Friday, December 18, 1925
Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
'I'liE Gbeexsboho Ilioii School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’21
Entered as Second-Class Matter at the
Post Office, Greensboro, N. C.
Glenn Hokler Editor-in-Chief
Lindsay Moore Business Manager
Ernest Williams, Asst. Bus. & Circ. Mgr.
Margaret Ferguson, Betty Brown
Georgia Stewart, Carlton Wilder
Elizabeth Rockwell Exchanges
Marguerite Harrison Alumni
Claud Sikes Humor
Henry Biggs Graham Todd
Paul Wirnbish Mary Tilley
Elizabeth Caniiibell Hilda Smith
J. I). McNairy Jolin Mebane
b'annie Rockwell James Clements
Nell 'rimrman Marguerite Mason
Louis Brooks Adelaide Hilton
Cartoonist . Edmund Turner
Faculty Board of Advisers
Miss Inabelle G. Coleman Chairman
Mr. W. R. Wunscb Mr. A. T. Rowe
Mrs. Mary S. Ashford
A stiKient body that won't be beaten,
can't be t'‘aten. .Maroon anil (/old, Elon
Don't bust uj) liefore Cbristinas-
tbere's a reason. ■Ctirolhiian. N.C.C.W.
Over at X. C. C. W. the girls are evi
dently glutting ])lenty of goulash. Well,
misery loves company. -'I'he Technician.
State College. ^
Christmas Holidays! Hoo-ray! Who
ever invented 'em pulled off on? hum
dinger of a job of invention.
(i. 11. S's. letter to Santa ('laus: Dear
Santa: Please bring ns a new high
school building and you can leave out
all the rest. I’. S. All excejit a new
typewriter for the Journalism room so's
the Hum Like Staff won't fuss so much
about tlie one they got.
“J. W. Bailey vSays High School
(’ourses .\re 'I'oo Hard"- Headline. At
last a jiolitician with some sense!
Them's our sentiments exactly, Josiab.
Congratulations, Cap'll Ned. You de
“Red Grange Shoots to 'I'op Like Me
teor" Headline. '1'rouble is, he'll shoot
down again faster'n a streak of greased
ligbtnin' with twin Liberty motors in a
We beard one foolish Freshman make
bis resolution the other day. “No D's
next semester for me," quoth be. No,
not until be gets bis first report there
When the Florida bubble bursts the
Dixie Highway will be a one-way thor
oughfare for north-bound traffic only.
Our front page blossoms forth this
issue with a picture of Mr. Wunscb with
all the trimmin's. A real man gets a
little well-deserved publicity.
“Just Suppose" went over big. Some
future Jane Powells, Mitzies, and John
Drinkwaters were uncovered in our
midst. And the success of the play w'as
another laurel wreath on Mr. Wunsch's
already highly-honored brow'.
Seventeen days for Christinas vaca
tion. Four hundred and eight hours of
freedom from dull classroom cares!
Sounds good, doesn’t it? A pretty good
Christmas gift from the powers that be
in things scholastic, seems to us.
During these days we can forget
schoolbooks and their wearisome con
tents, the strife and struggles over the
D’s and the imminence of D’s, V)one-dry
history lectures, dead men's dreary phil-
osojihies and fancies in the form of un
necessary and uncalled - for rules of
English grammar -everything but hav
ing a good time doing as we please.
Hooray! Merry Christmas To All!
I’he members of the High Life Staff
unite in wishing the student body a sea
son of happy thoughts and joyful mo
ments. 'I'o the teachers we extend our
heartfelt wishes for seventeen days of
fun and freedom from endless struggles
with dumb students and the ceaseless
worries and work of a pedagogue's lot
in life. May everybody have a wonder
ful time, and come back to school on
.January t with fresh enthusiasm and a
store of hajijiy memories.
“A Littlk Child Shall Lkad Them” - - - Ed. Turner
If anyone thinks enough of us to ask
us to share a party w’ith them it is cer
tainly the least we can do to acknow’-
ledge the Invitation. During the 17
Christmas holidays especially we have
numerous telejihone and mailed invita
tions which require a response to enable
the host or hostess to prepare for the
correct number. Many hosts have been
disa})])ointed and financially and socially
embarrassed because of either forget
fulness or ill manners on the part of
some guest in not notifying their cor-
resjiondent of the absence.
