Clipped From Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Four Nations Represented with offers from all over the world to come and defend his new title. Tour Cancelled Editor's Note: This release release is printed in full. Please see Sport Spiel above. ANCHORAGE, (Special)— Four nations will be repre sented and two internationa,, , championships will be at! mam m this country and try I stake Feb. 16-17 when Great-!to regain his championship. er Anchorage, Inc., presents ™* ; - r; "" K "" f """ rh ° ""'"' the opening event of the 1960 International Fur Rendezvous. William Strandberg, GA! I . Thesz recently cancelled a 11 tour of Africa in order to re-j president, announced that Edouard Edouard Carpentier, the fabulous Frenchman who reigns as heavyweight champion of the world, has been signed to defend defend his title Feb. 16 against loquacious Wild Red Berry from Pittsburg, Kan., whose performance Nov. 28 resulted Their title bout was the only meeting between these two fast wrestlers. "We consider ourselves very fortunate," William Strandberg Strandberg commented today, "to sign with a champion of Carpentier's Carpentier's caliber. He and Szabo, Szabo, with Berry and Wilson, make up one of the finest cards ever seen in Anchorage." Anchorage." Count William Varga, the current Alaska champion, will in a return engagement to Anchorage. Berry was in Fair- ] ° e ; erl banks Nov. 30. | date > Strandberg added, Tag Match i The following night, Feb.; 17, Carpentier and the perenial ] favorite of Anchorage fans, Hungarian Sandor Szabo, will put up their TV tag teamj championship against ^JTTTTT /^ rough-house tactics of Berry! I / l/i/ I ,/f |T)»1I|C and Canadian Bob "Legs"!*-'" \^UIIljJUO Wilson. Pocock Gets Boot From Szabo and Wilson will mee in a one-fall, 30-minute time limit match preliminary to the Canpentier-Berry bout. Iron man Szabo will then re-enter the ring as referee for the championship match. Carpentier, who catapultec to international fame with his gyrations as a member of the French Olympic team, has brought a new excitement to big time wrestling with the kind of tactics first employed in the ring by Antonio Rocca —but improved upon by the acrobatic Frenchman. "Half Bird" Bruised and beaten opponents opponents of the flying Frenchman Frenchman swear that he is half bird. Eddie Quinn, the Canadian Canadian promoter who brought Carpentier to this country, re calls in Wrestling Revue, "The first time Isaw him he was soaring across the mat from eight feet high. He had leaped off the top rope in the opposite opposite corner. When he landed on the other guy, it was pure SEATTLE, Feb. 9, (j?)—The I murder!" Carpentier, who won his title from Lou Thesz, promises to be one of the most popular champions ever to wear the crown. He has been deluged University of Washington and George Pocock, nationally known builder" of racing shells, are going to sever territorial relations. The 68-year-old boat builder confirmed today he had been asked to remove his boat shop from the campus because of terprises the university grounds. Pocock, who came to rule prohibiting private en- rprises from operating on the university in 1912, has built shells for virtually every college college crew and for 25 years was boatman for U. S. Olym- pic rowing teams, Nelson Wahlstr'om, U. W. comptroller, explained the| school's position: "Our talks with the Pococks have been entirely friendly. We know the contributions George and Stan (his son) have made to rowing here. But the Pocock production has grown to large proportions, and most of it is outside business. business. For many years there las been a regulation prohibiting prohibiting private enterprise from operating on the campus." The move is to be completed completed by the end of next year. Pocock said he has made no definite plans for the iiture.