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WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1937.
Pastor’s “Order Fight” Foils Louis : Bargains Like Cobb Are Rare
YOUNGSTER LASTS
Baffled Bomber Scores, but
Hits Soundly Only Once
in 10-Round Chase.
BY PAUL MICKELSON.
Associated Press Sports Writer.
NEW YORK, January 30—Be
hind an exhibition of open
field running that easily
eclipsed his backfleld per
formances on the foot ball field, Bob
Pastor today was famous In the fight
world as the fifth man, excepting
Max Schmeling, to go the limit of a
fight with •‘Killer’’ Joe Louis.
The ex-New York University full
back excelled the immortal feats of
Red Grange to gain his distinction,
running and staying the distance, but
losing the decision as most of 18,864
excited spectators roared with delight
and not a few booes.
Pastor, just out of the preliminary
ranks and a short ender at 10 to 1,
was told to fight the kind of battle he
fought before the surprised crowd. In
cluding Louis' handlers, at Madison
Square Garden. Outweighed 24 A 4
pounds and engaging in his first big
fight against the ring's most notrious
bad man, he maneuvered flawlessly.
Only One Good Punch By Louie.
pXCEPT for an occasional flurry and
^ a few well-timed punches, he
circled and back-pedaled the entire
10 rounds as Louis, bewildered and
angry, chased and missed him. Only
a half dozen real punches were landed
and Louis said he was able to rifle
home only one—a hard left that
blasted Pastor's collarbone.
Pastor smeared the Bomber a few,
but at no time did he stun Louis,
though he did distress him at times
by jabbing his thumbs into the Bomb
er’s eyes and by two nicely executed
rights to the nose.
The fight was almost a carbon copy
©f the Jack Dempsey-Tommy Gibbons
foot race at Shelby, Mont., In the
gold rush days of the ring.
Pastor, highly elated as his handlers
and friends swarmed about him in the
dressing room, had no kicks on the
decision.
“I'm not kicking, but it could have
been a draw,” he puffed happily. "I'll
fight Louis again, and 111 do better.
rights as Ordered.
•ALL the guys he knocked out
*"*■ came out to meet him. I went
In to stay, and I did. A couple of times
I wanted to drive in and scrap it out,
but I had my orders, and whwt's the
use of having a manager if you don't
follow his orders?”
Everybody in the Louis dressing room
was boiling mad—except Louis him
self. John Roxborough, his co-man
ager. kicked over a stool as he came
In. muttering angrily:
“Jesse Owens would have had a
hard time catching Pastor, and that's
not a bad idea. Think we'll hire
Owens as a trainer.”
•T didn't get in one good crack ex
cept a right to his collarbone,” mut
tered Joe. “He bumped me with his
head and stuck thumbs in my eyes.
That's all the damage he did me.”
Perspiring and dog tired, Louis held
his head In his hands. Some one
asked if he’d like to fight Pastor again.
“Tomorrow, If I had the chance,"
he said. "He gave me good training
for wind tonight.”
Decision is Unanimous.
^T'HE decision of Judges George Le
Cron and Charles Lynch, and
Referee Arthur Donovan was unani
mous. The Associated Press score
sheet gave five rounds to Louis, four
to Pastor, and one even, not so much
because Pastor looked that good, but
because his pedaling tactics threw the
Bomber off his usually deadly pace,
caused him to miss and look bad.
The fight drew a gross gate of
tlll.750.60 and that’s not hay even
If Louis doesn’t care about chasing an
ex-foot ball player around the canvas
before a mob of howling, amused
spectators.
Fights Last Night
By the Associated Press.
. NEW YORK.—Joe Louis. 203V4. De
troit, outpointed Bob Pastor, 179, New
York (10).
DETROIT.—Barney Ross. 142'4,
Chicago. world welterweight champion,
outpointed A1 Mantredo, 147, Fresno,
Calif. (10i. Non-title.
MILWAUKEE.—Gorilla Jones. 153V4,
Akron. Ohio, former middleweight
champion, and Frankie Battaglia. 159,
Palmyra. Wis.. drew (10).
SAN DIEGO. Calif.—Johnny Nelson.
176. Syracuse, N. Y„ outpointed Big
Boy Bray. 207. Columbus, N. Mex.(10).
SACRAMENTO. Calif.—Lloyd Mar
shall. 165, Cleveland, outpointed Pietro
Oiorel. 169. San Francisco 16).
SAN FRANCISCO. — Babe Marino.
156, San Francisco, outpointed Johnny
Dias. 162. Fall River. Mass. (10).
HOLLYWOOD—Everett Rlghtmlre.
128. 81oux City. Iowa, outpointed Petey
Bayes. 127(4. New York (10).
