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i . Thursday, March 5, 1942 Hi Lubbock Morning ~""""'~ -—•••• ' ' — •F / A C C U COrv1PL-ET€ Byron Nelson Shoots 68 To Take St. Petersburg Open Lead + + * * * - * * * * * * «. * «. * ., * „ «, „ ,. .3, ^ ^ , & *™S yycn^eaa Texas Tech Acceptslnvitation Tojtansas Gity Tournariient Red Raiders To ' Lubbocfc, Texos Seek NIAA Cage Title Next Week Texas Tech's Crimson cagers will participate in the National Intercollegiate Athletic association tournament at Kansas City starting next Monday at noon. Official acceptance of the surprise invitation to participate :« the colorful event was announced Wednesday afternoon after a called session'of the Texas Tech Athletic Council. The Red Raiders had received the NIAA invitation at midnight Tuesday. Other Texans Entered The bid was presented Coach Berl Huffman and his boys by Coach Al Baggett of the West Texas State Teachers college Buffaloes. Baggett is an official of the NIAA, which sponsors the ^/•»t 1 >-r> p VMA « *• Other Texas teams which were invited and have announced plans to play in the Kansas City event include the East Texas Teachers of Commerce and the Texas Wes- leyan quintet at Fort Worth, two of the best "minor" college ca"e aggregations in the nation Coach Berl Huffman of the Raiders said his loopers likely would leave Lubbock Saturday arriving in Kansas City sometime Sunday. Coach Huffman will take a squad of 10 players to the tournament but has not yet decided on the individuals to make the trip. Buffs Praise Techsans Tech closed its regularly scheduled season at Tech gym last Monday night when they lost a 50 to 39 thriller to the tall Teachers from Canyon. In extending Tech the invitation. Coach Baggett said that his Buff players had voted Texas Tech one of the best basketball teams they played this season. The Buffs passed up the Kansas City invitation to play in New York's Madison Square Garden. Won 15, Lost 10 "In winning 15 and losing 10 games during the regular schedule we enjoyed a very success- lui season," uoach Huffman said. Look at our record and you will see that we played some of the strongest teams in the nation, such as the WTSTC Buffs, Texas university, Rice institute, Texas A and M., and Baylor. Every boy on the team played his best, gave everything he had in every game and I am more than proud of . their record and mighty proud of the various team members." bers." Gilbreath Lea'ds Scorers Byron Gilbreath, senior center won high scoring honors for Texas Tech with 122 field goals and 50 free shots for 294 points. Elvis Erwm, forward,- won second place with 120 field goals and 46 free shots for 286 points. Perhaps the surprise of the Red Raiders season was the brilliance of Sophomore Garland Head who breezed through to win third place in scoring with 71 field goals and 11 free shots for 153 points. Other leading scorers were Norman Volz with 134, Captain Gabe Gilley with 117 and George Allen with 88 points. In Border conference competi- Former Red Sox Star Mans Ack-Ack Gun Ace Hurler Ready To Throw "Strikes" To Enemy Planes P.V /"*TJ & wr\T v-rs r\»f**v , ... BY CHANDLER DIEHL Associated Press Sports Writer BALBOA, Panama Canal Zone, March 4.—It's only the first week in March but Maurice (Mickey) Harris, young ace hurler of the Boston Red Sox, is in the pink of condition and ready to pitch the opener—not against !he Athletics — but against the Japs. For Mickey is in the Army now, assigned to one of the anti-aircraft jungle outposts guarding the vital Panama canal. While other members of the Red Sox mound corps are slowly and carefully unloosening muscles in the resort atmosphere of Saratoga, Mickey and his new pals are working night and da v si <*ie ;r- altered gun position on a hog- backed Panama hill hopin» they get the first pitch at the first enemy plane that ven- tures this way. And these "junglp.-mudders" are really ready to pitch- ready to pitch lead skyward in a death-dealing way. Not only is Private M.- Harris bronzed and perfectly conditioned by the hard, outdoor life in the tropics but he's got his curves and fast ones in smooth working-order too from twice-a-week pitching in the fast canal zone baseball league. The 25-year-old hurler was drafted last fall just after completing his first full season with the Red Sox. Instead of a boost from his '41 salary of about $7,000 per annum, however, Mickey was cut to $21 a month along with other privates. He was inducted into Uncle Sam's new Army at Fort Bis, N. J., Oct. 14. Basic coast artillery (antiaircraft) training followed at Fort Eustis, Va., and then "anchors aweigh" for Panama. Williams, Yankees Holding Spotlight Ted May Enlist; Champs Are Forced To Cancel Game For Lack Of Key Players ton (By The Associated Press) 4 '- Ted Williams, who batted .406 for the Bos- Tech Trackmen To Seek Honors With Laredo