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SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1932 The Minneapolis Star. SEVEN mm Walker Golf Team Choice Presents Ticklish Proposition, Says Jones mm MACKS, YANKS EXPECTED TO BATTLE IT OUT New York, Chicago Improved Most; Detroit May Surprise Y' Teacher of Flip Flops for 12 Years, Tries It First Time BOBBY INSISTS Tl Lowdown on Sports By CHARLES JOHNSON YOUTHS SHOULD BE TRIED MORE I GOLD WEATHER ASSURES PARK HOCKEY GAMES Deephavens, McKinnons Meet Monday Postponed Tilt Sunday Chicago, Jan. 16. (UP) The prospects of the eight American league clubs three months before the start of the season, finding five teams stronger, seem to be : Philadelphia After fourth pennant in succession, something no American league club has ever accomplished. Improved pitching, better' reserves and Stronger at shortstop. Grove, Walberg, Earnshaw, Simmons and Cochrane backbone of team. New York Equipped to battle Athletics all the way for the pennant. Prospects for the most improved team in league. If Paltzgavcr and Crosetti, rookie infleMers, make good, as Lazzeri and Koenlg did a few years ago, Yanks will be hard to stop. Ruth and Gehrig still supply most of team's power. Senators Need Hurler Washington Offensive strengthened by addition of Carl Reynolds, outfielder from White Sox, but Walter Johnson Is gambling on . pitching staff. Team needs another right-hand pitcher. Cleveland Must stop Infield leaks before team can be reckoned as a pennant contender. Also need a good left-handed pitcher in worst way. St. Louis Less attempt to improve than any other team. Counting on development of young inflelders, Burns, Levey and Stortl. Might be surprise team but no, chance to be pennant contender. Boston very little chance for higher rating than sixth place, where Red Pox finished last year. Shano Collins hag worked wonders with team but still a decidedly second division outfit. Detroit May Climb Detroit Excellent chance to climb higher than last year, when team finished seventh. Have several rookies which may make Tigers Into first division team. Chicago Trend toward rebuilding last-place team under new owner and new manager. Improved pitch Ing expected and may not have lost punch. At least three recruits ex pected to win regular jobs and give White Sox a revised lineup of hus tling youngsters. V Over 100 Entered in Twin City Pin Sweeps Entries In the Twin Cities singles bowling sweepstakes tourney Sunday on the Minneapolis Recreation alleys, have reached over the 100 mark and with a capacity limit of 112, fans re assured of many hot bat tles between the best ten pin experts of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Contestants will bowl four , games across the same eight allevs. The entry fee is $3, and shifts will start at J:30, 4:40, 6:50, 7, 8:10, 9:20 and 11:30 p.m. BOD Llf With. ADOLPH CARLSON American Bowling Ac CHAPTER 35 Form in Delivery Now that the various systems of Bteps have been discussed, it might be well to take a few looks at some bowlers and see how they go through the motions The above four pictures are draw ings of action pictures of bowlers taken while delivering the ball. Some display faults that are worth mentioning. No. 1 is caught just as the bowler is starting his back swing on the second step. Notice the ball Is at the lowest part of the arc. The figure shows too much rigidity which can he remedied by bending of the knees. , Figure 2 shows the second step nearing completion- with the ball still on its swing backwards. Again a lack of knee bending is evident. Figure 3 shows good form and is the final step when the body begins to pull the ball forward. Notice the height of the back swing, which is correct. Unless there is a definite reason, and in most of the cases there isn't, the ball should never go higher than it is shown here. Figure 4 shows the ball just as this bowler released it. He has carried the ball too far out on the alley. He is down a little too low, per haps, although he could have far worse faults than this. The right foot should be back a little farther than it is, while the left foot is about right. Perhaps bowlers will realize, by watching other bowlers perform, how-many different styles of delivery there are. The thing for the novice to do Is to study and practice rhythm and then acquire accuracy. A NY one trying to dope the probable winner of Monday's fistic prize between Dick Daniels and v Art Lasky finds it necessary to solve two all-important question before he