January 20, 1933
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THE PURPOSE OF HIGH LIFE IS TO:
and preserve the history of our school.
H old individttals together under high standards.
Separate the worthwhile from the worthless and promote
the highest interest of students, teachers, and school.
"Be Prepared,” the motto of the Boy Scouts of America, is one of the
best lessons to learn in high school. By looking ahead and preparing for
the future we may meet it with a courageous heart and a ready mind. Look
ing ahead and building air castles may seem foolish to some, but, in truth, air
castles and dreams are ambitions which will lift one to the top. Your air
castles may seem far away and unreal to you, but by looking ahead, remaining
steadfast in your purpose, and clinging to your castles, you will realize some
of your dreams some day.
Achievement Is Impetus to Success
The graduating class eagerly planning to conquer where others failed is
faqing an untried field; lower classmen are awaiting the beginning of a new
semester, ready to start out afresh to make a success where they have failed,
resolved to put forth new energy and new effort in order to reach the goal
of their ideals.
Those who have attained honors will strive for still others, for the
greatest impetus to success, is success. We face the new year and the new
semester with high hopes and new ambitions.
We bid the seniors goodbye, sorry to see them go but glad in their suc
cess. They go with the best wishes of the students and the faculty.
Thrifty Persons Never Fail
"A penny saved is a penny earned,” is true not only of pennies but also
of talents. It is easy to waste one’s time pursuing worthless ambitions or
worse, no ambitions.
Thrift does not mean the wrapping up of one’s pennies or talents in a
napkin and putting them aside. That is hoarding. Hoarding takes away
from the world and one’s friends what one might otherwise be able to con
Thrift means the wise use of one’s money, talents, and strength.
A man who is thrifty in everything will never be a failure.
New Students - New Talent
The leaves have all been torn from the present semester calendar, and
once again Senior high welcomes a new group of sophomores to carry on its
traditions. There will be jewels in this collection. Will there also be wolves
in sheeps’ clothing?
Always in the incoming classes there is discovered new dramatic talent,
students with voices adapted for the opera, students who quickly catch on
to the knack of journalism, and students who raise the scholastic average of
the school. These are the students the school needs, the students who will
carry on in a befitting manner.
The students and alumni hope that fine, square, industrious, students will
be in the majority among the incoming sophomore group. To you one and
all, a cordial welcome.
Look Into History
Historians tell us that the court attendants of Louis XVTs time con
sidered courtesy as something immortal, a religion, which was strictly abided
by. The study of rules of courtesy even took the place of practically all
studies in schools. All members of the court guilty of Breach of Etiquette
or Courtesy were promptly disgraced and banned from the court. Quite
often suicide followed this.
But today we have dropped too much from the standard rules of courtesy.
Although courtesy is comparatively commendable in this school, stricter
standards should be enforced.
You may aid conditions by setting yourself as an example to less
thoughtful associates. It is found that when certain individual students
spread any influence, good or bad, it is invariably adopted by their wor
shippers. If the influence were good this power might successfully be used
by them to instill the elements of courtesy into their friends who, un-
thoughtedly, are committing deeds termed fairly sacriligious by the French
courts of the seventeenth century.
( tH IGrH • SCHOOL Ll BRART
^ V ^
Miss Rebecca Wall, librarian, has
announced the arrival of a shipment
of new books. The following are to be
placed on the shelves: Adams, “The
Adams Family;” Byrd, “Skyward;”
Carswell, “Scott and His Circle;”
Chandler, “Story-Lives of Master
Artists;” Crawford, “The Heritage of
Cotton;” Dimnet, “What We Live
By;” Eaton, “Young Lafayette;” Eip-
per, “In My Zoo;” Finta, “Herdboy of
Hungary;” Grey, “Rolling Wheels;”
Hawthorne, “Romantic Rebel;” Hum
phreys and Hosey, “Romance of the
Airman;” Johnson, “Congorilla;”
Ketchum, “Follow the Sun;” Lehmann
“Invitation to Waltz;” Lockhart, “Here
Are Mysteries;” Meiklejohn, “Cart of
Many Colors;” Milne, “When We
Were Very Young;” Peterkin, “Bright
Skin;” Ransome, “Swallows and Am
azons;” Seton, “Earth and Sky;”
“Woodcraft,” “Hiking and Canoeing,”
“Indiancraft,” Animals and Birds,” and
“Wild Animals;” Steel, “Sir Francis
Bacon;” Stevens, “Through Merrie
England;” Van Loon’s Geography;
Wheeler, “The Trail of Lewis and
Clark;” Wilson, “Charm.”
