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Thursday, January 5, 1933
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ftil/il^fHM^^^^ THE BAKERSFIELp CALIF6RNIAN, THURSDAY* JANUARY 5.1JBJ33 i;V*'M N*'-' / ^.'";S'-« j i '' • ' ' i .fr. •• SPORTS ,1, »•<;-•»* PROFESSIONAL GRID GAME IS GROWING IN INTEREST OF PUBLIC (Associated Preti Leased Wire) N EW YORK, Jan. B.—College football was about the only one of the "sDectacle" sports that kept pace with the growth of Interest In active competition during the "boom" years, and now, with gate receipts declining sharply, tho college sport appears to hare found an Important rival In the professional game. While th« number of golfers, tennis players, automobile campers, and others who preferred to take their outdoor sports In an active way was growing by leaps and bounds In tho years before 1930 and baseball and holing were suffering, football kept pace, It Is shown In the report of the President's research committee on social trends. But, adds Dr. J. F. Stelner, professor of sociology at the University of Washing-^ ton, who contributed the chapter' on sports and recreation to the report, there Is the possibility that "public Interest may eventually shift from college to professional football because of the superior skill of the latter." The report, which covers statistically only the period up through 1930, shows the remarkable growth of football In a 10-year period and the huge Investments which went with It. The costly stadia that were built In tho boom times, Doctor Stolner points out, must be paid for In the future and the amounts Involved establish football us something more than a "passing whim." "According to reports from 136 Institutions," the report says, "the seat- Ing facilities for football spectators In- crensed from 929,523 In 1920 to 2,307.860 In 1930, a gain of 143 per cent. "These institutions reported 74 concrete stadia, 65 of which had been built sJnce 1920. Only one of these college stadia in 1920 had a seating ca'• paclty of more than 70,000, while there •Were seven tn this class In 1930." 1 * Due to Hard Tlmei The recent decline In attendance apparently is 'due to hard tlmeij rather than to -.declining Interest, Doctor Steiner eftlalns. A falling off of about 8,'per cent In attendance and 9 per ient In receipts In 1930 was the only decrease found in his statistics up to that year and he adds "since neither the curve of attendance nor the curve of receipts showed any tendency to flatten out previous to 19SO, there Is reason to assume that hard times, rather than declining Interest Is ra- •ponslble." Associated Press surveys lor 1931-32 have Indicated a further decline of about 25 per cent In college football attendance. The only other apparent danger to the popularity of the college sport which, the report estimates, drew a total attendance of approximately 10,300,000 In 1930 with estimated receipts of not less than 321,500,000, Is the growth of the professional game. Combative Elements "The game Itself," It says, "hai those combative elements which maki It a thrilling spectacle, entirely apar from the colorful features provided b' rival student bodies. Evidence of thl can b.e seen In the growing popular!t of professional football in the east an fOontinued on Pttoe Fifteen) By CHESTER HOBTON ' QOIJ-S OHKATBST TBACmtR (Copyrliht John V. blltt Co.) Th» homo-made "33" golf club I ave suggested calls right here for a ord or two of caution. It probably will be necessary for you to wire the 'head onto your tree switch, therefore use care that bystanders are not In danger when you swing the club, for at the end of this resilient shaft the clubhead will trave at very high speed and It Is possible of course, that 1 might let loose The "83" IB to be used, of course wholly for practice LAXITY CHARGE AGAINST COACH Allege Stanford Mentor Failed to Look Over Grid Material (Associated Press Leased Wirf) - OTANFORD UNIVERSITY, Jan..B. Selection of a Stanford football coach to succeed Glenn S. ("Pop") Warner—charged by one member of the board of athletic control with laxity"—was tho announced purpose of an official meeting here tonight. Frank Guerena, alumni member, of the athletic board and chairman of a special staff committee on the coaching Bltuatlon, accused 'th~e veteran retiring mentor with laxity in falling to moot nonvarslty players. Warner, who has resigned to tako charge of Temple University's football squad, was declared by the alumni official to havo ignored freshmen and reserve players. "Ho never went to a freshman game and the only time he saw the reserves was when they scrimmaged the varsity," Guerena declared. The alumni member of tho board asserted there was a noticeable