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MARCH 17, 1033_
ct Hurler
al Springs
Burw® I Increases Number
of Regulars in Tribe
By T nfi Special
FRENCH LICK, Ind., March 17.
The Indianapolis baseball squad in
sprint? training here was increased
by two late Thursday when Bill
Burwell, veteran right - handed
pitcher, and Hoke Nettles, rookie
outfielder, reported for practice
Burwell motored up from Florida
and looked m good shape He said
he had done considerable exercising
in the south and exp:cts to round
into form in short order.
The coming of Burwell makes six j
mound regulars on hand who were
with the club in 1932. The others
are Bill Thomas, Bob Logan, Stuart
Bolen, Les Barnhart and George
Smith. The rest of the pitchers in
camp are rookies.
Veteran of Squad
Burwell is the oldest pastimer in 1
point of service with Red Killefer’s
Indians and will act as assistant to
the Tribe manager as well as take
a regular turn on the mound.
Jim Turner, right-handed hurler
obtained from the Coast league in a
trade for pitcher Archie Campbell,
wrote Klllefcr he would join the
team in the south, after March 28. '
Turner lives in Georgia and plans
to report when the Hcosiers reach,
Memphis on March 20. He said ill
ness in his family prevented him
from coming to French Lick.
Hike Follows Drills
Chief Killefer sent the battery
men through hard drills Thursday,
morning and afternoon, and fol
lowed up the afternoon session with
a hike over the hills. The same
program was in order for today.
Infielders and outfielders are not
due to go into official training until
Sunday, when long batting drills
will be added to the routine. A
number of Indianapolis fans have
sent word they will be down on the
Sabbath to watch the Tribe hope
fuls go through the spring paces.
Norman Beplay, star local semi
pro infielder, who plays with the
fast Kautsky A. C.s independent
nine, has decided to postpone his
tryout with Red Killefer’s A. A. In
dians. Beplay signed for a league |
trial, but is employed and concluded :
to continue at work in Indianapolis.!
The Indians had planned to option
him to Terre Haute later, but there
Is nothing sure of the Hut team
being in a league this year.
Beplay said he had gained the
permission of Manager Killefer to
work out with the Hoosiers in April,
after they return from an invasion
of Texas.
Independent and Amateur
Baseball Notes, Gossip
Central Transfer baseball club will not
meet this week, but will practice Sunday
at Garfield diamond No. 3, at 1:30 p. m.
All last year's players and tryouts are re
quested to report A good second base
man and shortstop are wanted.
Indianapolis Bulldogs will practice at
Rtyerside No. 2 diamond Sunday at 1
p m All players wishing to try out
please be on hand.
The Morristown baseball team Is or
fanirlng for the new season and desiles
0 schedule games with fast state clubs.
The Morristown nine will be newly uni
formed and supported by the merchants.
Muucie take notice for games. Teams are
requested to write Richard Heck, Mor
ristown. Ind.
The following baseball players are asked
to get in touch with Basil Flint at phone
Bel 1530: Mel Martin. John Smith, Pndy
Corn. Wendel Pryor. Mike Daly, Charles
Hill. Bill Weiss, Carl Oyrrpeck and John
Skiles. State tunes wishing to hook games
with the Dady A C.s are requested to
call the aboye number or address 1073
Oliver avenue.
Mbs Orcult and Mrs. Hill Play in
Title Match.
By Times Special
AUGUSTA. Ga.. March 17.—Mau
reen Orcutt and Mrs. Opal S. Hill
met in the finals today of the an
nual women’s invitational golf tour
ney. Miss Orcutt defeated Kathryn
Hemphill, 3 and 2. in the semi-finals
Thursday and Mrs. Hill downed
Peggy Wattles by the same score.
The University of Pennsylvania
reports that a total of 231 colleges
and schools have entered Penn's re
lay carnival, to be held April 28
and 29.
Mile Relav Event Features
Butler Carnival March 25
With twenty-four leading colleges'
and universities sending athletes to
the Butler field house March 25 to
inaugurate the first annual Butler I
indoor relays, the mile relay in the
university division promises to be
the outstanding event of the meet.
