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ROLL-OFFS DATED
Bill Wood's Plant Is First to
Enter Final Stage of
$500 Struggle.
Hr ROD THOMAS.
OP MORE than 450 men and
women who rolled their
qualification rounds in The
Evening Star tournament at,
the Lurky Strike only one noted
bowler made thq grade to the roll-off.
In which most of the $500 in cash
prizes will be awarded.
Lorraine Gulli, alone at scratch in
the women's division of a tournament
encompassing all tvhe bowling alleys
in Washington and vicinity, for the
tenth time in the 10-year history of
the event is in the thlrk of the scrap
for top honors. She rolled 574 to
qualify for the final at the Lurky
Strike.
The Lucky Strike roll-off for men
Will be held tomorrow night .starting
at 1:30 and the women finalists there
Will shoot. Wednesday evening.
No longer ranked among the city's
fop-notchers but a former winner of
the tournament, Clem Wridman sur
vived the Lucky Strike prelim and he
and Abe Beavers, high average roller
of the Columbia Lodge No. 174 League,
and Arthur Darling, star of the Con
gressional team in the Country Club
League, are the only other male per- j
formers of note still on deck at the
big Fourteenth street alley superin
tended by Bill Wood.
Accept* Late Entries. j
EIJOOD announced his roll-ofT
’’ schedule last, nleht, hut there still
te time to qualify at the Lucky Strike
Entries will he accented by Bill
through tomorrow afternoon and
among his late patron* will be the j
city's sports writers. Uncle Will an
nually entertains the scribes, who
shoot for the Leonard W. Collins Me
morial Trophy.
The roll-off at Rosslyn, w'here the
lareest entry among minor plants was
roepn-pd. will be held tomorrow and
Wednesday evenings. Nearly 350 have
competed at Oalt, Davis flourishing
* alley with more expected tonight. It
will require about 597 for men and
822 for women to qualify at Rosslyn. |
The Recreation, where upward of j
100 have rolled, will hold its final to- \
morrow night at 7:30. |
Convention Hall, with a prelim field ;
k of about 250. will stage its roll-off
Wednesday evening. Trie Georgetown
Recreation will finish up Thursday as
will the Arcadia and Columbia. Hy
■ttsville finalists will shoot Wednesday
and Thursday. The Northeast Temple
is holding off until the last, day of
the tournament, next Saturday. Other
alleys are requested to announce their
roll-off dates bv tomorrow. Entries
will ty accepted at all establishments
until a few- hours before roll-off time.
Same Old BUI Wood.
THE Lucky Strike, as usual, has out
* stripped w ith much to spare all :
other major alleys in rounding up par
ticipants. and. incidentally, is taking
a financial heatine on the tournament.
Wood is staking all of his finalists to
the last five strings.
Miss Guilt, with her 574. may land
the S5 prize for hieh scratch set of
the women's first round, but to Ruth
E. Johns of the What's in a Name
League goes the honor of leading the
field of fair shooters at the Lucky
Strike. Ruth, with a handicap of 48.
rolled 618 Ellen Veihmeyer. who sel
dom fails to collect in The Star tour
nament, trailed with 614 and shot the
„ highest single—136.
Ed Collins of the C. * P. Telephone
League tops the Lucky Strike men
with 52—701. For inconsistency W.
A. Sweeney of the Procurement League
takes the cake at Wood'* plant.. In
his fourth game Sweeney rolled 85; in
- his fifth. 170. That 170 is the highest,
game yet reported in the preliminary
round.
Alley manager* are requested to
check the scores of their patrons care
fully for high games and high sets
from scratch and report them to the
tournament management.
Malcolm Fleshman on Top.
Tkf ALCOLM FLESHMAN of Roger*
^ 1 Height*. Md.. who average* 96,
polled the beat five-game *et. of hi*
career yesterday at, the Lucky Strike to
win the bowling championship of
* metropolitan Washington horseshoe
pitchers. Malcolm, in competition
With IS other ringer flippers, shot
56—610. Elvin Shank had the best
acratch total of 569. The horseshoe
pitchers' scores:
Hdc. Total Hde. Total.
Brin Shank sap Jim Snyder 50—sns
W Wilson an—SRI H Wood'll) sn—4«7
L. Fleshman sn—67P C ft'inkle Ml—4P*
1 Henry SO—S«o S Jacob* SO—S50
M Fleshman SO—Ain rv Hale- sn—SAP
Rsv Beall .SO.—55A F Ba*Mste 50—37s
P Fleshman 50—5sn R Goodwin 5n—71P
Tom Collins 50—5AS j. M"rvmen .50—5.3*
Hollowing is the schedule of the
Lucky Strike roll-off:
MEN.
