The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 04, 1941, Image 1

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The Battalion
Future Military Checks Good for Bowl Tickets [j
A&M Plays Alabama; Couldn’t Cancel WSC Game
Rose Bowl Officials Offer Bid To
A & M if Pacific Battle Not Played
On New Year’s Day, 1942, the Texas Aggies will meet
the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama in one of the
top bowl games of the day. This will mark the third con
secutive year the Aggies have participated in post-season
bowl games.
According to numerous Texas sports scribes, the Cadets were
knocked out of a Rose Bowl invitation because of the game with
Washington State College on December 6 in Tacoma, Washington.
These writers contend that the Aggies were the first choice of the
Oregon State officials.
Jinx Tucker, sports editor of the'f
Waco News-Tribune, said in his
article of last Monday, “The A.
& M. team of 1939 had been unde
feated and untied. It did not get
a bid to the Rose Bowl. The team
of 1940 would not have gotten a
Rose Bowl bid even if it had won
its last game of the season from
Texas University. The Aggie
authorities knew that, so never
did they dream that a new Aggie
team of 1941 might get one.
Oregon Liked A. & M.
“But, the fact remains that had
A. & M. not had the contest match
ed with the Washington State, it
would have the Rose Bowl invita
tion right now. When A. & M.
lost to the University of Texas
Thursday, it still knew that it had
a fine chance to go to the Rose
Bowl, provided the Oregon State
team was the choice of the West.
“After Oregon State had won
the Pacific Coast Conference title,
it was not necessary to wait 24
hours to invite Duke. It did wait
24 hours to invite Duke, because
Duke was third choice. A. & M.
was first choice, and the delay was
made in the hope that an amica
ble arrangement might be made
whereby the game between Wash
ington State and A. & M. could
be cancelled. The Oregon State
team certainly could not take a
chance on A. & M. losing to Wash
ington State, as it might do, be
cause that would, of course, ruin
A. & M. as a Rose Bowl attrac
tion. It also could not wait until
after the December 6 game to make
a choice as then it would be too
obvious that Oregon State was
waiting on A. & M., and too many
other teams might sign up for
bowl games.
Every Effort Made
“The College Station wires were
kept hot Saturday night, Sunday
morning, and Sunday afternoon. A.
& M. was in no position to cancel
the game, just because it could
get a far bigger game if it did.
Babe Hollingerry, the Washing
ton State coach, a warm personal
friend of Coach Norton, wanted to
do everything possible to help Nor
ton and A. & M. He did not want
(See BOWL GAME, Page 4)
Singing Cadets
Start Annual Tour
At Houston Dec 14
Group Will Appear On
Senior Class Program
Before Leaving School
Beginning their annual tour
through Texas the Singing Cadets
will go to Houston December 14.
The group will leave here Sunday
afternoon and will be entertained
with an informal reception at the
First Methodist Church in Houston
at 7:45 p.m. Before going to Hous
ton the Cadets will sing on the Sen
ior Class Christmas program the
afternoon they leave.
While in Houston the group will
sing for three high schools and at
tend the performance of the Mes
siah in Houston at the city audi
torium Monday night. This pro
gram starts at 8 p.m. and is being
given by the Houston Oratorical
Society and the Houston Symphony
The cadets will sing Christmas
carols on the campus the night of
the 16 and sing for the President’s
the 16t hand sing for the Presi
dent’s Christmas party the night
of the 18th.
ASAE Shows Film On
Implements and Tires
Depicting new developments in
farm implements and tractor tires
the A.S.A.E. will show a short
motion picture at their meeting
tonight in the Agricultural En
gineering lecture room at 7:30.
Crops, Livestock, Meats, and Poultry Judging Teams $1.65 Each
Spend Eventful Week in Chicago at International Show
Stuart Ties for 6th
High Individual Of
Livestock Judgers
The A. & M. livestock judging
team tied with New York for six
teenth place in the national inter
collegiate livestock judging con
test held in Chicago last week.
Illinois placed first in the contest.
The livestock judging is a part of
the International Livestock Show
held in Chicago.
Members of the A. & M. Live
stock judging team include Vic
tor Loeffler, Tommie Stuart, Jake
Hess, Gordon H. Grote, Jack Cleve
land, and W. T. Berry. Loeffler was
seventh in the contest in cattle
judging; Stuart tied for sixth high
individual, and was seventh in
sheep judging.
The A. & M. team finished the
contest in first place in the judging
of percherons; Texas and Iowa tied
for sixth place in cattle judging;
Texas, Connecticutt and Colorado
tied for ninth place in the judging
of sheep. The A. & M. team was
eighteenth in judging sheep and
Five Exes Turn
Air Corps Cadets
During the past induction period
wheich began November 12, at
least five Aggies have reported
for the preliminary training as
flying cadets.
