North Carolina Newspapers

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High Life
October 21, 1949
The Twentieth Century Plague
I^orance is the worst social illness of the
twentieth century.
Our old friend Noah Webster readily in
forms us that the word “ignorance” means
“destitute of knowledge.” lie goes further to
explain that ignorance and illiteracy are two
entirely different handicaps. In personifying
ignorance, the general picture seem.s to be a
crude, unlettered backwoodsman who has
never seen Main Street or heard the clang of
city trafSc. It never occurs to us that a man
who has been offered every educational ad
vantage of our era can be basically ignorant!
How does this virus gain entrance into the
system of a literate and relatively intelligent
human? It may begin to infect a man who,
because he has completed his formal educa
tion, closes his mind to new ideas and knowl
edge, or it can start with the adoption of in
tolerance. It can even infect a high school
Isn’t dishonesty, unfortunately too preval
ent in high school, born totally of ignorance ?
Aren’t our social and racial prejudices formed
during our teens? Haven’t you known a
seemingly normal student who had to be taken
by the hand and led indoors during a Scholas
tic “rain storm?”
Are you afflicted with the twentieth century
Lipstick Mars $lSOjOOO Lips
Senior’s chic and expensive lips have
been marred to the tune of some juvenile
For ten years or more, friends and inter
ested persons have been working for a new
stadium at Senior High School. It took an
Act of the North Carolina General Assembly
before the stadium could become our very
It seems that the lovely girls are quite jeal
ous for the lack of attention. Let us suggest
that the next time an urge is felt to deface
Senior’s lips—give your emotions an outlet on
the animate side and leave the $150,000 stad
ium intact for an arena where we may show
the state’s high schools some of the best sports
manship in North Carolina.
Don’t you agree ?
Our Tearn Is R-e-d Hot
“Our team is red hot! Our team is red
hot! ” sounds pretty gootl doesn’t it; but some
times our team must wonder whether or not
we realize this. We’ve had a fine season so far
with only two losses, so we must cheer to let
the team know we’re with them all the way.
Take the Cliarlotte and Asheville games for
example. Although we lost to Charlotte, the
game was an excellent show of sportsmanship,
and the cheering was really worthy of repre
senting G. 11. S.
Piiblislirfl Senii-Montbly by the Students of
Greensboro Senior High School
Greensboro, N. G.
Founded by the Class ONTEnNATioNAO
Revived by the Spring
Journalism Class
of 1037
Entered as s(>cond-class matter March .30,
lOtO, at the post oflice at Oreensboro, N. C.,
under tbe Act of March .3, 1870.
liditor . 'I'om Neal
AhkocmU' Mdltor ElizalxMli McCulloch
Feature Fditor . Barbara Hutton
FfHM'fn Fdito-r . _ _ . Kichard Wliiltemore
dirt’s Spartu Fdilar . Kelly McCraw
Fa-ehMiiie /'A/Pors--Evelyn Sink and Karbara
Make-tip . _ I'arolyn Eenty.
/tM.vmr.s.v Utanaper Dara Eea Ka.ssinger
CireulatiMi Mattayer Dick Ilerbin
Art Fditor Don Vaughn
Fhotoyrapher Charle.s ManliE'ld
Froofreader .lody Wilkinson
Heporters—Anne Ix'wis, Elaine Daniell, Rosa
lind Fordbain, Rodney Harrelson.
AdiAser Mr. Sam J. Underwood
Art Adaiser Mrs. Grace Faver
Fituineial Ad riser Mr. A. 1’. Itouth
Which side do you sit on? Come on and YELL!!
The cheering at the Asheville game
was far l>elow par, not because there
wasn’t a large turn out, but simply
because wm dii^n’t take the energy to
yell loud enough or hard enough.
We realize that sometimes we are
too interested in a play to really help
out the cheerleaders, or the weather
man gives us the rarity of a wmrra,
humid night; but this is by no means
ahvays true.
Tonight we play Rcid.sville here at
home, and wm certainly wmnt to win.
Although we can’t all help the team
by actually playing, let’s put our-
.selves out front with the team and
give out tonight wnth that lusty “Our
team is red hot! ”
It’s what we want! Nothing does
more for group feeling and fellowship
than our community sings in chapel.
Frankly, we like ’em.
Group sings are real and vital to
ward merging a group en masse to
fellowsliip and brotherhood. Cynic
and crooner alike have something to
contribute; and what’s more, each
person looses his eccentricities and be
comes an integral pai-t—no, one be-
coihes Senior High School. Singing
is a type of expression which gives the
emotions their fullest and deepest
meaning. Sorrow, elation, pensenr,
reflection—all, give way to the velvety
smooth tonal (p.ialities. If four’s a
(|nartet, than 1.135 singing at once
must be a myriadet.
Why do we like ’em? It’s nice to
relieve the tension, produce a rippling
smile, T-('vitalize fond friendships with
an acdivit.v designed for everybod.y.
Too, a myriadet is beautiful!
Miss Tuttle, Messrs. Ilarriman,
Ha/leman, Arner, give ns a chance to
encoi-e with yon in Senior’s chorus.
Poems Composed
The following poems are tbe resiills of
stnJyiiij; the imluik' ])oems of Williiim
('alien Ki-yant in Mrs. .R^iinno Newman's
•lunior Enslish class. They are the spon-
laneons work of juniors, accomplished
will! in a t('ii-minnte period.
A Weepiiis Willow Tree
Inok not for the sadness of the Weeping
Knt for the lunyhier ami merriment a.s ’
it jokes wilt) you and me.
