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VJ PAGE FOURTEEN SAN BERNARDINO DAILY SUN. TUESDAY, MAKCH 27, 1934 Gi'anfs Making Questionable Showing During Spring Training CRITICS NOTE POOR SHOWING INBALLGAMES New Yorkers Lower Confidence Of Experts by Mediocre Results in Camp By JACK CUDDY (United Press Correspondent) NEW YORK, March 26. The world champion New York Giants within the past week have become the question mark of the major leagues. This is somewhat heartening he-cause just a year ago Bill Terry's outfit was not even a question mark. It was just a puny little punctuation, like a comma, that the writers could insert at will into any desired niche in the National league's second division. At this time in 1933 the Giants were training at Los Angeles, and war correspondents with them were eo disgusted at the pathetic performances of the "hitless wonders' that some of them actually asked their offices to transfer them to a club that might be going somewhere. ANOTHER STORY Again some of the camp followers of the New Yorkers, down at Miami this season, are beginning to send tear drops trickling over the wires in reporting the misdeeds of the Terrymen. However, their stories generally are tempered with caution. The writing boys cannot forget the trouncing the Giants gave their predictions In 1933 by smashing through to tne worm championship. However, the general confidence of experts and fans in the champions has been dissipated recently. When the Giants started training on March 1, the baseball world was supremely confident that they would repeat for the pennant, at least But their record of eight defeats against seven victories in training, and their crowning ignominy of losing a five-game series to the St. Louis Browns -sapped this reassurance. LOSING FAVOR The baseball selectors have not started their predictions yet, but it's a safe bet that not more than three out of 10 will pick the Giants to repeat for the National flag. Manager Terry no longer seems certain that his team will drive through to another championship. He admitted this over the week-end when he traded his regular center-fielder, Georg Davis, to th Cards exceue'ntd'f ense-en but batted only .258 in 1933. Watkins out-hit Davis by 20 points. This trade was taken as a tip off that Terry believes the livelier baseball will make a difference to his Giants and that they can not remain "hitless wonders" and win over such clubs as the Cards, Cubs and Pirates. Virtually all correspondents with the Giants have emphasized the fact that the men are like wornout garters their snap is gone. They believe too much work under Miami's blazing sun has' left them lethargic. In this instance, It is recalled that the Dodgers trained at Miami In 1933 and wound up the most disappointing club in the majors. When the Dodgers shifted to Orlando this year, President Mc-Keever of the Brooklyn aggregation was frank In blaming Miami's warm climate for part of the Dodg- ers' misfortunes. However, the game was excellent. He missed a Giants may step out and prove j one-footer on the first hole and that Miami had nothing to do with ; finished with a sub-par 70. the Brooklyn debacle. , Smith, fresh from his victory in Meanwhile baseball followers ( the Augusta Masters tourna-throughout the country are waiting j ment, again stepped ahead of Jones, eagerly for the championship sea- j son to open; waiting to see just j how the Giants will fare under the 1 regime of the lively ball. Umpires Named for American Association CHICAGO, March 26. President T. J. Hickey of the American Association today announced the league's staff of umplree for the coming season as follows: Larry Goetz, George Johnson, C. E. Johnston. W. T. Clayton, E. J. McLaughlin, Tom P. Dunn, Pat Donahue, and Chester Swanson, The two new regulars are Dona hue, who has spent six years In the western league, and Swanson, extra man In the association for the past two years. I - Dutch Clark Resigns r f 1 lOSltlOn aS COOTCl ?ux,, -March26Earl! seven of the 10 rounds, Wallace N, Y.; Philadelphia, Huntingdon (Dutch) Clark announced his resig- gald he was going to try his Uck Valley C. C, Abington, Pa.; Rich-nation as director of athletics at I in