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Page 6 Saturday, February 14, 1942 Lubbock Morning Avalanche *i";g.:ra%S'S:X^ A C C U T •€: COMPL-ET-E Lubbock, Texas Only Two Lubbock Golden Gloves Champions Remain In State Tournament 0 Team Climaxes Impressive Season—• Junior High Cowboy Cagers Swamp Slaton Five, 42-11 Kirkpatrick And Kivlehen Stay In Title Chase By COLLIER PAHRIS Avalanche Spoils Editor WILL ROGERS COLISEUM, FORT WORTH, Feb. 13. — The day proved unlucky for four of Lubbock's District Golden Gloves champions who went to the post in the second round fighting in the State tournament tonight, but two others came through in noble PAIRINGS ANNOUNCED FORT WORTH, Feb. 14 (Saturday- 1 —Special)—Pairings for tonight's quarter-finals in the State Golden Gloves tournament were announced early this morning. Keith Kivlehen, Lubbock District featherweight champion, tangles with Wayne Stewart of Wichita Falls; while J. D. Kirkpatrick, Lubbock District midleweight titllst, meets Mose Harjo of Abilene. fashion to keep the South Plains section in the running. J. D. Kirkpatrick, from Petersburg, winner of the Lubbock district middleweight championship, scored the quickest victory of the evening when he slipped the kayo punch, to Frank Evins of Edinburg, winner of the San Benito district tournament, to win in one minute and eight seconds of the first round, and survive for the Saturday night classics. Tech Boxer Wins Keith Kivlehen, featherweigh champion from Miami and Texas Tech, kept the Red Raider colors flying with a unanimous decision over Fred Gonzales, the San An tonio titlist. It was Kivlehen's second State tournament victory On the other side of the picture one Lubbock scrapper, and a fav orite to advance in the welterweight division after knocking out his first round opponent Thursday night, Roy Belk of Plainview, was victim of a surprise kayo at the hands of lanky Max Waller, kingpin of the Tyler district. Belk was taking the fight easily, had almost knocked Waller out and as the latter came up swinging wildly, Belk stepped into a Sunday punch and was floored for the count. Roach, Bradshaw Decisioned Losers in decisons were Bantamweight LaVern Roach of Plainview and Lightweight Buford Bradshaw of Littlefield, who last" year about this time were becoming popular favorites in the state semi-finals. Roach dropped a split decision to Hsotor Marquez of El Paso, and Bradshaw was outpointed by Gonzalo Pena, also of El Paso. Flyweight Roland Borger of Stinnet, after winning his first round bout Thursday, was stopped in the third round of his second fight tonight by Jose Andreas, Fort Worth champion, delegate to the National tournament two years ago. Andreas was getting the bes o£ the fight and Referee Toby Waggoner stopped it about midway the third stanza. Pul Up Good Fight Up against one of the toughest flyweights in State Golden Gloves history, the crouching Andreas, Borser put up a great fight until he dropped his defense in the third round due to fatigue and took Andreas' stout right hand punches to the head. He was knocked down twice before Referee Waggoner called a halt. In the second round, Borger fought the Fort Worth titlist on almost even terms, crashing rights to the little Mexican's jaw, and keeping his left hand in Jose's face. Andreas, however, had piled up enough points to.cop a decision even without the technical knockout ruling. The fight was the third on the night's card and resulted in the second defeat to the Lubbo:k team, Rhea Mitchell, light heavyweight, having been outpointed by another Fort Worth champion, chunky Bill Anderson, Thursday night. Some Return Homo Mitchell, and Joy Glenn Ward, who became ill last night and was forced to forfeit his heavyweight (Continued On Pags 7) Tech Cagers Defeat H-SU, 49-35, In Last Half r ® Harrison's 67 Paces Texas Open Play , w 3) » _____ , , __, fH —"^ Lubbock Junior High school's Cowboys rang down the curtain on the 1942 basketball season Friday with a 42 to 11 triumph over Slaton's Juniors here. The Calf Ropers bowed to a corresponding team from Slaton, 25 to 21. With the Cowboy's victory goes a story that should be of interest to Westerner followers. B. J. Stubbs poured 22 points through the mesh during the 20 minutes he was in the contest. And besides doing a commendable job of defending the Cowboys goal, R. W. Moyers had 10 markers. Starring with Stubbs and Moyers was N. W. Elston on de/ense. Coach Lovic Listen's prote- ges have won eight of 11 games during the season, scoring 220 points to 153 for their opposition. Stubbs has accounted for 88 points in nine games. Moyers has bagged 38 points, George Brewer 26, Mike Guy 16 and Elston 12, all in nine games. Take it from Coach Liston his present crop of cagers have brains equal to any team he has coached at Junior . (Continued On Page 7) It's "No Zale" As Billy Conn Wins Pittsburgh Heavyweight Toys With Tony To Take Easy Decision In 12 Rounds By SID FEDER Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, Feb. 13—Like a kid with a new toy he found under il^ C'nnrt played with little Tony Zale for a dozen rounds tonight and galloped Arkansas Edges Out Ags, 4741 (By The Assiiclaicd Presn COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 13.