March 1, 1939
TO BEGIN THIS WEEK
Whirlwinds Are Hard Hit By
REPORTS DISCLOSE that swim
ming will probably be reinstated as a
minor sport iinder the purple and gold
colors this year. With Robert Frew,
assistant boys’ secretary at the local
Y. M. C. A., for a coach, and the “Y"
pool at the team’s disposal, the only
possible obstacles in sight are material
and student interest. Both of these
should be easy to overcome, for with
such renowned water buddies as the
Hancock brothers, Hobart McKeever,
a fancy .spring-board artist as well as
a neat swimmer, Bill Goodman, and
others-, around which to build the tanic
squad, interest and additional mate
rial are sure to be immediately forth-
SOOX THE TURF will be green
again, and as the change takes place,
the little white balls and cuss words
will mingle in the balmy atmosphere of
some local golf course. Ed Grosse
says that if the school will furnish
hand and foot warmers, he is ready to
begin now. . . . No foolin', tho', there's
a certain element of this student body
that really goes in for that game, and
as soon as the weather permits, they’ll
begin their daily tramps over the “IS,”
under the capable tutorship of Mr.
Thomas. . . . Another minor sport that
isn't far off is tenni.s—.Jay Shepherd,
for two years a letternian. is raring to
go, and soon the gentle ping of his
racket, as well as others, will be a
familar sound each afternoon on the
■courts behind the science building.
SPRING FOOTBALL began Monday,
and although this columnist will not
be here next fall, he's pulling for the
Whirlwinds just the same. . . . If Coach
Jamieson can turn out another eleven,
equal to the ’38 edition, coaches and
squads in the surrounding areas will
have plenty to worry about. ... No
wall-tiower athletes from Greensboro.
At least it doesn't seem so, the' way
they are being rushed by major coaches
and colleges all over the South. It's
Just a mad scramble to get the signa
tures of some of these local lads oir
the dotted line of the entrance papers.
WRESTLING COACH JENRETTE
promised Hobart McKeever. Bill Han
cock, and Fred Whiteheart his car for
a triple date if they won out in the
state meet. Much to the mentor’s de
light, the boys came through and coach
had to “pay off.”
TO BE IN LIBRARY
An exhibit on costumes from Wo
man's college will be displayed in the
school library at an early date. Mrs.
Braswell urges every student to make
an effort. to see the exhibit, because
she says, “It encourages really fine
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Weather permitting, the Green.sboro
high school's purple Whirlwind grid
iron machine will trample the field for
Its initial drill of the spring season,
early this week. Coach Bob Jamieson,
who last season piloted his squad to a
co-championship of North Carolina and
the unofficial championship of two
states, will look over his material, drill
them, direct scrimmages, and probably
line up a game or two during the four
weeks period of spring pigskin tactics.
As the squad takes to the stripes
next fall, it will be minus the services
of nine men, the major portion of last
season’s aggregation. Out of the
’Wind’s line will be Ray Sawyer,
tackle; W. A. Burch, end; Charlie
Ilipp, All-State tackle; Captain Jack
Ginsberg, guard; All-State center Rob
ert George, and Y'ates Crabtree, center.
Trull to Play Line
Alelvin Trull, hefty, crashing full
back will probably move up to fill some
vacancy on the line. Robert Glenn,
heaviest man on the ’38 team who has
been keeping in shape by daily work
outs regardless of the season, vow's
he's goijig to give somebody a fit for
one of those tackle slots. Jack Ham
mond and others will probably see
plenty of action on the flanks.
Mi.ssing from backfield duties will be
L. E. Dempsey, triple-threat quarter-
l>ack: Curly Dickerson, halfback; and
‘•Pug’’ Whiteheart, halfback.
Nothing definite is known as to who
will slip into the empty back posi
tions. but Charlie Calhoun, Carlyle
flroome, Clyde Cobb, and O.scar Petree
are some of the likely candidates.
