The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 28, 1950, Image 4

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Outstanding TU Sophs LonghomS HaVC JinX, Team, | TV All American Guard 4 V H "B @ in Tom Stolliandske Gib Dawson By FRED WALKER Look at ’em! They have the Southwest Con ference Championship wrapped up. They are hosts to Tennessee in the Cotton Bowl. They have only one loss—a one point miss to the nation’s No. 1 team, Oklahoma. They have a line—210 average— that is rough, tough, and ready. They have a backfield with speed, power and bullseye passing. And, last but not least, they have Mem orial Stadium, and are favored by two-TDs over the Aggies. This is the University of Texas. Fifty-six years ago, the Orange and White jerseys thundered across the turf at Houston to meet A&M in the initial kick-off and establish one of the keenest rivalries in college circles. The University won that game 38 to 0 and ever since has domin ated the win column with 35 as compared to the Aggies 15. Five Games Tied Five games proved to be stale mates. Ten days ago the Longhorns slithered into the Cotton Bowl when Rice pulled the honey of the year by popping A&M 20-13. It was sweet news in Austin as Texas had shut the door on Bar tosh and Co. that same afternoon .to the tunc of 20 to 7. The fact that only a steady toe from Oklahoma dropped then 14-13 doesn’t lessen the prestige or po tency of the Stampeding Steers. And what about the Memorial Stadium Orange arid White so- called jinx ? Do these symbols real ly exist? The Aggies have never beaten Texas in Memorial Stadium, but a Harry Stiteler coached Aggie eleven has also never been beaten on the Steers’ home field. In 1924, the year the stadium was dedicated, Texas surprised the Cadets, winning 7-0, and has man aged to come through smiling ever since. But in 1948, A&M came the closest ever to beating the Long horns in Austin when the fray ended in a 14-14 tie. Regardless of grounds, the Longhorns have dominated A&M since 1940 when they upset a great Aggie eleven, 7-0. Is it then completely wrong to discard the idea of a jinx stadium, a jinx color or just a plain jinx? A Treat for Grid Fans . . . Presidential Cup Game GIFTS... Bought on our ^ Lay-Away Plan Actually Save You Money !! • Electric Appliances • Kitchenware • Silver • Dishes • Lamps • Crystal HENRY A. MILLER North Gate Phone 4-1145 in comfortable Arrow Formal Shirts No struggle to go formal when you have Arrow dress shirts. They’re specially de signed for comfort! You’ll see the Arrow “Shoreham” and “Mayfair” at important proms throughout the country. And now at your favorite Arrow dealer’s. sS.OO up ARROW SHIRTS & TIES UNDERWEAR • HANDKERCHIEFS • SPORTS SHIRTS ' Football fans in the Washington, D.C., area should be treated to a contest involving the two extremes of gridiron play when defense- minded Georgia meets offensb- minded A&M in the Presidential, Cup game on December 9th. * Only two opponents have scored as much as two touchdowns on the sturdy Bulldogs of Coach Wallace Butts. The Aggies have been scored against frequently, but have averaged over 33 points per game through their first nine tilts. Three opposing elevens have managed to outscore the maroon- jerseyed Cadets although sports writers considered two of the de feats as “upsets.” Oklahoma’s Sooners, currently ranked as tops nationally, came from behind to edge the Aggies 34-28, with two touchdowns in the final five min utes of play. Baylor, Rice—Losses Baylor and Rice, the two schools which upset pre-game predictions, each nudged A&M by a single touchdown. The Maroons, on the other hand, defeated Southern Methodist despite being considered the underdogs before the contest. Nevada, YMI, Texas Tech, Arkan sas, and Texas Christian also were downed by the Cadets. Georgia’s Bulldogs dropped highly rated Maryland, 27-7, to open their season, but were thdn held to tie scores by St. Mary’s of California and perennial power- (See TWICE, Page 5) Byron Townsend Longhorn Fullback Sports