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Simon Has His Right, Now, And Is Not Afraid By SID FEDEH Associated Press Sports Writer SUMMIT, N. J., March 24 (-?}— Abe Simon has a bad case of strawberry shortcake and pickles. They are his favorite delicacies and he's irked no end that he can't have them as long as he's in train- g. Which is a good way as any of | Conn, natty in their soldier uni- explaining that the large Long forms, grinning affably at eacn Islander is just about the most other during Conns visit to Fort Who's Got The Ball Club-Big Spring Or Pampa? ' T Ratliff Denies Franchise Soid Gloves For Guns Former Foes Of Ring Pull Together Now By WHITNEY MARTIN Wide World Sports Columnist NEW YORK, March 24—There was something heartwarming in a picture of Joe Louis and Billy Golf Rookie-Is Pace-Setter n North-South unconcerned challenger Joe Louis ever has meeting. had the pleasure of Putting the finishing touches on § his preparatory work for Friday's Army emergency relief fight in Madison Square Garden, Ample Dix, where Louis is training for his bout Friday night against Abe Simon. Heart warming because it seemed to typify something so thoroughly American; the idea that we might have our family squab- Abie,is as afraid of the bomber as bles but just let anybody else try he is of that strawberry short to butt in and he's going to get his cake. Which is to say, not at all. ears whacked from all directions. Very Unconcerned Picture Of Unity He may not have the equipment Conn and L O m S are members of or dynamite necessary to do much tne { ignt / arn jiy, those hardy souls about shaking that heavyweight who cornm it legalized mayhem on crown out of Joe's hair. And he each other with a f ew> or many, may be somewhat short on boxing Collars provocation. Less than a skill to help him keep the incvit- ar ago the Pittsburgh kid and nlit n f\f F fr\f fmtr 1 aY\«T t h f\f 11 rY\O I.. t * »._ _UJA* ;_! ._! able off for any length of time. brown bomber did their level boys start pitching. And when someone MONTY STRATTON over duties . . . * * * * new Hubber manager, arrives to take Stratton Hopes To Take Regular Turn "Rush up the calendar and bring on the boys. I'm ready for some baseball, and the sooner the better!" Thus quoth.Monty Franklin Stratton, former Chicago White Sox pitcher and new manager of the Lubbock Hubbers of the West Texas-New Mexico league, who arrived in Lubbock yesterday to take over his duties. Spring training activities for the Hubbers. which will "be conducted at the home park this season for the first time, is. not scheduled to begin until April 1, but in the i-nfo-rTToninrr wool- tViprp m av hp soiTiR "warmine" ut>" going But when you spoke to him today best to comrn it great bodily harm about this and that, he talked of on each other on a balmy summer the war an£ ab .° ut _ the _P_^ ce __ o j j evening at the Polo Grounds. Now they are buddies in a big- ^br^.s^ufirs|.-. Si j^jat^ mpntionpd sion o£ outsiders. That picture ex- having seen Louis hit hS training P««ed^hat unity more adequately peak yesterday with all his oW than pallid .vords. display of house-wrecking machin- And it also summoned up . the cry, Abe just shrugged it off with idea that the fight game is con"well, all I know is that the last tributing its share to the armed time I met joe I had only my left services. That's their business, hand and lasted 13 rounds, and this fighting, isn't it? And they re time my right hand, which was showing they're just as quick to broken then, is okay, so I figure fight for their country as they are I'll %v in." for a. fat purse. Abe's "mom," sitting at ring- More than a score of men who side with Papa Simon watching might be called ranking boxers the workout, agreed with him. already are in uniform. The list includes three champions—Louis, Fred Cochrane, welter king, and Gus Lesnevich, light-heavy title- <By Thf Associated Press) PINEHURST, N. C., iMarch 24 Les Kennedy, 24-year-old unknown rookie who had never finished higher than a tie for fifth I place in the winter meets, beat a field of golfing groats today in the first round of the 72-hole North and South Open championship. The shock-haired young fellow shot an eye-brow raising -32-34— 66, six strokes under par, equalling the course record and taking the lead from Defending CRampion Sam Snead and the 1940 king, Ben Hogan, who already had posted fine 67's. Until today, Kennedy had never been a threat. But he worked hard on the full winter circuit and tied Henry Picard for fifth in the Beaumont Open — his best previous effort. Two shots back of Snead and Hogan came seven stars at 69; Lawscn Little, the one-time amateur kingpin; Byron Nelson, former Open and P. G. A. champion; Craig Wood, the current National champion; Lloyd Mangrum, Chandler Harper of Portsmouth, Va., Tony Penna of Dayton, Ohio, and Purvis Ferree of Pinehurst. PAGE B LUBBOCK, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1942 They Shy Off The "Draft" Question Red Sox Can Bear Up"If Pesky Stays By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer SARASOTA, March 24. (/P) — The draft is a never-never subject around the Boston Red Sox since the big disturbance over Ted Williams. Two other regulars, Catcher Frankie Pytlak and Rookie Shortstop John Pesky are in "Class intervening week there may be some "warming up' on in the vicinity of Hubber Field.