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CL R OFFENSE TK KETCHELL «—— ■■ • Young Heavy’s Two-Fisted Barrage Lands Steadily in Eight-Rounder. BY BURTON HAWKINS. ETURNED to local fistic favcr by virtue of hi* convincing eight-round decision over Billy Ketchell, rugged Philadelphia puncher, last night at Turner’s Arena, A1 Delaney’s devastating mittens also have placed a comparative black eye on Stablemate Eddie Mader, eighth ranking heavyweight. Mader. whose estimate of Delaney ranks the Buffalo youth no better than “pretty good,” might have been keenly interested in the neat manner In which A1 disposed of the tough Ketchell. It was this same stocky Ketchell who gave Mader the fight of his life here last month. Eddie gained the decision, but absorbed such a lacing at Billy’s flailing fists that he was softened considerably for Art Sykes, who scored a knockout over him a week later in a semi-final scrap to the Louis-Retzlaff bout at Chicago. And those who doubted Delaney’s illness in New York when he was scheduled to fight Ketchell here pre viously, today are certain that the postponement of the match was not due to any fear A1 nursed concerning Billy's superiority. Delaney s Condition impresses. TN CHALKING up his fourth victory 1 here, having trounced Bob Godwin, Terry Mitchell and Joe Lipps pre viously. Delaney impressed local box ing bugs with his superb condition. The 20-year-old Russian-American, never allowed to fight more than eight rounds, is being handled cleverly by Comanagers Billy Michy and Dave Sonnenberg. Delaney gradually is gaining stamina, and picking up ring skill rapidly. His pile-driving arms beating a steady tattoo on Ketchell’s sturdy frame, Delaney experienced little trou ble in tossing a continuous stream of hot leather into the Polish lad. Aggressive throughout, Delaney an swered the opening bell with a looping right to Billy’s head and terminated the session with left and right smashes to the face, which backed Ketchell to the ropes. Evidently hoping to wear A1 down and in the meantime save himself from a terrific lacing. Ketchell clinched repeatedly in the next four rounds, •11 of which Delaney took handily. Ketchell Shows Best form. ITUST as Referee Mugsf Morris was " about to faint from his exertions In parting Ketchell from Delaney. Billy finally opened up in the sixth session, clipping A1 with a right to the head and a left to jaw for his most telling blows of the bout. Delaney, however, retaliated in the seventh heat with a withering two fisted barrage which had Ketchell groggy’ as the bell sounded. A1 con tinued his incessant attack in the eighth round, pumping both gloves into Billy’s body, to win going away. Billy Nicky, by virtue of his sec Cnd-round knockout of Ernie Ander son, Michigan mauler, in a scheduled six-round semi-final, will be matched with Mader. Nichy, popular Pitts burgh puncher, has scored wins over such crack clouters as A1 Ettore and Lou Scozza. Anderson, sensation of Jack Demp sey’s heavyweight elimination tourna ment in New York, was the victim of a right hook to the jaw, which sent him crashing to the canvas for the full count after 1 minute and 15 sec onds of the second round. Dechter Wins Over Doty. T»OBBY DECRTER of Philadelphia. managed by Jim McNamara and Natie Brown, former District heavy weight champion but more noted for staying 10 rounds with Joe Louis, pounded out a unanimous six-round decision over Joe Doty, local light weight. A pair of Phil Furr’s proteges, Tony Livingston and Harry Thompson, won opening four-round engagements. Thompson, a local golden gloves finalist in 1935, made an auspicious professional ^ebut by gaining a tech nical knockout over Jack Robinson of Alexandria. Robinson injured his right hand in the first round and failed to come out for the second session. Livingston, a Quantico Marine, scored a second-round technical knockout over Buster Wages of Alex andria. After flooring Wages for a nine count, Tony finished him with a right hook to the face after 1 min ute and 50 seconds of milling. More than 1,400 spectators paid $1,750.40 to witness the action. MEDIOCRE BOWLERS GIVEN OPPORTUNITY Must Average Less Than 118 to Roll at Takoma—Cowden of G. P. 0. Has 165 Game. Vf EDIOCRE bowlers will get their 1 chance next Saturday night at the Takoma Alleys, where only those with averages under 118 will be al lowed to enter the Dutch Sherbahn Handicap Sweepstakes. The entrance fee is $5, which includes the cost of the 10 games. Two blocks will be held, the second being scheduled for a week from Saturday. A new individual game record stands In the Federal League today to the credit of Jerry Cowden, G. P. O.’s pin upsetter, who shot 165 last night His record-breaking game enabled him to walk off with the evening’s high set— 418. But Cowden's work proved little to his teammates, who dropped the odd game to Bureau of Investigation. In