March 11, I927
Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
The Greensboro Higei School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’21
Entered as Second-Class Matter at the
Post Office, Greensboro, N. C.
Staet For Junior Issue
EiUtor-m-Chicf .... Irene McFadyen
lEisiness Manar/cr . . . Edward Davant
Assistant Business Algr. Clyde Norcom
Margaret Betts Carlton ^Vilder
IvUtb Stinnett Margaret Britton
Einina Griffin Katherine Nowell
Alumni Miiry Henri Robinson
Humor John Brown
Art Editor Virginia McKinney
Exchange Helen Miles
Bill Lathem Dorothj' Donnell
Mary Leigh Causey Frances Cartlarid
♦Margaret Zigler Jack Kleemeier
Ruby Lee Anderson Rebecca Causey
Mary Leigh Causey Virginia Simmons
EactiUg Adviser . Miss Clara May Allen
Beauty experts predict that the boy
ish bob will stay in vogue, which will
be sufficient proof for most of us that
they’re not beauty experts at all.—
The Hamilton Speetator.
It is no small feat to distribute some
nine hundred students of high school
age through parts of four extremely in-
ade(iuate buildings and at the same
time avoid congestion in any one of the
parts. It is still more difficult to redis
tribute them periodicaliy, at intervals
of fifty minutes during the length of
the school day, and avoid congestion
in narrow halls and stairways. Espe
cially is this true when you consider
that each of the students must of ne-
eessitj’ follow schedules which suit his
needs of study rather than the needs
of any system of traffic. So, it is plain
that we have quite a traffic problem at
Greensboro High School. This is the
problem which the student council is
attempting to solve. How well their
plan will succeed remains to be seen.
In the meantime, though, it is up
to every individual over here to co-op
erate with the student council in their
experiments by carefully following the
prescribed regulations. This is a plan
which is designed to help everyone. No
one is askeil to follow certain traffic
rules for any arbitrary reason, but
merely because it is believed that by
dealing with the problem in this way
the whole school will be enabled to do
better work and to do it more efficient
ly. The small amount of inconvenience
it might cause some few individuals
will surely be more than made up for
in the end.
March and the Juniors
Like the March winds, do the Juniors
They bluster and blow, do these lads
They sweep down the halls and over
From building to building and all over
And as the Juniors are like the March
You’ll find in this column what they
“FRAILTY, THY NAME IS WOMAN”
We know it’s silly, we know it’s gay,
But it’s winds of March, not flowers
All in all we hope you’ll like it,
If not, let us know and we’ll re-write it.
To Our Superiors
Here’s to the Seniors, so true ond
We wish them a life that is full and
Here's to the fat ones, here’s to the
Here’s to the good ones, here’s to the
A father who gives his boy an auto
mobile must figure on depreciation in
■ the boy as well as the car.—B'ort Wayne
PUFFS AND BLOWS
What has become of the spring cloth
ing seen but a few days ago?
Quoth the junior, “Nevermore,"’ as
lie came in from playing in the snow.
Now don’t get too breezy around us
—, since you have been elected the
most popular junior!
Galoshes galore! And how girls en
joy picking the snowiest places there
are in which to step !
What has happened to the new school
building which was to have been started
Love’s labor was lost when the val
iant few waded to school on Wednes
day, and found that so many were ab
sent that classes could not be held.
Miss Wheeler says that her arm was
burned by mustard plasters. We be
lieve, however, that she dropped the
curling irons on it.
We certainly do pity the poor folks
trying to study in the library at the
fourth and fifth periods. It’s worse
than the “Belle of Barcelona.” Hon
est, you’d think that pirates were
really after the poor girls.
We heard that a certain young fel
low left school the other day during
the fifth period and when he passed the
Glee Club room they stopped class to
see him go by. What about that? Don’t
get conceited, Gordon.
A Spring Sport
To many students the season for ath
letics closes for the entire year along
aboitt the latter part of November
which marks the close of the football
season. They are conscious of the fact
that other athletic activities are going
on from time to time, basketball, base
ball, track, and any others in which
debating, declamation, and the other
purely “highbrow” activities hold sway.
Very few students go out for these sec
ondary sports. Fewer still lend their
support on the sidelines.
Among those sports in which a defi
nite lack of interest is shown track is
notable. It was learned here recently
that Charlotte at the present time has
eighty men out for track. Those of our
own students who are out can be num
bered on the fingers of two hands if
we do not err seriously. In the past
Greensboro has made a good showing
in track and field events in the state,
but what showing has she made in com
parison with Charlotte? As far as
the raw material goes, Greensboro has
it; as far as good coaching goes, she
has that, too; but when it comes to a
little definite interest and support she
certainly is wanting in the balance.
Clear the tracks, for here we come.
Jolly Juniors, who’ll make things hum!
So, Seniors watch us !
We’ve had experience, from first till
As verdant freshmen, we were the
Then next as Sophomore, wise and se
We also tried to be so great;
The Seniors bore us!
The next that we all want to be,
x\.re Grand Old Seniors, kind and free;
Then Seniors 'that’s us !
I used to have a dog named Bill
A-working on the High Life,
He ran away, but I’m here still
A-working on the High Life.
I’ve been working on the High Life
All the live-long day,
I’ve been working on the High Lh’e
To pass the time away;
I can hear them all a-saying
There’s not enough news now.
