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Lubboc Morning Avalanche COMPL-ET€ Saturday, March 21, 1942 j •• " " r\ r\ r\ K 7S jOld Schnoz May Be Answer JTo Many Braves Problems ( -D TTTr\C? /"VXT T» » TT T"^r , By JUDSON BAILEY 1 Associated Press Snorts Writer t SANFORD, Fla., March 20. G3PJ J—The Boston Braves have a camp i full of rookies, some of whom i Casey Stengel is counting upon to j carry a big load in this year's Na, tional League campaign, but the I newcomer who may give them the j biggest lift is none other than old [Ernest Natali Lombardi. * "Lorn" lumbered around in a [Cincinnati uniform for ten years, i during which time he achieved the (National League batting cham- | pionship once, was voted the most , valuable player, caught Johnny i Vander Meer's double no-hit clas- Jsics and helped punch the Reds , to two pennants and a world I championship. ' Gol Owls "Blues" I' He became almost as much of a i.Cincincati landmark as the Ohio -river iaftd also apparently decided he was about as unlikely to leave. The big fellow, who staiius 6 feet 2 and weighs 195 pounds ordinarily, let his weight go up and his speed (if any) go down last year and the result was a miserable .season and a move to Boston. J From the time that the trade ,was announced in February until tthe training season started reports 'kept creeping 'from the Pacific ,Coast that Lombardi was so dis- i-appointed at being turned loose by •Cincinnati that he probably would [give up Baseball. . i Working Hard Now } However, President Bob Quinn jof the Braves says Lombardi was _ Jone of the easiest men he had to (sign and the big fellow showed jup here this month not only in jthe finest shape in many years, fbut also determined to convince (everybody that he still is quite a {catcher, even at the age of 34. , "Lorn" is just about the hardiest working player the Braves (have and every time Stengel sug- jgests he might want to sit out the mext waltz, the big catcher grunts, f"I want to work." His hitting has ?been tremendous and it seems the jBraves not only have found a Igood-hitting backstop to mend jtheir most serious weakness of ^last season, but also have obtained ia long distance cannon capable jof pacing the whole Boston • bar- jrage. i — . ;Two Rule Changes {Offered By Coaches I NEW ORLEANS, March 20. w 1—Tvvo major changes in college (basketball rules were proposed - {today by the National Basketball JCoaches' association. t • To be considered here Sunday end Monday by the association's Aggies Win 2-0 Over Bear Nine WACO, March 20. UP>—Texas a , nd Rr> . to ° k advantage of two . .... here today to back the Bears 2 to 0 in the ing Southwest conference baseball game. * Big Howard Wafer, Bruin right- lander, limited the Aggies to four 3ase. knocks but costly errors in he second and fifth innings Droved to be the difference as Charlie Stevenson shut the Bears out with five scattered hits. A. & M. shoved across its first tally in the second when John Scoggin pulled up at second after Nonnie Jennings dropped his fly ball in left. Sam Porter sacrificed him along to third and then Less Peden pulled in a squeeze play to send Scoggin in with the first run. In the iifth, Newberry scored !rom third when Bob Miller let Ira Glass' roller get through him at first Randolph Field Team Stops Steers, 4-3 SAN .ANTONIO. March 20. (JP) —The Randolph Field Ramblers hung up their third straight baseball victory at the expense of the University of Texas team here today when the West Point nf the air nine gained a 4-3 victory over the Longhorns. _Irving Fortune scored the win- jrules committee, fchanges are: * -1 ml A _ the projected , 1. That a player legally in the game at the start of an overtime Jperiod will be permitted five per- pna! fouls before disqualification. } 2. That time out will be called for held balls and official playing time resumed concurrently wi the tip-off. { It was generally agreed by the coaches that th'e latter innovation, if accepted, would save up to five Ininutes playing time in a single contest. BRAVES SLUG INDIANS CLEARWATER, Fla., March 20 '••Pi—The Cleveland Indians' hurl ing corps .layered in the last two innings today and the Boston Braves clubbed out an 11 to 3 victory, pouncing on hapless Jo« Hcving and Rookie Steve Gromek for all their runs and 13 of their hits. LAWN MOWERS GARDEN TOOLS HOSE LOWEST PRICES Lubbock. Liltlefield. Brownfield SOUTHERN AUTO STORES, Inc. ed and taken third on a