vestigation’s 636 in the last game was the reason for the 2-1 decision. The Sleuths remained within one game of the second-place I. B. E. W. team while National Capital Parks held its front-running position unchallenged. SET PRICES FOR RIGHTS. Ringside seats at 75 cents and all ethers at 40 cents are the low admis sion prices which have been set for the National Guard boxing show at Turner’s Arena a week from tomor row night. The feature will be be tween Lou Gevinson, Golden Gloves champion, and Johnny Routson of aichimrnl p ■■■■■'■ ... .. ^ Delaney Flashes Gass A1 Delaney (right) had little trouble obtaining a unanimous eight round decision over Billy Ketchell before more than 1,400 fans in the boxing feature at Turner's Arena last night. Here Delaney is shown land ing a straight left to the chin of Ketchell tleft) after ducking a short left from Billy in the seventh session. —Star Stall Photo. BY ROBERT B. PHILLIPS, Jr. Catching sight oi the sun for two days in succession, at least half a dozen sporting people we know have hastily canceled plans to depart Southward, hopefully insisting that foxes soon will be able to break out of their dens hereabouts and a hound will And it possible to follow scent without get ting a snoot full of icicles. We join all snowbound horsemen in praying that these optimists are right, but for the present it must be admitted that major horse news of the day origi nates in the Carolinas. At Camden last week end, for exam ple, the visiting firemen were not only treated to the sight of an honest-to goodness hunter trials, but saw a full program of steepleechase racing, events of this sort being locally still enuTapped in the misty dreams of Spring. Mrs. Robert Winmill’s My Toy, one of the greatest hunter trial and point-to point horses in Virginia, won the light weight blue for that Warrenton sports woman on Sunday, while another huntswoman well known in Virginia, Mrs. Paul Abbott, sent out her Happy Chance to give the competition a work ing over in the middleweight division. It is reported also that Mrs. Carroll Bassett, wife of the noted amateur jockey, had the best working hunter on the gounds in her Caprice, and she shared in the hunt team ribbons, her trio earining second place. 'T'HE former Laura Curtis of Wash ington, now Mrs. George H. Bo6t wick, returned to the races again the once-famous combination of Fugitive and Randy Duffey (of Middleburg) on Saturday and won the Washington's Birtliday Plate in commanding style. This chestnut son of Tryster seems to have rounded into form again since returning to the care, of his former trainer and rider and we predict that he will be a major factor in the cup races in both Virginia and Maryland this season. Fugitive always was more or less of a runaway on the steeplechase courses, refusing to be rated and rattling on at his fences so reck lessly that he often got into trouble where a cautious horse could have stood up easily. The old boy seems slightly more willing to listen to rea son now, however, and with his un questioned speed and fencing ability (he probably jumped 5-foot timber faster than it has ever been done before in the Maryland Hunt Cup of 1933) should give both Indigo and Hotspur a tussle for the honors of 1936. Furthermore while the boys are so blithely handing oiit cups to the Northwood and Wadsworth stables, they might pause to remember a horse named Chatterplay which started twice in 1935 and broke records both times. Aside from Fugitive’s victory and Lucier's creditable second at Camden, the high spots were Rigan McKin ney’s cleansweep of the two flat tests, each time riding an outsider to beat the odds-on favorite; the terriffic spill sustained by Col. F. S. Greene’s Drill master—he hit the ground so hard he turned up his toes and looked as though he never would rise again, but later jumped up and cantered away just as every one was giving up hope; Crystal Dawn's fall, which presented Dickie Wallach of War renton with the annual cracked col lar bone; Noel Laing's brush victory on Spartan Lad and his surprise de feat over hurdles on Navarino, one that made up 15 lengths and still could not win. T'HE sole vestige of local activity over the week end was the school ing session at Fort Myer Saturday afternoon, where Fenton Fadeley, Mrs. M. Robert Guggenheim. Lieut. Col. and Mrs. C. B. Lyman, Betty Couzens, Lieut. Marshall Frame, Capt. John Reybold, Maj. James Duke and sundry other owners gave their jumpers a workout over the open and hunter courses, preparatory to tomorrow night’s indoor meet. The course for seasoned open horses is. incidentally, a honey. It would appear that the cash customers will get a full load of jitters before this show is over. SEVEN TERPS TO FIGHT Will Have No 165-Pound Entrant in Conference Tourney. Maryland will be represented in only seven classes in the Southern Confer ence boxing tourney