— The Arkansas Razorbacks gained the lead in the last four minutes and held on to win from the Texas Aggies, 47 to 41, tonight in a Southwest conference basketball game. Bill Henderson of the Aggies and Razorback O'Neal Adams staged a scoring duel, with Henderson finally winning, 21 to 17. Stars Closely Guarded High-scoring R. C. Pitts was held to four field goals by the guarding of Ray Jarrett of the Aggies and missed 14 other shots. In the first, half Pitts failed to sink a field goal and five minutes of the second period wab up before he got one. The Razorbacks were hampered in the second half when Clayton Vynne limped during t!. whole eriod on a wrenched knee. Howver, he turned in a fine game. Deal Girls Stop daiou High, 17-6 ABERNATHY, Feb. 10. (Spe ial)—New Deal's girls basketbal earn emerged victorious over Ida ou in a two-out-three series her onight by winning a 17 to 6 deci ion in the third contest. As a result the New Deal team meets the Shallowater-Cooper win ner in a series to determine the .ubbock county girls cage championship. PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up to 50% cm Unredeemed Diamonds, Watches, etc. Licensed and Bonded to an easy decision in 1 ladison Square Garden. Conn weighed 175-3/4; Zale 164V4. Despite the withering body attack for which Zale is famous, and vhich he kept firing all the way, Conn won going away from start o finish. And he did it in spite of performance that was at times low and at times lackadaisical. Only when he got his "Irish up" nd tore in at the middleweight hampion did he draw cheers from he crowd. Decision Was Lopsided Three times he let his temper _ive some zing to his attack, and on each occasion he had Zale hurt. The rest of the way it was a slow mauling match, with Tony trying aut unable to do much about it. The Associated Press score card gave Conn ten rounds and Zale .wo. Compared with the 13-round aerformance in which he barely nissed taking Joe Louis' heavyweight champion last June,' this was a strictly different Conn, who appeared, for the most part, content to pull out the decision And, unless he gets his machine in high _ again for his planned return match with the bomber this June, he's going to need more than what he showed tonight. Fought At Will Only when he opened up did he look like the Billy of last summer. The first time this happened was the seventh round, after Zale drew a slight bleeding from the Pittsburgh pretty boy's mouth with a hard hook. Billy ripped in with both hands flying, caught the Gary (Ind.) "man of steel" with a hook flush on the jaw, followed it up with a barrage and definitely staggered him. In the ninth round, Billy's "Irish" again dictated his battle. Zale connected with two stinging Hogan Ties For Fourth On 70; Top Crowded (Bv Tbe Associated Prtsi) SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 13 — Drawlin' E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, the Arkansas slow-poke, mused on the first tee today that he was out to regain the Texas open title he won in 1939 and promptly put wisdom in those words with a first round four-under par 67 that led the field. On bumpy greens that had mosl of the ranking ncmads nervous even from 18-inch distances, Harrison made them look like just another place to putt as he ran six birdies on his round of 33-34—67. Harbert Tied For Second Two par three holes stumped him—the 165-yard fifth and the 170-yard thirteenth—his only two bogies o£ the round. He missec both greens and failed to recover Harrison holds the Texas open 72-hole record, carving Brackenridge park to bits with a 271 to tal three seasons ago. The trans planted Arkansan, now o£ Chica go, was pursued by an unrulj crowd of obscure, but solid, youni professionals from scattered parts of the nation who connived against golf's big names in the first round. Bunched at 68, one shot oft the pace, were Chick Harbert, Errie Ball and Jack Grout. Cooper, Mangrum Third 1 he uiu gU5rtl nau a COUpic G*. more representatives hanging on their heels, however, Light Horse Harry Cooper of Minneapolis and Lloyd Mangrum of Chicago pulling LEWIS