Six Week Reports Reveal
206 Attain Honor Status
Mrs. Blanche Smith has released
the names of those students mak
ing the honor roll for the third six
weeks’ period. There was a total
of 58 students making the special
honor roll, 24 from the senior class,
16 from the junior class, and 18
from the sophomore class.
A total of 260 students made the
regular honor roll, 103 from the
senior class, 85 from the junior
class, and 72 from the sophomore
class. Those on the honor roll are
SPECIAL HONOR ROLL
Room 8—Nancy Beeson.
Room 27—Janet Brooks, Moody
Burt, John Butt.
Room 4—Evelyn Greenberg, Bev
erly Hall, Shay Harris, Greta
Room 106 — Barbara Jackson
Doris Joseph, Mary Catherine Kirk-
Room 25—Richard Ledbetter.
Room 301—Meropi Meletiou, Ke
Room 200—Betty Jane Davis,
Room 206—Becky Phipps.
Room 317—Emily Sowerby, Nan
Room 309—Bobbie Stubblefield,
Betty Talley, John Stuart.
Room 10—Norma Veney, Dave
Wright, Mary Lee Wells.
Room 311—Magdalene Crutch
Room 102—Lois Duncan, Patsy
Room 6—Dolores Goodwin, Pat
Gregg, Margot Hammond.
Room 315—David Heinzman, Ann
Room 305—Ray Lutz.
Room 12—Martha Moore. Mary
Ruth Mitchell, Betty Jane Mooney.
Room 23—Sylvia Phillips, Vir
Room 302—Barbara Stanford.
Room 22—Kate Wharton.
Room 24—Patricia Addison,
Room 307—Joe Clapp, Betty Col-
Room 203—Jane Gerringer.
Room 100 — Claire Helgedick,
Mary Anne Hill, Marietta Hinshaw.
Room 204—Jo Len Jamerson,
Mary Ellen Kaclin.
Room 3—Barbara Sharpe, Nancy
Room 303—Helen Smith.
Room 7—Frances Strother, Doyle
Room 201—Jack Thurman, Ann
Room 15—Rose Wharton.
REGULAR HONOR ROLL
Room 8—Bain Alexander, Betty
Lou Beal, Barbara Beavers, Nancy
Birgel, Katherine Bobbitt, Law
rence Beale, Mary Blundell.
Room 27—Jesse Brown, Larry
Bumgarner, Bobby Clark, Kathryn
Clegg, Helen Brewer.
Room 200—Franklin Davis, Janet
Davis, Janet Frederick, Betty Lou
Cresdy, Opal Frye, Lois Cox, Eve
Room 4—Margie Goldman, Jen
nie Lee Griffeth, Sue Guthrie, Nan
cy Haithcock, Rachel Hall, Sara
A.nn Hickerson, Pat Harvey, Chris
tine Hill, Shirley Henshaw, Montey
Hobbs, Esther Hodgin, Don Has
kins, Harry Haynes.
Room 106—Frances Holt, Terry
Huffenis, De Armon Hunter, Coleen
Hurley, Alice Ivey, Doris Jackson,
Doris Jenkins, Regina Kearney,
Barbara Kelly, Dorothy King, Jo
anne Krieger, Hilda Langley, Betty
Jean Langston. '
Room 25—Mary Katherine Latta,
Betty Smith Lawrence, Steve Leon
ard, Lane McGregor, Jaynelle Mar
tin, Shirley Mather, Irene Mat
thews, Sylvia Mayer.
Room 301—Bobbie Mills, Mary
4.1ice Mitchell. Ronnie Moore, Mary
lane Moring, Peggy Morrow, Elbert
Parrish, Eleanor Patterson, Sara
Perkins, Edithe Perryman.
Room 206—Doris Phillips, Bar
bara Pickard, Peggy Pickard, Nan-
::y Pugh, Bob Redburn, Cleta Mae
Room 317—Tess Russell, Rita
Schneider, Virginia Sink, Carolyn
Smith, Joanne Smith, Elliott Solo
mon, Rene Solomon, Jimmy Spears,
Ronnie Stanley, Sallie Stanley.
