Lubbock Morning Avalanche from Lubbock, Texas on April 2, 1942 · Page 5
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A Small Voice Out Of The Completes Deal For Big Spring Club f Th*. WiMlT^IZ'~°-' - . . ©— —AAU Asks Army Apology! h a™,%°«^^ "*J Ui "" *><*m uiat me AAb 1 (AP)—The National Amateur Athletic union melns to - - *— Army for recent remarks of a major who said that <-V,P A ; suspension of a soldier-Athlete "smacks of Axis effort b\ Lawrence Di Benedetto, AAUw president, said today he had appointed a . committee to call on tiie commanding general of the third corps area to insist on an apology for remarks attributed to Major Richard O'Conr.ell, area morale chief, after the AAU barred Marty Passaglia, San Francisco selectee, from playing with an AAU basketball team. The AAU ruling was made after Pas- saglia had competed against professionals. "After carefully studying the report of the registration committee of the South Atlantic assoeia- .tion of the A.A.U. submitted to me by President Carl F. Gail of the Baltimore district, I am firmly convinced that the suspension of M&rty Passaglia by the South Atlantic A.A.U. was perfectly in order," Di Benedetto said in a statement today. Brownies Don't Have lt~Again By JUDSON BAILEY Press Sports ., DELAND, Fla., April 1. —The t St. Louis Browns were being pick- l ed for the first division of the j American League by many ob* servers at this time last yea'r and *' they are as good now as they were | then. * But instead of the first division J. the Browns landed in a tie for t sixth place last season and they v are likely to bunk in the same gen- ' sral vicinity this year. i The Browns are a good middle t class ball club. They will play I' WIN IN TWELFTH * DELAND, Fla., April .l.(ff) « Junior Stephens, rookie short* stop, singled to left field with * the bases filled in the twslfth t inning to give the St. Louis * Browns an 8 to 7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies today. good ball,and bad. They are capable of making trouble for some .of the upper, strata rivals just as they have in the last couple o£ years. A^gdod year for Third Baseman Harlpad Chft would build -the Browns into something more fearsome and Manager Luke Sewell is hopeful. The veteran showed up at camp on time for the first time in half a dozen years and as a result:has been hitting better than m past springs. ' . But the Browns as a whole sum up to the same club they were last year-%o better, no worse. --- The same pitchers who carried last year's burden are holding forth again—Elden Auker who won 14 games; Bob Munchief. a 13-game -winner, and Bob Harris . who accounted for a '.dozen tri. UEXPks. This trio is-looking better than a year -ago and Manager Se- .well is counting, on Denny Gale,:•.• hciuse, JohivNiggeling and some of - tne^ other veterans to help. Two young . southpaws, Frank -•••Bjscan and stan Ferens, have . showed promise in the spring sessions and may stick around awhile. Ferens, who was obtained in the baseball draft last fall, won 21 f games and lost 9 for the'Class "B" * Columbus, Ga., club in 1941 while „ Biscan had a record of 9 and 7 for Toledo. . Most of the catching will have to ,be done by the aging IVIck Fcr PAGE 10 .LUBBOCK, TEXAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1342 They've Called Their Shots Before Pro Golfers Select Nelson As Man To Beat In Masters • , It !f- n °«^ pril f ?°u s ga ?' You have the wotd of e eang pros including the past champions, for it and they not only should know ; last year they proved they did know by picking Craig Wood and then - leading pros seeing him come through handsomely. Gathered here for the $5,000 Land Of Th<; Slcy Open which gets underway tomorrow, eight of the shotmakers in a poll today gave Nelson slightly the better chance to finish on top. Four picked Hogan, and three Nelson, but Nelson got four second place choices to Hogan's one. Ralph Guldahl, the 1935 v.