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Washington, D. C., Thursday, January 20, 1944—A—18 * |
Win, Lose or Draw
By GRANTLAND RICE.
Balancing Schedules College Sports' Big Task
One of the toughest assignments now at hand in college sport is
the arrangement of schedules that will prevent at least part of the
slaughter which took place last fall, especially when Navy trainees
w-ere thrown against young civilians. Many schedules already have
been completed, but many others still are in the making.
It is Frank Leahy’s belief there will be no outstanding college
teams this season, outside of West Point and Annapolis.
"They lose good men,” the Notre Dame coach says, "but they
have many good men back, with other good men coming in. When
they meet it will be for the national championship.
"Notre Dame loses practically every member of its squad. Most
of the others will be just as hard hit. This means there will be
better-matched teams all along the line. There w’ill be other 17
year-old kids coming along, as there w'ere this last fall—many who
were real stars. I agree with you that it’s a mistake to overmatch
these kids, especially those who are not so good.”
The 17-year-old Tulsa sensation, 147-pound Ford, would have
starred on any team. His 76-yard run against Georgia Tech came
from a combination of perfect faking, speed, poise and running
smartness.
College Football Due Pros' Full Respect
We have a squawk fo offer against those college players who
take up pro football and then get busy telling every one that it is the
cleaner, harder, more interesting game in which the player can have
much more fun. I can see no sense nor sportsmanship in using pro
football to knock the college g*me.
Any football player with the right spirit should still be for his
college and the game that gave him a chance to turn pro. Profes
sional baseball can get along without college baseball, although you’d
be surprised to know how many big league stars are ex-college men.
But pro football coudn’t possibly survive without the help of col
lege play. Practically every name on every professional roster came
from a former college line-up. These men had been well-coached, well
trained and ably-developed in most cases before they ever turned pro.
If anything happened to college football there would either be no pro
league or it strictly would be third class.
Professionals Seen Talking for Pay Checks
Most of those who tell the world how much better in every way
the pro game is are merely trying to curry favor with the pav-check.
Pro football has the greater playing strength. It should have this
quality. It is a fine game and an improving game. But for all that
you don't see any 80,000 or 90,000 crowds watching the top professional
shows.
Smart pros should be the biggest boosters college football has. In
regard to football for 1944, I am in full agreement with Lou Little
about needed rule changes. The sooner wrong things are made right,
the better off the game will be.
Three Changes Urged in College Game
College football could stand for three essential rule changes be
fore next season rolls around:
1. An out-of-bounds kick-off should give the opponents the ball
on the 50-yard line.
2. Permit forward passing at any point back of the scrimmage line.
3. Permit any one recovering a fumble to run with the ball.
There is no sense in taking any arbitrary stand that the rules
must be set as they are for the duration.
If these changes would help football—and most of the coaches,
most of the players and most of the spectators think they would—they
should be made as quickly as possible.
(North American Newspaper Alliance. Inc.)
H.-S. Brings Five D.C.
Boys to Face Terps
Four boys from Washington will
be in the starting line-up when
Hampden-Svdney's basket ball team
invades Coliege Park to play Mary
land Saturday night and a fifth
District of Columbia lad will be
ready for relief duty.
Captain of the invading Tigers
Is Bill Cantwell, who played as a
freshman at George Washington
last season. Another former G. W.
bov, although he didn't play bas
ket ball with the Tigers, is Bluce
l,e Grande. Also with the starting
quint is Tex Gaster. American U.
letter man. and Harry Bond from
Easter High. Cantwell and Bond
will be starting forwards. Le Grande
goes at center and Gaston teams
with Bud Voight in the guard po
sitions.
Jack Remson. former Central
High, also is with the Hampden
Svdney squad.
Hampden-Sydnev. playing strong
teams, has won only two of seven
games. Maryland's civilian quint
has won one in five.
Howard Conquers Morgan
For 6th Court Victory
Howard University cagers turned
In their sixth basket ball victory of
thp season last night, nosing out
Morgan College here. 39-35.
