The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 12, 1944 · Page 15
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 15

Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, October 12, 1944
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Strelich Arena Is Scene of Free for All Team Tag Match I Tn a knock-down, drag-out team IRK match last night at Stdich Stadium, JJandy Davis and Abo Colo- Iran defeated Danny McShatn. and JDivk Trout In two out of three falls. The match was started with gen- tleiYuvn McShalu and Davis taking their nonnal stance In thp renter of the ring which almost made the fans believe that both boys were going to fight on the nqiiare for a change, hut Davis had to spoil it whpn hP hit McShatn a stinging closed hand blow to tho bnrk. Then ho pnllpd the half-dazed McShaln to Coleman. in hin cornel 1 , who in tm-n let Mo- Hhain have punches In the face. This didn't go very well with Trout find he came flying to rescue his •'partner. After freeing McShain both the gentleman and the sailor cut loose with 'everything they knew, but this didn't last long because thn ^•eferee forced Trout out of the ring »nd Davis quickly caught McShain ioff-giuird and applied a back breaker, (Winning the fall In 0:51. •\J'ith tho first fall going to the tDavis-Ooleman team, McShain started fast at the hell in order to • urn the tables, but It seems as itnniigh his luck wasn't so good be(cause both boys jumped in the ring • KaiiiKt the lone McShain. Trout was [ton his guard and again he came to 1he rescue of his partner. This started a free-for-all with Davis getting the unstabled end of the deal. Uavls fleeing from his mad opponents hid behind the skirts of Coleman and when Trout charged he pushed Coleman into him. Cole- ijnan not liking this a bit immediately turned against Davis and the two" partners battled it out In their .corner of the ring. McShain seeing Ms opportunity caught Coleman in a reverse toe hold and took the foil In 2:3R while the referee was chasing the other opprTsing pair out of the ring. I H seemed In the next 11 minutes 't\f. wrestling, the referee, Pat McKee, took the most beating. All four men fcgain climbed into the ring nnd this time they all started sling shoots off the rope with the referee In the middle trying to dodge the human torpedoes. Davis connected with one >f his sling shots and sent Trout sailing for the mat, then the other wo jumped, catching the referee In )Ptween them and landing on Trout md Davis. Tho referee with his ollar and neck twisted sent McShain and Coleman out of the ring giving Davis a chance to apply a hoke hold with his knee on Trout who was momentarily dazed. The Davls-Coleman team won the match ivith Davis taking that last fall In 11:03. Fast and agile Morris Shapiro lowned Alex Kasahoskl in one of he fastest wrestling contest fans hud witnessed In quite some time. Kasahoskl finally caught Shapiro In a half crab after 11:22, of tricky md skilled wrestling. The fans were all out for Shapiro because, of some iif the unfair holds which were used by Kasaboskl. Shapiro limping because of his leg, which was injured in the first hold surprisingly hadn't lost too much of his quickness and he caught Knssi- boskl In a spinning toe hold which gave him the second fall in 2:32. Shapiro's main objective was Kas- ahoski's leg. which was also injured. It wasn't too long before Shapiro caught him in another spinning toe hold, which gave him the match and the round in 4:10. In the curtain raising event Joe Ferona and Jjee Grable battled to exciting draw match. Ferona won the first fall with a Boston reverse toe hold In 21:30. With the fans cheering him on, Grable came back fast handling himself nicely to take the second fall In 12:40, using a Russian deadlock hold. The two contestants started at the bell with only four minutes of the time limit left. The wrestlers battled until the time ran out and the match ended in a draw. StrMleh fans donated $621.65 to the War Chest drive, bringing their present total of donations up to $14L'C.65. Hunt for Witch's Ghost Set by English Professor n.v BOYD LEWIS United Press Staff Correspondent GREAT LKTGITS, KSSKX, England, Oct. It!.