The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 16, 1940, Image 6

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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1940
Intramurals Reach New Peak With 4,000 Competing
The Summer Session of A. & M.,-f vided
under the direction of Dr. C. H.
Winkler, offers work in practically
all the different fields of learning
included in the regular college
year. The general purpose is to ex
tend the activities of the resident
teaching division of the College
throughout the entire calendar
year. Men and women are admitted
to summer session courses.
The first term of summer school
will begin on Monday, June 10,
with registration from 8 a. m. to
5 p. m. Classes start at 7:30 a. m.
Tuesday, June 11. Thursday, June
13 is the last day for registration
for credit during the first term.
Final exams take place on July
The second term begins with
registration on Monday, July 22.
Finals will be on Friday and Satur
day, August 30-31.
In addition to the six and twelve
weeks’ courses of the College Di
vision and the Graduate School, the
summer session provides a number
of short unit courses extending
over a period of two or three weeks
to meet the needs of adults who
cannot leave their jobs for a long
er period of time. Field and tour
courses are available to advanced
students in agriculture, geology
and engineering branches.
Besides the regular College Di
vision of summer school, the ad
ministration offers a number of
short courses, including the Sum
mer Cotton School, the Texas
School Administration Conference,
the Conference of County and
Rural School Supervisors, the
Farmers’ Short Course, the Fire
men’s Training School, the Short
Course for Oil Mill Operators, and
the Annual Coaching School.
Courses will be offered subject
to the same general admission re
quirements in the summer school
session as in the regular session,
but there are no specific academic
requirements for admission to the
general short courses and the Sum
mer Cotton School.
Summer-session students are pro-
with the best room accom
modations in the college dormitor
ies. Walton Hall will be jased by
women students and married stu
dents. Sixteen two-story cottages
designed especially for “project
groups” will be available for the
summer session students. These
houses are of eight rooms with
thirty-two beds and are very suit
able for groups who may desire to
live together on a cooperative plan.
As in previous summers the col
lege will provide a variety of in
teresting lectures and entertain
ment at no extra cost to the stu
dents. In addition to these special
lectures, students are invited to
participate in the “forums,” the
sessions of the general short
courses, and educational confer
ences. Speakers of national prom
inence in the fields of education,
rural life, and farm economics ap
pear on the programs of these
special groups.
The annual Texas School Ad
ministration Conference will be
held at Texas A. & M. College,
June 24-27, according to an an
nouncement made here by Dr. T.
D. Brooks, secretary of the con
ference and Dean of the School
of Arts and Sciences and the Grad
uate School at the college.
Problems to be discussed during
the four-day session will include
guidance, school organization and
administration, evaluation of sec
ondary schools and agricultural
During the same dates the an
nual conference for county and ru
ral school supervisors will be held
on the campus, Prof. W. L. Hughes,
head of the college’s Education
Department, has announced. Prob
lems facing these educators will be
discussed by the various superin
tendents, supervisors and members
of the State Board of Education.
... that A. M. Waldrop & Co. has catered to the needs
of A. & M. men for the past forty-four years ....
during these many years we have sold only regulation
uniforms and equipment... every item we sell carries
our personal guarantee for quality and workmanship
and is moderately priced.
We wish to extend our Greetings to all prospective
students and invite you to visit our two stores ....
You will find Aggie graduates in charge of our
Military Departments and they will be pleased to as
sist you in selecting your needs for next fall. See
us before you buy.
Regulation Slacks
Regulation Dobbs Hats
Regulation Trench Coats
Made to Measure Uniforms
Regulation Insignia and Hat Cords
Aggie Coveralls
Regulation Shirts
Regulation Blouse
Nunn-Bush - Edgerton
and Fortune Shoes
We also carry a complete stock of young men’s
clothing . . . furnishings and shoes.
