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, f "\ Lubbock Morning Avalanche Page 12 Friday, February 20, 1942 •F I K-TT Raiders Pushed To Defeat • . . ^ Tech Rallies In Last Half For 49-42 Triumph A Matter Of Legs! HAZEL WALKER 'If she can play . . .' Will Hazel's Hold Up? That's The ' Flyers' Worry By E. L. CAMPBELL Wide World Features LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 19. (fP) —If Hazel's legs hold up ... Thai's the one big condition facing the Little Rock Flyers, national girls basketball champions. Ha?el Walker, seven times an AH American, is the hub of the Flyers' offense. She limped through the 1940 season, a victim of "shin splints." Technically, that is an athletic disaster caused by muscles pulling lose from shin bones. The cure is rest. So Hazel has been resting. The team hasn't even tried a practice game because of it. * * + * "If she is all right," said Herschel Lewis, manager of the champions, "we'll start praclicing, warm up gradually and be ready to defend out title. If her legs give out, we're through." * * * Hazel says the pins feel fine and Herchel is hopeful. Except for All-American Laverne Simpson, now attending Oklahoma A. & M. College, all members of the 1940 squad are on hand, plus three newcomers. Except for Laverne, the 1940 Ail-Americans on hand are Leota Barham, Myrtle Shiever, Mary Parker and Loretta Bland. In. the past five years the Flyers have won 172 out of 184 games and copped three national championships. Even if they play again this year, they won't travel much, because of tire rationing and 1 expenses in general. But, if Hazel can play, the team will. CO-MPL-ET€ C l^ - ^^.•iy.i.yS-iE-a AC C Byron Gilbreath's ability to can seven shots from the free-throw line meant the difference last night as Texas Tech was extended in defeating a hustling University of Arizona Wildcat team, 49 to 42, in a Border conference round-ball game at the Tech gymnasium. Led by Bob Ruman, their pace setter lor the season, the Wildcats --. „. ,,,, t poured in as many baskets from game of the play-off series, on the Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! Sophomore Phil Rizzuto Is Set For Big Yankee Year Chuck Fenske Can't Fly Plane, But Is Keeping 'Em Flying' (By The Associated Press) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb 19.—Having successfully-run the gantlet of stage fright and the usual assortment of jitters which beset a rookie breaking into the major leagues, Phil Rizzuto, the pint-sized New York Yankee shortstop, figures his sophomore year, 1942, should be a good one. "I think playing last season with the Yankees has made me 100 per cent a better ball player," declared Rizzuto today, shortly after arriving here to bask in the sunshine and doctor a cold which has been bothering him all winter. "Playing between Joe Gordon and Red Rolfe helped my fielding a lot. They coached me in every game and before every series Frankie Crosetti sat down with me and went over every batter on the team we were to play. Gosh, a fellow couldn't help but improve his play with help like that. Met Some Pitchers "Then, too, I learned a lot about pitchers and my batting ought to be better. I won't be pressing so hard, either, trying to live up to a lot of swell press notices." ;The flashy young shortstop said he didn't note much difference between-the pitching in the Amer- icarrleague and that in the American association the year before except that "there aren't any pitchers like Feller. Johnny Rigney and Thornton Lee in the association." Rizzuto calis Rigney the toughest pitcher he faced. American league' fielding, however, was vastly different from the AA brand, Rizzuto said,' adding, "Big league fielders study every batter and always seem play just right for them.^ BASKETBALL RESCLTS £l!! on ,?__ U - ":• T"ss Tech «. to LIGHT LENS FOR ALL .MAKE CARS « HEAD • TAIL • SPOT • FOG SOUTHERN AUTO STORES INC. Lubbock, Littlsfield. Brownfield " RANDOLPH FIELD, Feb. 19. (iP) —Charles (Chuck) Fenske, who made history on the nation's tracks, can't fly for Uncle Sam but he can do the next best thing —keep the boys who can in top condition. Fenske has checked in as a member of the physical training staff, of the Gulf Coast air corps training center at Randolph Field. He has just gained a couple, of physical education degrees that qualify him for the job of helping thousands of Army fledglings build their muscles. Fenske, who is co-holder of the world's indoor mile record with Glenn