The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 17, 1944 · Page 11
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 11

Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, October 17, 1944
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NAVY TRANSFER OF STAR INTERFERS WITH HIS ALL-AMERICAN CHANCES By GENE FRIEDMAV Untied Press Stpf f Correspondent LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17. — Were it not for navy interference which will result in a transfer about November 3, the University of California at Los Angeles Brulnaf-would have a potential Ail-American in their 160-pound scatback, Johnny Roeseh. It is generally admitted that most All-Americans are made by publicity writers. But Koesch is a natural! Oddly enough he was so lightly regarded at the beginning of the season that his picture did not even •appear in the program ot U. C. L. A.s first game with Southern California. Hoesch was a pretty fair back last j-ear—he was a letterman, but he didn't click. This year he clicked all right and with a click loud enough to be heard all over California. Tlie amazing 19-year-old deception artist has scored 7 ot the Bruins' 10 touohdowns this year. It might be easy to write off his 3 touchdowns of §6, 2S and 22 yards against the St. Mary's team because of that team's admitted weakness. But you can't write off his game- tying two touchdowns in the last three minutes against the southern California Trojans and you can't write off his two last-quarter touchdowns against the San Diego naval training station. , Roeseh electrified the crowd at the Bruin-Trojan game when he carried the ball four times for a 34-yard touchdown and then dashed 76 yards three minutes later with a punt to tie up the game. Brilliant as was that performance, Coach Babe Horrell still regarded him as a scattaack and he saw comparatively little action when the Bruins dropped a 6 to 0 decision to California. Roeseh was kept out of the. game with the San Diego Navy, while the Navy ran up a 14 to 0 half-time lead. Late in the fourth quarter, he finally got started, sparking the team to one touchdown drive, finally carrying the ball over from the 3-yard line and then ambling 20 yards with a pass, from Bob Waterfield to give the sailors a scare. That apparently convinced Horrell. Roeseh got in the game early agninst St. Mary's and proceeded to sew up the contest by scoring three touchdowns in the second quarter against the 17-year-olds from up north. JAPS LOWER DRAFT AGE SAX FRANCISCO, Oct. 17. OP)— Japan today lowered the age for army conscription from 19 to 17, Doniei news agency reported In a broadcast intercepted by the Federal Communications Commission. The Office of War Information pointed out that since, according to Japanese reckoning, a. child Is one year old at birth this means the Japanese have lowered the conscription age to 16. AT ROSWELL AIR FIELD Second Lieutenant Jack Lancaster is now a student in the four-engine pilot school at Roswell Army Air Field, Roswell, X. M. He is the son of Mrs. Mayme A. Lancaster, 500 Acacia avenue. Ho received his pilot wings last January at Luke Field, Ariz. WRESTLING TOMORROW RIGHT - WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, 1944 2201 V Street 8:30 o'clock PICK TROUT DEMANDS A RETURN MATCH MAIN EVENT Two Out of Three Falls to a Finish DICK TROUT WILD RED DERBY SEMI-WINDUP—Two Out of Three fall*—15-Mlnute Time Limit DANDY DAVIS Versus VIC CHRISTY SPECIAL EVENT One Fall—30-Minute Time Limit GEORGE WAGNER Versus TONY MORELLI PRELIMINARY One Fall—30-Mlnute Time Limit MORRIS SHAPIRO Versus JOE FERONA NEW PRICES: Ocniral AdMiition $1 Hinctidi $1.50 Children and » Servictmin Full Price Benin on Safe at Kl Tejon and H. O. Wmthnr Cl«ar Stand. BOO Baker For Reservation* 1'hone 6-6B8I SPORTS Jtehersttitlb Californian Tuesday, October 17, 1944 Fighting Irish Are Still Rated as Tops NEW YORK, Oct. 17. <£">—It's sotre Dame again. For the twelfth j traight week, including 10 weeks rom last year, the Irish have been oted the nation's No. 1 college foot- tall team. The unbeaten and untied South