< The park and the field is undergoing an over-hauling just now; low places in infield and outfield ire being filled in with new topsoil;, the grass is being cut and levelled, and the grandstand itself is taking on a coat oi paint, a ne\\ floor and other trimmings. Three Other Strattons •Stratton, whose major league career -was cut short just as it was about to blossom into something big, "moved" here with his family yesterday from Greenville. The family consists of Mrs. Stratton, the former Ethel Melboru, and two potential pitchers, Monty, jr., age 4, and Dennis Lee, 17 months. "First thing we gotta do is found us a house to live and cook in," said the genial Stralton. "I don't know a thing about the club's prospects, because I don't know any of the boys, or how they play ball," said Monty, "and that's all right, because it means we'll all start out even, and together. "We'll have about two hours of running and exercising for the first several days of spring camp before we get into actual practice »nd exhibition games. I want the boys to really be in shape, physically, and with the help of John King and Bert Kahn, we ought to get them that way." -How about his personal baseball plans? "Well, I've still got a lot of stuff on the ball," said Stratton, who suffered loss of a leg in a hunting accident after the 1938 season. "I'could still get that ball across the plate when I was on crutches, and with this new leg, I can do it in even better shape. I'm not so sure about how I can field the ball, but I know I can still pitch. At least, I'll know by the time the season starts. I hope to take a regular turn on the hill, and that's my plan." Since 1939, Stratton has served as a coach with the White Sox. The hunting accident, resulting in leg amputation, ended his big league pitching career four years of service with the Sox. He started his professional career with Galveston in the Texas League, in 1934, went up with the White Sox that season and later in the same year was sent to Omsha. He started the 1935 season with St. Paul, was called back to Chicago in time to pitch five games. In 1937 he won 15, lost five, and in 1938, he won 15, lost nine. Dallas Bowlers Set New State Record DALLAS, March 24. retary \Viley Sanders of the City Association of Dallas bowlers is sending in a batch of scores that should make the American Bowling congress sit up and take notice. A total of 5677 in a five-game match! Even to those who know Axn HOWS TH'IS? DALLAS. March 24 1^1 — How's this for bowling? E. Yukjtafon hail 27 strikes In a row. In a aeries of three games be finished the first rime with sir strikes for 21C, had 11 slraifht for a. perfect 300 In (he second and rot nine anri a spare in the third for 278, irivingr him a. crand total of 701. nothing about bowling that should sound colossal. It was made by Byron's team of Dallas in a series with the Recreation All-Stars of Houston. It , is the highest mark ever rolled by a Texas team and veterans of Dallas declare they never before saw its equal anywhere. The two teams rolled five games at Dallas .March 8. Dallas had 5231 and Houston 5149. Even that's pretty good countrv bowling, brother. Then last Sunday they tried it Tigers Trounce Champs, 8 To 1 ST. PETERSBURG. Fla., March 24. (ff) —Although Red Ruffing started his first game of the season for the New York Yankees and Bill Dickey made his initial appearance behind the plate, today the world champions were held to three hits and defeated by the Detroit Tigers, 8 to 1. INDIANS, REDS TIE CLEARWATER, Fla., March 24 WPj—The Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds tied for the Ohio championship of the grapefruit league .today when the Reds won the second game of their home-and-home series, 9 to 6, in 12-innings. SUYTAH HITS HOMER HOUSTON, March 24. (ff) — Home runs by Ed Kazak and Jrtke Suytar gave Buff regulars a 7-2 victory over the Yannigans in a holder. Here are a few of the present | crop oE great and- near-great who now fight in the ring only when they get the permission of superior officers: Billy Soose, Marty Servo, seven today. Kazak Georgia Abrams, Stc.ve Bellpise, Tommy Tucker, Fred Apostoli, Al Nettlow, Hal Cagin, Al Davis, Boom-Boom Mancini, Patsi Giovanelli, Tommy Gomez, Marty Clark, Mike Raffa, Tommy Roman. Many Lesser Lights That's just hitting the high spots, of course. There are scores of lesser lights who have abandoned their ring careers, at least temporarily, to fight with a gun. And veterans who had hung up their gloves, such as Lou Ambers. A pretty fair showing, ~i£ you should ask us. The kids in the ring game have fight in their hearts. Otherwise they wouldn't be in there. And the bigger the fight the better they like it. They've got their chance to be in the biggest fight of all, and they're taking advantage of it. They'll maul each hit his circuit wallop inning intra-squad game otherfaunmercifuU y. B ut just let an outsider try to