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Base Ball Tamed9 Says Marquard: Ryder Selections P. G. A. Puzzle
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GAME NEEDS MORE
COSSIN’, HE HOLDS
Once Famous Pitcher Loses
Fortune, but Is Happy
in Race Track Job.
MIAMI, Fla. W.—Rube Mar
quard, one of base ball’s
highest-priced players a
quarter of a century ago,
greets old fans today from the mutuels
window at Hialeah Park race track
here. The fortune he made as a
pitcher was wiped out by the collapse
of the Florida real estate boom.
Thirty years ago Marquard's sale
from the minors to the New York
Giants at $11,000 set a new price
Clark.
"I lost everything I made in base
ball, about $110,000, in the boom.”
Marquard says. “Now I’m broke but
happy. I’ve got my health, and that’s
all I want.”
The famous southpaw still is Inter
ested in the game and hopes to man
age a team, but he thinks present-day
base ball is too commercial and lacks
lighting spirit.
"Years ago we loved to play ball and
to win," sighs Marquard. “You never
heard of holdouts for more dough or
pitchers complaining of being over
worked If they had to pitch more than
two times a week.
To Majors at 17.
•"T'HE game la alowed up. They
A haven’t the hitters they had
years ago, and the pitchers have
changed. Nowadays a fellow doesn’t
want to pitch If he has a little head
ache or his nails aren’t manicured
Just right.
“The whole game needs more fight,
more hustle and bustle and more
cussing. Get some of the oldtimers
back and develop these youngsters.”
Marquard, christened Richard Wil
liam, but dubbed “Rube" for the bal
ance of his days by fans after he out
grew the title of “Slats,” entered pro
fessional base ball at the age of 16.
The late John McGraw, manager
of the New York Giants, bought
Rube for *11,000 in 1907, when he was
17, after the youngster won 27 games
and lost 6 for Indianapolis in the
American Association.
■ “You don’t look like the man I
bought,” McGraw told him when he
failed in his first game for the Giants.
“I was pitching against Cincinnati
that day,” Marquard recalls. “About
45.000 fans were out to see what an
$11,000 pitcher looked like and my
heart was pounding.
Under McGrmw Nine Year*.
“YL^ELL. I Wt the first batter and
walked the next two and de
cided to loosen up. The fourth batter
sent my first pitch sailing over the
elevated tracks and I went back to
the dugout. *
"Oh, it was pitiful. I couldn’t even
tide a street car without hearing folks
Bay in a Jeer 'There goes the $11,000
wonder.” Two days later, however.
I beat Philadelphia 2-1, struck out 12
men and gave only 3 hits."
Marquard pitched nine years under
McGraw and later saw service with
Brooklyn, Cincinnati and Boston,
playing in five world series. After
ward he managed several teams, in
cluding Providence and Jacksonville.
The former star meets hundreds of
old fans as he goes from one track
to another as seasons change. He’s
Btill easy to recognize—6 feet 3*/i
Inches tall.
Occasionally he plays on a team
the turfmen get up, and he likes to
watch kids on a sandlot. Watch him
a while and you’ll likely hear him tell
a bunch of little fellows:
"It Isn’t speed you need; it’s con
trol. Pitch to the batter's weakness."
That, in Marquard’s opinion, is the
Secret of pitching success.
SCHAEFER NEAR CROWN
Leads Hoppe 454 in 28.2 Cue Play,
With 500 Points to Go.
CHICAGO, January 30 <JPi.—Jake
Schaefer of Chicago had high hopes
today of winning the world 28.2 balk
line billiards championship, his chal
lenge backed by a commanding 454
point lead over the veteran Willie
Hoppe of New York.
Schaefer needed 500 points to end
the 2,500-point duel, while Hoppe
faced the almost Herculean task of
getting 954 points in the final two
blocks today to take the title and a
$1,000 side wager.
The Chicago expert swept both of
yesterday’s blocks, winning the after
noon duel by 83 points and picking
up 49 more in the evening to make
his total wore 2,000 to 1,546 for his
opponent.
BY PAUL J. MILLER, Jr.
GREATLY enthused by the pro
gram of activity, as embraced
in the purpose of the Wash
ington Downtown Social
Chess Club, players present at the
recent social and business meeting at
Sloss Cafeteria have agreed to pool
their resources toward increasing the
Club membership.
A special pUaograph will be
released to familiarise the lay
public with the nature and scope
of the social chess club.
In conjunction with publicity via
mail, members personally organized a
elty-wide individual canvass and will
give all interested persons within the
next two weeks full details concerning
the downtown organization.
Ladies are welcome to partiel
I pate In the program and, follow
ing the drive for additional
member-players, definite selee
| Mon of a permanent headguar
' ten will be made.
