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Advancement of College Sports Reflected in Grid Gate Receipts
HI BIGGEST YEAR
Big Ten Commissioner and
Retiring N. C. A. A. Head
Is ’38 Optimist.
(This is the first of a series of
stories written especially for the
Associated Press by outstanding
sports leaders, noting the chief de
velopments of the last year and
prospects for 1938.)
By JOHN L. GRIFFITH,
Reprint president of the National Col
leciate Athletic Association and com
missioner of athletics of the Western
Conference.
CHICAGO, Jart. 3.—Improve
ment and advancement in
college athletics, with a cor
responding increase in public
Interest, showed a sharp upward trend
in 1937. I do not look for a recession
during the new year.
Heightening of interest in collegiate
aixirt can be measured in attendance
figures and gate receipts at football
games. Since 1932 both have in
creased, with last year probably the
best since 1927.
Increased attendance figures were
not confined to college football, how
ever. Basket ball, professional base
ball and professional football, among
other activities coming under the head
ing of amusement and entertainment,
followed the same trend.
More people annually attend school
end college football games than buy
tickets for any other athletic event.
Further, there are more football crowds
of 75,000 or more than there are
crowds of similar size attending other
events. Another way of measuring the
popularity of college football Is by
considering that rain and cold weather
ere not appreciable deterrents when
cld rivals meet on the gridiron.
Big Crowds Suffer Discomfort.
pOR instance, 85,000 people sat in a
driving rain to watch the Cali
fornia-Stanford game. Army and Navy
played before 105.000 people, although
weather conditions were such as to
make it almost impossible to play.
That same afternoon more than 100,
000 watched a high school game In
Chicago. Later, on a day when the
temperature was somewhat below the
freezing point, 15,000 spectators wit
nessed the game which was played to
decide the championship of the Na
tional Professional Football League.
High school and college athletics'
have been accepted pretty much as
having a legitimate place in the edu
cational scheme. There may be some
educators who maintain athletics have
nothing to do with education, but
they apparently are in the minority.
Even the courts have rendered an
opinion on the question. Recently
the United States Circuit Court of
Appeals for the fifth circuit ruled
against the Government’s admissions
tax. and stated that determining the
value of athletics in the educational
program is for the judgment of the
educational authorities.
While it has been suggested fre
quently that college football is tend
ing to become more and more a de
fensive game, the facts do not sub
stantiate such a conclusion. In 1933
10 leading Eastern universities scored
an average of 15 points per game, j
In 1937 the same teams scored an
average of 22 points per game.
In the “Big Ten” Conference the
figures for 1933 were 14 points, and in
1937 18 points per game. The Pacific
Coast conference teams in 1933 scored
an average of 18 points, and in
1937 the average was 17 points.
These figures indicate college teams
scored a bit more freely last fall
than four years ago.
In any good team game there must
be a balance between offense and
defense. Of course, it Is natural for
a coach who has had a bad year to
wish that somehow or other the rules
might be changed so that his teams
would not have so much difficulty in
scoring. The majority opinion, how
ever, is that college football as it
row is played, is an excellent game.
Lash a Track Standout.
TN COLLEGE track, a number of
stars stood out in the N. C. A. A.
meet at Berkeley, Calif., In the Inter
conference meet between the Pacific
Coast and the Big Ten Conferences,
held in Los Angeles, and in other con
ference and sectional meets. Don
Lash of Indiana University was per
haps the outstanding track man of
the year.
College basket ball last winter
reached an all-time high both from
the standpoint of attendance and wide
spread competition. The Rules Com
mittee saw fit to eliminate the center
jump which has created considerable
discussion this winter. However, the
plan of throwing the ball in from out
of bounds after a score is not an ex
periment. This type of game has been
played on the Pacific Coast for two
years and has won the indorsement of
the coaches, officials, players and spec
tators in that district.
College athletics are firmly estab
lished. They have weathered the de
pression; most of the educational in
stitutions have suitable athletic
plants; more boys are engaging in
Inter-institutional sports than ever be
fore and we should be able to view the
future with some degree of optimism
and complacency.
SCALZO-ARCHIBALD
BOUT IS RIALTO AIM
Italian Feather, if Victor Over
Gillette Friday, Would Hit
at Joey's Prestige Here.
'AN EFFORT to match Joey Archi
*"*■ bald, prime favorite <rf local
ringworms, with Pete Scalzo. rapidly
rising featherweight, will be made
by the Rialto management should the
21-year-old Italian survive his eight
•ound semi-final engagement with A1
Gillette at the Ninth street sock center
Friday night.
Scalzo, who swings in support of
the 10-round feature bout involving
Vittorio Venturi and Andrea Jessurun,
Is undefeated in 33 professional en
counters and is handled by Pete
Reilly, veteran pilot of five world
champions, the most recent of whom
was Freddy Miller, who held the
featherweight title.
Scalzo and Reilly are slated to
arrive here tomorrow and establish
• framing quarters. Reilly seeks to
have Scalzo supplant Archibald as a
favorite here and hopes to employ
Gillette aa the opening wedge.
