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Lubbock^Moriiing Avalanche Page 6 Wednesday, February 11 , 1942 ACCUP^AT-E COMPLETE Tech's Leading Scorer May Not Play Against Buffaloes Elvis Erwin Out With Injuries After Accident Elvis Erwin, senior forward and leading scorer with 182- . points, may not be in the Texas • Tech lineup Thursday night at '•• Canyon where the Hed Haiders '. will play the renown West Texas ', State Teachers college Buffaloes, in a crucial Border Conference j game. Erwin received serious jaw | and head injuries at Monday | night's practice at the Tech gym- ' n a s i u m when he collided with ' Forward George Allen in going ; after a loose ball. Allen escaped • injuries but Erwin suffered a bad- '• ly cut ja\v, several of his jaw : teeth were knocked loose and his I right eye was badly bruised. Erwin spent Monday night in a hos- ' pital but was released Tuesday ' at noon. Coach Berl Huffman visited Er- ' win Tuesday afternoon in West i Hall and reported that Erwin was ( still suffering from severe head- • aches and that his right eye was ' completely closed. Irons, Lowe Ready "He tried to laugh and tell me that he would be able to play against Canyon," Huffman said, "but I seriously doubt if he will j get to play." If Erwin is unable to start against the Buffaloes then Edwin Irons or Glenn Lowe will start in the forward court along with Garland Head. Irons has played in a number of games this season and has scored 11 points. Lowe has played only a few minutes in one game and has scored only one basket for 2 points. Not only is Erwin the leadin<* point getter for the Red Raiders but he is one of the best floor performers in the Border conference and if he doesn't start the game the Raiders will miss a lot of their offense and defensive power. Coach Huffman said Tuesdav night that the Red Raiders would leave lor Canyon Thursday at 2:30 o'clock. The game will be played In Burton Gymnasium and -wiU start at 8 o'clock. The general admission price will be 50 cents and all Lubbock fans planning to attend the game are .urged to go early in order to be sure of seats. The gymnasium only seats about 2,400 people. MAGIC CARPETBAGGER-"Coach Huffman calls cosmic approach to a dynamic basket." Rice And Dodds Are Matched For 2-Mile NEW YORK, Feb. 10. (50—Greg Rice and Gilbert Dodds, who gave the Millrose games last Saturday probably the greatest two-mile race ever run in Madison Square Gardpji, have been rematched in the New York A. C. meet February 21. They will compete for the Tou- issaint cup which Rice has won without effort for the last two years m 9:04.2 and 8:53.4. Last week Dodds, the sensational newcomer of the Boston A.A., forced Rice to run the second fastest two- mile race in history, 8:52.8, to win by four yards. The New York A. C. also disclosed thai Earle Meadows, 1936 Olympic pole vault champion %vho twice broke the world indoor record last winter, would fly from California to appear in three Eastern meets—the Boston A. A. games next Saturday, the New York A. C. meet and the National A.A.U. championships in Madison Square Garden February 28. Cooper, New Deal Girls Teams Win Cooper and New Deal teams won from Shallowater and Idalou respectively last night in first round games of a "Shaughnessy playoff" to determine the Lubbock county girls championship basketball team. Cooper won from Shallowater, 27 to 24, Margaret Leggett scoring 18 points for the winners, Todd 10 for Shallowater. New Deal -.von from Idalou 22 to 19. The teams change courts and play again Friday night. Buy A Delense Bond TODAYJ LIGHT LENS FOR ALL MAKE CARS • HEAD • TAIL • SPOT • FOG SOUTHERN AuTO STORES INC. Lubbock. Liitlefield. Brownfield Reds Will Miss Old Glue Foot Lombordi Moves To Boston And He'll Keep On Catching Bv WHITNF.V M1RTTM *-* By WHITNEY MARTIN c . r Wide World Sports Columnist NEW YORK, Feb. 10. —Ernie Lombard! has been traded to the Boston Braves, and the good people of Cincinnati are going to miss old Glue Foot. Not only the fans will miss him. The Red pitching staff, which won two championships and last year lifted