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November 28, 1947

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2, Lubbock, (Texas), Evening Journal, Friday, November 28, 104? New $400,000 Tech Stadium Be Dedicated Satur Texas Tech foot- a modern athletic realized in its first afternoon when a concrete and steel be dedicated homecoming Dreams of fans i or T>lant will be Jstep Saturday ««iew S400.000 *Jootball stadium will ^to highlight annual ^activities. S Dedication of the new stadium, seat approximately 1B,- l/persons, will be a pre-game •ceremony before the annual clash *of the Red Raiders with their arch jriyals from the south, <-he Mardin- university Cowboys from . J Capacity Crowd Expected A capably crowd of 20,000 is d to .see the game. Jnelud- in ihe spectators will be an [esiipnaied 5,UO'0 graduates and <rx- f students who will be here for the t day's activities, * The new stadium is constructed Ion a sue northwest of the old l-Tech Jjdd and is surrounded by ••* extensive parking spaces. Only .*tbe tv.-o sides of. the stadium, ex- J -lending irom the ten-yard lines 4iiaji been constructed, but future pl2»5 call lor enclosing both ends, £ completing the horseshoe and in- f cresisjng rapacity from approxi- jj -mated? le.OOU to pnssibly 45.000, f- .- Financing Described now stadium i.s officially n ;i«, the Clifford H. and Au- fc drey .'ones stadium, nsunt'd »n J hfm'or of the pre.sidonl emeritus of £ the college and his wife, Unof- v fictaUy M will be called Jones **irt8dturn. Dr. Jones launched the ll&urficial drive Jor the stadium by foflerjng $100,000 to the college fc -board of directors in 3 per cent «bt»rrds. which, upon the death of ^— 3w*ih Dr. and Mrs. Jones will be tjifcd to the college. Ac- Dr. Jones' offer, the board |- | increased the bonds to 5 per cent < i revenue- bearing. i • Jvlatcimiu !>r, Jones' offer of ' M.bf bonds, Texas Tech grid fans | ! and l.ubbock business m<:n con- I '.ducted a campaign, in the fall oC > '1941; raisins $150,000 fur the new | } stadium and the board of directors. ! ! authorized the expenditure of an . '. additional $50,000 in college aunds. Advertising cos is of the quire another college board to issue other of bids revealed Udhnn would re- Si 00.000 and Hit of directors voice revenue bonds for « t this purpose. 1 f The Oldt-Mid West company of J* Dallas was low bidder and was j '.awarded the contract for conslruc- i '. tiort of the stadium for a bid o | '-S3SK.600, A work order was issued ' ) on'last March 17 and nctual con; , Btrurtion started immediately, • . A fast schedule was maintained ;Jby the contractors, especially in } i v»«w of delay in shipments of criti- «>cai mate-rials such as reinforcing ; 'steel, but on June 2(i, with approxi- • , rnstf'ly three completed MH'tiorix ; -of columns, bftiinn FIIK! forms in i place for jit-fit deck, construction ' |wft's seriously setback by a disns- '. [trous fire. Fir* Delays Work ; ; Oil-soaked forms caught fire ' ' from some undetermined origin , and due to high winds, this section i ; of the new stadium was damaged '•lor a total loss of approximately , ; 5.200,000. • • Work was resumed next day on • ' construction of the west stands, ' causing no actual construction de. . lay except lor that portion deslroy- ' ' c-d by fire. \ \ .-Although the construction con, trac: called for completion for the beginning of the present grid season, the firo loss in time and ma- ten:i5s cjiuscd completion to be delayed approximately GO days, ^- Prut Box Modem' *£t>proximately 3,200 cubic yards of concrete were poured for the ftadaum, being poured by the unusual method of a concrete pump. Ktutvt SORE THROAT DUE TO COLDS" Bad wetthcr bringa sorr ihroal*. Be ready wild time-tcstfd TONSIL1NE. Assure your family of fast soothing relief at once. Your druggist hni it. There were approximately 820,000 jouncls of reinforcing steel used, (pproxiiiuUcly 10,000 steel .seat jracketts, 80,000 galvanised seal Bracket bolls, about 00,000 board feet of select, Clear-Heart Cnlifor- ...i redwood for scats, six orna- m-ntal flag poles installed atop the stands, an elaborate combination jrc.ss-aml-radio quarters, with all- glass front installed on the west section. The press box, with till its modern features and size, i.s the most complete phase of construction incorporated Into any football stadium in tho U. S. An inter-corn- munication system Is also built un- durncalh the football field for telephone contact with each section of tho stadium. Lighling System Described Erection of. lighting 1 for the new stadium, to conic at a later date, will include six. 00-foot monolubu steel lighting lowers at tho back of and attached to the stands, each carrying twelve-bank electrical flood lights of 1,500 walls each, giving the .stadium one of the be;;l lighting systems in the Southwest The six .steel poles will extend 130 feet from the ground. •Anchor,'! holding the 80-foot lighting towers »ro large galvan- i-ml spocially-bullt bolls, two and ono-half Inches in diameter and (JO inches long, weighing 185 pounds otich, .The entrance and exit stations of the stadium are supplemented by gradually Inclined concrete ramps, thus emptying the stadium easily. Paving Planned Within the stands are constructed concession stands, toilet facilities and a home and visitors clubhouse room. In the home i'ield house such features