The Aggies who have been in
ducted into the flying cadets are
A. F. Timmons, Jr. of Hearne;
Danny M. Christ, Waco; John F.
Rougagnac, Ji*., Houston; Massey
Jack Huber, Lake Chaides; and
Robert T. Kissinger, San Antonio.
At the air corps replacement
center at Kelly Field the air corps
cadets will go through a five-week
period of preliminary training, af
ter which they will be sent to one
of the primary flying schools.
Glenn Miller Accepts Job As Senior
Favorites Judge for 1942 Year Book
Glenn Miller, nationally known orchestra leader, has consented to
judge the entries for the Vanity Fair section of the 1942 Longhorn,
R. L. Heitkamp, editor, announced yesterday.
The entries will be sent to Miller after the deadline December 20.
He will pick the eight most beautiful entries from the group and
return them to Heitkamp.
Spalding Program in Guion
Part of'National Tour ViaNY'
Albert Spalding, American violinist, presented the third in the
current Town Hall program series last night in Guion Hall. Accom
panied by Andre Benoist at the piano Spalding played three of his own
compositions in a 10 selection program.
Spalding is making a tour of the
United States at this time and it
is as he stated “a tour from coast
to coast via New York.” He is
now giving a series of Sunday aft
ernoon concerts originating in New
York City and must fly back there
from each of his engagements
which are booked all over the
United States.
Spalding played in Muskogee,
Oklahoma, Tuesday night and play
ed in San Antonio last week. The
violinist states that this is his
“busy” season.
The musician was bom in Chica
go where he lived for three weeks.
He left Chicago to live in various
parts of the United States and was
later sent to Europe for his edu
cation most of which he received in
Florence, Italy and Paris, France.
His studies were completed in New
York. He made his debut in Paris
in 1905 at the age of 16. Spald
ing stated “I have fiddled to all
who could endure it ever since.”
Spalding interrupted his concert
tours during the years 1917-1918 to
serve in the armed forces of the
United States in the capacity of
American Violinist
Albert Spalding
pilot in the American air force. At
the close of the war he returned
to the stage and immediately be
gan a tour through Italy. This
tour began in the spring of 1919.
Three glossy finish pictures must
be submitted for consideration for
the section. One is to be an 8 x 10
inch formal pose; the second is a
5x7 inch street or sport pose;
the third should be a 5 x 7 inch
closeup of the entrant. A light
plain background is preferred for
the pictures, Ben Hancock, feature
editor, said.
Today is the last day for pic
tures to be taken for the junior
section of the annual. Sophomore
pictures may be taken until Mon
day, December 8. After that date,
freshmen pictures will be taken.
Deadline for entries in the sen
ior favorite section is December
20. A 5 x 7 inch closeup may be
turned in to Hancock, room 117,
dorm 4, for entry in the section.
Cecil B. DeMille, motion pic
ture executive, selected last year’s
entries for the Vanity Fair sec
tion of the Longhorn.
Captain McCulley
To Leave for Panama
Accompanied by Asst
Captain W. F. McCulley, sen
ior instructor, C.W.S., has been
transferred to the Panama Canal
Zone. His assistant, Lieutenant H.
K. Jackson, will accompany Mc
Culley on the trip. Their orders do
not state the units to which the of
ficers are to be attached, but ap
parently both officers will be at
tached to the same post.
Crops Team Wins
Third; Collard Is
All Time High Man
A. & M.’s Crops Judging team
placed third in the Internationa]
Hay and Grain show and Livestock
Exp&sition at Chicago and F. G.
Collard was high point man of the
F. G. Collard, a member of the
A. & M. team, set a new record
for the exposition with 1,404 points
out of a possible 1,467. This score
was nine points higher than the
previous record. He also set a
record in judging of field crop
seeds for planting purposes.
Out of 11 teams in the contest
A. & M. placed third while Okla
homa won first and Nebraska won
second. However, A. & M. had
the high point man for the sec
ond consecutive year.
The contest is divided into three
divisions. A. & M. placed sixth
in commercial grading of grain
and cotton, first in judging of field
crop seeds for planting purposes,
and third in the identification of
major farm crop seeds, weeds, and
The A. & M. members who did
the work to win this contest were
F. G. Collard, C. E. Butler, Glenn
McGourik, and H. C. Warner. The
team was coached by R. C. Potts.
Potts was high point man at this
same contest seven years ago.
