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Basket Ball Fans Keyed High for Semifinals Tonight in Star’s Tournament
- Jk.______ _*_ Bethesda, St. John's, W.-L., Prep Present Snappy Line-ups Champion Girl Sextets Clash Tomorrow in Opening Round Bv GEORGE HUBER. One of the most important high school basket ball championships In the East will be decided this week with four of the best teams out side the District public high series still in the running for the Wash ington Metropolitan Area title in The Evening Star's 10th annual in vitation tournament. Semifinals tonight and finals ten tatively set for Wednesday at Tech gym will bring together the cream of schoolboy cagers seeking the crown vacated when Gonzaga, last year’s metropolitan champion, was eliminated in the first round last week. Washington-Lee. champion of Northern Virginia, and George town Prep, Catholic League win ner, meet at 7:30 in tonight’s first game with Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Montgomery County titlist, tangling with St. John's in the second game approximately an hour later. The girls’ metropolitan crown also will be decided this week among four championship teams with first round play listed tomorrow night at Roosevelt High and the final as a preliminary to the boys’ title clash. Starting at 7:30 pm. tomorrow, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, winner of the Rockville sportsmanship tour nament, meets St. Cecilia. Wash ington Catholic school champion. The second game brings out Fair fax, which cleaned up in Northern Virginia competition against Bowie, champion of the Hvattsville High Gold Cup tournament. Big Attendance Expected. The large capacity of Tech gym, located at Second and T streets NJE„ i is expected to be taxed tonight by not only the big following of the schools involved, but by a large representation of non-partisan cage j fans eager to witness some exciting ! basket ball. The Star tournament always is a colorful show. Admis sion at the gate is 25 cents, in cluding the Federal tax. The same scale holds for tomorrow's girls clash at Roosevelt and for the final games on Wednesday. There is little to choose in the way ; of favorites for tonight's two games. Prep presents one of the best squads ever assembled at Garrett Park, with big Johnny Showell. 6-foot-4 center, and Ray Schneider, eagle-eyed ; guard, as the main threats. If Joe j McAndrews, another Prep ace who j was a bit off form in last week's | first round, is back in his usual scoring style the Generals will have a real job on their hands. Meeting the Little Hova threat, I Washington-Lee presents a last. | rangy squad of sharpshooters with , balance all down the line. Bobby 1 Phillips. Maynard Tiahrt and John- j nv Grinnell are only three of the boys on whom Coach Elwood Clem ents is banking as the Generals! seek their first Metropolitan crown. I This team has been a consistent j winner all season and is at its best with a title in sight. St. John's, too. is at peak form and full of spirit for this week's impor tant schedule. The Johnnies have won one Metro title and were run ners-up on another occasion. Tough tournament competition" is relished bv Coach Gene Augusterfer. who is master of bringing teams to their i peak when the chips are down. Bal- J ance also is evident on this team with George Hughes, Sleepy Thomp son, Chuck Dudley, Paddy McCar thy and John Cooke, all able to carry plenty of scoring fire to the enemy. Several adequate replace ments are available. Bethesda High-Scoring Team. Bethesda, because of its scoring punch displayed In the first round against Montgomery Blair, is the slight choice of many, and the Barons certainly are a big threat, es- j pecially If Dick Poerstel is ready. A big gun on the team all winter, Dick was ill and missed last week's game. Even without Poerstel, however, Coach A1 Vogt doesn't lack for play ers with a high scroing average. Carll Jullien, Loring Appleby and Bob Brewer earned better than 10 points each last week. Tonight's affair promises to be particularly colorful. Feminine in terest will be added by the quintet cheer leaders for Bethesda, and music will be supplied by the ex cellent St. John’s Cadet Corps Band. The battle for individual honors also promises to lend excitement.) The outstanding tournament play er, as selected by a committee of basket ball authorities, headed by Jim Pixlee, former G. W. mentor and now physical director of the Army Air Services, will be present ed with a trophy. Trophies also will go to the winning and runner-up teams as well as individual members of the championship outfits. Pre sentation will be made by Maj. Mike Kelley. U. S. M. C., former Eastern j High coach and one of the most ; popular high sports figures in Wash- i ington. Fishing Not Her Dish Mrs. Osa Johnson, big game hunter, caught five small fish on a i three-day expedition off Florida. ; Sanders Named Scorer Jimmy Sanders, Southern Asso ciation secretary, will be official scorer this year. TEAMWORK!