Friday, Septeviber, £5, 1925
Football Season Opens
Friday, September 25
G. H. S. L. H. S.i
Many Expected to be Present
at Opening? Game.
TEAM IN VERY GOOD CONDITION
Two Games with Winston to Follow,
October 10 and 21—Meet Char
lotte at Charlotte November 1.
On Friday, September 25, at C’one
Park, G. II. S.’s Purple Whirlwind goes
into action, oiiening what i>romises to
be a successful grid-iron season when
they meet Leaksville High in an initial
test of strength. Coach Fordham is
(piickly whii)i)ing the team into final
form, ))resenting a strong, smooth-run
ning football machine. All indications
point to a hard fought contest, and
every G. II. S. sujiiiorter—big, little, old,
and young—is being counted on to cheer
our boys to victory.
The season's schedule offers a s])lendid
line-ui) of good, snappy games. Two
games with Winston and a game with
Charlotte add extra luster to an already
interesting string of strong teams of the
Salisbury and High Point caliber.
A copy of the schedule to date follows:
Leaksville at Greensboro Se])t. 25.
Salisbury at Salisbury Oct. 3.
Winston at Greensboro Oct. 10.
High Point at Greensboro Oct. 10.
Winston at Winston Oct. 2t.
Undetermined Oct. 31.
Charlotte at Charlotte Nov. 1.
“Start the season! Buy a ticket, come
out and root,” is the challenge to every
student and every faculty member of
G. H. S.
BE A sport:
a SAT /J- 0
. G.H.S. vs. L.H.S.
TO ENTER ATHLETICS
Points Are Offered for Attendance at
Practice and for Participa
tion in Games.
Girls, come out for athletics and win
a letter. For two hundred points you
are entitled to wear a “G”; for three
hundred points a “Star” and by earning
four hundred ])()ints you can get the
State Monogram. Each additional one
hundred points will secure a star for
'There are numerous ways by which
a girl may earn points. Soon the basket
ball season begins. By attending sixty
percent of the jiractices you receive ten
jioints and in addition five points for
eacli game you participate in. So you
see it isn't so hard after all.
Otlier jihases of athletics that will be
gin soon are; field hockey, swimming,
and nucomb. Also you have a chance to
win twenty points by staying in training
for one term.
Most every girl knows how to swim.
Why not come out for the next swimming
meet and try to win from five ])oints? If
you are any kind of a swimmer you can
make at least fifteen points. Most any
girl would be more than jiroud to wear
a good looking letter (of her own) on a
Many of the girls will also he intere.st-
ed in knowing that before long different
athletic games will be played at the
lunch hours. Instead of roaming around
without a thing to do, you'll have a
chance to join in such games as hand
ball, target shooting, nucomb, and many
Girls, don't be sticks. The drive is
now on for more and better athletics
among the girls, and one of your proud
est moments should come when you earn
LINE-UP FOR FIRST
Probable Fighters in Saturday’s Grid
iron Contest Are Announced
by Football Coach.
'The ])robable line-up as given by As
sistant Coach Coltrane for the first foot-
liall game which will take place at Cone
I^ark on tlie 25 of Sei)tember with I..eaks-
villc furnishing the opposition, is as fol
C’enter Ned Lijiscomb
Right Guard . Dallas Wrenn
Right 'Tackle Brown
Riglit End Luke Glascock
Left Guard Hobbs
Left 'Tackle Homey
Left End Henderson
Backfield M'atson, 'Teague, Burgess, J.
Maus, Smith, and Strade.
MR. PHILLIPS PRESIDES
AT FOOTBALL MEETING
Squad Members Express Appreciation
for Convenience of Dressing Ar
rangements at Aycock Gym.
'The first football meeting of the year
was held on 'Thursday, September 10,
when the sejuad assembled in Chapel at
the regular chapel ])eriod. About forty-
seven members of tlie scpiad and Mr.
Phillil>s, Mr. Archer, and the two
coaches, Mr. Fordliain and Coltrane,
Mr. Cliarles Phillips called the meet
ing to order and introduced Mr. Archer,
who outlined tlie attitude which he
ho])ed the members of the squad would
take toward the different phases of
school activities this year. “They will
follow your lead, and I hope your con
duct and general actions will be such
that you will set a good example for the
rest,” was the main theme of his talk.
