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Lubbock Morning Avalanche Page 6 Tuesday, March 10, V942 C C U COMPUETC Lubbock, Texas Raiders Open Tournament Campaign Two Favorites Lost In First Round Contests (Special To The Avalanche) KANSAS CITY, March 9. — Coach Berl Huffman and his Texas Tech Red Raiders, one- of the highly regarded teams in the National Intercollegiate Basketball tournament, arrived from Lubbock by automobiles early today and worked out at a downtown gymnasium tonight in preparation for their opening game Tuesday afternoon. Early in the afternoon of .the tournament's second day, Texas Tech meets Louisiana Tech, champion of the Southern Intercol legiate conference, in what pro mises to be one of the most in teresting of the first round games Louisiana Tech won 12 games anc lost six while copping its confer ence championship. i Coach Huffman said all his .^players were in excellent condi- ;_.tion, and that they whirled through "^spirited workout tonight. It is Texas Tech's first trip to the National tournament. Texas Wesleyan Is Defeated, 4.7-42 KANSAS CITY, March 9. (if)— Kentucky State college of Murray, last year's runner-up and this year's favorite, fell in a stunning upset in today's opening round of the National Intercollegiate basketball tournament. The quality of this year's field was demonstrated in the afternoon round when East Central State, Ada, Okla., and High Point, N. C., college, were forced into overtimes to win. ^ East Central disposed of Ken- "-tucky State 46-45, mostly through Harley Day's 14 points and finely geared teamwork. Bill Kenne, 6-foot, 8-inch redheaded center, herded High Point to -a 44-37 victory over Yankton, S. D., college. . Another favorite also bowed out. Texas Wesleyan of Fort Worth was smashed 47-42 by Stout institute of Menomiee, Wis. . The Stout Blue Devils trailed 13-17 at the half, but then .unleashed a flood of points within two minutes of the second hal they commanded a 27-20 lead. Tourney Scoring Record Simpson College of Indianola la., maintained the offensive pace which carried it to the Iowa conference title with a 55 point game average by crushing the University of Portland, Ore., 59-43. A great Indiana State Teachers college team of Terre Haute melted the hoops at a two points a minute clip, setting a tourney scoring record by blasting Stevens Point, Wis., Teachers 83-45. .The former mark was 77 by West Texas State Teachers last WESTERNERS DONATE TO RED CROSS — Foregoing their annual banquet, members of the Lubbock High school Westerner football squad voted to give the mdney ordinarily appropriated for the feed to the Red Cross and in the photo above you see the two captains presenting the check to Red Cross representatives. K. E. Anderson, left, acting field director of the Red Cross stationed at Lubbock Army Flying school and G. D. Montag, seated, Lubbock field representative, are shown accepting the check from Roland Nabors, left and Billy Wright. (Avalanche Staff Photo) 1 Blood Transfusion Saves The Rhymer For "The Widener" Four-Ball Favorites Upset Nelson, Picard eaten A! Miami lech Gridsters May Show "Body Contact" Today Coach John Odell Morgan last n/.ght made no efforts to spike a rumor that candidates for the 1942 Texas Tech football team, now engaged in spring training, would get down to the serious business of gridiron tactics this afternoon, the eighth day of rehearsals. So far, for seven days, practice sessions have been confined to calisthenics, signal, running, a bit of passing and kicking, some group work, blocking and tackling practice on the dummies, etc. "The boys are in pretty good shape," Morgan said after yesterday's spirited drill, "and seem to want a little action. They may get it. We'll probably do a little h e a d-bumping Tuesday afternoon." Interested In Sophomores Today's drill starts at 4 o'clock, although it'll probably be around 5 o'clock before- the "bodily contact" work begins. Morgan already has a pretty definite idea of how the/'teams" will line up for scrimmage duty, and he is as anxious as any of'the players for a little "rough work." "This is not going to be any picnic from here on out," Morgan cairj. "anrl ihe Hf'H-S fo !' * hp next Senators, Tigers jMilner To Help On Verge Of Trade Detroit Offers Newsom And York For Senators' Leonard And Jim Vernon (By The Associated Pressi ORLANDO, Fla.,'March 9. The biggest trade of the year was brewing today in the camp of the Washington Senators with the Detroit Tigers offering Buck Newsom and Rudy York for Emil (Dutch) Leonard and Jim Vernon. Yanks Sign Up Four