—How to gang up for a score in hockey here is illustrated by a pair of Lions in the process of their 7-1 victory over Philadelphia’s Rockets before upward of 3,000 fans at Uline Arena last night. Polly Drouin (arrow) shot a quick pass to George Mantha (12) and the local captain then pushed the puck (circle) past Goalie Floyd Perras of the visitors. The Rockets who are making a sandwich of Drouin are Scotty Bow man (2) and Frank Daley (5). —Star Staff Photo. Navy Life Restores Fighting Qualities, Apostoli Claims Sailor Backs His Belief In Comeback Victory Over Arellano By SID FEDER, Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK. March 9—As a walking advertisement for Uncle Sam's Navy and what it can do for a young fellow, we give you Fred Apostoli as today's best window dis play. The ex-middleweight king, who was rated only four years ago as the best fighter in the world for his weight and inches at that time, is on the way back again with a fair chance of making the grade. And he credits the life of a sailor boy with the biggest responsibility for switching him from a washed-up warrior to that of a guy heading up the comeback trail with a lot of hope. He's a far different Apostoli than the beaten battler who had his title and his ears knocked off by Ceferino Garcia, who barely lasted against Melio Bettina more than a year ago. Always quiet, keeping to himself, he fairly sparkles now when he tells you how he feels—stronger than at any time in three years, able to hit harder and think faster. Navy Gets Him Back in Shape. "And the Navy did it.” he said today as he headed back to the Norfolk base after polishing off Augie Arellano in just under five heats Saturday night—the first time the Houston husky ever was stopped and the fourth straight kayo in the comeba campaign. "Since I enlisted, his sailor life has put me back . shape. The environment is perfect for a young fellow—it makes him feel right at home. There s nothing like it." This is not to say that Freddie is ready to climb into the ring right now with Tony Zale, the tummy thumping current boss of the 160 pounders. The soft-spoken San Francisco flailer is a lot smarter than that. Knowing more than one and-one about such things, he re alizes he needs considerably more work before he goes to the post in the big heat. “But I can get that in two or three more fights like Saturday's, depending, of course, that they don’t interfere with my being a sailor,” he explained. “Those fights should be spread over a few months. Along about July 111 be ready to go with the big fellows again. After all, I'm only 29 and I figure I have two more good years left.” Beats Arellano Easily. In outlining these plans, Freddy gives you a sharper picture of the setup than if you'd taken one with a camera. Saturday nght’s affair was strictly no contest. After the first round. Apostoli punched Arel-1 lano all over the place as if he owned him. But in making his first start since October, when he broke his left hand, he did show that he still has his reflexes and co-ordination, or a reasonable facsimile thereof. These ?.re the things so often missing in a comebacking fighter—and the fighter himself usually is the last person in the world to discover he's ;hrough. Marlboro Soccerites Capture Loop Title Regal Clothiers soccer team sue- ; seeds Marlboro as champion of the Washington-Suburban League. Al- j ready owner of the first-half title, the Clothiers captured the second half crown when it downed Wash ington British, 5-0, yesterday at Rosedale Playground. Marlboro withdrew from compe tition about midway through the season because so many of its play ers entered the Army. A meeting of the league will be held tomorrow at the Y. M. C. A. at 8 o’clock to discuss plans for the cup series which is slated to begin next Sunday. Regal xon this series last year. Lions Need Only Draw to Gain