The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 18, 1941, Image 3

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Five Teams Take Lead in Opening of Twilight League
Summer Sports
With Mike Haikin
Twilight League Gets Off to Good Start
As Ten Teams Vie for Top Spot in Campaign
Luke Harrison’s sports parade
finally got under way with a bang
Monday evening as some 10 soft-
ball teams competed against each
other in the annual Twilight
League. Entries that flocked Har
rison’s office before the deadline
Saturday indicates another rousing
and thrilling campaign, with com
petition due to be keen all over the
campus. Such teams as the Cam-
Bluebird Records
Joan Merrill
Clap Your Hands On The
After Beat
Bob Chester
I’ll Be With You In
Apple Blossom Time
Wayne King
I Understand
Four King Sisters
Maria Elena
Tony Pastor
Things I Love
Jan Savitt
Spotlight on Style!
Accent on Comfort!
Ideal for the beach, sports
or just lounging around the
It offers that outstanding
combination — smart tailor
ing and complete comfort.
The inner-and-outer shirt,
famous for free-action fit,
has short sleeves and a con-
vertable collar.
Slacks are fully draped —
have pleats, self belt and
Talon front.
pus Cleaners, Aggie Cleaners, and
the Campus Theater ten have been
practicing since last Wednesday,
and if the old adage “Practice
makes perfect,” means anything,
these three squads should be
among the top teams in the league
at season’s end.
Ernie Pannell, sturdy member of
Coach Homer Norton’s gridiron
machine for the past two years,
has signed a contract to play pro
football with the Green Bay Pack
ers. Ernie was the first choice
of the Packers among hundreds
of other ace linemen, and it is
a credit to the former all-Southwest
Conference tackle. While at
school here, Pannell, along with
Marshall Robnett and Charlie
Henke, formed one of the greatest
lines in the history of A. & M. He
was a two-time all-conference man
here, and during this past year re-
jceived numerous all-American
mention. He will leave for Green
Bay, Wisconsin, to start the Pack
er spring training session some
time in August.
Joe Louis takes on Billy Conn
at the Polo Grounds tonight in a
battle that should turn out to be a
lulu. Ex-heavyweight Champion
James J. Braddock, Jack Cuddy,
United Press writer, and Sid Feder,
Associated Press fight expert, all
pick Conn to dethrone Louis from
the perch he has had since 1937.
All these men mentioned above are
certainly fight experts, and should
know what they are doing, but
how they can pick Conn to win the
title is inconceivable. I certainly
don’t claim to be a fight expert
or even close to one, but I just
can’t see eye to eye with these
experts. I’ve listened to every
major fight in the last four or
five years, with Louis being in the
primary role in nearly every one
of them, and it just doesn’t make
sense to pick the “Pittsburgh
Flash.” In the first place, Joe has
a twenty pound advantage over
his foe, and also has a SVz inch
reach. True, Billy has the speed,
but so did Bob Pastor, and “Bi
cycle Bob” didn’t kiss the ole
canvas for love. If Conn does
miraculously survive Louis’ bom
bardments and goes on to win, he
will be the smallest heavyweight
champion in the history of boxing,
and that’s excluding no one. Al
though I’m not in the habit of
hanging myself on the well-known
limb, I’ll come out and say that
Billy will be flattened before the
eighth round!
Going to summer school isn’t as
bad as some people think. One
thing about it is that you get to
bump into interesting people in all
walks of life. While cavorting
around Legett hall, I chanced by
the room of Ray Rowan and John
ny Kane, who do their regular
studying at Notre Dame. As usual
in every case, a bull session en
sued, and before long I learned
everything about the Notre Dame
football team. An interesting
Ten Teams Enter
League to Compete
In Round-Robin
Luke Harrison Schedules
Three Games Per Week; Net
Play Due to Commence Soon
The annual Twilight softball
league became a reality Monday
evening with. ten teams competing
against each other on the drill
field opposite Law and Puryear
Halls. Luke Harrison, head of the
enterprise, has notified all man
agers that all games should start
on the minute at 6 p. m.
Milner Hall, Aggie Cleaners,
Legett Hall, Campus Cleaners,
Rivet Busters, Aggieland Phar
macy, North Gate P. H., Campus
Theater, Seaboard Life, and Lip
scomb Pharmacy have teams enter
ed in the league.
Schedules have all been arranged
by Harrison, with the sites due
to be decided in the near future.
Games will be played each Mon
day, Wednesday, and Friday eve
nings. Harrison plans on having a
round-robin between all these
teams, and, if necessary, will have
each team play the other twice.