at Charlottesville, beginning Friday, as it has been de cided to have no 165 entrant. Terps slated to fight are: 115, Ed Shegogue; 125, Tom Birmingham; 135, Walter Webb; 145, Ivan Nedomatsky; 165 Mike Lombardo: 175, John Gorm >y heavy, Ed Fletcher, who was “an atiojd starter’’ after John Blrkland her), been withdrawn, LOOP GAMES ARE CLOSE. Eagles and the Warwicks were vic tors in two hard-fought games in the Southeast Community Cehter League last night, the former trimming the Trojans, 28-24, and the Warwicks stopping the Southeast Business Men, 39-34. NICHY TO FIGHT MADER. Billy Nichy, victor over Ernie An derson by a knockout in the semi-final bout of last night's card at Turner’s Arena, has been signed with Eddie Mader for the main event at next Monday’s bill at the same place. TERPS IN RIFLE TIE Share Middle Atlantic League Lead With Army, Navy. Paced by A. L. Mehring and Robert Davis, the University of Maryland’s sharp-shooting rifle team now is tied with Army and Navy for first place in the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate League, according to figures released by the National Rifle Association. Maryland has scored victories over V. M. I. and Florida, while George Washington and Georgetown both have dropped two matches. The Co lonials have been defeated by Florida and Navy, while the Hoyas have bowed to Army and V. M. I. "Hie standings: w. l. w. L. Navy_ 2 0 V. M. I_1 1 Army_ 2 0 Georgetown. 0 2 Maryland—. 2 p O. W .0 2 Florida_1 1 V. P. I-0 2 WIN IN COLORED TOURNEY. Victories by Twelfth Street Y. M. C. A. varsity and the Virginia Quick Steps marked play in the Twelfth Street Y-Tribune basket ball tourna ment last night. The Y tossers downed the Armstrong Night School five, 45-28, while the Quick Steps de feated the Union Station Red Caps, 41-33. The next tournament games will be played Friday night. EVANS APT TO CUT New Head of Farm System Good at Finding Stars for Little Money. By the Associated Press. BOSTON. February 25.—The faucet that has poured almost four millions of dollars Into the American League probably closed suddenly today following the appointment of Billy Evans, former Cleveland Indians general manager, as head of the Boston Red Sox farm system. Evans, who has discovered on sand lots players as capable as those Owner Tom Yawltey has spent hundreds of thousands for, will expand the Red 8ox‘s farming properties immediately. They now Include only ownership of the Rocky Mount club In the Class B Piedmont League and working agree* ments with the Syracuse International League club and Little Rock and Mem* phis In the Southern Association. . Evans’ appointment was announced by Yawkey’s general manager, canny Eddie Collins, who hastened to explain that the Red Sox did not intend to copy the highly successful methods employed by the St. Louis Cardinals, operatives of base ball’s so-called chain gang. No Big System Planned. “VUE DO not plan any extensive farm system, such as the St. Louis Cardinals operate," said Collins. “We want contracts and agreements with minor league teams. That is why Evans was sought for the position. “I talked to him about it last Fri day for the first time. He was in Cleveland. We, Tom Yawkey and I, met him in New York and came to an agreement there yesterday. “We have felt that we could not continue paying prohibitive prices for new players and we decided that we would have to rely upon some reason able methods of obtaining our replace ments. We believe Evans is the man we want.” Evans, a sports writer before he started his base ball career as an umpire in the Ohio-Penn League 30 years ago, also will head the Red Sox scouting system. He is considered a master in that phase of the game for, when he headed the Cleveland club, he plucked such stars as Joe Vosmik, Earl Averill, Wes Ferrell and Dick Porter off sandlots. First Assignment Uncertain. 'T'HE former umpire, who called them in the American League for more than 20 years, quit officiating in 1927 to become general manager of the Cleveland Indians and a few months ago, when his contract was reduced to $10,000, left the Cleveland tepee. Evans’ appointment, made in a bit of a rush, has many undecided angles. It has not been decided whether he will go to the Red Sox training camp at Sarasota, Fla., where the jump-off party heads today, or to Rocky Mount, N. C., to join Manager George Tor j porcer, who will guide the transferred I Piedmont Leaguers. 