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w in, Lose, or Draw
Hedgemore May Be Bowl-Bound
Dr. H. C. Arch (Burly) McDonald, president of Hedgemore Uni
versity, has appealed to Elegant Eleven Conference officials for per
mission to accept a bowl bid for his undefeated, untied football team.
“I have every confidence,” said the distinguished educator who re
Burton Hawkina.
cently received C.O.D., R.S.V.P. and WTOP
honorary degrees, “that conference officials will
alter their policy and permit Hedgemore to play
a postseason game.
“For nine years,” continued Dr. McDonald, “I
have not yielded to student, alumni and public
pressure. We repeatedly have ignored bowl bids
despite winning all our games except one—a tie—
over that period. It has been the consensus of the
faculty this year, however, that our splendid grid
iron athletes should be rewarded. I am endeavor
ing to accomplish such an objective.
“It is insignificant that several bowls have
offered more than $150,000 for Hedgemore’s ap
pearance in their various New Year's Day extrav
aganzas,” said Dr. McDonald. “I have conversed
with our players and have found them most eager to venture on an
educational journey such as a bowl game in another sector of this
great Nation would present.”
Dr. McDonald refused to disclose what bids had been extended to
Hedgemore, but it is known that Pop Sickle, Hedgemore coach, has
been in touch with William Randolph Hearse Bowl officials. The
Hearse Bowl, a Death Valley, Calif., promotion, already has lined up
Morticians' Tech, coached by dour Carl Gravely, and is awaiting the
outcome of Hedgemore’s plea.
Almost Normal May Be Foe
An authoritative source revealed that a Morticians’ Tech official
has been in frequent communication with Dr. McDonald. Morti
cians’ Tech, which has buried all its opponents, is known to have told
Dr. McDonald that Hedgemore players and officials would be en
tertained lavishly after the game. "We would be the last to let you
down,” Dr. McDonald was informed.
Also bidding for Hedgemore are the Hollywood Bowl, Chili Bowl,
Mixing Bowl, Goldfish Bowl, Duckpin Bowl, Finger Bowl and Punch
Bowl. The Punch Bowl game, played at Sweetwater, Tex., would pit
Hedgemore against Almost Normal.
Dr. McDonald recently received a letter from Miss Constant
Thurst, Almost Normal’s dean of women, imploring him to request
permission of conference officials for a postseason game. Dr. Mc
Donald and Miss Thurst are firm friends.
Questioned by reporters as to which bowl bid Hedgemore would
be likely to accept if conference officials grant his plea for a post
season game, Dr. McDonald said, “I am not in a position to discuss
that at this moment. The press will be informed in good time.”
Black and Blue Squad Honored
Dr. McDonald revealed that Pop Sickle, the grand old man of
college football, has been signed to a new contract for a period of
five years. "We are fortunate in assuring our athletes of such an
outstanding coach. I am sure that under Pop Sickle the Black and
Blue banner will continue to wave gloriously in the gentle breeze of
splendid sportsmanship and sterling character.”
Asked if the veteran Hedgemore mentor had been granted a
salary boost on his new contract, Dr. McDonald said, crisply, "No
Hedgemore bowled over 10 opponents this year in one of its more
exciting seasons. Hedgemore defeated Wauhatchie Subnormal, 5-4;
International Correspondence School, 16-15; Vassar A. and M., 51-50;
Gloffin School for Male Nurses, 4-3: Gremlin U., 3-2; Molar Barber
College, 9-8; Electoral College, 304-189; Hampden-Kidney, 28-27; Heck
With U., 13-12, and Comatose State, 8-7.
Lettermen will be honored at a banquet at Little Tavern to
night. Those receiving letters will be Henry Flubb, Bill Ancou, Sling
ing Sammy Shapiro, Slim Chance, Willie Crow, Owen Much. Abu
Ben Goode, Tommy Gunn and Buford Flamm, backs; Grabbing
Grover Grinsprit, Jackson Hites and Ivan Ofilitch, ends; Robin
Kradels, Arch de Triumph and Mike Frite, tackles; Tony Waive,
Dewitt Daley, Spider Webb, Rusty Locke and Horatio Harumph,
guards: Turk Keve and George Preston Povich, centers, and Mr.
