The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 16, 1960 · Page 6
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Freeport, Texas
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Friday, December 16, 1960
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'* jo. w- A O liounty, Texas, Prf., December 16, I960 BRAZOSPQRTS By GEORGE FERGUSON FACTS SPORTS EDITOR ";4 Wichita Fells seeks its second state Class 4-A champion SMp ia three years and Corpus Christ! Miller its second in 2 mis weekend as four Texas schoolboy, football titles are jamme into a 31-hour period. The firing starts Friday afternoon when undefeated, un tied Denver City and Bellville clash at San Angelo for th Class i-A crown. Then Friday night Browmvood and For Lavsca get together at Austin to determine the Class 3-A crown Saturday afternoon it's Wichita Falls versus Corpus Christ Miller ot Waco. And the last shots of the turbulent campaign will be fireo at Temple Saturday night when Albany and Cros by decide the Class-A championship. The feature game is the battle of Denver City and Bellville each boasting some of the top players of the year. And it is the only game matching teams With perfect records. The Wichita Falls-Miller game is of paramount interest be- causa it is for tile big prize, the one that's emblematic of the overo.'l state championship. Class 3-A is of great interest because it matches teams that never have tasted the real glory Brownwood never reached the finals before and Port Lavaca is a surprising visitor. The Wichita Falls-Miller game will be telecast live state wide by Humble Oil. The game can be viewed loyally on Channel 13. Texas and Alabama 'Saturday's Bluebonnet meet Bowl Houston in a stadium where both teams have losing records. Texas has made six trips to the 70,000 seat Rice Stadium that was opened in 1930. Alabama has made three. The Rice Stadium records: Texas 2-4, Alabama 1-2. Texas on Saturday will be making its second appearance in less than two months at a stadium where the Longhorns have not won a game since 1952. An overflow crowd of 73,000 saw the State, which opened the Liberty Bowl last year by whipping Ala bama, 7 to 0 The Liberty Bowl needs only a break in the weather to go >ver the top in attendance. Penn State finished the season with a record of six victories and three losses. State finished with a rush, however, winning its last four games. It played a rugged schedule for an eastern team meeting, among others, Army, Syracuse, Missouri, Illinois and Pitt. State is hardly likely to get a case of bowl jitters. A lot of ' ^i."->- v» UVITI J1HC1.O. X\ 1UL UJ Steers bow to Rice, 7—0 on j these boys played in last year's Oct. 22. A crowd of 70,000 is expected Saturday. Alabama defeated Houston 3—0 in Houston in 1959 but bowed to 1955 and 1956. Coach Paul Bryant and his Algbafna Crimson Tide of -16 players arrived in Houston Thurs- dayvafternoon and worked out jn tEc£BJce campus. ~5he:Texas Steers will complete tbfjtv'workouts today in Austin 4ti'. time for a bonfire rally for 3jptb.."teams tonight in front of the .vShalnrock Hilton Hotel. The .'ally -,wfU; begin tonight at 8 p.m. and -th£;?public is invited. Coaches ^HoyBl; and Bryant will appear ,--.and: entertainment will be fur- by the Alabama band." 'million .,, The. Bluebonnet Bowl game will i be televised nationally on CBS, "Jamever it cannot be viewed local- 'sr Houston is blacked out .-.?This year's pairing in the Lib- Jrty^Bowl at Philadelphia, to be played Saturday, finds Oregon op- 1 Penn State. This is the .jame. And after the demanding schedule they played in regular season Oregon is not likely to breed anxiety in the players. Oregon naturally will be primed for a big effort. The boys from the West Coast will want to show the East Coast fans that they play big league football in the northwest. Oregon depends on speed and! will need a fast track to show its best form. Oregon has one of the most interesting players in the country in Cleveland Jones. He is fast, nimble, smart and tough. Wildcats Practice In Mud To Avoid Ants On Field DEFENSIVE GIANT - - - By Alan Mover -„ K/CKOFF'CHORES FOR THE rtssRs. ~DHMMt41> Ki»e ttaftra Sy»«coJ«- If he can't run under you -re makes a mighty effort to run over you. Another touch down threat for Oregon is Dave