Tomorrow, 7 an P.M.
Aliev Aliev
'49—W ft Gov *1—Emil Wendt
C. J Ponder* D Burton
F I Mullin Charlie F. Ward
56—Wm. R Lewis 47—Wm T Tayman
*■ Wm Setd»nberg L Wlnneberger
J H Quinn A D Beavera
84—W A. Sweeney 43—William Zier
J. Rhodes Lee E Jenktn*
N F Braaten Joe Fowler
84—Bill Comann 44—W. M. Robey
william Batten K. O Abernathy
Roy Wilson Lester E. Ellfl
88—Robt F Quigley 47—Wm F Schult*
J W. McAllister Chas. Mattson
Fred F Robhtns Carl Baudu
84—Jack Gooding 48—Russell Parks
John C. Herbert Edward Laake
John Mullican C. Barnes
* 88—Richard Katser 4P—Charley Groff
E Wolstenholme Harvey Horn!*
Arthur Darling Lloyd Farmer
86— E J McGutaan 50—B Lemertse
Julian Shamer R D Thompson
C A. Weidman Ed. Collins
87— Edw M. Singer 51—Lou Hite
Robert Wysong J. W Justice
E NPiderstrasser Leroy A. White
88— lewis Wit* 57—M. F. Strother
Albert J, Shafer 53—W T Cones
John L Daily. Charley Bray
89— R A. Heffelflnger Edw R. Rhine
LaR. E Tanner 54—Geo. O Zepp
Geo Hummer 55—J J McMahon
40—Arthur Crown John L. Dav
Clarence Appier R. Mulligan
J. Strobel 5fi—Leater C Lande
Male. Fleshman
WOMEN.
g, Wedneaday. 7:30 P.M.
Aliev Alley.
1—Gladys Mason 7—Ruth Mulany
No»m) M. Farrall Mery Frit*
Rose Bosley Regin* C. Jones
8—Essie Clark 8—H. A. Kellogg
Huln* Mays Audrey Thrift
B. L Gervsia Ida T Weinberg
8—Ruth Parlman 9—Audrey Freachl
Vere Low H. R. Mayhew
Edith M. Biggs M. C. .Thompson
4—Edna Johnson 10—G. Thompson
Margie Smith C. L. Torrey
V. H. Kreamer Ellen Velhmeyer
8—C Quigley 11—M Redman
Lorraine Gulll Ruth E. Johns
Edna van Fossenl7—Mary G. Bryant
a—Maude Fuschtne Ruth E. Dills
Mary L. Ford 13—Irene Swann
Pauline Grant R. Blackman
Pearl Sorber
-•
-» Today a year ago—Archie San
Romani defeated Glenn Cunning
ham In 4:14 mile in Sugar Bowl
meat.
A
20 YEARS AGO
IN THE STAR
CO FAR as the averages go. Max
0 Carey of the Pirates is the best
all-around outfielder In the Na
tional League.
The Brlt.lsh-Canadian Recruit
ing Mission today Issued an offi
cial appeal to baseball players to
enlist because of their natural
adaptability to grenade throwing.
The Griff men will not meet the
Cincinnati Reda In a pre-season
series In 1918 as originally was
Thornhill Would Adopt Pro
Rule on Passing—Says
Game Stagnates.
Bj the Associated Pr»ss.
NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 27—The
men who rule the collegiate
athletic world began arriving
today for their annual huddles
on everything from rules to gate
receipts.
First of the 1,500 coaches, athletic
director* and assistants to arrive was
Coach C. E. ‘‘Tiny” Thornhill of
Stanford University. A member of the
Rules Committee of the American
Football Coaches Association, he said
he thought the game was getting
"stagnated" and that “the defense is
getting the best of it."
Thornhill asserted that adoption of
the professional rule, permitting for
ward passing from any point behind
the line of scrimmage, would improve
the collegiate game.
Will Convene Tomorrow.
'PHE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE
1 ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION wiU
open its 32d annual convention to
morrow night. Athletic directors will
debate through Thursday such topics
as financial aid and control of inter
collegiate sports, the Federal admis
sions tax, and relations with the
American Olympic Association and
other bodies.
The coaches Association will con
vene Wednesday. The gridiron mentors
will view motion pictures of play de
velopment and great plays of former
years. Ossie Solem of Syracuse will
discuss "spinners and reverses.”
