December 3, 1937
Published Semi-Monthly by
the Students of Greensboro
Senior Pligh School
Greensboro, North Carolina
Founded by Class of 1921
Printed 'by McCulloch and Swain
Associate Editor—Marty Cockfield.
Business Manager—Cassie Kernodle.
Circulation Manager—L. M. Clymer.
Sports Editor—Worth Holder.
Copy Editor—iLaura Spence.
Hs60. Cojry Editor—Jean Berbert.
Feature Editor—Paul Pearson.
Exchange Editor—Jean Yates.
Faculty Advisers—^Mrs. Betts, Mr.
HuckS', Miss Pike, Miss Sledge,
Reporters — Lois Baldwin, Nelle
Bookout, Bob Byrd, Janet Camp
bell, Doris Carr, Miargaret Crntch-
fleld, Priscilla Guthrie, Laura
Jane Liles, Martha Minhinnette,
Rae Schumann, H. B. Sewell, Jean
Welhorn, Mildred Yost, and Vir
The Purpose of High Life Is to
G et and presierve the history of
'old mdividuals together under
separate the ivorthivhile from the
worthless and promote the
highest interest of students,
teachers, and school.
cheaters ! ’ ’ and save ourselves from
undue criticism, which will surely
be directed upon us if this practice
Birds of America
John James Audubon was one of
the greatest naturalists and bird
painters in America. Ilis original
publicationss of birds are worth
thousands of dollars, but now a
book has been published with a
complete selection of Audubon’s
works, and we are fortunate to
have a copy in our library. It is a
marvelous collection for one man
to have made, and it contains a few
Have You Read It?
What Price Cheating?
Is cheating worth the price one
Since National Book Week was cele
brated this month. High Life chose
this time to inaugurate a new column—
thumb nail book reviews. The book
sketch this week was selected because
the author, Emil Ludwig, spoke at
Woman’s College recently, and, there
fore, the subject is of current interest.
The 'Nile, by Emil Ludwig; The Viking
Press, New York, 1937. $5.
Many legends and stories have grown
up about this mysterious river. As we
follow the course of the Nile, whose
origin is in a land of wild beauty, we
visualize the past and its numerous
historic figures. The story of the primi
tive tribes living along the river runs
parallel with the tale of rulers of Egypt
and Europe. Therefore, one meets ele
phants, cannibals, nineteenth century
explorers, and British bridge-builders,
as well as Cleopatra, Napoleon, Caesar,
and Antony in the pages of this fasci
The life-story of a river that moves
primarily through space, :i.,s well as
through time, is begun, not with the
pyramids at the mouth, which is the
! usual order of its history, but with the
niTerraTTsNi t JEeNour ceM ^ ”
However, it is the beautiful language
has to pay? Is making an excel
lent grade in English or mathe
matics by dishonest work worth the
loss of self-repect and the respect
of your fellow students — and
eventually that of your teachers ?
You ask, ^'^What is real cheat
ing?” Of course everyone con
demns open cheating on tests and
class work, but not everyone thinks
of the person who copies your
homework, because he was too
sleepy to do it last night, as being a
cheat. Not everyone condemns the
and easy stjde, in which all Mr. Lud
wig's books are written and which is
repeated in this story, that really at
tract the reader. The book will be re
membered not as a factual history of a
river, but as a biography of the Nile
and its people through the years.
boy or girl who ‘Morrows” your
notebook the night before it is due
to be handed in and does the work,
in a half hour’s copying, that you
have probably worked over for sev
Nevertheless, the person who
does this is just as much of a cheat
as the one who is openly dishonest
on tests and he loses the esteem of
his fellow classmates just as
It is difficult to refuse to “lend”
your work when a friend asks for
it, but if we, the students of
Greensboro Senior High School,
are to live up to the standards set
for us in the past, we must conduct
a campaign against cheating in
every form—wm must learn to re
fuse to uphold the other fellow in
his dishonest work; for that is what
we really are doing when we are
unable to refuse to assist, or to do
a fellow student’s work for him.
Now that the Social Standards
conference has so successfully car
ried out its theme, “Behave Your
self,” let us adopt another motto,
“Down with cheating — and
I threw a kiss one day to a daisy,
And she smiled; back at me!
Cold chills of delight tickled my stalk,
And my hair roots wriggled with glee.
I longed to whisper sweet nothings
In her snowy, white-petaled ear;
So I picked up a tune from the breezes,
And murmured it to my dear.
Oh, that was a happy courtship
On a beautiful day in June,
But the frost soon took her away.