Grayson, who is extremely quick. The Liberty Bowl will be telecast nationally on NBC and can be viewed locally on Channel 2. In grid games to be played :his week end, we pick Wichita Tails to down Corpus Christi Miller for the state Class 4A championship,. Denver City to A Texas "blue norther" th first one to hit Houston to amoun Norther Puts Zip In Owls Preparing For Sugar Bowl to win Class 3—A over Po Lavaca ant" Crosby over Albany In bowl games, we think Sa> ton will make the difference i the Bluebonnet to lead Texas ' a close victory and we believ Penn State is one touchdown be ler than Oregon in the col Liberty Bowl. We pick Lanier to be three iouchdowns better than West i Hrazoria Counties state-final bowl game at Hopper Field Satur CONQRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES TO THE FIRST STATE B^ OF BRAZORIA On the Opening of % M A • Your New Byildsiig [ FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 We, at the Freehort National Bank, extend best wishes to the officers, directors and stuff of the First State Bank of Brazoria on the opening of your new bank : home. -BANttX OF COURTESY in FREEPOHf 103 CHEEKY ST. Ff}EEPOi}T, TEXAS MEMBER FDLC to anything this season, put a lot of zip into the start of workouts for the Rice Owls this wee*: as they began preparations for their stern test on January 2nd with second ranked Mississippi in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. After balmy weather all fall, it was a cloudy day with the temperature in the forties early this week as the Owls started their practice. The Owls were quite frisky as they went through their paces under direction of head coach Jess Neely and his eight grid aides. Asked If the first wintry winds were detrimental in conduct of the drills, Neely answered newsmen with a, wry grin, "It was only hard on the coaches." The veteran Owl skipper generally was pleased with the early developments. "I'd say most of the boys gained three to four pounds during their two-week lay off," related Neely, "but some of them could use some more weight." In the late part of this week the )wls have gone after it pretty lard getting accustomed to hit- ing again and Neely said, "We'll lit a lot next week before we et the boys go home a few days or Christmas." Neely was pleased with trainer Eddie Wojecki's report that several players who were pretty >ruised up after the regular sea- on grind of ten straight tough tames with no open dates were ack in good shape and ready to go all-out. Unless there are prac- ice injuries, the Owls should h? • U«sr box piij'siciu condition for Ole Miss since early in the season. There were no changes in the usual alignment of the first team "Gold Crowd" and alternate unit "White Crowd" as they finished the regular season. Randy Kerbow, the sophomore quarterback who played well against Baylor, is expected to get a lot of work and apt to see a lot of game duty on Jan. 2. By GEORGE FERGUSON "Today Is Hot Frielay," Coach C. B. McGowan kept repeating to the Lanier High School football Wildcats on the wet, soggy and muddy-practice field beside the school building Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats wore just itching to start hitting in practice drills in preparation for the state fina football game to be played Satu day night. The champs from Lanier weri going through series of plays used in an Actual game, Thurs day without actually tacklin Lake Cagers Defeat Alvin In Two Games Lake Jackson Junior Hig School cagers defeated the Alv! Mustangs 42-38 last night at th Lake Jnckson gym. This was th eventh win in a row for Coac Johnny Girouard's hardwoo quintet. The win gave the Panth rs an 8—1 season record, the nly loss being to a steamed u Clear Creek five early in the sea on. The Panthers were leading 16— 0 at the end of the first quarter ut were running cold in th econd quarter to allow the Mus angs to out toss them and tak halftime lead of 24—20, But th Ms from Lake Jackson bouncet back in the third quarfrf Hipping n 11 points in each of the tw •emaining periods to set the fina core 42—38. Willie Hagler scored 22 points or high for the Panthers, the ame record he attained in the ist game Lake Jackson playe< vith Alvin and Tommy Gray cored 7 points. Gray is the de- nsive package that sets the bal ) for the