chisel in. They'll stand side by side to teach him a lesson. After it's all over they may return to the business of methodically chopping each other's faces into cube steaks. Without malice. It's just their business, that's all. in Houston. Here's scored: ' how John the Dallas Summers men 1018, Verge Foster 1181, Wink Jordan 1219, George George 1090 and Alton Taylor 1169. Dallas won the five-game match 5677 to 5103. The winning score gave Dallas an average of 227 per man per game against the Houston average of 204. A SWELL IDEA GLADEWATER, March 24. W) —Speaking of ideal golf courses: Workmen have been instructed to mow the rough as well as fairways at the Greggton golf course. The rubber shortage has made golf balls hard to obtain and customers •want to take no chances on losing them. in the first inning and Suytar's came in the fifth with two men on. ELLIOTT'S HOMER WINS LOS ANGELES, March 24. (IP) —Bob Ellott's towering seventh inning homer into the centerfield bleachers gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-to 2 victory today over. Chicago's Cubs. GIANT RESERVES WIN MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 24 (IP) —Manager Mel Ott cf the New York Giants kept his promise today to bench his regulars and the reserves responded with an 11 to 6 triumph over the Philadelphia Phils. It was only the third victory in 14 starts for the Ottmen. DODGER "R'S" PERFORM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 24. OP] —The three R's of the Brooklyn Dodgers—Reese, R.eiser and Hizzo—combined for a two run rally in the ninth inning today that gave the National League champions a 4 to 3 verdict over the Boston Red Sox. But right now, although they might occasionally wham each other with the blessing of the Army or Navy authorities, they are as qne against the common foe. That'picture of Louis and Conn deserves a frame. In its mute way it expresses about as well as anything we've seen the unity of purpose which wiil make this a winning war for our side. Three-Day Round-Up Opens Af Texas U, Friday Afternoon AUSTIN, March 24 .(#) — The University of Texas' annual round-up Friday through .Sunday this year will feature a baseball game between the Longhorns and Randplph Field, a colorful revue and ball at which the student | sweetheart will be named, and the 15th Texas Relays. Officials expect at least 2,000 visitors for the spring homecoming. Opening Friday with the baseball game, the program swings into full stride Friday night with the revue and ball, highlighted by presentation of the sweetheart and visiting sweethearts representing schools in the Southwest conference. By Saturday morning, reunion trends will mark the celebration with class breakfasts and informal meetings constituting the leading program features. A luncheon of parents, ex-students and faculty members will be held at noon, following a special law school convocation at 11 a. m. TRACK TEAME ARRIVE AUSTIN, March 24 (^P)—Minnesota's Golden Gophers worked ou today on Memorial Stadium cinders as entries piled up for the 15th annual Texas Relays Saturday. A squad of 20 Kansas State thinly clads was due to arrive soon, boosting the total of college and university teams to 21 with 243 entrants. Fifty-five track and field men will represent 11 freshmen and junior college teams and 18 high schools will enter 189 athletes. Oklahoma-university's Sooners. who missed last years meet, will be out in force. The Sooners generally were regarded as a time bomb in the path of University of Surprise Teams Meet In Final NEW -YORK, March 24. (/P) — Western Kentucky State and West Virginia, the two most lightly regarded teams in the National Invitation basketball tournament, meet for the championship tomorrow night as the climax o; the most surprising series o: games ever seen in Madison Square Garden. The Kentuckians, seeded seven th among the eight quintets tha started play last Tuesday,' blowed >ver second-seeded City College n the first round and then eliminated Toledo's high scoring combination . in the semi-final jracket last night. West' Virginia, ast team to be invited and seeded eighth, first' disposed of Long stand's defending champions and •cept right on going against fast breaking Creighton, co-champions of the Missouri Valley conference. Toledo and Creighton meet in the first game to determine third place. A" and the club already has ;iven four players to the Army. As a result Manager, Joe Cronin s keeping his fingers crossed, laying nothing- and playing the best lineup he can put on the field rom day to day. This lineup, as it stands now, stacks up as a pretty fair ball club even with Cronin parked in the dugout for the first time in his 17 years in the big show. Cronin, 35 years old and a little more chubby, is determined that he will be a bench manager and the 22-year-old youngster who has been chosen to wear the great shortstop's mantle looks like a real find. He will have plenty.of experienced advisers all around him—Pytlak at the plate, Jimmy Foxx at first base, Bobby Doerr at second and Jim Tabor on third. Jimmy Still No. 1 There was considerable inconsequential talk during the winter about "Double X," now 34 years old and portly, relinquishing the first base assignment, but even though a broken toe has kept him out of action this spring he still is the No. 1 boy of the infield. Williams, Dpm DiMaggio and Lou Finney give Boston an enviable outfield and dress up the batting order as real menaces. This leaves the ultimate fate of the Red Sox hinging heavily on the developments of the draft for Pytlak and Pesky and on an uncertain pitching staff. (By The Associated Press) BIG SPRING, March-24. (IP) — The question of whether the Big Spring franchise of the West Texas-New Mexico league • is to be acquired by R. L. Edmondson of Pampa may be settled tomorrow. Dick Ratliff, acting manager of the Big Spring club, denied today the franchise had been sold but said Pampa had first option if he does decide to move it. Edmondson had announced he held a contract signed by Ratliff to buy the franchise. Up To Director* Rp.tliff, however, insisted no deal had - been closed and that the franchise would nut be moved without "cash on the barrel-head." He added that the deal probably would be tomorrow. At Dallas, - President Milton Price said he had not been contacted by the parties interested and that approval of the board of directors -would have to be obtained before the franchise could be moved. SIEBERT STILL STUBBORN PASADENA, Calif., March 24. (JPl — Much as he wants the services of Holdout Dick Siebert, Connie Mack today revealed he had refused the first baseman[s demands in order to be fair to his other veterans. "Bob Johnson, Frank Hayes, Jack Knott, Mike Kreevlch and Siebert all were offered bonus contracts based on our Philadelphia • attendance,", Connie said. "Siebert was the only one not to agree." Southwest Swim Ace To AAU Joust DALLAS, March 24. (IP}— Danny Green, the Southwest's outstanding swimmer, leaves tomorrow Idalou Nine Defeats Roosevelt, 5 To 3 Idalou's . schoolboy baseball squad came through with a 5 to 3 decision over Roosevelt Tuesday afternoon in competition in the eastern halt of the South Plains , for New Haven, Conn., to com- rural high school league. Texas hopes to repeat victories in the 440 and sprint medley relay. Algeria has placed a compensation tax on wine shipped from France. Lt. John Kimbrough Given Assignment CAMP ROBERTS, Calif., March 24. (IP) —Second Lieut John A. Kimbrough, former All-Amerkan fullback from Texas A. and M., arrived in Camp Roberts and was assigned .to the 90th infantry training battalion. The former football player and his wife plan to live in nearby Paso Robles. Pete Allen Elected Coach At Corsicana CORSICANA, March 24. (/P)— H. C. (Pete) Allen was named head football coach at Corsicana High school last night to replace John A. Pierce, who resigned to become a lieutenant in the U. S Navy. Allen was assistant to Pierce for the last eight years. He is a graduate of Trinity university. Waxahachie, where he played end. Assistants have not been elected. pete in the National Indoor AAU swimming championships. Green, who won the Adolph Kiefer trophy emblematic of sec- toinal swimming supremacy, will enter the 440-yard anr". 1500- meter events. The Dallas Athletic club star .esterday made the 1500-meter n 19:37.8. The time in the na- ional outdoor meet last year was .9:55.8 and'in the national col- epiates it was 19:43, The national championships will be held at Yale university April 2, 3 and 4, and Green's coach, Wally Hoffrichter, said the youthful star had an excellent chance of winning. AAU TO CONTINUE ST. JOSEPH, Mo., March 24. ,.pj—There is no indication of discontinuing any of the nation's AAU athletic events because of the war, J. Lyman Bingham of Chicago, assistant to the president of the AAU said today. Bingham is attending the Women's National AAU basketball tournament after spending last week at th emen's AAU tourney in Denver. Ray Downey, winning ' h'urler, homered with two mates aboard in the fourth frame to break a one- all deadlock and sent the Idalou nine into a lead it never relinquished. Harrison Sage was behind the plate for the Idalou team. For the losers, "Alvan Joe Ater pitched, Tommy Rodgers caught. Idalou managed five hits, Roosevelt three. The winners made xiur miscues, Roosevelt one. A district tournament is to be conducted later in the season with teams of the eastern and western divisions of the league participating, winner to go to Dallas to enter the state tournament. Teams in the eastern half include Cooper, Frenship, Roosevelt, Idalou, Southland and Shallowater. Leading schools of the western half include Whitharral, Morton, Meadown and Ropesville. SENATORS BEAT BROWKS DELANO, Fla., March 24. (£>}— With Dutch Leonard allowing only three hits in pitching five shutout innings, the Washington' Senators defeated the St. Louis Browns today, 5 to 1, in an exhibition game. MILLERS TAKE PADRES SAN ANTONIO, March 24. Iff) —The Minneapolis Millers of the American association rapped San Antonio's Texas League pitching for 15 hits and 13 runs here today to defeat the Missions 13 to 8. The Padres kicked in with five errors, which helped somewhat the Miller attack. 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