The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 17, 1940, Image 7

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!* ► '* k * ,f * » * /» * \ * ( i 58 Gridiron Candidates Report To Norton For Varsity Practice First String Are Varsity Lettermen Thursday morning, August 29, at 9 o’clock a total of 58 Texas Aggie grid candidates reported to Head Coach Homer Norton and his staff of assistants to begin the grind which they all hope will lead them to their second national cham pionship. However, recalling the strength of the 25-year old tradi tion, “Southwest Conference Cham pions don’t repeat”, none of them would prophesy a 1940 title, much as they intend to go after it. The Aggies of 1940 will present almost the same team they had in 1939 with the exception of All- America Tackle Joe Boyd, All-Con ference End Herb Smith, Quarter back Walemon Price, Ends Joe White and Bill Duncan, and Backs Bill Audish and Frank Wood, all of whom graduated. Several prom ising sophomores will come up from last year’s freshman team and will include such names as Willie Zap- alac, Bellville high scoring ace; Jake Webster, Sweetwater; Wood- row (Butch) Bando, Beaumont, all backs; Elvis (Boots) Simmons, Somerville, end, and Bill Sibley, Abilene, center. There are several other soph prospects but they will be developed mainly for future ser vice since all jobs are lined up about three deep. Pre-season plans outlined by Coach Norton call for all of the starters to be lettermen and only two of them Juniors, Derace Mo ser, back, Stephenville; and Jim Sterling, Panhandle, end, falling into that class. All of the others will be playing out their eligibility as seniors. For the first time in his coach- GREETINGS: Sankey Park Jewelers $ DIAMONDS WATCHES JEWELRY Watch and Jewelry Repairing Bryan, Texas ing career Norton says he will be in position to substitute in team waves although he does not plan to do so, and if the need arose he probably could put out a pretty fair third team on the field. For the starting team, as it looks from this far off the open ing game with Texas A. & I. here Sept. 28, the backfield probably will include Jarrin’ Jawn Kim brough, Haskell, fullbacjc; Jim Thomason, Brownwood, right half; Moser, or Conatser, left half; and Marion Pugh, Fort Worth, quarter back, replacing Price. The line probably will include Bill Buchanan, Weatherford, right end; Chip Routt, Chapel Hill, right tackle; Charlie Henke, Kerrville, right guard; Tommie Vaughn, Brownwood, center; Marshall Rob- nett, Klondike, left guard; Ernie Pannell, Waco, left tackle; and Sterling, left end. Routt will prob ably win Boyd’s position over Mar tin Ruby, Waco; and Euel Wesson, Temple, both Juniors and letter- men, but that promises to be the toughest battle for a job on the team. Sterling, moved over from right end, replaces Smith. The second wave looks like it will include: Webster, fb; Zapalac, rhb; Moser or Conatser, Ihb; Mar- land Jeffrey, Port Arthur, qb. The line will include: Simmons, re; Ruby or Wesson, rt; Leon Rahn, Dayton, rg; Odell Herman, Abi lene, c; Roy Bucek, Schulenburg, Ig; Henry Hauser, Kerrville, rt; and Harold Cowley, Freer, le. Norton plans to alternate Web ster and Zapalac at full and right half preparing them to take over from Kimbrough and Thomason next year and wants them ready for either job. Lettermen in that second wave include: Moser, Con atser (which ever does not get the starting nod), Jeffrey, Ruby, Wesson, Rahn, Herman, Bucek and Hauser. In all there will be 23 lettermen back along with 15 squadmen of at least one year’s experience. Other candidates for positions will include: Right halfback—Jim Abbott, Corpus Christi squadman; Joe Rothe, Hondo, Carl Geer, Mc Kinney; Finis White, Cleburne, all two-year squadmen; Kyle Drake, Laredo, sophomore. Left halfback— Earl (Bama) Smith, Frisco City, Ala., squadman; Bando, spomho- more; Bud Force, Orange, two-year squadman; and Bob Mansfield, San Angelo, squadman. Quarterbacks— Marshall Spivey, . Lufkin, letter- man; and George Williams, Eldo rado, squadman. There are no extra fullbacks behind Webster and Zap alac. Right ends—Jack Kimbrough, Haskell, letterman; Bill Hender son, Houston, squadman; Jamie Wilson, Belton, soph; Bill Blessing, Dallas, squadman; and H. C. Teub- ner, Dallas, junior college transfer from N.T.A.C. Left ends—Bill Daw son, Crockett, two-letterman; Jim mie Knight, LaGrange, sophomore and Jim Williams, Marlin, squad man. Left tackles—Leonard Joeris, Abilene, squadman; Jim