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Washington, D. C., Monday, February 28, 1944—A—8 Win, Lose or Draw By GRANTLAND RICE. Tunney Meets Heeney Again in Biggest Fight This is a melodrama of time and space, peace and war. It is a story that starts 16 years ago, then switches from a prize ring in New York to the battlefields of the South Pacific. It happens to concern two leading heavyweights by the names of Gene Tunney and Tom Heeney. Comdr. Tunney gave me the story. "As you may recall,” he said, "as defending champion I was to meet the leading survivor from a group that included Jack Sharkey and Tom Heeney. I thought and hoped it would be Sharkey. But Johnny Risko—you remember—the Cleveland Rubber Man—took care of Sharkey, with a lot to spare. So I thought Heeney should be given his chance and Tex Rickard agreed with me. For Heeney had made the best showing from a group that included Heeney, Sharkey, Risko, Jack Delaney and Maloney. Heeney’s average was much above the others. Look back over the records. "I defended my title against Tom Heeney,” Tunney continued, ‘‘but that is a small part of this story. I always admired the Down Under Rock for his stamina and his gameness. Knowing that was my last heavyweight fight, I hardly expected to see Heeney again. “As a matter of fact I didn’t see Heeney again for 16 years. And the setting was entirely different. For it's a long hike from a ring in New York to a War arena in the South Pacific. We had no faint idea that night that we would be meeting again as allies, 10,000 miles away, for a far greater championship. The Rock Is Doing Fine Job for U. S. Navy "I found on the other side of the world that Heeney, fighting for our Navy, had been turning in a fine job. He was no longer a young fighter. He was well up in his 40s. But Tom was in perfect condi tion, still the Old Rock from Down Under. "Under these conditions I Vas more than pleased to recommend him for promotion—for a promotion he deserved—a promotion that he got. Tom now is with our battle fleet in the South Pacific and it is something more than a pleasure to report that he is doing a fine job where he has the respect of all who happen to work with him. "Old Tom was rightly called The Rock. He had short arms, he never was a great boxer, but he was dead game and could take as many punches as any one I ever saw. I can only say I got a big thrill In seeing him again and in finding out the fine work he was doing in a much more important contest than facing Jack Sharkey or Gene Tunney.” Telling 2-Foot Putt Made Tunney Flinch Talk about Heeney brought up another debate concerning cour age and nerves in different games. Frank Craven was the one who opened up this plot. Frank brought up the story of a golf match where he and Tunney were battling with Kent Cooper of the A. P. and your correspondent. "It was an even scrap,” Craven said, “until we came to the last hole at Blind Brook. "On this last hole Tunney had .a 2-foot putt to square the match. Somewhere from far off you could hear the light hum of a motor from some sort of tractor. Gene, who had listened to the wild howl of the mob'1 in two Dempsey fights, who had remained cool and un worried through these two tumults, who had waited for the gong with perfect control, now wanted this motor shut off. He was un worried with a million on the line. He was upset with $2 riding on a 2-foot. putt. The motor kept humming—and Gene blew the putt. Remember that. Gene?” "I remember it very well,” he said. "But boxing and golf are two entirely different games. So are baseball and golf. The roar of the crowd belongs to a big fight and to any big ball game. But it s all different in golf, a game demanding complete concentration on any shot—especially on a 2-foot putt. Neither a big fight nor a championship ball game has anything like the tension that golf builds up.” (North American Newspaper Alliance.) Few Stars on Preakness List Of 48 Horses Already Named By the Associate Press. BALTIMORE. Feb. 28—Forty eight 3-year-olds were listed by the Maryland Jockey Club today as eli gibles for the 54th running of the rich Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday, May 