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Washington, D. C., Wednesday, January 5, 1944—A-16 Win, Lose or Draw By GRANTLAND RICE, Baugh Included in Dozen 'Greatest Gridmen' Who are the greatest 12 football players who ever walked on a field? This has nothing to do with all-star or all-time outfit, picked by position. It is all man by man, regardless of position. I worked out thus idea with Steven Owen, head coach of the New York Giants, and Frank Thomas, head coach of Alabama. This de bate lasted until a Louisiana sun came creeping in through the win dow. With no thought of any ranking in any set order, here was the list we finally agreed upon. Jim Thorpe, Carlisle Indians and Canton Bulldogs. Pudge Heffelfinger, Yale and pro contests after he had passed 50. Bronko Nagurski, Minnesota and Chicago Bears. Sammy Baugh, T. C. U. and Washington Redskins. Don Hutson, Alabama and Green Bay. Red Grange, Illinois and Chicago Bears. Mel Hein, Washington State and New York Giants. Wilbur (Fats) Henry, W. and J., and Canton Bulldogs. Ernie Nevers, Stanford, Duluth Eskimos and Chicago Cards. George Gipp, Notre Dame. Bill Hewitt, Michigan and Chicago Bears. Cal Hubbard, Centenary, Geneva, Giants and Green Bay. Some Loud Protests Sure to Result Tliis list will face quite a blast. Hurry-Up Y06t will be hurt because we left off Willie Heston, who played before the forward pass. Coach Stagy will feel the same way about Walter Eckersall and Yale men will wonder why Frank Hinkey or Tom Shevlln were ditched. All were brilliant. But there are many points to consider here. One is length of service. For example, take the case of Hein. Hein was a high school star for three years. He was a college star for three years. After that he just completed 13 years with the New York Giants, in which time he was picked as all-pro center seven times, an amazing record. Hein is one of the greatest linemen w'ho ever played. There could be no argument about such men as Thorpe, who could do everything; Nagurski, a great tackle, a great end and a great fullback. One of the greatest. Hutson an Amazing Football Artist The same goes for Hutson, one of the most amazing of the entire crop. A great artist for many years. Certainly no one could leave off Red Grange. “Not only one of the great ball carriers of all time,” Steve Owen says, "but also one of the best of all defensive backs. Grange and Battles were the two best ball carriers I ever saw outside of Jim Thorpe.” Bo McMillin picks the 260-pound Hubbard as the greatest single football player, the most valuable star, he ever saw. Hubbard was a great end—a great tackle and a master at backing up the line where his 260 pounds and his starting speed made him invaluable. Frank Thomas threatened to leave our board if we left off Gipp, who never played pro football. “Gipp was a great runner," Thomas said, “a fine passer, a brilliant kicker and a winning gambler on the field. I have known only one Gipp.” "Hem-}’ was to line play what Thorpe was to backfield play. He was the greatest lineman that ever played football,” said both Owen and Thomas. Hewitt More Than Scintillating End Bill Hewitt was one of the great ends of all time. There were games where he figured in practically every play. There are those who believe eleven Hewitts could beat eleven Nagurskis, which is praise enough. For eleven Nagurskis would be something to handle. Don't overlook Hewdtt. I wanted Ken Strong'on this squad, but they figured that in juries had cut down his top speed. Strong still is something to re member as a great football player. Naturally there wore many others. But those who had extended their careers into the pro circuit got the call. The element of time j still is important. Anyway this is a list that is open to any challengers. At least it's j an interesting argument with a list sifted from the thousands who j starred through so many years. (North American Newspaper Alliance.) Rickey Held Alarmist in Seeing Pro Grid as Baseball Menace By WHITNEY MARTIN, Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK, Jan. 5.—Branch Rickey puts on his worry wig and warns baseball it will have to show signs of life or pro football will run it right out of its own parks. But somehow w-e can't get too alarmed over this stormy weather forecast. Mr. Rickey visions numerous stout pro leagues scattered over the coun try playing six-month seasons, with college boys dreaming of football careers instead of signing up with the Yanks and the sports fans more interested in two on the 50-vard line than a pair right back of third base. Now baseball had a poor year in 1943 while pro football had its best year, and this comparison probably influences Mr. Rickey in the taking of his “view with alarm" attitude. However. 