Armstrong, Featherweight, Conceded Chance to Beat Welter Champ
Whether Little Ringman Is
Great or Bigger Ones Not,
That Is Question.
By SPARROW McGANN.
NEW YORK, Nov. 29—Henry
Armstrong is being touted as
a sure knockout victor over
Lou Ambers when, and if, the
dusky featherweight champion meets
the leader of the lightweight division.
Assuming that Hermiker Lou would
want no part of assassin Henry, the
goggle-eyed fans and experts are giv
ing Armstrong a possible chance of
taking the welterweight crown from
When a natural 126-pounder, who
can do tricks with the scales and re
tain his effectiveness, is rated the equal
or superior of the leaders of two
heavier divisions, the thought occurs
that the lighter man is something of
a marvel or that the heavier lads did
not come by their leadership by fair
means. If spirited contention such as
Pedro Montanez and Ceferino Garcia
gave Ambers and Ross in September
is any criterion of the respective
merits of Lou and Barney, then some
thing must be wrong with the think
ing apparatus of those who rate Arm
strong so highly.
Kayo Is Messy Job.
'T'HE St. Louis-bred Negro, who
kicked around Los Angeles several
years before he got, a chance on the
bigtime, is a good enough fighter in
his own diggings. No one who saw the
ease with which he defeated Mike Bel
loise and Pete Sarron will deny that.
Or the ease with which he has been
spotting fairly good lightweights and
throwing in a handy whipping to
However, Armstrong’s recent knock
out over Billy Beauhuld left something
to be desired. A bad cut over the
bridge of the nose and several promi
nent bumps near the temple showed
that Marse Henry knows how" to bring
his harfl head into play when required.
And a low left hook just before the
bell sounded to end the fourth round
did not help the willing Beauhuld.
The latter went to his corner reeling
from the effect of the pain and hardly
was able to come out for the next
Armstrong admittedly is a harder
puncher than Lou Ambers. This point,
however, is not enough to discount the
lightweight champion's edge in boxing
ftnd crafty ring work. Pedro Mon
tane* compiled an impressive string of
victories in order to gain the right to
meet Ambers for the lightweight
crown, but the Puerto Rican failed to
land his sleep wallop In 45 minutes
of fast stepping. Ambers nullified
Pedro's leads by beating him to the
punch with a lancing left and cuffed
him considerably with inside upper
Sounds Bad for Ross.
Armstrong had difficulty solving
Sarron's bobbing and weaving for
several rounds, and the latter is no
Ambers in that style of boxing and
does not have the durability of the
hatchet-faced Italian to carry on
round after round. Then there is the
fact that Ambers met up with and
lasted the route against one of the
greatest punchers in the welterweight
division in the person of Jimmy
Barney Ross, in defeating Tony Can
roneri, won the lightweight crown
from a great fighter. He went on to
whip McLarnin twice. No one yet has
had the temerity to class Ross as a
fluke champion, but giving Armstrong
a chance to whip Barney practically
amounts to the same thing.
Armstrong will not lack for action
while attempts to match him with
Ambers or Ross are taking place. The
punch-master has engagements with
Tony Chavez at Cleveland on Decem
ber 6 and, if four colored victims can
be obtained, Marse Henry will strut
his stuff at Birmingham. New Orleans,
Mobile and Houston, with two days of
rest between each effort.
CLAIMS CITY TITLE
Merchant (bidder* Beat Warwick,
13-12, to Keep Slate Clean in
COUTHKAST MERCHANTS gridders
today laid claim to the District un
1 United sandlot football championship
as a result of whipping the Warwick
A. C., 13-12, yesterday at Fairlawn
Field, to retain its unblemished record.
A first-quarter reverse, from Phil
Cassidy to Eddie Huff, gobbled up 30
yards and netted a touchdown for the
Merchants, but Warwick retaliated on
a long scoring pass from Schwarts to
Bunker Hill In the second period to
trail by only one point.
Humpty De Cola intercepted a
Warwick aerial in the third period
»nd streaked 23 yards to score, while
Warwick tallied its final points in the
last period when Schwarts connected
on a 12-yard pass to Hill.
Holds Ring Show
Listed 23 Years
By the Associated Press. ,
'T'ORONTO, Nov. 29—William
Hanna, an Irishman and senti
mental, will stage an amateur box
ing show Wednesday—23 years
after it first was scheduled.
Hanna and nine friends organised
the Maple Leaf Athletic Club
August 3, 1914. They asked the
Ontario government for a club
charter and made plans for the
Hie next day Canada was at war.