Morgan led through the early
part of the game, but the Bisons
managed to forge into a 22-19 half
time lead and remained ahead the
rest, of the ivav. Frank Daniels
counted 17 points to lead the
winners.
Howard U. G F Pts M rgm Got. G F Pts.
Btirt.f *2 0 4 Brown,f ti *2 14
Mack.f non Day.f <1 0 (I
Nixon.f 0 1 1 Brass.f <1 <1 a
Smalls.f *2 3 7 W hlnston.c 4 0 S
Hedees.f 1 (1 *2 Ortmsley.R a 1 1
Robinson.r* .113 Oalnes.R a <• a
Mays.c a 1 1 Ervin.R ,5212
Rensome.R a 2 2 Jones.R a 0 0
Swift.r 1 a 2
Daniels.K S 1 17
Totals IS !> 39 Totals IS 5 35
Jacobsens' 117 Points
Set Heurich Record
With both teams playing “fire
men's” basket ball, a scoring record
was set in the Heurich League last
night as Jacobsen Florists won over
the D. C. Silents, 117-62.
Barry Kreisberg led the Florists
attack with 33 field goals and'a total
of 67 points, which also was thought
to be a league mark.
U. S. Girls Win in Mexico
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 20 </P>.—
Arkansas Motors Coaches, woman's
basket ball team from Little Rock,
defeated the Rieleras of Mexico City
last night, 17 to 8.
Basket Ball Scores
By the Associated Press.
Navy, 73; Swarthmore, 39.
Army. 49: St. Johns, 36.
Ursinus. 43: Moravian V-5, 33.
Columbia, 46: Yale. 35.
Penn. 56; Muhlenburg, 46.
Lafayette. 46; Lehigh, 44.
Loyola. 61 : Delaware U.. 38.
St. Joseph s. 43; Drew U. 43.
Western State Teachers. 39; Fort Knox. 33
Sampson. 58; Hobart. 57.
Tufts. 56; Carrier Aircraft Service. 40.
Philadelphia Area Coast Guard. 68,
Rider. 48.
Coast Guard. 61: Connecticut U., 42.
Rochester. 47: Union. 42.
District (N. Y.) Coast Guard. 40; Mitchel
Field. 31.
Fort Monroe. 64: Newport News Appren
. tice School, 41.
West Virginia. 42; Washington and Jef
ferson. 39
Wesleyan. 75; New London Military Po
lice, 38.
Yale, 63; Coast Guard Academy, 12.
Wheaton College. 54: Elmhurst. 35.
Washburn. 43; Herington Air Base, 34.
Coe, 32; Cornell (Iowa). 31.
Depauw, 65: Franklin. 26.
Pittsburgh. 40: Warrensburg, 35.
Luther, 46j Upper Iowa, 26.
Malden Army Air Base, 69: Southeast Mis
_ souri Teachers. 62 (overtime).
Eutchinson. 47: Wichita Beech, 33.
Concordia. 32; Luther. 16.
Wichita Cessna. 42; Wichita Boeing. 37.
Camp Grant, 63; St. Ambrose (Iowa), 31.
I^terson Field, 62; Colorado College V-12,
40.
Illinois State Normal. 55; Wabash, 39.
Texas. 54: Baylor, 29.
Georgia, 52; Clemson. 31.
Tulanr, 46: Algiers Naval Station. 24.
Keesler (Miss.) Field, 56; Louisiana Stale.,
ftfi. A
Colts Hand Episcopal
Quint First Defeat
Coolidge's basket ball Colts are
back in the victory column after
trimming previously undefeated
Episcopal, 29-16, yesterday.
Tight defenses by both teams lim
ited scoring in the first half, with
Coolidge taking a 6-5 edge.
Thereafter the game's complexion
changed, with the Colts hitting a
hot streak led by Joe Laing, Bill
Lake and George LafTertv that soon
pulled them far ahead.
