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St. Joseph's Defeats Holy Family, 31-15 *·· -- .- .. ^ m ^ mm · - m ._ . . . --*. -- · ^^^ V ^^k. J* J% · · V ^^^ * ^*^ft« -. Of the Redskins, Patterson and Purdue; Jack Shepard Unbeaten at Lafayette Since Dutch Bergman resigned the coaching post with the Washington Redskins, through choice or otherwise, there has been an ominous silence about his successor. Owner George Preston Marshall, the laundry magnate, has not made any "obvious attempts to obtain a tutor. What with his screwball antics well known to the sporting world, it wouldn't come as a shocking blow to those in the know to see him try to coach the team himself. Reports are that he'd like to try. We'd hate to think what would happen should he make the attempt.* Ray Patterson, Wisconsin's able basketball center, says - his early interest in the game was stimulated by none other than KGLO's news editor, Cousin Pat Patterson. Pat, it seems, was a capable athlete himself during, prep school days in Cedar Rapids, according to his childhood admirer, Pat Patterson. Here's the" itinerary of the Purdue basketball squad over this weekend . . . from Lafayette to Chicago to Iowa City to Chicago to Madison to Chicago to Lafayette . . . that represents quite an assignment for even 'a railroad traveling ' passenger agent, especially when you figure that the Boiler- 1 makers must be baek : at home within 48 hours and play two basketball games in the interim . . . Coach Piggy Lambert may have to-split his squad'into two groups, with-some of the navy trainees missing the Iowa contest. ' Purdue wrestling coach Claude Reeck is basing his Big Ten championship hopes upon three undefeated performers, including Mason City's Jack Shepard in the 165-pound class ... the Boilermaker niatmen have won 4 out of 6 starts during .the dual meet" season. _Like mother, like, daughter: Tommy Hughes, Iowa forward, had a date with a blond Indiana co-ed after one of the basketball games at Bloomington . . . the girl remarked that she had heard her mother say she once had a date with an Iowa basketball player, too, one named "Skimmer" Miller that same "Skimmer" Miller, now associated with the ASTP physical program at Iowa, is scout for Coach Popsy Harrison . . . he'remembered his blond Indiana date back in 1926, and so did Harrison, teammate of Miller on that Iowa team of 18 years ago . . . "I've never i'elt especially old until I heard Hughes' story .-. . but now I feel every year of my age," said Skimmer. Sixty acres' of land purchased by the conservation commission on the north shore of Clear Lake has been officially named Mclntosh woods. , EARN VICTORY 13 OF SEASON Fourth-Quarter Drive Breaks Up Close Game Turning on the sleam in the th quarter, the St. Joseph's basketball team won its 13th victory f the year here Thursday night, defeating Holy Family, 31-15. It vas the 2nd triumph of the sea- on over the Maroons. It Was a battle until the 4th ! Baugh, Washington !'239 FETE BANCROFT GAGE SQUAD St. John's Has Won 17 Games in 18 Tries Bancroft--The basketball squad of St. John's high was honored at a pep rally and program in St. John's gym, when they returned , lo Bancroft Friday afternoon. Members of the squad, which so Jar this season has won 17 games and -lost only 1, are Tommy Foth, Dick Garry, John Murray; John Devine, Joe Long, Mork Hamilton, Billy Rustemeir, Loreii Johnson, Eugene Schu| maker, Don . Froekle, Tommy ', Murray, Robert Nuru, John Saunders, Billy Fuchs, Chuck Hiltz, John Lunn, Barrel Nemmers. Storekeeper, Joe Eich; student manager. Bill Kennedy; cheer f/cl leaders, La Vonne Schneider, Dor- 