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■ ■ I : j STARS TRAIN FOR BIG GAME Eastern Squad Works Out For Western Grid Battle — CHICAGO, Dec. 'Twenty two of the leading eastern ard mid die-western football stars took their initial workout hero today in prep aration for the east-we«t gridiron encounter at Par Francisco Dec. 29. The team entrained for the Pacific coast tonight but will take several workouts »rroute. The squad, chosen and coa-hed by ! Dick Hanely of Northwestern and Andy Kerr of Washington and .lef- | ferson, went through a light drill j consisting of dummy tackling ard rudimentary formation*. No intrirale formation* will be attempted bv the eastern ele\en coache*. Hanley and Kerr said they would rely on st-aight line play* mixed with a passing game. Composed of cine western confer ence player*. six of whom captain ed their team* during fh*> 192* **a • •>n, two player* from Nebraska and ele\en of the Eabt's best. tv' squad ranks a* one of the greatest coilec ^ jinn* of football talent ever a*sein bled as one team. Corsicana Downs Ranger Football Club By 6 to 0 RANGER. Texas, Dec. IS.—— * Playing far from their home field, the Corsicana Tigers battered their »«" to a well-earned 6-to-l victory over the Ranger Bulldogs, one of West Texas’ strongest units, here today. The game had no bearing on the state title race, as both had been * eliminated. Graves, triple threat fullback, was the chief figure iu Corsicana's vic tory. His passing, punting and plunging were decisive factors in th» ! C entral Texas eleven's win. To Decide Game Site on Monday ABILENE. Dec. 15.— (.7*1—Decision j is to where and when the Port Ar- i tour and Ahdent high school foot- j hall team* will <•!**», in , for j , fhe Texa* interscholastic league < hampionrhip will be made at Waco! I tomorrow. H. P. Green, superintend i ent of the Abilene schools, said to day. Invitations to bold the games in more centrally located cities than either Port Arthur or Abilene were i received from Fort Worth. Dallas, ! Vi aco. Galveston and Houston. GIFTS MEN APPRECIATJ-. For warmth and for style something nwrth while Mufflers for His Gift Hand decorated squares,hand-blocked triangles, fine English crepes, soft knitted reefers—it’s the most gor geous showing we ever had. You’ll find just the colors to harmonize with his hat and overcoat. $3.50 and $1.50 Up Bl'Y HIS GIFT AT ‘ HIS STORE" Open Evenings Until Christmas . . that you may shop aa leisurely as you please . . . and still receive the usual h’fch type of Fashion ser vice . . , ti> have extended our store hours . . . until Christina’. i The Broad path of satisfaction will lead thousands of gilt buyers here tomorrow! lN* v To save time— To be absolutely sure— To secure the gifts that he will truly appreciate— To be sure of the correct mode— And paying only the right amount in money. To take the burden off your mind. n ,, Hart Schaff I’?bb* ner & Marx H*'* Cloth-. TOMORROW a ^ . »- . ■ . , I'svK/mHi'i c. aiy \- ^ | L8| ' : : , *•; • . ...A -. Ro$efs HoftisbU ^MacDonald □Smith. -1 V Tommy# , Lou^hran Cli//oitl P| _Ho//mann[|_ A fl«se scrutiny of the sport hap pening* of 1?2o d>es rot leave the reviewer with a feeling of content ment. The year witnessed, among other things, the voluntary passing ot the world's heavyweight, champion from the active list; alarming inroads on America's supremacy in world track and field athletics; the failure of | the U. S. athletes to retrieve lost laurels in tennis, and a baseball sea son that was featured by lack of ir - ! terest through the greater part of the campaigns of the major leagues at lea.d, and which ended in an un satisfactory series between the two big league entries. There were really but two redeem ing feature* of the year's activities —the success of America in golf (and the genetal play in that sport) and the