can analyze the contestants accurately. They are: , What has Lasky done in the ring to prove that he's really a promising fighter? Can Dick Daniels return to the physical peak that he knew when battling the best of them, in five weeks of serious training? As to the first question, Lasky's record is absolutely nil. He has hung up a few knockouts at the expense of fighters who never did amount to much, and he has beaten a few more of the same category. Daniels, up to five weeks ago, didn't take the best care of himself. He let up in his training for a period of months. The sock In hi? right hand disappeared. His legs became wobbly. He didn't respond from a hard punch as he used to. He became easier to hit. All of this can be attributed to his failure to stay in tip top shape. But he's only 21, a youngster who has worked diligently now for the past i ve weeks to get into the "pink." Such an achievement is possible for a young man if he hasn't been pounded around too much in previous matches so that he's softened up to the point where he can't regain his old form. All of which shows that despite his serious training qf late, Daniels must be classed as a fighter going down and Lasky as an improved prospect cnminir nn Trnp Art lmsn't achieved anv stunninff victories of note during his short career, but he has DANIELS .- shown enough in every start to prove that he's really a good fistic prospect. When fighters of such caliber meet, the smart fistic fan trails with the youngster coming up. Daniels at his best has been exceedingly easy to hit. He spends so much time trying to land his haymaker right that he's an open target for a good left hand. Lasky carries most of his power in his left. Dick, too, isn't a good ring general. Quite often after he's stunned, he makes the mistake of tearing in for revenge at a time when he hasn't completely shaken the effects of a stiff punch. Dan iels in such a condition is easy to finish or at least outpoint. No one has ever questioned Daniels' courage. He has plenty of it. What's more, he has so much at stake in this bout that one can expect him to rise from the ranks of mediocrity to which he has fallen in recent years to inspired heights against Lasky because it's one of those "grudge" bouts in which defeat means disgrace in his home town. As for Lasky, his backers are figuring mainly on his promise he has shown in a few bouts. His courage hasn't been thoroughly tested. He hasn't engaged in a bout of 10 rounds where his opponent has been an experienced warrior who never-loses his aggressiveness until he's counted out on the floor. He will meet such an opponent in Daniels. In short, Daniels hasn't done anything in recent starts to indicate that he has one really good win-ninir fieht left in his system. Lasky, on the other LASKY hand has improved steadily. It's one of those bouts that should be rated as a toss-up. There are so many -ways by which either can win and lose that one guess is as good as another. ' We string with Lasky to win because he looks the part of a koming fighter who is going ahead while Daniels is an uncertain quantity who has seen his best days. A knockout for either boy is possible. If it goes 10 rounds, your decision is as good as any one's for the bout will be close, tfr This is a good time for late comers to begin the quest for first row seats for the Daniels-Lasky brawl. Of course, there are plenty of them left. ir Tilden Picks Best Amateurs and Pros IF any one is qualified to pick the leading amateur and professional tennis players in the world, Bill Tilden is the man. In St. Paul for tonight's indoor exhibition at the St. Paul Auditorium, this court wizard named the first 10 performers now before the public in each class. Take a look at this choices: AMATEURS 1 Cochet, France; 2 Austin, England; 3 Vines, United States; 4 Perry, England; 5 Shields, United States; 6 Borotra, France; 7 Lott, United States; 8 Wood, United States; 9 Mauzel, Czecho Slovakia; 10 Van Ryn, United States. . . PROFESSIONELS 1 Tinden himself; 2 Nusslein, Germany; 3 Richards, United States; 4 Kozeluh, Czecho Slovakia; 5 Hunter, United States; 6 Burke, France; 7 Kinsey, United States; 8 Plaa, France; 9 Nu-jick, Germany; 10 Pare, United States. His choices clearly indicate that Big Bill doesn't give the United States much, hope to regain the Davis cup next summer. However, his ratings are based on what they did last year and not on what they will do. Cochet is getting old. He may fold up on short notice. Even if he doesn't, the English