13. The list Was more notable for the lack of good racers among the cur rent mixed assortment of 3-year olds than for the competent racers on it and it appeared probable that there would be a bumper crop of supplementary nominations for the $50,000-added event. The Preakness, again following the Kentucky Derby by one week, will be run on the final day of a 28-dav meeting to be conducted at Pimlico by Maryland's four major racing associations—Pimlico, Laurel, Bowie and Havre de Grace. The list of 48 elieibles included one filly. Belair Stud’s Pallene, and two geldings, Walter M. Jeffords Westminster and John Marsch's Jezrahel. The other 45 are colts. Outstanding Colts on List. Outstanding colts, on the basis of past performance, were Mrs. A. J. Abel s Gramps Image, Brookemeade Stable’s Pressure. Mrs. Ella K. Bry son's Director J. E., Calumet Farm's Pensive, R. Sterling Clark's Smolen sko, Longchamps Farm’s Professor Lee, Crispin Oglebay’s Knight and Lt. Col. C. V. Whitney’s Pukka Gin! * George D. Widener’s juvenile star of last fall’s consolidated Maryland meeting, Platter, was missing from the list, as were Mrs. H. J. Mohr’s Royal Prince, William Helis' Olym pic Zenith, A. C. Ernst's Alorter, Harry La Montagna’s Rodney Stone and Marsch's Occupy. Other good thoroughbreds not now eligible include Warren Wright’s .fillies. Twilight Tear and Miss Keeneland, Weyanoke, Durazna, Bellwether, Cocopet and Gay Bit. Pimlico officials said they already had indications that a number of these racers would be nominated for the second leg of the triple crown races. Race Apt to Be Worth $70,000. Supplementary nominations may be made up until April 15 upon payment of a $1,500 fee. Last year was the first time when a colt made eligible by the supplementary route won the event. He was Mrs. John D. Hertz’s Count Fleet. The Preakness. run at a mile and three-sixteenths, has a current gross value of $60,210 and this is likely to approach $70,000 before they go to the post on May 13. In addition to the supplementary fees, starters are required to pay $500. The only one of 35 nominators who named more than two racers was Whtiney, with five. Those who named two each were W. L. Brann, Calumet, Clark, Longchamps, Marsch. Louis B. Mayer, Mill River Stable and Wheatley Stable. Fifty colts were eligible for last year's running—49 of them by the regular futurity procedure and one —Count Fleet—by the supplementary route. Off, Close Before, Out to Snare AAU Heavy Title in Third Try By the Associatec", Press. CHICAGO. Feb. 28.—Orlan Ott, 220-pound combination naval avia tion cadet and heavyweight boxer, hopes there's something to that old saying that the third time is a charm. One of five Texas representatives In the Golden Gloves tournament beginning tonight, Ott will make his third bid for a title in the Chi cago Tribune-sponsored boxing show which this year has attracted. 240 amateurs from 24 States and Can ada. A native of Hartley, Iowa, but now stationed at Chase Field, near Cor pus Christi, Tex., Ott competed in 1939 and 1940 as a mem' *r of the Sioux City, Iowa, team. In his first attempt ha anced as far as the quarter-finals and the Sports Program TODAY. Basket Ball. Devitt at Fairfax, 3:30. Boxing. All-star program, Turner’s Arena, 8:45. TOMORROW. Basket Ball. Montgomery Blair at Rockville, 3:30. Boxing. District AAU championship finals, Uline Arena. WEDNESDAY. Basket Ball. Maryland at Army, West Point, N. Y. Wrestling. Weekly program at Turner’s Arena, 8:45. THURSDAY. Basket Ball. Mason-Dixon Conference tour nament, Baltimore. Boxing. Silver Gloves tournament finals, Eastern Branch Boys’ Club, 7:00. Warren County High School at Fairfax High, 8:00. second time he went to the semi finals. This year, he figures, he should reach the finals and go all the way for the coveted heavyweight crown. And the lad's coach, Sully Mont gomery, former Centre College and Chicago Cardinals football player, thinks Ott has a fine chance to do just that. He's big, tough, fast and packs a wallop, says Montgomery, who also speaks highly of another Texas entrant, Corpl. Jimmy Mar low. A lightweight and peacetime resi dent of Albany, N. Y., Marlow is stationed with the Army Air Forces in the Rio Grande Valley. With action in two rings the tour ney will run tonight. Tuesday and Wednesday to determine the 32 win ners who will battle in the cham pionship finals March 10. < Principal Hart Shares Laurels as Eastern Rules on Court Temple Five Zooms To Front in Beating Western Michigan By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 28.