IJQ VOLUME XLI GRIMSLEY SENIOR HIGH, GREENSBORO, N. C., MAR. 1, 1965 NUMBER 9 Cong ress 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 Youth Jury. 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 ial social. 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 talent act. 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 Criteria. 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 games. 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 charity.) 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 bicycles. 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 ads. 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 New Magazine Seeks Stories 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 school students. 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, Continued on Page Four 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 pen 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. Greensboro. 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 New York. 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 Association. On March 23, one student from each high school in Greensboro Continued on Page Six 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 rally. 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 award. 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 educators. 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.