VOLUME XLI GRIMSLEY SENIOR HIGH, GREENSBORO, N. C., MAR. 1, 1965 NUMBER 9
First National YCCA
Begins Thursday In Jacksonville
Convening on March 4 in Jacksonville, Florida, the first National Convention of Youth
Councils will be attended by a 25 member delegation from the Greensboro Youth Council Af
fairs, the nation’s second largest.
Headquarters for the First National Congress have been set in the Hotel Roosevelt, in
which the attending members will stay until their departure Sunday morning. Councils from
Gastonia, Raleigh and Greensboro will leave from Greensboro by chartered bus on Wednesday,
March 3, and will arrive in Jacksonville very early, Thursday morning.
The delegation will be able to cast one vote on the issues of joining the National Congress
and electing the National Executive Board.
Greensboro has nominated Vick
Phillips of Page High School to
run for the National Executive
Board, with its delegation retain
ing the responsibility of promot
ing the candidate. Fulfilling its
other obligations to the Congress,
the Greensboro Council has select
ed sessions leaders for programs
on Apathy, Employment, and the
A three part program on varied
topics has been arranged for the
convention. Designated as National
Day, Thursday opens with the
registration period of all dele
gates. Following the registration
period are several general sessions
and a Congress luncheon.
In the afternoon meetings of
the Executive Directors, Chair
men, Presidents, and Directors,
and of the National Board of Di
rectors Nominees will be held.
The evening is devoted to a spec
Friday has been named Pro
gramming Day and is devoted to
Council Programs. An actual jury
trial has been scheduled for the
the special sessions on Youth
delegates followed by programs
on Youth Jury, Youth Employ
ment, Beautification, Youth Reha
bilitation, Yoth Volunteers, Spec
ial Events, and Recreation.
Following a free lunch period,
a special discussion will explore
Youth Problems, taking into ac
count drinking, morals, juvenile
delinquency, school drop-outs,
apathy, and other related subjects.
Later in the afternoon Communi
cation will be discussed in rela
tion to the Youth Council.
Although the afternoon sessions
are for delegates, they may choose
between the two scheduled morn
ing sessions. A Stunt Night is
planned for Friday in which each
attending Council must enter a
Saturday, March 6, has been
set aside as the Congress Elec
tion Day. During the National
Membership Meeting in the morn
ing, the Congress will adopt a
National Constitutio-n and National
After a general session on elec
tions and a free lunch hour, the
Regional meeting and elections
have been scheduled. Immediately
afterward, there will be a meeting
of elected members of the Na
tional Board of Directors.
Saturday night plans include a
banquet for all Congress dele
gates and a meeting of the Na
tional Board of Directors.
StudentsTo Oppose Faculty
In Twirp Day Activities
Grimsley’s Youth Recreation
Council has planned for this year’s
Twirp Day, March 12, to be cli
maxed in the evening by a new
look in basketball.
Since there will be no regular
Whirlie basketball game that night,
the girls of the Y.R.C. have chal
lenged the women of the GHS
faculty to a game at the regular
junior varsity time spot.
After that some of the Grimsley
coaches and other male faculty
members will stand representa
tives of the GHS Traffic Squad.
Those belonging to the Whirlie
varsity team will not be eligible
to play that night.
This will be the schools’ “sec
ond Homecoming game” of the
season, as girl members of the
Youth Recreation Council and the
Student Council will select school
spirited boys for the Twirp court.
Pictures of the boys will be posted
in the gymnasium prior to the
Students will vote for Grim
ley’s boy with the most school
spirit by depositing a penny in
the box labeled with the name of
the boy of their choice. (The pen
nies will be later donated to a
At half time the court will ap
pear. each member escorted by
the girl of his own choice. As ex
citement mounts in the gym, the
Twirp King will be crowned. /
la Homecoming the King and his
court will be driven around the
gym in parade by girls on tandem
An open house in the girls’ gym
will follow the basketball games.
Combination tickets of seventy-
five cents a piece will admit stu
dents to both the basketball games
and the Open House.
Connie Donnell, Betsy Rains, and Susie Kenney discuss
the presentations ceremony in which they were awarded Gold
Keys for their respective entries in the Scholastic Art Award
Competition. Mary Lawson Pickney, not shown in the pic
ture, added a fourth medal to the Whirlie collection.
Twelve Receive Honors
In Scholastic Art Contest
Grimsley High School came away from the judging of the
1965 Scholastic Art Awards on Sunday, February 7, with a
grand total of foud Gold Key winners and eight Merit Award
winners. This number of Gold Keys compares to three from
Page and one for Smith.
GHS Gold Key recipients were Mary Lawson Pinckney,
Connie Donnel, Betsy Pains, and Susie Kenney. These girls
are all seniors.
GHS Merit Award possessors
included Mary Lawson Pinckney,
Connie Donnel, Ketty Keesee, Bob
Pam Frazier Models
In March Seventeen
Pam Frazier, a GHS sophomore,
will appear in the March issue of
SEVENTEEN magazine as a model
in a furniture advertisement.
