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Lubbock Morning Avalanche 11 ••••PI MX MI i iifi nv-'in-ir~ • .in-run • j r^.i_<fjit_j FIT —| COMPL-ETC Page 6 Tuesday, March 3, 1942 Lubbock, Texas Reds Show New "Spirit" In Workouts By COLLIER P ARRIS Aralanch* Sports Ediior - It's perfectly all right for the West Texas State Teach-]nrne" 1C and lil losing '.he National ers college Buffaloes to advertise themselves as the League pennant—is spirit. By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer TAMPA, March 2—The difference between the Cincinnati Reds this year a:*d last—and it may be the difference between win- "world's tallest basketball team," because even if it were doubted, there'd be few persons interested enough to take exercise with the tape measure. But there's some question about the other Buffalo advertising, printed on stationery and on the team's traveling bus, stating-: "World's most hustling basketball team." Because the Buffs were matched, hustle for hustle, effort for effort, last night by a great and game gang of Texas Tech Red Raiders in one olt) the greatest basketball spectacles ever produced in Lubbock. They didn't win, but they gave the nationally famous Buffaloes such a go of it that everybody lucky enough to see or play in the game will long remember. Buffs Not Through Final score of the final Border conference game of the season was 50 to 39, favoring Coach Al Baggett's magnificent Buffaloes— and they are The victory truly magnificent. Mr. Brookfield Vs. Mr. Gilbreath Manager Bill McKechnie, the b e n i g n-looking taskmaster who has won enough pennants with different clubs to decorate a fairgrounds, made the appraisal himself today after watching his beloved Reds work out at Plant Field. "This is a better' club than last year," he said. "It has an altogether different spirit. It got over | its world championship hangover i last summer after it was too late | and now the boys know they are i here for business." The box score: WEST TEXAS TEACHERS Brookfifld, i Maddox, £ .__ 0 Jacobs, t , , . 1 Trimble, Groom, f Halbert. c FG FT PF TP » 4 1 -0 a o o 4 a o o o B. Stockman; g' Ch&s. Johnson.. g Clark Johnson, g Totals TEXAS TECH Eru-in. 1 ______ Head. t _ Alien, t Gilbreith, c Volz. g Gill-y. g of Border conference competition, B '. stockmm; g' _. lor the Buffs, and, of course, the chss. Johnson, R championship—their first in this league. The victory also meant, for the Buffaloes, possible invitations to compete in the NCAA tournament at Kansas City, the National AAU and the Metropolitan Invitation tournament at Madison Square Garden. .._ Coach Baggett would not comment on any possible invitation last night, although it is known that bis team is eligible and much sought after to play Rice Institute and possibly Arkansas university in a series to determine the champion of the entire Southwest, this team to compete in the NCAA. It is believed Baggett is waiting for the official nod from Madison Square Garden before making any other plans. Record Breaking Crowd Largest crowd ever to see a basketball game in Lubbock—an estimated 2,500 jammed into a dinky gymnasium capable .of accommodating less than 1,700 seated customers — kept up a monstrous clatter for the duration of that most interesting ball game last night. The game was a glowing demonstration of present-day "fire- truck" basketball, fast and wicked, although it was only a mediocre demonstration of goal shooting. Both teams had an "off night" so far ,as ringing up has-' kets was concerned, and the shots that were missed far outnumbered the shots that were made. Had the Buffaloes been "hot" they would have rung the bell in their accustomed manner, instead of being held to the lowest score they have made in Border conference" competition; had the Red Raiders been hitting the bullseye thsy would have almost doubled their score, because they had almost as many shots as the Buffs had, because they hustled the ball, stole it and passed it with every bit as much ability and acumen as the famous Buffaloes. Brookfield Okay, Too But, in the final analysis, there was the All-American Price Brookfield, who is pretty sure to earn his