And ended it all too soon.
(The following poem was ivritten in
Miss Wall’s English 5 class, which re
cently completed a unit on Tennyson’s
“Idylls of the King.”)
Poor Elaine—so pure and sweet—
Threw her love at Lancelot’s feet;
Lancelot turned it down for fear
Of his wicked love for Guinevere.
Poor Elaine—with broken heart—
Decided death would be her part;
Thus the maid of Astolot
Died, thinking only of Lancelot.
Lancelot, knowing, merely mused
O’er the love he had so abused;
And continued with what to him was
His wicked love for Guinevere.
Mother: “Johnny, why do I find your
hand in the cookie jar?”
Johnny: “I don’t know, mother, un
less it’s because you wear rubber heels.”
ALQllg mTUR-E TMILS
Conservation of Christinas Green
Did you know that holly, cedar, and
winter berries will soon be extinct if
WC' continue to use them for Christ
Only the female holly tree produces
berries, and these tr^ees are cut down
in enormous numbers every Christmas.
The cedars are also used every 3mar.
Thej" are slow growers, and are not
very large in number. If we continue
to use them, they will soon be depleted,
Why not use the pine? It makes
just as lovely a Christmas tree. These
trees are more numerous, and grow
Feeding the Birds
Oh boy! Did you enjoy your food
on Thanksgiving daj^? However, did
you think about the birds? They have
a hard time securing their food this
cold weather. Throw out some bread
crumbs or hang up a inece of suet, and
3mu will have as much fun out of
watching the different species eat as
thej'' wdll have eating the food. Set
up a feeding station around, your home,
and you wdll soon liave a familj^ of
Members of the nature study class
observed several Eed-breasted Nut
hatches wdiich are migrating from the
north Avhere they nest. This bird is
rarely seen here; hence, as beginners
in bird study, we consider ourselves
fortunate in having seen them. This
bird is most useful because it controls
the insects that would destroy our
Are we the students of this High
Scdiool taking life too easy? Are we
seriously finding fault with the way
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CAtaRV 'T tU(?U LiPE.
Flash! Mr. and Mrs. G.H.S.!
All Students at Large!
day situation? Students, we are the
ones who wdll be chosen to go to war.
Are we going to allow ourselves to be
dragged into isoinething w^hich does not
concern us? Are we not satisfied with
our present homes and schools? Whj-
.should we be blown to bits by gunfire
because some foreign country wmnts in
its back yard another country’s land?
Let’s all help in a movement to pro
mote a peaceful nation.
The problem ivork which the student
is asked to do in a business course of
arithmetic should accuratelj" refiect the
sort of calculating that is done in
business today. Since time immemorial,
puzzle problems have furnished news
paper editorial -writers and comic striii
artists wdth a vast amount of material.
And it is a fact that any number of
problems which apeared in arithmetic
books long ago in the elementary
school are ivell calculated to create
laughter. But thej' were no laughing
matter to the children!
The gem found below was found in
one of the chapters of the old book,
Mr. J. Staulej’ .Johnson has been
talking wd,h Ilabana. Cuba, India and
.Joplin, Mb., through his personal ama
teur radio hookup. He says tliat he
has been trying to contact an exiled
Indian prince who, he has heard, has
a radio set. As .vet he hasn’t had much
luck—'just talking with the commoners,
3mu know’—but here’s hoping 1
Also, tw’o G. 11. S. radio students,
David Abbott and Herbert Clark, have
been contacting the outside world by
meaiLS of radio and telephone equip
ment. David ha.s talked with Iraq,
Asia, over the telephone just as you
and I would talk, except, of course,
w’e wouldn't be talking with Asia ; and
Herbert has contacted Australia—he
didn’t S'- ' ^ poke; maj’be.it
Now that ’Thanksgiving and football
season are over, and eversmne in
.school is settling down for his
long classroom naps until those blessed
Christmas holidays arrive, and the
w’eatherman is predicting colder wdnds,
w'e are wondering who will be the first
to drag out that dowclj'-looking coon-
skin cap Ed Langston left to the school
when he graduated last June.
A recent oral pop quiz put to about
7)0 people in the school reveals that
chocolate ice cream is the favorite food
of most of those questioned. One of the
strongest addicts of this delicacy. Miss
Sara IMims, mentioned incidentally
that she liked hers “smothered under
gobs of w hipped cream’’-—a hint to cer
tain genlleinen of the faculty.
w'as Lnc;,;u (■
T.sn’t science wonderful?
