The Collegian (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 8, Ed. 1, Wednesday, February 18, 1925 Page: 1 of 4
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How About Starting
a Trophy Room
The McWheeny f
DANIEL BAKER COLLEGE
BROWNWCX)D TEXAS FEBRUARY 18 1925
BASE BALL SEASON SHOWING PROMISE
BASKCT BALLSEASON BR006HT
TO A CLOSE OH THE HILL
Teem Make Satisfactory Record and Promises Much
For the Future.
The basketball senson of our Hill
Billies has been brought to u close
owing to the fact that we did not
have a gym of our own and to the
fact that baseball season Is upon us
Coach Higginhotham has decided to
disband his qulntit.
From the scores or I he games play-
ed this senson It would seem thnt
we did not enjoy a very successful
season hut ufter nil things arc sum-
marised we cnu look ujhui the past
season with some pride.
The boys dkl not gtt started to
work until nfter the holidays u We
could not procure a place for them to
practice in and it was January lie-
fore the use of the Memorial Hall
whs obtained and regular practice
started. Also the team was made up
entirely of new men with one excep
tion that one being Clifford Carruth
who plated with the Unnts In 1917
the lust Jeiir that the school was rep-
resented .on the court.
Taking till late start and the ma- so a body could really enjoy it.
HILL BILLY CAdERS LOSE
JWQ BATTLES TO WILD CATS
Games Played at Abilene February 4 and 5.
Sleeping through the fir a 28 min-
utes of play the Abilene Christian
College Wildcuts milled hi the Inst
19 minutes overcame u four-point
lead scored a total of II points and
won the second and final game of the
series from the Daniel linker Millies
here Thursday afternoon February 5
2fl to 10.
Not during the entire season have
followers of the purple and white re-
celt ed the thrill that was theirs Thurs-
day. Willi the nillles leading 0 to 5
at the close of the first period A. C.
C. funs felt thut the W licit. s could
score enough In the last half to win.
Hut the sluggishness of the Wildcats'
play In the first part made them none
to' certain unci not until the locals
went Into a 6-polnt lead In the last
sis minutes did they feel any too cer-
tain. Danlle linker clearly outfought their
opponents In three-fourths of the
gnmr. The Wildcnts were hnvlug poor
luck with many shots but so were the
Hill Billies. Until teams were guard-
ing closely but the Hill lllllles lield a
slight edge In goal tossing. Hut when
field goals hy Drown and Powell and
a free goal by Powell gave the Chris-
tians a one-point margin the Daniel
Raker team crumpled never to re-
cover. Had Daniel Baker exhibited the
form in foul goal shooting that was
theirs the rst game with Simmons the
Christians might hnve received a se-1
vert setback In the T. I. A. A. chnm-
plomhlp aspirations. The Hill Bil-
lies exhibited poor form In completing
their the last game with Simmons the
und this factor greatly aided the
Wildcats to win. The visitors com-
pleted but three out of 12 free at-
tempts while the Wildcats were mak-
ing successes of six out of ten at-
tempts. The line-ups: A. C. C.i Powell and
Cantrell forwards! Hill center: Ad
ams and Drown guards. Daniel Ba-i
ken Alford and Truramell forwards:
Patenon center: K. Stringer and
Mclnnli . guards.
Substitutions: Locker for Mclnnis
Porter" for Cantrell Stevens for Hill
Kerr for. Brown Cantrell for Porter
Hill far Stevens. '
PleM twill PoPwell S Cantrell HU)
Drew Adams .1 Alford 3 Patter
m 9 MeliwU 3. Foul goals: Powell
HHI Brown S Adams 3 Alford 3.
Fasti missed: Powell 9 Brown.
HlV Melnnls Patterson Alford 4.
. PeMeael fouls: Powell Stevens
HIM i Prr Brown 4 AlfonH Pat-
tcraea Trammell McIihmI 9.