Sports Program
For Local Fans
TODAY.
Basket Ball.
George Washington vs. Ohio
State, Tech gym, 8:30.
Oeorge Washington Frosh vs.
Devitt, Tech gym, 7:30.
Boxing.
Joey Stralges vs. Eddie Alaek,
feature bout, eight rounds, Turner’s
Arena, 8:30.
TOMORROW.
Basket Ball.
Maryland vs. Baltimore Univer
sity. Baltimore.
Wilson vs. Washington-Lee, Wil
son. 3:30.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase vs. Hy
attsville, Bethesda-Chevy Chase,
3:30.
WEDNESDAY.
Basket Ball.
Maryland vs. Randolph-Macon,
College Park, 8:15.
Georgetown! vs. N. Y. U., New
York.
Central vs. Briarley M. A., Lau
rel, 3:30.
Four Rivals for Crack at
Dunne Usher in 1938
Season at Arena.
By BURTON HAWKINS.
ACH unnicked enough still to
be considered promising, four
youthful lightweights will ush
er in local 1938 boxing tonight
at Turner’s Arena in the first of a
series of bouts arranged by Goldie
Ahearn calculated to narrow the field
to a lone contender for major billing.
Joey Straiges, a product of Camden,
will risk his creamy complexion
against the authoritative right hand
of Eddie Alzek, a New York lad whose
physique is reminiscent of boxing's
horse and buggy era, in an eight
rounder.
Sharing interest with that argument
will be another eight-round fuss in
volving Nick Camarata, rising New
Orleans Italian and Vernon Cormier,
former New England featherweight
champion. The survivors in each in
stance are slated to aim at each other,
with the winner ticketed to meet Irish
Eddie Dunne, the frail, but talented
protege of Benny Leonard.
Camarata a Young Veteran.
A LTHOUGH youthful from the
standpoint of age, at 21, Cama
rata is a seasoned veteran of six years'
campaigning. A recent invasion of
New York found the olive-skinned
Nick winning several scraps and ob
taining glowing notices from Gotham’s
more severe critics, if that means any
thing.
Cormier, however, can match Nick in
both clipping departments. He re
cently completed a highly successful
tour of European rings, and is rated no
worse than even money against Cama
rata by Washington’s gambling clique.
Alzek, patterned after a stringbean,
thus far has maneuvered through less
than two years of boxing rather nicely.
Over that stretch he has compiled a
string of 24 knockouts, and on the
strength of that has been installed a
7-5 favorite to muss Straiges’ impres
sive record.
Joey Is Elusive Target.
JOEY however, is not easy to carve.
A talented boxer, he recently was
kayoed by the sensational Pedro Mon
tanez, but before colliding with that
chilling wallop he produced evidence
he will bear watching by distinctly
outpointing the flashy Puerto Rican
up to the time Pedro landed his per
suader. Straiges easily outpointed
Irish Johnny Dean in his last local
appearance.
A1 Mancine, who has attracted con
siderable notice in bantamweight cir
cles, will launch larrups at Tommy
Rlcco of Camden in a 6-rounder that
hardly suffers in comparison with the
co-features. The 19-year-old Man
cine, a product of Providence, is re
garded highly as a prospect and is
being developed slowly by his man
agement.
Murray Kanner, elongated local
heavyweight, will clash with Jack
Sheridan, New York unknown, in a
6-rounder.
A 4-rounder, slated to get under
way at 8:30 o’clock, lists El Brookman
tiffing with Tommy Hoover in a local
welterweight engagement.
LITTLE HOYAS DROP
GONZAGA GRID GAME
Move May Mean Break Bp of
Private School Entente.
“Irish” Too Strong.
y^/HETHER the only prep school
union Washington ever knew—
the Little Three of Gonzaga, St. John's
and Georgetown Prep—definitely is
broken up, was a matter of conjecture
today with the knowledge that the
Little Hoyas had refused to give
Gonzaga its annual game during the
1938 football season.
Although the local official private
school championship theoretically has
rested among the three for the last
lew years, actually it has been be
tween Gonzaga and St. John’s, George
town Prep being outclassed in meet
ings with each. The Garrett Parkers
were frank in their reason for de
clining to reschedule Gonzaga, stat
ing that the Purple merely was “too
strong.”
Three local high schools—Central,
Eastern and Anacostia—will be played
by Gonzaga in ’38. in addition to St.
John’s. Loyola of Baltimore, Wash
ington-Lee of Ballston and Woodridge
of Elizabeth, N. J„ complete the
schedule. The Woodridge game will
be played in Jersey.
The dates:
FOOTBALL.
.September 23. Anacostia at Eastern;
30. Centr-i at Central.
October 7, Eastern at Eastern; 14.
Loyola at home; 21, Washlmton and
atLaUston, Va.: 28. Woodridge at
Elisabeth. N. J.
November 4, st. John’s, site unsettled.
BASKET BALL,
January 5. Eastern at home: 12. Be
thesaa at home: 14. Hyattsvllle at Hyatts
vllle: 24, Washington and Lee at Ballston,
Va.: 21. St. John's at Tech (night!.
