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For the last few years Corsicana High School's athletic teams have been reaping glory in district and state contests, but the most important phase of school activity has not been forgotten. In 1929 - 1930, more than ever before, this school has come to the front in a scholastic way.
Between fifty and sixty students make at least three A's and no grade lower than a B every six weeks. The following students are the most consistent Scholarship Club members:
Tabby Agnew, Mona Anderson, Gladys Cheny, Pauline Christman, Kenneth Copeland, John Doggett, Josephine D'Orsay, Ruth Evans, Lewellyn Howard, Cecile Inabnit, Douglas Johnson, Mary Kenner, Gurthelle Lenox, Francis May, Sarah McCammon, Hugh McDonald, Lucille Powell, Mildred Reeves, Elizabeth Robertson, Imogene Robinson, Louise Robinson, Floreine Smith, Sara Sowell, Carter Speed, Edeina Tidd, Bob Tripp, Bettie Willie, Katherine Anderson, Cecil Ashworth, Pierre Bonner, Fred Bookout, Claudine Carson, Wesley Dehaes, Geneve Dunlap, Doris Estes, Helen Goldman, Allan Griffin, Helen Holmes, Bonnie Jenkins, Leonabel Manning, Vera Laughridge, Lillian McClure, Thelma Miller, Bernice Moore, Orvilline Nelson, Helen Newton, Albert Sheppard, Elizabeth Smith, Helen Starnes, Josephine Tulos, John Wassell, Elmer White, and David Yates.
The first twenty-seven in the above group all A's consistently.
In the extra-curriculums Corsicana was one of the best in the country, surpassing some schools that work with extra-curriculums the entire year.
Jewell Allbritton won
first place in county declamation for the girls.
In extemporaneous speaking Kenneth Copeland won first place easily. Kenneth is a polished orator.
The spelling team won third place. Nell Rose Butler and Mary Elizabeth Rogers made up the spelling team.
The only other County Interscholastic League contest the high school placed in was journalism. The "Blue and Gold Hi News" won first place.
One event in which the Corsicana district won was the one-act play The play, "Pink-and Patches," was first in the district and second in the regional. The cast was composed of Billy Coulson, Rene Coulson, Martha Chestnut, and Imogene Robinson. Billy and Rene were adjudged the best actors in the regional contest. --C. H.
Herbert D. Fillers,
superintendent of the Corsicana Public Schools, was born in Greenville,
Tennessee. He was educated at Tusculum Academy, Tennessee; East
Texas State Teachers' College; University of Chicago, and at Graduate
Student Teachers' College of Columbia University. From 1908 to
1910 he served as principal of the Athens High School. In 1910 he
went to Bonham as principal, which office he held for three years.
Then he was superintendent of the Bonham schools for the next seven
years. It was in 1921 that Mr. Fillers became superintendent of
the Corsicana Public Schools. Under his administration a million
dollar school building program has been successfully carried out, fully
equipped cafeterias have been established in the schools, the school
curriculum has been modernized, business courses are given in the high
school, and kindergartens have been established. Mr. Fillers, who
is a life member of the Texas State Teacher's Association, has been
honored by being elected president of that body and is a recognized
W. H. Norwood, principal of Corsicana High School, was born in Campbell, Texas. Mr. Norwood was graduated from the high school at Lovelady, and in 1916 took his B. A. Degree at the University of Texas. On July 8, 1924, he married Grace Clayton of Cleburne, Texas. From 1916 to 1918 he taught mathematics and science in Cameron, Texas. From 1918 to 1920 he was principal of the Paris (Texas) High School. For the next four years he taught mathematics and science at Cleburne.
In 1924, during the building program in Corsicana, he moved here and became principal in the new school building. Mr. Norwood, like Mr. Fillers, is a life member of the Texas State Teachers' Association. He was also chairman of the athletic council, District No. 4, University Interscholastic League, 1929.
W. P. McCammon -
Pauline Bruechner -
Secretary to the Principal
Mary Few, B. A. -
E. T. State Teachers' College - English
The "Corsican" has for the last four years been rated "All-American" by the National Scholastic Press Association, and although the budget for the 1930 edition of your yearbook was cut about five hundred dollars, we have tried to give you a better book than ever. This "Corsican" has been engraved and printed by the most efficient firms that we could select and we sincerely hope that you will be satisfied with the efforts which the engraver, printer, and staff have put forth. We have tried to present a democratic book, because after all, the success of a year book depends on student opinions.
