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yalley Recognizes Champions in Harlingen Meet
'YODER TAKES
NET CROWN
tables Crown Rests With
Pair From
Edinburg
(Special to The Herald >
HARLINGEN. Dec, 16—For the
first time In many years the Val
ley has recognized single and
doubles tennis champions, as a re
sult of the tournament completed
at Harlingen Sunday.
Bill Yoder of Harlingen breezed
right up through the rank and file
and Sunday easily defeated his
feilw citizen F. L. Flynn 6-3, 6-3,
to win the Valley singles crown.
Yoder’s work stood out above the
field. He fomerly held the singles
championship of Tekas Junior col
leges. ’
The doubles crown rests In Edin
burg, hung over the brows of S.
W. Patrick and BUI Southwell.
These Hidalgo netters defeated L.
H. Warburton and Tabor of San
Benito 6-2. 4-6. 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. The
fight for this crown was hotly con
tested, as a glance at score wUl
easily convince a tennis fan.
This game was a study in styles,
with the conservative lobbing of the
Edinburgers winning out over
Wharburton’s hard drives and Tab
or’s chop strokes.
The tournament was begun un
der the auspices of the Valley Mid
winter fair association, but due to
unforeseen circumstances, its final
tuts were postponed until Sunday.
These contests finish the event.
Misa Pat DeHymel of San An
tonio won the women’s singles
earlier in the schedule. She and
Miss Mary O'Brien, also of San
Antonio, won the women’s doubles.
Yoder and Miss Virginia Platt of
Pharr took the mixed doubles.
Awards in the form of silver loving
cups will be given the champions
In the near future.
A field of approximately 50 rack
I eteers completed. Fair officials state
they will hold a similar tourney
next year.
Benny Bass Gets Shot
At Lightweight Crown
NEW YORK. Dec. 16—C/P)— Tod
Morgan will give Benny Bass of
Philadelphia a shot at the Junior
lightweight championship in Madi
son Square garden this week.
The Morgan-Bass struggle of Fri
day night heads a boxing schedule
enlivened by the second ring ap
pearance of Art Shires, who appar
esMIV would rather fight than play
first base for the Chicago White
Sox.
Morgan will defend the title he
won from Mike Ballerino for the
ninth time when he faces Bass
over the 15-round championship
route. Possessed of little or no
punch. Morgan has beaten back
every challenge by boxing skill.
Brit is a deadly puncher.
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BY JACK SORDS
Central Press Sports Cartoonist
Writer
With plenty of experience as both
player and coach In the major
leagues and with one season of
managing a minor league club be
hind him, big Lefty Leificld will at
tempt to pilot the St. Paul club
of the American Association to a
pennant next year. Lefty received
his first taste as a manager with
the Oklahoma City team in 1929
and made things interesting for the
rest of the league. He failed to win
the pennant but did the next best
thing.
Leifield has served as coach with
the St. Louis Browns, the Boston
Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers.
He became an assistant with the
Browns in 1918 and when Lee Fohl
took over the reins of the Red
Sox, Lefty waj right there with
him He was there until the close
of the 1926 campaign When George
Moriarty became the manager of
the Tigers one of his first acts was
to sign Leiflekl as coach. He
stayed two years at Detroit before
becoming the manager of the Okla
homa City team.
Leifield s pitching career began in
1902 with Joplin, Mo., From there
he went to Alton and then to Des
Moines before he became big league
calibre. The Pirates signed him
then and he starred with that
team for eight years. In 1913 he
figured in a trade with the Cubs,
who released him to San Francisco
the following year. From that
time on Lefty bounced around in
the minors until being signed by
the Browns as coach in 1918.
Wise baseball men are of the op
inion that Leifield will produce re
sults at St. Paul and that Bob Con
nery has finally succeeded in secur
ing a manager who tfl gamer an
American Association pennant for
him.
i c ports" "chats :
With Hal Eustace "
Due to a wet, slippery court, caus
ed by a slow drizzle, the Headquar
ter-A troop basketball game was
postponed Sunday evening. It has
tentatively been scheduled for Mon
day evening. If you are a basketball
fan, you shouldn’t miss this tilt. It
will likely be the best game of the
po6t series, and the deciding one as
to which shall wear the Fort Brown
crown for the coming year.
The Army boys, under Lt. Run
dell, are going in for athletics again.
There has been a slack period since
“Sailor’’ Haines. William Mersky and
others of their like left Fort Brown
confines for other parts. The lieu
tenant has begun on basketball. A
tournament between the various
troops is under way and at its com
pletion, an all-post quint will be
picked from the best players devel
oped. Headquarters and A troop
have run off with the honors so far.
The caliber of these two aggrega
tions is apparent from a glance at
the following set-up of the all-post
squad: Stetter. Umplebv, Wiese.