San Francisco "because there Imond, Lakeside C. C, Richmond; the Colorado School of Mines to-; doesn.t seem to be anything I can 'Atlanta, Atlanta A. C. (East Lake da5'- 'do in Hollywood to win a fight." course), Atlanta; Dallas, Brook Hol- Clark, a former all-American col-' Wallace has offers to box Fred- j low C. C, Dallas; Pittsburgh, Fox kgiate and professional quarter- die Miller on Kentucky derby day Chapel G. C-, Aspinwall, Pa.; Cleve-back. Intends to return to profes-j jn Louisville and a return match land, Shaker Heights C. C, Cleve-sional football; He will go to Mich-: With Kid Chocolate in Cleveland land; Detroit, Meadowbrook C. C, ipnn In September. 'April 17. He probably will accept N'orthville, Mich.; Chicago, Olympia Clark will rejoin the Portsmouth, the Chocolate match. ; Fields C. C, Olympia Fields, 111.; Ohio, club, whose franchise has i In his first fight with Hansford Minneapolis, Interlachen C. C, been transferred to Detroit ihere, Wallace was dropped In one , Minneapolis; St. Louis, Westwood Clark played with Portsmouth In round but went on to get the palm ; C. C, St. Louis; Kansas City, Oak-1931 and 1932. I in nine rounds and was handed a wood G. & C. C, Kansas City; Den- ; I draw. Last Friday he knocked ver, Cherry Hills C-C, Denver; Los LA BAR BA'S KIN Hansford down for a nine count j Angeles, Fox Hills G. C, Culver LOS ANGELES, March 26 Mrs. in tne fourth and was credited with City; San Francisco, California G. Rosa La Barba, sister-in-law of Ff-:an edge in seven rounds but Hans- ,C. of San Francisco; Portland, Ore., La Baiba, boxer, today was sen-1 ford was awarded the nod. Waverley C. C, Portland; Omaha, fenced to serve 60 days in the coun-j Wallace holds a decision over Omaha Field C. C, Omaha; Day-ty jail for driving an automobile Klick, which he scored three weeks ton, Miami Valley G. C, Dayton; while Intoxicated. Superior Judge after Klick knocked out Kid Choco- Buffalo, C. C. of Buffalo; Nashville, R. S. Schmidt sentenced her to a late. Klick held Barney Ross, light-i Belle Meade C. C, Nashville; Okla-ypr In jail but granted probation weight champion, to a draw in San 1 homa City, Oklahoma City G. & on condition she serve 60 days. Francisco recently. 'C. C. Miracles of WPS? .JSr- WALTER fS GREATEST JUMPER tfCr kJL "ALL TiME " GEORGE WRIGHT. BASEBALL STAR YEAR 5 AGO AT 77 WAS PLAYING GOLF IN THE LATE SEVEKntS WITH A SET OF CLUBS HE'D USED OVER. 30 YEARS. JONES AGAIN GOLF VICTIM ! Bobby Pairs With Horton Smith To Lose Exhibition Match With Dudley! Dawson (By United Press) PINEHURST, N. C, March 26. E..th Bobby Jones and Horton Smith lost today as Johnny Dawson, western amateur, scored a hole-in-one for a low card of 68 in ! an exhibition engagement with Jones, Smith aad Ed Dudley in the first public match with the new golf ball, treated with a "shot In the arm." The players found the new ball carried farther in long shots. Dawson made his ace on the seventh green before 500 spectators. Jones continued having trouble with his putter, although his long scoring 69. Dudley had a card of 74. The new ball, approved by the u. S. G. A., was a lively performer, ! Jones said. A hypodermic injection steps up the internal pressure of the tough I cover ball as much as 800 pounds per square Inch, giving It the distance of a soft cover tournament ball. Wallace Matched To Fight Klick (By United Press) LOS ANGELES, March J8. Frankie Wallace, featherweight campaigner from Cleveland, who dropped a much-mooted decision to Georgie Hansford at Hollywood Frl- j I day night, was matched tentatively (tonight with Frankie Klick in San Francisco April 9. i Incensed over loss of the decision 'ftt. Bnnritinr m npu'unancf in Sports 1 MARTY CLEARED TWE GREAT HEIGHT OF fcFT.glN. INDOORS, BEATlhG BOTH INDOOQAHD OUTDOOR WORLD'S RECORDS! NEW YORK. FEB. 17, "M- Stoefen to Seek Davis Squad Place (By United Press) PINEHURST, N. C, March 26. Lester Stoefen, California giant who won the national indoor tennis championship, will try out for the Davis cup team in its trial matches during the North-South tennis championship starting here April 3, it was announced today. The tourney takes on added importance because Frank Shields, ranked No. 1 nationally, and