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To Lively Bout With Bratton Ky the Associated Press CHICAGO. Mar. 13. — Johnny Bratton and Charlie Fusari, who have something of a pre-fight feud brewing, seem primed for a lively brawl in Chicago Stadium tomorrow night for the welter weight championship. Bratton, 23-year-old Southside Negro, has been accused by Tony Marsillo, Fusari's manager, of spying tactics during training in Chicago. Both fighters originally were working out at the same gym. Then Marsillo protested, and Bratton moved to other quarters. This minor episode has given rise to ill feelings. When the boys put up their dukes it won’t be to shake hands. To hear the 25-year-old Fusari talk, Bratton had better wear a chin guard “I'm going for Bratton's jaw, the one that's been busted twice before,” declared the usually taci turn Fusari. “I’m going to make It three breaks.” Used to Getting Hit. Of course, Bratton, an 8-5 fa vorite, had an answer for this: “Let him go for my jaw—that’s one place where I’m used to get ting hit. I can honestly say that I can take Joe Louis’ best punch on the chin.” This brought a chuckle from ringbirds. “The brat” has had bandages on his chin more often than he has a shaving razor. Beau Jack broke his jaw in January, 1948. Bratton was out six months. Two years later, Ike Williams tagged him and he was shelved 10 months for repairs. Back in those days Bratton flashed signs of greatness and just as suddenly slipped into the role of a show-off that brought boos from the customers. Hungry Fighter Now. But the sleek Negro, after going through a bankroll as a dandy, now is a “hungry fighter.” In a determined comeback he has quickly kayoed Lester Felton, Sam Mastrean and Bobby Dykes in three bouts since December. He has 41 wins in 59 starts, including 24 knockouts. The frugal Fusari, Irvington (N. J.) milkman, has not fought since knocking out Tony Pellone in Chicago October 18. He has been a consistent workman, piling up 64 victories in 73 bouts, 37 by kayoes . A crowd of about 10,000 with a gross gate of around $55,000 is forecast for tomorrow night's title affair by the sponsoring Interna tional Boxing Club. The winner must defend his crown against Cuba’s Kid Gavilan within 45 days. The winner of that fight then is booked to tangle with England’s Eddie Thomas, Euro pean champ, within three months. Thus, instead of a series of eliminations to determine the suc cessor to Sugar Ray Robinson, the eye-on-the-till IBC craftily ar ranged three title scraps with National Boxing Association blessing. Accumulation of Small Gripes Built Up Case Against Chandler By John P. Carmichael Chicago Daily News Sports Editor. MIAMI, Mar. 13.—Once again, In the aftermath of Happy Chandler's final dismissal aa baseball commissioner, the ques tion to be answered is: “What's wrong with the guy? . . . What swung the election against him, both at St. Petersburg in Decem ber and down here?” Even the Red Sox, who pre sumably voted for him, had a grievance. It was learned that Owner Tom Yawkey told fellow mag nates: “He's the players’ com missioner, the fans’ commissioner, the press and radio commission er .. . everybody's commissioner but the men (club owners) who pay him.” But the White Sox, Browns, Phillies, Braves and Cardinals, who stood solidly against him, had their reasons. It was learned that Charles Comiskey, vice president of the Sox, swung against Chandler one day at a recent draft meeting in Cin cinnati. Showed Dossier on Saigh. He walked into Happy’s office, Just to pay his respects, and with in three minutes Chandler was handing him a dossier on Fred Seigh, the Cardinal’s owner, and saying: “Here, read this.” “I didn’t go there to learn any thing about anybody,” Comiskey said angrily, in telling of the in cident. “I just wanted to say hello. I'd never seen the commissioner’s office ..and right there the Sox support of Chandler began to waver. Bob Carpenter, president of the Phillies, was reported as saying: “I tried for 30 days to get a de cision out of the commissioner’s office and he was never in ... in stead, he wras running around the country making speeches.” <It was learned also that Chandler turned in an expense account of $16,000 for part of the 1950 season.! The Browns carry an old grudge or two. Bill De Witt, the club's president, remembers the A1 Wid mark case of last spring. Widmark not only held out, but threatened to sue for his job. Chandler, it is known, stepped in and forced De Witt to sign the pitcher at his figure. This widened a previous