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Snow Gone, D. C. Linksmen
Hope to Make Start on
1936 This Week.
WITH Spring and a lot of golf
about ready to rush in on
the Capital, Chairman
Marty West of the Colum
bia Country Club Golf Committee to
day scanned the calendar, looked over
the Spring date and announced the
"opening day” of the Columbia golf
course for April 26. The date is a
Sunday, as was last year’s opening
day, and Marty hopes that a good
turnout of golf-hungry boys and
girls will be around for the formal
opening of the course. He needn’t
have much fear, they won’t be. for if
there is one group who really want
to get at their sport it is the golfers.
Several handicap tournaments and
the usual fun and frolic will mark
Columbia's opening day. Some time
before April 26 West will hold a meet
ing of his Golf Committee and go \
over the team match situation within
the club. He plans to stage again :
the intraclub matches which were so
successful last year.
Jones Again Man to Beat.
Fred McLeod and Wiffy Cox
• probably the only professional
competitors from Washington, sev- ;
eral amateurs are going to the Bobby
Jones tourney at Augusta early in
April to see the one-time “emperor”
©f golf make his third attempt to win
the “master's” tourney. The Jones
tournament starts on April 2 and
Winds up on April 5. It is far more
than the usual golf tournament, for
It is an invitation affair limited to
the first 30 men in the national open,
• group from the P. G. A. tournament
and a number of friends of Bob Jones.
It is more a social gathering of friends
cf Bob than anything else, even
though the prize dough will total
*3.000, one of the big purses of the
Albert R. MacKenzie. Martin R.
West. Dr. Paul Stewart, Miller B. Ste
Vinson. L. W. Laudick and several
other Columbia members plan to
spend that week at Augusta and sec
the boys go after the Jones scalp.
Last year Bob couldn't putt a lick and
finished far down in the ruck, well
behind Lawson Little, the reigning j
amateur champion. Jones has been
playing in Florida and despite his lack
of recent tournament experience he
. will be the man to teat again. Horton
Smith won the 1935 tourney.
Courses Now Playable.
'T'HIS is the week when golf really
will open up around Washington. ;
The snow and ice have vanished and
even though the courses will be soft
for some time, or at least until sun
and wind have dried them out, they j
will be playable. It will be some
weeks before the frost leaves the
ground, for even now only the top
surface has thawed and a few inches I
’ down the ground still is frozen. Ob- !
viously the Winter has done some
damage to the layouts. Washes have
damaged some of the hillier courses
•nd tees will need considerable re
aodding, while putting greens will
be bumpy and rough for weeks to
come. But the main consideration is
that once again golf may be played.
It's been almost two months since
that was possible, in Washington's
worst Winter in many years. It will j
be Winter golf, over slow courses and
bumpy greens, but it will be golf just
the same. Out at Congressional the
members will feel that golf is back
again for Roland MacKenzie, the
smooth-swinging young pro, will be
back on the job tomorrow. He will
arrive in town tomorrow after three
months in Florida, where he has been
the Winter pro at Ponte Vedra for
the last two months.
Flanged Soles Retained.
TV^OTHING much new in golf clubs
A ^ this year. The bright young
salesmen for the big golf equipment
companies have been coming through
Washington for the past few weeks
peddling their Spring equipment and
their 1936 lines, and there isn’t any
thing radically new in the lot. The
Iron clubs, almost 100 per cent steel
shafted affairs, again will feature
flanged soles, although in some lines
the spring in the shaft has been
carried up under the grip to provide
•’a feel like hickory,” and to get a
set of hickory-shafted clubs you have
to have them made to order. The
trend in wooden clubs is toward
more compact heads, like the model
Tommy Armour used some years ago,
known technically as the old Dll
head. But the golf ball itself will
be longer and more resistant to cut
ting. The main splash in golf equip
■ ment and golf balls will come at
Pinehurst during the North and
South tourney late this month. All
the new lines make their first big
showing at Pinehurst, which has been
the spot where for many years the
new equipment first comes out.
Meet for D. C. A. A U. Title Will

Begin Wednesday.
Entries for the first annual District
A. A. U. squash rackets singles cham
pionships will cose tonight at 6 o’clock
with Ralph W. Foster, chairman, at
1736 G street.
The tournament, to be held from
March 4 to 11, is expected to draw the
cream of Washington's squash racket
ers to the Y. M. C. A. courts, where
play will be continuous from 7 to 10
O’clock every night.
