Friday, April 9, 1926
Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
T HE Greexsboro High School
Greensboro, N. C.
GREEN FRESHMEN VS. GREEN
Founded by the Class of ’21
Green Freshmen and green vegetables
make quite a combination; and the
strange part of this is that the fresh
men seem less popular than the vegeta
bles, excepting a few such as spinach
Entered as Second Class Matter at the turnips. The dictionary definition
Post Office, Greensboro, N. C.
Freshjiex High Life Staff
Editor-in-Chief Louis Brooks
John Lindeman Clyde Norcom
Elizabeth Boyst Adelaide Fortune
Ed Lewis Rose Goodwin
Dixon Thacker John Foster
Catherine Moser Ed Michels
Mary Long Benbow Susan Gregory
Carl Jones Mary B. Williams
Harold Cone Franklin Morrison
William Meek Daphne Hunt
Lydia Ballance Leota Hall
It is always the one who has the
energy to start and the determination
to fulfill that gets anywhere.—The Hi
Rocket, Durham High School.
for vegetables is “any of the eatable
plants”. It seems that the high school
definition for freshmen is “any of the
beatable animals”, at least, it seems that
way to the freshmen who try to be a
little too fresh.
Green vegetables are supposed to be
the staff of life. This week green Fresh
men are supposed to be the Staff of
High Life. They are, too.
These Green Freshmen are going to
play the part of green vegetables; that
is the part of the invigorating element.
They will keep everyone cheered up and
on their toes all the time, and will fol
low right along with the rest and keep
up the standards of G. H. S. When
their turns come later to hold up the spi
rit or our school, just watch their speed.
Green vegetables keep everybody go
ing; gr^n grass keeps everybody mow
mg; and Green Freshmen will keep
up everybody’s showing.
The future of our country lies in
the development of the young boys and
girls of today—Kirbg-Smith Echo,
Kirby-Smith Junior High, Jacksonville,
Failure is but a spur to those who re
ceive it right, to go once more into
the fight.—Sky High, Asheville High,
Asheville, N. C.
An ideal man is one whose actions are
a benefit to other people, the man who
lends encouragement and help, who
eliminates bad influence and receives the
good—Cup O’ Coffee, Coffee County
High School, Enterprise, Ala.
Quo Vadis? If you were asked this
simple question, would you know which
road in your life you are taking?—The
Needle, Atlanta, Iowa.
Why is it that there are some great
men whose memories the world will not
let die?—Manual Arts Weekly, Los
If you don’t like this issue of High
Life, “blame it on the Freshies.” This
is the result of our efforts, for better
or for worse.
Always when somebody has to take
the short end of a deal, a Freshie is the
goat. Whadda we care, though? Some
body has to get the knocks. And any
way, we’re only Freshies temporarily-—
at least we hope that’s the case.
Dependability is a trait to be desired
more than fine gold. Without it genius
is but a neglible quality, originality is
worth but little, and talent is a vain sort
The outstanding trait of the newly-
elected editor-in-chief of High Llfe
for next year, Betty Brown, is dependa
bility. If Betty makes a promise, that
promise will be carried out if it is
within the providence of heaven and
earth that it should be carried out.
All the attributes necessary to filling
this office—possibly the most exacting
in Greensboro High School—are Betty’s.
Character, writing ability, executive
talent, a willingness for hard work, de
pendability, personality—she has them
all. One of the best scholars in the
High School, she was worn a star-
emblematic of an A average in her
studies—since the present system of
scholarship awards was first inaugurat
ed. She has taken a prominent part
in appearing in “Just Suppose” as one
of the leading characters. She is an
enthusiastic supporter of all school
athletics, although she is not an athlete
herself. During the past year she has
served very capably on the Hlgh Life
as an associate editor.
All indications point to a banner year
during 192-27 under Betty’s leadership
for the school paper. Certainly the
Junior Class made no mistake in electing
her to fill this important position.
territory were inside the city limits and
paid city taxes, but were compelled to |
send their children to county schools. In
justice to them it was absolutely nec
essary to extend the school district. The
extra five cents will provide the neces
sary taxes to make up for the amount
that will be lost to the county from
the territory to be taken in.
Every citizen of Guilford county, those
in High Point and Greensboro as well
as the people of the rural districts, will
pay this tax. In the cities a special tax
is levied for the upkeep of the superior
city schools. Therefore, some of the
taxes derived from the wealth of the
cities will go toward keeping up the
schools of the less wealthy county dis
This measure means better schools and
better teachers all over the county. Al
though it met with stiff opposition at
the polls, it represents a decided vic
tory for the forces of education. E.
D. Broadhurst, chairman of the Greens
boro school board, who was instrumental
in putting it across, deserves the highest
praise. The women of Greensboro work
ed hard for the proposal and also de
serve a generous share of the credit for
THE COMMUNITY CHEST
The ways in which we can help man
kind are by service and cooperation.
Through the community chest we can
render a great deal of service.
Once every year the boys and girls
of G. H. S. are called on to give
service. Last year when the campaign
was launched here, every room in the
high school went 100%. Even though
the sum of money raised was not so
great it showed that the spirit was there.
This spirit of cooperation is what we
want to establish in this school as well
as in the city.
The money raised by this drive goes to
aid the poor, needy, and helpless peo
ple as well ns to support organizations
such as the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C.