SPEARS * -K * To Sheppard Field Lewis Spears Quits Post At Texas Tech After resigning- his post as in structor in physical education ant athletic trainer at Texas Tech nological college, Lewis "Doc 1 Spears left Friday night to ac cept an appointment as junior Jnion, Meadow Girls To Tangie For Titie MEADOW, Feb. 13 (Special) — Jnion and Meadow senior girls cage teams clash here at 8:30 o'clock tonight for the Terry county rights to the head and Conn went to work against the little man. Twice he sent Tony reeling into he ropes. Two rounds later he repeated the process sgainst the boss of the middleweights. Plans Another Tune-Up The fans, who contributed to a jross gate of §48,000.67, showed low they felt about it by mingled title. Union won the right to meet VIeadow for the crown with a 17 :o 9 decision over Wellman in the 'ocal gym tonight, Forward Irene Roe pacing the winners with 10 points. Basketball Scores CCS lu-fetoct.. fex«» COLLEGES T«»s Tech 43: Hard;n-SIir.inor.» 35. Arkansas 47: T«:as A. nr.rt M. 41. Texas Wsslcyan 53: Dinle! B»Ver 73. McMurry 33: Soutl.irtstcrn IS. John Taricton si; Wcatherford Junior co'.Vce 30. lie-r Mexico Teachers S5; NtT Mexico Military Inittlutr. 24. NEX- Mexico Highland: 34; ,A<t»:ns Slate of Colorado 45. , UnlverJty, of Ar!ion«. S3: New Mexico AfKics 25. ArV'ir.-as Colicje 45: Kcndrlx collfse 39 Arizona State Teachers cotltse at Fiaj- slart 37; Texas Mines 35. in with 69's. Harbert, young Battle Creek, Mich., professional who has won only the Beaumont open since turning professional little more than a year ago, played a mechanically perfect round of 15 pars and three birdies—bagged at the seventh, eighth and fourteenth with putts from less than 10 feet —for his 68. So it was with Ball, from Charlottesville, Va., who has been making the winter tour for several seasons without notable success. He was 35-33 lor his 68. Hogan Has 70 In Fourth Slender, Texas-born Grout, who grew up with Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan at Fort Worth, had the chance of the day and couldn't hold on at the finish. He was ripping the place open through the fifteenth hole, having carded five birdies, but he picked up boggies at the sixteenth and eighteenth holes. The West Pittson, Pa., pro had birdies at the third, seventh, ninth, tenth, thirteenth and seventeenth holes in his 34-34 round. 8,000 Watch Hope. Crosby Two other youngsters were in the 70 bracket slong with Ben Hogan. Tod Menefee, San Antonio professional hac his 135 pounds meeting every shot correctly as he molded a 36-34—70, while Joe Brown of Des Moines, Iowa, was 35-35—70. Most o£ the par cracking went unnoticed for a terrific crowd of an estimated 8,000 ran, scrambled and panted at the heels of a lour- some that included Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, movie and radio comedians, who packed them in for the Red Cross. A couple #>f gollers were also in there with Bing and Bob—smilin' Jim Demaret and Lord Byron Nel- director of physical training at Sheppard field, Wichita Falls. He will spend a week :n Tulsa before assuming duties at Wichita Falls. Is Widely Known Widely known in soutlvwest athletic circles, Spears has been associated with the Texas Tech athletic department since 1936. He graduated from Luboock High school, where he was a star performer on Westerner iooibaii teams of the early thirties, and later received his degree from Tech. After serving as student assistant and trainer in 1936-37, Spears took over duties in the physical education department in 1938 where he has served as instructor and trainer for the various Tech athletic teams since. He also has had charge of directing the college intramural program. His appointment at Sheppard Field was made by the Civil Service. Cowboys Prove Tough Foes In Border Tussle (SpecU! To The Avalancht) ABILENE, Feb. 13—Riding the wave of a second half flurry, the Red Raiders of Texas Tech handed the Har.din-Simmons Cowboys another Border conference defeat, 49 to 35, at the Corral tonight. The Ranch Hands, surprised thetr biggest crowd of the season by taking an 8-2 lead fpr the firsl seven minutes and holding ofi Tech's full offensive might for the first half. Techsans Stage Rally Porter Osborne, towering H-SU center from Tell, parted the threads from behind the circle to open the scoring with four min utes and 40 seconds gor*. Then both clubs pulled out the throttl on their tallymaking. In rapid sue cession the Cowboys hiked thei: margin. Then Tech roared back. Each side was canning them from far out, with H-SU always managing to stay two points ahead. Deadlocked At Half Bob Steele, usually the Cowhands' top scorer, was kept under close guard