1 ··· othy Lieurance, Dolores Shay and Margie Dudding. The program was: Star Spangled Banner--assembly. Congratulation -- Dolores Nemmers. Cheers for the team. Highpoints of the team--members of the squads. My Impressions -- t h e Hev. Father Henry Weimer. Presentation of Trophies---the liev. Father J. H. Schultes. School Song--assembly. Lt. Dutton Brookfield, fi ft. 7 in. former center of Missouri (J., now is at Camp Davis, N. Car. A .teammate on the post basketball team is Pvt. Jim Krumtinger, ex- Bradley Tech frosh, also 6-7 in altitude. Dodds Choice for Mile in NYAC Games By HAROLD CLAASSEN New York, ()--Gil Dodds, Boston's foot-loose parson, is expected to make the 3rd step toward an all-winning eastern indoor mile season Saturday night in the New York A. C games at Madison Square Garden --a feat that would equal the bes efforts of Glenn Cunningham anc Chuck Fenske. The transplanted N'ebraskan already has, won the first 2 races of the winter program--the aiill- rose and the Boston miles--will such ease that a search for neu opposition has brought Jim Rafferty down from Ihe 2-mile class- Bill Hulse, whose outdoor 4.0( is the best American effort hasn't been able to find his kicJi indoors to date but still contends that Dodds wont be able to take all the remaining trio. Cunningham turned the trick in 1938 and established the indoor mark of 4:07.4 in taking the Columbian mile on the Garden ova ill the final meet of that year. Fenske was supreme in 1940 and also was clpced in 4:07.4 in the Millrose mile. The formei Wisconsin star kept Cunningham from duplicating the sweep in 1939 and Dodds stymied Leslie MacMitchell of New York university, in a single race during th 1942 chases. Lt. Bernard W. Rogers, who as a member of the U. S. Militar Academy track team won varsit letters in 1942 and 1943 in the sprints and the mile relay, is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. Baugh Official Passing Champion tWashingtoii Chicago Bears Green Bay .... · Brooklyn - . . . . Now York Chicago Cards Detroit Alts. ..'234 .. 229 .. 253 .. 205 .. 149 .. 213 248 PlUl.-Pill 175 Com. ·130 117 114 30 03 88 03 65 League (Total) League A\-g. . . .1732 .. 21G.5 TEAM Pet. ·1.541 .511 .451 ,43» .423 .40? .375 .371 .442 .443 yds. o. 1337 ·2310 19»3 909 76U 1095 1230 1138 11.30S 1413.5 Long. Td. J. Com. Jnto 24 72 20 "28 6fi 17 06 19 56 21 5 8 B 11 11 114 14.2 67 72 60 · 88 11.7 ·J39 37 20 Pel. IMC. .078 .071 .075 .102 ·.060 M78 · .149 .114 ,105 .105 INDIVIDUAL Alts." Com. Vis. G. Td. P. Pet. quarter got under \vay but after hat ihe outcome was not long in loubt, as the Blue and White loured in 12 straight points while molding Holy Family scoreless. The Johawks could not seem to :ind the 'range in the first 3 quar- ers. as many shots went wide of heir mark. The Maroons, playing an aggressive ga'mo throughout, hrew up a tight, stubborn de- !ense that had some of the St. Joe scorers bottled up through the opening 3 sessions. It was Jerry Coyle who sparked .he victory-drive in the last quar- er, scoring 10 of the club's 12 in hat stanza. Coupled with what he lad notched earlier, he paced the evening's scoring parade with 13 markers. Joe McCauley led the Holy Family attack with 7 points. The scoring in the first period was light until the last 2 minutes. The Maroons stayed fairly even, and with only a couple of minutes left, the Johawks held a 4-3 lead. Two buckets by Jim Col- ofon, sandwiching a charity toss »y Jerry Coyle, quickly bronjhl he count to 9-3 as the initial period ended. The Maroons came back fast, lowever, as McCauley found the range on 2 fielders to put Holy ?amily back in