The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on February 7, 1933 · Page 9
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 9

Bakersfield, California
Issue Date:
Tuesday, February 7, 1933
Page 9
Start Free Trial

THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA?*, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1933 9 I s SPORTS LIBERALITY GROWING IN NATION Horse Racing and Boxing Becoming Popular in State Legislation By JACK CUDDY Unltttl Preit Stiff Cwrtiionftnt IVEW YORK, Feb. 7.— An unpreo •^ edented wave of proposed legls- ' lalatlon for liberalizing and stimulating certain types of sports, particularly horse racing: and boxing, is sweeping the nation, a United • Press survey disclosed today. At least 14 states have bills pending or in preparation providing for pari-mutuel betting, legalizing or liberalizing boxing and wrestling and permitting horse and dog racing. Others plan repeal of bluo laws. Tho measure^ reflect (1) diminishing prejudice against these sports, a trend apparently conterminous with the more liberal public view on the liquor question, and (2) the desire to .obtain revenues for state treasuries. Measures! permitting pari-mutuel betting will be considered by 10 state Legislatures In 1933, and 11 states will take up measures dealing with box- Ing. Some Legislatures will consider tboth. Long Ring Bouts Five states — Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — will consider measures providing for IB-round boxing contests. Most of these measures result from the difficulty of hold- Ing championship bouts at the shorter 10-round distance, The Illinois bill carries an emergency clause which would permit Immediate signing by the governor as a means of Inducing Jack- Dempsey to bring the Max Schmellng-Max Beer fight to Chicago during the world fair. Here are some of the measures pending: Ohio— Bills to legalize boxing and wrestling. Fifteen-round bouts would be permitted. A 10 per cent tax would be assessed. . Washington — Boxing and part mu- tuel bills, each with a fair chalce of passage. Ten per cent tax riders are attached. Colorado— Bills to legalize horse • racing, dog racing, IB-round bouts and to place wrestling under jurisdiction of the boxing 1 commission, all expected to pass, except dog racing. Minnesota — Boxing and pan mutuel bills. The boxing bill has passed the Legislature, and the other one Is expected to be brought out soon. Massachusetts — Many prominent persons support a parl mutuel bill. A similar bill was defeated last year, and the present one Is believed unlikely to pass. West Virginia— A bill to reduce license fees of boxing promoters who now pay J500. A bill to require wrestlers to pay J10 registration. Connecticut.— A bill to legalize horse racing^ and betting. Pennsylvania". — Bills to eliminate the state athletic commission, to permit 15-round bouts, to legalize perl- mutuel betting, to repeal Sunday "blue laws" and allow fishing on Sunday. Indiana. — Bills permitting: perl- mutuel betting and racing. To War Veterans Georgia. — Bills to turn over to World War veterans tho promoting of professional boxing and wrestling, and to permit Sunday baseball. Texas. — Bill to legalize horse racing and to permit professional boxing. California. — A bill to create a "raring board" to encourage breeding of racing stock; another to legalize parl- mutuals, and another which would , prohibit dog racing at night,, virtually banning dog racing in the state. CORBETT'S PLANS SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7. (U. P.)