The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 24, 1946, Image 5

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:: On Kyle Field ::
Aggies Take Twin Bill from TCU Frogs
The Ags returned to the win colurrtn and a tie for the Confer
ence lead last Saturday when they took TCU by a 14-0 score. The
Ags have a long way to go these next few Saturday afternoons to
keep their present standing but with continued improvement they can
make it. Since the start of the season the Ags have been lacking in
drive but Willie Zapalac supplied this last Saturday and the team
looked like a much better machine with him in his old spot. With
Zapalac back in playing condition the team should have that last
ounce of energy needed for that extra foot or yard that they have
missed on so many times as he is a past master in the drive depart
ment and he demonstrated this to everyone’s satisfaction in the game
last Saturday.
The Texas Christian swing band put on a very good half time
performance at the game last week. It was especially enjoyed by the
Aggies because it was of an entirely different type to what we are
used to here at A&M. We still like our own band and its kind of
show but the Frogs are good in their department. Thanks a lot Frogs
and welcome back anytime.
The Southwest Conference is due to have a very rough time of
it this Week as the members take on three strong non-con
ference teams and there are two important conference tilts on the
The Aggies will meet the Baylor Bears at Waco and they should
not have a very hard time making them dance like trained Bears
should but they are due for a harder fight than the TCU Frogs put
up last week. The Frogs beat the Bears by a very slim margin but
they were completely outplayed all through the game and won only
on sheer luck. Although the Bears will be slightly tougher than the
Frogs they do not have the necessary power to stop the Ags.
The Rice Owls will have the hardest time of any of the con
ference teams as they meet up with the powerful Texas machine Sat
urday at Houston. The Longhorns haven’t beaten the Owls in three
seasons but if they are ever going to beat them this is the year
they should do it. My heart is with Rice on this one but my head
says I should stay with Texas, so I will take Texas, but I wouldn’t
be too surprised to m|iss on this one.
The other three teams in the conference journey to far away
places this week to take on non-conference teams in inter-sectional
clashes and none of the conference teams have picked soft ones for
themselves. The Frogs meet the Oklahoma Aggies at Stillwater
and after this week the name Aggie will be on the unmentionable list
on the TCU campus as last week the Texas Aggies handed both their
varsity and “B” squads durbbings and it looks like the Oklahoma
Aggies will do a repeat on their Varsity this week. Missouri should
hand SMU a licking and Arkansas will probably give “Ole Miss” a
hard time.
Summing it all up the Ags will take Baylor, Texas to handle
Rice, but not easily, Arkansas to beat Mississippi, Oklahoma Aggies
to hurdle the Frogs and Missouri to do likewise with SMU.
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Annex Intramural
Program Started
The intramural sport program
has been in full swing at the An
nex for the past three weeks, with
Flag-football being the main at
traction at the present.
The teams have been divided in
to two leagues, the A and the B
leagues. Carrying the lead in the
A league is H-Battery field artil
lery with a tally of three wins and
no losses. In a game against the
veterans A group on Monday
evening, the H-Battery team was
scored on for the first time. Next
in line in the A league are E-Troop
Cavalry and veterans E-group
credited with one win each.
In league B, comprised of six
teams, veterans C-group has coped
the lead winning three games and
losing none. Three teams, G-Bat-
tery, I-group, and F-group, are
tied for second place winning one
game each.
A&M Gridders Meet
Bears in Waco
The Aggies meet the hapless
Bears in Waco this Saturday in
their second Conference game of
the season. To date the Bears have
won only one game and that was
their opener with Southwestern.
Since then they have been victims
of the TCU Frogs, the Arkansas
Razorbacks and the Texas Tech
Red Raiders and they are the
underdogs in the coming contest
with the Aggies. Since Baylor
has dropped two conference games
they are virtually eliminated as far
as the conference crown is concern
ed but they are in a good place to
knock some of the present con
tenders out. Next week is home
coming week in Waco so the Bears
will be shooting at the Ags with
all they have.
If the Ags can take the game
this week it will place them in a
two way tie for the conference
lead with the winner of the Rice-
TU game that is to be played. In
case of a tie in the Houston game,
the Ags will take undisputed lead.
