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Field Show Slated Lubbock High Field PAGE 10 LUBBOCK, TEXAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, J942 Buck Newsom Seems Stuck Sens-Qr Vice Versa Heavy Softball Setup Visioned . Enthusiasm which has greeted first summer softball "feelers" appears to have assured a successful recreation program -for the city during the coming months. Indications are that there will be'at least 16 teams in a major league classification. A circuit also may be organized for Boy Scouts and another for groups not included in any of the above listed circuits. ; . Plans; are expected to take a more definite shape at a meeting which has been called/for Wednesday, April 15 .'in the ccunty court room at the courthouse. . At .that time, it is hoped that leagues may be formed and schedules adopted. In the intervening two weeks those interested iri becoming.;affiliated with some sort of .'a softball league in -the city this summer are urged to organ- ize'their teams, appoint a-manager or spokesman and. have-.such a' representative at the April 15 meeting 'ready to take definite _ .a c-.t ion- toward formation of leagues and official adoption of schedules. • . It Was explained that no attempt at dividing teams according to purely commercial affiliations would be "attempted. That is, more than.cue 'of the trucking interests of the city may want to combine their player' talent The same method -applies to other business organizations, or lor that matter business firms of different types may combine, or just a .group of men may organize..independently. . ''The idea . is, : Grady West, .spokesman for the group said, "to give men and..youths, women and girls of the city an oppbrtunity for _ outdoor relaxation and play during .the...longer summer evenings. This! too, will afford many men an opportunity to get in shape should they be called into the armed services." .Tentative plans are for the soft- .ball season to get under way about May -1, games starting about 6:30 o clock in the afternoon, diamonds of.the Business and Professional league,, located in the southwest part of the city, which Is the forerunner of the pending widespread " t ™ will be used..; Additional 1 By JUDSON BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 2.—The filibuster surrounding sn effort by the Brooklyn Dodgers to obtain big Buck Newsom lingers on, but all parties concerned insisted today the deal is dead. In Orlando Manager Bucky Harris of the Washington Senators said the husky fellow looked in fine shape and that he did not intend to part with him and here at the Dodgers' headquarters various club spokesmen asserted that everybody had been hoping to make a fortune off Brooklyn and that the whole affair had chilled. Originally Detroit offered Newsom to Brooklyn for cash, but the Senators and Si. Louis Browns refused to waive on him. After Washington bought him President Larry MacPhail of the tJodgers made a proposition to the Senators and was turned down. Another Waiver Problem The Senators wanted three players for the veteran whose reliability may be gauged by the fact he won 61 .games in three seasons- preceding 1941 and only a dozen last year. Washington was interested in Third Baseman Lew Riggs, Second Baseman Alex Kampouris and Outfielder John Rizzo. This not only was a steep price, but the players involved on both sides would have to be waived and the whole swap, apparently bogged down under its own complexities. As a result the Dodgers probably will open the season with no major change in their pitching corps, although Scout Ted McG: aw has been bustling around the minor league camps for several days searching for a capable secondary hurler. Brooklyn broke camp tonight and headed northward confident that the club was strong enough to retain the National League championship. Certainly the Dodgers appeared to be a better'team tha'n last'year. fields will needed. be- constructed if •So,' between now'and -April 15 ~" : . or as organizations urged to make their plans "e, appoint a manager or .spokesman and have that n ,i r ^ ady to ^ ke a P art ™ definite.action at the next Ball session.- Baseball I l|gi|e;|nfere$f,0n s Ready teams -^definitely - %play ball"- and several others naving indicated they were r • £?faaU as '.district' District „...<,-; .