The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania on December 31, 1942 · 8
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EIGHT THE . MORNING CALL, ALLENTOWN, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1912 BUY WAR BOXDS EVERY PAYDAY Major League Heads Will Meet Soon To Thrash Out Travelling Problem Landis Reveals He Has Given Eastman Plan for Reducing Travel and ODT Head Approved of Them Declines Details WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. (JP) Pledged to all-out cooperation in curtailing travel during the 1943 baseball season, major league executives will meet soon to work out final details. Commissioner Kcne-aw Mountain Landis announced this today after he conferred with Joseph B. Eastman, director of Defense Transportation, who has called for elimination of "waste in space or mileage" next season. Th commissioner gave Eastman his ideas for reducing travel. Eastman said he "heartily approved" of them. Both declined to give detail of Lan-du' proposals. Landis said he had not decided where or when the meeting would be held, remarking that transportation entered into this question also. The commissioner told reporters that the major leagues were "very happy to cooperate" in solving the transportation problem as "a very small contribution to the war eflort on our part.". "Nobody needs to enter any order on us" to assure cooperation, he remarked, apparently referring to the fact that ODT has no power to compel compliance with its suggestions for reducing travel. Politely but firmly, the white-haired baseball commissioner brushed aside all questions concerning his ideas for reducing travel. "I don't want to go into that,"' he said, when asked if schedules might be redrafted to reduce the number of trips to each city and provide for longer series of games in each city. The present schedule contains the usual 154 games and the original closing date of Sept. 28, but a proposed new schedule is understood to delay the opening date from April 13 to April 27. The last two weeks would b made up by scheduling additional dotibieheaders. Ford Frick. president of the National League, said in New York yesterday he understood three optional schedules had been prepared and held in readiness should the one already adopted be abandoned. Eastman emphasized today that he had made no specific proposals beyond those contained in his letter to Landis and the major league presidents Nov. 30. Not knowing the uitricacies of baseball and what it "can and cannot do." he said, he had merely outlined the general transportation problem. The ODT director remarked that baseball had shown "a splendid disposition" to cooperate with him and expressed hope "it would serve as- a guide, for other people." . Eastmans suggestions included -.he minimizing of travel incident to spring training, avoidance of long, duplicate U-ips with longer series of games in each city, and schedules providing ample traveling time between cities to avoid cancellations in case of lata trains or lack of accommodations. This might involve the use of less-crowded secondary traifcs, and In some cases day coach facilities instead of sleeping cars, Eastman said. Eastman is asking curtailment of baseball travel as well as other travel not connected with the war because of heavily increased military transportation requirements. In his letter Eastman said he realized that other types of travel by individuals and groups "have pos-Mbly a lesser justification than baseball team travel." Responding to Eastman's suggestion for curtailment of spring training travel, most of the big league clubs already have announced plans to train nearer home than usual. Out - In tZTj? secure knowledge that you serve Mm mZ r fS tbc finest . . , regardless cf price. Wflgf C ' GREYST0NE JQ: Bobo Can Fight In Pa. If His Eyes Are Better: Rains Chairman of Athletic Commission Asserts All He Needs Is Letter from Physician PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 30. OP) Harry Bobo, giant Pittsburgh heavyweight, can fight again in Pennsylvania provided he produces a signed letter by any reputable eye doctor in the state that he "wtll not go blmd," Leon Rains, chairman of the State Athletic commission, said today. Bobo, who beat Jack Walker in a 10-round elugfest at Columbus, O., last night, was barred from boxjng in Pennsylvania last August because. Rains said, an examination showed his "vision In one eye