Michigan university's crack mile
combination which shattered the
Big Ten record this winter will be
the favorite, with Marquette, Pitts
burgh, Indiana and Purdue enter
ing strong competition. Marquette
with the Negro star, Ralph Metcalfe,
running anchor position, has a
speedy team. A host of prominent
thinly clads will run in the same
event for Indiana university. Fuqua,
Hornbostel. Crouch, and Martich
comprise the Hoosier squad.
The eyes of the meet will be cen
tered on Metcalfe, acclaimed the
world's fastest human. Metcalfe
holds the world's indoor record in
the forty, fifty, sixty and seventy
yard dashes. Willis Ward, another
Negro who excels in the high jump
and dashes for Michigan U.. will
compete Ward defeated Bert Nel
son of Butler in the high jump last
A. L. Trester Lrges Check on
Importation ol 11. S. Athletes
Adoption of a rule making high
school athletes moving into new
towns Ineligible for one year was
recommended at the annual coaches
inciting Thursday night at the
Antlers by Arthur L. Trester, com
missioner of the Indiana High School
Athletic Association.
Trester obviously had the Ander
son esse in mind. Anderson was
suspended from the association re
cently partially because one of its
players was imported f..-om Akron, O.
Other speakers besides Trester
Four Events on
Wrestling Card
Four all-star bouts are on the
wrestling program for the Armory
tonight, with Henry (Whiskers)
Kolln. unbeaten in two years, tack-
ling Steve Nenoff,
Michigan mid
dleweight, a new
comer here, in the
two falls out of
three f e a ture
A double semi
windup pits Leo
Donoghue, speedy
Florida U. coach,
against lota Shi
ma of Japan, for
one fail or thirty
minutes, while Ed
Baker, local light
heavy. tan gles
with Harry Burris
of Anderson. Hugh
Webb, local veteran, will start a
comeback, opposing John Purdy of
La Porte, in the opener at 8:30. Bud
Westfall will referee.
Shields and
Suiter Clash
R)t I n’lril Press
NEW YORK, March 17.—Clifford
Sutter, No. 3 In the national rank
ings, and Francis Shields, the
former Davis Cup star, who has
flashed the most brilliant form of
the tourney, were opposed today in
the singles semi-final of the national
indoor tennis championships.
Although this match is regarded
as the feature of semi-final play,
plenty of action was expected in the
semi-final encounter of Gregory S.
Mangin, defending champion, against
Sidney B. Wood.
Off The Backboard
r |“' WENTY-THREE thousand dol-
X lars worth of basketball will
be played at Butler field house to
day and Saturday.
That's how much cash the Indi
ana High School Athletic Associa
tion will put back into circulation.
That’s why, a few days back, some
doubt was expressed the big show
would go on as originally scheduled.
It requires approximately $23,265
to stage the Hoosier scholastic two
day cage championship carnival.
And that’s a pretty penny, with or
without the return of beer, pros
perity and soaring stocks.
There was a minor agitation in
recent weeks to slash the price of
tourney tickets from $3 to $2, but a
glance at the records in A. L. Tes
ter's files will show that the three
iron men Mr. and Mrs. Gus H. Fan
drop in the tills are needed to carry
on the I. H. S. A. A.
'"T''HE biggest item in the liabilities
A is the SIO,OOO rent which But
ler collects annually for the use of
its mammoth field house. The I.
H. S. A. A. ten-year lease at the
SIO,OOO figure has four more years
to run after the current event.
Each team is guaranteed S4BO
when it qualifies for the final tourn
ament. This includes $72 for meals,
$72 for lodging, a S3OO bonus and
twelve tickets at $3 each. For six
teen competing teams, this totals
This doesn't include the transpor
tation costs, which were $1,189.44
for last year and will be practically
the same this year. Five officials
were paid $375 last year.
Another $2,900 is expended for
miscellaneous items, including the
field house help, printing of tickets
Anew item will be added to the
expenses this year. The seating ca
pacity has been increased by 1,120.
For every seat sold in these new
bleachers, Butler will collect’ sl.
Put them all together and you
get $23,265, the cost of Mr. Ihsaa's
short-pants party.
