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SPORTS T1TE COURIERJOURNAL, LOUISVILLE. SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1939. SPORTS SECTION 5 Around The Sports Clock Ncws of tI?tJ?d Bricf,y CourUr-sJournfti Staff WrlMr. Tlir. COURIER SPORTSMAN Let 's Hear No Crying About Our Quail Sport Average Only Wrong In Sington's Battiiig By TOMMY FITZGERALD. Courier. Journal Staff Writer. Like the gal who would be pretty if it weren't for her looks, the only thing wrong with Fred Sington's batting last season was his average of .254. Homeliness in batting averages, as in looks, frequently is only skin deep; beneath the unattractive batting mark, as well as beneath the ugly mug, redeeming qualities frequently shine. That's why the Colonels have abandoned intentions of sellirj Big Fred if they had a chance of recouping all or most of tha $10,000 they paid Brooklyn for him last season. "The only thing wrong with Sington's batting was his average," Bill Burwell, manager of the Colonels, emphasized at tha recent minor league meeting at Cincinnati. By KENNETH TAYLOR. Assistant Sports Editor. A national news service release here on the desk will bring home to you Kentucky quail hunters the point many of us have been making to you 'or a couple of years, about our being fortunate in having such grand quail shooting -sport. . The story is all about how the New York State Quail Farm at Middle Island, Long Island, has 3,600 young . quail, an 18-year rpmrri. which will be released in the spring to Basketball Morehead College lost two games to Ohio teams, bowing 43-38 to Alfred Holbrook and 36-29 to Wilmington. Western Teachers College opened its season with a 36-26 triumph over an alumni team. Transylvania met defeat in Ohio, falling before Miami 31-26. The University of Louisville was edged out by Kentucky Wesleyan 48-44 in an overtime game. The Wesleyans then lost to Xavier by 43-37. Murray opened its season by dropping a 32-23 verdict to Catcher Al Todd to the Chicago Cubs for Catcher Gus Mancuso and Pitcher Newel Kimball. The Philadelphia Athletics sent Outfielder Wally Moses to the Detroit Tigers for Infielder Benny McCoy and Pitcher George Coffman. Tennis A match between Don Budge, world's No. 1 pro, and Bobby Riggs, No. 1 amateur, was arranged for Louisville on December 21 at the Armory. Ted Olewine and Mary Hard-wick won singles titles of the Annandaie Club, Pasadena, Calif. Gene Mako and Wayne Sabin, two of the Nation's better players, were suspended from competition by the United States Lawn Tennis Association on charges they "violated amateur regulations." X f It." WW . Football The New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins, 9-7, and the Green Bay Packers conquered the Detroit Lions, 12-7, to win the Eastern and the Western divisional titles of the National Professional League and earn the right to meet for the world crown. Larry "Moon" Mullins resigned as coach at Loyola of New Orleans. William S. Langford resigned from the National Football Rules Committee because of ill health. Fred Davis, tackle from Louisville, was elected alternate captain for 1940 by his Alabama teammates. Tulane, co-champion of the Southeastern Conference, and Texas A. & M., titlist of the Southwest Conference, agreed to meet in the Sugar Bpwl game New Year's Day. Beverly "Jug" Varney and Benny Vaznelis were elected co-captains of the 1940 More-head College team. Missouri, Big Six Champion, and Georgia, co-titlist of the Southeastern Conference, were matched in the Orange Bowl game in Miami, Fla., on New Year's Day. Catholic University agreed to meet Arizona State College of restock up-State forests and Long Island and Westchester woodlands. The farm has enough quail, according to the story, "to keep hunters happy during future shooting seasons." The 3,600 quail would make only about a fourth of the plant which Kentucky's Division of Game and Fish and sportsmen's clubs made last spring. At that, there might be enough for New York hunters. Although the State is raising quail, the latest available information on its law does not show that there are any regulations on quail. Just a note to say that some New York areas have them. And many of you will recall how we've been "He batted only .254," Bill explained, "but he drove in 55 runs in 264 times at bat, a run-batting-in average of .203. Stan Spence, who led the Colonels in runs batted in, drove home only 70 in 485 times at bat for an average of .144. So, actually, Ra&ehall Bill Burwell, acting manager of the Louisville Colonels in 1939, was signed to a $6,000 contract to act as manager or coach in 1940. Commissioner K. M. Landis placed Robert S. Tarleton, director of