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Jolson Sings Off Key as Armstrong Fails to Split Ring Purses
DOUBLE-CROSSED
BY MEAD, SAYS AL
“Mammy” Warbler Claims
He Put Up $5,000 for Half
Interest in Boxer.
Bv JOHN LARDNKR.
NEW YORK, Feb. 5.—How
sharper than a serpent's tooth
it is. as Shakespeare justly re
marked. to have a thankless
prizefighter! Al Jolson. the minstrel,
is brooding (in the key of three
sharps) on the ingratitude of little
Henry Armstrong and Henry's man
ager of record, Mr. Eddie Mead.
Everything was eggs in the coffee
at Mr. Jolson's house a fpw months
ago. Henry Armstrong was the best
l’il fighter in the whole wide world,
and he belonged to Uncle Al and no
body else. Uncle Al had a song
about It.
"Who owns Armstrong, little Henry
Armstrong, mammy's little coal blark
rose?” he warbled. ' Well, it ain't 50
fellas, and it ain't 10 fellas, but it's
one little guy named Al. just hear me
Shoutin', it's one little guy named Al,
I don't mean Eddie, it's one little
guy named Al—just call me Al!"
It seems that Mr. Jolson had caught
a glimpse of the coal black rase at
work around Los Angeles, and he
liked his fighting style. A lot of other
people had the same feeling, but they
didn’t have $5,000. Al did. He gave
the five grand to Mr. Eddie Mead to
buy up Henry's contract. From that
day forward, it was Mr. Jolson's inno
cent notion that 50 per cent, of the
coal black rose belonged to him.
Envisions 50-50 Split.
fA L SANG, in two flats, his famous
ballad:
**. . . He hangs a punch on some
one's nose,
And then he seeks his sweet repose;
There's not a fighter half so nifty.
We split the purses 50-50 . . .”
Then he had another one, in the
key of C:
"Though Mr. Ambers
May come our way,
He brings the title,
And that ain't hav;
So when it's raining.
We won't feel blue.
Because it isn't raining rain,
No, no.
It's raining revenoo!
And when we meet him.
Well let him know
That little Henry
Can really go.
So keep on punchm’ to the belly,
And listenin’ to mah song,
Whenever Mr. Ambers
Comes al-o-ho-hong!"
Intrusts Boxer to Mead.
CO MR. JOLSON intrusted his fighter
^ to Mr. Mead and bade the two of
them a touching farewell as t.hey set
forth in quest of fame and riches.
"Rockabye mv fighter
tHe instructed Mr. Mead)
With a Dixie melodee.
Knock ’em dead.
Then to bed.
That's the wav for
Mah little Henree!”
“Okey-doke,” replied Mr. Mead, or
Words to that effect.
“So long,” said Mr. Armstrong.
“Say au revoir,” said Mr. Jolson,
"but. not good-by.”
“All right,” said Mr. Armstrong.
“And if the angels are lonely,” con
cluded Mr. Jolson, “if they take you
’cause they're lonely, I'll follow you,
gonny box'!'’
"Fine.'1 said Mr. Armstrong. “Don't
take any wooden nickels.”
Al Gets Only “Four Grand.”
AIR. JOLSON went back to work.
A x satisfied that the future of his
fighter was in good hands. And it.
was. Young Henry rose swiftly to the
top, while Mr. Jolson, in the pursu
ance of his daily chores, was urging
somebody for Pete's sake to take him
back, back to Caroline, where his
tired old mammy, according to the
latest information, was waiting for
Mr. Jolson. in fact, praying for him,
in that cabin, in that cabin in the
pines.
It came as a shock to Al, not long
ago, to realize that his investment was
paying off very slowly.
“I'm getting it back,” he told his
lawyers, “in nickels and dimes, nickels
and dimes, it ain't a bit like the good
old times. Here young Henry cuts
into some real big purses, and all I
get is $4,000. I don't mean 50, I don’t
mean 20, I mean its just 4 grand!”
Fights in Key of F Natural.
CO MR. EDDIE MEAD was notified
^ of this oversight, and you can
imagine the pam and shock to Mr.
Jolson at Mr. Mead's reply.
