The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 31, Ed. 1, Friday, May 17, 1940 Page: 4 of 4
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FRIDAY MAY 17 1940
In The Sportlight i
HISTORY HAS REPEATED TILLNOW BUT!
ACC's baseball team Is In ex-
actly the same position that it was
this time last year tied with Har-dln-Slmmons
for tho city lcaguo
championship. However this
time tho Cats nrc in more fnvor-
In 1039 there was one real team
in the league with tho rest light
lng it out to sco who would play
Hnrdln-Simmona In the finals
ACC won and in turn1 was quickly
polished off by the Rangers.
This season there has been a w ell
balanced league any team with
the cxpection of the Rocerntion
being capable of taking a share of
the bunting. To our mind ACC is
and was the best all round team
with Simmons McMurry All-Stars
and the Hospital not far behind.
Although H-SU is in the finals
the toughest team for the Cats
to handle hns been McMurry. Tho
Redskins are the only team that
has got more than an even break
with tho Christians.
Tuesday afternoon ACC played
its best game of tho season in
downing tho Baptists 7-4. J. C.
FRI. AND SAT.
"20 MULE TEAM"
Midnight Preview Sat. 11:30
Sunday Monday Tuesday
Donald Duck Cartoon
Wednesday & Thursday
Friday and Saturday
"Light of the Western
Sunday and Monday
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Wednesday and Thursday
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Friday - Saturday
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Sunday and Monday
Tuesday and Wednesday
Friday and Saturday
TWO Bie FEATURES
"PIONEERS OF THE
Sunday & Monday
THE FIGHTING 69th
Wednesday & Thursday
Hicks gave up only ono run arid
.five hits in tho first 8 innings al
though loosening up a bit in tho
final frame. Errorless ball char
acterized tho Cats afield which is
about 0 under par for tho course
J. C. Hicks Guy Scruggs and
Sammle Burroughs constitutcACC's
pitching staff about tho classiest
in tho league. Twirlcrs for Sim
mons includes Joe Pec Armond
Jones and Dave Parycr. Tho Cats
havo beaten all of these at somo
tlmo during the senson.
Batting honors aro about evenly
divided; G locals and 6 Rangers
nro hitting at a .309 or better
clip J. O. Blacg leads ACC nt
THIS IS NATIONAL COT-
TON WEEK and that means
you will find tho greatest
crop of cottons you've ever
seen under ono roof in our
store. Cotton crops up in tho
most unexpected fashions.
Just imagino a cotton dotted
swiss shoe (navy with white
dots and a high high wedgo
heel) And you must sec the
cotton bathing suits with tho
ballerino skirt and bare mid-
riff. Soma girls like them as
play suits they are lined
with the very thinnest cotton
Jersey for perfect fitting.
And you have never seen so
many cotton pique hats and
SURELY BY NOW YOU
HAVE SEEN or at least
hoard about the new Nylon
Hoso. Made of of all things
coal water and air. Tho
rumors concerning them have
been both tantalizing and
fascinating and the least
we can say is they are re-
markable. They are as clear
ns truth flawless as Beauty.
Sheer strong and elastic. You
will of course want a pair.
So hurry down for our stock
is limited. 1.15 1.25 1.35.
IF YOU ARE A JUNE
GRADUATE or even know
one you should walk down
the aisles of Ernest Grh-
som's. You will see the most
bounteous collection of gifts
on our record For you who
prefer to spend your whole
nllowanco on ono gift or
scatter it out over a bevy of
gifts you will find a grand
YOU PROBABLY KNOW
some one who should adore
having a set of personally
moriogrammed glasses. Crys-
tal clear with popular heavy
Blinm botton Monograms
hand etched. A choico of
14 oz -0 oz. G 1-2 oz. Priced
regularly at more than 5.00
per dozen. Priced during this
sale only 29c each or G for
YOUR NEXT HAT MUST
be White. High wide and
handsomo whlto felt shining
accents for dark summer
clothes cool unanimity for
your whito ones. We've a
whole car load of white felts
made for you by Knox tho
Hatter in a variety of styles
any ono of which you will
claim for your own 500.
HPC Carries OH TC Crown By 46 Point Margin
Fastest Texas Conference Meet
Ends With ACC In
In the fastest track meet in Con
fcrencc history Howard Payne
last Friday afternoon easily cap-
tured tho track and field champion-
ship by a margin of somo 40 points.
Hownrd Payno tabbed 04 1-2;
ACC 48 1-2; Austin College 12;
Southwestern 8; and McMurry 1.
Pcto Owens wasn't all Howard
Payno had but he was almost
enough accounting for 20 points
and capturing the coveted Individ'
ual award Owens broke two con'
ferenco records and tied another
as well ns copping tho high jump.
He chipped a half second off tho
h'gh hurdle record running in the
remarkable timo of 14 seconds
This is but ono tenth second off
the national record and but 3
tenths slower than tho world re
cord. Ho also lowered tho TC low
hurdles record from 24.2 to 23.0
seconds and tied tho 100 yard mark
ACC's standout was Elmer Wom-
nck who. nabbed tho mile in tho
fast time of 4.2G and came back
to set a new record in tho two
mile in 10.01.7 almost G seconds
under tho previous mark Ray
Rushing captured tho 880 for tho
only other ACC win.
