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Washington, D. C., Tuesday. March 14, 1944—A—12 *
Win, Lose or Draw
By GRANTLAND RICE.
Intelligence in Sports Not Confined to Game
A veteran non-combatant, looking on from the side lines for many !
years, brings in another argument..
Here is the point he makes: "Who have been the smartest men
you've known in sports—not only in their professions, but also outside
of their professions? We all know there have been many smart ball
players, fighters, etc., who were shrewd and canny enough in their own
games, but who were dumber than an iron ox in every other phase of
existence. What about their own games and their outside abilities?”
This is an interesting angle. Being a glutton for punishment
as well as an end-of-the-limb inhabitant we’ll take a chance.
Corbett, Mathewson Were Sport Intellectuals
1. Boxing: Our nomination is James J. Corbett, a great heavy
weight and the best of all boxers. Not only a smart ringman, but a
first-class actor, a brilliant talker and ad-libber, a striking personality
who could match a quick wit with such a comedian as Frank Tinney.
In this outside respect, including the ring. Gene Tunney ranks second.
Tunney actually knew his Shakespeare, his Shelly and his Keats, but
he wasn't a James J. Corbett.
2. Baseball: Christy Mathewson. Matty w;as not only an able
college graduate, but certainly one of the smartest pitchers who ever
lived. Probably the smartest. I dropped in with Bix Six at the Pitts
burgh Athletic Club many years ago and saw him play 10 well-known
chess players, moving from board to board. Matty won all 10 games.
Matty was a scholar with a brilliant mind. He was known as Old Per
centage. Moe Berg knew more languages and possibly was a trifle
closer to literature, but Matty gets the top vote.
Jones Golf's Brightest, Rockne Smartest on Grid
3. Golf. We must offer you Maj. Robert T. Jones of the Army Air
Force. Bobby was something more than one of the smartest golfers
who ever entered a championship, where his judgment usually was
beyond criticism.
He also was something more than a leading graduate of Georgia
Tech and a post-graduate from Harvard, where he took a two-year
course in one year and finished near the head of his class. lie was also
a smart lawyer and a smart business man on the side. He has one
of the best minds I’ve run across. I don’t believe this selection can
be challenged.
No. 4. Football. This is where we move into a number of diverg
ing trails. Football has been packed with smartness. There are such
men to consider as Knute Rockne, Percy Haughton, Lou Little, Bob
Neyland, Wallace Wade, Bob Zuppke, Dan McGugin, Dick Harlow
on and on.
My vote goes to Rockne—a smart football player—one of the
smartest of all coaches—an able after dinner speaker—a master psy
chologist and one of the most interesting persons I’ve ever known.
Bob Zuppke. as coach, speaker, artist and philosopher wasn’t far be
hind.
Tilden, Sande and Lovelock Outstanding
No. 5. Tennis. The vote goes to Tilden. Big Bill was the smart
est of all players. In addition he was one of the true masters of Eng
lish as a writer. Many of his articles were used for text purposes in
colleges. Tilden had an extended mind ofl numerous subjects. He
always was interesting.
No. 6. Racing. My vote goes to Earl Sande. Sande was one of
the greatest jockeys of all time. He has been a high-class trainer. He
also has been able to make a living as a singer with an excellent voice.
He is quiet, modest and capable. Sande was smart on a horse and he
always has been smart on his own feet.
No. 7. Track. Jack Lovelock, new Zealand. Lovelock was one
of the greatest milers of all times. I saw him beat Cunningham at
Princeton and later run away from Glenn in the Berlin Olympics,
where he set a new 1,500-meter record. He was a brilliant scholar
and one of the best doctors of his day. He now is serving in Scotland
and England in this capacity on the war side.
I always have believed that Lovelock, under pressure, could have
run the mile in 4:05 or even 4:04. “I only ran to win,” he told me once.
But there was much more to New Zealond Lovelock than his track
ability.
(North American Newspaper Alliance.)
Holdout Troubles Are Piling Up
For Cardinals, -Pirates, Reds .
Bj- the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Mar. 14.—Star
Catcher Walker Cooper of the St.
Louis Cardinals; Vince Di Maggio,
alugging outfielder of the Pitts
burgh Pirates, and Gee Walker,
outfielder of the Cincinnati Reds,
are the latest additions to the 1944
ranks of baseball holdouts.