Permission for the fight card was
granted but Hanna and his nine
friends already had signed, up for
another fight. All, except Hanna,
Were wounded fatally overseas. \
Just the other day Hanna re
ceived the charter of the Maple
Leaf Athletic Club from the gov
ernment. So the show goes on.
Three years ago—A1 a b a m a
Clinched Rose Bowl Invitation by
awamping Vanderbilt, 34-0,. and
finishing season unbeaten and un
tied. Knox lost. 39-0, to Mon
mouth for 27th straight defeat, tie
tng Hobart’s "loeldfest” record.
THIS is the time of the year
when the really serious pup
py buying begins. Anxious
mamas, proud papas, fond
sweethearts, all in search of the ideal
Christmas gift, often wind up in the
pet shop, the breeding kennel or at
the dog dealer's. And what more
closely approaches the ideal gift than
a dog? Where else can you buy love,
a devotion that lasts a life time, a
never failing source of entertainment,
an interest that is sustained over the
However, in buying a dog
there are certain dos and dent’s
far more important in this pur
chase than in mqgt others. The
first do concerns the integrity
of the dog seller.
Do make sure you are dealing with
worth all that the reliable breeder
asks for him.
Don’t buy a St. Bernard if the
proposed recipient live* in a one-room
apartment. Likewise don’t buy a Pom
eranian for a 200-pound he-man who
glories in the great outdoors. There
is a breed for each individual, and a
very little search often reveals the
right one. The Welsh terrier often
would fill the bill for the longer for
an Airedale who lives in close quar
ters. A Shetland sheepdog is the an
swer to the suppressed desire of many
for a oollie. Maiden ladies who are
very precise in their ways might pre
fer a sedate toy breed, perhaps the
new-old pug dog, to a rambunctious
terrier. The 12-year-old boy rather
would have a terrier or a larger dog
than a toy. The country dweller
A trio of Shetland sheepdog puppies owned by Beechtree
a reliable and reputable breeder or
dealer. An unscrupulous one tem
porarily can cover many defects, hide
symptoms of early illness, fake pedi
grees. and refuse to give either aid
or advice once the money is in his
Breeding Is Expensive.
T>UY as good a puppy or dog as you
can afford. You will be proud of
each of his many virtues, regardless
of whether you are interested in
showing or not. As the dog becomes
more and more a part of your life,
you will find that you are learning
more all the time of what his breed
standard calls for, and subconsciously
comparing your dog with the ideal.
Remember, that breeding, raising and
selling dogs Is an expensive business
and that a good puppy generally is
10 HEIGHTS HERE
Boxing Advance Sought by
Abrams, Barrie, Manuel,
By BURTON HAWKINS.
FISTIANA'S treadmill will cease
revolving temporarily tonight
when several fighters hop off
at Turner s Arena and attempt
to wedge their way onto an escalator
already overburdened with ring hope
Foremost among the prospects will
be a local lad, George Abrams, cradled
In amateur ranks here and now re
garded as this sector's leading can
didate to travel anywhere in particular
along boxing's bumpy trail.
A modest, hard-hitting middleweight,
the trim Jewish boy has compiled a
record of 12 successive victories since
entering professional ranks seven
months ago. An avid student of the
game, he patterned his infighting style
after that employed by Freddy Steele,
world middleweight champion, who
instructed George in some of the finer
phases of face lifting when in train
ing here last summer.
probably would appreciate a gun dog
above all others even if he doesn't
Another factor to be considered in
the purchase of a puppy is the pup's
age. In many cases a grown dog
proves to be the better choice. The
young puppy is subject to infantile
ailment., will chew on things, dig and
tear, has had very little or no train
ing, but is utterly adorable. The older
dog does not need to be fed so often,
is past his puppy troubles, may have
had some house training and often
can adapt himself better to the ways
of an adult house than the younger
^JOING hunting? Take a dog. The
amount of game wounded and un
retrieved each hunting season is ap
palling. A good dog will save the
needless suffering, the wasting of
game and the disappointing trek home
without a bag. He also will add ma
terially to the day's enjoyment.
Bronx Show Is Finale.
rFHE Bronx, New York, Kennel Club
show on December 5 is the last
all-breed fixture of the year. Then
comes a respite for Eastern fanciers
until the Baltimore show starts the
ball rolling again on January 28.
* Maltese terriers practically are an
extinct breed now, but time was when
it was a popular and expensive breed.
