The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 20, 1951, Image 3

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    Tuesday, March 20, 1951
Page 3
We’re Building
Was His Slogan
(Continued from Page 1)
for naming name and since mak
ing my original statement I could
sec no reason for changing it as
the affair was a personal one
and we two have quite some time
since settled our difficulty and
forgotten it. I sincerely hope that
everyone will be understanding
and forget the whole matter.”
The letter was signed simply,
“Sincerely, Harry Stiteler.”
The 41-year-old coach came to
A&M in 1947 to assume the same
duties of the post which he resigned
yesterday. He has been in the
coaching profession since gradua
tion from A&M in 1931.
A&M Letterman
Stiteler lettered in track at A&M
in 1929, 1930 and 1931, and in
football in 1930 as a quarterback
of 137 pounds. His coaching pro
fession was begun at Smithville
High School in 1931 where he was
employed as an assistant coach.
Stiteler moved on in high school.
Aggie Keglers
Top UofH 9-3
In First Match
A & M’s newly organized
bowling team won its first
match of the year Sunday,
when they defeated the Uni
versity of Houston keglers,
9-3, on the Cougar lanes.
The A team headed by James
Koontz’s 865 series score, topped
a like Cougar squad 5 to 1, while
Dick Lenzen rolled an 866 series
to lead the B team to a 4 to 2 vic
The ten man Aggie kegler team
was divided into A and B squads
for the five game match which
was rolled under the Peterson point
system. The system allows one
point for each game won and an
other point for total pin score.
Composing the Aggie A team
weye Bill Cooney, John Geiger,
John Ivy, Ted Gullette, and Koonze.
The B team consisted of Warren
McReynolds, Bernie Hoefelmeyer,
Bill Utzman, Richard Baker, and
High man for the intercollegiate
bowling match was Bill Zwink of
the U of H, who rolled a 231 game
and a 927 series total. Following
Zwink in the high score bracket
were Cougar teammates Vic Bart-
ling and Bob Harker, who had res-
pactive scores of 912 and 848 for
their series.
With one win under their belts
in their first taste of competition,
the Aggie keglers plan next to roll
against a Texas University team
on March 31.
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coaching circles and assumed top
coaching jobs at Smithville, Bell-
ville, Corpus Christi, and Waco
through 1945. That year he be
came an assistant at Rice Insti
tute, \vhere he stayed for two years
before accepting the position va
cated by Homer Norton here in
Teams tutored by Stiteler on
Kyle Field during the first three
years of his stay hei-e were looked
upon with the slogan he coined,
“We’re Building.”
Season Standing
In 1948, the Cadets ended the
season by losing nine games. Win
ning one, and tieing another. The
maroon and white had a 8-1-1 loss,
win, tie record for 1949.
For the first time since he had
been here, the “material” Stiteler
had been building began to show
its potentialities as the Cadets end
ed in third place in the Southwest
Conference for the 1950 season and
beat Georgia 40-20 in the Presi
dential Cup Bowl in Washington.
With approximately 20 seniors
on the team who had been trained
all the way from their freshman
year by Stitelei’, the Aggie foot
ball squad was said to be one of
the top squads in the country in
pre - season ratings before an
nouncement of Stiteler’s resigna
Holmes Paces
Ag Fencers Win
The Aggie Fencers engag
ed in an Open Foil and Jun
ior Sabre meet in Galveston
Saturday, and although they
failed to maintain the torrid
pace they had set in previous
meets, they still managed to hold
their own.
Claude Holmes of A&M breezed
through seven bouts to win the
Junior sabre, with Cadet Bobby
Meyers placing second. Horace
Flatt of Rice placed third. In win
ning Saturday, Holmes, a sopho
more, took his second sabre meet.
He had previously copped (the
novice class competition.
The Cadets had an off day in
foil, however and though three of
them made the finals, they failed
to take a single place. Willie Mat-
thijetz made the best showing,
coming in fourth-
Remember the 1934 TU Game?
