rublished Bi-Weekly by the Students ol
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.
Emor-in-Ghief Betty Brown
business Manager . . . Dick Burroughs
Asst. Bits. Mgr. and Circulation Mgr.
Beverly Moore Louis Brooks
Henry Biggs Cariton Wilder
Finley Atkisson Margaret Britton
Paul Wimbish James Clements
Alumni Ediitor .... Frances Williams
Exchange Editor . . Mary Lynn Carison
Humor Editor Graham Todd
Art Editor Ed Turner
Jule Squires Baxter Basin
Bringing Back the Ay cock Cup
If a debate were called on the query,
“Resolved, That Harry Gump and Hen
ry Biggs, of the Greensboro high school,
know more about the proposal that
Congress should enact the Curtis-Reed
bill, providing for a federal department
of education, than do 90 per cent of
the persons in North Carolina other
than those directly connected with edu
cational work,” we should say that
there would be no point to holding any
su(‘h debate. The affirmative wins
In bringing back to Greensboro the
Aycock Memorial cup, symbol of su
premacy in debating among the high
scliool students of North Carolina,
these two young men liave done a good
deal more than win a victory on the
platform. The community has learned
to expect admirable performances from
its high school students, in whatever
they set out to do. The present accom
plishment is further welcome proof of
that record, and in many respects is
one of the most conspicuous successes
in the long list.—Daily Ncivs, Greens
boro, N. C.
.John M. Brown
J. D. McNairy
Mary E. King
Mrs. Mary S. Ashford
Miss Edith Hammond
Miss Mary Harreli,
That simple little phrase, “Thank
you,” so easily spoken, so often forgot
ten, yet such a great factor in the hap
piness of our lives, is worthy of our
consideration.—tCo-PJd Loader, Atlanta,
Courtesy is a noble virtue. Always
give the other fellow a little credit for
having some sense, even if you aren't
quite sure.—B. H. S. Life, Beloit, Kans.
If we do not make use of our oppor
tunity, at the time it knocks, we will
never be -able to have it again.—Mount
Airy High Spots, Mount Airy, N. G.
If you choose your words carefully,
you won’t have to take them back.—
Needle, Atlantic, lo'iva.
Congratulatons, debaters! G. H. S. is
very proud of you. It shows that there
are some brains settled in all the fool
After seeing all the benefits derived
from observing boys’ week, someone
should start some movement for a simi
lar week for girls.
The delegates attended the conven
tion at Lexington, Va. To hear them
talk, it’s a second New York trip.
The seniors are getting real worried
about the junior-senior. So far noth
ing has been released and they seem
to be in doubt about securing “The
In a recent issue of High Life ap
peared the illuminating information
hat the Greensboro public school sys
tem has in its labraries more than half
IS many books as all the school systems
n the state combined. This is a sig
It is a pretty safe generalization that
the more widely read one is, the more
able one will be to use the intelligence
with which he has been endowed.
Greensboro is apparently going further
than her sister-communities in the rec
ognition of this truth. ’There is ap
Spring fever came in full force with
the warm weather. It has only a slight
hold on some people but on others it
has a firm grasp.
Editor’s Note : We regret that it was
necessary for High Lh^e to be issued on
Monday instead of Friday, as usual, but
due to the intervention of the Easter
holidays it was the only thing to do.
parently more interest in literary cul
ture in this town, for the citizens are
providing their children with an ample
amount of the raw material with which
an educated intelligence must build it
Our own high school library offers
books on a wide variety of subjects; in
itself it contains a nucleus of cultural
development. Possibly many of the
students have not realized that there
was anything of value for them here
other than the reading required by the
regular courses of school work. Merely
a glance through the sheh'es would cor
rect that impression. It is well to re
member that the more we use the libra
ry the more we will be helping to carry
to the excellent beginning Greensboro
has made in the culture of growing
The Indian Boy
I always hate to be second choice,
but as long as Hebe, the statue in the
main hall is ill in the hospital, an
editor of High LiEm came to me in his
desperation and asked if I wouldn’t a
column keeping up with all the news
of the main building. Now, just by
way of exploration, I may say that I
am the Indian Boy. I sit by the stream
in the picture that hangs over the
I overheard a lecture in one of the
senior roms. 10 to be exact^—that I
do wish Miss Grogan would give to the
school as a whole. The subject of the
talk was of the lack of interest in
school affairs. I agree with her that
nobody is taking any interest what
soever in anything—the seniors are not
even working on the commencement.
The classes are not working as units
—they are split. I some cases there’s
a party against the offices, and nothing
they do suits them.
It seems to me that most of the trou
ble lies in the fact that we are all self-
.entered—and forget the proper way
in which a group should work.
The girls wuo don’t care to come to
the Mother-Daughter Banquet tonight
will surely miss so’mething I believe a
group of girls has been working in
Miss Mitchell’s office every day for a
week making wistaria ■ and roses. I
heard the dean explaining the decora
tions and they surely sound beautiful.
I do love spring. Being Indian, I
naturally love bright colors and in the
spring when all the girls step out in
new sjiring frocks and the boys wear
loud socks, ties and knickers and new
New rings; the rising seniors think
they are bordering our senior doom
now that the ring measures have been
taken; and the seniors think they are
very near college when the juniors be
gin to take their places.
The week of April 22-29 will be ob
served in Greensboro as Boys’ Week.
All citizens interested in boys will en
ter into the activities during that time.
Different phases of life are opened up
to the boy during this week, so he can
get a broader vision of wdiat’s to come.
’Trips to Graystone, industrial plants,
and business housed of Greensboro will
be made to educate the boys in prac
This is a great opportunity for every
boy to get a glimpse of various kinds
of businesses and perhaps decide what
he would like to choose as his life work.
