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Nats * Middle Defense Line Stalwart: Rivers Bids for Fame in Sarron Bout I
CLASS IS UPHELD BV LAMELL Clever New Men Back Tried! Vets in Center Bulwark. Tab on Rookies. BY JOHN B. KELLER. WASHINGTON'S ball club. for years noted for defen sive strength, should be as stalwart as ever through the middle line—that line running from the catcher's position through center field which studepts of the game declare makes or breaks a ball club— when the bell rings in April for the American League season start. By fortune or foresight in his pick of players. Clark Griffith always has contrived to have his middle defense J at peak since he took over the Na tionals in 1912, and there is every rea- j son to believe the bunch distributed : ninnc the line this year will handle ! the situation as admirably as did any preceding combination. Right down the middle line from Bolton through Myer and Lary to Schulte or Powell—yes. Powell may flash sufficient power at bat to sup plant Schulte in center—the Nationals should present a defensive bulwark j excelled by none and perhaps equaled ; by few in their circuit. Every player of this lot—even Bol ton, who came through in surprising style behind the bat after joining the club late last July—is a fielder of high grade mechanically, versed in base ball strategy and swift in action. The middle line layout has enough class to make Washington better than the disappointing seventh-place club It was last year. Stars Protect Second Base. MOST important In any middle line is the combination pro tecting the territory around j second base. In this territory on a ball field more than any other are games won and lost. Unless a team Is equipped with a sterling second sacker and a clever short-fielder, its days are full of trouble. It might get along with players of no more than average j ability at other defensive posts, but it must have a sturdy keystone combi nation to get ahead The Nationals are particularly fortu nate in the possession of a great pair of fielders around second base. Buddy | Myer and Lyn Larry—Lyn and no j ether will take over the shortstop post ; left vacant by Joe Cronin's sale to the j Red Sox—are among the best in the business. A sparkling seoond baseman in 1933, Myer last year blossomed into a star of first magnitude. He covered a vast amount of territory back of and to the left as well as on his own side of the base and was one of the game's finest position players. Lary. ever a strong fielder since the Yankees brought him up from the Coast League in 1929, played his peak game | at short for the Red Sox last year. Myer’s ranking in third place among the league’s second basemen and Lary’s leadership of the short stops in the fielding averages of last season indicate how well fortified the Nationals will be at the middle base in the impending campaign. Center Well Cared For. WHETHER Fred Schulte, the veteran, continues in the mid dle pasture or A1 Powell, re cruit brought up from Albany, gets ; the job. the Nationals probably will I have little to worry about so far as their center fielding is concerned. Each of these players ranked third ; among the outfielders' averages for his league. The big Schulte, lumber ing in appearance as he travels across the green, really covers ground with great speed. He retains much of that fleetness that made him a track star | during his high school days in Illi nois. And Fred is a keen flyhawk. He can go and get ’em with the best ’ in the league. Powell, given a trial at the Na tionals' training camp five years ago. . improved remarkably as he roamed I through the lesser minors and when he got to the Albany club was re garded the finest fielding gardener outside the majors. Yet there was still more improvement in his play last season and now the former Dis trist sandlotter is looked upon as the greatest outfielding find of the year. As to Bolton, both Griffith and Manager Bucky Harris are satisfied he will fill the bill nicely as first-string ' catcher with the Nationals. They like his work as a receiver, think highly of his throwing arm and be lieve he has a base ball noodle good enough to make him a capable end on the middle line of defense. Right down that line, those in j charge of the Nationals consider everything just right. Some Washington Rookies. JOHNNY MIHALIC. second sacker bought from Chattanooga, grad uated from the Cleveland sandlots in 1932 to play with Youngstown in the old Central League... batted .278 in 157 games with the Lookouts last year... has a great throwing arm... was the middle man in a triple play against New Orleans last Summer. Pettit.. first two names, Leon Ar thur... pitcher bought from Chatta nooga... has been in pro base ball since leaving his Waynesburg, Pa home in 1924.. .always and all ways ! 