Gregory Mangin, whom Stoefen defeated in the national final, will enter. Other entries have been received from George M. Lott and Bryan Grant. NATIONAL OPEN PROGRAM TOLD Fox Hills Course to Be Scene Of Southern California Qualifying Rounds (By United Press) NEW YORK, March 26 The program for the thirty-eighth competition for the United States open golf championship was announced tonight. Sectional qualifying rounds will be played on 22 courses in as many cities, May 14, and the tourney proper will be held at the Marion Cricket club, Philadelphia, June 7, 8, 9. Members of the American Walker cup team, and the low 32 players and ties in the 1933 champion- sh'P wi1' De exempt from the quail- fying round. The sectional districts and courses: Boston, Worcester, C. C, Worcester, Mass.; New York, Winded Font C C. MflmsrnnprV pflp By Robert Edgren HIGH PRICED SMALL FIGHT Whcnlcrrxmy Bums K.O.d Gunner Mcr of England in the National S?ortiro Club ot London, 1907, AMERICANS paid as much as $ 50.50 each farther seats. MRS. MOODY TO RESUMETENNIS Retiring President of State Net Association Reveals Plans for Comeback (By Associated Press) PASADENA, March 26. Mrs. Helen Wills Moody, former women's singles tennis champion, expects to play in practice games about May 1, Roscoe W. Maples, San Francisco, retiring president of the California Tennis association, said today. "Then the net critics will get a chance to see what chance she has of returning to competition this year," he said. Maples said the association had fared well In 1933, both financially and in competition, California women tennis players ranking first, second and third In the nation, while four men were included in the national listing. Gerald C. Young, Los Angeles, president of the Southern California Tennis association for the past two years, was named president of the state organization yes-teiday. Edward G. Chandler, San Francisco, was elected vice-president, and William M. Henry, treasurer. Perry T. Jones was reelected assistant treasurer and secretary. SAN FRANCISCO, March 26. Mrs. Helen Wills Moody, former women's singles tennis champion, could not be reached here for comment concerning the announcement in Pasadena by Roscoe W. Maples that she expects to resume tennis practice about May 1. Coach Warner Sure ' Of Strong Grid Team (By Associated Press) PALO ALTO, March 26. A strong football squad is the prospect for Temple university next fall, Glenn S. "Pop" Warner observed today as he made ready to leave the Stanford university campus Tuesday for Philadelphia. Warner, coach at Stanford for nine years before going to Temple last year, said he plans to start spring football practice April 4, the same day that Tiny Thornhlll, his successor here, opens the spring workouts for the Stanford squad. Chuck Winterburn, backfield coach at Temple, will accompany Warner East. Mrs. Warner will remain here. Toronto Maple Leafs In Hockey Play-Off s (By United Prenfl) DETROIT, March 26.-The Toronto Maple Leafs remained in the Stanley cup playoffs in the national hockey league here tonight by defeating the Detroit Red Wings, 3-1. The Wings won the two previous games in the playoff between the two teams, Detroit winner in the American division, and Toronto, head of the International division. CHICAGO CUBS DRUB SERAPHS, BENEFIT GAME Chuck Klein's Potent Bat Aids In 11-5 Victory; Proceeds To Aid High Schools (By Associated Press) LOS ANGELES, March 26.-Chl-cago's Cubs trounced the Los Angeles Coast leaguers 11 to 5 in a free-hitting contest at Wrigley field here today. The Cubs shoved across six runs, enough to win, in the first four innings, but added five more in the last four frames. Jim Oglesby hit a home run for the Angels, while Chuck Klein and Catcher Goebel led the Cub attack, each with three safeties In five tries. Proceeds of the game went to purchase baseball equipment for Los Angeles high schools and a large crowd of students witnessed the game. Chicago Cubs. . 302 101 11211 16 2 Los Angeles... 