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St. John's Five Tunes'
For April Meet as It
Grooms All-Preps
By Bill Fuchs
Joey Gallagher, who is coaching)
the All-Preps for their second an-1
nual game with the All-Highs at
Uline Arena Saturday afternoon, is
killing two birds with one basket!
Gallagher, coach of The Star
Tournament Champion St. John's
team, is throwing his Johnnies intoj
the All-Prep practice sessions. This
not only gives the All-Preps more
players with which to scrimmage, j
but also keeps the entire St. John's'
squad in shape for its trip to New
port, R. I., April 1, when they will
compete in the Eastern States
Catholic scholastic tourney.
Four of the St. John’s squad—
Jack George, Tom Fannon, Vince
Durkin and Billy Martins—are on
the All-Prep team. This, Gallagher
readily admits, is an advantage, al
though he’ll be using substitutions
“I tried using two complete teams
in practice, but foifnd that free
substitution works better,” Galla
gher says. “These boys all are smart
enough to work together. And we
have so many scorers we’re not go
ing to emphasize any one man.”
In George, all-around athlete and
high-point man on the St. John’s
basket ball team, Gallagher sees a
future Bob Feerick, now ace with
the pro Caps.
Gallagher sqys Feerick is uncanny.
"He's good off the boards and gets
as much, enjoyment out of a good
pass as a good shot,” the coach
avers. "So does George. He's not
a ball hog. And lately he’s been
developing his one-hand shot—Fee
ricks specialty.”
Jack Spicer and Clem Conlin of
Gonzaga, Tom Dean of Friends and
Gil Bogley of Landon, of the All
Preps. will be playing their last
schoolboy basket ball game Satur
day. Mike Nolan of Gonzaga and
Roger Kingsbury of St. Albans will
;e back at their respective schools
lext year.
G. U. Dropping T-Football, but Likes Outlook
Coach Hagerty Gets Keen Aide in Margarita, New Backfield Mentor
By Lewis F. Atchison
"No, I’m not dropping the
spread formation,” said Jack
Hagerty, pulling on his working
clothes and preparing to send his
Georgetown football squad
through its first session of spring
training. "We're going to use
the spread and single wing and
throw out the T next season.
"We don’t have anybody to
handle the ball under the center,”
he explained. "Babe Baranow
ski's too small—can’t see over the
heads of those big linemen to
throw a pass—and Elmer Raba’s
too slow-. But I think we’ll do all
right without it. The single wing
has plenty of power and decep
The old quarterback was in good j
spirits. He has his full quota of
problems, as usual, but he also
has a new backfield coach in Bob
Margarita, a Chicago Bear alum
nus, plus an assortment of up
coming freshman who might
make the Hoyas bad medicine
next autumn. There are a couple
of backs in the group who could
supply the consistent scoring
punch missing last year.
Margarita, who played with the
Bears in 1944 and ’45, then went
to Harvard as Dick Harlow’s as
sistant. should help the Hoyas.
A graduate of Brown, his addi
tion to the heretofore strictly
alumrfi staff came as a surprise
yesterday, and with no fanfare.
We found him going over black
board diagrams with End Coach
George Murtagh just before the
start of practice. His presence
will enable Hagerty to concen
trate on over-all strategy and
forget the details.
“I’m going to spend more time
bossing George and Mush,” he
laughed, nodding toward Mur
tagh and Line Coach Mush
Dubofsky, who loftily ignored the
jibe. Anybody familiar with
Georgetown football knows the
ends and linesmen have been the
least of Hagerty’s worries, a
sheer delight to watch in action.
Georgetown's outlook in *48 is
bright for several reasons, includ
ing Billy Conn and Dick Barba.
"Turnstile Tommy” Hardiman is
another hopeful, but Hagerty’s
best reason for being optimistic
is that he loses only a handful of
men from last year's squad. You
can't laugh off the departure of
Bus Werder, Lou ' Robustelli,
Larry Koncelik. Elmer Oberto
and Len Bonforte, but the blow
is softened by the supply of po
tentially good material left, Hag
erty feels that with a few good
breaks the Hoyas can go places
in ’48.
