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L—=HARPSTER (Carnegie Tech) Quarterback FIVE EAGLES NAMED ON 1ST ALLVALLEY _ McAllen 3, San Benito 2, and Mission 1; O’Bryan, Dodson, Newman High Men J — (Special to Th» Herald) MERCEDES. Te < . Dec. 12.-At a meeting of the officials, coaches and • ports writers of the \ alley held in tins city last night, an All-Valley high school eleven "a* selected, and a second tram, and those of honor able mention. Th« meeting was held in the Mer cedes junior high school, and "as presided over by J. C. Groves of the Ia Feria schools, in the absence of I,. B. Shifflett, of Brownsville, chair- , man of the league. »ho was unable to j attend. Five Brownsville gridsters were placed on the All-Valiev team, the largest number of any one school in the Valley on the list. McAllen has three men on the list; . Mission one and San Benito two. i Brownsville players receiving pla ces on the All-Valley eleven are: Crowe, end. 11 votes; Burn*.; guard. 10 votes; O'Bryan, center.! 13 vote*; Newman, quarterback. 13 j votes, and Barnhart, fullback, 9 votes. McAllen players were Ramsey, end. j 12 votes; guard. E. Cnx, t) votes; A. Cox half, d votes. Tackle Woods of Mission, placed on the first team, received f> votes. San Benito players were: MeWil- 1 bams, tarkle, 5* votes; Dodson, half, 13 votes. O'Bryan, renter; Newman, quar terback of Brownsville, each received 13 votes apiece, and along with Half- j back Dodson of San Benito, received the largest number of vote*. Dodson also receiving 13 vote*. The meeting "as called to order by Judge Groves a* and the voting got underway at R:3n. After selecting the first team, a second team was picked, and those rcceiv- | ing next to the highest number of i votes to the first team men were 1 placed on the second team. A num- j her of ties resulted ia the fir»t bal loting for the first team, and a vote was taken to determine whom to, on the second team. Sylvester, end. Bennett and Cor , t*z, tackles, of Brownsville, were rlared on the second team. Overstreet, end. Davis guard, and Garza, half, of McAllen, were placed on the second team. Todd, guard San Benito, was also place on the second team. Steele, renter, and Ritrhie. full hack, of Harlingen, were placed on the second team. Davis of Donna won th» quarter hack position on the second team. Murphy of Mission received the other half position on this team. ' Those receiving honorable mention by scattering of votes were: Sutphen Weslaco; Garza, McAllen; Monsecs. Brownsville; Talcott, Pharr-San Juan Alamo; Dunbar, McAllen; McClure. Donna; Kormier. Tharr-San Juan Alamo; Gonzales. McAllen; Weller, Brownsville: Madsen, Mission; Bell, Pharr-San Juan; Adamson, San Be nito; Allen. McAllen. Tha balloting was spirited at times, and as the name* and votes were being called off and tabulated on the blackboard, first one and then another player would be leading in the voting, and it was not until the last ballot was being tabulated that some of the first team players were assured of their places. This was especially true when it 1 rime time to pick the second team, and a second votes was ncressarv in several cases to pick the winners. About fifteen eligible voters were present. Following the close of the ballot ing and after the two teams had been picked. Judge ('.roves brought up ths nuestien as to whether the winning tram* w-.uM be tendered a banquet, and afte- much discussion during which it was proposed by E-irl Morrison. San Benito torch, that those present, if they > de ire,), to pledge himself to bruig tv o of the winning players to the banque*. and a number pledged i/ < However, it w* <je< '<*d to turn this matter over to Chairman Shif flett of Brownsville, nil the L-i.q *t will be held, if feasible about tho first o? the new yean BABY CARPS TP BANQUET (Special to The Heraid) HARLINGEN. Per. 1? — rOJr) Pearce and hfs junior high eleven will he banqueted Friday night, at the Methodist church. The Pahy Cards huge un a good record this year in Valley football losing only one game. I burns wife in furnace HAMBURG, Germany. - Ge< -g Viddert* hilled bis wife by thrust ing hrr into the f'*ry furnace of a factory. k Additional Late* Sport P