letter this season; the six-loot, ten-inch ' Charley Halbert, an exceptionally well-proportioned man, weighing 255 pounds, for his height, and there were the hustling Stockman brothers, ' Frank and William, who didn't do an awful lot of scoring but who were right in there with Jack Maddox and the Johnson boys, Charles and Clark, to show the folks how a good basketball team should look, "at least Texas Tech wasn't entirely dwarfed in size, except in a case or two, and the Red Raiders certainly were not outplayed in the . game of basketball. Of course, the - idea is to put the ball through the iron hoop, and in this department the Raiders were not their usually efficient selves. But when it came to handling 20 10 11 50 FG FT I-b'TP 3016 3046 3135 1 3 1 IT __ I L Z 3 __ I 0 3 2 Totals : 17 5 13 39 Half-time score: Wesi Texas Teachers. 25: Tex«s Tech 16. Times out: West Tens Teachers. • 5; Texas Tech 3. Officials: Zlggy Sean and Dim? Bog- tess. Milted free throurt: BrooVfleld 3. P. Stockman, Erwin, Head 3. Gilbreath 4, of the best he had worked in all season. "This kind of ball would have those Southwest conference teams wondering what would happen next," he observed. The huge crowd, consisting the ball, passing from one to the other, dribbling down court and getting in position for shots, the Buffs didn't have a thing on the Red Raiders. Tech Takes Early Lead The crowd was stirred to a frenzy, and the Buffaloes and their supporters opened their eyes wide in amazement and maybe a little bit of worry, early in the game when the Red Raiders stole away for a 12-7 lead. 'Neither side scored during the first four minutes of play, then Bill Stockman sank a long field goal. Frank Stockman added a free shot on Voltz' error, after which Garland Head and Captain Gabe Giiley made field goals to put Tech ahead. A field goal by the towering Halbert put the Buff? ahead by a point, then Volz made a field goal from the side, was fouled in the effort, and sank his free shot to put Tech up, 7-5. one There is no question that the Reds have the best pitching staff in the National League, if not in both majors, and the question of whether the Reds remain a factor in the pennant squabble this season is entirely a matter of hit- ling. Two Jobs To Fill On paper there is no reason to fear—except that as a club Cincinnati batted about .247 in 1941, when the prospects were fully as bright as they are now. McKechnie has two positions to fill in his lineup—passing over the catching assignment which already has been awarded to little Rollie Hemsley. He must decide between Rookie Bert . Haas and young Churck Aleno to fill the vacancy left by Bill "Werber a' third base and he must get a least one good, ferocious outfielder. Jim Gleeson, Ernie Koy and some kids are candidates for whatever other outfield spots are open. Aside from third base the in field is sure to have Frank (Buck McCormick at first, Lonnie Frey at second and Eddie Joost a short. Mississippi House " To Support Sports JACKSON, Miss., March 2 (P The state house of representative today with little opposition ranget its support behind continued in tercollegiate athletic competition a subject of hot debate botl amnng officials anrf in thp statp press. Red Raiders Match Buffaloes' Hustle But Lack Scoring Punch; Lose, 39-50 Record Breaking Crowd Jams Gym For Basketball Classic; Tech Leads Early, Then Brookfield! Pairings Given For Schoolboy Hoop Tourney (By The Associated Press! AUSTIN, March 2.—Pairings for three divisions in which Texas schoolboy basketball championships will be determined in a three-day tournament here starting Tuesday were announced today by Athletic Director R. J Kidd of the Intel-scholastic league. In the Class AA division for larger schools, with the initial round starting Thursday, Jeff ( Davis of Houston will play Waco .at .10:15 a. m., Robstown will | tangle with Dallas Tech at 2 p. m., •Lufkin will meet Childress at !4:30 p. m. and Denton will clash Coach Gets A Workout, Too • Morgan's Raiders Open Grid Session Under the command of Head Coach Dell Morgar. the Texas Tech Red Raiders returned to the football field yesterday in the first of their 30-days of spring