The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on January 5, 1938 · Page 7
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Wednesday, January 5, 1938
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1938. THE MORNING HERALD, HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND. SEVEN, ON DOWN THE SPORTS TRAIL By PAUL MICKELSON New York, Jan. t, (/P).—For some unaccountable reason, the many "lying championship" tournaments conducted around the country each New Year's Day fail to include the light camp inspectors, hangers-on from yesterday's gory glory whose lull stories get the public all ex•cited ahout the industry's second :hite Inims. Perhaps, It's self protection for ^the amateur libbers. lf\ so, a special class should be organized to 'give the "pros" a chance for great fame. A wide open field would put such mild tales as the 1938 winners told about hens and eskimos into the yell county quarter-finals. This is how the tall talc looters work. The promoter, realizing his gigantic task of building up an ordinary fighter for a match against a good one. invites all the ex- fighters he can find to visit the rival camps. Along or In pairs, they arrive in Elmer Dump's camp. As the experts, hard up for copy, take notes the inspectors titter words of great wisdom. In a few minutes, they predict a great victory for Elmer, picturing him a "fine specimen of an athlete" instead of a tumble down guy who should he home trying to read a book, or at least a pulp magazine. The next day, the inspectors go to the camp of the favorite. They go over his style with everylhing but a fine tooth comb. "He'll be lucky to beat Elmer," say they. "It'll ho the fight of the century." Strangely, though the inspectors laugh off their testimonials later when they get free ducats for the show, they sometimes happen to be correct. Max Schmcling, Bob Pastor and Tommy Fan- made them look good. However, most of them are the reverse. They said Harry Thomas might lick Schmeling, though in fairness they qualified their rash statements with "if Thomas can hit Max and Max can't -hit Thomas." Jack Dempsey, James J. Braddock, Tony Canzoneri, Benny Leonard, Lew Tindler, Dumb Dan Morgan and even Gene Tunney of late are among the chorus boys who do the inspecting. But, my favorites are Tommy Murphy, Professor Billy McCarnoy and Walter Monohan. They're tops in the profession. Harlem Tommy is a mischievous soul. Buckshot is more important to him than free ducats, free meals Too Ashamed of Her Skin to Go to Party ' Skin blemishes are aggravated by constipation. Just as it can cause loss of appetite, nervousness, weakness. Dr. F. M. Edwards treated hundreds • of women for constipation and frequently noted remarkable improvement in their appearance. For his treatment he used a purely vegetable compound—Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets. ' This laxative is gentle, yet peculiarly Effective because it increases the bile flow without shocking the intestinal system. If you have a pale face, sallow skin, blemishes, all you may need is i'his mild aid in relieving constipation. Or. Edwards' Olive Tablets are on sale at all druggists, 15f, 30^ and 60r:. and fancy -living. The gray-haired old master of the ring buys buckshot by the pocketful, jams them nto his month and wows everyone by his art. He'll get an Innocent victim Into a huddle and spit buckshot at him. Errorless as ho Is sly. Harlem Tommy will have his victim accusing everyone of sriulrt- inr him. Monohan, who seconded Jess Willard in his lig'it against Jack Johnson in Havana, is the long distance stooge. Walter thinks nothing of coming 2,000 miles to put the official eye on the lighters in camp. Reports are that Walter, a big hulk of an oM timer, is so well prepared he has a bus puss that'll take him anywhere. Walter knowns how to talk, too, and loves it. Professor MeCaruey is a suave, slick man of the world but of late hasn't been much good In the buildup business. He's got fighters of his own and has had a ot of tough hick, wearing himself out by dragging them* back lo the corner for smelling salts. Actually, however, few of the experts are fooled. At a recent fight camp, several cornered Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, another grand haracter, and said: "Jack, why don't you get your name in the papers big by saying this fighter is a big bum?" Philadelphia Jack thought over the proposal and said: "Why. boys, don't you know there's a little of the bum in each one of us? Just wait'll I look at this other bum tomorrow." How Much * Do You Know? Ji Central Prett Feature o i—Wnii was the leading three- year-old horse of 1937? 2—Who is Ivar Ballangrud? 3—Did the U. S. win the Davis Cup last year? THE ANSWERS 1—war .-vuiiiiral. 2—World speed skating chain piou 3.—Yes. TWO DIE IN CRASH. ER1IS, Pa., Jan. 4 (/P).—A New York Central passenger train crashed into an automobile on a crossing a. mile west of Erie today, killing two employes of the Erie Dispatch-Herald. The dead were Mrs. Irene Outwait Dry. 31, a billing clerk, ami John McDonald, advertising salesman. Ill listing their food preferences United States CCC boys designated spinach as their favorite vegetable. TODAY'S CROSSWORD PUZZLE .'