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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. kirilii 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 Tsinger. 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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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.iu ' 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
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■ -— I ■ • i ii I .11 ■ ■ I i 1 1 i 1 1 1 • i Time Out! inometil for strateg assignment and a short IiumiIht before continuing ihe battle. The action has been la-l ami hard; llii- li -mil slrateg) may present ,i method " I keeping tin- lead. The " liuhi- ing h ' " clasp iheii haniis together, the coacli says " Lei ' s gel ■ mi there ami hustle, " and tin 1 game is on. ■ I -, Vlure Dei-epti 92
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