September 9, 1927
THIRTY FOUR BOYS
REPORT FOR INITIAL
Coaches Pleased With Work of
Group—First Game Sept.
23 With Reidsville
WOODWARD NEW MENTOR
Graduated From Wake Forest—Played
Center on Team—Will Manage
G. H. S. Line
'riiirty-four caiulidates reported for
the first workout of the Purple Whirl
wind’s football team. Coaches Col-
irane, Woodwjird, and liouth were
pleast'd with the initial showing of
Louis Woodward is a ne\v addition to
the a. H. S. staff, having graduated
from Wake Forest College in June,
lie playetl center on the football team.
Woodward will be in charge of the
line while (kdtrane will handle the
backheld. Kouth will assist in both.
Woodward will also coach the basket
ball team this year, us IT. W. Park has
stateii that he Avill not be able to han
dle the job along with his other work.
'I’he prosi)ects of a good football team
seem unusually bright this year, ac
cording to the coaches. With fourteen
letter men back for a nucleus of the
team to be built around, only one or
two i)ositions remain vacant.
'I’he whole line is intact except cen
ter. which last year was held down by
Ned Lipscomb, captain of last year's
team. The coaches say they are trying
to develop a man to take his place,
if they do not find one who can hold
«lown the job. (xardner may be shifted
from tackle over to the pivot position.
In several games last year he played
at this position when Lipscomb was
out of the lineup.
There are four backfield men return
ing this year, but the quarterback po
sition i> -acant. “Pete" Wyrick, who
was said to be the best iuarter in the
state last year, by L. N. Byrd of the
University of North Carolina, will not
return, as was expected when school
closed. Either Cook or Davant will like
ly bo shifted from half if a man from
last year's scrubs is not found.
The initial workouts were nothing
more or less than means of getting the
boys in sha])e and getting off any su
perfluous flesh. On Monday the
coaches began drilling the team in the
foundations and rudiimmts of the
game. 'File first scrimmage will be
held some time next week. 'Fhe team
will have to work hard to get in shape
for Reidsville on September 23, which
is only two weeks off.
September 28. Reidsville here.
October L Asheville here.
OctobfU' S. Winston-Salem there.
October U". Lexington there.
October 21, High I'oint here.
October 28, Sali.slniry there.
State champion series begins first
week in November.
CHEERIO SQUAD TO BE
FORMED DURING TERM
Finley Atkisson to Assist New Cheer
Leaders in Forming Squad—Uni
forms Wil! Probably Be Worn
(J. II. S. rooster probably will be
aided this year by a cherio S(iuad com
posed of about a hundred high school
I'lnley Atkisson. last year’s cheer
leadei’. has consented to come over to
Oroensboro High and assist the new
-heer leaders in forming the squad.
'File group will probably have cajis.
megaphones, or a distim-five uniform
of some di“scrii)tion. Mr. I’hillips says
that this does not moan that the whole
school will not cheer, but the cheerios
will merely be the nucJeus of the yell
G. M. C. HOLDS INITIAL
MEETING WED., SEPT. 7
'Fhe Cirls’ Monogram Club of G. 11. 8. :
held the tirst meeting of the fall semes
ter. Wednesday, September 7. at the
high school at 8:80. From school they
went to Virginia Douglas’ summer
house, on the Battleground road, where
the seven new members were enter
tained and initiated. 'Fhe girls went
in swimming, and had a watermelon
CAPTAINS’ FATHERS ARE PRESENT
The final si)orts of L IT. S., base
ball. track, and tennis, ended with a
successful season for all present.
Fifteen boys and two coaches re
ceived letters, while eleven boys and
two coaches won stars. Stars mean
that the person has won two or more
letters in the same sport.
'Fills time the awarding was done
differently from the preceding times.
'Fhe f.afliers of the three captains were
here—Mr. Sockwell, Mr. Wyrick, anP
Mr. Phoenix. The latter awarded the
'ITie hoys wlio received ‘'(j's’’ are:
(i-len (foodwin, Carrall Weaver. John,
Robinson, Finley Atkisson, John Sock-
well. Howard Gardner. Joe Hendrix.
Herbert Johnson, Richard Cox, Ben
\Vo;)d. John 'Furner, Herman (Lird-
ner. Earl Johnson. Basil Nave, Ralph
('ook. and Joe Mann.
'Fhe boys who received stars are:
('iarence Phoenix, Theron Brown.
Dick Burroughs, Clyde Andrews.
George vSfone. John (fillespie, Leo
Wliiteheart. Charles Wyrick, Victor
Jones, Wyatt 'Faylor, Finley Atkisson.
NEW SPORT PLANNED
FOR HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
"'Fills year soccer football is going
to he a much more important sport in
the state." says Couch Routh. 'Fiiere
will he a chamiiionship series just as
in ordinary football. Mr. H. W. Park
1 coach the (f. H. S. team, laist year
G. H. S. had a team, hut didn’t have a
very good schedule, and it wasn’t taken
'Fhis team will be organized a little
later in the fail, and many boys are
expecteil to be out.