Tash, the manager.
Snead Figures Layoff May Aid
Return to Form This Winter
By James F. Fowler
Associated Press Sports Writer
MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 4.—Slammin’
Sammy Snead, with a better grip on
his nerves and those “puttin' jit- ;
ters," will open his winter campaign
in the $10,000 Miami Open Decem
ber 9-12.
The White Sulphur Springs, W.
Va., professional golfer, dividing his
time between a dish of chocolate ice
cream and a game of checkers, said
in an interview that his layoff from
competitive golf this fall has “done
me a lot of good.”
“I don’t say that those puttin’ jit
ters are all gone. I haven’t put
them to the test yet. But I do
know that I’m a lot calmer than I
used to be.” -|
His last competitive game was at
Pinehurst, N. C., November 2, when
he trailed little Tony Penna foi
second money. Before that he
played in the Tam O’Shanter in
Chicago last August and before that
the Masters at Augusta, Ga., in
“I've been shooting better golf
lately,” he drawled. "Carded a 65
at Dunedin (Fla.) the other day.
That's a pretty good course, too.'
Yesterday I was 2 under par;
through the eighth hole at Miami:
Springs golf course when the rain,
caught us and we quit. , \
“My short game still is a little!
sloppy. But my driving and long
game is okay.
“When you stay away from golf
it works two ways—good and bad.
The good is that your nerves get
! settled down and the bad is that
iyou get out of practice.
“But I think I’m in pretty good
1 shape now. I’D tell you more about
| that after the tournament next
Asked how he thought he would
stack up against the 100 or so en
tering the tournament, he said:
i "They tell me oP Ben Hogan isn't
going to be in the <Miami) Open
this year. That sort of opens things
up, doesn’t it?
‘'He’s awful good. But I think
there are a lot of golfers who can
beat him if they’re hot. As for me.
I’ll just have to wait to see if I’m
hot or cold before I can tell if I’ll
The 25th Miami Open will again
this year be played over the city
owned Miami Springs golf course.
Because it’s the silver jubilee
open, winners will be paid off with
10,000 silver dollars.
The qualifying rounds, from
i which most of the top pros and
amateurs are exempt, will begin on
Tuesday. December 7. and the open
ing round of the 72-hole tourna
ment begins Thursday.
Quantico Snares East
Coast Navy Grid Title
Spatial Dispatch to Th» Star
QUANTICO, Va„ Dec. 4.—Next
and most important goal for the
Quantico Marines’ talented football
team is a victory next Saturday at)
Norfolk over the San Diego Naval]
Base Marines that would give them
the all-Navy grid championship. i
Quantico will be seeking to rule the j
Navy roost for the second straight
year. Yesterday in the mud at But- ]
ler Stadium here it captured the
East Coast title and racked up its]
23d straight triumph by sinking Lit- ]
tie Creek (Va.) Amphibs, 18-0. The
local Gyrenes dominated the game
throughout, scoring touchdowns ini
each of the first three periods while
not permitting the Amphibs to make
a threat.
Dick Ambrogl, former Naval Acad
emy star and now a Marine lieu
tenant, made Quantico's first two
touchdowns, with the third by Joe
Tamillo, former high school star
from Duluth, Minn. Tamillo's tally
was on the day’s longest sprint of
87 yards.
Just before Tamillo’s tally a
50-yard touchdown on a punt re
turn by George Greco was nulli
fied by a penalty. Ambrogl went 34
yards for his first touchdown and
10 yards for his second.
The Amphibs were held to a net
of minus 30 yards rushing, but ]
picked up 51 yards by completing]
four of nine pass attempts.
Table Net Date Set
The District Table Tennis Associ
ation announces that its ranking
tournament will be held starting
December 17, at the District Tennis
Courts, 403 Eleventh street N.W.
Lt. Michael J. Ellis of Fort Belvoir
lg tournament chairman.
6-Day Race Will Grind
To Drab End Tonight
One of the biggest flops In Wash
ington’s sports history ends tonight
when the six-day bicycle races close
at 11 o’clock at the National Guard
Armory. Five of the original 10
teams still were whirling around the
wooden saucer today and one of
those teams is a synthetic one made
up of the surviving members of two
teams that quit along with four
others on Thursday after riders ex
pressed fears they would receive no
payoff at the end.
