‘HIGH” LIFE, FEBRUARY 25, 1921.
‘FOR A GREATER G. H. S.’
Pounded by the class of ’21
Published Every Other Week by the Students of the Greensboro High School
Application for change of name from The Sage to “High Life,” with entry as
second-class matter at the Greensboro, N. C., post office, now pending.
Accepted for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in section 1103, Act of October 3, 1917,
authorized December 10, 1920.
5 Cents per Copy 50 Cents the School Year
Kenneth Lewis Editor-in-Chief
Alice Waynick 1 Managing Editors
Prances Harrison )
Hunter Roane I Assignment Editors
Ruth Underwood l
Hoyte Boone Athletic Ediotr
Katherine Wharton Alxunni ditar
Bertram Brown Business Manager
Dick Wharton Asst. Business Manager
Fred Mans Circulation Manager
Archie Brown Asst. Circulation Manager
Look and see who makes this paper possible by advertising in it, and then trade
Seniors, it is time all of you are lighting
those Lamps of Knowledge and getting
busy. Only about four months of work
until you will meet college in the face.
The entire student body and faculty are
proud of the great showing that was made
by the Fathers’ Night. Though called
Fathers’ Night this did not mean fathers
alone. Those who missed this night missed
one of the greatest events of the season. It
is only through sueh meetings that the
fathers are able to meet and become ac
quainted with the teachers.
Every one should be thinking about the
Annual and trying to do his or her part
for it. To get out the Annual that we feel
should be gotten out it will mean a good
deal of expense. A committee is now at
work planning means and ways to raise
money. They are planning to have a car
nival and many other things that will need
the support of all those interested in the
We have all backed every form of ath
letics that have been shown in the school.
The whole town is proud of sueh records
as have been made. Do the people of
Greensboro care only for athletics?
It seems that few people realize that this
school is putting out a debating team this
year. Why not back the debaters? They
come here and work for hours over long
articles that have very little in them ex
cept things that are, as we say, “dry.”
The debaters should have just as much
backing as any of the other teams. How
can a team of debaters get up and debate
to an auditorium of empty seats?
The Freshman Class wishes to extend its
sympathy to the family of the late Mr. T.
J. Jerome, of North Edgeworth street, in
their recent bereavement. He was the
father of Mary Jerome, of the Eighth
The feeling one has when gazing on the
wonderful painting, “The Ascension,” is
one of mingled wonder and awe. Painted
by an unknown artist over one hundred
years ago, it appears as a survival of a
When light is on the painting the apos
tles are the only figures visible. We see
them on the Mount of Olives, nine of them,
as was the conception of the artist. Their
faces are upturned to the clouds; some
marked with fear, some with wonder, and
some with reverence and worship. The last
rays of the evening sun are seen behind the
hills, in the distance, while the darkening
sky and clouds are marked, here and there,
with its fading tints.
When the light is turned off the radiant
figure of the Christ develops in the clouds.
His hands are stretched heavenward and
His face is one of matchless beauty. The
figures of the apostles are seen in silhou
ette against this radiant background.
To look at it, as someone has expressed
it, makes one feel nearer to Him. The
painting represents the outpouring of a
great soul in its endeavor to give to the
world its remarkable and divinely beauti
ful conception of that wondrous scene—
The Ascension of our Lord.
HISTORY OF GREENSBORO HIGH
School in Full Swing—First Class Gradu
While Mr. Mclver was suparinierident,
the first class graduates from tlie Lindsay
Street school. In that day and tfme it
was not the custom to present the gradu
ates with diplomas. That did not limder
their chances of success iii ui? least. To
day when we look over Greensboro we see
these graduates in each and every success
ful enterprise in the city.
Not only were these first students suc
cessful when they settled in Greeensoro
industrial and civic life ,'but they have
made their mark elsewhere.
Some of these early graduates were;
William Adams, who went to Trinity Col
lege, and is now a judge of Supreme court
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Those shoes have been selling all the sea”
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shoes and a great bargain. “Ask the man
who wears them.”
Other leathers and styles at reducedprices.
J. M. HENDRIX & CO.
“The Home of Good Shoes’’
223 South Elm Street Greensboro, N. C.
in North Carolina; J. H. Dillard, who is
now an attomey-at-law at Murphy; G. W.
Mclver, who has been for years connected
with West Point; Harry L. Smith, who at
tended Wake Forrest and later ihecame
president of Washington and Lee Univer
sity ; Egbert W. Smith, who was last heard
of in a Presbyterian missionary field.
Prom then on a class graduated each
year. 'These students were prepared for
college entrance at the end of the eighth
grade. They studied hard and had prac
tically no outsdei activities to divert their
attention. Some of the early teachers still
maintain that they learned things then
much better than now. It is true that we
have a great deal to take our time and at
tention out of school hours. Yet we do
have a well-rounded system of education—
developing the mental, physical and moral
sides of a student; whereas, the early
Greensboro school, like most schools of its
day, developed only the intellectual side
of a. student. Even with these added act
ivities of athletics, social functions, and
various civic movements to demand our
time, we challenge the idea that neglect
our mental development by saying we
study more subjects and learn how to adopt
and apply what we learn.
Mr. English who wais often called North
Carolina English, was superintendent of
tthe city schools from 1880 to 1885. Dur
ing that time the two Greensboro schools
had had an opportunity to get into step
with their course of study and really get
down to the business of turning out fin
ished products of which the city might
well be proud.
The next superintendent was Mr. Cyrus
P. Frazier, who now resid -s, in Greensboro.
He has attained the A. M. degree of Trin
ity College, and was thoroughly competent
to take up the reins of running the public
schools here. He was greatly interested
in education and made every effort to
build up and improve the two Greensboro
While Mr. Frazier was superintendent,
Mr. W. C. Smith now a professor at the
NNorth Carolina College for Women
graduated. He was noted among all his
class mates for his faculty of learning and
remembering what he learned. And Greens
boro is produ to claim him as a graduate
from her first public school.
In 1887 a rather severe earthquake shook
Greensboro. The school buildings were
found to 'be unsafe and so a general over
hauling was necessary before school work
could be resumed in them. There was no
other place available, so the schools were
suspended for a year. Mr. Frazier and all
school advocators regretted this break in
the work, but there are some things that
no amount of work and foresight can pre
vent and that was one of them.
Myrtle Ellen LaBarr.
ROOM 207 HAS ELECTION OF OF
Last Thursday afternoon room 207 had
a very interesting meeting, w'hen officers
were elected. They were as follows: Gar
land Daniel, president; Virginia Carson,
vice-president; Hope Johnson, secretary;
Howard West, treasurer, and Sara Allred,
press reporter. The various committees
have not yet been appointed.