February 2. Eastern at home: 4. Be
thesda at Bethesda: 7. Kendall School st
home; 11. Western at home; 16. St.
John s st Teen.
New Regulars of Colonials Who Meet Ohio State Basketers Here Tonight
BOB FARIS.
GEORGE GARBER.
SID SILKOWITZ.
By PAUL J. MILLER, Jr.
INCH-HITTING for W. B. Mun
delle in the annual New Year
Day simultaneous chess ex
hibition at the Central “Y,”
Anton and Carl Hesse, father and son,
in tandem fashion ripped through the
defenses of their 13 opponents to tally
11 wins, 1 draw (with Robert A. Host
ler), and a lone loss.
Strangely enough the loss was to a
vivacious young madchen by the name
of Edith Johnson, a member of the
Central High Chess Club and also a
regular active member of the Wash
ington Social Chess Divan. •
The 11 over whom the Hesses scored
wins at the "Y” were Maud G. Sewall,
A. L. Pierce. Marcel Propper, Nicholas
Christian, Herndon P. Murray, Robert
Parr, Robert J. Feeney, Helen Mac
Leod, Chester J. Tyschper, Patrick R.
Moylan and L. S. Patterson.
Hostler and Feeney Lead.
CIX stellar school players contended
in the first round of the second
annual interscholastic District chess
championship tournament that opened
January 1 in the boys' department of
the Y. M. C. A.
Robert Hoetler and Robert Feeney,
by downing Jack Silver and Leo
Wiemer in the initial round, regis
tered two points each in the double
robin affair.
Robert Parr won one and drew
one against Roy Millenson. The
winner will become custodian of the
Challenge Trophy for 1938 and re
ceive an individual medal. As Robert
Knox and William Reynolds tied for
the honor last year, each is to receive
an award.
The remaining rounds of the tour
nament will be played weekly at the
Social Chess Lounge, 1336 I street
N.W.
Additional entries may be
accepted up to January 9, pro
vided Chairman Hostler and the
Tournament Committee agree.
Round No. 6 of the team fray of
the Interhigh Cheas Association will
be this Friday afternoon at the lounge,
says President Hostler, and teams
from Tech, Roosevelt, Wilson, Central,
Eastern and Western are notified to
be present by 3:30 o’clock.
In charge of the boys’ department
at the “Y” is W. M. Barrick, who
was engaged in similar work in Essex
County, N. J., for the last six years.
Mr. Barrick is a graduate of Butler
University and hails from TifBn,
Ohio. According to him the “Y” will
continue to co-operate with the Met
HEURICH BASKETERS
SETTING FAST PACE
Victory Over Celt* Is Stiff Exam
ple for Brewer*’ New Eival*
in Pro Field.
JJEPRIVED of their monopoly on
professional basket ball in Wash
ington, with their bid for patronage
threatened by the crack team being
lined up for the Takoma Firemen, the
Heurich Brewers set a high mark for
their future rivals to shoot at when
they whipped the Original New York
Celtics, 44-39, yesterday.
The victory in Itself was an achieve
ment, but the manner in which the
Brewers polished off their highly
touted opponents was the most pleas
ing factor to their supporters.
For not until the third 15-minute
period did the Heurich clan forge into
the lead to stay, the Celtics’ 2-point
margin at the end of the first third
being increased to 3 as the final frame
started.
The Celtics’ dying gesture was a field
goal which gave them the lead for the
last time at 35-34, but Ev Russell came
in to pocket two long ones and Wilson
sent three more through the cords to
put the game on ice.
Lube seal earned the right to meet
Investigation for the first-half cham
pionship of the Heurich Cup League by
nosing out Senate Beer, 31-28, in a
preliminary game.
Heurich. N. Y. Celtics.
_ , . G.F.Pts. GFPts.
Benme.f fi 0 12 Birch.f ft 4 lfl
Wilson.f .410 McDernaott.f 4 .1 11
Goldfaden.e. n o o Herllhy^e ‘ 2 04
Leemans.c o o n Saunders.e _ o o (l
Schoenfeld.g 6 214 Hlckey.g_ 3 2 9
Russell,g- 2 0 4 Banks.!_0 0 C
Zahng_13 5
Totals 19 0 44 Totals-15*9 39
Referee—Mr. Enright.
Five years ago—James H, Crow
ley signed three-year contract a*
bead football eoaeb at Fordham.
ropolitan Chess Association in the
matter of interscholastic matches and
medals for winners of the title last
year soon will be available.
Divan-Morphy Match Delayed.
DECAUSE the current drive for 1938
membership of the Washington
Social Chess Divan will not terminate
until around the middle of this month,
the proposed return 25-board match
between the divan and Paul Morphy
Chess Club will not be held before
January 25, or may be relegated to
February's schedule of activities.
All members of the divan will
gather Wednesday. 8 p.m., Park
side Hotel, to tilt in casual
chess. Prospective members
may attend this meeting.
