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Majors Justified in Reducing Salaries, National League President Contends
BURDEN IDO GREAT
Says Clubs, Losing Heavily,
Should Have Cut Wages
Some Years Ago.
BT WALTER TRUMBULL.
NEW YORK, January 29.—
“Why did the leagues agree |
to attempt a general re
duction of salaries?’’ said j
John Heydler, president of the
National League. “That's an easy
question to answer. Present-day
salaries are all out of line.
“Many of the clubs haven't
been making money in the fat
years. How can they be expected
to make money under present
conditions?
“Salaries should have come down two
or three years ago. But it has now
reached a point where club owners, out
side of the comparatively few' rich clubs, J
can no longer stagger along under the
load.
“I can remember," continued Heydler, ,
“when general admission was 75 cents
and the top salary was $3,000. That
was a good many years ago. Yet grand
stand admission is only a dollar today
and players' salaries have mounted
until, in some cases, the sky's the limit.
"Some clubs in the league play on
leased land. There are instances where
the taxes have increased to such .an
extent that they are considerably more
than the rent."
Here he probably was referring to
such clubs as the Giants, Phillies,
Braves and Cards, although we under- j
stand that the St. Louis club pays rent
but no taxes.
Spend Fortune on Stadiums.
“The clubs have spent a fortune on
big stadiums and upkeep.” Heydler re
sumed. "but vou must remember thjit
they do not fill those big stadiums ex
cept on certain Sundays and holidays
and unless they are up in the race.
Second-division clubs rarely fill them.”
This sounds logical. Second division
clubs have just about managed to
break even for several years and some
clubs in the first division have made
little or no money. It is well known
that the last good year, for example,
that Pittsburgh had was in 1927. when
the Pirates won the pennant. Brooklyn
made some money in fourth place, but
Brooklyn had an extremely colorful
club and was well situated. |
A club which is seventh or eighth:
In the standing rarely can make money,!
even in New York. The visiting club
gets approximately 25 per cent of the
general admission, taking no part of
the extra charge made for reserved
seats or boxes. But a club low' in the
league standing doesn’t draw well in
New' York or in any other city. It
draws pretty well at home when it is
playing the leaders, but that is all.
Always After More.
“Another thing.” said Heydler, “is
that, when a man first comes to the
big league he gets an increase over
his minor league salary. But each
year he naturally expects a raise. Now
he probably reaches his peak within
seven vears and then commences to
slip a ‘little. But he expects an in
crease just the same and. even when
he slips badly, it is hard to cut a man
who has given the club years of faith
ful service.”
The average salary of a man coming
up from the minors probably runs from
*3.500 to $5,000. In addition there is
a purchase price and, if the man is a
bust, there frequently is nothing to be
done about it.
• Then,” said Heydler. “there is the
question of trying to balance the
league, of making a good race and the
question of sportsmanship. The poorer
clubs can't afford to pay the salaries
the rich clubs can. They carnot suc
cessfully bid for star minor leaguers.
And, if they do get a star, he is dis
satisfied. He knows that a rich club
would be willing to buy him and pay
hint more than his own club can af
ford."
Brought on Farm System.
This situation probably is what led
to the farm system. When, for in
stance. Sam Breadon got the Cards,
he is said to have lost about $55,000
■ in his third year of ownership. He
found that he could not buy players
to strengthen his team, so he de
termined to develop them. The St.
Louis Nationals now have one of the
.greatest base ball farm systems ever
put together.
"Base ball,” said Heydler, is a na
tional sport, but it also is a business
and it certainly is not inspiring to
stockholders when a club pays out more
than it takes in. There has been a
reduction of overhead in almost every
other business and it is only reasonable
that base ball also should endeavor to
put itself on a profit-making basis.
“And I believe that the players real
ize this. I have seen a lot of stuff
concerning 'holdouts,' but I haven t
seen it in my office. In our league, the
signed contracts are coming in re
markablv well. There are few holdouts
and I don't believe there w-ill be many.
