The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 1, Ed. 1, Friday, September 14, 1956 Page: 3 of 4
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THE WAR WHOOP
Tribe Opens Against ACC Saturday
i Indians Seek Third y
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SEPTEMBER 14. 19S6
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By BARBARA JONES
Wo arc always hearing talk of
true MeMurrians. This year on
the campus wo actually have a
Hue McMurriiiti not only in per-
son but also in name.
Gwendolyn McMurry a fresh-
man from Levelland is one of
the newest to join t h e Indian
Upon questioning Gwen about
the origin of her name she said
that her family was not exactly
sure how the name McMurry was
derived but she added that it was
Attending McMurry must run
in the McMurry family because
Owen's mother was a graduate
of here. Gwen said that the name
did not have anything to do with
her coming to McMurry.
She panic because she wanted
to attend a church-related school.
She also feels that McMurry has
a good speech department and
plans to major in speech. Gwen
is also interested in church ac-
tivities and any kind of sport.
In Levelland High School she
was very outstanding having
been chosen Who's Who in both
leadership and speech. During her
senior year she served as secre-
tary of the student council de-
bated and was in several one-
We are proud to welcome this
McMurrian Gwen McMurry.
The McMurry "B" team known
as the Papooses has scheduled
three games for the 1956 football
Tommy Ellis head coach who
announced the "B" team slate
said that another game may be
The Papooses will open the sea-
son Sept. 22 against Navarro Jun-
ior College at Navarro. They play
Ranger Junior College Sept. 27
at Ranger and the West Texas
State "B" team Oct. 26 at Canyon
The "Game of the Year" for
McMurry's Indians will be reeled
off nt H p.m. Saturday in Fair
Park Stadium when the Tribe
tangles with its arch rival from
across town the Abilene Chris-
tian College Wildcats.
A capacity crowd of 10000 is
expected for this 24th renewal
of the crosstown filed.
ACC will be out to break a
two-year victory drought in the
series. McMurry hopes to bring
the over-all record into closer
br lance. The Wildcats have won
13 and the Indians 10 since it '
began in 1930.
McMurry has won each of the '
last two encounters by narrow i
margins of 13-6 and the outcome j
of this year's contest appears to .
be another toss-up. Although the i
count of returning lettcrmen fa-
vors the Wildcats 19 to 12 Mc-
Murry will be able to field a
starting eleven reportedly equal
to last year's Tribe in size speed
I McMurry with only four regu-
I lar starters back from last season
w.ll be counting on seven new
Indians who have seen little or '
no action against the Wildcats.
The four returnees who will
be expected to spark the Mc-
Murry squad are senior ends '
Tommy Watkins Odessa and
i Ezra Corley Slaton; senior cen-1
Iter Bill Houston Hermlcigh; and
I junior halfback Weldon Brevard ;
I Ballinger. I
Brevard all-Texas Conference
in 1955 was McMurry's leading
gainer last year against ACC get-
ting 58 yards on 15 carries and I
TOMMY McADAMS CHARLIE DAVIS
Sept. 15 Abilene Christian Abilene (Fair Park).
Sept. 22 West Texas State Canyon.
Sept. 29 Texas A&I Abilene.
Oct. 0 Midwestern Abilene (Homecoming).
Oct. 12 New Mexico A&M Las duces.
Oct. 20 Corpus Christi Abilene.
Oct. 27 Open.
Nov. 3 Howard Payne Biownwood.
Nov. 10 North Texas State. Denton.
Nov. Ifi Chattanooga Chattanooga.
Nov. 23 Southern State (Ark) Abilene.
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1473 Sayles Boulevard
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Admitted to the
Metro For 25c with
Invasion of the Body
Man from Bitter Ridge
402 Pine Street
Hugh Bowie Jeweler
returning two kick-offs for 40
Watkins another all-conference
Indian scored against the Wild-
cats on a 12-yard touchdown pass.
The Tribe's other touchdown in
the victory was scored by de-
parted fullback Elroy Payne.
Filling in .-or graduated Me-'
Murry veterans will probably be
Curtis Johnson Stamford and
Tommy Parker Ballinger at the
tackles; Jim Henderson Dcnison
and Charlie Davis Stamford at
the guards; and Richard Toliver
Ballinger Bob Hayworth Big
Spring and Ernie Davis Stam-
ford in the backficld. All except
Charlie Davis a junior college
transfer were on the McMurry
varsity last year and most of
them saw some action against
The Indians have good depth
in the backficld with top re-
serves being fullback Jim Briggs
Abilene; quarterback John Mc-
Crary Quanah; and halfbacks
Kirby Lackey Morton and James
Probable starting lineup for the
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The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 1, Ed. 1, Friday, September 14, 1956, newspaper, September 14, 1956; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth100982/m1/3/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McMurry University Library.