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Lubbock Morning Avalanche 8 Tuesday, February 24, 1942 ecu p>. y^ T -E COIVIPL-ET-E Gardner Asks Abolishment Of Bramham Office DALLAS, Feb. 23 —President J. Alvin Gardner of the Texas league today proposed abolishing the minor leagues' office at Durham, N. C., as unnecessary to baseball in war time. "We've got to win this war and money organized baseball can turn into government bonds is sorely needed," Gardner said in an interview. Taking issue with President W. G. Bramham of the National Association of Professional Baseball leagues, who has said the minors are doing their part, Gardner replied that baseball isn't giving its full support to the government, and added: "Bramham draws a salary ol S25,000 a year . and his office spent $82,613.49 in 1941 for operating expense, which includes the president's office, treasurer's office, exec utive committee, promotional department and press bureau. This expense is unnecessary since Landis' (Baseball Commissioner K. M. Landis) office for the major league could take over the job simply by adding a couple more clerks." Lubbock, Texas Tech Hoopsters Leave Tomorrow Coach Berl- Huffman and ten . of his Texas Tech basketsers will ~ leave Lubbock early Wednesday morning on the first leg of their three-day Border Conference bas- ketbal trip. The Red Raiders' first stop will be Wednesday night at Albuquerque where they battle the New Mexico University Lobos. The second stop will be Thursday night at Las Cruces where they will play the New Mexico A. arid : M. Aggies. The Raiders will conclude their trip Friday night at El Paso against the Texas Mines. : The Techs will return home Saturday, and will close their 1941-42 .season Monday night at the Tech gymnasium in a game against the renown West Texas State Teachers. •Second Place Cinched Coach Huffman's hoopsters could lose their lour remaining games and still win second place in the conference. But the Raiders definitely are not going to lose any of the four games if determination and speedy playing will win. They are eager to close their campaign with a high average and will be shooting the works to defeat the Lobos, Aggies and Miners. Then on Monday night of next week they will more than shoot the works in a stout effort to beat the Buffaloes. Coach Huffman will take the following players on the three- day trip: Elvis Erwin, forward; Byron Gilbreath, center; Norman Volz, guard; Captain Gabe Gilley, guard; Garland Head, forward; Glenn Lowe, guard; George Allen, forward; Norman Cox, center; Edwin TIED IN (AND BY) A KNOTT— A lot of his Lubbock friends missed his annual winter visit up from Brownwood, but they'll be with him and for him when he pitches for Connie Mack's Athletics this season. Picture shows Jack Knott, A's pitcher, making certain his shoes are comfortable as the Philadelphia batterymen begin, workouts at Anaheim, California. Omaha Students Urge President To Give Up Job (By The Associated Press) OMAHA, Feb. 23. — Rebellion gainst wartime curtailment of Omaha university's athletic program snowballed into a student strike today with leaders demand- Ing that President Rowland C. Haynes resign. Most liberal arts classrooms emptied as a series of mass meetings gamed strike supporters during the day. Defense classes were not affected. The university has a day enrollment of about 800. "This is no holiday," said Robert Spellmeyer, a student spokesman, as he urged strikers to sign their class rolls and continue to get assignments from their teachers. Dictatorship Is Charged Officers of nine undergraduate organizations conducting the demonstration placarded their meetings with posters showing Haynes cracking the whip over the board of regents and charging he was a dictator. They issued a manifesto accusing him of being "consistently unfair" in dealings with the faculty, hurting the municipal school with his financial policies and trying to control the regents. The regents approved Haynes' plan last week to drop North Cental conference football and basketball competition. Haynes said :he action