Bernie Moore, whose Louisiana State
University team meets Santa Clara In
the Sugar Bowl, will tell about "meet
ing a shifting defease offensively.”
Others on the program include
Towel 1 (Red) Dawson of Tulane, Bill
Kern of Carnegie Tech, Carl Snavelv
of Cornell. Earl Neale of Yale, Ted
Cox of Oklahoma A. and M. and
Lou Little of Columbia, who will make
the rules report.
The National Rules Committee will
gather Sunday at Edgewater Park on
the Mississippi Gulf Coast to draft
regulations for the college game next
season.
PRO COURT NOT “SISSY”
Tumbled Basketer Not Fouled if
Shoulders Don't Touch Floor.
NEW YORK, Dec. 37 OP).—Dave
MacMillan, Minnesota's baaeket ball
coach and an old-time pro star, evi
dently knows all about playing a
rough game.
He was watching a strenuous con
test between the Jewels and his old
team, the Celtics, in the American
Pro League last night. One player
was sent tumbling and Immediately
called for the referee's attention.
"That's no foul," commented Mae
Millun. "His shoulders didn't touch
the floor.”
ARMSTRONG RATED
BEST LIGHTWEIGHT
Poll Putting Feather King
Above Ambers, Champion,
Stirs Hot Argument.
By GAYLE TALBOT.
Associated Prets Sports Writer.
NEW YORK. Dec. 27.—There'*
an‘argument brewing in fistic
circle* that promise* to wax
hotter and hotter until the
night next summer when Lou Ambers
climbs through the ropes to defend
his lightweight championship against
the “wonder fighter,” dusky Henry
Armstrong of Los Angeles, the
featherweight, king.
The Ring Magazine, announcing the
results of its poll of the world's boxing
writers on the top fighting men for
1937, has added fuel to the debate by
conceding Ambers' crown to Arm
strong without a blow having been
struck. Ambers' following, which is
a large one, isn't going to like that.
So struck were the 393 participating
fight- experts by Armstrong's record of
27 straight victories—26 by knock
outs—that they not only nominated
him top featherweight without a dis
senting vote, but went right on to
name him the best lightweight by a
sizeable majority over Ambers. Also,*
they voted him, pound for pound, the
best scrapper in the business.
Award Is Surprising.
rJ'HE lightweight award was sur
prising. in that Armstrong only
recently began taking on some of the
better 135-pounders, whereas Ambers
has for a year held the title without
much difficulty, turning back both
Tony Canzoneri and Pedro Montanez
when the chipa were down. Mon
tanez, regarded as a curly wolf before
he met the Herkimer lad In the
“carnival of champions,’* hasn't hit
Ambers yet.
Automatically, the projected meeting
of Armstrong and Ambers, becomes
the second most attractive battle on
the 1937 schedule, outranked only by
the Schmeling-Louis tussle. It’s so big
that Promoter Mike Jacob* won’t at
tempt to bring them together indoors
The feeling around here Is that if
there Is any fighter near his weight
capable of halting Armstrong's sen
sational streak, it is Ambers. He can't
hit much himself, but the lightweight
champion has an uncanny way of
making the heavy belters look bad.
Louis Polls Big Vote.
'T'HE ling poll offers no other sur
prizes to speak of. Ambers being
the only champion not listed at the top
of his division. Joe Louis’ strong j
comeback, including his knockout of
Champion Jim Braddock and his win
over Tommy Parr, enabled him to poll
35* votes to *1 for Max Sc.hmeling.
Only seven of Sehmeling’s votes,
strangely enough, came from European
writers.
Parr, who is here again training
for a bout with Braddock on January
21. was ranked third, followed by
Nathan Mann. Alberto Lovell, Tony
Galento, Jimmy Braddock, Jimmy
Adamick. Maxie Rnsenbloom. Roscoe
Toles, Arthur Godoy. Bob Pastor and
Max Bear. The ranking of the first
seven agrees with that of the Natfbnal
Boxing Association except that Galento
was rated fourth by the N. B. A.
Pirst and second rankings in the
other divisions were:
Light-heavyweight: John Henry
Lewis and A1 Gainer: middleweight,
Preddie Steele and Pred Apostoll;
welterweight, Barney Row and Cefer
ino Gracia: lightweight, Henry Arm
strong and Lou Ambers: featherweight,
Henry Armstrong and Petey Sarron;
bantamweight, Harry Jeffra and Sixto
Esrobar; flyweight, Benny Lynch
(Scotland) and Peter Kane (England).
