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SPORTS SECTION B—4 WASHINGTON, D. C., JANUARY 9, 1938. Stymie Rule Is Modified for Year as Trial Only by U. S. G. A. LEEWAY GREATER FOR SNOT AT CUP Eased Code Is Expected to Check Protests—Walker Cup Team Chosen. By BILL BOM. Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK. Jan. 8.—The United States Golf Association today named a 1938 Walker Cup golf team of nine players and two alternates, to be captained by Francis Ouimet. and adopted a one year modification of the stymie rule. The makeup of the team which will meet the British at St. Andrews, Scot land, June 3-4. occasioned little sur prise. In addition to Ouimet, Boston veteran, who has been a member of each squad since the matches were in augurated in 1922, the men invited to be on the team were; Johnny Goodman of Omaha, Nebr., national amateur champion; Ray Bil lows of Poughkeepsie, N. Y„ runner up to Goodman at Portland, Oreg., last August : Johnny Fischer of Cin cinnati, 1936 titleholder and 1937 semi-finalist; Marvin (Bud) Ward of Olympia. Wash.: Reynolds Smith, Dallas. Tex.: Fred Haas, jr„ of New Orleans, intercollegiate champion: Charles (Chuck) Kocsis of Detroit and Charles R. Yates of Atlanta, Ga. Named as alternates in case any of the above men decline the invitation or cannot compete were T. Suffern Tailer of New York and Don Moe of Portland, Oreg. Moe, a member of the international squad in 1930, 6taged a comeback last year that car- j ried him to the quarter finals, where ! he lost to Goodman by 2 and 1. Stymie Rule Revised. rFHE U. S. G. A. Executive Com A mittee, which reported the team ielections to the annual meeting, also drafted the substitute stymie rule, which is to be in effect for one year •'as a trial only.” The present rule states that when the balls are lying on the green with in fi inches of each other, the one rearer the hole may be lifted. The modification adds that the ball lying ! nearer the hole also may be lifted ; if it is within 6 inches of the hole, re- j gardless of the position of the other : ball. Retiring President John G. Jack eon explained that the Executive Com mittee felt the modification- would •'eliminate a good many causes of complaint,” and that “there is no solution of the stymie problem that would be satisfactory to even-body.” While pointing to the fact that the original stymie rule was drafted be fore the days of the lively ball and fast greens, the Executive Committee also expressed the opinion that "it w-ould not be desirable to eliminate a feature which has been part of the game for over a hundred years without giving a thorough trial to modifications which may remove the ; principal objections to the stymie! and at the same time preserve it in ; match play.” One Walker Cup Surprise. Z~kTHER steps which had been sug gested a year ago, some of them tried out in 1937 by sectional associa tions, were (1) abolish the stymie, (2) retain it without change, (3) per- ; mlt the player farther away from the hole to concede his opponent’s putt (tried in 1920 and abandoned, (4) j confine the present rule to self-laid j stymies, (5) expand the original 6 Inch limitation to 12 inches. The Walker Cup selections con tained only one minor surprise, that of Toiler for alternate. Beaten by Medalut Roger Kelly of Los Angeles in the'first round at Portland, he nevertheless has a good match-play record and went to the fifth round at Garden City in 1936. Of the nine tentative “regulars,” four, in addition to Ouimet, who was non-playing captain, were on the team two years ago. They are Goodman, Fischer, Smith and Yates. Billows. Haas, Koscis and Ward are ' outstanding members of the younger ! crop. Koscis, intercollegiate champion I in 1936, lost to Billows in the round i of 16 at Portland; Ward, a terrific hitter, took Goodman to the 36th in the semi-finals after beating Haas in a 21-hole fourth-round match, and