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Once Great Homer Hitter May
Be Waived Out of Na
tional League.
CHICAGO, December 7 (/P).—
The cut and color of the
regimentals Hack Wilson,
the fallen home-run hero
of the Cubs, will wear next season
•will be determined during the
next three days, if the Cub man
agement can find a club willing to
buy or trade for the squatty out
A year ago, after he had set a new
National League record for home runs,
the Cubs probably could have had any
thing they wished In return for Wilson's
services. But, after his unhappy 1931
record, when he batted out less than 15
home runs and hit about 100 points
under his 1930 mark, there appear to
be no takers.
Reports of trades have popped up
from time to time, but Wilson is still
Cub property and it may become neces
sary to ask waivers on him. if Owner
'William Wrigley is as determined to
send him elsewhere as he has previously
The Cubs’ last big effort to trade on
sell Wilson will be made during the
annual meetings of the major leagues
In Chicago tomorrow, Wednesday and
The plan of having both major
leagues meet In Chicago is a departure
from previous years. The National
League by-laws provide that the club
owners hold their annual session In
New York, but at the request of Kene
aaw Mountain Landis, commissioner of
base ball, the routine has been altered.
At least two Items are due for con
sideration. Radio broadcasting of
games will be discussed by both leagues,
while the American League may decide
to change the specifications of Its official
base ball. The radio question especially
may develop a hot argument.
The junior circuit may decide to adopt
the same style of ball as used In the
National League last season.
The Chicago White Sox club, which
stole the show at the minor league meet
ing at West Baden, Ind., last week by
accomplishing two big trades, still is
In action and a deal with the New York
Yankees was said to be in the making.
The Yankees are on a hunt for another
pitcher and Manager Joe McCarthy has
cast covetous glances at Vic Frasier
young White Sox right-hander.
The Sox are not willing to part with
Frasier, but Bump Hadley, obtained last
week in the trade which sent Carl Rey
nolds to Washington, may be used in a
swap with the Yankees.
The Cubs, whether or not Wilson is
gold or traded, are after another out
sider, and President Wrigley has
plenty of cash ready with which to go
after a Chuck Klein or a Paul Waner
The leagues will hold their own meet
togs Tuesday and Wednesday and will
foregather Jointly Thursday.
®uint to Be Rebuilt From Small
Squad—Ellerman, William*
Will Coach.
LEXINGTON, Vw. December 7.—
Coach Ray Ellerman’s Washington and
Lee basket ball squad will start the
bard grind Monday to get in shape lor
a schedule of 16 games.
The Generals’ quintet is expected to
present an unusual appearance this
season, bereft of the services of Leigh
Williams and Harris Cox, stars of last
year. The entire squad is small and
will have to depend on speed. Williams
will assist Ellerman with the coaching
Pour monogram winners are on hand,
three of them regulars. Gene Martin
and Paul Holbrook, guards, are bidding
tfor their posts again, with Jack Jarrett,
forward. Harry Burke, guard, is the
fourth monogram man who has re
turned. Sam Barrasch. who had an
other year of competition, is not in
The vacancies must be filled from a
email, agile quintet of sophomores, who
gf*-'- freshmen last reason played eight
■games without a loss. In this number
pare two men who won foot ball mono
agrams this year—Scotty Mosovich and
fJoe Sawyers, the backfleld flash. Joe
®lays forward and Scotty guard. An
other sophomore gridiron man, Billy
[Wilson, is being tried in a forward post,
•while the others who hang up the un
tie fea ted record are Bemie Steinberg,
tenter, and Lefty Sauerbrum, guard'
Luther Violett, substitute forward last
fear, is back and appears in good form.
The schedule:
' January »- -St. Johns here.
January 12—Lenoir Rhynne here.
January 15—Maryland here.
January 16—Virrinta there.
January 23—V. P. I. here
January 2»—8t. Xavier there.
January 30—Kentucky there
February 2—North Carolina 8tate here.
February 4—Duke here
! ^February 6—West Virginia. Beckley.
February 11—William and Mary here.
February IS—V P. I there.
February IS—Duke there.
February 19—N. C. State there.
February 20—North Carolina there.
February 23—Virginia here.
February 26—Et seq. tournament.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
basket ball team will open a hard
schedule Friday when it engages Ben
jamin Franklin University tossers at
Friends and Georgetown Prep are the
only other District teams appearing on
the card.
Twenty-three games In all ars listed
•us follow's:
December 11—Benjamin Franklin U.
December 12—Charlotte Hal! at Charlotte
December IS—Friends
December la—Georgetown Prep at Garrett
December 19—Alumni.
January 8—Rockville Hieh at Rockville.
