October 2, I93i '
Disappointment Reigns Among
FORMER PUPILS DIRECT
Milier and Johnson Express Their Ap
preciation to Old
One of the popular special courses of
Greensboro high school has been the
dramatic class of technical s‘agc- train
ing under the instruction of Joe H.
This year, due to the financial crisis,
this course was unable to be offered
to the students.
A number of seniors, as well as lower
classmen, had planned tot wait until
this semester to take this course, and
have been greatly disappointed.
Grady Miller presented our first
opera in 1927. He had no trained ma
terial to assist him. Yet, using bor
rowed equipment and fresh assistants,
he did present an opera that was a
The dramatic education of some stu
dents began at that time. They learned
through the experience which they
gained. Thus dramatics began in
Greensboro high school.
The following year Mr. Johnson was
added to the faculty and organized the
first dramatic course held in Greens
boro high school. The object of this
course was to train students to be cap
able and efficient stage craftsmen.
The first year was as big a success
as could be expected with poor equip
ment and borrowed supplies.
The following year the dramatic
course was offered against the back
ground of the new Greensboro senior
high school’s $16,000 equipment. In
1929 the stage productions began to
show a polished smoothness that comes
only after-teaehnieal training.
Since that time students have actual
ly directed and staged whole produc
tions without any aid from Mr. John-
Mr. Miller and Mr. Johnson find that
even with a production as large as the
opera, they can turn the production
over to the students with perfect con
fidence in them.
The commencement pageant, that
will be remembered as one of the most
successful programs ever produced in
the high school, was'.stage-managed by
, Charles Hagan, who had worked under
Efiction of Mr. Miller and Mr.
gj^^v^se of Charles’ esperi-
3 able ‘.'■'Cinanage a produc
tion as big as the with great
Greensboro high ^sch^Sf has. been c
This year ^iKrough the aid of those
students trailed in dramatic
Lone Cotchoy—James Wild
James 'W’ild has recently written the
story of his life and titled it Lone Cow-
hoy. How the author cut his wisdom
teeth on sharp edges of experience the
west moving from ranch to ranch with
the movies in the army as an illustra
tor, and writer, is the theme of Lone
Coichoy. The type and spacing ,1s excel
lent making it easy to read.
Little America—Richard Byrd
Little America is an intensely grip
ping narrative in chronological se
quence of Byrd’s expedition to the
South Pole. The book contains splen
did Illustrations from photograph and
The Lunch Powder Mystery
By Ellery Queen
The Lunch Poivder Mystery is an un
usual detective story which is de
scribed by a hospital librarian as being
the kind for readers who like to use
Clieir heads as they go along and en
joy sharpening their wits with the
author. The Lunch Powder Mystery in
parts is rather difficult to understand
but pleasing when the mystery is
Poems of (ierald- Manly Hopkins
By Gerald Manly Hopkins
The first edition of Poems of Hop
kins, published In 1918, has been out
of print. In this book are sixteen poems
not included in the original volume.
Poems for all occasions are included in
Gerald Hopkins’ new volume.
Years of Grace
By Margaret Ayers Barnes
Years of Grace is an appealing story
of American social life of the last forty
years in which two generations are
contrasted, The setting Is Chicago and
tlie characters really live, i’ears of
Grace will particularly appeal to
thoughtful young women.
the past, Jae school productions should
be a great success. But after this year
it is uncertain if the plays and operas
will live up to the standards which
have been set for them by trained dra
GREENSBORO HI P. T. A.
GIVES BENEFIT BRIDGE
Party Held in Ballroom of King Cotton
Hotel—Prizes Donated by
The P. T. of Greensboro high
school consider the benefit bridge given
on September 22 a great success. Over
§100 was cleavetl by the association at
that time. Tiie party was given in
ballroom of the King Cotton hotel. It
was sponsored by the finance chair
man, Mrs. Henry L. Hanes and her
committee, and by the chairman of re
freshments, Mrs. A. C. Holt. There
were over 50 tables taken for the
game. The prizes were both handsome
and numerous. These were donated hy
mert-ha»its of the city and friends.
C- 'W. Phillips presented the prizes for
the P. T. A. Rerreshinents and flowers
were also furnished by local concerns.