writers claim that Texas’ success is due to superb line play. Here’s a look at these two platoons that most people claim have car ried the Steer to eight victories against one defeat. In all probability this will be seven starting men on the offense: LE, Ben Proctor—190 . . . two- year-letterman . . . sixth ranking receiver in conference with 18 passes caught for 344 yards and 4 T'D’s; LT, Gene Vykukal—207 . . . two-year-letterman . .. second year as regular on offense; LG, Bud McFadin—245, two-year-letterman . . . due to make All-American on most teams . . . already on INS All-American . . . defensive All- American and All-Southwest Con ference last year . . . TU boxing and wrestling champion; and Cen ter, Richard Rowan—205 . . . three- year- letterman ... a first-stringer since 1947 ... ’50 co-captain . . . outstanding linebacker and block er .. . good 60-minutc man. On the other side of Rowan are RG, June Davis—205 . . . varsity letter . . . one of team’s better blockers . . . plenty of speed; RT, Kenneth Jackson—225 . . . two-year-letterman . . . second best TU lineman . . . played 365 minutes last year . . . plays both offense and defense . . . school shot put champ; and RE, John Adams—200 . . . one varsity letter . . . kickoff man . . . good pass receiver . . . also plays baseball. The backfield: Quarterback, Ben Tompkins—180 . . . understudy to Paul Campbell last year . . . fifth ranking passer in the SWC . . . has completed 54 of 94 for six TD’s, 787 yards and a .574 aver age . . . only six passes intercepted, . . . has caused stir among pro baseball scouts as a shortstop. Left Half, Bobby Dillon—190 . . . one varsity letter . . . plays offense and defense . . . ranks sec ond among SWC punt returners with 247 yards on 11 returns . . . averages 22.4 per . . . returned 84 yards against Baylor to win game . . . scored second TD against Ok lahoma with 50-yard interception . . . intercepted for 46 yards and a TD against TCU . . . terrifically fast . . . runs 440 in 48.1. Right Half, Bubba Shands—185 . . . three-year-letterman ... co captain . . . all-around player . . . injuries have hampered him. Fullback Byron Townsend— Ranked seventh in SWC on yard age last year (543) and fifth on average (4.9) . . . scored eight touchdowns . . . longest run being 51 yards . . . had his best day against A&M, 23 times carried for 138 yards and three TD’s . . . Townsend came into his own the last Turkey Day and has continued on his merry way again this year. He is the second most effective rusher in the conference as he has piled up a net yardage of 717 yards on 187 romps for an average of 3.8—which is a total of 508 yards and an average difference of 3.0 yards behind first place Bruisin’ Bob Smith. He has scored 11 touchdowns for 66 points, and the former Odessa Flash has everything* Coach Blair Cherry could ask for in a full back—speed, power, and courage. Personal Battle Many fans think that the TU- A&M contest will prove to be a personal battle between Townsend and Smith, the two finest fullbacks in the conference. Defensive positions for Texas will be filled by Tom Stolhandske, LE, 205; 'B?ll Wilson, LT,; 2I«); (one warsity letter; Hahley SeWell,’,UG, 210; Janies Pakenham, RG, one varsity; Bill Milburn, RT, 210; Paul Williams, RE, 205, one var sity letter. Behind the line will be Jack Bar ton, Linebacker, 200; Don Mepasco, linebacker, 185, one varsity letter; Gib Dawson, LH, 175; Lewis'Le vine, RH, 190, one varsity letter; and Bobby Dillon, Safety. Texas is going to be at least a two-touchdown favorite over the Ags, but reports from Austin say that no one is taking the game lightly. Coach Cherry has been stressing defensive play to halt Smith, Lippman and Tidwell, while Athletic Director Dana X. Bible reminds the boys of past A&M glories. The season is all but ended for the Longhorns, while A&M has everything to gain—prestige and at least a tie for second in the SWC—and in reality nothing to lose, as Coach Harry Stiteler had informed Aggie fans at the begin