8 left-hander... the Nationals are giv ing him his first big league trial... Bnd he is nearly 29 years old. Cohen.. .Harry Sydney, he Is.. .is a Baltimorean by birth, but has lived South much of his life...he wasn’t always a pitcher before coming up to the Nationals late last season.. .tried first basing for a time.. .always chucks left, but bats either way... like his brother Andy, who formerly played with the Giants, Sydney went to the University of Alabama where he was a Signa Alpha Mu...Minne apolis had him before Chattanooga cold him to Washington. That third-string catcher... Jack •on Redmond...bought from Bir mingham... hails from Florence, Ariz. ...he throws right...but bats left... received a brief trial with Cincinnati three years ago.. .with Rock Island of the Mississippi League in 1933 Redmond did not miss an Inning of play...in 71 games for Birmingham last year. * SMITH HOUSTON PILOT HOUSTON. Tex- January’ 26 OP). —Ira Delos Smith was named manager today of Houston’s Texas League base ball club. President Fred Ankenman an nounced Smith will come here from Rochester, where for several years he was a pitcher and utility per former. _ __ HOT AFTER BOXER I HE HELPED TRAIN Joe Is Hard Puncher, but I Will Face Fast Stepper in Petey Tomorrow. BY FRANCIS E. STAN. FROM unknown preliminary boy to Washington's featherweight cock-o'-the-walk in two smash ing performances, California Joe Rivers makes his bid for a mite of national fistic recognition tomorrow against the man he replaced as the local 126-pound ruler—Petey Sarron. The swarthy Sarron, who has de cided to peddle his ring wares else where until boxing in the Capital picks up, plays a one-night return engagement over a scheduled 10-round route tomorrow in the Washington Auditorium. They’ve traded blows before, this dynamic little Sarron, who literally fills the air with flying gloves, and the steady methodic Rivers, who wants only a single opening for a punch many times stiffer than Sarron’s. But when they fought before, it was only in training and behind doors closed to the public. Pete Denies Injury’ Rumor. RIVERS trained Sarron for th' Syrian's last scheduled bout with • Eddie Burl—a fight that never was fought because Petev pulled up with a bruised rib and sore shoulder muscle, causing the postponement of the bout. In his stead. Rivers, with only a five-round technical kayo over Le Roy Dougan to recommend him. fought Burl. It was one of the moil lop-sided fights of the indoor season, with the Mexican the winner. The victory over Burl, plus a ru mor linking Joe with Sarron s in jury. culminated in Rivers steppm into Petey s shoes as the best feather weight in this sector as far as local fans were concerned. The rumor, de nied by Sarron and unconfirmed l.. Rivers, had it that California Joe han dled Pete too roughly in the gym nasium. hence the postponement. Those who accept gossip of the sort placed some significance on the fact that Sarron pulled up stakes the day after the Burl fight and headed for 1 New York. It doesn't jibe, for Sarron needed no special invitation to accept the date tomorrow with Rivers, but there are some who must see to believe diSerently. May Be Even Money. THE betting fraternity has inti mated the boys may enter the ring at even money, but it is difficult to convince Sarron s army of supporters that Rivers, or any other out-and-out puncher for that matter, stands an even chance with the whirl ing Syrian. Johnny Datto. a Filipino, was sup posed to be a puncher, but Sarron knocked him out in one round and then followed up this performance by winning an easy 10-round decision in a return bout. Varias Milling, another Filipino, never w’as able to set up Petev long enough to land a good punch at Port ner's Arena and consequently took a sound lacing. Perhaps the crowning achievement of all of Sarron's exploits against hitters, though, were his victories over Benny Bass. A far more highly rated fighter than Rivers—and just as hard a puncher—Bass was given a neat boxing lacing here last Sum mer before fouling out. A few weeks later Sarron drubbed Bass in Phila 1,-a..