I Coolidge. G.F.Pts. Episcopal. G F.Pts
! Sickle.f _ o 2 2 Goodman.f 1 2 4
Niesendflum.f 0 0 fl Stites.f 1 n 2
Cannon.f 1 O 2 Peters.c 0 1 1
Weinstein.f 0 n o McCormick.* 1 2 4
Streeter.f O f) 0 Bennett * 1 2 4
Scott.f 0 O O Tazewell.* Oil
Lake.c _ 2 2 6
Laing.c . _ 3 0 ] o
Eveiett.c .000
Bassin.* 1 2 4
LafTerty.g 2 1 3
Totals . 11 7 20 Totals 4 8 Ifi
Red Wing Howe After
Club Scoring Record
Hr the Associated Press.
If Svd Howe can turn the hat
trick tonight when his Detroit Red
Wings take on the Chicago Black
Hawks in the National Hockey
League's only game he can assure
himself a place in Detroit's all-time
hockey hall of fame.
He needs only three goals to eclipse
Herbie Lewis' club record of 148 in
11 seasons. Howe, now in his ninth
full season with the Wings, has
flashed the red light 146 times.
Counting service with three other
clubs his National League total
is 195.
Rowe, Phils' Vet Pitcher,
Gets Navy Assignment
By the Associated Press.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Jan. 20.—
Thirty - two - year - old Lynwood
j i Schoolboy * Rowe of the Philadel
phia Phillies has passed his pre
1 induction physical examination and
has been assigned to the Navy.
The veteran major league pitcher
stood the examination Saturday at
El Dorado, Ark., his home in off
seasons. When he will report for
duty was not announced.
Rowe, married and the father of
two children, joined- Beaumont of
the Texas League in 1932 and later
starred with Detroit.
Court Tilt Tied 15 Times
Goes Two Extra Periods
By the Associated Press.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.. Jan
20.—It was a real whip-saw, see-saw
basket ball game between the
Malden Army Air Base and the
Southeast Missouri State Teachers
last night, with the score tied 15
times. It required two overtime
periods before the soldiers won
69-62.
Even the half-time score was a
tie, 28-28. The count at the end ol
the regulation time was 54-54 and
60-60 on the first overtime period.
Speaker Fears Major Baseball Wont Operate This Year
Former Great Player |
Doesn't Think Clubs
Can Muster Talent
By LARRY SMITH,
Associated Press Sports Writer,
CLEVELAND, Jan. 20. — Tils
Speaker, one of the original electees
to baseball's hall of fame at Coopers
town, N. Y., is doubtful about the
major leagues' ability to operate this
year.
Now a member of a local draft
board, the famed Gray Eagle says he:
"would like to sefe baseball go on,’
and if it can overcome the manpower j
handicaps, more power to it. But
I'll have to be shown.”
Hasn’t Lost His Enthusiasm.
Speaker doesn’t want any one to
deduce from his statement that he’s
lost his enthusiasm for the game.
He still goes to the ball park as often
as the press of hts steel business per
mits. He’s also a fight fan, a foot-;
ball fan and a hockey fan. But he'sj
pessimistic about the coming season.
"They played last year with a lot
of 3-As and a few 4-Fs,” he explains.
“This year there won’t be any 3-As.
The boys either will be 1-A or they'll
be given 2-A or 2-B deferments be
cause of jobs contributing to the
war effort. If they leave those jobs
to play ball they'll be 1-A so quick
it'll make 'em dizzy.”
Lauds Present-Dav Players.
The man who piloted the Cleve
land Indians to its only world cham
pionship in 1920 isn’t one of those
oldtimers who believe present-day
ball players are inferior to those of
his generation.
"Sometimes I think big money
comes too easily nowadays, and so
lessens incentive, but don't let any
body tell you all the great ball
players are dead."
