Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 104, Ed. 1 Monday, March 23, 1942 Page: 4 of 6
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Buddy And His New Buddies
Yank Infield Great
Conn's About Face
Fort Knox To Play
By HUGH FULLERTON Jr.
Wide World Sports Columnist
NEW YORK, March 23—Bob
Goodwin, UrichsviHe, Ohio, bowl-
er recently rolled two ’100 games
in succession right after hitting
a 29H when two pins failed to
drop on the twelfth roll
. . . According to Jack Doyle,
w hose raids on the base-
ball races are regarded as “of-
■ icial," the Yankees are a great
ball dub more because of their
infield than their hitting . . .
Ned Everhart, resident pro at the
Miami Biltmore Country Club
ince 1927, has been made a life
member of the dub ... In 14
years he probably earned it.
Grapefruit League Standings Present Strange
Picture With Philadelphia Phils Seated In Top Spot
Far from Orlando. Fla., where he normally would be training with
Washington Nationals, Outfielder Buddy Lewis fondles glove before
admiring fellow Army aviation cadets at Kelly Field, Tex.
Today's Guest Star
Monroe McConnell, San Diego
• Calif ' Union: “One thing the
drill masters will not have to
teach Billy Conn is how to do an
‘about face.' Billy did one per-
fectly when he announced that
he would join the navy and
wound up by going into the army.''
Monday, March 23, 1942
Then Athletics Is
Pacific Loop Goal
BY GAIL FOWLER
PORTLAND, Ore., March
first, and athletics second.
That will probably be the
new goal of the Pacific
Coast conference as the out-
come of meetings of gradu-
ate managers and faculty
representatives which got down to
serious business today.
Where heretofore king football
has held the throne in the colleg-
iate athletic setup, under the new
dispensation to be adopted by the
conference, football will play sec-
ond fiddle to the wider objective
physical fitness for all.
Faculty men and graduates man-
agers held a joint meeting yester-
day at which the agenda of the
current meeting was drawn up.
Commissioner Edwin Atherton
said principal items to be discussed
would include revocation of the
freshman rule which bars first-
year men from varsity competi-
tion: revision of other rules, inclu-
ding the residence rule, which
might be affected by wartime de-
mands; and changes in schedules
to include games with service
Atherton also will request the
faculty men to clarity his future
status. His present contract ex-
pires Dec. 31. 1942. He receives
$10,000 salary and $10,000 for of-
ficers operation from the $25,000
the conference receives from Hose
Bowl receipts. Should there be no
Rose Bowl game this year, con-
ference officials will have to fig-
ure where to get the money ior
Atherton's office, or suspend its
Some quarters said the army s
ban on crowds ot more than 5000
would be soft-pedaled or complete-
ly sidestepped by the conference.
Others said, however, that the con-
ference. later in the summer, might
lay a comprehensive program be-
fore military authorities which
in effect would offer a widespread
physical fitness setup in the coll-
ege in exchange for military con-
cessions on the size of crowds.
CITY LEAGUE BOWLERS
All City league bowlers are
reminded that doubleheader
matches will be bowled begin-
ning Wednesday night through-
out the remainder of the sea-
son, according to L. C. Chewn-
ing. secretary of the city bowl-
ing association. This is being
done in order to be through by
the time baseball season starts.
Shrot Sport Story
After the Oakland Pacific
Coast league club had been train-
ing a week at Napu, Calif., some-
one threw a banquet to give the .
boys a civic welcome . . . During
the festivities, a city official spot- i
ted Manager Johnny Vergez . . .
“Hello, Johnny,” he remarked. ,
“Nice to see you. By the way.
where are the Oaks training this
Avary Furniiure And
White's Grocery Win
In Merchant's Loop
Avary Furniture and White’s
Grocery were victorious in last
Friday night s Merchants' bowl-
ing activity. Avary tripped City
Drug 3-0 with Lanagan leading
the way with 471. Cunningham
posted 400 for the losers.
Whites defeated Coffee's Serv-
let Station 2-1. Johnson hit 492
for Whites and Sullivan turned
in 544 for Coffees.
Snead And Wehrle
Best Ball Tourney
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., March j
23.—i/P)—Samuel Jackson Snead
has a confirmed habit of repeat-
ing himself — in major golf
tournaments — and hopes it
stays with him a long time.