was entirely gone and the other affected." Saying he has received many queries asking why Bobo can fight in Ohio and not in "Pennsylvania, Rains asserted : "All Bobo has to do to fight again in Pennsylvania is to go to any reputable eye doctor anywhere in the state and bring me a signed letter from the doctor stating that Bobo's vision ii all right and that he will not go blind. The minute Bobo brings me such a letter his suspension will be immediately liftad. That's fair, isn't it?" Rains said Eddie Kapphan, Bobo's manager, came into his office three months ago and declared Bobo's eye trouble had been cured in Baltimore. "I told him to oring me a signed statement to that effect" Rains said. "He said, 'You'll have it tomorrow, I'm still waiting." Rains added that if Bobo is permitted to fight in other states, "that's not my responsibility." Pcnn Swimming Team Opens with Lafayette On Jan. 6 at Easton PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 30. (JP) Eleven dual engagements are scheduled for the University of Pennsyl vania varsity swimming team. Director of Athletics H, Jamison Swarts announced today. The schedule follows: Jan. 6, Lafayette at Easton; 16. Harvard at Cambridge; 22, Dartmouth; 23, Yale; Feb. 6. Army; 13. Princeton; 17, Lehigh; 20. Rutgers; 27. Navy at Annapolis; March 6, Cornell; 13, Columbia at New York; 19, Eastern Inter-collegiates at Cambridge. Reinstatement of Captain Chuck Viguers of the Penn Basketball team also was announced today. He had been suspended two weeks for breaking training rules. Francisco Segura Wins Sugar Bowl Tennis Title NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 30. (IP) Stock little Francisco Segura of Ecuador, the Nation's third ranking tennis player, wore down Tulane s Earl Bart-lett Jr. to win the Sugar Bowl singles tournament here today. The scores were 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. Bartlett, rangy Southeastern ron-ference champion, took an early isad in the first set and then had little trouble staying in front to win it. His placements were working weli and Segura's drop shots weren't in that part of the match. Segura. seeded second to Ted Schroeder of Stanford, was beaten by the Californian in the tourney last year, but big Ted could not get here to defend his title. THE HISTORY - of 1 942 A World At War O On the Battlefields O On the Home Front O in Business O In Industry O In Labor O In Sports EVERY IMPORTANT EVENT Local National Worldwide LISTED IN ONE NEWSPAPER January 1st Issue of the Evening Chronicle An Up-to-Date History Boston College Squad in Shape For Orange Bowl Denny Myers ffas Gleam in Eye When He Says Alabama Will Win MIAMI, FLA., Dec. 30. OP) Boston Coach Denny Myers put on a long face when he started talking about the Orange Bowl football game today, but he couldn't hide the twinkle in his eye. Hardly had he come out with a doleful "Alabama should win" before he admitted grudgingly that the Eagles will be in better shape at game-time than he had dared hope a week ago. Even Mickey Connolly the pass-throwing fullback whose shoulder injury was the big Boston worry when the team arrived may be in condition to start, although Myers said "I haven't decided about that yet." "Of course Mickey won't be at his peak, and won't be able to last very long," the coach contfnued. The Easterners are standing up under the unaccustomed warm weather so well that Myers thinks they are "doing all right. Just show them a jersey of another color and they'll be all right." But the highly-articulate mentor didn't want the conversation to 'become too optimistic, so he struck another note. "The Alabama coaches are saying we will win," ne saia, -out, aon i pay any attention to them." Frank Thomas, the Alabama head coach, replied that he "hoped Myers was right in picking us." "Its going to be a tough game," Thomas added, "and a couple of breaks will decide it- "Our boys are in good shape, except for the reserve tackle Leon Fichman, who won't see much action. "The spirit is fine, and we're ready." Both squads held workouts behind closed gates today. Meanwhfle, the last ticket to the game was sold which was no surprise since a capacity crowd of 30,000 long has been assured. Temple's 262-lb. Cage Star Another Dclincrt Coach Gody Asserts PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 30. P Mike Jarmoluk. Temple's 262-pound sophomore basketball star, may develop into a second Dutch