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Page 94 text:
The Panther Men Here the) are " the Pant net Men, " fifteen strong, clad in their traditional home-standing while and purple uniforms. The) stand in the form " I an " II. " reminding the student hod) .i« ' ll as themselves that the) are repre- senting High Point College. Win or lose. iIh ' have proved themselves .1- outstanding representatives oJ our institution; 1 1 1 • - always possessed i will to win I 1 1 1 in defeat 1 li« showed .1 tremendous amount ! sportsman- ship. Happy hiil modest in victory, extreme!) good sports in defeat, and the men who helped create .1 great H.P.C. school spirit these are the characteristics of out " PANTHER MEN. " Front lo back. left to right: Mui| li Osborne. Boh Manning. Harold Crump. Bolib) Dun liar. Don Wil- liams. BoIiIm Davidson. Mill Huegle. Johnny East. Bert west brook. Ivm rrazier. I ' om Pavne. Ii Dixon. Paul Stanton. Phil Crorketl. and |. C. I ' lllll-ClC. The Year for the Panthers Coach 1 o lias done an excellent joh this year in bringing the Panthers back into contention " iili North State Foes. The Purple Panthers racked up I I victories against IT hisses compared with last year ' s record of only six wins out ol thirl) starts. I. I ' d li captain Uobb Davidson and Kill Huegle. the HPC sipiad managed i h l l ii- own in the conference. Jack Powell, joining the Panthers in ilic second semestei action, gave llu I anthers an extra scoring punch. Paul Stanton and .1. •. Bled- soe also proved themselves ,1- dangerous men from llie scoring department. The 195 " ) editi I the HPC Basketballers was ;i well-balanced outfit throughout the season. ( ' (i, nil ow look advantage ol this balance and substituted I reel) using such backbone men .1- Ken I i.i u ' i. Il.iiulil (Trump .mil l»i Dixon wild greal rcgulat il . Othei men who added depth and importance to the team were Phil Crockett, Murph) Osborne, Bobby l)imli;ir. Tom Payne and Bobh) Pharr. Tin- Purple Panthers finished -ixili in llie con- ference ilii- yeai which enabled diem i return in the North Stale Tournament in Lexington aftei .1 years absenc e. The High Pointers prompt!) sur- prised North State Officials b) upsetting Easl Carolina rather handil) 91-70. after losing i " die Pirates twice during ih - regular season. The sec- ond round oJ tournamenl plaj saw die " never give up Panthers lose out to Ulanlic Christian 81-69. who was crowned the North State Cham- pions the next night. For theii untiring efforts and their contributions to our college, we salute Coach Vow and the 1955 Purple Panthers. The Panther ii-.nn i- la-i build- ing u| to !»• .1 top threat in the North State inference. 90
Page 93 text:
w i; ii ; i r in i mil im i;i«, i.wn Season ' s Scores for the Panthers .P.C. -■ 95 ,P.C. 121 .P.C. ... 97 .P.C. 100 .P.C. ( ■ ' ! .P.C. ;:i .P.C. ;:i .P.C. ::: .P.C. : : i .P.C. 7. " ) .! ' . :. 77 .P.C. Ill ' 01 " 1 1 . 1 .( .. .P.C. 83 .P.C. i ' .2 H.P.Y.M.C.A. 78 FT.P.Y.M.CA. 72 V.C.C. 10-1 Presbyterian - .. 95 Guilford 79 Emon and Henrj 80 M.Cra.v " 2 Presbyterian I I " Erskine 78 Wofford 8] Catawba 58 E.CC 80 Wo [ford 81 Vppalaniian i ■ Eloti McCran 111 • ■ IRTH J 77 Klull 93 89 1 enoir-RliyiiP 1 i:: 105 ( ' .III. Ill 111. II l( -lull : ;: • . v.cc. 89 89 w . :.( :. 71 68 7. ' ! ill Enka • • 69 w . .. :. 76 87 ii|i.i i.n L i.in 98 III E.CC. 102 69 92 1 i-llui 1 -|J|| Ml ' 95 01 Fori Bragg i u , 4 If 1 5TATK T0I R.N Wll l 91 E.CC. 70 69 82 Nil
Page 95 text:
Ilii- year the Panther cheerleaders were elected b student ballot In what semed to be the inosl heated election campaign in the historj il cheerleader selection. The group this year spirited 1 1 1« student l»od in some close basketball games, cheering so enthus- iastically that the " rool " I the gym was in danger. Ibis year - group, under the leader- ship l l!i ' ii T .-« i 1 1 • t • i . the head cheerleader, contributed much to the " HPC spirit. The cheerleaders who lead 1 1 1« student b K in " Rooting for the Purple Panthers " were Bettj Tysinger, K.t Dawkins. " Shrimp " Flyiit. kiril ii I .owilcl milk. " I ' l ' il I ' l i ' ll in. ill. Mill Kerr. Nann Crews, and Marsha Bailey. llli «. l -l I I « ( ill I I (.1 HPC Cheerleaders a § m A i iii:i:i:i, lev. Viiih- EADERS -Kneeling: Nan. Crews. Bettj T singer. Perl Prethman. SluniHna Marsha Uai Kerr. Seated on lop: Ko E. Daw kins. Viarilwi I nwdermilk. and " Shrimp I lull 91
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