The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 11, 1949, Image 5

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PjllJUlMll.wi in fiy BIH, POTTS and CHUCK CABANI9S 1 Thi6 tications department was very : lappy to have^its prognog* tie with SMU. Not only are we happy about that, but a’“ because all of the remainder of oi r predictions (two of the: were right. Just the same, the overall be cord of this department notryet lived up to the hopes we had for it at the beginning of this hectic grid season. Hov ever, what can you to accomplish 4n this line wher you try to guess the out comes of games in which Southwest Conference teams play? Here’s how this pair’s recjord stands with 34 games gone by and only 12 remaining ence teams to ■play: for the Southwest t^onfer- Sept. 24 Oct. r.„. Oct. 8 .. Oct. 15.. Oct. 22.. Oct. 29.. Nov. .5 .. Correct ...... 6 ...... 4 4 ...... 3 .:.... 3 ...... 3 2 Missed 1 V .3 • .1 1 2 1 1 Average 857 7' 666% 800% 750% 600% 750% i. According to our'figures, o ir average has dropped even more since the last time we l ad the nerve to publish it. Two weks ago when we figure 1 it out, we had guessed on 27 games and had been right 20 times for a percentage of .741. Our faces are getting redder all the time, especially with games like these coming up tomorrow to forecast. Rice 28-«A&M 18 We hate to do this after the impressive performance the Ar- jlios put on last Saturday against the Mustangs but'Rice Institute’s senior-laden team will be just too much competition for the Cadets. The odd makers are figuring that the Owls are 21 points bet ter than the Farmers but We figure that they will make a better show ing. If the line play of the Ca dets measures up to what it did against SMU, our prognostication as far as A&M's score is concerned might be a touchdown too low. SMU 20-Arkansa.s 14 The Mustangs are playing before the home folks again this week ituj will be out to prove that their mwerable showing of last Satur day is something to be marked off r,a.“just one of those days.” ftven with the Mu?tang's -terdc-- !e?y>ositions practically wide open, the boys from-the Ozarks don’t have wlpit it takes to outscore the Methodists. /A team that was “down” men tally as SMU was Saturday against the Aggies is almost certain to be “up” this weekend. Chalk this one up for the Ponies. Hard Luck Guy Again Ready "•** * ■ ?: t. , ' 'V ~ > ^ 'm0zr ■-■ ■■ h ZJ : r 1 !i% 4 mm. Texas 21-TCU 0 Texas, which in our opinion ac- tjually has the best team in the tonference, Will be out for the Frogs. Blair Cherry should have Ida team fired up for this one after riving out with verbal lashings at putch Meyer all weiek about TCU resting, his team before this meet ing. TCU, which supposedly had the best team this year that It has ind in a long time, has flopped miserably. Its showing Against Saylor proved that. Even with ‘the great" Lindy Berry playing,.* ;ts going to be Texas’.ball game til the way. . ' j Baylor 21 - Wyoming 7 The Bears may have a little rouble tomorrow against the Cow- )oys but not enough to be hurt. Wyoming’s pas6 defense this ^ear-wis rated one of the best in ;he. country hut its coiripetition n the Skyline 6 Conference doesn’t rate with that of the Southwest Conference. • I The Cowboys may give ears’ Burk some trouble with his assing but not enough tp jhiirder is much as the Texas line did last eek. Mark this one upTor Baylor. YOUR ®W friend Dub INVITES YOU TO HIS fR££ SQUAR£ DANCING CLASS Utah EVERY | SUNDAY EVENING FROM, 4:30 TO 3:30 P.M.' INSTRUCTIONS 0* MANNING SMITH Come to | oiir studios and watch the class in progress, ' or get up < your own square at home around your ra f (L dio! WTAW-II50 ON YOUR DIAL IT PAYS IN THE END TO HAVE YOUR CAR CREASED If you don’t . . . you’ soon find that your auto’s .... T 'ormancc from your car, see that times. £>rive in :here, where ex- If you expect maxitnumlperfi it’s properlf greased at |aU perience and equipment