May 20, 1937
Published Semi-Monthly by
the Students of Greensboro Senior
Greensboro, North Carolina
Founded by Class of 1921
Printed hy McCulloch and Swain
Associate Editors—Marjorie Silbiger, Worth
Holder, James Dodson, Miriam Sewell,
Jean Yates, Laura Spence.
Business Manager—Marty Cockfield.
Circulat]i07i Manager—Bill Simpson.
Student Adviser—Maurine Love.
Eacwlty Advisers—Misses Minor, Finkle-
stein, and Sockwell.
Reporters—Howard Adair, Lois Baldwin,
Nolle Bookout, Billie Coiner, Joel
Richardson, Willa Jean Hayes, Cassie
Kernodle, Stanley V. Lewis, Martha
Minhinnette, Carter Rossell, Laura Jane
Liles, Mary Spencer Watkins, Shirley
Typists—^Beulah Kellam, Minnie Sue Wil
liams, Juanita Fuller, Bill Lipscomb.
What can we do to remedy this situation
and unite the disjointed groups of our
school? The cure lies with you as an in
dividual. If you are a book-worm, pull your
nose out of your algebra for a while and
see how fresh the air around a tennis court
smells. If you are one of the unstudious
athletes who would be self-conscious if
caught having anything to do with books, do
your home work assignments and find how
nice it is to be able to face the teacher with
a more than average intelligent expression.
If you are a ‘ Mo-nothing-at-all, ” get busy
and climb out of that lowest of school classes.
If every person would vary his interests
in this way, we would soon have a well-
rounded, united student body at G. H. S.
The Purpose of High Life Is to
et and Preserve the History of
together under high
Separate the worthwhile from the luorth-
less and promote the highest interest
of students, teachers, and school.
*‘Cute” Works Overtime
Cute is the comment made about passers-
by or intimate friends by most modern high
school students. Whether they are fat, slen
der, tall, blonde, or brunette, they are cute!
This word of four letters not only applies to
people but also to things which might be
called clever or unique. We don’t believe
that the younger generation is going to the
dogs, but we do think that their vocabulary
is, unless it can be improved and enlarged.
We honestly believe that the only reason a
person says ‘-‘cute” every time their mouth
opens is that no thinking is connected with
what they are saying. If all persons, no
matter how ignorant they may seem, would
just think before they spoke, the overworked
cute with all its relatives could go on a long-
earned vacation. They need it!
This year, as every year, there has been much
discussion of student teachers.
There are, of course, two sides to the argu
ment. First, there is the opinion of the student,
usually the student who is far below standard,
in his .studies. He argues that a change of
teacher confuses him, that the' change is upset
ting, and that sometimes he is unable to pass his
subject. Usually this is no more than the alibi
of a person who would fail anyway; hence, it
may be dismissed. Secondly, there is the opinion
of the young teacher. She probably finds teach
ing high school students for the first time difficult,
and with the novitiate, occasional scenes of per
turbation may take place. However, the student
teacher must undergo the unpleasantness as well
as the pleasant side of teaching to obtain a degree.
Therefore, let us remedy the situation by
doing what we can to co-operate with student
teachers this year and next and make their work
at G. H. S. as agreeable as possible.
A Semester 6 and
A Semester 8 Student.
Flash! Flash! Flash! There are to be five
weddings in the G. H. S. faculty during the
month of June. We don't know whether they
are to marry each other or not, but we under
stand, confidentially of course, that two men and
three women compose the group.
Students of Greensboro High School
should feel encouraged as they look back on
the first graduating class. This group was
composed of seven members, five of whom
have become most important to our com
Are You a Headline Reader?
Just a moment, stranger ! Can you tell
me what’s new in Spain? You haven’t
read the paper today? Oh, I see. You’ve
only had time for Popeye and L’il Abner
and a brief scan of the headlines.
You’re so like all the rest—never have
a busy man, ’ ’ but have you ever stopped to
think what you’re missing?
