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The BROWNSVILLE HERALD SPORTS SECTION
FOUR BOUT WRESTLING CARD SLATED HERE SATURDAY LARGE CROP IS EXPECTED _ l Whiteside and Altamirano To Clash in Main j Event A strong all-star wrestling card, headlined by a bout between Calvin Whiteside, the U. of Oklahoma product, and Marcelo Altamirano, the lanky bundle of concentrated energy from San Luis Potosi, will be staged at the Brownsville Vet arena Saturday night. This has the appearance of a good match, for both boys are young, strong and willing mixers. Altamirano has a big following in the bleacher sec tion. Whiteside if, far from a slouch at this game for he was well trained in college and has had ample sea soning in professional bouts. Alta mirano has plenty to learn, but he has the physical set-up and is learn ing rapidly. They are to go to a finish. The semi-final will bring together Sammy George, the tough Beau mont slugger, and Chas. Burgett who is now making his headquar ters in McAllen. Regardless of whether the elect to wrestle or fight these boys are sure to give the crov’d the kind of entertainment it de mands. They are scheduled two falls to a finish. Donkey Dickens and Charley Heard are matched in one of the openers, limited to one hour. These boys are fast and buzz around ir spectacular style. The opener will pit the Texas K’d against Bob Phillpot. Numerous prizes, including a Pcrd V-8. are to be given away. Ihe j bouts are being held under the aus pices of radio station KWWG. JACK IS CALM OVER DEFEAT j NEW YORK, June 30. (/^—Al though unaccustomed to being knocked out, having experienced that sensation only three times in his 11 years in the ring, Jack Shar key Vocepted his defeat by Primo Camera with much more grace than he did most of the victories that carried him to the heavyweight throne. “It’s been a long time since this happened to me,” he declared calm ly, and, without malice, added, “I suppose a lot of people are happy now.” Prom the time Sharkey’s handlers led him from the scene of his down fall, which a year ago saw his title victory over Max Schmeling, the Boston boxer was calm and quiet. He was still dazed when he enter ed his quarters but a cold shower quickly revived him. As if referring to some casual matter, he asked for an explanation of his defeat. “How did it happen? What round was it? How was I doing?” A few words filled the gaps that Camera’s right uppercut made in his brain. He appeared to have reconciled himself to such an ending long ago. But when asked if he was going to retire, he denied it. “Am I going to hang up my gloves? No, I’m not. I’m going to fight again in a couple of weeks. When I’m not so rusty. That’s what is wrong with me now.” “That's up to Jack,” Manager Johnny Buckley said. i 1 "1 i GOLF FACTS NOT THEORIES/ sS ALEX. J. MOBRISON WMEN Pl&vimg from ROCJ6H L16 -MAK6 SCIR6 CLUB FACfc IS OPCH Z9i ' When playing from rough lio make sure clubface is open. ALEX MORRISON says*. It’s bad enough to find your ball imbedded in a rough lie, but it’s a thousand times worse to try and hit it out of such a spot with a closed clubface. Turning the clubface forward at the start of your swing means that you’ll surely strike the ball with the clubface in this position or even more closed. Obviously this makes it more difficult to get tiie ball up. Open the clubface. Lay it back a bit when you play out of the rough. And if the clubface is open as you address the ball, chances are you’ll land on the ball with it open and thereby send it up in ithe air as you desire. NICE GAME r~.. We'd probably all be playing tennis if all the women play ers followed Bonnie Miller's court costume. Miss Miller, runner-up in last year's nation al junior women’s tennis tour ney, is pictured here as she ap peared during the U. S. wom en’s western championship matches at Chicago. Many Driven From Homes by Fumes PHILADELPHIA, June 30. :V>— Ammonia fumes, escaping from a broken pipe line in an ice cream factory, swept over a section of north Philadelphia today, forcing hun dreds of persons to leave their homes. YANKS, CARDS RESUME CLIMB Ruth and Company Again In Tie for League Lead BY HUGH S. FULLETRTON, JR., Associated Press Sports Writer Taking divergent paths toward the top, the New York Yankees and the St.’Louis Cardinals have resumed their courses toward the leading places in the major leagues. Seizing upon the first sign of slacking in Washington’s winning streak, the Yanks battered their way back into a tie for the American league lead yesterday at the ex pense of the Cleveland Indians. The Cards opened a direct attack on the New York Giants, and walloped the National league leaders 7-3. The Yanks did a great job of bunching their blows against Cleve land to win 9-3. Lefty Gomez was effective in the pinches and Babe Ruth set the hitting pace for the fourth straight New York victory. Sens Are Beaten The Senators, meanwhile, bowed 5-4 to the Detroit Tigers. After ty-? Ing the count in the