breach. Lohrke Ruling Recalled. One of the Braves’ prejudices grows out of the ruling, a few sea sons ago, whereby they lost Jack Lohrke to the Giants because, they claim, they hadn’t forwarded a check immediately with the pa pers. The Braves’ reaction was: “We were signed on record in Chandler's office as making the purchase. What was he worried about?” Saigh has had many reasons not to like Chandler. One, published here two weeks ago. grew out of Happy’s handling of the Max Lanier-Fred Martin case when the two pitchers who had jumped to the Mexican League threatened to sue for jobs on their return. Saigh claimed all 16 owners wanted to reinstate them. Chandler agreed to fight the suit and then suddenly dropped it, shortly before trial was to open. This necessitated pay ments to the two St. Louis hurlers and court costs alleged to be $42,000. The Yanks, of course, were dis gruntled over the Dick Wakefield case, where they were forced to keep the former Tiger slugger and guarantee his $17,000 salary last year with Oakland after the White Sox pulled out_of a deal for him because he wouldn’t report when they wanted him to. (Chicago Dally News Service.) Trotters Need Big Lead To Clown With Sphas The Harlem Globetrotters will *eek to run up an early lead so they can show their famed bally hoo acts early Friday night when the oppose the Philadelphia Sphas in the second game of a pro bas ketball double-header at Uline Ar6ns> The first game, starting at 8 o'clock, lists the New York Renais sance against the Boston Whirl winds. With Reece (Goose) Tatum in the key role, the Trotters have built a world-wide reputation at mixing comedy, trick ball-han dling and dazzling shooting with good basketball. But they don’t like to lose and usually wait until they have a comfortable lead be fore opening their bag of tricks. The Sphas will be trying to keep the game serious and the score close. Two years ago here, the Philadelphians gave the Trotters a close game and it wasn’t until the last few minutes that Tatum and company could clown around with any degree of safety. Tatum, along with Pop Gates, has been sidelined with injuries, but both have recovered and will be in the lineup. Look Magazine Selects All-Star College Cagers By th« Associated Press NEW YORK. Mar. 13—Look Magazine yesterday announced a five-man All-Star college basket ball team, picked by 430 sports writers and broadcasters. The team included Gale Mac Arthur, Oklahoma A. and M.; Bill Mlkvy, Temple; Sam Ranzino, North Carolina State. Bill Spivey, Kentucky, and Mel Hutchins! Brigham Young. The magazine announced that Sherman White and Leroy Smith, both of Long Island University, had received many votes, but were dropped as a result of the recent basketball scandal. 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It may be that the cash customers like feather weights, of which there is a good supply around town and which Matchmaker Gabe Menendez is featuring at Turner’s Arena, or it may be that television which Turner’s dropped the first of the year was the reason for scant crowds the last several years. Whatever the reason, the cus tomers once again are packing Turner’s Arena, with 2,195 there last night to see Little Dynamite win back a good deal of his pres tige by beating Richie (Kid) How ard, the Canadian featherweight champion, in the featured 10 rounder. It was the third big crowd this year. Howard, who beat Jimmy Cooper, the District 126-pound champion, in his last appearance here, was a setup for Dynamite’s rough inside-fighting style. The Washington scrapper bored in past Howard’s attempts at long range fighting to pummel the visitor with short hooks and body blows and in the third round Dynamite opened a cut under Howard’s eye. It ended with Howard trying to fight Dynamite’s kind of fight and with little success. Dynamite had the better of the inside brawl ing and took an edge in the slug ging exchange. There was no argument over the decision. Even more one-sided was the semifeature, an eight-rounder won by Featherweight Eddie Gilchrist of Washington over Johnny .Baker of Philadelphia. Bernie Boxdale won a split decision over Wild Bill McFarland in a four-rounder, while in other prelims Johnny Holt stopped Kid Crockett in the second, Lorenzo Giles knocked out j Norman Cake, also in the second, land Wesley Smith scored a tech inical kayo over John Clinton in | the third. I - Chandler (Continued From Page A-19.) lieved to be the Dodgers or Red Sox. v There was no way of telling, club owners insisted, because the balloting was written