the contest at 9-7. While the Maroons failed lo catch the Blue and White, they stayed within range throughout the 2nd aeriod. The half ended with the Johawks holding a 14-10 edge. Each club scored 5 points in the 3rd quarter, and it was still a contest as the period closed with [he south side quintet loadin; 19-15. Ray Vega and Mataloni look care of the Maroons' 5, while Tenney, Frank Pattee and Colloton did likewise for St. Joe. No sooner did the 4th period let started than Jerry Coyle put 3 quick baskets through the hoop to send St. Joseph's into an impos- 25-15 lead. Casey scored another basket, and Coyle continued his work with 2 more buckets to bring the final margin to 31-15. Monday night the Johawks will tangle with Kensett, only team to defeat the Blue and White that has agreed to a return match. The contest will be held at the high school gymnasium. A. capacity crowd is expected to be on hand to see if the Johawks can get by that number 13 without trouble 3D ' it f t pt IP .uckman, Chicago Bears ?0tnp, Green Bay - . . 9'i Jahill, Chicago Cardinals 109 rtcAdarns, Brooklyn 7:» Canadeo, Green Bay . .. ~aieg,o, Brooklj-n-Wash. inkwich, Detroit i.v. New York .eciiKins, Ke\v York Zimmerman. Pliil.-Pilt. . Sherman. Phil.-Pitt ~ Bruck. Giewi Day ... 'cmenbofk, Detroit Y. Masters, Chicago CyrJ. Icineinan. Brooklyn Sukant, Chicago Curds , Colella. Detroit inj'dor, Chicago Beard .. Sutler, Phil.-Pitt lopp, Detroit Sadue, Brooklyn Zanders, Brooklyn fohnson, Brooklyn 8 Mathews. Detroit 12 3rigas. Chicago Cardinals 19 Hall, Chicago Cardinal* 4 Wanton. Brooklyn -1 ?. Martin, Brooklyn 4. Jram, Gi'een Bay , G Trocolor, New York 7 ?urdin, Chicago Cardinals 2 p an Tone, Detroit '.\ rtackney. Detroit 3 -lutson. Green Bay 4 M. Evans. Detroit ~i itasica, Washington 6 Clark. Chieafio Bears 1 Cuff. New York 1 iiein. New York 1 -cleavage, Brooklyn 1 Steele. Phil.-PIll 1 -allihnn. Detroit , 2 Conciit. Brooklyn G ST. josErirs {·; Tcuney. I . . . . . Colloton. i . . Chute, c C. Coj-le. g Patlec. H J. Coyle. [ Casey, f Peterson, c .... Zallek. c Totals HOLY FAMILY Frank, f Jones, i McCauley, c ... Mataloni. S Casey, g Shcchy. f Vega, g Berry, £ . Totals 0 :: 1 o 0 7 pt It. 1 0 O 2 Last-Period Rally Wins for Montreal By. UNITED PRESS Three goals in less than 3 minutes--all in the last period and all scored by Maurice Richard on assists by Toe Blake--gave the league leading Montreal Canadi- ens a 3-2 victory over the 2nc place Detroit Red Wings in a National Hockey league game at Detroit Thursday night. The Red Wings, with 2 goals in the 2nd period, appeared to have the game-well in hand when Richard and Blake went on their "hat trick" rampage. COLLEGE BASKETBALL East I-a Salic College -14; Philadelphia Ma rinc Depot 23. Geneva 58; Westminster -15. St. Joseph 43: City College N. Y. ,T3. Temple ·17; St. Johns -H. Al 120 43 12G ili in IL'4 4.) 57 40 31 :IG 13 8 '3 ·133 110 43 lii 1754 "J21S4 G08 315 249 235 10D 1G 70 98 IS CO 4 7 'J2B 1 ".577 .345 .500 ,139 .49D .434 .189 .-.197 .453 '.34T .4"J2 .-154 .34p .378 .310 .33(1 .355 ,2(i8 .4(jl .625 .555 .BOO .300 /J33 .210 .500 .500 .500 .333 .2E1G .501) .333 .333 .450 .200 .00.1 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 Long Inlc. 72 19 66 12 C7 40 51 30 U7 50 .72 37 K, 15 11 10 23 50 15 17 12 48 -- 1 30 S 34 0 17 t 1 Pel. Intc. .079 .059 ·'.043 -.192 .093 .093 .000 .1511 !057 .1OT .027 'loj .155 .140 .125 .129 .153 .070 .000 .111 .000 .125 .000 .210 .500 .000 .000 .ICG j)OC .QUO .250 .400 .101 l.OOi ' !ooo .000 i.nao '--Hisii for iarj. IB --Best 1543 performance. t--1942 champion. »--New lenfitie record. Hawks Must Defeat Purdue Friday to Remain