This Billy Conn, for example,
is the kind of runner who can
bust up a game on one trip with
the ball. He reminds Jack of
long-legged Johnny Bozek of the
late 20s. Barba, a 6-foot, 185
pounder, isn’t as fast as Conn,
but may turn out to be one of
the best backs coming up. He
runs like Tommy Graham, who
also should come into his own
next season, and has a Jack
rabbit’s change of pace.
Then, too. Hardiman, a slender
5-foot-ll, 170-pounder, could be
the prize package of the lot even
though, he’s tabbed as a better
basket ball prospect. He is a
great competitor and his color
made him such a box-office at
traction in high school that
sportswriters gave him the
“Turnstile” handle.
“Some of the New England
sportswriters were terribly up
set when Tommy came to
Georgetown,” put in Father
Matthew Kane, Georgetown's
faculty moderator of athletics.
“One in particular couldn’t un
derstand why he passed up a
chance to go to Holy Cross to
enroll at Georgetown, which, this
writer said, obviously had reach
ed its peak in basket ball and was
on the decline.”
But nobody at Georgetown is
counting the poultry before its
in the broiler. Too many things
can go wrong between now and
next December to spoil the pleas
aut outlook, as Hagerty knows
only too well. The Hoyas again
are plagued by the old bugaboo
of lacking an oustanding passer.
But Hagerty is hopeful some
body with a good arm will turn
up in spring practice.
Dubofsky is wondering if
Johnny Berger, a corking good
guard two years ago, can shake
off the effects of an ear infec
tion that impaired his efficiency
last season. If he should de
liver, and such men as Jim
O'Keefe, Red Sheridan and Vic
Banonis are up to par, George
town’s line should be of the usual
reinforced steel-concrete - quality.
But Georgetown should con
sider itself lucky to have as many
men as it does. Competition
among colleges is keener than
ever ,and when even good stu
dents have trouble enrolling in
crowded schools you can imagine
what football players are up
"Weren’t you telling me about
the scout who dropped in to see
a boy and found 13 scouts already
there?” Murtagh asked Hagerty.
“Yes,” Jack replied, “and the
boy’s father was setting up re
freshments. It was more like a
party for the coaches.”
"At that rate it will be expen
sive to be a college prospect,”
observed Father Kane.
“How about the boy in Ten
nessee last year who was trailed
so persistently by so many scouts
he finally had a nervous break
down,’” commented Margarita.
“A player has got to be rugged
both on and off the field to stand
the gaff these days.”
Caps Take Playoff Bid
To Boston Court
Washington's Capitols were an
roused lot as they moved into
oston for tonight's Basket Ball
■ssociation game with Honey Rus
sll’s Celtics at the Boston Garden.
The Caps are out to make a
lean sweep of their remaining four
ames and in so doing assure them
clves of at least a tie with the
3altimore Bullets for third place
in the western division race.
The Washingtonians must win
third place to qualify for the cham
pionship playoffs and are making
an uphill fight in their effort to
land in the money.
After tonight's game the Capitols
will return to Washington to en
tertain the Providence Steamrollers
tomorrow night. They move over
to Baltimore against the Bullets
Thursday and end their season
against the New York Knicks at
Uline Arena Saturday night.
Hoya Hockey Team Host
To Hew Yorkers Tonight
With an eye on the intercollegiate
hockey tournament opening Thurs- j
day at Buffalo. Georgetown's
smooth skating sextet will play host
to the fast New York Athletic Club
team tonight at 8:30 at Uline Arena.
The Hoyas will be shooting for their
sixth victory in eight matches.