Spot in Playoff for Ice Title Rout Rockets to Move Within Point of Goal; Eagles Take Unimportant Walloping Needing no more than a draw—for themselves or the math ematically uneliminated Providence Reds—to clinch third place in the American League, the Washington Lions all but have assured the Capital of representation in the playoffs of the two ice hockey loops in which it holds franchises. With Severine G. Loefffer’s Eagles already preparing to meet the Johnstown Blue Birds at River side Stadium Friday night in the first of their United States Hockey Association series games. Mike Uline's Lions are within a stitch of sewing up third place in their league. Last night's 7-1 rout of the Phila delphia Rockets here left the green and gold-clad pucksters just one point away from sealing the playoff berth beyond the reach of Provi dence. Now six points behind the locals and with only three matches left on their schedule, the Reds would have to sweep the trio while the Lions were losing their last four games in order to gain even a tie at the end of the regular season. Were Washington or Provi dence to tie one of their remaining games, the former would be ‘'in.” a victory for the Lions or a defeat for the Reds naturally resulting in the same condition. Defeat Not Important. The Eagles' chances, on the other hand, weren’t damaged an iota by their 4-1 Sabbath setback by the Orioles at Baltimore although their feelings were ruffled. As usual, there were a couple of scraps in the Eastern Amateur League clash in the Monumental City, but even though the Eagles lost, they wound up the season with an edge over the Orioles. Last night's loss was only their fourth in 10 games with Baltimore, five of the other six going to the Eagles and the 10th resulting in a tie. There was only one disturbing angle to the Lions’ victory, good looking Alan Shields receiving a deep slash across his chin which required six stitches. The Lions’ •-I big co-coach was hit seconds after Conny Tudin broke the scoring ice with a goal at 18:07 of the first period, but continued to play for nearly half a minute with blood dripping. Shields returned to the ice with his mates at the start of the second period, but appeared quite pale and skated off for good after a couple of minutes on the sidelines. Lou Trudel and the visitors’ Prank Filey squared off at one stage of the proceedings. The hottest action took place immediately in front of the Rockets’ goal where only the nice defense work of Goalie Floyd Perras prevented the Lions’ scoring from reaching double figures. On several occasions it appeared the hosts were bound to score, but al ways the little black disk would re bound from Perras’ skates, shins, knees or chest. Mackie Prevents Shutout. Washington's Bert Gardiner, on the other hand, had a comparatively easy night. Philadelphia escaped a shutout when Howard Mackie got past Alex Singbush to carry the puck into the net at 18:00 of the second session. By that time, how ever, the Lions had a 4-0 lead and they never were worried unduly. The hosts exhibited some neat passing throughout and Trudel. Rod Lorrain, Polly Drouin and Peggy O’Neill flashed some fancy stickwork in controlling the puck. Capt. George Mantha and Conny Trudin each scored two of the Lions’ goals with the remaining being divided by Stu Smith. O’Neill and Tony Graboski. Frank Mailley was cred I ited *ith three assists. O’Neil being i the only one to score unaided. Gouge, Kick Axis, Urges Dempsey By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA. March 9.— Jack Dempsey says America's fighting men ought to be trained to “kick, gouge and knee” their Axis enemies. "There are no rules fh this war." said the former heavy weight champion, here to referee a wrestling match, “and there'll be plenty of hand-to-hand fight ing before It's over.” He recommended boxing, wres tling and fencing “as condition “Boxing and fencing are similar to bayonet fighting in footwork.” he explained, "and wrestling teaches a man how to take care of himself in hand-to-hand battle.” Alice Clark Captures Feature Ski Event At New Germany By the Associated Press. NEW GERMANY, Md„ March 9.