An air of resigned defeat has hung
over the affair since midweek and
Promoter Jimmy Proscia estimates
he and his backers have dropped
$25,000. At no time have more than
400 spectators sat in on the race.
As it stands now, the race prac
tically is a tie and any of the five
teams can win in tonight’s final
sprints. The Danish-Belgian duo
of Arne Pedersen and Emile Bru
neau was tied in laps with two
other teams, but had a slight point
edge. Standings:
. ?sth hour
Te»m. Laps behind. Point*.
Pedersen Brunegu_ fl°fi
V»n Gent-Remlces _ __ 40a
RuBDrecht-Shlnman_ I 4S1
Paquln-Gregore _ X 333
La Course-Tessier „ J 355
Distance traveled by leaders —1,542
miles, 4 laps.
Basket Caps Honored
The Washington Capitols basket
ball team last night was presented
a certificate of merit by the Alex
andria Kiwanis Club in a testi
monial at the Alexandria roller
skating rink.
Stevens Gets Crew Berth
LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 4 (Spe
cial).-^Fred Stevens of Washington
has earned a berth on the varsity
crew at Florida Southern College
Alvin Dark of Boston Braves Named Rookie of Year
COLONIALS CLICK—Jim Patrick of the Quantico Marines here is shown about to swish the net
for two points in the game at Eastern High School gym last night, but the final tally was 77-51
in favor of George Washington’s quintet, which was making its seasonal debut under Coach
George (Jug) Garber. Others shown are Marine Art Whitlow (8) and Colonials’ Fred Block (7)
and Sam Schreiber (12). —Star Staff Photo.
Lions' Lease on Cellar
Is Farther Extended
Thanks to the Washington Lions,
who have a solid grip on last place
in the American League’s Eastern
Division, the Indianapolis Capitals
are out of the Western Division cel
lar. Last night’s setto at Uline
Arena between the loop's two bot
tom clubs resulted in a 6-3 triumph
for the Caps. That moved them
off the bottom and a point ahead
of Cleveland, which doesn't get a
chance at the soft-touch Lions for
nearly a month.
It was an even game at 2-2 going
into the final frame, but the Caps
added three more goals before the
Lions inserted a tally. Last-period
Indianapolis scores were by Gordie
Haidy, Nelson Podolsky and Pat
Lundy before Norm McAtee con
verted a pass from Kenny Schultz
for Washington’s last counter. Sec
onds before the final horn Ed Bren
teau added a sixth goal for the
j Washington scored a goal in each
of the first two periods, Phil Vitale
sinking the first one and Schultz
the second.
Terp, Card, A. U. Quints Busy;
Colonials Score, Eagles Bow
! University of Maryland makes its
; 1948-9 basket ball bow tonight by
I playing Temple as part of a double
header at Philadelphia’s Convention
Hall. Also in action tonight among
local teams is Catholic U., enter
taining Headquarters Marines team
at 8:30 at Brookland, and Amer
ican U„ which continues its road
trip against Brooklyn Tech at
American’s Eagles had their two
game win string snapped last night
by St. Francis at Brooklyn. 66-47,
(but George Washington did much
'better in its debut here. The Co
lonials looked plenty good while
swamping Quantico Marines, 77-51,
at Eastern High Gym.
I Maryland Coach Flucie Stewart
will present only one newcomer in
i his starting lineup tonight. He has
a 6-foot-3 freshman, Lee Brawley,
i to use in a starting quint that
otherwise will include Johnny Ed
i wards, Spencer Wright, Frank
jArmsworthy and Ed Creszence.
Creszence is the only non 6-footer
in the lot.
G. W.’s Colonials, playing their
I first game under George Garber,
who replaced the ill Otts Zahn as
coach, flashed to a big early lead
last night and never were threat
ened. They racked up a 21-4 lead
before the Marines could make a
field goal after 6 minutes of play.
Maynard Haithcock’s defensive play
and his ability to snare rebounds
proved valuable for the Colonials,
while Ray Adler took scoring honors
j for the winners with 12 points.
| Cy Waldrop of the Marines was
the game's individual star, though.
