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SPORTS THE COURIERJOURNAL, LOUISVILLE, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER . 4, 1948. SPORTS SECTION 2 Only Man In Sports Paid Less Than Boxing Referee Is Judge He Doesn't Even Get Car Fare It has been suggested by some of our ring worms that - the state boxing commissioner drop our boxing judges in the - nearest pond and assign to the referee the task of awarding all fight decisions. . . . The mitt writers agree that this i would end some of the confusion around ringside. . . , But : before the step is taken let's clear up a few matters of . interest among the boys in the back row. . . . How much do these fight judges get for their time and efforts? , . . Not a : dime. . . . And how much do these referees get for perspir-z ing through a long, hard main-go featuring two plug-uglies? .... Seven bucks and car fare. ... The exact sum is $7.50. . . . No other professional sport on earth pays so little for so much. The judges should be excused, or paid for their time. And if they are excused the referee should be paid a sum in keeping with the responsibility of his assignment. . , High schools with $40 houses pay $12 and more. for basketball referees. Colleges pay $15, $25 and $40 for cage officials. . . . Yet our ring moguls sanction fights . between men drawing $300 or more each,-before a paid gate of $3,000 or more, and set aside $7 for. the man who presides over the match, and, with two unpaid helpers, decises which man won. If the promoters in Kentucky cannot afford to pay more thanthis for the services of men who hold the game's' future -in their hands, it may be that the State's "take" is too high. ... It's worth . talking about, anyway, before the party gets too rough. v MORE Who's Protecting: Whom? So the dream race of the year 1 between America's mighty Citation and Australia's scintillating Shannon II will not take place at Tanforan as , planned. ... The Australian racer was withdrawn , from the $50,900 handicap shortly after his purchase by a group of Americans headed by Kentucky's Leslie Combs II. . . . "That race stacked up as the first real good international race we've ;had," moaned one hardboot yesterday. "Citation vs. Shannon If. The stars of two continents. What " do you think those people in Australia are going 4 to say they'll say we bought Shannon II just to 'keep him out of that race, Theyll say we did it i to protect Citation's record, that's what!" . . . And rvou can bet they 'will,, in spite of Neil McCarthy's v statement yesterday that it was he, not the syndicate, who made the decision. He said he did it because the racer he had just sold 'was assigned 127 pounds and Citation only 123 (under weight for age tables). . . . No matter how you look at it, the move was a poor one. . . . Race fans here, who believe Citation is the greatest horse that ever lived, feel that Shannon II was Withdrawn to protect him from embarrassment, just as the Australians will feel that it was Citation who was protected. , . . Offhand we would ; say that the prize being protected is a little matter of $300,000 ' paid for Shannon II. ... Who wants $300,000 running around a -bumpy old race track for $10,000 second money, when there are stud fees of $5,000 each waiting in line down in Old Kentucky, with no risks involved? ;. Mr. Wright Goes to Hollywood Young Man Going West Congratulations to Eastern Kentucky's big center, Paul Wright. . . . Paul has been chosen to play on the American amateur football squad in the World's amateur football championship series at Hollywod, Cal, December 18, 19, 20. . . . 'Paul is a senior from South Shore, Ky. . . . Other .teams in the meet i will come from Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii. y Help, Help! An independent basketball team worthy . of any senior oDDonent is" Bobby Stamper's outfit at Morehead. . . . Another isBob Buck's basket bashers at Ferguson. . . . Gil Ferguson, 2753 Dumesnil Street, Louisville, is coach of an excellent independent quint. . . Ed William at Mt. Sterling hasn't completed his schedule". Tell him Ruby sent you. - . And the American Legion bunch at Franklin, under , Frank T. Etscorn, has a few open dates. v my Paul Wright ; motto is only half correct, but the truth of the last half makes up 1 for the inaccuracy of the first, and we hope they get a lot of books. - The motto is, "An educated mind is a free mind; and a free mind makes a good citizen. ... If you have some books call CLay 5249. j. Mr. Hornsby To settle an argument down at Auburn between Lake Marbury and his pals, Rogers Hornsby played with St. Louis, rNew York, Boston, and Chicago in the National League, and .St. .Louis in the American. . . . He managed the Cardinals, Braves, Cubs, and Browns. x . . '1 i Three-Day Sale of Tickets ' ?