— Washington skiers won a first place and two seconds in the six events of the Southern Championship Tournament staged in 70-degree temperatures over melting snow here yesterday. Alice Clark of the Capital cap tured the women's expert slalom while Edward Adelsheim and Willis Nolan, jr., were runnersup in the Whiskey Hollow Trail Downhill Run and men’s expert slalom, respec tively. Cliff Weber of Baltimore won the Whiskey Hollow run, feature men’s event of the day. Tire weather was so warm that some skiers performed in track shorts. Few Major Loops Produce New Court Champs Thrones Now Only Partly Held by Several Former Rulers fly the Associated Press. , NEW YORK, March 9.—How the national basket ball picture looks with all but two of the major titles decided: Big Ten—Campaign completed with Illinois replacing Wisconsin as the champion and heading for the national collegiate tourna ments where the Badgers W’ere all-victorious last season. Big Six—Kansas and Okla homa share crown. Kansas and Iowa State were on top last March. Southeast Conference — Ken tucky replaces Tennessee as title holder. Vols had best conference record during the season, but lost in title tourney. Rocky Mountain's Big Seven— Colorado riding in first place where Wyoming rode a year ago. Southwest — Arkansas, wunner of the title in 1941, shares it this season with Rice. Eastern—Dartmouth, yinner of the title since 1938, has completed schedule and can do no worse than get a tie. Princeton, its only remaining threat, must beat Co lumbia Wednesday and Penn Saturday to pull even. Southern Conf erence—D u k e led in percentage for entire sea son. won championship tourna ment and retained crown it won 12 months ago. Missouri Valley Conference— Creighton and Oklahoma A. & M. divide the banner that be longed undisputedly to Creighton last season. Pacific Coast—Stanford re peats as king of southern half while Oregon State replaces Washington State as best of northern division. They start three-game series at Palo Alto Friday night for all-league crown Washington State has dropped. Five Big Ten Quints Gain Recognition On Honor Roll Illinois' Phillips Lone Unanimous Selection; Kotz Tops Scorers Bj the- Associated Press. CHICAGO, March 9.—To the victor goes the spoils and to the first division teams in the Big Ten basket ball race go the places on the conference all-star basket ball team selected for the Associated Press by the coaches. Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana and Purdue each placed one man on the honorary selections. Illinois won the championship and Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin tied for second place. Purdue shared fifth place with Minnesota, which placed a man on the second team. Big Andy Phillip, sophomore sensation who led the Individual scoring of the championship Illinois five, was the only unanimous selec tion. He was placed at guard, along with Andy Zimmer of Indiana. Milton Kuhl of Iowa was voted the outstanding center. Forward posi tions went to John Kotz of Wisconsin and Forrest “Frosty” Sprowl of Purdue. Phillip, in addition to being the lone unanimous choice, was the only sophomore given recognition. Kotz is a junior making his second ap pearance on the all-star; Kuhl is a mid-semester senior who will be eligible for half of next season, and Sprowl and Zimmer have completed their collegiate cage careers. Kotz was the leading scorer of the Big Ten and holds a new record for conference point-makers with 242 for the season. His record replaced the 184 scored by Jewell Young of Purdue in the 12-game schedule in 1938. Since the program was ex panded to 15 games for the first time this season, and will be trimmed to 13 next year to accommodate service teams, Kotz’ record may enjoy a long run. Sports Mirror By the Associated Press. Today a year ago—K. M. Lan dis, commissioner of baseball, rescinded new waiver rule on ground it worked hardship on clubs which already had made arrangements on basis of old rule. Five years ago—Walter S. Stef fen, 51, University of Chicago, all-America quarterback in 1908 and coach at Carnegie Tech for 18 yean, died at Chicago. Paye's Pin Rally Nips Gochenour of D. C. In Oriole Meet Capital Star Defeated By 2; Clarke, Blakeney, Finish Third, Fourth Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, March 9—A per sistent jinx that has trailed Wash ington bowlers all season In their attempts to win a major Baltimore tournament showed up again last night when Nick Pave, an Oriole sharpshooter, came from behind for a six-game score of 844 to nose out Karl Gochenour by two pins in the fifth annual Sabatino Singles at Franklin Bowling Center. Paye's games were 123, 146, 179, 124, 142 and 130. Twice Capital rollers were out In front. Ed Blakeney gained the lead in the first shift with 822. Blake ney, who was fourth in the final payoff, dropped to third place after the second shift when Gochenour spurted into the lead with 842 and Astor Clarke took over second place with 832. Gochenour’s games were 152, 153, 104. 