Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
The Greexsboro High: Schooi.
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’21
Entered as Second-Class Matter at the
Post Office, Greensboro, N. C.
Glenn Holder Editor-in-Chief
Lindsay Moore Business Manager
Ernest Williams „ Hi’sL Bus. ^ Circ Mgr.
Margaret Ferguson, Betty Brown
Georgia Stewart, Carlton Wilder
Elizabeth Rockwell Exchanges^
Marguerite Harrison Alumni
Claude Sikes Humor
Henry Briggs Graham Todd
Paul Wimbish Mary Tilley
Annie Younts Pauline Medearis
J. D. McNairy John Mebane
Fannie Rockwell James Clements
Nell Thurman Marguerite Mason
Cartoonist Edmund Turner
Faculta' Board of Advisers
Miss Inabelle G. Coleman Chairman
Mr. W. R. Wunsch Mr. A. T. Rowe
Mrs. Marv S. Ashford
The football man is a hero in the sight
of everybody except the man who has to
wait on his table.—Elon College Maroon
The highest compliment that can be
paid to man or woman is this: “There
goes one who never speaks ill of friend
or foe.”—Midway Student, Charlottes
ville High School, Virginia.
“California educational leaders to de
cide whether a student should think or
not,” says a recent headline. Well, of
all things to expect from a college stu
dent! Where will it stop?—N. C. State
It is safe to count on the fact that no
man is as wise or as foolish as he pre
tends to be.—R. H. 8. Life, Beloit High
Thirteen was certainly unlucky for
The new Aycock School publication,
Aycocky-Doodle-Doo. has a rousing title,
to say the least.
Mr. Broadhurst allows as how Greens
boro needs a Junior College. In our
humble opinion he knows what he is
talking about, and we are betting on
him to put it across.
Washington,, N. C. insists that Wash
ington, D. C., change its name, since
the North Carolina city boasted that
cognomen long before the capital was
built. That’s the spirit, Tarheelia
Washington. Don’t let ’em swipe your
name and get away with it just because
they’re bigger than you are.
The Glee Club sounded anything but
gleeful to us the other morning. In fact,
it sounded kind o’ sad. Come on out, you
would-be McCormicks and Carusos, and
put the glee in the Glee Club.
The members of the faculty gave Mr.
and Mrs. Phillips about everything in
the tinware line except a Ford.
“Publication Drive” is right. It near
ly drove us crazy, as well as furnishing
an incentive for violent assault and gen
New High School is needed, proclaims
the School Board. With all due re
spects to you, honored School Boardites,
we’ve been aware of that fact ever
since we first entered our “stall” in
“Barn A” four years ago.
THE NEW DEAN
“'Hie old school will never have an
other dean as good as Miss Killings-
worth,” a student was heard to remark
when it was announced last spring that
the universally popular Dean of Stu
dents was to accept a position as so
cial director of one of the dormitories
at N. C. C. W. His sentiment was the
concensus of opinion of the entire stu
'Hie impossible seems to have been
accomplished, however. From the very
first it was apparent that Miss Fannie
Starr Mitchell, newly appointed Dean,
is eminently fitted for the iiosition. The
by no means small or unimportant du
ties of the office are being performed
with the same quiet smoothness and lack
of friction that characterized the work
under Miss Killingsworth.
Efficiency and a certain air of warm
friendliness are the dominant notes in
Miss Mitchell’s personality. She inspires
a feeling of trust and confidence in ev
ery one with whom she comes in contact.
'Hie first conversation with her convinces
you that here is some one whom you wish
to number among your close friends.
During the nightmare of schedule
changes and attempted schedule changes,
which at a conservative estimate aver
age about five or six to each student.
Miss Mitchell calmly and cheerfully
itraightened out the difficulties, which
would have transformed almost any
average person into a raving maniac.
'Hie maximum of schedule convenience
and utility arranged by her with a min
imum of time and effort expended.
Miss Mitchell first came to Greens
boro as a Mathematics teacher in the
High School in 1921. Previously she
had served as a member of the faculty
in the Waynesville and Gastonia schools.
She received her A. B. degree at N. C.
C. W. and later studied at the Univer
sity of Wisconsin. At the end of the
school year of 1921-22 Miss Mitchell
became a teacher at IJndsay Street
school, where she remained until the
cpening of the present term, when she
came back to us as Dean of Students.
