The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on February 20, 1940 · 29
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Tuesday, February 20, 1940
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Move q Me to 5anta .-Barbara mooo. ramin . a AV -jit . sKr-K'-c- . ,' '. J " i, t ' . ... v .-7" ' .f'.; - -a DIAMOND DAYS Manager Jigger Statz and Coach Carl SPORT POST- SCRIPTSJ By PAUL ZIMMERMAN Justin M. Barry Is a man of many jobs out at Southern California but currently he's busy at the task of bringing the Trojan quintet down the stretch in front for the Southern Division championship and a play-off vith the northern winners for the Pacific Coast Conference title. So Sam, as everyone prefers to call him, can think of nothing but basketball at the moment and methods of improving it for local fans. And he comes up with an interesting suggestion. INTKEASED PLAY Barry recommends that St. Mary's, Santa Clara and Loyola be brought into a California intercollegiate cage league with the four conference members in this State, as now is done with college baseball in these parts. He says it becomes monotonous for both the fans and the players to play the present Southern Division conference schedule and thinks that the added competition would help everyone. As it is, Troy and U.C.L.A. meet these three teams only in practice games. Certainly followers of the "independent" schools would welcome the move. It would build up their teams and supply them with an incentive in the form cf a title at which to shoot. And the added competition would give the race more zest. WAY CLEARED Conference officials have been opposed to this plan in previous years on the grounds that it would interfere with the play-off for the championship with the Northern Division winner. Barry contends that since the National Collegiate Athletic Association has gone in for annual district playoff games to decide the national championship and since this brings together the best teams on the Coast there really Is no longer a need for the Pacific Coast Conference event 'The idea has met with high favor in the Bay region," said Earry, "and if there is sufficient interest in Southern California the plan might be worked out in another year or two." That's Barry for you. He cnmes home from Berkeley and Troy's first defeat of the year with a plan to make things harder for himself. Sam never has had an3 alibis in his repertoire. "The boyi just had one of those nights when none of their Tnra to Pag 11, Cola mo n i A Garcia's Boil fo Be Lanced Filipino Champion May Be Able to Resume Gym Work by Thursday Dr. W. F. Carver and Ceferino Garcia will stage the "main event" today so far as the Gar-cia-IIenry Armstrong world's middleweight champion ship fight now postponed to March 1 is concerned. Garcia's boil, which caused the delay in California's biggest natural from Thursday night to the new date, will be lanced this morning. Dr. Carver, physician for the Hollywood Legion Stadium that is promoting the title battle at Gilmore Stadium, said that the Filipino should be able to re sume work in the gymnasium tomorrow or Thursday. HENRY RESTS Armstrong did no work yester day and has nothing scheduled today but roadwork unless his board of strategy, Eddie Mead and Harry Armstrong, trainer, decide differently. Just now Mead has a tougher problem than Parnassus in the handling of the remaining training days, it is believed. The general opinion is that the postponement will have little or no effect on the Filipino because he is making natural weight, while Armstrong, who is at peak now, must try to keep his poundage above the 140- pound mark. Originally scheduled for the night of the $50,000 Derby, which has its traffic problems, now the fight will be held the night before the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap, apportioning two of California's big events to different days. SPECIAL TRAIN'S It was learned yesterday that there would- be two special. trains from San Francisco for the Handicap. Promoters of these specials quickly changed their programs so that the Handicap trains now become fight specials also. Willie Ritchie, chief inspector for Southern California boxing, yesterday denied that any one man had been decided on by the commission to referee the Gar- cia-Armstrong bout "All such reports that the ref eree has been selected are erroneous and do not come from this office," said Ritchie. "There are 20 licensed ref erees in California and at least 11 of them are eligible for the job." Cisco on Top "PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19. IP Tony Cisco, 16f, of Norristown ra., won a split decision tonight over Ossie Stewart, 163.