minor league operations for the Chicago White Sox, on the ineligible list for an indefinite period. St. Paul acquired Outfielder Woody Abcrnathy from Knox-ville, Shortstop Jimmy Webb from Cleveland and Pitcher Lloyd Dietz from the Detroit Tigers. Pitcher Paul Derringer of Springfield, Ky., and Catcher Dick West of Louisville signed Cincinnati Red contracts. Pitcher Russ Bauers of the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered lacerations and a cut artery in an automobile accident. J. Harry Hannah was appointed manager of the Memphis Chicks and Hal Anderson was named pilot of the New Orleans Pelicans. Bruno Betzel, former manager of the Louisville Colonels, was reappointed manager of Bing-hamton of the Eastern League. The Milwaukee Brewers obtained Pitcher Jimmy DeShong from Newark and signed First Baseman Les Powers, a free agent. The Boston Bees traded Pitcher Jim Turner to the Cin-cinnti Reds for First Baseman Les Scarsella and cash, sent Pitcher Johnny Lanning to th- Pittsburgh Pirates for Pitcher Jim Tobin and cash, assigned Pitcher Danny MacFayden to the Pirates for Pitcher Bill Ms told that we should go about our conservation nroErram so that we would have plenty of game 'I avlor I and eood sport as Pennsylvanians have. Pennsyl vania's daily limit on quail is five and the season limit is 15 during t Sington was our leading driver in of runs despite the fact he had his worst year in minor league ball. "And looka here! Sington made only 67 hits in 264 tries, but his 67 hits totaled 129 bases, almost two bases for every hit. He made 17 doubles, three season that runs from November l to Novemper n. ine renn; sylvania Game Commission reported that last year 36,881 quail were killed. Kentucky planted almost half that many m approximately 9,000 pairs last spring and a large percentage of those pairs raicpH rnvpvs. Reports from all over Kentucky, where there is any kind of Fret! Sington triples and 13 home runs. "In addition, he gets around nrettv eood for such a his man suitable cover, are that quail are plenum!, ine euoris oi me suk ' and county and city conservation agencies have brought about that Tempe in the Sun Bowl tilt at condition and all sportsmen mean that the supply snau De Kept up Sn ipfs hear no more comDlaining about Kentucky's quail hunt- ins, nor any more comparisons. Not that we shouldn't look around, i parr, in? new methods and finding incentive to improve our sport, but let's realize that we are not the worst outdoor sports State in the Nation. The Sportsman Catches the Devil The Sportsman "caught the devil" last week from the conservation club in one county for referring to that county as having a plentiful supply of quail. The county has the birds, the sportsmen Stiff lii W(mrm and is an intelligent player, in the field, and on the bases. He's slow, but doesn't make many mistakes running the bases and afield, usually knows where to throw the ball. Although he hasn t a powerful arm, he surprises you sometimes with the speed and accuracy of his throws. "Sington was a leading batter in every minor league in which he had played until last season. If he can do as well as he did with .254 average, what would he do with, say, just a .290 average? "Until last season his only worry was how much over .300 h would bat. He may have a great year next season. At least, tha records show he's too valuable to let go. "Maybe it was a break for us he batted only .254. If he had done better, he might have been drafted." BREESE, IRWIN SOLD Two players who were with the Colonels at the start ef last season were sold Saturday to the Little Rock Club of the Southern Association. The Colonels sold Eldon "Bid" Breese to the Traveler! and the Boston Red Sox, who had recalled him, sold Infielder Tommy Irwin to them. Both Breese and Irwin finished last season with Little Rock. Breese, cntcher-infielder-outfieldcr, will be Little Rock's first-string catcher, according to Roy L. Thompson, president of the club. Breese batted .277 for the Travelers. Irwin, who played shortstop for Milwaukee in 1938. but whom the Colonels converted into a third baseman, is figured to be Little Rock's regular shortstop, replacing the veteran Bernie Snyder. Irwin last season requested his transfer to Little Rock because ha desired to play shortstop instead of third base. He was a victim here of two "local" boys making good, "Junie" Andres of Jeffer-sonville, Ind., at third and the fixture, "Peewee" Reese, at shortstop. Irwin hit .299 for Little Rock. down there make no attempt to deny it. But the county, they say, has gotten more than its share of visiting quail hunters this year and the experiences with some of the nimrods haven't been pleasant. The