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A.&M. Track and Swimming
Teams in Fort Worth Meet
Varsity and Fish
Teams Entered In
All Events at Show
Swimmers and runners leave Ag-
gieland this weekend for Fort
Worth to compete with other out
standing teams of the Southwest in
field, track, and swimming events.
The track teams, both varsity
and freshman, are entered in all
events of the annual Fat Stock
Show Track Meet Saturday. Co
captains Ed Dreiss and John Mc
Lean are expected to bring first
place honors home to Aggieland in
their events, as is J. R. Henderson,
who ran third only to the fleet
Rideout twins in the 880-yard run
at Laredo last week.
Members of the varsity squad
making the trip include E. D.
Wilmeth, miler; Jim Thomason,
shot put and discus; Roy Bucek,
120 and 220 hurdles; Red Cecil,
100, 220 dashes and broad jump;
Bill Conatser, high and broad jump;
Dreiss, 120 and 220 hurdles; R. F.
Finley, high jump; Henderson, 880
run and mile relay team; Pete
Henry, discus; M. E. Hogan, mile;
Bob Kissinger, 100 dash; McLean,
440 dash and mile relay team; A.
R. Nye, pole vault; Ernie Pannell,
shot put; Marshall Robnett, jave
lin; Bob Schiller, mile relay team;
W. J. Douglas, Jr.
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■fG. L. Seibert, mile relay team;
Jude Smith, javelin; Bud Force,
Marshall Spivey, Earl Smith and
Conatser will form the football
Freshmen members are Phil Al
ford, hurdles; G. L. Bridges, 100
and 220 dash; Carlton Brush, 100,
220 and relay; J. H. Japhet, discus
and shot; Jimmie Knight, 440 and
mile relay; T. A. Mann, hurdles;
Jack Petty, 440 and relay; P. J.
Ricks, pole vault and high jump;
Pete Watkins, high jump; Ray Ter
rell, broad jump; and E. B. Mayer,
880 and mile relay.
This year’s swim meet at the An
nual Fat Stock Show is the first
to be held and will see representa
tives from S. M. U., Texas Uni
versity, New Mexico Military Insti
tute, Oklahoma A. & M., and Tex
as A. & M.
T.C.U. Boasts Of
A Stronger Line,
A much stronger line, an improv
ed and faster backfield, and more
adequate reserves. These are the
1940 football assets at Texas
Christian University, as compared
with a disastrous 1939 season.
“We’ll be definitely stronger—
strong enough to take more than
one conference game,” Coach Dutch
“But most of the other teams
in the circuit also report improve
ment, so about the best we are
hoping for is a first-division con
A big (210-pound average) ex
perienced (six lettermen and one
sophomore) forward wall will do
much to cure the major troubles
of the 1939 season. Coach Meyer
just smiles contentedly when ques
tioned about his line.
But when you mention backfield,
he looks just a bit worried. He
has quarterbacks galore, with
speed and passing ability, but
lacking experience in Southwest
competition. If Kyle Gillespie’s
knee operation will stand the gaff,
he is the No. 1 man in this spot.
Frank King, who lettered as a
soph last year, looks entirely ade
quate at full. The halfback posts
—particularly right half—are still
undecided. Coach Meyer has a
lot of fast boys, but won’t be sure
of his best combination until sched
ule time rolls around next fall.
The World’s largest electric
light bulb tops the memorial to
Thomas Edison at Menlo Park, N.
J. It weighs three tons, is 14 feet
high, and measures nine feet, two
inches at its widest point.
General Electric will distribute
$2,400,000 to its 67,000 employees
this year under the company’s
In a single week recently for
eign orders for iron and steel scrap
totalled approximately a million
tons, most of the purchases being
made by Great Britain.