-inner oi the Master* picked Snead. Nelson himself nominated Hogan to win. Hogan, declining to pick himself directly, said: "If I'm ever going to win "it, this ought to be the yeiir. I'm certainly playing the finest golf of my life? and I think I have a better chance of winning than some of the other boys." _ Jimmy Demaret, still the laughing boy that won in his first effort in 1940, chose Nelson, F,d Dudley and Henry Picard to finish m that order, but added with a laugh: "I'll probably knoc-k it off myself." Cooper High Nine Beats Smyer, 9-8 Cooper High school defeated Smyer High in an interscholastic baseball game on the Cooper diamond yesterday afternoon, 9 to 8 with a three-run rally in the seventh and final inning of the contest. Smyer had taken a lead in the first inning with a run, added another in the third, and Cooper tied the count with two runs in the third. Cooper had to come from behind again in the filth with three runs, and again in the seventh after Smyer had made tour tallies in the sixth. Chisum and Barrett' pitched for Cooper^, and Morris did the catch- mg. Heffner went the route for Smyer allowing only three hits, but. walking 12 batsmen, fanning nine. Jackson caught for the // PIHATES SMOTHER SOX EL CENTRO, Calif., April 1 t The rampaging Pittsburgh Pirates loosened a barrage of four homers a couple of triples and several doubles today to smother Chicago's White Sox 9 to 4 for their 16th tnumph in the last 18 game* GAME CALLED, NO BALLS iY ~. ~~- **""*" "ta" 4 fe *v*v-n. jL-t-L- TUCSON Ariz Anril 1 f&\ re^who was a . 256 hitter last April **'£%£*£ ^ However, they have too much , imcerteinty in their infield and 7-7 tie today fnd Vhenh^d to caU grind of a pennant race. SPRING SPECIAL Any Dryer & lee Sfafion k April f jf, WASH & LUBRICATION FRONT WHEEL PACK FREE CHECK-UP—. ALL FQR^ Differential Terminals Cleaned Terminals Greased T;, i-r, T *=ti«jiiieij» v»reasea iires Checked for proper inflation, cuts, bruises, eicl • All Lights • Battery • Crank Case • Transmission $ 1.95 Lee Oil Co. Rochester SUITS Noted lot long Green" Longhorns Defeat Rice, 9-6 AUSTIN, April 1 (JP>— The University of Texas combined five hits, a walk and an error to net five runs in the sixth inning moving ahead of Rice institute's Owls and eventually taking a 9 to 6 decision here today. The two Southwest conference teams meet again tomorrow. Rice collected 10 hits against the Steers' eight but four errors were costly to the visitors. Don Leigh of Rice tripled in the fourth for the game's longest hit. Tech Netters Win Over Texas Miners Texas Tech's varsity tennis team opened its new season yesterday with a 4-3 victory over the Texas College of Mines netters from, El Paso. The Bed Raiders leave early next week for a tour of Southwest conference courts, meeting Texas A. & M., Baylor university, University of Texas and Southern Methodist university. DALLAS REBELS WIN DALLAS, April 1 (;P; — Merv Connors, big first baseman acquired from Texarkana during winter trading, gave the Dallas Rebels of the Texas League batting punch for a 6-4 exhibition baseball win over Little Rock of the Southern association today. Connors knocked a homer in the seventh with two mates aboard —the first circuit blow for the local club this season. Connors made two other hits in four times at bat. FOUHTH FOR DODGERS DAYTON BEACH, Fla., April 1 W?h-The Brooklyn Dodgers . i« «•* *•; T> A«J_ ft t _ . _ * ... - - t-£r-"o «-**x, Geisel _.._ Keels, 3-1, on a four-hit for the Hemitmran £*» ¥* b £*2?__"** W- sheriff 6 of P Marion —« •*•-—• ~ j »•» « j, \j v^vit; t. I^IIL— banders, Les Webber and Ed AI- bosta. Fans Subscribe Over Required Fund For Team (Suftlsl To The Avmnche) PAMPA, April 1. — Business men and baseball fans rallied tonight in a "showdown" meeting and over-subscribed a fund guaranteeing professional baseball in the West Texas-New Mexico league here this summer. The Pampa franchise recently v/as moved to Albuquerque, new member of the league, but Pampa got busy and made up the money to purchase the Big Spring club, bag and baggage, and move it to the Oiler city. Ratliff To Manage Dick Ratliff, veteran catcher who finished the season with Big Spring last year and held the whip hand governing the fran- cmse, was named acting manager of the new Oiler