Billows, who bowed to Goodman in the 1936 quarter-finals at Garden City, battled him to the last green in the Portland final, Goodman winning 2 up. TOESIDES Kelly, Tailer’s conqueror, others believed to have been in the running were Willie Turnesa, Met ropolitan champion; Frank Strafaci, former public links titleholder, known chiefly for his medal play ability; Paul Leslie, who was Haas' teammate and roommate at Louisiana State, and Harry Givan and Albert (Scotty) Campbell of the 1936 squad. Eagles’ Point-Getter Also Can Pass * Sam Hickey, lanky American University forward, led the Eagles to a 39-to-38 victory over Catholic University last night at Brookland by scoring 12 points. Hickey’s ability, however, did not stop with his ability to score. Here he is shown tripping and passing in the same motion. George Brown grabbed the ball and it all ended perfectly—for the Eagles. Brown passed to Emerson Bartlett, shown at the far right, and Bartlett dribbled down for a tivo pointer. —Photo by Elwood Baker, Star Staff. Norton and Wheeler Lead Terps to 42-27 Win at Lexington. By the Associated Press. LEXINGTON. Va„ Jan. 8—Vir ginia Military Institute and Maryland basketers staged a fast, nip-and-tuck game here lonight until midway during the sec ond half, when Charlie Norton, tower ing center, and Waverley Wheeler,! guard, went on a scoring spree to put Maryland well ahead. 42 to 27. Norton tallied 16 points and Wheeler made 14. The score was tied three times and the lead changed hands the same number of times in the first 10 min utes, but Norton, with a sensational one-hand shot with his back to the basket, put Maryland ahead to stay. Andy Trzeciak and Eddie Gayle kept the Keydets in the game during the i first, half, which ended with V. M. I.! trailing, 17 to 14. Wheeler Gets Hot. ^flNSTON COLEMAN scored first in I the second half to bring the Cadets within 2 points of a tie. and with 10 minutes to go Maryland had only a 5-point lead. Then Wheeler, who scored all of his points after inter mission, broke under the net repeat edly for 2-pointers that increased the Maryland lead. The Cadets played a good floor game but were badly off in shooting, making ; only 11 field goals in 66 attempts from j the floor and sinking only 5 free! throws in 16 tries. V. M. I. G.F.Pts. Maryland G.F.Pts. Gayle.f 3 ] 7 Knepley.f 0 2 2 i Simpson.f 1 o 2 Wheeler.f I ft 4 14 i Shu.f .10 2 Johnson. ! _ 1 0 2 Coleman.e _ 2 1 ft Reamer.c o o o Read.g .12 4 Norton.e __ 7 2 10 Trzeciak.g. .. 3 17 Mulitz.g .oil Rea.g 0 0 0 McCarthy.g Oil MondorfT.g o o o Headley g___ .3 0 0 Totals 11 ft 27 Totals 16 10 42 SOUTHEASTERN BOWS Loyola Too Fast for D. C. Quint In Baltimore Fray. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, Jan. 8.—Paced by Bremer and Stachem the Loyola Col lege cage team registered its third victory of the season in five starts by defeating Southeastern University of Washington tonight. 44 to 26. Loyola. G.F.Pts. S’theastern. G.FPt.s. Stachem t 6 0 12 Alberts.f ■ 2 7 11 Clancey.f _ 1 1 3 Madden.f l l 3 Kelly.! . _ 12 4 Callow.! 1 n 2 Keech.f 0 1 1 Alexander.c Oil Barczak.c 0 1 1 Markland.g 0 3 3 Cummings.c 0 2 2 Haskell.g 113 Wayson.g 3 1 7 Batten.g __ 1 1 3 Bremer,g . 0 2 14 Totals 17 10 44 Totals _ ~fl 14 20 -•--r— CARDS BUY GARDENER. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 8 OP).—1The Cardinals tonight announced the pur chase of Elvin (Buster) Adams, 21, outfielder, from Sacramento, their coast league farm. He hit .229 last year. All Griff Gaines Go on Radio Home Battles on Air This Year for First Time as Nats’ Stubborn Boss Relents. CLARK GRIFFITH, stanch graybeard of baseball and bitter foe of radio in major league parks, fell yester t day before the moguls of the air-* £ ways and surrendered the Na if tionals' 1938 American League games, both at home and abroad, to a cereal company and the ether waves. For the first time in history the Nats’ home games will be