January 12—Sherwood High
January 13—Mount Rainier High at Mount
January 15—Gaithersburg High
January 20—Hyattsvllle High at Hyattg
January 21—Pooletville High at Pooles
January 23—Charlotte Hall.
January 26—Damascus High.
January 29—Bethesda.
February 2—Rockville High.
February 5—Sherwood High at Sandy
February 9—Gaithersburg High at Gai
February 12—Mount Rainier High.
February 16—Poolesvilis High.
February 19—Damascus High at Damascus.
February 23—Bethesda at Bethesda.
February 26—Georgetown Prep.
February 26—Friends at Friends.
ber 7 (IP).—Lewis Reiss, the Virginia
center who won a place of the first
team of the honor eleven selected by
Old Dominion coaches, Is serving hli
second varsity year on the squad.
Reiss is a synthetic center, having
plaved In the backfleld In high schoo'
and re«hed the varsity when a pivoi
man wl needed.
FROM every side, among the pro
fessionals, comes commendation
of the move made by the Ken
wood Golf and Country Club in
inaugurating the National Capital open
tournament, the initial event of which
was staged at Kenwood early last month.
The Professional Golfer of America,
official organ of the national ,P. G. A.,
has the following to say of the tourna
ment: "Willie MacFarlane was the Mac
Farlane of old as he breezed around
the Kenwood course, near Washington,
! D. C., in the open tournament held
j there a short time since. In this, a
; 54-hole affair, the former national
open champ played par practically all
I the way, his total of 214 winning by a
wide margin. Tommy Armour, after
| loading up with a rather heavy 78 for
his first round, promptly chopped 10
shots from that on his second circuit
! and he tied with Sol Di Buono for sec
ond and third mon y with 220.
"That 68 on Tommy’s part marked a
course record. ’Ie was burning
things up about t at time, and when
he went to the tu n in the afternoon
in 33 he began to look like a winner.
On the inward holes, however. Armour
found trouble aplenty, collecting a 6 and
a 7 before the home green hove in
'“Whiffy Cox, Tom Kerrigan and
Paul Runyan came next with 221, a
stroxe ahead of Sarazen. Frank Cun
ningham of Washington had 224. just
a shot ahead of Eddie Williams of
Cleveland and Ed Dudley of Wilming
ton. Tom Creavy and Herman Barron
both contributed 226. In a way, it was
quite an occasion, the play being
followed by a good sized gallery.
Gen. John J. Pershing presented the
THE P. G. A. organ also has some
complimentary things to say about
J. Monro Hunter, president of the
Middle Atlantic P. G. A. and profes
sional at Indian Spring. “We hear
plenty from time to time regarding
the potency of the putt in scoring in
golf as against the mighty tee shot.”
says the Professional Golfer. “So, just
as a reminder that on occasions length
has its advantages, it may be as well
to refer for a moment to the sweep
stakes held a month ago over the Con
gressional course, near Washington. It
was there that Monro Hunter, the pow
erful Indian Spring pro, proved to be
the star performer in the Middle At
lantic P. G. A. event. It was because
Hunter had so much power behind his
drives that the approaches were mere
wrist shots.
“In that particular locality it has be
come fairly commonplace to see Hunter
lace a drive out for 300 yards or more.”
kk\^OU can have your new ball.
I Give me the old. It gets up
faster and It goes just as far
for me as the new-weight ball." That
Is what Freddie McLeod, the little golf
mentor at Columbia, thinks of the new
sphere. Freddie has not been playing
much golf of late weeks, but the other
day he trotted a heat wdth Billy Malloy
and ‘‘Set’’ Collins, using the new ball.
Freddie says that not only is the pres
ent standard ball of 1.55x1.68 an easier
ball to control, but that from his clubs
it goes just as far as the new-weight
ball of 1.62x1.68. “Oive me the balloon
ball every time,” Freddie says. And
while he was on the subject Freddie
dropped a few well chosen words about
the relative valufe of driving and put
ting. "The fellow who can pole 'em
out consistently for 200 yards and be
somewhere near the middle of the gb!f
course will win a lot of matches even
though he isn’t the best putter,” says
the sage of Columbia. Freddie himself
has always been known as the master
around the putting green, which may
be the reason he attributes so much
value to the well placed tee shot. But
not so many folks have heard much
about Freddie McLeod’s ability to
knock out a tee shot straight and far
enough to put him in scoring position.
In the days, two decades ago, when Mc
Leod ranked among the first half
dozen professionals in this country
Freddie could just about place a golf
ball where he wanted it. Never ex
tremely long off the tee, he used rare
judgment In putting the tee shot where
it made the second shot easier. "But
in these days,” says Freddie, “the ball
is so long that a powerful hitter can
knock ’em almost anywhere and still
get home. And the rough isn't what
it used to be. In the old days a trip
to the rough meant practically a lost
shot. Not so nowadays.