Already the new Dean has demonstrat
ed her ability, and her success in this
most important position is assured. We
may congratulate ourselves on having
;uch a capable person to serve as the
greatest personal link between the stu
dents and the faculty.
The reporter from the Daily News
avers that his camera hasn’t been the
same since he snapped the picture of
the High Life staff for publication in
his “Delayed Nuisance”. ’Tain’t our
fault. We gave him fair warning.
All during the summer they have work
ed to make it look respectable—the ter
race in front of the new building.
Horses and men have spent hours and
days of gruelling labor on that spot;
and with a touch of nature, the site is
now one of beauty.
Who does not prefer a beautiful
grassy campus to a rough, stony, hard
and bare one? Should there be such “na
ture blind” persons in our High School,
we give them full liberty to run and
jump and play like “two-year-olds” on
the terrace till there is no grass. And to
those boys who feel athletically inclined
after a hearty meal in the lunch-room,
we recommend that they work off that
inclination on the greensward down by
the branch. The terrace was never meant
for a gridiron or wrestling mat. But
the students who have common intelli
gence, we entreat that you do not walk
on it at random nor made a habit of
crossing it, because this will soon make a
path, and a path is out of place in such
Anything that is young is easily killed,
so “Please Keep Off the Grass.”
All who attended the Leaksville game
realized that G. H. S. was just bubb
ling over with earnest enthusiasm, more
real spirit than has been shown in many
years. A crowd took place of the us
ual handful of spectators, the band
played, the throng cheered. There was
an atmosphere of pep and interest, ot
courage-giving, strengthening support
that seemed to permeate the very nerve
fibers of the players. Seldom has the
Purple Whirlwind witnessed such an
expression of faith and confidence. Such
a spirit is highly commendable.
But here our ardor dampens and our
warmth of enthusiasm grows cold. The
other activities should be equally as
earnestly supported as the athletic teams.
Our publication, our literary clubs, and
our school government demand the back
ing of every student and teacher. In
stead of our careless disregard they
should be given our wholehearted sup
port. 'Hie atmosphere of stubborness
should he completely destroyed, and
willingness reign supreme if our school
is to be what it should. Carry the
splendid spirit of the grid-iron over into
the publication room, clubs and classes.
It will add zest to the work of editors
and writers, the debaters and declaimers.
Without the right spirit a program of
progress is hopeless. With such a spirit
here can be nothing but success.
'Hie love of books is a love which re
quires neither justification, apology, nor
WHERE DO WE EAT?
Greensboro High School, so we un
derstand, has an enrollment of 812 stu
dents. Of these 350, on the average,
patronizze the cafeteria daily. 'The
cafeteria employs six maids, who are
in the kitchen at all times, in addition
to a considerable amount of student
'Hie cafeteria provides the boys and
girls with a range of food covering ev
erything they could possibly wish for—•
at the lowest possible prices. Here
you get anything from a cold lunch to a
hot dinner, and know that it is prepared
in a scientific and sanitary manner and
served attractively. For twenty-five
cents—that is the average price paid by
students—you can purchase a satisfying
And yet only a very small proportion
of the students eat in the cafeteria. Of
course there are a few who go home to
lunch, and that is all right, but what
about the rest? 'They in all likelihood go
down to some dirty, stuffy store, pay
high prices for food of whose origin
and preparation they know nothing, and
eat it right there in those unsanitary
and unappetizing surroundings.
It is plain that this is an undesirable
condition. There is either a vast amount
of ignorance somewhere or else a tre
mendous lack of school spirit. If you’ve
never eaten in the cafeteria and don’t
believe what we tell you about it, why,
just try it once; we can guarantee the
result to be satisfactory. But if it’s
true that school spirit is lacking, we
know of only one thing to do, and that
is to get a, little of this intangible some
thing instilled in your bones. The ef
forts of the patriotic members of the
student body along with the line of con
vincing the reluctant ones will be ap
preciated. Students, this cafeteria is
put here for your benefit. Do your part;
Friday, October 9, 1925
Grocery Stores vs. High Schocl Cafeteria
.n iIL l\r\ ■'tZ'y
Score: G. S. 3 cal.—H. S. C. 97 cal.
“Best of luck to captain, coach, team
and high school.”
This telegram was sent to J. and W.
Watson by their father. They received
it just as they entered the Salisbury
“Hit the line hard for old G. H. S.
