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_,_ —, - _ . _ , ,. ." __-i__i_ i _ ' - - - ' ' ^^^^^^•••••••••^••••'••••••^^•'••••^^^•••••^•••••^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^••••••^^•I^^^B Lubbock Morning^V^^ Page 10 Friday, March 13, 1942 •F i U -E C O M P L'-E-T£ a o Field Of Eight Named For Big City Cage Meet (By The Associated Prrssi NEW YORK, March 12.—The field o£ eight teams for the annual Metropolitan invitation basketball tournament was completed today with the addition of Vv r est Virginia and drawings were made for the start of plyy at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. In the opening night double bill, West Virginia will meet Long Island university and West Texas State Teachers will battle Creighton. Rhode Island State and Toledo university will collide in one game Thursday night, with Western Kentucky facing City College of New York in the other. The semi-finals are scheduled March 23 when the winner of the L. I. C.-West Virginia game will play the Toledo-Rhode Island winner, and the winner between West Texas and Creighton will meet the winner of the C. C. N. Y.-Western Kentucky tilt. Semi-final victors will meet for the championship March 25. Hamline, Piffsburg Teachers Move On KANSAS CITY. March 12, (fP) —Spinning a defense net around big Harold Johnson, the tip-in specialist of Terre Haute's Indiana State Teachers, the fast- breaking Hamline university team built a 45-41 victory tonight. It was the opening game of the National intercollegiate basketball tournament quarter linals. Johnson, 6 foot 4 inch center who has been the downfall of every team his crew has met, was bottled up tighter than champagne by Larry Howard Schultz. He got only four baskets as the hard-driving St. Paul quintet ploughed under the Hoosier Hot Shots who hold the tournament team scoring record of 83 points. John Norlander planted 11 points as Hamline swung into a 28-21 lead at the half. Clayton Erickson and Schultz carried the -coring load in the final period. Keeping the tournament's highest scoring guard, Don Kumpy, throttled with only four points, Kansas State Teachers of Pittsburgh defeated Missouri Valley of Marshal, Mo. 59-49. With the count 43-39 for Pittsburgh in the last 1C minutes, Kumpy, the dazzling long-range marksman who potted 23 points for Valley last night, fouled out. Center Swede Larberg, Valley's rebound doctor, breathed life into his mates with two quick tip-ins, but Merle Brown, Jim Hamilton and Ray and John Lance, sons of the Pittsburgh coach, inspired a scoring spree behind the screening and Kansas was off to victory. CUBS MEET SOX . LOS ANGELES, March 12. (tP) —The Chicago Cubs returned to the mainland today to open a 41- game exhibition schedule after three weeks of conditioning on Catalina island. The Cubs meet the Chicago White Sox tomorrow in an exhibition, and the squad will then be split into two groups for a series of games along the coast. YORK IS ADAMANT LAKELAND, Fla., March 12. (&) —First Baseman Rudy York was unmoved today by the Detroit Tigers' 24-hour ultimatum ordering him to accept salary terms, and General Manager' Jack Zeller quickly barred him at the expired deadline from training camp and the start tomorrow of grapefruit league competition. JIMMY FOXX ILL AGAIN SARASOTA, Fla., March 12. f/P> Another sinus attack aggravated Slugger Jimmy Foxx' woes and forced him to forego today's Red Sox batting and fielding work- nuts. During the past few days Foxx' fractured toe has prevented him i'rom doing everything except take his turns at the plate during the hitting drills. LAWN MOWERS GARDEN TOOLS HOSE LOWEST PRICES SOUTHERN AUTO STORES, Inc. Lubbock. Lilllefield, Brawnfield BABE CURFMAN Coach Babe Curfman Pleases Fans Of Las Cruces High (Special To The Avalanche) LAS CRUCES, 1ST. M., March 12 One of Texas Tech's fair-haired boys of the gridiron is doing righl well for himself as a coach in this southern New Mexico town. Babe Curfman, Red Raider of 1935, remembered for his adapting himself to a backfield position when he was primarily an end, is making quite a name for himself as mentor of Las Cruces High's football and basketball teams. Last fall, Curfman took over a handful of gridsters and c-ame up with a team that compared favorably to the district winner and state-recognized team of the year before. His young club pulled upset after upset and next year promises to be the scourge of the high school cactus league. At Basketball, Too But, Curfman should really take