Dehnert, Josh Gody, Temple coach, said today. Dehnert. now manager of the Har-ri.sburg team in the American Professional league, gained national fame at the pivot position while touring the country with the original New York Celtics 20 years ago. "I don t want anyone to get ine Idea that I'm comparing Jarmoluk, the boy, with Dehnert, the man," Cody exDiained. "But I do think Jarmoluk at 20 is as eood as Dehnert was at 20. If he should play as many years as Dehnert I believe he could develop ana become as good on the pivot as Dehnert." "Mike is as graceful as any big man I've ever seen." Cody continued. "He has the size, finger skill ail sure hands that are necessary for a good pivot man. In addition, he has the advantage of being able to study what Delinert develoned back in the 1920's." Jarmoluk's play paced the Owls in their 40-39 victory over Washington State last week at Convention hall. A Philadelphia boy, who prepped at Bordentown Military before entering Temple, he stands 6 ft, 4'j inches, and wears size 46 trunks, size 52 .shirt and No. 12 shoes. He also played varsity tackle on the football team, Sharon Cage Coach Called Up by Army SHARON. PA.. Dec. 30. (A3) Coach Peter Collodi, who developed powerful basketball teams at Sharon High school and last year had a runner-up for the state championship, was inducted into the U. S. Army yesti relay at Eric. He will leave Tuesday for the reception center at New Cumberland-The Sharon coaching job will be taken over by Assistant Coach Dudey Moore who, like Collodi. is a former Duquesne university star. Coast Guard Academy Has Full Sports Menu NEW LONDON. CONN., Dec. 30. (P) Besides having one of the tough est Commando training courses ever devised, the u. S. Coast Guard academy gives its cadets a full program of sports competition. The academy is represented by teams in football, basketball, boxing, cross-country, pistols, rifles, soccer. swimming, tennis and yachting. Because of early graduations, even in peacetime, baseball has been found impracticable, though it was tried for a couple of seasons in the middle '30's. 1 Sports Trail ---- Pre-flight Wrestling Easy Mark for American Wrestlers Leahy Sees 1 Tennessee 'Taking' Tulsa in Bowl Game Gabe Paul of Cincinnati Reds Rated Best Second Base man By WHITNEY MARTIN NEW YORK, Dec. 30. OP) Out of the mail bag : From U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Iowa City, quotmar Lieutenant D. E. Smith, wrestling coach: "There's nothing black magic about ju-jitsu at. all. It's simply done by applying pressure and leverage against a joint with speed and ' timing. Against a person who Is looking for it ju-jitsu is practically useless. It has been proven in Olympic and other international sport games that the Japs always come, out second best when they tangle with American wrestlers using catch-as-catch-can holds. The average American is bigger and stronger than the Jan to begin with, and if he learns anything about wrestling or hand-to-hand he won't have to worry about any Jap tossuig him over his head." From Gabc Paul of the Cincinnati Reds: "Who Is' ihe best second baseman in the National league? You don't have to look any further than Cincinnati for an answer, for the Reds have the man in Lonny Frey. . . . Why is he nominated? Because (1) He was the leading hitter among second basemen last season. (2) He was tied with Mickey Witek of the Giants for the fewest number A errors, 18. (3) He had the best average per game in participation in double plays. . .. If you want to .go further into the situation you'll find he is the fastest runner and the best base runner, among second basemen, ajid that Ire- is considered the best man at tagging runners since Bobby Wallace." From the Navy Department Bureau of Aeronautics, Washington: "It seems that on several occasions Tulsa's Coach Puts Sugar Bowl Score at 13-0 Riff Frnkn r)npn'f V n t vv Whether His Team or Tennessee Will Score BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS., Dec. 30. (AT Tulsa's Coach Henry Frnka gave the hot-water handle an occult flip, stepped into his shower and said it was high time a Sugar Bowl football coach predicted the score of the Sugar Bowl game. "The score," he said, "is going to be 13-0." He paused effectively and grinned "The devil of it is figuring out which team will have the 13 points, Tulsa or Tenijessee. I pledge you my word of honor, I have no idea." With only tomorrow's light