The Selma Times-Journal from Selma, Alabama on March 5, 1939 · 7
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The Selma Times-Journal from Selma, Alabama · 7

Selma, Alabama
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Sunday, March 5, 1939
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THE SELMA TIMES-JOURNAL, SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 1939 PAGE SEVEN i CLANTON BLASTS LANIER POETS, 33-12, IN DISTRICT FINALS Rain Forces Postponement Of National Field TriaVs Saturday Event TIGERS BEATEN In Tournament Play By Drubbing Jemison BY FARMER SEALE Ttines-Journal Sports Editor and a won, 33 to 12. nament contests by turning Jemisons highly Wildcats, 27 to 25, in a i semi-finals affair. Lanier Trims Selma 1939 - SOUTHEASTERN LEAGUE SCHEDULE - 1939 serni.8, 28 to 24 29 decision from the 'Cats. Favored Jemison Upset Conceded little chance of edging by Jemisons favored outfit, Clanton smooth-passing quint relied upon an unerring floor game to trip their semi-finalist opponent and in doing just that turned in one of the best contests of the two-day meet. Walloping L a n i e r s Tojrent cagers in the finals required only straight basketball and some sixty minutes, for Joe Rileys Montgomery quint was no match for the fast-moving Chilton County sharpshooters and went down before the basket blasting tactics of Clanton in an unimpressive exhibition, 33 to 12. Clanton and Lanier will represent the third district at the state tournament Friday and Saturday at the University of Alabama. Finals: Clanton (33) Pos. Lanier (13) Melton, 12 Petrey, 0 F Armstrong, 4 Walker, 4 F Thornton, 1 ...... Peek, 6 C G. Chambers,. Barland, 2 G j -Johnson, 4 ... Barton, 0 hubs For Clanton: J. Chambers (4); for Lanier; McGlynn, Girardeau, and Gordon. Score at half Clanton 15; Lanier 10. Consolation: Selma (35) Pos. Jemison (29) Paisley, 8 Davis, I, F Driggers, 4 Clickley, 9 F Hinman, 6 Jackson, 1 C Moss, S G. Smith, 10 G Chester, 11 W. Smith, 3 G Subs For Selma: Mitchell (2), Brown (2), Walker (1), Hamner (3) and Eastep; for Jemison: Mims, J. Smith (3), Cobb (2). Selma (34) Pos. Lanier (28) Paisley, 8 Petrey, 5 F Chester, 3 ..... Walker, 4 F Hinman, 4 Peek, 8 C Hamner, 5 ... Borland, 7 G Brown 2, ..1 Barton 2 G Subs For Selma: Walker (3). Mitchell (2), Eastep, Moss (2); for Lanier: Gordon (2). AT MOBILE May 8, 9 May'25, 26 June 23, 24, 25 July 31 Aug. 1, 2 May 10, 11, 12 May 27, 28 July 17. 18, 19 Aug. 3, 4 May 22, 23, 24 June 21. 22 July 22, 23 Aug. 18, 19, 20 May 13, 14 . June 13, 20 July 20, 21 Aug. 5, 6 Aug. 16, 17 May 13, 14 June 19, 20 July 20, 21 Aug. 5, 6 Aug. 16 17 April 26 April 30. May 1, 2 June 8, 9 J-ul y-4-1,1.2 . Aug. 14, 15 April 27, 28, 29 June 10, 11 July 13, 14 Aug. 28, 29, 30 CLOSE April 19," 21 May 7 (2) June 5, 6, 17 July 4 (N), 10, 16 (2) Sept. 4 (D) AT PENSACOLA May 10, 11, 12 May 27, 28 July 17, 18, 19 Aug. 3, 4 May 8, 9 May 25, 2 6 June 23, 24, 25 July 31, Aug. 1, 2 May 22, 23, 24 June 21, 22 July 22, 23 Aug. 18, 19, 20 April 27, 28, 29 June 10, 11 July 13, 14 Aug. 28, 29, 30 April 26 June 8, 9 April 30, May 1, 2 July 11, 12 Aug. 14, 15 April 20, 22 May 6 June T, 18 (2) July 3, 4 (D)7l5 Sept. 3 (2), 4 (N) LABOR DAY Denotes Sunday Games Open Date July 8 All-Star Game STUART X. STEPHENSON, Pres. SEVEN CADETS FORM NUCLEUS OF BALL CLUB Marion Institute To Open Spring Training Drills Monday Says Coach MARION, Ala., March 4 Capt. J. T. Murfee, head baseball coach, announced today that baseball practice would begin Monday. The Cadets were hit hard by graduation, the gaps left open including such players as Red Robertson, catcher; Tom Rodgers at second-base; Wilbur McGill at short; Henry Vickery at third base; Milton Stewart utility infielder; Sam Marshall, Thad Davis, and Danny Harms outfielders. The letter men returning to coach Tom are: Billy Stallworth and Lefty