As long ago as the middle of the 16th
century a dog lover of Rome paid the
equivalent of $10,000 for one of this
The transaction was witnessed
and -recorded by I’lisst Aldro
vandl, an Italian naturalist of
The tiny Maltese terrier was well
established in the land of Malta when
the Phoenicians settled there in 1500
B. C. It Is believed that it is the dog
worshipped by the ancient Egyptians.
KING DAVID bowler* forged
to the front In the Masonic
League pennant chase during
the last week, grabbing the
lead away from the two-time cham
pion Hiram outfit.
Harry Dixon,-who amazed the city’s
bowling fraternity back in 1926 with
a then sensational set of 445 in the
Agriculture Inter-Bureau League, is
King David's top shooter . . . Usually
that spot is filled by Charley Phil
lips, Dixon’s teammate of long
standing . . . Centennial has coaxed
Lee Brown back into the fold. Ar
ville Ebersole, W. C. D. A. secretary,
shot 151 for his seasons’ high string
last week . . . Whip Litchfield, of
Lebanon No. 1 is high average roller
with 124, according to Ray Cross,
who keeps tab on this quarter-of-a
Navy No. 3 continues to show the
way in the tight N. P. P. E. League
race . . . Widmer’s 382 and 151 are
tops while Bus Prevast, given credit
for bringing Brad Mandley to the
fore, is the strike and spare leader.
Lawrence Pugh Steps Out.
J^AWRENCE PUGH and his crack
Bethesda Motor Sales teammates
are sporting two all-time records for
the Bethesda Business Men’s League
. . . Starting with a season record
string of 169, Pugh reeled off 152
and 123 for his second two for a
total of 444 which enabled his team
to hang up 1,844 for the set, which
included a season high count of 648
. . . Tom Dennis’ 108 is tops in the
Terminal Ice loop which is led by
the Browns . . . The Cubs are the
runners-up and the Pirate team a
good third . . . The Crabs, after
weathering several stormy battles,
are ensconced In first place of the
Bureau of Engineering League aa the
first series ends . . . Mac McLene’s
135 and Ox Brumbaugh’s 349 were
high counts for week . . . the Mer
maids are experiencing their usual
Antlers and Band rollers have first
place deadlocked in the B3ks loop,
while the Tilers and Trustees are tied
for third place .. . Charity’s 616 and
1,667 are high team counts, with
Elmer Wesley's 156 and 435 still the
individual marks to beat . . , George
Auguste, the loop’s scorer, is a brother
of Bammy Auguste, the tenpinner of
earlier days . . . Buck Share’s spare
total of <7 tops the Veterans’ Admin
istration League . . . generally Buck
holds the strike. leadership, too . . .
Bo far he has gUan way to 3. Smith's
Abrams Can Take Punch.
VI^HAT is more important to local
" ringworms than Abrams’ 12 suc
cessive conquests, however, is the
knowledge that the flat-nosed. 10-year
old prospect can absorb a solid whack
and bounce back viciously and ap
Having disposed of the fairly tal
ented Serge Prevost here recently.
Abrams tonight will face Johnny
Barrie, a graduate of New England
Golden Gloves ranks, who has cap
tured 29 out of 32 engagements since
entering the paid clan. An eight
rounder, the bout will be co-featured
with a till involving Tony Dupre of
New Hampshire and Baby Manuel,
Dupre, a rather authoritative
counter-puncher, and Manuel, aggres
sive Cuban, will be X-rayed by Match
maker Goldie Aheam in their eight
rounder to determine if they are lit
specimens to collide with Lou Gevin
son, who now is idle due to lack of
muiium, Chaney Clash.
C W AGGER ING STEVE MAMAKOS,
the tenderly guided local welter
weight, will stack up against one
Young Chaney of Baltimore in a six
rounder, while another bout slated for
the same distance lists Joey Temes,
battle-scarred Greek veteran, facing
Johnny De Carlo, Baltimore feather
Continuing the youthful prospect
theme in an opening four-rounder
will be Maynard Daniels, District
heavyweight protege, who will aim at
Joe Sofia, blubbery Baltimorean.
The first punch will be launched at
CULVER HONORS MAXSON.
CULVER, Ind., Nov. 38 <*>).—Willis
Maxson, Wichita Falls (Tex.) end,
has been elected captain of next year’s
football team at Culver Military Acad
emy. Ronald Gift, Marietta (Mich.)
halfback, will be alternate captain.
Bob Borden of Crestline, Ohio, vanity
end, won the outstanding player
award for 1887. T
Pros Will Shoot for Rich
Purses in P. G. A. Club
Open Next Summer.
By W. R. McCAIAUM.
SCENE of golf's biggest money
operations during the early part
of 1938—Shawnee Country Club
at Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa.
