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Pegs 6 Saturday, March 14, 1942 >£jF^JLubbock_Mp-rn.ing'Avalanche * ^__^ if"* 1 Fi f* T~ .A ,""~ 'y~^"""| "|'"""JT " '^V"^^pyW''''1iiaB£: ~~ »M"" v '"^' : ^y^Vf•?•'.?«:•:• .v:^' "' * ' i^v J 1 .i.. irx v_-* c_^ L J p^ TS^^^ I *t~' f""* f"~v rv yi n I ' L£T-E Swaggering Yanks All Together Again Durant, Hamline Quintets Gain Tourney Finals CBj-The Assotlated'Pressl KANSAS CITY, March 13—The Southeas tern Oklahoma State Teachers college,Badgers of Durant pulled another close one out of the bag tonight, winning a semi-final game from the Kansas State Teachers of Pittsburg, 37 to 36, and reach the final round of the annual National Intercollegiate basketball tournament. In the finals Saturday, the Durant Teachers, who had" won from Texas Tech of Lubbock in a second round game by the same score, 37-36, meet the Hamline university team of St. Paul, which won tonight from the high-geared Warrensburg, Mo., Teachers, 4527, in the other semi-final game. An air-tight defense hubbed by lanky Howard Schultz and John Norlandpr limited the Missouri Mules from Warrensburg to only two fiel'd goals in the last half, the pot-shots failing to drop with the regularity that gave the Missourians a 53-pbint game tournament average before this defeat. Lubbock Fliers Bow Out At TAAF Meet DALLAS, March 13. <jP>—Three service teams and Carr-Sweeney of Houston crashed into the semifinals' of the Texas Amateur Athletic federation basketball tournament tonight. Carr-Sweeney, boasting several Rice institute greats of other seasons, blasted the 83rd Air Base of Lubbock 69-34 to become the title favorite. It was the second display of terrific offensive strength by the Houston outfit which had entered the quarter-finals with a 67-45 victory over Sheppard Field of Wichita Falls. The Reception Center of Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells; North American Aviation of Grand Prairie, and Camp Berkeley of Abilene joined Carr-Sweeney in the semi-finals set for tomorrow afternoon. Camp Wolters nosed out Camp Wallace of Galveston 39-38, North American Aviation beat Dyches Corner of Denton 4644 and Camp Barkeley downed Montesana Grocers'of Dallas 6927. Camp Wolters will play North American Aviation and Carr- Sweeney will battle Camp Barkeley in the semi-finals. There will be a new champion, Gull Oil of Port Arthur, the defending titlist, losing to the Grocers 59-41 in the first round. The 83rd Air Base team from Lubbock advanced to the second round with a default over Carlisle Faculty of Price. 'DiMaggio Warms Up But Remains Out Of Contest By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 13—The world champion New York Yankees were one big happy family again today as Joltin" Joe DiMaggio cavorted in a Yankee uniform for the first time this spring. The long, lean centerfield, who came to an agreement last night in a $42,000 salary for the forthcoming season to make him the highest paid player now in baseball, prancing around in "pepper" | games, snagged balls at shortstop, third base and in the outfield. He crowded a lot of work into the two hours before the Yanks began an exhibition game with the Cincinnati Reds. Manager Joe McCarthy did not risk his valuable bric-a-brac by letting him pinch hit or even carry out the starting lineup to the umpires, but the impetus given the world champions by getting their holdout problems straightened out was noticeable. Two Changes Made The Yankees looked hale and hearty and their swagger told more eloquently than words that they believed they would be a cinch to remain at the top of the American League. The Yanks will have a couple of changes—Buddy Hassett at first base and Gerry Priddy at third— but essentially they expect to be about the same calibre as last season when they clinched the pennant at the earliest date in history. They have the same pitchers, with added age offset by an infusion of youth, the same catchers, the same superb sluggers in the outfield and the greatest second base combination in the game today. With an array like DiMaggio, Keller, Henrich, Gordon, Rizzuto, Dickey and the rest, the club probably could play a couple of humpty-dumpties on the fringes and finish ahead of most of their rivals. But the