Tris still gets requests for auto
graphs and loves it. "The fellow
who says he doesn't either is lying
or missing something. At the World
Series last fall a bunch of kids
mobbed me for my autograph and it
made me feel good for a week."
Barons Take 20th Game
Cleveland is the first team in ttie
American Hockey League to hang
up 20 victories. The Barons did the
trick last night by shading the
Pittsburgh Hornets, 4-3. At the
same time the Hornets tied Provi-|
dence with 20 losses.
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Boxing Leaders Urge
Politics Be Taken
From Ring Game
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20.—Boxing be
gan to count noses today after one
of its biggest stocktaking jobs and
the score card showed praise for the
nose-mashing industry as the “place
where democracy works best" and a
warning that it's time to get “poli
tics out of the fight game."
These bouquets and belts in the
eye were tossed around last night
by a collection of such experts as
former Mayor Jimmy Walker, Na
tional Boxing AssociaUon President
Abe Greene and Ring Magazine
Publisher Nat Fleischer. The toss
ing was done at the annual award
dinner of the Boxing Writers' Asso
ciation of New York, at which the
Edward J. Neil Memorial Plaque was
presented to the 4,100 boxers in the
armed forces in appreciation of what
they’ve done for the sport of smash
ing snouts.
Greene and Fleischer both plead
ed to have control of the sport free
from politics. Fleischer also received
an award from the writers for long
service to the sport.
Both he and Greene suggested
that one way to iron matters would
be to have regular boxing writers—
“men with practical experience”—
named to every boxing commission
in the country.
Five Champs Will Defend
Met AAU Track Crowns
By the Associated Preas.
NEW YORK. Jan. 20.—Five cham
pions will defend their titles here
Saturday night in the Metropolitan
AAU senior indoor track champion
ships. They are Eddie Conwell in
the 60-yard dash, Jim Herbert, 600
yard: Jim Rafferty, mile; Harold
Mayes, broad jump, and Bernie
Mayer, shot-put. Other leading en
tries include Ensign Ollie Hunter
in the 2-mile and Bill Hulse in the
mile.
Navy Soccer Coach Tops
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. Jan. 20 <P —
Tom G. Taylor, coach of the Navy
team, has been named “outstanding
soccer coach of the year” by the
National Soccer Coaches' Associa
tion.
Nats Among Few Clubs Strong
In Playing Material This Year
* By HUGH FULLERTON. Jr.,
Associated Press Sports Writer.
If there's safety in numbers—and
some of baseball's best minds figure
that mete numerical strength may
have an important bearing on the
1944 pennant races—you may be
hearing a lot about the two Chicago
clubs, the Cincinnati Reds and
Washington Nats before the 1944
season ends.
The way the “brains” reason, the
clubs controlling the greatest num
ber of players will have the best
chances of securing replacements
when their regulars gq marching off
to war. And judging from what's
happened since last October, plenty
of them will go.
Right now the Cubs, with 36 play
ers on the active list, and the White
Sox, with 35, are the best fixed
Washington, with 32 players now
available, expects to fill its roster tc
the limit of 40 men before spring
training starts, and the Reds plan
four additions to the 30 now listed.
Nats to Look Over Cubans.
As Washington's Clark Griffith
pointed out, this year’s squads differ
from the usual spring training
groups in that they're composed
largely of slowed-down veterans and
untried rookies. Griffith plans tc
take some youngsters and quite a
few boys from the Cuban League tc
camp and to put as many as pas
sible on the active list early in the
■ season in anticipation of losses to
the armed forces.
In prewar years most clubs filled
their camps with the 40 men they
are allowed under contract, plus
a lot of minor leaguers who came in
lor trials. Only a few could reach
that top mark last year and the
totals ranged down to 23 men for
the Phillies and 25 for the Yankees
The Tigers now are down to 25
after losing four regulars since the
1943 season ended and have no re
placements for the departed players.
The Dodgers and Giants list 27
players apiece, seven fewer than
they took to camp last spring.
Rickey Finds Material Poor.