Holdouts; Rolfe, DiMaggio Still Out ORLANDO, Fla., March 0. W}— The New York Yankees swept four of their holdouts into the fold today in' one big swoop, leaving Je DiMaggio an'd Red Rolfe still holding out till what may soon be the "bitter" end. Within a few minutes after the world champions arrived here today for an exhibition game with the Washington Senators, Manager Joe McCarthy emerged from a telephone conference with President Edward G. Barrow, who is in New York, and announced that Red Ruffing, Bill Dickey, Joe t.»rti"fif\ri anri f^nsU'lPV TtPHlPr sll riUfi i The deal was very warm for March, even in Florida, and seemed to be sir.imoring until the-arrival tonight of Leonard and the likelihood that the Tigers would bolster their bid with a third player. Jack Zc-ller, Detroit's general manager, was in conference was learned that Leonard is on his way to camp, even though he has not yet signed a contract. Both York and Newsom holdouts. are TROPICAL PARK, Fla., March? ). UJ.PJ—Horsedom's hall of fame las been graced by many a surprising colt in the long history o£ [he turf but few ever brought such a story of fiction-like success to his particular niche than Mrs. Payne Whitney's The Rhymer. Few stableboys had ever heard of The Rhymer before Saturday—. .„,.„„„.„ , „ , „, closing date of the racing season 1 AUSTIN, March 9. If) — The Transport Problem Cutting Sharply In Schoolboy Athletics Tyler, Goose Creek In JC Cage Playoff TYLER, March 9. W>—• Tyler Junior college and Robert E. Lee of Goose Creek will meet here tomorrow night in the second game of the playoff for the Texas Junior college basketball championship. Tyler took the opening game of the series last week at Goose Creek. Jack Curtice At Texas Mines (By The Associated PresaJ EL PASO, March 9. —W. J. (Chule) Milner, Austin (El Paso) High school football coach, today was named assistant coach of Texas College of Mines. Milner, former Mines stsr athlete, replaces Harry Phillips, who resigned it the end of the 1941 season. Jack Curtice, former West Texas State Teachers coach, is head coach, replacing Mack Saxon. Dempsey Encourages "Rasslers" Tactics PHILADELPHIA, March 9. (#>) —Jack Dempsey says America's fighting men ought to be trained to "kick, gouge and knee" their Axis enemies. "There are no rules in this war," said the former heavyweight champion, here to referee a wrest-. ling match, "and there'll be plenty of hand-to-hand fighting before He recommended boxing, wrestling and fencing "as conditioners." at Hialeah park. He was just a field horse entered by the Greentree stables in the $50,000-added Widener Cup classic, richest of the winter stake races. He was accorded even less dis- I n , U plan " transportation problem is making deep inroads on Texas Interscholastic league activities but Director Roy Bedichek hopes to meet the situation by abolishing the county tinction by the fans who rated ldea ls to carry on com- year. Southwestern college of Winfield, Kas., 1939 national champion, scissored a closing rally by East Texas State Teachers of Commerce to win, 47-43. RICE BREAKS RECORD WASHINGTON. March 9 (.<P>— Gregory Rice, former Notre Dame distance track flyer, clipped more than seven seconds off the world record for the two and one-half mile run in the Catholic university games tonight. Rice, hitting the tape like a whirlwind, finished in 11 minutes 32.6 seconds for the 30-lap grind. Taisto Maki, Finnish star, set the old mark of 11 minutes 40 seconds in 1940. him just another "horse to clutter > Petition among clusters of schools up the track" but The Rhymer 1 where there is little traveling to buried their disdain in the dust b ^ done and the rubber shortage of a sensational victory over a win not be a handicap," Bedichek bulky Widener field of 17 and re- I sald today in commenting on the turned $53,950 to the Greentree ! fact that already 60 county meets stables. j ha d been wholly or partially can- The Rhymer's story begins two ' celle d. years ago at Belmont Park when i This means only about 140 coun- he was near death from pneu- i ties will stage meets this spring monia. Stable attendants gave up and send representatives to the hope for the two-year-old and it district meets, was only in desperation that the j State M young son of St. .Germans and; However, Bedichek sees no cut- Rythmic was given a" blood trans- ' down in the number of boys and fusion. Even the veterinarian predicted that the colt had but an hour to live when the operation began but the transfusion did the trick and put The Rhymer on the comeback trail. State Meet Not Hurt ZIVIC IS WINNER