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The Ruston Daily Leader from Ruston, Louisiana • Page 19

The Ruston Daily Leader from Ruston, Louisiana • Page 19

Ruston, Louisiana
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Twp yt itf 5 AttlWit 21, RUSTON DAILY LKAMBR, RU8TON, LA. APPROXIMATELY 50 MEN ARE TO ANSWER TRAINING CALL AT LOUISIANA TECH FRIDAY Coach Eddie McLane to Open Practice Sessions for Football Season; Tennessee Teachers First Opponents For Bulldogs Here Night of October 2 Approximately 50 husky football players are expected to answer Athletic Director Eddie McLane's training call here the morning of September 2, just one month ahead of the opening game of the 1938 Louisiana Tech football season. A goodly number of the players are already on hand, having attended summer school here thii year, and others working here during the vacation period. Included among those who will answer the opening gong of the training session will be Guy Carrol, from Homer, fleet-footed halfback, who was a sention during his sophomore and freshman years; Billy Mitchell, alternate captain of the 1936 Bulldogs, and probably the most outstanding athlete at Louisiana Tech; Captain Mohawk Phillips, of Glenmora, and backs, Wiley, Hewitt, Hinkie, Hanna, Darling, Gardner, Roach, and Williams, the latter a big bruising fullback up from the 1935 freshmen. The linemen will include Captain Phillips, Wimpy Giddens, Causey, Kidd, Adkins, Wyss, Beau- nont, Rachjan, Summerall, Fun- 'derburk, and several up from the freshman ranks who are expected to make the varsity boys of 1935 hustle for their posts on the 1936 squad. Only one man who was a regular last year, except those lost by graduation, is not expected back this year, that being Gene Hasha, 190 pound end from Waco, Texas. Hasha became ineligible due to insufficient scholastic credits, and dropped out of school this summer. The entire roster, otherwise, will be on hand for the practice opening, with the majority of them in excellent condition after a summer of hard work, either in Ruston or at their homes. Several of the squad members were employed on the new Tech Administration Building, now being constructed. Tech's schedule will be opened against West Tennessee Teachers here the night of October 2, however, the Tennessee Titans are expected to be the only game of the season in which the Bulldogs won't be pushed to the limit. They are followed in order by Southwestern at Lafayette, October 10; Missis- sippi State Teachers here October 16; Louisiana Normal at Natchitoches, October 24; Tulane University in New Orleans, October 31; University of Tampa in Ruston, November Millsaps at Ruston, November 14, which will be Homecoming Day for old grads; Louisiana Colege at Ruston, November 21, and Illinois Wesleyan University here Thanksgiving Day, which will end the season. In addition to the Varsity the Frosh Bullpups will meet Centenary's freshmen here Friday, November 13. The schedule as arranged by Coach McLane, is probably the best Tech has had in several years, and tough opponents have been carded for each game, with the possible exception of the opening game here. Freshman Coach "Blue" Hogg, who was one of Tech's greatest fullbacks several seasons ago, has been hard at work now for the past two weeks, getting the practice field and equipment in shape for Tuesday's opening of the training sessions. Talk is already going the rounds of a special train to the Tulane game in New Orleans, October 31, with the possibility that upwards of 400 followers of the Blue and Red will be on hand to witness the tussle between the Greenies and the Bulldogs, which will be the second meeting of the two schools in history. The first, played in New Orleans 14 years ago, resulted in a 12-7 win for the Greenies, however, the Bulldogs were banging away on Tulane's one-foot stripe when the game ended. Leactew of Tech Gridmen Ready for Practice Louisiana Tech's varsity football team this fall Will be led officially by Ben (Mohawk) Phillips of Glenmora and Billy Mitchell of Ruston, captain and alternate-pilot, respectively. Both are seniors, Phillips being an end and Mitchell a halfback. They will be Joined by their teammates for practice on Wednesday, September 2. In the background above Is a view of Tech's concrete stadium, which was built last fall. News Bureau photos) Head Man 1936 SCHEDULE BEST IN YEARS FOR BULLDOGS Tulane High Spot of Season, With Normal Expected to Put Up Tough Battle Six brothers-in-law of Philadelphia, who married the six Carson sisters, have formed a Brother-in- Law Association and meet every Friday night to discuss methods of getting along with their wives. A dog bite valued at $500 is listed among the assets in the bankruptcy petition filed by Frank Bobowicz, contractor of Amsterdam, New York. John McDaniel of Folkston, recently deeded all his real and personal porperty to God. Louisiana Tech's football schedule for 1936 will find the Bulldogs stepping high, wide and handsome, with three major games being carded with out-of-conference foes, chief of which is Tulane in New Orleans. Others are Illinois Wesleyan University in Ruston Thanksgiving Day, and Tampa University of Florida here November 6th. The arrangement of these non- conference battles, it is believed, furnishes Tech an excellent stepping-stone to a much better day in athletics. The growth of the student body at the Institution has brought considerably more material to the school, from which better and better football teams are being rangement of non-conference games. The 1937 schedule, he announces, will be even better than that of this year, and will bring such teams as Butler University from Indianapolis, and Centenary, to the Bulldog kennels. The completion of the new stadium and lighting arrangements making night football possible, have added hundreds to the attendance at Tech's home games, and promises to be further added