Generally front-office men dis
like the word holdout, but players
unsigned at the start of spring
training are regarded by the fans
in that category. Warren Giles,
general manager of the Reds, ex
pressed the front-office view in as
serting "there are no holdouts
(among the Reds). Some are just
late in reporting.”
Cooper, in company with First
Backer Johnny Hopp, discussed
terms with President Sam Breadon
of the Cards yesterday, but the two
did not sign contracts. Breadon
asserted afterward, “I don’t expect
Cruicky Gets Another
Break in N.-S. Open
B> the Associated Press.
PINEHURST, N. C„ Mar. 14.—An
eligibility restriction helped tiny
Bobby Cruickshank of Richmond,
Va„ win the North and South open
golf tournament last year, and an
other unusual factor is likely to aid
him in winning this year’s tourney
that opens today.
A year ago the tournament was
limited to military men and civilians
over 38, and with young low scorers
absent Bobby was able to whip the
field. This year the PGA is not
sponsoring the $3,000 tourney, and
some top stars, including twin ter
rors—Jug McSpaden and Byron
Nelson—are skipping it.
So with these sharpshooters
away, the veteran Scotsman's road
to victory will be easier. Perhaps
the chief competition will come from
a golfing oldster, Gene Sarazen.
Gene has won about all the tourna
ments worth winning in his long
career, but he's never been able to
pocket the North and South. He
thinks this may be his year.
Another quartet of likely contend
ers—Lt. Horton Smith. Clayton
Heafner, Leonard Dodson and
Johnny Kinder — begin the first
round today. Another 18 holes will
be played tomorrow, with 36 holes
Thursday.
105 Irish Answer Call
For Baseball Team
By the Associated Press.
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Mar. 14.—
Notre Dame, never lacking in foot
ball manpower, has plenty of base
ball players, too.
Baseball Coach Jake Kline counted
105 candidates for the 1944 Irish
team when he called his first prac
tice yesterday.
Only three were lettermen, but
Kline has a month to select a start
ing nine for the opening game.
Seven of the candidates, outstand
ing players from other schools, were
assigned to Notre Dame by the
Navy.
Eaves Prexy of 'G' Club
ATHENS, Ga., Mar. 14 \F).—
Charley (Beefy) Eaves, tackle on
the 1943 University of Georgia foot
ball team, has been elected presi
dent of the "G" Club of athletes whc
have won letters in a major sport
Eaves is from Elberton, Ga.
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any trouble. • * * We didn’t discuss
terms seriously."
No comment was forthcoming
from the Pirates on Di Maggio ex
cept that the hard-hitting out
fielder was unsigned. Walker, how
ever, announced in Orlando, Fla., he
wants more money from the Reds.
Other Prominent Balkers.
That puts Walker in the company
of such other stars- as Shortstop
Billy Jurges of the New York
Giants; Ron Northey, outfielder of
the Philadelphia Phillies; Outfielder
Luis Olmo of the Brooklyn Dodgers
and Pitcher Luke Hamlin of the
Philadelphia Athletics, all of whom
have asserted they want a salary
hike.
Then there's Pitcher Bobo New
som, traded to the A’s by Washing
ton, who has announced he is satis
fied with Connie Mack’s terms, but
for some unexplained reason has
not yet put his "John Hancock" on
a contract.
Other diamond developments yes-!
terday included:
Atlantic City. — Yan^s bought
Catcher Joe Glenn from Kansas
City, but learned Pitcher Marvin
Breuer has decided to remain in
his war plant job.
Frederick, Md. — Coach Earle
Brucker of the A's asserted Rookie,
Pitcher Carl Scheib, 17, of Gratz.j
Pa„ needs only to learn change of!
pace to win regular starting job. i
Bloomington, Ind.—Eleven players j
missing as Reds worked out.
Hopper of Bucs Inducted.
Muncie, Ind.—Pittsburgh Pirates
informed Pitcher Jim Hopper was j
inducted into Army at Charlotte,
N. C. Pitcher Wally Hebert and
Catcher Hank Camelli detained by
winter jobs and will arrive at camp
late.
French Lick. Ind.—Manager Jim
my Wilson of Cubs delighted that
playing field is in excellent condi
tion.
