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•'•'• -<• i. If Lubbock Morning Avalanche •F I {V..TT Page 6 Wednesday, February 18, 1942 ffiV-^-Wffi^;;^ A ecu jx, y\ T -E: COMPL-ET-E Lubbock, Texas Arizona Quintets Invade Texas Tech Gym For First Of Three Games Tonight Flagstaff Lumberjacks Here For Border Conference Revenge Affer Dropping Close One; 'Cats Next Arizona and Border conference basketball opens a three-night session at the Texas Tech gymnasium tonight, with Texas Tech on the entertaining committee. First of three Arizona teams to play here in the next three nights, the State Teachers college Lumberjacks of Flagstaff, meet the Texas Tech Red Raiders tonight at 8:15 o'clock in the college gymnasium. On successive nights, University of Arizona's Wildcats and the Arizona State Teachers college Bulldogs of Tempo are scheduled here in Border conference competition. Against all three of the Arizona? clubs, Coach Berl Huffman's Red Haiders have had their trials and tribulations this season. They were hard pressed to win from the Flagstaff team which comes here tonight. In fact, a field goal in the last few seconds of play enabled Tech to emerge victorious, 53 to 52, in a game played earlier this season at Flagstaff. On the next night, the Raiders were toppled by the Tempe Teachers, in a close game. Tech won frcm University of Arizona by tv-n points in .a high scoring game at Tucson. Coach Huffman hoped to have his lull strength at bat tonight against the vengeful Lumberjacks, which means that Elvis Erwin aid Garland Head are due to start at forwards, Byron Gilbreath at center, Captain- Gabe Gilley and Norman Volz at guards. : The Lumberjacks lineup .is expected to see Wing and Randall at forwards, Snyder at center, Miller and Mikelson at guards. The game will mark the first, and last, appearance of the Flag' staff team on the Tech court this season. In a curtain, raiser beginning at 6:30 o'clock this evening, the'cus- tomers may see intramural basketball at its best, as the Silver Keyes, champions of the Socia' club league, combat the Tortoise " Club team, champion of the Tech .Independents. Dangerous since the start of th season, and improving all the I time, the Flagstaff Lumberjacks rode into West Texas last night on the crest of a three-game winning streak, haying defeated New Mexico university, the New Mexico Aggies and the Texas Miners last week to gain fourth place in the hot Border circuit. They trail their Tempe neighbors, now in third place, by a small percent- Frogs Win From Bruin Quint, 37-33 FORT WORTH, Feb. 17 ( Texas Christian's expert landlers preserved a slender leac against Baylor's closing rush here onight as the Horned Frogs won I ing high jumpers m Maxey Mc- heir fifth Southwest conference • Knight and Bill McColloch. Both bai: Tech Track Team Enters Laredo Meet Coach Walker Nichols has s.n- r.ounced that his Texas Tech track and field team will open its season on March 6 by participating n the tenth annual Border Olympics at Laredo. The colorful Border Olympics will be held in the Martin High school stadium at Laredo with preliminaries scheduled for the afternoon, finals that night. The Border Olympics is one of the three biggest track and field meets held each year in Texas and this will be the second time that the Red Raiders have competed. For the first time in several years, Texas Tech will have a complete team. Over twenty tracksters and field men are working out daily under the guidance of Coach Nichols. Webster Coming Along Nichols said that Walter Webster, who was a track sensation in Lubbock High school, looms as his best dash man. Webster is capable of running the century in 10-flat and is expected to win many points for the Raiders. The Raiders have two promis- Slafon Tourney Sef For Final Round Monday Special To The AviUnehe) SLATON, Feb. 17. — The annual Slaton High school invitation boxing tournament moved toward next Monday night's finals tonight after 14 scraps in the gymnasium here. Among winners tonight were two District Golden Gloves champions, Flyweight Roland Borger of Texas Tech and Heavyweight Glenn Ward of Floydada. Several other Golden Glovers are to fight in the championships, scheduled for Monday night of next week. Borger, who won one fight and then, lost to the champion in the State Golden Gloves tournament at Fort Worth, was pushed by Derwood McClintock of Tahoka last night, and the decision favoring Borger was unpopular. Ward, repeating a District Golden Gloves tournament performance, won from J. P. Bussell of Texas Tech, this time with a technical knockout in the second Holdouts Qive \Jp Headlines But Argue Just The Same game 37-33. The Bears, down 13-21 at the lalf, pulled, within three points of ?CU with four minutes left but could get no nearer. In the last wo minute's the Frogs made one free pitch good and took the ball out of bounds five times on desperate Bear fouls. Baylor's accuracy from, the free :hrow line made it a close game. Dwight Parks hit eight for eight and added three field goals to lead the scoring with 14 points. In all Baylor made 13 of 15 gift shots. The