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Page 1.0 Friday, March 6, 1942 Lubbock Morning Avalanche •F I C C U K.AT -E G'OMPL-ET-E tubbock, Texas Snead Storms Into St* Petersburg Tourney Lead :-^' ******* ***** ************ Semi-Finalists Named In Glass A A Cage Tourney Schoolboys Vie For Honors In i State Tussles (By The Associated Press! AUSTIN, March 5. — Denton, Lufkin, Dallas Tech and Jeff Davis ol Houston High school teams smashed their way into the ,semi-finals of Class AA State • championship Interscholstic lea-i gue basketball tournament play \ 'today. • The Denton quint's 40-36 upset :victory over heavily-fpvored Aus- •tion of El Paso concluded first Iround competition in Classes AA tand A for large and intermediate^sized schools, each division startling eight regional title-holders in :the three-day battle for state Jaurels. i ! Class B Tilts Set 1 |. Tomorrow's program calls for 1 i.the initial round in Class B tilts— lAddicks vs. Ingleside. Alpine vs. '• Fayetteville, Slidell vs. Stratford •and Burkett vs. Boles Home of (Quinlan—and semi-finals match- ling Jeff Davis against Dallas Tech tand Lukin -with Danton in Class *AA. I Van will play Elkhart and •Nederland tackles Sidney Lanier * of San Antonio in Class A penul- Himate games. Championship and ^consolation games are booked iSaturday. * Paced by Joe Abbey, a basket- 'bagging phenomenon, Denton's ^Broncos scored the biggest upset rof the tournament's first round. *The surprising Broncs smothered 5the hard-fighting far West Texans iin attempted rallies during the ithird and final quarters. At one *time Denton led by 10 points. ~? Lufkin's tail East Texans, mak- Jing a free-scoring affair out of ^the third Class AA tilt in the v -three-day tournament, maintained *a steady, although sometimes "scanty, margin over Childress 'throughout a contest which ended Red Sox' Slugging Star Finally Makes Up His Mind— Ted Williams Decides To Play "One More Season" Then Enlist In Armed Services (By The Associated Prctsi MINNEAPOLIS, March 5.— Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox slugger, and American league batting champion, decided today to play one more season of baseball, and then enlist with Uncle Sam's forces in the war. After conferring by telephone with Red Sox officials at the team's spring training camp at Sarasota, Fla., Williams announced his decision, and prepared to leave for the south. His draft classification recently was changed from 1-A to 3-A. Colonel J. E. Nelson, Minnesota selective service director, said yesterday that Williams had sought deferment because of his dependent mother, and that he was reclassified last week by a presidential appeal • board which changed his rating to 3-A. Williams yesterday visited the Great Lakes, III., naval training station, "just to look around," he said. Returning here today, he telephoned Red Sox officials at Sarasota. Later, William ssaid: "While deferred from the draft in a 3-A classification, I made certain financial commitments. I must carry through with them. Therefore, despite a strong urge to enter the service now, I have de- - cided to play ball with the Red Sox this summer. That will enable me to fulfill by obligations to my family and make everything right all around." Later today Williams, having finally made up his mind, drove sixty miles to Princeton to bid farewell to his girl friend and his cronies at his winter home there. Williams then left Princeton, said Frank Gagen, hotel manager, with a parting: "good bye boy, I'm on my way to Florida." Tech To Face Strong Fives Hot Reid Seen At Kansas City 50-45 Late Rally Fails One Man's Opinion— Snead Lauded As Greatest •, Efforts of Frank Cunningham, ^Childress center who tallied 22 of ^his quint's points, caused Coach •Abe Martin ol Lufkin to rush In «his regulars with less than a ^minute to play to stave off a rally —i>v the* "KToct TeXEllS v Racking up 20 points with loop- j*ing underhand shooting and then ? directing a last-minute freeze that i (Continued On Page 12) ^Additional Hubbers, ISend in Contracts e, Additional Hubber contracts * continue to pour in. * Veterans of former campaigns ^dominated the latest list of Lub_shock players announced as signed *to '42 contracts by Sam Rosen- ';thal, president of the Lubbock £ Baseball club. E They include: Leonard Heinz, "pitcher with the Hubbers last year ^winning 10 and losing 12 with an * earned run average of 3.61; Steve *Vrablik, another hurler from last ^season's squad with a record of fclO won, 12 lost and an earned run ^average of 4.62; Vince Castino, ^regular catcher the majority of the S 194I campaign, and "Red" Hodges, ^signed up for the outfield, a Clov- gis plnyer in 1939 and