broad cast direct from Griffith Stadium. Away from the local park the games will be broadcast via the wire system which has been in vogue here for the last few sea sons. Griffith unblushingiy confessed the idea is strictly on trial. “I only signed a one-year contract," ha said. "I want to see how It works out. Up to now Z have al a ways been opposed to broadcasting home games on the grounds that it keeps customers away from the ball park. A good many people,, however, have asked that we broad cast local games and so I am will ing to give it a trial.” Griffith did not mention that he was paid a fat sum of money for the radio privileges. The amount was not named, but base ball club owners have been getting fairly stiff fees. Nearly all the major league cities have surrendered home games to radio, with New York and Pitts burgh notable exceptions. Arch McDonald, one of the best baseball radio commentators in the country and a prime favorite in Washington since 1934, will han dle the “mike” at the ball park. f. b. a. Sports Program For Local Fans TODAY. Basket Ball. Heurich Brewers vs. Kingston Colo nials, Twenty-sixth and D streets N.W., 3:30. Takoma Firemen vs. Dorsey Mar keters, Takoma Fire Department gym, 8:30. TOMORROW. Basket Ball. George Washington vs. Elon, Tech High gym, 8:30. Georgetown vs. Temple, College Park, Md, 8:15. George Washington Frosh vs. Wash ington-Lee High. Tech High gym, 7:30. Howard vs. North Carolina State Negro College, Howard gym, 8. Boxing. George Abrams vs. Red Finnegan, ; eight rounds, feature bout, Turner's Arena, 8:30. TUESDAY. Basket Ball. Catholic University vs. John Mar shall, Catholic University gym, 8:15. American University vs. Johns Hop- ' kins, Baltimore, Md. Roosevelt vs. Eastern, Tech High gym (public high title seriesi, 3:30. Central vs. Tech, Tech High gym (public high title series», 4:15. Western vs. Washington-Lee High, Western High gym. 4. Woodward vs. Friends, Y. M. C. A. gym. 3:30. Montgomery-Blair vs. National Training School, Silver Spring, Md, 3:30. Howard vs. North Carolina State Negro College, Howard gym, 8. WEDNESDAY. Basket Ball. Maryland vs. Georgetown, Tech High gym, 8:15. Central vs. Georgetown Prep, Gar rett Park, Md, 3:30. George Washington High vs. Mary land Frosh, College Park, Md, 4. Bethesda-Chevy Chase vs. Gonzaga, Gonzaga gym, 3:30. THURSDAY. Basket Ball. Catholic University vs. St. Thomas, Scranton, Pa. Wrestling. Bronko Nagurski vs. John Sullivan, feature match, Turner's Arena, 8:30. FRIDAY. Basket Ball. Catholic University vs. Villanova, Philadelphia, Pa. Wilson Teachers vs. Shippensburg Teachers, Wilson gym, 8. Wilson vs. Eastern, Tech High gym (public high title series), 7:30. Tech vs. Western, Tech High gym (public high title series), 8:15. Roosevelt vs. Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Md., 3:30. Montgomery-Blair vs. Landon, Lan don gym, 3:30. St. Alban’s vs. Friends, Friends gym, 3:30. Washington-Lee High vs. Fred ericksburg High, Balls ton, Va.. 8. George Washington High vs. Thomas Jefferson, Richmond, Va. SATURDAY. Basket Ball. Maryland vs. Duke, College Park, Md., 8. Catholic University vs. St. Joseph's, Rochester, N. Y. , Wilson Teachers vs. Wyomissing Tech., Wilson gym, 8. Gallaudet vs. Southeastern Univer sity. Gallaudet gym, 8. Montgomery-Blair vs. Charlotte Hall, Silver Spring, Md.. 8. George Washington High vs. John Marshall, Richmond, Va. Howard vs. Kentucky State, How ard gym, 8. Boxing. Maryland vs. Duke, College Park, Md., 8. ARMY CRUSHES HOPKINS Brinker Leads Cadets to 53-23 Win Over Marylanders. WEST POINT, N. Y., Jan. 8 OP).