— Young Corbett HI, undefeated Fresno boxer, abandoned the winter sports at Yosemlte today and started for San Francisco to begin training for his title bout with Jackie Fields, welterweight champion, in Seals' stadium February 22. The challenger, unbeaten In five years, has been meeting all comers In recent months and Is In good condition, according to his manager, Larry White. CAGE SCORES (Associated Preit Leatcd Wire) N. C., 32; Virginia Mil. Inst., 29. Georgia, 17; Virginia, 31. Sewanee, 26; Georgia Tech, 38, Tulane, 27} Mississippi, 35. Alabama, 38; Mississippi Slate, 36. Georgetown, 46) West Virginia, 25. Geo. Wash., 49; Rider College, 20. Wake Forest, 23; N. C. State, 19. Mexico City Fals, 82; Kentucky, 81. Ohio State, 31; Wisconsin, 30. Chicago, 12; Iowa, 42, Carlcton, 31; Minnesota, 21. Milllken, 22; Loyola, 32. ' Crelghton, 28; Missouri, 19. Northwestern, 32; Indiana, 28. Baker, 28; Bethany, 30. Southwestern, 33; Col. of Emp., 26, Friends U. (Kan.), 18; Bethel, 36. Arkansas, 40; So. Methodist, 23. Mont. St., 29; Brlgham Young, 42. Col, Puget Sound, 35; Whitman, 39. Texas Tech, 47[ N. M. MM. Inst., 31. RIFLE CONTEST Firing 10 shots offhand at 200 yards, 10 sitting at 300 yards and 10 prone at 600 yards, Harry Krough shot a total of 140 out of a possible 150 points to win the Gas Walser trophy at the Bakersfleld Rifle Club Sunday. Al Miller with a score of .129 won the Class B trophy. Scores were as follows: Harry Krough, 140; C. A. Montgomery, 139; Harry Llbby, 139; Irving James, 139; T. R. Barnes, 138; Dlok Barnes, 136; J. H. McNaughton, 134; Al Miller, 129; Ed Radebaugh, 127; Bud Klrkman, 125; Harvey Clark, 124; Lcn Dunn, 124; Fred Todd, 122, and J. B. James, 120. Shooting a wonderful score of 99 out of 100, almost unprecedented, C. A. Montgomery won tho Wlckersham trophy for the 600-yard shoot. Ed Hadebaugh won the Class B trophy. Scores In this match were as follows: Montgomery, 99; Harry Krough, 94; T. R. Barnes, 94; Irving James, 93; J. H. McNaughton, 92; Dick Barnes, 91; Harry Llbby, SO; Ed Radebaugh, 89; Al Miller, S8; Harvey Clark, 88; Bud Kirkman, 80; Fred Todd, 79, and Len Dunn, 73. Varias Milling- Is Victor in Chicago (Associated Preti Leatcd Wire) CHICAGO, Feb. 7.— Frankle Harmon, son of the late Paddy Harmon, whose dreams and efforts built the Chicago Stadium, today was off to a successful" start as a. btfxlng promoter,' and Varias Milling, Los Angeles Filipino featherweight, was looking for tougher opposition than Paul Dazzo of Chicago. Harmon's Initial venture In boxing promotion drew a profitable house last night In spite of discouraging weather but tho customers did not have to wait long for the finish of the show. Milling slugged Dazzo, regarded as the best of Chicago's featherweights, so briskly that Referee Bill Collins stopped the bout after 2:57 of the first round. Dazzo was down twice and was reeling and groggy when Collins stopped It. • - • i » ON THE MAT 4 (Associated Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK.—Ed (Strangler) Lewis, 240, Los Angeles, threw Fred Meyers, 206, Chicago, 26:27. York, Pa.—Stanley Pinto, Nebraska, threw Hans Schroeder, Boston, 36:40. CAMDEN, N. J.—Joe Stecher, Nebraska, drew with Fred Grub- 'mler, 200, Iowa. ORTS Treason or Not Big Man of Mound Makes His Ball Prophecy By HENRY McUEMORE Unltid Prut SUM Cerre«»«nd«nt •TiAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 7. ••-'There being nothing like the lapping lappln' of the sad sea waves for turning a fellow's thoughts to baseball, we propose today to say a tow words about George Earnshaw. Earnshaw, known to his trade as "Big Moose," has long been distinguished as the only man who ever successfully combined the talents of a great bnsobn.ll pitcher with an urge for chewlnpr tobncoo. He pained further distinction recently when, usked by a nosey reporter who would win tho American League race this year, replied: "The Yankees, tind by so big a margin there won't be any race after July." Now, that reply would not have earned distinction for you nor me, nor even for Bubo Ruth, because It Is no state secret that barrlnR tho bad place and flood tide, as the boys say on the Bowery, the Yankees will win In a walk. But Earnshaw Is not you nor me, nor even Babe Ruth. Earnshaw Is n pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics, and the Athletics are bitter, bloody rivals of the Yankees. Enrnshaw's statement had no more than hit the sports pages than the cry of "Treason! Treason!" arose