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Lubbock Morning Avalanche Page 6 "Thursday, February 12, 1942 C C U Ps, A T HE CON/1PL-ET€ A Lubbock, Texas Raiders Challenge Mighty Buffs; Westerners Meet Unbeaten Sandies Tonight Tech To Invade Canyon For Big Test Of Season State Qolden Qloves Tourney Under Way $5,000 Texas Open In Spotlight Next Lawson Little Hopes To Repeat At San Antonio; Tournament To Open Friday (By The Associated Press) SAN ANTONIO,. Feb. 11 — Lawson Little,»the former American and British amateur titleholder, was back today hoping to repeat The spectacular West Texas | State Teachers Buffaloes will be after their eighth straight Border conference basketball victory tonight at Canyon where they battle the Texas Tech Red Raiders who have won six and lost one gsme in conference competition. Many fans believe that tonight's game will be fast, furious and fascinating—but definitely not the two most prominent national bas- j his triumph of last year in the $5,000 Texas open tournament. , kelball rating systems. j Snow, sleet, rain and sunshine were mixed in with incredi "Experts" Favor Buffs Dr. Litkenhause rating system simply can't see the Red Raiders as a worthy foe to the Buffaloes. In fact, the good Doctor and his system picks the Buffaloes to win by 30-points. Dick Dunkel and his renowned rating system claims the rangy Buffaloes will have an easy, smooth time and trim the Texas Tech crew by a margin of 38- points. This must be very embarrassing to the Red Raiders who have considered themselves a pretty good basketball club. If Litkenhause and Dunkel are correct about the eventual outcome of the game there isn't much use of the Red Raiders playing tonight against the Buffaloes. Erwin May Not Play But wiseacres have often been wrong and the Litkenhause and Dunkel pair maybe a bit off-side in tonight's game. However, it must be frankly admitted that all the game dope favors the tree- tall Buffaloes who have lost only two games this season, one to Bradley Tech and one to Long Island. Coach Bert Huffman said last night that it was still doubtful if Elvis Erwin, senior forward and high scorer with 182-point 1 ;, would be able to play. Erwin •was painfully injured during Monday night's practice when he collided with Forward George Allen in going after a loose ball. In spite of a badly cut jaw and a closed and bruised right eye, Erwin insists he will be able to start along with Garland Head, Byron Gilbreath, Norman Volz and Captain Gabe Gilley. Tech Could Gain Tie A victory tonight would put the Red Raiders in a tie with the Buffaloes for the Border conference "lead. A win for the West Texas ' State Teachers hoopsters would virtually clinch the conference " championship. The Raiders and Buffaloes are the only tea'ms with a chance at the championship. The other seven conference members ; have lost from four to seven games and are out of the race. Dopesters claim the Red Raid' ers will have a small advantage . in speed and that the Buffaloes will have their main advantage in height. Headed by Coach Berl Huffman the Red Raiders will leave Lubbock at 2:30 o'clock today for Canyon. Since they- are selected to lose by 30 or 33 points it seems like a useless trip, but then the ' Raiders don't believe the wise"; acres. Two special chartered motor buses will leave the Tech campus today at 5 o'clock transporting a number of Texas Tech students to the g edible golf shots that day last February when Little pounded around Willow Springs' par 36-35—71 course in 31-31—62. On that day, when his colleagues'^) of the golf trail were sunk in that'are Herman Barren, the surprise quagmire that covered the course, Little took a lead that was never threatened as he went on to mold winner of the Western open al Phoenix last week, and Johnny a 273 total for the 72 holes. NotjDawson, the Hollywood amateur since then, however, has Little • who took down Bing Crosby's been able to get his hands on top : event—the two men who have tak- money. en the winter tour out of the to- Top Aces On Hand i doldrums by shaking