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Probable Conference Winner Will Be
Decided Upon in Next Saturday^ Game
By Dub Oxford
You’ve all heard how “every dog
has his day,” well our day is com
ing. Or should I say days? It all
boils down to this. Next Friday
and Saturday the Aggie nine will
meet the “tea sippers” on Kyle
Field, and according to the dope-
sters the Aggies have a margin
on the T. U. squad. So get set for
the “test” of the season. And not
only are you going to see the best
ball game of the year, but the band
and yell leaders will be there and
we are going to have a “wallopin’
Texas time.” So come on down
after that class and get your re
Pushing long-legged Mac Um-
stattd to a new record of 1 minute
53.8 in the 880, Ralph Henderson
broke the old record in the event
to come in second. Continuing fur
ther in track, Bill Henderson board
ed a train Friday night for Fort
Worth and came back to Aggie-
land with a fourth place in jave
Athlete of the day in the 1941
Southwest Conference track meet
held in Austin was chunky Roy
Bucek. Bucek won individual hon
ors with 11% points, and it is in-
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terested to note that this was more
than the Arkansas, Baylor, or T.
C. U. teams. Roy shouldn’t be late
to any of his classes now, for he
was awarded a watch for his out
standing performance.
Back to the baseball situation
again, the Aggies won three games
straight last week and that now
makes a grand total of six games
won. In the T. C. U. game, Bill
Henderson pitched only one hit
for seven innings and Charlie Stev
enson finished out the rest of the
fracas, doing a fine job as a relief
pitcher. Jeffrey also hit his sec
ond home run of the season.
All of you potential golfers can
well be limbering up your putters
and niblicks. Staging an invitation
tournament Sunday, May 25, the
Bryan Country club will be host
to an innumerable number of golf
ers from this area. This is an ad
vance notice of the tournament and
there ought to be a large contin
gent of Aggies on the greens to
make a try for some of the prizes
Coach Art Adamson was quite
a surprised man Friday night at
the water carnival—if coaches can
be surprised at anything their
team does. Coach Adamson was
presented a nifty brown suit which
was set off by yellow pin stripes.
Just any day now, you will see Art
joining the ranks of the “esquires.”
The presentation was made by
Nickey Ponthieux, captain of the
swimming and water polo team.
Highlight of the Water Carnival
was the outstanding performance
of Leslie “Iron Lungs” McCar
thy who swam three lengths of
the pool and 26 feet over to
break a world record for under
water swimming.
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Bucek Is
In SW Track
Texas U Cops SW
Track Meet With
Rice, A&M Trailing
By Jack Hollimon
Texas A. & M. hustling hurdler,
Roy Bucek, lifted his 195 pounds
of muscle over both hurdle events
at the Southwest conference meet
in Austin Saturday to take first
in each race and an award as the
days outstand
ing perform
er. His efforts
helped the Ag
gies into third
place in the
meet with 31
points j^ehind
Texas’ w i n -
ning 64 points
and Rice In
stitute’s 40%.
Bucek was
high point man
with 1 1 %
points and he was the only double
winner of the meet.
The University of Texas, Rice,
and A. & M. were the only teams
entered tljat produced real results.
S.M.U. followed the Aggies with
17 points; Arkansas, 11; Baylor,
7; and Texas Christian brought
up the rear with 5% points. Bu
cek scored more individually than
the last three teams.
Three records fell during the
running of this climax of confer
ence track. Harold Hall of Rice
ran the 440-yard dash in 47.8 to
wash out the old record of 48 flat
held by Sanders of Rice; Texas’
440-yard relay team of Seay,
Sparks, Ramsdell, and Hill sprint
ed the oval in 41.4 to tie the old
record; lanky Henry Coffman of
Rice high-jumped 6 feet 7% inch
es to break the old mark of Tex
as’ Jack Vickery at 6 feet 6 inch
es; and Mac Umstattd of the
Steers set a new half-mile stan
dard with a brilliant 1:53.8 that
saw Aggie Ralph Henderson fol
low him around under the old re
cord of 1:54.2 held by Calvin Bell
of the Owls.
Carlton Terry, the Texas sprint
er who ran the 9.2 hundred in
College Station last week during
the “Little Conference” meet,
romped the distance in 9.6 to take
first place in Austin, but he pulled
a muscle and was withdrawn from
other competition.
Joe Blagg, Owl 220 star, ran his
heart out but Fred Ramsdell put
on the heat with a fast 21.3 to
shade Blagg in the last five yards.
This was one of the most thrilling
races of the day.
After Texas dropped the baton
in the mile relay event, Rice cross
ed the tape ahead of A. & M. in
second place. The Steers recovered
in time to finish in third spot a-
head of Arkansas. Umstattd of
Texas helped put the Longhorns
back in the running when he flash
ed around with the picked-up ba
ton and set the stage for Rams
dell to make up lost distance.
Southwest Conference Track Summaries:
120-yard high hurdles: won by Bucek,
A. & M.; Davis, Texas; Tate, S.M.U.:
Groseclose, T.C.U. Time: 14.6.
100-yard dash: won by Terry, Texas;
Ramsdell, Texas; Blagg, Rice; Smith, A.