in Race By BUCKY O'CONNOR Chicago, (ff 1 )--The pressure is on for the Hawkeyes of Iowa. Friday night against Purdue they'll have their last chance lo salvage a piece of the Big Ten basketball liampionship. With 2 defeats in 9 conference names, both inflicted by Ohio Slate, the Ha\vks must come out top for it is extremely unlikely that a 3-eame loser can he any- ns but an also-ran in this year's 12-sramc chase. Currently Iova is deadlocked with Wisconsin for- 4th place. Purdue, leading the loop with 7 wins in 8 starts, could lose Friday night's battle and still be a strong title possibility. Whether it will, however, depends largely upon how well the Boilermakers' speed, ruggedness and clever ball handling check Iowa's scoring aces, Dave Dannor and Dick Ives. Between them these freshmen forwards have compiled 313 points in 9 league encounters, Banner leading the conference with 157 and Ives trailing him by a single point. Ohio State riidn't stop the" youngsters although it did slow Ives down to a walk. He netted only 22 points in both contests. Danner collected 20 in the first game and 12 in the 2nd. Against this concentration of scorine power Purdue presents less sensationalism and more balance. Whereas Dinner and Ives each have averaged more than 17 points a (rame, forward Paul Hoffman, Purdue's top marksman, shows a 12 point average for R contests. His chief cohorts in the point- makins department arc guard Chuck Haas with 83 points and forward Dennis {lorn with 72. The other 2 Big Ten encounters Friday night will scarcely case the traffic congestion which has 5 teams fighting for the title, Ohio State meets Illinois at Champaign and Indiana invades Minnesota. In 3rd place with 8 victories in 10 games, the Buckeyes are favored to beat the lllini for their 6th defeat. Indiana should grab its first conference win of the season against Minnesota, which also is in the .000 class with 6 defeats. The Hoosiers have lost 9 but they really aren't that bad. Saturday night Purdue goes to Wisconsin, Ohio remains at Illinois, Indiana stays at Alinncsota and 2nd place Northwestern (b'-l) entertains Michigan (4-7. Pcnn flotv-i) 47: Wnr!bur£ 41. DcPaim- 33: Wabajll 23. Fo.-t Hilo- Ccntalir 5 62: furl mlcy Stars 45. South Tulanc G6: Louisiana State 44. Western 61; Sl.irsli.-lll 43. Southu-ol SMU 81; Texas A. M. 31. South Plains AAF 66: Texas Tceh 32. Wtst Buckley Field 67; Alliance (Ncbr.t Air Base 39. Amorose-Lccion Go; Dow Chemical 64. Salt Lake City Air Base 07: Salt Lake Merchants 38. Montgomery 3-1 Choice Over Davis By JACK CUDDY New York, (U.R)--Al "Bummy' Davis, stormy petrel of the modern prize ring, returns to Madison Square Garden Friday night--after an absence of more than 3 years--for a stit£ 10-round test against Bob. Montgomery, forme: lightweight champion. Montgomery, rugged, hard-hitting Philadelphia Negro, is a 3- favorite to spoil the Brooklyn welterweight's return to (he same ring: where on the night of Nov 15, 1940, Bummy precipitated n near-riot by repeatedly fouUug Fritzie Zivic anU by kicking the referee when disqualified in the 2nd round. More than 17,000 fans are expected to witness the encounter attracted by prospects of a roughhouse brawl and curious abou Bummy's reported reformation They wonder if the former roughneck has learned to control his temper, after being fined $2,500 and banned "for life" by the New York commission. Also they wonder if marriage and 15 months ii the army has civilized him. Bummy's performance will be watched eagerly by rival camps of New York sports writer those who denounce bolh Da.._ for his previous conduct and the New York commission for permitting his return, and those who dc fend Davis and the commission The 24 year old Brooklynilc i: srjuarcly on Hie spot. The commission is on Ihe spot too. Shortly after Davis entered the army, the fistic fathers le down the bars for a night anc permitted Davis to meet Zivic in i return bout at the Polo Ground: for army relief, July 2. 