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February 11, I92y
Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
The Greensboro High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’21
Entered as Second-Class Matter at the
Post Office, Greensboro, N. C.
EMtor-m-Chief ...... Betty Brown
Business Manager . . . Dick Burroughs
Asst. Bus. Mgr. and Circulation Mgr.
Ed Davant
Associate Editors
Beverly Moore Louis Brooks
Henry Biggs Carlton IVilder
Sport Editors
Finley Atkisson Margaret Britton
Paul Mfiinbish James Clements
Special Editors
Alumni Editor .... Frances Williams
Exchange Editor . . Mary Lynn Carlson
Humor Editor Graham Todd
Art Editor Ed Turner
Jule Squires Baxter Basin
Nell Thurman
John M. Brown Helen Miles
Nancy Clements
Margaret Betts
J. D. McNalry
Clyde Norcom
Margaret Bain
Dorothy Donnell
Rebeckah Lowe
Dorothy Shaw
Mary E. King
Jack Kleemeir
Bryan Grubbs
Helen Shuford
Annie Cagle
Emma Griffin
Irene McFadyen
Margaret ’Ziglar
Faculty Advisers
Mrs. Mary S. Ashford
Miss Edith Hammond
Miss Mary Harrell
There’s one thing that’s faster than
time, light and success and gets them
all; it’s Ambition.—Orange and White,
Orlando, Fla.
Some people are so dumb they think
they have to take study hall examina
tions to get a deportment average.—
Hine Whispers, Winston-Salem, N. C.
If you feel ambitious enough to argue
with a mule—do it to his face !—The
Centralian, Grand Forks, N. D.
He who does not find anything to
criticise about his Alma Mater is often
its biggest enemy.—Old Gold and Black.
No matter if you are carrying five
}Ourses, you have ample opportunity to
icultivate courtesy without distracting
your mind from the love of lore.—
iShreveport Hi-Life, Shreveport, La.
The next Issue of High Life will be
■edited by the seniors. Now, people,
here’s your chance to show what you
can do.
It also is a chance for the editors
to prove how much work there is con
nected with issuing a newspaper. Wish
we could have a faculty issue. (?)
The newcomers ought to feel welcome
after all those programs of welcome
that were given.
Spring is here! Just look at the
dresses and light coats.
The old groundhog saw his shadow
but he surely was cheated out of a
couple of sunny days the first part of
this week.
Everyone is patiently waiting to see
the new" standard ring—-it’s creating
juite a bit of excitement.
Homespun, the magazine of G. H. S.,
under the supervision of W. R. Wunsch,
a former member of the G. H, S. fac
ulty and a professor of German and
dramatics. Homespun made its initial
appearance during the fall semester of
1925. Since that time eight issues have
been printed, all of wdiich have proved
to be of great interest not only to stu
dents but to outsiders as w’ell.
Homespun won first prize at the Co
lumbia Scholastic Press Convention at
Columbia University in March, 1926.
Since the magazine was only in its in
fancy it was quite a surprise to those
concerned to learn that it w'as a prize
The recent “Greensboro” edition has
w'on favorable comment from editors
and critics, not only in Greensboro, but
in other parts of the state and even be
High Life is proud of her contempo
rary and feels sure that Homespun will
receive many more well deserved
Hastily Hebe
New Friends
Within the last few w'eeks we have
added a number of new" students from
Buffalo to our enrollment list. Having
become members of our school com
munity, they assume all the duties and
privileges that such a membership
brings with it. We can depend on the
main portion of our student body to ex
tend a fellowship which will bring the
new"Comers into closer union w’ith the
w"hole community.
A formal expression of welcome In
these pages how"ever will doubtless help
to create the atmosphere of good feel
ing Ave desire. To these new" students
w’e AA"ish to say that Ave Avant them to
feel as much at home here as at the
school AA"hich they have left. We Avant
them to take an equal part In all the
actiA"ities, both In the curriculum and
outside it; Ave Avant them all to help
with our publications, take part in our
athletics, enjoy all the things that Ave
enjoy. Finally, Ave AA"ant them to feel
that the spirit of this school is their
spirit, that they can haA"e a share in
molding it, and in making it something
finer even than it is today. To these
boys and girls Ave Avlsh to extend our
heartiest AA'elcome.