a bow when basketball is" mentioned. Not considered a basketball coach, Curfman took over a team which had two lettermen and a pocketful of memories of the graduating seniors who had swept to the New Mexico prep championship. Gone were two all- staters and several first class hoopsters. Curfman rolled up his sleeves and continued to surprise fans of the hardwood game as he had befuddled those of the pigskin sport. He smashed through for 21 wins and only one loss in district competition, f in addition to twice knocking off Cathredal High of El Paso, parochial champs of Texas. Ourfman moves to Santa Fe this week-end with a sophomore club, but coaches over the state are shaking in their shoes and hoping they won't drav.- the Curfman- coached quintet in the first round. Rapid Change !n Life Of Rookie AVALON, Calif.. March 12. (if) —Ups and downs in the life of a spring trainer: Feb. 13—"I don't think much of Peanuts Lowrey. I don't care whether he signs." — General Manager .Jimmy Gallagher of the Chicago Cubs. March 3-7—Outfielder Lowrey bats .565 in the first five squad games, hitting 13 out of 23. March 11—"I hope Lowrey's really that good. The kid has been spectacular, not only his'hitting but his fielding and base running."—Manager Jimmy Wilson. AAU OPENS SUNDAY DENVER, March 12. (jp^—The entry list for the national AAU basketball tournament, which will end Sunday, included 47 teams today, but several additional squads may still be heard from, officials said. The deadline fell Wednesday "night but entries postmarked that night will be accepted. SPTS MIZE WALKS OUT MIAMI, Fla., March 12. — The tape was removed from Johnny Mize's injured shoulder today and the New York Giants' first baseman participated in a brisk workout with no further mishap. ALLEN BE-INSTATED DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Mar. 12. (JP) —Three-fold developments in the Brooklyn Dodgers camp today included the selection of a team to meet the Giants in weekend exhibitions, a trade of trainers with the Montreal farm club, and the reinstatement of Pitcher Johnny Allen. CARDS POUND WALTERS TAMPA, Fla., March 12. </P>— Bucky Walters was no puzzle to the St. Louis Cardinals today as they lambasted him for seven hits and as many runs in five innings to defeat the Cincinnati Reds in an exhibition game, 7 to 1. Against his successor, Paul Derringer, the Cards collected only a srngie in the sixth. Bring Your Tire Purchase Certificates lo Us for oee Our Aulhorized Government Tire Inspector! 2 X 6 i»"y $57 X O H, p jv_ S Other Siies Pioportionallr Lov. DBYER & LEE J3th and Ave. J Lubbock. Texas Tar Phone 4615 Chisox Need Hitters^ Take One From Lubbock Hot Pitching Goes To Waste; Dykes Wants Sluggers By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor HITE SOX obtained the most _consistent pitching in the major leagues last season, and hurling is supposed to be 75 per cent or more of baseball. the best the Chicagos could do was finish third in the American League with an even split in their 154 games. So it is that James Joseph Dykes, at the Pasadena, Calif., training camp he»likes so well, is searching harder than ever for. badly needed power. Jimmy Dykes would like to have a slugging outfielder to fit in with Taft Wright and Wally Moses, and Harry Grabiner is'try- ing to make a deal. Moses is a hustler who hit .301 against the .232 of Mike Kreevich, for whom he was traded to the Athletics. Moses will help in the attack, but not enough. Sex Pitchers Go Houie Thornton Lee finished 30 of 34 games last season, won 22. Edgar Smith finished 21 of 23, Ted Lyons 19 of 22 and John Rigney 13 of 29. Johnny Humphries :urned in four fine games in suc- ression . . . had an earned-run average of 1.85. In addition to these, there are Buck Ross, bespectacled Bill Dietrich, Joe Haynes, Pete Appleton and the recruits, Orval Grove, Stanley Goletz and Ed Weiland. Grove grabbed 17 while losing 7 in the Texas League. Gobletz, a" big southpaw, bagged 15 while dropping 10 for Oklahoma City. Dykes is the envy of all but a landfui of big league managers as far as the highly important pitching department goes, but his margin stops there. Dykes, unlike some more impatient strategists, believes in giv- ng a pitcher a chance to get him;elf out of a hole. Infielders Can't Hit Pale hose catching is passable with Mike Tresh, George Dickey and Tom Turner. So is the infield, defensively, tut the main trouble there is that l.uke Appling is the lone hand who can pickle the ball. Joe Kuhel could