seven Frogs who participated split the scoring with four to eight points each. Max Humphries led on four first half field goals. age. Randall, star forward of the Lumberacks, is one of the conference's outstanding point makers. He tallied 22 points against Texas Tech when the clubs met in Flagstaff, and is one of the "hotter" loopers of the district Pete Snyder, center, is another hotshot for Flagstaff, and should give Byron Gilbreath. considerable trouble tonight. Texas Tech will be seeking its eighth conference victory of the season, following a setback at the hands of the famous West Texas State Teachers Buffs in Canyon last week, and a succeeding victory over the Kardhi-Simmons quintet at Abilene. Buffaloes Ramble Over 'Jacks, 93,-42 CANYON, Feb. 18. OT —West Texas State Teachers college's tall and high scoring basketeers won their tenth consecutive Border conference game tonight by plastering Arizona State of Flagstaff 93-42. The Buffs led all the way, and Coach Al Baggett substituted freely. At the half the Texans were out in front 53-33. Jack Maddox of the Buffaloes was high point man with 19; Brookfield got 15 points, and for Flagstaff Casseboom, a guard, who was hot on both offense and defense, caged 12. His teammate, Randall made 10. Cowhands Win From Whilharral Quints Two teams of the Lubbock High school Cowhand basketball divi sion were victorious in games with Whitharral High teams on the lat ter's court last night—and tonigh will give the Whitharral teams a chance to get even. Under direction of Cy LaMsster who has "inherited" basketbal coaching responsibility for high school teams from Coach Goober Keyes following the end of the Westerners' regular schedule, the Cowhand "A" team defeated Whit- harrall High, 22 to 20, in the firs game last night. Bobby Downing with 7 points and Hubert Bechto with four led the winners. Hudson and Gate, with six each, were high scorers for Whitharral. In the "B" game, Lubbock won, 17 to 14, with E. L. Snodgrass scoring four points and David Lawson four for the Cowhands. Brock and Lewis made four each for Whitharral. The teams meet this evening at the Lubbock High school gymnasium, starting at 6:30 o'clock, and both games should be over in time for ians to attend the Texas Tech- boys are capable of clearing the bar at 5 feet, 1 inch and will be real contenders in the Laredo meet. In the high hurdles, Maxey McKnight and Byron Gilbreath have been clipping the timber with fine timing snd fair speed. Bill Niven, J. R. Callahan and Vebster are entered for Tech in he discuss throw. All three have >een shooting the discuss for a lot f territory and are expected to vin some points at Laredo. Calahan will also be an entry in the pole vault and will participate n the shot put event along with Valter Schlinkman. Coach Nichols is well satisfied vith the practice performances of his brand new track and field earn and beside the ones men- loned, these will also represent Texas Tech at the Border Olympics: Bill Thompson in the 440- yard run; Bill Scott in the discus; A. Jones in the 880-yard run; Roy Williams in the low hurdles; John Campbell in the mile round. Stotts Is Defeated James Stotts, Slaton, former district Gloves champ, was loser to Werner Schaffner of Tahoka in a middleweight fight tonight. Other fights: Jerry Edwards of Tahoka knocked out Charles Owens of Slaton, 85-pound class. Wendell Rhodes of Shallowater decisioned Bobby Scott, Tahoka, 85-pound class. D. C. Brannon decisioned Randall Elrod, Slaton, 85-pound class. Balch of Lubbock knocked out Eugene Burnett, 85 pound class. Ben L. Thomas of Post defeated J. R. Brush, Slaton, 100-pound class. Billy Brackcen, Slaton, outpoint- ed Leonard Steffens, Slaton, 100- pound class. Tahoka, Lubbock Tied Spring '! raining At Hand; Several Stars Unsigned By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, Feb. 17 — Little has been heard of contract controversies in the major leagues this winter for various reasons, but a check today showed that many outstanding players still are unsigned on the eve of the training season. Joe DiMaggio, who will be the highest salaried star in baseball this year, has returned his contract at least once without a signature. More amazing, perhaps, is the fact that only Pitcher Lefty Gomez and Shortstop Phil Rizzuto of all the regulars among the world champions have agreed to terms. The New York Giants opened their training at Miami yesterday with no more than a dozen performers signed. Several other clubs similarly have big groups of players outside the fold. Not all the players unsigned are discontented. The war has posed so many more important problems for the magnates that some contracts were not mailed out until last week and a majority were not offered as the players until the first week in February. Still Some Headaches ' As the result some players will bring their signed contracts into camp with them and others .will come to terms as soon as they get on the scene and 'have a chance to talk over their desires. However, there are enough headaches to go around. DiMaggio, .jvho set a sensational record by