May 27, 1932
'Athletes Receive Letters
At First Annual Gathering
RIVES ' *
’Cex’tificates Awarded to Both
Boys and Girls for Par
ticipation in Sports.
COACH WADE IS SPEAKER
Various Collei^es Represented While
Garland Daniel Appears in Behalf
of Institutions Out of State.
Winners of athletic oertiticates %'
jawarded Friday night, May 13, at an
:eveiit new to Greensboro high school,
Athletic Night. Certilicates were
ceived for the following sports: foot-
diiill, ci'oss-'^juiitry, basketball, boxing,
iwrestliug. baseball, track, and golf.
The atldetic council, '.ouiposed of
A. P. UoutJi, chairman; W. Phillips,
'principal of the school, the coach of
each sport, the captain of each team,
hud Jack Brown, representative of tlie
monogram wearers, decided athletes
should receive certificatiies.
Judge E. E. Rives Presides
Mr. Phillips introduced Judge E. E
Rives, who presided over the assembly
A number of e.x-athletes of Greensboro
high were present, and it was pointed
out tliat Greensboro has, at various
limes, been state champions in every
■feport except swimming.
Coach Wallace Wade Speaks
Main speaker of the night was Coach
•Wallace Wade, of Duke, who said, “De
velopment along the line of morals and
character, in which athletics play u
large part, has been recognized by the
held of education as being of more im-
, portaiice than the mere training of the
niiiid.” "Schools," he truntlnued, "are
interested in the training of bodies,
with characters, to attain in the end
citizens rather than merely scholar;
is now generally agreed that the
ranking tirst as students upon the
school campus are the athletes.”
Colleges Are Well Represented
Representing the various colleges of
the state were J. Max Hendrix, Da
vidson; Earl E. Rives, Carolina; Coach
Wade, Duke; Romeo LeForte, State;
Ben Ward, Wake Forest; Bill Stone,
Elou; Julian Beall. High Point; John
Anderson. Guilford; Garland Daniel,
ou-of-stale; all •colleges, J. 1>. Wilkins.
New Years Football
Sanford at Greensboro, September
Durham at Greensboro, September
Leaksville at Greensboro, Septem
Gastonia at Gastonia, October 7.
Salisbury at Greensboro, October
Charlotte at Greensboro, October
Reidsville at Greensboro, October
Winston at Greensboro, Novem
Barium Springs, at Barium Spring,
High Point at High Point, Novem
SPOTLIGHTS OF SPORTS
“Haven’t you finished hitching up that
horse yet. Jack? At the rate you’
going Sve’ll never get put to the
camp,” yelled Bill Venning.
“Have a heart, can’t eha? This horse
hasn’t seen a harness in a century.
Anyway, where’s Branch Fields? He’s
not here yet,” yelled back Jack Nowlin,
the newly elected boating councilor.
Grady Hardin at this moment ap
peared on the scene laden with food
stuffs, for he was to be the head man
in . the kitchen. He reported that
Branch had gone back for a bathing
suit. Imagine a swimming councilor
•ithout a bathing suit! “Bill, what are
you going to be councilor of?”
Woah!” from all four of the coun
cilors from Greensboro high schopl to
Miss Mary Coleman Awards'Girls
Miss Mary Coleman, director of
physical education at N. C. C. W., pre
sented monogram certificates to the
girls after a short talk, eongratulatini
the system wliit'h recognizes all round
ability rather than a *ipedaUzation.
Football i22o«ogr..io cerDfleaf^ "
presented by Ben Ward, J. D, Wilkins
awarded the basketball letters; Ray
mond Lainier the baseball certificates;
Max Hendrix the boxing ami wrestling
Bill Stoner the track certificates, add
golf, tenuis, and swimming honorable
. mention were awarded by Max I’ayne.
