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•. •••••/-,;-••;•• Lubbock Morning Avalanche A c c u COMPL-ETE Page 6 Wednesday, February 25, 1942 Lubbock, Texas Tech Cagers Leave On Last Road Trip Tickets For Tech-West' Texas Teachers Game To Go On Sale Monday Morning Ten Texas Tech basketeers leave early today on their final Border conference road trip this season. The players •were accompanied by Coach Berl Huffman and G. C. "Mule" Dowell, assistant to the athletic director. Their first stop will be Albuquerque where they play the New Mexico University Lobos tonight. Their second stop will be Thursday night at; Las Cruces where they me=t the New Mexico Aggies. They will close their road trip Friday night at El Paso against Coach Marshall Pennington's Texas Miners. Bufft In City Monday After the road trip, the Red Raiders will return home to close their Border conference season Monday night when they meet the renowned West Texas State Teachers college Buffaloes. This game will start at 8:45 o'clock in the Texas Tech gymnasium, and will be the final of the season for both teams. The Buffaloes virtually have the conference championship cinched and the Red Raiders are winners of second place. To Reserv* Tickets In their only other meeiinx year, the Buffaloes defeated the Techsans, 63 to 49, before an estimated crowd of 2,400 in the Burton gymnasium at Canyon. Reserved tickets for Monday night's game will go on sale early Monday morning at the Texas Tech. gymnasium. Only three hundred of the gymnasium seats will be reserved and fans planning to see the game are urged to secure their tickets Monday morning. G. C. "Mule" Dowell will be in charge of the tickets and will be at the gymnasium ticket office from 8 o'clock throughout the remainder of the day. The reserve ticketi will sell for 55 cenU including Federal tax. Another Blow Struck Albuquerque's Hopes " -ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Feb. 24. (5>)—The up-and-down fortunes of Albuquerque's organized baseball prospects were down again today with filing of liens against tht Albuquerque baseball club of •the defunct Arizona-Texa; league Owls Run Wild For 63-38 Win From Baylor (BrThe Assoclf.Ud Pr«s»> HOUSTON, Feb. 24—The Rice Owls gained a temporary hold on the Southwest conference basketball lead by swamping the Baylor Bears tonight 63-38. However," little Dwight Parks, Baylor guard from Elkhart, took a virtual stranglehold on individual scoring honors as he tallied 27 points. He scored every Baylor point in the first half, which ended 30-14. May Smash Record The 27 gave Parks 186 for the season with one game to play and if he does as well against Southern Methodist Saturday night the Elkhart flash will smash the conference record of 210 points sel by Hubert Kirkpatrick, also of Baylor, in 1937. Bob Kinney, big Rice center who before today trailed Parks only five points, was held to 11 points by Joe Frivaldsky, who spent most of the evening covering on the Rice center. So Bill Tom Gloss took over for the Owls and tallied 22 points besides playing a fine floor gome TCU Five Edges Past Texas Aaaies. 34-27 Franklin Dropped By Pastor In 8th Rapid Robert Turns Slugger To "Upset" Foe After Absorbing Early Dynamite . By SID FEDEH Associated Press Sports Writer CLEVELAND, Feb. 24 —Rapid Robert Pastor turned slugger tonight and after exploding the myth ox Lem Franklin's famed fistic dynamite, fought on to stop the Cleveland negro in eight rounds before a jam-packed crowd in the local arena. Pastor weighed 181; Franklin 1971/4. After weathering all the fistic dynamite Lammin' Lem had in his arsenal for the first three rounds, :he ex-New York collegian gave the local larruper a sound boxing lesson for the next few heats and finally put him away with a blistering barrage at 2 minutes, 8 seconds of the eighth in a fight booked for ten. Fired 30 Punches He fired 30 punches to drop Franklin flat on his face near a neutral corner midway of the round. Lem, a weary, well battered warior, got up, but staggerec helplessly into the ropes anc Referee Joe Sedley raised Robert's hand in token of victory. Later Sedley said he had counted ten on the knockdown and that Pastor Lockney Boxing Tourney Draws Choice Entries Everybody's Hero— Here's Salute To Real Sport KIRBY HIGBE -K * -K Higbe Winds Up Unique Holdout By JOHN WILDS Associated Press Sports Write? MIAMIA, Fla., Feb. 24.