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Jockey Arcaro, Stir Up Share
Honors as Derby Favorites
Associated Press Sports Writer.
LOUISVILLE. Ky„ May 3.—Out
of the maze of unfamiliar owners,
little known trainers and unpre
dictable horses that surrounds Sat
urday’s renewal of the Kentucky
Derby, rises the name of Eddie Ar
caro to dominate pre-race calcula
tions as few jockeys have in the 70
years of the turf classic.
The name of the 39-year-old
Italian from nearby Newport. Ky.,
pops up almost every time the Derby
is discussed, and that is often in
these parts with seven eligible* get
ting in their final test in the Derby
trial today at Churchill Downs and
some 15 other horses waiting in
their stalls for the big race.
None of the favorites are in to
day's mile trial but the race is ex
pected to be a big help in deciding
the size of the field for the Derby
in that it’ll probably eliminate at
least five of them. Topping the seven
are Mrs. Payne Whitney’s Broad
Grin, and Mrs. George Poulson’s
Arcaro, hailed by many horsemen
as the best rider in the land, will
be up on Stir Up Saturday and that
fact, as much as the proved ability
of the son of Stimulus, has made
Mrs. Whitney’s representative the
strong favorite to be on the front
end of the $75,000 parade at the end
of the testing mile and one-quarter.
Eddie will be the only rider in the
race that has tasted the fruits of a
Derby victory. He booted Lawrin
home for Herbert M. Woolf in 1938
and repeated in 1941 with Warren
Wright’s Whirls way, world’s leading
money-winning thoroughbred. If
he is successful again he’ll be the
third jockey to win three Derbies.
Isaac Murphy and Earl (Handy
Man) Sande each turned the trick.
Actually, however, Arcaro’s Derby
experience can be matched by John
ny Adams, the 29-year-old Iola
(Kans.) booter who topped the Na
tion's jockeys in 1937, 1942 and
1943. Johnny will be up on A. C.
Ernst’s Alorter, the only horse in
the race that rated any considera
tion for the 1943 2-year-old cham
pionship, but an outsider for Col.
Matt Winn’s horseshoe of roses.
Both Adams and Arcaro, the old
est jocks in the race, have ridden
in four Derbies. The closest that
the bouncing Kansas rider ever
came was last year when he finished
second to Count Fleet with Blue
Only three of the other riders ever
heard the cheers of Derby crowds
ringing in their ears. Jack Westrope
of Baker, Mont., leading jockey in
1933, and Conn McCreary of St.
Louis, each have been in two Derbies.
Westrope. who’ll pilot Gay Bit from
Robert Bruce Li vie s Dobanet Stable
of Baltimore, never finished closer
than fifth while McCreary, who'll be
up on Warren Wright’s Pensive,
wound up third with Slide Rule a
year ago. Farril <CQ) Zufelt, 20
year-old Sigurd. Utah, jockey, also
was in last year s race, finishing fifth
with Bankrupt.
The baby of the group and with
the chance to be the second ap
prentice to win the classic will be
17-year-old Leonard Bowers of Boise,
Idaho, who’ll be intrusted with Mrs.
A. J. Abel’s Gramps Image, the
Chesapeake Stakes winner. Bowers
rode his first winner last November
at Agua Caliente and came East this
spring to become the leading rider
at Pimlico.
May Brings Quickened Tempo
To Saddle Competition Here
■filings equestrian are moving
forward at a fast pace in the Capital
area during the month of May. The
scheduled activities spot every week
end with one or more events. Next
Sunday at Equitation Field, Rock
Creek Park, the Washington Bridle
Trails Association will hold the first
of two shows open only to its mem
bership, the other coming in Sep
tember. Sunday’s program will be
divided into two divisions, one for
stable-owned or riding academy
horses and one for privately owned
The winner of each of the six
classes on the program will receive
a trophy, together with the usual
ribbons. The card consists of priv
ately owned bridle trails jumpers,
riding acSKwiKy riding acad
emy jumpers, privately owned hacks,
a knockdown ^and-out and pairs of
jumpers, the last two events open
to both dtvtoien*.
