March 16, 1928
Published Bi-Weekly by the Students of
The Greensboro High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class of ’21
The High Life staff and the mem
bers of the Greensboro High School
faculty, and the entire student body
extend their sincerest sympathy to
Miss Mary Ellen Blackmon in the
death of her mother.
Miss Inabelle Coleman in the
recent death of her father.
Elizabeth, Edna, and John Sock-
well in the loss of their father.
Entered as Second-Class Matter at the
Post Office, Greensboro, N. C.
Editor-in-CMef . . Margaret Kernodle
Business Manager . Leonard Faulconer
Leila George Cram Elizabeth^Sockwell
Sport Editor Gladys Barbee
Ruth Thompson Grace Curtis
Rebecca Heath Maddry Simmons
Henry Bagley Bobby Moore
Charles Shoffner Leonard Faulconer
Miss Mary Harrell
Miss Virginia Hollingsworth
Mrs. Alma Garrett Coltrane
We have been busy this semester,
we sophomores ! With inaugurat
ing the freshmen and ‘ ‘ sassing ’ ’ the
seniors, we have not had time for
much else. But now it is all over;
the novelty of bothering the fresh
men has worn otf, and we are set
tled down to a life of mediocrity
(for surely we are mediocre—
looked slightly up to by the fresh
men—very slightly—and looked
down upon very much by the jun
iors and the seniors).
We have had quite a few mem
bers out for many different activi
ties. Boxing, wrestling, baseball
and track have been ably represent
ed by members of our class. We
are hoping to have representatives
in every phase of activities who
will, we hope, uphold the standards
of our great body.
Why Not Use the Correct
Wherever there are men, there
are laws, and wherever there are
laws, there are law-breakers.
Traffic, whether vehicular or pe
destrian, offers a great problem to
any community. G. H. S. is a
community, not a large one but an
overcrowded one. We, at Greens
boro High, have a law-making body
and a good one. This body has
passed laws which tend to relieve
the traffic situation, if enforced.
Every one in the school knows or
should know the correct entrances
and exits. Why not use them? Of
course it takes a little more energy
to walk from one end of the build
ing to the other, just to use the cor
rect steps, but in the long run it
saves time and certainly is more
considerate of the other people.
There are two reasons for these
breaches, selfishness and laziness.
Perhaps the worst time of the day
is the lunch periods. People dash
madly from their rooms and rush
down the wrong stairs, running
headlong into the mass moving in
the right direction. This may de
velop good football material but
certainly delays traffic, and any
way I hn sure Mrs. Comer will keep
the soup hot, so let’s try to remem
ber where to go.
Don’t blame the freshmen; they
follow the leaders, so set a good
I think the idea of getting out at
2 aV) is a fine thing. Pupils use the
spare time for make-up work or to get
help from some teacdier. Over half the
students of the high school remain
after the bell to obtain help or instruc
tion from some teacher. If one needs
instruction in any subject he can get it
at the eighth period and not be kept
after school. In our session rooms
everybody was so crowded and could
not go to see other teachers at that
In every way I think the plan is a
success and is a great opportunity for
the students to improve their work.
The classes used to graduate having
the same classmates as when they en
tered high school. They knew every
one in their session room intimately,
and each was familiar with the other’s
peculiarities. Now the people are all
mixed up and with every semester, and
because of the short time one stays in
the session room one hardly gets ac
quainted with one before he is snatched
up and changed again. Not that we
don't want to make friends or new
acquaintances that can be done by eon
tact in classes, but it is nice to have a
chummy home room where one doesn't
feel like a stranger.
WITH THE SOPHOMORES
Of course I know the order changed,
but sometimes is not the old order
best? For instance, in the matter of
getting reports I think that i twas
much better when reports were made
every month instead of six weeks. It
was so much more re,gular and, as in
my case and a few others, one likes to
work for a short stretch and get his
grades more often, to see what he is
R. Mb H.
She told him to be quiet. His seat,
nearing collapse, fell, and he did too.
Don’t jump like that. Miss Freeman!
Lost, strayed, or stolen—Finder
please return to room 20( at the fifth
period. Miss Laura Tillett can not lo
cate the conductor of her class. She
could not even make herself heard
above the uproar,
can’t you behave?
The seniors are talked of from
morning until night—their teas,
parties, dances, and meetings. On
every side one hears, ‘‘Seniors,
The juniors, too, are often heard
of. Why, these dear “Jolly Jun
iors” are the coming seniors. They
A New Publication
The issuing of The Broadcaster,
a newspaper edited by the Charles
D. Mclver School of West Lee
Street, shows a marked progress in
the attitude of the grammar schools
toward advancement in school in
terest. In starting to learn the fun
damentals of journalism at this
early stage of their school career,
the pupils are laying a foundation
for better and more itneresting
high school and national news
The high school has been encour
aging the collecting and writing of
news articles by the grammar
school news section in High Life,
to which all the students of all the
grammar schools are free to con
We think that the staff of High
Life should encourage the editors
of The Broadcaster in their first
attempt at newspaper editing.
When the young students have the
initiative to begin such a project
they should be aided in every pos
To Awaken Interest
The value of class issues are two
fold. First, such an issue gives
excellent training in journalism to
some who may in the future seri
ously approach it as a school activi
ty or as a profession. Secondly, it
serves to awaken in some others an
interest in writing and a latent
journalistic talent which might
otherwise never make itself known.
