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Saturday, Dec. 30, 1922
THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES. Page Nine. Louis Bogash Is Out To Win Muldoon's Championship Belt TWO MORE BOXERS ARRIVE IN QUEST FOR MEAL TICKETS INDOOR SPORTS By GKORGE E. FIRSTBROOK. Bridgeport continues to be the stopping- off place for job less and ambitions boxers in searcli of honest meal tickets :it'spite the stagnation in the fistic puddle hereabouts. Two more "'pugs" have put in port and are ready for action. Accord ing to Mike Fitzhenry, Columbia A. C. impressario. both are worthy of attention from Xirtmeg promoters. Taking Mike's word on ma ;rs pugilistic to be worth 100 cents to the dollar greenback we take pleasure in introducing our pair of newcomers. One is Eddie Sheldon, from Eliza beth. X. J., the home of Mickey Walker and George Ward. Sheldon Is in the welter -class and has torn off Home real class while sparring with Jack Delaney, the ):ist few days. The Jer'aeyman has a fine 'physique and is a fast worker. He's also a mod est chap. Not Claiming Anything. "I don't claim to he any champioii. hut I hope to he up with the top notchera some, day," la the way Shel don emoressed himself. Sheldon (mid he la willing to take on any boy I In hie class In thin territory. Fitz henry entertains the opinion that Sheldon would prove a worthy oppon ent for "Bud" Weager, Faay Bogash, Frank Cavanaugh or Al Spinner for n starter. He may make his Con necticut debut at the next Danbury how with Spinner. The other newcomer is Babe Shep- pard. a 180 pounder. Just out of the i army. Sheppard will eta.rt training at the Columbia next month He j I ecently returned from the Panama Canal zone with a. string- of wins over Rome of the beRt army boxers. Sheip pard is an all-i-ound athlete and a specialist at basketball. Pick Trovers to Win. "Here's some queer dope coming via Meriden and a friend of Dinny Jlc Mahon and Kid Kaplan. The Meri dian sport dropped Into town the other day, called on a. well known local ring- fan and handed out "some confidential dcoe" that Travers is set to give Kapan a sound lacing in their coming bout. The Silver City Travel s is the one best t and offered to back his opinion with $50, but the Bridgeporter couldn't cover it at 'the moment. "The only way Travels can lose." said the Merldenite. "is by a fcuL He is an lnfightur and a some x. lat low hitter." As he departed the visited added: "Now, for the. love of MiH. don't tell Dinnv M eMail on or Kid Kaplan I pave you this dope. I'm a friend of botth and they would be sore, but it's all right." BOGASH CARDED FOR M'CAIRON fiv Tad Louis Bogash will make his next ring appearance at the Pioneer Club, Now York, on th-e evening of Jan. 9 when he will meet Jack McCarron, the Philadelphia middleweight, In the first of his series of bouts for the middleweight championship. Billy M.uldoon recently dieclared that Bogash is the logical contender for the title and the Brdigeporter will meet all comers or the diamond studded belt offered by -She New York Stat" Commission. According to Jo Smith the belt, eclipses the trophy offefed by Tex. Rlckard. CRANE PINNERS END 1 ST SERIES Secretary William A. Sullivan of the Crane Duck'-jin league .has com piled the following bowling averages in the first series for his organization. Team No. 6 continues to lead the procession, a.nd MeKenna Is clinging to the individual leadership with an average of 9S. The -figures follow: Team Standing. r M3l,lL- EMe Nt i , OC"- I ' 1 ' I ' -T- rVrr ,M A.V- HlNJ ALL TVKT 3UtD"-r 0ef KJr AS Trtev Afi-e ETKLuStTD PfcLOv 3VJ rw our- . Copynhi. 1922. by Imt Fcann Service. Iim W. I.. PC. Team No. 6 . . . 44 IS .738 T mi No. 4 32 28 .533 Team Xo. 5 21 29 .517 Team Xo. 1 29 SI .483 Team Xo. 3 24 36 .400 Team Xo. 2 20 40 .333 CORBET. 