The North Texan, Volume 5, Number 4, August 1954 Page: 4
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THE NORTH TEXAN
SepV^lT-^University of Mississippi
- - Memphis, Tenn. 8:00
/Oct. 2—Mississippi Southern
- - - - Denton 8:00
Oct. 9—Hardiri-Simmonti -
- - - | Denton 8:00
Chattaiftoga, Tenn. 8:00
Oct. 15—Chattanooga - - - - -
*Oct. 23—Texas Western - -
- - - - Denton 2:00
Oct. 30—-San Jose State - - r
■ - ~ - - Dertton 8:00
Nov. 6—Mississippi State' -
State College, Miss. 2:00
Nov. 20—Trinity - . -
Nov. 24—Midwestern ... - .
-- - Wichita Falls 2^0
' < ■-
Winners In NAIA
North Texas golfers this year
captured the National Intercolle-
giate (NAIA) championship, won
11 of J2 diial matches, and came
within one stroke of the SMU team
that won the NCAA title in Hous-
The Eagles won the NAIA meet
in Abilene, with Marion Hiskey
of Pocatello, Idaho, regaining his
individual intercollegiate title.
In May the North Texans had
won the team championhip in the
eighth annual Colorado College In-
vitation tournament. Hiskey was
the medalist with 218 for 54 holes.
Three teammates tied for -seeo®4 education
with 221: Stan JHosfel,- A.
Triggs, and Ray Ferguson.
In the season's opening- meet,
NTSC made a 36-hole team total
of 602.in the Border Olympics in
Laredo to tie for first with Okla-
homa A&M. The next week the
Teachers who have already been
awarded scholarships include Cecil
V. Young,. Decatur; Doyfe E.
Chrisman, Denton; B. A. Holbrook,
Jr., Saint Jo; Billy Lipstreu,
Boyd^ William Merritt Romans,
ForsanLeslie L. Browning, Sang-
golfers finished second, to the er; G
Sooner Ags in the SouthjrwtenT cTT Bailey, Spade; Sam C. McClure,
Recreation meet in Fort Worth. ~
The team this year lost the
Southern Intercollegiate cham-
pionship in Athens, Ga., a title
they have held for three years.
Their dual match play reyord
shows 11 victories, one tie, and no
defeats. They beat Texas A&M
lor twice, University of Nebraska
twice, and claimed single victories
over Stephen F. Austin State, Uni-
versity of Houston, and -Spring
Hill of Alabama. The tie came,in
\* match with ^he University of
1 At the end of the spring semes-
ter, members of the T Club elected
Hiskey as the outstanding athlete
of the year at ftTSC.
Scholarships in driver education
have been awarded to 27 high
school teachers at North "Texas
State this summer and .several
more will be presented, .4W iA.
.(Bill) Cooper, -driver education in-
structor, has announced.
Each scholarship awards |100 to
high school teachers who will teach
driver training and safety next
fall. The grants are made by the
Two courses are olfered this se-
mester, one designed to meet the
requirements of the State Board of
Education for certification of driv-
er education teachers, and the" oth-
er for advanced driver and safety
Richardson; William W. Davis,
Krum ^Carroll J. Howard, Loving-
ton, N.M.; Ira DeFoor, Denton;
Wayne A. Cox, Ponder; Bob M.
Johnson, Waco, arid James Mack
New NT Chapters
(Continued from pagp 1)
students on NT Day when a chart-
er was granted during the meeting
of former students at the Hilton
Other Fort Worth officers are
Wade Heami, vice-president; Miss
Loraine S. McClellan, recording
Frances Hedgpeth, treasurer.
- Within a period of 41 days, North Texas State College lost two of its most^tffstand
ing and popular members of the athletic staff. •* . '
>Fred Razor CobBTgolf coach, died March 17. Theron J. Fouts, dipwftor of physica
education and athletics, died April 27. Both men were victims of-hear^ecUacks and died sud
denly; . - ■Mj|
In.January, 1954, Fouts, after 34 years of continuou^s^rvice to NTSC, announcec
his retirement, effective in June, to enter private busing
Members of the Board of Regents in May voted^to name the new football stadium and
field 'Fouts Field'! in honor Of the late athleUp-director and former dean of men.
In his-Jetter of resignation to th<
boartl. Fouts pointed, out the pr&
gress oTlhe physical plant, of the
| athletic department, and the %.
tangible evjdence which 'includei
the benefits thousands of,boys and
girls" have received during the
1 past 33 years through participa-
J tion in our year-round program.'
j Credit for the growth of the
[' department -was- given by Fouts
; to, the combined health, physical
education," recreation and athletic
staff and to the administrators,
j regents" and legislators
' In February, folloWihg his.re
tirement announcement, the Rotary
Club of Denton held a "Theroib
Fouts Day" at which tirrie towns-
people and out-of-town guests
heard him characterized by Jack
Sisco, former Eagle, coach, as a
of vision whose love of boys
inspired him to place service above
self." — • • " ■ •
When tHe- board of regents ac-
cepted FoutV retirement request,
| President J. C. Matthetvs said:
I \ "Long yt?ars from now when some-
one shows som£ physical education,
recreation, pr athletic facility to
a stranger, he 'will say, "This is
not only Mr. Fouts'" dream, it Ts
also his accomplishment!" '
——-—- NT's Rockne~—"
Golf Coach Fred ' Cobb"~made
N'TffC the "Notre Dame" of golf-
He was its Knute Rockne.