an fireproof vault and elevator are installed and steel casement sash built into masonry walls. Original plans called for considerable paving -underneath the stands and paving of tho parking and street areas in and around the I'ield, but due to present day construction costs and limited funds, these unnecessary features were eliminated for the present. Stands on each side of the field have 45 rows of scats, The west stands arc amply supplied with box seats, these seals with chair backs and all boxes separated with galvanized hand rails. The east stands have been primarily designated as the student section, and have no box scats. Wider Seels Used Comparing the stadium with other stadia in the number of TONSILINE . » liMKIU. M I'lMl IIWT DfiONNi;QUINTS CHEST COLDS It MIMHHC cm BUY FROM THE DEALER DISPLAYING THIS SIGN coiumam TRAILERS VALUE DESIGN COMFORT M*mb»i TCAC Mtmbu TCMA stt COLUMBIAS AT COPE TRAILED SALES 3907 191h SI. Phone SOU Dr. li. Osteopathy — Medicine — Smgery 1121 - 19t.b St. 1'hfine 544H < MM< Davidson X-Ray Res. 2-23B2 '*W-w«i B «S* > S*S^,S You Are Cordially Invited To Attend The DOWNTOWN BIBLE CLASS EACH SUNDAY Morning 9:45 To 10:30 Broadcast Every Sunday Morning over KSEL-— liK KAM'tl ttKANI * f*r TCACHCK 10:00 Meet Your Friend* and Make New Ones At Our Clan, Lindsey Theatre ALWAYS AIR CONDITIONED WALLPAPER Closo OutI Many pattern* and colors, Or per This W»ok'« Special! roll Paul Graham Co. BUILDERS SUPPLY 1205 13th St, Dl«) 6608 rows o'f seats, ihe University o.t Texii.s stadium has 51 rows of seals, A, & M.'s Kyle field 40 rows, the Cotton Bowl at Dallas (19 rows and the lower tier o£ Yankee .stadium in New York, 40 rows. A departure from the usual con.slrucUon of .seats has been used in that the architectural design calls for-a wider seat, using three two by fours instead of the more common method of using one two by ten board. Individual scat numbers are burned into the center section of the seals and all «i.slc.s are appropriately numbered by built-in-place attractive cast bron/o numbers. The concrete sections nre desig nalccl by enameled cut-out letters four feet In height, backed by a reinforced concrete plaque. Box scats arc 1 individiuilly-numbcred j,y small plates 'welded to hand rails. Contractors Lisled The architectural firm oi Haynes and Kirby ol' Lubboek furnished the architectural drawings for the tadium and ParUhill, Smith nnd Cooper, Lubboqk engineers, drew engineering plans and supervised construction. C, E. Small was pro- eel manajior for ihe OUH-Mid VVcs 1 company atu'l K, 1C, Pnync wus superintendent, . A. C, Bowdcn was resident enylriflC!', Subcontractors who performed work on the project included: Bell Plumbing company, plumbing and heating; People's Electric shop, electrical work; Odessa Steel Erectors, placing steel; Roy G. 2alcolo, masonry; Elliott Taylor, ffiid grading; Wor'.man Plastering company, plaster work; Texas Roofing company, roofing .and sheet mela'l work; and Shook- Owen Construction company, underground utilities, Material Supply Firms Named Principal materials were supplied by the following fir.ms: SEATING ARRANGEMENT OF NEW JONES STADIUM—-The diagram above shows ihe sections for Texas Tech's'new Jones stadium, which will be dedicated in ceremonies before the Hardin-Simmons game Saturday afternoon. Approximately 20,000 persons are expected for the game, with bleachers set up for approximately 2,300 in addition to the 18,000 seals the new stadium 1 provides. The east stands have been designated lor students while box seats are on the west wide, If you have drive on the west side and find it. easier to get to your a seat in section A, West stands, you can sent by entering the designated gate. Lubbock Building company, con- mlll.woi'k crele; Eobei'son Steel company, Oklahoma City, roini'orcing steel; C. K. Flowers, N. T. Wilson, For- vest Lumber company, all nC Lubbock; Gunnisqn River Timber company, Sapinero, Colo.; and Snider Lumber company, Mar- shnll, lumber and nails; Plains Builders Supply company, finish hardware; Western Brick & Supply company, steel windows; Lub- bo'ck Glass 1 & Mirror company, plate glass; Willhims-Moore company, metal partitions and doors; Hunter-Hayes company, Dallas, elevator; Lubboek Wood Works, E, G. Browci' Lumber company, Dallas, redwood seut lumber; and vPonhnndle Steel compan'y, Lubbucfc, reinforcing steel. The Oldt-Mid West company, contractors on the project, is a combination of two companies DAVIS TOP & TRIM TAILOR MADE SEAT COVERS owned by Floyd S. Oldl and B. F. Schocnamnn and C. I. Small, ail of DiilIns. Various forms of fortune-telling and "lucky charms" extract $4,000,00!) from pockets of Englishmen annually. •BE A SECRETARY FORAU 52 PIECES 1 A WEEK! MEMORY" PATTERN You get 16 teaspoons 8 dinner knives 8 dinner forks 8 oval soups 8 salad forks servng spoons 1 butter knife 1 sugar shell lf''s famous Wm. Rogers Silverplate .,. by SnVernathnal Silver Co s certifies you P u i\on have aene reduced Regularly 2.98 to 3.59 54 IN. WOOLENS Sew and save—make your •own skirt or suit, All wool plaids, herrlnnboncs and plain weaves. As!5t, colors, 2nd Floor Regular 2.98 All Wool BOYS' SWEATERS Boy's all-wool pullover sweaters. Good looking styles that make ideal girts, Assorted colors. Small, medium, large Main Floor 77 For Boys or Girls! 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