“Jolson lent me five grand,” he
Raid, “and I am paying him back. He
don’t cut into any purses, because this
is my fighter."
And when they looked at the con
tract, sure enough, it was in Mr.
Mead's name. Mr. Jolson’s indigna
tion was terrible to behold. In fact,
it still is.
“I will recover my fighter,” he says,
"If I have to drag this rase through
every court in our great, big beautiful
land, from California’s golden shores
to th* rockbound coast of Maine. I
don’tTnean Texas. I mean the State
Of Maine!”
To make matters worse, Mr. Eddie
Mead now states that George Raft,
the sinister motion picture actor, has
as much right to Little Henry Arm
strong as Mr. Jolson has, because he
also put up $5,000 to buy the contract.
Mr. Jolson is not even going to bother
to answer that one.
But his legal fight is under way, In
the key of F natural.
(Copyright. 193S. by the North American
Newspaper Alliance, Inc.)
COLORED ‘Y’’bOXERS WIN
Darn 6-1 Decision Over Team
From Montclair, N. J.
Willing all but one of the six bouts,
Twelfth Street Y. M. C. A.’s boxing
team took a 5-1 decision from the
Montclair, N. J., mittmen last night
in the local gym.
More than 600 persons witnessed
the bouts, all won by decision.
Summaries:
125-pound class—Banks (Y.) defeated

130-pound class—Ward (Y.) defeated
Mosley.
135-pound class—Ward (Y 1 detested
130-pound class—Stewart (Y.) defeated
Clark.
135-pound class—Ward (Y.) defeated
Mosley. Dean (Y.) defeated Whittier.
147-pound class—Franklin (Y.) de
feated William.
IIMwtnrt°^Tin 1eI**,—Mlinzl*c< fMontelatr)
A
Colored Caddies Pack Sock Off Tee
Some Get Around 1). C. Courses in Same Figures as Well Known Stars
By WALTER MrC'ALLl'M.
THE longest hitter of a golf ball j
around Washington? You prob
ably wouldn't know him even
if we mentioned his name.
You hear talk about Monro Hunter
being a gent who can slug a ball from
here to there with ease and aplomb,
and in truth Monro is a prodigious
hitter of a goif ball. But if you listen
to the boys in the bark room, meaning
the caddy pen, they have a candidate
who ran knock the pill along with
Hunter or Jimmy Thomson or any
other distance eater.
Nor would the boys in the caddy pen
take a back seat in barking their
champions against the best we have
in amateur golf around town.
Out at Columbia and Chevy Chase
and Congressional there are a lot of
colored boys who know all the an
DOUBLE FEATURE
ON RING PROGRAM
Camarata Meets Jaramillo,
Abrams Faces Wojack
Here Tomorrow.
EADING a club fight card that
may or may not be greeted
with enthusiasm by local
ringworms, Nick Camarata,
New Orleans Italian, will clash with
Christobal Jaramillo, Puerto Rican
lightweight, in the more enticing co
feature program tomorrow night at
Turner's Arena.
Sharing top billing wuth those tal
ented 135-pounders in another eight
rounder will be George Abrams,
Washington's untarnished middle
weight, and Ben Wojack, a virtual
unknown from New York, who hardly
figures to blotch George's undefeated
record.
Jaramillo Booed Before.
JARAMILLO, a substitute for Joey
Straiges, who suffered a cut over
his eye in training at Camden that
forced him to cancel the engagement
with Camarata, is a busy little war
rior who has whipped Ray Ingram
and lost a booed derision to Lou
Gevinson in local appearances.
Part of the booing was attributed
to Lou's close margin, many feeling
Jaramillo at least earned a draw, but
much of it also was aimed at Chris
tobal for the cycling tactics he em
ployed in evading Gevinson's left paw.
That, however, may have been a slice
of wisdom.
Three Locals in Prelims.
^JAMARATA, a stiff puncher and
clever ring general, has been cam
paigning in New York w-ith success.
His last encounter here saw him gar
ner a decisive victory over Vernon
Cormier, who previously had carved
out a win over Gevinson.