■ Total of 345 Athletea Out
Mr. Uonth said that during the past
year there was a total of athletes
out for the various sports, with football
leading with a total of 80. Tliere were
three squads, varsity of 30 players; re
serves of 35; and midgets of 25, Cross
country brought out 20 boys; basket
ball, 25; boxing, 20; wrestling, 25
baseball, 00; track, 45; golf, 20
tennis, 15swimming, 25. In addition
to these athletics, the tirst annual cake
race attracted 40 boys.
Those receiving certificates
Football, Jack Burroughs (captain)
Harry Wicker, Ed Ilartsook, Ralph
Riley. Charles i’emhertou, Harry Phil
lips, Elmer Wrenii, Allan Johnson, Oka
Hester. Nathan Lipscomb, Charles El
der, Sam Rees, Frank Pittman. Bill
' Eliits, Red Whitt, Ed Lee, Sid Ogburn,
^ Branch I'ields, George Causey, Hyman
Ellison (manager). L. C. Belding
' (coach), W. M, Hamilton. A. P. Konth,
■ Baseball; Red Whitt, Elmer Wrenn,
;jack Brown, Isaac Fesmire. Jack Bur-
; roughs, Harry Wicker. Sid Kelley, Ed
Martin (manager), L. C- Belding
Baschall; Reil Riley, Pld Cilements,
Buck Peake. Hughes Clements, Lee
Wall. Charles Carrol, Red Whitt, -Amos
Shelton. Ernest Ray, Bill Wharton, Eu-
geiieiBullock, Billy .Terome (manager)
J. Stanley Johnson (coach).
Track: Bill Elias. Powell Banner.
Jack Burroughs, Jack Nowlin, David
Miller, Jack Brown, Elmer W
T. Coleman. Joe McDonald (manager)
A. P. Reuth (coach).
Gulf: Bill Venning. Carl Jeffress, Bill
Bonkemeyer, Ernest Remmy, Frank
Causey. L. C.. Belding (coach).
Tennis: Speight Bird, Waldo Porter,
Carl Carlson, Jack Staples, G. P. Cobh
Boxiiig; Jimmy Tuttle, Hal Justice,
Sam Rees, R. J. Alien (captain). Jesse
Moreeld, W. S. Hamilton (coach).
Wrestling: Fd Benbow, William
Bell, Johnny King. Ed Douglas (cap
tain). Dudley Foster, Fred Kuury.
Billy '.Holding, Jimmy Hodgin, Hilton
OerriUi-er. Fred Work, Holt Neese
(luaiiauer), A. P. l?nntli (coach).
('rossicountry; Fred Koury (cap
tain), .,eRoy Suttles, Austin Eovin.
Vernon Langley, Hubert Rochelle, Her
bert Montgomery, David .Miller, A. P
Girls' Verflfieates; Katherine Elli-
smi. Gene Hay. Eva Mae Edmondson,
Margaret Knight, Marian Goodman.
Helen Kirkvan, and Josephine Lucas.
Honorable Mention; Swimming—Hll-
ATHLETE RECORD WON
BY JACK BURROUGHS
Is Only Four Letter Man in High
School; Has Basketball, Track, Foot,
ball, Baseball Letters-
Juck Burroughs is one of the best if
not the best athlete that has ever been
'eensl)oro high sehoot He not onl.v
excelled in physiii'l ability, but in
sportsmanship which is the most Impor
He has been a good athlete all of his
way through school, but the last year
IS been his best season by far.
In the past year he was captain and
end on the football team and woi
same places on the all-state team.
as forward on the basketball squad
and one of the best in the state. He
11 the track team on which he
threw the .iaveliii, which he has thrown
TT feet, which if it had been official,
ould have been the state record, ran
the 440 and the 20, and pole vaulted.
■ is the only four letter man in
iishoro liigh now. He received let-
in the three sports In baseball
•liich team one year he played
vill not be bac-k next year and we
surely will mis.s him. hut we congratu
late him oil what he has done.