AGGIES TAKE THE FIRST OF TWO-GAME SERIES WITH FLYERS
Teams Will Play
2nd Game Today At
2:30 on Kyle Field
The Texas Aggies pounded out
twelve runs in the first four in
nings off three Randolph Field
pitchers Friday afternoon, before
the game settled down to real base
ball; and the cadets held out to
take the Flyers 12-6. Herman
Blackwell started on the mound for
the Flyers and allowed four runs
during his one-third inning. Dave
Alsobrook reached him for a four-
base blow. That was all for Mr.
Blackwell. Colosky and Bodie
followed on the mound with little
better luck before ‘Lefty’ Jacobs
came in and held the Aggies at
bay in the last five frames.
Alsobrook and Marland Jeffrey
led the hitting with home runs.
Bob Stone and Jeffrey drove in
three tallies. ‘Red’ Ballow got
three runs in his first three trips
Scoring for the Aggies: Ballow,
three; Jeffrey, three; Stone, three;
Alsobrook, two; Pugh, one.
For Randolph Field: Pifer, two;
Walker, two; Vielock, one; Devine,
The team will play the second
of their two-game series with the
Randolph Field Flyers on the Kyle
Field diamond this afternoon with
starting time set for 2:30.
Coach Marty Karow had a good
chance to get a better look at
his team in action against the Fly
ers yesterday afternoon and may
make some changes from the line
up which started yesterday. First
base is coming in for some exper
imenting with Bill Henderson and
Bill Buchanan, gridsters, battling
for the job of understudying Mar
ion Pugh. Marland Jeffrey and
Jack Lindsey are still battling for
the second base job while Cecil
Ballow and Bob Stone are alter
nating at short. Stone is regular
on third but when Ballow is lift
ed he moves to short and either
R. C. Adams or Joe Rothe move on
to that bag. Rothe, a late report
er due to his football training,
looked pretty good in his action
so far and may win the job of
understudy at either third or short.
Red Kirkpatrick and J. D. Scog
gins are still hot and heavy for
field, and Lefty Moon and Jack
Cooper fighting for the right
field hole. Dave Alsobrook in cen
ter seems to be the only “lone wolf”
of the squad. However, Johnny
Rice has looked good when he
has been in that position.
The pitching staff has not work
ed long enough to say much about
them except that they seem improv
ed over the 1939 staff. They are all
expected to account for several Ag
gie wins this year and practice
form indicated that they will.
SPECIAL TRAIN TO BE
RUN NORTH THURSDAY
In order to meet the heavy de
mand for transportation to north
Texas over the spring recess it
has been arranged by Jack Bailey
and Raymond Parrish to run a
special Southern Pacific train to
Dallas at 3:45 p. m. Thursday.
Return will be good on any reg
ular S. P. train other than the
“Sunbeam” from either Fort
Worth, Dallas, or any point along
the line. The cost of the round
trip is $3.65 of which one dollar
deposit must be made by Tuesday
noon and the balance by Wednes
day noon to either Bailey or Par
rish at room 426, dormitory 4.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 16,1940.
BT-9’s, Training Ships for Uncle
Sam’s Future Military Pilots
Low wing monoplanes, known as BT-9’s, are used at the Army
Air Corps Primary Flying School at Randolph Field, Texas, in the
secondary phase of training at the “West Point of the Air.”
Powered with 400-horsepower engines, capable of speeds up to
170 miles per hour, these BT-9’s are equipped with radio transmitter
and receiver, landing flaps, and a two-position adjustable propeller
to obtain maximum speeds. Flying Cadets, with veteran instructors,
are taught the fundamentals of military flying in about 65 hours of
flying time in these BT-9’s. Transition from these training ships to
the basic trainer plane is gradual, several hours of dual instruction
being given before the Flying Cadet is qualified to make a solo flight.
Every six weeks a new class of Flying Cadets arrives at Ran
dolph Field to begin its course in military aviation. The future
pilots are between 20 and 27 years of age and are paid $75 per
month while in training.