Capt. Steve Smith, the Cassidy
brothers—Pat, Jim. John and Jerry,
and Goalie Joe Gately in the open
ing lineup. Georgetown will present
its most powerful offense at the
The New York squad features
Goalie Ed Beardon, who holds the
all-time shutout record for amateur
hockey at Madison Square Garden;
Gene McDonough, high scorer in the
big town's amateur circuit last year,
and Billy Briell.
Seattle Signs Hemsley
BAKERSFIELD. Calif.. Mar. 16
(.Pi. — Rollie Hemsley, 41-year-old
catcher, has signed a contract with
the Seattle Rainiers, ending a long
holdout. Terms were not disclosed.
Nothing in the way of news we’ve
heard in a long time pleases us more
than the announcement by A1 Day.
director of the Fish and Wildlife
Service, of the
appointment of
David Ft. Gas
coyne (Roddy to
his friends) as
assistant chief,
division of game
management of
the FWS.
Roddy Gas
coyne, although
a native of Bal
timore, received
his education in
the public and
private schools of
Washington, at
tending George- Bin L«eich.
town and George Washington Uni
versities and the National Univer
sity School of Law, where he re
ceived his law degree in 1929. An
ardent conservationist, hunter and
angler, he knows this section of the
country like the palm of his hand
and is thoroughly conversant with
our wildlife problems.
The division of game management
of the Fish and Wildlife Service,
which also is the Government’s in
forcement agency in wildlife mat
ters, is indeed fortunate in having
Roddy Gascoyne to back up the ef
forts of his chief, Jesse Thompson.
With this team in the saddle, we
are confident, the agency's work will
be well done and -we urge all sports
men to back their judgement with
the utmost confidence.
I. T. Quinn, executive director of
Virginia's Commission of Game and
Inland Fisheries, announces that
proposals for all changes in the
hunting regulations of that State
for the coming season will be con
sidered at a meeting of the Com
mission in Richmond. Friday
itarting at 9:30 a.m. Consideration
will be given all proposed changes
In order that they may be acted
upon in time for the game law di
gests to be printed and distributed
In advance of the opening of tht
bunting seasons.
All Interested parties wishing
^ thangea in present regulatiojtf
Record Entry for NDBC Looms,
With D. C. Sending 50 Teams
By Ben McAlwee
While announcing that Saturday!
is the deadline for entries in the |
National Duckpin Bowling Congress
tournament to be held in New
Haven, Conn., starting April 3, Ex
ecutive Secretary Arville L. Ebersole!
today said the 18th annual event;
has a 50-50 chance of topping last |
year's record entry of 642 teams
that bowled at Bethesda Bowling
"With 43 teams already entered,;
the prospects are good for at least;
50 teams from Washington,’’ saioj
"According to Ed Feustel, as
sistant congress secretary who han
dles the New England duckpin area,
the Connecticut entry alone will hit
300 teams while Rhode Island
and Massachusetts will send 501
more,” Ebersole added.
Other efttries include more than!
25 teams from Baltimore, 10 from!
Atlanta, Ga.; 18 from North Caro-S
lina, 14 from Richmond, 13 for Nor-!
folk while 10 teams have entered,
from the Pittsburgh <Pa.) area.
An expansion of the duckpin ter
ritory was noted writh two teams
entered from Montreal, Canada.
All but three of the Washington:
teams entered will compete in the
tournament April 16 and 17.
The entire roster of Major Dis
trict League which includes Burr;
Heishman Tires, Arcade Pontiac,
Galliher & Huguely, Winchester;
Motors, Mann’s Potato Chips, i
Mapledge Pins, Winn's Motors and;
Senate Beer have entered. Men’s,
minor District loop teams entered so
far are Northeast Temple, Green
way, Arcadia, Chevy Chase Ice
Paiace, Greenway and Colonial
Entered from the Ladies’ Major!
District League are King Pin, Hi
Skor, Brookland Recreation, Chevy
Chase Ice Palace, Mount Rainier, j
College Park and Rosslyn.