Gold and silver medals will be
awarded the winner and runner-up,
respectively, while a bronze medal will
be presented to the player getting
third position. The third-place medal
will be contested for by losers in the
aeml-flnal round.
Drawings will be made tonight.
Tech to Play “Irish"—University
Dates Holy Cross.
ATLANTA, March 2 (A1)—Foot
ball bounded back into the news here
today with the announcement that
Georgia Tech will resume athletic
relations with Notre Dame in the Fall
of 1938 under a game-and-game
At Athens. Ga.. it was announced
that the University of Georgia plans
i t/j play Holy Cross at Boston in the
ran of 1937.
; I
Sports Mirror
By ih# Associated P-ess.
Today a year ago: Vernon Gome*,
Yankee southpaw and league's leading
pitcher, signed two-year contract at
$20,000 a year.
Three years ago: Babe Ruth scored
hole-in-one on 185-yard third hole of
Pasadena golf course.
Five years ago: Gene Sarazen won
Florida West Coast open golf tourna
ment with four-round total of 278.
Dodson’s Late Rush Falls
Stroke Shy of Tying
Belleair Victor.
B" the Associated Press.
Belleair, Fia., March 2.—
Harry Cooper of Chicago
owned first prize money of
$700 in the Florida West
Coast open golf tournament today as
the result of a good beginning.
Chipping five stiokes off par in
two rounds Saturday, and standing '
four up on the field at the half- !
way point. Cooper had enough edge
to withstand the closing spurts of !
Leonard Dodson. Pembrine, Wis., and
Henry Picard, Hershey, Pa.
Only Cooper with 282, and Dod
son a stroke behind, managed to beat
par as the strain of 72 holes in two
days took its toll on the rest of the
Dodson Finishes Second.
'J'HE Chicago veteran put together
rounds of 69—68—72—73. Dod
son, winning second money of $450,
stroked his way almost to the top
yesterday with 18-hole scores of 69
and 72 after his card read 142 in
the first 36.
Picard played brilliantly yesterday
with a pair of 69s, but his total score
of 285 was one over par for the 72
hole route. He collected $350.
A last round of 67 shoved Tom
Creavy of Albany, N. Y„ up to fourth
place, where his 288 was good for j
$280 Terl Johnson of Winter Haven,
Fla., won fifth money of $220 for
his 289.
Hits Perfect 50 as Capital Team
Beats Baltimoreans.
Pared by Dr. Don Johnson, direc
tor of the National Capital Street Club,
the local organization outshot the
Skyland Gun Club of Baltimore, 226
213, in a shoot on the local course
near Bcthesda, Md., yesterday.
Despite strong cross-winds. Dr.
Johnson ran up a string of 50 straight
targets—the only perfect score of the
day. Prentiss of the visitors, with 49,
and George Deyoe. a local shooter,
with 48, turned in other commendable
Scores 'hits in r>0 targets':
Nat Cap. , A" Team Skyland Gun Club.
Dr. D. Johnson 5n Prentiss’ _ in
George Deyoe 4s Howard _ 4.1
William Coe _ 4.S Cheney _ 4':
Joe Morrison 4" Hirser _ 41
A. F. Prescott 41 Singer _ .’IS
Totals Totals_ "Til
Conquers Willnich, Dark Horse
in D. C. Title Struggle.
Stark, Mugridge Draw.
tional chess master, forged to the
front in the sixth round of chess play
of the District championship tourna
ment when he defeated Konrad Will
nich, dark horse in the league tourney,
which is being held at Hotel Gordon.
Donald H. Mugridge slipped by
yielding his second draw with Martin
Stark, D. C. champion, obtaining the
darw after hours of tactical maneu
vers. Rather than lose outright, the
Capital City Club champ played for
the draw, which led to his sharing
first honors with Sournin.
Kessler Beats Eaton.
to Max Kessler after an evening
of weighty plays. Ernest Knapp
drove Simon Naidel into a vulnerable
position and trapped his opponent to
win an unexpected victory. The game
between Carl A. Hesse and R. N.
Ramme was adjourned, the play-off
to, be held this week.
Standings in the nine-round tourna
ment after the sixth round of play:
Rank. Player. W. L. D.. Pts.