Remember that base ball training
cames furnish free meals and lodging.
That should be an inducement this
year.”
(Copyright. 1932. by the North American
Newspaper Alliance, Inc.)
SLIGO ROLLS TO FRONT
Beats Phone Men to Lead Section 2
in Prince Georges.
HYATTSVILLE. January 28.—Sligo
tollers today are out in front by onc
half game in seetlon 2 of the Prince
Georges County Duckpin Association as
the result of capturing two out cf
Uhree games from the Chesapeake &
J'otomac Telephone Co. Construction
team last night on the Arcade alleys
trrre.
Prior to the match Sligo was tied
for the lead with Washington Sub
urban Sanitary District Survey.
John Joy of the winners had high
Bet with 335 and Crandell, also of
Bligo, shot 154 for high game.
Alexandria Notes
_ . i
ALEXANDRIA, Va„ January 29.—
Praters' Five won its seventh stra ght
and kept its record clean last night
bv polishing off the Fredericksburg Col
legians, 23 to 21, at Fredericksburg.
The locals trailed through the major
portion of the contest, but came back
fn the fourth quarter and went into the
lead on the shooting of ‘‘Doc” Drelfus
and ‘ Bottles” West.
-- \
A return game between the Quantico
Marines and the Columbia Engine Com
pany cagers, who staged a stirring
battle here two nights ago with the for
mer capturing the game by a 1-pomt ,
margin, will be played at Quantico early
next month.
Alexandria High is expecting a tough
battle tomorrow' night with St. John's
School of Washington at 8:30 in Armory
Hail. _
The Methodists’ sextet of Fredericks
burg will play Alexandria High girls
Jt«re February 5 at Armory Hall.
*
Boyle, Outfielder
Accepts Contract
PRESIDENT GRIFFITH is open
ing plenty of mail at the Wash
ington base ball club headquar
ters these days, but thus far this
week has found only one signed
contract among the many missives
at hand. In yesterday's assortment
the prexy discovered the papers of
Ralph Boyle, outfielder bought last
Fall from the Baltimore club of the
International League.
Boyle is the eleventh of 27 play
ers on the Nationals' roster to ac
cept terms for the 1932 campaign.
Senses Danger for World
Champs Everywhere, but
Fans Are Hopeful.
By the Associated Press.
ST. LOUIS, January 29.—In the j
old days when the University of!
Chicago had crack foot ball
teams, Stagg feared Purdue.
Now that the St. Louis Cardinals are j
world champions. Branch Rickey fears
practically the whole National League.
Unwilling to be beaten even in the
matter of bear stories, the Card busi
ness manager, who has won a reputa
tion for judging base ball talent, as
sumed a worried expression when a
reporter visited his office.
"I’m sincere about it,” he insisted.
"There are aspects about the coming
season that worry me no little.
"New York, of course, is the club I
fear most."
However, Rickey contends that
“several” other clubs must be classified
as "dangerous, potential pennant win
ners."
"I might as well unmask Rogers
Hornsby right here and now," Rickey
continued. "Hornsby is spreading
propaganda designed to create ttie im
pression, especially in Chicago, that the
Cubs have no chance to finish first.
"That's not his true belief. He
thinks sure as shooting that his pitch
ing staff is going to win a pennant.”
Then there are the Dodgers. "With
Max Carey developing speed and a
smart attack, they may have to be
reckoned with clear to the finish,
Rickey said
All in all, a gloomy outlook for the
Cardinals, as Rickey describes it. But
♦ he fans aren't quite so despondent.
They still have visions of beating out
the Cincinnati Reds.
LEGIONNAIRES SHINE
IN BOXING EXHIBTIONS
Take Four of Seven Bouts at Con
gressional Country Club—Zmk
ham Wins Feature.
American Legion boxers won four of
the seven exhibitions that featured the
monthly smoker last night at the Con
gressional Country Club.