was caused by a wartime shortage of athletes and a need to curtail expenses. Top Heavyweight Challengers Get Together Lem And Bob Fight Tonight For Right To Meet J. Louis If You Think Filipinos Can't Fight, Check Up Oh The World's Boxing Records By WHITNEY MARTIN Wide World Sports Columnist NEW YORK, Feb. 23—The big winds and light breezes of Jacobs Beach could have told you all about what to expect from the valiant little Filipino warriors who are doing such a grand job with General Douglas MacArthur. They've watched a score of the quiet, self-effacing brown boys come and go in the ring wars; 1 the Pancho Villas, the Speedy Dados, the Gene Espiriosas, the Cefer- nino Garcias, the Johnny. Dattos. They've watched them with criti- Irons, center; Roy Williams, forward. Also in the party will be "" Mule" Dowell, assistant athletic director. to the Corona And Gray Win Chicago Bouts CHICAGO, Feb. 23. (JP>—Morris Corona of Port Arthur, veteran of the Texas Golden Gloves team, won his opening bout in the tournament of champions tonight by decisioning Leonard Patton of of Gary, Ind., in three rounds. Corona, a semi-finalist in the welterweight class last year, is considered a leading contender for the lightweight title this time. Jose Andres of Fort Worth started the Texas team's competition by losing a decision to Hank Ulrich of Des Monies in the f ly- - weight class. But the next Texan out, Huberl Gray of Wichita Falls, defeated Don Cilman of Des Moines in the bantamweight division. However, Gray was eliminated in the second round, losing to Charley Riley of St. Louis. __ This ended competition for the to night for the Texans. The others . it * ft B will see action tomorrow night. 5* «| ims-'TJO^ cjco, atlLl liic^ c agree 'on one thing. "They never saw a quitter. "From what we've seen of them we can believe what we hear of heir battling from- fox-holes," ;ays spruce, bird-like Dumb Dan Alorgan. "They are all quick, and tough, and can absorb terrific punishment," says bushy-haired Jimmy Irippo, who is trying to hypno- :ize Mike Jacobs into giving Melio Bettina a bout with Joe Louis. "They never alibi, or protest against unfair treatment," says stubby Nat Rogers, who makes matches for Jacobs. ' "Won't Be Yellow" "They'd rather die—have died —rather than have anyone think they are yellow," says a swarthy gent who says he has worked in their corners many, many times. The only disagreement concerns the greatest of the Filipino battlers. Dumb Dan strings along with Pancho Villa, the clever, hard-hitting mite who, weighing from 108 to 112 pounds, won both the flyweight and bantam crowns before his untimely death. Rogers maintains the honor belongs to a little man who went by the ring name of Denico about 25 years ago, and who died in Australia fusing to ask for a postponement for fear of being termed yellow. The poison spread through his body and killed him. "Never worry about me," the swarthy gent quoted the Filipinos as saying when they would come back to their corner after a particularly' savage round. "Me fight —me die.' r "~ And that's what the game bantams are doing today in the little corner of the Philippines which the Japs, try as they might, can't take as then? own. Crouched in their fox-holes, stalking through -the dense tropical vegetation in braving the terror of dive bombers, never whimpering, never asking quarter, they are sounding that battle cry: "Me fight—me die." But it's not surprising to the Jacobs beachcombers. They know those slight, tough bodies have hearts as large as buckets. By SID FEDER Associated Pre/s Sports Writer CLEVELAND, Feb. 23. (£>)—The whining streaks of the two hot men of the heavyweights, Bob Pastor and Lem Franklin, collide tomorrow night, and out of the collision the winner may get a mid-summer night's dream with Joe Louis—if they're still dreaming this summer. Lem and Bob have been somewhat warmer than chill hi their recent endeavors and as a result, the faithful are flocking 'round in large numbers for the festivities. Promoter Bob Brinkman is positively chortling over the tune the cash registers