arspres you of a quality job! •i ' L’ - ■:' •' ; ’ ! Aggie OWned & Operated' McGEE : . r ■ Just South of ‘Y’ into Bryah JOHN CHRISTENSEN Battalion SPORTS FBI., NOV. II, 1949 Hometowners Face Rice Club Class A Teams Take Leads In District Races Dallas Nov. 9 Lib—Make-up of the 32-l)i strict Class A state schoolbay football playoffs will be a bit clearer when the firing ends on this week end’s host of crucial games, Ijnit with only two/ week(i Houston football fans will find , 0 f pj a y remaining peveral districts many familiar faces wearing the I atill remail , mu ddled. Lcfbrs of 2-A, Ballinger of 7-.‘ Ranger i of 8-A, LfiVega of 19-. Brenham of 23-A, New Braunfels o| Scott Chosen For Line Honor Dick Scott, 210-pound senior guard battled his way into the se lect circle of nominations for the AP’s lineman of the week with his excellent defensive play in last week's Mustang-Aggie deadlock. By alertly pouncing on a Pony fumble late in the final stanza of the A&M-SMU tilt, Scott provid ed the Aggies with the break that they needed to score the tying touchdown against the Mustangs. SMU’s All-American Doak Walker momentarily fumbled the ball be tween his feet and before he could regain possession of the pighide, Scott had covered it for the Ag- gies. Scott is playing his second sea son for the Aggies since coming from Arlington State College In 1948. The handsome behemoth won All-Southwestern Junior College Conference laurels as a tackle. Along with Scott five other Tex ans were nominated for the covete- ed award. They were Rudy Bau man, Texas; Froggie Williams, Rice; Wesley Roberts, Baylor; Bud McFadin, Texas; and Joe Watson, Rice. Top honors of the week went to Leon Hart, co-captain and right end fop Notre Dame, for bis su perb leadership of Coach Leahy’s lihemen. In Leahy's inverted “V" defence, Hart, 240-pound and 6’ 4" tali shows his value by spot ting tn^ shift of the opponent’s 8trength\and directing his team mates to improved positions. * j • * ~— f Maroon and White of A&M when the Aggie freshmen meet the Rice Slime at Rice Stadium this after noon. r U ‘ Gerhart Schulte of Lamar, Earl Madeley of Stephen F. Austin, Harvey Smith of Lamar, David Crawford and Robert Hooper of, j Houston San Jacinto and Tom K. ^ ne Pf ce amon K the sixteen Niland of Houston Lamar are feated teams remaining after up; sets last week knocked four fronji 24-A and Mission of 24-A could figured as sure things for the five week-long play-off. New Braunfels continued to set among Houston boys pn the Aggie Fish team. ‘ Max Montegut of Texas City, Wesley Parma, Lloyd Harper and Charles Saxe of Beaumont; Frank Burns of Boling and Bobby Dixon DECEASED SERVICE STATION TfcXACX) SERVICE 214 St_ColJief3 the ranks. The Unicorns still are » point-a-minuat outfit, having scorj- ed 397 points to the opposition’s 52 in eight games. j- Mount Vernon was the most note worthy casualty last week, losing to once-ibeaten Mineola, 13 to 7|, hut the Tigers were joined by Here ford, which lost to Canyon; Ham lin, which was trounced by Colo rado City, and El Campo, beaten by West Columbia. , Big Gaines Slated Big games on this week’s schedi- ule include: Ffoydada vs. Crosbyton and SpUP vs.vs. Riills, which may help clarify a possible multiple tie for the title in 3-A. Littlefield vs. Levelland, in which Littlefield can win the 4-A EM DICK SCOTT , i , , i 'their ’’championship" game north crown, and Post vs. Slaton, 1t ov jg Rosebud can win the district with a win or a tie. [j Lampasas vs.; Mason, Llano vs. Golthwaite and Burnett vs. Freder icksburg in 22-A. The three first named teams now are tied for the ibad after San Saba upset Lampas as last week. Alvin vs. Aldine in 25-A, in which Alvin can clinch a tie by winning. Edna vs. Karnes City in 28-A with the title in balance. Aransas Pass vs. Freer in 29-A with the winner getting the flag. Uvalde vs. Pearsall and Del Rio vs. Chystal City in 32-A. Uvalde and Del Rio are