workout remaining before the payoff football came, a test which toSNOs little Tulsa into a stadium that scats some 50,000 more fans than the Okliihomans. are accustomed to. Frnka and company are blithely stoic- "At the start of the year,"', he said, "I thought we'd win about four games. It was my battle cry, 'Four game or bust.' Absolutely nothing can surprise me now.'s unbeaten Hurricane this yea brought .the University its first perfect football season in two decades. Any discussion of Tulsa is incom plete unless you ring in the passing at tack which made the Hurricauw America s No. l aerial team. Ana to day All-America Glenn Dobbs went right on pitching them in practice, steadily hitting brother Bobby Dobbs who plays in the backneld with him. . Meantime word drifted in from Edgewatcr park, where Tennessee's huskier squad also was taking a light warmup, that the Vols had deserted their heretofore intensive pass-defense practice and were trotting through sig nal drills. "I have the greatest respect for both Tulsa and Henry Frnka," said Coach John Bamhill. Union St. Boys Club Five Wins Union Street's Boys Club basketball team won the right to, compete in the Eastern Pennsylvania Boys club tournament by virtue of defeating the Lawrence St. branch last night, 52-47. The game was played on the Armory floor. The victory sends Allentown's champion against Bethlehem, Saturday in the opening round of the district playoffs. Allcntown, Reading and Bethlehem comprise the Lehigh division. The district winner will meet winners of the Wilmington and Philadelphia districts. R. Hoffman sparked the victors attack with 18 points while Slider, Lawrence St. Center tallied 17 points. The lineups: Union St. I Lawrence St. O P. P 1 G. F. P. Lewis f 2 A.F'lweiler f 5 n H'ffm'n c 8 1 S'O'nawald f. 2 o 4 2 12 Wlmehouse f 1 1 3 2 18ISlider c 7 3 17 DDietnch K 1 S F'llweiler s fi Brsz 0 Verehclzl. . . O Kopich O 1 3 Paozona e. . 0 8 2 14 Strsuch g.. O 0 DpmPter. . . 0 0 WinkkT. ... 0 O - I Totals. . 3 11 0 4 0 20 7 47 Tolals 22 8 52 Releree; Schmidt. Harvard Square Captures Tropical Park Feature MIAMI, FLA., Dec. 30. Allen T. Simmons' four-year-old sprinter Harvard Square rounded into form at Tropical Park today and sped to a narrow triumph in the six furlong featured race, the Orlando purse. Willie Pep May Get Fight with Ellis Phillips PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 30. (A) Willie Pep, New - York-recosnized featherweight champion, probably will make his boxing debut in Philadelphia on Jan. 26. if Ellis Phillips wins from Lulu Constantino at Convention hall here next Monday night. Herman Taylor, Philadelphia promoter, said today he expects Lew Viscusi, Pep's manager, to accept terms for a match with Phillips if the Philadelphian defeats Constantino in their schedulrd 10-rounder. The proposed Phillips-Pep bout would be a non-title affair. Buffalo Bisons Defeat New Haven Eagles, 72 NEW HAVEN, CONN., Dec. 30. A) In a contest free of any penalties, the Buffalo Bisons sent the New Haven Eagles down to their 14th defeat of the season, 7 to 2, tonight before a crowd of less than 1,000 fans. t Coach Says Jiujitsu Expert I recently references nave been made to the fact that pre-flight football teams were not as strong at the end of the season as they were at the beginning because many cadets had gone to 'active duty' as the season progressed. The fact of the matter is that the cadets are very much on 'active duty' at the pre-flight schools, as are the officers and enlisted personnel. When a man is sworn into the Navy and is assigned to any Navy station or ship he is on active duty jiist as soon as he reports at the station or ship." From D. B. Leahy, Knoxvillc, Terui. : "I read your article a few days ago in reference to the bowl games and in it you stated that Tulsa would take Tennessee. Well, Mr. Martin, the folks from dear old Tennessee will have to be shown this year as we believe that we have one of the best teams in the country and if given a chance can give a good account of ourselves against any team in the country, and that includes professionals also. Here's hoping (and we know they will) that Tennessee will upset your dope bucket." From Warren "Dink" Littrcell. Coffey villc, Kas., anent Tulsa: "I sure wouldn't care about plaving poker against Henry Frnka if he plays like his football team team performs, you always would be coming up against a flush or a full house