The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 13, 1942, Image 3

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By Olike Haikin Battalion Sports Editor Ags Have Little Hope of Upsetting Rice Tonight; Lee Huffman Shows Much Promise Coach Marty Karow’s Aggie cage team will be seeking their first victory in the past nine games when they meet the vaunted and powerful Rice Owls in Houston tonight, and it is probable that they will be still seeking that win. The Owls, who tuxmed back Tex as, 62-38 in their opener, should take the Cadets into stride with out too much trouble, and continue as pace-setters of the Southwest Conference race. Last Saturday’s battle with Tex as gave the Aggies some ray of hope for the future even if they did lose the game. In that game they uncovered a great guard in Leland Huffman who may well prove his worth before the sea son is out. With their captain, Bill Henderson, still on the injured list with a wrenched back, the Aggies have been taking a bitter dose from every team that they have played. However, when Henderson gets back in shape, the Aggies will be double-tough, and here’s the reason. Of years gone by, the Cadets have solely placed their hopes on one man, which in the past two years has been Henderson, and that was a bit of a heavy load to carry. However, this year, there is Leland Huffman who has shown in the conference and preseason games that he will be an asset to the Aggie basketball hopes. Throw in Ray Jarrett, Mike Cokinos, and R. B. Bayer in for good measure and the Aggies may have some thing. One thing sure: the Ag gies have a better team than they had last year. Hardened and Experienced Football Players Makeup Lineup of Maroon and White Squads The annual Charity game, which comes off this Saturday, is not just a game where the players are just plain sandlotters and are ones who have had no 1 experience what soever in football. No, indeed, not. These players, who are now under the tutelege of Bill Buch anan and Bill Conatser, respec tively, all have had some exper ience or other in high school, jun ior college, and freshman football. Due to one circumstance or an other, these players were unable to play varsity ball, but there are boys today out for this behefit game, who could make some of the varsity boys look mighty pale. So when you come to College Station to view this game between the Maroons and Whites, you’ll not see a bunch of kids running over each other, but you’ll see a real football fracas between two well coached teams playing under the national football rules! Sports Squibs From Here and There; Dough Rollins Toastmaster at Grid Feed January 22 Dough Rollins, track coach and football end coach, will be master of ceremonies at the annual grid iron banquet, which will take place January 22 ... . highlight of the feed will be the announcement of lettermen and presentation of the Houston Post trophy to Derace Moser and Martin Ruby . . . they were elected by a committee of sport writers as the best back and lineman, respectively, in the South west conference . . . the Bert Pfaff trophy will be presented to the best blocker on the team . . . Next Friday night, Arkansas will battle the Rice Owls in what may decide the Southwest Conference championship . . . there seems lit tle hope for a Razorback win . . . S. M. U. showed unexpected strength in holding Arkansas to a two point win in their two-game series last week . . . Before the Louis-Baer fight last Friday which ended in a one-round victory for the “Brown Bomber” many scribes insisted in their writeups that Louis was losing his punch ... it seems that the lineotype man left one of the “o’s” out because Louis was “loosing” his punch instead of los ing it . . . Don’t forget the Red Cross Benefit game Saturday . . . Let’s all turn out and help the Red Cross. ir=innp ir=nnrnr ir=innr Distinctive Uniforms ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT REASONABLE PRICES AT MR’S DELUXE 100% WOOL UNIFORM FABRICS Combined With Fine Workmanship Make Our Uniforms Outstanding Ask An Aggie Who Owns One — BE AT THE PRICE RISE — ORDER NOW ZUBIK & SONS Uniform Specialists ]□□!=][ nnm—tr JC]EH=3C •V AGGIES . . . HMliUi i . • r I I ' IW1 rrijtl’f/RliW'TT!HTW^Sl THE WISEST THING IS TO KEEP YOUR BOOKS; BUT THE NEXT WISEST THING TO DO IS TO DEAL WITH LOUPOT, BECAUSE HE BUYS FOR CASH SELLS FOR LESS AND GIVES THE BEST TRADE Loupot s Trading Post Aggie Gagers Battle Rice Tonight at 7:30 Battalion Sports JANUARY 13, 1942 Page 3 TEXAS AGGIE FISH BASKETBALL ROSTER FRESHMAN COACH, MANNING SMITH No. Player Home Town Pos. Ht. Wt. 27 Adams, Homer B. Dallas F 6.1 160 28 Hope, Harry E. Houston F 6.2 185 29 Hovel, Robert E. San Antonio F 6.2 168 30 Woods, James E. Mt. Enterprise F 5.11 155 31 Brundrett, E. H. Texas City F 6.2 155 32 Clack, Wiley U. Abilene C 6.2 160 33 Nash, Charles D. Austin G 6.0 179 34 Barton, Robert F. Pasadena G 5.9 137 35 Forrest, Robert P. Onley, 111. F 6.0 165 37 Whitacre, John A. Stephenville G 6.0 160 38 Moore, Gordon A. Wichita Falls G 5.9 140 38 Foldberg, Henry C. Dallas G 6.2 187 40 Scott, Thomas A. Longview F 5.10 170 41 Manichia, Charlie Houston G 5.11 175 42 Sample, Joe T. Dallas F 6.3 188 Cadets Have Been Defeated in Last 9 Tilts; Owls Have Undefeated Record INTRAMDRALS By DUB OXFORD Jumping intoi a bit of statistics for a moment, here is the latest tabulations of the number of teams and participations that took