“POISON IN JEST”
By John Dickson Carr
The lover of mystery stories has a
rare treat in store for him in this ex
citing yarn. Rossiter, an erratic new
detective, starts investigating a crime
before he knows it has been commit
ted. Even before the tragic events, the
old Zuagle house has been a place of
terror and suspicion. Most of the
characters might be said to be as ec
centric as the detective.
Old Judge Zuagle trembles at the
very mention of a broken statue in his
library and thinks he sees hands run
ning along window sills and table tops.
Mrs. Zuagle thinks of her son who has
been driven from the home because
he refused to be a lawyer.
The elder son is weak and suspicious.
Clarissa, the beauty of the family, is
married to a young man who is untidy
and lazy. Virginia, the youngest, is
the sanest of all.
O. O. McIntyre says: “Scandal Mon
ger” is a book about vicious Broadway
columning by Emile Gauvreau, the
managing editor who spawned the
type. In this sentence the famous
columnist gives one a brief idea of the
nature of the book:
Willia Goldfarb, a wise-cracking
ham actor, cannot get a vaudeville job
and therefore resorts to writing a col
umn of cheap gossip on a weekly
newspaper. The editor of a popular
New York daily becomes interested in
him and plans to make him a nation
wide character, who “Knows all, sees
all, and tells all.”
He carries out his idea so well that
he creates a monster, whom he com
pares to Frankenstein. The editor ex
presses his regrets at giving such a
creature so much power with the fol
lowing quotation from Frankenstein.
“My abhorence of this fiend cannot
be conceived. When I thought of him,
I clinched my teeth, by eyes became
inflamed, and I ardently wished to ex
tinguish that life which I had so
thoughtlessly bestowed. When I re
flected oh his crime and malice, my
hatred and revenge burst all bounds
This vicious creature knew no
bounds. He slandered friend and foe
in a manner which no court could
hinder. He created a new jargon of
words called “slanguage.” All Broad
way was under his control, even the
man who had created him.
Finally, however, he received his
just dues and became entangled in his
own net. Through his eager desire for
money, his fear of the underworld and
too much work, he became insane.
No one could better create such a
character than Emile Gauvreau, who
began this type of writing, and who is
well acquainted with the newspaper
This book will provide interesting
entertainment for everyone with its
thrilling action, its humorous wise
cracks, and its glamour of big city
People think about me
And try to decide
If I really think thus
And of my better side.
Yes, people think about me
But since I am no clam
Why don’t they visit me instead
And see how nice I am!
YOU AND YOUR INITIALS
Names have origins but initials mean
something. If your initials do not spell
anything, something is “Screwy Bla-
Bob Bost starts me off with a bang,
and the BB’s scatter.
Christine Clegg is the commerce
..T. E. Stewart when I turned him
around just “set.”
Margery Edwards thinks of herself.
Alvin Ljung does not claim Smith as
a rear handle.
Edna Newell is half an em.
Edwin Gambrell plus another G
Bettie Anne Lindeman begins to roll
John Davis has the makings of a
Evelyn Hawkins is just an exclama
Sidney Ogburn is just so.
Elizabeth Troxler proves to be
French and Latin, too.
Archie McDaniel when upset is either
mad or dam.