“The long hitters can knock the ball
far out in the rough and still get home,
but the big premium still remains on
the tee shot. The man who can't hit
a tee shot leaves himself too much to
do on the putting green. He may be
the finest putter in the w-orld, but if
he isn’t in position to putt all his fine
putting does him no good.”
Davie Thompson, the Washington
Golf and Country Club pro, claims
that the stroke w'hich knocks the ball
into the cup is the winning stroke in
golf. So you can take your choice be
tween these two schools of thought.
There isn’t any doubt that all golf
strokes are important, but on the side
of McLeod’s argument comes Bob Bar
nett of Chevy Chase, who claims that a
man who cannot drive far and straight
will never figure in a big-time tourna
ment. D’Arcy Banagan, assistant at
Columbia, adds more spice to the ques
tion by his claim that the second shot
is the most Important shot in the game
of golf. So the debate rages, with the
net result that all shots are important.
O. L. VEERHOFF, chairman of the
Intraclub Events Committee at the
Washington Golf and Country Club for
the past three years, has been made
general chairman of the entire Golf
Committee and as such will handle all
the events staged by the Virginia club
next year. The appointment, just
announced in the club magazine,
the Tee, is effective immediately. Veer
hoff succeeds Fred D. Paxton as Golf
Committee chairman. Paxton died last
Summer after seven years of highly sat
isfactory service as Golf Committee
chairman. The Tee comments on Veer
hoff’s selection as follows: “ ‘Vee’ is
really the father of intraclub events,
and as such his elevation to the chair
manship of the Golf Committee will be
I received with approval on every hand,
j The Tee speaks for the membership in
1 felicitating Veerhoff and congratulating
! the club on his selection.”
THE United States Golf Association
today announced its annual meet
ing to be held Saturday, January 9,
at the Hotel Biltmore in New York, The
meeting probably will be attended by
several delegates from clubs near Wash
ington, in addition to several officials of
the Department of Agriculture, who are
also connected with the greens section
of the association There will be no
i formal meeting of the Greens Section
I Committee, although the committee will
have an exhibit at the Biltmore. In
J attendance will be Dr. John Monteith,
Dr. K. P. Kellerman and Kenneth Wel
i ton, all of Washington. Herbert H.
( Ramsay is scheduled to be re-elected
! as president of the association, and
reports will be made on the new ball
and on other matters of vital Interest
i to all golfers.
ARCHIE CLARK, assistant profes
sional at Congressional, plans to
leave Washington just before
j Christmas and go South to his home in
! Carolina on his way to spend most of
the Winter in Cuba where he will be
the guest of J. B. Ryan, a Congressional
member. Archie will come back to
Florida late in February and probably
■'ill spend some time around Miami,
probably visiting Tommy Armour at
Boca Raton, 40 miles north of Miami.
Charlie Penn^ caddie master at Con
gressional, hf| left for Boca Raton,
where he holds down a similar berth in
the Winter.
SOME vandal with a perverted sense
of humor drove an automobile all
over the eleventh green at Indian
Spring one night recently. When Dick
Watson, the club gTeenkeeper, came on
the job the following morning, he found
the top surface of the green scattered
in big chunks over a wide area. But
he quickly patched the injured surface
with sod from the club nurseries, and
the green today is as good as it ever
O. P. Pitts, course supervisor at Co
lumbia, is rapidly finishing the job of
leveling the strip of rough at the right
of the big bunker at the fifth hole at
the club. This strip will be leveled off
to provide a safe means of getting by
the big bunker for the golfers who can
not hope to carry the obstruction In
two shots.
Pointers on Golf
Bobby Jones has as full an arc
to his swing as is possible and
thereby wallops a golf ball off the
tee for great distances because his
straight left arm controls his back
Extend your left arm as fully as
possible in taking the club back.
Then the loop of your swing will be
as great as you can possibly make
it and the yardage gained on your
shots the maximum distance pos
sible for you. Try that in your base
sr« aigm-t
ment or yard and note the result.
That isn’t quite all there is to
distance, to be sure. One point con
cerns starting the clubhead back
Are you a victim of this slicing
business? In an illustrated leaflet
Sol Metzger analyzes "slicing” and
suggests a cure. He will gladly send
this leaflet to any one sending a
stamped, addressed envelope. Ad
dress Sol Metzger, in care of this
(Copyright, 1931.)
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Boys and Girls Open Pl^y
Friday, Facing Sherwood
High Teams.
Hyattsville. Md., December 7.
— Hyattsville High School’s
basket ball team will open its
season in the National Guard
Armory here Friday, entertaining Sher
wood High of Sandy Spring. The game
will be part of a double-header, the girl
teams of the school meeting in the
other contest.