John Chaney, Star Tournament
Bowler, Is Hot at Wrong Time
JOHN CHANEY, one of the lead
ing bowler* of the National Cap
ital League, picked the wrong
night to roll in the Evening
Star tournament . . . His latest loop
efforts were season record counts of
171—409, his big string topping by on#
stick the highest game of the Star
preliminary, rolled by W. A. Sweeney
at Lucky Strike . . . Galt Davis, the
Rosslyn pin mogul, went down swing
ing with Washington Canoe Club as
the Benmacks, sweeping the match,
gained undisputed possession of first
place ... It was Galt's initial set.
Hugh Arbaugh. the Silver Spring
bowling proprietor, is some chucks
as a duckpinner . . . last week he
cracked the Georgia Avenue League
game record with a string of 159 . . .
Totaling 374 he assumed the league
leadership with an average of 113.3
. . . Jack Kephart.'s 158—377 were the
heaviest wallops In Brooke's Sea Food
shutout of Tru-Blu . . . Jack Brewer,
of the H. B. Gilpin team, is doing
things up brown in the Silver Spring
independent loop ... His latest, feats
were season high counts of 148—381
... He leads with 34 strikes and is
second in spares with 96. His 107-43
average for 45 games is tope . . .
Stewart Bros., swamping Coffman
Realty, gained the top rung in the
Silver Silver American League on total
pin* . . . Johnny Lyons’ 133—370
were the telling Wows in the win . . .
Dixie Pig climbed to fourth place by
dusting off National Beer . . . Clarence
Fling's 136—378 and Ted Scheckel’s
124—365 led the whitewashing.
Girls’ Race Is Tight.
(JAROLINE HI6ER, top roller In
the Ladies' Suburban League with
107-13. has Ruth Rothgeb and Georgia
Hay* right at her heels with 107-3
and 107-1 . . . Marie Spates, the loop’s
scorer who 1* ever on the Job is bang
ing the maples for a neat 103 . . .
Hubby Frank is scorer for three
leagues at Silver Spring, incidentally
. . . Lazara* Restaurant and Sheri
dan’s Grill are locked for the lead
with Mayfair Liquor, National Ale
and R. E. A. Cleaners jammed for the
third position . . . Friendship pulled
away from the cellar In the Odd Fel
lows’ loop by nicking Brightwood three
times . . . Chalmers Groff’s 854 was
the big Item la Mount Pleasant’s 3-1
■V a
win from Columbia No. 1 . . . Cov
enant turned back Golden Rule In the
odd game skirmish to close in on the
front-running Amity No. 1.
Chief Clerks, swamping the Sham
rocks, assumed first place in the Gen
eral Accounting Office Mixed League
. . . With two men and three women
constituting each team, the loop
spread from 10 teams to 18 in two
seasons . . . A1 Huntt’s 332 and Mrs.
Southern’s 287 put the winners across
. . . Checkers dropped to second place
by losing a tilt to the last-place Mo
hawks . . .'Bill Weirick of the losers
topped the match with 335 . . . John
White featured Audit No. 2’s three
game win from the Dark Horses.
MilwH's S47 Helpful.
JAKE MILWITS 347 helped the
Claims put the bee on the Yankees
. . . Cy Hogarth’s 179 whopper will
fust about win the berries in the West
ern Electric League . . . His Auditors
team is a game out in front with
Stock Maintenance and Installation
tied for the runner-up position . . .
J. B. Smith with 112-30 Is 29 sticks
In the van of Clements for high aver-'
age ... Smith’s 97 spares are tops . . .
Tracey. Hunter, Hoffman, Bressler, J.
Hoffecker and Funk and Warner are
tied for high flat with 93.
Mimeograph rollers are pacesetters
in the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion League, one game ahead of In-,
formal Cases . . . The loop leaders are
season record-holders with 803—1,649
.... Howells of Mimeograph, banged
out the record season set of 384 in
his last effort . . . His 151 string also
is a season mark . . . Bowman, his
teammate, collected for weekly high
single 144.
Rose Bowl Game
No Tourist Lure
By the Associated Press.
pASADENA, Calif., Dec. 27.—
William Dunkerley. manager of
the Tournament of Roses, got in a
word or two today in the con
troversy smouldering among fans
unable to buy seats to the Rose
Bowl football game.
Said Dunkerley:
"The New Year Day game was
not launched as a tourist attrac
tion. It was launched merely as a
method of paying for the parade,
which is a tourist attraction that
is as free as air.
"The game is a football eontest
between two college teams. How
the colleges dispose of the tickets
is for the Pacific Coast Conference
to decide.” |
*
THE INCURABLE.