throughout. But midway in the first half he wiggled loose for three field goals, one of them from a quarter of the way "DIZZY" DEAN IN MATADOR—One o£ baseball's most spectacular figures, Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, left, was the honor guest of Matador Thursday night, driving from Houston to the Motley county seat "to keep a promise" he made to the Lions club there. Dean was the principal speaker at the fifth annual Lions father- son dinner in Matador First Baptist church. The erstwhile St, Louis Cardinal and Chicago Cub hurler was accompanied to Matador by Mayor J. C. Edwards, right, of Lancaster, Dizzy's adopted home. The youngster in the center is Herbert Garth of Matador. Idalou Takes 24-22 Tilt Over Roosevelt Idalou's cagers won. the "sugar" game from Roosevelt, 24 to 22 in an overtime period at Cooper last night to win the right to tangle with the S h a llowater-Southland series winner for the Conference 9-B title. Earl Sowder, guard, scored the tying two points in the final 10 seconds o! play for the winners, Guard Clinton Hurley sinking -.he winning basket in the overtime period. Hurley, J. W. Pruitt and Harrison Sage led the Fdalou' attack late in the game with six points each. Ater and Weaver, forward and center, respectively, paced the losers with six points each out. Halftime score was 18-all, Byron Gilbreath scoring just before the rest whistle sounded. Action grew fierce in the second half, with three double fouls being called. Gilbreath of the visitors was evicted on personals with five minutes to go. Tech "Opens Up' Tech lost little time in grab-! bing the lead, forging ahead, 26-21, after seven minutes of the third stanza. But the Cowboys kept picking up a point here and a point there. After 12 minutes, they trailed, 29-31. Here the Raiders took over for keeps-and.for the remainder of the distance the home forces didn't have a chance. Gabe Gilley and Gilbreath were the principal contributors to the victory' surge for the Techsans. The Raiders return to Lubbock for a busy week of Border dueling, beginning next Wednesday night. Flagstaff's Teachers open a three-night series of Border conference clashes in the South Plains city that night, followed Thursday night by Arizona university's invasion, and Friday night by Tempo's visit. El Paso Asks For Berth In WT-NM Decision On Request May Be Made Early Next Week President Price Announces (By The Associated Press) DALLAS, Feb. 13—Milton Price, president of the West Texas-New Mexico league said tonight a decision might-be" made by Monday or Tuesday whether the El Paso baseball club could secure a league franchise. Price said General Manager"'Grover (Red) Wilson of the El Paso club called him today, said his group was interested in obtaining a. franchise and asked bout the DQssihiiitins. Two Deals Pending A couple of deals are pending, rice said, which might open the /ay for El Paso to come info the eague. The WT-NM circuit at present as eight members. The El Paso tub last year was a member of El Paso Club Ready -or Definite Action EL PASO, Feb. 13. (/P)— The El 3 aso baseball club applied today or a franchise in the West Texas- The box score: Texas Tech Erwin, I „_ IIODS. f Head, f McCullough, I ,— Ollbreatfa. c Lowe, c Volz. g Allen, g Gllley, g Mann, s FG FP PF TP 2 11 0 0 1 0 Totals 70 9 13 3oos and cheers at the end— cheers for the bit of action they received and boos for the action they didn't get in several rounds. Afterward. Johnny Ray, Billy's manager, said he wanted one more important fight as a tune-up before his warrior tangles with Louis again. In the semi-windup, a match which was to have a bearing on deciding the next challenger for Gus Lesnevich's light-heavyweight championship, Jimmy Webb. Houston, Irish battler, and Johnny Colan, sturdy New Yorker, slugger their way to an eight-round draw. Webb weighed 174; Colan 173 VS. NORTH DAKOTAN WINS PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13. M>) —Georgia Tainter of Fargo, N. D.. won the annual women's golf tournament here today vith a spectacular one-up victory over Grace Amory of Palm Beach on the 19th hole. son. They battled the crowd for four long hours over the 18 holes and both finished with 74. Crooner Crosby was feeling his sticks today and treated the crowd to 41-36—77, But Hope wasn't happy with his 41-40—31. Anyway the round cost him a dime. He tossed that tc a spectator who haltod one of his straying shots to the green and threw it up by the hole. Four shots back of Harrison at par 71 were Johnny Dawson, the Hollywood amateur who won the Bing Crosby open; Willie Goggin of White Plains, N. Y., Henry Ransom of Philadelphia: Herman Kciser of Akron, Ohio, and Sammy Snead of'Hot Spring?, Va. The greens wrecked such names Lorenzo To Dedicate New Gym Tonight LORENZO, Feb. 13 (Special) — Lorenzo High school dedicates its new $9,000 gym tonight with a three-game cage card featuring some of the South Plains leading schoolboy squads. Starting at 8 o'clock, the contests will be reeled off in this order: Lorenzo vs. Robertson, Floydada vs. Idalou, and Texas Tech's ureshmen vs. Sundown's Independents. The gym has a seating capacity of more than 4CO persons. Hardin'Sitntnoni Steels, f Ration. X Sprini'c. f Tomlln:'-n. t Osborne. c __ Lancaster, g „__ 'i Prescbtt. s - '. " Doren, 5 0 ro FP PF TP 3 3 0 0 R PHELPS HIGHT AT HOME PITTSBURGH.