Traffic Jam Sessions
Crash! Bang! This noise could be your
car one morning in front of the school.
Many students of old G. H. S. come to
school via the front entrance.
So Well Remembered
Garden of Laurels
April has brought showers of laurels to
our state renowned and deserving music
organizations. For their long hours of
practice and anxiety before each contest,
we say, “Well done.” For the honors which
they have brought to Senior High School’s
portals, we say, “Thanks.”
These skilled and enthusiastic musicians
of the band, orchestra, choir, and glee clubs
represented their Alma Mater well, and
Published Semi-Monthly by the Students of
Greensboro Senior High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Pounded by the Class
Revived by the Spring
Entered as second-class matter March 30,
1940, at the post otiice at Greensboro, N. C.,
nnder 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' Wells
Business Manager Beverly Shoff
Circulation Manager 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
If any of you have noticed the heavy
traffic jam every morning, usually around
8;25 A.M., you will probably agree that
we need a stop light in front of the school.
It seems that quite a few cars double
park out front to unload students. This
causes confusion and delays other cars
from being on their way.
If a stop light were put into use there
would be less cause of complaint about
the traffic jam. What do you think?—C. M.
What will you remember about your
high school career when you have turned
your back on the big red school house?
Will you remember what those brick build
ings that housed you for three or more
years looked like? Or will you only recall
the number of window panes you broke?
Perhaps you’ll be able to draw a mental
picture of the office from experience. Or
maybe you’ll know by heart how many
ditches delayed your mad rush from the
parking lot at lunch.
That Big Moment of yours may come
when you see an A on that product of many
hours’ labor and worry, your term paper.
Maybe, that first dance where boys danced
with girls will stand out in your memory.
We hope you’ll add some of your high
school friends to the list of memories.
Maybe you won’t recognize that Big
Moment until it has passed, but you’ll be
able to relive it for years to come.
Yes, you’ll have a mountain of high
school moments. But, and it’s more im
portant, what will others remember about
you? Maybe some aspiring sportsman will
strive to break your football or basket
ball record. Have you set an outstanding
scholastic record that will challenge some
one who follows you? Or perhaps your
friendly smile will be fondly recalled by a
teacher or lowly sophomore. Naturally
some of us must be followers, but we
needn’t be lifeless puppets.
You seniors have only a few weeks to
make up for lost time. Juniors have only
one more glorious year for creating those
Big Moments. Sophomores face four se
mesters in which they will carry on the
name of GHS.
Will you be famous—or notorious? Will
you be remembered—or regretted?
have further proved that students
of Greensboro Senior High School
are outstanding in interscholastic
Person Animal or Bird
Carol Stroud Squirrel
Dick Routh Wolf
Anne Wrenn Snail
Charlie & Francis Love Birds
Larry Bateman Jerry Lewis
Norma Veney Poodle
FUNNY PAPER CHARACTERS
Mutt & Jeff, Mary Ellen and Bob; Lil’
Abner, Sammy Hudson; Blondie and
Dagwood, Betty Jane and Mose; Hot Rod
Happy, Doug Hall; Lone Ranger, Edwin
Pearce: Little Henry, “Pee Wee” Harris;
Penny, Joanne Gourley; Boots^ Pat
Chosen definitely as L. O. T. W. (Lover
of the week) is our one and only Kermit
Phillips. Tieing for second place are
Bill Michael and Tommy Fesperman.
Booby prize goes to Harvey Smith.
The Sobbing Singer
Monday morning we will see the
effects the Washington trip had on the
seniors. Let’s all hope Washington is
not more confused than ever.
These are some things around G.H.S.
we couldn’t do without. Here’s a list of
a few of these:
De Armon’s smile
Johnny Buchannon’s salute
Norman Canoy’s bald head
Cam Hunt’s spirit
S. J. Underwood’s arthritis
Branch Crawford’s golf
Deaine Turner’s friendliness
Kelly Manness’s guitar
Dottie Dillard’s alias Clemmon’s car,
the “Black Bat”
Easter holiday found Patty Vaughn,
John Comer, Emily Sowerby, and Law
rence Bealls smoking their pipes at the
The G. W. I.’s and the Les Souers had
two big week-ends—the G. W. 1. dance
being April 19th, and the Les Souers
dinner at the Plantation and their an
nual tea, April 25 and 26th respectively.
Recently these couples have been
seen together on dates, at parties, and
in the halls of G.H.S.
Edwin Pearce, Nancy Birgel; Bill
Whedbee, Mary Lee Wells; Jack Cole
man, Janet Davis; Eli Attayek, Betty
Carson; Franklin Davis, Pat Harrison;
John Hodgkin, Joyce Strother; Steve
Leonard, Beverly Shoaff; Jimmy Tunstill,
Lila Ann Tice; Ralph Rierson, ■ Ann
Thompson; Sam Melvin, Nancy Beeson.
Also there are a few girls whose hoys
are away at college. They are:
Bobby Kesier, Elaine Lanier; Don
Walden, Nancy Pugh; Jim Cox, Barbara
Showfety; Donnie Clemmons, Dottie
Dillard; Joe Freeman, Pat Coble; Don
Smith, Alice Mitchell.
