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Marberry Certain to Pitch'in Opener: Only Poverty Should Bring Dempsey Back SAM WEST PICKED FOR CENTER EIEED Goslin’s First Home Run of Season Helps Griffs Beat Birmingham, 6-0. BY JOHN B. KELLER. Birmingham, Ala., April 5. —Fred Marberry, if he is right on April 14, will as cend the hill for the Na tionals in their opening game of the American League campaign even though he will not have pitched a nine-inning term in Spring training. This Manager Walter Jc'.nson announced def initely touay. For some time Johnson had been considering selecting Irving Hadley as Washington’s hurler in the season in augural. Hadley has trained impres sively, has had a full route on the slab in an exhibition engagement and is to go another within a week, according to present plans. Marberry has had no long term thus far and Johnson says he will not send the big Texan more than six innings in any of the Spring training games to follow. But he now picks Marberry as the opening game pitcher because of Fred's greater experience. -It is not because I fear Hadley could not make a go of it that I am planning to use Marberry in the opening game in Washington,” says Johnson. “Really I have a lot of confidence in Bump this Bpring. He has much natural pitching ability and I believe now he has faith in himself and will be a great pitcher. JBut Marberry also has & world of stuff, "Snows the batters he will oppose and seems to me the logical choice. "If Fred feels right on April 14 —and I know of no reason now why he should not feel right, he’ll start against the Red Sox. On the other end of the battery will be Muddy Ruel, I figure. Muddy looks fine to me this Spring, much better than he did last and he’s been hitting, too. Yes,” Johnson de clares, “Marberry and Ruel look the goods to me for the first game of the championship season.” Outfield Is Settled On. Johnson also revealed today that he has definitely picked his outfield com bination for the beginning of the cam paign. With the signing of Goose Goslin this week, the right and left field posi tions were disposed of. for there never has been any question as to the employ ment of the veteran Sam Rice, in right and the Goose, of course, is to resume the place in left he has occupied so long. Whether Sam West. Red Barnes or George Loepp would draw the center berth though, has been uncertain. There is no uncertainty in this mat ter now. West again will patrol the middle garden even though he has been bothered .with a sore arm this Spring and still gives no indication of becom ing a dangerous hitter. For a time Barnes threatened to win a berth lx> the line-up. He was being groomed to play in lpft in the event Goslin did not sign and after it became evident the Goose was ready to join the club Barnes was held to have a chance to take over the centerfield task from West. Red was hitting well and fielding much better than ever. Recently, though, he has fallen off in his work both at bat and afield and seems destined to warm the bench once more. g Loepp. purchased from Baltimore, was given serious consideration mainly be cause he Is a right-hand swinger and the Nationals are top heavy with left hand batters. Loepp is a clever fielder. He can go and get 'em. But he is no West in the garden. In fact, Sammy has few equals in the majors as a flyhawk. And the fleet West lias a much stronger arm than has Loepp, too. The soreness has gone from Sam's wing and he is flinging freely. Loepp may be better at bat than West, but with so much potential hitting strength in Rice and Goslin in flanking the cener field, Johnson deems it best to con centrate on defense in picking the player for the middle patrol. It develops, too, that Loepp’s status as a National is rather uncertain. Al though it was understood generally last Fall when George was bought from the BaJtimore Club that the deal was an outright purchase. It now is revealed that there was a trick in the affair. While Jim Weaver, pitcher, and Stuffy Stew art, infielder, were given to Baltimore for Loeop at the time, it seems that the outfielder is to be turned back to the Orioles April 15 unless the Washington club ponies up cash in addition to the players. Powell May Be Fanned. How the Washington club can afford to let Loepp go now is not understand able, but six outfielders are on the roster now and one is Jake Powell, a promising recruit, but with no more experience than that gleaned from the sandlots of Silver Spring, Md., and vicinity, Pow ell very likely soon will be farmed out and the Nationals need two outfielders in reserve. Furthermore, they need an extra right-hand swinger around and Loepp will fill this bill. Powell, who came to camp green as grass, is improving rapidly, but naturally he has much more to learn before he may be regarded as of big league caliber. He can learn more, too, playing regularly with a minor club than sitting on the bench with the Nationals, so Loepp is likely to stick in the big show. Goose Goslin evidently intends to whip himself into playing shape with startling speed. The outfielder, looked to as the big punch of the Nationals, seems to have made much headway, too, in this matter. When his club played the Barons here yesterday he was the main mauler of the pastimirg and also helped engineer a two-way killing that kept the Birmingham bunch from the plate in the 