The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 10, 1942, Image 3

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    Aggie-Arkansas Series May Well Prove To
Be Championship-Deciding Factor—For Rice
The Aggies have but three more
days in which to prepare them
selves for the Arkansas Razor-
backs, and much of their ensuing
practice is expected to be spent
shooting from the foul line. Recent
statistics kept by H. B. McElroy
and compiled by Roy P. Gates of
the Publicity Department shows
that the Cadets have made 99 free
throws out of a possible 221, which,
in pur books, is not what you may
call a satisfactory record.
The Arkansas series is not a cru
cial one in the sense that it may
give the Aggies the basketball
crown because Coach Marty Ka-
row’s five is too far out of the
race to even raise a bellow. How
ever, this series may well prove
to be the championship-deciding
factor after all, for the Razor-
backs will have to sweep the A. &
M. series if they hope to continue
as pace-setters of the Southwest
Conference race.
Rice is menacingly close to
Coach Glen Rose’s red-shirted five,
and may well grab the crown
should the dangerous Aggies upset
the applecart and dump the Razor-
backs in at least one game.
As to the possibility of such a
feat, it is not entirely out of the
question. The way those Cadets
have been losing the close ones
there is bound to be a turning
point somewhere, and this may be
it. The Maroon and White quintet
has shown much hustle and ability
even in its losing games, and
should the boys “get on the beam”
and hit that bucket from the foul
line, the Hogs may not find it so
rosy at College Station next Fri
day and Saturday.
It’s true that Arkansas has been
on the long end of most of their
games, but some of them have
been too close for comfort. Next
time they may not be so lucky!
Sports Squibs From Here and There; Fish
Show Plenty of Polish in Sat’s Scrimmage
It was really “Fish Day” Sat
urday afternoon on Kyle Field for
the freshmen of Coach Homer Nor
ton’s ’42 eleven certainly did have
a field day . . . Among prospective
sophomore backs, George Wilde,
Otto Payne, Dickie Haas, and Ver
non Belville looked highly promis
ing ... In the line, Henry Fold-
berg and Floyd Hand at ends, and
Ben Stout at the tackle post are
certain to give some of the first
string boys plenty of competition
. . . This corner always has an alibi
ready just in case . . . Big Ed
Sturcken, who was really expected
to dent the Cadet line, didn’t do as
well as expected primarily because
of bruised shoulder and sore ankle
. . . We still have lots of faith in
ithe big boy . . . Just to see how
Close the conference race really is,
take a gander at some of these fig
ures in the number of points scored
for and against some of the confer
ence teams .... Arkansas has
scored 267 points while their op
ponents have accounted for 253
. . . T.C.U. has scored 212 points
with the opponents accounting for
201 . . . And just take a peek at
these . . . the last three teams in
the conference race look like this
—Texas has scored 251 points while
their opponents have accounted for
only 263; the Aggies, who have
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won but one game out of four have
hit the bucket for 191 points
against 210, while the cellar
dwelling S.M.U. Mustangs, who
have lost all six of their tilts, have
219 points to their total as against
237 .. . that just goes to show that
nothing is certain in this rowdy
and wild Southwest Conference
race ... Be prepared to come early
next Friday night for the first
Arkansas game if you hope to get
a good seat . . . the Aggies are the
kind of a team that is liable to
win or lose any kind and that is
one of the reasons the DeWare
Field House has been packed to
capacity everytime a basketball
game is played ... So far, they’ve
been going on the latter basis, but
there’s no law in changing to a
winning streak ... at any rate,
the Aggies always put on a good
show whether they win or lose, and
it’s a pleasure to watch them . . .
Don’t forget this date—February
21 . . . it’s Sports Day . . .
Aggie and DAC
Tankers Duel To
A 40-40 Deadlock
Conway, Cowling, And
Renaud Break Dallas Pool
Record in 300-Medley Relay
In a dual acquatic meet held at
Dallas, Coach Art Adamson’s swim
mers splashed to a 40-40 tie with
the Dallas Athletic Club tankers.
The DAC pool record for the
300-yard medley relay fell, with
the Aggie time of 3:17.8 swam by
Captain Ernie Conway, Bow Cowl
ing and Fred Renaud.
Bobby Taylor continued his ag
gressiveness of last year by an
nexing the 50- and 100-yard free
style events. Cowling, too, proved
to be a big asset to the Aggie
cause by grabbing top honors in
the 100-yard breast stroke.
The 400-yard free style relay
proved to be a big boom to Aggie
hopes as Taylor, McKee, Kiel and
Renaud swam the long distance in
the time of 3:54.5.
Today, Coach Adamson will take
his swimmers to Atlanta, Georgia,
where they will be set to meet Em
ory University in a dual meet. The
following night the tankers meet
Georgia Tech from the same city.
And from there they journey on to
Knoxville, Tennessee, where they
compete against the University of
Tennessee on February 12.
Seventy-six cash scholarships for
1941-42 were granted to under
graduate students by the Univer
sity of Wisconsin from special trust
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Ags Prep for Arkansas Series
Hogs Meet
Cadets Here
Fri and Sat
Aggies Are in Top
Shape for Coming
Two-Game Battle
With the Southwest Conference
cage race past the halfway mark,
the league-leading Arkansas Raz-
orbacks move into College Station
to meet the Texas Aggie quintet
in a two-game series next Friday
and Saturday nights.
Right behind the Porkers are the
Texas Christian Horned Frogs.
The Porkers and the Frogs have
each lost only one game but Ark
ansas has won five games to four
for the Christians.