__ M ti_uPU A.:_ wvtpiitu, tiuiuv nwnil V* UU, A Igmitlfi Fish." Lav-OIT Is Factor. UNDOUBTEDLY the chief factor ' in balancing the odds is Sar» ron's lack of activity this Win* ter. After whipping Bass in Phila delphia last September. Pete fought only once since due to fear of stale ness after an arduous campaign and then due to the injury suffered while sparring against Rivers. The last time Petey wenf to the post was :n October, when he outpointed Frankie Wallace. The supporting card is made up chiefly of local and Baltimore boys, with only one newcomer listed to ap pear. He is Ray (Kid) Ingram, re cently of Florida, who fights Jimmy Tramberia. Baltimore lightweight, in a five-rounder. Mickey Landis of Washington and Jimmy Jones, welterweight from Bal timore, are down for the six-round semi-wind-up. Walter Kirkwood, local middleweight, meets Deacon Owen in another five-rounder, while in one of the two four-round scraps listed so far Baby Charles of Alex andria will oppose Tommy Hoover of Baltimore. FINALLY WINS A GAME Georgetown Presbyterian's quint last night won its first game in 11 starts in the Georgetown Church Basket Hall League when it defeated the St. John's Episcopal five. 24-21. West Washington Baptist downed Peck Memorial. 31-27. in another senior league match, and in the junior division. West Washington Baptist drubbed Georgetown Lutheran. 30-11. SENIOR DIVISION. Peck Mem. <27'. W. W. Baptist (31>. G.F Pts O F.Pts. Guton f . . :i o ii Hodges f . ii mi E Dinsmorc f ii it u B Pickett. 1 . .'I 0 t! Emery I.... 1 It 3 Gaw c 103 Bass.f ... n ii o Fulllngton.c. o o it Lochte c . . 4 1 it Swansong . 3 0 ti Herndonc.. o n n R Pickett e n n o Kins a .3 l 7 B Haycock k 3 1 ft Norris a . . II 1 1 Duncan * .1 0 2 Totals.. . 12 ~3 27 Totals.. TsTct St. John's Epis. (21 >. Geo. Pres. <24» GFPts G.FPts. Chism.f .2 1 ft Buckler f . . o o o Mostetter f .410 Collins.f 410 Norris.c ... 3 o ii Summerhlll f 3 1 ft Curtin g.... o o ii Hoskinson.c. 2 1 ft Harding g. . o o o Wells a.o I l Saylor g. . . oil 8helton ? o o o Prince.g .. 1 03 Wiehle g-1 o 3 Totals... « 3 21 Totals.. 10 4 34 JUNIOR DIVISION. W. W. Bapt. (30). Geo. Lutheran 01'. G.FPts. GFPts. B.Pickett.f. . 3 o ii H Snead f .1 11 3 Gaw f 01 1 H Beatty I.. 2 1 ft ■ B Haycock f ft 1 11 Malcolm,c.. 0 0 o Fulllngton.c. 1 3 5 Snider a ..000 I R Pickett.g. 10 2 M.Snead.g 13 4 Boydg. ... 1 1 3 Murphy.g .. 1 0 3 Totals T2 G Totals . 4 :• :J I Relined, 4 Wheels, Complete FORD a ^ cf A CHEVROLET •30 to *32 Other Con Proportlomtelr Low iga Hadley Hurries Papers to Nats HAPPY to return to the Wash ington club where he began his major league career. Bump Hadley lost no time getting his signed contract to headquarters here. The chubby chuckcr filed the signed paper yesterday, just a week after he had been obtained from the Browns in exchange for Luke Sewell, catcher, and $20,000. Bump is the sixteenth of the 31 players on the Nationals’ roster to accept terms for this year. Although when seen at the big league meetings in New York last month Hadley appeared in better than his usual Winter condition, he will be sent to Hot Springs for pre liminary training before reporting at the Biloxi camp of the Wash ington club. Bump will have as company at the Arkansas spa Eddie Linke. the reformed fat boy of Chicago, who still is ironing kinks out of a pitch ing arm that crumpled last sea son. J- B. K. Outsider Wins Easily Over Mantagna—Keester Stars at Alamo Downs. By the Associated Press. MRS. CHARLES S. BROM LEY'S Brannon, a gelded son of Cohort recently purchased from Fred J. Ryan for a re ported price of $10,000 and a share of his Florida derby winnings, if any. showed a clean pair of heels to 11 other 3-year-olds in the $2,500 Hialeah stakes yesterday at Hialeah Park. Wayne Wright guided the gelding, making his second start of the Win ter season, past the judges two lengths clear of the Maemere Farm’s slow starting Mantagna to pay the backers of Mrs. Bromley's silks $24 40 for a $2 straight ticket. Mrs. A. M. Creech's Hasty Glance, winner of the Hialeah juvenile championship last year, lost the place by a length. Throng at Hialeah. A CROWD of 16.000. comparable to the opening day's attendance, made William Sachsenmaiers Roman Soldier, which the Miami sportsman bought from Max Hirsch for $7,500, the choice on the strength of his two Florida triumphs. The colt, another son of Cohort, appeared to be crowded right out of contention at the far turn, however, and finished last. Brannon, one of the juvenile stars of New’ England racing, was up with the leaders from the start and in the stretch staved off the challenges of Mantagna and Hasty Glance. He ran the 6 furlongs in 1:12 