The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, July 25, 1942, Image 3
By (Bike Haikin
Battalion Sports Editor
Cadets’ Response in Turning in Ballots
May Place Few Aggies on All-Star Squad
Balloting for the College All-
Star team ended Thursday here,
and, although at this time, final
tabulations have not as yet been
completed, the response by the Ca
dets was far over expectations.
Sure enough, Aggies dominated
the team, but, with a few excep
tions, the Cadets proved to be pret
ty good pickers. Since, they were
more or less restricted to South
west Conference players, the ma
jority of the ballots did not include
gridsters outside this area.
Before the voting even had start
ed in these parts, Jim Sterling,
Martin Ruby and Derace Moser
were already assured of a spot on
the All-Star squad, but the reason
for this writer’s request for an
avalanche of votes for these boys
is the fact that enough votes may
be able to shove one of the three
Aggie aces into a starting post.
Sterling led all votes, missing out
on only a scant number of ballots.
Moser and Ruby were right behind
and received plenty of help from
this Cadet corps.
Besides these three Aggies men
tioned, Roy Bucek and Marshall
Spivey have a good chance to make
the squad. Bucek, especially has
been polling a great number of
votes and came out far ahead of
his nearest rival, Chal Daniel, Tex
as’ sensational guard. These boys
have not been mentioned too much
in the nation’s voting, but those
extra votes by the Cadets may be
just the thing that puts them on
the All-Star team.
Aside those fans who voted
“hat-cord,” that is, naming all Ag
gies on the team, the voting was
quite representative. Tabulations
so far show the following team:
Sterling (A. & M.) and Kutner
(Texas), ends; Ruby (A. & M.)
and Pasqua (S.M.U.), tackles; Bu
cek (A. & M.) and Daniel (Texas),
guards; Clarkson (A. & I.), cen
ter; and Moser (A. & M.), Spivey
(A. & M.), Layden (Texas) and
Wilson (Baylor), backs. Spivey was
only a scant number of votes ahead
of Presto Johnson, S.M.U. back.
Surprise of the voting was A. &
I.’s great pivot man, Stu Clarkson,
who outranged A. & M.’s J. M.
(Cotton) Williams by a small mar^
gin. Clarkson had to rally fast to
beat out Williams, who, for a time
was far ahead.
Again, this corner wants to
thank all those who took part in
the voting. I know this will be
duly appreciated by all the Aggie
gridsters in the running and may
help them either get on the start
ing lineup or at least make the
squad. Thanks again for your
Sports Squibs From Here and There; Some
Notes on Twilight League Here and Yonder
Notes on Twilight League soft-
ball . . . The second-place Campus
Cleaners really showed some stuff
on the ball when they slaughtered
the supposedly invincible Western
Auto ten, 18-6, in an exhibition
game last Wednesday night . . .
it also gave the Twilight League
plenty of prestige . . . the Clean
ers garnered 20 hits off the Bryan
hurlers, with Gillette’s long home-
run far over the left fielder’s head
being the bife blow of the game . . .
the Twilight-Commercial League
proved to be quite a success ac
cording to the spectator’s view
point Thursday night . . . Only
five hits were collected—-three by
the homelings and two by the vis
itors and none of the runs scored
by either side were earned . . .
Johnny Hejl and Gregg Ramsey
did some great hurling for the
Twilight Leaguers with the, latter
especially standing out with his
great control . . . Roger Bond of
the Bryanites showed plenty of
stuff on the ball but erratic sup
port by his teammates changed the
complexion of the game . . . the
big game of the day will come
Monday when the Campus Cleaners
and Loupot’s collide on Diamond 4
to determine the leader of the
league . . . the Cleaners are only
a game behind and a win will dead
lock the league once more . . .
Coach Homer Norton, who has
been vacationing in Galveston for
the past two weeks, is slated to
return to College Monday ... he
will stay here for a short duration
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Loupot-Campus Cleaner Fracas Features
Of Four Twilight League Tilts Monday
Saturday, July 23, 1942
Twilight League Standings
Holick’s Cleaners ...
Loupot vs. Campus Cleaners
.... Diamond 4
Campus Theatre vs.
.... Diamond 6
Lipscomb’s Pharmacy vs. Aggie
.... Diamond 7
Holick’s Cleaners vs.
The league-leading Loupot’s
Trading Post team faces its tough
est test of the current Twilight
League season when it collides
with the fast and rugged Campus
Cleaners Monday night. The Clean
ers have been steadily improving
of late, and it would be no great
surprise if they pulled into a tie
with Loupot’s by virtue of this
Wednesday night the Cleaners
took on Western Auto team, cur
rent leaders of the Bryan league,
and decisively defeated them by a
top-heavy score of 18-6. The heavy
hitting of the Campus boys is quite
a factor to be reckoned with as
the score of this contest will attest.
