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fr *' r - Lubbock Morning Avalanche Page 6 Wednesday, March 11, 1942 c u p.. AT ^ t COMPLHET€ Lubbock, Texas Reds Win 5941 (Special To The Avalanche) KANSAS CITY, March 10 — Fiery Coach Berl Huffman must have given his Texas Tech Red Raiders a whale of a between- halves pep talk this afternoon, because they came back on the court to score 35 points in the last half and defeat Louisiana Tech of Huston, 59 to 47, to set the day's pace in the annual National Interscholastic Basketball tournament here. Eight more Reds To Be Ready, Says Warren Giles By GEORGE KIRKSEY United Press Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla., March 10.— The atmosphere in the cam? of the Cincinnati Reds is different from that of last spring. The cocky, "\ve-are-the-champs" attitude is gone. In its place Is an air of determination and vengeance. Much of this is due to a portly red-faced fellow who ordinarily is the nicest baseball official in the spring training camps. He is War. ren C. Giles, general manager o: the Reds, and for the first time Baseball Senators Do Bit In Releasing Manpower To Uncle Sam; 13 Men Gone were played today, first eight Monday, , on record he actually growls, first round games Blames Himself following the and the tour- iHOfc bJj-, •.•*»• ..-.- — - ^^ , nament entered the second round after "sudden death" tactics reduced the starting field of 32 teams to 16. Fans Like 'Em The Texas Tech Red Raiders caught the fancy of the crowd early in the afternoon when, after missing a lot of shots and playing -Viaee fight" basketball in The fellow he's maddest at 5 Warren C. Giles. He blames him self for the Reds' loss of the pen nant last year. "Our ball players lost the pen nant for us in the first six week of the season," Giles barked, "bu it was my fault. Yes sir, Warre Giles is the fellow to blame. I wa here and watched our players wal By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla., March 10 — This season's story of the Wash- ngton Senators can be summed up on a thumbnail: 13 out of 38 players to the armed services." No other club in the major .eagues has had its manpower tapped so heavily and even though the Senators are keeping a watchful eye turned for a deal few people concede them anything brighter than a dark corner in the American League cellar. Most of the players drafted its roster were youngsters, of coursp, rookies coming up from bystops. Fans wouldn't know their names if they were listed here and neither would most baseball men—but Cecil Travis and Buddy Lewis and Arne Anderson to name a few of those 13, are familiar figures. Travis was the outstanding shortstop in the league last year around with their chests" way out i and his .359 batting average wa lilt ^»*. 0 ^ -- . the first half, they leveled off and started pumping in goals at the rate of three points per minute in the second half. Blond Byron Gilbreath, one of the ^best players to show in the tournament yet, thrilled the crowd with his 21- point shooting. He WES closely followed by Elvis Erwin, Texas Tech forward, who counted for 18 points with his nine field goals. Gilbreath made eight field goals but sank live free shots to take individual honors. He was forced from the game by four personal . fouls /just when he was getting "warmed up." Trailing 24-28 at halitime, the Red Raiders came back with one of the greatest scoring spurts so to here. Thexj weie champs and nobody the world j second could tell only to the astronomic Long Shot Duos (Slow Texas Tech Cagers Rally To Defeat Louisiana Tech In National Tournament Giibreaih Runs Up 21 Points; evel reached by Ted Williams. ,ewis labored both at third and in he outfield and batted just a hade under .300. Anderson For Msrines This pair was the heart of the Washington ball club and the 'act was recognized last year by he draft boards in the form of 60 day occupational deferments hat kept the fainting Senators on .heir feet long enough to finish in a tie for sixth place. Anderson, a 27-year-old right- hander who won four games last year and kept Manager Harris hoping, is in camp here but expects his number to come up within a month and intends to enlist. in the Marines when it does. Thus the Senators are losing not only their stars, but the replacements they had been raising on the farms" and the lineup which Washington is putting on the field in exhibition games these days is a strange collection of pelts from winter hunting. Reach Finals In 4-Bali Bout By JOHN WILDS Associated PreBi Sports Writer MIAMI, Fla., March iO— Two long-shot combinations — neither rated better than 50 to 1—reached the finals of the Miami Bilt- move's I n t e r n a tional four-ball golf tournament today with a pair o£ dramatic, almost unbelievable victories. . Jack Grout, tall, black-haired Pitts ton, Pa., professional, supplied