The Birmingham News from Birmingham, Alabama on March 7, 1937 · 33
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SUNDAY, MARCH 7 , 1937 THE BIRMINGHAM NEW S A G E - HERALD The South's Greatest Newspaper SEVEN State High School Cage Meet Opens Friday t Dewey Byrd Gives Up Baseball For Position 4s Pro Linksman Representatives From Eight Districts Match Power In Prep Carnival BY ED GIBBONS UNIVERSITY, Ala The University of Alabama will act as host for the seventeenth annual state high school basket ball tournament which gets under way at the university gym Friday morning. Approximately 150 players represent-1 ing 16 schools from the eight state districts are expected to compete in the tourney. Sardis, from the sixth district, won the championship last year, but having already been eliminated in a preliminary game within its district, will not return to defend the crown. The full list of entrants is as yet unknown. Phillips and Woodlawn, the best! in the fifth district, are conceded I fine chances of romping off with the state title. Coach Paul Burnum, freshman athletic head at Alabama, is in charge-of the plans for the tournament, which includes taking care of the plgyers as well as the actual details connected with staging the event. Drawings will be made Thursday, with play starting at 9 Friday morning. Quarter-finals will be played on Friday night, the semifinals Saturday afternoon and the championship game Saturday night. To the winner of the title goes a trophy donated by the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Tuscaloosa. Coach Burnum estimated that more than 500 visitors from all over the state will attend the two-day tournament and that space in the ; university gym will be at a premium when the opening whistle blows. Mt. Olive Faces Resettlement In Playoff Series Mount Olive and Resettlement, the only undefeated teams in the City League playoff, will meet at Wh-lowwood gym Monday . night. Red Diamond, another strong team, will play T C. L, and Highland Will tackle West End. The teams are playing a two-loss-nd-out series. Radans and Willow-wood have already been eliminated from the bracket. The standings: W. Stephenson Plans To Step Up Work At Pensacola, Starting Monday Dusting 'Em Off BY ZPP NEWMAN r T NIVERSITY, Ala. Frank Thomas can use the names of eight II players to fill out Alabamas opening game lineup for the Howard game. Frank Thomas thinks he knows the names of three players, who will start. However, he isnt so sure. The boys have Frank Thomas in a dither alter five weeks of Spring 1 raining. He usually is pretty w-ell satisfied as to his opening lineup about this time. The uncertainty of who will man the eleven positions as first stringers explains why there is so much interest and hard popping in every practice. Alabama has as much drive and fire now' as four weeks ago. Its amazing how the players can keep up so much interest in their training. It is a cinch they have had a varied and interesting program of work. The work has been something more than fundamentals. There was a rugged scrimmage Saturday afternoon. Thomas kept his teams too mixed up to tell how he would line up eleven against, say Tennessee, Tulano or Georgia Tech. It has been the same all Spring. He has tried out about every combination of linemen and backs possible. The going was tough and rugged Saturday. It will be tougher New Baron Topped N. Y. Penn. First-Sackers In Fielding Two Years ZPP NEWMAN Sports Editor JERRY BRYAN and JACK HOUSE Assistant Sports Editors BAKER Auditorium Manager Trying To Get S.E.C. Cage Meet For Next Year PENSACOLA. Fla A dozen oldsters and rookies of the Burning- ; ham Barons' brigade have reported here for limbering up exercises in ; preparation for their Southern League pennant quest. Manager Riggs Stephenson, for-mer University of Alabama sports 1 luminary and big league baseball star, put them through light calis- next Saturday when Capt. Leroy Monsky and Alternate Capt. Joe thenics, running, fungo batting and Kilgrow throw their picked squads together for a regulation game, pepper ball, but said it would be The losers will not only have to furnish the essentials for a big Monday or Tuesday beforethe bust- barbecue, but serve the barbecue. There will be a toss of a coin. Then Monsky and Kilgrow will start choosing their teams by positions, alternating until they have picked at least 25 players. The game will be played in Denny Stadium and should attract about 5,000 fans. Alabama will be able, rugged and willing next Fall. The Crimsons will not have the team speed nor the experience of the undefeated 1930 squad. No squad in Spring training under Thomas has shown a finer competitive spirit than