as he plays for keeps and for touchdowns. I don't believe there is a team in the country that can hold Tulsa scoreless and if they plav a top-notch team like Tennessee the only way they will get beat is by the other team out- I scoring them." Sullivan Trophy For 1942 Goes To Warmerdam World's Fircf nnrl OnK 1 5. fiW"lf " roie vauiter to uet Award Feb. 27 in N. Y. NEW YORK. Dec. 30. (A) To Cornelius Warmerdam. the worlds first and only 15-foot pole vauiter, goes the 1942 James E. Sullivan memorial trophy the award annually made by the Amateur Athletic union to the athlete voted as the one who did the most to advance the cause of sportsmanship during the year. The 27-year-old Piedmont. Calif.. school teacher, runner-up to Leslie MacMitchell in 1941, won going away in the final balloting of 600 of the country's outstanding sports leaders. He received 1,101 votes, nearly double that polled by Bill Smith, Hawaii's record-breaking swimmer, now a freshman at Ohio State. Smith, with 570 votes, beat out Ed Hennig, Cleveland's veteran gymnastic champion who polled 317 votes. Joe Smith, North Mrdford. Mass., marathon ace. was fourth with 285 and Mrs. Estelle Lawson Page, golfer from Chapel Hill, N. C, fifth with 184. The field was narrowed to five bv the Sullivan committee after each of the A.A.U.'s 41 district associations had submitted names of candidates on the basis of sportsmanship, dualities of leadership, excellence of performance, strength of character, force of personality and high ideals of amateurism. Warmerdam, who represents the San Fra-ncisco Olympic club, is in a class by himself as a vauiter. He has cleared 15 feet 26 times and last season raised the indoor ceiling to 15 ft. 7'i inches and the outdoor mark to 15 ft. 7:'i in. A graduate of Fresno State college in 1938. the Flying; Dutchman gained high scholastic honors, captained track and basketball teams and was hiith scorer in the latter during his three years of varsity competition. The trophy probably will be nre- ! sented the west coast athlete on about the time of the National A.A.U. track and field championshins at Madison Square Garden, Feb. 27. In addition to MacMitchell in 1J41. former winners include: Bobby Jones, golf, 1930; Barney Berlinger. track. 1931; Jim Bausch. track. 1932: Olenn Cunningham, track, 1933; Bill Bon- thron, track, 1934; Lawson Little, golf. 1935: Glenn Morris, -track. 1936: Don Budge," tennis, 1937; Don Lash, track. 1938; Joe Burke, rowine. 1939. and Greg Rice, track, 1940. Wisconsin Places Hopes On Towering John Klotz MADISON. WIS.. Dec. 30. (UP) "Count on Kotz." That's the University of Wisconsin's basketball slogan as the m Badger quimei, nears me cna OI its warm up" schedule and prepares for the forthcoming Big Ten season. The Kotz around whom' Wisconsin's title hopes revolve is Johnny Kotz, a burly six-foot-two forward. Kotz set a new all-time Big Ten individual scoring record last season when he sank 95 field goals and 52 free throws for a total of 242 points. His scoring spree broke the old mark of 184 points set in 1938 by Jewell Young of Purdue. After winning the Big Ten crown in 1941 Wisconsin had its hopes for repeating last season blasted when it dropped its first three league encounters. After that dismal start the Badgers came "back and played brilliantly the remainder of the way to finish in a three-way tie for second place with 10 triumphs and five losses. Wisconsin has shown impressively in its early season play and has a record of four triumphs as against one loss. It defeated Marquette twice, Camp Grant and Oklahoma, while losing a 61 to 59 verdict to Notre Dame. Coon Hound Meld Trials At 1 o'Clock Friday Afternoon A field trial for coon hounds will be held Friday afternoon at the bungalow of Paul Fegley, on the Lehigh Mountain between Allentown and Emmaus. The affair is open to all local hound owners and to those from surrounding towns. Many out-of-state breeders are expected to have entries. The affair will get under way promptly at 1 p. m. Terry Moore to Leave For Panama Canal Zone McCALLEN, TEXAS. Drc. 30. (Pi-Terry Moore, St. Louis Cardinals captain and outfielder said today he would leave St. Louis for the Panama Canal Zone to be a civilian physical education director without pay for the Army there. About June, he hopes to have a commission in the same field. Texas Readies Razzle Dazzle Plays for Tech Alexander Puts Ramblin' Wreck Through Secret Paces for