X. J. Curran, Carroll Meigs, William
C. Bryant, among others, loyally are
supporting the chess venture and
Washington has more than fair pros
pects of realizing a first-class, up-to
date chess club, with all modem ac
commodations for exhibitions, lectures
and over-the-board match play for
beginners as well as more experienced
votaries of the royal game.
Meantime the chess column of The
Sunday Star will carry a chess pledge
and Interested fans should fill out this
JIM WASDELL,
Youthful first baseman last
season icith Nashville of the
Southern Association, who has
been obtained by the Na
tionals from Minneapolis in
exchange for the veterans
Red Kress and Carl Reynolds,
in addition to a “considerable
sum” of cash. Wasdell will
play for Chattanooga this
year, but can be hauled in
from the Washington farm on
short notice.
ROSS BEATS MANFREDA
Further Reduces Meager Field
Seeking His Ring Throne.
DETROIT, January 30 —Barney
Ross, who complained recently about
a shortage of opposition for the de
fense of his welterweight boxing
crown, viewed today a field further
reduced—at his own hands.
Ross, giving away SV2 pounds, de
cisively whipped A1 Manfredo, Fresno,
Calif., challenger, in a 10-round non
title bout last night, thus disposing of
a foe whose backers were proud to
regard as Pacific Coast champion.
Ross, scoring knockdowns In the
third and eighth rounds, helped to
give Promoter Jack Kearns an agree
able start in his new vocation.
Jack Dempsey's ex-manager termed
his 6,286 crowd “fair enough."
Manfredo won favor as a willing
battler, aggressive to the finish.
CARDOZO QUINT UPSET
Series Leader Is Given Lusty
Beating by Armstrong.
Armstrong High School’s basket ball
stock was on the boom today following
a totally unexpected triumph over
Cardozo in the colored interhigh
series.
By a score of 38 to 19, Armstrong
defeated the series leader most con
vincingly and on the Cardozo court,
too. Robinson at forward was the
high scorer for Armstrong with 10
points.
In another series contest. Dunbar
trimmed Douglas, 33 to 25, largely
through the efforts of Dawson who
scored 13 points.
LETTERS PLENTIFUL
If you report for varsity sports at
Michigan State College, your chances
of winning a letter are one in three.
Of 199 members of ball, base ball,
basket ball and track squads last year,
77 won major awards.
FISH ENJOY SHRIMP.
Add fishing woes: B. C. De Witt of
Alvin, Tex., estimates 36,000 shrimp
are purchased by anglers for each fish
caught with that kind of bait.
pledge, attach check, and mall to the
chess editor of The Star.
Central Elects Officers,
j' OSINO its stellar player, Presldent
Capt. Robert Knox, who was grad
uated from Central this January, the
Central High Chess Club has been
conducting a special intraclub tourney
to ascertain individual rankings before
entering into forthcoming interhlgh
team battles for the Turover Trophy.
In the Spring semester elec
tions William Reynolds was ad
vanced to the presidency of the
club, Sam Bass initiated as vice
president and Charles Davidson
honored by the Joint post of
secretary-treasurer.
Dr. Clinton continues his official du
ties as sponsor.
Under the new officers’ leadership,
the current intraclub tourney is stimu
lating the players to a display of their
best chess wares. The interhlgh team
will be selected on the findings of the
tournament.
Competing for honors are William
Reynolds, Antonio Higuera, Ralph
8chreyer, Robert Hostler, Leo Wiemer,
Sam Bass, Willis Waldo and Walter
Kurland, in the order named.
Match play will be held on
Wednesday and Friday after
noons at 3 o’clock at Central
High In room 210.
Other amateurs in the club are
John Earle, Jack Breeskln, Sol Ashin
sky, Leon Smith, Jack Wainger, Doris
Corneal, Mary Sanders and Mary Mat
thews, ii.i
4
ROCKY MOUNTAIN
COLLEGES IN RIFT
Seven Secede From League
to Organize Big-Time
Association.
Bs the Associated Press.
DENVER. January 30.—For the
second time In three years
the Rocky Mountain Confer
ence—the athletic league
which straddles the Continental Divide
—has been split. This time it looks
as though the rift is permanent.
Prof. Albert C. Nelson of Denver
University says he sees “nothing in
the picture’’ to prevent the seven col
leges which Instigated the secession
movement recently from going ahead
with their plans for a big-time league.
Have Faculty Backing.
T^ELSON Is chairman of the Rules
Committee of the so-called “Big
Seven,” made up of the schools with
the largest enrollments and more
powerful athletic teams. These seven
revolters from the 12-team confer
ence are Denver, Utah, Colorado,
Wyoming, Utah State, Colorado State
College and Brigham Young.