A trio of four-rounders complete
the card, with El Brookman, local
welterweight, meeting Sam Barala of
Baltimore: Mike Morton, District
lightweight, facing Charley Gilley of
Baltimore, and Tommy Hoover, local
lightweight, fussing with Joe Magio
of Philadelphia. The first of these
will get under way at 8:30 o'clock.
W.-L. ROMPS TO VICTORY
Downs Petersburg, 42-15, After
Leading 16-8 at Half.
Led by Anderson and Stanton, who
scored 11 and 10 points, respectively,
the Little Generals of Washington-Lee
smothered the Petersburg High five of
Petersburg, Va.. 42-15, last night in
their basket ball game in the Wash
ington-Lee gym.
The Generals’ C-point lead at the
half, when the score was 16-8, was
dwarfed by their 27-point onslaught
in the last half. Hartman led the
losers’ attack wi,h 6 points.
Wash.-Lee <42t. Petersbur* <151.
G.F.Pts. G.F.Pts
Stanton.f. 5 0 10 Hartman.f. 2 2 a
Howell f._3 O 6 Jacobs f. non
Simpson.f. nil Mttchell.f. 216
Tucker.c. __ 2 O * Gill.c. 0 2 2
Copeland.e._ 0 n 0 Clarke*. __ o 0 0
Anderson*. 6 111 Kidd*._ non
Robinson *. .2 0 4 Monolt,*._102
Sprinkle*.. 2 2 6
Totals —19 4 *8 Total*_6 6 16
Mvh-Ut. aurtor Wk W.>.
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swers to the business of playing golf.
You don't hear much about them un
less you read the newspapers given over
to chronicling the doings of the colored
race: those papers which circulate
around Fourteenth and U streets and
around Washington's little Harlem.
But boys like Billy Adams
and Bobhv King and Harry
Jackson and Claude Martin can
play golf—lots of it.
Adams is the big hitter of the lot,
a sepia-colored caddv who can pour a
golf ball out there plenty far. So ran
King. Jackson, in case you didn't
know, won the national colored cham
pionship something like six years in a
row. Around 40 years of age. Harry
Jackson still can play golf, but he's
slipping bark.
'J'HESE boys—no fooling—can get
around any good course like Co
Sports Program
For Local Fans
TODAY.
Basket Ball.
Heuric.h Brewers vs. New York
Whirlwinds. Twenty-sixth and D
streets N.W.. 8:3(1.
Takoma Firemen vs. Newport
News Americans, Takoma Fire De
partment, 9.
Football.
Washington Redskins vs. Chicago
Bears, Miami, Fla.
Badminton.
District championships, Kensing
ton Armory, Kensington, Md.
TOMORROW.
Basket Ball.
Georgetown vs. West Virginia,
Tech High gym. 8:30,
George Washington High vs.
Georgetown Frosh, Tech High
gym. 7.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase vs. Ana
costla High, Bethesda, Md„ 8:15.
Boxing.
Christobal Jaramillo vs. Nick
Camarata, eight rounds, feature
bout, Turner's Arena, 8:30.
ENTRIES POURING IN
FOR “C” CLUB MEET
Annual Track Games to Be Held
at Central High on May 21
Proving Popular.
HEARTY response to invitations
to Central High School's annual
“C" Club track meet, one of the most
eagerly anticipated schoolboy cinder
tests in this sector, already has been
received, and officials feel the meet
on May 21 may surpass in interest
any in recent years.
Already acceptances have been re
ceived from Episcopal High, defend
ing champion; Tome, Washington-Lee
High, Roosevelt, Bethesda-Chevy
Chase, Mount St. Joseph's of Balti
more, Virginia Episcopal of Lynch
burg, Augusta Military Academy,
Greenbrier Military Academy, Wood
berry Forest, Staunton Military Acad
emy, George Washington High, Hy
attsville High. Bullis Prep and Stuy
vesant High of Warrenton, Va. Others
are expected daily.
Episcopal last year edged out Bul
lis to capture the championship for
the second consecutive year and plans
to enter approximately 30 boys.
WILSON TEACHERS WIN
NEWARK, N. J., Feb. 6—Wilson
Teacher's College of Washington, D.
C„ defeated the Newark State Teach
er's College basket ball team, 25 to
24 tonight.
With Jess than a minute to play,
Jake Lewis was successful in a free
throw to give his team the one-point
margin.