1 D. H. Muxrldxe _4 O 2* 5
2 Vladimir Sournln_BIOS
.‘t M C. Stark _a 1 2 4
4 'C. A. Hesse _2 1 2 .1
5 Ernest Knapp_ 2 2 2 3
O Max Kessler _ 2 2 2 :l
7 Vincent Eaton_2 3 1 2 V,
8 Simon Naidel _2 3 1 2 Vi
0 Konrad Willnieh_1 B 0 1
10 *R N. Ramme . _O B 0 0
'Game adjourned in sixth round for
play-off this week.
Round six was notable for the fail
ure of Willnieh to gain a capital vic
tory over Sournln. Several times dur
ing the match Willnieh possessed the
stronger position, but at crucial stages
his efforts were weak as compared to
his wily generalship in the middle of
the battle.
Sournin now looks forward to wear
ing the crown again. Only in Mu
gridge will he find a formidable foe
to block his way with every artifice of
modern chess strategy at his command.
FOR own; TRY
Fifth District Struggle to In
clude Eight Fast Mid
west Teams.
By the Associated Press. •
INDIANAPOLIS, March 2.—Six of
the fastest basket ball teams in
the Midwest, including Notre
Dame and Indiana, coleader with
Purdue of the Big Ten, today were se
lected by the Filth District Intercol
legiate Olympic Basket Ball Committee
to compete in an eight-team district
tournament at the Butler Field House,
Indianapolis, March 12, 13 and 14.
The other four teams named were
De Paul of Chicago, University of
Illinois, Northwestern and Ohio State,
giving the Big Ten Conference four
The two remaining entries for the
district play will be decided in a pre
liminary tournament, also at the
Butler Field House Friday and Satur
day, March 6 and 7, among the other
14 teams entered in the district,
which includes the Slates of Ohio,
Illinois, Michigan and Indiana.
nve Teams from Indiana.
HTHE 14 teams invited to play in the
A preliminary tourney include five
from Indiana—undeafeated Central
Normal of Danville, Butler, De Pauw
of Greencastle, Ball State of Muncie
and Indiana State of Terre Haute;
two from Michigan—University of
Detroit and Wayne University of De
troit; two from Illinois—James Milli
kin of Decatur and Western State
Teachers of Macomb; University
of Cincinnati, Western Reserve of
Cleveland. Marietta. Ohio Wesleyan
of Delaware and Miami of Oxford
from Ohio. The draw for the prelimi
nary tournament will be made in
Indianapolis Tuesday.
There was brisk competition for
the site of the tournament, two groups
from Chicago and one from Detroit
bidding for consider? tion. Butler
University offered the use of Its field
house at a bare cost basis and if pre
liminary estimates prove right the
Olympic Committee should receive at
least $30,000 from the fifth district
The winner of the fifth intercol
legiate district will compete with the
sixth district winner from the Min
neapolis tournament in a best two-out
of-three-game series March 26, 27
and 28, for the right to represent j
those two districts in the Olympic
finals at New York in April. The site i
of the inter-district play has not been
Leading Congress Heights Quint
Faces Two Challengers.
Challenges to its leadership of sec
tion A of the Southeast Community
Center Basket Ball League will con
front Congress Heights from its two
foremost contenders this week.
On Wednesday, the third-place Tro
jans will meet the pace-setters, while
on Saturday the Eagles will make
their bid for the lead. The Eagles are
in second place, one-half game behind.
r,int« This Week.
Toniaht—1:15. Northeast Business Men
vs. Epworth: !i: 1Ramblers vs. Congress
Heights. Tuerday—7: t.Y Sicm* Mu Stem*
vs. Marvins: i»:l.V Epworth vs. Eighth
Street Business Men: it: 15. Eagles vs.
Navy Yard. Wednesday—7':15. Shamrocks
vs. Eckinrton iCommtmily Center Leasue
camei s:15. Anacostia vs. opponent to i
be named: 0:15. Troians vs. Congress,
Heirhts. Thursday— 7:15. Northeast Busi
ness Men vs. Lockett's: *:15 O Donnell's
v- Marvins: 0:15. Navy Yard vs. Ramblers.
Friday—K. Eighth Street Business Men
vs. Sigma Mu Sicma; O. Congress Heights !
vs. Eagles.
Slanillng of Teams.
Section A.
W. L
congress tieigms . * •»
Eagles _— * f
Trojnn* — - * •>
Ramblers 1 V
Nu Chi Gamrr.a _ - 2 *
Navy Yard _- 2 10
Section B.