The long driving Hot Springs,
Yu., stylist, pocketing a $1,000
check for winning the National
Amateur-Professional Best Ball
tournament with Amateur Wil-
lard Wehrle of Racine, Wis., the
second year in a row, headed to-
day for Pinehurst, N. C„ to try
to bolster his reputation as a re-
peater in the $5,000 North and
South Open in which he is de-
New York Cage
NEW YORK. March 23.—i/P)—
i Madison Square Garden's Nation-
i al Invitation Basketball tourna-
| ment, which already has produc-
: ed a trio of upsets and three new
, scoring records, comes up to the
; semi-finals tonight with a lineup
! unlike the one the sponsors plan-
] ned when they passed out the
Toledo University, the only
! team left from among the four
top-seeded quintets in the origi-
nal field of eight, clashes with
West Virginia in the opener to-
night and Creight n University
tangles with Western Kentucky
in the afterpiece.
Toledo was seeded fourth at
the start of the initial round last
week. Defending champion Long
Island University was seeded
first, followed by West Texas
State and City College of New
But West Virginia, placed at
the bottom of the ranking, shock-
ed fans and the seeding commit-
tee by bouncing L I.U. out of the
running in a 58-49 overtime duel.
Then Creighton demonstrated
its dislike for its number seven
rank and spilled West Texas, 59-
58. That set the stage for the
second doubleheader of the open-
ing round, and sixth seeded Wes-
tern Kentcky followed the pattern
by knocking off C.C.N.Y., 49-46.
Moran Morris, former Oklaho-
ma amateur boxer who is now
a member of the Eagle squadron
in the R.A.F., writes pals back
home that you need every bit of
athletic training you can get in
order to stand the strain of throw-
ing a Spitfire around the air at
400 miles an hour . . . Add Fort
Knox 'Ky i to the posts that may
have big-time football teams next
fall. Knox, which may bring in
a "name” coach, is considering
games with Indiana, Ohio State,
Xavier, Purdue and Kentucky , .
Jack Dolan, former Georgetown
track and football star, has been
transferred to Quantico <Va.) from
the marine reception base at Par-
ris Island iC.C.i and may be sent
to an officers’ school . . . The
“University of the Air" — other-
wise the Corpus Christi (Texas'
Naval Air Station — lists as ca-
dets Dave Rankin of Purdue, Bob
Saggau of Notre Dame, George
Farrell and Andrew Stojkovich of
Stanford and Gerard Charboneau
of Detroit U . . . But they’re too
busy flying to play football.
Pvt. Con Gebbie, former Water-
town (S.D.i sports ed., writes from
Camp Croft, S. C.: “You have at
least one loyal reader here. Every
night he posts your column on
the bulletin board. (The I. Q. of-
ficers have scheduled him for an-
Take Match From
Pampa Bowl Team
Last Friday night Horton’s
Service Station bowling team
dropped over to Pampa and hand-
ed the Pampa Bowl five a 209-
pin beating. Only one game was
rolled and Borger scored a team
total of 2789 pins while Pampa
Chewning paced the Borgans’
attack with 934 and Clayton was
next with 585. For Pampa.
Mathews led the way with 547
and Heskew was next with 525.
Phils Sport Five
Game Win Streak
To Bolster Hopes
By AUSTIN BEALMEAR
NEW YORK, March 23.
__(AP)— They don’t pay
off on exhibition games, but
1 t he standings in baseball’s
! Grapefruit league present
a strange picture today, ev-
en for pre-season competi-
The Philadelphia Phils, who
changed nothing except their
manager for the 1942 campaign,
are on the top. The New York
Giants, who loaded up with all
the sluggers they could buy, are
on the bottom. And the world
champion New York Yankees are
in the middle.
Although they haven’t limited
(heir opposition to the major
leagues, the Phils are sporting a
five-game winning streak that
should be enough to bring new
hope to the long-suffering tans
back home, to say nothing of
Owner Gerry Nugent, whose dol-
lars are at stake.
At the moment, however, the
longest winning streak in the
Citrus circuit belongs to the
Pittsburgh Pirates, who have won
seven in a row since dropping a
pair at the start and stand in sec-
ond place among the 10 teams of
the major leagues.
Like the Phils, the Pirates claim
a couple of double-A clubs among
their victims, but they also have
won two games each from the
Chicago Cubs and the Philadel-
phia athletics and one from the
Chieugo White Sox.
Sens Keep Pace
Washington’s Senators are
keeping up their lively pace with
ten victories in 13 starts, all
against major league opponents.
The Nats have split a pair with
the Yanks and the Brooklyn
Dodgers and lost one to the Phils.
But they hold three decisions ov-
er the giants, two over the Cleve-
land Indians and one each over
the Boston Red Sox, Boston j
Braves and Detroit Tigers.
The St. Louis Browns, who i
swept two games from t it e i
Braves over the week-end have
won five of their seven starts, al- ;
though the others were against !
minor league teams and the
Brooklyn “B” squad.