—Temple, a team given scant consideration at the start of the season-, jumped into the college basket ball limelight last week by bowling over Western Mich igan. The feat of the Philadelphia Owls in handing the Midwesterns their first collegiate setback of the sea son, 55-51, shoved them into the front line of teams being consid ered to fill the remaining berths in post-season tournaments. Provided the Owls follow through this week and whip their arch city rivals, St. Joseph’s, they may be in vited to compete in the National In vitation Tourney at Madison Square Garden along with De Paul (18-3), Oklahoma Aggies (20-3). Muhlen berg (20-3), Utah (13-3), St. John's (13-3), Kentucky (14-1) and still another unnamed quintet. So far Temple has won 13 and lost 7 against major competition, the last four in a row against St. John’s, Washing ton-Jefferson, Penn State and West ern Michigan. Unbeaten Army Stands Alone. Temple’s performance overshad owed somewhat the victory Army chalked up against New York U. to continue the only major unbeaten quintet in the country. The Cadets hope to finish their season unbeaten in 15 starts by crushing Maryland and Navy this week and perhaps being invited to one of the post season tourneys. Dartmouth, 15-1, already has ac cepted an invitation to compete in the Eastern NCAA playoffs, and Ohio State, 13-6, is expected to act this week. What teams will fill the remainder of the berths in this tourney still is a mystery although Arkansas is re garded as having the inside track from the Southwest. This is how the situation shapes up by sections: East—Temple's feats outstanding w-ith Army and Long Island College close behind. Sampson Naval sur prised by beating Canisius then, in turn, was unset by Colgate. Muhlen bere wound up season by whipping Villanova. Wildcats Blast Purdue. Midwest—Northwestern, eliminat ed from Big Ten title by Illinois way' cP0"47, came back against Purdue Saturday and knocked Boil ermakers out of passible tie, 51-45. Iowa now only remaining team with chance for title deadlock with Ohio State but has to beat Northwestern twice this week. Best wins of week: De Paul s 61-49 win over Notre Dame in overtime and Notre Dame's 66-42 T^i»rf°f ,IOWla„ /3reat Lakes drubbed Toledo for 30th victory in 33 games ®‘g S‘x — Fireworks tonight at Ames when unbeaten Iowa State and Oklahoma clash with first place at stake. Oklahoma, beaten prev iously by Cyclones. 41-39, must win! to gam at least tie for title, if Sooner* win, Kansas could knock Iowa state out of tie by winning on Friday. Share Southwest Title. Southwest—Arkansas trou need winless Texas Aggies twice to wind up conference season in champion ship tie with Rice. Each has won 11 league games and lost only 1. Arkansas appears choice to repre sent section in NCAA tourney since Rice is losing several of its regulars before the tourney opens. Southeast—Kentucky and Georgia Tech seeded No. 2 and 2 in annual conference tourney this week end at Louisville. Other teams are Tulane, Vanderbilt, Georgia and Louisiana State. South—Duke won the champion ship of the Southern Conference by upsetting North Carolina in annual tourney at Raleigh. Norfolk Naval Training Station and Norfolk Naval Air Station battle Tuesday to settle feud. Pacific Coast—The same old story, Washington on top in the northern division and California in the south ern half. Piedmont Loop Seeks All-Virginia Setup By the Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va„ Feb. 28—A Class “B” league composed entirely of Virginia teams is a possibility again this season in the Old Do minion as the result of action here yesterday by the Board of Directors of the Piedmont League in inviting Brooklyn to locate its franchise within