ning of the season that the team would be shooting for a 50-50 in ’50. A&M’s won-lost record is nine-three. Whether it turns out to be a Memorial Stadium jinx, an Orange and White jinx or a win for the Aggies, the sellout crowd of 65,- 498 expect this game to be the usual hard-fought battle that can only develop from rivalry as such as this. Beat TU Battalion SPORTS Page 4 TUBS., NOV. 28, 1950 Bud McFadin Bauer Sisters To Open 26 Linksters urse, Dec. 6 The Bauer sisters, Alice and Marlene, and the 1926 A&M golf team which won the first South west Conference Golf Champion ship will be on hand Dec. 6, to open officially A&M’s new golf course. . Members of the team—Herbert W^l.Brehnier of Kerrvillg, A., O. .Nicholson of .Daliasr, ,J. G. Lahdqn of San Angelo and Ellis Wilson of San Antonio—will be guests of the Texas A&M Formers Students As sociation. Marlene and Alice have captivat ed the fans’ attention across the country and also pfey'Yf'Tf^off brand of golf which has produced many major titles in the past two California golf titles—the South- years. ern California Championship and Marlene, 16 years old, was has qualified three times for the named the “Woman Athlete of the National Amateur championship. Year” in the 1949 Associated Press poll and was also named the In 1947 she beat Patty Berg in an Women Golfer of the Year in the Calif., shooting a 73 to break the same period. i ■i" Alice. KmUMarlerie shared:the Hollywood four-ball .tournament championship this year, and Alice has been named by Harry Conover as one of the six most beautiful women in sports. “That’s Nice Get Set For Holiday Festivities with Arrow Formats MAYFAIR—Has soft pique collar, bosom and cuffs and comfortable new low- slope collar construction. ? 5.00 SHOREHAM — Classic “black-tie” shirt with medium point collar, semi- starched, pleated bosom and French cuffs. *6.50 COLLEGE C BR VAN fOR ARROW UNIVIRSITY STYLES exhibition match at Long Beach, Calif., shooting a'73 to SwbV tJin women’s course record. Extra Long Rack Swing Although she isn’t big for be ing such a great golfer she has an extra long back swing which com pensates for smallness. She ^con sistently drives between 210 and While playing an exhibition 2 f, yar ? s ’ is , a P^ient fer, iimtcVin San Angelo not too long [ °" ago, the girls were asked if they 11 had ever been to Aggieland before. When Marlene won the Woman Both girls replied no, but when Athlete of the Year award, she the question was put forth, if they became the youngest girl in the knew that all the student body history of sports- to be honored, at A&M was strictly male, Alice with the award and when she replied, “That’s nice.” turned pro in 1949, she became the So, it should prove to be quite youngest pro golfer in women’s Here are some of the golf titles which the Bauer sisters Marlene and Alice, have wrapped up in the past two years: Marlene: ■ U National Junior Golf Champ, 1949 Western Junior Golf Champ, 1949 Semi-finalist, Women’s National Amateur, 1949 Winner California Open, 1949 Winner Los Angeles City Championship, 1949 Winner Palm Beach Invitation, 1950 Winner Palm Springs Invitation, 1949 Winner Everglades Mixed Foursome, 1950 Runner-up Helen Doherty Tourney, Miami, 1950 Runner-up Texas Open, 1949 Runner-up Hard Scramble, 1949, winner over Babe Zaharias Named Women Golfer of the Year, 1949. Named Women’s Athlete of 1949, by AP Winner of the Indio Invitation, in California setting an all time women’s record score of 210 for 54 holes. Alice: Low Amateur, Tam O’Shanter Invitation, 1949 Southern California Women’s Champ, 1949 Runner-up Pacific-North West, 1949 Quarterfinals Texas Womens, 1950 winner over Louise Suggs, 5-4 Five times winner, Long Beach Championship Los Angeles Championship, 1948 Runner-up Palm Beach Invitation, 1950 Runner-up Everglades Mixed Foursome, ‘1950 Winner with Marlene, Hollywood Four-Ball Championship 1950 Named by Hairy Conover as One of the Six Most Beautiful Women m Sports. Winner of South Dakota State Championship at the ago