and the Border Olympics their destination, Coach Walker Nichols' Texas Tech track and field men were to leave early today in quest of additional athletic honors for the Scarlet and Black. Marking the first time in several seasons that Texas Tech has put a "full" track and field team into a major meet, participation in the nation's first big spring show is in keeping with the col- iege s sports re-emphasization pro- definitely that he was in town and the Times saying Williams planned to enlist in the Navy. > Williams, previously classified l-A by his selective service board and apparently due to enter the Army, was reclassified last week by a presidential 'appeal board into a 3-A rating, giving him a go- ahead signal to continue playing baseball this summer. Then today friends in Minnesota 5U CTCT e=t°^ >•" «_ ; —1_ i. i_ ' , * *". _ *^_*^"- — -•-—• --*. gram. Team Is Impr«ssiva PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up to 50% on Unredeemed Diamonds, Watches, etc. Licensed and Bonded r. T T7T i )*»1 Ifrvf »• —. or co. tubboch. Texa» Coach Nichols, after watching his charges go through their final paces on the Tech field and track' expressed the opinion that thej would make a commendabl showing in the Laredo event which annually attracts some o the outstanding athletes of th Southwest. The big show is sched uled for Friday. Those expected to make th trip and the events they likelj will participate in include: Wei don Barton, Penrod Pearson and Emmitt Mikeska in the 440-yarc dash; John Campbell in the one miie run; Maxey McKnight and Billy McColloch in the high jump Walter Webster in the 100-yarc dash; J. R. Callahan in pole vault ing and discus throw. Bill Nivin also was scheduled to participati in the discus event with Me Knight down for appearances in the 100-yard dash and 120-yard high hurdles. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! tipn only, Byron Gilbreath paced the Rajders with 93 .field goals and 37 free shots for 223 points Elvis Erwm was second with 79 field goals and 27 free shots for 185 points. In their 25 games the Texas Tech hoopsters scored 482 fiel- goals and I!M free shots for a grand total of 1,158 points. Texas Techs opponents looped the net S r i V i e l- goals and 195 free shots for 1,0 tt points. Those who K rC i P. la £ ng their !as - varsity basketoall for Texas Tech include CaPtam Gabe Gilley, Norman Volz, Byron Gilbreath, Erwin Irons and Glenn Lowe. Bring Your Tire Purchase Certificates lo STAE TIRES Set Our Authorized Government Tir. Inspector! 6.00 x 16_i." --•-OJher Sizes Proportionally Lew. DRYER & LEE OIL CO. ISIh and Ave. J Lubbock, Texas Phon* <S15 might be going to visit "the Great Lakes naval training station north of Chicago. HEADACHE FOR YANKEES ~ STl PETERSBURG, Fla., March 4 IP)— With their opening exhibition game against the Cardinals only two davs away, the New York Yankees wet* forced to cancel a scheduled intra-squad contest today because of the continued holdout of six key players and the absence ,of a seventh. Tigers, Senators May Solve Holdout Worry LAKELAND, Fla., March 4 (JP) If Clark Griffith means business with his proposed swap of Emil (Dutch) Leonard for either Bobo Newsom or Rudy York, he will find the Detroit Tigers unusually receptive to trade offers. Griffith indicated his interest in such a deal from Washington's spring base at Orlando today almost simultaneously with the Detroit club's suggestion to its 10 holdouts, which include Newsom and York, that they attempt to make deals for themselves. Leonard is a Washington holdout. PHILS TO MEET GIANTS • MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 4 (/P)-_The Phils today scheduled an exhibition game with the New York Giants for March 11 after Larry Mac- Phai!, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, had cancelled Towering Buffs Hold Fancy Of Nation's Fans i By The Associated Pr«s i CANYON, March 4—The towering Buffaloes of West Texas State Teachers college, probably the most sought-after basketball team in the nation, will play in one post-season tournament, the Metropolitan Invitation at Madison Square Garden. Coach Al Baggett today announced acceptance of an invitation to return to New York where th,e "tallest team in the world" packed them in on an intersectional tour which sa,w them lose one of two games this season, this one to Long Island university by two points. Had Several Invitations e Buffs had bee" '••«"*»-» «play in the National "rntercone"'i- ate tournament at Kansas City, the AAU at Denver and the Mid- Western at Chicago in addition to an invite to meet Rice of the Southwest conference to determine this area's entry in the National Collegiate regional tournament at Kansas City. Baggett said he also understood nice had been invited to the Metropolitan tournament but Rice last night was designated by J W fh S£ ! f A 01 .,- 08 ? 