forwards to flip through e payoff bucket. Howard was gh man for Alvin with 13 points In the B game, Coach Bo Lan : er's local five defeated the Mus tang B team 35-31 in a thriller, yan scored 12 points for Alvin .cslie Seller was high scorer for ake Jackson with 17 points arnes "Buddy" Conlee 'Scored 9 oints in his "swan's song' ppearance. Buddy is moving to iring Branch after an exciting ear on the Panther football team md an excellent early start on e basketball team. WC Defeats ity wo Times Coach Lois Knlpllng's West Co- lurabia High School girl cagers won two games last night when they traveled to Bay City to meet the Bay City High School girls. In the A game, West Columbia at Sugar land last night to meet Brumbelow was high scorer with 19 points and Dianra Henderson scored 17 points. Sally Rice was high for Bay City with 14. Half- tune score was 22—14, West Columbia leading. In the B game, the West Columbia team defeated their hosts 25 — 12. Carolyn Williams and Rita Sanders tied with 10 points each f/rir hirh ^9^-? .*-;•-;- '.-v n^-r;--;'.- County team, The West Columbia girls play Brazosport in the Sweeny tournament this afternoon at 3:45 p.m. Johnny Loftus was the first jockey ever to ride a horse to victory in the Triple Crown events — Kentucky Derby, Freak- ness and Belmont. however the boys wanted to hit and tackle. The coach insisted that they wait until this afternoon for the rough practice. All the squad was on hand Thursday tor practice. The entire 25 players were in good physical condition with the exception of quarterback Robert Royston. Royston received a knee injury on the first play of the semifinals game last Friday with Chester and the injury has caused him to miss practice most of this week. Thursday Royslon was In on the plays showing little visible evidence of the injury, and from his appearances in practice he will be close to top condition for the game by Saturday night. The Wildcats meet Dunbar High School's Dragons from West In the state finals for the Negro Class-A state-grid championship m a 7:30 p.m. game to be played at Brazosport's Hopper Field. Tickets for the first state chanv pionship football game ever to be played in Brazoria County are on sale at Lanier High School, First State Bank in Clute and Lake Jackson State Bank. A booth will be open selling tickets at Hopper Field at 1 p.m. Saturday until game time. ®fF A&B BUNKING ii- Horse Racing's Hoggeieim For many yaws artiste, writers, architects and scientists, particularly scientists doing research In aviation, j'et- propulsion and rocketry, have been familiar with the name Guggenheim through the philanthropy pfi the ./Guggenheim Foundations. Thoroughbred racing too has benefitted by a "Guggenheim", not in the form of a fellowship or grant, but from association with an energetic member of the Guggenheim clan, Cap fa In Harry F. A Navy pilot In two world Wars, retired from active car- rfet ftrtr h 10W» GtjpMn Guggenheim, between wan, served Ms country a* ambassador to Cuba, Today ho da- voten almost full time to the Guggenheim family interests of mining, metallurgy and philanthropy, and to the presidency of Nowaday, a large Long Island daily paper edited and published by nig wife, the former Alicia Patterson. lit 1934 Captain Ouggen- Jiatm bought a Thoroughbred. He felt racing offered a good diversion. As all endeavors to which Captain Guggenheim has applied himself, his racing stable grew. In 1959 Cain Hoy Stable was the country's leader; this year it is topped only by 0. V. Whitney. His interest, however, was not limited to breeding and racing champion horses, A member of tho Jockey Club, Captain Guggenheim was active in the reorganization and rehabilitation of New York racing, and with John W. Hancs and C. Tu Chonery ha helped organize tho NYRA and build New York's unique new track, Aqueduct. Ticket sales were moving at a ast pace Thursday at Lanier and rom sales up to Thursday, it ippears that an overflowing row! will be on hand hampionship encounter. Lanier's Wildcats won the Dis- rict 9—A district championship by winning ten games straight, vinning over Eagle Lake in a bl- istrict game, defeating Elgin in he quarterfinals playoff and de- eating Chester last Friday 16— 2 in the quarterfinals. West de- eated College Station last Satur- ay night 