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y^ : : '.^JSWSSJ'SJHJ -^r- ^ - -' _ ~^~^^ «—'o^^oS^SI ?£^ Morning Avalanche; Page 8 Tuesday, March 17, 1942 £S!Sgj'g l ':^;^^.^re'^^ A C C U COMPL-ET-E _ Mr. Mack Turns Clock Back t Connie Mack is as much grandfaiher as he is manager to young-" 1 sters Lou Blair. left, and Russ Christopher at A's ifaining^amp. $titeler Is Named (Waco High Coach Corpus Christi's Mentor Offered Paul Tyson's Job f . (By The Assoclatea Press) '. WACO, March 16.—Harry Stiteler, 32-year old coach of Corpus Christ! High school was elected head football coach at Waco to- pight to succeed Paul Tyson. * Stiteler's election came after a two-hour session of school board trustees. I Training Starts Next Week ,. Superintendent R. H. Brister, in making the announcement, said that every member of the board J/as completely satisfied with the flection. « "We feel that we are getting one J>f the best football men in the jjountry for the place," the superintendent declared. "Stiteler is a tip-top man in every respect and J know that he will get the job pone in his new position." I Stiteler will come to Waco Wednesday to complete final arrangements. Spring training at Waco {iigh is expected to begin the first Of next week. * To Sign Fiva-Year Contract ' * Stiteler is serving out his con- pact at Corpus Christi, but local school board officials announced that he had a verbal understand- mg'with officials of the coast city and that he assured Wacoans he would accept the post if it was offered to him. ? Brister did not announce that Stiteler's salary would be, but it \vas understood the 'hew coach will get around 54,000 a year. He will Sign a five-year contract. t Stiteler started coaching ten years ago. His teams have won 98 games; lost 11 and tied four His Corpus Christi team won the state title in 1938. * Tyson had been coach at Waco lor 28 years, and his teams had long been among the top elevens Of the state. He was fired last week By the Waco school board. Jexas Longhorn Nine Drops Sooners, 10-8 i AUSTIN, March 16. (iP) — The Y mV , ei ?, ity of Texas Longhorn baseballers, near-perennial cham- . Qions of the Southwest conference opened their 1942 season today •with a 10-8 victory over Oklahoma University's Sooners. , The Oklahomans, however, scor- «d six runs before the Steers man- a -I e <£ a ^ tal{y in toe thir d- In the sixth, the Longhorns added five to knot the count, when the Soon- ers went ahead by two but the Steers added three in the seventh and one in the eighth. The clubs again tomorrow. ENDS HOLDOUT SIEGE LAKELAND, Fla., March 16. yp>—Rudy York, Detroit Tiger first baseman, ended his long holdout siege tocfey by signing his 1942 contract Senators Crush Dodgers, 10-1 1 R (By The Assoclat«d Press) £ BEACH . ^a., March Washington Senators, u ii "1 "a^uLusLun senators, hottest team in the Florida grapefruit circuit right now, held Brooklyn to five singles today and pr, I<; J, 0 ^ «,« Na ti onal league crushed the champs, 10 to 1. } At 79, Connie Can Recall Lots Of Fond Memories By ROBERT MYEHS Wido World Fetiiires ANAHEIM, Calif., March 16 — The old boy is 79 years old, but he can shift his mental gears forward or reverse with fluid eas«. His name is Connie Mack. At this moment he was sitting in the sun, mind-grazing over distant yester-yoars. Back 25 and 30 years ago when his great Athletics were knocking their way through baseball's hall of fame. The great Rube Waddell, Eddie Collins, Homerun Baker, Chief Bender, Eddie Plank, Stuffy McInnis. Baseball fans love these old heroes. They were proteges of Connie Mack. He loves them too. ' "That was the greatest club of them all." Mr. Mack—he's one of the very few men in baseball who rate that Mister title—was talking about that team he collected in 1910. He won four American league pennants and three world series championships with it. "Yes, it was quite a blow when we lost that 1914 series." That was the time the Philadelphia A's bowed to Boston. It was such a blow that Mr. Mack broke up his team, and waited until 1929 before he won another pennant and another World Series. That Big Seventh Which brought him, in his reminiscing, more up to date, and up to Al Simmons and the 1929 series with Chisago. "The