Loupot’s team has been setting
quite a pace for the Twilight
League, and are now riding the
crest of an eight game winning
Aggie Polo Team Makes First Debut of Summer This
Afternoon; Clash With Strong San Angelo Team at 2:30
Clashing with the hard riding,
hard hitting San Angelo Javelinas,
the A. & M. polo team will play
the first of a two game series this
afternoon at 2:30, according to
Marty Mertz, team spokesman.
The match will be played on the
polo field north of the East G'ate.
The other game of the series will
be played Sunday afternoon at the
same time and place, Mertz said.
Boasting an undefeated record
this season, the San Angelo team
is one of the strongest teams in
Texas. At a meet held in San An
gelo in June the Javelinas defeat
ed in ^hort order teams from Big
Spring, Lamesa, Lubbock and Dal
Riding at the number one post
for San Angelo is Len Mertz. At
number two post will be Fred Roe,
Jr. Both of these men are hard
riding veterans. At number three
In an era of slogans and by
words a typical phrase has been
adopted by the Intramural depart
ment as their official slogan. It is
“Keep ’em Playing.” These words
exemplify the spirit of the depart
ment in their never-ending endeav
or to encourage participation in
sports over the campus.
• CLASS A
K Infantry, tennis
A Field Artillery, tennis
H Field Artillery, tennis
F Field Artillery, softball
3rd Corps Headquarters,
A Replacement Center, soft-
1st Headquarters Field Ar
tillery, water polo
B Cavalry, water polo
I Field Artillery, swimming
The recreational questionnaires
which were sent out by the Intra
mural department have been re
turned for the most part but some
are still in the hands of 4he recrea
tional officers who are urged to
bring them to the office as soon
as possible. A number of organiza
tions have not turned in their In
tramural fees and Dewey Hoke
says that the department is in a
receptive mood for these funds.
as he will leave for Chicago in a
couple of weeks to begin the Col
lege All-Star practice . . . the
game between the College All-
Stars and Chicago Bears comes
off August 28 and the gridsters
will take off 2 weeks for practice
. . . the executive committee has
extended the time limit of Twi
light League games . . . Instead
of all games being over by 8
o’clock, the teams are permitted to
play until 8:15 .. . this gives all
of the teams a chance to go the
full seven inning route . . . Polo
at A. & M. hits big time again
when the Aggie malletmen clash
with the strong San Angelo team
in a two game series today and to
morrow . . . the matches will be
played on the new field located in
the Cavalry Drill field . . . Coach
Lt. Bill North and his boys have
been working hard to make this
series a success, so let’s show him
our appreciation by turning out
and giving the Aggie poloists some
great support . . . Admission is
free to everyone.
and four posts are “Dutch” Even-
ger and Lt. Bill “Curly” Dent, both
nationally known stars.
For the Aggies, Lt. W. G. North,
team coach, will start either Clyde
Raley or Joe Mertz at number, one.
Norris C. McGowen, Jack Buie, J.
T. Westbrook or Dyke Gillen at
number two, Captain Bill Braid at
number three and Marty Mertz or
Dick Harding at number four po
Of added interest to the match
is the fact that two members of
the Aggie team will be playing
their father. Joe and Marty Mertz,
number one and number four play
ers respectively for the Aggies,
will cross mallets with the number
one player of the Javelinas and
will try to show their father some
new tricks to the game.
Regardless of the outcome of the
friendly rivalry between father and
The Intramural department has
requested that an explanation be
given concerning Class A and B
eligibility in an effort to clarify
this matter. It seems that one team
was disqualified from a Class B
league play-off because of the use
of sophomores who did not have
their P.E. credit.
Here is the definition of who is
eligible for Class B competition as
given by the Intramural Hand
book: “A freshman is defined as
a student who is attending college
for the first time or one who has
transferred from another college
and who still is required to take
Required Physical Education.” Just
remember that anyone who does
not wear a fish stripe plays Class
A sports but anyone who wears a
fish stripe does not necessarily
play Class B. A man wearing a
fish stripe participates in Class B
sports unless he has transferred
from another school and already
has his P.E. credits.
Champions will be decided in
various sports as playoffs are com
ing to a close. E Infantry meets E
Field Artillery and C Replacement
Center takes on B Infantry in the
semi-final events of Class B volley
ball Monday afternoon. The cham
pions of Class A water polo will
be decided early next week when
3rd Headquarters Field Artillery
and I Field Artillery clash to de
cide the top team.
New leagues now beginning are
Class A volley ball and swimming
and Class B water polo and tennis.
Schedules were sent to' recreational
officers by the department yester
day afternoon. Class B water polo
opened Thursday night and the
other sports will begin immediate
G Coast Artillery really cleaned
house on B Cavalry in a Class A
softball game in which the Artil
lerymen whitewashed the Cavalry
men 24-0. Ed Wood, on the mound
for the Coast team, slugged out a
couple of hits besides holding down
sons Lt. North promised that there
would be plenty of action. Mertz
said admission would be free and
urged that a large crowd turn out
with that “ole Army” spirit and
support the Aggies.