threat looms stronger than ever before to make it anything but certain that Uncle Sam will take charge of ths treasured trophy when France steps down from its court throne. r France's Olympic team has agreed to adhere to Uncle Sam's prohibition laws. Why not? Don't we all? r r . Legislature Muddles Badger Situation More ft TT is apparent that by getting into the Wisconsin athletic depart - ment controversy the state legislature merely has added more en ¬ tanglements by its official investigations into all angles of the school's sport activities. George Little resigned as director when he learned that the fa culty board would not listen to his suggestion of dropping Glenn Thistlethwaite as head football coach. The board immediately named Irwin Uteritz to fill Little's vacancy. Now Wisconsin factions are beginning to feel that Little wasn't such a bad . director after all and possibly received a raw deal. Result: petitions for Little's return to his former post. If the director gets enough public pressure behind a campaign to keep his job, it may be a little embarrassing for the school officials. They couldn't drop Uteritz after hiring him once without being sub jected to severe criticism. If they re-appointed Little, the athletic board would be forced to resign in fairness to themselves. There is no telling what the final solution will be. It's a bad mess at best, one that may require years of hard work to eliminate. In their anxiety to make necessary changes, athletic boards fre quently act too hastily. That seems to have happened at Wisconsin with the result that the school is in a worse turmoil than ever before. ir They're talking about airplane transportation for A.A. ball players. If this scheme proves nothing else, it will bring to light the boys who are a trifle chicken hearted. . r -fr -ir Sports Shots and Thoughts Sport notes and thoughts from here and there Jack La Belle, once a local fighter of some promise, is visiting the home folks . . . He's master of ceremonies at a Philadelphia night club . . . Bill Black, fight manager, wants to sell two of his heavyweights McCormick and MacDonald for $1,800 . . . We don't blame him . . . Youngsters may be losing their interest in baseball, but there are no less than 60 freshmen candidates working out already in the Field House . . . Bob Hopwood already is making baseball bets on the 1932 season . . . If you want to look at a real sports program, take a peek at the activities in University Field House any afternoon ... we don't relish Bunny Rathbun s job of limiting speakers at the Crisler-B:erman din ner to three minutes each . '. . Benny Bass, who fights in St. Paul Jan. 25, is an operatic singer . . . Mike Collins' new boxing book is on the press . . . Tom Brown, the well-known Golden Valley golfer, used to do a little fighting . . . Dave MacMillan is worried plenty! about tonight's Indiana game ... I With the continued cold weather promising suitable ice conditions, play in the outdoor divisions of the park hockey league will continue as scheduled together with the usual one Indoor game at the Arena on Monday night. The only indoor tilt brings together the Deephavens and McKinnons at 8 o'clock Monday. Tomorrow the Swedish Vikings and Flour City Fuels will clash in a postponed game at Nicollet field at 1:30 o'clock. Wednesday, tn Vikings oppose the Fuels in a regularly scheduled game. Three contests provide the feature of Sunday's play in the Senior 2 outdoor group. Citizens' Club and Marshall Terrace meet at Longfellow; Fruen Mills meet Shady Oaks at Nicollet and Logans oppose the Young Fuels at Pershing field. The j complete schedule for Sunday: INDOOR SENIOR DIVISION Vikings vr. Flour City Fori, Nlrollet 1, 1:30, Jan. 11: Deephavens vs. McKinnon A. Arena. 8 p.m., Jan. IS; Viking vs. Flour City Fuel, Nicollet, 8 p.m., Jan. 20. SENIOR DIVISION No. 2. Jan. 17 Citizens' CInb vs. Marshall Terrace, Longfellow S; Fraen Mills vs. Shady Oaks, Nicollet 1, 8 p.m.; Logans vs. Young Fuel Company, Pershing Field, 8 p.m. SENIOR DIVISION No. 3, Jan. 17 Cardinals vs. St. Bridget's, Folnell, 3 p.m.; Gerow Billiards vs. Ciiicago Field, Stewart, 8 p.m.; Pillsbury House vs. Lyn-dale, Riverside, 8 p.m. INTERMEDIATE DIVISION No. 2, Jan. 17 Wells Fruens vs. Fillsburv House. Glenwnod, 3 p.m.; Broadways vs. Rose-dale Merch., No. Commons, 3 p.m. JUNIOR DIVISION No. 1. Jan. 17 Wells Glcnwoodn vs. Penn Broadways, No. Commons, 1:30; Camden-Fremonts vs. West Side Phantoms, Lorlng, 3 p.m.; Stewarts vs. Chicago Field, Chicago, 3 