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»«• I llil Puts Up Title Again Uncle Sam Servicemen i -^,. Simon Goes ~n Chop Block f 2nd lime is : * . ' ! By SID FEDER t Associated Press Spoil* Writer . JNEW YOPK, March 25 — For 1 ioc first time in tlie history of the fysht game, Uncle Sain will turn laose one of his own military nephews to fight for the heavy- v^clghf. championship of the world U morrow night. for the second time in le^s three months, Joe Louis (new Private J. Louis Barrow of i AID: w£iciis t*s , SCMMIl. >'. -I-, Mirth :« Vn —Ad* jfinroti strpjirrt briskly throtifb & fiatl ^0 : m!nuir drill tod** in preparation ^for tomorrow's heiv/vreizht champion* «*hlp haul aoiunt Jo* Louts in Xrw ?Vork. Trainer Krrddy Br*>wn «ald that f \bf urichfd '?.Vs pound) a/Iff the "«"rki"it. ' JOi: WALKS 6 MILLS » KOItT MX. N. J.. March IS (.-T— <Ho.i\j«tijht Champion Jet Louis tai- Ird his ^training lodiT for his title kltttntf aralnst Abe Simon bj lofnr Uhrouth a ff» liiht tiereises. Hii mtornltif 'roadncrk was limiUd to si* yullti it » brisk tralk. J<* iveichrd Jnit wvrr J07 pounds after the work- J>ut and his ra-manatcrs. John Roi- fherouch and Julian Blark. pronount- ,*ti hfm as "fit as he tree wu IB hi) Ijnde Sam's Army) \vill defend that richest of all fistic prizes for exactly nothing — neither money, rfarbles, nor chalk. 3 He will take off those heavy sfcldier shoes, walk into Madison ajuare Garden's ring at 9 p. m. jtiii irrriv » - • . v ___.. r PAGE J2 LU2.BOCK, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1942 He Finished Just 17 Under Par— Hogan Wins North And South, Tourney «f:v.'Tf before about 15,000 cus temers—well sprinkled with Army shd-Navy official gold braid—and ijroceed to operate on one Abraham Simon, a good-natured, confident 250-pound giant from Long Bland, whom he chopped down in lp i rounds just about a year ago J None For Mike Or Joe • There should be somewhere be- tsveen- $123.000 and $150,000 in the till by post-time, according to rtjore-or-less official communiques Promoter Mike Jacobs' ticket office outposts, but neither Joe nor Mike will wind up with a quarter ojit of the pot. The chief collector tyiU be Army .emergency relief, tfce organization recently set up to tare for the needy loved ones the bjpys leave behind when they go off,to the wars. \Ssst estimates sre. that about ^pO.OOD to 560,000 will be piled up pji the 'Army relief bankroll from tomorrow's tea party, with Louis ajid Jacobs kicking in their entire flfputs, Simon contributing a-por- tta! of his purse and the Garden Splitting its share down the mid- cpe with the fund. i That's the way it came out ex- 3ctiy II weeks ago tomorrow ni°ht Jhen Louis worked on-the Cali- -iprnia skyscraper, Buddy Baer for the oenefit of the Navy relief *o- gety. From that one, the Navy Hind collected 589,000 of a $189000 gate which was built up by Ijigcer-priced tickets than for to- ijjQrrow's scuffle. J On thsf; occasion, the brown tfotnber all but-blew Buddy out of the ring in less than three" minutes for the 20th successful defense in his all-time record run as J£ng of the clout industry. The next morning he" finished "break- last and quietly went down to the -«rmy station to enlist. .Tomorrow he figures to do ju<:t *out the same to Abie the Ample a a he did to Baer, with only r^inor variations. si There hasn't been eough betting c*u the_ fight to create a market. Bobss is almost any price to win ajid 1 to 5 to hit the jackpot be- lore trie 15 rounds run out. ' ftw Jen kins Boxes Mike: Kaplan Tonight ^BOSTON. March 26. ( -ins of Sweetwater, ifu-- - , . . > former IMmveight champion will attempt ^Lire-establish himself as a top- Ibght battler against Welterweight Mtory Mike Kaplan of Boston tomorrow night in a 10-round J The Boston boxer has been Jven given a slight edge over enkins. Boxer Dies Tournev Bout ALINAS, Calif., March 26. «?