Cunningham and boasts a flock of other world and national marks, couldn't become a flier because of his eyes. Chuck isn't through with track competition by any means. Right now he's working to whip into shape for the National AAU meet to be held in Dallas in July and other big tests the war department will give him permission to make. He gets in training sessions daily while not directing calisthenics for the eaglets. Last week Fenske won a silver trophy without taking a single turn around the track. Chuck was in a bunk at Fort Shelby, Miss., where he was a sergeant in the 135th medical regiment, listening to a radio report o£ the Milirose games at Madison Square Garden, New York. Les MacMStchell won the Wanamaker mile but didn't break i enske s record set in 1940. So the cup automatically became the property of Fenske, since it is awarded every three years to the nolder of the the best mark. Buffaloes Snooze But Tempe Bulldogs Lose CANYON, Feb. 19. (.*) _ The Bulldogs played good bas- tomght and put up a gal?£ EC ? P ;u But il slmply wa s no use and the ran.cy Buffaloes of west Texas State Teacher? college v.-on, 87 to 39. Tempe caught the Buffs a ? lrep at the start and took a 5-4 lead"in four minutes. But the nap wasn't Inn. „., the Buffs 35^™ scrimmage as Tech v/a. able to make, 17 in all, thus leaving the issue squarely up to the shooters who toed the mark. Over-anxiety on the part of the tal, speedy Wildcats cost them a total of fourteen personal fouls and two p:ayers;-the Red Raiders capi. talized on fifteen out of nineteen chances from the free throw marker, Gilbreath making seven of them. BULLDOGS HERE TONIGHT The Arizona Slaie Teachers college Bulldogs from Tempe, only team io beat Texas Tech in conference competition Ihis season except the Canyon Buffs, invade the Red Raiders gymnasium tonight for tho third Border league game in as many nights here—all featuring Arizona teams. The Bulldogs, fighting it out now with Tech for second place in the league standings promise to give the Red Raiders 311 they can lake tonight. The game staris at 8:15 o'clock, and figures to be one of the two "big" games of the season here, the March 2 contest with the West Texas Teachers being the other. Coach Fred Enke's Wildcats put up a surprisingly good contest last night, and it wasn't long before the Red Raidsrs realized they had a job cut out for them. Score Tied Three Times Arizona scored first with a free shot, and tied the score twice with field goals early in the game. At the halfway mark, they had made four field goals in rapid order and the count was 24 to 20 for Tech. After five minutes of fast and rough play in the second half the count was deadlocked at 27-all, thanks to the fine, long-distance shelling of Bob Ruman and Marvin Borodkin. Elvis Erwin, George Allen and Byron Gilbreath started hitting the target then, and Tech drew away to a comfortable lead. The Arizonans kept hustling, however, and late in the game were only five points ahead. Erwin canned four field goa!s t most of them late in the game, to keep the Raiders on top. Gilbert Leads Scoring Gilbert, with his seven free shots and four field goals led individual scoring, but by only one point over the speedy Bob Ruman who bucketed five field goals and a quarter of gratis shots. Arizona made all but one of its nine free shots. •Both teams romped up and down the court in fire-wagon style and gave the slim crowd something for its time and money. There was nifty passing and floor work on the part of both clubs, Tech adding to the show with its squirrel-cage maneuvering in front of the basket that kept the Wildcats wondering who would shoot next. The box score: ARIZONA Floydada Is Si-District Cage Champ tSpcelM To The Avalanche) MULESHOE, Feb. 19. — The Floydada High school Whirlwinds, champions of District 3-A through the regular season, added the District 4-A championshp, previously won by the Muleshoe Yellow Jackets, to their belts tonight in the second and concluding game of the bi-district play-off here. Floydada won, 38 to 23, with Junior Conway scoring 19 ooints to lead the attack. The Whirlwinds had defeated Muleshoe, 36 to 27, in the first , Floydada court Tuesday night. Play For Region Next in store for Floydada is the regional play-off with winner of the Hereford-Lakeviev/ series. In addition to Conway, an outstanding Floydada player tonight was Joe Rushing. Lowrey, with 8 points, and Thomas with 7, led the Muleshoe offensive. Allen. Gilley. LrOTC, g Totals .