p.m. JCNIOR DIVISION No. Z, Jan. 17 Cardinals vs. Lynnhurat Field, Lynnhurst, S p.m.; Garfield Aces vs. Lyndale Stars, Lynnhurst, 1:80. HASTINGS FIVE OPENS SCHEDULE Battles Manager Nelson's Aggregation at Hutchinson Tonight T'LSy V!f I MM lltmiiltiili ?;y::-:.:;':: Hastings will open its drive for the State Independent Basketball league championship tonight, meeting the Hutchinson quint on its flopr at 8 o'clock. The Hutchinson cagers have split even In their two league games thus far, losing to the Minneapolis of the Minneapolis Y.M.C.A. tumb- Howard Ankeny, Tumbling Instructor, Realizes Ambition For 12 years Howard L. Ankeny, associate physical director at the Central T.M.C.A., has been teaching boys tumbling. He has coached hun dreds of them in the art of turning flip-flops on the mats and in the air. But only this week has he done his first "back pitch," which is a backward sommersault in the air from another man's hands. In his work with the boys, Ankeny has done the heavy work on the ground, lifting and pitching the boys in the acts which, they have staged at numbers of churches, schools and clubs in the city since he came to Minneapolis. So he has never had time to learn the aerial stuff him self. This fall, however, Maurice Os- trander, who as a boy w'as a member Above Howard Ankeny is shown in a remarkable action pose in midair. Charles Stanwood is on the left, and Maurice Ostrander is in the background. Truth About the Bowlers Phantoms and turning back Red Wing. Although Hastings has not tested its strength against league opposition, the team haa scored frequent triumphs in practice games with in dependent teams. It is made up of former prep school luminaries. Following is the lineup that will start tonight: Darling and Peterson at the forwards, Olson at center and Han-kis and Moore at guards. Hutchinson lost a 51 to 35 decision to the Harlem Globe Trotters Thursday night, and Manager Nelson will start the same lineup that performed so effectively in that contest. Mona and Schuneman will be at the forwards, Morrison at center and Anderson and Westman at the guards. Mac Pucksters Defeat St. Thomas Ice Team ling team and while a student .in the physical education department of the University of Minnesota, was captain of the gymnastic team, joined the physical department staff of the "Y." He urged Ankeny to join him and other members of the staff in a weekly tumbling workout. Now, like the postman who went for a walk on the holidays, these men, who spend their time leading gym classes and teaching tumbling and swimming, take their, recreation on the gym floor. Ankeny said It had always been his ambition to have someone else pitch him for a back flip, and the group started to work on it. He was strapped into the safety belt that he uses to teach Uie boys the same stunt. Charles Stanwood took the place that Ankeny had occupied so long, and Ankeny took the place of the scores of boys that he has tossed into the air. He stepped Into Stan-wood's hands, was tossed into the air and turned over into his first back pitch while Ostrander handled Macalester opened defense of its Si. Paul college hockey champion ship Friday afternoon with a 2 to o;the ropes of the safety belt. triumph over fet. Thomas. Tr.ckei a few times with the belt and he tallied both Mac markers, one in . was executing the stunt as freely as the first and the other In .the third the boys he has taught. "You're period, Ths Macs meet Hamline .never too old to learn a new trick," Monday in a postponed lis his summary of the performance. By DAD HILL r CENTRAL ALLEVS A large congregation of fans watchsd Pioneer league bowlers mow down the pins in large quantities Friday night on the Central alleys, and with a wonderful display of team work, the Mitby-Sather experts delivered the imperial total of 3,229, and defeated the Kinney Shoes twice, scoring the red hot games of 1,108, .1,051 and 1,070. During this great performance, Jack Olson -shot 236, 181, 201; Al Brandt 223, 223, 192; Lawrence Merrick 231, 204, 218; Leo Rcichel 214, 227, 107, and Gene White anchored wi'h 2M, 216 and 262. 