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Big Spring Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 12, 1947, Big Spring, Texas State Titlist Due To Come From Battle Neither Team Is Favored They play the Texas schoolboy football finals two weeks ahead of time tomorrow as undefeated untied Odessa and Wichita Falls get together at Wichita Falls At least thats what all the fans and sports writers say of this clash of the teams of the state The winner will be the most prohibitive title favorite In 28 years of schoolboy football A crowd of that can into the park either sitting or see the only game of state quarterfinals that matches teams with unblemished records Elsewhere two unbeaten teams play but their opponents arent like that Undefeated bul tles Breckenridge at Longview and unbeaten but Goose Creek tangles with Brackenridge of San Antonio at Goose Creek Chances are fair that there will only one undefeated eleven aft er tomorrow In the fourth game of the day Highland Park of Dallas sends its team in a decade against a fine Arlington Heights outfit al Fort Worth More than 60000 fans are due to see the four games with Fort Worth having the largest turnout Twelve thousand are ex at Longview and 11000 at Goose Creek The Wichita and Goose games are considered tossups but Ar lington Heights and Longview are favorites in the other two Showings against mutual oppo nents would appear to make Odes sa a mild favorite over Wichita Falls but comparative scores mean little In this gams Wichita Falls met a much stronger Amarillo team than lost to Odessa 210 The Coyotes beat the Sandies 70 Odessa spearheaded by its great Byron Townsend is one of the high teams of all time It has rolled up 410 points in 11 games Wichita Falls has done plenty of scoring too with its 352 in a like number of engage ments And the opposition has man aged 14 whereas Odessa has given up 49 Odessa will be seeking its twenty sixth victory lit was un beaten untied state champion last Wichita Falls will be after its twelfth in a row Goose Creek probably will rate a paper edge favorite over Brack enridge and the Longview margin isnt much better AP 1947 Grid Team PLAYERS MAC E AL T G CLYDE TURNER C BRUNO BANDUCCI G DICK HUFFMAN T BRUCE ALFORD E SID LICKMAN B OTTO GRAHAM B STEVE VAN BUREN B ORBAN SANDERS B TEAM Wl Cleveland 200 Philadelphia 215 Los Angeles Rams 210 Chicago Bears 235 San Francisco 220 Los AngeleS Rams 230 New York Yankees 190 Chicago Beari 197 Cleveland IBS Philadelphia 207 New York Yankees 196 College Utah Michigan Texas Mines Stanford Tennessee Texas Christian Columbia Northwestern Louisana State Second Club Kavanaugh Chicago Bears Woundenberg San Francisco Ramsey Chicago Cards Nelson L A Dons Barwegan New York Yankees Ruby Brooklyn a 1 K u t n e r Chicago Cards C 1 ement Pittsburgh Baugh Washington Albert San Fran cisco Motley Cleveland LOOKING EM OVER With TOMMY HART PICKING THE AA GRID WINNERS TOR WEEK Odessa 21 Wichita Falls 7 Why desert the champion Tis said the Odessa team hasnt met the competition the Wichita team has faced However the Hosses havent been pressed in any game this year Amarillo played Joe Colemans troops their closest game during the campaign yet wont down by a 210 count With a little luck the would have won by even Wider margin Arlington Heights 20 Highland Park 0 The Highlanders were lucky to win from Paris last week Arling ton showed up stronger than expected in crushing a fairly good Dallas eleven The Fort Worth team has had its ups and downs bin always looked best under fire Rusty Russel may score for the Longview 7 Breckenridge 0 Breckenridge could spring the upset of the week here However the lobes have a potent defense and apparently enough power to leap frog the Buckles Into the semifinals of the AA playoff The Green Wave hasnt been sensational and had trouble winning honors certainly hasnt met a team the caliber of Longview Brackenridge San Antonio 14 Goose Creek 7 The Ganders shouldnt be sold short However Brack developed late and has come along with a rush SCHOOLS ATHLETIC PLANTS MONUMENT TO MURPHY As mentioned here before the retiring Big Spring high school football mentor Pat Murphy had his supporters and his critics Whether you appreciate the efforts or not he should be given credit for the fine job he has done improvement of the local athletic plants Murphy sincerely believed in a progressive school system ami an uptodate athletic setup He as much as any man in town was re sponsible with getting Steer stadium moved from north of the tracks to its present location on State street He devoted hij efforts last spring toward getting the stands painted and planting a firm sod at the field Had it not been for him perhaps Big Spring would never have had a baseball stadium The ball orchard that was eventually built on school property is one of the finest of its kind to be found anywhere in the smaller cities Patrick also had a lot to do with getting the high school built Although it didnt met his specifications the was at least an decided improvement on the former gym high school teams used Bovines Meet Lubbock Quint The Big Spring high school bas Steers should know fairly well where they stand after playing the Lubbock Westerners in Lubbock tonight Lubbock has the reputation for being one of the toughest quintets on the plains certainly one of the best in District Bin Spring hid an