: This flashy center managed to score
from all angles and counted 23
points before he fouled out in the
l last 5 minutes.
In Brooklyn last night the Eagles
j didn't press St. Francis closely ex
cept for a moment midway through
| the second half. There they pulled
to within 3 points at 42-39. but a
pair of shots by Bud Ellsworth again
isent the Terriers into a substantial
| lead. Ronald Garshag was top man
for A. U. with 12 points.
In tonight’s game at Brookland,
Catholic U. will be seeking its sec
ond win of the young season. The
Cardinals trounced Towson, 65-36,
: in their opener earlier this week.
Notre Dame, Clemson
Top Choices to Keep
Slates Clean Today
By Ralph Roden
Associated Press Sports Writer
NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—Notre Dame
Ttnd Clemson are expected to en-|
counter little difficulty today in;
completing an all victorious season'
as the regular football schedules
come to an end.
The mighty Irish take on the Uni
versity of Southern California Tro
jans in Los Angeles’ Memorial Col
iseum while Clemson meets the Cit
adel Bulldogs in Charleston, S. C.
More than 100,000 are expected to
watch the Irish and Trojans clash
for the 20th time. A Notre Dame
triumph will enable the boys from
South Bend to finish their third;
straight season without a loss. They
have won nine games this year.
Clemson also will be looking for
its 10th victory of the season. The
Tigers should have .little trouble in
adding The Citadel to their list as
the Bulldogs have won only two out
of eight starts and have been
blanked in four of their defeats.
At Birmingham, Ala., Auburn and
Alabama meet for the first time
since 1907. Auburn has won only
1 of 9 starts and the Crimson Tide
5 out of 10.
Six minor bowl games also are on
tap. Oklahoma City U. meets To
ledo in the Glass Bowl at Toledo,
Ohio; Florida A. and M. Tangles
with Union (Richmond, Va.) in the
Orange , Blossom Bowl at Miami,
Fla.; Northeastern Oklahoma A. and
M. takes on Trinidad (Colo.) Jun
ior College in the Salt Bowl at
Hutchison, Kans.; Hampton Insti
tute and Wilberforce meet in the
Fish Bowl at Norfolk, Va.; Emporia
Teachers and Southwest Missouri
Teachers tangle in the Mo-Kan
Bowl at Kansas City, and Evansville
clashes with Missouri Valley in the
Refrigerator Bowl at Evansville, Ind.
Vanderbilt’s powerful Commodores
closed out the season last night by
scoring their eighth straight victory,
a 33-6 romp over Miami of Florida.
The Commodores tallied in every
Lee Nalley of the Commodores
added 86 yards to his 690 total for
an all-time collegiate punt return
record of 776 yards for one season.
One of his sprints was a 69-yard
touchdown dash.
In other games Rollins tied the
favored University of Richmond
Spiders, 27-27, and Magnolia (Ark.)
Junior College crushed Eastern Ok
lahoma A. and M. of Wilburton,
41-12, in the Papoose Bowl at Okla
homa City._
Central, Gonzaga Face
For Scholastic Title i
The District high school football
| title was to be put on the lifte
today with Central, public high
,champion, and Gonzaga,, -best
among the prep schools, tangling
i at Griffith Stadium at 1:30, weather
; permitting. .
Gonzaga was expected to have
its hands full in trying to stop
Jimmie Pantos, Central's fleet
j footed triple threat. Pantos was
the big reason Central whipped
every other District public high.
Gonzaga was pinning its hopes
mainly on John Hogan, also a triple
threat: Billy Gates and Billy Haley.
The Eagles won the right to meet
| Central by whipping St. John's
earlier this week.
Pregame and half-time cere
monies were to be staged. Proceeds
of the tilt will go to the Metropoli
tan Police Boys' Club._
Amos Reported Ready
For Fight With Moore
Young Bob Amos, promising De
! troit light-heavyweight, is in top
shape for his fight next Monday
night aga'inst Archie Moore at
! Turner's Arena, his manager told
Matchmaker Gabe Menendez by
phone yesterday.
Eddie Futch, Amos’ manager,
talked to Menendez from Mme.