all over the land. Treading the criers was Connie Mack, Athletics manager, who, when asked "what about this Earnshaw business" mumbled something about "Benedict Arnold." Caustic Critics Particularly caustic In this criticism of Earnshaw were those veteran baseball reporters who still dream of the days of .the Orioles — those olden, golden days when squirting tobacco Juice In an opponent's eye was all tho rage, and a man who hnd never spiked a foe 15 stitches-worth was rated a sissy. The baseball men who say Earn- i shaw's case Is without parallel are i In error. The same sort of thing cropped up here last year during a series between the Cleveland Indians and the Yankees. Hard-up for a story, a reporter asked Wesley Ferrell, ace of the Cleveland pitching corps, who, In his opinion, was the best manager In the big leagues. The reporter expected Wes to answer the stock question with the stock answer. That Is, name his own boss, Roger' Pecklnpaugh. Imagine his surprise then, when Ferrell nominated Joe McCarthy, head man of the Yankees. His surprise was as nothing, however, as compared to that of Pecklnpaugh and the good citizens of Cleveland. Mack's Reaction? Just what Connie Jtack will do to Earnshaw Is not known. There had been rumors that Mack will ship George to Siberia or to the Boston Red Sox. Others sny that George is such a competent flipper, such a nice man to have around when there's a big game to be won, that Mack will forgive him and make room for him around the Athletics' hearthslde as In the past. Personally, we think George deserves a medal, not punishment. But If they Insist on punishing him, why not make him pitch all the games against the Yanks? That'll teach him a lesson. STOPS IN PARIS, TO COLLECT Jack Johnson and hla missus are shown as they appeared the other day In Paris. . . . Jack Is seeking to collect a purse held up since 1814. He says he needs the money now. High School and Jaysee Net Stars Plan Tourney NEW QOLF SHOT TAFT. Feb. 7.— P. Pennoyer saw where his ball went Sunday while tee- Ing off at the first hole, but did not see where his club was going. Suddenly a splash of water In a tank located beside a derrick BO feet away, told the startled golfer tha,t his club was reposing In the bottom of that 10-foot tank of water. T)AKERSFIELD High School and -L* Junior College tennis players are warming up this week In preparation for the, annual singles matches, to bo held at Jastro Park courts Saturday to decide possession of the Allen perpetual trophy for another year. It Is the one event of tho year in which high school and Junior college athletes come together !n "open" competition. For several years the junior college players have dominated singles play, Al Price having won the cup last year, and Ray Clasen the year before. The high school boys are conceded an RING ECHOES (Associated Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK.—Hans Birkle, Germany, outpointed Red Barry, Washington, D. C., (10); Innocente Baguera, Italy, outpointed Chester Matan, New York, (8). CHICAGO.—Varias Milling, Los Angeles, stopped Paul Dazzo, Chicago, (1); Joey Pallaizola, Detroit, outpointed Joey Bozak, Chicago, (6). PITTSBURQ. — Tony Falco, Philadelphia, outpointed Harry Dubllnsky, Chicago, (10); Alabama Kid, Dover, Ohio, outpointed Rosy Baker, Indianapolis, (8). NEWARK, N. J,—Young Terry, Trenton, N. J., outpointed Jack Rosenberg, New York, (10). IS YOUR UPP HARD TO SHAVE? Tears frequently spring to my eyes when I shave n»y upper lip." This is what one man told us before he tried the double-edge Probak blade. Now his razor glides over the sensitive spots without a bit of pull or discomfort Are you one of the many men who find shaving • decidedly unpleasant task? Do you almost wince when you draw your razor across the tender areas? In short—is yours a difficult beard? If so, Probak is the blade for you. Probak's edges are distinctly different — especially made for hard- to-shave men. Even the steel is tempered for this particular purpose. Try