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Poge 4 Saturday, March 7, 1942 ^^^• I I •" •-•—l-l • — Pi Lubbock Morning Avalanche •SffEii-iJ* *•—' l £^'ff^Y^ f ^V^^"^^fV^^ f ^' f '_^" f ^y^f^9ll^^^*" "^"TTffBpn^^' 1 •' ''i^'P^^ ia^BH>xr T ^^ •" -''-'?" ^ L ~i-V'tK'iiTiitr-jTrr^T^^^- FT FkT" T I—| ACC UPDATE l—fCOMPL-ETE o Lubbock, Texas •Rct*%le-Da?:*:ie Lufkin Tangles With Jeff Davis For Class AA Basketball Crown , __•_ _ * Sam Snead Takes St. Pete Crown Nelson, Harbert And Byrd Take Second; Brosch Next In St. Petersburg Open (By Tiie Associated Press) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March &—Sammy Snead of Hot Springs, Va., captured the 72-hole St. Petersburg open crown today for the third time in four years by shooting two rounds of 75 and 70 for a total of 286, two under par, for the 72-hole distance. Chick Harbert of Battle Creek, Mich, shot a record breaking 66 in the final round to go into a three-way tie for second place at 289 with Byron Nelson of Tole- l~ do, and Sammy Byrd of Ardmore, Pa. Al Brosch of Farmingdale, N. Y., who had been tied with Snead at the end of the morning round SAM SNEAD with 216 for 54 holes, skidded to a 74 during the aiietTiuun and had a total of 290. Snead's share Oh! Mr. Landis! They Actually Wager Money On Baseball V State Schoolboy hamps To Be Named Tonight (By The AisociHed Press) AUSTIN, March 6 — A razzle- dazzle Lufkin aggregation tonight slashed its way into the Class AA championship contest against Jeff Davis o£ Houston by smashing Denton 54-19 in the State Schoolboy basketball tournament. Leading 25-11 at the half. the of the $5,000 prize was $1,000. The 66 of Harbert was the first ever shot on the" Lakewood Country club course since its par has been raised to 72. -He had seven birdies. . Brosch Takes Fifth Money Brosch's 74 took fifth money of $375. Scores up to 300 finished in the money, due partly, perhaps to the disqualification of Ben Hogan and Harry Picard yesterday. Paul Runyan was just out with 301 and National open champion Craig Wood and former champ Lawson Little blew to 306 and 305, respectively. Tt« lo^r *corer* and their prizes: Sam Snead, Hot Springi, V»., 1*1-75-10 —236 1*1.000). Sain Byrd, Ardmore, Pa., 143-16-70 — 3SS. (JEB5.33). Byron Nelson, Toledo, O, IH-'S-lft — I8B. (1585.33). Chick Harbert. Battlt Creek. Mich., 149- Tt-66— i89. (5585.33). Al Brosch, Farminzdile. N. Y.. 142-7474—280. ($315). Chmdler Harper, Portsmouth, Va.. 143. Ralph Guldahl. Chlcsjo. 149-53-7* — 383- (S275). Herman Barion. Whits Plitru. N. Y.. 148-74-70— 293. (J200). Jim Ferrier, Chicago, 1*8-74-72—294. (J1B2.50). Jack Grout, West Plttston, Pa., 143-1873—391. ($162.501, $50,000 Widener To Be Reeled Off Today MIAMI, Fla., March 6. (<P> — A whopping field, of 22 thoroughbreds, including the little "wonder colt" of last year, Alsab, has been nominated to battle it out over the mile and a quarter HJaleah park course tomorrow in the §50,000 added Widener handicap, richest hor.se race of the winter season. The number of owners who planked down their final $500 entrance fee stunned the track stewards and created an urgent housing problem. The one thing that appeared certain was that the race would not be run in two sections, no matter if they were forced to rip put a section of fence at the starting point. Such a procedure would force the track to put up two $50,000 prizes. The most popular guess, as a matter of fact, was that about 16 or 17 horses would answer the bugle at 3:30 (CWT) tomorrow, a number that can be handled without too much difficulty. Prospects were that the biggest crowd in modern Hialeah history,probably over 30,000, would jam the plant to watch Market Wise try to take another fall out of the finest bunch of stake horses ever seen in the south — Mioland, Challedon, Porter's Cap, Attention, Our Boots, Alsab and the others. Owner Lou Tufano's big bay Market Wise, still was 5 firm 2-1 • favorite. Best grade baseball shoe has skyrocketed to $13.50 a pair. Some players use as many as five pair a season. By WHITNEY MABTIN Wide