Poultry Judgers
Have High Point
Man; Take Third
The A. & M. poultry judging
team placed third in the national
collegiate poultry judging contest.
For the first in exhibition poul
try judging, the Alliance Milling
Co. presented the team a trophy. In
addition each member of the team
was presented with a medal, from
the American Poultry Association
for their first in exhibition.
Wesley Ballman was the high in
dividual in exhibition as well as
in the entire contest ,winning three
medals for accomplishment and
seventy dollars. Kenneth Whitfell,
winning third in judging market
poultry, received a medal and ten
dollars, Ballman and Whitfell along
with Edward Schuyler made up the
three-man team.
The group returned Tuesday
night after the ten-day trip to
Chicago for the contest. While they
were gone they visited six agricul
tural colleges and outstanding poul
try breeding farms. They were
accompanied by Alex G. Warren,
team coach.
The record made by the team at
the Chicago meet was probably the
most prominent ever made by an
Aggie team in this division. This
was also the first time a member
of the team has been high in the en
tire contest.
Jarrin’ John Goes to Houston
For "Ranger’s” World Premier
“The Lone Star Ranger,” John Kimbrough’s first starring movie,
will have its world premier at the, Kirby Theater in Houston at 8
o’clock Thursday evening, according to an announcement received here
Accompanied by his bride, John arrived in Houston Tuesday and
will be on hand for the gala opening.
Accompanied by his bride, John
arrived in Houston Tuesday and will
be on hand for the gala opening.
Officials of the Twentieth Cen
tury-Fox Corporation, producers of
the film, have invited officials of
the college, the students and all
ex-Aggies to be on hand for the
first showing anywhere of “Jarrin’
Jawn” Kimbrough in a role other
than smashing his way the length
of a gi'idiron.
The former Aggie All-American
fullback will return to Hollywood
after the opening to begin work
on his next picture, the title of
which has not been announced.
An effort will be made to have
him here for the initial local show
ing Sunday but unless the shoot
ing schedule can be changed from
Saturday, Dec. 6, he will be un
able to be on hand. At noon Wed
nesday Dick Owen, field manager
for the producers, said he would
call Hollywood and try to arrange
for a change in the schedule but
felt that it would be impossible
since the rest of the cast had been
ordered to report on that date.
T U Students Fail
To Show Up for Big
Mental Contest Nov 27
Texas university might have won
physically last Thursday but they
refused to try themselves mentally,
Doctor E. P. Humbert, head of the
department of genetics and sponsor
of the A. & M. chess club, received
a special delivery letter the night
before the scheduled chess tourn
ament explaining that due to fac
tors beyond the control of the Tex
as chess team, the players would
not show up. The match has been
postponed indefinitely.
El Paso Mothers
Give to Library Fund
Ten dollars was contributed to
the A. & M. library fund by the
El Paso County A. & M. Mother’s
club last week. This fund has
been contributed by A. & M. Moth
ers for four years. It is spent
by the library for books and class
ical records requested by the stu
dents themselves.
Meat Judges Finish
First in Pork, 3rd
In Entire Contest
The A. & M. meats judging team
placed third in the national inter
collegiate meats judging contest
held in Chicago last Monday. The
meats judging contest was a fea
ture of the International Livestock
Show in Chicago. Oklahoma placed
first in the contest.
Contestants on the A. & M. team
included J. B. Pumphery, J. D. Jor
dan, Worth Parker, W. G. Hamp
ton and J. H. Hardin. Jordan fin
ished fifth in the contest and fifth
in lamb judging; Pumphery came
out tenth in the contest, second in
pork judging, and sixth in lamb
A. & M. finished the contest first
in pork judging and third in lamb
Fourteen teams competed in the
All America Aggies
To be Named on Kate
Smith Program Friday
The Aggies will be represented
on Kate Smith’s All-America
broadcast, Friday of this week. The
names of 33 outstanding gridiron
greats will be announced on this
all collegiate squad which was
selected by more than 500 college
The following telegram was re
ceived by Tom Gillis:
“On Friday night, December 5th,
during our Kate Smith hour, Jim
Crowley, chairman of our master
board of football coaches, will an
nounce the names of the 33 players
awarded positions on our All-Col
legiate squad sponsored by Kate
Smith... These boys have been chos
en by the coaches of America—for
more than 500 college coaches were
polled for their choices of the out
standing players of the season.
Your school is represented. Listen
in if you can for you will hear
the announcement of the awards
to be given these boys. Each of
the 33 will receive specially de
signed, solid gold, 21 jewel Benrus
strap watches. It will be All-Amer
ica night on the Kate Smith hour.”
