April 29, 1938
Published Semi-Monthly by
the Students of Greensboro
Senior High School
Greensboro, North Carolina
Founded by Class of 1921
Jean Yates, Paul Pearson
Sports Editor—Worth Holder
Copy Editor—Nelle Bookout
Rae Schumann, Dorothy Hendrix
Exchange Editor—Priscilla Guthrie
Jean Welborn, Doris Carr
Annis Hines, Catherine Paris
Staff Photographer—James Mitchell
Business Atanager—Jean Berbert.
Associate Mgr.—Laura Jane Liles
Circulation Manager—L. M. Clymer.
Reporters—Jean Welborn, Bob Byrd,
Rae Schumann, Doris Carr, Eliza
beth Newton, Tom Wilkinson,
Dorothy Hendrix, Rebecca For
sythe, Dorothy Hall, Geraldine
Faculty Advisers—^Mrs. Betts, Mr.
Hucks, Miss Pike, Miss Sledge,
The Purpose of High Life Is to
G et and presterve the history of
H old individmils together under
S eparate the worthwhile from the
worthless and promote the
highest interest of students,
teachers, and school.
When a room does it once, that’s
news; but when it happens five
times in a ro\y, that’s very unusual.
The room under discussion is none
other than the senior session room,
4, and it has won the Torchlight
scholarship shield every report
period this semester. We congrat
ulate these busy seniors who can
find time, among other things, for
what really counts!
Some of you have recently been
required to meet a deadline for
term papers and book reports. You
must always meet tardy bell dead
lines. But do you always meet
these deadlines ? Are you the kind
of student whose paper is ready
when called for? Or, do you al
ways beg for ‘ ‘ a little more time ? ’ ’
The real students are always ready.
Are you ?
We’d always wondered how one
would go about writing a column, but
now we’re getting the idea. Take our
case, for example. When Yours Truly
assumed the responsibility of a column,
he had exactly no idea of where to
start. But he supposed that he should
decide on a name, as a first move. Thus
there followed a period of serious con
Fifteen, tAventy, thirty minutes, and
still no name! AVhy, even Paul Pearson,
the ingenious wit of the clas.s, could
give no suggestions. So it was as a
last resort that Ave decided to open the
dictionary at random, put our finger on
any Avork, and Avrite that Avord at the
top of our column . . . Here goes! Noav
let’s see . . . Ichabod! . . . Why that
AA'Ould never do. Let’s try again . . .
Mmmm . . . Gabble! That's it! At
least until Ave can thiulc of a better
name . . . And noAV. I suppose, Ave set
foot on the path so many amateur col
umnists have tried.
Have you heard this one?
I’ve never seen a purple coav ;
I never iiope to see one.
But by the purple milk I’ve seen,
I'm sure that there must be one.
We Secoxd It !
Lecturer; “1 speak the language of
Voice in the back of the room: “Next
tjme jou ^e_ii_skunk, ask him Avhat's
the big idea.”
Neav Caeeek for Mitzi
Another career in the making is that
of Mitzi SeAvell, Avho favored a croAvd
of 12 admirers a Avhile back, Avith two
renditions, “In the Shade of the Old
Apple Tree,” and “Josephine.” Who said
she AA’asn’t appreciated? Why, there
Avas eA’en a contribution fund. And
Mitzi, to shoAV hoAV interested AA-e are
in your future, here’s a tip. We heard
that the Sheesley Carnival is on the
lookout for a songstress. Why don’t
Don’t you think so department: “Tee”
McCormick’s eyes look like those of
Bette Davis, the screen star.
We Cax’t Blame Them
Humpty Dumpty sat on a Avail,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
But all the King's horses and all the
Staj’ed to hear Senior's band play again.
Speaking of Art
North Carolina is becoming art
conscious; and, as a result, ive are
becoming conscious of the talent
that has been hidden in our midst
until a few w'eeks ago. G. H. S. is
proud of three of its students who
captured top honors in the recent
state art contest. These winners
were as folloAvs: Illustration in any
medium, Elizabeth Beall, first; pos
ters, Annis Hines, first; surface
pattern designs for rugs, etc., Eliza
beth Beall, first and third.
From the Exchange Desk
A pair of fine leather shoes Avas the
chief object for sale at an auction held
at Hamlet, N. C. Both shoes Avere
aA’ailable or just one could be bought.