World Sports Writer NEW YORK, March 6 — Hey, there, Mr. K. Mountain Landis, do you see what's go- liljj UIl uieVe uG~\VTi in nSVSTiS. They are betting on baseball games. Yes sir. every time our Brooklyn. Dodgers play in that vast Cuban sunken garden it looks like a busy day at Belmont park, before they put in the mutuels. There are more bookies galloping around through the stands than there are ants in you-know-where, and they'll bet you on anything from what the next pitch will be to what Joe Medwick had for breakfast. Bookies Keep Busy The Dodgers played the Cuban All-Stars the other day, and lost. Do you think we snould investigate that? Just before post time the Dodgers were 1-2 favorites, but after the All-Stars had taken a two-run lead at the quarter pole the prices shifted to 3-5, with the Cubans the choice. We've watched those book' Jes work down there, and they get more exercise during an afternoon than the ball players. They are skinny little guys, rushing about pell-mell with pencil and pad in hand ?-nd babbling quotations while they keep feverish eyes peeled for prospective suck-er—cus- tomers. It's All In Fun It's all in fun, of course, and we don't imagine the money changing hands during the day would be enough to buy a retread job, as most of the amiable natives we saw didn't seem to have enough coins to make a jingle in one pocket, let alone autographed money. But think of the temptation that confronts our Dodgers, K. M. just imagine if, with Leo Durocher at the plate, he heard a bookie shouting the Spanish equivalent of "two bucks he strikes out." Leo would have to exercise more restraint than we ever saw him exercise to keep from yelling back: "I'll take a little of that." • Fortunately our Dodgers are practically immune to Span-, ish, so they don't know what it is all about until it is too late to do anything about it. Knows Landis' Stand We know how much you detest g —g, K. M., and that you have signs put up in all the major league parks reading: "No g g allowed," and we all admire your stand, as the least hole in the the dyke is liable to let loose the flood and we don't want any more ballplayers kept awake all night by a hard lump under the pillow which turns out to be a \vad of folding money, much to their indignation. We know that you have shaken those bushy eyebrows at Rogers Hornsby because of his habit of buying hay for the horses, and there are reports that some deals for the purchase of clubs have been thumbed down because prospective purchasers were interested in a race track or were caught in line at the $2 straight window or some such reason. So we just wondered if you had heard about the terrible Longhorns Win Border Olympics; Tech Men Place High-Scoring "Veterans" Are Ready— Coach Huffman Selects Tech Cagers Who Will Seek Title In Kansas City Tournament quint from the piney woods turned loose an unrelenting attack that combined long passes, trick dribbles and fancy floor work to completely baffle the Denton Broncos who last night upse mighty Austin of El Paso. Class A Also Spotlighted In the Interscholastic leagui tournament's night card curtain raiser, Nederland, from down in the southeast tip of Texas, forced it-5 way into the finals of the Clas A division. The Nederland quint, upsettini favored Sidney Lanier of San An tonio 31-28 in the semi-finals, wil tangle with Van r s Vandais, crac; Van Zandt county aggregation, ir the Class A title clash starting a 7:05 o'clock tomorrow night. Jeff Davis Bests Tech By defeating Dallas Tech 45-31, Jefferson Davis of Houston, Class AA favorite, became the first team to enter a state title-determining match. Finals games in Class AA for large schools, Class A for intermediate-sized schools and Class B for small schools, will conclude the three-day tourney. In winning the coveted Class AA finals spot, Jeff Davis behind 1520 at 'the haif, came back strong in the third period and forged ahead, 23-22; Successive goals by Guard Slater Martin and Forward Owens rsjsed the margin to 27-22 before Tech clicked again. Van, top-notch