---=-- on. the --u ^ 1 ?^sf-! :us -summer became much brighter. Thursday . Already "my^as^TaraV **• • •» .£*;..- -*cll tAi) . yi«omi.t officials are concerned are teams from the 'LubWjpk Army": Flyink school, Morton'--and Post. It is" hoped that thereSiviU be entries trom T^vpiisrn^ pfajnview, Little- and perhaps one or «,„ A -, lrorn L Ubock itself Another meeting-^ihe fir=t conducted last SundJyl— ^V a ' store s . lore > s toast Witt-Over Frogs-- FORT WORTH, April 2. (JP) — The Texas Aggies piled up a four run lead in' the i first inning here today, then.coasted to a--12-6 victory over Texas Christian. In their big first-inning the Ag- gies waited until after two men were out to chase across the tallies. They added two runs in each of the third, sixth, eighth and ninth innings. ';].The Frogs rallied for=five runs in the fourth inhir.g. *:~. Leo Daniels led the Aggies batting attack with two home runs, a double ar.d single in iive: : irips to the plate. . .%. Longhorns Gain Ii| -• With Win Over Rid' .AUSTIN, April 2. (A-; —Texas ivent into a tie with Texas A. & M. for Southwest conference baseball leadership this afternoon with a 10-5 victory over Rice institute in an error-marred game. B<»ih . clubs played raggedly fron> the start, the Texas infield leaked badly despite superior pitching. - ' " " Jim Collins gave up only two fu'ts in his half of the; game and Bob Stre.lsky held the visitors hit- Cess in the last four and two-thirds innings. . Both- Don -Leigh and. Jimmy Pendarvis, Rice's twirlers, were tapped 'freely. Speedy Houpt, Texas first- sacker, hit a 350-foot home run in :he last of the eighth to score Shortstop Grady Hation ahead of Mm and take hitting honors A Avenue K. At ' ^strict Goods -' * °°, assst- .^ctor, urge that all teams c 'trt>s or other -such orsan' ?nning to ? a rticipate in ... program, which is climaxed by 'sending the winning fV? 1 >to - the staie tournament in Bauas. . have a_representative pres ent reaay to lake some sort of def mite action. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! Amarillo, Levelland And Hale Center To Be Entered A double-barreled schoolboy track and field "extravaganza" is scheduled to get underway at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at Chapman Field with Lubbock High's Westerners entertaining Amarillo's Golden Sandies, Hale Center and Levellshd, and with Dunbar High playing host to negro schools of the area in an annual district meet. Coach Goober Keyes of Lubbock High has announced c;ie of the most promising programs of the track and field season •• and "the public is invited." Fast Competition Se«n The afternoon's proceedings should'not require more than two hours, he said, events in the two meets to be run alternately. "That is," he explained, "the Westerners, Sandies, Hale Center and Levelland will reel off an event, then the .colored boys participating in their own district meet will then reel off the same event." More or less a "warmup" for the big District Three track and field show scheduled at Tech Stadium Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, the four-way affair in which the Westerners are playing host, promises to furnish spectators with several unusually fast times, weather conditions being favorable. The Region One event is scheduled the week end following the district meet. Lubbock Squad Listed Following Thursday afternoon's workout, Coach Keyes announced the squad which will face the impressive Amarillo delegation along with formidable opposition from Hale Center and i^eveliand. Little is known of the other two entries, but the Sandies boast two especially fast sprinters, a good sprint relay team, some fast low hurdlers and better than average discus throwers. Lubbock also has one of the better sprint relay teams of the section and this particular event should prove to be one of the highlights of the meet. Also to be a feature of the day's program will be the negro meet Dunbar has one, or two speedy sprinters who. according to all re ports, ' : can get up and go in ; hurry." Outstanding teams ex pected to participate in 'the negro events include those from Little field, Slaton, Spur and Snyder. In a recent three-way meet be tween Amarillo. Borger and Du mas, the Golden Sandstorm raced away with first place honors easily, running up a total of 103V2 points to Borger's 31V& and Du mas' 20. . Last Friday afternoon. Coach Keyes' boys swamped a visiting squad from Littleiield, 63 to 46.'A highlight of 'the meet was Milner Thorpe's- record clipping -120-yard high "hurdles achievement in 15.3, two-fifths of a second under the District record held, by Jim Neill of Brownfield and set in 1932.