13 *- Chairman of the NCAA district selection com- r' i '- « t0 -P£ y in the Nat i°nal Collegiate at Kansas City. Season's Record Impressive The WTSTC coach said he delayed his answer to St. Clair because he anticipated the New « °« e f- St. Clair chose Rice after West Texas State Teachers college failed to give its answer at a stipulated time. The New York tournament involving eight teams is scheduled March 17 to 19 and March 23 to 2o and the Buffaloes could have also played in the National Intercollegiate which is held March 13-14, but the athletic committee Jast night decided one tournament was all WTSTC should undertake! _Tne Buffaloes won the Border uiiierence championship with li straignt victories and took 23 ou of 30 games over' the full season route. 1 vrv/'i.c WANTS SHARE OF JAPS —Jack Van Bebber of Kellyville, Wheeler county, widely known wrestler of this area, said here Wednesday "I want to get my share of the Japs." He made the remark while here to take a physical examination as a drafted man in Uncle Sam's Army. Van Bebber defeated a Jap wrestler to wjn.the Olympics title in his division nearly a decade ago, one of his most prized ring accomplishments. Jack performed here as a professional tug .and groan artist when the" bone bending game was at its height in popularity. Schoolboys To Start Tourney (3y The Associated Press) AUSTIN, March bas . three spring games with - the Phils. Holdout Troubles For Giants Almost Solved MIAMI, Fla., March 4 {&) Holdout troubles . virtually disap peared for the New York Giants today when Manager Mel Ott announced that Sid Gordon had signed and that Bill Jurges was due to arrive here by plane tomorrow, morning. CUBANS BEST DODGERS HAVANA, March 4 (£>) — The Brooklyn Dodgers, who breezed through two exhibition games with the New York Giants las week, were defeated, 2 to I, todav by a Cuban All-Star team. GLADIOLA BULBS " Each Limii 25 lo Customer SOUTHERN AUTO STORES, Inc. lobbocfc. Lfltlefield, Brow onrnfle A GOOD BUY IS A DEFENSE BOND OR STAMP WE BUY & SELL GOOD USED CARS SEE J. D. McPHAUL or C. C. WORRELL LUBBOCK AUTO CO., LTD. "21 YEARS YOUR FORD DEALER' 3TH & TEXAS PHONE 552< I \ • ^ V\ Y-n; TRACTOR TIRE OWNERS ATTENTION We can vulcanize all size Irac- IOT tires and you don't have lo wait. Bring them in loday. SANDERS TIRECOT We Vulcanize All Size Tires WO DM 1315 AVE. H DIAL 630S , _ . ketball courts in the University of Texas' spacious Gregory gymnasium here_ in use today by relays of teams working out for the three-day State school boy championship-tourney starting tomorrow. Three divisions, Classes AA, A and B, will determine title-winners. Saturday night. Today's Schedule Listed With Class B tourney play starting Friday, tomorrow's initial round schedule was: 9 a. m., Class A, Van vs Gatesville. 10:15 a. m.,"CIass AA, Jeff Davis vs Waco. 11:30 a. m., Class A, Lakeview vs Elkhart. 2 p. m.. Class AA, Robstown vs Dallas Tech. 3:15 p. m., Class A; Nederland vs Crane. 4:30 p. m., Class AA. Lufkin vs Childress. 7:15 p. m., Class A, Aransas Pass vs Sidney Lanier of San Antonio. 8:30 p. m., Class AA, Denton vs Austin of El Paso. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY* Hogan, Thomson i • And Snead Are Near Leaders (By The Associated Press) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 4 —Byron Nelson of Toledo, Ohio, former National open and PGA champion, cruised around the Lakewood Country club course with a four-under-par 34-34—63 today to take the lead for the first 18 holes of the $5,000 St Petersburg open golf tourney. The big punch -in his sub-par round was an eagle 3 on the long 13th hole. Burke, Brosch- Second The veteran Billy Burke of Belleair, Fla., and young Al Brosch o£ Farmingdale, N.. Y., were a stroke behind. • Three others were groimp/l at 70 and another group7 including Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Jimmy Thomson," had 72's. Hogan missed a chance to land among the leaders by four-puttin« the fifth green. Others Crowd Bracket The top ranking amateur in the tourney, string bean Fred Haas ?u- N u W Orleans . also landed in this bracket along with pros' Ky Laffoon, Sam Byrd, Bob Shave Harry Adams, Ed Brook and Herman Keiser. Henry Picafd, Ra,]ph Guldahl and Harry Cooper'were well back with 74's. National Open Champion Craig Wood and former champion Gene Sarazen each treated himself to 76's while husky Lawson Little, another ex-champ r . a n a u 77 ' Baseb aH Player Roy CuHenb:ne of the St. Louis Browns Indians Miss Feller, But They're Potent Cleveland Expected To Scalp Opposition Instead Of New Boss; More 'Hustle' Seen shot an 83. Browns Get $375,000 For 1942 Campaign ST..LOUIS, March 4 <#}—By the simple expedient of issuing more stock, the impoverished St. Louis Browns were assured today of at least §37o,000 to free the club of all indebtedness and provide •working capital