Senders, who last week snowed Dartmouth under a. 64-0 score, polled 7H points from 107 sportswriters in •esterday's Associated Press weekly poll, the second of the season. The rish were ranked first on 59 1/3 of he 107 ballots. Army and Randolph Field, both jndefeated and untied, moved up a notch to second and third place, respectively, as 13-13 deadlock with Virginia tumbled the North Carolina Pre-FIighters from second to tenth. Ohio State took over fourth place ivhile the Iowa Seahawks, making their first Appearance In the top :en, made fifth. The leaders, with 10 points given for each first place vote, nine for second, etc. (First place votes In larentheses.) Top Ten Notre Dame (59 1/3) 973 Army (11 1/3) SG2 Randolph Field (21 7/12) 681.5 Ohio State (4) 631 Towa Pre-Flight (1/3) 399.5 Great Lakes (1) 386 Pennsylvania (3) 328 Georgia Tech 313 Navy -' ««» North Carolina Pre-Flight 216 Second ten: 11, Purdue 128; 12, California (1) 80; 13, Tulsa 79; 14, March Field (1) 69; 15 and 16, Michigan and Southern California, 59 each: 17, Tennessee 52; 18, Bainbridge Naval (2) 50; 19, Second Ail- Force (1/4) 48.5; 20, Indiana 47. Among other vote getters: El Toro Marines (1) 36; Washington 25; U. C. L. A. 22; Mississippi State 21. SKYROCKETED — Paul Berlenbach, deaf-mute at 4 and regain- Ing hearing from a fall at 13, scrapped his way into mat fame and then turned to the ring. His rise was sensational, and one knockout followed another until he gave young Stribling a sound whipping in 192S, then personal difficulties overtook him and bis fall was as sudden as his meteoric rise. Now ,he is a happy family man. Pepper Martin Given Release From Cards Franco Earns Reputation as Real Comer in Pro Boxing By SERGEAXT OEXE GEAR California!) Sjwrtfl Writer on Leave to thr Army A modest, mild mannered Bakers- j field boy whose sharp punching fists nailed him a national reputation in amateur boxing circfes, has, in the short space of four professional fights, established himself as a real "comer'' in the rugged professional category. Steve Strellch's young Mexican protege 1 ' Julio Franco, after several years of staging thrilling bouts at Stretich Stadium, entered the 1!)44 Golden Gloves tournament in Hollywood and walked off with the California lightweight championship. He almost copped the national Golden Gloves crown a short time later. In eight weeks Franco has squeezed in four professional bouts, all of them in the huge Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. He tasted victory in a four-round preliminary in his bow as a pro, winning a narrow decision on the same card that featured Manuel Ortiz, world's bantamweight champion, and Enrique Bolanos, champion of Mexico. Xine thousand persons saw the Bakersfield boy's professional debut. Matchmaker Babe McCoy of the Olympic liked Franco's crowd pleasing ability so much he brought him back for another four-round preliminary bout on the next Ortiz card two weeks later when Ortiz defended his world's title by T. K. Luis Castillo before 8000 fans. This time Franco was tossed into the ring against Sonny Hill, highly touted Negro stringbean,. who had been winning consistently. The Bakers field boy won a clearcut decision. A rematch was arranged two weeks later and again Franco tamed the wily Hill. Then came an offer that fighters have ever been honored ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 17. (UP.)— Sam Breadon, president of the St. Louis Cardinals, today announced that Pepper Martin, veteran outfielder, had been given his unconditional release so he may negotiate for any coaching and managerial post offered him. Martin may be headed back to the Pacific Coast League, where he managed the Sacramento team when it was a Cardinal farm club In 1941 and 1942. Recently, the San Diego club on the coast changed owners and Pepper has been mentioned prominently as the possible new pilot. Because of the shortage of out fielders, Breadon and Manager Billy Southworth persuaded Martin to return to the game as an active player, and at the age of 40, he played In 40 games and hit .279. NEWS BRIEFS