Bey’s New Jersey training camp
where the Detroit battler is going
through his daily workouts. “It's
costing us to work up here,” said
Futch, "but it will be worth it. This
is an important fight for Amos and
we want to be right for it.”
Futch and Amos figure that a vic
tory over Moore, who has beaten
most of the prominent light-heavy
weights, will help make the path
i upward smoother. Amos has an ex
cellent won and lost record, but
has yet to lick a real topnotcher.
: Moore, on the other hand, has been
I around for years.
Loyola Runner Seeks
Long-Race Triumph
BALTIMORE, Dec. 4 </P).—Nine
teen-year-old George Rodney of
Loyola College will seek his third
; straight victory in the South At
lantic Association's senior 10,000
meter run at Clifton Park tomorrow.
Rodney showed he was in top
cross country form last month by
! winning the Mason-Dixon Con
ference championship. The 140
pound runner set a new course
record last year when he won South
Atlantic's 6l/4 mile run in 22:59.
! "
Varsity Quints
By the Associated Press
G W. U.. 77: Quantico Marines, 51.
St. Francis, 60; American U.. 47.
Boston University, 50; MIT. 4.1.
Concord (W. Va.i. 88; Richmond In
stitute. 28.
Mount St. Marys, 81; Shippensbura. 48.
Colgate, 09; Toronto University, .10.
New York A. C.. 61; Fordham. 63.
Texas. 60; Louisiana State. 45.
Ga. Tech, 75; Birmingham Southern,
MUrray, 56: Kentucky Wesleyan, 49.
Kentucky State. 8.1; Flske Univ., 44.
Georgia. 70; Clemson, 48.
Tulane, 85: Rice. 54.
Auburn, 57; Howard. .10.
Virginia, 78; Langley Field Flyers, 38.
Bridgewater, 51; Towson Teachers, 43.
Illinois, 67; Butler, 02.
De Paul. 70; Chicago Teachers, 28.
Lawrence Tech, 66: Carnegie Tech., 44.
Southern Methodist, 57; Texas Tech,
Southwest Texas. 61; Howard Payne,
Utah, 62: Idaho, .19.
U. C. L. A., 4.1; Santa Barbara. 37.
California, 50; Santa Clara. 40.
Wyoming. 60; Montana State, 47.
Waahlngton State, 74: Montana. 63.
Stanford. 64; St. Marys (Ckllf.i. 59.
Oregon State. 52; Utah State, 38.
Goniaga. 61; Whitman. 44.
Oakland. 2: San Francisco, 1,
Vancouver. 0; Tacoma, 3.
Navy Gets Tribute
From Army Team
By the Associated Pres»
BALTIMORE, Dec. 4.—Navy’*
21-21 tie with Army last Satur
day drew mountains of praise
from the football world, but the
most stirring tribute of all has
been paid by the Army team
The winning team tradition
j ally receives the football in use
at the final gun. In case of a
tie, a coin is tossed to decide
the owner.
Army won the toss after last
week’s deadlock, but last night
Navy Coach George Sauer dis
closed his co-captains, Scott
Emerson and Pete Williams, had
received a letter from Army
Captain Bill Yeoman.
Yeoman said he was forward
ing the pigskin to the Naval
Academy. “We won (it) by
chance," said the letter. "You
get the football.”
Congressional Women
Choose Golf Officers
Mrs. Frank B. Helan is new chair-:
man of the Women's Golf Com
mittee appointed yesterday by Con
gressional Country Club.
Other officers are Mrs. S. S.
Bruce, first vice chairman; Mrs. E.
S. Hanson, second vice chairman;
Mrs. B. L. Eberts, secretary, and
Mrs. Phillip O. Pelland, treasurer.
An advisory board composed of for
mer chairmen and chairmen of
subcommittees was named, with
Mrs. Ralph Payne as chairman of:
this board.
New York. f>: Boston/ 4.
Detroit Auto Club, ti, Toledo. 5.
Detroit Jerry Lunch. 4; Detroit Bright
Goodyears. 2.
Windsor Ryancrete, 4; Windsor Hettche,
4 (tie).