ALLISON - Humor
Louise Barth - Most
The class activities of this year have been numerous. We feel that this has been the most successful year of our high school career.
In Football we had a good representation. The ones who were on the team were: Dee Newland, R. C. Grandberry, Barney Duncan, Nelson Ross, Dick Young, Jack Roberts, J. W. Hornbeak.
Hugh McDonald, R. C. Grandberry, Burce Jeffries, and Donald Varnell were on the basketball team, and were exceedingly good.
On the track team were: Nelson Ross, R. C. Grandberry, Dick Young, and J. W. Hornbeak.
The honor roll for this year had fourteen girls and five boys. They were: Jewell Albritton, Katherine Anderson, Katherine Briethaupt, Nell Rose Butler, Gladys Cheney, Helen Goldman, Frank King, Bessie Levine, Marion Markham, Elise Miller, Bernice Moore, Ruth Roberts, Edeina Tidd, Bettie Willie, Albert Allison, L. G. Compton, Hugh McDoanld, Melville Samuels, Elmer White.
Our class was well represented in the Interscholastic Meet. Elmer White and Frances Layton were on the debating teams. Jewell Albritton was our representative in declamation, while Kenneth Copeland was the extemporaneous speaker. Bettie Willie and Donald Varnell were tennis players at the meet.
This year we had an unusual representation in the carnival. First, R. C. Grandberry was king of the high school. Marion Markham, Renez Coulson, Marie Carson, Emy Neil Stroud, Deen Allen, Clifford Haley, Frank Caldwell, Clayton Hickerson, Frank Kent, Allan Moore, and Dick Young were all in the coronation.
We are proud to admit that Louise Barth was in the National High School Orchestra and that Elmer White will be Corsicana's representative in the Edison Contest this year.
In the favorite contest there were many seniors who were elected, namely:
Most Beautiful Girl
- Louise Barth
President - Paul
President - Julia
This Class of 1931 considers itself exceedingly successful, and why shouldn't it? Did it not succeed in placing its princess, Imogene Robinson, upon the queen's throne?
Not only this, but the Junior of 1931 have had many representatives in the various athletic events. Nelson Ross was captain of the football team, and Brooks Allen, Gordon Clark, Buck Crews, Red Goodman, Paul Hall, Carlton Harris, Orie Harris, Leldon Middleton, John Newland, Melvin Richardson, Leslie Scoggins, Robert Taylor, Claude Stubbs, and J. W. Hornbeak were members of the squad; then when the letters were awarded the following men received them: Buck Crews, Gordon Clark, Red Goodman, Melvin Richardson, and John Newland.
Not only did this class give its share of men to football, but also to basketball for Gordon Clark, O. E. Dill, and Orie Harris had their places on the team.
In track events Paul Hall, Douglas Ferrell, Joe Greenlee, and Gordon Clark represented the Junior Class, and Clark won a first place for "Old C. H. S. "
David Clayton played tennis singles.
On the "Corsican" staff, Natalie McElmury is art director; while Anna Mae Young is organizations editor: on the "Blue and Gold" staff Frank Cheney is one of the business managers; Harry Bounds is typist, and Elizabeth Boyd is new editor.
When the "Corsican" held the annual popularity contest, again the Juniors won several places - Imogene Robinson, most popular girl; Buck Crews, best looking boy; Juanita Hagle, sweetest girl; Gordon Clark, most athletic boy, and Frank Cheney, most effeminate boy.
Upon reviewing the various clubs and organizations, many juniors are seen to hold high offices.
Certainly we must not forget the pep squad, band, and "Tiger Teasers" for many members of these organizations are from the Junior Class. Remember Ava Nell Cole, that "peppy yell leader?" Well, she's a Junior too.
Now that these things have been related, do you not think that we, the Class of 1931, have just cause for our pride ?
The Sophomore Class of 1929-1930 has made a commendable record. Every Sophomore has done his part in making the plans and purposes of this class. We are beginning to realize the meaning of class spirit and are looking forward to the time when we can do more for our school.
The class was fortunate when it elected Juanita Hagle as its princess for the annual High School Carnival.