In the ton-spot scrap LeRoy Zink
ham of Ritz A. C. of Baltimore knocked
out Marion Brooks, Charlottesville (Vir
ginia > School for Boys, welterweight, in
the first round.
Jack Baxter, Legion welter and Tech
High foot ball player, easily defeated
Stan Criellieski of Havre de Grace by
decision in three rounds in the main
preliminary.
In other encounters, all at three
rounds. Ernest Grissett, Legion, defeated
Cv Williams, Baltimore; Angelo Bra
deriol, Baltimore, defeated Don Bridges,
Legion; Frank Hosza, Baltimore, de
feated Joe Swetnam Legion; Ralph
Smith, Legion, defeated Lou Volta, Bal
timore. and Harrv Hass. Legion, de
feated Nick Frachitta, Baltimore.
-•
TURF BODY BANKRUPT
Custodian Appointed for Operating
Group at Devonshire Track.
TORONTO, Ontario, January 29
(/P).—Western Racing Association, Ltd.,
which operates Devonshire Park race
course at Windsor, Ontario, has been
adjudged bankrupt.
The Trust and Guarantee Company,
Ltd., has been appointed custodian of
the Racing Association’s estate.
Basket Ball Tips
Here's a clever bit of basket ball
strategy that the Minnesota Gophers
are using in their Conference bat
tles: Right guard (5) has the ball
on a floor play. He shoots it ahead
to right forward (3) as the latter
breaks toward him. No 5 rushes
at full speed around 3 and the
latter pivots as though to hand him
the ball. Instead, he makes a back
hand pass to his center (1).
Just as 3 fakes this pass to 5, left
guard (4) cuts down the opposite
sideline for the basket. At the
same moment, left forward (2) ■*
swings back to block off 4's op
ponent. This move brings 4 into
the open space at the left of the
basket, just as 1 receives the back
handed pass from 3. So 1 relays
the ball to 4 for a close-up shot.
(Copyright. 1932.) •
IN A. A. U. TOURNEY
/
Sunday School Loop Teams
Also to Compete in Big
Basket Ball Meet.
ALL teams of the District Amateur
Basket Ball League sponsored
by the Boys’ Club, and the some
dozen teams which use the club
court, will enter the District A, A. U.
championships, which will open at Tech
High March 1, it has been announced.
Most of the teams in the big Sunday
School League, an unlimited-class loop,
also will compete.
Rockville girls, who won the junior
title last season, will play in the senior
division this year.
Mercury A. C. will go to Fort Wash
ington tonight to face the post team
there at 8 o'clock. Mercury players are
to gather at Seventh and F streets
southwest at 6:45.
No games are scheduled tonight in
section A of the Community Center
League, but in section B Phi Delta Zeta
will meet Washington Aces at 8 o’clock,
and Petworth Mets and Census Federals
will face about an hour later on the
Macfarland Junior High School court.
Howitzer Giants will meet Fredericks
burg Elks Sunday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock on the Kensington Armory court.
Chevy Chase Grays and Census are
slated to face at 2:30 and Swann’s
Service will meet an opponent to be
announced at 1:30.
SECOND-HALF play in the 12-team
Sunday School Basket Ball League
will cDen tomorrow night when Eld
brocke M. E., which won first-half hon
ors. will engage First Brethren. Trinity
will meet Douglas. United Brethren will
face Calvarv M. E.. Petworth will have
it out with Mount Vernon. Calvary Bap
tist will meet Kenilworth and Cal’, ary
Drakes will mix with Atonement.
First-half standing:
Eldbrooke M E .
Trinity M E .
Mount Vernon M. E.
United Brethren .
Kenilworth Pres. ••
Petworth M. E.
Calvary Bsd Drakes.
Calvarv M. E .
Atonemen’ Intheran .
Doualos ME .
Pl-.t Brethren
Calvary Ban T. P .
Knights of Columbus and Saks
Clothiers will face tonight at 8 o'clock
on the D. C. National Guard court.
It will be the first clash this season be
tween the teams.
