North Carolina Newspapers

    GHS Orchestra Follows
Busy Schedule in Athens
High Life Announces New Staff
In announcing the 1965-66 High Life Staff, Mrs. Peggy Woodlief named Fran Upchurch the
Serving under her will be: Hallie Austin, as news editor; Ann McSwain, advertising and busi
ness manager; and Jan Petrehn, managing editor,
Dan Post is the photographer for the experimental issue, however, Joe Coleman will be
High Life photographer for next year’s staff.
John Taylor will handle the feature section, a id Wayne Wilhelm will be sports editor. Circu
lation manager and exchange editor are still open for bids.
With director Martha J. Leon-
ard, at 1:30 on Thursday, April
8, the Grimsley Senior High Or
chestra, under the mock guise of
the “New York Philharmonic,”
boarded two buses destined for
Athens, Georgia.
The trip, which culminated at
8:30 p.m., included a stop for
supper at ^artenljurg, South
Carolina, waste-paper basketball,
card games, and singing.
On arrival at the University of
Georgia, each orchestra member
was introduced to his host and
was taken to what would be his
home for the next two days.
Friday morning their busy
schedule began with a 10:00 con
cert at Burney-Harris High School.
The performers were guests for
lunch at Clarke County Junior
The experimental issue is an
attempt by the HIGH LIFE staff
of next year to put forward in
the most advantageous way a
paper which will be as represent
ative as possible of the next year’s
It is also a proving ground for
the staff and an experiment to
see if the paper can be run
smoothly and efficiently by not
just the editors, but by reporters
and columnists as well.
There have been several
changes made in the experimental
issue. On page one a new, more
conservative nameplate will be
Under the planning of the news
editor, Hallie Austin, next year’s
news staff will attempt to acquire
more diversified coverage of news
and discover news and more eye
catching angles in which to pre
sent newsworthy events around
the school.
HIGH LIFE received a First
Place Award from the Colum
bia Scholastic Press Associa
tion in the annual newspaper
competition. A score of 932 out
of a imssible 1000 points was
tallied by the paper. This is
the highest score that HIGH
LIFE has ever received.
Over 1800 newspapers are
judged each year; one-half of
these are from colleges.
The old editorial page will be
somewhat revised. Something
which has never been done before
will be attempted. The editorial
cartoon will be substituted for a
comic strip wth a main character
conducive to Grimsley. Clyde, the
comic strip character, will be
drawn by Barry Hardeman with
the assistance of Majorie Beane
and Peggy Gibson.
Two new columns will be in
stalled. A “roving reporter” col
umn will be written by Babs Jones
in which she will reflect student
opinion on timely questions con
fronting the student body.
Also, Fran Upchurch, new edi-
tor-in-chief, will write a column
entitled “The Editor Sounds Off”
in which she will discuss “off
beat” topics which receive little
coverage elsewhere.
The new staff is completely
revisirig the old review page.
Outstanding student work will be
presented. Student poems pictures,
and art, along with worthwhile
history and science papers will
be published.
Next year’s staff will try to
incorporate the student body into
the paper. According to Fran,
“We want the paper to belong to
everyone in the student body, not
just the 15 people who write it
at the present.”
Anyone who would like to try
his hand at writing for the paper
will be welcomed.
Society^ only money-making
project each year, student support
and participation is always im
This year’s acts included a
combo, several soloists, a jazz
dance, magic which proved to be
quicker than the eye, and a trum
pet solo of “Wonderland By
The finale featured the Gas
House Gang, starring Mr. Glenn,
Mr. Balance, Mr. Murr, Mr. Mc
Call, and Mr. Bondanella, accom
panied on the piano by Miss
Finally, as the curtain closed
on the 1965 talent show, first
place and $10 was awarded to
Anita Jones for her piano solo
of “Russian Picnic”; second place
and $5 went to Claudia Sommers
for her jazz dance “Do Right”;
and third place honorable men
tion went to Skip Spencer for his
solo of “The Sound of Music.”
“What Can You Do For Your
Country?” was the theme of the
1965 state-wide Torchlight Con
vention held in Charlotte last
April 1-3.
GHS delegates, accompanied by
Mrs. Madlin, were Carol Bowen
and Wayne Farlow, seniors, Tim
Weikel and Susan Lashley, jun
Representatives attended var-
Continued on Page Four
GHS Bus Driver Named
^^Safe Driver of Week^^
What kind of thoughts run
through a high school junior’s
head when she is called into the
principal’s office, greeted by a
uniformed officer, and asked
about her route as a school bus
driver? Janet Loman, GHS junior,
who was the victim of these cir
cumstances April 16. But for
Janet it all did turn out all right
for she was informed by Sgt. O.
E. Pickard that she had been
chosen as Greensboro’s “Safte
Driver of the Week.”