The spelling team which entered the county contest was Elizabeth Rogers and Nell Butler. Mary Elizabeth is a sophomore and deserves much credit for helping win the second place.
In two more years we expect to add to our credit a list of accomplishments and honors.
We are proud of our football players, Robert Wilson, Fred Hightower, Norman Price, J. D. Benson, and Roland Pollard. Robert Wilson deserves special mention as for football star because of the many long runs that he made. His ability to get the ball and take it across the line when everything seemed against the team has won fame for him. He deserves more credit because of the fact that he is steady and dependable, although he is apparently not the husky type for this kind of play.
Ralph Guess was elected manager of the football team for 1930.
Basketball players are Fred Hightower, Neal Crowther, and Roland Pollard. These boys were on the team that went to to the state basketball tournament.
The Class of 1933 entered the halls of Corsicana High School just a little green, of course, but very ambitious, and before the year was over it had made quite a name for the school.
In football the class was unusually proud of John Kessinger. He is being looked forward to as being one of the outstanding players on the C. H. S. football team. Others who went out for football were Irving Samuels, Fred White, Bates Archer, W. J. Bowlin, Woodrow Green, Don Humphries and John McKissack. Joe Nelson and John McKissack did extremely well in track.
Cecile Inabnit, Frances May, William McPhail, Bob Tripp, and John Wassell were included among the names of the honor roll and make the class one of the strongest in Corsicana High School.
The Freshmen consider themselves Lucky to have Mozelle Holmes as one of the assistant editors of the "Blue and Gold Hi News" staff.
Beth Almond was chosen princess of the Freshman Class, and the Freshmen came out third in the queen's race, something very unusual, because they are usually last.
Although the class is still quite young the "Fish" have had a most successful year and each one is filled with a love for his school and a determination to honor it.
We, the undersigned, the Senior Class of the Corsicana High School of 1930, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby declare this to be our last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills and testaments heretofore made by us.
To the Juniors, we bequeath our unsurpassed standing and superb degree of excellence, and as seniors, we demand that these qualities shall be maintained and preserved for future generations.
To the Sophomores, we leave our unusual superiority, an asset they will need.
To the Freshmen, we wish good luck and thrills in their struggles for fame and success.
In addition to the
above mentioned legacies, to the entire student body of the Corsicana
High School, we bequeath in part our outstanding individual talents, the
skill, the cleverness, and the remarkable mental capacity of the
following members of the class of 1930;
The play is
done; the curtain drops.
Drawn up, signed
and seal affixed on this twelfth day of March, in the year of our Lord
nineteen hundred and thirty.
Best Looking Boy -
Miss Joe Jarrell, Director
Interest in the Girl's Chorus has continued to increase this year, as it has in the past. Forty-five girls were enrolled during the fall semester and fifty during the spring semester, which number in itself proved that the club was popular. Under the competent direction of Miss Joe Jarrell, supervisor of music in the Corsicana Public School, the girls have derived much pleasure, as well as much musical knowledge, and it has been through her unbounded energy and enthusiasm that the chorus has been a pleasure to the girls. During the year the members have assisted in many of the school programs, and they had the honor of singing at the graduation exercises of both terms.
ALMOND, ANDERSON, BURKHAM, BROWNLEE, BUTLER, CARROLL, DELAHAY, DREEBEN, FLOWERS, HOLMES, INABNIT, NELSON, SMITH, TAYLOR, TIDD, TURNER, REAGAN, ROBERTS, ROGERS, WHITE, YOUNG, JARRELL, Director.
Miss Joe Jarrell, Instructor
It is surprising how interest in music is developing with the boys of Corsicana High School. The interest, which was rather low at the beginning of the year, has more than doubled since the first semester of school.
During the first semester only seven boys tried to sing -- and that was half-hartedly, but with the proper training, their voices improved. The discovered that they could sing -- if they would.
When the next term rolled around nearly twenty boys were on hand. They have learned all the popular tunes of the present and many of the old favorites and have practiced on them day after day until their voices sound as well as those of professional entertainers.
The Boys' Glee Club has furnished music and entertainment for many school plays, among which were the "Corsican Follies" and "Skidding," the Senior effort.
Miss Joe Jarrell teaches this group, who receives one-fourth credit a term for their fun.