top money On hand to whack at prize men- j away from the old guard, ey in the oldest of all the big i Crosby. Hope To Play money winter tournaments was : Friday Bing Crosby and Bob the usual crowd of big names— [ Hope, on a Texas tour for the Red Ben Hogan, Bryon Nelson, Sam t Cross, will play the first round Snead, Jimmy Demaret, Henry 1 of the open with Demaret. Picard. Ed Dudley, Denny Shute,! The pro-amateur event will open Horton Smith, Jimmy Thomsen, j the tourney play tomorrow with Lloyd Mangrum, Tony Penna,! the 72-hole- event starting Fri- Dick Metz, Harry Cooper, Paul [ day with an 18-hole round. Eigh- Runyan, Johnny Revolta, Jimmy | teen more will be played Saturday Hines, et al. \ and the final of 36 holes Sun- Still looking for more gloi'y' day. ' "Big Poison" Only 44 Hits From Goal— Paul Waner Nearing Rarest Of Diamond Honors--3,000 Hits For Lifetime Career By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sporls Writer NEW YORK, Feb. 11 — Paul Waner, the little guy known from coast to coast as "big poison," is nearing the end of baseball's trail but before he is through he may achieve one of the rarest of all hitting honors. He needs only 44 hits this year to bring his life time total to 3,000 and enter a select society which has but six other members— Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Hans Wagner, Eddie Collins, Napoleon Lajoie and Cap Anson. -® Waner, who will be 39 years old April 16. will be wearing the livery of the Boston Braves this spring although 15 of his previous 16 seasons in the National league were spent with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Won Batting Crowns In those earlier days Paul twice won the National league batting championship, batted over .300 for a dozen years and collected more than 200 hits in eight different seasons, ultimately totaling 2,956. Waner has slowed down a lot in the last couple of years. He has kept • lean and tanned, but his musciles have lost most of their spring. Texas Smothers SMU,60To43 (By The Associated Press) AUSTIN, Feb. 11—Texas' rehabilitated basketball team bounced back tonight to trounce the S. M. U. Mustangs, 60-43, and shove the Methodists deeper into the Southwest conference cellar. It was the seventh straight loss for Coach Whitey Baccus' Ponies, yet the first time the margin of defeat had been gerater than five Task Should Be Easy points. ' - The result was that Pittsburgh Jumping John Hargis, sopho- j released him unconditionally at more tip-in artist, and Malcolm tha end o£ the 194 ° season and the Temple In Lead After Opening Night's Fights (By Tht AssocUted Press) FORT WORTH, Feb. 11—Even without dandy Dick Menchaca, their National champion who was ill and couldn't compete, the all- civilian Temple district team battled its way to the team title lead here tonight in the first flurry of the 1942 Texas Golden Gloves boxing tournament. Temple's squad, paced by Allen Academy entrants, captured seven of eight fights including one default. Abilene, Wichita Falls and Denison chalked up four victories each and Brownwood and Olney came out with three, Camp Wolters and Mexia districts' won one each. Upset Registered Wichita Falls suffered and Denison profited by the only upset of the opening night, Heavyweight Darrell Harris' stirring decision over Bob Threet of Sheppard field, who had been rated as a contender for the state crown. Eight knockouts featured the 25- fight card, and most of the decisions were unanimous. There was much close scrapping, nevertheless, with the bantamweight tiff between Loy Billy, a Choctaw Indian from Camp Berkeley, and Alfred Flores, Camp Bowie soldier, one of the best crowd-pleasers. Veterans Triumph Tournament veterans came through, most 'of them with quick knockouts. Mitchell Dorsey, Temple lightweight; Eddie Russey, Wichita Falls welter; Tom Attra, Austin and Temple light heavyweight, and other favorites were easy winners. Tomorrow night's fights will bring. 