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Foge 6 Wednesday, March 18, T942 Lubbock Morning Avalanche l__P^^T" |—| AC C u KXj;^' M 'T^?p S pff L-ET--E !'on Ekes Out 59-58 Win Over Buffaloes (ByTh; Associa NEW YORK, Mar. 17— Creighton, the Missouri Valley conference's defensive- minded co- champions, turned on unexpectec offensive power tonight to eliminate the highly regarded West Texas State Teachers five, 59 to 53, in the firs; round of the Metro p o I i tan Invitation basketball tournament at Madisoorf Square Rollicking Rube William Still Flirts With Danger ^ir:*d.& Ttr_ u ij t-«__»_. ** *-^ Garden. Defeat of the lanky Texans completed the downfall of two of the tournament favorites before a crowd of 16,585. Long Island, last year's winner, bowed to West Virginia, 58 to 49, in overtime in the first game. The Missouri valley boys had to stave off a great closing rally after leading, 30-18, at the intermission and 49-34 with 10 minutes to play. From there on, West Texas went to town behind the shooting of six foot, 10 inch Charlie Halbert and Price Brookfield. Creighton, with Ed Beisser controlling the ball off the backboard and Dick Nolan directing the offensive play, gave a great exhibition of ball handling through the first half. Julane Selects Claude Simons NEW ORLEANS, March 17 (ff) President Rufus C. Harris of Tulane university announced tonight that Claude "Little Monk" Simons Jr., backfield coach, had been promoted to head football coach to fill the_ vacancy created by the resignation Saturday of Lowell "Hed" Dawson. ' Simons graduated from Tulane In 1935 after starring in football, basketball, baseball and track. After three years as head football coach at Transylvania college in Kentucky, during which time he took a master's degree at the Uni£5 rS £ y , ° f Kentu cky, he joined the Tulane staff as heard basketball coach and assistant football coach. ' He moved up to the position of Varsity backfield coach when Glenn Seidel resigned in 1940 to enter business. * ^ r - Harris announced Charles Kucker, line coach and former Tulane football captain who has been a member of the staff since 1936, had been promoted to the post of-first assistant. Wide World Feature LLANO, March 17—Rube Williams, polo's eternal freshman, is polishing his boots and saddle foi his 17th season, his enthusiasm unchecked, his zest for hard riding and hard swinging unslacked. Despite the fact that Williams is reported_ to be the record holder for broken bones in polo he shows no indication of slowing down. Now 49 he siiU pace's the dash and fire that once caused Will .Rogers — who knew his polo — to label him "the best dog-gone back in the world." Williams recently returned to his Llano County ranch after thrilling polo - loving people in Mexico City in an international series, winding up with an eight- goal rating by the Mexico Polo Association. Discovered Cecil Smith Williams, who started playing the game 20 years ago, is credited with giving the great Cecil Smith to the polo world; Rube's customary position is No. 4 where he always stays back and feeds the ball to those in front. It was this fine tearmvork between Williams and' Smith, his cowboy polomate from Llano, that for so many years after they entered big-time polo classed them as one of the best and strongest combinations in the game. Rube always has made polo a sideline to his business of training and selling polo ponies, playing primarily to school his horses. But he plays enough polo that he still has a six-goal handicap under the United States Polo Association. Williams was born on a ranch * * * RUBE WILLIAMS in Llano County and grew up literally in the saddle. After the cattle slump of 1921, when the ranching business wasn't so promising, lie accepted a proposition from George Miller, veteran Texas polo player and trainer, to buy and school polo ponies at the Williams training grounds at Austin. Two years later Miller and Wiliams picked up Smith when they were looking for ponies on a piano County ranch. Williams and Smith had their 'irst big season on Long Island in .930, and starred in the first East- West match in Chicago in 1933. Luisetti Pilots Oilers To Victory Wallace Wade Is Appointed Major ; DURHAM, N. C., March 17. ^-Wallace Wade, director of athletics and head football coach at Duke university, has been commissioned a major in the U S Army and will report at Fort Bragg on March 28, Duke university officials announced today i-L.