Protest and Correction over Basketball in 1931

(02/20/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 2/26/1931 and 3/5/1931.

2/26/1931

A Protest

Patrons of the Grantsville graded school should protest against the practice of allowing children to play basketball against teams imported into Grantsville which are composed of grown men much older and heavier than the children set to play against them.  There is too much danger of the little ones becoming crippled or maimed for life.

A little more attention to school work and maintenance of discipline in a decent manner, in the graded school, would probably be more welcome to the patrons of the school than the pitiful sight of small boys dodging between the legs and tangeling up in the whiskers of their elderly opponents in vain and repeated attempts to win a basketball game.

Keep the kids on the sand lots where they will develop a better balanced sense of athletics than can be pumped into them by high pressure methods employed in the Grantsville graded school.

3/5/1931

A Correction

There are no graded school children playing basketball on the Grantsville Jr. High basketball team.

There is only one boy from the graded school out for the team, but he seldom plays.

The first two years of high school is called Jr. High work.  That is why the team is called Grantsville Jr. High school. - Truslow S. Waldo


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