Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 213, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 14, 1941 Page: 2 of 6
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*1rst of the Sweetwater Jun-
Chamber of Commerce box-
‘showa saw 28 youths from
Abilene, San Angelo and Sweet-
water slugging it out in 14 fast
bouts with the spoils nearly ev-
en-stephen for the night’s en-
As a feature of the card, Lew
Jenkins, one of Sweetwater’s
favorite sons, and the light-
weight champion of the world,
was at the ringside and refereed
Four district or state TAAF
champions participated in the
battles. The Golden Gloves show
furnished a preview of several
of the probable winners in the
Aljilene Reporter-News district
tournament January 29 and 30.
Battle Koy»l Opens
Five negro boys opened the
show with an old-fashioned bat- j
Three of the Sweetwater en-
i l ies scored technical knockouts.
List of the bouts included:
Billy Roy Mathews. 105. drew
with Wilbur French, 95 pounds.
Gene Scott, Abilene, t30, de-
eisioned Eldon Freeman, 123.
Elvis French. 119, decisioned
Bill Davis, Abilene.
Byron Sherrill. 162, technical
knockout over J. L. Spencer,
Kenneth Turner, San Angelo,
118. decisioned Joe Obera, 118.
.Jimmie Smith. San Angelo,
134, and Arlo Rove, Abilene,
fought to no decision.
Leon Sealy, 115, technically
knocked out George Richardson,
110, Abilene, in first round.
Virgil Turner. 145, and Elbert
Ynes, San Angelo, fought to
Lynn Brown, 165, technical
knockout over Russell Foster,
Lee Johnston. 135. decisioned
Howard Ashmore, Abilene.
0f..,. Soon after, Jock Carr of England accidentally di»«o*cr«d that by
hitting the boll a certain way he could couse it to do itrange thingi.... Practice
was called putting "side" on the ball-known today os Btglish.
Slate tops came into use in 1827, and
about 1835 rubber cushions replaced
telt covered wooden ones. . . . Hot water
was kept handy to make rubber more
resilient before ploy
Asked how he performed such spectacular
shots, Carr produced a box of chalk, said it ^
was "twisting chalk." He made a fortune sell-
ing it, claiming it would enable anyone to ’
duplicate his teats. . . . Sales dropped off
when if was found any chalk would do.
HOLLYWOOD TOURNEY WILL GIVE ‘SLICE’
OF GLORY TO LATE FRIEND OF RUBBERS
BV HENRY McLEMOKE
l’l* Stuff Correspondent
HOLLYWOOD — Frank Con-
don, a 11 nandicup player at
golf, but a scratch man in the
game of life and of writing, is
But the memory of him is as
* WcWoiA (Shelton. Abilene. 150, *gredn the fairways, and on
technical knockout over Wayne
Hyler Lee. Abilene, 135, deei-
.siorted Mack Roach. 135.
Robert Sherrill. 145, and Clell
Whetsell. Abilene, 136. fought a
no decision fight.
Herbert Simms, 115, decision-
ed Jimmy Cosby, 112.
Next card sponsored by the
.layeees will lie next Monday
night at the auditorium when
boxers from Abilene, San An-
gelo. Big Spring. Colorado City
and Sweetwater will tangle in
a series of 15 bouts.
Clell Whetsell, Abilene, and I
Jimmie Davis. San Angelo. are|
to appear on the card next Mon-
day night in what has been term-
ed a ‘‘grudge” battle.
Referees included Dr. Ben Me-
Corkle and Babe Ritchie. Ritch-
ie is coach of the Sweetwater
Sunday after noon many of his
friends will pay him tribute at.
the club he loved so much, the
San Gabriel, deep in the valley
of that name.
Writers, boxers, eoaehes,
aetors, singers, playwrights,
dancers and directors. They
all will gather to play in
the Frank Condon memorial
tournament. From all over
lli” country — from almost
every club at which Frank
ever dug a divot, missed a
put or flubbed a tee shot—
bis companions of other
days have sent in their en-
try fee of thref dollars.
While they won't lie here to
play they wanted to have a
part in a memorial to a man
who lirought so much hap-
piness to golfers with his
humorous s h o e t stories
dealing with the game.
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Frank lived for 15 years, and
where his shock of gray hair,
cowboy gloves, outrageous buck-
swing. unique vocabulary, and
matchless wit, were known
wherever men suffer in traps
and in the rough, his friends
have joined to make the Con-
don tournament one that lie
would have loved to write about.