Room 309—Pat Stevens, Dorothy
Stevenson, Gene Stout, Carol
Stroud, Peggy Stubblefield, Sally
i'albert, Mary Lee Teasley, Dorothy
rhomas, Ann Thompson, Doris
rhompson, Betty Joan Thore, Pat
Room 10—Gladys Varner, Na
omi Wade, Anne Wrenn, Polly
Ann Young, Valerie Yow, Carolyn
Welch, Mary Lee Wells, Bill Whed-
bee, Mary Wisseman, Evelyn Wall
Rose Waynick, Betty Welborn. Pat-
Room 313—James Armstrong,
Robert L. Bell, Milton Aldefer,
Room 311—Ann Carlson.
Room 102—Pattie Davis, Jo Ann
Eberenz, Larry Emerson, Charlotte
Evans, Ann Falk, Barbara Farley,
Room 6—Hugh Gerringer, Gard
ner Foley, Ann Fullton, Dorothy
Room 315—Joan Hester, Billy
Hiatt, Bebe Hudson, Rachel Ingold.
Room 305—Martha Jordan, Shir
ley Johannesen, David Kersey, Bob
Lavetes, Joe LeBauer, Joyce Lee,
Room 12 — Shirley McIntyre,
Fred Marshall, Mary Louise May,
Room 23—Jeanette Oliver, Dor
othy Phillips, Lois Pond, Geraldine
Room 304 — Margaret Rierson,
John Sauvajot, Laura Sestito, Ra
Room 302—Barbara Still, Marie
Talley, Tom Teague, DeLaine Tur
ner, Robert Thompson.
Room 22—Hugh Van Landeng-
ham, Carolyn Walker, Alfred Wil
liams, Nancy Williams, Virginia
Williams, Faye York.
Room 24—Ann Alexander, Dawn
Barbour, Kitten Barringer.
Room 202—Betty Bell, Ralph
Bright, Jean Bateman.
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Dramatics Club Thespians
Present Novel Production
The smiling face of Mrs. Martha
Ellington, former secretary of GHS,
will be greatly missed by the many
students whom she has helped dur
ing her brief stay here. She has
lended a helping hand to any stu
dent seeking her guidance. Miss
Joan Hansen will succeed Mrs. El
lington whose resignation became
effective February 4, 1952.
Since today is my last day to
be with you and I can’t say good
bye without a tear in my heart, I
write this note to say: “You are
a grand group to know and work
with.’’ Anything I have been able
to do to help you has been a
pleasure. I’ll always have kind
thoughts of each of you and miss
being with you.
I’ll not say good-bye but so
long—I hope to see you often.
» Martha Ellington.
On February 5, the Dramatics
Club presented the first chapel pro
gram of the second semester as a
study of methods of proposals.
F.ollowing announcements made
by Norman Dalton of the Youth
Center and Principal A. P. Routh,
Evelyn Greenberg conducted the
“How to Propose,” a play under
the direction of Miss Causey,
opened as Billy Hiatt, in the role
of a famouns lecturer with wide
experience in phrasing proposals,
expressed his sentiments concern
ing matrimony. His method of lec
turing entailed the use of actors as
illustrations of the history of pro
The unconcerned but efficient
stage hand, Dave Wright, appeared
at regular intervals as he arranged
stage properties. At one time dur
ing the performance George posed
as a lamp post with sentimental
The epic of the cave man was re
lived by Doris Irving and Norma
Veney. When the cave man, Norma
Veney, took a fancy to the cave
maid, Doris, a typical and effective
Ann Falk and Tommy Pierce
demonstrated the method of pro
posing during the Middle Ages
when knighthood was in flower.
Two technics of modern offers
were demonstrated in the following
scenes. An ultramodern method
was typified by Nancy Pugh as
Cookie and her keen lover. Butch,
portrayed by Arden Ashley.
Jack Morris and Francis Strick
land represented a sophisticated
engaged couple of the Country
In the final scene, Billy Hiatt,
Cornelius Q. Squdd, reknown lec
turer, displayed his experience with
marriage-minded girls during Leap
Year. Jenny Lou Wyrick took the
part of his friend Elaine Hopkin.
