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Coletrane and Routh Are
G. H. S, Football Mentors
Both Coaches Are Former Car
olina Men—Coletrane At
tends Summer School.
PAUL ROUTH IS ASSISTANT
‘Chris” Fordham Goes Out With Squad
Nearly Every Afternoon to
W. II. Coletrane. last year’s assist
ant coach of the “Purple Whirlwind,”
has returned to G. II. S. as head
coach. Mr. Coletrane spent two weeks
of his vacation at the football coach
ing school, which was conducted at
the University of North Carolina. Al
though he has never played football,
he has followed the game very closely,
and has made a reputation for him
self as a football monitor.
Paul Routh, of Ramseur, is acting
as assistant to Coach Coletrane.
Coach Routh comes to G. H. S. from
the University of North Carolina
where he gained a reputation of no
“Chris” Fordham, former coach of
the High School eleven, has been out
with the squad practically every aft
ernoon, assisting Coaches Coletrane
and Routh in whipping a squad of
fighters into shape. Although not at
present a teacher at G. H. S., haying
left the school a the end of the past
year to become associated with his
father in the drug business, since the
opening of school Mr. Fordham has
been helping out wherever he is
STUDENT BODY ELECTS
CHEER LEADERS 1926-’27
Jane Harris, Rachael Lipscomb, Finley
Atkisson, and Clarence Phoenix
Chosen to Lead Yells.
Monday and Tuesday, September 20
and 21, at chapel period, Willard Wat
son, president of the student body, took
charge and four cheer leaders and a
secretary ; treasurer of the General Ath
letic Association were elected.
Those chosen for cheer leaders were
Finley Atkisson, Clarence . Phoenix,
Jane Harris, and Rachel Lipscomb.
Sarah Mendenhall was elected secre
TEAM ELECTS NEW
Is to Present Ball to Captain
Lipscomb at Reidsville
EMMA BARTON IS CHOSEN
Emma Barton was chosen sponsor
of the football team for the 1926 sea
son IVednesday, September 15.
EmiiTa is a member of the sub
senior class and is very interested in
the Purple lYhirlwind and their
games. She will present the ball to
Captain Lipscomb this afternoon at
the Reidsville game, the initial meet
of the pre-championship season.
HOCKEY PRACTICE BEGUN
WITH MUCH ENTHUSIASM
THE DEAD HERO
“Oh, Pedro! My Pedro! I know
they’ll shoot him. What will I do
without him? Fm going straight home
to my mama.”
Such were the remarks made by the
dignified Mary Lynn Carison when
Dick Burroughs brought h^ the sad
news that her dear dog^^d hydro-
phodia. Dick was using all the energy
he had to pull her down in her seat,
from which she arose about two feet
at the news, and console her when
Phyllis came in with the straight of
the story. Pedro did not have hydro
phobia after all; it was only a slight
attack of stomach trouble. The mes
sage was phoned to Miss Mitchell’s
office and had been greatly exaggerated
before it reached Mary Lynn.
Class Captains and Managers Chosen-
Practice Started September 10;
Schedule Not Decided Upon.
The first hockey meetings of the
year were called September 15, 16, and
17 in B-8. The Juniors and the
Seniors met the 15th. The Freshmen
and Sophomores met the 16th and on
the 17th all classes held a joint meet
At the meetings on the loth and,
16th, plans for class work were dis
cussed. Each class is represented by
a team and practice started last week.
The class games will be played the
last part of October . The champion
ship class team will receive small
gold hockey sticks as rewards for
their success. The schedule for inter-
scholastic games has not yet been fully
GRID SEASON TODAY
WITH REIDSVILLE HI
No Line-up as Yet Announced
by Coaches—Entire Squad
Will See Action.
HARD TUSSLE EXPECTED
Grid Mentors Expect Victory for Local
Aggregation — Reidsville High
Emerged Victors in Last Fray.
Goach Coltrane, of Greensboro Pli,
and Coach Spencer, of Reidsville Hi,
will pit their teams against each other
today in the first game of G. H. S.’s
Coach Coltrane as yet has made no
annoLmcement concerning today’s
liiu'-up. It has been rumored that he
will tiive practically everybody on the
scpiad a tryout in the first tilt so as
to give him some idea as to who will
form this year’s first string eleven.