More than 820,000 In cash, which is
a bunch of potatoes, is going to be
spread around among America's top
notch pros In a two-week jamboree
o? golf to he held at Shawnee late in
June and early in July. Fifteen grand
will be laid on the line for the boys
who play in the Professional Golfers’
Association tourney there, starting
July 10, while at least $5,000 more will
be dished out for an open tourney
to follow the National Open champion
ship, probably around the third week
Art Brown, who has leased the
Shawnee establishment from the
Worthington family, announces that
the golf course, one of the outstanding
layouts in the East for two decades,
will be considerably lengthened for
the P. G. A. tournament.
West Soon Due Tourney. ,
rJ''HIS, by the way, marks the third
straight year the professional
match play event will have been
staged in the East. It was held at
Pinehurst in 1936 and at Pittsburgh
last May. It must go West in 1939,
if the P. G. A. is to satisfy the demands
of the Western pros.
Shawnee has been the kind of course
where a red-hot golfer could score
amazingly low, but it won’t be a soft
touch in the tourney next July. New
tees have been built on many of the
holes, pushing the markers back for a
total added distance around 300 yards;
bunkers have been pulled in closer to
the greens and the whole layout has
been toughened until the big shots
won't do any 65s as they have done
in the Shawnee open tournaments of
past years. Even the famed Binnie
kill hole—the 16th of the course
—has come in for some shifting. This
is a 1-shotter across an arm of the
Delaware River and is one of the
famous short holes of the land.
Already Financial Success.
gROWN told Willy Cox a few days
ago that the P. G. A. tourney al
ready is a financial success. He has
sold enough advertising in the tour
nament program to pay the rap of 15
grand, and propably the tournament
will make money. Gate receipts won’t
bring in any startling amount of
dough, for Shawnee, even though it’s
fairly close to several smaller Penn
sylvania towns, is 90 miles from New
York and about the same distance
from Philadelphia. -
So the pros will have more than
$25,000 to shoot for in three open
tourneys next June and July. The
National Open for $5,000, the Shawnee
open for another $5,000, and the
P. G. A. for $15,000 follow in rapid
succession. It looks another big money
year for the boys ■who make a living
by knocking in 6-foot putts.
JANKOWSKI IS BETTER
Injured Packer Resting Easily.
Look for Skull Fracture.
Ed Jankowski, the Green Bay play
er carried off the field on a stretcher
during yesterdays Packer-Redskin
game, was reported to be resting easily
at Emergency Hospital today, al
though there was a possibility that
X-rays would reveal a fractured skull.
Hurt in a scrimmage. Jankowski did
not collapse until removed from the
game a few plays later. He then re
mained unconscious for about two
hours. The former University of Wis
consin star was one of four Packers
remaining in town, the rest leaving
soon after the game.
King David Wrests Pin Lead
From Masonic Loop Champs
18 aces . . . Pension and Construction
share first place . . . Max Rosenberg's
403 and Kolodin’s 164 featured the
Hebrew League rolling ... A sweep
by Milton’s team knocked the pins
from under the per.nant-contending
Mardelles ... Dr. Pepper rollers are
one game in the van of Convention
Hall in the Saturday Night League
. . . Schwartz's 162 and 388 are season
Frank Ontrich is the top shooter
in the Navy Department League with
116 for 33 games . . .his 393 also is
a season mark . . . Harton and Korab
are tied for high game with 159 . . .
Ordnance is the team leader, four
games in front of Y. <fe D„ which is
deadlocked with Aeronautics for the
runner-up spot . . . Halliday’s and
Heitmuller’s are having a merry battle
for first place in the Acacia with the
former a game in front . . . Mooer’s
Redskins are still on the warpath . . .
Robert’s Raiders were scalped for a
2-1 win the last time out.
Keller Girls In Front.
17 ELLER girl rollers take the cake
when it comes to winning in the
Lutheran Ladies loop . . . They’ve won
20 of their 21 games to lead the sec
ond-place Grace team by 5 games . . .
Land bowlers shot a season record
game of 606 in the Interior League,
see-sawing it in between counts of
496 and 499 . . . One way of totaling a
1,600-set without a 500-game count.. .
National Capital Parks holds the top
rung with Secretary one game
back ... Umali’s 166 and Schuler’s 406
are the season’s high marks . . . With
111-20, Lucy Rose of the champion
Rosslyns is leading the Ladies District
League . . . Lorraine Gulli, Lucky
Strike’s team leader, is 14 pins in the
rear . . . Evelyn Ellis, Rosslyn, is third
with 108.22 and Annetta Matthew of
Tad Howard’s Rendezvous entry is
fourth with 106.11.