Evansville, Inld—Detroit Tigers
announced Elon “Chief” Hogsett,
who pitched for them decade ago,
will try out for pitching berth. The
| Chief, a southpaw, w-as with Minne
apolis recently. Pitcher Roy Hen
shaw sent word he intends to remain
at his Chicago war job.
Lafayette, Ind.—Outfielder Roy
Cullenbine signed Cleveland con
1 tract, the 31st Indian to sign.
'• Chicago.—Inflelder Grey Clarke,
up from Milwaukee, and Bob Mistele,
pitcher from St. Paul, signed White
; Sox contracts and will report at
| French Lick camp Thursday. Out
| fielder Myril Hoag also signed bring
ing total satisfied players up to 29.
Ott Reclassified 1-A.
Lakewood, N. J.—Manager Mel
Ott announced he has been reclassi
fied 1-A. Thirteen players still un
signed, including Jurges,
Boston. — Veteran Pitcher Jim
Tobin signed with Braves and will
report to Wallingford, Conn., camp
soon.
Buffalo.—Milt Welch, 19-year
old catcher, signed Bison contract.
He is 4-F.
Netman Guernsey Wins
Top Prize at Golf
FORT MYERS, Fla., Mar. 14.—
Capt. Frank Guernsey of Orlando,
tennis star who doubles at golf,
I won a half dozen prewar golf balls
as first prize in the Fort Myers
links championship,
i Capt. Guernsey defeated W. F.
Crane, winter resident from Marsh
j field, Mass., 9 and 8, in the 36
‘hole finals.
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Bluege Looking to Leonard, Wolff as Nat Slab Mainstays
Pair of 4*F Pilchers
Near Trim; Dutch's
Ankle Now Sound
By JOHN B. KELLER.
A couple of 4-Fs soon should be
ready to do plenty on the pitching
hill for the Nats this year if you’ll
listen to Manager Os Bluege. Dutch
Leonard and Roger Wolff, draft-free
knuckleballers, given any break of
fortune, will pile up wins for his
club the pilot confidently predicted
after watching the pair go through
initial workouts at the College Park
training camp.
Both looked as though they had
wintered well, especially Wolff, who
cut loose with a few high, hard ones
and some flutterers before being ad
monished to curb his throws. Wolff,
It was learned, had been doing a
deal of throwing in St. Louts gym
nasiums during the winter besides
taking a course of baths calculated
to get him close to playing condi
tion.
Leonard Spry as Ever.
He still has a matter of 10 pounds
to shed to get down to the playing
weight he held last season, when
he won 10 games against 15 losses
for the last-place Philadelphia Ath
letics, but Wolff says he needs the
extra poundage to carry him through
the training campaign.
As to Leonard, he looks as spry
now* as ever. That left ankle he
broke early in the 1942 season ap
pears to have healed completely.
There’s no trace of the limp he
showed last year and Dutch him
self says it does not bother him
anymore. It didn’t seem to, the
way he bounded around in the pep
per drill.
Bluege believes this pair will
shoulder a good part of the Nats’
pitching burden and do so in fine
manner.
The Nats were to be senj^ through
a longer drill today than the one
eight regulars of the battery squad
held as camp opened yesterday. In
addition to the veteran knucklers,
on hand were Pitchers Mickey
Haefner, Bob Albertson, Turkey
Curtis, Alex Carrasquel and Milo
Candini as well as Catcher Rick
Ferrell. With Coaches Clyde Milan,
George Uhle and Nick Altrock
directing, all had a thorough work
out for more than an hour.
Nat Hurlers Toll in Winter.
Candini reached Washington just
in time to join in the drill. The
husky Californian looked pretty
close to playing trim after working
through the winter as a steam
fitter at a Stockton, Calif., plant.
Haefner and Wolff also held down
winter jobs, Mickey as a coal miner
at his New Athens, 111., home and
Roger as a meat cutter in his
father’s butcher shop in Chester,
111.
Juan Hernandez, the youngster
Sarrasquel brought along from
Caracas, Venezuela, for trial, had to
De cautioned against throwing too
hard, but couldn’t get the idea. He
had been pitching all winter and
expected to continue firing ’em
through.
Maybe Bluege has ideas of going
back to third basing at times this
season, what with Harlond Clift
unlikely to be around. The man
ager went through a still pepper
Irill, with Coach Milan batting some
tough ones to handle, ps looked his
eld self as he scooped*up the ball,
and he still has that rubber arm.