Game Tomocrow DALLAS, TEX., Dec. 30. (UP) Psy chology as well as physical condition ing played a major role in nrepara tions as Dana X. Bible, chunky coach of the University of Texas Longhorns, readied his team today for its New Year's Day Cotton Bowl battle with Georgia Tech. W. A. (Bill) Alexander, the sage of the Atlanta Engineers, again staged secret scrimmage for the Ramblin' Wreck. But Bible held open house at Dal-lli stadium as his Texans neared the end of their training. "The most difficult part of these post-season games is getting your team 'up' mentally," Bible said. "Dur ing the regular season you can pre pare the club by reminding it what happened against the approaching opponent the previous year. Then you have a layoff and trying to get them back ui the proper frame of mind is the biggest Job of all. "My boys are in fine physical shape but you never can figure how a boy's mind works and that's the part that worries me." Bible was giving the Texas team a direct change of pace in preparation for the game. All season the Long-horns used a battering running game to win the Southwest Conference championship. But in practice sessions this week he was concentrating on the razzle-dazzle in hopes of outscor-ing explosive Georgia Tech. Bible expects the game to be a wide-open and high scormg contest. Pass plays drew the major portion of the Texas team's attention. Rugged Roy McKay, the Texas fullback, was the central figure in formations calling for speed and slack ball handling, with passes ending in laterals and reverses winding up in passes. Alexander admitted that he was "cooking something up to give those Texas boys a little surprise." Alexander has been the inventor of many gridiron tricks during his 22 years as coach at Georgia Tech. .His teams have played two bowl games and won both. The Ramblin' Wreck turned back California 8 to 7. in the 1928 Rose Bowl and in 1939 derm ten Missouri 21 to 7. in the Oranee ! Bowl. Tovae fAOiir thfl TflPr. T.hrtt It. Will outweigh the Engineers nine pounds to the man at the kickoff, remained a 7 to 6 underdog. Bible announced a probable starting lineup of Joe Schwarting and Wally Scott, ends; Stan Mauldin and Zuchl Conoly, tackles; Hal Fischer and Jack Freeman, guards, and Audrey Gill, center. These boys average 191 pounds. In the backneld he will have McKay, Jackie Fields, Max Minor and Hal Collins, averaging 188 pounds. Tech, averaging 182 pounds, tips the beam at 188 pounds on the line, with Jack Marshall and Jack Helms at the ends; Tom Anderson and Preston West at tackles; Harvey Hardy and Jack Jordan, guards, and George Manning center. The backneld goes 176 on the average, where Clint Castleberry. Al Faulkner, Eddie Pro-kop and Bobby Dodds will tote the ball at the start. East-West Game Starting Lineups SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30. P) College football stars from the Eastern and Western halves of the country tapered off in practice today for the East-West charity game New Year's Dav. The 22 Westerners, chilling at Stanford university, under Coaches Orin Holllngberry of Washington State college and Don Faurot of Missouri, worked steadily on defensive ,-plays, both ground and aerial. The West elected two honorary captains. Ed Stamm. Stanford, tackle, and Bob Kennedy, Washington State tailback. 4 " , The Easterners workout at Santa Clara, under Coaches Andy Kerr, Col gate; George Mauser, Minnesota, anu Dud De Groot, Rochester, was high lighted by dummy scrimmage for the second successive day. Starting lineups, not guaranteed, began to take shape as follows: I'on. East W''4 LE ...Dove Brals Not rp Dame Sallla Clara L.T. .Wlldunn Stanira Minnesota Stanford L.G. . . .AlbPiRhmi Banducci Holy Cross C Sabasteanski Harrison Ford ham Washington R.G. .. .Billman . ra-"lor Minnesota Stanford R.T Kliiu Verry .Marauette S California R E. . Q. . .. L.H. . r h! , , .Schreimer ., Wisconsin . .Ceithaml ... Michigan ..Daley .Minnesota . .Norvaih . . . Ohio State , .Filipowicz, . . , Fordham SusoeH Washington State Zapalac Texas A. Ac M. Kennedy Washington State Steuber Missouri Robliu Oregon Wyoming Stops St. Francis Five NEW YORK, Dec 30. fUP) Wyo ming university snapped the six-game Winning streak of St. Francis of New York tonight, swamping the Terriers, 63 to 38, in the rust game of an inter sectional basketball doubleheader before 9,000 spectators at Madison Square Garden. The Wyoming cowboys, averaging