Coach Spencer's charges tucked
away the firt game of their grid sea
son last week Avhen they downed the
Martinsville, Va., high school outfit.
Coptain Verg Brown sow to it that
his team won this game by a safe
Local grid monitors, while not ex
pecting an easy tussle, feel that to
day’s game will find “the Purple
tVhirlwind” getting off to a flying
Friday, September 24, 1926
New^n Inaugurated by
Paul Routh for Athletics
M0N®GRAi CLUB ELECTS
BR0WN FOR PRESIDENT
PRAISED BY COACH
Has Shown a Splendid Attitude
Toward New Boys and
Club Meets at Dr. Lipscomb’s Farm to
Enjoy Supper and to
MANY NEW MEMBERS INITIATED
Football has a big place in -the heart
Greensboro High and this year
offers a real opportunity to see a real
team play some real games. The
prospects for this year’s eleven are
very bright and there is one important
factor that is left up to the school
beside furnishing the men. Back that
Before the season really starts and
the team gets out with a game, the
student body should get to work and
learn some new songs and yells. Get
out on the field and yell!
A merry heart doth good like medi
cine.—.1«on J/n? o ?/s.
Many things are being done to make
hockey the girls’ outstanding sport
for the season. Several interesting
features are being planned by the
hockey coaches, Causey and LeRoy.
Plans are being made, also, for money
raising and for football favors and
other interesting events. The proceeds
from these will help towards buying
suits and equipment for the team.
At the meeting on Friday, Septem
ber 17th, captains for each class team
were chosen: Senior captain, Mary
Jane Wharton; Junior captain, Fran
ces Sheppard; Sophomore captain.
Rose Goodwin, and. Freshmen, Frances
Swift. Practice started Monday, Sep
tember 10 and days for practice are
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Miss Causey says that the Sopho
more material is good. They are glad
to have new material and she is look
ing forward to a very successful year.
Mirth cannot move a soul in agony.
-Love's Lalwr Lost.
The last meeting of the Monogram
Club of 1025-26 was held June 3 at
Dr. C. T. Lipscomb’s summer home
on the “Friendly Road.”
The chief objects of this meeting
were to elect a new president and
initiate new membrs; however, this
was more of a social event than a
The receiving line was composed
of Lee Whiteheart, Wyatt Taylor,
Chester Arnold and John Gillespie.
Clarence Phoenix and Ben Kendrick
were the elaborately dressed butlers.
The excutive committee, composed
of James Mans, William Homey,
Charles Burgess and Bill Petree, is
sued a call for the new candidates of
the club to come and receive a warm
welcome. Lacy Wyrick and James
Williams, of the class of ’24, and
Charles Lipscomb, of ’23, assisted in
the welcoming program.
The next event Avas probably the
most' pleasing one of the evening.
That was “Wyatt Taylor’s wonderfully
executed aesthetic dance,” as the au
President James Watson then called
the meeting to order, and stated that
a new president was to be elected.
He gave the qualifications that a man
should have to be a successful presi
dent and have a successful year with
Theron Brown was selected as the
best equipped for the position. Wat
son, the retiring president, then
turned the meeting over to Brown,
who thanked the boys for the honor
LARGE SQUAD TURNS OUT
PENNIES OR INK?
“Everybody bring your pennies right
here. Yes, right up here and get your
money’s worth.” This call could be
heard in Room 12 early Thursday
morning. Irvin Stone stood at the desk
eagerly collecting pennies from r.'l the
prosperous looking students.
“Yes, Irvin takes the pennies and
then we have all the ink we need at
our disposal. All this for a few pen
nies! Who says this isn’t a real bar
“He’s a hard-fjickling center and
has certainly been showing a splendid
attitude toward the new boys in
teaching them the game and encour
aging them,” said Coach Coletrane in
speaking of the good work done thus
for this season by Captain Ned Lips
comb, this year’s leader of the “Pur
“I have about fifty-two men out
nearly every afternoon and although
there are no particularly outstanding
men in this group I expect to have
two strong teams, both of which may
be expected to give a good account
of themselves,” he further added in
regard to this year’s prospects.
