March 29, 1965
Have YOU ever been in an auto
mobile accident? Day in and day
out, many of YOU are in the driv
er’s seat, particularly going to and
from school. Most of YOU are safe
and thoughtful drivers.
Read on driver. The following
statements may be of “some inter
est.” In 1960 in the state of North
Carolina, there were 1,193 traffic
fatalities. Moreover, 24,802 persons
were injured. During that same
year, one person was killed every
7 hours and one person was in
jured every 21 minutes. One acci
dent was reported every 9 minutes
and there were 57,000 accidents re
ported in that year alone.
Yes, those facts are unbelievable.
But they are recorded statistics
which, when added to those of the
other 49 states’, leave an ugly scar
on American history.
As we jump into the seat behind
the engine everyday, the one
thought which is furthest from out
minds is that WE might be involved
in an accident. Bah, it’s always the
OTHER fellow, not us, for we are
And we live with that feeling,
the feeling of complete confidence
that the accident wiU always hap
pen to the OTHER fellow. But one
bleak day, we may find ourselves
laying in a hospital bed . . may
be we’re lucky for we’ve only a
broken arm. And maybe the OTH
ER fellow is dead . . . maybe he’s
crippled . . . maybe he’ll never walk
again, much less feel the joy of
jumping into the driver’s seat.
That time it was the OTHER fel
low. But what about the next time?
While we point one finger at the
OTHER fellow, the other three are
pointing back at us.
More people have been killed on
U. S. highways alone, than all the
people killed in every war the U. S.
has ever fought—starting with the
Let’s keep our enrollment at GHS
right where it is today . . . long
live EVERY Whirlie and the OTH
ER fellow. Do drive carefully.
E>ublished Semi-Monthly by the Students
of Grimsiey Senior High School
Greensboro, N. C.
Founded by the
C1C.3S of 1921
Revived by the
Class of 1937
Second Class Postage Paid
Greensboro, N. C.
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. Ann McSwain
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. Judy Lavlne
I would like to express my dis
like for certain parts of the assem-
bUes which have been presented
this year. Although usuaUy I have
enjoyed them, I resent sermons on
religion. Frankly I consider it rath
er tiring to have Christianity
pushed down our throats everytime
we go into the auditorium.
I am totally aware that every
speaker’s intentions have been most
admirable; however, attempting to
convert or reprimand students for
not actively practicing a religion,
specifically, a Protestant one, is in
excusable. Matters of church should
be left to the individual, his family,
and his faith.
I am certain that more programs
in varied fields, comparable to the
Bell Telephone assembly could be
found and would prove more suit
Annihilation In The Grove ‘
A new sport has apparently arrived on the GHS scene.
This game, which is perhaps our most popular endeavor since bear-
baiting is known as fighting-in-the-grove-at-break-and-lunch. A good num
ber of students are aspiring to make the team. Grove fighting is limited,
however, only to a few, mostly members of the school’s renowned “match
ing team.” Grove fighting usually requires some childish issue to fight over,
a strong heart, agUe bodies, and weak minds. Like track, it is divided into
specialities. First, there is the all out, no holds barred, dirty fist fight and
wrestling match. Only the strongest and biggest go out for this for it in
volves much exercise and trainllng. Students who because of weakness and
for cowardice cannot participate in the first category, often go in for phony
war. Two would-be combatants stand opposite one another, move around,
frown, curse, and run. Pseudo-combat required a strong feeling of fear,
of nerve and mouth. One must be able to resist the taunts of the mob, or,
spectators at these events. One who is neither totally Neanderthal or stricken
may throw pebbles This requires a good aim and strong hand. Generally
it is safer to throw stones from a distance, although some students have
become particularly adept at in-fighting. Rock-throwing also requires or
total disregard for the safety and rights of others, but most groveTight-
ers have no trouble concerning their behavior and conscience.
Many ex-grove fighters have found positions with the Black Muslims
or the Alabama State Patrol. Some have continued their high school ca
reers for another year or two. Employers also know that a student who
won show such unyielding disregard for their feUow-men have great fu
tures in such things as rioting, robbery, and strike breaking. Even as stu
dents grove-fighters receive benefits. Several have been extra holidays and
pleasant lectures from school authorities.
Someday, no doubt, grove-fighting will be a varsity sport, with cheer
leaders and letters. A grandstand will have to be built over the new gar
dens, and new gravel brought in. Then grove-fjghters will receive their
long overdue rewards, that is, the right to annihilate each other in public
combat. Maybe gladitorial contests and chariot races can also be arranged.
On this great day, when the grove is reduced to anarchy and blood
shed, students wiU surely look back to that courageous and callous breed,
the Viet Cong of GHS, the grove-fighters. Never will so many owe so
little to so few.
Reprinted from 1931 High Life
“Can’t something be done about
the over-abundance of flies in the
classrooms? There are green flies,
black flies and little flies, and they
keep up such a buzzing it is almost
impossible not to go to sleep, amid
all that constant droning. It does
look as though the school had either
get some screens or furnish the
student body With fly swatters. My
hands are getting calloused from
From one who has heeded
the buzzy signal
P. S. I might suggest the use of
fly paper for each desk.
I don’t think GHS students need
ever fear getting spinal meningitis
from too much sitting! I take my
sitting-up exerci^s at home, so I
really would appreciate having a
desk to sit in when I get to school.
The rooms are suppose to be
equipped with the necessary num
ber of desks—where are they?
Get Busy... But Be A
'Stay At Home'
Ten Major Educational Events of 1964
By Ben Brodinsky, President
Educational Press Association of America
1. CONGRESS expanded the National Defense Education Act to improve
instruction in English, reading, history, geography and civics.
2. THE U. S. Supreme Court ruled that state legislatures must apportion
their seats on the basis of population.
3. THE FIRST TIME in history. Federal appropriations to the U. S. Office
of Education passed the one billion dollar mark.
4. PRESIDENT Johnson created a Federal Interagency Committee on
5. NATIONAL Education Association directed its affiliated associations to
plan for the desegregation of membership.
6. THE AMERICAN Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO) passed the 100,-
000 mark in membership.
7. THE SLUM CHILD emerged as a subject of deep concern to American
8. CATHOUC educators debated the question, are Catholic schools neces
9. SCHOOLMEN measured the progress of desegregation ten years after
the U. S. Supreme Court Decision declaring segregation unconstitution
10. JAMES B. CONANT proposed the creation of an interstate commission
for planning a nationwide educational policy.
Always we hear the plaintive cry
of the teen-ager: “What can we do?
where can we go?”
The answer is . . . GO HOME.
Hang the storm windows, paint
the woodwork. Rake the leaves.
Mow the lawn. Shovel the walk.
Wash the car. Learn to cook, scrub
some floors. Repair the sink. Build
a boat. Get a job.
Help your parish activities. Visit
the ajck. Assist the poor. Study
your lessons. And then when you
are through—and not tired, read
Your parents do not owe you en
tertainment. Your city or town does
not owe you recreation facilities.
The world does not owe you a
living. You owe the world some
thing. You owe it your time and
energy and your talents so that no
one will be at war or in poverty,
or sick, or lonely again.
In plain, simple words: grow up;
quit being a cry baby; get out of
your dream world . . . start acting
like a man or a lady.
Matignon High School