A. This plan enables us to give aid to
those who are not so fortunate as we.
When, we, the students of G. H. S.,
become citizens we shall appreciate more
fully the importance and value of habits
of service. After we leave school and go
out into the world there will be many
ways to lend service, and we shall ap
preciate the habit formed in Greensboro
High School although it may now seem
to us only a trifle.
A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
If the fish stories manufactured Easter
Monday and told around G. H. S. this
week are true, the Guilford County
amphibials have decided to emulate the
whale in size.
Funny how the Seniors look so down
in the mouth when graduation is men
tioned. Is it that they have to leave us?
Naw, last fall they said as how they
wished it would hurry up and get to be
When the proponents of the 5 cent in
crease in the special tax rate for Guil
ford county won the victory at the polls
Tuesday a week ago, education in Guil
ford County was given a decided boost
in the right direction. It is an ad
mitted fact that the rural schools of
North Carolina as far below the stand
ard set for them by such men as Charles
Brantley Aycock, Charles Duncan Mc-
Iver, and others of the state’s leading
educators in the past. If they are to be
improved, the counties must do their
part. Guilford has taken one step in the
right direction, at least.
“KICKING AGAINST THE PRICKS
The man who has the ability to stand
on his feet and say what he thinks, who
can express himself in a clear forward
way is the person who succeeds in this
intellectual area. It is the purpose of
the Debating Club of Greensboro High
School to cultivate the art of public
Once an honored institution, the De
bating Club is now a little known or
ganization, practically without support
from the student body. With a member
ship of 15, and an average attendance
of 11, it struggles to carry on its pur
pose. Despite this handicap it pro
duces contestants for the State Triangu
lar Debate. Despite this lack of recogni
tion, it conducts weekly meetings. Surely,
among the 850 students of G. H. S. there
are more than 15 who are interested in
improving their debating and critical
ability. To them the Debating Club
opens its doors.
The members of the High Life staff
appreciate the many congratulatory let
ters they’ve recently received. Follow
ing are some excerpts from a few of
Martha Broadhurst of Agnes Scott,
who was an associate editor of High
Life last year writes:
My dear friends.
Congratulations to each of you! I am
so proud of High Life I don’t know
what to do. I know you are happy be
yond words over your cup. It is a big
honor—and G. H. S. is worthy
Best wishes for a continued success—
Martha J. Broadhurst
Martha was one of the editors who at
tended the convention at New York
last year and helped edit the “Spec
tator” after High Life won second place.
Will you please send us copies of
Homespun and High Life.
Yours very truly,
Helen Amis Mins
Faculty Advisor of the Monroe Doc
Mr. Paul W. Terry, Prof, of Educa-
at U. N. C. extends his best wishes to
High Life and says, “I notice in the
Greensboro Daily News the other day an
account of the success of High Life and
Homespun in the national contest. All
of your friends and colleagues in North
Carolina are happy to note the excel
lent ratings accorded the journals of
Greensboro High School.”
The editors of High Life and Home-
spun received the following letter of
The Editorial Staff,
High Life and Homespun
Greensboro High School,
Greensboro, N. C.
By unanimous action of the Board of
Directors of the Greensboro Chamber of
Commerce I was instructed to convey to
you the congratulations of the Board
upon your National recognition in recent
Inter-Scholastic Press Contest—Greens
boro is proud of the honor you have
brought upon the city, and knows it is
fully merited. The Chamber of Commerce
is also glad of the opportunity which
your staff gave it to participate in the
expenses of the trip to New York.
With best wishes for your continued
Charles H. Ketchum.
Passage of this measure cleared the
decks for extension of the city school The Belle of Barcelona proved that
district limit to include the new city lim- G. H. S. ranks among the best in must
its, something that should have been S cal ability—Come on, you Glee Club and
done years ago. The people in this ! orchestra.
Dr. Archibald Henderson, Math De
partment, U. N. C. says:
“Heartiest congratulations to the High
Life Staff. This is a triumph in the in
tellectual field for N. C. and it proves
that boys and girls of the state can
surpass in mental as well as physical
THANK YOU, STATE!
Greensboro High School Library re
ceived a beautiful bound copy of the 1925
Agromech, of the North Carolina State
College of Agriculture and Engineering
of Raleigh. This volume of the Agro
mech was dedicated to Marian Haywood
Mason. The annual was in memory of
Alphonso Withers, vice-president of the
college 1915-1923, who died in 1924.
The picture presenting scenes at the
college are beautiful and interesting.
The colored pictures are both unusual
and attractive. It contains pictures of all
the individual classes, the different phas
es of athletics and military work, and
pictures of the various clubs, organi
zations and fraternities also of the spon
We wish to take this time to thank
State College for this beautiful copy
of their 1925 annual.
Central High School
Greensboro, North Carolina.
We should like to proffer our congrat
ulations on your having won the prize
again at Columbia Press Convention. We
feel very envious of course, and should
j like to do likewise.
The Atlantic City Boardwalk has the
greatest attraction of any in the world.
But Greensboro High’s Boardwalk has
the greatest push. Its four foot width
is made to hold two to six people abreast.
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Se
niors swarm on it at the end of each pe
riod, the two first adding the push. The
boardwalk at Atlantic City has water on
only one side while here, on rainy days
water is on both sides and passersby
have to be careful to avoid a dip.