1-5. Wright also brought the erratic Slapdash from the Wheatley stable home first for her second straight vic tory. As in another winning effort a few days ago. the 4-year-old filly was neglected in the wagering. Big Day for Keester. PAUL KEESTER, veteran jockey, had a good day at Alamo Downs, where he won the 6-furlong feature with H. C. Rumage's Para time for the gelding's third straight victory, set a new track record for 11 s miles with King Pin and won the opening event with Old Baldy. King Pin ran his race in 1:52 2-5 to pay $6.70. Pharatime whipped Chi nese Empress by a length after step ping 6 furlongs in 1:111-5, while Old Baldy was well supported. The lightly regarded Scythe from B. J Thuring's stab'e came from off the pace to take the Black Gold hadicap of 6 furlongs at the fair grounds. Varied Sports Boxing. Catholic University, 7'i; Temple, >£. Penn State. 4’i: Miami. 3*2. Navy, 6; Western Maryland, 2. Wrestling. Navy, 38; Pennsylvania. 0. Penn State, 27; Miami, 3. Ohio State. 20; Michigan State, 10. Pro Hockey. Montreal Canadiens, 3; Boston, 2. Buffalo, 3; Detroit, 0. Windsor, 0; London, 0 (overtime). Detroit, 0; Toronto, 0 (overtime). Syracuse, 3; Cleveland, 1. UPHILL SCRAP TO PITT Downs West Virginia, 35 to 34, to Tie for League Lead. PITTSBURGH. January 26 </P).— Pitt's mighty Panther floor team came from behind tonight to nose out the visiting Mountaineers from West Vir ginia University. 35-34. Claire Cribbs' field goal with less than two minutes to go was the de ciding margin. Pitt's victory puts the Panthers in a tie with the Mountaineers for the lead in the Eastern Intercollegiate Conference, each team with two vic tories and one defeat. It was Pitt's ninth win in a row over West Virginia. The summary: Pittsburgh (351. West. Va. (34). G.F.Pts. G.F.Pts. Roderick f... 113 Coiebank.f.. 4 4 12 Hughes.f. . . 3 o H Gocke.f. 3 O fi Noon.c. 5 0 10 Stydahar.c.. 4 0 8 Cribbs.g... 3 ] 7 Mestrovic.g. 1 1 3 Emrick.g... 3 3 fl Phares.g.... 2 15 Nickel.g.... 0 o (l Wainio.f.... 0 0 o Totals... 15 5 35 Totals.. 14 Til OPEN NEW GYMNASIUM Badminton Tourney Will Christen Plant at Congressional. Congressional Country Club will open its enlarged gymnasium this aft ernoon, when a badminton exhibition will be staged on its new court between 4 and 5 o’clock. The exhibition will be put on by Mrs. W. R. Willoughby and Mrs. Good win Graham of the Y. W. C. A. and Malcolm Battle and Harry Howlett, also of this city. All are seasoned per formers at the game. HIGH TEAMS TO SWIM. Central and Western's swimming tearrts will clash Wednesday afternoon In the Central Y. M. C. A. pool, mark ing the first time the natators of these high schools havener met. , PACINI IS LEADER' IN DUCKPIN S1AKE Rolls 683, With Clarke, 667, Second—Campbell Stars Despite Lame Arm. — OLLIE PACINI of the North east Temple, only duckpin bowler ever to win the na tional No. 1 ranking twice, shot to the front in the Howard Campbell Sweepstakes last night at the Georgetown Recreation in the opening set with 683, but the bright star of the evening was the bowler for whom the tournament was named. With an arm so severely injured he could lift it barely shoulder high, Campbell, who carried the standard of the Lucky Strike, shot the high game of 164. earning a $25 prize, and moved into third place with a set of 658. Declaring he’d roll left-handed rather than lose the distinction of being the only bowler to take part in all the Campbell Sweepstakes—this is the ninth annual—the "Sailor” turned in one of the finest perform ances of his career. Beats Last Year’s Entry. THE tournament drew 21 entries. 2 more than last year, making the prize fund $525. Besides cash the winner will receive a diamond medal. The next block will be rolled Saturday at the Lucky Strike and the final a week later at Convention Hall. The major prizes will be $200 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third. Astor Clarke of Clarendon, a for mer Campbell Sweepstakes champion, was second last night with 667. He led going into the fifth game, in which he rolled 119, while Pacini was shooting 147. Clarke rolled 426 for the first three strings. In fourth place was Charley Wal son, who put on a stirring 151 finish. Wic cpf. UftS With the Georgetown drives in prime condition, no less than 14 scores of 600 or better were rolled, which probably is a record for the event, considering the big counts in pro portion to number of entries. Jack Wolstenholme, with little se rious competition behind him this season, surprised with 653, which put