You’re slighting yourself of knowledge
Here’s an extra vote for the elections. For
tbe cutest couple in the High School—'Teddy
Mills and Bobbie Lee Clegg.
Quite a bit of competition seems to center
around a certain brown-eyed poet. Is it just his
For grand prizes, how about the one Mary
Jane Goodwin won during the recent Music con
test? For a house guest she picked the drum-
major. Smart girj!
munity. Perhaps the one character of the
group that has been more associated with|^j^.^j^ rightfully yours; so slack up a
education in the eyes of the public is Dr. j Broaden your scope by discovering the
Henry Lewis Smith, President of Washing- results of current affairs. Culti-'
ton and Lee university. Others of the group interest for this world around you.
Imagine Miss Minor’,s surprise when she re
cently opened a letter and found it addressed
;;‘DeaT Girlie.” And then on reading further she
found it signed by a well-known local educator.
Would 3’ou ever have suspected her? She was
reading Lib Mitchell’s mail.
What caused the Webb-Brewer split-up? While
you cogitate upon that remarkable episode, we will
sign off the gossip.
are : William Adams, Justice of the Supreme
court of North Carolina; Egbert W. Smith,
secretary of the Southern Presbyterian
church; John H. Dillard, prominent lawyer
and legislator of Cherokee county. North
Carolina; G. W. Mclver, member of high
rank in the United States Navy; Margaret
Mclver and Robert L. Mullin. If the grad
uating classes of the future make as good a
record as the first, Greensboro High School
will be well represented in the country.
An ‘'All-round** School
Every spring a cup is given to the best
‘All-round” senior in the graduating class
at G. H. S.—the greatest honor the school
can bestow on a person. In recent years,
it has been hard to choose the person to re
ceive this cup; not because there have been
so many that deserve it, but because there
are so few who can truthfully be called
‘ ‘ all-round. ’ ’
What is the cause of this lamentable
condition? The sad truth at the bottom of
it is that the students at G. H. S. are falling
into three groups; (1) the book-worms,
(2) the athletes, and (3) the “do-nothing-
at-alls.” In this, naturally, there are some
exceptions to the rule, but, for the most part,
every member of the student body of our
school can be placed in one of these groups.
Think of a number of people who you know
and see if almost everyone can not be classi
fied as one of these types. You will most
likely find that the people who diversify
their activities enough to be considered ‘ ‘ all
round” can be counted on the fingers of one
hand. You will also probably find that
these persons are the leaders at G. H, S.
Headline reading is child’s play. . Allow
your curiosity to open the path of knowledge
for you, and thus increase the stature of
I am a girl with a very fair complexion. I
love to play tennis in shorts and a halter, because
I really look cute in them, but everytime I play
I get blistered. What can I do?
Dear M. S.:
You might try anointing yourself with vinegar
and olive oil, but maybe you will think that this
combination will detract from your charm. Well,
suppose it does. Which is more detrimental to
your allure—a little salad dressing for about an
hour or two or that broiled lobster complexion for
two or three days?
The election is over. You may now discard
your dark glasses or any other disguise which
you may have contrived for the purpose of your
personal safety. No more will you have to flee
with terror in your heart at the sight of a
friend gone crazy with the election heat, or
shake with fear lest one of those walking bill
boards buttonhole and threaten you with dire
disaster unless you support his candidates.
Forgotten are those poetic signs that glared at
you from every tree, pillar, and post, and along
with them, the candidates which thej'' represented,
for now only two weeks of concentrated class work
remain before the semester’s close.
The Seniors who are about to graduate should
be thankful that they have lived through three
election periods and have come out mentally
balanced. They should express their apprecia
tion by imparting to the lowly sophomore the
secret of their remarkable achievement, thus
enabling more students to live safely through
future election periods.
Come here now, grab dem tools an’ git,
While de day is cool an de sun ain’t up yit.
Hoe’n corn ’ull buy yo’ bread an’ meat.