remedy the situation somewhat by adding a few points to his 1940 average of .250. Don Kolloway is another hopeful. Dario Lodigiani fell 'way off after a flying start. Young Bob Kennedy has yet-to establish himself as a major league hitter. Bill Knickerbocker is on the way out. "hortstop Leo Wells is a flashy ielder from St. Paul, but the Sox need busters, not Fancy Dans, JULIUS SOLTERS' beaning was a terrific blow to the Sox last ummer, and the outfield prob- em is so acute that Dykes is toy- ng with the ides of attempting to ransform First Baseman Murrell Tones into a gardener. Jones, vho did not reach voting age un- il last November, led the Texas League with 24 home runs. Myril Hoag could be useful, for jehind him are only Thurman Tucker and David Earl Phillcy. Tucker, a left-hand batter, hit no more than .246 in the Texas eague. Dave PhiUey, while inexperienced, batted .347 : gathered 16 home runs, scored 109 runs and batted in 110 for the Monroe, La., club. He is a switch hitter, weighing 185 pounds. White Sox Least Hit to date have been less hit by losses to the service than any ither major league club. They have lost only Walter Navie,> a recruit southpaw, to the Navy. But that isn't what is making immie Dykes lose weight. It's the lack of weight on the attack. The Sox will have to dig up sd- ditional punch to do any better, r as well, as they did "in 1941. EX-GRIDDER KILLED HATTIESBURG, Miss., March 2.C/F—Lieut. Andy Webb, who tarred at center for the Missis- ippi ^Southern football team in L937 and 1933, has been killed in action in the Philippines. Webb ived at Forest, Miss. After being graduated at the college here Webb coached football or a while and then joined the air corps. He made an excellent record at Kelly Field, and was regarded as a fine pilot. .» Sammy West May Answer Problem BRAVES REGULARS WIN SANFORD, Fla., March 12. (^/ —Although limited to five hits, the Boston Braves' regulars today nanaged to eke a 4-3 victory over he rookies in a six inning'intra- quad game. A week ago, or even as late as° Wednesday afternoon, he 'would have told you he was "through with baseball" and henceforth would concentrate on helping run the drugstore or toting a gun for Uncle Sam. He'd had some six years of professional baseball even' before he broke in with Washington in 1927, and he's had fifteen successive and successful years—in the big time. So when Clark "Old Fox" Griffith of the Senators, who had cosigned his paychecks for ten of those latter years, suggested he manage the Washington Class B farm at Charlotte of the Piedmont league, Samuel Filmore West, the Lubbock druggist, figured his num- hnr was up. He turned down the offer, asked for his unconditional release. Heads West Today "Guess that winds 'er up," quoth Sambo, when the release came through about a month ago 'I'm on my own, and it doesn't look like much baseball." But Sam is on his way to his sixteenth major league" sprin" training camp today. He leaves on the one-somthing train headed west—to Pasadena and the White Sox. . It all happened so sudden-like that West was practically shocked Jimmy Dykes, manager of the White Sox. telephoned him Wednesday night. "How's about coming with us and playing some baseball?" asked the jovial Jimmy. "Well, this is so sudden!" West replied. "Think it over and wire me what you'll come for," said Dykes I amt making an offer; I'm lis- tenm to yours. Shoot me a wire and I J] answer it in the morning "' Own Figure Accepted s P nt° S ,T worried • awhile, then sent a telegram, naming his price. i™ S~ s T er c * me Thur sday morning: "Get on out here" West hasn't the least idea -J~ now much he^II nlav -mi- the White Sox this year! " but I've always wanted of n >' s C to play with, and I'm plenty to oi ' y join 'em. I may . e A older and a little slower, but I'U up there taking my cuts " ' team' nnA one to make that -M* Bitter, and once fastest ballhawks in the majors, West has led both leagues more than one year n outfield persistence. He hafpiay" ed m four All-Star games Cn team ' b n Speaker, the West a gray Jarrett Foiled Again The southpaw batter and thrower, one of few on the White Sox roster, crashed professional baseball with Roswell in the old Panhandle-Pecos Valley league of 5-P-B-C-t.D // ————IBn^VBV^^BBHMHH SIGHT—foresight, bombsight and eyesight, will win this war!'" We Specialize in Eyesight. li t>rs» Aw&rsbn & .Gauley OpTpMETRISTS , '•< : . . /»«*# IN ?!