Thursday evening Prof. Paul Miller
will deliver the first of a scries of
lectures on "Social Chess" and how
to play it. Each lecture, 75 cents;
series of four for $2. Moneys received
to be used to advance the chess pro
gram In the District. Register by
mailing name and fee to Chess Di
rector, Social Chess Lounge, Parkside
Hotel, now.
Averages Nearly 127 With
Occidentals in Effort
to Regain Title.
JOE FRESCHI, lanky member of
the Occidental Restaurant team,
is in a fair way of regaining
the championship of the Dis
trict Duckpin League, Washington's
strongest bowling circuit, according
to figures announced today by Ben
McAlwee, scorer.
Freschi, who won the title season
before last, has averaged 126-23, or
13 pins short of 127, for 36 games
and holds approximately a one-point
margin over a teammate, Astor Clarke,
and Whip Litchfield and Tony San
tini of Convention Hall, his nearest
rivals.
Occidental Restaurant, averaging
618-1 a game, leads the pennant chase
with a two-game edge over Convention
Hall, in second place. The figures:
TEAM STANDING.
W. L. .Pet. T.P.
Occidental Restaurant. 23 13 .638 22.249
Convention Hall _ 18 12 .600 17,97fl
Heurich Brewers_20 16 .555 21.407
Regal Neon Sign_16 14 .5.33 17,786
Tru-Blu _ 15 15 .500 18.014
Lucky 8trike _ 12 18 .400 17.536
Georgetown Recreation 14 22 .388 20.977
Arcadia_ _ 14 22 .388 20.956
Team Records.
St. Sp. H.G. H.S. Ave.
Occidental 121 000 Rfl9 1,969 618-1
Conv'tion Hall 89 469 674 1.857 599-6
Heurich Brew_ 113 530 670 1,874 594-23
Regal Neon _ 97 432 662 1.878 592-26
Tru-Blu _ 8.3 469 692 1.890 600-14
Lucky strike- 87 427 630 1.813 584-9
Georgetown __ 94 532 668 1,863 583-9
Arcadia_111 495 647 1.793 582-4
Individual Averages.
OCCIDENTAL RESTAURANT.
O. St. SP. H.G. H S. Ave.
Freschi_3« 36 117 166 401 126-23
Clarke_ 36 24 134 182 415 125-12
Krauss_ 36 28 11.3 153 426 122-32
P. Wolfe_ 33 22 112 165 423 122-27
Newman_ 36 22 118 155 416 121-16
CONVENTION HALL.
Litchfield ___ 17 13 57 145 413 f25-8
Santlnl _ 30 19 113 160 414 125-5,
Esoey_27 14 89 147 393 120-22
Stott _ 30 22 81 154 407 118-7
Schroth_ 19 6 57 135 357 115-9
Perkin*_ 27 15 71 156 377 114-7
HEURICH BREWERS.
Blakeney ___ 36 29 111 148 409 121-30
Simon _ 36 21 111 146 387 120-3C
Jarman_ 36 28 100 159 384 119-14
W. Smith _._ 36 15 111 145 399 117-2?
Clampitt_ 36 17 98 141 369 114-20
REGAL NEON SIGN.
J. Harrison__ 30 26 93 148 403 124-18
Aiken_ 27 22 77 155 400 120-2
Davis_ 30 17 83 149 372 117-22
J. Anderson _ 30 18 84 136 376 116-28
Rosenberg __ 27 12 81 137 373 116-10
TRU-BLU.
Pacini 30 16 105 171 398 123-12
Hargett_ 30 22 90 158 410 121-16
Misehou_ 30 12 96 153 418 119-20
Keith _ 23 12 71 161 399 119-14
Jenkins_ 7 3 23 127 369 117-2
Megaw_ 30 17 84 146 384 116-28
LUCKY STRIKE.
H. Parsons __ 26 15 86 154 402 121-7
H. Crawley _ 27 21 80 144 396 120-25
N. Lilley __ 20 11 60 162 418 118-1
G. Hoffman. 30 18 77 163 395 115-21
B. Ward_ 7 5 16 130 360 115-2
R. Ward_ 30 13 79 149 .376 112-2<
Gooding_ 10 4 22 131 326 109-7
GEORGETOWN RECREATION.
E. Nash_ 36 21 128 152 413 122-31
Shugrue _ 27 13 72 177 416 118-11
Dimisa _____ 27 19 71 157 387 116-21
Talbert _ 33 10 105 146 392 116-11
Saylor _ 12 7 38 127 373 114-11
Nicholson ___ 24 12 63 137 358 112-lf
ARCADIA.
Oochenour __ 86 30 100 isr 403 121-lf
P. Harrison . 83 25 91 1|
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CHECKS PRIZE LIST
FORSTARTOURNEY
Statistician Ebersole Has
Bulky Job—Three Late
Rollers Shine.
ARVTL.LE EBERSOLE. secretary
of the Washington City Duck
pin Association, had his hands
full today as official statisti
cian of The Evening Star tournament,
which ended Saturday night after
several weeks of competition in which
3,238 men and women engaged, mak
ing it by far the largest event in
Washington bowling history.
