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    Chancellor House Talks
To Assembled Students
Under the sponsorship of the
local 0. Henry Chapter of Quill
and Scroll Chancellor Robert B.
House of the University^ of North
Carolina addressed the * assembly
of students on Tuesday, March 4.
Sherold Klein opened the as
sembly as he conducted the devo-
tionals. Lane McGregor, presiding
officer, introduced the featured
Chancellor House, a former
member of the faculty of Greens
boro Senior High School, is recog
nized as an entertaining and edu
cational speaker. A resident of
Chapel Hill, Chancellor House is
featured in “Who’s Who in Ameri
ca” and “Who’s Who i n North
Carolina” as an author, educator,
and editor.
In 4B Class
Chancellor House described him
self as a member of the 4B class;
“bifocals, bald, belly, and bunions.”
In connection with his address
Chancellor House entertained his
audience with four selections on
his famous mouth harp. Striking
a note of the pioneer spirit, the
speaker played “O Suzanna.” Using
the locomotive as a symbol of
engery, he offered a railroad
melody, “Casey Jones.” Two se
lections illustrating the charm and
grace of the waltz and an enter
taining number followed.
He continued his address as he
stated that education is the power
that gives youth a good start. Be
cause of a love for great things
one can attain a liberal education.
‘You never can tell how much you
can do if you want to do it,”
Chancellor House emphasized.
‘Everything you study goes into
a definite range to power, power
to read; power to write; power to
speak. Learn on the job,” the
speaker emphatically stated. Three
abilities are essential to those who
terests. These interests are inter
speaking, writing, and reading in
terests. These qualities are inter
linked, for a wide selection of
reading is essential to a writer
or conversationalist.
Find Crystal Mind
‘Get clearly in mind what you
want to say. Think clearly and
you will express clearly—and with
force,” advised the dean.
His years of experience as
an educator have led Chancel
lor House to believe that some
students seek a curricula that
will lead directly to a career.
However, although there are 20,000
occupations open to young men
and women, only approximately
100 subjects are offered in insti
tutions of higher learning. There
fore, Chancellor House continued,
students must study to lay a foun
dation for later life.
He declared that many young
men and women ask only time and
money from life. When these
wishes were granted, however,
those persons were miserable be
cause they had no cultural back
ground to which they could turn.
His love for great things prompted
his reading of Milton’s poems and
the Bible during his spare time.
He urged that students take ad
vantage of their opportunities, to
learn, for they enjoy more leisure
time while in high school 'than
they will ever find again. In order
to have that “something extra” in
life, students must provide time
for a search of knowledge.
Officers Are Eiecfed
By Senior High Band
The Band has been allowed to
elect its officers for the first time
in four or five years. Mr. Hazel-
nian, in allowing the Band to elect
officers, said that he believed that
the school as a whole had risen in
school spirit after the let down
after the war, and as a result he
felt that the band was ready for
self government.
The president is Jim Melvin,
who is supposed to lead the band
until Mr. Hazelman is ready to
conduct. Jim is in charge of the
opening piece of music that the
band plays every day.
Vice president. Bill Greene, is
to understudy the president and
take over the president’s job next
year. This position is usually re
served for a junior.
Bill Jackson was elected treas
urer, and his duties are to keep up
with the monetary side of the band,
Freddie Rouse is chief librarian
and secretary. She is in charge
of correspondence and files the
uiusic with the help of assistants.
Create The Power
Because he has observed that
many students seeking a career
have money as their main objec
tive, he advised, “Create a worth
while life from your means.” '
He stressed the necessity of en
thusiasm for education. In con
clusion he emphasized, “The edu
cating power will add that some
thing extra to your life.”
Henry Ferrell, president of the
local Quill and Scroll organiza
tion, presented the certificate of
the chapter to Principal A. P.
Routh, who, in turn, awarded pins
and membership cards to the 19
new members. These students have
gained recognition for outstanding
journalism by induction into the
international honor society for
high school journalists. Faculty ad
visors for the group are Miss Vir
ginia Powell and Mr. Sam J. Un
Recipients of pins and member
ship certificates were as follows:
John Butt, Betty Jane Davis, Dottie
Dillard, Patsy Eways, Janet Fred
erick, Ann Fulton, Pat Gregg, Shay
Harris, Mose Kiser, Jr., Dick Led
better, Martha Moore, Lois Pond,
Carole Stroud, Joyce Strother,
Mary Lee Wells, and Bill Whed-
Junior Red Cross
Plans for Future
The Junior Red Cross Council
of Senior High School met Febru
ary 28 to make plans for new ser
vice projects to be done in con
nection with the Red Cross Chap
ter of Greensboro.