'S NEW BOXING RULES BY THE RADIO 94 137 329 Arrangements have just been com pleted to hold the flrat public read ing of the new Roosevelt Roaring Ruler, by James J. Corbett, for the benefit of the boxing fans of the Eastern States, at the Bamberger Broadcasting 'station (IVOR) of Newark, X. J., on the nigh of Jan narv 9, at 8 o'clock. Corbett's new rules have already been revieved by a number of the leading boxing authorities! and the consensu.1: of opinion is that th-ey are bv far the best ring laws ever com piled for modern usage. The former champion advocates the establish ment of eight different:, classes: Fly weight, bantuim-weight. feather, weight, lig'ht.weight. welter-weight, middle-weight. light -heavy-weight, and -hca.y weight. He also advo cates the abolishment of the so. called "junior classs" and the presertt Xew York system of using two Judges to assM Che referee in awarding de. clsions He Is of the opinion that the old single roferee system is far mere satisfactory to both contestants and patrons. JOE DAVEY KING ON ELK ALLEYS Joe Oavey went on a rampage in the Klks' competition last night, smashing the pins for a nigh single Ixague Records. High markless single, Blagys. High single, Hardwick High total, MeKenna High team single. Team 6 527 High team total. Team 3 1455 Individual Averages. MeKenna 98. Hubbard 97. Con- i verse 96, Weber 95; Quinlan 95, W. Sullivan 94, Farrell 94, Waird 94, ! Bulkley 93. Blagys 92. Kochlss 92, I Riley 82. J. Sullivan 91. Barreltt 91. j Moran 91. OX.oug.hlin 90, Danberg 90, Lyle 90. Horschler 90. Wright 90, , Hultraan 89, Hardwick 89. Curlev 89, i Kelly 89. Moore 89. Delahunt 88, A. . Smith 88. Kiicy 8S, Wilson 87. H. 1 Smith 87. .Minor 86, Grant So, Couglvlin 84, Luddy 84. Donnelv 83, Malnne 83, O'Leary 83, Baxter 82, Dimick 81, Piccolo 81. Dertvy 80, Van Gieson 77. Bui-lison 74. Tolles 63. (iames Rolled Dec. Team No. 2. Horschler, Moran, . . Grant. Curlev, Ward. . . . 86 96 84 87 85 Totals 4 38 Team Xo. Barrett 93 Piccolo SO Minor 81 Hardwick, Hubbard, Totals, . Delahunt. . I.uddy. . . . Paster. . . . Converse. W. Sullivan Totals. . 79 93 103 95 85 82 130 495 3. 86 93 71 98 89 28. 8 3-82-8 9-78-1 04- 272 273 258 247 319 436 1369 103-84-9 8- 105-97- 257 250 282 279 426 Team Xo. 84 83 86 99 100 437 4. 54 9 4 85 90 90 4S7 1350 91- 84-91- 259 254 255 280 287 452 Teajn Xo. .... 85 ,r. Sullivan. .. Dimick 95 H. Smith 82 Blagys 9 0 . . . S6 MeKenna, Totals. Danberi: 443 5. 95 94 81 107 103 440 1335 102 7 0-81-87- 282 259 244 284 94 283 43 4S0 Team No. 1. 86 103 4341352 of 125 and three-string total o i.i.iiiru), .. The Brooklyn Dodgers copped two I l.yle. ... games out of three from the Cincin-I Hultman, nati Reds while the Boston Red Sox Quinlan. grabbed the odd tilt from the Cleve land Indians. Totals. Brooklyn National. Here 4 94 81 269 97 S S 4 83 95 S .". Ft-ndriek. A.. Berg. Mahev. Collins. . 1 0 5 74 87-106-97- 260 254 2S6 2S5 Wright. . . . Rurlison Van Oieson, Farrt 11. . . Weber. . . . Totals. 453 456 445 1354 Cincinnati National. ltepnerr S8 81 82 2311 Hunt T7 101 93 271 Kiever 93 72 93 258, Mercer 89 101 99 289 UcCullbugb 100 77 104 2S1 Totals 94 283 83 82 S2 247 .... S3 S2 99 264 .... 91 81 88 260 96 84 83 263 439 432 446 1317 Team Xo. 6. 8 7 110 7 4 2 7-1 .... 81 87 79 247 .... 9T 8 7 67 250 99 94 85 27S .... 88 103 1 17 308 451 481 42 DEMPSEY WILL FIGHT ABROAD Jack Dempsey. the heavyweight dh-ampion of the world. Is going to cross the briny very shortly. The champion is not going on a pleasure Jaunt. Jack is toing to do sinna fight ing In ITngland. He has received an offer of S200.000 tnd 37 ip-er cent, of the gate re ceipts to -fight ft:he winner of the Dick SmlthToe Beckett fight which will bie held shortly in, London". If Dempsey accepts the fight will take .place dur ing Derby week the middle of May under the managiement of Charles Cochran. HORNSBY POSTS 319 PIN TOTAL Hornsby was the individual star in the Southern Xew England Telephone Co. competition on the Park City al leys last night, rolling a 'high single of 115 and total of 319 for three strings. Team Xo. 3 ca'pitured three gamles i.n a row- from Xo. 6. Team Xo. 2. Pikosky 7 5 8 8 B. Bafley 90 8 3 Xichoflson ...... 91 87 Hudson 91 Willoughtby .... 