Before the pay-off, in which *500
in cash and two gold medals will be
distributed. Ebersole must check the
scores and handicaps of the leaders.
One of his tasks is to review the
scores rolled at all alleys to find the
winners of special $5 awards that go
with high game and high set from
scratch in the preliminary and final
rounds. Some of the alleys did not
make reports on these.
Three Men Edged Out.
'T'HREE men were edged from the
unofficial list of prize winners
Saturday night when Mounts Defifln
baugh shot 27-670 at Silver Spring
and Frank Guethler 18-667, and John
. Allsop 67-665 at the Queenpin. The
disappointed contestants were Dave
Groth, at the Recreation, who was
seventeenth; Brownie Lemerise, at the
Lucky Strike, eighteenth, and Robert
L. McKeever, at the Recreation, nine
teenth.
To John Shenos, Recreation entry,
with 40-730, and Georgia Hays, Sil
ver Spring, with 20-633, go the top
prizes of $50 and a gold medal, but
perhaps the starriest performance of
the tournament was that of young
Billy Stalcup of Rosslyn, who shot
the high scratch score of the event,
703, to finish second with 20-733.
Following are the last scores turned
in on the final, mostly postponed aet«:
BETHERDA.
Women.
_ . „ _ Hep. Ttl. Hep. Ttl.
Dot Flack... 60 640 T.Robinson. 37 628
Men.
L. Robinson. 40 669 D.Featon... 40 594
B. Duvall — 47 486 N.Sheety.._ 55 565
A..Duvall... 50 637 A.Harry_ 65 564
M. Segrlte... 37 682 G.Toth _ 65 627
LPugh ... 35 610 G Lincoln.. 20 575
L.Featon- 60 606 C.Riggs_ 45 642
QUEEN PIN.
Men.
Hep. Ttl. Hep. Ttl.
H.Canella... 55 572 N.Prather... 40 549
W.Brown .. 66 690 W.Mitchell- 65 540
W Quigley.. 45 582 E.Cole ... 60 68S
J Allson ... 67 665 FGuethler.. 18 667
E.Kelley— 65 535 G.Honey_ 18 664
C. Smlth- 20 601 F Nelson _ .. 65 692
C.Alford- 67 658 E.Whttt'gton 55 572
H.Brown 32 609 W.Wilson . 63 550
E.Anderson 65 617 W.Freeman. 52 664
C.Sanderson 57 604 V.Poldlnale. 35 589
P Pizza ... 38 599 J.Havenner. 67 653
C.Ouyther.. 35 582 L.McKenzle. 67 517
NORTHEAST TEMPLE.
Men.
, Hep. Ttl. Hen. Ttl
E.Shanks— 30 814 H.MIller ... 65 565
ONeilUr... 65 §11 G.Hargett_ 20 564
J.Grlst- 63 610 G Harbln... 65 55fl
gfates 43 590 J.Pestell_ 43 653
W LWea 0:; 88 g?g H Fowler 68 662
SILVER SPRING.
Men.
„ _ . Hep. Ttl. Hep. Ttl.
McCarty... 75 537 F.W.Miller.. 60 467
F.Xanten. .. 27 587 S.F.Price ._ 75 613
M-pefflnb'fh 27 670 H.Sheskin .. 40 549
Lee Rothteb 30 653 R.W.Hopklng 32 626
ARCADIA.
_ _ Hep. Ttl. Hep. Ttl.
R.Buah- 48 621 R.Glavln_ 48 616
RENDEZVOUS.
Men.
BPUdey— 117 108 94 96 98C?3^566
SSSf.--- 106 122 92 131 45—602
M®rrlan_ 119 100 93 102 96 60—670
aS5“- Hi .97 106 87 94 57—672
H5 98 112 97 53—678
SS?.te— J?3 i34 125-115 112 30—619
113 119 97 96 107 60—682
Wood*... 110 108 114 122 139 20—611
Q138 US 104 84 83 33—570
Kaschuh. 114 104 100 85 125 30—668
DpS*;r»V- H5 104 1°4 102 98 38—Ml
f;S.itrlck- HZ 11* 97 125 105 38—696
few® — 11? }9S lll 86 84 65—676
ihl--HZ H7 98 140 90 68—603
R52»— HZ 129 88 l27 93 63—617
H§ 1?4 127 97 89 43—605
lP* Jl«k 108 98 99 104 85 68—562
T.Hudson 92 120 107 103 87 70—579
^Stewart 101 86 98 104 80 65—532
SrlSRi1— .92 HI 118 1°9 1°° 45—576
Martel 112 108 109 96 101 58—584
B. Parsons 113 137 97 99 116 —562
X'5f®“et Hi 10n 112 l28 101 55—607
^ Walters 113 119 81 103 107 43—566
T.Mudd 1.37 114 118 128 103 25—625
H.Blumel 155 123 97 109 118 35—637
A Jenkins 136 95 100 90 112 43—676
Werner 100 129 97 126 82 75—609
McLarney 139 108 106 127 106 58—643
Woodward 115 114 115 104 109 40—597
Gibson 98 132 128 115 100 60—623
Throck'n 126 95 110 116 124 40—610
J.Woods. 109 115 113 105 117 48—607
Moon- 105 115 96 121 104 68—609
' HYATTSVILLE.
