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Denton Record-Chronicle from Denton, Texas • Page 52

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PAGE FOUR--SECTION FIVE I YOU'LL HEAR MORE ON WHAT TEXAS CAN OFFER By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Wrilfen Especially For The Denlon Record-Chronicle Texas can expect, soon to hear lore official good words about icir state its tourist attractions and its industrial potential. Gov. Price Daniel, who strongly upporled Constitutional Amendment No. 7 to allow Texas to use ax monies to advertise itself, opes the Sfitli Legislature will dopl programs aimed at increas- ng tourist travel in Texas and pro- ide money to attract industries. Tlie State Industrial Cominis- ion, reactivated by the past Lcgis- ilure, has been at work for more a year mapping out its pro- -torM Wicit ty Svitn Hulim fcr Its Dcnlgn Major college football at NTSC's Fonts Field draws ivide interest BEST OF SPORTS EVENTS ARE YOURS FOR ASKING By AHKE Record-Chronicle Sporls Editor Hockey or hunting fishing or football tennis or track bowling or basketball you name it, Dentbn's got it.

And 1959 looks like the nest yot. For the sportsman, Dentou and the surrounding area is Iruly a paradise. Jf it's spectator soorts you crave, there's niaior college at NTSC, Class AAAA high sclioci sports at Deacon High and an extensive Little League baseball program in the summer. Want to try it yourself? There's bowling, fishing, hunting, golf, tennis, swimming, skating, boating, skiing and other activities available -for the individual sportsman who would than "ob; serve." And Denton is located in such a a short drive to cither Fort Worth or Dallas will enable the enthusiast to observe lhe program' of his choice be it golf at Fort Worth's famed Colonial Country" Club di- major league exhibition baseball and football games. But in spite of the fact that Cow- FUN -ON THE LINKS Two 18-HoIe Golf Courses In City fn the spring, when a young charge is 75 cents on weekdays and younger set and older loo-- head tor lhe old golf course.

And in Denton there's not but two courses available to the' carefree NTSC, TWU and high both are permitted to play free. MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP At North Texas a monthly membership card may be purchased courses are owned By each of the two ccUevas, i 18 lav-, outs are open to the general pub-' lie. REASONABLE At very reasonable prices too. The NTSC spread is located west is for non students. A similar rate applies at TWU.

For plays the for occasional golfer who sheer enjoyment and doesn't relish breaking course records or clubs) a rental set is offered at both courses for 50 cents per 18 holes. 'own and Big are conveniently located, Dentonites can find just about any sport they want right icre in Little D. First off there's North Texas Stale a growing school with approximately 0,500 students and rjilding towards one of the finest athletic setups in the Southwest. The Eagles compele in the powerr iul Missouri Valley Conference and 1959 -should be the greatest year in history. for Coach Odus Mitchell's football eleven.

The team was" no slouch in '58, winning the conference crown, landing three players on the all- conference team, gaining All-America acclaim for one of its players and Coach of the Year honors for Mitchell. But football is just one of many sports afforded Denton fans by the college. MVC basketball is considered among lhe lop in nation with such highly publicized quintets as Cincinnati, Bradley and St. Louis rattling the backboards in IJenlon each season. Also at N'T one can view a consistently good track team in action and one of the best meets of the year is held in Dqnton the North Texas Relays.

Something extra for 195D has been added with the conference track and field meet set for early spring in Denton. Golf and tennis are a pair of spring sports that rank high in NT's alhlelic program. Coach Herb Ferrill's golf team is consistently one of the best in the United Slates. Class AAAA, highest high school classification in the state, provides Denlon with the opportunity to view a portion of Texas' best in schobi- boy foclball. basketball and track.

The Broncos also play golf, tennis, and baseball. High school baseball I versity hockey program. It is an interest ing. and exciting game to watch as the TWU girls play a serious and determined brand of field hockey. There are also tennis and swimming matches at TWU.

For the outdoorsman, Denlon is blessed with a pair of nearby bodies of water for fishing, swimming, boating, skiing, inboard and oat- board racing and just plain old picnicking. Providing the No. 1 hangout for NTSC and TWU students in the spring and summer is Garza-Lillle Elm Reservoir-- belter known by its olti name of Lake Dallas. Grapevine. is also only a short distance for Den- (onites out for a liltle water sporting.

Denton is graced by not one, but two, 18 hole golf courses open yea round and available to anyone bi enough to carry a golf bag. Hot courses are operated by the co leges one located at TWU an the other at NT. A large numbe of students use the courses but the are definitely open to the public a well as (he students. Two miniature golf courses and driving range arc available for th casual golfer not interested in to ing a heavy bag several miles day. The Green Tee Driving Rang oil the Dallas Highway does a lane slide business during the warm summer months.