an otherwise second-division ball club to third place, will miss him. When a club has pitching like that you know the,chuckers haven't been chucking at a barn door. Which may not be such a. good comparison, at that, as Ernie is about the size of a barn door, and with his wingspread it's a mystery how he succeeded in leading his league seven years in passed balls As Bucky Walters once said: "Don't think that fellow isn't a good catcher. Why, he can reach out his bare hand and catch your fastest pitch. He's done it lots of times." Saves Conversation An odd fellow is the lumbering, lovable giant from Oakland. He's morose and taciturn. Our efforts to engage him in conversation have resulted in replies which might be expected if someone were punched unexpectedly in an unprotected bay window. That is, Ernie's vocal effort was confined to a noncommital "ugh." Not that he's a tongue-tied timothy. He just doesn't believe in wasting . conversation, and this trait has more than a little to do with his popularity. He wouldn'1 alibi for a quick retreat if he sat on a bee. If an explanation is indicated, he'll let his friends do the talking for him. Such was the case when he was the famous sleeper in the Red lineup in the 1939 World Series as th« Yanks paraded by him at the plate. Ernie was injured in a collision with Charley Keller, yet he never opened his mouth to alibi. He took an unmerciful ribbing, and the way he took it earned everyone's respect. They'd still be talking about that incident if Mickey Owen's muff last fall hadn't provided fresh material. Why is it the catchers seem to be the goats, anyway? Ernie frequently has held out for his rights when he thought a pay increase was in order after a good season, but there wss something a little pathetic about his statement this year to the effect that he expected a cut. Slill Can Swat 'Em He knew he was no ball of fire last year, although the figures aren't so terrible. Just terrible by comparison with some of his better years. He hit .264 in 117 game? and batted in 60 runs, ami there's many a player who would sit back contentedly on that performance and reckon he was a pretty fair major league ball player. We still thinx; he's the slowest man on the bases we ever saw, IS A DEFENSE BOND OR STAMP WE BUY & SELL GOOD USED CARS SEE J. D.JMcPHAUL or C. C, WORRELL LU2BOCK AUTO CO., LTD. "21 YEARS YOUR FORD DEALER" 9TH & TEXAS PHONE „„ Ruffing Points For 7fh Series Victory LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 10. ™l7~ Red Ruf£in S. going into his 20th year of baseball, has his arm cocked for a World Series pitching record of seven victories. If the New. York Yankees win the American League pennant, Ked s likely to achieve his goal next fall. He already has notched six triumphs to tie the mark of Chief Bender and Waite Hoyt. He hasn't been beaten in the classic since Carl Hubbell nipped him in 1936. "I really thought I'd get a chance to break the record last fall against the Dodgers," the big righthander said today. "But Manager Joe McCarthy wouldn't let me pitch again after I won the first game, so that was that. Of course, it's a long time until October and the next series, but if we make it I'll be out there firing for that seventh win." Lost Only To Hubbell Because the Yanks haven't wasted any time in blasting foes out of their way, Ruffing has won i n'.?,, ga ? les m orUy one series, in u 2 'uv 3 Ti >39 and ' 41 - His loss to Hubbell was his only setback. Big Red, 37 years old, won 15 games while losing half a dozen last year. That ran his'major league record to 244 triumphs and 209 defeats. He batted .303. He's pretty optimistic about the future. "I'm in better condition than at the end of last season," he said. "I've been playing at golf and have cut my weight from 220 pounds to 210. I feel great" Westerners Cop 54 lo 17 Game Over Bulldogs By JAY HARRIS Avalanche Staff Writer Definitely "in the groove," Lub- bocjc High's Westerners reeled off their finest exhibition of the season in rolling to an amazing 54 to 17 decision over Plainview High's game little cagers here last