QUINCY, 111.—Allen Mathews. 180.
St. Louis, knocked out Jimmy McMa
hon, 168. Dallas. Tex u>.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.—Gus
Dorazlo. 183. Philadelphia, knocked
cut Humberto Arce. 194. Puerto Rico
(1): Frankie Willis. 173. Atlantic City,
outpointed Jack Sacks, 180. Philadei
ShpHTLADELPHlA.—Ell Wesley, MS'i.
Philadelphia, stopped Frank Eagan.
Niagara Falls, N. Y. 17): Victor Vallee,
127>/4i New York, outpointed Bobby
Oreen, 126‘4, Philadelphia (8),
Louis Still “Green” Fighter
Pastor’s Moral Victory Tips Fans That Joe Needs
• Much More Experience.
BY JOHN LARDNER.
NEW YORK, January 30.—
Joe Louis outpointed Bob
Pastor in 10 rounds here
last night. Those are the
official statistics.
The actual story of the fight is
the story of a young man coached
to last 10 rounds, by hook or crook,
with the most damaging profes
sional puncher in the world. Pastor
fought a losing flight, a sacrifice
fight, but he accomplished his end,
which was to go the distance.
The announcement of the de
cision was a formality. The no
tion of judges and referee was that
Louis won eight rounds and that
two were even, but by any practical
and pragmatic count known to
nan. Louis won then'all. And
still it was a moral victory for
Pastor
Bob must have run a total of six
miles in the course of the evening.
He ran them backward.
The moral of the thing is that
Joe, still a young fighter and a
green one, came up against some
thing he had never seen before. He
didn’t know what to do about it.
He had been Instructed to hold his
blows until Pastor came in to
catch them, and when Pastor re
fused to come within arm’s length,
Joe was baffled.
It was a text book lesson on how
to keep from being knocked out.
It also was a free tip to the pubUc
that Louis needs much more ex
perience.
(Ccml^mrjy^tWortjtAmsrican
How They Stand
In School Series
W. L. Pet.
Eastern .4 1 .400
Western- 3 3 ®00
rech. 3 2 .600
Roosevelt -- 3 2 .600
Central -_- 1 * -250
Wilson -.-_ 0 4 .000
Yesterday'* Result*.
Western, 39; Central, 25.
Tech, 43; Wilson, 19.
Tuesday’s Game.
Central vs. Wilson at Roosevelt.
Previous Results.
TOUGH RING TEST
Golden Glove Boxers Mark
Wake Forest Line-up in
• Meet Tonight.
COLUMBUS UNIVERSITY’S
boxing team, still seeking Its
first win of the season follow
ing a 4-4 tie last week with
Appalachian College, will collide with
Wake Forest tonight at Turner’s
Arena, with more than a slim hope
that the Deacons will prove its initial
victims.
John J. Fitspatrick, dean of Co
lumbus University, has announced
that all proceeds above expenses will
be turned over to the American Red
Cross for the relief of flood sufferers.
Cancel Springfield Date.
ORIGINALLY scheduled to meet
Springfield College of Boston last
night, Columbus University officials
were forced to cancel that engage
ment when the New England school
announced it would be prepared to
fight only in five divisions. Wake For
est immediately was booked, and the
Explorers apparently weren’t looking
for the easy way out.
The Deacons Invade with more than
a sprinkling of Golden Glove ma
terial, with John Christian, bantam
weight, who has fought three years
for Rocky Mount School and one year
for Rocky Mount A. C., probably the
best of the group. Christian's prob
able opponent will be Tommy Walker,
who won a decision against Appa
lachian.
Reynolds Meets Lazear.
TV/JICKEY REYNOLDS. Wake For
est 155-pounder, also is a tal
ented puncher and aided the Deacons
in winning their season debut, 5-3,
over Atlantic Christian College last
week. A former North Carolina Gold
en Glove champion, Reynolds will face
Buddy Lazear. who has scored 15
knockouts in 18 fights.
Bobby Grimm, defeated in his last
appearance, in a hectic scrap, again
is slated for a tough evening, meeting
Woody Davis, Wake Forest light
heavyweight, who is undefeated in five
years of campaigning, four of which
were in scholastic rings.
Tickets to the bouts will be 55
cents for general admission and 75
cents for ringside ciiairs.
^—,
GONZAGA NEAR TITLE
Whips St. John's, Crown Defender,
in Catholic Frep Loop.
Gonzaga Is a step nearer the Cath
olic Prep School League basket ball
championship after its 21-18 triumph
over St. John’s, defending champion,
in a hectic, extra period game last
night at Catholic University stretched
the Purple winning string to seven
games.