—Working against time—for tomorrow is Friday the thirteenth—Professor Harry Price Jiopcd today to re-imprison the ghost of the witch of Scrapfaggot Green !Wiltiln her 200-year-old grave. The professor, who heads tho Lon- iflon Council of Physical Research, laid bare his plans at a breakfast table conference in the 774-year-old ''Ye Olde Queen Anne's Castle Inn." Despite having spent halt the Tiight over foaming flagons with ,"VV. ,T. Sykes, mine host of the inn, discussing the pranks and practices cf restless spirits, the professor professed himself fine and fit for the forthcoming tussle with the witch's ghost. Work Against Time "We are, gentlemen, working In a sense against time," said Price "at the breakfast table, emphasizing his Jioinls by jabbing his porridge spoon on tho worn oaken boards. "I trust that you realize tomorrow Is Friday the thirteenth. Frankly, gentlemen, I fear to think what mischief our olterscist might cause if allowed to remain at large on that day of dark omen." Price spent yesterday afternoon Investigating' evidence of the pranks credited to the poltergeist, from letting sheep out of walled pastures to Betting rabbits on hen eggs. Hykes, first to burst In as they returned to the inn last evening, announced breathlessly to a coterie of ..villagers having their flagons of the '•mild and bitter": 1 "It's the real thing, boys. The professor here Bays its a bona. fide pol . . , He suya it's a witch al right." "Mr. Sykes Is substantially correct," Price said. "We have accumulated Incontrovertible evidence, of authentic, spiritual phenomena from the lips of, shall wo say, the vie tims." Price and Sykes had taken volu minous notes from women whose book jackets had been switched, farmers whose haystacks had been blown over on windless nights and Mr. Mclntosh who hearing his door open, feeling the freezing presence of a lump in bed beside him for a moment and then hearing his door elam. Blades to Meet Taft on Griffith Field The power football 11 from East Bakersficld High School will meet the Taft Wildcats tomorrow night on Griffith Field following a lightweight game between teams from the same schools, which Is scheduled to get underway at 6:30 p. m. The Blades, coached by Bob Jellison and Henry Manetti, won their first tilt of the season last week over the Bakersfield Whites by a score of ]5-0. Taft's Wildcats dropped their first game to the Blues ,of Kern County Union High School 19-n. AMATEUR BOXING IS WAR CASUALTY n.v HIGH FLLLERTON, Jr. NK\V YORK, Oc:t. 12. (^—Another war casualty seems to be amateur boxing . . . Nat (fling Magazine) Fleischer, who keeps tabs on such things, reports that since D-Day, more than 1000 youngsters from the amateur mitt-swinging ranks—mostly 18-year-olds—have been inducted into the services ... as a result about 80 per cent of the A. A. U. talent In the midwest and fnr western strongholds of amntcui* boxing is missing and the clubs that used to stnge regular shows have been closed for the summer find likely won't reopen. . . . Harold Keith, the Oklahoma U. publicist, 1ms. written a piece for the November Esquire nominating Eddie Ooehems, coach at St. Louis U. In 1!)06, as the "father" of the forward puss. JUST T'S-IXO AGAIN Before last week's I'enn Slate- Navy game, a bunch of the boys vere sitting around the famous Navy loathouso nnd, naturally, talking about the "T" formation. . . , One visiting fireman from Clark Snatigh- nessy'B current address had all the inswers nnd when one quiet little uy questioned some statements, he remarked, "Listen, I've been living with and writing about tho 'T' formation for the last two years." . . . When the party broke up, the