In Government League games tonight
at Bolling Field. Bureau of Investiga
tion will meet Interior at 8 o'clock, and
Bolling Field and Union Printers will
clash.
UNITED TYPEWRITER GRAYS and
Virginia A. C. have an engagement
tonight at 8:45 o'clock on the Lee
Jackson High School court. Crusaders
and United Typewriter Grays are to
face in a girls' game at 7:45.
Results last night:
Crescents, 50: Saranacs. 23; Potomac
Boat Club, 39: Heuric’n-Logan, 31.
(Community Center League.)
Saks. 49: Aztecs. 28.
Delaware & Hudson, 47; Arcadians,
18
Shade Shop, 36; Capital Awning
Aces, 12.
Fort Myer. 42; Potomac A. C. 2,.
K. of C. Boys Club, 33; Washington
Boys Club. 21. _
ic. of C. Boys Club, 34; Congress
Heights, 18.
Takoma Business Men, 30; Kenil
worth, 27. .
Paramount. 63: Terminal Y, 20.
Marlons, 38; Terminal Y, 14
Coast Artillery. 26; Battery C. 6^
Sacred Heart, 35; St. Anthony, 22.
First Baptist, 62; Army War College,
31
interstate Commerce Commission, 34;
Marines, 12. . , , ...
Y Eagles. 26: Congress Heights. 15.
Y Eagles, 67; Epiphany Juniors, 23.
Lambda Sigma. 21; Sigma Tau
Lambda. 20. .
Fairlawn. 35; Kenwood, 21; Fair
lawn, 32; Interstate, 17.
These teams want games:
Capitol Towers Pharmacy, with no
and 130 pound teams having courts.
Atlantic 4100.
Brentwood Hawks, for tomorrow
night. Manager Simpson, Decatur
6392. between 5 and 7 p m.
Fort Washington, unlimited oppon
ents. Lieut. Bidwell. Alexandria 1245.
Auroras, 130 or 145 pound team, for
Monday night. Georgia 1296-J.
Falrlawn, 145-pound teams. Eddie
Holland, Cleveland 4645, after 6.30
^ Congress Heights Epworth League,
115-pound teams having courts. Lin
coln 1101. , , «., •
Centennials, 145-pound teams. Klein,
Georgia 1774-J. . ...
Times-Herald, Tuesday Rights with
unlimited teams. Bob Rehboltz Dis
trict 5260, branch 289, between 9 and
5 o’clock.
fowling Standings
MEN’S AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
LEAGLE.
Team. W.jL.g T.P.H.O Hit Avg^
s#r:-||||!II!
N^s'raUonv. 15114 ;7
Cropd Estimates. ?°5 11 M 858 ^ ™-5
Individual Leaders.
High averages—Dixon, 114-23: Palmer. 119.
Barber. 109-3; Lewis. 107-17: McClure. 107-< .
High games—Dixon. 166: Huntington, 154,
Park 152: Palmer. 145: Lewis. 144.
High sets—Dixon, 437; Rohrman 393, Bar
ber, 369; Palmer, 366: McClure, 365.
DYNAMITE LEAGUE.
W. L. HG. H.S. St. SP.
Wrecking Crew.. 37 11 548 1.552 96 365
Tobacco Scraps . 35 13 542 1.530 <7 3o8
Sand Blowers.... 32 16 547 1.530 62 (Do
Little Potatoes... 32 16 545 1.541 69 3-8
ai«a Ram . 27 21 553 1,586 on oou
Sib kTi" 27 ft 563 1.622 76 355
Drl Kleeners ••••24 24 542 1.509 80 339
Hill Billies. 24 24 528 1,534 71 303
Blow Hards . 23 25 537 1.506 57 318
Pm Busters . 20 28 503 1.426 51 245
Alibi Artists .... 17 31 539 1.480 65 301
Wild Birds . . 17 31 514 1,459 56 285
Swiss Navy ... .. 11 37 506 1.435 71 228
Come Backs .... 10 38 496 1.409 58 260
Season Records.