Harrison is also working out the
tennis and pingpong matchings at
this time and hopes to have them
completed in the next few days.
Both of these sports have quite
a number of entrants, with com
petition due to be close as well as
interesting. Swimming entries
have not been opened as yet, but
will be within a week or so.
story told by Kane concerned Bill
DeCorevant, sensational star of
Northwestern University, It was
the day of the game with Notre
Dame. Milt Piepul, ace back of
Coach Elmer Layden’s eleven, was
given the job of taking care of De
Corevant, and he not only did an
excellent job of blocking him out of
every play, but he collaborated on
nearly every tackle on “Sweet”
William. This irritated Bill to no
end, and he preached revenge for
all he was worth after the game
was over. This he had when the
Northwestern baseball team clash
ed with the Irish. The Notre Dame
pitcher had a no-hit game in the
bag with two down in the ninth
frame. But up stepped DeCore
vant, and sooner than you can say
“Jack Robinson,” blasted a scratch
single for the only hit of the game.
Interesting facts and figures on
sports from here and there . . .
Dough Rollins, cagey track coach
of the Aggie thinly clads left for
Palo Alto where he will attend the
National Intercollegiate Track
Rule association held at Stanford
university . . . Homer Norton is on
a two-week vacation in Florida. . .
Bill (Heinie) Weir, ex-Aggie of
’23, and present basketball and
football coach of Schreiner Insti
tute, is attending the summer ses
sion here in order to get his Mas
ter’s Degree . . . Slats Holder
who will vie for the center posi
tion with Dub Sibley in the fall, is
working out in football and soft-
ball at the same time . . he plays
first base for Jimmy Parker’s Ag
gie Cleaners ten . . . Virgil (Brah
ma) Jones has relinquished his
(Continued from Page 4)
Electric Fans $1.39 up
Ag-gie Polo Shirts 65^ up
Summer Trousers , $1.15 or $2.00 suit
Swimming Caps 10^
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How They Stand
Team Played Won
Campus Cleaners 1 1
Campus Theater 1 1
Aggie Cleaners 1 1
Lipscomb Pharmacy 1 1
Aggieland Pharmacy 1 1
Seaboard Life 1 0
Milner Hall Highballs 1 0
Legett Hall 1 0
Rivet Busters 1 0
North Gate P. H 1 0
Monday’s Results
Campus Cleaners 19, Rivet Busters 0
Campus Theater 11, Seaboard Life 3
Aggie Cleaners 6, Milner Highballs 3
Lipscomb Pharmacy over Legett Hall (Forfeit)
Aggieland Pharmacy 10, North Gate P. H. 2
Today’s Schedule
Milner Highballs vs. Lipscomb Pharmacy
Aggie Cleaners vs. Seaboard Life
Campus Cleaners vs. Legett Hall
Campus Theater vs. North Gate P. H.
Aggieland Pharmacy vs. Rivet Busters
Friday’s Schedule
Milner Highballs vs. Seaboard Life
Aggie Cleaners vs. North Gate P. H.
Campus Theater vs. Rivet Busters
Aggieland Pharmacy vs. Legett Hall
Campus Cleaners vs. Lipscomb Pharmacy
Dean E. J. Kyle
Honorary Degree of
Doctor of Science
Awarded Dean Kyle
University of Arkansas
Bestows Honor Upon Head
Of School of Agriculture
E. J. Kyle, dean of the School of
Agriculture and chairman of the
Athletic Council, received an hon
orary degree of Doctor of Science
last week from the University of
Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas,
in recognition of his outstanding
accomplishments and achievements
in the field of agriculture.
Dean Kyle long has been a prom
inent figure in agriculture and
sports at A. & M. He has published
numerous books and bulletins on
the subject, giving many helpful
hints to the agriculturist. He has
also made a speciality to agricul
tural education, being the first
person to urge introduction of
agriculture in public schools.
Concerning sports, Dean Kyle
has been chairman of the Athletic
council for many years. He re
tired during the 1934-35 session,
but resumed his duties in 1937.
In those years he has figured
prominently in schedule arrange
ments, supplying the Aggie foot
ball teams with renowned squads
all over the country.
The University of New Mexico
states a yearly festival of arts
and crafts.
More than 3,500 intercollegiate
football games are played at col
leges and universities in the United
States each year.
University of Montana has one
classroom that covers approximate
ly 1,600 acres—the forestry school’s
laboratory in Patte Canyon.
Notre Dame university football
teams won 105 games, lost 12 and
tied 5 while Knute Rockne was
their coach.
