Chieftain, Volume 7, Number 2, February 1959 Page: 4
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THE McMURRY CHIEFTAIN
Wildcats Down Indians In Second Game, 67-63
LEAD BALL—It looks as if it took McMurry's Toby Burkhardl (42)
and Pemex's Carlos Quintanar (10) and Arturo Escalera (5) to heave
the ball into the basket. Buddy Rumsey (30) stares fearfully, expect-
ing the ball to land on him. (Photo by Eichenberger.)
Track Season To Open March 6-7
A 14-meet schedule for Mc-
Murry College's track and field
team has been tentatively set by
track coach Grant Teaff.
The Indian runners will launch
their spring agenda with the Bor-
der Olympics meet in Laredo,
March 6-7. Teaff also has tenta-
tive plans for entering the NCAA
meet in Lincoln, Neb., June 12-13,
and the NAAU runoff in Boulder,
Colo., June 19-20.
Teaff also has staged a relay
meet on his own cinders April
25. Invitations already have
been mailed to several colleges
in the Southwest, including Texas
Western, New Mexico Western,
Sul Ross, and others. Plans in-
clude making the event an annual
McMurry also will return to the
Monterrey Relays in Monterrey,
Mexico, where they walked off
with individual honors last spring.
With several Promising sprint-
ers on hand, the Indians could
become one of the top college
track teams in the Southwest this
spring. McMurry made its first
bid for recognition last spring
Selected At Function
Kay Kinnard, Abilene senior,
was chosen Valentine Sweetheart
at the annual All-School Valen-
tine party given by the seniors.
The party was held February 13.
The other nominees were Patti
Carlson, Eunice, N. M., junior;
Paula Spurlin, Abilene sopho-
more; and Martha Brackeen, An-
The selection was based upon
the percentage of each class in
attendance at the party. The class
that had the most in attendance
were honored by having their
nominee selected as Sweetheart.
under the guidance of Teaff and
a handfull of runners.
This spring's schedule includes:
March 6-7—Border Olympics, La-
March 14 — Southwestern Recrea-
tional Meet, Fort Worth.
March 21—West Texas Relays,
March 25—Tentative triangle meet
April 3-4—Texas Relays, Austin.
April 10-11—Texas Western Relays,
April 18—Southwest Texas Relays,
San Marcos (may enter Kansas Re-
lays, Lawrence, Kan.)
April 25—McMurry College Relays,
May 10—Monterrey Relays, Monter-
June 6—Meet of Champions, Hous-
June 15—NAIA (site to be deter-
mined) (may enter NCAA meet June
June 19-20—NAAU, Boulder, Colo.
Members of the track team are
Leon Barr, Clyde junior; Bob
Burris, Mineral Wells sophomore;
Tracy Byrd, Brady sophomore;
Jimmy Drake, Hobbs, N. M.,
freshman; Herschel Force, O'Brien
freshman; Bob Gay, Abilene jun-
ior; James Harvey, Sweetwater
sophomore; Dalton Hicks, Co-
manche junior; John Dale Lewis,
Coleman freshman; Paul Rankin,
Portales, N. M., sophomore; Gus
Umphress, Granbury sophomore;
Terry Max Wellborn, Novice
freshman and Bruce Land, Haw-
National Loan Fund
McMurry College now has $4,-
247 available for students in a
loan fund through the National
Defense Student Loan Program.
This was set up by the National
Defense Education Act of 1958.
A student can borrow $1,000 a
year up to $5,000 for his college
years. The money is borrowed
through the college.
The ACC Wildcats, after a slow-
moving first half, gained and kept
a lead over the McMurry Indians
to win a Valentine game, 67-63.
At the end of the firht half,
during which neither team was
able to open up more than a five-
point margin, the score registered
28-24, ACC the top man.
It took the Wildcats ten min-
utes of the second half to gain a
12-Point lead, 54-42, the widest
separation of the game.
