Beebe AR girl's basketball team 1935. Historic postcard.

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I attended a very small school in Georgia and their only sports activity was basketball but it was equal, a team of boys and a team of girls.  I was on the team and loved the trips to small surrounding towns to compete.  This photograph was loaned to me by our card-collecting buddy, James Whitlow, and it shows the girl's junior basketball team at Beebe AR and reminds me of the old days when the teams wore short shorts and high-top tennis shoes.

The back of the card even names the girls!  Maybe a relative of yours will be in this group.

Beebe AR girl's basketball team

Now here are the names. The G and F letters must mean guard or forward.  Because I was tall I was a forward!  I don't see a name for the coach. 

1935 Beebe AR basketball girls

Thanks, James Whitlow, for another memory.




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Anita Fuller

If I can find it.....(or if I remember to look for it)....I can send you a picture of the Beebe Junior High Basketball team, made in my front yard on Arch. St. in l95l. They all have on their letter sweaters.
I have a friend in Jonesboro, whose maiden name was Margaret Stout.....but I don't think she ever lived in Beebe, she lived and grew up in Bradford.

Nov 18, 2014 09:27 PM #1
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

 See girl B Ballers from Searcy here.

I provided this pic from my 1920 SHS yearbook The Reville.

Notice Marjorie Armstrong!

Nov 18, 2014 10:05 PM #2
Anita Fuller

Marjorie Armstrong was one of mother's high school teachers: I think she taught typing and shorthand. Later she was the business manager at Hawkins Clinic Hospital when I began there as a nurses aide.

Nov 19, 2014 12:40 AM #3
Harold Gene Sullivan

This was back when it was thought that boy's rules basketball was too strenuous for girls so there were 6 girls on a team, 3 in front court and 2 in back court. They were not allowed to cross center court line. How times have changed!

Also, in the late '40s and early '50s there was a White County girls basketball tournament called SMS (Souths Most Spectacular), It was very popular with various entertainment at halftime and between games.

Nov 19, 2014 04:52 AM #4
Anita Fuller

Harold: your numbers are wrong: 3 players on each end of the court.....3 forwards and 3 guards. I played in the SMS Griffithville. Our Jr. girls team went to the semi-finals and lost to the Beebe team 59 - 16. Needless to say, we were skunked, I called time out with about 5 seconds left in the game. What was I thinking? (or not thinking?)...

Nov 19, 2014 05:27 AM #5
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

I have to agree with Anita on the number of girls on the court.  I, being sorta lazy, don't see why they changed the rules.  I liked standing on the edge of the courth watching the scrapping going on at the other end.  It made for easier watching too.  The thing we are missing and which has always made me mad is the Searcy folks cutting out all girl's basketball and other sports.  Girls had NOTHING to do! 

Nov 19, 2014 07:25 AM #6
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