6-to-0 game. An even dozen hits rattled off Wash ington bats, six at the expense of the right-handed Bob Hasty, who pitched for the home side the first five frames, and as many more gleaned off Ray Francis, who once left-handed for the Nationals. Os this dozen hits the Goose collected three, two for a base each and one for four bases. This initial homer of the year for Goslin was a sock into the right field bleachers, a good sock in any park, and It came in the fifth frame when tncre were two on and two out. The Na tionals already had one run over in the Inning and as the game turned out this run would have been enough to win, but the Goose s wallop completely gewed up the affair. After Fred Marberry had slabbed for five innings and held the Barons to two frits and as many walks, Irving Had- Jey assumed the pitching duty for Washington. Irving got in hot water right off the reel, yielding a single, un corking a wild pitch and Issuing a pass with none out. A long sacrifice hoist then moved the runners to third and Sicond Dases and it looked as though irminghaw would crash the run col umn when Guy Sturdy larruped a long fly to left. Goslin, though, made a fine gunning catch and followed with a nifty peg to the plate that nabbed Bancroft, trying to get home from third, and the side. It was a splendid catch the Goose made and an equally splendid throw. Bump Yields Five Hits. Hadley was hit in each inning h« pitched, being found for five safeties all told. He also walked a batter after his starting round. However, the Barons did not really threaten again until the ninth. Then Sturdy opened the inning with a single and after two were out pulled up at third base when Yaryan ( • i \ , SPORTS. | HOW TO SCORE LOW AT GOLF. —By BRIGGS | LISTEN CY- V COUMT A Two OKI THE \ PLayi n 6 \ H JvZsr MADE / Seventh-. saY \ W ,Kj T eR j PoR. ANY- I**°°*° WITH V A3© ON THE )\ 'SHOT TkXx CLOM T, A ' 1 BoOV JUST THE V > r ''‘‘"’.yj, j OW l WENtY ' You UJENT f OH HoUIAPD? HE MAKES I I'LL. BREAK PAR EVERY GAME \ AROUND A AIONE ,t? • V A THIRTY EIGHT- EOT \ I PLAY. IF Yoo'U. LET ME Go/ • ants M.VTftisvwt »>*. C VETERAN PITCHERS OE CHISOX PRIMED Lyons, Thomas and Faber, Aces of Staff, Are Ready for Serious Business. Little rock, Ark.. April 5 up). —The front-line pitching staff of the Chicago White Sox is about ready for serious business. All three of the “aces,” Ted Lyons, A1 Thomas and Red Faber, have gone the route and all have turned in credit i able performances; The elderly Facer's work yesterday ; against Little Rock was even more than creditable, the travelers getting but 1 five hits, four of which occurred in the first two innings. The Sox won, I 5 to 3. I NEW ORLEANS, April 5 (/P).—Wes ley Ferrell, having pitched only nine innings since his career as a holdout with the Cleveland Indians ended, was to face the New Orleans Pelicans in an exhibition game here today. Ferrell believes he has all his old power and is ready to fool the best of American League batters. He will be permitted to go as many innings as he likes today and if he feels strong enough after six or seven innings he will go the limit. The Indians motored to Baton Rouge yesterdav, but rain prevented a game with the" Cotton States League team of that city. ATLANTA, Ga„ April 5 UR-—The Detroit Tigers meet the Atlanta South ern Association club here today in the last of three exhibition games, the first two having been divided evenly between the two teams. The Tigers will move on to Louisville tonight for games with the American Association team here Sunday and Monday. FORT WORTH." Tex., April 5 UP).— Manager Bob Shawkey of the New York Yankees has got so many players listed as pitchers that he is finding it im possible to find enough work for them all to keep in shape. . Although “Bob the Gob” has released several throwers he still has 14 on the P *Roy Sherid. a capable right hander victim of a seven-run assault the other day. said he hasn’t had enough work in actual competition to keep in first rate condition. —— TILDEN BEATS ABE. ST RAPHAEL, France, April 5 <F>.— Playing superb tennis, Bill Tilden, American champion, easily defeated Tamio Abe of the Japanese Davis Cup team in the fourth round of the tourna ment here. The scores were 6—2, 6 i. doubled. But the best Clabaugh, a pinch-batter, could do was pop to Joe Cronin. Marberry performed with pronounced smoothness. He had plenty of zip on his fast one and employed a curve just enough to let the Barons know he had it. Hadley seemingly did not put much effort into his pitching except in pinches. But he was strong then and that’s all to be asked of a pitcher. The Nationals did their scoring in two blocks, the first being built in the fifth frame. Cronin started the attack with a rousing triple between the left and center fielders. Joe stuck at third as the left fielder gathered in Tate’s short lift, but was sent home by Mar berry’s single to center. West’s ground er was fumbled by Sturdy and after Bancroft, who retrieved the ball, chucked wildly over first there were Nationals on second and third bases. Jake Powell fouled out. Then Goslin picked this spot for his first homer of 1930. More scoring in the ninth. With Tate out of the way Hadley poked a single to left and West banged one to right. The Baron guardian of right field booted West’s slam, moving. Had ley to third and West to second. Powell crashed a