May 4, 1928
TEAM WINS CIYITAN
MEET AT STADIUM
Charlotte Wins Second Place.
High Point and Asheville
Take Third and Fourth
BROWN IS HIGH SCORER
No Records Are Broken Because of the
Biting Cold Weather—Phoenix and
Goodwin Take Two Firsts
Greensboro High track team won the
sixth annual Civitan track and field
classic held at the World War Me
morial Stadium, last Saturday after
noon. During the whole contest a
biting wind chilled the contestants, and
made running difficult.
Some two hundred athletes from
more than a dozen schools, represent
ing all sections of the state, appeared
Saturday to compete for the team and
indiivdual trophies awarded to the win
Due to the large number of entrants
it was necessary to run oft heats in
practically all track events. This, com
bined with the inclemency of the
weather, prevented the breaking of any
records, though most of the “times,”
and the distance “times,” were very
Theron Brown, as usual, was high
scorer, capturing 20 points; first place
ill the discus, first in the shot, first in
the javelin, and first in the broad
jump. Clarence Phoenix scored 10
points, taking first in the mile and first
in the half-mile. “Red” Goodwin also
scored 10 points, capturing first place
in the 100-yard and 220-yard dashes.
The final score was : Greensboro, 64;
Charlotte, 55 r High Point, 26 1-4;
Asheville, 14 1-2.
The meet was run oft In a very com
petent manner, spectators being kept
in the stands.
OFHCERS OF G. H. S.
Mark T. Lambeth
Goodwin, Hauck, Cram, Walker,
Sockwell, Browne, Leak, and
Wood Are the Nominees
CHOSEN BY COMMITTEE
GIRLS’ ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Secretary of the State Girls’
HEADS GIRLS’ ATHLETICS
BOYS’ TENNIS TEAM WINS
IN EVERY MEET SO FAR
Sockwell and Andrews Considered One
of the Best Double Teams
! in the State
SEVERAL GAMES ON SCHEDULE
The boys’ tennis team of G. H. S.
has played three matches this year.
The members of the team are: singles,
John Sockwell, Clyde Andrews, Joe
Hendricks, R. J. Whittington, Lyon
Holmes, Bernard Money, Charles Crews
and Jack Kleemier. There is no set
doubles team. They change around to
give every boy a chance.
Miss Nellie K. Dry, science instruc
tor and director of girls’ athletics at
G. H. S., came to Greensboro High
School from Concord, N. C. Miss Dry
graduated at Lenoir-Rhyne with an
A. B. degree.
Miss Dry has been very active in
promoting the activities of the G. H.S.
students, especially girls’ athletics. ShQ
was very active in organizing the local
association as well as the state associa
tion, of which she is now secretary.
All the Nominees Have Been Active in
High School Work—Mose of Them
Wear Schol Monograms
Miss Dry, or “Auntie Blossom,” a^
she is called by many of the girls, was
responsible for the organization of the
Girls’ Monogram Club.
She was head chairman of the circus
given at Greensboro High School last
fall, for the purpose of starting a Com
munity Chest fund for G. H. S.
Miss Dry has been a faithful worker
for athletics at G. H. S. She has
coached the girls’ basketball team for
several years, but was relieved by Mr.
Stanley Johnson last fall, since her
health forced her to give it up,
“Auntie Blossom” has been an in
spiring leader, a true friend, and a
good sport for the students to follow
ever since she has been among them.
The nominees for the officers of the
Girls’ Athletic Association have been
selected by the nominating committee
composed of Rachel Lipscomb, Eliza
beth Leak, and Duella Walker. The
committee selects two nominees for
each office, and there is one more nom
ination from the floor.
The nominees selected are as follows:
President, Rose Goodwin and l.illian
Hauck; vice-president, Edna Sockwell,
and Leila G. Cram. Lenora Walker and
Carl Lane Browne were chosen for sec
retary, while Elizabeth Leak and Eliz
abeth Wood were chosen for press re
Since they have been in high school,
these nominees have been active in
every phase of work. All but Lenora
Walker are in the Monogram Club, and
Lenora is going strong for hers. Carl
Lane Browne is president of the Girls’
Monogram Club and is a loyal support
er of not only all athletics, but of every
organization and activity, as are all the
girls. Rose Goodwin acted as vice-pres
ident of the association this year.