the ooundaries of the State. Because of wartime difficulties in transportation and to obviate the nedessity for long jumps in filling schedule commitments, the directors “invited and requested” the owners of the Durham, N. C., franchise to “move closer in” and passed an enabling act whereby Brooklyn could move its farm club without further authority from the board. Other members of the loop are Richmond, Norfolk. Portsmouth, Lynchburg and Roanoke, all in Virginia. Sites suggested to the Brooklyn agent included Newport News and Petersburg, boih of which have sup ported Class B baseball teams in the past. A third possibility is Danville. Five years ago—Jack Tidball beat Sidney Wood, 2—6, 6—8, 6—4. 7—5, 7—5, in quarter-finals of United States Indoor tennis tourney at New York. Bisons Press for Hotkey Lead In East as Hershey Falters oy me Associates press. Although held to two ties last week the Buffalo Bisons still are on the heels of Hershey in the Eastern division of the American Hockey League. Hershey started the week with two victories while the Bisons were held even by Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. The Bears took a 3-0 licking Satur day night from Cleveland and last night absorbed a 6-to-l beating from the Bisons before 9,945, the largest turnout of the season at Buffalo. The victory put the Bisons back within four points of the Bears and assured a neck-and-neck struggle during the closing weeks oAhe cam paign in the Eastern loop. Walter Atamas turned the hat trick for the Bisons with three goals. Cleveland continued far out in front in the Western half, the Barons following up their Shutout of Hershey on Saturday night with a 4-to-3 conquest of Providence last night. indianapoiis turned in tne oddest trick of the week; playing three ties with Providence, Buffalo and Pitts burgh. The Caps gained their latest deadlock and 16th of the season, a 3-3 affair with the Hornets, last night, when Johnny Sorrell scored in the last 30 seconds. Golden Gloves Finals On NEW YORK, Feb. 28 </P).—A total of 36 finalists, survivors of more than 2,000 entrants, compete to night at Madison Square Garden in th^ windup of the Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament. FORCEFUL ROOTING—Matters were fully as lively in the stands as they were on the court as Eastern beat G. W. High Saturday night in the final of The Star’s metropolitan basket ball tournament. Here is a sample as portrayed by the Eastern High followers. They had a right to be hilarious as the final score proved. _Star Staff Photo. -------— .i__ Pro Punting Laurels Baugh's for Fourth Consecutive Year By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, Feb. 28.—Generally recognized as the greatest quick kicker in National Professional League history, Sammy Baugh of the Washington Redskins tightened his grasp on that honor today. For the fourth consecutive year he was named top punter in football’s toughest circuit. Official figures show he averaged 45.9 yards last year on 50 kicks, in cluding the season’s longest—an 81 yard boot against Detroit November 14. Five of his efforts traveled more than 70 yards. The Redskin veteran, who also won passing and pass interception honors, had a comfortable margin over Harry Hopp of Detroit, runner up, with a 39.2-yard average on 42 kicks. This despite the fact that three of Baugh’s and none of Hopp’s boots were blocked. With ratings based on number of kicks as well as average distance, John Kinscherf, New York Giant rookie, finished third by hoisting 32 punts an average of 40.7 yards. Kinscherf also came through with the outstanding kicking performance of the year in the rain and mud at Detroit last November 7. when he averaged 41.6 yards on 14 boots. Principally because three of every four of Baugh kicks are of the quick surprise variety, the Redskins not only captured team punting laurels, with an average of 43.1 yards, but also had the least percentage of punts returned—.430—and the low est average distance of returns by opponents—9.5 yards. Detroit and New York finished second and third in average punting distance, with figures of 41.5 and 39.5 yards, respectively. Two Dartmouth Cagers On All-East Loop Five Ey the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 28.