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X///H7lk\/\ 1%7 PiyC. vA ■xfaat' Kirk Miller Xikw' Mar sc Joe Like Griffs Need Only Reserves Says Yanks' Pilot At least one rival manager in the American League has a healthy respect for Walter Johnson's 1932 charges, that pilot being none other than Marse Jne McCarthy, generalis simo of the New York Yankees, one of the teams Washing ton is supposed to have to beat out if it approaches a pennant. McCarthy recently paid high tribute to the qualities found in the Washington personnel, and here is what he said: “I think Washington has an < improved baseball club. “The Senators may upset a lot of election year dope before late September. “Washington is an alert team. “Reynolds is fast and will help ■ Johnson plenty if he stands up. - "Manush is not slow and that West is a honey. “Os course Kuhel is no Judge around first base, but he is im proving. Myer, Cronin and Bluege will round out a formid able infield. “The catching is average and the pitching of Washington first rate as far as it goes. “All I can see that Washing- I ton might need is additional re serve strength.” There’s a dignosis of Wash ington from an interested com petitor and to us it reads like a tacit admission that the Griffmen are to be' reckoned with in the approaching race. The Man Behind Whenever you hear of or see a successful fighter you may al ways know there is a “man be hind” who has had much to do with his work in the ring. The gentleman behind Billy Petrolle. the Fargo Express who side tracked Bat Battalino night be fore last, is Jack Hurley, who besides Petrolle, manages a whole raft of fighters. From a stable of five fighters, Hurley, at 23. started promoting. Now he has promoting interests in five big citieg, writes a sports column in three newspapers and manages some of the best fight ers in the game. His fighters worship him. Once he smacked Retzlaff full in the mouth with the flat of his hand as Retzlaff went to his corner. He called Retzlaff every fighting word not in the dictionary. . Yet, behind him, they were dragging Retzlaff’s op ponent to his corner—knocked cold. But because Retzlaff had not k. o.’d him with the “1-2-3” Hurley had taught him. Retzlaff sat and took his tongue-lashing like a whipped dog. Must Fight His Way Hurley’s fighter's have to fight his way or. not at all. They know it. Hurley explains it this way: “I was a fighter once. I had everything but the physique. I could pick up a trick in a flash. I knew all'the answers. But my muscles wouldn't carry them out. My friends around Fargo knew this, and the fighters were glad to let me teach and man age them.” Hurley is mild and pleasant | ordinarily. His toughness comes out in the ring. It’s as if Hur ley himself were out there, swinging punches in a borrowed physique. For Hurley's brains and knowledge are behind every man he manages. Raw Right-Hander Few know how much Hurley had to do with the making of Petrolle. Nine years ago when I they hooked up Billy was a raw right hand puncher. No skill, i Just strong. “I offered to pay him SlO for every right hand he cold land on me if I got 10 for every one he missed. He refused. Then I tied Billy's right hand to his leg for three months. For an other month I wouldn’t let him use it He learned to do any thing with his left. I taught him a shuffle and a body feint. He always had the heart. He’s the thoroughbred type. Game to his last ounce.” Hurley rarely talks "rough” to Petrolle. Billy doesn’t make mistakes. SANDLOT NINES TO DE BUSY Majestic Radio nine prepares for a stern campaign tomorrow at 2 o’clock on the Rosedale dia mond. The season starts on April 10 against Everett Waddy Com pany in Richmond. Va. “Zip" Pool's Wonder Juniors will hold practice tomorrow after noon at 1 o'clock on the Camp Meigs grounds. The following players are requested to report: Nichols. Fuller. Johnson. Moss- Wrg, Crenshaw. Raub. Butcher. I Nock, Guckeyson. Bradley, S. Johnson. Miller. Pohl. Givonetti. Harris. Donaldson and Woverton. Maurice Keist would like to play with some fast unlimited team this year. Communicate with him at 906 Virginia Ave. S. E. * The “Man Behind.” Petrolic's