« fiXtcuxy ft '! ' ' Andetsonf Bros. Credit Jei -K -K * Lubbock Filers n TAAF Meet SAM WEST Connie Mack Is Optimistic Now By ROBERT MYERS Associated Press Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calf., March 12. *It would hardly be correct to say that Connie Mack is optimistic about his 1942 Philadelphia ball club But by the same token, Mr. Mack is not pessimistic. The sage of Quaker Town may not vacate the American League cellar, but he can dream, can't he? And if some of his six foot pitchers, particularly the rookie contenders happened to click, the Athletics might even drag themselves from the depths. "We have some fine looking boys who might help us a great deal. If not this season, then next year," said Mr. Mack. He added that this depended in a large measure, of course, on military demands on his younger recruits. Nine men have already gone which Lubbock was a member, in 1923. After seasons with Sulphur Springs and Long view in the East Texas, he went to Birmingham, thence to the Senators. Since 1927 he has called Lubbock his home, and Mr. and Mrs. West, both natives of Rule, have "wintered" here since then. Several years ago West became affiliated with D. Jarrett, and they have built up one of the most popular drugstores in Lubbock the Jarrett-West Drug. (By The Associated Press} DALLAS, March 12.—With the defending champion Port Arthur Oilers and the Sheppard Field aviators slightly favored, the annual statewide Texas Amateur Athletic federation basketball tournament will begin here tomorrow morning. Play will begin at 9 a. m. twelve games are carded tomorrow and will be played in the Southern Methodist university field house and the Dallas High gymnasium. The aviators are reported to be the best of seven service teams entered. If the games are run off as scheduled, officials hope the first round can be completed by 7 p. m. Friday. Quarterfinals will follow at 8 p. m. and 9 p. m. with two games in each.of the syms. Semifinals should be played Saturday at 3 p. m. with finals and playoffs for third and fourth places Saturday night. Fliers Play Faculty Pairings for the first round to morrow included: 9 a. m.—United States Employment service of Austin vs. Ellington Field of Houston. 10 a. m.—Camp Barkeley of -. . vs. J. R. Foster of Fort Abilene Worth. •2 p. m.— North American Aviation of Gra,nd Prairie vs. Red Jackets of Tyler; 83rd Air Base Carlisle Faculty ubb °ck vs. of Price. 3 p. m.— Dyches Corner of Dento" vs - Station Hospital Medicos Sheppard Field of vs. Carr-Sweeney ?,r- u- 1 ? Wichita Falls of Houston. r* m £' ™-~ Recepti ° n Center of Camp Wolters vs. winner United Mates Employment Service-Ellington Field game; Working Boys club of Waco vs. winner Camp Barkeley-Foster game. EARLY IS RIGHT! AKRON, O. yp)_A boxing promoter here is considering early morning boxing shows. There are some lo,000 persons working here °n the owl shift, finishing around midnight, and the promoter fi"- ures they might become paying customers at bouts in the small hours. University of Alabama has netted $387,000 in six football New Year's Day bowl games. Jnto uniform, taking with them whatever hopes Mr. Mack might have had for a serious pennant contender into the coming race. His infield was shattered when young Benny McCoy and Al Brancato went into the Navy, and the departure into the same service of Sam Chapman left a gaping hole in his outiield. _ Chapman's batting was a sensation last year and he might have had an even better year in 1942 And as tor the $25,000 beauty McCoy, Mr. Mack sighed and said: . He really found himself in the last half of the season. This year Benny would have been outstanding." Acquisition of Mike Kreevich veteran White Sox outfielder might soften the Chapman blow, but only if Kreevich ends a two- year hitting slump. TRACTOR TaRE OWNERS ATTENTION We can vulcanize aJl size i-ac- lor tires and you don'l have to -waii. Bring Ihem in today. SANDERS TIRE CO, 13 IS AVE. H We Vulcanize AH Size Tires DIAL 63G8 Warmerdam To Go After 16 -Foot Vault SAN FRANCISCO, March 12 — GP}— Po!e Vault King Cornelius Warmerdam, trained and tested for the greatest leap of his life, will try to clear the unprecedented height of 16 feet here tomorrow night. ' The 26-year-old Piedmont High school teacher, first and only one ever to vault 15 feet or more, will be the -featured attraction of an all-star athletic cast in the Olympic Club indoor track and field meet. Warmerdam first explored the 15-foot stratum in April, 1940. In all. he has ridden his bamboo pole to that or greater height sixteen times. Last month in the east on two consecutive week-end, he upped the indoor record three times the last to the amazing height of la feet 7V4 inches.. It made his outdoor record of 15 feet 53/4 inches, set last year, almost incidental by comparison. 