Most of the clubs would be glad
to try out promising youngsters, but
Brooklyn's Branch Rickey remarked:
"Not many are the kind to take to
a major league camp. Even some
of the men we now have aren't too
hot.”
Of the National League clubs,
only the Phillies plan to take more
men to training camp than they
did a year ago. General Manager
Herb Pennock recently mailed out
30 contracts and hopes to add a
couple more if deals materialize.
In the American League, the
Yankees, Indians and Browns all
have more men available now than
when they started training last
spring. But they won't predict that
all of them will be on hand for
training. Any revisions in numbers
are more likely to be down than up.
Nat Farm Getting
Venezuelan Hurler
By the Associated Press.
CARACAS, Jan. 20.—Alexander
Carra.squel. strong-arm man of
the Washington pitching staff, |
has received a letter from Owner
Clark Griffith authorizing him to
bring Pitcher Juan Fiancisco
Hernandez to the United States
for a tryout with Chattanooga,
the Nats’ farm in the Southern |
Association.
The Venezuelan hurler says
Hernandez is a right-hander,
about 21 years old. with a fair
overhand fast ball and excellent
control.
Basket Ball's Senesky
Voted'43 Sport Ace
By the A.ssociated Press.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 20—Phila
delphia Sporting Writers’ Associa
tion has named George Senesky. St.
Joseph’s College basket ball ace, as
the outstanding athlete of 1943.
Senesky, who scored 515 points
last season to set a national col
legiate record, outpointed Spurgeon
’’Spud’1 Chandler. Yankee pitcher,
and Bob Odell. Penn football star,
in an association poll.
He is now an Army private at
Greensboro, N. C.
Senesky will receive an award at
the organization's 40th annual din
ner January 27.
*
'Retirement' Meant He Would
Enter Service, Gordon States
By WILLIAM PHIPPS,
Associated Press Sports Writer.
EUGENE, Oreg., Jan. 20.—Let's
get it straight about Joe Gordon,
who would rather be a shortstop
than one of baseballs great second
basemen.
He's not retiring. But he plans
'to be with the armed forces instead
of the world champion New York
Yankees in 1944.
That's from Gordon for the
record—to put an end to a lot of
conflicting reports.
The confusion partly is Joe’s
fault, partly some guys' who tried
to second-guess the former Univer
sity of Oregon star.
Gordon came home after the 1943
World Series and dropped a re
mark about hanging up his uniform.
He added that he wouldn't be
around for spring training. Then
he went hunting in the Eastern
Oregon wilds, leaving the boys here
abouts to put their own interpre
tation on what he had said.
Rumors Spread Rapidly.
Some of Gordon's friends an
nounced that The Flash was going
to retire, and. in less time than it
would take Joe to steal second base,
he was tl> fed up with the Yankees;
'2► through with baseball for good;
13> starting his holdout campaign
early; <4> going to stay on the
Pacific Coast and play minor league
ball because he liked the climate;
I < 51 mentioned as manager of the
Portland Beavers of the Coast Cir
cuit.
When Gordon came home again
he had to start from scratch and
explain things.
He believes that the majors will
fold in 1944 because too much man
power will have been drained by the
armed services. Joe, who has twc
children—Judy, 3'2 years, and Jo
seph Michael, 1|2—reasoned that he
probably wouldn't survive the fathei
draft. Hence his remark about
hanging up his uniform.
Individualist on Training.
Joe also has his own ideas about
conditioning. He contends he can
get into better shape in Western
^ Oregon's mild climate than at the
i Yankee's wartime camp in New
, Jersey. If, by chance, he were back
In 1944, he planned to skip training
, camp—with the consent of Manager
Joe McCarthy, who says Joe always
keeps in prime condition anyway.
That accounted for Gordon’s say
ing he wouldn't be around fot
spring training.
At the time the rumor factory
began production, he say he hac
nothing more on his mind. But
recently the Yankee ace announced
his intention of enlisting in some
branch of service, and now he think?
he never may play with the Yanks
again. He may be too old when
1 the war ends.