Noavs on Page 8 - u=BRowN===ii ROSERSwEIG (T«*»») . CRANE (Carnegie Tech) EndTackle _/\_,<Nebra«ka) Fullback J, jUl Guard Eagles to Begin Training Soon Coach Doug Fessenden of the local high school Eagles football eleven, will start his proteges in prepara tion for the coming battle with the DaPaul academy, prep school cham pions of Chicago, in real training this week, and it will last until a day prior to the game, Friday, De cember 21. The visiting eleven is expected to present a heavy team, and as their rholastics may be not over 21 years of age. they will have it on the lo cal* in age. Every Eagle is 1n fine shape, and came nut of the recent battle with McAllen without a scratch. SUGGESTS TEN PLAYER NINES JUNIOR LOOP TRADES BREW Market Bullish; Myer May Go to Senat ors For Five CHICAGO. Pro 12.—<^1—The American league player market is still bullish, but the bears preserv ed with great expectancy for the big big break in prices as junior cir cuit officials and club owners went into a huddle again today. Several deals for trades and out* right sales of playing talent were ex* ported ♦" he consummated. Only two deals were made after a score of conferences among man* i arers yesterday. One swapped Geo. | t'hlf. Cleveland nitch*r to Detroit in exchange for Shortstop Jack Tav • nger ard Pitcher Xen Holloway; the other was outright sale of First Baseman Johnny Neu-i by Detroit j to the Toledo club of the American i association. Among the rumored deals were . those that would : hift Bunddy 1 Myer from the Boston Bed Box to ! Washington for five players and Catcher Moe Berg end Outfielder Bill Barrett of the White Box to Boston or the Yankees in exchange for talent. f - Hitter and Baserun ner For Pitcher Is Urged NEW YORK. Dec. 12.—(^—Na tional league officials are in lavor of 10-man baseball teams and pitch ers who are just that and nothing more. What'a more they will take their plan with them to Chicago for consideration at the joint meeting with the American league tomorrow. John A. Heydler. just re-elected as president of the National league for four more years, suggested a radical change in the rules whereby weak-hittin? pitchers would have somebody else to do their batting and base-running for them. While his club owners inclined a favorable ear. Mr. Heydler explained that he felt the rule change would speed up baseball and at the same time. ot> viate the necessity of having so many pinch hitters. Provided the suggestion meets with American league favor it is possible that a special meeting of the rules committee would he called in time to place the suggested change in effect before the 1929 sea son starts. FIGHT RESULTS (Bv the Associated Press) HAGERSTOWN. Md.—Bobby Gar cia, New York, outpointed Andy Kel ly, Baltimore. (8). , LOS ANGELES—Bahy Jo# Gains. Los Angeles, outpointed Charley Rosen. (10). INDIANAPOLIS.—Tracey Cox, In dianapolis, outpointed Bobby Allen. Chicago, (10). Norman Brown. Chi cago, knocked out Tut Seymour. New Orleans. (3). i HIGH POINT. N C—Addison Warren, Chapel Hill. V. C.. knocked out Marshal Blackstone. Columbus. O. (2). * MILWAUKEE Wis.-Eddie Ander son. Chicago, outpointed Davev Abad, Cleveland. (10). Mickey O’Neil. Milwaukee. outpointed A! Van Ryan. Duluth. (8). Johnny Ryan, Boston, knocked out Tony Grayjack. Milwaukee. (4). JACKSONVILLE Fla.—Jeff Car roll. BiflVxi, Miss., knocked out Jack Kirten, Clemson College. S. C.. (5). Joe Knight. Augusta. Go., and Glenn Chancev. Jacksonville, drew, (10). COLUMBUS. Ga.—Willie Ptnmey. Fort Benning. Ga. knocked out Maxie 1 Feltz. Oregon. (G). WFST PALM BEACH. Fla.-Jim Sivey, Columbus. Ga.. outpointed Casey Jones, Atlanta. (10). " 1 - " -— Seeing what happened to Knur** | Hansne. over whom a host of mana gers squabbled. Max Schmelling. German light heavyweight, over he^-c i for the fistic war*, has decided to do his own managing. TEXAS GIRL GUARDED AFTER KIDNAP THREAT — PALESTINE. Tex.. Dec. 12.—(A*' — j A guard has been placed about the home of T. A. Pickett her* to ward off a possible attempt to kidnap his nine-year-old daughter, Mar garet Pickett. Four telephone messages received Monday by Pickett warned him !'