Most sports writers in the state
agree that the game in Houston
Saturday will be one of the big
games in the Conference this sea
son and it is very important to
the Aggies because the winner of
this game will be the team to
beat if the Aggies hope to win
the conference crown.
Other Conference members play
ing Saturday will be TCU against
Okla. A. & M., SMU matched
with Missouri, and Arkansas
against Old Miss.,
Aggie-Baylor Bee
Teams Meet Friday
On Friday, October 25th the
Aggie Bees tangle with the “B”
team from Baylor University for
their third game of the season.
The game, beginning at 3:00
o’clock in the afternoon, is to be
played at Kyle Field.
Charlie DeWare, “B” team
coach, stated hat he expected this
to be the toughest game to be
played by the Bees thus far. The
Baylorites will have great incen
tive to win as this is homecoming
week at their school.
The cadets will be at a disadvan
tage as several of the top players
are injured. In the backfield Brady
and Burnell are suffering from
broken arms-and Collins, Frey and
Wallace are laid up with leg in
juries. Tackles Holmes, Hook and
Dentonare also out with leg in
Probable starting line-up for the
Aggies will be: le, Pollack; It, An
drews; Ig, Carter; c, Guly; rg,
Brown; rt, Denton; re, Voiding;
qb, Burch; Ih, Boswell; rh, Ander
son; fb, Crow.
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Box 284 — Phone 4-8814
Aggie Track Team
Takes T. U. 28-27
The Aggie thinly clads were
victorious in their first cross
country duel meet with Texas Uni
versity Oct. 18. Texas Universities’
Jerry Thompson, the national two
mile champion, was an easy first
place winner with a time of 10:58
Don Sparks, also a Texas man and
last years state mile champion,
placed second. The Aggies mono
polized the remaining places there
after to push them one point ahead
of and winner over Texas. The fin
al score was Texas A. & M. 27;
Texas 28.
The men placing for the Aggies
were: Webster Stone, third; Ed
ward Stanton, fourth; oseph M.
Valjos, fifth; Jerry Bonnon, sixth;
and Jess Hargis, ninth.
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Some coaches regard football
as a serious, dollars-and-cents
business. But not Southern Cali
fornia’s Jeff Cravath! While he
plays to win—and he wins his
share—he has a unique theory
that football is, after all, a game
that should be fun for the players.
Why, he’s even been known to
give touchdowns away to needy
opponents! Football fans will be
interested in the lively article
This Coach is a Softie—He Says
by Collie Small in today’s issue
of The Saturday Evening Post.
If you want to keep posted on the
world of sports, you can’t afford
to miss a single issue of the Post.
by Collie Small
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Texas A&M
T. C. U.
Okla. A&M
S. M. U.
Texas Tech
Texas Univ.
Oiff Ackerman
With less than a week to go in
the first half of the fall Intra
mural Sports program we find
the leading teams fighting hard to
hold on to the top of the winning
column. Several teams that started
of slow have come a long way on
the' improvement side ‘fighting
thruogh tough competition.
The hard fighting “C” Field
team kept their winning streak by
defeating a stubborn “B” Inf. 14
to 7. For the winners Buechek tos
sed a long pass to Wilson who went
over for the touchdown. The second
tally came when Neuman inter
cepted a pass and ran it back 50
yards to pay dirt. The lossers lone
score came in the second half when
Clark took a short pass from Du-
Bose. McCullough helped “F” Inf.
get started on their 27 to 0 victory
over “C” Eng. when he intercepted
a pass and ran it back 55 yards.
“B” Field ran up the biggest score
of the week at they defeated “A”
Q. M. C. 32 to 0.
Crew and Parrish sparked the
hard to beat Veterans’ Village
team to take the edge in a battle
from start to finish as they edged
out Dorm No. 3 21 to 20. Shoop
and Bowen were outstanding for
the lossers. “B” Eng. outplayed
“A” Field as Teed kept the winners
going to a 20 to 19 victory. “G” Inf.
was the high scoreing team of the
week as they ran away from “A”
Eng. 34 to 7. High scoring indi
vidual was Rippetoe of the “G”
Inf. team with 12 points to his
Faulk and Schaffer played a
heads up game to help “E” Field
overcome the fast team of Mc
Donald and O’Dell from “E” Inf.
