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Lubbock Morning Avalanch Page 10 Thursday, February 26, 1942 AC C U K.AT -E fi ' COMPL-ET-E Lubbock Hubbers Announce Plans For Spring Training Here Wural Pnnlfi"> I * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * —^— jCVulQl FvUUmG K 'I — —Jl "M ^" "TUT T»«- • ^- ^ -n— _ _ 'k^L .i!... / A^^ Lubbock, Texas Rookie Prospects Are Already Signed Lubbock Rubber baseball fans-like a majority of West Texas-New Mexico league faithful who have been asking "what has been accomplished toward the rapidly approaching season" — may be told: "Plenty!" That is, plans lor the Hubbers are as far along as • ever at this time of the year and prospects are bright for further progress in the immediate future. Spring Drills Start Soon Already- with spring training riue to start Avithin a month and the campaign itself not so many Meeting Set Sunday FORT WORTH, Feb. 25. (/P) — West Texas-New Mexico baseball league club owners will meet at Clovis, N. M., next Sunday to adopt a schedule and make final .plans for the 1942 season. President Milton Price said here today. Clovis won the 1341 pennant. Prira t»r=c havji *n attend » Fort Worth Junior Chamber of Commerce banquet in honor of Rogers Hornsby, manager of the Cats this year. Franchise holders will post c#sh guarantees Sunday and any projected changes in the league -will be up for approval. At th« present the league's eight representatives ar« Clovis, Borger, Big Spring, Lamesa, AmariUo, Pampa, Lub- hock and Wichita Falls. There has been some talk of Albuquerque obtaining the franchise now held by Pampa, but this has not developed. Price said. weeks away, the following progress has been reported by Sam Rosenthal, president of the Lubbock Baseball club: Eleven players have been signed to , 1942 contracts, several others are being contacted and deals are practically made; Program for spring training sessions— to be conducted in Lub- ,bpck for the first time this year sipce Organized ' Baseball came back to the city—are far advanc- . ed and only await arrival of Manager Monty Stratton shortly after March 1 for final plans to be completed; Box Seals On Sale Preliminary work on the Hub- oer field and stands is underway and general repair, rerodding and painting will be started as soon as possible; Box seats are now on sale at Hub Clothiers and holders of such .seats last season are urged to make their reservations immediately, a "long" waiting list havin* been compiled for any boxes not taken, according to Rosenthal. As many experienced men as possible will be sought by the Lubbock club, although the first list o£ players includes a batch of rookies with no previous professional experience; however, a majority o£ players will be even below the current draft reg- young istration age; A blunt statement that "Lufa- -^_*j.iv_i»v bj.jo.ii iJU.U~ bock will have a hustling ball club —or some new players!" — was made by the management. Optimistic For Season That, in brief tells the story. . Here are the details: Highly optimistic that the Lub- faock entry in tha WT-NM league would be among the best, Rosen- thai Wednesday afternoon detail- Raiders Measure New Mexico, 53 To 36 Champion Hopes For Repeat Triumph— Craig Wood Priming Links Game For Masters 9 Play By JOHN WILDS Associated Press Sports Wrilsr MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 25.—National Open Champion Craig Wood, who skipped the winter golfing circuit to get some rest, will return to competition soon with a repeat victory in the Masters' tournament as his goal. "I'm fresh now and feel I can get keyed up again," Wood declared today. "I believe I have as good a chance to take the masters as I had last year. "I'm particularly anxious to win the event, because now that the open is out, I think it's the biggest tournament of the year—even better than the P.G.A. championship." Wood, who followed up his 1941 Masters' triumph with his first victory in the U. S.' open, hasn't played tourna- open in mid-December. He became president professional at the Normandy Isle layout here, the first open champion ever to teach at a public course. "I needed the rest," the blond belter explained. "I was overgolfed, after playing in Q -K * CRAIG WOOD tournaments and exhibitions all summer and fall." "I had reached the point where'I couldn't get keyed up, anrt you cnn't win unless von do." Wood said