Class A contender, was the second quint to win a finals spot, swaming Elkhart 5016 in the first semi-final clash in that division. In the first round Van had overwhelmed Gatesville 56-30. Stratford Defeated Earlier, initial-round victories gave Ingleside,- Fayetteville, Slidell and Boles Home of Quinlan places in the semi-finals of Class B play with Ingleside slated to play Fayetteviile at 9 a. m. iomor- The 10 players who scored 1,132 of Texas Tech's 1,158 basketball points this season'will invade Kansas City and participate in the National Intercollegiate basketball championship there March 9 to 14. Under the guidance of Coach Berl Huffman these 10 Red Raiders will leave here at 6 o'clock Sunday morning and hope to arrive in Kansas City at noon Monday. After carefully Callahan Takes Discus' Three Records Fall going over his Angott Wins Decision Over Bob Montgomery NEW YORK, March 6. W)— Fighting probably the greatest bout of his sevenryear career. Lightweight Champion Sammy Angolt pounded out a 12- round victory tonight over his No. 1 challenger. Bob Montgomery in a bruising brawl in Madison Square Garden. Angott weighed 139; Montgomery 135!/4. DiMaggio Turns Down Yanks' $40,000 Offer ST PETERSBURG, Fla., March 6. WPj—Joe DiMaggio, slugging outfielder of the New York Yankees, today rejected the club's latest offer—a one-year contract with a salary of $40,000. This is a $2,500 increase over what he received last season. Announcement of DiMaggio's refusal was made by Ed Barrow, club president who called newspapermen with the club here from his New York office. "DiMaggio just telephoned and turned down our offer of $40,000," playing roster yesterday, Huffman selected the following players for the National championship event: Elvis Erwin, junior forward; Garland Head, sophomore forward; George Allen, junior forward; Byron Gilbreath, senior center; Edwin Irons, senior center; Roy Williams, junior forward; Norman Cox, junior center; Norman Volz, senior guard; Captain Gabe Gilley, .senior guard and Glenn Lowe, senior guard. These are the ^harp-shooters who made all but 26 of Texas Tech's points in the 1941-42 sched- 25 games. Huffman Optimistic Quizzed on his chances to win the National Intercollegiate championship, coach'Huffman said: "Well, .you know we are the guys who had to play the nationally famous West Texas State Teachers college Buffs "all" season. After you have played those Buffaloes two or three .times you're not afraid of Old Man Satan himself. Therefore, we'll go into the National Intercollegiate smooth and cool and there is just a chance that the Red Raiders will do some good." • • Team Bearing Down The Techsans are proud of the fact that the individual players of the West Texas State Teachers college squad voted them the best all-around and hardest hustling team they played in all their 29 games. Naturally, the Red Raiders are going to go all out in order to make- a real showing in the National tournament. Captain Gabe Gilley looks at it this way: "We have got to make a real showing. We've got to finish high so the Buffaloes recommendation of us will not look bad." Coach Huffman sent his loopers through a hard passing and shoot- St. Louis Boss Holding Joker Again— Southworth Shuffling Cards Now But He Has Aces Handy iSy The Associated Pressi LAREDO, March 6.—The University of Texas came from behind to beat off a determined bid by the Texas Aggies and capture the 10th annual Border Olympics here tonight. A crowd of 3,000 watched the Longhorns repeat their 1941 triumph but for a while it looked like the Aggies would stage an upset. Wind Is Handicap Thomas Jefferson of San Antonio won the high school division and East Texas State through with man crown. Despite a the college came fresh- terrific south wind By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 6.