The following day the annual Pox
waft School horse show will be
held at the school's show grounds,
near Wamnton, Va, fw the bene
Fights Last Night
S» the iuoettM Pmi.
_ NSW YORK. — Timmy Reed (8t.
Thorny*), 197, New York, (topped Gut
Dwsslo, 208%, Philadelphia, 4. Billy Ar
nold- 145, Philadelphia, knocked out Eddie
Sounder*. 150V*. New York, 1.
PHILADELPHIA. — Willie Pep. 126%,
, Oonn. outpointed Jackie Lea
mu*. 131%. New York, 10. Du*ty Wil
l ‘ ' knocked out
Odell Polee, 186, Baltimore, 4.
CHICAGO.—Robert Simmons. 151, in
di.n.PolU outpointed Johnny Roitna,
150%, Milwaukee. 8. Bill Paraon*. 145
Danville. 111., knocked out RoyLe“.f iSr!
Munele. Ind., 7.
7“^* J8?* Wright. 149,
Clalrton. Pa., outpointed Xrne*t Roblnaon.
4*2i .New York, 8. Phil Museato, 172.
Buffalo, outpointed Tiger (Lou) Jonea,
US, Newark, N. J.. 8.
„ NfW ORLKANS — Gunnar . Bailund.
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. NBWAHK. N. J.—Lee On*, 192% ru.
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«55w“g d 41 H*rrl,on' 156. Brooklyn,
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MtU. 138. New York, outpointed Vince
SSTiea1 outpointedBobby
Howard. 1S9. Hartford, 8.
*»dj3KKr?l2n*(7J(&^& 180’ Detroit,
and Jshhny I*wer. 160%. Cleveland, drew,
f■ O.Morgan. 125. Detroit, knocked
out Jose RUera. 127, Puerto Rico, 6.
BALTIMORE—Carmine Pattt, 135%,
New York, knocked out Bucky Taylor,
153%, Baltimore, 2. Buddy Thome* 183
B»*timoreOI8 ou,polntftl Depaola, 196,'
RCRANTON. Pa.—Chalky Wright, 133.
]*• »Wl»Ped Clyde En*fi.h. 128,
New York. 1. Andy Klmga*. 138. Newton,
Peulie wilaon, 145, Car
bondal#. Pi.. 6.
7>YB®Tr0jN.N. J—Angelo Mgglione, 138,
Trenton, outpointed Leo Prancl*. 132,
Manama 8. Charlie MePher*on. 162,
fj)9°S?enton ^ nt*d clrT*T Kln»ey,
1*.5^X9*? —Johnny Brown, 165,
New York, knocked out Sam Baccola, 154.
Baltimore. 8. Jock Italic 124 New York
knocked out A1 Sforia, 124%, Boston, 4 ’
LINCOLN, Nebr.—Lou Nova. 210. Van
Nuys, Calif., (topped George Dixon, Duluth,
Minn.. 5.
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fit of the social service work of the
community. The foremost stables
of Virginia yearly exhibit in the
open classes. The open events to be
held in the morning start at 9:30, a
pony handicap jumper, hunter hacks
and suitable to become hunters. The
afternoon program will include open
jumpers, green hunters, working
hunters, hunt teams, ladies’ hunter
and a pair class.
On Sunday, May 14, the Annan
dale horse show will be held for the
benefit of the Annandale Volunteer
Fire Department Building Fund at
the famous old Ravenworth Farm
near Annandale, which was so close
ly connected to the Washington
The third Sunday in May one of
Ithe top shpws of the season will be
held at the Meadowbrook grounds
on the East-West highway. It will
be a unique exhibition run by the
Mounted Corps of American Wom
en’s Voluntary Services. Unique be
cause it will be managed and oper
ated entirely-by women and the ad
mission fee consists of the purchase
of a dollar’s worth of savings stamps
for adults and 50 cents worth for
Besides the usual ribbons, the
prises will be War Stamp corsages
of varying value. The boxes will be
sold to the purchasers of $100 and
$1,000 War Bonds. For information
write or telephone Mrs. Robert Wat
son, 1826 Vamum street N.W., Ran
dolph 8533.