Aggie, Date
Ducats Sell
Regular Seats Go
On Sale Friday For
$2.50, $4.40, $6.60
All students who are taking
the advanced course in mili
tary science and have con
tracts will be allowed to pur
chase tickets for the Cotton
Bowl game by signing an
I.O.U. drawn against their
military science checks and
payable when the checks ar
rive, Cadet Colonel Tom Gil
lis announced yesterday.
Since it is not possible to draw
advances on these United States
government checks, arrangements
have been made to wait until the
checks arrive for payment on the
tickets. When the checks arrive
in January, they will be distributed
from the offices of the senior ins
tructors. A representative of the
Fiscal department will be station
ed in Ross hall with enough money
to cash the checks.
This same representative will
be authorized to receive payment
for all tickets which were bought
on credit.
Tickets will cost $1.65 for all
students, and coupon books must
be presented at the time of pur
chase. A limited number of date
tickets will also be sold at this
price, only one going to each stu
Friday morning will be the first
time tickets may be purchased.
Other admission tickets will sell
for $2.50, $4.40, and $6.60.
Muny Engineers
Conclude Two Day
Meeting Here Today
The second annual conference of
municipal engineers conducted by
the department of municipal and
sanitary engineering at A. & M.
with the cooperation of the League
of Texas Municipalities will con
clude a two day meeting today.
Noted municipal engineers are
leading the discussions here with
highlights such as “The Outlook
for W.P.A. work for the Next
Year,” by E. A. Baugh, state di
rector of operations for W.P.A.,
San Antonio; “Financing and Con
trol of Utility Lines In New Sub
divisions,” by Karl F. Hoefle, dis
tribution engineer, City of Dallas
Water Department; “Planning Now’
For Post-War Conditions,” by J.
C. Douglas, state director, Public
Works Reserve, San Antonio.
It Ain’t War,
War Equipment Filled Trenches
A re Merely for Display Purpose
By Ken Bresnen
War hasn’t been declared! No,
it isn’t an invasion. The equipment
that you will see in the trenches
southwest of the infantry drill field
on December 11 and 12 is being
brought here for display purposes
Difficulty in placing weapons in
the correct strategic positions was
experienced by many young officers
during the recent maneuvers in
Louisiana and Arkansas. Most
of the reserve officers had seen
the big guns on the parade ground
but had never had occasion to use
them under simulated battle con
To set a machine gun out on a
bald prairie clearly in the sight
of the enemy seems illogical enough
but yet that very thing happened
several times simply because no
one knew any better.
Next week Colonel Keyes, di
rector of R.O.T.C. work in the
Eighth Corps Area, will send a
detachment from the Second In
fantry Division at Fort Sam Hous
ton in San Antonio to College Sta
tion. This detachment will be
equipped with all the weapons used
by combat and reconnaissance ele
ments of the infantry and cavalry.
These weapons will be placed
as nearly as possible in the loca
tions where they will actually be
used in combat. Anti tank guns
will be placed at vantage points
where they could prevent the ap
proach of enemy tanks without be
ing put out of action. The proper
location of high angle fire wea
pons like the 81 and 60 mm. mor
tars is in a defiladed position where
they will be safe from grazing fire
of enemy guns.
On display will be a five ton
scout car equipped with one 50
caliber machine gun, two 30 cal
iber water cooled machine guns,
and one 45 caliber Thompson sub
machine gun.
This conveyance is manned by
a crew of six. Capable of a maxi
mum speed of 55 miles per hour,
the car can travel 250 miles on one
fill of gasoline. It can ford streams
30 inches deep.
All of the equipment which will
be on exhibition is used by the cav
alry. The infantry has no’ scout
car or sub machine guns, but cav
alry reconnaissance units equipped
with both are now attached to each
triangular division.
Each piece of equipment will be
demonstrated and explained by
army personnel. The 37 mm. anti
tank gun has an effective horizon
tal range of 3500 yards, and can
be fired 120 times per minute.
However, maximum efficiency is
obtained at about 1800 yards fir
ing 15 rounds per minute. The ef
fective radius of burst of the 37
mm. shell is about ten yards.
Garand semi-automatic rifles are
rapidly replacing the old style
Springfield rifles in the service.
This new rifle has fewer parts
than the old one and fires a clip
of eight shells instead of five. It is
said that the secret of the Garand
is not in its construction but in
the metal used. No other similar
arm will hold up under rapid fire
because the secret for processing
the steel lies in the hands of the
United States arsenals.
Other weapons on display will
be the caliber 45 semi-automatic
pistol, the Browning caliber 30
automatic rifle, and the “Jeep”
a new light reconnaissance car.
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