are singing. With some $44,000 in advance sales already in the strong box, Promoter Bob wouldn't be at all surprised if some 13,000 cash customers cram the arena and kick' in to a gross gate of $55,000 by the 10:30 p. m. (EWT) post-time tomorrow. All Except Louis Franklin's record of 19 in a row since 1939 and Pastor's neat string of ten straight since he bowed to Billy Conn in September 1940 make up the gaudiest goings-on among all the heavies, except for Louis himself, in all'that time. So this particular party., in nrtriitinn to shaping up as a pretty fair country clout session, also has a direct bearing on just what delicacies will be served up to Joe when the warm weather sets in, if Uncle Sam gives his okay. before ever seeing our shores. | LSU- Boxers Defeat g Texas Longhoms IB BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 23. £ W) — Louisiana State's boxing team g punched out a 6-2 victory over the g University of Texas Longhoms in 6 a dual meet tonight in which L.S.U.'s star heavyweight, Herb (Peg) Kendrick, failed to see action and won by forfeit It was L.S.U.'s only homa meet this season. The Tigers are to meet Texas at Austin again later and Southwestern Louisiana insti- 8 n 'A » to Nat admits his opinion is based on h e a r s ay, but he's heard enough. The brown warriors run small, and Harry Markson, the Jacobs' tom-tom expert, remarks that Garcia really is an out-size, his middleweight stature being of Camera proportions compared with the average Filipino. It was recalled there was a Filipino heavyweight who fought on a Garden card several years ago, but nobody could recall his name. Can Take Punches Their ability to sop up-punishment was stressed, and for' a time nobody could recall one of them being knocked put cleanly, but it finally was decided they could be and had been knocked out, but that you could bet it was an up- and-up knockout. Rogers tells of little Elina Flores, battered and cut so badly in a Brooklyn ring that the referee stopped the fight. The cops finally were called to get him out of the ring, which they did by handcuffing him. He was still on his feet, wasn't he? The unidentified swarthy gent says Villa fought Jimmy McLar- nin with an ulcerated tooth, re- Cardinals Lament "Old Pete's" Injury- ST. LOUIS, Feb. 23. (iP) —"Old Pete" has been hurt and the St. Louis Cardinals have crossed their fingers in the hope the mishap doesn't presage a series of injuries the like of which so hampered 1941 pennant aspirations. In case you aren't up on your mechanical baseball, "Old Pete" is the rubber-armed, steel-shank- ed hurler of baseballs during batting practice. The machine broke in two at Archer, Fla., 140 miles from the Cards' camp at St. Petersburg, where batterymen began their spring labors today. It was being :owed behind Scout Joe Mathes automobile. While Branch Rickey,.vice president and general manager, expressed confidence his pitching nachine could be repaired before Friday when the rest of the squad 's due to report, more superstitious citizens pointed out that in only 23 contests last season did the Cardinals field a completely regular lineup. Albuquerque Leans Toward Pampa's Bid ALBUQUERQUE. N. M., Feb.' 23. (XP) — Albuquerque's see-saw attitude toward the Western and West Texas-New Mexico baseball leagues swayed once more to the WT-NM tonight, but a Western league representative'' refused to give up hope that his league would gain entry here. Sam Minces, spokesman fo'r a special city baseball committee, said that the five-man board favored the proposition of H. R. Miller, owner of the Pampa club of the WT-NM league, for transfer of his franchise here, because Miller "isn't, asking for a dime from Albuquerque." The committee frowned on a •proposal to back a -Western, league entry with local subscriptions. The board was expected to notify Miller immediately so he- might get the WT-NM circuit's formal approval of the transfer at a meeting Sunday. Elwood Romney, president of the Denver Baseball club who has been speaking for the Western league, said he was disappointed "n the decision, but