- Pitti- i,burgh Negro, A ' I' I - v i .J I '. - . r- : ! y". Reynolds of the Angels look Top Horses Named for San Antonio The sixth running of the San Antonio Handicap, one mile and one-sixteenth, $10,000 added, has drawn a nomination list which includes virtually every top pros pect for the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap, to be held one week later. Past San Antonio handicaps, which have all been contested over the mile and one-eighth route prior to this year, were won by some of the best known horses in the country. Head Play took the race in 1035 with 128 pounds up, beating Fleam and Azucar. Next year it Was Time Supply over Pompey's Pil lar and Ariel Cross. In 193 Rosemortt took the race, and went on to win the big 'cap next week-end; Star Shadow and Spe cial Agent trailed him to the wire. In 1938 Aneroid beat Sea- biscuit and Indian Broom, and last year Whichcee took the measure pf Today and Congress man. Kyk W. ...C. 8. Howard Scablscuit. C. 8. Howard HeeMT. ...Circle "8" Stable Hysterical , Circle "S" Stable Whichcee......' ...ACT. Stock Farm Specify Silver State Stable Sun Lover..., Mlllndale Stable Ra II Binitlln Stock Farm Lisaroti Binnlln Stock Farm Preceptor II .Bmfclin 8tock Farm Comet II , Blnclm Slock Farm Wedding Call. Gaflers Si Battler Journey On Don Cameron Antholoay Don Cameron Olympus Brlair Stud not here I Viscounty Valdlna Farms Vino Puro Mrs. J. P. Waters Can't Wait Myron Selznick Beautiful II L. B. Mayer Vain Bo Furst k Raft Arjac Curtis M. Willoek Step By Curtia M. Willoek No Competltoin Milky Way Farms Ross Sticks Chin Out Again; Referees CHICAGO, Feb. 19. The State Athletic Commission today licensed Barney Ross, for mer welterweight and light weight champion of Chicago, to referee', fights in Illinois. Ross is expected to make his initial appearance as a ring official within the next month. COLORADO FOOTBALLERS ASK OAKES TO- QUIT BOULDER (Coio.) Feb. 19. (U.R) A petition signed by 35 members of the Colorado University .foot ball squad charging that Coach Bernard F. (Bunny) Oakes had "resorted to physical discipline, including kicking," and had kept players practicing in violation of Big Seven Conference rules, was presented to the school's board of regents in ,a demand that Oakes resign, it was learned to- nicht. Regent Lawrence Cole confirmed that the petition and the charges were presented to the school's governing board last Friday during a secret session of the board. Cole said "there's no use in beating around the bush and denying that such a petition has been presented because it has." H added that th docu 't V over turnout at Ontario. Big Derby Field Due Record Purse Certain for Winner of Annual 3-Year-Old Classic Webb Everett, racing secretary, said yesterday that he expected 25 entries to pass the box tomorrow for Santa Anita's Derby at a mile and an eighth Thursday afternoon. With the prospect that this, the largest field ever to go post-ward here in the three-year-old fixture, Charles H. St rub, general manager of the Los Angeles Turf Club, announced the field would not be split to accommodate the large number of thoroughbreds. "The Derby will be run as advertised and under the accepted rules of racing," said Strub. "The barrier will be used if the number exceeds" 20." RECORD CROWD Not only was a record number of horses expected in the event, but Dr. Strub also predicted the largest crowd ever to witness this classic would swarm into Santa Anita Park. The high mark was 50,000, last year. If 25 thoroughbreds go to the post out of the 29-odd potential starters from the list of 123 nominees, the winner would re ceive the record price of $48,075.1 Second place is worth $10,000, third place $5000 and fourth place I $2500. One of the best works yesterday was turned in by Tough Hombre. He did 1:54 for the Derby distance. Tough Hombre will go as an entry with Galla-hadion and Chatted for the Milky Way Farm. BIG ENTRY LIST Others in the list of probable starters for the" race were Car- menita, Exemplify, Blue Suit, Au gury, Sir Jeffrey, Camp Verde, Sun Pharos, Exarch, Sky Dog, Turn to Tage 10, Column ment was now under consideration by university officials. Oakes, whose five-year record at C.U. has included such achievements as two Mountain States Conference championships', competition in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas, Tex., and the coaching of All-America Byron (Whizzer) White, said tonight that "I have no comment to make at this time." Coach Oakes, who was given a vote iof "complete confidence" by the board last October after his team Inst its first three games and then went on to win the conference title, is under a five-year contract Mentor's of the staff of the Silver and Gold, student publication, said the petition made three specific charges against Oakes. - . V-'-i ! v 1 V )i .. J(,fri ,;Sf- 'ojlw- M Jr-.