The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on February 12, 1954 · Page 39
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\ Abe's Grappling Feats Impressive By HARMAN W. NICHOLS WASHINGTON (EE) — There is flexed himself, walked across the no doubt that Abe Lincoln could dusty street and picked up his handle any or several of thejopponent. grunters that pass for wrestlers these days. The 16th president, as the books will tell you, was more powerful than his fence post figure would lead you to believe There is the oft repeated story about the time he challenged the town roughneck to rassle—for no money or chalk, even—someplace in Kentucky. The future President, it says In several books, Point-a-Minute Old-Fashioned NEW YORK (IP)— Remember when "point-a-minute" meant a high-scoring basketball team? This season a lot of small colleges could average that much using only two players and leaving the other three on the bench. Stastistics released today by the NCAA Service Bureau show 60 players averaging 20 points or more in games through Feb. 6 Bevo Francis, of course, tops the list with a whopping 48.9 in 19 games. Back of the Rio Grande flash are Vince Leta of Lycoming with 31.5 and Clarence Burks of St. Augustine's with 30. Bill Warden of North Central with 29.7 and Ralph Bacote of St. Paul's Poly with 29.5 are very much in the battle for the runner-up spot. The individual scoring has taken a terrific jump over a year ago when only 29 players were at the 20-plus mark this late in the campaign and only three were averaging as many as 27. Nine are the 27-and-over pace this winter. Tallest President Without further preamble, and without benefit of flying mares or 1 step-over-toe-holds, according to one account, he "pitched the bully into the next county—which was a fur piece across the way." Honest Abe was our tallest President. He stretched six feet, four and would have been a sought after man had there been basketball teamii in his day. Right proud was he of his height and when he met a newcomer he often asked to be measured "back to back." One record says that at his first inauguration, he was asked to shake hands with Sen. Charles Sumneri of Massachusetts. Face to Face Lincoln said: "Let's measure. Sumner faced his leader and Isaid: Mr. President. This is the time for uniting our fronts—not our backs." The senator would have lost, and obviously knew it. Sumner was just a couple of fingers over six feet. Lincoln wore legs that would turn a kangaroo green with envy. The better to wrap around his opponents in wrestling. Possibly he was the inventor of the scissors that does in some of the less agile groaners today. Not only that, he was a mite pigeon toed, which is said to have helped. Hill Climb Set for Sunday The Royal Riders Motorcycle Club of Bakersfield is having a hill climb Sunday, one-half mile east of Kern County Park. The event starts at noon and is expected to be one of the best staged by the club this year. Riders from Bakersfield, Taft, Fresno, Delano, and other valley cities are expected to enter in the climb. Trophies will be awarded winners. The public is invited to attend free of charge. BASKETBALL SCORES 19, Alabama A&M 54. College 78, Knoxvllle EAST New York U. 75. Manhattan 63 St. John's Ts'-T. 62, Richmond Albright 64, Gettysburg 63. Geneva 96. Indiana. Pa. St. 76. Massachusetts 68. Rhode Island 67. 6L Bona\-enture £7, Siena 64. SOCTfl Furaian 114. Georgia Tech 6Y. Maryland 76, Washington and Le« 43. Stetson 108. Miami. Fla. 56. "Wake Forest 76. North Carolina 62. Elr-ii College 81, High Point College 64. Davis and ElkJn* 71. Weit Liberty 64. Florida A&M Savannah St. CoIIepe 66. Mercer L. Ga. 67, Presbyterian 60. "Washington College 63. Gallaudet 46. East Tennessee St. College 64. Milligan 53. MIDWEST John Carroll S3. Baldwin-Wallace 77. Butler 79. Evansville 67. Eastern Illinois 80. Indiana St. 77. Calvin 62. Alhlnn 53. WEST Los Anffeles State 72. Fresno State 56. West Contra JC 65, St. Mary's Frosh 419. Mare Island Navy 78, Moffett Field Navy 48. San Mateo JC 72, San Francisco CC <4. Santa Rosa JC 94. Stockton 70. Sacramento JC 77, Modesto JC 67. Pacific Fleet Amphlbs 105. EI Toro Marine Air 62. Bakersfield JC 73. EI Camino JC 69. BOXING Cal Poly 5. Washington State X. Stanford 5. Santa Clara 3. College