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Lubbock Morning Avalanche Page 6 Wednesday, March 4, 1942 A- C C U Fk A T -E COMPL-ET-E Tech Cagers May Enter Big Meet Probability that Texas Tech's basketball team would compete in the National Intercollegiate tournament at Kansas City starting next Monday was strongly indicated here last night following receipt of formal invitation. The invitation was extended by Coach Al Bflggctt o£ West Texas State Teachers college, member of the IniercoUegiate's board of selection, who is empowered to choose the representative from this section of the country. Baggett telephoned Coach Berl Huffman, following a conference with Kansas City tournament otficials, and extended the invitation, to Decide This Morning While no definite action was taken last night, the invitation coming right at midnight, it is believed the athletic council and the athletic department will pass favorably on the invitation and send the Red Raiders to Kansas City. Baggett said action must be taken here by ten o'clock this morning. Athletic Director Morley Jen. nings could not be reached by phone after midnight last night, but Athletic Council Chairman W. L. Stangel, upon notification of trie invitation, ssid he "felt certain the council \yould approve and accept the invitation." The National Intercollegiate is the largest college basketball tournament in the country, embracing outstanding teams from nearly every state in the nation. The West Texas State Teachers college team competed last year and won third place. San Diego, California, State won the title. It would be Texas Tech's first appearance in the big tournament, and the Red Raiders would be 'present as official representatives of the Border conference, or the West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona territory. The Red. Raiders had stored away their uniforms and called it a successful season after giving the West Texas Buffs a tough game Monday night in the final scheduled contest of the year, but Huffman was hoping last night that the suits would come out again and the team would be on its way. this week-end for the big tournament. Buffs Hesitate And Lose Tourney Bid DALLAS, March 3. (ff)—Rice institute, co-champion of the Southwest conference, will be this area's representative in the National Collegiate athletic association .basketball tournament at Kansas City March 20 and 21 • J. W. St. Clair of Dallas, chairman of the selection committee for District 6, announced tonight Rice had been invited and had accepted. The University of Arkansas, which tied Rice for the conference title, removed itself from consideration yesterday. - That cut the field down to Rice and West Texas State Teachers, Border conference champion. A play-off was proposed and Rice accepted immediately. _West Texas, however, did not give its answer by the time set. Rice wanted a decision from the committee last night' but when . Loach Al Baggett of West Texas declined to comment on the playoff proposal, extended the time. Baggett said he could not get fhf athletic committee together this morning, so Rice again extended the time. When no answer was forthcoming from West Texas then, St Clair told Rice it could have the place in the tournament and the Southwest conference representative accepted. Tiger Holdouts Use Lawyers, Managers LAKELAND, Fla., March 3 (&> —The Detroit Tigers, currently engaged in their bitterest holdout battle on record, today admitted ingenuity on the part of some of the dissenters, but the club is standing firm in its take-it-or- leave-it mandate. General Manager Jack Zeller disclosed that one of the bargaining ball players has a personal manager, while another's correspondence is attended to by an attorney. There are nine unsigned players. "The trouble is," declared Zeller, "that these players do not seem to realize, the country is at ws.r." Zeller said a lighter pay roll was made necessary by the prospect of a decline in baseball revenue because of tho war. . With practice sessions in the second week the Tigers have as holdouts Pitchers Bobo Newsom Paul (Dizzy) Trout, Johnny Corsica, and Luther (Bud) Thomas Catcher Billy Sullivan, First Baseman Rudy York and Out- MODEL AIRPLANES 5c Tu $4.95 Cut R*te Prices SOUTHERN AUTO STORES INC. Lubbock, Liuiefield. Brownficld - Ted Williams Asked Deferment, Draft Board Explains (By The Associated Press) ST. PAUL, March 3 — Colonel J. E. Nelson, chief of the state draft setup, "just to