- .j fv i i - - , I ' L . , , j ' . I ..'- - V ; , J I " . - - ; . . - - 'W'i ; . ; - . - - -J ' - - - -t. 4 , s . . - -'-1 $.:.ii2'-"',.'n . - 'WtsfeU''tVJ.g- i in- I....- i. m m ii HOLLYWOOD STARLETS TUESDAY, FEB. 20, 1940 Athletics Arrive, Open Anaheim Drills Today Illustrated on Pag 10 Part II FULLERTON, Feb. 19. (U.R)! cause all signs point to one of Connie Mack brimmed with op timism tonight as his Philadel- phia Athletics arrived here to begin spring training for the 1940 season. "We'll start practice immedi ately and that means the first thing tomorrow because we have a big job ahead of us," he said. "We've several new players and some fine talent and it will take some time to get the team molded into shape. "I'm sure, however, that when we start rolling we'll be one of the toughest clubs to handle be- Beavers Work Out Under Boss Frederick FULLERTON, Feb. ID. Portland's Beavers mainly the pitchers and catchers took their first workout under New Manager Johnny Frederick at Amerige Park here today. Frederick, who replaces Irishman Bill Sweeney as head man of the Beavers, arrived in Fuller-ton Sunday, along with Trainer Doc Michel and Players Bill Anton, Ed Adams, Jack Kallio, Buster McMillan, Lee Fallin, Ed Coleman, Walter (Whitey) Hil-cher and Ed Fernandes. Headquarters have been established at the California Hotel, within walking distance of. the l;park. The. 13-page document, they said, gave specific examples in an effort to prove that Oakes constantly violated the two-hour practice limit and resorted to physical discipline,, including kicking men, during practice sessions. It also charged, the student editors said," that men who resigned from the football squad last year because of differences j with Oakes, lost the jobs at i which they were working their Sway through school. ; The petition was the climax of ;a series of brushes 'between Oakes, his players and other j members of the ath letic staff i which led to reports last October that Oakes would resign "under jfire." The special board meeting (at which Oakes was given the ivote of confidence followed. And here's the scene ot Elsinore where the early Hollywood PAGE 9, PT. II our best seasons." The team immediately was drivpn bv bus to near-bv Ana- ileim, where Mack will supervise opening drills tomorrow. j ADAMS GETS GRID INTERVIEW Trojan Aide One of Three on K. Aggie List MANHATTAN Kan.) Feb. 19. (JP) M. F. Ahearn. director of athletics, said tonight three applicants for the job of football coach at Kansas State College had been asked to meet with the council of athletics. They were: Ralph Graham, assistant coach at Indiana University; Henry Franka, assistant coach at Vanderbilt University, to appear Thursday, and Hobbs Adams, line coach at University of Southern California, who has a Friday appointment. The three were sifted from a list of 100 applicants by the council today. Ahearn interviewed them and others on a trip last week. The athletic director said the council will not necessarily choose one of the three men simply because they were called for interviews. . "If they do not meet with the approval of the council, none will be chosen, and we must look elsewhere," he explained. Bruin Nine Bows fo All-Stars, 9-4 ' The John Berardino All-Stars drove in nine runs off 11 hits yesterday to down U.C.L.A., 9 to l, in a practice baseball encounter at Sawtelle. Hal Sieling of the All-Stars, for mer S.C. shortstop, led in the batting department with three hits in four trips to the plate, one of them a double. He drove in five runs. The Bruins will continue their practice schedule this afternoon; by playing the National Baseball j School at. Sawtelle. Yesterday's! line score: I R I? X ' ltd.. A. .". OM 001 010 41 Bfmrriino All-Burn. OOI am 3U 9 11 ; Coh'n. Frfdtrirk. Windsnr nd Park. Bll; Wtllnmi. Whim, BuiMO, Chrun I d4 Oibb. Stars Leave Lake Elsinore; Angels Open Spring Drills Diamond Unfit for Play So Hollywood Bosses Order Squad Transferred to Channel City A slight inconvenience met the advance troupe of Hollywood Stars baseballers when they arrived at Lake Elsinore yesterday to begin their pre-season practice. They found the weather was lovely, the