The following lifgh school girls co
operated in serving: Doris Hanes,
Lncy Neal Brooks, Geraldine Bonke-
myrr, Jane Goodwin, Beverly Reavi
and Ruth IVhaley.
Fair Attracts Many Students
In the past ton years the Fair has
come and gone to and from Greensboro.
On Friday, September 25, 1931, all of
the students in the city schools we:
given free tickets. Greensboro high wi
very well represented there. There wi
much at the Fair to draw a crowd, for
the Pair president, Garland Daniels,
said that the Model Shows is most like
ly the biggest one that has ever been
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Dial 2-0486 Greensboro, N. C.
The Cap of Youth—John A. Stewart
The Gap of Youth is a historical
novel written by John A. Stewart.
Stewart has w-rltten many books on
Robert Louis Stevenson. This being
Ills love romance.
The story takes place about when
Stevenson was a law student at the
Cniversity of Edinburg.
Meeting Katie rummoud at tUe inn,
he falls In love with her, Katie find
ing this out and tells him td go as his
parents have bid him. So the two
lovers depart- Stevenson became the
wanderer, and Katie became a govern
ess in the Highlands, her home.
A stranger, years later \-lsited the
Highlands and met Katie,. I-Ie pre
sented her with Stevenson’s book,
“Kidnapped” and after a little. JTJl'e
telling that he would
see her next summer.
Next year the stranger returned and
looked for her-: he did not find her.
True to the last Katie had gone home
to wait for Louis.
The Caps of Youth not only tells of
Robert Louis Stevensotfs romance, but
of bis inspirations, his writings and
BUILT AT G.H.S.
According .to Mr. Johnson
Numerous Messages Have
LYNWOOD BURNETT AIDED
Object of Class to Train High School
Boys for Service Men and
Stanley Johnson, phj-slcs and radio
teacher, with the aid of Lynwood Bur
nett built a short wave radio station
at G. II. S. during the summer. This
station, called letters 'iV4AOE, Is crys
tal controlled making the frequency
steady. This Is a 75-watt station and
was built for the iiurixise of supply
ing problems for the radio and pliysics
classes and to handle friendly mes
sages from the members of the stu
xVccording to Mr. Johnson there have
been plenty of messages to send.
This station has been keeping in
touch with various parts of the coun
Interest in radio at G. H. S. is shown
by the fact that visitors enter the sta
tion room, on the second floor of the
Science Imilding, at every hour of the
Poor old “Smoky” is dead. It has not
yet been determined whether it was a
ease of suicide or an otherwise inflicted
wound. Nevertheless, “Smoky,” a black
boar in the form of a paper-weight, has
been mistreated. Probably you who do
not visit the office frequently are
acquainted with “Smoky.” He is really
very cunning bear. Since Black Bear
Camp is the summer interest of C. W.
Phillips, “Smoky” was presented to him
by Miss Henrietta Lee, of the art de
partment, two years ago. Up until s
few days ago “Smoky" resided quietly
the desk of our beloved principal,
but for some unknown reason “Smoky”
resides in pieces. Poor ol’ “Smoky”
will be missed.
REPTILE BECOMES LATIN STUDENT
Maybe you think that all visitors
welcome at G. H. S., but you are )
taken. You would have been convinced
of this if you had seen the fiery-eyed
visitor who attracted the attention of
Mrs. Smith’s third period class one day,
Mrs. Spnith, noticing the inattention
of her class, began to look for the
cause, when her eyes fell upon a snake
I the corner.
A boy picked up the visitor and car
ried him to the science room where all
good snakes ought to go.
Mrs. Smith, suspecting the cause of
his presence, asked that we say it with
irs rather than snakes.
Do You Know
are noted for their
“Smart and Different”
School and College
Frocks and Suits
and they are all at remarkably
-The station is In charge of opera
tors who have smalled stations of their
own and who liave been liceiised.
At the present time the scheduled
hours for the station are; 8:30 until
!) :00 then from 1:00 p. in. until 3 :30.
In the regular radio class, accord
ing to Stanley Johnson, there are
about 20 boys enrolled. At the first of
the semester it was thought that a few
girls would take the course but so far
'i'lie object of the Radio class is to
train service men and operators thus,
they construct 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6- tube
battery sets and also an electric set.