The Hyattsville tossers today ended
their second week of practice under
direction of Cioach Stanleigh Jenkins,
and plan to speed preparation prior to
Friday. Jenkins has just cut the squad
from 50 to 25 and pro&ably will use the
ax some more before very long. Or
ganization of a freshman quint is
Among Hyattsville players who have
shown particularly well are Warren
Kidwell, Blaine Calhoun and Harold
Brown, forwards; Dick Lutz and DeVoe
Meade, centers, and Sammy Townsend,
Jimmy Rimmer and Joe Bladen, guards.
Burdette Cogar, guard or forward, and
Willie McClay, center or forward, are
also showing ability.
Eighteen games will be played by the
girls’ basket ball team, the most am
bitious ever attempted. Thirteen of
the games already have been booked
and others are expected to be arranged
within a few days.
The first will be played Friday after
noon in the armory here with Sherwood
High of Sandy Spring. Margaret Wolf
again is coaching the Hyattsville squad
Six seasoned players'are available for
the team, along with a group of others.
An interclass tournament, now in
progress, is expected to produce some
worthwhile talent.
Experienced tossers at hand include
Ada Behrens, who has been elected
manager; Eleanor Robinson, Ruth Gale,
Jean Miller, Marcelle Urquhart and
Lalide Whittington.
The girls’ schedule:
December 11—Sherwood High
December 16—CatonsviUe High at Catons
December 22—Sherwood High at Sandy
January 8—CatonsviUe High.
January 16—St. Mary’s Seminary at St.
Mary's City,
January 18—Alexandria High.
January 22—RockvlUe High at Rockville.
February S—Takoma-Silver Spring at Sil
ver Spring.
February 8—Bethesda-Chevy Chase High.
February 12—St. Mary's Seminary.
February 13—Alexandria High at Alexan
February 18—Takoma-Silver Spring High.
Play in the second round of the
girls’ tournament will be started next
week, with two games Tuesday after
noon and two more Thursday. Fresh
men and sophomores and seniors and
Juniors will clash Tuesday, with seniors
and freshmen and sophomores and
juniors having it out Thursday.
Seniors are leading, with three wins
in as many starts. Sophomores are
second, with two victories and one de
feat. Juniors are third, with one win
and two losses, and freshmen have
dropped all three of their tests..
Twelve members of the 1931 Hyatts
vllle High School soccer squad have
been awarded medals by the Playground
Athletic League of Maryland in recog
nition of having won the Prince
Georges County championship.
They are George Downing, Norman
Neitzey, Jimmy Dwiggins, Richard Lutz
William Garman, William McClay,
Junior Bealor, Joe Bladen, Blaine Cal
houn, Warren Kidwell, Willard Nus
blckel and Harold Brown.
Columbia Club’s Ringer Score
Of 35 May Be All-Time Mark
For Courses With Par of 70
HE Columbia Country Club, over
whose classic fairways more fine
golfers have trod than at all the
other courses combined about
the Capital, rises to challenge the all
time record of Congressional with a
sub-par score of 35, exactly 35 strokes '
below the par of 70. Congressional’s
all-time record Is 36, against a par of
73, which is two strokes better *than
that of Columbia considering the par
of the two courses.
Freddie McLeod, the little Scot who
is as much a part of the Columbia
Country Club as the club house Itself,
has performed the major part of the
miracle stunts that have been pulled
to bring Columbia’s all-tim» record
down to 35. He has holed full brassie
shots, has pitched into the hole and
has done all manner of stunts to write
his name indelibly on the records of
the club.
On the first hole, for example, Fred
die pitched a ball into the hole tor an
eagle 2. On the second hole he and
Jim Barnes did it tor deuces, and on
the third hole the same thing hap
pened. On the fourth hole H. King
Cornwell started the ball rolling last
Spring by securing an eagle ace on this
200-yard affair, but only a few days
ago Arthur B. Shelton did the same
thing all over again. Shelton was play
ing in a four-ball match with his son
Charles, Claude S. Watts and Ralph G.
Much Eagied Hole.
There have been plenty of eagle 3s
on the par 5 fifth hole, but no deuces
on the par 4 sixth. However, on the
seventh hole both McLeod and Jack
Burgess, who used to be the pro at
Chevy Chase, have pitched the second
shot Into the hole. Aces have been
made time after time on the eighth hole,
bv John Owens and others, while on
the ninth the Inevitable McLeod again
comes into the scene with a holed
brassie shot for a deuce on this par 4
! pffa'r. This puts the best ball of all
j time out in 18 strokes, or an average
j of even 2s, or 17 under par.
