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Detroit's Fight Game Could Certainly Stand a Few
Visits From Santa
Here’s hoping Santa Claus brings Scotty Monteith a good
crowd for his Anton Christoforidis-George Burnette ring card
at the State Fair Coliseum January 2, that Frank Barbaro will
have a few winning shows at Olympia and that Fairview and
other of the smaller clubs will have a big 1942.
It nettles to have to read about boxing’s success elsewhere.
Especially in Cleveland. Not that we begrudge Cleveland or its
fans the entertainment. It is because it reminds us of how lousy
the sport has been in Detroit for the past few years. Mellowed
■2 font.
extra money taken in on the patron tickets.
“In New York. Ken (Berlin and Al llostak drew about
$19,000. Tony /ale and George Abrams grossed about $23,900
for their middleweight championship bout. Fritzie Zivtc and
Y’oirng Kid McCoy did about $22,000. That means ( le\eland
fans paid $83,000 for three shows, while New York fans paid
$64,000 for the same number.”
Joe Louis' Close Adviser Dead
The one man who probably knew more about .Joe Louis than
any one will be absent when the heavyweight champion steps
into the ring against Buddy Baer in New York next month.'
Scotty Monteith points out.
“He is the late Doctor Amps," Monteith says.
Dr. Chester Ames was a Detroit Negro physician, who had
been w’ith Louis since he left the amateur ranks, a gangling kid.
Monteith recalls that Doctor Ames was more than a medical
advisor to Joe.
“A fine man, Doctor Ames understood Joe's mood, got
him away from the crowd and otherwise guarded the cham
pion,“ Monteith added.
Doctor Ames has been dead little more than a month. Louis
said little but his friends say it was very plain that the champion
missed his great friend very much. Doctor Ames advised against.
Louis meeting Max Schmeling. He said Joe wasn't ready. Joe
was knocked out. Now Doctor Ames is dead. Joe must be
advised by some one else.
Picard Keeps
4-Stroke Lead
*NS». With .1 four - under - pat
Ui. Henry Picard maintained his
lead in the $5.04*0 Rio Cirande
Valley Open (iolf Tournament a*>
the field prepared lor the final
36 holes today.
Picards 67. combined with
Saturday's 6-1. gave the Oklahoma
City pro a 131 for the fir>t 36
He leads Byron Nelson of To
ledo. in second place, by four
strokes. Nelson had a 70, one
under par, yesterday.
Tied for third place at 136. one
stroke behind Nelson, are Jimmy
Demaret of Detroit. Ben Hogan
of Hershey, Pa.; lister Kennedy
of Lynn, Mass.; Tony Penna of
Dayton. Q . and F. J. < Dutch)
Harrison of Little Rock, Ark.
' v. n *.. m
perhaps by Christmas, we are
not pointing our stubby finger
at any one person. But it's
Here’s the reason for our
latest outburst quotes by Boh
Brickman, well known Cleveland
“Cleveland's recently-ac
quired reputation as the best
boxing center outside of New
York already is out of date.
We’re doing better than they
are in New York this winter.
And I have figures to prove it.
“Take the last three shows
here. Franklin and Abe
Simon drew $32,000. Melio
Bettina and Jimmy Bevins
drew $17,600. And the Nev\>
Christmas Fund card attracted
$34,000, not counting the
It minors lti«l«»
Ivory Poloists Defeat
Chicagoans 23-7
The Tvorv Rangers polo imm
may not lx> toucher this year
than last, but they certainly
looker! it yesterday in defeating
the Chicago Oakhrooks. 23 10 7
in an indoor match at the .State-
Fair Coliseum before a crowd of
Volney Bayley, No. 2 for the
Rangers, set a scoring record for
the coliseum by tallying 14 goals.
Mac Steffani scored six goals and
John Ivory Jr. whose father di
rects the Rangers, got two. Not to
be outdone, a pony scored another
goal, and that made it 23
Flint defeated Lansing, 14 to 5
in another game. A 1 House scored
10 goals for the winners.
Same Old Wimjs Show Brand New Punch
The Detroit Red Wings' system of hustle, bustle and hope
has finally paid off. Today the Wings can swing into their last
minute Christmas shopping with free-wheeling elbows and easy
minds because they finally cashed for a 2-2 overtime tie with the
world champion Boston Bruins before 7,915 persons at Olympia
last night. They have nothing to worry about until the Brooklyn
Americans get here Christmas night.
This wasn’t a new Red Wing team. It was the same fifth
place Red Wing team that has outskated most of its foes this
season but driven its followers to desperation by its failure to
score. It was the same team last night—only this time the
Wings came from behind twice and almost won from Bill Cowley
and the crowd of champions who truly humbled them in two
previous games.
