October 7, 1949
Immaturity at G. H. S.
We here at G. H. S. credit ourselves upon
being at Senior. We,realize that we have goije
through the intricate phases of childhood,
each of us having our own problems, troubles,
and happy endings; and now we are about to
step through the door of manhood or woman
hood to make a permanent place for our
selves among other peoples.
All through our lives we have been build
ing up for the moment when we take our place
among the citizens of tomorrow. Maybe some
of us have not realized this. Maybe some of
ns stiU do not realize this.
To these people we ask the question; are
you ready now? If not now, will you be ready
in time? Your answer depends on your ma
turity. Webster says, “Maturity is complete
ness of character.” However great our ma
turity is, evidence of immaturity is over
whelming in some personalities. There is
immaturity in the best of us, and maturity
in the worst of us.
One of our worst signs of immaturity is
profanity. This is irreverence towards holy
things and discloses a very immature mind
every time. It is used too often in burst of
temper, or to show great feeling, even this
is terribly wrong.
But when it may be overheard in normal
talk in halls and classes—this we should be
ashamed of. It is not only a disgrace, but it
You can remedy this situation. Each time
you hear profanity, make the user feel
ashamed. If he has any self-respect at all,
he wil realize his childishness and end its
use at once.
Even more serious words confessing an
untrue character are cheating and stealing.
When you weigh the two words side by side
in your mind, they’re heavy and harsh, one
no better than the other.
Cheating is the process of taking a word,
a sentence, problem, or answer which yon
have no right to. You feel that you’ve “pulled
the wool over the teacher’s ej^es” at the mo
ment, but have you ? The person being fooled
is you; what does that grade on your paper
mean to your brain? Does it register the
knowledge that you’re a cheat? Does it
make up for your act of wrong doing and
give you knowledge of what you should have
If you leave the room, do you leave yoiir
wallet behind? If you do, can yon leave it
without a doubt in your mind that it and
all it contains will be there when you return ?
It is only right that you should be able to
answer “yes,” but we are sorry to say that
this is not always the truth. Even though it
is extremely wrong there are those among
us who take what is not rightfully theirs. The
Published Semi-Monthly by the Students of
Greensboro Senior High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class
Revived by the Spring
Entered as second-class matter March 30,
1940, at the post office at Greensboro, N. C.,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Editor Tom Neal
Associnic Editor Elizabeth McCulloch
Feature Editor Barbara Hutton
Sports Editor Kiehaid WTiittemore
Gwl's Sports Editor Betty McCraw
Exchange Editors — Evelyn Sink and Barbara
Make-Up ('arolyn T.^utz
Business Monager Dara I./ea Bassiiiger
Ginnilation Manager Dick Herbin
Art Editor Don Vaughn
Photographer Charles Manfield
Proofreader Jody Wilkinson
Reporters—Anne I>ewis, Elaine Darnell, Kosa-
lind Fordham, Rodney Harrelson.
Adviser ^ Mr. Sam J. Underwood
Art Admscr Mrs. Grace Paver
Financial Adviser Mr. A. P. lloutb
OOTOBEH 7, 1949
Bible says, “Tliou shalt not steal.”
This is all that need be said.
Playing tricks such as putting tacks
in chairs, using waterpistols and bean
shooters, and shooting rubber bands
or spit wads are merely ’ other out
breaks of an undeveloped personality.
These are usually outgrown and
looked down upon as a display of
immaturity. However, the more seri
ous outbreaks must be stopped by
the person himself. That is just ex
actly how a person matures. As he
overcomes his faults, and tries to de
velop a good outlook on life, he de
velops the true personality.
In an adult life you cannot afford
to make mistakes. The consequences
are much too serious.
Now is the time to improve your
character. Your own conscience is
your worst critic. Use it wisely to '
rid yourself of faults. Do not 'point
out the faults of others, but just help
them to realize that they too have
Let the rest of your time at Senior
be a preparation for your adult life.
Try your future life of maturity now.
“Practice makes perfect.”
By Elaine Darnell
WHAT WOULDN’T WE GIVE FOR:
Ann Wofford’.s new car.
Nancy Beale’s ciiteness.
Nathan Hale’s atJiletic ability.
Elinor Wreim’s sweetness.
Fred Upchnrch‘s ambition and initia
Betty McCraw’s cheering ability.
Rodney Ilarrelson’s good loolcs.
Pat Mateer’s beauty,
Steve Agapion’s dancing ability.
“Shay” Kincaid’s good-looking clothes.
Carolyn Birgel’s friendliness.
The three most eligible bachelors at
G. II. S. are Jim I’atton. Gregg Patterson,
nnd Don Potter. (.\t least that’s what
Roberta BurgeSvS and Peggy Montgomery'
sure look lonesome without Tommy and
Gene this year. Roberta and Tommy cele
brated their second year of going to
gether a few weeks ago. Congratulation.^!
The new SnlvDeb members looked as
if they had been doing quite a bit of wor
rying on initiation day with all that
grey hair. But during initiation day the
whole high school was worried because
those umbrella.s looked dangerous being
carrieil down the halls.
The D.D.T.’s are really pleased with
their new members and are looking for
ward to a very successful year.
Since Stanley Sturm has .ioined Dick
Sowerhy m Rome, Georgia, this year (he
goes to Darlington now), things around
(ii'eensboro haven't been the same for
his old buddies, Bobby Jones and Ted
Christopher. They'll see each other dur
ing Christmas holidays, however, and that
will probably be a time long remembered.
