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f 'h " POOCHKECPSI EAQLCNWS PAGE FIFTEEN' ' V Cunningham's Column TRAGIC LETTER TIPPED BILL ON HOW TO WIN fl.tM, Br BILL CUNNINGHAM I could hv made a million dollar one time, provided I could have ued 1 100 0' wnlch 1 couWn't hre - 1 would then hre been necessary, ETto beve fought off heart failure for 45 minutes of flat fig hunt and 11 minute worth of one - minute reiU while the dough rode at 10 to 1 " , pugilistic counterpart of Michelangelo's "David," against what was ", considered the greatest killer ever to ping the wine - red leather ID death of Brian Bell, head of the Washington bureau of the Assorted Press, brings back the old and futile memory, Brian's death brings tack many memories of brave and boisterous scenes of those sports - and - monry - niad Ws, for he was one of us then, maybe a little nicer than mort and certainly more scholarly But amongst them Is the time of the Bnt Dempsey - Tunney fight Tunney. who always could, or at least eld, hide himself in thr mini remote training camp, was ensconced on this occasion ,1 a place called Streudsburg, Pa. Den't ask me when It Is. All I rrmrmber Is that yen tMk a train ra the wrong side of the Hudson, went U a place called Delaware Water Gap, and awfcng ih, rent el" lb way en a grapevine, like Tanan. I don't remember much about It, or even about the Tunney of those shining hours, except that Tunney was the nnanlmous rhok ft murdered. The New Tort boxing commissioners, apuUrly known as Wtnkea, Bllnken A Nod, had ordered Tex Rlrkr - to sUge Dempoey vs. Harry Wills. Whatever sort of gent was really in the woodpile nobody knew, but fjcksrd professed to be mortally afraid of another Negro heavyweight bsmplon ihed had Jack Johnson), so he switched the shebang to phllsdrlphls. put Tunney In as "the worthy challenger" and started ths uusl csiUopes of ballyhoo. It Is always considered a trifle Indelicate for UK buraxrds to start rattling their wattles until the corpse Is, really cold, tat the htstorlsns of hit were camped around the Tunney training unr, nrltlng hU dally obituary for three weeks before that particular sontest - ITORY OF HEARTBREAK AND HATRED Tur.nr ho later had secretaries and such, wasnt In the chips as nt, and his mall constituted quite a - problem. It was mostly of the fan tint!) and It wasn't much at first, but as the fight grew nearer. It btisn to run Into the upper units of dry measure He obviously needed (tip snd some us volunteered to open It, and give It a fast going over, n rise there was anything he really needed to see. It ass thus only natural that Brian Bell should be installed as chief srsnnrr of the uninvited sentiment. I was slitting the envelopes for him one morning while ho read, snd filed or threw away. All at onre he said "Phewwww!" with a sort of little pnrsed - up whistle he never said anything more violent and after a pause, and another reading, he handed tat arveral neatly penned wages from an address In Philadelphia. That's the letter that would have made us both millionaire. wlib ths afore - stated provisos, and provided either of us had Ukrn It seriously enough to go through. To say that It was a rrmsrtable letter ta like saying the pre - dlmeut lights of Broadway represented some advertising. It was a story of the heartbreak and the hatred of a little man for a big one he never had seen. DntiDser. at the time, was married to ths glamorous motion Dlcture actress known as Estells Taylor. The letter purported to bo from her origins! husband. It told a tale that could have gone ready - made Into th movies and which built up exactly toward the sort of climax that omnvd I'm not going to repeat the legend here, for I never had a chance Is Tfrtty the facts, or even to verify that the original Mr Taylor wrote a. If the facts arent true, they constituted a job of devastating sort. If tie; sxe true, what point now? Its all ancient history, and we're all rtlll trying to get along. But the summation was an address to Tunney which said. In effect, "But I knoa something tells me that I'm about to have my complete rmnge for It all All the heartbreak, the misery, the failure, the wrecked tmms, the ruin of my life Apparently nobody In the world but you and rcjvll feel that you have a chance against Oempsey. I have