aggregation returning and looked to advantage in their initial go in the week with al which they won 4210 Malaise will a lineup composed of Harold Berry Jim Little Capt Eddie Houser Ike Robb and Del mar Turner It was through Pats untiring efforts that the school board decided j club JC PLAYS TONIGHT MONROE La Dec 12 junior college football teams lift the wraps on the first annual Junior Sugar Bowl team here tonight with Hillsboro Tex and Northeast Junior college of Louisiana State university an even money choice Hillsboro champion of the Texas Junior college athletic association has a pinpoint passer in Dexter Bassinger while Northeast has Doyle and Woodrow Boyles to loss aerials Mayors FT H Benoit Monroe nnd C C Bell Jr West Monroe proclaimed football week here in connection with the game being sponsored by the Monroe Lions Healthful WEST TEXAS Bowling Center Runnels to purchase a sleek bus for the athletic teams which in time will pay for itself The Irishman wasnt resting on his laurels by any means In stead he was campaigning for improvements to the baseball park and probably wouldnt have rested until a gymnasium ample for school j needs became a reality I 0 i RODEN SACKS UP CITY TITLE IN ODESSA j Red the former Big Springer who now calls Odessa j home is that citys new golf champion The carrottop defeated W R j Talley 2 and 1 recently for the title after being four down through I the first seven holes BLUEPRINTS PHOTOCOPIES Precision work rapid from molt modern equipment W E 100 170 Donalds Specializing In Mexican Foods and Steaks SAN ANGELO HIGHWAY COFFEE and COFFEE General Practice In All Courts LESTER FISHER BLDG SUITE 2151617 PHONE 501 FOR SALE NEW HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES Also Two Used 1947 Harley Davidson Motorcycles For Sale CECIL THIXTON CYCLE SHOP 908 West 3rd Big Spring Kickoff time is 8 p m tyrd Rosining MIAMI Fin Dec 12 Jr of New Orleans be good wood shots straight down the middle pay off as well as putting in this game of golf But yesterday Haas put the two together and came up with a five under par 65 Io lead tho of 20 golfers the end of the first 18 holes of play in the 510000 Miami Open golf tournament I Sammy Byrd of Detroit who j once was a baseball player for the LUBBOCK Dec 12 W L j New York Yankees was two Ducker who has held responsible i strokes behind Haas Still another position in many phases of the wZ petroleum industry for the past j kemo of Detroit Bob Hamilton of 15 years has been named profes Evanston Ind Jimmy of petroleum engineering Calif amateur Frank Big Spring Texas Herald Friday Dec 12 1947 7 Soldiers Play Saturday Davis To Experiment With Quintet Contest To Start At 8 OClock Harold Davis Howard County Junior college basketball lire in for perhaps their toughest assignment of the sunson when they play Fort Bliss here Saturday night i The Soldiers who finished fourth in the Fort Bliss league last season with a record of ten victories in 14 starts boast a lineup of veteran players who were stars before they joined the service Clyde Liedtke a forward on the club hails from Milwaukee Wise where lie won three letters in high school His school was city cham pion of Milwaukee for two seasons He has also had two years of service play Incidentally he for the Fort Bliss Falcons Fourth Army champions during ORBEN Spec Sanders who collegiate football at the University of Texas earned a buckfield post on the Associated Press team named to day Sanders was an understudy to Jnek Grain while nt Austin Io Certain Says Ducker Takes Tech Position sor Texas Technological College and r anci will as head of the Three Lakes Wis ment for the remainder of 194718 year Pres W M Why burn announced today Duckers appointment is among the first steps taken by the col lege in launching a major sion program in the field of en as related to petroleum and other basic minerals Dr Why burn stated College officials have been hold ing periodic conferences with in leaders for more ban n year in an effort to outline curric ula best suited to Industrial needs Ducker will spend several months assembling equipment and staff needed to fully service these cur ricula Ducker will begin work at the college Jan 1 1948 He is a gradu ate of the University of Okla homa where he specialized in pe and mechanical engineer ing Among the positions be has ison wh held are district engineer o Barnsdall Oil company chief on cy gineer for Seismographic Service corporation chief engineer and general manager Laboratories Inc chief engineer for Supply company and acting manager for Oklahoma War Production Board June 1941 to April 1942 Since the latter date he has been in private con practice in Tulsa NEW YORK Dec 12 expansion of major league base ball to territories is virtual certainty during our lifetime a high major league official sied today That prediction took some of the ache out of the hearts o the mem bers of the Pacific Coast league delegation who started their long j journey back home with the sad I news that once again their request j for major league recognition had been rejected by the major leagues The rejection came yesterday in he form of a resolution that gave j promise of belter things to come In a carefully worded statement I by Waller Mulbry secretary to Commissioner A 13 Chandler majors said recognized the probability of eventual expansion but that there appeared no minor