1943 was anything but a normal year and certain circum stances make the comparison mis leading. Conditions Help Pro Football. Most of the minor baseball leagues were forced to fold because of lack of manpower, transportation diffi culties and sundry reasons. The major clubs were not up to normal strength because of the demands of the armed services, and the man power losses included the outstand ing individual drawing cards, such as Joe Di Maggio. Bob Feller and Ted Williams. Possibly because of war work, midweek attendance fell off to a shadow of its former self and the game became practically a week-end sport. While baseball was being slugged from all sides, certain factors worked in favor of pro football. To begin with, it always was a week-end game primarily. If the gridders played every day as do the base ballers, we have an idea some of the midweek games would be played for the edification of the water boys, too. Pro football’s losses to the armed services were not small, but the gents with the names that have packed in the fans in recent years still were around, such as Sammy j Baugh, Sid Luckman and Don Hut- ; son. College football normally gets} more than its share of the spotlight in the fall. The past football season had not much to offer for the fans' interest. There was a handful of really good teams, but on the whole the game was at ebb tide, with many j schools not fielding teams at all and competition among others often one-sided. The football fans had to have an outlet for their enthusiasm, so they turned to the still robust pro game. Long Session Is Impractical. As to Mr. Rickey’s vision of a six month season, we just can’t see it. The game stretches out for nearly four months now, with its playoffs and all, but except for the meetings of the better teams the late-season games aren’t such drawing cards. In truth, football and basebajl are seasonal games and should remain that way. They overlap a little but not much. Baseball fans usually a"e pretty well fed up with the game when the season ends. A six-month grid season would have the fans yawning. And being the game it is, with the men flattening each other all over the place, it is doubtful if the players could stand six months of it playing twice a week if they made the playing field out of mattresses. If baseball continues to slump after the war and football continues its spurt, then we’ll believe there’s something to worry about. Right now, though, we ll let Mr. Rickey worry about it. He thought it up. Hall of Fame Move for Griffith Gets Touchdown Fete Backina Baseball will share the spotlight with football at the Touchdown Club's annual dinner at the Statler Hotel next Tuesday night as the club prepares to get solidly behind the movement to put Clark Griffith in baseball’s Hall of Fame. An indorsement of Griffith’s right to a place in the Cooperstown shrine is being prepared by Bob Simmons, president of the Touchdown Club, who confidently expects it to receive unanimous approval of the 900 mem bers and guests who will be present. “As a pitcher, manager, club pres ident and as a man, Clark Griffith has qualified well for Cooperstown,” says Simmons. “His work during Operation Okays Farman for Grid Dick Farman, the Redskins’ all-leagtie guard, will be able-to play football next season as the result of a successful operation at the famed Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minn. Dr. Robert E. Moran, Redskin pnysiclan, has received word that Rochester physicians discovered a spine injury caused a nerve condition in Farman’s leg and that this has been corrected by an operation. Although he played little more than half the season, Farman was named to the all-league turn. World Wars I and II is sufficient in itself for a place among base ball's finest.” Simmons further cited Griffith’s unfailing willingness to co operate with local and national charities, his many sacrifices in the interests of baseball and the various improvements he has introduced into the game. Another baseball figure to be hon ored next Tuesday night will be Ossie Bluege, manager of the Nats. He will be presented a special plaque for his work in helping engineer the Nats from seventh place