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7>" Lubbock Morning Avalanche Page 10 Thursday, March 19, 1942 A c c u CON/1PLHET€ This May Save A Lot Of Footballers Lubbock/ Texas, New Schoolboy Age Limit To Be Based On May 1 Birthdays (By The Associated Press! AUSTIN, March 18. — All brackets in the Interscholastic league have voted overwhelmingly to base age regulations for participants on May 1 instead of Sept. 1, effective in 1943. The effect of a referendum, said Athletic Director Roaney Kidd, was to allow four additional months of participalion in borderline cases. The new rule, which abolished semester limitations, will read: "No one shall take part in any contest in this league who, on the first day of May preceding the contest, has reached or passed his 18th birthday." Kidd explained' a hypothetical case of a youth becoming 18 on May 2. He would be eligible for another year's competition under the newly approved rule because on May 1 he would have been only 17. Under the existing rule a youth whose 18th birthday falls on May . 2 would be ineligible for another year's' participation because his 18th birthdday would have arrived before Sept. 1. The new rule was approved in the AA conference by a vote of 69 to 14, in the A conference 192 to 25, in the B conference 392 to 59 and in the rural division 623 to 90. _ Thus it carries into all divisions, giving a .uniform age regulation applicable to all contests. It will become effective Sept Better Win A Pennant, Boys Tiger Boss Removes Santa Beard; Players 9 Sox Empty Holiywoods And Oilers Favored DENVER, March 13. (/PI —Two titans of AAU basketball, Hollywood's National champion Twentieth Century outfit and the Phillips 66 Oilers, marched farther down the road tonight toward the National crown. Many galleryites believe the Californians and the Oilers from Bartlesville, Okla., captained by a Californian, Hank Luisetti, will inevitably clash in the title-deciding game Saturday night. Denver -.egion, however, has plenty of Dackers. Hollywood led from starting bell o finishing gun for a 59-53 triumph over Allen Bradley of Mil- vaukee. The Green-s u i t e d Phillips, .hampions in 1940, stormed hrough the Washington State All- liars' from Pullman, Wash., 51 to T 1, 1943, one year from the date of 20 - paul Lindeman of the Oilers : first publication in the constitu- and DaJe Gentry of the All-Stars, :' tion of the league. The first pub- opponents tonight, were team:-• lication will be on Sept 1 19i-> mates on the Washington State '•• Kidd said. • ' eam reachine the NCAA final* I Monty Strata Due f Here Next Tuesday : . Monty Stratton, manager-elect '^' of the- Lubbock Hubbers in the *:. West Texas-New Mexico league, cliJU j. cu * JLU-JJOUH spree, oui ine j telegraphed other Hubber officials movie team's veterans took plenty r yesterday that his arrival in Lub- of rest on the sidelines. '.. ltnpt" t*t f alro fitmr* Viic- «-i ff i n i -^ 1 i3tv ""PV-m nl->.nbu n ?~.__ _: i •v^t ••*•*• eam reaching the NCAA finals ast year. Luisetti, most valuable player at ast year's tournament, watched much of tonight's game from the bench but even so led his teammates with 10 points. Dallas Team Loses Dale Sears, husky Hollywood 'orward from Southern California, enjoyed a 16- bock to take over his official duties had been postponed due to illness of his wife. The former White Sox pitcher The champions and Phillips were preceded into tomorrow night's quarterfinals by Los Angeles Cliftons. San Francisco Ath- whp replaces Charles Engle as letic club and Chicago Y clippers. skipper of the local professional -.' baseball forces, had planned to ','. come here today or tomorrow. In ; :' his telegram, he said he hoped to p be here by Tuesday of next week. Spring training exercises are • scheduled to get underway at Hub'• ber field April 1. ,- The official West Texas-New Mexico league playing schedule, as ;. finally approved by league direc- | : tors, has been announced for pub-". lication next Sunday. Five Under Par Is Needed To Qualify ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., March : 18 (P) —Spreading out 10 birdies • and three eagles in sensational fashion over the rain-soaked St. ; Augustine links, Al Brosch, Beth• page, N. L., professional, and Harry Offutt, St. Petersburg, Fla., . amateur, today won the medal in v the qualifying round of the Na- tional amateur-pro championship. They had a best-ball score of 65-65—130 for the 36 hole test. Their card was 14 strokes under - par and Jed the competing field of 30 crack teams by two shots. ,' Professional Jack Grout and : Amateur Frank Allan, both of .. Pittston, Pa., carded a best ball , 66-66—132 to finish in runner-up -• position. ; Ky Laffoon, Chicago, teamed .with Carl Dann, jr., of Orlando, : Fla., to post a 67-66—133 to win third position in the qualifying : test. Thirty teams shot for 20 posi- "- tions open in the match play ' competition which begins tomorrow. .Twe've invited teams were, ex. e m p t e d from the qualifying round. Chemical City Athletic club of Midland, Mich, one of the tournament's stronger teams, fell to pieces in the latter part of the second half and was eliminated by the Y Clippers 39 to 34. The tourney's first one-point decision turned in favor of San Francisco Athletic club-in a ting- Jng 56-55 success against the Dalas Peppers, the only Texas team n the 35th renewal of the coun- 'rVs third round. The Los An- jeles Cliftons, had too much power for the plucky Ouachita college team from Arkadelphia. Ark , and won 67 to 37. PHILS BEAT SYRACUSE - MIAMI, Beach, Fla., March 18 VP) —Outfielder Stan Benjamin clouted his third homer in two days to lead the Phils to a 4 to 3 victory over Syracuse of the International League today. PAWN BROKERS MONEY On Anything of Value PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up to 50% on unredeemed Diamonds Watches, etc- Licensed and Bonded , spree, but the Baseball's "Veteran 1 Released By Dallas DALLAS, March 18. r/P) — Wee Jackie Reid, the Texas League's eternal freshman, will not pitch for Dallas this season after all. Reid, the nation's oldest active player in baseball, today was re By WHITNEY MARTIN Wide World Sports Columnist NEW YORK, March 18.