The Horned Frogs, the surprise
team of the conference, have yet
to play the Rice Institute Owls
and the Razorbacks, both of whom
are top-notch teams, and the Texas
Aggies. The Razorbacks have only
to meet the Texas Longhorns and
the Texas Aggies before taking on
the Frogs.
The Rice Owls are still in pos
sible range of the conference flag
but they do not seem to be a logi
cal choice since their game has
not been improving.
The Aggies, in sixth place with
one win and four losses, are out
of the race but they are still in
position to “upset the applecart.”
Should they defeat the Razorbacks
this week-end they could throw
the conference race into a big mud
dle with Arkansas, Texas Christian
and Rice all clamoring for top hon
Led by Captain Bill Henderson,
the Cadets have lost a number of
crucial conference matches by nar
row margins of from one to three
points. These heart-breaking de
feats have found the Aggies lead-
• — -By Dub Oxford— .
Attention Recreation ^officers!
In order to make your intramural
schedules coincide with the new
college time plan,
it will be neces
sary for you to
add one hour to
the game times
on all of your
sports schedules.
In the future, all
sport schedules
and schedule slips
will show the cor-
Oxford rect playing time.
If there is any doubt as to your
playing time, consult the intra
mural office.
Challenge Game
Latest news is that the student
intramural officials have chal
lenged class A football winner I
Battery Field Artillery to a con
test. The officials have seen all the
other teams play and are anxious
to pit their football knowledge
against the school champions. As
yet, no news has been disclosed by
I Battery as to when the match
will be played.
Leo Daniels Stars As Regulars
Down Reserves, 41-0, Saturday
FEBRUARY 10, 1942
Arkansas’ Sparkplugs!
Above are shown Captain R. C. Pitts and Sub-Captain O’Neal
Adams, two of the Razorbacks leading sparkplugs who have been
instrumental in leading the Hogs to the top of the Southwest
Conference ladder. They were a big factor in leading Arkansas
to a championship last year, and are attempting to duplicate their
efforts in this campaign. Friday night they will be Arkansas’
main hope in subduing the sixth-place but dangerous Texas Ag
gies. <
ing their opponents up until the
last minute or two of the game.
Jarrett, Nabors and Peden have
done stellar service at the forward
positions for the Cadets. Not only
looping in the goal shots but also
showing up favorably on the de
fense. Mike Cokinos, Leland Huff
man and Bill Underwood have been
the leading guards for the Aggies
and have accounted for a number
of the tallies.
Leading Scorers: .
Player— G. F. T.P.
Dwight Parks, Baylor, g 62 23 127
Bob Kinney, Rice, c 34 19 87
R. C. Pitts, Arkansas, g 34 11 79
Chester Palmer, Rice, g 37 2 76
Johnny Sebeck, SMU, g 30 12 72
Gordon Carpenter, Ark., c 27 10 64
Bill Henderson, A. & M., c 26 8 60
Les Sanders, Texas, c 26 8 60
Conference Standing
Team— W. L. Pts. Op.
Arkansas 5 1 267 253
Texas Christian 4 1 212 201
Rice 4 2 311 245
Baylor 4 4 337 388
Texas 3 3 251 263
Texas A. & M 1 4 191 210
Southern Methodist 0 6 219 237
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By Chick Hurst
The 1942 edition of the Texas
Aggie grid machine staged a dress
rehearsal Saturday with a regula
tion full-time game. Scoring prac
tically at will, the Regulars over
whelmed the reserves by a top-
heavy count of 41-0, to bring
pleased smiles to the faces of
Coach Homer Norton and his staff.
The accurate passing and hard-
driving runs of “Lightnin” Leo
Daniels marked him as the man
to watch when the Aggies take the
field next fall. One of the Regu
lars’ touchdowns was accounted for
by Leo on an off-tackle smash, and
another when he rifled a pass to
end Truman Cox, who incidentally
played a bang-up game, for an
High point honors for the after
noon went to Jake Webster whose
terrific line plunges were remin
iscent of the departed “Big John”.
Besides scoring two touchdowns
Jackson demonstrated that his ed
ucated toe has lost none of its cun
ning by booting three extra points.
Other returning lettermen whose
consistently fine work stood out
were Centers Bill Sibley and
“Slats” Holder, Guard Weldon
Maples, and Backs Cullen Rogers
and Willie Zapalac. But the thing
that really gladdened the hearts
of the Aggie coaches was the bril
liant playing of several members
of the Fish team.
Standout among these freshmen,
and a boy who looks as though he
will see plenty of service next fall,
was George Wilde who ran, passed,
See FOOTBALL, on Page 4
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Class A:
D Coast Artillery, Volleyball
6 CHQ, Volleyball
4 CHG, Volleyball
C Field Artillery, Volleyball
Speedball games are now in the
one-eighth finals and the breezy
match between H Coast Artillery
and A Coast Artillery was some
thing to see. H Coast won the
match 13-3 but the score is no in
dication of the fight that A Bat
tery put up. A Batterymen Byrd,
Herring, and Boyle were the main
stays of their team. But they were
not quite good enough to over
throw the mighty H machine led
by DuBose, Dunn and Schneider.
Bat It Across
Class A volleyball dominated the
score cards this past weekend. All
class B sports were postponed in
order that the freshmen might put
in all the time possible with their
dates. Here are the volleyball
scores for the week-end:
E Engineers, 2; B Signal
Corps, 0.
B Field Artillery, 2; D Cav
alry, 0.
E Field Artillery, 2; G Field
Artillery, 0.
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