— Babe Phelps' favorite park always was Forbes Field, which is one reason why the big catcher should be contented in Pittsburgh. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY] A GOOD BUY IS A DEFENSE BOND OR STAMP WE BUY & SELL GOOD USED CARS In six months a 12-year-old boy in Tottenham, England, has collected nearly $1,000 in one street for the National Savings cam- Hslftime score: Texas Tech 18; Hardln Simmons 13. Officials: Haj». Tulsa; Billiard, Baylor FLAGSTAFF BESTS MINERS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Feb. 13. C/P) —The Lumberjacks of Arizona State Teachers college and the Texas Miners from El Paso traded basket for basket in their Borde conference game tonight, and when the final gun sounded Flagstaf had the edge, 37 to 35. ARIZONA 53; AGGIES 25 TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 13. The University of Arizona Wild cats disposed of the tail-end Nex Mexico Aggies, 53 to 25, in a roug and tumble Border conferenc basketball game here tonight. Thirty personal fouls were cal ed, 17 against the the Aggies an 13 on Arizona. Buy A Defenis Bond TODAY! ie now eague. defunct Arizona-Texas Mexico league. General Manger Grover (Red) Wilson an- lounced. The Texans, members of the now defunct Arizona-Texas league for he last five seasons, submitted the pplicatiqn to Milton Price, WT- VM president, in Dallas. Tie-in With Fort Worth Wilson said the club decided to apply for a franchise after several days without word from officials of the Big Spring club to transfer that'WT-NM franchise to El Paso. The El Paso club, Wilson reported. would seek a connection with the Fort Worth club of the Texas league and revealed he had :alked that plan over with Rogers rlornsby. Fort Worth manager, at ;he recent minor leagues meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. Ray Lenahan Captures Baseball Golf Crown MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 13. (<P>—Ray Lenahan, a better golfer than ever he was a pitcher, out-classed the diamond stars today to win the baseball players golf championship by six strokes. With the help of an eagle, he carded a one-over-par 73 on the final round for a 54-hole total of 218. Lenaiian, 46-year-old Providence, R. I., shirt salesman, served a brief hitch with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1918. His short diamond career ended with Springfield of the "Eastern league in -1920. Second place went to the 1941 champion, Coach Mcrv Shea of the Detroit Tigers, who fired the most brilliant round of the event today—-a two-under-par 70. He would have made the race interesting except for a lapse to an 81 yesterday. Two pre-tournament favorites— Heinie Manush, Greensboro Piedmont league manager, and Wes Ferrell, quick-tempered former big league pitcher—wound up in a tie for third at 228. Ferrell had a sparkling 74 in the finale to catch Manush, who needed 75. Fifth place went to Paul Derringer, Cincinnati Red pitcher whose 74 gave him a 230 total. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY1 Ropes Cagers Swamp Pettit Boys,-Girls ROPES, Feb. 13 (Special) — Ropes boys and girls cage aggregations rolled to impressive triumphs tonight over corresponding Pettit teams in title-involved contests in District 8-B. The Ropes boys, paced by Forward Eugene McKee with 22 points and Forward William McLain with 18 tallies, swamped Pettit, 53 to 8, for the 8-B title and a conference record of 10 wins, two losses. The lop-sided scores made a total of 749 to the oppositions' 394 in 21 victories of 25 games for the Ropes lads this season. In the girls tilt, Ropes won, 37 to .16 with Mary Evelyn Means accounting for 24 of the total. The girls are now tied with Sundown for (he C-B title. Coach Robin J. Clack tutors the Ropes boys. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! as Denny Shute and Henry Pkard at 74; Horton Smith and Ed Dudley at 76, and Ray Mangrum, 77. SEE J. I). McPHAUL or C. C. 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