with Merid- B ian in 1940. Hodges now lives in pFrost and became the father of a *rson February 19. £ Spring training for the Hub- gbers will get under way at the Klocal park the first week in April. j^Monty Stratton, new Lubbock ^'manager, former Chicago White aSox plajer and coach, is expected |to arrive in the city around the fmiddle of March, considerable mail ^already pouring in here for him fcfrom various prospects and others ^seeking autographs. g- Rosenthal announced that plans •were progressing very satisfac- £torily as tune for the first Lub- sbock spring training session nearr (By The Associated Press) KANSAS CITY, March 5—Bas- ietball experts tonight were convinced that it would take a mighty good "foreign" team to keep the National Intercollegiate title from reverting to a Missouri Valley representative. ' San Diego Statejs victory last year broke the Valley domination for the first time. Warrensburg won the title in 1937 and 1938, Southwestern in 1939 and Tarkio in 1940. Several Strong Teams As the final field formed for the start of the tournament Monday, Warrensburg and Southwestern were entered with club which reputedly top their championship teams. The Californians from San Diego had given no indication they would defend their title,-and West Texas State Teachers college perennial favorites, has .passed the local tournament for the spor writer's annual tourney' in New York. In addition to Warrensburg and Southwestern the Valley contingent will be represented by Missouri valley, M. C. A. U. champions, Pittsburgh Teachers, Central conference title holders, and either Baker or Kansas Wesleyaa, co- leaders of the Kansas conference. The Maryville Teachers, a power in the M. I. A. A., has asked and may receive permission to participate. Texans In Spotlight Although any of these quintets are capable of going all the way, they face formidable opposition, particularly from a potent trio of Texas entries — Texas Wesleyan, Texas Tech and East Texas State Kentucky State, 1941 finalist, Indiana State, high point, Evans- vine and Delta State are other teams that will rank as favorites when final pairings are made. Emil Liston, director of the tournament, announced the late entry of two colleges which he described as "two of the country's best," but did not divulge their identity. Raiders Leave Sunday For Kansas City Play The Texas Tech basketeers officially entered the National Intercollegiate basketball tournament at Kansas City March 9 to 14 when they signed their entry blanks today and sent them to tournament officials at Kansas City. Coach Berl Huffman and his Red Raiders will leave here Sunday and are due to arrive in Kansas City al noon Monday. Texas Tech's tour- «CrowIey May Enlist, jLeave Fordham Post *•- NEW YORK, March 5. (IP) — £ James H. (Sleepy Jim) Crowley, ^member of Notre Dame's famous «ifootball four horsemen and for Jthe last nine years head coach at i^Fordham, has applied for enlist- fcment in naval aviation and if ac- «cepted will leave his coaching job Ijfor the duration. i, Crowley told the Associated *Press tonight he already has taken physical examination to be- a physical instructor in the aviation's "toughening up" rprocess. nament game will be on Tuesday according to advice from E. S. Liston an official of the tournament The Red Raiders returned to practice 3?st night and will work daily until they reach Kansas City It will be the first time that a Texas Tech basketball team has participated in the National Intercollegiate tournament. Huffman has not determined the players he will take to Kansas City. He is allowed 10 players and it is sure that he will take Captain Gabc Gilley, Norman Volz, Elvis Erwin Byron Gilbroath, Garland Head, George Allen, Edwin Irons, Glenn Lowe and two others to yet be named. Kansas City newspapers swamp- I ed the Texas Tech athletic publicity office today with request for data and stories on the Red Raiders who arc: the surprise entry of the tournament. The Raiders did not expect the bid and had already GI.ADIQLA BULBS Each Limit 25 to Customer SOUTHERN AUTO STORES, Inc. Broicnt!etd By WHITNEY MARTIN Wide World Sport Writer NEW YORK, March 5 — There must be something about the synthetic rustic atmosphere of the National Sportsmen's show that sends thoughts straying to babbling brooks, good old mountain music—and hillbillies. For the second straight year a golf pro hired to astonish the crowds with demonstrations of ability to shoot and talk a par game within an area of a few square' yards has gone overboard on Sam Snead, the lad whose handicap always seems to be eight. Runyan Held Limelight A year ago it was dapper little Paul Runyan who put the money-making hillbilly in a