'RINALDI BASKETERS GET TOURNEY START ! Tackle Heurich Senates Tonight in Feature Game of A. A. U. Title Competition. TJINALDI TAILORS, one of the fa ored contenders for the unlimited championship, make their debut in the District A. A. U. basket ball tour nament at the Heurich gym tonight, when they meet the Heurich Senate five at 9:30 o’clock in the feature of a triple-header. The card will be opened at 7:30 o’clock by a 145-pound clash between the Terrapins and Police Boys’ Club, which clash will be followed by the Department of Agriculture-Y. M. C. A. unlimited game. At the Merrick Boy’s Club gym two games in lighter divisions will be played. Police Boys’ Club No. 4 will meet Northeast Boys’ Club Orioles in the 100-pound class at 7 o’clock. Northeast Boys’ Club Cardinals will play Washington Boys’ Club Redbirds. In games last night Delaware & Hudson beat Latter Day Saints, 44-25; Jewish Community Center trimmed Port Washington, 49-35, and Investi gation Blues defeated Knights of Co lumbus, 39-20. j. C. C. (49). Pt. Wash. (33). G.F.PtS. GF.Pts. Jacobson.f.- 0 3 3 Marker.!_ 9 2 20 Hayman.f..- 0 0 0 Klaser.f- 3 17 Mulitz.f_2 16 Dunn.f _0 0 0 Fox.f .. 3. 0 6 Pursett.e --Oil Genderson.e. 7 1 15 Zim’man.C-- 0 0 0 Cohen.g -_ 2 1 5 Uhrinich.g-. 10 2 Glnberg.g.— 10 2 Dorn.g-2 9 2 Askins.g. - I 0 2 Byrd.g-2 15 Bershard.c.- 5 1 11 Totals_21 ”7 49 Total*_15 ~5 35 Referee—Mr. Gearty. F. B. I. (39). K. Of C. (20). G.F.PtS. G.F.PtS. Ftsher.f_ 0 0 0 Forkls.f — _ 3 2 8 Erwin.f.— -Oil Callavett.f.- 204 L Th’pson.f- 6 2 14 Blackwell.c— 10 2 Robinson.c- 4 3 11 Aquillno.C-. 0 0 0 Oolley.g-J39 Murphy,*.. _ 204 White.*_ 2 0 4 Ross nb um.g 0 0 0 Howland.*-- 10 2 Totals_lil 39 Totals_*1) ~2 20 Referee—"Babe'’ Gearty (C. U.). D. AH. (44). Batata (28). G.F.PtS. G.F.PtS. Beach.!_3 4 10 Terry.f-1 0 2 Smith.f_6 012 Monson.f... 3 2 8 Long.f _ 0 0 0 Csnnon.f_0 0 0 Gsrber.f — 13 6 Badeer.c-0 0 0 Mayfleld.e— 3 4 10 D.Lybert.C— 0 0 0 G.Ball.g_ 0 0 0 Belser.g_2 1 5 Rodea.g — 1 1 3 Hamon.g_10 2 J.Curtm.*— 10 2 H.Lybert.g— 2 4 8 L.Ball.g-- 1_0_2 Total*_10 12 44 Totals_ 9 7 25 Referee—Mr. Shirley (G. W.). C. U. TO FACE FIVE ALUMNUS TUTORS Lawler, Card Star in ’20s, Brings Mount St. Mary’s Team Here Tonight. AN OLD Catholic University ath lete returns to Brookland to night seeking reveinge on his alma mater. Jo-Jo Lawler, who starred on the grid and court for C. U. in the mid dle ’20s, comes back to the scenes of his former triumphs as the coach of the Mount St. Mary’s basket ball team, beaten earlier in the season by the Cardinals. It will be the semi-final game for the Cards, who wind up their season tomorrow night in the same place against La Salle. Tonight’s contest starts at 8:15 o’clock. Having licked the Saints, 38-31, at Emmitsburg last month, Fod Cotton’s charges should repeat tonight, but there is another angle to the game which may prove as interesting as the final result. Hermie Schmarr, making a bid to lead District scorers for the second consecutive year, is averag ing more than 10 >4 points per game and needs only to continue that pace to assure him top honors again. Another objective of the Cardinals will be the defense of their good home record this Winter, w^hich shows the team beaten only twice in eight games at the big Brookland gym. Duke and Geneva, two top-notch teams, turned the trick, but C. U. holds victories over Western Maryland, Davis and Elkins and St. Thomas at home. Bernie Lieb. Irish Carroll, Sam Pa gano and Zeke Brown will complete the Cards’ starting line-up. 2 OF WESTS Little Hoyas and Friends in Front, but Gonzaga is Defeated. Georgetown prep and Friends were victorious in all prep games yesterday while Gonzaga was losing to Roose velt for the second time. The Garrett Parkers topped Landon. 24-21, while Friends hung a 33-23 defeat on Wood ward. The Gonzaga-Roosevelt score was 27-17. Although Joe Gardner’s young team may find the outside competition a bit too stiff, it has been quite suc cessful against other prep fives, yes terday’s triumph over Landon being its fifth in seven games. At that, Landon came near trimming the little Hoyas at Garrett Park, erasing most of the 18-8 advantage held by the winners at the half. G’town Prep (24). Landon (21). GFPts. GFPts. Byrd f_ 2 0 4 Crocker f_.3 4 10 O'Sh'nessy.f Oil Randall.f_022 Higems.f_ 2 0 4 Eaton.c_ 2 0 4 Hemb'ugh.f. 0 0 0 Beverlv.*.— 113 Cummings.c 2 0 4 Channel.*. . Oil Daly.*__ 3 2 R Myers.g—.. Oil Graham.*.. 0 0 0 Nurre *_ 0 0 0 Franklin.*.. 113 Totals— To ~4 24 Totals— *6 9 21 Referee—Mr. O'Meara. TIOOSEVELT doubled the score on Gonzaga In the first half at the Rough Riders’ gym. leading by 14-7 at the intermission, but the Purple held the high school runners-up on almost even terms for the last two quarters. Roosevelt <271. Gonzaga <171. G F.Pts. G.F.Pts. Kollus f_ 1 2 4 Boyle, f_2 1 5 Rusher.!_ 0 0 <1 Ganey.f_OOO S'nerman.f. 0 0 0 Connolly.!— 0 0.0 G Coakley.f- 4 0 8 O'Brien.f_10 2 Comer.c_ 2 0 4 Smith.!__ 0 0 0 Robertson,e_ 0 0 0 Walsh.c—_ Oil FCoakley.g. 2 0 4 Laake.g.... 0 0 0 Foeel g_ 0 0 0 Collins.e_Oil Silverman.g. 3 17 Hanley.g-4 0 8 Royal.g_ 0 0 0 Flannery.g_0 0 0 Totals.— 12*3 27 Totals... ~7 ~3 17 Referee—Mr. Kessler. TTSING its second team throughout the second half, Friends had little more than a workout in downing Woodward on the Friends floor. Friends took an early lead and never was even threatened. Friends <331. Woodward (231. G.F.Pts. G.F.Pts. Titus !