The traditional singing of the
Alma Mater concluded the pro
A tender love scene between
Ann. Hobbs, as Vera Butts, and
Joe Hodgin, as her bashful suitor
of five years, McBean, represented
typical marriage proposals of the
nineteenth century. Mr. Butts, por-
From the Gate City of the South and the Birthplace of O. Henry
VOLUME XXVIII SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO. N. C., FEBRUARY 8. 1952 NUMBER *
Speech Contests Opened
Various essay, oration, and dra
matic contests have been opened to
members of the dramatic and
speech classes of Greensboro Sen
ior High School. Entrants from the
school are making preparations to
contend for local, county, and state
An oration elimination will be
sponsored by the American Legion
for high school before February 18.
Winners of these contests will ap
pear in a county assembly on Feb
ruary 18-23. De Armon Hunter,
Dave Wright, Norma Veney, Bar
bara Massey, and Tommy Pierce
have made plans to enter this di
The annual triangular debates be
tween Greensboro, High Point, and
Winston-Salem high schools will
Succumbs to illness
Mr. Warren McCulloch, owner
and operator of The McCulloch
Press, died at 11:15 Thursday night,
January 31, 1952. Mr. McCulloch,
better known as “Mr. Mac,” had
been hospitalized for 12 days as a
result of a cerebral hemorrhage
which he suffered January 19 at his
home, 6401^ Asheboro Street.
The McCulloch Press is the firm
responsible for the printing of our
own High Life as well as other local
Mr. Mac was born in Adrian,
Michigan, June 8, 1892, and was the
son of Rev. J. F. and Mary Elizabeth
Barrow McCulloch. At the age of
two he moved to Greensboro and
was educated in Greensboro public
schools. He attended Adrian Col
lege in Adrian, Michigan, and was
graduated from Elon College.
Mr. Mac was a printer all his life
and he established his own business
27 years ago. .
He is survived by his wife; two
daughters by a former marriage,
Elizabeth Ann and Louola Mane
McCulloch; one sister. Miss Mary
C. McCulloch of Greensboro and
one brother, Leon McCulloch of
take place on March 28. Dave
Wright, De Armon Hunter, Barbara
Massey, Cynthia Bivens, Frankie
Ledbetter, Barbara Kelly, John
Black, Norma Veney, Ann Falk,
Tommy Pierce, Kitten Barringer,
Ann Hobbs, and Jo Ann Smith will
represent Greensboro. Teams will
debate the question resolved: that
all American citizens should be sub
ject to inscription for essential ser
vice in time of war.
An oration contest on the subject
of patriotism, a subsidiary of the
Patriotic Order of America, will be
conducted during the last two
weeks of February. On March 24-
28 winners of the district prize of
$10 will contend for the state award
of $50. Representatives of G. H. S.
include Barbara Massey and Cyn
February 15 is the deadline for
entries of the essay contest con
cerning the employment of the
physically handicapped. A prize of
$50 will be offered to the first-place
winner, with $25 savings bonds for
second, third, and fourth awards.
Benefits of private practice of
medicine to fine medical care of the
country will be discussed in an es
say contest ending March 5. A local
litigation concerning the evil ef
fects of alcohol on the human body
will offer prizes of $15 and $10 to
first and second place winners. At
least ten papers must be submitted
by March 14. This contest is open
to all Senior High school students.
On February 16 Barbara Massey
and Phil Hodges will enter the Re
publican oration contest at Win
ston-Salem. Prizes of $100, $50,
and $25 will be offered to the win
One-act plays will be judged in a
district drama festival on April 3-4
at Salem College, and later at
Greenville High School will be
host to contestants for total awards
of $45 for winners on the Green
ville Oration litigation on February
Included in the recent activities
of the dramatic class, under the di
rection of Miss Causey, was the
presentation of the play, “How to
Propose” on February 5.
Future Teachers Club
Named for Educator
Benjamin L. Smith
Senior High has recently formed
a chapter of the National Future
Teachers of America. The purpose
of this organization is to guide and
enlighten students who wish to be
future teachers. After due consid
eration our chapter has been named
the Benjamin Leigh Smith Chapter,
after B. L. Smith, Superintendent
of the city schools here in Greens
boro. Most of the chapters are
named after famous educators,
therefore, our F.T.A. chapted de
cided to name their after Mr.