Brewer, Bryan, soph; and Bill Gerner, Dal las, junior college transfer from N.T.A.C. There are no other right BATTALION TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1940- Page 7 Intramurals Banquet For Managers Closes 193940 Season a THE BEST VALUE IN CAMPAIGN HATS $5.00 Students: We can renovate your old campaign hats to look like new. We are equipped to fit any head shapes. STANDARD HAT WORKS LOUPOT’S TRADING POST NORTH GATE Hatmakers for Over 40 Years Waco, Texas College Station, Texas By Bob Myers As the season closed last June all intramural managers were feasted and feted at the annual Sbisa Hall at which time the final results for the 1939-40 season were announced. Battery E. Field Artillery was announced as the winner of the Class A flag with a total of 747 points. Second and third places in the Class A divis ion were captured by Company F, En gineers and Bat tery C, Field Ar tillery with 702 and 685 points, respec tively. In the Class B division, Battery F, Field Artillery walked away with with 701.6 points. They were trailed by Battery C, Field Artillery with 681.6 points and by Company G, Infantry with 670 points to their credit. W. L. Penberthy presented a- wards to C. F. Dwyer as manager of the Class A champion and to Jack Nagel as manager of the Class B champion. Awards were also given to J. S. Critz, manager of Battery C, Field Artillery, whose teams did not receive a sin gle forfeit throughout the season in the Class A division. Myers the pennant Presto Johnson And Ray Mallouf Are S.M.U.’s Stars Matty Bell’s more than half a hundred potential 1940 Mustangs donned the pads and cleats in Dal las this week for their first work out in preparation for their role as the question mark of the hotly- debated Southwest Conference grid chase. Kicking, passing, and signal drills mixed with body-banging under a blazing sun was the menu for the opening days. The major portion of the squad reported for duty in good,non-prac tice condition and there was not a single vacation injury to mar the scene. Some of the squadmen lost weight during the summer, a few picked up poundage, but on the whole the squad tipped the scales about normal. Preston “Presto” Johnson, 187- pound Newcastle fullback, and Ray Mallouf, hipper-dipper Syrian from Sayre, Oklahoma, took the first- day drills in fine form. These two boys are the offensive cogs around with Coach Bell hopes to mold a powerful conference and intersect ional threat. Mustang pre-season drills will be held behind closed gates. Coach Bell intends to put a lot of polish ing on the boys before they open their season against U.C.L.A. at Los Angeles the night of Sept. 27. The first home tilt is scheduled against the perennially potent North Texas State Teachers in Dal las, Oct. 5. Coach Bell started the season’s first practice with a warning to the men considered regulars that “no matter where you are placed in practice if you can show me tackles save Routt, Ruby and Wes son. Right guards—Pete Henry, Lake Charles, La., soph; Ray Mulhollan, Belton; and Freeman Thompson, Texarkana, both sophomores; Zo- lus Motley, Abilene, squadman; and Harris Browder, Groesbeck, two- year squadman. Left guards— Felix Bucek, brother of Roy, Schul enburg, soph; John (Bubba) Reev es, San Antonio, letterman; and Les Richardson, Houston, squad man. The center reserves will include: Sibley, Howard Shelton, Hillsboro, two-year squadman; Sam Rankin, Brenham, soph; and Newton Craig, Miami ,out for the first year. Ed Robnett, letterman guard and brother of Marshall, is not expected to enter school this year as he will not have recovered from an ap pendectomy in time to be of much service so will lay out one year and save that eligibility. Dean Puryear, Father of Aggie Football Is Dead This summer a grand old man left the earth and behind him he left many friends who could sit hours swapping yarns. Dean Charles Puryear was the father of football at A. & M. for it was back in 1893 when the first pages of Aggie football experi ences were written. The following year the cadets tangled with Tex as University for the first time. He was the first manager of the Aggies and later became a faculty member in 1889. Throughout his days he has seen many fine teams at College Station, and has seen two teams those of ’17 and ’19 go undefeat ed, untied and .unscored on. Six teams he saw win the conference championship and then with the ’39 team the greatest ever to rep resent the Marron and White, Dean Charles Puryear at that time dean