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WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1937.
Calif ornia Alumni Hint Allison’s Team Is on “Wonder” Borderline
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However, ’Bama This Time
Has No Howell-Hutson
Combination.
By GRANTLAND RICE.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 20.—
It was Andy Smith, a great
coach and a still greater char
acter, who had the first "won
der teams" of California. As I recall
It, his 1928 team was the first to earn
the “wonder" appellation or trade
mark—largely by swamping a strong
Ohio State team, 28 to 0, what with
Brick Muller's passing and a few
other details.
Now the greater part of some 180,
000 California alumni are beginning
to hint that Stub Allison’s 1937 team
belongs on the “wonder” borderline.
They'll tell you, a lot of them will,
that any one of seven men could
have been picked on anybody’s all
America with at least a fair amount
of justification.
The seven named are Chapman,
Meek and Bottari in . the backfield—
Herwig at center—Stockton or Evans
at guard—Schwartz at end.
And the other four regulars are
something more than merely caddies
or gap-pluggers.
Another Instance.
'T'HERE isn’t any doubting Califor
nia’s all-around offensive and de
fensive strength—which many con
tend never has been thoroughly tested
yet. But a day or two ago I was talk
ing with Keith Topping, one of Stan
ford's finest, ends, about the same sit
uation that existed at Stanford
against another Alabama invasion.
Stanford also had seven all-America
possibilities on that famous Cardinal
outfit of 1934. There were Topping
and Moscrip at ends—Grayson and
Hamilton from the backfield—Muller,
Reynolds and Calloway from the line.
These were all in the all-America
gone, yet they had nothing to stop
“Howell to Hutson'’—just as a strong
Giant team had nothing two weeks ago
with which to stop Battles and Baugh.
I doubt that California's seven lead
ing stars are any better than Stan
ford’s seven top men, mentioned above.
On the Other Hand—
'T'HE big difference is this—Alabama
has a good, smart team this time,
but Alabama has no Howell to Hut
son—Alabama has no passer or kicker
or ball carrier as dangerous as Dixie
Howell—and there were big Bill Lee
and Tarzan White and Jim Whatley
and Kay Francis in the Big Red line.
. Alabama has a stout work horse in
Joe Kilgrow. a good passer and a
hard, rugged runner—but Kilgrow
Isn’t any Dixie Howell. And w-hile
Tut Warren of Alabama is a high
class end, he isn’t any Don Hutson.
“That fellow was the only ghost I
ever played against." Keith Topping
said. “Hamilton or Moscrip or my
self or someone else would be within
two feet of him when he caught How
ell’s bullet passes, but it w-as like
tackling a coyote or a timber wolf.
There he was—and there he wasn’t
any longer.”
The pros also have found this out
In the last two years.
No Wonder Teams.
VLTHEN you dig down far enough
below the surface there are no
wonder teams. Pittsburgh is the
strongest all-around squad I’ve seen
this fall, w-ith two strong teams ready
for action—and no great choice. Yet
Pitt scored only six points against Du
quesne—failed to score against Ford
ham—and needed two fumbled kicks
deep in scoring territory to score on
Duke.
The weakness of the Stanford team
of 1934 was lack of a good parser
end a passing attack.
The same was true of Pittsburgh
this last fall. Pitt’s defensive play
was magnificent and her running at
tack fast and powerful—but there was
no good passer or no passing attack
to open up the opposing defense.
California has shown a better pass
ing attack than either, and therefore
can be more dangerous.
The Southern Wall.
'T'HE Southern wall, extending from
the Southwest through the deep
South, will draw its heaviest bom
bardment soon.
This Southern wall is composed of
Alabama. Rice, L. S. U. and Auburn.
Its attackers will be California, Colo
rado, Santa Clara and Michigan State.
These four teams have dropped only
one contest. The Southern delegation
has no such all-season record, but
for all that it will be quite strong.
Auburn, for example, one of the best
teams in the South or in the Nation,
had to hammer her way through a
murderous schedule with few reserves.
It will be a different Auburn team
with its squad in shape for only one
•tart.