Rfcftfeei f Payae (StaMteiu.)
tcriiil Into consideration wc can look
upon the past senson us a success as
every game played was with the ex-
ception o fthe two that we won lost
by close scores Hint showed the lack
of tenin work. In basketball like any
other tenm sport more than one sen-
son Is needed to hulld up n winning
club and with the experience Rained
by the hoys this year and with the
line thnt our conches got on the ma
terial nt hand we can focus our gate
on a winning club In the future.
He 1 wiw afraid you'd scream
when I kissed you.
She I didn't dare. Mother was in
the next room and might have heard
Bndlddlt; siiys that if he hud hit.
wuy ho would save all the moonlight
thnt Is wasted during the cold months
and turn it loose In the warm weather
being upset here Wednesday night
February 4 when Daniel linker caught
A. C. C. off her guard nnd held the
strong Wildcat fixe down to a 21 to
17 score. The Christian teunt was
hndly off form both in their passing
gnme nnd hi goal shooting and al-
though maintaining the lend through-
out the lust three-fourths of the gnme
it was by such a scant margin as to
throw n bad senre Into Wildcat funs.
Time after time Powell unit Cnntrcll
who hnve played stellar roles in prev-
ious gnuies of the present season miss-
ed easy shots from under tile goal
thnt should hnve rolled up n heavy
score for the Christian College quin-
Daniel linker scored first on free
tosses by Patterson and Tnimmcll
followed by Hill's foul gnat nnd a
basket from the floor by Cnntrcll.
For tile next ten minutes the two
tenuis ulternnlcd ut scoring neither
doing any grent amount till a two-
Kiint counter by Powell gave the
Wllcats a slight advantage which was
never overcome by the llrownwood
five. The half ended with the score
11 to 9 In favor of A. C. C. Counters
were still more scarce in the final
The greatest lead ever attained by
the Morrismen was seven points with
a score of 20 to 111 near the close of
the game though this was out to a
four-point margin before the gun fire
ended the nightmare. Fouls were fre-
fluent throughout the contest but in
effectiveness In finding the basket cost
cither side the chance to profit to a
great extent by this medium.
Both tennis showed up well on the
defense. Brown nnd Adams proved
hard for the opposing forwards to
break through while the Daniel Ba
ker guards Stringer arid Mclnnis
were equally as good. Alford was
the best offensive player of tle night
though nothing extra-ordinary was
displayed by anyone In this depart
ment. High point-honors were di
vided evenly between Hill otf A. C.
C. and Alford of Daniel Baker each
of whom scored seven points.'
The line-ups: A. C. C.i Forwards
Cantaall and Powell j center Hllli
guards Brown and Adams. Daniel
Baker: Forwards Alford and iTram-
melli center Patterson guarjds E.
Stringer and Melnnls.
Substitutions: Stevens for hLII.
Scoring: Field goals: Powell 9
Cantrell II Hill 9 Brown Alfprd 2
Trammell 9 Mclnnis. Foul Itoalsi
Powell S Cantrell HUI 3 Adaaie Al-
row a Trammeii g rattenon v. v
s'eraetMi iowui rawui nw.a
aaw S Brown Alford Trammell Pat-
terson S B. Strler 9 McImW.'
HILL BILLIES SPLIT WITH
Take First Game 3l to 27 Score Second Game 27 to 21.
McMurry College Indians!
fought gamely nt Mnrstnu gvmnasl-
urn nt Abilene Jnniinrv :I0H. bul a
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the Daniel linker baskclccrs in the
last few minutes of play was too id mil
Hie Hill Millies winning the flr-il of ;
the twn-gnme series til In 27.
A hard hnttle was promisid I' rum
the outset when both teams opened
with u close-guarding game. Guards i
and forwards rushed up and down j
the court nnd very few were I he times t
i n member of cither team was lrfl free '
to take anything like bis time in mi
attempt to ring the basket. The scor-
ing during the first six or eight lain-.
utes largely wus foul goals.