Women.
Davidson 99 102 96 97 95 50—538
Saunders 114 90 88 110 100 65—567
Tyne 81 117 108 99 95 55—555
A.Daut— -98 86 109 108 107 45—651
C. Hiser.. 103 103 108 9l 111 22—538
GHobbs- 84 1Q0 98 84 98 60—521
Turner.. 84 90 102 97 87 60^520
H-HUer.. |4 112 91 102 91 37—517
ife?.-. I? ?! St 5818 »8
Torrid Duckpin War Between
Almas and Masonic Loopers
Starts Tomorrow at Temple
1"AHE first five games of a 10-game
series between bowlers of the
* Almas Temple and Masonic
Leagues is slated for tomorrow
night at the Almas Temple Hall . . .
The tussle brings together the high
average rollers of each loop . . . Which
makes the Almas crew for the leenth
time 100-to-l shots to win . . . Yet
few matches held during the season
can compare in honest-to-goodness
enthusiasm with the Masons’ party
. . . The Almas Temple line-up will
include George L. Isemann, N. D. P.
B. C. secretary; Sam Rice, for 18 years
a Griff outfielder; Tom Courtney, Carl
Werner, Louis Rose and Ray Cross
. . . Two bowlers of national rank,
Whip Litchfield and Sam Simon, are
members of the Masonic League team
. . . They’ll have strong support what
with such fine rollers as Bill Wolfe,
Paul Schlosser, Otey Brown, E. C.
Bittenbender and Harry Dixon.
There’s a bowling war going on
out at College Park ... In the first
skirmish the Raynor (All-Stars?) de
feated the King Fish Herring bombers
by a margin of 18 sticks . . . Rushed
in to pinch-bowl, Fisher turned the
tide for the Raynors with 118, top
game of the battle . . . Nate Miller
led the victors with 313 . . . Phil
Raynor's 311 was tops for the los
ing side.
A. & P. Leaders Slowed.
T OSING a tilt to Sparkle, the Sunni
fleld rollers had their lead cut to
two games in the A. & P. League when
the second-place Bonday crew swept
Our Own with Buck Schmidt’s 327
high . . . Nectar pulled up to a flag
contending position when Capt. Dick
Haddaway’s 348 featured a shiltout
of Condor ... 8 O’clock held to third
place by trimming Red Circle in the
odd one . . . Jim Holland, the loop’s
high average roller, who just missed
qualifying in The Star tournament
with a 605 at Lucky Strike, shot top
set of 368 in Sultana's 2-1 win from
Mayfair.
Joe Elliott, who was Instrumental in
rounding up 22 contestants from his
Terminal Ice League for the Yuletide
singles classic at Silver Spring, sends
in the dope showing the Browns
leading the loop by six games . . .The
Browns also hold season team marks
with 1,627 and 573 .. . Maxwell’s 148
and Deacon's 390 are the top indi
vidual counts . . . Elliott, himself, is
the high shooter with a 109 average
and the strike leader with 28 . . .
In spares Elliott is tied with Den
nis . . Each has 93.
Four Tied At Silver Spring.
/CAROLINE HISER boosted her top
^ Ladles Suburban League average
to better than 108 when she mowed
the maples at Silver Spring for a
season set record of 306. She was
also a leader with 109 spares . . .
With the season half over the pennant
scramble Is among four teams, Lasaras
Restaurant, R. E. A. Cleaners, Na
tional Ale and Bheridan Grill, dead
locked for the lead . . . Mayfair
Liquor is only a game back in the
exciting chase . . . Ruth Rothgeb
with 107-33 and Georgia Hays with
107-18 are in a high-average battle,
despite Miss Hiser’s recent big set
. . . Alma Schulte, the loop’s scorer,
is hitting the maples for 102-3 with
Georgiana Beauty Shop . . . Over in
the Silver Spring Ladies loop she
needs only 101 to tie with Ruth Roth
geb for top position . . . Shepherd
Park Restaurant with a postponement
to roll, is a game in front of Long
fellow Food Shop and. two in the
van of Congress Wallpaper ... 8.
E. A. bowlers are the Sanlco League
leaders . . . Jumbo Bread in the
runner-up position is two games be
hind, with Meats and Warehouse
close up . . . From all appearances
Tom Bradford will win the average
championship pulled up. He’s five
points in thVlead with 118.
“COUTHPAW bowlers, look to your
^ laurels," warns Kenny Beck,
scorer for the Takoma Suburban
League, who has watched Joe Judge's
average steadily increase from a mere
100 to 111 for the season . . . The
former flrst-sacker of the Griffs lacks
none of his baseball grace on the
mapleways .. . Takoma Billiards, loop
leaders, are three games in front of
Brooke Shade Shop . . . Counts of
640-1,784 give the latter club the
season’s record totals . . . George
Honey, Queen Pin manager, with 117
28, is being trailed in average by
Clarence Appier and Jim Boteler . . .