Tony DeFino, former Star Yuletide
tournament champion, is battling Ben
ner of Abbey’s Radio for the Petworth
League title . . . Benner is some 60
sticks in front. ,. Petworth rollers are
three games in front of York Serjvioe
Station and Core’s Sport Shop . . .
First Brethren, leading the East Wash
ington Church League, holds top team
counts of 626 and 1,740 . . . Scorer
8. B. Bruton shares high set of 391
with Pulaski.. .Dot Crawford of Geor
gians Beauty Shop is the Silver Spring
Ladies League top shooter with a 102
average ... A pin behind is Alma
the leading Shepherd Park
• 1 • - '\
EPIDEMIC OF ACES
ON LINKS RECEDES
With 732 Reported for ’37
Record of Last Year Is
Br the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 29.—Holes-in
one are going with the winds,
snows, rains and bad lies.
Only 24 prize golf shots
were reported during the last three
weeks as the last hope of getting any
where near last year's record bumper
crop of more than 1,400 vanished.
To date, only 732 have been listed for
the year in the Associated Press Na
tional Hole-in-one Club.
Myron B. Thurrell, Torrington,
Conn., school teacher, never will for
get his Armistice Day celebration.
Taking the day off for golf, School
Teacher Thurrell slapped in an ace
on the 175-yard fifth of the Green
Woods Country Club at the 11th hour
of the 11th day of the 11th month.
He could have done better if he had
done it at 11 minutes after 11 on the
11th hole, but he confesses he forgot
J70R their great achievement's, hole
in-one certificates have been
mailed thg, following as proof of their
South and Far Wratenia.
3. H. Lounsbury. Austin. Tex., third
hole. ISO yards. Austin Municipal: J A.
Nelson. Austin Tex fifth hole 135 yards
Austin Municipal: James McDugald Aus
tin. Tex . sixteenth hole, 170 yards Aus
tin Municipal; Harvey Penick. Austin,
Tex., fifteenth hole, i 05 yards Austin
Country Club: John F. Williams Reno
Nev . third hole. 135 yards. Washoe Golf
Club: Lawrence Iverson Tacoma Wash,
sixteenth hole. 147 yards. Ailenmore Pub
lic: Dick Nofke. Tacoma. Wash . sixteenth
hole. 145 yards, Ailenmore Golf Club;
Arthur Swindland. Tacoma. Wash fif
teenth hole, l.'lh yards Brookdale: Leon
ard Thrasher. Honolulu third hole l'.’O
yards. Tilden Park Berkeley. Calif. 'Wal
ter Hobson, New Orleans, thirteenth hole,
150 yards. City Park.
A. L. Btnenkorb. Middletown. N. Y..
sixteenth hole. 130 yards. Orange County
Golf Club: Bynum Hinton Washington
D C. 225 yards Washington Golf and
Country Club, W. H Ktimartin New York
seventh hole IK! yards San Jose. Calif.,
Country Club: Wilfred A Seliton, Phila
delphia seventeenth hole. 1K5 yards.
Cobbs Creek: A. E. Starke. Arlington. N.
J.. ninth hole, 140 yards Passaic Coun
try Park: Charles Sime. Passaic. N J.,
ninth hole. 140 yards. Passaic County
Neils Sorenson. Minneapolis, sixth hole,
1K5 yards Minneapolis Country Club, W.
H Anderson. Minneapolis, sixth hole 154
yards Minneapolis Country Club: William
MacPhall. Minneapolis, third hole. 150
yards Interlachcn; Gene Wlrtte Minneap
olis. twelfth hole. 140 yards Hilltop; Ray
Clark. Hibbing. Minn., ninth hole. 15K
yards, Hibbing Municipal: Charles L.
Seelbach Columbus. Ohio, eighteenth hole,
135 yards Indian Springs. Paul Ehcris.
Indianapolis, eighth hole. 143 yards. Mad
den Golf Course.
In Grid Sectors
By the Associated Preen.
j^EW YORK, Nov. 29.—Confer
ence or sectional football
champioas for 1937:
East (best records' Pitt Pitt
Ivy League Dartmouth Dartmouth
Big Three _ Harvard Vale
Middle Three Lafayette Lehigh
Little Three Amherst None
Big Ten Minnesota Northwest'n
Big Six Nebraska Nebraska
Missouri Valley Tulsa Tulsa and
Southeastern Alabama La. State
Southern North Carolina Duke
Rocky Mountain Colorado Utah State
Pactre Coast California Wash'gton
Southwest Undetermined Atkansas
By PAUL J. MILLER, Jr.