mortgaged and borrowed everything I could move Alter you beat him. 111 be a rich mm That on't pay It back, but It'll take out some of the sting 111 be mini saay back In the bleachers watching that fight I til end only one hi Hp rsn t be any good I happen to know. You're ths next heavy - wrlghl champion of the world " LADY WHO KNEW ALL THE ANSWERS Mr Bell may have wondered where I went so suddenly I don't know thr'.hrr hr ever knew, but It was Philadelphia I found the address In a trtar) looking tenement section The landlady was a lean, suspicious looking soman who eyed me. after much ringing, through a crack In the aoor I asked her If Mr Boandso lived there and she asked me who wanted Is knot I told her the truth, and she said he lived there all right, bat that he was away, and that she didn't know where he'd gone r then he'd be back. Pressed for more details I dldnt mention Miss Taylor, or the letter she said she dldnt know much about him. He hadn't been then long, she said, but ah thought he was some sort of salesman. I asked her If she'd let me look at his room. Just to see whrre and how he lived and alL I was wondering If maybe he till kept her photograph. He'd mentioned one rather prominently In the letter. The landlady asked me If I had a search warrant 1 lathered from that such weren't entirely unfamiliar to the neighborhood, and that, likewise, this sister knew most of the sum era. I didn't have one, of course, and that was that. 1 thought about that guy that night as Tunney cut the grim Oempsey Is shark bait, and wondered If he were really back there somewhere In the dark and the rain Ma was trulv a oroDhet when he said he foresaw his mrnge The fight was only part of It. Dempsey lost the title, all Tight but as the months went on. the marriage smashed, and he went stone broke in the process I've often wondered If the guy reallv did get rich on hat particular fight, and I never saw Brtsn in the jears after - ird that ae both didn't agree we once passed up together a piece of the won V,( used to laugh about It but Just from the teeth out. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) 4 - r I - H.R.S.H. - Movers Face Strong Foes Olsen Nips Braves, 3 to 2 trst with CHICAGO, June 12 (AP) Vern Olsen turned in hie victory of the eeason for the Chicago Cub today, 3 to i, I . . .1 D - i D . : !.six-hit performance againat the Boston Braves in the .vopener ui a luui - gaiuc ;;. After four losses Olsen defeated Al Javery. It was Javery's sixth defeat of the season Score In Fifth The Braves made four of their six hit when they scoied their only two runs of the g me in me mm inning. After that the only Brave who reached first base wa Ernie Lombard!, who singled for his second hit in the ninth. The Cubs made nine hits off Javery, three of them by BUI Nicholson, who doubled twice and singled Something New! KI - YAK KITS knat you can put to - Ithtr in a short tint . . . olt, inrxpensivt boat for jummrr funl 8 ft 3 in. 13 - s 12 ft. . $21 - 93 complete; See It On Display At WOLF'S SPORT SHOP 387 MU1 Street (At Clinton Square) PHONE 126S .gpsa Frt, and gat, tvenlngs once. 0isu.ss D.mrf, r I. Coonrr, c 1 Fernandas. b Lombard!, a. Robert RM If , Millar. IJ. Orenp lb. J.r.rj, s 1 1 S 1 s s S 1 s s e s t s 1 1 sun fe CStlCAOO IS) Hack. lb. Manilla, a - Cavarretla, sX Rua U. lb Hlcbotooo, rX MavlkafT. Lf. Struts!, I. atccuueuga, s. Olson,, II J I Looibarei to Kb BuckyGros, On Furlough, May Play Games Allendale, Mohawk Giants Have Ace Clubs Two of the smartest road attractions to face Poughkeep - aie club yet this year come in for a weekend swing, starting today at Hudson River State hospital and winding up tomorrow at Riverview field. The Hudson River nine, victorious in six out of seven starts, plays host to Allendale. Pa. this afternoon at 2 o'clock while tomorrow afternoon t Riverview, starting at 3 o'clock, the Roe Mover tangle with the Mohawk Colored Giant. The Giant are considered the leading upstate Negro semi - pro outfit. Rowdy Bob Rogers, one - man pitching staff for the Hospital club, sgaln will be on the mound when the "play ball" call Is sounded at the North road diamond. Rogers has been too much for many of the teams thus far and lsnt expected to fool sround too much with the crack Pennsylvania nine which Is composed mostly of former