to now that better teams are being scheduled. The Tulane Greenies are said this year to be taking the Tech game only as a "breather" one week ahead of their tilt with Alabama. If this is true, the Green- ies are in for an afternoon of shocks and surprises when the Bulldogs get hold of them October 31. The Bulldogs can't be laughed off by any of the present football teams, and Coach Dawson of Tulane would do well to watch Eddie McLane's huskies, or a headache for the Tulane team may be the result. The game will find the Bulldogs in a tight spot, with hard game preceeding it with Louisiana Normal and Mississippi State Teach- moulded by Coach McLane and his ers. The Normal game will prob- staff of assistants, while popular ably be the hardest on Tech's demand for better schedules areschedule with the exception of the being answered by him with the ar-Greenies, and may leave the Bull- dogs somewhat crippled for the Tulane invasion. McLane will use the four team system, however, and his reserve strength should be sufficient to pull the Canines through their tough spots. Normal is reported to have an especially strong team, and are pointing for Tech. The enrollment of a large number of junior college athletes is expected to increase their football strength considerably, with the result that the always tough game between the two teams this year will turn into a struggle of major proportions. Other teams who have been strengthened by enrollment and freshmen graduations, are Louisiana College and Southwestern, with both teams, as well as Normal, pointing at the Bulldogs. The overwhelming defeats the Bulldogs administered the three teams last year will be hard for them to forget, and will make the desire for revenge all the more evident this year. Lorenze Barth of Canton, Ohio, earns his living by posing in department store windows, taking the place of wax figures. In over twenty years service as constable, Tom Smith of Ozona, Texas, has never carried a gun, made an arrest noj; served a papeft Athletic Director L. P. "Eddie" McLane, head-man of Tech's athletic activities, who in two years with North Louisiana's senior state college, has developed one of the real threats to Southern football supremacy. Coach McLane came to Tech after seven years of championship teams at Howard College, Birmingham, and his record here has been a continuance of those championship years. His football team in 1935 lost but one game, that to Millsaps by a one-point margin, while the basketball team was runner-up in the S. I. A. A. championship tournament at Jackson. The baseball team enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in the history of the school, losing to only L. S. Notre Dame and Illinois Wesleyan University, while easy victories were gained over Purdue, Centenary, Mississippi College Millsaps and others. The 1936 Tech football schedule brings the Bulldogs against some of the touchest opponents in the Association, with an added opposition from Tulane, Tampa University and Illinois Wesleyan. The 1937 schedule, Coach McLane has stated, will include with Centenary, Butler University, of Indianapolis, in addition to the Tulane and Illinois Wesleyan games. 1 i In a one-room shack in the mountains near Tucson, with a dog for a companion, and dressed in denim and deer skins, Johanna Smith, who, as Lita Love, was the toast of Broadway 40 years ago. Lovell Short of Little Marsh, recently had his tear ducts Injured in an automobile accident and cannot stop crying. BASEBALL AND BASKET BALL GAIN AT TECH McLane Coached Teams Have Excellent Average Against Major Opponents No review of Louiisana Tech's athletic activities would be complete without mention of the baseball and basketball teams of 1935 and the prospects in those sports for the coming school year. The baseball team was one of the best ever turned out at Tech, and played some of the toughest opponents that could be found in college ranks. The team lost to L. S. Southwestern Conference champions, however, they numbered among their victims Purdue, whom they defeated seven straight times; Wabash College, of Indiana; Millsaps of Jackson; Mississippi College; Centenary, and others of equal importance. They lost to Notre Dame in South Bend by a 4-3 margin, while the Irishmen were defeated several days later by Purdue, whom the Bulldogs had just beaten three times in Lafayette. Prominent among the members of the them were Mutt Pittard, ace of the hurling staff, John Lewis, pitcher, and Lawrence Hinton, also a pitcher, the latter two being available for the 1937 season. Jack Thigpen graduated from the school after having starred font- years in all major sports, and will not be available next year, along with Joe Pankey, second baseman; John Taylor, outfielder, and Ben Shackleford, outfielder. Others who will return next year include Carl Gardner, catcher; Herman Hewitt, catcher; Aloys Adkins, shortstop; Billy Mitchell, outfield, and soj-- eral promising recruits from the 1936 Freshman ranks. Coach McLane has akeady announced the tentative scheduling of a trip through the North and Mid-west that will put the Bulldogs up against such teams at Notre Dame, Purdue, University of Illinois and Chicago University. The basketball team last winter, after many mourning sessions had been held for them prior to the season opening, double-crossed all the pre-scason guessers and went to the finals of the S. I. A. A. tournament. On a warrant sworn out by his own father, Date Underwood, of Royal Oak, was arrested for stealing a $300 ring from his mother. Greetings and Best Wishes President Richardson and Congratulations To Tech ALTHOUGHFROMMONROEWETAKE AGREAT INTEREST IN TECH, AS WE ARE IDENTIFIED IN INSTALLING THE PLUMBING IN THE NEW ADMINISTRA- TION BUILDING. TECH IS ON ITS WAY-IT'S SUCCESS IS ASSURED. IT'S SLOGAN SHOULD BE "WATCH US GROW" Riley Plumbing MONROE, LOUISIANA

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