— Army met with little opposition from Johns Hopkins on the basket ball court today and the Cadets took a game from the Marylanders, 53 to 23. Cadet Brinker was high scorer with 11 points on three field goals and five points from the foul line. Army led all the way, having a 25 to-8 advantage at fcatt time. CLARKE KITS 2.064 D. C. Ace First to Triumph Two Years in Row in U. S. Pin Stakes. Special Dispatch to The Star WATERBURY, Conn.. Jan. 8. —Astor Clarke, shooting a 15-game score of 2,064,1 won the United States! Sweepstakes here tonight at the Mat tatuck Recreation drives. In winning the top prize of SI.000, the Washing ton duckpin wizard became the first | bowler in the country to win a na tional stake event two years in suc cession. His five-game blocks were 730. 664 and 670. Washington bowlers collected $1,525 of the $2,750 total prizes when Joe Harrison, with 2,025. finished third to . pocket $300. Gene Hargett shot 1.977 j for sixth place and $125. Bill Krauss. j rolling 707 for his second set. won j a $50 block prize, and Ollie Pacini got his entry fee back with a 161 game. Little Mike Bogino of Hartford, trailing Clarke throughout the hectic 15-game struggle, finished in second place with 2.036. He was paid $500 for chalking up sets of 710, 647 and 679. A Connecticut Blue Ribbon team mate. Pat Rooney, won ■ $200 for his fourth-place total of 2.007. His block counts were 664. 680 and 653. Connecticut Men Collect. YYrATERBURY put a roller in the money when Rene Duchene shot 1.992 for fifth place, which was worth $150. The newcomer in national stake events shot 656. 664 and 672 five-game sets. Seventh place went to Charley Kebert of Manchester. Conn., with a score of 1,963. His purse was $100. The last money place of $75 went to Steve Witkowski of Middletown, Conn with 1,962. Tomorrow Clarke will captain the Occidental All-Stars against the Cap ital five In team, doubles and singles matches at Middletown, Conn. Washington scores other than Clarke's: Blakcney -Hits snn flfio—l.nis Santini - 544 566 5i.i_i.fi-,6 Haraett _ H57 i!4H 874—1,677 Pacini - «fi7 (147 616—i.<V’S Parsons -8.7.7 H45 8.77 i.oio Jrmbi —--- 577 874 576—1.8.70 P. Wolf - 81.7 585 800—1,8(15 J. Harrison_ 844 861 7"0_".(y’5 B. Krauss _65] 707 565 7 6'’3 Jerry Cowden- 553 656 628—1'840 WINMILL IS ELECTED By the Associated Press. WARRENTON, Va., Jan. 8.—Rob ert C. Winmill of New York and Warrenton was elected vice chairman of the Virginia Gold Cup Race Com mittee at the committee's first 1938 meeting. E. Astley Cooper, former chairman, was made chairman ex officio. The committee set Saturday, May 7, for the running of the Gold Cup race. Can’t Hold Him . ASTOR CLARKE, Washington ace, who last night for the second straight year won the classic United States Duckpin Sweepstakes, held at Waterbury, Conn. —Star Staff Photo. EAGLES OPING CARDINALS’ FIVE Hang Up 39-38 Victory in Dazzling Struggle That Is Tied Seven Times. By FRANCIS E. STAN. HE little college from the other end of town, American Uni versity, brought a punch up from the floor last night to win a basket ball thriller from Catholic University, 39 to 38, in what marked a renewal of athletic relations between the two schools. A crowd of 2,000 filed Into the Brookland gymnasium and if what they saw wasn’t good basket ball it at least was exciting. Nine times during the game the lead changed hands and seven times the game was tied up. With only a minute left to play and the American University side of the gymnasium in an uproar, Catholic’s Whitey Ambrose made a dying bid to come from behind. With the score standing at 39 to 35, the big forward darted close for a try at the basket and was fouled. He made it good and followed a moment later with a snow bird. Again, with the timekeeper’s horn upraised. Ambrose grabbed the ball and dribbled dowrn the floor, but be fore he could shoot it w-as all over. Ambrose i* Sharpshooter. A MBROSE emerged as the individual star. The husky blond boy, a center in football, pocketed seven field goals and three foul shots for 17 points, but his amazing shooting could not equal the superior passing and de fensive play of the Eagles. Only twice in the game did eltner team hold any kind of a lead. In the first half American forged to a 4-point