At Dusk
At dusk, whim the liglit is stealing- away,
The .sinking sun heralds the closing of
.And the hli-ds in the willow.s drow.sily
As the happy old woi-.ld falks gently
—Con.slance Gnn-y.
'Phe sun like a king’s golden crown.
Shone with a warm, sweet light.
While tbe wind blew the fleecy clouds
Kike a lion with abounding might.
.—Jean Thomas.
Advice to toe Lovelorn
By Dorothy Dix Hutton
Question—I have been wondering which
would make the best -wife; a blonde,
brunette or red-head. Should a black
headed boy with grey eyes marry a bru-
nett with blue eyes, or a blonde with
green eyes? No books in the library cover
this information, so I trust you will in
form me.—Charles Jones.
Answer—It really makes not a particle
of difference unless you have a prefer
ence for a certain color of hair in curlers
every morning. Gf course if you like red
lipstick, marry a brunette; pink lipstick,
marry a blonde. (Helpful hint: In case
you ever change your mind there’s always
the bottli'—proxide, that is.).
Platter Chatter
Hello music lovers! Bear with us
Ibrough this mood today and yon ma.y
get a few .suggestions about some records
or songs, popular ami old. When music
gets slack and forgets to become famous
we have to fall back on our old reliables.
This mouth .seenis to be the slack time.
What is pojmlar has before been men
tioned. One thing we haven't mentioned
is -‘Don't Cry Joe.” This platter is
recoi-ded at its best by Gordon McRae.
This son is iiii odd time whicti is makiiig
iis way to the toj). In fact in other parts
of the Diition it lias made its hit and is
there to stiiy.
Some songs are written for the purpose
,of the words. Tbe music is there and
lieliis make it—hut most of the time we
love a song for its woi-d.s. "That Old
Feeling" is typical of this description.
Next time you hear tbe song listen close
ly to tihi' words ;)nd see how yon like
I hem.
Eddie Howard has made several rec-
cords lately that are hits. His '‘Ma,ybe
it's Because" ami "Jealous Heart” are
among his new ones. His old .song hits
are constanMy -being Tilayed. Everyone
enjoys beai-ing "To Each His Own.”
The Dinning listers recording of “I
Wonder Wlios Kissing Her Now” is old
but beautiful, also ‘‘SbDjghter on Tenth
Avenue” Pant 2. Diana Uynn has made
a piaho version of “SUujghter” with the
orchestra background.
The late Buddy Clark made an out
standing record of “You're Breaking My
Heart.” We will all miss hearing new
releases by him and with Doris Day.
Speaking of Doris Day (tihe girl of to
day) have you heard her singing “Cut
ting Capers?” She seems to have a good
voice for accents, such as “It’s Better to
Conceal Than Reveal” and “Cafe Rondev-
Maybe next month will be full of new
song.s. So until November 4, we’ll wait,
By Elaine Darnell
What I Dike About Being a Senior
Dick Herbin—I like it because I will
soon be out of school.
Gordon Battle—No older boys.
Tom Neal—Ask me later.
Nancy Faust—Just glad I am not a
Bob Kennerly—Soon be out of school.
Don Smith—Don’t like it.
Bill Campbell—After this Senior year,
I will still have another one.
Doug Kincaid—I was one twice.
Shirley Evans—Gee, am I really.
Anne Day—Can’t see any difference.
Orchids To You
Don Vaughn—For your cartoons.
Tom Neal—For your speech at the
Mr. Hazelman—For the High School
Alma Mater.
Joe Attayek—For your football playing.
Pat Pinyan—For singing solo ait foot
ball games.
Jere LeGwin—For naming the annual.
Miss Tuttle—For leading student body
singing In chapel.
First Period Glee Club—'For football
game half-time entertainment
Peggy Banes is really lucky to be at
tending the Home Coming dances at
Davidson this week-end.
It seems Joanne and Sheow Fu don’t
know when the dances at the Youth Cen
ter begin. They went to the birthday
ball at eight and it hadn’t started so left
and returned about eleven and it was
ending .(Tough luck).
Bill Best and Nancy Bulla are one of
the new couples, who got their start dur
ing the summer.
The fair really seemed to have brought
out quire a few couples during its week
here. Among those seen were—Nancy
Beale and I.indy Brown, Nancy Faust
and “Sonny” Hale,” Charles Kennedy and
Dot Hussey, and Editha Stone and Bill
Joane Hendrix and Ann Edwards still
seem to be ver.v fond of those follows at
Oak Ridge. Eanes is .still corresponding with
a, certain someone, who is attending
llamiKlen-Sydney College.
When Jimmie Davidson and Joanne
Dick attended 'the out-of-town football
games, they really believe in making a
night of it, but why not?
Editha Stone and Bill Crawford - are
still -getting along fine, and I hear they
had a wonderful time at the beach last
Voting for superlu'lives so early in the
year came as a suin-ise but since every
one is so proud to be having an annual,
they really didn’t mind. .lust hope the
secT-et of the winners can be kept.
"let all live as they would die.”
—George Herbert
"lie who learns and learns and uses
not what he knows is like the man who
plows and plows and never sows.”
—Author Unknown
“Erom now until the end of time no
one else will ever see life with my eyes,
and I mean to make the most of my
—Christopher Morley
^ ^ -Jp
“How desperately difficult it is to be
honest with oneself. It is much easier to
be honest with other people.”
—Edward F. Benson
The bii-d its thrilling notes doth sin.g.
It seeuLS as if some bells should ring.
The flowers nod their pretty heads.
“God’s near” is what they said.
—Betty Jones.
I AVON’T is a tramp. I CAN’T is a
quitter. I DON’T KNOAV is lazy. I WISH
I COULD is a wisher. I WILL is at
work. I DID is now the boss. .

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