lack" of friendly relations between Warner and nonvar- slty Stanford players. Querena's Statement Guerena's statement came after a meeting of tho staff committee last night afwhlch the question of Warner's successor was discussed. The STANLEY POREDA IS FIRST By JACK CUDDY TTNION CITY, N. J., Jan; B.MStanley fbreda of the Jersey City Poredas U Is Hated first in the 1988 ranking of heavyweight boxers,. Issued today by Mr. Stanley Poreda of Jersey: City. ;. The huge, brown-haired Polish boy ranked thai heavies to make sure fight fans will know that'It's ."King Pin Portda" beating Ernie Schaaf of Boston tomorrow night in their 10-rpunder at Madison Square Garden. The six-footer announced his'rankings orally' here at Joa Jeariette's gymnasium, where he tapered, off training. His rapid fire, nonstop talking and supreme egotism challenged Champion Jack Sharkey. The 23-year-old mauler listed his figlifr" Ing men as follows: I suggest It wholly alumni member urged a "capable lead- a desirable short ershlp" which ho said would bring all jut to the cultivation of tho foe], hroughout your entire body, of tho golf swing when the club Is swung moothly and naturally. Its use for jractlco Is desirable, and should be most beneficial, because you'll not bo able, nor will you seek, to swing this club any other way. As it goes to he tqp Its flexibility will permit your wrists to 'act naturally, and Its lack of pull against your body will let your iody bo poised and free from strain. Swing your "83" every day, and presently you'll discover something new creeping Into your regular golfing action. Note: Mr. Horton new hat perfected a complete servloe for readers of this newspaper. He hat free Instruction material to meet any golfing difficulty. Write Mr. Horton care National Newspaper Service, 326 Welt Madison street, Chicago, simply stating what golfing trouble you seek to correct, and hit Inttructlon will be sent, free, enclote a stamped, self-addressed envelope and one 3-cent stamp. *-»-• On a recent whaling cruise of eight months, the whaling vessel Sir James Clark Ross returned with a catch of 1444 whales, the lot yielding oil with an estimated value of $1,260,000. players together. Fifty Want Job Fifty applications, for the coaching post have been received since Warner announced his resignation, Guerena said. Among the applicants receiving prominent mention are C. E. ("Tiny") Thornhlll, assistant coach under Warner, and Maurlco ("Clipper") Smith, coach at Santa Clara University. Guorenn said If Thornhlll Is chosen It Is probable Ernie Nevers, former Stanford fullback and assistant to Warner during the 1932 season, will be named chief assistant. • « » . . No. 1—Poreda. I've got the class —the,boxli\g ability, the punch,,the ruggedness and youth to make • a genuine champion. I don't kid myself that those other guys are BO hot, because I know they're not. > No. 2—Sharkey. I figure any smart high school boy should beat him. He blows up In the ring because he's temperamental. Tunney could have killed Kim. I fight like TtmneVi U«e a little Intelligence, get Sharkey nettled—and he's a goner. . No. 8—Baer. He's the hardest hitter In the lot, but he's got no control over his punches. Too wild. A good boxer can 'chop him down because* a Wild man leaves But, he's always .dangerous If a fellow gets careless and steps Into a wild punch. His Good Buld No. 4—Schaaf. Has an excellent body for a fighter—built like a statue. But the works Inside his head don't tick fast enough. I figure to knock him out. No. B—Schmollng. You asked* why Schmellns didn't beat Sharkey, If Sharkey's not so hot. That's easy. Schmollng's a palooka. I made him look sick training with him, and they chased mo out of his camp." Uses Fair English During his oration Poreda used a pretty fair brand of English, picked up In three years of high school and on several white collar jobs since then. Joe Jeanette, famous old-time colored heavyweight, was the man who saw possibilities In Poreda back In 1929 and Induced him to enter tha ring. Since then Poreda had 43 fights, losing three by decisions and one by a knockout to Salvatore Rugglrello. I ON THE MAT STANFORD BEATEN LAUAMIE, Wyo., Jan. 6. (U. P.)— The University of Wyoming defeated Lclund Stanford University, 42 to 24, In a basketball game here last night. The Rocky. Mountain Conference champions easily outclassed the California team and Coach "Dutch" White used his second team extensively. (Associated Press Leased Wire) NEW VORK <8t. Nicholas)— Abe Coleman, 800. Los Angilea, threw Leu Jennlngi, 225, Okla. hemp, 23)20. >4EW YORK (Rldgtwood'.)—Out 8onn«nberg, 800, Beaton, threw J«ck»Wagn«r, 204, Germany, 28:20. PHILADELPHIA.