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•F I K.TT Lubbock Morning Avalanche Page 8 . Saturday, February 28, 1942 Lubbock, Texas Ted Williams !s Deferred By Roosevelt Order <EyThe Associated Frees) MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 27. — Lanky Ted Williams had his mind made up in a rather unusual but conclusive •way today that he will do his slugging for the Boston Red Sox this summer instead of for the United States Army. A presidential appeal board, without any pressure whatever from the kid American league champion, ordered William reclassified from 1-A and deferred from selective service under a 3A rating. Williams; who batted .406 last season, complied with draft board routine and was ready to leave lor an Army camp. But the local board was convinced his support was needed by his mother living in San Diego and reported its opinion to Washington. A presidential appeal board including Lewis B. Hershey, national selective service director, decided the slim slugger should be deferred. NYU's. Grid Retirement Now Official By WHITNEY MARTIN Wide World Sports Columnist NEW YORK, Feb. IX. — New York university announces it has quit football, and although it has been pointed out that the announcement must have been held up by the censor for about two years, it still has its interesting angles. Particularly concerning the reason, which we are told is economic. One of the biggest schools in the world in the biggest town in the world couldn't make the game pay its way. Minor Sports Doing Okay Inasmuch as other sports will be continued, the situation some what spikes the argument ot spm schools that they must continu } orkers Defeat : rogs To Stay n Cage Race (By The Associated Press) FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Feb. 27. —Arkansas stayed in the Southwest conference basketball championship race tonight by downing :he Texas Christian Horned Frogs in the opener of a two-game series, 41 to 33. The Razorbacks, 1941 champions, can. clinch a tie for the title by winning tomorrow night and could bag undisputed posession of the flag if the Rice Owls lose to the Texas Longhorns. T. C. U. stayed close to the Texas Miners Upset Texas Tech At El Paso, 66 To 43 BUFFALO GOAL SHOOTER—Here's a guy the Texas Tech Bed Raiders will have to guard very, very closely Monday night if they keep the West Texas State Teachers college Buffaloes from. -running away with a Border conference ball game at the Texas Tech gymnasium. He is the one and only Price Brookfield, Buffalo forward who stands 6 feet, Wi inches high and shoots goals from the nickel bleacher section, if he can't get any closer to the backboard. ^ ********* Basketball Show Of Season Coming UpOnMonday Night A basketball game that v should be played on the wide-open prairie—because it promises to be so wild and wooly—will be unreeled Monday night at the Texas Tech gymnasium at 8:45 o'clock when the Red Raiders meet the West Texas State Teachers. It will be the final Border Conference <*ame of the season for both teams. The West Texas Buffaloes have clinched the conference championship with 15 consecutive victories. The P.ed Haider? have won, second Lockney Boxing Meet In Finals (Special To The Avalanche) LOCKNEY, Feb. 27.—Eight Dis trict Golden Gloves champion will appear in the finals of th Indoor Track Trail n Climax Tonight NEW YORK, Feb. 27. (/P>—The indoor track and field season eaches its high spot tomorrow in ladison Square Garden when an 11-star array of athletes, forming ne strongest and best balanced ields of the campaign, battle for 6 titles in the 53rd National A. A. U. championship games. Returning champions face real ests if they.are to repeat 1941 riumphs. The titleholders are, Herbert Thompson in the sprint, Jim Herbert in the 600, John Borican in the 1,000, Walter Mehl in :he mile, Greg Rice in the three miles, Allen Tolmich in the high nurdles, Al Blozis in the shot put, Earle Meadows in the pole vault, Mel Walker in the high jump, Henry Dreyer in the weight throw and New York Univ. and Georgetown in the relays. The New York A. C. won last year's team crown. Among those arrayed against Tolmich will be Fred Wolcott. place with 13 wins and three defeats. Therefore, the only thing of importance that will hover over Monday night's game is the razor-edge desire of each team to slaughter