Left with the conference structure
are Colorado College, Colorado School
of Mines, Greeley State, Western State
of Gunnison, Colo., and Montana
State. ,
Three years ago. the seven seceders.
along with Colorado College, decided
to form a “big eight,” but this died
quickly in the face of faculty disap
proval. This time, however, leaders
of the split movement say they have
faculty backing.
Colorado College Withdraws.
J^OU H. MAHONY, athletic manager
at Denver, where the mountain
grid teams play to the largest crowds,
said a seven-school circuit would re
sult In more “attractive schedules and
a league of higher caliber.” Several
other officials explained they were
eager to "get away from the one-sided
games with weaker teams which count
in the standings.”
Colorado College—alma mater of
Earl (Dutch) Clark—also has decided
to withdraw from the conference, with
a view to competing independently, or
trying to crash the "Big Seven.” The
four other conference schools may try
to interest other Institutions of similar
size in an 8 or 10 team circuit.
The Rocky Mountain Conference
was formed in 1909 by Colorado Uni
versity, Colorado College and Colorado
State. The other nine Institutions
came in one by one up to 1924.
BREWERS HOPEFUL
OF LICKING WILLIGS
Face Fast Pitt Basketers Here
Tonight—Game Proceeds Go
to Flood Sufferers.
J^URED by the prospect of witnessing
a heated rivalry produce some of
the finest professional basket ball
seen here this season, a capacity crowd
is expected to jam the somewhat lim
ited seating space of the Heurich gym
tonight when the Heurich Brewers
last losing to the Willigs and are
o’clock.
Although the Brewers still will be
seeking their first victory over the
crack Smokey City quint in this, their
fifth meeting, the Heurich tossers
feel they have hit their stride since
face the Pittsburgh Willigs at 8:30
confident of turning the tables.
While the Brewers throw out their
collective chests a bit when their tri
umphs over the original Celtics and
Renaissance are mentioned, the Willigs
also possess an impressive record, hav
ing disposed of the New York Celtics
three times, Akron Firestones, Brook
lyn Visitation and Brooklyn Jewels.
The Willigs have lost only two of 18
games this season.
The local team will include Ralph
Bennie and Whitey Wilson, forwards:
Waldo Wegner, center, and Ev Russell
and Otts Zahn, guards, while the
Willigs probably will start Don Smith
and Teddy Riggs, forwards: Arch
Hyatt, center, and Hymie Ginsburg
and Johnny Zeleznlck, guards.
A preliminary game between two
crack Heurich Cup series teams will
be played at 7:30 o'clock. All proceeds
of the professional tilt will be turned
over to the flood relief fund.
HOLDS TO* PIN LEAD
Marino Near Match Bowling
Title, Despite Miller’s Gain.
MILWAUKEE, January 30 OP).—
Hank Marino of Milwaukee held a
firm grip today on the American
match bowling championship, despite
gains made by challenger, Joe Miller
of Buffalo. N. Y.
Miller gained 2 and 35-50 {Mints
in last night's block of 10 games, but
Marino still enjoyed a 22-02 point
lead, with only two blocks of their
120-game series left. Another block
will be bowled tonight and the final
one tomorrow night.
Marino has the advantage in total
pins, tipping 20.812 to 20,360 for Mil
ler in 100 games.
POSTPONE TANK MEET
A.A.U. Event at Shoreham Likely
Will Be Held February 13.
Due to a conflict with President's
birthday ball activities, the District
A. A. U. swimming meet scheduled
lor tonight at the Shoreham has been
postponed.
It probably will be held on Febru
ary 13.
Masonic Bowlers
Tilt Flood Fund
IJOWLERS Of the Muonic
League today kicked in with
$50 for The Evening Star’s flood
relief fund.
With the unanimous consent of
the captains, each of the Masons’
32 teams, which roll at Convention
Hall, gave $1.50, which will be de
ducted from the prize money at
the end of the season.
Bowling organizations so far
have contributed $99 to The Star
fund, with the Home Owners'
Loan Corp. giving $24, the Wash
ington City Duckpln Association,
$25 and the Masonic League, $50.
I
College Quintg
North*Caroilna.: dWfrrftd. *4,
Maryland State Normal. 37: Oallsu
Santa ciara. 45: A. Mary’*. 3*.
Gonzata. 42: Montana. 41._
Plattevllle Teaehera. 36: Whltewatar.
37.
Duluth. 38: St. John'* (Minn ). 23.
Wahoeton Sclance. 31: Bottlnaau Por
••try, 24.
Illinois Wesleyan. 45: Southern IU1
no l*. 23.