one-baser through the third sacker to score Hadley and put West at third. On the throw from left to the far corner Jake scampered to sec ond. Then the Birmingham middle baseman kicked Goslin’s drive and West crossed with the final tally. One of the bright spots of the game was Jake Powell’s play in right. The Bilver Spring boy relieved Sam Rice after the third inning and handled the outfield post nicely. He gobbled four chances that came his way. His best bit was a catch of a difficult liner to retire the side when a Baron was roost ing on third. Jake got one hit in three trips to the plate. ' Sturdy pulled a fast one on Marberry in the fourth inning, stealing second while Fred was trying to decide how to pitch to Pickering. Nationals and Barons were to clash again this afternoon with Adolph Ltska. submariner, slated to pitch the route l against the home boys. THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1930. Exhibition Base Ball By the Associated Press. Yesterday’s Results. AT FORT WORTH. Tex. —New York (A.>, 10: Fort Worth <T. L.), 6. AT MACON, Ga—Brooklyn (N.), 4; Boston (N.). 1. AT BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Washing ton (A ), 6; Birmingham <S. A.), 0. AT RICHMOND. Va.—Reading (1.L.), 7; Philadelphia (A.). 3. AT LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Chicago (A.), 5: Little Rock (S. A.), 3. AT LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Boston (A.). 3; Louisville (A. A.), 1. AT ATLANTA, Ga.—Detroit (A.), 8; Atlanta (S. A.), 1. AT KANSAS ClTY.—Kansas City (A. A.). 8; St. Louis (A.). 6. AT BRADENTON. Fla—St. Louis (N.), 9: Rochester (I. L.). 8. AT HOUSTON. Tex.—Houston (T. L.), 6; Pittsburgh (N.). 5 (10 innings). AT LOS ANGELES—Chicago (N.), 8; Los Angeles (P. C. L.), 6. Today’s Schedule. AT DALLAS, Tex.—New York (A.) vs. Dallas (T. L.). AT MACON. Ga.—Brooklyn (N.) vs. Macon (S. Atl.). AT PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia (N.) vs. Philadelphia (A.). AT LOS ANGELES.—Chicago (N.) vs. Hollywood IP. C. L.). AT NASHVILLE. Tenn.—Cincinnati (N.) vs. Nashville (S. A.). AT HOUSTON, Tex.—Pittsburgh (N.) vs. Houston (T. L.). AT CHATTANOOGA. Tenp.—Boston (N.) vs. Chattanooga (S. A.). AT ATLANTA, Ga.—Detroit (A.) vs. Atlanta (S. A.). AT INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Boston (A.) vs Indianapolis (A. A.). AT LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Chicago (A.) vs. Little Rock (S. A.). AT BIRMINGHAM. Ala—Washing ton (A.) vs. Birmingham (S. A.). AT MEMPHIS, Tenn.—New York (N.) vs. Memphis <S. A.). AT NEW ORLEANS.—Cleveland (A.) vs. New Orleans (S. A.). AT KANSAS CITY.—St. Louis (A.) vs. Kansas City (A. A.). AT BRADENTON, Fla.—St. Louis (N.) vs. Rochester (I. L.). HORNSBY GOES HOME, BUT HOPES TO START By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, April s.—Rogers Hornsby, base ball's Rajah, was nursing a sore heel on an eastbound train to day, firm in his intention to be at the second-base sack for the Chicago Cubs when they launch their 1930 season. Although he left for Chicago on the orders of Manager Joe McCarthy, Hornsby vigorously denied that there was any chance of him undergoing an other operation or of him being out of base ball for a span of months. “I’ll drop in on a specialist when I get to Chicago.” he said. “My heel has been hurting me. A physician ex amined it and told me the pain was caused from undue strain on certain muscles of my leg because I have fa vored it in practice this Spring follow ing an operation at the close of last season.” The Rajah said McCarthy thought it would be best for him to stay off his feet for a while, and the physician ad vised that he take a rest, and added: “I could have played right through, but there is no use taking any further chances now.” He declared he would be back with the Cubs in an exhibition game in Kan sas City and would be in the line-up when the season opens. THEY’RE CLICKING NOW Rice, rj 2 0 1 l ft ft poweii. rs 8 1 i o o If ”* s 1 3 11 0 Myer. 2b 4 o 11 2 n hidge. lb 6 0 0 6 1 0 aiuegp. 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 -ronin, » 4 113 0 0 Tate, c 4 0 1 R 0 n Marberry. p 2 11 1 3 0 Hadley, p 1110 0 0 Totals 3i ~6 15 27 ~8 "0 BIRMINGHAM. AB. R. H. PO. A. E. Bennett, cf 4 0 11 0 0 3aneroft. 2b 4 0 1 4 4 2 Moo e. rs. . 2 0 0 2 0 1 | Susko. II 2 0 0 1 0 0 Sturdy, lb 3 0 1 10 2 1 Pickering. *b 4 0 0 11 0 Taylor. ss.. 4 0 2 2 4 1 Yarvan. c 4 0 2 3 2 0 Hasty, d 1 0 0 0 2 0 •Russell 1 0 0 0 0 0 Francis, u 10 0 110 fClabaugh 1 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 1 ~7 27 16 *6 •Hit lor Hasty in fifth. +Hlt for Francis in ninth. Score by innings: Washington <IOOO4OOO 2—6 Birmingham ...00000000 o—o Summary: 1 _ Home run—Goslin. Three-base hit—Cronin Sacrifice—Susko. Hadley, ‘Moore. Double play—Goslin to Tate. Struck out—By Mar berry, 3: by Hasty. 1- by Hadley. 1: by Fran cis. 2. Bases on balls— By Hasty. 1: by Mar berry. 2: oy Hadley. 2; by Francis. 1. Runs responsible for—Goslin. 3: Marberry. 1; Powell 1. Wild nitch— Hadley. Pitching rec ords—Four runs and 6 hits on Hasty In 8 innings; 2 hits and no runs oft Marberry in 5 Innings. Left on bases—Washington. 6: Birmingham. 