Trailing at the end of each period,
Gonzaga rallied in the last quarter
to tie the score at 18-d8. Jim Boyle
bucketed a field goal in the extra
period, then Jim Walsh sank a foul
shot to place the game beyond St.
John’s.
The capacity crowd of 2,500 spec
tators contributed more than $100 to
ward the relief of flood suflerers.
St. John's. O.F.Pts. Gonzssa. O.F.Pts.
Glebel.f — 2 2 6 Collins.f -- 4 0 8
Rehkopf.t_10 2 Connolly f-. OOO
Ewasart.f.-. 0 0 0 Hanley.f . - 14 6
Reces.c_ i 6 2 Gardiner,f-- OOO
Gallacher.f. 3 2 8 Walsh.c-Oil
Baptiste.i-- OOO Boyle.g_308
Ganey.f_0 0 0
O'Brlen.f_0 0 0
Totals_~7 ~4 1* Totals_~8 5 21
Referees—Messrs, Kessler and Enrlfht.
CY BLANTON IN LINE
Buccaneer Pitcher Signs After
Twice Rejecting Terms.
SHAWNEE, Okla., January 30.—
Cy Blanton, pitcher, has signed a
1937 contract with the Pittsburgh
Pirates, after spurning two previous
oilers.
Blanton did not reveal the terms of
the new contract, but it was under
stood here it carried the same salary
he received for the 1936 season.
TITLE PATH ROUGH
FOR EASTERN FIVE
Defense of School Crown
Task as Western, Tech
Become Stronger.
EASTERN’S chance* of success
fully defending its public high
school basket ball champion
ship appeared seriously Jeop
ardized today as the campaign neared
the half-way mark with Roosevelt.
Western and Tech bunched In second
place only a game behind the leading
Lincoln Parkers.
The pressure now has been shifted
to Eastern following Western’s com
paratively easy win over Central,
39-25, and Tech's burial of Wilson,
43-19, in games yesterday on the
Tech court. The Lincoln Parkers
also must reckon with Central, which,
despite its present lowly status, dis
posed of Eastern rather easily In their
first engagement.
The first half of the championship
series will end Wednesday with Cen-»
tral tackling Wilson and unless the
Presidents spring new talent, the
present standings will remain un
changed. Every team with the excep
tion of Eastern, which has dropped
one tilt, has lost at least two games.
ytfESTERN, trailing 7-9, at the end
of the first quarter, launched a
successful pot-shot attack in the
second period which completely shat
tered the somewhat ragged Central
defense and walked oil the floor at
halftime boasting a 25-14 margin.
The Red Raiders quickly widened
the gap to 30-16, then settled to coast
to victory—with Coach Clift Moore
inserting a plentiful supply of reserves.
Paul Hell and Gerald Burns were
outstanding for Western, with 12 and
10 points, respectively, while Billy Ver
million, with 11 points, paced Central's
attack.
Central. GFPts Western. O.F.Pti.
Matera.f — 10 2 Burns.!_6 O 10
Ap'baum.f ._ 2 0 4 Hell.! . ..6 2 12
Silv’stetn.f _ 113 Halloran.f.. o o o
Heyester.f... OOO Dewltt.c ..328
Fox c ... O 0 0 Stanton.o.. OOO
Goldblatt.e OOO Schulte.f... 1 4 .1
Vermillion.* 4 3 11 Needle.*_OOO
Clark.*- 2 16 Lomax.*... 113
Saylor.*-#00
Totals_10 5 25 Total*_16*9 39
Wilson Boosts Score.
'TECH, as expected, experienced lit
tle trouble in shellacking Wilson,
which found some consolation in its
fourth straight loss by the fact that it
finally scored more than 12 points.
Jimmy Vermillion, forward, cap
tured Individual high scoring honors
with 9 points, although the most
heartening performance to Tech sup
porters was the work of Leonard
Mills, center, who scored eight points
and displayed improvement over his
previous play.
Tech. OFPts. Wilson. G F PU.
Vermillion.! a a 8 Swagart.f.. 0 0 0
Kendall.! 1 0 2 Hurdle.! ..102
Merchant.! 3 0 6 Hoyt.! 13 5
Myers.!_ 113 Don M'oney.! 0 O 0
Mllls.c _4 0 8 Dave M'n'y.l 0 0 0
Heddlngs.c. 10 2 Flather.!_0 0 0
See.g ..1 1 3 Tate.c _ 10 2
Llttman.g - 0 0 0 Girard.g_._ 2 2 6
Dobyns.g. 2 2 6 Stuver.g ._ o n o
WiUiamson.g 0 4 4 Knlght.g_12 4
Totals . 16II 43 Totals 18
WIN FROM’ TEMPLE
RAISES HOYA HOPE
Upset Triumph. 49-44, Leaves
Way Open to Get Somewhere
in Eastern League.