college player. Buck Groa Home The Hospital club may be strength.ned consldertbly this afternoon with the return of Bucky Oros. home on a furlough. Bucky la expected to play second for the Hospital this afternoon and work tomorrow at the keystone sack for the Ro Movers. Oros. one of the county's finest athletes, left shortly after the start of the regular season but returned to his home, Mlllbrook. yesterdsy and Is expected to play this weekend. Visitors at H. R. S H. this after - non will have Artie Yanella. former star of New York university, Joe Mc - Cabe, New York - Penn league. Middle Atlantic league and Piedmont league; Joe Gall, Eddie Nolan. Al Reglitro, former Long Island university catcher who played In the Virginia State league for two seasons, and Eddie Carlson Carlson Faces Rogers '"arlson, former Meadow brook club player, 1 listed a one of the smarter twlrler in the semi - pro business and Is expected to give Roger plenty of opposition. The Mohawk Giants, whom rred Dahn sandwiched In his schedule, have been called the "greatest ag - gregatalon of Negro players In the world " They will line up with Ryan, lb. Snead. 2b. Mlttchell, as; Sarvln, 3b, Davis, lf, Johnson, cf: Martin, rf. Logan or Hobson, c. and Coleman, Perry, Jackson, Cooper or WUklna, pitcher. Carter 'Cap Run Today Whlrlaway, Market Wise Set NEW YORK. June 12 (AP) Whirlaway and Market Wise, who usually need a lot of room to run, were named today to hook up at Aqueduct tomorrow in the cpmparatively cramped seven furlong of the Carter handicap. A dozen other horses were entered along with the top two, but since there haa been ao much hullabaloo for a match race between this pair ever aince Lou Tufano'a rags - to - richea colt trounced Whirl - away in the Suburban handicap a couple of weeka ago, no one waa particularly intereated in the rest of the field. Although Warren Wright's Little Mr Big Tall and Tufano's Prld and Joy probably will go to the post close to equsl betting choices to pick up the M.0O0 winner' pay - check, it would not be Impossible for on of the sprinter In the field to get out there far enough to atall oft their closing rush. If that's going to happen. It might be Richard J. Kleberg' Texas - own ed Dispose, especially aince he's carr rylng only 113 pounaa compared to the 130 for Wnlriy and 12S for ths sore - footed son of Broker's Tip. Other speed threats are H. L. Myer'a Btreiiff Oulkln, who Is hooked up with Dispose and Arnold Hanger's Dlt as Trainer Max Hlrsch entry. Mr. T Christopher's Doublrab, winner of his lut two take outings: and the California Invader, Nell McCarthy's Augury. Th rest of th field Include William DuPont's Baby Dumpling, Samuel Riddle' Th Finest, Mr. Payne Whitney' Swing and Bway, W. L. Branna Pic - tor. Crispin Oglebay's Level Best, Mrs. Christopher's Doubt Not, and A. j. crust s Aionorw Managers Figure to Have Difficult Time Picking Teams for All - Star Contest By JtTOSON BAILEY NEW YORK, June 11 (AV - Th Major league All - Star aauada are going to be Just aa difficult t pick this year as ever, but for once ther la not likely to bo ranch grumbling lf past reputations count more than current performances. The National and American league stars will have their ltth annual shindig at tbePolo Grounds In Nw York Monday, July f, and th next night th winners will play a star - spangled Army - Navy toaa In Cleveland' mammoth Municipal tadlum. Both game win be for war charities and established star are more likely I lure out capacity crowds than newcomers who are cutting temporary caper. For Instance an All - Star game without Jo DIMaggla, who I balling J. would hardly b attractive. The naming of Lieut. Mickey Cochrane' Service stars yesterday sparred epocalatlon over th probable aaakeup of th Major league outfit which Manager Jo McCarthy of th New York Yankee and Lea Durecher of th Brooklyn Dodger will pilot. Each of their squads will hat I players chosen by the ballot of all tho manager In th two league, hut some leeway la given th AD - Star loader. They may decide how many pitcher they want, or Ih number of lnflelders oe eutleldert. In addition every club must be represented. The' manager selections are to be given the leagn preuideaui a week from Monday for tabulation and their choice sees likely to Include th fallowing: NATIONAL