Stewart, pitchers; Leon McHenry, first base; James Mac-Pherson third base; and Edgar Mitchell and John White outfield-erg; : : It will be around these seven lettermen and three or foqr graduates from the 1988 B team that the Marion Institute varsity baseball team will be built. The interest in baseball at Marlon is greater than in several years since the formation of the Alabama Intercollegiate Conference and it is believed that the Cadets will stand well in the championship race. Coach Murfee released the 1939 schedule which includes: March 24-25 East Central Mississippi Junior College at Marion (Pending), March 31 & April 1 St. Bernard College at Cullman, April 7-8 Livingston Teachers College at Marion, April 14vl5 Troy Teachers College at Troy April 21 University of Alabama Freshmen at Marion (Pending). April 22 Jacksonville Teachers College at Marion. April 28-29 Ltvingston Teachers College at Livingston. May 5-6 Troy Teachers College at Marion. May 12-13 Birmingham-Southern College at Marion (Pending). May 19-20 St. Bernard College at Marion. Intra - Squad Bout Friday Night Heads Mitt Program BAMA TACKLES APPEAR STRONG Thomas Tabs Merrill As Probable Standout In SEastern Circuit Clanton (29) Pos. Jemison (27) Melton, 6 Davis, 4 F Armstrong. 6 Clickley, 5 F Thornton, 6 Jackson, 7 C Chambers, 6 J. Smith, 9 G Johnson, 5 - G. Smith, 2 G Sups for Jemison: W. Smith, Mims. NEW BARON BOSS CHECKS PROSPECTS FOR WINNING TEAM BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 4 (JP) Dutch Zwilling, new Baron manager, arrived here today from his home at St. Joseph, Mo., and immediately began checking prospects for strengthening his ball club. Zwilling said player acquisitions probably would not be made before March 15. however. Battery men will report for practice Monday at Rickwood. Tournament Results UNIVERSITY, Ala., March 4. He Is the hardest worker on the field and no doubt will probably prove to be the best tackle In the south next fall. Hopes for Best Season , This Is enough said about Alt. Capt. Walter Merrill especially since it comes from Coach Frank Thomas, head mentor of football at Alabama. Merrill la preparing for his last season of football as a Crimson Tlder, and he hopes to make this one his best. He was considered by many as the leading tackle in the Southeastern Conference last year. Coach Thomas also praised the work of Fred Davis, the powerful Crimson tackle from Louisville, Ky. According to the Tide mentor, Davis Is one of the most improved players on the Alabama roster. This physical giant of 240 pounds is working hard to oust the two senior tackles, Merrill and Bobby Wood. To Average 230 These three tackles will average around 230 pounds, which will support the lighter members of the line. Tommy Borders, 210, and Noah Rangdale, 240, are other men who Coach Thomas thinks will be up to par by next fall to aid Davis, Merrill and Wood. ARMSTRONG IS WINNER IN GO WITH BOB PACHO Results of Third district basket ball tournament held here Friday and Saturday are as folows: First Round. Plantersvllle, 58; Orrvllle, 23. Marbury, 22; York, 16. Pine Apple, 27; Ward, 20. Isabella, 42; Autaugavile, 6. Camden, 18; Carlowville. 14. Billingsley, 31; West Blocton, 9. Maplesville, 24; Uniontown, 16. Second Round. Clanton, 39; Plantersville, 23. Jemison, 30: Isabella, 13. Lanier, 34; Camden, 24. Billingsley, 49; Livingston. 37. line Apple, 21; Felix, 10. Selma, 42; Maplesville 29. Ft. Deposit 29: Sweetwater, 28. Quarter-Finals. Clanton. 58; Marbury, 27. Jemison, 31; Pine Apple, 13. Lanier, 29; Billingsley. 21. Selma. 44; Fort Deposit, 26. Semi-Finals Clanton 37, Jemison 25. Lanier 28. Selma 24. Consolations. Selma. 35; Jemison, 29. Finals. Clanton. 