—By JIM BERRYMAN
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ROBERT S. LEADS
128-to-1 Highest Odds of
Year—Hawthorne Double
Tops at $3,581.
By ORLO ROBERTSON,
Aasoci.ted Pr*«* 9pori* Writer.
NEW YORK. Dec. 27—Present
ing the 1937 first* ot the
American turf:
War Admiral and Seabiscuit
wrote the headline*, but a few fans
swear by auch little known plater* as
Humble Issue, Ethlemont and Robert
S They too had their day in the
spotlight, but not from winning any
rich stake or beating a track record.
Humble Issue, a 4-year-old filly,
and Ethlemont, a 2-vear-old mis*,
combined for the biggest daily double
pay-off, when they both clicked at
Hawthorne, September 29 Their scat
tered barker* collected $3,581 for $2.
Not far behind them were Cellaigh
and Lassies Mary, which returned
$3,542.25 after winning at Thornclifle,
June 5.
DOBERT S., a cheap elaimer which
has fared the barrier 50 time*
atnee January 1, came down in front
at Tropiral Park early in the year and
paid 128 to 1 to be the longest shot
winner of the year. Then there were
Stimulate, which returned 126 to 1.
following hi* triumph at Narragansett
Park. September 3, and Charles Clark,
a 118 to 1 shot that came through at
Lansdowne, July 2.
Although they paid no such long
odds, both Seabiscuit and War Admiral
were among the firsts. Seabiscuit was
the champion handicap horse and top
monpy winner with $168,580. The
Admiral was the only unbeaten top
notch performer, 3-year-old king and
a close second to Seabiscuit In money
earned with $166,500.
Mm. Howard Rakes in Coin.
VLflTH Seablscuit, her chief winner,
Mrs. C. 8. Howard topped the
owners in money won. Horses owned
by the California sportswoman earned
more than $211,000 before Sant* Anita
opened Christmas Day. Mrs. Ethel D.
Jacobs won the most races, however,
scoring 100 victories.
Hirsch Jacobs, husband of Mrs.
Jacobs, headed the trainers for the
fifth successive year, going into the
Florida season with 132 winners. The
money won by Mrs. Howard's horse*
gave John Smith the No. 1 spot among
the trainers in money winnings.
Charley Kurtsinger, Louisville's
"Flying Dutchman." and Johnny
Adams. 23-year-old Iola, Kan*. rider,
were the top jockeys. Mounted on
such leading money winners as War
Admiral and Menow, the 2-year-old
champion. Kurtsinger won the moat
money, but, Adams was first, in race*
won with more than 250 triumphs.
SNEAD’S FIERY GOLF
SEARS HOLLYWOOD
Practice Round of 66 Is Hit by
Big Tourney Winner on Eve
of Florida Meet.
By the Associated Press.
J-JOLLYWOOD, Fla.. Dec. 27 —Golfs
sharpshooters, winding up a $1,000
a-day series of tournament*, tagged
Sammy Snead of Whit* Sulphur
8prings, W. Va., as the man to beat
in the $4,000 open tournament, start
ing today.
Snead won the Miami open Satur
day with a record 267, thirteen under
par, and took first prise In the Nassau
open earlier in the week. The winner
of $10,243 this year, he toured the
Hollywood Country Club course yester
day in 66, four under par, to turn in
the lowest practice score.
8tanley Horne, Canadian P. G. A.
champion, was only a stroke behind
the West Virginian in the trial round.
Dick Met*, who set the course record
of 63 last spring, also is competing.
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FIGHTS GOMEZ DIVORCE
LEXINGTON, Maas., Dec. 27 {&).—
Mrs. Vernon Gomes, the former June
O'Dea, musical comedy actress, pre
pared today to “fight,” what she
described as the "goofy” divorce ac
tion of the New York Yankees' pitch
tag mb.
TRAIGHT Or
2m TEE
By Walter McCallum
MUCH of the color and kic£ of major golf tournament* nowadays is
missing because Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen and Tommy Armour
aren’t around all the big* ones any more. The younger crop of win
ning pros are fine performers and great scoring machines, but they’re
too workmanlike and lack the color of Hagen. Sarazen and Armour, in the
opinion of A1 Houghton, a pro who has been up in the big time of golf him
self for a few years. <
"I dunnn about the general publir, |
but the tournament* nowadays haven't ■
the kick for me they used to have when
those three were around making im- i
possible shots and putting on an act
that wa* better to look at than 65,"
say* Houghton. "Those young fellow*
like Rnead and Guldahl and Shute and
McSpaden are fine fellows, and darned
good golfers, but I don’t get the kirk
out, of 'em I used to get watching Sara
w»n and Hagen and Armour go to :
town. Those birds always were good
for a laugh, and they packed a lot of
golf. too. Don't take my word for It.