G. H. S. TRACK SQUAD
OF NORTH CAROLINA
Phoenix, Leforte, Brown, Wea
ver, Goodwin, and Robinson
Win Honors in Track
T. BROWN IS HIGH SCORER
First Time Greensboro High Has Won
Championship — Charlotte High
Title-holder for 5 Years
GIRLS' BASEBALL TEAM
DEFEATS HIGH POINT HI
LED BY M. LAMBETH
Purple and Gold Track Team
Owes Its Success to
WAS STAR AT CAROLINA
Teams Are About Evenly Matched—Bat
ting of Locals Is Superior to
That of Visitors
PLAY WINNER OF OTHER GROUP
The games so far have been: Bur
lington at G. H. S. Greensboro won,
four to two. Greensboro also defeated
Guilford. In another match with Win
ston-Salem, G. H. S. won.
The schedule included: Greensboro
at Winston-Salem on April 25, Char
lotte at Greensboro on April 26, and
later there will be matches with High
Point and Oak Ridge.
John Sockwell and Clyde Andrews
are considered one of the best doubles
teams in the state.
GIRLS’ BASEBALL TEAM
Teams Are Evenly Matched in First
Part of the Game—Walker and
Tye Play Well
WHY THEY WON
The trac kteam of G. PI. S. has a
story behind its state championship.
Looking over the buildings when these
athletes go to school, one can see many
The girls’ baseball team met the
Guilford High team in the first cham
pionship baseball game on Mclver field,
Saturday, April 14. Both teams worked
hard and were evenly matched in the
first part of the game. At the last,
however, the Greensboro squad suc
ceeded in taking the lead, and finally
ended with an 11 to 6 score in their
The stellar playing of Walker and
Tye for the Purple and Gold, and of
Marshburn and Meacham for Guilford
were main features of the game.
Thus far, the Greensboro girls have
played well and won four games, los-
lu a hard fought, fast game, the
Greensboro girls defeated the High
Point baseball team with a score of 12
to 4. The game was played Thursday
As far as field work was concerned
the two teams were about evenly
matched, but the superior batting of
the Greensboro girls won the game for
them. The High Point team showed
good team work. Stout being their out
Though there was no outstanding
player for Greensboro, they played well
as a whole and worked together, show
ing the best team work of the season.
Winning this game, which was the
second of the championship, entitles
G. H. S. to play the winner of the
other championship group.
The Purple and Gold track team,
state champions of this year, owe much
credit for their success this season
to their coach, Mark Lambeth.
Coach Lambeth has been connected
with the Greensboro squad for two
j'ears. In this time he has developed
the first championship track team G.
H. S. has ever known.
Lambeth, before coming to Greens
boro, was a star athlete at Carolina.
He was a member of the Carolina
track team for four years, making three
letters during this time. In his sopho
more year he held the state record for
the two-mile and broke the state rec
ord in a dual meet with Georgia.
In his junior year Coach Lambeth
was elected captain of the cross-coun-
trj^ team at Carolina. This team won
the championship of the state.
Besides track. Coach Lambeth has
participated in other sports, such as
baseball and basketball.
Coach Lambeth is well pleased with
his squad of track men and states that
he believes them to he the best bunch
of high school track men ever to be
assembled in N. C.
For the first time in the N. C. his
tory of track championships, Greens
boro high track team, on April 20, won
this coveted honor, piling up a total of
33 points. Theron Brown was high
scorer, amassing 18 points. He placed
first in the discus, javelin, and broad
jump, and second in the shot put.
A dozen teams, representing the
cream of athletic ability from all parts
of the state, gathered at Chapel Hill
to enter the contest which lasted all
day Friday, April 20. The prelimina
ries began at 10 o’clock in the morn
ing ; the finals at 3 in the afternoon.
Three state records were broken.
Williams, of Oxford, tossed the shot
47 feet, 11 inches. This bettered by one
foot the state record made in 1916.
Reid, of Charlotte, ran the 120-yard
low hurdles in 14 4-5 seconds, one-fifth
of a second better than his own state
record. Brewer, of Winston-Salem,
cleared 5 feet, 9 inches for a new rec
ord in the high jump.
Clarence Phoenix led the field in the
mile run. Carrol Weaver took second
place in the 440. Romeo LeForte took
third place in the half mile. “Red”
Goodmn scored second place in the
220 and third place in the 100-yard
The Wilmington relay team captured
the relay event, the Greensboro team
taking third place.