Bussel and Culver showed out
standing forehand play as they
defeated Williams and Goodwin in
a fast set. Condon and Sheubert
from “A” Sig. took a hard fought
battle from Barlow and Harris
of “A” C. W. S.
Dorm No. 16 outscored an up
and coming Mitchell team as
O’Mara took the winners through
two games 15-10, 15-13. Sibley
and Tomlinson played outstanding
ball as Dorm No. 7 took a victory
from Puryear 15-8, 15-10. “C” Inf.
outplayed “B” Wield in two fast
games 15-4, 15-6. Hutyra and Han
son played outstanding ball for
the winners.
The handball open tournament
started Monday night with two
matches being played. In the sing
les tourney Norman from “A”
Coast defeated Rogers of “B”
Field. In doubles Hartgraves and
Norman of “A” Coast defeated Pat
terson and McLelland from “B”
There has been sme misunder
standing abut the open handball
tournament and the hand ball
team matches for Freshmen. Ath
letic Officers NOTICE—The open
handball tournament does not
count points towards the athletic
flag. This tournament is decided
by single elimination play and
medals will be awarded the win
ners. The Freshman team hand
ball matches will count points for
the athletic flag.
Q. Please explain pass interfer
A. The defensive player has as
much right to intercept a pass
as the offensive player has to
catch it and any bodily contact
caused by a genuine effort to
intercept the pass will not be
construed as interference. The
question to be answered is—
Was the play for the man or
for the ball ?
Q. How much time is given the
free thrower for each free
throw ?
A. The throw for goal shall be
made within ten seconds after
the ball has been placed at the
disposal of the free thrower
at the free throw line. This
shall apply to each free throw.
Oct. 30 Volleyball demonstration
for Freshmen in DeWare Field
House at 5:00 p. m.
Oct. 31 Start of Upperclass Flag
Football and Team Table Ten
nis and Freshmen Team Hand
ball and Volleyball.
When sportsmanship in Texas is to be discussed you can’t over
look Texas A&M’s great gesture of, 1923. Smack Reisor, one of
SMU’s all-time greats and a member of the 1923 SW Conference
champions, told me that the Mustangs were fortunate to beat a bet
ter team on Kyle Field that year . . . and that the Cadets carried
both the victors and the vanquished to the gym on their shoulders
after the game.
They say it is optional for the
student cadets to meet a victor
ious Aggie team returning to the
campus, but that it is obligatory
for all to greet the returning
Aggie team that loses away
from home.
There is no fighting spirit fierc
er that that of Texas A. & M., but
when the game is over the men
of Aggieland are either generous
victors or gracious losers.
Never was there a harder situa
tion for any team, to face than
when on Nov. 28, 1940 the national
champion Aggies were defeated
7-0 by an inspired Texas Longhorn
club that fought valiantly to up
hold a great tradition.*The winning
of that game meant much to the
Aggies—a second S W Conference
championship, perhaps another na
tional title and a bid for the Rose
Bowl. And yet the Aggie team
and fans faced those fading dreams
with naught but praise for the
A great many loyal Texas sup
porters would not have been dis
appointed had A&M won that final
Aggie Football
Team Has History
All It’s Own
A recent publication by Albert
Richard called the Grid Review
gives the nationally recognized
histories of various college foot
ball teams including that of Texas
A. & M.
Among facts noted by Richard in
his review on A. & M. was that in
the years 1917 and 1919 the Ag
gies were untied, undefeated and
unscored upon. The 1917 team
was coached by E. H. Harlan and
Dana X. Bible coached the 1919
team. The former squad compiled
270 points in 8 games and the
latter made 275 points in 10 games.
According to Richards, further
noteworthy facts concerning the
Cadets were that the first football
game ever to be broadcast by
radio was one played by A. & M.
in 1920 and that this game was
broadcast with dots and dashes.
game and gone on to represent
Texas and give the Lone Star-
State unheralded national public
ity for the second consecutive
year—but eleven Orange-clad men
rose to great heights as they mut
tered at each other between clench
ed teenth “THEY SHALL NOT
PASS” and the 1939 National
Champions, after winning 19 in a
row, bowed graciously and grace
fully out of the national picture.
—Bill’s Bugle.