Smith, as he was the one who
founded the first chapter in North
Mr. Smith was born in Granite
Falls in Caldwell County, where
he attended the public schools. He
later attended Rutherford College,
and Trinity College in Durham.
Mr. Smith has also done graduate
work at the Universitw of North
Carolina. After completing his sec
ondary education he became prin
cipal of the Catawba County Farm
Life School in Startown. From.
1917-1919 he served as an army
captain in the 1st world war. After
this he bacmae superintendent of
schools in Forest City, North Car
olina, where he remained until
1924. After leaving Forest City Mr.
Smith became superintendent of
the Rutherfordon-Spindays schools.
In 1929 he served as school superin
tendent in Shelby. Here he re
mained until 1936 when he came to
Mr. Smith has served as Presi
dent of the North Carolina Educa
tion Association and President Gen
eral of the Horace Mann League.
He also served as chairman for the
North Carolina Educational Cen-
Yesterday the Ben L. Smith
Chapter of the F.T.A. met in room
106 at 2:30 to enjoy a talk by Dr.
Franklin McNutt, of WCUNC. He
spoke on “Teaching—the Greater
Profession”. Mr. Smith, parents and
other interested guests were pres
ent. Following the talk, refresh
ments were served.
trayed by De Armon Hunter, gently
prodded McBean into contempla
tion of matrimony with a dowry of
Shows Local Talent
“Holiday Escapades,” a musical
sponsored by the Junior Chamber
of Commerce in Greensboro, was
given the evenings of January 30th,
31st, and February 1st at 8:00 P.M.
in the auditorium of Greensboro
Senior High School. The tickets
sold for $1.50. The show was un
der the direction of Bob Bancroft,
professional director for the John
B. Rodgers Producing Co. The
Choreographer was Virginia Carr.
Costumes for the show came from
Wives of members in the Junior
Chamber of Commerce, office girls
and high school girls made up the
cast for the musical.
The musical was presented in
two parts. The first part consisted
of holidays of the year presented in
song and dance, while the second
part consisted of a minstrel por
traying old songs and dances.
G. H. S. Performers
In the first part of the show, each
month of the year was portrayed by
some special scene. Many of the
members of Senior High partici
pated in the scenes. January was
portrayed by Norma Veney as Miss
New Year’s; March by Gretchen
Kelly, Nan Ayers, Sue Guthrie,
Christine Hill, Shirley Taylor, Ann
Wrenn, Joanne Krieger, Barbara
Massey, Doris Irving, Norma Veney,
and Eleanor Patterson as a group
of Flora Dora girls who danced to
“April Showers”; July by Gretchen
Kelly as Miss Forth o’ July; August
by Doris Irving portraying “a trip
to the beach”; September by Jo
anne Krieger portraying “the first
football game of the year”; and De
cember by Cat Wall, a graduate of
this school, as Miss Christmas. The
other months of the year were pre
sented by ladies or girls out of
During the minstrel, Gretchen
Kelly did a baton twirling solo to
“Liberty Bells”; Nan Ayers- did a
tap solo to “Down Yonder”; Doris
Irving, Gretchen Kelly, Christine
Hill, and Nan Ayers along with
others did a soft shoe tap to “Caro
lina in the Morning.”
Sue Guthrie, Nan Ayers, Gretch
en Kelly, Ann Wrenn, Shirley Tay
lor, Norma Veney, Joanne Krieger,
and Barbara Massey danced to
Other students to participate in
the show are Shirley Guthrie and
Curtains and spotlights for the
stage were brought from New York
for the show. The cost to produce
it was well over a thousand dollars.
Award Made Known
The Citizenship Honor Roll
for the Fall Semester third six
weeks has been selected.
Chosen from the Senior Class
are Jimmy Betts and Lane Mc
Gregor. John Savajot and
Chris Velones were chosen
from the Junior Class. Paul
Hennen and Joyce Steele were
selected from the Sophomore