class by himself. This year it is Joe Kirkwood, and neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail, nor the fact that Snead has yet to win the National open can alter' the opinions. Kirkwood, explaining Snead's failure to win the open, admits the erratic Snead has one major fault. "He combines everything except one thing—disposition," Kirkwood explains. "If he had the concentration of Ben Hogan he would be unbeatable. I think he will overcome this weakness, and will be good for a long time. His game is sound all the way through." Nelson Hanked Next Kirkwood, who incidentally ranks Byron Nelson second to Snead in natural ability, explains a very puzzling fact regarding his own game. That is, his inability to rank as an" outstanding tournament performer despite the fact he can • make shots no other golfer would attempt. In his trick shot exhibition he can make a ball do everything but shinny up trees and hunt robin's eggs. It would be imagined that anyone with thai control of a ball would put it just where he wanted it in a tournament. "The trouble is," Kirkwood explains, "I have so many ways of playing a shot.I can't concentrate on any one in tournament play. The fellows who play orthodox golf and have a set way for playing each shot have the advantage. Have Used Trick Shots "I have used my trick shots in tournaments. I think one of my shots, when I hooked a ball around a tree at San Antonio, is the only one ever to have a monument erected in its memory. Playing with Bobby Jones once I landed in a bunker on the far side of a green in such a way that the only way I could recover without wasting a stroke was to play the ball backward over my head onto the green. I did it." Kirkwood has done right well financially through his knack of knocking golf balls off soap bubbles or making them go in 16 directions at once and other mystifying Playing Frosh r By ORLO ROBERTSON Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK,' March 5. — The move -to' permit freshmen to participate in varsity sports is rapidly spreading over the country with several major conferences due to settle the problem at spring meetings. Athletic officials pointed out today that the Lifting of the bars against first-year men is in line with ths stepped-up academic programs instigated by many of the nation's leading schools and also will go a long way toward filling the ranks of varsity players depleted by the war. Eastern Schools In Line Generally speaki n g, smaller schools were the first to approve the playing of freshmen on varsity teams but four members of the Ivy league—Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale and Princeton — rescinded their rules shortly after the United States entered the war. Since then they have been joined by another of the circuit's members, Cornell, and such ranking eastern university as Georgetown, Boston College Holy Cross, Brown, Rhode Island State, Wesleyan, and Carnegie Tech. The Western conference has the subject up' for discussion this week. The Pacific- coast conference will take action at its spring meeting in Portland, March 23, with the major independent west coast schools due to- adhere to whatever rule is passed by the circuit. The California College Athletic association, an organization of smaller schools, already has dropped the frpsh rule, while the Southern California conference will consider it shortly. Others May Follow Suit The Southern conference has twice voted down the matter but football Coach Carl Voyles of William and Mary said today he planned to ask permission to play freshman next fall against Dartmouth, Harvard, Navy and Oklahoma. The Southeastern conference has the matter on the agenda for its meeting this month. The SIAA with some 30 members, has dropped the rule. No major school in the Southwest or Rocky Mountain areas has dropped the freshman rule, although the Big Seven may consider it at its May meeting. Drake Abandons Rule Drake, a member of the Mis- siuri valley conference, plans to abandon the freshman rule next fall. - In the east, Dequesne has deferred action, Syracuse expects to decide wihin a few weeks but is expected to go a long with other schools. Pittsburgh officials sairl it would only drop the rule if it is done on a nationwide basis. West Virginia also is waiting on action Hogan, Picard Mehan Tossed Out Of Meet (By The Associated Press) ST. PETERSBURG,- Fla., March 5. — Samuel Jackson Snead, the grand slammer of golf, ignored the elements today to fire a three- under par 69 and take the lead at the halfway point in the 72-hole $5,000 St. Petersburg open, from which Ben Hogan and two others were disqualified at the height of a rainstorm. A hard rain enveloped the Lakewood Country club in the midst of the second 18-hole round and threw everybody into confusion except the long-driving star from Hot Springs, Va. . Snead's Putter "Hot" Somehow the rain lent magic to his putter and he put together six J^iT-f-lif^o fr*+* r*.n,n fff U.;^ f;~- __^ __.,.