The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 01, 1893, Image 6

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THE BATTALION, College Station, Texas. Field Day E^e^eises. On Saturday, the 21st, ult., the Y. M. C. A. instituted their Field Day exercises as noted in the last issue of the Battalion. As these exercises were new to most of the Cadets, and were not very generally understood about the College community- there were not as many either to participate in them or to wit ness them as was desired; but most of those who did partici; pate, entered into the sports with considerable zest. This is a step in the right direction, and I trust the professors and stu dents will encourage the undertaking. Seats will be prepared by the next time, which will be about the middle of November and the ladies are most cordially invited to lend their presence the occasion. The following program was carried out: 1. One hundred yards Foot Race. Entries were Messrs. Mathews, Burnette, Gilmore, Carson, Sims, Oltorf, Fitz gerald B, Best two in three was won by Mr. Fitzgerald first; Carson, second. 2. Putting the . Shot. (Fifteen pounds.) Contestants were Messrs. Barnette, Burney and Sims. Best single throw—Burney 34.4 feet; best average in three throws—Burney 22.4 feet; second average in three throws— Sims 27.6 feet. Best Throw with Baseball. The following participated— Mathews, Watts, Sims, H. Coulter, Oliver and Oltorf. Best singleJ;hrow—Watts, 312.6feet; best average in three throws A—Oltorf, 308.1 feet; second average in three throws—Mathew-s, 296.5 feet. 4. Best Running Jump. • Contestants were Sims,. McDon ald, Mathews, Hairston and Dwight Carson. Best single-jump ..^--Sinife, 16:6 feet; best average in three jumps—Sims, 15.1 feet; nea^econd average in tliree jumps—McDonald 15 feet. Texas. The exercises were under the immediate managem ent of Cadet Sergeant Merriwether, while Prof. Smith and Dan Cushing acted as judges for the occasion. Out* College Athletes. Marked interest has been manifested in the manly art since the completion of the gymnasium and the A. and M. C. boasts of some crack sparers, Boys who are scientific in this respect are anxious that their favorite past-time should be f‘re presented at the next Y. M. C. A. field day. They think that it is as important for this line of sport to be noticed as that of baseball, foot ball, sprinting, etc. Messrs. Morse, Mathews, Watts and Pittuck, last years representatives of the manly art at the A. and M. C. are back and are trying to arrange some friendly bouts for next field day. We hope that some notice of this will be taken by the Y. M.C. A. officers. Foot Ball. Those interested in foot ball met last Friday night for the purpose of organizing permanent teams for the ensuing year. It was decided that twenty-six members should compose the regular team under the name of “The A. & M. C. F. B. T.,” and that two sub-teams should be created from this one, for the purpose of having enthusiastic games regularly so as to put themselves in readiness for any challenge they might re ceive from neighboring towns or colleges. When the two teams have perfected themselves in playing, the best thirteen men from among the twenty-six are to be selected by the cantains, and it ..will be this .team that shall answer challenges from foreign teams. The uniforms will be here in a lew clays. Match games every Saturday evening. Massenburg and Sims were chosen captains; Bruce, secretary; and Martin, treasurer. see 5. Potato Race. (Winner to get the’taters.) Thefollow- yy ing showed their dexterity and celerity in gathering up and dis- ' posing of potatoes: Sims, Wight, Oltorf, Carson, Mathews and W. Coulter. Oltorf got the potatoes. 6. Three Leg Race. Messrs. McNeil and Ahrmbeck C., ^__Hutchinscn and Cook, Mathews and Oltorf, Carson and Dwight entered. Hutchinson and Cook won; McNull and Ahrmbeck second. 7. Best Foot Ball Kick. Contestants were Messrs. Watts, Sims, Adams, Oltorf, Morse, C. Ahrmbeck and McDonald. Best single kick—Sims, 114.2 feet; best average in three kicks —Oltorf, 91.3 feet; second average in three throws—Watts, 85.5 feet. 8. Best Standing Jump. McDonald made best jump, 9.4 feet; best average in three—McDonald, 9.1 feet; second aver age in three—Carson, 8.8 feet; third average in three—-Sims, 8.7 feet. 9. u Fat Men’s Race. It was expected that the members of the Fat Men’s Club would turn out en masse for this race, but something prevented their attendance at the exercises in a body. However, all those who could puff themselves up suffi ciently to measure “34” in girth were allowed to enter. An attempt was made to get II. Davis in, but lie was found to lack about seventeen inches of being large enough, so the race was between Messrs. Book, McNeil and Cushing won in the order mentioned. Next time the officers of the Club are ex pected to run. The winner to be declared candidate for presi dent; loser to be presented with a box Anti Fat. It is the in tention of the association to have the exercises 1 monthly, and all are cordially invited to assist in making them a success l and in that way create more of an interest in the subject of ’ athletics. All of the best educational institutions of the coun- ' try have their athletic sports. Why not the A^ and Mi of ^ Local and Personal, J. GILBERT, - - - - - - - - Editor. Mrs. Fitzgerald visited her son, Fitzaerald B., last Sunday, Cadets Ward, Trimble and DeStaffeno are attending the, Dallas fair this week. Dr. Gillespie left for the Dallas fair on last Monday. Adjutant B. C. Pittuck spent a few days at his home in Dal las since our last issue. 1st Cadet.—“Say, do you know that there are mountains in the moon? 2nd Cadet.—“No; there are no mountains in the moon. 1st Cadet.—Well, get your trigonometry and I will show you.” Who said that Santa Claus comes only once a year? Why Ave have him with Us every day. What 1st classman Avas it that said he drove stakes “in clined” to make them flush? Last Tuesaay night quite a number of 1st classmen hired a wagon and Avent into town to see the thrilling little play, “The Daughter of the Regiment.” Oh no, they never had a nice time. Only sixteen Avere in one wagon. They greatly appreciate the privileges the president extends them. “A little pleasure now and then Is relished by the most of men.” Ask Percy if heknoAvs on Avhose hand the fingers are as 2:3. There’s nothing in a name, is there, Hiram ? You had just as soon Avear artificial floAvers as not, just so W. S. pinned em on, hadn’t you? Miss Kate Parker, accompanied by Mr. J. Roberts, visited the college a few days since. Miss Sheets and Mr. Derden, while out dji^jw'Tast week stopped a few minutes at the college. P p