Jack has not yet decided which
school he will go to next year, It is
tliought tliai he will go to some prep
To H. H. Diploma—12,480 Miles
Saginaw, Mich., (ABS)—How long
is the road to high graduation? Just
12,480 miles. If the experiment made by
the journalism class at Arthur Hill
high school here is proof. A member
of the class wore a speedometer to
school and discovered that he averaged
four and one-half miles a day—two
and one-half In school. At this rate
the student walks 26 miles a v
104 a month. 1.040 a year, and 12,480
in the 12 years before he finishes high
SENIORS CELEBRATE KID DAY
Dignified senior's, bah! Perhaps you
think they are visitors from the gram
mar schools, but don’t they greatly re-
seiuhle the seniors who just the other
were in long trousers, long dresses,
and hose? We will all have to forgive
them for this action for we must re
member we too will someday be old
and in our second childhood.
Bad little boys untie little girls'
.sasbes and pull their “curls," A toy
car and wagon being pulled over the
grass, scratches on the desks, ngly
drawings on the l)oard, all done by the
Oil well, oh well, perliap.s we, too. in
later years will yearn to be a kid c
more. As the old saying goes; we
a child only once, so have a good time;
hut now you are a child once and
ton Gerringer, Joe McDonald, Billy
Murphy, George FIncke, and Sidney
Good Baseball Material
Baseball was another very successful sport. This year there was
plenty of material for a good team as most of the players were ex
perienced, and there was a good baseball team. If they had only won
their last game from (.'harlotte we would have been Western Conference
Champions and probably state champions, The'last game with Char
lotte was a hard game and Charlotte won by only a narrow margin.
Experienced Trackmen Are Few
This year seemed to be our lean year or the darkest hour in track,
but as the-lean year comes before the fat one and the darkest hour
before the dawn, I think that next year holds in store a very successful
track season. This year we were handicapped by not having enougii
men that had had experience. We had a lot of raw material this year
that will probably improve very much by next year. This year would
probably have been a better success if so many of our best trackmen
had not been ineligible.
Coaching Staff Efficient
Greensboro high school was fortunate this year in having an excel
lent coaching staff. For football we had Belding, Routh, and Hamil
ton; for basketball, Belding; for baseball, Johnson; for track, Routh;
for cros-s country, Routh; for wrestling. Routh; for boxing, Hamilton;
for tennis, Cobb ; for golf, Belding; and for girls’ sports, ^Miss Robinson.
Eleven Won Five Out of Nine Games
Our football team won five out of nine games last season. The
whole team, on the average, played good ball with very few excep
tions. This season turned out the all-state end and captain, Jack Bur
roughs, who played the same position on our team. Several other
playens received honorable mention.
Basketball Season Good
Basketball was one of the most successful .sports^of the season.
Although the team had only nine players from which to choose a quin
tet, they won the N. C. State College’s Seventh Annual Invitation tour
nament at Raleigh and nine of the fifteen games in the Western Con
ference. If the team had won their second game with Charlotte, they
•ould have won the Western Conference Championship and probably
the state championship They almost won their last game with Char
lotte, for it required two extra periods of hard play, and we were de
feated by only two points.
Our cross country team won the state meet. Those on the team
were Koury, Miller, Suttles, and Loving.
Wrestling was successful also, one state title was won by Koury of
the 135-lb. class in the state meet. The team, as a whole, came in third.
Our boxers had a tough season mainly because of the lack of
Our tennis and golf teams had a fair season.
The swimming team was very good, hut because of lack of compe
tition was not a success.
The girls’ sports would have l)een a bigger succes.s if more girls
wiu) would make good athletes would take an interest in sports.
Whirlwinds Third in Annual Meet
Greensboro high einderraen plaeed-last in the annual Western Con-'
ference track meet held at High Point. April 9. The poor showing was
due, mainly, to the absence of several of its most important members
who were on the sick list.
