February 24, 1950
By Sara Ann Taylor
Editor’s Note ; In order that the Student Council
may give the average student a better idea of
what the council’s activities are, and so that he
may better understand its duties and responsibili
ties, High Life is presenting a series of articles
in which will be presented notations from lead
This is your Student Council and
you elect us to represent you in at
tempting to attain some of the things
toward which we all strive here at
Senior High. Our school seems to
be living and breathing progress,
and we believe that the Student
Council, supported by each of you,
is holding its o\^’n in the procession
One of the council’s largest ac
complishments is the annual Social
Standards Conference which is now
a ^dtal part of high school life in
ail of the larger schools of our state.
It was originated by our own school
The council is also responsible for
Alumnae Day, May Day, and many
other activities and programs here
at O. H. S. A project which the
council has handled before and is
now getting underway again is the
publication of a student handbook
to be distributed to the junior high
school students who will join us in
the fall. This is in order that they
may learn more about our school.
Greensboro High has been highly
praised for its smooth-running, ef
fective form of student cooperation,
and many other North Carolina
schools are patterning their stu
dent councils after ours.
It is you who make it possible for-
the Student Council to accomplish
th^e things for which we strive,
and you hold the iiow^er of our suc
cess in your hands by electing your
own leaders. Feel free at all times
to offer us your suggestions, because
it is our aim to represent you, your
ideals, and your opinions.
You, our classmates, have given
us the privilege of serving as a rep
resentative on our Student Council.
We feel as if we have gained valu
able experience. In turn, we have
decided to share our thoughts with
you. Kemp Clendeniu will be in
charge of this column next issue,
so look for his message.
Two Hundred and Fifty-three Are
On Third Six Weeks’ Honor Roll
Tile Senior Class yet remains in the lead with the highest num
ber of members on both special and regular Honor Roll. Mrs.
Blanche Smith has announced that 10 sophomores, 15 juniors,
and 28 seniors attained Special Honor Roll. There were 74 sen
iors making Regular Honor Roll, 68 juniors, and 58 sophomores.
SPECIAL HONOR ROLL ^ REGULAR HONOR ROLL
Room %—Frank Hough, Nancy
Room 6—Sid LeBauer, Pattie Mc
Daniel, Sue King, Betty MoCraw.
Room 100—Ann Edwards, Marian
Faison, Nancy Foust..
Room 303---Sue Purdom, Joanne
Room 304—Emma Belle Pickett,
Alex Panas, Margaret Pearce.
Room 306—Doris Frank, Jeanette
Hester, Maitland Freed, Sally Grey
Room 309—Edith Trosper.
Room 311—Hope Brown, Mary
Room 313—Rowland Wisseman,
Elinor Wrenn, Bill Wrenn.
Room 315—Jean Ayers, Phyllis
Bell, Nancy Benson, Barbara Blay
Room 12—^Ruth Hawkins, Ellen
Room 14—Betsy Wright.
Room 16—^Bobby Brown, Lynden
Room 24—Bill Tutrerow.
Room 201—Marie Sizemore, Ca
Room 202—Mary Jo Caudle.
Room 203—B^tty Jones.
Room 204—Jerry Ann Moore, Eliz
Room 300—Frankie Ogburn.
Room 307—Billy Crowder, Conuie
Room 1—Ed Hudgins.
Room 5—Rene Za^ta.
Room 7—‘Richard Ledbetter. Steve
Room 8—Shiela Harris.
Room 10—Bobbie Stubblefield.
Room 21—Emily Sowerby.
Room 27—Darry Bumgarner.
Room 106—Margie Goldman.
Room 200—Bobby Clark.
Room 2—Barbara Holloway, Joan
Hugins, Hilliard Humphrey, Bonnie
Honeycutt, Donald Johnson, Syreta
Hodges, Ashley Holland, Lois John
Room 6—Elizabeth McCulloch, Don
McCollum, Glendon Lackey, Martha
Lashley, Barbara Killebrew.
Room 100—Elizabeth Davis, Anne
Day, Dorothy Deckard, Frances Dix
on, Nancy Faires, Betty Jo Fee,
Billy Ferguson, Barbara Crutchfield,
Peggy Everitt, George Cranford.
Room 302—Robert Russell, Patsy
Plunkett, Jimmy Schenck.
Room 304—Tom Neal, Ruth Over-
ton, Clara Jane Pearman, Virginia
Room 305—Peggy McEntire, Betty
Lou Marsh, Jeanne Martin, Mary
Martin, Barbara Jean Mays, Nancy
McSIwe^ney, Anna Larson Myrick,
Ida Riith Nall.
Room 306—Virginia Harris, Jo
Anne Hen'drix, Rebecca Frazier,
Margaret Haynes, Versie Hicks.
Room 309—Mary Blair Smith,
Joan Springs, Carlene Tate, Beverly
Ta'lley, Becky Thomas, Betty Tal
bert, Thatcher Townsend.
Room 311—David Bradley, Audrey
Brady, Barbara Braxton, Ronald
Britt, Dorothy Buchanan, Helen
Capps, Billie June Caudle, Frank
Room 313—Fred ^ Upchurch, June
Van Horn, Carole Williams, Mary
Ellen Wilson, Anne Wofford, Doro-
(Continued on Page Sevep.)
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Many women who insist they are
the equals of men are just being
'Bout the Youth House
“Let me call you sweetheart, I’m
in love with you.” Well, that seems
to have been the theme running
through Lofters’ heads at the Youth
Center’s annual Valentine Dance
held Saturday night, February 11.