The Mahkalmee Camp Fire Girls of Delano have resumed regular meetings after disbanding for thfe summer. They meet each week on Friday after school at the Cecil Elementary School with Mesdames Chester Beck and Ernest Carstens as guardians. Eight new members have enrolled, making a tola) of 18 members. Officers elected' were Marjorie Weeks, president; Dolly Carstens, vice-president; Polly Brown, secretary; Maryalice Hiett, treasurer; Maxine Beck, scribe; Jean McArthur, historian; Esther Carstens, song leader. Planning to occupy their new home soon are Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Wenn of Delano, who recently purchased the James Burum home on North Jefferson street. Returning to their Delano home after several weeks spent In Covlna as the guest of their daughter, Mrs. Karl Gray, and Mr. Gray, are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Eddlemon of Delano. VISALIA FIGHTER HOLDSJ5ARZELLI Tn a thrill parked main "vent at ! high Strelieh Stadium last nieht the Vi- [ sional salia kid. Hank Cervantes, held the j cades, lid River sensation Tommie Garzelli o a slugging draw. Cervantes' objective from tho bo- t (inning "f the liout was trying to I nake ('.aiv.elli lose bis temper so ! ,vhile swinging wild he could land he blow he was waiting for, but he cool-headed Gar/elll, while almost 'ailing for the clever tactics of Cervantes, soon caught on to them and stayed in their punching with a clear head. During the first round when it seemed as though Cervantes oiil- |)ointed Car/.elli just a little, Carwill cut loose, with a stinging right that caught his o|ipoiient under the chin dazing him momentarily and •sending him to the mat for the count of one. The remaining rounds of the fights saw the two contestants swinging j when I Red Grange Waits News of Lost Major Oil. 17. (JP>— Harold 1-hip Jl'LIO FRANCO—The local boy makes good, thats exactly what Steve Ktrelich's protege Julio Franco did when he coped the California lightweight championship in Hollywood, with in the history of boxing—a semi-mindup on a major card at the huge Olympic Auditorium after he had had only three professional fights! A last round rally failed to overcome a lead piled up by classy Bobby Jackson and Franco dropped a close silx-round decision to his harder hitting opponent before 6500 fans who roared their approval of the affable Bakersfield boy as he left the ring. That Franco has great possibilities to scale the tough fisticuff ladder all the way to the pinnacle was demonstrated when this reporter and Tommy Farmer, astute manager of World Champion Ortiz, visited Franco's dressing room after tUe semi-windup bout. Farmer was impressed with Franco's showing in the ring and wanted to give him some tips tn help in future battles in the two don all last lost, army a football Frank E. squared circle. A complete change of style to Rive Franco a more stable defense and quicker and more ef fective use of his lightning left jab was Farmer's recommendation—and the big-time manager remained ir Franco's dressing room for "0 min utes, personally demonstrating little tricks of the ring to help the formei Golden fJloves champ. "That kid. Franco, has a, world of possibilities." Farmer confided as we walked back to ringside to see the main event. "With the right handling he can reach the top." BRITISH WAR CREDIT LOXDOX, Oct. 17. <JP>— The British government will ask Parliament Friday to sanction the biggest vote of credit ot this war— $5,000.000,000, to cover war expenditures for the three-month period ending March 31, 1945. The amount will increase the total iu credit tfoted for the financial year beginning last April 1 to $17,000,000,000. STL DENT ROLLS i:i» EVAXSTOX. HI., Oct. 17. (UP)— Preliminary registration figures indicate that enrollment at Northwestern University has risen to fiL'02, a II per cent increase over last fall. with everything they had. hoping that his blow might find the K. O. opening, but the shower of lofts anil rights coming from both directions seemed to slow down when they connected with each other in the middle, and (he