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Lubbock Morning Avalanche Page 6 Thursday, February 19, 1942 A C C U IV.AT -E COMPL-ETt Lubbock, Texas Tech Cagers Defeat Flagstaff Lumberjacks; Meet Arizona U.JlgreJConight LastHaifRush Frank LealryIsNamed Head I Dodgers Arrive Brings Raiders !-25Victory By COLLIER PARHIS Avalancha Sports Editor Coach Berl Huffman of the Texas Tech basketball department must have made some cutting remarks between halves-o£ the game, because the Red Raider thump- thumpers came out like a four- alarm fire in the last half to wind up with a 48-25 Border conference victory over the Arizona State Teachers college Lumberjacks of Flagstaff last night. With less than five minutes to play, Huffman sent in a team o£ reserves, and they kept up the rush to score eight points in rapid order. , ' The game was the first of three against Arizona invaders here this week. Meet Wildcats Tonight Tonight, Coach Fred Enke's University of Arizona Wildcats charge on the Tech court, seeking revenge for a ten-point licking absorbed in Tucson early in the season. The game starts at 8:15 o'clock, and should be very interesting. On Friday night, at the same time, the Arizona State Teachers college Bulldogs from Tempe, one of two teams able to defeat Texas Tech this season, play a return game here. Last night's game started off with all the fire and fury of a dart ' throwing contest at the weekly meeting of the women's missionary society. Nearly ten minutes had elapsed before a personal foul was called on either side—and before much scoring had been accomplished. The boys on both sides were just a bunch of cousins. At the end of twenty minutes, halftime, Tech had scored 19 points, Ari• zona's Lumberjacks 11. Spillsbury Leads Scoring The action started with the whistle as the second half opened, and while it never got dangerously rough and tough, it was fast and entertaining. Texas Tech was off its scoring stride, rimming the basket a gillion times but making only a small percentage' of their shots count. The same might be said of the Liumberjacks, although Mr. Spills- bury, long and hefty center -with a fancy one-handed, overhand shot, hit the bucket four times for field goals in the first half. He was the only Arizona player to make a field basket in the first half. He made one more in the second spasm, and added a free shot to take individual scoring honors with eleven points. Randall, a fancy two-handed artist, got warmed up in .the second half to pour in three field baskets and had a total of eight points. Cantrell and Miller, a substitute, made field baskets and Mikkelson and Francese made free shots to account for the balance of the Lumberjack scoring. The Lumberjacks handled the ball nicely, put forth considerable effort, and demonstrated a good floor game, better than Tech's in the first half. Head, Gilbreath Ti» For Texas Tech, Garland- Head and Byron Gilbreath made ten points apiece, Elvis Erwin and Norman Volz eight apiece. Volz, a clever ball handler, was badly off scoring stride in the first half and seldom hit the backboard, let alone the basket. Erwin, still under par after an accident in practice early last week, canned only two field goals, but sank four of five free shots offered. Volz opened up in the second half, after scoring his first field goal along with a long shot just before the first half ended, and made three baskets. George Allen played most of the game in place of Captain Gabe Gilley," and late in the game a team composed of Ed Irons, Glenn Lowe, Red Williams, Lawrence McColloch and "Frosty" Cox played hell-bent-for-leather basketball to give the crowd a show. Irons marked up two field goals, Lowe and Williams one each" in that last rash. The Lumberjacks never were ahead, or even tied, although they WILDCAT POINT-MAKERS— Star players of the.University of Arizona Wildcat basketball team which plays Texas Tech in a Border conference game here tonight are Bob Ruman, left, and Vince Cullen. They are the regular starting forwards and leading scorers. Cullen stands six feet, three inches high, while Ruman, the team's leading point getter, Consider New Baseball Deals iBv rh* AK-'ic'iilra Prc."' ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Feb. 18—Two representatives of the Western Baseball league conferred today with Mayor Clyde Tingley on the possibility of the Albuquerque Cardinals entering the circuit. Tingley had no comment on the discussions with Elwood Romney of,Denver and Neal Hobbs, of Pueblo, Colo., bvlt it was announced they would meet with other Albuquerque baseball men tomorrow. O. E. Beck, one of the Cardinal boosters, said he was expecting word tomorrow from H. R. Miller, operator of the Pampa franchise in the West Texas-New Mexico league who may transfer his franchise to Albuquerque. . The Albuquerque club was a member of the now defunct Arizona-Texas league. Instructor For Coach School lacks an inch of. reaching six feet. Other starters and their heights: Center Les Westfall, six feet, two inches; Guard Tim Ballantyne, six feet, three inches, and Guard George Genung, six feet, one inch. "Little Dutch" Meyer Gets Set For Gehringer's Shoes -o Hardin-Simmons In Upset Cage Victory ABILENE, Feb. 18. (-•?)—Hardn- Simmons university defeated the University of Arizona Wildcats 36 tc^ 31 tonight in a rough Border conference basketball game. The score was tied at 18-18 at the half. Truett Rattan, Hardinr Simmons forward, led scorers with 9 points. Boxer Angott Learns Lesson—Not Boxing PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13 (&) — Sammy Angott, the friendly neighborhood boy from the quiet community of "Little" Washington, Pa., who boxed his way to the world's lightweight crown,, said tonight he has learned a lesson about being a "good fellow" he never will forget—or repeat. The young champ's resolution was announced tonight after he spent almost 24 hours "on the spot" at police headquarters here because he had given two 'friends' a ride in his automobile. The "friends" were identified by Defective Inspector Walter Monaghan as James P. Delucia, 46, of New York, and Freddie Bucknell, alias Brownell, 25, of Akron, O., who have been charged with robbing the Stanley theater here Monday of $7,537 and using Sammy as a get-way aide. Monaghan gave Angott a free bill of health after questioning him upon returning the two prisoners here from Akron. made it interesting with a spurt in the last half to make the score 23-30. The box scert: ARIZONA TEACHERS FG By HAROLD V. RATLIFF FORT WORTH, Feb. 18. <iP) — L. D. (Little Dutch) Meyer is accustomed to being on the spot, so attempting to fill the shoes this year o£ the great Charley Gehringer at; Detroit doesn't have him worried in the least. The 26-year-old Meyer, who has been in professional baseball five years, playing 40 games last sea r son with the Tigers, said today as he prepared for his 'trip to Lakeland, Fla., to join the Detroit squad: "No one can entirely replace Gehringer and I don't think the fans in that swell baseball town expect anyone to. I feel they will be liberal with me as I try to fill the shoes of the greatest second baseman of them all." On Spot At T.C.U. Gehringer this year will be a coach at Detroit. Meyer finished at Texas Christian university in 1937 after four years of being on the spot—as far as many of the fans were concerned. It happened that his uncle, Leo (Dutch) Meyer, was the 'football coach. Little Dutch played as a freshman under Meyer and the next season the .latter was promoted to varsity coach, so for three years the nephew had to listen to criticism that he wasn't getting his full dues. * Many of the fans said, when Little Dutch understudied the starting ends on the Horned Frogs earn, that Meyer was leaning ackward and not using his ephew enough for fear the fans might yell "favoritism." There was nothing of the sort, declared Little Dutch. "We talked about it," he said,, "but I told Amhersf, New Deal Upset In Girls Basketball Tourney Teams of Sundown, Ropes, Cooper and Wilson appeared outstanding in the district girls basketball tournament being played at the New Deal High school gymnasium, following last night's games. Ropes- defeated Amherst, 17-16, in the closest game of the tournament so far, and it was the second loss of the season lor the Amherst girls. Wilson won from Meadow, 26 to 9, and Cooper defeated Whiteface, 18 to 13, in other games last night. In the first round, Sundown won from New Deal, 27 to 14, handing