Charlotte took first place, nosing out the Black Bisons from High
Point by 1 1-2 points. Salisbury took second from Winston by a close
margin. Wr^^nn, Burroughs, and Brown were the scorers for the locals,
each getting one point.
Stars of the meet were: Frank Sizemore, High Point, who broke
the state record for the 100-yard dash by running it in ten seconds
fiat; Montgomery, his team mate, who starred in the relay and took
first in the low hurdles; and Captain Harold Sutton, who placed first
in the shot, discus, and javelin for Charlotte.
Wrenn, Brown, and Nowlin Star for Locals
Coach Routh’a trackmen placed third in the triangular meet be
tween High Point, Salisbury, and Greensboro at High Point, April 23.
The final score was: High Point 59 1-3; Salisbury 49 1-2; and Greens
boro 34. Better form was shown at this meet than had been shown
previously, and Coach Routh was well-pleased with the outcome.
Wrenn, Nowlin, and Brown starred for Greensboro. Wrenn took first
place in the shot-put with a throw of over 46 feet. Nowlin placed an
easy first for the locals in the mile run, while Brown won first injhe
discus throw. Other Greensboro entrants scoring points were
roughs, Hinton, Miller, and Elias.
High Point’s star was Frank Sizemore, who was also the outstand
ing man of the meet. Grahanp showed up well for Salisbury, taking
place in the high jump, and doing good in the relay, which was won
Winston Nine Wins Over Pointers
The Whirlwind nine received a real break when the Winston-
Salem team defeated High Point in their final game before the race for
competition in the championship games. This defeat gave all these
teams a tie, which meant that Greensboro still had a chance i.or the
championship. Had High Point beaten Winston. Greensboro’s season
would have been closed.
Both teams won from the locals in the early season, but Greensboro
soon turned, and defeated them by large scores.
Since all three teams were tied for first place, they drew to see
..'hieh would play first. High Point drew a bye, giving Greensboro
the opportunity to play Winston on the local diamond.
Eligible Trackmen Defeat Ineligibles
The eligible track team won the meet which was held at the Me
morial Stadium, April 19, by an overwhelming score of 80 1-3 to 30 1-2.
The object in having this meet was to create more interest m track.
The varsity had had a tough season, losing in several meets, so the ineli
gibles, thinking the loss was due to their not being members of the regu
lar team, challenged the eligibles to a meet. Results showed an increase
the school’s spirit and interest toward this sport as well as encourag
Quakers Take Triangular Meet
Whirlwind tracksters won second place in the triangular meet
with the Guilford Reserves and Sanford high school, Friday, April 29
„„ Guilford’s field. Guilford was given a close race for first place by
the local team, but the Quakers finally nosed them out by eight points.
Sanford captured first place in all the running events with excellent
showing from the Tuggs brothers.
Elmer Wrenn and Jack Burroughs were outstanding for Greens
boro. Wrenn placed first in the shot-put and second in the discus
while Burroughs came in first in the javelin with a throw of 177 feet,
4 inches, beating the state records.
Others winning points for the Gate City squad were: Coleman,
Nowlin, Brown, Marsh, Fincke, Miller, and Elias.
97 Letters Awarded
There were 97 letters awarded to athletes for skillfulness in various
sports for the'recently ended season. Jack Burroughs was our only
four-letter man who starred in football, basketball, track, and baseball.
The three letter men were Wrenn, who received awards for football,
basketball and track, ..nd Whitt, who starred in football, basketball,
and baseball. Men who won two letters were Koury, Miller, Elias,
Wicker, Brown. Rees.'Fesmire, Wharton, and Riley,
received two stars for girls’ sports.
FIVE RECORDS ARE
BROKEN IN ANNUAL
In Elimination Game
Charlotte’s Team Defends Title
Successfully—G. H. S.
