The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 05, 1941, Image 5

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500 Aggies From Ole Army To Another;
Record Book In Sports Closed for 1940-41
From the dome of the “old main” tomorrow night will come the
final strains of Taps. Saturday to the marching strains of Auld Lang
Syne, six thousand Aggies will make their way to every section of
the country. Of these 500 will join Uncle Sam in the building of an
Army second to none.
It is a different setting today than that of nine months ago.
The world of today is faced at every moment with the choosing of a
“right” road.
In September we were faced with one main problem here at Ag-
gieland. That was whether or not the Aggies could repeat.
“Champions Can Repeat; But
S. M. U- Looms As The Taem We
Have To Beat.” Such read a head
line in the first issue of The Batt
this year.
College Night came and Buster
Keeton and Foots Bland aided by
Skeen Staley and Bill Beck climbed
into the driver’s seat and started
the machine to running.
Texas A. & I. was the first on
the list. Tulsa and U. C. L. A. fol
lowed in the same manner and left
a clean road for the march.
With a great showing in Cal
ifornia, John Kimbrough was nam
ed a repeater and with each game
confirmed that statement a bit
Down went the T. C. U. Horned-
frogs for the fifteenth time. The
stubborn Baylor line gave way with
the heavy pounding and the air at
tack. Then the “passingest team of
the nation,” Arkansas, went down
under passes with the other ineli-
“A. & M. Drops S. M. U.; Points
Toward Rice”—another headline
and true statement. On a rain soak
ed field and beneath heavy skies
the Mustangs stomped in vain as
Jim Thomason, Bill Conatser, and
Jim Sterling out-wallered the herd.
The Rice feathered flock saw a
home town boy, Bill Henderson,
rise up and take a place in the
headlines reading Aggies 25, Rice
Then came the day—many gave
thanks—the Aggies gave tears, but
still were thankful that they were
A highly spirited Texas team led
by Pete Layden upset the cham
pions 7 to 0. Still Buchanan, Conat
ser, Dawson, Hauser, Henke, Her
man, Jeffrey, the Kimbroughs, Pan-
nell, Pugh, Rahn, Reeves, Robnett,
Routt, Thomason, Vaughn, et al
were the greatest Aggies ever to
wear the maroon and white.
In the Cotton Bowl on New
Year’s Day they told the nation
that one loss meant nothing and
set back the Fordham Rams after
a hard 60 minute fight, 13 to 12.
Marshall Robnett and John Kim
brough were named All-Americans.
The Champions repeated even
though S. M. U. shared half the
coveted glory.
In other sports . . . Harold Hen
sley and Bob Taylor led the tank
ers within seven points of a
title . . . behind the pitching of
Lefty Bumpers and Charlie Stev
enson and the hitting of John Scog-
gin, Marland Jeffrey and Jack
Lindsey the Aggies came within
one game of another title . . . once
Thank You
for your patronage
this past year.
See you next fall.
Geo. McCulloch, ’38
4 s '
Assembly Hall
’41-’42 Prospects Bright and Dark in Spots
Norton Has Team
That May Surprise
Many Football Fans
Baseball and Golf Teams
Riddled by Graduation
By Mike Haikin
A co-championship, two runner-
up spots, two third place rankings,
and a fifth place post, are some of
the results of A. & M. athletics for
the year 1940-41. Some call it a
good year, others say it was a dis
mal one, but all agree that it was
filled with every kind of thrill
imaginable. Now the question is,
“What about next year?” How do
the teams stack up for next year’s
campaign? Doing a little crystal
gazing on our part, here’s what we
can see.
A “Darkhorse” Team
The gridiron jauggemaut that
crushed twenty out of twenty-one
foes and ruled the Southwest Con
ference for two years is no more,
but in its stead lies a sort of a
sleeping giant, who either may
awaken at any given moment and
run wild again on the Southwest
plains, or one who may just sleep
throughout the whole campaign.
That’s exactly how things stack up
for Coach Homer Norton. Only
two valuable cogs remain from the
well-oiled machine of the ’39-’40
era—Derace Moser, triple-threat
ace, and James Sterling, pass-
snatching end. These two men
form the nucleus from which the
crafty-working brain of Homer
Norton will attempt to mold an
other cracker-jack. At this time,
Norton has plenty of material at
the ends posts, with some six or
seven veterans, including Bill Hen
derson and Sterling, fighting it out.
His weakness is in the middle of
the line which was vacated by Mar
shall Robnett, Charlie Henke, and
Tommy Vaughn. These are some
of the problems confronting Nor
ton, and should he solve them, then
another sad tale would be in store
for the Aggies’ opponents.
Basketball Prospects
Leaving football, we roam on in
to the basketball field. A new
coach, five lettermen, two promis
ing squadmen, and a host of fresh
men candidates will form the cage
squad next year. Former basket
ball Coach Hub McQuillan has left
Aggieland to go to better grazing
(Continued on page 6)
All-America Blanket and Sweater
^ In Hi* icr**n’t hott*it hHI
THURSDAY — 3:30 and 6:45
Orchestra— and Popeye in
again it was Pete Layden who
stuck a hand in the road . . . Bill
Dawson, J. T. Lang, Bill Hender
son, Sammy Dwyer and Harold
Duncan led the cage squad through
a dismal season . . . Lang was nam
ed the most valuable eager for the
year ’41 . . . the two Henrys, Haus
er and Richards, led the cadet links-
men through great exhibition
matches and to a third place in the
final standing . . . Major Stevens’
polo team spirited by Sid McDon
ald, Bill Braid and Carl Maloney
carried Aggie horsemanship to
man parts of the southwest . . .