The Wings have scored fewer goals than any other tear**
in the National Hockey League despite their ceaseless drive and
unmatched aggressiveness. But the puck couldn’t stay out of
that net forever, especially not with right winger Eddie Wares
hack after a three-w-eek absence to rejoin Sid Abel and Don
Grosso on Detroit’s highest scoring line.
Wares and Abel gave Detroit the goals that enabled the
club to keep fifth place from the challenging Canadiens and
almost enabled the Toronto Maple Leafs to overtake the Bruins
Bears First Pro
‘Team to Win l
Titles in Row
Only 13,341 Fans
See Giants Crushed
After Stubborn Stand
InWnatlmial >f»« s»nlff sporli Writer
CHICAGO. Dec 22 Like Min
nesota. the Yankees and Old Man
[River, the Chicago Bears just keep
jrolling along.
Today they had rolled to a sec
ond straight National Football
League championship by crushing
the New York Giants, 37 to 9 It
was the fir-t time a team had wen
two titles in a row since the league
was divided into eastern and west
fern divisions in 1933. and the vic
tory thus added another record to
the imposing list compiled py the
Only 13 341 fans wpre in <he
U'riglev Field stand- for the game,
and the thousands who remained
at home were only half right. In
refusing to believe the Giants had
a chance, despite the week-long
buildup Ids the c,m« ih**y were
correct In deciding that the game
would not be worth attending
they were wrong.
They were wrong first of all be
cause they missed one of the
greatest field coal kicking ex
hibitions since the heyday of Jack
It whs staged by Bob Snyder,
the substitute Bear quarterback.
His three placekicks
.not only kept the Bears on even,
terms with the Giant* during thei
tirM half, but they tied the league!
record for a championship game.!
set bv M and era in 1933, and they
allowed Bob to finish the season'
with a perfect record—seven goals’
in seven attempts, and all of them
in vital games.
But the stay-at-homes missed
more than a great kicking ex
hibition Veteran football coaches
.and scribes were stall talking at
an early hour thi < morning about
the plunging of Norm Standlee,
the Bear freshman only one sea-;
-on removed from Staniord s Rose
Bowl team.
The (bant defrnsr up the middle
usually was stubborn, but Stand
le— charged inside the tackles at
I will. W hen it was all over he had;
-cored two touchdowns and gained
89 yards, or nine mote than the
i out ire Giant team could register
by rushing.
After 10 minutes in the first
,quarter Snyder kicked a field goal
for the Bears from his 15-yard
line 10 open the scoring. The
Giants roared hack and scored a
touchdown in exactly four plays.
! Sonny Franck dashing down the
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Varied Styles
At Olyni|iia Voni^lit
Both and far western
brands of basketball will he on
display tonight when Olympia
stages the fir*t double-header ol
this kind in its history.
And just how the local brand
of the game compares with these
varying styles will also he re
vealed as Wayne and the Univer
sity of Detroit play the role of
hosts in the first of five twin bills
scheduled as an experiment to re
vive the sport at the Grand River
For the first time this season
the Titans won’t be forced to -pot
their rivals a height advantage,
when they meet Harvard at 8
in the fight for the league lead. The Bruins had to take that
point to keep in front of the Leafs—and they just sneaked
through in a rough, close-checking game which saw Goalie Frank
Brimsek of Boston and Johnny Mowers of Detroit at their best.
Wares put Detroit even in the first period after the Wings
had trailed for almost 10 minutes because of Milt Schmidt's quick
goal on a flash pass from the boards by Woody Dumart.
p. m in the opener The Crimson
and l\ of D both average just
under the 6-foot mark.
The one-handed push shot art
isfs of Ftah will average 6 feet
1 inch, the same as the Wayne
five, which will oppose them in
the nightcap. Both teams will
enter the contest undefeated, the
Tartars already having a victory
over another team from the Far
West, Oregon.
Steady man for the L'tes is Del
Smith, All-Mountain States Con
ference guard last year, but more
apt to be remembered by De
troiters are Yal Sheffield, forward,
and Vaugh Bennion. center. Shef
field scored the tying goal and
Bennion the winning goal hero
two years ago when Wayne bowed
in their first meeting. 39-37.
Mel Atkinson, senior guard. Is
another in the starting lineup who
played against the Tartars ns a
sophomore. Ken Sowards, junior
forward, rounds out the starting
lineup of this veteran team, which
last year was runnerup in the con
Against them Coach Newman
Frtell plans to start Frank Sabo
and Joe Holloway at the forwards.