Look at their records."
A1 considers himself an old-timer
NAVY NINE BANKING
HEAVILY ON COOKE
Grid Star Will Double in Brats
as Pitcher and Gardener.
Powell Develops.
Special Dispatch to The War.
^NNAPOLIS, Md„ Dec. ?7.—Naval
Academy baseball will depend
I largely during the coming season upon
Lem Cooke, as the football team did
last fall wfth Cooke as Its outstanding
running back.
During last summer, Cooke, under
the coaching of Marty Karow. de
veloped into an excellent pitcher and
will be the team's chief reliance on
the slab t.hi* year. Karow believe*
that he will be an effective mounds
man.
Cooke was regular third baseman
of the nine last season and probably
Its most reliable hitter. In game* in
which he 1* not pitching, he will play
In the outfield to give the team the
benefit of hi* batting ability.
Lueien Powell, end and captain-elect
of the eleven, also developed greatly
In the diamond game last summer
and is slated to be the regular first
baseman this season.
Candidates for baseball will report
Immediately after the holidays to Head
Coach Karow for indoor work.
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GRID HONOR FOR CLARK
Detroit Pro Star Awarded Watch
for Pine Play, Sportsmanship.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
NEW YORK, Dec. 27.—New honors
came today as a holiday gift to Earl
(Dutch) Clark, playing coach and
veteran quarterback of the Detroit
Lions. Hailed since 1931 as the great
est all-around football player in the
game. Clark was awarded the Gruen
Award of Merit, presented for the
first time this year.
The award will be made annually
hereafter to the player of the Na
tional Professional Football League
adjudged to combine the highest
standard of play with outstanding
sportsmanship and significant service
for the advancement of professional
football.
The trophy, a valuable and hand
somely inscribed watch, will be pre
sented to Clark In the near future.
He was selected by a Jury of na
tionally known sports editors who
www unanimous In their ctaolea,
*
in the game, even though he's been a
pro only a little more than 9 years.
He haa been a top-flighter and he's
played many a match with the top
men of the game, but for him the
leaders of today are like well-trained
workmen. Instead of the colorful per
formers of a few yean bark.
"You’v®‘ B°tta like that Sammy
Snead.-' says Houghton. “Up at
Detroit last June I sorta felt as if I
could help Sammy. I got one of those
fatherly yen* we all get for a youngster
Just coming up and I went to Sammy
out. on the putting green and talked to
him about the open championship.
Don't get me wrong on this. I really
felt I could help him. Sam told me
without any idea of bragging that he
felt he waa in the groove and that he
could win the tournament. Said he
thought he'd finish one-two. Well, he
did just that.
Matter of fact, he played the best
golf in the tournament for his 28.1,
but Ouldahl waa Just too good.
Sammv la a swell boy and a great
golfer. He always was. Remember
down at Hot Springs in 1915 when
he shot a 68 in the Hot Springs open
that year? But give Sam the color
of Hagen and he'd be one of the big
gest drawing cards we've ever ae«n.
Give him a little of that Sarasen fire
and dash and he'd pull ’em In at the
gate. The point is these youngsters
don't get In trouble, and you know
that was the fun watching Hagen.
He never was happy playing from
the fairway. He'd rather pound 'em
from the rough, and the tougher the
lie the better he liked it.
A L CLAIMS there s ft real amateur
coming along around Washington
in the person of Billy (Snooks)
Houghton, his 22-vear-old brother,
who holds the championship of the
Capital Golf and Country Club (for
merly Bannockburn). "I played nine
holes with him the other day.” says
Al. "Gave him 3 up and shot a 35
and he licked me even. He holed so
many long putts he had me diesy and
he played some shots that opened my
eyes. At the seventh he hooked his
tee shot, leering him a very tough one
to the green around a comer at the
left.
"He hooked that ball right around
the trees to the middle of the green
and won the hole.
"They don’t make shots like that
without knowing what the game Is all
about.”
Billy started his golf as Al's assist
ant at Kenwood four years ago. Some
time back he applied for reinstate
ment as an amateur, and now he’s a
full-fledged Simon-pure. "You are
going to hear more from that kid In
the tournaments in future years,"
says Brother Al. Going back a few
years, it hasn't been so long ago that
Al himself was playing amateur golf
and winning Simon-pure tournaments
around Washington. He's been a pro
a little less than 10 years.
r^ALVERT DICKEY has started
something over at Washington.