'Anchoring the Otlzum "team, Kenney Nelson aced the league with the fancy games of 201, 255 and 243, a 233 average. Scores of 909, 916 and 912 gave the House Furnishing quintet the top total of 2,737 in-the Dayton circuit and a two-game victory over the Downstairs Store bunch. Ed Thomas traveled ihe fastest with 224, 203 and 187 games. Ralnhard Brothers crew of maple Jemolishers ranked high in the Motor combination, amassing 2,866 pins and giving their Northern States Power opponents three coats of calcimine, scoring 914, 971 and 951. Pete Sicora anchored with 200, 227 and 22;i counts. "Northern Hupmo-bile" Hennig srrtote the setups for the peerless games of 179, 265 and 224, a 222 average. A. P Jurgens" bunch of plnmen registered the high total of 2,700 in the National circuit, and won two settos with the Bristol-Gustafson crew. Chris Hanson headlined with 238, 193 and 187 games. A A RECREATION ALLEYS I , , Denting the wood for 975, 1,000 Top Hot Transportation Fight and S98 marks, the Lynnhurst roil ers posted the supreme pinnage of 2,873 in the Masonic league, and conquered the Plymouth No. 1 clan in the first and second mixups. Bill Higl anchored with 254, 216 and 185 performances, while "Minnehaha' Heggem basked in the sunshine games of 221, 194 and 255. The Produce five won distinction in the Traffic Club loop with a 2,632 aggregate, and won two matches with the Mariners, the high roller gathering 197, 229 and 196 games. . Forcing 2,667 pins off the spots, Journal Circulators romped away with laurels in the Newspaper clr cult, and whitewashed the Tribune Auditors. Bernard Gustafson was the regal wood tosser with 218, 247 and 164 contributions. In the Industrial combination, Ka- vel's Aetnaizers were foremost, totaling 2,750 and winning three straight bouts with Bob's Men's Shop shooters. Jack Spahn displayed the most ability with 235, 179 and 199 scores. , Midwest Oil lads were the stellar marksmen In the Oil combination, amassing 2,704 pins and taking three games away from the Brown Sheet Iron force. Rill Kwanson was leading man with 206, 211 and 192 counts. The Gray trundlers were the big men in the Automotive league -with a 2,736 pinfall, trimming the Gates Unco Tires thrice. "St. Anthony Motor" Brayer copped the glory with 225, 209 and 210 games. In the Shippers league, a 2,518 total was high, made by the Arrowhead Pins quint. Art Ostad was the big noise with 191, 243 and 179 scores. " CENTRAL AVENUE ALLEYS t MlnnespaHs Star Photo. Boasting a team average of 958 equal to 191 3-5 per man. the Son Mountaineer of the Minneanolis Transportation bowling league hold first place in one 0f the hottest racrs in the historv of the league. The quint has a record of 26 wins and 22 defeats and lead the. second nlann hv nn um. Five loam are tied for third with 24 wins and 24 defeats and the fourth place quint is on'v Ave games out of the lead. L. L. Seiberlich, captain. Is tied for second high three game total. The team, f o:it von, left to right include Seiberhch and Georee Odium. In the back row, same order, Are Archie 5ftot!m.,l Titer Hurt and Bill Nelson. Egler-Anderson lassies were the bowling queens In the Central Avenue Women's league, corralling 2,085 maples, and defeating Rosacker Florists with 698, 648 and 639 scores. The Salesmen aggregation of the St. Anthony Dairy loop rolled the high figures of 2,535. L. Quam was the monarch of all with 217, 214 and 176 counts. LINCOLN ALLEYS a ? Zarathan trundlers smashed 2,736 pins to win three In a row from the Bryn Mawr No. 2 in the Masonic B leaeue. The Minnehahas totaled 2,644 to win three from the Henne pins No. 2. The Editors rolled games of 872, 910 and 960 to win two of three from the Presidents in the Eagles No. 1247 league. Trustees smashed 2.634 maDles to win two from the Treasurers. Not Convinced Golfers Like Johnston Are Out of Consideration By BOBBY JONES "The only man who evr held the Amer ican Amateur ana open t nampinnni and British Amateur and Open Championship in one jrear." The announcement by the U.S.G.A. that Francis Ouimet had been appointed captain of this year's Walker Cup team brings up quite a little discussion. In the first place, let it be said that no nner selection coum nave Deen made. As a matter of fact, St is difficult to see that anyone else could have been appointed. The ' Boston golfer, In addition to being present amateur champion, has so many other qualifications, In long experi. ence, personality, tact, and sound golfing judgment, that the cholc must have practically made itself. A captain'$ strategy means littl to the success of the team. Winning or losing a match depends almost entirely upon how well the individ- Do you want to improve your pitch shots to the green and, once there, your work on the green? If so, Bobby Jones is ready to give you expert advice. Instructive leaflets, "Pitch Shot Technique" and . "Putting" by Bobby Jones will be mailed all readers who request it on receipt of a stamped self-addressed envelope. Merely address Bobby Jones, care of The Minneapolis Star. Wildcat Swimmers Set New Relay Record Evanston, 111., ji.ii. 16. U.R)The Northwestern university swimming team defeated the Detroit Tacht club team, hi to 21, at Patten gymnasium last night. A new world's record for the 160-yard relay was set by the Northwestern team of Highland, Troup, Wilcox and Captain Wilson. They covered the distance in 1:11:8, bettering the old mark by one and four-fifths seconds. Dizzy Dean Signs to Play With Cardinals St. Louis, Mo, Jan. 16. U.R Je- .