Anyone of these youthful looking athletes who
composed the 1934 A&M basketball team will be
glad to relate the highlights, if not a play-by-play
account, of their 34-29 Gregory Gym domina
tion of the Longhorn cagers—a feat that went
without parallel until the current Cadet squad
nipped Jack Gray’s Texas team, 33-32 last Tues
day. Familiar campus faces can be found in the
back row in the persons of Taylor Wilkins and
C. G. “Spike” White (first and second from the
left) and Griffin “Breezy” Breazeale (fourth
from left). Seated from the left to right arc
Tommy Hutto, Coahoma, Tex.; Johnnie Davis,
Baltimore, Md.; Joe Merka, Freer, Tex.; Earl
Sheppard, Port Arthur; and Joe Bisbey, Houston.
In the back row are Wilkins, A&M veterans ad
visor; White, Student Activities; Max Tohline,
Beaumont; Breazeale, A&M Counselor; Monte
Carmichael, Wharton; and Coach J. B. Reid,
now a rancher in Woodville, Tex.
Ag Cagers Carry Colors
ToNCAA Tournament Today
Coach John Floyd’s Cadet cagers
embark by train tonight at 6:10
from the West gate depot for
Kansas City and the first round
of the NCAA basketball tourna
ment where they will meet the
fast breaking University of Wash
ington Huskies.
A large crowd, reminiscent of
last season’s football sendoffs, is
expected to be on hand to wish the
Southwest Conference Tri-champ
ion cagers and their coach “good
The train will make connections
in Dallas late tonight, where the
team will board a sleeper that will
carry them into Kansas City
early tomorrow morning.
Jack Gray Resigns
As TV Cage Coach
Austin, Tex., March 20—(TP)—
Jack Gray resigned yesterday as
basketball boach at the University
of Texas to enter the consti'uction
Gray was the second head coach
of a major sport to quit at the
University this school year. Foot
ball Coach Blair Cherry quit Jan.
1. Gray’s resignation, effective
July 1, was announced by Dr. Ver
non Schuhardt, chairman of the
Athletic Council.
Withdrawal of the highly suc
cessful, popular coach came as a
complete surprise even to tbe coun
cil. Gray, a 1935 All-America Long
horn forward and mentor of three
championship Texas quintets, had
been mentioned as a possible suc
cessor to Athletic Dh'ector D. X.
Bible whenever the latter should
decide to retire.
No Successor Named
Dr. Schuhardt said the council
had no announcement to make con
cerning a successor.
“Three Guys
Named Mike”
“Bora Yesterday”
Gray said he would join the Mor
rison Construction Company.
The amiable, good-looking bas
ketball strategist had a knack for
fitting his attack to the kind of
material he had.
This year was a prime example.
At the start of the season, Texas
was rated to finish no better than
fifth. The experts said Texas did
n’t have the material. The Long
horns finished in a three-way tie
with Texas A&M and Texas Christ
ian University but didn’t place a
player on the all-Conference first
team. They missed the Regional
NCAA playoff by a one-pdint loss
to A&M.
Hustle Gets Credit
Gray said most of the credit
should be given to “hustle.”.
His other pennant winners were
the teams of 1939 and 1947. He
produced three All-Americans, Bob
by Moers in 1940, John Hargis in
1947,, and Slater Martin in 1949.
He was head coach continuously
from 1935 except for three war
years when he served in the Navy.
The 39-year-old coach is a mem
ber of the Nation Basketball Rules
Committee. His salary reportedly
was about .$8,000 a year. He is
married, has two daughters.
in fo
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The Washington quintet, winner
of 22 games this past season and
loser of five, will feature William
“Tippy” Dye’s own special Jbrand
of fast break and backboar® con
trol. The Pacific Coast team wrap
ped up its crown in convincing
style by nearly running UCLA to
death before defeating the Bruins
70-51 and 71-54.
Although A&M will be out
matched by taller men, Coach
John Floyd considers the A&M
team anything but underdogs.
The Huskies won all nine of their
non-conference games, 11 of
their 16 conference games and
both of their playoffs. A&M, by
comparison, won six non-con
ference tilts and dropped six,
won eight of its 12 conference
battles, and captured three of its
four playoff games.