Anacostia . -- « ”
Sigma Mu Siema _ 2 o
Marvin Methodists - J
Northeast Business Men - Q 1
O'Donnell’s Restaurant- 2 .{ |
Epworth Methodists 1
Eighth Street S. E. Business Men 1 2
Government Printing Office 0 #
American League Film Will Be at
Palace Next Saturday.
‘‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game,"
a movie depicting various American
League base ball stars in action, will
be shown at the Palace theater next ,
Saturday morning at 9 o’clock.
Sponsored by Victory Post of the
American Legion, the Washington
Base Ball club and Loew’s. the picture
will be explained by George Moriarty,
veteran American League umpire.
There will be no admisison charge.
Whiskers Freeze,
Fish Are Caught
By the Associated Press.
ADRIAN, Mich.. March 2 —
^ It was so cold recently at
Demmings Lake, tjest of here,
Lester Harkness, Lenawee County
conservation officer, said that the
bullheads froze their whiskers.
Harkness said that when ice
cutters at the lake opened squares
In the ice hundreds of fish came
up for oxygen, made scarce by the
thickness and solidity of the ice.
Most of the fish took a sniff and
immediately disappeared, but the
whiskers of the bullheads froze in
the ice which formed almost in
stantly on the water’s surface And
the cutters took home several sacks
of the fish, Harkness said.
.1 —
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National Guard Tourney Draws Flashy Ring Talent
Some of the best boys in the District, four of them pictured here, will take part in the annual affair, which will be held at Turner's Arena Wednesday
night. Those displayed abovP are: 1. Buzz Grimm, 135. 2, Ralph Smith, 147. 3. Jimmie King, heavyweight. 4. Bob Mathias, 150. —Star Staff Photos.
Hoyas, Colonials Bracketed
With Temple, St. John’s
in Olympic Trials.
MUTUAL ambitions to represent
America in the Olympic bas
ket ball competition may be
the means of bringing George
Washington and Georgetown together
where local diplomacy has failed for
According to the pairings for this
section's collegiate court aspirants G.
W. and G. U. are in a bracket of four,
the other two of which are Temple
and St. John's of Annapolis. Either
through the schedule, yet to be an
nounced, or an elimination of the two
other teams by both local fives, the
Colonials and Hoyas may meet.
Winner Will Move Up.
'T'HE survivor of this quartet will go
to Philadelphia on March 21 to
meet the winner of the section’s other
bracket, which includes West Virginia,
Pittsburgh. Duquesne and Bethany.
The winner at Philly then will be
named as this district's representative
to meet the New York district's best
in Philadelphia on March 28.
A G. W.-G. U. game is well within
the realms of possibilities, inasmuch
as Georgetown came within an eye
lash of whipping Temple here in a
game early this season. Neither team
would be expected to have much
trouble with St. John’s of Annapolis.
Whether George Washington and
Georgetown would play here or in
Baltimore is yet to be decided. Both
schools have used the Tech High floor
extensively this Winter, Georgetown
for all of its home battles and George
Washington for its major games.
Specisl Dispatch to The Star.
WAYNESBORO, Va.. March 2.—
Richard Sunderland of Washington,
D. C.. a student here at Fishburn Mili
tary School, is a member of the unde
feated rifle team which will fire in the
3d Corps Area intercollegiate match
next Saturday at Staunton. Sunder
land, the son of Maj. Gen. A. H. Sun
derland. chief of Coast Artillery In the
War Department, has been among the
highest scorers of the Flshburne team
alt season.
Military schools of Virginia, the Dis
trict of Columbia, Maryland and Penn
sylvania will compete In Saturday's
matches, the school making the highest
average winning the right to represent
the 3d Corps Area in the national in
tercollegiate* held in March and April.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 2.—
Roland MacKenzie, golf pro of the
Congressional Country Club; his wife
Betty and Helen Dettweller, all stars
of the links, have left In the MacKen
zie motor trailer for Washington.
Jones, Little Polish Their Golf Games
for Determined Shots at Augusta Title.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., February
29.—You may have noticed
lately against the Florida sky
line the stocky figures of two
pretty well known golfers. Their
names are Bobby Jones and Lawson
There may be a pretty good reason
for this Florida play. This is the
i .
year when Lawson Little expects to
launch his challenge at medal play.
