Friday, November 20, 1925
PURPLE WHIRLWIND BLOWS OVER HIGH POINT
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High Point sure did have a crowd.
There is not much in the theory that
a crowd will win a game, is there?
Too much weight for the fence eh?
Guess that was the reason it collapsed.
Pitch ’em little boys! You’re real
good shots at throwing gum and candy.
Pete, we hated to see you in citizens
clothes holding the chain instead of in
togs, but every dog has his day and
we’ll look to you for the Champion
ship next year.
It was suggested that we didn’t lose
because the band didn’t play, but don’t
let that discourage you.
Graham almost won the bicycle race
Phil, you made a good flapper with
the closely drawn coat.
Pligh Point’s cheer leaders evidently
are baseball players. At least their
caps are of that type.
Anybody that Mr. Wunsch wouldn’t
let in just had somebody pass a ticket
thru the fence. This is to put you wise,
What could have been the attraction
in the Grand Stand that our sheiks
were so often called there to view cer
tain scenes—boyish bobs, etc., I guess.
Coach Fordham’s Daddy appreciates
his son and he has a right to. Think
how near he and Mr. Coltrane have
taken our team toward the Western
The yell. “Bang! Whistle! Boom!”,
didn’t get much whistling except for
some people saying the word whistle.
We wonder whether the red socks we
wore were swiped or donated from the
The little football game in the corner
of the field was attracting quite a bit
BY SCORE OF 4 TO 1
Local Girls Outplay Wilming
ton During First Half—G. H.
S. Scores Four Goals Then
MUCH GOOD DRIBBLING
Lyon, Goodwin, Lea and Van Noppen
Star for Locals—Only Juniors and
Seniors Play for Wilmington.
If the Leaksville boys learned some
thing else abut the game every time
they had a conference, they ought to
Quite often we pause in the daily rou
tine of life to sing the praises of our
football heroes and our coaches. This
is indeed very fitting for they surely
deserve all the praise and more than we
can give them. But, though we seldom
forget to laud our stars and favorites,
there is a class which (it is sad to say)
we quite neglect.
The umi)ire, the referee, the timekeep
er and the linesman win scant praise
from our li])s and yet how could the
game he played without them? The fi
nal word rests with them. It is their
duty to see that fair play and honesty
are practiced throughout the game.
They must be on their guard always,
fair minded, impartial and honest. The
part that they play is very important
and without them we would have no
football games only free for all fights.
Therefore, since the part these men
play in our great game of football, is
so large, let us pause and give expres
sion to the gratitude which we feel deep
in our hearts. Let us say to the um
pires, linesmen, referees, and timekeep
ers: thank vou.
Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, the Greens
boro Hockey team defeated the Wil
mington girls on the Mclver field by
the score of 4-1. During the first half
Wilmington failed to score, while
Greensboro was amassing four goals.
The last half was a different story; Wil
mington kept the ball out of Greens
boro’s territory, scoring one point
The first half was characterized by a
great deal of dribbling by M. Lyon,
Goodwin, I.ea, and Van Noppen. Lyon
displayed ability at quick passing. Hard
fighting marked the last half with the
play centering around Wilmington’s
goal. Greensboro’s point getters were
Norcum, two; Goodwin and Lea, one
Since only Juniors and Seniors are
allowed to participate in the game at
Wilmington, they have only rather
a small number of candidates to pick
the team from.
WUm i )i (/ ton Green n boro
Rachael Hunt M. I^yon
Mary B. Silvia I. Murray
Mary King R. Goodwin
Helen Sailing Clyde Norcum
Emilie Jewett Dot. Lea
Edna Vines A. Applewhite
C. Fitch — M. Price
Kath. Hubbard A. Lyon
Mary E. Schulker E. Crews
Margaret Walton C. Van Nopiren
E. Ceowratie R. Lipscomb
Substitutions: Greensboro—M. Wil
liams for M. I.yon, C. IJndau for Nor
cum, L. Leonard for Applewhite.