The Lucky Strike team is the only
team so far entered from the ladies'
minor District loop.
Chilly Barnard, director of Gov-1
srnment Printing Office Recreation
Association, has entered nine teams,
3PO Office, girls; Recreation Divi
son No. 1, girls; Recreation Division
No. 2, girls; GPO Office, men; Rec
reation Division, men; GPO Post.
No. 3874, VFW, men; GPO Post 33.
American Legion; Peruso Restau
rant and Progressive Printing Co.
Other Washington teams will be
Colonial Ice Cream, Clarendon, last j
gear's women's booster team win
ners, Community Cab, women,
Bethesda; Trioana, girls, Bethesda;
Kilroy’s, men, Mount Rainier; Bos
ivell-MUler, men, Hyattsvllle: Beth
ssda Bowling Center, men; Bethesda
Bowling Center, booster men; Atwell
Decorators, men, Clarendon; Mari
time Commission, men, and NDPBC
Dffice men and NDPBC office
svomen booster.
The Albert Pike team of the
Masonic League of which Ebersole
s a member will bowl April 10.
Renaissance May Shift
ream to Washington
It may be the Washington Renais
sance Club after Thursday night if
the expert Negro pro basket b9.ll
team clicks^at Uline Arena. Owner
Bob Douglas has indicated he’ll
move the team here immediately If
the fans show enough interest.
The Rens meet the Dayton, Ohio,
Mets, while the Cleveland Rams,
also comprised of colored stars, will
take on the Kokomo, Ind., Clowns.
Rock Creed Indians and D. C.
Skaters midget fives will open the
program at 7 p.m.
Basket Ball Results
By th« Associated Press
National Invitational Tournament at
New York (Semifinals).
New York University. 72: De Paul. 59.
St. Louis. 60; Western Kentucky. 56.
Fifth District NCAA Basketball Playoff
at Kansas City (Final).
Kansas State. 46: Okla. A. <5r M.. 64 _
Eighth District NCAA and Pacific Coast
Conference Title Playoff (Final).
• Washington. 59: California. 49.
National AAl' Tournament at Denver
(First Round).
Durant. Okla. (Southeastern State
Teachers. 42: Amarillo, Tex. (Gra
hame-Hoene Plow Co.). 41.
Billings. Mont. (Stockman), 67; Pine
City. Wash., 56.
Southwestern Inst. Tech (Weather
ford. Okla.). 62: Alabama State
Teachers (Jacksonville. Ala). 48.
San Francisco Rexalites. 48; Regis Col
lege (Denver). 42
(Second Round).
Salt Lake City (Eckers), 76; Albuauer
que (A. C.>, 40.
Lincoln, Nebr (Nuthouse), 71; Langley
Field. Va.. 68.
Bartlesville. Okla. (Phillips), 98; Gaiva.
Kans.. American Legion. 44.
Annapolis (Md.) Navy Blue, 66; Colo
rado College, 40.
Oakland Calif. (Bittners). 59: Sioux
City. Iowa (Old Home Bread*, aw.
University of Denver, 69; Los Angeles
Police. 48
Women's National AAU Tournament at
St. Joseph. Mo.
(Championship Bracket, First Round.)
Pittsburgh. Pa . Westinghouse. 40; Min
den. Iowa, 19
Des Moines. Iowa. Aid. 69; Jacksonville.
Fla.. 65 (overtime).
Iowa Wesleyan College, 66; Acworth,
N. H . 4
Nashville. Tenn . Generals, 60: Pitts
field. Mass., J l.
Nashville. Tenn.. Goldblumes, 62;
Omaha. Nebr.. Smiths. 4.
Baton Rouge. La . 66; Frisco, Tex.,
High School, 16.
Hanes Hosiery Winston Salem. N. C.
66: Kansas City B-l, 20.
(Consolation Bracket First Round.)
Seymour. Iowa. High School, 39; 6t.
James. Kansas City. 19.