games were two and one in favor of the Athletics, but they were trailing by eight runs going into the seventh inning. "My boys," said Mr. Mack, and youd love the way he says "My boys," "scored 10 runs. And while we still had another game to win, we beat those Cubs and won the series in that seventh inning." While he was talking, a broad- shouldered, suntanned athlete walked up. It was Al Simmons. Mr. Mack," he interrunfd shall we start hitting 'em?" Mr.' Mack nodded, and Simmons hurried away. Big Al Simmons is grey around the temples. He's somewhere aroun 40 years old But he still addresses his chief as Mister." "Simmons," the chief confided, was the best player in a pinch I ever had." You recall that Simmons was one of the heroes of that seventh inning splurge. There's a lot of affection between the manager Mack and his coach, Al Simmons. He's Total Abstainer Mr Mack is no volunteer preacher, but on invitation he'll give a few suggestions to any youth about physical condition Regular hours and pursuit of some activity that fits an individual's ,°m^ ph 7T?i cha racteristics make up part of the Mack code. He didn't mention smoking or drinking, but he could have He does neither, and never has in the • years he's been in baseball. Back to his recoUections and °P I " 10 " S - His storehouse is full oi doth. — 6 S™ St te!U 5 s he ever saw rsaitimore, from 1893 to icnn i!-' S leader ship from 1906 to to A" 15 -™ 1 ?.*'^ 08 f ™m 1910 SOX WIN IN 12TH SARASOTA, Fla., March 16 (IF) —The Boston Red Sox and New York Giants toiled 12 innings today before the American leaguers won 2 to 1. CHISOX STOP CUBS PASADENA, Calif., March 16 A's Defeated Again; Siebert In Spotlight , a -' March 16 - w Philadelphia Athletics dropped another exhibition game tod- day this tame to Hollywood of the Pacific coast league 4-1, but the big news in training camp was the bert mvolvui S holdout Dick Sie- i In the first communication since repecting Manager Connie Mack's bonus contract offer, Siebert requested that his spiked shoes be sent to him at St. Paul. Since ball players lurnished their own shoes it WPS generally believed that the first baseman either intends to sftay out this year, or wants to •work put at home preparatory to reporting. ! The Big Ten sccring record in a basketball game is 69 points scor- tW by Pardue against Indiana in 1,937. SDIPLE, SCIENTIFIC, TERRIFIC Xew Gaae of Jij Tir.e BASEBALL 9 innicis in 29 ram- TED VERXON 15<: By Mail Z-3S03 ------ -~- ***l v*«A*i., AVlcUUll J.Q W— Perhaps upset by losing the first two exhibition games of the season, Manager Jimmy Dykes called on three o£ his best Chicago White Sox pitchers today, and came up with a 5 to 2 win over the Chicago Cubs. INDIANS BEST BBAVES SANFORD, Fla., March 16 , ., — The Cleveland Indians shelled three of the Boston Braves' travel- weary pitchers for a 9-1 triumph today before a slim crowd of 176 cash customers. The Braves ended a 263-mile bus ride from Miami just before game-time. CONN INDUCTED NEW YORK, March 16. (/F) — Billy Conn, leading contender for heavyweight champion Joe Louis' crown, was inducted into the Army as a private today and immediately was sent to Fort Wadsworth on Staten island. Buy A Defense Bond TODAYI As for himself, he "would live ".e same life he's seen if he could do it all over. Correction: there's one change he'd make The one thing I would want changed would be to do my work- better than I have this time/' Cooperation In Sugar Repurchasing Asked _ With the prospect of early reg- istrahon of all persons for sueir rationing, Lufabock county rationing board Monday urged that residents cooperate in the "sugar repurchase program." Four days of registration will be required and dates will be announced, presumably within a few said 370,000 pieces^f^Uerarure necessary _ to sugar rationing had been received, in the office of Ed D. Allen, county clerk. Each home must have no more than two pounds of sugar for each member of the family Son registration day, Lavender said. Quota per person for each week has not been Lavender said also that Mark McGee state rationing administrator, had informed the board a ceiling had been placed upon used tires and tubes. GLAMOR GLOVEMAN—This Js the snarl of Abe Simon, huge c h