Irene Nau passes in.
Bill Owen is a “bo.”
Elberta Murray, an em is all.
Dallas Ozment defies his name.
Charles A. Pitchford dreams of ship
Una Pleasants looks up.
Carlton A. Raper runs, sometimes.
Orville Snyder is one of “Freckles’
Irene Tilley has “it.”
Awilda McLean just am.
James Alban Middleton stays in a
Hyman Ellison is just he.
Worth Edwards is more than one.
Ruffin Edwards, the musical man.
Arnold Dempsey is what makes High
Edward Davis certainly was meant
to be Ed.
W. E. Benbow, will entrap you in the
meshes of his silvery web.
Margie Ingram is a musical note.
Haywood Allen laughs.
Oka Hester, exclaims. Oh!
Mary Allen is a mother’s girl.
Alice Walsh is slangy.
Andrew Troxler is at where?
Inez Scoggin is a helping verb.
Edward T. Cone wants me to stop
with et cetera and goodbye.
By Jimmie Greene
If you are a student at G. H. S.,
you have only two things to worry
about, that is; whether you’ll graduate
or not. If you don’t graduate, you
won’t have anything to worry about,
because you are getting a nice warm
school to stay in for nothing. If you
graduate, you won’t have but two
things to worry about; that is, whether
you’ll get to U. N. C. or Duke.
If you go to U. N. C., you won’t
have to Worry; but if you go to Duke,
you’ll have two things to worry about;
whether U. N. C. will beat Duke in
the football classic or vice versa. If
U. N. C. beats Duke, you won’t have
to worry; but if Duke beats U. N. C.,
you’ll have two things to worry about,
whether you’ll get back to Duke alive
If you get back alive, you won’t
have anything to worry about; but if
you don’t, you’ll have two things to
worry about, whether you’ll go to
heaven or not. If you go to heaven,
there’s nothing to worry about; but if
you don’t, you’ll be so busy shaking
hands with all your old classmates
you won’t have time to worry.
' TO A GIRL
Roses kissed by moonbeams.
The swish of dancing feet.
The sound of muted music.
There we chanced to meet.
"We slipped away together,
"Walking side by side,
Down a dew-trod walkway.
To find a place to hide.
I whispered, “I am falling,”
She laughed and said, “My dear.
It’s not for me you’re falling;
It’s for the atmosphere.”
But now the skies are greying.
No music do I hear;
It was the girl I loved, you see.
And not the atmosphere.
“BUCHANAN OF THE PRESS ”
By Silas Bert
Silas Bert, veteran newspaper man
and author, has rendered the newspa
per world a great service in this splen
did inside picture of a few years as a
Buchanan, the reporter, does his
part in disclosing scandal, using force
and influence to get the yarn that will
put his paper ahead of the rival pub
lication. He is inclined to drink
heavily, which makes him forget and
helps him in his work.
He is given an important assignment
in a gambling house where liquor is
served freely to those who can pay
for it, and it is this that brings a
cruel tragedy upon his home.
Those who have rushed news, which
must reach the office for the next ed
ition will be dehghted with the keen
By Hardy Root
A tear is about to form in my eye
because I realize this will be my last
column in dear old High Life. Ah,
but brace up Hardy, that’s the way
high life goes. (How’s that?'. We must
face the consequences with a bit of a
smile and snap of the fingers. So
I asked Ed Gambrell if he knew
who Vicki Baum was, and he said it
was a salve you use for rheumatism.
“How long did Queen Elizabeth
reign?” asked Miss Blackmon.
“Forty days and forty nights,” yell
ed Lewis Ginsbergh as he settled
himself back into the February issue
I read about a man who had an
automobile accident in which he was
not injured. The next night, how
ever, he dreamed about it and it scar-
him so bad he jumped out of bed and
broke his neck.