CHILDRESS, COMPTON, ELIOT, HAMPTON, HOLSEY, ROSS, TARBUTTON, VANDERLAAN, WHITE, YOUNG, JARRELL, Director.
Corsicana High School is exceedingly proud of its orchestra. This group of musicians has answered the requests of anyone who has wanted it to play. Most of the success is due to Miss Joe Jarrell who has been director for three years. The high type of music furnished by the orchestra is ample proof of her ability and untiring efforts.
The orchestra has filled a number of engagements this year. It has played for the Rotary Club, the banquet for the Board of Education, for the McCleary sisters recital at the Ideal and at Frost. Just as willingly has the orchestra helped in school affairs. It furnished music for the High School Carnival and played between acts for the Senior play. It also helped with the biggest event of the year, the Commencement Exercises.
Violins - Louise
Barth, Frances Kelly, Truitt Crim, Mary Elizabeth Rogers, Hazel Smith,
The "Tiger Teasers" were first organized three years ago. The first purpose of the organization was to furnish amusement and plenty of pep for the basketball games. The members succeeded in that perfectly, and now they follow the Blue and Gold teams to all parts of the state.
The first trip of the "Teasers" made this year to Hillsboro to the district basketball tournament. They had intended to go via train, but some of the members were late, so three cars were quickly hired. It was pouring down rain, but the loyal "Tiger Teasers" started over the worst roads in Texas and got to the tournament before the players got there. That is just one of the examples of the spirit of this organization.
Their one object is to get somewhere, and they do it !
At the last two state tournaments at College Station and Austin, respectively, the "Tiger Teasers" were a bigger sensation than the state champions. Down at Memorial Gymnasium at A. and M. the "Tiger Teasers" raised the roof. At Austin High School Gymnasium the "Teasers" were again a sensation.
Coach O. P. Douglas has said that this organization, more than any other single thing, has brought Corsicana High School basketball to the position it holds.
ALLEN, CHENNEY, CLARK, COLE, ELIOT, FERRELL, GASTON, GRANBERRY, HALEY, HILL, JEFFERSON, MIRANDA, MOORE, MURCHISON.
In the last four years under the direction and supervision of Professor O. F. Allen, Principal of the Corsicana Junior High School, the Yi-Y Club of Corsicana has come to be recognized among Y.M.C.A. workers as one of the best organized and most powerful of Texas Hi-Y Clubs.
There was a time when the Hi-Y Club was merely an excuse for the boys to quit studying on Wednesday night to go to a pie-throwing contest. In the last few years however, the club has handled itself in a way that would make any men's club of the city envious.
The club has regular roll call and reading of the minutes by the secretary. There are reports by various committee chairmen appointed by the president and financial reports by the Y.M.C.A. physical director and various other business in transacted every meeting night. The program committees which consist of two members and a chairman, have functioned excellently this year, presenting some excellent speakers and some very entertaining programs.
The purpose of the club is to extend throughout the school and community high standards of Christian living.
The club's dynamic is "Contagious Christian Character."
The club's motto -- "Clean Speech. Clean Living. Clean Athletics."
The State Older Boy's Conference, which is a Hi-Y affair, was held in our neighboring city of Waco this year with Jack McNutt, former Corsicana High School boy, presiding. McNutt was elected president in 1929 at the conference at Temple.
The purpose of the conference was to help boys choose their life work.
The Hi-Y club sponsored two large banquets this year and both of them were huge success. The first was the Mothers and Fathers' Banquet. One hundred and thirty boys and their parents attended and listened to a program composed of Hi-Y members.
The last big banquet was the Sweetheart's Banquet. This Sweethearts' Banquet is an annual affair around Easter time, and is generally attended by dozens of high school exes home from college. More people attended the Sweethearts' Banquet this year than ever before, a crowd of approximately one hundred and seventy being on hand. There were speeches by members and townsmen and words of greeting from the exes. This Sweethearts' Banquet is a gala event, it and the annual coronation being the two special activities of the high school year. If you did not make this year's banquet, you had better get busy and get a date for next year's Bigger'n Better ! That describes every phase of Hi-Y activity for the school year just ending.
HICKERSON, HICKEY, HILL, HORNBEAK, KENT, McELWRATH, McPHERSON, MITCHELL, MOORE, MURCHISON, MILBURN, OWEN, ROSS, STAMPS, SPIKE, WATSON, WILSON, YOUNG, ALLEN, Sponsor.