he probably would play in the St. Petersburg open early in March, then gradually sharpen his game lor the Masters' at Augusta, Ga., by taking part in the other tournaments on the schedule. ed plans for a season in which the "home own' folks" would ball club, have "their one which "wouldn't lay down on the job and which should be a winner," one in which "all receipts will go toward defraying expenses here." In announcing the list of rookies already signed to contracts for spring try outs, it was said that the management expected to have Ed Schweda, Organized Baseball's leading hitter in 1940 when he was an outfielder for the Hubbers, back. Currently, Schweda is on the Waterloo suspended list but is due for reinstatement and transfer to Lubbock before start of spring training. There is a question as to whether- Uncle Sam may call Schweda, first however. A contract is in the mail to Willis Al- teJiulii'g, O'Brien Taking Suit To Supreme Court WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. (if) — David O'Brien, 1933 Texas Christian university football star, appealed to the supreme court today in his 550,000 suit against the Pabst Sales company, beer distributors, for using his picture on a calendar. O'Brien, now with the FBI, appealed from the Federal circuit court, which upheld the of the Northern Texas verdict federal erloo in '41, a former Hubber and "experienced" player. Ed Knight, outfielder, is a holdout for higher salary but is expected to be brought to terms soon. Pitchers In List Those signed and their "status" follow: Hobert Jendrzejek, Milwaukee, six foot first baseman, 180-pounds; semi-pro and muny league experience; southpaw, 20 years old. Milan Kijurna, East Chicago, Indiana, five foot, 11 inches, 130- pound outfielder, 18 years old. Andy Rlvich, East Chicago, Indiana, six foot, 1 inch, 185-pound pitcher, 21 years old, married with one child. Edward Simetz, Chicago, six foot, 175-pound outfielder, 13 years old. George Encimer, Chicago, five foot, 8 1-2 inches, 160-pound outfielder, 18 years old.. Texans Sign Contracts Robert Goresch, Springfield, 111 six foot, *— '- ' — southpaw married. hurler,. 21 years old, Albert Nalley, St. Francis, Kentucky, six foot, 160-pound pitcher 20 years old. Robert H. Froese, Chicago, six ********* *********** ANSWERING THE NATION'S CALL FOR ALL-OUT TRUCK SERVICE! district court that the athlete was such an outstanding public figure that there could be no invasion of privacy," as he contended. O'Brien told the high court his favorite, picture on ' the' beer calendar "implied indorsement" of the beer. He said he had drunk beer socially on on!y a few occasions and not at all recently He said 30,000 copies of the calendar were distributed in 41 states and that he was humiliated Feb. Gilbreath Tops Scoring; Tech To Meet Ags (ByTh« Associated Press) ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., ' 25. — The Red Raiders of Texas Tech, already iirmiy implanted in second place of the Border conference cage standings, rolled up their llth circuit victory tonight 53 to 36 over New Mexico university. The Lobos played on even terms with the Lubbock quintet for the first 10 minutes, but the Raiders opened up and took £"25 to 16 halftime lead. Play Miners Friday Center Byron Gilbreath paced the visitors with 12 points with Guard Norman Volz adding another 10. L. C. Cozzens, New Mexico, center, tallied 12. Texas Tech moves on to State College for a session with the New ' /iigiit, Friday Miners and close the road trip night against the Texas at El Paso. The box core: c'aton MC i: liCO <3e> FG " PF TP Shirley. t~ZZIZZmZ 0 ° 3 * Gorman, f j cTnz^znn i ^ Ruth. I _. Cozzens. McCanna. Frogge, g Remer, g Miller, g Totals _____ T«as Tech (53) Erarin, f _ Williams, 1 _~~ Head, 1 ___ Cox, f ___ : __ ._ OHbreath. c. _ Irons, c _ Gllley, g __ Allen, % —...7~ Volz. g ____ ~ Lowe, g ___ __ ~ H 3 12 36 FG FT PF TP - * 1 1 9 -0000 Totals 23 7 13 53 , _, _ -Caton 1. <s 3,JVIcCanna 1. Sroggc 1. Tech ~ Gilley 1. Pcguc £T m , !> Hcad 1 ' GilbreaYtT 1, „ ^c : nb^n e n.^ 0mC!aIS - TOnnie foot, 185-pound pitcher, 20 years old. Wayne Anton, Racine, Wis., five foot, 10 inches, 175-pound infielder with three years semi-pro experience. 