Probak and leaim for yourself. Get unmatched .shaving comfort Buy a package tonight. BAK BLADES FOR GILLETTE RAZORS excellent chance to bring tlio cup back Into tho high school trophy case this season, however. Price, defending champion, has played very little tennis this winter, and it is not even known for sure that he will enter tho tournament. When It comes time, though, Al will probably make n stand for his title. Qarber Is Hop* Possibly the outstanding hopo for the Junior college forces lies In Allan Garber, who should be in top-notch condition If time spent on the courts counts for anything. Garber can be found at the park almost any time of the day, it being rumored that ho takes time out only for eating, Bleeping and attending classes, and that he sometimes combines the last two activities (sleeping \and attending classes) In order to save time. Youngtr Stara On the other hand, the high school has a crop of younger stars coming up who will make It hot for tho Junior college stars. Bob Sapp and Paul Daly are almost as regular customers at the park as Garber, and havo been turning In good showings In recent city tournaments. Others who will represent the high school aro Kenneth Rich, Charles Logan, Sterling Giles and Halbert Blng. »-»-* BY CHESTEB IJORTON GOLF"8 GREATEST TEACHES (Copyrlfht John F. Dllle Co.) The correct hip action In the down swing, Involving the movement of the left hip toward a point out In front of the ball, as differing from shlft- Ing the hips * v /t\ straight across and <y Into the direction Hno, enables you to establish a directional line for the swing which makes the club swing straight through the ball. Tho common tendency is to swing the club around, toward the left, this circular action to an underlying circular turning of the hips in the first part of the down swine. With the left hip Initially moved more toward the ball you position yourself properly to bring the club down and through. Then, by withdrawing th» left hip, back, as the club awing* through you get, In the only way possible to get it, a straight line action of the club head through the ball area. This produces what appears to be the Inside-out principle, but which actually Is straight line. Note! H»ve you made your "33" practice club? You need with It Mr. Morton's special Instruction on the drive. It's frte; get It by writing him for It care the National Newspaper Service, 326 West Madison street, Chicago. Enclose a stamped, self, addressed envelope and one extra 3. cent stamp, AUTO GLASS SPECIAL (Two Weeks Only) Any 8li« Crystal Door Glass Installed for »2.25 Trlbble Glass and Mirror Works 1906 Nineteenth Street Phone 314 EXPKRT • Radio Service TUBES TESTED FREE William ft Booth 2015 H Street Phone 2834 RENEGADE CAGE TEAM'S RECORD Squad Has Won 10 Out of 14 Games Played so Far This Year pOMBINED efforts of the best 1 minds of tho Bakersfleld Junior College department of statistics, mathematics and relativity today resulted in the following body of information concerning Coach Basil Peterson's Renegade quintet: Out of 14 games played, they have won 10 and lost 4, for a batting average of .714; they are undefeated in conference play; they have scored a Brand total of 603 points ns against 432 for their opponents; their game average Is 36 points, compared to 31 points for their opponents; et cetera nd Inflnltum. But the Renegades went ahead drillIng: for their next conference Rnmo, to bo plnyod with the Tnft J. C. Cougars hero Friday evening, almost as If the deluge of figures had not occurred. They have been Influenced by the fact that Taft also Is undefeated In conference play. Hers Is Record For better or worse, here is tho lowdown on the junior college seasonal record to date: J ' C. Opponents J. C. Alumni 40 24 Compton J. C. 60 33 San Bernardino J. C. 2fl L. D. 8. Church 34 20 Woodbury College 24 25. U. C. Frosh 45 32. ...Vlsalla J. C. 23 44. ....Athletic Club 29 3l5. Wasco 31 47. Portervlllu J. C. 21 29 U. C. L. A. Frosh 42 33 Athletic Club 20 45 