George Uhle, jr., a 17-year-old
Ditcher from Lakewood (Ohio) high
school ranks, was brought to camp
o learn that spring training as
tone by a big-league club is not all
play, his coaching dad said. George,
sr., modestly admitted the lad has
a good fast ball that might get him
somewhere in the game before long.
Decker Aide to McSpaden
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Mar. 14
UP)—Henry (Hank) Decker, veteran
golf pro and shipyard worker here,
will become associate pro at the
Philadelphia Country Club at the
invitation of Harold (Jug) Mc
Spaden.
Fontana Wins Praise
As Bowling Leader
Ernest Fontana, president of the
Building Trades Bowling League,
which rolls at the Lucky Strike, to
day was receiving sundry congratu
lations from bowling leaders, labor
leaders, bowlers and last but not
least, War Savings Fund officials
upon an outstanding performance
of personal enterprize and leader
ship.
His 24-team league, which he or
ganized, wound up the season with
a banquet at the Annapolis Hotel
attended by more than 300, with
trophy awards to the winning teams,
men and women, being made by
Radio Sports Commentator Arch
McDonald of WTOP, and Fred
Walker, editor of the Trades Union
ist. Among those present was Labor
Leader John Locher and Mrs.
Locher. Dancing was to the tunes
of Little Jack Little and Sidney's
Orchestra.
The Building Trades League was
the only big one to make a 100 per
cent showing in The Star's War
Bond Tournament. With Fontana
in the vigorous lead, the league ac
counted generally for the sale of
nearly $1,000,000 bonds and will re
ceive a citation from the Treasury
Department.
The Painters’ No. 1 team "won the
men’s pennant and Iron Workers'
No. 1 the women's.
Four-Man 4-F Catching
Staff Boon to Sewell
AKRON, Ohio, Mar. 14.—Luke
i Sewell, manager of the St. Louis
Browns, is counting on a four-man
catching staff to keep him off the
active-player list this year.
“We will have four young 4-F
catchers in Mancuso, Hayworth,
Giuliano and Schultz.” said the
former Cleveland Indian player and
coach who has managed the St.
Louis American League club for
three seasons. He will leave Wed
nesday for Camp Giradeau, Mo,
where the Browns start spring
training March 20,
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GRIFFS GET GOING—Among the pitchers on hand when
spring training for the 1944 season was opened at Maryland
University yesterday were these right-handers: Left to right,
are Veterans Milo Candini and Alex Carrasquel and Rookies
Vern Curtis and Bob Albertson.
Mollis, Shading Doty,
Gains 8th Straight
Ring Victory Here
Tom (Pop) Mollis, aged Baltimore
middleweight, can do no wrong as
as far as Washington fight fans are
concerned. A big favorite here, he
won his eighth in a row locally last
night at Turner’s Arena after en
tering the ring a 2-1 choice over
George (Red) Doty of Hartford,
Conn. Off preflght dope the bout
should have rated no worse than
even, but so many customers wanted
to back Mollis that the price Just
was forced out of line.
He won the decision after 10
rounds of good battling from both
boys, but it was so close that
Tommy's numerous friends had
plenty to worry them all the way
through. Press row was unanimous
in giving a slight edge to Pop.
The Star score sheet had him
ahead, 93-92; the Post score was
95-93, the Times-Herald said 40-39
and the News had four rounds for
each boy and two even, with Mollis
getting the nod.
Doty hit the harder blows, but
Mollis scored oftener, particularly
with a straight left jab that worried
Doty throughout and in the fifth
opened a slight cut over the red
head's right eye. Doty started
strongly, with several good rights
to head and body giving him an
edge in the first round. At that
point it appeared only a matter of
a few rounds before he would knock
out Mollis, but Tommy rallied to
outbox him and gradually take over
the lead in the late rounds. The
ninth and tenth, particularly, were
fast, with both calling upon their
last bit of reserve.
The semifeature six-rounder went
to Bobby Brown of Washington
over George Williams of Baltimore.
They hit each other with every
thing in the book all the way, neith
er apparently making any impres
sion. Either both can take it or
both are cream puff punchers.