Appier is only 17 back ... All three
are tied for high strikes with 29
each.
After battling all season Jack Tal
bert, just before the Christmas halt
passed Sam Benson for top averagi
in the Georgetown Commercial Leagui
. . . Jack is 15 sticks up with 118-41
. . . On percentage points Fred Men'i
Shop is showing the way to Jeflersor
Spring and Stohlman . . . Daly’i
Buffet, Palmer Beverage, Smith ant
Butler Garage and Chappell Billiard)
are shoving the leaders . . . Bucl
Jenkins and Benson are tied, with 3:
strikes . , . George (Pinkey) Bradt’i
419 set is a season record.
Ed Schlegel, the Georgetown pit
boss, rolling 372 for his initial set
aided Bunker Hill to regain the to]
rung in the American Legion loop . .
Nich Chaconas’ only league effort wa
357 recently. However, Tom Court
ney is the real leader of the forme
doughboys, with 113-9 for 22 games.
With an even 95 for 24 games, M
Willard of the second-place Kelle
Memorial team is far and away th
top roller in the Ladles’ Christian En
deavor League . . . Gun ton Tempi
is in the van of the pennant chas
by three games . . . D. Turner c
Gunton Temple and A. Robinson o
Wallace are the high-game and high
set recordholders, with 128 and 31!
respectively.
King David's 36 wins and 12 losse
give this crew of fine rollers first plac
in the Masonic League . .. Centennia
and Hiram are running neck and nec
in the runner-up spot . . . Barrister’
670 team game and Lebanon No. T
1,824 team set are season record)
which likely will be standing whe
the season closes . . . Whip Litch
field's 123-31 is making Sam Simo
hustle.
Keller Hu Fine Record.
TT ELLER, with a reoord of 30 win
out of 33 games rolled, is toppin
the Ladies’ Lutheran Church Leagu
at the Arcadia . . . Edith Biggs,
Star tournament qualifier from th
Eastern Star League at Lucky Strife
is the leading girl roller, with a 1
average . . .Trinity No. 1, which owr
the season’s high set of 1,426, is tt
runner-up, two games in the va
of the third-place Grace quintet.
Breech Mechanism rollers and Mil
eellaneous No. 1 Shop are deac
locked in the pennant chase in tt
Columbia Lodge, No. 174, League . .
Abe Beavers of Tool Shop is top shoo'
er, with 118 . . . Alfred Birminghar
the record-smashing youngster of la
spring’s city tournament, is the loop
leading strike maker, with 32.
Accounts and Engineering ai
jammed at the top of the Publ
Works Recreational League, with Pei
sonnel at their heels . . . Charles 1
Green, who sends in the loop's hig
lights, has B. Franklin down as tc
roller with 109-26, and high set rol
er with 406 .. . Winning two game
the Cronies shrunk the pace-se
ting Abe Selsky team lead to tv
games in the Hebrew loop . . . Hig
sets for the week were J. Himmelfarb
362, Sammy Bortnick's 357 and 5
Weinberg’s 361 .. . The Cronies an
Owls are tied for second place.
Benmacks are riding three gam<
in front of the National Capital Leagi
flag chase, with Jalepes’ Restaurai
and Washington Canoe tied for secon
. . . Lou Ruche is top shooter, wit
119-7 . . . Charlie GrOff, who sh<
682 in The Star finals, is the league
leading striker, with 30 to his credi
RIGGS SEEDED NO. 1
IN BILTMORE TENNI!
- •
Grant, Winner of 1937 Tonrne
in Upset of Budge, I» Placed
at No. 2.
/"'•ORAL GABLES, FI*., Jan.
^ Bobby Riggs, young Chicago »
star who climbed to the No. 2 apt
among American players in thre
years, came here in quest of ne'
honors today in the Miami Blltmor
Tennis Tournament.
Officials ranked him first in th
field of 58 players, with the might
atom of the courts, Bryan (Bitsy
Grant of Atlanta, seeded No. 2. Th
pair offered a possibility of flreworl
in the finals.
Grant was dropped from third 1
fourth place in national rankings th:
year, and is out to show the tenn:
world he was undeserving of the d«
motion. Riggs has his eye on th
Davis Cup team and is fresh froi
•victory at the Sugar Bowl in New Ot
leans.
COLONIALS STRIVE
FORHUF1E
Gophers’ Conquerors Clash
With Formidable Ohio
State Five Tonight.
By BIIX_ DISMER, JR.
vrsva V* W*c VAJiUUJCM I1VC8
of 1934-37 seeks to climb another
rung on the ladder of fame tonight
when It meets Ohio State at Tech
gym.
It will be the second major gams
In three nights for the unbeaten Co
lonials who on Saturday made their
first bid for national recognition by
stopping another Big Ten team, hith
erto undefeated Minnesota.
The varsities will take the floor
some time around 8:30 o’clock, or as
soon as a preliminary game between
the G. W. Pro6h and Devitt, sched
uled to start at 7:30, is finished.
