January 18, 1965
TRAFFIC SQUAD AT WORK
Three In A Row Is The Goal
As the High School Beautification Competition of Operation You-All pro
gresses, Grimsley looks forward to winning the contest for the third time so
that it may become the permanent possesser of the trophy. Page, Smith ,and
every other high school are doing everything in their power to keep GHS
from becoming the permanent possesser of the trophy. Grimsley students
are anticipating the judging with a massed show of enthusiasm. For the
first workday a total of 15 whole students showed up with the required
rakes, shovels and other paraphanelia. The second workday fared even
better—it was rained out.
A new regulation introduced into the rules also elevates Grimsley’s
chances of capturing the cup for the third time. It seems that there will be
an “unofficial” visit of the judges each month to grade the schools on
“litterbugging, general school appearance, etc.” Looking forward to these
“unofficial” visits, the GHS Litterbug Squad is hard at work dumping tons
of cigarette butts and assorted trash into Grimsley’s student dump.
It seems a shame that after working so very hard, spent so much money,
and made so many improvements in the school’s appearance that one little
problem and a few little people completely destroy Grimsley’s chances of
winning the School Beautification Competition again this year. Remember—
every cigarette butt and gum wrapper you throw on the ground is a vote
for Page to win the School Beautification trophy this spring.
Sidelight on a Highlight
Page Piracy Strikes in New Form!
DisiUusioned with their loss on the basketball court, members of the
Page student body, determined to carry home SOME substitute for victory,
stole the plumber’s friend and pennant sported proudly at the January
eighth game by the President of the Grimsley student body. During inter
mission at the Open House, the plunger was spirited away by the Senior
Class President and Y.R.C. Chairman of Page. Prior to the theft, the stolen
article was parked unobtrustively amid a number of coats, resting after its
exertion in the game. With skill matched only by that employed in the
nefarious “Scarlet Letter” incident last year, the Page students somehow
removed the plumber’s friend from the floor without the resounding
“smack” which is usually concomitant.
When an unidentified Whirlie questioned the thieves about their despic
able deed, they reported that our school may see the stolen article again
at the next crosstown encounter. When a bystander informed Frank Spence,
Page President, he grinned sheepishly (a noteworthy accomplishment with
a band-aid over one’s mouth). Asked about possible motivations of the
thieves, David Rockwell, Page Student Council member, stated that the
plumbing at his school has a marked tendency to clog every two weeks or
so, and, subsequently, the plunger was probably stolen for utilitarian rather
than aesthetic reasons.
Queried about the robbery immediately after its detection, the elated
President of Grimsley replied solemnly, “It was the best ‘friend’ I ever
had. I take solace in the fact that I may have saved our fine school system
a phenomenally large plumbing bUl,” he commented philosophically. Grimes
also said, “I don’t hold the culprits entirely respossible for their actions.
Buddy Powell told me that they had glassy eyes, fluslied faces, and other
symptoms of ‘4-A Trauma’,” added Dave as he continued peeling off the
band-aid adhesive remaining on his forehead.
Grimes said that he had been confident of the Whirlies’ ability, when
questioned further about the game, “I’m tremendously proud of both the
J,V. and the varsity teams—and of the student body, too,” he stated. “I
think we conducted ourselves well in a tense situation ,and I hope we can
count on continued improvements in our sportsmanship.” Asked about his
plans for retrieving the plumber’s friend. Grimes grinned and said, “I have
none. A victory for a plunger ... I’d say we got the better end of that deal.”
BY MARTIN HESTER
On can certainly get ideas by reading a book of poetry. I’ve been doing
that recently (101 Famous Poems) and I noticed that several of the works
have drifted out of style. Of course, one can read pastoral poetry by Mar
lowe or the self-analysis style of Whitman and say that these works are
timeless. They are, but some other writings might well be modernized.
Take “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” for instance. Nobody rides horses
into battle anymore, and the last charge of any notoriety was up to San
But maybe we can alter this epic
to a twentieth-century environment,
perhaps even uptown Greensboro.
Half a league, half a league.
