Cecil Sutphin

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£x-Gonrfer Greof Starts Business Here Cecil Sutphln Establishes Electrical Shop In Baytown «>• CLYDE A. MURRAY Sun SUff Writer A member of the 1941 Robert E. Lee football team that started the Gander* on their "Golden Era" has opened an electrical business in Baytown. Cecil Sutphin, a tackle on the first Gander team to win a district title, is now open for business at 409 North Main. A union shop, the new Sutphin Electrical Co. offers any type electrical electrical service on contract basis. Electrical fixtures will soon be available. •While he was an electrical engineering; engineering; student for two years at SMU, Sutphin majored in economics economics and psychology and graduated in 19:19. He has j5 years of experiences experiences on the "working end" of the eieetncal business. Company headquarters is at the corner of Jamea and North Main, Presently, Sutphin has three assistants, assistants, Si Simons, shop foreman, and Junnita Simpson and Mario Sterling, secretaries. The two secretaries are deversicc! to change things when they entered entered high school. They set their goal as 1941, the year that each would be a senior. They called it the "Club of '41" and Sutphin was captain. With Sutphin holding down a rugged tackle position, tho Ganders Ganders went uncleforttecl during the regular season in jJMl. in doing so winning the H-AA title for the first time. Tho team bowed to Lamar, Lamar, already a greftt rival, in bi- district, 7-0. Sutphin's athletic career, however, however, did not end with high school. He later wont on to SMU where in 1045-.1949 he plnyed with tho Dallas school's most celebrated loams and with a gent named Doalc Walker. His football career WH.H one of versatility. The first year In high school he played center, tho next year end, the nest your tackle, At SMU he was switched back to center. Take away five months and Sutphin is a native Baytonlnn. His family came to Baytown when h» wa.s five months old. He was born, in West Vifginia. Three years ajjo Cecil Sutphin. married Bobby Jack Van Deventer. Deventer. daughter of the popular president president of the Baytown KJwanis club, and they now have a future Gander Gander in Robert, IS-months-old fullback fullback who weighs 38 pounds, Papa already has visions of a well-laid sitle body block or a skirt off left tackle. Tho young Sutphin family lives at 1906 Mississippi. Cecil's parents, Mr. and Mrs, B. E. Siitphin, a well- known Baytown family, live at 3207 Indiana. "Slit," i\s hi.H wife calls him, >x- plnins thnt you pronounce ths name liko soot in the stove and fin oa the fish. VVhon ho first explained this to hia wSfi. 1 , shp was teaching; s. group of Latin American students. Sho litter told thorn it was like tho soot in the stove und fin of the fish. A few minutes a little girl raised her hand to ask n question'-and said, "Mrs. Stovcfish . . .''

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  1. The Baytown Sun,
  2. 23 Aug 1955, Tue,
  3. Page 9

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