Stevens Point, 46: Stout Institute, 23.
St. Cloud. 45: Moorhead. 30.
Wayne. 36: Kearney Teaehera. 29.
Valley city Teaehera. 37: mandate
Normal. 29.
Chadron. 47: Rapid Olty Mines. 29.
Akron. 24: Westminster. 23.
Anderson. 30: Olflen. 20.
Arkansas State Teachers. 54; Mag
nolia A. & M . 4.1.
California. 33: V. C. L. A.. 27. _
Southern California. 43: Stanford. 89.
Oreaon State. 36: Washington. 27.
Calvin. 31- Battle Creek. 27
Northern State. 41: Central Aate. 3$.
Oklahoma A. A M.. 25: Tulsa. 18.
Defiance. 36: Bowline Green, 30.
Olivet. 43: Albion. 28.
Peru. 36: Nebraska Wesleyan, 26.
Hamline. 46: St. Thomas. 26.
Wiuona Teachers. 45: Mankato Teach- i
era. .37.
Kansas, .15: Rockhurst. 19.
LoTola of Baltimore. 31: Western
Maryland. 23.
Hamilton. 42: Wasner. 20.
Ostswba. 40: L*nchburs Collett. 32.
Quilford. 44; East Carolina Teach
ers. 36.
Elon. 43: Lenoir Rhyne. 33.
New Mexico. 56: Texas Mlnea. 37.
Portland. 32: Ellensburg. 20.
I I
EVEN IN PIN RACE
Two Shoot Timely Big Set.
Aces Out to Nip Clarke
in Campbell ’Stakes.
MANOR No. 1 bowlers today
shared first place in the
Country Club Golf League
with Kenwood No. 1, which
last night blanked Argyle No. 2 while
the Manors were losing a game to
Beaver Dam No. 2.
Lanky George Tew was the big gun
in the Kenwood sweep, aiding in piling
up high team counts of 577 and 1,711
with 132-365. Perry Nutwell shot
139-349.
Harry Bachman of Indian Spring
No. 1, who earlier in the season
chalked up 174 for high game, gar
nered the individual honors of the
night with 141-370 to top off a 2-1
win from Argyle No. 1. Congressional
No. 1 had little pity for their fellow
club members, sinking No. 2 further
into the cellar by winning the rub
ber game with a 573 total.
Golf Pro Is Star.
/"',LIFF SPENCER, Beaver Dam’s
long-hitting golf pro, rifled a 330
set along with Freddie Moore's 345,
but the pair couldn't stave off a two
game trimming by Indian Spring's
No. 2 team.
The Kenwoods all but made it a per
fect night when their No. 2 team won
two games from Manor No. 2, barely
missing a sweep in dropping a close
last skirmish.
Washington’s strongest money
shooters will roll the second round
of the Howard Campbell sweepstakes
tonight at the Lucky Strike, starting
at 8 o'clock. There are 21 In the field.
Heading the pack, and a strong
favorite to win, is Astor Clarke, who
opened the tournament with a record
719 set. Sam Simon, with 703, is his
closest rival, trailed by Howard Par
sons. third with 651, and Jack Talbert,
fourth with 641.
First prize in the event will be $200.
The tournament will be finished next
Saturday night at Convention Hall.
The second annual dance of the
American Legion Bowling League will
be held next Saturday at Almas Tem
ple. "We expect to make this one of
the merriest occasions of the season,”
says E. H. Campbell, league president.
Incidentally his Lincoln Post team
trimmed the front-running Jasper
Poet outfit two games last night. One
game separates these clubs In the
pennant chase.
OPEN MATCH PLAY
AT SAN FRANCISCO
Thomson-Smith Duel Marks
First Round of $5,000
Golf Tournament.
Bt the Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. January SO —
Sixteen survivors of 36-hole
qualifying trials paired off today
to start four rounds of match
play in the 72-hole $5,000 San Fran
cisco open golf tournament.
Weather conditions remained un
certain as the dwindling field teed
off.
One of the main events of the
morning round was the duel between
long-hitting Jim Thomson of Shaw
nee, Pa., winner of medal honors with
a 36-hole total of 131, and Horton
Smith, long-legged stylist of Chicago.
Smith qualified with 68-71—139.
On the basis of his first two rounds
Thomson was the tournament favorite.
His 64 for the second qualifying
round cracked par by seven strokes.
For setting the pace he claimed an
extra $25.
How They Square Off.
/"VTHER first-round pairings and
qualifying scores:
Charles Congdon (136), Tacoma,
Wash., vs. Sam Parks, Jr. (140),
Pittsburgh.
Jimmy Hines (136), Garden City,
N. Y„ vs. Johnny Revolts (140),
Evanston, HI.