20 years old. Howard L. Dillard, Joinerville Texas, five foot, 11 1-2 inches, 130- pound hurler, also shortstop, 18 years old. M. G. McClelland, BalUnger, Texas, six foot, two inches, 180- pound pitcher who also plays first and in the outfield, 19 years old. From this list it may easily be seen that Lubbnck will have another "cosmopolitan" club However, with apologies to Shakespeare, it might be explained that a good baseball player probably would smell just, as sweet under any other monicker! Concerning the signing of future players, Rosenthal explained that an effort was being made to bring more Texas boys into the fold. Most of the players listed above were scouted by veteran White Sox scout Dough Minor and transferred to the Lubbock Baseball club with the franchise, now owned by Rosenthal and several other business men of the city. Under a working agreement with the Chicago major league club, Lubbocfc may return any player not wanted and take option on another, it was said. The club president and other representatives of the Lubbock organization are making plans to attend next Sunday's spring session of the WT-NM league which is scheduled for Clovis. Further news of the Hubbers and their training plans will be forthcoming shortly, it was announced. Our new "Victory Maintenance" Service for trucks give* you better performance, more tire mileage and proocd increasesintrucklife. Andit save* 20 to 50*5 or operating »nd upkeep costs, based on actual fleet experience. SpeeJjl "Service Payment flan" ernhbte threes'" our own YMAC E. K. HUFSTEDLER & SONS Lubbock Plain view Levelland TRUCK / DIESEL LIGHT LENS FOR ALL MAKE CARS • HEAD • TAIL • SPOT • FOG SOUTHERN AUTO STORES INC. Lubbocfc, Littlefield. Brownfield Buffs Outscore Mines In Loop Tussle, 88-65 EL PASO, Feb. 25. (Special)— West Texas State Teachers college Buffs kept the hoop hot sgai- tonight in their amazing scorin parade over Border conference competition, outscoring .the defending loop titlist, Texas College of Mines, 88 to 65. The game was one of the fastest scoring duels of the entire season anywhere in the nation. H-SU DEFEATS AGGIES STATE COLLEGE, Feb. 25 (Special)—Hardin-Simmons cagers submerged the New Mexico Ag- gies 51 to 39, here tonight in Border conference game. Another Judgment Is Awarded State In Suit Against Distilleries AUSTIN, Feb. 25 (/P) _ j n an agreed judgment accepted by a district court here today, the state was awarded §6,000 in penalties against the Gulftex Drug company of Houston, one of 23 wholesale liquor companies and seven national distilleries charged with V1 °} ation of state anti-trust laws The settlement brought total penalties paid the state by the seven distilleries and 13 of the companies to $303,000. The suits were filed by Attorney General Gerald C. Mann a year ago. defendants The petitions entered into alleged agreements to limit sales territories and fix prices on liquors. Newspaper For Allied Forces is Printed BANDOENG, N. E. L, Feb. 25 _ -T " Ten Shun!" an English- language newspaper for United States and British troops in the Dutch East Indies, made its appearance here today. Its first editorial cited the eal- j-,4- „+__ J _B /-. - _ °_ of General Douglas lant stand MacArthur and his men on the Bataan peninsula as an example for the forces defending the Indies. TO DENY PRIORITIES WASHINGTON. Feb. 25 (&) — Priorities aid will be denied to construction of any new standard broadcast sta'iion in any area which is now completely or substantially covered by primary service from one or more existing stations, War Production Director Donald M. Nelson ruled today. Buy A Defeaso Bond TODAYI A GOOD BUY IS A DEFENSE BOND OR STAMP WE BUY & SELL GOOD USED CARS J. D. McPHAUL SEE or C. C. WORRELL LUBBOCK AUTO CO., LTD. 9TH & TEXAS 21 YEARS YOUR FOBD DEALER- PHONE 5524 S-T-R-E-T-C-H! — Charley Halbert, West Texas State Teachers college's six foot, 10 inch center, makes basketball look easy with such tactics as that displayed above. Halbert a regular on the "tallest team in the world," will be seen in action here v/hen the Buffs invade the city in the climaxing game of the Border conference campaign against the Hed Haiders next Monday night in the Texas Tech gym. Texas Golden Glovers Advance Af Chicago CHICAGO, Feb. 25. (if) — Two Texas Golden Glove lighters won their battles tonight in the tournament here to decide U. S. amateur champions. They were Arlo Roye of San Angelo, 126 pounds, who whipped Joe Sandoval of Streator, 111., in three rounds; and 130-pound Morris Corona of Port Arthur, who took Leo Osborne of Fort