__ i3 _. «•»* u*v..j J.UJ.- v_ril\_ \jt. .11.10 i-HiCISl HJU11U2 of the winter arid he breezed home with a full-blooming smile to overtake Lord Byron Nelson anc others who had set the pace yes terday. The torrent of rain which fel shortly after noon .disrupted the whole tournament and causec many players who already high scores to withdraw. Hogan, twice winner of the Var don trophy and currently th leading money winner of golf,- wa New York To Open Exhibition Season Minus Key Stars "Unknowns" Dot Yankees' Lineup As Ace Performers Continue Holdout Campaign By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURGH, Fla., March 5 — The World Champion New York Yankees are slated to open their exhibition season tomorrow against the St. Louis Cardinals and any resemblance to the lineup that faced the Brooklyn Dodgers in the last World series is purely coincidental. Some of the mighty athletes who will be romping around in those familiar grey uniforms that have New York proudly lettered across the front will be fellows you iLj — gan, one of golfdom's greatest performers today, and Henry Picard, another leading links contender, were disqualified from competition in the St. Petersburg open 1 along with Tom Mehan of Bevely, Mass., for "unnecessary .delay." See story to left. playing with Henry Picard o Oklahoma City, former PG. champion, and Tom Mehan of Beverly, Miss., when the rain began and they msde the turn at the clubhouse and played the 10th hole. Then Hogan suggested that they return to the clubhouse and complain that the course was unplayable. Fred Corcoran, tournament manager for the Professional Golfers' association, inspected'sev- eral holes and found that other contestants were continuing play and instructed the trio to return. The threesome did set out again, but not until they had consumed some coffee and waited out part of the storm itself. Corcoran notified them they were disqualified for unnecessary delay. Are On Committee At the end of a dozen holes Hogan was one over par, which with his par 72 of yesterday, would have put him near the top for tomorrow's gruelling 32-hole final round. Both Hogan and Mehan, by coincidence, are members of the PGA tournament committee and in effect had to disqualify themselves, the first time any of the threesome ever had been ruled out of a tournament. , Snead started out in the high wind that preceded the rain and took bogies on .the 5th and 6th during the height of the storm and another on the tenth, but slammed right ahead for a 72-69—141. Nelson, who had blazed a 68 yesterday, was almost finished before the rain struck and had nothing to blame but himself for a 76 today, an a 144 total. Warning On Fishing Issued For Texans AUSTIN, March 5. (If}— It's a pretty good idea to forget about fishing for a couple of months, the state game department advises,. The reason: The season on bass and crappie is closed until May 1. By special laws some counties permit angling for catfish and gasper but the laws are numerous and varied. If in doubt about them consult your local game warden who would rather explain them to you than explain to a juflge it looks like you are guilty of violating a fish law. Laredo Host To Trackmen Today <By Tbe Associated Press) LAREDO, March 5.—The entry list had soared to 350 today as track and field stars from Texas and Oklahoma began rolling into Laredo for the tenth annual Border Olympics, the -nation's first major outdoor meet of the season. Thirteen colleges and universities and seventeen high schools will compete with at least two records, those for the high jump and 120-yard high hurdles, in danger. High Jump.- Hurdles Spotlighted Lanky Don Boydston of Oklahoma A. and M., \vho sov; imes has come close to a world's ecord in the high jump, led the attackers on this record, which tands at 6 feet 6 inches. The high hurdles mark of 14.3, established by flying Freddie Wolcott of Rice in 1939, is expected o tumble before the onslaught of Roy Bucek, Southwest conference :hampion from Texas A. and M.; Pete Owens, star from Howard sayne, and Ralph Tate of Okla- home A. and M. North Texas Seeks Trophy North Texas State aimed at capturing the Robert Lee Bobbitt rophy in the mile relay. The Eagles already hold two legs on he cup arid if they win it this time will obtain permanent pos- iession. Preliminaries in the meet open at 2 p. m. tomorrow with finals scheduled at 7:30. Brig. Gen. Harry