The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 18, 1944 · Page 9
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 9

Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, October 18, 1944
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SPORTS r fcflt Itafcerftftelb Califorttian Wednesdoy, October 18, 1944 «RELiFLesMEET FRESNO" STATE COLLEGE IN GAME SATURDAY With the admittance price a donation to the 1944 National War Chest fund, Kern county civilians have ,l>een Invited to attend the opening game of the Minter Field football eeason when the Fliers make their debut against the Fresno State Col- Jrgt> eleven at 10 o'clock Saturday morning on the Minter athletic field. The teams will line up foi the fipening kickoff as unknown iiuan- lies to each other. Fresno State, fifter setting up an outstanding grid- Iron record in previous years, was forced to abandon Its 1943 football! jilans and Minter also had to omit tha sport last season because of transportation restrictions and short- lige of football material. This year, with the help of on-the- line trainees who have had college experience, Minter has come up with « better than average team that Khould hold its own with any team in Its class. The Fliers, coached by Lieutenant •Tames A. Dildy, former All-Anjeri- ran tackle from Alabama University, will start a team that, includes play- rrs from Baylor University. Washington State and a halfback from the Hawaiian islands. Staff Sergeant Morris (Tex) Southall, a freshman star at Haylor when the army called him. will start at left halfback where he will call plays as well as passing the pigskin and doing his share of ball carrying. Other backfleld posts will be held down by on-lhe-line trainees. Ted Mcrdow, a 170-pound blocking back, will start at quarter: Bob Williams, Ill-year-old, 203-pound southpaw hooter, will be at fullback an'd either Kd Sallinger or George Oakley, fleet- footed Hawaiian ball toter who can kick, run or pass, will get the call at right half. Sergeant Stan Xemmy, with four years of football at Washington State behind him, will start at center. He will be flanked on the right and left by trainees Fred Miller, 207-pounds. and Hurley George, ITii. Tackles will he Glen Patton, 205, and George Pastre, 215. both trainees. Knd berths are still undecided but either Sergeant Dave Bone or trainee Bob Nelson will take the left outpost and Sergeant Russ Rohm or trainee Frank Merha, the right. The Fliers will feature both the Xotre Dame and T offensives, having been drilled daily in both systems. FLIERS OI'EN PLAY —Minter Field's newly reorganized lootball team will open its season, Saturday, against Fresno Htale College on the air base athletic field. The Western Flying Training Command team is coached by Lieutenant .James A. Dildy, former Ail-American tackle from Alabama University. Pep, Bartolo Bout Urged by N. B. A. WASHINGTON. Oct. IS. <UR> — The National Boxing Association is caint'i'igniite for a title match between Willie Pep and Sal Bartolo to nettle the fi-year-old dispute over the world bantamweight crown, Abe .T. Greene, president of the N. B. A., disclosed today in announcing the Association's quarterly ratings. Bartolo has been.ordered to defend his N. B. A. laurels soon against Home other worthy challenger. No major changes occurred In the quarterly ratings. The upper rankings follow, with divisional cham- ))iorvs listed first: Heavyweight—Joe Louis, Billy Conn, Joe Baksi, Jimmy Bivins, Jlello Bettina, Tamt Mauricllo, I,ee Q. Murray, Lee Savold, Joe Maxim, Le«j Oma, Jack London. Light heavyweight—OUR Leslie- rich, Lloyd Marshal, Freddie Mills, Anton Christofoi idis. Kdclie Booker. Middleweight—Tony Zale, Georgia Abrams, Hooman Williams, Jacob ! LaMotta, Tony Martin, Jose Basora, Steve Belloise, Charlie Bin-ley. Welterweight—Freddie Cochrane, Ray Robinson, California Jackie Wilson. Henry Armstrong. Tommy Bell. Marty Servo, Jimmy McDaniels, Marcel Cerdan. Lightweight—Juan Zurita, Beau Jack, Boh Montgomery, Ike Williams, Bobby Knffin, Slugger White, John Thomas. Tippy Larkin, Willie Joyce. Dave Castilloux. Featherweight—Sal Bartola, Willie Pep, Harry Jeffra, Phil Terranova. Chalky Wright, Kike Raffa, Pittsburgh Jackie Wilson, Carlos Chavez, Willie Roach. Bantamweight — Manueal Ortiz, Rush Dalfna, Hut Kong Young. Flyweight—Jackie Patterson, Norman Lewis. Joe