over six feet in height, got off to a quick three-point lead when Lou Roney dropped in a field goal and cashed -a free throw. The Terriers, averaging less than six feet, came back seconds later to take a 4 to 3 lead on field goals by Steve Ferraro and Art Locheead. Wyoming went ahead when Milo Komenich, leading scorer of the game with 21 points, pushed in a field goal. Floyd VoLker added another point on a foul to put the westerners out in front 6 to 5. The lead changed hands several times in the next few minutes with never mere than a point separating the clubs. St. Francis tied the score at 13rall after eight minutes of play but never again came within striking distance of the superior Western team. Wyoming opened the second half with a 29 to 18 advantaged and in two minutes Komenich had boosted the lead 13 points to give the Cowboys a lead that enabled them to outlast the fighting St. Francis quintet. Kenny Sailors, a speedy play-maker who sparked Wyoming was second highest scorer with 18 points. Art Lochhead led the New York team with 12 points. College Basketball At Philadelphia. Kansas university 63, St. Joseph's 38. A', New York. Wyoming U. 63, St. Francis college 38. Oklahoma City All-College Tourney Rice 42. Baylor 26 (consolation semi-finals). West Texas State 55. Springfield (Mo.) Teachers 53 (exhibition). At Hasting, New York 52, Peru 25 (consolation). Urges Services to Permit College Trainees Take Part in Track Meets National Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. Waives One-year Rule in Connection with Championship Events NEW YOP-K, Dec. 30. (A) The National Collegiate Athletic Assn., in what probably was its shortest meeting on record, today adopted a go-ahead program toward its championship programs, urged the Army and Navy to permit college trainees to take part in intercollegiate athletics and. to facilitate such participation, waived the one-year residence" rule in connection with its championship meets and toilrnamcnts. Only the officials and committee chairmen attended today's meeting, which replaced the usual three-day convention, and the greater part of the four-hour session was devoted to a discussion of the resolution offering the athletic facilities of member colleges to the soldiers and sailors who will be trained on the campuses under the newly-adopted Army-Navy plan. The association voted to go ahead with its nine championship meets in 1943 "unless insurmountable difficulties arise" and set dates for three swimming at Ohio State university March 25 and 26, boxing at the University of Wisconsin March 25. 26 and 27, and cross country at Michigan State college Nov. 22. Prof. Philip O. Badger of New York university was reelected president and Major John L. Griffith. Western conference commissioner, secretary-treasurer. Excent for replacements made necessary by withdrawals to enter the armed forces, all committees were "frozen." The main business was the four-point resolution drawn up by President T. J. Davies of Colorado college, chairman of the committee on resolutions; Dean Leroy E. Mercer of Pennsylvania and Prof. Carl E. Leib of the University of Iowa. This put the N.C.A.A. on record as recommending to all officers in charge of the training programs in effect or soon to go into effect in the colleges to permit service men to participate in (cam sports along with regular students insofar as possible; that the colleges continue their intercollegiate programs for the benefit of trainees as well as other students; that the colleges make an effort to schedule nearby schools and to in crease the number of men and teams participating in each snort. To this end the N.C.A.A. offered the facilities and personnel of member colleges to further this sports program. The waiver of the one-year rule will permit service men who are sent to college for only a few months as well as those taking longer courses to par ticipate in the N.C.A.A. champion ships. But it was pointed out that there was no letting down of the bars against former professional athletes or those who previously had com pleted college courses. Newark Bears Best Fielders In International Compile Average of .971 Dur ing Season Made Only 164 Errors in 5,664 Chances NEW YORK. Dec. 30 (UP) International League fielding honors went to the Newark Bears, who compiled an average of .971 during 1942, official figures disclosed today. The Bears made only 164 errors while handling 5.064 