place last year. There were 57 class A teams and 17 sports offered for upper classmen. There were some 10,137 partici pants and 1,355 contests played. Applying those draft number fig ures to the fresh men, in class B there were 52 teams entered „ . . and 15 sports of- fered. The total fish participants number up to 9,440. The grand total of students participating in intramural games last year was 19,577. Which means that Texas A. & M. has the largest intramural participation in the United States. FORFEIT DOGHOUSE Class A: F Replacement Center, Speedball A Cavalry, Speedball F Field Artillery, Speed- ball A Replacement Center, Basketball Class B: F Replacement Center, Ping Pong H Field.. Artillery, Ping Pong B Cavalry, Ping Pong. Tommy Burnam Always with a ready smile and willing to do what ever you ask him, junior intramural departmen tal manager Tommy Burnam typi fies the unsung heroes of the in tramural department. Tommy is from El Paso and names Intra mural sports and “jitterbugging” as his hobbies. Just where the con nection between “jitterbugging” Increase Made In Aeronautics Staff To Meet New Interest The large increase in the num ber of students at A. & M. college who are now taking courses in aeronautical enginering have neces sitated the addition of two new men to the teaching staff of that department, Gibb Gilchrist, dean of the School of Engineering at the college, has announced. Robert M. Pinkerton, graduate of Bradley Polytechnic institute, Peoria, 111., in 1929 and later with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Langley Field, Ya., and director of the Hampton Roads division of the University of Virginia Educational Extension Service, has been appointed an associate professor and will teach aerodynamics. He is an authority in that field and is one of the few men who have worked out new wing sections now in use on aero planes. He also is a renowned rifle shot and competes annually in the Camp Perry matches. Frank Chapman, graduate of Louisiana State university, Baton Rouge, La., in 1940, has been ap pointed an instructor and will handle mechanical engineering sub jects which deal with aeronautical engineering. and intramural sports is, I don’t know. But just ask Tommy, he’ll tell you. Tommy is studying mechanical engineering and is in B Engineers. He is also the junior assistant to the Recreational Officers of B Engineers. As to his preference of women he is like all Aggies—“It just doesn’t make any difference, I like ’em all,” Tommy says. He is one of five junior intra mural departmental managers and will have a chance of being senior intramural manager next year. Football Winners Here is the complete list of all class A touch football league winners: C Infantry I Field Artillery A Engineers Headquarters Signal Corps F Field Artillery D Cavalry I Infantry G Coast Artillery A Field Artillery E Coast Artillery Tickets On Sale Today for Jan 17 Annual Charity Tilt Both Teams Issued Uniforms; Only Light Workouts Held Monday Tickets for the annual charity football game will go on sale to day at 25 cents each. Cadets may obtain the ducats from their first sergeants, and residents of Bryan and College Station may get them from the following local mer chants: Aggieland Pharmacy, Lip scomb’s Pharmacy, and Luke’s Gro cery. The game is to be played next Saturday, January 17, with the kickoff scheduled for 2:30. Meanwhile both the Maroon and the White squads are hard at work in preparation for the forth coming clash. With both squads having been cut to 25 players each, and equipment having been issued yesterday, heavy scrimmages are thjs order of the day both today and tomorrow. Drills commenced last Friday with fyoth squads going through calesthenics and limbering up, and Saturday and Sunday were spent in learning plays and dummy scrim mage. Equipment was issued yes terday, and both squads spent the afternoon running plays and there was some light contact work. After heavy scrimmages today and Wednesday the teams will be gin tapering off Thursday, and Friday will be spent in limbering up and making final plans for Sat urday’s contest. Insofar as offensive styles are concerned, the teams stack up just about as they did in last year’s contest. The Maroons have a slight weight advantage and lean more toward the power type of football. The lighter Whites will base their hopes upon speed and deception, with a possible strong aerial game. Quite a bit of local interest has been aroused by the game, and a large crowd is expected to at tend if weather conditions are favorable for the clash. As men tioned before, all proceds from the contest will be donated to the Red Cross. Aggie Swimmers Have Many Openings; Few of Team Back The Aggie swimming team, which is beginning its new sea son, will be built around) a senior, two juniors, and a sophomore. The backstroke will be swum by Ernie Conway, senior letterman and cap tain of the team, who will be as sisted in this division by Shrimp Lapham of Jacksonville. The team boasts the country’s outstanding backstroke swimmer in Sophomore Bob Cowling who is the State TAAF Champion. How ever, the team is badly in need of some backstrokers to assist Cowling. Bob Taylor, a junior who has been defeated but once since coming to A. & M. will take care of the distance events. Happy McKey, a junior, will have the job of filling the .spot vacated by Conference Champion H. S. Hensley in the sprint divi sion. Coach