Skiers Vie Up North SAN FRANCISCO (HE) —Plenty of snow under warm skies has been predicted for the Sierra ski areas this week end by the Winter Sports Committee of the California Chamber of > Commerce.'' Top racing attraction of the week end is the second annual Northern California Invitational Intercollegiate Ski Meet at Sugar Bowl. Schoojp entering teams include California. Nevada, UCLA, Stanford, COP, San Jose State, Modesto Junior College and Sierra College. UCLA is the defending champion. There will be a special slalom at the Sugar Bowl Sunday, and a triangular meet is set for Soda Springs. Another three-way giant slalom meet is slated for Dodge Ridge and races are scheduled at Peddler Hill above Jackson. Guest slaloms and standard races are features at Soda Springs Donner Ski Ranch and Dodge Ridge. 'Fair to Good' Skiing Reported LOS ANGELES (JP) — Fair to good skiing was reported from sports areas today. Ice coats the runs in the morning but melts with the daily temperature rise. Snow depths in inches: Big Bear, 12; Blue Ridge, 16-20; Green Valley, 6-14; Kratka Ridge, 6-16; Mount Baldy, 12-16; Mount Waterman, 16-18; Snow Summit, 10-18; Snow Valley, 10-16, and Table Mountain, 4*15. Local Champs Vie Tomorrow in Kern Yo-Yo Tourney Finals Going Into the home stretch] this week, Kern County yo-yo finals will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Griffith Stadium with nearly 100 boys and girls taking part, according to park and recreation officials. Bob Allen from the Duncan Co., Long Beach, will be the official judge. The winners will be awarded the county championship giant sweater shield in the boy and girl divisions. Both the city of Bakersfield and the county will each have two champions. These "will go to Hanford for the valley meet two weeks from tomorrow. At Hanford the winners will receive cups, bicycles and a round trip United Air Lines ticket to San Diego for the state finals on March 27. There scholarships will be awarded the state winners. The national tournament is held later in the spring. More than 25,000 boys and girls participated last year, according to Herman W. Riese, superintendent of county recreation, and since more areas in the county took part this' year, there is evidence that even more participated this year. According to classification of elementary participation, yo-yo is by far the most popular and most participated in minor sport. This year, one high school student from the county area will compete, and since he has been yo-yo champ two years, it is expected he will make a good showing. However, recreation officials say that new and faster spinners are showing up and Troy Hughes, the champ, may have a struggle on his hands. Likewise, the city of Bakersfield, with as many participants as the county, has some last year champs who have not reach 16 -and, although in high school, will compete again this year. Champions of their respective county areas are: Weddell Cates, Louise Fulfer, Lerdo; Henry Sharpes,' Joan Reedy, Bob Phillips and Charlotte Summers, Taft; Ted Aguirre, Willia Lee, Richard Samoria and Nancy Vergano, Delano; James Powell, Patricia Gorman, Mojave; Jimmy Preskitt, Carol Copeland, Beardsley; Ronnie Pfannesstein, Carolyn Leary, Arvin; Leo Colbert, Meridian; David Tuekness, Nancy Blair, Rosedale; Larry Davis, Ellen McCaslin, McFarland; Ronald Tucker, Judy Gallagher, Edwards; Tqmmy Price, Donna Benoit, Boron; Leonard Park, Leona Kelly, Lost Hills; James Salyard, Anne. Harding, Belridge; George Berkshire, Linda Huffman, Panama; Herbert Ledford and Geraldine Johnston, Mountain View; (contest underway until Thursday), Fruitvale. GIAMBRA 3V4-1 OVER SCORTICHINI TONIGHT NEW YORK <U.E>—Fast, hard, hitting Joe Giambra of Buffalo, N.Y., was a lopsided favorite at 3V4 to 1 to beat aggressive Italo Scortichini of Italy tonight in their TV-radio 'middleweight 10- rounder at Madison Square Garden. Handsome, rangy Giambra, eighth - ranking 160 - pound contender, and stocky, unranked Scortichini were paired for the Lincoln's Birthday brawl because of upsets that occurred "when it was June in January" at Miami last month. Buffalo Joey will try to regain some of the prestige he lost when he was surprisingly outpointed by Bobby Dykes at Miami Beach Jan. 6. That defeat dropped him Cumiskey Is New Baltimore