—Dick Shlkat, 236, Qermany, threw Mjke Ma- xurkl, 221, New York, 2«:30. HEMP8T.EAD. N. Y—Pat Me- Kay, 218, MemphU, Tenn., threw Babe Caddeok, 1M, New Haven, Conn., 23:01, • BUY AMERICAN= HARRISON'S January Clearance We have always believed in Quality Merchandise, and the principle expressed in the now popular slogan "Buy American." The apparel offered during this annual Clearance Sale is from our regular slock, was made in America by American workmen, for Americans who believe in helping the prosperity of their own country. The quality is better; the prices are lower. <> EGOS HIS MEAT OWENSVILLE, Ind., Jan. B. (A. P.) The Rev. J. R. Edwards knows all about eggs. He ate number 26,280 yesterday.' Ills diet In the past 12 years Included six eggs u. day. Doctors told him they would bo good for him. Trojans Will Play Green Bay Packers ( United Press Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCQ, Jan. 6.—University of Southern California's famous 1931 backfleld—Ernie PInckert, Jim Mustek, Galus Shaver and Mallory— will don football togs once more. The quartet have agreed to play with Ernie Nevers 1 all-star team In a Knights of 'Columbus charity game here January 22. The opposing eleven will be the Green Bay Packers, thrice national professional "champions. Coach Speculation Stimulated Afresh (Associated Press Leased Win) CHICAGO, Jan. 6.—The pastime of wondering who will coach what football teams next year has been stimulated anow. The wonderers had Just nicely settled down to waiting until T. N. Metcalf, new athletic director at the University of Chicago, should appoint Don Peden, Jimmy Phelan, Pat Page, Sr. Charley Bachmcin, Judge Walter P Steffen or someone else to succeed Amos Alonzo Stagg, now want to know who will replace Crowley at Michigan State. Likewise they wonder who will succeed Pop Warner at Stanford, and 1 Phelan Is signed by Chicago or MIchI gan State, they still can get exercise wondering who will coach at tho Unl verslty of Washington, where Phelan has been since 1930. STUFF ON MATS Wrestlers Must Wrestle and Cut Out Monkey Business Ncyvv (Astooiateil Press Leased Wire) . CHICAGO, Jan. 6.—No more roughhouse or burlesque wrestling goes In Chicago. . ' No longer will the big, hairy- chested mammoths of the mat be allowed to toss each'other out of the ring, exchange bites, slug each otlior, and indulge In other monkey business to the huge delight of the spectators. In the future wrestlers must wrestle, or be fined, suspended or both. , General John V. Cllnnln, chairman of the Illinois state athletic commission, made known his stand today, after one of the wrestling boys, Lou Plummer, of South Bend, Ind., took a few wallops at the referee In a recent match. Plummer was ordered to appear before the commission next Monday for discipline. .Horse Play General Cllnnln said that present wrestling was nothing more than "horse play"; that they were not contests, and nothing .more than exhibitions of tossing each other around—a burlesque on the Roman arena. "I am sick and tired of this monkey business," General Cllnnln said '^Wrestlers must wrestle or get out Same Old Act "These fellows go through the sanv act all over the country. In som places the referees are part of the act, but In Illinois they are represen tattves of the state and must upholc the dignity. "These exhibitions are not even amusement; they don't approach It These wrestlers either go to a draw for a stipulated number of minutes or one of them lays down, according to an arranged program. It Is n longer a sport. They bite each other trade blows, or go through othe horseplay for no other purpose than to work on the passion of the specta tors. They are fooling the people b claiming to put on a contest wher there Is no contest to It." IN SHAFTED OPENER ^ remarkable scoring power for "limited" teams, Bakersfleld * High School Class B ,and C squads won both ends of a double-header n the local gymnasium yesterday afternoon. Coach Dalbom's Bakers- lold Bees avenged an upset of last season In defeating the Shatter 3ardinal middleVrelghts, 27 to 7. The local flyweights, under the dlrec-, Ion of Jack Frost, got off to a fast Ktart that enabled them to win, 25 o 13, despite a determined atUfok-by the Shatter visitors In the second half. The Bees hit a whirlwind pace from the Opening whistle,- going so ast, In fact, that they didn't take time to make thel^tHea at the basket van. They kept control of the ball with their hard driving tactics, but, * ^particularly in .the Opening Barter, peppered the backstop .with an-assortment of hurried . tosses that , failed to register in- the net Sooner or later, the law of aver* ages was bound to take effect, and Tommy O'Connell started the ball rolling through the hoop. Me wa» high point man of tho game with 10 tallies. Llghtnor, left forward, cashedV In on four out of five fred shorts and, B AND C TEAMS WIN ZIMMERMAN IS LOW MLIUfflf (United Frets Leased Wire) LOS ANQEIiES, Jan. 6.