THERE are approximately 14,200
tickets available to the fans,
and at $3 a head, the total income
is $42,600, providing all tickets are
sold (and it's even money you'll still
be able to buy tickets when you read
summer to win the national inter
collegiate title.
Michigan state probably will pro
vide the class of the colleges relays
with a mile combination which took
first place in the central intercol
legiates at Notre Dame.
Ray Schwartz of Western State,
who recently defeated Ray Sears of
Butler and' holds the mile record
in the Central intercollegiate for
outdoor and indoor tracks will com
plete his brilliant college career at
Butler's relays.
Twelve relay races and three spe
cial events will be on the program,
which will be started by Major John
L. Griffith, commissioner of the Big
Ten. Governor Paul V. McNutt will
act as honorary referee. Ted Canty,
official announcer for the United
States in the Tenth Olympic games,
will announce the meet. Beautiful
trophies and medals have been do
nated by Indianapolis clubs, hotels,
and prominent men.
The meet was originated and
planned by Coach Herrnor Phillips
of Butler and member of the United
States 1928 Olympic team.
were Alva Staggs. Anderson; Chester
Hill, Kokomo; Henry Bogue. Wash
ington of Indianapolis, and Jack
Gilroy. Gary.
‘lmportation of players causes
1 more ill feeling and is responsible
for more antagonism against high
I school athletes than any other thing
you can mention," Trester said.
"It is up to you coaches to abolish
such practices because continuation
oflhkt threatens the welfare of your
j business—coaching.’’ More than 300
'attended the dinner,
$55,000 Is
Ruth Offer
Babe Says He Will Accept
Cut, but Yanks Say
j By t'nite'l Press
; 17.—Babe Ruth and his boss, Colonel
Jacob Ruppert, had a St. Patrick's
! day appointment to discuss the
! ‘paring of the green”—the shear
-1 ing of $25,000 in long green from
Ruth s 1932 salary.
The Babe arranged the conference
and told the press he would be
! willing to sign for $55,000.
But Herr Ruppert said if his fa
mous right fielder did any signing
I it would be fore the original $50,000
! offered in the 1933 contract.
‘‘Why,” said the colonel, ‘550,000
is a guaranteed 5 per cent income
on a million dollars. And that’s
some income in these days.”
Their previous conference was
Monday, but they made no progress.
Meanwhile, citizens of St. Peters
burg have been bringing pressure
on both for another meeting, hop
; ing to have the Babe signed before
many more exhibition games are
| played.
The absence of baseball’s greatest
j drawing card from games is affect
ing the gate. The Chamber of Com
j merce would like to have the Babe
in the games for the benefit of the
visitors, and, moreover, because the
j chamber guarantees the Yanks a
certain amount of expenses for the
! season. The deficit caused by poor
gates must be made up by that or
Yesterday the Babe took his usual
workout at Huggins’ field in the
forenoon with several other Yanks,
but remained away from Waterfront
park for the game with the Braves
in the afternoon.
Any eighth grade student can tell
you quicker than you can say
“Backboard is picking Greencastle”;
that approximately $19,335 goes into
the I. H. S, A. A. coffers after the
It isn’t generally known, but this
is the only income of any importance
on the I. H. S. A. A. books. Just like
football carries the athletic burden
in the colleges, so must Indiana’s
basketball championship finals care
for all other expenses of the I. H
S. A. A.
Commissioner Trester’s salary, his '
secretary’s salary, office mainten
ance and expenses for board of con- |
trol members traveling to and from
executive sessions, are only a few
of the items.
More important is the fact that j
without basketball, there could be
no track and field championships,
no prep golf championship tourna
In 1932, the Indiana high school
outdoor and indoor track champion
ships went approximately $3,000
into the red. The outdoor event
cost the I. H. S. A. A. $1,275 and the
indoor carnival $1,651. These losses
are paid out of the fund created by
the annual cage championships. The
golf tournament lost $240 in 1932.
The swimming meet also is recorded
in red ink.
IT generally is believed the I. FI. S.