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Organisation Sports Program
Expands With College Growth
16,000 Entries Were Recorded in 1939-40
In 15 Upperclassman, 14 Freshman Sports
Just as in days of old when the Athenian and Spartan men and
boys competed in sports, this year some 4,000 Aggies have taken part
in intramural sports—contests between various organizations on the
campus. The A. & M. intramural system is known as one of the most
successful possessed by any school in the world.
The origin of such contests and games can never be actually de
termined, for throughout time con-'f
tests have been held to proclaim
the best in each game or sport.
It is the aim of intramural ath
letics at Texas A. & M. to provide
an opportunity for every student
to take part in athletic sports in
which he is interested and to en
courage every student to take part
in as many sports as possible. The
department is primarily interest
ed in those students who are not
proficient enough in a given sport
for varsity competition.
Intramurals Started At
A. & M. in 1924
The record of actual scheduled
games at A. & M. extends back
to when the physical training of
students was under the supervis
ion of the Athletic Department in
1924. In that year, under the di
rection of H. H. House, competition
was held between the battalions in
football. Each of the battalions had
two teams determined by the pro
ficiency and skill of the players.
At the close of the season, cham
pions were declared in each class.
The following year seven sports
were added to the list but bat
talions were represented by only
one team in the games. These
sports included basketball, cross
country racing, gymnastics, swim
ming, track, softball, and tennis.
The next year, 1926, speedball was
added to the list.
After the development of the
program, various organizations
developed teams and later de
veloped the attitude that the or
ganizations winning the intramur
al games were of top ranking on
the campus.
Penberthy Becomes Intramural
In the year , 27-’28 the games
were first played on a company
basis, with seven teams partici
pating in each class, A and B.
This was the first year that intra
mural athletics was under the su
pervision of the present director,
W. L. Penberthy. Six sports—vol
leyball, golf, handball, horseshoe
pitching, boxing, and wrestling—
were added to the department.
This brought the number of dif
ferent games ‘and contests to fif
Twenty-two organizations were
represented in the various contests
the following year, including a
team composed of “casuals” or
non-military day-students. Second
teams were chosen in softball and
as much excitement and competi
tion was seen in their games as
between the “A” teams.
Supervision of Program
The program is supervised by
W. L. Penberthy, a faculty com
mittee, and a student committee
made up of representatives of
each of the three higher classes.
The senior managers elected this
year included W. W. Downer, P.
J. Lemm, and George Tillson.
W. W. Downer is captain of 3rd
Headquarters Field Artillery and
a resident of College Station.
P. J. Lemm is captain of C In
fantry and hails from Brenham,
George Tillson comes from Mis
sion, Texas and is in D Field Ar
Intramurals May Be Substituted
For P. E. Classes
Pingpong was introduced experi
mentally in ’32, with three-man
teams representing each organi
zation. No points were given for
participation in this game, but
championships were declared and
medals were awarded the winners.
At the close of the tournament the
game was added to the some six
teen others but was dropped the
following year. Water polo took
its place among the games in 1934
and in the second semester of the
following school year a plan was
drawn up for the optional substi
tution of intramural participation
for physical education in the fresh
man year. Water polo, softball,
volleyball, and horseshoe pitching
were opened to the freshman list
with the new arrangement and
touch football was offered to the
regular teams. This was the spark
to the reform that followed the
next term. The double program
was begun with the freshmen form
ing their own teams in the same
sports as the upperclassmen and
holding their own series of games.
With this change, rifle shooting
was introduced to both classes, and
football was again played on the
regimental basis with no points
being given towards organization
records. Class A did not have
speedball nor did Class B teams
participate in touch football.
This year the program was run
on a duplicate system with both
classes playing the same games
excepting for Class B. Teams in
the latter class had no represen
tation in rifle shooting.
Pingpong was again added this
year as before.
System Has Grown Rapidly
In Last Few Years
In 1927-’28 some 1,174 students
took part in the intramural pro
gram, while it is estimated that
approximately 3,300 boys entered
the games and contests last year.