ninth, the Sen ators kicked the game away in the last half of the frame when Bill McAfee gave a walk and booted Heonie Schhtfle's sacrifice to set the stage for Gerald Walker to drive in the deciding run. With Lefty Grove on the hill, the Philadelphia Athletics defeated the St. Losis Browns 4-1. Jirmie Foxx hit his 19th homer. The revived Phillies, paced by Chuck Klein, continued to knock off the National league’s first de cision clubs as they hung a 6-4 de feat on the third place Pittsburgh Pirates. Klein knocked in all six runs with two homers and two sin gles. The combination of Guy Bush’s steady pitching and an 11 hit attack on Walter Beck gave the Chicago Cubs a 7-2 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rain halted the Boston-Chicago game, while the Braves and the Cin j cinnati Reds had an off day in the i National. PLAYGROUND BALL San Beni.t< Gist’s 16, Merchants 1. Harlingen Rotary 17, Kiwanis 12. Friday—Boneheads vs. Lions. Surprise Kayo in 6th Gives Camera Title NEW YORK, June 30. (JF}~Under circumstances that still seemed baf fling today to at least a share of the fight fraternity, Primo Camera, the 25-year-old 260-pound Italian giant, who was just a “strong man” in a circus sideshow a few years ago, stood astride the boxing world like a modem colossus as the new heavyweight champion. With one mighty swoop of his BUC SOUTHPAW WHIPS BUFFS Missions Down Exporters; Cats Maul Oilers 9 to 5 (By Associated Press) The fact that Houston is six full games ahead in the Texas league pennant marathon didn’t mean a thing to Lefty Darrow Thursday night. The Galveston southpaw clip ped the Buffaloes, 8 to 4, for his 15th victory this season. It was his 8th straight victory. It looked worse than bad for Dar row in the first two innings when in field hits and errors by his mates gave the Buffaloes an advantage of four runs. After this bad start, Dar row saw his mates settle down and Dlay powerful offensive and defen sive baseball to sweep through to victory. The hitting combination of I<ou Brower, Fischer, Holman and Tom Jenkins smothered the Oklahoma City Indians, 8to 1. Holman with two timely hits, knocked in three runs and scored a pair. Jenkins got three for three to drive across a run and score one. Van Gilder limited the Indians to eight hits and did not allow a run until the ninth when Windle drove a tally across. Holman got the long est hit, a home run. In the opener of their series, the San Antonio Missions gained a 9 to 4 decision over Beaumont. Fabian Kowralik was touched for 11 hits by the Exporters. Hare allowed San An tonio 12 bingles. Larry Bettencourt batted in three runs for the Missions with a single and double. The Fort Worth Cats continued their winning streak with a 9 to 5 victory over the Tulsa Oilers. Sharkey-Carnera Bout Round-by-Round Round One The huge Camera moved majes tically out of his comer like an an- j cient broad beamed whaler under full sail. Sharkey dove for him but Primo caught his left hook on his big right paw. As they came to gether Camera bounced his pon derous right fist twice off Shar key’s side but took a hard left hook to the head. Sharkey ripped back in with both hands to the body but as he pulled away Camera’s left hook caught him off balance, hurl ed him across the ring, and nearly drove him through the ropes. In censed, the blazing champion flail ed back in again with both hands. ! landing a left and right to Car nera’s head but again the tremen dous Italian heaved him across the ring as though he were a child, and into the far ropes. Sharkey took i Camera’s right to the body and banged a beautiful right off the Italian’s long chin, the best punch of the round as the bell sounded. Round Two Boxing carefully Camera led with his long left and smothered Sharkey as the champion drove to close quarters. Sharkey bounced his right off Primo’s broad chest and grunted so he could be heard all over the ringside as he flung a long right that missed. Another terrific right to the jaw didn’t miss and Camera bounced back into the ropes as Sharkey followed him with a hard left hook to the head. Lunging in after feinting like a fox darting in on its prey, Sharkey lunged again and his right cracked on Camera’s chin. Primo envelop ed the champion in his huge arms as Sharkey tried to get a punch at his body. Sharkey was sneering at the tremendous Italian as he feinted, searching for an opening, with Camera pinned against the ropes as the gong sounded. Round Three Sharkey was fighting a very careful, very heady fight, moving constantly around, feinting for openings. He got Camera set but his right bounced from the Ital ian’s defending left arm as though it had hit a lamp post. Again Sharkey flung himself in and as Camera's arms flailed about, miss ing him with a dozen punches, the champion drove a furious right to the head and a hard left hook to the body. Camera was falling back more and more on the defense as Sharkey looped over a left to the head, feinted to bring