A. A. takes a big cut out of the
sectional and regional touraments
which precede the big classic. This
year, sixty of sixty-four sectionals
have reported to date, and the total
amount collected by the association
is SIOB. One tourney paid in seven j
cents, and many others less than sl. |
Eight of the sixteen regionals
played last Saturday have paid in j
approximately SI,OOO. Two of the |
eight didn’t earn a cent for the I. ;
H. S. A. A. After the remaining
eight make their reports, the total
will not exceed $2,000 and probably
will be less.
These figures, all from the office i
of the I. H. S. A. A., demonstrate j
rather conclusively that Indiana’s !
biggest indoor sports event is not i
strictly a money making scheme. ;
The profits which were accrued I
during the first twenty-two I. FI. S. j
A. A. cage tournaments were di- I
vided among the 800 member schools
who pay $1.50 annually to belong,
in October, 1932. A sinking fund of j
SIOO,OOO was invested in government j
bonds. The remaining $40,000 was !
divided among the schools on an !
enrollment basis plan, This plan
will be followed in the future. The
tournaments belong to the high
A ND when you talk of reducing
tourney ticket prices, remem
ber they have been $3 for years,
even during the boom years, when
it would have been just as easy to
collect $5. In fact, there are many
fans who paid $lO and S2O to scalp
ers who probably could use the cash !
So, if you’re a sideliner at the field
house today or Saturday, have a
good time—s23,26s worth.
The St. Joseph junior basketball
tournament will start Sunday after
noon at St. Joseph hall. The com
plete schedule follows:
Sunday Afternoon. March 19
1. Hartman Flashes vs. North Side
2. Cathedral Ramblers vs. Red Wine
3. Lutle Giants vs. Woodsides
4. North Side Aces vs. Arsenal Bull- '
does B team.
5. R. & W. Bulldogs vs. Hardwood Kids.
Monday Ni*ht, March 20
7. St. Pat's Shamrocks vs. St. Cath- I
8 Indianapolis Flashes B vs. South Side
9. English Avenue Bovs' Club Juniors vs. i
East Tenth Pirates.
Tuesday Nteht, March 21
6 Winner of 1 o'clock game Sunday vs.
winner of 2 o'clock eame Sunday.
7. Winner of 3 o'clock eame Sunday vs.
winner of 4 o'clock eame Sunday.
8 Winner of 5 o'clock eame Sunday vs. ;
winner of 7 o'clock eame Monday.
9 Winner of 8 o'clock same Monday vs.
winner of 9 o’clock eame Monday.
Thursday Nicht. March 23
7. Winner of 6 o'clock eame Tuesday vs.
winner of 7 o'clock eame Tuesday.
8 Winner of 8 o'clock eame Tuesday vs.
winner of 9 o'clock eame Tuesday.
9:15. Winner of 7 o'clock eame Thurs
day vs. winner of 8 o'clock eame Thurs
O'Hara Sans defeated Citizens Gas Five,
40 to 34. after trailing 29 to 18. at half
time. Jones led the winners, scoring six
times from the field and once from the
foul line. Waltz was best for the Gas
file, with four field eoals. The Sans also
downed Tabernacle Iron Men. 40 to 32. Mc-
Kenzie was best against the Iron Men with
17 points. The Sans team has three more
games scheduled, meeting Bnghtwood A.
C.'s. PlainflelA Merchants and Central M.
E.'s. The manager of the Cicero Lutherans
is asked to write H. L. Hustedt. 1130 North
Dearborn street, Indianapolis, regarding a
game on Friday, March 31.
Dodgers to Inaugurate Patriotic Beer Drinking in Big Leagues
Xew York World-Tclftram Sports Editor
MIAMI, March 17.—Stirred by
national ardor and civic
pride, members of the Brooklyn
baseball club will hold a formal keg
party one night this week to in
dulge in a soiree of patriotic beer
Since the business of guzzling has
been placed on a patriotic basis.
Joseph Giileaudeau, who is down
here looking after the financial and
social phases of the club, feels that
the Brooklyns should set the pace,
staggered though it may be.
