Echoes of the Past
In this issue of HIGH LIFE you will find
a feature on G. H. S.’s first student publica
tion, THE SAGE, and in the feature are
varied comments on it.
The magazine (it was published four
times a year) had listed four literary clubs.
They were for the promotion of creative
writing in the school (date: 1913). The
clubs gave awards and vied with each other
for the honors in the literary field, and
they were excellent proving grounds for
writers, debaters, and actors.
Do you realize that at present Senior can
boast of no such club. There is not one
club that sponsors plays, gives prizes, or
Of course there is torchlight. But all
Torchlight sponsors is the “talent” show.
(T. L. gives scholarships.)
The right to belong to the dramatics
“club” can only be given to those that
have a schedule that allows them to.
There is not one of the social clubs that
have anything to do with the above men
The students of Senior High are letting
their heritage go to pot.
Observe and Think
It must seem very apparent to anyone
who reads the newspaper these days that
Greensboro Senior High School is taking
honors cum laude in almost every field of
Witness: Our basketball team was one
of the outstanding teams in the state this
season and gained state-wide recognition
as one of the best coached also. By advanc
ing into the finals by whipping Wilmington,
they won the support of the rooters at the
tournament. The score was Raleigh’s but
our’s was the spirit.
Witness: The choir journeyed to Raleigh
for a state district contest and came away
with a high C in championship. Several
members placed high in individual ratings
Witness: Even High Life got into the act
as it again rated with the top in the nation
among groups of papers in the 1001-1500
group. But what made it sweet was that
no other paper in our class in this state
received the same rating.
Witness: The excellent student body
spirit displayed in the tournament at Dur
ham. It was sparkling. Even the faculty
turned out for this event.
But all in all it is you, the student of
Greensboro Senior High that has received
these honors. It is only through your sup
port, participation, and talent. For it is you,
not who instructs you, tells you, or teaches
you, you must have “it” or nothing hap
Three cheers for oT G. H. S.
The Question of the Day ....
Much has been cussed and discussed
concerning the coming graduation plans
of the class of 1952. Many proposals have
Published Semi-Monthly by the Students of
Greensboro Senior High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the Class
Revived by the Spring
Entered as second-class matter March 30,
1940, at the post office at Greensboro, N. C.,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Editor-in-Chief Henry Ferrell
Associate Editor . . .., Steve Leonard
Feature Editor Janet Frederick
Sports Editor Dick Ledbetter
Girls’ Sports Editors
Lois Pond, Barbara Barrier
Exchange Editor Mary Lee' Weils
Business Manager Beverly ShofE
Circulation Mariager Bill Whedbee
Art Editor Bobby Gladwell
Photographer David Carter
Proofreaders Patsy Eways, Ann Fullton
Make-up Editor Martha Moore
Reporters. .. Anne Fordham, Marion Osborne,
Jane Pike, Grey Egerton, Gay Willamson,
Adviser Sam J .Underwood
Art Adviser Mrs. Grace Faver
Financial Adviser Mr. A. P. Routh
been put forth by great minds and
Here are the two that have been
Number one is to have the gradu
ation in the school auditorium.
There are two advantages to this
plan. No danger of inclement wea
ther to halt the procedings, and no
great amount of work would he
needed to give such a graduation.
However, there are two serious
drawbacks. Limited space is the big
problem, as only fifteen hundred
can fit into the small auditorium.
June heat also poses a problem, for
the high school has one of those
reverse auditoriums, hot in summer,
cold in winter. The senior classes’
main performance would be viewed
by an extremely small “crowd.” It
is usually supported by those who
Plan number two is to have the
senior exercises in the stadium.
There are a good number of ad
vantages and disadvantages in this
solution, too. More people could
view the spectacle. (The invitations
read: The senior class of Greens
boro Senior High School requests
your presence ... By using this
plan all the people who receive the
invitations may be allowed to come.
The setting is better, for there is no
suitable back drop than can be used
on the auditorium stage. However,
to have such a graduation, the need
for a platform arises. And this will
entail work. The weather also could
be bad. Progress is what this plan
is called by its supporters.
But in any case no matter what
the final decision is, it should he
the senior classes’ decision, not a
committees’ decision. It should he
decided by a class vote—Australian
vote preferably . . .
Which shall it he? . . . Tradition
Lost and Found
Lost: One class ring with the initials
C. R. R. If found, please return to Nancy
Found: True love that doesn’t belong
to anyone but Mose Kiser.
Lost: One front tooth. Finder, please
return to Emily Smith.
Found: Myself lying on the floor as
a result of disagreeing with Mrs. Smith.
Lost: One day with my sweetheart.
If I find the dirty sneak that found it,
I’ll beat him to a pulp. Social Security
Lost: One diamond bracelet, very ex
pensive. Sentimental yalue. Lost between
Battleground and home. Return to Jo
anne Kreiger in room 106. Reward is
offered. For description go to Silver’s
5 and 10 cents store. Toy counter No. 5.
Lost: One brain. Please return to
Bino Lybrook if found.
