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First Unit Of Concrete Stadium Will Be Ready By Thanksgiving COLLEGE STATION, .lun<- 26. .—ExtenKive imprb»v«ment plan» now well under way on tho athletic fit Id of th<* A. un<l M. (!ol)«g<* of Textus will on their completion k > v «this institution one of the larg«*Ht and best planned athletic plant» in the country. A m?w football stadium of con crete, the first unit of which is expected to be ready for the opening of the gridiron «eason this fall, in the outstanding feature of the improvement program. Thin stadium, to be built a unit at a tirn* over a period of year«, will be U- shaped and it will replaci the present steel stands on tho east side of Kyle Field. While the initial concrete unit of the new stadium, now under construction, and to cost $75,000, will be r» ady by fall, James Sullivan, business manager of athletics of the College, estimates that it will require eight or ten years for the whole concrett structure to materialize. It Self-Sustaining The new stadium together with other improvement» for the ath- lt tic plant, including enlargement to the present athletic field to a total area of fifteen acres, relocation of the varaity has ball diamond so that batting will be to the north instead of east as at present, and other changes, will be financed by the Athletic department from its income over a period of years. The concrete stadium, when all units are completed, will have a seating capacity for 35,000 and will be one of the most modern and thoroughly quipped stadiums in the Southwest. The first unit now being constructed by the J. E. Johnson Construction Co. of Wa-, co, will have a «eating capacity for 10,000. It is scheduled for completion by Oct. 1 though it is expected to be in condition for use at the opening game of the season k© played here September 24 with Trinity University. Steel seats now in use at A. and M. will accommodate another 10,000, which will make the total permanent seating capacity this fall 20,000. It will be possible to erect 10,000 additional temporary seats for the Thanksgiving game, Sullivan said, which will make available 30,000 seat* for the 1927 lxirkey Day p.rformance. Two Side* of Steel The new stadium will in time encircle with concrete the same gridiron on the east side of Kyle Held now partially surround» d by steel seat sections. The initial I concrete unit is being erected oni the west side. The steel seats! formerly there have been moved! to the norih end o>f the gridiron,! forming the bottom of the U-shap-i ed arrangement. The steel seats! on the east will not be disturbed' for the present so that when the concrete unit now being erected is finished, the stadium will show one side of concrete and two of steel. Two other concrett- units in time will replace the steel on the north and east. The south end will be left open, forming the mouth of the U. The concrete unit now being built will be 360 feet lo»iig, 90 feet deep at the bottom and forty rows high. Enlargement of Kyle Field to a total area of fifteen acres has been accomplished through the addition of four and a half acres on the south. This gives a plot 300 yards long by 250 yards wide as the home of sports at Aggieland,! affording space for the varsity football gridiron within the stadium and two practice football fields, varsity baseball field and a diamond for the freshman team, track course, including straight-a- ways and circular course and pita for jumping, pole vaulting, etc. The basketball court is in the Memorial Gymnasium building at the »ntrance to Kyle Field, where ample- locker and shower facilities to accommodate the athletes are located. In One Enclosure Texas A. and M. now ranks as one of the few colleges in the Southwest if not in the United States, where all college athletic events are concentrated within a single inclosure, Kyle Field in this instance. Not only are class, exhibition and conference t vents staged on Kyle Field, but it is the home of he Department of Physical Education, headed by Dana X Bible, who is head coach and who as professor of physical education is a member of the College faculty. The Memorial Gymnasium, at the north end of the tield, is the center from which this department functions and houses the offices and lecture rooms of the athletics staff. Under the new improved plans for Kyle Field, the track course has been moved from around the baseball field to the inside of the stadium. The circular track around the gridiron ls 26 feet wide and there is a 220-yard straight-away 30 feet wide, extending through the open south i’nd of the stadium. These courses have concrete on both sides as curbs, and work on them in about ftrmhed, About Jij'y 1 work of moving the variety bit ' ball grandstand from it«« present site to the south- w<- corner of th< enlarged Kyle Field will ?ar, Sullivan has an- nounred. On the new diamond baft.