Roy Bucek stood out as the out
standing trackman for the year.
In general . . . Johnny Roberts
thrilled the local fans in the first
charity game on Kyle Field . . .
Hub McQuillan changed his address
to T. C. U. “Iron Man” Cokinos
beat out Manning Smith for the
single handball title . . . Battery
“E” Field Artillery claimed both
intramural flags even though Cap
tain Gus ’Worthington and Tommy
Sherman were beat out in the semi
finals of the golf tourney . . .
Howard Shelton was elected pres
ident of the T Club . . . Bill Hen
derson became the first four sport
letterman in Aggie history.
That’s the way the books read.
It’s been a great year!
What lies ahead in the world of
sports can only be told this time
next year. In the outside world, it
can never be told.
Your sports editors and assist
ants have been greatly aided by
three juniors, Mike Haikin, Jack
Hollimon and Dub Oxford who
should turn in great jobs next year.
So with this so called “cry sheet”
yours truly signs, “30”.
MARSHALlXROBNETT—Part of the satisfaction of
being picked on the All-America Board of Football All-
America team is that of receiving the Pendleton All-f
America Blanket and the Catalina All-America sweater,
such as Marshall Robnett, Texas Aggie guard of 1940
football fame, is shown sporting here. Jarrin John Kim
brough, Aggie fullback, got his second set by being pick
ed twice successively, 1939-1940, for this, the highest
honor of the American gridiron.
(Texas Capital News Service Feature)
Bob Myers
By Bob Myers
For the last time your column
ist goes to bat. As has been the
custom in past years, so is it this
one and the Seniors put forth for
the last issue of the year.
The climax of this season’s in
tramural athletics
came in the form
of a dual wirf by
E Field Artillery.
Both the upper
classmen and the
freshmen gather
ed in enough
points to carry off
the coveted flags.
The last time that
the same outfit
won both divisions occured in the
1937-38 session when A Field Ar
tillery freshmen and upperclass
men came through in the top
Intramurals closed this year in
mad rush to beat the finals
last week quizes. Because of
continued rain earlier in the base
ball season, it was necessary to
reschedule some 200 games and
it was only with the full cooper
ation of the teams in playing
Saturday games that the program
came through.
Mr. “Penny” extends his hear
tiest thanks, as does your writer,
to the unit managers, departmen
tal managers, team members, ref
erees, faculty members, and every
one else who made possible the
fine showing of the department
this year.
The watches, pen and pencil
sets, and sweaters that were
awarded the unit managers will
long be remembered by the reci
pients and cherished in their mem
ories as tangible tokens of appre
ciation of the Intramural Depart-
May you have many more happy days.
We wish every Aggie a
Happy Vacation
■ment for their services to their
outfits in the field of sports.
In signing off for the last time
thinks is given for the reception
of the “Doghouse” in the same
tenure in which it was written—
for the furtherance of intramural
athletics through the reduction of
So for this scribe it is the last
lap and 30
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first two weeks will be spent at
the Purina Mills studying the va
rious phases and departments of
that organization. Some of the time
will be spent at the Purina Ex
perimental Farm at Gary’s Sum
mit, Missouri.
The last two weeks will consist
of a course in Leadership Training
at the Lake Michigan camp of the
American Youth Foundation. The
expenses of the trip will be cov
ered by the fellowship award.
The famed glass flower exhibit
at Harvard university which at
tracts 200,000 visitors annually, has
ben modernized with flourescent
lighting to bring out more exactly
the fidelity to natural colors.
Luke Harrison to Head Summer Session
Sport Program Designed for Boys, Girls
With the final review only a
stone’s throw away, students, who
are thinking of attending summer
school this first semester, are al
ready wondering what they will
have to do in the way of sports.
The Physical Education Depart
ment, however, has remedied these
worries somewhat, by sponsoring
a variety of sports here this sum
mer. It will be adapted to girls
as well as boys, with every kind of
sport imaginable offered here. Soft-
ball, swimming, tennis, pingpong,
and handball are only a few ex
amples of what is to come.
Luke Harrison, who was in
charge of the program last sum
mer, will again head the enter
prise. Luke graduated here in 1940
and will be working for a Master’s
Degree this next session. During
the school year, he was assistant
football coach and head basketball
mentor at Bellville High.
As of years gone by, Harrison
will attempt to have all sports or
ganized. Starting off with softball,
an attempt will be made to have a
team from each dormitory. The
winner of the league here will
then be matched with the Bryan
champion. These games have al
ways proved to be of distinct in
terest to all, and this year will be
no exception.
At the end of the first session,
the most popular boy and girl ath
lete will be chosen. This honor us
ually goes to a pair who are enter
ed in just about every sport, and
that have shown unusualy ability
in these events.
We wish to express our appreciation
for your patronage during the long
term. We take pride in the lasting
friendships made during each college
If you’re here for the summer, we’ll
see you often. If you are leaving, let
the friendly store at the East Gate be
your first stop when you return.
Luke’s Grocery
Phone 4-1141
We Deliver
We want to take this opportunity
to express our appreciation for your
generous patronage during this college
year and to extend to each of you our
sincere wishes for a most pleasant vaca
tion this summer.
We cordially invite you to visit us
at any time and hope to have the oppor
tunity to serve you again....
So long Gang and . . .
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