He exi)lained also the regulations gov
erning the use of the locker and shower
rooms at the .Aycock School, which will
l)e utilized by the team this year. Mem
bers of the squad expressed their ap-
I)reeiation of the convenience and utility
of the dressing arrangements made for
COLTRANE IS COACHING
Due to the accident to the leg of
Coach C. C. Fordham, William Homer
C’oltrane will act as liead football coach
until Fordham is able to get back on the
C'oltrane comes to G. H. S. straight
from ('arolina, where he was one of the
leading men on the camjius and one of
the most jK)i)ular athletes. Being one of
the most jiopular men in school last year,
he had tlie honor of being elected presi
dent of the “A'.” Although he was a
member of the varsity baseball (being a
crack pitcher) and was not on the foot
ball squad, Coltrane has shown tliat he
does know football and is better suited
for the job than anyone else available.
BASKETBALL FOR BOYS
BEGINS WITH TWENTY
MEN TRYING FOR TEAM
Scott and Solomon Promise to
Be Splendid Material
for Year’s Team.
First call for basket-liall was issued
'Tuesday, Se])tember the fourteenth.
About twenty likely looking men have
reported and tlie prosiiect of a fast team
'The only letter men out for i)re-season
are C. .Scott and M. Solomon, around
which coaches Park and Atkinson hope
to build a fast, scrapping team. Several
games have already been arranged and
practices are being held every day in
order to get a team in shape that will
be a credit to G. H. S.
.Among the men who are showing up
best are Harold 'Toland, John Sockwell,
I.eRoy 'Tackett, John 'Thornton, Napo
leon Lufty, and many other last season
men. 'Toland looks like varsity as well
as jire-season material.
G. IT. S. is very fortunate to have
Coach .Atkinson. He is a fine coach and
he has already made a host of friends
among the boys and esjiecially the mem
bers of the hasket-ball squad. He will
be Coach Parks’ right hand man. Coach
.Atkinson played for three seasons with
Elon and his playing was outstanding.
Games will be held at Caldwell gym
again this season. Practices are also be
ing held every afternoon at -fiTS. All
fellows who wish to come out are urged
to report at once.
PETE OGBURN 'qUITI
j HfG^ SiCH^L ' TEA,
^When came-fo^^)otball y^nd
al>'^Iil*^se^Aviu*Ti(ul tli^^plri^ffnd lov^for
the game responefed by showing up for
S :tice, everyonor was asking “Where is
*?” 'Thi* tef/n all knew that some-
g' Was jaUkfbg^and the trouble was
that we had lost Pete, our old standby.
Pete leaves''thfi-...^anks of G. II. S. to
join those of Oak Ridge. In him they
have a man who doesn't know the mean
ing of the word lose and doesn't quit
fighting in a game until the last whistle.
Pete is a good sport and a man whom
everyone likes. Oak Ridge is lucky to
get such a man. The whole of G. H. S.
wishes Pete the best of luck.
BOYS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
MEETS TO ELECT OFFICERS
I recommend jou to take care of the
minutes; the hours will take care of
'The election of officers, of the boys’
athletic association, was held in Chapel
Friday, Sept. 18. Willard Watson, act
ing as chairman, in the absence of last
year's president called the meeting to
Nominations for president of the as
sociation were called for. J. Norman
Stone was unanimously elected. 'The
new president then took charge of the
meeting aiul pknlged his full sup})ort in
cooperating with the members to make
this season an overwhelming success for
J. Norman has gone out for football
for two years but has been forced to
quit the game both years because of in
juries early in the season. He was cap
tain of the basket ball team last year
and was nominated for the 1925 student
'The association believes that Norman
will make a capable president.
James Maus was elected Vice-Presi
dent. No announcement was made as to
the election of other officers.
'The two latest song hits—“'That Con
founded 'Teacher of Mine” and “I ain’t
Goin' to Work No More” composed by
Ima Flapi)er and Heza Kake respective-
Se])t. 7—Old Bali Park and Cone Park,
Football Varsity squad.
Sept. 21.—'I'o be assigned, Football
Sejff. 15 -Mclver 1:30 }). rn., 'Track in-
Sept. lo—Back of H. S., Handball
Sept. 15—Caldwell -lil-S Ik M., Pre-
Sept. 2(i—Footliall Schedule.
Oct. 9.—Caldwell, Pre-Basketball
Oct. 1()—First annual inter-class cross
Nov. 1—Chamj). Football schedule.
Nov. 26—(Individual) 'Thanksgiving
Cross Country run.
Dec. 7—Caldwell, Start of Basketball
Dec. 15—Start Basketball Varsity
Jan. 6- -Mclver 4:15, Start class bas
Jan. 20—Class Basketball schedule.
Feb. 15—Start of State Championship
Date to be announced—National Goal
Mar. 8 -Baseball squad practice.
Mar. 15—'Track squad practice.
Mar. 26—Start Baseball 'Schedule.