96 Hitting The Sport Trail With Geo. E. Firstbrook "It's all over but the shouting," chuckled Gene McCann at a session of the Owen Keenan Literary Association. "Gov. Al Smith is going to wear a brown derby at his Inaugural." Two other members of the klan were inclined to take Gene's "hnncli" without offering argument "Brothers" Keenan and Gene Martin. Gene has been a pretty good pennant chaser in his day and we sincerely hope the "hunch" is gasless. o Leo Johnson lias Avon his diploma at the Columbia A. O. He ts also a member of tlie Acorn A. C. alumni. This isn't the sort of weather either for Young McAuliffe to get hot under the collar. My favorite hand for 1923 will be a "full house," warbled G. Maryden Dwyer at breakfast time today. $5,000 BOWLING ALLEYS OPENED Fairfield is now on the bowling maip and the Indications are that the tenpin sport will thrive in the su burban burg. Last night the TJn quowa Tribe of Red Men open their new $5,000 drives under auspicious conditions. More than 200 persons, including town officials, were in at tendance. Selectman 'Frederick A. Burr rolled the first ball and made an address in which he congratulated the Red Men for their entenpie and wished them "good luck." The al leys will be managed by Thomas Mur phy and already several tournaments are In sight. Tim Terry has yet to attend a meeting of the local boxing commission. Business, dull. 102 84 8 3 2 45 87 260 92 270 84 287 79 259 Totals 443 444 Team Xo 5. Reihl 85 88 Wildman 82 86 Wlsener . 1 83 85 Mayer 88 77 Bowden 90 81 425 1312 81 9 8-90-8 3-93- 254 266 258 248 264 Totals Ma nf rede P. Bailey Wendt . . Hornsby Emro . . . 428 li Team Xo. 1. . 71 87 . 81 .115 , 95 75 87 88 105 83 445 1290 77 223 79 253 78 247 99 319 87 265 Totals 449 Team Xo. 4. Heckman 8 7 81 Lininane 9 2 438 420 1307 Dippold Clarke . Foley . . Totals . 83 . 89 . 1 04 92 78 85 105 82 9 4- 9 3- 245 256 243 268 302 P.eir.v 7 7 Endlcott 90 Fallen 68 Curley 94 45 5 4 41 Team Xo. 3. .... 77 75 83 78 100 418 1314 7- 81-84- 82- 231 254 230 276 Totals 416 Team Xo. 6 Blodgett 77 64 Carroll 97 97 O'Brien 95 84 Reed . . . 80 82 Lynch 85 95 418 432 1266 71 212 7 9 2 73 89 268 90 252 I 08 288 Totals .434 42: 431 -1293 1S54 Totals 447 432 4 7 1 1350 Cleveland American. Cooney 85 , SO 79-- 24 4 O'Connell 81 77 84 242 Ivers 80 so 121 281 Alson S6 S7 76 249 Joe avey 9 2 104 125 321 Totals 424 428 4851337 Boston American. Kerk 92 79 77. 246 Keefe. ' 1 1 1 302 Hassett 91 S2 SS 265 Johnson SS 90 S7 262 Jim Davoy 106 104 11 312 Totals 175 t66 446 13S7 TWO CAGE TILTS ON FOR TONIGHT KACEYS NOT IN AMATEUR BODY "Ching" Hammill will not make a bid for a berth on an East ern League club, lie said the other day. "Ching" earned good money playing ball with the Independent Gardner, Mass. club last season and will return there. Mike Hcaly's football ace and former B. H. S. athletic star, has been in Gene McCann's mind as a Brown Derhy posslbility since last Sparing when he spurned a chance. "Citing" is not known as a "kldder", so that settles it. "Sure: Bridgeport Kaceys will again win the state K. of C. bowling championship." chirped Manager Jas A. Kelly. The local Kaceys will be minus two regulars of last season's team who will roll with Stratford, but the gaps will be tilled by a Xo. 1 pinners. The local Kaceys are having a banner season In bowling and basketball and are likely to go out In quest of diamond honors next season. There appears to be plenty of eligible material In the Park City from which to se lect a formidable team. Isn't it up to Eddie Langham, to provide a little fuss between Louis Bogash and Jack Delaney? A bowl ing match between the pair of box ers, for instance. The receipt of a postal card accompanied by 1923 greetings, is snmcient proof that "Umpire" Malcolm (Mutt) Waters, is still alive. He's wintering at his home In Springfield. So, cheer up. Summer Is coming! Jack Flynn's days in the Eastern League are apparently over. Jack was overlooked by the manager hunters, although he is regarded as a capable leader of players. From his minor and major league exper ience the Holy Cross product has a noodle that is chock