night. The contest marked the last home appearance for Coach Goober Keyes' unpredictable quintet in regularly scheduled District 1-AA competition. In Amarillo Thursday Only one more conference contest remains for the Black and Gold hoopers—that an important tussle in Amarillo Thursday night against the undefeated and loop leading Golden Sandies. Should the mighty Sandstorm defeat the Westerners and measure Pampa in their final game of District play the crown would go to the boys in the helium city. For the first few minutes last night the visitors made quite a contest of things—matching the Westerners' fast and furious play shot for shot, the teams squarin" off to a six-all deadlock five minutes after the opening whistle Then the Hale county lads pulled into a three-point lead only to see it wiped out when Guard J D Milner, high point man for the night with 13 points, hit three field goals while Forward J. D. Blackwell, second in scoring honors with 10 points, sandwiched in a free toss to give'the Lubbock a li to 9 first quarter advantage Lubback Gains Momentum Coach Keyes' then sent in a complete new team which managed to pull into a 20 to 11 margin by halftime intermission. The last two stanzas were all Lubbock, although Coach Jerome Vannoy's spunky kids battled the Bronc Busters all over the court with "firewagon" speed. By the end of the third period, the Westerners had pushed the tally up to 42 while Plainview managed to hit two field goals and a gratis toss for a total of 16 points. Intersting Game The final period was even more lopsided—Lubbock adding 12 more points to the Bulldogs' lonesome one pointer! Approximately 250 persons witnessed the contest, which despite the one-sided decision, was one of the most interesting of the year, foo, the_ officiating hit a new "high wr efficiency, and most important ot all, sportsmanship of all concerned was perfect. That comin» on top of previous "affairs" here was a fitting close to what has been an impressive home cage campaign for the local schoolboys. The box score: J Lubbock, Texas W. Jfason. f I Lar.gley. t McNcely. I M. Mason, e Wtrd. g Whitfield, g Rockwell, g Reddell. E Carroll, z Totals Lubbock Wallhall, t " Johnson, f Allison, i Haley. £ ~ Lanlord, ! ~ N'abots. c McCurrr. c ...... orne, g .— !n«r. s Brewer. £ B-chtol. g Duval. s Totals . score at lufr: piainvf, FG .5 t 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1 1 1 3 8 17 FT PF TP 0 0 10 0 0 1 and that there must have been a conspiracy that day a couple of years ago when he beat out a bunt m Brooklyn that could happen nowhere else. But despite the fact the opposition knew he'd ordinarily have to hit for two bases to get a single, he crested a wholesome respect when he ambled in that flat- wheeled way of his toward the plate, pants almost hiding his ankles and swinging a huge bat in that interlocking golf grip he uses si it it were a bamboo cane. And we can't help but wonder what the big fellow will do when he stands at the plate and faces the Walters and the Derringers and the Vander Meers he's been catching so many years. Pepper produced in India in the 1941-42 season weighed 23,000 tons. i° Ut: / 1 » lnvte *' 0:' Lubbock Tempe Bulldogs Win From New Mexico U " Tv,'~^",rj Ariz - Feb - W- (*5 — The Bulldogs of Arizona State Teachers college at Ternpe moved mto third place in the Border Conference basketball standings tonight by defeating the New Mexico university Lobos, 40 to 33. The game was so closely con- tesied that the score was tied six times. The Bulldogs made it six wins and four losses for the season, and Texas Mines, in losing to Arizona, at Tucson, fell to fourth place witn f.