hitting in 56 consecutive games last summer, leading the Yankees to the world champion- It Just Doesn't Make Sense Maybe A Pessimistic Dash Would Relieve Situation! run; Barkley Meadows and Wei- pound class. Harley Mansker, Slaton, defeated Billy Knight, Tahoka, 118- pound class. Elton Edwards, Slaton, won from Jimmie Robertson, Littlefield, 126- don Barton in the one-half mile run. New track equipment has been ordered for the Red Raiders and from March 6 the Techsans hope to take their place as a major track and field unit. Arizona Teachers Tech gymnasium. game at the Admission at the high school gymnasium will be ten cents. Coach LaMaster is anxious to schedule additional games for the Cowhands, and will welcome correspondence in that regard. BASKETBAII, RESULTS Arizona SUte Teachers (Flagstaff) 43; \V4s-. Texas StaSe Teachers 93. T.C.U. 37; Baylor 33. McMurry 53: Howard Payne «. A.C.C. 43; Trinity 27. I.-->n Morris 47: Kileore II. Paris 52: Marsha.ll 3J. Southwestern 41; Daniel 3»Tctr 35. Widener Handicap Is "Wide Open" Affair MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 17 (#)— A winter of upsets has made the $50,OCQ Widener handicap March 7 a wide' open horse race—and even the experts may throw away their form charts and jab a pin in a program in trying to pick the winner. Most of the hubbub has been raised over Alsab's two defeats and C hailed on : s disappointing performance, but not one of the other 54 eligible thoroughbreds has a season's record conspicuous enough to make him a favorite. Lew Jenkins' Title Hopes Hit Snag PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17 <ff>— Lew Jenkins' hopes of regaining the lightweight boxing championship suffered a-severe setback tonight when Marty Servo punched out 3. decisive 10-~ound decision over the ex-titleholder before 8,000 at the Arena. Jenkins, stung with a left to the body soon after the opening bell, was on the defensive throughout. Only his good condition kept him from being knocked out. Round after round Jenkins was backed in the ropes and staggered from lefts to the head and hard rights to the body, but only in the seventh did he go down. He was floored by a particularly savage left and crumpled in a heap in a corner with his legs buckled under him. He took a count of nine jut managed to get up and go the distance. Fails To Scratch So one sided was the scrap, despite Jenkins' ability to absorb Dunishment, that the Sweetvvater lighter 1 failed to win a round Judges Al Voice and Eddie Loughran each gave Servo all of the 1( rounds. Referee Benny Leonard gave Servo eight and called the fourth and sixth even. George Briggs, Lubbock, defeated Ben L. Thomas in a semi-final fight of the 100-pound class, and John Bingham 'of Tahoka decision- ed Billy Brackeen of Slaton in the same division. Jerry Edwards of Tahoka won from Troy Crabtree of Slaton in another 85-pound class fight. Through tonight's fights, Tahoka and Lubbock were tied for leadership in team standings with seven points each. Slaton had six points, Littlefield three and Post two. At least twelve fights are on schedule for the finals Monday night. 4- 'li: PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Buy A Defense Bond TODAYl dalou Noses Out Southland, 22-20 Idalou got a leg up on the dis- rict 9-B basketball championship Tuesday night by taking an overtime engagement from Southland, 22 to 20, in Idalou gymnasium. J. W. Pruilt, whose defensive work was outstanding, poked in two points in the last 20 seconds of the regulation game to knot the count at 20-all. Barely had the rebuttal chapter started than Clinton Hurley made good a field goal attempt. Coach Elmo Kelley's charges successfully held the ball during the remaining few minutes. Roy King, Southland forward led scores with eight markers Harrison Sage of Idalou had seven and Pruitt had one less. Bill White, starred defensively for the vistors The two teams meet again Thursday night at Southland. Should Southland win a neutral court will be the site of a deciding contest for the conference title. ship and earning the most valuable player award for himself, report- ely was offered a contract for $37,500, the same amount he received last year. Most observers believe that he and President Edward G. Barrow of the Yanks will compromise on $40,000 with a minimum of argument. There has been no indication of what is delaying the signing of the other Yankees, whose camp opens next week-end. Bonus arrangements, which some clubs have written into this year's contracts because of the uncertainty o£ attendance in war time, have caused some balks. A case in point is First Baseman Dick Siebert of the Philadelphia Athletics, who, it is understood, wants a definite commitment in five figures. Kreevich, Johnson Unsigned Connie Mack said ue has given Siebert his final offer, adding, "he can take it or leave it. He hss given me trouble every year . . . always felt he was entitled to more money. That may be all right as far as he is concerned, but I am not going to raise 'my offer this .ime." Mike Kreevich and Bob Johnson also are unsigned among the A's. Luke Appling, who alone of all the Chicago White Sox has not come to terms, presumably also is opposed to a bonus plan. First Baseman Elbie Fletcher is the only Pirate not signed and is reportedly at odds with the club over §2,000. Bobo Newsom, among the Tigers, has been grumbling about a reported pay cut and Pitchers John Corsica "and Paul (Dizzy) Trout have made holdout declarations. Relief Pitcher Mike Ryba has By WHITNEY MARTIN c Wide World Sports Columnist NEW YORK Feb. 17.