The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 30, 1940, Image 3

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Athletic Department Will Have Smoker
In Old Mess Hall Tonight at 7:30
Football Banquet Is Big Event As
“Bank Night” Returns to Aggieland
Basketball Team Invades Haunts Of
Bruins Tonight in Role of Underdogs
joy seeing them and the Athletic
Department will be greatly pleased
to have you with us on this ac-
Looking forward to seeing you,
I am
Very truly yours,
H. H. Norton
Head of Department
All faculty members are invited
to attend this smoker and see some
of the best football pictures ever
Congratulations are in order for
the pistol team. They went to
Houston the other night and came
back with a trophy and ten indi
vidual awards. Bob Shiels took
three of the medals.
as being one of the best blockers,
along with Jim Thomason who re
ceived this honor last year also.
We feel that this award to Herb
was misnamed. Smith deserves an
award for his outstanding play,
but blocking was the “little man’s”
weak point and none will tell you
that quicker than will Herb Smith,
one of the greatest ends to ever
wear the colors of A. & M.
second conference game and have
improved a lot since then, but it
is doubted that they have improv
ed as much as the Bears.
The Cadets will be fighting
though, and as long as they are
pitching they are not beaten. It
will be the last game for the Ma
roon quint until after exams.
The team and your writer left
this morning for Waco and will
return Wednesday morning.
Pistol Team Wins Kaufman Trophy in Houston
Battalion Sports
Trophies For Aggie Varsity Stars
Top, left, Herb Smith, great end on the champion Aggie Team, shown as he is handed the Longine
watch awarded him by Bert Pfaff as one of the two best blockers of 1939.
Top, right, Jim Thomason, blocking back, as E. W. Hooker presented him with the leather jacket
which was the gift of the Athletic Department to each letterman.
Lower left, co-captain Walemon “Cotton” Price is handed one of his trophies by Col. Ike Ashburn,
master of ceremonies at the banquet.
Lower right, Marshall Robnett, all-conference guard, is shown accepting one of the watches given
the team by Jesse Jones.
Following is an announcement
from Coach Homer Norton:
“The Athletic Department will
have a stag smoker and show pic
tures of some of the outstanding
football games of the 1939 season
at the mess hall Tuesday even
ing, January 30, at 7:30 o’clock.
We also plan to have some of the
varsity football players present.
It will take about an hour and a
half for the show. We would like
very much to have you as our
guest at this time. This will not
be a banquet and there will be
no speeches. Everything will be
very informal and in the nature of
a get-together.
Some - of these pictures are in
technicolor and are really beauti
ful. We feel sure that you will en-
“And everyone had a great time.”
At the football banquet the other
night one began to wonder if San
ta Claus had come to town again.
Watches, footballs, trophies, pla
ques, letters, jackets, “T” medals,
bars, tie clasps, wallets, pens, pen
cils, and a general assortment of
this and that were given to the
football players.
Herb Smith was given a watch
Tonight the Aggie quint will
meet the Baylor Bruins again, but
this time the Bears will be favor
ed. Since the Aggies trounced them
earlier this year the Bruins have
beaten Arkansas twice and split
with Rice. Some feat! A. & M. has
lost both of its tilts to the Owls
and has not yet met the Porkers.
Coach McQuillan’s charges trim
med the Bears 49 to 46 in their
1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt finds
himself with an ever-increasing
number of followers who would
like to see him run for a third
term. But this group, among the
rank and file of voters as well as
among college students, is still in
the minority.
The Student Opinion Surveys of
America sent its staff of inter
viewers on campuses of all de
scriptions everywhere in the Unit-
Only A Few More
Days Left Of Our
Clearance Sale
$1.65 Values, now $1.29
$2.00 Values, now $1.55
$2.50 Values, now $1.85
$3.00 Values, now $2.35
$3.50 Values, now $2.65
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$ 6.00 Values, now $ 4.45
$ 7.95 Values, now $ 5.35
$10.00 Values, now $ 7.95
$12.50 Values, now $ 9.95
$13.50 Values, now $10.85
Reduced Prices
Mufflers, Gloves
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section of collegians, “Would you
like to see Roosevelt run for a
third term?”
The results, gathered and tab
ulated at the University of Texas
for all the cooperating newspaper
members of the organization, show
that the resident has picked up
more than ten percentage points
on his third-term popularity dur
ing the last year. Comparisons of
this type are possible for the first
time now that the surveys has
been operating without interruption
since December of 1938. Follow
ing is the complete record on this
subject that has been kept by the
A third term for F. D. R.?
Dec., 1938 .
Jan., 1939 .
Nov., 1939 .
This series
of studies
a remarkably close resemblance to
the index kept by the Gallup poll
on the same topic. Although gen
eral opinion has always outstrip
ped student sentiment, 46 per cent
of the voters now wanting a third
term, the increases have been in
almost the same proportions. In
January, 1939, 30 per cent of the
U. S. voters approved, as compared
with 28.2 of the students.