keep the records straight," today summoned reporters to emphasize, he said, that Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox slugger, had sought draft deferment for the benefit of his recently divorced mother. Colonel Nelson made- the announcement after Herbert W. Estrem, governmental appeal agent for Minneapolis draft board No. 6, had related in a newspaper interview how Williams had not pressed his case and that he (Estrem) had investigated the case on his own initiative. The object of discussion—Master Ted, himself—meanwhile was packing to leave for Sarasota Florida, Red Sox training camp presumably dreaming of plans to pick up his .406 championship hatting narp wherp hft left off last fall, rather ihan of the conflict of opinion prevailing at his winter residence. Player Denies Plea Asked about the appeal Williams said: "I did not make'a personal appeal to the president or anybody else. I went with my attorney • to Mr. Estrem and asked for a clarification. I explained my status and that I originally had been in 3A." Ted's attorney was out of range. He enlisted in the navy. So the post mortem talk was mostly within the selective service system. Colonel Nelson had not figured publicly in the case by which Williams' rating was changed last week from Class 1A to class 3A and eligible to at least start slugging out a reported $30,000 contract with the Red Sox. At that time, Williams said he had nothing to do with the decision and merely had made a routine report. Then, today, came the, stories describing Estrem's part and quoting the appeal agent that r he acted not altogether because of any action by Williams but rather because of fear that his mother's Border Olympics Is Next Goal Of Tech Athletic Section Coach Walker Nichols said yesterday tnat he was favorably impressed with the showing of his Texas Tech track and field prospects and that he believed that would make a commendable showing in Laredo at the Border Olympics on Friday. It will be the first meet of the season and the first time in "=ev- eral years that Texas Tech has put a full track and field team into a major meet. -Nichols said that Walter Webster and Maxey McKnight were showing fine speed in the 100- yard dash and that these two probably would represent Texas Tech in the century at the Border. Olympics. Maxey McKnight will go for the Red Raiders in the 120-yard high hurdles. Coach Nichols plans to use Weidon Barton, Penrod Pearson and Emitt Mikeska as Texas Tech threats in the 440-yard dash. Tall John Campbell will be Tech's lone entry in the one-mile run. The Red Raiders hope in the high jump will rest on the ability of Maxey McKnight and Bill McColloch a pair of boys who can clear the bar at 6 feet and more when on their best jumps. Callahan In Full Events In the field events, J. R. Callahan will do the pole vaulting for the. Raiders, and in the discus throw at the Olympics, the Raiders will show Callahan, Webster and Bill Nivin. The squad leaves Lubbock early Thursday. Raider Gridmen Handle Ball in Second Drill Although emphasis on body conditioning was continued in the second day of spring football v/ork at Texas Tech yesterday, the pro- late -spheroids were brought into play and the candidates for the 1942 Texas Tech varsity team, especially the backs and centers, got the feel of the football. While Head Coach Dell Morgan sent ends, guards and tackles through a long session with the blocking machine, Backfield Coach Berl Huffman directed three sets of backs in fundamentals of receiving the ball from center and heading toward the line of scrimmage. Several Missing Due to Tuesday afternoon laboratory sessions in other parts of the campus, several of the candidates were missing from the second workout, but approximately forty men romped through a two- hour session on legs a little bit sore from opening day's workout. Toward the end of the session, complete teams ran simple plays in a light signal drill. Coaches Morgan and Huffman appeared Pleased with the showing and attitude of the athletes, particularly with their good physical conditions. Actual "hard work" won't begin until next week, but before this week is over the Red Raiders will have had a taste of things to come, Schoolboy Cage Teams Practice AUSTIN, March 3. WP)—The boards of giant Gregory Gym, University of Texas sports palace are in for their greatest pummel- ling in history. It's already started and will buiid to a climax late this week as 23 schoolboy basketball teams battle for state titles in three divisions. This year's interscholastic league tournament, billed as the big- ' gest and best ever, features fine Afi?? 5 .