«-,, will face directly north which will eliminate sun glare for '-he out fielders. The capacity of pnnen' ban bail grandstand will be increased by 1000 seats, making a total capacity of 4,000 «eats. Good Press Bo* A feature of especial interest to aportfl writers in connection with the new stadium will be the pr ss box which “Sully” as busi- e manager of athletics Sullivan is known to them, has planned. 1’his will be a press box lacking in no facilities for the sports writers. With the exception of the front, it will be inclosed as a protection against wind and rain, rhirty-iix desks and scats will be provided. The press box will be equipped with electric lights, radio wire, two telegraph wires, long dista c< telephone, six field telephones. The sports writer will have at his hand al! conveniences for dispatching his report without leaving his seat in the press box. The financing of these improve ments for Kyle Field by the Athletic Department from its income over a period of years will be a process of putting into the athletic plant at the Collegi the revenues from college sports; a self-sustain ing, self-building process. The re a ization of the completely worked out plan will be the r alization of a dream that has absorbed the unflagging interest, the constant, attention of Business Manager! Sullivan si ce he first took over the reins o f business managi r of I the department in Jun of 1919.| Under "SullyV* regime, the athletic plant of the College has, grown step by step from a prop- rty probably worth $10,000 to its present dimensions. Kylt Field was smaller in 1919 than it is now, A dilapidated board fence surrounded it. There was no steel stadium, no baseball grandstand, no gymnasium building, no tennis court accommodation. Kyle Field today stands as an example of what can be done in building up a physical education laboratory. When all of the plans that are revolving in “Sully’s” brain are worked out, it will be an even more competing example. Sporting News By Moulton (Ty) Cobb STANDING OF CLUBS PWL T Pet. C. A. Baptist*_7 6 0 1 1.000 Methodists ___5 3 1 1 .750 DeMoIays____5 2 3 O .400 Presbyterians .7 2 5 0 .286 Firit Baptist* 6 1 5 O .167 his mercy. Konecny has blinding speed, a fair curve and excellent con‘rol. With considerable practice he probably would develop into a pitcher of much possibilities. He is a splendid al-around athlete. The College Avenue Baptists had no trouble in defeating the First Methodists yesterday, 6 to 1. Johnny Konecny’s fast ball held the Methodists helpless, while Lefty Walker was not the usual puzzle and was hammered timely. His support was none too Kood. Grant, his successor, was hit frequently, and also hit several batters. Curtis Cobb, the College Avenue Baptist*' center fielder who ha* been on a hittnig slump all season, hit hi* stride yesterday, making a single and a double in two trips to the plate. Bullock of the Baptist*, the pitcher-outfielder, also knocked a two-bag­ ger. Cobb was the only player on either team who secured two blows. THE BOX SCORE Methodist* AB R H PO A E Scanlin, If 3 0 0 0 1 0 J* i kins, c __2 0 1 1 1 0 S, Walker, 3b 2 0 0 1 0 0 Altimore, cf _ 2 1 1 4 0 0 Sher. Wa’k, 2b 2 0 0 1 0 1 W. Hudson, a* 2 0 1 0 2 1 Sebesta, lb _ 1 00 4 0 1 Ändert, rf__2 0 0 0 0 0 W. Walker, p 1 0 1 0 1 0 Grant, p ____10 0 10 0 receive a bonu* of $2,500 in addition to hi* $7,500 salary A picture of Rip Collin3, the ex-Aggie, appears in this year’s edition of the Cactus, the year book of the University of Texas. It shows Rip when be received a present from his Austin and University admirers in April. Ten years ago Rip was extremely unpopular in Austin; today the pendulum has swung the other way, and he has as many friends in Austin as Bib Falk, the pride of the Longhorns. Emory Smith, the College Avenue Baptists’ third baseman, is one of the best infielders in the circuit, and hire of late he has been showing improvement in his stick work. Center Fielder Altimore is one of the real stars of the Methodists. His hitting for the season Ls around .400, and he is an excellent ball hawk. Altimore, Sherman Walker at second base, Willie Sebesta, and Catcher Jenkins are all outstanding players. Yesterday’s victory easily stamps Johnny Konecny as the most feared pitcher in the Sunday School Ltague. He has r.ot lost a game this season, and in every game he has held his opponents at Rip Colins, by defeating the Chicago White Sox yesterday, 9 to 4, made his season’s average six victories and five defeats, but he really has pitched much better ball than his record indicates. At least three of his games have been lost through poor fielding, while once he should have had credit for a victory but the honor of winning went to another Detroit pitcher. Collins i* pitching hi* best • • « 111 Totals __18 1 4 12 5 3 College Avenue Baptist AB R H PO A E N. Dansby, c_ 3 0 0 3 0 0 P. Barron, 2b 2 0 1 1 1 0 H. Dansby, lf_ 3 1 0 0 0 0 Konecny, p __ 1 1 0 1 0 0 M. Dansby, lb 2 00 7 1 0 Bullock, rf .. 