- U.K.-Notre Dame Ducats This is for F. Witten of Henryville, Ind., Donald W. Turner, Bromley, Ky., Sterling King of Bonnieville, ? Ky., and several others who have written, as well as several hundred who surely will write if we don't get this in the paper soon Tickets to the U.K.-Notre Dame basketball game at the Armory on SJanuary 29 may be bought three days before the game is played. sHalf of those left from the advance sale, which has closed, will be ? offered the public at the Armory, and naif 'will be offered in Lexington. .... This also is true of tickets for the DePaul game on December 8 and the Tulane tussle on December 22. I State High Tourney The "How Boys? say don't overlook Cen-j tral City, St. Xavier and Shelbyville in the next State High School Basketball Tournament, March 17, 18, and 19. . . . Tickets for this j shindig will go on sale about the middle of February at Sutcliffe's. ( All schools winning regional honors will be given extra allotments. BMjKKSI1"1111'' "' mgUmm .II1IIIIIIIIi"1 IMIIIIIH1HSm110IJIIIIIII"IJJ I Ill"""" ' ......... -x-. TV -1-:-'K' ZT'" t ft " J1' J I t JrSi " ; , COMPARING TROPHIES Harold "Bunky" Gruner I j" ; (left) and Roy Burks, Manual halfbacks, traded comment on the trophies they were awarded at the Manual ban-; quet last night Gruner', who was elected Crimson captain, was given the Most Valuable Player award while Burks received the Hasenour Trophy for the leading scorer. L. Combs Book Club The Katanga Club, one of Louisville's athletic and social clubs for young folks, has ODened a drive for old books. ... Their Courier-Journal Phole. Citation Wins 13th Race In Row Calumet Champ's Earnings Rise To 833,350 By HAL WOOD San Bruno, Cal., Dec. 3 (UP) The great Citation, running on. a muddy track, romped to his 13th consecutive victory here today as he breezed to a length and one-half win in the $5,000 Challenge Purse with a creditable time of 1:12 for the six furlongs. Ridden by Jockey Eddie Ar-caro, Citation took things easy and was content to breeze along with the pack until the head of the stretch. At that time, Bold Gallant, with Johnnie Longden up, was in' front by two lengths. But Arcaro let Citation out then, and when they rounded the turn, the Calumet star shot past the other four horses in the field as - though they were standing still. Bold Gallant finished second and Barsard third. Grand-pere and M'Dearsy were the other horses in the field of five. NO S H O The heavy betting all was on Citation and Tie paid off at $2.20 to win,, and $2.10 to place. There wras no show pool. Bold Gallant paid $2.20 to place. The win, Citation's 26th in 28 starts in two years of racing, brought his total earnings to $833,350, . His next outing here will be December 11 in the $50,000 Tanforan Handicap at a mile and one-quarter, in which he again will be a prohibitive betting favorite. Citation's opposition today was mostly of the mediocre type and did not give the wonder horse much in the way of competition. The five horses broke even from the gate. Bold Gallant jumped into a two-length- lead, with the other four running even. Citation on the outside. The field stayed that way until the head of the stretch when Citation was let out. ' BACKED An odd feature of the betting was the fact that there was $12,000 bet on Citation to place before there was $1,000 bet to win on the entire race. Despite the odds-on favoritism of Citation there was no minus pool. Citation's last defeat was April 12, 1948, in his first start with Arcaro up. In that six-furlong outing, he was nipped by Saggy at Havre De Grace. After the race Jockey Arcaro said "it was easy. "He won easily. Turning for home was when he really ran the best. We wanted to win as easily as possible without pushing too much." Trainer Jimmy Jones said that the horse "is now ' completely ready." Jones said that after the Tanforan Handicap, Citation would be shipped to Santa-Anita to run in the $100,000 maturity. It is possible that the horse also may run in one or two "prep" handicaps while there. After that he will be shipped to Florida. . For Comedy, Those Globe Those Harlem Globe Trotters were