lake was yet there, the hotel was as comfortable as ever and the food promised to be fine. The only thing lacking, in fact,! ; was a baseball diamond upon which the Stars could practice. As a result, the Stars, after taking one peek at the setup, are turning right around and heading for Santa Barbara, there to get ready for the season's opener with Seattle, March 30. XO DIAMOND The home folks at Lake Elsi nore this winter built a new baseball field for the Hollywood baseballers' training season an tics. They carved part of it out of a hillside and the dirt thus obtained was leveled off as part of the new field. As a result half the diamond is hard and the remainder, as tinea lana, is soft. Manager Bill Sweeney, visualizing shin splints and Charley horses as a result of his men running from the dif ferent grounds in one sprint, de cided at once that conditions were impossible under which to train and communicated with Santa Barbara. SWEENEY EXPLAINS "It's unfortunate," he announced, "that we have to change our plans at the last moment, but there is nothing else to do. The players would yell their heads off trying to get in shape on this field and no one could blame them. A baseball Sam Snead Leads Western Open as Byron Nelson Withdraws HOUSTON (Tex.) Feb. 19. (JP) While the National Open, champion quit in disgust, Sammy Snead, the young West Virginia slammer,' punctured par to take the second-round lead in the Western Open golf tournament today. One of five men who came below par '71, Snead blew around the River Oaks course in 34-34 68. He combined that with his 75 of yesterday for a 143 two- day total Slippery greens handicapped the players and Byron Nelson, the national champion and defending titleholder,. gave up when he missed a two-foot putt on No. 10. i "I've missed 12 putts that I! i should have made in the last 28 i I holes," he groaned. ! He had turned the first nine. in 40, and probably could not ; have qualified for tomorrow's rounds. Alone In second place was Clayton Heafner, Linville. N.C, A smooth 36-36 72 gave him a two-day total of 111. Three men were tied for third rookies staged a workout. Ttmci pnoios dt Mtunce Terrell player's legs are his stock in trade and they must be cared for in every way." Twenty-one Stars met Manager Sweeney and Coach Glenn Wright at Elsinore and will head with them for Santa Barbara. Those reporting were: Pitchers Bittner, Toast, Moncrief, Osborne, Smith, Barisoff, Phillips, Meek, Marrid, Lambert, Kanogy, Ragghiot; Catchers Brenzel, Dapper, House, Reagan, Cheek and Rowdcn; Infielders Hoover and Wolin and Outfielder Babe Herman, who is also assisting Wright and Sweeney. SIX STARS MISSING Somewhere in the surrounding country and certainly not where they were supposed to be, six Stars stayed among the missing at. a late hour . last evening. Scheduled to report with the other pitchers, Ardizoia, Bethorn, Andrews, Gay, McClure and Mc-Gahan simply did not show up. If any of them can't read or fail to purchase newspapers, they'll trek to Lake Elsinore solely for the trip because orders are now changed for them to report , to Santa Barbara. At Ontario the Los Angeles pitchers and catchers reporting to Jigger Statz and Coaches Carl Reynolds, Dutch Ruether and Carl Dittmar (the latter man-Turn to Page 10, Column 2 place at 115 Ralph Guldahl of Dallas, who won the title three years in a row before Nelson won it six months ago; Jack Grout, Mamaroneck, N.Y., and Harold (Jug) McSpaden,' Winchester (Mass.) pro, who won the Houston Open over the same layout last year. The 50 low pros anfl ties and the 22 low amateurs and ties qualified for the 36-hole final day's play tomorrow for the $5000 and prizes. First place is worth $1000. The leading scorers and two-day totals: , Sam Snead. White Sulphur Springs. W.Vi . M- 141 Clayton Heafner. LInillt, N.C. T2-72 144 Ralph Guldahl. Dallas .... "!R-S9 14S Jark Grout. Mamamneck. N Y. 75-70145 Harold McSpaden Winchester, Msm. 74-71145 tloyd Mananim, Chiceeo 75-71 Jimmr Drmarft, Houston 72.74 14S Tony Prnna. Dayton. O.- ... 74-71 14S Lfjiiard IKo.on, Kansas Ci'y 78-68 146 Stephen Warga Jr .. New York Citr 75-72147 Ray Mnrnm, Oakmont. Pa. , 76-71147 Paul Runyan, White Flams. NT Ben Hoean. Purchase. NY. Cralj Wood. Mamaroneck. N.Y. Leland Gibson. Kan City... Ralph Williamion, Ft. Wtyne, Ind.' Hick Met. Chicaao JimrriT Hine, Lakevtli N.Y... 75- 72147 76- 71 HT 71- 75147 75-71 148 72--7S 148 7S-70148. 4-7 141 Chanea Farlow. Burlinalon. N C. 78-71 lit Lvn Utile. Breuon Wood, N H 77-73 14

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