out the second defeat in 23 games, .to New Deal. Spring Lake defeated Rails, 17 to 14; Union, Dawson county, won from Cotton Center, 22 to 11, and Tahoka won from Union, Terry county, 24 to 16. The teams rest today and resume playing Friday afternoon in the consolation bracket, with championship bracket games scheduled Friday night. Finals in both divisions will be played Saturday. o Ed McKeever Also On Staff For Abilene School (By The Associated Pr«ss) ABILENE, Feb. 18 — Frank Leahy of Notre Dame was named today as an instructor of the annual Texas High School Coaching school scheduled here Aug. 3-8. Selection of the Notre Dame mentor completed the staff. Leahy and Wallace Butts, coach of the University of Georgia, will serve as head instructors and coach the All-Star high school football teams that play on the final night of the school. Leahy's assistant, b a c kf i e 1 d Coach Ed McKeever, one-time Texas Tech star, also will have a spot on the week-long program. Eck Curtis, president of the coaches association, today announced selection of Leahy and McKeeven Others on the faculty are Marty Karon, backfield coach at Texas A. and M. college, and Jack Sisco, coach of North Texas State Teachers. FRANK LEAHY Regional Cage Titles At Stake Bucs Sign Fletcher And Option John Gee PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18. VP) — First Baseman Elbie Fletcher, the Pittsburgh Pirates only holdout to date, agreed today to terms : his 1942 contract, the club E nounced. It also was disclosed that long John Gee, six foot 9 inch south paw pitcher, has been optioned to Toronto in the .Internationa league. Gee, hailed as a potentia second Lefty Grove after a spec tacular season in the International > league in 1939, injured his arm in the Pirates 1940 spring training camp and never hit a winning stride. He cost around §75,000. The only unsigned Pirates now are outfielder Vince DiMaggio and Catcher Eddie Fernandes, both of whom are expected to report at the Pirates training camp and sign up later this month. TEXAS OPEN GRIN—Melvin (Chick) Harbert, 22-year-old Battle Creek, Mich., professional, grins at his prize check after winning first money of $1000 in the Texas Open goU tournament at San Antonio. He defeated Ben Hogan by four strokes in an 18-hole playoff. Les Fleming To. Get His Chance CLEVELAND, Feb. 18 OT—The Migraine headaches which forced Hal Trosky to announce his retirement from baseball today gave Les Fleming, 26-year-old batting champion of the Southern association, the biggest chance of his career. Manager Lou Boudreau said "il looks like Fleming" to replace the Cleveland Indians' slugging first baseman, who in nine major league seasons averaged .314 at bat and drove out as many as 42 home runs. As insurance against the headaches which forced big' Hal from the line up many times last season, the Tribe bought Fleming after he batted a whopping .414 for Nashville to lead the Southern association's "rabbit ball" hitters. Trosky—who is only 29—wrote the Tribe's president Alva Bra'd- Buffs Considered . For N.Y, Tourney NEW YORK, Feb. 18. (A 1 ) — Thirty-four colleges, seven of them from New York City, are being considered by the Metrolopitan In- :ercollegiate Basketball commit- ,ee for the invitation tournament at Madison square Garden, March 17, 19, 23 and 25. Eight teams, two probably from New York, will be invited. Those from out of the city under consideration are Alabama, Arkansas, Bradley, Brigham Young, Canisius, Colorado, Creighton, Dartmouth, Duke, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Univ. of Oklahoma, Oklahoma A. & M., Perm State, Rhode Island State, Rice, Rochester, Southern California, Stanford, Tennessee, Toledo, West Texas State Teachers, West' Virginia, Western Kentucky and Wyoming. rBy The Associated Press) District champions have been determined in .one division of Texas schoolboy basketball and will be named in the other two classes by the end.of the week. The 24 teams to play in the three-division state tournament at Austin are to be certified by Feb 28. Class A champions in 32 districts were all decided last week In Havana For Training Camp MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 18-W—Bustling Larry MacPhail came to terms with