‘Tyife is not so short but there is tiii'n
enough for courtesy.’’ Even if our du
ties of life demand a great deal of time
that is no excuse for neglect of little
courteous tilings according to some
great author. If we can find time to
learn courteous acts, then let us take
time to do the polite act.
With the advent of the Christmas
season, the time of the year is at hand
when all living things draw nearest to
God. Over the sinful, hardened world
there settles a sjiirit of almost C'hrist-
like gentleness and kindliness. All of
God's creatures -even to the most low
ly as well as the highest—feel this
.s])irit on Christmas day.
'I’here is a beautiful old tradition that
with the stroke of twelve on Christmas
Eve the beasts of the field and the for-
e.-.t kneel down and remain in reveren
tial re])ose while ('hrist's day is born.
In the stillness and hush of the early
morn, so the story goes, when God aiul
the heavenly hosts draw near to tliat
sleeping world, tin* wild animals in the
forest cease to ])rowl and, together with
tlie (locks and herds in stable and fold
respond in wide-eyed wonder to the
spirit that is in the air. Certain it is
that around Christmas time even the
cock's crow has a note of something
mysterious and almost holy in its clear
ly-ringing challenge to he up and do
ing. Among mankind, even the most
hardened criminal feels the Christinas
glow and, despite his struggles against
them, warm thoughts of home, mother,
and hapjiiness creep into his crime-
steeped soul. And so it is with all of
Christmas is a season of deep thought
and significance, but it is also one of
gayety and good cheer. 'I'he urge to
give is an essential part of it. Nine
teen hundred and twenty-five years ago
God gave the world its greatest gift.
On a bed of straw in a humble manger
it lay, in the person of a tiny babe—
.lesus Christ, who brouglit eternal life
to mankind. It is natural that today
we are made happy by giving on Christ
mas. The happy light that is in the
eyes of a child when it gives its mother
the gift it has saved its pennies to buy
is a Ciod-like thing.
We poor mortals are unable to de
fine the Christmas spirit. We only
know that we feel a warm glow' inside,
and material things fade into insignifi
cance before an all-iiervading sense of
peace and good will to mankind. It
makes us keenly aware that there is
an all-pow'erful Being watching over us
from heaven above, and that he is very
near to us on this day.
Let never day nor night unhallow’d pass,
But still remember what the Lord hath
—Shakespeare, Henvy VI.
W. R. WUNSCH
W. R. (Bobby) Wunscb came to
Greensboro at the beginning of the
spring semester in the school year of
192J-2I as a member of the faculty at
the old Junior High on Lindsay Street.
'I'here he directed the publication of
“Lindsay Lou", Junior High new'Sjiaper,
composed and coached an operetta.
“Dreams of (). Henry," which jiroved
very successful. He came over to Cen
tral High when the Junior High was
moved to the newly constructed “nurs
ery" in the fall term of 1921-25, where
he taught German during that year.
Mr. Wunscb is tlie founder of the Cre
ative English class, which was inaugurat
ed at the oiiening of school this fall. In
addition to teaching tliis subject, Mr.
Wunsch is the instructor of the class in
Dramatics, which he founded also. Since
coming to G. H. S. he has very success
fully coached several plays, including
“.Seventeen", “M%st Suppose", “Peggy",
and others. He is the fouiuler and fac
ulty advisor of High Life.
Mr. Wunscli is a man of big dimensions
in everything that goes to make u]> a
real leader of men. He has strong ]ier-
sonality, a w’onderful character, and a
lyiberal jiortion of executive ability. He
directs a large number of activities here
in the High School, and he is successful
in all of Ihem. Much of the success that
has come to the publications and to
dramatics in G. H. S. during the ]>ast
two years indirectly attributed to his
A dreamer who makes his dreams
come true is Mr. Wunsch. A born
creator, he ins])ires others to exjiress
themselves and grow thereby. A man
with the finest of ideals and the high
est motives, he exerts a siilendid influence
for good over those w'ho are under his
leadershij). He is one of the greatest
assets of Greensboro High School.
THE NEW YEAR
Suddenly the silent jieacefulness of the
calm night is broken as through the still
ness a joyous sound peals forth and the
New Year is ushered in with the gay
ringing of bells.
