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fDattalino, Feather King Who Fights Tonight, Has Regained His Murderous Punch
NEW FIGHTER SINCE HIS HANDS HEALED Opponent in Title Bout Gives Up Mauling for Long Range. BY WILBUR WOOD. NEW YORK. December 11.— Those who have not seen Christopher <Bati Batta lino in action since he turned back Kid Chocolate and Fidel La Barba are likely to get something of a shock when the featherweight king opens hostili ties with A1 Singer in Madison Square Garden tonight. An afternoon in the old St. Nick gymnasium in Hartford, Conn, where he put on the finishing touches to his training supplied evidences that a new and even more formidable Battalino will go to the post against Singer. Rather, the old Battalino. who knocked every one silly as an amateur and then seemed to lose his wallop after lifting the featherweight crown, from Andre Routis, has come into existence again The Battalino who mauled his way to victory over Chocolate and La Barba has turned into a murderous puncher His sparring partners hate to hop in with him, even though big gloves are used. There is a reason for the return of Battalino's punch. It may be recalled that he smashed both hands on Rou tis' hard head the night the title changed hands. Fort a time it appeared that the Bat never would be able to throw an other punch. A series of compli cated operations, which resulted In 114 stitches being taken in his hands, were required to patch up the broken maul ies. That was more than two years ago After they had healed the hands seemed as good as ever, but after every fight they were very, very sore. Always In Battallno’s mind was the fear that he might crack them up again He became a mauler. No longer did he turn loose those murderous punches for the chin. So it went until last Summer, when the champion finally discovered that he could drop a punch on an opponent's chin with every ounce of his power behind it without any damage to his hands So Bat began to let them go again. Re dropped Freddy Miller twice In their fight in Cincinnati. He put Earl Mastro on the floor three times He knocked out Bushy Graham in the first round after Bushy previously had taken a decision over him. His "cannons" are loaded again. WITH his punch returned to him, Battalino is a different fellow. A year ago he was a rather sour sort unless you knew him well. All an in terviewer could get out of him was a grunted yes or no. Now he is an "ear bender,” full of gab. The champion’s style has undergone a sweeping change. Instead of rushing to close quarters and mauling away in a determined but not very entertaining fashion, he has become something of a long-range sharpshooter. Bat still likes to smash away at an opponent's body Inside, but he takes a full cut at the other fellow's chin, too, as he goes in. He has resurrected his cld shift, out of which he fires a heavy left to the head or body He even look* good In the gymnasium. With the return of his punch. Batta lino Is aiming at the lightweight title. He thinks that if he can flatten Singer, Canzoneri will have to give him a shot at the 135-pound honors. Betting Is Even. I By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. December 11.—That one-time idol of the Bronx. A1 Singer, gets another chance to night to regain lost prestige when he sucks up against the game and will ing Christopher (Bat) Battalino, feath erweight champion, in a 10-round non title bout topping the annual Christ mas fund show in Madison Square Garden. Singer despite knockout defeats by Jimmy McLarnin and Tony Canzoneri In his last two major appearances, ruled no worse than an even money choice against Battalino today. Whatever the betting odds, the fact remains that they come no touglie' than Battalino. The featherweight champion, one of the most active of flstic title holders, has been invincible at the class limit with the crown at sUke Kid Chocolate. Fidel Labarba and Eddie Shea all tried to blast the title out of the Hartford boy's grip with no success. In Battalino's case and out of con sideration for the charity aspect of the show', the New York State Athletic Commission waived its rule that cham pions must defend their titles each time they appear in New York State. Battalino was obtained as a last-minute substitute for Kid Chocolate, after the Cuban Negro's recent arrest. 120 YEARS AGO IN THE STAR. MONG names mentioned in Boat •—■ Club Gossip by William B. Laub, jr.. are Emmor L. Wilson, Harrington Barker, Clarence E. Ingling, W. A Adams, E. W. Sherier, E W. Simpson. Frank Meyers, W. J. IngTam, J, E Battenfield. William R. Adams, C W. Bartlett, F. H. 3yma noskie. H. A. Heitmuller, J. P. Welcker, Judge Luke C. Strider, Judge George C. Aukum, M. E. Robey, Frank T. Rawlings, Dr. Emory A Bryant, Lyman F. Hewlns, Eugene Hartley and S. J. Kuble. Interior and Agriculture Depart ments will send their chess teams against each other at the Capital City Chess and Checker Club. Walker, captain of the Interior team, and former District cf Columbia champion, will select players from R. F Lovell. W. R. Pratt, J W Byler, J. C. Boykin, M. B Landers, C. J. Spencer and E S. Glascock. Roberts of the Aggies will pick a team from L. B. Zapoleon, C. H. Stephenson, G. H. Parks. N. C. Murray. F. Hunt ington and Prof. Hitchcock. Two Y. M. C. A. teams, Stalwarts and “Y" Regulars, were victors in Washington City Basket Ball League games, the former beating Memorial A. C. and the latter Rosedale Play ground. Players were: Stalwarts— Hurssche, Dreyenstock, McLaren, Helmuth. Eliason Memorial—Mc Hale, Murphv, Node, Schombert, Barry. “Y" Regulars—Miller, Hall, Valk. McDonald, Allwine. McKay. Rosedale Playground—Foster, Bontz, Rhodes. Lewis, Kehl, Holmes, Crown and Clements. Clutch Control For All Cars. I.