in 1942 to second last season. Four of the country’s top football stars during the 1943 season will be presented trophies at the din ner. The players and awards are: Sammy Baugh, Redskin halfback, the Touchdown Club Trophy as the outstanding professional player of the year; Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame quarterback, the Walter Camp Memorial Trophy as the outstand ing college player; Casimer Myslin ski, Army center, the Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy as the outstand ing college lineman, and Dick Todd, Iowa Seahawks, the Bob Smith Trophy as the outstanding service team player. Dodgers Get Secretary BROOKLYN, Jan. 5 (>P).—Harold Parrott, Brooklyn baseball writer and columnist since 1928, has been appointed traveling secretary of the Dodgers. * I Walter Johnson, Jack Bentley to Spice Bond Bowling Rally Pitchers in Famous '24 Series Drama To Hash It Out By ROD THOMAS. It's a far cry from the great World Series of 1924, in which the Wash ington Griffmen defeated the New York Giants, to The Star’s current War Bond bowling tournament, but the two will be linked Friday night when the $5,000,000 effort of the bowlers for a fleet of warplanes reaches a climax at the Bethesda Bowling Center. Headlining a rally at the palatial center will be a match between the far-famed Connecticut Blue Ribbons and an all-star Metropolitan Wash ington team sponsored by Galt Davis of Rosslyn, to start at 8:30. But possibly of more interest to some of those present will be a microphone exchange of thoughts by Walter Johnson and Jack Bent ley, rival pitchers in one of the most dramtic episodes in the history of baseball. Arch McDonald of WTOP will be the interlocutor as Johnson and Bentley “beat their gums’’ over the seventh game of the 1924 series, in which the Washington club won its only world championship. Chiming in will be'venerable Clark Griffith with his reactions to perhaps the most notable incident of the half century career of the Nationals’ president. Teams Roll for Eisenhower. Well-known history is the deciding game of the ’24 series, in which Earl McNeely’s grounder bounded over the shoulder of Third Baseman Fred Lindstrom to score Muddy Ruel with the winning run in the 12th inning. It was a tough break for big Bent ley; a heavenly one for Johnson, for It brought the only World Series vic tory in the unparalleled career of the Big Train. If he returns in time from a visit to Buffalo, whose club he manages, Bucky Harris, “boy wonder” pilot of the Griffmen in memorable 1924, will join Johnson, Bentley, Griffith and McDonald. By proxy, Gen. Dwight D. Eisen hower will have a part in the pro gram. The Blue Ribbons and their opponents all will be shooting for him. Their scores will count in the tournament, in which *2,500 in War savings is at stake, and should a prize be won Friday night it will go to the general. On the Blue Ribbon team will be Nick Tronsky, Joe Gacek, Bill Tato, Harry Peters and Joe Bonigli, names that are bywords in the world of mineralite and maple. Opposing them will be Perce Wolfe, Tony San tini. Ed Blakeney, Bill Krauss and Karl Gochenour, of whom quite the same may be said. By all odds it should be the finest duckpin match of the season. Other Bond Events Scheduled. In the meantime, other special events in the bond campaign, which will end Sunday, are cooking. John Royer, president of the Combined Cab Co., today announced a match for Friday at the King Pin between a team sponsored by him with a $1,000 purchase and one championed by George Lane, head of Woodridge Liquors, with a similar investment in Uncle Sam. The match will be rolled at 6:30, the early starting time giving the participants opportunity to be on hand for the show at Be thesda. Also on Friday a rally will be held at the Takoma alley, presided over by Arthur Taylor. Featured there will be a match between Lorraine Gulli, headed back to the No. 1 na tional ranking among woman bowlers, and Takoma's pride, Frances Wilson, and another be tween A1 Wright and Johnny Bur ger, speedball specialists. The Ta koma party will open at 8 o'clock. On Sunday at the Penn Recrea tion 11 Government Printing Office: pals of Monk Walker, former Star tournament winner, will represent him in the battle for bonds. They] are Dick Lee, Sam Simon, Bill Costi-! gan, Bing Purdy, Lee Brown, Frank Mischou. Wally Burton, Skippy Reid,; Lester Fincham, Lester Chewning and Chilly Barnard. Monk is some- j where in the South Pacific with the 