■ leave 850© at a spot nc r here o “lose his daughter forever.” Of ficers have been unable «n get a trace of those putting in the calls. Bulldogs Are to Have Game With Robstown Dec. 14 (Special to The Herald) McALLFN. Tex., Dec. 12.—The McAllen Bulldogs will meet (he Robstown Cotton Tickers on the lo cal field Friday, Pec. 14. at 3:30 n. m. >n what is expected to he one of the hardest fought games in this part of the Valley thi« season. Rohstown recently defeated the Harlingen team, and arc champions of District 27. They will meet the Pel Rio Cowboys on Dec. 21. for re gional title. The weight* of the two teams will •e about even and as each club has ised an open style of play through out the aeason fans are assured of a brilliant aerial and open field at tack on the part of both teams when they get together Friday. With one or two exceptions tlie Sulldogs will he in excellent shape *'or the game. Overatreet, who has b««n handicapped by a eharley horso for the past aere-a! weeks, mar not he seen in action. MANAGERSHIPS OF BIG LOOPS ARESETTLED Naming of Blackburne And Sidetracking of Robinson Row Clear Up Smoke By ALAN J. GOULD (Associated Pres* Spurt* Editor.) NEW YORK. Dec. 12.—t/P)—A! though baseball has hardly gotten settled in winter quarters, there isn't sny room left for speculation over the list of 1929 major league managers. Th* roster for next year is complete. Reappointment of Lena Black hurne to lead the Chicago White Sox and side-tracking of apparent efforts to oust the veteran Wilbert Robin son in Brooklyn have cleared up the only remaining doubtful districts. The rivat Brooklyn factions seem hopelessly deadlocked, so much so that they rannot even get together to talk over their differences. Mean while Robinson, ns president and manager, holds executive control and a contract that has another year to run at $25,000, Four managerial changes have been made two in each league. Bul ky Harris remains a pilot, but shifts his operations to Detroit while h> old team mate Walter Johnson, takes the helm at Washington. The National league champion Cardinals, who do not have much re gard for the old axiom about chang ing horses in mid-stream, have sub stituted Billy Southworth for Bill McKechnie. Enui F. Fuchs, of Boston, revers ing the procedure of Robinson, has added the responsibilities of mana ger to those of president. The opin ion prevails, however, that he will be quite willing to turn over most of the responsibility to Johnny Evers, who will associate himself again in Boston with such familiar figures as Rabbit Maranville and Hank Gowdy. This will be a reunion of the grand army of 1911. The fistic whirl ha* had many a strange turn lately; strangest of all, perhaps, in Boston, where Jack Sharkey and Jim Maloney develop again as heavyweight, contender* after having hit the chutes over a year ago Through the early stage* of 1927. Sharkey and Maloney moved along impressively a; two of the youngest, fastest and hardest-hitting of the crop. Their match* in May at the Yankee stadium a "natural.’* hut turned out to be a quirk knockout victory for Sharkey. Two months later the sailor made a sorry show ing against Dempsey. Maloney's fragile chin became an apparently easy target. He was knocked out ir* one round by George Godfrey and Tom Heencv but staged a big comeback recently to heat Johnny Risko, who had as good a record as any heavyweight in action this year. Sharkey has been erratic ever since losing to Dempsey. His vietorv ny*r Arthur DcKuh has no special r ignificance hut it may he necessary for Sharkey and Maloney to fight it out again, at least for the cham pionship of Boston. Southwest Ball Schedule Named AUSTIN, Tex., Dec, 12.