Santa Clara will find L. S. U. in a
far different frame of mind from the
disgruntled Louisiana team of last
New Year, all set for the Rose Bowl,
unwilling to train any longer. This
L. S. U. team has a traget to shoot
at now.
Colorado, even with the irrepressi
ble Whizzer White on the Job, will
discover that Rice also is quite a
different team from the tied and un
beaten squad of early season, crippled
then by the absence of Lain and
others. This big, fast 215-pound
eophomore back has been the Texans’
main dependence down the stretch.
Of the fourth Southern teams, Ala
bama has the hardest assignment
against a big, fast, experienced Cali
fornia squad looking for revenge
against a Southern university that has
left Pasadena and the fragrance of
its flowering roses with three victories
and a draw—but never yet a defeat.
It is California’s present intention
to show Alabama these Pasadena
roses also carry thorns.
(Copyright, 1937, by the North American
Newspaper Alliance, Inc.)
QUINTS GET FRANCHISES'.
Franchise fees will be payable to
night when representatives of teams
entering the Community Center’s
Major Basket Ball League meet at
RooUvelt High School at 8 o’clock.
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Varied Sports
Scholastic Football.
Monroe A. and M„ 23: District All
Stars. 6.
Pro Football.
8t. Mary's Celtics, 21: Leesburt (Pla.)
All-Stars. 14.
Newark Tornadoes. 13; Chris Ca*le
All-Stars. 0.
Paterson Panthers. 20: White Plains
Bears, 0.
Fro Basket Ball.
Heurlch Brewers. 63; New York Presi
dents. 41.
Akron Plrestones. 46: Kautsky A. C., 33.
American Learue Soccer.
Irish Americans. 2: New York Ameri
cans. ’.
Brooklyn Hispano. 4: Brookhattan. 2.
Kearney Scots Americans. 4; Philadel
phia German-Americans. 3.
DIZ DEAN IS VOTED
GREATEST ’37 FLOP
Cardinal Hurler Runs Far
Ahead of Reds, Cubs as
“Disappointment.”
(Note—This is the seventh of a
series analyzing the seventh annual
Associated Press sports poll. It
covers the query on the year’s
major disappointments.)
By ALAN GOULD.
Associated Press Sports Editor.
NEW YORK, Dec. 20—This is
Christmas week, so Jerome
Herman (Dizzy) Dean might
as well get the Yuletide news
that he's been voted the disappoint
ment of the 1937 sport* show.
Notwithstanding the Cardinal pitch
er's . misfortunes were traced chiefly
to the combination of an injured toe
and sore shoulder, sports editors
labeled his the “flop of the year” by
a margin that easily beat off the chal
lenge of other sporting disappoint
ments.
Poor After Early July.
J^EAN won only 13 games and lost
10 for the Gashouse Gang this
year, as compared with an average of
27 for the previous three seasons. He
was hurt in the all-star game at
Washington early in July and saw
little service thereafter in the box.
Of the 53 sporting waiters partici
pating in the Associated Press year
end poll. 20 voted Dean's showing the
biggest disappointment of many that
developed during the big league base
ball season. The collapse of the Cin
cinnati Reds, after raising the spring
hopes of their followers, and the loss
of the National League pennant race
by the Chicago Cubs, after gaining a
commanding lead, came next on the
list of disappointments to the experts.
Colgate Grid Disappointment.
COLGATE'S team was rated the
main disappointment on college
gridirons, more so than the failure of
Pittsburgh's No. 1 ranking eleven to
be receptive to a Rose Bowl invita
tion. On the high seas, the rout of
T. O. M. Sopwith's Endeavour II un
the America’s Cup races was the big
gest source of regret to critical
observers.
Here's the tabulation of sports dis
appointments, with first places and
points:
Diny Dean. St. Louis Car
dinal pitcher... 20 66
Cincinnati Reds_ 9 27
Chicago Cubs_ . 4 18
Endeavour II, unsuccessful
yacht challenger 4 14
Rout of New York Giants
in World Series 3 13
Bob Feller, Cleveland In
dians’ pitcher_ 2 10
Six points: St. Louis Cardinals,
Boston Red Sox and Colgate football
team.