truth, sad as it may be to the rest of the league, is that the Yankees are sound if not solid at the corners. Surplus Of Pitchers Worries Card Boss ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 13. (IP)— It's pretty certain that Manager Billy Southworth of the Cardinals will be walking the floor all night when the time arrives ti> cut down the Redbird squad to midseason proportions. He has more pitching, talent than he possibly can carry but the surprisingly fine showing of several ambitious rookies promises to make this year's weeding out job tougher than usual. The present spring training staff includes 17 moundsmen, ten of whom are starting their first season with the Cards. Southworth has five lefties who together won 71 games last year, and if he should decide to break precedent and retain all of them it would give the Birds one of the stoutest southpaw corps ever assembled by a major league club. CUBS SMASH SOX LOS ANGELES, March 13. m Manager Jimmy Dykes sent three of his younger Chicago White Sox- pitchers against the Chicago Cubs today and the results were not encouraging. The Cubs won, 13 to 3. At least part of the National League's score was attributable to five Sox errors, but the Sox showed that Ed Weiiand. Orval Grove 2nd Joe Haynes had given up 16 hits, while three Cub hurlers allowed only seven. SENATORS CRUSH RED SOX SARASOTA, Fla., March 13. (JP> —After being held scoreless and hitless for live innings by Joe Dobson, the Washington Senators fell on Mace Bro%vn with terrific force in the seventh today to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 12-2. LAWN MOWERS GARDEN TOOLS HOSE . LOWEST PRICES SOUTHERN AUTO STORES, Inc. Lubbock, LilNefield, Brownfield Lifflefield Takes Own Track Meet LITTLEFIELD, Mar. 13 (Special) —Scoring 41.5 points, the well- balanced LHtlefield High school track and field team took honors in an invitation meet here this afternoon in which eight school teams participated. Levelland finished second with 27.3 points, and Lamesa third with 26.5. Robbins, Levelland sophomore, took individual honors, winning the 100-yard dash, the quarter- mile and the broad jump, and piling up 16.7 points. Benton of Sudan set a new Lamb county pole vault recor.d with a leap oi 10 feet 9 inches. Littlefield's relay team won both the 440-yard relay and the mile event. Other schools competing were Anton, Olton, Spring Lake, Sudan and Tahoka. HIGH KICKER—Russ Christopher, pitching prospect, rears back for a high, hard one at Philadelphia Athletics' training camp at Anaheim, fdaiou High Nine Defeats Roosevelt IDALOU, March 13 (Special)-^ In one of the first high school baseball games of the season, Idalou defeated Roosevelt, 14-13, here this afternoon. . Ray Downey pitched and E. H. Roberts caught for Idalou, while Alvie Joe Ater chunked, Jimmy Davis caught for the losers. DALLAS HOLDOUT SIGNS DALLAS, March 13. (IP) — Earl Bolyard, center fielder from Chattanooga, inked a contract with the Dallas Rebels of the Texas league today to leave oniy six players unsigned. Bolyard, who hit .296 and drove in 81 runs with the Southern association club last year, will take his first workout tomorrow. HORNSBY ADDS HOUSKA FORT WORTH, March 13. (*">— Rogers Hornsby bolstered his squad of Fort Worth Cats today by the addition of Frank Houska first baseman-outfielder. Houska was obtained from the Minneapolis club of the American association on option. Chuck Baron, the Cats' regular first baseman lost season, joined practice today, but eleven other players still are missing, Mangrum Takes "Victory Joust" PALM BEACH, Fla., March 13. W^-Lloyd Mangrum, youthful Chicago professional, swept the boards in the $4,350 Victory golf tournament today by taking first prize in the 36-hole medal competition and teaming with Poloist Michael G. Phipps to win the pro- amateur. Mangrum added a 67, just one over the course record, to his first day's 70 and the 36-hole 137 was good for the $400 first prize. He and Phipps knocked an even dozen strokes off par with a record-breaking 62 in the pro-amateur best-ball section of the tournament. As the winning pro, Mangrum received an additional.