There were two technical knock
outs, cut eyes in both instances
being the reason for stopping the
bouts. Sammy Thompson of Wash
ington stopped Red Rees of Harris
burg in 40 seconds of the third and
Jess Moraney couldn’t answer the
fifth-round bell against Frankie
Gillen. The opening four-heater
was won by Junior Murray over
Bobby Waters.
Hudlin Buys Out Prexy
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Mar. 14 OF).
—A 13-year-old leadership in the
Little Rock baseball club was ended
this week end, when Roy L. Thomp
son. president, sold his stock to
Willis Hudlin, an Army Air Forces
instructor.
BOARD o* STRATEGY—Bossing preparations for the baseball campaign that opens just live
weeks from today are this quartet of grizzled old-timers, snapped yesterday at College Park.
Shown, in the usual order, are Manager Oss Bluege and Coaches George Uhle, Nick Altrock and
Clyde Milan.—Star Staff Photos.
Little Hope for Cards
Against Dartmouth
In NCAA Tourney
Catholic University’s basket ball
team will enter next week’s National
Collegiate Athletic Association tour
nament at Madison Square Garden
a decided underdog, having drawn
Dartmouth as its first-round oppo
sition on Friday night, March 24.
They play the first of two games that
night, Temple going against Ohio
State in the other tilt.
The Indians are regarded as the
strongest team in the cast with the
possible exception of Army. Coached
by Earl Brown, former Notre Dame
standout, they won 16 games and
dropped only one this season while
winning the Eastern Intercollegiate
League title for the seventh straight
time. Their standout player is Capt.
Aud Bridley and they have been
strengthened by the addition of
Dick McGuire, who recently was
transferred from St. John's of
Brooklyn, wl^gre he was voted the
outstanding player in the New York
area.
Temple has won 13 and lest 8.
Ohio State has won 17 and dropped
6, while C. U.’s Cardinals have won
17 and missed 5.
A1 Nixon of New York U., mana
ger of the NCAA tourney, an
nounced a new system of referee
selection this year. One Arbiter
from each of the four districts in
volved will work the games.
Nats7 Leading Fan
Also in Training
Washington’s No. 1 fan was
at hand at College Park yes
terday to make the Nats’ train
ing inaugural really “official.’’
Ernest F. Holcomb, a 300-pound
er with a voice to match his
weight, started conditioning
himself for the season by roaring
encouragement from the little
grandstand as the athletes went
through the first grind.
Holcomb, an Army veteran who
resides at Soldiers’ Home, hasn’t
missed a Nat game at Griffith
Stadium for several years.
Men, Women Sharing
D. C. Tourney Card
Four games, two each In the men’s
and women’s divisions, are sched
uled tonight at Heurich gym in the
District basket ball championship
tournament. Starting at 7 o’clock
the WAVES meet the Fort Belvolr
WACS and Greenbelt meets the
Marinettes in women's tilts, while
following will be men's games send
ing Greenbelt against Naval Receiv
! ing Station and Camp Springs
against Gallaudet.
TWA defeated Chevy Chase
Dodgers, 56-36 in a men’s tourney
game last night while Sholl’s topped,
25-18, OPA In the women's section.
Two Heurich League games also
were played, with Perruso downing
United Typewriters, 44-42, and FBI
girls winning over the Marinettes,
20-18.
Three Will Battle for Dickey's
Job If Army Takes Yank Ace
By the Associated Press.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J„ Mar. 14.
—Taking the place of Bill Dickey
isn’t the softest job a guy could
dream up for himself, but if the
greatest Yankee catcher of all time
is accepted for Army duty after
his physical exam tomorrow there
are three newcomers itching to try.
When they heard that Dickey
might go and Rollie Hemsley was
going to stay on his Vienna (Mo.)
farm, the Yankees decided to do a
little farming on their own and
hoed up three candidates on their
Kansas City and Newark planta
tions. They’re Joe Glenn, Bob Col
lins and Mike Garbark, all of whom
got most of their training under
Yankee farm bosses George Weiss
and Paul Krichell.
Glenn and Collins Veterans.
Glenn and Collins have had big
league shots before, but it’s the
first time up for Garbark, who
spent six years apprenticeship in
the Yankee farm system.