The members decided to sponsor
a short pencil drive. The pencils
will be sent to veterans’ hospitals
to be used for working cross-word
puzzles. Council members planned
to go to the homerooms each day
for a week collecting these pencil
Another project cnosen for a
later date is making colored paper
hats for parties in hospitals.
The final plan of the council was
to have a magazine drive later in
the year. The stories in the maga
zines would be combined and sent
to hospitals for the benefit of the
Interesting Events
Appear on Calendar
The G. H. S. calendar is filled
with interesting events to follow
successively for the next four
First on the list of activities in
the near future is the annual
Torchlight Talent Show, which us
ually unveils much heretofore un
known talent. The tentative d^e
for this show is April 1. This is
the only come-off scheduled for the
showery month of April.
May Day is at present undecided
as to date of presentation. Perhaps
a little light will be thrown upon
this cloudy situation in the next
week or so. Also set for the flowery
month of May is the Class Day
program, which all the Seniors are
looking forward to. Miss McNairy
is Chairman of the Class Day com
mittee and is assisted by Joanne
Kreiger and Nortna Veney. Class
Day is scheduled for May 23.
Sunday. May 25 will find the as
sembled Senior Class in West
Market Street Methodist Church.
There the Baccalaureate Sermon
will be delivered by the pastor. Dr.
Eugene C. Few.
The Washington Trip, annually
taken by the graduating Seniors,
is still under discussion. There has
been a change in hotels and ac
commodations due to increased
prices. Many dther problems con
cerning the pilgrimage will have
to be ironed out before complete
plans can be made. ^ .
Then comes the three darkest
days of the spring semester for the
Seniors. On May 26-28 the upper
classmen will be taking their final
examinations. -
Two days later, on May 30, the
successful members of the Senior
Class will troop en masse across
the stage to receive their rewards
for twelve long harrowing years of
study. , ,
For the less fortunate members
of the graduating class of '52,
whose credits did not number the
required 32, Summer’ School will
begin on June 2.
From the Gate City of the South and the Uirthpiace of O, Henry
Whirlies* Win Over Burlington Merits
Western AAA Class Championship
Members of the High Life staff are shown left to right they are: Jane
Pike, reporter; Gay Williamson, reporter; Janet Frederick, feature
editor; Anne Fordham, reporter; Steve Leonard, proof reader; and
Dick Ledbetter, sports editor. Back row: Joyce Strother, reporter;
Martha Moore, make-up editor; Patsy Eways, proof reader; Lois Pond,
girl’s sports editor; Barbara Barrier, assistant girl’s sports editor; and
Bill Whedbee, circulation manager.
Lowdown on Journalists
And Their Classes Given
The time is every other Friday
at third period. The place is all
third period classes in the Main,
Science, Cafeteria, and Vocational
buildings. The characters include
all industrious students who are
busily learning on the scene with
special recognition to all science
classes attending to their weekly
check-up. The supporting cast is
composed of several ordinary-look
ing individuals who, by their mere
appearance, cause a thrill of an
ticipation to run throughout the
class. What is the name of this
inspiring little bi-weekly drama?
You’ve guessed it; the “Distribution
of High Life!” Whether you are the
serious personality who muses over
the editorials, the social-conscious
To Attend Conclave
In New York City
Thirteen members of the journ
alism class at Senior will attend
the 28th Annual Convention of the
Columbia Scholastic Press Asso
ciation to be held a t Columbia
University in New York City,
March 13-15. This group will in
clude: Steve Leonard, Henry Fer
rell, Grey Egerton, Donald Will
iamson, Fred Marshall, David
Wright, Lois Pond, Beverly Shoff,
Patsy Eways, Ann Fullton, Martha
Moore, Barbara Barrier, and Jo
anne Gourley. They will be chape
roned by Mrs. F. L. Williamson
and Mr. Sam J. Underwood, ad
visor of the class.
The opening session of the con
vention will be on Thursday,
March 13, at the McMillin Theatre.
After the meetings, the group will
tour the city and take in such
sights as the Statue of Liberty and
the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
During their free hours, they will
also see various Broadway plays.
“The Latin Quarter,” a famous
Parisian night club, will provide
entertainment for the group on one
of their free nights.
After the last meeting of the
convention, a luncheon will be held
in the grand ballroom of the Wal
dorf-Astoria Hotel. Announcements
of special awards will be made, and
noted guests and speakers will be
recognized. 'After the convention
has adjourned, the group will re
turn by train to Greensboro. “
individual who eagerly scans the
gossip column, the school wit who
memorizes all the catchy jokes, or
the news-addict who soaks in every
syllable from cover to cover (in
hopes that his fourth period class
will be prolonged from starting),
you are always glad when another
copy of your school paper is hot
off the presses.
