The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan (Bellaire, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 15, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 16, 1971 Page: 1 of 36
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Cords Squeeze Post Lubbock To Win State Title
It was like a televisionre-run
this year at the 4A-State Base-
ball Championship playoffs in
It was the same cast as the
1963 playoffs starring Lufkin,
San Antonio Lee, Lubbock Mon-
terey and Bellaire.
The same teams as met in the
semi-finals in 63 squarded off
But somebody changed the
script and Bellaire High School's
Cardinals came out the winner.
The Cards, after dropping Lee
in the first game, came back to
overcome a 1-0 deficit in the
sixth to beat Monterey 5-4 and
win their third state champion-
ship, a new record for 4A base-
It was Roche and Gideon, the
two junior pitching aces, that
tucked both games away for Coach
Ray Knoblauch’s nine. Both Roche
and Gideon will be back and they
grabbed 31 of the Cardinals 35
wins this year.
Gideon won the opener, then
came on to relief Roche in the
The big bat of shortstop Alan
McMurtrey and his fine fielding
throughout the whole season was
also singled out by Knoblauch for
Bellaire won its first state
title in 1960, the year before
Knoblauch came to the school.
They they repeated with their
second title in 1962.
In 1963 die Cards lost to Luf-
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AN $80 MI LLIONmemcat complex wntDe constructed at Beechnut and the southwest Freeway it was
announced Friday, by a spokesman for the Memorial Baptist Hospital System.
Medical Complex Planned
kin In the finals and last year
came out the bridesmaid again as
they lost to Aldine in the finals.
Not pitching at normal capac-
ity, Jim Gideon was treading in
deep water the opening night a-
gainst San Antonio Lee. Every
inning Lee banged on the door,
yet Gideon managed to squelch
the opposition while allowing one
run through six innings.
Meanwhile, Bellaire produced
little, with the exception of Alan
McMurtrey’s 3rd inning triple.
As the Cards picked up their
sticks in the sixth, Knoblauch,
as well as others, remained si-
Then, as if a peel of thunder
struck Nelson Field, Craig Hod-
ges drag bunted, McMurtrey
tripled, Steve Frank singled, Lee
made two errors, and the Car-
dinals were in front to stay, 4-1.
Friday was no different. Mon-
terrey jumped to a 1-0 lead
PLEASE SEE PAGE 2
GROUPED BEFORE LEAVING for Dallas on the first leg of their
singing trip to England and the Continent is the Willow Meadows
Baptist Church Master-singers left to right first row, Richard
Askin, Clara Wimbish. Second row, director, Bill Bumstead, Jan
Bunstead, Julie DeLoach, Roy DeLoach, Jennie Warren, Judy Wil-
son, Lois Kannwischer ami Rebecca Smith, -ptmtn bv i.vle Harris
BELLAIRE LITTLE LEAGUE mothers met Sunday afternoon in their
annual softball game. The game ended with Barbara Schultz's and
Mary Ellen Onarecker’s American League beating the National Lea-
gue 9-8. Pictured above (1. to r.) front row: Mrs. Holley, Karen
Norred, Carolyn Henry, Jay O’Malley, Ruth Wrwin, Ruth Howell,
Betty Williams, Doris Erwin. Second row: Pat Carrico, Gene High-
tower, Rose Marie Kingsbury, Mary Ellen Onarecker, Rosalie
Bianchi, Delores John, Pat Broussard, Beulah Nevels, Betty Fis-
cher. Third row: Mrs. Bennett, Barbara Schultz, Muriel Gibson,
Mary Vollette, Audrey Barras, Marie Reinkermeyer.
Plans for a new medical com-
plex in Southwest Houston, in-
cluding “an ultramodern hospi-
tal that abruptly breaks with tra-
ditional concepts in form and
function and sets the pace for a
uniquely new approach to health
care,” were announced Friday,
by W. Wilson Turner, president
of Memorial Baptist Hospital
The medical complex will be
built on a 38 1/2-acre tract. It
is bordered by the Southwest
Freeway and Beechnut.
Construction is expected to be-
gin in 1973.
Turner said the two major
goals to be achieved by the new
PLEASE SEE PAGE 2
Junior Girl Scout Troop 272
of Westmoreland Neighborhood
performed two plays, “Dream
Dust for Shadows” and “Dulci
Man," during the weekly Story
Time on June 4, at the Walter
Mrs. Jo Miller, 8923 Sanga-
mon, directed Lynn McCain (the
PLEASE SEE PAGE 2
SCOUT PERFORMERS - Mary McGeachy, Diana Elsik, Cindy
Swift, Ann Reed and Carrie Gibbons performing in “Dulci Man.”
Dr. Elza Love, the new min-
ter at the Bellaire United Me-
odist Church, and his wife,
ranees, were honored at a re-
ption held at the church fel-
wship hall this past Sunday.
Dr. Love comes to the Bel-
ire church from the Texas Con-
rence offices where he served
; District Superintendent of the
suston-South district for the
ist three years. Bellaire Meth-
list is his 13th pastorate.
Dr. A.C. Bell, pastor at the
lurch for the past four years has
oved to Palestine where he will
;rve as District Superintendent
ir the Palestine District.
Dr. Love was recently selected
; one of ten ministers from Tex-
3 who will attend the world-wide
nited Methodist Church Confer-
ice in Atlanta in May, 1972.
BELLAIRE AMERICAN LITTLE
LEAGUE’S 1971 triple play play-
ers. Pictured (1. to r.) are Tom-
my Gaden, Grant Dalton and Da-
vid Garner of the Triangle Bar-
ber Shop Indians.
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Royal, B. E. & Cronin, Carolyn. The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan (Bellaire, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 15, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 16, 1971, newspaper, June 16, 1971; Bellaire, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth566886/m1/1/: accessed March 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.