he added that 'I don't feel the possibility of Al- suquerque's entering our league "s completely out." Romney said he would return at once to Denver with the hope that the local group "will think it over for a few days. The future of baseball in Albuquerque would ae brighter through, participation with cities more its size, such as Class AA Cage Champs Named 'By The Associated Press! Another division of schoolboy basketball has determined its district champions and will go into bi-district play this week to decide the eight teams to compete for the state title at Austin. Dallas Tech won the District 8 title in Class AA Monday night to complete the bracket of this division. Class A has determined bi-district winners and will name regional champions this week. Class B is winding up its district campaigns preparatory to regional tournaments next week-end. The Class AA champions and pairings in the bi-district-round: Amarillo vs. ChilHrpss- Abil^n 0 vs. Austin (El Paso), Gainesville vs. Denton, Poly (Fort Worth) vs. Dallas Tech, Stephenville vs. Waco, Kilgore vs. Lufkin, Jeff Davis (Houston) vs. Port Arthur, Austin vs. Robstown. Rice Given Hot r I SKI BAT MAN—Schussing downhill at top speed in Sunshine Valley, near Banff, Alberta, Bruno Engler spreads wings tied to arms as he comes to upward incline 'at end of run. Wings give skier added lift as he soars over snow. Four District Champs Win In Slaton Boxing Finals £ tute at Lafayettti, La., before playing host here to the National Intercollegiate tournament in late ^ March. « ' The peppiest match of the eve- 5 njng was the middleweight scrap 6 pitting Hubert Dean of Texas and W Warren Delasderniei; L.S.U. bat» tier from New Orleans. Dean.bled 2 profusely from a face cut opened « carry in the light though he seem» ed to land more often than Delss- fc. dernier, the smaller of the two. £ L.S.U, won two bouts or: forfeits M and George Porter, Texas junior «' mkidle'iveJght and his team's out- j| standing performer, easily polish" ed off Frits- Brugbacher, L.S.U. SOUTHERN AUTO Durocher Plans To Be Ready To Play HAVANA, Feb. 23. CU.PJ—Manag- er Leo Durqcher of the Brooklyn Dodgers, weighing 190 pounds anc heavier than ever in his major league career, said today that he planned to adhere to an active schedule in order to remain on the regular playing list after May 15 Durocher was considerably heartened when the rookie first baseman, Lester Burgn, up from Atlanta, announced that h;s draf board had given him a I-B deferment. He wis found unfit for service by his High Point, N. C. draft board because of his righ arm, broken and improper};/ se when he was a child. Burge, a southpaw, won the Southern association's most valuable player award in 1941. the Western said. league offers," he Newsom, Two Other Tigers, Are Absent LAKELAND, Fla., Feb. 23 W> Two hurlers and a catcher still were missing today as the Detroit Tigers' batterymen staged their second workout of the spring training program. THe absentees were Pitchers Johnny Corsica and Louis CBobo) Newsom and Catcher Billy Sullivan. .Corsica has returned two contracts unsigned. Newsom Seldom shows up at a spring drill on time and it was a toss-up whether it was this habit or refusal to take a reported stiff salary cut that kept him away. St. Petersburg Open Next For Golf Crowd ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 23. 0P)—The pro golfing caravan's next stop on the winter treasure hunt is the $5,000 St Petersburg Open March 4-6, and the event is about due for another playoff for top money. Despite'his third place standing in winnings .for the year, Sammy Snead, the Hot Springs, Va., stylist has been installed as a favorite He is the only two time winner of the event and participated in one of its playoff classics. Other leading contenders, include Ben Hogan of Hcrshey, Pa. leading the money winners the second year in a row; Chick Har berl of Battle Creek, Mich.; Lloyd Mangrum of Oak Park, III., winner of the New Orleans Open and second in earnings for the year Lawson Little of San Francisco adn Byron Nelson of Toledo. 