Many of the high school boys are plan
ning to take advantage of Boys’ Week
to the fullest and to show the men of
the city their appreciatlnof of the in
terest they are showing in them.
Folks think I don’t see anything, nor
hear what is going on, but I’ll trump
them all and tell the school what I
know. It’s not about the junior-senior,
either. By the way, Ive heard every
type of plan exposed for the annual
frolic; among them, a barn dance, caba
ret style, weinie roast and regular ban
quet. Now, it’s up to the seniors to find
out wliich one'.’* and where"?
Miss ’Tillett, the noted English teach
er, was having oral book reports in
her room and I was watching over the
transit. One bashful, timid (?) senior
got up and announced her subject and
dis(;oursed for several minutes. AYhen
she had finished, she turned a face filled
with desperation, eyes on the verge of
tears, to the teacher and said in a low,
expressive tone, “Well, Miss ’Tillett, I
don’t think I made a very good speech!”
April 22, 1927
Mr. 1‘hillips and a couple of the High
Life editors were comparing cards from
the boys, Dick Burroughs and Ed Da-
vant and Airs. Ashford, who were on
their way to Washington and Lee to
attend the newspaper convention; and
I glanced down to do a very impolite
trick and glean some news of them for
myself. (Dear reader, please come
protect me. I’ll expect a spanking or
a math exam from Miss Grogan, the
etiquette teacher, any time after it’s
printed). ’To continue, Mrs. Ashford
said, “I have to hold my two compan
ions every time we see a girl, but other
wise everything is fine.” Ed said they
had to stop in Roanoke on account of
rain; that they were getting their
money’s worth on the cards by letting
everybody add a sentence, but that they
weren’t too tight to put a stamp on it
anyway. He also told how much he
missed going to school. Dick said they
ivere having a marvelous time and
wished everybody was there.
A BIG BITE!
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
April 12, 1927.
Mr. Henry E. Biggs, Jr.,
Greensboro, N. C.
My dear Mr. Biggs :
It is with pleasure that I extend to
you my hearty congratulations on hav
ing a tie for second place, or honorable
mention, in the essay you submitted on
Chemistry in Health and Disease. On
the whole the competition was stronger
this year than heretofore and you are
to be doubly congratulated on winning
under the circumstances.
A'ery truly yours,
L. F. AVilliams,
State Chairman American Chemical
Society Prize Essay Contest.
I think that when God saw fit to
sandwich between the cold earth and
the clear blue sky an abundance of
fresh air. He indeed foresaw that air
alone could satisfy the wants of man’s
But since the time when this was
given to man we have tried to shun
God’s pure air. Although we must have
air, we try to shut ourselves in from
it in its purest state and forget it by
housing ourselves in hot rooms and
Yes, and the high school is my best
example. We go to one class when the
teacher is a believer in an abundance
of fresh air, then we go to the next
class where hardly any fresh air is
admitted. Such regulations of atmos
phere conditions should be conducted
as will lead to a sounder body in which
one’s mind is more able to function.
G. H. S. TROPHIES
G. 11. S. has won 36 loving cups in
various high school activities, as fol
1. M. AY. Sterne ’Trophy, Inter-High
Track Aleet, AA’inston, Greensboro, Ra
2. Debate, 1912rl3.
3. N. C. Inter-Scholastic Relay, 1915.
4. N. C. Inter-Scholastic Relay, 1910.
5. N. C. Baseball Champions, 1920,
U. N. C.
6. N. C. Inter-Scholastic Relay Race,
7. Second Annual Relay Race, Uni
versity of Aiabama, 1921, G. H. S.
8. School Track Meet, 1921.
9. Girls’ Field Day, 1921, Junior Class
10. Freshman - Sophomore Debate,
1921-22, Freshmen winners.
11. G. H. S. State High School News
paper Contest, 1922, U. N. C.
12. Second Annual Inter-Scholastic
’Track and Field Meet, University of
13. State Basketball Champions,
1922, U. N. C.
14. N. . Inter-Scholastic Relay Race,
15. AVestern N. C. High Meet Relay
16. Girls Basketball Champions, 1923.
17. N. C. ’Tennis Doubles, 1924, N. C.
AATnners, AYilliam Scott, Clement Penn.
18. Boy Relay Race, 1924, N. C.
19. Tennis Singles, 1924. Winner,
William Scott, at N. C.
20. ’Tennis ’Fournament Singles, 1924.
21. District Track Meet, 1925. G. H.
22. Tennis Singles, 1925.
23. G. H. S., N. C. AYinners 1925
National Essay Contest, U. N. C.
24. Annual Inter-Scholastic Tourna
ment, AA’ake Forest Relay, 1925.
25. Newspaper Contest, 1926, U. N. C.
26. Columbia Scholastic Press Asso
ciation, 1926. AAanners High Life Class
27. Magazine Contest, 1926, U. N. C.
28. Columbia Scholastic Press Asso^
ciation, 1926. AA’inners, Homespun.
29. Annual Interscholastic ’Tourna
ment, AA’ake Forest, Relay Race, 1926;
30. N. C. State High School Basket
ball Tournament, 1927, Class A.
31. Columbia Scholastic Press Asso
ciation, First Prize Magazine, 1927.
32. Aycock Memorial Cup, G. H. S.
’The undated ones are :
State Interscholastic Cross Country
Relay Race 19 Y. M. C. A.
G. H. S. Girls Basketball Champion
Girls Basketball Champions Celitral
N. C. Interscholastic Girls Tennis
Champions Central arolina.
Freshmen-Sophomore Class Football.
Columbia Scholastic Press Associa