9. Winning pitcher—Marberry. Losing pitcher—Hasty. Stolen base—Sturdy, Two-base hit—Yaryan. Time of game—l hour and 50 minutes. Umpires—Messrs. Van Grafian and Harklna. . ! MARANVILLE PICKS DODGERS TO SHINE Will Finish Not Worse Than Third and Will Beat Out Giants, He Thinks. By the Associated Press. MACON, 3a., April 5. —Rabbit Maranville, the hardy peren nial, thinks well of the team Wilbert Robinson has put to gether to represent Brooklyn this year. He predicts it will finish no worse than third. "I expect them to beat out the Giants,” he said. Robinson himself may not be so opti mistic, but he does think the Robins will do much better than they did in 1929. HOUSTON, Tex., April 5 UP).—' With [ many of his regulars disabled, Manager Jewel Ens of the Pittsburgh Pirates is not contemplating any wholesale release ! of recruits before the National League j season gets under way. John Skube, infielder, and Larmon! Cox, outfielder, ate to be farmed out. j Pending the return of Traynor, Lloyd j Waner and other stars, it is not likely the squad will be cut to any extent. NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 5 (/P).—Joe Stripp, who was given the third base as- | signment for the Cincinnati Reds today in their exhibition game with the Nash- j ville Volunteers, appears to have a slight shade over Tom Coccinello, former Co- j lumbus Senator, in becoming a regular. Coccinello has played great ball both at second and third this Spring, but his lack of big league experience is some what of a hindrance. ! Stripp is in far better condition and form than at any time last year. LOS ANGELES - April 5 (ff). —A home run a day seems to be the aim of Riggs Stephenson, the Chicago Cubs lett fielder. Along with other assorted hits. Stevie has made a circuit drive in each of the Cubs’ last four victories over the Los Angeles Angels. The club today faced its final series— a two-game affair with Hollywood of the Coast League—before heading for Kansas Oity, the first stop on the home ward journey. BRADENTON. Fla., April 5 UP) George Watkins was in center field and second in the batting order yesterday when the St. Louis Cardinals engaged the Rochester Red Wings, while Taylor Douthitt, regular sentry, was on the Douthit’s lack of punch in the Grape fruit League games thus Spring was said to be back of Manager Gabby Street’s shift. KANSAS CITY, April 5 (/P).—Fred Bennett, outfielder with Wichita Falls last year, and Eddie Roetz, inflelder, may be cut loose from the St. Louis Browns if Manager Killefer follows out his early season plans. Bennett is said to be due for season ing with the Milwaukee Brewers, while Roetz may go to Wichita Falls. Sammy Hale, who is scrapping with Frank O’Rourke for third base, was un der the care of a physician yesterday with the flu. MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 5 W—The next few days may determine just how much John McGraw can bank on his two right handed pitchers, Larry Ben ton and Joe Genewich. They have been scelected to pitch the two games for the New- York Giants against the Memphis Chicks of the Southern Asso ciation. , Benton had a bad year in 1929 and w’as late in reporting to camp this Spring. Genewich was of virtually no use during the 1929 campaign, a sore arm handicapping him almost from the start of the season. YANK TOSSES JAPANESE. HAMILTON. Ontario, April 5 UP).— | Jack Reynolds, welterweight wrestler, defeated Tetra Tackhasi, Japanese | champion, last night, two falls to one. Fights Last Night i ____j I ——————— ! By the Associated Press. NEW YORK —Jack (Kid) Berg, Eng -1 land, outpointed Joe Click, Brooklyn (10); Vince Dundee, Baltimore, out pointed Ben Jeby, New York (10); Joey i Medill, Chicago, outpointed Gaston le 1 Cadre. France ilO). BUFFALO, N. Y.—Fidel La Barba. . Los Angeles, outpointed Tommy Paul, Buffalo (10). \ SAN FRANCISCO. Andy Divodi, New York, defeated Madison Dlx, Bel lingham, Wash., foul (1). HOLLYWOOD. Homer Sheridan, Sioux City, lowa, stopped Joe Bitto. Los Angeles (1). EAU CLAIRE. Wis.—Ralph Alexan der, Waterloo, lowa, outpointed Mike 1 Mandell, St. Paul (10). Four More Days to Get Reservations for Opener Those of the forjgard-looking fans of the Capital who have made reser vations for the opening game of the base ball season here are advised to pick them up on or before next Tuesday, or else From the Washington club offices today came word that all tickets set aside for the inaugural contest, which is scheduled for Monday. April 14. must be called for by 5 p.m. April 8, after which all reservations will be canceled and placed on gen eral sale. LOOP IS PLANNED BY VIRGINIA NINES Nearby Unlimited Squads to Meet Tuesday—Ten Teams Plan to Enter. UNLIMITED base ball teams of nearby Virginia are to meet Tuesday night in the Post sports department at 7:30 o'clock to organize a loop to be con ducted under supervision of the Capital City League. Prospective league teams are Del Ray Athletic Club, Jefferson District Fire Department. Cardinal Athletic Club, St. Mary s Celtics, Bauserman Motor Co., j Cherrydale Fire Department, Annan- i dale, White Sox, Ballston and Fairfax. It has also been decided by the Mont gomery County Base Ball League to affil iate with the Capital City loop. These are developments in the plan to divide the Capital City League into Maryland. Virginia and District sections with the winners meeting in a play-off for the championship. Union Printers, having canceled their base ball game scheduled today with the Reading International League club because of inability to secure a playing field, will face St. Mary's Celtics tomor row at Alexandria. A midget and an insect base ball team representing the Holy Name So ciety will play this year. Candidates for both nines will hold their first drill tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock at 913 Twelfth street northeast. D. J Creamer, assisted by Ebbie Phillips, Paul Barstow and Tots Milford, are handling the youngsters. A live, new athletic club made up of youngsters is the Ethos Club of the Southwest section. John J. Watson. 