HIGH POINT GIRLS’ TRACK
TEAM WINS OVER LOCALS
Duella Walker Proves Sensation of the
Meet in Scoring—Takes Three
First Places for Greensboro
GIRLS’ NET TEAM STARTS
SEASON WITH WINSTON
Ballance, Curtis, Clements, Golden,
Hardin, Edna and Elizabeth Sockwell
Compose the Tennis Team
TO PLAY OFF TIE WITH WINSTON
The girls’ tennis team of G. H. S.
has made a very good showing this
year, in spite of the fact that they have
no place to practice.
“N. C. O. W. has been very nice
about letting us use their courts,” said
Edna Sockwell, the manager.
The seven girls on the team are:
Lydia Ballance, Marion Curtis, Virginia
Clements, Margaret Golden, Louise
Hardin, Elizabeth Sockwell, and Edna
Sockwell. Elizabeth and Edna Sock-
Greensboro Girls’ Track team lost to well compose one doubles team, and
Nap Lnfty is playing third base on
the varsity at Carolina. Class ’25.
interesting features which have aided
them in their success in the field. Im
mediately behind the school is a well
kept track although it does belong to
the railroad. With so many flights of
steps it is necessary to hasten one’s
steps in order to get to class on time,
and the rnh to lunch is a splendid
opportunity for cross-country runners.
The creek beyond the train tracks
trains broad jumpers who are on their
way home to lunch. The penalty for
failure is wet feet or a sudden bath.
Race horses sleep in barns and at high
school many track stars do the same.
ing one game to Winston-Salem. For
the past three years, in spite of many
handicaps, Greensboro girls have won
the championship in baseball, and they
seem to be well on their way to another
championship for G. H. S.
The track team left Wednesday for
College Park, Maryland, to compete in
the South Atlantic track meet. This
is sponsored by Maryland University
each year. Last year the team was
fourth with only two men participating,
Clarence Phoenix and Theron Brown.
The school is looking for Coach Lam
beth’s men to bring back many laurels,
if not first place.
Jimmie Mans, fomrer G. H. S. star,
is regular catcher for the Tar Heels
this year, beating a letter man out for
the position. Class ’26.
Where is the G. H. S. pep? The base
ball teams deserve the support of the
whole student body. Back your team!
Greensboro has added another state
championship to her list. The first
state track championship in the
school’s history has been won by the
boys’ track team.
Onr cup is running over, or at least
G. H. S. is running off with a number
of cups. The music contest, the track
team. High Life, and Homespun have
all brought back a good many trophies.
The requirements of a good cheer
leader are; someone with plenty of
pep who can make the rooters feel as
he does; a real leader, and someone
the team of High Point in a hard-
fought dual meet held April 20, at High
Duella Walker, Greensboro’s great
field star, proved the sensation of the
meet in the scoring line. Walker won
the following first places: 75-yard dash,
hurdles, and high jump.
Margaret Bowles took first place in
broad jumping, while Hazel Rawlins
won first place with a discus throw of
58 feet, 11 inches. Margaret Bowles
took second place in high jumping, and
Dorothy Spencer took third place in
The Greensboro entrants were as fol
lows; Duella Walker, Dorothy Spen
cer, Hazel Rawlins, Louise Hunter,
Flora Mclver, Carl Lane Browne, Vir
ginia Bobbitt, Madeline Wilhelm, Mar
garet Bowles, Marion Goodman, Mary
Bailey Williams, Evelyn Cornelius, and
Margaret Golden and Louise Hardin
The matches so far have been: Win
ston-Salem at Winston. Greensboro
lost this match. AVinston-Salem at
Greensboro. Greensboro won this tilt
from the Twin City girls. The locals
went to Burlington, but were defeated.
Burlington plays Greensboro again on
April 27. The Greensboro team is go
ing to Winston-Salem soon to play off
who can get the students to go to the
game the whole year and not just dur
ing one season.
There are plenty more baseball games
to be won, “with” the backing which
has not been given; however, the team
hopes to hear and see more backing in
the championship series. Track and
football are supported and they win, so
give the baseball teams support and
they will win.
CONDUCTED AT Y. W. C. A.
Ashby Wharton and AA’illiam Bur
roughs, examiners for the American
Red Cross Life-Saving Corps, have
been conducting classes at the Y. W.
C. A. for the past two months. The
class started with about ten members
but so far only four have completed
the tests. Mildred Smith, from N. C.
C. AV., Lily Stapleton and Rose Good
win passed the senior requirements
for life-saving. Carl Lane Browne re
newed her senior life-saving.
The Girls’ Athletic Association gives
50 points towards a monogram for the
passing of this test, and 30 for passing
the junior test.