Although in this case it has been
shown that college students follow
the same trends of thought their
elders do, other comparisons with
American Institute of Public Opin
ion polls illustrate the fact that
youth does not always agree with
older people. Also, events to come,
here and abroad, will have much
to do in changing attitudes should
the President decide to try his
luck again.
Results of repeated interviewing
of thousands of students disclose
that many, although approving of
Roosevelt as president, are against
another four-year term. This
opinion was typified in the com
ment of a student in Chicago’s
Central Y. M. C. A. College who
said, “I am opposed to a third
term because he would set a pre
cedent for men who might be less
scrupulous than he is, although I
am in favor of him and his poli
Win Second In
Close Race For
Gorman Cup
C. A. Lewis Ranks Second
Among Individual Scorers
The A. & M. Pistol Team won
the Kaufman Trophy at the Hous
ton Bayou Club tournament Sat
urday by a margin of one point.
The winning score, made for the
cadets by R. T. Shiels and C. A.
Lewis, totaled 351 points. Second-
place honors were taken by the
State Department of Public Safety
team with a score of 350.
In the competition for the Gor
man Trophy, the State Troopers
came out on top with a total of
1,291, leaving the Aggieland team
in second place with 1,282.
After the last shot was fired,
the records showed that the cadets
and the State Patrolmen made a
clean sweep of all of the first and
second places in the matches with
the exception of the one for indi
vidual high score in the Gorman
Trophy fire. This first place
honor was split between C. A.
Lewis of A. & M., C. L. Cearley
of the State Department of Public
Safety, and E. F. Dickens of the
Bayou Rifles, each with a score
of 272. The total spoils for the
victors were A. & M.—one trophy
and ten medals. State Department
of Public Safety—one trophy and
nine medals.
Fire-place high individual in the
Kaufman Trophy match was tak
en by Dan Lawrence, an ex-Aggie
of the S. D. P. S. with 177 points.
Second place went to C. A. Lewis
of A. & M., who shot a score of
176. The Aggie team that won
second place in the Gorman Trophy
match and the number of individ
ual medals won by each member
was as follows:
Team— Medals
C. A. Lewis 4
R. T. Shiels Jr .....3
E. F. Shiels 1
W. E. Lewis 1
C. L. Kennemer 1
Due to the severity of the cold,
several of the contesting teams
were kept away. The contestants
were the State Department of Pub
lic Safety, Bayou Rifle Team, Gal
veston Rifle and Pistol Team, A.
& M. Pistol Team, and several in
dividuals. The matches were fired
under a bridge on the bayou be
tween the hours of 8 p. m. and 1
p. m.
Spring has sprung and with it
came some good football and speed-
ball weather but also final exam
inations. Games for the remainder
of the semester have been called
off except for a few of the play
The water ought to all be out
of the pool by 5:30 this evening for
at that hour E Field Artillery and
3rd Combat Train Field Artillery
fight it out for the upperclassmen’s
water polo championship.
Hold a spot of his own, Ed
Dwelli, fish-sophomore of the train
from Balboa Heights, Canal Zone,
and a transfer from Ohio State
will be the lead man for his squad.
The Intramural Department was
pretty much on hand at the foot
ball banquet Saurday night except
for “Mr. Penny” who is confined
to his bed. What a banquet that
was. It looked like ‘bank night,’
as termed by Col. Ike Ashburn.
Freshmen are again reminded to
sign up for a regular section of
Physical Education at mid-term.
No matter if you are taking regu
lar class work or intramural work,
you are required to sign for P.
E. to receive credit.
In the “Y” Friday evening things
looked pretty crowded with the
finals of the Class B ping pong
tournament being run off.
F. Coast Artillery fish claimed
the title after defeating A Cav
alry, 2 to 1, in the finals; A Field
Artillery, 2 to 1, in the semi-finals;
and the 2nd Combat Train 2 to 1
in the quarter-finals all in one
That’s some playing and Leavy,
Eads and Leon played all the
matches. .
Water Polo Champs
To Be Decided In
Final Match Today
The Third Combat Train and
Battery E of the Field Artillery
battle it out this evening at 5
o’clock for the Class A water polo
Semi-final matches came to a
close last week and the last game
was scheduled for Thursday but
was later postponed until today.
Battery E defeated A Chemical
Warfare in the semi-final game
with a score of 3 to 1, while the
Combat Train fought it out with
B Coast Artillery to eke out a
3 to 2 win.
Starters for the train include
Wilson, Praser, Floyd, Dwelli, Ed
wards, Finley, and Harold.
In the water at the first whistle
for the E team will be Dillon, Cook,
Biggs, Patterson, Burney, Don
nell, and either Taylor or Oliver.