—Billy Southworth is a fellow who likes to give his cards a good shuffle before starting to deal, but when the National league raffle begins next month he'll have his aces on top. The mighty mite who runs the St. Louis Redbirds said as much today on the occasion of . his first exhibition game with the New York Yankees. Recalling that everyone became royally confused last spring when he pulled all sorts of infield combinations out of • a hat lor the grapefruit games, Southworth suggested that no one should take his shuffling too seriously this year. "I knew all along what my infield was going .to be last year and except lor first base I know about what it will be this season. But I'm going to give every boy a chance and I want to get as much of a look at these youngsters as. possible. "As a result you may see me doing some strange things In our exhibition games. "For instance, I want to give "this boy, Bob Blattner, as much work as I can even though I am figuring on Frank Crespi for my regular second baseman and Marty Marion for short. So I may play Blattner half a game at second and half -a game at short: He'll get nine innings of work, I'll get to watch him at two positions, and both Crespi and Marion will get in half a game at their own positions." row and Slidell facing Boles Home at 10:15 a., m. Long-passing Boles Home smothered Burkett 43-29. Towering Slidell of Wise county eliminated Stratford from up in the Panhandle country in a slow game which wound up 30-19. In eliminating Alpine 42-29, Fayetteville used a man-to-man defense which overtook the West Texans' individualistic type of play in the second half. Ingleside's Charles Hahn took command of the scoring in an overtime period and added the margin needed .to whip Addicks 38-33. Barrow said. "We made this offer to him last Wednesday and this is the club's final offer." Barrow added that he would arrive at the training camp of the World's Champion's next Thursday and that if DiMaggio and the other holdouts had not signed by | .hat time he would announced exactly what salaries were offered and what the players were asking. In addition to DiMaggio, are Third Baseman Red Rolfe, Second Baseman Jo£ Gordon. Catcher Bill Dickey, Outfielder Charley Keller and Pitcher Red Ruffing. ing drill last night and has another stiff workout slated for tonight. n that worked against time and distance, three new meet records were hung up and two others tie'd. Slender Mac Umstattd, great middle distance runner, paced the Longhorns in their 2 1/3 point victory. J. R. Callahan, star Texas Tech athlete, captured the discus evenl wiih-a throw of 120 feet 6 inches. Another Red Raider placing in the stiff competition was Bill M«Colloch, who plac. 1 fourth in the high jump with a 6 foot 4 inch leap behind a threesome which went one inch higher to tie for first place honors in the event. Also 1 sharing honors at the meet was Max Minor, former Tahoka star now at Texas, winning second in the 100-yard dash. Unirersiiy College Division Discus throw: Won by Callahan, Texas Tech, 120 feet. 6 Inches: second, Rlnj, Texas, 118 feet, 11 Inches: third. Bucek, Texas A. and M.. 118 feet. 3 Inches; fourth. Henry, Texas A. and M., 116 feet. 3 inches. High Jump: Tied for first place. Boydstown, Oklahoma A. and M.. Watkins. Texas A. and M.; Ricks. Texas A. and M.. 6 feet 5 Inches: fourth. McColloch, Texas Tech. 6 feet. 4 Inches. 100-yard dash: Won by Metcalf, Oklahoma A. and M.: second. Minor, Texas; third, Owrcns, Howard Payne; fourth. St?ll- ings. Texas A. and M. Time: 9.7 (Owens tied meet record of 0.5. set by Bert Carr of Schreiner in 1933. In preliminaries). GLADIOLA BULBS SOUTHERN AUTO STORES, Inc. Lubbock Entries Win In Level land Tourney LEVELLAND, March 6. (Special)—Two Lubbock entries turnec in impressive victories in opening •round contests of the AH West Texas Independent basketball tournament here tonight. The Lubbock Army Flying school representative, the 83rd Air Base Hurricanes, came through with a close triumph over the Sundown entry wtiile the Lubbock Independents defeated Smyer in a one-sided affair. Other tussles found Brownfield's Independents defeating Morton CCC; Levelland's Independents stopping the Banner Creamery entry from Brownfield, and Anton's Independents stopping Levelland