Coming home at least three golfing
Third Big League
Cry Raised Again
NEW YORK. December 7.—The
two major leagues of organized
base ball today face threats of
the formation of a third “major”
league to enter into competition with
their circuits. Dissatisfaction due to
impending salary cuts and the large
1 number of players out of jobs are
I said to be the motivating forces back
i of the rumored rebellion.
Throughout the meetings of the
National Association of Professional
Base Ball Leagues at West Baden,
Ind., last week rumors of the threat
ened organization of an outlaw
league persisted. The new circuit.
I if formed, in all probability would
take much the Mime form as the ,
I outlaw Federal League whicjBbattled
the major leagues several sprs ago.
gents of Columbia have holed the tenth
in two strokes. Only a short time ago
Tommy Bones did it, after having been
preceded by Dr. Robert Eller and Mc
Leod. Billy Malloy McLeod’s red-headed
aide in the golf shop, stands alone as
the possessor of an eagle 2 at the
eleventh, while McLeod is the only gent
who has secured a “dodo” deuce on the
par 5 twelfth. On this day Freddie hit
a full brassie shot which ended in the
cup. There have been several aces
made on the short thirteenth, among
them those made by Clark C. Griffith
the president of the base ball club, and
Miller B. Stevinson.
Ester Red Banagan.
“Red” Banagan, assistant pro at
Columbia, comes into the picture at the
fourteenth, for on this hole a couple
of years back Banagan holed a pitch
shot for an eagle deuce. McLeod holed
a spade mashie shot for a deuce at the
fifteenth and there have been aces
galore on the sixteenth, among them
holes in one made by Paul Y. Ander
son and Claude S. Watts. One day
not many years ago Eddie Eynon hit
a mashie niblick shot to the green at
the seventeenth and was surprised to
find it in the hole. Many deuces have
been made on the seventeenth from the
front tees, but this is one of the few
made from the rear tee.
Strangely enough, this impressive
subpar performance does not end with
an eagle deuce on the eighteenth, for
in all the years the course has been in
existence no one has holed a second
shot. There have been countless birdie
3s made on the hole, but no individual
has stuck that second shot into the
That brings the best ball back in 17
stiokes for a total of 35 for the round
and we doubt if any golf course with a
par of 70 strokes has been played in
that number for an all time record.
Columbia must stand nearly alone in
the matter of an all time record.
Five Matches Are Schedriled hy
Promoter Turner for Show at
Five matches, headed by a finish bout
between Paul Jones and Mike Romano,
yesterday were carded by Promoter Joe
Turner for next Thursday's wrestling
show at the Washington Auditorium.
Jones and Romano, two of the lead
i ing second-flight matmen, are rated al
most evenly, with Jones holding what
ever disparity In ability may exist.
The preliminaries promise plenty of
action. In the semi-final Matros Klri
linko will tackle Leon Smith.
Three 30-minute bouts will bring to
gether Joe Cox and George Kotsonaras,
Herbie Freeman and Jean Ledoux and
Jim McNamara and Sergt. Reynolds
Women with escorts will be admitted
free this week to all balcony and or
chestra seats. Tickets are available at
the Annapolis Hotel
He sees iue sign
M-yTmau»<«^iwc. _
Bowls for Average of 109-28 in
Public Buildings and Parks

Miller, bowling with Triangle No. 1
quint, is leading in high average in
Public Buildings and Parks Duckpin
League with a pace of 109-28, while a
real race Is In progress for runner-up.
Quinn of Parks and Keller of Sup
ply Office each has an average of 103
and a fraction, Quinn’s being two sticks
better than Keller’s.
gist . 101-27 Weber . 89-13
Thomas . 94-9 Walt . 88
gurnkaa . 92-30 Wright . 78-7
Keileher . 89-17
Team average, 463-14.
Strawser .101-27 Jennings . 83-6
Bittner . 90-24 Prick . 79-12
Welst . 97-16 Lawler . 79-3
Evans . 06-8
Team average, 476-19.
J>lco . .. 96-2 Peters . 90-4
Kaufholz . 93-12 Endres . 89-6
Montgomery .. 93-2 Abramson _ 85-8
Curradl. 92 Damsbo . 84-4
ghun . 91 Martin . $3-10
Hllder. 90-28 Castella ...... 73-2
Team average, 448-29.
Courbat . 07-24 Stockton . 89-1
fowler . 95-14 McCarthy .... 88-5
Mitchell . S2-27 Blaine . 85-10
Tabler . 92-6 Littleton . 84-2
Hcsen . 82-2
Team average, 462-3.
Keller . 103-8 Potts . 87 .
Harford . 95-13 Ely . 85
Ohve . 93-1 Junk . 84-7
Haughawont .. 92-30 Dee . 46
Bennett . 87-7
Team average, 470-1.