5,246 Educational
Buildings Were On
1939 NY A Program
During the last fiscal year,
youths employed on N.Y.A. work
projects completed construction of.,
additions to, or repair and improve
ment of 5,246 educational buildings,
according to a preliminary tabula
tion of physical accomplishments
made public today by Aubrey Wil
liams, administrator of the Na
tional Youth Administration. These
included schools, dormitories, li
braries, museums, art galleries,
and other types of educational
Likewise, in the field of recrea
tion the N.Y.A. work program made
important contributions. A total
of 1,650 new social and recrea
tional buildings were completed by
N.Y.A. youth last year, and 2,-
455 were repaired and improved,
including such structures as youth
centers, community buildings, audi
toriums and gymnasiums.
The work program of the Na
tional Administration provides
part-time employment on useful
public projects for needy young
men and women, between the ages
The F. Battery fish won their
semi-final match from Parker, Mc-
Chesney, and Edwards while their
final opponents from A Cavalry,
Smith, Yorston, and Fernaindez,
claimed theirs from Hausman,
Burnan, and McClelland from B
Gold Footballs
For Lettermen
Expected Soon
Athletic Council Awards
To Arrive by February 8
The long-awaited gold footballs
ordered by the Athletic Council
as awards for the football team
lettermen will arrive here not later
than Feb. 8, according to an an
nouncement made by E. J. Howell,
Registrar, yesterday. The awards
will be made to the players within
a few days, probably in an inform
al meeting of the Council and the
It has been the custom of the
Athletic Council to give gold foot
balls to the lettermen of all the
championship football teams, and
this will be the first year since
’27 that the awards have been
The footballs to be given this
year are beautiful bright gold ones
with a large diamond set in the
side. Across the football, in large
raised maroon letters is written No.
1 Team of the Nation, and below
that, Southwest Conference Cham
pions, ’39. The final touch that
makes the football perfect is a
large maroon T inscribed over the
Three faculty members and
about fifteen students will attend
the annual meeting of the Texas
Entomological Society at Harlin
gen February 14, 15, and 16. Those
faculty members going will include
Dr. S. W. Bilsing, head of the De
partment of Entomology, Dr. F.
L. Thomas, and V. A. Little of the
Entomology Experiment Station.
of 18 to 24, who are out of school
and unemployed.
Projects are designed to enable
youth to acquire basic experience
and sound habits of work. Insofar
as possible work is undertaken,
which, when completed, will en
large the youth serving facilities
of the community in which it is
done. Consequently educational
and recreational facility projects
have been emphasized .
Many communities have been
unable within their normal bud
gets to make sorely needed im
provements. Through the N.Y.A.
work program, with the Federal
Government paying the wages of
youth labor, it has been possible
for them to provide new facilities
which could not otherwise have
been made available.
The entire editorial, reportorial,
humor and art staff of The Bat
talion Magazine will meet Wednes
day afternoon at 4 o’clock in The
Battalion Office, 122 Administra
tion Building.
All members of these depart
ments are asked to attend, man
aging editor Paul Ketelsen has
stated; and anyone wishing to join
the staff, particularly in the writ
ing field, is invited to do so at
this time.
The meeting originally set for
Tuesday afternoon, has been moved
to Wednesday so that E. L. Angell,
student publications manager, now
out of town, may attend.
Cadets Will
Enter Fray As
The U nderdogs
Bruins Out to Avenge
Early Defeat by A. & M.
The Texas Aggie cagers left
this morning to invade the cave of
the big black Bruins at Waco.
This will be the last engagement of
the year between these two con
ference schools.
At the first of the season the
Bears were “hibernating” and were
trapped by the Aggies to the count
of 49 to 46. Since that time the
basketeers from Aggieland have
lost two games to Rice Owls to
give the Bayou City boys the con
ference lead, and the Baylorites the
next week split a pair with the
Owls to knock them from their
perch on the top ring of the South
western ladder.
The Aggie line-up will feature
Tommy Tinker and Jude Smith at
the forward posts, “Big Dog” Daw
son holding down the pivot point,
and Bill Henderson and Durwood
Varner at the guard positions. Bill
Henderson is still among the top
scorers of the conference, having
an average of a little better than
twelve points per game.
The Baylor quintet hoping to
give the Aggies the “Bear Hug”
will be composed of Grady Vaughn,
and Pete Creasy at guards, Captain
Happy Shehan and Frank Bry-
ski at forward and “Chicago” Fri-
valsky, the six-foot-four boy from
Illinois, at center.
An added attraction of the Con
ference battle should be another
round of the battle of wits between
Coaches Raymond Wolfe and Hub
McQuillen which was started at
the girst Aggie-Baylor game in
Among representatives of chemi
cal companies visiting the Ento
mology Experiment Station for
the purpose of obtaining informa
tion about research work with in
secticides have been Milton S. Ma
lone, A. & M. graduate of ’37, of
the insecticide division of the Gen
eral Chemical Company, Houston,
and Lindley E. Mills of the Dow
Chemical Company, Midland .Michi
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Preview 11 P. M. Saturday Night
Cary Grant — Ralph Bellamy
Also Shown Sun., Mon., Tues.
At North Gate
60.51 of College Students Against
Third Term for President Roosevelt
With political winds already
blowing in this election year of
ed States to ask a scientific cross