The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 18, 1942, Image 3

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Aggies Call Off October 10 Game with Duke Let’s All Clip a Ballot and* Vote For Our Favorite Southwest Conference Star Battalion Sports Saturday, July 18, 1942 Page 3 No Hat-Cord Election, Now! Here’s Your Chance to Put An Aggie on the College All-Stars Listed on the sport page of to day’s paper is a ballot composed exclusively of Southwest Confer ence stars. Now, this particular ballot will be sent in to Chicago via Beaumont and will play a big factor in the question whether or not Southwest Conference players will be represented on the College All-Star team in its game with the Chicago Bears August 28. Fans, all of us want to see at least two Aggies and a couple of other Southwest Conference aces on this team, which, incidentally is co-coached by our own Homer Norton. The rules are simple and explanatory—all you have to do is choose your players, sign your name and hand it in either to your first sergeant or to this scribe. There are many SWC players who did not get the credit they deserved and here is our chance to make it up to them. Take Martin Ruby of the Aggies for example. If he wasn’t just about the best All members of the two Twilight League All-Star teams are urged to be present on Diamond No. 7 immediately following the sched uled games for the purpose of having a picture taken . . . Don’t forget, fellows, it’s important that you be there . . . Herbie Smith, former Aggie football star, is now taking flight training at Mines Field, California . . . Frank Gill of the “12th man” fame is now commanding officer, and flying surgeon at Greenville . . . Many oldtimers remember Frank as the originator of the term, “Twelfth man” . . . The Ags were playing Centre College in 1922 . . . Hound ed by consistent injuries, Coach Dana X. Bible made a plea to the Aggies in the stands, and Gill an swered the call . . . Since that time all Cadets have stood up at foot- tackle in these United States last fall, I’ll eat my hat. Ruby never failed to stand out in any of the Aggies’ games, even when the Ca dets were down-trodden, so let’s see what 5,000 Aggies can do to put the big bruiser up there. And what about Jim Sterling, Pete Layden, Presto Johnson and some of the other deservant grid- sters. Everyone knows that the type of football played in the Southwest is just about tops in the whole country, so why shouldn’t we have some representatives on the College All-Star team. Let’s all get busy with our pen cils and clip the ballot from the paper. Then, either hand it in to your first sergeant or place it into a ballot box which will be located on the first floor of the Academic Building. You can vote as much as you want to, so help put your favorite grid star into the College All-Star camp. ball games indicating that they are ready to go into the fray upon one moment’s notice . . . Some notes on Twilight League ball . . . After almost five weeks of play ing time, the team to beat in the Twilight League has been discov ered . . . It’s Loupot’s Trading Post and they aren’t fooling about it either . . . They have won six straight games and are at present as hot as a fire cracker . . . The rest of the teams are too incon sistent to be classed as favorites and until someone comes up with a better choice, this corner will take Loupot’s as the top team of this league by season’s end . . . The Twilight League all-star teams are composed of some of the best softball stars ever to play at A. & M. ... It was quite a job (See KYLE FIELD, Page 4) Tournament Results Are Announced First Round of Play Of ’Mural Tourneys To End Sunday Only two days remain in the first round of the Intramural de partment’s open tournaments and less than a fourth of the scheduled games have been played to date. With knowledge of this fact it will be inevitable for a large number of entrants to keep from forfeit ing out of the matches unless they play their games at once. The last time a match may be played is 2 p.m. Sunday, and all matches not played by this time will be forfeited. The department officials advise all contestants who have not been able to contact their opponents by Sunday to report to the proper playing place at that hour and they will win by forfeit if they are unopposed. The results of the matches play ed to date are listed below. The men listed in capitals are the vic tors. HORSESHOES Singles