visitor casually asked the Identity of his neighbor. ... It was only Keith Molesworth, Navy backfield coach and for 7 years a star of the T-powered Chicago Bears. SHORTS AXD SHELLS Billy Evans, Southern Association proxy, who has been attending the Little World Series, says Baltimore's 1'J-year-old catcher, Rherm Lollar, i« "an fine big-league material as I've seen in the past lf> years." . . . Louis Wannlger, son oC the old Yankee In- flelder, Pee Wee, and "Tee" btrlb- ling, son of "Young" Stribling, former heavyweight fighter, are teammates on the Lanier High School football team at Macon, da. . . . Lou Fieri, Providence hockey man, is trying to "givo away" 25 hockey players, lie has that many young p'rospccts that ho would like to place with amateur teams where he can watch them. NO ANSWER Staff Sergeant Joe Louis says the most embarrassing moment he experienced In his G. I. boxing tour of the war zones was the day he got off the boat in England. A little guy who said ho was former champion of South Wales rushed up, shook .loo's hand seven times and kissed him on both cheeks. Unlike the time Arturo Godoy kissed the champ after staying with him 15 rounds, Joe had not been handing out any smacks with hla gloves. SPORTS fche Californiin Thursday, October 12, 1944 Slinging Sammy May Return to Redskins WASHINGTON 1 , Oct. 12. OP—The Washington Redsklng of the national football league may have their Irlple- threat quarterback Sammy Baugh for home games after all. Baugh, who recently was told he'd have to remain on his Texa» ranch or lose his 2-C draft deferment, told the Washington Star he had nn okay from Caleb R. Simmons, chairman of his Sweetwater, Texas, draft board, to play football on week ends If he wanted to. Baugh said he would try to line up plane transportation for tho Redskins' Sunday contests In Washington and perhaps other games. Ho expressed confidence he would be back at his old passing spot in the backfield before long. Segura of Ecuador Meets Mexico's Star MEXICO CITY, Oct. 1L'. <M— Pancho Segura ot Kcuador meets Mexico's champion, Armando Vegas, and William Talhert of Indianapolis plays Avmnndo's brother, Kolando, In semi-finals o ft he third Pan-American Tennis tournament today. 3n mixed doubles semi-finals. Margaret Asborne of San Francisco and Talbert, United States champions, meet Louise Brotigh of Beverly Hills, and Ignaclo De La Borbolla, Jr., son ot former Mexican Davis Cup player. In tho other bracket, Pauline Betx of Los Angeles and Segura play Mary Arnold of Los Angeles and Armando Vega. Segura advanced yesterday by winning a straight-set but hard- fought victory over Kcluardo Buse, Peru's No. 2 man, fi-1, 7-."i, fi-2. Waterfowl Plentiful for Coming Season SAN KtlAXCrsCO, Ort. 12. U.U!) — Thousands of L'.ilil'orniaiiM \\ith itfh- iiifT trigger fingers t:ike In the hills and swamps in all lint tl-vco of the state's ."S countirs at (la.wi.1 Saturday us tlie minimi scasiin opens on duck-", goose utul imi'lhciis. Shooting at waterfowl, reported (« lie moi» pli'titii'ul than at any time in remit. history, is in onlfi- oi'.o- lialf huiir hol'dii; sunrise October 14 in all hut San Bernardino, Kiver- slde and Imperial counties, where thi> season wnn't start until No- vein her ". The daily has,' limit will lip 1.~i dm-ks in Hi" it^Rregate. the state illvision of fish and tramo pointed out, with hunters permitted possession of two daily limits except on opening day. Limits on various kinds of geese v. ill he six h\ tho aggregate, with a "5 limit on mini- hens. Ducks, while pliMitlful, are widely scattered this season, the. division said, because of herding by rice crowd's, and soml shooting will dp- pond larseiv on the \veather. Delano Eleven to Clash With Fresno PKUVVO. Oct. 12.—The A hull team, til" Tlcer". of the lofal hiuh srho'.l, \viil meet the p'resiio U'.itrini-•. i.f th" Fresno High Hf-linol. on the Nnrlhi-rn Schools FlPld. 