High individual game—Chipouras (Dri
Kleeners). 153. _ , .
High individual set—Pomeroy (Wrecking
High fiat game—Robey (Lab Katz). 95. .
High individual average—Chipouras (Dri
Kleeners). 109-43. , ,,, ,
Prize winners lor the week: High game—
1 Wilcox (Blow Hards), 136. High set—Ryan
(Lab Katz). 335.
Pin Honor Roll Last Night
League. High Ind. Game. High Ind. Game. High Team Game. High Team Set.
A, G. O. Women's. Purdy .106 Wassman ... 290 Bombardment 447 Pursuit Gro 1.287
Agricultural .Lyons .142 Lyons . 394 Interfcureau ..575 Economics .. 1.631
Automotive. Davidson .... 165 Davidson ....394 L. P. Steuart 596 L. P Steuart 1.72S
Commercial .Palmer .136 Johnson . 360 Wonder Bre d 588 Wonder Br'd 1.674
Federal Women's. .Fleming .135 Fleming . 336 Agriculture .. 514 Agriculture . 1.474
Interior DcDt.Ganna .124 Ganna . 343 Indians .561 G. H. 1.1-554
Intercollegiate .Burns .135 Charest .361 Michigan .... 550 Michigan ... l.aeJ
Masonic .Gray .139 Tomoras .... 379 Naval . 595 King David.. .64,
Pub. Hit. Women's .Cooke.117 Heffleflnger... 308 Pirates . 475 Climbers .... 1-3-3
Vet. Bur. Women's .Holland .118 Harter . 305 Nitwit. 479 Nitwits ..... l-34«
War Dent .Tay'r & Ho’n 141 Hohman ..... 364 Construction. 566 Fort Humo s. 1.806
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Chips From the Mapleways
-BY FRANCIS E. STAN—
HE dynamic figure of Johnny
Hiser, No. 1 ranking bowler of
the District, has been respon
sible in a large measure for the
huge number of entries lined up for
j the second annual Maryland-Virginia
| Suburban Sweepstakes, to start Satur
day at Bethesda, but the absence of
(this pin star, who last year established
| a new high average record for the
District League with a pace of over 121,
; will be conspicuous in the suburban
classic.
Hiser, who was painfully injured in
an automobile accident a couple of
years ago. has been able to do little
bowling this year and may be forced
to give up the game for the rest of the
season. In spite of excruciating pains
which accompanied his efforts, Hiser
won the coveted ranking last year, but
this season, his arm unable to stand
the strain due to the after-effects of
the crash, his game collapsed.
After rolling two blocks in the How
ard Campbell Sweepstakes. Henry was
forced to drop out, and those 10 strings
may be the Bethesda ace's last efforts
of the season. Hiser is hopeful of re
turning to the drives in a couple of
months after a complete rest, but
: whether he will be abie to get up his
usual gallop ;s doubtful.
At any rate, he will not be able to
compete for the title which he perhrps
prizes the most—the Suburban Stakes—
but he at least has given his best to
the classic in a promotion way.
BETWEEN 50 and 60, according to
Hiser, will be in the field Saturday
when the stakes gets under way on
the Bethesda drives. Should half a
hundred plunk down the $10 entry fee
the purse, after the cost of games has
been subtracted, would be in the neigh
borhood of $350, 35 per cent of which
will go to the winner.
Second place will pay 25 per cent,
while third and fourth places will be
good for 20 and 10 per cent. In addi
tion, 10 per cent will be awarded for
the high game and set of each of the
three blocks. After Saturday’s opening
block at Bethesda. the event will con
tinue the following Saturday at College
Park and wind up a week later at
Clarendon.
FEW duckpin events overshadow the
Suburban Stakes in class, as many
of the best pinmen in the South
Atlantic section hail from nearby Mary
land and Virginia.