Manager I Fighters Like Hurley ! Pickups and Putouts By GEORGE A. SIMPSON Sam Rubinton, who defends his newspaperman's bowling championship at Norfolk next week, turned in a 400 set to indicate he’s well prepared for his challengers. . .Ben McAlwee • was the victim in two of the games... Dr. Jack Farring ton can’t resist the baseball lure and will probably pitch for Frank Cinotti’s St. Joseph’s nine in the game with the Waddey Club in Richmond tomorrow... i.ooley Gass, former sandlot ace, has applied himself dili gently to his studies at Mt. St. Mary’s College. . . Kenneth J. Zoeller former Aloysius Club, wants to organize a baseball club, backed by a commercial concern... “Attorney” Jack Tul loch informs that neither Jack Dempsey nor Max Schmcling will show at Portner’s in Alex andria... Lou Perron, 10-year old son of Joe Perron, accom panies his dad to boxing bouts ...the New York Celtics and Renaissance, colored basketball champions, are touring the East in a series for the world title... the Celtics, who number Dehnert, Barry, Lapchick. Hickey and Banks, have grabbed 12 of the 16 games to date... Wade Koontz, whom none would take as the older brother of “Honest” Patsy Donovan, has a dandy position with the Government. . .Ed Ronkin Bozie Berger, Maryland U. stars, have been placed on Paul Men ton’s All Maryland college five . Joe Lynch, re-elected captain of the Mt. St. Mary’s team and former Gonzaga High boy, was also given first honors. Court, Mat Managers Named at Penn State The manager of Penn State’s varsity basketball team for next year will be Harry L. Nicholson jr.. of Wilmerding, while Albert J. Weber, of Monaco will manage the wrestling team. Bernard J. Duffy, jr.. Coaldale; Jerome Parker, Scranton, and John T. Ryan, jr.. of Pittsburgh, were named assistant managers in basketball, and Robert S. B. Holmes. Dormont, Wendell R. Sterrett, Brockway, and Charles T. Stott, Coatesville, assistant wrestling managers. Delaney and J. Boyle May Go To Chattanooga Club By GARRETT WATERS Times Staff Correspondent BILOXI, Miss., March 26.—“1f we can only get past Chatta nooga, then everything will be all right.” That’s the cry of the Griff rookies such as they are, at this base these days. For as soon as the “Joe Engel” ■ city is reached week after next several of Manager Johnson’s lesser lights are scheduled to be left there. The small collection of rookie battery men are most concerned in this matter. All for the reason that it’ll fall to the lot of one or two in that group to become adjusted to a life in a Southern town for the coming summer if they feel the wave of the prun ing knife which is near. Jo Cut ’Em Loose Both your Uncle Clark Griffith and Manager Walter Johnson Smiling Wrestler I J | ■ v V ■ jH 'Ax x RUDY LADITZI ONE of Paul Bowser’s mighty \ matmen, who clashes with Lee j Wykoff at Bolling Field next i Monday. | G. W. Announces Tennis and Golf Schedules LINKS SQUAD HEAVILV HIT BY LOSSES By GEORGE SIMPSON The tennis and golf schedules for George Washington Univer sity were announced today. There will be eight tennis and four golf matches with rival colleges. All of last year’s team will be on hand, the only absentee being Bob Considine. The veterans are Allan Staubly, Harry Goldsmith, Chin Lee, the Sherfy twins. Law rence and Raphael. Randy Robin son and Ray Gable. Challenge System Some newcomers may arise from the intramural tournament now in progress, and these can challenge th° position of a var sity man on the team. A match is then arranged and. if the chal lenger is victorious, he advances to the varsity. Chin Lee, Chinese member of the varsity, may be of consider able use this spring. The Oriental has improved immensely over last year. First Tennis Match The Colonials travel to Balti more, Md., to meet Johns Hop kins on April 13 in their first tennis engagement, and close their campaign when Temple visits here May 20. There is a shortage of golf ma terial. In fact, the entire team of last year, including Johnny Shorey, has departed, and Max Farrington, assistant athletic di rector, is on the hunt for golfers in the school. They are asked to get in touch with Farrington in the athletic