Spindler, all of Headquarters: Adams
Vincent. Matteson. Mayo, of troop
A. Cahill and Sabiski of Troop B
may make the squad also. Lt. Run
dell hopes to enter his basketeers in
the Valley Amateur league.
All parties interested in the ama
teur circuit should be present at<
the meeting called for 8 p. m. Mon
day at the Moore hotel In Harlingen.
The loop will be reorganized on the
general plan of last year’s circuit.
The Valley will be divided into up
per and lower brackets, in order to
facilitate the schedule. In this man
ner. long trips are avoided. A. R.
Winningham of Edinburg is past
president of the organization and in
view of his good work last season
should be returned to the post again.
The Hargrove quint (Brownsville)
will be seen in action for the first
time Tuesday evening at Fort Brown
when it takes on the Harlingen in
dependents. The locals are headed by
Gabbert of Miami U. Frank Gibson
of Pitt also is on squad. Johnny and
Charles Puckett, former Eagle stars.
Hanna and Lonnie Phipps of El Jar
din, round out the outfit.
Ever stop to size up the Valley
Champions of the year?
Football
Harlingen ran off with the class
! “B" title and defeated Kingsville for
the bi-district crown. Not satisfied,
the Cards then trounced the Robs
town Cotton Pickers, a class “A”
club, by a goodly margin. The Card
inals will be back in full force next
season and should enjoy an even
better vear. There is quite a bit of
talk of their entering class “A”.|
With a veteran aggregation on hand,
they should go far in District No. 8.
Stuart Place, after a good season,
claimed the rural championship of
this section. No one challenged them,
so they consider the bunting theirs.
The McAllen junior high gridsters
soundly trounced all opposition.
These little chaps are making a re
gular thing of whipping out their
opponents. Their regime began after
the decline cf Red Irvines ‘ Red
Ants” at Brownsville.
Mission after a poor start and *a
whirlwind finish, is the undisputed
grid champion of Hidalgo county.
They were second only to the Cards
in the Valley race.
Tennis
Bill Yoder reigns supreme as the
men's singles title holder after his
victory over F. L. Flynn at Harlingen
Sunday. Bill is an all-around ath
lete. He was the backbone of the Mc
Allen baseball club a year ago. Bill
wields the bat and the racket equal
ly well.
Um Pat DeHymal of San Antonio
dashed into the Valley recently to
capture the women's singles cham
pionship. She was easily the out
standing girl in the tournament.
Bill Southwell and S. W. Patrick
of Edinburg composed the Valley s
prize men's doubles machine. They
scored to ascendancy Monday at
Harlingen, defeating a San Benito
pair after a long, hard fought game.
Miss De Hymel and her fellow cit
izen Mary O'Brien comprise the wo
man’s doubles title-hokier.
The mixed doubles remained in
the Valley with Yoder and Miss Vir
TONY MANERO
WINS TITLE
New York Professional
Takes Field In
Fine Play
AVALON. Catalina Island. Calif.
Dec. 16—UP)—Tony Manero. 24-year
old professional of New York iCty,
today held the Catalina open golf
title as a result of superlative shoot
ing in final play yesterday, when
he wound up the 54 holes for a 186
card, 12 under par.
Trailing Manero was Olin Dutra,
Californian, one stroke behind,
while ‘ Wild Bill" Mehlhorn of New
York won third money with 188.
For his performance, Manero
got $1,500, while Dutra, Los Angel
es pro, vook second place money of
$1,000. Mehlhorn's 188 for third
place won him $750.
Frank Walsh, Chicago, who turn
ed in a score of 189 for fourth
place, was awarded $500, while
Charles Guest, Los Angeles, John
Golden, Paterson. N. J , and Leo
Dlegel, Agua Caliente, who also
turned in 189 scores, each received
$450.
Most of the well known profes
sionals we?? entered today at the
San Gabriel Country club’s annual
$1,000 tournament.
ginia Platt of Pharr emerging vic
torious.
Skeet
Although she has been given sev
eral hot tussels by the Brownsville
boys. Donna, state champions, re
mains supreme in the Valley. It
would be difficult to pick an indi
vidual skeet champion. Both Donna
and Brownsville gunners are above
the average.
Golf
There has been no individual
champion of the lour Valley clubs
selected. However, we believe we
would be sale in saying that J. M.
and J. I. George comprise me best,
father and son pair that could be
scraped up in the Valley.
Outboard Racing
George Leonard 1s the best known,
and most enthusiastic outooard rac
er of this section. George usually has
somebody else do his driving, but
don't forget he can handle the
swiftly skimming little crafts him
self. Bob Sexton is perhaps the best
handler of outboaras along the low
er reaches of the Kio Grande.