- 5 "^ 11 divi sions and League Athletic Director Rodney J. Kidd beheves the fans are in for a juicy slab of cage diet. Railbrrds were primed for a preview of tournament favorites tJCJTlIin-*"*** •f*>Tr*f**-r-'V" ^~*.t*:_r_i i _ •=>, ~o -—»..t,» AXJ ** . \_t j.i.ii_» aL ijiay begins Thursday morning but pre- tourney workouts held plenty of fielders Barney McCosky, Rip Radcliff and Roger Cramer. The latest to enter the fold is Dick Wakefield, former Michigan collegian, who agreed to terms reported to be S600 a month if h» plays with Beaumont of the Texas League and half that figure if he goes back to Winston-Salem of the Piedmont League, where he batted .300 last year. Champs Arriy« m a l, hy ^ uintet °t Austin (El Paso) was on deck for n* T S t ,^ orkou t today and Waco and Lufkjn, other Division AA stalwarts, scheduled drills late tomorrow when all Class AA and A. teams were expected f fn al ! '"? a i* three ^visions were h£f Sa1turday ni e ht ^d the host school planned to dress up the ~ " h Sn Kidd predicted a record attend£ E tournament which p,h * has been confined to clfss. S Playing in the Play Thursday pitts r,° f H °r ton again * 1 Waco £ Iass AA division Van A Gate . svi "e in Class A, and Addicks against Ingleside in Class welfare might be endangered by ms ss o£ income - He Aggies Take Texas In Final Game COLLEGE STATION, March 3. (#>—Texas A. & M. staged ?,nother upset here tonight by outplaying Texas 46-42 to close out the Southwest conference basketball race. The »ame was packed with rough play that saw 29 personal fouls and two Longhorns, Frank Brahaney and'John Kargis, banish- ed.for having four called on them. The Aggies broke on top with a fieJd goal by Bill Henderson after three minutes and from then on the lead changed with each shot until the final minute o£ the half when the Cadets got a 17-13 margin. After the rest Texas came back strong and once commanded a six- point lead but Henderson, Ray Jarrett and Mike Cokinos pulled the Aggies up to' another tie on field shots. The game was knotted six times and Texas led four times to the Aggies' eight. The last tie was at 32-all but was broken by Les Penden with six minutes left and the Aggies never were headed although constantly threatened. Frick Tours Army Camps, Not Baseball By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 3. (#)—Ford- Frick, president of the National League, is giving up both his vacation--'and his customary tour of the training camps this year in order to visit military encampments in his role as liaison officer between baseball"and the government ... He will confer with athletic and morale officers at the various posts and arrange for full cooperation of the big leagues with military sports programs. _ Sergt. Hank Greenberg is in the morale section at Mac, Dill field, near -Tampa and took an active part in getting the Cincinnati Reds out there for the entertainment of the soldiers on a recent night. . . Ira Hutchinson, the St. Louis Cardinals' pitcher, is wearing spectacles for some of his training camp work as an experiment ... The Cincinnati Reds sale of big Ernie Lombardi to the Boston Braves was conditional, the condition being that if the catch""- f-"~J to come lo terms or for any reason did not report at camp the deal .would be off. . PILLS FOR CARDINALS The Cardinals, who made'vita- min tablets popular among baseball players last spring, have brought 12,000 pills to camp this spring but also are promoting a new form of arch support -for fh ay w 3 -^ • ; ? a . seba11 P e ople 'in the Florida training camps are in arms against Texas League Pre<=i- ''""'- Alva Gardner's suggestion of the minors be abolished and one magnate pointed out that it was Gardner who led a successful S?.^? 1 . 6 ?* two years a So to boost *"~ salary $5000 to in ""-*'."