DREISS vs. D’Avy Hackney vs. CLARK BASSETT vs. Pettit Doubles MEYER and DREISS vs. Rob erts and Burchfield TENNIS Singles STERQUELL vs. Alston Foster vs. STOREY ALLEN vs. Nelson Booth vs. SEEGAR MITCHELL vs. Overton Bell vs. CHATAM Doubles SEEGAR and MITCHELL vs. Booth and Reiney Everett and Hackney vs. SMITH and BLOCKER ALLEN and STANLEY vs. Plangman and Whittington AGGIEMINTON Singles CARO vs. Penn Doubles LANIER and JAMES vs. Vail and Allen Hey, Aggies! Do you want to help pick the All-Star football squad which will be co-coached by Aggie Head Coach Homer Norton and which will play the Chicago Bears in Chicago on Aug. 28? Tommy O’Brien, sportscaster of Radio Station KRIC, Beaumont, and only sports expert in the na tion to pick the Aggies to win the 1941 football championship of the Southwest Conference, is conduct ing the poll in the Beaumont area, and feeling that the Aggies as a body should have a say in the makeup of the squad he has writ ten to Mike Haikin, Battalion sports editor for help. Unless players nominated get enough votes they will be left off the squad so get your pencils busy and vote some' of the Southwest men into the game. Let’s go, Ag gies! Below are a list of some players from this part of the nation, many of whom you have seen in action and among the list are several Texas Aggies. Advice received is (See BALLOT, Page 4) Southwest football players who have finished their football careers and are eligible for the All- Star game in Chicago, Aug. 28, include: ENDS—Sterling (Texas A. & M.); Cowley (Texas A. & M.); Goss (SMU); Tunney (SMU); Pitts (Arkansas); Adams (Arkansas); Kutner (Texas); Sweeney (Texas). TACKLES—Ruby (Texas A. & M.); Motley (Texas A. & M.; Wesson (Texas A. & M.); Bostick (SMU); Pugh (TCU); Bynum (Arkansas); Cohenour (Texas); Garrett (Texas); Pasqua (SMU); Fawcett (SMU); Booth (SMU). GUARDS—Roy Bucek (Texas A. & M.; Richardson (Texas A. & M.); Self (Baylor); Griffin (Baylor); Goforth (Rice); Ramsey (SMU); Moss (TCU); Daniel (Texas); Jungmichel (Texas); Clark (Ark.). BACKS—Moser (Texas A. & M.); Spivey (Texas A. & M.); Porter (Texas A. & M.); Smith (Texas A. & M.); Gillespie (TCU); Sparks (TCU); Wilson (Baylor); Bigony (Baylor); Crain (Tex as); Layden (Texas); Martin (Texas); Doss (Texas); .R. L. Harkins (Texas); Sanders (Texas); Barker (Arkansas); Johnston (SMU); Brumley (Rice); Jacobs (Oklahoma); Mathews (Oklahoma); Dick Miller (SMU); Neal (Arkansas); Hagerman (SMU); Young (SMU). Add any other names you know of who have finished playing college football. ALL-STAR FOOTBALL SQUAD BALLOT ENDS P AND TACKLES , AND GUARDS AND : CENTER BACKS AND AND Signed (Your name) (P. 0. Address) Turn this ballot in to your First Sergeant for transmission to Mike Haikin, Battalion sports editor, or leave it on the sports desk in Room 126, Administration Building. Sports Squibs From Here and There; Pics Of Twilight All-Stars to be Made Monday Service Club To Be Carded For Opening Everything to be Done In Re-SchedulingDuke Following End of War Texas A. & M. College and Duke University agreed to postpone their scheduled game of October 10 at Durham, North Carolina, in order to make a place for a serv ice on the card of both schools, according to an announcement made by Head Coach Homer Nor ton of A. & M. Norton expressed his regrets at postponing the game but under the present circumstances he felt that it was the only possible thing that could be done. He also stated that both A. & M. and Duke would cooperate to the fullest extent with the Office of Defense Transporta tion in . scheduling games closer to home. Norton went on further to state that everything would be done in resuming relations with the Blue Devils immediately after the ter mination of the present emergency. He added that, at present, no fu ture date has been set. The Aggie gridsters had a 10- game schedule for the ’42 season and had it added another game as prescribed by the conference it would have to be played either on September 19 or December 12. The former date would be a disadvan tage to students and faculty mem bers since the present semester, under the new speed-up plan at A. & M., would end on that parti cular day. The date of December 12 would be a week past the regu lar season; therefore it was agreed upon by the officials of both schools that, in order that each may schedule service teams, the scheduled game between Duke and A. & MT. would have to be postpon ed. Juke Box Prom Saturday...35 