First prize in the tournament
will be a bronze plaque, but it
won’t go to the winner. It is to
be sunk in a giant tree that
guards the approach to the
ninth green at San Gabriel. This
j is the tree that cost Frank a
j thousand bogies, because it
! catches shots that are sliced and
Frank had a slice that followed
the path of the great circle
Its bark has fell the
whack of hundreds of his
hrassie shots, anil for 13
years it stymied him. Many
and varied were his descrip-
tions of this tree in the lock-
er room, and the San Gab-
riel meinlyrs felt that he
would understand and
chuckle if lie knew that the
|daque were being placed
One of the several feature
foursomes which will play in
the tournament is composed of j
Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, I'ntty
Bery. and Mildred (Babel Did
rikson. At first the tournament
committee considered having
Crosby and Hope play the girls
but remembering that the spec-,
tutors deserved a full run foi
the world’s greatest polo
players, the former welter-
weight champion, and one
of F. S. t'.’s greatest ends,
against one another.
The match 1 plan to follow,
Finish in Cellar
Seventh of a scries of win-
ter stories on the IH major
NEW YO.RK — For the past
six years the Philadelphia Ath-
letics have beet) the most con-
sistent club in the American
League. That’s why they are
quite likely to,'finish last again
From 1935 through 1940 the
Athletics’ victories have ranged
between 53 and 58 ea:h season.
Their top percentage has lieen
.389 and their low .346 during
that period. Four times they’ve
finished eighth and twice seven-
There’s nothing in the 1941
Philadelphia .material to indi-
cate that the A’s are going any
place this season. Connie Mack
has done a bit of house-cleaning
getting rid of such players as
Bill Lillard, Joe Gantenbein, A1
Rubeling. Bill Nagle. George
Caster, Ed Heusser, Eric Tip-
ton and Dario Lodigiani, but his
replacements aren’t anything to
write home about. In fact, it’s
doubtful if more than three or
four of the new crop will add
anything to the A’s,
Bookies Not Hoi
Perhaps the best of the new-
comers is Pete Butler, a 23-year-
old third baseman who hit .301
for the Binghamton eastern lea-
gue club. He is expected to take
over the hot corner, where
four men failed last season. Ed-
die Collins, Jr., son of the great
Athletics - White Sox second
baseman, comes up from Balti-
more to bid for a berth in the
outfield. He is List and may have
a future. He hit .293 lust, season.
The best of the other rookies
are two right-handed pitchers
from Toronto, Phil Marchildon
and Lester McCrabb. Marchildon
won Id and lost 13 and McCrabb
See ATHLETICS Page 5
OAKLAND, Cal. — (UP)—The
playoff specialist of ihe profes-
TER WfMNO CUB ROOTER
NEW YORK — (UP)
Sparks from the Hot Stove lea-
The first big league roster
for 19£l to come qff the presses
is the Brochure put out by the
Chicago Cubs . . . The folder
starts off by listing the pitch-
ers. New Manager JJmmy Wil-
son has to go no further to find
more than his share of head-
aches ... No. 1 problem is
Righthander Clay Bryant, who
faded from the picture last year
with one defeat and no victor-
ies . . . following him is Dizzy
Deafi and after that, aspirin.
Morris Arnovlch, outfielder re-
cently purchased from the Cin-
cinnati Reds, has forwarded his
signed contract to the New
York Giants but what has Eddie
.Brannick & staff worried is the
lack of news about his local
draft situation . . Arnovith
has a low draft number and no
dependents and the betting is
even right now whether he re-
ports to the spring training
camp of the Giants or the Unit-
ed States army.
Watch Howard Krist, young
St. Louis Cardinals’ righlhund-
ed pitching prospect this year.
He’s only 25 and is currently one
of the Red Birds’ leading hopes
for a shot at the 19-il pennant.
. . . Last season with Houston
however, is the one that involves sional golfing citcuit smooth
Guy Kibbee and .Grautlund i ficst place money in the $5,000
Rice. Craven is the world’s best j Oakland open tournament and
approch shot player, and that j tackecPanother vistory onto his
1 list of ‘‘extra-curricular” tri-
goes for ail the tournament
stars. Mr. Menjou is the master
of the “gimme" putt. Mr. Kib-
bee hits the stralghtest and
shortest tee shot of any living
golfer, and Mr. Rice is the only
man who lias ever written 2,000.-
000 words, advising against ihe
lifting of the head on a shot,
and who still does.
Another foursome of men
who laughed and played
with Condon will include
Tjtus Raymond Cobh, Coa-
ches Howard Jones and Bill
Spaulding, and Ellsworth
Quite a man, Frank Condon.