sensational surprises which featured the college foot'iall season. And yet, a day by day review of the Jpar reveals that, by and large, we had considerable sport d.shed up for our edification and amusement, as they say in the sideshows. The first activity of general inter est for instance the victory of Mac Donald Smith in the i'alo* \ order, open golf tourney —proved to bo of .some significance ns it turned out to be a warning that Smith was to prove a Wellington for the jolly golfer-v all through tne winter sea son. Smith beat Harry Cooper when that intrepid youth * ;ik four putt* cn the thirteenth g: en. Ard then followed Jan. L\—Stanford 1‘niveriity's 7 to h victory over the Pittsburgh eleven, at Pasadena. Pitt scored the first touchdown and missed the point aft er touchdown. Hoffman's passing and line plunges brought Stanford a touchdown in the third quarter and the extra point after gave them the t game. Jan. 1—Gene Saracen defended his .Minnii Beach open golf title i;t the beach. Jan. 4.—Jack Britton, once master of the welterweights, was booed from the ring in the fifth round of what waj declared a "no contest" with cn# Floyd Hybert at Cleveland, O. lhat same day the New York Yankees paid $110,000 for Lj n Lary and Jimmie Reese, rookie infielder.v of the Portland Pacific Coast league club, for delivery in 1929. Jan. «>.—Tommy L^ughian. light heavyweight champ, risked his title against Leo Lomski and. although dropped twice for the count of nine in the first round, won the decision on points in IS rounds. Jan. 7.—The Array and Navy ath letic officials broke off fori bell rr lationv terminating a discussion ov#r the three-year varsity rule. Jan. 8.—MacDonald Smith won the *10,000 Los Angnle- open golf title by defeating Harry Cooper by th ee strokes. Bob Folwell. famous grid r-M'-b of Lafayette, Did., Johns Hopkiri', W.-J, Pennsylvania and Navy, died following an operation. Jan. 10.—The baseball world was startled by the trading of Rog«i., Hornsby by th» New York Giants to the Boston Braves for < atcher t-'rank Hogan and Outfielder \V#i*h. Jan 18.—Jack Sharkey end Tom Heeney i later to meet. Gen* Tunney) fought 12 ronnd* to draw in New York. Jan. 20.-Jack Dc‘inev. attempt mg a comeback in popularity, stop ped Jack Humherk, Belgian heavy, in sixth round at Boston. Lew Tendler, old lightweight fight er, failed in comeback effort as wel terweight when outpointed by Ace Hudkins. Nebraska wildcat, in New York bout. Jar. 2:’ —fjir-^ Nabholtir wnq FI Paso open golf tourney, nosing out MaeDorald Smith by on« stroke, with a 12-fot putt on the eighteenth green. Jan. 29. -Pa«1mo Cciudun, Spanish heavy hope, knocked out Romero Rojas in the third rou’ d in Mexico City. Jan SI — Jark Dempsey Pnnounred that he has not quit ri# ring SOUTHERN CONFERENCE PLANS CHARITY GAME NASHVII.LK. T*"n7~r'*r. 15 —•*« —The Southern r< rfVren.-e today adopted » plan f«r a New Veer's day charity f«>«<tt>all came m to t># played at Atlanta. Proceeds are to go to Shrin* Iim pitals in the south. The conference unanimously vot ed permission for Georgia Tech to go t« Pa«adena, el.. Near Year's Pa» to play the I’nivemfy < f «>t|. fornia in a foothall giaie a* the Iournaineut vf Eases, ___ • j !" idST PORTS FORUM j ■ By Bishop Clements ■ riarininaaar/iillillliicilll Friday what a day if* going to I *' for Valley football fandom. • • • PePau! Academy of fhicago will b® in tin* city for a game against t!;« Eagle*-the Valley champ*. • • • During the pa*t football season, it ha* been the writer’s pleasure to witre..* many good games; many good plaier.