The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 16, 1940, Image 3

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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. INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance Commerce Bldg. Phone B-160 GARBAGE CANS Heavy Galvanized PAILS and CANS Lock on covers 6 to 31 Gallons PARKER-ASTIN Hdw. Co. Bryan ■fG. L. Seibert, mile relay team; Jude Smith, javelin; Bud Force, Marshall Spivey, Earl Smith and Conatser will form the football relay team. 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, Faster Backfield 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 Meyer says. “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 tender.” 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 profit-sharing plan. 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 up. Scoring for the Aggies: Ballow, three; Jeffrey, three; Stone, three; Alsobrook, two; Pugh, one. For Randolph Field: Pifer, two; Walker, two; Vielock, one; Devine, one. 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. Neat and Natty That's how to look this Spring and Easter. That is how you will look in your new suit—custom tailored to your measure. Come in and select from our fine fabrics today. NORWOOD’S Bryan BATTALIONA- SATURDAY, MARCH 16,1940. PAGE, 3 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 Inspect Industrial 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 Port Arthur. 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 Transport Company. 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 dustries. The students will be accompanied by Professor F. F. Bishop, Dr. J. D. Lindsey and Dr. W. D. Harris of the teaching staff. Gilchrist Addresses AAUP on Employing A. & M. Graduates Edge Re-Elected Consolidated Head 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 son. 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 election. along with graduates of other en gineering schools and a chance to watch many of them become prom inent engineers and highly influ ential citizens. GIFTS For 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 Mother’s Day and Practical Gifts for all Occasions E. E. YEAGER Hdw. Co. Bryan Tel. No. Bryan 550 Autograph Hunters— Here’s a Good Tip ... WACO. — Autograph seekers might take a hint from the child hood artistry of Dr. A. J. Arm strong, head of the Baylor Uni versity English department, said to be the world’s foremost author 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 pathetic-looking communications. 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 Washington. The U. S. government recently ordered ammunition to the value of $2,769,000 for three American manufacturers. Dr. A. 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