•-Today's uncharted puzzle aUrts with No. 1, across, a five-letter ; ; word. Number 1, down, a flve-letter word. Fill in squares at the ; : end of each word and cn«k with tomorrow's solution. ACROSS 1—Swiftness 6—A bright red •. seaweed 11 —A negative ion i 12—Greetings, i (Hawaii) IS—Inconsistent 16—Sixth not* of the wale 16—Coffee receptacle 17—Northeast <*bbr.) i!8—Clergymen '22—A feathered neckpiece 23—Scotch form of John 25—Residence of an ambassador ZO^Dimlnutive suffix 31—An American humorous writer S2~Grc«k letter 33—Collected 38—Loudly 39—Unaccompanied +0—Stories of adventure 41—Splits plosive 18—AuthorW "The Raven" 19—Male sheep 20—It Is (contracted) 21—Speak 24—Rot 26—Poets 27—Variant of cigar 28—Dandles 30—Anglo-Indian weight for gold and silver 32—Repair 34—And not 35—A firearm 36—Malt beverage 87—A large weight Answer to prevlon» puzzle 11—Salutes 2—A coin of India 3—Thus 4—Also . B—-Boredom 6—Mends with Interlacing •tltchcs V—An Eiklmo DOWN' tool 8—A game at cards 0—Avoid 10—A portable frame for a picture 14—A bomb 7 filled with n high ex- OAKY DOAKS Trtdtmirk ApullM For U. a P«t«m <MB<« Swashbuckling Steno •y R. I. FULLER lAST NISHT, "WHILE OAKY AND CEDRId WERE ASLEEP ON THE ROCKS,A HRATESH1P SAILED TN10 THE COVE... IBIS HAVE A LOOK AT HER... 1-5 TAKE A MEMO TO THE CAPTAIN! TELL HIM WE'VE DROPPED , ANCHOR IN DEAD MAN'S I SEE TWO MEN AND A HORSE ON THE ROCKS OVER THERE SHALL! MAKE A SEPARATE NOTE OF THAT? TALES IN TIDBITS i Eddie Neil Keeps Rendezvous in Spanish Town Writer Remembers Him as Comrade in Sports Recalls Pictures of Him at Fights, Games By BILL BRAUCHER Central Press Sports Editor New York, Jan. 4.—The cold hand of war was punching the keys at the other end of the teletype, and the bulletin that came clicking from the machine carried a cruel punch. Just t.wo or three lines, flashed from a town near strife-torn Teruel, Spain, but with a world of meaning- Edward J. Neil, correspondent ot the Associated Press, died from wounds received when struck by splinters from an exploding shell in the village of Cande. There are so many things that come crowding into the mind when friend like Eddie Neil keeps his rendezvous with death that it is hard to know where to begin and what to say. Walking with him through thrilling years as a. sports writer, knowing his great heart, bis endless good humor, his tremendous enthusiasm, we find ourselves confused. Pictures come flashing from the | Olympic games at Lake Placid. past. Jack Dempsey Is training somewhere on a sandy beach, and round-faced Eddie with the smiling Irish eyes comes to interview the champion. Dempsey solemnly shakes his hands, then plants a left Edward J. Neil hook in his ribs so hard (bey rattle. Eddie, swings back, connects and the two clinch and roll over and over—to begin a great friendship and understanding. You get a mental glimpse of Dempsey's face as he reads that Eddie Neal is dead. * * * The special train is rattling be- fween Philadelphia and St Louis for another world series game. Babe Ruth, Bill Corlim and a few of the boys are playing stud. Eddie, of course, is there. Somebody comes up to the table and says that Bozeman Bulger has lust been stricken with appcndicilics, and they'll operate on him in St. Louis. Eddie grins. "The first sport: writer ever lo gel. a cut. out of the world series." he cracks—and half dozen of Eddie's colleagues cop that crack to brighten their notes next day. They're holdh.g the winter One of the most hazardous o£ the sports is the bobsled run down the glittering sides of Mount Hoeven berg, where men flirt with the Reaper on a groove of buttered glass. The eager face of Eddie Neil as he parks himself on one ot the sleds to make the breath-taking run so that he can write something "first hand" about it. A big flght in Chicago. In crowded hotel lobby, a groggy wreck of a human being (ouches Eddie on the arm. An old lighter of a familiar type. "Never took a backward step"—that kind. Flattened nose, and eyes with not quite the right look. But ho knows Eddie. And Eddie, nne of the greatest writers of human interest sports stories our day has seen, does not fail him. Because Eddie is human, too, and the plea of a punch-drunk pug never finds him too busy. 1 wonder how many bucks Eddie has given those dilapidated knights ot the knuckles "foi a cup of coffee"? * » # Nights ot song and stud poker In the hotels on the eve ot big games or big fights, and Eddie's voice ringing out with one of his favor ites. "Honey, Honey, Bless Yom Heart" Silting all night trying lo fill inside straights and working al day In the press coop. Turning his boundless energy into the writing of a book about a college toolbar hero. * + * Then the call of war. Italy rushing down upon the Lion of Judah in Abyssinian strongholds Eddie Nell in a plane, covering that arduous, man-killing campaign from the seaport to the capital And finally—Spain. Lugging the old portable from village to village watching arid living the hardesi game of all. Telling the world the story of the toughest human Inter eat drama that man can stage. * * * Well, and now that this has been written into cold type, how shall It be ended? How can we give Eddie a sendoff that's halfway decent' It hardly seems adequate merely lo say