AN OUTSIDE chance of getting
* somewhere In its somewhat be
: lated bid for Eastern Intercollegiate
League basket ball honors loomed for
Georgetown today as the league was
thrown into a muddle by the Hoyas’
; surprising 49-44 victory over Temple
before 2.500 spectators last night at
Tech High gym.
Virtually eliminated from title con
sideration prior to the Temple fray,
Georgetown slipped into a fourth place
tie with West Virginia behind Temple.
Pittsburgh is leading the conference
and Penn State holds the runner-up
berth.
With Lou Dubin and Meyer Bloom
wicketing shots from practically every
angle of the floor, Temple launched
a second-half attack to take a 30-27
lead after trading, 18-24, at half time.
Ed Bertrand capitalized on a foul
shot and Tommy Nolan sank a field
goal, however, and Georgetown tied
the score at 30-30. Burly Mike Petros
key sent the Hoyas into the lead tem
porarily with another field goal, but
Black and Shields, with a foul tou
and pot shot, again presented Temple
with the lead at 33-32.
Joe Murphy chose this opportune
moment to sink his only field goal of
the game, and the Hoyas grabbed a
lead which they never relinquished.
Harry Bassln and Carroll Shore,
| former rivals at Eastern and Central,
respectively, together with Kurtyka,
paced Georgetown’s attack with 10
i points each, although for individual
I brilliance that trio was overshadowed
by Dubin and Bloom, who chalked up
15 and 14 points, respectively.
G’town. O.P.Pt*. Temple. O.P.Pt*.
Bas*in.f ... 4 2 10 Shapiro.f-0 0 4
Murohy,!._. 1 2 4 Shield.! -.- 1 O 2
Kurtyka.! - 6 010 Oreenberg.f 1 13
Petroskey.c. 13 6 Dubin.!-7 116
Bertrand.*_O 0 0 Bloom,c-6 4 14
Prank.*_10 2 Jennmr.*— 12 4
Nolan.*_ 2 0 4 Black.* ... j I J
Shore.*_8 410 Uallton.f— 0 0 0
Nau,*_12 4
Totals_18 13 49 Total*_17 10 44
GALLAUDET NIPPED
Bows to Maryland Normal Quint
in 37-33 Struggle.
Despite brilliant performances by A1
Hoflmeister and Joe Burnett, each of
whom scored 10 points, Gallaudet
mourns a 33-37 loss to Maryland State
Normal last night at Kendall Green.
The Marylanders assumed a three
point lead at half time and clung des
perately to a slim margin throughout
the game, smith, with 13 points, and
Curlando, with 9 points, were out
standing for the victors.
Gallaudet. O.P.Pt*. Teacher*. G.P.Pt*
Wolach.f_2 16 Smith.! 6 1
Stbb.f _ 0 0 0 Auiterlls.!. o 3 S
urnett.c.. 3 410 Gordon.! -- 0 3 5
Drake.*_14 0 Bennett.e.. 2 2!
Rice.*_ O 0 o Wheeler.e-- 0 0!
SSiKWi 8 nio Bfii-.: j 8
E8SSSS;. 8 8 8 SSiSr’--1 « I
Auerbach,*- 1 _£ _£ _
Mil*. U tu mill l»lli
Bob Makes Joe Miss Everything But the Verdict
This first-round shot
of the Bob Pastor-Joe
Louis fight at New York
last night is a sample of
how far off was the
Brown Bomber in his
timing. But they pay off
on the decision, and
Louis got it, unanimous
ly, despite the fact it
was vociferously booed
by the crowd of 18,864
that paid more than
$111,000 at Madison
Square Garden.
—Copyright, A. P.
Wirephoto.
Babe Hanford, Neat, Quiet,
Likes Golf, Bowling, Pals
With Brother Carl.
<This is one of a series of per
sonality stories on outstanding
younger sports figures.)

BY FRED HAYDEN.
Aisoelated Pres* Sport* Writer.
MIAMI. Fla. January 30.—Ira
(Babe) Hanford, first ap
prentice Jockey to win the
Kentucky Derby, might be
called a riding wolf in sheep's clothing.
This 18-year-old Omaha boy is a
mild-mannered, amiable little fellow,
: attentive, quiet spoken, modest if not
shy. Yet, in two years as a jockey
he has drawn numerous suspensions
for rough riding, including a 10-day
fine after he battled his way to vic
tory with Bold Venture in the 1936
Derby.
Known to the turf as the youngest
of the riding Hanfords, Ira has no
hobbies. Oolf is his favorite sport.