This Valentine Dance was in a
sense the climax to “Rap Mop” day
and the Board of Management-
Youth Council supper. From 1:30
on—the Youth Center was being
made whistle bait, and with a new
coat of paint on the stairs the ele
vator-like fire escape was really put
into use. The W. S. T. Club mem
bers used it so much from going back
and forth to town that the fire
escape was really kept going in a
sense. Enough of that!
Valentine’s night was the scene
of nuptial bliss when the Junior
Woman’s Club held their Sweetheart
Ball. The dance was by invitation
only (to our moms and poppers)
and the music was by the Shriners’
What’s new? That dream boat
Tony Pastor will be here March 1,
WTith his orchestra of course, for a
dance sponsored by the Greensboro
Optimist Club. Tickets will be one
dollar apiece to all Lofters.
It seems we have been hearing so
much about Senior’s band lately,
what with concerts and things to
raise money. Well, now they’re go
ing to have a dance with Paul Bell’s
orchestra. This benefit dance, is to
help pay the band’s expenses to St.
Louis, and will be held next Friday
night. Let’s all turn out. Maybe
we don’t like concerts, but every
body likes to dance. Let’s have a
Then March 4, the Sub-Debs will
hold their Spring dance. For all you
lucky people who get invitations,
the music will be furnished no less
by High Point’s “Dreamsters,” In
cidentally, the “Youth on the Air”
radio show is in charge of the sub-
Debs tomorrow, so if you can’t come
in person be sure to listen at 10:30,
Oh, yes, one last thing: Weddie
Huffman says he’s trying to get
Johnny Long for the Spring dance,
341 N. Elm St.
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THE OTHER SIDE
of the DESK
By Maunida S. Wales
Editob’s Note: If High Life is to mirror life at Senior High, it must
reflect ALL life—both student and faculty. We present, therefore,
another in a series of articles by members of the faculty.
About two weeks ago, Jody Wil
kinson of the High Life staff came
to me and asked me to write “The
Other Side of the Desk” for the issue
of High Life then going to press.
I, like a lot of you, said, “Please,
Jody, you haven’t given me enough
time. May I have just two more
weeks?” And she, like a lot of us,
said, “All right, Miss Wales, if you
promise to have it ready for the
next issue.” So I promised.
Since that time I’ve spent about
fifteen minutes a day saying to my
self, “What in the world shall I
write for High Life—I can’t write
about love because Valentine’s Day
is over and besides, I haven’t been
keeping up with Dorothy Dix lately.
I don’t want to write about Joseph
Hall, Ellen Holt, Nancy Beale, Mary
Jane Moring, George Washington, or
the other illustrious ‘Februarians’.”
Well, the night before the “dead
line” I was still worrying. And
while I was worrying I decided to
figure (if I could without getting
into higher mathematics) how much
time I had wasted worrying about
writing instead of writing and it
ran into something like three hours,
thirty-nine minutes, forty and one-
half seconds. And I thought, “I
could have graded papers, washed
my hair, and listened to the Lone
Ranger in that time—and as it is,
what did it get me? Nothing — I
guess that’s what that man meant
who said ‘Procrastination is the
thief of time.’ ” So I decided to
quit procrastinating and get a sub
ject lined up.
I picked up the latest Comic Book
left me by courtesy of Third Period
Study and leafed through it hoping
to find an idea, but in vain. Then
just for curiosity I picked up a
book entitled "Familiar Quotations”
to see if I could find who said “Pro
crastination is the thief of time,”
While I was looking, I ran across
“Perhaps the most valuable result
of all education is the ability to
make yourself do the thing you have
to do, when it ought to be done,
whether you like it or not; it is the
first lesson that ought to be learned;
and however early a man’s train
ing begins, it is probably the last
lesson that he learns thoroughly.”
And I said to myself, “Mr, Huxley,
you have something there for both
sides of the desk.” So thanks to Mr.
Thomas Henry Huxley, I’m going
to jot down a few words about do
ing w^hat you have to do, when it
ought to be done.
Some of you have heard me say
in Spanish class, “If you study your
vocabulary every day and learn your
verbs as they are given to you, you
won’t have any trouble with Span
ish,” I know all of you have heard
Mrs. Smith, Mr. Long, Miss Moore—
any and all of your teachers, sing
the same song, with minor varia
tions every day. So you start out
with a bang and study your History
and Spanish and Bookkeeping and
read a few good books besides. Then
one day in study hall you just hap
pen to look over Joe’s shoulder and
see that Ffearless Fosdick is an an
awful jam and you decide to do your
Geometry at home. You get home
and Bill calls and asks you to go
to the Youth Center and you go. The
next morning Mrs. Alton asks you
what the hypotenuse is and you say,
“an animal with a big mouth found
in zoos.” After the rest of the class
gets through with you, you decide,
“I’m going to do the thing I have
to do when it ought to be done, whe
ther I like it or not, from now on.”
You’ve learned “the first lesson that
ought to be learned.”
Suppose you “finish” your educa
tion. You get a job—a good job—
it’s been a long time since you were
in high school or college—two weeks
or a month, at least, and you’ve for
gotten about the times you didn’t
study when you 'should have. The
Boss gives you the Jones’ Case and.
asks you, at five o’clock, to write a
letter about it. You’re in a huiTy
because you have a date with your
best gal, so you shove it in the bas
ket marked “Urgent,” promising
yourself to do it first thing in the
morning. The next morning the
monthly report is due and you for
get all about Jones. A week later
the Boss comes in and asks for the
Jones file and you turn red, swallow
your tongue, and hope for the ground
to open up and do likewise for you.
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