He gave sornueh, to so many,
for so little.
with Zivie recently in Madison
A steady drizzle of rain with
its accompanying mud-puddles
proved no obstacle to Dodson
Tuesday as he covered the Se-
quoyah Country club course in
71 strokes to defeat Ben Hogan
of White Plains. N. A’., and
Dutch Harrison of Little Rock,
Ark., in their 18 hole playoff.
Hogan finished with a 74 to
collect second money of $750 and
See DODSON Page'4
Texas Wesleyan’s Mighty Mid-
gets—Cecil McClung and Clifton
McNeeley—paced a last half ral-
ly that gave the Rams a 49-2!
victory over MeMurry in one of
the opening games of the Tex-
as conference season.
In the other game Southwest-
ern’s surprising five dumped ov-
er favored Daniel Baker 3:1-26.
McClung and McNeeley, both
a fraction short of five-ten, and
tile shortest member of the T.
W. C. squad combined to make
24 points, most of them in the
last half. McNeeley, leading jun-
ior college scorer at Decatur
Baptists last year, counted I t.
MeMurry held the vaunted
Rams to a 10-11 margin during
the first half.
Wednesday night Howard
Payne jumps into the fray when
it plays Austin College at Sher-
man. The Yellowjackets were
favored. T. W. C. plays Abilene
Christian college tonight at Abi-
lene and should make it
in the Texas league he faced 1,-
000 batters, gave up only 221
hits, compiled an earned run av-
erage of 1.71 and won 22 games
against nine defeats.
The dope behind the Chicago
White Sox’ Conditional purch-
ase of pitcher Joe Haynes from
the Washington Senators is that
Trainer A1 Schacht believes he
can cure the sore arm of the 23-
year-old righthander . . . Hay-
nes worked in 22 games for the
Senators last year anti won only
three and lost six.
It shouldn’t be long before the
St. Louis Browns swing a deal
with the Washington Senators,
trading an outfielder — possib-
ly hard-hitting Chet Laabs — for
Catcher Rick Ferrell . . .Sopho-
more Bob Swift still rates high-
ly with Manager Fred Haney of
the Browns but needs some ex-
pert seasoning and Ferrell, a
Brownie regular from 1929 to
1933, is figured as just the man
to give it to him.
New Grid Coach
*s to Play
Cagers This Week
Two basketball games and fin-
al semester examinations are on
the schedule for the Sweetwat-
er Mustang rage , squad this
week, the school calendar dis-
The basketball quintet meets
the Snyder high school team
here in a game Thursday night
and the Mustangs travel to for-
eign hardwoods Friday night
for a tussle against the Lamesa
The week’s basketball sche-
dule was pushed to the latter
days due to final semester ex-
aminations taking place the first
part of the week.
The Mustangs have won one
and dropped two games to ma-
jor opposition, and in practice
games won four straight tilts.
Coach Adrian Clark’s team lost
to Midland, 33 to 27, last Friday
at Midland. In other games, the
Mustangs lost to Abilene, 20 to
17, but won hqndily from the
Big Spring Steers, 28 to 18.
LUBBOCK — (UP) — The
Texas'Tech athletic council was
scheduled to meet Wednesday
for a study of the thirty appli-
cations ii has received for die
coaching job left open by the
resignation of Pete Cawthon.
Tuesday four well - known
coaches, three of them with
jobs at Southwest Conference
schools, presented their applica-
tions personally. They were
Marty Karovv, baekfield coach
al Texas A. A- M.: Bill Wallace,
freshman coach at Rice; Dell
Morgan, line coach al Rice; and
“Botehy” Koch, former Baylor
University all-America who re-
cently resigned as Tulsa univer-
sity line coach.
\V. L. Stangcl, chairman of
Ihe athletic council, said the list,
of applicants might be announc-
ed after tile meeting but did not
indicate when a decision on Cuw-
thon’s successor might be reach
City Cage League
To Be Discussed
Aee Track Coach
Fired by Stanford
Lew Jenkins Here
For Family Visit
A city basketball league may
be formed Tuesday night when
sponsors, managers and players
meet in the county courtroom
to discuss teams and schedules.
Several firms already have in-
dicated they will place teams
m a six team circuit if one is
their1 formed. They include the Inter-
84th win out of ihe Iasi 91 games l Harvester company, Ju-
-one of the lies! records in the mor cll;imher llf Commerce and
business. the Martin Sign company.
____()_ Games would be played at the
high school gymnasium on
| nights when the Mustangs are
not using the floor. Some of
] them may be arranged as preli-
minary contests to Mustang
games when the high school
quintet is playing at home.