Sailing
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Buchanan of
Edinburg hold the last cup lor the
Point Isabel Yacht club cat board
series. They brought their craft in
first time after time with their deft
manipulation of the trim little cat
boats. They will be favorites to re
tain their cup when the season opens
again.
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Warner Bros.’ “Gold Diggers of
Broadway" is one of the biggest
hits that enterprising firm has ever
produced. It was shown for the first
time last night at the Capitol Thea
tre, where it was acclaimed by. the
capacity audience as topnotch screen
entertainment.
"Gold Diggers of Broadway" is
first of all a spanking good comedy.
It has in its titles much of the
smart comedy dialogue that made
Avery Hopwood's play, on which it
was founded, such a hit.
The cast is one of the best and
most famous seen in many a moon,
really all-star, as the producers
claim. Nancy Welford and Conway
Tearle have the leading roles, while
other principal parts are acted by
such favorites of stage and screen
as Ann Pennington. Broadway's dan
cing darling; Winnie Lightner, the
“tomboy" of musical comedy; Lil
yan Tashman. a ravishing blonde
from the "Follies"; Albert Gran.
Helen Foster. William Bakewell, Nick
Lucas, who sings five of the nine
songs. Lee Moran, Neely Edwards,
Julia Swayne Gordon, Armand Kails
and others. They all know how to
deliver comedy so that it snaps, and
how they can dance! A high spot of
the year in screen entertainment!
AT TEXAS
As Lena Smith, fought against,
stripped of her child and Jailed.
Esther Ralston has the strongest
dramatic role of her screen career in
Paramount’s ‘The Case of Lena
Smith.which Josef Von Sternberg
directed and which the Texas thea
tre will feature tomorrow.
This star, known as “Paramount’s
gorgeous blonde." is the most elated
person in Hollywood for being given
the leading role in this tragic ro
mance of a Hungarian peasant girl
and also for the opportunity to work
under the direction of Joaef von
Sternberg, who has produced four
consecutive successes for Paramount
within the last year and half.
In the vivid holiday costume of
the peasant girl. Esther Ralston has
dropped her dancing pumps for red
leather boots, her tight-fitting eve
ning gowns for fifteen petticoats and
her diamond necklaces for black and
rose head shawls. In the Prater, the
OtxMty Islgnd of Vienna when she
goes for adventure. Miss Ralston
wears this interesting costume.
Negro Charged With
Assault After Fray
WACO. Dec. 16—/if*)—Jake Tol
bert. negro, was held in county
jail today on a charge of assault
with intent to murder pending out
come of the Injuries of James T,
Duncan. 22-year-old whits man,
who was shot and critically wound
ed yesterday.
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Ohio National Champ;
That Is Wood’s Finding
And He’s Sticking by It
By WILLIAM HITT
Sports Editor of Central Press
NEW YORK, Dec. 16—After al
most 10 weeks of constant adding,
subtracting, dividing, multiplying,
weighing, measuring, sounding,
parsing, defining, probing, investi
gating but not sleeping. Prank E.
Wood, the leading football figgerer
of the nation, has at last uncover
ed the national "champion” of the
gridiron.
Hold your seats and don't stand
up—it’s Ohio university!
Pooh for Notre Dame! Bah for
Pittsburgh! And a couple of meows
for Purdue!
Ohio university It is. All of which
shows what figgering can do to a
fellow.
Frank started the football season
with a carload of copy paper and
i Trank was busy with his pencil be
fore the ball touched turf. Not even
a single polnt-after-touchdown got
away.
However, Frank being a big lea
gue calculator could only bother
with big league football teams, and
so when Thanksgiving dawned he
had everything In order. Frank's
list, the National Football Stand
ings, is the generally accepted
method of determining the worth
of competing teams.
Franks final calculations showed
Just how the big boys stood. Utah
had the best record and. of course,
a fine claim on the national title.
Next came Tennessee. Then Pitts
budgh, Tulane, Colgate, Davis-Elk
1ns, Purdue, Notre Dame. Fordham,
North Carolina and so forth.
It was a great piece of work.
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a case of lead pencils. He had train
ed all summer by multiplying the
stock ticker reports with the peo
ple passing through the Times
Square subway station and sub
t ictlnj, the number of times the
Athletics hit safely In the eighth
Inning of the next to last world
series game.
From the first kickoff of the
Marion Howard game. Friday. Sept
20. the lnital gridiron contest of
the season. Prank was in their fig
gering. He gave the best that was
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Prank could well have been proud
of it. And then it happened
The football season over .rank
discovered he had formed such a
habit he couldn’t quit flggerlng. He
had become a decimal addict, an
addition inebriate or something. He
started to figure the scores of the
minor teams.