Sizzling Caps Bid for 15 in Row
Against Bullets Here Tonight
By Bill Fuchs
The Baltimore Bullets tonight will
try for the 10th time over a two
year period to whip the Washington
Caps at Uline Arena. It successful
the Bullets will snap the Caps' cur
rent winning streak at 14 games.
Not since the 1946-7 season, when
the Caps hung up 17 in a row, has
a Basket Ball Association team gone
on such a victory diet.
The Bullets will be a decided un
derdog tonight. In their two sea
1 sons in the BBA they have managed
to whip the Caps only twice, both
times in Baltimore last year. But
in those two games they downed the
Caps by 27 and, 24 points, respec
tivelv. In the only game played be
tween the two intercity rivals this
I year the Caps won, 70-68.
In spite of their poor showing
against the Caps last year, the Bul
lets. led by Buddy Jeannette,
sr atched the league championship
in a stretch drive.
The 31-year-old player-coach
Jeannette hgs been buying and
trading in an attempt to get a win
ning combination. He traded former
Falls Church High Team
Being Honored Tonight
Falls Church High School foot
ball team will be honored at the
annual touchdown banquet at the
school tonight at 7 o’clock. The
affair, sponsored by the Lions Club,
will be open to the public.
Former Congressman Calvin B.
Jbhnson, now in private business
in Washington, will be guest speak
er, while Redskin Harry Gilmer
and former Redskin Andy Farkas
also are scheduled to be present.
Rams Hide in Gym tor Secret
Drill Designed to Stop Baugh
Taking no chances with Redskin
scouts disguised as ground-keepers,
stadium attendants, etc., Coach
Clark Shaughnessy moved the Los
Angeles Rams to Catholic University
gym for the first half of their work
out yesterday. This phase had Co do
with the defense the wizard of the
T-formation is arranging to trap
Sammy Baugh & Co.
Tex Schramm, Rams publicity
man, said the squad is in excellent
shape and expects to make up for
its defeat by the Redskins at Los
Angeles last September. That was
an exhibition game but evidently it
stung the Rams’ pride and they’re
out to lay the wood to the Tribe
Speaking for Shaughnessy,
Schramm said the Rams seemed to
be in stride and gaining momentum
with each added start after a shaky
beginning. A lack of hard-running
halfbacks and a weak pass defense
hurt the club in earlier games, Tex
said, but that the addition of Bruce
Smith had helped correct one fault
and Shaughnessy was working over
time on the other.
The Rams also will depend on
their big, bruising line to stop both
Baugh's passing and the Tribe's run
ning—what there is of it—tomorrow.
The visitors figure they’ll have no
trouble filtering through the Red
skin forwards, forcing Baugh to
throw before he can draw a bead
on a receiver.
The Redskins, meanwhile, worked
out yesterday morning, emphasizing
offense, and Coach Turk Edwards
reported the team ready for its final
home game of the season.
.Cap John Mahnken to Indianapolis
for Fred Lewis and Hal Tidrick, ac
quired John Pelkington, a 6-foot
7-inch center from Fort Wayne and
1 recently claimed John Ezersky from
Providence on waivers.
Ezersky holds two records at the
Baltimore Coliseum. While playing
for the Brooklyn Gothams against
the Bullets in the American League
two years ago he scored a record 37
points and also dropped in a record
17 shots from the floor.
But the Caps, only undefeated
team in the circuit, haven't been:
worrying about any individual hign;
; scorers. George Mikan of Min
neapolis scored 27 points against
them; Joe Fulks of Philadelphia 52
j points in two games, and Arnold
Risen 34 in two tilts, but the Caps
'keep rolling along.
The most points any Cap has,
scored here this season were the 24;
j by Bones McKinney against Min- j
neapolis. Bob Feerick holds the road
record with 22 points against Prov
idence in three overtime sessions.
Jeannette claims the Caps have
been lucky and that the honeymoon
will end tonight. The Caps credit
their winning ways to team play.
The scoring burden is not resting
on the shoulders of four or five
“first-team” men as in two previous
McKinney, Cleggie Hermsen,
Feerick and Freddie Scolari, the
team’s four leading point-makers,
individually aren't averaging 13
points per game.