001 110 100 5 15 3 Root, Nelson and Goebel; J. Campbell, Meola, Garland and W. Campbell. SANTA BARBARA, March 26 Four rookie pitchers were released by Manager George Burns of the Seattle Indians after a secret training session here today. They were Walter Kaufman, Long Beach; Luther Hake, San Diego; Ray Lundberg, Everett, Wash., and Vern Votaw, Tacoma. Imposing Squad As Helpers for Coach Friedman NEW YORK, March 26. An imposing squad of assistants was named today for Benny Friedman, former University of Michigan al-America quarterback and new head football coach of the College of the City of New York. Friedman's chief assistant will be Paul Riblett, formerly a star end at Penn, as varsity end coach. Saul Mielziner, former Carnegie Tech star, and later a professional player with the New York Giants, will be varsity line coach and head coach of the freshmen. Dr. Joe Alexander, an all-America player at Syracuse in 1918 and 1919, will coach the centers. Mike McHalzke, Penn State star of 1923, 1924 and 1925, and now a professional with the Green Bay Packers, will coach the line and will be the scout. Leon R. Miller, a Cherokee Indian star from Carlisle, will be assistant freshman coach. 4 Wrestling Results At New York Broadway arena Vanka Zelezniak, Russia, threw Irving, Halpern, N. Y.; Maurice La Chappelle, France, threw Lucian Chimiletzke, Poland; Johnny Carlin, Sweden (drew) Tony Morelli, Italy; Bull Komar, Lithuania (drew) Lilo Nardi, Italy; Jack Bloomfield, Conn., threw Louis Guyrsczak, Hungary; Frank Light, Ind., (drew) John Grandovltch, Poland. At New York 71st Armory Jim McMillen, 111,, threw Hans Kam-pfer, Germany, Dick Shikat, Germany (drew) Rudy Dusek, Omaha; Sandor Szabo, Hungary, threw Walter Podolak, Poland; Ed "Strangler" Lewis. Cal.. threw George Calza, Italy; Abe Coleman, Los Angeles, threw Tony Collsano, Italy; Bill Hoollhan, Conn., declaioned Jack McArthur, Texas. PREPARE FOR TROY SAN FRANCISCO, March 26. University of San Francisco's track and field men rested today before bearing down in preparation for their meet at Los Angeles next Saturday with Univerlsty of Southern California. The Dons defeated the Olympic club 69 to 44 in a dual meet here Sunday in which Les Wisler, sprint ace, won the 100 yard dash in 9.9 and the 220 in :21.9. Baer Worries Over Complexion as He Starts Training at Lake Tahoe By GALE D. WALLACE (United Press Correspondent) LAKE TAHOE, March 26. Max Baer, the contender for the world's heavyweight boxing title, started training here today more worried over his complexion than the formidable Primo Camera. "You don't want me anemic?" the curly haired Livermore butcher boy asked Ancll Hoffman, his manager. Baer wanted a sun tan and he inisisted among other things in arguments with Hoffman, that he wanted to go to the seashore with its ever-present bevy of bathing beatuies, to sun bathe with ease. Hoffman, however, had other Ideas. He thought Baer would do just as well here. In fact, some of the accompanying sports writers found their cheeks stinging with a ruddy sunburn. In Faster vjAl(S MlTTAlS- V pue PbR. a Rise AsMrrrAis- is one For a rise Ae BAttep.au "0 '3t( J-7MJ -dl.AAJD .39 -: Training Camps :- (By Associated Press) BRADENTON, Fla March 26. Alto Benton, Connie Mack's recruit from Oklahoma City, pitched nine innings for the Athletics here this afternoon, scattered six St. Louis Cardinal hits over as many frames and accounted for a 4 to 2 defeat of the Red Birds. It was the Cardinals fourth defeat in nine big league games. Score: Philadelphia ... 010 102 0004 9 0 St. Louis 100 100 0002 6 3 FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 26. Manager Rogers Hornsby, going in at first base in the fifth inning, conducted his new St. Louis Browns to vistory over the Buffalo Bisons here this afternoon, 8 to 7, in an 11-lnning contest. The minors were leading into the ninth inning when Campbell, pinch hitting for Pitcher Hank MacDon-ald, put the ball out of the park to tie the score. Clark put the game on ice with an eleventh inning homer. Still another homer was marked up in the seventh by Pep per. Bison moundsmen held Hornsby hitless. WINTER HAVEN, Fla., March 26. A batting bombardment by a determined set of Cincinnati Reds wound up an overtime encounter with the Phillies today by pushing across three runs in the tenth inning for a 12 to 9 win. The Reds connected for 19 safeties while the Phils were touching Don Brennan, former Yank twirler, and Stout for 16 safe hits. Neither Collins, Holley nor GrabowskI was able to hold the Reds In check. Score: Cincinnati . . 