—It looks like they might have to put extra pockets on the major league first divisions this year to hold all the clubs which promised to travel along with the upper crust. Just recently we have noted three quotations from players or managers all three statements gar- ni~he". with unadulterated optimism to wit: Rick Ferrell — The Browns should finish in the first division this year. Al Simmons — The Athletics should finish in the first division this year. * Mel Ott—The Giants should finish in the first division this year. Beaming Ball Players The funny part about these bursts o£ originality is that all may be right the future being as uncertain as it is. There is nothing more uncertain than baseball, unless it is a blend of baseball and war, in which case it isn't only a question of where a team will finish, but if it will finish. We can expect a steady drip of these priceless quotations now that the training season is at hand, as every barnyard oracle who has his name on a roster will be asked what he thinks of his club's chances, and will spout corny phrases to the effect it will be up there close to the top, even though he's been out hunting and hasn't seen a newspaper for two months. We. know. We've quoted them ourselves. But what could you expect them to say? As they say, a silly question deserves a silly answer, and asking a ball player what his club's outlook is really is a silly question, as there is only one answer possible. Or at least discreet. About three years ago. Oscar Henry Frnka-Is Suggested For Yale Head Job Christmas would be high treason, even though they were convinced it was true enough. That's the difference between professional and amateur sports. For an amateur to drool words of praise for his team, interspersed with a few choice remarks concerning the corner-lot quality of the opposition, wouldn't be cricket and the drooler would be marked down as a braggart who should have his ears pinned back. On The Other Hand This is particularly true in football, where the coaches spend their time on the shady side of the barn and never see a ray of sunlight, even though they are sitting on the best material they ever had and are pretty sure they can use the third team to mop up most of the opposition. Annually Bernie Bierman has bemoaned his losses and painted a bleak picture of the future, and almost annually Bernie Bierman has come up with unbeatable teams. Frank Leahy could see nothing but the hole in the doughnut when he took over at Notre Dame, but Frank Leahy came up with an undefeated team last fall. Were the professionals to spread gloom as freely, the gate would suffer, and when the gate suffers the professionals suffer. It's an odd trait of the sports fan that he expects the pros' to tell how good they are, and condemns the amateurs for doing the same thing. It doesn't make sense. PHILADELPHIA, Fob. 17 The Record said tonight it had learned Henry Frnka, head coach at Tulsa university, will be sounded out within a few days on a proposal to become head football coach at Yale university. The newspaper said a prominent Yale alumnus, close to the football advisory committee, declared that Ray Morrison, Temple football coach, had suggested Frnka be interviewed. The alumnus, who declined the use of his name, added that the advisory committee also intends to confer with Maurice "Clipper" Smith, Villanova coach, and E. E. "Hooks" Mylin, Lafayette coach At Tulsa Frnka said: "The Yale matter came up so suddenly I haven't really considered it. I haven't been contacted officially by the Yale folks but I feel that it's a fine compliment to mentioned that situation there." ago. Vitt was condemned as everything from a quitter to a disgrace to the game for expressing the opinion the Yankees were unbeatable and in a class by 'themselves. It made no difference that what he said was true as gospel and he was just bringing to light the concealed thoughts of the other baseball men. He just shouldn't have said it, that's all. For Rick Ferrell or Al Simmons or Mel Ott to say that their clubs were made up of two-base errors and comic opera hitters and would do well to finish the week before ky and some others, but Trosky is the leading question mark. Eight of the Brooklyn Dodgers, National League champions, were unsigned when President Larry MacPhail left by plane for Miami this morning, but he expected to have most of them lined up before the squad flies to Havana tomorrow. WONDERFUL HOW COOL AND MILD PRINCE ALBERT SMOKES, YET WITH SUCH'GOOD, RICH TASTE. PA. IS CRIMP CUT, TOO. DRAWS EASIER, SAAOKES STAY LIT. GRAND FDR . 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