Bill Van Vleek at center and Jon
Van Vlock and Pete Nijne/ at the
guards This combination has won
four straight games.
Harvard, which tied for fourth
last year in the Eastern Intercol
legiate League, will also bring in
an all-veteran team. Standouts
are Joe Romano, forward, and Fd
Buckle y, guard, who placed
seventh and eighth, respectively,
in league scoring.
Capt. Bud Fmegnn plays the
other guard. Don" Lutzc, renter,
and Bob Lutz, forward, on the
Chimson team, which is coached
for the first time by Farl Brown,
former Notre Dame cage captain
and All-America end.
Coach Lloyd Brazil will start
the same f. of I), combination
that Received its first seth
Saturday from a much taller Illi
nois team. It includes Capt. Char
lie O'Brien and Art Stolkey at
the forwards. Joe Mader Rt center
and Joe Jarrett and Sal RuiO
at the guards.
Battle Features
Metro Hockey
A frrc-for-all in which all the
players of both clubs participated
featured the Metropolitan Hockey
League doubleheader program at
Olympia Sunday afternoon.
The melee occurred in the last
minutes of the O’Neil-Hoflfner-
URWA contest, won by O'Neil,
4 to 1.
Coca-Cola, the league's only
unbeaten club received a scare
when Rayl’s tallied two quick
goals, but the Cola’s tied the
score and it ended 2 to 2.
Ravi’s all-brother line of Wal
ter, Whitey and George Juopperi
accounted for hot It Rayl scores,
Walter getting both with the
others assisting.
Shift tvi*iil Luncheon
War Brings New Agenda for Coaches' Parley;
Downtown Quarterbacks Meet Next Monday
The war lia- caused a change in
almost everybody s plans. The
football coaches meeting here next
week find the topics listed as vital
in the early programs are now
very unimportant. The place of
sports in the new setup is the
big issue. How can sports contrib
ute most to this program.
The first meeting of the coaches
and athletic directors was to be
routine speechos by the presidents
and other officers, and then ad
journment to attend the meeting
of the Times Downtown Quarter
back Club.
Hut now the big speech will he
on sports and citizens morale.
Sheldon Clark, prominent Chicago
sportsman, will deliver the princi
pal address.
To give Clark the undivided at
tention of those attending the
convention It was decided to move
the luncheon date from Tuesday,
December 30 to Monday, Decem
ber 29. The rules committee will
recess to allow the coaches to
attend this meeting.
Prominent coaches from every
section will be guests of the
jDowntown Quarterbacks at their
'final meeting at the Book-Cadillac
Jimmy Orlando sent Wares on his way after checking t «
puck from a Bruin at the blue line. Wares tore in on right wing
with Orlando as a decoy, avoided Jack Crawford as the Bruin
defenseman fell before him, and skated across the goal mouth
to score.
The Bruins went up again in the second period when defense
man Flash Holletl skated the length of the ice and circled Bob
Whitelaw to score on a backhander. The puck just trickled into
the left corner, tantalizing goalie Johnny Mowers as he lay on
his hack and strained in vain for the puck as it wobbled over the
line behind him.
The Wings missed a dozen good scoring chances in the
game from close in shots which Brimsok bagged by miracle
'avos and through quick stick, work by the Boston defensemen.
When they finally did tie it up for keeps on Abel’s shot in the
final period they did it the hard way.
Ebbie Goodfellow, who directed the team in the absence of
Manager Adams, sent five forwards into action with seven min
utes left. Abel, Grosso, Wares, Bill Jennings and Syd Howe,
went out to pour it on. and succeeded. Abel intercepted a pass
on left wing as Crawford attempted to clear from deep in Bruin
ice. then fired a low 30-foot shot from a difficult angle that went
through the legs of another Bruin defender and plunked into tha
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Million to Get
Rifle Lessons
Stroll Five
Close, But
Ao Titles
TOLEDO. Dee. 22. Detroit
bowlers today can claim no cham
pionships in the twenty-third an
nual tournament of the Central
States Association which ended
here last night. And if it weren't
for Joe Norris and his Stroh team
mate- their showing for the event
would be sorry indeed.
When member*., of the Stroh
team, defending champions in The
Detroit Times All-Star Classic, got
through, they were as close as you
can come to winning titles without
doing it. for they placed second int
three events, five-men, doubles and
singles, and fifth in the all-events.