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. 9TH & TEXAS 21 YEARS YOUR FORD DEALER" PHONE 5524 West Texas Buffs Defeat Lobos, 75-45 ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Feb. 23 (fl>)— Led by All-American Price Brookfield, the giant cagers of West Texas state Teachers college outclassed New Mexico university 75 to 45 tonight for their Harley 'hirteenth straight Border confer- JBuford (Special To The Avalanche) SLATON, Feb. 23.—Two of the four District Golden Gloves champions who registered for the annual Slaton Invitation amateur boxing tournament came through with knockout victories in the championships tonight, but the other two were pressed to win decisions. Flyweight Roland Borger of Stinnett and Texas Tech, winner in" that division in the Lubbock Golden Gloves tournament, knocked out Billy Bartley of • Slaton in the first round to win the 112- pound division championship, and at the other end of the ladder, Heavyweight Joy Glenn Ward of Floydada kayoed Buck Ewihg of Texas Tech. Ewing substituted in the finals for another Texas Tech footballer, J. P. Bussel], whom the Floydada heavyweight had defeated in the Golden Gloves at Lubbock. Roach, Bradshaw Win Bantamweight LaVern Roach of Plainview won a decision over ence victory. The. game was the opening of the Texans' last road trip of the season, a tour which is the last aarrier to their laying an undisputed claim to the conference title. The \Vest Texas Buffaloes, unbeaten in conference play, built up a 35-12 lead at the half and ground steadily along in the second stanza under the stellar precision work of Brookfield and guard Frank Stockton. ' Brookfield accounted for 22 points and Stockman tallied 18. Bob Groman made 18 for New Mexico. In the two teams' previous meeting at Canyon, the Texans won 67 to 44. The West Texans continue their tour by going to Las Cruces tomorrow night to meet the New Mexico Aggies. Wednesday night they play Texas Mines at El Paso. Basketball Scores West Teias Slate Teich«i -;j; Hew Mexico O. «. Creigbton 31: Oklahoma A. & M. 28. Dartmouth 6$: Columbia 23. Duke 64: Maryland «. North Texas Teachers 44; East Texas Teachers 43- South^est Texas Teachers Houston State Teachers 37. Michigan SI: CMuso 37. Purdue oS. J.'orth^rcstern 40. Watte Forest 5-: Clcoison 37. Princeton S3; Yale 33. Toxa 55: Indiana. 32. Iowa State 46: OWahoma 43. Illinois 45; \Viscoruin «3. 49; Sam Mansker of Bradshaw, Slaton and lightweight champion from Littlefield, won a decision over G. W. White of Tahoka. Roach and Borger represented the district in the State Golden Gloves tournament at Fort Worth. Three other prominent Golden Gloves boxers came out on the short end of decisions. Raymond Joe Reed of Hale Center won a decision over Dale Odam of Lubbock in the welterweight finals; Frank Novak of Texas Tech outpointed Elwood Wright of Lubbcck in the lighl heavyweight championship, and Alton Edwards of Slaton outpoint- ed Curtis Lebow of Abernathy in the featherweight division finals. Tahoka Wins Trophy Melyin Hargrove of Seminole came in with a clear decision over Werner Schafner of Tahoka, to win the middleweight champion ship. Schaffner was knocked of his pins in each of the three rounds. Jerry Edwards of Tahoka won the 85-pound class title with a decision over Lawrence Balch o Lubbock, and John Bingham o: Tahoka defeated George Bragg jr., of Lubbock, for the 100-pounc championship. The Tahoka victories in the "midget" weight classes gave Ta hoka me team championship with ten points, Lubbock taking seconc place with nine points. Ltttleficld and Slaton wound tip with seven poitits each, and Post had three points. TRACTOR TIRE OWNERS ATTENTION TIRE CO, We Vulcanize A!i Size Tires We can vulcaniie all me tractor tires and you don't hay* to wuit. Bring them, in lodty. A fairly large crowd of some 500 aid customers saw the finals to- ight. First and second rounds vere staged last Monday and 'uesday nights. n semi-finals of the 85-pound lass tonight, Baleh of Lubbock defeated D. C. Brannon of Post, nd Jerry Edwards stopped Wendell Rhodes of Shallowater. hance To Cop