152, 165 and 116. Clarke in a gallant bid to gain his first major triumph of the season fired 458 for his first three strings. Two other District pinmen made strong bids to land u>p prize as Johnny Burger finished fifth with 820 and Fred Murphy landed sev enth with 813. Baltimore rollers won the remain ing 10 money prizes with Mike Shattuck sixth with 815; Carl Pace, eighth. 807; Lee Seim. 800; Eral Campbell. 799; Len Zerhusen, 793: Willie Stitz, 791; Bob Fisher. 788; Win Guerke, 788, and Red Schreiber, 787. Senate Five's Victory Over Florists Earns Share of Honors Jacobsen Florist and Senate Beer basket ball teams must share honors this season as the best amateur cage outfits in Washington. Jacobsen won the Middle Atlantic tournament a week ago, but last night its bid for the title of the Heurich League, representing cream of District amateurs, was turned back by Senate, the team it topped for the M. A. crown. Senate cap tured the loop championship by de feating the Florists, 49-46, in the second straight game of a playoff tourney last night at Heurich gym. The eventual winners were ahead, 29-19 at the half, and that 10-point lead was able to withstand a late Jacobsen drive. Bill Noonan and Qeorge Knepley led the winning attack with 15 and 11 points, re spectively, although tall Lenny Mills of the Florists was high for the night with 19. Holes Won Only by 69 Of 134 Birdies Hit In Golf at Miami Teams of Snead-Guldahl, Smith-Runyan Ousted From 4-Ball Meet By the Associated Press. MIAMI, Fla., March 9 —Shoot a birdie, and you still have only about a 50-50 chance of winning the hole U you're one of the top-notch pro fessional golfers playing in the Miami Biltmore’s international four ball tournament. Sixteen teams fired away for 38 holes in the first round yesterday and 134 birdies resulted. . Yet only 69 won holes. 66 were good for halves, and 9 were wasted against eagles. Or the 12 eagles, 10 were good for victories, while two of them caused a standoff on the first hole played. Two other eagles knocked favored combinations out of the running. Johnny Revolta slapped In a 40 foot putt on the 36th hole to oust Sam Snead and Ralph Guldahl, 1 down. He and his partner, Ky Laf foon, squared off in the second round today against the surprise duo of Ben Loving and Jack Grout. The youngsters scored in the first round, 1 up, over Lawson Little and Jimmy Demaret. Jimmy Hines sank a 12-foot putt on the first extra hole for the eagle 3 that beat the perennial threats, Horton Smith and Paul Runyan, after he and Willie Goggin had staged an uphill battle. The 1941 winners, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, squeaked through to a 1 up win over Johnny Farrell and Henry Ransom, and moved into the round-of-eight against Herman Barron and Tony Penna. who sur prised with a 3 and 2 triumph over Jimmy Thomson and Harry Cooper. Byron Nelson and Henry Picard, the favorites, turned back Sammy Byrd and Chick Harbert, 3 and 1. Their opponents today were Chand ! ler Harer and Herman Keiser. 5 and 4 victors over National Open Cham pion Craig Wood and Billy Burke. Hines and Goggin moved aiong against Dutch Harrison and Denny j Shute, who came from behind to nip 1 Clayton Heafner and Lloyd Man grum, 3 and 2. Scores ran as low as the 64—7 under par—turned in for the first 18 by Nelson and Picard. Cavaliers Will Send At Least 3 Boxers To U. S. Tourney By the Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE. Va„ March 9 —A1 York, the University of Vir ginia's boxing coach, plans to take three, or possibly four, of his scrap pers to the national intercollegiate tournament at Baton Rouge later this month. Both Rathbuns will go, Capt. Ken, who was forced out of the Eastern intercollegiates last week end by an eye cut, and his brother I Norman, who surprised by winning | the Eastern light heavyweight title. Milt Parlow, Cavalier heavy weight, will go. and possibly Willie Barnett, & sophomore lightweight. Hockey Statisitcs EASTERN LEAGUE. Goals Clubs W. L. T Pis. Ptor. Alt New York S3 IP 8 72 255 ISP Johnstown 32 IP 8 70 22P 200 Boston ... 