practice. There wa»no side-show to the first day of practice. The Red Raiders simply went to the locker- room, reported to Coach Morgan, put on their uniforms and went to work. They had a lot of pep and apparently enjoyed the first day of work which consisted only of running and general calisthenics. WESTERNER CAPTAINS ELECTED — By unanimous vote, members of the Lubbock football squad elected Hubert Bechtol, end, and Curly Allison, halfback, pictured above, left to right, as co-captains of the 1942 Westerner team. Also at the meeting, held at the field house yesterday, the Westerners voted unanimously to ask the athletic council to dispense with the regular Westerner banquet this year and turn over the funds that would be devoted to the banquet, to the American Red Cross. vith Austin of El Paso at 8:30 p. m. • Class B's In Class A Spring Training Camp Briefs Who's T. Williams? TIGERS GET ULTIMATUM LAKELAND, Fla., March 2 (IP) —Detroit Tiger holdouts were told in effect today to accept salaries offered them or seek other employment. General Manager Jack Zeller, here to talk business with the ir=!r:ilrants, declared that the lub had made its "final offers." - MODEL AIRPLANES 5c TO $4.95 Cut Rale Prices SOUTHERN AUTO STORES INC. Lubbock, Liitlefield. Brownfield Frank Stockman hit a long to tie the score, then Elvis Erwin, who was definitely "off" last night, made his first counter. Byron Gilbreath made a free shot, and Head a field goal for the 127 advantage. But the Buffs went to work then. Brookfield, who finally wound up with 20 points, lacking four of setting an all-time record, started hitting the hoop after a slow start, and before Tech scored again, the Buffs had counted thirteen points for a 20-12 lead. They were never headed after that, although Tech made it interesting early in the first half when Gilbreath started hitting the target with regularity. He made 14 points in the last half to go with his three in the lirst half and take second place among the scorers. Gilbreaih Gets Along Late in the game,. Gilbreath and George Allen, who replaced Garland Head when the latter was ejected via the personal foul route, got going and hauled up the Tech score to 33 points, five points behind the Buffs. But again Brookfield got started, made three field goals in a row, then another. Charles Johnson Ledru Jacobs and Frank Stockman concluded the scoring ior the Buffs, after which, in the closing seconds, Allen and Gilbreath whisked in a couple for Tech. The game was further embellished by the work of two famous Southwest conference officials, Ziggy Sears and Dusty Boggess. The latter was pinch- hitting for Abb Curtis, who suffered a back injury Friday afternoon at Fort Worth. The big time officials had the game under control all the time. "Boy, wha' a ball game!" grinned the perspiring officials during a timeout, and Scars said it was one COLLEGE BASKETBALL West Texas Slate Teachers 50; Texas Tech 39. Oklahoma Aggies 28: Washington TJ 14. Georgetown 52; George Washington 47. Grlnntll 45: Drake 19. Wisconsin «; Minnesota 47. Purdue 52: Michiisn 41. IOTJL 46; Illinois 32. Northwestern 49; Indiana 45. Dartmouth 45; Colutabl& 43. A GOOD BITY 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 YEARS YOUR FORD DEALER" 9TH & TEXAS PHONE 5521 Man Loses Time ($55 Worth) Paying Taxes PHILADELPHIA, M?rch 2. (IP) —Edward Cavanaugh xvas mighty mad after he paid his income tax, but it had nothing to do with Uncle Sam. Someone in the huge crowd jamming the tax office lifted his §55 gold watch. mostly of Tech students, packed an'd jammed all available seating spaces, stood in the aisles and alley-ways, and even inside the court barriers, their toes touching the loul lines. G. C. "Mule" Dowell, assistant to the director of athletics and in charge of ticket sales, said that 'at least two thousand persons were turned away at the door or by telephone.". No tickets were sold after the original 300 had been purchased, and persons showing up without tickets were gently but firmly turned back after the gymnasium had been filled to capacity. First fans to arrive at the gymnasium were there by 4 o'clock in the afternoon, some two hundred of