When I was a sophomore, I longed
for the day when I would be a senior
and wear a cap and gown. Now that
I am a senior and do wear a cap and
gown, I envy the lucky sophomores
for not having to wear the darn stuffy
Charlie Smoak had one line to say
in a play called “Two Crooks and a
Lady.” He was a cop and was sup
posed to rush on the stage into the
room of an old invalid lady, who had
been robbed, and say, “Is the old lady
safe?” Well, the night of the play
everything went smoothly until Char
lie rushed on the stage.
He suffered stage fright and forgot
the only line he had in the entire
play. He fidgeted around the stage
for a few minutes and finally blurted
out, “How’s the old girl feeling?”
“What’s on at the movies?” asked
“‘Grand Hotel,’ with John Barry
more,” said Chico.
“Hump,” said Groucho, “I’d rather
hae a small boarding house with
We Bits: I hate the word “victuals”
. . . What became of the honor sys
tem . . . Mr. Slocum can play any
musical instrument. . . Mr. Phillips
played varsity football in college. .
I hate to walk by Liggett’s drug store
for fear the two signs on top of the
building will fall on me. . . What be
came of Senior high’s Tammany Hall
originated by the great Tom Knight?
My secret ambition is to see a trial
in court in which Ed Kuykendall
(alumnus of Senior high now study
ing law) is the lawyer and Major
Kuykendall, his father, is the district
Ha! I knew if I kept on trying
I’d do this school some good. Re
member the time I suggested the over
head awnings from the school to the
street? Well, it’s being seriously con
sidered by the school board. Hotcha!
Gene: Do you like dates with nuts?
Martha: Sure, drop around some
Erlu Neese: Gee, you’re swell.
Isolind DeBoe: You ain’t so skinny
I hatched that myself. ' Yeah, I
know it’s a little rotten.
Did you know that beneath the walks
leading from the main building to the
cafeteria and science buildings there
are huge tunnels used for transport
ing heat from one building to another?
That’s why it’s so hard for snow to
stick to these walks.
The guy who put his drug store on
the Jefferson Square certainly used his
head. He picked the coldest spot in
town, and during the winter months,
at least, the front of his store is free
of the . parasitical, drug .store hang
outs. However, there are a few you
couldn’t drive away with fifteen earth
Education alone can conduct us to
that enjoyment which is, at once, best
in quality and infinite in quatity.—
Leah Louise Baach, former business
manager ^f High Life, and Carolyn
Weil visited the publication room be
fore returning to their respective col
leges after the holidays.
^usan Gregory, Adelaide Fortune,
Elizabeth Sockwell and Sarah Lucas
ate lunch at school cafeteria before re
turning to college. Come again, girls.
Red Paris is singing nightly over
WSM, Nashville, where he is a student
at Vanderbilt, Tenn.
And who did we see strolling through
the halls the first school day in ’33?
Barbara Witherspoon, Charlie Ed
wards, Leah Baach, Carolyn Weil,
Mary Leigh Scales, and Fritz Byerly
made faces at us through the glass
in the doors.
Dick Nance, Jack Norman, Sid
Kelly, Jack Burroughs, and Red Whitt
made up a basketball team which
downed the high school regular team
21-13, January 2.
Isaac Gregory, of the University of
North Carolina, was among the twen
ty-eight students making A’s in all
courses. ‘Our boys” who were on the
honor roll are: Frank Abernathy,
Douglas ■ Cartland, James Doubles,
Isaac Gregory, John Gunter, Paul
Hayes, Mack Heath, Walter King, and
January 21—William Nees, Elwood
Pine, Virginia Davis, T. C. Dixon.
January 22—Marjorie Marsh, Eva
Affleck, Jeannette Bennett.
January 23—Dorothy Shoffner, Moses
Way, Mary Frances Blalock, Ruth
January 24—Hulda Martin, Robert
Wolff, Frances Glass, Rebecca Fen
tress, Mary Jane Clarida, Ernest Deal.