Many Involved
However, you are not' the only
one who is glad that distribution
day has arrived. Or is the word
“relieved!” Every issue of High Life
represents hours of work, consen-
tration, work, sweat, and work. The
staff members who do the actual
writing are only a small minority
of the many students responsible
for tlie completion of another bi
Actually, there are two journal
ism classes, a first and a second
year class. The first-year journalism
students have the responsibility of
collecting ads from the Greensboro
merchants. These ads almost com
pletely finance the paper. The stu
dent subscription rates, fifty cents
per semester, alone could not possi
bly cover the expenses involved in
printing a paper. Of course, the
first year students are also learning
the fundamentals of journalism in
order to be ready to work on the
staff the following year. The
staffers, whose names are listed
in the masthead on page one, are
headed by Mr. Sam J. Underwood,
Advisor, and Henry Ferrell, Editor-
in-Chief. It is their duty to write
the news, or copy, that is printed
in the paper.
Cycles Revolve
The journalism staffers work in
a two-week cycle. This cycle begins
on Monday after the distribution
of papers on Friday. The Editor-in-
Chief, Henry Ferrell, makes all
assignments at this time. Each re
porter is assigned a certain amount
of copy to write. The copy is
measured by “inches.” Each inch
consists of fifty words. An average
news story contains four or five
inches. A feature usually contains
about ten inches and sometimes
more. An important news story is
longer than five inches and may
be as long as fifteen inches. The
entire week is then spent writing
and correcting all written material.
Friday is the deadline for all copy,
excluding “late copy” which is
usually accounts of games which
have not been played before Friday
morning. •
(Continued on Page Three) •
The Greensboro Whirwinds fin
ished their basketball season Tues
day night, March 5, by defeating
the Bulldogs of Burlington 52 to
36. The Bulldogs were determined
to win;- victory was as important
to them as it was to the Whirlies.
If Burlington had won, they would
have tied the Maroons of Asheville
for fourth place. Burlington and
Asheville would have had to play
for the fourth slot and a decided
position in the state conference.
Hudson Breaks The Ice .
The Whirlwinds’ determination
was stronger than that of Burling
ton for a more important factor..
Greensboro’s win Tuesday night
made them for the second straight
year champs of the Western AAA
Conference. Now holding the first
position in the West, the Whirlies
will play in the state tournament
the fourth place team from the
Tuesday night’s game was no
run-away match for Greensboro.
The Whirlies gained the lead on
a fast break at 1:40 by Sammy
Hudson, 2-1. Gradually mounting
their lead, Greensboro never was
The Bulldogs were fired up in
the third quarter. Switching from
a zone to their press didn’t help
much. Despite this ' press the
Whirlwinds moved from their 26-
13 halftime lead to a more com
manding 43-22 lead at the third
quarter. The Bulldogs outscored
the Whirlwinds in the fourth quar
ter 14-9. Burlington hit with
accuracy in the last of the third
and fourth quarters. They nibbled
down the Whirlies’ 43-17 lead from
the middle of the third quarter to
the end of the game.
Hudson Bites Bulldogs
There were many stars during
the night, namely Sammy Hudson,
Larry Bateman, and Dick Routh.
Sammy Hudson was the floor star
as well as the high scorer with 19.
Rodney Edwards scored only one
point during the night. Because of
fouls he was kept out most of the
game. But while playing, Rodney
contributed much with his floor
work and ball handling.
Bateman, Whedbee, Routh, Score
Larry Bateman bucketed 16 while
Dick Routh and Bill Whedbee laid
in six. Both Dick and Larry did
exceptionally well on their re
bounding and floor work.
From seeing these names so of
ten in the paper one might think
they made the team. True', they
do most of the scoring, but they
would not be able to play if it
weren’t for the valuables subs which
are assets to the team.
Although the Whirlwinds stop
ped most of Burlington’s players,
they couldn’t stop one. Harrison,
high scorer for Burlington with
15, sparked his team with his
shooting and good ball handling.
“The Whirlwinds played good
defense,” said Coach Burns from
Burlington. “That’s the first time
we’ve been held under 50 points
during the last four games.”
Gregg Elected Head
Of 1952-53 Annual;
Upchurch Will Assist
Pat Gregg has been elected
editor in chief of the 1952-53
Whirligig. Betty Jane Upchurch
will serve as associate editor.
Senior editors for the yearbook
are Ann Hobbs and Mary Ruth
Mitchell. Stewart Colson and
Barbara Jamieson will act as
editors for the junior class.
Dottie Foster will undertake the
duties of photography editor. Lit
erary editors include Ann Hunter,
Margot Hammond, and John Sauv-
Robert Thompson has been se
lected to serve as engraving editor.
The incomplete list of business
staff members includes the follow
ing students; Henrietta Reed. Bess
Bach, Tricia Booth. Kelly Maness,
David Dillard, Jim Harrington, Bob
Cowan, Joe LeBauer, and Beverly

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