April 12, 1965
(Editor's note: The editors of HIGH LIFE Ihoug'ht tiiat it would be interesting
to cornice Grimsley with some of the other schools in the nation. A Forum was
held last week with several students who are new to the school this year. They
are Pat Mitchell, Glendale Higrh School, Sprin^ield, Missouri; John Sackett,
Skaneateles High School, Skaneateles, New York; Irving Paiewonsky, All Saints
Parish School, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; and Sue Billman, Thomas Jefferson
High School, Richmond Virginia.)
Q. How does Grimsley compare
with your former school academi
cally? Are the subjects and teachers
Pot: The grades and the teachers
are the same. It’s just the grading
scale that is so different.
John: It’s about the same. The
teachers are more interesting. They
are easier to get along with.
Irving: It’s a little harder for me.
I find it a little harder because I
am trying to make the most use
of what I am being offered.
Sue. I think the grading scale is
lower than at TJ, but it encourages
you to work harder in your studies.
Q. Do you find that you have
more privileges than you did in
your former school?
Pat: At the school I went to there
was no smoking allowed. Once you
reached the school at 8:30 in the
morning you couldn’t leave until
3:30. If you left the school at aU
during the day, you were suspend
ed from school for three days.
Q. Are the students at GHS
friendlier than at your former
Pat: I’ve only been here a little
while, and I’ve already gotten more
friends than I thought I would
Irving: As far as the size of the
school and the number of the stu
dents compared to the size and
number of students back home, I
have more friends here.
Sue: I think that the majority of
student body has a very out-going
Q. Are there as many extra- cur
ricular events? Is there as much
emphasis placed on sports?
Irving: Much more. Since our
school is so very new, we haven’t
had a chance to develop our sports.
John: Grimsley has a lot more
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school spirit. I think that would
make or break a sporting team.
Pat: I’ll go along with him. It
does have more school spirit.
Sue: It’s the same, really.
Q. Did you spend as much time
on extracurricular activities? Were
they as important to making you
a well-rounded individual?
John: I’m in DE. I have a full
time job, but I did play basketball
Sue: I think the service clubs
here are much more active. And
I think they are fair in that they
give everybody a chance to belong
in them. I think that it’s fairer that
you don’t have sororities here. Your
service clubs take the place of our
sororities, and there are nicer
groups of girls wanting to help.
The service clubs are more active
and give everyone a chance to be^
Pat: Our sororities weren’t bad;
however, they weren’t recognized
by the school. In fact they were
Q. And now a question that may
raise some controversy. What do
you think of our teachers?
John: Teachers ! !
Pat: You’ve seen one, you’ve
seen them all.
Irving: I shall not generalize
since I have not been taught by
every teacher in their respective
department. I feel that some
teachers should be reired. The
relationship between the teacher
and student isn’t as close here, but
then I came from a small school.
Q. How does HIGH LIFE com
pare with your newspaper if you
Irving: JVe don’t have one as yet.
Pat: No, bigger and funnier.
Practically all the kids are reading
them, while at school most of the
kids knew everything that was go
ing on, and they just left them
laying on the desks or threw them
in the trash cans. One quick look,
and they threw them away.
John: It’s a lot bigger, and I
think it’s better. But it’s censored
too much, but I guess all school
Sue: Well, I’ve noticed not as
many people here are interested in
journalism, and I think that is why
HIGH LIFE does not meet up to its
By Martin Hester
Surprise. This week Journeyman Jones is on vacation in Nags Head,
N. C., but he left a dripping manuscript on top of one of the trash cans in
the cafeteria. Somehow it got over to the High Life room and, since we
were short of space this week, you will have to grin and bear it. The con
Letters To The Editor
It doesn’t always make for pleasant
club meetings when a member disagrees
strongly with the president. However,
I didn’t think Candy Sauer’s letter
should go unchallenged.
First, Christianity has not been
pushed down our throats “everytime”
we go into the aduritorium. We do
have devotions at every assembly. Sure
ly those few moments are not resented.
We have had three religious assemblies,
if I may call them that, this year. Candy
stated that in them, Protestantism was
forced on us. However the Fellowship
of Christian Athletes at Carolina and
everywhere else is inter-denominational.
Anyone may belong. Continuing, Rev-
erend Bob Moore from West Market
Street Methodist Church talked to us on
Brotherhood Week. That week is ob
served by Catholic, Jewish, and Prot
estant. In fact, it was created to bring
these religions closer together, as far as
fellowship is concerned. Finally, Dr.
Claud Bowen from First Baptist Church
spoke to us. Baptist are not Protestants,
as many people think. However, if one
wants to think of them as so, do it. What
harm has been done? North Carolina
has one of the largest Protestant major
ities in America. I recall that last year
we had a Jewish rabbi, and I think it
would be most appropriate to invite a
Catholic priest next year.
Second, Candy said that our speakers
have tried to convert us. Not meaning
to slight anyone. I maintain that one of
the last things the auditorium of Grims
ley High School will ever be used for
will be to convert students.