Do it now, nigger. What’s dat about de heat?
Greenup time; hoe yo’ corn
Wurk, you nigger, so bread air you’rn.
Come here, now, I don’ tell yo' agin.
Stop yo’ lazin; take it wid a grin.
Go long. Poky, or do dis washin’ here.
Do it now. Huh? Wurk ’ull make yo’ lose yo’ fear.
Greenup time; hoe yo’ corn
Wurk, you nigger, so bread air you’rn.
Dat you dare? Take does tools an’ git,
If’n tis hot, you aint gwine sleep an’ sit
Lazin’ under dis here shaded tree.
Go long, nigger! You aint a possuming me.
Greenup time; hoe yo’ corn
Wurk, you nigger, so bread air you’rn, .
I moon about all the time; I don’t care how
I look; I feel like writing poetry. Now, my
friends think I am in love. Here’s the problem—
What is love?
MARY BEE JONES.
Dear Mary Bee:
Everybody has his or her own opinion about
that vacillating thing called love. You seem to
have all the symptoms that I usually feel when
I am in love or have been eating too much rich
food. I suggest that if it isn’t love, it may be
the awakening of a great poetic genius, but—only
time can tell.
PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK
“Scholarship, leadership, character, and ser
vice,” these were the words with which Joy Cann
was described last week, as she received the
D. A. R. medal. We salute you, Joy, as the most
outstanding student in G. H. S. this week.
It was some sixteen years ago that Joy Cann
made her first appearance in this world. At
the conventional age, she took her first step in
her successful school career. She was an out
standing student at Aycock and later at Central
Junior High, where, besides her excellent scholas
tic record, she excelled in soccer, basketball, and
began her tennis career. During these years she
made frequent trips to Ontario, Canada, where
she has relatives.
Here at Senior High, Joy has continued her
activity in both studies and sports, doing un
paralleled work in both. She is a good swimmer,
a bowling enthusiast, and in tennis she is the
top ranking girl player in G. H.. S. She has de-
THE MAKING OF A HERO
It all happened in the following manner:
It seems that Mary Power Frazier has a pet
squirrel named “Sassy,” made doubly dear to her
by the fact that Smith King caught and made a
present to her of the little animal.
“Sassy” has perfect classroom manners which
put to shame even the .super-fine brand displayed
by all the Harold Ginsbergs, Pat Alcotts, and
Mary Louise Boles, in the school. Sassy reclines
peacefully on her young mistress’ shoulder and is
as quiet and lady-like a,s any squirrel could be.
But one day—borrows! Mary Power 'sud
denly discovered that her shoulder was void of
her pet. A mad search ensued for the poor little
animal. Mary Power was frantic. She begged to
announce “Sassy’s” disappearance over the radio;
but as the radio time was limited and the authori
ties just couldn’t realize that “Sassy” was any
thing but a squirrel (which he really wasn’t,
you know), it was all to no avail.
Mary Power just knew that her squirrel was
lost in one of those long, dark corridors in school,
and, oh! what couldn’t those stomping herds in
the halls between classes do to a poor, innocent,
defenseless bit of wild life?
The search spread all over school; everybody
was looking for “Sassy.” Then after even the
stoutest hearts had almost given up, a tall figure
appeared with the little creature, looking serenely
at her little mistress, who gave one glad,
“whoop!” and rushed over to thank the rescuer
who was none other than that notable football,
baseball, and track star, Ed Langston.
And that’s how Ed became a hero—at least, to
feated Betty Lou Walter and Genevieve Raulston,
both skillful players, in the high school tourna
ment and will probably fight her way to the
finals with little difficult opposition. As for her
.scholarship, she has been on the honor roll almost
continuously during her three years here, and
holds the position of president of Torchlight
Honor society. All High School activities have
received her unmitigated co-operation.
Joy plans to continue her education at Duke
where she intends to take a course in banking.
She has no specific ambition at the present, but
hopes to continue the record she has begun at
G. H. S.