(i v'—'^OLLECTION OF CHESS
| STUDIES,” by the Russian
1 . end-game composer, Alexei
Troitzky, recently appeared
in translation form by A. D. Pritzson,
•published by Whitehead & Miller,
15 Elmwood lane, Leeds 7, London.
Price about $2.
The translator has done an excellent
job and the 71-year-old Troitsky an
alyzes the issue of two knights against
pawns, also giving some 360 end
game studies. There are few who
can compare with the Russian in
his chosen field.
Come One, Come All.
HPHAT’S the clarion cry of the con
clave of the Washington Social
Chess Divan for its constiutional
colloquy tomorrow evening, 8 o’clock,
Parkside Hotel, when a change in
present officers Will be made, a neV
formal constitution Instituted and
1938 activities planned.
Yon cannot afford to min this
assembly, for what you have to
say will affect the future policy
of the divan.
The motto is “Adelante, siempre
adelante”—Forward, always forward—
and your presence is most desirable.
1^ I. GREKOV, in the latest issue
of British Chess, says: “The
Morphy-Anderssen world champion
ship match in 1858 took nine days,
and there were two draws. The match
between Alekhin and Capablanca at
Buenos Aires in 1927 lasted two and
a half months, and there were 25
draws. The stake money on the first
was nil, on the second $10,000.”
“Rubinstein owed his success at
chess to indefatigable hard work. He
used to say that he toiled for 300
(Jays out of every year, six hours per
day, at the study of the theory of
the game, participated for 60 days
a year In chess tournaments—and
the remaining fives days rested.”
"In at least two master games,
Burn-Chajes, at Carlsbad, and Alek
hin-Grigoreiff, at Moscow, there have
been five queens on the board at
the same time.”
It is said that the Semmering
tournament this year was one of
the cheapest. Only the winner re
ceived a cash prize; the director In
charge was paid $35 for his services,
out of which he met the publicity
by-mail expenses. And at Philadel
phia more than 100,000 sat in a
steady rain to watch Army trounce
the Navy, gladly paying $4 plus for
the pleasure. Ain't there any jus
Thursday night the Social
Chess Lounge, 133$ I street
h'.W- effete "free guest night"
Per^nee yso wOl drop to.
^ ^ Walter McCallum ^ -
i i OME day, if I ever get the time and the money, I’m going to play
golf ever day as much as I want.”
. T Frisco Joe Cronin, the stalwart Irishman from California, who
piloted Washington’s ball club into a world series in 1933, probably
never will be a great golfer like Baseball Players Sammy Byrd and Babe Ruth,
but if he has his way golf will be his game after he retires from baseball.
And Joe. for a. rnmnarftt.iv» frMhman •• —
in golf, does pretty well. Just now
he's in the throes of changing his golf
style, which isn’t easy to do for an
accomplished llnksman. But Joe
thinks that when he gets set with his
new style he'll be able to take Pappy
in-Law Griffith every time they start.
Which also isn't any soft spot.
Just now Joe works out nearly every
day at Indian Spring, where he has
been able, by some choice chipping
and putting, to get around in 79 or so
as his best mark. He usually scores
around 85, and he aims to be a con
sistent high 70s shooter.
You'd think that a lusty lad like
Cronin would be a golf ball slugger
par excellence. But it isn’t so. Joe
can pole those tee shots a long way
when he gets behind ’em; any ath
letic gent with 180 pounds of well
conditioned muscle and natural ability
can hit a tee shot. But Joe, smart
guy thaj he is, realises long hitting
alone doesn’t make a golfer. So he has
concentrated on the short game, in
which department he has been helped
Today Joe Cronin is one of the better
chippers you’ll find anywhere. Put
him 25 yards from the pin and he'll
knock it pretty nearly stone-dead
He got that from Griff and
from George Diffenbaugh, who
happens to be a master of the
But when Joe winas up on a tee
shot that ball goes away from there
a long way.
"I played with Joe the other day at
Chevy Chase.’’ said George. “On that
sixth hole, which I rate as Washing
ton's toughest par 4 affair, I hit a
pretty good tee shot. And I didn't
miss my second shot, which I hit with
a spoon to the green. But Joe knocked
his tee shot so far he was home with
a 7 iron.
“That'* one sample of how far he
can hit ’em when he meets 'em. He
was so far ahead of me oft the tee it
make me look like a piker, and I
didn’t miss my tee shot, either. Joe
can become a very good golfer, and I
don’t know any one who likes the
game more than he does. Of course,
he has a high goal to shoot at. Mr.