a llenger of heavyweight champion Pvt. Joe Louis. The two meet for Army Relief Fund at Madison square Garden, March 27. Fortunately, Joe doesn't scare easily. -K * -K At Least Simon Has Confidence By SID FEDER Associated Press Sports Writer SUMMIT, N. J, March 16 — You'd think that after a fellow got slapped in the face by a meat cleaver for the better part of an evening, he'd be slightly less than hilarious about taking a second whirl at it. But "Our Abraham" Simon is quite pleased at the prospect. The dainty dreadnaught from Long Island isn't pooh-poohing Joe Louis as he rounds into shape tor his second session with the Bomber in Madison Square Garden a week from Friday, But he figures he took Joe's Sunday shots tor 13 rounds a year ago in Detroit and lived, so then, what is there to worry about? In fact, he can't think of a nicer thing that could happen to him right now than to get a crack at the h e a v y w eight championship and help build up a pot for the Army emergency relief fund at the same time. It 'may be that as's happy about it because (A) he's a bridegroom and CB) he recently lost his appendix, which, le says made him faster and put lim in better condition than for :he first go-round with the head man. 'Til say this," he pointed out after polishing off ten. rounds of sparring and calesthenics today. 'I'm more confident now than I was then and that doesn't mean !'m trying to bolster my courage. And_I know Joe's not the murderer he's cracked up to be." .Purdue has averaged more than a point a minute rn Big Ten competition m five out of the ]a<=t six seasons. Bring Your Tire Purchase Certificates to Us for" STAE TIRES oee Our Aulhorized Gov«nm 5nt Tire faspeclorl X 10 Ply Other Sizes Proportionally Low. DRYER 8 LEE OIL CO. 13th and Ave. J Lubbock, Texas Phone 4613 TEXAS BOXEHS TIE LSU AUSTIN, March 16. (/Pj — The University of Texas boxing team tied the Louisiana State fighters in a dual meet today, 4 to 4 In a previous match, LSU defeated the Texas maulers. Winners for Texas were George Porter, Hubert Dean, Duval Cotton and Bill Allen. LSU winners were Clyde Harger, Tommy Dale Leon Andrews and a forfeit in the heavyweight division. Officers Nominated For Girls' Dormitory Officers for 1942-43 in girls dormitory No. 2 were nominated Monday night. Election will be conducted Friday to decide the various officers. Nominations were as follows: Elizabeth Young of Westbrook Opal Thacker of McLean and Wilma Ruth Forbis of Wellington president; Kathryn Weeth of Vernon and Helen Ruth West of L e v e Hand, vice president: Erlene Dowell of Quail. 1 Anna Katheryn Davenport of Memphis and Ruth Loflin of Rails, secretary; Madge Lawrence of Pampa, Maxine Craddock of Robert Les and Bertie Jo Shell of R;ills, finance chairman. Georgia Sue Wharton of Fort Worth, Francis Collier of Rails and Mackie Porter of Galveston, representative to the Association of Women Students; Dorothy McCarter of Corsicana, Julia Parker of Eastland and Francis Dcen of Sweet water, senior representative; Hope Hennington of Slaton and Genevjeve Decker of Childress, junior representative, and John Mize May Be Ready When Giants Summon By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sporls Writer MIAMI, Fla., March 16 (#) _Probably the biggest, question about the New York Giants, measured either in pounds or perplexity, is John Mize, their hulking first baseman. The big fellow whom the Giants obtained from the. St. Louis Cardinals last winter, brought a bad shoulder with him as a tribute of the trading ingenuity of Branch Rickey and for awhile this spring nobody knew whether he would do the faltering Giants any good or not. Now it appears that he will. Mize's trouble was diagnosed as a tendon which slipped out of place in his right shoulder. It didn't bother him during the winter and he" figured he was well. When he started practice down here it caused trouble and after a doctor had taped it back in place it broke loose again. Takes It Easy Manager Mel Ott ordered him to give his shoulder plenty of rest and as a result his only appearance in a game until last Saturday was one trip as a pinch hitter against Brooklyn Dodgers in Havana. Even though he went back to regular duty over the week-end, he still is