Charles Clark, Wilson forward, and
Vincent Sarnoski of Newark shared
scoring honors with 11 points each.
Wilson (25). G.F.Pts. Newark'24>. G.F.Pts.
C. Clark If .4 3)1 Sarnowskl.lf ft 111
Gordon.rf 1 1 3 Barone.rf 1 0 2
Gawc 0 0 0 St.Andrassy.e 0 3 2
Ervin.If 0 0 0 Fishman Is 3 n «
J. Lewis,r* 3 2 8 Levisop.la 1 0 2
B. Gilliam 113 Blzlewlcz.r* Oil
Benlsch .000
Totals ~T 25 Totals .. lo 24
Scores:
Ei» —----- ii tut
lumbia in figures that would make you
turn green with envy. Scores like 70
and 71 and so on slip off their clubs
like magic, and yet you never hear
of 'em.
Can you imagine the laughs they
get when they caddy for a guy who
can't bust 100. or how bored they must
be when they get a real duffer—in the
120 class.
They tell tales at Columbia of how
Billy Adams stood on the lower mid
dle tee one day with a wind at his
back and poured a tee shot clean over
the first green, some 345 yards away;
of how he stood on the bac k tee at the
14th one day and knocked a ball into
the tool shed, a little item of 400
yards. And they tell other fantastic
things about how well these colored
boys can play golf.
Out at Congressional Claude
Martin can thump a ball around
that lengthy layout in 75 or
better any time they let him
start.
He's also one of the longer hitters—
a slashing slugger with plenty of
clubhead pace.
Some day it might be a good idea
for some club to pul on a caddies'
tournament. Forget color lines and 1
put 'em out there to play for a fair- i
sized purse, or if you insist on color
lines, let 'em play in two classes.
Lots of golfers who think they are
good would learn that the bagtoters
ran play golf, too.
TURK GOES TO MAT
WITH DAVfSCOURT
Ali Baba, With Mustache,
but Not 40 Thieves, on
Thursday Card.
ALI BABA, minus the 40 thieves.
will invade Turner's Arena
Thursday night to squirm with 1
Dirk Daviscourt in the feature
match of the weekly grapple card.
Baba, allegedly of Turkish descent,
once held a brief claim to the world
championship and is considered one of
the most colorful pachyderms In the
business.
Making his local debut, the rotund
Ali wears a handle-bar mustache as
standard equipment. Most of his
campaigning has been confined to the
Middle West and Pacific Coast, but
he now' is touring the East, displaying
his 200-pound frame.
Baba got a claim to the title by
tossing Dick Shikat, who had pinned
Danno O'Mahony. Whatever recog
nition he received, however, was lost
when Everett Marshall slammed him
shortly thereafter. Marshall since has
been spilled by Lou Thesz.
Daviscourfs last engagement here
saw him lose a rough Jiu-jitsu matrh
to Kiman Kudo. Dirk was disquali
fied when, thoroughly aroused, he
ripped off the special jacket worn In
such encounters.
-•
VISITOR WINS TROPHY
Gainer Hits Blind Bogey Score to
Take Gun Club Shoot.
Hitting the exact score of the blind
bogey, J. Gainer, a visitor at the Wash
ington Gun Club, yesterday won the
weekly trophy. The winner had 36
out of 50.
Another visitor. J. D. Smith, had
further luck when he won the toss for
the privilege of teaming with H. M.
Bingham in the 25-target high-low
team race. Their combined score of
40 nosed out three other teams which
had 39.
At At At At
SO 2ft ftn ->s
•F. Hmrman 48 24 xGambl*_4n 19
J. Marcey- 48 22 Green _39 17
Morgan —48 22 Parsons_38 22
Monroe -44 xSmith _37 19
Bingham — 44 21 xGalner _ 3R
Lyons 44 19 xAlexander _ 3ft 22
xK. Wynkoop 43 xKroeger ._30
Dr. Wynkoop 41 xMiss Gary..20x25
X Visitors.
• Professional.
HUNT CLUB ORGANIZES.
MANASSAS, Va„ Feb. 5.—Bull Run
Hunt Club has been organized with J.