1041 Davis made a miserable showin_ and suffered a technical knockout in the 10th round. After being released from th army, because of a skin ailment Davis launched a come-back cam paign in outside cities. Recently he was permitted lo fight in New York's small clubs--and now Garden. Moiilfromery is fax-ored because his terrific body punching enabled him to win 6 of 7 previous liouts with welterweight opponents aud draw once. He is favored because Bummy's come-back drive -was not Joo impressive. Davis ivon 14 of 19 come-backs botils. He lost 4, and had one draw. Generally his oppositioin was far below Montgomery's caliber. JIASON CITV GLOBE-GAZETTE Friday, Feb. 18, 194* Samuel Adrian Buugh, the- lone ow hand from Rotan, made his riennial appearance as forward assing champion of the National 'ootball league in 1943, setting 4 iew records as he regained the itle he first held in 1937 and won gain in 1940. Based only on the JO regularly cheduled games, official statistics oday reaffirmed Baugh's victory ver Sid Luckman, Chicago Bears' luarter and the league's most valuable player, who led down to the losing weeks of the season. Baugh started the season inau- piciouslj", suffering- a back injury .ml. through selective service and etiremenls, losinsr what had generally been conceded to ue his best ·cccivers. Kill he recovered lo lead lis Washington ICcdskin teammates to their 4th divisional c h a n l - ioiiship and to have his most ·reductive year. His 133 completions. 1,75-i yards and 23 touchdowns all surpassed lis best in previous seasons. Twelve completions in 25 attempts against Phil-Pitt on Nov. 7, when ic suffered an injury that limited his appearances to a few minutes against the Bears 2 weeks later, was his worst single game per- brmancc. And even that was good enough to produce 172 yards and the Redskins' 2 touchdowns. Against the Bears, Baugh threw passes and completed 4 for 37 yards and one touchdown. His jest performance, however, came igainst Brooklyn on Ocl. 31. when us 1G completions in 28 attempts ed to new records of 37C yards ind 6 touchdowns. Both these marks were broken 2 weeks later n New York when Luckman nnde good 21 oC 32 attempts for 433 yards and 7 touchdowns. Lunkman, who retired at Ihe nd of the campaign to enter the maritime service, also broke 2 season marks. His total of 2,104 Yards and 28 touchdowns bettered he previous records of 2,021 and 21 touchdowns set in 1942 by Cecil Ishcll of Green Bay. Baugh's 4 new records all were ife-time marks, previously held :y Arnie Horbcv, also "of Green Bay. They included 79 touchdown passes, 8,379 yards gained and 1,229 passes attempted. The other came when opponents intercepted 19 of Baugh's passes, bringing his total interceptions for 7 seasons to 93. Franklin Sinkwich, D e t r o i I's highly touted rookie, also helped Baugh revise the interception records. Sinkwich had 2 passes intercepted by Green Bay on Oct. 24 to tie the game record. Two rookies followed Baugh and Luckmnn in the standings. Irv Comp, Green Bay's elongated triple threat half back, completed 50 per cent ot his 92 attempts for 7 touchdowns and GB2 yards to finish 3rd. Only 4, or 4.3 per cent, of his passes were intercepted, giving him the best performance oi tiiO season in this department. Ronnie Cahih, a