Published Bi-AVeekly by the Students of
The Gke?:nsboro High School
(treensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’21
Entered as Second-Class Matter at the
Post Office, Greensboro, N. C.
i[an(i(/iug JJditor . . . Dick Burroughs
Editor -T. D- McNairy
Businesfi MawKjer Ed Davant
.l6-.s“7 Business Mgr Jack Kleemeir
d ssociate Editors
Henry Biggs Louis Brooks
Emma Griffin Clyde Norcom
Carlton IVilder John M. Brown
Elvie Hope Irene McFadyen
Margaret Britton Margaret Betts
Art Editor Ed Turner
Virginia Simmons Ruth Stinnett
Virginia McKinney Helen Miles
Mary L. Benbow Mary H. Robinson
Frances Cartland M. Geogheghan
Margaret Kernodle Ernest ItVhite
Mrs. Alma Garrett Coltrane
Miss Nell Chilton
Miss Mary Harrell
‘T can respect a person who is up
right and honorabl enough to tell me
to my face that he does not think my
actions are of the best; but I can
never resiiect the one Avho is so much
a hyj)Ocrite that he discusses my faults
with others behind my back and ‘pats
me oil the back’ and tells me what a
tine fellow I am Avhen he sees me.”-—
lFc,s7 Nigh TatJcr, Des Moines, loAva.
“Many a strong body is covered Avith
dingy and mended clothes. IMany a
glad' heart is enclosed in a body crip
pled or misshapen. Just so Avith our
school. Our spirit is supreme, indom
itable. Eatui in the face of certain de
feat it keeps on fighting. It is not ours
to giAm up.”-—Xoi’th High Oracle, Des
“When Ave students set out to accom-
])lish something Ave stick to it until our
aim is carried out, and Ave do not leave
it hanging in the air, partially done,
forsaken for something else.”—Aorth
Nigh Buzz, Hutchinson, Kansas.
Iliglt Pointers are always wel
come ; even more so, when we open
the new G. H. S. We will be only
fifteen minutes from High Point.
A gentleman in Miss Walker’s
room, after setting forth in a search
for Avalnnts on the grounds,
brought back acorns. We wonder
if he thinks Sing-Sing is a music
A fire (in the postoffice).
A flame (ing speech).
A dreadful drill.
A hero (in the city).
A fly (ing ace).
A charming youth.
A game (in Lexington).
A AATii (ning team).
A hateful score.
A Constructive Program
High Life presented an editorial
last issue entitled ''Our Attitude,”
in Avhich the spirit of our school
was spoken of rather despairingly.
Wliat Avas said is still the bare
truth. We have been requested to
offer some constructive criticism
that may help to overcome these
conditions. It is for this purpose
that Ave Avrite.
First, we would improve the very
atmosphere of our school by elimi
nation of the Avord "official” from
our life and even from our vocalm-
larjy There is so much done
around here covered Avith the sanc
timonious cloak of "official” that
Ave liegin to lose all respect for tliat
word. If there is any official busi
ness to lie carried on by those in
charge of our school and should be
labeled such, then let them carry it
on in such a Avay that the students
Avill never hear of it. Surely noth
ing done in connection Avith student
life should be labeled "official.”
We would bring about a better
spirit of co-operation betAveen the
faculty and students; between stu
dents and students; and betAveen
faculty and faculty. One of the
ideals of student government is co
operation. Yet student govern
ment might as Avell not exist in so
far as it affects the average student.
He never hears of it except AAdien
he is called upon blindly to elect a
president or a council member. We
think that such a spirit of co-oper
ation could be brought about by a
student council that made itself an
active, constructive, and vital or
ganization in school life. Our
sOiool is divided too much into
groups and '' gangs. ’ ’ If our ideas
do not prevail Ave are prone to be
little those that do. We do not
have that spirit of "my school,
right or Avrong, ” which goes so far
in making a school.