Eagles' Streak Ended
By Mount St. Joe
Gonzaga’s five-game basket ball
winning streak is ended, but the
Eagles own the satisfaction of hav
ing pushed Mount St. Joseph's to
the limit in Baltimore yesterday be
fore the Mounts were able to gain
their 13th consecutive victory.
The Mounts won 36-31, largely due
to the hot streak they had in the
first period when Paul Gordon and
Georgie Eikenberg led them to a
13-1 margin. Thereafter the Eagles,
with Joe Hickson leading the floor
play and Chester Coakley doing a
good percentage of scoring, managed
to close the gap and make a tight
game of it.
Gonzaga. G.P.Pts. Mt. St. Joe. G.F.Pts.
Coakley.f_ _ 4 2 10 Gordon,f_ 5 3 J3
Cranston.f_. 4 0 8 Silk.f__ . o O O
Healy.f 12 4 Eikenberg.f 5 2 12
Carroll.c __ 2 0 4 Howell,c 2 0 4
Hickson.g __ 2 1 5 Banahan.g-- O 2 2
Kellinger.g __ O o O Lipton.R_ 1 0 2
Tangredi,g__ 0 0 0 .Welsh.r 0 0 ft
Falter, r_ 1 1 3
Totals _13 5 31 Totals 14 8 30
Reds Again Will Train
At Indiana University
i By the Associated Press.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 20 —
Cincinnati’s Reds—touted as one of
the outstanding contenders for the
1944 National League championship
—will go through their spring train
ing paces at Indiana University this
year for the second consecutive year,
according to General Manager War
ren C. Giles.
Only 27 on Giants' List
NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (>PV—Eddie
Brannick, secretary of the New
York Giants, dropped 27 contracts
for 1944 into the mails today—the
smallest number of pacts offered in
recent years.
Young Mile Star
Headed tor Navy
By the Associated Press.
Dick Hall, a frosh marine train
ee at, Princeton, has been invited
to run in the Wanamaker mile at
the Millrose A. A. indoor meet in
New York February 5.
At Exeter Dick did a 4:21.6
mile to break Bill Bonthron's
Interscholastic record, and Coach
Matty Gels is rushing him along
because Dick will be in the Naval
Academy by next spring.
Hanford, on Furlough,
To Ride at Hialeah
Ey the Associated Press.
MIAMI. Fla.. Jan. 20.—Pfc. Ira
“Babe” Hanford, on leave from Fort
Robinson, Nebr., where he is at
tached to an Army remount unit,
is a Hialeah visitor. He has re
ceived Army permission to accept a
feto mounts during his furlough.
Jockey H. Trent’s draft board in
Texas has advised him to report im
mediately to Miami selective service
headquarters for a pre-induction
test.
Jockey J. R. Layton, who sustained
a leg injury during the recent Trop
ical Park meeting, was to accept his
first mount of the current session
today.
Nordlander Top Scorer
BAINBR1DGE, Md , Jan. 20.—Big
Johnny Nordlander, former Hamline
ace, leads the scorers on the Bain
bridge Naval Training Station basket
ball tefim with 175 points.
Forward Ken Corley is in second
place with 131 points. A1 Brightman
is third with 126.
Bainbridge has won 13 of 16 games.
Texas Ags Blow Taps for Reveille. Beloved Dog
By the Associated Press.
COLLEGE STATION, Tex.,
Jan. 20.—Aggieland has said
good-by to Reveille—a dog that
won her way into the hearts of
thousands to become a symbol of
fighting spirit.
The little black and white
mascot of Texas A. and M.,
termed “more than an animal;
she is a tradition,” died of old
age in the veterinary hospital.
The Aggie Band played “The
Spirit of-Aggieland” and “Silver
Taps” when they buried Rev in
the center of Kyle Field, where
the dog loved to cavort during
] half-time drills at football games.