*« AAC 2]<alU ;, five months off the Red Sox payroll, possessed about as much cash as the average 23- year-old getting $35 a week 'Request" Angle Regretted In setting "the record straight," Uolonel Nelson said that Wil- h *jr s ' .attorney had conferred with him and was assured that nothing could be done unless Williams personally asked it. Thus, he said, the routine was for the attorney to notify Williams, who in turn notified the appeal agent lEsiteml. Then - by schedule, the agent had to clear the case th rough Colonel Nelson. This inerefore conformed with technical requisites that Williams himself apply for deferment. But Estrem, who spoke after conferring by telephone with Colonel Nelson, said he thought Williams 1 part in the appeal had been overemphasized and that his own part had been understated I regret the request angle has been emphasized," said Estrem It should be stressed that he consented to the appeal. I think the word 'request' is too strong although technically he did request TRACTOR TIRE OWNERS ATTENTION SANDERS V/e can vulcarv.xe all size Irac- lor iires and you dor/t h»v« to waiL ' Bring them in today. SMU Opens Defense Of AAU Cage Title DALLAS, March 3 (ff>—The defending champion Southern Methodist university Mustangs will meet the Dallas Furnituremen in the opening program of the Southwestern AAU basketball tournament here tomorrow night The Mustangs are playing "under the banner of a Dallas clothing concern. The Furnituremen include Bill Henderson. all-Southwest conference star from Texas A. Sc M. and the North Texas Agricultural college quintet. Ten teams are entered in the tournament. Shepnard Field was among those drawing a first round bye. Lubbock, Texas Dodgers, Phils Call Off Game After Argument (By Tac Atsocliltd P?«»» HAVANA, March 3 —• There's never a dull moment in the' spring training camp of 'the Brooklyn Dodgers, especially when President Larry MacPhail is about. MacPhaij, never at k loss for words, today declared he had cancelled three spring training games with the Philadelphia Phils because the club's 60-year-old rookie manager, Hans Lobert, had called him a bush leaguer. However, it is believed that the refusal of the Phils to let Brooklyn share their training site at Miami Beach for two days next week precipitated the argument and caused the actual cancellation. TWO-MAN INFIELD DRILL ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 3 UP}— The New York Yankee hold-out problem has reached such a point that today Manager Joe McCarthy held an infield drill with only two players. Balls were batted to Shortstop Phil Rizzuto who tossed them to a first baseman. Neither Second Baseman Joe Gordon nor third baseman Red -Rolfe have signed contracts to become eligible for the drills. Other holdouts are Outfielder Joe DiMaggio and Charley Keller, Pitcher Red Ruffing and Catcher Bill Dickey. BATTERYMEN ABSENT DE LAND, Fla., March 3 (fP) — Six regular pitchers and both catchers on .the Browns' roster have failed to report for spring training so far. Pitchers Elden Auker and Johnny Niggeling are in camp unsigned. Bob~ Muncrief again was the only regular hurler on hand today. JURGES HOLDING OUT MIAMI, March 3 (/P) — Three New York Giant holdouts, Pitcher Bob Carpenter, Catcher Ray Blaemire and Infielder Mickey Witek, straightened things out with General Manager Bill Terry today and signed their 1942 contracts. The capitulation of the trio left Shortstop Bill Jurges as the club's only holdout. FRANK CRESPIE SIGNS ST. LOUIS, March. 3 (*=/ — T St. ,Louis Cardinals' last holdout worry disappeared tonight with announcement by Branch Rickey, vice-president of the Red Birds, that Frank Crespi, second baseman, had signed a 1942 contract. SOX TO BAT TODAY PASADENA, Calif., March-3 (J About the only fresh development in the Chicago White Sox training camp, where athletes so far have been restricted to calisthenics, was the arrival today of Infielder Billy Knickerbocker. Tomorrow the Sox get their first fling at batting practice. LONGHOHN BOXERS TRAVEL AUSTIN, Tex., March 3 (ff)'— The University of Texas Longhorn boxing team will travel to Corpus Christi Saturday for an engagement with the naval air base team, officials announced today. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! HOLLOW GROUND RAZOR_ ' BLADES ^=j, BOllOB) GRQUIIO , SIK£l&>ft DOUBLE EDGE A GOOD BUY IS A DEFENSE BOND OR STAMP WE BUY & SELL GOOD USED CARS J. D. McPHAUL or C. C. WORRELL LUBBOCK AUTO CO. LTD. What's This Young Generation Coming To? Modern Athletes Continue To Bust Marks Set By Ancients • By WHITNEY MARTIN M- Wide World Sports Columnist NEW-YORK, March 3 — Our younger generation certainly has gone to pot, hasn't it? All the lads tional A. A. U. indoor track and field meet. (2) Set an American ski jump record. (3) Better the American mark for the women's 220-yard backstroke swim. Dle-Hards Won't Believe Naturally the old timers will greet these evidences of agility with the calm disbelief of the guy who looked at