Keedley J. C. 26 36 Cal. 1'olytoch 18 Tho record stands up under pretty close Inspection, even the bad spots being not so bad with everything considered. Take for Instance the game with U. C. L. A. freshmen. The Frosh gave tho Ilenogndes a good thumping, 42 to 29, but the fact remains that Coach J J eterson's aggregation scored more points against tho undefeated Bruin cubs than has any other team to date. Comparative Score Evmx the U. S. I!, freshmen, who were defeated by the U. C. L. A. frosh only after an overtime period, failed to accumulate as many points as the Kenegndes. Offensively, the Renegades have shown greater strength than most observers expected at tho outset of tho season. Tho rlso of Bob Mnl- vnna from tho third string to a position ns one of the highest scoring regulars, nnd Guy Benlon's uncunny, sometimes unconscious but nevertheless consistent markmanshlp, hnvo been recent features of the Itenegade attack. TO FINE HURLERS NEW YORK, Feb. 7. (A. P.)—Relief pitchers with a penchant for leisurely response to calls for emergency duty, will find It expensive to delay games In the International league next season. The league directors decided to assess' a fine of 56 on bull-pen pitchers slow to answer a summons to the mound. They must respond Immediately, the directors decided, and complete their warm-up In tho hox. Three Clever Local Boys Featured on Boxing Card Scheduled Here Thursday T HREE boxers, numbered among tho cleverest ever developed In this county are featured in matches which will be offered here at tho Granada Theater on Thursday evening of this week. Clmrllo Sullivan, whoso foet Imvo trod canvas In some of tho greatest arenas of tho rounlry and whoso leather padded flstH have smacked somn of tho most notabln chins In tho xpyrt, \s matched In the headllncr asfttnst, Pat Vurner, brother of the famous Claude. Featherweights Sullivan and Varner are scheduled to fight a six-round event. They will weigh In for tho scrap at around 126 pounds. In tho six-round setnl-wlndup, Geno Jens, also of this city and developed as a boxer here, will meet Ernest Del Canal, of Peru, Smith America. Tho Peruvian Is unknown here, hut ho too is reported to bo a clover and capalilo puncher. Sailor Waller, who fought a tough battle here on the last card, winning hla match, Is meeting Richie Franklin, Wykoff Shows His Real Speed Indoors (Amoelatcd Press Leaned Wire) N10WARK, N. J., Feb. 7.— Frank Wykoff, one of tho world's fastest hu- nmns on the cinder path, Is ready to Ko places on tho hard boards served up to Indoor track athletes. Tho southern California speedster ran off with two firsts and a second In tho throe-event sprint series 8f Seton Hall College's annual games last night. Ed Slegcl, New York A. C., drew first blood by outstepping Wykoff In the 40-yard race, but the westerner registered his first Indoor triumph a bit later by scooting off with tho SO-yarder, and he added his second first In the 60. Slpptel was necnnd by Inches both times and Bill Bruder of tho Newark A. C. was third In all three. Tho times were 4 3-5, 5 3-5 and 6 2-5 seconds, respectively. George Lermonrl, Now York A. C., won the two-mllo handicap by 20 yards, In 9 minutes 30 1-5 seconds. Bornle McCnfferty was Just an Impressive In winning tho famous "Wul- dron 600" in 1 minute 13 4-5 seconds. of Los Angeles in the six-round special event. Two Preliminaries Two preliminary events are scheduled on the curd. Jor> Fernandez, who Hlnjwed it out with Kcliilo Noldcn here during the last mutch Is meeting Nolilcn nga-ln to wettlrj the close issue between the two. If this return mntch Is hulf UH good as their first fight It will lie worth any OIIO'H money, In tho opener .Stafford McCoy of Los Angeles Is matched against Bobby Barr, of this city. There Is a good-sized block of gen- em! admission seats at 55 rents, with prices ranging up to $1.35 for tho top. DIAMOND DUST MEDAL QOLF PLAY TAFT, Feb. 7.