Smith, Ark., in three. Other third round results volving Texans: Welterweight — Marvin Bryant, Dallas, defeated James Sherron Indianapolis, in the third round. Middleweight—Eli Katich, Fort Buss, was defeated by Casey Williams, Kansas City, in the third. Light heavyweight-Tom Attra, Austin, knocked out Walter Ur- bancto of Cleveland in the first. Heavyweight—James O Phil- T f' -li? rt Wort '». knocked out John Ehradt of Cedar Rapids, la m the second. in- Purdue Selects Coach And Athletic Chief LAFAYETTE, Ind., Feb. 25. t?, —Guy (Red) Mackey and Elmer Burnham today were appointed athletic director and head football coach, respectively, at Purdue university. i Ehvard, who had bacn both athletic djrector and football coach resigned last week to join Tno iM^**-«r ™ the Navy. PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up to 50% on Unredeemed Diamonds, Watches, etc. Licensed and Bonded Mutiny' Among Cardinals May Be In Making (By The Associated Press) ST. LOUIS, Feb. 25. — The St. Louis Cardinals have contract trouble—and .lots of it. Only eight of the team's 16 infielders and outfielders have signed for the coming season, Branch Rickey disclosed today. They are Jimmy Brown, Terry Moore, Estel Crabtree, Stan Musial, George Kurowski, Bob Blattner, Ray Sanders and Ervin Dusak. Harry Walker has agreed to terms but has not yet signed. Confident On Outcome The Cardinals' vice president and general manager, expressing confidence over the outcome of negotiations, said none of the remaining players could be called holdouts until Friday, v/hen they are scheduled to report for spring training at St. Petersburg, Fia. A special case is that of Elwood English, who retired from baseball in 1939. English is making an effort to arrange his business affairs so ho ran rpnrvrt. Rtrkey said, calling that "the best bit of news I've had in some time." Crespi Chief Holdout He said English, veteran formerly with the Chicago Cubs, can furnish the experienced utility strength the Cardinals need. Rickey named Frank Crespi, second-baseman, as the team's most serious problem. Crespi, who lives in St. Louis, said he deserved more money than he had been offered. Also outside the fold are Johnny Hopp, Eddie Lake, Martin Marion, Enos Slaughter and Coaker Triplet!. At St. Petersburg where the batterymen already are in training, Pitcher Harry Gumbert is unsigned. Pastor Also Expects Shot At Bomber— Ample Abe Simon Signed To Tangle With Louis During March; Army To Benefit Mrs. Morcom May Be Key To Lofty Vaulting (By The Associated Press) DURHAM, N. H., Feb. 25. — Now that he has unburdened himself of his secret marriage .of five months and his lofty ambitions Albert Richmond Morcom, a 20- year-old university of New Hampshire sophomore, who happens to be New England's first native-born 14-foot pole vaulter in history, rcaliy appears to be going places. Morcom, better known as "Boo" for reasons unknown to him, does not know why he blossomed almost overnight into a 14-foot vaulter but he is convinced that his recent announcement of his September marriage to the winsome Betty O'Ncil of Nashua, had something to do with it. For she was present, as Mrs. Morcom when he set new sectional AAU records o£ 14-1 in the pole vault and 6-6 in the high jump in a meet at Tufts college this week. Overshadowed By Warmerdam She also was on hand when he cleared 14 feet for the first time, in last week's Boston AA meet. But that feat pasqsd almost unnoticed because Corny Warmer- dam, the 28-year-old California sensation, cleared an all-time hi«h of IS-TVi shortly after. Since his appearance at Tufts, Morcom has gained enough confidence in himself to admit that he has his mind set on gaming the vaulting and high jumping titles in the coming indoor National AAU and IC4A championship meets. Has Unique Habit Along with his inability to explain his swift progress in his specialties, Morcom can offer no reason for his unique habit of vaulting and jumping while wear- rag but one spiked shoe except KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK.. . YOUR CAR MAY NEED A VALVEJOB Regrindir.g done ihe factory way -will take, Jha noisa out of iha old bus and_ save you money by culling down gasoline waste. Here's a job that pays for itself in the long run! Come in Jcr a checkup today! OIL COMPANY DISTRIBUTORS OF COSD&N PRODUCTS ABE SIMON Lockney Boxing Meet To Open (Special To The Avalanchcl LOCKNEY, Feb. 25.