—Two mem bers of Dartmouth's championship team, Aud Brindley and Larry Bax ter, were named today to the 1944 Eastern Intercollegiate Basket Ball League all-star team, with Chink Crossin of Pennsylvania, Mike Shinkarik of Princeton and Bob Gale of Cornell. The team was selected by a poll of league coaches, who were unani mous in picking Brindley, league high scorer; Baxter and Crossin. Falk Gets Decade Award From Semipro Baseball By the Associated Press. WICHITA, Kans., Feb. 28.—Rich ard S. Falk, Milwaukee, has been awarded the National Baseball Con gress “decade trophy.” Ray Dumont, congress president, said Falk w-as given the award for having done the most for sandlot baseball since the semipro program started in 1935. Falk, Wisconsin State semipro commissioner from 1941-43, now is in the Marines. Galento Takes Physical For War Duty Friday By the Associated Press. ORANGE, N. J., Feb. 28.—“Two Ton” Tony Galento, one-time con tender for the world heavyweight boxing championship,' will report Friday for his selective service physical examination. He is mar ried and father of one child. He currently is on a tour of Southern Army camps as a boxing referee. He also has a booking as wrestling referee in Washington, D. C., on Wednesday night. Hockey Statistics • NATIONAL LEAGUE. Teams. \ W. L. T. G OG. Pts. Montreal_ 31 4 7 180 88 60 Detroit _ 20 16 8 17(1 141 4fi Chicago_ 10 18 4 140 156 42 Toronto _ 10 20 4 178 162 42 Boston _ 1H 21 4 177 207 36 New York__ 6 33 3 137 286 15 Games Yesterday. Montreal, 5; Detroit. 1. Chicago. 4; New York, 2. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Eastern Division. Teams. W. L. T. G. OG. Pts. Hershev _ 26 15 6 154 117 58 Buffalo_ 21 13 12 155 134 54 Providence __ 0 32 5 108 184 23 Western Division. Cleveland _ 31 0 6 100 130 68 Indianapolis_15 15 1(1 128 131 46 Pittsburgh .... 11 20 0 128 167 31 Games Yesterday. Buffalo. 6; Hershey. 1. Cleveland. 4: Providence. 3. Pittsburgh, 3; Indianapolis, 3 (tie). EASTERN LEAGUE. Boston. 8; Brooklyn, 3. N. York. 2: Philadelphia. 1 (afternoon), New York, 8: Philadelphia, 6 (night). Cutters, Canceling Other Tilts, Whip Kitts in D. C. Farewell Curtis Bay Coast Guard Cutters hockey team, which won a large fol lowing in Washington this winter, has played its last game here for the season and possibly for all time. They were scheduled for at least four more matches here next month but after last night's thriller, in which they topped the St. Cath erine's Club, it was announced by Ensign Alvin Lane, athletic officer, that these must be canceled. “It's a shame to do it but it's necessary,” said Ensign Lane. "There's a chance we may get into the United States Hockey Associa tion playoffs, but I can't comment there. Washington* fans have been magnificent to us and I can't speak too highly of Washington as a hockey town.” Unable to Give Reason. Although Ensign Lane was able to give no reason for the Cutters’ drop ping hockey the supposition is that the players either are being trans ferred to other stations or that an order has come out canceling the games similar to the recent order that stopped coast guardmen from professional boxing. Meanwhile Howard Livingston, manager of Uline .Arena, and Presi dent M. J. Uline announce that ef forts are under way to schedule other matches here and also some of the United States Hockey Asso Sacred Heart Downs Baltimore Champs Sacred Heart, champion of Wash ington’s Parochial School Basket Ball League, came away from St. John’s College yesterday with a 20-9 victory over St. Rose, parochial school title winner from Baltimore's Calvert Hall League. The Washington team had a 5-2 lead at the end of the first quarter, and during the second period racked up six points while keeping the Baltimoreans scoreless. Sacred Heart used a tight zone defense and fast-break attack dur ing the last half. George Martin was high scorer with six points, while Southpaw Tommy Murphy led the losers with four. In a preliminary game, Our Lady of Good Council, runnerup in the Calvert Hall League, edged out Na