Carl Kincheloe. president; J. T. Rich
ards, vice president, and E. L. Lewis,
secretary-treasurer. Members of the
Board of Directors are Conway Seeley,
C. C. Lynch, A. H. Roseberry and
William Wheeler.
-•
“Y” JR. S. S. LEAGUE.
Trinity M. E. <2p. Chevy Chase <13>.
G.E PtS. (5 p p,e
Cooke f 2 1 5 Hedges f non
Rankin.f 2 4 8 Reynoldson.f n 0 0
Bailey.c- 4 2 10 Dawson r 2 1ft
Detly — non Whittet g 3 0 8
Barnes*. 1 0 2 Walton.*__. 10 2
Elliot _ 0 0 0 “
Lon* * ..0 2 2
Halterman.- 0 0 0
Total*. -»~»T7 Mak. ~i~Iu
LOCAL GOLF DATES
DUE FORAPPROVAL
Officers Also to Be Chosen
at Association Meeting
Tomorrow Night.
By WALTER McCALLUM.
IT'S a little skimpier than usual,
and far slimmer than the sched
ule in the old days, but the links
tournament schedule for the
coming spring around Washington
shapes up into what will be a pretty
good workout for the golf warriors.
Dates for many of the fixtures will
be settled upon at the annual meeting
of the District of Columbia Golf As
sociation tomorrow night at the Uni
versity Club.
Two of the larger championship
events already have been set, one of
them in tentative form and one in
final form. The Maryland State
amateur championship tourney will
be played at the Rodgers Forge Club
of Towson, Md., June 24, 25 and 26
over a route shorter than that in
previous years, with an 18-liole medal
round and an 18-hole final round.
The Executive Committee of the Mid
dle Atlantic Golf Association now
has before it tentative dates for the
coming tournament at the Farming
ton Country Club of Charlottesville,
Va. These dates, which must be
OK'd, by the committee, are June
16, 17 and 18.
Only two golf chairmen have made
definite commitments on invitation
tournaments around Washington dur
ing the coming spring. Ralph S.
Fowler, golf chairman at Washing
ton, announced more than a month
ago that his club probably will re
turn to the invitation fold this year
with a tourney to be staged the first
week in May. Dates for this event,
if held, will be May 3, 4, 5 and 6.
District Tourncv Conflicts.
^JHEVV CHASE will Mage its invi
tation afrair as usual, and if cus
tom is followed, the dates for this lm- j
portant tourney for the Taft and
Sherman Trophies will be May 11. 12
and 13. Woodmont may come to the
District association meeting with a
request for a date, but no announce
ment as to a tournament has been
forthcoming from the Bethesda club.
Nor has Beaver Dam made any state
ment as to an invitation affair. The
Baltimore Country Club tourney, one
of the favorite events for Washington 1
golfers, may be changed this year to
a two-man affair, to be played on
May 26. 27 and 28.
The District solons will have be
fore them tomorrow night setting of
dates for the local tournaments, as
outlined, the District amateur cham
pionship, the District junior cham
pionship and the mixed foursome af
fair annually staged. The District
championship was played last year
at Columbia and the previous year at
Manor. The tourney usually is played
in September, but with the national
amateur title tourney in Pittsburgh
this year ending on September 17, the
District tourney probRbiy will come
during the following week, unless the
fathers of local golf want to hold it
prior to the national.
Fowler Becomes President.
r£''HE fly in the ointment there Is
that the courses are not in the
best of condition during August and
early September, and the first full
week in September will be out be
cause the qualifiers for the national
will want to b? at Pittsburgh prac
ticing for the big tournament. Sec
tional qualifying rounds for the ama
teur championship are due to come
to a Washington club. They were
played in Baltimore last year.
Ralph S. Fowler will move up to
the presidency of the District asso
ciation. taking the place of James A.
Cosgrove of Manor, who has served
with distinction for the past year.
Dallas McGrew of Chevy Chase will
become first vice president. These
changes follow the customary rota
tion system of the District Golf As
sociation. ’
Cosgrove, for two years a crusader
against retention of the stymie, again
will campaign to have the stymie
barred at the District association
gathering. He asked for action against
the stymie at the annual meeting of
the Middle Atlantic Golf Association
last month, but was defeated by a
vote of 10 to 6.
