The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 31, 1941, Image 3

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* ■ # * ? ? v T • o' W t p %■ ^ «• * HO.'HE)* JOHNSON BATTALION SPORTS EDITOR By Mike Haikin Melvin Deutsch, Texas Pitcher, Just Not Good Enough to Make All-Conference Team Among the many questions pop ped to the writer after the all-con ference team was hashed up was, “What about Melvin Deutsch ? Why was he not on the team? Well, what about him? Just because he pitched one good game during the year is no sign why he should be on the mythical squad. I admit he was just about the best pitcher in the league last year. But that was only LAST YEAR. A player who gets shelled off the mound five consecutive times certainly can’t be considered for an all-star team. Yes, he did pitch one good game (that against the Aggies), but if all-conference teams were chosen for one good performance, Brooks Atchison of S. M. U. and Roy Peden of A. & M. would certainly have to be considered seriously. FREE! Your Campaign Hat Stored Free Until September With a Cleaning - and Blocking Pay Next Fall Term! 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Harry is the trainer of the club, while his missus does the instructing. —o— Rex Francis, Aggie Gardener Bent on Professional Career Bumped into Rex Francis, fleet- foot Aggie outfielder of the past season, the other day, and had a good bull-session with him on the subject of baseball (of course). He’s made no plans for the future yet, but has a hankering for pro ball. He thinks he can get in with a West Texas League team just as a start. Rex has completed his eli gibility here, and it’s a darn shame that he has. If he had another year it’s almost certain that he would have set the conference afire with his playing. He was one of the fastest men on the team this year, and, undoubtedly one of the best clutch hitters in the league. —o— Sport Squibs From Here and There Football training will open here September 5, with the boys due to get plenty of hard work. . . Coach Homer Norton will be confronted with the job of rebuilding his cham pionship teams of 1939-1940. . . Texas University is the choice of most of the sorcalled “eggsperts” to cop the flag, but the Aggies think they’ll have a lot to say about it. . . When Thanksgiving comes in the “horseshoe” of Kyle Field, it will be, “Katy, bar the gate,” for the Steers. You'll like our and Our Products Mobilgas for economi- cal mileage, and Mobiloil for real motor protection . . . plus our friendly, efficient service is a combination you are sure to like. Try it, today l Aggieland Service Station Phone 4-1188 - East Gate VicW 1 aU “The Hut Sut Song” Freddie Martin “Will You Still Be Mine” Tommy Dorsey “For Want of a Star” Sammy Kay “Maria Elena” Tony Pastor “Daddy” Sammy Kay “The Spirit is Willing” Glenn Miller Ask about the new RCA Victor Long Life Needle HASWELL’S Bryan Watkins Can Jump J\J’ S Intramural Champs Over Dean’s Head Some in this school get on the “Dean’s team” while others just merely get in his hair. But when you get over the Dean’s head you are in the air—especially when it is Dr. T. D. Brooks, Dean of the Graduate School and Arts and Sci ences. And there’s a long, lanky lad in this institution that can ac complish the task. He is Kendrick “Pete” Watkins, ace high jumper of the Aggie track team. How you can get “Pete” out of Kendrick is something that Pete could not explain when asked how he acquired his nickname. Pete scrapes the sky at six feet four inches, weighs one hundred and eighty-five pounds and is now at the ripe old age of twenty years. Coming to A. & M. from Iowa Park High school, Pete’s awards there list like a “Who’s Who. Lis ten to this—All District, All Re gional, and All State high jumper, with a record of six feet two and seven-eights inches. Continuing to improve while here at A. & M., Pete has boasted and hoped that he might be able to jump over Dean Brook’s head. The Dean you know, is one of the tall est men on the campus. When asked what he thought about the performance of the feat, Dean Brooks replied, “Watkins may jump two inches over my head, but let’s hope he doesn’t try it, for he might be a little off his style when he tries.” Watkins has proved himself quite capable of such a feat when he won the quadrangular meet with Baylor, S.M.U., T.C.U., and the Aggies this year with a jump of six feet seven inches, exactly two inches over the Dean’s six feet five