AT GREENSBORO HI AS
NEW FOOTBALL COACH
Varsity Football Man for Three
Years at U. N. C.—Mem
ber of G.H.S. Class ’21.
'Through the efforts of Mr. Archer,
G. H. S. has the good fortune of liaving
Mr. C'. C. Fordliam, Jr., as football
coach for the coming season.
Mr. Fordham is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Fordliam of this city and is a
graduate of G. H. S. in the class of ’21.
At this institution he stood well in his
classes and made a brilliant star on the
football team of '20 and ’21. After
graduating here, he took up his studies
at the University of North Carolina. At
Carolina he was iiresident of the first
year Pharmacy class, president Athletic
Association, a varsity football man for
three years, and a member of the track
team for ’2-1 and ’25. He graduated
from the University and has come back
to help G. H. S. have a better school
and to help develoj) athletics.
Fordham is a man who knows football
from A to Z and knows it by recent
personal experience. He is well up on
the latest rules and formations and his
heart is set on turning out a winning
team tliis year. Judging by the “looks
of things” at practice he is going to be
Sept. 21—Hockey practice begins.
Sejit. 21- Hiking begins.
Se])t. 21 'Target throwing. Accuracy
throwing begins, distance throwing be
Se])t. 21—'Tennis begins.
Sept. 21 Horseshoe jiractice.
Se])t. 28—Nucomb begins.
Oct. 5—Hockey schedule begins.
Oct. 10—Horseshoe tournament.
Nov. 2—Class B. B. practice begins.
Nov. 30—Class B. B. schedule begins.
Jan. 1(»--Varsity B. B. practice begins.
Mar. 15 (?)—Class Baseball pructice
April 1 (?)—Class Baseball tourna
April 1 -Si)ring 'Tennis begins.
A])ril 10—Varsity Baseball schedule.
Aj)ril 16th (?)—Field Day ])ractice
May 1 (?)—Field Day.
May 1 (?)—Swimming practice begins.
May 1—-Final 'Tennis match.
May 15 (?)—Swimming meets.
FORDHAM INJURED WITH
BROKEN BONE IN FOOT
Coach Fordham is out of active coach
ing due to a broken bone in his foot. His
foot was injured some time ago, but it
was not given medical attention. During
practice it began to give him trouble,
and when an X-ray was taken of it, it
was found to be broken. 'The bone has
been set and jiut in a cast and the coach
may be seen on the field on crutches
.still sticking to his duty wdth that spirit
that G. H. S. gives to every man who
enters her doors with a determination to
During the period when schedule
changing is the fad we have all endorsed
the policy of “watchful waiting.’
A\'e wonder who’s coaching the golf
team. 'There are evidently quite a few
FAIRNESS IN AWARDS
URGED BY STUDENTS
Men Crippled in Practice Should be
Rewarded with Monograms for
Courage and Sportsmanship.
It is customary to deny letters to foot
ball men on the flimsy grounds that they
were not able to participate regularly
because of injuries or sickness. Is such
a practice fair to the earnest, hard-work
ing chaj), the fellow whose position on
the first string .squad was absolutely as
sured jirior to an unlucky j)ilc-on one
day while scrimmaging, which caused
liim to be disabled for the season?
How can we look that lad in the face
when the letter men are being called for
ward to receive their honors? Is a mere
strip of felt too good for the crippled
youth on crutches, too valuable a tribute
for just the wrenching of a back or the
puncturing of a kidney? If a monogram
is not the symbol of the admiration and
esteem of G. H. S. for the boys because
of their courage, their grit, and their
dauntless spirit, it stands for nothing.
Who doubts the determination and cour
age, the spirit and sportsmanship of the
man with the broken hip? He too de
serves a monogram.
No, he is too proud to ask for it. If
we waited until he asked, we would wait
forever. His lips draw tightly shut as
he watches his mates file uji amid the
thundering of apjilause. Perhaps he may
never be able to ]>lay again. One of the
ambitions of his high school life he sees
slowly vanishing; he shall never wear
the letter of the old school that he loves.
A smile plays upon his face as his pals
retrace their footsteps and take their
seats. He is not jealous; just a bit hurt
tliat he did not have their chance to win
a letter. 'Time hurries on. He is for
gotten, but does not forget.
HELEN FORBIS STARS
IN SWIMMING MEET
Helen Forbis was the outstanding fea
ture in the Swimming meet held August
the 27 between the Greensboro Y. W. C.
A. and the Proximity Y. W. C. A.
'The final score w’as 20 to 11 in favor of
Greensboro. Helen Forbis was the big
gest individual scorer.