- Littlefield's 440-sprint relay team also came through in record equal- ling time, reeling off the distance in 46.2 to tie the District mark held by Olton. The squad which Coach Keyes will send on the field this afternoon in'an attempt to capture its second track and field title in as many weeks follows: 120-yard' high hurdles — J. A. Blackwell, Milner Thorne and Hubert Bechtol. ••''.. 100-yard dash—Robert Brewer, Curley Allison and Aubrey Thompson. • 440-yard dash—J. A. RaleV, and Burl Gene Moore. 830-yard run — James Robbins and Stephen Payne. Mile run—Wayne Emery. 440-yard or sprint relay—Douglas "Primo" McCurry, Allison, Thorne and Brewer. 200-yard low hurdles — Bechtol and Blackwell. 220-yard dash — Thompson and Brewer. Mile relay — Moore, Allison, Bechtol and Thorne. Shot put—Roland "Tuffy" Nabors, Franklin Butler and Jerry McCauIey. Discus—J. D. Milner, Nabors and Blackwell. Pole vault—Elmer Lee Hurley, Johnny Davis and Jimmy Butler. Broad jump — Blackwell and Thome. High jump. — Jack Norwood, Thome and Elsckwell. Lhe day with a home run, a triple and a single in five trips to the plate. BUFFS, MINERS TIE ..CANYON, April 2. (/F)_A dual tennis meet between West Texas btale Teachnrs and Texas Mines ended at three matches ail today West Texas took the number three and four singles and the number two doubles. Mines \vor\ number one and two singles and number one doubles. Buy A Defense Bond TODAYl Vrablik, Heinz Check In At Hubber Camp So industriously did the boys ap- )ly themselves in Thursday's workout, egged on by summery, baseball weather and by coaches and trainers, Manager Monty Stratton of the Lubbock Rubbers was afraid some of them would show up today with sore arms or a variety of aching muscles. First team of the West Texas- Mew Mexico league to open spring training exercises, the Rubbers went through their second day of conditioning yesterday under the direction of Manager Stratton. who took an acive part himself; Coach Jotin King and Trainer Bert rCahn. Weather Cooperates The weather was ideal, and the 27 men on hand, some of them wearing heavy sweat clothes, went ihrough a two-hour drill that left them puffing and perspiring, but anxious for more. They didn't need sweat shirts to turn out a lot of sweat. Kahn supervised setting-up exercises and sprints around the park, and there followed a session of "pepper" baseball, then considerable throwing and catching. Pitchers unlimbred their wings to some extent, and this class included the manager, Stratton, who used to chunk them over for the White Sox. Actual batting practice will get underway in a few days, Stratton said, and the squad of 30 or more, when complete, will be divided for intrasquad games. Drill This Morning Reporting yesterday,, but too late for the workout, were a couple of last year's Hubber pitchers, Steve Vrablik and Leonard Heinz, both of Chicago. Each won ten games lost 12 for the Hubbers last year. The team works out each morn ing at 10:30, generally, stayingrun- til 12:30 or 1 o'clock in the afternoon. An exhibition schedule has not been announced, but the Hubber: have several pre-season game planned. Pampa Definitely In: No Schedule Changes DALLAS, April 2. W)—Mem bership : of the West Texas-New Mexico league has been definitely determined and the schedule 'will open April 28..without a change although Pampa has replaced Bij Spring, President Milton Price an nounced today. ' . '-" Pampa business men last night oversubscribed the quota necessary to purchase the Big' Sprin° franchise. . ° Price said that the league board .qf_.directors had given approval to the transfer contingent on last night's action so official approval of the change now is a mere formality. The league will be made up of Amarillo, Lamesa, .Pampa, Wichita Falls, Lubbock and Borger, Texas, and Albuquerque and Clovis, Hew .Mexico. Pampa will take, Big Spring's place'jn the schedule without a single change being necessary although there will be some*-increase in travel as. a result of the transfer, Price said. THE BIG