> -jrrank Barringcr, 21, of Ana- Jfeuc, Tex., died after being knock- «3J out last night in a boxing tour- rSHment here. «Barringer. a member of the Hamilton field air base boxing 1|am, had fought Otto Dutton, Bprt Ord negro soldier. . IThe Texan was floored in the Jfurth round of the semi-final bput. and failed to regain con- stiousness after he was taken to IJig dressing room. **^ IIHlnllMII * M ' ll<n>l| MBMiHMhMiHBH^^^^H ifTenms Rackets RESTRUNG AT POWERS SPORTING GOODS 1212 Avsnue K SOUTHERN AUTO STCfcf (BrTSu Associated Press) (Vv P1NEHURST, N. C., March 26 Playing the course where he won his first tournament two years ago, be-ting Ben Hogan today won the North and South Open golf championship with a record 271 — 17 strokes better than even par. Shooting the finest 72-hole stretch of his dazzling career since he set the tournament record here at 277 in 1940, Hogan carded successive rounds of 67-68-67-69 over the 6,879-yard. par 72 course. Snead Is Second Defending Champion Sammy Snead came in second, with 276, bettering by one shot his own score in the north-south last year. Snead scored a closing 68. Byron Nelson, the former Open and P. G. A. king, finished with a 73 to tie Lloyd Mangrum of Chicago at 281 for third money. Lester Kennedy, the young unknown from Lynn, Mass., had 7374 and was deadlocked with Open Champion Craig Wood at 283. Chandler Harper, 28-year-old veteran from Portsmouth, Va., could do no better than a pair of 15'$, and wound up seventh with It was Hogan's third tournament triumph this year and his ninth since he came out of oblivion in the 1940 event and went out to pile up a two year record as the country's leading scorer and money winner. First money of 31,000 put his earnings for this season at $7,158 —more than §1,000 ahead of Snead in second place. Medalist Defeated In S'Western Joust PHOENIX, Ariz., March 26. (fl>> —Richard Taylor of Phoenix, vho qualified yesterday with an 80 over the par 71 country club layout, exploded the biggest upset of the 28th annual Southwestern golf tournament today when he eliminated Medalist Knox Corbett of Tuscon, 2 and 1. About the. hottest golfer in sight, however, was Tom Lambie, Phoenix city titlist, also an 80 qualifier yesterday. He defeated C. B. Webster, jr., of Phoenix, 6 and 5. Blaine McNutt, El Paso, defending champion, and most other favorites, came through the first round of match play. McNutt scored a 3 and 2 victory over E D. Roberts of El Centro, Calif. Tech Golfers Face 2 Teams Next Week Coach J. W. Jackson and his Texas Tech golf team will invade Fort Worth and Denton next week for non-conference golf matches. The Texas Tech divot diggers will match shots with Texas Wesleyan at Fort Worth on April 2 and with the North Texas State Teachers at Denton on April 3. In their only matches. so far this season the Tech golfers defeated the University of San Antonio with ease but face some tough birdie and par matches when they play Texas Wesleyan and North Texas, two of the best golf teams in that section of the state. The Techsans will leave for Fort Worth on April 1. Rural Cage Champs Of State Announced . AUSTIN, March 26 (fP> —Rural champions of Texas schoolboy basketball were announced today by R. J. Kidd, athletic director of the Interscholastic league. Only ten district titlists were decided. In the other 22 districts there were not enough rural schools participating to justify tournaments. District champions announced: District 3, Key school (Dawson county); District 6, Bayou school CCallahan county); District 8, Aleman school (Hamilton county); District 9, True school (Yourg county); District 10, Reno school (Parker county); District 13. Three P school (Fannin county); District 14. New Hope school (Franklin county); District 22, Elm Creek school (Guadalupe county); District 23, Ad Hall school (Milam county); District 24, ElKnger school (Fayeite county). More Than 650 Registered For Longhorn Relays (By The AssocUtid Press) AUSTIN, March 26—The entry list for the Texas Relays, whidi open the National collegiate outdoor track season Saturday, soared past the 650-mark today with University of Texas officials still waiting to hear from Southern Methodist. No explanation was forthcoming from Relays Director Clyde Uttltfield but other officials believed the Mustang squad, led by Sprinter Kenneth Dealy, would be m evidence at the starting gun. Railbirds figured Midwest stars would seriously threaten the southwest'?, oldtime supremacy in ihe track and field festival but expected Texans to cart away a goodly share of the first place medals, particularly in the special university-college events. Minnesota Is Strong Minnesota's Gophers and the Texas Longhorns, defending more championships than any other institution, wound up extensive workouts. Drake, defender in two distance relay events, and Loyola of Chicago, returning to protect a sprint medley title, were expected for workouts tomorrow. No one questioned the superiority of