—Emery Zimmerman of Portland, Ore,, and Jimmy Thompson, Colorado Springs Scotchman, led the field of 'qualifiers or the annual $6000'Los Angeles open golf tournament yesterday when they turned-Jri cards of 139 after touring .wo courses, Zimmerman shot the lowest score of the day, a 65 on one round but took a 74 on the second. Thompson, carded a. 66 on the first and 78 on the second. Eddie Loos, Chicago professional, was third In the field of 96 who quail- fled, playing steadily for a 70 on each" 7 round. Charlie Quest of Los Angeles had 141, Sammy Terrelll at Oakland 142, Horton Smith, Oak Park, 111., .143, Frank Walsh of Chicago 144, and Fay Coleman, Ky Laffoon and Harry Elch- elberger, an amateur, each had 145s.' " The tournament starts Saturday with the finals to be played Monday. Thirty-two golfers were exempt from the qualifying rounds because of scores tn -previous local championships. Bruins Sign Up to v Play UtaK Eleven (United Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6.—The University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Utah, Rocky Mountain Conference football champion, will meet on the gridiron here next .October 6, Steve Cunningham, Bruin graduate manager, announced today. It will be the first meeting between the two schools. The game will be played at night In Memorial Stadium. sank a field goal in the second half to'come second with six points. Despite the absence of Mahler,^ (stellar guar, who was out with a bruised foot, the Bee defense functioned smoothly and effectively around Hilton and Brachl, -Unruh's shot In tho third quarter was the only field goal scored by the visitors In tho course -of the game. ' Let by Captain Willie Johnson, tha Shatter boys made a gallant stand but were outclassed. • ' The regularity with which the Bak- ersfleld poswees rang up the 'baskets In the class C game was somewhat of a surprise even to themselves. Whether Coach Frost had his taller, and heavier first team on the floor or tho fast and scrappy second stringers, the results were the same, the points being very evenly distributed' among the players. At one point In the first half, the Frostmen were leading by a score o£ 18 to 2. With Schultz and Voth beginning to find the bucket, the Shatter Babes stagtd tf ralVy in the second hnlf but still fell short of overtaking the Bakersfleld team. Bakersfleld The Lineup* Class B Position Shatter,. O'Connell (10) ... Llghtner (6) ..... Dennlson ........ Hilton F .......... Mettler F ...... Johnson (.1) C ........ Unruti (4); G . . W. Johnson (1) FREAKS IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS Brachl ..... . ..... G ..... Van Gorksori Echols (2) ....... F Ztko Haworth ......... F ............. . Epp Shaw ............ F ........ Annts (1) Foley (6) ........ C .......... Schultz Marantos ........ C ........ Schroeter ........ G ...... , ..... Scott Outhrle .......... G ...... '. ...... Kite Thornton (1) ..... G ........ G. Mettler McCarty ......... G ..V. ..... BABE IS NOW PATHETIC FIGURE ' * * * *** *** ***' Press Agent Supplying Pressure WOMEN REPORTERS TURN RITZY Kirschbaum Suits and O'coats $19.75 Values, Sale Price.... $21.75 Values, Sale Price ---- $24.75 Values, Sale Price ---- $14.85 $16.85 $19.85 $29.75 Values, Sale Price No Charge for Alterations By HENRY McLEMORE United Pint Still CWT«IM»*«M N EW YORK, Jan. 5.—I have Just seen the most pathetic figure In the world. A girl who sits In a big hotel room, wistfully twisting a. handkerchief In nervous fingers and secretly wishing she were bock home In Texas, Sho hates tho Interviews she has to Elvo, under tho goading of a wisecracking, go-gottlng press agent. She despises the women reporters who flaunt their own cleverness In her face, and seek to dissect, probe and penetrate the secret recesses of her heart—In a species of feminine postmortem. Hates Ballyhoo? She abominates the ballyhoo and the pretense of professionalism into which, unhappily, she has been forced. Sho wants to be everything that present circumstances, against her will, hnve prevented making her. Sho wants to be an amateur, and she Is a professional. She wants to be wholly, utterly Lee Hats $2.95, Now $2.45 $3.50, Now $2.95 $5.00, Now $3.95 Marion Shoes $3.50, Now... ..