_10 2 Beane!_ 2 2 6 Gwynne.f_- 3 2 8 Schmid'rd f. 0 0 0 Miller.!_ 1 3 5 Ingram.!... 2 3 7 Smith !_ 0 0 0 Murray.c_4 10 Alexander.c. 113 Carpenter.*. 0 O O Wannan.g— 3 0 g Parker.*-Oil Cochrane*. 1 Q 2 Soeare.g- 10 2 Forsythe.* .113 8chultz.g_- 1 0 2 Totals_ 13 7 33 Totals- 8 7 23 I-I Mat Matches Br the Associated Press. WILMINGTON.—Emil Dusek, 215, Omaha, defeated George Koverly, 218, Hollywood, two out of three. CAMDEN, N. J.-Joe Montana, 179, Camden, drew with Jose Samuel, 181, Portugal. Each won one fall. LANCASTER, Pa.—Joe Dusek, 217, Omaha, defeated Ed Meske, 221, Ak ron, Ohio, one fall. WORCESTER, Mass.—Yvon Robert, 220, Canada, tossed John Malmberg, 215. Worcester. Two falls. PORTLAND, Me.—Lester O’Nell, 178, Portland, defeated Otto von Zuppe, 179, Germany, two out of three. ROCHESTER, N. Y.—Jack Sherry, 215, Texas, tossed Ivan Rasputin, 217, Russia, straight falls. ■ l ‘Coincidentally,’ Bike Spills Are Handy for Cameraman Jold Mine Stock Makes Shawkey Near Millionaire—Naissmith Drive to Run to March 1. BY EDDIE BRIETZ, Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK, February 25.— Was It a coincidence that most of the bad spills on the first night of the bike race occurred right in front of the battery of photographers—and in time for the morning papers? . . . or was Prof. Harry Mendel’s tim ing just that good? Reports along the base ball Rialto say Bob Shawkey, former Yankee and Newark manager, is well mi his way to becoming a millionaire plus in the next few years ... be has put all his base ball earnings in a gold mine in Canada and the stock is soaring ... has gone from 20 to 85 in two months... Bob can . sell now for enough to make him independent for life, but nothing doing. There are 21 colleges in the Little Nineteen Conference . . . and the Southeastern is geograph ically west of the Southern Con ference ... Oabby Hartnett is mak ing his fifteenth visit to Catalina Island at the expense of the Cubs ... Rocky Mount, N. C.. has voted a $30,000 bond issue to build a ball nark for the Red Sox. Hie Naismith basket ball fund drive will continue until March 1 ... the little town of Red Wing, Minn, contributed $31.0$ ... or 1 cent for each of 3,100 basket ball admissions ... pretty good foe a town of only 10,000 ... Ned Irish's Aare lor As Oardingamsswaa $180 . . . Ohio State's home con tests netted $121.29. Correction: Freddie Miller wasn’t the only Southpaw to hold a major boxing title . . . Tiger Flowers, Johnny Wilson and Lou Brouillard, former rulers of the middleweight and welterweight divisions, were left-handers . . . Jim Braddock is telling the boys in Florida, not to feel too sorry for him ... he points out be is quite a puncher himself and that neither Art lasky or Com Griffith has been quite the same since Braddock slanted them. The Erwin, Tenn., high school team has won 38 consecutive cage games ... but that’s not the best record for the vicinity... the Bluff City girls had captured 89 in a row 1 when their streak was stopped ... Mike Jacobs is due from Miami any day now ... Norment Quarles, former Southern Conference feath erweight champion, now fighting under Jack Dempsey’s banner, makes his New York bow against Mike Belloise tomorrow night. Oscar Rankin, red-topped Negro, asked St. Paul promoters to move his main event ahead of the semi final so he could catch a Chicago train ... Fred Lenbart caught the spirit of the thing and stopped Os car cold ip SB seconds. P. S.—He made the train . . . we’ll see If Max Baer means business about his ring comeback ... the Garden has offered him a shot at the winner of the Primo Camera-Isidor Gas * - -. . mm. mfUmmmrn Mrs. J. A. Dowdatt New Head, Of Golf Tourney Committee MRS. JOSEPH P. DOWD ALL of Congressional, former club champion, Is the new tourna ment chairman of the Wom en’s District Golf Association. The most Important post in the active field of women’s golf today belongs to the woman who held the Congressional championship three years ago. Mrs. R. S. Thompson of the Army-Navy Country Club will serve as vice chair man of the Important Tournament Committee. The appointments were announced late yesterday, along with several others, at a special meeting of the Executive Committee of the women's organization at the Ken nedy-Warren. Mrs. Ben C. Hartig of Manor and Columbia will serve as District team captain in charge of first team matches, with Mrs. N. J. Waldron of Beaver Dam as assistant. In charge of second team matches will be Mrs. E. A. Rule of Kenwood, with Mrs. E. M. Amick of Columbia, as her aide. Mrs. Prank Kramer of Beaver Dam will be in charge of the third team matches, with Mrs. J. L. Brown of Kenwood as assistant. A well deserved appointment brings Miss Susan Hacker of Chevy Chase to the post of captain of the team representing Washington in the Inter city team