Half a league onward.
All in the valley of Elm and Market
FIjITIiD Walked the six pedestrians
LVIlvn “Forward, the Fright Brigade!
Charge for the drug store!” said
Into the vaUey of Gaston
Ran the six pedestians.
We jiist want to compliment a few
members of our student body on their
fine school spirit. At 7:30, early Friday
morning, January 8, the Jaycettes came
to school to blow up 400 baloons. These
girls had no school spirit at all to come
so early to put balloons on the flag pole
and other parts of the school for the
Page game. Then some very,, very,
school-spirited Whirlies came and cut
the balloons off the flag pole. We want
to thank them for doing this—^for doing
it so Page wouldn’t have to do it. We
thought we would have to wait till that
night for some Page boys to cut them
Candy Sauer, Charleen Pyron, and
the rest of the Jaycettes.
The Student Body of GHS.
Friends of the Court has now been
discontinued, due to noise originating
from the construction of the Wachovia
Perhaps to some ,this fact makes no
difference. However, to all who have
and to all who are waiting to serve, it
Friends of the Court offers to all
who participate many benefits ,some
which will not be realized until later
years. First FOTC brings an awareness
of the function of the US judicial sys
tem. Secondly, it shows the teen-age
jurors that the breaking of laws is not
necessary and to be trite, that “it doesn’t
pay”. Thirdly, in a time when many
adults shirk jury duty ,it teaches young
people the responsibility that they owe
to America. Finally and perhaps most
important, to some of us. FOTC not
only shows the community of Greens
boro that its youth can do something
constructive, but also that its future
governing population will be responsible,
experienced, and willing.
The removal of this youth function
win take all these advantages and op
portunities from us. Furthermore, sen
iors throughout the city waiting to
serve will not get their chance, unless
FOTC is renewed immediately. More
over if the Court is not started soon,
it will die, making it impossible to
Jo Ann Taylor, youth coordinator, is
working very hard to begin Friends
of the Court once again, by asking for
a new location for it. An appeal has
been put on the news at night. The
pitiful thing is that it seems that only
adults, with the exception of the YCCA
and the TEEN-AGE RECORD, are work
ing to renew FOTC.
Since Friends of the Court is ours,
shouldn’t WE be helping also? Smith,
Page, Notre Dame ,and Curry are or
ganizing plans to write letters to “Public
Pulse” in the GREENSBORO DAILY
NEWS and to Judge Enochs himself,
asking for a new location for FOTC.
Will Grimsley be idle and watch other
schools effrot to achieve the anticipated
Ever>' Whirlie who has served or
wants to serve on Friends of the Court
should be heard.
S—How about a shelter for the kids
who have to wait for the buses down
A—This cannot be done because it
would detract from the appearance
of the front of the school.
S—Will they ever drain the sidewalks?
A—No, this has been looked into and
it would be too expensive.
“Forward, the Fright Brigade
Was there a one dismayed?
Not through the shoppers knew
That the light was red:
Theirs not to make reply
Theirs not to reason why
Theirs but to run or die
Into the jaws of car loads
Into the mouths of manholes
Ran the six pedestrians
Pontiacs to right of them
Cadillacs to left of them
Chevrolets in front of them
blown at and catcalled;
Storm’d at with horn and yell
Boldly they ran and well
Into the mouths of manholes
Ran the six pedestrians.
Into the store they broke
Salesman and worker
Reeled from the stroke
Trampled and stamped on
Then they ran back, but not—
Not the six shoppers
When can their glory fade?
Oh, the wild charge they made!
AU the town wondered.
Honor the charge they made.
Honor the Fright Brigade,
Noble six pedestrians
Tennyson would have been poud.
What about “Trees,” though, the
famous poem by Joyce Kilmer?
Here goes .A builder might say:
I think that I shall never see
A sight as putrid as a tree
A tree that lays its leafy head
Where streets and sidewalks might
A tree that looks at God aU day
And of tall buildings stand in the
A tree that’s waving in summer air
A housing development could be
I’ve but a saw and axe with me
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