33; Lanier, 12. HAVANA, March 4 (TP) Henry Armstrong, welterweight champion, successfully defended his crown against Boby Pacho of California here tonight winning with a fourth round technical knockout in a scheduled 15 round fight. More than 10,000 saw the fight. Pacho weighed 147 and had a 13 pound advantage. All-District Teams Hack Freelands Local Y Punchers To Stage Go Under Gym Lights A weeks stiff practice faces Coach Hack Freelands Y boxing squad with an inter-camp bout Friday night giving local leather fans their first taste of amateur mitt warfare in seasons. Daily sessions since losing to the Montgomery punchers have put Mentor Freelands candidates on fighting edge and come Friday night the locals will mix it up in a six-bout exhibition. Rogers Looks Good New faces dot the roster with Buddy Rogers listed as the most promising hopeful to report since practice was launched over a month ago. Rogers, weighing 139 pounds, is scheduled to meet Bob Appel in Friday nights exhibition match. Jimmy Barnes, lone Selmian to register a win in the teams recent invasion of Montgomery, heads a list of other battlers looking good with Johnny Daughty, Billy Baker, Horton Bradford, and E Tenner-man showing promise in drills held last week. Card Announced Skipper Freeland predicted an interesting card for Friday nights show under the Y arcs and announced the following bouts: Claude Campbell (165) vs. Horsy Adams (165); Johnny Daughty (145) vs. Jimmy Barnes (150); Buddy Rogers (139) vs. Bob Appel (136); Billy Baker (130) vs. Horton Bradford (136); S. Siegle (115) vs. A. Ellis (115). SIXTEEN TEAMS TO SEEK TITLE LUCAS CONFIDENT HE CAN STILL GO; AIMS AT MAJORS Following are first and second All-District team selections made by tlie coaches of third district schools : First Team Pos. Petrey, Lanier. ... F. J. Smith, Jemison, F. G. Chambers, Clnnton, C. Melton, Clanton, G. Chester, Selma G. Alt. Team Pos. Jackson, Jemison, .... F. Hampton. Billingsley, ... F. Hinman, Selma. y C. Walker. Lanier, G. Gaf ford. Ft. Deposit, ......... G. COACHS SON PROSPECT HANOVER, N H., March 4 Harry Hillman. Jr., son of the Dartmouth track coach, is considered an excellent prospect for America s 1940 Olymuic skim team. NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 4 UP) Charles Fred (Red) Lbcas, 37-year-old castoff of the Pittsburgh Pirates, announced tonight he had signed a contract to fog em through with his right arm for Chattanooga in the Southern Association. "I got together today with Joe Engel of the Lookouts," said Red, "and Ill be heading for Florida next week. Im still confident I an go and. Ill be aiming for another, session with the big time. For 14 years Luo. s was a dependable National league hurler, working for Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. He was released by Bill Ben-s-vonger of the Pirate In January Benswangers remarks that the hardest job in this business is to tell a man he is through" irked Lucas. "I can still pitch up there," countered Red, "and I know there's plenty of pitchers still up there no better than I am. If Pie Traynor had given me and another certain pitcher our regular turns last summer, the Pirates would have won the pennant." .-Lucas worked in only 13 games last year, winning six and dropping three. His life-time record is 157 victories against 135 losses. Neither the pitcher nor Engel, the No. 1 man of the fan-owned club, would disclose the terms under which Lucas will work. Unconfirmed reports had it that old Rosebud turned down two other posts that would have taken him farther north. State Prep Tourney Will Again Be Held At Bama Gym Friday, Saturday UNIVERSITY, Ala., Ala., March Alabama's nineteenth annual state high school basketball tournament will be held at the Capstone Friday and Saturday of this week. The drawings for the 16 teams will be held Thursday night. Eight Districts The eight high school basketball districts of the state will be represented by two teams each, champion and runner-up of each district