Fort Hood Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, October 5, 1973 Page: 12 of 22
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Gary performs surgery
By JERRY REED
Gary Davidson is apparently changing jobs. David
son an attorney by profession is starting his intern
ship as an obstretician. In fact Davidson is about
ready to make this first delivery of a new born.
You see Gary is trying to create yet another
professional football league. He is just one of many
folks that have come up with such a childess idea.
The way things have been going Davidson will have
to put a revolving door on the maternity ward.
Football is like unions on a small scale they are
alright but when they get big its all over. You can't
tell me that Frank Fitzsimmions could name
everyone of his members except Jimmy Hoffa and he
doesn't count. Holy Samuel Golpers just think of the
dues the people of this purposed league would have
to make to stay in good with Davidson.
Actually this is a pretty touchy situation but I
guess Gary knows what he's doing and is ready to
get a team to divide up in not only the United States
but world-wide as well. Davidson plans to include
teams from Latin America Canada Europe and
Asia in his new league. Maybe Davidson has the oral
persuasion to get his little league underway but I
wouldn't put him in the same class as Henry Clay.
This could be one of the biggest splits in history if
Davidson can put it off. The latest division of a
team came when Liz and Richard split their
diamonds in the back of a Lincoln-Mercury.
HOW WAS THAT?
This new league is supposed to be a real show-stop-
per. Evidently Davidson doesn't think that the
National Football League is exciting enough. Perhaps
he will try some new gimmics to attract fans to his
performance. I can just set Groucho duck-walking up
and down the aisles selling popcorn while asking
everyone if they have seen a blonde honking a horn
between harp lessons.
"The National Football League has been very suc
cessful. They are established now. But we are going
to try to loosen everybody up a little bit provide a
bright new look to the sport" commented Davidson.
He says that the new league will try to avoid direct
competition with the stronger NFL and Canadian
Football League by playing weekdays in most cases
now that's pretty smart.
Davidson says possible locations for the inaugural
season (purposed for 1974) will include New York
Los Angeles Toronto Boston Mexico City Chicago
Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit and Honolulu.
ITS TIME TO STOP
Back in 1919 the National Football League got star
ted and then expanded into bigger things. Then came
the American Football League and eventually the
present professional league. This is fine but that
should be the limit.
If football continues to grow it could be in as
much danger as basketball seems to be right now. A
lot of folks could loose some money and perhaps Mr.
Davidson doesn't realize this situation.
Look at the American Basketball Association how
many teams are still around since the early days of
the league how many franchises really made it?
Remember the New Jersey Americans the Minnesota
Muskies Anaheim Amigos or the New Orleans Buc
caneers just to name a few.
Former Kentucky basektball coach Adolf Rupp
stated that the N.B.A. should take the top teams in
the A.B.A. (about four) and put them into their
league. Johnny Kerr former Notre Dame cage coach
wanted to start another league in basketball and in
clude some of the towns that are two embarrassing
to mention. Next tning you know they will have
teams in such towns as Perkins Corner Oklahoma or
Butcher Hollow Kentucky in the future.
Perhaps Mr. Davidson should think a little bit
more about changing jobs because his expected baby
is a bit premature.
at Bell County's
MORGAN'S POINT/ TEXAS
TROPHY TIME In a recent
ceremony Major Sequoyah E. (Steve)
Trueblood of MASSTER accepts the
Commanding General's Cup from
Lieutenant General George P. Seneff
Jr. former commander of III Corps and
Fort Hood the cup was presented to
Bass Club gets organized
On September 27 the Ft.
Hood Bass Club was of
ficially started by a few in
dividuals here on post and it
is rapidly growing from its
Already the newly formed
club has sponsored a suc
cessful tournament. Last
Saturday the club put on a
Pot-Luck Tournament which
was the beginning of many
tourneys to follow in the
future. Entry fee for that
particular event was $2.00
Two fellows Sfc. Mills and
SSG. Adair got their money's
worth as they took home the
first prize in the contest Bet
ween the two fishermen they
garnered nine and one half
pounds of black bass. They
also had the biggest fish at
four and one half pounds.
Membership to this newly
formed organization is sim
ple. Any military retired
military civilian personnel
working at Ft. Hood or
military dependents are
welcomed to join the club.
In just one short week the
club has grown to 14 mem
bers and others are
requesting entry into this
Information needed for en
trance into the Ft. Hood Bass
Club may be obtained by
reaching one of the following
individuals: Sfc. Mills at
5-8966 Sfc. Freeman at 5-6085
or Sfc. McConnell at either
5-5252 (after duty hours) or
5-4684 (on duty).
The new club is challenging
and is well worth the effort
of joining as a regular mem
ber. In January the club
will select the top six
anglers to represent them at
the Top Six Anglers Tour
nament to be held at Possum
Kingdom Lake in January.
Anyone interested in joining
this club is urged to contact
the proper people as soon as
The deadline for submitting
a team roster to compete in
the 2nd Armd. Div. basket
ball leagues is Oct. 19. All
those interested in playing
basketball this season are en
couraged to get their team
roster in to the athletic office
at Burba gym as soon as
Arizona State running back
W a A
American candidate this
year was the third leading
college rusher in the nation
for the '72 season.
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recognize MASSTER's various sports
teams accumulating more total points
than other teams at Fort Hood during
the past six months. LTG Seneff presen
ted the cup as one of his final acts while
at Fort Hood. (U.S. Army Photo by
If football were one of
those kids' games where you
move a piece around the
hoard at the roll of a dice a
would automatically signify
"go back three spaces for
Marty Akins is only the
second sophomore quarter
back ever to start for Darrell
Royal at Texas and despite
an apprentice year as a
freshman last season he
began only this year with
only 30 minutes of playing
time to his credit.
Still it was with the poise
of an experienced field
general that Akins took the
Longhorns on a 70-yard drive
that turned the momentum
around in Texas' 28-12 South
west Conference-opening win
over Texas Tech Saturday.
It was the kind of drive
which in past seasons has
seen the Longhorns jell into a
solid offensive football team
and though the jury is still
out on its lasting effects this
time there is no question of
its impact Saturday.
"I was happy to see Marty
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Fred Akers UT's offensive
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backfield. "Naturally you
hope something like that last
drive carries over but those
are things you just have to
wait to see."
The game was a big one
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Fort Hood Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, October 5, 1973, newspaper, October 5, 1973; Temple, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255212/m1/12/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Casey Memorial Library.