Lawson Little (138), Chicago vs.
Orville White (141), Chicago.
Sam Snead (136), White Sulphur
Springs, W. Va„ vs. Byron Nelson
(139), Ridgewood, N. J.
Henry Picard (137), Hershey, Pa.,
vs. Charles Sheppard (141), Pleasan
ton, Calif.
Ed Dudley (136), Philadelphia vs.
Leonard Dodson (140), Springfield,
Mo.
Paul Runyan (139), White Plains,
N. Y., vs. NeU Christian (141), Ya
kima, Wash.
Six Tie for Sixteenth.
CIX of the starting field of 147 tied
^ for the sixteenth qualifying place
at 141 strokes. They were Sheppard,
Christian. White, Harry Cooper, Chi
cago; Bill Nary, Vallejo, Calif., and
Bud JeUlffe, Hollywood, Calif. Chris
tian won the extra hole play-off.
Second-round matches were sched
uled for this afternoon, with semi
final and final 18-hole rounds tomor
row. The winner will receive $1,000
and the runner-up $500, with the re
mainder of the purse distributed
among the losing qualifiers and those
finishing from seventeenth to thirty
second place in the qualifying trials.
SKATE STARS CLASH
Two-Day Meet Is Feature of Big
St. Paul Winter Carnival.
ST. PAUL. January 30 (JF).—Some of
the continent’s greatest speed skaters
will compete tomorrow and Monday
in the two-day North American indoor
championships, a feature attraction
of the St. Paul Winter carnival.
Defending his senior men's title will
be Alex Hurd of St. Louis, Mo., who
will compete against a field that in
cludes four members of the 1936
United States Olympic squad. Doro
thy Franey of St. Paul, national wom
en’s outdoor titlist. will be the defend
ing champion in the women’s senior
event.
COLORED BOXERS MEET.
Senior and junior boxing teams of
the Twelfth Street Y. M. C. A. and
the Druid Hill Avenue Y. M. C. A. of
Baltimore, will clash tonight at the
Twelfth Street “Y."
AINTLY reminiscent of the
Spanish athletes of America
(bull throwers), is Washing
ton’s newest sportsmen's or
ganization, the Hook, Line and Sinker
Club, founded Tuesday at a luncheon
meeting at the Willard Hotel. It’s for
fun only, and the only membership
qualifications are that you must be an
ardent angler.
The idea behind the club is to get
together once a month with a group
of kindred souls and spin fish yams
in an informal fashion. For those who
like to Indulge in a bit of vocal fishing
In between meetings, a comer of the
round robin men's grill of the Willard
Hotel has been set aside exclusively
for the use of club members. There
they can go at odd moments and
match story for story with whoever
happens to feel in the same mood at
the same time.
The only duet are true (sup
posedly) fish stories, two of
which must be submitted to the
club secretary each year.
These stories will be duly inscribed
in the club roster, which will be
placed in the grill so that members
can drop in and look over the efforts
of their fellows. For the best story
submitted each month a pair of free
dinners will be given the truth
stretching angler. Failure to pay dues
promptly will result In the delinquent
member being forced to fish for one
hour in the Lincoln Memorial Reflect
ing Pool In the presence of a club
committee.
Club Officer* Elected.
JT’S a fine idea, don’t you think? It
is Frank Romer's brain child, and
he induced H. P. Somerville to spon
sor it and send out invitations for
the first meeting Tuesday. Charter
members of the club are Frank Bell,
commissioner of the Bureau of Fish
eries; Dr. M. d’Arcy Magee, president
of the Washington Chapter of the
Isaak Walton League; Bill Briggs, W.
B. Garrison, Fred Orslnger, Kilboume
C as tell, Charles Jackson, Glen Leach,
Don Carpenter, Jack Hawley, James
J. Fitzpatrick, O. R. Rouke, David
Apter, George F. Rolston, Romer,
Somerville and yours truly.
Commissioner Bell was elect
ed president of the clnb, Dr.
MaGee, vice president and
Somerville was name record
ing secretary.
Charles Jackson was named chair
man of the committee which will
judge the stories submitted by mem
bers, which more or less puts a crimp
in his chances at the free meals.
Charlie, in ease you don’t know him. Is
k
i noted around town for the almost un
! believable stories he tells In regard to
his angling experiences.
Fred's Fighting Fish.
A BIG feature of the gathering
^ was the trouble Fred Orsinger
had with his fighting ush. He
brought along with him a pair of them
in a glass Unit, separated by a piece
of plate glass so they wouldn't mix
it up before the scheduled time. One
was Prince Alibendow and the other
was Ogopupu n, both with top-heavy
pedigrees, but as yet of untried qual
ity themselves.