He usually does. And he can finish
it, too. Try to get a "balanced”
match with him some day.
Dickey's latest wrinkle is to con
cede himself—and others—all putt*
that his conscience tells him he can't
miss. Sometimes they get a little
long, those eonscience putts, but
Dickey is honest about it. Lefty Har
rell and Ralph Fowler have a better
scheme. They concede everything
which isn’t longer than the leather
on the putter shaft, and they’ll keep
on doing it until some bright aoul
comes along with leather • reaching
down to the blade of the elub on a
34-inch putter.
A
Second Defeat by Colored
Quint More Convincing
Than First.
THREE of the greatest basket ball
players In the history of
George Washington failed to
prevent Heurich's Brewers from
dropping their second game in a row
to the Renaissance colored five yester
day when the visitors made a clean
sweep of their two-day series with the
local professional quint.
The score. 48-35. represented a dif
| ferenre of three points greater than
! the first-game margin which Renals
[ sance won by 10 points.
Otts Zahn, oldest of the former
G. W. stars, with 10 points, led a
Heurich attack which started too late,
but Ben Goldfaden and Micky Schon
feld could score only seven points be
tween them, None of the trio could
get going, however, until the last of
the three periods when they outscored
the visitors, 22 to 15.
Preliminary Steals Show.
DY THIS timo. however, Renaissance
had the game safely tucked away,
having entered the final 15-minute
session with a 33-IS advantage. Most
of that lead had been accumulated in
the second period when the aeplans
scored 20 points while holding the
Brewers pointless. Not until the last
minute of that period were the hosts
able to score. Tuffy Leemans and Zahn
sinking field goals Just before the
whistle.
Saitrh and Smith replaced Cooper
and Jenkins, stars of Saturday night s
game, as Renaissance's big point
getters. Saitch dropped in five from
the floor and three from the foul line,
while Smith came through with six
field goals.
A preliminary game between Dela
ware <fc Hudson and Little Tavern was
far more interesting, the former win
ning. 32-30.
Renaissance. G T Pts Heurich.
Saitch.f ... 5 3 13 Bennie f
Cooper f __ 3 O 0 Leemans I
Smith c_6 0 12 Wilson f
Holt g I_ 2 0 4 Goldfaden e
Badser * __ 1 O 2 Schnenfeld.g
Jenkins « 4 0? Zahn.g
Johnson.g_ 1 i 3 Russell.g
Total* 22 4 4R Total* . IS S SS
Twomey, Pilot of Underdog,
Risks Blow to Pride as
Middles Meet Tonight.
By BI RTON HAWKINS.
MR MATT TWOMEY, a rather
excitable, zealous pilot of
three alleged fighters, to
night fdr the second time In
three weeks may witness the second
member of his stable shrivel in the
estimation of local ringworms at Tur
ner’* Arena when swaggering St*v*
Mamakos, one of his pet*, struts
across the path of one George Abrams,
middleweight.
Those who feel fist i ana's pu!w» h*v*
been candid in their respective opin
ions that Matt currently is popping
for a psychopathic ward—all because
he takes this business of exchanging
wallops too seriously. Twnmev, at
the mere suggestion that one of his
cuffers perhaps is not too talented,
turns every color on a Christmas tree,
flickers from a deep red try a dark
blue and threatens to alter your fea
tures.
Abrams Is Made Favorite.
VLfHEN I/iu Gevinson. another of
his brood, was hsmburgered re
cently by Tony Dupre. Twomey was
a fit specimen for a straitjacket.
The inconceivable idea that his fight
ers also are human and can be shel
lacked somehow hasn't penetrated his
noggin. Twice the District Boxing
Commission has been forced to curb
Matt's overly enthusiastic manner of
directing his puppets from the comer,
and he currentlv is in th» midst of a
four-month suspension. The old un
controllable amateur spirit still Is
there.
Because Mamakos had disposed of
a half dozen or so mediocre swatters,
Twomey is convinced Steve l* the
prettipst package ever presented to
the District'* larrup lovers. Abrams,
also young, healthy and generally re
garded as more promising, may fores
Matt to revise his opinion.
Washington's anemic gambling gen
try have defied Twomey and installed
Abrams a favorite. George also has
pumped over only so-so sockers. but
he ha* looked better doing it and has
i compiled a string of 13 consecutive
victories while remaining undefeated.
Steve's record also is untarnished In
six appearance*.
Neither Can Afford to Lose.