margin, with the score 1M, and early in the second period the Cardi nals bounced back to take a 25-20 lead. But for the most part only a -point or two separated the quints as they battled fiercely to draw first blood in their new rivalry. Hero of the Eagles was Sam Hickey, a lean forward with an aim as deadly ! as that of Ambrose. It was Hickey j who kept the Eagles in the game dur i ing the opening half which ended | with American holding a precarious j 18-17 lead, and Hickey who did much of the whittling when the Cardinals j took the lead at the start of the sec ond half and ran up a 25-to-20 edge. Cardinals' Passing Is Poor. C^ATHOLICS bad passing cost the j ball game. The football stars, ! Irish Carroll, Rocro Pirro and Am i brose were wild with their downcourt heaves and the Eagles made the most of it. The Cards showed little team work but left the game chiefly up to Ambrose to win or lose. Whitey did his share but he wasn't quite enough. With Catholic leading by 25-20, George Brown of the Eagles dropped a 2-pointer under the basket and Doug Rogers followed to make it 24-25, with the Cards still ahead. Then Hugo! Schultze followed with a third straight American score and the Eagles were I ahead, 26-25. Here the game see-sawed, but with the score tied at 33-33 and 5 minutes of play remaining the Eagles pulled away. Rogers sank a 2-pointer and a foul, making it 36-33, and Emerson Bartlett dropped another big basket. Hickey's foul, which followed, seemed innocuous enough at the time, but, it developed, Sam's was the big point. He made it 39-35, Pirro having scored for Catholic in the meantime, and by the margin of the foul American won. For here Ambrose went Into action again, only to be stopped by the time keeper. C. U. G.F.Pts. A. U. O.F.Pts. Carroll.f_1 o 2 Bartlett.f_. 3 17 Ambrose.f _ 7 3 17 Hickey.f 4 4 12 Pirro.c_J O 2 Rogcrs.c 2 15 Miller * . _ 4 3 11 Sixbey * __ 1 1 3 McKenna,*. 10 2 Schultze.* .306 Kraaczel* 2 O 4 Brcwn.g ... 3 0 6 Totals 16 6 38 Totals 16 7 39 Referee—Mr. Shirley (Approved Board!. Umpire—Mr. O'Meara (Approved Board). “Y” SWIMMERS LOSE _i Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE. Md., Jan. 8—The Baltimore Y. M. H. A. swimming team defeated the Washington Y. M. C. A. in a class meet in the victors’ pool by a score of 46 to 29. The Washington swimmers were without the services of Karl Schmidt which made a big dif ference in the final outcome. Varsity Quints Maryland. 42: V. M. I.. 27. American University. 39: Catholic Uni versity. 38. Wilson Teachers. 54: Gallaudet. 30. Michigan, 45: Illinois, 37. Marshall College, 42: Ohio Wesleyan, Notre Dame. 45: Pennsylvania. 25. N. Y. U.. 42: Manhattan Allege, 37. Columbia. 44: Yale. 29. Howard. 53. Hampton Institute. 45. Northwestern. 35: Ohio State. 34. Purdue. 50: Chicago. 34. Wisconsin. .35: Minnesota. 28. Michigan State. 43: Kentucky. 38.' Iowa. 48; Indiana. 39.. Waynesburg College. 46: Fairmont Teachers. 36. Cornell. 41: Princeton, 40. De Sales College. 71: Assumption, 46. Nebraska. 38: California. 32. Bethany College, 55; Kenyon Col lege 62. Cornell Jayvees. 39: Ithaca College Jayvees. 34. __ Newark University. 37: Brooklyn Col lege. 36. Dartmouth. 43: Harvard. 42. Carnegie Tech. 33; West Virginia. 29. Indiana. 19: Michigan. 13. Valparaiso. 55: Manchester. 40. Wayne. 2.3: Michigan Normal, 20. Grand Rapids Junior College, 59; Fer ris. 43. Central State Teachers, 38; Lawrence Tech. 34. . ' „ Marquette. 39: Butler. 32. Clemson College, 41; Presbyterian. 26. North Carolina. 37: Davidson. 35. • Furman. 31: Erskine, .30. Louisville University. 37: Centre, 32. Missouri. 33: Colorado. 29 Arkansas. 33: Texas A. and M.. 22. Fredericksburg High. 36; Fork Union Military. 31. Randolph-Macon. 43: Lynchburg. 35. Texas. 33: Texas Christian. 21. Tennessee. 26; Emory and Henry, 20. Northeastern. 45: Bates, 22. Colby. 43: Maine. 41. Miami. 35: Dayton. 34. Catawba. 