him fifth. Pacini's best game was 163. Espey Sticks to It. Apparently out of the running after four games. Eddie Espey whanged the head pin for a 162 final that gave him a set of 646 and sixth place. The defending champion. Sam Si mon, rolled two weak games as a starter and pulled up sixteenth, with 586. Sam held a fast pace in the last three strings. Tony Santini had the opposite ex perience. He rolled 421 for the first 1 three games, then sloughed to 108 and 114. Joe Harrison, top-ranking duckpin ner of the country, plucked the head pin incessantly after the first game and finished with 603. Whip Litchfield, who won the tour nament two years ago. had one of his i poorest evenings of the season, with a score of 563. The scores: t-Game.-* None. 1st. Cd. :id. 4th. 5th. Tofl. Pacini .ICO lti.'l ICO 1C4 147—08.3 Clarke .... 130 I4C 148 ICC Hit—HH7 Campbell ... 1C4 104 ICR 110 ICR—05R Walson . .. 125 ICO 125 1.3R 151—HS7 I Wolstenholme ICO inc i n 153 1.3R—o.Vl Espey ... 14H 138 llltl 04 IOC 04R . Billheimer .. 13.3 1C.3 IOC 154 13.3—045 Santini.151 118 15C I OR ill—04.3 Hilliard ... 1.37 114 140 1C7 111—035 O Hiser.114 114 10H 145 1.3C—Oil Talbert .... ICO 105 108 130 1.3.3—005 Harrison ... Ml llo 107 1C3 ICC—003 Meaaw .1C5 100 115 130 117—HOC W. Krauss... 104 130 IOC iC4 140—000 Blakeney ... 133 101 lie ICO ICO—505 Simon. 08 l)o 134 ICO 124—5Rti Anderson ...141 100 ICO 00 1C1—581 WOife . 10.3 110 127 138 or—57H I L Krauss... 10R 100 105 1.32 1!R—57C Wood*. 07 138 loc 124 1 04 —505 Litchfield ...1C.3 110 101 1C1 IOC—503 --- COURT RESULTS Local Teams. Georgetown. 34; Carnegie Tech, 30. Baltimore University, 35; Gallaudet, 27. Eastern High. 57; Riordan, 36. Howard University, 49: St. Paul, 28. Episcopal High. 30: Augusta, 28. Georgetown Freshmen, 54; Roosevelt High. 16. Navy Plebes, 43; Tech High, 26. Other Scores. Temple, 38; Fordham, 24. Davis-Elkins, 68; Morris-Harvey, 44. Pittsburgh, 35; West Virginia, 34. Navy, 27; Pennsylvania, 22. Amherst, 29; Harvard, 26. Yale. 30; Cornell, 28. Army, 28; Providence, 24. Vanderbilt, 34: Alabama. 33. Duke, 32; Virginia Tech, 25. Clemson, 31; Georgia, 20. Birmingham-Southern, 37; Auburn. 20. Centenary, 46; Louisiana Tech. 43. Maryville, 46; Carson-Newman, 37. Kentucky, 48, Tennessee, 21. Oglethorpe, 43; Sewanee. 31. Notre Dame, 32; Chicago, 20. ‘ Michigan State, 37; Wayne U„ 20. Assumption, 33; Detroit, 31. Armour Tech, 38; Michigan Nor mal. 36. Butler, 54; Indiana State Teach ers. 40. Franklin. 33: Manchester, 30. Akron, 30; Wooster, 21. Marietta, 53; Kenyon, 25. Mount Union, 34; Kent State, 24. Missouri. 28; Iowa State, 37. Thiel, 39; Fenn, 24. Capital, 43; Bowling Green, 39. Grinnell, 43; Iowa state Teachers, 24 Cornell. 31; Monmouth, 21. Nebraska, 34; Denver u., 22. Ohio State, 29; Northwestern, 19. Kansas. 43; Kansas State, 37. Baldwln-Wallace, 36; Findlay. 33. Cincinnati, 43; Ohio University, 38. Omaha, 46; Wayne, 19. Iowa Wesleyan, 40; Parsons, 34. Augustana, 39; Carthage, 36. St. Mary’s, 31; Winona Teachers, 29. MacAlester, 33; Augsburg, 14. Hamline, 52; River Falls Teach ers, 40. Oklahoma City, 2; Tulsa, 1 (over time). St. Ambrose, 27; Columbia College, 17. Xavier, 37; Transylvania, 24. Indiana Central, 17; Ball State Teachers, 16. Western Kentucky. 49; Eastern Kentucky Teachers, 25. Geneva College, 32; Youngs town. 24. Virginia, 39; Hampden-Sydney, 13. Emory and Henry. 34; Roanoke, 26. Creighton, 30; Oklahoma A. and M., 22 (overtime). George Williams. 44: American College of Physical Education, 23. Luther, 41; Di^tueue, 24, ► -.— - « California Boxer Tapers Off for Sarron Here Joe Rivers is shown shooting his right fist to the body of Sparmate Ray (Kidt Ingram, lightweight from Florida. Ingram will appear in a preliminary to the Rivers-Pete Sarron scrap tomorrow at the Wash ington Auditorium It is body punching with which Rivers hopes to whip the flashy Sarron and record his third straight local victory.' WEBSTER SKATES TO NATIONAL LEAD Regains Form After Poor Olympic Trials—Women Led by Kit Klein. By the Associated Press. OCONOMOWOC. Wis., January 26.—After a dull showing in the United States Olympic trials last week, tall Jimmy Webster of St. Paul came back to his j top form today by successfully de- j j fending his United States national j skating crown in the first half of the j two-day running of the championship events over the Fowler Lake course 1 here. | In the women's division of the meet, the brunette Buffalo stenographer, Kit Klein, national champion in 1933, put ! in her bid to regain her crown lost I last year, by taking a first and a sec ond to lead her group at the end of the first day. Two American record times were ! shattered in the first running of the Great Lakes championships in con junction with the national meet. Pat Maloney, the slim juvenile boys' entry from Minneapolis, cut four-tenths of a second off the 0:21.8 time set by Richard Sherman of Chicago in the 220-yard dash here in 1932. 