$1,000. Phipps, playing with a 10-hole handicap, helped his partner on four holes. Four strokes behind the winners in the pro-amateur came the teams of Charles V. McAdam of Greenwich, Conn., and Lawson Little of San Francisco and James W. Paul of Philadelphia and Herman Keiser of Akron, O. Jockey Arcaro Hurt In Four-Horse Spill MIAMI, March 13. (£>}—Eddie Arcaro, one of the nation's top jockeys, suffered a bruised and skinned right arm today i na spectacular four-horse spill during the running of the featured Indian River purse at Tropical Park. Arcaro was aboard the favorite Mrs. H. T. Archibald's Boston Man, which went down along with Wexler and Shargrin's Red Dock, Harold S. Clark's Royal Man and George Brook's Cadmium. Mrs. J. Eitinger's Sir Malboro, an 8-1 outsider, won the race. ' Two of the other jockeys suffered minor injuries. Nick Wall, riding Royal Man, wound up with a sore spine, and Billie Thompson, piloting Cadmium, wrenched his neck. Sterling Young, who rode Red Dock, was able to carry out his riding assignment in the next race. Royal man, one of the better handicap horses during the past two years, came out of the spill with a broken leg and. had to be destroyed. FRED PERRY QUITS SAN FRANCISCO, March 13 WV^Fred Perry,, former British Davis Cup ace, has been lost to the touring professional tennis group due to a bursitis condition m his elbow, advance man AI En- ms; was advised today. His place will be taken by Lester Stoefen of Los Angeles. Brin 3 Your Tire Purchase Ccrliffcatei io Ui for STAR TIRES oea Our Authorized Government Tire 32 X 9 10 Hy $ Olher Sizes Proportionally Low. 28 57 flat Til DRYER & LEE OIL CO. 13fh and Ave. J Lubbock, Texas Phone 4615 Racing's Most Ballyhooed Boy Wonder Retired By SID FEDER Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, March 13 — The crown prince of racing's royal family has abdicated. • From the hlue grass came word that they've decided to hang up Sky Haider's racing plates and put the dark bay beauty on a pension on Sonny Whitney's stud farm. Thus ends the biggest build-up handed a horse since your milk company decided it was a good advertising stunt to dress its wagon-haulers in fur coats and galoshes. It was ballyhoo that started before he left his mother's apron-strings and wound up giving the two-buck bettor a severe pain in the pocket, because the Raider couldn't read his press notices. Such Parents, Too And with the end of the brief career of one of the best-bred babies ever to come out of Kentucky —he reached the post exactly three times in two years—it is evident that thoroughbred breeding and matching blood-lines is still strictly a matter of making ten the hard way. Either the dice hit or they miss. Papa may be king and mama may be qiieenie, but Sonny Boy is strictly on his own. For, in case you've forgotten, Sky Raider's daddy was the one- and-only Man O'War. His mama was Top Flight, the best mare ever to answer a starter's "come on." Their long-egged little bundle arrived in 1338, and since it was their first, the drums started to beat all by themselves. It was that much of a natural. First came the problem of a proper name for him. A metropolitan New York newspaper acting on the theory that this was too big a job lor one man, undertook a public contest to decide it. The Sky Raider tag was the result. All during his yearling year the tubs continued to thump with estimates as to just how he'd make 'em all look like platers when they turned him loose. Whirlaway Was First He failed to round into racin<* form all during his two-year-old season, however. Last year, at three, he finally got to the post on June 14 in a maiden race at Aqueduct, but by that time Whirl- away, one of the neighbor's kids, had picked up just about all the marbles. The crown prince finished second by just a whisker in his first try It was more than three weeks before he came back again, and tms time at Empire, he splashed home m the mud. Weeks later he repeated the win in his onlv other ze "hfv^ l hat ' they couldn 't gei. back there to run. So now they say they're retiring him to stud. Down the Tn 3 ! 