The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 5, 1944 · Page 21
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 21

Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, October 5, 1944
Page 21
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RED BERRY PINS TROUT TO KEEP TITLE AS SAILOR FANS GO WILD By MARVIN AVild Red Berry retained his title of light-heavyweight champion of the world by defeating the seagoing wrestler, Dick Trout, in a two-out- of-three-fall match at Htrehch Stadium last night. One of the largest crowds in Strelich history witnessed this thrilling exhibition of championship wrestling. At the sound of the hell both wrestlers shot for the center of the ring and took their normal straight- up stance. Quick as lightning Berry grabbed Trout by the leg and shoulder and hoisted him into the ail*, trying to give Trout the airplane • spin, but just as quick Trout caught the ropes on the second spin, which Jn turn broke Kerry's hold. Knocking his opponent to the mat, Trout japplied a Boston crab, which downed Berry and won the fall in only 33 •seconds. Berry really went wild at this, nnd % the fans, being all out for Trout, didn't add to his sense of humor. He came back, using every trick he knew, whether fair or unfair, but it seemed that they were mostly unfair, for Trout didn't approve of his tactics at all. The referee, Pat O'Brien, separated the Berry, who was applying pressure to his hold on Trout by placing his feet against them. This put Trout on. the. rampage, smacking Berry in tlio face with everything but the ring supports, which caused him to see things that he didn't really see. Believing his opponent dazed, Trout turned his back momentarily, which was a mistake, because Berry made a leap at him and caught Trout in an ivy twist, ending the fall in 21:21. With a fall a piece the contestants made their way slowly to the middle of the ring, then Berry caught Trout's legs with his own which didn't prove very successful. Both men had their legs in such a tangle- ment the referee finally separated them. It seems Trout's right leg received the worst of the deal because Berry continually caught Trout by it, and applied all of his strength. Weakened momentarily by his crippled leg, Trout tried to slay clear of Berry until it loosened up. Then Trout caught Berry in a Boston crab which looked like the end of the match, but Berry was too ulippery and, making his way clear, he caught Trout with a double leg flip and then put to use a quick body press. Berry took the fall which FERGUSON proved him still liglit-lieavywcigrlit champ in 14:."i5. In Die seml-windup match Anton Leone substituted for Abe Coleman against Gentleman Danny McShaln, and was defeated by McShaln In a two-out-of-three-fall fight. It didn't take long for the fans to decide who they would cheer, for Leone started In the opening: seconds to use every unfair trick in the books. The fans were cheerinpr for McShaln to send a closed hand punch to Leone's face when he got McShain in a hold by hair-pullinpr. Leone, still holding 1 Tils opponent, pulled down the microphone and hit him on top of the head with a powerful blow. Using a neckbreakor Leone took McShaln in 10:55, which gave him one fall to his credit. Not waiting for the sound of the icll, McShain cnasPd Vicing a gentleman when he carried his bottle of drinking water across the ring to Leone's corner and cracked him over the head, repaying Leone for the microphone episode. McShain went wild and he throw a right to Leone's chin and then applied a keylock hold in 1:11. The lust fall was given to Me- Shain in 12 minutes flat, because of undue roughness on the part of Leone. Not agreeing with the decision of the referee, Leone made a pass at McShain, but McShain had stood for just about enough of Leone's paly and, losing his temper, be chased Leone to the showers. The special event featured Yukon Jake and Billy McEuen. Jake took the single fall with an arm stomp In 11:48. It was Jake all through the fight, because McEuen couldn't get on to the old veteran's method.". Johnnie Melaa defeated Kenny Ackles in 16:30 of the preliminary match. Being one of the cleanest matches the crowd had witnessed in quite some time, the boys were cheered from start to finish. Melas won the contest with a sling shot off the ropes and a body press. The contestants shook hands and walked out arm in arm. Bernie Bierman to Return for Gophers MINNEAPOLIS. Oct. 5. CW— There was joy among University of Minnesota football followers today, but the news that Lieutenant- Colonel Bernie Bierman, creator of the Gophers' "Golden Decade," is coming back probably caused something akin to apprehension in other Big Ten camps. In the period between 1932, when Bierman took over as head coach at Minnesota, and 1941, his elevens had things pretty much their own way. They won 5 Big Ten titles. shared another and 5 times were rated tops in the nation. Minnesota had suffered its full share of defeats since Bierman, a marine reserve officer, on January 1, 1942, became the first major coach called to active duty. 93 Proof Simon Lev! Company, Ltd.. Exclusive Distributor* . California, Arizona, Nevada THINK YOU'RE HARD-TOFIT? Born clothes for heavier men offer you all the benefits of the highest (kills of design and craftsmanship. They slenderize your appearance. They're the last word too, in perfect fit, lasting service and comfort. Come in, let us show