1 2 1 0 0 0 M. Barron, ss 1 12 1 8 0 Cobb, cf ____2 12 10 1 E. Smi'h, 3b. 2 0 0 1 0 1 Totals... .18 6 8 15 5 2 Double plays: Kontcny to M. Barron to Daansby; two bas ehiti, Bullock, Cobb; struckout by Kofi- ecny 3, by Grant 1; base on balls off Grant 1, off Konecny 1; hit batsmen, Kon cny and P. Baron by Grant; passed balls, Jenkins 2; hits and runs, off W. Walker 3 ar.d 3 in 2 innings, off Grant 3 and 3 in 2 inings; umpire, Spell. Score by innings: R H Ei Methodists __000 10— 1 4 3 C. A. Baptists.033 Ox— 6 6 2^ One bad game all season.. If Rip wins more than half of k:_--------»l:_ k. will Punk Baker, the Aggie of 1927, had hard luck yfster* day with Houston. He was used at short in lieu of Eddie Hock, but was extremely nervous and made two costly errors and fanned twice. Punk is a fin* ball player and will come around all right. He doubtless will go much better his next time out. Dutch .Baumgarten, .the .ex- Longhorn of 1927, who was supposed to be sent to Corsicana by Dallas, made two hits for Dallas yesterday and fielded well. He probably will be retained by the Dallas club now. There is no doubt about his hitting ability. There is no better southpaw in the National League. J/ena Styles, another product o# the University of Alabama, who was with the Phiiabelphia Athletics back in 1919, is still playing good bas ball in Class AA circles. He is with the Toronto team of the international League. Ler a can play every position on the team except pitch. If he had taken the gam seriously, he would still be with the Athletic*. Dost thou lo-ve life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.— Franklin. Self-trust is the essence of heroism.—Emerson. _________ C 0000000000000000000099 <> o o O o ** Service s . i.t. • Wee Willie Sherdel, the St. Louis Cardinal southpaw, figures in more nerve-racking games than any other pitcher in baseball. Practically every game he pitches is decided by one run. A few days ago he lost to the New York Giants, 4 to 3, and yesterday he defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 3 to 2, in 11 innings. M. P. Railroad Is Interested In The Progress Of Forms HOUSTON, June —The advancement of the livestock, dairy- i g, poultry and associated industries. all forming an integral part of the development of agriculture in Texas, has become an interest of the Missouri Pacific Lines, this being indicated by the announcement made by H. R. Safford, executive vice president of the appointment of Jack Turner, now of Fort Worth, as assistant agricul- ural agent in charge of this activity. Mr. Turner will assume charge of his duties on July 1, his work to be under the supervision and direction of W. B. Cook, agricultural agent for the Missouri Pacific Lines' with headquarters at Houston. Mr. Turper was born at Hillsboro, and has been engaged in agricultural activity all his life, having manifested keen interest in the modern development of farming methods for many years. He is a graduate in animal husbandry of Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, and in 1920 he was one of the three champion judgts in the International Livestock Judging contest held at Atlanta, Ga., his team having won over teams from many other states. As a reward for his service in this particular work, Mr. Turner was sent to Europe, where the following year he had an opportunity to study livestock conditions on that continent. In the next year he graduated from Texas A. and M. College, winning high honors in his work. Since leaving college Mr. Turner has been connected with animal husbandry operations in both Texas and other states, principally Wisconsin, where he was associated with one of the leading livestock men of the United States. hV* also holds the honor of being an outstanding member of the International Livestock Judging Team, from Texas A. and M. at Chicago in 1921, as well as having l>een instrumental in feeding and preparing prize winning Hereford herd of Dr. J. 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