Four points: Chicago University
football team, for loss to Michigan:
Joe Louis, for showing against Tommy
Farr, and Helen Jacobs, in women’s
tennis.
Three points: Bitsy Grant, in
Davis Cup tennis: Pitt's vote against
accepting any “foot bowl" bids, Jim
Braddock, Minnesota football team;
Jimmy Foxx, Red Sox first baseman:
Pompoon, in 3-year-old racing, and
Van Mungo, Brooklyn pitcher.
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GREENLEAF FAR AHEAD
NEW YORK. Dec. 20 <&).—'Two
thirds of the way through a success
ful defense of his world pocket bil
liards title against the challenge of
Irving Crane of Rochester, N. Y.t
Ralph Greenleaf has suffered his first
setback.
The champion lost the eighth block
last night, 133 to 128, after he had
taken the first seven in a row. He
passed the 1.000-point mark in the
1,500-point challenge match, how
ever, with a virtually unbeatable lead.
An unfinished run of seven in the
thirtieth inning gave Greenleaf a
total of 1,004 to Crane's 334 and he
holds the edge for the ninth session
this afternoon with the first chance
to break up the rack.
Here Is the Fellow Who Kicked Alabama Into the Rose Bowl Classic
‘Sandy Sanford, the substitute who booted placements that gave the Vandy would have won, 7 to 6, and the ’Bamans just wouldn’t have received
Crimson Tide 7-to-6 and 9-to-7 triumphs over Tulane and Vanderbilt, respec- the bid to Pasadena. Above are some intimate shots of the Tide's hero
tively. Had he not performed these feats Tulane would have tied at 6-all and _Copyright, A. P. Wirephoto
Hot Lunch Fund Gets $2,000
as D. C. Schools’ Stars
Bow to Georgians.
MASS production today was
stamped as an evil by local
scholastic all-stars recovering
from the steady output of
Monore, Ga. A. and M. touchdowns
yesterday at Catholic University Sta
dium. with the District outfit con
vinced it could have shown to better
advantage with less quantity and more
frequent use of its undeniable quality.
The benefit football game, witnessed
by 8.000 spectators who poured ap
proximately $2,000 into the hot-lunch
fund for Washington's underprivileged
children, effectively illustarted the
futility of attempting to fashion a co
hesive team in a short time even with
a flock of smart coaches.
The unwieldly squad probably could
have pooled its best players and made
a more impressive showing than the
28-6 loss, but that was not the idea
of the game. Every player saw action,
but each of the four complete teams
tossed at the crack Georgia schoolboys
was outplayed by the hard-hitting,
versatile invaders.

McAbee, Webb Monroe Stars.
^JHIEFLY harassing to the local
contingent was the heralded duo
of Howard McAbee, fancy stepping,
fleet and brainy quarterback, and
Capt. George Webb, rangy end.
McAbee maneuvered his team cooly,
contributed sparkling runs and was
an instrumental factor in every Mon
roe score, while Webb produced some
of the finest schoolboy flank play
viewed here this season.
It was McAbee and Webb who en
gineered Monroe’s first touchdown
drive midway in the first quarter.
Starting at the All-Stars’ 34-yard
line, McAbee whipped a pass for 10
yards to Webb before inserting some
deceptive running to advance to the
10-yard line. McAbee then rifled a
pass to Webb in the end zone for a
touchdown.
Washington’s scoring, while not
consistent, at least was sensational,
with Jim Shaw of Gonzaga inter
cepting a McAbee pass on the dead
(See MONROE, Page B-15.)
20 YEARS AGO
IN THE STAE
jyjARYLAND STATE will present
less football letters this year
than at any time in the history of
the school. Less than 11 men will
be awarded monograms due to
more stringent rulings adopted
last spring.
George Washington University
basketers will meet the Business
High quint in the only court clash
remaining before the Christmas
holidays.
Continentals easily won the first
two sets in their match with the
Westons in a District Duckpin
League match.
HEURICHS MAINTAIN
SLIM SOCCER LEAD
Defeat Sun Radio as Marlboro,
Close Recreation League
Rival, Trims Italians.
