Chieftain, Volume , Number 1, September 1960 Page: 4
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THE McMURRY CHIEFTAIN
RETURNING STARTER—John Thomas, lone returning starter for
the Indians, is a main part of the Warriors' line this fall. Thomas,
junior from Abilene, leads the Indians in experience as the 1960
season gets underway.
Made During Summer
Improvements to McMurry
campus during the summer have
included work in Radford Me-
morial Student Life Center, in
the dining hall and in the chem-
istry department of the quad-
Work in Radford has not yet
been completed. The two-lane
bowling alley adjacent to the
bookstore was removed during
the summer months and the
bookstore was moved into the
bowling area, leaving room for a
bigger post office and snack bar
The larger post office was
completed during the summer
and work on the snack bar has
almost been completed. The
snack bar, leased to Associated
Food Services, Inc., of Dallas,
will be equipped for frying ser-
vices as well as the usual
Cost of the Radford remodeling
was estimated at between $5,000
The interior of the dining hall
was remodeled and new equip-
ment has been installed. The
equipment includes a new dish-
washing machine, glass-washing
wachine and two electric dis-
Remodeling to the dining hall
was estimated at $12,500.
A new chemistry research lab-
oratory has been constructed in
'60 Season Opens
For McM Indians
the science quadrangle. The
project amounts to $2,500.
In the near future plans are
for the laying of a new tile floor
in the Student Life Center. The
project has not yet been under-
taken because of a seepage prob-
lem, according to Dr. W. B. Mc-
Daniel, vice president of the
Faulty tile on the terrace ex-
tending from the Radford social
hall was replaced in the remodel-
Plans are for the completion of
the remodeling projects within
the next few weeks, according to
McMurry's Indians kicked off
the 1960 football season by drop-
ping their opening game, 33-6, to
Howard Payne on September 17
It was a disappointing loss for
Coach Grant Teaff, his staff and
to the Redskins themselves, even
though Teaff knew McMurry was
in for a rugged season. The In-
dians lost most of the 1959 team
that won eight games and lost
two, and Teaff is in the midst of
a rebuilding campaign.
Just before the second game
with Texas Lutheran (Septem-
ber 24), Teaff had 11 sophomores
on his first two units, only five
seniors, one freshman, and five
juniors. After the Howard Payne
game, Teaff shook up the start-
In the backfield, McMurry
starters are Jim Sadler, senior
from Little Rock, Ark., as quar-
terback; Donald Davis of Stam-
ford, sophomore, and George
Bridges of Rotan, a senior, as
halfbacks; and Joe Baxter of
Snyder, sophomore fullback.
In the line the starters are
Ends Freddie Thompson of Mor-
ton and Johnny Speer of Semi-
nole; Tackles Ronnie Giles of
Snyder and Doug James of Sny-
der; Guards John Thomas of
Abilene and Don W. Davis of Cal-
vert; Center Bill Narrell of
September 24 the Indians were
to travel to Seguin where they
will face the Texas Lutheran Bull-
The Indians will play the
Chattanooga University Mocca-
sins in Chattanooga, Tenn., Sep-
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Texas game is scheduled for 2:30
No social club or organization
meetings and luncheons will be
presented until Saturday evening
The exes pow-wow Friday eve-
ning will give the exes an op-
portunity to renew old acquaint-
ances and to meet new faculty
Five thousand Indian head-
bands have been purchased to be
given to the children visiting the
campus during the Homecoming
Welcome back to McMurry Res-
ervation October 7 and 8!
William K. Clark, former pro-
fessor at McMurry, was recently
granted his Ph. D. degree by
Dr. Clark is assistant professor
of speech and debate at Hiram
College in Hiram, Ohio.
Dr. Clark was chairman of the
McMurry speech department be-
fore joining the Hiram College
staff in 1958.
Dr. Clark received his degree
in speech. His doctorate thesis
was on the topic, "An Analysis
of Speech Education in Ameri-
can Protestant Theological Semi-
A portion of Dr. Clark's thesis
will be presented at the National
Convention of the Speech Asso-
ciation of America in St. Louis,
Mo., in December.
Dr. Clark received an AB de-
gree from Wabash College and
a MA degree from the University
of Southern California.
In addition to teaching at Mc-
Murry and Hiram College, Dr.
Clark taught at Wabash College,
University of Southern Cali-
fornia and University of Florida.
tember 30. Unlike the McMurry
team, the Moccasins have a host
of returning lettermen, including
an experienced line.
Homecoming game October 8 is
with Southwest Texas State. The
experienced Bobcats have 26 re-
turning lettermen and two
capable quarterbacks of equal
Border Conference favorite,
New Mexico State, will be oppo-
nent for the Indians October 15.
The New Mexico team has almost
the same lettermen who beat
McMurry's better than average
team last year, 43 to 11.
The Indians take on the Trinity
University squad of San Antonio
The Warriors will face Louis-
iana Tech of Ruston, La., October
29 in Ruston. Offense seems to
be emphasized on the well-bal-
anced Louisiana Tech team.
Arlington State Rebels will be
the opponents for McMurry No-
vember 5 in Arlington.
Last two games for the Indians'
season will be played in Abilene
—November 12 against Tampa
University and November 24, the
big game of the year, against
Abilene Christian College. Mc-
Murry beat the Wildcats last
year with a score of 14 to 7.
The McMurry-ACC game will be
played Thanksgiving Day.
45 Summer Grads
Dr. Poe Williams, pastor of the
McFarlin Memorial Methodist
Church in Norman, Okla., was
commencement speaker for the
summer McMurry graduation
August 18 when 45 received de-
grees from the college.
Two Methodist ministers also
received honorary degrees dur-
ing the ceremony. Receiving the
honorary doctor of divinity de-
grees were Rev. John L. Carpen-
ter, pastor of the St. John's
Methodist Church at Santa Fe,
N. M., and Rev. Tilden B. Arm-
strong, pastor in Andrews.
Invocation was presented by
Dr. Hubert Thomson, pastor of
the First Methodist Church of
Abilene. Scripture was read by
Dr. Vernon Henderson, Abilene
The benediction was spoken bv
Rev. Jim H. Sharp, pastor of
Fairmont Methodist Church.
McMurry president Dr. Gordon
R. Bennett directed the program.
Sponsor for Armstrong was J.
M. Willson, Sr., of Floydada,
chairman of the board of trustees
of McMurry. Sponsoring Carpen-
ter was Dr. R. L. Willingham,
Methodist pastor from Clovis,
Organ music was presented by
The graduates were presented
by Dr. Joe C. Humphrey, aca-
demic dean at McMurry.
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