! DOTH 19 years old, the lade are
products of local amateur rank.?
and former teammates on the Wash
ington Boys Club boxing team. Thev
have met on a business basis onlv
; once before and on that occasion
; Abrams carved out a decision. The
! eight-round distance they will be
forced to travel tonight, unlee* one of
them relieve* the other of the responsi
bility, i» somewhat of a novelty to
both.
i Neither hardly can afford to lose.
■ Abrams Just is beginning to catch on
with Washington's cauliflower colon-'
and shows promise of developing into
! the summer season's are attraction.
while a setback to Mamakoe at this
; stage of his career naturally would
| hinder his progress and relpgate him
to preliminary ranks for more season
j ing or forever.
Another eight-rounder, while not
■ enticing as much local notice, never,
theleas figure* to be equally as satisfy
ing from a fistic standpoint. That in
volves the collision between Beby -
faced Joey Straigea of Camden. N J ,
and the Jumpy, colorful Irish Johnr;.'
Dean, local lightweight, with the snip
ing Stralges rated the favorite.
Nedomatakv. Spangler Clash.
ANOTHER lad who may or mav not
develop into a local card. Ivan
Nedomatsky. also has been inserted
on the program, the former University
of Maryland Southern Conference
champion being slated to face Joe"
Spangler of Richmond to a slx
rounder.
Two four-rounders, the first of
whloh will get under way at 6 3‘>
o’clock, list Augie Kmll meeting Ton'
Rlcoo and Young Mussolini stackir,;
up against Tommy Hoover.
-—mm
Three year* ago—American Foot
ball Coaches' Association, by M per
cent vote of members, favored no
drastic changes to grid rules for
1 1935.
By PAIT. J. MILLER. Jr.
ALL chess players in District
schools sre eligible to com
pete in the individual inter
scholastic chess championship
tournament that commences In the
boy's department of the Central Y
M. C. A. New Year Day at 3 o'clock
under the auspiceB of the local Metro
politan Chess Association.
The winner will receive cus
tody of the hronie "Y” Chal
lenge Trophy and a special
medal.
The entry fee is only 35 cents and
entrants should file Immediately their
names, addresses and schools with t.he
Metropolitan Chess Association, Park
side Hotel.
Match Regulations.
A 8PECIAL committee will be named
to supervise the match schedule
and arrange for subsequent rounds
fk)T T U*vP J
VOO 5T*t -f WATfc Pti
TNTWs£*<^\ '
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that will be played at the Social Chess
Lounge, 1336 I street N.W., at the con
venience of the players.
Tentative regulations for the tour
nament are:
1. Oimf< shall be played at. the rate of
JO move* per hour and the official laws of
cheaa as spproved by the International
Chess Federation shall govern.
2. Score sheets will be furnished by
the Metropolitan Chess Association and
recording of games will b# optional.
3. To maintain an sctlre standing In
the tournament ssch contestant must
average five match game* per month and
complete hie playing schedule not later
than June i. ,
4. Player using time clocks at the So
cial Chess Lounge shall pay 10 eenta eseh
for the facilities furnished.
5. The referee of the tournament will
be selected by the Metropolitan Chess As
sociation.
6. Th* Tournament Committee will
make *11 necessary regulations snd advise
each contestant of any ehange* aa the
tourney progresses.
W. B. M unde lie celebrates bis S2d
ft
birthday anniversary Hew Year Day
at the Central "Y,M 8 pm . by meeting
all comer* at chess and checkers, the
first to genre against the white-haired
veteran at either game becoming tha
recipient of a book award.
Constitution for FMvan.
'T'OMORROW at 8 p.m, members of
1 the Washington Social Chess
Divan will consider the proposed con
stitution for the operation of the Divan
during 1938.
Possibly directors will be nominated
at this conclave.
Chess players, desirous of affiliating
with the largest and strongest club
In the Nal ion's Capital, may do so by
attending this meeting at the Parkside
Hotel. Annual dues are *12, payable
in advance either by monthly or quar.
terly installments. Women as well aa
men are eligible for active member
ships.
A special monthly member
ship for January alone wtl! be
offered to prospective annual
members for *2.
Prof. Paul Miller, chess editor of
The Stax, will give four Instructional
chess lectures to those taking out a
$2 January membership. lecture* will
be given at the Social Chess Lounge on
Thursday evenings and educational
exhibits will be featured with each
lecture.
If you're Interested in the special
January membership write today and
inclose fee and a membership card
will be sent promptly to you. Addreas:
Chess Director, Social Chess Divan,
Parkside Hotel.

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