Griffith (George always calls him
Mr.) is one of the best men I know
around the green. Joe got tired of
paying off on those chips that Mr.
Griffith laid up around the hole and
concentrated on his own chipping
game until he's darned good. But the
main point is that he wants to im
prove, and that counts for plenty.”
'J'HE long-hitting boys aren’t going
to make that new twelfth hole at
Columbia into an easy par 4 any more.
For years past the slugger* have fig
ured on catching up on par at the
twelfth hole, which has been one of
those easy par-5 affairs. But they
are building a well-trapped new green
at that hole, to be in use next spring,
which will convert the hole into a
much tougher 3-shotter than it ever
The hole won’t be lengthened an
inch, but they've stuck the green
around the corner of a bunch of trees
nearer the thirteenth tee, and any
guy who reaches it in two wallops
has played two very clever shots.
We've seen the old twelfth played
with a drive and a mashie, but they
won't do that any more with watered
fairways and the new location of the
Old-timers at Congressional recall
Charlie Penna as the caddie-master
at that club during the regime of
Tommy and Sandy Armour. But
maybe they don't know that Charlie
today is rated one of the best golfers
around Chicago in the pro ranks.
Charlie hasn't won anything much,
barring the assistant pro’s title in the
Chicago area, but Tommy rates him as
one of the best of the younger pros.
And to prove it he take* him as a
partner in pro-pro tournaments. Penna
always could knock the ball a long
way, particularly with the iron clubs.
By GEORGE E. HI RER.
IN THE hunter-* armory no gun is
given more loving care than the
deer rifle, and no gun is used
less. Every mechanism is kept
oiled and in perfect condition, the
telescope sights are adjusted to a hair,
and the prize-grain stock is hand
polished until it can be used for a
Seldom, however, is it taken out
Seasons are short around here, deer
are not as common or as plentiful
as they once were and license and
guide fees make an expensive item
when It is considered that the aea
son limit is one in the three nearby
States of Maryland, Virginia and
Many a deer hunter is des
tined not to go out this year;
others will go out and fail to
find game, and only a small
percentage will bring back the
one buck allowed them.
What makes deer hunting the pas
tiflJe it is? Game is judged from
the sportsman's standpoint on these
three things—difficulty of finding,
difficulty of shooting and eating
That makes deer the premier
game animal around here. They are
hard to find—it often takes two or
three days in the field to sight even
one. and even then it takes a good
woodsman to get close enough for a
shot. And when you are close
enough for a shot It still is another
matter to place a ball in a vital spot.
The last point Is easiest of all to
answer, nothing Is better than a good
Virginia Bears Alsu Game.
'J'HE Virginia swamp bear also is
considered one of the big game
animals, but they are sluggish and
fairly easy to approach, even though
It is another matter when it comes
to finding a vital spot In its anatomy
for a rifle slug. And as to eating,
well, a bear is all right but It falls
to top venison.
This year the Maryland Con
servation Commission has noted
an increase in the deer supply,
and has opened the entire State
Last year hunting was confined to
but three counties—Allegany, Garrett
and Washington. Now, however, you
can go after buck all over the State,
although it is likely that for the most
part deer hunting still will be con
fined to those three counties. This
year the open season Is from December
1 to 5, with the exception of the
Woodmont RoS and Gun Club in
Washington, where the season Is from
December 15 to 24.
In Virginia, east of the Blue Ridge
Mountains, the season extends until
December 31 In the open counties, of
which there are only a few.
Wild Life Get* “Edge,*
In these days of small game supply
—although admittedly there is more
this season than for several past—it Is
wise to have a few Ups on where you
are going to find your upland birds
and rabbit. The Agriculture Depart
ment has studied game and its loca
For Local Fans
Tony Dupre vs. Baby Manuel,
eight zounds, feature bout, Turner’s
Ed Don George vs. Jack Singer,
tion and has concluded that it takes
readily to the “edge.”
“Edge” is the narrow zone where one
form of ground cover stops and an
other begins. It may divide forest
from pasture or from cultivated fields,
or the break may come between
meadow and hedgerow. The margin
of a stream or pond is “edge," as is the
seashore, and the dividing zone be
tween a sharply drained slope and1 a
bottom-land marsh. New develop
ments of edge appear in soil conserva
tion work, particularly in strip crop
ping—the planting of contours of
close-growing, soil-holding, silt-catch
ing bands of plants between cultivated
“Edge” is favorable to a r*eh
and varied plant and animal
Birds and animals thrive in the edge
zone where they can turn to the best
of two contrasting environments. Pood
is more varied and abundant and there
is more protection. Shore birds, for
example, are a great and varied group
inhabiting an “edge" and choosing
what they wish of both land and sea.