-.ve victories and four defeats. Basketball Scores Me'Sco 3 U. S 33 tC T " Cher McMurry 51: Daniel Baiter 37 Xsnsis S3; Crc.'zhlon 1}. Arizona U. 53; Texas Min-s A> TRACTOR TIRE OWNERS ATTEMTION SANDERS We Vul « ni « A" Sir* Tires We can vulcanize all size liac- lor tires and you don't havt to wait. Bjing Jhem in today. Top Golfers To Play At Dallas By HAROLD V/RATLIFF' Associated Press Sports Writer DALLAS, Feb. 10 (/P>—Thirteen of the nation's top golfers—and three movie stars who can do all right for themselves at driving th. little white pellet around— will tee off tomorrow in the first of three Texas exhibitions for the benefit of the Red Cross. Heading up the golfers will be those mighty men of the professional ranks: Little Ben Hogan, Vardon trophy winner and the money-makingest man of them all; Byron Nelson, who has won moi: of the top prizes of golf, including the National Open; stocky Lawson Little, who vies with any of them for links awards, and that colorful, smiling pride of Houston, Jimmy Demaret. Three Movie Men Four star women golfers also will play. Betty Jameson, former National champion, will not be here because of the death of her mother. Louise Suggs of Lithia Springs, Ga., Southern women s champion, will replace her. Mrs. Aniela Goldthwaite of Fort Worth. Former Curtis Cup player; Mrs. Dan Chandler of Dallas one of the best of Southern women players, and Mrs. Merryl Israel of New Orleans, Louisiana champion, are the other three. Then there will be five of the nation's leading amateurs among the men—Johnny Dawson of Chicago, Howard Creel of Houston Jack Munger of Dallas, David (Spec) Goldman or Dallas and Jack Ttnnin of Houston. The three movie stai-s — and they're helping bring out the largest crowd ever to see a golf exhibition in Dallas—are Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Johnny Weiss- muller. Crosby and Hope will go to Houston Thursday and to Sa'n Antonio Friday for exhibitions. Their appearance at San Antonio will be coincident with the first round of the Texas Open. Terry Willing To Weltome Castleman MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 10. (/F)— William (Memphis Bill) Terry general manager of the New York Giants, said today that if Clydell (slick) Castleman, erstwhile occupant of the Terry Doghouse, "decides to play baseball, we are willing to give him a chance." The 29-year-old pitcher, who was idle last year, conferred with Terry yesterday. He worked out with the Giants in spring training and was optioned to Memphis of the Southern Association but refused to report. This year, the Donelson, Tenn., boy asked Giant Manager Mel Ott for another crack at the majors and promptly received a 1942 contract. GOLF PRO HEADY PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 10 (i?\— John Perelli Lake Tahoe, Calif golf professional, passed his final selective service physical examination today and expected to be in the Army within 10 days. ' • ANYTHING OF VALUE PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up to 50% on Unredeemed Diamonds, Watches, etc. Licensed and Bonded Dr. F. W. Zachary Ganilo- Urii^ry Disease? 503-04 Myrick Bunding Dial 6321 SEEK HONORS IN STATE GLOVES MEET — Pictured here £ Te re o?n Pthe - LUbbOCk DiStrict Golden Gloves champions o join the other mur winners and depart today for Fort Worth where they make their bids for State Golden Gloves honors ar e e gI sc n hedul^t Sda / %*?• SeVe " ° f Lubboek'AigM cha^K fl^« • f J :B u t - tomorrow night ' the other F «day night. two pictured above, on the left, Buford Brad^haw Kent thfrd f frnmlhJ ? be even more popular this time. Next, above, third from the left, is Roland Borger, smiling little flyweight from Stinnett and Texas Tech, and, at far right, J. D Kirtpatrick elieTblftor^ th * .r dtd!eWe l ght ^mpion. 0 The latter two are of the L^hhn^- ?! te ^v. f ? r the first time ' oth ' er members todav ar^ K^h ^ £' hlCh , ^ 3VeS from Hilton Hotel at noon today, are Keith Kivlehen of Tech, featherweight; Roy Belk of Plamwew. welterweight; Rhea Mitchell of Tech light heavyweight and Glenn Ward of of Floydada, heavyweight MitcheJl wetht RrtW V » Tlf* th? v, trip , before ' Mitchell twife as heavy- yea? I'S^tweight champion with the Amarillo team Corona Leads Veterans In State Golden Gloves Meet FORT WORTH, Feb.'10 (&) — ®Minus that sensational fighting' man, wee Dick Menchaca, twice National champion, but still packing color and ability to warrant forecasts of a hefty fight for the team title at Chicago, the Texas Golden Gloves