140-Foot Runway Provided The 16-foot vault, ridiculed by many not so long ago as a physical impossibility, actually is within Warmerdanvs capabilities. He has been over at the height, only to f f the bar on the dow'n To facilitate the record attempts, his coach, Charley Hunter of the dub, has provided a 140-foot runway in the civic auditorium. Whit Wyatt Stands On Baseball Record Ga - . Wyatt, who contributed 22 victories to Brooklyn's pennant-winning drive last season, says he is standing on his record in negotiations with President Larry MacPhail for a 1942 salary increase. Wyatt said yesterday that MacPhail had offered him $13,500 a small increase over his pay last year. The pitcher declined to name the amount he is seeking, but added that he wanted a pretty good •TcllSG. be asserted, , ( , , v- jr~- tot "OJCtLCU, but I think I deserve more on my rer-nrrl " • Percy Williams In Canadian Airways EDMONTON, Alberta, March l 2 ;^t~ Percy Williams, winner of both the 100 and 200-meter springs at the 1928 Olympic games, has joined the staff of ferry pilots employed by the Canadian Airways. "I am too old to be a fighter pilot," said the 33-year-old former athlete, "so I did the next best thing." Lubbock, Te*as Buy A Defense Bond TODAYI Tension Mounts When Yank Boss Pays Camp Visit By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 12.—Edward Grant Barrow, dignified president of the New York Yankees, arrived in the camp of baseball's world champions today and the tension immediately became high voltage. He held conference with executives — Manager Joe McCarthy, Farm Boss George Weiss, Chief Scout Paul Krichell, and perhaps DiMAGGIO SIGNS! ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 12 (P) —Joe DiMaggio came to terms with the New- York Yankees tonight in an • hour-long conference with I President Ed Barrow. Al- '" though ihe salary was not announced, it was believed to * be 542,000. others—watched the ball club work out 'and mapped his plans for a meeting with Holdout Joe DiMaggio. Some of the rookies, hopeful of sticking with the champions, and some of the veterans, fearful of being traded, cast sidelong glances toward Barrow, Weiss and McCarthy as the trio appraised the practice. DiMaggio To Go South Interest in Barrow, aside from, that of the players themselves, centered in his negotiations with DiMaggio. The big boss said he would take care of this chore quickly. "I talked to the young man by phone day before yesterday," he said, "and we'll get together down here. Barrow said that until he had conferred with DiMaggio he would have nothing to say -about the negotiations. In New York last week he said that the club had given its star centerfielder a "final offer" of §40,000 after first sending him a contract for $37,000, the same as he received last year. At that time there were five other holdouts, but Barrow succeeded in signing four or them before he left New York. The other, Third Baseman Red Rolfe informed the club this week that he-had suffered a recurrence of an illness and was going from his home in New Hampshire to Toledo Ohio, to seek treatment before- signing a contract | Abb Curtis Named NCAA Meet Official DALLAS, March 12 (JP)— Abb <3urtis of Fort Worth, leading Southwest conference basketball official, will be one oC the officials at the National Collegiate regional tournament in Kansas City next week, J. W. St. Clair, chairman of the district selection committee announced today. ' Each district has an official in the tournament. Rice institute is the Southwestern team -ro compete. St. Clair will be at New Orleans where the Eastern regional tournament is being held. He is in charge of the officials there. HOME HUNS DON'T WIN CLEARWATER, Fla., March 12 The Cleveland Indians clouted three home runs today and Washington collected only one. but the Senators walked away with a 10-7 grapefruit league decision. The Tribe picked up a six-run lead against, the offerings of Arnold Anderson. Bill Kennedy and Bill Zmser, however, held them to one run in the remaining six stanzas as the Nats rallied against Rookie Charles Embrie and Al Milnar. SINGLEojtDOUBLE EDGE SADDLES FOR BETTER BRING YOUR SHOES AND BOOTS TO— HOE E, SRdDLE SHOP ^ fZ/B3 BDWY Phone 22962

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