Have You Tried This One?
The Glenville Torch, a paper from
CleA"eland, Ohio, submits the folloAving
true-false test, and says: “Let your
(Conscience, if you have one, and your
apperceptive mass, if you knoAA' Avhat
that is, function in ansAvering the fol-
1. The pupil AA’ho steps in at the head
of the lunch line because he is hungry
is justified. True. False.
2. Loud talking in halls wRile classes
are in session is my natural right of
free expression. True. False.
3. ThroAving chalk helps keep doAvn
father’s taxes. True. False.
4. People who read good literature
are usually among the highest type of
citizens. True. False.
5. The thoughtful student for tAA"elA"e
years Avill usually be the same in later
life. True. False.
6. Since the aA"erage citizen’s educa
tion in the United States is about the
sixth grade, the high school student
is tAvice as responsible as a citizen than
the average citizen. True. False.
7. Cutting classes is a great detri
ment to the teacher. True. False.
8. Untidiness is a fine habit, eA’en for
school papers. True. False.
Some blame the Government for put
ting in the Avood alcohol, and some the
Lord for making the fools Avho drink it.
—Dallas News.
Dear Reader:
You should have seen those poor
seniors the other day trying to lift me
out to Odell Memorial Building—to act
as scenery for the class day exercises—
they fondled me so viciously. I Avas
sure my hand and handsome pitcher
Avere going to drop off at any moment.
I Avas diagonalled into the back seat
of some gentle one’s car, and I Avished
a thousand times my legs AA’Ould bend
and keep my head from being exposed
out the back end.
Got aAA"ay Avith something the other
day, and so far as I’ve found out, I’m
the only one that ever got aAA"ay Avith it
in the hall—smoking. A kind friend of
mine passed Avith a brand neAv pack of
Chesterfields in his SAveater fold and
unbeknoAvnce to him I just up and took
one—tAVO. I AA’ondered hoAV I AA"as going
to light it and suddenly a hot-shot
passed and dropped a spark Avhlch I at
tached—people, don’t smoke, tho’ it's
not so much the cigarette—its the prin
cipal of the thing that counts.
I Avondered aa’Iij" I hadn’t been asked
for my contribution to High Life in so
many Aveeks so Avhen the editor passed
around the hat last Aveek I just up and
stopped him. He explained that due to
exam and revieAv Aveeks it had been de
cided to postpone the issue until more
and better articles could be Avritten.
I noticed in one article that had been
handed in, that the classes Avill be re
sponsible for the next four Issues. I’m
certainly looking foinvard to my copy
of those editions. I knoAV they’ll be
good—of course, the senior issue should
be better than the junior’s and so on
dOAA'ii, but nevertheless AA'e’re all look
ing to each class to put out the best
.Just a AA"ord of AA’elcome from the
statue out In the hall to the neAv stu
dents. We are all so glad to haA’e you
Avith us. Please try to feel at home,
’cause Ave’re going to do everything in
our poAver to make you feel so.
If you have any suggestion to make
AA*e AA’ould be so glad to hear from you
through the Open Opinion column.
fi’omorroAV is Abraham Lincoln’s
birthday and although I have been here
many years, and haA’e seen many great
leaders, to me Lincoln ranks AA’ith the
As 3"ou all knoAA", Lincoln’s Gettys
burg address Avill be remembered among
the great masterpieces of English liter
ature. I Avas in the city at that time,
haA’ing been sent on a mission by my
past mistress, Minerva. As Lincoln
Avalked- doAvn the street the night- of
the famous address and his AA’hole face
shoAved his inAvard thought that it had
been a failure. I can imagine his sur
prise to read in the paper of his aa’oii-
derful success.
Dear Editor:
fi’he students of the high school should
haA’e their attention draAvn to the spe
cial features such as a gym team exhi-
tAveen hah’es at all of the basketball
games played in Greensboro. The band
is ahvays on hand AA’ith several neAA'
numbers, and there are also some spe
cial features such as a gy mteam exhi
bition, or a hoxing bout, on the card.
This has helped a great deal in boost
ing the attendance at these games, and
every student Avho fails to visit these
games is certainly missing something
Avorth Avhile.