40: Atlantic Christian, 32. Citadel. .31: South Carolina. 21. Mississippi College. 48: Birmingham Southern. 29. Hanover. 51: Evansville, 29. Elon. 21: 9t. John's, 18. Washington College, 41: Western Mary land, 27. Mount St. Mary's, 48: Towson Teach ers. 21. Baltimore University, 44: Penn Mili tary. 35. Western Kentucky Teachers, 89; Vanderbilt. 25. Chattanooga. 43; Sewanee, 86. Still Shouting His Joy FRED APOSTOLI, Who, hours after his knockout of Fred Steele in Madison Square Garden, celebrated with all his Latin enthusiasm. Here he is shown, the picture of happiness unrestrained, as he reads congratulations. —Copyright,, A. P. Wireplioto. Woman Leaders for Skirted Teams Among New Policies U. S. Olympic Body Advocates By ALAN GOULD. Associated Press Sports Editor. NEW YORK. Jan. 8— Proceed ing on the theory that Far Eastern turmoil will subside In time to stage the 1940 Olympic games in Tokio. the Execu tive Committee of the American Olym pic Association today set in motion the machinery for United States par ticipation, at an estimated aggregate cost of $400,000. Actually it won't be necessary to raise any more than the $350,000 re- I quired to send our athletic expeai- 1 tion to Berlin in 1936. There's a current balance of $64,878.92 in Amer- ; ican Olympic funds, a circumstance that prompted action today to pro- j rate $5,000 of it among a half dozen j groups which paid their own way to ; Germany. The rest will be the "kitty” i for 1940. Besides laying the groundwork for national fund raising, under the com- j bined leadership of the Amateur Ath- 1 letic Union and National Collegiate Athletic Association—now on a par- j ity in all Olympic affairs—today's; meeting ratified the membership of* 25 out of 27 subcommittees in the j various Olympio sports and debated ' policies for the incoming American Olympic Committee to pursue. Woman Leaders Wanted. TT WAS recommended unanimously to the A. O. C. that future man agement of all woman's Olympic I teams be put in feminine hands. This is aimed especially at the control of the woman's track and field and swim ming groups. It was prompted by dif ficulties experienced in 1932 and 1935 with men acting as managers of the woman’s teams. Of the two sports committees held in abeyance, for the time being, the hockey group's appointment awaits what officials described as a ''clean up” of existing amateur hockey prob lems, while selection of the Baseball Committee was left largely in the hands of Leslie Mann, representing the U. S. Amateur Baseball Congress. Mann’s group will comprise 18 dele gates from the congress and six from the N. C. A. A. Dissension within the ranks of the metropolitan association of the A. A. U. brought- about the only challenge to nominations for committee person nel. Pending a local settlement of dif ferences. the A. O. A. declined to approve either Charles L. Diehm, who was on the original A. A. U. slate, or a rival nominee. Pat Kelly, for member ship of the Olympic Boxing Com mittee. Metcalf Ouster Surprises. r^MISSION of T. Nelson Metcalf, athletic director at. the University of Chicago, from the Track and Field Committee caused some eyebrow liftirg. Metcalf was on the 1936 com mittee. No explanation from N. C. A. A. sources was forthcoming in con nection with the selection of K. L. j (Tugi Wilson of Northwestern as Metcalf’s successor. Three roaches. Earl Thomson of | the Naval Academy, who competed for | Canada in the 1920 Olympics: Emmett Brunson of Rice Institute, and Wilbur Hutsell of Alabama Poly (Auburn), were on the list ratified for the Track and Field Committee. Avery Brundage of Chicago, presi dent of the A. O. A . and the guiding hand in overhauling Olympic machin ery, announced his personal appoint ments, equivalent to the “thirteenth man,” to complete the principal com mittees. The important track ar^ field ap pointments went to A. C. Gilbert, New Haven manufacturer, ex-Olympic pole vault champion, and A. A. U. stalwart. Another "old blue,” Robert J. H. Kip huth, Yale aquatic coach, was Brun dage's choice for the Swimming Com mittee. RIGGS SLASHES WAY TO BILTMORE FINAL Beats Young Kovacs in Straight Sets—Meets Dubious Grant for Title Today. Br the Associated Press. QORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 8.