North Carolina Newspapers

    Shoot the
Black Bison!
HIGH LIFE
From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
C ongratulations,
honor roll students
VOLUME XXVI
SENIOR MGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N. C., NOVEMBER 4, 1949
NUMBER 4
Social Standards Day Keynote Speakers Announced
Whirlwinds To Meet
Bison of High Point
In important Tilt Here
Zeiro hour is here a^ain.
Yes, the zero hour as far as
this high school is concerned has
arrived in the person of the an
nual test between the High Point
High School Black Bison and
the Greensboro Senior High Pur
ple Whirlies. This year, as well
as the past, will contain many
football thrills and highlights.
This game is perhaps the most
publicized high school football
rivalrj'^ in the state.
Coach Tony Simeon of High
Point will he minus the stars of
many years ago. Little Curtis Mc
Donald, who sparked the Bisons of
1945 to a 13-0 upset victory over
Greensboro, ending a ten year vic
tory reign for Coach Bob Jamieson,
is not there, so all seems well. Also,
Frank Von Drehle, terror of 1946,
is missing along with Tommy Mc
Gee of 1947 and. Wheat Miller of
1948.
In 1946, the two met in Albion
Minis Stadium ground in High
Point and after a very rough and
worthwhile game, the two decided to
present the record books with a
0-0 tie.
Very much out for revenge the
Whirlies played host the next year
and siK>tted the Bisons short-lived
14-0 first quarter lead. After the
Whirlies had brought the score up
to 14-7, Bill Patterson raced along
the side lines and dived after the
kick. off ball rolling the ^d zone.
Since the kick off is a free ball and
any one can. get it, the Bisons and
Patterson fought for the ball and
although outnumbered. Bill came
up with it to make it High Point
14, Greensboro 13. “Old Faithful,”
Bob Watson booted true and the
score then stood 14 all. This one
touchdown is i>erceived to be the
one that broke the camel’s back as
High Point showed little progress
for the reaminder of the game.
Greensboro scored again in the
third quarter and this was enough
to win 21-14. Midway in the last
quarter the Bisons started passing.
They used their famed spread of
fense, but it was to no avail be
cause the backfield battered down
passes like flies and their line
bucks were in vain. As the sound
of the gun went off, the Whirlies
ran into their dressing room a
happy team.. They had truly won
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Tom Neal Heads
Quill and Scroll
OfBcers of the Quill and Scroll
for this year were elected at
called meeting on Friday, October
28, during the seventh period. The
officers are: President, Tom Neal
vice-president, Carolyn Lentz, and
secretary-treasurer, Barbara Hut
ton.
It whs suggested that the club
adopt two projects for this school
year. The members are considering
the revision of the standard Quill
and Scroll handbook. The club also
wants to rindertake the publishing
of a pamphlet of student composi
tions. including essays, short
stories, and poems.
The Quill and Scroll is a national
honor society for high school jour
nalists. Although the Senior High
chapter now consists of High Life
and Whirligig staff inember.s only,
any student who is intere.sted in
journalistic (creative) writing is
eligible to apply for membership.
A regular meeting of the club is
scheduled to be held after school
today in Room 10. Anyone who is
interesited in becoming a member
of the organization is asked to con-;
suit Mr. Underwood or Tom Neal.
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Checking some last-minute details for Social Standards day are the members of the planning committee.
They are Miss Dorothy McNairy, Miss Lucille Browne, Alex Panas and Rebecca Frazier.
(Photo by Mansfield)
Twelve Students Attend
D. E. Meeting in Hickory
Twelve Senior High students at
tended the Western District meet
ing of the North Carolina Distri
butive Education clubs, held
Hickory, North Carolina on last
Tuesday, November 1. The Hickory
High D. E. club with Mrs. Jach
Spainhour, adviser, sponsored the
convention.
Panel Discussion Held
One of the highlights of the con
vention was the panel discussion
“What Does Retailing Offer for
BURTON ELECTED PRESIDENT
Frank Burton was elected
president of the district at the
organizational meeting. He will
attend the Asheville national
convention as an official dele
gate.
a Successful Business Career.” This
panel was led by students and in
cluded business men and merchants
from the locality. The discussion
History Class
Hears Speaker
Mrs. J. H. Rigby, a Historical
Aid at Guilford National Park,
spoke to Mr. Ix)ng’s first, second,
and fourth period History five
classes last week.
She made a very interesting talk
on the Southern Campaign of North
and South Carolina. To tie in with
her talk and the lesson of the
classes, Mrs. Rigby brought along
some of the weapons and other in
teresting equipment that was used
during the revolution. She also
traced on the map the routes which
were taken during the battles of the
early settlement of America.
also brought out the opportunities
for retailing. There was a model
program carried out according to
parliamentary law.
Dr. Clyde Emin Speaks
The Greensboro delegates regis
tered at 9:80. Afterwards the stu
dents attencle(l a discussion. Later
at the luncheon Dr. Clyde Erwin,
State Superintendant of Public In
struction addre.ssed the group. The
luncheon was held at the Hickory
iloose Club house.
Delegates Listed
The students from Senior who.
attendwl the convention are Ronnie
Britt, I''rank Burton, Billie June
Caudle, Billy I.ewis, Rachel Slate,
Gloria Combs, Betty I^ou Waldrop,
Nancy Deaton, Betty Davis, Jean
Wells. Bobbie Jean ilaye and Ver
non Hurley.