3 P16Ce> is his bi S «d daddy In the same neck of the woods mama zs having her oats. Maybe they U be close enough to tell should bs Dodgers Buy Billy Sullivan Of Tigers 13 D £S N t- B £ ACff ' Fl '«- Mar. 13. (W—Rookie Catcher Liff Dapper Who was slated to understudv Mickey Owen with Brooklyn this season appeared headed for the No. 3 slot today when the Dodger! n " C ~ the P ur chase of veter- Sullivan from Detroit YANKS WIN AGAIN ' Fla - -March sso and Roc *ie P ltche d the New to th«r second shutout today, a 2-0 vie iT ° Ver ,l he C ''™nnati Reds It was the third win in a row for the world champions, who fast^?? b - eCn ^° red on j " thel? wst 28 innings of exhibition play. SWIM~MEET~SET - ? A -^ LAS> March 13 - (-^-Ninety individual entrants had been received at tonight's deadline for the Southwestern Amateur Athletic union swimming and diving cham- Fu 0 "^ 1 ", 1 ? 3 to be hcid tomorrow at the Dallas Athletic club. Groups to be represented: University of Texas varsity and freshmen; Baylor university; Southern Methodist university; DAC; the Fort Worth and Dallas YMCA's- A and JM varsity and freshmen; and University Park. Buy A Defense Bond TODAYI Lubbock, Texas Pvt. Sturm Catches On Fast By NED NORDNESS Wide World Feature* JEFFERSON BARRACKS, Mo. March 13.—A. handsome, well- built young man, just three hours in the army, marched briskly into the commanding officer's headquarters; saluted smartly and announced: "Pvt. John Sturm reporting, sir." Fifteen .minutes later every officer at Jefferson Barracks reception center had the word of commanding officer Lt. Col. John D. Eason that Johnny Sturm, late of the World Champion New York Yankees, was "every inch a soldier." "I felt that as long as I was going to be a soldier I wanted to be a good one,"-Sturm said simply when reminded of the incident. "Baseball taught me to do my best; it's no different in the army. I was told that Col. Eason was a stickler for military courtesy. So when I was ordered to report I inquired first as to the proper approach for a private." Sturm, on the detached enlisted men's list at Reception Center, is engaged in public relations and recreation work. He coaches basketball, soccer and other sports and aids in conducting stage shows. Will Pilot Camp Team This summer if he's not transferred, Sturm will manage the center's baseball team. They hope to play major league foes several games. Managing and playing with an ft) PVT. JOHN STURM Army ball club is a far cry from playing first base with the Yankees, of course, but at that Johnny is not dissatisfied. "In my six years of baseball I was fortunate enough to reach the top. I haven't given up any more than countless fellows now working for Uncle Sam. All these men have given up their jobs, postponed careers." Sturm says he has it easier than most of the men. "I've traveled around the country, mixed with other persons con- Texas PGA Open And Cup Matches "On" At Texarkana Borger High Claims Girls Cage Crown BORGER, March 13. (XP time the opposition got one point, Borger's Redbirds made two—so the girls from the Plains country are state high school basketball champions. Meaning Borger rolled up an average of almost 38 points per game and the opposition 19. The Redbirds captured 32 of 33 tilts this year and" at the present time own a consecutive-game winning streak of 27. Their.lone defeat was.in mid- December but the girls don't feel so bad about that. They later avenged the loss by trouncing their conquerors. The Redbirds scored 1,248 points —more than a point a minute— while holding their opponents to 642. Pacing the charge of the Redbirds to state laurels were Delores Vann, who dropped in 473 points; Pauline Taylor, who was chosen queen of the state tournament at Hillsboro, with 415 markers, and Pauline Boylan, who flipped in 281 points despite the fact that she did not play every game. Star of the defense was Helen Miller, named to the All-Star team, while Margaret Newman and Julia Ensor, a couple of juniors, rounded out the guard trio. Next year all \yill be back except Misses Boylan and Taylor. JINX HITS INDIANS CLEAR WATER, Fia., March 13. 