Dense forests shade out undergrowth
and is unfavorable to wildlife, but
where it changes to open grassland,
the berried shrubs thrive, insects and
other food are abundant and birds
and animals multiply.
Strips, terraces, sodded channels,
reforesting and the planting of shrubs,
vinm and cover crops for soil protec
tion all help increase the variety and
abundanoe of food -and cover for birds
UCLANS SLICK IN ’32
Pass Prom Behind Own Goal Gets
In 1932 U. C. L. A. trailed Oregon,
6-7, with 30 seconds to play. U. C.
L. A. Quarterback Mike Frankovich
intercepted an Oregon pass on the
U. C. L. A. 7-yard line. He had pres
ence of mind to call time out for a
When the play started, Mike faded
behind his own goal, passed to Ranson
Livesay on the 35. Livesay ran 65
yards for the winning touchdown as
the gun sounded.
Holds Modem Golfers Not
on Par With Old-Timers
and Mangle Rules.
Bx the AeeocUted Prtu.
Boston. n0v. 29. — Francis
Ouimet, three-time* Walker
Cup team captain, thinks
highly of today * young golfers,
“but in my opinion they can't com*
up to our internationalists of 1920 to
1930, and they don't know th* rule*
as well, either.”
The one-time national amateur and
open champion is a busy man these
days in his brokerage office, with the
stock market acting up, but he al
ways finds time to talk golf. He likes
especially to explain why he's helping
the Massachusetts Golf Association
to educate the gtfif public on rules.
“Out at the national amateur cham
pionship at Portland, Ore.,” he re
lated, “I saw numerous cases of rules
violations. The most flagrant one, I
should say, was by younger player*
who repeatedly stamped down the lin*
of their putts with their elute."
Don’t Know Rules.
“J^OW, the rules allow you to brush
away impediments with a club,
but you mustn't apply any weight. Yet
it was a frequent occurrence.
“At the water hazards, too, the boys
would face away from the hole and
virtually pick their lies, whereas the
rules say you must face the hole and
drop the ball over the shoulder."
“It's my impression," Ouimet wpnt
on, “the youngsters of today know less
about the rules than the players of old
Uyal to Old-Timers.
QUIMET was asked how the 10
1937 top-notchers would compare
with the early Walker Cup players.
“Well, I may be prejudiced in favor
of the veterans.” smiled the be
spectacled linksman. who first won fhe
National Open back in 1913, "but I
think we could have handled the pres
"After all, there was Bob Jones,
clearly the greatest amateur of all
time; Chick Evans, woh in his prime
was a close second; eJsse Guilford,
Harrison Johnston. George von Elm,
Jesse Sweetser, Bob Gardner and my
Of the present group I think only
Johnny Fischer, Johnny Goodman and
Lawson Little could stand up in the
top company of the veterans,”
READY FOR BATTLE
Man of 73 Shoot* 86 Hole* in
Workout for P. G. A. Seniac
By the Associated Frees. ' ■
^UOUSTA, Get, Nor. *9.—Forty
golfers who have attained the
age of 50 or more put finishing touches
on their game today for the inaugural
of the Professional Golfers' Associa
tion Seniors' Tournament.
Ranking names of golf of yester
year were entered for the *2.000 purse
posted by the P. G. A. in the tourna
ment starting tomorrow.
Selected by sideline observers m
the chief threats were Jock Hutchin
son of Evanston. 111., former British
open titlist and runner-up in the
American open many years ago: Val
Flood of Shuttle Meadow, Conn.. Eng
lish-born pro, and George Low of
Palm Beach and Pennsylvania, former
Metropolitan open champion.
Flood, who at 73 is the P. G. A ’*
oldest member, showed in practice
rounds that he has the endurance.
He played 38 holes yesterday..
The tournament, a 54-hole teat, will
continue three days.
■-— ■ »
BANTAM RING VET DIES.
CHICAGO, Nov. 29 f/Pl—Earl Den
ning, bantamweight boxing con
tender of more than a quarter of a
century ago. is dead at the age of 50.
National 0978 »
The monthly savings required
for e Retirement Insurance Plan
are paid by one of two men.
Either you pay it now in cash or
the old man you will be some day
will pay it in discomfort and in
misery. This isn't sentimentalism.
It is just good sense. It is tolling
financial forethought far the future.
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