Reveille’s collar will be placed
in a case and a plaque will be
affixed to the entrance of the
stadium.
_ Not long ago, when the cadets
were raising money to have
Reveille designated a general,
they also contributed funds to
have her portrait done in oil. It
hangs where every cadet may see.
Reveille was picked up one
night in 1931 by some Aggies on a
road south of the campus. A
leg hurt was dressed and she was
taken to a dormitory. She im
mediately was adopted by the
Cadet Corps as its mascot.
She made trips with the corps;
she frolicked in and out the for
mations, and when the band put
on a show she wore an Aggie
blanket.
Said President F. G. Bolton:
•To many a homesick fresh
man Reveille represented the dog
he left at home; that dumb friend
that always could be depended
upon for a wag of the tail and
a friendly bark, no matter how
dark the clouds or how negligent
were other friends. Reveille was
a tangible, visible connecting link
with a carefree boyhood."
Ace Ringmen Carded
In Three Big Shows
By the Associated Press.
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Jan. 20 —
Phil Terranova, NBA featherweight
champion, and Snooks Lacey will
meet here Monday night in a 10
round non-title bout.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20 UP).—Nick
Londos, Detroit matchmaker, has
signed Jake La Motta and Ozzie
Harris for a 10-round fight in De
troit’s Olympia, January 28.
NEW YORK. Jan. 20 UP).—'Tami
Mauriello. heavyweight contender.j
and Joe Baksi will meet in a 10
round bout at Madison Square
Garden February 25.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 20 UP).—Beau
Jack, recognized as lightweight
champion by the New York State!
Athletic Commission, will meet:
Maxle Berger at Cleveland Public;
Hall February 15 If a weight dispute
can be adjusted.
Champ Tokle in Ace Ski List
For Meet at Wrigley Field
By the Associated Pre*».
CHICAGO, Jan. 20.—Sport fans
will be going out to the ball park
again Sunday—to see a ski tourna
ment.
The Norge Ski Club's attraction
will hold the sports spotlight for the
next two Sundays and will draw 40
top-liner contestants, headed by
Sergt. Torger Tokle of Brooklyn,
who holds the national ski-jumping
record of 289 feet.
Wrigley Field, where Chicago's
Cubs and Bears cavort in spring,
summer and fall (even winter. 1943),
will be the scene of the event.
The slide, constructed of prefabri
cated steel tubing covered by con
crete forms, then packed with snow,
is pitched at 32 degrees, whereas the
regulation outdoor slide is steeper,
at 42 degrees.
Sergt. Tokle, a member of the
mountain infantry, stationed at
Bagby Is Eager to Quit Tribe
Because of Boudreau Feud
By the Associated Press.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 20.—When it
comes to baseball, Jim Bagby and
Manager Lou Boudreau mutually
are exclusive—says Bagby.
The tall right-handed pitcher who
won 17 games for Cleveland in 1943,
has revived a long-standing tiff with
Boudreau, manager of the Tribe.
“I just don’t believe he and I
ever can get along on the same
club,” said the hurler in a letter
to Sports Writer Ed McAuley of
the Cleveland News.
“Boudreau does not like me and
I don’t care a lot for him," Bagby
wrote. “The best thing Cleveland
can do is trade me. Where? Any
where.”
Bagby, 27-year-old native Cleve
lander, went to the Boston Red Sox
from the minor leagues in 1941, and
was traded to the Indians in De
cember, 1942.
Third Woman Gets 300
Tenpin Set This Season
CLEVELAND, Jan. 20.—Marge
Slogar, 30-year-old war worker,
bowled a perfect game in league
competition last night, the third
woman to roll 300 in the United
States this season.
She holds the Ohio women's sin
gles and all-events titles and shares
the doubles crown. _
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The other outstanding entrants
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member of the United States team
in the 1936 Olympics.
Sverre Fredheim of Minneapolis,
who finished first among members of
the American team in the 1936
games, is another highly-regarded
entry.