Lost: Twenty wonderful hours after
school. Finder may keep them. Mary
Of Men and Mice
Bi/ Janet Frederick
Spring’s officially here at last, Girls
remember what a young man’s fancy
turns to now? Several members of our
esteemed staff must know because their
fancies have definitely turned.
Who’s the lucky young lady that wears
Larry Bateman’s basketball these day?
Rose Waynick, how did you make out
with those exams at Bowman-Gray?
Thanks to Martha Moore’s mother for
the wonderful candy that she made for
the Journalism 4 class.
If by any chance you can’t tell what
High Life’s pictures are about lately, just
ask David Carter. But he probably won’t
Wonder if Martha Stokes had a won
derful time when she spent the weekend
a the Citadel?
Reckon everyone really enjoyed the
dinner at the Routh’s last Sunday. The
team ought to adopt Mrs. Scott, Mrs.
Routh and Mrs. Jamieson permanently.
Coach Jamieson expressed his ap
preciation to the basketball team for a
successful season by taking them to the
N. C. A. A. Semi-Finals and Finals Friday
and Saturday. Many thanks from the
There’s just not quite room enough in
the second period Journalism class for
a certain two ladies.
Buddy Hussy really puts on a show
in band these days. He sure gets carried
away with those drum parts.
While glancing through some exchange
papers this choice bit of poetry was dis
A ROMAN NIGHTMARE
Amo, Amas, Amat; paro, paras, parat!
Am I going crazy? You just think I’m not.
Qui, quae, quod; cuis, cuis, cuis . . .
Hie, haec, hoc; huis, huis, Jiuis!
My mind whirls with declensions.
And conjugations by the score.
My brain is just so big, you know;
I simply can’t learn any more.
When Mother woke me up this morn,
I sat up with a start . . .
And began to compare adjectives
From the bottom of my heart.
I dream about the Forum, I’ve dreamt
it many times.
Last night I fought a gladiator and a
couple dozen lions.
I woke up with a shoe in hand, a pillow
at my feet,
And yelling to the trees outside, “Whom
shall I next defeat?
My book has fallen to the floor, my mind’s
a muddled heap—
I think I’ll turn the light out now, and
try to get some sleep;
Shucks, I’m tired of studying and cram-
ing from that text,
I couldn’t pass it anyway, but I might
pass the next!
Jane Moring, Nancy Birgel, and Cath
Found: One wad of bubble gum, one
inch in diameter. I am using it steadily.
By GREY EGERTON
By this time of the year, many stu
dents here at G. H. S. are returning from
trips and conventions held in cities other
than our own. At these meetings, they
get to meet students from other schools
and compare their schools with ours..
Here are some conclusions that were
arrived at by our visiting students.
FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
After meeting representatives from’
several schools from all over the coun
try, I have reached one important
conclusion. Greensboro Senior High
School is superior to other schools not
because of its lack of problems, but
because of the method by which those
difficulties are^ solved.
From my observations I discovered'
that our alma mater is fortunate in
having freedom of the press, although
it must carry many responsibilities and
some limitations. In one instance I heaid
a student report that the newspaper of
his school was censored by a faculty
committee with varied opinions of what
items should be published. GHS has
certainly avoided that mistake through
student-teacher cooperation. In contrast,,
another school has no faculty super
vision in the journalism field. Many
schools publish newspapers as strictly
extra-curricular activity because of the
omission of journalism classes.
I found GHS to be lacking on possibly
one score, school spirit. That spirit in
cluded a lively, supporting interest in
all school functions, sports, clubs, news
papers, yearbooks, and government.
Nevertheless, GHS’s students and
achievements' stack up in its favor and
make it an excellent example of a demo
G. H. S, “TOPS”
Going on different choir trips, I have
had the opportunity to come in contact
with people from various schools. I also
have had the chance to see the schools
from which they come. I have this to
say; “G. H. S., You’re tops!” Like the
humans we are, we always find cause
to complain about our teachers, cafe
teria, library and such. But Senior High
School is the best in the State of North
Carolina. Where do you find a school
that gives you permission to go off the
premises for lunch? If I were allowed,
I could mention one that does not allow
this in Charlotte. Senior High has the
GREATEST basketball team in the
State. Dig deep enough and you will
find this is all due to the finest coaches
and the best teachers.
Instead of of “feuding and fussing’’—
wake up you G. H. S.’ers and say
“thanks” for all the best of things that
the best of people have provided for us.
SCHOOL SPIRIT AT STATE
Before the last two games that the
Whirlies played in the high school state
tournament, the team had the opportuni
ty of watching the games played just
before them. In this small amount of
time I observed the wonderful school
spirit displayed by every high school.
Almost every school had cheerleaders,
and they certainly put on a fine exhibi
tion of yells which encouraged their
teams. The cheerleaders never gave up
confidence in their team which was
shown by their encouragement to their
team whether the players were ahead or
behind. The teachers were as excited
as the students were and showed it by
their reactions after each game. A trophy
was awarded to the^chool having the
best cheerleaders, and Greensboro tied
for second place.
Many telegrams were received by
players from students and teachers be
fore the game wishing them the best
of luck in the play-offs. This was definite
proof of the wonderful school spirit the
faculty and student body had for their
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