* in artion; all of which tb*! V alley ought and does feel proud of it* teams. Valley football may be in its infancy, to an extent, but many of the different player* have pa* ”d the infant stage in football technique. # • • V. itn«y*ed football game* in Val ley for twelve years, and chronicling I many of them, the writer has of course seen practically every play er in action during those year*. But 1 u> have never seen in action a bet ter player at bis position than Btis t-r Monsee , the Brownsville high 1 choel guard. >!on*e«* wasn’t eboj. *n on the i \thira! all-Valley el;\en. F it it wasn’t any fault of the wnt ler We voted for Monsee*. in the i belief that he i* one of the finest • and best linemen that ever has | *howp in the Valley. He is big and strong, with long anal, and a body that can take punishment. Tt ■s aptly put by many fans that when ' Buster reaches out and gets hold of h * man with those long arms, that’s when hid opponent stops or goe* down." Take another !e"k at ' oung Mon in action Fr-qay. you football prognosticators. This is his last vpar t*> wear the spangles "f thr lo cal high school. Watch the clean cut, heady, tearing, ripping, style of ; play this boy puis up. • • • Robstown undoubtedly did the wrong th»ng Friday at McAllen. The* nred first in their game against the Bulldogs, a safety. But after that Coach Dykes eleven began to ! res* and run all over the Cotton Ricker*. \n<J ►ef.ire the half was over McAllen had scored twenty j •'•••nls. 'nd in the third quarter the 'Dogs add«d thirteen points more, and an tier touchdown in fourth quarter. Flic totten picVer* made their touchdown in the fourth period. • • ♦ Ra«ehall won't hr downed. Or ganization of Class D league in south Texas to take in Brownsville and several other \ alley cities is in the making. ^ nu Valley ‘’hugs'’ desiring In put your town in this l-ague should get io touch with <> V Boston of Brownsville. Mr. Rosloo Is making a survey of Val ley towns, feeling them out. as it were, to ascertain sentiment to ward a league. • • • And still Robstown is legally the champion eleven of Districts 28 and 27. Th» Valley had to forfeit their right to further state competition when the Valley title wasn't settled j the Saturday following Thanksgiv ing. Robstown play* Del Rio next I Friday for bi-district honors. • * • Among those receiving numerals •mi th« freshman squad a» Texas A. dt M. last week, was L. E. Bell of Har j 1 T'gen. Bel! was the star end of I the Harlingen high school of 1927. ••d *n thi'. his first year at A. f M . lies made an enviable record on ♦ b« freshman squad of Coach Bos ntil Higginbotham. • * • * e»t Tom* football club loses » mighty good player this ytar in M. > . Sprague, captain and guard, of • Hailas. Te\a*. He formerly was a | member of the Texas University j team. Now comes Jack Cowley j and Harry Phillips, of the Long ' born*, announcing it is their inten 1 imn to enter We-t r«mt next year. Cowley has played tar Ale for the j Steer- fnr th» pa:t three years. Phillips has alternated at guard with Sewell and T'gner, playing at this position for two years. • • • Leo Pi i age I -well every golfer and -ntf f.-mi.* know about him. nt least. .For th» la-* three years 1'iegel has i kkt 0i ih§ Jccfli more Country Hub, of White Plain*, N. Y. He will taxe over the same position with the Agua Caliente club near Tia Juana, Mexico, next season. Thai's not all—he will re ceive 515,000 a year for his work. • * ■ • Promoter Tex Becerril who will 1 stage his third hosing program at ; Fort Crown skating rink Tuesday night of this week, has received a number of letters the past week from managers wanting tu bring Iheir boxers down here for bouts. One letter from Mercy Monlex of San Antonio lists about twenty I fighters available. • • • Tickets are going fast for the bouts Tuesday night. Promoter Bee- j erril sa;d last night. He is expect- j trig the largest crowd ever to atetnd j t this program, with 34 rounds of up and coming scrapping carded. Hom er Goodman and Red Turner. 