this "leggv" squad now at work. It should be a good team next Fall and probably a great team in 1938. Alabama should have good end play. A year ago there wasnt an end with any varsity experience. Hal Drew- came up with a fine pair of wingmen in Perron Shoemaker and Tut Warren. There are six pretty fair end prospects ready for play. Ox Davis has stepped out in Spring training. He may be in there as a starter. Haygood Sanford, a junior college player, looks exceo- ness of unkinking pitching arms would be attempted. George Darrow, ace hurler. was the only last-year man not to appear. Stephenson said he was detained by business and would not j report until regular practice opens in Birmingham about March 15. The veteran W. A. (Cy) Moore, recently acquired from Little Rock, and Ralph Braun, farmed out last year to the Savannah team of the Southeastern League, worked out intensively on Legion Field here. Braun, a promising youngster, led ; the Southeastern in strikeouts last year. Kinner Graf, Sioux City pitcher, also promises to make a good fight for a regular berth in the Baron lineup. Barnes Smith, southpaw, farmed out to Enterprise last season, also looks good. Others who reported are Arthur Jones, righthander: Milton McDou-! gal, catcher: Charley George, left-i hander; Bobby Coombs, right-hander; Morris Pickens, right-hander, from the Savannah farm; Hugh Casey, property of the Chicago Cubs; John Hutchings, right-hander from the Portsmouth club of the Piedmont League, and Alvin Tennant. catcher, from Enterprise With Stephenson and Pop Kitchens, former Birmingham scout and manager of Pensacola's Southeastern entry this season, and Bill Pierre, also a Baron scout. Pierre will leave here before the others to start training the 15 or more rookies expected to appear in the Birmingham camp about March 10. Stephenson will remain here until March 15. BOXING From Sullivan To Tunney Dempsey Almost Wins Crown Again DEWEY BYRD GENE TUNNEY V. JACK DEMPSEY Bout No. 17 Ep. 6 (Into Round 5 of the Tunney-Demp-ey battle at Chicago as our reporter brings you the story as he sees it, direct from Soldiers Field. Turn back the calendar to Sept. 22, 1027, and read as of that day.) Round 5- Tunney comes up determined Sam Dewey Byrd, champion golfer of professional baseball, has 53? toa?he Tie fT'IueminhedP"Iwna loot) definitely given up the diamond for the links Returning fro BUMS H."dSS t8.Ss! I Augusta, Ga., where he conferred with Ld Dudley, professional at ! Dempsey retaliates with a pood hard left ; the Augusta National (Bobby Jones) course, Byrd announced Sat-Jjgggr Monday at WMIowwood Gym , urdav that he was retiring from baseball to be associated with hard len to Dempseys face. Dempsey tears Resettlement vs. Mt. Olive, 7:30 ' Dudley who also is professional ; . . T wited"at" Aul omViSS. : pm at the Philadelphia Country Cluo. I Pro,ea 1S not invlte 31 Au in the eentei ain. Tunney jabs Jacks ; Red Diamond vs. T. C. I., 8:15 p.m. Byrds duties probably will be in P8- 4W , . , ' M - 1 connection with operation of one FoJ Jhe ? r four years, j Tunney drl'? T. C. 1 1 Southside Baptist . . 1 West Eni 0 RadaZH Xm Willowwood 0 tionally good. He weighs 204 pounds and can really get around. Then there is Moncer Young, Harold Newman, Gene Gregory. Gene Blackwell and Frederick Anderson. The Crimsons should have pretty fair end play for the next three years out of this squad. The Crimsons can hardly hope to have as much speed at the tackles as Biff Lyons and Bill Young furnished last Fall. They were probably the fastest pair of tackles in the conference. Jim Ryba is the only experienced tackle on the squad. Jim Tipton, who played end last year, has been shifted to a tackle and has looked great. It looks as if the coaches have found the right spot for Tipton. Dutch King, a reserve, and Olen Belcher, a red shirt, have been going good. There are two big. rugged tackles up from the freshman squad in Walter Merrill and Bobby Woods, a pair of 220 pounders. With a little more speed they wdll be tough to handle. Both like to mix it. s Alabama will have a pair of clever guards in Leroy Monsky and Lewis Bostick. Jake Redden, a 1936 tackle, has been switched to a guard. He must come through along with Grover Harkins, Joe Shepherd. Jesse Foshee, George King and Cullen Suggs. The Crimsons will not be as well heeled in guard power as last year. $ Ponlorc Jack Machtolff, who subbed for Lamar Moye. a Venierb very fine center, is the leading candidate for the pivot position. He lacks the experience Moye had at this time last year. Carey Cox, a 185-pounder and a red shirt last year, is pushing Machtolff. Rufe McGehee, up from the yearlings, has the size for a good center. He is the