The purpose of Comites Romani ( Roman Companions ) is to make a more detailed study than can be made in class of the life, history, customs, and religions of the Romans, and of the gifts in art, literature, and sculpture that they left to the world; in short, the purpose is to have a more thorough understanding of the practical and cultural value of Latin. The club has occasional social meetings with entertainment in games and contests. Romanized to suit the occasion.
The officers of the club are the consul primus ( president ), consul secundus ( vice-president ), scriba ( secretary 0, quaistor ( treasurer ), aedile ( reporter ), and the vindex ordinis ( sergeant-at-arms ).
The club has as its motto: "Non summis, sed superantis" ( Not on the heights, but climbing ), and its colors are purple and white. The club pin has the emblem of the Roman faces with C. R. ( Comites Romani ) and C. H. S. inscribed on it.
This club very efficiently supplements the Latin department of the high sschool, and the members receive much benefit from its meetings.
President - Imogene
AGNEW, ASHWORTH, CAVENDER, CHRISMAN, COWAN, CRIM, GRIFFEN, HAMPTON, HASHOP, INABNIT, JESTER, KAPLAN, KENNER, LATTIMORE, MASON, McCLURE, MATHEWS, McELWRATH, MIZELL, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, SMITH, HALE sponsor.
The purpose of the Home Economics Club is to further the interest in home economics and to furnish a broader field of activity for the club members.
One of the most entertaining and instructive programs that the club sponsors concerns appropriate dress and balaned menus. An additional activity which has served to stimulate much interest of the members is the home project work.
The home economics girls have assisted in numerous school activities this year. Several girls served at the Sweethearts' Banquet. The School Board Banquet was cooked and served by girls from the home economics department.
To receive the one-fourth unit for a term of club work, each girl must take part in the club programs, must complete her home project, be present at the meetings, and must make an average of B in the home economics department.
ALBRITTON, ANDERSON, BURKHAM, BUTLER, CARSON, COFFEY, CUMMINGS, DENBOW, GRAVES, GROSSMAN, HAGINS, HASHOP, LEVINE, MILES, MOORE, ODOM, PARKER, PATRICK, PERKINSON, ROBERTS, L. ROBINSON, WALTON, Miss HIGHTOWER
The Alpha Delta Society sponsors debating,, declamation, and public speaking in Corsicana High School. Under the guidance of the co-sponsors, Misses Lennie Mangum and Glynn Mitchell, unusual interest in these activities has been manifested throughout the year. Weekly meetings were held and several excellent programs were presented. Prior to the county meet, practice debates were held with Mexia, Penelope, Trinidad, North Dallas, Sunset, and Highland Park, Dallas. Aside from the actual work of the club, several social events were enjoyed.
The primary object of the club is to produce each year two debating teams, two declaimers, and one extemporaneous speaker to represent our school at the University Interscholastic league Meet. the club was represented in debate by Anna Mae Young and Frances Layton, who composed the girls' team and by Elmer White and J. D. Moncrief, who composed the boys' team. Jewel Albritton, the representative girl for declamation, placed first in the county meet, while neal Owen, who represented the boys' declamation, placed second. Kenneth Copeland also placed first in extemporaneous speaking.
ALBRITTON, ALLEN, L. ALLEN, ALLISON, CHENEY, CHRISMAN, CLAYTON, HAMPTON, HALEY, HICKERSON, HICKEY, INABNIT, KENNER, LAYTON, MASON, MATHEWS, MATHEWS, MURCHISON, OWEN, PARKER, ROGERS, TAYLOR, WASSELL, YOUNG, MANGUM, Sponsor. MITCHELL, Sponsor.
The "As You Like It" society, which was organized in 1915 for the purpose of promoting an interest in good literature, has developed into one of the outstanding clubs of the school.
Each year some special type of literature is selected to be studied, such as ballads, folk-lore, drama, and the modern short story. This year the club's time was devoted to the study of myths of ancient Greece and Rome.
In connection with the year's program, which has been extremely beneficial, the club started a very attractive scrapbook. This scrapbook contains the stories of words and flowers, the stories of the gods of the underworld, the stories of the Trojan War, and the stories of the stars.
Funds for the annual expenses of the club were obtained by collecting dues from the members and by sponsoring a very attractive and successful booth in the annual High School Carnival.