team. Ray McKernan, Pampa oilman, was named temporary chairman or the executive board. Permanent officers are to be elected at a meeting of stockholders next week, it was announced. Spring training is to begin next Tuesday at Roadrunner Park, home of the Oilers for the past two years President Milton Price and the West Texas-New Mexico league have been asked formally for permission to transfer the Big Sprin<* club, recently acquired in a trade that saw the original Big Spring club go to Lamesa, the former Lamesa club going to Big Spring The 1941 Lamesa club/ then will form the nucleus of the 1942 Pampa club as result of the series of "deals," provided the league and its president agree. There was little reason to believe that any opposition would be m^t Nine members of last year's Lamesa club are on the reserve list and subject To the call of the new Pampa club, it was said. Dates Changed For National AAU Meet DALLAS, April 1. (/P)_The National AAU track and field meet will be held here June 26 and 27 instead of July 3 and 4, P C Cobb, athletic director of 'the Southwestern AAU, announced today. The dates were changed at the r . e ,<i" est of the National Colleyiaie Athletic association which ho'ds its meet June 19 and 20 at Lincoln, Neb. In this way the collegians can go to Dallas immediately after their meet and compete in the AAU without a break in the schedule. The Southwestern AAU meet is expected to be held ?n 1 ort Worth either June 5 and S or June 12 and 13, Cobb said. Harry Gefsel Runs For County Sheriff T „,„ u " He Might Be What Senators Need Newsom Keeps In Shape By Traveling About The Loop By WHITNEY MARTIN Wid e World Sports Columnist ' A f PfU 1 ~. As this 5s written we do *'t know whether 3 f 5 action stop in the travels of Bo-Bo Newsom, n Jr d ° ug ^ uts and coffe *. or whether Clark Griffith to keep the big guy n^" 1 ^ ° ld B °- JB ° is just a piece of bacon °n the hook i frnn- • *l L S conc « ned - an d that the Old Fox plans to do a little trolling in the hope of landing some other players, or a few dollars with reaUv reaiiy a, fetched idea as Larry MacPhail has shown an inclination to buy up every yesterday's hero he can find, and besides. Bo-Bo would fit in very nicely with Larry's 30-year plan. So-Bo is crowding 34, and probably wouldn't feel a draft in a tunnel. And he would be right at home in Brooklyn, too. Grif May Keep Him However, we have a hunch Griffith has an idea Bo-Bo might help the Senators. The brittle ting waivers, as the waiver rule usually is waived by the club owners operating under a gentleman's agreement. Besides, some day they might want to get a player waived out of the league. The move to Washington is just another bus stop in the life of Bo-Bo, who has joyously hopped around more than a flea at a dog show. He's really covered the *.*..£. in& kjciiciuuLi. .nit: or line i • * AI - a i^du.y covered ine right-hander is one of those rare J country, and if he did go to Brook- nitf*Hp7~<; XVjVlr\ r-z-n -MTITI i.ritl^ ~ !,._ lVH it XVnillHn't l-*a *V*« f?...-*- 4.:«_ pitchers who can win with a losing club. What was it they used to say when he was practically the sole support of the Browns? When the Cards win it's news; when the Browns win its Newsom? Anyway, he won 20 games for the Browns in 1938, when. they finished seventh, and from all indications the Senators could use s man like that this year. They not only lose ball games; they lose ball players. They've been hit harder by the war than any other team. They already have one really 18 victories last — —« ^w could return to should his 1940 form, and Leonard continue as usual, Bucky Harris could make quite a bit of trouble for the other clubs. Has Been A Dodger As to the. possibility of Bo-Bo lyn it wouldn't be the first time. He was with the Dodgers briefly back in 1929 and 1930. He was given a quick once-over and apparently the gold in . them thar hills was pretty well hidden. In fact, in 1929 he participated in three games and bowed out with an earned run average of 11 Which still isn't quite as startling as that of Fireman Johnny Mur- (Conlinued On Page