—<*>>— Following is the southwestern con ference baseball schedule for next spring: March 27-28—Texas Christian University at Universitv of Texa*. March 29-30—Texas A. A M. Col lege at Rue; Baylor at Southern Methodist University. April 1-4—T. C. U. at S. M. U. April 5-6—Rice at Texa' U. April 8-9—S M. U at Texas; Bai lor at T. C. U. April 12-13—Texas at A. A M ; T. C. U. at Rice April 15-16—S. W. U. a- Ri*e. April 17-18—Baylor at Texas. April 19-20—A. A M. at T. C. V. Ayrril 22-23—S. W. U. at Parlor; Rice at T C. U. April 26-27—Texas at Baylor; S M. U. at A. A M April 29-30—T. C. V. at A. A V ; Rice at Baylor; Osaka team of Jaran at Texas fApril 30 only*. May 3-4—Texas at T. r. r.. Rice at A. ir M. May 6-7—Texas at S. M V. May 8-9—T. f\ U. at Bavlor. May 10-11—Rice at S M. U. Mar 13-14—A. A M. at S. M. U. May 16-16—Texas at Rice. Mav 17-18—Baylor at Rice; S. M. U. at T. C. U. May 20-21—A. A M. at Texas. The Texas University season will "pen March 6 with a practice game with the New York Giant*. This will be followed April 8 with an. other such errtest with the New York Yankees. It is rumored that Dartmouth's •ootball jerseys next season will be *hit* with green fnd’ae heads adorn ing them* IS' CAGLE (Am;), — H»lfb»eki ABERNATHY M (Vanderbilt) /uST*iP^Gt, End (New York U. ® (S. California), Jwkli I,........................ : PORTS FORUM ;| i 1 - ! NIGHT SHIFT LABORING TO FINISHTRACK Santa Cruz Kennels to Formally Racing qovbi m Club Saturday With electric lights strung across the entire track, a double shift of workmen labored Tuesda- night in an effort to rush the racing howl of the Santa Cru* Kennel club to com pletion in time for the formal open-1 ing to he held Saturday night. W. FI. Tobey. general marager of the track, announced late Tuesday that the douhle shift would he kepr i on the job until the track has been completed. The only hitch now in final ar-1 rangements lies in the delay in ] shipment of the rails on which the ] electric rabbit is to run. The rab bit and the dynamo to he used in I furnishing "juice” have already ar rived on the lot and it was expect ed that the rails would roll into i Matamoros hr Wednesday. The shipment is enroute from Monterrey. Over 3^0 of the fastest racing d-'gs in the country have arrived here and are being kept in readiness for the opening of the raring season which I is to last through the w:rfer p- o*h«. I Although the opening nigh' pro- I Pirates Obtain Petty Riconda; Robs Get Wright \EW YORK, Pee. 12.—W—Trad# wind* have blown Jess Petty into a Pirate uniform In the same gale that deposited Glenn Wright, lata of Pittsburgh, in Brooklyn. Wright, one of tha great set short stops in the majors two years ago, will do hi* battinr and fielding for Uncle Wilbert Robinson at Ebbers Field next summer while Petty is pitching hie left-handed slanta for the Pittsburgh Pirates. This trade, complatad yesterday, sent Harry Ri conda, utility infielder, to the Pi rates along with Petty. A joint committee from the Ve tional Trotting association and the American Trotting association will meet in Chicago, III., to revise cer tain rule* and provide a uniform code for the sport throughout the country. The writer is thinking today of the hoys who weren’t chosen on the All-Valley eleven selected last night at Mercedes. It is an impossibility, in our opinion, to select an all-star team. There are so many fine and 1 excellent young players on the dif ferent Valley squads, that to leave •any of them off. seems an injustice. But from time immemorial, in a football way, all-star teams have bepn selected, and the Valley, along with the rest of the country, ha, chosen an All-Valley team. • • • We are reminded of a story, and an authentic one at that, recently told, that when Walter Camp was selecting his All-American several years ago. he wired a certain coach of the Big Ten conference as to who was his best lineman. The coach ! wired back the name of an end, but | Camp wanted a guard. And we are told that he picked a man who play ed only a couple of games that sea son, and was considered among the other schools, and his own team, as a sub. So no \ alley player needn't feel slighted because his name is left off the honor roll. • * * i Selection of rn all-\ alley eleven ! last night at .Mercedes was n hard ! task in the writer's opinion. In choos ing Brownsville players for the club, it was a doubly hard task. Because, as a matter of fact, the eleven men of Coach Fessenden's are about equal in their respective depart ments. In other word;, there are no stars on the local team. The line and backfiold is evenly matched. • • • “Sandy” Sanders, a erduate of the San Benito high school, and now en j rolled in the Brownsville Junior col-1 ! lege, sends in his pick of an All-Val | ley high school football eleven. J ".Sandy” played on the Fan Benito eleven a few years ago. and was a member of the Junior college Scor pions this past season. His selection follow*: Knd*—Crowe, Brownsville; Ram sey, .McAllen. Tackles— McWilliams. San Renito; Rennett, Brownsville. tiuards—Burns, Brownsville; Todd San Benito. | Center—O’Rryan, Rrown«viile. IjuaKrrbark— New man, Browns . ville. Halses — Barnhart, Brownsville; Adamson, San Benito. Fullbnck—Dodson, San Benito. 