that a great newspaperman has been killed In the line of duty. He was such a splendid soul. I don' know. Perhaps we'll all under stand these things better some day U. OF M, RINGMEN WORKING FOR DUKE Coach Miller Will Have Inexperienced Team for Battle January 15 Lieut. Col. Harvey L. (Heinle) Miller, University of Maryland's coach who has proved his nettle in the ring and on battle- ronts,' shivers every time he hinks of the Terps' opening fistic natch with Duke at College Park in January 15. With a mere shell of the team hat won the Southern Conference jrown in 1937 he is facing a sched- lle of six tough matches and the lefense of the loop title. Benny Alperstein, who was runner-up in the conference but who ater won the national collegiate Ightweight honors, Is the only let- er man on the srinad, practically all of the others being novices. Alperstein and Nathan Askin, a soph 135-pounder, are Miller's two )est men, and one of them, proh RACINGNOTES The current Tropical Park meeting seems to have erased the old idea that there wasn't much use In trying to hold horse races in Florida before the season "officially" opens in January. Attendance for the first 13 days has increased approximately 25 per cent over last year's figures and betting hit a new high New Year's day. The tiny veteran jockey, Johnny Longden, riding in brilliant form, continues to head his Held in Florida. When he brought home Mrs. Kmil Denemark's Orientalist in the Vero Reach purse yesterday it was bis eleventh victory in 13 days at Tropical Park. Mike Sarno, the apprentice, Is runner-up with eight winners while Nick Wall and the suspended Jimmy Stout have seven each. Longden gnvTbrlenlallst a great ride over a track made sloppy by showers. He rated the Wise Counsellor gelding, which won only once In eight starts last year, off the early pace then timed his bid perfectly to win in a hard drive. A. J. Sackctt's Tabltha and the Woolford farm's Rifted Clouds were second and third In a blanket finish. Klrby Ramsey may be shooting high, but he has decided lo lake n chance and sp.nd Mucho Gusto out for Iho $50,000 Wldcner challenge cup. Ramsey bad grout success with the gelding before ho sold him to Walter O'Hara a year ago. Since re-purchasing Mucho Gusto, he has won two races with him under stlf weight. On each occasion Mucho Gusto ran the mile and one six teenth in 1:44. The beginning of the new racing year, In addition to bringing a de cided increase in the number o four-year-old races, has brought the January 1 crop of two-year-olds into action tor the first time. Pansy's Third won the first ot (he "babj races" over n. quarter mile stretcl at the Fair Grounds yesterday heating Jojl T. and Sir Witch. The winner paid a $4.60 mutuel. THREE SEEK BLACK SEAT BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 4 (IP),— Alabama voted today on three can didates seeking to succeed Justict Hugo L. Black in the United Statei Senate following a campaign li which debate over the wages an hour bill played a ,romlnent part Th6 candidates are former Sen alor J. Thomas Heflln, 68 years ol now and attempting a politics come-back, J. Lister Hill, for 1 years a representative In Congress and Charles W. Williams, a pollt leal newcomer who terms hlmsel a "dirt farmer." See Our Dltplay of Majestic BICYCLES SCHINDEL - ROHRER 28 S. Potomac St. ably the former, will fight at 125. This takes care of these two weights in good style. Walton Is Missing George Dorr, who • fought once last season, Is a capable 115-pound- er and there are a couple other boys contesting in this class who are capable. However, from these three weights on Miller's problems begin. Tom Colemnn, a soph, is doing well .for his experience as a 145- pounder, but has no understudy; Bill Johnson, a senior, and Junior Cox, a soph, are fair prospects in the 155-pound division; Mike Pan- ciotti and Ed Daugherty, both rookies, are making progress in the 165 pound class, while Ed Lloyd, reserve football guard, and Donald -Adams, who scales' 205, are the lone aspirant? in the light- heavy and heavy divisions. Both are sophs. Despite that he is rebuilding, Miller feels he could have a winning season if he could get out Bob Walton, letter man 165- pound- er of last season; Blair Smith, 175, who fought successfully during part of the 1936 campaign, and Bob Brown, ,215-pound soph football tackle. Walton and Smith are proved talent, and Miller sees Brown as a natural heavy. BUT 23 HAVE NOT RETURNED MONTGOMERY, Ala.,-.Ian. 4 (fPj. Three major prisons In Alabama listed as "nnreported" today 23 prisoners out of 55-1 who were granted Christmas paroles on man- to-man agreements that they would return, but wardens werejhopeful. Several of the missing have telephoned or telegraphed that they were delayed but on their way. Gov. Bibb Graves started the practice of releasing "most" worthy" prisoners at Christmas ten years ago, with (he understanding thai they return after the new year. Aladdin Lamps $4.95 up HARRY S. MYERS OCCASIONALLY, we wonder, viewing events in China, just what, if anything, would constitute a violation .of the Japanese code of ethics governing officers and gentlemen. WHAT CAUSES EPILEPSY? IS THERE A CURE? 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