G. H. S. COACH IN CHARGE
High Point YVins Second, Led by Size-
more; Burroughs. Wrenn and
Five records were broken in the ninth
annual Civitan track meet held at the
Greensboro Memorial Stadium Friday,
May 6. Lester Belding" was in charge
of the occasion, which got under way
about 1:30. The field events were run
off first, followed by tlie preliminaries
for the winning events. The finals for
the running, events were run off about
Ouaeli Milstead’s Charlotte team,
which was barred from the meet until
tlie last minute, defended their title
successfully. Captain' Harold Suttou of
the Wildcats was the individual star of
the meet, winning 13 points, while Guy
Soule captured 11 joints for the Wild
High- Point, favored to win the title
placed second. The Black Bisons weff
led by Prann Sizemore, who galloped to
first places in the 100-yard dash
Greensboro high placed sixth in
meet, fetting 12 points. Coach Houth
saved some of his good
medley relay. bUt they failed to come
through. Burrnuglis, Wrenn and B;row
were the high scorers of the local-squad.
IVrcnn got third in the shot-put and
fourth in the discus, while Brown took
second in the discus, and Burroughs
ond in the .javelin throw. Coleman
placed fourth in the low hurdles, trail
ing Kennerly. who managed to get
third. The Biiedley relay was ^von by
WHAT MAKES THE GAME
I fumbled," said the sad-eyed lad.
And lost the golden obaiice I had!"
That’s quite all right,” his eoaeh re
‘I understand liow hard you tried.
Forget it now! Go hack and fight
With all your strength and all youi
•Take hold of this consoling thought:
If every ball that's thrown were
If no one faltered: no one fell;
If every play we tried went well;
If gain with every venture came.
There would be nothing to the game.
‘What makes the game? Not perfect
But golden chances thrown away!
The fumbled ball; the slight mistake
Which men, however skillful, make;
The faulty judgment and the will
To wait and work for victory still.
“.And so with life! If all were plain.
If men perfection could attain:
If neither doubt, nor loss, nor fear
Should ever test our courage here; .
If ye knew all. and all could see.
The)! deadly dull this life would be."
(•riiti'nniaUyht. Centennial High
School, Pueblo, Colorado.
WRENN WILL CAPTAIN
1933 FOOTBALL SQUAD
Is Three Letter Man, Winner of .Awards
in Football, Basketball, Track;
Only Old Player in Line.
WILL PLAY GUARD POSITION
Peake Hurled Good Ball—Char-
loote’s Fielding in
LOCALS LEAD IN HITS
Gadd Leads Charlotte in Hitting; Whar
ton and Peake Lead Locals; Sen
iors’ Last Game.
GreeBisborO’s baseball season was
closed when the Whirlwinds lost- the
second and final game of the Western
Conference Class A ebanpionship se
ries with Charlotte high school, .May 13,
at the Memorial Stadium, by the score
of 4 to 3, The first game of the series
was played in the Queen City, and
Groeusboru lost by 2-0.
In the secoBid game, Greensboro hit
King of Charlotte several times but
could not score until the last inning,
while Charlotte’s hitting did not exceed
a hit each inning. Charlotte followed
up errors with bingles for runs.
Peake hurled good ball for the local
team, allowing only six hits, while hi^.
teammates were collecting 13. Thfe out
field for the liom-
the first three
The football captain for next season’s
Purple AVbirlwinds will be Elmer
Charlotte, with Winston second. High j Wrenn, who has played guard for some
Point third, and Greenalioro fourth.
Greensboro’s hope for a second po
sition -was blasted when it was decided
to let the Charlotte squad enter the
meet. The weight men of the local
squad would have won more points if
it had not been for the excellent show-
ng of the weight men from the Queen
City. The Greensboro inilcrs also had
ir chance to capture some points,
but they did not enter that event be
cause Coach Routh wanted a fresh group
for tlie medley relay. The locals took
the lead in the medley but failed to
hold it and were forced to take fourth
was tliought, through previous re
ports, that Charlottet would not be al-
loweil -to enter the meet because of
filing the entry hiank after the re
quired time, and the Civitan eomrairttee
bad already voted not to allow the team
The Civitans, however, left the en
trance of the Charlotte team with the
coaches of the other schools entering
the meet, and they decided the day be
fore the meet to allow th Charlotte
team to enter. How different the out-,
come would have been had they not
‘. He was eleetel by the football
who have already received letters,
Wednesday, May 11.