office. The home golf matches will likely be played over the Indian Spring course. The tennis and golf schedules: Tennis April 13. Johns Hopkins, at Balti more; 20, St. John's, of Annapolis; 29. Hampden-Sydney; May 5. Duke; 6, St. John’s, of Brooklyn: 12. Baltimore U.: IR. St. John's, at Annapolis, Md. , 20. Temple. Golf April 1. Boston College; 13. William and Mary 29. Richmond U.; May 5. Duke U. (tentative). Frank Shore Pressed To Retain Net Title BALTIMORE. March 26. Frank Shore, jr., of Washington, successfully defended his Evening Sun-Fifty Armory indoor junior tennis title by turning back Mau rice Schwartzman, of Baltimore, 6—3, 11—9. 6—2, in the finals yesterdav. Schwartzman provided stern opposition all the way. Albert Shapiro, of Baltimore, won the boy’s crown by winning over Max Askin, also of Balti more. 6—3, 6—3. SEEK”PITCHERS The Hawk Pee Wees seek pitchers. Call Lincoln 8367-J. ♦ : have intimated in the past that all men on the present roster were to be carried until after the opening of the regular sea son. But, the latest dope does not bear this out particularly when this performer or that one has dropped in the estimation of the two bosses of recent date. Therefore the stop-over at Chat tanooga this year promises to be an eventful one in the lives of the several rookie pitchers and catchers, who may be left at the Tennessee base —or who could be figured as “prospects” for Joe Engel’s club, include Pitch ers Bob Friedrich. Lynn Griffith, Frank Ragland (despite his pass able showing to date) Mike De loney and Johnny Boyl-, and catchers, Cliff Bolton and Howard Maple. Hard to Figure Although every baseball mag nate is a pretty hard fellow to fig ure out. it seems that only Mike Delaney and Johnny Boyle of the pitchers will be left at Chatta nooga. providing your uncle Clark Griffith does not give them notices ’of another color —releases of the ! outright kind. He may figure that I Lyn Griffith. Friedrich and Rag j land are a season or so away from the big leagues with the result that ' they may be turned over to Joe ■ Engel’s club. This same,idea can be carried out in the cases of Cliff Bolton and Howard Maple, one or both of whom are bound to be cut loose, ! whether it’s at Chattanooga or i some other club, because Moe Berg is slated to be Catcher Roy Spen- I cer’s helpmate behind the bat this | year.. Your Uncle Clark Griffith I journeyed over to Gulfport re ' cently to look over the Cleveland i Indians who were at that town i engaging the Baltimore Orioles. WASHINGTON TIMES SPORTS Unbreakable \A J Jjp 4■- V' ' fit : ' ,q ' "■ JRy2.7,,,if, ' ■ 30..31,3 2 ■ t'A. — IRVING 15 FADING' RING CRISIS The boy who refused to put on the gloves in the gymnasium and box with sparring partners. Henry Irving, has been handed another chance to do his stuff ' Tuesday night at Portner's Arena, where he is slated to meet Sam Finazzo in a four-round preliminary bout. Irving, whose knockout at the hands of Bob Turner was probably the turning point in his fistic career, is looking upon the fight game in a more serious light at this time than ever before. Works With Bowen He is boxing and training faith i fully at “Buzz” Ryan’s gym in I preparation for his new start i against Finazzo. Yesterday he I worked three fast rounds with Ray Bowen, who is no slouch when it i comes to throwing dukes, and is scheduled to repeat the procedure: today. Irving, realizing he muffed a I j golden opportunity against Turner, | is leaving no stone unturned in an effort to meet Finazzo with every thing he has. Rise Was Rapid Henry’s rise from an obscure preliminary boy at Fort Washing ton last summer to a semi-windup fighter with a heavy draw at the I gate, was nothing less than spec tacular. Marino Marini was added to the card today. He meets George Esrick. Clarence Sloat and Sammy Braunstein are also down for four| ' rounds. Sports Card Today -———-J basketball District A. A. C. Championships, at Tech High gym. first game at 7 p. n>. TKAPSHOOTIXG It ashington Gun Club, shoot, at [ Benning range, 1 p. m. SOCCEK Virginia Avenue vs. lowa Avenue, jat .Monument Grounds. 