31 20 8 «8 248 20R Washington _ 27 28 5 5P 25.3 244 Baltimore - 28 30 4 58 252 2B2 Jersev Skeet'a 18 10 4 40 i*n 243 Atlantic City 18 37 1 39 226 2P5 Baltimore. 4 Washington. 1. New York, 3; Johnstown. 3 (overtime tie'. Boston. 8: Jersey Skeeters. 1. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Ooals. Cluba W. L. T Pta. Tor. Agt. New York — 28 18 2 88 171 140 Toronto _ 28 18 8 88 148 119 Boston _22 18 6 40 137 107 Chicago _ 22 20 3 47 ]3R 135 Detroit _ 17 24 4 38 127 138 Montreal ... 18 28 8 35 122 183 Brooklyn_ 15 28 * S3 124 184 Chicago, 8: Brooklyn. 1. Detroit. 3: Boston. 1. New York. 2: Toronto. 0. AMERICAN LEAGUE Indianapolis. .3: Springfield. 2 Buffalo. 7: Providence. 4 Washington, 7; Philadelphia, 1. New Haven, 7: Cleveland, 4. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Kansas City. 6: Tulsa. 2. Minneapolis. 7; St. Paul. 1. Omaha. 3: St. Louis. 3 (overtime tie>. OUTDOORS Wirti ,ILL ackkman Sub Menace Bound to Halt Anglers' Sport Off Maryland, Jersey, Carolina Coasts There appears to be little chance of any offshore fishing at Ocean City, Md., off New Jersey and along the North Carolina coast for several reasons. , . . . The famous Jack Spot is 18 miles off the Maryland beach, just Inshore of the southbound steamer lane and approximately midway between the entrances of the Delaware and the Chesapeake. Winter Quarter Is only a few miles below. Both are in one* of the heaviest traveled ocean high ways on the Atlantic Coast. There is no doubt marlin fishing is out in this area so long as any of the marauding undersea boats are loose for the patrols cannot stand an efficient watch and play nurse maid to several score fishing cruisers as well. The mudhole. north of Manasquan on the North Jersey coast, may be fished by the tuna boats, but that, too, appears doubtful for the steamer lanes are right under the shore there. Florida Fishing Still On. Ipswich and Bailey Island hold more chance for tuna fishermen be cause they are in sheltered waters. For the same reason there probably will be some tuna fishing at Liver pool and Wedgeport in Nova Scotia. There is as yet no cancellation of the Cat Cay tuna tournament. Events of the next few weeks prob ably will decide whether it will be held this June. Florida Gulf Stream fishing has continued unabated this winter. There have been many cancellations of boats, but in spite of this greater activity and more entries in the current Miami tournament than in the record-buster of 1941 when 225,000 fishermen competed. Last week there were three days when the boats were held to inside fishing. The immediate rescinding of the order for no offshore fishing in the 7th Naval District was a sur I* ■ - — prise to every one. Mary fishermen are taking a last fling at this fish ing, believing it will be some time before the automobile tire problem will allow them to get around in normal fashion. Bay Regulations Due. The very fact that it was neces sary to keep fishermen in. even though it was for such a short time, has taken some of the edge off the desire of the public for its fishing, which is easily understandable. With so many possibilities for In side activity in the Southern Florida area, it is likely anglers will learn of fine fishing usually passed by for the more spectacular Gulf Stream variety. In these protected areas the summer fishing is far better than in winter. In Chesapeake Bav this summer there will be regulations never before experienced. So far there is no way of anticipating their scope, but it is possible to gain some knowl edge of what they will be by those in effect in Florida ports this winter. “BEST IN THE EAST” Beihesda Bowling Conior 7651 Old Georgetown Rood Just West of Wisconsin At*. OLiver 1213 Reserratians far Aar Tina 40 ALLEYS MUTT IS MASCOT — Harry Revolta staged a congratulatory handshake with Prince, an Irish setter, after his 40-foot putt for an eagle 3 on the 36th hole gave him and Ky Laffoon a 1-up victory over Sam Snead and Ralph Guldahl in the first round of the Miami Biltmore international four-ball golf tourney at Miami yesterday. —A. P. Wirephoto. Hot Scrap for N. I. Court Title Promised by 32 Crack Teams Star-Spangled Tournament Draws Quints, Mostly Loop Champs, From 21 States By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN, Associated Press Sports Writer. KANSAS CITY, March 9.