the other with death- dealing goal shots. Two weeks ago the Red Raiders lost a bitterly fought 63 to 49 battle to the nationally famous Buffaloes in a game at Canyon. But in that game the Red Raiders paced'-the Buffaloes, 26 to 23, at the half-time and they believe they •would, have won if Frank Stockman had not got "hot" and dropped in five field goals from mid- court in the fading seconds of the game. : Big-Time Officials Named. After the game, Captain Gabe Gilley of the Red Raiders remarked: "Frank Stockman is good but he is not always that kind of a long-shooter. He just got hot and lucky on us and there was no way of guarding his long, mid-court shots that all the fates sent through the basket." •• Just to be sure that both teams get an even break in their torrid set-to, Athletic Director Morley Jennings of Texas Tech has arranged for Abb Curtis and Ziggy Sears to officiate the game. Curtis and Sears are the two senior, basketball officials of the Southwest conference. The Buffaloes have won 27 of their 29 games this season. The Red Raiders have won 15 and lost 8. The Buffaloes have an advantage in their height which averages 6'6" en-the starting line-up, but the Red Raiders have more speed and are better floor players. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Tesas Tech «: Texas Mines 6f. Arkansas 41: TVxas Christian 33. Oklahoma 63: Kansas 51. Washington 55: Washington State 45. Teias Wesleyan 53: Howard Payne 42. Stanford 46: Southern California *4. UCLA 33:- California 31. Clenison 31: WoJford 22. Tulsa 43; Drate 3«. football on a major league seal and charge orchestra-seat admis sions to keep the minor sport from dying slowly of anemia o the treasury. Apparently the tail has bee dragging the dog at NYU, for, a though football lost $65,000 ove the past two seasons, the minor sports program proceeded and will continue to take care of itself. Maybe there has been a little confusion as io which were ihe major and which the minor sports at NYU, as it would be hard to convince the fans who saw the Violet footballers in action the last two years they were witnessing a major performance. Helps Train Athletes It seems unbelievable that a school the size of NYU, or Chicago university for that matter, couldn't muster up enough capable athletes to play representative football without going out in the underbrush with bird dogs to bring in promising material. • And it also seems unbelievable that a town the size of New York couldn't turn out enough fans to Is This A Baseball Sabotage? Yankee Holdouts Hold Up Workouts cautious Porkers, who used a-pair of cripples—Clayton Wynne and Jesse Wilson—when the sledding got tough midway in the firsl half and during the first ten minutes of the closing period. Arkansas' big three—R. C. Pitts, O'Neal Adams and Gordon Carpenter—combined to give the Porkers a two point advantage at halftime, 16 to 14. Carpenter and Adams hit field goals early in the second half as Arkansas moved awav hut Pitts came By JUDSON BAILEY O Associated Press Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 27—Storm clouds are blowing over the training camp of the New York Yankees, but they have nothing to do with the weather and therefore may be reported without fear of the chamber of commerce. Partly because of holdouts and partly for other assorted reasons, Manager Joe McCarthy has not had a facsimile of a workout and there seems to be a dismal premonition around the headquarters of the world champions that the trouble will continue for a while. The group of important players isas movea sti11 unsigned includes Joz DiMag- throufh forl Sio. ?ed Ruffing, Bill Dickey, Joe individual honors with 14 points. Max Humphries was the Frogs' sharp -shooter, scoring ten points. Three Froggies—L. A. Monroe, Buddy Barren and Bob McHenry —left the game by the personal foul route. tournament Saturday night, as championships are decided in all weight divisions of the big high school invitation tournament. Matches tonight brought the tournament up to semi-finals in a few divisions, and finals in all of them. LaVern Roach of Plainview, bantamweight champion of" the Lubbock District Golden Gloves; Buford Bradshaw, lightweight champion of the same tournament; Leroy Jones, featherweight, and Junior Montague, welterweight, both of Childress' district, as well as Willis Cummings, lightweight