The high man for ACC was
Buddy Tarver, sophomore, who
Shelton, Senior Player
Holds Highest Scoring
For Indian Hoopsters
Team scoring honors have
changed hands for McMurry Col-
lege's basketeers, with senior cap-
tain Bud Shelton grabbing the
Shelton, the lonesome senior on
the roster, took over the top spot
in scoring with a 23 point pro-
duction against West Texas State.
He now has hiked his total to 199
points, seven above runnerup
Reusch, the 6-6 freshman for-
ward, still leads in rebounding
Shelton has performed like a
seasoned veteran—he's a three-
year letterman — in the Tribe's
last five games. He has led the
team in scoring, or been near the
top, in the Indians' last five ap-
The best point-average, though,
belongs to another freshman,
Toby Burkhardt. The 6-5 forward
from Windfall, Ind., has posted
a 19-point average, but only in
Wise, Ellis Fly To
Two McMurry juniors flew to
New York, February 14, to par-
ticipate in the tenth annual
United Nations Seminar.
Danny Wise, San Antonio, and
George Ellis, Southland, were se-
lected to attend the meeting of
college students by the Woman's
Division of the Texas Methodist
"Our Christian Involvement
and Changing Dimensions of
Man's Basic Rights" was the
theme of the week. Discussions
on human rights, civil rights, and
the foreign policy of the United
States were held.
The session in New York in-
cluded lectures by Dr. Ernest
Gross, former United States am-
bassador to the U. N. and by
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The group flew to Washington,
February 18, where they visited
the Soviet Embassy, attended two
sessions of Congress, and inter-
viewed Senators Hubert Humph-
rey and Lyndon Johnson.
scored 21 points, and set up almost
as many more with his split-sec-
Toby Burkhardt, who joined the
Tribe at mid-term and has helped
their sagging fortunes take a turn
for the better, led the Indians
with 12 points.
The Indians out rebounded the
Wildcats, 47-37, and outshot them
from the floor, 27-25, but the vis-
itors sank 17 of 29 free throws
while McMurry hit nine of 14.
The Tribe's Earnie Reusch was
top individual rebounder with 16,
while Denman led ACC with 12.
McMurry hit 41.5 per cent from
the floor with ACC connecting on
The game sets McMurry's won-
lost record at 6-15
McMURRY (63) FG FT PF TP
Lowe 0 1 3 1
Driver 5 1 5 n
Mobley 2 2 3 6
Shelton 5 1 4 n
Reusch 2 1 2 5
Baker 5 1 2 11
burkhardt 6 0 2 12
DuBois 1 0 0 2
Snowden 1 2 1 4
TOTALS 27 9 22 63
FG FT PF TP
Denman 2 7 1
Allen 6 4 2
Tarver 9 3 3
McLeod 5 1 4
Brown 3 2 1
Robbins 0 0 1
TOTALS 25 17 12
Professor Obtains Degree
John R. Hilliard, professor of
biology at McMurry was awarded
the Ph. D. degree in zoology by
the University of Texas, January
31. He holds the BA degree from
Trinity University, 1947, and the
MA from the University of Colo-
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CLASS OF 1954:
Rev. and Mrs. George E. Ty-
son (Anna Belle), are living at
3405 32nd, Lubbock. Mr. Tyson
is the minister of visitation at the
Asbury Methodist Church. An ac-
companist for Dr. von Ende's
voice pupils for five years, Mrs.
Tyson graduated Magna Cum
CLASS OF 1955:
A daughter, Karen Sue, was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Straughan of Midland in Novem-
ber, 1958. Straughan, who took
his degree in business adminis-
tration, is now working for the
Shell Oil Company. His wife is
the former Mary Lou Riley.
CLASS OF 1956:
A student in Perkins School of
Theology, Dulaney Barrett and
his family are living in Hawk
Hall there on the SMU campus.
The Barretts (Joan Arnold) have
an eleven month old girl, Lydia
Joann. Mrs. Barrett is teaching
in the Dallas public schools, while
her husband attends Perkins.
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