37th Naval Construction Battalion, j Eastern Gains Fourth In Row at G. W. High Eastern boasts the best record of any high school basket ball team so far In the young season with four straight triumphs. The Ramblers added to their string with a 29-22 victory over George Washington yes terday at Alexandria. Eastern had to come from behind to take this one after the Presidents, led by Joe Hensley, went ahead, 14-11, at the half. Sam Dellinger and Bob Lamon. two Eastern vet erans, took charge thereafter and helped overhaul the Presidents as the Ramblers went into the final period with a 24-18 advantage. Eastern. G.F.Pts. George W. G.F.Pts Charnoch.f— 2 (I 4 Canoralettl.f 1 n •> Graham.f n o (I Campbell.f o O n Dellinger,f 4 1 P Chalmers.f.: 2 I ft Blank,f o l 1 Dodge.f non Vorobery.e.. 2 1 ft Hensley,c 4 ft 1,1 Grimes,c __ (i 0 <i Bonz.g _n (I n Riley,c -0 (i 0 P.ice.g _ n o o Lamon.g 4 o 8 Ortega,g 0 2 2 Ridgeley.f.. 0 o n Asbury.g o n ii Pappafotls.g 1 0 2 DeLuca,g__ ooo Totals_13 3 20 Totals_7 8 22 Castillo Named Mexico's 'Athlete of the Year' By the Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, Jan. 5.—Apolonio Castillo, captain of the Mexican swimming team that recently com peted in Havana, last night was elected the Mexican “athlete of the year” by Mexico City sports writers. Second choice was Armando Vega, tennis champion, who, with his brother Rolando, won the doubles in the 1943 Pan-American tourney here. Stolz, Callura Matched NEW YORK. Jan. 5 (/P>.—Allie Stolz, Newark lightweight, and An gelo Callura of Toronto have been signed for an eight-round fight at the St. Nicholas Arena January 12. Fights Last Night By the Associated Press. NEW YORK.—Frankie Rublno. 13014, New York, outpointed Aaron Seltzer, 129. New York, 10. BUFFALO.—Johnny Green, 150, Lackawanna, outpointed Baby Oalento, 147. Chicago, 8. HARTFORb. Conn.—Charlie Eagle. 179, Waterbury. outpointed George Fuller. 180. Norwalk, 1<>. NEW BEDFORD, Mass—Ben Wil liams. 148. Newark, N. J.. outpointed Freddie Wilson. 153. Louisville, in. JERSEY CITY.—Rocky Graziano, lS2vN*ZJE°lki outpointed Harry Gray. 150V4. Philadelphia, 8. PRESAGE HOTFOOT FOR JAPS—The track shoes displayed here by May Rueweler, worker at the California Shipbuilding Yards, Los Angeles, were worn by the late Charley Paddock, famous sprinter once known as the “world’s fastest human." They will sail in a special glass case on the S. S. Charles Pad dock. Liberty ship now being outfitted. Paddock recently lost his life in an Alaskan air crash. —A. P. Wirephoto. Eight Teams Menace King Pins, Leaders in District League The keen District Duckpin League flag chase enters tire second half of its 117-game schedule tonight with eight teams still close enough to the pacesetting King Pins to make it a hot scrap for top honors before the curtain falls on the longest season in the history of the city's fastest bowl ing circuit. Boasting a three-game lead the King Pins entertain the strong fourth-place Lucky Strikes and a whale of a pin spilling fracas it promises to be since the Luckies are out to revenge a three-game set back. The match, which starts at 7:30. also will be linked with The Star's War Bond tournament. Henry Tait Rodier, publisher of the Bulle tin, has bought a $1,000 bond to sponsor both teams in the tourna ment. Each member of the two clubs will roll for Marine Lt. Paul S. Hospodar, serving in the South Pacific. King Pin has won 37 of 57 games while the Luckies stand 32-25. Deadlocked in second place, three games out of first, Lafayette and the champion Clarendon outfit are down for matches at Greenway and Hyattsville. Wedged in fourth with Greenway and Lucky Strike, the surprising Temple quint will be hast to Gus Placas and his Spillways. In the other tilts. Brookland visits Hi Skor, Chevy Chase Ice Paiace treks to Colonial Village and Arcadia fires at Bethesda Bowling Center. Whittling down the five-game lead held by Hi-Skor in the Ladies’ Dis trict League will be the big task con fronting the runner-up Takoma to night at Takoma. Other matches starting at 7:30 will see King Pin at Rendezvous, Rosslyn at Arcadia, Red Circle at Bethesda Bowling Center, Chevy Chase Ice Palace at Anacostia Spillway and Columbia at Laiayette. Dick Townsend's 175 and 397 were the deciding factors as Plaza Rockets trimmed Nick’s Shoe Repair, 2-1, to maintain a two-game lead in the Rhode Island Avenue Business Men’s League. Townsend's big game was only two sticks shy the season rec ord of 177 held jointly