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Lubbock Morning Avalanche •F i Page 10 Friday, February 27, 1942 c c u K.A.T -EI [COM P L-ET-E lech Measures Aggies, 52-36; lo Play Mines !Sj)<;cial To The AviUncho STATE COLLEGE, New Mexico, Feb. 26.—Texas Tech's rampaging Red Raiders paced themselves easily here tonight to c 52 to 36 win over the cellar-dwelling New Mexico Aggies and prepared to move on to EL Paso Friday night. The Raiders, grabbing an early iead, met unexpected defensive opposition in the lowly Aggies and only a spurt at the close of the hall gave them their 26 to 14 advantage at the intermission. Volz' deadly sniping featured T«h's work in the first period. Tech "Opens Up" At the outset of the second half, the Aggies came to life and made their bid to come up strong within the bounds of the Huff- manites at 30-33. But the Raiders turned on the heat in a semi stretch drive and the locals could not stand the pressure. With five minutes to play, the Texans had gone to a 48 to 34 lead. Coach Huffman mercifully inserted his reserves who built the margin to 52 to 36. Erwin Tops Scoring Leading the Red Raider offensive attack ;~;zz Erv.'in v.'ith a I? point salvo, double that of his nearest mate's total. For the Ag- gies, Bill Mellinger and Chet Gibbs chalked .up 11 points each. Outstanding floor man of the evening was Garland Head, clever speed dempn who befuddled Aggie opposition with his surprise passes to Gilbreath working off a post. The box score: Tex'« Tech FG FT TP Lubbock, Texas Chisox Holdout Tells Sand Springs Let's Sit And Whittle Club All About It Luke Appling In Dither Over Contract • By The Ertiled Pr«5) SANDY SPRINGS, Ga.. Feb. 26—Lucius 3. Appling rolled up 10 the Sandy Springs general store and postoffice in something of a dither this morning, kicked over a stack of \veJl buckets—on sale this week—and loudly called for: "One airmail special delivery." • Luke slapped the stamp on a long white envelope, addressed to Harry Grabiner, vice president, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles, Cal., and jammed it into the slot next to the pickle barrel. Explains Situation "Can you imagine that guy," the Sox holdout shortstop stormed to the ' assembled members of the Sandy Springs let's-sit-and-whitlle club. "L told him I'm willing to cooperate. "I'm willing to be fair. What does he do? Mails me back the same contract —and a nasty note saying 'this is war time.' Well, he's getting it right back again." Appling, who is attempting to negotiate a contract for his Nationally-Known Officials Signed For Tech-Buff Tilt Curtis, Sears Erwin, 1 Head, t ___ Oilbreath, t Irons, c --Voir. g _ Gilley, g Allen, g Cot, g 4 3 1 3 — 1 2 3 0 Foord. I Gibbs, t . Sullivan, Erazel, c Smith,- K Mellinger, K Deaipsey, g Totals t __ 6 53 TG FT IF -113 -3 5 It .102 -113 _ 0 0 0 _ -k 1 11 -3 16 : 13" 9 36 Hard in-Simmons Stops New Mexico, 49 To 46 ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Feb. or* /jr« %T—~.-3~_ c" * f 1_ ^.u. t<* /—.CLdiuAii-cjiinr^cns Ccv/ocys edged out New Mexico university 49 to 46 tonight to break up a three-way tie for sixth place in the Border conference basketball standings. .• The game ended the circuit season for both quintets. Deadlock 17.aU at halftime, the Cowboys grabbed the lead when Center Porter Osborne started hitting the hoop. He tallied 13 points. Forward Bob Groman led the Lobos with 16. Hardin-Simmons remained in sixth place of the standings, shoving ' New Mexico into eighth, a notch below Arizona university. Big Field Seen For Arizona Turf Event PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 26 Nineteen horses were nominated today for Saturday's inaugural handicap of the 30-day race meeting at the state fair grounds. The race, a 5 furlong spring for " three-year-olds and up, carries a 5700 purse. John Maluvius, racing secretary, said weights would be assigned tomorrow morning, at which time declarations can be made. No more than 12 will start. A. R. Eppenauer of El Paso, nominated three horses. Alviso, Battle Hymn and Torch Betty. He also has the Gob and Hustling Gal siabled here. lo Call Tussle Monday night's crucial Border conference basketball game between the Texas Tec!) Red Raiders and the renowned West Texas State Teachers college eagers really went "big time" Thursday afternoon. Athletic Director Morley Jennings, with the agreement of Coach AI Bag'scil ol the SuifalGcs, arranged for Abb Curtis and Tonight In Gotham—Grudge Match Is Scheduled PRETTY POOR AVERAGE BROOKLYN <*>—This city is sending four home-grown baseball products to the major leagues this year but only one—Lefty Bob Chip man—will play with the Dodgers. The others are Cy Block with the Cubs, Sid Gordon with the Giants and Tommy Holmes with the Braves. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! TECH MAINSTAY _ Gorman Volz, regular Red Raider guard, seldom makes me headlines but his consistent play is a mainstay of the Tech- sans' fine record. He is expected to turn* in. another fine game against the Buffs next Monday night. Ziggy Sears to officiate the game. Curtis and Sears are the two senior basketball officials of the Southwest conference and are ranked by coaches and critics as two of the best officials in the nation. Both live in Fort Worth. During the baseball season, Sears is a National league umpire. Curtis works the year-round as a Southwest conference basketball, basefall and football referee. With the signing of Curtis and Sears to officiate, everything is set for Monday night's colorful set-to at the Texas Tech gymnasium. The famous Buffs clinched the Border conference championship Wednesday night by smothering the Texas Miners, 88 to 65. However, that does not detract from the interest in the game here Monday night. To Sell Reserved Seats Fans will have an opportunity of seeing the scintillating Price Brookfield of the Buffaloes who has scored an amazing 485 points this season. Brookfield established a new Bordjer conference individual scoring record Wednesday night at El Paso when he hit the net for 44 points. In winning 27 of their 29 games this season the Buffaloes have totaied 2,017 points against their opponents 1,250 pomts. The Buffaloes have scored 767 more points than their opponents. Reserve tickets for the game will go on sale Monday morning at 8 o'clock at the Texas Tech gymnasium. The reserve tickets will be limited and fans wishing to purchase them should get to the gymnasium early. MODEL AIRPLANES 5c TO $4.95 Cuf. Rale Pricts SOUTHERN AUTO STORES INC. Lubbock, LUllefield. Brownfield Notre Dame Will Junk Knute Rockne Shift SOUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. 26 (-• The famed backfield shift which Knute Rockne developed while an undergraduate at the University of Notre Damr and improved later as coach will be scrapped by the Irish football team this spring. Coach Frank Leahy disclosed today he -vould use the "T" formation when his proteges begin spring practice March 2 because he bejievcs his speedy backs can op- 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. "21 YEAHS YOUR FORD DEALER" 9TH &; TEXAS PHONE 5524 By SID FEDEH ' Associated Press Spoils Writer NEW YORK, Feb. 26.—A couple of youngsters who don't like each other will prove it for the cash customers in Madison Square Garden tomorrow night, and, incidentally, d! mh .nn in within shouting distance of a shot at the lightweight championship. Ordinarily, when you hear of one of these grudge matches, you place your tongue, gently but firmly, in your cheek, snicker loudly and advise your informant you'll have your bologna sandwich on rye."But the something-less-than brotherly love between AUie Stolz of Newark and Bobby Ruffin, who migrated from Bridgeport, Conn., to Long Island, has beeri a matter of record along Jacobs beach for three 3'ears, when they split a pair of close decisions. "We Wuz Robbed" Ruffin won the first, and Stolz claimed it was a gift. Allie took the second, and Bobby put on the "we wuz robbed" act. Since then the temperature has gone up like a blast furnace whenever the name of one was mentioned in the presence of the other. Both have come a long way up the trait toward the jackpot in the last couple of years and now they rank along with Philadelphia's Bob Montgomery as the top candidates to have a shot at lightweight boss Sammy Angott. Some 10,000 fans are expected to contribute to a gross gate of close to 525,000 to sit. in on tomorrw's get-tgether. Ruffin Js the slight betting favorite to finish in front in the 12-rounder. This corner likes Stolz on' his boxing ability and speed of feet and hands. Champs Hit 71 Points A Game (By The Associated Press) CANYON, Feb. 26.