‘HIGH” LIFE, NOVBMBFjE 30, 1920.
‘‘POK A GBEATER G. H. S.’
Pounded by the class of ’21
Published Every Other Week by the Students of the Greensboro High School
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second-class matter at the Greensboro, N. G., post office, now pending.
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Look and see who makes this paper possible by advertising in it, and then trade
We are glad to see the great change that
the new bookcases have brought about in
Armistice day for G. H. S. did not mean
a holiday—it meant a celebration for-every
period during the day.
Too bad that the team dropped below its
old standard when it played D. M. I., but
they came back with the fight when they
tronted the Lexington eleven.
DID YOU EVER?
Girls—Did you ever step on a bottle at
the seashore and go on smiling and sing
ing “Merrily we roll along o’er the deep
Boys—Did you ever have your pants
cleaned with naptha and when you struck
a match on them have them burnt off you
and then say, “That’s a good joke on me?”
Ladies—Did you ever buy a fancy gown
and the first time you wore it find your
wash woman with one on like it? Did tlie
cops interfere before you pulled out half
of her hair, or did you sell your gown ?
Men—Did you ever go to shave and find
that your wife, had used your best razor
to rip the carpet ? If so, what did you do;
did yon tell her she would have to be care
ful and not cut the carpet?
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necessity of their support with material for
High Life. The plan of this paper is to
be by the students and for the students.
We need the help of all the school. So
write something for it! The only way to
learn to write is to try. Don’t be afraid
that your work will not go in. If it does
not go in tlie first issue, keep trying until
The paper next year will be in the hands
of a new staff. Most of the staff will leave
for college this year. To have a staff next
year will mean that YOU are needed, and
so practice up so that when the time does
come YOU wdll be capable to fill the va
'Twas a cold November morning.
Just at the first streak of day.
That a small Dutch ship of pilgrims
Slid into Massachusetts Bay.
'Twas hard to face a strange country
When everything was bleak and bare.
But these sturdy pilgrims eared not,
PoT’ ’twas freedom—and that was rare
Tliey braved the things that wear hardest.
They made a home for every man.
They builded up the country
And made America—this mighty land.
For years they carried on this work,
F’or centuries their memory has lived
And ’tis these pilgrim fathers that gave
F''rpcdom to me and you.
Now we pay them honor and homage
For what they gave, ’tis very small in
But for those brave men who for us fought
We celebrate “Thanksgiving Day.”
Through history they come like phantom
To show us how to live in a right and
And in simple love and reverence
We honor them on “Thanksgiving Day.
J. M. HENDRIX & CO.
‘The Home of Good Shoes’’
223 South Elm Street Greensboro, N. C.
THE HISTORY OF GREENSBORO
A glimpse of educational conditions in
Noith Carolina before Greensboro had a
high school is necessary for one to really
appreciate the present high school here.
Before the Civil War,. North Carolina
was like a great farm divided among a
ijumber of holders. Bach holder had a
large estate comprising from 500 to 5,000
acres of land. They lived in large com
fortable homes, perhaps miles from the
nearest neighbor. All their work was done
by slave labor. Such folks comprised the
wealth and aristocacy of the state. They
were so few in number and so far from
their neighbor's that a public school was
practically impossible. They employed
tutors to come to their homes and teach
Scattered among these large estates were
poor people who had no slave labor. They
were too poor to employ private tutors.
The wealthy cared little about them. As a
result they remained ignorant and illiter
ate unless the state provided them with a
public school. Even at best such schools
were poor. The wealthy of both town and
country did not rvaut their children to mix
with the ragged, hungx-y and often dirty
little waifs of the poor class. They either
hired a tutor or sent their children to the
private schools kept up by private funds
and denominations. Consequently the
public schools were very xxnpopular. They
only gave a little knowledge of reading,
wi'iting, spelling and arithmetic.
Even the private schools patronized by
the wealthy were far below what they
should have been. Their courses were very
elementai'y. They taught reading, writ
ing, mathematics, a little science, geogra
phy, rhetoric and some languages. Still
they’ were very exclusive and only persons
were mainly for boys. The girls were only
i-equired to learn to manage domestic af
fairs and look pretty. They were not ex
pected to know anything about books.
Today such a system of education is conr
sidered extremely crude. Then it was re
garded as quite adequate to meet the needs
of the state. Today we have a system of
education that makes no distinction in the
class a person comes from, is broad and
free to all, no matter the race or sex.
The evolution of Greensboro High
School out of such a system is very inter
esting, and yet few high school students
really know about it. It is hoped that af
ter reading the history of our school every
one will love and appreciate it more than
Myrtle Ellen LaBan.
DOr.OTHY COLWELL ENTERTAINS
Miss Dorothy Colwell entertained a few
of her friends last F'riday night with a de
lightful “candy pull.” The time was
spent pulling candy, dancing and playing
games. Misses Grey Fetter, Nellie Ii-vin
and Mr. Walter Clements gave original
solo dances. Those present were Misses
Mai’y Denny, Lucille Wynne, Ruth Under
wood, Helen Shanks, Frances Rankin,
Mildred Morrison, Nellie Irvin, Grey Fet
ter, Mildred Little, Carolyn Glascock and
Dorothy Coldwell; Hoyt Boone, Albei't
Stanton, Pete Pearce, Neal Jones, James
Wilkins, Max Barnhardt, Dick Wharton,
Jeff Fordham, Horace Murray, Bertram
Brown and Hubei't Rawlins.