full of baseball brains and should be a handy man for any minor league club in any of the various classifications. But Jack may become a ma jor league scout. And, then he may land a political job in Rhode Island's capital. Jack's brother was elected governor of that state last Xovember. Why should he worry over keeping the wolf from the door? Friends of Young McAuliffe. ref eree, who will aip.pear on the carpet before the State Boxing solons as a rFult of a somewhat harmless, hot headed stuff uncorked at. the recent Kaplan-Herman bout, are predicting he will be dealt with leniently. The local referee is guilty of no high crime. It appears that he and State Commissioner Donahue waxed warm vnder the collar at the same time. That's all. HOPPE DEFENDS TITLE IN MARCH The challenge matoh to decide whether Willie 'EToptpe is to retain tflie 18.2 balkline billiard champion ship of the world will probably be hed In Xew Tork March 12. 13 amd 14, according to C. P. Miller, vlcn president of the Brunswick-Balke-CoUeaider Company, which is In charge of the arrangements. Hotpipi'-s opponent will be the win ner of the match between Roger Conti and Jake Sch-aefer, scheduled for January 8. 9 and 10 In Chicago. Although ths location for the chal lenge play has not been definitely de cided upon, it Is believed likely that the Hotel Pennsylvania ballroom will be selected. State ring fans are glad to learn that Dave Fitzgerald. Xew Haven i-eferee. who has been at loggerheads with the State solons for some time, will apply for a lleeens at tlo January meeting of the latter New Haven, Dec. 30. (I. X. S. Knights of Columbus headquarters here today issued the following state ment: "T'-ie K. of C. have no con nection whatever with the Xational Amateur Athletic Association. The only body with which the Knights of Columbus, as an organization is af filiated, is the American Olympic As- . i eociation to which the board of direc- r basketball attractions i tors on invitation recently appointed local cage enthusiasts ! tw'o delegates, one being Murray Htirl the Y. M. C. A. the!r'urt- president of the Xew York team will meet' the Board of Aldermen." M. C. A- combination are on tap fi i tonight. At ; Y it, C. A. : Waterburv Y . whil a the High school the Knights j of Columbus team will face the toughest opposition or the season j when thev stack up against the Ben ! Hurs of Hartford. The lineup for the K. of C.-Ben Hur game Follows: Ben llui'v Hurwitz . NEW YEARS TILT The Knt Collegians will furnish the opposition to the local Y. M. H. A. basketball lea.m Xew Year's after noon at the Y M. H. A. auditorium . on Madison avenue. The game will start at 3:00. Kent Houlihan, right forward: Lipton. left forward: Anderson, cen-t er: Fliesra.1. rich: guard: Raskin, left guard. Y. M. H. A. M.irron, right for ward: Mooney. left forward; Gordon.' center; Fitelson. right guard; Kaplan, left guard BASK I.TBAM . I H ALLEN GE. Opht It E Ihe re Burns;, R P . M-Cieilan, L. F K. of C. Buckley RECTOR-Y. M. H. A. SERIES IN WORKS' MIXED MATCH IS CLINCHED San Francisco, Dec. 30 Ed "Strangler" Lewis, world's champion heavyweight wrestler, announced to day that arrangements had been com pleted for a mixed match between Jack Dempsey. heavyweight pugilistic title holder and himself. Lewis pro duced signed articles covering the match, which were drawn at Wichita Kans., and carried the signature of Jack Kearns, manager for Demp sey. ' I do not want to boast, but if I am thrown against the firing line with the world's champion pugilist, the people who like sports will get the same shock they received when Sikl whipped Canpentier." RENO iSSTAR Jack Reno's excellent shooting was a bier factor in the Lyric A. C. team's victory over the Stamford Tj. M. team in a eagre same at the Municicpal gym yesterday, by a ttcore of 2 5 points to 21. Reno rustled the netting for ten points. Reno Is manager of the Lyrics and announces that he is seek ing games with the best amateur teams In the city. "BABE" RUTH GETS "GATE" According to dope being passed 1 anning around in local basketball circles a city championship series between the 'McGran Rectors and Y. M". H. A. quints are "in the works" The chances are that Delmore ! a series of three games will be arrang ed. Last season an effort was made Rowe. Cretella to stage the series but the rival ! managements were unable to agree. I In the previous season the Rectors Hiram lnVinsnn'a were Th" winners- bul the Y M- h. II till! JMlll?Mtl A. athletes are confident they will C.