13 more teams into contention for state titles and free trips to the Chicago Golden Gloves tournament. Golden Glove results included: Fljwdrht Division Louis -Fojtik, Wichita Palis 110. shaded $12,00070 Red Cross 7,000 Watch Hope, Crosby In Exhibition M- By HAROLD V. RATLIFF Associated Press Sports Writer DALLAS, Feb. 11. — Twelve thousand dollars rolled into the coffers of the Red Cross today as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Johnny Weissmuiier of the movies combined forces with 13 of the nation's top golfers for the entertainment of 7,000 fans. Most eveiything happened, including a fire in the club house. Wee Ben Hogan, top money winner among professional golfers, shot a , blazing 67, three under par. David (Spec) Goldman, star Dallas amateur, matched that score. Hope took an 86 and it was remarkable he could post a card that low considering he spent most of his time wise-cracking and discussing his game with the jostling crowd that jammed around him Lubbock Cagers End Season In Amariilo Gym Lubbock High's Westerners — a junch of kids who are as unpredictable as West Texas weather— make a final bid for District 1-AA cage recognition tonight when they invade Amariilo for a crucial tussle with the undefeated Golden Sandies. Currently, the Golden Sandstorm is riding the crest of a string of impressive triumphs that includes decisions over every team in the district and several of the strongest schoolboy squads in this part of the state—easily the basketball powers of the Panhandle. Two-Way Tie Possible Should the Amarillo boys measure the Westerners again—they edged the Lubbock lads out in an early season contest here, 29 to 26 in an overtime period—and do a repeat performance of their 26 to 24 decision over Pampa's Harvesters on tbeir home court Saturday night 26 to 24 decision over Pairf- pa's Harvesters on their home court Saturday night, the District 1-AA crown would be in their un- Lodcal Vance. Denison, 112 (3). Weldon Wratt. Temple, jot x default from Wilbur French. Abiienr. Bantamweight Division Hubert. Gray. Wichita Palls 118. defeated Junior Jones. Olney 119 fj). Deno TufarSs. 11D. Temple, knocked out Jose C. Martinez. Camp Wolters (I). Loy Billy, Abilene 119, nosed out Alfred FJores, Brownwood 118 131. Welterweight Division Cecil Perry. Mexia 146. defeated Bill Bolton. Abller.e }<7 (31. Leonard Luedtke, Temple H7 knocked out Tony Denham. Olney H3 (11. Eddie Russey. Wichita Falls m. stopped D. H. Drumbcater, Camp Wolters 143 Middleweight -Division Willie Tischler. Temple 159, won from Charles Ray Kennedy. Mexia 152 <3). Mose Harjo. Abilene 159. defeated Diet Youngen, Wichita Falls 157 <3i. Featherweight Division Stewart. Wichita Falls 126. kayoed Charlie Bounds. Mexia 122 (2). Edward Reed. Brownwood 123, bested George King. Temple 125 (31. Lightweight Division txjuis Teehee. Abilene 136. won from Cot- throughout the afternoon. Crosby took time out to place a side bet with a man in the gallery on whether he would sink his putt on the BING CROSBY No - 6 green. Crosby did. Bing bet Jimmie Demaret, the pro, his side would win in their foursome. He was . playing with Howard Creel, Houston southpaw. Demaret told Bing that if he and Mrs. Merryl Israel of New Orleans, Louisiana woman's champion, didn't take the match he'd sing "Deep in the Heart of Texas." Songs Presented Crosby shot a 74 and Creel a 73 to win 2 and 1 over Demaret's 71 and Mrs. Israel's 81. So Bing sang "Deep in the Heart of Texas" and Demaret rendered The Eyes of Texas." The crowd, while well behaved, got into the way of the players and it's a wonder somebody didn't get beaned by a golf ball. -Weiss- disputed possession. But should the .Bronc Busters spring a surprise on the Sandies and Pampa do likewise Saturday night the loop campaign would be in a two-way deadlock between Lubbock and Amariilo—something which is not at all impossible, but highly improbable if the season's performances between ths teams are any indication. A playoff sometime next week between the OPEN STATE CAMPAIGNS TONIGHT — Here are the "big boys" of the Lubbock District Golden Gloves team which makes first appearance in the State tournament at Fort Worth tonight. At the left is Rhea Mitchell of Lockney and Texas, who has twice made the trip as heavyweight champion but who, is now a lightweight.