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Arlington Daily News (Newspaper) - December 16, 1973, Arlington, Texas Arlington daily news head first a John Tyler running Back Earl Campbell tumbles head first to the ground after being Cut off his feet by texan defensive lineman Mark Krug lower right. Texan linebacker Steve Cunningham 60 moves in to make sure Campbell is downed. The texan defense did a worthy Job daily news photo by Les Blaser of stopping Campbell except for one instance when the 222 Pound senior rambled 85 Yards for a touchdown. Campbell and the John Tyler Lions ended the texans 1973 season 22-7, in semifinals action in Waco yesterday. Draws fire Hospital rejection proponents claim opposition �?~political9 by Rhonda Boone daily news staff against a new with two strikes them proponents of South Arlington Hoial grew even More frustrated last week with what they called a a political opposition and a special interest groups from Arlington memorial Hospital. Their proposal which Calls for a 150-bed Hospital to be built in South Arlington by the Hospital corporation of America Cha was Defeated first on nov. 26 by the Tarrant county health planning Council review committee and again on dec. 12 by the Tarrant county health planning committee. Proponents of the new Hospital must now take their proposal before the North Central Texas Council of governments executive Board dec. 20. Cwt t but they apparently have Little Hope for Success at that level after rejections from both no cog committees. A the idea we propose is still feasible a said Don Gardner administrator of Arlington Community Hospital. An Cha affiliate. A but no one in cog seems to have an open mind about it. A we feel that in our dealings with cog they be continually placed the interest of Arlington memorial Hospital above ours a Gardner said. Gardner pointed out that Arlington memorial administrator Rex Mcrae was also first vice chairman of the Tarrant county health planning committee which rejected the Hospital proposal dec. 12 saying that additional Beds were not needed in the Arlington Community. Gardner contended that although Mcrae abstained from voting during that meeting his presence was influential in the decision. Calling opposition to the proposal a primarily a political matter a Gardner said he Felt that a certain individuals who Are interested in not having a Hospital in South Arlington Are Overly cautious and conservative in feeling Well be a disruptive Factor As far As Arlington memorial Hospital is a opposition to the new Hospital has always been because of its Competition with Arlington memorial a Gardner said. A the main thing is to convince people that Well not be Competition for them at least to the extent wed cause lower occupancy in their a Gardner said that opponents of the new Hospital were concerned with a the individuality of Arlington memorial. A a they re used to having one big medical facility a he said. A if we erect a big Hospital in South Arlington it would take away from Arlington memorial and we d have two major hospitals instead of one Large one and one Small one which is what we have Gardner maintained that an Competition stimulated Between Arlington memorial and another Hospital would be a a Good a it would make both hospitals try even harder to serve the Community a health needs a he said the administrator added that a a we re supportive of free Enterprise whether it be in Medicine or a Chevrolet Dealership a an obvious reference to Arlington mayor Tom Vandergrifft so ship. Chevrolet dealer Vandergriff who is chairman of the Arlington memorial Hospital Board of trustees said he Felt that the decision reached by the health planning Council was a realistic one Vandergriff said that arli Noton memorial had at one time also discussed the possibility of a a satellite Hospital in South Arlington but added he a could no to possibly see it for another ten a we d considered a Branch of Arlington memorial South of interstate 20,�?� Vandergrift said. A if population projections prove Correct someday the Only logical place to build a second Hospital would be South of interstate 20.&Quot for commissioners fire Complex hot the Cha proposal however Calls for a medical facility to be built on the Corner of Center and Mayfield Road North of interstate 20. Editors note this is the first in a two part series concerning the Hospital proposal. Monday the daily news looks at Vandergrifft a comments about Arlington memorial. Issue by Danny Bush daily news sports editor emotions filled the Sam Houston texan locker room following saturdays 22-7 loss to Tyler John Tyler a Lions in the class Ama semifinals in Waco. The scene was exactly the opposite of the locker Roan celebrations that had followed Sam Houston s three previous playoff victories. Frustration was visible on every face. There were deep sighs occasional tears and frustrated words. The texans had come a Long Way and played Well. Heads were Down but would raise again after the pain of the defeat subsided but this pain would last longer than most because it was the texans first loss in 14 outings in 1973, and because they had barely missed when a Victory Celebration was within reach. The texans filed into the dressing room at Waco a Baylor stadium after watching a trip to the state finals go fleeting off on the heels of John Tyler tight end Ronnie Lee. Lee had just caught the Only pass John Tyler had or would throw during the game and had caught it in the midst of the sturdy texan defense. It was a Quick hitter Over the Middle from lion quarterback Larry Hatfield. But safety Ronald Burns and Drew Perkins both missed shots at Lee who raced 79 Yards to end the texans title dreams. The texans were winning for All intents and purposes when Lee danced his Way to the to. The score was tied 7-7, after the texans had equalized a 7-0 Tyler halftime Lead in the third period. The texans marched 79 Yards in 14 plays for their Only to with quarterback Reuben Tomlin pacing the March in the air and scrambling five Yards for the to. With the to the texans not Only tied the score but tied the penetration count. That left first Downs As the deciding Factor and the texans were Way out ahead there 13-5. The first Down Lead had been expanded to 14-5 when Lee scored. The Lions were still looking a a second half first Down when the roof fell in on Sam. In fact John Tyler had Only one first Down to its credit since the first period when Hartsfield spotted his tight end and the texan defense did no to show any indications that the Lions would Ever make another first Down. The win was within reach and then sprinted away. That Sall the texans could think of in