them, some with sandwiches They were entertained by. photograph music during the waning hours of the afternoon. SARATOGA, Fla., March 2 &T);j —With 25 other players to worry about, Manager Joe Cronin has concluded he has devoted too- much time on the Ted Williams' deferment case. Cronin has been so busy engaging in three-way telephone conferences with Owner Tom Yawkey in New York, and General Manager Eddie Collins in Boston, that he has had little time to spend on the practice field, where his coaches have been directing the other players through routine drills. GIANTS GET HOLIDAY HAVANA, March 2 (/P>— With a quarter of his squad victims of illness or injuries and the remaining three-fourths still aching after the two games with the New York Giants, Manager Leo Durocher of Brooklyn gave his players their first vacation today. * BROWNS OPEN CAMP . DELAND, Fla., March 2 (IF) — The St. Louis Browns training camp opened today with all but one player far behind in physical conditioning. John Nigelling, the veteran knuckleball pitcher, has been here one month. KENNEDY TO OUTFIELD PASADENA, Calif., March 2 (.<P) —A shortage of outfielders today prompted Manager Jimmy Dykes to announce that he might use Bob Kennedy, who 'has been operating at third base, in the White Sox outer gardens this season. Ken-. nedy was promtly given his first essons in outfield duties. CUBS TO PLAY TODAY AVALON, Calif., March 2 The Chicago Cubs will play their first intra-squad game tomorrow, with teams chosen by Catchers Bob Scheffing and Clyde McCullough opposing each other. BABE PHELPS BUSY EL CENTIIO, CalU., March 2 (iP) Babe Phelps, Pirate catcher, expressing hearty approval of Manager Frankie Frisch's training methods, said today he "does more work in «tnjr single day than I ever did m an entire week of training while with the Dodgers." The big catcher is running himself ragged trying to work down to 225 pounds. CROUCHER AT SECOND ORLANDO, Fla., March 2 </P>— Manager Bucky Harris intends to use Utility Infielder Frankie Croucher, obtained from the Detroit Tigers during the winter, on the Washington Senators' second base job this season. Play Friday for intermediate- Replacing Mize Is Card Worry ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Mar 2 (JPi —One of the most interesting questions hanging over the St. Louis Cardinals' spring training camp is who will replace Johnny Mize at first base. Will it be Ray Sanders, the handsome rookie slugger from Columbus? Or does the more experienced and speedy Johnny Hopp have an advantage? "Well, it's a wide open race," said Manager Billy Southworth, when asked if he conceded an edge to either candidate. "I like competition for all jobs, and first base, like virtually every other job on the ball club, is wide open. Let the best man win—-that's what spring training is for." But isn't it true that Hopp's recognized and proven fielding ability might give him a little head start? "No, I wouldn't even say that," Southworth countered. "But I will say ihat no matter how the first base competition goes, we'll have a better defense there than we had last year." One of the big .things experts see in .Sanders' favor is that he can whack left-handed pitchers •as well as right-handers. - Sanders hit .308 with Columbus last-season. Hopp, an outfielder who did a spectacular job at first base while Mize was out with an injury, hit .303 but played in fewer games. sized schools, Van and Gatesville open the first round at 9 a. m. Thursday, Lakeview will play Elkhart at 11:30 a. m., Nederland and Crane will tangle at 3:15 p. m. and Aransas Pass and Sidney Lanier of San Antonio will meet at 7:15 p. m. T hp PIf?ht district winn*»rc in Class B composed of small schools will start their tourney Friday. Austin of El Paso and Jeff Davis of Houston were favorites in the big school class. Coach Morgan proved he was in good physical condition by leading the Rea Raiders in their runs up and down the field and in directing the calisthentics Of course Morgan was breathing kinda' hard at the conclusion of the workout but he was able to stagger to the clubhouse without assistance. Baillio Likes 'Em Last year's Line Captain