JJJEURICH still held a slight lead
over Marlboro in the champion
ship race of the Recreation Soccer
League today following games yes
terday in which both were victorious.
The Brewers nosed out Sun Radio,
2-1, while Marlboro blanked the
Italians, 2-0.
Although each has lost only one
game, Heurich has won one more
game than Marlboro, which has been
tied twice. Both of the latter's scores
yesterday came in the second half,
while Heurich muffed several chances
to make its margin more convincing.
In the third game of the day Mary
land Park Market and the Young
Democrats played to a 0-0 tie, leav
ing them in four -arid fifth places,
respectively.
LONG PASS WINS TITLE
Corrs Defeat Southwest A. C. for
135-Pound Championship.
A pass which accounted for 70 yards
and the game's only touchdown gave
the Corr Sport Store gridmen the
135-pound championship of the Na
tional Capital Football League yes
terday when they nosed out the South
west A. C., 6-0, at Benning Field.
McLamey caught Zanelotti’s long
heave in the third quarter to run for
the score. The losers never were in
side of Corr's 30-yard line.
G. 1 BASKETERS
FACE HEAVY FIRE
Game With Vols Tonight Is
First Stiff Test for Un
certain Quint.
WASHINGTONS second ma
jor game of the college
basket ball season and its
last until New Year, takes
place at Tech High at 8:30 o'clock
tonight, when Tennessee plays George
Washington.
It will be the first test for G. W.’s
new. but not so inexperienced five,
which had little more than a work
out in whipping Baltimore University
in its opener.
Singularly, the Colonials will be
the team to play the last game of 1937
and the first of 1938, for it is they
who begin the resumption of college
court competition after the Christmas
holidays by meeting Minnesota on
the night of January 1.
Vols a Veteran Team.
rJ'ENNESSEE brings to town the
same team which was the runner
up to the Southeastern Conference
championship last year and which
held Long Island University to a
six-point victory on the Blackbirds’
floor. When it is remembered that
G. W.—with Kiesel, Goldfadden and
Schonfeld in its line-up—bowed to
L. I. U. on the same floor by 11 points,
some idea of the task confronting the
1937-38 edition of the Bull and Blue
team is given. 1
G. W,, through graduation, has lost
Its “Big Three,” so tonight Coach Bill
Reinhart will depend upon Capt. Tom
O'Brien and Jack Butterworth—left
overs of last year's winning combina
tion—as a nucleus and trust that Bob
Faris, Sid Silkowitz and George Gar
der do not render comparisons too
disparaging.
Tennessee’s veteran team, which
won 17 out of 22 games in 1936-37
and which has taken three out of
four games this season, finds two
seniors, Alvin Rice and George Krisle,
at guards: Wilton Putnam and Byrl
Logan at forwards and Chuck Wester
kamp at center.
A preliminary between the G. W.
Freshmen and the Bureau of Inves
tigation will start at 7:30.
New York Rangers Strike New High for Attendance
Louis Bars Five Fighters for Schmeling—Only 25 Notre Dame Gridders Receive Monograms.
By EDDIE BBIETZ,
Associated Press Sports Writer.
NEW YORK, Dec. 20.—What
has happened to those
plans to send Dan W. Hill,
live-wire president of the
Piedmont League, to an executive
Job in the Southern Association?
. . . Jack Dempsey has leased the
Newsreel Theater £ite just oil West
Forty-ninth street, but his new
Broadway bar . . . Fort Wortn
sports writers are steaming be
cause a Dallas paper left Davey
O’Brien, Texas Christian back
field ace, off its all-Southwest
Conference team . . . Those two
guys getting the old silent treat
ment (and how) are Van Mungo
and Dizzy Dean . .. Mike McTigue,
the old light-heavyweight, has
opened a beer stube on Long Island.
Attention, girls: A1 Schacht, the
baseball clown, wants a secretary
for his 1938 minor league tour .. .
On their way to flan Francisco to
play in the East-West game, Andy
Bershak, North Carolina end, and
Elmore Hackney, Duke back,
stopped off to visit Kay Kyser,
the band leader, whose crew is
playing in a Chicago spot... Kyser
is a North Carolina alumnus.