Other Results.
Holy Cross. 72; Tufts. 42.
Moravian, 74: Dickinson, 64.
Halloran Gen. Hosp. «N. Y.), 61; Ba
yonne Jr. College. 18.
Muhlenberg. 95; Pennsylvania Military
College. 31.
—With Bill Leetck
: should appear before the Commis
sion Friday.
Some strange happenings occur in
pursuit of the finny tribes. Last
month, W. H. Murray, while trolling
for rockfish in Lockwoods Folly Inlet
near Shallotte. N. C., caught an 18
pounder. This catch was followed
by a strike from a fish which he
could not handle and which got
away with his plug and about 10
feet of line. j
Three weeks later, Delmas Hewett
of Shallotte was fishing for mullets
in the Shallotte River Inlet,, eight
miles from where Murray lost the
big fish. Pulling out his net, he
found, along with other fish, a huge
striper with a plug in its mouth, a
free hook on which had caught in
the net as the fish swam by.
The fish that got away from Mur- i
ray weighed 25 pounds when Hewett
netted it.
The blocks of ice piled up along
the Potomac's banks have been slow
in melting. Anglers, consequently
have found it difficult, and in some
places impossible, to get dowm to the
water. This is not unusual. Old
timers have seen ice remain as late
as April, but we hope a spell of
warm weather will clean out the
present mess before the perch and
herring begin their spring run.
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Bogley Is Eliminated
In Tennis by McGrath
By the Associated Frets
NEW YORK, Mar. 16.—Gilbert
Bogley of Chevy Chase, Md., Joined
the spectators at the National In
door Tennis Tournament today
after bowing to third-seeded Ed
McGrath of Brooklyn, 6—4, 6—1.
McGrath, one of seven seeded
stars to advance, had too many
guns for the Landon School young
ster, as experts had predicted. Bog
ley played his best game in the
opening set, but once McGrath
warmed to his task the youngster
was a gone goose.
Frank Shields of New York meets
the tournament dark horse, Brook
lyn's Nathan Goldstein, In one of
today's feature matches.
. And It wouldn't be surprising if
the Brooklyn player gave Shields,
one of the seeded favorites, a busy
time in the quarter-finals match.
Goldstein was the only unseeded
player who gained quarter-final
berths in the men’s singles division.
He reached the select group by up
setting Chauncey D. Steele of Cam
bridge, Mass., yesterday, 3—6, 6—2,
6—3. Steele was seventh in the
American seeded list. Last week,
Goldstein eliminated France's Jean
The other quarter-finalists * are
Billy Talbert of New York, seeded
No. 1: Marcel Bernard, French
champion who tops the foreign list;
Sidney Schwartz, Brooklyn, No. 5;
Irwin Dorfman, New York; Arman
do Vieira, Brazil, and McGrath.
Skier's Record Refused
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Mar. 16
</P). — Janez Polda, Yugoslavian
Olympic ski jumper, sailed 393 feet
8 Vi inches yesterday but was de
nied a world record because he
dragged his right hand in the snow
on landing.
Nichols, Huskies' Ace, Barred
After Tearn Gains NCAA Meet
By th« Associottd Pr«*»
SEATTLE, Mar. 16.—The Paul
Bunyan of Pacific Northwest basket
ball. Big Jack Nichols, has another
year of eligibility up here in the
•'tall and uncut” even though he
can't play this week end in the
NCAA Regional at Kansas City. .
University or Washington fans
and alumni moaned last night when
the news came through that big
Nick had been barred by NCAA
The NCAA might as well have
chopped off Coach Art McClarney’s
right arm.
Already a legend in the West,
Nichols was thumbed to the side
lines because of the two years he
played for Southern California as
a Navy trainee.