This is the first time in the mem
ory of the world's oldest reporter
that the management of a baseball
club has called its athletes together
in the midst of a spring training
season and compelled them to tear
into the foamy stuff or suffer the
consequences, which in this instance
probably would mean disfranchise
ment or banishment from the
I am told that Giileaudeau enter
tains no fears about the loyalty or
gallantry of the Brooklyns and that
he is confident when the call comes
to advance with unsheathed steins
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1 upon the entrenched Pilsner pots,
every man jack will respond with
alacrity and parched tonsils, deter
mined to save the country at any
0 0 0
'T'HE action of the Brooklyns in
: dictates definitely that baseball
i may be counted upon one hundred
per cent in the happy scheme to
drink the country back to prosperity.
The surprise is that Colonel Jacob
Ruppert and his Yankees did not
| swing the first bung-starter. His
attitude has been rather mysteri
-1 ous and I am forced to admit there
has been widespread criticism.
‘‘lf the Colonel was really one of
us—a soldier in the field—he would
have a keg of dark brew in the
Yankees’ dugout right now.” said
a loyal suds blower, as he released
his grip on the billiard table and
slid genttly to the floor, amid res
onant burps.
Seriously, the club owners are
going to try to get the athletes back
on the beer carts. There has been
just as much drinking among the
athletes in recent years as ever in
the past and most of the drinking
has been in speakeasies and pool
rooms where a dash of Ink and a
spoonful of cleansing ije form the
ingredients of an old fashioned, a
side car or a dry Martini.
For years Garry Herrmann, presi
dent of the Cincinnati Reds, used to
carry his own beer around with him
on road trips, thus sounding the so
cial key of the whole club. He al
ways used to say ‘’a glass of good
beer never hurt anybody and two
glasses couldn't help but be a big
A COUPLE of years ago. when
the Brooklyns went into one
of their periodical tail spins in mid
season. Uncle Wilbert Robinson—
remember him?—sent out and got
four cases of beer, and made the
defenseless athletes drink it. They
tell me it was a terrible sight to
behold, and only a vicious sadist
could have conceived it.
Judge Emil Fuchs, president of
the Boston Braves, is another who
has long advocated the use of beer
for the hired hands as a tonic, a
food and even a mental stimulant—
although with respect to the latter
he does seem to be excessively opti
A year ago when one of the
j Judge's key players started to bend
! the elbow with greater enthusiasm
j than wisdom, he had an intimate
talk with him.
The player revealed he had been
I drinking home brew. The judge,
| who professes to know about such
i things, tasted the stuff.
"Hog wash,” he hissed.
“When you want beer from now
! on, come to my suite.” All year an
! excellent quality of beer was in the
I judge's suite for the player and it
! is presumed that he made good use
of it. He was a sucker if he didn't.
Wolverines Top Field in Big Ten
Meet Opening Tonight.
By l iiitert Press
CHICAGO. March 17.—Western
conference swimming teams meet
tonight and Saturday night at the
University of Chicago to settle Big
Ten supremacy.
Trials in all events will be held
tonight, with all finals Saturday.
Michigan's strong team, led by Capt.
John Schmieler, ranks as top heavy
favorite to successfully defend 11s
title. Northwestern is rated as the
chief opposition for the Wolverines.
Turf \\ inner
Pays 8500.60
| By Times Special
NEW ORLEANS. March 17.—The
largest pay-off of the year marked
the reopening of Fair Grounds race
track Thursday, when L. C. Pike's
Grey Hip casiiy whipped a large
field of maiden two-year-olds in the
first race and paid $500.60 for a $2
, winning mutuel. The winner paid
$354.80 to place and $53.40 to show.
General Parth. another outsider,
j took second money in the half mile
! event, paying $90.20 to place and
$11.50 to show. Another upset
1 occurred in the second race, when
Memphis Lass won. paying s7l for a
! straight ticket. A large crowd at
j tended the resumption of racing
after the 11-day recess due to the
bank holiday.
LUBBOCK, Tex., March 17
Andy Kerr, Colgate: Bcmie Bier
man, Minnesota, and Harry Kipke,
Michigan, will be instructors in the
football coaching school at Texas
; Tech here July 31 to Aug. 12. Pets
| Cawthon is head grid mentor at
1 Tech.

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