—The West Texas State Teachers college Buffaloes are winding up their greatest basketball season — and no wonder: They had averaged more than 71 points per game through last night in walloping Texas Mines 88-6-5 to clinch the Border conference championship. There never was much doubt Galehouse Optimistic For Winning Season SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 26. (&)— Down to a solid 186 pounds for the start of the spring training season, Pitcher Denny Galehouse said today tennis has golf beat a mile as a conditioner for baseball players. By starting without his usual surplus avoirdupois, Galehouse said he expected to make a fast getaway when the St. Louis Browns open their spring session at Deland March 2 and to show considerable improvement over his 1941 record of nine wins and 10 losses. ' "In other years I depended on golf to keep myself in condition and started the training season off at ,195 to 200 pounds," explained the 6-foot, I-inch right- hander. "Although I shot a game of golf every now and then this winter and played in the annual baseball players golf tourney in Miami, I really went in for tennis. Now my weight is the lowest it has been at this time in live or six years. "1 think tennis is a better conditioning game than golf, especially for a man who lends to be heavy like myself. I play almost daily and some days I run through 10 to 11 sets—which is a lot of tennis." Barbados has added a war bonus to salaries of civil sen-ice employes. crate more effectively when running from that lineup. BUfrS' CAPTAIN — Frank Stockman, six foot, three inch guard of the West Texas State Teacher college Buffaloes, was one of the big reasons the Canyon eagers smashed their way to undisputed possession of the Border conference. about Al Baggett's "tallest team on earth" winning the title. The lowest score they ever were held to was 55 points and the closest any team came to beating them was seven points—by Arizona university. During the entire season the Buffs went over the 100 mark three times, the heaviest count being 111-22 against Eastern New Mexico. They lost a couple of games on an intersectional swing, one to Bradley. Tech by three points, and the other to Long Island university by two. Hope To Enter Tourney The Buffs hope to p!ay in a post-season tournament to further enhance their claim to national greatness but if they didn't have another game, it still would be their greatest point-making season. They're already outscored the 1941 team which played a half dozen more times. The team averages 6 feet 6 inches this year. That's a quarter of an inch less than last year. But shucks, you wouldn't notice it. The opposition averaged 43 points this season, enough to win a lot of games, but not against West Texas State Teachers college. Bagget has it ail figured out. He knows by percentage points how many baskets to expect in a given number of tries. You can't beat WTSTC and mathematics, too. Dutch Leonard Sens' New Holdout Worry ORLANDO, Fla.,'Feb. 26 (3>i — The Washington Senators had a n.ew worry in their pitching department today. President Clark Griffith, in contract ncgotiatins with the veteran Dutch Leonard, received a three-word communication from Duth: "Terms not satisfactory." 13th season as the White Sox's regular shortstop, simmered down long enough to explain the situation. Sought Double Slash "The Sox sent me a contract ten days ago. They wanted me to take a cut both in my basic salary, and in my attendance bonus—that is they upped the attendance figure the learn would have to play to before I'd get any extra. "I don't figure it. I played in 154 out of 156 games last summer. I hit .314. I've been with 'em 12 years, and my average is about .315. And I'm fielding nine hundred and something. So I write him politely, I don't think I ought to take a basic pay cut. Hopes For Solution "Now they send me back the same contract and say it's war time. I know there's a war. If the Sox attendance don't hold up, I'm willing