0P)—Friday the 13th'struck the Cleveland Indians baseball camp today to send Manager Lou Boudreau to bed with a sore throat and Rookie Catcher Otto Denning to the sidelines with a bone-chip in the third finger of his throwing hand. CULLENBINE IN LINE' DE LAND, Fla., March 13. W>— There was _ a rosier hue around the St. Louis Browns camp today. Hard hitting Roy Cullenbine signed and worked out. Glenn McQutllen, outfielder up from Toledo, continued to pound the ball over the fences. Joe Hart Succeeds Milner At Austin EL PASO, March 13. — Hart, physical training director of Austin (El Paso) High school, will oe head football coach replacin"- W. J. Milner, who accepted the assistant coaching job with Jack Curtice at Texas Mines. • Jewell Wallace, El Paso High school coach, also resigned this week to accept a similar job at Greenville. The city's third high school coach, Guy Davidson of Bowie, is seeking a political office. Jim Wardy of Texas Mines was selected by Hart as assistant at Austin. TRACTOR TIRE OWNERS ATTENTION SANDERS We can vulcanize all »ixe Irac- lor lires and you don'5 have to wsii. Bring them In today. DALLAS, March 13. (ff) — The Texas PGA Open and the Texas Cup matches, blue ribbon events of golf in this state, will be held after all. Officials oE the Texas Professional Golfers association said today a previous decision had been reversed and that the Open and cup matches would be staged over the Texarkana Country club course May 7 to 10. Built around a charity and defense bond angle, the PGA will open May 7 with a professional sweepstakes affair, i,. G. Wilson, PGA official, announced. Fifty per cent of all entry fees will- be contributed to charity. Cup Maiches May 10 May 8 the first 36 holes of the open will be played, these qualifying rounds also to be used for naming the state's representatives in the National PGA tournament. The final 36 holes of the open will be played May 9 with the cup matches on May 10. The twelve low professionals will make up the team to contest the amateurs, who will be selected by a committee headed by Roy Munger of Dallas. Two hundred and fifty dollars of the entry fees and receipts will be given to a Texarkana cause, probably the defense guard. Forty per cent of the $3,000 purse will be distributed among the winners in defense bonds. Dr. Alden Coffey of Fort Worth has contributed a trophy for the winner of the Open. Aggie Baseballers Even Sooner Series COLLEGE STATION, March 13. (if>) —The Texas Aggie evened their baseball series with the University of Oklahoma with a 17 to 11 win today. It was a ragged game, the Ag- gies getting five runs off one hit and the Sooners four runs off a single hit. Walks, errors, wild pitches, balks, passed balls and a steal home accounted for the big scores. Garden was credited with the win and Pringle with the loss. BABE WINS AGAIN SAN FRANCISCO, March 13.— W)—Mildred Babe Didrickson Zaharias won the San Francisco Women's match play open golf championship for the second straight year, scoring an 11 and 10 victory today over Barbara Beach Thompson of Los Angeles. A's CLUB PIRATES ANAHEIM, Calif., March 13. (IP) —The Philadelphia Athletics smashed out 16 hits today for a stantly, so this Itfe is not entirely strange ti> me. As a rule most of these fellows haven't ranged far from home, the environment is new and for a time hard on them." Says Lieut. Thomas J. Flanagan cf the reception center's public relations department: "Sturm hasn't asked for a single favor, doesn't want any shown him. He's (By TJie Associated Press) ........... ^o TULSA, March 13.—The Uni- modest and quiet. He takes his versity of Tulsa's 1942 football regular turn at scrubbing the of- prospects, suffered a jarring blow fice. Of course he makes his own today when Ted Weems, 200- bunk and does other routine pound triple threat back, joined chores." tne air corps. TO A /» • 1 •"MV.J- .tuft. <1 t »v V IVUllUb ci L 12 to 6 victory over the Pittsburgh Garden. Colan •fJ2ITtCS. ' Still Gets Fan Mail Sturm, the St. Louis boy who volunteered right after his marriage and was the first married major league ball player to join the army, still receives fan mail'. Recently an 18-year-old admirer at Forest Hills, N. Y., sent him a scrap book which recorded by picture and news clippings Sturm's career from Louisville through two years at Kansas City and his 1941 season at New York, complete with the World Series. Neatly preserved in the back were pages for 1942. "I thought you would like to have this now that you are in the army," the youth wrote. "Like it! You could almost detect tears in Sturm's voice. "It's one of the nicest presents I've ever received. "I've played on three