The intramural sports system
has proved to be a great help to
nearly all that enter into it. It is
supervised by the director and his
assistant, but all games and
matches are governed and ruled
by members of teams other than
those between which the game is
being played. With such a setup
the whole success and interest lies
in the hands of the students. In
sports where it is possible, leagues
are formed and playoffs are held
between the league champions. In
sports such as boxing and wrest
ling, tournaments are staged and
champions are determined in each
Intramural Trophies Awarded
Each Year
At the end of the year the All-
Year Participation Trophy is
awarded the organization having
the greatest number of points. It
is the largest and most significant
award given by the Intramural De
partment. The trophy is a beau
tiful standard and is carried by the
winners in all parades and reviews.
Each organization enters at least
twelve of the sixteen various sports
and has the privilege of choosing
the sports which it desires to have
included in its final score. A
duplicate award is given the or
ganization whose freshmen score
the greatest number of points in
the Class B bracket.
On some occasions the college
champions are invited to play the
champions of the intramural or
ganizations of other colleges or
universities. This year the fresh
man champions in basketball de
feated the Texas University fresh
man champs in an invitation game
at Austin.
Varsity Material
In many of the games varsity
material or material for the fresh
man teams has been discovered.
It therefore remains that a letter-
man in a varsity sport is barred
from competing in that sport in
Intramurals Offer Many
The factor vital to the smooth
running of the program lies in the
desire of individuals to play the
games. Much advancement has been
seen since the beginning of the
plan and the future probably holds
in store further advancement with
the addition of still more sports.
Nevertheless the present system
enables any boy to continue a sport
or game he has found interest in.
Seven Branches Of
Military at A. & M.
Military training is compulsory
at Texas A. & M. College for the
first two years and seven branches
of military service are taught,
leading to reserve commissions as
second lieutenants.
These branches are Infantry,
Field Artillery, Coast Artillery,
Cavalry, Engineers, Signal Corps,
and Chemical Warfare Service.
This training is in charge of a
large number of officers of the U.
S. Army, with the Commandant and
head of the Military Department
this year a full colonel.
Robert Chandler, Prof
Of Forest Soils, To Visit
Dr. Robert Chandler Jr., assist
ant professor of forest soils, de
partment of agronomy, Cornell
University, will be visiting profes
sor of agronomy at A. & M. from
June 10 to July 20.
In order to be of service to all
groups interested in forestry, and
particularly those interested in the
problems of the forest soils in the
Southwest, graduate courses in for
est soils will be offered during the
first term of the 1940 summer ses
sion under Dr. Chandler. Since no
such courses have been offered be
fore in the Southwest,, and since
the state of Texas has about 35,-
000,000 forest acres, these courses
and their attendant field trips
should present a valuable oppor
tunity to study forest soil problems
in a new area, it was said by Dr.
Ide P. Trotter, head of the A. &
M. Department of Agronomy.
Ecology of the Texas forest
areas is particularly interesting
because they represent both the
typical Southern pine forests and
the temperate zone where the hu
mid forest areas meet the semi-
arid tall grass prairies of the South
west. College Station lies in the
center of this transition zone. The
wide range of soil and climatic con
ditions found in Texas, and the 225
species of trees in the state make it
an especially significant place in
which to study the climatic, phy
siographic and biotic relationships.
A. & M. College has the largest
School of Agriculture in the world.
The school is a member of the
Land Grant College System of the
United States and its courses are
accepted for credit by the outstand
ing educational institutions in the
This school permits a graduate
student to take a total of six credits
in a six weeks’ summer term. One
three-credit graduate theory course
and a special problems laboratory
course of one to three credits will
be taught by Dr. Chandler, mak
ing available full-time graduate
Coaching Staff Represents
Many Sections of the Nation
From the South, the Southwest,-fMarty Karow played professional
the Midwest and the East have
come the members of the Texas
Aggie coaching staff, bringing the
experience of many seasons of
coaching and the knowledge of foot
ball and other sports as they are
played in all sections of this nation.