county club has worked hard on its conservation program, but feels that unless the hunters play fair with the landowners and unless some of the hunting load is taken off, the landowners and the sportsmen will have to resort to posting the land. The Sportsman didn't mean to bring a cavalcade into the county. It is regrettable that, with such widespread satisfactory hunting conditions, hunters cannot spread out the hunting load and cannot show the landowner the consideration he deserves. Satisfying to Them At the risk of having the clubs in Grayson and Hardin County El Paso, Texas, New Year s Day after the invitation had been declined by Rutgers University. Eddie Anderson, Iowa coach, was named the "coach of the year" in a Nation-wide poll. Edwin Collins, 18, St. Benedict's, N. J., prep school player, had his left leg amputated above the knee as a result of an injury suffered in a game in October. Herb Kopf signed a five-year contract as athletic director and football coach at Manhattan College. Midshipman Richard Foster was elected captain on the 1940 Navy eleven. Boston College accepted a bid to play against Clemson in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas, Texas, New Year's Day. James Brakefield was named captain of the Centre College team for 1940. Ray Flaherty signed a Washington Redskin contract to manage the team for five years. Miscellaneous The loft of G. Hillenbrand, with 189 points, won top honors in the Falls Cities Combined Association's second annual racing pigeon show. Cara Nina Mia, a 10-month-old Chihuahua owned by Mrs. Charles Dobbs, was judged best among 165 puppies in the Louisville Kennel Club's annual match. Sl.l.-l.h-lilih! riding his neck before another week is out, The Sportsman prints this picture of Henry A. Stockdale and Lee Clark of Louisville, who hunted in Grayson near Leitchfield and in Hardin near Solway. They got 32 birds in two days, 16 birds under the limit, but entirely satisfactory to them. Swift and cash, and signed Pitcher Dick Coffman, a free agent. The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs swapped even on their regular shortstops, the Tigers getting Dick Bartell and the Bruins receiving Billy Rogell. Burleigh Grimes, former manager of the Louisville Colonels, was released as pilot of Montreal of the International League. The Chicago White Sox traded Outfielder Gerald Walker to the Washington Senators for Outfielder Taft Wright and Pitcher Pete Appleton. The American League chose Joe Cronin of the Boston Red Sox to pilot its 1940 All-Star team after killing the rule designating the pennant-winning manager of the previous year as the leader. The Louisville Colonels got Shortstop Woody Williams on option from the Brooklyn Dodgers in part payment for "Pee-wee" Reese. The Chicago White Sox swapped Outfielder Rip Rad-cliff to the St. Louis Browns foi Outfielder Julius Solters, and sold Infielder Marv Owen to the Boston Red Sox. The Brooklyn Dodgers traded Gophers Win Over Dakotans Horse Racing J. H. "Bud" Stoler announced his resignation as trainer of Alfred Vanderbilt'a horses. Ninety-four horses were nominated for the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap. Tycoon, 4-year-old gelding, owned by Colonial Farm. Louisville, won first prize in the $500 stake for junior five-gaited horses at the Chicago Interna tional Horse Show. He also took third in the $500 (.elding stake. Golf Charley Kocsis, Walker Cup golfer, will turn pro and follow the winter tournament circuit. Gordon Guernsey was elected president of the Crescent Hill Club. Boxing Henry Armstrong signed to defend his welterweight title against Tcdro Montanez in a 15-round test January 24 in New York. Lew Feldman won a 10-round decision from Bucky Taylor. Leo Rodak boxed his way to a one-sided 10-round decision over Dave Castilloux, Canadian lightweight champion. Roscoe Toles was awarded a technical knockout when Charley Bclanger failed to come up for the seventh round. Gunnar Barlund punched out a decisive ten-round victory over Eddie Simms. Sammy Angott, No. 1 lightweight challenger, lost a split decision to Davey Day. field goals and a free throw to ea into a 20-19 lead. Don Smith, Gopher forward, then dropped in a long hot and Minnesota led from there on. Minneapolis, Dec. 9 The University of . Minnesota basketball team had Us shortcomings here tonight and also considerable misgiving before it defeated South Dakota State, 38-30, for its second victory in as many starts this Fairview of the Ben Franklin League became the fourth team to qualify for the final roll-off of The Courier-Journal Bowling Tournament by winning the Fifth Avenue Recreation division of the meet. The Gophers piled up an early Com to C.ooke Pnnliar for thm llet L'ted Car Deal In Town, for: Factory Precision Repair Work (Santa Item) COOKE-PONTIAC CO. M9 So. Srd Vied Car Lot Mb S. Jrd advantage but saw it vanish with repeated miscues. After trailing 19-15 in the first half, South Dakota dropped in two RING ROUNDUP Dell Back In Ring Togs To Prep Heavy Protege I it - , r .v ! iS i I ... r 5 ( , r -i r ." 