N'oms and his mates combined
games of 979-976-1029 for 2984 to
finish runner-up to Buz/ Fazio's
O'Neil's of Akron in the team
-hooting. The O'Neils won out with
3000 on the no-e in the lowest
scoring tournament of the Central
States In the last 10 years. It was
that way because Jack Hagcrty
had heavy wood up at his Su|x?nor
Four on the Stroh team hit over
the 600 mark, Phil Bauman lead
ing the way with 203-189-234 for
627. Cass Grvgicr had 214-230 in
618, Fred Wolf 202-205 in 605 and
Captain Norris with 235 in 604
after a 175 start. W’ally Reppen
hagen. the veteran of the club,
was the "Chinaman’’ with a
lusty 531.
But "Repp” made up for this
poor showing by coming through;
wtih a fine 673 in the doubles on
games of 203-223-247. His partner.
Bauman, had a 219 opener in 596,
which gave them 1269, second to
the 1290 of Charley Lausche and
Emil Siperke of Cleveland.
Wolf pounded out
for 684 with only two open frames,
in the singles. He followed Walter
Wegener of Flint, who grabbed
the top *pot with a brilliant 750
<encs. Wegener, a policeman, had
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Toledoan Is Hunting
Opponent for Conn
TOLEDO. 0.. Dec. 22.—Jack
Laken. matchmaker for the police
and firemen's pension benefit box
ing show here January 12. is in
Pittsburgh today to seek an op
ponent for Billy Conn here on that
date. Frankie Hammer, light
heavyweight who was to have met
Conn, has suffered a broken rib.
on that day. The luncheon will
get underway promptly at 12:15
and ail football fans are invited.
From the Far West will be
Clark Shaughnessy of Stanford,
the coach of the year last fall.
From the South will he Matty
Bell of Southern Methodist and
Bill Alexander of Georgia Tech.
From the Big Ten will come Fritz
Crisler of Michigan, president of
the coaches association. Harry
Stuhldreher of Wisconsin. Mai El
ward of Purdue, and Bo McMillin
of Indiana. From the East will h<>
lari Wciman of Princeton. Dirk
Harlow of Harvard. Lou Little of
Columbia, Clipper Smith of Villa
nova and George Munger of Penn
sylvania. Truly an all-star line up
of the finest coaches in the land
Harry Kipke. president of the
Downtown Quarterback Club and
former head of the national
coaches association. will be the
chairman of the meeting This Is
one ‘‘• 'Mon no football fan will
want to mis* Mark this day an I
/date on your calendar at once
The Downtown Quarterbacks.
Monday. December 29. at the
Book-Cadillac. It * a must for that
4 noon.
Enlist 300 Clubs
to Train Shooters
for Hearst Matches
PONTIAC. Dec. 22.—The Michi
gan Rille and Pistol Association
contributed a new and mighty
arm to the nation's civilian de
fense program here today by
launching a gigantic program to
instruct one million of the state’*
citizens in the proper use of fire
The program calls for the im
mediate enlistment of all rifle
ranges in the state’s 300 rifle and
pistol clubs and hundreds of quali
fied National Rifle Association in
structors for the purpose of teach
ing boys and girls and men and
women the fundamental principles
of marksmanship.
The rifle training will not. in
terfere in any way with the regu
lar duties of workers in the vast
armament plants of the state, or
other vital industries, nor will it
disrupt the regular studies of stu
dents in high schools, colleges and
other organizations who will be
invited to take part in the pro
The plan, advanced by The De
troit Times, evoked spontaneous
endorsement by Charles F. Rhodes,
Pontiac police chief and president
sos the Michigan Rifle Association:
Frank Elwell of Flint, executive
vice president, and Col. Payson D.
Foster of Detroit, director of the
National Rifle Association.
They immediately instructed
Gerntt Van Coevering of Lansing,
executive secretary of the Michi
gan Rifle Association, to contact
every rifle and pistol club in the
state and all qualified instructors
to carry out the vital functions
for which their facilities and
training are ideally adapted.
Van Coevering named James
Jones of Pontiac. Edward Me-
Sweeney of Detroit, Lieut. Marvin
Driver of the Detroit Police De
partment, Dr. Howard J. Kerr of
Muskegon and Leonard B. Rule of
Battle Creek to assist him in
mobilizing the clubs and rifle
experts. Other directors
of the Michigan Rifle and Pistol
Association will lx? asked to assist
in the program.
The directors present at the
meeting unanimously went on rec
ord thanking William Randolph
Hearst and The Detroit Times for
! providing the Hearst-Times rifle
matches, w’hich will be used
ithroughout to stimulate interest
in this most worthy cause.
As a result of this new develop
ment. the annual Hearst-Times
Citizens’ Rlflp matches will re
main open until January 30
Entry blanks for the Times-
Hearst rifle competition can he
obtained from the rifle editor of
The Detroit Times.
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