My auto, ’tis of thee.
Short cut to poverty—
Of thee I chant.
I blew a jiile of dough
On you two years ago,
And now you refuse to go,
Or won’t, or can’t.
-Fine VurnK, (iastonia High, (iastonia,
BIG YEAR FOR GIRLS’
Three Letters Given in De
cember—Four Stars Is
sued in Spring
7 NEW MEMBERS ADDED
'File Girls’ Monogriun Club of G. II.
S. had a successful year during 102()-
1027. In December, three letters were
given. 'Fhose receiving them were:
Miiriou Curtis, Rose Goodwin, and Carl
r.aiie Browne. Four stars were issued
ill the spring. The old members of
the club were: Evelyn Rives. Rachel
Lipscombe. Jane Harris, and Virginia
Douglas. Miss Nellie K. Dry was the
faculty leader. The seven new mem
bers are: Annie Stroud Mann, Lydia
Balance, Douglas Long. Lelia George
Cram. Sarah IMendenlntll, Virginia
Browne. !ind JIargaret Bowles.
The new members are to meet with
the club for the first time at the first
meeting of the year.
PEG. A. A. ON MAY24
Rose Goodwin, Vice-Pres.; Jane
Stockard, Sec’y; Margaret
Betts, Press Reporter
Four Officers Elected at Last Meeting
of Year Held in Chapel
Tuesday, May 24
RESULTS OF FINAL
SPORTS ARE GOOD
Sixteen Boys Receive Letters For First
Time While Eleven
Rachel Lipscomb was elected presi
dent of the Girls* Athletic Association
at a meeting held 'Fiiesday, May 24.
1027, in the auditorium of G. II. S.
Rose (Toodwiii was elected vice-presi
dent, Jjuie Stockard, secretary, and
^largaret Betts, press reporter.
Emma Griffin, Sadie Sharp, and
Rachel Lipscomb were nominated for
the presidency; Rose (ioodwin. Leila
(ieorge Cram, and Elizabeth vSockwell
for vice-president: Jane Stockard and
Duella Walker for secretary, and Mar
garet Betts. Margaret Kernodle, and
Marion Geoghegan were nominated for
Rachel is a member of die junior
class and was a cheer leader la.st year.
She has been a member of the varsity
swimming team for two years ami also
plays on the 4. H. S. hockey squad.
She was on the (Riis’ Council in 102.")-
1020, and also is in the Girls’ Alono-
It's too bad that Bryan (Truhhs won’t
be ba-k tins year. Bryan is a mighty
good end and he sure could “smi
‘•(.'aveman’’ (xardner has decided to
go to Oak Ridge. 'Fhe staff hopes that
he will he as big a iielp to O. R. I. as be
was to (i. H. S. He left a big gap in the
line which will he hard to fill. Nearly
evi'ryhody out for the team has been
tried at center in an atti'nipl to till his
place. Several men have been found
which should be pivtty good by Iho
:Mr. E. D. Yost, secretary of the
Y. AI. C. A., has been very considerate
and thoughtful of the football team.
He has eiiuipped a room esiiecially for
the ])Iayers. 'Fhis will be ideal and
relieve the ever-trouhlesome i)roblem
of where to dress. Also it is where it
will not interfere with the other activi
ties of the “Y" and at the same time
will allow the coach to have absolute
])vivacy with the team to talk over
plan's, etc. Many thanks. Air. A'ost.
Captain Football Squad
THERON BROWN IS
Good Tackle and Punter of No
Little Means—Plays Stel
OUTSTANDING TRACK MAN
Theron Brown will be captain of the
Purple AA’hirlwind eleven this year.
Brown was mentioned as tackle on
])ractically every all-state team named
last fall. A'ery little ground was gained
over his position in any game; he was
always a dangerous threat to the op
posing team. Brown is a good punter
and will be able to help fill the job of
kicking which was left vacant by Har
grove and AA'atsoii.
AA'hen the Purple and Gold played
Asheville, Brown while playing his
usual stellar game had his nose and
two fingers broken. He played the re
mainder of tlie game, putting his nose
back in place after ea-h play, lii the
last game of the season he was sorely
mi.ssed when his knee was wrenched
so badly that he had to be taken from
the game. 'Fhere was no tackle to fill
his place; so a guard, inexperienced
in that position, had to finish the game.
(.'aptain Brown is also an outstand
ing tra-k star in three things. He
holds the state record in the liscus. lie
Is one of the best in tlie shot-put and
javelin, making second or first at every
meet in the shot-put and at least third
place in the javelin.
'Fhe coaches are also ])lamiing some
cross-country cake races during the
halves of football games. 'Fhis idea
is carried out at (rarolina, hut in a
much higlier scale: that is a high school
ill the state can enter, while ours would
he for only fhose in (x. H. S.