The probable list of entries follows:
Oscar Hiser, Ollie Webb, Astor Clarke,
Perce Wolfe, Charlie Walson, Jack
Wolstenholme, Howard Parsons, Chet
Lindstrom, Oscar Swain, Ray Huffman,
Joe Harris, Henry Eromley, Jack Tal
bert, Sam Corcoran, Bert Lynn, Bob
Shanklin, Bob Temple, Dick Cross,
Boots Halloran, Hugh Waldrop, Ray
Ward, Chet Lilley. Hugh Crawley, Cecil
Aylor, Ken Gaither, Pat Holt, George
Isemann, Richard Reely, Morris Belt,
George Ashcroft. Bill Brown, Gene
Magruder, Jim and Gene Raney, Joe
Callan, Dave Burrows, Ray Parks. Bill
Miller. Tom Davidson. Jim Callan,
Walt Bogley and George Linkins.
OLLIE WEBB won the crown last
year In one of bowling's most
stirring finishes. Needing a score
Fistic Battles
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO.—Jackie Fields, Los Angeles,
outpointed Lou Brouillard, world welter
weight champion (10). lor title; Franta
Nekolny, Czechoslovakia, and Jackie
Brady, Syracuse, N. Y„ drew (10);
Billy Jones, Philadelphia, stopped Bat
tling Bozo, Birmingham, Ala., (9);
George Nichols, Buffalo, outpointed Lou
Scczza, Buffalo (10).
McKEESPORT, Pa.—Davey Grove,
Pittsburgh, outpointed Frankie Bauer,
Cleveland (10); Johnny Chiodo, Johns
town, Pa., stopped Young Terry, Akron,
Ohio (2).
TACOMA, Wash.—Les Bain, Tacoma,
outpointed Kim Albertson, Detroit (6).
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Young Tom
my, Manila, outpointed Newsboy Brown,
Los Angeles (io), to win California
bantamweight championship.
TROUSERS
To Match Your Odd Coats
EISEMAN’S, 7th & F
-r~iwtom
i of 142 in his final game to beat Astor
Clarke, Webb shot that score to the
pin, winning by a single stick.
THIRTEEN Washingtonians todayj
are nearing Willimantic, Conn., for i
the intercity battle between the !
Connecticut Blue Ribbons and the
Temple AU-stars, who will replace the
National Pale Drys as opponents of
the Ribbons.
Although Lew Hopfenmaier did not
send his team to the battle, several of
the Pale Drys are going to participate
in the Eastern Sweepstakes, which will
be held Saturday in Willimantic. The
: intercity match will be held tonight.
Those who left yesterday or early
i this morning for the North were How
ard Campbell, Red Megaw, Astor
Clarke, Ollie Pacini, Bradley Mandley,
George Isemann, A1 Fischer. Chester
Bild, Jack Wolstenholme. Joe Harri
son, Eddie Espey, Paul Harrison and
Mooney Lynn.
All except Lynn will take part in
the Eastern Sweepstakes, of which
Mandley is the defending champion.
The Temple All-Stars probably will be
selected from the following: Megaw,
Pacini, Mandley, Paul Harrison, Astor
Clarke, A1 Fischer and Chester Bild.
WASHINGTON BOXERS
PUT ON BENEFIT CARD
Three Picked for Prelim Bouts,
Completing Program of Show
at Alexandria.
ALEXANDRIA, January 29.—Thirty
rounds of classy fighting will mark the
Marty Gallagher-Natie Brown featured
card to be presented by the Alexandria
Day Nursery Athletic Association in
Portner’s Arena here Tuesday night,
it was announced today by Matchmaker
Frankie Mann.
The program was completed with the
booking of two four-round preliminaries
between Billy Essinger and Jack
j Lamar, Washington lightweights, and
Soldier Clark of Fort Washington and
Marino Marini of the Capital City.