The Potomac Hunt Club, one of
the prominent fox hunting organi
zations in the country, will hold its
first horse show on the last Sunday
of the month. This exhibition, to
get under way at 12:30 a m. at Dura
tion Farm, the estate of Lt. and Mrs,
Thomas Clagett on Falls road ntn
Rockville, will consist of six hunter
classes and six jumper classes and
both hunter and jumper champion
Gridmen in Bomber Plants
Knd O’Neal Adams and Back Hu
bert Barker of the football Giants
are helping to build bombers in a
Tulsa (Okla.) plant.
Five Preflight Berths
Open, but Seahawks
May Land Leahy
Br the Associated Pres*.
CHICAGO. May 2.—Midwest foot
ball coaches and fans speculated to
day on the next grid coaching job
for Prank Leahy, for the past three
years director of athletics at Notre
Dame, and the concensus wfas that
he may windup at the Iowa Naval
Preflight School this fall.
But there are at least four other
naval bases without their 1944
coaches and Leahy may go to any
one of them—if he goes as a coach
at all.
Leahy’s order when he was sworn
in as a lieutenant in the United
States Naval Reserve yesterday was
to report to Princeton University on
May 25 for a 60-day indoctrination
Many of the big name coaches—
including Don Faurot. who went
from Missouri to succeed Minne
sota's Bemie Bierman as football
mentor of the Iowa Seahawks last
year, went through the Princeton
indoctrination course.
Lt. Faurot now is stationed at
the Monmouth (111.) College Flight
Preparatory School and there is a
possibility he may be called back to
direct the Seahawks again this fall.
If Leahy receives a post in the
Navy athletic setup—he could con
ceivably find his way *to the St.
Marys (Calif.1 preflight school, or
Sampson, N. Y.; Bainbridge, Md.,
or San Diego, Calif., naval stations.
The head grid coaches at these
bases for 1944 have not been named.
Claggett Scores on Two
Long Shots at Pimlico
Br the Associated Press.
Herb Claggett rode two long shots
at Pimlico. The first was H. L.
Straus’ New Moon, $21.60, in the
10th running of the $7(600 Balti
more Spring Handicap.
The other was Wesley A., who
paid $190.80 in the eighth race.
Other long shots that won in
cluded Wise Timmle, $34.60, at Pim
lico; Chance Sord, $60.60, at Nar
rangansett, and Pairlet, $74.80, at
Churchill Downs.
Scores Last Night
In City Pin Event
Class a.
Joe Zeelen 48—408 J a Colborn 4*—894
Class B.
G. Bennett 23—323 R. Lute 30—83*
w. Nailer 17—801 A. White:: Izil®
O. G. Green 7—880 A. Lamb 24—824
W.PNowell 34—340 P. M. Cross £1867
D. Rosenb'm 0—826 A. Perrin 13_813
Clam C.
A. Dauphin i—881 H Hem war 14—368
Claaa A.
C. C. Conns-850
W. Drenel-844—708—79—7*3
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OolOen Rule (Odd Pelowe League)—
583 529 689—1,671—138—1,791
Class B.
Old Colony (Georgia Avenue League)—
__ . 581 8#7 853—1.671—19—1.600
Mount Pleaetnt (Odd Pellowe League)—
505 560 494—169—38—1,697
*• Davie & Sons (Rosslyn Merchants)—
515 489 487—1.401—58—1.649
Yankee Lade (Roeslyn Merchants)—
_ . , 558 558 678—1.802—8«—1,778
Dsuphln Flowers (Bethesds Major)—
408 608 480—1.484—115—1.590
Farm Bureau (Silver Soring Ind.) —
628 653 527—1,808—116—1,723
Woodley 8400
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Latsios Is Shy on Boxing Skill
I n Split Victory Over Rovelli
If Pete Oianaris. new manager*
of Nick Latsios, will bend an ear
today to the comment of some of the
1,251 fight fans who saw his boy win
a split decision over Ray Rovelli in
a 10-rounder at Turner’s last night,
he will see that Latsios gets some
basic training in boxing pronto.