the big punch for 1,500 spectators when he sank a 60-foo chip shot on the 36th hole to give his team a one-up decision. Herman Keiser of Akron, Ohio managed a hot-putting streak earlier in the afternoon and he and his partner, Chandler Harper of Portsmouth, Va., blasted out the 1941 winners — Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, 5 and 4. Is Predicted For Baseball Jewell Wallace To Greenville KNOXVILLE, Term., March 10 fP) — A. slow death for baseball— even in the major leagues if the war continues long enough — is feared by a club owner who has devoted half a century to the game. R. G. (Colonel Bob) Allen, nearing his 75th birthday and his 28th year as a Southern association club owner, recalled that all minor leagues except the International disbanded during the first world war. Then the president of the Knoxville club commented. about the future of the game which he has followed actively since 1887. OKLAHOMA CITY, (/P)—Baseball goes big in high schools out this way. There \vere teams representing 120 high schools last year. Different This Time "I'm afraid this war. is likely lar in the tourney, inspired it with a Garland Head i( ^ long basket, \ the*" first shot of the second half. >Erwin, Gabe Gilley and Norman Volz each strung up goals within two minutes to send their team ahead for the lirst time. Prom then on points clicked in at the rate of three a minute until Fish- them differently. They failed to get into condition and before they knew it they were so far behind they couldn't catch up. "I saw it all going on but I grew overconfident too, I guess. Maybe Bill McKechnie was a little to blame too, because .he continued to handle the players in his fatherly, kindly "way and didn't read the riot act to them. But I could have stopped the whole thing if I had been on my toes. Yes sir, the Reds got soft last year from the front office on down. Missed The Boat "But you can bet your life they von't leave Tampa soft this spring. They'll be in shape to play jail at the drop of the hat. If any )f our fellows have any other deas they are going to hear plenty from me. If I can't snap them out of it, they won't be %vith the Reds." Somewhere along the line early last season Giles came to his senses and had a general "riot act" meeting of all Reds' officials and players. When the smoke had cleared Corpus Christi Air Base Boasts Prominent Pre-War Sports Aces to have a different effect. Instead of losing men all at once, we will be losing them by dribbles. If and when the manpower of the clubs is gone, baseball will have to suspend operations but I have an idea that it will take some time to do that. "We have more clubs in opera- With only four holes, to go, | tion and more players to be fed /•inhe nf higher classifications. —© . er's goal broke Louisiana's spell. cold Smooth passing, complete control under the baskets and a world of confidence left a good impression for the Red Raiders. Play Durant Teachers Texas Tech, in its second round, meets Southeastern Oklahoma State Teachers college of Durant, at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The Durant Teachers defeated Eastern Washington, 43-33, in a first round game tonight. In other first round games today and tonight, San Diego State, the defending champion, defeated •Nebraska State, 36-29; Luther college of Decoran, Iowa, won from Mississippi Delta State college, 3935; Missouri Valley college defeated George Pepperdine college of Los Angeles, 68-53; Warrensburg (Missouri) Teachers won from the Morehead Teachers, 53-29; Bemidj Teachers defeated Panzer college 46-37; Hamline university won from New Mexico Teachers of Sil ver City, 67-40. The box score: T«M Tech FG FT PF T Krtrln. i 9031 Iron*, I : ° Hsid. f - 3 •Williams. J away the Reds started to play ball but the boat was gone. From Decoration Day the champion Dodgers played at a pace only one game faster than the Reds. And from the midsummer All-Star game to the finish of the season, the Dodgers and Reds played at exactly the same pace. But the Reds finished Earl Walsh Replaces Crowley At Fordham NEW YORK, March 10. (IP) — Earl Walsh, chief scout at Fordham university the last 9 years, was named acting head coach tonight for the duration. Jim Crowley, present coach, was granted a leave of absence to join the Navy. Walsh, a teammate of George Gipp on the Notre Dame learns of 1919, 1920 and 1921, came to Ford- hpm with Crowley in 1933 after a nine-year coaching career at Dowling college in Des Moines. Under Crowley he tutored the backs and did all of the scouting. The Rev. Robert I. Gannon, S. (By The Associitf d Press) CORPUS CHRISTi; March 10.