emeritus of the college, took his leave from Kyle Field, football and Aggieland. A photograph of an 800-foot el evator shaft in the RCA building in Rockefeller Center was taken by placing the camera in the pit of the shaft and attaching a photo flood lamp to the top of an elevator in an adjoining shaft. The elevator was run to the top, pausing at each floor for 30 seconds. Down in the pit, the camera shutter remained open for IVz hours while the light climbed. plenty of stuff in our scrimmages, you will go up.” He has 22 out of last season’s 30 numeral winners on hand. Johnnie Clement, San Angelo, ■and “Dandy” Dick Milkr, Long view, also showed fine first-day form in the passing drills, herald ing a possibe Pony aerial show as of the famed Southern Methodist Aerial Circus. The Mustangs will need all the power they can muster if they hope to roll through their 10-game slate, which includes the regular six con ference foes, the U.C.L.A. tilt, and other important inter-sectional clashes with the University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh, Oct. 12 and Auburn at Dallas, Oct. 19. Two-a-day practice will continue until registration for classes in mid-month. No More Towels They Call Him "Barge”, But His Real Name Is James T. Carroll-Retired By Army 18 Years Before Leaving A. & M. He was a grand old man and" will be missed by hundreds of Aggie athletes and former ath letes during the coming years. They call him “Sarge” but his real name is James T. Carroll, and he can say that during his long stay at A. & M. he has never made an enemy of a ball player. “Sarge” came to A. & M. in September, 1922, and took charge of Bizzell and Goodwin Halls. The following year he opened the first student post office, the one which is now known as the faculty ex change. During the years of 1924- 25-26 he was a day and night ser geant on the campus. In 1927 Coach Dana Bible asked Sarge to take charge of the equip ment room, and he has been there ever since. His first year there he was with a conference champion. He saw Bible leave and Matty Bell struggle through some lean years before Matty went to S. M. U. He saw Coach Homer Norton strive in bringing the Aggies from the depths to their present position atop the football world. He came in with a conference champion and he is leaving with a national cham pion. He has seen the student en rollment grow from a handful to over 6000. His long stay at A. & M. came only after he had put in enough years to be retired from the army. He put in enough time for retire ment from the army, and has put in 18 years at A. & M., and is still only 63 years old. He enlisted in the army in April, 1898, at Salem, Mass, and was shipped to the Phillipine Islands in May of ’99. He entered the service for the Spanish American War and stayed in. He -was with the 19th and already many have stuck their that time he was engaged in 56 fights. In July, 1905, he went to Mindeanou and stayed till 1907, re turning then to the States where he served in Washington and Wy oming till 1910. In 1910 he return ed to the Phillipines to stay until 1912 when he came back to the U. S. for a couple of years. During 1914-15 he was in Vera Cruz, Mex ico and then came back to the States to wait until America en tered the World War. In 1917 he was with the 1st Division in France. He stayed there until Sept., 1918. From then until 1921 he was stationed in Ohio and was retired in that year. His rank at that time was master sgt. During the World War he was a 1st lieut enant and temporary captain. In 1900 Sarge was wounded in service. The duty he was on when injured made him eligible for mem bership in the Order of the Purple Heai't, but because of an over sight of the War Department he went through his remaining years in the army without receiving this honor. “Gimme a towel, Sarge”. “Well, I just gave you a towel, what did you do with it?” Good luck, Sarge. MGOl TO THIS ADDRESS FOR A CHECK-UP We’re physicians by appointment to your automobile. Drive up to day for your car’s thor ough examination—and a prescription that will make it drive safely. Alemite Overhead Lubrication High Pressure Washing Sinclair Gas and Oil C. E. (Red) GRAY, Mgr. 2 blocks east of North Gate Phone 4-4684 AGGIE SERVICE STATION AFTER DRILL OR ANY TIME... Cold Drinks Candy Cookies Cigarettes THE AGGIELAND GROCERY & MARKET OPPOSITE EXCHANGE STORE SAVE from 33\% fo 50% ON Used Books and Clothing ALSO LARGE STOCK OF I. E. S. 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