The new management is said to
be grooming the Alexandria Greek
for a shot at Aaron Perry this sum
mer, a bout that might have an un
happy ending for the Latsios of last
evening. Rovelli was kind enough
to overlook Nick's many errors in
ring technique. With The Anvil a
fighter doesn't make those kind of
mistakes and stay conscious.
While Latsios was ahead on points
most of the way, he was missing
with his right, blasting at thin air
with his left and getting tied up In
Rovelli's infighting.
Eller Calls It a Draw.
Judge Bob Eller, who voted for
Perry in the Angott-Perry affair,
called it a draw. Referee Martv
Gallagher and Judge Bob Mulhail
voted for Latsios. The Star corre
spondent gave two rounds to Ro
velli, the fourth and eighth, two
even and six rounds to Latsios.
El Greco’s highly touted knockout
punch failed to materialize. Latsios’
Alexandrian admirers almost tore
the house down when Nick had
Rovelli ready for a finisher in the
sixth. Rovelli, weary and battered,
was getting punched all the way
around the ring, but Latsios, over
anxious. couldn’t land the KO blow.
Nick was swinging wildly and with
out judgment and the opportunity
slipped away.
Latsios did manage to inflict some
damage in the fourth, when he
opened up a cut over Ray’s left eye,
but nothing came of it.
First real punch of the fight was
thrown In the third by Rovelli, after
much jabbing, rushing, and light
handed point making by Latsios. It
was a stinging right, but didn’t ap
pear to jar Nick. In the fourth Ro
ville rallied, carrying the fight in to
the Greek. Latsios punched Rovelli
into the ropes in the fifth and in
the sixth had him ready for the end,
but couldn’t do anything about it.
In the seventh, Latsios looked
groggy, but managed to jab out a
few points. Fight ended with Ro
velli swinging wildly, Latsios trying
to tie him up.
Present at the battle was Jeff
Davis, king of the hoboes, who was
heard to mutter something about
“bums,” but refused to explain
whether he was speaking profes
sionally or about the spectacle be
fore him. Also present were “One
Eye” Connolly and "Gen.” Coxey,
making the evening complete.
Two knockouts put life in the pre
liminaries. George Williams. 153,
KO’d Larry Galento, 151, and Young
Sloan, 140, flattened Roscoe Perry,
140, The Anvil’s older brother. In
a sixer, Lrfoy Fleming, 156, out
pointed Jimmy Fox, 155. Ernie
Butler, 145, outpointed Charley Mil
len, 145, in another six-rounder.
Trotting Meet Attracting
More than 329 entries have been
received to date for the night trot
ting meet that opens at Roosevelt
Raceway, on Long Island, May 29.
They come from as far west as
Denver and from as far south as
Timmonsville, 8. C.
N.Y.U/s Grid Return
Planned if Enough
Material Reports
Ey the Associated Presa.
NEW YORK. May 2—Possible te
tum of football to the sports calen
dar of New York University was
seen today in the call for candi
dates issued by A1 Nixon, graduate
manager of athletics, with the full
blessing of the university Board of
Athletic Control.
The call instructed all candidates
for the team to report to John
(Jack) Weinheimer, a member of
the N. Y. U. football coaching staff
since his graduation in 1922, each
afternoon from May 3 to May 22.
To make the sport's return to the
university program official, however,
the action must be approved by the
chancellor and the university coun
cil. The council meets at least once
each month, and its decision is not
expected until after it is determined
how many athletes will be available
for the SDort.
Nixon’s call was included in a
statement issued to the various
student publications, which have
campaigned for football's return,
since the sport was dropped in
February, 1942. because of a lack of
manpower and decline in gate re
Since/ then Head Coach Mai
Stevens has gone into the Navy and
last fall tutored the Samson, N. Y„
naval training station team. All
the school’s grid equipment has been
sold and Nixon told the candidates
to appear at the gym in shorts and
sneakers. ,
Nixon said the Board of Control,
a faculty group ois which Prof.
Phillip O. Badger is' chairman, met
Friday and decided to issue the call
as a means of determining what
material was available. Football
was the only sport dropped by New
York University, which last yea* had
a student body of 26,520.