league which was entitled to such classification at present The Const league had requested cither unconditional major league status or a rise in classification by increasing the draft price of players from to 525000 and i extending the draft eligibility from to six years I Although no announcement was made the league sition was a live subject on the floor of the joint meeting which closed out the major league sessions The National league is believed to have favored I unanimously such a plan as the eventual solution of the Coast pron 1 lem ami the American league was in opposition by a 52 vote with one member not voting The most important among other business matters discussed at the joint session concerned Cuban base ball For the first time the majors decided to allow some of their Players to play winter ball in Cuba during the 194748 and 194849 sea son season Wilfred Hoff another forward and a probable starter hails from Kenosha Wis where he won three letters Ronald center played on a Benson Minn team which won the district prep cham enure from Dou glass Ariz played three years In high school He was a center on the Fourth Army football cham pions more recently William Mazurek another guard hails from Ironwood Mich where he won four cage numerals and constituted a part of a district championship quintet He was named to the team one season Others who will probably see action for the Soldiers include James Croft Montana Willard Pete Johnny Colo Donald Wyo Meyer Fresno Calif and John Gibson Birmingham Ala Davis had not decided on his starting lineup for the exhibition this morning Instead he planned to experiment in efforts to find the best combination Among those who will see action however are Horace Rankin Tom me Elliott Ray and Don Clark Hugh Cochron and Earl Lusk Game time is 8 oclock scene of action the high school gymnasium Wins Over Ackerly ACKERLY Dec quintet of Big Spring turned back the Ackerly Outsiders 1532 in a game unreeled here Thursday Griffin paced Big Springs scor ing with eight points Dun had three while Fielder and Barnett wound up with two each for Grigg and Ingram were the Ack erly leaders with four each Cole man and Hogg collected a field loss each Team Is Named CORPUS CHRISTI Dec 32 The strident body ni the University of Corpus hns tho inline of for tho Univer athletic teams The game fish was selected fol lowing a contest The University is in its first year of operation Its Christmas AT Only five members of the 1947 football squad at Syracuse are sen iors THE NUT WE ABE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AGAIN WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR PATRONAGE GREGG Owned And Operated By Mr and Mrs John Nutt Dawson Cagers Trip Klondike ACKERLY Dec Dawson teams advanced into the second round of play in the Ackerly in basketball tournament by wins over Klondike in their respective divisions of play here Thursday night Dawsons girls walloped Klon dike while Dawson boys had just as easy a lime winning 2316 Kelly led the Dawson attack in the fern contest sinking H points while Foster was the losers stand out with a brace of field goals Seven boys broke into the Daw of Klondike off laurels however with ten points In another game B eilKe reserves 153 with Dickie White in the starring roles Liniment League Launches Play If theres a shortage of liniment in local stores today it could be a result of the opening of the Busi ness Mens Liniment bowling league which took place at E B Doziers emporium day night The league is made up in the main of novice and beginner bowl ers Hack Wright is captain of hc team only club to gotj a sponsor thus far Other clubs are being captained by Boone Home Matt Harrington G G Runyan Luke LeBleu and Home Budweiser took Homes group over the hurdles three times running Harringtons dynamiters zoomed past Boone Homes troops in all three games while Runyans five blasted LeBleus by a 21 count of the evening was Douglass of Budweiser with 216 579 Others able to crack 300 were LeBleu 524 539 and Sta ples 501 Harringtons gathered high game and series with 789 2130 to edge out Budweiser who had 7242102 FALL Is the best time to plant Roses We have of home crown roses ready for EASON ACRES NURSERY 6 Miles East on High 80 A GOOD JOB WITH A FUTURE at SAFEWAY If you are interested In Meat Cutting then Safeway has opening with good working con ditions sick benefits group in surance vacation with pay re plan See Mr Staples Safeway Stores Inc 205 Runnel Big Spring Texas Speaker EL PASO Dec 12 Jeff Cravath coach of Rose Southern California will be the guest speaker when the Texas Mines team is honored with annual football banquet December 17 Lettermer will be announced by Coach Jack Curtice and members of tho team will select the clubs most valuable player freshmen football letters to 76 players dur ing 3917 Back Again For greater whiskey enjoyment head straight for Hundreds Of Gift Ideas For All On Your CH LIST AT Credit In 3 Minutes at RENTAL Electric FLOOR SANDER Electric FLOOR EDGER Yos you can make your worn floors look like new at little cost We supply nil equipment materials and instructions FIRESTONE STORE 507 E 3rd Buy Now Pay Next Year When you see the bottle with the log cabin on the label STOP You neednt go a step further Youve found the tastiest bourbon Big Springs Fbmt Jewelers 221 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