to take- a licking—in my attendance bonus. But not in my basic pay—no sir." Luke, who is usually as cheerful and calm as the next ballplayer, said he "certainly hoped" things would get straightened out before the White Sox went into -training 'at Pasadena; Cal.. on March 5. He is the team's only unsigned regular. Appling, when and if he is signed, may prove a vital link in the White Sox -"draft proof" team. He is 31, married, and has two baby daughters. TRACTOR TIRE OWNERS ATTENTION SANDERS TIRE CO We Vulcanize AI! Size Tires We can vulcanize all s-ie tractor lires and you don't have to wait. Bring them in today. No Action On Fishing In Red River Is Seen OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 26. (/PI —Texas fishermen—and Oklahomans for that matter—needn't be concerned that the state game anc fish commission here will pounce on Red river and close it to fishing during the spawning season this year. The commission, it is hastily added, had given no intention of doing so, but the possibility was removed today by an opinion of Atty. Gen. Mac Q. Williamson. Williamson held that it cannot close a stream or lake for spawning unless it has stocked' it directly. "Oklahoma'hasn't populated Red river, although it has stocked its tributary, the Was,hita. That uG£-5Ti't count, the opinion said. The state has fishing jurisdiction over the Red river on its border because it lies within Oklahoma. The opinion added that if a dam straddles a river to form a lake the commission could stock either one and close both above the dam for spawning, and, unless a fish screen is constructed over dam, it could also close the river bp low it. State Schoolboy Cage Races In Playoff Stage (By The Associated Pressl Eighty district champions square off in eight regional tournaments Friday and Saturday to determine representatives of Class B schoolboy basketball in the state tournament at Austin next week. The final champion was determined Thursday to complete the list. There are 71 districts but one —No. 68—will not have a team at the regional tournament because the winner was declared ineligible. Other Titles On Line Si-district winners in Class AA are being determined in eight play-offs this week while regional champions are being -decided in Class A. Eight teams from each division compete in the state tournament where three champions will be named. Here are the Class B district champions and the regional tournaments in which they will compete: Region 1, at Canyon: Stratford Follett, Quail, Thalia, Turkey, ] Kress, Spring Lake, Ropesville, Southland, Robertson, Meadow Spareriberg ' Strong Teams Listed • Region 2, at -Abilene: O'Brien Huckabay, Olden, Pottsville, Sidney, Burkett, Swenson, Dunn Water Valley, Sterling City, Eldorado, Melvin. Region 3, .at Denton: South' Lockett, Post Oak, Slidell. Dorchester, Ponder, Vickery-Hillcrest Springtown, Godley, Bardwell Barry, Bynum, Iredell, Lorenal Fairoaks, Region 4, at Gladewater: Bailey Mideay, Avery, Avinger, Alba, Boles Home (Quinlan), La Poynov, Bullard, Union Ridge, Elysian Fields. Laneville. Zavalla. V/ide Area Represented Region 5, at Huntsville: Colmesneil, Barbers" Hill, Big Sandy Pennington, Jewett, Buckholts! Richards, Addieks, League City. Region 6, at San Marcos: Fayetteville, Mounton, Troy, Hutto Pfiugerville, Prairie Lea, Pleasanton, Moore, Yancey. Region 7. at Kinasvilie: East Bernard, Markham, Bloomington Ingleside, Pettus, Hebbronville' Los Fresnos . Region 8,' at Marfa: Alpine Buena Vista, Sianton, Mentone' Clint. ALL FAGGED OUT —Ros-Ko smokes with all the aplomb pf a bon vjyant. Five-year-old crow also talks and performs like one ' at National Sportsmen's »how in New York. She was trained by Louis Tops of Chicago. ' Lockney Boxing Meet Opens* With Championship Field (Special To The Avalanche) LOCKNEY, Feb. 26 — A program of fifteen bouts tonight inaugurated Lockncy's "Defense Bond" Invitation boxing tournament, an entry list of 85 amateur leather slingers representing almost every section of West Texas being announced. * Fifteen schools and 12 Golden Gloves champions from the Lubbock, Amarillo and Childress districts were on hand. Bouts continue tonight withg : Curious Roman Takes Feature At Hialeah MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 26 {ff)—-Curious Roman, a son of Roman Soldier from the Circle M ranch, won the Greynolds park purse at Hialeah today, defeating eight other three- year-olds by four lengths. The gelding, an S11.10 for $2 shot in the field of platers above the ordinary, covered the six furlongs in 1:13 flat. King' Ranch's Media Luna, the heavily-played favorite, barely nosed out the Coldstream stable's Albathross for'second. . TIGERS SIGN TRUCKS LAKELAND, Fla., Feb. 26 (tP)— The Detroit Tigers reduced their large contingent of holdouts today by -signing Virgil -(Fire) Trucks, their most promising rookie ptich- er, but there appeared to be an ample accumulation of salary arguments for General Manager Jack Zeller when he arrives in camp Sunday. iSMU Cagers Edge Out Texas Aggies, 35-33 DALLAS, Feb. 26 (JP) —Southern Methodist won its first Southwest conference basketball game of the season tonight—dropping Texas A. and M. 35-33-—and that after leading 24 to 9 at the half. The two-point edge the Ponies finally achieved saved them from their eleventh straight 'beating at the hands of conference opponents. The result, however, left the Mustangs just where they were: mired deep in the cellar. , Despite their good halftime lead the Mustangs nearly went under in the final four minutes, when the Aggies started popping the ball through the hoop rapidly. In the last minute the Ags pulled to within a point of the Ponies 34-33, when. Henderson dropped in an overhand shot. Sebeck then made good a foul shot to increase the Pony lead. In the first half the Ponies sank nine of 28 shots at the basket while the Aggies were getting three out of as many tries. In a curtain raiser the. SMU freshmen defeated the U. S. Naval reserve air cadets from Hensley field 39 to 29. KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK...YOUR CAR MAY NEED A VALVEJOB Rcgrindi.ng done the factory way will take Ihe noise out of Ihe old bus and sava you money by cutting down gasoline waste. Here's a job thai pays for iJsclf in Ihe long run! Come in for a checkup today! OIL COMPANY DISTRIBUTORS .OF COSDEN/PRQDUttS PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up to 50% on Unredeemed Diamonds, Watches, etc. Licensed and Bonded. & JEWMfRY CO. *2O8 Broadwey UAboch. Texas eliminations in the lightheavy- weight and heavyweight divisions v.'ith the chainpionsbip Hashes scheduled for. Saturday night in Lockney High's gym, scene of the tournament. / Results of tonight's bouts included the following: Eddie Crowlcy. Wellington, decisioned Albert Ciub, Petersburg, in the 15-pound class. Byron Ford, Lockney. decisioned Jackie McPhcrson, Wellington, in the 85- pound class. Lloyd Heecer. Lockney, lost Ihe nod to Dan Beaver, Wellington, in the 95-pound class. Dan Smith. Wellington, kayoed Joe Taylor, Plainview, in the first round of their 105-pound, class bout. Billy Bartley, Slaton. decisioned. Glenn Mitchell. Lockney, in the 112-pound class. Alby Gardner. Silverton, took a TKO in the Initial stanza over Claude Mlckcjv Petersburg, in the 118-pound class. iloy Belk. Plainview, dccisinncd Tandy Quisenberry, Lockney, in the 118-pound class. Dean Wtbb. AmariHo. decisioned Georee Christy. Wellington, in the 113-pound class. The following results were posted in the 125-pound class: Willis Tate, Amarillo, won- on default over Bily Knight, Tahoka: Lcroy Jones."Wellington, dccisloncd Dd- bert Dagley. Lockney: Willis Hamilton, Amarillo. decisioned Harvey Webster, Lockney; LaVcrn Hoach. Plainview. de- cisioncd Wayne Robertson, Lockney. In the lightweight division the following results were announced: Leo Graham. Miami, won by default over H. C. Burk, Petersburg: Pete Tremble. AmariUo. de- cisione'd Wendell Brewer. Wellington; Bu- Jord Bradsbaw, Litilefleld.' kayoe-1 Jacki* Myers. Lockney. in the second round: Bunk Mills. Silverton. won by default over Wayland Hale, Floydada. Junior Montague. Wellington, decision- cd Jimmie Cocke. Petersburg, in a welterweight scrap. Hoy Marcuui. Amarillo, advanced In the middleweight class on default: and J. D. Kirkpatrick, Petersburg, kayoed Nathan Watson. Wellington, in the first round in middleweight bout. 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