-me (Dizzy) Dean, pitcher, has signal with the St. Louis Cardinals after a conference with Branch Rickey, ve president. Dean won 26 games aivl lest 10 for Houston in the Tex-v-.$ league last year. tial members play. But a certain amount of advantage can be gained by a proper alignment of players according to ability and particularly by forming the foursome combinations with an eye to the offsetting of one man's weakness by another's strength. Francis will be able to do this job as well as anyona who can be thought of. Match Not Certain ' There still Is some doubt that the match will be played at all. Certain-ly it is to be hoped that it will not be omitted, for once the chain is broken, putting It together again may not be bo very easy. Apparently no suggestion has been made by either side that a cancellation be made. An eminent British authority has been quoted as saying that the only such suggestion has come from the American press. But up to this writing there has been no announcement of a selection committee by the Royal and Ancient. Usually the British team becomes definite later than does ours, so an announcement from over there Is not yet overdue. But our team for the past several years has been nominated at the January meeting of the Executive Committee, and tnis was not done this year. Of course, action at . this time is really neces sary only when the team must sail for England In April. This year the probable date, if one Is set, will be some time in September. I should think that the committee would have to have the benefit of several .1932 records and tournaments before a team could be defi nitely selected. One tournament does not prove a golfer, so that they could not be asked to accept the amateur championship last year as conclusive proof that some young- sters had arrived and some veterans had passed from the picture. Tet in the amateur side of the game tour-nament records are never very full, usually, among the real top-notchers, extending to only three or four appearances each year at the most. Contestants Should Be Carefully Picked I, for one, would not be willing to eliminate Harrison Jimmy Johnston, George Voigt or Dr. Willing, to name few, because of last year s show- ing, nor yet Don Moe, although he failed to qualify. Moe was the sen- satlon of the 1930 team, our last one, He is young and a player of worth, tried and proved. It is inconceivable that he will not be a player of great value to any team for years to come. Neither do I think it justified with- out further showing to conclude that any of the youngsters who played so well at Chicago should be placed on the team. A number of them looked good and played well, but we all want to see rst if they can keep it up. I suppose it is very nearly certain that Great Britain will not be able to marshal her full strength. At least one of her best players has never found it possible to spare time to compete over here, and it is most likely that straitened conditions this year will cause the team to be made up of those who are able to come more nearly than of those who ought to be chosen. But our adversaries have been quite sporting about these matters in the past. At least one of their teams to come over was admittedly not entirely representative. Yet those who could come came and the match was played. Copyright, 1932, by Bell Syndicate, Ine. Sportsmen Protest Barring of Stable San Diego, Jan. 16. U.R Suspen. sion or Baron Long s racing siams from participation in Agua Calient horse races as a penalty for a recent betting coup brought a strong protest today from the internationally known sportsman. Long, who won $,200 through bets which increased the . odds on Linden Tree, entry in a re cent race, said: "I think this is the most unjust ruling in the history of racing. I had no ulterior motive in the affair. It was only Intention to teao hthe bookmakers a lesson." s

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