Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 230, Ed. 1 Monday, September 27, 1943 Page: 2 of 6
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SwMtwator Reporter, Sweetwater, Texas
Monday, Sept. 27, 1943
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<u>o BuUdog Teams Coming
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Mustangs In Succession
The Mustangs, heads high from
Saturday night's 26 to 7 victory
over a scrapping Brownwood
Lion aggregation, are facing two
attacks by Bulldogs on their
own grazing lot in the coming
The Plainview Bulldogs com-
ing in this Friday night hope
to find the Mustangs over-confi-
dent from two wins by sizeable
scores so they can mark their
new invasion of 3AA with a vic-
tory. Later these Bulldogs are to
play San Angelo and Midland,
two outstanding rivals of the
The second set of Bull-
dogs, those from the Mid-
land kennels, will offer even
a greater threat in two weeks
when they come to the Mus-
tang bowl for a SAA game.
The Bulldogs are good, hav-
ing shown up impressively
so far. Unless San Angelo
takes the bite out of them
this week they'll be in Sweet-
water favorites to win.
Hard work is scheduled for
the Ponies this week. This even-
ing the athletes will hear Coach-
es Larry Priddy and Mack Al-
exander outline their errors in
the Brownwood game; and pos-
sibly will hear a few carefully
guarded compliments on im-
provement shown in that game.
The Mustangs know they play-
ed heads up football, and did bet-
ter than usual in the passing of-
fensive. They were not strong
in their blocking and their tackl-
ing at times was weak. The
coaches are expected to stress
these two factors of play this
The Ponies showed power al-
ternatily with offensive weak-
ness against Lions. Dismuke's
score by aerial route. Scott's 2
touchdowns, one after 77-yard
jaunt, and Hedrick's marker
Will go jnto the r«cordkbookf as
stellar achievements. Leeper's
passing will be right along with
But the coaches can't forget
that for the first quarter, the
Lions took the lead in the matter
of first downs, and that the Pon-
ies couldn't seem to get started
in ground play or aerial play
If it is raining at practice time
this evening the Sweetwater ath-
letes probably will practice in
the gymnasium, with more op-
portunity available to go over
details of the Brownwood game.
The Plainview Bulldogs will
come into Sweetwater this week,
smarting from an 0 to G defeat
by Electra, that has brought
down on their heads heavier
practice, and a do-or-die spirit.
Previously in the season they
had beaten Albany 14 to 0. They
had a real team in 1AA last
year, and demonstrate their con-
fidence by scheduling the three
games against 3AA elevens for
bee LIONS Page 5
By L. F. Chamberlain
Next Friday night's game, La-
mesa versus Odessa, will dem-
onstrate whether the Broncho's
defeat by Lubbock, easily tamed
by San Angelo, or Odessa's easy
victory over El Paso is to be tak-
en as a gauge on the Broncs'
Lamesa beat Tahoka 53 to 0
recently, but will have to shift
into low gear for the Odessa
clash at Lamesa Oct. 1. Here's
a guess—Odessa 21 and Lamesa
SAN ANGELO-MIDLAND GAME
HEADLINED FOR THIS WEEK
At the same time chances
are Plainview's Bulldogs
will be making it plenty in-
teresting for our Mustangs
An Indianapolis Legion post
recently passed a resolution call-
ing upon Congress to abolish
saluting officers, except on
military reservations. It's a safe
bet that most members of that
post were buck privates, and
that buck privates—all the mil-
lions of them, would be willing
It may be that the custom of
saluting army superiors is out-
moded; but aholition of the prac-
tice would do something to mo-
rale and the soldiers. "How" the
old Indian salutation might be
used for a substitute.
Midland's Bulldogs, better
than usual this year, and unde-
feated so far this season will
contest district 3AA leadership
with a heavy outstanding San
Angelo team in the Bobcats'
home statium, Friday night in
the headliner of 3AA games.
"The two teams at this time
appear to be the class of the
3AA circuit with Sweetwater
possibly a darkhorse right be-
hind them," says a dope story in
San Angelo's newspapper.
The Bulldogs walloped El Pa-
so of Austin, 4AA team, Friday
32 to 6, and on the previous Fri-
day had beaten Brownfield 1AA,
20 to 0. Brownfield later got re-
venge by trampling down Lame-
sa, indicating that the Midland
team must "have something."
The Bobcats, on the other
hand, have scored a sensational
victory over Lubbock, 40 to 0, af-
ter previously beating a fast
Ballinger team, 38 to 7. Balling-
er beat Paint Rock 51 to 0 last
Friday in bouncing back.
The two teams are even up
in contests of the last four years,
Midland having won in 1939 and
1940, and San Angelo in 1941 and
The only other district game
scheduled for Friday night will
pit Odessa's Bronchos against
the Tornadoes at Lamesa. Odes-
sa is favored for the tilt after
winning over El Paso's Tigers,
40 to 7 last week, in a comeback
after the crushing defeat by Lub-
bock on the preceding week.