1 p. m- (final, playground Junior cup tie series). BOWLING Bill Wood's Dub Sweepstakes, at Lucky Strike Alleys. R p. in. Husband-Wife Tournament, at Arcadia alleys.. R p. m. King’s stars (Baltimore) vs. Bethesda Stars, at Bethesda (Md.) alleys, 8 p. m. ATHLEIC NIGHT Potomac Boat Club, first event at 8:15 p. m. Manv Automobile Repair Services are I listed todas In the Business Service I Directory published In the Classified sSa T // I \\ fft/ V OY COHTiHdOt* f I ' ) J I I -1 ) l / ' I Ohls C\ KV VET NOvd 2 THIS Sr l Z \ Tl-XNIHC, CUT’ rX/XK "Ve tA MO CVS. « - Qli , uM ‘ -THE V' OS Kuhel’s Injury Gives Judge Long-Sought Chance By GARRETT WATERS Times Staff Correspondent BILOXI, Miss., March 26.—The injury which Joe Kuhel sus tained yesterday during practice is a break for Honorable Joe Judge, the “other” candidate for the first-base job with the Griffmen this year. Kuhel is to be on the side* : ~ morrow against the same Onole.-, lines for the next three or four , j t j n i .u lat Gulfpoit. days and Judge will get the jj. Judge performs well there,is chance he’s been crying for. \ a c hance that he will continue at Kuhel’s injury comes at a bad I the bag indefinitely as the regu- time. For any sort of lay off lar first baseman. from active duty will throw him All this . of course , depends on several days away from his best the views of Griff and Johnson, form, w'hich will mean that Judge.; regard j ess o f judge’s playing in his rival, will get in that many f ew days. If Johnson m( ? re inn ' ngs to impress than das definitely decided on Kuhel W1 “ , e \ • as his regular first sacker for the h Ul ’t himself while in y ear _ then Kuhel it will be as infield practice yesterday. He SQon as the y oUn g S ter is aole to split his hand between the first rk a „ ajn finger and thumb, cutting a deep B gash. Trainer Mike Martin has stated Pnnovp PirLc* that the youngster could play in: 4 VJJUyC 1 lUAo. case of emergency. But with Judge around, itching for the r— ——————————— chance to perform, there is no reason for allowing Kuhel to con tinue. <7* This is where the break for | Judge comes in. The veteran is! slated to take first base today in iT| the game against the Baltimore 1 / / / Orioles at the Biloxi stadium. He II / also is scheduled to perform to- ~ I j Mrs. Young Victor In Duckpin Stakes | Lucile Young is sporting a S sweepstakes crown today, thanks zi -ra7l Z | to a timely 521 set, which per- / ' j mitted her to beat out Margaret I ( . k —-j | Miltner in the Greater Washing- I > ton Ladies Sweepstake?, by 23 1 | I pins. Scores: f ) k L YV//// z/ Inline (1 00) 656 515 521—1.600 1 fc——l t '''//// Miltner (100) (jn 1 500 4H*i—1.667 ZL/// r>wrn (40) .. .. .. 527 555 56S— MiPkollev ( 140) ... 466 476 506—l.XS* ion juZtUo BLANKET BAY in the sixth Lowd <l4 n » ... . 447 4R9 463 —1.559 I rare at St Park 4 Babcock <lOOl .... 430 443 485—1.527 • raC 6 ™ JOnIIS mil. By Burris Jenkins, Jr. COLDIDS ACES IN RING MEET Aces of Dick O'Connell's Co lumbus University boxing team will show in the District A. A. U. championship at Ritchie Coliseum Wednesday night. Five Columbus performers are to represent ama teur organizations hereabout. “Mickey’ O’Connor, defending middleweight champion who last year performed with the Red Sox A. C., has fallen in line with Boys’ Club. Eddie Marmel, 118 pounds, Mike Tardugno, defending title-holder at 128 pounds, and Gus Mirman. light heavy, are to show with Jew ish Community Center. Raymond ("Reds") Burke, heavyweight, is to swing gloves for the Georgetown A. C. Marmel and Mirman, standouts with Co lumbus’ 1932 leathermen. are big threats in their respective divi sions. Marmel is the boxer, Mir man the slugger. O'Connor Encounters Marine Tonight Mickey O’Connor, District A. A. U. middleweight champion, steps out of his division tonight when he battles Andy Zeher, Ma mine light heavyweight, at the Potomac Boat Club smoker which begins at 8 o'clock. O’Connor re places Roy Bordeau on the card. A.A.U. Floor Games At Tech Gym TONIGHT 8:30 o’clock—St. Johns Victors vs. Norfhsrn Preps, leO-pound class, semi final round 0 SO n < Inrk—(.