The club members this year exhibited their earnestness and ability in the maintenance and operations of the club's affairs, social and literary.
ANDERSON, BOYD, BRADLEY, BURKHAM, CARSON, CAVENDER, CHESTNUT, STARK, DEAVER, FLOWERS, FOSTER, HOLLAND, LEVINE, McKINNEY, MATHEWS, McDANIEL, NOBLE, PARKER, PERKINSON, SPIKES, TURNER, WAITES, WEEKS, WHITE, KIBER, Sponsor.
The staff of the "Blue and Gold" is chosen by the merit system, and when a member proves he is unwilling to work, he is replaced by another member of the student body. The school paper this year has been increased in size from four pages to eight, with excellent features, sports news, and humor articles in abundance. The editorials have very wisely expressed student opinion.
Instead of the usual monotonous one-size headlines, so often seen in school papers, the "Blue and Gold" has had excellent typography, presenting a well bannered sheet.
Elise Miller -
BLANDING - Assistant
The Dramatic Club which has been a part of the Corsicana High School since 1924 was organized by Miss Mable Bonner for the purpose of furnishing the students of this school the means for developing and expressing their appreciation for better dramatics.
It is an annual affair of the society to present a group of one-act plays in chapel. In 1930 "Columbine," "The Revolt," and "All On A Summer's Day" were presented. From the characters in these plays three girls, Rene Coulson, Martha Chestnut, and Imogene Robinson, were selected and with Billy Coulson composed the cast of "Pink and Patches," which was entered in the One Act Play Tournament for high schools. Corsicana emerged with first place and as the "Corsican" goes to press, the cast is rehearsing for entering the play in the regional tournament.
At the regular meetings of the club, cultural and entertaining, as well as instructive discussions of modern plays, playwrights and phases of dramatic presentation are held.
In addition to the above artistic presentations, the club is proud of the fact that in the spring of 1929 it purchased and presented to the high school two olivette stands as permanent stage equipment. The members appreciate the donations given to this cause by Mrs. H. D. Fillers, their able advisor, and Miss Mabel Bonner, their capable director.
ALMOND, BARTH, BURKE, CAVENDER, CHESTNUT, COLE, COULSON, DAVIS, DEAVER, DREEBEN, FULLERTON, GOLDMAN, HALLEY, HASHOP, HOLMES, INABNIT, McKINNEY, MILLER, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, SMITH, WAITES, WOODROW, BONNER, Sponsor.
The yell leaders, Sam Haslam, Allan B. Moore, Ava Nell Cole, and Frances Nell Halley, are due much credit for their services. The pep squad, with these capable leaders and Miss Lennie Mangum as sponsor, has backed the teams with its very best efforts.
The pep squad was composed of about forty girls, who were co-operative in every way. We are composed of about forty girls, who were co-operative in every way. We are proud of the pep squad because we know that its enthusiasm and activities helped the boys play to the very last minute.
Before the Waco and Cleburne games bonfires celebrated the coming events. This act stirred up enthusiasm and pep. During the football and basketball seasons various chapel pep rallies were held. The pep squad never failed to have some novelty stunt between the halves of the games. Miss Mangum, with her originality, has made the best sponsor the squad has ever had.
The pep squad uniforms were the same as those of last year, being white sailor trousers and blue and gold sweaters with tiger heads on them. Those sweaters were most graciously donated by the Lion's Club of Corsicana.
The Corsicana High Tigers, those warriors of the Blue and Gold, who are beaten but never whipped, who go down sometimes, but go down fighting, completed one of the most successful seasons in the history of Corsicana High athletics.