For lack of something else to publish,
Ed, go kill a cow.
Five-Period School Day
In starting we wish to say that this
paper is merely a preliminary survey '
of an idea which we think will prove
beneficial. Due to the fact that it is
a new idea, many objections probably
will come up against it.
We are referring to the idea of a
five-period school day for high schools.
Seven hours are absolutely too much
time for an adolescent boy or girl to
stay in school. The mental strain
which he endures is just as exhausting
as the manual labor which fatigues
the mature workman.
The national bureau of education
has gone on record as favoring shorter
hours in school for young children.
They should go a step further and ad
vocate shorter hours for the high
Eminent pedagogues and psychia
trists recognize the danger of prolonged
restraint in school rooms and urge the
benefit of physical freedom out of
We realize that chapel period is
usually a source of education and so
ciability which cannot always be ob
tained in the class room. Since this is
true, each student should have one
chapel period a week, at the sixth
Students would be amply compen
sated for carrying a few more books
home by leaving school earlier. Much
more study could be obtained at home
than in the noisy study halls.
Latin is hard for me,
English is bad,
Science knocks me silly.
Math drives me mad.
The March winds doth blow, and we
shall have snow.
And what will the Freshies do then,
They’ll go to the barn to keep them
And stay till the bell rings, poor things!
Junior Popularity Contest
Vote for the girl who is popular.
Vote for the boy who is jocular.
Vote for the girl who is best athlete,
Vote for the boy with the biggest feet.
Vote for the pretty ones, vote for the
Vote for the bright ones, vote for the
Vote for the ones that you think best;
It’s not an election—^just a contest.
We’re just Juniors, happy and bright,
Tho’ sleep at morning, dancing at
We’re a class that always have some
thing to do.
With our ideals that have lots of mean
With a purpose always in view.
For we are planning great things to do
And we hope that you will like us all
For we are Juniors, happy and gay.
You have received so many compli
ments that I am going to make a criti
cism of your paper.
Do you not think that too much space
in the paper is devoted to sports? Of
course, sports have a prominent place
in all schools and colleges, but I think
that they should be inferior to the other
phases of school life. Otherwise,
High Life Is a very fine paper and de
serves much praise for its finished work
and thought. Try my plan and see
how it works.
The teachers of this high school never
take in consideration the fact that the
students ever get tired of studying.
They all assign long assignments and
then expect the poor little student to
get up all their work. I think the
teachers ought to have a certain amount
of work to give students each day, no
more or less. Won’t you try to do some
thing about this? If you will, it will
not only please me, but it will please
Since the student council has been
.working so industriously on the traffic
problem in G. FI. S., I would like to
take the privilege of making a sugges
tion. Double the width of the board
walk from the new building to the main
building and congestion would be great
ly relieved. Also it would relieve part
of the students from walking in mud
and water, which is very unpleasant.
If the council finds that it is unable
to do this it should at least have the
present walk repaired and the loose
planks nailed down again.
In high school athletics Greensboro
High School has gone further in the
championship this year than in any
previous year. The football team
reached the semi-finals and the basket
ball also made a good showing in the
race. Why? Because of the support
the students have given their teams.
Let’s keep it up and help them win out
in every branch of sports this year, and
have it a banner year at Greensboro
John Sock well.
I think that the order of the boys in
the halls this semester is by far much
better than it has been in the preced
ing semester. The boys are beginning
to show some real school spirit by not
running in the halls. There is stiil
room for improvement, so let’s make
our school a better one by showing
that yon don’t have to be watched.
There have been a good many fine
plays presented this year, but the au
diences so far have been extremely
small. Plays which have far surpassed
past productions have received a mere
handful of people. The members of
the different casts have worked hard
and earnestly, and the results have
been noteworthy. The school has not
been backing these plays. Athletic
events claim fine crowds, but when it
comes to anything literary the crowd is
absent. Is it because we can not appre
ciate anything of that nature? I am
sure this is not true, but what is the
matter? If anybody doubts these state
ments, they will only have to attend
any production to find it true.
R. B. G.
Since all pupils have to get to their
classes three minutes after the bell
rings, I think it would save time if the
board walk between the Main building
and Annex C was widened. Johnny
has to talk to Sue, Sally Anne has to
tell Betty about her latest date, while
everybody else has to wait until the
chat has ceased or walk in the mud.
Yours very truly,
After having noticed the pupils in
the library, it seems that we do not ap
preciate our library as we should. A
great many people go to the library to
talke to their friends and not for ref
erence work. No one would think of
talking and misbehaving in the Public
Library. Is our library any less a
library than a Public Library? Why
can’t we appreciate the books we do
have instead of complaining that we
do not have more.
I would like to call your attentk
to a condition which needs remedyin
Presumably we have a student gover
ment, or at least a “student co-oper
five government,” as I believe it
called. But, how many students unde
stand how this government actual
functions. I would venture to say thi
a slight minority only out of the who
student body as head the constitutk
of the school. I suggest that this 1
made compulsory to all new student
or at least strongly urged. How othe
wise can the students actually co-o
A Well Wishes.
For the benefit of Louise Tha
has been suggested that a stile
over the chain at Caldwell gym
her entrances will be more digi
I love anything with a figur(
Wyatt Taylor on Mrch class.