- At right is the district heavy titlist, who originally entered as a light heavyweight but "changed his mind" and surprisingly won the heavyweight championship, Joy Glenn Ward of Floydada. On tonight's card, with five other memebrs of the Lubbock team, Mitchell is booked against roly-poly Bill Anderson, Fort Worth champion, and Ward takes on one of the tournament favorites, Austin O'Jibway o£ El Paso. Other members of the Lubbock team, which left yesterday for Fort WoWrth and which "weighs" in at noon today, are Flyweight Roland Borger, Bantamweight LaVern Roach, Featherweight Keith Kivlehen, Lightweight Buford Bradshaw, Welterweight Roy Belk, Middleweight J. D. Kirkpatrick. Buy A Defense Bond TODAYI FRI. 13™ 'JINX' PREVUE - 11:15 THRILLS! CHILLS! With Theatre in Complete Darkness! - ON THE SCREEN "THE BODY DISAPPEARS" Jeffrey- Lynn Jane Wyman - ON THE STAGE AT MIDNIGHT MONDRO'S CASKET ESCAPE ACT See: The Body Escape Before Your Very Eyes Advance Sale Preview Tickets All Ds.y Friday PALACE Kutner, Ail-American football player, paced Texas' attack. Hargis led the scoring with 19 points, making 12 of them in the second half, while Kutner was next with 14, 10 of which he scored in the lirst period. Rusty Baccus, brother of the Mustang coach, paced S. M. U. with 13 points, while Johnny Sebeck, usual high scorer, was held to 9 points by the Longhorns. it's Complicated But Cage Title Decided VAN ALSTYNE, Feb. 11 (.?} — Wolfe City won the district schoolboy basketball championship. It sounds very sinple, but actually it's about the most involved deal that's hit East Texas all these years. Up for its last game—with Wolfe City—Leonard needed to win for the title. Wolfe City had a chance to share the tif.le with Commerce. But that last game was an 8-8 deadlock. A three-minute overtime period settled nothing. Another sudden death overtime period was agreed on. After a five- minute deadlock Wolf City left the floor after a player argument. The team relented and agreed to play later. But Leonard severed athletic relation;:. Commerce claimed the title by a forfeit. The district committee then discovered Cammerce hadn't paid it's dues. Neither had Cooper, the 'fourth contender. So the committee awarded the tied game to Leonard and a forfeit to Wolfe City because Leonard wouldn't play it over. r>o folks, rm.-et the champs — Wolfe City. Brooklyn Dodgers, who took him on last spring, turned him loose three weeks after the season opened. He finished tha year with the Braves and although his batting average slipped to .267, he continued to be a troublesome person for a pitcher to face in a pinch. He got into 106 games last year and is almost certain to see considerable service for Casey Stengel again this season. It should be easy for him to get those 44 hits somewhere along the way. . . ton Wainwriifht. Olney 136 (31. Icayoed Assistant Mentor At West Point Claimed WEST POINT, N. Y., Feb. 11 (/P) Harry Oscar (Fats) Ellinger, an assistant football coach at the U. S. military academy who died today at the age of 39, had a heart that carried him to gridiron glory but wouldn't permit him to become an officer, it was recalled tonight. Elling-sr was found dead in bed this morning at Washington, D. C. A GOOD BUY IS A DEFENSE BOND OR STAMP WE BUY & SELL GOOD USED CARS SEE J, D. McPHAUL or C. C. WORRELL LUBBOCK AUTO CO., LTD. where he had gone last night on business. Representative Hebert (D-La), his host, made the discovery when he went to Ellinger's room to call him. A star guard on Army's football team for four years, Ellinger was graduated from the academy in 3925, but failed to get his commission because his heart would not pass the rigid Army tests. Mitchel! Dorsey. Temple 135. Solomon Sanchez. Denison 134 '_.. Light Heavyweight nlvUinn Tom Attra. Temple 170, stopped Charles DI Gata. Wichita Falls 1"3 (I). J. K. Palmer. Abilene. 