total chances to chalk up a percentage just two points better than the Montreal Royals, who fielded 5.805 chances with 178 errors to tie with the Buffalo Bisons for the runner-up spot. The Bisons, however, handled only 5,628 chances with 173 misplays. Gene Corbclt of Newark topped the first basemen "with a mark of .993 for 154 games during which he made only eight errors; Lambert Meyer of Buffalo paced t e second sackers with .976 for 18 errors in 140 games; Jack Jue-lich of Syracuse set tae pace for third basemen with .959 for 14 errors in 105 games; and Stan Rojeck of Montreal topped the shortstops with .965 for 26 errors in 144 games. Most effective outfielders were Mayo Smith of Buffalo, Frank Colman of Toronto and Johnny Welaj of Buffalo. Smith and Colman each registered .990 for 154 and 116 games, respectively. Smith was charged with four errors ,and Colman and Welaj only two each. Welaj participated in 100. games for a mark of .989. Best among the catchers was Hugh Poland of Jersey City who compiled a .982 percentage for 120 games during which he made 11 errors. Few High Schools Have to Drop Football CHICAGO. Dec. 30. (P) Only five per cent of the Nation's high schools have had to drop football despite a war-time 25 per cent reduction in coaching staffs, the National Federation of State High School Athletic Assns. revealed today. H. V. Porter, secretary of the federation, said these figures were gleaned from reports submitted by 1,021 schools, and will be the basis for discussions when the National Inter-scholastic football committee meets here Jan. 8 and 9. The reports indicated that high school football receipts were 25 per cent under 1941 and that travel in connection with Prep grid schedules have been reduced 35 per cent. Porter said the national six-man football committee would meet here Jan. 7, one day before the Interschol-astic grid group opens its sessions. Plans for the 1943 season will be drawn up for both six-man and eleven-man football. Star Hurler. of Greensboro, N. CM Tea'm Inducted into Army GREENVILLE, MISS., Dec. 30. Fi David (Boo) Ferriss, star pitcher for Greensboro. N. C, in the Piedmont league last season, was inducted into the Army at Camp Shelby Monday. Ferriss, who lives at Shaw, near Greenville, started his damond career with Shaw High school, pitching the Hawks to several Bolivar county championships. He was later an outstanding pitcher at Mississippi State college. Signed by' the Boston Red Sox while in college, Ferriss was sent to Greensboro and his pitching in the Piedmont league was hailed as the best of any young hurler in the Cir cuit. He was to live reported to Louis ville in the American Association" on March 4. Ferriss is spending a short furloueh with his relatives at Shaw and reports for active duty next montli. Westerners Scrimmage As East Avoids Contact Work for Friday's Tilt SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 30. Scrimmage of the rock em. sock era type enlivened the Western teams practice today for the East-West charity game New Year's day. While Co-Coaches Don Faurot of Missouri and Orm Ho'.lingbery of Washington State searched for weaknesses, the Westerners divided into two squads and banged into each other at Stanford university. Drill on T-formation plays, installed yesterday, confinued at top speed to enable the West to alternate this tyie of attack with th single wing. The T-formation is a Faurot specialty. He worked with a first string backneld composed of I" ax Roblin. Oregon, quarterback: B'XJ Kennedy. Washington State, left ha f: Bob Steuber. Missouri, right half and William Zapalac, Texas A. and M.. fullback. The Eastern workout at'. Clara offered less action. Instead of bumping into each other, the Ea-sS squad engaged in dummy scrimmage. Coach Andy Kerry of Colgate wan back after nursing a cold for several days. Dick Wildung. All-America tackle from Minnesota, was pronounced fit after the treatments oa an injured ankle. The Eastern attack will center around the pass throwing skill of Paul Governali. Columbia halibaek. 'I he Westerners, especially the end, ha-a been given special drills on lUiiur.f the Columbia star. KM m FOR THE HOLIDAYS A glassful of DRY Uhca Club XXX Cream Ale or Pilsner -Lager Beer kindles the flame ol brolherhood and good cheer. Order a case oi Ulica Club Beer al your dealers today-Keep if on hand for Ihe holiday! 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