Old Jack Johnson appeared in
Harry Balsamo’s corner in the
Garden the other night wearing
pearl-gray spats . . . Joe Mahler,
head waiter at Bertolotti’s here, is
•going around telling every one he
once played on the same football
team with Sammy Baugh at Whit
land (Tex.) High.
Add "recession’' notes: The New
York Hockey Rangers are $28,000
ahead of last year in receipts and
have hit an all-time attendance
high for games played so far . . .•
Harold Conrad, former Brooklyn
Eagle sports writer, has gone to
Chicago to publicise the Sonia
Henie lee show.
Lou PI am end, who has been
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promoting fights in Tampa and
Philadelphia, will try Rochester
next . . . Joe Louis has made Max
Schmeling agree not to meet five
fighters prior to next June . . .
They are the two Baers, Bob
Pastor, Tommy Parr and James J.
Braddock . , . Next to Henry Arm
strong, best lightweight prospect
in the country is the Southerner,
Norment Quarles.
Jackie Reid, 45-year-old pitch
ing star of the Port Worth Cats,
is keeping in shape throwing rocks
at the goats on his farm down in
Texas ... If Max Schmeling isn’t
the next heavyweight champion of
the world. Buddy Baer is as good
a bet as any . . . This isn’t news
any more: The baseball season is
three months away, but Cincinnati
is sold out for the opening game.
Only 35 Notre Dame players re
ceived football monograms this
gear—the smallest group since 1031
... Seems the gent who was mak
a
ing Bemie Bierman all those
Sew&nee offers was an ambassador
minus portfolio . . . Glenn Lee,
the Nebraska middleweight sensa
tion, has gone home for the holi
days after two straight wins in
the East.
Most of the heavy hitting in the
American league last season was
done by right-handers . .. Averages
show of the 15 men who drove in
100 or more runs, only three were
left-handed hitters . . . Six women
owners were among the 12 leading
money winners of New York race
tracks this year.
Cincinnati base ball writers are
considering sending a vote of
thanks to the brethren on the
Pacific Coast who shortened the
name of Anthony Bongiovanni
(Red outfield recruit) to Nino
Bongy . . . Now is the time to
send in a few spicy notes . . .
Belief is growing Harry Kipke, who
got the air at Michigan, will wind
up at Qeorgia.
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Monday Column.
THE veteran trouping team of Battles and Malone was pulling on the
burgundy and gold jerseys of dear old Marshall Collitch and Mr. Tony
Wakeman. who handles the microphone for the Redkms' stars in their
stage venture, was saying, "You ought to see Battles dance. Swing it
Cliff."
The best-running halfback in football, dressed in full armor, obligingly
did a few standard steps in a tap routine and finished with an Astaire flourish
and one of those stage smiles. "What," somebody asked, “would Mr. Musso
say if he could see this?"
The mention of Mr. Musso caused Mr. Cliff Battles to halt, blushingly. It
seems that Mr. Musso plays guard for the Chicago Bears, is very tough and
looks it, and is about three times as big as Turk Edwards. Well, twice as big.
anyway.
"How about Ray Flaherty?” grinned Mr. Charley Malone, the end whose
I Pass catching helped the Redskins to win their world football championship.
I "Gawsh. if Flaherty was here Ah don’*-—-—.
| trunk Ah could do it. At least. Ah
! wouldn't have started that first day.”
“We’re practically veterans
now,” said Battles. “This is our
third day and we’re getting to
know the ropes. But that first
day . . .”
“That was the worst day Ah ever
spent.” interrupted Malone. “Mah
knees were so wobbly Ah'd sworn that
Bronko Nagurski had just hit me
from behind.”
“Is it worse than facing a big
crowd at a football game?” they were
asked. Battles laughed. “I’ll say.
When you play football you can see
the people. The spotlights are so
bright on the stage I can’t see the
audience until we're nearly finished.
Then it's too late.
Enough for Battles.
'"T'HE pressure is off now,” continued
Cliff. ‘The first day it was
tough ... I got all dry in the throat
and couldn’t swallow, just like before
a football game. Only once the game
starts a fellow forgets everything else.