-. T-irrlir2 Tlllt 1 ,urn tne trick should the classic be OVJH t lsIll? O Uul arranged. As it has been a lean sea- i son financially for bas-ketball teams Paris Dec 3". Kor the first time the series would also be likely to c . . Dondero. r a I. G in the history of French boxing, an Amei-icn -i referee. Hirtini Johnson. Jr.. of California will be the third man in the ring when Frank Moran and -Marcel Xilles meet today to set. tie the heavyweight championship of ranee. l .ie title is claimed by prove remunerative. DVKTMOITH WIXXER. h SS Joe Triangles would l:ke to? hear from some junior basketball teams around the city. The Saints I Xilles have a fast team and ar anxious to Moran has tiook tems. The following teams . for the bou take notice: I'utnams. Travellers. Hornets. Fairfield Legion Jrs.. Five Ai-m or anv other team wishing a game. For eamw call Manager any nee of the figh: will wven:nc after 1 o citK-lr. against Joe Beckett. vn training faithfully He tips the scales at 11 pounds or soven pounds lighter when he met Jack Johnson here in lM. .illes weighs IS;. The win- be matched Lake Placid X. Y-. Dec. 30. Dart mouth won the President Harding Trophi' for college outdoor w-inter sports in competition at the Ike Placid iub with a total of .0 points. The award represents the second onsecutive victory for Dartmouth. McOill was second with 13 points and Xew Hampshire third with a score of to. Other scores were: Williams. S: Y'ale, 6; Wisconsin, 5. They are telling a good story on -'Babe" Ruth, wtio is endeavor to get down to playing condition at ast Sudsbury. Mass. Part of "Babe's" conditioning program calls for early morn ing hikes of ten and fifteen miles length. One morning recently, the Vunkee star wandered so far afield that lie lo-i his way. Being hungry and having money with turn. the Bambino approached a little shanty that loomed Invit ingly in the foreground, and ask ed the negro mammy who an swered the door if he could buy some breakfast. She took one long searching look at him. and then shook her ltead in the negative. "You can't get nothing here. white man." she declared: "yo am 'Babe' Both and ah lost a brand new razor to my man 'cause you' and them Yanks lost the world ser ies." And the astonished "Babe" was still in a daze when the door lammed. RECREATION BD. ASKS $28,909 P- A". Gahan for tthe Board of Recreation asks the city solons for an approip.ria.tion of J28.909.66 to run his department the coming year, as follows: Salaries, superintendent and secre tary. 4,900; rent, J8n0; telephonic $100; office supplies. $350; incident als, $200; all year staff, $6,430; part time workers, $5,500; golf. $1,500: supplies and repairs. $2,500; skating, $500; band concerts, $2,500; holiday celebraitions, $1,500; beach patrol to take idace of volunteer lifesavers, $1,000; special. Ford town wagon for delivering, $609.66. Boley Is Leading "Int" Shortstop Official .fielding records of Interna tional League players for the 192 2 season made public yesterday show Eddie Onslow, of Toronto, as the lead ing first baseman: Max Bishop, of Bal timore, as the best second baseman: John Boley. of Baltimore, as the kingpin among .the shortstops, and Andy Anderson, of Toronto, at the top of the third base brigade. Don ald Donelson. of Jersey City: Fred Btainerd. of Xewark. and Frank Gil hooley, of, Reading, hold the posts of honor among the outfielders. JAPS HOSPITABLE Letters received from members of the All-American baseball team, now touring the Orient, indicate that the Japanese left nothing undone in the way of hospitality. Banquets, sight seeing trips tand