single by Chick Harding. Texas players pulled four double-plays. Ario Roye Invited To Gloves Tourney FORT WORTH, March 20. W>> —Ario Roye, Texas Golden Gloves featherweight champion from San Angelo, today received a bid to join the Chicago team that will meet New York Golden Gloves fighters in Madison Square Garden. Roye accepted and Sunday will join four other Texans now'train- ing in Chicago. The others are Tom Attra of Austin, light-heavyweight; Morris Carona of Port Arthur, lightweight; Corp. J. Olcutt Phillips of Fort Worth, heavyweight and Marvin Bryant of Dallas, welterweight. Denver Legion, Phillips Oilers In AAU Finals By LOUDON KELLY Associated Press Staff Writer DENVER, March 20.—Denver American Legion and Phillips CS Oilers of Oklahoma hammered out semi-finals victories at the national A. A. U. basketball tournament tonight as the defending :hampions from Hollywood crash- id to defeat. The home town prides strung a 38-31 triumph against the title- winning Twentieth Century team of last year as a standing-room- only crowd of more than 7,000 in ity auditorium shrieked its de- ight. For eight consecutive years now, the defending champion always has been eliminated. The Oilers from Bartlesville, champions two years ago, were paced by the brilliant Hank Luisetti to a 43-32 victory over Golden State of Oakland, Caiif. Finals Tonight Denver and Phillips, probably the bitterest rivals in A. A. U. Basketball, will clash at 8:45 p. m. (Mountain War Time) tomorrow for the championship^ The Legion's victory was marked by some of the most sensational long shooting in tournament listory. Of the 16 field goals Denver scored in leading Hollywood virtually all the way, a dozen were /lipped through the netting from gambling distances far out on the court. Jack McCracken, coach and guard of the home town quintet, competing in his 13th national tournament, fired five 'marathon goals despite a recently dislocated index finger. He added a pair of free throws to tie Carl Knowles, Hollywood's veteran guard, for high scoring laurels at 12 points apiece. Colorado, Stanford In NCAA Finals KANSAS CITY, March 20. (/P) —Colorado checked a wild last half rally scoring surge by Kansas tonight to win, 46 to 44, and enter the final of the western NCAA Basketball playoff against Stanford university. Stanford defeated Ric°, 53 to 47 in the other semi-final game. Ray Robinson Stops Rubio In Seventh NEW YORK, March 20. Wr- Ray Robinson ran his long winning streak as a professional campaigner to 29 straight by stopping Norman Rubio in seven rounds at Square Garden tonight, fter having the toughest he has: ever encountered. Robinson weighed 143V4, Rubio The finish came in the minute rest period between CLARK SHAUGHNESSY * * * Shaughnessy May Resign At Stanford SAN FRANCISCO, March 20 (/P) The Examiner said that "barring a last minute unexpected switch in plans," Clark Shaughnessy would resign as Stanford university's football coach tomorrow to be-come athletic director and football coach at the~>-University of Maryland. Jim Lawson, present assistant football coach at Stanford, will succeed Shaughnessy, the newspaper declared. "This is not official," wrote Curley Grieve, Examiner sports writer, "but it probably will be shortly after 10 a. m. Saturday when the Stanford board of athletic control holds an emergency meeting." President Ray Lyman Wilbur of Stanford said that Lawson would be appointed to the job if Shaughnessy left. and had cut the seventh eighth rounds after Rubio ieen floored and his right eye in the seventh. But Rubio - ning Randolph Field run in the tln , the seventh - But Rubio fourth inning. Jake Tomsic singled Y a /l continue and Referee Fortune.home after he had walk- Arthur Donovan ended it only be- TIGERS BLANK REDS LAKELAND, Fla., March 20 W—Rudy York hit the Tigers' first home run this spring as Detroit shut out the Cincinnati Reds today, 2 to 0, for their second victory in eight starts in the grapefruit league. SI AND CY WIN MIAM, BEACHI Fla., March 20. W)—Si Johnson and Cy Blanton teamed up today to shut out the Washington Senators, 2 to 0. as the Phils won their fourth straight exhibition game. cause Gen. John J. Phelan, chairman of the New York State Athletic commission, stood up in his ringside seat and ordered the arbiter to halt the proceedings. His decision was greeted by a storm of boos from the crowd which half-filled the Garden to see the rskinny Harlem hammer, No. I challenger for