■ Enjoy your school 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.