Second Round of
The second round of the Intra
mural department’s open tourna
ments close tomorrow and still the
playing is slow. Last week a num
ber of last-minute games saved nu
merous men from forfeits. The en
trants are reminded of the request
concerning the form used in sub
mitting the results of a match.
The information placed on slip
should include: the sport played,
the class (whether singles or dou
bles), and the names of both the
winners and losers.
Some of the results of the games
of this week’s round are given be
low. These are the results record
ed through 3 p. m. Friday. The
winners are listed in capitals.
REUSS vs. Compton.
BURCHFIELD vs. Dreiss.
Caro vs. MEYER.
GILBERT vs. Seay.
Hardin vs. PETTIT.
WHITEACRE and ELLISTON
vs. Smith and Blocker.
MEYER vs. Mitchell.
Fernandez vs. CARO.
LANIER and JAMES vs. Meyer
COKINGS vs. Booth.
Lowes vs. BURGESS.
KENNY vs. Crawford.
DuBose vs. DROLESKY.
PETTIT vs. Green.
Robards vs. CLARK
FORREST vs. Gibbons.
Armstrong vs. PULS.
RODRIQUEZ vs. Williams.
Trigo vs. HART.
DRAKE and MITCHELL vs. Ev
erett and Hackney.
Gifts of $9,200,000 have been
reported to the University of Chi
cago fiftieth anniversary fund, out
of a final goal of $12,000,000 to
be raised within the next ten years.
Smith college, in a move to con
serve fuel for defense, has appoint
ed “heat cops” to close windows
in the morning and to watch tem
peratures throughout the day.
the pitching chores for the victors.
The bats of Buck Bulkley, first-
sacker, and George Puls, center
fielder, drove tallies across for the
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streak. The Loupot boys feature
a well rounded attack combining
excellent pitching, good fielding,
and a heavy batting attack.
Lipscomb’s Pharmacy, currently
resting in third place in the lea
gue, takes on Aggie Cleaners in
another Monday night contest.
Lipscomb’s has slipped from the
fast pace they set a few weeks
back, and are now in somewhat of
a slump. The Aggie Cleaners gave
the Campus Cleaners a terrific bat
tle in their game Wednesday night
before they finally succumbed 4-2,
and can be expected to give Lips
comb’s plenty of trouble.
In the other two games Monday
night, Campus Theatre takes on
Madeley’s Pharmacy and Holick’s
Cleaners clash with the Faculty.
The Campus Theatre team after
losing to Loaipot’s and Campus
Cleaners came back strong in their
last two contests, defeating both
Lipscomb’s Pharmacy and Holick’s
Cleaners by the identical score of
Holick’s Cleaners have been
more or less of an in and out team
in their past few games but have
been losing by very close scores.
The Holick boys have a good hit
ting and fielding team, but erratic
pitching has handicapped them.
The Faculty has been having ex
ceedingly hard luck of late and as
a result are in the league cellar.
The “profs” have been playing
pretty fair ball, but a serious
weakness in their pitching staff
has held them down.
Twilight Leaguers Score 3-2
Victory Over Bryanites Thurs
The Twilight League All-Stars
drew first blood in their two game
series with the Bryan Commercial
League All-Stars Thursday eve
ning as they came out winners by
the score of 3-2 after a hotly con
tested game. Sparked by Jimmy
Newberry’s triple to right field in
the fourth inning and some tight
pitching by Johnny Hejl and Greg
Ramsey, the Twilight Leaguers
came from behind and overcame a
two run lead by the visitors.
For the first two innings both
Roger Bond of the Bryan All-
Stars and Hejl of the Twilight
League All-Stars held the batters
in check. Then, in the third inning
the Bryanites collected their two
runs as Hejl ran into a streak of
wildness and with the bases full
two men crossed the plate on wild
pitches before Hejl settled down
and retired the side without fur
The Bryan All-Stars didn’t en
joy their lead very long, however,
as Newberry opened the fourth
inning with a lusty triple to right
field. Sims got to first base on an
error by the Bryan third baseman
with Newberry holding third. Rob
erts grounded out to the second
baseman and in an attempt to cut
Newberry off at the plate the ball
got away from the catcher and
both Newberry and Sims crossed
the plate to tie up the ball game.
Later in the same inning a wild
throw to third base while trying
to catch Roberts off the bag, en
abled the Twilight All-Stars cen-
terfielder to cross the plate with
what later proved to be the win
Johnny Hejl and Greg Ramsey
shared the Twilight League’s pit
ching chores. Hejl started the
game and allowed two runs and
the same number of hits in four
innings. Ramsey took over in the
fifth and pitched the last three
innings of the game holding the
Bryan All-Stars hitless and run
less. Hejl chalked up three strike
outs during his stay on the mound
and Ramsey retired one batter in
the same manner. Bond pitched
creditable ball for the Bryan All-
Stars and the fourth inning ra 1 ly
which spelled defeat for the Bryan
(See TWILIGHT |>a<re 4)
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