J. O.
George Washington is also among the
notables Avho celebrate their birthdays
in February. Although in history dur
ing the grammar grades you learn of
George as the perfect man, Avhen you
take History 8 the real, human traits
of his character are revealed. We find
the true George Washington Avith red
hair and freckles. The air castles that
Avere made Avhen Ave first met George
are practically all crushed as Ave learn
of his life and become more intimately
acquainted Avith ;■ hoAA’eA’er, Ave loA’e him
more after Ave find that he Avas human
and breathed Avith the rest of the peo
ple. So Ave have to knoAV people Avhom
AA-e love or it Avon’t be as true loA’e as
it might.
Another semester has begun and a
good time to make and keep your reso
lutions is today. I’ve heard seA’eral re-
solA’es to make the honor roll; that’s
a good idea. Stick to it—it’s not a dis
grace to study but it is to flunk—ask
one AA’ho used to flunk and passes every
thing now".
Dear Editor;
Spring football in Greensboro High
School is noAv under Avay and this marks
a certain foiwA’ard step in athletics in
this high school. In the previous years
football has been solely a fall and Avin-
ter sport, Avith practice starting one
Aveek before the regular school term
opens. This spring marks the inaugu
ration of the iieAV system Avhich has
long been a practice of colleges and
larger high schools.
The idea of this practice is to get
boys AA’ho have no knoAvledge of foot
ball interested in the game and to fur
ther deA’eloji the old material AA’hich is
not busy Avith other athletics at this
season of the year. This plan has been
tried before in the high school but due
to the small number of boys in the
school it has been found unsuccessful.
This J ear, hoAA’eA’er, AA’ith the increase
of students it is believed that there Avill
be enough boys to have this practice
Avithout interfering Avith the other ath
letic activities in this school.
W. H. C.
sive and place teachers on the halls to
act as traffic officers, but both have
serious draAA’backs. The first ayouW
lessen the congestion but Avould at the
same time inconvenience both students
and teachers. The second is not in ac
cord AA’ith the general policy of the
This Avould seem to narroAV the field
to one possibility—individual action,
AA’hich after all is the fundamental basis
of school. It places the burden or we
might say the trust, upon the students
themselves, both as a group and as in
dividuals. It is for the student body
as a part of the Greensboro High
School to relieve the traffic congestion
to facilitate easy changing of classes,
tion by remembering the trust placed
and to generally relieA’e the present ten-
upon us, and by recollecting that the
Avelfare of G. H. S. is at stake.
If Ave fail congestion is destined to
L. Brooks.
Dear Editor: This is by no means
the first time that Greensboro High
School has been confronted Avith the
problems of traffic regulation in the
halls and on the staiinvays. The per
tinent matter is to provide some better
method of regulation, as the current
methods are obviously inadiquate. We
face the problem not of meeting a neAv
situation, but of meeting one Avhich Ave
have already met to the best of our
ability, and which we have apparently
faded to solve. When our last re
sources have been exhausted and we
are yet no nearer amendment a very
present evil, Ave are brought to realize
the seriousness of the situation.
The Student Council might take the
matter in hand and decide on one Avay
stairs. The office might take the aggres-
Dear Editor :
I AA’ould like to take advantage of this
column to say a foAv Avords in regard
to the attitude that has been taken by
the neAA’ students in the junior and
senior classes of our school. The luH'
jority of these students came to us from
the Buffalo High School.
At first it AA’as hard for the neAVCOiu-
ers to find their Avay around and to mis
W’ith the old students, but all Avere Avill-
ing to mix and so in the course of the
past foAA’ AA’eeks they haA’e come to re
gard this school as their school and
the things that go on around the school
as being directly related to them. Eacb
and every student has shoAvn a great
interest in all that is connected witb
high school life and in the classroom
they- haA’e distinguished themseh’es as
Speaking for the high school, I aa’OuW
like to tell these students that G. H.
is glad to have them and that Ave are
looking forAvard to great things fro®
this group.
A Senior.
Dear Editor:
When the Open Opinion coluu
High Life AA’as first created it Ava
derstood that it Avas for students
teachers. The pupils have respc
to some extent in expressing their i
but haA’e the teachers?
We knoAA’ that there are teachers
haA’e suppressed opinions by AAffiic.
school could benefit if they w’oub
press them. A. ^

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