the welterweight title, put his big guns on display. The guns were plenty good enough to put the Albany bull on the floor twice during the evening, but could not keep him there. In fact, on the Associated Press score card, Robinson had only four and Rubio three. Snead And Wehrle Advance In Tourney ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., March 20. (/P) -^Defending Champions Sammy Snead of Hot Springs Va and Wilford Wehrle of Racine' Wis., paced a select quartet of teams into the semi-finals of the $3,000 National Amateur-Professional best ball golf tournament today in two rounds of match play. Sammy was hitting the ball far and true and Wehrle was steady as a rock in the afternoon round as they triumphed. 4 and 3. over Jimmy Hines of Great Neck N. Y., and Arnold Minkley, veteran Chicago amateur. In tomorrow's 36-hole semifinals they played Chandler Harper of Portsmouth, Va.. and Amateur Sam Bates of Virginia Beach, Va., who turned back Jimmy Thomson of Chicopee, Mass., and Hal Van Sickle of Savannah, Ga., 1 up. In the other semi-final, the rollicking, talkative team of Bill Nary from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and Fred Haas of New Orleans, will play Al Brosch of Farmingdale, N. Y., and Amateur Harry Offutt of St. Petersburg, Brosch and Bates both turned in some spectacular shots to defeat Light Horse Harrv Cooper of Minneapolis, and John Hackett of Chicago, 2 and I. Nary and Haas won 3 and 2 from the veteran Ky Lafoon of Chicago and Carl Dann, Orlando, The finals, also 36 holes, will be played Sunday. Charles Burton Gets Navy Commission DALLAS, March 20 VP>— Charles Burton, sports editor of the Dallas morning News, was commissioned a lieutenant, junior grade, in the U. S. Naval Reserve today. He was ordered to Annapolis for a month's training preparatory to probable assignment to physical training duty in the Navy aviation program. DODGERS BLAST YANKS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 20. f/P)—Succeeding where they failed in the 1941 World Series, the Brooklyn Dodgers crushed the New York Yankees, 12-4, today' in the first meeting of the major league champions since the Octo-1 ber classic. i Caldwell Skips Camp But Gets In Shape McALLEiV, March 20 (/P)—If all ball players trained like Earl Caldwell there would be no training camps and club owners would not have to worry so much about the price of beefsteak. Earl skips that period but you can bet he's ready when opening day arrives. The big pitcher, who won 22 games with Fort Worth of the Texas league last year, going 40 consecutive scoreless innings, right now is floor-manager for the Mc- Ailcn Citrus association. That's one reason he passes up spring training. He works until the fruit season is over. Another—and he has a somewhat revolutionary idea about this one—is that too many ball players burn themselves out during spring training trying to get back into that physical condition they should never have lost. Dallas Squads Dominate First Day At "Expo" By HAROLD V. RATLIFF Asociated Press Sports Writer FORT WORTH, March 20 </P>— Dallas athletes spread-eagled the field today to dominate preliminaries in the high school division of the Southwestern Exposition track and field meet, landing 37 individual places in addition to nine relay teams in the finals. Dallas also contributed one of three record-breaking performances as an army of more than 700 youngsters moved into Fort Worth for the twentieth annual meet which comes to a close -tomorrow afternoon with the crowning of champions in five divisions. James Compton of North Dallas hung up the first new record when he skimmed over the 120- yard high hurdles in 15 seconds, four-tenths of a second under the mark set by Alfonso Vails of Laredo last year. Shot, Discus Records Fall Giant DeWitt Coulter, football hero of Masonic Home, smashed the shot put record with a heave of 53 feet 11 1-4 inches. This was more than two feet better than the previous high mark of 51 feet 2 inches made by .Andros of Central (Oklahoma City) in 1940. Rounding out the top performances, Keith Vineyard of Edgewood whipped the discus' 154 feet 3 inches to erase the 147 feet 9 inches set up by Ralph Nelson of Adamson (Dallas) in 1941. Sunset, the Dallas power ranked among the top three teams of the state, led the way' into the finals with ten places. Adamson of Dallas was next with nine. Austin of El Paso got eight spots with Woodrow Wilson (Dallas) and Highland