Two Get Referee's Permits
District Boxing Commjssion has
granted reserve boxing referee
licenses to Joe Bunsa, former Cath
olic University boxer, and Mike
Tardugno, who fought on the
Georgetown University team.
Parks and Evans Get 3)4 Game, -
Top Class A Doubles With 870
With Sam Parka and Charley
Evans spurting to first place in
Class A doubles with a brilliant 870
score which included a final game
count of 314, Bethesda Bowling
Center pinmen today again held the
spotlight in the Washington City
Duckpin Association tournament.
Only four nights ago the Davis Sand
and Gravel team'gained first place
in A with 1.930.
Away winging last night at Silver
Spring with a combined game count
of 243, Parks and Evans c<hie back
with 263 for their second tally and
with Evans firing 165 for the highest
single in the 34th annual cham
pionships. the Bethesda twosome
climaxed their spectacular rolling
the 314 game. It is the second high
est ever posted in WCDA history.
Prom scratch they totaled 820 with
Parks’ set 399 and Evans' 421. the
latter second best for the tour
Tonight's Schedule
In Pin Tournament
Single*—7 P.M.
_ Cjass A—Frank PietUa, Norman Orofl.
raui Nowell.
n Ci*E B—®!me.r J10**: Ous Freeburg.
G. B. Posey. H. A. Gunning.
Class C—Herbert Oelger. Fred Palmer,
Ernest Harris. Lyman Knight. H. H Hem
ingway. Lyle Kissinger. Charles Green
wood. Noel Fisher. Frank Shepherd. A. E.
Flvaz. Forrest O. Bell.
Teams—S P.M.
.Class A—A1 Terry's All-Stars (Lafay
Coun’ty?0 0Dl*1 w*1Ip*per ,Princf Georges
Class B—Modern Way Movers (Ta
Mixed) 8t P*t*r’s (Catholic). Eagles (GAO
Class C—Mountaineers (HOLC). Tiger*
(Spillway). Treasury No. l, (NFFE),
Rubin’s Riots (AGO Colonial Village).
Deoklei—IS P.M.
. CJ*S^ A—Charles Mehler-Frank Hines.
Jack Guthrie-Lyle Kissinger. Mike Avon
John Niero, Ray Parks-J. Grant.
Class B—J. R. Newton-A. D. SartweU.
L. B. Valentlne-C. C. Orme. Joe Mulroe
Joe Motyka, Norman Arey-MUton Freed
Class C—J. C. Smith-M. H. Osborne,
A. E. Flvas-G. B. Posey, H. A. Gunning
P. O. Bell.- _
ms Wi,. An. Wk. 1615
To add to the rejoicing. Godfrey
St Sons of the Betheeda major loop
moved to third place among class A
teams with 120—1,846 as W. A. Diet
rich led the firing with 374.
Led by Johnny Ryall’s 362 and
Blanche Wootton's 357, the Yankee
Lads, a mixed team of the Rosslyn
Merchants loop, gained second place
in class B with 1.778.
Joe Zeglen of Rosslyn was the top
singles shooter of the night, taking,
over fifth place in class A with
48—403. C. C. Comis and Bill Dres
sel, Bureau of Standards duo, shot
to eighth place in class A doubles
With 79—782.
Taking time out from his Mg
task of running the city tourna
ment, Secretary Harry Dixon last
night at College Park banged out a
449 from scratch to win the Belts
ville Research Center League post
season tournament. His prize was
a $25 War Bond. Roy Clark also
won a bond with a 422 count, which
included a 21-pin handicap. Dixon’s
games were 153, 159 and 137.
Dixon’s big set recalls his 445
rolled at the Coliseum In 1926. which
stood two seasons as a city all-time
mark. Charley Phillips, a team
mate on the King David team In the
Masonic loop, cracked the record at
Convention Hall in 1928. Joe Price!
holds the present all-time city rec
ord with 497.
Triple Wins Are Scored
Johnny Longden and Bobby Per
mane were the leading jockeys in
th# United States yesterday. Each
rode a triple at Jamaica.
Longden had Romanock. Who 4
Goes There and Mrs. Ed Mulrenan'a
First Fiddle in the featured Vic
torian Purse. Permane was up on
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