Desillte the pnicrmss nl (lie mem. '
jbers of the'two quintets the night's j
contest was cleanly played lteferee
Victor Payne watched the play closely
and called every violation of the rules j
Seven personals were culled against i
Daniel linker and eight against Me-1
lflirh-ivttnl liminrv uri. f1lili1.il li...
twecn Peeples McMurry center nnd
Alford Daniel linker forward. Al-
fonl got four field goals and two foul
pitches while Peeples was making five
field goals for his ten points. Tram-
mel substitute forward for the visi-
tors ran close behind with four field
goals and one free 'pitch nnd West"
McMurry forward eaiuc next with
four field goals.
The line-ups i McMurryi West cap-
tain nnd Ynyne forwards j Peeples
center; Held und Ledhcttcr guards.
Dnniel Hnkert Alford nnd Stringer
forwards: Patterson center; Melnnls
und Locker guards.
Substitutions! Trammel for Strin-
ger F.. Stringer for Locker.
Field goals: Alford t Trammel I
Stringer Patterson Mclnnis West X
Peeples li Lcdbcltcr 2. Four goals i
Payne Held L'cdhetter :1. Alford 2
Trammel Stringer Melnnls.
Personal fouls: Alford Trammel
Patterson Melnnls !l K. Stringer
West a Peeples 2 Held Ledhcttcr 2.
lteferee: Payne (Sjiumnus.)
Planet Btrtb la 4be western Hemin
1st tit mod old U. S. A.
c TesM'cmBty oi grown
swrottaM sMottm' ATewiii oaeijf
The McMurry College Indians came
bnck strong in the second hnlf and
" ll eeonA nmfi fron h'' 1)fl"
Mel Unsketccr-. of llrownwood
'1 to 21.
It was a nip-rind-tuck affair thru-
out the lire period the piny of Al-
frd Daniel linker forward being the
fintlire. Alford Is one of the-best
forwards Hint 1ms been seen here this
season and was responsible for eight
of his team's fifteen points made in
the first half.
In the seeoiul half the Daniel linker
quintet showed a sudden slump In the
form that was so notlrc.'ihle in their
play of Friday night. West nnd
Pceplcs hit their gonl-shnotlng stride
mid were able lo chalk up enough
ixihiK tn win In I lie last rlffhl minutes
of play. Alfonl was unable to find
receiver for his pnssei in the last lew
uilnutes and almost all of these were
recovered by the McMurry team.
A 1 ford was high-point man with
nine points to his credit. He fell off
completely in the second half how-
ever falling to make n single goal.
Peeples and Puuc of McMurry came
second willi eight points each. Payne
for the first time this season f nihil
to make a point in last night's game.
His lightning-like .speed was one of
the contributing factors to the Indi-
ans' win Saturday night. .
Thelliic-ups: McMurry: Wcst and
Payne forwards: Peeples center:
Keid and Ledhcttcr guards j Dunicl
nnker: Alford and K. Stringer for-
wards: Patterson center: Mclnnis
und I''. Stringer guards.
Substitutions: -Trammel for 1'..
Stringer K. Stringer for Trammel
F. Stringer for Locker Hill for
Field goals: West !l Payne II Pee-
ples I Ledhctter Alfonl 4 Tram-
mel 2 P.. Stringer Patterson Mcln-
nis. Foul goals: Alford Mclnnis 2
Pn.Mie 2 Ledhcttcr.
Personal fouls: West Payne Pee-
ples il Ledbetter 2 Alford Tram-
mel K. Stringer Melnnls Looker.
lteferee: l'ajne (Simmons) Abl
On the klgtiMt
id la towa
;'a tewar riot
NATIONALLY KNOWN READER
TO APPKAM AT DANIEL
P.very student In town as well as
those whose student dnysnrc over
will be interested hi learning thnt
through the effort of Hie Department
of Orntorj mid Kxpresslon of Dnniel
linker College Miss Irene Hcwiey the
noted reader and entertainer will give
a performance here on Friday Mnrch
20th nt Hie Coggln Memorial Hnll.
A graduate of Iceland Powers Miss
Hew ley represents Hie nrt of the rend-
er in its highest form. She his been
recommended by the press and liter-
ary critics Hie world over.