By EVELYN SINK
Of all the millions of songs that have
been wTitten and taken a place in the
hearts of people, there is always a wel
come to new ones. When a hit is made
we think it’s the song for us. It is like
a skyline—there is no end. The song has
surely stood the test of time. Chorus
arrangements, love songs, swing, jazz,
and various kinds are always waiting for
us to find them. Sometimes a song is
six to ten years old before it i-eally makes
If you will think about i(., the -songs
that you like best are not always the ones
you sing. You sometimes sing songs you
don’t like or haven’t heard much. The
song fits an occasion or your mood. We
associate holidays and celebrations with
music. They help make the occasion seem
Artie Shaw has an RCA Victor album
compixsod of “Begin the Begnine,” “Fren-
esi,” “Stardust,” “Traffic Jam,” and
“Moonglow.” His “inspired clarinet” is
tops for dancing. The other day we heard
a radio program about our loved artist.
A woman answered the ’phone and said
shawi—^the person on the other end of
the line said something else and she again
answered “shaw”—another staement was
made and again the reply was “shaw.”
After four or five “shaws” she hung up.
Mr. was very interested and asked
“Who was that';”’ The reply was “Artie
The Andrews Sisters have done it again.
Their past hits are nihil to their new
record of “But I Can Dream, Can't I?’^
backe dby “The Wedding of Dili Marlene.”
“I Get Sentimental Over Nothing,”
}>acked by “Lucky Old Sun” is Frankie
Trane’s new outbursts.
The Pied Pipers give as a fine version
of “Reckon I’m in I-^ve.” (Where are
you?) “Now That I Need You” is not a
Pied Piper release but it too is a new
favorite among fans.
I>et us never forget Sammy Kaye. If
it weren't for him and his new weekly
hits .this column would never make it,
“The Dist Mile Home” and “Dime a
I>ozen” are of the newer ones.
“Dark Town Strutters Ball” makes a
colleetion complete. Also “Give Me Your
Ilnnd” by Perry Como.
Lunch at Senior is now a hectic period
when you run, grab, and “gobble.” Of
course, we all know it should be a time
of relaxation from school work and worry,
unhurried with informal talk.
If you reach the cafeteria later than
your friends, do not cut into the line so
that you may be near your friends; but
T^Tait for your oicn turn as a student of
G. H. S. should.
After eating, always take your tray to
the window, put your chair under the
table, and throw all trash into proper
containers. A little consideration on yonr
l>ail will save a lot of time and trouble
for those who serve you in your cafeteria.
Advice to tke Loveloro
By Dorothy Dix Hutton
(Editor’s Note: All love-sick Soi^io-
mores. Juniors, Seniors and FaiCultj
members are invited to submit ques
tions for consideration and kind ad
vice from Miss Dix, Please forward
your queries to roMU Id.)
Question: All about me I hear of boys
telling me how much the fairer sex ap
peals to them. To me a girl is just an
other person. Tliey do not appeal to me
at all. Many tell me this is not a normal
reaction. Is it just that I am not old
enough, or is there another reason?
A Frantic Junior
Answer: Oh no, you’re not too young.
The trouble with you is that you take
girls too seriously. Girls are just as
human as any boy and lots of fun to be
with. You probably haven’t even tried
to be interested in any, or did you fail
to get interested in one who just wasn’t
your type—so you gave up? Remember
you are not in love with your boyfriends
to be interested in them, neither do you
have to be in love with a girl to be inter
ested. Just be yourself and let nature
take its course.
• « *
Q.: I have a very grave problem. My
best girl who I like very much must think
I’m a millionaire. When we have dates
she has me spend all I've made during
the week. This cannot go on because I
have to ask my parents for my spending
money. ’ftTiat can I do?
A Worried Junior
A.: Any considerate girl would not
knowingly do this, and if you like her
as much as you say you do, I am sure
that she must be considerate. If this
continues, I can offer you but one sug
gestion. Although this may be slightly
embarrassing for you both, I would let
her know just hows your money situation
is. If she cares for you she will under
stand. If she doesn’t, then it isn’t even
worth W'hile to spend as much money on
her as you are now doing anyway. Re
member, there are other chicks in the
pen besides this particular one,
* * *
Q.: Is it all right for relatives to date?
You see, my boyfriend is my aunt’s step
child’s cousin’s grandfather’s brother’s
granddaughter’s step brother. Do you
think that I should date him?
A Resentful Relative
A.; If you’ve discovered what relation
you two are to each other, if any, you’re
smarter than I’ll ever be. (Yes, it’s per
fectly all right to date him.)
* * *
Q.; At last week’s football game I
accidentally hit my girl over the head
with a bottle. Since then she hasn’t spok
en to me. What should I do to get back
in her .gool graces?
A.: T sat behind .vou at the game, and
this never occurred, so why worry?
* * *
Q.: I live a good distance from town,
and sometime-ss my date asks me to meet
him in towm since he does not have a car.
My mother does not approve of this, but
my girl friends think it is all right, I
like the boy very much. Please tell me
what to do.
A.: Of course any mother wouldn’t ap
prove of such an action, but occasionally
for a special reason, meeting him else
where is acceptable. However, I wouldn’t
make it a habit. Why not double date
with some friends who do have cars?
This would not only solve your problem,
but would be something different in the
way of fun.
Q.: I have a very distresvsing problem.
My boy friend is very possessive. If I
even look at another boy he gets mad
and says I’m flirting, yet he flirts with
all the girls. He says that is entirely
different. I hate to break up with him,
he*ause I like him so very much. He is
making my life miserable. Please advise
A Distre^xsed Senior
A.: Your hoy friend has absolutely no
right to lie pos.sessive. A girl should look
out for her rights, and speaking to other
boys is perfectly all right. If your b>y
friend finds it so necessary to feel pos
sessive, he must take the consequences
and let up on his own flirting.