If you don’t, needn’t come home”.
Many of the students in Greensboro
High look upon the Dean of Students
as someone who writes admit and tardy
slips, makes schedule changes, and at
tends to other routine matters of the of
fice. They are sadly mistaken, for the
Dean is a person to whom the students
are expected to bring their troubles
when anything goes wrong, and she is
the confidant and adviser of both boys
The new Dean, Miss Fannie Starr
Mitchell, who has already proven that she
has all the prerequisites to excellently
take care of the personal element in the
relations between students and faculty,
expresses her sentiments in the follow
ing message to the student body: “In
our work together this year, girls, let’s
try to do things that will make us be
our best selves in every way—as stu
dents, or as friends. Our presence here
in the High School places upon us cer
tain obligations that are not borne by
those who do not enjoy our privileges.
Let’s meet those obligations. I.et's go
a step further, and do more than just
what is expected of us. Let’s make
others, as well as ourselves, glad that
we are here!
“The morale of our High School is
in our hands now. It has been upheld,
in the past, by the boys and girls who
have gone on into college and business
after having studied here. The spirit of
the Greensboro High School has been
one to be proud of. Let’s make it even
“When you think of something that
will help our school as a whole, or any
one of us in particular, come and let’s
talk it over. It is you who have the
close-up view of Lligh School conditions,
and so it is you who are best able to
suggest improvements. I’ll always be
glad to find time for a talk with any of
you, from eighth grader to senior. You
know where my office is. It’s yours as
well as mine. Call on me. Come and
let’s use it together for the good of
ourselves, each other, and our school!”
'That liicious morsel, the select pro
duct of nature’s bounteous fields of
“waving green”, the pride of Boston;
namely a bean, has been cruelly mal
treated, mistreated, bullied, tramped up
on, disfigured and misplaced in our high
school. What advantage has an innocent
bean to grow on a waxed, oiled, dirty,
and dusty floor? Alas, scores of their
numbers have been trampled under the
cruel foot of a heartless student. That
which would produce at the appalling
rate of “one-hundred-fold”, falls help
lessly into the waste-barrel from the
hands of the janitor, only to die in de
gradation, at the center of a hot incen-
Beans are out of place in a school
building from the standpoint of a neat
student and also from that of a self-
respecting bean, wishing to spring
forth in all the glory of a full-fledged
member of the Legume family.
From the appearance of our floors of
late, one would think that we were run
ning a beanery in our academy of edu
Arise, oh students of peaceful inclina
tions, and put a stop to this infernal
bean-throwing warfare, which is being
waged at full blast in the new building.
" THANKS TO P. T. A.
Miss Fannie Starr Mitchell, Dean of
Girls of Greensboro High School, voices
the sentiment of every teacher old and
new in the following note:
“The faculty of the public schools of
Greensboro wish to thank every parent
in the city for the cordial greetings
they received on stepping from the
train August 31. We appreciate your
entertaining us while we sought homes,
your finding us comfortable homes and
especially your automobiles so liberally
offered to us during those hot days.
We appreciate our P. T. A’s.”
THE TRAFFIC COP
By A. Driver
I am a driver of a skeeter, so I have
a natural dislike for all cops, but for
once I dropped this dislike and ap
proach our school cop on a friendly ba
sis (from the safety of my flivver).
Our school cop seemed to me to he
different. It must be because he has
no motorcycle, and hasn’t blown his
whistle since he has been here. When
I approached him he stepped out of the
way instead of making me go around
him. He has a cheerful expression on
his face, not like the rest of the cops.
He is so kind to the Freshmen. Why!
the other day he carried one across the
street! And he always stops the cars to
let them pass.
I just can’t understand this cop;
he seems to be almost human.
MADE ON FIRE PREVENTION
Monday, September 28, all girls who
were going to enter training, met with
Miss Summerell and received instruc
tions. A large number of girls signed
up and this year promises to be a suc
cess in that field.
In the week of October 5 to 10 a
fire prevention week was held in the
Greensboro High School. Everything
was done to encourage the students to
be careful in regard to fire. Very in
teresting programs were held in Chapel
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The
following were speakers:
Monday—J. R. Hinton.
Tuesday—R. E. Denny.
Wednesday—C. W. Gold.
Mr. Charley has been so busy cooking
since he moved into his new home that
he thinks it’s hot everywhere. How
’bout the only straw hat at the game?