move into their sixth annual showing tomorrow night. Menchaca, who cleaned up the bantamweights and who was to compete with the featherweights this year, will be unable to fight because of an attack of the mumps. Only three of last year's champions are back and none of them will compete in their weight divisions of 1941. . Weltersveight Champion Morris Corona of Port Arthur, ineligible in that division because of having taken two titles in a row, boiled himself down to a lightweight. He was lightweight champion in 1930 and is the real'veteran of the tournament. The first night's battling will be among teams from Abilene Brownwood, Denison. Mexia Olney,. Temple, Wichita Falls' and Camp Wolters. Competitors will come from nine states. King Ranch Horse Winner At Hialeah MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 10. (#>—The King ranch's Dispose, winner of both the Bahamas and Flamingo stakes here last year, spoiled the United States debut of A. T Jer- gms' former Peruvian champion, Meissen, by galloping to an easy victory in the $1,500 Pompano purse at Hialeah Park today. Meissen ran sixth in the seven- horse field. Dispose returned $12 §5 and ?4.20 for $2 across the board. Women's State Goif Tourney Cancelled EL PASO, Feb. 10 (U.R) _ Mrs O. R.- Armstrong of El Paso, president of the Texas Women's Golf association, announced today that the 1943 tournament of the association, slated for Corpus Christi in April, will not be held on account of the war. The action was taken by th^ board of directors in a resolution advocating postponement until 1943, when staging of the tournament will be reconsidered. KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK.. . YOUR CAR MAY NEED A VALVE JOB Ragrinding done the far- lory wny will Jake the ncise out of ihs old bus and save you money by- cutting down gasoline waste. Here's a job that pays for ilself in the long run! Come in for a checkup todayt Muleshoe Cagers Win First Play-Off Game MULESHOE, Feb. 10 (Special) Muleshoe "defeated Denver* City 28 to 25, here tonight in the first game of a 'scheduled two-out-of- three games series to determine the high school" basketball championship of District 5-A. The teams, tied for the championship at the end of the regular season, meet again Thursday night in Denver City. If Denver City wins, the clubs will play a third and decisive game. Reynolds of Denver City led the scoring tonight with 11 points. Jones of Denver City, Lowry and Damron of Muleshoe had seven each. Barber and Thomas were also outstanding for Muleshoe with six points each. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! Rip Sewell Figures Biics'II Be Tough PLANT CITY, Fla., Feb. 10 (/r, Lanky Truett (Rip) Sewell, recov- cred.from buckshot wounds suffered in a hunting accident two months ago, thinks he and the PUtsburglj Pii-ates will have a "very good season." In fact, the six-foot, 1 1-2-inch pitcher picked the Pirates to be in the midst of a five-team scramble for the National League pennant along with the Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds. Sewell said he had recovered completely from the effects 'of a load of buckshot that hit his thigh when he got in the line of fire on a deer hunting expedition in the Oscala National forest Dee. 5. He has been getting into condi^ tion by playing 18 holes of golf and pedaling a bicycle five miles each day. He plans to continue the formula until he reports to the Pirates spring camp at El Centro. Calif., Feb. 24. As for the club's prospects. Sowell said "we have as good a chance as any of the others." "Our main troubles have been on the defense," he added. Southland Gets Lead Over Shallowater SOUTHLAND, Feb. 10 (Special) Southland High cagers won the first game of a playoff scries for the District 9-B basketOall championship over Shallowater, 41 to 25 here tonight. • ' James Field scored 18 points and Bill White made 12 to lead Southland. . The teams play at Shallowater Thursday night in continuation of the championship series. WINTER STARTING F fe^ vX ^ ^ m\ M! 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