Conference Cup By RICHARD WEST . Associated Press Sports Writer The wrinkled brow of Jack Stuart Gray, worringest coach in the basketball profession, was a little smoother today. The dappei-, immaculately- groomed pilot of the Texas Longhorns won't win the Southwest conference basketball championship but he has the 1942 race tied in a Gordian knot. Saturday night Gray's frowns turned to smites as his scrapping Steers pulled one of the season's biggest upsets by beating the league-leading Arkansas Razorbacks 58 to 37 at Fayetteville. At the same time Rice was slaughtering Southern Methodistf- 65 to 31 in Houston. '^ Porkers On Spot Arkansas' loss and Rice's win tied these clubs for the lead with 8 wins and two losses — just as it 'seemed nothing but a mircale could keep Arkansas from winning its ninth undisputed championship in 16 years. Texas, who started the' season with a bunch of sophomores then lost three men to the Army and another by scholastic disqualifica- , tion, gathered the "ieccs cf their vreckage lor a do-or-die stand' "in he Ozarks. They lost ot the Porkers Friday night after a tough tussle, 34-42, mt the next evening they jumped into an early 17-6 lead, were ahead 27-18 at the hale, 41-27 midway in the final period, then coasted to a startling upset. The Porkers are now on the spot. Friday and Saturday nights hey play dangerous Texas Chrit- an in Fayetteville. It will be Arkansas' season finale and defeat n one of these games would virtually eliminate the Hogs from even a tie for the title. Two Games Tonight Rice has two games left — against Baylor tonight in Houston and against Texas in Austin Saturday night. . In other games last week, T.C.U. beat Baylor .37-33 in Fort Worth, the Texas Aggies crushed S.M.U. 47-29 and upset T.C.U. 33-27 in College Station. This week's complete schedule: Tuesday — Texas Aggies vs. T.C.U. at Fort Worth; Baylor vs } ete Cawthon Seeks loaches, Trainers : or Naval Air Corps DALLAS, Feb. 23. (&) — Pete lawthon, former Texas Tech foot>all coach and now representing he bureau of aeronautics of the ^Tavy department, was here today o obtain high school and college :oaches and physical instructors as applicants for commissions under he Navy's physical training pro *ram in newly-established nava aviation reception centers. Cawthon will be in Dallas through Thursday at tHe Naval aviation cadet selection board of: ices and will interview applicants.- -oaches, or athletic directors hi .his section of the country desir- ng to apply, may write Cawthon at Room 3915 Navy building, Bureau of Aeronautics, Washington, 3. C. Only men with coaching or athletic directing experience need apply. Rice at Houston. Q S.M.U. at Dallas. ~ Texas .. . ,~ Friday— T.C.U. vs. Arkansas afii etti ^^^ ^Saturday— S.M.U. vs. Baylor at Waco; T.C.U. vs. Arkansas at Fayetteville; Rice vs. Austin. . . Texas at Mangrum Threatens Hogan's Money Lead NEW ORLEANS; Feb. 23. w — Lloyd Mangrum stands second place among the leading money winners in the National Professional golfers association this year but he will need some more big winnings before he cat'ches up with 'Ben Hogan, still far out in iront. Mangrum, who pocketed SI 000' yesterday by winning the New Or^^l 0 ? 611 ' now has a t°tal $3,108 but Hogan leads the field with $5,958, according to figures by Fred Corcorran, president of the association. . Others in the big ten for the year are Sam Snead, Hot Springs, V a-,. Lav/son Lit tle, San Francisco Wild Bill McDowell Draws Ken Overlin NEWARK, N. J., Feb. 22 (&} — Ken Overlin, 163, former middleweight champion, and Wild Bill McDowell, 161, Dallas veteran now fighting out of Paterson, battled to a draw tonight in a fast ten-round boxing bout at Laurel Garden. .- CARD BATTERYMEN BUSY ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 22 (#•)—Pitcher Harry Brecheen signed his contract today, but too late to participate in the St. Louis Cardinals' first spring workout. The battery men went through a two and one-quarter hour drill today. The entire squad is not due until Friday. 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