—Now that he's ending his strange, one- man revolt, Pitcher Kirby Higbe insists he refused to accompany the Brooklyn Dodgers to Havana solely "because I don't like the place." The right-handed ace will make his first airplane flight tomorrow to join his baseball mates at their Cuban training camp, but he's dreading the next ten days. Already Signed Contract The action, filed with W. G. Bramham of the National Baseball association, appeared to have blocked temporarily at least plans to affiliate the Albuquerque club either with the Western league or the "West Texas-New Mexico league. A copy of Sganzini's letter, dated February 16 and before Albuquerque was actively wooed by both leagues, lists a total of $2,607 in debts against the old club which Sganzini said would have to -be paid before the franchise _was clear. Bramham has advised H. R. " Miller, owner of the "WT-NM club at Pampa, that the bilfi must be paid before the National association would approve Miller's proposal to transfer the Pampa franchise to Albuquerque. Miller advised local men he was taking the matter up with Milton TL. Price, "WT-NM league president, to see if the matter could be straightened out. had and Holdout Problem For Tigers Is Unsolved LAKELAND, F]a., Feb. 24 The Detroit Tigers today growing holdout problems from the home office came a warning that the club might be willing to dispose of such frontline performers as Bob Newsom, Rudy York and Billy Sullivan rather than to yield in the salary dispute.. Catcher George (Birdie) Tebbetts and Outfielder Don Ross, a draftee from Montreal of the International league, joined the small squad under Manager Del Baker today, but still missing Irom the batterymen who were to have reported last Sunday wtre Pitchers Newsom, Luther Thomas, Earl Cook . and Johnny Gorsica and Catcher Sullivan. While Gorsica and Paul (Dizzy) Trout alone have openly declared they would not accept contract terms, there is known to be general dissatisfaction in the higher wage brackets at the club's drastic curtailment of'its 1941 payroll, reputed to have been the largest in baseball history. Among the dissenters are said to be Newsom, York and Sullivan. his contract, balked at the last minute on flying down with the rest of the players last Wednesday. Club officials said he wouldn't go because he couldn't take his wife along. "That wife business is all baloney," he declared in an interview today. "Why, I wouldn't have gone if they'd taken my whole family. "I just don't like the place. You can't get anything to eat down there." Doesn't Fear Fine In any case, his wife will .remain here. Higbe vowed it wasn't fear of a fine that made him change his mind. stand it guess I can take it until we come back. It'll only be 10 days. Ten days won't be as bad as 18." The speedball hurler, who has been working out here - with a high school, team, figured he's in for a waltn reception. In Good Shape "I'll bet Leo Durocher will make me run until my tongue hangs out," he said, ruefully. "But that's all right. I'm iiv good FORT WORTH, Feb. 24. The TCU cagers spurted in the last seven minutes here tonight to defeat the Texas Aggies 34-27. The victory assured the Purple of a .500 standing for the conference season, the best record for a Christian team since 1934. The setto was a comedy of errors. Both sides were sadly off on their firing. In the first half alone, the two clubs took 62 cracks at the ring—and made exactly 10. It was almost as bad in the second half. The Frogs led 13-12 at the hall but the Aggies went on top at 19-15 in three minutes of the second half. It was tied at 20-all after nine minutes and the lead changed hands five times. With seven minutes to play, the Frogs went ahead at 26-25. With live minutes to play they had a 29-26 margin. The Aggies came out after the ball and the Christians slipped in for a field goal andj a free pitch to make it 32-27. With seconds to play Jarmo Pelto took a long pass in from the sideline under the basket and scored the final two pointer. ARKANSAS SWAMPS IOWA TULSA, Okla., Feb. 24 (.&) — The high-scoring giants of the University of Arkansas, masters of the basketball blitzkreig, gave Tulsa's Golden Hurricane a 69-27 lesson in offensive tactics tonight. "If the other guys can st this long," he declared, "I shape. I've been getting the righ kind of food here. I'll bet I'm jus as fit as the other guys are now. "I think I'll take about five pounds of bouillon along, and jus have hot water sent up to my The Museum of Modern Art N. Y., recently selected Chile juries from five to 12 years old t choose prize winners in a silk screen print contest. Air Base Basketball Team Wins Second Place At Brownfield BROWNFIELD, Feb. 24. (Special)—The Brownfield Independents defeated the 83rd Air Base quintet of Lubbock, 53 to 35, Monday night to win the Amsteur- Independeat District basketball tournament here. Tipps with 18 points and Far- Tell with 16 were high scorers for the winners, while Harold L. Olson and Corance Crawford were standout performers for the Aviators, scoring 12 and 11 points respectively. The second place Air Base team collected a large trophy, and members of the team were awarded individual prizes. In addition, Olson received a medal as the second most valuable player of the tournament, and another medal for demonstrating finest sportsmanship of the tourney. Crawford received a medal for making the most spectacular shot of the tournament To reach the finals, the Air Base team defeated Meadow, 34- By WHITNEY MARTIN Wide World Sports Writer NEW YORK, Feb. 24 — A note to everybody's hero: Private Joe Smith, Foxhole, Somewhere On Bataan, Dear Joe: We've been hearing all about you fellows over there, and the way you are xirtrvt^irtrt oyontc in iHnCf* mechanized Olympics fairly makes us pop our best buttons in pride. You've won