I’ll be back in a flash with a flash—
“When first the marriage knot was tied
Betwixt my wife and me.
My age did hers as far exceed
As three times three do three;
But after ten and half ten jmars.
We man and wife had been.
Our ages then appeared to be
As eight is to sixteen.
Nowq Tyro, skilled in numbers, sajp
What Avere our ages oh the wedding
The ansAver, also in rhymed form,
goes like this:
“Sir, fort^’-five years jmu had been.
Your bride no more than just fifteen.”
■—The EoAA'e Budget.
“Noaa', in ease anything should go
Avrong Avith this experiment,” said the
professor of chemistry, “Ave and the
laboratoiy Avill all be bloAAui sky high.
NoAAg come a little closer, boys in order
that you may folloAv me.”
LIKE A GOLDFISH ON A
“A ship lost at sea” might just as
Avcil describe mj' feelings three Aveeks
ago Avhen I entered G. H. S. for the
first time in all my life. I rode to
school, and before I reached my desti
nation, I found myself Avondering if I
AA'ere leaving all hints of civilization.
Later, after entering the school, I Avas
so skittish that if anyone had said
“scat,” I Avould have jumped straight
in the air, and on landing Avould not
have stopped running until I Avas three
miles aAva.v—if then.
Once in the office, I settled doAvn
to Avait for Mr. Routh, Avhoni I did not
see until nearly II o’clock. In the
meantime my heart reached out to Miss
Hyams Avho conA’ersed Avifh me and also
gave me a handbook and the latest edi
tion of High Life which I pretended
to read ; but all the Avhile I Avas really
euAying her for her poise.
Mr. Routh, I found, Avas all the
things I expected a principal to be—
only he Avas much more pleasant. Ar
ranging my schedule, he took me
around, introducing me to my teachers.
Before the ordeal Ava.s oA^er, I Avas cer
tain that I would “get along.”
My being from Charlotte must have
interested many students, for I Avas
SAvamped Avith questions about different
people and places there. At lunch I
AAuis ushered into a croAA'd that aauis so
sociable that I couldn’t imagine the
loneliness I had felt a feAv hours be
fore. Yet, eA-ery time I changed classes
and found myself being pushed along
Avith an utterly strange group, I had a
longing to craAA'l into a hole and pull
the sod over me.
Noaa', I am perfectly at home. I feel
at ease—as though I belonged here. I
OAve my more recent opinion of G. H. S.
to the many students wTio have made
me one of them.
By a NeAV Student.
li'iiw 11 I HP* ■ ■III III iHiiiBinn j»-'- m-'. '
Just trom sneer personal observa
tion AAm Avould imagine that Jane Mur
ray uses more notebook paper than
anybodj' in school. And it isn’t all for
school Avork, either. (Hoav in the Avorld
can you think of so many to Avrite to,
Choicest neAvs bit of the Aveek: Miss
Louise Smirh, Avell-knoAA’'n faculty mem
ber, Avas secretary of the first G. IT. S.
And Avho should come tripping down
the hall the other day, all garbed in a
certain Guilford collegiate’s short coat,
than Mitzi SeAA’ell. It is a sort of
mutual exchange, Ave learned. He
thinks her green corduroy beer jacket
is just too, too duckjL
lYho remembers Avhen Elma Dean
used to sing on the Junior Radio Hour
. . . Catherine Paris Avas the best run
ner in the sixth grade at Ay cock
School, except for Ed Gehrke, her arch
rival. . . . Edgar Harvej' Avas Judge
of the court at Central Junior High.
. . . Harold Ginsberg sang tenor in
the Aycock School Glee Club. . . . Mr.
Hucks had no mustache?
FOOTBALL BOYS ON HONOR ROLL
Your reporter realizes that there are
exceptions to all rules, but has decided
that the familiar expression “football
pla^’ers are dumb” Avill liaA'e to be veri
fied, for G. IT. S. football stars (at
least) are hot scatter-brained. During
the first six AA'eeks report period, three
football plaj'ers of this school made an
average of 90 or better. They are
Charles “Ilardrock” Hipp, Perrine Bil-
yeu, and James MWlfe. It’s up to you,
gridiron boys; are jmu going to keep
this record up, or are you going to go
hack on us?
Professor: “You have noAV been in
my serA’ice tAventy-fiA’e years, I believe,
Faithful Domestic (expectantly): “Yes,
Professor: “Well, as a reward for
your faithful services, I have decided
to name after you the neiv species of
beetle I have just discovered.”