remaining force wasn't quite enough to ward either fighter the vTlal blow. Equally as exciting as the main bout was the second main event which saw Joe Munoz knock out Frank Luccio in 1:07 of the second round. Luccio, unable to get started, took the most blows in the first round, which gave .Munoz a slight edge in determining first round points. Answering the hell for the second round, Munoz came out with new energy and swiftness, to pound Luccio to the ropes. With a series of blows to the mid-section, Luccio went down for the count of five. Then Munoz cut loose with everything he had and again he caught Luccio in the mid-section, to send him sailing for the mat, but this time he was unable to get up, and I he fight was all Munoz's. Cal Cooliilge won a decision over Pedro Halderas in the semi-windup match which was a one-sided affair all the way until the final round, when Balderas, in his semi-crouch, tried a last minute comeback. In spite of the heavy competition Balderas offered in the last round, Coolidgc landed .many of his powerful blows to bring him out on top. In the special event Alex Carrillo won a very close decision over the crowd-cheered Joe Orosco, who couldn't stop the swift blows thrown by Carrillo. In the other added color bouts of the evening. Poll Costa downed Ray (Jitterbug) Harness by a four-round decision; Frank (the boy with his hair in his eyes) Hoza won a hard fighting battle from Gabe Jiminez by a decision; find Warren "Killer" Reeder won the curtain raiser with a T. K. O. when Ernest Lopaz didn't answer for the second round. . who scintillated on university and profes- ldiii'iis fur almost ;it a ti-li'phnnn night, waiting wm-d of a major "who really inade player out nf nn>." The army m;iji>r was Uokrst'k, 4U. of Oak Park. III., cap- lain and fiiil nf .1 great University nt Illinois K-;mi in 11U4 — the ypar Uningp, as a juniov. and as the great "77" of thr lllini, first ran wild on a mllegf gridiron. Major Ftoki'M'k ypst^rday was reported missing. ;,lon.a; with four other army officers, or' an army transport plan' 1 that left Athens for Tampa. "II was 'FJnck' who really made a foot bull player ol inc." said Grange the once fa Died "Galloping Ghost" of Illinois. "He could block. He was the fellow who shook tin; louse for those long runs. He \v;is one of the \ greatest, blorkors I ever saw, and o run his end, I knew he would get at least une, and more often two, of the secondary out of my way. I got. the publicity for the long runs I made, but without 'l>in'k' clearing the way. I wouldn't have gotten loose for a lot of them." Not Hearing Series Is Fans' Worst Fate By SID FEDER BART. Italy, Oct. 17. (JP>— The worst fnto that can happen to a baseball fan in being in Greece at World SerieM time, surrounded by. British troops and without communications to find out what is cooking. For Greece doesn't know how important the series is and the Tommies don't care. I missed my first World Series In 10 years this fall and if that la not bad enoiiRh, I was stuck in the middle of Peloponnesus with the British army while it was going on. The toughest blow of all came when British paratroops dropped at Mesara last Thursday, and helping une of them out of his parachute, I asked him in desperation If he knew how the series, came out. "I'm not sure," he replied in a thick Lancashire dialect, "but I think a St. Louis team won." Anyway, we United States correspondent.-! wanted to make a numbers bet among ourselves, but all the money to be had was in Greek drachmas. And since one buck now is worth 150 million drachmas, you can see .there Is no percentage in that. WILD HORSE PACE9 BIG^DAY Tulare 2 P.M. WILD HOPSE "RACES BRONC £, BRAHMA QTEEg 'RIDING MONTE MONTANA «*JfaTZcU&dei<? TUL A&E TULARE BOX SEATS GRANDSTAND /tf. W, ~DEL KE - BLEACHEBS f~ WILD MCTRQE RACE9 WHEN YOU BUY A NEW TOPCOAT True, women are bargain hunters from 'way back, but it's also true they have a sixth sense for real value. She knows enough to buy the best value obtainable and she's careful to shop around for it. 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