five Brooklyn baseball players in a whirlwind series of conferences today, then packed them off with the rest o£ the National League champions for the Havana training camp. Left behind were three holdouts — Pitcher Whitlow Wyatt, Outfielder Dixie Walker and Rookie Pitcher John Kraus. None of the three even showed up at Miami to talk to MacPhail, the club president. Another stay-behind was Pitcher , Kirby Higbe, who balked at the last moment. Club officials said he wanted to take his wife along, but Higbe's only comment was "I don't like the place and MacPhail knows it. Besides the food being terrible, the water is bad." Wives Not Invited ' Players' wives were not asked to make the trip because only limited space was available for the aerial jump. After the squad had left for Havana on two chartered Pan American clippers, Club Secretary ley that from the hopes of finding relief headaches this winter LIGHT LENS TOR ALL MAKE CARS • HEAD • TAIL • SPOT • FOG SOUTHERN AUTO STORES INC. Lubbock, Litllefielcl. Brownfield Randall. CaTitrell. Cosseboom, f Nasser, f _ Sp'.llsbury, c , Mikkci.'.on, R Francesr. g Miller. E Candelaria., g Sadler, z Totals TEXAS TECH Erwin. t Head, t _ Jrpru. f Williams, f — Gilbreath, o _ Cox. c — voiz, e Allen, g . 3 1 _ 0 0 . 5 - n . o . i . o . 0 10 ro FT 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 n o 0 rr 3 1 n o • o 3 o 0 0 0 TP B 2 0 0 11 1 1 2 0 0 2S TP Toills SI « S HxU-lirr.e icore: ArUon* Teictien 11; Tcsss Tech 19. Times out: Arizona I: Tens TtcS- I. Missed lre« ihots: ErKir., Ve>:x J, Alien McColIoch. O;,':c;>'.3: Ed Htmbriglit nr.d Curtli ' A GOOD BUY IS A DEFENSE BOND OR STAMP WE BUY & SELL GOOD TJSED CARS SEE J. D. McPKAUl. or C. C. WORRELL LUBBOCK AUTO CO., LTD. 9TH "21 TEXAS YEATiS YOUR FORD DEALER- PHONE 5524 my uncle I was being used just right. I Teal'zed I was an offensive player and not as strong as he others on defense." He never weighed over 170 pounds as a college footballer. Lubbock, Whitharral Cagers Split Even Lubbock High school's Cowhand basketball teams split with Whitharral High last night at the Westerner gymnasium, after the Cowhands had won two games in Whitharral the night before.' In the "B" squad" game, Whitharral won, 17 to 12. Hudson scored 9 points for the visitors, Forbes led the Cowhands with four. Coach Cy LaMaster's Cowhand "A" team scored a 20-13 victory in the second game, with Hubert Bechtol making five points for the winners. Gage led Whitharral with four. ' Coach LaMaster is anxious to schedule more games with high school teams over the South Plains cither at home or away, End will welcome communications. * were "totally disappointing" and suggested he be placed on the voluntarily retired list. Replying to the wintertime Iowa farmer, Bradley "regretted exceedingly" that there had been no relief, and added: "I believe the decision you are making, in view of the circumstances, is wise." He said Hal would remain on the roster for the present, but "I guess we'll have to go through with his request." ( Lockney To Be Host At Boxing Tourney LOCKNEY, Feb. IB (Special) — Tligh school boxers and coaches from neighboring towns and as far away as Abilene are being invited to attend the annual boxing tournament to be held here exclusively for high school boxers February 26, 27 and 28. Considering the rubber shortage citizens of Lockney are graciously opening their homes for the participants and coaches in order that they may stay the duration of the tournament with a minimum of travel. The awards presented to winners in all weights from 112 NEW JOB FOH RUFUS PALESTINE, Feb. 18. (£>> — Rufus King, former football star for the University of Texas and for the past several years a high school football coach in East Texas, today accepted a position as milk supervisor for the state department of health. The new position becomes effective at once. PHILS BUY PITCHER PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18. (fft— The Phils announced, today the outright purchase of Sam Nahem, one of the St. Louis Cardinals' promising youuff hurlers who tossed a three hitter at Pittsburgh last season. Nahem won five and lost two for the Cards before he was shipped to Columbus, G., late in the season. LIL DIN5MITT HONORED COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 18. (&1 —Lil Dimmitt, head baseball coach and trainer of athletes at Texas A. and M... college, has been appointed chairman to represent the Southwest conference in the National Athletic Trainers association. Dimmitt has devised many methods of taping and bandaging that have been adopted nationally by trainers. pounds through the" heavyweight division will be boxing robes of Skinners jockey satin, maroon in color and trimmed in blue. These robes will be lettered with the winners name in a rainbow across the shoulders under which will be the-letters "Lockney 1942." For the weight divisions from 75 pounds through 105 pounds individual trophies will be given. Second place winners in each division will be awarded golden gloves. In addition to the individual awards a team trophy based upon points scored by each competing high school will be given One point will be scored for each match won, and the team scoring the greatest number of points will be presented a §25.00 defense bond- Individual students as well . as high school teams are invited to compete. and have moved into the bi-district round scheduled to be finished by Saturday night. Here's how they pair in the Class A bt-district round, the winners to meet for regional titles Region 1 — Hereford vs. Lake- viev.', Floydada-vs. Muleshoe. Region 2 — Anson vs. Crane, Dublin vs. Cross Plains. Region 3—Crowell vs. Nocona, Granbury vs. Gatesville. Region 4—Garland vs. Piano, Van vs. Mount Vernon. Region. 5—Arp vs. Union Grove, Elkhavt vs. Huntington. Region 6—La Grange vs. Wharton, Pasadena vs. Nederland. Region 7 — -Lampases vs. Rose bud, San Marcos vs. Sidney Lamer (San Antonio). Region 8—-Eagle Pass vs. Refugio, Aransas Pass vs. Donna. Champs Are Eliminated Chief upset of the'campaign thus far has been the downfall of the 1941 state champion El Paso High outfit. Austin of El Paso beat out the Tigers in 'their own district after El Paso high. had been boomed as a likely state finalist again. Austin is in Class AA which has 16 districts. This class will determine bi-district titlists to go to the state tournament. In Class B there are eight regions with 81 districts. These district champions do not play bi- district games but .go to the regional tournaments Feb. 28. Mai Edwards Resigns As Purdue Mentor John McDonald announced these players had reached an agreement on their salaries: Veteran Relief Pitcher Johnny Allen, Pitcher Larry French, In- . fielder Arky Vaughan; Outfielder Joe Medwick and Outfielder Don Padgett, acquired from St. Louis. REACH HAVANA SAFELY HAVANA, Feb. 18. (.T) — The , Brooklyn Dodgers, National League champions, took to the air today to get to Havana for a 20- day training 'period. The Dodgers arrived here in two planes, making a brief air jaunt from Miami, Fla. Training will get under way tomorrow. VEGETABLES ON LINKS CHICAGO, Feb. 18. (#>)—Members of the St. Charles, 111., Country club are going to take time out from their golfing this summer to plant vegetables on 20 acres of the club's, land. The project, announced today as part of the victory campaign, will culminate in prizes for those who raise the best clops. LAFAYETTE, Ind., Feb. 18. UP) —Football Coach Allen H. (Mai) Elward of Purdue university, whose team had a bad 1941 season, said tonight he was resigning to go back into the Navy, in which he became a lieutenant, senior grade, in the last war. Elward, on the Boilermaker coaching staff since 1927 and head coach since 1037, gave his resignation to President Edward C. Elliott for consideration by trustees, who Jan. 22'took the post of athletic director away from him but extended his coaching contract six months. KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK...YOUR CAR MAY NEED A VALVE JOB Regrinding done the fac- lory way will take ihe noise out of the old bus and save you money by cutting d o w n gasoline •waste. Here's a'job thai pays for iiself in ihe long run! Come in for'a checkup today I OIL COMPANY NEVv SELKIRK SIGNS YORK, Feb. 18. (/P) — The signed contract of George Selkirk, veteran outfielder, was received at the New York Yankees' office today. Selkirk is the 12th player to sign. 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