— Bobby Riggs, the Nation’s No. 2 tennis player, smashed into the Miami Biltmore Tournament finals today with a straight-set victory over young Frank Kovacs of Oakland, Calif., 6—3, 10—8, 6—0. Tomorrow Riggs plays Bitsy Grant, Atlanta’s giant-killer, who is seeking permanent possession of the Col. Henry L. Doherty Trophy. Grant, who eliminated Elwood Cooke of Port land, Oreg., yesterday to reach the finals, toppled Don Budge in last year’s tournament after winning the 1935 renewal from Berkeley Bell. Eighteen-year-old Kovacs, unseeded despite his No. 2 ranking of the na tional junior list, discovered he is not quite ready to step in top com pany. He put up a stubborn battle and reached set point once in the sec ond set. Grant was not overly optimistic tonight over his chances of beating Riggs. The Atlantan, rated one of the greatest retrievers in the game, has not been In the best of condition. In addition, he has a fine regard for his opponent, whom he tprms ‘‘the thinkingest player I have ever met. ‘‘He thinks his shots out In advance like a fellow who had been playing the topnotchers for years,” Grant said. “He’s good now, but mark my word, he’ll be regarded as great in a year or so.” Grant also reached the doubles final with Wilmer Hines of Hollywood, Calif., but Riggs and his partner, Wayne Sabin of Hollywood, Calif., the top-seeded team, went spinning out of that division before the University of Miami pair, Gardner Mulloy and Gaorte Toley, 6—3, i-d, 7—fi. Varied Sports Boxing. South Carolina. 5; Duke, 3. Appalachian, 6; North Carolina State, 2 Hockey. Michigan. 7; Michigan Tech, 1. M. I. T., 3; Army, 0. Wrestling. Gettysburg, 18; Johns Hopkins, 14. Fencing. Long Island University, 10; Le high, 7. Wrestling. Appalachian State Teachers, 27; Apprentice School of Newport, 5. Swimming. Harvard, 63; Greenwood Me morial, 12. Pennsylvania, 53; Lehigh, 23. Pro Hockey. Atlantic City Sea Gulls, 5; New York Rovers, 4. Hershey. 4; Baltimore, 3. Pittsburg, 2; Springfield, 0. Score of 131 for 36 Holes, Nation’s Finest, Paces Coast Open at Half. By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES. Jan. 8.—The big guns of Jimmy Thomson blasted away again today to jgain a commanding lead at the half-way mark of the $5,000 Los Angeles open golf tournament and hang up a 36-hole record for his fel low shotmakers to aim at in coming encounters on the Nation's fair ways. The siege gun of Shawnee-on-the Delaware continued to fire away at par figures and wound up the day's effort with a 66, six strokes under par for the Harding course of the Griffith Park layout, and a total score of 131 for 36 holes. Picks l'p Dozen Strokes. \yiTH his opening round score of 65, he had been six strokes un der par 71 for the Wilson Course, and today's total left him six strokes ahead of his nearest rivals, Johnny Revolts, Bvanston. 111., and Willie Goggin, San Francisco, with whom he started out on even terms this morning. The 36-hole score of 131 was one shot under the record—said by Fred Corcoran, tournament impresario of the country's professionals, to be the best on the books up to now—set by Horton Smith in tournament play in 1930, and Slammin’ Sammy Snead in the Miami open two weeks ago. Both shot 66s in succeeding rounds. Trailing Thomson, Goggin and Re volta were five candidates for the prize money, at 138—Lloyd Mangrum, Dayton, Ohio; Harry Bassler, Long Beach; Ben Coltrin, an ex-amateur king; Lawson Little of San Francisco, and Bruce McCormick, Los Angeles i national public links champion. Field Down to 50, Ties Today. 