Having won four straight amateur
championships between Great Britain
and tne United States, Including 31
in a row, the long-hitting Californian
is anxious to see how he can get
along the medal highway against such
competitors as Horton Smith, Johnny
Revolta, Jimmy Hines, Paul Runyan
and a dozen others who have been
blistering golf courses from California
to Florida for the last few months.
Little expects to have his
game ready by the date of the
master’s tournament over the
Augusta national course.
1 Alter his marriage ne moved into
Florida and will remain in that sec
; tion until the Augusta show opens,
| around April 1.
That will give him time enough
, to get organized and a few rounds
with Tommy Armour at Boca Raton
should have him ready as a serious
i threat.
| A year ago. after a slow start, Little
j finished at 288 in this same tourna
ment-leading all the amateurs and
most of the pros. As I recall the
vital statistics, he wound up in sixth
place with no great amount of golf
under his belt at the time.
It will be different at this next start.
The Case of Jones.
\ FTER a long way off, Bobby Jones
returned to the pressure of tour
nament play two years ago and found
he had left his putting touch some
where back along the road.
In the first of the master tourna
ments Bobby finished in a tie for
eleventh place.
Last year he finished even farther
away. On each occasion he had
played no particular amount of Win
ter golf to get ready.
Most of his spare time had been
used up in hunting. He missed the
old consistency, especially around the
greens, that carried him so far.
It might be mentioned here that
Bobby Jones was one of the few who
didn’t expect to make any great
showing. He knew the wide gap be
tween friendly golf and tournament
play against a crack field.
1 l
In spite of this the Georgia
star was deeply disappointed in
his own play. The mechanics
of his game are as good as ever.
Last December he spent a week
with Horton Smith and Frank Walsh
at Augusta, where Jones ranged from
65 to 70. He was hitting the ball as
well as ever.
Only recently he turned in a 69
over the extremely tough Indian Creek
course at Miami Beach. He has been
playing well in Florida. He still has
that same satiny swing, smooth as a
Southern breeze, and his putting touch
has come back in much better shape.
It remains to be seen whether he
can get going again under the strain
that always follows tournament play.
At least on this occasion he is giv
ing himself a better chance to get
somewhere and figure with the front
He still has the game to match any
one. but once a year isn't enough for
what Tilden in tennis calls "match
play toughness.”
rpHE masters’ tournament this year
promises to be one of the best of
the golfing shows.
Gene Sarazen will be back to de
fend his double eagle honors. So
will 50 or 60 of the pros who have
set the warmest pace from the Pa
cific to the Atlantic.
Francis Ouimet and other leading
amateurs also are expected. But the
presence of Bobby Jones and Law
son Little will be something no other
\ tournament carries. *
They may have taken things
a trifle rasually last Spring, but
I have a hunch it will be slight
ly different this time.
And, if any one should be interest
ed, there's no tougher field to mingle
with than these pro golfers, v.-ho have
fought their way from Northern Cal
ifornia to Southern Florida and up
the Atlantic in one of the longest,
hardest campaigns any sport ever
(Copyright. l»:iR. bv the North American
Newspaper Alliance.I
2.—J. O. Henson has been elected
president of Opequon Golf Club. Roy
i E. Hellis is vice president. I. H. Beggs
secretary, and W. F. McAneny treas
urer. Tommy Albright has been re
tained as pro.
The Pin Breakers defeated the Sea
grams. 1,327 to 1,292, in a junior
bowling match.
Former Pitt Star Supplies 13
Points in Victory Over
Bridgetown Bears.
versity of Pittsburgh court star,
was receiving most of the plaudits to
day for the Heurich Brewers' latest
Satisfied with a revenge victory
over the Bridgeton Bears, whom they
licked ye'tcrday, 31-24. in th*ir own
gym. the Brewers have Wilson to
thank for squaring a series with the
New Jersey team. All of the winners
took a hand in the scoring. bu‘ Wil
son's 13 points proved to be the win
ning margin.
Although his guard. “Shorty" W-lsh.
tried every conceivable method of
"topping him. Wilson continually
broke away from bearlike hug-, to
ring up five field goals. It was due
mainly to Wilson's self-liberation that
the Brewers held a 24-14 lead at the
end of the first half, in which all but
seven of the winners’ points were
In the most exciting game of the
three yesterday. Resettlement nosed
out Delaware & Hudson, 26-25. to take
second place in the second half series
of the Heurich Cup League. Led by
Cavanaugh, the Senate Beer team
walloped Fort Washington, 42-28, in
the opener of the triple bill. Cava
naugh's 15 points were more than any
other player could make in the gym
all afternoon.