— -a-—_
WHIRLWIND QUINTET
HEURICH FOE TODAY
New York Basket Ball Pros to
Put Strong Team on Floor.
Ttfo Prelims on Card.
{JNDAUNTED by their setback at
the hands of the Pittsburgh
Pirates Thursday night, the Heurich
Brewers at 3 o'clock this afternoon
play host to the New York Whirl
winds, one of Gotham's better known
professional basket ball teams, at the
Heurich gym, Twenty-sixth and D
streets N.W.
Two supporting games are on the
bill. At 2 o’clock the Marine Re
serves will meet Fort Mver. The pro
game will follow, and around 4
o'clock Regal Clothiers and Senate,
two top-notch Heurich Cup League
teams, will battle.
The Whirlwinds lost to Heurich
here last season after three grueling
overtime periods, but the invaders
this year are stronger. Leo Merson,
for three seasons a tower of scoring
strength with Long Island University,
and John (Red) Oonaty, once with
the old Palace pro team, are the
standout Whirlwinds. Other mem
bers are Milt McDermott, whose brother
Bob was a leading scorer in the
American League; Willie McDonald,
Dick Lee and Stan Entrup.
Heurich, which has won six of its
last eight games, will open fire with
Capt. Ralph Bennie and Whitey Wil
son at forward; Ben Goldfaden at
center; Otts Zahn and Milt Schonfeld
at guard. Tuflfy Leemans and Ev
Russell will be in reserve. Schonfeld
scored 15 points against Pittsburgh
Thursday night.
--•--—
MICHIGAN BEADY TO ACT.
ANN ARBOR. Mich, Feb. 5 (ff>).—
Athletic and administrative officials
of the University of Michigan said
tonight announcement of a football
coach to succeed Harry G. Kipke may
be expected next week, proba <ly 1 '-1
*Uy whe| the Board of Regent* m/<*.
Edith Clarke9 Ranked First
Among D. C. Fair Racketers9
May Not Defend Her Throne
EDITH CLARKE
By BILL DISMER. Jr.
ONE of her fondest dreams
came true yesterday for Edith
Clarke, but she may not ex
perience the fullest joys of
their realization.
Ranked at the top of the Distric t's
women tennis players for the first
time, there is every likelihood that
Edith, daughter of a United States
Marine Corps colonel, may continue to
live in California, thus being forced to
forego the pleasure of playing as Wash
ington's No. 1 fair racketer during the
coming summer.
Having chosen Edith to succeed her
doubles partner, Margaret Robinson,
who dropped to No. 3. the District Ten
nis Association also revealed three
other new names in the complete rank
ings, which were announced as follows:
1. Edith Clarke.
2. Sara Moore.
3. Margaret Robinson.
4. Anne Ellis.
5. Dorette Miller,
fl. Willie O'Steen.
7. Mary Ryan.
8. Charlotte Derker.
9. Elinor Finckel.
10. Edith McCulloch.
11. Johanna Zetlemeier.
Not ranked because of insufficient
data, Mary Cootes.
New Honor for Three.
^JISS ELLIS, Miss Derker and Mrs.
Finckel made the first 10 for the
j first time, taking places held last year
i by Miss Cootes. Fiances Walker Bas
sett and Joan Bransford. Miss Cootes,
District champion in 1936, was un
ranked because she played in only one
tournament—the City of Washington
—which, incidentally, she won.
Three of the first 10 showed an ad
vance of two notches over last year's
ratings, while two dropped two notches
and a third dropped three.
Miss Clarke, the new leader, was
No. 3 last year, behind Mrs. Robinson
and Miss Cootes. Miss Moore, now
No. 2. was No. 4 a year ago. and Miss
O'Steen advanced to No. 6 from No
8. Mrs. Robinson dropped from No
1 to No. 3, Miss Ryan from No. 5 to
No. 7 and Miss McCulloch from No
7 to No. 10.
By far the most marked individual
development of the season was made
by the youthful Miss Ellis, who, un
ranked a year ago. now is right behind
three who have been leaders here for
several seasons. She was a semi
finalist in two major tournaments and
once beat Mrs. Robinson, but the fart
that the latter won a championship
and Miss Ellis did not accounted for
Mrs. Robinson preceding her.