Following the two preliminaries will
come a six-round prelim between Patsy
Lewis. Baltimore lightweight, and
Frankie McKenna of Washington: the
eight-round semi-wmdup between Lew
Raymond, high-ranking Baltimore
welter, and Sammy Braunstein, Marine
scrapper, and the eight-round feature
between Gallagher and Brown,
Gallagher, under the direction of Dan
Carroll of Boston, his manager, is train
ing strenuously for the fight with Brown
I and is expected to weigh in between 200
and 202 pounds.
COLUMBUS BOLSTERS
Russo and Mirman Join Ring Team
for Meet With W. & J.
Boxers who failed to appear with Co
lumbus University in the City College :
of New York bouts recently will be
available next Thursday night when!
Washington and Jefferson’s leather art
ists are opposed at the Strand Theater.
Johnny Russo, fast moving welter
weight, and Gus Mirman, slugging light |
heavy, are to make their respective j
1932 bows.
Suffer no longer from
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LEVINSKY, BAER FIGHT
FOR ALTERNATE POST
New York Bout Tonight First of
Series to Pick Possible Sub
for Heavy Title Go.
By the Associated Pres3.
NEW YORK, January 29.—King Le
vinsky and Max Baer, two of the
younger—and more amusing—heavy
weights of the day, will collide in the
10-round feature at Madison Square
Garden tonight.
Baer, a little more serious about the
game than he was when he first ap
peared here a year ago, rules a 6-to-5
favorite over Levinsky.
It's a bit hard to justify these odds,
however. Levinsky. after giving Primo
Camera a close fight at Chicago, came
East and handed Tommy Loughran a
terrific beating, flooring the cagey
Philadelphia veteran three times en
route to the decision. He followed this
unexpected triumph with a close-de
cision win over Paulino Uzcudun.
Baer has improved greatly since his
first visit here, when he was beaten
both by Loughran and Ernie Schaaf
and won over Tom Heeney only because
the veteran New Zealander failed to
hear Referee Jack Dempsey's count of
'TO'' after he had been pushed from
the ring. His last victory was a clean
cut decision over Johnny Risko.
To give the boys something to shoot
at, Promoter Jimmy Johnston has called
tonight's fight the first of a series to
produce a fitting alternate for Max
Schemling or Jack Sharkey, who are to
fight for the heavyweight title June 16.
WRESTLING AT Y. M. C. A.
Home Team Will Engage Gallaudet
Saturday Night.
Gallaudet and Y. M. C. A. wrestlers
will oppose Saturday night in the Gal
laudet gymnasium in a program of 10
bouts. The Y grapplers recently
scored over Hagerstown Y.
Before the mat matches, a basket
ball game between the Aloha Lltes and
Athlisos will be played.
An admission fee of 25 cents will be
charged.
ROMANO RING WINNER
Nixon and Shaboo Draw in Mat
Feature at Medics' Show.
Sammy Romano defeated Bill Simp
son at boxing In the lightweight divi
sion and George Nixon and Eddie
Shaboo wrestled to a draw in the fea
ture contests of the ring and mat card
that marked the Athletic night pro
gram of the Army Medical Center last
night in the Red Cross Building.
In other boxing exhibitions Lefty Bell
won on a foul over Nick Stipetic, Speed
Hantz defeated Red Wright and Man
cine defeated Junkers.
George Bills downed John Danko and
Lu Auble scored over Bob Smith in
other wrestling tilts.
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Collegiate Grade
By the Associated Press.
AMES, Iowa, January 29.—Ping
pong came into its own here
today as a recognized sport for
college athletes.
A tournament was started at Iowa
State College, to continue until Feb
ruary 11, when all the 40 entrants
will have played every other con
testant and winners will be crowned
the school's ping pong champions.
BATTALINO IS HANDED
SUSPENSION AND FINE
Indefinitely Betired by Boxing
Board, Assessed $5,000 for Cin
cinnati Bing Fiasco.
By the Associated Press.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, January 29.—
Christopher i Bat) Battalino, former
world champion featherweight, must
pay a $5,000 fine and go into indefinite
retirement because of his "no-contest”
ring fiasco with Freddie Miller, Cin
cinnati challenger.