Gne AA'as a size 8 and the other Avas a
lU. All proceeds AA'ere to go to buy a
one-Avay ticket to Morgaiiton for one
of the students.
d’ho boys in Montclair High school,
N. .T.. are revolting against the “canni
balistic looking'’ permanents the girls
are sporting. Frizzled ends and tangles
seem to be the “thing” this spring.
HoAveA’er, it’s not only the boys Avtio can
fuss I One day he is a brunette and
think that in time “Ave shall all be bald
(oh! heaven forbid) and the problem
Avill be solved.”
CHEMISTS INVENT COMPOUND
FOR USE IN DBGRAVITATOR
But Don't Go Near the Water
Stop ! Look! Sniff! Avas the title of a
humorous article AAdiich recently ap
peared in the Tar Heel Daily. This
dealt Avith the favorite touches, tastes,
smells, and sounds of the students.
“Money from a jackpot” Avas the most
pleasant touch ; one boy Amted the nicest
smell to be the “fragrance of cinnamon
from the girl Avho sits behind me” ; and
someone added that the “peanut-pop
corn perfume that floats out of the
Carolina theater” AA’as just SAvell.
Rock-a-bye baby on the tree-top! Tlie
boys at High Point High school Avill
need no lullaby AAmen they complete
the 18 bedroom suites that they have
under construction in the manual arts
EndeaA’oring to find the qualifications
of the ideal senior boy Avas the task
of the IMenominee, Mich., High school
recently, xill the girls differed on the
subject, of course. Opinions ran some
thing like this: “someone Avith a AA’in-
ning personality”; “tall, dark, and
handsome” ; “dancing ability and cour
tesy rank high”; and “there's no such
thing.” (I think they’A’e got something
What Do You Think?
the next day he’sm “blond” (or has no
hair at all.) This Avriter seems to
Publicity for Mariox
Marion “Sissy” Palmer has at last
made history. Having pestered us all
this semester to put her name in the
paper (Avhether it’s neAvs or not is im
material to her), she attracted our at
tention by making the announcements
n the radio the other day. Well, Marion
are you satisfied noAv?
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able him to overcome the force of
“On thees small Avheel I Aveel put a
negatively charged magnet. On zee
loAver side of thees machine I AA’eel
place a roAV of positively charged mag
“Oh no!” interrupted a voice from
another office. At this the small figure
of Herr LndAvig Clymer stepped out
into the laboratory. Immediately Lud-
Avig began to expostulate on the merits
of his theory.
“The magnets on the bottom should
be negatively charged, so that the re
pelling force of like charges Avill coun
teract the doAviiAvard centrifugal force.
In this manner . . . .”
Realizing that the argument in prog
ress AA’ould probably last the rest of the
da,5b your reporter beat a hurried re
treat and hastened to phone Morganton
One! Two! Three!
Hoav many of you knoAV Atfiiat a
‘Aleadline” is? I’ll bet that 90
per cent of you Avill say that it’s a
term used by newspapermen, mean
ing the time Avhen all articles have
to be in the hands of the editor. But
you Avouldii’t be entirely right.
There is more than one deadline.
It seems to us a frequent procedure
in our library for some illiterate per
son to call “One!” Then others Avho
think it is cute continue to count. Are
Ave going to let this disturbance go on?
You may not realize the fact that there
are many juniors and seniors among us
Avho Avish to Avork on term papers. If
Ave can’t be considerate of ourselves,
let's be considerate of others Avho are
trying to work. After all, aa’o appear
to be grammar grade students when
Ave attempt to “sIioav off” in this man
ner by failing to acknoAA’ledge his dis
Hobbies! What? You don’t have one?
If you take just one look at the neAv
books in the library, you’ll be con
vinced before night falls that you must
have a hobby. .
There are nulierous t3’pes of hobbies.
Take your choice! Go to the library
and ask Mrs. Eiall for a book on this
subject. For instance, if j’our hobby
To the question, “Why do jmu think
AA-e need Homespun?” the folloAving re
Christine Allen: We need Homespun
to publish the really good efforts of
some of the students in high school in
the field of creatiA’e Avriting.
Ruth Heffner; A school AAdth as high
standards as G. H. S. should not lack
this vital means of expressing student
creations. We MUST have Homespun.
Willa Jean Hayes: The creatwe
classes in this school harbor excellent
and enthusiastic talent. The revh’al of
Homespun Avould give our student body
an insight into this talent.
Catherine Paris : Our school has onlj'
recently begun to climb out of the hole
in Avhich the depression put it. We have
recovered our band and ncAA'spaper, but
if AAm could again have Homespun, I
think G. H. S. AA’ould again be the well
rounded school it Avas in 1930.