Burton Presides
Frank Burton, local D. E. presi
dent, presided over the meet. Ron
nie Britt was on the nominating
committee, of . which Mrs. Margaret
G. Pinch, D. E. co-ordinator at Sen
ior. was sponsor.
Other D. E. clubs sending dele
gates ifo the convention are Pleas
ant Garden, Leaksville, Winston-
Salem, Forsyth County Schools,
Salisbury. Gastoniia, Wadesboro,
Shelby, Hickory, Asheville, Candor
and Charlotte.
The D. E. club is one of the three
national organizations rei)resentod
here at Senior: the other two are
Quill and Scroll and Torchlight.
The local club will play host this
February to the D. E. clubs of the
state as the state convention is to
be held here. The club is planning
to send delegates to the National
convention which will be held here
in North Carolina at Asheville in
April.
Johnson Will Sell
Christmas Greetings
Attention, all students!
Do you wait until the last min
ute to buy your Christmas cards,
and then have to take something
that you wouldn't ^nd to your
worst enemy? Don’t do it this
year : see Mr. .Johnson at the school
stove. He has a beautiful assort
ment of cards which will be on sale
soon this month. Last January Mr.
Johnson ordertMl these cards, and
they were sold to him for half-
price. All students can buy this
beautiful group of 21 cards for only
50 cents. Later in the sea.son these
cards will be on display in the
showcase of the main hall.
The cards are primed on an ex
cellent grade of paper, and no two
of them are alike. Out of these
cards, one will find a card to send
to his minister and one to his maid
—"the -ar(ls are of such quality that
one can be found to suit each of
your friends.
Best Citizens Named
A fter Faculty Meeting
For the first six weeks period,
as is always the custom, again
six Senior High students were
chosen by the faculty as best
citizens. Mrs. Blanche Smith is
the faculty chaii*man for both
the scholarship and citizenship
honor rolls. Each homeroom
nominates two best citizens and
then the final decision is left
up to the faculty.
From the sophomore class Ed
Hudgins and Lane McGregor
are the best citizens, while
Jerry Bryan and Elizabeth Mc-
Pheeters are from the junior
class. Steve Agapion and Caro
lyn Gergil receive the honor
from the seniors.
Social Standards Conference,
now a vital part of hig'h school
life in all the larger schools of
the state, was ori^nated in
Greensboro by Senior High stu
dents in 1931. Since that time it
has been the custom to designate
one day each fall when students
can meet in large and small
groups, in true conference fash
ion to discuss problems impor
tant to them—sometimes prac
tical, so-mietames idealistic. This
year's conference, to be held next
Wednesday, is both practical
and idealistic. The theme is
“Life Demands That We Know
Something—Do Something—Be
Something."
Key Note Speakers
There will be four assembles dur
ing the day. Two will be general
assemblies, and two will be special
—one for the boys and the other
for the girls. Dr. John A. Redhead,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church will be the main speaker in
the general assembly held in the
morning. Alex Pianas is the student
chairman for this meeting. A group
of orchestra students directed by
J. Kemball Harriman will play for
the morning assembly. The devo
tions will be read by Billy Fergu
son and sung by Annie Laurie
Rogers. The assembly will be greet
ed by Kemp Clendenin, student
body president, Mr. A. P. Routh,
princiiwil, and Mr. B. L. Smith,
superintendent of city schools. A
string quartet composed of Terry
Gaulden, Anne and Mary -Kaemy
and Katherine Bobbitt will also
play for this meet. Dr. Redhead,
the morning speaker -will be intro
duced by Rebecca Frazier.
At the special boy’s assembly Dr.
Herschel Folger, pastor of Ashe-
b'oro Street Friends Church will
speak. Billy Crowder will preside
at this meet and special music will
be furnished by the boys qiBartet.
Members of 'the quartet are Kemp
Clendenin, Bobby Greeson, Jerry
Sinyre and Carey Gibbs.
At the special girl’s assembly
Miss Ruth Shaver of the Woman’s
College faculty will speak. Nancy
Beale will preside at the girl’s
meeting and Mary Jane Cornegay
will sing.
At the general assembly in the
afternoon Rebecca Frazier will pre
side. Music will be furnished by an
instrumental group of Mr. Harri-
man’s students. The conference will
be officially closed at this meeting.
Student speakers will summarize
the t.alks in the individual group
discussions.
The student speakers who will
summarize the day’s activities and
their topics are as follows: Knowl
edge, Sue Purdom; Achievement,
Billy Lowder; Character, Kemp
Clendenin.
Council Si)ou$ors
Each year the student council
sponsors the annual Social Stan
dards Conference. This year Alex
Panas and Rel)ecca Frazier are the .
co-chairmen for the planning com
mittee. Miss Dorothy McNairy and
Miss Lucille Browne are the facul
ty members on the committee.
Elinor Wrenn, Charles PhilliT>.s
and Elizabeth MePheeters are the
students who will be in charge of
registration of guests. As always a
large delegation is expected—which
comes from the numerous high
schools in the state who also have
or plan to have Social Standards
Conferences.
Lunch Activities
When the homerooms assemble
at 8:45 in the morning, students
will be given programs and lunch
tickets. The lunch period will be
divided in half and one group will
eat while anoflier is enjoying re
creation facilities provided under
the direction of Miss Gabriel. Cards
will state which lunch period the
student is to have, and without
these cards admitance to the cafe
teria will not be allowed. Other
lunch-time activities include danc-
ihg in the gym and an airplane
exhibit by six members of the
Greensboro Prop-Twisters Model
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