Orslnger went through an elaborate
mumbojumbo in regard to his pets.
He pointed with pride to their color
ings and markings, and listed at no
small length the enviable records of
their antecedents, who must have
■>een great fighters in their day. Mean
while, the principals were making
fierce faces at each other and preen
ing themselves for the coming fray.
Well, to make a short story shorter,
the tank was moved into a favorable
location and every one gathered round
to view the bloody fray.
With great ceremony Orsinger
rang an Imaginary gong and
removed the glass partition
from between the two stalwarts.
Nothing happened.
They merely glanced disinterestedly
at each other, flicked a few fins, and
called it a day. The club members
still are wondering if those really
were fighting fish or whether they
themselves were victims of one of
Orslnger’s practical Jokes. They’ll
never know.
Sports Mirror
By the Associated Press.
Today a year ago—Lowell (Red)
Dawson named new head foot ball
coach at Tulane.
Three years ago—6am Wlllaman
resigned as bead foot ball coach at
Ohio State to succeed Tom Keady
as athletic director at Western
Reserve.
live years ago—Gene Venzke
wen Prout Memorial mile In 4:18 A.
A
“Sandow” at Naval Academy
AL BERGNER,
Kankakee, 111, youth, although only a plebe, has been adjudged
the strongest midshipman by official tests. He is so much in de
mand for the different athletic teams that he has difficulty in
settling in the right groove. He plays foot ball, boxes, wrestles
and can toss the shot in the high forties. He also expects to
play lacrosse. —A. P. Photo.
JOSEPH A. FISHER, well-known'
club manager of Washington
and Richmond, Va., is the new
manager of the Kenwood Golf
and Country Club. Fisher's appoint
ment was announced today to club
members. He succeeds Fred Fuller,
who died a little more than a month
ago. Fisher already is on the Job. |
The new manager, who resembles
President Roosevelt In appearance, i
formerly was manager of Rauschers’
here and also was manager of the old
Westmoreland Club in Richmond. He
has had wide experience in club man
agement and was chosen from a
lengthy list of applicants.
YOU always can depend on George
Diflenbaugh, the District open
king, to put on a garrison finish when
he needs it. But in the first place the
match looked a little one-sided, and
when Cliff Spencer started rapping in
long putts from all over the greens,
George really needed to do some work
on his own. George and A1 Jamison
and Maury Fitzgerald of Kenwood
played Spencer. Elliott Spicer and
Ken Lafferty at Indian Spring, and
George's outfit were 3 down with 4
to play on that first nine when the
diminutive District champ suddenly
came to life.
Starting at the sixth he played
the next four holes In 2, 3. 4, 2,
which happens to be four under
par for that stretch, winning
the nine with his own efforts by
bagging two birdies and an
eagle.
But George wasn't so hot on the
first five holes. Even with that finish
he scored a 34.
Wiffy Cox, Kenwood pro, was due
in town today to look over his affairs
at Kenwood and pick up a set of new
golf clubs before shoving off for Miami
where he will play in a few of the
Winter tournaments before coming
back to Kenwood around April 1.
Wiff has had a lot of tough luck this
Winter, what with a serious illness of
Mrs. Cox, a first-class case of grippe
himself, and some other matters that
forced him to cancel a West Coast
trip. But he'll spend the rest of the
Winter in the South. Wiff hasn't
swung a club since late November,
according to his pals in the Kenwood
golf shop, which is just about the
longest stretch away from the game
he has had since he was mustered out
of the Navy in 1919.
VyHEN you get down to talking
” about the better finishes on a
golf course, listen to the tale of what
happened to Ralph Fowler and Lefty
Harrell at Washington. They were
sailing serenely along against Les
Whitten and Dave Thomson at the
seventeenth when suddenly the hur
ricane struck. Whitten flung a
mashie shot up against the pine for
a bird three at the seventeenth to
win the hole and Dave whacked a
full wooden-club shot 10 inches from
the pin at the eighteenth to win that
one, too. You won’t often find those
holes being played in consecutive
birdies.
And Calvert Dickey, the big hit-and
miss man of Washington, has gone
and done It again.
Dickey, in case you don’t
know, doesn’t care a hoot about
form or the habiliments of skill.
Results are what count with
him, and If he tops a ball up
against the pin or it hits a tree
and bounces up to the cup he
calls it a good shot.
Playing against Dr. Calvert E. Buck
ho flailed a couple of wooden shots
at the eighth hole at Washington
about 60 yards short of the green.
Buck, meanwhile, hit two fine shots
to the putting surface. Dickey then
took his niblick, converted it into a
No. 3 iron by tumi ig the face in, and
topped a shot that never left the
ground and ended 6 feet from the
cup. He sank the putt and grinned,
"When they start paying off on form
I guess I’ll quit this game. Give me
results every time."