During the world war Miss How-
ley was nn official entertainer for the
American I'Apcdltlonary Forces In
France. At the close of the war she
remained in Kttropo and gave per-
formances over F.nglitnd France and
Germany. Nowhere hns her perform-
nuec failed to be a decided success. I
The most notable characteristic of
her work perhaps is her jiowcr to
grip and hold nu audience regardless
of age sex of sie. She Is iossessed
of a vivid nnd winning personality
and hns the rnre und charming qual-
ity of being able to make .herself one
of the audience.
Miss Hew ley's program will prob-
ably consist of two one act plays and
n number of selections.
It is hoped thnt the students will
get behind with the Department of
Oratory und Expression which is re-
sponsible for Miss Dcwiey's appear-
ance licrCiJtud help make this per-
formance the success that Miss Bew-
ley's nppenrnnce is accustomed to re-
ceiving. Literary Societies
The Pi Alpha and Deltn Kappa Sig-
ma literary societies held a joint meet-
ing und entertainment In the club-
rooms of the Pi Alpha Society on the
night of February 11.
Following' n very interesting pro-
gram the meeting was turned into a
socl.il. Many stunts and games fol-
lowed. Refreshments were served by
the Pi Alphas. A good crowd at-
tended. I '
HaU Daniel Baker hall white art
Wall pralao yoa glUly
wa'ii itaToyasi aaair
- Te yen wa'U' a'er he ti
SIX LETTER MEN
New Material Promises Strong Competition For Other
The prospects for an unusually sue- j
e'ssful liHscbtt.ll season looms bright
on the Hill Hilly horUon.
With the return of six letter men
and n rnfl of new material Coach
Hlgginbnthnm will have otic of Hie
best teams that Daniel linker hns
produced In recent years.
According to II. Hums Lane cap-
tain elect und veteran catcher of the
past three seasons the outlook Is the
brightest he huH known since he
hns been a member of the Hill Bil-
The letter men returning arc Hums
Lane captain nnd catcher "ToorV
Stalcup who lettered ut second bnse
In 1021 Kloe Stringer captain ( the
successful team of lust season and
also u second baseman "Windy"
Woods who held down the hot corner
Inst season "Pluto" I.cMny pitcher
nnd center fielder of Inst season und
the liny who wields n mighty stick and
Glynn Mitchell the pride of Silver
Valley und a letter mini of three
years ut center and right field mid
also one who poles the pill for u "fur"
ON BENEFIT PLAY
.. FOR "TRAIL
"LITTLE MISS SOMEBODY ELSE"
TO BE GIVEN FIRST WEEK
Under the capable super v Islon of
i Miss Kfttherlne Watson director of
the Department of Oratory and Ex-
pressloii of Daniel Unker college re
henrsnls lor tjie production of "Little
Miss Somebody I'.lsc" a play to be
given by the Senior class for the bene -
fit of their '23 year book bate com-
The iitny is a modern tour-act com -
etly und Is one of the best nhtnlnnble
The plot Is full of humor us well us
some drnmntlc situations mid there is
no doubt Hint It will be pleasing to
the modern college students. It will
lie not only the duly of every student
to see this play but their privilege as
well nnd the earnest co-operatlon of
the student body und the faculty mem-
Iters Is urged In order that the suc
cess nf the piny mny la assured.
The cast Is chosen chiefly from the
Senior class but also Includes some
members of Miss' Watson's Kxpres-
slon classes. Kach character is well
chosen and Is working hard on his
ltehersals arc being held each day
and It Is planned to present the pluy
durlng the first week of Mnreji.
BOTH GAMES HARD FOUGHT
Our fighting Hill Billies gave u
good account for themselves in the
two games with Simmons at Abilene
an February 3 and 3 but were unable
to hrina back victories.
In both games the Hill BlUloa
Jumped Into the load-early In
the game but wearied and 'lost the
lead not to regain it. This was prob-
ably due to the fact thnt the Hill Bil-
lies had only been out for about three
weeks and were not yet in training. '
The second game was a hectic af-
fair. The first half ended with u
score af 23 to 0 in favor of the Cow-
boys after the Hill BHIIes had lead
during the early part of the game.