Under Coast Conference regula
tions, these didn’t count against his
collegiate eligibility. By the same
token he also got in free on the
year of varsity ball he played for
Washington as a freshman. The
frosh rule was relaxed during the
Big Nick, 22, married and 225
pounds of basket ball genius, is the
only man to make the all-star
teams both In the Southern and
Northern divisions. What’s more
he’s cracked the all-star lineups
, every year. This one makes his fifth
Nick came up to Washington from
nearby Everett High School in
1944 to start his amazing string ol
varsity seasons as a freshman. Foi
the next two years he was in the
Navy training program, stationed—
and playing ball—at U. S. C. Ther
he returned to Washington fof hi;
sophomore and Junior years of eligi
Washington’s huskies dumpec
California’s Bears, 59-49, last njghi
in a rough, deciding game of theb
PCC title series. ^Forty-five foul;
were called.
Golf Body Takes Over
District Open, Elects
McCarthy President
Martin F. McCarthy’s elevation to
the presidency of the District Golf
Association and that body’s assump
tion of responsibility for the District
Open tournament highlighted last
night's annual meeting of the as
sociation at Columbia Country Club.
McCarthy succeeds Leopold Freud
berg of Woodmont. William 6riggs
of Kenwood was chosen first vice
president, Frank E. McArdle of Con
gressional was elected second vice
president and* Albert E. Steinem of
Woodmont was named secretary
Percy Le Due of Argyle, Frank
Clarke, Belle Haven, and Gene Mur
phy, Washington Golf and Country
Club, were named to the Executive
Juniors to Be Encouraged.
McCarthy on assuming office
asked all clubs to co-operate in pro
moting junior golf in this area.
MARTIN F. McCarthy.
Frank Emmet again was selected by
the association to handle competi
tion for younger players. Clubs will
be asked to promote tournaments
to raise funds to send a team to
the national junior tournament.
The 36-hole District Open already
has been assigned to Indian Spring,
but has not been given a date. The
complete tournament schedule:
September 7. 9. 10. 11—D. C. ama
teur tournament at Columbia. June 27—
Junior tournament at Congressional. Oc
tober 12—Senior tournament at Wood
mont. May 21—Mixed scotch foursome
at Prince Georges. Otocber 19—Mixed
scotch foursome at Washington Golf and
Country Club (tentative). September 1,
2 and 3—D. C. Junior Open tournament
at Georetown Prep.
M. A. Pros Adopt Schedule.
The Middle Atlantic Golf Pros,
meanwhile, meeting at Kenwood,
heard Tom Crane, National PGA
secretary and legal adviser, and
George Corcoran, vice president for
this area, explain the reason for
the recent winter tour difficulties.
Eight of the tournaments listed
for ’48 were assigned to this area
with seven going to Baltimore, two
to Virginia and one to Frederick,
The tournament schedule:
April 19—Pro-amateur at Hillendale;
23. 39-hole qualifying round for PGA
championship at Manor; 29, 30 and May
1—National Capital Open at Prlnee
May 7—Pro-lady at Indian Spring: 21,
pro-amateur at Suburban.
June 16—Pro-amateur (boat club mem
bers only) at Congressional; 21. pro-ama
teur at Mount Pleasant; 28. amateur at
July 13—Maryland Open at Chevy
Chase; 19. pro-lunior at Oreen Spring:
29. pro-amateur at Frederick.
August *—Pro-amateur at Columbia;
13, pro-amateur (host club members only)
at Woodholme. 23. assistant pro cham
pionship at Burning Tree; 30. pro-ama
teur at Kenwood.
September 13—Pro-senior at Columbia;
20, pro-amateur (host club members only)
at Norfolk; 27. pro-amateur at Country
Club of Maryland.
October 4—Pro-amateur at Prince
Georges: 11. Blltmore Open at Green
8prlng: 19. pro-amateur (host club mem
bers only) at Woodmont; 26. pro-pro at
Woodholme. /
Post No. 1 Wins Thriller
Post No. 1 turned in a thrilling
decision over Post No. 2 in
the Amvets basket ball tournament
last night at Coolidge High School
gym. Post No. 4 routed Post No. 9.