He started playing a year ago. and
now averages 95, although he gets
to play only on Sundays or when
he's under suspension. He is espe
cially fond of bowling duckpins, likes
roller skating, base ball and an oc
casional game of pocket billiards.
Brother Carl is his usual companion
for recreation.
Likes to Be Last to Paddock.
|_TE DOESN’T read much of anything
1 except newspapers and racing
sheets. He "doesn’t bother” about
girls, and very seldom goes to night
clubs or movies. Liquor is not on
his menu, but he likes all kinds of
fruit drinks.
“I’m Just a lone wolf, I am,” he
laughs.
His tastes are conservative and neat.
He is thrifty, but not "tight.” It is
hard for him to say no to a “touch”
request from race track hangers-on.
He has savings accounts spread around
in several banks. After the Derby he
was handing out $5 bills as tips to
messenger boys.
The baby-faced Nebraskan has only
one superstition. When it Is time to
mount for a race, he likes to be the
last one filing out of the jockeys' room
for the paddock.
“But I don't like to be the last one
away from that post," he grins. "And
there’s nothing I like more than being
the first back."
Tragedy In Family.
'T'HE story of the riding Hanfords is
A crammed full of romance, trag
edy and thrills. Ira was bom about
two weeks after his father died. There
were five brothers. The two eldest,
Walter and John, are employed in
Omaha, where Babe's mother and
stepfather live. Bernard (Buddy),
rated one of the finest riders In the
country, was fatally Injured at Pim
lico on the eve of the 1933 Kentucky
Derby.
Soon afterward, Ira quit high school
and Joined brother Carl In New York
as an exercise boy for Mary Hirsch,
first woman to be granted a trainer’s
license by the Jockey club. Riding was
not entirely new to the Midwesterner,
for he and Carl had done some of It at
Omaha’s Ak-Sar-Ben Race Track.
Ira still lives with the Hirsch family.
Mary, who is very proud of her "find,”
&cts as his unofficial guardian, but
“father" Max and brother “Buddy"
also keep tabs on him.
Workman His Model.
n idING is the only part of the sport
^ that appeals to Ira. Some day
he’d like to own a big chain system
of grocery stores. Maybe it’s because
he’s got to watch his weight now. Hii
first reaction after his Derby suspen
sion was he could eat all he wanted
for 10 days.
Among the Jockeys Raymond
(Sonny) Workman is his idol.
“Sonny was and still Is the best far
me," he tells you. “You’v* gotta
choose that ol’ boy. don’t you? He’s
f well—he’s just the best, that’s ah."
»
POPPING
Living IJp to a Slogan.
(C VERY Lookout a potential
National” Is the new slogan
of the Washington ball
club, meaning that all the
base ball boys who play for Chatta
nooga In the future are to be regarded
as material for the Orlfls.
It hasn't been ever thus. The slogan
was Invented to express the policy of
the Washington club a few weeks
ago, when Clark Griffith tossed aside
the shackles of base ball's old school
and established a "farm system,"
placing Joe Engel In charge.
At Chattanooga, previously,
only a small percentage of play
ers were in the "schooling”
stage and held reasonable am
bitions of achieving success in
the majors.
When Griffith turned over the Chat
tanooga presidency to 25-year-old
Calvin Griffith, his adopted son, the
Old Fox gave the kid and the slogan
quite a start by turning over to Cal
vin a complete outfield salvaged from
the sale of the Albany club to the
Giants.
Wasdell Boon to ’Nooga.
1"\EE MILES, the ln-agaln, out
agaln Finnegan of the Washing
ton club, was one of these outfielders
and must still be accorded the rank
of a big league prospect In view of his
23 years and a healthy batting aver
age with Albany last year. Roberto
Estalella, the reformed third base
man, was another to be assigned to
Chattanooga.
Roberto now Is a full-fledged
outfielder, to hear Griff talk,
and the Washington club even
tually expect* to bring him back.
The third man was a youngster
named MacFarland.
These three players, along with
Beverly Ferrell or Taft Wright, de
pending upon which la retained by
the Washingtons after Spring training
in Orlando, will comprise the Look
outs’ fly-chasing corps. All are con
sidered more or leas bright prospects.
The trading of Carl Reynolds and
Ralph Kress for James Wasdell, first
baseman of the Minneapolis club, as
sures the Chattanoogas of another
good young ban player. It also as
sures Washington of a good first base
substitute In case Joey Kuhel should
be hurt. Wasdell, of course, Is sub
ject to Immediate recall by the Na
tionals, as will be all of the Chatta
nooga players.
Nats to Furnish Pitchers.
