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HIGH LIFE
From the Gate City of the South and. the Hirthplace of O. Henry
It’s later than you
think
■vnl.UME XXVIII
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, GREENSBORO, N, C., MAY 2, 1952
NUMBER 14
Annual Class Day Plans Are Announced
Annual May Day Festival
To Be Observed May 7
For the first time, the program
for May Day has been revealed.
Hiffh Life has been given a pre
view of all the pomp and pagean
try, all the music and colors to
be expected on this gay annual
occasion.
At 5:00 on May 7, the music
by the Sophomore band will be
gin. Tumbling across the green
will come Ben Nita Black and
Delane Turner, the court jesters.
To the strains of “Pomp and
Circumstance,” the Senior High
May Court will cross the lawn
with their escorts, carrying bou
quets of fresh spring flowers.
They will appear in this order:
Dressed in blue—Marion Cor
nelius with Bob Beil, Elaine
Lanier with Billy Michael
In pink—Carol Stroud escorted
by Edwin Pearce, Betty Bell es
corted by Jimmy Betts
In green—Betty Jane Davis
with Mose Kiser, Beverly Hall
with Tommy Steele
In aqua—Pat Gregg escorted by
Fred Ayers, Shirley Barbee es
corted by Sonny Brannon
In lavender—Norma Veney and
Clint LeGette, Gloria Gilmore and
Paul Stanton
In blue—JacKie Scott with Rod
ney Edwards, Nancy Birgel with
Dickie Routh
In American beauty—Sopho
more maid of honor, Beckie
Schwiestris escorted by Bobby
Jackson: Junior maid of honor,
Dottie Crews escorted by Buster
Jenkins
In white—Senior maid of honor.
Lane McGregor who will be es
corted by DeArmon Hunter
Proceeding the queen will come
the little pages, Donna Jean New
man, Jane Taylor, Doug and
Molly McGregor and the crown
bearer, Queen Anne’s little bro
ther. Alec Wrenn.
Before the court, Bobby Clark,
president of the student body, will
crown Anne Wrenn May Queen
for 1952.
Then will begin a parade of the
months sponsored in part by the
social clubs.
Experimental Staff
Publishes High Life
Members of the second period
journalism class are responsible
for this May 1st issue of High
Life. Martha Moore served as the
editor-in-chief and Edwin Pearce
as the associate editor.
This experimental issue affords
these young journalists an oppor
tunity to practice the basic funda
mentals of newspaper editing that
they have been learning this year.
Class periods have been devoted
to instruction in the various types
of news stories, headline writing,
and page make-up. In these
classes the students learn to ex
press and develop their own
opinions and apply these opinions
in their work. The class made a
careful analysis of several past
issues of High Life and pointed
out previous mistakes that en
abled them to be prepared to
publish this issue. By working on
this issue of the paper, the junior
staff members have been con
fronted with many of the pro
blems that will be facing them
next year.
After school hours, members of
this class solicit advertisements
from local merchants. This is an
important phase of newspaper
'vork because the young reporters
gain experience in dealing with
the business end of a newspaper.
The advanced journalism class
took over this duty for this issue
and for many of them, the adver
tising was a new and valuable
experience.
The programs have been divided
into twelve major acts. First, the
G. W. I. Club will carry out the
theme “June Is Busting Out All
Over.” July and the “Spirit of
’76” follow, ending with an In
dependence Frollic sponsored by
the D. D. T. Club. Tumblers from
the physical education classes will
portray August. “September Song”
will come next, done by the girl’s
trio, Tess Russell, Nancy Pugh,
and Doris Irving. Barbara Kelly
will render an impressionistic
dance. October brings' a Witches’
Review, an array of varied selec
tions directed by Shirley Taylor.
Sam Pierce will lead the Order
of the Arrow in an Indian dance
for November. December holds a
special treat. Santa Claus is com
ing to town with the Senior High
Nursery School. Mothers are now
making costumes for the little
Christmas Packages.
In all its statliness, the May
Court will attend a New Years
Eve Ball. In February the L. S. P.
Club will show us some of Cupid’s
Capers. March roars in with kites,
lions, lambs and a maid. Special
properites are being done by
Veroujg. The Les Seours will
dance as in April Showers, then
the year will have rolled around
again to the merry month of May.
As is traditional, the lawn pageant
will end with the colorful dance
around the May pole to “Country
Gardens.”
At 6:30 the queen and her
court will go to dinner at Bliss’
to top off that very special day
in May.
To Serve
As President G.T.E.
Miss Nicholson, teacher of the
English department at Senior High
School, has recently been named
president of the Greensboro Coun
cil of Teachers of English for the
1952-53 school term.
In recent years three faculty
members have represented GHS as
presidents of the Greensboro Coun
cil of English Teachers. Sam J.