Camera’s arms up, and smashed his left in to the huge Italian’s side. Sharkey wove in with a hard right to the body but Camera roughed him with both hands about the head as he pushed him along the ropes. The bell caught Sharkey tearing back for more. Round Four Camera stuck out his long left but Sharkey slipped under it, pull ed away from three more stabs, and shot inside for a quick volley into the Italian’s body. The champion was away again before Camera could swing his huge hands into action. Standing back now with his left they paced around the ring, matching left jabs and Camera suddenly swung a hard right to the head. Camera grabbed Sharkey’s left hand, pulled him in. and belt ed his hea4 with both hands, draw ing a warning for holding and hit ting then another for backhanding. He threw Sharkey into the ropes again as though he were tossing a volley ball as the bell rang. Round Five Sharkey poked at Camera's body with a left until he drew the giant’s fists down but Primo put his hands up in time to block a hard shot to the chin. As Sharkey banged a left to the body Camera grabbed him, held him and bang ed him with his free hand, draw ing another warning from the re feree, but Sharkey merely sneered and smashed his left to the Ital ian’s ribs again. Camera hooked two lefts to Sharkey’s jaw, but the champion followed him around the ring, feinted his hands down and smash ed a terrific right to the giant’s temple. Camera wobbled like a brick chimney that is starting to come down but he held and recov ered quickly as Sharkey failed to fight clear of his tremendous arms. But Sharkey was right back on him, swinging left hooks to the head, his right cocked for a fin isher. He chased Camera to a comer, but the bell rang before he could do more than fire a long left to the jaw. Round Six Bending low, keeping his head down around Camera’s waist, Shar key stabbed up into the Italian's face, then he hooked two lefts to the body. Camera drove in with both hands, catching Sharkey off balance, and as he thumped the champion around the ring Sharkey slipped to the floor. He was caught off bal ance and came up without a count to weaver in on the Italian. Car nera held the champion off with his left and ripped four ponderous rights to Sharkey’s body. A right uppercut floored Sharkey and he was counted out. ham-like right fist, Camera took the title from Jack Sharkey, 201 pound American, on a knockout in the sixth round of a 15-round match last evening. The finish came with a suddeness as dramatic as it was startling to a crowd of 35,000 spectators, little more than half filling the Madison Square Garden Bowl. An inside right upper cut, brought up swiftly as the giant came to grips along the ropes with his foe, felled Sharkey as though he had been a tree hit by the wood man’s final blow. Champion Counted Out The champion fell to the canvas face down, scarcely moved except to lift his head once and drop his mouthpiece to the floor, while Ref eree Arthur Donovan finished the count of ten, after 2 minutes and 27 seconds of the sixth round. It marked the second time in his erratic career that Sharkey had lost an international battle, with the title at stake, and it baffled most of those at the ringside who had watched the Bostonian drop after punching Camera by a wide margin punching Carena by a wide margin in the first five rounds. There was no question about the nower behind Camera’s final thrust, the climax of a spectacular clos ing flurry that saw the champion flounder suddenly, lose almost com plete control of his defense and crumple under the ponderous punches of the biggest man who ever scaled the world heavyweight heights. It was an uppercut that had everything Camera could mus ter in his huge frame behind it and Sharkey looked “cold” if ever a fighter did, as he went down. It was his ‘secret punch,” Camera ex claimed exultantly, after the fight, and perhaps he was right, for Shar key didn’t see it coming and may not know yet what hit him. Sharkey Leads The champion started slowly and lost the first round, taking at least one hard right hand clout on the chin, but he seemed unhurt and for the next four rounds gave Camera a boxing lesson. He feinted the big fellow off balance, he hooked him dizzy with lefts and tried desperately at times to apply the “crusher” with a looping right to the head. In the second and fifth rounds, Sharkey staggered Camera with right handers to the head. Primo, when most flustered, restorted to bear-like wrestling tactics and em ployed backhand blows that drew warning from the referee in the third, fourth and fifth rounds. The Italian took many of the champion's punches on his huge arms but up to the sixth round he did not appear to hurt Sharkey seriously. Ringside opinion differed some what sharply as to the circum stanches of the finish, but moxing commission officials said they saw no reason to doubt the genuineness of the outcome. Deutscer Verein To Give Picnic Sunday The Deutscher Verein