■The tall, drawling Texan was a
former Georgia jTe<;h -star who
learned his golf as a caddy from
the famous Bqbby Jones. He joined
the NT faculty in 1940 arid in 1945
installed the jinks game as a major
college sport. Then he had two
He wanted to attract national
publicity for the colliege and he
-wanted to produce some of the
college's most outstanding links
teams and individuals. Cobb real-
ized all of these before his death.
His teams have won all three of
the major College gdlf tourna-
ments— the, „ National- Collegiate
Athletic Association, the Southern
Intercollegiate," and the Rocky
Mountain Collegiate. Eagle golf
teams have beaten such links pow-.
erhouses as Princeton, Purdue, the
University of Texas, Notre Dame,
Stanford, Wake Forest, Ohio State,
North Carolina, Illinois, Utah, ayi
others. ' .
UnderCobbs' - tute-lagethe-
golfers won the NCAA chariipion-
ship four consecutive years, 1949-
1952, and "his boys" brought many
team and individual honors to the
late coach and the college. ^
T. J. FOUTS
Eagles' Spring Training
A heavier sqtfffd, ~a. faster back-
field, and a. better ball club—fac-
ing a tougher, schedule than ever
before. That just about sums up
Coaeh—Odus—Mkfchell's hopes and
fears for the 1954 football season.
Encouraged by some outstand-
rugged performers last year. ~
The ba^lifield ought to be loaded
with speed and deception plus
power in 1954.
Gene Bahnsen, the ojily three-
letter winner on the squad, is ex-
pected by Mitchell to be- ready for
ing showings in spring training, j his greatesfcvear with lhe Eagles
rapid improvement by many re- j He's a power runner and a terrific
turning lettermen, and some prom-1 linebacker. This may also prove to
ising new talent, Mitchell sees a j be the year for Charles Shepard
good chance for improving on the • to cash in on his talentsras a full-
unhappy j;ecard vvxitten. by I feadw
the Eagles "in 1953.
Hen fro Back
The biggest question mark is at : At halfback, Dean Ren fro should
the egfds, riddled by the graduation ! be outstanding. The team's lead-
^ lettermen.- Charlie MeGin- ing scorer a-iid ground-gainer last
t'y is tjte oniy 19r>3lettefman wing-J^season, he'll 1w ' nmj*>r throat to
mart available, but he'll be joined ! Eagle opposition. Speedy Tommy
by Ro&.Newman, a '$2 letter win- Runnels should also be ready to
nt-r, and Dan - LaGrasta, moving 1 go places as a sophomore halfback.
■ ei fiom guard. McCinty is ex- Looking""especially good in spring
ii'f tiH fn na un « ' f inn VT«... . j ..111 _ * i i-« -. < .
pec ted to have a. fine year. New-
under limited substitution,
should develop into a two-way man. a
The middle of the line lacks ex A squad
1-erienced centers, M i t c h e 11 ob- At quarterback, veterans Don
serves,( but he can draw on Fred Baker and Jack Hays will be avail-
ented halfback depth is provided
by Jack Wages, John Renfro, and
number . of 'newcomers to tht
\\ ay, who lettered as a ^freshman
after a mid-season injury of Law-
rence Strickland last year, and
junior college transfer Curtis
True^ilus. squadi^ Bo^tansel
from :lhe 19&2 -aggregation. -
Strength and depth at guard arid
tackle looks highly encouraging.
Two lettermen, <ieorge Veit and
Ben Moore, and two junior college
men, Ludie Bitner and, Neville
Spiers, put the guards in good
shape. At tackle there is solid tal-
secretary; Miss Billie Beth Moore, ent in the form-of lettermen Ray
corresponding secretary, and Miss Verkerk, Glenn Holtzman, George
Hoagland, and Charlie Laine, all
able to, move the .Eagles' T-forma-
tion attack. "
By >the time of the opening game,
.Mitchell hopes to .have on hand at
least :l7^and . may.be 19—letter-
mtn. Fifteen letter winners from
1953 will be missing, one third of
them ends. . . <-
As the season began nearly a
yejar; ago, the NTSC squad av-
eraged 185 pounds per man^in the
backfield and 209 perxman in the
lin?- The average height at tHTs
^riting j^cks up at 188 for all catchers,, playedU-
backfield mefi „and 213 pounds-for #ligh School before coming " to
1 n om/,i *v . . - •
Conrad on Team
Former Eagle Golfer Joe Conrad
States amateurs who have been
named to meet Canadian and Mex-
ican golfers in the Americas Cup
golf matches in London, Ont.,
Conrad is the present holder of
the Southern Amateur champion-
ship. . r- 1
All-Stars Pick Hall
Ex*student Ken Hall, 220-pound
end on the NTSC football team
last season, has been named^to the
College All-Star squad that meets
the professional champion Detroit
Lions in a charity game in "Chi-
cago on Aug.-,13.
Hall, ope of NT's leading P -
catchers,. played football at Borger
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