Heurich. O F Pts. Bridgeton. G.F.Pts
Wilson.f :> :t 13 Luderman f :t 7 s
Russell f 1 (1 7 Sluth.f ii o »
Vowell.c l J 3 Moore c l 3 5
Ingham e 10 7 Weiner c 7 4 8
Bennie.g 3 0 Danowttz g 1 1 3
Zahn e 13 ,s welsh * non
Totals 17~7.Tr Totals 7 10 74
Resettle'nt G.F.Pts Del.-Hudson G F Pts.
Howell.f 1 3 5 Beach f 7 o 4
Fuchs.f 5 o in Rhodes I o o o
Freemane 3 l 7 Gong ? i 1 3
Bozek s non Garber.f 7 7 6
Oesry« 7 n 4 Mayfield.c 7 1 5
Rosenfeld.g 0 0 0 Cartin g 1 n 7
L.Ball.g o o o
G.Ball g 7 1 5
Totals 11 4 70 Totals . 10 5 75
Senate Beer. G F.Pts. Ft. Wash. G.F.Pts.
Luther.f 3 o C, Marber.f 4 o 8
Williams.f 1 7 4 Helling f n o o
Atchison.c 7 0 4 Kolason.f 7 o 4
Groves r 4 o 8 Dunn.f o o o
F.Schultz t 1 n 7 Hoffman.c 0 o o
L.Schultz.« 1 I 3 Purgutt c 3 1 7
Cavanaugh * 7 1 15 iThninilc.g 7 1 5
Zimerman.g I « 7
Bard.a non
Locaslty.g I o 7
Totals 10 4 47 Totals 13 7 78
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Leon Yonders, otherwise known as
the Marked Marvel, will give exhibi
tions of his cue skill tonight at
George Valcus’ billiard parlor. Second
and B streets southeast, at 3:15 and
8:15 p.m.
Followers of Maroon Snub
Purdue—Teams No Longer
Favored in Big Ten.
CHICAGO, March 2—On Uni
versity of Chicago’s future
foot ball schedules there will
be one non-conference game,
likely with some small college, in
which the reserves will be given full
opportunity to fight for the dear old
This is intended as a reward for
the scrubs who furnish cannon fod
der for the regulars and also to en
courage boys to remain on the squad.
One of the theories in Chlc-go's new
plans of physical education—foot ball
coming under the h'ad of education—
is that no squad shall be cut and
that coaches shall give every candi
date an equal amount of attention.
This may sound lik' a batch of tl -
well known bunkum to the more pr< -
fessional coaches of the foot ha'i btrt
ness. but Chicago is going to give it
a trial.
Shock to Purdue.
president of Chicago, declares
there will be no subvd z ng cf ath
letes in any form. Whieh st*,'*m",nt
caused my good pal Mr. "Nosey”
O’RafTerty to remark, "that if Chicago
had been doing any proselyting over
the past few years it certainly spent
monev under false pretense*.” Mr.
n'Pafffirtu le AViit enrf r\f • . rnt< ' 1 _
ways belittlin'.”
T. Nelson Metcalf, director of ath
letics on the Midway, has bcrn canvass
ing among the students and a’umni to
learn which Big Ten t-am, are pre
ferred as foot b’ll opponents. T’e
result will be somewhat of a shock to
Purdue. The M-roons a»d Bij'er
makers have played som« 40- dd foot
ball games and fo- n>nv y--r_ Purdue
was famous only treaue Amos .<gta,8
annually worked up a f-ar and fever
over the Lafayette eleven.
Now Purdue finds, and proh'blv to
its surp-ise, it is sixth m th- list of
preferred oppon-nts. ?! ch gan and
Illinois 8re t-ps and n*x c -m-- w ;
con^in and Ob‘o StM' Fw N ~ h
wes'ern. In‘;ana and j-v
ro->n supporters have little or no de
Fades as Big Ten Member.
'J'HERE was a time when the'
Chicago-Northwestern game was
the high spot on the Windy City's'
foot ball calendar. It was a city
championship — nothin less. For
years and years the ?laroons used to
paste Northwestern all over the land
scape. but about a decade ago the
Purple up and plastered the Maroons
with a good beating and since then
the Midway has had little enthusiasm..
for the game and nonf has been
It is this writer's guess that
eventually Cir ca go will become only a
nominal member of the Western Con
ference. This, of course, will be
stoutly denied, for the Maroons were
charter members of what is now the
Big Ten. But circunrtsnces point to
a gradual restriction of foot ba'l com
petition on the Midway, with the re
sult that Chicago will engage in little
or no Eig Ten foot ball.
