Range Rider, Volume 7, Number 9, September, 1953 Page: 4
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Range Rider Staff
Editor ............P. Kenneth Hill, Jr.
Associate Editor ......Ann Sullivar.
Office Sec'y y...... Jimmnie 1,)u Watte
1953-54 Officers, Ex-Studeint Assoc
President ..........Jim Jennings, '31
1st V. P. ..............Guy Shaw '36
2nd V. P. ........ Mrs. Bill Tippin '44
3rd V. P. ............Taylor Paul '49
4th V. P. ..............Jack Scott '30
Secretary ....Mrs. Murray Evans '42
Chaplain ............Byron Bryant, '40
Well here it is!--The special
Sports Edition of the RANGE
RIDER which we hope will put
you up-to-date on the prognasti--
cations of the athletic mentors
for this Fall's do or die.
There's plenty of zip-'n zest, in
the new cartoon idea for publicity
spots which George Hine, Jr. has
dreamed up for this years sports
pages. The players along with the
coaches have been drawn up to
help create that winning spirit
and every son and daughter of the
purple and gold ought to really
go the limit in helping to boost
the team to victory this year.
We extend our appreciation to
George Hine, and his very
capable staff in the publicity of-
fice for helping to arrange this
special edition. If you want to
know just where your school
stands in regards to big time,
get a copy of the September 4,
Colliers Magazine. Our Coach
Murray Evans is quoted along
with four other larger school
coaches, concerning the one pla-
toon system. His picture also ap-
pears along with the other
To me, this alone is significant
as to how H-SU is coming to the
front in more ways than one.
Great Today-Greater Tomor-
BUSINESS MANAGER Dt !CTOR c ATHLET CS
OFr CIAL THE CAMPUS*
COACHES 6A GOLF'(
4 :gRODEO TEAMS COWBOY GOLFERS
. HAVE WON LAST THREE BORDER.
MEET THE COWBOY BOSSES
HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY COWBOY SPURS
MURRAY EVANS, Head Football Coach
ADDRESS-Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas. This will be Murray's second
ENROLLMENT-About 1400. season as head foreman of the
Hardin-Simmons University foot-
TEAM'S NICKNAME-Cowboys. ball department. In his first year
SCHOOL COLORS-Purple and Gold. as head college mentor, Murray
COWBOY CLUB SECRETARY-G. H. (Slim) Tartt, 2133 Hickory. saw his Cowboys win 5, lose 3,
STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT-Robert Walker. and tie 2. A former star player
at Hardin-Simmons, Murray
COWBOY BAND DIRECTOR-Marion B. McClure. knows what it feels like to play
H-SU President Dr. Evan Allard Reiff on an undefeated team. Murray
Athletic Council Chairman Dr. Robert A. Collins lettered on the 1939, the 1940
Director of Athletics E. W. (Bill) Ledbetter team w h i c h plowed through a
Head Football Coach Murray Evans (H-SU, 1942) tough season to tack up an un-
Associate Football Coaches Larry Cunningham (H-SU 1940); defeated and untied record, and
Bill Scott (H-SU, 1947); Sam Baugh (TCU, 1936) the 1941 team which tied for the
Athletic News Director George Hine, Jr. Border Conference championship.
Following graduation in 1942,
Team Statisticians Dr. William O. Beazley, Gene Schooley Evans pl 1 a y e d in professional
Team Physicians Dr. C. L. Prichard, ranks with the Detroit Lions for
Dr. James P. Bridges, Dr. Jack S. Haynes 1two years. He had one of the
best passing records in the league
as a freshman. He later served
with the United States Navy, and
while at the Naval Bainbridge
Station in Maryland, starred in
football. Evans returned to take
over H-SU line coaching duties
in 1946 and that year, the big,
stout, Cowboy line was rated the
best in the Border Conference.
Originally a center in his under-
classman days at Hardin - Sim-
mons, Murray was shifted to
quarterback during his senior
year. He also played fullback.
Murray will again use the Wing
T formation which features un-
orthodox line spacing, set flank-
ers, baffling spreads and the con-
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SUPERVISES AaRAW'4IiYSO &
I:'4IEDULES b OTER SPORTS FOOTBALL
-ASEBALL, BASKETBALL, TENNIS 4oI BRINGS
TOP NOTCH MUSICAL SHOWS 4 OTHER t- 9 TI
PRODUCTIONS /I4ttepid AT ROSE FIELD HOUSE :
aM ,Q o WORLD-WIDE c5'c du e
FAMOUS COWBOY BAND 4 SERVES AS
SECRETARY- TREA6URER.6 H-SU BOARD - TRtOTEES
MIS HOBBIES MtS HORSE&ACK RIDIF46,
FARMING a RANCHING,
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