Johnnie Ray, the 25-year-old Oregon
farm boy, has become the topic of con
versation in popular music. Ray has long
surpassed Frank Sinatra with his style
and ability to play upon the emotions of
his fans. Sinatra did have his followers
swooning, but they at least partially had
control over themselves. The Ray story
is a mite different for he carries his
listeners into tantrums of joy and woe,
therefore, he by no means restrains him
self. Ray evidently puts everything he
has into his singing, for he prostrates
himself by his emotions by panting,
writhing, shivering, and above all, cry
ing. He has recently been classified as
“America’s No. 1 public weeper.”
Ray suddenly became popular this past
winter when he waxed the record,
“Cry,” which swept the nation. He later
composed another “tear-jerker,” “The
Little White Cloud That Cried.” Three
million copies of each of the above
records have been sold during a period
of four months.
Although Ray is half-deaf, he does not
wear his hearing aid while singing for
fear that it would distract his listeners.
Ray has really hit the top by outwardly
jumped from $90 to $7,500 weekly. He
showing his emotions for his salary has
has stated, however, that this does not
impress him and that he thinks that his
singing voice is “Ridculous.”
Past High Life Editors
Hold Responsible Posts
Outstanding students of GHS who have
carried the responsibilities of High Life
as editors-in-chief in previous years
have since advanced to positions in the
business or collegiate worlds.
The dream of a school newspaper was
realized in 1921-22 when Marjorie Blair
headed the first staff as -editor-in-chief.
Miss Louise Smith, now a faculty mem
ber of GHS, served as editor in 1922-23.
More recently Miss Smith advised the
newspaper staff in 1945.
For the years of 1923 through 1931
Flax McAlister, Louis Dorsett, Glenn
Holder, Betty Brown, J. D. McNairy,
Clyde Norcum, Margaret Kernodle, and
Olivia Branch edited the school publica
For two successive years, 1931 through
1933, Carl Jeffries directed the policies
and contributions of High Life. Mr.
Jeffries has extended his journalistic in
terests to the realm of the Greensboro
Daily News of which he is managing,
During the period of 1933 through ’36
the newspaper was abolished. Elizabeth
Mitchell headed the 1936-37 staff; Miriam
Sewell edited issues of High Life in
1937-38, with Paul Pearson in 1938-39
and Aleene Darby doing the job in
Eleanor Dare Taylor, Paul Miller
Irvin Smallwood, Mary Reynolds, Bobby
Jean Shaw, and Ed Brown served as
editors from 1940 until 1947.
Dave Buckner, present business man
ager of the Daily Tar Heel, headed the
1947-48 staff. When Betty jkn Pope re®
signed as editor in 1948-49, Alice Hardin
and Julia Ann Doggett took over as
f>hi"f Neal, now editor-in-
chief of the Clarion of Brevard College,
As the seniors’ school days come t
a close, they look back on their olJ
high school way of life. This week
various students were asked this ques
tion: “If you were to go through schwi
again, what changes would you make**
When the last six weeks comes in a
Senior’s life, she looks backward to her
first day at Senior High. Naturally, i
remember the confusion that I had in
adjusting myself to a large congrega
tion of new people. Entering high school
for the first time is a real treat; but
I had it to do again, I would study much
more than I have. I would take the most
practical subjects that would enable me
to qualify for any college of my choice.
No one realizes how much studying and
passing means until the last few weeks
If I had a chance to live my high school
years over, I would not take the chance.
I’ve met so many wonderful people and
have experienced excellent activities. I
don’t think that reliving these experi
ences would alter too much.
If I were going through high school
here again, I wouldn’t change any of
the essential things. Oh, I guess I’d cut
up more and not take things so seriously,
and I think I might play hookey to see
what it would feel like. (Just once of
course.) The greatest change I’d make
would be to come to Senior in my
sophomore year. During this past two
years I’ve had more fun than I ever
dreamed I could. I wouldn’t take any
thing for my experience working on
the yearbook staff and for participating
in all the things I have. Maybe I should
have gone on with flute and tried for
the band, but sometimes, as it is, I wish
for more than twenty four hours a day
to cram in everything I’d like to do.
Definitely though, at the beginning of
my sophomore year I would adopt ray
present project of trying each day to
make at least one somebody happy be
fore noon. And all along the way, I
would try harder to show my apprecia
tion for all those I work with. I would
try even harder to understand the feel
ings of all I contact, and be more tolerant
of other’s short comings. My high school
years have been the most glorious of
my life so far. and if I had it to do
over, I would want to know the same
people and go to the same places, and
do again everything I’ve ever done, only
trying to add a few more.
If I were to begin my high school
career again, I think that I would make
many changes in my life; one of these
changes would be to live such a life
that I would be able to complete my high
school career in three years. First, I
would begin by studying as often and
as long as possible and by trying to be
come interested in the most uninterest
ing subjects. I would endeavor to im
prove my character and deportment to
such an extent that I would not only
be a better scholar but also a better
I would study a little bit more,
more considerate of others, and be more
respectful of my teachers. I would man
age my finances more wisely and partici
pate in more extra-curricular activities.
All of these things build a better
person and improve one’s self. I
that I have missed the point many times
in not doing a better job of the above
things. If the hands of time could roll
back three years, I would do more
these valuable things. Time passes bu
once, and with it life and experi®”*^^’
therefore all I can add is that I value
greatly the experience I have receive ■
High school has been wonderful to me
even though I haven’t given it my
Because of this fact I intend to do every
thing to the best of my ability throuS
college and life.
Kermit G. Phillips
headed the staff. Carolyn Lentz and
bara Hutton, co-editors of 1950-51.
staff members of The Carolinian.
Henry Ferrell heads the 1951-52 s a
of High Life.