'renn has been excellent as variety
guard for the past three years and re
ceived the distinction of being included
on several all-star line-ups last fall. Be
sides being one of the most outstand
ing offensive players, Wrenn ^Iso
drop-kicked the extra points for the
eleven last season.
Since Wrenn is the only old player
in the line-up for next year, with the
exeeptioii of Oka Hester, center, he will
be looked to by Coach Lester Rel*’“8
as tl;e leader of the forward ^a!l.
Beside lieing a three-letter man,
Wrenn also stars in his other two
sports. He wn-s elected honorary cap
tain of the *aaketball team at the close
oj7 season, and stood out as the
most consistent snore, op the track
team. Te also throws the weigins iri
the track season, particularly the
KNOT HOLE TICKETS
ISSUED THIRD TIME
1932 BASEBALL TEAM
ELECTS RILEY CAPTAIN
Senior High Club Names Honorary
Leader Before Western Conference
Game With Charlotte.
Before the first Western Conference
game with Charlotte, the baseball flub
of Senior high elected their hoiiorary
captain for 1932, hoping It would give
them good luck. The name of the eap-
•!is Ralph Riley, a senior and reg
ular catcher of the team.
Riley, better known a.s “Red" among
the memliers of the team, is finishing
his third season witli the scliool team
and has distinguished himself not only
■utcher but as a hitter. Ills name
has been inentioued a number of times
for all-state selections. IfDey is the
•ncr of letters for three seai
Through the courtesy of the Greens
boro Patriots, who are members of the
Piedmont baseball league, knot hole
tickets have been issued for the third
Approximately 150 Senior high stu
dents who had not yet reached its age
limit of 16 years, were given knot hole
This ticket, which is a season pass,
entitles its holder to free admission to
all the liame games of the Patriots,
■itli the exception of games played
holidays or other special occasions.
Dick Laundry Co.
Launderers and Dry ]
team was po..i in
periods, but sooir
vhile the Charlotte
excellent prior to
the last when it fell considerably.
Shelton’s error caused Brady, the
first man up, to reach first. Brady then
stole around to third, and Gadd sent
him home with a single.
A couple of errors in the second in
ning put Mulligan and Deibl on.base.
Beam knocked them in with a long sin
gle, nearly good for a two-bagger, but
was caught wliile the first two men -were
crossing the plate.
Another error brought Black safely
in in the next inning, and Morris sent
him down with a hunt. Gadd hit again
and the Charlotte tally of four was com
plete. Coach Johnson changed Ray
from the left field to third and put
Clements in the outfield. The 'Whirl
winds hit off in fair form the rest of
The locals managed to gee a man or
two on the saek^, in practically every
inning up to tiie last without scoring.
Greensboro started a rally in the last
inning that netted the pair of runs.
Rees, pinch hitting for Carroll, walked,
witji -r-o,./. wn^Tton hit tq_ right
field and Mulligan threw wild to tnira,
letting Rees in, Whit flew out but
Peake doubled and Wharton came in.
more man, Wall, got a hit before
Clements struck out to end the game.
Playing their last games for Greens,
boro high, were Captain Ralph ^Eiley,
Bill Wharton, Red Whitt, and Eugene
i outstanding hitter of the day
?tni Wharton, who got four bits
out of five times to the bat. Peake,
who hit three out of four, was not far
behind. Gadd was the only visitor to
make two safeties,
This game gave Charlotte the right to
play Durham for the state champion-
shij and closed the season for Greens
Now Opposite Imperial Theatre
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