A&M will probably start 6-8
Walter Davis at center, 6-5 John
Longhorn Nine
Blanks Karow’s
Buckeyes, 8 - 0
Austin, Tex., March 20—
(AP)—Behind the pitching of
sophomore Jimmy Hand, the
University of Texas blanked
Marty Karow’s Ohio State
University 8-0 yesterday.
Hand, southpaw from Bandera,
lassoed Ohio batters with seven
scattered hits. He walked three.
Eddie Burrows, Longhorn short
stop, smacked a 365-foot home run
to center field with two men on
base in the eighth inning to ice
the game. Texas batters, paced by
Wallace Jarl and Frank Kana,
touched pitcher Ed Bohnsiow for
four hits, five runs in seven inn
ings. They startled Ohio’s Dick
Smith with two hits, three runs—
including the homer—in the last
two stanzas.
Texas meets the Buckeyes again
today. The Longhorns last week
split with the Milwaukee Brewers,
4-10 and 4-3.
Ohio 000 000 000—0 7 5
Texas 000 210 23x—8 6 1
Bohnsiow, Smith (8), and Kauf
man, Gannon; Hand and Tate.
A1 “Red” Schoenienst of the St.
Louis Cardinals became a switch
hitter, in 1942 to overcome the han
dicap of a left eye injured by a
riocheting nail in a CCC camp.
Eyes Examined
Glasses If Needed
Broken Lenses Duplicated
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DeWitt and 6-4 LeRoy Miksch at
the forwards, and 5-9 Jewell Mc
Dowell and 5-8 Raymond Walker
at the guard posts. Washington
will probably field 6-7 Bob Houb-
regs at the central spot, 6-3 Frank
Guisness and 6-4 LaDon Henson as
forwards; and 5-10 Louis Soriana
and 6-1 Mike McCutchen at the
Matmen Win From
Dallas ‘Y’ 20 -16
The Aggie Wrestling Club de
feated the Dallas YMCA 20-16 Sat
urday night at DeWare Field
Members that wrestled were
Rudy Rivera, Curly Penn, Harold
Turner, Brad Bradford, Dick Bat-
tin, Warren Pierce, Leon Scott,
and H. D. Maxwell.
Three matches were determined
by points and five by pins.
The newly organized club is
coached by Jim Griffith, Physical
Education Wrestling Instructor.
The club wrestlers journey to
Dallas for a return match on tho
31 of March.
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you . . . . although we give
you fast service, we don’t
give your clothes the “rush,
act.” Each article of
clothing receives the same
careful attention
“Speedy but sure”—that’s
our motto.
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Meet Bearkats at 3 p. m.
This afternoon at 3:00 p.
m. the Aggie baseballers play
host to the Sam. Houston
Bearkats in what should be a
thrill-packed game at Kyle
In last year’s encounters,
these teams played twice,
with the Aggies winning on
Kyle Field but losing at
Bruce Faulk will take the
mound for the Bearkats this
afternoon. He has pitched one
other game this season, the
opener with SMU, which he won
Catcher for Sam Houston will be
veteran co-captain Jake Hughes,
who lias an impressive batting
average of .365.
The Bearkat infield consists of
co-captain R. L. Farrar at first,
Ray Wilkins at second, Bubba
Lloyd at short and Cotton Gottlob
at third.
Oz Hughes with a batting aver
age of .365, will be in right field.
He was one of the outstanding
figure in Sam Houston’s win over
TCU as he drove a triple into
left field to start the Kat’s win
ning rally.
Weldon in center and Oscar
Roth in left will make up the re
mainder of the Bearkats outfield.
Aggie Skipper Beau Bell will
call on either Pat Hubert or Ed
Sandlin for mound chores with
Johnny Logan, former playing-
coach for the Tri-City Blaekhawks
in the National Basketball Asso
ciation, is now in oKrea with the
Seventh Division. His ex-team-
mate, Gene Vance, is in Japan
awaiting assignment.
AI Ogletree completing the bat- i first two games. Southern Meth
odist was the first team to fall
by the wayside, as they came up on
the weak end of a 4-0 score- Later
| the Sam Houston ’diamond squad
' nipped Texas Christian 3-1.
The Cadet nine’s record of two
wins, and two losses is not so im
pressive as that of the Bearkats,
who have been the victor in their
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