$2.95 $5.00, Now $3.95 $6.50, Now $4.95 MANY OTHER ITEMS ON SALE SHIRT'S '. . . sox . . . UNDERWEAR . . . TROUSERS LEATHER JACKETS . . . ROBES . . . NECKWEAR , SCARPS . . . GLOVES . . . SWEATERS . . . PAJAMAS NOVELTIES . . . ETC. . . . All at Greatly Reduced Prices SEE OUR WINDOWS Harrison's Haberdashery 1827 Chester Avenue =BUY AMERICAN= feminine, a musclelesa lass, a rounded example of flapperdom, ' clothed in frilly fripperies. Instead she is comfortable and at ease only In the sweaty, stained working togs of an athlete. And her female Interviewers, with their verbal scalpels, make the most of It, I think Babe Dldrlkaon could come close to making her wants, her desires, her human Ipnglngs articulate — if they'd let her. Instead, she Is hedged In by circumstances — not the least, of which are those perioni, who, with their talk of big money, influenced her to toss away her amateur stand- Ing. _ She'll miss that standing and the myriad opportunities of offers for land-to-hand competition down the stretch, over the hurdle and under the basket. She misses It already. There was melancholy In her voice, asked if she was Blad she turned professional, she said, without enthusiasm: "I guess so. Everybody says It was the best thing." Of course It was! You're on top of the world." This frpm her combination manager and press agent, and delivered In the best slap-on-the- back manner. ' But you knew she didn't believe him. You had only to talk with the lean, sun-parched Texas girl for minutes to know that money, need it though she may, will never take the place of competition. And .riches—if she gets them—will be scant compensation for the loss of such thrills as the sight of a javelin winging past the Ittle white board that marks tho record, that final, desperate surge tn the 100, or a long looping shot that careens crazlly around the rim of the basket and then —swlssshhhhh!—drops home. All Behind Her And those things are behind her. To a large measure, anyway. Professional athletics for women Is limited. So limited, in fact, BB to be almost nil. And she knows this. I think she knows, too, that this radio, film and syndicate writing business they've told her about Isn't gping to last long, and that next year, perhaps certainly by 103fl when the boys and girls head for Rorlln and the Olympic games, Babe Uldrlksun, the greatest woman athlete of the age, will exist largely in the renord books. FARN.Y2ED DOVON HUtJfelV SEAR SLAVER, GUMDE AND All-ARoUNO / WOODSMAN IK HARDINI COUNN/ ' AMD BRIDIES HIS RIDES VJEL .O? A UvRl AMD U>U>-HAN&lN<i \98fc-, WHILE MEAT WR A LO&&IMC! A OGER. A PAY SADDLE FATHER. Cis/lU Clan C Bakersfleld Position Moscont (5) ...... F .... Kino8hlta(4>.,... • P C Mickey <»..... i. MlddauKh(4> .... J. Echenlque. . . . . Stlnson(2) ...... Holmqutst . F . C . O , L. Echenlque (8) . 6 . . 4 « » Shaf ter ' Schultz (5) . Bartel (3) ....Voth (.&) Enna .. Wledman , Martin ...Kay; EMPLOY JOBLESS IN MAKING GOLF • (Associated Press. Leased Wire) .' BALTIMORE, Jan. 6*— A new fl-hole municipal golf course Is near Ing completion, 10 years ahead, of time, be- . cause the work grave employment to hundreds of otherwise Jobless men of Baltimore. ' ' Some 260 : acres at Mount Pleasant Park, purchased several years ttfo> was ovetgro/wn with underbrush. 'It had been dedicated as a bird sanctuary. but a golf course had been planned' for construction there for sojne time. George Leroy Nichols, general superintendent of parks, said the course could , not have been constructed within 10 years because of th> finances "of the park board, had ri!ft the labor been furnished by the emergency work bureau co-operating with social agencies, of the city. '...-. '•-. • Nichols ''w»W from 400 .: to 700 have . been at work not only building 'the course but In clearing the entire piirk of underbrush. If the bureau continues to ; furnUhxJabo^-ers when the present plans 'are completed, an additional jilno hofcs will bo added} "Conservatively," saTa^lohols, "tho park board has saved several hundred thousand dollars , In ...clearing the park and In building the {course, the only expense to the board being materials used." . •'•.'•.. '•'..••" The 9-hole 'course .will he ready "f*r use early next summer. > '"!..« RENEW ICE FEUD HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 5. (U. P.)— Wit) Oakland Sheiks and Hollywood Millionaires. will renew their 'feud. on th« Ico tonight when they meet at Palais de Glace In the first of u two-game series. The sextets staged a number of fistic battles when they met last week In Oakland, drawing several major permltlon. BUCK ROGERS, 2433 A. D. Wiling Vanishes By PHIL NOWLAN and LIEUTENANT DICK CALKINS I HASHED IKJTO A GREAT ROOM -FROM WHICH CORRIDORS \<}BKJrQ»V I WHIWED AFTES HSR-MV «t AT TUU SPEED- TWR006H WULBR KAUB WAS ROBBING- THE SADIOAA MIMES' TVUO MILES DEfiP UNDER TW3 GREAT ICC SHEET OF GREENLAND- AMD AROALA WERC OUR COPYRIGHT JOHN T, nta u.S.PAT. Off TO BE CONTINUED

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