Chicago’s curtailment of conferem o
foot b’ll contests is based on the
theory it no longer can match material;
with other Big Ten members. Vet
the Maroon undergraduate student,
body certainly is as large as that of
Indiana or Purdue, and there is no
talk of reducing foot ball activities
at those institutions. In fact. Indiana
hopes to be one of the stronger elevens
in the conference next season.
Gates Xot Important.
says: "The univerr**- will con
tinue to treat the athletic department
like any other department and wilf
meet its deficits as it does of others.”
That sets up an ideal situation for
Nelson Metcalfe and Clarke Shaugh
Gates no longer will be of Im
portance. Chicago, with its tremen
dous endowments, possibly can afford
such a luxury, but other members of
the Big Ten cannot. At most Big Ten
schools the athletic departments mast
be self-supporting and earn a profit
to provide for the cost and upkeep of
stadia, field houses, etc.
In the end, if Chicago continues to
have mediocre teams and does not
care for the amount of financial re
turns, it may find difficulty in sched
uling any conference games. The Ma
roons may be altruistic, but the others
certainly are not.
Spessard, Ace of Generals, Has
Compiled 268 Points.
LEXINGTON, Va., March 2—Bob
Spessard of Roanoke. Va.. 6-foot-7
inch center, around whom many of
Washington and Lee's hopes for suc
cess in the Southern Conference tour- .
nament this week revolve, has scored
268 points in 18 games. He made good
54 free throws and 107 shots from
the floor.
Schacht Wows Florida Fans With “New 1912 Tricks”
Grove Locks Himself in at 9 p.m.—Grapefruit Sports Page Sparkle—Logan Warbles.
Associated Press Sports Writer.
Sarasota, Fia., March 2.—
Grapefruit League notes:
Al Schacht wowing the rail
birds here with what Moe
Berg calls “Al’s new 1912 tricka”
... Al, by the way, has gone on a
diet ... he starts off with three
raisins for breakfast.
Bob Quinn pacing the platform
at Jacksonville whistling “I’ve got
plenty of nothing" . . . which he
has . . ..That well-known orator,
Casey Stengel, talking over the
radio at a Tampa fight... he was
the guest star . . . Phil Troy, Red
Seat secretary, knocking the dbiis
at the beach dead with his snappy
sports ensembles.
Paul Waner clouted only .321 for
the Pirates last year ... so they are
asking him to take a salary cut...
"Joe Louts doesn’t like water
melons,’’ says the Nashville Ban
ner . . we don’t believe it.
Folk down here can’t wait to see
what Brevity does in the Florida
Derby next Saturday ... right now
this colt is the standout Kentucky
Derby favorite with most Florida
race followers ... It’s k shame the
way Lucille Robinson Is treating
these Curtis Cup golferines ... the
golf course here Is called "the Bob
by Jones.’’
Tip to young pitchers: Bob Orove
goes to his room promptly at 9 p.m.
. . . He locks the door, takes the
telephone receiver of! the hook and
climbs into bed with a Western
story magazine . . . Not even the
King of England could get in ... .
One night Tom Yawkey thundered
at the door ... Do you think Grove
answered? . . . Yes, he did not . ..
Phil Troy has the pass word, just
in case the hotel catches on fire ...
or he’s coming around with the
salary checks.
Some of the best sports pages in
the country are put out in Florida
. . . They are metropolitan in ap
pearance and complete in content
. . . In Jacksonville, Miami and
Tampa they run anywnere irom
three to five pages of sports every
day . . . Johnny Cooney will begin
his seventeenth base ball season as
a Brooklyn rookie.
The St. Louis Cards are so pop
ular In Western Kentucky, the
Paducah Sun sent Sammy Livings
ton, its sport Ed., all the way to
Bradenton to give the boys the once
over . . . You should hear Roland
Logan, Red Sox trainer, warble
grand opera ... Jack Doyle, Broad
way betting commissioner, wasn’t
kidding when he said Jimmy Brad
doek will be a good short end bet
against Joe Louis . . . Joe Cronin
says Joe Di Maggio will make
Yankee fans think of Bob Meusel.
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