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TO CARD OFFICIAL ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3—W—Bob Rodenberg, president of the Baltimore Colts of the All America football conference, ar riveH today for the announced purpose of talking over the pos sible purchase of the St. Louis BrcfWns. . , Rodenberg, who has said he would like to buy the American League club and move the fran chise to Baltimore, made no ef fort to contact representatives of the.Bro.vns, most of whom were reported out of the citj.. Instead, the Baltimore sports man went directly to the office of Fred Saigh, Jr., vice-presi dent of the St. Louis Cardinals, to deternjine tne attitude of the new' owners of the Cardinals to ward buying Sportsman’s Park, th e ’ Browns-owned stadium used by both St. Louis Clubs. "Saigh opened that avenue for Rodenuerg by saying previously that the Cardinals would be in terested in buying the park ’at the.right price,” but there was no immediate report on tae out come of their discussion today. Prior to meeting v/ith Saigh, Rodenberg had annuun :ed tnat the main thing ne wanted to find out was what disposition couid be made of the bal1 park. Ht; said he is supplied with sufficient capital t.o swing a cieal lor Ithe purchase of the Browns but • declared “I don’t want the park. If I get the franchise I want the Browns in Baltimore.” As for the actual negotiations with the Browns, Richard Muck erman, Club President, and Gen eral Manager Bill DeWitt, were out of the city, and James V. Dunbar, attorney for Mucker rr.aft, said that Rodenberg had xna^e no effort to get in touch with him.__ SUNDAY SPECIAL - 10 A. M. TO 2 P. 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But he has han dled most of the champion’s fights and I think the tans, as well as myself and Walcott, would welcome a change.” A glance at the records shows that Donovan has, indeed, pre sided as the third man on 12 of the 23 occasions Louis has de fended his title since he knocked out Jim Braddock in 1937. He worked the champion’s most re cent fight, when he knocked out Tami Mauriello in the first round 14 months ago. Many qualified observers regard Don ovan as the best in the business. “I have no man in mind to suggest to the athletic commis sion,” Webster continued. “Any one besides Donovan will delight me. I think this is a sportsman like request and I hope the board will act favorably on it.” Walcott, himself, didn’t say anything. Having finished his regular training yesterday in silence, the challenger—father of six—put on the finishing touches at Grenoch, N.J.. today in a gymnasium session so private that even his sparring partners were made to stay in the yard. Louis once was asked faceti ously if it were true that he carried a “house referee” with him (meaning Donovan), and the champion replied with a dead pan that it sure was. “Want" to see it?” He asked, and held up his huge right fist for inspection. The champ completed his box ing chores at Pompton Lakes, N.J., today, and plans no more than 1-oad work and setting-up exercises tomorrow'. He expects to scale about 212 to Walcott’s 194. There was talk today that the odds against Wal cott might mount to better than '10-to-l before the bout. TEXAS LASS STARTS Now All The Girls Seek Places In Grid Lineups AUSTIN, Tex., Dec. 3. — (&) — When Frankie Groves, the pretty little Stinnett'Miss, played a football game for Stinnett high school she really started some thing. Several other girls expressed the determination to get into the lineup next fall. It put the Texas interscholas tic league in something of a dilema. There is no rule in Texas schoolboy football that says a girl can’t play. So the State Executive Com mittee is meeting to discuss passing one that will forbid the gals from usurping the grid sport. Interscholastic League heads upon it as a publicity stunt — or “that's what lots of people seem to think,” said League Director Roy Bedichek. Frankie, at the time she paly-, j ed tackle for Stinnett against I Groom and captured the nation's | headlines, declared she was , deadly serious about it. She had ■been playing sandlot football all her life. The coach told her, one day in a practice game at a picnic, not to be too rough on his boys. So Frankie, instead of battling them, joined them. Frankie appeared in the last game of the season and the big : gest crowd ever to see a foot jball game in Stinnett turned out. i Said Bedichek: “We feel there : should be something done to ! prevent such publicity stunts .from taking place.” At Stinnett, coach Truman Johnson of Stinnett high school 1 declared the playing of the girl ! in the game against Groom was not a publicity stunt. “Frankie 'Groves’ football playing was not ja publicity stunt; it was serious ! business,” said Johnson. “The ' interscholastic league is mis taken.” , He said Frankie was preparing | a statement which she would | wire to the interscholastic lca ; gue. 1 _ “EX” GIRL PLAYER MILWAUKEE, Dec. 3. — (£>) — Betty Brudnicki, 16, said to day she’s an “ex” girl football player. Miss Brudnicki, a student at Pulaski high school here, suf fered a fractured right leg Oct. 26 while paying in an All-Girl football game and still has the member in a cast. “I’m all through with foot ball,” she said. “I think our team is broken up, too.” Miss Brundnicki said she had heard of Frankie Groves, the Stinnett, Tex., lass who played one game at tackle with her high school team this fall. “I guess that’s all right," she opined, “But I never had any notion of trying out for the Pulaski team.” ARMY CAPTAIN WEST POINT, N. Y„ Dec. 3. —(P)— The Army football squad today elected William F. Yeoman of Glendale, Ariz., a center, as captain of the 1948 team. He suc ceeds Joe Steffy, Army's star guard. FLORIDA RACES MAY BE RESUMED MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 3—UP)— Gulfstream Park’s two days of enforced idleness was ended late today when President James Donn and some 200 horse owners reached a compromise agreement on the increase of minimum purses and daily distribution. At an open meeting attended by track officials, some 200 horse owners and State Racing Com mission members, Donn agreed to boost the minimum daily purse from $2,000 to $2,40a with the added stipulation that the daily distribution be not less than $22,000 — exclusive of stake events. The compromise — the horse men originally demanded a mini mum purse of $2,500 — ended a stalemate which began last Sun day when the horsemen voted unanimously to demand the purse increase. Olympic Committee Threatens ‘Boycott CHICAGO, Dec. 3—-W—The United States Olympic Committee today threatened to withdraw all of this nation’s teams from the 1948 winter games if the Swiss Organizing Committee adheres to its preference for the ice hockey entry of the “Professional and Commercial” amateur hockey as sociation, but that drastic step seemed unlikely in immediate reactions to the ultimatum. 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