you. CASPER and FRANKEL 1431 Eighteenth Street "Just East of Tlny's" Phone 2-1517 Buy Those Overseas Cigars Now Mailing Period Closes October 15 CIGARS by the Box ON SALE Friday 9 A. M. Prices Start at 15 Cents Per Cigar and $7.50 Per Box Limit One Box to a Customer ROY LEWIS Pipe and Tobacco Shop 1919 Chester Avenue Cubs to Clash With Saints at Sam Lynn With the atmosphere very heavily charged with baseball fever, particularly around .St. Louis where the Browns and the Cardinals are now fighting it out for the world's championship—and even in the hot stove circuit throughout the nation, where each game of this series will be replayed a thousand times in the winter months to come, the Bakersfield Cubs, winners of the Bakersl'ipld Summer Recreation League title, Sunday afternoon will contribute more fuel to the fire when they meet the fust-stepping Saints from Santa Maria at Sam Lynn Park in what is expected to be the first game of a winter baseball season here. Little is known of the Saints except thut they have been a consistent winner throughout the summer. Harry Goodchild, who formerly played a lot of baseball for the late 1,'oca-Cola nfne, will lie at second se for the visitors and a former big leaguer, Lefty Webber, will be the starting pitcher. The rest of the squad must be of pretty fair calibre, since two men don't make a winning jail club—which is what the Saints are. The Cubs will use virtually the same players they fielded when they won the Kern counly "world series" from the Delano Tigers, but they've made two important additions. Me A tec, probably the finest catching prospect ever produced in Bak- rsfield, has been recruited for receiving duties, and Iron Man Leonard Francis, best fielding shortstop in the summer league, will be the cork in the gap between second and third. High Praise Awarded Ex-East High Coach praise for liis predecessor. lYicutenant Marker Apsit f.i. p.), now in tlio navy, was wivcii by [Cast Hak- orsfiolrt High School's new head coach, Kobort .Tcllison. Jcllison, whoso Blades open their season (his Friday nisht against the Bakt-rxfieid I-lipli S.?houl Whites, thinks )ic has inherited first class prospects for a vrood season and Kives Apsit credit for teaching sound football to his charges. Thoroufih grounding in fvmda- mentals are essential, lie believes. "Apsit, with his years of pro football behind him, did some, good work here which will help us," ho said. "I's" in this means I,eonard "Stub" Tate. Henry Alinetti and .Toe Tener, who are helping Jellison with tlio biggest football squad ever to turn out at tlio school. Minetti is helping Jellison with the heavyweights while Tate coaches the lightweights, assisted by Joe Tener. Legion Auxiliary Will Have Potluck Dinner Plans will be made for a politick dinner in late. October when Frank S. Ueynoids Auxiliary, American Legion, convenes tonight at S p. m. at Legion hall. Mrs. Hoy Nisbett, president, will call for reports of standing chairmen, and will discharge accumulated business. The potluck supper later in the month will be held jointly with the Legion post. gaherrtieft Caltfornton Thursdoy, October 5, 1944 19 Does Uncle Sam still needWACS? JLou bet he does! To keep on backing up "G. I. Joe" until this war is fully won in every theatre of operations. Then, to help In the big Army job of rehabilitation of liberated countries. And, in the meantime, to take care of increased casualties through the Army Medical Department. WACS are serving now in England, Normandy, Italy, India, Australia, Hawaii, Alaska and Labrador, as well as in this country. As a WAC you will live a rich, exciting, satisfying life... an experience you will treasure always. Inquire at your local Army Recruiting Station. A mttiagt in fht public inftrttt from me 121 Tw»nl.T-»Uth 8<r«t. Bakprsfidd, California . . . A CHALLENGE TO OLD MAN WINTER'S BLASTS It's not the weather that's good or bad—it's the way you're prepared to meet it. Winter cold and roaring wind is invigorating, refreshing when you're insulated from the chill in one of our new winter jackets. These jackets are made scientifically, to withstand the hitlcrest weather. Challenge Old Man Winter with us! . . . All-wool sleeveless sweater—cable stitch, in canary, brown, blue and camel. $ 5.95 A nice all-wool two-lone sports jacket, in contrasting shades of blue, brown or tan. 11.50 Fine suede "buck" coat, with full bell, leallicr buttons, smooth matching collar, deep pockets, 30 inches long. Sizes 3(5 to '10. 19.00 Medlicot coat sweater, all-wool, with open sleeve, checks or stripes, in blue, tan, oxford and brown. $ 7.50 Very large assortment of all- wool scarfs—in plaids and plain colors, from 1.95 up Wool and rayon vests—fine with D-B suits. Camel or brown . . . $5.00. 14 and 16-inch boot socks, in grey or white .. . 65c. All-wool worsted natural grey socks .. . 65c. Washable pigskin gloves .. • $2.95 up. Heavy sweat shirts, free swing style, grey only ... $1.25. Heavyweight union suits, long or short sleeves ... $2.00. Small plaid wool and cotton shirts with two-way collar; finest tailoring ... very warm. Sizes 14 Va lo 17. The Admiral Byrd poplin jacket, with /ippcr; water repellent. Mas warm wool plaid lining. Sizes 3(5 lo 48. 10.00 MEN'S SHOP i For a man who takes his hunting seriously—all-wool plaid raackinaw, with suede half belt, lined with all-wool plaid. (No trousers). 10.00

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