B.-C. C. EKES OUT WIN.
Paced by Vannais. who scored' 10
points, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High
School’s basket ball team defeated
Fredericksburg High, 24-22, in a close
gams last night at Fredericksburg.
UTTING—the biggest part of
the game of golf—may have
terrors for a few' golfing folks
(a few million), but it’s a lead
pipe cinch to Walter W. (Red) Cun
ningham. the sorrel-thatched guy who
holds down the pro berth at the Burn
ing Tree Club.
“Why this putting business is a set
up,” says Cunningham. "I wish all
the shots in the game were as easy as
putting. Maybe then I could bust 66
over this course."
Inasmuch as every championship is
decided 4 feet or less from the cup
and never has a title been won that
the putter didn't figure as the major
weapon of the winner, that's quite a
statement to make.
But Cunningham can hack it
np. He is regarded by the pros
as just about the best putter in
the professional ranks around
the Capital.
He trundles in his share of the big
ones and never misses a 3-footer. Ever
since the days when “Red" used to
caddie at the Washington Golf and
Country Club, along with "Brick”
Wood and Mel Shorey, he's been known
as one of the best putters who over
pulled on a spiked brogan.
"What do you think about when you
are trying to hole a 10-footer?” we
asked him. “If there is one thing
about putting which you use with
such success, for the love of Mike tell
us about it and we'll tell the world?”
‘"yUTELL, that's not such a big order,”
Red said. “In fact there's only
one angle to it that I pay any great
attention to. I don’t think of hitting
the ball, or the position of my feet
or anything else, but I do think a lot
and pay a lot of attention to the line,
of travel of my putter blade. That's
why I’ve had some success on the
putting green.”
The blade of my club comes
back in a straight line and con
tinues on through in a straight
line.
“If I do that and do it all the time
I feel that I can putt about as well
as any one. Oh, sure, I get a little
jittery once In a while and I miss
’em, but if I concentrate on keep
ing that putter blade moving in a
straight line on the backswing and
on the forward awing I know the
ball will go where I aim it. After
that it's simply a matter of getting
the line and hitting the ball hard
enough.” Sounds simple, doesn’t it.
“But you have to keep that left
elbow pointing at the hole and your
right elbow on ythir right thigh," says
Red. “I don't have to think about
those things. They come naturally
to me after years of practice, so all
I have to think about is to keep
that putter blade moving in a straight
line. I don’t either open or close
the blade. I keep it moving in the
same line all the time, and I don't
let my wrists get into the shot too
much, sort of an arm motion with
fairly stiff wrists.
“Boy, how I wish all the shots
in this game were aa easy as the
putt.”
AND then, speaking of putting, Red
proceeded to relate how one of
his members, playing putts at a buck
a copy, carved his way around that
rugged Burning Tree course using only
23 putts.
The man is John Marshall, a
golf veteran around Washing
ton, and the victim of his sharp
shooting was Senator F. H. Halo
of Maine.
Marshall got around the course in
84 strokes, but the sad part of it from
the Hale standpoint was that he had
nine 1-putt greens, on two holes he
chipped into the cup and didn’t use
any putts, and on the others he used
2 putts apiece. He chipped in on
the ninth for a 5 and on the twelfth
for a 8.
"That man Marshall really can
putt," said Red. “It fti’t anything
unusual for him to get around in 28
putts or less. But he had a real
field day against Senator Hale.”
SUMMER FOES NOW PALS.
When it's Pirates against Giants,
the set-up is different, but this Winter
Carl Hubbell and Cy Blanton are as
close as president and vice president.
They are running a basket ball league
In and about Shawnee, Okie.
CUP TEAM CLASS
Guldahl, Not in Paid Clan’s
Organization, as Winter
Ace Offers Problem.
BY W. B. McCALLlM.
George jacobus and hi*
bright men of the Profes
sional Golfers’ Association
have no easy job ahead of
them choosing a Ryder Cup team to
meet the British next Summer. Their
task this year is made rougher than
usual by the surprising number of
younger pr<* who are shoving for
ward and taking the plaoe of the old
and familiar nam-t.
Such youngsters as Sam Snead. Ed
OUver and Jimmy Demaret, who have
been performing sensationally in the
tournaments along the Dixie-Oali
fornia circuit, aren't making the job
of choosing the Ryder Cup argonauts
any easier. Nor has the sensational
showing of Ralph Guldahl proven ex
actly a boon to the task of the team
selectors, when you consider the fact
that Ralph isn't a member of the P
O. A. and the Ryder Cup team is a
P. G. A. outfit with all expenses to be
paid by the P. G. A.