15o. round boy* are billed for the mam i event. • • • Big league ba rbail mogul* meet ing in Chicago, rejected the proposed plan of President Heydler of the Na tional le-gue, for * ten-man team. It. was a blow to many pitcher*. and some managers. If passed it would have meant a speeding up of the national pastime in regard to anoth er player batting and running for the pitcher. Minnesota University pa«scd a S'cd rule, and they got the idea from baseball. when a* the meeting sev eral days a*o to elect a captain for the 1923 football eleven, it was d*. cided in the future to let the roach name the captain, thus taking it out of the hands of the players, who, .ometim»s. play politics in selecting a captain. In baseball the manager --elects the captain. Valley coaches would do their schools a good turn and. we believe, help their eleven*, if they would take it upon then elves to appoint captains for the dif ferent teams they coach. • • • The Lone Star baseball league, composed of Texarkana, Paris. Pal e tine. Mexia, Corsicana and Tyler, and one of the best Class D circuits in the country last year, is going to make plans, at a meeting of of ficials on Jan. .1. for the season of 1929. T. n. Fisher of Paris, is pres ident of this circuit, and one of the mo*t popular prexys in Cla*s 1> base ball. • • • Who said there weren't any athletic events in th» Valley at. th»* time of the year' Look here: Tuesday night, bo.-fng program at F*rt Brown. This is a semi-menthly affair. Friday afternoon. Brownsville and . DePaul academy, h*gh school elevens, i meet on the local ffeld. Basketball practice sessions of the different high school, now in prog ress. After that track and baseball. • • • And don’t forget—there is a meve ment on foot and it is gaining mo mentum right along, to organise a Class D league in south Texas, with i Brownsville and several other Valley I cities forming this circuit. BASKETBALL CHAMPS HANDICAPPED BY FLU I KANSAS CI1Y. Me, Dee 15.—'iP> —Th* national basketball champions —the Cook Painter boys of Kansas Cit>—are in poor condition to open tit* Missouri Valley A. A. U. season Wednesday in Wichita with Henry’s Clothiers. Four members of the squad, including Victor Holt, rangy center, are ill with the flu. M A SO NICORP H A N A GE WINS MIDGET CROWN FORT WORTH, Dec. 15. -AjPy—\The Masonic State Orphans* Home cap ♦ur*d state honors in the muni'*pal ! ?n dgct football sector with a lefeet tof the Waco champions here toda>, !£• tcow wap 20 tq 0, , i POPULAR BOYS SELECTED FOR TUESDAY CARD Prize Fighters Who Have Pleased Be fore Are to Punch Through 34 Rounds _ _ l "Get the hors who hove satisfied before’ was Promoter Tex Bccerril’s thumb measure in selecting leather slingers for his third set of prize fights to be slated at the rort Brown skating iirk Tuesday night at 8:30 p. in. sharp. He dove into the paf'iatic waters here on short notice Thursday and came up with what h* believes to be a toothsome dainty that will please the increasing number of fans that are turning out for his fights. . Among those slated to entertain the rash customer* are Homer Kid Goodman, Kid Littz. Kid Guerra, Johnny Martinez, Joe Marroqum, Roberto Hinojosa, Lupe and Zavala. All of these have appeared before, and judging from the cheers and jeers that greeted their efforts they *.re enough to ret a major portion of the fins' chests to heaving. Olten times followers of modified murder get as much kick out of jeering as they do in cheering. However, most of the above exponents of the manly art are greeted by squeals and grunts of approval. Goodman ia perhaps the best know n of the pack. He has com" off victor in most of bis numerous battles in the Lower Rio Grand" Valley. H" has a large flock of friend* collected during his stay at Fort Brown and Brownsville who turn out to see his every fight. Homer ia slate} to qtiare off with Red Tuiner of Fort Brown. Turner has pointedly accused Gaodman