GUY REALLY MEANT IT—Here's pictorial proof that Monty Stratton, new Lubbcck Hubber manager, wasn't spoofing when he said "I can still throw that ball off that mound, and I intend to throw it a lot this summer in the West Texas- New 'Mexico league." Handicapped by an artificial leg— the other-good one had to be remoyed following a hunting accident in 1938 when he was going great with the Chicago White Sox — Stratton, who lacks about six' inches of be-' ing seven feet (ail, stilt has his. '•stuff," can put a lot of spfied r on the baseball. He's' busy these days directing spring training exercises lor the Hubber squad of 30 men at the Lubbock ball park. rle's Big Hit With Menjn Service Cheers, Not Jeers Greet Ted Williams^ By FREDERICK WILLIAMS Jnited Press Staff Correspondent ATLANTA, Ga., April 2.—Ted Williams, the .400 hitter who chose to shoulder, a ball bat instead of p gun this summer, is the most popular man on the Boston Red Sox team with soldiers in the service and he hopes that the fans will look at things the same way, he said today. ' The Red Sox mana er, tobacco chewing Joe Cronin, said that wherever' the team went, khaki clad.'soldier'-fans hunted-up the 3a '<y Williams and ' 'd him they were with hiir. and were, pulling for. him to have another great season. •."''•" "It makes a man feel mighty good to have the fan's pulling for him," -Williams said as the Red Sox stopped over here. "Especially men in the service.". ., While he was talking about 30 joldiers approached and asked the Beantown, belter for . his autograph. He responded eagerly. For nearly an hour before the' game between Boston and Atlanta yesterday, he scribbled his name on Siiore cards. Then he went into th 'game without batting practice and arched a 400-foot home run ox'er the Scoreboard i.i right field. The Red Sox beat the Atlanta Crackers, Southern Association champions, 16 to 4, with Williams getting all applause . nd no boos' each time he came to bat. •Cronin Is Happy Cronin said tl^at the manner in which the fans .were supporting Williams was one of the biggest factors in the team's rapid inri" provement in spring training games. "Things look mighty good right now," he said. "We're getting into shape, early injuries are healing and Ted has shown that his reporting late hasn't hurt that .400 hitting any." He said he believed the Red Sox would be a first division team. "We're going to play real baseball this year and do everything that we can to aid public morale. I believe baseball will continue all season, but if the government decides it isn't best, that's all right." Aggies Finally Win . Meet From Texas U. COLLEGE STATION, April 2.. f/P>—The Texas Aggiei waited a long time but they whipped the" University of Texas 69 to 53 today in a track meet. Not since 1931 have the Farmers emerged in front of the Longhorns, but today they took nine of 16 events i \ Al Ricks was high point maii('lff. with victories in the broad jump H-' and pole vault and a tie for first in the high jump, with Pete Watkins. . His total was 14 points. Roy- Bucek took both hurdles in 23.4 for the lows and 14.5 for the highs. The two-mile run ended in a Four Pros Tied For Golf Lead ASHEV1LLE, N. C.. April 2 (/P) Two former U. : S. Open champions and two le^s well known players provided the winter golf circuit with its first four-way deadlock at the end of the first round of the Asheville Open goH tournament today. Lord.Byron Nelson racked up the first sub-par score of the day with a fantastic card that showed nine threes, four fours, four fives and a six. The oilier former Open champion among xhe leaders, Lawson Little, one-time amateur king, arrived* at hi-; 69 by more orthor- dox means--35-34. - -. Jimmy Hines, .former member of the Ryder Cup team from Great Neck, L. I., played steadily in recording a'34-35, one under, par on each side, and Herman Ban-on of White Plains, N. Y., had a like score. Only four-other players in the ^"^ twu-muc iu:i enaea in a field of IP lettered par, and De- dead heat, Johnny Zicgler and fending Oianpion Ben Hogan had to be contr-'.r .with an even par 71, where he was deadlocked with four others. Murrslf McGlothlin crossing the line evenly. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! HERE'S CLOSE ONE TUCSON, Ariz., April 2. The Philadelphia Athletics made only four hits but defeated the Chicago Cubs, who made five Safeties, 2-1. , . SPRING SPECIAL r-Z- All Lif/hl* -* Ballery * Crank Case Any Dryer 4 lee Station io Apri], WASH 5LUJBRICATION FRONT WHEEL PACK FREE CHECK-UP- ALL FOR __ 1942! 195 Differential Teiminaiti Cleaned •; Titos Checked for r--"~r inflation, cuis bruises, eic! Tennis Rackets R&STRU POWEJ "Good Neighbor' 3 Policy May Include Texas-Mexico Tilts 'By The AFte'-ai!"! Prrssi AUSTIN, April 2.—Regularly- scheduled -football games between Texas" aria Alexico-City high school' teams in the near future were seen as a distinct possibility bv representatives - of the inter-scholastic league and Senor M. Nuncio of Mexico here today.' Rodney J. Kidd,'athletic director of • the University of Texas- sponsored league, arid'.Nuncio concluded a two-day conference on the subjects of- schedules,' transportation costs, eligibility of players and other matters on a highly- optimistic note/ ! i; "There are five high : vschools in Mexico City," declared^ Nuncio, M r.n\f^ fr - I «,.„ ! manager of"the Polytechnic.^Insti- bo fers Lose tute ° f Mexic ° c ^ **** ** V.'T " ernh *-»i"*lr-* fi-m«.«n^._4.«..l.I *"tr-.*_:! T To Texas Wesieyan " schools' representative, "' ; arid we i certainly would like, to T'~ v ' FORT WORTH,.April 2. (ff> _ Texas Wesleyan's golf team scored an impressive 5-1 'victory over Texas Tech's foursome here today. Winning singles matches for J.WC were Norman Rowland who beat Jack Walker, one~ upf oh 19 holes; Bobby SchuttsSjv.ho"trim- med Harold Clayborn by?the same margin; Porter Vaughn-who trimmed .Tack Mooney by 4-3. Only winner for the Raiders wj'.s Rodney Spencer who won from Earl Morris, 6-5. The Rams copped both doubles matches when Vaughn and Morris bested Spencer and Mooney by 5-4 while Rowland and Schutts trimmed Walker and Clayborn" 5-4. , out 'an agreement for gamesrpossibly oh a home-and-home schedule basis." , •:• "-4-.-.-."-.-•. . . .Next" Year," Maybe "While schedules are pretty well set for next fall," Kidd asserted, "it is likely- that we may be able to arrange three games between Mexcfo City and Texas teams in Texas; and three in the Mexican capital next year. I know of no better method to carry out Presi- dent~-Hobsevelt's' good neighbor policy than by, building friendship between the youth- of our nations." The director .pointed but/ the international grid games would be in line .with the university'srpoiicy of promoting Pan-AmericaffLatin- American institute. CARDS'TAKE SENATORS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 2- tfP)—Lon Warneke, veteran Cardinal righthander, pitched three good innings against the Washington Senators, today, but in the fourth was pounded for six hits and four runs had to be relieved by Clyde Shoun. Shoun finished -the game, holding the Nats to five, hits, as the Cards went on to crlalk up an 8 to 6 decision. PLAY BALL! Flay bis league sanies x,t home : wiin the mv sensalian- TIME BASEBALL 9 Inning I n 20 ntniifo. Get4 NlCEI BBER AVAILABLE FOR OF ALL SIZE TRACTOR AND ASSENGER TIR'ZS! We Vulcanize -All Size Tires YOU I>ONT HAVE TO WAIT! 24 HOUB ESHVICE ' 2 Year Ol Pinlc?=and Hed EAC SOUTHERN AUTO STORES/, Inc. limited to a discussion of football, the officials' conference also touched on other sports with a view toward eventual broaden- • ing of a program of inter-Ameri- j can high school athletic contest.' Nuncio, who will visit several other Texas cities.to contact"high school athletic officials, pointed out Mexico City teams had played Jefferson Davis. '- and John Reagan of Houston;; arid: a-' game had been scheduled 'with El Paso High next fall.- The Mexico City representative agreeing with Kidd that such a program would i-eauft in 'improved international relations, "'planned to go to Dallas tomorrow to; consult with P. C. Cobb, director of athletics for the public school -system in that city. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY1 PAWN BROKERS On Any PROMPT S Save up to _, Diamonds Value 'RTEOUS iCE unjedeemed 'aiches, etc. Licensed and Banded LtAbcch.T<**a» Chester vfcave Material. weight IZotcd for long fr' rnHHon^ire couldn't buy more underwearrvalue • IF YOU could see HANES Underwear being"-inade, j'pu'd understand "why it; has won such a nation-wide reputation for comfort and value among millions of . men. 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