Sneleoski . 100-4 Brant . 93-12
Shelton . 99-20 Ranger . 91-10
Bartel. 99-5 Chandler . 86-3
Brown. 90-5 Walz . 78-1
Team average. 486-11.
Lambrlght ... 97-1 Wood . 88-24
Walsh . 95-9 Pulliam . 87-12
Sullivan. 94-24 Wagruder .... 75-2
Team average, 481-23.
Quinn . 103-10 Ryder . 87-20
Gartslde . 101-18 Nolte . 71
Burton . 98-28 Lewis . 55-1
McCauley . 94-5 King . 50
Baunders . 90-19
Team average, 489-19.
Adams . 102-31 Graves . 89-3
Le Clair. 100-18 Lancaster .... 87
Newell . 97-2 Conpage . 78
Carpenter _ 97-1 Stansbury .... 78
Ferguson 93-7
Team average. 483-21.
Miller . 109-28 Little . 91-5
Grove . 108-8 Trail . 90-8
Compton . 104-9 James . 82-1
Matera . 97 Gates . 76
Bradley. 92-15 Carr . 53
Team average, 490-8.
Ayers . 98-2 Toland . 84-20
Ferguson . 93-24 Millen . 80-2
Clemens . 88-4 Cooksey . 77-2
Browning .... 88-2 Jones . 77
Richards . 87 Brown . 76-2
Howland. 88-4 Helblg. 72-1
Webster . 86-3 Jennemann ... 70-4
Moffett . 86-2 Gardner . 64-6
Sheedy . 86
Team average, 429-1.
Cavanaugh ... 99-23 Reed . 84-17
Keller . 94-20 Amen . 84-1
Schilling. 91 Miller . 81-9
Serrin . 86
Team average. 451-23.
LAUREL, Md., December 7.—Because
of lack of Interest, the basket ball
league, which has been in operation
here the last two seasons, will not
function this Winter, it has been an
nounced by Capt. Julian B. Anderson,
commanding Headquarters Company,
National Guard, which has sponsored
the loop.
However, there will be plenty of
basket ball on the armory floor this
season, with various Laurel teams enter
taining out-of-town combinations in at
tractive engagements.
A triple-header is planned here Sun
day afternoon and games are wanted
for the unlimited and 135-pound teams
representing Headquartres Company and
and the Headquarters Company 100
pound Boys Club quint. Capt. Ander
son is handling challenge* during the
day at National 4888, Washington, and
at Laurel 134 after 6:30 p.m.
The games will be the first of the
season for the Boys Club and the 135
pound clubs and Mil be the second con
test for the unlisted outfit.
Glen c. leach, chief of fish
culture of the United States
Bureau of Fisheries, in his
speeches before Ashing clubs
during the past year, has stressed the
need of a rearing pond or pool for bait
for the anglers. Leach asserts the bu
reau receives thousands of requests for
bass and other Ash each year to be
planted In different streams, many of
them within a comparatively short dis
tance of Washington. One of the prin
cipal articles of diet for these Ash are
the minnows in the streams. He said
that while the bureau Is working over
time to supply these requests, anglers
and river men constantly are depriving
the game Ash of their iood by seining
minnows from the streams.
Acting on Leach’s suggestion, the
Washington Chapter of the Izaak Wal
ton League of America has taken steps
to carry out his program. It has made
arrangements with Harry D. Bailey,
well known boatman at the east end
cf Bennlnf Bridge, to handle the bait
problem for the anglers of Washington.
Bailey has been supplied with a
brand-new seine and immediately will
start to gather smelt, pike and bull
minnows and place them in a specially
prepared pond, where they will be al
i lowed to propagate. The pond will be
fed by the rise of the tide In the East
ern Branch, and the little Ash will re
ceive their microscopic diet from this
source and also from beef hearts and
other tempting morsels, eagerly sought
by the denizens of the deep and recom
mended by the Bureau of Fisheries.
With his new seine Bailey expects to
have a large number of smelt, bull and
pike minnows on hand this week for
anglers who have not put away their
rods. The smelt will be sold for 25
cents a dozen and the bull and pike
minnows at 15 cents a dozen or two
dozen for 25 cents.
THE bass season above tidewater
came to an end in Maryland De
cember 1. In Virginia the season
will remain open until March 15. In
tidewater in Maryland anglers seeking
large-mouth bass can fish until next
Despite the cooler weather local an
glers still are casting lor big-mouth
bass with varying luck in the lower Po
tomac on both sides of the river. In
salt water in the lower Potomac we are
informed that two Baltimore anglers
last week made a good catch of rock
fish and trout off Rock Point. These
fish were seen here in Washington by a
friend of this column.