Thirdly, annihilation of religious pro
grams was called for in that letter. Is
it not just as bad to have all assemblies
of another type? There is a place for
religious assemblies as well as educa
tional assemblies. The former are not
intended to entertain us.
Finally, as the letter was one of accu
sations not entirely supported, it should
have been given to Vice President Bret
English and other people in charge of
assemblies. If, as Candy told someone,
one of the primary purposes of the let
ter was to stir up HIGH LIFE, because
it was so poor off that it had to print
articles from its 1931 editions, more
suitable topics could have been found.
Here are a few that are popular in col
lege newspapers; nullification of the
Speaker Ban Law, removal of the words
“ . . . one nation under God ...” from
the Allegiance, right to demonstrate
against unpopular campus rules, and
other such activities in which students,
who like to refer to themselves as lib
erals, think to fit to participate.
It has been brought to the attention
of the student body that we are having
too many religious assemblies, that we
are being preached to and reprimanded
for our lack of interest in religion.
Let’s examine some of these “fire
and brimstone” sermons. The most re
cent of these was a talk on Brotherhood
by Dr. Claude Bowen, Pastor of the First
Baptist Church. I again repeat the topic.
Brotherhood. This topic, which is incon
clusive of sin completely, is taught in
every church, synagogue, faith, city,
state, and many countries of the world.
Are we too go^ for it?
The assembly earlier on F.C.A. (Fel
lowship of Christian Athletes) was a
terrific one. (Our local chapter has
such bums as Larry Dempsey, A1 Rich-
bourg, David Quinn, etc.) Here is an
organization that rivals any in the world
for production of fine characters, citi
zens. Are you saying that groups such
as this should be denied publicity?
And to that statement, “specifically,
a Protestant one,” don’t knock our re
ligion, we’ll tear yours up.
I can only agree that more assemblies
along the line of the Bell Telephone pro
gram would be good, but what harm
does a little religion do? If you don’t
agree with or like what you hear, don’t
listen! Half the student body studies
during assembly anyhow. Let’s not deny
our Creator, even if his representatives
A PLAY «;
In One (1) Act
By: Eugene O'Neil (Journey
(Small, poorly furnished room.
Console mahogany radio of early
vintage cockless tune of “Little
Brown Jug.” Before rickety table
sits decdepit old lady, white-headed
and extremely wrinkled. She counts
stamps in war-ration book while
adjusting shawl over rocker in
which she sits. Granny speaks
Granny: Agh. Agh; Agh! ’tis me
birthday today an’ me Johnny off
to war these three years. Ah, ’tis a
poor woman I am, with me cup
board bare, save for crackers an’
tea, an’ that scamp of a landlord
screamin’ rent to be paid. (Breaks
into fit of convulsive coughing.)
Lord preserve us, and me elder
son keeping up th’ liquor inductry
the livelong day with ’is crazy
drinking. An’ me only consolation
the talking machine what me dear
husband left me afore he jumped
from the roof. (Radio pops, frizzes,
and is then silent.) Lord preserve
iis! But, ah, with me suffering an’
pain, I still have me book of plays
by good Mr. Behave. (Reaches for
book on window sill, hits it acci
dently with elbow; it drops into
street below.) An’ into a manhole!
Agh! The saints preserve us! (Sobs
for 20 or 30 minutes). Ah, but I
still have hope. Me good son John
ny who’s winnin’ the war for Uncle
Sam. Me only hope, him that I
scrimped an’ did wi’out so he could
go West of the Point. Saints pre
serve us, ’tis me only hope for him
to wed a simple Irish lass, that I
might ha’ some wee ones to com
fort me old age.
(Sudden, violent knocking on
door. Paper boy bursts in, bat in
hand, and screams:)
Paper boy: Miz O’flaherty! Miz
O’flaherty! ’Tis your only good
son, John has been kilt by th’
Granny: Agh!!! (goes into trau
Paper boy: Well, I’ll be bound,
(laughs, tears off plastic face mask.
We see that it is Johnny home
from the war.)
Johnny: Ha. ha! April fool, gran
ny! ’Tis a fool you are in April
ever. (Goes to Grating, shakes her.)
Granny! Granny? Ah, saints pre
serve us, an’ me just home from
the bloody war.
(Curtain falls mercifully)
S. Do something about the poor con
dition of our American flag on the
A. The PTSA is buying two new flags.
One will be made of silk and the other
will be made of cotton.
S. Cement pots containing sand should
be put aroung the school for cigarette
A. This suggestion has been referred
to the School Beautiful Committee.
S. Concerning the walkway on the
left side of the auditorium that connects
the main building and the cafeteria, I
suggest several improvements be made.
1) Clean out the gutters to cut down
overflow of water from the roof.
2) Fill the spaces between the side
walk and the retaining wall with
3) Put in a drain that runs along
A. These suggestions have been re
ferred to the maintenance department.
may step on our toes occasionally.
A forgotten man once said, “Go ye
therefore into all nations ...”