under instructions to take his throwing easy. But there have been no restrictions placed on his batting and yesterday he made four hits in four chances. "I feel better now that I have in a long time," Mize affirmed today. If Mize comes along all right the Giants will have enough punch to create a commotioon in the National League. Texas Tech Golfers Win Opening Meet - Texas Tech's golf team, captained fay Jack Walker, defeated the San Antonio university'team in a dual meet at Lubbock Country club yesterday to open the intercollegiate season for both schools. Coach J. W. Jackson's Red Raiders won, 10% points to V&, the matches being decided on the "nassau" scoring system — one point for each nine, one point for the 18 holes. In doubles, the San Antonio team of Stanley Callahan and Newton Brown defeated Jack Walker and Vester Lee Smith 3-0, and the Tech team of Carroll Claiborne and Rodney Spencer won from Jack Hastings and Charles Post, 3-0. Walker defeated Callahan, the state junior golf champion, 2-1 while Brown evened things for San Antonio with a 3-0 victory over Spencer. Claiborne put Tech ahead with a 2'.A->.4 win over Post while Smith was defeating Hastings 3-0 in another singles match. Walker was even with par in winning from Callahan, and Claiborne was one over par. The Texas Tech team has matches scheduled with Texas WeslRyan, North Texas State Teachers Rice and Balyor, dates of which are to be announced later. The Tech team also will compete m the Border conference championship tournament. HARMON TO SPEAK CORSICANA, March 16 (<P) — Maj. General Hubert R. Harmon, commanding officer of the Gulf Coast Air Corps Training center will be principal speaker at dedicatory ceremonies for the primary flight training school of air activities of Texas Thursday morning. PROGRESS IN FIGHTING COFFEYVILLE, Kas., March 16. (>F)—An Osage Indian was introducing his family to a visitor the other day. "I am Brave Eagle," he said. This is my son. Fighting bird ... And this is my grandson, Four- Mo tored-B omb er." Lubbock, Texas/ Upsets MarkAAUCage Meet TNT^'KTTTTTIT'* •«*•_ » n. t* ._. _ fj\ M . BUSINESS GAIN SHOWN NEW YORK, March 16 (<P)—The General electric Co. today reported new business booked in 1941 totaled 1,132,837,258, a 73 per cent increase over the previous record total booked in 1940. Buy A Defense Bond TODAYI Anna Baker of Amarillo and Helen Davis of Childress, sophomore representative. TRACTOR TIRE OWNERS ATTENTION We can vulcanize all siie tractor tires and you don't havs io wait. Bring fhem in loday. DENVER, March 26 (JP>—Teams^ from six states, including one of the eight seeded teams today were spun out of the National AAU basketball tournament, biggesl varsity show of the hardwood anywhere. Victim of the first major overthrow of the 35th. meet was the Morris Dickson team of Shreye- port, La., a quarter!inalist' last year, which lost to the Chicago Y Clippers; a team of fast-stepping Poles, 50 to 40, in a second round game. Approximately 6,000 turned up at the city auditorium tonight when play was interrupted lor a vivid parade of more than 400 basketball players in glittering uniform across the playing floor. Jack .McCracken, coach and guard of the Denver Legion team, was awarded a olaaue bv the Rocky Mountain AAU as the Region's outstanding athlete of 1941. McCracken, once an Oklahoma City high school star, is competing in his 13th national tournament. Earlier another seeded team, Golden State of Oakland, romped into Wednesday's t ii i r d round, crushing Denver Royal Arcanum 56 to 14. Phillips U. Bealen Colorado college unleashed a triphammer attack in the second half to blast Phillips university of Enid, Okla., 49 to 35. Duane Quamme, all-Rocky Mountain conference forward and scoring champion for the C. C. Tigers, pumped 20 points to 13 for Phillips' Raymond Jones. In another upset the Fort Collins, Colo., White Palace team, built around Colorado and Wyoming college players, eliminated Los Angeles Aero Tech 44 to 37 in a second round contest. Ouachita college of Arkadelphia, Ark., beat Greeley, Colo., State, Rocky Mountain conference champion, 48 to 43. Denver university, which didn't have much luck in Big Seven conference competition this season, enjoyed a scoring