-- -_ I? 15 <9 Half time More: Arlzona'lO: Texas Tech V 7r'. I ?. e JL °. ut: A r iz ?-™ *: Texas Tech 3. BETTER AT SWIMMING A sloth is able to swim at the rate of two miles an hour, but its j best speed in the trees it at .1 rate j 'Veteran Western League Fights For War-Time Survival OMAHA, Neb. Feb. 19. (£>)—Tot termg and gasping, the Western Baseballs league fought gamely today for the right to live in a country at war. The oldest minor league in the country and in her day a sprin"- board into the majors for many "a big name, she is feeling the wartime choke and foresighted sports writers are rusting off obituary marterial—just in case. Once a proud Class "A" circuit, she^ has operated of late in class "D". Teams representing Pueblo and Denver, Colo., Cheyenne, Wyo., Sioux Falls, S. D. Sioux City, Iowa, and .Norfolk, Neb., were members last season and plans had been made for boosting the classification to "C" with an eight-member league. As a Class "A" circuit the Western folded in 1937 but popped up two seasons later in class "D" garments. Almost every town of *20,000 or more between upper Iowa and Northern Texas, the Mississippi and the Rockies was a member at one time or another. League memberships have been held by Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Des Moines, Omah'a, Topeka, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee Wichita, St. Joseph, Mo.,' Davenport, Iowa, Columbus, Amarillo, Ohio, Hutchinson, Kansas, Lincoln, Neb., and others. Hogan Is First Choice In New Orleans Open (By The Assoel&ted Press) NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 19.—Little Ben Hogan has been installed a topheavy favorite in the §5,000 New Orleans Open golf tournament starting tomorrow, but the past winners believe there are several other horses in the race including themselves. One thing all agree on, however, is that it will take somebody who can really sock- to pocket the $1,000 first prize money. The level, 6,645-yard city park course is ideal for long hitters. Snead Given Chance New Orleans sports writers all pick Hogan as the man to -beat A survey of local golfers showed Ben away out in front, with Sam Snead second. AU consider the 135-pound Texan s long record of consistency a better indicator than Henry Beards feat in winning two of the three tournaments he has played here and the fact that he holds the course record of .65. Game Trapping And 'Restocking Under Way Hardin-Simmons Is Winner Over 'Jacks ABILENE, Feb. 19. (<P> The Hardin-Simmons Cowboys defeated Arizona State Teachers of Flagstaff 44 to 38 tonight with Jimmy Lancaster, sophomore forward, showing the way v.-ith 14 points for the Cowboys. Hardin-Simmons led at the half 25 to 20. Jack Spillsburg of Flagstaff paced the visiting, team with 12 points. Dodgers Piease Leo In Opening Workout HAVANA, Feb. 19. (/P) — The Brooklyn Dodgers opened their spring training today and right away Manager Leo Durocher confided in booming words "They're the kind of a ball club I been looking for." This all-out—if it was—observation came after Durocher demanded: "Didn't you see the way they got into that one-hour practice'' Why, they didn't wait for somebody to tell them to run. They did it themselves. It's guys like that it takes to win. " They got the kind of spirit that gets them in there scrapping I'll miss some of the boy= particularly Wasdell. He was that Kind pi: a playov. and I'd never traded him if I didn't have to " He was _talking about the deal with PUtsDurgh that brought Arky Vaughan to the Dodgers e __i .. . —. . • *«••- t,iii iniiuui in me \^ii o> only one mile in six hours. I Area in New Mexico j i-~~-i :"""> sta r pitcher who declined to accompany the sq^d to Havana when he learned his wi t e would not be allowed to «o disclosed today he plans to woVk himself into shape at Miami. There are 600,000 acres of vir-! :m timber in the Gila Wilderness! --.