the locker room. John Tyler added another touchdown after Leeds but it was meaningless. The damage had already been done. A we just got beat that Sall a said texan head coach James Hyden choking Back emotion. He and the rest of his coaching staff were As disappointed As their Young charges. A we sure wanted to win but i guess it just Wasny to in the cards a he continued. A they Are certainly the Best team we be Hyden was around of his clubs Effort though. A i was really proud of the Way the kids came Back in the second he said. Things had gone from Bright to dim in a matter of moments in the first half too. To begin with the texans stopped a lion scoring threat in the first period when lion tailback John Campbell fumbled into the hands of linebacker Derek Mott after being jolted at the line of scrimmage. Then Midway through the second period Ronald Burns returned a John Tyler punt to the lion one. 68 Yards and by Frank Trombley Tarrant county Bureau the proposed Tarrant county fire department Complex continues to be a Bone of Contention As commissioners begin to look at the 1974 budget county commissioners nailed Down several pertinent facts As architectural consultant Burr Reavis appeared before them to ask that the fee owed him under contract for in connection with the office garage Santa letter deadline is thursday the deadline for those wishing to Send letters to Santa Claus will be thursday. The daily news must have them by then to make sure they reach the North pole on time. To Send your letter to Santa address it Santa Claus Arlington daily news 400 w. Abram St., p. O. Box 1087, Arlington Texas 76010. Starting monday the daily news will publish copies of some of the letters that have already been sent to Jolly old St. Nick. Work done plans for Complex. A i actually placed preliminary plans in the hands of fire marshal Mason Lankford Quot in dec. 27, 1972, Reavis said in response to a question. A were those plans Ever presented to this court Quot queried precinct 3 commissioner Dick Lewis. A no. And i was concerned about replied Reavis saying he imagined it was because of advice from Lankford that they were not presented. Quot we assumed that a Liaison was being carried Reavis said a but apparently this was not the controversy concerning the proposed Complex revolves around the fact that commissioners court earmarked $140,000 for the the project in the 1973 budget. Reavis has stated on several occasions in recent weeks that when Lankford first outlined his specifications that he Reavis had estimated Cost of the facility would run in the Vicinity of $370,000. Reavis indicated he was told by Lankford not to worry about it that he Lankford was going to get what he wanted Dick Andersen precinct i commissioner told Reavis. A i am very concerned about this whole thing. I understand you have talked with or. Mebus precinct 2 commissioner on several occasions and he told you a do not go Over the a yes that is True Quot Reavis admitted. A we have warned him Lankford the same As we have you Quot Andersen said a but apparently he Felt he could do anything he wanted a Anderson stated. Lewis in an apparent Effort to further clarify Why no preliminary plans we resubmitted to commissioners court asked Reavis again Why he did not bring them the plans. A i was told it was not Reavis answer. A by whom a questioned the precinct 3 commissioner Quot or. Mebus a a no replied Reavis a key or. following fridays session Only one of three commissioners talked to gave any indication the believe Lankford a Over Assumption of authority is serious enough to warrant his termination As fire marshal when asked if this action had been considered. In explaining the size of the Complex sought by Lankford Reavis compared it to a garage facility planned by commissioner Mebus. A you could take All of or. Mebus building and put it in one room of the Structure or. Lankford wants a Reavis said. The proposed fire department Complex funds for which have Bren completely Cut from the to 1974 budget by auditor Jack Benson would consist of two formal buildings connected by a shop garage area with another garage storage area on one end. Total area would be approximately 17.250 Square feet. Also included would be a garage 50 by 125 feet with the first 50 feet to connect the t o buildings while the remaining 75 feet would be attached to one end. Many Felt he had scored but not the officials. A Fumble on the first play at the one erased any texan scoring Opportunity though and just two plays later Campbell churned 85 Yards for John Tyler a first to. A i done to know whether Burns scored of Hayden said. A it was on our Side of the Field and i see it in the Corner. We had it Down there though and could have when asked if this was the hardest loss he had Ever suffered Hyden pondered and replied a i guess you could say it is but they Are All hard. But this one is especially Tough because of the togetherness on this senior linebacker Lewis Hutson described the togetherness. A the love of each Indi Vidigal on this team for his teammates has been just great All season. It brought us this the texans were together in disappointment this time though and their frustrations were voiced by senior defensive tackle Dino Urquidi. A one time when we were on defense after we scored we All just knew we had it then. We knew the penetrations were tied and that we were Way ahead in first Downs and we just knew we had a the Breaks killed us though a Urquidi continued. A we had so much Pride in ourselves and then that happened Leeds to. Breaks like that will kill you everyone finds that weather forecast Arlington weather will be fair sunday with a High near 60 for sunday afternoon. Winds will be Light and variable and the Low sunday night will be around 30 Yule program tuesday the City will hold its annual Christmas program tuesday. Dec. 18, at 7 30 . In the Meadowbrook recreation Center. Christmas carols a Yule tree and Santa s Helper. Drusie the Chimp will take part in the free Public program. Daily news photo by Les Blaser it can t be Over a the atmosphere was solemn around the Sam Houston Bench yesterday afternoon As the clock at Waco s Baylor stadium ticked away the final moments of the texans 1973 season. Defensive Back Glen Mead ponders the afternoon s happenings wondering How things turned around so quickly. The texans were in command late in the game when John Tyler s Lions managed to turn things around upsetting the texans 22-7. Phone 265-4241 volume 25-number 298-Arlington, Texas sunday december 16,1973 Price daily 10c-sunday 15c wounds from loss deep texans together in disappointment

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