$.JULLIINJNc 1443 P St. N.W. 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CHICAGO, December 11 —The business of sifting a light heavyweight boxing champion from a batch of 34 aspirants, will begin tonight at the Chicago StJ dium in the opening round of the Na tional Boxing Association's elimination tournament. The tournament became necessary, as far as the N. B A. was concerned, when Maxie Rosenbloom of New York, failed to defend the title during the time limit prescribed by the association Forty-four 175-pounders signed up, and after those who were not deemed i —.. ... > Fistic Battles By th« Associated Press CLEVELAND.—Ernie Schaaf, Boston, stopped Frankie Simms, Cleveland <3»; Lou Brouillard, world welterweight champion, defeated Paul Pirrone, Cleve land. foul (7), non-title: Johnny Farr, Cleveland, outpointed Santiago Zorilla, San Francisco (8); Billy Wallace, Cleveland, knocked out Frankie Bo jarskl, Erie, Pa. (4). TACOMA. Wash.—Battling Dossier. San Francisco, outpointed Jimmy Britt, Tacoma (8); Red Barbour. Seattle, knocked out Tim Regan, St Paul (5). PERU, Ind —Chuck Wiggins. Indian anolis stopped Pat Freeman, Louis ville (3). TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—Sammy (Kid) Slaughter Terre Haute, stopped Haakon Hansen. Norway (10): Harold Farris, Terre Haute, outpointed Jimmy Hughes, Clinton, Ind. (8). capable and those who had failed to poet forfeits, were culled out, 54 re mained . Ten of the 34 will go Into the hopper tonight, providing five bouts at eight rounds An unusual feature of tonight's card is that there will be five winners. Maj. Gen. John V. Clinnin, chairman of the Illinois State Athletic Commis sion and president of the N B A., has decreed that there must be no draw decisions. The 10 who go Into action tonight are Da\*e Maier, Milwaukee, and Roy Wil liams, Chicago; Harry Ebbets, Brook lyn, and Willie Oster, Boston; Humberto Curi, Argentina, and Clyde Chastain, Dallas, Tex.; Baxter Calmes. Wichita, Kans., and Mario Campi, Italy, and Billy Jones, Philadelphia, and Owen Phelps, Phoenix, Aflz. It had been reported that the win ner of the tournament would meet Rosenbloom for the title, but Gen. Clin nin declared that Rosenbloom was not being considered. The survivor of the tournament will be declared the title holder and will be given a champion ship belt by the N. B A. What the winner does after that will be his own business. There will be no feature spot on the card, a drawing for positions being scheduled for today at trie weighing-ln. The next crew of 10 will be in action one week from tonight. -— m . -. BILLINGS TIGER CAPTAIN Pittsburgher Picked to Lead 1932 Princeton Foot Ball Team. PRINCETON, N. J., December 11 (/P).—Frederic T. Billings, ’33. of Pitts burgh. has been elected captain of the 1932 Princeton foot ball team. Billings, a regular guard for two | seasons, played in all Tiger games this Pall, except that against Michigan, when he was recovering from a con | cussion suffered in the tilt with Navy. He also is a member of the wrestling I team. “C” CLUB PLANS FETE Annual Banquet Will Be Held at Racquet Club December 23. The annual banquet of the "C” Club , of Central High School will be held December 23, at 8 p.m., at the Racquet Club. All members of the club are invited. An interesting program is being ar ranged by a committee headed by , Sylvan King. HYATTSVILLE BOWLS RICHMOND PIN TEAM Juniors to Roll at Home and -on Virginia Drives—Company F Basketers Lose. ~ • HYATTSVILLE, Md., December 11.— Hyattsville Juniors will entertain Rich mond Juniors on the Arcade bowling drives here tomorrow night, starting at 8 o'clock. Later, the Hyattsville rollers will go to Richmond for the Anal phase of the match. Hyattsville's team will be picked from Fiddles Holland, Leonard Smith, Har wood Naylor, Bob Temple, Douglas George and Pats Holts. A postponed match between Col legiates and Company F, tied for first place in Section 1 of the Prince Georges County Duckpin Association, will be rolled on the Arcade alleys tomorrow night at 7 o'clock. A rally in the last two minutes car- ^ ried St. Stephen's tossers of Washing ton to a 23-20 win over Company F, National Guard, quint on the armory court here last night. It wras the Soldiers’ first regular game. Company F led 9-5 at the half. Jack Williams was most consistent on at tack for Company F. The Guardsmen will play Takoma Business Men’s team Sunday afternoon at the armory at 3 o'clock. Lieut Hugh McClay Is booking games for Company F for Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons at Hyattsville 521-J after 6 p.m. Hyattsville Business Men’s foot ball team has ended its season with a record of three wins, two defeats and one tie. After dropping its first two games the eleven Improved markedly. It Is plan ned to continue the team next Fall Clark Owlngs served as manager and played quarterback. - ■ .. MEET AT NOTRE DAME. SOUTH BEND. Ind., December 11 (A>).