-,;--- acl ' es of Texas land .soon will have been restocked with doer, turkey, antelope and beaver This results from the game department's trapping and restocking program performed in cooperation with land owners who permit game to be snared—in harmless traps and redistributed to less populous areas. The deer and antelope program :s about completed and results have exceeded expections in both divisions, said Will Tucker executive secretary of the game, fish and oyster commission. More than 1,200 deer have been caught and released anew, doubling last years take a total of 611 antelope were caught and transplanted. Turkey trapping is still under way. The. men who lure the birds into traps have chalked up 300 captives and have 200 to go to attain their goal. The beaver trapping program is still m the planning stage and trappers have set their sights higher than last year's bag of S6. Texas Gloves Team To Be At Top Power FORT WORTH, Feb. 19 (U.PJ— Texas' Golden Gloves team will be at full strength for the Tournament of Champions in Chicago next Monday through Wednesday. Morris Carona, state lightweight champion, listed as a doubtful starter, announced today that he would make the trip. After winning the state title here last Monday night. Carona said he was uncertain whether he could leave his Port Arthur job. Wednesday he wired that he had his 'train ticket and will'make the trip." Tom Attra, lightheavyweight winner, has a cut eye but was expected to compete. Other Texas entries are Flyweight Jose Andres, Bantamweight Hubert Gray, Featherweight Arlo Roye, Welterweight Marvin Bryant, Middleweight Eli Katich and Heavyweight J. Olcott, Phillips. Southland Gets Even With fdalou Quint Southland, Feb. 19. (Special)— With a 35 to 22 victory here tonight, the Southland High Eagles pulled up on even terms with Idalou In the play-off for the Dis- 9-B basketball, championship. Idalou had won the first "arr.c- last Tuesday night. Thn teams planned to meet on the Cooper High floor Saturday night for the third and deciding game of the series. Roy King with 12 points led the southland scorers tonight. FOR BETTER BOWLING-CHICAGO, Feb. 19,-Solciier Thomas ^?n nn°n n T?^ /- r X Robert Donova n, submitting entries for the ^^^?sastf^§5?2^!Srff^ g»-^a»^^^A 1 ^«S. t S5SS 01 "a March°7.'"' C °" tr!St '" lhe 550 '°°° RM Cr <™» Sod Saga Of Lew Jenkins Truck Driving Job Looms Closer For Madcap Lew By WHITNEY MARTIN -vrnTTr ^r/^-, W:de World Sports Columnist NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (Wide World)—Lew Jenkins has remarked he expected to end up driving a truck an eventuality which seems a little unfair. Unfair to the truck, that is, as Lew Jenkins hasn't been able to-handle Lew Jenkins on two feet, let alone Lew Jenkins with wheels under him. . Tere's a young fellow who was handed a ring championship on a gold platter, yet through disinclination to train or improve himself kicked it around like it was a soccer ball until he finally booted it out of sight. Not that .we're sure Lew could^ • • • have beaten Sammy Angott at any • jv i • i /""'I r* time. Maybe he couldn't if he had I JKtnft MlNC I 3f1Q gone to bed at 8 o'clock every ! L ' ! - >! ''*•' U!!li LdyC night and tried to learn there was j T • r^ ., more to taxing than just curling fOjjrnPV I OnTinilP^ up a right fist somewhere near J<J «!t!Cy IrUIIHHUCj th Bj! 0 th ea noin-^ n fK f i y h *•* H / ivo games are scheduled this try to take P carr of £™J?r dld «'t fn<™n-and tonight in the Dis- try to laKe care of himseli, or to trict girls baske" " ' learn, and today, two or three ! at the New Deal ^f, aft £ r h - is "[".feting with Marty nasium, District i>ervo, he is the picture of a ~~ beaten fighter, in technicolor, with Faubion has announced. Following several withdrawals that truck driving job -just that *, ou ™ff several withdrawals much closer yesterday, the consolation round We first noted Jenkins when heiM»L iIr1-* R ? lls ' S P rin g Lafc e. knocked out Chino Alvarez in I - ead ° W ' Whltefa « and New Deal Dallas in time which would be pretty good for the 100-yard dash. A GOOD BUY IS A DEFENSE BOND OR STAMP "" WE BUY & SELL GOOD USED CARS SEE ^ J.- D. McPHAUL or C. C. WORRELL LUiBOCK AUTO CO., LTD. & TEX^S "21 YEARS YOUR FORD DEALER PHONE S524 ¥ TRACTOR TIRE OWNERS ATTENTION We can vulcanize all si*e Irsc- tor tires and you don't have Ic wait. Bring ihem !n today. SAHHERS Tli "i<, AVE H WC VaIcanJze A » Size Tires DIAL G30B PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up to 50% on Unredeemed Diamonds, Watches, etc. Licensed ar.d Bonded & JEWEL'RY ccx Icblort.Texat - . We thought that was quite something, and said so. From Dallas bounced back the charge that the victory was too good to be true the intimation being that Aivarez might have been knocked out but only because his head hit the bottom of the tank. Naturally this was indignantly denied by all concerned, as who ever heard of such goingson in the fight game, and besides, you can't prove it Anyway, we first met Jenkins in Mike Jacob's office. Hymie Caplin had him in tow. We found Lew a