unbeaten, untied and need to win to set the stage (or 'their •‘championship” TOM NELLAND Husky former tackle for Lamar will see action before hometown crowd today in clash with SUmes.L : i ■ • of Ingl^hide are among other ath letes from this area who are listed on the Aggie Fish roster. ; Harvey Smith, whose picture ap peared in yesterday’s Battalion, will not play as he suffered a broken leg in the Baylor Cub tilt. Also, the Aggie lineup will in clude many stars from other far away sections of the state. — These players include Walter Hill of Ballinger and Herb Me- Junkin of Highland Park, two rip roaring fullbacks; >.passer Ray Graves of Stephenville; and Roy Bush of Childress and Jack Little, big tackle from Corpus Christ!. in which the 4-A south winner will be named. ! ■ ■ ;■• [ Wink, the 5-A leader, vs, Kermit in a game destined to eliminate one as a successor to 1948 State Cham pion Mdhohans in that district. An drews still in the running. Rotan vs. Hamlin in 6-A east, in which Rptan can win the regional tiUfe, I | . •> Holiday vs. Archer City in 9-A, in fvhich Holiday may drop out ais a (^-leader with Burkburh.ett. Garland Can Win : (jarland vs. Carrollton in which Gatjland can win the 12-A title. Mineola vs. Pittsburgh in 15-A. Mineola can clinch the crown witjh a' victory. I . . Rosebud vs. Cameron in 21-A. : Season records of the unbeaten teams: Team (won-tied) Pts. Ops. New Braunfels (8-0) ........397 52 Kaufman (9-0) 331 '12 fieaumont French (8-0) ... 269 54 Wexia (9-0 258 32 Ballinger (8-0) ....I.. -...,. 249 79 Leveretts Chapel (7-2) . 242 53 Uvaldo (7-0) 240 20 Daihart (7-1) 23« 52 Lefors (8-0) 226 55 Bowie (7-1) .225 46 Alvin (810) 197 52 Nederland (7-0) 178 20 Nederland (7-0) A...178 20 Irving (7-1) .'....s..:. 143 40 Arlington (5-2) ... 139 38 Del Rio (8-9) 126 50 Edna (6-0) + ..J 110 32 Greentree Stable’s Guillotine, crack two-year-old will miss his fall racing engagements because of a swollen neck gland. A Tick in Til |. . Will save you many jbnlf portant minutes. Bring your watch to us for a complete Check up. SOL KLEIN ?// —P — WATCH REPAIRING & ENGRAVING 3 Varisco Bldg. I Ph. 2-11 WA' >rTc tTTJ 2-15851 College Station Representati 1 | ! ' um - H ||| ||| ;.i; j, :' i. 'i ' i 1 ^ if | { BY HAROLD GANN A&hfs rapidly improving foot ball team will arrive in Houston early tomorrow only a few hours before {{trodding onto the turf of Rice t Stadium to tangle with the high-flying Owls of Rice In stitute ;ht 2 p. m. For ; those who connot attend the game, Station WTAW will air the ev^nt with Kern Tips, dean of Southwest Conference sports an- nounceilrs, doing the play-by-play. Thisjj SWC engagement marks the thirty-fourth meeting between AAM jhnd Rice, a team which is currently ranked seventh in the nation]! , The Farmers hold an insuperable margiijj of victories—20 to 10. The two clubs first met in 1914, A&M lost this game by 25 points, and most experts are picking the Cadets; to lose again by almost as great a margin. ' Aggies Top Birds The : Maroon and White top the Owls in conference wins, having copped seven titles along with one co-championship as compared to two crowns and a shared title for! Rice. hi Robert Smith, A&M’s pride and joy, has only been jogging around the field in shorts most, of the week, but Farmer fans liave no reason to be alarmed; he has us ually done this before every game this year, only to turn into a power house on Saturday. Rammin’ Robert is no stranger to Houston, having played his high school football for Lamar High where he gained state-wide recognition. Now he’s sporting the Aggie colors and is gaining nation al honors. , ! J Cadets in Good Shape The Aggies are in excellent play ing condition with the exception of tenacious linebacker, Dick CaU lendar, who will definitely, mis# the game because of a badly injjured right knee. On the brighter side, John Chris tensen, who hasn’t b$en able to play since the LSU fracas, will be back in