'Fhe footliall team this year will miss
the men who graduated, t'aptain Lips
comb seems to have left a hole in the
G. H. S. line. The backfield will also
miss AVillard AV.afsoii, “Pete" AVyrick.
“Dizzy" Hargrove and “('hu-k’’ Bur
gess. Sweat shirts will be used this
year for practice. 'Fhe jerseys are to
be used only in games.
Faculty advisers for hiking and
training have not yet been selected, but
girls who are interested in these
should report at once to Aliss Nellie K.
Dry. head of the Girls’ Athletic Asso
ciation of G. H. S., Avho will arrange
all details until further notice. Girls
who are anxious to obtain their “G’s”
must have 20 points for training and
twenty-five ixiints for hiking, and
diould start immediately in order to
win their letters by December.
If he is not in love with some woman,
there is no believing old signs; a’
bruslies his bat o’ mornings; what
should that bode?—Hhal-csiH'ure.
ALL GIRLS OF G.H.S.
MAY BELONG TO Ai.
SAYS MISS N. K. DRY
To Obtain “G” 200 Points Are
Required—400 Points for
CHARACTER IS REQUIRED
No Girl May Participate in More Than'
One Major Sport Each Season—Minor
Sports May Be Pursued
Aliss Nellie K. Dr.v, head of atheltics
in G. H. S., says “As the object of
the Athletic Association shad be to
encourage athletics for all the girls of
the high school, to develop a spirit of
fair play and sportsmanship: to pro
mote health and to create a spirit of
fellowship among the students, the
main purpose of the association this
year is to get more girls into the
sports. Any girl student enrolled in
the regular course of the high school
may be a member of tliis association.”
It is important that the girls know
the point system as it'is the heart of
the association. Points are awarded
for the various sports which lead to
letters and monograms. For 200 points-
the school letter, “(J,*’ is presented, and ■
for 4(X) points a standard state mono
gram is awarded. AA'inners of both
monograms must qualify on the basis?
of health, scholarship, citizenship.
si)ortsmanship, ami athletic prowess. A
girl may win points in the same sport
or activity during successive seaosns
or years, but no girl may participate
in more tbari one major sport a .season,
but may pursue some of the minor
sports in that season. Along witl^
other sports, training for six months
and liiking twenty-five miles are posi
CAPT. PHOENIX ENTERS
NATIONAL TRACK MEET
Finishes Seventh in Mile Run—Runs
Against Best High School Runner
of United States
Glarence Phoenix, captain of the
G. H. S. track team, finished seventh
in the mile nm at tlie national high
school track meet at ('liicago this year.
Phoenix was rnniiiiig against the best
high school runners of the United
States and considering tliis (x. IT. S.
should feel exceptionall.v jiroud of the
•aptain of their track team.
Next year he bids fair to do even
better as he will have had more expe-
rien-e behind him in the way of run
ning and will be more accustomed ty
running with a large field. Also, his
time should be improved by a few sec
onds next year.
SPONSORS TICKET SALE
Chautauqua Campaign To 3e Held Next
Spring—Thirty Letter Boys Hope
To Clear Profit
SHOW TO BE EARLIER IN SPRING
'Fhe Boys’ Alonogram Club will liave
•barge of the sale of the 1028 Chautau-
(lua tickets. After a certain number of
tickets are sold, the club gets half of
the receipts, and with the thirty boys
who have won “(x’s" working tliey liope
to clear a good sum. A definite cam-
aign will be held in the siiriug about
three weeks before the Chautamiua
•omes to (xreeuslKiro.
('. W. I’hillips has written to tlie com
pany and holies to have tlie sliou’ here
about ten days earlier so it will not
interfere with the final exams. 'Fhis
should help in selling more tickets. Air.
Aliss Nellie Dry lias been able to se
cure the Sedgelield lake for the girls’
swimming meet which is to be hold in
the early fall.
Outdoor Swimming Meet
'Fuesday, September 14. all girls in
terested in swimming will consult with
Aliss Nellie K. Dry. in cliarge of girls’
athlefi-s at (L-eensboro High School,
Aliss D]-y is iJaiiuiiig an out-door
swimming meet to be held in the near
You see. dear, it's not true that wom
an was made from man’s rib; she was
really made from his fnnny-bone.^—
liarrir—Whai Fvcnj Woman Ktioicn.
CALENDAR OF GIRLS’ SPORTS AT
G. H. S.
'Feiinis, Swimming, Hiking.
'F e n 11 i s, Swimming, Hiking,
Hockey, Hiking, Class Basketball.
Glass Ba.sketball, Hiking,
Varsity Basketball, Hiking.
Baseball, 'Fmiiiis, Horseshoe,
Baseball. ’I’rack, Swimming,
Horseback Riding, Hiking.
Swimming, 'i’ennis. Hiking.