by Billy Towles and Dick Lee. Lew Yates flashed 165 and 411 as Mullin’s Bar bers swept Jernigan Cleaners to stretch its winning streak to 14 games and move into third place. Veteran Clarence Purdy and Lee shared the limelight with 157—402 and 147—401 as Schall’s Esso swamped United Market with 1.846 McGolrick Plumbers beat Lazzari Delicatessen, 2-1, to hold second place. The King Pin mixed doubles have been postponed Friday night at King Pin in order that its members may aid and see The Star's big War Bond show at Bethesda Bowling Center. The league will resume on Janu ary 14. Bowlers of the second-place Ac counting quint in the National Cap ital Ladies' League were tickled when they trimmed the pacesetting Com merce outfit, 2-1, for the second time this season. Toni Gann's 112 and 306 led the winners. Margaret Milt ner of the third-place Standards is tops with a 99-10 average. Rebecca Armstrong of the champion Com merce team is second with 98-12. . First Grill, led by Lorraine Girili's 353, nicked Bratburd's Pigs. 2-1, to increase its lead to four games in the Washington Ladies' loop. Charley Ryan banged out 159 at King Pin to give the Ed Jeffries a 2-1 edge over Baardses in the St. Martin’s League. The Duffys’ 1,614 swamped the Cribbins. Rating Game War Asset, Frick Says N. L. Aims to Continue (This is another in a series, written expressly for the Asso ciated Press by sports leaders, in which prospects for 1944 are dis cussed.) By FORD C. FRICK. President of the National Baseball League. NEW YORK. Jan. 5 (Pt.—No one knows how the developments of 1944 will shape the programs of baseball. We faced 1943 with the determi nation to carry through a pennant race as near like peacetime as could be done while giving full co-opera tion to the high command in war economies, transportation emergen cies, drives for War funds and War Bonds and the various other con tingencies as they came up. The testimony from all fronts was that baseball fans now in the Army and Navy found the news from the baseball leagues as popular a topic of int^jpst and argument as In their civilian days. They rooted for their home team with the same zeal, even though some of their home team's brightest stars were out of the line up for the duration, perhaps even the more enthusiastically because those stars had joined up somewhere in Uncle Sam's big varsity. We played our schedules last year with teams composed mainly of pre Pearl Harbor fathers, some 4-Fs, some plus-38s, some sub-19s. We face a season coming up in which the outlook is for fewer of the family men in our line-ups, more of the other groups. President Roosevelt wrote to Judge Landis January 15, 1942, a month after Pearl Harbor: "I honestly feel that it would be best for the country to keep base ball going. * * • If 300 teams use 5.000 or 6.000 players, those players are a definite recreational asset to at least 20.000.000 of their fellow citizens—and that, in my Judgment, is thoroughly worth while.” The National League's aim for 1944 is to carry through on the Commander in Chief’s assignment, as it did last year and the year be fore. Other Systems Better Than T, Says Voyles, W. & M. Coach By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va.. Jan. 5.—Coach Carl Voyles of William and Mary’s 1942 football champions, a staunch single wing system advocate throughout his 21-year coaching span, says that the current T for mation boom has left him unim pressed. Despite the success of football’s Big Three—Chicago Bears, Notre Dame and Iowa Preflight—with the T this season, Voyles believes that greater results can be produced with other formations. “The T has a weakness that a goodj defense will stop if the material is anything like even," Voyles con tended. “It takes much strength in the center—I mean a good center, good quarterback and a good full back. If a coach has exceptional men in those positions then he might well adapt the T formation. "After the war it will be used and used successfully, but not as success fully as the single wingback with a man in motion or some other proven offensive formation.” Voyles expressed the opinion that the A formation used by the New York Giants had all the running advantages of the T and a better passing formation. But all in all, the W. and M. mentor said "it is a matter of timing, blocking and throwing passes that makes your formation click. “A fine point about football is that different people directing dif ferent squads approach the mat ter of making touchdowns in a dif ferent way so there will always be a variety of plays and formations. I’ve often heard it said that people want spectacular football, but they want to see successful football. There is no one formation that over powers defense. The game of foot ball is very well balanced.” Costantino and Jack Near Fighting Weight By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 5.