Jack Defield of Minnesota and Harold Hunt of Nebraska in the pole vault. Either is capable of 14 feet and the event last year ended in a four-way deadlock at 12 feet, 6 inches. Bob Fitch of the Gophers was expected to replace Texas' Jack Hughes as the meet's discus king Fitch also figures in the shot put GERALD (GEE) WALKER * -K -K Cincy Reds Buy Geraid Walker TAMPA, Fla., March 26. W)— The Cincinnati Reds poured more money into their left field problem tonight by purchasing Holdout Gerald Walker from the Cleveland Indians of the American League. General Manager Warren C. Giles of the Reds did not disclose the purchase price, but it was believed to be around $20,000. Walker, 33, refused to take a $5,000 pay cut from the Indians and has said he would retire to his Orlando, Fla., drugstore unless he got the same salary as last year. Giles sought to get in touch with him immediately in an effort to bring him to terms before the Reds break camp next Monday. YANKS WIN IN 13TH ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 26. (ffij —The New York Yankees came from behind with two runs in the 13th inning today to nose out the Boston Red Sox, 3-2. McGEE HELPS GIANTS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Mar 26. (fP>— The New York Giants ran their exhibition winning streak to three games today with an 8-4 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers behind a two-hit pitching job by Bill McGee, who blanked the National League champs for six innings. SENATORS TAKE CARDS ORLAiN'DO, Fla., March 26. (O>, —The Washington Senators fumbled most of their chances to score today but won over the St. Louis Cardinals, nevertheless, 2 to 1, because of the pitching of Early Wynn and Bill Zuber / CUBS ON RAMPAGE LOS ANGELES, March 26. M?) —The Chicago Cubs, beaten nine times in their last 10 starts, scored nine runs in the third inning today against Seattle of the Pacific Coast league and won the game, FLEMINGS HOMER WINS CLEARWATER, Fla., March 26 (fP) —Less Fleming, rookie first baseman, hit a home run with the bases filled in the fourth inning today to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. SEALS TAKE ATHLETICS SAN FRANCISCO, March 26. (&) —Ray Perry's single in the ninth inning drove in the run that gave the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast league a 4 to 3 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics today. PIRATES RALLY, WIN FULLERTON, Calif., March 26. (iP) — Pittsburgh's Pirates today salvaged a free-hitting exhibition game with Sacramento, 12 to 9 after Pepper Martin's Coast Leaguers ran across 7 runs off Lefty Aldon Wilkic in the second frame. INDIANS BEAT REBELS TYLER. March 26. (/F}—Oklahoma City's Indians won their third straight exhibition baseball game today, taking the Dallas Rebels into camp, 13 to 6. . The two Texas League clubs play a return engagement Monday at Dallas. feet, 11 tossing the sphere 43 inches, in a workout. Co-favorites in the shot put however, were Rice's Jim Deal' defending champion, and Jack Wilson Baylor grid hero who beat Deal last week at Fort Worth's exposition meet. Travis Cook of the East Texas Teachers loomed as the best bet in the javelin throw and Cook's teammate, Avon Rice, was expected to push Billy Christopher of Rice m the broad jump. Other Favorites Don Boydston, record-smashing Oklahoma A. and M. high jumper, will seek his third straight relays crown. Boydston shared the title with Dub Walters of Baylor last year at 6 feet, 77-8 inches, and may be forced into the same thing this year with Pete Watkins of Texas A. and M. Watkins cleared 6 feet, 7 inches. has In the hurdles, Roy Bucek of Texas A. and M. was given an edge nvcr TV^-fio' T-»«,.,» T *". over Texas' Doug Jacques Rica's Billy Cummins. Rice offers Harold Hail, and a sprint favorite in c- i i,, .,_ ,' double winner at Fort Worth last week, but he'll be challenged by Orv Matthew of Oklahoma, Jimmy Metcalf of Oklahoma A. and M. and Max Minor of Owens Howard Payne's crack sprinter and hurdler, will have to confine his participation to the college events, having run out his eligibility in the three-year university and special events division. Texas. Pete BROWNS TAKE ADVANTAGE DELANO, Fla., March 26. (JP>— After compiling an enviable exhibition record against major league opposition this spring, the St. Louis Browns today enjoyed a virtual holiday in slapping down the Deland Red Caps, a Florida