Other district games, non con-
ference clashes, are: Big Spring
at Lubbock; Plainview at Sweet-
water and Abilene at Brecken-
rictee. Abilene lost to the pow-
erful Amarillo Sanciies, 12 to 41,
last week, and Big Spring beat
Cisco 21 to 0.
BIG - - -
- - - IN
An Odessa sports scribe pre-
dicted that the Mustangs would
score at will against Brownwood
and didn't miss it much. Some-
how Odessa has developed a
healthy respect for the Mus-
tangs playing ability either as
tops or giant-killers; and the
Bronchos year in and year out
are in there pitching. The Sweet-
water athletes* know that.
"But it took the Bobcats to
put Lubbock in its place, and up-
hold the honor of the 3AA," says
San Angelo with a smirk.
INTO 'BIG 4'
Swinging into its third big
week, the Texas schoolboy foot-
boll campaign finds the pre-sea-
son "big four" still riding the
crest, but with a number of less-
regarded teams bidding for a
share of the spotlight.
Convincing triumphs over the
past weekend left San Angelo,
Amarillo, Austin and Lufkin rid-
ing the crest with San Angelo
moving up alongside the Amaril-
lo Sandstorm to a probable
equal ranking as "paper fevor-
ite" to be in there at the end
The San Angelo crew ran
roughshod over Lubbock, 40 to
0. And it's been many a day
since any team has done that to
a Lubbock Westerner eleven.
Lubbock had already chalked
up an 18-6 triumph over a good
Amarillo continued its "40-
points-a-game" pace by lacing a
strong Abilene Eagle team 41-12.
Austin set down a good Temple
team in the latter's own baili-
wick. 14-0. While Lufkin rolled
to a 46-22 victory in a free scor-
ing affair a Conroe.
Sounding warnings that they
are not. to be overlooked — at
least as yet—were Marshall in
East Texas; Goose Creek and
John Reagan of Houston in
South Texas: Brackenridge and
Thomas Jefferson of San An-
tonio In district 15; Sunset of
Dallas and North Side of Fort
Worth in North Central Texas;
Denison in North Texas; High-
land Park of District 6; Breck-
enridge of District 9, and Mc-
Allen In the Rio Grande Valley.
M only im diraeted. Alwaya
art PWMtra Now Dray*.
It's too bad the two south 3AA
grid aggregations can't live to-
gether harmoniously down
there. Sweetwater ana Abilene
maintain the friendliest of re-
lations in the north sub-division,
virtually crippling each other
Got to hand it to Old Abilene
though. Time was when up-
start Sweetwater didn't have a
look in. The Eagles picked Mus-
tang bones for many years. But
in the last few years the Eagles
have returned to heir aerie min-
us tailfeathers, and with all oth-
On October 10, 1920. the Cle-
veland Indians and the Brook-
lyn Dodgers were playing the
fifth game of the world series.
Each team had won two gam-
It was during the fifth game
that Bill Wambsganss made the
play that helped decide the se-
Cleveland had won the first
game at Brooklyn. Then the
Brooks came back and took the
second. The Dodgers went ahead
by taking the third game be-
hind the three-hit pitching of
The fourth game was played
at Cleveland and the Indians
won, five to one. Stanley Covel-
eskie pitched for the Indians
and he allowed Brooklyn just
Then, came that fateful fifth
game—the game that would put
one team or the other in the
lead with only two games to go
to sew up the series. In 1920,
the classic was decided on a
I best five out of nine basis.
! Big Jim Bagby, senior —fath-
| er of the present Indian pitcher
j —was on the mound for Cleve-
j land. Jim had won 31 games dur-
ing the season, but he hadn't
been doing so well against
Brooklyn. He had lost the sec-
This year, Abilene is hope-
ful of getting back on the
big end of things. The Mus-
tang has withered a bit
with the drought; but he'll
pitch and snort Nov. 5 when
the Eagles start trampling
clown his home pasture at
But the big game of the sea-
son, folks, and it may enable the
Mustangs to tie knots in the 3AA
championship will be on Nov. 19,
when they go to San Angelo.
The Bobcats will hate to lose
that game, and the Mu ,tangs
would like much to take it.
There'll be serious physical argu-
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Two Long Passes
Press dispatches didn't give
any too much detail on Satur-
day's game between A and M
and Bryan Field Fliers, won by
the Aggies 48 to 6, but word has
reached Sweetwater to the effect
that Marion Flanagan and Spar-
ky Eberle got into the game, and
had some effect on the team
"Hallmark passed to Marion
Flanagan of Sweetwater for 39
yards to the Fliers' 29." That was
In the second period, when no
scoring was done.