44—0 in a quarterfinals game played in West to get the ght to meet Lanier in the state nals. The Lanier Wildcats had been racking out all week at Hopper leld's grid practice area, how- ver Thursday the players re- luested the coach to allow them o work out at Lanier. The field t Lanier was very muddy with .everal inches of water over a ride area of the field. Someone sked why they could not prac- ce on a field •••-<• by, where here was less water, and they ere told that the field was load •d with ants. Coach C. B. McGowcn has been : Lanier since 1957. The 1960 ver- on of the Wildcat aggregation lave been brought all the way om the ninth .grade by the alented coach. Brazosport Exporters Win Tenth Cage Game Straight Bay City Gets Slapped Twtce, At Freeitort Coach Cliff William's Freeport basketball Redskins won two games last night at tlia Freeport tailor High gym. Bay City's unlor high eagers traveled Into Srazosport to meet the Redskins, h the A game, Freeport won 37— 32 and the B game 23—16 in a ow scoring affair. Michael Reece and Ralph Ihodes were high scorers In the B game for Freeport with- 7 points each. In the A game, Mikft lorak flipped through 12 points*, 1 or high points for the Redskins nd Leo But-next scored 8 points. Freeport's next ptamo will bo vilh Angleton on January 5. On Tan. 6 and 7 Freeport will host a unlor high b n s k e t b nil tourn- ment at the local gym. Cluto Cougars t r n v e 1 ed to Rosenberg to meet Lamar Con- olidated last night. Clute lost 1—15. Clutc meets Bay City there' n Dec. 2!) for the next outing. Tho ExportereUes from Brnzos- lort High wore scheduled to pli\y t Sugar Land Inst night to meet ic John Foster Dulles High ngers, however the game was incolled due to illness by some t the local players. Virginia Tol- irt's girls will participate in the weeny High School girls basket- ill tournament this weekend and icet West Columbia nt 3:45^ lis nftemonn in tho first tourna- T ncnt outfnp;. Coach "Flash" W a 1 k e r's Ex porters won their tenth straigh game of this season last night a the Brazosport senior high gym The Ships are undefeated in sea son play and this is the longes wv.i f iuj^ *u»u uu.j JO UIC lUJlgCla for the winning streak that the high school basketball team has attain ed since Walker has been head coach at the school. Walker is in his fourth season at Brazosport The local five defeated Bay City High School Cagers 6&-3D. The next best record in straight games won was in 1957—58 when Walker's cagers racked up £ games in a row to finish the season with a total of 26 games won, the best previously attained by a Brazosport team. The entire roster of Export ers played in the game last night McGowan came E. J. Campbell in Nacogdoches, Lanier from igh S c h o o 1 here he coached three years rior to coming to Freeport. In e four years he has been at Lanier, the football team has on 36 games and lost six. McGowan said that his first ay at Lanier the team didn't •en know how to get down over e football. "I started 1 to just rn around and walk away," he id. He lias brought the team a ng way however, to the aemi- mals last year, where they lost j Livin^tuii uiiU up to now tills, year has reached the right to play for the state championship. In addition to being football coach, McGowan is also coach Columbia's oldest football rival is Rutgers. They first met in 1870. LANIEH COACH, C. B. McGOWAN of basketball and track. He is alone on the coaching staff al Lanier. In basketball last year, the team went to the quarterfinals. The amazing tiling about the basketball program is that all the other schools in the district get several weeks start on Lanier, as the Wildcats cannot play basketball until after the football season. The same boys play both basketball anci football. There is a good reason too, McGowan is the only coach and the Wildcats are both basketball and football. Basketball practice will start next week after this final fout- ball game, and McGowan will have to work during the school's C'liristmas vacation getting the round ball team ready because their first game will be with Sweeny on Jan. 10. The first game is a district game. The team has no opportunity this year to have any pre-district games because of the football playoffs. McGowan is a busy man. In 'addition to basketball, .football, track