East Coast league outfit, 12 to 1. THE ItUMBA - SLIDE -- L'ew ] ' '' Idggs registers concern lor person and cap, caroming inio third base as Brooklyn's Dodgers defeated the Boston Braves in an exhibition game at Daytona Beach. Teammates dubbed this method of locomotion the "rhumba slide," assuming Riggs picked it up in Havana where the Dodgers opened spring training. Anyway, he's kicking Track Teams Go Here Today Lubbock High Hostf To Littlefieid And Levelland Runners The Lubbock track and field season gets o'clock this under way at 3:20 afternoon when the high school Westerners become hosts to the Levelland Loboes and Littlefieid Wildcats in a triangular meet at Chapman Field. Coach Goober Keyes of the Westerners issued a blanket invitation to fans, and promised plenty of fast action — at least between events. It's All Free There will be no -admittance charge. "We will start a" new race every 15 minutes.," said Coach Keyes, "and there'll be no long waits between races." The Littlefield team recently won an invitation meet staged on the Littlefield track, and is expected to give the Westerners and Levelland stiff competition today. Representing the Lubbock High squad will be Robert Brewer, Curly Allison and Aubrey Thompson in the 100-yard dash; Brewer, Thompson and another in the 220- yard dash; Milner Thqrne, Ralcy and Robbins in the 440-yard rim- Franklin Butler, in the half-mile; Wayne Emery in the mile. Moore, Raley, Herbert Bechtol and Thorne will make up the mile relay team; Allison, McCurry and Brewer will run in the 440-yard relay; Thorne, Bechtol and J A Blackwell in the hi«h hurdles- Allison, Bechtol and Biackwell in the low hurdles. Tuffv Nabors and J. D. Milner will compete in the weight event*; Jack Norwood. Thorne and Black-' iump > another in the BI T , Biackwell and broad jiurnp, Hurley and Johnny Davis in th>: pole event. ROYALS BEAT BRAVES SANFORD, Fla., March 26. W) —A quartet of errors and ,some poor pitching by the Boston Braves gave the Montreal Royals of the International League a 6-0 decisio ntoday over the National League club. SPRING SPECIAL Any Dryer & lee Sfafion lo April _1sf, 1942! WASH & LUBRICATION FRONT WHEEL PACK FREE CHECK-UP- ALL FOR All Lighli Battery Crank Cav- Transmission $1.95 Differential Terminals Cleaned Terminals Greased Tires Checked for proper inflation, cuts, bruises, »lcl Dryer & Lee Oil Co. MAXIMUM PERFOHMANCE-"And there's another box of vita- .mm-filled, power-generating, speed-producing Crunchies for .Home Jtun Schmaltz. TRACTOR TIRE OWNERS ATTENTION We can Tulcanixe all sixe tractor tires and you don't hart Jo wait. Bring Ihetn in today. 1315 AVE. K SANDERS TIRE CO. We Vulcanize All Size Tires Cotton States Loop Folds Up For Duration Of War GREENVILLE, Miss., Match 26 (/Pih-The Cotton Stales Baseball league was today disbanded at least for the duration of Ihe war by Judge W. G. Bramham of Durham, North Carolina, president, announced disbandment of ihe Class C circuit fay Judge Bramham after efforts io obtain help for clubs in Ihe circuit from higher league clubs failed. The Cotton Slates has operated intermittently since its organization m 1902 and was one of the oldest minor leagues in the nalion. DIAL 6306 Greenberg, Gehringer Gone But Tigers "Bearing Up" By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sporls Writer CLEARWATER, Fla., March 26 VP> —Without Hank Greenberg and Charley Gehringer the Detroit Tigers are a toothless pelt of the team that won the American League pennant only two years ago, but it is time to refute the gross libel that they are the worst looking club in Florida. Detroit was truly desolate until a few days ago. It had a sack- ful of holdouts, some of the players who had signed for cuts were unhappy, nobody was hitting and almost everybody played atrociously in the field. Pitching .Not So Bad But somehow order has come State Badminton Meet Opens Today WACO, March 26. W—More than 200 players are scheduled to begin their quest of championships in seven divisions of play when the Texas state badminton tournament gets under way here tomorrow at 11 a. m. Headlining this year's show will be exhibition matches daily by Dave Freeman, Evelyn Boldrick LpnghornsBow To Texas Nine, 1 To 4 / COLLEGE STATION, March 2*5 (/P)—The Texas Longhorns,.perennial pavers in Southwest conference bfiseball, got off to a bad start in the 1942 campaign today when they lost to a hustling Texas Aggies squad, 