Against Allen Academy, Athens, Temple, and other teams of the state, the Tigers of '29 look like state champions, but in Waco, Temple and Cleburne, things amassed themselves against the valiant Tigerws and beat or nearly beat them. In the first game in the season against the mediocre Ennis Lions, the Tigers met unexpected opposition and beat the class B team 19 - 6. The next game was with the Greenville Lions who were beaten 15 - 6. The Blue and Gold machine won the next two games, 19 - 0 and 50 - 7 against Athens and Hillsboro respectivley. The Allen Academy game proved to be one of the best of the season. The Academy boys held the Tigers during the first half, but Tiger fury and speed left them behind in the closing periods. The next game was with the far-famed Waco Tigers. In the first minute of play Hightower threw a pass to Granberry who raced it, it seemed from the press box, for a touchdown. But the ball was carried out to the ten inch line and something snapped. During the next four plays, the Tigers lost instead of gained. Again and again the Tigers of C. H. S. threatened, but as Waco's goal line neared, the C. H. S. offence wilted. The scheduled Temple game ended in a tie but C. H. S. won the play-off 6 - 0. Waxahachie's Indians furnished stiff opposition on a field of mud, but the Tigers finally eked out a 9 - 6 win. Then there was that heart-breaking game with the Cleburne Yellow Jackets. For the fourth consecutive year the Tigers were trampled under three touchdowns by Cleburne. TIGERS OF '30 REMEMBER THAT !
Captain Nelson Ross was nobody's novice at breaking up plays. How he could sift through lines! Ross has another year and will be a candidate for all state honors.
J. D. "Tubba" Benson was the biggest tackle C. H. S.'s Tigers had. But his size was no handicap and Tubba tore up plenty of opposing plays.
Gordon "Gut" Clark was undoubtedly the best punter of District 4. Excelling in punting, Clark also showed superb from in passing. Gut's tosses won more than one game for the Blue and Gold.
Ernest "Buck" Crews was one of the wing-footed members of the Tiger tribe of 1929. Against all kinds of opposition Buck was the same, fast and hard to stop, slippery as an eel.
Milford "Red" Goodman was the peppiest quarter on the Tiger squad. Red's forte was instilling fight into the players. He was the smallest regular in the district.
R. C. Granberry was a fighting end that always gave the opposition an account of himself. Basketball had trained Granberry to catch a ball, and when a backfield man sailed that ball toward him, it went into eager arms.
Fred Hightower, quarter, despite illness and numerous injuries was a good field general and had remarkable passing ability. Fred has another year.
J. W. Hornbeak served his first year as a linesman playing at guard. Hornbeak was a good, steady player that never quit fighting. "Jay" also has another year.
Dee Newland, completing his third year as a Tiger regular, was one fo the best line plungers in the district. When the ball was down on the goal line it was given to crashing Dee.
The surprise letterman of the year was John Newland, but what a pleasant surprise ! When the regular quarters were out with injuries in the Temple game John took over the job and certainly earned his letter.
"Bitsie" Price's playing was very consistent, and Mr. Price's son was always on hand in the pinches.
George Pryor, the blond menace, was a continual thorn in the enemy's side. His playing saved the first Temple game, when he intercepted Billy Hall's pass and raced for a touchdown.
Melvin Richardson was a whale of a player at tackle. When Melvin hit a man he stayed hit quite a while.
Jack "Cootie" Roberts completed his third year as a Tiger regular. At end, where he played this year, Jack did very well. he will be missed next year.
Billy Stamps made the mythical all state team. He was selected almost unanimously by Texas sports writers. Nuff Sed !
Most sensational of District 4 backfield men was Robert Wilson. Although he was one of the lightest players on the team, Wilson's playing had more crowd appeal than most any player in the state.
Big Dick Young was a bruiser at the center job. Dick's playing was the most consistent of all the other players on the team. Some college is going to be lucky.
Captain "Gut" Clark, an able leader was as fine a dribbler and checker as any present at the state meet. He will return for another season: look out opposition !
"Podunk" Crowther had no specialty, but he needed none for he had no weakness.
"King" Granberry was the never miss high point man of the team. He made the mistake of hitting too many early in the year and was guarded closely during the closing games of the season.
"Cotton" Harris like "Podunk", had neither a specialty nor weakness. He too had an accurate eye for the basket.
Bruce Jefferies was the speed boy of the club. Many a time he came in so fast that the guard covering him would let him have a crip, which he seldom missed.
Anyone who watched Hugh McDonald move about wondered how he did it. He was always moving, either guarding or trying for the ball every minute of the game.
"Polly" Pollard a newcomer, had more basketball sense and ability than several of our veterans. He has been playing the game for a long time, and when he is "right," he messes very few shots.
"Big Toe" Pryor our center and guard, had height and used it. He was seldom out jumped or stopped in an attempt at the check.