^^, Duke offi cials announced that Edmund M. ; (Eddie) Cameron had been made acting director o athletics and acting head coach Of football. Cameron has been the football backiield coach. Whitharral Wins In Volleyball Playoff - WHIT HARRAL, March 17 — JSpecial)—The senior girls volleyball team of Whitharral High school defeated Levelland for th- Championship of Hockley county to wind up a series of matches recently. Whitharral previously had won from the Levelland Juniors and Pettit High for a right to compete in the county champion- .ship game. J__The Whitharral liueup consisted of Captain Eurene Langford, Aileen Riley, Ola Mae Murray Lonita Smith, Jimmy Jean and Bernice Hooper. Mrs. Eva May Wassum is coach. * Anton defeated the Whitharral grade school girls for first place HI that division. * Buy A Defense Bond T,ODAYl PAWN BROKERS MONEY On Anything of Value [PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up to 50% on unredeemed Diamonds Watches, etc, Licensud and Bonded & JEWE£fty CO. COS (By The Associated Press) DENVER, March 17. — The powerful Phillips "66" Oilers of Bartlesville, Okla., enjoyed plenty of shooting practice in rushing Salt Lake City Eckers 47 to 23 in the National AAU cage tourney's second round tonight. The Okla- lomans were National champions in 1940. Hank Luisetti, All - America forward and most valuable player at last year's meet, scored nine points for the Oilers in playing the biggest part of the game. The Eckers, their lineup dotted with former Utah college players, had plenty of height but'no effective offense. A blasting 40-point attack in the first half enabled San Francisco Athletic club to ride out a late rally by the Fort Leavemvorth, Kas., Soldiers for a 59-55 second round win. A ball-stealing band of Arkansas Travelers from Ouachita college tickled a sparse crowd with their antics as they joined the parade of second round winners. Denver U. Defeated The young collegians from Arkadelphia intercepted enemy passes, whipped neat passes themselves and showed a variety of fancy shots in eliminating the Kansas City Faultless Laundry 48 to 42. However, two other college teams couldn't stand the quickened pace of the second round of play. Ricks college of Rexburg, Idaho, was given a basketball lesson by the bigger and more experienced Chemical City Athletic club of Midland, Mich., 60 to 33, . Denver university was licked by the Seattle Alpine dairy outfit although the Northwest A. A. U. champions, a seeded club, looked pretty ragged in the first half. The score v/as 43-28. The Los Angeles Cliftons, a seeded quintet, embalmed the tournament hopes of the Kutis Undertakers o£ St. Louis with a 61-33 lacing behind the shooting of Jack Stetson and Leonard Berg The Washington State All-Stars from Pullman, Wash., had some second half worries before getting rid of the small, scrappy Highlands university team of Las Vagas, N. M., 50-40. The Chapel of the Oaks team of Oakland, fell before Allen Bradley of Milwaukee, the only Wisconsin entrant, 61-56. Dallas Team Wins Another seeded team, the Dallas Peppers, got a strenuous battle from the hustling Colorado college Tigers before notching a 59-54 decision. Grover Keeton, ex-Southern Methodist star, and Dwight Parks from Baylor came through with timely baskets that wiped out the collegians' lead midway of the first half. Keeton's 21 points were matched by Duane Quamme, all-Rocky Mountain conference forward and scoring champion for the Tigers. Dallas is the Southwest A.A.U. champion. For Once, Cubs Just A Normal Baseball Club (By The Associated Prtast LOS ANGELES, March 17. _ The Chicago Cubs have always come up with pleasant surprises from year to year. If st wasn't a ninth inning homerun in the dark it was 01' Diz and his drolleries. If it wasn't a pennant it was something astonishing in new uniforms for the players, or even a mad Russian with a harmonica Who got madder as time wore on. This year it looks like the Cubs will have to get along with only those odd new uniforms— and memories. The memories have an edge. Lou Novikoff has shelved his mouth organ for the time being, and of course such elegant at- ons as OF Diz, Horseback Myers, Charley Grimm and his spirit— and banjo—and the rest of the color-gang are long gone. It all adds up to the fact that poor Jimmy Wilson will have j°, man age except a ball iA , club. And develop one where none grew last year. It's a big job for just one manager. , HED5 ON RAMPAGE TAMPA, Fla., March 17. (&)— The Cincinnati Reds displayed the sattmg attack the New York Giants were expected to have to day and defeated the Ott-men, 16 to 2, while battering three lant hurlers for 26 blows. GOMEZ BLANKS TIGERS ' LAKELAND, Fla., March 17. ffi —The New York Yankees took the wraps off Lefty Gomez today and he veteran southpaw shut out the Detroit Tigers the first four rames. The Yankees went rom there to win, 2 to 1. MOSES SMACKS DOUBLE ANAHEIM, Calif., March 17. (ffi — Wally Moses aided his new Chicago White Sox teammates to a 2-0 shellacking of his old friends he Philadelphia A's today. Moses smacked a looping double n the second frame after Don •Colloway had singled and then on Lubbock, Texas, Aubra Nooneaster To Remain As Brownf ield Head Coach joth men came Kuhel's safety. home on Joe Phillies May Go Yet! Now They're Robbing Cradles DODGERS TURN TABLES ORLANDO, Fla., March 17 (/P The Brooklyn Dodgers, 10 to 1 victims of the Washington Senators yesterday, defeated the American Leaguers today, 13 to 4 with Dolph