Art Adamson has issued a call for swimmers and asks that anyone interested in trying out for the Varsity swimming team contact him immediately. Divers is the major need on the team but all others are in demand. Vermont U Engineers Obtain Industrial Aid Private industries are cooperat ing with the engineering college of the University of Vermont in mak ing available modern types of automotive and aeronautical en gines to be used by students. A new 100 horsepower cradle type dynamometer being set up in the internal combustion engine laboratory will make it possible for students to test horsepower output of all types of automotive engines under varying conditions. This dynamometer is powered by a fifty horsepower generator giv en the university by Consolidated Edison Company of New York. Defeated in their opening confer ence game by the University of Texas Longhorns in Austin Sat urday night, the Texas Aggies meet the Rice Owls in the Coli seum - at Houston tonight at 7:30. The Owls, with a perfect record of 10 wins and no losses, are pre dicted to take the conference flag in stride this year. Led by All- American Bob Kinney, the Owls have defeated all comers without receiving much opposition. Kinney, rated by most sports authorities as the outstanding play er in the Southwest Conference, has an uncanny skill at slipping the ball through the hoops. He is one of the tallest men in the conference and is usually the high- point man in every game he plays. In the game against; Texas, Kin ney provided a one-man show as he scored 25 points even though he was off the floor for the last eight minutes of the game. Little Harold Lambert and Chet Palmer, two stellar guards, have also made favorable showings in the Owl scoring division. Tom Class, forward, and a mainstay in the Rice offense, has been held back by a recently-acquired hip injury, but will probably be back in usual form for tonight’s game. Bill Henderson, the Cadet ace, is still out of condition due to the football season but is rapidly smoothing out the rough spots and can be expected to make up for lost time soon. Leland Huffman, who led the at tack against the Longhorns, has been coming through in every game and is living up to expecta tions. Ray Jarrett and Fred Nabors are running high in the list of Aggie scorers. Bayer and Jarrett at forwards, Henderson at center, and Huffman and Cokinos at guards are the like ly starters for the Cadets. The probable starters for the Owls are Gloss and Gomez, forwards; Kin ney, center; and Palmer and Lam bert, guards. Immediately after the varsity College Co-eds Cooperate With Uncle Sam on Socks Patriotic co-eds who want leg appeal without “cheapening them- eelves” by going bare-legged are being urged to wear brightly-col ored cotton stockings during the defense - made silk hoisery short age. Declaring that red, white and blue cotton stockings are the “rage” in the eastern collegiate set, Miss Elizabeth Conrad, dean of women at Michigan State college, says she thinks it would be wonderful is college women all over Amer ica adopted them. The middle-aged dean, a foe of bare legs, appeals to the girls’ pat riotism in advocating the cotton hose. “America needs the silk that American women put on their legs, she says. “Let’s have the college women lead the way in this emerg ency by voluntarily wearing those lovely, long cotton stockings.” TAKE CARE OF YOUR CLOTHES SEND THEM TO CAMPUS CLEANERS FOR QUAL ITY CLEANING AND PRESSING AND EFFICIENT SERVICE. CAMPUS CLEANERS game the Aggie Fish will tangle with the Rice Slimes in what prom ises to he an interesting affair. Both the Fish and the Slimes have been defeated by the Texas Short horns. Texas U Downs Aggies, 46-32, In Game Saturday Staying in front all the way the Texas Longhorns defeated the Ag gies Saturday night in Austin, 46- 32. It was the first conference basketball game of the season for A. & M. and the second for the Steers, who were defeated by the Rice Owls in their first encounter. The Aggies started the scor ing as Jarrett hit the loop for two points, but the Steers took over and held the basketeers from Aggieland to a total of three goals from the floor for the first half. At the midway mark the score was 21-10 in favor of the Long horns. Opening the second period, Leland Huffman, one handed artist, led the Aggies in a spurt, and half way through the period the Steers were in front only seven points, 32-25. But Sander and Hargis sunk shots that put the Longhorh five in a safe position. High point man of the game was the Aggie’s Huffman, who had a total of ten points. For Texas the scoring was spread between all players, with no one garner ing more than nine points, Hargis, forward, and Brahaney, guard, led the Texas scorers with nine points each. An interesting sidelight to the game was the battle between the two giant centers, Henderson of the Aggies and Pie Sander of Tex as. The Texas center faired the better as he hit the basket for four field goals while he held the Ag gie center to one goal. The Texas Fish, led by John Langdon with 18 points beat the Aggie Fish 55-33 in a curtain rais er to the main event. SELL At LOUPOT’S BATTALION BROWN Command Attention Over Exchange Store In New “Y’ FRESHMAN HORRY Make Your Reservations Now For The “FISH BALL’ , COLLEGE COURTS EAST GATE Your feet will rest “at ease” in these smart Buckle Oxfords. 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