matches. Mrs. James W. Beller of Columbia will serve as her assistant. Mrs. C. P. Medley of Manor becomes chairman of the Handicap Committee, succeeding Mrs. J. F. Gross of Co lumbia in that post. With her will serve Mrs. F. G. Mieir of Kenwood. Other committees were chosen as fol lows: Rules Committee, Mrs. Douglas Tschiflely, Washington, chairman: Mrs. James W. Beller, Columbia: Miss Susan C. Hacker, Chevy Chase; Mrs. Ralph Goldsmith, Woodmont; Mrs. L. G. Pray, Manor: in charge of the association year book, Mrs. R. E. Burks, Congressional: prizes, Mrs. H. L. Simcoe, Congressional; Mrs. G. C. Roney, Washington; publicity, meetings and tournaments, Mrs. J. H. Bullock, Indian Spring; team matches, Mrs. N. J. Waldron, Beaver Dam. The District championship will go to Congressional, if the recommenda tion of the meeting is followed, while The Star Cup tourney will go to Beaver Dem. The plan for changes in the team matches, with some clarifications, was unanimously adopted, as was the plan for budgeting entry fees in the various association tourneys. I ipSIMMSHT Oil fill Til by W, R..MSCALLUM_ THE cbming golf season will see a renewal of the rivalry be tween two of our worst golfers, or two of the best, depending on how you look at it. Certainly you couldn’t find a pair of lusty divot lifters who get more real enjoyment out of golf than do Stokes Sammons, the Swampscott Stinger, or Alfred C. Paul, who became known last year as the Silver Spring Terror, with sound effects. Between these two members of Congressional sprang up last year one of those healthy rivalries which give a flock of folks a real belly-laugh and the nineteenth hole its best moments of merriment. For neither Sammons, who weighs around 130 pounds, soak ing wet in his immaculate golf togs, or Paul, 220 pounds of husky man hood, ever has cracked 100, and if _ score of 138 and then managed to get whipped by 10 and 8 in the consola tion flight. After that Stokes an nounced publicly that he had found at last a golfer he could whip, the same being Paul. But Brother Paul denied it and flung a few challenges himself. Meanwhile a group of his friends got together and tried to arrange a match between the pair of battlers. Look Forward to a Laugh. 'T'HEY posted bill-boards throughout the club locker room announcing the match, equipped the caddies with chest protectors and masks, to'd Greenskeeper Hines to send an extra crew of men out after the match to do some divot replacing and got the two principals together. But about that time Paul had to leave town and they keep on doing what they are c' tag, neither of ’em ever will. Finally Makes a Birdie. GAMMONS is the gent who is out ^ with a standing offer to any pro who' can help him to crack 50 for a j nine-hole circuit of any standard length golf course. Prior to last year he never had bagged a birdie in his many years of swinging at a golf ball. But somehow, on the fourteenth hole, playing from the short tee, he man aged to reach the green and then bobbled a lengthy putt clear across the green into the cup for his first birdie. And then, reverting to char acter, he finished, pulled-up, in 11. j 11, 11, 11 for a snappy 120 for the round. It cost Stokes a lot of money— that birdie—for he was generous about the business of signing checks. Paul only took up golf last Sum I mer, and joined Congressional. But he got ahead of Stokes in the birdie j business. He got one on the twelfth i hole by the same method, but he ; reached his high spot of all time by j qualifying in the ninth flight of the ; cAub championship with a record the match was oft. "That guy cant lick me,” says Sammons. “I'll take him if I have to shoot my best game and get down around 115. Big as he is he can’t outhit me.” And so Con gressional members, at least those who still can laugh after this Winter, are looking forward to one of the better laughs of the year.” Golf Chairman Bill Jones is in on It. He has bor rowed a kapok vest from Hugh Mac Kenzie, a mask from Bill McEvoy, who used to pitch for the White House press room team, and is all set. Bill hasn’t had much exercise this year, but he expects to make it all up in one afternoon, when Sammons and Paul get together. One of golf’s old landmarks has passed. The American Golfer, first published by Walter J. Travis 30 years and more ago, has been discontinued under that magazine name, and has been sold to a new publication, to be known as Sports Illustrated. For many years*the American Golfer was looked upon as‘golf’s leading publi cation. The new magazine will carry a flock of golf yarns. Gene Vinson holes a short one on the fifteenth at Con gressional. Roland MacKenzie on the left. Masonic League Averages (15 games or more.) Team Standing. W. L. W. L. Hiram.- 47 16 Joppa- 30 30 Anacostia — 41 19 Congress — 0/ 2. Harmony... 32 19 Cenenmal... 30 33 Lebanon_ 33 21 St. John s... 22 26 Barrister_36 24 Potomac - 26 31 Whiting .. 