80 to 27, and Post No. 5 downed
P06t No. 18, 49 to 38. Two games
are scheduled tonight, starting at
7 p.m.. Post No. 2 meeting No. 4
and No. 10 clashing with No. 13.
Yanks and Dodgerf
Setting Fast Pace in
'Grapefruit' League
By th« Associated Press
NEW YORK, Mar. 16.—The New
York Yankees and the Brooklyn
Dodgers, 1947 World Series foes,
top the American and National
League, respectively, in the “grape
fruit” league today.
Both sport perfect records, with
the Yanks’ the more impressive.
The Yanks have won eight games,
including one by the “B” squad,
while the Dodgers have won all
their five starts. The Dodgers,
'however, have yet to engage a ma
jor league club, while all of the
I Yanks’ victories were against big
: league competition.
The Pittsburgh Pirates trail the1
Didgers in the National League
and the Philadelphia Athletics the
Yanks in the American. The Pi
rates have won five out of six
starts for a .883 percentage, and
the Athletics two out of three for
a .667 mark.
The Pirates have won one, lost
one in intraleague competition, and
won three against American
League opponents. The Athletics
have won two intraleague contests,
while losing one.
til I I A* r. ■ ■
▼v cdd Mircrarr upsers
Rockville in Tourney
Two successful foul throws by
Helen Walker enabled Webb Air
craft to upset Rockville, 29-27, in
the feature games of last night’s
card in the Merrick Club girls basket
ball tournament. Rockville had
won 34 games and lost 7 in regular
competition, while Webb had
finished third in the D. C. Recrea
tion Department League.
Garvin’s Grill nosed out Kilroy’s,
30-25, ip another Section A game,
while in section B the Eastern A. C.
downed Holy Trinity, 46 to 31.
WAC Squadron W plays O’Don
nell’s tonight at 7:30 and Lyles
Florists meet Chevy Chase an hour
later in "B” games.
Papandrew and Mozur
Win Handball Matches
ly th* Aiiociattd Prtii
Washingtonians advanced, one by j
default, through the opening round
of the 22d national YMCA handball
singles tournament at the German
town L last night.
District Champion Sam Papan
drew ousted Charles Stanley, 21—3, i
31—4, and A. V. Houlon had it even
easier when his opponent defaulted.
John Mozur, another Washing
tonian, did not fare as well, bowing
to Donlad Farley of Philadelphia,
21—4, 21—9.
Tony Gentile, former Middle At
lantic AAU titleholder, defeated
Oscar Penchef of Toledo, Ohio, <
21—3, 21—9, in the opening day’s
Augusta Coach Named
STAUNTON. Va., Mar. 16 (A*).—
Mike Cooley, University of Georgia
center, has been named to the
coaching staff of Augusta Military
Woolf, Seabiscuit
Honored Jointly
By th* Associated Press
ARCADIA, Calif., Mar. 16.—
Near the bronze statue of a great
horse, Seabiscuit, they are going
to erect another of a great
jockey, Georgie (the Iceman)
This seems altogether fitting,
for Woolf regarded Seabiscuit as
the greatest horse he ever rtide.
It is two years since Woolf was
killed. His mount, Please Me,
stumbled going to the first turn
of a mile race at Santa Anita,
tossed Woolf to the turf and
! broke his neck.
The life-size statue of Woolf,
in riding regalia, carrying whip
and saddle, will be erected in the
saddling paddock at Santa Anita.
Public contributions will help
defray the cost.
Pro Basket Ball
By th* Associated Pr*s*
Last Night's Resalts.
Oshkosh. 47; Toledo, 43
(No games scheduled in Association of
America or American Leagues.)
Tonight's Schedule.
Washington at Boston.
Philadelphia at Providence.
Sheboygan at Indianapolis.
Minneapolis at Rochester.
Anderson at Syracuse.