of cvoidmg bouts with bm. Red recently returned from Fort Glark where he bowled over a num ber of victims in impressive fashion. Homer tut tuts at Turner’s allegation and told Beccrril to put the bout through. Both are in good condition and barring a knockout (which i"*n’t at all improbable) they will swap leather-studded punches for t" rounds. Goodman strips down at f&T < pounds and acknow ledges Browns \illc as the place where he hang* h h*t. Turner will probable enter the ring at 158 pounds and will c:rry the good wish"* of his fellow soldiers of Fort Brown. The sacond bout may prove th" turning point in the career of Kid Guerra. San Benito boy rho has won his first two bouts here. He has bitten off a very tough hunk in Kid Littz of Fort Brown and before the 'ix rounds are over he may find he h*» more than he can masticate. And if the last should come to past. I.ittz can be relied upon to furrish the sleep producer for he packs it in either of his fists. Guerra, whose name tiken liter ally means “wr.r." has taken a de i ' ision from Zrpedn of Brownsville I end sent Pat O’Malley down to sniff fup re - in in the third round. H" will be remembered as the clcsr-limhed youth who springs up and down rooster-wise when b» yets bis fight ing “c'anrie*” up. He makes needy for the bathtub and prix« f.rkt ring -r~und ir.R pounds. Lift? tips the h»em at. ITS, Th* second *i"-roor>d «f undiplo mati" ""got*»tions w-sll find Johnny M«rt>-iex, 144 pounds of Monterrey, who i"t Goodmrn know that lie had he-n in a scrap on the la*t card. *>'ng duty with Young Tarkcr. 14* "nurds «>/ Fort Frown. Parker viewed i th" Goodman-Martinez bout and de anito what he saw claimed first cop sideri.t'On for a bout with Martinez. Martinez is stockily built and his style of fighting is host described «* "elusive leading." He if out there rggreszvely but wrhen the other boxer \ d"<‘ides to thro* a punch he isn't there. Joe Marroquin of Sun Benito, who is fait, gaining th* cognomen of the j “Valley bxker boy," due to hi., line! of trade and the cu" furnished by Ri-ko. will take on Kid I’epper of hort Brown for the second time, f’cpper was not satisfied with the drubbing handed him on the last card and was so firm in his conviction I i: t he could beat Marroqun in a second bout that he grabbed the op portunity for a return match. Better has been training hard and this bout should be a good one. The ist one «a< one of tb» most thrilling of ihe evening, full of sintcking socks from th" opening gong to the end. Tuesday's bout is set for four rounds. A pair of light rapiers are to open th" card q'*-oper. They are Kid Lupe. 118 pounds of San Bemto, and Kid Za-ala. ll’O pounds of Fort, Brou n. Luce has copped all of hts bouts and i best described by a term applied t’> him at ringside by a local fan re cently. That term is “gallito’’—little rooster. He is full of fight and w ill inf. Roberto Hinojosa, who won his first bout with Jack Morrows of ittle Rock. Ark., with ono punch, i* shted tn do four rounds of exhihit’O, , , boxing with some local fighter a* yet i unseleeted. Flans Completed For Annual Polo Fray at Fort Sam SAN ANTONIO. Dec. 15.—(FI ' Plans for the sixth annual in id-win- | ter polo tournament to be held at ! Fort bam Houston and San Antonoi ! have been completed by J. H. Lap- ! ham, chairman of the southwestern' circuit of the United States Polo a*-1 c-'ciation. and Cob H. C Whiteh»ad i P"lo representative of the Eighth Corps Area, and a member of the ] circuit committee of the southwest ern circuit. The tournament this year will b« divided into two parts. The first, consisting of the low goal tourna- j ment. will begin Jan IS. The tee* ond part, consisting of the c«p event and the elimination contest, will be- ! gin Feb. It*. EQUALIZE APPEAL DOCKETS AUSTIN. 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