Underwood, advisor of High Life,
served as president in 1949-50. Pre
siding officer of 1944-45 was Miss
Mozelle’ Causey; Mrs. Mary Madlin
preceded her in 1943-44.
For the immediate school term
Miss Mozelle Causey filled the
position of program chairman and
vice-president. Varied entertaining
and instructive programs were pre
sented for the members of the
council. David Arner, assistant band
director, and David Heiberg, princi
pal of Sternberger School, present
ed information concerning music
and literature of the Jewish peo
ple. Phillip Weaver, assistant su
perintendent of Greensboro city
schools; Dr. Nueller of Woman’s
College; and foreign students of
Guilford College addressed the
group throughout the year. Five
meetings of city English teachers
are scheduled for each year.
Coming Events
Friday, May 2, Washington
Trip; Wednesday, May 7, May
Day Exercises; Friday, May 9,
Installation of Student Coun
cil; Tuesday, May ,13, Choir in
Assembly; Friday, May 16,
French Contest;
Tuesday, May 30, Awards in
Assembly; Friday, May 33,
Class Day and Luncheon and
Dance; Monday, May 36,
Iffenior Tea at Woman’s Col
lege; Tuesday, May 37, Senior
Exams begin; Wednesday,
May 38, Sophomore and Jun
ior Exams begin; Sunday,
June 1, Bacculaurate Sermon;
Monday, June 3, Graduation.
The above picture shows from left to right: DeArmon Hunter, escort
for Lane McGregor, who is Maid of Honor, Anne Wrenn, May Queen
who will be crowned by Bobby Clark, President of the Student Body.
Delegates To JCL
Confer April 16
Mrs. Madlin and nineteen
G. H. S. students attended the
first state-wide convention of the
Junior Classical League. The con
vention was held at the Senior
High School in High Point on
Saturday, April 26.
The purpose of the convention
was to celebrate the conclusion of
Latin Week, and to encourage the
advisors and representatives to
form a J. C. L. in their respective
schools.
The days activities began with
registration at 10:00 A.M. Follow
ing registration was the first
general business session. Mrs.
Vera Walden, state chairman of
the J. C. L., welcomed everyone
to the convention. Chapter re
ports were given by one of the
two delegates from each school.
Barbara Jamieson was the speak
ing delegate representing G. H. S.
Joyce Steele was the other dele-'
gate.
At the close of this business
session the advisors selected rep
resentatives for the various com
mittees. Francis Stafford was on
the nominating committee, and
Henrietta Reed the working com
mittee.
The meeting was adjourned for
lunch in the cafeteria. Following
lunch there was a song session.
Each representatives was previous
ly given a song sheet with the
words of several well know songs
translated into Latin.
During the second business
session the report of the working
committee decided that the J. C. L.
should publish a newspaper. The
paper will be edited in High
Point.
Next on the agenda was the
election of officers. The results
were: Pres., Gail Chandler of
Asheville, Vice-Pres., Barbara
Cook of High Point, Se., Rose
Cude of Bessemer, and Treas.,
Ellen Powell of Lenoir.
Concluding the program was
entertainment in the form of a
ballet dance and a quiz program.
Richard Smith, a G. H. S. repre
sentative participated on the
panel in the quiz. The business
sessions of the convention official
ly ended at the end of the enter
tainment, and the convention was
concluded with a tea dance in the
cafeteria.
G. H. S. students attending the
convention were Barbara Sharpe,
Joyce Steele, Francis Stafford,
Ann Vaden, Mary Ellen Kaelin,
Bill Herford, Ed Fisher, Joyce
Owen, Stewart Colson, Kitten
Barringer, Nancy Jo Smith, Mary
Ann Hill, Barbara Wyrick, Hen
rietta Reed, Jean Robbins, Rich
ard Smith, Barbara Jamieson, and
Marilyn Neerman.
There were approximately 150
advisors and representatives at
tending the convention.
Mrs. Madlin hopes that the
Latin students of G. H. S. will
form a Junior Classical League.
Band and Orchestra
Merit High Honors
The 33rd annual high school
music contest and festival came
to a close Friday, April 25, with
top results.
Orchestras and bands took over
the first two days of the four-day
session to devote to the blending
of instruments and voices. The
choral work and piano soloists
took place Thursday and Friday.
Three well known leaders of
school band work served as in
strumental judges. They were
Fred McCall of University of
Miami, Manley R. Whitcomb of
Ohio State University, and Mark
H. Hindsley of University of
Illinois.
Bands performed in groups ac
cording to the difficulty of music.
Group III high school units and
junior high school bands played
the festival’s simplest composi
tions. Group "VI was the toughest
category and the one in which
Senior’s band and orchestra par
ticipated.
Wednesday was devoted entire
ly to performances by 15 bands.