The name of Glenn isn't exactly
new to New York customers, who
have a dim recollection of him in
short takes from 1933 to 1938. The
veteran from the hard-coal mines
of Dickson City, Pa., always has
been a scrappy fellow, with plenty
of hustle and a strong right arm
that could heave line drives into
a barrel at second base.
Glenn performed with the Browns
and White Sox after he left New
York, spent two years in Louisville
and Oakland before he bobbed up
last year as first stringer at Kansas
City. He was under Manager John
ny Neun, who may have had more
than a little to do with his sale to
New York yesterday. Neun became
one of Joe McCarthy’s three advisers
when Coach Earl Combs took a
year's leave of absence.
Collins is a steady, workmanlike
receiver who moved up through the
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was sold to Los Angeles and finally
hit the majors for a couple of trials
with the parent Chicago Cuhs. Like
most of the Collins in the game,
he often is called “Rip.” He was
out of baseball last year, but was
the property of K. C.
Garbark Husky Farm Product.
Garbark is strictly a product of
the Weiss-Krichell school, a dur
able, husky fellow with Villanova
football experience who can hit that
ball hard, but not always too con
sistently. He didn’t know he was
going to the Yankee camp until last
Saturday, but he has always wanted
to get up there in the big tent where
two older brothers played.
Glenn is due tomorrow, Garbark
Thursday and Collins Friday. In
the meantime, the Yanks are mak
ing use of still another backstop.
He's Claude Larned, a city council
man in nearby Pleasantville, N. J„
and a former St. Louis Cardinal
: chattel who is helping out in the
early work.
Atlanta Club Will Open
Camp With 50 Men
By the Associated Press.
ATLANTA, Mar. 14.—Some 50
players are expected to report when
the Atlanta Crackers begin prac
tice April 1 at Ponce de Leon Park,
says President Earl Mann.
One of the most promising new
players, the club president said, is
Floyd Pittman. 17-year-old third
baseman from Chattahoochee, Ga„
and another is Henry Fallon of New
Orleans, discharged Navy veteran
who plays shortstop.
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Hawks Hope to Clinch
Playoff Spot Tonight
By the Associated Press.
After blowing a chance to do it
against the New York Rangers on
Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks
hope tonight to assure themselves
of the fourth and last playoff spot
in the Stanley Cup playoffs of the
National Hockey League.
They invade the Boston Gardens
to play the fifth-place Bruins. With
a six-point lead over the Bruins, all
the Hawks need to clinch the play
off spot is a tie. This may prove a
difficult task, since the Bruins are
on the upgrade since upsetting
Montreal on Sunday and must win
to keep alive their slim chance of
beating out the Hawks.
The game will give Boston’s Herbie
Cain an opportunity to set a new
league scoring record of 74 or more
points. He equaled the mark on
Sunday, but, with Lome Carr of
Toronto and Chicago's Doug Bent
ley hot on his heels, he cannot rest
on his laurels.
Lach tops the assist column with
46, a new league record, with Smith
right behind at 45. the old mark set
by Bill Cowley of Boston three years
ago.
Harold Jackson of Detroit leads
the penalty parade with 76 minutes
in majors and minors, two more
than Mike McMahon of Montreal.
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Ortiz 1-4 Choice Over
Aguilar Despite He
Dislikes Lefties
By the Associated Press.
LOS ANGELES. Mar. 14.—Manuel
Ortiz, undisputed champion of the
bantamweight boxing division, de
fends his title tonight for the ninth
time. Challenger in the scheduled
15-round bout is Ernesto Aguilar
of Mexico City.
Aguilar is a leftie and clever, but
he has no particularly damaging
punch. Southpaws bother Ortiz, the
gentleman fanner from California’s
Imperial Valley. The boys who
throw punches from the portside
usually manage to go the distance
against him.
Nevertheless Tommy Parmer’s pro
tege has been installed as a 1-4
favorite, probably because Manuel
has kayoed Tony Olivera and Joe
Robleto, both of whom went the
route against Aguilar.
Chief interest in tonight’s scrap
is whether Aguilar, who has shown
ability to take punches, can survive
the terrific punishment Ortiz deals
to the body. Manuel is one of the
hardest hitters for his weight in the
history of boxing.
Ortiz's last fight was against Benny
Goldberg, the Detroit leftie who
hadn’t lost a decision as a profes
sional. Ortiz won an easy decision.
It was his eighth title defense in 12
months.