1 x S ! v JRy IIEGGY DENT. Courirr-Journal Staff Writer. there are many Tucker fans over I negotiable on the Hoosier's chance in New Albany who will lay in the bout set for December 18. After 14 years out of the ring. Jimmy Dell again has donned his fighting togs. It couldn't be said, as is customary, that he "dug out the old togs," for an expanding The Finger workouts now are conducted in the privacy of a hide-away gymnasium with Dell putting over his pointers from tne receiving end. Trainer and pupil just simply got tired of having the regular gymnasium hangers-on watching Ernie work then running across to New Albany to tell Bill and his clan all about it. As the defenses shape up Tucker midsection took care of that. But Jimmy got back in the harness the better to bring his heavyweight protege, Ernie Finger, along for his "local natural" r 3 X ' i,' r battle with New Albany's Bill Tucker. But how to beat Tucker isn't h- the only perplexity in the life of1-- " f jubilant Jimmy. "I was im- E , Reduce the usual "warm-up" time your motor requires on cold crisp mornings. Use Aetna Fennzip Wcatherized Gasoline! . . . Cut the costly drain on your battery by getting your motor started instantly. Use Aetna Fennzip Weatherized Gasoline! ... Get more power, pep and pick-up in ANY weather. Use Aetna Pennzip Weatherized Gasoline! At all Aetna Dealers. pressed," he said, "when I read 'Life Begins At 40 until I remembered an older article on 'The Average Age of a Fighter is 42'." 1 will depend on crowding Ernie, just like John Blaskey did when he tangled with Finger only to lose. Ernie likely will try to develop a straight right with which he has accounted for several knockouts. But behind it all Jimmy Dell is working as seriously as he ever did for his own fights to put Finger over in this one. Clubs Harpoon Taxes. Wrestling and boxing clubs are all steamed up about the opening of the State Legislature. Not thst any of the purveyors of grapple and slug are planning to lobby, but the occasion always serves as Looking: to Liie After 40. Henry A. Stockdale and Lee Clark Bit of News From Here ami There V Mow Jimmy will be 40 years i J v v -I Shelby County has gone about its quail restocking program old come April 29. According to the best of his calculations ' that would give him just two t V" years to enjoy the life that be-1 f gins after 40. But that's a minor NT methodically. When the birds were released this spring, 250 of them were banded. If the hunters will return the bands as they take them from birds they kill and send them to James Guthrie, secretary of the Shelby County Game and Fish Protective Association, they will help determine the kind of cover Shelby County quail IS peek. Next spring" the club can plant birds near that kind of an opportunity to bring up the cover, or perhaps provide more cover . . . -George C. Sims and multiple taxes that burden promotion in the ring sports. lass . They point to the fact that they detail in the life of this enthusiastic ring patron. For it was boxing that gave him his health in the first place. It all began back in 1920 when the world wa3 at peace, but there was plenty of fighting in the United States Navy, at least of the fistic variety. He did his turn for the flagship California after learning the rudiments of self defense and handed his ship a neat 25 victories in All-Navy pay the State two taxes, a $300 license fee, plus 5 per cent on Bronson Teater of Harrodsburg got a pleasant surprise on their quail hunting trip into Laurel County near East Bernstadt. They got 42 in two days, whereas last year they bagged only 15 in the Fame section in the same time . . . The latest type of illegal fishing has been found in Georgia tractor fishing. Rangers of the wildlife division have reported that about 2,000 pounds of bass, bream and jack fish were taken from a pond on Seventeen Mile Creek near everything that goes through the gate. Then off comes a take to Atlanta after a huge tractor-operated pump had emptied the pond (C.