a giraffe the first time and declared emphatically: "There ain't no such animal." No amount of proof as provided by yardsticks and watches will convince the die-hards that the athletes of earlier generations weren't superior in every way to our modern crop. They might, have arguments in Byron Nelson Aims At Hogan Record ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 3 (if) —Byron Nelson, the.tall Texan now-affiliated with a Toledo" Ohio, club, has levelled his golfing sights on Ben Hogan's record of finishing in the money in 56 successive tournaments. As Nelson and two score other top flight pros tuned up for the $5,000, 72-hole St. Petersburg Open which starts tomorrow, Fred Corcoran, PGA tournament director, disclosed that Nelson already has been a money winner in 30 straight meets. The former National Open and PGA champion started his streak in the big Crosby tournament early in .1941. Since then he has won four.-events—the Greensboro, Tam O'Shanter, Miami and Oakland opens and finished among the first ten scorers 25 times. His lowest finish, incidentally, was in the 1941 St. Petersburg Open when he wound up in a tie for 13th place. With Ben Hogan under the weather from a stomach ailment, Nelson has been established as one of the. favorites along with Sani Snead, the -defending •champion; Jimmy Demaret who won in 1940. and Henry Picard whose practice rounds have been exceptional. f»ne instances, particularly in is UD There iust hn n anv .„.„.„ track and field in which improv- 1S Even in -basebaH wm^i Jn " n ° aseoa wmert «* track conditions "and .quip- co «»«* ">•** be taken into' consid- y °ar 5f today. Take Gloria Callen's new record of 2:37 for the 220-yard backstroke, for instance. As far as Is known water always has been just as wet and no wetter than it is now. And as for Torger Tokle's ski leap of 289 feet, he was riding a pair of glorified bed slats the same as ski jumpers have been Warmerdam pole vaulted higher than any man ever- had vaulted before. The only advantage Warm- erdam might have had over the vaulters o£ years ago would be in the pole, and they have had good, stout, light vaulting poles for years and years. Some Hard To Measure In almost every athletic event where comparison of performance from year lo year is possible by timing or measuring, the athletes of today do a little better than hold their own. It's only in the sports where no yardstick is available that the performances of the old-timers balloon until they are of Paul Bunyan proportions. 1 Sports such as football, and basketball, and prize fighting. That's why you can't argue with a gent who is walking'around in the present and living 40 years in the past when he maintains that John L. . Sullivan could have knocked out Joe Louis in one round or that Fielding Yost's point-a-minute Michigan, football team could have spotted any present-day eleven six touchdowns and beaten it 50 points. It's just like arguing how high John Tarleton Out Of Junior Tourney TYLER, March 3. (ff) — The Tyler college Apaches and Robert E. Lee of Goose Creek will open the play-off for the Texas junior college basketball championship ThursQay night. • The first game will be played at Goose Creek, the second here and a third, if necessary, will be at Huntsville March 13.. John Tarleton, West zone winner, withdrew from the nlav-off after holding out for at Waco. The PROOF of its ECONOMY Is Shown On Your Acre-Profit Sheet This pure 100% Bradford- Pennsylvania oil bids for your business on results alone. Put it to the test against your present tractor oil. 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' Getting, back to the performances during the week-end, when the athletes can break six records in three different sports it does seem that maybe there is a little undue worry over the'physical deterioration of our young men and women. Maybe the real worry should be O VGr US Ctvi cllICiv3 tracking minds. Get a line oft *n without ^ „; ,-,' PLENTY OF RICH 7/55TI YET MILD, MELLOW TASTE IS WHAT I GET IN <P ^ PRINCE ALBERT 'MAXIM'S' SMOKES. YES, SIR, THAT'S CHO/CE TOBACCO. AND YOU CAN'T •BEAT P.A, FOR ROLLING SPEED AND ECONOMY! GRAND IN PIPES,TOO! In recent laboratory "smoking bowl" tests. Prince Albert burned DEGREES COOLER the average of tfco 30 other of the laigest- selUngbrands tested... coolest of all! 70 tinerotl- your-own cigarettes in every htndy c*n of Prince Albert THE NATIONAL JOY SMOKE

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