and “secret.” The meeting, generally expected to be short and snappy, ran on and on and later it was revealed that Clark Griffith, 81-year-old president of the Washington club, was the party responsible for pro longing it. “He made a long talk and ad vocated an open ballot,” another owner disclosed. “Finally that was made into a motion. Griffith was defeated by a bigger margin than Chandler, but it took up a lot of time.” Immediately after the meeting, Griffith avalked into a waiting car and left for Orlando. He didn’t bother to go to his hotel room, only two flights up. Strongly pro - Chandler, he showed the strain of defeat. “It’s bad for baseball when a minority can run it,” he muttered to a reporter, bitterly, “This thing actually was put over by four men. Any business which can be dominated by such a mi nority can’t be healthy.” May Meet in July. Th victorious minority \ now seems to feel it can corral enough candidates to call a new meeting by July 10, when the All-Star game will be played in Detroit, and vote on a successor. Warren Giles, president of the Reds, acted as chairman of yes terday’s meeting. At the conclu sion, Giles was asked what would happen if Chandler chose to run for public office or otherwise step down from the commissioner’s post before his contract expired. “He would be paid in full for his unfulfilled term,” replied Giles, a pro-Chandlerite. “The commis sioner said he’d co-operate with us. Well, we’ll co-operate with him.” Czech Girl Who Fled Commies To Head Ice Follies Cast Here AJA VRZANOVA. Aja Vrzanova, the plucky Czechoslovakian whom world events directed toward ice skat ing, will head an all-star cast in the Ice Follies of 1951 opening Tuesday night at Uline Arena. The Follies will be held nightly, with Saturday and Sunday mati nees, through March 26. For Miss Vrzanova it has been an uphill fight. Originally she seemed destined' to become a great skier. At the age of 5 she was a prodigy on skis, but two years later she was forced to quit the sport when Hitler’s forces took over the ski slopes of Bo hemia and announced them out of bounds for civilians. Aja’s mother, a firm believer in outdoor exercise, bought her daughter a pair of ice skates and then taught her how to use them. Had Noted Instructor. Aja went* to London at the age of 15 where she studied ice skat ing and English. She studied skat ing under Arnold Gerschweiler, famed Swiss instructor, for seven months, then returned to Prague where she won the Czechoslo vakian women’s figure-skating championship. She retained that title for the next three years and captured the world crown in Paris in 1949. Last year in London Aja won the world championship again. It was during the world cham pionships in London that the Czech Communist government legally made 18-year-olds respon sible for their actions. Aja, 19 at the time, seeing that her actions would not implicate her parents, fled to Canada instead of return ing home. Two weeks later her mother also skipped Czechoslo vakia. Dwyer is Male Star. The Follies male lead is Richard Dwyer, former juvenile and senior champion of the Pacific Coast. He placed third in the national figure skating championships last year at Uline Arena. Also in the show are Marilyn Ruth Take, former Canadian and North American figure skating champion; Betty Schalow, for merly one-half of the United States pairs championship team; Harris Legg, former Canadian speed skating titlist, and Les Hamilton, former United States speed champion. The Follies also boasts a twin act in Joanne and Joyce Scotvold The Misses Scotvold, daughters of Eva Scotvold, former speed skat ing artist and ice hockey coach, captured the pairs championship in Chicago 15 years ago. Other members of the cast who earned awards while amateurs in clude Jeanne Groos, Lois Secreto Barry Gorman, Ron Kinney, Phyl lis Bobyk, Mari Crimins, Alice Quessy and Jack Boyle. District Golfer Shares Senior Medal Honors iy th« Allocated Pr«» SEBRING, Fla., Mar. 13.—Eu gene Pittman of Congressional Country Club of Washington, D. C„ and George L. Hardy of Evanston, 111., who tied yesterday for medalist honors, teed off with 30 other golfers today as match play opened in the 17th Annual Senor Amateur Golf Champion ships. Hardy and Pittman each post ed 1-over-par 73s on the 6,600 yard Kenilworth course. The senior includes only golfers 50 years of age or older. 