Anyone interested in amplifiei's, and
similar equipment, receive the aid of
Mr. Johnson as a special part of the
course. Also the members of tbe class
leain to send and receive ten words a
inliiute in the Morse code.
■When asked what he thought about
Television and talking pictures Mr.
Johnson replied, “I think that tele-
visi^ will be practical later on, but
at the present time, it is still in the ex-
perimeiital stage and Is very costly.
“Talking pictures are closely rehtted
to. the.ja^.yiuiu* Tvcie^aeveToped to
a great extent by radio experts.”
Mr. Johnson spent the past summer
in leaching summer school, building
short wave set for the school, umpir
ing in the Commercial baseball league,
pitching bairt'or as emi-pro outfit, and
at the beach.
A recent visitor on our campus was
Henry S. Goodwin. Henry was grad
uated with the class of 1926 and in
1930 completed his couree at David
son college. Since that time he has
been connected witli the Dow Chemi
cal Company in Midland, Michigan, In
the research department. This year he
plans to study for his degree at the
University of Michigan,
Lewis Brooks of the '29 class paid
us a visit also. Lewis seeins to have
spent some time in observing classes.
The Rocky Mount Y. M. C. A. is now
employed in the department of boys
work as secretary, Wayne Arnold
who graduated in the 1925 class at
G. II. S.
Outside help is always appreciated,
especially when it is a former student.
Shelby Fitzgerald bas been helping
considerably around the school of late.
Homer Coltrane, alumnus of teachers
of G. II. S. ofliciated in the Greeiisboro-
Sanford football game. This seemed
natural as Mr. Coltrane was a former
G. U. S. coach.
A former columnist of High Life,
Henry Bagley, has been seen on the
grounds for several successive days.
Curtis. Wilson, tiettcr known as
‘Zeke” a graduate of the class of 1924
vho also finished at V. M. I. was seen
m the scliool grounds the other day.
Gien Boyd McLeod has arrived at
her home in Greensboro after an ex
tended tour abroad. She is a well-
known alumna of G. 11. S.
A very famed alumnus of G. H. S.
is Bruce (Willie) Green now an in
surance man in Philadelphia. Willie
captained four athletic teams while in
G. II. S- and was a fine success at
Two of the class of ’31, Bob Settan
and Earnest White, are now students
in Guilford college. Earnest and Bob
are continuing, their good, newspaper
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HEY, GIRLS! BOYS CAN COOK, TOO!
Have you heard the latest news
from the Boys’ Home Economics class?
Well, it seems the next work they will
take up is cooking. Civilization marches
on! Imagine a member of the male
sex deftly placing the finishing touches
on a cake. And how good that cake
would be. With cherries, 'vliyg^ oT
spanked cream oaibp.'~It is very good
for the footfeii boys. ('Ask Coach).
• itefag a member of the so-called
weaker sex heartily congratulate the
Inaugurators of this scheme. At last
the men are put to some use!
Are you familiar with the magazine
entitled Xorth Carolina Teacher"! In
the September issue of this year, ap
peared a very interesting article by
Mr, Harry Spiers, a member of the
Aycock grammar school faculty. The
article was concerning the fine work
that has been done on the Aycock-a-
T)oodie-Doo, their paper. It interests
the Senior liigh school Iq that every
member of the present High Life staff
was a past staff member of the Ay-
cock-a-Doodle-Doo. Another part also
concerns Senior high students. If you
are interested in writing, do it and,
send It to High Life, All contribu
tions are more than wek'omed, Mr.
“No project, however, ‘an be justi
fied juirely because of its financial
success; its real success must be de-
fermlned by the educational advan
Stay Out of HallsV^
Every year a plea is made to keel
the students out of the halls durinj*
the lunch periods. It is impossibh
for a teacher on the first floor oI|
any building to hold a recitation
with laughter, talking, and locker
banging going on outside. The Girl s
Council and Girl Reserves have been
appointed to maintain order in the
school and ask for every student’s
co-operation in helping these groups
PRES. BILL VENNING
Goal Is “To Live Purpose, Inrj
stead of Merely Talking ?