Probably there are a number in
the sophomore class who during the
two weeks they have worked on this
issue have experienced some such
awakening of interest. Perhaps
they were chosen for a position on
the staff because they had done
creditable work in English. It was
the opportunity necessary to arouse
a potent force which sought ex
pression through the medium of
writing. Hereafter journalism will
claim them, in some degree at least.
There are no doubt many from
this group who look forward to a
time when they shall hold a regular
position on the staff of one of the
publications, and be eligible to at
tend conventions such as the recent
Columbia convention. The class
issues offer a splendid means of
embarking on such a course.
There is traffic confusion near the
high school as well as in it. On the
average of not more than three days a
week the cop stands in the street at
the corner of West Market and Spring
Streets and directs traffic. The other
days he guards the filling station. Per
haps if some student would ask the
“chief” for a traffic cop rather than a
guard it would not take so long to get
on the other side of Spring Street.
M. J. K.
Mr. “Red” Routh even aided the
staff in getting out this issue. By the
way, what was it you said, Mr. Routh?
Oh, yes, those pictures—thanks.
Our beloved Miss Jo Causey was con
fined to her home on account of the
“fin” for three days I ’Tis said she
showered her classes with witty French
quizzes upon her return. Her voice
was weak, you see.
A few students from each of the
classes are not taking part in tbe class
issues because they do not think they
are beneficial. If they would attempt
to inquire into the issues, or try to
write a few articles, I think they
would readily change their minds. I
think working on the class paper is a
great opportunity that will prove
lu'ofitable when they are on the regu
lar staff as well as when they get out
in the world.
E. J. S.
One of the best ways we know of to
be happy is to keep busy. If you
don’t have enough work of your own
to keep you busy, give somebody else
a hand. You never know when you
might need some help yourself, and a
good way to insure getting it is to help
some one else first.—and Black,
Dearhorn, Mich igan.
It’s not the thing we like to do, but
liking the thing we have to do, that
makes life blessed.—Frederick High
Flier, Frederick, Md.
A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
It makes the teachers in any school
feel proud when the students put their
shoulders to the wheel and do their
best in spite of difficulties. The Greens
boro Fligh School faculty has felt un
usually proud of the attitude shown by
our high school boys and girls during
the first six weeks of this semester, in
spite of the crowded conditions that
exist in our school. It would seem that
the most of the students have felt the
added responsibilities that are theirs
and have measured up to it to the best
of their ability, meeting difficulties with
a smile. I feel that I can speak for
each member of the faculty when I say
to the student body, “We are proud of
your spirit. We knew that you could
do it. Thanks! Keep it up!”
Fannie Starr Mitchell,
Dean of Girls.
Every one makes mistakes and when
we hear some one say something about
us that is not particularly pleasing,
how do we take it?—Westport Crier,
Kansas City, Ma.
According to reliable reporters, Mr.
J. H. Johnson does not have to leave
lis classes for a shoe shine. His
‘janitors'’ do the work!
Extra! Extra! Mrs. Alma G. Col
trane divulges secret of her reducing.
She will meet you in 16 any eighth
period and give you her newly dis
“Get ready for test when the bell
rings.” We won't call names just here,
but there is a famous history teacher
at G. H. S. noted for such exclama
tions ! You sophomores, first period
history 2, recall her, do you not?
have an important place in our
school life, participating in every
thing to such an extent that they
forget that they, too, were once
The freshmen are made the butt
of many jokes, yet they are noticed.
Who is not interested in the dear,
innocent, sweet, little freshies? In
the spring, especialljq do we like
■to watch and comment on them,
because, somehow, at that time of
the year everyone is interested in
the growing green things.
It seems to be the sophomores
who are left out. We are too young
to be noticed by the older classes,
andT too old to serve as a source of
amusement to them. But what do
we care? We’re the sophomores,
and we’re going to do some big
things in this ‘ ‘ dere ole skule, ’ ’ and
Miss Ida Belle Moore says Miss Mary
Morrow is not obeying probation regu
lations. How about it. Miss Morrow.
Is the cough getting better!
MARCHING ON IN MARCH
Beware the Ides of March! Poor
Cresar may get .you in Latin class even
if he is dead. lYith bells on his fingers
and rings on his toes he laid him down
with a will instead if making one, as
most folks do, but his soul goes march
The sophomores who are socially (?)
inclined notice with interest that the
teachers—'Some of them-—believe in the
maxim : “All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy.” However, dear fresh
man, you can count on that superior
(and sophomoric) dignity around.
Mr. L. H. Woodward has been suffer
ing from acute loneliness recently.
Thanks to the second period study peo
ple, he will possibly survive. Best
wishes for a speedy recovery, Mr.
Our traffic cop, for some unknown
reason, left her,needy post several days
ago. An industrious sophomore took
up the chant, “Other door”—“This is
the wrong door”—“You must not go
THE COW’S SONG
(’Pologies to Tenninetwoson)
Moo-set and Moo-ing star.
Moo, it’s gettin’ dark.
May there be no moo-ing (mowing) the
When the dog doth bark.
SUCH IS LIFE
It’s toward the end of period seven,
The room is awful hot,
And everybody hollerin’
“Hey, how much time we got?”
Or, “Off my foot, you big old cow.'’
“How d’y get that way?”
You’re on mine now, you clumsy
“Think this is your birthday?”
Then, after what seems hours of time.
And then some hours more.
The bell peals forth, ends our sun-
And we rush out the door.
Telegram From Washington and Lee
205 Pilot Life Bldg.,
Greensboro, N. Car.
Was elected to Phi Beta Kappa last
night; letter follows.
Haller, ’24, former G. H. S. student,
is elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Wash
ington and Lee University. Just two
were elected to this order.