—Lulu Cos tantino expects to weigh around 137 pounds for his 10-round nontitle fight with Lightweight Champion Beau Jack at Madison Square Gar den Friday night. Jack expects to come in at 138. Costantino tipped the scales at 139 and Jack at 142*4 yesterday when they underwent a fitness examina tion by the State Athletic Com mission. Desautels Given Respite SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 5 (/4A —Eugene (Red) Desautels. catcher for the Cleveland Indians, has been granted a draft deferment until February 2, according to his Selec tive Service Board. Marshall, Bear Prexy Planning Loop Fight Against $500 Fines Both George Marshall, president of the Redskins, and Ralph Brizzo lara, acting president of the Chicago Bears, are protesting the $500 fine levied on each by Commissioner Elmer Layden of the National Foot ball League. Indignation at Lay den's action has been expressed by both men, and the whole matter is due for further airing when the annual league meeting is held at Chicago January 12 and 13. The fine grew out of an unsched uled bit of action during the Decem ber 26 champicgiship playoff between the Redskins and Bears at Chicago. Marshall appeared on the sidelines near the Bears’ bench shortly before the end of the first half. Ordered to leave by Brizzolara, Marshall was shoved from the field and into the stands by Jack Goldie, Bears’ equip ment man. The whole scene was particularly noticaable to the crowd of 34,000 because Marshall was wrapped in a coonskin coat and Goldie was dressed in a red slicker, making both standouts along the sidelines. In levying the fines of $500 each, most drastic disciplinary action he has taken since he became commis sioner in 1941, Layden termed this bit of byplay “not reciprocal of the public confidence in the National Football League" and asserted it “did not promote the interests of professional football." Here in Washington, Marshall termed the fine "unjust and ill con sidered.” He said he was protesting! it. In explaining his part in the I action at Chicago, Marshall said hej merely had intended to go down to the field at half time, but his timing was off and he reached the field near ; the Bears’ bench a minute or so be- 1 fore the first half ended. And in Chicago, according to an Associated Press dispatch, Brizzolara I described Layden's action as "asi nine’’ and denied he had engaged in an altercation with Marshall. He said he had told Marshall to leave the vicinity of the Bears’ bench, but that at no time was he closer than five feet to Marshall. The Bears' boss added that "Jack Goldie, on his own volition, forcibly tried to eject Marshall.” In the meantime, the fines have not been paid. __ Nats Ready to Spend For Players After Profitable 1943 "Full speed ahead In 1944” Is the' keynote of the Washington baseball club after yesterday's annual meet ing. with most of the proceeds of a profitable 1943 season earmarked for the purchase of players with which President Clark Griffith hopes to build a pennant winner in 1944. Griff, of course, is president of the club after the routine of electing him for the 24th consecutive year. Other club offices were shuffled a! bit, however, with Calvin Griffith, I Griff's 32-year-old nephew, named! vice president and George M. Rich ardson, brother of the late William1 Richardson, Griff’s former partner, elected treasurer. Eddie Eynon con tinues in his post of secretary and assistant treasurer. Griffith has been grooming young Calvin for his new position for some time. For the past two years he was assistant secretary of the Washing ton team, previously having served as president and manager of the farm team at Chattanooga and later at Charlotte. At yesterday's meeting a dividend of $1 a share, which amounts to about $20,000, was voted for the I first time in several years. This is only a portion of the profits, how ever, Griff reported, with a major share being reserved for purchase of new players and other improve ments. Former North Dakota Ace Is Missing in Action By the Associated Press. GRAND FORKS. N. Dak.. Jan. 5. —-Capt. Carl F. < Cully t Ekstrom. former athlete at the University of North Dakota here, has been re ported by United States 8th AAF headquarters in England to be miss ing in action. He failed to return from a recent mission. While a member of the North Dakota University boxing team Ekstrom won the national intercol legiate featherweight title in 1935. He was captain and later coach* of the university boxing team. He is the son of Mrs. Hannah Ekstrom, Minneapolis. His wife Myrtle lives in Portland, Oreg. Maryland's Turf Revenue Only 18.7 Below 1942 By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, Jan. 5.