HIGH BASKETBALL TEAM
Greensboro high school’s Purple
Whirlwind cagers closed their season
last week with an outstanding record
of 10 victories and 7 defeats.
L. E. Dempsey, high scorer and star
forward of the team, Walter Waynick,
who has been outstanding at the guard
post all season, and Heni-y Mahala will
not be with the locals next season be
cause of graduation. This will weaken
the team considerably, but Coach
Jamieson will build next year’s' attack
around such promising players as Bray,
Hammond. Thompson, Jarvis, Morris,
and Campbell. With this material for
a foundation, Coach promises to have
a good, hardwood club next winter.
The locals came in third in the
Western Conference standing this year
because of defeats suffered at the
hands of Charlotte and High Point.
The Whirlwinds are hoping for a bet
ter rating next season.
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Break It Up!
Fred Whitehart struggles valiantly to break up the brawl in which
Bill Hancock seems to be taking it on the chin from Hobart McKeever.
The cause of the fight has not been determined, but it may be that
they’re trying to decide who will get the wrestling championship cup.
Johnson’s Diamond Squad
Opens Campaign Early
OUTLOOK IS GOOD
Henry Mahala Will Attempt
To Fill Mound Position
Diamond Direefor, Stanley (“Jab-
bo") Johnston, who might be fondly
called Greensboro's “Jlaii" of baseball,
will don Ills peaked cap and begin
scanning the horizon for possible base
ball prospects before another edition of
this journal rolls off the press.
Taking a little pre-season peep at
the old “dope" sheet inclines one to
look eagerly forward to another banner
year of battling and catching the eva
sive petite rawbide. Although several
men from last year’s state champion
nine svere caught in the graduation
hoax (■)), new faces and figures throw
bright light on the situation.
Henry (“Fireball") Mahala will take
to the mound and try his hand at de
livery. Much depends on the success
of Mahala’s campaign, since R. D.
Apple was among those bidding G. H. 8.
farewell last year. No attempt at or
ganization of the squad has yet been
made; consequently, other likely can
didates are still dark horses.
FRI.-SAT.. MAR. 3-4
“Stranger from Arizona”
MON.-TUES.. MAR. 6-7
Bob Burns--Jean Parker
Irvin S. Cobb—John Beal
Starting Fri.-Sat., Mar. 10-11.
LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN”
GIRL’S BASKETBALL TEAM
ENDS MEDIOCRE SEASON
In the seven games played by the
girl’s basketiiall team, a total of 140
points was iiiled up. Compared to this,
the opponents had 147 points.
The team got off to a good start.
However, due to lack of time and space
to practice, the season did not end as
it had begun, as five games were lost.
(Rrl.s participating in the games
were Captain Ailene Shore, C’ornelia
Anderson, Helen Wilson, Lundy Beek-
er, Dorothy Oliver, Catherine Bostick,
Ida Linker, Susie Govrell, Gertrude
Allen, Ruth Reid King, Helen Wolfe,
and Ann Blackburn.
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THREE STATE TITLES
McKeever, Whiteheart, Han
cock, Win Individual Honors;
Greensboro high's wrestling team
completed one of its most successful
years last week with its winning in
the state tournament and, in the proc
ess, brought home three state cham
pionships : Hobart McKeever, 125; Fred
Whiteheart. 155; and Bill Hancock,
Ifiacing highest on the team in the
number of points. Bill Hancock con
tinued Greensboro's monopoly of the
heavyweight field by turning in the
most spectacular series of perform
ances of the meet, taking two of his
three wins by falls.
T. S. Jenrette, coach of the squad,
reports that the best grappling duel
was fought between Hobart McKeever
and J. D. Bershears of Barium Springs,
with Hobart emerging on the top side.
Another thrilling bout, according to
eyewitnesses, was copped by Fred
Whiteheart in the semi-final against
Gupton, Sali.sliury's grappler who had
won every fight prior to this.
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