1340 Four-and-a half street, is the organizer of the club, which also has social features. Wat son also is manager of the base ball team which will represent the club. Watson hopes not only to give the boys plenty of recreation, but to aid them live clean lives. JACK BERG PROVES SCOn’S ANTITHESIS By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. April s.—Jack (Kid) Berg, English lightweight, has given an amazing display of courage for the benefit of the same metropolitan fight fans who watched Phil Scott, British heavyweight, takfe what they thought was an “out” in his battle with Otto Von Porat here last December. Floored twice by low punches in the eighth round of his 10-round bout with Joe Glick at Madison Square Garden last night, Berg got up to carry the fight to his opponent and earn the unanimous decision of the judges and referee. Berg, a front-rank contender for the lightweight title and holder, at the same time, of the somewhat synthetic junior welterweight crown, was leading on points after the first seven rounds. Glick had put up a great fight in the first three rounds, but tired badly thereafter. In the eighth Berg wrs smashed to the floor by a left hook that was palpably low. As Berg came to his feet at the count of seven, Glick smashed him again with another low left. Berg got up and flew at Glick like a wildcat and soon had the one-time Brooklyn pants presser groggy and bleeding from cuts over both eyes. Berg's gallant performance caused some ringside observers to recall Scott's performance in the same ring when he was struck by a low, but apparently harmless, left by Von Porat and stayed down until the referee disqualified the Norwegian on a foul. EASTERN A. C. SEEKS FOE. Because of a concellation Eastern A. C. unlimited class base ball team is without a game for tomorrow. Manager Mills will recelvq challenges at Lincoln 3182 between ft and 6:30 o’clock this evening. i ■ y s J DONT SMASH IDOL, IS WRITER’S VIEW Would Be No Thrill Seeing Once Great Champion Humiliated by HaTn. BY WALTER TRUMBULL. (Copyright. 1830. by North American New*- Dtper Alliance.) WILL Jack Dempsey fight again, even when he knows that he might make half a million in one more bout? I think not, al though $500,000 must be a con sideration to any one. Still, I believe it unlikely that Jack will return to the ring, un less he feels that he absolutely has to have the money. Let’s guess at how much he needs It. In his fighting days Dempsey made something over #5,000.000. Take out what Jack Kearns got, income taxes and other things and perhaps a net to tal of #2,000,000 was left. Enough of this was invested in a trust fund to bring Dempsey in #I,OOO a month. Whether more has been added to this fund, I don’t know, nor do I know much concerning Dempsey’s other in vestments, beyond the fact that he is reported to own considerable real es tate. But Dempsey is not as foolish an Investor as many would have you believe. Looks After Family. Jack’s expenses are heavy; one rea son being that he takes care of the other members of his family and there are comparatively a good many of these. Dempsey himself lives in expensive style. But Jack’s earning power is still great. Last year, counting what he got from Fugazy, what he received as salary in Chicago, what he made on the stage and what he earned as a ref eree and in other sidelines. Dempsey should have grossed over #IOO,OOO. Dempsey would risk a lot in another bout. He is today a great drawing card. If Dempsey crawled through the ropes ' again, a frenzied crowd would rise to j cheer him. But if he were knocked | out, what then? Merely that some I i boxer might suddenly be sitting on the | | top of the world as the man who knocked j | out Dempsey. And. as an ordinary thing, the crowd looks up. not down; ! forward, not back. The kindest thing which would be said of Dempsey would be that he was a “hollow shell.” and the fans would add that he should have had too much sense to try a come-back. Flatter Dempsey. Dempsey undoubtedly likes to flirt with the idea of a come-back. Flat terers undoubtedly keep assuring him that the heavyweights of today are j palookas. and some of them are. They tell Jack that he could easily knock most of them over; Maybe he could. But supposing he didn’t? There isn't one of us who ever played foot ball that doesn’t feel, sitting in the stands, that he still could block, tackle and better than those boys on the field. What dumb things they do! If we only were down there—Of course, it may be indignation that gets us a lit tle winded as we walk back to the car line or the hotel. And. in moments of I more sober reflection, we remember the ; time we carried the suitcase upstairs i and had to lie down for a little while, j I Is it any wonder that the Dempsey | sitting at a ringside, St>es the Demp sey w'ho stood inside the ropes? . Jack is only 35. Perhaps he has 1 another great and winning fight in i him. But most of us would hate to sec anythnig happen. Boxing may have developed from a sport to a business, a business to a racket, but still we could get no thrill from seeing the Manassa i Mauler battered and beaten by some newcomer he once could have stopped j in a round. Most men fight once to often. We hope Jack Dempsey will not. (Copyright. 