That girls athletics are now gaining
their proper place in the high schools
to have games with other teams in the
hockey game that G. H. S. played with
tlie Wilmington high school. Lentil this
year a girls hockey team was supposed
to have games with other terns in the
city; but this year they have changed
and the present schedule , calls for a
trip to Southern Pines and to other
places that the football team would have
to make but do not have a chance. We
are with you girls.
After viewing the races at Charlotte
the writer has come to the conclusion
that we, the students of G. H. S., should
have a racing team and arrange for
meets with this city. Any skeeter driv
er should be eligible.
Mr. Aycock, we are sorry to see your
ambitions for developing a team for
cross country trail in the dust but we
can easily see that student support
would be necessary for such an under
taking. Better luck next time.
GIRLS’ ATHLETIC COUNCIL
AWARDS POINTS FOR CAMPING
The Girl’s Atliletic Council held its
first meeting November 3, to check up
on the i)oints won by the girls at camp
this summer. Points won at camp in
activities which count in the regular
higli scliool curriculum may be trans
ferred as twenty-five per cent of the
number of points necessary to receive
an award. In the case of a “G” which
counts 200 points, 50 points are award
ed; for a monogram 100 points; for a
star 25 points. Points won this sem
ester in swimming and hiking were al
so checked. The appointment of a
committee to get up a stunt for Friday
13, concluded the meeting.
Mr. Stanley Johnson is looking for
men to take part in the intra-mural
basketball contests. When this was
put before the Boys Athletic Associa
tion, it looked as if there would be a
large number out but as yet there have
been no games played. Boys, get out
Greensboro is to have the new stadium
and it will mean a great deal to the
school and to the students. With this
new place large enough to acommodate
the crowds and situated as it is, the
city will soon be after the erection of
this memorial. It will be a center for
all of the important college struggles.
And as any loyal citizen truly says
“sure Greensboro is progressing.”
Greensboro now ranks among the
“big four” how about a big one? A
class by ourselves, egad m’lad.
The golf team must be having a dull
time this week. Where are all of the
knickers which were once so noticeable.
OF CLASS BASKETBALL
Greensboro was successful for the
first time in two years in winning a
game from High Point. Winston you
A fortnight ago certain of the faculty
were enthusiastically discussing intra
mural basketball. They believed that
at last the problem of providing ath
letics for a large group was successful
ly solved. No longer would a very
small minority of students enter the
realm of sports. Now these faculty
members speak of basketball in hushed
tones and with down cast eyes. Why?
Simply this. Not yet having attained
the rank of super beings these worthy
gentlemen did as all humans are likely
to do. They misjudged. To be exact
they found that G. H. S. was not yet
ready tor athletics on a general scale.
Again why? And this time the question
is unanswerable. Are there not so much
as two score hearty lads out of G. H.
S’s. multitude of knowledge seeking
youths, who are interested in basket
ball; or is it that these same culture
seeking joung men are so intent upon
the search that they have no time for
How about it fellows? The faculty
has provided the courts; the balls and
the coaches. All that is lacking is the
players. A bare two score athletically
inclined youths; yet the other elements
are not of much use without them.
OUTCOME 19 TO 0
Brings Home the Bacon in the
First Game of the
Greensboro Scores In Every Quarter
Except Third—Smith, Shelton
and Maus Star.
Thursday afternoon, November 5, at
Cone Park, the Purple Whirlwind open
ed the elimination series for Greens
boro High School by defeating Leaks
ville High School 19 to 0.
The game oj^ened with Greensboro
kicking to I.eaksville but after a couple
of attempts to carry the ball through
the line Leaksville returned the kick and
from that time on seemed to take a
position of defense. Greensboro tried
several passes but at no time in the
game did she gain very much ground
through the air route. Greensboro made
numerous fumbles but recovered them
with ease. Leaksville played a good
game, but the boys from Greensboro
were a little bit better on the science of
Scores were made by Greensboro in
the first, second and fourth quarters.