George Knight at Leonardtown re
ports that a few anglers who fish for
the sport of It, in spite of the
rainy weather, have been returning
with small strings of rock averaging
from five to six pounds, caught trolling.
He says the best fishing last week was
off St. Patricks Creek, in the lower Po
John Choporis of Balmers, Md.,
trolling off St. Patricks Creek last
Tuesday landed four rock weighing
from four to six pounds. He said sev
eral other boats were noted, but that
they reported “no luck.”
W. J. Leishear has received a report
, from the Eastern Shore around Tilgh
mans Island that rock fish still are
"cutting up capers.” With John E.
Thompson, his partner. Leishear is plan
ning another trip across the bay after
some of the “big fellers.” Leishear on
his last trip, with B. B. Hunt, landed
some rock running from 7 to 12 pounds,
but he said he lost a lot of strikes be
cause he had only a 35-pound test line.
On his next trip he plans to use a 72
pound test line. Leishear claims to have
seen rockflsh breaking water weighing
as much as 40 pounds, and he thinks
some of the strikes he lost were from
these big fish.
THE American Game Association at
its recent meeting in New York
City unanimously adopted a resolution
requesting the nine remaining States of
the Union which have no closed season
on bass to adopt one. It is understood
that these States provide no spawning
grounds for the bass and that they are
allowed to be caught at all times.
Talbott Denmead, law enforcement
officer of the United States Bureau of
Fisheries, who has Just returned to
Washington from this meeting, Informs
us that it was the largest attended of
any meeting of record.
Much interest was manifest at the
meeting in the question of raising quail
Heretofore this was thought to be im
possible. Now thousands of these birds
are being raised, chiefly in Maryland
Virginia and North Carolina, and are
taking the place of the birds imported
at a cost of $2.50 each from New Mex-1
ico. These Imported birds are said to
have died almost immediately when re
SOME anglers wonder why rockflsh
are not to be found in the same
vicinity on successive days. The
reason is that these fish travel very fast,
and recent tests disclosed the fact that
some of them covered 30 miles in two
Dr. John C. Pearson, assistant aquatic
biologist of the United States Bureau of
Fisheries, has completed a study of mi
gration of striped bass in tile waters of
Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Pearson tagged a
great many of these rock at different
points along the bay. Some of them
were caught by anglers many miles away
in two or three days, and one bunch
tagged and liberated at Annapolis was
caught as far away as Havre de Qrace
and Northeast River in less than two
There is a nominal reward of 50
cents per tag given by the United States
Bureau of Fisheries. Any person catch
ing any fish on which is affixed a metal
tag bearing the initials "U. S. B.” should
report the catch to the game division of
the Conservation Department of Mary
land or to the Bureau of Fisheries,
Washington, D. C.
AT its meeting last Monday the
Luncheon Club of the Washington
Chapter of the I. W. L. A. had as
its invited guest Gen. Pelham D. Glass
ford, the new superintendent of police.
After listening to short speeches from
Commissioner O'Malley. Deputy Com
missioner Lewis Radcliffe and Talbott
Denmead of the Bureau of Fisheries and
Dr. W. B. Holton of the American Uni
versity, chairman of the Pollution Com
mittee of the chapter, Gen. Glassford
said that the Police Department would
work hand in hand with the Washing
ton Chapter and the United States Bu
reau of Fisheries to try and clear up
this evil.
There is hardly a stream in the
country that does not receive the wastes
from industrial plants, and the Poto
mac is no exception, being polluted
from Cumberland down to Washington.
The Maryland Sanitation Commission
is working hard to correct this evil,
and the West Virginia authorities re
port they have made good progress.
Here in Washington practically noth
ing is being done, despite the fact that
all Federal Government and District
officials realize that the Potomac is
badly polluted. In the Nation’s Capi
tal, where millions of dollars are being
spent to beautify it with magnificent
public buildings, with miles of beauti
ful shade trees and monuments erected
in memory of notable men, not a cent
is being spent to rid the waters of the
Potomac of its pollution. The entire
sewerage of the city is dumped into
the Potomac this side of Alexandria
and floats back with each high tide
and a southern wind. Oil, gas, tar and
other waste products are being poured
into 4he Potomac around Washington
every day.
rTTHE American Automobile Associa
tion has entered the lists for wild
life conservation. In co-operation
with the United States Bureau of
Biological Survey, Charles P. Clark,
general manager of the association, re
cently opened an educational drive on
the need for wild life restoration by
turning the Washington headquarters
temporarily Into an exhibition of live
game birds.
Clark asserts Americans have been
brought In closer contact with the out
of-doors in the last decade of auto
mobile development than at any time
in the past 50 years. This contact, he
said, has been greatly beneficial to the
motorist, but also it often proves harm
ful to nature and her works.