Bob Stokes captured two firsts
and a second in tho field events
to gain runncrup Individual hon'
ors. The Howard Payne relay team
which was expected to set a new
mile record turned in a time of
3-21 which lacked two seconds of
tho old mark.
1 mile run Womnck ACC; Wil
son HPC; Tcmpleton ACC; Guar-
nerro HPC. Timo 4:2G.
440 yard dash Barccna. HPC;
..375; Dclbcrt Smallcy .371; Bobby
James 352; J. C. Hicks 312; Gar-
vin Bcauchamp 303; and David
Shoot us if we're wrong but
ACC will win in less than five
Trackstcrs to AAU
Tentative arrangements have
been made for three of ACC's
brightest track stars to enter tho
regional AAU meet nt Denton
next Monday and Tuesday. Pres
ent plans include Joe Beadles to run
the 440 and 880; Ray Rushing in
the mile; and Elmer Womack to
enter the two mile race. Joe is
nursing an injured leg and may
not make tho trip while Womack
and Rushing will attend If they
can complete their scholastic work
Cats Trounce Cowboys 7-4 In First of Citv League Baseball Playoffs
Second Game 'Played Yesterday;
Third Scheduled For
ACC took a long lead toward the
city baseball championship by
trouncing Hardin-Simmons Tuss
day afternoon in the first game
of the playoff.
For four Innings it was a pitch
cr's duel between J. C Hicks and
Joe Pec but in the fifth sparked
by a home run by David Kcnna
mcr. tho Cats scored four runs
Beadles ACC; King HPC; Mc-
Coy ACC. Timo 49.0.
100 yard dash Owens HPC;
Crowley Southwestern; Marshall
HPC; Minor HPC. Timo 9:G sec-
onds (equals record).
120 yard high hurdles Owens
HPC; Conner HPC; Hallmark
HPC; Hughes. ACC. Time 14 sec-
onds (new record old record 14 G).
880 yard dash Rushing ACC;
Tcmpleton ACC; Hollingsworth
ACC; Mathis. McMurry. Time 1
220 yard low hurdles Owens
HPC; Hallmark HPC; Hughes
ACC. Time 23.G seconds (new re
cord old record 24 2)
220 yard dash Marshall. HPC;
Beadles ACC; Crowley Southwest
tern; Sanders. ACC. Timo 21 0 sec
2-mile run Womack ACC; Fer-
guson HPC; Guarncrro HPC;
Rushing ACC. Timo 10:04.7. (New
record old record 10:105).
1 mile relay Howard Payne
(Marshall. King. Wilson Berccna);
ACC; Austin College. Timo 3:21.
Pole vault Hallmark HPC;
Warren. HPC Simpson of Austin
and Burnett of ACC tied for sec.
ond. Height 11 feet.
High jump Owens Howard
Payne; Hughes ACC; Prior of
ACC and Hallmark of HPC tied
for third. Height 5 feet 11 inches.
Brond jump 'Hallett Austin;
Minor. HPC; Smalley ACC; Con
ner HPC. Distance 21 feet 6 in.
Shot put Stokes HPC; Coom-
cr Austin; Knight. Southwestern;
Beavers ACC. Distance 45 feet 11
Discus throw W. Florence HPC
Stokes HPC; Beavers. ACC;
Sparks ACC. Distance 132 feet 5
Javelin throw Stokes HPC; C
Florence HPC; Payne Howard
Payne; Knight. Southwestern. Dis-
tance 172 feet 1 inch.
to put the gamo on ice.
Except for this uprising neither
pitcher was in trouble until tho
ninth when both sides tallied
Hicks had one of his better days.
fanning eight nnd limiting tho
Rangers to tho samo number of
scattered safeties Pec gave up
12 blnglcs and struck out ten.
ACC was particularly impressive
on defense coming up without a
single bobble. Kcnnnmer made n
fine showing afield as well as
getting In n couple of timely
Simmons tallied Its only run be
fore the last inning rally as result
of J. E. McCalcb's homo run into
right field in the third.
The second game of the scries
was played Thursday and nnothcr
will bo played Saturday. Armond
Jones is likely to bo tho Ranger
starting hurlcr while Scruggs will
probably too the slab for ACC In
ACC AB Tt II O A E
Three base hit Dixon Kcnna-
mcr. Two base hit Dixon. Strike
outs Hicks 8 Pee 10. Bases on
balls Pec 2. Hit batsman Rich
ardson (by Pco). Left on bases
Hardln-Simmons 1 ACO 7- Um-
pires 3riffln McCalcb Jennings
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J. O. Black cf .... 4
Kcnnnmer 2b 5
Dixon c . 5
Smallcy ss 4
R. James If . 4
Bcauchamp. lb .. 4
Hicks p 4
W. James rf 3
Sanders rf 1
Richnrdson 3b 2
3G 7 12 27 11 0
Cumbic cf 4 0 2 10 1
Farmer 2b 4 0 0 4 2 0
L. Russell ss 4 1112 2
Davis lb 4 1 1-.11 0 0
Parker If 4 12 0 0 1
Morton c 4 0 0 10 2 1
Roves rf 2 0 0 0 0 0
H. Russell rf2 00 0 00
McCnlcb 3b 3 110 2 0
Pee p 3 0 10 2 0
TOTALS .... 33 4 8 27 10 5
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Hnrdin-Simmons .... 001 000 0037
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