tivity, second-placers in the Wash ington league, 10-9. Hawks Making Hot Bid For Hockey Playoff By the Associated Presa. The Chicago Blackhawks are back in the groove in the National Hockey League. A few weeks ago they jumped into fourth place only to drop back again into fifth. They demonstrated last week, however, that their main trend is upward by winning three straight games and climbing into a third place We with the Toronto Maple Leafs. They seem assured of a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Montreal Canadiens continue to sweep all before them. The new ly crowned champions knocked over Toronto, Boston and Detroit during the week to run their current win ning streak to six. Their latest tri umph, a 5-to-l conquest of Detroit last night before 13,347 on Detroit ice, hinted that the Stanley Cup playoffs might be just a breeze for the Canucks. Manager Art Ross of the Boston Bruins announced that Defenseman Jack Crawford suffered a chipped elbow in Saturday night's game at Montreal and would be out of the line-up for at least a week. Pemberton Named Head Of Amateur Baseball By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 28.—Tom Pem berton of Youngstown, Ohio, has been elected president of the Na tional Amateur Baseball Federation. The federation’s annual tourna ment again will be held at Youngs town this year, August 9-17. SELL YOUR GAR 1 to FLOOD PONTIAC Woodley 8400 4221 Connecticut Avenue Open daily, avmningt and Sunday elation playoffs. More may be known about that by tonight they said. Last night’s crowd of 4,000 didn’t know it was witnessing the Cutters in action here for the last time. They saw a neck and 'neck duel as the Cutters won, 7-6, in overtime over a team that had topped them by a 9-5 score the night before in Baltimore. The Cutters put over the winning punch in the 10-minute overtime period, when Manny Cotlow, the Coast Guard's defense man, grabbed a rebound near the nets and chucked in the winning goal. Nelson Okay as Goalie. Hub Nelson, a baldish veteran, re placed the Coast Guard's Frankie Brimsek at goal last night, and all things considered did a very fair job. Scoring honors fell to the Cutters’ Bud Cook, who turned in the hat trick of three goals and added two assists. St. Catherine's hopped into a 3-0 lead in the first period, but the Cut ters came back with four goals in the second, while the visitors were coining but one. Each team scored twice in the third semester, the Kitts deadlocking it with i*t tie more than a minute remaining when Blink Bellinger coriverted or trans fers from Red Reynolds and Jud McAtee. ___ Bears Off in Scoring, But Beat Buckeyes Pro basket ball’s champion Bears chalked up their fourth win of a new streak yesterday at Turner’s Arena, defeating the Cleveland Buckeyes. 23-11. It was the lowest scoring game for the champs in several years. Wee Willie Smith, a Buckeye who played with the Bears’ center, Tar zan Cooper, when both were with the Rens, didn’t perform up to his sharpshooting reputation, being held scoreless. At the end of the first period, the Bears led, 7-1, with A1 Fawks cred ited with the Buckeyes' point and Zack Clayton with five for the pace setters. In the second, Fred Belcher and Flip Jones tallied for the Cleve land quint, vfrhile Pop Gates, Dolly King and Cooper did some fancy free shooting for the champs. Clay ton of the Bears made the only bas ket from the floor. The Buckeyes got their remaining points in the final two minutes of the game when the Bears eased their play. _ Kentucky, Georgia Tech Quints Seeded 1 and 2 By the Associated Press. LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 28.