—When you bring up the kids on lollypops and then suddenly switch to castor oil there's bound to be a little yowling, so the squawks of the Detroit Tigers aren't entirely surprising. Those 1942 contracts weren't coated with the kind of sugar they're used to. Pat Mullin took Uncle Sam's $21 a month in preference to the money Walter Briggs offered. The job is steady, for awhile anyway, and he doesn't have to worry about being shipped back to a minor league. He's in the real major league for the duration. Rudy York held out until he suddenly remembered about comfortable hotel rooms and the easy hours and what fun it is to eat. He then signed, possibly influenced by the order to sign, or else. As this is written Buck Newsom still is mumbling in his beard and trying to think up a good argument for a fat 1942 salary based on a fine 1940 record, and hoping Mr. Briggs suffered from amnesia during 1941. To Pay Journeyman" Wages Johnny Corsica wants Commissioner Landis - to speak to Mr. Briggs for him, after not getting anywhere with that "why don't you speak for yourself, John?" stuff. Bud Thomas is sulking in silence, and Billy Sullivan was sold to Brooklyn Dodgers when he showed signs of not showing a sign on his conlracl. The big, happy, overfed family is no more, and the boys are grousing around wondering who shot Santa Claus. There are no more jingle bells. In fact, there's nothing to jingle. For Walter Briggs has decided he will henceforth pay his ball players 'journeymen wages, not like they were all chairmen of the board. For some unannounced reason he has lost interest in the I-pay-bigger-salaries-than-you-pay game he played with Alva Bradley last year to the great delight of Newsorri and Bob Feller. The unannounced reason may be the fact the club finished in a tie for fourth place, last year. We might as well announce it. That is the reason. Had the Tigers won the pennant again last year Mr Briggs could have found no reason for drastic cuts. He was paying the boys to .win a pennant They didn't. leased outright by President George Schepps of the Rebels. _ "We feel that with four promising rookies on hand we will be able to do without Reid," Schepps said, 'and in justice to Jackie we have handed him his outright release early so he can negotiate with other clubs." Buy A Defense Borid TODAY! Wyatt's Absence Biggest Worry With Brooklyns By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer LAKELAND, Fla., March 18— The Brooklyn Dodgers are more murderous at the bat this year than they were in winning the National League pennant and they are just as strong defensively—but right nov/ they are pitifully nervous over the absence of Whitlow ~ T yatt, their ace pitcher. This determined holdout by the league's leading hurler o£ 1941 might prove to be an important factor in this year's championship frolic, even though it eventually is settled. And unless Wyatt does agree to terms there are few hardy souls who would venture to say the Dodgers could repeat. Equalled Any Pitcher Wyatt won 22 games and lost 10 last year to help the Dodgers reach the World Series and he accounted for Brooklyn's only triumph in the post season classic with the Yankees. His performance 1 , was comparable, to say the least, to that of any pitcher in either major league. For this effort he received the modest stipend of $11,500. For 1942 he asked $20,000 to put him in the same salary bracket as Paul Derringer, Bucky Walters and the other aces of the senior circuit.. Nobody Budging President Larry MacPhail countered with the argument that he had given Wyatt bonuses and raises in years when he had not earned them; he had received a sizeable increase for 1941 and should not expect an 88 per cent jump this year. MacPhail offered him $13,500 with a bonus of $1,000 if the Dodgers had a normal attendance and an additional $1 000 bonus if the'club had a better than normal season. Neither has budged and MacPhail has told newspapermen in Florida he would not compromise his offer and under no circumstances would trade his mound star. Wyatt .has said he would remain on his farm near Chica- mauga, Ga., unless his desires are met. - ' It is to be expected that both will yield a little ground as the season's opening encroaches on them. But \Vyatt is 33 years old and needs time to get into condition for 'the'Arduous campaign ahead. Leading Coaches Qet Navy Commissions Brumbelow, Pierce And Others Sign For Training Jobs (By Th« Associated Press) DALLAS, March 3—Some of the Southwest's best-known college and high school coaches today were sworn into the United States Naval reserve as instructors in the Naval Air physical training program being set in motion by Lieut. Commander Thomas J. Hamilton. Those who received commissions