Coach BALTIMORE, Md. «1P) —The Baltimore Colts of the National Football League today named Frank (Red) Cumiskey, former Ohio State star, as offensive line coach. Cumiskey, of Youngstown, O., was selected an all Big Ten end in 1935. He started his coaching career at Acquinas High School in Columbus, O., and joined the staff of Paul Brown at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in 1945. He was assistant coach at Princeton in 1946 and for the next two years he worked at Washington University in St. Louis, under "Weeb" Ewbank, present head coach for the Colts. Record Shrine Gate SAN FRANCISCO <U.Ey-» The annual Shrine East-West football game netted an all time record of $194,394.15 for the Crippled Children's Hospital, according to Director William Coffman. VALENTINE'S DAY SHOOT SUNDAY SPONSORED BY THE BAKERSFIELD RIFLE CLUB RUNNING DEER and RISING BEAR Any riflo, any fight. A military "A" target will b» available for thb» whs wish to tight in their riflo*. SUGAR-CURED HAMS WILL BE GIVEN AS PRIZES SHOOTING STARTS at 8 A.M. Range Located on East Niles One Mile North of the KAFY Radio Station from No. 6 to No. 8 in the ratings. And it cancelled a Garden rubber match with Joey Giardello, slated for last Friday. Scortichini will try to prove that his upset draw with top welterweight contender Carden Basilio at Miami, Jan. 16, was no fluke. Basilio had been a prohibitive favorite. Despite the Miami upsets, 22- year-old Giambra was a heavy favorite over 24-year-old Scorti­ chini because of his advantages in speed, punch, range and weight. The black-haired Buffalo "Adonis" is an upright boxer with unusual hand speed and explosiveness. He knocked out 21 of his 40 professional opponents. He is four inches taller than stocky, bob- weaving Italo and nearly three inches longer in reach. A comparatively light puncher, Scortichini knocked out but nine of his total 38 opponents. He won 23 bouts, lost 11 and had four draws. BOBSLED WAS JUST PASSING THROUGH CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy flj.P.y — Four timekeepers at the finish line of the Cortina bob run had the scare of their lives here yesterday. An Italian- four-man bobsled team • braked by two - man world champion Andrea Zambelli, shot out of the icy chute and drilled through a wooden shack where the timekeepers were sitting. The sled plowed out of the far side of the shed without injuring anyone. Salinas, Stars Sign Agreement SALINAS (U.R)-The Salinas Packers, new entry In the Class C California Baseball League, have signed a working agreement with the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League. ' Frank Meagher, business manager, said that under the agreement Hollywood will send five players to the Packers. The players will train either with the Stars or the Phoenix Senators of the Arizona-Texas League at Anaheim. Tony Ponce Is After a Raise SAN FRANCISCO (U.R)—Pitcher Tony Ponce sent a telegram to Damon Miller, president of the San Francisco Seals, yesterday indicating he wasn't satisfied with terms of his 1954 contract. Ponce wired: "Very happy get contract. Unhappy salary." Miller wired back: "Please wire happy salary." Ponce came up to the Seals from the California League late last season to win eight ball games-without a loss, including both ends of a last day doubleheader. RIFLE CLUB HAM SHOOT SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY The Bakersfield Rifle Club will hold its Valentine's Day ham shoot Sunday at its big bore range east of town. Shooting will start promptly at 8 a.m. The popular running deer will be in operation and for those who like to shoot at a standing target there will be two rising bears. Art Green, president of the club, has promised to have a good supply of hams at the range to be given as prizes. Due to the scarcity of hams of uniform size, canned hams will be given as prizes. The range will be 200 yards and all shots fired from standing position. The running deer is life-size and travels nearly as fast as a live animal. The targets have been divided so that vital shots score the highest number of points. Any rifle and any type sight may be used. For those who have no rifle, M-l Garands and target rifles will be available. Army "A" targets will be in operation for those who wish to adjust their sights. Tom