0 —■ Duffy Set* New Mark. ANOTHER 1932 mark was lowered when Orel Duffy, the Toronto, Ontario, flash, covered the inter mediate mile in 2:13:4. The 3 year-old mark of 2:17 was set here by John Flickenger of Chicago. Webster clinched top rung of the point ladder in the last event of the day's program. He finished fast for a second place in the men’s 2-mile be- j hind Marvin Swanson of Minneapolis, i The 20 points for second piece and \ the 30 he collected earlier on his first in the mile, gave the defending cham- : pion a 10-point edge over Truman i Connell of St. Louis, his closest con- j tender. The St. Louis silver skates j champion won the 220-yard dash and ! ran third in the \2 mile. Kit Klein Given Battle. MISS KLEIN faced a strong threat early in the races in Jane Dall man, 17-year-old Milwaukee high school girl, skating in her first national meet. The Buffalo skater, who captured women’s honors^ in the 1934 North American championships, came in a close second to Miss Dallman in the 220-yard dash. It was not until the senior women’s % mile that Miss Klein, best on distance races, was able to snatch a first place and the point lead. Dorothy Franey. St. Paul, the Wom en's defending champion, was left in third place with 20 points on her sec ond in the % mile. The field still was wide open for contestants in the intermediate boys’ section of the Great Lakes meet, with three of the five-point winners tied for the lead with 30 points each. Richard Beard, Minneapolis: Bernie Cannata, Chicago, and Robert Sher man, Chicago, were deadlocked for honors. CAPITAL GIRLS AHEAD Brave Elements to Score Over Baltimoreans, 19 to 13. BALTIMORE, Md., January 26.— Washington Young Women’s As sociation sextet braved the elements and the Baltimore “Y” Sports Club team this afternoon and came off successfully in both adventures, win ning the basket ball game, 19 to 13. Baltimore’s colors were well sunk at the half, which ended 15 to 3. Summary: Washington. G.F.Pts. Baltimore. G.F.Pts. Clifton.F. ... 8 OIM Novotny.f. .. 4 0 8 Frletls.f.... OOO McKenzie.f.. 204 Smitb.f. 113 Skirvill.f... OOO DSeaton.e.. OOO Edwards.!.. Oil M.Putnam.e. OOO Hentschel.e. OOO Carlson.t... OOO Liberteen.c. OOO Zanella.c... OOO Denny.*-222 Thompson.*. OOO Total*....^9 "TIi Total*;... 6 113 Baer Is Awaiting O.K. From Hitler By the Associated Press. MIAMI. Fla., January 26.—Ancil Hoffman said today he had sent a letter to Adolf Hitler inquiring whether Herr Hitler has an objection to Max Baer defend ing his title of the world's best fighter in Germany. “I have yet received no answer," he said. But whether or not Herr Hitler is hospitable, the champion's busy little manager announced, Baer will ! soon go abroad. "We shall probably sail within two months,” he said, "for a tour 1 of England. The only thing hold ing us up is arranging a couple of bouts for Buddy,” the champ's hulking, novice brother. "I wouldn't be surprised if Buddy comes back with the British heavy weight title, considering the mate rial over there.” I * 6-to*2 Match Is Marked by Cleverness in Spite of Three Kayoes. Special Dispatch to The Star. ANNAFOLIS, Md., January 26 In the opening match of the local season, featured by scien tific boxing and good footwork, rather than punching, Navy won tonight from a crippled Western Maryland team by 6 bouts to 2. The three knockouts were all of the technical variety, called by Referee Short with the loser on his feet, Capt. Lambert and Jack Blitch. 175 and 135 pounders, won for the Navy by this route, and Capt, Andy Gorski, 165 pounds, for the Terrors. Bantamweight—Bob Bennett (Western Maryland) defeated Hal Hemingway by decision. Featherweight—Walter Barry (Navy) 1 defeated Geoige Armacost by decision. Lightweight—Jack Blitch (Navy) de feated Dan Moore by technical knockout ! in second round Junior welterweight — George Conkey (Navy) defeated Carl Rusterberg by de cision. tJenior welterweight—Ned Michel (Navy) defeated Charley Kaddy by decision Middleweight—Andy Gorsky (Western Marylandi won by technical knockout in the second round from Dave Zabriskie Light heavyweight — George Lambert (Navyi defeated George Skinner by tech nical knockout in second round Unlimited weight—Forfeited to Navy. Referee—Charles Short. Baltimore. Navy defeated Pennsylvania at wrestling, 38 to 0, but lost a small bore rifle match to Cornell, 1,402 to 1,386. DEFEAT TARHEELS 5-3 Triumph Is 21st Dual Win in Row—Hahn Takes Surprise Beating. By the Associated Press. CHAPEL HILL. N. C . January 26.