9 9 9 Sanders writes of hi* selection, a* follows: “A* you will note a ma jority of the tram is picked from the Rrownsville rlub. which won Ihe Valley championship. Ry win ning the championship the Browns ville team looked like the smoothest running team that the writer has been privileged to see in a high school team. I do not think that it would he far wrong to place the whole Brownsville line on the team, for they have demonstrated that they are powerful from end to end. • • • pick'd * powerful club. When pitjf ing *n all-star cluh one must forget whether a player is from the lower or upper end of the Valley. Pick the best man you think is fitted for the honor—and remember the only’ ones you will p!ea«r, nine times out of ten, are the ones you pick for the all-star team. • • • Rill Warwick, who in 1925 was one of the best catchers in the Texas league, goes bark to the club he per formed with that year—San Antonio. Announcement of hi* purchas* from Minneapolis of th$ American Asso ciation was made recently by San Antonio officials. The purchase of Warwick may mean the passing of Frank iiibson, last year's manager, (iibson is a catcher—and a good one. He cost the Bears a pretty sum and a lot of dickering to pry him loose ' from the St. Louis Cardinals. The Bears were a disappointment last year, as they have been in the last liv« or six years. • • • gram ia not yet complete, it ia be lieved that at leaat nine event* will be featured. Some of the dogs have been here for the paat month end have receiv ed daily workout* although the track ha* not yet been fully completed. Although the majority of theae racers are now quartered in tha club's kennels, soma are being kept on this side of tha river until the stage ia ready for the opening eur tain. The grandstand with a seating ca pacity of 3.000 ?* now practically completed and will be ready for the opening night. Many year* ago Joe Cantillon, one of the greatest characters and managers of baseball teams, was managing the Minneapolis cluh of j the American Association. He need ed a pilrhrr in the worst way And preferably a left-hander. He ap pealed to Joho Mctiraw of the Giants for help. Mctiraw sent him Ruhe Marquard. who was then breaking into baseball. Rube was no prize pirture beauty; long, and gangly. Ilo reported to Cantillon who was in his business office, a rnde abode, above the cluh house at the Minneapolis park. • • • “I’m Marquard of the Giants." the left-hander introduced himself to Cantillon. ’’Lh.huh.” grunted the wily-manager. And he kept on writ- 1 tng without even looking up at the ! Rube. Finally, after a minute or ‘ had elapsed, Cantillon turned to I Marquard and said: “Well, I’ll be darned. You may help my pitching | staff, but bv blazes you sure won’t i help ila looks." i The story goes, and It was told ; to the writer le.st summer by Tim Murchison, former Texas league hurler of 1920, that Marquard dived head first out the window, and never pitched a game for Cantillon. Paul Seull, Penn's great football -tar, has come out for the first time a? a candidate for the Quaker bask etball outfit. Scull is a senior. — I Take a look at the vis age of Algernon Keats, #A galoot who hunts snipes on the beat city streets. He says Little Tom of ail brands isthebest. For they're smoked butts and all—that's the ultimate test! I |i ■1_ “My team may he too partial to the lower part of the Valley, hut I helieva that, they are the class of the district. Some may disagree with me in placinp Adamson in pref erence to some other hack in the Valley, hut he was a preat pround painer in all except the last two pames. Outside of him I think that the other hacks are without a rival in the Valley. 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