35 25 Mt. Pleasant. 27 33 King David.. 35 25 Columbia — 28 35 Hone ... 34 26 Albert Pike.. 23 31 La Payette_ 32 25 Chillum -21 30 i Naval — 35 28 Singleton... 20 31 Stansbury_ 30 27 Takoma-21 3.11 Dawson_ 29 28 Parker - 24 39 Petworth_ 29 28 Silver Spring 23 40 Pentalpha_ 32 31 King Solomon 22 41 National_ 32 31 New Jerus'lem 19 44 Season Records. High team games—Lebanon. 629: Whiting. 625. , . . „„„ _ High team sets—Lebanon. 1.798: Whit 11,1High 1averages—Litchfield. 122-19: Bill helmer. 121: Simon. 119-17; Cleary. 116-63: Ellis. 115-22. ^ High individual games—Pugh. 177: Miltner. 175: Litchfield. 173; BlUheimer. 169. High' Individual sets—Litchfield. 421: Cleary. 415: Miltner. 406: Deputy. 403. High strikes—Simon. 44: Litchfield. 38: Roper. 38: Phillips. 36: H. D. Sonneman. 36: Billhetmer. 35; Bryant. 35. High spares—Cleary. 1.0: Miltner 168. Bittenbender, 164; Voorhees. 164; Hare. High weekly games—Malcolm. 158: Stevens. 153.. Individual Averages. (15 games or more.) ALBERT PIKE. Schlosser 12 110-10 M.Daoud. 54 99-20 Shah_ 45 106-8 Scott. - 54 9.-16 Ebersole. 64 101-35 S.Daoud- 21 80-10 Danbelser 30 99-26 ANACOSTIA. . — W.Koontz 60 113-16 Handy— 54 100-18 D. Vecc o 57 110-50 Wilson— 53 99-48 K. Koontx 49 107-25. Dodge—. 18 98-11 BARRISTER. .. Horner— 21 109-1 Butrum.. 57 105-55 811C0X— 60 106-26 Staubley. 51 105-50 Manning 57 106-5 Speer— 39 98-36 CHILLUM. nA Baxter.. 38 114-19 Oude-34 97-.0 Ooode- 28 103-19 Shinn 31 89-28 Lau’ghton 23 101-21 Youngb d 20 83-10 Austin_ 27 98-6 McClum 14 77-8 COLUMBIA. — Franklin. 58 109-2, K. S'nm’n 67 103-20 H. S'nm'n 63 107-44 Harsch— 23 98-9 Orlest__ 63 104-15 K'ffmann 24 97-17 CONGRESS. „„ — _ Stringer. 15 107-5 Kellogg— 33 101-3 IBM M M!::« oT-i9 _36 lOp-SS^lutrick 48 98-4 _ 42 101-34 Burnest n 45 95-12 :a„ 25 101-9 Jenklnson 28 91-11 ion 44 100-14 Ellis_38 lLS-^Montl'rts 42 100-26 Iseman— 42 109-10 Boo- 42 96-00 Carlson_45 106-10 HIRAM. Simon . 45 119-17 Peterson 57 105-5J Courtney 45 110-38 Tuggle . 63 103-4 E. Meany 37 107-16 C.Meany 44 103-30 HOPE. Kellogg 50 110-38 Velhmeye 39 100-3 La Clgir 60 103-37 Croai.-- 15 98-4 Collier-- 54 101-28 Rabbitt. 39 94-22 JOPPA. BUlh'mer 42 121 Oliver — 45 101-83 Rokbiatt 45 107-13 Wood— 45 100-37 KINO DAVID. k KING SOLOMON. Sutton— 43 97-18 Johnst'ne 64 91-49 Ferber 42 96-32 Wernth'r 24 86-19 McLaren 60 95-55 Burr'ughs 51 85-30 Gaither. 30 92-14 LA FAYETTE. * Hare 57 113-25 Slick ... 39 102-26 Kaschub., 35 113-4 Landis... 52 101-2 Phillies 29 109-7 Purchase 28 100-17 Aekerm n 42 105-30 LEBANON. WJVchf'd 42 122-19 Christian 54 109-16 Robey— o4 115-o Hunt 00 106-7 Raum 46 111-29 Moore 28 104-17 Brooks . 16 110-2 C.Lt'chf'l 21 103 MOUNT PLEASANT. Malcolm 45 106-36 Knock . 17 98-7 Mason . 61 104-24 Doymg.. 39 97-29 Cornell. 44 104-21 Carter.. 42 95-17 Henry.. 15 99-9 NATIONAL. Bryant.. 67 111-66 Demarest 48 101-37 Roper . 63 110-1 Watts.. 60 98-58 Freeman 67 107-12 NAVAL. Gray ... 63.108-14 O'Brien. 63 100-54 U Pl"tae~ 50 88-18 NEW JERUSALEM. Brnmons. 45 108-1 Jacobs.. 45 101-33 Walker 12 105 Hudson. 30 92-17 Campbell 21 104-19 PARKER. Lewis.._ 51 110-1 Ben ham 29 95-27 Mitchell. 24 107-23 SaxtoiTZ 17 93-15 Miller... 55 101-6 Wilhelm. 34 92-14 Maddox 67 97-28 Behrems. 23 89-5 PENTALPHA. Miltner— 63 113-44 Moore— 49 102-16 Pugh .. 54 111-46 Butler.. 25 95-12 Werntz.. 60 105-10 Seibert.. 58 92-55 PETWORTH. Deputy.. 57 113-33 Hancock. 38 104-25 Soper... 57 107-40 Pratt... 39 104-11 Homer.. 15 107 Helmer.. 45 103-3 POTOMAC. Driver.. 48 110-10 Ulrich.. 64 108-35 Stevens. 64 108-48 Hunter.. 45 101-42 House.. 64 108-48 ST. JOHN’S. Robb- 48 109-3 Milana.. 12 103-4 Hyde-18 105-9 Stein ... 48 100-14 Keeler.. 27 104-14 SILVER SPRING. Rich'son. 51 103-1 Durrelle. 18 95-12 Duryea.. 61 101-19 Brandt.. 60 89-19 Ber'mann 46 99-37 Oliver_11 94-2 McComas 52 97-11 SINGLETON. Doleman. 18 108-4 Lehman. 18 101-15 Perna.. 48 103-39 Bell_ 36 95-32 Stoner.. 48 103-18 Roach_ 30 88-13 Oray... 48 103-1 8TANSBURY. Wolfe... 27 113-8- Rook—. 48 105-40 Burrows. 54 109-47 Bacas_ 56 104-29 Lipscomb 61' 108-39 Botts_ 30 102-11 TAKOMA Ouerrier 51 106-14 Burr... 24 102-14 Davis... 51 103-13 Quimby. 35 96-1 Jordan.. 48 103-6 Byre... 45 93-20 CENTENNIAL. Bltten’der 63 113-49 Fenton.. 57 101-36 Webb... 63 104-23 Lawr'son 60 99-37 Cardin— 57 102-27 WHITING. Oleary— 60 116-53 Stocks.. 