The El Centro, Calif., Mexican
was all set to branch into the
featherweight division and engage
Phil Terranova until the NBA ruled
that if he did so he’d have to vacate
the bantam championship. The
Terranova bout fell through, any
how, so Ortiz remains in .the 118
pound class.
Aguilar is managed by George
Parnassus, whose stable is cutting a
wide swath in boxing right now.
Parnassus also has the new NBA
lightweight champion, Juan Zurita,
and Enrique Bolanos, ex-Mexico
City bellhop who is hot after the
featherweight crown Sal Bartolo
took from Tarranova.
Hillman Thinks Dodds
Could Beat 4:03 on
Dartmouth Track
By the Associated Press.
HANOVER. N. H., Mar. 14.—
Harry Hillman, veteran track coach,
was plotting another attack on the
American mile record today after
being assured by his Dartmouth
College superiors that its famous
oversized board running track
would be relald.
Hillman plans to have Gil Dodds,
the Boston divinity student who
lowered the indoor mile record a
tenth-second to 4:07.3 in New York
last Saturday, go after Glenn Cun
ningham’s unrecognized 4:04.4 in
door mark, made on Dartmouth's
lightning-fast boards four years
ago, here shortly after April 1.
Hillman hopes that he can per
suade Bill Hulse of New York, holder
of the American outdoor 4:06 mile
record, and Don Burnham, Dart
mouth’s IC4A champion, to compete
against Dodds in a scratch race.
Dodds, who has turned in seven
winning races under 4:09 during
the past three seasons, should get
under 4:03 on the Dartmouth track,
Hillman predicted.
“All he has to do here is race the
way he did in New York last week,’*
the Dartmouth coach explained.
The only mile runner in the world
to better Cunningham's 4:04.4 mile
is Sweden’s Arne Anderson, who
turned in a 4:02.6 performance out
doors to wipe out Gunder Haegg's
4:04.6 record last summer. At the
time Haegg and Dodds were touring
this country to aid a service fund.
Many of the famous Dartmouth
boards, considered the fastest run
ning surface in this country, were
taken up last summer to provide
room for the physical training pro
gram of the college’s Navy V-12
and Marine Corps trainees In the
college’s spacious field house.
Budge to Play Kramer
In R^d Cross Tennis
By the Associated Preee.
NEW YORK, Mar. 14.—Lt. Don
Budge and Coast Guard Cadet John
Kramer meet tonight in the feature
match of a tennis program at Madi
son Square Garden, with all pro
ceeds going to the Red Cross.
Francisco Segura and Sidney Wood
clash In another singles match that
has attracted Interest.
Three Basket Fans
For Every Ticket
Br the Associated Press.
CHAMPAIGN. 111., Mar. 14.—
Illinois, like neighboring Indiana,
takes its high school basket ball
seriously.
If the University of Illinois
gymnasium had sufficient seating
capacity, approximately 150,000
fans would see games In the
three-day State cage title tourney
this week, but only 50,000 can
be accommodated.
Requests for tickets were at
the rate of nearly three for each
one available and Ticket Man
ager C. W. Lyon had to refund
$18,008.
D. C. Squad of Seven
Tops Golden Gloves
Br tbc Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Mar. 14.—Washing
ton has the largest team representa
tion in tonight’s semifinals of the
Eastern Golden Gloves boxing
championship tournament with sev
en battlers. New York and Puerto
Rico have six each with four other
teams trailing.
Pour Capital City mlttmen won
their way to the semifinals with
victories last night while three
others advanced on byes. Only Dis
trict lighter to be defeated wa; Mid
dleweight Lew Pavone, who was
eliminated by Hy Bronsteln of New
York.
Joe Gannon, Washington 147
pounder, turned in one of the six
knockouts of last night’s first round.
His two-fisted attack so wore down
Ben Picclone of Newark that the
latter was unable to come out for
the final heat.
Jim Vakos, Washington, survived
a first-round knockdown for a count
of seven to decision Elmer Bagdas
sarian of Miami at 136 pounds.
Other winners were Donald King
over George Bashkingy of Newark
at 113 and Pete Cllinskl over John
Kassada of Charlotte, N. C„ at 135.
Byes went to Eddie Punk, 118; Dick
Nutt, 175, and Reno Workman,
heavyweight.
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