1930. by North American Newi paper Alliance.) FEATHER TOURNAMENT PLANNED BY DEMPSEY CHICAGO. April 5 (A*). —Jack Demp sey is planning a featherweight elimi nation contest, starting with the Bud Taylor-Fidel La Barba bout April 21 at the Coliseum and winding up with a championship fight between Bat Battalino. the title holder, and the sur vivor of the tournament. Dempsey is negotiating for a match between the winner of the La Barba- Taylor bout and Earl Mastro, the vic ‘ tor to engage Kid Chocolate for the right to meet Battalino in an outdoor ’ fight for the championship. WALTER REED DIAMOND TEAM SEEKING ACTION Walter Heed Hospital base ball team is hot after action in the unlimited class. Challenges are being handled by ’ Walter J. Anderson, who can be reached until 7 p.m. any day at Georgia 1000, ; Branch 118. ■ Body Ahead of Ball In Uphill Golf Shot BY SOL METZGER. Downhill is opposite to uphill. So 1 Phil Perkins figures shots from these opposite lies. Thus, when he takes his stance for an uphill lie shot his body is a bit ahead of the ball. It’s behind on a downhill lie. This is i especially noticeable when he uses an iron. The reason is to offset the ten | dency to pull when playing from an uphill lie. a tendency we all have. t When the slope is especially steep i '* OM WPH,U - I i\ oPfcN if f FACtOF \ I Ja iron ’ \ , *fAHD A BIT / fV AHEAD op ( 5 O BALI- V I ** \ \ and an iron must be used, Perkins ; opens its face to overcome the pull ing tendency. You see, an open-faced ; iron cuts under a ball and a cut shot is rarely pulled. Putting is half the game. Good putters score low. Sol Metzger has prepared an Illustrated leaflet on “The Art of Putting” which he will i gladly send any reader free of charge. Address Sol Metzger, in care of this i paper, and Inclose self-addressed, i stamped envelope. (Copyright. 1930.) SPORTS. STRAIGHT OFF THE TEE INASMUCH as the questionnaire method of finding out what people really think about a given subject serins to be the popular method these days, Guy Mason, chairman of the Congressional Country Club golf com mittee, has adopted that means of find ing out whether the members of his club want to hold an invitation golf tournament this Spring—and with startling results. Congressional has a large member ship—something like 900—who would be qualified to vote on the matter of holding a Spring tournament. So Mason caused 900 cards to be sent out asking the simple questiohs: "Do you or do you not favor the holding of an Invitation golf tournament this Spring for the President’s trophy?” Out of the 900 cards, 200 answers were received, and here Is the catch, there were 160 persons who were against the holding of the tourney and only 40 in favor of it. So, according to Mason, it appears that Congressional will not hold a Spring invitation event this year. Mason’s experiment marks the first time a club executive has resorted to the questionnaire method of sounding out the members on a matter of policy. Members of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps Country Club started to day lr. the first regular week end handi cap tourney of the year. The event will be played today and tomorrow. Mrs. Frank R. Keefer, president of the Women’s District Golf Association, expects between 40 and 50 woman play ers to report at the first tee at the j Chevy Chase Club Monday morning at j 9:15 to play in the first tourney of the j season to be staged by the association. . The event will be a miniature tourney, i and half the field will qualify over the , six holes covered by the first, second. I seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth, while the other half will qualify ovpr the holes from the twelfth to the eighteenth for the succeeding match play rounds. After the qualifying round the field will be split into rights, to play off at nine-hole match play. Because Monday Is a guest day at Chevy Chase, Mrs. ROD AND STREAM BY PERRY MILLER. APRIL 1 marked the opening of the trout season and the close of the openi season for big-mouth bass in tidewater. During the months of April. May, June and July, the spawning sea son, the State of Maryland placed this protection around the i big-mouth While the season is closed to commercial fishermen during the month of July, the rod and reel anglers are allowed to fish in tidewater for the big-mouth bass on July 1, the same as above tidewater in both Maryland and Virginia. Glen C. Leach, head of fish culture i ( of the United States Bureau of ] Fisheries, informed us last week that < his bureau in connection with the Com- < mission of Game and Inland Fisheries ( of Virginia are at work planting 75,- : i 000,000 yellow perch in the tributary i waters of the Potomac River from 1 Alexandria to Occuquan Bay. The Bureau of Fisheries connection ' with the work is the planting of 25,- ' 000,000 fry and 22.000 adult yellow ' perch, and the State of Virginia, under the direction of Chairman Robertson J of the Virginia commission is planting ! the balance. The yellow perch planted j by the Bureau of Fisheries were