beverly Moore, Ruth Abbott,
Margaret Hackney, Kathleen Lashley,
Wilfred Sisk, Margaret Sockwell, Lu
cille Atkins, Margaret Benlock, Doro
thy Donnell, Sarah Ferguson, Lois
PYeeland, Sadie Sharp, Nina Wray,
Russell Whittemore, William Byers,
James Stidham, Hattie May Green.
James Springfield, Annie Cagle, Wil
ma Caudle, Rebeckah Lowe, Clyde
Norcum, Wilma Long, Ruth McFuage,
Doris Hogan, Margaret Britton, Leno-
High Lights On “Hi’
Spring is here! To poets the appear
ance of the first flower is the sign of the
season, and to the fashion followers,
straw hats and vivid hues; but to us
high school folks, the time of the year
is announced by slumberers on class and
flourishing baseballs and bats.
Just a gentle hint of what’s to come.
The state music contests are to be held
at N. C. C. W. this year, and G. H. S.
has entries in most of the events. There
is some fine musical talent over here,
and under Mr. Miller’s direction we be
lieve we have a pretty good chance of
"We wonder what significance there was
in the way the lights and bells behaved
at the debate the other night. Maybe
they thought that Winston was liable to
win and that the debate was better end
ed. If this is true, we’ll have to teach
them to be better sports.
Tom Cochran seems to be quite inter
ested in baseball, especially when the
girls are playing. The other day we
caught him doing the honors as umpire.
We wonder how he likes the job.
The track and baseball teams have
been doing splendid work lately, and cer
tainly deserve more support then they
have been getting. Where is the old-
time pep, folks?
.Mary Lynn Carlson
Associate Editcrr ..
Associate Editor ...
... Hattie May Green
.. Sarah Mendenhall
Exchange Editor ..
Literary Editor ....
Mary Jane Wharton
Ida May Myers
Facidty Adviser ...
What was the cause of so many mem
bers of the fair sex trooping into Barn B
with candy or flowers on March 23rd?
Was it someone’s birthday?
Spring holidays in Winthrop College
gave us the pleasure of a little visit from
Miss Jane Summerell, year before last
head of the Latin department at G. H. S.
How good it seemed to see her in halls
again! Last year Miss Summerell took
her H.A. at Teachers College, Columbia
University. How we wish she were here
instead of at Winthrop College this year!
We wonder why the auditorium is so
quiet at sixth period. There used to be
a musical concert every day, but this
has stopped since Miss Grogan has been
made policeman of the beat. Do you
suppose she had any influence on our
Some folks go wild over the purple
and gold during the football season; but
when spring comes, and football passes,
they fail to see the purple of the violets
and the gold of the daffodils.
Girls, this won’t do! Every day when
the boys’ glee club starts to practice
they sound like they might drown you
out. You’d better look to your laurels.
They seem to be in danger.
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The Judge, Minneapolis, Minn.
A pleasing originality of thought and
arrangement is found in the columns of
your paper. You are a good tonic; come
Cupo Coffee, C. C. H. S., Enterprise, Ala.
We are delighted to get acquainted
with your “Who’s Who” in your school
as introduced in your last paper. Where
are the exchanges this week?
Loudspeaker, Elizabeth, N. C.
From your reports of the debates and
essays, we are encouraged about the fu
ture of our country in the matter of the
supply of speakers and writers.
Live Wire, New Berry, Vermont.
The attractive arrangement of your
magazine is deserving of much praise.
The article on Abraham Lincoln in the
literary department of the paper is very
interesting, but the writer needs to con
sult a good biography of Lincoln to get
the facts regarding the place of his as
sassination, which was not in Richmond,
Va., but in Washington, D. C. We are
impressed by your method of reporting
school news. In fact, there is a worth
while tone in every page.
Holidays ! To me that is the grandest
word in the English language. Oh, yes,
I simply adore Winthrop, but since they
do work us terribly hard, a holiday is
always appreciated. Between six courses
we squeeze in lots of fun.
There is little to say about Rock Hill,
for without the 1600 Winthrop girls I
seriously doubt that Rock Hill would
I always would save the best for the
last. My English teacher is none other
than our own Miss Jane Summerell.
Jennie Trotter and Virginia Denny
are having quite a long holiday due to
having been exposed to the mumps.
We hear that the teachers at G. C. W.
say that their best students are G. H. S.
graduates. Aren’t we proud of our
“State’s great, but they work us aw
ful hard. We don’t have must time to
get into mischief,” writes Robert White-
“I’m crazy about Flora MacDonald,
but nothing’s better than G. H. S. to
me,” says Virginia Fields.
We are glad to hear that our boys at
Davidson are doing well in athletics.
Harry Smith’s out for track and is
showing great form in the low hurdles
and the high and broad jump. Arthur
Gray is also showing up well in track.
We hear that Jimmy McAlister is
working hard every afternoon; that is
explained by the fact that he is out for
Charlie Harrison’s excellent work as
second baseman on the freshman team at
Davidson has had to stoji for the time
being on account of a twisted ankle. He
is now walking around on crutches.
Charles Lipscomb and Bobby Wilkins
have gone with the U. N. C. glee club
to Kansas City to enter the glee club
contest to be held there.
The former captain of the G. H. S.
track team, Bobby Wilkins, is doing well
on the freshman track team at Carolina
and is one of the leading contenders for
the 440-yard run.
“Jeff” Fordham has distinguished him
self and G. H. S. is proud of him. Just
listen! He was unanimously elected
president of the student body for next
year. He is a track star, has made his
letter in football and is active in other
campus activities. This is not all—“Jeff”
has made the honor roll for his three
years’ stay at U. N. C.
The election of Junior and sub-Senior
marshals always calls for interest and
speculation at this time of the year. The
following were elected marshals at a
meeting of the Junior class: P. B. Whit
tington, chief; Edwin Lashley, Ned Lips
comb, Orden Goode, Billy Grubbs, Mar-
gueritte Mason, Hilda Smith, M?riam
luttle, Margueritte Harrison, Elizabeth
Crews, and Inez Murray. These students
will function in the office of marshal on
many occasion between now and the end
of commencement in June.
Marshals are chosen for certain quali
ties: punctuality, faithfulness, thought
fulness, and courtesy to young and old.
So it is a distinct honor to be selected
for this position.
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