‘The College Speaks’
To Resume on WTAW
Outstanding faculty members of
the A. & M. College School of
Arts and Sciences will present
“The College Speaks”, a fifteen-
minute education program to be
heard over WTAW beginning No
vember 4 each afternoon, Monday
through Friday, at 5:45.
Featuring such topics as “A
Trip Through Space”, “What Is A
Good Movie”, “How Words Change
Meaning”, “Chemistry in Your Ev
eryday Life”, and dozens of other-
subjects ranging through the fields
of history, English, mathematics,
chemistry, physics, physical edu
cation, biology, economics, business
problems, and modern languages,
“The College Speaks” will offer
practical and interesting education
al material in the form of short
C. O. Spriggs, of the A. & M.
English department and chairman
of the Arts and Sciences Educa
tional Radio committee, said, “The
College Speaks” was designed this
year primarily for adult audien
ces, and although all talks will
be educational, some even techni
cal, the series as a whole will
appeal to most adults and students.
A Harvard scientist has dis
covered that the crawfish has an
eye in its tail. Traffic of modem
days has brought about a lot of
strange developments.
It takes a lot of nerve to wear
the modem low-cut evening dress,
says a writer. Not to mentiDn
Week-End Proves Fatal
For Visiting Frog Teams
Ags Take Frogs in
Conference Opener
Aggie Bees Take
TCU for Two TD’s
The Aggies emerged victorious
over the Frogs from TCU last
Saturday by a 14-0 score. The
Aggies took the lead midway in
the opening stanza when Barney
Welch picked up a lateral pass
that he had missed and scampered
25 yards for the first score. From
that time on the Farmers had
the situation well in hand and were
never in any danger of losing the
game as the Frogs made only one
threat to score and that came late
in the fourth period.
The boys from Aggieland made
their second score late in the sec
ond quarter when Flanagan hit
the line for an eleven yard gain
and the score after a 26 yard
drive. This ended the scoring for
the day but the Frogs seriously
threatened the Farmers in the
closing minutes of the game when
Mason, a Frog back, kicked to the
Aggie 20 and the ball rolled in-
advertally into Willie Zapalae’s
leg and the Frogs recovered. The
Frogs then connected with a pass
from Randolph to Mason on the
Ag seven for a first down. The
Aggie line then held the Frogs
and they took over on their own
6. Bobby Dew then kicked out
for the Ags and they regained
control of the situation and main
tained it throughout the remain
der of the game.
Willie Zapalac supplied the
power for that extra yard needed
for a first down with his very
hard line plunges, ’ as he never
failed to gain at least a few yards
on any of his carries. For the
day Zapalac came out second in
yards gained with a total of 57
yards forward. Marion Flanagan
led the field Saturday picking up
the most yardage with an impres
sive 85 yard net gain.
Jim Winkler, Aggie guard, was
nominated for Lineman of the
Week honors by the sports writ
ers in the press box here Satur
day, and he will be considered by
the Associated Press when they
make their selection for the na
tional Lineman of the Week.
TCU—Lipscombe, le; Edwai'ds,
It; Caffey, Ig; Pretsley, c; Weick-
ersheimmer, rg; Kilman, rt; Tay
lor, re; Berry, qb; Bishop, Ihb;
Bloxom, rhb; Stout, fb.
Texas A. & M.—Howell, le;
Dickey, It; Stautzenberger, Ig;
Johnson, c; Winkler, rg; Moncrief,
rt; Higgins, re; Leo Daniels, qb;
Flanagan, Ihb; Pickett, rhb; Zapa-
laJc, fb.
Officials: Jimmie Higgins (S.
M. U.) referee; Maxey Hart (Tex
as) umpire; A. M. Coleman (Abi
lene Christian) head linesman;
Charlie Hawn (Texas) field judge.
Ccore by Periods:
T. C. U. 0 0 0 0 0
Texas A&M 7 7 0 0 14
TOUCHDOWNS — Welch (for
Flanagan) Flanagan. Points af
ter Touchdowns — Ballentipe (for
Zapalac) 2 placements.
Substitutions: T.C.U. — Ends:
Webb, Boal, Ezell, Jones, Tackles:
Rose, Cooke, Guards: Pitcock,
Pike, Owens, Centers: Brightwell,
Williford, Backs: Randolph, Jos-
lin, Knox, Turner, Mason, Jack-
son, and Rogers.
taker, Shefts, Prokop, Tackles:
Kadera, Tulis, Guards: Turley,
Powell, Sacra, Overly, Centers:
Dick Wright, Gary, Backs: Holl-
mig, Preston Smith, Welch, Ralph,
Daniel, Dusek, Ballentine, Goode,
Scott, Hallmark, and Baty.