This factor may prove important
in the stretch drive. In two prev
ious seasons the Caps set the pace
in the early stages, but lacked re
serve strength and bogged down
near the end of the season.
Scolari, who missed the last two
games because of an injured ankle,
will see action tonight, along with
Feerick, McKinney and John Nor
lander, all that’s left of the original
Caps of 1946-7. Also in the lineup
will be Hermsen, acquired in a trade
from Baltimore; Sid (Sonny) Hertz
berg, Dick O’Keefe, Dick Schulz,
Leo Katkaveck, Matt Zunic and the
newly acquired John Toomay.
The Bullets will be sparked by
Jeannette and Chick Reiser, 34
year-old standout with 15 years of
pro experience. Irv Torgoff, former
Cap, also will see action, along with
Tidrick, Lewis, Stan Stutz, Ezersky,
Connie Simmons, Walt Budko, Pelk
ington and Danny Kraus, former
Georgetown star.
lmtallmd Whilo You Wait
624 N St. N.W. RE. 5«77
Yarosz Wins Friends,
But Loses Decision.
To Tough La Motta
By th« Associated Press
NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—Tommy
Yarosz has a lot of new friends
today after his close losing effort to
Jake La Motta and the Bronx bull
still has a January 7 Madison
Square Garden date with Robert
Villemain of France.
That about sums up the implica
tions of last night’s Garden brawl
in which La Motta won a tight
unanimous decision over the rangy
Yarosz from Monaca, Pa., in a 10- j
Referee Garry Ebbets and Judge
Jack Gordon saw it 5-4 for La Motta
with one even and Judge Jack
G’Sullivan thought La Motta a lop
sided 7-3 winner. Many newspa
permen at ringside gave Yarosz an
edge in an even fight, but none dis
puted the decision violently.
La Motta carried the heavier
guns. There was no question about
that. He dropped Tommy for no
count with a left hook in the very
first round. Throughout the bat
tle, fought in spurts and starts, he
carried a severe body attack to the
Pennsylvanian. When he switched!
to the head he opened cuts around
both of Yarosz’s eyes.
It wasn’t all La Motta by a long
shot. Yarosz. a dancing master, was
in there flicking with his left jab
and scoring consistently with an
overhand right. He won the last
round of the 10-rounder and hit
Jake 10 times without a return in
the fifth round. That was when
Jake stuck out his granite jaw and
invited action. * He did the same
thing in the eighth.
The small crowd of 9,814, which
paid $22,914, seemed to get a kick
out of the proceedings. Most of
them were violently anti-La Motta.
La Motta, a squat, compact fight
er, stalked his man most of the
evening, but he held fire until he
was sure of landing. Yarosz flicked,
crossed with the right and moved
around to pile up points, but he
lacked the stamina to offset Jake's
jolting left hooks and stiff rights
to the body.
In the dressing room after the
fight Yarosz said he was "tightened
i up" at the thought of his big
chance. He thought he might do
better next time, if there is a next
time. A cut over the right eye
which spurted blood from the fourth
round on was a severe handicap
with the judges. La Motta ad
mitted he was jolted by Yarosz's
right-hand punches to the head.
West Is Perfecting Punch
For Jackson Bout a! Uline
Sonny Boy West will be seeking a
short-order knockout over Stonewall
Jackson when these two local rivals
tangle next Wednesday night in the
Liberty A. C. fight at Uline Arena.
His manager, Mel Stevenson, says
as much and Sonny Boy is practic
ing some knockout punches in his
He worked on three sparring part
ners yesterday at Liberty gym,
skipping the finer points of boxing
and concentrating on getting over
some hard punches.
The fight, scheduled for 12 rounds,
is a return match. Sonny Boy won
with an eight-round knockout last
time. Jackson’s camp claims it was1
a foul blow that did the trick.
Law, Ex-Irish Gridder,
Heads Mount Sports
By thi Associated Press
EMMITSBURG, Md., Dec. 4 —
John Law, captain of the great 1929
Notre Dame football team, has been
named director of athletics at Mount
St. Mary's College. Law has been
football and baseball coach at the
Catholic school since last fall.