champ of the Childress district; J. C. Oakley and Dean Webb, champs in the Amarillo district, are among those to feature in the finals Saturday night. Results of tonight's fights follow: Who'd Want To Fish There Now, Anyway? PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 27. OI.PJ —Sports fishing off the Atlantic coast today went to the bottom of the priorities list. Coast guard officials placed a ban on the movements of all small craft in ocean waters, excepting commercial fishing boats which have received special licenses. Capt. E. A. Coffin, director of the coast guard activities for the port of Philadelphia, indicated the order followed reports of small craft carrying heavy oil cargoes being found in off-shore waters. The ban on small boats will bring to a temporary halt the lucrative fishing business operated along the New Jersey and Delaware coasts. make the game pay, even if the football was what might charitably be called not so good. And while we're messing around with the unbelievables, it is unbelievable that the school would drop the sport now when the emphasis is on physical training. You have only to look at the names in the stories of heroic deeds on the fields of battle today to realize that football 'players are standouts as soldiers. Want Money's Worth / Everyone expected that if NYU dropped football it would be because of the poor, showing, ol the teams. This wasn't even _mentioned, except by inference, the inference being that financial loss was due to the poor teams. There wouldn't seem to be much argument there, as although New Yorkers will stand around by the hundreds watching a fellow dig a hole in the ground or change a tire they want their money's worth if they have to pay a nickel. Anyway, it's a rather sad end- ng of a long trail which at times was paved with glory. We saw a couple of the great teams -of the -hick Meehan era when they Boxing Lightweights Mix In Rough Brawl NEW YORK, Feb. 27. (.?)—In a rough and tumble brawl that saw a dozen low blows struck, Allie Stolz, Newark youngster, outclassed Bobby Ruffin to take a 12-rbund decision before a near capacity crowd in Madison Square Garden and climb to "a ranking contender's spot among the lightweights. Stolz weighed 134; Ruffin 130 3-4. Taking the rubber match of a "grudge series" dating back three years, Stolz capitalized on a ripping right cross that staggered the former Bridgeport, Conn., clouter four times and against which Bobby had little defense. MODEL AIRPLANES SOUTHERN AUTO STORES INC. , Lubbock, Littlefield. Brownfield Seventy-five pound class— Johnny Cooper of Wellington de- cisioned Eddie Crowley; Jerry Edwards of Tahoka won on decision over Bobby Scott -of Tahoka. Ninety-five pound class—Billy Brackeen of Slaton won on default from Irvin Lehman of Tahoka. Hundred-twelve pound class — James Brookshire of Tahoka de- cisioned George Surratt of Petersburg; Barney Stafford of Wellington got a decision over Billy Bartley of Slaton. Hundred-eighteen pound class— Lloyd Bclk of Plainview knocked out Alvy Gardner of Silverton in first; Windy Hargis of Lockney decision Bavousette of Tahoka. Hundred-twenty-fJve pound class —Leroy Jones of Wellington copped decision from Willis Hamilton of Amarillo; LaVern Roach kayoed Russell Tate, Amarillo Golden Gloves champ, after 45 seconds of first round. Bradshaw Defeats Driver Hundred thirty-five pound class —Leo Graham of Miami knocked out J. W. White of Tahoka in first (55 seconds); Buck Mills of Silverton decisioned Pete. Tremble of Amarillo; Buford Bradshaw of 'Littlefield won decision over Buster Driver of Tahoka; Willis Cummings of Wellington won technical knockout over Pete Harper of Lockney, second round. Hundred forty-five pound class —Junior Montegue of Wellington got first round knockout over Melvin Visage of Lockney. Heavyweight — Ralph Wofford , of Lockney lost decision to Duane Byars of Lockney. Two Service Teams In AAU Cage Meet DALLAS, Feb. 27 (JP>— Two service teams will compete in the annual Southwestern Amateur Athletic union basketball tournament The U. S. Naval reserves o Hensley Field entered yesterday L. G. Wilson, tournament director, announced. The Sheppard Field Aviators of Wichita Falls had entered previously. Other teams to play in the tournament will include the East Texas State Lions and the Texas Wesleyan Rams. Lesnevich