Loyce Baillio watched the workout and after giving the squad of 39 players a general once over said: "Gosh, that's a mighty fine American League To Start Play April 14' CHICAGO, March 2. (/P)_The American League made public its 1942 schedule today, with 55 double headers and 77 night: games on the season's baseball menu. Opening games will be played April 14. St. Louis will be at Chicago, Cleveland at Detroit, New York at Washington, and Philadelphia at Boston when the boys start playing for keeps. CHARLES, OVERLIN DRAW CINCINNATI, March 2 </P)~— Ezzard Charles, Cincinnati schoolboy, and Ken Overlin, former world chamoion, battled to a draw tonight in 10 rounds of good, but not savage fighting. Longhorn Baseball Team "Greenest Yet' 7 AUSTIN, March 2 (/P}—In the words of Uncle Billy Disch, the University of Texas' silver-haired patriarch of Southwest conference baseball, the greenest Longhorn squad in many years today re- ponded to the call of Baseball :oach Bib Falk. Uncle Billy, who was retired wo years ago from the full load if responsibility as baseball men- or but who still helps out on the practice field, wasn't at all downhearted at the small turnout. . "We'll be in there," he grinned, noting that the Longhorns were joing after their 23rd conference championship. bunch of boys. Good weight, good | day'in the $iu,uuu added iSlack height and ample speed. I really ( Helen handicap at Hialeah park, believe the Red Raiders are going' to have another fine team." Morgan probably got more kick out o£ the first workout than any one. There was no doubt he was glad to be back in harness. Since there was no actual playing with the football standout in no prospect -was a the first workout. BOXER BREAKS ARM NEW YORK, March 2 (£•>—The National Boxing association's vorld featherweight champion, 3 ittsburgh Jackie Wilson, broke iis left arm tonight, was floored .wice and lost an_ eight round Decision to Terry Young, a hitherto ittle-heralded local battler, in the St. Nicholas Palace. Young weighed 134; Wilson 126%. Baylor's Midget Sets Cage Record WACO, March 2. (>P) — Dwight Parks, the mightiest mite of them all, walks the glory road ahead of the Giants of Southwest conference basketball. He's only five feet eight and has to depend on jumping ability and speed to offset the advantage of the human skyscrapers of the maples, but Baplor's star today holds the conference individual scoring record—214 points in 12 games. Cotton Center F.F.A. Chapter Issues Paper COTTON CENTER, March 2 (Special)—The State-Wide Cotton Center F.F.A. News, a six-column six-page newspaper devotee through pictures and news stories to work of the Future Farmers o: America chapters of the schools here, had a press-run of 5,000 copies today for its first issue. The paper, claimed to be the first of its kind in Texas, will deal with all phases of the F.F.A. program here, and will be mailed to all 688 vocational agriculture departments in Texas schools and to any agricultural authority who writes for it. ' Robert L. Stone, vocational agri culture instructor and F.F.A. ad viser of the Cotton Center chap ter, said the paper would seek to operate toward "exchange o worthy program hints between ou chapter and all others." He said there would be no "hired help hi getting it out, our students doinj all the work as an extra-curricula activity." However, such last year favorites as Roger Smith, J. R. 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Union Bus Terminal * POMAYYA WINS MIAMI, Fla., March 2 (A 3 )—The four-year-old filly, Pomayya, flying the silks of Mrs. Dodge Sloane's Brookmeade stable, won' an easy, .three-length victory to- in seeing Big James Carlisle the sophomore fullback who looms as a worthy successor to the. departed Charlie Bvoracek; Carlisle is a 200,-pounder from Pampa and gives a lot of promise of developing into a powerful fullback.' . * Due to last night's basketball game between the Red Raiders and West Texas Buffaloes, Coach Morgan limited the first workout to two hours but plans a. longer session today, starting about 4:30 o'clock. The workouts are free to. the public. Lubbock

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