1941 ACC Varsity Football Try outs

31 Report for ACC Drills - Bert is named in the next to last paragraph.

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1941 ACC Varsity Football Try outs - Tribe, Cats Begin Grid Practice Many Backs Al...
Tribe, Cats Begin Grid Practice Many Backs Al McMurry McMurry college football aspirants 24 strong, romped at a rather brisk pace yesterday as sprinc practice got uncienvRV at the reservation. Included in the number of hopefuls were 16 letter-men, a quartet of transfers, three squadmen and four youngsters to ^vhom football as enacted at McMurry is something new. . Passing, punting and the routine quota of calisthenics and jogs about the field were a part of the opening day drills. The squad was long on backs. Lettermen showing" up included R. L. Wood. Bill Eliington- Jini Baug-h, Dillard Adair, Frailer Damron, Clifton Beasley, Al Simmons, Johnny Walker. Ben Braly and Elmer Watson. Beas- ie.v and Simmons did not play on the 1940 team. Armond Jones and Floyd Doty were transfers aspiring for backfield slots. Other veterans included Gerald Anderson and J. E. Garett, ends; Arthur Wylie. tackle; Don and Dick Raymond, guards; and Bud Wheeler, center. Stanley Sieman. tackle- center, and Dick Jones, guard, are transfer linemen. Both formerly attended Texas Tech. Porter Willis, lanky basketball forward- was among the end aspirants as was Harry Soliday,. midterm addition from Carlsbaci, N. M., high school and Sam Darby, squad- man of San Antonio. Bob Horton. Abilene, is an additional guard candidate. Ray (Goon) Steadman, McLean squaaman, and Evrinr (Steamboat* Jones, Abilene, are out for tackle. Sixteen Teams Enter Lawn Event SIMON SIMPLE FOR LOUIS? -- Abe Simon (above), says his manager, Jimmy Johnston, hits harder and takes a harder punch than anyone Joe Louis has met. Also, says Johnston, the 6 foot, 5 inch. 250 pound challenger is determined to be the first Jewish heavyweight champion since the late 1700s. But. say the experts, he has to contend with Joe Louis himself. And. say the experts, Simon should he simple for Louis. They meet in Detroit on March 21. the occasion being Louis' 15th defense of his heavyweight championship crown. Gordon Is Looking Great at First For Unpredictable Ruppert Rifles By WHITNEY MARTIN ST. PETERSBURG. Fla, Mar. 10 --The moving of Joe Gordon from second base to first base on the New York Yankees came as a surprise in some quarters, but it was no pin-prodded jump on the part of Joe McCarthy. He isn't the kind 10 turn out a mushy, half-churned idea, "Been thinking of it quite a with the St. Louis Cardinals. His quick, dark eyes followed the ball on its stuttering journey--from ! lean Red Rolfe to agile Joe Gordon. j from chunky Phil Rizzuto to lithe ' Gerald Friday. "He'll be all riffht," McCarthy - continued, referrinf to Gordon. "He's got some little things to learn here and there, but I'll bet he never makes the same mistake twice. It all depends 31 Report for ACC Drills Thirty-one candidates for the Abilene Christian college 1942 varsity, including eleven lettermen and last year's yell leader, reported yesterday for the opening spring drill for the Wildcats. The veterans who reported to Head Coach A. B. (Bugs) Morris and Line Coach Tonto Coleman were Johnnv Owens. Bill McClure. Buster Dixon. J. E. Mullins and Bobbie James, all backs- Arrell Roberts, Gene Bennett. Hulen Strom- qulst. Henry Roberson, Dick Stovall and Dave Lovelace, all linemen. The yell leader who is giving up the megaphone and sideline stunting for a spin with the varsity is Clayton Colson. PVEATT UNCERTAIN Mike Hughes, letterman at end, probably will work some with the footballers but he is concentrating mostly on track and field at the present time. Still another veteran, Tackle Tiny Pycatt, Is not out for spring practice. Pyeatt may not return to school next fail since he has been offered a coaching: job at Clyde. Outstanding among the newcomers at the ACC practice were Tip Money, an all-conference fullback with Oklahoma Baptist university !ast fall, and James McWhorter. all-conference tackle with the same team. The cwo boys transferred to C. along with Backfielder Oliver Jackson, now out for track, when OBU dropped football. Remainder of the roster includes Ivan Rawlings, James Quails, C. W. Johnson. Juan Haines, Dudley Lemmons. J. P. Ward, Preston Ward. Herbert Staff. Bert Powell, Fred Givens.- Roy Grain and Leonard Woods, aJ] IJnemen, and Richard Golden. Bill Hay and James Burton, backs. The spring training period will run for 30 days, scrimmaging likely to get underway by the last of this week and squad games probably starting by a week from Saturday. a

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  1. Abilene Reporter-News,
  2. 11 Mar 1941, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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