VILL STUDY VOCATIONS
BIG SISTERS PLAN PICNIC
TO ENTERTAIN NEW GIRLS
Rebecca Jeffress Elected Representa
tive to I.ower House From
TO KEEP STUDENTS OUT OF HALLS
YELL, STUDENTS, YELL! USE YOUR
Greensboro high’s first pep meeting
went over with a bang, but “Oh” how
punk we sounded I^riday night: at the
opening game too, We don’t have to
yell loud to make a lot of noise in tbe
chapel but students honestly, we wish
you would yell at the stadium. W
hope that no one will have sore throats
on Friday, hut make It some yelling
Friday night. (It might come in handy
on class Monday).
Curtis President Epworth-Hi Dept.
Paul Curtis, senior high student, w
elected preeaident of the Epworth-Hi
department of the West Market Street
Methodist church at the annual ban
quet. Other officers elected were as fol
lows: H. Grady Hardin, secretary;
Grace Martin, Nancy Miles, Elizabeth
Edgerton, Marie-Atkins, and Nan Har
The program of the evening consisted
of a number by Frank Warner entitled
“Gas Light.” “Spot Light” was the title
of a reading by Dot Hanes. Mary Eliz
abeth Moore spoke on behalf of the de
partment, expressing appreciation of
the service rendered by the retiring
perintendent, W. K. Hess. Mrs. Tittle
will be the new superintendent. Rev
erend Mr. Fletcher IHj-ikbn'^'ue'l sho7r
speech which wqp entitled “Fuel.” Rev-
^tft’fena'-iJlrT—Ffrlen Frew, of the Church-
by-the-Side-of-the-Road, made an ad
dress on “Shining Afar,” which brought
the meeting to a close.
It does not come by accident, but
as the result of a definite plan
carefully worked out. That's the
reason for the superior quality of
The Girls’ Council met Tuesday after
noon after school for the first meeting
of the year, with Josephine Lucas, the
president, presiding. Rebecca Jeffress
was elected as representative fom the
council to the lower house. Josephine
Lucas was elected as representative to
the Student Council at a meeting last
fall. The duties for the coming year
were discussed, and it was decided that
for the first part of the year, at least,
the aim of the council would be to get
the various committees, that the girls
of the school signed up for last year,
formed and functioning well, with a
teacher sponsoring each committee. This
year, as before, the council wil have two
meetings a month—one during school
hours, and the other after school.
Different plans were discussed for
the entertainment which is given each
year for the new girls that come over
to high school by the Girls’ Council
and the Big Sisters. The plan for this
year’s entertainment is a picnic. Details
for it will be made later.
The Student Council has given over
to the Girls’ Council that duty of keep
ing students out of the halls during the
three lunch periods. The girls on duty
will appreciate your co-operation as the
necessity for quiet is the only reason
pupils are npt allowed inside.
The members of the council are Jose
phine Lucas, Marjorie Banker, Dora-
Jeffress, Elizabeth Craven, Selma
McDonald Phyllis Morrah, Frances
Rogers, and Helen Crutchfield.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
Once more the Senior Hl-Y dub has
•ted to function. The club started '■*'
activities at the-initial meeting on
uday the 14th, and caught a glimpse 'i
|he goal for this year’s work, which -'
to live the Purpose Instead of f
ly talking about it.” At the meet-
ingl^i’t'esident Bill Venning promised
rounded program that should
briii'^ back all the old members and
attrti new ones.
Altbmgh the first meeting was
small,|the club shows a fine spirit of '■
suppoiA and co-operation to the new
presiil^t. Everyone was Interested in
the fist meeting and as a result a .'
a livelj discussion followed.
The pi'ogram this year is going to be
iiiterestiag, but It cannot be so if the
club does not co-operate, by attending >
the mee|ngs. A program committee '
is to bolppointed and Frank Warner
is posltlfc that he has an abundant
supply olspeakers. It Is possible that
the meetllgs will be given over to a •"
study of Ae different vocations.
At the rnd of each discussion a
speaker wil Is well versed on the sub- *
ject being discussed will give his opin- •:
ion on thc^. matter. This has many '
hdvantalget^. \ Afjtde (from making a
profitable timing, all will get an out- *,
side and inside view of the vocations.
No definite arrangements have been
made about ^he transferring of mem-,
berships. So ‘ill boys who have been
members of Senior Ili-Y groups elae-
•here will please be patient and a
decision will be made very soon,
ord to the socially inclined mem
bers. President Venning promises the
club more social activities this year.
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