The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 29, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 3, 1941 Page: 4 of 4
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Saturday, May 3, 1941
Rhea Williams Builds Splendid
Intramural Program in Three Years
BV BYRON RECORD
Intramuruls! From scratch in
’38 to a program that has become
campus-wide in its Interest. ,
Who has been responsible for
this gain in importance in intra-
murals—Coach Rhea Williams, who
holds a M. K. D. and a M. S. de-
gree from Vanderbilt, has been the
driving force behind this success-
This enviable record of Coach’s
was begun in S. M. U., where he
won three varsity letters in bas-
ketball and baseball and one var-
sity award in football. After grad-
uation, Rhea went pro, but the gaff
was too much, so he turned to
coaching. Two years at his home
town, Avery, a year at Franklin,
and from there, Edinburg Jr. Col-
lege, where he spent two years as
director of physical education. In
’33, Coach Williams was rated “All
American” baseballer by "College
Humor,” the leading collegiate
magazine at that time. Rhea Wil-
liams is now working on his I’h. D.
at The University of Texas.
Intramurals were introduced in-
to the schools of the United States
as early as 1918, but the program
at Southwestern wasn’t under way
until ’38 when Coach Williams
came to S. U. At that time only
75-80% of the boys participated
in the program. This figure has
risen; now some 90% play some
’mural sport. That means that ap-
proximately 180 boys out of 200
enrolled are taking part in Wil-
The first year the Barbs won the
title, and the K. A.'s were on top
for the Greeks. I«i.st year the
Barbs were split, with the A’s win-
ning. The B’s were not far behind
while the K. A.’s were again win-
ners of the Greeks.
This program is open to anyone
except the varsity athletes in that
certain sport; this way the stu-
dents do not have to compete with
a group of special athletes. The
major sports are football, basket-
bull, baseball, and track.. These
sports are worth 100, 75, and 50
points to the winners. The minor
sports, which include a broad scope
of almost every popular game,
count 50, 30, and 20.
Special events of the intramural
program are swimming, bowl ball,
and Fite Nile. This is not figured
in with the rest of the schedule,
but the winners in boxing receive
a "golden glove.”
There are five teams in league
competition: three Greek teams
representing the frats and two barb
teams, composed of freshmen and
seniors and sophomores and jun-
iors. The Greek teams are the
K. A.’s, Slgs, and the Phis. The
Barb teams are classified as A and
SPORTS CLUB ORGANIZED
In addition to the intramurals,
Coach Williams has fostered a
sports club. This club is composed
of everyone interested in sports,
but the physical education majors
form the nucleus. The present of-
ficers are Albert Cobb, president;
Paul Bieberstein, vice-president;
and June Welty, secretary-treasur-
Sigs Upset Dope Bucket; Take
B’s 5-3 After Slow Start
B’s Win Two - Phis
Sigs Give Runnels
BY BYRON RECORD
The Sigs, led by V. Runnels, ace
IiurJer, upset the apple cart Friday
afternoon and jumped on the Barb
B’s, winning a 5-3 victory. The
Sigs trailed until the fifth, when
they scored three runs to gain a
loud tliat they held the B’s under.
Few errors and nice heads-up
play featured tho tilt. Runnels per-
formed splendidly and came
through in a pinch. He received
some of the finest assistance that
a pitcher has got thus far in the
Closing the first inning, both
teams were scoreless, but the sec-
ond proved fruitful for the B’s.
With one away, Lampert and Bur-
leson both bingled. Runnels down-
ed Bob Wright by causing him to
fly out, then Lucas singled, bringing
in both runs. Runnels fanned El-
rod, next up. to retire the B’s
Third inning play saw no Sig on
base, while Bieberstein reached
third on sacrifices, but failed to
reach home as the B’s went down
It was In the fourth that O'Neil
came across to score, upping the
lead to three runs. This safe lead
was blasted out from under the B's
as A. Cobb pitched himself into a
hole and the Sigs found their bat-
ting eye. Before three had been
put down, the B’s lead had been
cut to 3-2. This was short lived,
however, for the B’s were put down
one, two, three, and the Sigs took
over In the last of the fifth. Three
runs came across the plate, only
one of them earned. From there
on out it was smooth sailing for the
Sigs. The lead seemed to furnish
them with fresh
coasted to a victory, nipping
thing the B’s attempted.