reared j 1 at their hatchery at Fort Humphreys, j ] Leach says that a great many white perch are being caught at the plant l at Fort Humphreys and that the an- \ * naul run of this species to the head i < I waters, or swift waters, of the Potomac ! • ! around Chain Bridge can be looked for , s in a week or 10 days. j * AN old friend of this column dropped j in last week and told us of see- | 1 i ing a great many fish breaking water j I between the railroad bridgei-and Hains ; i Point. He said the fish were too far \ ! out to be identified, but that they ap ptaied to be about two pounds in size | and were black on top. The opinion ! of this column is that they were big i mouth bass, and this opinion is backed jbv Glen Leach of the Bureau of I Fisheries. He says that a carp ordi | narilv does not come entirely out of : th** water; that herring don't jump, but j just swim merrily along close to the surface, and that the rest of the fish ‘ to be found in the Potomac do not leave the water entirely while feeding j ’ or playing. EC. KEMPER, chairman of the bass protective committee of *he Wash ington D. C. Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, forwarded to Judge William S. Snow of Alex andria, a member of the Commis sion of Game and Inland Fisheries of Virginia, a letter he received recently from a Joe Watson of Del Ray. Va.. | complaining of the activities of Game I Warden Johnson with reference to en- j ‘ j forcing the black bass law in that State, j , In his reply Judge Snow' says; *'l have made a very thorough in- j vestigation and am unable to find any : one who has ever heard of Joe Watson, j The postal authorities state that there | is no person by that name residing in ' Del Ray. “However. I have taken the matter up with Warden Johnson and he has stated to me what the facts were in this case. “On several occasions he has con fiscated bass that were taken illegally and prosecuted the persons who were guilty of law violation. Unfortunately his success in securing punishment from j the local magistrates has not amounted : to much. Yet in doing this he has. of course, incurred the enmity of the i people located along the river who cn- i gage in this unlawful practice. "To my own knowledge on several j occasions the confiscated fish have been brought to Alexandria and distributed among charitable institutions here under my direction and by my instructions, as is provided for in the Virginia laws. “This man enjoys the confidence and respect of the entire commission and his record with us has been beyond re proach. Os course, like any other public officer, he is subject to cowardly at tacks from anonymous persons or per sons who sign fictitious »names. I sin cerely appreciate your action in refer ring the communication to our depart ment.” Kemper, in his letter to Judge Snow, stated he had great confidence in Game Warden Johnson. The local chapter .of “Ikes” have confidence in this officer and he is also backed by this column. Kemper is right when he says, "certain ly the area between Aquia Creek and Alexandria is a hard assignment, and certainly your game warden needs the fullest measure of support.” In regard to the sale of black bass, Kemper, in his letter, says: “Your commission almost has the key to the situation with respect to Mary land in its own hands. "If the commission formally submitted to the Maryland commisison, to the Maryland governor, and Legislature the effect of the open markets in Maryland on the black bass in Virginia, and at the same time requested co-operation, I believe the next Maryland Legislature would pass a law forbidding the sale of bass in that State. “Can you not. will you not, initiate such a movement and have official rep resentations made to Maryland? I know that the results will be most gratifying " Washington’s first trout anglers, Don Carpenter, Bill Straeten and Capt. Rob ert Lake Miller, U. S. A., left the city early Monday night and at dawn were matching their skill with the trout in Hunting Creek. These anglers reported that the stream is heavily stocked, but that the majority of the trout are small. They fished Tuesday and Wednesday and all say the sport was worth more than the cost of their fishing licenses. Many of the fish were returned to the water on account of their size. And Don I Keefer urges all the woman competitors to be on hand at 9:15 in order that the qualifying round may be out of the way as quickly as possible. Members of the Seniors Golf Associa tion of the Chevy Chase Club began their season yesterday by re-electing George G. Perkins to the head of the or ganization he has successfully piloted for several years and re-electing Francis M. Savage treasurer. They also re-elected Maj. Gen. David C. Shanks, U. S. A., retired, chairman of the golf committee, which he headed so ably last year. The seniors today are winding up an 18-hole event, which started yesterday, and also started their annual ringer tournament, which will end late in Octo ber. A putting tournament also was scheduled for today. Announcements of the Spring tourna ment of the Woodmont Country Club (formerly. Town and Country) of Bethesda, Md„ were in the mails to day, detailing plans for the Invitation event which will Ire held over the splendid nine-hole course May 6 to 9, inclusive. The tourney is to be open to club members and invited guests and entries will close at 