Johnson of the 56th cavalry brigade stationed at Fort Mclntosh,' will deliver an address before the finals begin, after which Miss Sarita Ligade will be crowned queen of the Olympics. There will be three divisions this year, the university-college, the college freshman and the high school. TECH SEEKS HONORS Coach Walker Nichols' Texas Tech track and field team will be among the Southwest college squads seeking honors in the Border Olympics in Laredo today. Those who had been announced as making the trip and the events they would enter included: Weidon Barton, Penrod Pearson and by its next fall's football opponents. Columbia's, athletic heads said the Lions definitely would not use freshmen this spring and probably not this fall. BETTER (Continued on Page 12) BRING YOUR SHOES AND BOOTS TO- DEFENSE BOND OR STAMP WE BUY & SELL GOOD USED CARS SBBDIEE YEARS YOUR FORD DEALER never have heard of and who are' not even listed on the Yankees' training camp roster. Rosar Or Sears Catching Because six of his regular are holdouts, Manager Joe McCarthy hasn't yet been able to hold an intra-squad practice game and when the Yankees get down to business in their exhibition in- augralj where money actually is charged for the privilege of viewing the world champions, the New York lineup will be something like this: ' Catcher—Buddy Rosar, second string baskstop who played in 67 out of 156 games last year; or maybe it will be Ken Sears, the biggy son of Umpire Ziggy Sears and last year's star of the Newark Bears. Rizzuto In Fold First base — John Aloysius (Buddy) Hassett, part-time first baseman and outfielder for the Boston Braves last year. The 1941 regular, John Sturm, now is in the Army. Second base—Led Levy, a tremendous youngster, 6 feet 5 inches tall, a candidate for first base who played the initial sack both for Newark and Kansas City last year. Joe (Flash) Gordon, the great 'star, is a holdout. Shortstop—Phil .(Scooter) Rizzuto, a real regular. Holdouts At Key Positions Third base—Gerry Priddy, .who came to the club last year as a second baseman. Regular Third Baseman Red Rolfe is a holdout I and Fi-ank Crosetti hasn't reported. Left field—Mike Chartak. a Kansas City graduate who did not hit .300 and otherwise is considerably short of Charley (King Kong) Keller, a holdout. Centerfield—Tom Henrich. the regular right fielder, who v.'ill be subbing for Joe DiMaggio, one of the outstanding stars of the American league last season. Joe is at nearby Lido Beach waiting.for the club to offer him a raise. And Rookie Hurlers Rightfield — George (Twinkle- Selkirk, who came to the Lineup Changes For Tech Grid Squad Planned Yankees long ago to replace Babe is replacing Hen- Ruth and now rich. Pitchers—The kids from finishing school in Newark and Kansas City. Ticket taker—That proverbial person who wouldn't cheat an honest man—but couldn't find one. Buy A Defense Bond TODAYI changes in positions for the 1942 Texas Tech football players. Even though the Red Raiders have just concluded their first five days of spring practice, Coach pelicate" Del Morgan has decided to make several switches in positions. Smith To Fullback Slot One of the major moves is the switching of Roger Smith to the fullback slot. Smith has played left halfback the last two seasons. Morgan is after .more kicking, passing and running power in his backfield and by moving Smith to the fullback slot he can use such standouts as J. R. Callahan and Peter Blanda at left halfback. Smith played fullback during all his high school career at Rising Star and was glad of the switch. Webster Slated For End Post Morgan is going to give Walter Webster a chance to become a regular end. Bis Walter played fullback at Lubbock High school has played fullback and both halfbacks since enrolling at Texas Tech, but has never been able to become a regular in the Texas Tech backfield. . Due to Webster's height, speed ( and his fine tackling ability, Morgan believes Walter could be a superb end. Webster is a good pass catcher and unleai Iviorgan is wrong, Walter probably will be one of the regular ends next season. Tackle Problem Studied -Coach Morgan hasn't definitely made up his mind but he is seriously thinking about switching Harold Crossen and Vernon Ray to the tackle slots. Both are big, rangy boys with plenty of weight. There is no doubt but that the Red Raiders are a little weak at the tackles, but the switching of Crossen and Ray would remedy the situation. Both played the wings last season. The Techsans breezed through (Continued on Page 12) Emitt John ilikeska, Campbell, 440-yard dash; one-mile run: Maxey McKnight and Bill McColloch, high jump; J. R. 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