f or . the cominc season. That disposes of the American leagues most serious financial problem. The Browns' directors last night authorized increase in (he club's capitalization from 120,000 shares to 300,000 shares. Submission of the plan to stockholders at a special meeting May 11 will be just a formality. Of course, issuing stock is simple; selling it is the trick. But that already has been done. "Most ot the shares have been- taken by a small group of directors," said President Donald L Barnes, "and 51 per cent of the stock,-or a controlling interest, will be held by a few members of the board." By JUDSON BAILEY /-.T T-, „ T,, Associated Press Sports Writer CLEARWATER, Fla,, March 4 — The Cleveland Indians are certain to be a different ball club this year. In the first place they won't have ]3ob Feller and in the second place they may have some life. These two' conditions' are in no way related except that they are problems confronting 24-year-old Lou Boudreau as he embarks upon his career as a major league manager. Boudreau Is a black-haired, black-eyed youngster with a firm jaw and a lot of "savvy" and he has a good grasp on the situation confronting Cleveland. Main Thing Is Hustle "We haven't any pitchers who will take up the slack left by Feller," he explained today. "He was 20 games sure and 30 games maybe. We'll have to make up his loss in some other department; not in pitching. VThe main- thing we are going to do is hustle. "Hustle will make up for a lot of deficiencies in a lot of fields and everybne on this ball club knows it and knows what I want." . Then Boudreau made. an indirect reference to the troubles that beset the Indians in the last two years under the managership of Oscar Vitt and Roger Peckinpaugh, who is now the executive vice president. "You can't play good ball for one week and then loaf for two! All of us have seen what happened from that. "I didn't make any shakeup this winter because I wanted to see what some-of these fellows would do playing for me." This is where the greatest strength of the Indians lies. In his two and a half years as a regular shortstop for the Tribe, the former University of Illinois baseball and basketball star earned not only the friendship but the respect of his fellow players and there is no doubt that they will do more for him than they have for his immediate predecessors. Boudreau has decided to shift hard-hitting Jeff Heath from nghtfield to left because of his weak throwing and uncertain judgment of balls bounding off the nghtfield wails, in several American league parks. He is having his pitchers practice bunting by the hour against a mechanical hurleiy he is having Second Baseman Ray Mack practice free swinging" out in the !°ft field corner in the hopes of correcting the hitch that cut Mack's batting average to .228 last year. He has other ideas. Boudreau has a two-year contract His goal for the first season is the first division. Without Feller this is no snap, but he may make it. __ Rundown Sextet In State Meet • . / (By The Associated Preii) HILLSBORO, March 4.-^£ new champion will be crowned Saturday night in the Texas High school girls basketball tournament scheduled at Doughty Hall here. Ennis, the 1941 'winner, is not back to defend its title. , Teams entered are: Upper bracket—Quail, Tenaha, Silsbee, M e s q u i t e, Sundown. Brock, Blanco and Emory; lower brocket — Aquilla, Maysfield, Gatesville, Avinger, Lingleville, La Poynor, Pyron and Border. Schedule Is.Given The tournament opens tomorrow with this schedule: 1 p. m., Blanco vs. Emory; 2 p. m., Brock vs. Sundown; 3 p. m , La Poyner vs. Lingleville; 4 p. m., Gatesville vs. Avinger; 6 p. m Silsbee vs. Mesquite; 7 p. m.'' Tenaha vs. Quail; 8 p. m., Aquilla vs. Maysfield; 9 p. m ., Pyron vs. Borger. Consolation" games will be played Friday afternoon, championship bracket games Friday night, semi-finals of both' consolation and championship brackets Saturday morning and finals Saturday night. CHISOX, TIGERS TALK TRADE PASADENA, Calif., March 4 (ffj Trade rumors spread in the Chicago White Sox camp todav with the arrival of Wish Egan, Dptroit scout. Manager Jimmie Dykes commented that Egan could "take his pick, give me Rog Cramer." Egan had no comment, but Cramer, a veteran outfielder and- currently one of Detroit's 10 holdouts would fit in .Dykes' plans for strengthening his outfield HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL BROADCAST 3 Championship Games Direct from Gr SAT. MARCH 7th 7 until U p. m. ifen over one of Amorillo Auilin B«a«mca( Corpus Chrittl Dcllci £1 Fata Ft. V/orlh-Dolloi Hautlon longview- Saii Antonl* Weilaco ' WkMla Fair» KGK'C KNOW KFDM KRIS KRID KROD KGKO KXY2 KfXO. KTSA KllGV KWFT 1-UO lie. U90 kt. .560 kc. 1340 kc. 1080 kc. £00 Ice. 570 Ic. 1470 kc. 1370 kc. 1290 Ice. 420 ke. 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