LEAGUE PITCHERS Whitlow Wystt and Curt Davis, Brooklyn BUI Lee and Claud Paaoeau, Chicago; Meet Cooper, It, Lout; Tennis Equipment Problem; Officials Plan War Matches BY HUGH FULLERTON, JR. NEW YORK, June la Mi. - At the United State Lawn Tennis association, they'll tell you the office staff devotes about half Its time to war work. The other half, to a visitor, appear to be ipent answering phone calls from folks who want to know where to buy tennis balls but dldnt think of Inquiring first at nearby sporting good store. While those frscUons may not be exact, two of the biggest Jobs before tennis offlclsls are arranging war benefit events and making the supply of equipment last as long as possible. Over Memorial Day weekend, 300 or, mor Red Cross tournaments, earning perhaps $100 each, were staged by member club of the U. 8. Cbieas stuna oanoa in II t IT It ltt - 1 1 I I 1 I a 1 n.MNa MlehalBM S. Hovlkol Tvs boat hits: tHeholsoa S. Da - saaros aacnltos MeruUe, Slrlnitr. Doukk) plar: Marulle. StrlBS" aad RuawU. Lsft aa base: Baslao t. Ct.lt.so a Sasaa aa kails. on Jar.tr I data I Kruck oat. Olsea Paiplr.. etart. Dune aa aura, tiom, 1.41. auaoasac jasvuau Ml. " WINNING PITCHER CinCAOO (J Jim Jorgenaon. Lake Forest college pitcher, won It of th 28 baseball games he hurled during bis four - year collegiate ca reer. FAMILY TRAIT PRINCETON, N. J. ( Bob WU - son. son of Jimmy Wilson, manager of the Chicago Cubs, haa been elected captain of th Princeton freih - L. T A., greater number will ' be held the weekend of July 4 and Labor day. In addition, about 70 percent of the regularly sanctioned tournaments will contribute a part of the proceeds to War relief. There are enough tennis balls and other equipment to last through the summer under the "retrenchment" program launched by the association. Stores and clubs are doling them out two or three at a time and players hav to make them last longer. Still, aa Holcomb Ward. U. 8 L. T A, president, pointed out, "When I was a kid, we used to buy two ball and make them last all season. We have been very extravagant. Now well have to go back to old time." Here I th general altuatlon as outlined by Samuel Hardy, one - time Davis cup captain who head th tennis department of a larg sporting goods concern. Reports from all sections give a similar picture. Tennis balls still are being manufactured, with reclalmia rubber substituted for crude. Tournaments will be amply supplied because officials got their orders In early and hardy ear - marked enough for the National championship and other major event. "Right now we are allowed a limited supply of rubber, month by month." Hardy explained "but we never know when w hav mad our last balls." The racquet supply for this year ha been made up. No metal Is available for such things as pulley on net posts and court marking devices, but th demand ta light. A for next year wen. nobody want to say. Avon Recs Win Over Stars, 3 - 2 Avon Recs defeated Green's Stars, J to 1, last night at Columbus diamond. Bill Oennon hurled for the winner and gar up flv hit who Jam Lavry worked for th losers and was nicked for light blow. Two run In th eighth frame von the contest for th Avon team. Cliff Morton, New Terks John Vender Most aad Peal DerringerDerringer - or Becky Walters. Cta - etanaU. CATCHERS Mickey Owes. Brooklyn; Erato Lombard!. Beaten; and Bake Paver, Pltte - kergb. INFIELDEKS t - Frank Me Cermlek. ClBelanati: John Mas aad Billy J urge. Nw Trk Billy Herman aad Arky Vaughaa, Brooklyn s Jtns Brown, St. Lenta; Eddie Miner, Beateai aad Stan Hack, Chicago. OUTFIELDER. Jo Mad - wtck. Pete aUloor cad Dtxt Walker, Brooklyn) Mel Ota, New York; Danny LltwhDer, rhDa - dolphla; aad Terry Moer or Ens Slaughter, St Lenta. AMERICAN LXAGTJK PITCHERS Erato Bonhaaa, Red Raffing and gpad Chandler, New York; Jua Bagby aad Chubby Deaa, Ckmlaad; Tea Brldrea, Detroltl Td Lyeaa, Chicago; aad Back Niisssa or Sid Hedsea. Waahlagtea. CATCHERS - - Bill Dicker, Nw York; Birdie Tekketta, Detroit! aad Frank Hay at Blek Forron, St Louie. INFIILDEBS Raty York aad Mike Hlggtna, Detrott) Buddy Haasett aad Jo Gerdoa. New York; Lett Boadr aad Ken Keltaar. Ctevelaad; Beaky Deerr aad Johnny Fky, Bee - tee. OUTFIELDERS Jo DOfag. gt aad CharUy KsOer er Teaa Hearten. 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