101 003 031 312 19 2 Philadelphia. 000 330 021 0 9 16 3 Brennan, Stout and Lombard!; Collins, Holley, GrabowskI and Todd. MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 26. The world champion New York Giants took a well-earned rest today from their heavy exhibition schedule which already has left some of the players a trifle Jaded. So far the champions have been unimpressive but Bill Terry has been astonished, as well as pleased, by the sensational comeback of Travis Jackson. The veteran shortstop, fully recovered from the knee injuries which have handicapped A special feature about the training camp was the scarcity of charming feminine attractions which hithertofore have been regular camp followers with the Baer entourage. In fact, there are. no night clubs or motion picture shows here. Baer, who fights Primo of New York for the title, wanted to take things easy first day in camp. Instead he found himself shoveling snow, chopping down a tree, and wrestling with a pair of skiis entwined about his neck In an unsuccessful attempt to master that sport. He has bad frequent arguments with Hoffman over smoking, choice of training camp and other assorted subjects. Hoffman hopes to persuade him to quit cigarettes and to remain here a full two weeks before entraining for the East to begin serious training. Company JeteMti our flaoeft Tossep w For Good AteAsoRe m a fRADB WlTM OAJC7AJAATT WHO PIRATES him in recent years, has crowded Blondy Ryan out of the regular infield. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Marsh 26. A holiday from the exhibition game grind gave the New York Yankees a chance to sharpen up their batting eyes in a two-hour drill today and Joe McCarthy an opportunity to ponder the possibility of a trade. Joe is looking for another ex perienced pitcher and probably would be willing to part with Short stop Lyn Lary and Outfielder Myril Hoag if he could find some one willing to tal kterms. . French Champ Takes Another Fistic Diadem (Bv United Press) PARIS, March 26 Marcel Thll, of France, claimant of the world middleweight championship, added another victory to Wis boxing bonnet tonight when he wrested the European light heavyweight title from Martinez De Alfara, of Spain. Their bout at the Palais Des Sports was stopped in the thirteenth round. The Spaniard was disqualified for low blows and illegal tactics. They were scheduled for 15 rounds. Alfara opened up fast and won the the first three rounds. After that Thil's smashing attack to the body slowed up the Spaniard and Thil came on to win the rest of the rounds. Ross Ends Training For Bout With Pacho (By Associated Press) LOS ANGELES, March 26. Barney Ross, world's lightweight and junior welterweight champion, ended preparations for his 10 round bout with Bobby Pacho here tomorrow night with a light warmup drill today. Pacho, former state lightweight champion, was quoted on the short end of 10 to 6 odds, with the possibility that Boss would be a 2 to 1 favorite at ringside for the defense of his synthetio Junior welterweight crown. Max also grumbled over the lack of hot water. "I can't shave as well with cold water," he complained. With his 256-pound brother, Buddy, who is only 18, Baer spent most of the day acting like a kid on vacation. The huskies pummeled each other and visitors. During his stay Max will be put through an extensive series of hikes to strengthen his legs and develop his wind, snow shoveling to harden his arm muscles and rowing. He rowed today amid a splashing of oars that sent the cold water of Lake Tahoe over other occupants of the tiny boat. Trainer Mike Cantwell said he hoped this preliminary conditioning will overcome the stalesncss of the past year during which Maxie occupied himself in Broadway night clubs and motion pictures. Baer weighed 220 pounds. He hopes to scale down to 208. PRIMA DONNAS MISSING FROM TRKLINEUP Ferrell in Line for Trade as Next Move in Cleveland's War Against Temper By RALPH WHEATLEY (Associated Press Writer) NEW ORLEANS. March 26. Th Cleveland Indians may not close