At that, the Browns stand a j
notch ahead of the St. Louis Car- i
dinuls, who have confined their .
talents to major league foes and
boast a record of 11 wins and six .
Cards Doing All Right
The Cards, whose eight-game
winning streak was snapped by j
the Red Sox in midweek, have j
played the Yankees seven times
and hold a one-game edge after :
dividing a pair with the world
champs over the week-end.
The champion Brooklyn Dodg-
ers tave taken five out of six j
from other National league teams,
but could do no better than two
out of five against American
leaguers and the same against the
Cuban All-Stars, so their total at
present is nine wins and seven j
The Chicago Cubs have lost
Cards Coming Up With Another Fast,
Young, Scrapping Ball Club This Year
STRIKES TO SPARE
BERGEN, N J., March 23. —
The Fabers, local team, bowled
a 3577 series with Cecil Hart top
man with 268-257-278—893. Ed-
die Gass, anchor man, wound up
with a 309 game.
KEOGAN AVERAGE DROPS
NOTRE DAME, March 23. —
The 1942 season, in which Notre
Dame won 16 out of 22 games,
lowered Coach George Geogan's
19-year basketball percentage
from .771 to .768.
ATHENS, Ga . March 23 —
’ Freshman Charley Trippi, a back-
i field candidate irom Pennsylva-
nia, outshone the widely-publi-
> , > Frank Sinkwich in the
POLICE CAR STOLEN
NOBLES VILLE, Ind., March
23.—UP)—Noblesville police ask-
ed state troopers and Indianapolis
police to help find a stolen auto-
mobile. It was black, contained a
sawed-off shotgun, and had ”No-
blesville Police Department”
painted on the sides.
By GAYLE TALBOT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 23.— (AP)—-The St.
Louis Cardinals in this war year are coming up with an-
other of those young, tremendously fast, scrapping ball
clubs that have made Branch Rickey the despair of his
They still don’t know how he does it, exactly. They
know, of course, that he has
a wonderful farm system
and has a great number of
young players to draw from
each year. Rut others have
tried that with only fair
success, and it still doesn’t
explain why Rickey invariably
comes up with a sensational
youngster or two.
Discussing it the other day, the
head of a rival National league
club gave uj this explanation.
"These kids he brings are hot,
see? Each one of them knows he
has a real chance to break into
the Cardinal lineup. He knows
that the minute Rickey sees he
has a rookie first-baseman, for
instance, who is good enough to
sturt, he begins right then trying
to sell the man holding down that
job — at a fine, juicy price, I
“That gives the kids an incen-
tive. It makes them swing from
their heels and run 1heir heads
off on the bases. And it keeps
the veterans hustling, too, to try
to hold their jobs. They know
nothing is sacred around that
Rickey. I only wish I had the
same whip over several guys on
I "But, I’ll tell you. Don’t ever
buy any players from that Rickey.
All you ever get from him is
Southworth Says Same
Manager Billy Southworth of
! the Cards gives practically the
; same explanation for the amaz-
j ing speed and hustle of his play-
ers, not alone in the spring but
all through the season,
j “They all know they’re going
; to get a square deal with this out-
fit." he said. Every boy that re-
ports to me knows he has a chance
: tO Stick."
This hell-for-leather attitude
i of the Cards has its mental ef-
: feet on rival clubs, ns 1 can testi-
i fy, personally. Leo Durocher of
i the Brooklyn Dodgers permitted
me to do a little bench-managing
j for him against the Cards the
! other day. In fact, he insisted on
it, explaining caustically that he
would like to watch a second-
guessing sports writer make a
few split-second decisions,
We will pass lightly over that !
phase of it, because I had no way |
of knowing that Billy Herman, ,
one of the best hit-and-run bat- :
ters in the business, would tap
weakly into a double play every
time I called for a hit-and-run.
Durccher Pans Cards
Durocher believes the Dodgers
will win again fully as easily as
they did last season. He and the
entire Broklvn aggregation are
convinced they can out-slug the
speed-boys from Missouri. They
don't think the Cards have a man
except Enos Slaughter who can
break up a game with a timely
homerun or a triple. They feel
that the Cards will Miss Johnny
Mize's potent bat.
“Bunk.” said Southworth, short-
ly, "We'll get our share of ex-
tra-base hits. Why. Stan Music-
al broke up a game yesterday
with a triple.”
Musical is the Card’s new out-
fielder, the "unknown” who join-
ed the club late last year and
blasted out a .426 average while
he was in there. In other words,
a typical Rickey product.