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Andy Quattrocchi, hard-hitting 135-pounder, and Paul Kostopou los, 145-pounder, received their first setbacks of the year as part of South Carolina's 6-2 victory. The Maryland team previously had won five matches and tied one. Chuck Davis provided the upset over Quattrocchi, outboxing the Marylander the first two rounds and stalling off Quattrocchi’s furi ous attack in the final. The 145 pound bout proved the highlight of the evening as Emmett Gurney smashed Kostopoulos to the floor early in the final round with a right to the jaw. The referee didn’t even bother to count and called it a technical knockout. Maryland’s victories were pro vided by 155-pound Paul Oliver with a decision over Red Douglas, and Heavyweight George Puller, who outpointed Louis Harrelson in a bout stopped after two rounds because of Harrelson’s cut face. 136 pounds—Campasst, South Carolina, defeated Letzer. 130 pounds—Decell. South Carolina, de feated Carnesale. 135 pounds—Davis. South Carolina, de feated Quattrocchi. 145 pounds—Gurney. South Carolina, won TKO over Kostopoulos. first round. 156 pounds—Paul Oliver. Maryland, de feated Douglas. 165 pounds—Briggman, South Carolina, defeated Don Oliver. 175 pounds—Spann, South Carolina, de feated Quinstedt. Heavyweight — Puller, Maryland, de feated Harrelson. Richard, Hockey Star, Fined After Row With Referee By th« Associated Press MONTREAL, Mar. 13.—Mau rice (the Rocket) Richard, tem peramental star of the Montreal ' Canadiens, is $500 poorer today. The right winger was fined J that amount by Clarence Camp bell, National Hockey League \ president, yesterday “for conduct ! deemed prejudicial to the welfare of hockey.” Richard was fined for hte skir mish with Referee Hugh McLean in a New York hotel lobby March 4. Richard could have drawn a suspension in addition to the fine Ilf Campbell had banned Richard for the rest of the season the Canadiens’ playoff chances would have been wiped out. 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Southwest Texas State, 70; Morehead iKy > State, 6u. Memphis (Tenn.) State, 76; Portland (Oreg.), 74. Florida State (Tallahassee), 85; South Dakota State, 70. Arkansas Polytechnic, 64; College of Pacific. HI New Mexico, 68, West Virginia State. 54. New England intercollegiate invitation tournament (quarterfinals): Boston College. 56; Bowdoin, 47. Tufts, 65: Williams. 56. Colby. 78; Boston University. 74. Trinity. 87; Rhode Island, 86. License to Report Sports In Anne Arundel Proposed By the Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md., Mar. 13.—A license to cover sports events in Anne Arundel County would be required by a bill introduced last night in the House of Delegates. The bill was introduced by the county delegation at the request of James C. Morton, jr„ State’s attorney. It is one of. several he proposed recently to crack down on illegal horse race gambling. However, the bill as introduced, would apply to the dissemination and receipt over communication wires of news and information on all sports events. Everybody intending to cover news of sports events in the county would have to apply to the Anne Arundel County Commissioners for a permit. * The permit would cost $1. . Ten years ago—Denny Myers was named head football coach at Boston College. Special Touch Heads Field in Bay Meadows Inaugural Handicap By th« Associated Press SAN MATEO, Calif., Mar. 13.— Bay Meadows track opens its 40 day spring meeting today. A capacity crowd of 15,000 was ex pected for the nine-race inaugural. Nine sprinters, headed by James N. Crofton’s filly, Special Touch, winner of Santa Anita’s recent Santa Margarita Handicap, were entered for today’s $5,000 Inaug ural Handicap over 6 furlongs. General Manager William Kyne said the spring session will attract the best array of thoroughbreds in the track’s history. Among them will be Calumet Farm’s famed Citation. “Big Cy,” one of 25 Calumet horses bound for Bay Meadows, is expected to make a try during his visit at becoming history’s first horse to earn a million dollars. He has won $938,630 to date. Though in training at Santa Anita’s just-ended winter meeting, Citation has not raced since he placed second to Noor at Golden Gate Fields last June 24. A leg injury was olamed for his inac 1 tivity. But he’s “coming along fine,” Trainer H. A. (Jimmy) Jones, said. Also expected to race here will be Citation’s Calumet stablemates Ponder, Coaltowm, All Blue, Be witch and Two Lea. Climax of the spring season will be the $50,000 Bay Meadows Han dicap on April 28. First of the track’s major race* will be the $25,000 added St. Pat rick’s Day Handicap on Saturday. 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