in town again last night and to find a more entertaining basketball exhibition of comedy and skill you'd have to do quite a bit of globe-trotting yourself. They apparently are their own best advertisement. In two appearances here last season, they drew 7,600 and 7,200. Last night, they attracted 'the largest crowd of all. The house was overstuffed with around 8.000. ' The Globe Trotters, who beat the Philadelphia Spahs 42-31, were just part, however, of a sports circus that was entertaining all the way through. GOOD ALL WAY In the first game of the basketball part of the program, the Kansas City Monarchs won from the New York Nationals 44-42 on a crip by Wilber King with about 19 seconds 'left to play. Jack Tingle, former University .'Bunky' Gruner To Head Reds Next Season Harold "Bunky" Gruner was elected captain of the 1949 Manual football team at a banquet sponsored by the Alumni Association last night at the Brown Hotel. Gruner-also received the Most Valuable Player award given by the 1922 Manual team. The presentation was made by George Miller. Marvin Satterly and Jim Proffitt were elected alternate captains. Roy Burks, was presented the Hasenour Trophy. A radio dramatization, "The Manual Story,. 1948" was broadcast by Don Hill over WAVE. The skit re-enacted events in the Reds' perfect season with Manual players, coaches and alumni participating. E. P. White was master of cere monies. K.M.I. Grid Banquet Scheduled for Tonight The annual Kentucky Military Institute football banquet will be held at 6:30 tonight at the Seel-bach Hotel. -i The principal speaker will be James'Head of Birmingham, Ala., who has had, three sons play football for the Cadets. if ff 'H --f t J ANOTHER GIRL for the Tom Harmons, Kelly Jean Harmon, 3 weeks old, makes her debut before the camera with father, mother, and 3-year-old sister, Sharon. Mrs. Harmon is the former actress Elyse Knox. . New Thoroughbred -Jockey Sits Uneasily In Saddle Thi i another lary in a eri on hntkrtball prospect at Kentucky college. The Murray Thoroughbreds have a new jockey this season, Harlan Hodges from Southern Illinois University, and he's sitting uneasily in the saddle, wondering what to expect. As his basketball charges prepared to come out of the starting gate in their opener last night against Kentucky Wesleyan, Hodges admitted he was a good mile and an eighth away from knowing what kind of team he has. Instead of the jockey whispering encouragement into the Thoroughbred's ear it was the Thoroughbred who was telling the jockey. "I'm new here," Coach Hodges said, "so I couldn't say how our team compares with last year's. The boys, however, tell me they think they have just as good a team." V Although he has been impressed with his team's ability to score in. practice, he feels his prospects aren't good enough for the league he's in. He fears that Ohio Valley Conference foes like Louisville, Western and Eastern have too much for him. Murray won only 12 and lost 10 last season and its stellar performer for four years, Red Reagan, is gone. A Murray team without Reagan seems strange. He was the greatest point-getter in the school's history. Hodges has a squad of 10 let-termen and 10 freshmen. The boy he thinks could make the difference between a mediocre Murray Skill You Just Can't Beat Trotters Spahs Couldn't of Kentucky star, led the New York team with 18 points. Even without the basketball games, it would have been a delightful program. Between halves of the first game, Jacques Cordon, French unicyclist, put on a juggling act on his one-wheeler worth top billing in .old vaudeville. Then up popped "Mat Patnik, the baseball comedian, with the Spahs. Dressed in a Gay Nineties bathing suit and rubber bathing cap, he went through unbelievable contortions shooting a basketball. You couldn't keep from laughing. , . Topping the program was a table tennis exhibition between Doug Cartland and Harry Cook that was as amazing as it was funny. Getting back to the Globe Trotters, those fellows are just about the best ballhandlers you ever saw. The Trotters stuck to their knitting seriously until occasions when they'd have a big enough lead to give the customers a little show. SOME ACT Marquest Haynes put . on a, dribbling act you'd never forget. Sweetwater Clifton handled the ball as if it were a pea. The celebrated Goose Tatum was handicapped by a bad ankle and 8 to 11 P.M. FONTAINE FERRY and Us 4th RINKS tmsGb annus wit?rn- By TOMMY FITZGERALD. team and a good