The result is staggering Prank’s
further calculations show Ohio uni*
versity, nine games won. none lost,
none tied, 306 points to opponents
12, to have a percentage of .980,
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In him all the time. He made
splendid gains through the per
centages and his decimal work
c~ild not be surpassed. His defense
against fractions pas outstanding.
By mid-October Frank had de
velopped a bad case of adder's
pleurisy, which is something like
writers cramp, only worse. But
Frank kept right in there. ~very
time a plunging fullback nose
dived over the big double stripe.
better than Utah's .953
Further figgering by Frank re
veals that St. Mary's has .958.
which would give that team second
place, and that by combining Notre
Dame s Pittsburgh's and Purdue's
opponents’ averages those three
percentages stand: Pittsburgh .933.
Purdue .905. Notre Dame 898, but
combining own percentages with all
opponents’ gives Notre Dame .742,
Pittsburgh .741 and Purdue .679!
However—but what’s the use!
ART SHIRES CROSSES GLOVES
WITH ‘SUPERGREAT’ TONIGHT
BY WILLIAM WEEKE8
(Associated Press Sports Writer)
CHICAGO, Dec. 16—(fP)—Charles
Arthur (The Great) Shires and Geo.
(Supergreat) Trafton will say it with
gloves tonight.
After a week of conversation.
Shires, the fighting baseball player,
and Trafton, the battling football
player, will wallop each other for
five rounds or less on promoter Jim
Mullens card at the White City
arena.
"Just a stepping stone to bouts
with the best of them.’* was Shires'
pre-fight statement.
"Shires’ fight career will end to
night—suddenly.” Trafton said. It
wi’l be Shires’ second fight for pro
fit, and his aim to score his secor
consecutive knockout victory. Sh
Arthur also expects it to serve as a
tune-up bout for his world series
battle with Hack Wilson. Chicago
Cub outfielder—if the project does
not collapse, as It threatens to do.
Trafton. who will have a 40-pound
weight advantage, will be making
his initial venture as a money-seek
ing heavyweight boxer under a ser
ious handicap. The handicap is a
black eye, suffered yesterday dur
ing the Chicago Bear’s final game.
There still was hope Hack Wilson
would meet Shires In the ring, but
it grew more remote. Hack was in
clined to call off the chance to pick
up $15,000 and $1,000 for training
expenses, because of opposition by
the Cub management.
CADETS READY
FOR BIG GAME
Stanford Tussle Looms As
* Greatest Event of
f Year
WEST POINT. N. Y.J>ec. 16——
Football interest has begun to die
out in most parts of the east,
but at West Point it is approaching
its highest pitch. It is only two days
until the cadet team starts it Jour
ney to Palo Alto, Calif., for the final
and perhaps the most important,
game of the 1929 season against
Stanford.
The squad, which comes closer to
being a full company, is to leave
here Wednesday aboard a special
train. Head coach Biff Jones has
planned stops for workouts at Gales
burg. His.. Syracuse. Kans.. and
Needles. Calif., before reaching Palo
Alto Sunday for a week of hard
practice and the game on Dec. 28
The return tour, which Includes vis
its to movie studios at Los Angeles
and a day's stop at the Grand Can
yon, is to wind up at West Point
Jan. 4.
The party which will make the
long trip will be a total of 142 peo
ple, of which 110 are football play
ers. As a reward for their services
during practice, the scrub and ple
be teams will be taken along. Only
members of the squad or varsity will
take part in the game, but the
others will be used in practice.
A train of thirteen cars, fitted
with every convenience for a travel
ing football team has been made up.
Japanese Netters
Turn To Europeans
TOKYO, Dec. 16—i/P)—The exe
cutive committee of the Japan lawn
tennis association decided today to
issue its 1930 challenge for the Davis
cup In the European zone Instead
of the American zone, as it has done
heretofore, because the European
zone offers a greater variety of com
petition.
The team named today Included
Takeichi Harada, Toshiro Ohta, Ta
mio Abe. and Ytotart Sato. The first
three are veterans of international
matches, while Sato Is rated as the
best of the newcomers.
23rd Infantry’s Guns
Beat Kelly Fliers
SAN ANTONIO. Dec. 16—(^P>—It
took three bombardments from
their siege guns to do it. but the
23rd Infantry football team finally
proved its superiority over the Kel
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ly field Aviator*, 12 to 6. The vic
tory gave the doughboys the right
to meet Fort Crockett Saturday.
Yesterday's game wa stne third
between the two teams. The flrsi
two resulted In ties, one a scorelesi
tie. and the other a 6 to 6 contest
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kind of things he would buy
for himself—the kind of
things he would appreciate.
Neckwear
Tuxedo Accessories
Hosiery
Belts & Buckles
Luggage
Lounging Robes
and so on..
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For Christmas
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Christmas ... something he will enjoy and
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