— Competition la still running keen for tho honor of being low man on tho Standard golf courwo. Holder of the lowest score In tho month will receive a month's froo playing curd. A. R. Alnsworth and C. Cullen are tied at present with seoros of 32. The ladles' low score, for which there Is also a free playing card, is held by Mrs. F. M. Colo, with a 40, and Helen Hamilton Is runner up. TAFT GOLF STAR TAFT, Feb. 7.— "Roslo" Porrine, former Taft Union High golf star and prominent locul amateur pln.ver, -Is now tho No. 1 man on tho California Freshman team after winning tho annual frouli tournament, rcrrlne shot 82 to lead his opponents over the difficult Berkeley course. Y. M. C. A. TILTS Games scheduled by the Y. M. C. A. Basketball League for tonight are as follows: Aces versus Senior Hl-Y, 7 o'clock, at the high school gymnasium; Junior HI-Y versus Methodist B, 7:50 o'clock, at Methodist gym; Methodist A versus Javoboarm, 8:46 o'clock, at the Methodist gym. <$, __ ,?> (Associated I'rcst Leased Wire) N EW YORK. Feb. 7.—Joo Shaute, veteran left-handed pitcher of the Brooklyn Dodgers today added his name to the long list of satisfied ath- inlcs who have sent In their signed contracts to tho Dodger business office. Just what role Shnuta will play In tho campaign, Manager Max Carey has not mnclo plain. He did not mention Hhauto In cilscusKlnK his plans with newspaper men the other day. Joe, who formerly tolled for Cleveland In the American League, won seven and lost tho same number with tho Dodgers year, appearing mostly In relief roles. .Sluiute WHS u "spot" pitcher In 1932, belnp especially effective against the St. Louis Cardinals. The 1!>33 major Icnfjuo schedules probably will not be announced for several weeks, perhaps longer. The Bchedulo makers are delaying final action until tho Pennsylvania Legislature rules definitely on tho question of Sunday baseball. Branch Hlckoy reveals that tho St. Ijtnils rardlnals have little or no hope that Charluy Gilbert, victim of a hunting ui-rldcnt In the fall, would be alile. to play shortstop this season. IIo believes it will be months beforn Gelbert is fully recovered from the gunshot wound that badly Injured tho calf of one letf. (jelbert himself thinks ho will bo able to piny but tho Cardinals plan to pick a successor from among J:iko Flowers, Sparky Adams and Charley Wilson. Franklo 1'Mrsch will bo switched to third base with Rogers Hornsby at second. Frlsch Is a holdout right now but probably will swing into line shortly. Tho latest, addition to tho holdout lirlRiido is Ernie Lombard!, burly Cincinnati catcher. He was given a ralso by tho Hods but sent back hln contract unsigned, Intimating' that ho would be pleased to receive a contract for two or three years. Among those signing contracts yesterday was Kddle Morgan, Cleveland first baseman. Three recruit members of tho Now York Giants' ensemble, Joseph Murtln, John Salvesou and John Tobln, came to terms. Tobin will f?o on option to Knoxvlllo of the Southern AHsoci.-itlon. HENDERSON OBJECTS SAN BHKNAHD1NO. Feb. 7. (A. P.) Among those, dissatisfied with 1933 baseball contracts Is Bill Henderson, S:iri FranclHco Seals rlpht-hander, who mailed his back in a hurry, Tho speed-ball twlrlor told friends here the pay-cut wns so big ho thought tho typist had hit the wrong figure. Henderson Is tostilng for a local semipro team. BUY AMERICAN FOR 1933 HATS ARE f 'Off the Face" Brims that turn down in front are out this Spring according to fushion authorities on Men's Hats. You think you don't care what they say—but you will when you see how much smarter the- New Spring Hats are when worn "oft" the face." NEW SPRING Mallorys Are Here They're Cravenetted $050 Just like lory to out such Mal- lurn fine quality Hats at this price—and look at the finish, boy, Uiey know how! The brim is narrower this season and you can have either snap brim or rolled edge. Colors: Sun. Tans, Radiums (grays), Browns and Greens. Others at $5.00 Men's Shop—Main Floor M ALCOLM BROCK CO. KERN COUNTYlf PROGRE/JIVE /TORE • BARER/FIELD

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free