TPHE Lookouts' pitching staff chiefly
will be recruited from the left
overs at Orlando. Frank Feticolas,
up for another trial with Washing
ton. Is almost certain to be turned
back after camp and batting practice
are broken up, and he probably will
be joined by the less Impressive of a
group of pitchers including Dick Lan
ahan, Ken Chase, Harry Kelly, Ed
Linke, Monte Weaver, Syd Cohen and
Ray Phebus.
Probable No. 1 catcher of the Look
outs will be Jake Early, a youngster
from the Oeorgia-Florida League, who
will train with Washington and at
tempt to oust Walter Millies from a
job.
Hal Lee, another rookie who
will get a trial with Washing
ton In camp, likely will join
Early at Wooga.
In short, the day of the oldster at
Chattanooga, chief "farm” of the Na
tionals, is ended, according to the new
policy of the club. If a younger man
cam fill a veteran’s shoes at 'Nooga,
even If he does It not quite so well, he
will be given the preference.
Old Alec’s Hopes Ended?
TT IS assumed by expression of the
new policy that old Alec McColl’s
hopes of getting back Into the major
leagues definitely Is ended. They say
out at Griffith Stadium that McColl
probably will not even be with Chat
tanooga.
You remember McColl well. Just
before the deadline barring new play
ers from participation In the world
terlea. Washington reached into Chat
tanooga and plucked forth Mr. MoCoU.
This was in 1633. and the Nationals
were on the verge of clinching the
pennant.
Joe Cronin, wishing to rest
his regular pitchers, wanted
somebody to work the remaining
games ef the season—game*
that didn't mean anything.
As you look back on it, McColl was
the moat peculiar major league rookie
you ever saw. He was bald-headed,
bony and had an old face which
Buck Newsom, then with the Browns,
described as "St. Peter looking.” He
Insisted he was only 39, and at that
figure his age remained on the next
three annual Washington rosters.
Griff once remarked that he doubted
if McColl was any younger than him
self and the Old Fox now is 67.
“Ill Be Back Yet."
A NYWAY. Alec won his first start
^ in the majors, pitching a shutout
against the White Sox. After 15
years of minor league ball his dream
came true! He was in the big show.
And he was a good, steady pitcher,
doing hla share during that awful 1934
season.
Then. In 1935. Bucky Harris took
over the reins, took a look at old Alec
and decided he wouldn’t do. regard
less of what he had on the ball. Bucky
was rebuilding and wanted youth. “I'll
be back some day,” said Alec, sadly,
but last Spring he wasn't invited to
camp.
He trained with Chattanooga,
and once, while Chattanooga
and Washington were playing
an exhibition game last March
at Daytona Beach, McColl said
again, "I’ll come back yet.”
Nobody seems to know where he will
be this year. Season after season he's
been Chattanooga's best pitcher, but
except for that brief whirl in 1933-4
he’s been unwanted at Washington.
Wherever he is, though, he's probably
saying, "I’ll be back yet.”
Cunningham-Venzke Rivalry
Renewed in Boston Meet.
Lash Ambitious.
Be the AisoeUted Preu.
BOSTON, January 30.—Kansas’
Glenn Cunningham and Penn
sylvania’s Gene Vendee were
ranking favorites today as five
top milers of the Nation warmed up
for their first serious indoor competi
tion of the season in tonight’s K. of C.
mile, feature of the Boston Garden's
annual prout games.
Dark-haired Archie San Romani,
the Kansas cyclone, who beat Cun
ningham twice outdoors, also may be
a contender, but neither of the other
two starters, Don Lash of Indiana and
Charlie Fenske of Wisconsin, seemed
serious threats. Though both have
bettered 4.11 at times, Lash has set
for himself the tiring task of running
the 2 miles as well, and Fenske never
has raced on boards.
Ventke Holds Record.
COR five years Cunningham and
Vendee have had things their
own way in Boston. Last year In 1935
Cunningham won the K. of C. mile.
For three years before that Vendee
won, and the 4:14.4 performance Gene
turned in in 1932 still is the Boston
record. Cunningham's best time in
Boston was his winning 4:16.4 in 1935.
Entries for the 2-mile Include Lash,
Ray Sears of Evansville, Ind.: Floyd
Lochner of Norman, Okla., and the
veteran Joe McCluskey.
The William C. Prout *‘600." named
for the founder of the meet, brings
out Eddie O'Brien of Syracuse, Jim
Herbert of New York. Dick Gill of
Boston College and John Hoffstetter
of Dartmouth.
The high jump list includes A1
Threadgill, Bill Eipel and Art Byrnes,
the Manhattan freshman who matched
the others' 6-6 in New York last week.
Mat Matches
By the Associated Press.
NORTH BERGEN, N. J.—Danno
O'Mahony, 230, Ireland, threw Joe
Duse It, 221, Omaha, Nebr., 22:08.