Perrine Biljmu: Homespun Avill fur
nish a needed means of expression.
Ruthe O’Connor: Until the year of
1931, G. H. S. alAvays took first place
in all international literary contests
Avith the magazine. Homespun. We still
haA’e excellent creative efforts in our
school, and aa’o could publish it again.
Come on, let’s give it a try!
Nancy O'Brien: Our high school has
good material for a magazine in its
Avriting classes. They should be given a
chance to revive Homespun for G. H. S.
Mr. Hucks; Literary talent may lie
dormant if unexiiressed. Homespun
AA’ill be the medium of expression fori
inaiqv G. H. S. students.
Jean Berbert: Homespun Avas for-
merlj’ rated foremost among literary
publications of its kind in the country.
Surely, the efforts of ambitious G. H. S.
students to revive Homespun this
semester should not be neglected.
Marie Pearce: There are a great
many students in the creative Avriting
classes Avho have talent of Avhich Home
spun Avould take care.
Mrs. Le GavIii : I remember Home-
spun. It riA’aled our college magazines.
Who knoAvs but Avhat Ave may haA’e a
Margaret Mitchell or an Edna St. Vin
cent Millay in our midst? Homespun
Avould discover these people. Let’s re
vive it. It has hibernated long enough.
I’m in an aAvful predicament. I was
inA’ited to a dance by a boy whom I ad
mire very much. Three days later, he
bec-anie verj^ ill with influenza and I,
thinking he wouldn’t be able to go,
accepted an invitation from another
j’oung man AA’ith AA’hoin I am A^ery much
in love. Noav, the first boy is well.
What shall I do? I’d rather go with
the second one,
X Y Z
Dear X Y Z:
Merel.A’ tell the second boy that jmu
can’t go Avitli him. You shouldn’t have
accepted his iiiA’itatiou in the beginning
until you Avere sure the first one
is photographjb .some of the best books
on this are You^ nd Your Camera, Neiv
Ways in PJie ography. Elementary
Photography, ard Photography Today.
If j’ou’re interested in railroads, j’ou’ll
be interested in Building a Model Rail
road. If you like boats, read Small
Boat Building. These books are all on
resei’A’e; don’t rush! You’ll get to see
WHAT PRICE GOOD ATTENDANCE?
What are Ave going to do about it?
By Avhat means can me improve this
situation? Something has to be done!
Many of us do not realize that due
to our poor attendance this jmar, we
are likelj’ to lose some of our present
teachers. It is unfortunate that those
of us Avho are eager to learn haA’e to
be hindered bj’ the “skippers” and those
feAV Avho frequent the clinic CA’erj’time
they have a hard test or a toothache.
But maybe it’s outside interference.
Why should there be more absences on
Monday than any other day of the
Aveek? Is it a “hang-oA"er” from our
Come on felloAA’s — summer is just
around the corner and Avith all of this
prettj' Aveather there is no reason to
skip. Our goal is to increase and not
decrease our teaching force.
Won't you help us out?
BOOKS! AND MORE BOOKS!
Wdien the iieAv 100 books Avere added
to the library, the faculty Avas hon
ored by the library staff. The teachers
Avere invited to come in and see the
neAV books. And, after they had seen
the novels, biographies, or Avhat-haA^e-
you, they Avere served punch and cakes
by Mrs. Hall and her assistants. Inci
dentally, about $200 Avorth of books
are A’et to be added.
Miss Walker’s Fishing Trip
Miss Lily W’alker Aims at Marine,
N. C., last Aveek-end on a fishing trip.
COME OUT, GIRLS
It seems that girls in the vogue haA’e
long ago outgroAvn the old adage, “Keep
it under your hat.” They are still doing
a perfectly SAvellelegant job of keeping
it under cover,” but in a neAV Avay. “It”
is not a secret. “It” is merely hair.
At least that’s all Ave’A’e been able to
notice under these fashionable ker
M e can t help but AA’onder if our
models really have something to con
ceal, or if thej’ AA’ear those coA'erings to
distract our attention from the fact
that thej' have nothing underneath
x4t any rate, seA’eral of our teachers
seem to feel that they might be able
to do their jobs, a little more credit-
ablj if our “models” Avould cooperate
in class by coming out of their “shells.”
SomehoAv, Ave are inclined to agree AA’ith
Invitations and Senior Pictures
The June graduating class has or
dered 5,031 invitations. Fljuit is tak
ing the pictures for the senior issue
of High Life.