and planning time for all these sports, lie leaches five classes a day. He teaches three math classes and two physical education classes. Each class is r>5 minutes long. In one of .the , classes, hu has a total 57 stu- c.L-nts in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades. McGowan says a lot oj these boys in this class already know the fundamentals ot football. The Lanier coach Is originally from Nacogdoches, g r a d u ated from high school there. He is also a graduate of Texas Southern University at Houston. He is married to the former Joan Freeman of Houston and has one son, Dwyne, two und a hall Freeman Wins Unanimous Decision Two Lake Jackson amateur box«rs representing the Lake Jackson Boy Scout Explorer Post 302 appeared in the Bluebonnet Bowl boxing program held at the Elks Club in Houston last night. Steve Freeman, 120 pounder, won unanimous decision over Luke Saldana, a 120 pound boxer from the University of Corpus Christi. Saldana was able to blast Freeman a good blow in the second round but the local amateur came back to win the round. This was the semiflnal fight on the program. Tommy Blair, another Lake Jackson fighter, lost the decision in a fiqht with Paul Lopez of the Harris County Boys Home. Both Blair and Lopez vifcieiicu in ui Y*'i [juufiiij. Steve Freeman will be on a program in Corpus Christi at the University on January 7. At that time Freeman will meet Windall James on the program with the first team seeing little or no action in the final quarter. The score at the end of the first quarter was 18—10, Brazosport —LEGALS ... . _,iTK OF TKXAS ( OUNTY OF BRA'/.tmiA > PTY OF CLUTK > PTJBUC NOTICR • WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: ]n November 21, IfKJO, llio City Ootin- of the Clly of Clufe. Rrazorla "County, xa.i minuted an clcrtrlcnl code which ffitletcs the Insinuation, alteration ami nlntenmice of Hectrion! wiring, mnler- i _ji mu TO. _------,.--. ninlennnco of rloclrlml wlrlnB, mnlei- leaaing. The omps maintained n lain, ami cauipmont \nihin or on pubiio handy lead all the wav nt hnlf. al " 1 Private builctlnu.i; such ordlnnnco handy lead all the way, at half- tune, 36—24 and at the end of the third quarter 56—29. High scorer for Bay City was Callihan with 18. Callihan was all district end on the Bay City football team this past season. Scoring for Brazosport were: Sob Walker, H; Donald Strong, 2; Terry Box, 3; Mike Prince, 7; Freddie Beene, 4; Greg Canavan, 6; Butch Willis, 2; Glen Carroll, !; Ronnie Pruitt, 16; Jerry Horton, 8 and Danny Spence, 2. The Exporters play game num- jer eleven of the season at 7 p.m. onight in the Victoria basketball xmrnament at Victoria in which hey will participate through Saturday. crcates the office of Electrical Offlcln! nnd profcribes his powers and duties; such onllnnncc-provides for examination* work set out therein shall he done only (. by or tinder n Licensed Klfctrlclnn who ' has upon licensed by the City of Cluto nnd provides for the Registration of Journeymen nnd apprentice Kioctrlctnn.i; such ordinance provles for rxnmlnnttons nnd fees for Master Electrician licenses nnil provides the grounds lor suspension and revocation of such licenses; sucli ordinance requires the acquisition of a permit before eommercemunt of Insinuation, extension or alterntlon of nny rleo- trlcat wiring; such ordinance provides for inspection of electrical work by t'm City and sots out tho fee to be paid for such Inspections; it further establishes minimum standards of work and mtnv J Irmim standards of equipment to be used. Interested nnd concerned persons may examine such ordlnnncn nt the City HaH or the City of Chile. Texas, S/L.V. CONOVEH, Mtivor City of Clitto F. M. Snrnlors, City Secretary. SAME DAY LOANS $ 30 up to *1000 On Just Your Name Apply by Noon and arrange to complete your loan before the end of the day PHONE WRITE COME IN FREEPOR T Sir-rrsr-r .••<•••• -• \f\~f \L t . n . ^ i// vv^fr r.ronn ^*T;^t BEImonf 3-3596 "Next lo Freeport Insurance Agency" a*v-v ^>^rr;-r::-r,vi CORPORATION IWffM'ffSU ELGIN Jewel Watches TARPON INN VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER Z^r ttouu M tto Gnwtoi, MaMtott, Awt Pixma •RT,; a . 13B1 GORDON'S JEWELERS 100 E. 2nd St. Freeport

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