ALBANY. N. Y—Charley
“Midget” Fisher, 172, Butternut,
Wis., defeated Julius "The Great”
Mephisto, 178, Meriden, Conn., 1:09.
(Mephisto counted out while out of
ring.)
OMAHA, Nebr.—A1 Mereier, 220,
Springfield, Mass., defeated Rudy
Laditzl, 225, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.,
two out of three falls.
ANOTHER FOR EASTERN
Washington-Lee Basketers Beat
en, 33-20, in Rough Pray.
Eastern High School's basket ball
team added another victim to Its
increasing chain of victories with a
32-20 triumph on its home court yes
terday over Washington-I^e High of
Ballston, Va. It was a rough game,
marked by 25 fouls.
Clint Quantrllle, elognated center,
paced the Eastern attack with 10
points.
Eastern. O.F.Pt*. Wash.-Lee. G.F.Pts.
Colton.f_ 2 0 4 Porter! 2 1 6
Taylor.f_ 0 0 0 Robinson.!- - 0 0 0
Lombardy.!. Oil Chichester,!- 000
Palmar.!... 10 2 Mtlstead.!— 0 0 0
Quantrllle.e 6 010 Tltler.e- 0 0 0
Bpeith.e_ 10 2 Tucker.e .— 1 1 3
Hancock.*_ 0 0 0 Btmpson.*— 0 0 0
Colley.*_ 2 0 4 Dawn.*-2 15
Lusby.s_ 8 8 9 Wheeler.*-- 0 0 0
Anderson.*- 2 8 7
Sprinkle.*-- 0^0 JO
Totals— 14*4 83 Totals-— 7 6 20
TILDEN ROUTS PLAA.
ST. LOUIS, January 30 (iP).—Wil
liam T. Tilden defeated Martin Plaa,
French star, 6—2. 0—*1, in a profes
sional tennis exhibition here tonight
before a crowd of about 700. Vincent
Richards defeated Taro Satoh, Japa
nese. •—1, 6—S. fciehards and Plaa
defeated Tilden and Satoh, 8—6, 6—3,
A
STRUGGLING TERPS
MEET BLUE DEVILS
Hope of Qualifying for Dixie
Tournament Fades' With
Loss to Tarheels.
SMclal Dispatch to Tha Star.
r\URHAM. N. C., January 30.—Vir
tually eliminated from participa
tion in the Southern Conference basket
ball tourney, in which only eight teams
will qualify, Maryland will seek some
consolation from Its swing through
North Carolina tonight when it stacks
up against Duke here.
North Carolina easily disposed of the
Terps last night. 41-24. at Chapel Hill,
jumping Into an early lead and steadily
Increasing the margin as Mullis and
Bershak. with 12 and 10 points, re
spectively, paced the Tarheel attack.
North Carolina State trounced Mary
land Thursday night.
The defending Southern Conference
champions established a 17-11 lead at
halftime and Coach Walter Skidmore
employed substitutes throughout the
final period.
George Knepley and Knocky Thdmas,
scoring 7 and 5 points, respectively,
were outstanding for Maryland.
Maryland. G.F.Pts. Carolina. G.FPts
Wheeler, f _ . 13 4 Mullls.f -- 8 0 13
Guckerson.f 10 2 Bershak.f__ 3 4 10
Waters.f .. 2 0 4 Meroney.c. 113
Johnson,f.. 10 2 Ruth.*_8 0 fl
Thomas.*.. 2 1 S Porrs*_ *17
Knepley*.. 8 17 Little.?_0 0 0
Bryant.*_o 0 o Wricht.f_0 0 0
Nellson.e_ 0 0 0 Boone.e_113
Mulits.C_ 0 0 0 Grubb.* . _. 0 0 0
M'Caehren.s o o 0
Total#_To ~4 24 Totals_17 ST
CUBS SIGN TWO, SHIP TWO.
CHICAGO. January 30 W.—The
Chicago Cubs have announced the re
ceipt of signed contracts from Catch
ers Bob Garbark and Henry Madjeske.
The club also said Pitchers Hugh
Casey and John Hutchings will b*
sent to Birmingham of the Southern
AllOCiattan OP nf41nn.
1 ■
ONLY 1500 IS PAID
FOR GREAT PLAYER
Unheralded Rook With Fire
Is Wish of Every Ball
Boss, Says Connie.
BY CONNIE MACK.
EVERY Spring when a major
league manager count* nose*
at hi* training camp he offer*
up one fervent wish.
He i* hoping he will have on hi*
squad an unheralded rookie possessing
unbridled fire. I don't mean a new
minor-league pitcher or hitter who
was bought at vast cost after com*
peung wnn ufal
ly all of the other
clubs of the cir
cuit.