—Ken tucky and Georgia Tech yesterday were seeded No. 1 and No. 2, re spectively, for the Southeastern Conference’s 11th annual basket ball tournament scheduled to be held in Louisville on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Tulane University and Louisiana State were ranked third and fourth by the coaches of the tournament teams. Kentucky has won five tourna ments since the first meet of the Big 12 was held in Atlanta in 1933 Georgia Tech has captured only one tournament title, in the 1938 meet at Baton Rouge, La. Tennessee, winner of the confer ence pennant last year, has beer three Aimes titleholder but droppec basket ball this year. The othei title was won by Alabama. Nc tournament was conducted in 1935. New Zippers • New Pockets Cuffs Re-edged • New Lin ings • Alterations of All Types. GOLDIN STAR Vm&t SERVICE School Celebrating Fifth Triumph in Star Tourney By GEORGE HUBER. It’s nothing strange for Eastern High to be celebrating a basket ball triumph. That’s what it’s doing today. A big assembly this morn ing greeted the new Metropolitan champions who won their title in a stirring 40-38 victory over George Washington High on Saturday night in the final of The Evening Star’s 12th annual tournament and several more parties are scheduled for the players this week. More basket ball history has been made at Eastern than at any other school in or around the District. This year’s crown was the fifth Metro championship for the Ram blers. No other school has won more than one. Eastern’s triumph in the district public high series was for the eighth time, not count ing two ties. One of the reasons for Eastern’s frequent court triumps is its princi pal, Charles Hart, known affec tionately to his students as “Char ley,” but never called that to his face. No other school official in Washington loves sports more than Mr. Hart, and basket ball is his favorite. Woe betide the athlete who is low in his studies. Anything like that which threatens to weaken a team doesn’t set well with Mr. Hart. The offending boy is sent to Mr. Hart’s office and a little con ference ensues. Grades are cer tain to pick up immediately. Keeps Closely Informed. Although unable to attend games now, Mr. Hart must be kept Informed of all results. No matter what the hour of night when a game is over Mr. Hart must be given the outcome by phone. And if the outcome isn't in Eastern’s favor Mr. Hart is some what upset. Perhaps that's the rea son Eastern lost only one game in 20 starts this season. Eastern’s previous Metropolitan championships were won in Star tournaments in 1934, ’35, ’36 and ’39. Tommy Nolan, now coach at Ana costia, and Harry Bassin were stars of that 1934 quint. A lazv-looking fellow named Lavelle Dean played guard. That quint was called “the best high school team here in a decade," but many Eastern teams nave been called that with one good squad quickly following another. In 1935 Dean had belied his easy going manner and blossomed into one of the all-time scholastic court stars here. It was a romp as he led the Ramblers to another Metropoli tan championship over Bethesda Chevy Chase. Dean still was around and going better than ever wher Eastern won its third championship the following year, with Chick Hol lidge another star who long will bt remembered when Easterns’ all-time athletes are recalled. Came 1939 and Eastern present ed such stars as Bob Custer, Bat Battlste and Soup Hancock. Theii names, too, go on the list of out standing Eastern athletes, as will the names of Bob Lamon, Mike Pappafotis and Sam (Cookie) Del linger. the Ramblers’ outstanding trio this year. Pick All-Tournament Team. There were a lot of good players this year in The Star’s Metro meet, so many, in fact, that the commit tee selecting the outstanding player almost couldn’t get a majority vote. This committee of Dallas Shirely, Charles (Pop) Wannan and Fred Rice finally recommended that the outstanding player award be | dropped and that an all-tourna ment team be selected in the future I just to save the judges a headache, They eventually agreed, however, that George Washington’s Joe Hen isley should get this year's award and their selection was backed by roars of approval from the crowd that filled Tech gym Saturday night. Although it wasn’t on the pro gram, this selection committee alsc chose an All-Tournament team ol Hensley, Lamon, Pappafotis, Steve Chalmers of George Washingtor and Stu Brown of Wilson. Among the other outstanding players were Dellinger, Marshall Boaz of G. W. Clyde Scott and Jack Burckart oi Bullis, Bill Tanney of Wilson, Patty Rhodes and George Hughes of St John’s, Billy Earl of Washington Lee, Scott Cranston