1-Yi- day ni'_'hl. Tli" Imal team is much slower ,nid ;:reener than years fp.-ini uhiehiield tiip string J'Ypsno SM a,nl in si ~ to (i \ietory. Philip JJriSL's. !•'(! f-iid. is tho only member nf ih<' t- im defeated r'resno last se.-i.--'iu. who will iilay r'riday. Tlio Ti.ueis.' speedy hacks of last, roar, Iloth, Md'htjlridgo. and < Jrceno were lost throtiuli graduation, nnd Twilford, th" olhr-r moinhor of the hackfipld and this year's captain, ha" hoon retired by doctor's orders. (.'oadi Frederick expects his team to ho. strengthened in the coming game l>y Huh Ciulon, stellar backfield man. \\lio i-- also the key man in the Pelano ofi'mso and a stront' clelViisive player. The l"--a1 lino will average 1">S ponndw and the hack- ficld 14!> against Coach I'rice. nohin- sun'H team whose line will average. IS:;, and thp hackfield 1(50. AVith Captain T« il'ord out of HIP frame Coach Frederick feels that, thn chances of the Timers' holding the AVaninrs to a reasonable score arc greatly diminished. G. A. A. TO HOLD WATER CARNIVAL A'i"-'tic af ompIishmentR In group swimming will b«» featured at the ; Swimming Carnival being staged Siiturday afternoon at Beale Park by the members of tho Bakersfleld :>li«h School Girls' Athletic Agflni-ia- ! tii'ii, who have invited the East Hakorsfieid G. A. A. girls to be their i guests at tho carnival, announced . .Miss r:oso liisenbcrip, adviser for the i group. U'lth Miss Virginia Fuller heading all of the carnival arrangements, an : advanced group of 10 swimmers are rehearsing thpir aquatic numbem in preparation for Saturday's show: , Ijticllle Dreyfus, Nancy Cani lion, Xancy Pare, Coleen Peterson, Violet Bole-rider, Merfbeth Martin. Mi---) Nancy Cannon and Miss I/ucllle Drevt'us will also present a two- i.svimmer number for the car»ival. ! Hostesses for the swimming: car- i nival Saturday will be in charge of IMiss Beverly Prhwofiho. who will be ! assisted by Mips Iviura Contralto, ! JoAnh Boofisley, Roberta Foster, ; Florence Montgomery, Betty Curtis, ! Xina Uolcombo and Donna Outch- lard. POLITICAL ADVKBTIHEMKNT. TONIGHT! Two Veterans Look at tho 1944 Presidential Campaign Gov. Earl Warren and Warren H. Atherton PMt National Commander, American Legion Will Speak K P M C - - 7-7:15 Bruins Enter Game Slight Favorites I,OS ANOELES. Oct. 12. CW—Tho nihattled Bruins of U. C. Li. A. are oing Into their fourth football game jf 1944 Saturday In the Coliseum still after their first victory and •cry likely to get It at the expense f Coach Jimmy Phelan's St. Mary's Gaels. Joe Bruin looked all right in putting on a great finish In the last wo minutes to tie Southern Cali- lornla, 13-13. lie was impressive jut thwarted In that 6-0 beating in California's backyard at Berkeley, •le staged another grout finish at San Diego last week in losing to the Naval Training Station, 14-12. This Is tho U. C. L. A. team that was picked by some as the likely western nominee for the Rose Bowl. The Bruins still could be the nominee, but they'll have to make some- hlng besides first downs and yards rom now on. They've rolled up 835 yards to the enemy's 490 in three jamea without winning-. St. Mary's has one of the youngest college teams in the nation and. one f the lightest. The oldest player Is 21, the youngest 16. The heaviest is 194-pound Vern Yank, right tackle; :he lightest, Leo Verveles, who's 16 and weighs 150. He's a quarterback. Phelan's squad of 28, loser of three games, has seen the handwriting on the wall and Coach Jimmy has come up with what he calls a "blooper pass," modelled on the baseball pitch of Rip Sewell of Pittsburgh. The general idea is for Denny O'Connor to drop back and let fly a pass as high and as far as his right arm can throw. Business and Professional GUIDE Phont 7-7631 for Monthly Rates ACCOUNTANTS JOHN W, CULLITOH PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Income Tat Nervine. Audit*. 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