championship teams the last three seasons that space for 1942 is reserved for the greatest championship team of all." i _ _ Fifty Teams Likely To Enter National AAU Cage Tourney DENVER, March 13. W)—Prior- A^T^u 65 ? Not for the National AAU basketball tournament. Already 48 teams from 23 states have signed up for the field goal scramble that goes on lor a week beginning Sunday. Entries in the mail may boost the list to better than 50. "It's amazing to us," said Wil, ar £^; Greim> National AAU'bas- ketball chairman. "We thought sure that the war and curtailed transportation would cut Ihe field down to about 35 to 40 teams "We have 12 from the Pacific Coast section alone, more than in any of the seven other Nationals held here." Teams are traveling here from as far away as the Naval Air school at Pensacola, Fla., Shreveport, La., Seattle and Midland Mich. ' So far the Middle Atlantic area hasn t nominated any contestants but places in the bracket have been kept open for the New York and Adirondack tournament winners. Hollywood Twentieth century victor in 40 of 44 games this season, will defend its national title and is bracketed with the Phillips 66 Oilers of Oklahoma and Denver Legion in popular esteem. Georgia Rooters To Greet 'New Sinkwich' ATHENS, Ga., March 13 UP) — Greater than Frankie Sinkwich " yodeled some University of Georgia partisans when Charley Trippi tore the turf in spring training — and tomorrow the Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) freshman gets his chance to convince the skeptics. He'll be measured by an Ail- American yardstick, for when Coach Wallace Butts winds up drills for the Orange Bowl champions with Georgia's annual "G- Day" game, Trippi will be directly opposite Frankie the fireball Both are to play tailback—the position from which broken-jaw Frankie fought his way to All-America honors as a junior last season — and no less than 1,500 goggle-eye-l students and alumni arc expected to pile into Sanford stadium to see wjiat's what. . GOLAN WINS EASILY NEW YORK, March 13. w> — Exploding a smashing assortment of-fistic bombs on his rival's chin i\r ^ V ?• floored Jimmy Webb five times in less than two minutes tonight and stopped the handsome Houston Irishman in two rounds at '- " Tulsa Gives Up Ted Weeitis To Army Air Corps Weems will be sent to Sheppard Field at Wichita Falls for three weeks of preliminary training and hopes to be assigned to the air force technical training command. He was a sensational sophomore in the Rice Institute backfield in 1940 and was described by Rice Coach Jess Neely as one of the best football players he had ever seen. Last year, Weems transferred to Tulsa and worked with the freshman squad. He has two more years of .varsity eligibility. "There goes a big chunk of our football team," remarked Backfield Buddy Brothers. Weems, a good kicker, pass catcher and pass receiver and a great runner, just recently turned 21 and has not yet been classified for selective service. His wife is a junior stenographer in the AFTTC. 4 Carroll Benson Tt) Coach Spur Bulldogs SPUR, March 13 (Special)—Carroll Benson, for the past two years head coach at Merkel High school, has been named head coach and athletic director at Spur ' High school. Benson, who succeeds Woodrow Duckworth as head coach here probably wilt assume his new duties to conduct a spring training camp. . At Merkel, Benson coaches his teams to 16 victories in 19 games, winning the District 6-A championship last fall. Merkel was defeated by Brownfield in bi-district Play. At a meeting of District 4-A coaches and officers this week, the following conference schedule was determined for Spur in the 1942 race: Oct. 17—Matador at Spun Oct. 23—Rails at Spur Oct. 30—Spur at Lockney. Nov. 6—Spur at Crosbyton. Nov. 11—Padutah at Spur Nov. 26—Floydada at Spur Superintendent E. E. Hancock of Rails was elected chairman of the Distnct 4-A executive committee; H. P. Clemmons of Lockney, vice- chairman, and Principal A. N. Boyd of Rails, secretary. The meet- mg was held at Matador. .Buy A Defense Bond TODAYI PAWN BROKERS MONEY On Anything ot Value PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up lo 50% on unredeemed Diamonds, Walcho, eic. 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