Davidson, ss. . .
Gossett, rf . .
Barton, cf .....
.1. Met'lane. c. .
E. McClane, cf.
S. Cobb. c,.....
A. Cobb, p. ____
fWltl, SB. ......
lampert. Zed . .
Burleson, 2nd .
Wright, cf ....
locus, rf. .....
Playing by a gigsaw schedule,
patched up with double headers,
the Barb B’s won both of their
league games from tho Phis. Fri-
day afternoon the B’s won an 11-1
decision from them, and Monday
afternoon on a tail end of a double
header, they won again, this time
»-7. Friday’s game was played on
a slippery field, which was noth-
ing compared with .the bog .the
two teams played in Monday. A1I
the bases, home plate, and pitch-
er’s box were like a pig pen.
In Friday’s tilt, the teams played
only five innings. The B’s coasted
along until the third and fourth
innings, when they came across
with five runs each time to sew up
the game! The Phis lone score
was made by Pi Henderson In the
first when he got on base on a
walk and was knocked in by Mc-
Leod. Four B's batted a thousand.
Mason, Bieberstein. Lucas and
Burleson all had perfect records on
their trips to bat.
K.t.’s Climb From
Cellar; Whip Phis 5-2
After dropping the first game of
a twin-bill, tho K. A.’s, with blood
in • their eyes, played a good brand
of baseball to take tho Phis into
camp 5-2 Wednesday afternoon.
Byron Peebles, K. A. hurler, had
already pitched one game, hut with
wonderful support from the rest of
the team, won the game. The K.
A.’s fielding was above par, with
only four errors during the entire
game. Peebles walked two men
and fanned four, giving up only
five hits to the Phis. Evans, Phi
pitcher, didn’t do quite so well.
While he did not walk a single man
and fanned only one, he was touch-
ed for fourteen hits. Every run of
the K. A.’s was earned, while one
of the Phi runs was collected on an
K. A.’s AB R 11 E
Lanrralne, If........4 0 O 1
Stone, s»........... 3 O O 1
Scarborough, e.......3 O 1 O
Monday’s game was more Uke
a mud carnival played in a bog
than .an .intramural .basketball
game. When a player wanted to
steal a base, ho would put on his
brakes some ten or twenty feet
from tlie base and would slide in.
With all this goo, the game
Monday was right the reverse of
the other one. The B’s did most
of their scoring in the first inning
of the five inning tussle. They bat-
ted around and scored 7 of their
nine runs. The Phis did all their
scoring in the first inning, too,
when they also batted around, but
tallied only five runs. The rest of
the game, the B's coasted, picking
up one run in the second and one
in the fourth. The B’s managed
to pick up one run in the fourth.
In the last half of the last inning,
G's Conoley got on with a two bag-
ger, hut was thrown out as he at-
tempted to steal third. That end-
ed the Phis’ scoring threat and
gave the B’s the game.
Mims, 1st .......
Dublin, 3rd ......
Billhartz, ef. . . .
Campbell, rf ....
Burms, 2nd ......
Henderson, 1st ...
BergquJst, ef ........
Dawson, 3rd ......
Gray • .............
Lumblad, ss .........
* Subbed for Dawson
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A’s Eke Out Sigs 4-3
Cy Rodgers Beats
Runnels in Duelj
Rod and Gun
BY GOODVIN ROVERS
With the Intramurals
By Byron Record
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BY BYRON RECORD
The buseball ait nation In the In-
t raid oral program became more
complex Monday afternoon when
the A’m defeated the Sigs 4-3 In a
game played in a quagmire of mud
and water. This puts the B’s, A’s,
and Sigs in a three-way tie for first
The first two innings were play-
ed in the rain. Before the game
the field was slippery, but outside
of that, in fine condition. As the
game was getting underway, a
heavy rain began, lasting through
the entire first two innings. After
that the entire Infield was a mass
of mud. Thin handicapped the
pitching, hitting, and fielding. Des-
pite all these factors, the game
was air tight and full of close I
For three Innings the Sigs held
the A’s scoreless. Only once did
an A-squadman reach third. While
the Sigs were bearing down in the
field, they were hitting their best.
Runnels crossed the plate in the
first, and again in the third. Steph-
enson scored after drawing a walk.