mile of a halfback who started well but faded for the Chicago Cardinals, had 50 completions in 10D attempts. He threw 3 touchdown passes anc gained COS yards, but was high in interceptions. Defenders wounc up ivilh 21, or 19.2 per cent, o( his passes. Record breaking was" not limited to individuals. Washington retained the team championship by setting a new efficiency mark of 54.7 per cent for more than 250 attempts. The Cardinals and Detroit, who had 39 and 37 passes intercepted, respectively, both bettered the old record and Detroit set a game mark by having 9 intercepted by Green Bay on Oct. 24. New York tied the season record by permitting only S interceptions and the Bears, on the strength of Luckman's phenomenal season, equaled t h e mark of 28 touchdown passes it' a season. Three Fillies Highly Rated for Kentucky Derby Future Book . ISOWI.INO 's League Won 1st 2nd 3rd H.C. Tot Mac's Grocery 2 302 551 530 Dr. Pepper 1 5G3 435 -i9U L. Mix 150. 379. McnS League M. C. Auto li. ;j 712 C.i4 711 Pl.TSlcrcrs 0 633 G14 6i7 C. Miller IOC. -!02. Kinncy Slioes 1 fi. r »9 671 ;r9 Caria Tr.-msfer 2 RD3 G33 64-1 B. Nelson 105; Lclanc] C.Tlkina 102 1-11 1RO 449. YANK ACE TAKES PHYSICAL -- Spurgeou (Spud) Chandler, ace pitcher of the New York Yankees, is pictured at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Ga., taking his physical examination. Chandler was accepted for limited service in the army. Chandler's home is at Moultric, Ga. MOHAWKS FACE DODGERS FRIDAY Must Win to Remain in Loop Title Chase The Mason City basketball team returns to Big Seven conference competition Friday night, facing a powerful Fort Dodge quintet on the Roosevelt floor at 8:15. A preliminary contest will start at 7 o'clock. The Mohawks must win Friday night, then capture double victories over Roosevelt and East of DCS Moines next Friday and Saturday it they are to stay in the race for the circuit crown. Fort Dodge is expected to provide stiff opposition in the return match of a home-and-home series. The Cardinal and Black won the first game on the Dodgers' home floor. Coach Bud Suler is expected lo start Art Wagner and Ike Zeigler at the forwards, Verlyn Hutt at center and Gus DiMarco and. Bob Miller at the guards. Before dropping a 2-point decision to Waverly Tuesday night, this combination had won 9 consecutive contests. FIGHT RESULTS (By tlniltd Press) Fall Hirer, Man.-- Burllo Umlor. 160. Des Moines High Mermen Set Record DCS Moines, (U.P.)--Roosevelt high school's 160 y r r d tree style swim- ; , , ining team Thursday shattered the ^ v . c ab ?"' 6 Pounds advantage at t h a t weight: since Bobcat Bob ex- Diiv 's, '' ountls '"' l " ''cect to m;ikc 1)4 forfeit Sl.Ono. will 3t. C. WOMEN'S H O W L I N G LEAGUE Won Lost i Ltindbcrps 2 I j HijrK Eamc--A. Rchn. 203. Hiph scries--A. Rchn. 512. Betsy Ross 5 n Tent i: Awning 0 3 High f-amc-- jr. iretland. I". Hiuh scries--N. Holland, 411. Phillips 3 0 Sweetheart Bread 0 3 Hish jramc--j^ Dougherty. 176. High series--L. Dougherty, 406. Swifts 0 3 Hutchlnsons 3 0 High Ciimc--G. Schmidt. 223. * - Hiph scries--G. Schmidt. 561. Evening Inch parnc-- G. Schmidt, 223. Evening high scries--G. Schmidt. 361. Team rtiKh scries--Elntchinsons. 