PITTSBURGH, March 9. Fritzie Zivic, Pittsburgh's welterweight champion, gave Izzy ex, Jannazzo of New York bad , beating tonight and was awarded a technical knockout when Jannazzo was unable to answer the bell for the fifth round of a 10- round fight. Zivic weighed 151- Jannazzo, 143. Buy A DefcnsB Bond TODAY! GLAD10LA BULBS SOUTHERN AUTO STORES, Inc. Littlefield Invites Track Teams Friday LITTLEFIELD, March 9 (Special)—Principal Elmer J. Moore of Littlefield High school has mailed invitations to nearly all high school track coaches of the South Plains regarding a "warm- up" meet planned here next Friday afternoon. "In order to have a better, well- rounded physical education program," wrote Moore, we are trying to revive track and field in thii; section. We will be very glad to have all track and field squads of the South Plains join us here at 2:30 o'clock March 13. Teams are requested to bring their own weights, vaulting poles, tapes and stop watches." Moore said that the following teams had indicated they would compete: Amherst, Anton, Levelland, Olton, Spade, Spring Lake, Sudan, '\Vhilharral and, of course, Littlefield. The meet is to all high school teams. | girls competing for state championships. He points out that each district sends only a certain quota for each event anyway and that while the field in the district meets may be smaller, the representation will be just as large at the state contests. Next, year is another matter. Certain classes and certain contests likely will have to be cut out. The tire shortage is affecting the smaller schools, the larger places still can afford to compete because they have the funds to hire commercial vehicles to transport the teams. Thus, the curtailment will be principally in the B division. Bedichek thinks scholastic sports and literary contests necessary to morale and physical and mental development. "We are going right ahead with our program unless the government tells us otherwise." By JOHN WILDS Associated Press Sports Writer MIAMI, Fla., March 9. — A couple of players who almost were left out of the invitation list knocked the favorites out of the Miami Biltmore's International four-ball golf tournament today with a sterling exhibition of teamwork. Chandler Harper of Portsmouth, Va., and Herman Keiser of Awron, Ohio, both of whom have been rapping at the door but still have to win their first major event, conquered Byron Nelson and Henry Picard—two of the slickest match play specialist in the business. The score was one up in a match decided on the 36th hole, after Picard got a third birdie in four holes. Keiser watched Picard sink a 12-footer for a four, then stepped up to' drop a tricky two and a half footer. Picard Sinks 100-yarder Picard's great streak started with his'team three down and four to go. He dropped a 15-footer for a' four on the 553-yard 33rd and then canned a 12-footer on the 34th. Picard, lanky Oklahoma City pro and a former PGA champion, al- nost made it three straight when is nine footer for a birdie on the 5th slid just past the hole. Harper, who wielded a red hot utter, and Keiser, who . always ame through just when he was eeded, scored 66's on both rounds or a 10-under-par 132. -Picard and kelson had 66-67—132, with the lelp of Picard's eagle two on the three weeks will see the goats separated from the sheep, the men from the boys." The head man, working alone with the squad in the absence of Backfield Coach Berl Huffman who is in Kansas City with the basketball team, appears more or less satisfied with the showing so far, buPis anxious to see how the boys react under pressure of scrimmage. With a lot of vacan-r cies to fill, he is anxious, particularly, to see how some of the sophomores will work, such as Jack Jessie Dillon, end; Clyde Clark, James Carlisle and Dick Standefer, backs, and 240 pound Clyde William Hall, crashing tackle. They, and the rest of the spring squad, will get a chance to operate this week, possibly this afternoon. The workout is open to the public, but fans are requested to remain in the stands. agreed to terms. The suddenness of this capitulation by the holdouts was interpreted by observers as meaning that the club had made concessions to the players. The signing of this quartet seem-* ed to indicate an early showdown for DiMaggio and Rolfe. Barrow said last week that he had made a final offer of $40,000 to his star centerfielder. . , "open 1 BROWNS BEAR DOWN DELANO, Fla., March 9 Manager Luke Sewell of the St. Louis Browns launched full scale workouts today with Vern Stephens, kid shortstop from Toledo, holding the major