Guidahl Offers Problem.
JJOW they'll leave Ralph off the
team Is something that will be a
sweet little Job to explain, if they do
leave him off. Guidahl, the slow man
of golf, won the Augusta and Biltmore
open tournaments end was the second
biggest money winner of 1936, but he
still Isn’t a member of the P. G. A.
Snead, a former caddy master and
assistant pro at Hot Springs. Va„ who
now is located at nearby White Sul
phur Springs, Is a newcomer to big
time tournament winning, but he isn’t
new to those who have watched him
develop into a first-class golfer. Sam
has been a consistently fine shotmaker
for three or four years.
Demaret Is a Texas youngster, the
same lad who carried National Open
Champion Tony Manero to the twenty
third hole in the P. G. A. champion
ship at Pinehurst. Oliver, a young
ster out of the Middle West, put on a
fine show in the recent Miami open.
British Open Extra Goal.
QBVIOUSLY the P. G. A., when It
gets around to choosing the Ryder
Cup outfit, will select the tried and
true men, those who have been up
in the heavy dough for so many years
that they must be regarded as top
notchers.
Another angle Is that this year the
American pros will make a strong bid
for the British open, an en masse in
vasion as it were, and the P. G. A.
wants only the best. But how can
they overlook the youngsters who are
doing so well, and particularly
Guidahl?
Somewhere in Britain they’ll pick
up Walter Hagen, perennial captain
of the Ryder Cup outfit, but It’s doubt
ful if Walter will captain the team
this year. That honor probably will
go to Ed Dudley, tournament chair
man of the P. G. A., and recent winner
of the Sacramento open.
Like the U. S. G. A., the Profes
sional Golfers’ Association ian't both
ered by lack of material. There are
so many good pros around that the
problem is one erf choosiftg from a
flock of fine performers rather than a
limited few.
WISCONSIN BUILDING
NEW FISH HATCHERY
Plant With Annual Capacity of
52,000,000 Fry to Supply
Muskellunge, Pike.
Special Dispatch to The Star
T AC DU FLAMBEAU, Wls.-A new
^ fish hatchery, with an annual
capacity of 52,000.000 fry, is under
construction in the Lac du Flambeau
Indian Reservation. The hatchery
will supply muskellunge and wall-eyed
pike for waters in the Lac du Flam
beau, Lac Court* Oreille* and Bad
River Reservations.
Long famous as one of the excel
lent fishing regions within the border*
of Wisconsin, the Flambeau Reserva
tion Includes 120 lakes, among them
the Flambeau chain of nine, all con
nected by waterways navigable with
6mall boats.
The Big Bear River has it* source
in this chain. A section of the Big
Bear, known as Lazy Bend, is reputed
to offer some of the best muskellunge
fishing in the country.
HEMPHILL IS FAVORITE
Golf Win From Berg Put* Her in
Miami-Biltmore Calcium.
CORAL GABLES. Fla.. January 30
(IF).—Sturdy Kathryn Hemphill of
Columbia. S. C , was the spotlight girl
today while the Nation'* touring fem
inine golfers came to town to warm
up for next week's Mlaml-Blltmor#
tournament.
Miss Hemphill made herself the out
standing favorite for the tourney and
the No. 1 subject of golfing conversa
tion when she upset Patty Berg of
Minneapolis in the final of the cham
pionship of champions event at Punt*
Gorda yesterday.
The Carolina champion had things
pretty much her own way In defeat
ing Miss Berg 3 snd 3 in the 36-hol*
final at Charlotte Harbor, coupling
long drives and deadly putting in •
sweet running game.
ROANOKE NAMES DATES
Lenoir-Bhyne, Concord State Ar*
New Grid Opponents.
SALEM. Va„ January 30 (IP).—•
Head Coach Gordon C. "Pap” White
of Roanoke College announced a 10
game foot ball schedule today, in
cluding Lenoir-Rhyne and Concord
State as new opponents.
William and Mary and Guilford Col
lege, okl grid foes of the Maroons, will
not be played.
The schedule:
September 18. Vlrilnl* Tech at Blacks
burg: 25. Lenoir-Rhyne.
October 2. Concord State: 9. Rich
mond st Roanoke: 18. Cstswbs at Salis
bury: 22. Apprentice School st Newport
News: 30. Newberry.
November 8. Emory and Henry: 13. Sus
quehanna at Sellnserovo, Pe.; 26. Kins
st Bristol.
BOOK HAS ODD HOBBY.
Nate Andrews, husky right-handar
from North Carolina University, whs
comes to the Cardinals via Sacra
mento, la » collector of old canes.
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