—Maryland's racing revenue last year declined only 18.7 per cent under 1942 al though the major season was slashed from 100 to 50 days and all of it was conducted at Pimlico, in Baltimore. The State Racing Commission, in its final report, told that the State received $1,411,656.16. This was only $322,629.45 less than the $1,734,285.61 realized in 1942. The half-mile-track season also was reduced from 50 to 30 days, with meetings conducted only at Hagers town, Cumberland and Marlboro. Marshall, Bolden Sign For Cleveland Fight Py the Associated Press. CLEVELAND. Jan. 5. — Match maker Larry Atkins has announced the signing of Lloyd Marshall of Sacramento, Calif., and Nate Bolden of Chicago for a 10-round “duration 1 light - heavyweight championship” bout at the Arena January 18. Atkins said net proceeds from the affair would be given to the national infantile paralysis fund. Navy Promotes Heeney To Chief Petty Officer By the Associated Press. NOUMEA, New Caledonia—Tom Heeney, who fought Gene Tunney in 1929 for the world heavyweight title, has been promoted from a seaman to a chief petty officer in the American Navy. He is boxing instructor at a Navy recreation park. GOING STRONG AT 81 — Octogenarian Amos Alonzo Stagg (right), voted “coach of the year” for the grid achievements of his little University of the Pacific team, is shown arriving in Chicago for five days of festivities In his honor, arranged by the University of Chicago, where he was football boss for four decades. He was greeted by Judge John S. Barbaro (left) and Elidor Libonati, members of the host “C” Club.—A. P. Wirephoto. Seeing Football Lapse As Error, Many Will Resume, Stagg Says By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, Jan. 5.—Amos Alonzo Stagg, the “young" man who went West and found a new coaching career at 71, believes that some col leges which abandoned football last year will resume it next fall. Voted coach of the year by the National Association of Football \ Writers. Stagg was back here today j receiving plaudits from old friends; of his University of Chicago days. The “grand old man of the Mid way,” coach of the Maroons for 41 years before he took over the foot ball situation at little College of the Pacific 10 years ago, turned out one of the Nation's strongest teams last fall. Still Enthusiastic, Vigorous. At 81 he retains the enthusiasm and vigor of a man half his age. He sees the game as a splendid physical and mental conditioner; believes it should not be abandoned because of the war. “We coaches who decided to carry on in 1943 made no mistake.'' he said. “The educators who discon tinued the sport are the ones who made a mistake. However, some of the schools on the West Coast which discontinued athletics last year ap parently are ready to resume next fall. I think Stanford will be one and several others up North also are ready to return.” Thinks Army Made Mistake. He added that he thought the Army “made a mistake by not allow ing its trainees to take part in in tercollegiate sports. But maybe they’ll make up for it next fall." His Pacific eleven, composed of Navy V-12 trainees, “had only 45 minutes a day for practice and did very well,” Stagg emphasized. The team lost only to Suothern Califor nia and March Field. Culminating a series of functions in his honor this week will be the award Saturday night of a gold foot ball to the coach of the year. It will be presented between halves of the Chicago-De Paul basket ball game by the order of the “C." A. U. of C. Lettermen’s Club Stagg founded during his tenure as Ma roon grid mentor. Football was abandoned at the Midway several years ago. Nelson Hits Top Form As Ace Field Starts Los Angeles Open By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5.