Camilli and Arky Vaughan hitting homers. PHILS IN TENTH FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla March 17 ,VP)—Stan Benjamin's home run a la Frank Merriwell gave the National League Phils a 14-10 triumph over the Syracuse Internationals today in an exhibition game that went 10 innings. PIRATES TAKE CUBS SAN BERNARDO, Cal., March 17 (fP> — Staving off a late rally, the Pittsburgh Pirates bowled over Chicago's Cubs today 8 to 6 with Pete Soscarart, taking Arky Vaughn's old shortstop post, scoring four of the runs. DODGER "B" TEAM WINS DATONA BEACH, Fia., March 17 (IP) —The Brooklyn Dodgers B team hit with such regularity in the game with the Boston Braves today Manager Casey Stengel finally sent Frank- Demaree, veteran outfielder, to the hill in the sixth. He blanked the Dodgers the rest of the way but his team lost, 9 to 1. By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sporls Writer ORLANDO, Fla., March 17 — The Phils are raising their own recruits these days. . .. Since camp opened at Miami Beach Danny Litwhiler and Nick Etten have become fathers and three other players ars marking time. . . . The two smallest shortstops in the National League have stored up weight during the winter, Eddie Joost of the Reds gaining 21 pounds and Peewee Reese of the Dodgers 20. Anolher "The Angel" The Boston Braves don't Texas Longhorns Down Sooners Again * AUSTIN, March 17. (ff> —An inexperienced University of Texas baseball team kept its early season record clean today with a 6 to 4 victory over Oklahoma university's touring Sooners. The Texans took the measure of the Sooners yesterday, 10 to 8. Today's win came on a barrage of 12 hits, seven ot them for extra jase?. Jim Collins, son of Rip Collins, former big leaguer and Texas A. and M. star, was the winning pitcher. It was the Cklahomant' ?ixfh \ Same m as many days, ?nd their fourth loss. figure to be a first division club this season, but they have some youngsters that keep scouts from other clubs shuffling into Sanford every day. . . . Priorities note: A manufacturer has sent the Cleveland Indians three baseballs made with different kinds of yarn for testing. . , . Babe Barna, the powerful rookie outfielder of the Giants has exposed the nickname of Cleveland's rookie Mike Gaffke, who was called "The A_ngel" by his American association playmates. . . . Frank Lamanna of the Braves looks brothers. An Ail-Around TJB Friends took Lufty Gomez to an amateur boxing show at St Petersburg and installed him as a judge. Gomez called the first are oout a draw and v/as slightly barrassed to learn that draws „> = not permitted there. . . . Washington and St. Louis, -which tied for sixth in the American League last season, each won exactly the same numoer of games at home and on the road in one of baseball's rarities. Stiteler Is Voted Release At Corpus ^u CHRIS TI, March 17. (&>— The Corpus Christi school board, meeting tonight, voted to release Coach Harry Stiteler from his contract if he accepts the position of head coach of -Waco High school. The board gave Stiteler any length of time he might wish to make further investigation of the last nieht offer from Waco. The Waco board elected Stiteler to succeed Paul Tyson, who was discharged Stiteier told local school officials he had not filed an applica- fcon at Waco and that he has not yet accepted the offer but that he desired to go into the matter further. Kansas Qualifies For NCAA Tourney KANSAS CITY, March 17 LAWN MOWERS GARDEN TOOLS HOSE LOWEST PRICES SOUTHERN AUTO STORES, Inc. Lubbock, Littlefield, _ tir f lc » Bombardment of Aggies' steel-plated de- the Kansas Jayhawkcrs Pierced it in the last five minutes *?r - a 32-28 victory in 3 n district baskctban playoff Bring Your Tire Purchas* Certificate s io U* for «• Our Authorized Government Tire Inspectorl X Q 10 Ply Other Sizes Proportionally Low. 13Jh and Avc. J LEE OIL CO. Lubbock. Texas Phone 4615 Cub Coach Turns Down Mexia Job; Is Given Raise Aubra Nooneaster, for four years of the "Fightin' Cubs" of Brownfield High school, yesterday signed a contract to paddle the same boat for two more years, at least, thus blacking out an earlier report that he had accepted the head coaching position at Mexia High school. An Associated Press dispatch from Mexia Tuesday afternoon quoted Superintendent Frank L. Williams as saying Nooneaster had been elected head coach at Mexia High • school and would report March 30 to take charge of spring football practice. The Mexia report said Nooneaster would replace Wilbert "Cotton" Harirson. who had resigned. Admits Getting Olfer Later in the day, Nooneaster told the Morning Avalanche that "it is all a mistake. I have decided to stay here. The school board offered me a raise and a two-year contract, and I signed it this afternoon." .T.Nooneaster. whose Brownfield High teams have won a "zone" football championship every year since he has been head coach and the District title in Class A competition three times, admitted