Curran, Alex Murphy, Georgia Parks. Walker Takes Honors as Lineman of Week NEW YORK, Oct. 17. <JP>— Virginia's Hank Walker, fullback turned end, won honors today as the outstanding football lineman of the week in the third weekly Associated Press poll of the season. He joins Roger Harding, California center, and End Jack Russell of Randolph Field, ranked first in the previous polls. ^Because of Walker's performance, Virginia scored a major upset by holding the highly touted North Carolina I're-Flighters to a 13-13 deadlock. Walker, a ISO-pounder from Griffin, da., is a navy trainee who played the 1943 season with South Carolina. Two other wingrnen, 18-year-old Hubert Bechtol of Texas, and ] it-yea r-old John Johnson of the Alameda (Calif.) coast guard, were singled out for praise by their coaches. Bechtol smeared so many Oklahoma plays the boys in the press box called him the fifth man in the Sooners' backfield. Johnson, a San Francisco lad. playing in his first big-time game, helped Alameda tie favored March Field, 20-20, by catching two forward passes for touchdowns. Clarence Esser of Wisconsin, Tom Kane of Tulane, Vic Schleich of Iowa Seahawks, and Jim Turner, College of Pat-file, impressed at tackle, while II. J. Nichols of Rice, Bob DobPlstein of Tennessee, Bill Hatchen of California and Jack Fathauer of Iowa State stood out at guard. Tex Warrington of Auburn. Fello Prewitt of Tulsa and Joe Wlnkler of Purdue drew the most praise at i center. World Racing to Postwar Feature By JACK ('L'ni)Y X-'niU'd I'rcs*t Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Oct. 18.—Big international racing classics, bringing together the fastest horses of a half- dozen countries, will be a feature of the postwar sports boom, according to Alex Robli, executive secretary of the Thoroughbred Racing Association of the United States. Recent developments in air transportation, which now permit ciuieU movement of. army horses over long distances, will make possible these classics by eliminating lengthy ocean voyages and sea-sickness of thoroughbreds, Robb says. Chatting after last night's dinner for the nation's turf writers and track publicity men at the Waldorf- Astoria, Robb predicted: "Three or four years after the war ends, we'll have horses from England, France. Russia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and other countries competing in our major races. Because of improved air transportation, they'll be able to do this without losing too much time from their homeland campaigns." Robb, an ultra-conservative, is a tall, bespectacled man witli temple gray in his dark hair. He looks like the hard-headed business executive he.was when drafted into racing a decade ago as a sort of financial ef- fiency expert for the late Willis Sharpe Kilmer—owner of Exterminator, Sun Beau, Sun Briar, etc. Because Robb now is probably more familiar with the national racing set-up than any other individual, he was asked: "How much money is invested in racing in this country?" He replied, "at the time of Pearl Harbor, the total United States investment in racing—tracks, horses, stud farms, etc.—approximated $100,000,000. That investment naturally is worth much more now." He added that, when the war began, racing gave employment to more than 60,HOO persons in the United States, thereby contributing to the livelihood of at least 240,000 persons—counting; dependents. TO FEATURE RACING The Tri-f'nunty Horseman'? -Association has arranged for » full racing card I'm 1 Sunday afternoon fit the fairgrounds, with four Harness races and three running race? highlighting thn program which will get underway promptlv at 2:"n p. in. Some of I'alifiiniia'M best .horses are entered and will revive the racing days of years ;.IL,'O. In the free-for-all pace such horses as Kins .\hlie. with a record df -.'IT'..-, owned by William Lachenmaier of Shelter; Louis Oration, ".us. owned l>y Johnnie Miller of <'or- coran. anrl Dimple C.iallton. L'.fl"'-. owned by < Ya wfi'ird Mild Xeuman nl j Shal'ter will add culm- to (he, event. '• , These horses liave each defeated the A BOTTLE TO REMEMBER Look for Philadelphia Blend . . . 