—The Central Intercollegiate Con ference indoor track championship meet will be held In the Notre Dame field house March 11-12. Lafayette and Dartmouth have scheduled a gTid game for 1932. Dempsey’s Fettle Causes Surprise By the Associated Press. ST. PAUL, Minn., December 11.— Tommy Gibbons, retired St. Paul boxer, thinks Jack Dempsey today looks nearer the condition he was in when the local man fought him at Shelby, Mont., eight years ago than at any time since. Gibbons expressed that opinion after watching Dempsey, former world heavyweight champion, work out here in preparation for an ex hibition boxing program tonight. ' I was pleased and surprised to find Dempsey down to fighting trim,” said Gibbons, who lost a 15-round decision to Jack at Shelby, and who w'as the only opponent to escape a knockout by Dempsey from the time he won the title from Jess Willard until he lost it to Gene Tunney. Dempsey tonight is scheduled to box one round each with Angus Mc Donald, Winnipeg, and Jack Roper. Chicago, and two rounds with Art Lasky, Minneapolis, MAKES OLYMPIC PLANS France to Send Team of Not More Than 90 to U. S. PARIS, December 11 (/p\—The French Olympic Committee has decided that France would participate in not more than 14 events on the Olympic prrgram for 1932. France definitely will participate in 13 sports, track and field, rowing, box ing, cycling, fencing, riding, wrestling, swimming, weight lifting, figure skating, skiing, shooting and yachting. Final decision with regard to the pentathlon will be made later. Teams will be chosen in June The total delegation from France will not exceed 90 persons. OLYMPIC ICE TRIALS Meet in New York Will Be Held as National Figure Skating Affair. NEW YORK, December 11 (#).—The 1932 national figure skating cham pionships, which also will serve as Olympic tryouts, are to be held in New York City December 27 and 28 at the Ice Club Skating Rink and Madison Square Garden. Collins Thinks Kick-Off Tee W ould Lessen Gridiron Danger SHOULD the Foot Ball Rule! Committee decide this Winter to decree the use again of the tee in kick-offs, many Injuries in scholastic foot ball games here will ' be avoided. In the opinion of John i Paul Collins, president and treasurer I of the Interhigh Athletic Association ; and assistant principal of Eastern High : School. Collins points out that the few se vere injuries suffered in the 1931 pub lic high school title series occurred on the kick-off play, as the result cf the wedge formed by the attacking team Use of the tee would mean a higher and longer kick making formation of the wedge impossible most of the time, he says. One of the objections to the use of the tee was that the ball was fre quently kicked over the goal line, but Collins believes that this might be remedied by kicking off from the 35 yard line instead of the 40. With the tee in use the scholastics would have to master the art of block ing, cne of the difficult things of the game to learn, Collins points out. J. Kip Edwards, prominent in sports circles here and a close student of foot ball, has an Interesting idea on this kick-off business. He believes that it should be eliminated and that cne team should be given the ball on its 20-yard line at the start of the game and the other the oval on its 20-yard stripe at the start of the second half. If St. Alban's School next Fall Is to turn out a foot ball team comparable to the crack eleven which represented it this year, the coaches will have to do much rebuilding, as 8 of the 17 letter winners during the campaign just closed are slated to be lost by graduation. Those to be missing are Bits Chesley, retiring captain; Bayne and Guy Castle, Bowdoin Craignill, Bob Fletcher, Ned Shippen, Conway Thom and Frark Sterrett. This group was awarded let ters at the annual banquet in honor of the foot ball team along with the fol lowing who are listed to return to school: Bob Lorton of Tulsa, Okla., who was chosen captain: Page Cornwell, Leech Cracraft, Eric Rafter, Bill Stuart Jim Keeble, John McGee, Jim Davis and Rodney Smith. Manager Charlie Zurhorst also was awarded the Insignia. Bill Bates of near Philadelphia was elected manager of the 1932 eleven by the athletic association of which Ches ley is president. Capt.-elect Lorton, a halfback, will be playing his fourth year on the Cathe dral School team next season, when he i will be a senior. Under direction of Head Coach A. R. : Middleton, assisted by B. H. Jarman and Rev. James Henderson, the St. Al i ban eleven won five games, tied one and lost one this year for one of the most successful seasons a Cathedral School , eleven ever has enjoyed. Victories over St Christopher, Christ Church School and Georgetown Prep, arch foes, were particularly sweet. Business High’s basketers are to go over to Ballston, Va., today to face the Washington-Lee High quint. Central’s swimmers have an engage ment this afternoon with Baltimore Friends natators in the Central tank Competition will begin at 3:30 o’clock. Central opened Its season last Pridsy with a 41—34 win over the Baltimore City College "Ash.” ——--• - ■ . 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