M^hen wt have eliminated this
false application of officialdom,
Avhen Ave have brought about a bet
ter spirit of co-operation, then Ave
may work toAvard our tliird goal—a
finer and better appreciation of the
literary activities in our school. We
realize that a truly fine apprecia
tion of literary things is a result
of years of training and education,
but Ave lielieve that publications
that have made such a record as
ours have made deserve better sup
port and better backing by the stu
dent body than they noAV receive.
These suggestions we offer on
their merit alone. We hope they
Avill be taken in the spirit in which
they are given; it is not to rebuke
anyone for the past, but to make an
effort to improve conditions as aat
The First Month
Noav that six Aveeks have passed
and the first report cards have been
issued under the new system, Ave
may consider the A^alue of our last
six Aveeks of study as appraised by
the faculty. In some cases the aj)-
praisals are too high; in others,
they are very Ioav ; but in both they
represent to a very fair degree the
frankest estimate of the student’s
Grades Avould not count so much
Avith us except that they apparent
ly count so ATry much AA’ith our in
structors. And since they are a
commodity of exchange, a lettre de
credite, so to speak, it is our special
duty to attain them. As for the
joy of learning and groAving, be
that as it may. AVe commercialists,
Avho in many cases liave the honor
thrust upon us, find lasting satis
faction or distress in these period
ical stock reports.
Slmuld there be hidden away in
the great hum of trade someone
AA'ho is striving to broaden his
scope, enlarge his Ausion, and train
his mind (so foolishly bent that he
entertains original ideas and at
tains them by individual means),
let that party also heed the schol
arship quotations. For if he
Avishes to study along some higher
educational plane, he must be jeal
ous of his record; and curiosity
makes him AAmnt to knoAV Iioav the
tradesmen Auilue his endeavor.
So commercialists and idealists—
Avatch the next reports.
and in and against Greens
AVe are Avilling to think that the
Scales site is right. By the time
the high school is built it Avill prob
ably be in the center of the city.
We Avere almost forced to make
an SOS call for this issue. We
need more students to Avork on our
paper. There are only a feAV in ac
tual service; they are worked to
death. We Avill be glad to know of
any other student Avho is Avilling
and able to AVork on the paper.
For spirit, these freshmen have
it. The Freshman Debating Club
has the peppiest, liveliest, most en
thusiastic spirit Ave have ever seen
in a school organization. Here’s
hoping that they Avill infuse some
of it into the life of the school and
the other students.
The French Club
Avelcome the French Club
into the fold of school organiza
tions. It is the neAvest of G. H. S.’s
clubs'. It has as its purpose to help
those students Avho are taking
French to become more familiar
Avith conversation in that language.
Modern languages Avill mean
most to those Avho are able to speak
them as Avell as translate them.
There is little time left from regu
lar class AVork on grammar and
translation to devote to conversa
tion. An organization that spon
sors such a cause is aatII Avorth
We congratulate the French
Club on its splendid start. It Avill
conduct a column in High Life de
voted to its purpose, to make
French more popular and AV'orth
AAdiile to the students. AVe extend
to the memliers our best Avishes for
a successful year.
Someone said that Ave Avill almost
rival High Point’s high school—^on
High Point grounds. There need
be no Avorry about this matter,
hoAvever, for Greensboroians Avill
call it Greensboro.
When so petite a body as Miss
Hosier and so portly a soul as Mr.
Stout meet on the fire escape—
there is another traffic problem for
Dr. W. H. Dixon avers that there
are over five thousand children
ranging from Ioav grade morons to
high grade imbeciles in the public
schools of the state. We Avonder
if Ave have our share in G. H. S.
October 21, 1927
- NaUoWs'E/^ o' 0(//l
I like to tliiiik about the stars
That seem to drink the sky
That twirl and tAvist and wind about
And then go shooting by.
I like to think tbe stars were made
Just that I might see
The Heavens shed their golden glory
Over you and me.
Of this great thing so infinite
I like to think that I'm a part;
That music is the best of me
And poetr.v and art.
I like to think that I am king.
The universe's my realm.
All the stars will boAv to me
AA'hile I am at the helm.
Yet it is true that I am king
And ruler of the sea.
But only in no' mind's eye,
Not in actuality.