Chem Engineers To
Plants Next Week
Thirty-six members of the chem
ical engineering school will spend
four days next week visiting in
dustrial plants in Houston, Galves
ton, Texas City, Beaumont, and
Monday, March 18 will be spent
in Beaumont where the group will
visit the International Creosoting
Company, Gulf States Utilities
Company, Magnolia Petroleum
Company and other points. John
Newton, vice-president and man
ager of the Magnolia Petroleum
Company will be host at a lunch
eon for the students.
The group will spend Tuesday,
March 19, in Port Arthur for an
inspection of the Gulf Oil Corpor
ation plant in the morning. Lunch
eon as guests of the Gulf Com
pany at noon, will be followed by
a trip of inspection through the
asphalt plant of the Texas Com
pany at Port Neches.
Wednesday, March 20, will be
spent in Galveston and Texas City
areas. The first plant to be vis
ited will be the Texas Star Flour
Mills. This will include an in
spection of the dock facilities and
luncheon will be served by Paul H.
Bimmerman, flour mill president.
The afternoon will be devoted to a
tour of the vast oil refining facil
ities at Texas City, operated by
the Pan-American Petroleum and
Thursday, March 21, will be
spent in the Houston area, with
visits to the Hughes Tool Company
plant, the Sinclair Refining Com
pany plant on the Ship Channel
where lunch will be served; the
Trinity Portland Cement Company
and the Consolidated Chemical In
The students will be accompanied
by Professor F. F. Bishop, Dr. J.
D. Lindsey and Dr. W. D. Harris
of the teaching staff.
AAUP on Employing
A. & M. Graduates
P. W. Edge Jr. was re-elected
superintendent of the A. & M. Con
solidated School at the last meet
ing of its board.
Saturday, April 6, has been set
as the date for the yearly school
trustee election. Retiring members
are E. J. Howell and Y. C. Wat
Since the consolidation of the
A. & M. Consolidated School Dis
trict, it has been the policy of
the board that distribution of its
members should be as follows:
two from the old Wellborn Dis
trict, two from the old Shyrock
District, two from the old College
Independent District, and one from
the old Union Hill District. How
ever, at the last meeting the
board agreed that a change should
be made and that distribution
should be as follows: two from the
old Wellborn District; two from
the old Shyrock District, which
includes College Park and Oak-
wood; two from the old Union Hill
District, which includes that por
tion north of the college campus;
one from the old college campus;
and one from that portion east
of the college and highway 6.
The board is asking that patrons
living in the old Union Hill Dis
trict arrange a list of candidates
to fill the vacancy left by Mr.
Watson; and that patrons living
east of the campus and highway
6 arrange a list of candidates from
that section to fill the vacancy
left by Mr. Howell. These lists
must be presented to the board at
least two weeks before the trustee
along with graduates of other en
gineering schools and a chance to
watch many of them become prom
inent engineers and highly influ
Dean Gibb Gilchrist addressed
the A. & M. College Chapter of
the American Association of Uni
versity Professors at its meeting
Thursday. He discussed informally
some of his experiences as an em
ployer of A. & M. graduates.
As Chief Highway Engineer for
the State of Texas in 1924 and
again from 1928 to 1937 until he
resigned in 1937 to become Dean
of the School of Engineering at
A. & M., Dean Gilchrist was in a
position to employ large numbers
of A. & M. graduates and did
employ many. From 1925 to 1927
he was an independent consult
ing engineer in Dallas, this giving
him the opportunity of seeing A.
& M. College graduates in action
E. E. YEAGER
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ity on Browning. The scholar’s
secret has been bared in a student-
prepared biographical sketch.
It seems that the lad Armstrong
adopted the unique system of ad
dressing black-bordered mournful-
appearing envelopes to his would-
be signers, reasoning that private
secretaries would not open such
The plan worked like a charm
and autographs flooded in, Dr.
Armstrong testifies. The first one
was by Rutherford B. Hayes, later
President of the United States.
More than 10,000 skulls are pre
served in the National Museum in
The U. S. government recently
ordered ammunition to the value
of $2,769,000 for three American
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with a leading European statesman
in a contest to create interest in a
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