It was a different story from the
fourth on. Cy Rogers, A pitcher,
started pitching real baseball, ris-
ing to meet the occasion. The A’s
stood right behind him and fielded
par excellent. Henderson scored
first when Crowley knocked a
triple in the last of the fourth. The
next inning, Farley came home for
another run on Blackburn’s single.
While the A’s were earning their
runs, the Sigs were shut out in
home. They threatened In the fifth
and loaded the bases, but the A’s
took three away before the Sigs
failed to score. It was In the last
of the fourth that the A’s took the
lead after Henderson and Crowley
came home to put the Sigs in a
hole. In the first of the seventh
the A’s revived and cinched the
ball game, taking the first three
Rice, 2nd ..........
. . . 4 0
Stephenson, 1 st......
... 4 0
E. McClane, 3rd . . . .
... 4 0
Manford, 2nd ......
. . . 3 0
A’s Continue Wins;
Coast Over K A.’s
The Barb A winning streak was
lengthened further Wednesday
afternoon as they downed the K.
A.’s 9-5 after a bleak first Inning
that saw no scoring for either side.
Cy Rogers -pitched for the A’s,
walking four and striking out six.
Peebles, pitching for the K. A.’s,
fanned six, walked only one Barb,
but allowed some fourteeh hits In
the five-inning spree.
Scoring for the K. A.’s was some-
what regular with one run In the
second, two In the third, and two
in the fifth. The A’s big innings
wer8 the second and third, four
runs coming across in rapid fire
each inning. *
SHELL - FLORIST
In the proceeding week there
was a rattlesnake hunt in which
Paul Powell and the writer took
inert. Although several miles of
rugged country were covered, tlie
hunt did not net a single rattle-
snake. On tlie liunt, however, a
coveted and rare gray runner or
gray coach-w111p was caught. Tills
Is probably tlie fastest of tlie non-
poisonous type of snakes and is
nothing easy to catch. Although
this snake Is noil-poisonous it can
undoubtedly bite harder than most
other snakes, due to tlie elastic
quality of the small but powerful
As squirrel season In most of the
counties in Texas has opened there
are many hunters priming their
guns for the elusive Mr. Nutcrack-
er. Several of the hunters In the
vicinity of Georgetown ha^e already
started hunting for squirrels and
have in most cases met with pretty
good luck. A squirrel hunt was en-
joyed Wednesday evening by Mr.
Summerville’, one of Southwestern's
flying instructors, and the writer.
In the course of the hunt there
were five squirrels killed. Most of
these squirrels were of this year’s
crop, being full grown and fat. As
there Is no squirrel season In Wil-
liamson county it Is better to wait
for the young to be raised each
spring before shooting the older
squirrels. We believe that from
now on out that it is safe enough
to hunt them because most of this
year’s crop seem to now be full
Mr. Somerville really proved Ills
skill with a 22 rifle on the above
mentioned hunt and took the hon-
ors from the writer in true sport-
On Tuesday another bunt, this
being a rabbit hunt, was enjoyed
by Walter Simmons, Mr. Sommer-
ville and the writer. I say we en-
joyed the hunt, but to now we
haven't' seen hide nor hair of any
kind of rabbit, hut we still had
plenty of fun. We beUeve the
scarcity of rabbits is due to the
heavy rains driving them to denser
FLASH!! The Barb B’s won over the Sigs 1-0 Thurs-
day afternoon after the two teams played a scoreless six
and a half innings. Paul Bieberstein came across in the
last of the seventh after he had advanced to third off a
bingle and A. Cobb sacrificed. Both pitchers were nicked
for two hits apiece. The rest of the page has already gone
to press, but I managed to slip this notice in before the
presses started rolling.
makes the lead-
.immWm <ms ||" league
V teams. T)i r y
have I mill <li op
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lout In t li e i r
The Bigs are only one game behind
them. The K. A.’s came up from
the bottom by beating the Phis 5-2.
Barb B’s .....
The Barb A's
doubles from the ]
finals. Roitsch und
Haun were on
the A team, while Scarborough and
Track begins next week; team
captains should lie getting their
teams together. Tills is a major
sport, und the first place is worth
a hundred points.
Tennis should be finished at the
end of next week. The larger part
of the schedule will tie played off
Shul'flehoard will lie played In
tlie near future, probably next
week. Tills minor s|H>rt calls for
a doubles ami singles team. Tlie
entire rounds will he played in one
■light at the gym.
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