This year the assignments for
the fall are as follows: Homer
Norton,- head coach; Marty Karow,
who also is head baseball coach in
the spring, backfield; J. W.
(Dough) Rollins, who also is busi
ness manager of athletics and head
track coach, ends; Bill James, line;
Manning Smith, backfield demon
strator and handler of B squad;
H. R. McQuillan, who also is head
basketball mentor, head freshman
coach; Charlie DeWare and Virgil
(Brahma) Jones, assistant “Fish”
coaches; Harry Faulkner, scout
who is also assigned to coaching
duties; and L. J. (Lil) Dimmitt,
Head Coach Norton, product of
Birmingham high school and Birm
ingham-Southern College, where he
was a four-letter man, captain of
both baseball and football and win
ner of the medal as the best all-
around athlete of the 1915-16 sea
son, came to Aggieland in 1934
from Centenary, where his Gents
had made it miserable for several
years for Southwest Conference
teams. He also played professional
baseball in the Southern Associa
tion, the Piedmont League and the
Million Dollar League and had been
sold to the American Association
at the time he retired from the
diamond sport to stick to coaching
at Centenary in 1920. At Cente
nary he was head coach two years,
then line coach under Bo McMillan,
and finally head coach from 1926
until 1934.
Played In France
Coach Rollins, who established
himself as one of the “greats” in
Aggie athletic history before his
graduation in 1917, was a captain
of Infantry in the World War and
played on the 36th Division team
of the A.E.F. in France. Starting
in 1923, he coached at Wesley Col
lege in Greenville and at the East
Texas State Teachers College at
work in forest soils. Any student Commerce before returning to Ag-
who has completed a three or four
credit course in introductory soils
at an accredited institution will be
admitted to Dr. Chandler’s courses.
For a six weeks’ summer term
the matriculation fee is $15; the
medical fee is $2; dormitory rent
$8.50 including janitor service, and
in the college dining hall meals
are 40£ each or $30 for the term
of six weeks.
Lindbergh (whose real name was
Manson) was the 67th man to
make a non-stop flight over the
Atlantic Ocean.
A brilliant
Ohio State athlete,
baseball and coached at the Uni
versity of Texas and the United
States Naval Academy at Annap
olis between his graduation from
Ohio in 1927 and his arrival as an
Aggie mentor.
Line Coach Bill James brought
14 years of coaching experience
at Birmingham and Fort Worth
Central high schools, Texas Chris
tian University and Texas Univer
sity when he came to Aggieland in
1935. A former member of the fa
mous “Praying Colonels” of Centre
College, he has won recognition as
one of the best line coaches in the
Manning Smith jumped straight
to his coaching job at A. & M.
from Centenary, where he won all-
American mention under Coach
Norton. He began his quarterback
ing at Byrd High in Shreveport.
McQuillan, highly capable Fish
football and varsity basketball
head, was an all-round athlete for
North Dakota Agricultural Col
lege, graduating in 1916. He coach
ed at Rochester, Minn., and Lake
land, Fla., high schools and at John
B. Stetson University in DeLand,
Florida, and had served as pres
ident of the Southern Intercolle
giate Athletic Association before
coming to College Station in 1935.
DeWare and Jones, who assist
McQuillan with the Fish, were all-
Southwestern at center and guard,
respectively, three years ago, and
are in their third year on the coach
ing staff.
Trainer Dimmitt, one of the best
known and most popular sports
figures in Texas, is a former
Southwestern University man, and
came to Aggieland from Beau
mont, where he coached the Royal
Purple when it annually was among
the leaders in Texas high school
Only addition to the football
staff this past season was Harry
Faulkner. Former producer of
strong teams at Terrell Prep, he
served at one time on the S. M. U.
staff, has done much scouting for
major teams, especially Oklahoma,
and was business manager of the
Lubbock team in the West Texas-
New Mexico baseball league last
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