& M. Time: 9.6.
220-yard low hurdles: won by Bucek,
A. & M.; Garrison, S.M.U.; Davis, Texas;
Tate, S.M.U. Time: 23.6.
220-yard dash: won by Ramsdell, Tex
as ; Blagg, Rice; Hall, Rice; Smith, A.
& M. Time: 21.3.
440-yard dash: won by Hall, Rice;
Sparks, Texas; Dealy, S.M.U.; Lineham,
S.M.U. Time: (New Record) 47.8.
880-yard run: won by Umstattd, Texas ;
Henderson, A. & M.; Terrill, Arkansas;
Riddle, Texas. Time (New Record) 1:53.8.
One mile run: won by Hafernick, Tex
as ; Spencer, Arkansas ; Stewart, A. & M.;
Todd, Baylor. Time: 4:22.7.
Two mile run: won by Spencer, Ar
kansas ; Taylor, T.C.U.; Gibson, S.M.U.;
Elmore, A. & M. Time: 10:06.6.
440-yard relay: won by Texas; A. & M.;
Rice; T.C.U. Time: 41.4.
Mile Relay: won by Rice; A. & M.;
Texas: Arkansas. Time: 3:22.2.
High jump: won by Coffman, Rice;
Walters, Baylor; Watkins, A. & M.;
Ricks, A. & M. Mark: 6 feet 7% inches.
Broad jump: won by Carmichael, Texas;
Garrison, S.M.U.; Slovacek, Texas; Wiley,
Rice; and Groseclose, T.C.U. tied. Mark:
23 feet 4% inches.
Pole vault: won by Small, Texas; Lay,
Rice; Coons, Rice ; Berry, S.M.U.; Ricks,
A. & M. tied. Mark: 13 feet.
Shot put: won by Deal, Rice; Wilson,
Baylor; Hartman, Rice; Thomason, A. &
I M. Mark: 60 feet.
Javelin: won by Adair, Texas; Seale,
Texas; Barnett, S.M.U.; Bill Hender-
| son, A. & M. Mark: 197 feet 8 inches.
Discus throw: won by Hughes, Texas;
Hartman, Rice; Deal, Rice; Henry, A. &
M. Mark: 160 feet 8 inches.
Past Nine Month’s
Fertilizer Sales Up
Fertilizer tag sales from Sep
tember 1, 1940 to May 1, 1941 were
equivalent to 121,710 tons, accord
ing to Dr. G. S. Fraps, Texas
State Chemist. For the corres
ponding period a year ago, the
sales were 111,723 tons, indicat
ing a gain of approximately 10,-
J 000 tons.
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MAY 13
Swimming, Tennis, Pingpong
And Softball Playoffs Due Soon
By Mike Haikin
As vacation time rolls around,
another successful intramural pro
gram is about to pull down its
curtains. Only swimming, tennis,
pingpong, and softball remain on
their list, with the playoffs for
each due to start in the very near
future. There are still a few soft-
ball games that have to be made
up before the playoffs begin, -but
all indications point to a quick
(The following constitute for
feits that were made Wednesday,
May 7 to Saturday, May 10.)
Class A
A Cavalry (3)
1st Corps Hdq.
K Infantry
D Infantry
E Infantry (2)
F Coast
A Engineers
D Engineers
H Field Artillery
Class B
Infantry Band (2)
A Cavalry
Somebody in the Cavalry and
Infantry will be mighty disap
pointed when the final tabulations
on their standings are established.
Softball again hit the spotlight
last week, with games being scat
tered all over the playing field.
One of the feature tilts of the day
was played between C and D Ca-
Aggie Polo Team
Downs Shreveport
By 8 to 7 Score
Shreveport invaded Jackson Field
Sunday afternoon and a large
Mother’s Day crowd saw the Tex
as Aggie polo team turn them back
8 to 7. At half time, everything
was even at two goals each, but
the last periods turned into a bar
rage of goals and A. & M., never
headed, raced over the eighth
score in the closing minutes.
The tilt was nip and tuck all
the way, and Bill Braid, who play
ed the entire game, led his team
mates in scoring with four goals.
He was tied with Dr. Young of
Shreveport for high point honors,
and his riding was a display of
reckless abandon and ability in
the saddle.
H. R. Scivally of the Shreveport
club scored three goals and Bill
Hart chalked up two for the cadets.
Rice and MacDonald of A. & M.
scored one goal each.
Turning in stellar relief work,
Jack Buie, Norrin McGowan, and
Clyde Raley helped hold the op
ponents in check while Braid play
ed the wood through the flags
from his scoring position. The en
tire club made a great showing
and their teamwork kept Shreve
port under throughout the contest.
A. & M. mounts were used by
both teams with the exception of
ponies used by O’Quin and Young
of Shreveport. Their horses were
brought along with the club. Sam
Brown was the fourth Shreveport
Officiating at the game was Jack
Hays of the University of Cali
Aggie Fish Win First
Game of Year, 7 to 2
Coach Harry Faulkner’s Aggie
Freshmen nine hit the win col
umn for the first time this year
as they downed Pete Dowling’s
classy Reagan High School dia-
mondeers to the tune of 7 to 2
here Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs, who are the class
iest team in their league, suffer
ed their first loss of the year
when Shuffered, Fish hurler, held
them to five scattered hits. They
tallied their runs in the seventh
and eighth innings.
