The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 18, 1964, Image 6

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Page 6 College Station, Texas Thursray, June 18, 1964 THE BATTALION f Fexas To Remember Cobb For Schoolboy Sports Work By HAROLD V. RATLIFF Associated Press Sports Writer Texas schoolboy sports lost one of its greatest contributors the other day when P. C. Cobb died. The Texas Interscholastic League says Cobb did more to promote championship football, basketball, baseball, track, tennis and golf in Texas than any other man. He is the one who made baseball a part of the League program. Cobb had the Dallas schools, of which he was athletic director for 34 years, playing the game on an organized basis and he also pro moted state tournaments. The League finally recognized the fact that baseball could be handled as well as the other sports so it instituted the annual race in 1948. But Cobb’s influence was felt in many ways. He was the man who showed high school football could draw 40,000 fans for a game. He was the leader in bidding for the state championship football game each year back in the days when there was only one division. The schools used to say they could make more money playing their state championship game in Dallas than any other place. Cobb was a great organizer. He Burt L. Standish, got his material from the Trolley League, so called because the towns were so close built schoolboy football in Dallas until it drew 500,000 fans last fall. Gate receipts were $350,000. This was for 152 games played by 16 senior high schools and 21 junior high schools. When he got P. C. Cobb Stadium through WPA money he built high school basketball in Dallas from $5,000 for a season to $66,000. There was a field house at the stadium for basketball. He had baseball drawing 50,000 fans, track 60,000. Under his leadership Dallas built five stadiums with seating capacity from 4,000 to 22,000. Another is going up soon—this one seating 12,000 for football, 7,500 for bas ketball in the field house that will be part of the athletic plant. Cobb came to Dallas from Maine where he had played baseball in the old Trolley League that spawned major league stars and was the setting for the Frank Merriwell books. Gilbert L. Patten, who wrote under the nom de plume Top Pitcher In Baseball Today Dick Farrell, Houston Colts pitcher, holds the game ball in the dressing room after beating the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, in Houston. The win was the 10th this season for Fer rell, his 7th straight and makes him the winningest pitcher in major league baseball. His season record thus far, 10 wins, 1 loss. (AP Wirejhoto) Outdoors In Texas By VERN SANFORD Nature has a way of taking care of her own problems. If you take a tract of land and never touch it, the balance of nature to available habitat will re main fairly stable all the time Nature has many devices for such controls—predators, disease, starva tion. None of them are very pretty, but nonetheless they are quite effective. The real trouble starts when someone begins tinkering with this delicate balance of nature. As things now stand in Texas, there are no lands left which haven’t, in one way or another, felt the presence of civilization. This, of course, compounds the problem. When a rancher chains the brush off his land, he destroys much of the wildlife habitat. As sonje of the predators are killed, it also knocks the balance out of pro portion. The more this balance is altered, the bigger the need for competent wildlife biologists to try and get things back in some semblance of order again. Perhaps heavier hunt ing pressure is desired, to com pensate for the lack of natural predators. But despite all the work of man, nature still makes her presence felt, quite dramatically at times. Experience has shown us that there are cycles of wildlife, diminishing populations in lean years, booming populations in years of plenty. Nothing we can do will alter this natural cycle. A drastic die-off of deer in Llano County a couple of years back was a dramatic example of this. It was, simply, nature’s way of balancing the deer herd to the available habitat. Contrary to popular belief, game can not be stockpiled. Only so much wildlife can survive on any given number of acres. Roberts, Nelson At Oregon Meet Danny Roberts and Ted Nelson are competing in track action at Eugene, Ore., in the NCAA cham pionships Thursday and Friday. Roberts, leading shot putter among the nation’s collegians this year with a throw of 60 feet, 7 inches, has concentrated on lifting weights in preparation for the event. Nelson leads the nation’s collegi ans in the 440-yard dash with 46.6. FerrerFs Triangle Restaurant Try Our New SECRETARY SPECIAL Monday Thru Friday The SECRETARY SPECIAL is a quick, low calorie meal which gives you time to shop during your noon hour. Book Your Banquets and Special Parties Early. Accomodations From 10 to 200 Persons together the trip could be made by a nickle or dime trolley fee. Cobb knew Standish and he knew many of the men Standish wrote about. He never was sure who Standish used as his model for the mythical Frank Merriwell, who always won the game in the ninth, but it might have been Cobb as part of a composite of the good ball players. Cobb came to Dallas in 1921 just to look around. He got a job as coach of old Bryan Street High School. In 1929 Cobb became ath letic director of the Dallas schools. He served until a year ago when he retired but stayed on as con sultant. In that way he gave the new administration his ideas on how to promote high school ath letics. Texas schoolboy sports won’t soon forget, the man or wander away from his influence. He was a genius. A&M Rodeo Team Competes In NIRA Finals In Wyoming A six-man rodeo team from A&M University will compete in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo As sociation finals in Douglas, Wyo., beginning Thursday. They are Bobby and Wesley Robinson of Bryan; Jack Taylor, Van Horn; Jay Jones, Waco; Join Maxwell, Gainesville, and Join South, Miami. The final events will be caniei over nationwide television Sundaj afternoon. WATERMELONS RED RIPE LUSCIOUS 49 PLUMS bu™. u. 29c GRAPES while.. Lb. 59c AND UP CALIFORNIA ICEBERG LETTUCE 2 29c Coffee FOLGER'S Limit One with Purchase ot $2.50 or More (Excluding Cigarettes) LB. CAN 49 c Snowdrift Snowy White Shortening Limit One Please! 3-LB. CAN 49 C arge Eggs CACKLEBERRIES GRADE-A WHITE Doz. 37 c Pot Pies# • Beef • Chicken • Turkey Evap. 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