Janet, who has been driving a
school bus for only one year, was
selected after Sgt. Pickard and
other officers followed several
school bus drivers on preceding
days. Finaly narrowing their safe
driver to Janet, she received a
score of awards from Chief of
Police Paul B, Calhoun. Most
“Safe Drivers” are stopped on
the scene and presented with
their certificate, whereas this was
the first time the Chief of Police
had made the presentation.
In addition to the bright orange
sticker for her car telling of her
selection, she received passes to
the Carolina Theater, a gift from
High School, followed by two
more concerts.
Once again the fifty-nine mu
sicians boarded the buses for a
trip to the Fine Arts Building
where a short rehearsal took
Here, as part of the group c^
lapsed in the auditorium seats, on
stage a small chamber orchestra
practiced a special piece for
clarinet. At its completion, the
hosts picked up their guests for
a short rest and supper.
To highlight the evening, one
final concert was performed at
the Fine Arts with the featured
soloist, Mr. Ed Hooker of Grims
After the performance, the mu
sicians were guests at Memorial
Hall for dance and recreation. To
end the long day, the wearied
group drove to the Georgia Cen
ter for a get-together at Miss
Leonard’s apartment.
Early Saturday morning, April
10, everyone gathered at the
Education Center of the univer
sity in order to perform for an
orchestral clinic. At this time, the
entire group had pictures taken
to b£ used state-wide on televi
At noon, the Grimsley repre
sentatives were given a tour by
bus of the University’s campus
Afterwards, they were treated to
dinner at the Beechwood Buffet
in Athens. Here, until three
o’clock, the group had free time
to shop and relax.
Finally the hour arrived when
the buses were loaded for the
last trip—this time with a few
more stuffed animals, balloons,
and sourvenirs to help remember
the long-anticipated trip.
After a supper-stop at Spar-
tenburg, the buses came straight
to Grimsley, arriving at 9:30, and
carrying a group of tired, but
talkative people.
Faculty members David Murr, Jim Ballance, Lody Glenn, Lewis McCall, and Frank
Bondenella enter the festivities for the Torch’iyht Talent Show.
Annual Talent Show Nets $375
For Torchlight Service Projects
Torchlight’s 1965 Talent Show is now a part of GHS history. Each year students work fev
erishly “behind the scenes” to make the final performance just right; and, as the curtain closes
and the proceeds are totaled, the “behind the scenes” work seems to be very worthwhile. This
year, according to Chuck Mendenhall, Torchlight Treasurer, the show netted about $375.
Now the big job of “using” the money is at hand. Looking into the records, that $375 is used
in the following manner: $200 goes into the scholarship fund, $70 pays for GHS delegates’
tickets to the annual Torchlight Convention, $50 pays for the Society’s picture in WHIRLIGIG,
and the remainder is used for incidentals.
Because the talent show is the
the Champion Storage and Truck
ing Co., and dinner for two as
the guests of the Hot Shoppe on
Summit Avenue.
Sgt. Pickard who supervise.^
the recognition program for
drivers, praised Janet’s driving
habits. He pointed out that she
executed all signals properly, in
dicated every movement in traffic
correctly, observed all signs and
regulations, and used a great
deal of common-sense in her
driving of the bus carrying school
The first teen-age “Safe Driver
of the Week” stated, “The fact
that a teen-ager has received this
award after close observation by
the police hopefully disproves
the poor theory held by many
teens that all policemen are out
to make life hard for the teen
age driver. They are there to
help us, even though it some
times means pointing out our
The whole situation indicated
that safe driving does have its
rewards not only for those who
receive the “Safe Driver” award,
but for everyone who drives —
SAFELY that is!
Concert Premiers
Contemporary Music
Fourth in a series of five band
concerts will be presented in the
Grimsley auditorium on April 28.
The emphasis of the evening will
be on contemporary music with
the premiere of three original
During the first half of the
program the Concert Band, direct
ed by Edgar Rooker, will give
a performance of several works,
among which will be “Prelude
and Fugue in F Minor,” by the
contemporary composer, Houston
Bright’s work is based on the
traditional preludes and fugues
of Bach, but was written in the
modern idiom. Two other presen
tations will be “March Carillion”
by Howard Hanson and “Pageant
Overture” by Ronald Lo Presti,
After a short intermission, the
second half of the program will
he presented by the Symphony
Band, under the direction of JJr,
Herbert Hazelman.
One of three new works will be
“Dichotomy,” composed by Dr.
Donald White from the Eastman
School of Music in Indiana. Dr.
White will be guest conductor for
the premiere performance of his
Two other original compositions
are by local students: Dave Hin-
shaw, a senior at Grimsley, and
Peter Michaelove, an eighth grade
student at Kiser. David’s piece
about Grimsley, is entitled, “Re
flections: Three Rears.”
Also included in the program
will be “A Short Ballet for Awk
ward Dancers,” by Mr. Hazelman,
and “Varients on a Medieval
Tune,” by Norman Dello Joia
Tickets will be on sale at the
door. Money earned will help
send the band to Nassau this sum

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