Park (Dallas) each qualifying seven. Bill Blackburn, who turned the fastest time in the 100-yard dash, had the best time in the 220 and the best distance in the broad jump, and Bill Hamman, who whipped out. the fastest heat of the 200-yard low hurdles, appeared destined to bring the championship to Sunset. College Teams Perform Despite present conditions which have curtailed travel greatly, 727 athletes are here to compete in the meet with ten universities, eleven colleges, seven junior colleges, 15 prep schools and 46 high schools represented. In addition there will be 57 entries in the golf division and 30 in swimming. Top feature of tomorrow appears to be a special 120-yard high hurdles battle between Bill Cum j mins, the sensational Rice soph omore who has been hailed as successor to Freddie Wolcott in Southwest conference and national competition; Roy Bucek of Texas A. and M., the Southwest conference champion, and Pete Owens, bespectacled star from Howard Payne. They will be shooting at a mark of 14.2 seconds set by Boyce Gatewood of the University of Texas in 1941. Owens and Bucek already have met this season with Owens beating the Aggie by inches at the Border Olympics. The University of Texas, defending champion of the univers- .ity division, appeared in for a mighty battle from Rice and A. and M., while Sheppard Field, competing in this class, included Bill Stewart, National AAU high jump champion who has done 6 feet 3 inches. • East Texas State loomed as the team to beat in the college divis- Buy A Defense Bond TODAY1 to t Lieut with lne coach <*****• M -°^u 19 NAVY-Three morcsports figures received commissions f ° r service m the Navy's physical education program. Being examined by ; v I f ern w'i > -* are ' ale " to ,r ight: Don Looney, ensign, who played pro football ™ - a Eagles; Whitey Baccus, lieutenant, junior grade, head basketball coach of university;, and Mike Brumbelow, lieutenant. Texas Christian university football Spring Qame "Take" Suggests Box Office Boom In Majors Bv GEOHOF TfTftVsiFV . ,.-, • * * • By GEORGE United Press Staff Correspondent TAMPA, Fla., March 20.—Early returns from the grapefruit league exhibition games indicate that major league baseball, in its first war year, will have a successful season at the box office. The good clubs will pack 'em in in as usual, but the poor teams Height Of Something Or Other Wrestling Coach Is Fired Because He Has No Ph. D to make both ends and master of arts, is being drop_ — ,.— ~*. u u •».^.*.«.. -.*»w Aito.aiv.1. ut aiw,, -ia Uclllg drop- Baseball enthusiasm is running ped as wrestling coach of the Col- Pn nTnnn Cf rMfr*nc:_/»!t-rt>iif -P n «n 1 arr*-i r*f tVin f"*;4-». _. C "KT n ... tr i_. T high among citrus-circuit fans, many of whom are service men. cause he isn't a doctor of philos- Soldiers and Sailors are flocking ophy, and he doesn't like it. He to PSITIP* in th;= ^^oo rr~~~ ;„ say today that he was a victim of faculty politics. -,-„ _. As a matter of fact, he said, if game last the college would wait a few months, he would have a doctor- Tne fans already are in mid- ate, inasmuch as he was well ad- :ason form—loud in their cojn- vanced in his studies for one. And ,-Jaints against teams which fall in all his pursuit'of knowledge, lie to play their stars in 'exhibition added, he had never learned why a r'/~\r*f r»c( t Dl. T\ ..„.._ • i . to games in this area. Here in Tampa, the Reds admit men in uniform free, and some 2,000 attended the first Reds' Sunday. season form—loud in their cojn- plaints against teams which fall contests. Fewer Vacations Veterans of the circuit estimate that attendance is off from 10 to 15 per cent, on the whole, this season, but they attribute this to the decline of tourist trade in the training areas. Al Lang, former mayor of St. Petersburg who brought the first major league club to Florida to train and who now has charge of Waterfront park at St. Petersburg, believes that the home attendance at St. Pete for Yankee and Cardinal games will be more than last year, due to more home games. Lang explains, 'the Cardinals ATHLETICS BLANK CUBS HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 20. (/P)—The Philadelphia Athletics ended a five-game losing streak today by shutting out the Chicago Cubs, 8 to 0, behind the five-hit pitching of veteran Bill Beckman and rookie Fred Caligiuri. and Yankees played a total of 39 games at St. Petersburg with all clubs last year and drew 