Signs Up With Coast Guard NEW YORK, Feb. 27. (ff)—Gus Lesnevich, world light-heavyweight champion, has enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard and will report for active duty March 15. The Cliffside, N. J., belter signed up yesterday and was granted the delay in order for him to go through with his non-title fight with Jimmy Bivins in Cleveland March 11. Lesnevich was rated as a carpenter, third class, in the Coast Guard. He is the third well-known fistic figure to join the ' coast guard recently. Ex-Li ghUveight Champion Lew Ambers signed up last week and Msrty Servo, ranking welterweight contender, enlisted a few months ago. traveled westward to play Ne- araska, preceded by tales of invincibility. Put On Gaudy Shows They didn't win, as we recall, but they put on a show which made the midlanders gasp. The gaudy uniforms, the military precision oE their marches from huddle to line, the dapper, derbied little general squatted on the bench, looking about the size of a tadpole in a school of whales when compared with the giants about him—all added up to an impressive sight. Whether or not all that hey-hey was harmful to the university is problematical. Evidently somebody thought that it was, the way somebody thought high-pressure football was harmful to Pittsburgh. Anyway, the elimination of football at NYU is a break for basketball, and track, and fencing, and boxing, and wrestling. They won't have to support that minor sport, football, any more. Two Oklahoma"Teams In Border Olympics LAREDO, Feb. 28. (£V-At_ least two Oklahoma teams will have entries here Friday in the annual Border Olympics, Director J. I. James raid today. Last year Oklahoma A. and M. brought a team to the track and field carnival for the first time. They are returning and Oklahoma City university also has entered a squad. James said the University of Oklahoma may send a team. The old Southwest conference favorites, Texas and Texas A. and M., have entered and Rice and, Baylor are expected to check in with squads. From the Lone Star conference, North Texas State, East Texas State and Southwest Texas State are sending squads, and there are entries from Howard Payne and Abilene Christian college of the Texas conference. i£'iasn_ uoraon, unaney jxeiier, Red Rolfe and Gerry Priddy. The result is that the handful of players Marse McCarthy has been corraling at Miller Huggins Field from day to day looks more like the graduatin' class of the Yankees Newark prep school than it does the great gang that captured five world championships in the last six years. Only 18 In Camp A dozen players reported for the first workout this week and today, five days later, the squad had grown only to 18. In batting practice a player has had to take his swings, then run out to the field to shag the ball so some other player could take his turn at bat. Most of the infielders and outfielders are not due until Sunday, but Ruffing, Dickey, Lefty Marius Russo and big Ernie Bonham, the Yankees' pitching hero of the last World Series, all are overdue. Russo finally came to terms yesterday and may show up tomor row, but nobody has heard from the other three missing battery men, even though Bonham signec sometime ago. All contract negotiations are be ing directed by President Edwarc G. Barrow in New York and clul; .officials...here.,.profess., to ,kno\ _ _^ 1lT_"_ _ nothing about the status of any of the absentees.- (By Tfle Associated Pie:i) EL PASO, Feb. 27.—Texas Miners closed their Border conference season here tonight by beating Texas Tech 66 to 43, for a season record of eight won and eight .ost. It was Tech's third defeat in 15 games. • Up to midway of the second half the game was as close as the next second. Mines lead at halftime,' 26 to 23. Tech took the lead at 29-28. Mines immediately regained and Tech went ahead again at 37-36. Then the Miners burst into a furious blaze. With only a free throw by Erwin to interrupt the procession they scored 21 points, 19 of them in succession. TL.ee Floyd led Mines scoring with 20 points. Head was high for. Tech with 13. Teian Tech Erwlil, I Head, t Irons, f Gllbrsath, c Volz. g Gilley, g Allen, g Lowe, g Williams, g Totals Texas Mines Lance, f Floyd, t Lassiter, c Rice, g Bulos, s Leyva, g FG FT PF TP 9 1J 0 10 6 1 3 1 0 9 FG FT PT TP 3 _ 10 7 3 3 1 8 20 13 a 6 6 Totals T 27 12 10 66 Half-time score: Texas Tech 23: Texas Mines 26. Free-throws missed: Erwln 3, Head, Gilbreath. Volz, Lowe, Lance 2, Floyd 2, Lassiter. Bulos'. Officials: Syd Cohen and Clyde Wafer. TWC Cops Another Cage Championship BROWNWOOD, Feb. 27 (/P) .