—The cream of West Texas amateur boxers pull up ' the curtain on Lockney's invitational "Defense Bond" boxing tournament tonight. Golden Gloves champions, high school stars and "independents" representing an area from Abilene to Amarillo and from Oklahoma's border to that of New Mexico will vie for various awards to be presented winners in all weights from 112 pounds through the heavyweight division. Prizes also are. planned- for the.-.weight divisions from 75 pounds-through 105 pounds. Second place winners in each class are .to be pfesenieq gloves trophies. Prominent Boxers Entered In addition to individual awards, a team trophy based upon points scored by each competing high school will be given. The tournament .continues through Saturday. • Among prominent boxers who have indicated they will -participate in the big event, one of the largest in the state with an expected field of approximately 100 entries, are LaVern Roach, of that "I like to do it that way." Boyhood friends in Braintree,Mass., who recall the many hours he spent practicing those athletic arts, may have the explanation. They say that when the weather prevented him from vaulting in his backyard, he set up'his standards in his attic and concentrated on his high jumping, which he did in his bare .feet to lessen shocks of his landings on family below. the his By SID FEDER Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, Feb. 25.—This ir, a storm warning. The big wind under the derby hat is going to reach gale proportions by gum- mertime. Up to now, if you've been a sturdy citizen and knew where to hide, you had a chance to escape from James Joy Johnston's jawing, at least temporarily, simply because the reformed boy bandit had only one fight to talk about at a time. Uncle Sam Has Say But last night, one of James Joy's boys, rapid Robert Pastor, flattened Lemuel Franklin earn a shot at Joe Louis this s mer. And today, Mike Jacobs an- v nounced that another occupant of the stable, ample Abraham Simon, would sample the bomber's belts March 7 in Madison Square Garden. So from here on in, it's every man for himself when the derby heaves into view. Of course, these plans hinge on just what Uncle Sam will have to say about the proceedings, inasmuch as Louis is doing quite a bit of buck-privating in that gentleman's Army at the moment. For Army Emergency Fund However, since the shindig with Simon will be for the benefit of the Army emergency fund and since the Army, Navy and Marines may share in the one with Pastor, Uncle Sam probably will be glad to lend out his No. 1 bomber for a couple of one-night stands. In agreeing to take a few pokes at ample Abe, Louis made the same grand gesture for the Army as he did in his brief Navy relief fund battle against Buddy Baer last month. On that occasion, he tossed his entire purse, minus only training expenses, into the benefit pot. Baylor Varsity Grid Team Wallops Frosh WACO, Feb. 25. (IP) — Coa<?h Frank Kimbrougt/s varsity squad- .men went to the' air today for a 24-6 victory over the freshmen in the final intra-squad game of Baji^ lor's -1942 spring football traininW session. Jack Jeffrey, letterman end, made three touchdowns for the varsity on passes from Travis Nelson and Hobert Marshall. Nelson scored the other varsity touchdown on a lateral pass. Douglas Carter made the freshman score on a 65-yard run. KREEVICH SIGNS CONTRACT ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 25 (*P) —Outfielder Mike Kreevich handed his signed contract to Connie Mack today, leaving the Athletics with only two holdouts First Baseman Dick Siebert and Outfielder Bob Johnson. Plamview, Buford Bradshaw of Littlefield, and J. D. Kirkpatrick of Petersburg, all District Golden Gloves champions- at Lubbock's tournament; a crack team from Coach John Lee at Wellington, Plus favored teams from Amarillo 'P*>hi-*l»«'» _.-»,} <7ll_J ... * Tahoka and SlatoB. Admittance for each night's events will be 55 cents for reserved seats, 40 cents foY general admission tickets and 35 cents for high school students. R/CHEK-T/IS7WG, YET SO BURNS COOLKR HARSHNESS. MEANS PLENTY RICH fine roll-j-our-OTTO cigarettej in every handy pocket can of Prince Albert THE NATIONAL JOV SMOKE TRACTOR TIRE OWNERS ATTENTION We can vulcanize all siie tractor tires and you don't have to vra.it. Bring them in today. 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