ID B-Y' 5 and buy Hubbers Get Going In Spring Training Twenty-Four Candidates For Lubbock Team Report; Workouts Each Morning Spring baseball practice started at Hubber Field yesterday with Manager Monty Stratton and his aides-putting nearly a score of young candidates for the local West Texas-New Mexico league team through preliminary paces. • Late last night twenty-four men'O — had reported and had been "bedded down" in their dormitory quarters at La ' Fonda. Most of them arrived in tima to participate in the first workout, held Wednesday morning at the'home park. Eight or ten other candidates are expected to report within the next few days, Manager Stratton said. The first workout consisted of "road work" around and arcund inside the part, setting-up exercises and a session of "pepper baseball." Kahn And King Help Assisting Manager Stratton is Bert Kahn, operator of the popular health club, and John King, veteran baseball man. Kahn supervised the "road work" and the calisthenics. Stratton issued the following orders regarding spring practice: All players will walk to the ball park, arriving there at 10:30 each morning. Workouts begin at that time, consisting for the first few days of calisthenics, "pepper," and running inside the park. Batting practice will get under way in a few days, gradually leading up to formation of teams for intrasquad games. Several Strangers With the exception of Catcher Vince Castino, . Outfielder Ed Knight and Infielder Bill Altenburg, members of former Hubber teams, and a couple of Lubbock boys, Infielder Jim Joe Reiger and Pitcher Earl Ince, all hands reporting yesterday were strangers to the course, although a couple of pitchers from last year's team, Steve Vrablik and Leonard Heinz, ate expected today, or right soon The list last night included, in addition to those named, the following: Pitcher Robert H. Froese of Chicago, Infielder Wayne Anton of Racine, Wis., Pitcher Andy Rivich of East Chicago, Ind., Outfielder George Encimer of Chicago, Pitcher Albertus. Pitchers Robert H. Froese of CContinued On Page 11) Georgia Regents Favor Football ATLANTA, April 1 VF) —There'll be no wartime suspension-of football at the University o£ Georgia or Georgia Tech unless "further emergency should develop" — or unless diminishing gate receipts indicate public disapproval. ' The state board of regents adopted today an administration- sponsored resolution continuing athletics, thus ending controversy created last week when L. W. Roberts, jr., member o£ the board, urged suspension of football to avoid interference with the war effort. At insistence of Gov. Eugene Talmadge, however, the board named a special committee headed by Roberts "to look into the matter" and guard against lag in the academic sp'jed-un, PANTHERS WIN ONE FORT WORTH, April 1 (fl>)—The Fort Worth Cats broke their three- game losing streak at the expense of the Sheppard Field team here today, 11-4. The Sheppard team, coached by Lieut. Marland Jeffrey, former Texas Aggie football and baseball player, was a victim of poor. piiJfci ing in the early innings, but sE- tled down to play good ball after the fourth. INDIANS SWEEP SERIES ALEXANDRIA, La., Aprli L (fp) The Cleveland Indians defeated the New York Giants for the third time in as many days today, chopping off a four-run rally 'in the ninth inning for a 10-8 victory. YANKS ON RAMPAGE JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 1 WV-The New York Yankees swamped Jacksonville of the South Atlantic league, 18-1, today to snap their.three-game losing streak in the Grapefruit circuit. C i G A R S ffjs ffffisis'5-s.««s.-araffiy-iss Buy A Detense Bond TODAYI would have no difficulty in get In offices, factories, shipyards and workshop ff* pause that refreshes with ice-cold Coca-Cola Is a pleasan! moment on the sunny side of things. This welcome drink is the way to turn ^refreshment without turning from work. When you work refreshed, you dc more work and better work. "OTTtEO UNDEE AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COIA COMPANY BV »»T C ? 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