—Basket ball experts usually shy away from posting anything that resembles odds on the 32 teams in the National Intercollegiate tournament. The reason is simple. Virtually every school is a conference champion. Looking for the ultimate winner in the star-spangled field, which represents 21 States, is like searching for a needle in a haystack, only to get stuck’ when it is found. Nine teams, however, were men tioned frequently as this fifth annual tournament opened today with the best balanced field in its history Evansville, Ind„ College is highly regarded because of Wilfred Gus Doemer. This scoring tabulator has pitched in 407 points in 17 games and has amassed 1,152 in his four years of work. Kentucky State of Murray, last year's runnerup. looks good with All America Center Bob Salmons in the line-up. Hamline University of St. Paul, boasting a sensation named John Norlander, is on the list. Texas Wesleyan of Fort Worth, hubbed by a towering sophomore center, Wevman Cotton, and Texas Tech of Lubbock echo the applause from their State. Tech is powered by Center Byron Gilbreath and Forward Elvis Erwin who have pumped in 290 points apiece this season and should be one of the greatest scoring combinations on the floor. i Mississippi fans say there won't be a faster, better sharpshooter in Kansas City than Lyle Bullard of Mississippi Delta, Cleveland. And eight field goals a game are a breeze for Bill Keene of High Point. N. C. College, which makes a habit of living up its name. The 6-foot 8-inch Keene scrapes the sky at the same level as Don Martin of War renburg. Mo., Teachers—the two tallest men in the tourney. San Diego Defends Title. The defending champ. San Diego, Calif., State, also is a favorite, not because of its record this season, but of its spirited, hair-raising work of past years. The eight-game first jound today has been named Kansas Day with Southwestern College of Winfield and Kansas State Teachers of Pitts burg playing East Texas State of Commerce and Arkansas State of Conway, respectively. Tomorrow is Missouri Day. After that it’s anybody s day. 30 Goals by Patrick Best Mark For Major Hockey in 7 Years By the Associated Press. Lvnn Patrick, member of New York's No. 1 hockey family, is the first National Leaguer player in seven seasons to poke 30 goals into enemy nets, getting his 30th tally of the present campaign last night as he and his Ranger mates re pulsed Toronto, 2 to 0. Not since the Leafs’ own Charley Conacher turned the trick in 1935 has a player enjoyed such a sea son-long scoring spree. Conacher collected 36 in 1935 after finding the range with 32 the year previous. While the New Yorkers were hav ing an enjoyable evening in help ing sugar Jim Henry to his first major league shutout, the Brook j lyn Americans all but earned the ! undesired distinction of being the only club in the circuit failing to make the playoffs. They were defeated, 6 to 1, bv Chicago and remained a full game behind the idle Montreal Cana diens. Detroit, presently the hot test club in the circuit, won its fifth straight home triumph by turning back the rebuilt Boston Bruins, 3 to 1. Brooklyn must win both Its re maining battles and Montreal fail to score more than a single tie to gain the playoff circle. Although the season doesn't end for another 10 days, there are only 10 contests left. Improving With Age Sam Snead still uses a driver he bought from Henry Picard for S3 five years ago. Three years ago—Charles B Hoyt, track coach at Michigan, named head track coach and football trainer at Yale. 'Dub' Bowlers Have Big Inning In Annual Bill Wood Event Lured by a top prize of $100. Lucky Strike promises to be jammed to the j tilt next Sunday when man and woman bowlers with averages of 110 and under shoot in the 14th annual Bill Wood "Dub'’ tournament. Oldest of all Capital sweepstakes for mediocre pinspillers, the 10-game affair rolled in two 5-game blocks will get underway at 3 p.m. Entrance fee will be $5 including cost of games. Contestants will re ceive a three-fifth handicap based on their highest league averages through March 8. A special prize fund will be made for woman parti cipants. The fair sex also will com pete with the men. Mil Ulrich and Johnny Shea, Rhode Island Avenue Business Men’s luminaries, battled to a tie in last year's tournament with a score of 1,230, while Kitty Mulroe. King Pin. was tops among the women with 1.151. Both Ulrich and Shea are ineligible for Sunday's event due to having averages over the 110 mark. If you want Some good advice Ask for Marvels | Note the price! STEBMANO BBOTHEOS. BHHA..BA.