of the Rio Grande Valley will hold its regular meeting and a summer picnic at Car ter’s club house, Mercedes, Sunday, July 2. The feature of the picnic will be a “bird shooting,” with a cash prize for the lucky marksman. There will be games and a well known orchestra for which Dr. H. Drucker, president of the Verein has made arrangements, will be present. All members and their families and friends are cordially invited. ■ forged ms WAV To The lOP of The American league batters, and caused manager^ Joe MCCARTHY More JoN Than did ms mor^= ILLUSTRIOUS MATES/ RuTh, GEMRlG AND GOMEZ. /' Wl BA^^nneL J\B AMERICAN LEAGUE HAS SEEN SINCE IV'COBB HONG OP HiS SPIKES.,.. PRIMO GLOATS OVER VICTORY 1 ' New Champion Says He is Ready for Crop Of Challengers BY GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK, June 30. t/P)—The new heavyweight fighting champion of the world, Primo Camera of Italy, sat back in the corner of a blister ing little room out on Long Island last night and beat his great hands together like a delighted child as he chanted in rough shod English: “Boyt oh boy, oh boy! Now my mama and papa be happy! Now my mama and papa be happy! Primo’s champion! Now they be happy!” Over and over, as though dazed, the tremendous man who a few mo ments before had battered .Jack Sharkey into helplessness, assured himself it was true. He would stop long enough to shake the hands of those who had fought their way in to the cubbyhole dressing room, only to lapse again into his chant of vic tory. Between draughts from a bottle labeled “beer” he told how he won from the super-boxer, Jack Shar key. Prime's Version ‘‘I hit him with a left and he fall into the ropes. I know he's hurt and I follow him. Pret’ soon my right uppercut catch him, and that is all. He go down and I know he stay there." The blow* that felled the ex-sail or was one all the experts had said Primo didn’t possess. ‘Tve been teaching that right uppercut for months,” revealed Bill Duffy, the man who is credited with having made a boxer out of the for mer circus freak. “We practiced it in private, just Primo and me, and I knew in my own mind what would happen when it landed on Sharkey’s chin. One was enough.” In Camera’s opinion, Sharkey v.as a better man last night than when he gave Primo a beating two years ago. And, as far as he is concerned, they can bring on the challengers now. He probably is the most confi dent champion who ever demanded the big end cf the gate. “I fight Baer. I fight anybody. I whip al lof them. You'll see. Primo is chamD." School Band to Be Guests At Barbecue (Special to The Herald) HARLINGEN, June 30.—Apprecia tion for the splendid work done by the high school band which has been accompanying good will trips and otherwise co-operating with lo cal citizens, will be shown by means of a barbecue this evening. They are to meet with local busi ness men at the corner of First St. and Van Buren Ave., at 5:30 P. m. and then go to Camp Perry for the barbecue Materials for the barbecue are to be furnished by lo cal grocers Twenty-five per cent of the auto mobiles in the United States at the end of 1932 were seven years old or older. BIG BABY BAER Buddy Baer, brother of the mighty Max, is some man himself. Not yet 18, he weighs 243 pounds in this outfit, and aspires to be a fighter like his brother. He’s shown with Velvia Miller, left, Pacific Coast junior sprint champion, and Hazel Cabral, skilled diver. HOW THEY STAND TEXAS LEAGUE Team— W. L. Pet. Houston . 51 30 .630 Galveston . 45 36 .556 San Antonio . 43 38 .531 Beaumont . 40 38 .513 Dallas . 39 40 .494 Tulsa . 37 40 .481 Ft. Worth . 34 46 .425 Oklahoma City . 31 52 .373 Thursday’s Results Beaumont 4. San Antonio 9. Galveston 8. Houston 4. Tulsa 5, Ft. Worth 9. Dallas 8, Oklahoma City 1. Friday’s Games Beaumont at San Antonio. Houston at Galveston. Fort Worth at Tulsa. Dallas at Oklahoma City. NATIONAL LEAGUE Team— W. L. Pet. New York . 40 24 .625 St. Louis . 38 29 .567 Pittsburgh . 36 32 .529 Chicago . 36 34 .5!4 Boston . 33 35 .485 Brooklyn . 30 35 .462 Cincinnati . 30 39 .435 Philadelphia . 27 42 .391 Thursday's Results Chicago 7. Brooklyn 2. Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 7. New York 3. Only three scheduled. Friday’s Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Cincinnati at Boston. Chicago at Brooklyn. St. Louis at New York. AMERICAN LEAGUE* Team— W. Washington . 43 2Jp32 New York . 43 2^832 Philadelphia . 34 31 523 Chicago . 34 34 Cleveland . 34 35 486 Detroit . 33 35 .473 Boston . 27 41 397 St. Louis . 25 45 357 Thursday’s Results New York 9. Cleveland 3 Philadelphia 4. St. Louis 1. Detroit 5, Washington 4. Only three scheduled. Friday’s Games Washingion at Detroit. Philadelphia at St. Louis. New York at Cleveland. Boston at Chicago. Formal V x I BATHING REVUE and Swimming Events July 9th OPENING JULY 4th BATHING CASINO and TOURIST COTTAGES V APPROPRIATE PRIZES All Entries to Be Mailed to HADLEY SMITH PORT ISABEL, TEXAS Port Isabel Resort Co.