The choral work began Thursday
under Kenneth Jewell of Detroit,
Michigan and Lara Hoggard, glee
club director of Fred Waring’s
Pennsylvanians. Two 500-voice
groups were trained for the
festival concert which was at Ay-
cock Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Fri
day, April 25. The singers have
been separately rehearsing their
parts for months in their schools,
but did not begin rehearsals to
gether until Thursday.
(Continued on Page Three)
Examination Schedule
Posted for Students
Ail students, except Gold
and Silver Star wearers, must
take an examination on each
subject. Gold Star wearers,
carrying five major subjects,
may exempt two examina
tions. Silver Star wearers may
exempt one examination.
SENIORS
6th Period, Tuesday, May
37-1:45-3:15; 1st Period,
Wednesday, May 38th—8:45-
10:15; 2nd Period, Wednesday,
May 28th—10:30-12:00; 3rd
Period, Thursday, May 29th—
8:45-10:15; 4th or 5th Period,
Thursday, May 29th—10:30-
12:00; 7th Period, Friday, May
30th—8:45-10:45.
Re-examinations for Seniors
not later than Friday, 1:00.
SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS
2nd Period, Wednesday,
May 28th—10:30 12:00; 3rd
Period, Thursday, May 29th—
8:45-10:15; 4th or 5th Period,
Thursday, May 29th—10:30-
12:00; 7th Period, Friday, May
30th—8:45-10:15; 1st Period,
Friday, May 30th—10:30-12:00;
6th Period, Monday, June
2nd—8:45-10:15
May 23 Set As Date
For Annual Affair
Plans for the annual Senior
Class Day have been under way
since the appointment of commit
tee members for the script writ
ing, Prophecy, and Last Will and
Testament committees.
Committees Meet
Norma Veney, writing commit
tee chairman, Dave Wright, Henry
Ferrell, and Joanne Kreiger have
met for the past month to write
the script which will be similar
to those in the past. The Prophecy
committee, headed by Carol
Stroud, with assistants Lane Mc
Gregor, Fred Ayers, Joyce Stroth
er, Tess Russell, and Jimmy
Betts have met in groups to de
cide the fate of all graduating
seniors. The Prophecy is usually
a take off on the oddities and par
ticular talents of the class mem
bers. The committee for writing
the Last Will and Testament is
made up of Dick Ledbetter, chair
man, Anne Wrenn, Gay William
son, DeArmon Hunter, and Bob
Clark. The Will leaves all school
possession,s talents, manners, hair,
lost books, etc., to unsuspecting
lower classmen. Teacher advisors
are Mr. Sam Underwood, Miss
Eula Tuttle, and Miss Dorothy Mc-
Nairy. Students in charge of stage
arrangements are Jimmy Spears
and Frank York.
The entire Class Day commit
tee holds one or two meetings
together to exchange and discuss
ideas and make general prepara
tions for the composition of the
main part of -the program; the
individual committees hold meet
ings to work on their particular
aspects.
The actual material has not
been made public for obvious
reasons but it is generally known
that Henry Ferrell provided the
basic idea around which all parts
are built.
Superlatives Presented
Another part of the Class Day
ceremonies will be the presenta
tion of superlatives. Although their
names were released earlier in
the year, they will be honored
at the ceremony. The manner of
presentation has not yet been de
cided upon. The 1951-1952 super
latives are: Most athletic: Bill
Whedbee, Shay Harris: Best
dressed: Edwin Pearce, Patsy
Eanes: Most Handsome: Dick
Routh; Most beautiful: Nancy
Birgel; Most courteous: Jim Mel
vin, Beverly Hall; Cutest: Tommy
Fesperman, Carol Stroud; Most
dependable: Mose Kiser, Betty
Jane Davis; Most dignified: Jim
Betts, Emily Sowerby; Friendliest:
DeArmon Hunter, Lane McGregor;
Most intellectual: Steve Leonard,
Valerie Yow; Most original: Dave
Wright, Cynthia Baker; Most popu
lar: Bob Clark, Anne Wrenn;
Sweetest: Bill Michael, Nancy
Beeson; Most talented: Bob Sti-
gall, Norma Veney; Wittiest: Fred
Ayers, Dottie Dillard.
Trophies Awarded
Some of the annual trophies
will be awarded at the Class Day
program and the senior awards
will be given at graduation. In
girl’s spprts especially, shields,
stars, and letters earned annually
by members of the junior and
sophomore classes are presented
at Class Day. There are similar
circumstances in other activities.
Miss McNairy has announced
tentative plans for an award day
at which all recognition for out
standing- work would be made.
Sponsored by Senior Class
This annual affair is sponsored
exclusively by the senior class
and faculty advisors. In recent
years the event has featured the
presentations of awards as well
as the unveiling of the Prophecy
and the Last Will and Testament.
This traditional affair will take
place on May 23, prior to the be
ginning of final examinations.
    

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