various entertain ments were arranged for the visitors and the Americans have been held up as sportsmen of a high type. The players are due home late in Janu- ! ary. VILLA TO FRONT IN 14 ROUNDS Giving away four and a. half pounds in weight, as well as being at a dis advantage in height and reach, Pan cho Villa, little brown battler, from the Philippines, won a thrilling flf-tei-n-round fight from Terry Martin. ex-Providence bootblack, at Madison Square Garden last night. Although it appeared that Villa had won all the way, the deolsion did not seem to please the 15,000 fans who wit nessed the bout. Although Villa took fourteen of tho fifteen sessions, Martin put up a won derful fight and was never in serious trouble. He could find no answer, however, to the Filipino's furious and sustained assaults. The American flyweight title, held by Villa, was not Involved in last night's vivid struggle, as Martin weigh ed well above the limit at that divis ion. His weight was 115 1-4 pounds against 11 for Villa. 2 CAGE TILTS FOR FAIRFIELD A big cage game is on the boards for Fairfield tonight when the Park City Five of Bridgeport will stack up against Ithe Fairfield Legion toss rs. The Fairfield Legionettes will perform in a preliminary tilt which will start at 7:45 o'clock. The llneun for the main game follows: Park City FiveWUliams. right for ward; Jepson, left forward; Mul laney, center; Griffin, right guard; Peterson, left guard. Fairfield Legion Brothierton, Mills, righit forward; Royack, Strauss, left forward; -Quinn, center; Porter, right guard; Carorll, left guard. DEVON SPEAKS Joe Coggnill. manager of the Devon Independents, basketball team, writes that he would lilo? to arrange game with aro-of the following teams: Fair fled Legions, Black Rocks, Stratford Legions and T. M. H. A. Separates. He says: "I have repeatedly chal lenged t.he Y. M. H. A. Separates bt havt? received no reply. Whether they are afraid to come off their own floor is unknown, but all indications point that way- For games call Mil ford 416-3, ask for Joseph Coggnill." Presbyterians Win The Presbyterian basketball quin tet last nigh", proved themselves to be a speedy aggregation of hoopsters by defeating tihe Curtiss High Sethool quint of Stateji Island by a 4 5 to 2 8 score. Bowden and Hall were the leading point scorers for the locals, the former registering 17, while Hall had 14 to his credit. Lineup: Curtis High Kenredy, rf; Schuirjs. tf: Xugggent. If; Muschant, If; Vig- nec, c: Patty, rg; Deitr, Ig. Presbyterians -Ball, rf; Walls, If; Shaw c- Bowden, rg; Hamilton, lg; Eddy," rg: Smith, lg. CHURCH LEAGUE Church League basketball teams will swing in action again tonight. Tn the municipal gym the Presbyte rian and Washing-ton Park M. E., tied for the leadership, will clash, while the other game will be staged between the Summerfleld Methodists and Park Street CongregatlonaJists. In Presbyterian Hall the United Con. gregationals will meet the First Con. grcgaltionals. MISS AMERICA II. IX FRO XT. Los Angeles, Cal.. Dec. 30. Miss America II., piloted by Garfield Wood of Detroit won the first heat of a three day spetd boat contest being held off Los Angeles harbor under the auspices of the California Yacht Club and the Los Angeles Athletic Club Mc-torboait Placing Association. DENVER SIGNS BILLY GILBERT AS MANAGER Friends of Billy Gilbert wllo pilot ed Wa.erbury to second place lat season are glad to learn that the vet eran has landed a job as manager of tthe Denver Club of the Western League. Gilbert has signed a con tract mo take full control otf the club Jan. 10, and will leave Xew York on Monday. Gilbert was a victim of Ingratitude and cheap club politics in Waiterbury last season despite his feat In bring ing the Brasseos up to a leading con. tender with Xew Haven for a pen nant, he was cast adrift last season. Regarding Gilbert's brilliantt achieve ment at Waterbury a Xew York sports writer pays the following ttrib ute to Billyum: Success in building up tailend ers. or seventh pla'ce clubs. Into pennant chasers is Gilbert's' ape