I like to think about great things
And let m.v mind roam ;
But I am just a little lad
Always safe at home.
One of the boys said, “If that is poe
try. then I can Avrite poetry.” Upon
being invited to do so by another mem
ber of the group he replied, “You see
the only difference betAveen that and
prose is that you just leave out eAmry
other Avord in poetrA*."
Such is free verse, according to some
of tbe A’ounger critics.
One ardent supporter of the Pur
ple and Gold says that he saw every
game that the team played last year
except the one in Asheville. He
Avas so unfortunate as to catch the
Avrong freight train and so didn’t
see that one.
Ail in .all it's a joll.v good class. Be
tAveen explosions on one hand and field
trips on the other, there is a Avealth of
knoAvledge and a store of good time for
those Avho love to Avork. There is
knoAvledge in the practical sense of the
Avord, tangible, com-rete, and gaseous.
(Of course Ave mean the study of ,gas).
But the thing that appeals to the
spectacular mind is the explosions.
Also a feAV little exercises such as mak
ing marble out of exhaled breath and
thus proving that one is hard-boiled,
furnishes a liA’el.A’ game to keep one
from going to sleep at least one or tAvo
periods in the day. It is expecially
hard to s’eep Avhen chlorine, bromine,
and other such odorous friendly poi
sons make tlie air heavy. But back to
our explosions both real and figurative
ly. To have one’s heart leap to the
mouth, to IniA’e the ear drums shat
tered Avith noise, to have the very life
scared out of one is such enjoyment as
can only be bought at a game. But
just imagine the thrill one avouUI get
if he Avere leisurely heating a test
tube, at peace Avith the Avorld, and then
suddenly a terrific noise issues forth,
glass and charcoal fly thither, and then
one finds liimself joyfully nursing a
cut finger and covered Avith black dust,
this exhilarating experience Avas the
privilege of a member of the Chemis
try class the other morning.
Several members of the “Homespunr
staff Avere discussing some poetry
Avhich had been handed in. It hap
pened to be free Averse which is gain
ing great popularity among the younger
poets of our .school.
Noaa' tlmt Ave have seen him AA’e are
s.atisfied tliat tbe ])apers have been
right ever since his reception in NeAv
York. That Lindbergh is tired and
needs a good long rest is obA’ious to
anyone Avho srav him upon his visit to
Greensboro. He did a great thing aw
all admit, but there is no use to make
him pay the iirice of martydom for
having done it. It sems that the ad
miring public is trying to.
The biting cold seems to haAW eaten
into the A'ery marroAA’ of our bones.
VYe felt it first Avhen Ave came to school
iMonday to find a bleak, cold, desolate
building to greet us. M'e Avere aAvare
of it ail that da.A' as Ave Avent shivering-
ly to classes and sat Avith our teeth
Imtteriug until Ave could go to an
other (dass and repeat the same pro
cess. It is getting so frosty that AA-e do
not haA’e to muse “if AA'inter comes'’
for AA'e knoAV that it Avill.
'With the cold rain falling and a
penetrating AAind hoAAding Ave feel as
though spring and summer Avere only
dreams. It seems as thou.gh Ave have
just aAvakeued from a long sleep and
find the same coldness AA’aiting us that
AA'e left for fairyland, ’fhe atmosphere
lends a true setting for the felling ex
pressed by Shakespeare in “Ah, ’tis
cold and I am sick at heart.'’
Ah, these moonlight nights 1 IIoav
romantic the A’ety mention of it
sounds. The Harvest moon and the
Hunter's moon have appeared during
the last fcAv Aveeks Avith all their glory.
A more beautiful scene than a moon-
light night during this season Ave could
not imagine. >Ve are carried aAAmy by
its beauty'; Ave are thrilled by its
For the first few weeks we v
have to go to tlie neiv place
learning by map.
There will probably be course!
geography, navigation, and fo:
try to meet the needs.
One wise student opinionated
class the other day that studi
ought to sit with their feet al
their heads because, he said, ''
blood will flow down to their bi
and make them think. ’ ’