Although Corsicana's track team did not distinguish itself this year, Coach Jefferies worked untiringly to shape his raw materials into stalwart athletes. Prospects were none too bright at the beginning of the season, for none of last year's letter men returned this year, but prospects are better for the coming school year. Through the coach's efforts and the co-operation of the boys, Corsicana was able to head the list in three different track events at the county meet, held this year at Frost.
The boys who participated in the events at the meet are: Robert Wilson, first in pole vault and third in 220 yard dash; Dick Young, first in shop putt, and second in discus throw; Gordon Clark, first in javelin throw; J. W. Hornbeak, second in 100 yard dash; Paul Hall second in javelin throw; Joe Greenlee, second in high hurdles; Paul Sutton, second in high jump and third in broad jump; Theo VanderLann, third in high jump; Douglas Ferrell, third in discus throw; and Nelson Ross, third in 440 yard dash.
It is planned to place next year's act vities entirely under Ted Jefferies' supervision, and Corsicana is looking forward to a year of which she can be proud.
Coach TED JEFFERIES, J. W. HORNBEAK, NEAL CROWTHERS, THEO VANDERLAAN, DOUGLAS FERRELL, Capt. DICK YOUNG, JESTER VARNELL, DAVID BERGIN, NELSON ROSS, PAUL HALL, PAUL SUTTON, MARVIN BYERS, JOE GREENLEE, JOHN NEWLAND, ROBERT WILSON.
"In springtime a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of golf." Each fair day finds members of the Golf Club at the Corsicana Club trying their skill on the green. Although not so well known as some of the other clubs on the campus, the Golf Club can claim honors of its own.
The club was organized in 1926, and during the last four years the boys have proved themselves adept in the art of "swatting the pill." Ex-team members who have left names for themselves in the high school golf hall of fame are Hugh Drane. Ray Smith, Gerald McClung, and Clyde Stroud, but their places this year have been capably filled by Billy Coulson, Frank Caldwell, R. C. Granberry, and James Poindexter.
Since organization, the team has matched games with Ennis, Mexia, Dallas, ( Fores, Sunset, Oak Cliff ), and Waco school teams, and this year has played Waco, Mexia, Paris, and Ennis. The outcome of the matches has not been unfavorable to Corsicana.
From the first the members have made an excellent showing at the state meet where many skillful participants become friendly antagonists. In the past three years two boys have represented Corsicana in the State High School Golf Tourney in Dallas, and have caused Corsicana to have her name mentioned.
Boys who have won places in the tournaments are Coulson, captain of the '26, '27, '28, and '29 teams, who was runner-up in the city tourney: Caldwell who was winner in the high school tourney of 1928, and medalist in country tournament in 1929, and Grandberry, who was runner-up in the county tourney of 1929.
With a worthwhile record set, it is expected that this year's team will once more cause golf fans to expect Corsicana's name mentioned when the 1930 state tourney score is published.
CALDWELL, COULSON ( Capt. ), GRANBERRY, POINDEXTER
For practice, the Tennis Club used the tennis court of the City Park.
In the preliminary contests held at the City Park court Doris Clayton, singles; Bettie Willie and Frances Harlee, doubles, won out to represent Corsicana High School in the county meet.
At the county meet the first match of the doubles was between Frost and Corsicana. Corsicana won the match 6 - 2 first set and 6 - 3 second set and 6 - 3 third set. The second match the girls played was between State Home and Corsicana and Corsicana won again by the first set being 9 - 7, the second set being 6 - 3. This was their last match, which entitled them to first place in the meet. The singles team played Currie in the first match, which was forfeited to Corsicana. The second match, which was between State Home and Corsicana, State Home won. This gave the second place to the singles team in the meet.
The doubles team went to Hillsboro to represent Corsicana High School in the district meet and they drew a bye, which stated they would play the winner of the first match. The match was between Cleburne and Corsicana, which match Corsicana won, the first set being 6 - 2; the second set being 6 - 3. Then Corsicana had to play the winner of the next to last match and that was between Valley Mills and Corsicana. Corsicana won, the first match being 6 - 3; the second match being 11 - 9. This ended the match and entitled Corsicana to first place in the district meet. The girls are now practicing for the bi-district, and we are hoping they will go to State.
BETTIE WILLIE; DORIS CLAYTON; FANNIE JEAN TREADWELL, MISS WHITTEN; BILLY RUTH YOUNG; FRANES HARLEE.