tournament. Fraternities over the campus have agreed to cooperate with the Alabama Athletic Association in entertaining the prep school athletes while they are at the University. The Tuscaloosa Junior Chamber of Commerce will continue Its custom of presenting the state champion and second place winner cups for these honors. This organization will also help in showing the students the campus and other interesting spots of the city. Drawings Thursday Dr. Richard Foster, president of the school, will welcome the basketball players to the University along with the members of the Crimson Tide coaching staff at the drawings Thursday night. Phillips High and Ramsey Tech will represent the fifth district, while Anniston and Oxford Highs will represent the Blxth district. Many other districts have not completed the local tourneys. TUCKY TEACHERS DEFEAT JAX CAGE TEAM IN TOURNEY BOWLING GREEN, Ky., March 4 (IP) Western Kentucky Teachers college, a power in twb basketball .conferences in recent years, racked another conquest tonight by capturing the 16th annual Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament championship. Rolling over the Jacksonville (Ala.) Teachers in the final game, 66 to 4 3, the Hilltoppers chalked up their third successive victory in the S I. A. A. meet and their fourth in six years. Western placed the new title alongside its eight consecutive championships In the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Th Hilltoppers won the annual K. I. A. C. cage tournament Just a week ago tonight. Gathering momentum ag it moved along, western had little difficulty in disposing of Jacksonville In the championship encounter. The hill-toppers held a 26-18 lead at the end of the first half. IMPROVE NORTH RANDALL CLEVELAND, March . 4 The new Cleveland Jockey "Club Is spending 3125,000 on Improve-I Mogul owner, and Baroni, who WPop KAYAK ANNEXES RICH $100,000 ANITA CLASSIC Whichcee Is Second With Main Man Third, Specify Fourth In Big Cap BY ROBERT MYERS LOS ANGELES, March 4 (TP) Kayak II, briliant Argentine-bred 4-year-old and the public betting favorite, crashed through with a gallant stretch drive today to win the worlds richest horse race the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap. Flashing the colors of Charles S. Howard, who was trying for the third time for the big purse, Kayak II overhauled the two speed burners, Major Austin C. Taylors Whichcee and A. A. Baronis Specify, as the field of 16 hurtled into the turn going into the home stretch, and with a burst of speed drove to the front to capture first prize of $91,100 by a length and quarter over Whichee, and hang up a new track record. , Specify Fourth Specify, worn out from the mad speed duel with Whichee in the mile and one quarter grind, faded to fourth place as Louis B. Mayers Main Man pulled grab the show position. It was a briliant renewal of the big 'cap, the fifth held, and the roar of a record crowd of 65,000 people, who plunged in $376,685 on the outcome, echoed back from the hazy blue Sierra Madre mountains. Jockey Johnny Adams rede this Howard colt with rare ability and did it Just as Stagehand triumphed over the lame Howard star, Sea-biscuit, a year ago. He came from behind and the time was 2:01 2-5, bettering the time of Stagehand's track record of 2:01 3-5. Kayak II, son of Congreve and purchased by Howard a year or so ago tor some $7,000 in Buenos Aires, was coupled with his South Americah running mate, Sorteado. in the betting, and paid $8 to win, $4.40 to place and $4 to show. Whichee, which tried and failed to get in the money of the $100,000 race last year, collected $200,000 second prize money and paid off at $6.20 and $4.80. Main Man, rated a bare outsider chance, paid $9.60. He was paired with Quick Devil. How Others Finished The other leading candidates in this supposedly wide open race' wide open until