The following have reported for
Ned Lipscomb, Dick Burroughs,
Theron Brown, Charlie Rives, Bill
Latham, Bill Teague, Ed Da^'ant. Wil
lard Watson, 'Willis Hargrove, Harris
Ogburn, Saunders Ogburn. Julius
Homey, Bill Petree, Bryan Grubbs,
Wyatt Taylor, Horace Pennington.
Herman Gardner, LeGrand Johnson.
George Cook, Ralph Cook. Harold
Regan, David Quate, Tim McLean,
Tommy Glascock, Ray Henderson,
Charlie Schoffner, 'Wade Stockard,
Bill Hobbs, John Brown, Lee White-
heart, Albert Thompson, Harry LlojxL
Vernon Patterson, Settle Avery. Jack
Norman, Charles McCready and Bob
Paul Wimbish, manager of the team,
has announced the following schedule;
Sept. 24—-Reidsville, here.
Oct. 2—Asheville, there.
Oct. 9—Winston, here.
Oct. 16—Salisbury, here.
Oct. 23—^High Point, there.
OcL 29—Lexington, here.
Letter and Ticket to Pre-cham
pionship Games Sent
to 700 Men.
MANY RESPOND TO CALL
One Man Sends Ten Dollars—Severel
Others Contribute Five Dollars to
Monday, the 13th. Faculty Miinager
Routh inaugurated a new plan for
high school athletics by sending to
700 business men in the city a letter
and a season ticket to all pre-cham
pionship football games to be played
in Greensboro. The letter offered the
ticket for one dollar and asked the
men to either return, the ticket or
send in a dollar. Monday, $167 had !
been received in return for 200 of the
Mr. Routh also has a group of high
school girls canvassing tlie city in a
further effort to sell these tickets. At
the end of this campaign when the
returns have come in. Manager Routh
hopes to place in G. H. S. a fuller
athletic program covering more sports
for both boys- and girls.
The Jefferson Standard Life Insur
ance Company had 500 of these tickets >
printed and presented them to the
The athletic manager reports so far
that the men of the city have an-
SAvered Avih much -enthusiasm. One
man sent $10 and also said, “I don’t
care so much Avhether you Avin the
games or not, but I am sure that the
boys Avill do as they have done in the
past—put out a clean, sportsmanlike
team that Avill fight to the last ditch
and be a credit to our city and your
One man sent a check for $5 for
one ticket, saying it Avas Avorth that
Another bought tAvo tickets and one
of the laundries sent a check for $5
and a letter saying that any dry-
cleaning or laundering in the Avay of
athletic equipment Avould be done
free of charge.
“We appreciate the co-operation we
are getting from the business men of
the city,” says IMr. Phillips, principal,
“and in behalf of the student-body I
Avould like to thank them for the in
terest they have shoAvn in high school
PAUL WIMBISH ELECTED
MANAGER OF FOOTBALL
Although it Was Hard to Get He
Hopes it is Not Hard
TO BUM RIDES FROM ANYBODY
BOYS SEE AVINSTON’S
FIRST FOOTBALL GAME
Saturday, September 1$, some mem
bers of the football team journeyed
over to Winston to see the Winston
team play their first game. They
played Barnum Springs, the latter be
ing defeated 26 to 0.
Nearly all the boys Avho Avent over
Avore the gold SAveaters, and there
Avere G. H. S. sweaters all over that
place. One ma- ^srnum Springs
made the ren " g. pad
more men o'' ' v did,
counting his tors
Paul Wimbish Avas elected manager
of the “Purple Whirhvind” Friday,
Paul is to be seen “hooking rides”
from anyone Avho looks at all accom
modating if Coach Routh or Mr. Cole
trane express a desire to go to the
old ball park or Aycock school.
“I’m A-ery glad to be the manager
of the team, and I realize Avhat a re
sponsibility I have. I am ready to
Avork, but if the job is as hard to
hold as it Avas to get I don’t knoAA'
AA'hether it is so good for me or not,”
explained the iieAA’ manager.
MARY JANE WHARTON
HEADS THE GIRLS’ A. A.
On May 21 the Girls’ Athletic As
elation met in the G. H. S. auditorii
to elect neAV officers for the 1926
session. Mary Jane Wharton aa
elected to take IMarguerite Harriso:
place as president of the associati
and Virginia Douglas Avas elected
take the place of Hazel BroAvn