In the last half the OoaU continued
their loose playing for a while until
the lead the Cowboys held was about
fifteen points. Then wtyh n rush the
Goat scored twelve points In the laa
six muwtee of play and were going
Mftag when' thegua stopped the coa-
TO FILL OLD POSITION
The Hill Billy team will miss the
services of Hill Denny veteran first'
Inst mnii nut! who Is now In business
here In llrownwood Louis Orceti
pitcher and outfielder of the Inst
ear's squad who Is now taking an
milling engineering course at the Kl
Paso School of Mines "Jimmy" Flack
short stop of last year 'Luke' ifnynes'
of the peanut valley nnd Lcon'Lnnc
both outfit liters of Ollflllnn's nine
Besides the letter men above nunied
Couch Higglulmthtim has n raft of
new material thnt may produce some
The jHisitlon of cntcher is practi-
cally eluehed by Captain Lane as be
is rated ns the best cntcher In the
T. I. A. A. Since this Is his last year
on the sqund Coach Hlgginbotham
will have to develop a cntcher and
give him some experience during the
season. Joe Stalcup cntcher for the
past several reasons nn the Cleburne
High school nine "Ited" Smith of Dc
Leon and probably some' other usplr-'
uuts will be out for tliepluoe behind
On tlui. mound Conch Hlgginbotham
hns three twirlers on whom he can
depend nnd some undiscovered talent'
i may lie iieveiHit into pitchers wore
1 the close of the season! Simon Bel
I In tut tvlift friiitifaitWI fulfil faaMtflff
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enllptr.'. unit u-hn was Inelhrlhlt Inst
' season will Ik- on the list of tbraw!t ...
along with another Cleburne reducti
"Honk" Alexander a soilh-pew" with
I "Honk" will probably find u Job
I at first base when he is not doing
mound duly. LeMuy pitcher from
Insr" season Is also rounding Into shape.
Besides these men there will be sev-
eral Freshmen who no doubt will
make good plaers.
1 Since the position of first base is V
( vacant there are several aspirants for T
that job. "Windy" Woods third
.b.isemau of last season who played
three enr nt first bnse on the
llrownwood High te.am Patterson
utility limn Inst sensnii "Swede" N'eul
from Austin High nnd Henry Smith
first sneker for the H row n wood High
school Lions lust year are al) nut 'for
the Initial sack.
The podtlou of second will he con-
tested between Kloe Stringer und
Dojle Stalcup both of whom are let
ter men nf past seasons.
Short slop will probably golo Genci
Alfonl of ItMug Star (he Is thf.'
Sliyr) but he will be contested '
"lted" Mnrshnll af Conmanche-and a
member of the Indians tenjn lust year.
Alfonl played short stop at the first
of the season lust year hut wns forced
to withdraw because of nil Injury but
Is now In prime condition and raring
In go. "'.
So fur there lire only two aspirants
for third buse Vacated by Woods
who Is out for first. These men are
It. D. White from llrownwood l Ugh
school who played three seasons -under
Kd Jllnlr and Held Locker from
the town In San Saba county 'that
bears his name. "
Mitchell will probably draw u reg-
ular job In right field and LeMuy .
when not on the mound will hold
down Hie big center of the lot. Lett .
field is wide open. Scott Campbell
Melnnls Carruth mid Morgan are out
for positions In the outfield.'
There v III be more out 'In a few '
days and until the whrk' progresses
further It will be hard to Jjidgr who. '
will make the team but from' "tbi line
up of material things look. rosy. ' '
Nell Foster will be out working
with the team keeping' in shape for
next 'season. Foster played on' the
championship team at Trinity last
season 'at short stop hut .wllfcoVhe
able In play this year because of In-
eligibility. Alvls Taylor ofOakTth-
walte. another Ineligible plsyerWUl
keep 'In shape for next season ' i
Conch ! Hlgginbotham j has had"hhi
pltclierand catchers wqk1ageKv-
eral' days and will' hare 'thT' whale
team out In another day or Mi de-
pending on the conditio slM-tMl'b
In as the Infield has heea liitliii
aad worsted ores. '-
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