-J. Photo. pay the Athletic Commissioner appointed doctor, timekeeper and referee. This in addition to 20 per cent amusement tax on all elimination matches. His only loss was to one Nate Goldman. Six persons were arrested . . . Hunters in Boyle and surrounding counties continue to report better than usual success . . . The Louisville National Rifle Club boys are going in for a bit of shooting in the back. Their Tuesday nipht match is ten shots prone, ten sitting and five standing at the back side of the target. Any sights may be tickets over 50 cents. Seems that Uncle Sam was the You Punch lo Body This Way, Big Boy After It years out of the ring Jimmy Doll tlonnetl fiphtinp; togs to workout with his heavyweight protege Ernie Finger. Jimmy goes through an exercise designed to show Ernie how to dish out the body originator of the "blitzkrieg" type of warfare rather than the Nazis, As Dell described these fights. n SPECIAL c TURKEY c 35 35 "the bouts were only of four rounds, but you had to put 10 rounds in those four. His go with DINNER Goldman went two extra rounds used, but why any? . . . Jimmy Kane won the Louisville Junior Rifle Club's weekly match at the Armory with a 180-200 on five shots at each of the prone, kneeling, sitting and offhand positions. The other scores: R. H. Mclntyre, 170; John Stites, 166; Cary Peter, 166; Louis Seelbach. 130. and James Goff, 73. Central Coaches Busy Prepping for Opener Served Noon and Evening WEDXESDAYS & SATURDAYS THRU DECEMBER Amazons Win, Tie for Title Stop your car 4 to 223 feet quicker in emergency. Use U. S. Royal Master Tires . . Give your family the greatest available safety vrtiile driv- before the latter wa3 declared victor. Nate later went East and beat the best, including Lew Ten-dler, top ranking lightweight at the time. The Amazons tied Masonic Home for the championship of the No. 1 League of the Jefferson County Girls' Field Hockey Association by downing Ormsby Village 3-1 Saturday at Seneca Park. Had Ups, Downs In Final. A campaign on the West Coast FREE PARKING ACROSS STREET MILLER'S CAFETERIA 429 S. 2d St. Clostd Sundays Use U. S. Royal Master By VICTOR K. PERRY, Courier-Journal Staff Writer. followed the Navy battling, be UU4 VV1 The game, the final on the regular schedule, gave the Amazons a record of five victories and one tie in their six games. The tie was with Masonic in the first test of the season. fore the Louisville ringster returned home. He had only a few tussles here, losing to Frankie Jones and beating Bobby Bridges Tires . . . Save money by getting greater tire mileage. Use U. S. Royal Master Tires . At all Aetna Dealers. and Johnny Carson before his last and most eventful struggle. St. Matthews Funeral Home 3711 Lexington Road BElmont 3900 A playoff between the Masons' and Amazons is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday at Seneca Park. The association's annual banquet, at which awards are to be distributed, is scheduled Saturday. Co-Captain Ann Dumesnil tallied all three of the Amazon goals. The Villagers got the jump in the first five minutes on Virginia 1939 Aetna O.i service It was with Howard McLain and for Jimmy, was an up and down affair, according to his best recollection Jimmy was down more than he was up. That was in 1925. J. B. RATTERMAN. JR. CAHL B. RATTF.RMAN Coach W. L. Kean and James Anderson of Central High are busy trying to get their charges ready for their first game with Evansville High Friday night in the Central gym. Anderson, who was transferred this fall from Jackson Junior to Central, has had con-Fiderable experience in coaching basketball in North Carolina before coming to the Louisville system. He has been drilling a froup of prospects for the past three weeks. Last Tuesday, Coach Kean and several members of the football squad joined the group. Lettermen from last year are Dan White, Nelson Clay, Booker Thornton, John Keedy, Daniel Calloway and James Ford. Other likely prospects include R. Golden, Charles Young, Christopher Anderson, Billie Harris and Howard Anglin. The Downtown Reds Girls Athletic Club, which made quite a name for themselves during the summer months with their championship softball team, hope to put a high caliber basketball team on the hardwood. The girls are practicing regularly at Jackson Junior High under the coaching of William Roberts. The team has already booked several out of town games. Skaggs' hit but Ann tied the fcoic .- i v. So now the gob after low these many years is back serving as a sparring mate for his pride and joy. Jimmy really is serious about the chances of Finger going places, although most of the local fight patronage is a little dubious of the big boy's future. In fact, in the same period, sent the Amazons ahead in the second and clinched the victory with another goal in the third. Besides Miss Dumesnil, other Amazon stars were Kitty Lee Honaker, Helen Hardy, Rosalind McMeekin and Joyce Lindsay.

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