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

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THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 24, 1946 THE BATTALION Page 5 :: On Kyle Field :: Aggies Take Twin Bill from TCU Frogs U. V. JOHNSTON 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 schedule. 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. Vw fm W, sabscriptisns (or all m a g a z I a•s -► PROMPT -► DIRECT RELIABLE SERVICE Phont or write your orders for FORTUNE and 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 juries. 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. All Other Magazines JOHNSON’S Magazine Agency Mrs. C. R. Holland, Mgr. 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. CtacA uiio VmiJiA, UotioH U « (SAMEl 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 post .... m WILLIAMSON’S PREVIEW Winners Location Losers Texas A&M Waco Baylor T. C. U. Stillwater Okla. A&M Missouri Columbia S. M. U. Arkansas Memphis Mississippi Texas Tech Lubbock Denver Texas Univ. Houston Rice INTRAMURALS By 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. FLAG FOOTBALL 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. BASKETBALL 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 credit. TENNIS 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. VOLLEYBALL 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. HANDBALL 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” Field. 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. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Q. Please explain pass interfer ence. 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. COMING EVENTS 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. SPORTSMANSHIP BY THE OLDTIMER 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 winners. 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 lectures. 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 backbone. 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. STARTING LINEUPS 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 SCORING: TEXAS A&M: 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. TEXAS AGGIES: Ends: Whit 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 danger. 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. A&M GAME STATISTICS TCU 7 First Downs 4 132 Yds. gained rushing 98 54 Yds. gained passing Passes completed Intercepted by 8 4 for 10 1 for 12 2 2 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. Sleeveless Sweaters 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 (XJaldropflg “Two Convenient Stores” College Station - Bryan