— University of Virginia boxing team won a spirited match from North Carolina mittmen here tonight by a score of 4'2 to 3'-. It was the twenty-first* consecutive duel meet triumph for the Cavaliers. Marion Diehl. Carolina bantam weight, pulled a surprise by defeating Archie Hahn, Southern Conference champion, in the opening bout of the program. Preceding the varsity meet the Cav alier freshmen defeated the Carolina Tar Babies. 6 to 3. The varsity matches were all won on decisions. Except for a forfeit by Jule Madynski of Carolina. In the junior middleweight class registration difficulties caused him to be held out. Summaries: BANTAMWEIGHT—Diehl <N Cl won a decision over Hahn (Va co-captaini. FEATHERWEIGHT—Rainey 'Va co captair.T won by a decision over Eustler <N C.». LIGHTWEIGHT—Brooks <Va> won by decision over Edwards * N C >. WELTERWEIGHT—Edwards <N. C> and Womcs < Va.'. draw Jl MOB MIDDLEWEIGHT — McClung (Va.» won by forfeit. MIDDLE**EIGHT—Giddins <N. C.) won by decision over Coplin LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT—Novich <N. C » won by decision over Noll. HEAVYWEIGHT—Cramer tVa.i won decision over Kanner. -» . ROMP FOR VIRGINIA Hampden-Sydney Basketers Beat en, 39 to 13. at Charlottesville. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., January 26.—By taking a long lead at the start Virginia basketers tonight were able to defeat Hampden-Sydney, 39 to 13. An 18-point lead was run up by the Cavaliers with every member of the starting quint scoring before Formwalt counted the first basket for the Tigers. Virginia led 27 to 7 at half time. Summary. Virginia <Hampn-Sydnes"13>. G.F.Pts. G.F.Pts Sturm.f.... 4 311 Formwalt.!. 1 2 4 Rogers,!.... 1 1 3 Thomas.!... 1 o 2 Male!. ... 113 Owen.!.... 2 0 4 Booker!_ 2 0 4 Ebel.c.o 2 2 Zeisberg.c... 4 0 8 Rice.g. Oil Abbitt.c.... 1 o 2 Berner,g... 0 0 0 Smith, g,... 10 2 Gist.g.2 O 4 Marrettg.. 10 2 Totals. .17 5 :ss* Totals. .. 4 5 13 Non-scoring substitutes—Virginia: Cox. Gordon. Weill Connor. Starke. Foul shots m'ssed—Rogers. 6; Sturm. 2: Formwalt. 4: Rice. 2: Owen. > " .. ❖ Max Would Like $300,000 Fight By the Associated Presa. SAN FRANCISCO, January 26 —Reports that Max Baer may be offered $300,000 lor a fight with Max Schmeling in Germany were received with enthusiasm to day by Clifford Russell, Baer's attorney. “Max would eat up the Idea— Jie’d wisecrack Hitler to death," Russell said, adding the world i heavyweight boxing champion j might accept the offer. POIELLO TACKLES GARIBALDI ON MAT Bout Will Be Semi-Final on Card Topped by Beaver, Zaharias Match. KARL POJELLO, the aged Lith uanian, who still is capable j of throwing two of his beefier contemporaries the same ! night, yesterday was signed by Pro- j | moter Joe Turner to rassle Gino Gari- | j baldi of St. Louis in the semi-final 1 to the George Zaharias-Little Beaver bout Thursday at the Washington J Auditorium. A 45-minute time limit was affixed to the tussle, which presents a far ; | classier caliber of mat workers than | | the main event, but which also is : likely to end in a stalemate with neither grappler gaining a fall. Beaver, the Indian who was snow j bound last week and unable to ap ! pear, will be making his debut as a feature-bout growler in Washington. As a preliminary rassler, he has been undefeated, but his winning streak is apt to come to an end when he squares off with Zaharias. probably the only other professional toughie capable of outfouling the Indian. They are to rassle two-out-of-three falls. A preliminary program of two 30 minute exhibitions still is to be drawn up. -• HAND BALLERS READY — Y. M. C. A. Singles Tourney Gets Under Way Tomorrow. Play in the ninth annual Y. M. C A. singles hand ball tourney opens ( tomorrow night at 7 o’clock in two, classes. A and B. Second round com petition will start Wednesday. Pairings are as follows: . CLASS A round)—Charles Groff vs T R Charshef M Buck vs. J. B Payne. Wallace Wmkler vs. P Pearlman. Wmfree Johnson vs. Tom Mangan. Sec ond round—Joseph Cowley vs. A L. Zilier. George Newman vs. C R Walter. CLASS B iflrst round>—F. J Milo vs S Rofcbin. S. W. Lambdin vs. N W. Seid r.er Second round—Harry Schecier vs. J H Henr*ksen. WILSON TEACHERS SCORE BASKET WIN — Snap Maryland State Normal’s Home Victory Streak in 35-to-20 Triumph. BALTIMORE. Md.. January 26 — The Wilson Teachers' College basket ball team conquered the I Maryland State Normal School's quintet tonight at Towson. 