Rowland Is Made Prexy
Of Pacific Coast Loop
By the Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 20.—
Clarence Rowland, president of the
Los Angeles Baseball Club, has been
elected president of the Pacific
Coast League for 10 years at a salary
of $12,500 a year.
In electing Rowland for a 10-year
term, directors set a precedent for
length of term. The salary con
tracted for is almost twice that re
i ported paid previously.
Sports Program
For Local Fans
TODAY.
Basket Ball.
Catholic U. at Washington Col
lege, Chestertown, Md.
Bullis at Central, 4:00.
TOMORROW.
Basket Ball.
Anacostia vs. Eastern, Tech vs.
Wilson (high school series), Tech
gym, first game, 7:30.
Baltimore Friends at St. Albans,
3:30.
National Training School at
Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 3:30.
Gonzaga at Georgetown Prep,
3:30.
St. John's at Greenbelt, 9:00.
Rockville at Montgomery Blair,
4:00.
Washing ton-Lee at Fairfax,
8:00.
George Washington at Fred
ericksburg.
Boxing.
Vic Creelman vs. Aaron Perry.
9 - round lightweight feature,
Uline Arena, 8:45.
SATURDAY.
Basket Ball.
Hampden-Sydney at Maryland.
College Park, 8:00.
Gallaudet at Bridgewater.
Coolidge vs. Roosevelt, Central
vs. Western (high school series),
Tech gym, first game, 7:30.
St. James at Landon, 3:00.
St. John's at Calvert Hall^
Baltimore.
Montgomery Blair at Charlotte
Hall.
Boxing.
Maryland at North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, N. C.
Bears Face Tough Foe
In Baltimore Mets
Washington Bears will face their
toughest opponents of the season
this Sunday at Turner's Arena in
the Baltimore Mets, unbeaten col
ored pros.
The Bears have won over the Mets
four times by close margins. This
year the Mets are considered
stronger than ever.
‘Sugar’’ Cain, former high scorer
of Armstrong High and later an out
standing player for Morgan College,
will be in the line-up for the Mets.
With him will be "Deuce-’ Gibson
and the veteran "Rap” Wheatley.
Woodward Five Victor
In YMCA Basket Loop
Woodward edged out Falls Church.
22-19. In a YMCA Basket Ball
League game played at the Y last
! night. Hodgkin was high for the
victors with 8 points.
Westminster won over Bov Scout
Troop 72. 62-30. with Sanford tally
ing 26 for the winners.
Y Flashes defeated Congress
Pages, 30-20. as Pippel led his team's
attack with 6 points.
Blanton Foregoes Mound
To Seek Traffic Berth
Bj the Associated Press.
SHAWNEE, Okla., Jan. 20 —
Darrell E. «Cv> Blanton. 34. former
big league pitcher, has applied for
entrance to a traffic training school,
first step toward a- job on the
Oklahoma highway patrol.
He pitched for Sacramento last
season, but said ‘‘the chances are
we won't have any baseball this
year.”
He also declared he preferred a
regular job.
Dunbar High Conquers
Alumni in Overtime
Dunbar High shaded the alumni
quint, 32-28. yesterday in a game
'that went into overtime with the
score at 26-all. In the last minute,
the alumni led, 26-25, but Bob
Cannady sank a charity shot to tie
It up. The alumni edged ahead as
Eldridge potted one, then Charley
Cabiness evened the score. The
winning 4 points were made by Ray
Taylor and John Stratford.
American Pro Grid Loop
Plans to Play in 1945
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Jan. 20.—The Ameri
can Professional Football Associa
j tion, which suspended operations in
| 1942 and 1943 because of the war, is
ialanning to resume in 1945, according
to Joe Rosentover of Passaic, N. J.,
president of the association.
"It depends, of course, on wartime
conditions,” Rosentover explained
after a meeting of the association.
"We will hold another meeting here
in July to make definite plans."
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