47,200. This year they'll play 27 games at St. Pete and we expect a total attendance of more than 50,000. We haven't as many visitors this year as in the past and that has reduced the average attendance a little. However, there is just as much fan enthusiasm as ever." Yanks Pack 'Em In The Reds and Indians in their opening game at Tampa drew the largest crowd of the grapefruit t season—a total of 4,732, including 2,525 paid and 2,207 service men. However, the largest paid attendance, 3,186 was registered by the Yanks and Cardinals opener at St Pete. The world champion Yankees moved off into the lead in grapefruit attendance with 12,799 paid for their first seven games at home and on the road. In the Red Sox opener at Sarasota, the Yanks helped attract a crowd of 1,680— a new record for Sarasota. HOME RUN BEATS SOX LOS ANGELES,. March 20. VPt —The Pittsburgh Pirates broke loose today with a six-run sixth frame rally, featured by a pinch- hit home by Vince DiMaggio with one on base, and beat Chicago's White Sox 10 to 8. SIMPLE. SCIENTIFIC. TERRIFIC New Game of Jir Timr BASEBALL 9 inninct in 20 min- P. O. Box VERNON" t-ic By Mail Dial 2-XO3 Brinq Your Tire Purchase CerlificaJes to Us for STAR TIRES e Our Authorized Government Tire Inspector! 32 X 6 10 "y S Other Sizes Proportionally Low. DRYER 8 LEE OIL CO. 13lh a?id Ave. J Lubbock. Texas Phone 4SIS TRACTOR TIRE ATTENTION SANDERS TIRE CO. We can vulcanise all size trac- Jcr tires and you dbn'l have to wail. Bring lham in today. CORDS TAKE RED SOX SARASOTA, Fla., March 20. (/P) —Sloppy fielding by the Boston Red Sox enabled the St. Louis Cardinals today to gain an easy 7 to 2 victory on five hits. PAWN BROKERS MONEY On Anything of Value PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up to 50% on unredeemed Diamonds Watches, clc. Licensed and Bonded R08 Broadway U-b!>o<A.Texa» NEW YORK, March 20 M uu . v m^ ±JVW1 LCcXlll^ AX J_i »t i. VJ.FV.C^., IVlttl Ull £\J lU.rU — may have to struggle a bit more Joe Sapora, bachelor -of science Tfl 7Y13K"P nf^fV"i OT"»r1c moaf- - ^n/-J >-v^-^r-4n»> n.f nu * n T_ t~_; _i ege of the City of New York-be- Buy A-Defense Bond TODAYI and circulating petitions against his dismissal. "We'd want Joe even if he couldn't sign his own name," one supporter said. ?h. D. was necessary to teach undergraduate musclemen the science of the hammer-lock, the scissor;rip and the half-nelson. Assistant Also Fired His assistant, Norman Oberhofer, who has been a tutor at City College for 11 years, also is being dropped because he isn't a Ph. D. Oberhofer also is studying for a doctorate. In the pr-.ctical application of the science OL wrestling Sapora nas been imminently successful. At the University of Illinois, from which he was graduated in 1930, he was National Intercollegiate wrestling champion. He came to New York 10 years ago to work for City College and for several years was National A. A. U. champion. He has turned out many successful squads as coach. This'year's team won seven of eight matches. Students Want Him .The decision to. fire Sapora came after officials had discovered a by-law in the, statutes of the board of higher education making it mandatory for all tutors to be doctors, of philosophy after five years. Although the fay-law was passed in 1938, it made no provision for those already in the school system. Students were making speeches DR. E. D. OSTEOFATHIC PHYSICIAV-SCRGKON ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF DR. R. P. REEDS OFFICES SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO RECTAL ANn PROSTATE DISEASES - COLONIC IRRIGATIONS Phone 7391 - Bill Altenburg Due To Play With Hubs Bill Altenburg, slugging inficld- er of Lubbock and Amarillo baseball clubs for three years, will arrive in Lubbock Saturday, March 28, "bringing a signed contract and ready to play," according to announcement here Friday. For a while it was feared that Altenburg, who starred at short and third for the. Hubbers and Gold Sox during the 1939-40 campaigns, was a Holdout, but Friday's communication promising arrival in time for start of spring training washed away all worries for the Lubbock management and added considerable strength at a position which might have been a big headache. Bell Plumbing Co. ™ T WHILE DIAL 4376 e PLUMBI »G REMODELED AND REPAIRED IS STILL POSSIBLE TO OBTAIN MATERIALS. Call Us For Quick, Efficient Service! WATER HEATERS REPAIRS

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