In the third period Hallmark
again passed to the fleet Flana-
gan for a 51-yard gain, and two
more passes to Turner brought a
touchdown Flanagan started at
quarterback an ! Ehcr'e raw ac-
tion as a reserve tackle. ,
2 TO YANKS
The New York Yankees, pac-
ed by Charlie Keller's two home
runs, swept a twin bill from the
Cleveland Indians, 3 to 2 and 6
Keller's circuit blow in the
9th innning of the first game
gave Ernie Bonham his 14th
win of the season. The Yanks
had to go into extra innings be-
fore downing the Tribe in he
Keller now has 31 homers to
his credit, but Rudy York, the
league leader, wasn't caught,
napping. He knocked out two
round - trippers, too — making it
33 so far this season. However,
York's stickwork couldn't pre-
vent the Detroit Tigers from
dropping two games to the Bos-
ton Red Sox, 3 to 2 and 6 to 2.
The Philadelphia Athletics
found themselves only one game
away from losing a hundred
when they lost a set to the St.
Louis Browns, 3 to 1 and 1 to 0.
Bob Muncrief was the victor in
the initial contest and Steve Sun-
dra captured his 15th in the
■ The Chicago White Sox ended
up with honors even when they
won the first game from the
Washington Senaotrs, 15 to 3,
and lost the second, 5 to 2. The
Sox had a gala fourth inning
in the opener, pushing across 13
In the National league, the
Cincinnati Reds tightened their
grip on second place by sweep-
ing a twin bill from the Boston
Braves, 2 to 0 and 1 to 0. El-
mer Riddle won his 21st game in
the opener, holding Boston to
four hits. Johnny Vander Meer
came right back to repeat this
performance in the nightcap,
gaining his 13th victory.
The Brooklyn Dodgers saw
their second place hopes dwin-
dle while they split a pair with
the Chicago Cubs. Brooklyn won
the first game, 5 to 1, behind
Kirby Highe. Hut the Cubs cop-
ped the finale, 5 to 3.
The Philadelphia Athletics lost
the opener to the St. Louis Car-
dinals, 4 to 1, and won the second
game in the 11th, 3 to 2.
The New York Giants divided
a pair with the Pittsburgh Pi-
rates, losing the first, 5 to 0 and
winning the nightcap in the 10th,
4 to 3.
orid game three to nothing.
However, in the fifth game,
the Indians went to work and
piled up a four-run advantage
in the first inning. They scored
three more fqr a total of seven
runs in the fourth.
Then, the Dodgers took over
for the top half of the fifth.
The first man up was Pete Kil
duff—Brooklyn second baseman
Pete landed on base. Then came
Otto Miller. He also got on.
The stage was set. Kilduff on
second—Miller on first. Pitcher
Bagby was on the spot.
Things began popping in tha
Cleveland bull-pen. Tris Speak-
er—manager of the Indians —
came trotting in from his posi-
tion in center field to chat with
Bagby. The Dodgers seemed to
be set to start a rally which
might easily have won the
Clarence Mitchell — Brook-
lyn pitcher — strode up to the
plate, Bagby's windup was slow
and deliberate. He took a look
at the base runners — got his
signal from Catcher Steve
O'Neill — and whipped in the
Just as the sphere left Bab-
by's hand, the two base runners
letout for second and third. The
hit and run was on.
Mitchell took a healthy cut
and met the ball squarely for
what looked to be a sure base
hit. The ball was heading into
center field, right over second
Bill Wambsganss came charg-
ing in to cover second. He leap-
eel into the air and speared the
pellet with one hand. Bill came
down with the ball in his hand
and landed almost squarely on
second base. That made it an un-
assisted double play. He had put
out Mitchell and Kilduff.
But—that wasn't all. Miller still
was charging toward second
base. Bill just stood there and
put the ball on him as he ran
down the base path.
The crowd in the stands was
stunned for a moment, then,
broke out with the wildest cheer
Cleveland has ever heard. They
had seen something that never
before had jiappened in world se-
ries history—an unassisted tri-
Bill Wambsganss was the
man of the moment. He had put
out three Brooklyn players ail
in one play and had spiked a
See MOMENTS Page 5
Statistics on the Lubbock-San
Angelo game of last week indi-
cate that the Bobcats rate con-
sideration in the state title race.
San Angelo'made 17 first
downs to 7; gained 352 yards
rushing to 66; 23 by passing to
61: but completed 2 passes out
of 5 while Lubbock completed
only 2 out of 10; intercepted four
passes, and lost none by inter-
ception; and spotted the Lub-
bock team 70 yards on 12 penal-
ties, while Lubbock lost only five
yards on one penalty.
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One such laxative, when taken
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25 to 40 doses, only 25c. Caution,
use only as directed.
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