the current season any hieher on the standings register than last year, but it will have its roster free of temperamental ball players. A hard-boiled attitude has been adopted .by the Indian's management toward players who hav shown signs of suffering from a prima donna complex. They want capable ball players, but are willing , to sacrifice talent if it is marred hv temperament that reduced the morale or the club. MAY TRADE FERRELL To clear this difficulty which tho : powers that be believed was more responsible for the poor showing of the Indians than the lack of ability. ; Cleveland went into the trading , arena ana let some of the stars go for cooler headed players who fit , better in the club's organization. i The club now is ready to talk i trade for its holdout Ditcher. Wes ley Ferrell, who has refused to j come into the spring- trainin? eamn , because of dissatisfaction over hig ' contract. Ferrell is regarded by club officials as a good nitcher hut a hard player to handle. They would like to trade Ferrell for a first class second baseman, who is needed to conmlete thin year's line-up. So far none of the candidates has handled second bas to the satisfaction of the team pilots, and Buddy Mver. of th wasmngton Senators, is beirt,.: looked upon with a covetous eye. TRADE POSSIBILITY The Senators could use a good pitcher and with young Travis coming to brilliant form as an inflelder, such a trade is not beyond the realm of possibility. If Walter Johnson could fill the second base hole his major worry would be over. He has not given, up hope on Louis Berger, who came up from the New Orleans Pelicans. Berger's work on the sack has been excellent, but his hitting has been woefully low. William Knicker-bocker, who was nut out of nlav hv a serious spike wound last year, J aiso is oemg worked at second base along with the hard sluceine Odel Hale, who would like to go back to I ms old Job on third. PITCHING BETTER The pitching situation annpars to be better this year than last, de spite the holdout of Ferrell who until last year's slump was the In dian s star moundsman. Johnson feels the presence of Lloyd Brown, who came from the Boston Red Sox in the Cissell trade, more than makes up for Ferrell's absence since It gives Cleveland Its first seasoned left-handed pitcher in four years. Roger Peckinpaugh. who niloted the Indians until Johnson took the helm, used to moan for ' a s-ond southpaw, but none was forthcoming until Brown came to town. His work in spring practice has gWven Johnson high hopes. With these exceptions the Indians will present the same team that closed last season. Thev will havi the advantage of being a more or less clear of tempeijimental players and should settle down to a hard working crew that can present t solid front of team play. "That's all that is needed." sav Johnson. HORSE RACING , INVESTIGATED1 i Commission Holds Conference to Determine Irregularities In Pari-Mutuels MIAMI, Fla., March 26. Benin" closed doors the state racing commission today heard detailed testl mony of alleged Irregularities ir the parl-mutuel department at Tropical park here where the last week of thoroughbred horse racing in Florida this winter Is being held. Nearly two score of witnesses Were Summoned hpfnrn fho Jlnm-inir at which commission members sale 5 they would "go to the bottom" of an alleged conspiracy they declared was designed to defraud the betting public out of thousands of dollars. Included among the witnesses were employes in the mutuel department and a number of commission officials. Walter H. Donovan, secretary of the race governing body, said details of the alleged conspiracy would not be made public pending the outcome of the hearing. Donovan said the permanent barring from all Florida tracks would be the maximum penalty the commission could Impose on any person found guilty of participating lithe alleged conspiracy. JOINS GRID PROS MEDFORD, Ore., March 26.-Ber-nie Hughes, for three years a star center on the University of Oregon football teams, said today he hat signed a contract to play profe: sional football this fall with th Chicago Cardinals. He will repoi Ji Sept. 1. , (7

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