feast at the expense of Friends university, Wichita, Kas., 59 to 32. A big height advantage in its score-making line helped Salt Lake City Eckers to a 64-49 decision over .Arizona's only contestant, the Phoenix Marstons. Preston Brimhall, scoring 21 points, paced Ricks college o£ Rexburg, Idaho, to a 58-49 triumph against Southwestern Tech of AVeatherford, Okla., competing in this meet for the 23rd consecutive year. Alsab Adds Weight For Derby Effort MIAMI, Fla., March 16. W) — Alsab, the streamlined race horse, is picking up weight for his supreme effort in the Kentucky Derby. "He'll weigh 50 or 75 ponds more in the Derby than he did when he ran in the Widener March 7," Owner Al Sabath said today. Alsab has been resting since "the Widener. He will be shipped soon to Churchill Downs to begin active preparation for the Derby. SANDERS TIRE CO. 1315 AVE. H We Vulcatme All Size Tires DIAL S306 PAWN BROKERS MONEY On Anything of Value PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up to 50% on unredeemed Diamondf.. Walchesr elc. Licensed and Bonded tubboch.Texa» New York Metropolitan Tourney Starts— West Texas State Teachers Opens Bid Tonight Champ Southwest Swimming Doesn't Know Just How Fast He Is DALLAS, March 16 (/P) — A black-haired son of Erin—little Danny Green—is the Southwest's outstanding swimmer but, says his coach, the boy doesn't yel know how fast he can go. Danny, who two years ago was competing with the other kids around Dallas parks, Saturday night realized his -ambition by beating Bobby Taylor of Texas A &-M. for the Adolf Kiefer tro phy, e m b 1 ematic of sectional swimming greatness. Taylor was the defending champion. "He doesn't know what he can really do," enthused Wally Hof- fritcher, who teaches Green as coach at the Dallas Athletic club Danny is 16. "Danny is a great competitor — the type of boy who does better when the opposition is stronger. I predict he will be one qf the great swimmers of the nation." May Enter Nationals The Dae- coach plans to take Green to the National AAU indoor meet at Yale university in April if Danny can get his 440- yard free style time down to 4:52. Hoffrichter thinks that would put Green right up with the best. Danny competed at St. Louis last year, winning fourth in the 400 meters and fifth in the 800 But, Hoffrichter added, Danny didn't realize until he had raced that he could rank with the best of them. "The boy cut eight seconds off nis best time in the qualifying heat and eight more in the finals ° the coach said. ' ' Green's triumph for the Kiefer trophy came in the Southwestern AAU meet here with times of 2'15.7 for the 220 and 4:58.2 in the 440, both new records. TO TALK WAR PROBLEMS FORT WORTH, March 16. (U.PJ— The .texas Press association will devote its state convention in Waco June 11-13 to problems asir- mg from the war. Rufus F. Higgs Stephenville, program chairman! advised the executive committee m session here Sunday to the effect. Dave Warren, Panhandle, is association president. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! 1942 Values 2-Pc. Bed feature LIVING ROOM SUITES Just arrived in the new season colors, Red, Wine, Rust, Blue and Velours. Choice of three shades in Tapestry See ihese style variation featured at— $69.50 - $79.50 $89.50 HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE COMPANY - 1212 AVENUE H. (By The Associated Press) NEW YORK, March 15. — Long Island university, representative in the Metropolitan Invitation basketball tournament in each of the event's five years, opens a bid for its second title tomorrow at Madison Square Garden: The sophomor e-dominated blackbirds, beaten only by Tennessee and DePaul in 27-games this season, matches their height and shooting ability against a West Virginia outfit that has wort 18 out of 22 contests. West Texas State Teachers college, winner of the Border conference crown and 28 out of 30 games, tangles with Creighton's Missouri Valley conference co- titleholders in the nightcap. Buy A Defense Bond -TODAYI MlllTARV STYLE !§ Stephens' "Your Department Store" 903 Broadway 1210 Ave. H. LAWN MOWERS GARDEN TOOLS HOSE LOWEST PRICES SOUTHERN AUTO STORES, inc. Lubbock, Lilllefield, Brownfield

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