“It is clear that if depletion of wild
life and forests continues as it has in
the past 10 years there will soon be
little left of our great natural re
sources," Clark declares. "If we can
influence the millions who annually
‘ride into the country’ in search of
recreation, from picnics to big game;
if we can show them the necessity for
a new and more rational attitude to
ward plants, birds, animals and fish’
If we can impress on them that they
also will suffer if present methods con
tinue, then the A. A. A. will have done
the Nation a lasting service In con
To Match Your Odd Coat*
EISEMifrN’S, 7th & F
Recent Davis ’Stakes Show
Fair Bowler Apt to Find
Greats Off Stride.
TO those fair bowlers who In
sist upon "seeing’s believ
in’s” more than once, Mar
garet Leaman and Marjorie
Bradt Smith, champions of the ,
Meyer Davis Girls’ Sweepstakes
this year and last, have furnished
conclusive proof that Lorraine
Gulli is beatable — that even
America’s queen of the raapleways
can’t always be at her best.
When the smoke of the firin’ girl
sharpshooters in the classic ’stakes had
cleared away last Saturday night at
Lucky Strike the coveted crown that
9 out of 10 had been willing to concede
to Lorraine was resting on the fair *
brow of Miss Leaman, hitherto regarded
a "dark horse.”
For the second consecutive year It
was proved that a nine-game string
Isn’t sufficiently long to allow even the
greatest girl duckplner In the world to
manifest her superiority.
And the next big event—The Evening
Star’s fourth annual singles tourna
ment, to start December 21 at the
Lucky Strike—will allow Miss Quill and
other girl stars only three games to
demonstrate their superiority over the
dub, mediocre and near-star bowlers.
MISS LEAMAN’S victory, following
up as it does that of Mrs. Smith
in 1930, should be a source of
great encouragement to a vast army of
feminine bowlers who are making rapid
progress in the little pin game.
No girl bowler could hope to equal
Lorraine Gulli's average for a season's
stretch. But what bowler, trousered or
gowned, hasn’t had at least one big
night on the drives? And doesn’t still
hope to beat his or her previous record
Miss Leaman and Mrs. Smith de
feated Miss Gulll over a nine-game
course. Anybody has a chance in three
rPHE Star tournament was designed
A for the dub, man or woman. The
number of games purposely was
limited—three for girls and five for
men—to give even the most recent be
ginner a chance to put on the “hot
hand’’ while the star was trying to get
into stride.
And the stiff entry fees, which drive
out otherwise eager contestants in other
tournaments, is lacking in The Star’s
big Yuletide pin party. There is no
expense attached to The Star tourney
other than the regular price of games—
20 cents per game (15 if rolled in the
afternoon). ,
ENTRY blanks for the big tourney are
available at all pin plants They
may be returned to the alley man
ager or mailed to the bowling editor.
The Evening Star. The fee for games
must accompany each blank.
Only nine days remain before the
entry deadline is reached. Bowlers
have their choice of any of the follow
ing c^ght dates;
Monday. December 21; Tuesday, De
cember 22; Wednesday, December 23'
Saturday, December 26; Monday, De
cember 28; Tuesday, December 29;
Wednesday, December 30; Saturday,
j January 2. . . *
Once again The Star is»pffering cash
i prizes, totaling $500. in wSuion to two
j championship medals.
The prize list follows: V
Men’s Division.
First—$50 and gold medal.
Second—$40. •
Third—$30. J •'
| Next seven places—$12 tech.
Next ten places—$10 ea*h.
Women’s Division.
First—$50 and gold mishl
Third—$30. Z£ .
Next six places—$10 eaaiL
Eleventh—$5. *4 .
Landers and McKenna to Meet ia
Main Go of Six-Bout Card
Tuesday Might.
Sailor Billy landers, popular Nor
folk boxer, and Frankie McKenna, Bal
timore bantam, will headline the Alex
andria Day Nursery fight card Tuesday
It was originally planned to have
Bob Godwin meet Sam Weiss on that
date, with the Landers-MeKenna tiff
slated for December 22, but Ai Lippe
in communication with Matchmaker
Frankie Mann yesterday, asked for an
other week of grace for Weiss, wko is
not in proper shape.
Weiss was injured in an automobile
accident recently and has not been ac
tive In the ring.
In McKenna Landers will be meeting
a foe who took his measure at Norfolk
a year ago. landers has come along
fast since that battle.
Frank Vance and Henry Ir/ing will
do battle in the six-round semi-wind
up. Four four-round preliminaries will
support the show.
Frank G. Hogan of Cleveland 'has
been bowling for 50 years and cele
brated his golden anniversary at the
1443 P St. N.W. North 8076
Reduced Rates
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