2447. Hulchtnsons team had 918. Game highest bowled in the records of the Women's Bdvi-Urjg £eaguc of Mason City, oldest national inlerscholaslic record in the books by covering the distance in one minute and 15 seconds. The performance oE the Des Moines team was six tenths of a second better than the previous mnrk set by Atlantic City, N. J., high school at Evanslon, 111., in 1925. Members of the Roosevelt team were clocked as follows in a dual meet against East o[ Des Moirtes: Larry Larimore, -.18.7; Ralph Katz, :18.9; Bill Crispin, :18.5; and Jim Dickerson, :18.8. Twice before the same four swimmers had come within frac- pects to scale 138. Both are good punchers, although in the past Davis was one-handed, concentrating entirely on the left hook. He is reported to use both fists now. One lone 8-pin kept Pfc. Jules D. Hoffstein pf Scott Field, 111., from realizing the bowler's dream of a 300-game recently on the post alleys. Hoffstein, bowling against Edgar Dresscl, alley manager, threw 11 strikes in a row. The 12th was in the pocket, but the 8-pin, a f t e r a wobble, rc- swuurriurs nao come witnm jrac- ma in e d uiri"h! lions of a second of equalling the \ mameo u|?r '°"'- A t l a n t i c City mark. i " Note for Bob Ripley: Among army sports activities is an Early Risers Hiking Club at Pope Field, Fort Bragg, N. Car. Water polo, because of ils popularity at army and navy pools, now is being t played far more than ever before since the game was originated in the 1870's. , . . . Philadelphia, decisioned Walter Duval 15V. Allentown. Pa.. (10). Portland, Maine--Johnny Finafczo. 170, Baltimore, drew with Jolmny Seaman 107. Boston. 101. Nashua. .V. n.-- Jackie Desautctf. 147. Kovcr. dccisioncrt lUnxtricc Cl.mtier, 147. Manchester, i8i. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON New York, (/P)--The dictionary defines statistics us "classified facts, especially those facts which can be stated in figures." . Veteran baseball men estimate that statistics account for some 30 per cent of the interest in the game. . . . But in many sports statistical information is strangely lacking. . . . Wouldn't you like to know, for instance, who is the leading scorer in college basketball this season, the steadiest foul-shooter'.' Or the boy who has the best scoring average for the number of shots he takes'.' . . And who has Ihesc records in prof circles? . . . This corner wodld welcome any information. Bfeecr Figgers . . . Speaking o statistics, President George E Graf of the Louisville Bowling association compiled records of 3,654 Louisville bowlers and founc that more than 70 per cent averaged in the 140-170 class with only one .200 average bowler the lot. . . . Easiest baseball statistic to remember: The Albany N. Y., club's record in 1888--same as the year, won 18, lost 88. One-Minute Sport Page . There's a good chance that both Army and Navj' will compete in the N. C. A. A, basketball tourn anient here. . . . Capl. Ollie Cordill, former Rice ami Clevclanc Rams halfback, -wants to put a pro football club into Houstor Tex., when the air force lets hirr go and Joe Carter, the old Phila (Iclphia end, has the same idea about Dallas. . . . Syracuse U. i trying lo organize a team for thi boxing intcrcollcgiatcs . . . ant although Syracuse has suspends a't h 1 c t i c competition, th coaches will be honored by New York alumni at a dinner March 24. DESTROYS SHIP--Capl. Jack Miindc'rs (above), former University of California football star, has been cited in New Guinea for crashins his plane into a Jap ship and destroying H at Hansa Bay. By JACK CUDDY New York. U.R--Possibilities oE filly winning the Kentucky Derby on May (i wore emphasized "Yiday when James .1. Carroll's ndicator prices lor the derby -Inure book showed 3 lassies--Du- azna, Miss Keeneland and Tivi- ight Tear--enjoying quotations in he 3rd and 4th-price brackets. Carrol], telephoning his prices rom St. Louis, .sciiil he could not ccall a previous instance when 3 illics were so highly rated for he future books. Top choices, as exuccled, were