In the first quarter Greensboro carried
the ball down to the goal of their op
ponents by a series of runs by Maus
and Smith. Watson carried the ball
over the line but Maus failed to make
the extra point. Greeiisboro rushed
the ball down under their rivals’ goal
and started for another touchdown.
Here the second quarter’s touchdown
was made. The third quarter passed
without a score but in the fourth quar
ter Shelton and Smith made four suc
cessive first downs and the ball was
rushed down to the goal. Maus car
ried the ball across and scored the ex
The work of the I.eaksville center
(Owens), of Smith, Shelton, and the
work tliat Maus accomplished on his
broken field running was worthy of com
G. Homey Krantz
J. Matson Rowe (Capt.)
(Continued on ‘page six)
GIRLS LOSE WAY ON
HIKE TO BUFFALO CHURCH
J’uesday, November 3, about twelve
girls ot tile Hiking Club, with Miss
Greenwaldt as tlieir leader, set out for
Buffalo Presbyterian Church. The
group went by the Proximinity Cotton
Mill and traveled onward until the lead
er became rather doubtful as to the
way. Stopping at some lady’s house,
they inquired the way to Summit Ave.
They found they had gotten on the
v rong road and so abandoned the
thought of going to Buffalo Church.
Lpon retracing their steps, going over
a bridge, and up a “cinder” roadway,
the group found itself at Cone Park.
It was a cold and tired group of girls
"ho bade each other farewell at the
“parting of the ways” about 5:45 o’clock
FINAL RESULT 46-6
Both Teams Well Represented
by Enthusiastic Cheer
WINSTON NEXT OPPONENT?
Pointers Scored Only When Coach
Fordham Sent in Reserves—
On Thursday, November 11 at Cone
Park, G. H. S. Purple Whirlwind won
the second game of the championship
race 46 to 6 when they defeated High
Point. Greensboro completely out
played the lads from the furniture city,
scoring in every quarter. Greensboro
relied only on straight football while
High Point gained mostly on their aer
Greensboro’s entire backfield showed
up well. I’he backs gained almost at
will. In Maus Greensboro has a de
pendable quarterback who bids fair to
rival Red Grange, with his long runs.
At one time Maus ran through the en
tire Fligh Point team for 50 yards for
a touchdown. Captain Watson returned
to the game and showed up brilliantly
on both offense and defense. Smith,
Greensboro’s left half, also played a
sjoectacular game. Greensboro’s inter
ference showed up better than at any
time during the season. Kearns, High
Point end, showed up best for the losers.
It was he who recovered a Greensboro
fumble and ran for High Point’s only
Coach Fordham ran his reserves into
the game after it had been put on ice
by the varsity. It was after the re
serves had been sent in that High Point
scored their only touchdown of the after
A number of fans accompanied the
team from High Point. Both schools
were reioresented by a large cheering
section. Due to this victory Greensboro
is the winner of the first group of the
western championship. Greensboro will
probably meet M'^inston-Salem at Chapel
Hill. A hard fought and close game is
looked for between these ancient rivals.
Greensboro (46) High Point (6)
(Continued on page five)
The Girls’ Monogram Club conducted
the chapel program of the Girls Ath
letic Association, Thursday, November
The subject of the talks by the mem
bers carried out the word “Sports” as
the subject of each talk began with a
letter of “sports”. Dorothy Lea dis
cussed Scholarship; Hazel Brown, Pos
ture; Mary Tilly, Obedience; Ruth Wat
son, Ready; Elizabeth Umberger, Train
ing; and Margaret Hood, Sportsman
Mr. J. D. Wilkins, a prominent busi
ness man of Greensboro and an old
friend of the school, talked on “Sports
manship”. The speaker stated that this
subject need not be stressed so much
to the players as to the observers. R
was sportsmanship in every day life and
in dealing with each other that he plead
In closing Mr. Wilkins explained the
Memorial Stadium idea and told how
each student might participate in the
drive to secure funds with which to