Opening with two runs in the
opening inning, the cadets added
a run in the second, two in the
fifth and one each in the sixth
and seventh frames. Don Mc-
Cance led the Fish attack with two
blows, while the five Reagan hits
were divided equally among the
Bulldog hitters.
valry, whose rivalry before the
game knew no bounds. So they set
tled it with a hard fought game of
baseball with the C Troopers get
ting the best of the ordeal. A six-
run rally in the second frame was
enough to give them an 8 to 6
win. They led 7 to 0 until the
fourth but Dixon, C Cavalry pitch
er, blew up and let four runs filter
in. Ellis’ triple with the sacks
jammed was the big blow of the
Another rivalry came to an ab
rupt halt when E Field Artillery
shaded their “brothers” from A
Field Artillery to the tune of 2 to
0. Ivey, E Field chunker, hurled
one-hit ball to completely subdue
his rivals.
H Infantry pushed over 7 tal
lies in the final inning and an
other one in the extra frame to
come through with a 15 to 14 vic
tory over the 4th Corps Hdq. in
a wild hitting game. Battling for
all they were worth, the “paddle-
feet” finally overcame a 7 run
lead, and drove on to victory in the
next canto.
D Engineers advanced into the
semifinals in the volleyball play
offs by eliminating the strong but
outclassed E Field Artillery, 2 to
0. It was a hard fought battle in
the first game, with the Engineers
barely surviving a 15 to 11 vic
tory. However, the tireless En
gineers proved their worth by
stomping the Artillerymen for a
15 to 2 victory.
Underwater Swim
Record Broken By
Leslie McCarthy
Setting a new world record, Les
lie McCarthy swam 326 feet un
der water as a part of the fifth
annual Water Carnival which was
held last week. McCarthy who is
a junior, makes a specialty of
submerged swmming and will be a
welcome addition to coach Adam
son’s tankers next year.
The length of McCarthy’s swim
was measured immediately after
his feat was performed comply
ing with the A.A.U. rules, and
Coach Adamson is now at work at
tempting to get the record recog
nized. McCarthy broke the old
record by six feet.
Other features of the carnival
were the water polo games play
ed by the members of the old and
new area Friday night. The re
sults of this match ended with
the old area taking a win with
a score of 1 to 0. Saturday night
the seniors and ex-Aggies played
the undergraduates and the sen
iors won 2 to 0.
Aggies Meet Steers Here
Friday in Crucial Series
Cadets Win From
S.M.U. and T.C.U
Following their successful in
vasion of North Texas, the Texas
Aggie nine returned with vim and
vigor as they prepared to give
the league leading Texas Long
horns a rousing welcome when the
two teams battle for the Southwest
Conference baseball crown here
next Friday and Saturday.
The Karowmen have five days
in which to get ready for the Tex
as juggernaut, with the game
scheduled at Austin yesterday be
ing reset to May 19.
Six consecutive victories have
found their place under the cadet
belt, with three of these coming on
the road. They opened the first
of a two game series last Thurs
day with an 8 to 6 win over the
T.C.U. Frogs. Charlie Stevenson’s
relief twirling proved to be just
what the doctor ordered, while Hub
Moon’s pinch single in the eighth
frame put the game on ice for
the erstwhile cadets.
Bill Henderson’s hurling was.
the bright spot in the 13 to 1
victory over the Frogs the follow
ing day. Bill allowed only one
blow for seven innings to gain
his second victory of the season.
He gave way to Roy Peden after
tiring in the seventh frame. Mar
lin Jeffrey’s lusty circuit hit
was the hardest blow of the game.
Following their series with the
Horned Frogs, the Aggies swung
around to Dallas where they took
on the dangerous S.M.U. Mus
tangs. For four frames Lefty
Bumpers and Brooks Atchison had
a fiery duel in which neither side
tapped a ball out of the infield.
In the fifth, Bumpers’ single start
ed off a rally that produced the
Aggies four tallies. They scored
one more in the seventh, and iced
the game with a five run rally in
the ninth canto. The final score
was 10 to 1.
Meanwhile, the Texas Long
horns were matching the Aggies
run by run and hit by hit as they
tamed the Baylor Bears in a two
game series at Austin last week
end. Udell Moore hurled the first
-f-fray with the efficiency of his
father, Wiley Moore, and a 9 to
4 victory resulted. The second
game, however, wasn’t exactly the
same story. The Bears grabbed a
6 to 1 lead before the Steers could
even get a loud foul. Lefty Gold
en was pitching superb ball, but
his support waned into thin air,
and the Steers, aided by a two x'un
outburst in the seventh frame, went
on to win, 7 to 6. Beefus Bryan’s
relief hurling, after Melvin Deutsch
had been sent to the showers, was
the bright spot in the Longhorn’s
The Steers take on the revamped
Rice Owls today at Austin in an
important clash.
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