one is inactive at present with an injured knee. He is Don Williams, 6-foot, 4-inch sophomore from Pinckney-ville, I1L KNEW HIM "He played little last season," Hodges said," but I remembered him from up in Illinois when my Frankfort.111., high school teams played against him. He was quite a player then. So when I came to Murray, I began working on him right away. His play until he was hurt was really marvelous. We Murray Tops Wesleyan - 4 - Murray, Ky., Dec. 3 (JT) Murray State College's Thoroughbreds opened their basketball season here tonight by edging Kentucky Wesleyan 56-49. The Wesleyan Panthers from Winchester grabbed an early lead but two minutes before the first half ended Murray forged ahead 28-27. Forward Rex Alexander sank two goals to put Murray in front. The lead changed hands frequently in the second half. Little Bennie PurcelL 150-pound Murray guard, led the Thoroughbreds with 10 points. Forward Glenn Cassell of Wesleyan was high-point man of the game with 13. Lineups: Wesleyan f g ft pf Murray Wheeler i 2 0 0 Herrolf I O 0 o Cassell 1 11 Snow f 12 1 Snerieear e . 4 1 1 Dewee c ? ? Le Forge S 3 0 5 Stephenson g 4 1 1 Wood g 4 4 5 Frank 1-c 12 0 Maean g 0 0 1 Cavender g 4 O 1 Curtis g 10 0 Alexander t- 3 4 2 Christopher e 1 1 4 Loughary 2 0 2 Purcell C 4 2 2 Totals 21 TIT Totals 2114 10 . Half-time score: Murray 28, Wesleyan 27. was not up to par, but he still gave a good show. In the closing minutes the Trotters began playing football and baseball with the basketball. Yes, sir, they can do everything with a basketball even play football and baseball with it. Illini Tips Butler 67-62 Champaign, 111., Dec. 3 (TP) Wally Osterkorn pumped in 27 points to lead Illinois over Butler 67-62 in the mini's basketball opener tonight. The big center's output was the greatest since- Andy Phillip dumped in 40 for Illinois against Chicago in 1943. We'll charge if while you wait! BE SURE OF fast starts every time. It takes but a few minutes to bring your battery up to par with our new fast charger. mm Ataaciated Prcu Wlrcphot. expect to have him back after Christmas." Taking the place of Williams is 6-foot 7-inch Melvin DeWeese, who lives at Bardwell. Ky., but who played for St. Mary's of Paducah, Ky. He's green now, but Hodges is confident he'll be quite a player in a couple of years. FROM VALLEY Other Murray starters against Wesleyan were a couple of veteran forwards Juniors Charles Snow and Zadia Herrold and a pair of sophomore guards, Don Stephenson from Valley Station, Ky., and Charles McKee. Hodges said his reserves are "about as good" as his starters and this protection relieves him of 8t least one concern. Hodges, who is 45. has been coaching 21 years. His basketball teams have won about three-fourths of their games. Before going to Southern Illinois U., he coached football and basketball at West Frankfort, 111., High. Twice he brought his football team to Louisville to play Male High. That was during the days Abe Addams was starring for Male. "They had as good a high school football team as I've ever seen," he remarked. Murray's schedule brings the Thoroughbreds to Louisville twice for a meeting with U. of L. on January 28 and for the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament February 23-26. Their schedule the rest of the season follows: Dec. 4 at Austin-Pea v; Dec. at Cape Girardeau: Dec. JO Middle Tennessee, home; Dec 11 at Tennessee Tech; Dec. 16 Austin-Peay. home: Dec. 17 Delta State, home; Dec. 29-Jan. 1 Midwest Tournament, Terre Haute. Ind : Jan. 5 at Middle Tennessee: Jan. 8 Eastern, home; Jan. 11 Evansville, home; Jan. 13 Tennessee Tech. home; Jan. 15 at E-astem; Jan. n at Marshall: Jan. is at Morehead: Jan. 22 Morehead. home; Jan. 25 Cape Girardeau, home: Jan. 24 at Louisville; Feb. 2 Memphis State, home; Feb. 5 at Western: Feb. 8 Louisville, home; Feb. 10 at Evansville; Feb. 14 Western, home: Feb. let at Memphis State: Feb. 23-26 Ohio Valley Tournament at Louisville. fey $ J If Jfy y After th rodeo El y eniy EARIY TIMES lf Mearty-M-bodied mliM MUm ' KENTUCKY STRAIgHT BOURBON aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa- -aaaB , This whisky is 5 years old 90 proof EARLY TIMES OiTtILLEICY COMPANY LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Hickman Hopes" Script Not Lost V. L., Indiana State to Replay National Meet Final Tonight By TOMMY FITZGERALD. The championship game of the National basketball tournament at Kansas City , last March will be re-enacted at 8:30 