BY UNITED PRESS
Wisconsin 48, Purdue 12 (ov-
Indiana 52, Northwestern 32.
Michigan State 23, Temple 22.
Illinois 47, Michigan 41.
Iowa 11, Minnesota 34.
Santa Clara 12, California 32.
Stanford 15, University of Kan
Kansas 44, Iowa Stale 11.
Southwestern (Texas) 33, Dan-
iel Baker 26.
Warren-burg. Mo., Tcbrs. 12,
Ohio State 67, Chicago 38.8
A TIP FROM HAROLD LAPE
PITTSBURGH — (UP)—Mace
| Brown. Pittsburgh pirate relief
I pitcher who gained the sobri-
quet "the fireman" for his ef-
fective pitching in the pinches,
has returned his signed 1941 con-
PHILADELPHIA — (UP)
Cal. - (UPl -
Lew Jenkins, 1 igh t weightl tract, the irate management an-
champion boxer of the world,! nounced Wednesday.
arrived in Sweetwater Monday The Pirates also announced ■ Promoter Herman Taylor is con-
noon from Miami. Fla., where they had received the contracts! sidering a return match be-
lie recently purchased a home, of two young outfielders who j tween World Bantamweight I
Jenkins was accompanied by [have played for (he last two! Champion Lou Salica and Clial-
Danny Duran, his sparring part j years on Pirate minor league! lenger Tommy Forte following
. .. , who a- Stanford universitv’s act-1 ner. Me plans to visit with rela- farms. They are Frank Kalin, of Sulica's close victory over Forte
lators deserved a fui run oi .„ track (.,,.l(.h last year 'turned'tivos here for about six waelcs. ! Weirton, \v. Va„ who has been Tuesday night,
then admi.'-ion let ol .. i.tt 1 out ,,ne of ,]1L. nation's best! Jenkins’ next fight probably j playing with Gadsden, Ala., in Salica needed all the skill I
teams, said Wednesday that he! will he with the winner of the j the class B southeastern league,! and courage that brought him
had been discharged as assistant! Frit.zie Zivic-Henry Armstrong! and Halbert Simpson. New Bos-, titles in the Golden Gloves, the
vai it v and freshman coach by j battle scheduled for Friday ton. Texas, with Williamsport i national amateur tourney, olym-
the hoard of athletic control. night. ' of the class A eastern league. | pics and professional fighting to
---------------------------j outpoint Challenger Forte over
the 15-round distance.
ficials decided to separate Patty
and Bate so that the match
would stand a tetter chance of
going the full distance.
Another foursome will see
Johnny Weismuller, 'Erie
I’edlcy, Jimmy Mrlairnin
and Ford Palmer matching
strokes. This is a pretty
fair sports foursome, pill-
ing as it does the world's
greatest swimmer, one of
CLEVELAND — (UP) - An-
ton Christoforidis. rugged Greek
boxer, was recognized as light-
heavyweight champion Wednes-
day in states under the jurisdic-j
tirin of the National Boxing asso-
ciation. He was scheduled for a
defense of his newly-won crown
w ithin 6<K) days against Gus Les-j
nevich of New Jersey.
Christr.foridis put on a clos-
ing rush Tuesday night to earn
a 15-round decision over Melio;
Beltina. Italian southpaw from
Beacon. X Y. former champion j
who lost the title to Billy Conn!
of Pittsburgh The decision was
the unanimous verdict of Judg-
es Jim Parker and Dibby Wil-j
liam- and Referee Joe Sedley.
Christoforidis started slowly
and had niffieulty in solving the
Italians unorthodox fighting
The crowd of 8,449 paid $20,-
Christoforidis weighed 16$ 1-2,
Bettina, 171. . j
II J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.. WJnston-Salem.N. C.
Night Crews Rush World’s Largest Bomber
A night view of Douglas Aircraft's Santa Moni a. Calif., plant where threr riglit-hour shifts
of engineers, technicians anti mechanics ar,e applying the finishing touches to the world’s larg-
est hoinlting plane. The giant ship, which will he wheeled out of its hangar in a few wrecks, has
a wing-spread of 212 feel, weigh.* Hit tons and ran carry a load of IH Inns of bombs on its eruis-
,ing range of 7300 miles.
Announcing *4 Change In Our
Sale Dag Effective This Week!
OllR AUCTION SALE
WILL BE HELD
To better serve you we have changed the day of our
regular weekly sales. Continue to visit our sales and
get top market prices for your cattle!
SWEETWATER AUCTION CO.
Just Outside West City Limits on Bdwy.
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