—For the first time since the war began, major golf competition returned to the Pacific Coast today as a field of 180 pros and amateurs, including seven former titleholders, squared off over rain-scaked fairways in the $12,500 Los Angeles Open. Often a champion of other events, but never successful here. Byron Nelson served strong pretournament notice that he's back in stride and expects to break into the winner’* column at last to lay claim to the $4,375 first pro prize. Nelson Sets Pace With 64. In a preliminary round yesterday, j the big Toledo tOhio) pro and Ike j Greenberg. Los Angeles amateur, tied with Lloyd Mangrum and A1 Behrstoek, another local simon pure, for a pro-amateur best ball of 64 over a par 72 course. Mangrum had 67. while Nelson shot 65. Former titleholders entered are Harry Cooper, who won the first tournament here in 1926; Macdonald Smith, a four-times winner; Jimmy I Thomson, Johnny Bulla. Ed Dudley, Craig Wood and Jimmy Hines. Not present to defend his title Is Ben Hogan, who won the last tournament in 1942 with a 72 in an 18-hole play-off of a tie with Thom son. who shot 73. Each shot 282 over the regular 72-hole route. Dawson, McCormick Top Amateur*. Other pros entered include Jug McSpaden, Joe Kirkwood. Sammy Byrd, Johnny Revolts, Marvin Stahi. Olin Dutra. Willie Hunter, Leonard Dodson. Horton Smith, Willie Gog gin, Leo Diegel, Ralph Guldahl and Ellsworth Vines. Johnny Dawson and Bruce Mc Cormick. both of Los Angeles, head 'the amateur field that includes Babe Didrickson Zaharias, lone feminine entrant. The Sunset Fields and Fox Hill* courses were the scene for today'* 36-hole qualifying rounds. They will determine the 128 low scores and ties that will comprise the field for the championship round. Qualifying rounds start tomorrow, with medal play slated from Frdav through Monday over the Wilshire Country Club course. Par there is 135—36—71. Caputo Gains Semis in Effort To Win Golf Event 6th Time By the Associated Pressi ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 5.— Jimmy Caputo, the Swampscott (Mass.' golfing landscape gardener, faced Horace Williams, jr., former Florida State amateur champion, to day in the semifinal round of the New Year tournament at Lakewood Country Club. Caputo. seeking the title for the sixth year in a row, required 19 holes yesterday to defeat Milton Wever. St. Petersburg's city match and medal play champion. Both had two-over-par 74s after the 18th hole and Caputo took the 19th with a par 4, while Wever missed a 5-foot putt. Williams, whose home also is at St. Petersburg, advanced to t.ha semifinals by eliminating Bill Mc Intyre of Boston, Mass., and St, Petersburg, 3 and 1. In today's other third-round match, William Thetford of Tampa, runnerup to Caputo last year, op posed Bud Coit of St. Petersburg. Thetford won from Art Stone of Syracuse, N. Y„ 3 and 1, yesterday and Coit defeated V. Blaine Asher, former Iowa State champion from Spencer, Iowa, 6 and 5. Coolidge Convincing In Licking Sf. John's Coolidge's rating as one of the leading high school basket ball teams in Washington was enhanced today after the smooth manner in which the Colts defeated St. John's, 34-21, at Coolidge yesterday. With Bill Cannon and Bill Lake each dumping in a pair of baskets, the Colts went into a 10-5 lead in the first quarter and never were threatened. Ahead 17-8 at the half, Coolidge increased its margin in the third period by scoring six points while limiting the Cadets to a bucket by Paddy Rhodes. Both made 11 points in the final eight minutes, George Lafferty and Addy Bassin scoring tw'ice for the Colts while Bits Dudley and Rhodes each got two for the Johnnies. Coolidge. G.F.Pts St. John'i, G.F.Pts. Cannon,f :i 1 7 Dudley.! :t o « Lake.f _ . 2 1 5 Gletner.f o 0 0 Lafferty,c_4 0 8 Cavanaugh.! nil Lain*.* . 3 O H Mayhugh.f . 0 0 0 Sickle.g- 12 4 Hughes.c Oil Bassin.g _ 2 0 4 Durkin,g ,215 Welnstein.g .0 0 0 Rhodes,*_408 Totals_ 15 4 34 Totals 8 3 21 Three years ago—Johnny Bulla wins (10,000 Los Angeles golf open with 281. mnwimTmm Ensign Luckman Assigned NEW YORK, Jan. 5 </P).—Sid Luckman, quarterback and passing ace of the Chicago Bears, has taken over his new duties as an ensign in the United States Maritime Service. He is assigned to the station at Sheeshead Bay. Hunter Available for Meets NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (JP).—Ensign Oliver Hunter, former Notre Dame 2-miler, is the new athletic officer of Columbia University's V-7 Naval Training Station and will compete on the indoor track circuits when ever his duties permit. /^REPAIRING SPEEDOMETERS AMMETERS, >tt.