35 to 20. It was the second victory of the Washington squad over the local teachers, the former having won in the Capital by 46 to 13. State Normal had a two-point lead at half time and clung to the top place until three-quarters of the game j had been finished. Here the zone de ! fense was split wide open by Wilson and the Washington team coasted ! ahead. The defeat was the first suffered by State Normal on its home court 1 in two years, snapping a winning streak there that had reached 6even j games. Summary: Wilson Teachers. State Normal G.F.Pts G F Pt«. Newton.f... o o o Turk.f .... oil Sacks.f.2 0 4 Bennett.f... 1 O 2 English c... 3 o o wheeler.c . . 3 0 6 Keyser t ... 4 10 Rankin g . . 2 2 6 ; Fox a. 2 6 10 Johnsons... 13a Tioton*.... 3 0 6 Totals. ..14 7 35 Totals... 7 6 20 OKAYS CLAIMING RULE Kentucky Board Holds Own Code on Narcotics Sufficient. i LOUISVILLE. Ky.. January 26 t/P). —The new national open claiming rule was approved by the Kentucky State Racing Commission here today. The commission took no action on I the new narcotic rule, the State commission holding that its own rule covered practically the same ground as the one recommended by the Na tional Association of Racing Com missioners which met in Miami. Fla., last week. The State commission approved the Latonia Jockey Club's Spring ! meet dates of May 25 to July 6, inclusive. Perils of Sea Overwhelm Racing “Bankers,” Only Bluenose, Thebaud Escaping Disaster By the Associated Press. HALIFAX, Nova Scotia. January 26.—Loss of the schooner Elsie, reported from St. Pierre this week, has added one more name to the list of racing "bankers” which have ended their days at 6ea after brief flashes of fame in Amer ica’s international fishermen's races. One by one they have been going since 1920—from the Esperanto that first took the racing title to the United States to the Little Elsie that lost it to Lunenburg’s swift Bluenose. Perils sf the fishery have claimed just about ill of them except the Champion and Gertrude L. Thebaud, the last chal lenger Bluenose turned back. First to go was the Esperanto. She won the fishermen’s trophy in 1920 from the Lunenburg Delawana. Then, while the newly-built Bluenose was being groomed lor the challenge, Es peranto was lost off treacherous Sa ble Island. Delawana herself soon went. She sank off the Nova Scotia coast, gripped In a storm that caught her while she ashed. ^ i # Gloucester, meanwhile, put up the Henry Ford for the races. In 1922, off her home port, she was trimmed by Bluenose. Sent back to the fishery, she was lost June 19, 1928, off New foundland. The year after Bluenose defeated the Ford, a new challenger turned up in the Columbia. In the disputed 1923 series, Bluenose came home ahead in two races, but Columbia was awarded the second on a technicality. Capt. Angus Walters withdrew Bluenose and went back home with the title. Out on the fishing grounds Colum bia met disaster. She sank off Sable Island. In the Summer of 1928 a trawler brought up the Columbia’s hulk, all sails still set. 'Disengaged she sank again. One United States challenger was sunk before she had a chance at the Blue nose. The Puritan, built in New Eng land in the hope of bringing the cup back, was lost at sea without ever matching tacks with the champion. Bluenose herself has not gone un scathed. In 1929 she ran on the rocks at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland; spent four d&ys there; came back for an I overhauling and then went to Glou cester to be defeated by Thebaud in an exhibition series. But she came back in 1931 to take two straight from Thebaud off Halifax. Since then she has had more than one close shave. Two years ago, stand ing out of Halifax for her trip to the Great Lakes, the "Blind Sisters” rocks loomed up out of the fog a boat's length ahead. "She's gone,” Capt. Angus cried. But the Bluenose han dled like a witch, and in a few seconds she was around, with "the Sisters” slipping by a bare two fathams away. Again, on the same voyagt, a roar ing blow drove Bluenose inshore near Canso, Nova Scotia. She clawed off this time, too, with nothing more than a scant ship's length between her and the rocks. MILLER TIRES GEARED TO THE ROAD. 12 MONTHS' GUARANTEE. WASH I NOTON • ATIIRY COM PANT 114 6 I*" (ATM) MAT.4I2S f——-'