of Gonzaga anc Buddy Gilchrist of Mount Rainier Also earning a lot of commenda tion this year were the excellent showings made by the two Virginic entries. George Washington anc Washington-Lee. George Washing ton, seeded second behind Eastern w'as expected to put up a good figh> and it did, but Washington-Le< was ranked eighth yet gave Easterr a terrific battle before the Rambler; were able to win, 36-33, in theii first-round game. Bastion, Ex-Net Star, Dies INDIANAPOLIS, Fub. 28 (>P). Frederick E. (Fritz) Bgstian, 44, o Indianapolis, one of the Nation’; tennis stars in the early 1920s, die< yesterday after an illness of sevei years. ! = ■ _ Nats' Tilts Again To Be Broadcast ' Ball games played by the Nats In -the American League cham pionship campaign will be broad cast as usual this year by Arch McDonald and Russ Hodges, sports announcers who have given play-by-play accounts for several seasons. Day games will be sent over Station WOL, while all night en gagements will be broadcast by WWDC. Broadcasts will start with the opening game here April 18 with the Philadelphia Athletics. Dodds May Be Forced To Record Saturday By Lt. Ollie Hunter i By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 28.—If any body has an extra coupon Gil Dodds can use it in that last quar ter of a mile. The bespectacled par son from Boston, who quotes the “good book” to autograph hounds and interviewers, is the unbeaten mile marvel of the track world to day as he eyes four more chances to break the world indoor record, but he has final 440-yard miseries. Dodds surpassed all indoor marks for the three-quarter mile Saturday night as he scored the Madison Square Garden boards in 3:01. > ut ran out of gas and slacked off to a 67.3 seconds final 440 to miss his goal by nine-tent'ns of a second. This time of 4:08.3 clipped four tenths of a second off his own Na tional AAU indoor championship standard. Record is Ruled Out. Dan Ferris, secretary of the AAU, ruled last night, however, that Dodds’ 3:01 for the three-quarters could not be approved as a record because only two dockers, instead of three, reported the time. Ferris also said that Michigan’s Bob Ufer's supposedly new record of 1:11.3 in the 600-yard dash was invalid be cause he got off to a flying start and Starter Nate Cartmell declined to certify that the start was official. Competition from a new source will be available Saturday in the | special match race at the IC4-A championships here when Ensign Ollie Hunter of the Columbia Mid* | shipmen’s School drops down from the longer routes to try to give Dodds a battle. Hulnter Easy Winner. Ollie tried the mile yesterday, 1? |hours after winning the AAU 3 i mile crown, and was an easy winnei in 4:32.6 as the Midshipmen mei Army in a dual meet. Hunter usually has a last lar sprint under his belt when the banc toots the Notre Dame Victor: March and that may be just whai is needed to pull Dodds to that record that appears within reach. Dodds yesterday received th< James E. Sullivan Award as the amateur athlete who did the most i to advance the cause of sports jmanship in 1943. Iff I I m m ■ voyies is une or several Inline for Auburn Job By the Associated Press. AUBURN, Ala., Feb. 28.—Dr. L. N. Duncan, president of Alabama Poly technic Institute (Auburn), says the position of head football coach at his school has not been offered to Carl Voyies, grid mentor for William and Mary. Dr. Duncan adds, however, that Auburn has been “negotiating with Voyies—along with a number of others—in connection with our prob lem of selecting a new football coach.” Voyies, one-time No. 1 assistant to Wallace Wade at Duke, joined jW. and M. in 1939. His 1942 team, which won the Southern Conference championship, defeated such foes as Navy, Dartmouth, V. M. I. and George Washington. Lt. Gillespie, Doris Hart Florida Tennis Victors |Ey the Associated Press. MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 28.—Lt. Camp bell Gillespie, former Miami U. player, won the men's singles in the midwinter tennis tournament yes terday, defeating Lt. Robert Pea cock of Laguna Beach, Calif. 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