The New' Year! Is it possible w’e ask,
for it seems but a few days since w'e
stood on the brink of 1925, that another
year is upon us? Yes, it is quite possi
ble, almost too possible for 1926 has
come too quickly for some of us.
It seems very strange that another
wonderful year of opportunity has slip
ped by and yet when w’e at G. H. S.
look back over 1925 w'e find that for us
1925 has been a very successful year.
Our school paper found for itself a high
place in the realm of high school papers,
our football team made the best show
ing in foot-ball that has been made in
^tar of Cljrtsitma^
Bg C’akltox Wii.dek
Evcri/thing changeit. I.ike grag phaniom.s flme
The gears lo the past in a liniiilcs.s rozc.
But blazing through evil a palhtvag of light,
Stilt gleams forth a star in the easterlg night;
The love of the Master, so potent though mild,
Inves gel in the innoeeni faith of a ehild.
years at Ci. H. S. Our scholarship has
grown better. And last, but not least,
we have learm'd how to lose as well as
how' to w’in.
If 1926 can sliow as much ])r(>gress as
1925 has w'e will win: The cuj) at the
new'spaper convention, the state cham-
j)ionship in foot-hall and our scholarshij)
will continue to rise until it rivals the
The New Year! A whole year of new
op])ortunities is open to us to use and
make the most of. Come students of (i.
PL S., let us advance even farther during
1926 than we have in 1925. Let us make
1926 a year that for G. H. S. w'ill be the
very best it has ever known.
A gentlemen’s agreement—a dare and
a dare challenged—between tw’o well
known parties, the beloved Mr. Charles
W. Philips and the Hon. Graham Todd,
Esq. resulted in freeing the last named
gentleman from any scholastic obliga
tions whatsoever for one whole day; in
other w'ords Todd w’as the glad receiver
of a holidaj'. Mr. Philips gave his w'ord
and the holiday was earned.
It seemed that w'hile discussing topics
of mutual interest w'ith Graham, the
honor roll became a point of discussion,
and the generous hearted Mr. Philips,
hoping to inspire a desire for scholar
ship in the young man’s heart, said that
he w'ould give the youth a holiday if he
made the honor roll that month. Now'
the G. H. S. principle is not a man to
jump at a thing too quickly; he under
stood perfectly that the highly respected
“Runt” was not on the honor roll, nor
did it seem that his chances were un
usually bright; so at the time he ap
peared to be taking no great risk. In
deed, the odds were tw’enty to one in
favor of Philips until the last moment.
No one expected Todd to win.
'Phen the honor roll w’as published,
and behold G. Todd's name was among
them; he decided that he W'ould make
the honor roll and did it. Mr. Philips
realized that there arc G. H. S. boys
that W'ill take challenges and can do the
thing when they try. The gentleman’s
agreement was kept to the letter, and
Todd was allowed to toddle freely along
for a whole day.
N. C. C. W. DORMITORIES
LOOK DARK AND DREARY
The dormitories of the State w’omen's
college, usually flooded with light, are
dark and drear. Ha])py faces that
beamed exultantly with life are cheer
ing the family as it gathers around the
Christmas fireside “back at home,” mer
ry voices no longer roll through the long
corridors of Spencer and Shaw ladened
W'ith their joyous greetings. The build
ings take on the appearance of a skele
ton devoid of life, cold gaunt build
ings that seemed ghostly outlined against
the dense blackness of the woodland.
What a lifeless atmosphere to i)ervade
the walls of the college on the eve of
the birthday of the Savior—how quiet,
As the night throws its cloak of shad
ow's around the masses of brick and mor
tar a light appears in a lone window,
like some faint ember of a dying fire.
Perhaps, in the lighted room there is a
lonely soul too far from home to go
back for Christmas, back to Japan
across the sea, or back to the hearth in
a distant state. She may be working her
way through college too poor to return
to her humble home. How' lonely must
be that spirit!
WHEREON THE SAVIOUR OF THE
WORI.D WAS BORN.
It was the calm and silent night
Seven hundred years and fifty-three
Had Rome been growing up to might
And now' -w'as queen of land and sea.
No sound W'as heard of clashing w'ars.
No really man ever thought himself so.