For the bowlers Uie Varsity A leys'offers a bit of "strenuous taxation." The relatively ne lanes are equipped with the lates The commission has gathered information to show that for every dollar it spends la advertise Texas, $11 will come back in revenue as more workers and tourisls invade lhe sSatc. Texas and 46 other slates can use tax monies for advertising. The lone holdoul against slate advertising is California. Ironically, It is lhe fastest growing slate, population wise. State advertising in Texas was banned from 187C until lasl November when the voters agreed to eliminate the constitutional provision originally set up to keep out carpetbaggers.

Tiie commision now has surveys underway by the Bureau cf group, the commission has three committees which it will lirinK ils program closer to the people. Heading lhe committees arc commission members A. Me- Ncese Houston banker, for fi- nar Chester Wine, Laredo util- for legislation; and Hoi llarlc, San Angelo publish, er, for advertising and publicity. ram. It has used private funds cy un(lerwa by the Bureau cf nd seeks primarUy to have indus- I5 usill Research of the Univcr- ries move into small Texas cities! Slty Tcxas oni lhe engineering balance an area's economy.

experiment station of Texas Ai-M college to pin point what industry can find in Texas. The results will used in tne advertising program. NO TOURISM The commission turned thumbs own on including tourism as part its program. It said Us strength hould be concentrated on bring- ng in Industry. Chambers of commerce Ihrough- the stale urged Daniel to set up a separate tourist program.

He vants one, executive assistant George Clirislian said. Still in its infancy, the industrial commission is moving Into high gear with a fulllime executive director, Walter Dickcrson of Vicoria. An engineer with ence in banking, Dickerson will draw a $12,000 a year salary and lave an assistant at 57,000. $100,000 PER YEAR Commission chairman E. B.

ermany of Dallas, president of Lone Star Steel said that the commission will operate even if the Legislature turns down its budget requests for 5100,000 a year in 1960-61. It has operated on private funds since its reactivation and had $13,000 in the state treasury at the start of the year. of the city about a mile from the I And speaking of course records, campus just south of the new U.S. unofficial sources report' thai 77. The rolling home of three former Kagle golfers share the NT and Denton High golf teams the lowest score at NT.

Harold, is 6,059 yards long- 159 yards Ion- Sextori, Don January and Ray Fer- nd ascba "'S school ba lhan TWU's. guson have each shot an eight- TMLT A nominal fee of 25 cents per under par 62 which is exception- day is charged students daring the! al on any course. week with an additional 25 cent I Earl Stewart Dallas profcs- asscssment on Saturdays, Sundays sional, fired a 12 under 53 at TWU end holidays. several years ago. The occasion For non students the fee is 50 was the Byron Nelson Memorial cents daily and $1 on weekends Tournament held each year.

A and holidays. At the TWU links. IHVU spokesman says this "tourney located on the city's northeast side: will not be held in 1939 just south of Slate Highway 2i, the' ly. high schools. i The summer Liltle League program here leaves lilllc to be desired and 19.59 offers an even bigger and belter session than last year.

Six leagues compete for loop trophies and winners play champions from cities throughout the One of lhe rarities on the local scene is the Texas Woman's Uni- NORTH TEXANS TAKE TO LINKS From Lcfl: Chuck Green, Judy Smith, Charlie Reynolds, Linda Fletcher In facilities and Dentonites are urged to join one of the various bowling leagues which are in com petition all year. For the more active sporsters the the Spinning Wheels skating rink is ready to accommodate the young and old alike. The spacious new rink is located at 725 N. Elm. During the long, hot summer days two large, clean and safe swimming pools provide an ex cellent method of cooling off after a hard day of classes or work.

One of the pools is located on the NTSC campus and the other across town at TWU. As in the case of the gol courses, the pools are schjol oper ated but accessible to all:" With Its 310 member advisory 1959 A YEAR OF PROGRESS FOR DENTON WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE SERVED DENTON'S JEWELRY NEEDS FOR THE PAST YEARS AND LOOK FORWARD TO GROWTH WITH DENTON IN 1959. VANNOY JEWELRY WELDON C. PEARCE, Owner 216 W. OAK DU2-7132 Of AMERICAN DESIGN Galoxie a collection of stars describes Denton in 1959 we hove two of the fastest growing state schools and another will be added in 1959 the regional office for OCDM, the largest printing plant in the Southwest, 29,479 of the happiest people in Texas and the United States, including 3,850 families commuting to Fort Worth and Dallas.

Denton is truly the Galaxie of American Design of a genuine down-to-earth American city. And in 1959 Denton will continue to grow. The Galaxie's straight-cut silhouette represents the newest and most beautiful design in the automotive field a blending of Thunderbird style and 1959 Ford proportions. Won't you visit our showroom to see America's most beautiful car. BILL UTTER-FORD 419 South Efm DU2-5404.

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