the lineup tomorrow. Christen sen has had more than his share of hard luck; he received a back in jury in the Baylor game last year, and, consequently was sidelined the rest of the season. He r has been working out in the safety slot this week. Rice’s, power-laden squad is in-, 1 eated with experienced seniors—, I lettermen have returned fron( etermined Aggies Iteadyiii Gear for Houston Invasion Ten seniors will probably start .to- - morrow. ; _ : 'f •; U’ X la\t year’s grid campaign and 21 the squad'. year-men are The Blue and Gray vest a great deal of their potency in their for? ward wall—a line thpt has put them ahead in the conference with three wins against no defeats. Weights dose Jjj A&M is not severely outweighed here ps the man- hy the Owl forwaiids (about .7 more spark when little Vernon ^ pounds per man), but Rice really ^ gets its leeway when experience is taken into consideration. This year Rice has scored 72 points which isn’t by any means as- BOBBY GOFF Cadet co-captain faces for the last time! tounding. Other i; Icagup teams Baylor has 96 ppfntp to it(l total while Arkansas, with 81, also leads Rice. r. | . J Owl Coach Jess Neeley Stressed offensive plays in early practice sessions this week and stated that he would try to outscore the Agv gies. Reports from Clyde LaMotte, Post sports editor, point Out that the Owls “are really whooping It up” while working opt. Little Spirit j! ’ Meanwhile, in the; Aggie camp, the situation was quite reversej. A dull monotone sedmedi to- exist .over the A&M squad while thiejr added the finishing toucHes fof the Itilt. ltd ■ j , 1 j ■ . ; ; Standouts among the Rice, group are Joe Watson, a Whiz at lipo- backer; Gerald Weathciriy, 2lD pound center; crushing, fullback; and “Frogja'” Williams, the man] to be feared mOsL In Tobin Rote, the Ow s’- feature a smart field; general !good ball handler, and accurate passer. But “Dawg” Dawsqn, Ag football scout, stated; that the team seems, to get (Hass {is in under. ; A&M will try to duplicate its surprising performance of last Sat urday and halt the march of the Cottoh-Bowl-bound Rice eleven. But if the (Jadets succeed, they will do so only by pUrmounting terrific odds, j Sport j Awards Given to Fish Gene Schrickel. president of the A&M “T” Association, announced at the last ; meeting of the aa- ’ sociation at the Fimeather Clyb that the association’s minor sports ‘ scholarships had been presented to two outstanding frdshmen. The two fyeshroen receiving the awto-ds were John R. Brodr]ax, a'' *diver from Houston, and John O. Barrett, a golfer from San Antonio. These two scholarships ate fi nanced by | the "T” j AasociatiOrt"' and are to hie given annually to out standing freshmen in minor Sports. ' Tentative plans for the fall din ner dance bf the association were discussed at the meeting and a football mbvic,” Southwest Con ference Highlights of 1948” was ■hftwn. ]. ['! jj 1 1 | * Fencers, Runners ace Loop Rival V I s Two vijrslty minor sporfy teams will face [conference opposition to- j day. Th^ Aggie cross country run-' ners will meeit the Tcxnk Long horns on, the local 2.8-mile course west of, Kyle Field] The meet should be close as both teams dls- jplayed dqual prowess in beating ! North Texas. The U nclng squad will face the Rice Institute swordsmen tonight in Houiton In this bayou city school’s .fieldhouee. |Gos Mtstroit; [Curtis ^Ison, John Happ, John Gottlob, Gerald Mopks, and Joe ;Mayc aie team members. {i li' 'll 'T [_[• .U; ■' 'i ',.. u . jj ;: O LEY'S •j Santa’ on his way\Io FOLEY’S in ibl ouston. r. He'll be riding ok the Southern Pacific Train and he'll stop at • jj ' ■ •. \ •• College Station Just to see especially YOU when the train comes into the station SATURD at 12:10 p.m. Re on hand at the jstqttion ito im^et *" L ^ ' "" ' lird]. ' ,, h j i V i ‘FOLEY’S SANTA ■■I SATURDAY hen Santa Claus cp ■. > 'L . : • | j J 1 '' T mes through oi his way to FOLEY’S : ■■ ..... i LL_