that he had received a nice offer from Mexia, and that he made a tentative agreement with officials there. "But that's all off now. I'm staying with the Cubs, and we're going to try our best to make a splash in District, Class AA, next fall." Brownfield this year became a Class AA Interscholastic league member, joining Lubbock, Plainview, Amarillo, Pampa and Bcr- ger in football and basketball competition, and will play a regular Class AA, District 1 schedule this fall. Given 5500 Haise The Cubs won zone, district and bi-district football honors last fall, losing only to Bailinger in the regional Class A play-off. C. E. Ross, president of the Brownfield school board of trustees, told the Morning Avalanche last night that the board had agreed to extend Nooneaster a $500 per year increase in his salary, and that he had signed a two-year contract. Ross did not know of the Mexia report, and expressed surprise. "Why, I read his signed contract only an hour or so ago," Ross said, "and everything seem:; to be in order. We mean to keep him here. I did not know he was considering an offer from Mexia or anywhere eise." Nooneaster, 29 years old and single, is a graduate of Sul Ross college at Alpine. He played tackle and earned three varsity letters in football there. His "war" status appears safe fir at least another season of football, since he is classified in 4-F, due to a heart ailment. "We lost some pretty good boys off our 1941 team," Nooneaster said, "but we'll be in there hust- ing and trying to make a show in Class Double-A this fall, with Lubbock and the rest of 'em." Border Conference Meet Slated At Tempe May 1-2 T'TTr'Cr^M A —:_ •»«•_... 4» *-^ TUCSON, Ariz., March 17. ° £thTANOTHER Border conference, said today a poll conducted by Conference President E. J. Knapp of Texas Mines had approved holding of the track, golf and tennis meet at Tempe, Ariz., May 1 and 2 instead of May 8-9. This was done to conform to earlier commencements, Lesher said. Conference representatives hold then- annual meeting at the same SHAKEUP EL PASO, March 17. VP) — Harry Bivins, assistant Bowie (El Paso) High school coach, tonight was named head coach of El Paso High school by the city school board. Dufchy Smith Is Commissioned In U.S. Navy DALLAS, 'March 17. (/T^—There will be an opening in the Southern Methodist university ' coaching staff Monday. Forrest <\Vhiley> Baccus, who has been piloting the basketball team, is to report to Annapolis as a lieutenant, junior grade,'in the Navy. Baccus will be assigned to the Naval An- service's physical training division W. F. (Buddy) Foster, director of intramural athletics at SMU also is entering that branch of the service Others in this sector due to help with the program include: Russell T. (Dutchy) Smith of Sherman, former Texas Tech and LSU Une coach; Dan Patterson, Ozona A High mentor; Marshall Brown," VW athletic director at the Dallas Ath- ' • letic club; Alfred Delcambre. onetime SMU football star; Crillon Payne, _assistant coach at North uauas High; Ralph Muvff of the ff fttr •/^""l COIlcfic ath letic staff; Otis E. Burk and Merritt E Hoag, assistant coach at Masonic nome. Cards Hang Up 8th Straight Win ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 17 WP)—Walker Cooper 1 singled Erv Dusak home from second in the ninth inning today for the St' Louis Cardinals' 1 to 0 victory over Cleveland in an exhibition baseball game. It was the eighth straight for the Cards SIMPLE, SCIENTIFIC, TE8BIFIC New Game of Jig Time BASEBALL innings in 20 minutes! 1'ED VEUNON 25c By Mall P. O. Dox IS Dial -J-3393 time. Southwest Swimming Meet Draws 4 Teams COLLEGE STATION, March I/ {.<P>—Four schools—Texas A and M., Texas, Southern Methodist and Baylor—will battle for the Southwest conference swimming championship here Friday and Saturday. The other three members, Texas Christian, Rice and Arkansas, are not entering teams. Champion for 10 straight years, Texas will face the toughest competition yet in the forthcoming meet. The Longhorns lost heavily by graduation while the Aggies picked up a possible record- breaker in Bob Cowling, a* sophomore, who swims the breast stroke events. y Other records in jeopardy will be Bobby Taylor's marks in the 220 and 440 free style events which he set last year in the Texas pool. Since then he has done better and his 220-mark is almost certain to fall. Another possibility to smash a record is Irvin (Happy) McKey who is 'doing the 100 free style for the Aggies in better than the time held by McClamrock of Texas. Cowling is c o n s i stently bettering the time set by Sojka of Texas in the 100- yard breast stroke. Preliminaries will be held in the 50 and 100-yard free style and diving Friday night and the finals will be run off Saturday night starting at 7:30 o'clock. According to freshmen coach Bobby Kellogg, Tulane is coming up with the best football prospect in years in Joe Renfro, 205- pound halfback. 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