— Rankin, Saggau, Stojkovich, Farrell, Jones—name that appeared on the sports pages of the country's newspapers a few short months ago now are listed in the roster of cadets at the Corpus Christi Naval air station. They have traded the roar of the grandstand for that of an airplane engine, spiked shoes and shoulder pads for fur-lined boots and goggles, a varsity block letter for wings of gold. From Purdue came Dave Rankin, All-America grid star and holder of the world's indoor record for the 60-yard low hurdles. ' There's Bob Saggau, Notre Dame's All-America halfback in 1940. He also starred in track. After Cadet George Farrell led Stanford university's baseball team Grout ?.n 4 RPH Loving, the Biltmore pro, were starting defeat in the face. They were 'two down, after Jimmy Hines of New York and Willie Goggin of San Francisco had fired an amazing 29, six under par, on the first nine of the afternoon round. Grout Takes Over Then Grout took command to save the day. He knocked in a four-foot putt on the 553-yard 33fd for the birdie four that won the hole when Goggin's putt slid past. . Grout smacked his second shot on the 400-yard 34th seven feet from the pin. The serious, 31- year-old player made a perfect putt. They halved the 396-yard 35th in par 4's and the stage was set for Grout's coup de grace. He was short of the green with his second on the 479-yard 36th, while.the others all were over. The smaller minors will be the first to die a slow death and if the war lasts long enough, it will eventually reach the majors, Im afraid." in third place, the Dodgers. 12 games behind GUbreath, Cox. c GiUey, E Lowe, g Vol*. Z Allen, c Totili J.oclslini Tech Lau&hlln. I Fisher. I parke r. c Booth, s Clinton, e Cobbs. e Zoeller, z -"atterson, Kring For War. Work J., president of the university, said he played three years' with Seattle Grout was away and he stroked his chip first. The ball followed the contour 'of the green, curved and dropped—while' a great cheer went up. the same assistants who aided Croxvley would remain with Walsh. Crowley, one of Knute Rockne's famous four horsemen, announced his application for enlistment in the Navy last Thursday and at that time President Cannon said a successor would be chosen immediately. Spring practice starts March 20. DALLAS, March 10. (/P)—Billy 'atterson, one of the greatest >assers in Southwest conference football history, and Frank Kring, durable fullback of Texas Chrisian university last fall, took physical examinations today toward entering the nation's armed service. Patterson, who finished at Baylor university in 1938 and later played with the Chicago Bears' in professional football, took his examination preparatory to being sent to an Army induction center. Kring took the examination for Army air cadet RED HOLFE ILL YANKS WIN IN 11TH SARASOTA, Fla., March 10. UP) —Gerry Priddy, utility infielder who is being groomed to take over the third base chores, slapped out a single in the eleventh inning today and brought the New York Yankees .a 3 to 1 triumph over the Boston Red Sox. The Sox nicked Ernie Bpnham for a run in the first inning on singles by John Pesky and Hal Finney and then were blanked the rest of the way. SARASOTA, Fla., March 10. OP) — Robert (Red) Rolfe, one of the of the Pacific Coast league. Jones From ACC Kendall Jones was for three years Texas conference tennis champion at Abilene. Christian college and for two years he was an all-conference basketball player. Another immorfal among Stanford athletes is Aviation Cadet Andrew L. Stojkovich of San Francisco. Stojkovich played varsity, right end for the Indians in 1937, 1938 and 1939. Gerard Charbeneau of Detroit, Michigan, was quarterback on the University of Detroit football team for three years. Joseph Singer of Park Ridge, Illinois was an all- Ash Hillin Starts Carrying.The Mail. HILLSBORO, March 10. (ff) — Ash Hillin, who delivered the mail in the pitcher's box for 15 years, will now deliver the mail for the postal department. He is retiring from baseball to work a rural route out of Mount Calm. He took the job last November, succeeding his father, G. E. Hillin who retired after 34 years of service. Hillin in 1934 was voted the most valuable pitcher in the Texas MIZE'S SHOULDER SLIPS MIAMI, Fla., March 10. (fP) — The venturesome tendon in the right shoulder of Johnny Mize, , __ huge first baseman obtained froni two unsigned members of the New the St. Louis Cardinals during the York Yankees, has been retained | winter, hopped out of place again conference attending football player while Coe college. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Now they're playing for bigger stakes than ever before. But, as one of the boys said, "we've always played to win—and this time is no exception, as our opponents will soon find out:" League while with San Antonio. He also received the most valuable award with Oklahoma City in 1937 and he set the modern Texas League record of games won—31. He ilayed part of the season with Fort Worth last year. Paul Tyson In Line For Coaching Job WACO, March 10 (£>)—Drawling Paul L. Tyson, director of Waco High school's football destinies for more than a quarter of a century, is in the market for a coaching job. • -. The tall, spare mentor who carried Waco to four state championships and to a spot in the interscholastic league finals seven times oyer a period of 22 year's, was discharged at a meeting of the school board last night. Tyson said today he had no de finite plans for the future but tha he would like to obtain another coaching job. i . He added that he did not resign (when invited to do so by th school board because school auth orities of the state would take it for granted that he was retiring from the profession. • Tyson's teams in the twenties at Waco high set records that never have been broken- His 1921 eleven \yas undefeated, untied and un- scored on. In fact no opposing team ever got inside the Waco 30- yard line. From 1922 through 1927 Waco was in the state.finals each year. In 1928 Waco advanced to the state semifinals but did not get outside its district again until 1939 when the Tigers played Lubbock in the finals and lost 20-14. GREENVILLE, March 10. (U.fi)— W. J. Wallace today was Greenville High school's new football coach. I Wallace was selected by the school board at a meeting last night. He succeeds Tom Driscoll who resigned. The youthful mentor served for the last six years with El Paso. His teams won 47 games, lost 12, tied six; and won the district championship five times. The teams competed in the toughest kind of competition—three other El Paso high schools, Lubbock, Pampa, Amarillo, Abilene, Sweetwater, Big Spring and the like. He %vas given a year's contract. Amount of his salary was not announced. He is a graduate Texas Christian university. Supt. H. H. -Chambers said Wallace would report for, duty April 1. Oklahoma Jockey Is Arizona Pace Setter PHOENIX, Ariz., March 10. UP) — Haskell (Hank) -Lass well.I Hooker, Okla., youth, whose size nd weight prevented him from btaining a spot with the armed orces, led all jockeys after seven days of the Arizona Turf club's winter meeting with 10 winners. Lasswell came to the front Sunday when he hit the wire first with our mounts. His closest rivals are Ralph Neves o£ Cape Cod, Vlass., and Jimmy Jordan of Harrison, Neb., each of whom has nine winners. 25 YEARS PRINCE ALBERT-. THAT'S MY RECORD. IT'S THE BRANO THAT TASTES RICH YET SMOKES MILD, COOL. ROLLS FAST, EASY, TOO, WITHOUT SPJLUNG, BUNCHIN6. NO WASTE.' ards Turn Back incinnati Reds, 5-3 ST. PETERSBURG, FJa., March 10. The St. Louis Cardinals won their second exhibition game in five starts today, thumping the Cincinniti Reds, 5 to 3, on an even dozen hits. Tied up 2-2 going into their half of the seventh, the Redbirds bunched four singles by Ervin Du sak, Johnny Hopp, Walker Coope and Frank Crespi to score the two runs' which 'proved to be the mar gin o£ victory. your-own in every handy Prince Albert YOUR CAR'S FIRST LINE 25 B 15 1 FG FT PF TP .4 5 J 13 -80 - S 3 _ 0 1 Totals 3 0 0 19 a 12 4 !3 0 1 : s 1 0 4 2 in the north by illness, Manager Joe McCarthy said today. McCarthy said the veteran third basemen had a recurrence of coli- tes to such an extent as to jeopar- dize.his baseball future and that he was going to Toledo, Ohio, to consult a specialist and learn whether he can play this year. 9 IS 47 Htlf-tlme score: Ttxis Tech 24: Louisiana Tech 28. Missed free'throwt: TM« Ttcn 9; I/>uls- [ant Tech 9. fUlereet: Pentdleton «iid Cmlj. Here's Schedule For Second Round Games KANSAS CITY, March 10 (iFr— Wednesday's second round pairings of the National Intercollegiate basketball tournament: 12:30 p. in. (Central War Time)— Indiana State. Teachers college, Terre Haute, vs Simpson college, Indianola, Iowa. 1:45 — Hamline, Minn., university vs Southwestern college, Win- iield, Kas. . 3:00—Southeastern State college, Durant, Okla., vs Texas Tech, SENATORS NIP INDIANS ORLANDO, Fla., March 10. (IP) —A double by Bruce Campbell, bringing George Case home from third in the first inning, scored the only run of r the ball game today and gave the Senators, a 1-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. today after staying put since last Friday. Mize immediately went to a doctor and Mel Ott, the new manager of the New York Giants, added the big infielder would be given plenty of rest before being allowed to join his mates this time. PIRATES ARE READY SAN BERNARDINO,'Calif. March 10 (if) —Manager Trankie Frisch reported the Pittsburgh Pirates all ready tonight for the first of their 32-game exhibition schedule which opens tomorrow with Seattle as an opponent. Lubbock. 4:15—Kansas State Teachers college, Pittsburg, Kas., vs Luther college, Becorah, Iowa. 6:30 — Central State Teachers college, Warrensburg, Mo., vs High Point. N. 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