c!alty. and his success last sea son with the Waterbury club of the Eastern League undoubtedly Influenced tihe Denver owners to pick the ex-Giant for the man agerial post. Billy took a chronic loser in the Brass City and finished an easy second, trailing Bill Donovan's New Ha ven's team, which was probaibly the strongest'. Class A club in all baseball last season. Xew Ha ven showed Its strengith after the -season closed by taking the meas ure of Jack Dunn's Orioles in a three-game series. Denver ftn Isthed Inst in the Western League last season, so Gilbert's task Is similar to that whlcth he tfaced alt Waterbury. There was much surprise at the close of hie ssea. eon wlien Waterbury owners an. nounoed that Gilbert was not to be re-engaged. Herman Bran. kie, a playing-manager, is slated ! for the Job. BOWLING CHATTER! By CmCK CRRAKMf. Scott's Keystones will continue twi roll special matches next week. The Zoo quintet will roll Bai Kad-, ler's Xutmeers a return game next i Wednesday. The Honor Roll of the Blessed Sacrament league contains. Bfecklin, 339; Seltenrioh. 334; Demary, -331; 1 Brecklln.- 314; Lynch. 312; Dunn, 806; Dunn. 302; O'Leary, 302. The locomobile teams will swing Into action Monday evening on the Nutmeg drives. Kovast, of the Columbia Grapho phone league, still holds the higto single record of 187. Mrs. Knapp is the high ipinner of the lady bowlers in the Posey league. Pat Burns, formerly of Bridgeport, Is catntaan of the P.har!pr rini- th-,, i Ji Hartford. high single and 'total marks of 119 and 323 In the Manning, Maxwell & Moore competition. If the proposed Industrial bowling league materializes Wie Burns & B&s sick will be represented bv a tea.m of timber topplers. The Jacks are leading- tilie P.irv City league standing with 23 wins ana 1J losses. PRINCE-BLACK BOUT JAN. 9TH Billy Prince, the classy tfeatiner. weight, will return (to Che ring nj January 9 when he meets Kid Black, rugged Massachusetts featherweight. In an eight. round encounter at Orea Barrington Mass. It will be Prince's-' firslt ring engagement in several months. He has already begun training for the frav at the Columbia? A. C. IMPORT QNAPQIfATcl NEW YORK City College's unde-tj feated basketball team tackles a, tough opponent in the Holv Cross; quintet tonight. Last year tthe lads from Worcester threw a !big surprise' into the Lavender five wheal they de-) feated the latter in a 1 aat-m In u - 1 ;. f I ' I. T A .. .... .. a . L. T -.. . . -V. , - ' . ----. . . . . . . . , j . i. va.uLCf,lluiJi Xll UU XJgo Fritrerio. Olvm-nic -art Urt-wop Whom States within the next few months. due to -the l,n v, r. e ,y, io a -V. rr -Ch4 gerlo was scheduled ito sail for- ithis country on Jan. 10. PARIS As a condition of the terms governing his coming world's chaJTitP'ionship match with Johnny Kilbaine, Eugene Criaui has under taken to engage in no matdhea prior to Memorial Day. This declaration set at rest reports that a -bout was be ing arranged between Crrqrui and Danny Frush. CHICAGO William Tilden, national tennis champion, in a scries of matches here January 5 and 6 wll make his first public appearance since "he underwent an operation that cost him part of a finger on his serving? 'hand. The play is expected to indi cate whether the champion can con tlne his phenomenal stride which has kept him at the top in national and international championships. YEW YORK Loren Munchlson, American indoor sprirut champion, has sent in his entry for the Munici pal Athletic Activities series of sprnt races to be conducted at Madson Square Garden on Jan. 15. 30,000 to See Big Coast TUt San Francisco, Dec. 30 A crowd of 30,000 is expected to witness the football game today between Pitts burgh and Iceland Stanford. IndL cations pointed to a fine day for tne contest after a day of rain which soaked the gridiron. Coach Warner of Pittsburgh, Is sat isfied with the (physical condition of. Hto men. .Tack Sack will be in the Ilne-uo. The only doubtful position IS rigllt vacKit. wnit; oc.ucuuu .lit California in the big game of the son here.