•ntral “C" *»• Saks Clothiers, semifinal round. PILDI BANKS HEAVILY ONTHEM By GARRETT WATERS Times Staff Correspondent BILOXI. Miss.. March 26 —To day and tomorrow will be an in teresting period for the official heads of the Griffmen. For the reason that Pitchers Lefty Lloyd Brown and big Fred Marberry have been assigned their first (starting roles on the mound for I the spring season. Whatever this pair demonstrates I will be vitally interesting to Bosses Clark Griffith and Walter John- I son, because on the shoulders of s these hurlers along with Gen. ( Alvin Crowder, hinge success or failure for the team during the coming campaign. Brown is to engage in his initial test in today’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at the Biloxi Stadium. Marberry is to get his first action of the season in to morrow's contest with the same Orioles ovey at Gulfport. Hoped for Best Both Griff and Johnson have kept their heads up and smiled ( during the recent ailing days of I Marberry and Brown. But down deep in their hearts they have hoped that the two hurlers would “come around” all right and that their ailments would not throw them back too much in their training. A pretty good idea of the con dition of both Lefty Lloyd and Big Fred will be gleaned today and tomorrow. May they be "oke” for the sake of the team's chances this year, not to men tion for the sake of Griff and Johnson's feelings. Bobby Burke and Carl Fisher will help Brown out with the mound duties in today’s contest against the Orioles. Frank Rag land and Bob Friedrich may get Johnson’s nod to finish where Marberry has left off tomorrow. Burke is still complaining of the soreness in his arm, but Man ager Johnson is of the opinion , that the slim left hander can best work it out by hurling one or two ( innings in a regular game. Out side of his sore arm, Burke is in ■ splendid condition. Johnson is very well satisfied the way his team has played in the grapefruit games to date, by the way. Naturally he’s noticed ! the weak hitting of Carl Reyn olds, Joe Kuhel and Ossie Bluege, but feels that all ‘three of these i players will get their eyes on the ball in another w?e or so. Reynolds Hitting Reynolds, for one. has been hitting much better in the ’ast day or so. every sock he’s taken at the sphere having gone straight into some fielder’s glove or skimmed along the ground right into somebody’s hands. The big fellow is taking his time in order to be in the right fettle by opening day. Roy Spencer has finally recovered from his alleged attack of malaria. The veteran catcher is jumping around as of old now, taking part in both the batting and infield drills daily. Rookie pitchers will get the call on the mound as the Griff “irregulars” engage the Biloxi Bakers. Gulf Coast champions, to morrow while the regulars are at Gulfport battling the Baltimore Orioles. Bud Thomas and Johnny Boyle are “down” to hurl. The same makeshift line-up which has performed in all of these lesser games in the past will take the field PALMATEERS BEAT LEADERS Palmateers handed the Temple Bowling Leagug leading Lucky Strike crew a surprised two-one drubbing and cut down their margin of leadership to four games. While the two top teams were cutting ea.ch , other up Artie and A. C. Thours crept up. The Arties won eight out of nine games and A. C. Thours, six straight. Sunrise, Times Ter rors. Blands also scored sweeps, as N. E. Pharmacy won two. Benny Womersley’s 381 set was the best of the week. Other big scores were Talbert’s 376 and 378 sets, and 166 game, Pllcos, 368, Waldron. 366, Mitshell and Hollis 362. Pantos. 358, Corcoran, 356. Rossieter, 354, Hayre, 350, and Cashell, 351. Standing: STANDING OF TEAMS W. 1, I VV 1.. ‘ l.ucky Strike. 63 )X-peerless 34 47 • I’aimat^ers.. 59 19 Freemans .. . 34 4 7 . Artie Bells.. 5X Tinies Terrors 32 49 'A. U. Thours 56 22 Venesky ... 32 49 \ E. Pharm'y 52 23 Hub’s Rest. . 30 51 Bak’y 48 3O|C’apital Hill.. 21 57 I Binaldl Tail's 47 31 Trynie Garage 21 60 Bland's ‘>6 42,Temple ... .. 16 65 Suburban Netmen To Meet Thursday The Suburban Tennis League will hold its annual meeting at the Argyle Country Club on Thursday at 8 o’clock. Officers will be elected and a schedule for the coming vear will be drawn up. A movie showing well-known tennis stars in action will be exhibited.