Three Members of
Tennis Team Enter
Galveston Tourney
Several members of the Aggie
Tennis team, nowattending summer
school here, plan to enter the Gulf
Coast Tennis tournament which is
to be held at Galveston July 4th
and 5th.
Dick Gillette, Xavier Fernandez,
and A1 Krezdorn all plan to enter
the Independence Day tourney
which is one of the most colorful
of the major Texas tennis tourna
This team, which last year un
der Coach Manning Smith, gave
rise to hopes of being one of the
best in Aggie net history, will be
the first cadet tennis team to com
pete as a unit in a summer tourna
Gillette and Krezdorn will enter
the singles match and also form a
doubles combination. Fernandez
will only participate in the former
By entering this and all other
tournaments possible this summer,
the group hopes to gain enough
experience to make them one of
the top Southwest Conference net
teams when next year’s campaign
gets under way.
Wildlife Farm To
Be Established On
Experiment Land
The Board of Directors has for
mally approved the moving of the
Fish and Game Department from
the Poultry Farm to the Experi
ment Station land northwest of the
Poultry Department, Dr. W. P.
Taylor, head of the Fish and Game
department, announced Monday.
The site comprises ten acres and
will help care for the growing ex
perimental work of the Fish and
Game department. Provision has
been made by the Board for some
improvements to be located, on the
new site, including storage shed,
laboratory and quarters for stu
dents, a six car garage, fencing,
gravelling and grading.
During the year work has been
under way on the food habits of
beavers, on the hybridization of
bobwhite and Mexican quail, and
on grey fox food and life habits.
The farm will facilitate the ex
panding activities of the Fish and
Game department and the division
of wild life research of the Ex
periment Station, Taylor said.
The human eye responds to
flashes of light lasting only from
1-100,000th to 1-10,000th of a sec
ond, according to experiments at
the University of Virginia.
Rudy Rutherford Twirls
Two Hit Shutout in Tilt
Sound Hitting- and Brilliant Pitching Prove to
Be Stimulant For the Various Winning Teams
Amid threatening skies and-i-over the Milner Hall Highballs.
clouds, Luke Harrison’s twilight
softball league got off to a grand
start Monday evening with all but
one team showing up for sterling
play and action. Five teams—Cam
pus Theater, Campus Cleaners, Ag
gie Cleaners, Aggieland Pharmacy,
and Lipscomb Pharmacy—emerg
ed winners of the first-day event.
Lusty walloping and brilliant
pitching prowess were the weapons
used by the winning teams, and it
proved their worth. Rudy Ruther
ford of the Campus Cleaners, J.
D. Lloyd of the Campus Theater,
and Pitcher Gossett of the Ag
gie Cleaners, all combined to bring
some well-pitched games to this
If there are any potential
“blind toms” in this school
who would enjoy to do some
umpiring, see Luke Harrison
either at his office in the
Physical Education Depart
ment or at the Y.M.C.A.
The Campus Cleaners ten open
ed their bid for the coveted soft-
ball crown with a 19 to 0 victory
at the expense of the Rivet Bus
ters, a team composed of engineers
and National Defense course work
ers. Rutherford, pitcher and man
ager of the team, allowed but two
blows to the Riveters, while his
mates came up with a galaxy of
hits. An 11 run rally in the open
ing frame was enough to ice the
A 9-run outburst in the third
inning gave the Campus Theater
the needed margin for victory as
they shellacked the Seaboard Life
ten, 11 to 3. Pitchers Lloyd and
Gibson collaborated on a 6-hit per
formance, while Second-Sacker Edi
son led the Theater attack with
three blows.
Two triples, a single, and two
walks in the third inning brought
four tallies across the plate for
Jimmy Parker’s Aggie Cleaners
and gave them a 6 to 3 victory
When In Doubt
—about your eyes or
your glasses, consult
Dr. J. W. Payne
109 South Main
Bryan, Texas
Gossett, the Cleaners’ hurler, kept
the Highballs scoreless for four
innings, but they finally broke
the ice in the fifth with a tally.
Striking hard and fast in the
last inning with 3 and 5 runs re
spectively, the Aggieland Phar
macy pounded out a 10 to 2 vic
tory over a hustling North Gate
P. H. ten. Moore, North Gate
pitcher, twirled credible ball for
three innings, but blew up sky high
in the last two frames.
In the other remaining tilt, Leg
ett Hall failed to show up, and thus
the game was awarded to Lip
scomb Pharmacy on a forfeit.
The teams resume their play
this afternoon, with all the soft-
ballers seeing service. Should any
of the players be interested in the
standing of their teams, they may
drop around to the Y.M.C.A. where
everything concerning these games
are posted on the bulletin board.
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