INDIANA TO PENN RELAYS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March
23.—Indiana will compete in the
Penn Relays, April 24-25. rather
than at the Drake Relays. The
Hoosiers won two, finished sec-
ond in three others and took two
individual events a year ago.
All S wesl Baseball
Teams To Play This
Week Except Baylor
By The Associated Press
Every Southwest conference
baseball team will see action this
week except Baylor.
Texas, perennial Southwest
power, will play Rice at Houston
Wednesday and Texas A. and M.
at College Station Thursday.
Southern Methodist meets Tex-
as Christian in Fort Worth on
both of those days.
Texas has been made the fav-
orite again for the title, due to
the fact that the Steers have fair-
ly good batting punch combined
with creditable hurlers.
But both A. & M. and Baylor
are expected to give them stiff
competition and either could win
the title. These clubs split a se-
ries last week, the Aggies win-
ning the first, 2-9 and Baylor the
seven straight games since win-
ning two at the outset, but they
still top the Giants, who have
dropped six in a row and 11 of
the 13 they have played.
. ' w <\4 'J
Warren Spahn, not yet 20, i?
bright southpaw prospect with
Boston Braves at Sanford, Fla
Six-footer helped Evansville to
nnant bv topping Three-1
ague with 1.83 earned-run
.■rage, in winning percentage
Mi 19 and 6 and in shutouts
K. C. Ladies Store
Splits Wiih Guymon
And Huber Oil Loses
KEEP ’EM FLYING
Teaming on Louis
Several states have adopted
eyesight tests for prospective dri-
vers during the past few years.
In an inter-city match with
Guymon yesterday, the K. C. La- j nva,s-
dies store split a two-match se- ! u;mnt
ries with the Texas County Motor
team of Guymon. The first
match went to the local ladies
3-9. but they dropped the second
Morgan led scoring in both
matches for the Borgans, hitting
478 in the first and 593 in the
second. Kasselman led the vis-
itors in both matches rolling 449
The Huber Oil team took on
the H W. Long Ins. team of Guv-
1 mon and took a 3-0 licking at the
| same time Ross hit 502 for the
; Huber men and Mayfield posted
a neat 601 for the invaders.
Texas Relays To
Draw The Usual
Lineup Of Teams
By The Associated Press
AUSTIN, Tex . March 23.—The
Texas Relays, first of the nation’s
major outdoor track and field
carnivals, next Saturday will
draw athletes from as far away
Minnesota and California.
There'll be fewer big-name par-
ticipants for the 15th presenta-
tion of the southwest’s outstand-
ing track meet but entries indi-
cate the Relays will maintain
their place in the sun with Kansas,
Drake and Penn affairs.
Included in (lie competitors of
the university-college division are
four performers who last year
placed in the N.C.A.A meet: Jack
Defield of Minnesota, tied for sec-
ond in the pole vault; Max Len-
over of Loyola 'Chicago', fourth
place winner in the half mile;
George Gibson, Oklahoma A and
M. two-miler, and Robert Fitch,
Minnesota weigth star who plac-
ed fourth in the discus.
Pete Owens To Run
Among special performers will
be Pete Owens, Howard Payne
college sprint and hurdle star who
placed third in timber topping at
the national meet last year.
Hack to repent as individual
, champions come Don Boydston of
l Oklahoma A. and M., who is co-
ehampion and record holder in
the high jump at 6 feet 7 7-8
inches; Jim Deal of Rice, winner
in the shot put, and Bobby Lay
of Rice and Shannon Berry of
S. M, U , two of the four who
ruled the pole vaulting.
All of them will be challenged
seriously. The vaulters will duel
with Defield, who made 13 feet,
6 inches in the national meet last
year; David Small of Texas, con-
ference champion at 13 feet.
Deal will face serious rivals in
• Jack Wilson. Baylor star, who is
a former conference champion in
: the shot put and Bob Fitch, Min-
nesota star, while Pete Watkins
I and A. C. Ricks of Texas A. and
M . both of whom cleared 6-5 at
Laredo, loom as threats to Boyd-
ston’s two-.vear reign.
Once more Drake looms as the
| power in the distance events, with
Oklahoma A. and M., Kansas
State, the University of Illinois
and perhaps George Pepperdine
I or Los Angeles the most serious
The Ulini mile specialists,
! winners of the Butler and Chica-
go Relays, will compete in the
one-mile team race.
KEEP 'EM FLYING!
Will Hop on Japs
England admitted women to
the medical profession in 1876 and
now has more than 4263 women
and 33,062 men on the medical
registers of the country.
GREATEST MEAT EATERS
The world’s heaviest meat eat-
ers are the people of Argentine.
They annually average about 346
pounds of meat per person.
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