Aggie ‘B’ Squad
Meets Texas T
In Alamo Stadium
Plans for the tilt between the
Texas Shorthorns and the Aggie
B’s have been changed so that the
game is to be played at Alamo
stadium in San Antonio on Sat
urday afternoon, November 23 in
stead of in Austin on Friday night,
November 22.
According to a commentator
in the San Antonio Light, this
match should be more interesting
in some aspects than the “main
event” five days later. The two
coaches, Clyde Littlefield of Tex
as U. and Charlie DeWare, for
mer Aggie football great both
have teams that may present
plenty of good competition.
Tickets, which go on sale Oc
tober 15, will be $2.50 for box
seats, $2.00 for reserve seats and
$1.10 for general admission.
A&M-Baylor Game
To Be Broadcast
A broadcast of the A&M - Bay
lor football game will be brought
to radio listeners Saturday after
noon. For those who will not be
able to attend the classic to be
held in the Municipal Stadium at
Waco, Humble is featuring a cov
erage of the game.
The following stations are to
carry the broadcast with play-by-
play descriptions by Charlie Jor
dan and color announcing by Jerry
Doggett: WRR, Dallas; KFJZ, Ft.
Worth; WACO, Waco; KMAC,
San Antonio; WTAW, College Sta
tion; and KFDM, Beaumont.
In a hard played, thrill packed
game at Kyle Field on Friday
afternoon, October 18 the Aggie
Bees took the Polywogs from TCU
to the cleaners with a score of 13
to 0.
Despite the fact that the Frog-
lets had a heavier line and had
played four games thus far this
season to the Cadets one, Charlie
DeWare’s boys more than held
their own from start to finish.
TCU received the kick-off but
a fumble on the second down was
recovered by Voiding. A 45 yard
quick kick by Burch on the fourth
down placed the ball out of bounds
on the Frog 2% yard line. Im
mediately following a quick kick
by Napps was blocked by Voiding
on the eight yard line but an Ag
gie fumble was recovered by Sweet
on the TCU four.
Early in the second quarter
Frank Torno took a punt from
Napps on the Aggie twenty five
and with a superb display of bro
ken field running plus some effec
tive downfield blocking by Burch
carried the ball over for the first
touch down of the game.
A 52 yard kick by Beesley in
the third quarter put the ball on
the Frog 16 but in a series of
fast rushes including a complicat
ed triple play from Sweet to Napps
to Hunt that netted 15 yards left
the Froglets momentarily out of
In the fourth quarter the Ags
gained possession of the ball by
a pass interception and a pass
from Beesley to Pollock and an
other from Beesley to Anderson
put the ball on the Frog 6. A
run over cen-ter by Collins and an
end run by Burch scored the sec
ond T. D. The kick was good
making the score 13 to 0.
De Ware’s boys hit pay dirt
again in the fourth quarter when
Torno took a punt from Carnes
on the Cadet 16 and ran it up to
the 39 followed by a pass by Frey
that put Hooker over the line but
the ball was called back because
of an offsides penalty against the
Aggies and a holding penalty
against the Polywogs.
A fifty yard kick by Frey left
the ball on the TCU 7 whei’e it
remained until the game ended one
play later.
First Downs
Yds. gained rushing
Yds. gained passing
Passes completed
Intercepted by
4 for 10
1 for 12
13 for 348
Punts, No. Ydge.
9 for 260
6 for 70
Penalties, No. Ydge.
2 for 10
Montgomery County
A&M Club Elects
Students from Montgomery
County held their first meeting of
the semester on Thursday evening,
October 17, in the Academic build
ing. Bobby Ross was elected pres
ident of the club; Jack Pace, vice-
president; M. L. Sneed, secretary-
treasurer; and social chairman is
Cecil Turner.
Cataline Sleeveless Sweaters
are just right for cool fall
days. You’ll like the smart
patterns or plain colors made
from All-Wool Yarns.
$4.00 to $6.50
“Two Convenient Stores”
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