Has Convincing Record.
Miss CLARKE was chosen No. 1,
not only because she won the
District championship, but becau.se
she was a finalist in the City of
Washington. Miss Moorp gained the
runner-up post because she captured
the Women’s League championship
tournament, and was a finalist in the
District and Grand National tour
neys. Mrs. Robinson won the Army
Navy Invitation event and was a
quarter-finalist in both the District
and City affairs. Miss Ellis was n
semi-finalist in both the City and
Grand National and gave Mi.ss Cootes
a terrific battle in the former. Miss
Decker won the girls’ championship
of the District and was a semi-finalist
in the Army-Navy. Mrs. Finckel’s
chief bid was her victory over Frances
Grimes. West Virginia champion, In
the District.
Miss Clarke and Mrs. Robinson
also were declared the city's No. 1
doubles team, but for the first time
In recent years, no other team rank
ings were made. That was explained
by the fact that no other two women
played enough together or were con
sistently successful enough to war
rant a rating. Sara Moore and Dor
ette Miller, hitherto one of the city’s
leading teams, split up on various oc
casions and, indeed, played only one
local tournament together.
Show Films February *5.
QF ADDED interest to tennis fans
in general was the news that the
District Association would show eight
reels of movies of the 1937 national
championships in connection with its
annual meeting at Pierce Hall on
February 25.
Included in the films are one whole
reel devoted to the final Budge-Von
Cramm match, and sizable portions
of others, including the final worn
en's match, close-ups of Bobby Riggs,
Prank Parker and other stars in ac
tion. There also are several series of
pictures of Tilden, Vines and others.
Tickets, at 40 cents for adults and
25 cents for school children, will go
on sale at the Tennis Shop within a
few days, with any profits to go to
the local Junior Davis Cup develop
ment program. Although the movies
will be often to the public, no more
than 400 seats will be sold.
Ugleqtures
START NEXT WEEK
Power Squadron Here Will
Sponsor Series to Aid
Owners of Craft.
THE largest attendance In several
years is predicted for the
series of free lectures for
yachtsrm n which the Poto
mac River Power Squadron sponsor^
annually, beginning February 14 and
continuing one night a week until
April 11.
Approximately 200 boat ownprs and
prospective owners are expected for
the initial class in the U. S. Public
Health Service Auditorium.
Lawton in Charge of Courses.
J. EDWIND LAWTON, past national
commander of the U. S. Power
Squadron, of which the local unit is
a member. Is in charge of the courses.
Although the organization is composed
only of men, women are invited to
attend the classes.
With a membership of more than
2.500 throughout the United States
the Power Squadron for 24 years has
been carrying on its work of aiding
in the establishment of a high stand
ard of skill in handling and navigation
of power boats.
The schedule of lectures:
February 14. Rules of the road ah:'*!*
ard foe signals: 21. buoys, navigation
lights, day marks and other aids, s,
lights and eauipmer.t reauired for all
boats.
March 7. thp chart and U‘p 14.
the rompa'* explanation of the error
21 pTacucal pilmir.e p’c»f!ng cour'rt*
and determining po-pion: 2*. ‘aVt*
April 4. ac-aman^hin. 11, examination.
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WOODROW WILSON LOSES
54-to-23 Victim of Southern in
Baltimore Contest.
BALTIMORE. Md . Feb 5 fSpecialr.
—Taking an ll-to-4 lead in the f.rrt
! quarter and lnerea.s'.ng the margin ri
j leadership constantly, Southern K;-h
i School's basket ball team tonight
| swamped Woodrow Wilson High of
] Washington, 54 to 23.