He succeeds Arthur Malloy, who
has been a coach and director of
athletics at Mount St. Mary’s off
and on since shortly after his grad
uation there in 1914. Malloy will
stay on at the school as a sociology
Bethesda Quintet Off
To Successful Start
Bethesda High’s basket ball team,
champ of Montgomery County last '
season, is off to another successful
start. The Barons had things their
own way while swamping De Matha,
42-10, in yesterday’s opener.
Sam Towne paced the winners
with 14 points. It was De Matha’s
first loss in four starts.
Priory School yesterday defeated
Hendall School, 68-34, for its second
win in three starts.
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.324 Hitter Captures
Honor by Big Margin
Over Four Rivals '
By Jack Hand
Associated Press Sports Editor
NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—Alvin
Dark, the Boston Braves’ talented
young shortstop, today was named
rookie of the year for 1948 by the
Baseball Writers’ Association.
The 25-year-old freshman who
hit .324 for the pennant-winning
Braves won by a comfortable mar
gin. Dark received 27 of the 48
votes by the same writers’ commit
tee who selected the most valuable
player in each major league.
Gene Bearden, southpaw pitching
star of Cleveland’s World Series
triumph, was second. He polled eight
votes. However, all balloting was
done during the last week of the
season and thus did not take into
consideration World Series perform
ances. In the regular season he
won 17 and lost seven.
Bearden, of course, flashed brightest
at the very end of the year. After
defeating the Boston Red Sox in the
play-off game to decide the pennant,
he shut out the Braves in the third
series game. Then he came back
in a relief roll to save the day for
Bob Lemon in the sixth game when
the Tribe won the series.
Brissie, Goodman Get Votes.
Third honors went to Richie Ash
burn, the Philadelphia Phils’ tow
headed speedster. He had seven
votes. Ashburn, a “sleeper” In the
rookie crop, was on the Toronto ros
ter until a few days before the sea
son opened. He jostled Harry Wal
ker, the 1947 National League
batting champ, out of a job and
hit .330, second only to Stan Musial,
the champ.
Ashburn broke a bone in his hand
in August and missed the last two
months of the season. If It hadn’t
been for that he might have been
even more outstanding. However,
he was one of the real “finds” of
the year, jumping from class A to
the majors without trouble.
Lou Brissie, Connie Mack’s bril
liant young lefthander who has to
wear a heavy protective brace on
his leg as the result of battla
wounds, tied for fourth place with
Bill Goodman of the Boston Red
Sox. Each had three votes.
Brissie won 14 for Mack's surpris
ing A’s, who were a pennant factor
until the final six weeks of the cam
paign. Goodman, who started his
career as an outfielder, wound up as
regular first baseman for the Sox,
who forced Cleveland into a playoff
before losing the flag. The 22-year
old Louisville grad hit .311.
It is interesting to note the break
down on the voting by the writers
from the different leagues. In the
National it was a landslide for
Dark over Ashburn, 21-3. In the
American the voting was distributed
among all five. Bearden had 8,
Dark 6, Ashburn 4 and Brissie and
Goodman, each 3.
Cost Braves 540,000. '
The Braves paid Dark $40,000 for
| signing as a free agent in 1946 when
i he came out of the Marines. Before
entering service he was a brilliaint
halfback at Louisiana State. While
in the Marines he attracted even
more attention on the football team
at Southwestern Louisiana Institute
where he was a Marine trainee.
Dark played 14 games for the
Braves in 1946 and was shipped to
the’ Milwaukee farm club in 1947.
After hitting, .303 for the Brewers,
he came up to the Braves to take
over the shortstop job last spring.
Manager Billy Southworth opened
the season with Sibby Sisti at short.
He and Dark shared the job, on and
off, because of injuries, until la*»
June. When Sisti was sidelined with
an ankle injury, Dark got hot. He
hit in 23 straight games for a .413
streak and moved among the top
five hitters.
I With the help of Second Baseman
Eddie Stanky, he steadied down
afield and played a good shortstop.
He hit to all fields, banging out 38
doubles and driving in 45 runs in
137 games.
The voting:
Alvin Dark, Braves_27
Gene Bearden, Indians..8
Richie Ashburn. Phillies.7
Lou Brissie, Athletics.. 3
Bill Goodman, Red Sox.3
SUNDAY 1:55 p.m.
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