This is different. You stay all dry
and can’t swallow until after you get
off the stage.”
Mr. Wakeman, who adeptly carries
the burden of the Battles and Malone
act, interrupted to hiss that it was
time to go below and remind the
peepul that Washington’s Redskins
may be gone but not forgotten.
They went through the act.
got a big hand, and came off
relievedly.
“One week is plenty for me,” sighed
Mr. Battles, who, incidentally, is not
interested in an offer to move to New
York for another stage engagement.
Cliff and Charley do all right but at
press time Messrs. Barrymore and
Arliss were losing no sleep over the
thespian endeavors of Battles and
Malone.
Local Folks Go For Hockey.
OPEAKING of the Redskins, Mr.
^ George Marshall gambled and won
a decisive victory on pro football in
Washington. He spent money and
made money and the Capital took to
the Skins. It is to wonder, now, why
somebody hasn’t stepped up and de
cided to give hockey a fling here.
Mr. Sam MeCallister, a Baltimorean
who runs the Iceland rink, rises to
wave a sheet of authentic figures on
how well Washingtonians like the Ice
game. It develops that Baltimore
played Hershey a few nights ago and
441 District customers laid It on the
line to help break a Baltimore at
tendance record.
“Close to 200 of them,” reports
Mr. MeCallister, “are regular
Sunday night patrons of the
Eastern League games.”
These figures are not to be laughed
at. Mr. MeCallister, f’rinstance, isn’t
taking them lightly. Washington must
like ice hockey, even the minor league
brand. All it nmds is a rink, a team,
a league franchise and, of course,
somebody who is willing to put up the
do-re-mi and gamble on making
money.
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Mr. Cambria Gave Up.
AT THAT, the very indifference of
even would-be promoters of ice
hockey are making this a different
kind of a winter for the Capital. For
the last several years somebody in
variably has started the hockey ball
a-rolling.
A year ago it was Mr. Joe
Cambria, the celebrated baseball
paloodler. Mr. Cambria even
reached the stage where he
picked out a site and began pre
liminary work on an arena.
Somewhere along the line Mr. Cam
bria's well-laid plans struck a snag
Josephus blamed it on steel strikes
and the rising cost of building ma
terial. Anyway he pulled out and all
anybody has heard of Mr. Cambria
since was when his Salisbury baseball
club won the Eastern Shore League
pennant. Maybe prosperity went to
his head.
SEES BASKET BAIL
‘SAVED’ BY CHANGE
Erasure of Center Tap-off
Puts Life in Game, Says
Rules Legislator.
By the Associated Press.
Nashville. Term., Dec. 20.—
Elimination of the center
jump has made basket ball
a faster and more exciting
game to watch and “saved" the sport,
Clement M. Eyler, a member of the
National Rules Committee, said today.
Eyler. dean of men at Milligan Col
lege in East Tennessee, advised critics
not to start “howling” about the
change until it has been given a thor
ough tryout. He said it did not tend
to make the sport rougher.
“Of course, I’ll admit that there
will be rough games. But the good
ball handlers and the capable coaches
aren’t going to throw the ball from
one end of the floor to the other. And
competent officials will see to it that
the defensive team doesn't commit too
many flagrant violations under the
1 basket after a’ goal.
Majority Favor Change.
“T HAVE talked to coaches and fol
lowers of basket ball from New
Jersey to Georgia, and, while I en
countered some dissenters, the con
tention of the great majority was that
by abolishing the center jump the
Rules Committee saved the sport.
"At first, doubtless many teams will
be taught the fast break. But sooner
or later they will discover that this
type of offense isn’t consistent and
then they will drop back to the old
and smooth style.”
RING FANS EAGER
TO VIEW EX-TERP
Nedomatsky Rivals Bantam
Champ as Attraction at
Turner’s Tonight.
By BURTON HAWKINS.
A PROFESSIONAL ring neo
phyte who carved a wide
swath in collegiate flstic cir
cles, Ivan Nedomatsky, tonight
at least will rival a world champion
in enticing customers to Turner's
Arena. His appearance may mark
the first step toward needling in
terest into the boxing industry here,
but then, again, he may prove to be
only another promising prospect that
sizzled, sputtered and faded out.