Kayak II began to close it up with that charge down the stretch never were serious challengers. The entry of Neil McCarthys Today and Nelson Howards Gosum, which closed at about 9-2, and Thanksgiving, Jaco-la, Heelfly and Congressman, to name the leaders, couldnt keep Up with this burning track record pace. Finishing behind Kayak II, Whichcee, Main Man and Specify, in order, were Today, Jacola, Cravat. Gosum, War Minstrel, Heelfly, Quick Devil, Frexo, Congressman, Thanksgiving, Sorteado and Melodist Trainer Tom Smith, who twice sent Seabiscuit into the Santa Anita and twice saw him beaten o)it by a nose, received a present of $10,000 tendered by the Los Angeles Turf I club for the winning trainer. Main Man's ihtnJ plat& was' worth $10,000 to his wealt hy. movie j SABIN SWEEPS NET TOURNEY TO ANNEX SINGLES TITLES CHAMPION DOG HASNT SHOWN SAY VETERANS Scheduled Monday Heat To Be Run On Tuesday Due To Heavy Rains NEW YORK, March 4 (TP) The Pacific Coast, ruler of tennis these many years, mopped up the floor of the Seventh Regiment Armory today In a clean sweep of singles titles in the National indoor net championships. Wayne Sabin, bright Davis Cup prospect from Portland, Ore., took the mens crown and pretty Pauline Betz, this tourneys top up-setter" from Los Angeles captured the womens honors. Neither ran into any considerable difficulty. Trims Bowden Sabin, top-seeded In the tournament, leaving Bowden still the "always - a - bridesmaid - but-never-a-bride" performer of the indoor event. Big husky Bowden has been in the final of this tournament for the last three years. GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn., March 4. (A5) Sloshing rain, turning the course Into miry footing too heavy for smooth ground- W tfrnr Vr GLltrCZlve Crircr CTTKXTITg, forced postponement of the sixth day of the national championship fietd trials here today. Scheduled to run was one of the pre-meet favorites, Lady Norias, owned and handled by Albert Noe, Jr., of Jackson, Tenn. The Lady won the recent national amateur quail championship at Holly Springs, Miss., and many of the spectators here had picked her as one of the pointer hopefuls in the -national, ' To Resume Meet Monday. She and her bracemate, Lawless Boy, white-and-orange pointer owned by Dr. H. E. Longsdorf, of Mount Holly, N. J., will take the field Monday morning. They will be followed by the afternoon pair. Doctors Boy Blue, owner by Homer K. Jones, of Memphis, and Homeward Flying Dutchman from the kennels of H. M. Curry, of Waynesboro, Ga. The regular Monday heate were set over until Tuesday. Todays postponement increased probability that dogs who worked under similar rainy conditions during the early part of the week might be given another chance to show their wares before the meet ends. Champs Yet to Run. Some xeteran followers expressed belief today that the 1939 champion has yet to run. Eight inore dogs, counting those slated for the day, have to take the field. Some say a chnvnpionship.raco has yet to be turned in. Bearing the hopes of sportsmen partial tA. setters was Sport Peerless Pride, whose performance Wednesday' has been acclaimed one of the test of the meet. A pointer, Dawn's Highland Bill, also stands high in the present meets records. Setters won the first 12 nationals and still have an edge of 21 to 20 in victories over the history of the meeting, started back In 1896. However, pointers have taken 19 of the past 24 championships. top-seeded Norma . Taubele and third-ranked Barbara Nelldg in earlier round matches, came through with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 over Helen Bernhard of New York In a weird clash to take the worn-Miss Betz, who accounted for ens crown. SPRING Showers cant harnithis hat by 4 i I ments at North Randall for its first running meet. 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