— The Texas Wesleyan Rams defeated Howard Payne, 58 to 42, tonight and clinched their third straight Texas conference championship. The Rams meet Daniel Baker here tomorrow night in their final game. Hardy Fortenberry of TWC was high scorer with 15 points, but he was pressed by his teammate, Roy Barber, who scored 14. The Rams got 25 of their points in the final quarter. Brumley Family Is Represented North Texas, East Texas Share Crown DENTON, Feb. 27 (£•) — The North Texas Eagles and East Texas Lions will share the 1942 Lone Star conference basketball championship. North Texas came through in the stretch this week to finish in a tie with the Lions, beating East Texas twice. The Eagles clinched a portion of the title last night by nosing out East Texas 50-49 in an overtime game. SAVOLD FIGHT SCHEDULED NEW YORK, Feb. 27. (S 5 )—Lee Savold,. Des Moines heavyweight, and Freddy Fiducis of Newark today agreed to terms for a ten- round bout in Madison Square Garden March 13. The fight will co-feature the card headed by the light-heavyweight elimination tussle between Jimmy Webb of Houston and Johnny Colan of New York. PIKES PEAK RACE OFF COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Feb. 27. (IP} —The annual Labor Day race on Pikes Peak, a fixture since 1916, will not be run again until after the war. The association sponsoring- the 12-mile automobile classic de cided yesterday to postpone thi event in view of - the refusal o the American Automobile associa tion to sanction races during th war. ' FAST T R A I N E H—Chuck Fenske, former national mile king, warms up with plane as backdrop at Randolph Field. Fenske, rejected as pilot by Army Air Corps because of weak eyes, is an assistant physical trainer at Texas post. Topeka Club Owner Volunteers For Army TOPEKA, Kas., Feb. 27 (fP) — Peter B. Mitchell, owner of the Topeka Baseball club of the Wetern association, has volunteered for Army service and will not operate the club this season, he said in a letter received" today by William (Hack) Wilson, Owl manager. Mitchell, who was at Fallbrook, Calif., where he has an avacado ranch, gave Wilson his release and said some 15 other players would be declared free agents unless they were sent contracts by March 1. Unless Topeka interests keep the franchise alive, baseball law requires that it be turned over to the league. -teo. if. vu.n — Bob Brumley, 23, Rice institute fullback, enters the Navy today as a petty officer third class. Brumley, who completed his football eligibility last fall, led Southwest conference scorers with 59 points in 1940. He has two brothers in the Navy and a third in the Army. "I couldn't wait any longer to make the Brumley family 100 per cent in this war," Bob said. Navy brother Jack Brumley, 21, was wounded at Pearl Harbor. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY 1 t r" r Foxx Unsigned But Getting In Shape SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 27. Jimmy Foxx, who doesn't appear to be worrying about his first bese job with the Boston Red Sox, starts his 18th soason day. "I have taken off 15 pounds this winter and now am down to 190," he said. "I never felt better but I guess it will be a good idea to get a week's start on the kids after my job and work myself into playing shape by easy strides." Foxx still is unsigned, but he explained that he had "practi- j cally agreed to salary terms." TULSA BEATS DRAKE DES MOINES. "la.. Feb. 27 OFj Tula handed Drake it eighth defeat in nine Missouri Valley conference basketball games tonight licking the Bulldogs, 43 to 34. Paul Marks, who hit for four successive field goals late in the first half, led the visitors with 17 points. MOTJ.SI BEATS ZIVIC CHICAGO, Feb. 27. (iP>— Tony Motisi, of newcomer, Chicago, scored a 23-year-old spectacular 10-round victory over Friztie Zivic of Pittsburgh, former world's •welterweight champion, tonight. Al Letourner, six-day bike race veteran, has pedaled 200,000 miles in 17 years. A GOOD BUY IS A DEFENSE BOND OR STAMP WE BUY & SELL GOOD USED CARS SEE J. D. McPHAUL or C. C. 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