heaviest of the three centers by 11 good pounds. It will take a great deal of improvement for Alabama to have anything like the fine play at center the Crimson Tide has enjoyed for the past decade. No school has had a finer run of good centers over a period of 13 years than Alabama. :S Tommy always comes up with IT Quarterbacking pretty fair blocking back for the quarterback position. And probably he should have more blocking from the quarterback position this Fall than last with Vie Bradford. Hal Hughes, Henry Cochrane and the underslung Herman Wicke to furnish said blocking. Bradford, one of the great all-around athletes in school is being tried at both quarterback and fullback. He hasnt seen much heavy action because of a knee injury. He will undergo an operation for the removal of the mouse in his knee after school is out. Hal Hughes showed in the Georgia Tech game he could go at quarter and supply great punting. He-has looked exceptionally good in Spring training. Herman Wicke has shown fine blocking all Spring. He weighs 183 pounds and is built to uproot interference. Look for improved play in the quarterback position. There are four boys who can turn on the heat. HnlfHnpk; Klumping Joe Kilgrow at left half should be nailDULltb ont 0j gj-eat backs of the country. Hes a line competitive athlete and can drive hard. He will be one of The Birmingham Baron? invested in one of the slickest fielding first b aseman in the minor leagues when they purchased Gerald Hannahoe from Rabbit Maranvilles Elmira club of the New York-Penn circuit. Nor is there any slighting to be done with his hitting, for he has held up his end of things with the cudgel In 1935, Hannahoe handled 1,342 chances around first with just eight errors, giving him a splendid average of .994. The past season his record was almost as good for he led the N. Y.-P. first sackers with .992. His batting average of .314 was also an important factor in the second half victory of the Pioneers, and the hammered 87 runs across the plate Both the N. Y.-P. scribes and the home town fans took cognizance of Jerry's worth to the Maranville entry. for he was selected first baseman on the league all-star team by the writers and the Elmira fans singled him out and voted him the most valuable player on the club. Gerald Patrick Hannahoe was picked up by Hazleton of the N. Y.-P. loop in 1932 and sent to the Interstate League, but it disbanded shortly after its start. First Recognition The following season he joined Taunton of the New England League and won his first recognition by placing on the all-star team. Scout Hugh Duffy, of the Boston Red Sox. hailed him in and sent him to Reading to finish out the year in the N. Y.-P. circuit. That Fall he went on a barnstorming tour to Puerto Rico, and in 1934 divided his time between Reading and Wilkes-Barre. He had a poor season, blamed on the fact that he had played too much ball during the Winter. But he came back with Elmira in 1935, batted .320 and hung up his superb .994 fielding mark. Hannahoe will be 24 years old July 26. A lefthander in batting and throwing, he carries 176 pounds on a six-foot frame. Born in Reading. Pa., he attracted attention there as an athletic star. He has only one baseball position first base. An even-tempered fellow of good habits, he takes hi? baseball with a serious mien and his one point is toward the major leagues. A continuation of the brand of baseball he has been putting out should lead to his objeclive, and he is smart enough to know that his chance with the Barons is a ma-terial stepping stone. He has vowed to his friends that he will make the most of it. BY JACK HOUSE It's just like a Baker to always be cooking up something, and Johnny has on his best apron. Johnny, you know, is manager of. the Municipal Auditorium. Hes the man with the checked suit you see ' standing around like a congressman I at the wrestling matches and fights. . Johnny used to roast the roads -selling automobiles. Later he toasted a mean speech as a Home-wood politician. With the coming of the present City Commission. Johnny sizzled himself a good job by convincing the city fathers that ' they needed a man with a checked J suit to stand around their auditor hum and see that things were done j right. What Johnny is trying to cook up , now is the Southeastern Conference basket bail tournament for Birmingham. Not that it means anything to Johnny, because it doesn't, ; but. for civic purposes. Johnny is i anxious to see the S. E. C. meet, held this year in Knoxville, staged in Birminghams spacious and beau-I tiful auditorium. You know, Birmingham is an j ideal location for the tournament.' i It is centrally located, and hotel ac- FENCING MEET