it. C. V. Whitney's Pukka Gin, at 6-1, and George D. Widener's 'latter, at 8-1. But in the 3rd bracket, at 12-1, Brownell Combs' bay filly, Du- azno. and the Calumet Farm's bay filly, Miss Keeneland, were ·ated on a par with John Marsch's bay colt. Occupy, big money winner among the 2 year olds of 1943. In the 4th bracket, at 15-1, ;alumct Farm's, bay filly, Twilight fear, shared the same rating as ,ucky Draw, Royal Prince, Director J. E., and Rodney Stone. The Sill-bracket quartet, at 20-1, comprised Black Badge, by Jimminy, Olympic · Zenith and Gay Bit. ' - ' Carroll announced only the 14 op thoroughbreds in his indicator prices, to give the turf world a line on how the future book will open a counlc weeks hence, when 'he entire list of nominations for the derby is announced at Louisville. Nominations, which closed earlier this week, are expected to total more than 120, presaging a large field of starters and a wide- open race- Pukka Gin, Brown Son of Fire- [hron, had figured for top rating in the future book, after being awarded recently top weight lot- Jack Campbell's experimental handicap at Jamaica in April. His victory in the Champagne stakes at BeJmont indicated that ho was route horse that might follow in the derby steps of Count Fleet and Alsab, previous Champagne winners. Similarly, Platter--chestnut son of Pilate--deserved high billing after being voted the outstanding 2 year old of 1043 in polls by Racing Form and the Turf and Sport Digest. He won high regard by victories .'in";the Pimlico futurity mid \Valde~ri stakes. Although only one filly ever won the derby--Kcgret in 1915-last year's feminine juveniles showed such unusual class that many cxnerts began considering another filly victory in the run for the rases. OF the flack of dcb- bics lo distinguish themselves last year, Durazna--bay daughter of Bull Lea and Myrllctvootl--was generally regarded as the best. She won 5 of S starts and finished out of the money only once. IIer crowning achievement was a victory over Occupy in the Breeders' futurity. Meanwhile. Miss Keeneland's performances in - tests at Washington Park, in the Butterflies at Bclmont and in the Snlima stakes at Pimlico tabbed her as a future route-runner. Twilight Teal-, highly regarded daughter of Bull Lea, won 3 of 5 starls, including the important Arlington Lassie stakes, in which she beat the best young gals in compclilion. Orchard Downs Rucld in 40-24 Tilt; Onken Scores 20 for Victors Orchard--The high-scoring Orchard basketball team took the measure of Rudd here Thursday night, coming through with a 4024 triumph. Orchard jumped into an early lead, and by halflimc commanded a 21-9 margin. Frank Onkcn paced the victors with 20 markers, while Robert led Rudd's scoring attack with 10 points. The Rudd second team evened matters for the evening, however, bv defeating the Orchard year-8. Rudd held an 8-S lead intermission. Floyd Quintet Downs Mitchell, 27-26; Fourth Quarter Rally Fails Mitchell--A fourth-quarter rally fell just a point short here Thursday night, as the Floyd basketball team defeated Mitchell, 27-26. Floyd led at the end of the first quarter, 11-8, and at halftime, 17-10. Poor free throw shooting spelled defeat for Milchell, as the losers missed about bv defi 20 per cent of their tries. lings. 1' Eel Larscn notched 15 points for I at the Mitchell, while E. Stewart .scored I 12 (or. Floyd. The Floyd j u n i o r ; An urmy lank destroyer named high team dumped the Mitchell " yearlings in a curtain-raiser, 36-23. "Lightning" lireci 7,000 projectiles in 7 battles in North Africa and Sicily.

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