In a preliminary game. Southern's
junior varsity won from Woodrow
Wilson's J. V. team, 23 to 24. Tne
line-up:
Southern *ni>. Wilson (23*
O F rts OF P-s
Smi'h f. 4 13 Hast.:w’th.f. 10 2
Rf ’Cir.do f & O 1». Wrx,ii'r*n f O O (')
Cox c 8 2 2" MacI>on Id f. 237
SievT»rf sr 2 l 5 Doneidson.f. (i l i
Vernon _ 2 0 4 Find'.av r n o 4
D"n Mai'v.e o o o
Dun nernn a o o o
FuPier a 1 <1 2
Dave Ma y a. 2 15
Fn ler e O O 0
McC rmick c. l n
Totals 25 4 54 Totals 8 5 23
Frnre by periods—
i Southern 11 12 12 IP_54
Wilson __ 4 7 8 .3_ 3
By RRTAWTON
ON ALL sides are heard com
ments about the recent Bal
timore show. It was un
doubtedly the most success
ful ever held by the hast organization.
It was run on schedule, something
was going on all the time, the entries
in mast breeds exceeded the entries
for other years, the decorations were
attractive and the judging gave as
much satisfaction as the judging ever
gives. All in all, it was a grand show.
One of the most noteworthy fea
tures was the obedience test. All five ;
classes. Novice A. Novice B, Open A
and Open B and Utility classes had
some entrants, the Novice Class A for
dogs trying for a C. D. degree and
handled by amateur handlers had
eight entrants, the largest class ever
held in this vicinity. The ringside
was ptacked with interested spectators,
mast of whom watched the perform
ance all through. The best record
probably was made by Tad of Clar
andall, a German shepherd pup only
8 months old. owned by George Mc
Cav of this city.
A cairn terrier. Transhurst
Itagger of Cluaran. owned by
Margaret Shotwell of New York,
also made an outstanding record
and captured the sympathy of
the audience.
Another dog that evidently was
playing to the gallery and that had
the gallery's sympathy was the great
dane. Ch. Nero's Anthony. While hr
failed to qualify in the utility class
for which he was entered, one sensed
it was not because of inability to per
form the tests, but because he thought
them too childish!
Great Pilot of Wirehaven Praised.
ANE of the most noteworthy wins
scored by a dog of this locality j
was that of John Kimes- cocker
spaniel, the Great Pilot of Wirehaven.
This parti-colored dog was winners
dog in his color and best of winners.
It was said "behind the crates," where
the professional handlers hang out,
that he is one of the best, little cockers
in the ring today. Another good win
chalked up for this region was that
of Mrs. R. H. Johnston's Dandie Din
mont, that old campaigner taking best
of breed. Mrs. Lewis’ Robert Delorain
of Ruffcote was winners dog in this
breed. Still another very nlca win was
that of the borzoi puppy. Princess
Tanya of A rye rest, which placed third
in the hound group.
Rumpel*tilt*kin Rule*.
^HAMPION PILLICOC RUMPEL
STILTSKIN* C. D„ the hand
some black poodle owned by Mrs. Mil-,
ton Erlanger of Elberon, N. Y., was
announced officially the leading Amer
ican bred dog of 1937. This deci
sion was reached on the number of
groups won at all breed shows spon
sored by clubs which are members of
the American Kennel Club. Rum
pelstiltskin, otherwise known as Cur
,ley, was best in the non-sporting
group of member club shows 20 times,
and nine times best in non-member
club shows. He was best in show, all *
breeds, six times.
Runner-up to the poodle was the
toy, the pomeranian Ch. Little
Sahib, owned by Airs. Vincent Alatta
of Astoria, Long Island. This sensa
tional little animal won the group
18 times at member shows and two
times at non-member shows, with
three times best in show. The b<vt
terrier was Davishill Little Man, own»d
by Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Hall of Dallas,
Tex. His record ineludsd six groups
and four best in shows.
A curious fact about this dog
is that he is not a champion
in spite of this record, never
having competed in any of the ■*
regular classes. One wonders
why.
The best American-bred In the
working group was the German shep
herd Ch. Hugo, owned by Marie Lean
of Greenwich, Conn. He won four
member groups, one non-member ar.d
two best in shows. Ch. Nonquit
Notable, the black cocker spanH
owned by Mrs. Henry Ross of Phila
delphia, was best in the sportinf
group with eight member groups,
four non-member groups ar.d two be d*
in shows. The best hound was the
late Ch. Foxcatcher Merryman, who
won 10 member show groups and 1C
non-member groups. His record for
the year showed 40 times best of breed,
20 times best hound and 20 timeg
placed in group.
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