Scott will be In charge of the shoot and Albert Troutman, junior rifle instructor, and his junior members will handle the -pit detail and operate the running deer. The range is located on East Niles Street just north of the KAFY radio station. Local residents interested in joining the- Bakersfield Rifle Club may get full information about the club's activities at the shoot. The membership, now nearly a hundred, is open to anyone interested in guns and shooting. * The club's range has firing points at 200, 300, 600 and 1,000 yards. There's a large 100-yard range for short-range practice, and for hunters to sight in their rifles. • The club also maintains a smallbore range in the base- menj of Dunn's Gun Shop, 1412 Miller Ave. Smallbore shooters meet Monday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 10 for Valley League matches. Tuesday evenings, Troutman's junior rifle club meets from 6 to 9. The juniqr rifle club is sponsored by the Bakersfield Rifle Club and keeps them supplied with target rifles, targets and ammunition. The senior club has eight M-l Garands, four .22 Remington target rifles and one, Model 52 Winchester equipped with a Lyman Super-Targetspot scope for use by the members without charge. The Director of Civilian Marksmanship keeps the club supplied with .30-06 and .22 caliber ammunition, bullets, powder and primers to be sold to members at cost. Santa Monica in Win Over Knights SANTA MONICA (ttE> — Santa Monica came from behind in the second half of a Metropolitan Conference basketball game with "San Diego JC last night to win with a score of 63 to 54. Guard Bob Johnson bucketed 21 points for the victors, followed by Bora, of San Diego, with 19. The game left both teams tied for fifth place in'conference play. Score by periods: Santa Monica 11 19 19 14—63 San Diego 17 17 12 8—54 6 Hartnell Grid | Stars to San Jose | SAN JOSE {IP)— San Jose State reported yesterday six members of Hartnell College's undefeated football team have enrolled at San Jose. Topping the list are quarterback Tony Teresa and halfback Clive Bulliam, both veterans of Harwell's 20-20 tie with Bacone, Okla., JC in the 1952 Little Rose Bowl. The others are tackle Jerry Ladin, center John Perkins, guard Jim Brandon and halfback Fred Delgadillo. Santa Rosa Jaysee in Cage Victory SANTA ROSA (U.R) — Santa Rosa JC was no longer at the bottom of the Big Seven Junior College basketball conference today after shellacking Stockton College, 94-70. Both teams were deadlocked for last place going into last night's contest. Guard Chet Hamamoto paced the Santa Rosa club to victory with 22 points. Stanford Boxers Win Over Santa Clara, 5-3 STANFORD «rp.y — Stanford's boxing team defeated Santa Clara's glovemen, 5-3 last night as heavyweight Bob Birkei pounded out his fourth straight win of the year. The 6-foot, 3-inch 215-pounder outpointed Santa Clara's Walter Conn in a fast bout. Wift SakcrHfielh <Mif ornian Friday, Feb. 12,1954 39 Canadians Sign Celeri, KITCHENER, Ont. (U.R)-The Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen of the Ontario Rugby Football Union have signed Bob Celeri, former University of California star, to quarterback the club in the 1954 season. Celeri, who signed a contract yesterday afternoon, said he probably will move to Kitchener to make his permanent home here some time in the next two weeks. He came to Canada last autumn after an outstanding career in U.S. college and professional ranks and signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. After playing five games—four of them victories*he suddenly was released. Coach Harvey Johnson of the Dutchmen said one reason Celeri did not look too impressive in Hamilton was due to his playing with a broken finger and toes. Celeri, 26, is a native of Fort *} Bragg, Calif., and played college football with California in 19441947, 1948 and 1949. His'team twice played in Rose Bowl games and Celeri led the Pacific Coast Conference in total offense. He turned pro with New York Yankees of the All-American Conference and played with them in 1950-1951. Although primarily a T-formation quarterback, he can run with the ball and has played a couple of seasons as tailback man in single wing and in spread formation attack. SPECIAL PURCHASE! 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