'J'HF low 151s and ties found them selves admitted into tomorrow's third round of 18 holes, and the field tomorrow night will be cut down to 50 and ties. Contestants scoring 152 an i worse will not play tomorrow. Scores for the second round: Harold McSpaden, Winchester. Mass . OS—7]—139. Leo Diegel. Philadelphia. 77—HO—141. Roland MacKenzie, Washington. D. C j 7(J—73—143. Joe Mozel. Portland. Oreg., 70—74 — 144. Leo Mallory. Noroton. Conn.. 73—7 7— ! 145 Chandler Harper. Portsmouth. Va.. 71— 75—14H. Art Clark. Gary. W. Va 7 0—74—15“ •Johnny Dawson. Chicago. 75—7 5— lot'. Joe Coria. St. Paul. Minn., 77—7P—151 Ken Krueger. Beloit. Wis 70—77—15*: Bob Connolly Seattle. 7 8—7P—157 Charles Concdon. Tacoma. 60—73— ! 147. Abe Espinosa. Shreveport. La., 6«—74— 14'.’. Olin Dutra. Los Angeles. 77—70—14” | 'Frank Hixon. Pasadena. 7 7—71—14” Errie Ball. Richmond Va.. 71—74—145. Ed Brook Bartow Fi? . 73—78—151 Carl Bindbeutel. South Euclid. Ohio. 74—7 0—153. Bill Williamson Glendale 71—HO—34° I Danny Williams. Los Angeles. 71—70— 141. Lloyd Mangrum. Dayton O. 68 70—13S Jimmy Hines. Garden City, N. Y. 7 1 HO—-1 4n Ben Hnean. Fort Worth 77 70—3 47 E. J. Harrison. Little Rock 73 70—143 AI Zimmerman. Portland. Orec. 77 73—145 Walt Kowal, Philadelphia 75 77—147 A1 Kruecer, Beloit. Wis. 77 71 —148 j Vic Ghe.-M. Deal. N.J. . . 7.5 73—1 *8 Johnnv Bulla. Chieaeo . . 74 75—140 ! Ky Lr-fToon Chicago 73 7H—14*4 Vincent Eidred. Pittsburgh 7*> 7 7—153 Bud Hoemeis'er. S'. Louis 77 77—1.54 George Whithead, Tulsa. Okla. __ _ 7 0 76—155 1 Harry Pezzulla, Barrington R. I. __ 87 73—155 Waller Kelter. Chicago 87 75—3 57 Bernard Winters, Walling ford Pn. __ _ 81 83—16* x—Denotes amateur. -• MICHIGAN TOSSERS TURN BACK ILLINOIS Last-Period Rally Vanquishes Big Ten Co-Champions by 45-37 Score. By the Associated Press. ANN ARBOR. Mich.. Jan. 8—A be wildering last-period attack gace the University of Michigan basket ball team a 45-to-37 victory over Illinois tonight before a wild crowd of 9.000 spectators. The Wolverines, playing their first Western Conference game of the sea son, set Illinois back on its heels after the visitors had tied the score at 27-27 and then held off a late rally that threatened only momentarily. The Illini, defending co-champions, never had a chance until the last pe riod, when, with Lew Dehner, center, showing the way, they pulled up even. It was the second successive con ference defeat for Illinois. Capt. John Townsend's spectacular shooting and passing gave the Wolver ines their margin of victory. The big forward, a brilliant ball handler, scored 15 points. Dehner led Illinois with 13. Michigan was ahead, 23 to 16, at the intermission. Derby to Miss Bradley Silks For First Time in More Than 20 Years, Big Winner in Classic Has No Horse Fit. Bjr the Associated Pres*. OUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 8.— For the first time in more than 20 years the white and green silks of Col. Edward R. Bradley will be missing from the Kentucky Derby field next May 7. Horses from the colonel's Idle Hour Farm in the Kentucky blue grass have raced to victory in four renewals of the Kentucky turf clas sic, but this year the Bradley sta bles are without a 3-year-old of Derby caliber. At the Idle Hour Farm inquirers are referred to Col. Bradley, who is at Palm Beach, Fla. Bradley’s intimates view the sit uation as a near calamity for him A since he is reputed to consider the winning of » fifth Derby the ful fillment of his greatest desire. Trainer Herbert John "Derby Dick” Thompson, who died on the opening day of the fall meeting at the Bowie track, saddled the four thoroughbreds that carried Brad ley’s colors under the Derby wire in first place and two that trailed their own stablemates to finish sec ond. They were Behave Yourself and Black Servant, first and sec ond in 1921; Bubbling Over and Bagenbaggage, which finished in the same order in 1926, and Burgoo | King and Brokers Tip. winners in 1 1932 and 1933. ' .