I paid $100,
600 to Baltimore
for Lefty Grove
and $80,000 to
the same team
for George Earn
shaw, but I am
not going to take
any credit for
the heights they
reached in base
ball. On the
strength of what
they actually had
done in a double A league through a
period of several years, you would not
Imagine that either man could miss
in big time.
The type of player to whom I refer
is the unsung lad from the small
minors and secondary colleges, who
has the stuff in him to make good
from the start without being optioned
elsewhere for a long apprenticeship.
Pay $500 for Ty.
'T'HE Augusta club of the South
Atlantic League sold Ty Cobb to
the Detroit club for $500 in 1905.
The Tigers trained in Augusta that
Spring and so did Augusta. They
played many games together.
The late Frank Navin admired Ty’a
fiery play from the start and obtained
him for that trifling sum. Augusta
consented to the deal, only providing
that Cobb would continue with tho
team during the South Atlantic
League race. He joined the Tigers
near the end of the season, actually
playing 41 games.
Cobb was a "natural.” Had Owner
Navin waited another year he would
have had to pay a fortune for him.
In all base ball history there scarce*
ly has been a bargain like that.
Washington was even luckier in
1907. One of its scouts happened to
be In Weiser, Idaho. There was a
semi-rro game that afternoon and
the scout went out to the park.
A stalwart, long-armed pitcher was
on duty, and he at once caught the
fancy of the scout. After the game
the scout interviewed this pitcher. He
1 was a free agent. Without wiring his
j club for permission, the scout bought
two railroad tickets for Washington.
Introducing Johnson.
AT THE end of the journey Walter
*"*■ Johnson was introduced to Man*
ager Joe Cantillon of the Senators.
That was the start of a great pitching
career that lasted more than 20 years.
In 1915 the Dennison club of the
small Western Association had an in*
fielder named Rogers Hornsby. Hs
seemed just a run-of-the-mlne player,
and when a representative of the St.
Louis Nationals offered $500 for him,
the Dennison club willingly sold him.
Hornsby joined the Cardinals before
the season of 1915 ended, and he has
been in the, majors ever since. Three
times he was to hit above the .400
mark. Seven times he won the Na*
tional League batting championship.
I myself have had a little luck like
that. I took Eddie Plank and Chief
Bender out of college, and both mads
good. I paid Frank Baker, my former
third baseman. *1,000 for Jimmy Foxx
without ever seeing Foxx.
Eddie Collins. Jack Barry and Jack
Coombs cost me the price of railroad
tickets.
I wonder if I will have any luck like
that in Mexico City when my 1937
squad reports? To tell the truth. I
could use a second Bob Feller.
(CoDTrltht All riehts reserved. Repro
duction in whole or in part prohibited
without permission !
Sports Program
For Local Fans
TODAY.
Basket Ball.
Maryland vs. Duke, Durham,
N. C.
Wilson Teachers vs. Shippensburg
Teachers, Shippensburg, Pa.
Eastern vs. Navy Plebes, Annap
olis, Md.
Central vs. Massanutten Military
Academy, Woodstock, Va.
Georg town Prep vs. Brooklyn
Prep, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Episcopal vs. Augusta Military
Academy. Fort Defiance, Va.
Hopewell High vs. Washington
Lee High, Balls ton, Va 8.
Boxing.
Marylanc. vs. Virginia Military
Institute, Lexington, Va.
Catholic University vs. Army,
West Point, N. Y.
Columbus U. vs. Wake Forest,
Turners Arena, 8:30.
Track.
Georgetown in Knights of Co
lumbus games, Boston, Mass.
WOODWARD IS VICTOR

Comes From Bear to Score Over
Charlotte Hall by 20-16.
Charging from behind in the last
half. Woodward School's basketers
shot their way to a 20-16 victory over
Charlotte Hall Military Academy In a
game at Charlotte Hall yesterday.
All but four of Woodward’s points
were made by Wilson, with 9, and
Sherriff with 7.
Woodward. O F.Pt*. Char Hall. O.F.Pt*.
Wilson,f ...4 1 » Cohill.f ... £ « 4
Sheriff.f_ 3 17 Jacobson.f.. 0 0 0
Hurley.c- 0 0 0 Gillespie.t.. 3 17
Ducey.a .10 2 Morris f . 0 0 O
Seh’aaard.t- 0 0 0 Goodwin e . n 0 o
Sanford.*.. 10 3 slaughter.* Oil
Rosenblum,* 2 0 ♦
Guythtr.f.. 0 0 0
Total* ~P ~2 20 Total*_~7 2 10
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