inches. Watkins is a sophomore at A. & M. and has two more years to see how high he can really jump. Civil Service Opens Sailmaker Positions The United States Civil Service Commission announces open com petitive examination for the posi tion of Sailmaker, $7.92, $7.44, $6.96 a Day. This examination is announced for filling vacancies in this position at the U. S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas. The examination is open to per sons who have reached their 20th birthday but who have not yet passed their 62nd birthday. Ap plicants must have completed a regular four-year apprenticeship as sailmaker, or have had four years of practical experience as sailmaker, the substantial equiva lent of such completed apprentice ship. No written test is required for this examination. Applicants will be rated on the quality and quan tity of their experience, and on their fitness, such ratings being based upon competitors’ sworn statements in their applications and upon verification thereof. Applications may be filed with the Recorder, Labor Board, U. S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, until further notice. Additional information and ap plication blanks may be obtained from the Secretary, Board of U. S. Civil Service Examiners, Post Office, College Station, Texas and Bryan, Texas, or from the Re corder, Labor Board, U. S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Tex as; or from the Manager, Tenth U. S. Civil Service District, Cus tomhouse, New Orleans, Louisi ana. Aggies!! We thank you for your fine patronage this year. Relax between finals at the NEW YORK CAFE Bryan m • i .*1 The upperclassemen of E Field are pictured in the above pic ture, while the freshmen are below. BATTALION MAY 31 PAGE 3 Intramurals E Field Artillery Hustled and Played Hard to Come Out Intramural Champs By Mike Mann The curtain has fallen on an other intramural season and it’s “Hats Off” to the full squad of Battery E, Field Artillery who are college intramural champions in both Class A and B. Ben Griffith, Class A manager, deserves much praise for the part he played in leading the upper classmen to many victories. He put forth much time and effort to bring his teams to the front. Not to be forgotten is D. W. Simmons who held down the man aging post for the ‘fish’ intra- muralers. Being manager of a Class B team is somewhat of a handicap due to the fact that the boys are together for the first time and their talents are un known. Simmons proved to be an efficient manager and his teams had only one forfeit for the entire year. The E Battery boys were col lege champions in Class A water polo and swimming; and finished runner-ups in wrestling and track. They placed high in handball, touch football, speedball, volleyball, box ing, and ping pong. Wilson college girls have or ganized 35 different types of cam pus “services” to raise money for their share of the seventieth an niversary fund to be used to con struct a $250,000 student alumnae building. By Mike Haikin Blaring forth out of nowhere to become' the league’s leading hurler is the job accomplished by Lemuel Pierce (Lefty) Bumpers within the space of one year. It was just a year ago that Bumpers reported to Coach Marty Karow for the open ing of the 1940 baseball season after being ineligible for two sea sons. Not many cadets had ever heard of the southpaw when he started his first game against the Ran dolph Field Flyers of Sari Antonio. He won that game by a 13 to 3 count, but that still didn’t sell the majority of the corps on him. He lost his next tilt to T. C. U. 4 to 1. Bumpers Stops Texas Then came the crucial series with Texas. Stevenson, Bass, and Lindsey were the “big three’ of the cadet hurling staff, so Karow had quite a variety to choose from. He started Stevenson, but it was no soap as the Longhorns hit ev erything he offered. He replaced Charlie with Lindsey, and Ralph, too, couldn’t stem the tide. Bass had a sore arm, so the only choice that was left was Bumpers. The southpaw came in with none out in Lipscomb-Munnerlyn Party Honors Players, Captains the second frame, and limited the hard-hitting Longhorns to three scratch hits. The Longhorns had their batting practice in the first two innings, but after that, all they could hit was thin air as Bumpers whiffed eight of them. That performance made Bump ers. Following the Texas series, he went on to pitch masterful games against S.M.U. and Baylor, the latter being a one-hit tilt. On top of all