Although *1.10 again will be the
admission price, even that fapcy figure
for District basket ball games Is not
likely to leave many vacant seats.
Hundreds were clamoring to give away
a buck-ten had they been able to get
to the ticket-seller Inside the same
gym on Saturday.
Giant Center Formidable.
QNE of the two teams to whip Min
nesota last year, Ohio State in
vades tonight with something which
oost G. W. an important game last
year—a giant center.
As Loyola had in Mike Novak, a
6-foot-9 young man who almost
single-handed snapped George Wash
ington’s undefeated home record in
1938-7, Ohio State has In Bill Sattler
a 6-foot-7 tap-off man. The big dif
. ference, of course, lies in the fact that
because of the new rules, Sattler will
be Jumping against Jack Butterworth,
G. W.’s center, only two scheduled
times—at the beginning of each half.
But that will not prevent the
elongated middle man from exerting
his superior reach under the baskets,
where it is said to be virtually im
possible to stop him from retrieving
any ball which fails to find the cords.
■ It would behoove the colonials, there
, fore, to be extremely careful about
i their shooting tonight, for nearly
: every missed aim seems certain of
i falling into the big fellow's hands. ;
Colonials and Buckeye* Even.
Q W. and Ohio State have not
* met since they broke even in
two games two years ago and the
only members remaining from the
1935-6 teams now are captains at
their respective schools. Capt. Jim
, McDonald, star guard of the Buckeyes,
and Capt. Tom O’Brien, crack set
| shot artist of the Colonials, will be the
two to renew acquaintances.
! Ohio State’s line-up will be com
| pleted by Dick Baker and Jimmy
. Hull, a pair of sharp-shooting for
wards, and Dan Prewitt, a new guard.
Only California has beaten Ohio
1 State this season which finds the
, Buckeyes with a victorious record in
' their four other games. Their 20
| point margin over the University of
, Baltimore Saturday night was slightly
f better than that hung up by O. W„
f which beat the Orioles, 43-29.
The same five Colonials who started
against Minnesota will take the floor
’ tonight. They will be O’Brien and
5 Bob Paris at forwards, Butterworth
, at center and George Garber and Sid
I Silkowitz at guards. Paris’ work Sat
t urday was a revelation, the big junior
5 accounting for 13 points against the
Gophers.
: TABLE TENNIS LOOP
’ GAINS IN STRENGTH
g
? Six Teams Added to Government
Section as Flay Is Resumed
e After Holidays.
>• in the Greater
® Washington Table Tennis League
8 will be resumed tonight after a lapse
e over the holiday period. Six mutches,
n three in class A and three in the Gov
ernment division, are scheduled.
Interest in the latter, incidentally,
- is increasing daily and six additional
* teams representing Federal offices will
• start the second half. This new aec
■ tion will begin on Thursday.
*• At the end of the year the Govern
•t ment champion will play the winner
8 of the play-off match between the
champions of the Monday and 'Hiurs
e day sections of class A.
c Tonight’s schedule in class A
~ for the Ramblers to meet the Oilers,
"■ Georgetown to meet the Virginia Stars
h and the Boosters to meet the Paddlere.
P In the Government League It will be
l* Agriculture vs. Procurement, Internal*
». Revenue vs. W. P. A. and Social Se
1- eurlty vs. Treasury,
o
5 FACE BIG SPORTS WEEK
[. _
d The Boys* club of Washington has
announced a program of varied sports
8 for this week as follows:
Tonight—Indoor Baseball,
j Braves v»- Giants (Junior). 6:18 p.m.)
d All-Stars vs. Purdue (Intermediate). 7:15
h p m
t Tuesday—Basket Ball.
Merrtck Boys' Club vs. Georgetown Boys*
S Club. 6:18 p.m.: Boys’ Club tfeetwlngs vs.
t Arlington A. C.. 7:15: Georgetown B. O.
“ vs. Northeast B. C.. 8:16.
Wednesday—Basket Ball.
B. C. Cardinals vs. Northeast B. O.. 6:181
Merrick B. C. vs. Police No. 8. 7:16i Po»
lice No. 6 vs. Vienna B. C. 8:15.
^ Thursday—Soccer,
a Giants vs. Red Box (Junior). 6il6.
* Thursday—Touch Football.
Cubs vs. Yanks (Intermediate). TlU,
Friday—Touch Football.
Y Olants vs. Braves (Junior). 6)16.
Friday—Soccer.
Ail-Stars vs. Yanke (Intermediate). 7)15.
Saturday—Volley Ball.
Giants vs. Braves (Junior). 10:46 a.m.
• Saturday—Basket Ball.
>t Georgetown B. C. vs. B. C. Celtics. 3:16:
,. B. C. Falcons vs. Northeast B. C- 8:00:
1 B. C. Americans vs. Georgetown B. C.. 3:45.
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' RENAISSANCE VICTOR.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Jan. I UP).—
e The New York Renaissance profee
y slonal basket ball team easily defeated
) the Kautsky A. C. of this city, 47-37,
e here yesterday.
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