173 •xon from T J. McQuain. Camp Wolterj 175 (3). Heavyweight Division David McCartney. Mexia. bye. Darrell Harris, benlson 1*7," nn*ct T»nb Threet. Wichita Falls 194 13). Gilbert Stromquist. Temple 225. defeated John Robertson. Abilene 185 (3). Lubbock Champs Open Title Bids Tonight Lubbock's District Golden Gloves champions arrived in Fort Worth early Wednesday night after leaving here earlier in the day, word from the scene of the state tournament last night revealed. All titlists are in shape and "rarin' to go" when they open up in their first appearances in the state event tonight. Seven fighters from the Lubbock district make their first appearances tonight, those including: Roland Borger, flyweight; LaVern Roach, bantamweight; wore Hope, Crosby and Weiss- muller out getting their autographs. The fire in the club house occurred just before the matches were -begin. It broke out in the kitchen roof, starting from stove. Members of the Texas defense guard, who were on hand to help patrol' the course, quickly put out the blaze. Hogan, paired with Mrs. Aniela Goldthwaite of Fort Worth, former Curtis cup player. They finished all even with Jack Munge'r and Jack Tinnin, amateurs from Dallas and Houston, respectively. Westerners and Golden Sandies likely would be arranged 'J decide the undisputed titlists should such come to pass, however. Record Impressive C o a ch Goober Keyes and a squad of 14 boys leave this afternoon at 3 o'clock for- the helium city—thus focusing the basketball spotlight of Lubbock and the Am- ariilo area on that section, Tech invading Canyon for a test with the West Texas State Teachers Buffs. In conference competition this season, scores on seven games give the Westerners a total of 216 points to the opposition's 122. Including four non-conference tilts in the totals, the tally reads 357 points for Lubbock, 206 points for the opposition, or an average of better than 32 points per'game for 11 contests for the charges of Coach Goober Keyes against opponent's per game" average of almost 19 points per contest. Lubbock has won nine, lost two. Show Improvement Except for the surprise setback to Pampa last Saturday, the Black and Gold cagers have shown marked improvement as the campaign progressed. Those making the trip to Am- ariilo include: J. A. Blackwell, Max Walthall, Melvin Johnson, J. R. "Curley" Allison, Robert Pardue, Robert Brewer, Hubert Bechtol, Talmadge Duval, J. A. Raley, Howard Lanford. Prime McCurry, Milner Thorne, j. D. Milner and Roland "Tuffy" Nabors. Manush, herreil, Lenahan Tied For Lead Baseball Players' Qolf Play Ragin; •[Quail Population In North Texas Soars <3y The Associated Press) MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 11 — Three former big leaguers carded par 72's today to take the lead as 30 base ball players ran the gamut—from eagles to 9's—in the first round of their championship golf tournament. Heinie Manush, one-time American league batting champion; Wes Ferrell, who saw service with several major clubs, and Ray Lenahan, a pitcher with Pittsburgh for part of the 1918 season, wound •up in a tie. Argument Settled A typical diamond argument arose during the playoff for a medal, prize—won. by Lenahan with a birdie four ori the first extra hole —when Ferrell suddenly raised the question of Lenahan's eligibility, but the argument ended just where it started. Other players pointed out that Lenahan had every right to participate because of his service not only with Pittsburgh, but for three Mrs. Goldthwaite _had" an Munger a 75 and Tinnin a 70. Largest Crowd In History Weissmuller, who shot a 87, 78, and Goldman won 4- and 3 over Byron Nelson, former National open champion, and Mrs. Dan Chandler of Dallas, president of the Women's Southern Golf association. Nelson had a 75 and Mrs. Chandler an 80. Lawson Little, also a former open champion, and Louise Suggs of Lithia Springs, Ga., women's southern champion, lost to Hope and Johnny Dawsbn, Chicago amateur, 1 up. Little shot a 76, Miss Suggs 86, Hope 86 and Dawson 74. The largest crowd ever to see a golf exhibition in Dallas turned out for the matches. Crosby and