Harry Jeffra, world bantamweight
champion, is the feature of the fuss
show, meeting the talented Armanda
Sicilia of Chicago in an eight-round
bout, but perhaps as muah attention
is focused on the first professional
appearance here of Nedomatsky, who
is blessed with a golden opportunity
of becoming somewhat of a Moses
to the local boxing game.
Fans Oft Disappointed.
T> INGWORMS here too often have
heard that crack about some one
leading the cauliflower business out
of the bullrushes. Since Marty Gal
lagher first emerged from amateur
ranks, periodically they have watched
prospects blossom and wilt. Lou
Gevinson was going to capture the
world featherweight championship,
but that was before Johnny Pena,
Joey Archibald and Tony Dupre were
considered.
Nedomatsky invades with only a
mediocre pro record compiled at the
expense of mediocre slappers, but the
fond hope of his corps of followers
hasn’t diminished. In six bouts
against rather feeble opposition the
three-time Southern Conference cham
pion has won only four times and the
persuasive qualities of his punch now
are being doubted in some quarters.
Ivan's foe in the six-round semi
final, Hunter Crostic of Richmond,
may force the former Maryland sen
sation's followers to alter their opin
ion, but, on the other hand, he may
hit his stride here and vault into flstic
favor. Local boxing needs a drawing
card and the gate is open.

! TEFFRA meets in Sicilia a rugged
lad who figures to extend the 118
I pound division ruler. In two engage
ments here Armanda dropped a heart
ily booed decision to Dupre after
whipping Baby Manuel.
Another six-rounder will find Ai
Mancine, Providence featherweight,
meeting Red Transparetti of Balti
' more, while four-rounders list El
j Brookman facing Red Osborne. Fred
| erick welterweight,"and Danny Walker
clashing w-ith Vince Bonavari.
To accommodate employes of stores
remaining open late the starting time
has been shoved back to 9 o'clock.
LIGHT DRILL FOR ’BAMA
Workout Final at Home for Tide,
Rolling West Tomorrow.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Dec. 20 OP).—
A brief scrimmage, the last before de
I parture for the Rose Bowl, was set
today for the Alabama football team.
The 40 players on the varsity squad,
accompanied by an official party of
25 university officials, coaches and
newspaper men, will leave for Pasa
dena tomorrow, hoping for victory on
January 1 over California's Golden
Bears.
The team will arrive in Pasadena
Friday morning.
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LIONS. TIED. TO BE FETED.
Anacostia Lions and the Northeast
Boys’ Club elevens battled to a 0-0 tie
yesterday as they closed their respec
tive football seasons at Fairlawn. The
Lions will be feted by the Anacostia
Lions Club on December 29 when tha
players will receive individual rewards,
BEARS RESTRAINED
IN DRILL FOR BOWL
Now Are Finely Drawn, Says
Coach—All-West Starts
Practice Today.
Bv the Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 20.—Mid
season football activity returned
to the San Francisco Bay area
today as California’s champion
ship squad resumed practice for the
Rose Bowl and the West All-Stars
assembled to train for the annual
New Year Day East-West battle.
The Golden Bears, sharpening their
game for the January 1 clash at
Pasadena with Alabama, were idle
yesterday.
Fears Staleness for Bears.
QOACH LEONARD ALLISON, somer
what alarmed because the squad
shaped up so quickly after a month’s
layoff, planned to call practice ses
sions only once a day. He said there
would be no hard scrimmage until the
team reaches Pasadena December {W,
“They’re running through plays
with midseason zip,” Allison complain
ed. "In my book that's bad business.
They might bum themselves out on
the practice field.”
Full West Squad Due.
'T'HE West collegiate stars will play
a team of players from east of
the Mississippi ir the annual shrine
benefit game here in Kezar Stadium.
Coaches Lawrence (Biff) Jones of
Nebraska and Orin Hollingbery of
Washington State called the first prac
tice today. All 22 players were ex
pected to report.
The East players are expected Tues
day. - ..

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