share of attention. A'S DROP FOURTH IN ROW ANAHEIM, Calif., March 9 f/P} —The Philadelphia Athletics dropped their fourth straight exhibition baseball game today, falling 6 to 3 before Los Angeles of the Pacific Coast league. Horses Crowd Stalls At Tropical Park MIAMI, Fla., March 9 final 29 days of winter racing opened at Tropical Park today and the big problem was what to do with all the horses. With California tracks closed because of the war, stables were jammed. Officials worried abou how to let as many owners as pos sible get a share of the limited purse money. On the eight-race inaugura card, 382 were entered. The rac ing secretary had to exclude 25 of them, 103 out of one race. There was no stake race on th opening day card, but the $1,20 spring inaugural provided an ex citing finish, as G. W. Psak's six year-old gelding. Scotch Trap won by a head at the good ode of $28.60, $11.60 and $7.10 for $2 Bring Your Tire Purchase Certificates lo Us for STAR TIRES oee Our Authorized Government Tire Inipeclor! Paul Tyson Ousted As-Waco Mentor - WACO, March 9. (/P)—Paul Tyson, coach at Waco High school for 27 years and his assistant, Clyde Martin, were ousted tonight by the school board. This action was taken as the board, meeting to select faculty members for the next school year, failed to re-elect Tyson and Martin. No reason for the move was announced only that the vote on the two coaches was unanimous. G. M. Smith, who has been principal of the high school, was not re-eltcted to that post, but was placed on next year's faculty as a teacher. Winegarner. Succeeds McManus As Skipper Of San Antonio Club SAN ANTONIO, March 9. (flV- Ralph Winegarner, 32, who was with Toledo last season, will manage this year's San Antonio Mission- baseball team in the Texas League. Guy Airey, vice-president of the Missions, made the announcement vesterday. Winegarner can play infield or outfield and can pitch. He replaces Marty McManus. The new skipper, who pitched around the American league for some years, will be on the active list here and will be available for regular duty most anywhere as the occasion demands. MISSIONS BUY HAFEY SAN ANTONIO, March 9. (.9V- Tom Hafey. third baseman, who played with Knoxville of the Southern association last season, has been purchased from the Baltimore club of the International league, Guy Airey, vice president and business manager of the San Antonio Texas League Missions, announced today. There are 12 Canadians, no Col- oradoans, on the Colorado University hockey team. Oth hole, whe're he sank a 100- r'ard approach. The only favored team left in Jonr " Kimbrough, Texas Aggies' John Kimbrough Is Ordered To Duty ABILENE, March 9. (#0—Jarrin' he running was the 1941 winning ombination of Ben Hogan and Jene Sarazen. They scored 3 and 2 over Herman Barren and Tony "^enna. Jack Grout of Pittston, Pa., fired a birdie four on the 36th and another on the 37th to give his team an uphill victory over the veteran Ky Laffoon and Johnny Revolta. Harrison, Shute Lose Grout was paired with Ben Loving, the Biltrr.ore pro. They were behind almost all day. In the final nip-and tuck encounter of the day, Willie Goggin lit the bottom of the cup on the 36th with his six-foot putt for a birdie, a shot which enabled him and Jimmy Hines to edge out E. J. (Dutch) Harrison and Denny Shute, one up. Tomorrow's semi-finals will match Hogan and Sarazen against Keiser and Harper and Hines and Goggin against Loving and Grout. great All-American fullback of 1939 and 40, has been ordered to duty as second lieutenant of infantry. Kimbrough, a reserve officer, reported .to Camp Berkeley today for his physical .examination and will "be sent to Camp Roberts, Calif., if medical examiners pass him. He was slighty overweight at 200 pounds but otherwise was found fit for service. TRIBE BEATS CARDS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Mar. 9 (JP1 —After two were out in the ninth today, Cleveland scored five runs to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in an exhibition game, 7 to 5. CHONIN AT THIRD SARASOTA, Ha., March 9. {£•) —Manager Joe Cronin continued playing third base for his Red Sox today when Jim Tabor was unable to take part in a three-hour workout. Cronin has decided to hold down 1hat berth in tomorrow's exhibition game with the New York Yankees. DODGERS IN U. S. MIAMI, Fla., March 9 (SO—The Brooklyn Dodgers returned to the United States by air today after a thvee-week spring training stay in Havana where the New York Giants were defeated in a pair of games. 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