of 14. Marlene Bauer Alice Bauer a treat for all linksters in the surrounding area when the girls play their exhibition here next Wednesday. Alice, the “big sister” is 22 years old, has been playing golf since her 11th birthday and holds five In SWC Statistics While Idle . . . Cadets Hold Leads By JOE HOLLIS Even if the Aggies did have a rest period this week, they held their own in the SWC to stay in second place. They are tied with Baylor for this position and are topped only by Texas, who has al ready won the title. The Maroon and White have won three games in conference com petition and have lost two while tying none. This gives them an averag;e of .600. The Aggies have won six games this season and have lost three for a season aver age of .067. In these nine games the Cadets have racked up 147 first downs for 3,441 yards. Of this, 2,567 yards have been gained rushing and the other 874 were captured through the air. In the Farmers aerial game they show a completion percentage of .472 for the 58 times they have connected in 123 attempts. Only eight of these passes have been intercepted while the Aggies have snatched 18 of the enemy’s aerials. Along with this passing, the Cadets rate a second place in punting. In this department, they carry an average of 39.6 yards per boot. Bruisin’ Bob Smith, the big Ag gie fullback from Houston, is the No. 1 ball carrier in the SWC, and unless a mh'acle happens, he will still lead at the end of the season. He has carried the pigskin 178 times for 1,225 yards and an average of 6.9 yards. The two halfbacks on the Cadets No. 1 offensive lineup are also in the top ten ball carriers in the SWC, as Bill Tidwell and Glenn Lippman rank ninth and tenth, respectively. Tidwell has carried 70 times for 462 yards and the second best average in the con ference, 6.6. Lippman, the scat halfback on the Aggie squad, has lugged the football 87 times for 453 yards and a 5.2 average. Townsend Second Second in this class is Byron Townsend of Texas, who has car ried 187 times for 717 yards and an average of 3.8. He is the closest one to Smith and still lacks 507 yards catching him. Kyle Rote is in the number three slot with 698 yards in 141 tries for a 4.9 average. Dick Gardemal, who fills the quarterback slot for the Aggies, is the No. 8 passer in the SWC. Hav ing completed 26 of 49 aerials with only four interceptions, he shows a completion percentage of .531. Six of these 26 passes have been for TDs. and Gardemal has a net gain of 400 yards through the air. Ben Tompkins of Texas has thrown 94 passes, completed 54, (Set SWC STATISTICS, Page 6) golf history. She first started playing gol while she was only thi'ee arid : half years old and at the age o: eight, she won her first big tour nament. At 11 she won a local jun ior toumey, and at 13 she was tin Los Angeles Women’s Golf Cham pion after winning the tourney ot a course where “children undei 14 years of age are not allowed.’ And,-she was algo the younges' contestant ever to reach the fi nals of the Natioriai Women’s Am ateur. Chafiipionship. Her exaggerated backswinj gives her good distance off the tee and she is an' accurate putter and has deadly approach shots. Laid out over 125 acres, the 18- hnle course stjreiches to a’ 1 length of 6,800 yards, ' being the third longest course in the South. The Course is Ideated at the southeast corner of the campus, just eaiit -of the’- Adrriinistratidn Building. . It is -of champiolisliir quality, with .a par of 7J.. Dotted with .trees and presenting a roll- ittg terrain, the location is excel lent for such,a course. Foriher Students Help .After two years of planning, the Former - Stuelents Association ql A&M raised $25,000 to start con- straction of the $75,000 layout The remainder of the money was paid front college funds. Ralph Plummer, former Aggie in the class of ’25 and one of the top professional golf course-archi tects available in this part of the country, was secufed to design the course. He both designed the (See GOLF COURSE, Page 6)