cents 5 Drawing Sets First Come First Served LOUPOT’S Polo Makes Comeback at A&M July 25-26; To Be Conducted on Limited Scale Due to War By Mike Mann Assistant Sports Editor Polo will make a comeback in the Aggieland scene on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, when the Texas Aggie polo team meets the strong San Angelo quartet on the new A. & M. Polo Field. This sport has been held back by the war emergency and will continue only on a limited scale because of financial backing and transporta tion facilities. Lt. W. G. (Bill) North, Aggie polo coach, states that a number of top civilian teams will come to Aggieland during the summer and it is hoped that the school and the student body will give the team more support in the future to al low it to continue its activities and trips. Aggie Lineup Bill Braid, Aggie captain, will start at No. 3 position with Joe Mertz at No. 1; Jack Buie or Nor ris McGowan at No. 2; and Marty Mertz at No. 4. Clyde Raley, Dick Harding and Dyke Gillen are three other Cadets who will probably see action. Of these men Braid, McGowan, Buie and Raley are let- termen left over from last year. Braid is the only Aggie poloist who has ever carried a handicap. He had been rated at three goals but since his return to school after an operation he has not been rated. The two Mertz brothers on the Aggie squad are sons of Len Mer tz, No. 1 on the San Angelo team. For the first time in polo history at A. & M. a number of the mem bers of the squad have brought their own mounts to school to sup plement the Cavalry ROTC horse now in use. This, fact should im prove the Aggie game. The San (See POLO, Page 4) INTRAMBRALS By Mike Mann Class A softball saw a couple of unique and interesting games take place this week. In the first game D Infantry whitewashed A Engineers 26-0. However, the score of the winners is not the highlight of the match. W. N. Shaw, the In fantry hurler, set the Engineers down with no runs and no hits and only two of the losers reached first base—both on errors. L. J. Solo mon and E. C. Shillenburg were the big guns for the winners and tallied four runs each. The other game ended in a 7-7 tie between the 4th Stoop Quarter masters and A Cavalry. K. Giese kept the Cavalry boys in the run ning when his four-bagger cleaned the bases in the third inning. The Quartermasters put a “big league” touch to the game when they end ed it with a triple play. The play ers who figured in the spectacular play were P. L. Bell, Fred Norton Three-Way Fight For Fourth Place Features Twilight League Tilts Mon The Twilight League games Monday evening will feature a clash between Madeley’s Phar macy and Holick’s Cleaners for undisputed possession of fourth place. Loupot’s boys will be trying to stay in first place as they take on the Aggie Cleaners. The other games of the evening in clude Campus Theatre vs. Lips comb’s Pharmacy and the Faculty vs. Campus Cleaners. At the half way mark in the league schedule Loupot’s Trading Post is the current league leader with a margin of one game over the Campus Cleaners. On the heels of the Campus Cleaners are the drug store boys from Lipscomb’s two games out of the first place. The Campus Theatre, Holick’s Cleaners, and Madeley’s Pharmacy are all bunched in a three way tie for fourth place four games from the top. Sharing cellar honors at the present are the Aggie Cleaners and Faculty four and a half games out of first place. The teams have had their ups and downs so far this season. (See TWILIGHT, Page 4) FORFEIT DOGHOUSE CLASS A R Coast Artillery, softball E Replacement Center, soft- ball E Replacement Center, ten nis A Coast Artillery, tennis D Coast Artillery, tennis B Replacement Center, ten nis Headquarters Cavalry, ten- CLASS B F Infantry, softball B Engineers, softball American Legion, volley ball 7 Corps Headquarters, volley ball We Continue To Produce the High Quality Footwear We Have in the Past See Us At Once- HOLICK’S BOOT SHOP North Gate and J. T. Dankliefs. (See INTRAMURALS, Page 4) Bicycle Repairs AND PARTS Student Co-op Phone 4-4114 When It’s Hot Our Cold Drinks Will Hit the Spot! After Drill and Between Classes Stop By and Cool Off GEORGE’S In New “Y” AVOID UNNECESSARY DISAPPOINTMENT Fortunately we still have a limited supply of 100% Wool Yarn and Piece Dyed Material • PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW! TO ASSURE DELIVERY WHEN YOU NEED YOUR UNIFORM • UNIFORM TAILOR SHOP MENDL & HORNAK NORTH GATE