Faculty. Play will be resumed at Z o'clock Saturday afternoon, finals in championship and consolations scheduled to get under way at 8:30 o'clock that night. Two More Rookies In Lubbock Hubber Fold Two more' Lubbock Hubber rookies have been signed to 1942 contracts, Sam Rosenthal, president of the Lubbock Baseball club, announced Friday night. They are Louis and Franklin McBride, brothers of Wichita Falls. Louis is a stalward 6 foot 190-pound, 21-year-old outfielc prospect. Franklin, 20-year-old 5 foot 11 inches and weighmj 180 pounds, also has been sigriec for an outfield tryout. Both, however, are reported to be quite versatile and may be tried at other positions. Their previous experi ence includes semi - pro plaj around Wichita Falls and at An ton. Bosenthal reported that an in quiry from one Michael Kapsi o Brooklyn seeking position of ba boy to the Hubbers "because h had heard that Monty Stratton was to be manager" had been re ceived but turned down in favo of a local lad. temptations our Dodgers face down at Havana. The first thing we know they will be playing penny-ante or saying: "I'll bet I hit the next pitch.-" Maybe we shouldn't worry too much about it, as we all know that when the season starts all bets are off and the clubs that win will win the hard way. Say, what do you think of those odds on thS Yankees, anyway, K. M.? National League scoring recon of 900 goals for 168-game schedul will be eclipsed this season if hock ey players continue their presen clip. uc:>i i iciu ici (ansas City Event KANSAS CITY, March 6. he National Intercollegiate bas- etball committee burned the mid- ight oil tonight, pairing 32 teams or the start of the week-long ournament Monday — but the ommittee men were elated, for his year's field was considered he best in the event's history. Adding fuel to their joy was the voird that San Diego State would 3e back to defend its championship. With 30 starters straining at .he leash, the committee has only to select two schools from a dozen additional applications. Included in the latest registrations certified today were Bemidji Teachers of Bemidji, Minn.; Stout Institute, Menominie, Wis.; East Washington State, Cheney, Wash.; Stevens Point, Wis., college, and Morehead, Ky., State. Nineteen states are represented among the 30 certified schools. Texas with Texas Wesleyan of Fort Worth, East Texas State ,of Commerce and Texas Tech of Lubbock, has the most entries. Texas Boxers Capture Two National Titles CHICAGO, March 6. (if)— The boys from Texr.s took team honors tonight in the 15th annual Chicago Golden Gloves tournament of champions as scrappers from the Fort Worth team won the 135- pound and light-heavyweight titles before a crowd of 19,550 in the Chicago stadium. , Morris Corona, powerful-swinging lightweight from Port Arthur slugged his way to a three-round victory over Julius Menendez of the St. Louis team and Tom Attra of Austin took the verdict in his 175-pound bout with Leroy Jeffries of Kansas City, Mo. BOXER DEATH.VICTIM CHICAGO, March 6. (IP)— Milt Aron lost a game five months bout against illness last night The 24 year old welterweight boxer died of a blood infection which had froced him into a hospital shortly after his five round knockout by Fritzie Zivic in Pittsburgh last September. A professional fighter since 1936, Aron came up from Dubuque, la., through the Golden Gloves ranks. TRACTOR TIRE OWNERS ATTENTION SANDERS TIRE CO. We Vulcanize AH SEze Tires We can vulcanize all size tra :• ior tires and you don't have lo -wail. Bring them in today. Bring Your Tire Purchase Certificates io U* for' STAR TIRES oee Our Authorized Government Tir« Inspector! y_ $ Other Sizes Proportionally Low. DRYER 8 LEE OIL CO. 13th and Ave. J Lubbock, Texai Phone 4615 HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL BROADCAST 3 Championship Games Dir»cf from Gregory Gym, Auitin SAT. MARCH 7th . 7 untii'll p. m, Listen ovir one of ih<>« station! Amorlllo Auilin Btcurcont Cerpvt Chriill Dollci El roio ft. 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