4-1. Charley Stevenson, Aggie hurler, went the entire distance, held the Steers to seven hits and fanned five men. Failure of Texas to hit in the clutch cost them the game. The Longhorns had ten men stranded on bases. The Aggies scored in the second, third, fourth and eighth with John Scoggin's' big bat a factor. He drove: in one run and hit a homer for another. His total for the day was three hits out of four trips to the bat. Te^aj' lone run came in the seventh when Stevenson walked Bill Dumke, Texas pitcher—the only free pass of the game. Neil Hector's single advanced Dumke to second and he scored on Grady Hatton's single. Jack Stone popped out to end the threat. Besides Dumke, Charley Tankersley and Jim Collins hurled for the Longhorns, with Collins charged with the loss. TCU Outlasis 5MU In 17-16 Ball Game FORT WORTH, March 26 (IP)— Texas Christian outlasted Southern Methodist in a long, weird Southwest conference baseball game here today, winning the second game of the series 17-16. The Ponies won yesterday 13-9. Trotter Adams, Frog pitcher who lost the opener, was the winning pitcher today. He relieved Lefty Dowell in the eighth after SMU had tied the score at 55-all with a five run outburst. Adams' single in the TCU half of the eighth drove in what proved to be the winning run. Frito Gonzales hit a home run off Max Humphreys, Frog starter with the bases full in the first inning and Richard Allen homered for TCU in the fifth, when the Frogs finally 'overcame SMU's early lead which 'stood at 10-1 after the first two innings. : Dowell worked five score.less innings before he tired. In women's singles, Mary Honaker, defending champion, is expected to meet stiff opposition ... , ., from Daphine Suba of Denton- out of chaos and the .Tigers now Doris Johnson of Abilene who seem sure to DC f igntmg for what- I gave Honaker a battle in the re- ever scraps arc left lying around c e n t Southern Intercollegiate the bacK entrance of the first di- I me«t; Helen Van Werden Dallas vision. .f nitching I city champion and Mrs. Lillie Lee is sound even' Baker of Austin. though the.staff has more myster-! Eugene Tenny and Robert "'Favor, Abilene collegians, \vill pace the men's singles field that includes such outstanding players as Walter Henslee of Galveston, Roy Harrison of Houston, Harold Reddick of Dallas and Lowell Douglas of Waco. an omnibus collection of detective stories. Buck Newsom, if he felt inspired, could be a 20- game winner again." Schoolboy Rowe is an unknown quantity. Hai Newhouser, a fine young southpaw two years ago, still is battling to regain his control and Tommy Bridges will be used chiefly for spot assignments on cool days. However, if none o£ these possibilities materialized, the Tigers could count on good pitching -on the basis of the showing made by some of the younger hurlers this spring. Paul (Dizzy) Trout has looked tremendous at times and big Al Benton and Rookies Hal White and Charley Fuchs all have pleased Manager Del Baker. The real uncertainty about the Tigers rests in the fact that they will have to play four newcomers as regulars and not even Manager Baker will guess how they will do. There will be two new outfield fielders and a new second base combination and Baker's best estimate of the situation today was, "I'm just letting the boys battle among themselves and when the PHILS WIN ONE MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 26. (*Pj—Paul Masterson and Gene Lambert teamed up today to pitch the Phils to a 5 to 1 victory over the Columbus Red Birds of the American Association. YELLOW IN ITS VARIOUS FORMS .FOR FEMININE USE MARK HALSEY DRUG STORE PAWN BROKERS MONEY On Anything of Value PROMPT COURTEOUS SERVICE Save up to 50% on unredeemed Diamonds Watches, etc. Licensed and Bonded & JEWELRY" CO. season opens I'll put the best looking men out there." JIMMY BURKE DIES ST. LOUIS, March 26. (fP) — Jimmy Burke, 67, who ended a lengthy career in baseball when he retired as coach. of the New' York Yankees in 1933, died today of pneumonia at. St. John's Hospital. Burke baseball was never without'a job from the time he began playing as third-baseman .^ with Peoria in 1896 until ill health -M forced his retirement ' ' •'- For Easter blue. DIAL 5115 PUT YOUR MOVING And STORAGE Problems In Our Hands Want your furniture moved to another city? Want it stored for the duration? 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