Although Pam has no ambition
to be a career model, she enrolled
in a two-week charm course spon
sored by Meyers Department store.
Through this course, she was
chosen from the other girls taking
the course to represent the furni
ture company in a new series of
May Day Marks Coming of Spring
By Charleen Pyron
Even during February in past seasons a student could wander about our campus and stum
ble upon a few blades of green grass, take in a lungful of balmy air or find that the petunia
seeds he planted for biology class two years before were actually coming up.
There are other activities that have heralded the coming of spring and the best of these
has been our traditional May Day.
Preparations for May Day have
Free Two Weeks Trip Awaits
Winners oflSpeech Contest
Two weeks spent touring the New England states, all ex
penses paid, is the prize awaiting the winners of a speech con
test being sponsored by the Odd Fellows Organization of
Telling of Odd Jobs
Now YOU can earn some easy
cash! Do you have an unusual
job or profitable business?
A new magazine, “Money Mak
ing Ideas—^Novel Jobs for High
School Students”, will pay up to
ten cents a word for stories of
approximately 200 words that de
scribe successful but unusual
money making activities of high
To sell a story to this publica
tion, tell how long you or your
friend have been involved in this
work, annual profits and annual
expenses. Also tell how you got
involved in the business and what
ever else you think others would
like to know about it.
How the idea works is impor
tant, and if you can describe prob
lems you have overcome, that, too.
would be helpful in selling the
story. Payment is on publication,
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always been a jealously guarded
secret. If one came upon a friend
who was strewing flowers about
the Main Building or practicing
Shubert’s “Spring Song” one just
assumed that the friend was re
hearsing for May Day. Any ques
tioning was met with stony silence.
Mrs. Nancy Teachey, who is on
the Grimsley English faculty, and
co-chairmen Ellen Taylor and
Philip Weaver are not going to
give away any big secrets about
the program. They did, however,
give a small amount of informa
tion about the May Day celebra
tion that only serves to make one
more curious as to what will hap
F(^ instance, if Kathy Pearce,
costumes chairman, finds there is
a shortage of one particular kind
of outfit there may be an ad in
“High Life” for all worn-out, too-
small, unwanted bloomers
Miriam Early is in charge of
scenery for the program. One can
only guess at how and where she
will use such props as violins,
drums, trombones, magnolia blos
soms and a Volkswagon bus.
There are going to be some in
teresting dances for the May Day
celebration this year. Jan Simmons
is chairman of the committee for
dancing. In addition to the tra
ditional Maypole dance, there will
be several other dances including
one where petticoats will be used.
Sarah Sain is in charge of pub
licity. The committee has been
working on a huge invitation that
appears to be engraved with a
rose in the corner.
Topics for the contest include:
“What the U. N. Mean: to Me”
or “Why I Should Like to Take
Part in U. N. Pilgrimage.”
Two boys and two girls, who
must be from the junior or sopho
more class, will represent Grims
ley in the final competition on
March 16, at the meeting of the
Odd Fellows Organization.
Finally, one boy and girl will be
chosen as winners for the city of
Greensboro. They will then join
other winners from numerous
cities for the tour of the New
England states, including a visit
to the United Nations building in
GHS has sported winners in the
past in this annual speech con
test; Mike Andrews went down in
GHS history as a national winner.
Four days spent touring New
York and the U.N. from April
25-28, all expenses paid, is the
prize for a second speech contest
being sponsored by the World
Peace Speaking Groups in Chapel
Hill and the American Freedom
On March 23, one student from
each high school in Greensboro
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Ballou, Kinda Weston, David
Tucker, and David Parks.
Mary Lawson Pinckney and
Connie Donnel, who won both
Gold Keys and Merit Awards, did
so on separate entries.
Mary’s Gold Key is due to a
“wild” modern art entry and her
Merit Awards to a crayon etching.
She has won four consecutive
years, alternating between Gold
Keys and Merit Awards, until this
year when the won both.
Connie won her Gold Key with
a pen-ink still life and her Merit
with a pen-and-ink of a freedom
Susie Kenney said she was
“ . . . surprised . . ” when her
seriograph was tagged with a Gold
Key. Although she does not plan
to major in art as does Mary Law-
son. Susan will continue with art
as does Mary Lawson. Susan will
continue with art courses through
college. Susan’s prize winning en
try was also submitted in a wom
an’s scholarship contest.
Betsy Rain’s opaque presented
her with a Gold Key.
The Gold Keys were presented
at a reception, Sunday, February
21, in Elliott Hall. The entries
that won the Keys are on exhibit
at Weatherspoon and the Merits
at Elliott. Gold Keys will go to
New York City for national com
petition. Last year, Grimsley’s
John Brennan won a national
The Scholastic Art Awards Con
test is sponsored annually by
WFMY-TV in Greensboro. Com
petitors enter from all areas of
North Carolina and various parts
of Virginia. The contest was held
in the television stations studies.
Judges were six artists and art
St. Patricks Eve, March 11,
marks the joint Symphony and
Concert band performance for
this spring. Numbers which
have already been chosen for
the program honor the Irish
and their celebration.