included: Forrest C. (Whitey) Baccus, Southern Methodist varsity basketball coach and freshman football Mike Brumbelow, Texas Christian football line coach. Johnny Pierce, veteran mentor at Corsicana high school. Jim Riley, assistant coach Woodrow Wilson (Dallas) high. J. P. Head, formerly a coach at Austin college, now physical education director at the Marshall Y. M. C. A. Louis Cochrane, principal and former coach at Hearne High. Warren Weathers, Franklin High coach. Wilburn O. Echols, former S. M. U. grid star now coaching at Newcastle High. Pro Gridder .fOJans Select Texas League Teams Make M r r3 ,,,*u Concession To Army Men I TnVflTn ' o 'By The Associated Pressi Tulsa and Shrevepor V/i U T U 1 1 I Seven of the eight Texas League i h to ran WHITE SOX WIN HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 18 (^/—Chicago's White Sox scored their third straight victory of the exhibition season today, five singles producing three runs in the fifth inning and the margin needed to turn back the Philadelphia's A's, 4 to 2. Don Kolloway's homer gave the Sox their first run. SIMPLE. SCIENTIFIC. TERRIFIC N'CIT Game of Ji^ Time f BASEBALL U inniajs in 20 minutest TED VERXOX 25c By Mail P. O. Box 16 n of Southern California and head grid mentor at San Francisco university last year, was signed today as head football coach at U S. C. Dr. Rufus B. Von Klein Smid president of the school, announced the appointment of the 37-year-old Cravath to succeed Justin M. (Sam) Barry. Barry resigned several days ago lo take a commission vith the United States Navy. No mention was made of Cravath's salary figure—it was real ported he would receive $7,000 but Dr. Von Klein Smid said he would serve at U. S. C. "for the duration." Sisco, Sportsman To Be Commissioned DENTON, March 18. W)— Coaches Jack Sisco and Charles C. Sportsman of North Texa:; State Teachers college will report in Dallas w to-accept commissions as lieutenants in the Naval reserve. — „ .v.^. 0 «v. a^ai. Football Coach Sisco said he was Thad Steele of Midland, former informed he would be assigned to Texas College of Mines atlete the Naval Aviation cadet selection who has coached at Austin (El board for immediate duty. Track Paso), Ysleta and Lufkin High Coach Sportsman is to go lo An- schools. napolis March 23 before an assignment to the physical training department of Naval avia- s LOS ANGELES, March 18. <£>)— admitting service men to the Jeff Cravath, former coaching aid games either free of charge or at and football star at the University < reduced prices. Enters Lon Lponey, former T. C. U. end and National Football league star. J. E. Thompson, coach at Cameron Agricultural college, Lawton, Okla. The program is designed to toughen up Naval air cadets at training stations prior to the flyers being sent to flight elimination centers. The pre-flight training will be held at the University of Iowa, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina and St. Mary's college at Moraga, Calif. Aggie Swim Coach On Water Polo Body COLLEGE STATION, March 19. (•*">—Art Adamson, swimming and water polo coach at Texas A. & M. college, has received notice of his appointment as vice-chairman of the water polo committee of the Amateur Athletic association. Adamson is recognized as an authority on the rugged water sport and has been a committee member for several years but his new post is the highest he has held since he first was appointed to the governing board. Buy A DeJense Bond TODAY! 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The enlhre proceeds, mimis expenses, will go to war funds to be determined by the Metropolitan intercollegiate committee, sponsor of the doubleheader. The remaining two first round games in the invitation tournament will be played tomorrow night with City College opposing Western Kentucky State in the ... ~ & <^^ u opening contest and Rhode Island the nightcap o 'By The Associated Pressi Tulsa and Shreveport will ad- Seven of the eight Texas League mit them to grandstand seats for clubs have announced plans for 35 cents win ^^ ao i,=,if men Sd will ad f ree on Wednesday llee ° n Wednesday Beaumont has not yet reached decision but plans to conform with general policies of other clubs. Oklahoma City. Fort Worth and Houston will admit the soldiers free while Dallas will admit them to all games .except on opening day and holidays. Arkansas To Field Tough Grid Squad FAYETTEVILLE, March 13. (ff) Twenty-one members of the 48- man squad listed to play football for Arkansas next fall are in their teens and not yet enrolled under the United States selective service act. Which means Coach Fred C. Thomsen can place a fairly formidable squad on the field in September. Of the remaining 27 only eight have been classified following registration for military service. Four of the latter group are ROTC junior officers. Average age of the squad expected to take the field next fall will be 20 years and 6 months. The youngest player on the squad is Robert Boozer of El Dorado, a 220-pound sophomore tackle who was born March 18, 1924. Co-captain Robert (Chic) Forte of Lake Village, listed as the youngest captain-elect in Razorback football history, will celebrate his twentieth birthday July TIGEHS TAKE DODGERS LAKELAND, Fla., March 18 (m Detroit's Tigers, who lost their 11 r s t five exhibition baseball games, pulled out of the slump today with a 6-5 triumph over the Brooklyn Dodgers. 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