No games scheduled.
Turner's Arena Bests Uline's
In Ring Promoters' Rivalry
Washington can t support two fight cards the same night as
everybody has known all along. When Liberty A. C. (operating at
Uline’s) and Turner s Arena first tried it three weeks ago. both had
good crowds. Perhaps the novelty of it and the extra attention given
the conflicting shows were responsible.
They tried it again last night and this time the fight customers
were selective. Turner's had a good crowd. Matchmaker Goldie
Aheam's program at Uline's was held in comparative privacy. He
had 814 customers, paying a gross gate of *1.866.29 and a net of
*1,315.17. Goldie figures he lost ‘'*1,500, maybe *2,000.”
At the smaller Turner's Arena, they had a nice payday. Match
maker Gabe Menendez was able to count 1,559 customers, only nine
less than his best crowd of the season three weeks ago. Gross gate
was *3,561.99; net, *2,653.59.
Turner's ...
Jimmy Cooper tasted defeat last
night for the first time in his short
career at Turner's, but claimed aft
erward an injury to his right hand
suffered in an early round kept him
from putting out his best. Jose
Cardenas, a law student at Mexico
University, was awarded an eight
round unanimous decision.
Even with three good hands, how
ever. Cooper might have had
trouble. Although lacking the pow-<
er of his opponent, the south-of-;
the-border featherweight was cagy;
and gave Cooper better than he
A low blow which interrupted the
bout in the seventh round didn’t
help Cooper, either. In the previous
round the crowd was on its feet as
Jose and Cooper slugged it out
against the ropes. Cooper had stag
gered Cardenas, but the Mexican
proved tougher than he looked and
went on to win.
Red Gaddis also had his hands
full with David Seabrook of Hart
ford, Conn., who was a replacement
for Bobby Polowitzer, also of Hart
ford. Gaddis,' however, showed
enough to get the decision.
Herbie (BifU Jones, the Southeast
southpaw, has four straight knock
outs to his credit after disposing
of Philadelphia's Jim Parting at
2:03 of the second round. Jones
hit Parting so fast very few saw
the K. O. punch. The biller said
later it was a right hook on the
In the other eight-rounder, Mc
Coy Jones, Philadelphia welter-;
weight, won a technical knockout’
over Sunny Boy Bunn. The fight
was called after three rounds be
cause of Bunn's left eye, which was
cut and bleeding profusely.
In the opening four-rounder, Gar
land Edwards knocked King David
down twice in the second round and
won on. a technical knockout in 59
seconds of the third. Both boys
are from Washington.
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Uline's . . .
Sonny Boy West, local Negro
lightweight, won the main go at
Uline’s, a 10-rounder, over Charles
iCabey) Lewis of New York, West
did what fighting there was in a
not to brilliant engagement. Lewis
made few offensive gestures, and
kept West from doing much damage
by constant back peddling.
By far the best fight was the 10
round semifinal in which Cyclone
Roy Williams, St. Petersburg mid
dleweight, upset Washington's Al
Wright. Williams l06t to Wright
last year, also to Bee Bee Wash
ington and Smuggv Hursev, but he
appeared a better fighter than any
of them this time. This was a slug
fest all the way and Wright ended
plenty beat up and barely on his
Wright hit the deck for nine in
the opening round. He was all but
out again in the second. He rallied
thereafter, but Williams was too
much of a fighter for him.
Rest of the card was fair. Johnny
Arduini, D. C. bantam, decisioned
Joe Bell of Philly in five, and Julian
Keene, Washington light-heavy
weight, got a kayo over Baby Kid
Nichols of Philly in the first.
Nichols’ purse was held up for not
putting up a contest. He went
down once when hit, but twice he
was down from no blows.
With the slim crowd and small
gate, the payoff on the main event
wasn't much. Both principals got
20 per cent of the net, which
amounts to $263. Wright and Wil
liams worked for $250 guarantee*
and earned it.
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