scrawny, hawk-featured individual wim ^uiuej-em coloring and pale, -,-- , " »-v"vcia«iuun wa; confined to truculent grunts. DOSKI bly because Hymie was doing the miles" 5 f ° r everybod >' ^-ithin six He piled up quite a string of knockouts m these parts before he wa s g,vcn his shot at Lou Ambers' ^ A™ b !!?.. h _ ad b^en. .slowing t™ and . ready to bs i, s a «n : jouncing, jiggling, grinning little gnome was just a shadow of - flghtcr ' Jenkins , , -' an < enns stopped him in three rounds, connecting with roundhouse rights the Ambers of old would have welcomed as fans in a hot hall . against Ambers !ater - although He repeated S? 1 Ambers , k around until the ' at lA^'i hr M nc felt was i look a novice thc campi here, or and , oats. He was tough bclievcd about him contrar y critter to sir. ,, * , . L " "i'"- i^o sir. was tough. Learn to box? Silly Remaining in the championship bracket, and scheduled to start the quarter-final round at 7 o'clock are the following: ' Sundown vs. Tahoka; Sprin* Lake vs. Union of Dawson county- Ropes vs. Cooper, Wilson vs. Muleshoe, the last game scheduled to start at 10 o'clock. In s consolation game at 5:30 this afternoon, Rails meets Spring Lake. Lockney forfeited to Meadow, Amherst to Whiteface and Union (Terry county) to New Deal. AGGIES UPSET LOBOES , n STATE_ COLLEGE. N. M., Feb. t». t/F)—The ceiiar-dweiiing' New Mexico Aggies got their dander up tonight and belted New Mexico university 38 to 34 for their second victory in 12 Border conference basketball starts. The Aggies edged out in front during the first half and clung to the lead. business, boxing. Just go in there and pop them on the lug. He was a fighter, just a fighter. He wasn't quite enough of a fighter to stand up before Henry Armstrong, but that didn't change his mind. He stuck to the night club route, to galivating around the country on a motorcycle to getting mixed up in sordid brawls He won some fights, and aeainst good men, including Pete Lello. and Bob Montgomery, and he drew with Fritzie Zivic. But he was burning the candle from all directions, a'nd now his reforming, is any, has come too late. / Maybe, he wasn't fooling when he said he expected to end up driving a truck. 701 - Ws move anything, anywhere — swiftly and carefully. Let us relieve you of all moving problem?. ?)ial 5715 for evident service backed by Ijng experiencfi. Our rales are lowl ' lubbock Transfer & Storage Co, St. Dial 5715 Southwest Cage Race Entering Showdown Stage w* (By The Associated Press) It's the showdown in Southwest conference basketball. ' Two crucial battles are scheduled Friday night, games that could jumble the standing and will definitely pitch one of three teams fighting for the title out of the race, Arkansas opens a two-game series at Fayetteville with Texas. The leading Razorbacks are expected to take both games but a loss in either might throw the Porkers into a deadlock either with Texas Christian or Rice. Rice Or TCU To Fade Rice, in second place, has won six and lost two; Texas Christian, on the next rung, has taken five and dropped two. Rice and Texas Christian play at Houston Friday night. The loser will be counted out of the race. Also Friday night, Southern Methodist plays Texas'A. and M at College Station but the game will mean nothing. SMUT couldn't even get out of the cellar by winning it. Saturday night TCU goes over to College Station to engage the Aggies while Southern Methodist plays Rice at Houston. There are only 14 games left on the season's schedule and after this week there will be but eight. Southern California .. Retains Coach Barry " LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19. </P}_ The University of Southern Cali- lornia , has given Justin .(Sam) irry another contract to coach i football team for the 1942 season. Barry succeeded the late Howard Jones last year. SHORTEST RAILROADS The shortest railroad in the United States, only one mile long is at WestHne, Pa., but it derives its revenue from its switching service and freight. The shortest rail- A road to carry passengers and mail ™ runs between"*Beaufort and Morehead City, N. C, and is 3.3 miles long. KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK. ..YOUR CAR MAY NEED A VALVE JOB * Regrinding done the factory way will take the i:s:se cat of the old faus and save you money by cutting down gasoline waste. Here's s. job that pays for itself in the long run! Come in for a checkup today.' 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