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Officials of the Valley Amusement Association said that because of the magnificent reception received when he, played at the Union Avenue Ballroom, special arrangements have been made for this big return dance. This will be Bob's last appearance before leaving on an extended eastern tour. Bob Ellis Is known from coast to coast for his outstanding western music and for composing such well-known numbers as "Ida Red" and "San Antonio Rose," which has sold well over a million copies. Special advanced-sale tickets will go on sale shortly. Business and Professional GUIDE Plum 1.7111 for ninthly «••«« ACCOUNTANTS JOHN W. CULLITON PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Income l«\ brrvlce. AudlU S.»«tm :>O.V20fl Prareulniul Balldlni Pbgne B-K5UI . CHINESE HERBS T. LIM HERB 8t>M:IAU8T STOMACH TROUBLE SPECIALISTS Hvinnlle* tut All Ailment* FKK:: coNHtSTATION t'orimi H*rh InttrnrUr Clinton Ccllrn. CanUn Cblnc Twenty-fourth «nd K 8tr*«f 6-MS1 LAUNDRIES LAUNDRY SERVICE I -iund. d«r«itr I iwitcllrd— Th»t U Our MetU— T«i llirr«rrnl Nrrtlrti and Ziirir llri firming CITIZENS LAUNDIV M il O BlrrtU PIMM •••MI ... Btt Seven Teams Remain in Pro Grid League SAX FRANCISCO. Oct. IS. (UP) — The American Professional Football League was down to seven teams today as two teams merged in the San Francisco bay region. The San Francisco Clippers and the Oakland.. Hornets combined forces and will be coached by the veteran -Mike Pecarovich, long-time successful college mentor. V. D. Dardi, San Francisco importer, has purchased a controlling interest in th" (.'Uppers and will retain that name for the new combination club. The I.os Angeles Wildcats lost their owner, but will remain in competition. The league started (he season with the intention of becoming the second "major" football loop in the country. SWEET MYSTERY PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 18. GT>—A 14-hour police search for missing Shirley Schwanbeck. Id, and her sister, Joan, 11. ended in their home—Papa Schwanbeck found under a bed, where they hid spending an unauthorized for candy. them after dollar SHOW IX NEW DELHI NEW DELHI, Oct. 18. (J&— A USO show unit including Pat O'Brien, Harry Brown. Jinx Falkenberg and Betty Yeaton arrived hpre last night. They expect to give 50 shows between now and December 7. others and this will be the down contest. Other ('races will include tin 1 free- for-all trot with Son.ia Patch, the fast Lacheninaier mare: Hunter Patch, the Hob Newman entry; Calumet Darnell, 'J. or, •''.,. owned by Miller; Jimmy Late, Lachenmaier's good trotter that placed second last •Sunday, and Dandy J. the fast young trotter recently purchased by Sol Camp. This event will be a race that racing fans and horse admirers can't afford to miss. The mixed trot or pace is also filled with a fast bunch of horses, and the matched pacing race between Jessica Scott, owned by William Lacheninaier and Radium Express, owned by BUI Range, for a $1000 pot will be a real thriller. In addition, three running race's are on the program, 'i of a mile: >i of a mile; and '- of a mile, with horses that won at King City start- ing'as well as local horses. Coast Ice Hockey to Start November 8 LOS ANGELES. Oct. 1S. (UR> — The newly-organized Pacific Coast Tee Hockey League today scheduled a local opening with the Championship Hollywood Wolves meeting the Los Angeles Monarchs November 1S. The northern division of the league, comprising Portland. Seattle, Vancouver and Vanport, Ore., already was underway. Oakland and San Francisco, central division clubs, scheduled an opener November -5. ' Wednesday, October 18, 1944 9 WEST COflST OXIHEATRES Huskies to Be Tough, Says Trojan Scouts IOS ANGELES. Oct. 18. OP)—The University of Washington's opposition so far this season may not have been as good as that encountered by Southern California, but on the word of Trojan Scouts Shelby Calhoun and Gaius Shaver, the Huskies are going to be hard to stop here next Monday night. Calhoun and Shaver scouted Pest Welch's club two weeks ago against | Willamette. They say that Washington has a tight pass defense and a strong running game, backed by a pretty fair aerial attack. Keith Decourcey is the key man In the attack and has scored nine touchdowns. The team uses the T formation and the Notre Dame shift. HORSE RACES BAKERSFIELD FAIRGROUNDS Sunday Afternoon TROTS PACES RUNS Full Card Fast Horses SPECIAL! PRE-BIG GAME MATINEE! FRIDAY. OCTOBER 20 SEE This GRAND PROGRAM Between 4 and 6 P. M. 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