tonight at .the Armory and Coach Peck Hickman hopes his University of Louisville boys haven't lost the script. . The Cardinals oppose Indiana practice before I decide what th State, the team they beat 82-70 rest of my team will be." Peck in a furious, wild-scoring battle said. "I don't know right now for fee N.A.I.B. title. , whether to go for height or for The cast of characters is prac- speed." tically the same. Louisville has lost only one regular from its championship squad, Dee Comp-ton, but has an even better fellow taking his place, it is thought, in 6-foot 5-inch Truett DeMoisey. STRONGER Indiana State has lost only a coach, Johnny Wooden, and a reserve forward. Actually, it has gained in playing strength since Jim Hans, its regular center until he quit the squad at midterm last season is back and is giving Dan Dimich a hard way to go to keep his job. ; ' - Wooden has gone to U.C.L.A. to coach, but his successor, John Longfellow, knows his way around, having achieved a remarkable record at Elkhart, Ind., High. The boy who had Hickman tossing in "his sleep last night is Duane Klueh, who scored 25 points in that final game and who was selected the most valuable player in the tournament. He averaged about 18 points a game last season. He amassed 608 i points as the Sycamores were J romping to 27 victories in 34 games. UNORTHODOX '"He has an unorthodox shot that defies guarding," Peck said. I don't know who to put on him. He may force me to change my whole line-up. I've been trying to use three big men for greater rebounding strength, but I may have to fall back on more of my smaller boys to match their speed and to have somebody in there who can stay with this Klueh." Peck said Louisville will have the advantage in height, but is afraid the Sycamores might have more speed. ' "Boy, I mean to tell you that they'll run and -shoot with you," he said. "They might be in better shape that us, too. They have three games, under their belts and have won them all while we've played only one easy game." With Klueh at forward on the Indiana team is Don McDonald, who will be starting his 60th straight game ovr a three-year span. It'll be either Hans or Dimich at center. Bobby Royer, another all NAIB player, and Lenny Rzeszewski, the workhorse of the outfit, will be at guards. The Sycamores also will have eight experienced men on the bench. . The only sure starters for Louisville are 6-foot 6-inch Jack Coleman, an all-NAIB player; Ish Combs and DeMoisey. "I'll have to size them up in Tickets Ticket for the V.K.-DePtiul game at the Armory Wednetday night trill go on tale at the Armory 9 o'clock Monday morning. A tale trill he held at the ame time at the U.K. ticket office. Irish Clash With U.S.C. Tops Slate New York, Dec. 3 (AP) Notre Dame's intersections! clash with Southern California in Memorial Stadium at Los Angeles is a standout in tomorrow's final go-round of the regular college football season. The Irish from South Bend, ranked second only to Michigan in the Associated Press final 1948 poll of the nation's grid experts, will be a heavy favorite to trounce the Trojans and wind up their third straight undefeated campaign. A crowd of around 100.000 will witness the game. The Clemson Tigers, another major unbeaten eleven, also are expected to close in a rash of touchdowns against The Citadel at Charleston, S. C. The Southern Conference leaders were ranked No. 11 in the final national poll. Alabama and Auburn meet at Birmingham in their first football game since 1907. No one can recall what the two Alabama schools have been mad about all that time. Five extracurricular, or bowl games also " are on tomorrow's card, as follows: Missouri Valley vs. Evansville in the Refrigerator Bowl at Evansville, Ind.; John Carroll vs. Canisius in the Great Lakes Bowl at Cleveland; San Francisco State vs. Southern Louisiana in the Fruit Bowl at San Francisco; Emporia Teachers vs. Southwest Missouri Teachers in the Mo-Kan bowl at Kansas City; and Toledo vs. Oklahoma City in the Glass Bowl at Toledo, Ohio. Law Named Athletic Director. EmmitshurB. Md.. Dec 3 fAP) Tohn Law. captain of the great 1029 Notre Dame football team, torlav was named director of athletics at Mount St. Mary College. Law haa been football and baseball coach at the Catholic ichool ainc last fall. CHILE BOWL 526 So. Fifth St. SERVING DEL1CIOLS ENCHILADAS CHILE TAMALES We Park Orders te Take Home OPEN DAILY II A.M. 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