that, he was accorded all conference mention by most sport scribes throughout the southwest. Lefty was the hardest working as well as the best pitcher in the league this year. He pitched in 15 games, 110 innings, and had a re markable earned run average of 2.67. He struck out: 74 men and walked but 41. The latter mark was especially good, because Bump ers was known to be as wild as a March hare. Lefty’s most treasured perform ance this year probably was the Texas series. He was the only Ag gie athlete to subdue the Long horns in any sport this year, and he is certainly proud of that rec ord. (Continued on Page 4) Informal Meal Given Winners and Guests By Jack Hollimon Climaxing a great season in Ag- gieland sports, Doc Lipscomb and Ford Munnerlyn presented the most valuable player and captain awards to the winners Wednesday night in the home of Mr. Munnerlyn in South Oakwood. Receiving most valuable player awards were Roy Bucek, track; Marion Pugh, foot ball; J. T. Lang, basketball; and Lefty Bumpers, baseball. Men who captained the clubs and were awarded were Bill Dawson, basket ball; Marion Pugh, baseball; Jim Thomason, track and football, and Tommy Vaughn, football. Awards were in the form of life time Shaeffer pens and desk sets for the most valuable players and lifetime Shaeffer military pen sets for the captains. Each award was beautifully engraved with the name, sport, and date. Before the presentation, an in formal dinner was served under the guidance of Mrs. Lillian Mun nerlyn. Beef barbecue, fresh beans, potato salad, relishes, and iced tea composed the well-received menu. In the first after dinner speech, Mr. Lipscomb complimented Mrs. Munnerlyn and she entertained with several songs of her own com position including the newest en titled “The Twelfth Man,” recent ly written for the A. & M. cadet corps. Lipscomb introduced Mr. Mun nerlyn who expressed best wishes to the honored men and he pre sented the trophies. In behalf of the entire baseball squad, Marion Pugh gave to Coach Marty Karow a pen and pencil set in apprecia tion of his efforts and sportsman ship with the boys and the team. Karow is retiring from the baseball front to take over Aggie basketball wars. This terminates a season of great athletics for A. & M. and the party was a fitting tribute to those cadets who have competed under the col ors of maroon and white for the past four years and those who have gained recognition as the most val uable man on the team. Those present besides Vaughn, Pugh, Thomason, Lang, Bucek, Bumpers, and Dawson were A. & M. coaches “Dough” Rollins, “Hub” McQuillan, Lil Dimmit, Marty Ka row, Charley DeWare, Virgil Jones, Harry Faulkner, Frank An derson, and Manning Smith. Dean T. D. Brooks, dean of the school of arts and sciences, was once mayor of the city of Waco. We have enjoyed serv ing you this school year. The “Old Faithful” hopes that you have an enjoyable summer. CASEY’S Confectionery In The “Y” The Class B players came out on top in three sports; horseshoes, ten nis, and track. They took second places in handball and softball. The rest of the sports in which they placed were ping pong, boxing, touch football, and basketball. Class A teams of E Field mass ed a total of 840 points while the Class B squads gained a total of 809.1 points. Class A intramural competition had seventeen sports and Class B saw fifteen sports being played. Notable about the champs was their attitude in the game. From the very first game they came out to win and worked hard. The Field boys brought their best teams out for every game and did not hold back. They were in the game to win and win they did! The E Field teams were not necessarily composed of superior material. They were, however, above the average players who went into every game with the idea of winning fairly and square ly- Orchids to Battery E, Field Ar tillery, Aggieland’s Intramural Champions for 1940-1941. dyers mattkr# AMERICAN- STEAM AUNDRY DRY * ♦ CLEANEST PHONE 2-1585 BRYAN Patronize Your Agent in Your Organization ry Bumpers Has Led Hurlers Since Last Year’s Texas Game ATTENTION AGGIES! 75c 75c Hats Cleaned, Reblocked and Stored During the Summer All Work Positively Guaranteed BRYAN HATTERS Next to Western Union - Bryan - Phone 2-1538 ry Now is the time to pay your account Aggies. . . It has been a great pleasure to serve you. Now you are at the bat. A clean slate is a clean hit. . . Do not fail us. 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