Clipped From The Daily Mail
take on the figures not Fans Get Rougher Than k Near-Riot At State Armory The 1953 aagerstown wrestling season started off with Jang last night when the grappling show at the State Armory ended up iif a chair-tossing, near riot. The unscheduled action took dace during the feature match which ended in a disqualification victory for Pat O'Connor over -lar.s Schmidt of Germany. It all started prior to the match faced the wrong the National An- when Schmidt direction when them was played. From then on, the fans threw everything from insults to chairs at Schmidt. Whether he did it deliberately or not no one can sa, but it didn't go down any too good with the crowd and once the German bruis- er ' started his rough tactics on O'Connor and failed to heed the referee warnings, the crowd start- ed to take matters into their own hands. Afterwards in the dressing room it was learned that Hans Schmidt is partially- deaf and did not bear the announcement as to where the flag was amid the dir. and uproar of the crowd. He also apologized to Promoter Zacko when taken to task, and every one present in the dressing room. him and Awarded the match to O'Connor. Schmidt seemingly lost his head and knocked DePaula asid* .and started to rain blows on the down O'Connor. With that the crowd started hurling chairs into the ring, both wrestlers forgot their business and started to punches with the result that the Armory was a bedlam. A police escort saw to it that both grapplers reached their dres- sing room, but it was Â»n angry mob that followed Schmidt down the aisle until the door was slammed in their faces for protec- tion. From the start it was a match and neither grappler would yield an inch and treated fire fire. As for the balance of the Promoter Zacko is to be compli- mented. In the opening bout Ace Freeman and Al.Kashey went full 30 minutes to draw. As predicted the bout practically stole the show. Chuck Morgan gained the de- cision over Tony MarMnelli in rkne i W f The climax came Schmidt putting the when with "burn" on O'Connor with a half strangle hold and at the same time walloping bim with fist and fore arm blows as Referee DePaula disqualified minutes with a series m fore blows followed by a body press and Roland Meeker pinned the shoulders of Farmer Mack in minutes with a series of head! scissors. - A capacity house was on hand for the opening attraction of the new year.