The Cincinnati Boxing Commission
suspended him indefinitely after a hear
ing yesterday and decreed his fine
would be used to pay all expenses of
the Wednesday night match, billed as a
title affair. Miller was given a clean
record, but no claim to the title, which
was declared vacant.
Out of Bat’s fine the 2,015 cash cus
tomers will be reimbursed. Miller will
get $225 for training expenses, James
Shevlin will realize on his promotional
expenditures, and any other outlay in
cidental to the bout will be paid. If
anything remains, it is,to go to charity,
the commission ruled.
In addition, the erstwhile champion
lost his $1,000 forfeit posted as a guar
antee to make the featherweight limit
of 126 pounds. That also is to go to
charity.
The Hartford, Conn., fighter told the
commissioners his poor exhibition was
caused by his strenuous effort to take
off 14 pounds for the bout. He failed
by 33A pound.'. He said his legs were
weakened so much he was unable to
stand up.
The suspension will be effective in all
States affiliated with the National Box
ing Association, but, the commission
said, will not affect any bouts for which
Battalino may have contracted pre
viously.
TO TALK ON BOXING
Columbus U. Coach Will Broadcast
About D. C. College Sport.
"College Boxing in Washington” will
be the topic tonight of Dick O'Connell.
Columbus University ring coach, in a
broadcast from Station WJSV at 6:15
o'clock.
Catholic University and University of
Maryland boxing teams will begin their
schedules next week when Columbus
will open its home card. ‘
FIELDS’!™
NEIS HIED TITLE
Jackie Has Brouillard on
Verge of Knockout as He
Regains Crown.
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO, January 29.—Jackie
Fields again has caught up
with the welterweight cham
pionship of the world, after let
ting it slip from his grasp nearly two
years ago.
The Los Angeles fighter last night
regained the title w»on on a foul from
Joe Dundee in 1929, by winning the
decision in 10 rounds over Lou Brouil
lard, young Worcester, Mass., puncher.
Brouillard's tenure of office was brief,
just about four months having passed
since he punched the crown from the
head of Young Jack Thompson, Oak
land, Calif., Negro.
It was the first time since he lost
the title to Thompson in Detroit in
1930 that Fields had made the welter
weight limit, and his excellent condi
tion brought him victory. He outboxed
the Worcester French-Canadian after
the third round, and from the sixth on
ooutslugged him as well.
Brouillard had the edge in the first
two rounds, tearing into Fields with a
savage body attack. Fields, however,
required those two rounds and part of
the third during which to solve Brouil
lard's southpaw style, and from there
on, except for brief rallies by the cham
pion, he v.as on top.
In the sixth it appeared that the
title might change h.nds by a knock
out when Fields clipped Brouillard with
a light to the jaw. Brouillard's knees
sagged, but he marched right into an
other right to the chin that sent him
staggering to the ropes. Fields was cn
top of him seeking to land a finisher,
but the bell sounded in time to get the
champion out of trouble.
Fields appeared to tire in the seventh,
but rallied at the finish and again
backed Brouillard to the ropes under a
flurry of rights to the heed.
The verdict was unanimous, and after
the surprise of seeing the widely travel
ed title move on again, the crowd of
10,255 spectators acclaimed the victory.
The gross gate was more than $28,000.
In the 10-round semi-final bout,
FTanta Nekolny, fidgety welter from
Czechoslovakia, and Jackie Brady, Syra
cuse. N. Y.. veteran, fought a draw.
Billy Jones. Philadelphia Negro, elim
inated Battling Bozo, the Birmingham.
Ala., clown, from the National Boxing
Association's light-heavyweight tourna
ment, winning by a technical knockout
in the ninth round.
In the other light-heavy tournament
bout. George Nichols. Buffalo, N. Y.,
southpaw, outpointed his fellow-towns
man, Lou Scozza, in 10 rough rounds.
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