29 106-23 Ren wick. 60 109-37 Hart. W. 54 104-24 Bean_ 67 106-35 Hart. R.. 39 104-8 Today a year ago—Walter Hagen, I with 280, woo $3,000 Gasparllla open COU ▲ < EARLY BALLYHOO 18-Year-Old Maid Likely to Win National Title in Year or Two. BY W. B. McCALLCM. EVERY once In a while some youngster comes up through the ranks of golf and becomes a star almost overnight, with out going through the customary bally hoo, or the “uncrowned” champion stage. Such a kid is freckle-faced 18- ' year-old Patty Berg of Minneapolis, who Is the sensation of women’s golf this year and is in the same position J as Glenna Collett and Bobby Jones 19 years back before either of them had won a national championship. i This stocky, grinning little miss of Scandinavian ancestry has done noth ing much but upset the apple cart of all the accepted champions in the South this Winter, including National Champion Glenna Collett Vare. She has taken in stride such accomplished linkswomen as Mrs. Vare, Maureen Orcutt Crews, Marion Miley and Mrs. Opal S. Hill, three of whom were win ning big golf tournaments when the Berg kid was playing with gingham dolls. tiame s Biggest ,\ews. CHE is the biggest news story in golf ^ today, and if she keeps on improv ing she is going to win a national in a year or two. But the unusual part of it is that Miss Berg didn't have to go through the customary routine of winning a flock of sectional champion ships before she became big-time tim ber. She sprang into the national star parade almost overnight by going to the final in the championship last year, where Mrs. Vare whipped her. It isn’t the usual thing at all for a young star to bloom so quickly, in golf at least. Usually they have to go through the “child wonder” stage, win an armful of minor titles, get licked in the national a few times and finally crash through to win. Maureen Crews, good as she is, went through all the stages, Including the “girl wonder” development, but she never has won the national, and probably , never will. Patty Berg, freckles, con fidence and all, has been spared all this. From obscurity she sprang into the headlines within a week last Sep tember, and for a while she was looked ^ upon as one of those championship freaks, a kid who had a good week and would be a good kid again and let all the oldtimers trim her when ever she started, with that reverence for age and experience that seems to be part of golf. Carries Fight to Enemy. T>UT Patty is not orthodox. She u carried the scrap right into the camp of the enemy in Florida, and she has done right well. Twice she has whipped Maureen Crews and twice she has won big tournaments, crushing the national champ along the route in one of them. Maureen finally defeated her at Palm Beach last week, but it took all the golf she had to do it, and Maureen has been one of our best swingers for a good many years. The Berg lass starts today in another tournament—at Ormond Beech—along with the rest of the feminine troupe which Ma and Pa Keeler and Ray McCarthy trot around through the Southern loop each year, and she will be the biggest star of them all. Mrs. Crews and Mrs. Vare will not start. The rest of them have proven to be no match for the Berg youngster this year. Anyway you figure it, Patty is the biggest golf news of the Winter. Any gal who can play winning golf ^ in the North and then play even better golf on those sandy Florida courses is j good. Popping Off (Continued From Eleventh Page.) current peak. McGraw startled the sports world in 1907 by taking his New York Giants all the way to Los Angeles to train, although he Anally had to move to San Antonio when constant rains washed out their camp in California. Florida Base Ball Mecca. TT WAS from these pioneering ef forts, however, that Spring train* ing grew to a necessity well worth the *20,000 to *60.000 that annually is spent upon it by each major league 4 club owner. Now the South is a Mecca for diamond athletes, news paper men, photographers, cartoonists and radio commentators, all of whom play a part. Florida, with 12 of the 16 major league clubs training under its sun, still ranks as the most popular State in the country as a condition ing site and the program still seems to be growing. In fact, two National League clubs will go out of the United States dur ing their training schedule. Clark Griffith, tossing down a straight shot of hot tea, took a look at the hotel lobby here today and grinned at the sight of his sleek-haired ball players, who look as though they had just stepped out of a page from ' Esquire. Hotel folk bow and scrap* before the diamond heroes now. “When I can first remember Spring training," the Old Fox recalled, “the < better hotels didn’t want most ball clubs. And that’s where Anson was •way ahead of the rest. Cap knew it and took pains to make the hotel* * want his club. - 1 Anson Keen About Style. •ANSON was a showman if base ball ever had one. He used to tell us at camp that he wanted us in the old soup an’ Ash at dinner. It wasn’t compulsory, but when Cap said full dress it was a good idea to wear just that. “He carried his ideas to the ball Aeld. We didn’t just dress and run onto the Aeld, even in training. We , waited and marched out in line. It was Anson who started transporting his ball players to the parks in open, carriages and who varied uniforms to add color. One day we’d be wearing blue pants. The next we’d have tight britches like a Buckingham Falaca P*g«."