January 25—Lile McGinnis, Helen
Moore, Marilu Smith, Luella Strader,
Clinton Parrish, Charles Hudson,
January 26—Jack Watson, Edna Hy-
ams, Arthur Bradley.
January 27—Joy Belle Wheeler.
January 28—Frances Pamplin, Eliz
January 29—Andrew Troxler, Jess
Waynick, Ruth Wilson, Porter Paige,
Phyllis Hagedorn, Irelene Kistler,
January 30—Mary Litaker, Marie
Pinson, John Plowe, Juanita Jones,
January 31—Bob Frew, Curtis Har
rington, Prank Beacham.
February 1—Helen Cox.
February 2—Walter Hyatt, Elyn
February 3—George Gibbs, Elizabeth
Davis, Joe White, Frances Berbert.
February 4—Dorothy Little, Nell
February 6—Charles Ledbetter, Bet
ty Ann Lindeman, Billie Anderson,
February 7—Bernice Dempsey.
February 8—Annie Louise Gunter.
February 9—Louise Lindsay, V. L.
Wyant, Dorothy Waters.
February 10—Mary Inez, George Ga
briel, Arthur Williams.
So nigh is grandeur to out dust.
So near is God to man.
When duty whispers low. Thou must
The youth replies, I can—Emerson.
By Ed Gambrell
Gab: Harry Hill, rival columnist,
alias Jimmie Green, when disnlavine
his personality plus before Bernie
West’s orchestra, was stung by a hor
net—and was he stung?
Lewis Ginsberg wants to know if the
principal parts of the verb “swim” are
swim, swam, swum, what are the prin
cipal parts of “dim.”
Jean Watt fell to the top of Miss
Grogan’s class with an average of
Phillis Morrah writes blank verse.
That’s what Miss Craig calls it. I call
it blankety! blank! verse.
Now all of the girls are out for a
basketball star as football stars are
not in style.
For the convenience of our grammar
tutors, I have found two comma splices
in our Literature and Life book four.
STREETS NEAR HERE
HAVE HISTORIC ORIGIN
The names of the streets around
Senior high are not without a histori
cal significance. Garland Daniels,
president of Daniels and Stabler Real
Estate company, christened the streets
and named Garland drive for his fam
ily, the blue bloods of Virginia. De-
Sota place, the street that leads to the
entrance of the science building, and
Seminole drive, the road leading to
the main entrance of Senior high,
were named for the two tribes of In
dians which inhabited this section.
Originally the DeSotas lived here,
but after a fight occurring on the hill
east of Senior high, the Seminoles
gained possession of the territory.
There is an old monument, where the
Warners killed in battle are buried, lo
cated a few blocks from here.
The Seminoles after a time moved
south to the Everglades of Florida.
As a small boy O. Henry hunted in
this vicinity for arrowheads and other
relics of those uncivilized days. Pam
lico drive derived its name from the
sound in eastern Carolina.
Mr. Daniels called one of the streets
Twychenham for the Western estate
of a friend of his.
Have you seen it? It is the latest
thing in experimenting. If there is
anyone who feels that he is not finan
cially able to buy a flower for his
home but would like to have one, then
he may just go down into the coal cel
lar and get two medium sized pieces
Put the coal in a saucer or pan con
taining a little water. Then pour
some blueing matter over the coal and
sprinkle a little salt on top of it all.
Set the pan aside and forget about
it for a few days, maybe a week. Then
go back and take a look at your coal.
You will have a beautiful white,flow
THE PERFECT STUDENT
I know a certain little girl
Who never makes an error;
She keeps her math class in a whirl,
She fills each heart with terror.
She never puts a comma
Where a period oughta- be;
She calls her mother “momma;”
She’s as busy as a bee.
She never makes below an A,
The honor roll’s her glee;
She’s always first in class to say
“To be or not to be.”
O heavens help this doleful creature.
This educated brat.
Who is the pet of every teacher.
Thank God, I’m not like that!