6 o'clock, May 4. Club privileges will be extended to all en trants April 30. May 1 and 2. The qualifying round will be played in two days, with the field split into two part* for qualification purposes, and 4 flights of 16 will qualify. Entries should be sent to the tournament committee at the club, or to William Illch, chairman, at 1616 Varnum street. Some of the regular tees are not yet in use at Woodmont. but Arthur B. Thom, pro fessional and gTeenkeeper of the club, expects to put them in use in about two weeks. Thorn explains that the j grass has not grown sufficiently high to warrant placing all the tees in use, 1 and expects them to be in good shape in about a fortnight. Woodmont last ! year put into effect a system of using alternate tees which makes each hole, with the exception of the first and ; tenth, a different hole from a different tee. even though the course is a nine hole affair. The new' system found high favor with the members and re sulted in a complete change in the manner "of playing the holes. —1 Carpenter informed this column that many dead fish were seen after the first day lying on the bottom, having been caught by the anglers and returned to the water on account of their size. Don suggests that the Pennsylvania law might well be placed in effect in Mary land streams. In that State an angler is required to keep all the trout he catches whether they are large or small, if he thinks they are injured and will die, until he has his bag limit for the day. In Maryland all fish under 7 inches must be returned to the water. The banks of Fishing Creek, Hunting Creek and Cacotin Creek were lined on both sides with anglers and every man is reported to have bagged his limit of 10 fish. With the opening of the trout sea son in Maryland, letters were sent to deputy game wardens all over the State by E. Lee Le Compte, State game warden, admonishing them to watch the streams and see that every angler over 16 years old has a license. Special watchfulness will be required Sundays, for the fisher men's ranks probably will be greatest tnen, Le Compte pointed out. THE Maryland Conservation Commis sion states that the brook trout clan grows larger yearly. Swepson Earle, conservation commissioner, says, however. “And every year we're putting more fiish in the brooks. Let the fish erman increase. We’re ready for them with our new breeding stations and in creased stocking facilities.” According to the Maryland author ities, about 35,000 mature trout may be caught this year. BY the end of this month another kind of trout will claim the atten tion of thousands of anglers, and the place to catch the big ones will be Waehapreague, Va. Usually around May 1, at this place, trout as large as 12 pounds are caught. A great many will remember the trip to this wonder ful fishing ground last May under the auspices of the Atlas Sports Goods Co., when 29 anglers landed 1,500 trout, weighing over 2 1 A tons. This year the start will be made from the Atlas store at 6 a.m. After crossing [ the bay the first stop will be at Salis ! bury, where a hot lunch will be served. Waehapreague should be reached about 4 o’clock. The party will fish Monday and Tuesday and the return trip will be made Wednesday. The cost of the out ; ing. including everything, even the boats, will be S3O a head. Ollie Is ready to receive reservations, and the order will be first come first served. Next Thursday the regular monthly meeting of the Washington. D. C., chapter of the I. W. L. A. will be held at the Rcleigh Hotel. Some matters of importance will come up and all mem bers are urgently requested to attend. On April 16. in the Raleigh Hotel ! ball room, the local chapter will pre i sent Branch Riley in an illustrated lec ture on the great Northwest. Riley has I consented to give this lecture to the ! members of the local chapter and their friends. The chapter extends an invi tation to all lovers of the outdoors to attend. Next Tuesday. Paul G. Redington, chief of the United States Bureau of Biological Survev. will go on the air over station WRC. his subject being. "Wild Life Administration,” and on Auril 22, Senator Frederic C. Walcott of Connecticut, will take as his subject, "Wild Life Legislation.” Both speakers are in a series of talks sponsored by the American Game Protective Association. POTOMACS T(FsTART ROWING TOMORROW Preparation for the rowing season will be started tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock by Potomac Boat Club, when all candidates are asked to report at the club house. This was announced at the sixty-first annual meeting, held last night, when all officers were re-elected as follows: Francis L. Fahy, president; L. P. Allwine, vice president: P. J. Bergh, secretary, and E. P. Schneider, treas urer. P. J. Bergh. Eugene Colwell and Charles Prettyman were chosen to the board of governors for a term of three years each, and William Belt was elect ed for an unexpired term of one year. It was voted to hold a membership campaign for 30 days, during which period the usual initiation fee will be waived in order to Interest more Wash ington men in f rowing. HOCKEY TITLE DECIDED. PROVIDENCE. R. 1.. April 5 (/P). — Taking: the third straight game from the Boston Tigers last night, this one. 5-1, the Rhode Island Rqps captured the Canadian-American Hockey League championship and with It th; Henri Fontaine trophy.