Hope go from here to Houston for an exhibition tomorrow and will play at San Antonio Friday. Proceeds there also will go to the Red Cross. Mel Ott Honored By New Orleans Group NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 11. New Orleans sportsmen tonight honored their first fellow townsman ever to become a big league baseball manager—modest Melvin Ott, new boss of the New York Giants. Departing from their usual practice of asking footbail coaches embarrassing questions, the Monday quarterbacks' club sponsored the affair, a subscription dinner at which local baseball greats of present and past heard ecomims heaped upon the blushing "little Giants." years with Springfield of the Eastern league. In fourth place was Mecv Shea, Detroit Tigers' coach and the defending champion," with a 38-35— 73, while Paul Derringer, the Cincinnati Reds' towering pitcher, was next with 37-38—75. Finals Set Friday The title will be decided on the basis of 54 holes of medal play, the second and final rounds to be played tomorrow and Friday. Manush, now manager of the Greensboro club in the Piedmont league, carded 35-37—72. Ferrell, who piloted the Leaksville nine in the Bi-State league last year, turned in a 37-35. Lenahan, operator of a Providence, R. I., men's clothing store, had 35-37—72. AUSTIN, Feb. 11 (IP) — Before July 1941, quail hunters in a 1,600- acre section of Tararnt and Denton counties returned from the ' field with little more than sore feet. Now there's, a maximum bird population of one quail to every three acres which is proof, says the state game department, that conservation p£ wildlife through | habitat improvement really works. The quail census in the once barren 'region was made by bird dogs, tended by game managers. A record o£ the number of coveys flushed and the number of birds in each group was kept. The bird t& three acres may be the. saturation point for the Denton-Tarrant strip o£ land, officials believe. The ratio depends upon the quantity of food, cover and protection available. For this once birdlcss area gamu managers asked and obtained support o£ land owners for a restoration project. Many volunteered by leaving small grains standing for winter feed. In some spots were natural food or cover was absent various plants bearing seed relished by the bob whites were planted. It didn't take the quail long to discover the new feed and cover. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! GOMEZ TALKS CONTRACT NEW YORK, Feb. 11. , Keith KivJehen, featherweight; Buford Bradshaw, lightweight; Roy Belk. welterweight: Shea Mitchell, light heavyweight, and Glenn Ward, heavyweight. J. D. Kirkpatrick. middleweight, doesn't fight until Friday night. COACHES ARE CALLED WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. Buy A Defense Bond TODAYI "21 YEARS YOUR FOKD DEALER" 3TH & TEXAS PHONE 5524 the Do:torwho prescribes your Lenses The Navy formally announced today that Major Richard E. "Dick" Hanley, former head football coach at Northwestern university and Major Raymon W. Hanson. for 15 years athletic director at Western Illinois teachers college, Macomb, had been called to active duty in the Marine corps. non (Lefty) Gomez, veteran pitcher of the New York Yankees and reportedly the highest paid hurler-in the American league a few years ago. discussed his 1942 contract with President Ed Barrow today and indicated he would sign tomorrow. Basketball Scores COLLEGE BASKF.TBAT.I, Texas 60: Southern Methorltn 43. Arizona state Trarhcrs Co'l^je Cochrane And Zivic May Tangle Again NEWARK, N. J., Feb. 11. Willie Gilzenberg, manager of Welterweight champion, Freddie (Red) Cochrane, came out of a huddle today with Frank L. Teller o£ New York and announced he was considering Teller's offer to match Cochrane and Fritzie Zivic in a world's title bout for Navy relief next June. Teller offered Cochrane a $25,000 guarantee. He estimated the gate in Fritzie's home town of Pittsburgh, where the bout would be under Forbes field lights, would bring $100,000. 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