everything but the backward race, and I know you aren't entered in that. It just occurred to me that you might like to know \yhat's been going on back here in the sports world, as I know the newspaper carrier service probably isn't so good there, and anyway, you haven't had much time to do any reading, what with the Japs ready to crawl all over you like beetles every time you try to catch a cat-nap. Japanese beetles, eh, Joe? Ayway, the weather here —well, it's February, Joe, and you know what that means in New York. The baseball clubs have gone to their camps, and we're getting pictures and stories along the same old line, and notations that so-and-so is classified 1-A or 4-F or one thing or another. The Dodgers are back in Havana. All but Kirby Higbe, who wouldn't leave Miami unless he could take his wife along. Did they let-you tskc your wife along over to Luzon, Joe? but of course you're not (Continued on Page 12) 17, and the Sundown "B" team, 23 to 21. The team played the last part of the tournament without its regular manager, Lt. Donald O. Hart. In his place was Lt. J. O. Gray. VJX^LISX.Y \VLTU1U gO JlllU LUC \J\J\ officially as a knockout triumph. (Special To The Avalanche) LOCKNEY, Feb. 24—One of the most interesting and largest arrays of high school boxers ever assembled in West Texas is in prospect icre this week when the Lockney 'Defense Bond" Invitation boxing ournament gets underway Thursday night. More than a hundred boxers lave indicated they plan to be on land. The entry of Coach John Lee's Wellington warriors throws a definite challenge into favored teams from Amarillo, Tahoka and Slaton. The Wellington wallopers are reputedly well balanced, formidable from stem to stern, and boast an enviable record piled up in dual matches with outstanding teams throughout the Panhandle. Three of them boast district Golden Gloves honors from the Childress district. Lubbock Champs Entered Outstanding individual performers expected to furnish interesting competition include the capable and popular LaVern Roach of Plainview, Buford Bradshaw of NYU Quitting Grid In Surprise Move School With Nation's Largest Student Body Claims Game Proves Too Costly (By Ths As3oclat«d Press) NEW YORK, Feb. 24 —New York university, the school with the nation's largest student body, tonight dropped football as an intercollegiate sport. The university council,-the school's governing body, reached the decision to abandon the sport after being informed that the institution's last two football teams had been maintained at a loss ofQ $65,000. Coach Received $10,000 Annually The council's statement gave no indication if the change was to be permanent or only for the duration of the war. Its action immediately abrogated the_ contract of Head Coach Dr. Mai Stevens, which ran until 1946 at an estimated salary of $10,000. Dr. Harry Woodburn Chase, president of New York university, said in a statement after the meeting that: : Varsity football at New York university has been carried on for the past two years at a substantial deficit and the university can not maintain the sport any further under the uncertain conditions that prevail. Coaching Staff Praised "We regret that this step must be taken, appreciating fully that (Continued on Page 12) For the seven complied rounds. Pastor had the last five, in a row on the Associated Press score card, after the 24-year-old negro took the first two by exploding all his .dynamite early. Gate Set Record The gross gate "was announced as $52,457, which shattered the old local indoor mark of $50,000 drawn by Joe Louis and Eddie Simms six years ago. It made this one the biggest Cleveland clout party, since Max Schmeling and Young Stribling battled it out back in 1931. Pastor's victory was little short of amazing, and by it he qualified to become the first fighter to get a third shot at Joe Louis. This probably will come along late in the summer, possibly for the benefit of the Army, Navy and Marine funds and after Louis has taken care of such assignments as those tentatively arranged for him with either Abe Simon or Melio Bettina in March and Billy Conn in June. Rapid Robert was 5 to 2 underdog in the betting going into tonight's tussle and even his best of Petersburg, winners in their weights at the Lubbock District Golden Gloves tournament, and several other fine performers of the Lubbock tournament. Reserve seats are available at 55 cents, while general admission tickets will be priced at 40 cents. All high school students will be admitted for 35 cents. In addition to individual trophies, consisting of properly decorated boxing robes, winning team will receive a defense bond. tnd COLLEGE BASKETBALL Biylor 33; Rice 63. Texas Christian unlveriltr 3(; A. M. 27. Arksiusi 69: Tulia 17. Arkansas Freshmen 43; Tulia. Treihmen 37. Hirdin-Sirnmons 45; Ten» College of Mines 70. John Tarleton 75; San Angelo college 40. friends told him the best he coulc expect was to outpoint the kayo specialist, who had won 19 fights in a row up to tonight, the las eight of them in order, via the kayo route. 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