SET AUBURN, Ala. An interfraternity fencing tournament likely will be the next athletic meet on the Alabama Polytechnic Institute campus. If the tourney is Jtfaged, Au-burns "Greek swordsmen will inaugurate their matches on Saturday, commodations are suitable to han- die any number of teams." declared ; Manager Baker upon his : return -from New York, where he attended the national auditorium managers meeting. Offers Rent- Free "Yes, I offered the services of the I auditorium to the Southeastern Conference again this year, free of charge. I fee! that a tournament of this kind would be a civic asset j and it would bring much money into Birmingham," continued the popular manager of the auditorium. Baker has been trying to get the j S. E. C. tournament for several I years. Not many places will offer free rent for a tournament lasting several days, but so far Baker's liberal offer hasn't got a rise from the S. E. C. heads. 'Tve done ev-j erything I can to get it." commented Johnny, "and Ill keep trying," j The Southeastern Conference tournament was a huge success this; year, held at Knoxville, and Ten-,, i nessee has invited the meet to be ; held there again next year, but sev- : oral other cities are anxious to get the tourney, which proved a buga-. boo at Atlanta after years of success in the old Southern Confer-" ! ence event The tournament finally ! j got stale to Atlantans and was.. I moved elsewhere. Birmingham, a virgin tournament' spot, is an ideal city for the S. E. C, meet It would save many a milft! Tf-raitroad travel foi Mich teams alga ! Tulane, L. S. U.. Mississippi State, ' ! Florida, Mississippi. Alabama and Auburn and wouldn't be much far-: ther for such teams as Vanderbilt3 Georgia Tech. Georgia and Sewanee (if Sewanee ever gets in it). Kentucky and Tennessee, of course, would have to travel farther. March 27. The winning fraternity will be awarded a silver loving , cup. 39 Castleberry And Taylor Share Top rat5r7.7Xl. nf i Byrd has played occasionally in I wMvV7n'-n;take ttoJTSft. Vo'tEf ra i the best passers in the conference. Charley Boswell, the Ensley 2 , e, 8 , , courses ot the t0urnaments on -he Winter circuit w!?n 5 ,??, ... antelope, and Herschel Moseley, from Pine Bluff, Ark., will Philadelphia club. j in Florida. This year he was in the WSe! rierstudy for Kilgrow . j '- " i mte iuiiuwcu uy u.'c ri u use u Eyrd has written the St. Louis ! Augusta Open and in the Miami- i two. Jack learis with a card left to the j Cardinals, who currently own his Biltmore Open. His score of 300 for Vb tVo" ' dSh. " , baseball services, requesting them 72 holes i n the Miami event, while; of it, and Tunney is backing away for I to place him on the voluntarily re- well out of the money, was re-; the moment. Tunney leaps m with a Jen ! tired list. With the Cincinnati Reds garded as quite creditable. i hV left'- Im "Shi ft J Oil last year, he was sold last Fall to 0,,.a,0,a rBPPrlt hasehnll ,n the bod5- Genet lefts end rights are ri finrsVC In hfint Rochester a St Louis farm and , 1 m 'oc recen, DaseDaii fiamminK mto Jacks jaw again. Dempsey nOllUTS III kJllUUL oocnester. 8 . JjOUl.s iaim. d 1U payers championship, Byrd won by retaliates with a short left to Gene's f when he balked at retuining to the strokes with even par of 284 r,... ..... ....... ... .... minors. Byrd s contract was as- Byrd long has been rated one of Dr. W. B. Castleberry and J. K. signed to the parent club. Although t),e mPn jn g0f "0ff the tee. Tavlor tied -for high gun at the the Cardinal offered him a much xndecd.J New York sports writer. Southern Skeet Shooting Club, with better contract than Rochester had. , jn commenting on Byrds victory at 48 out of a possible 50. Both shoot- :l, wa ti somewhat under the Sarasota had the following to say: ers broke 24 in each round. J. B j stipend Byrd received the last two; wjnj Jones, prajse MuJdrow was runnerup with 47x50. years at Cincinnati. i while A. H. Payne took third place The decision to quit baseball for j When the ankees were playing with 44x50. golf is one that Byrd has been pon- ! 21 , .exltIon game m Atlanta, In the 16-yard race L. Morgan was; dering for weeks and his visit to Bobby Jones expressed a desire to high gun with 44x50 and K Tay- j Dudley, chairman of the Profes- ji au a rund with Byrd. Joe Mc- ior was ruhneruo with 41. ! sionaf Golfers Association tourna- Carthy gave permission ana Byrdiof Tunney Visitors are always welcome to i ment committee and one of the or- went out with some borrowed clubs ney mid take part in any of the shoots. i ganization s outstanding men, Placd ? course he had never t S?8aSTi?bUt nSt The score ! hrmieht culmination of negotiations 1 seen in one under par, holding Jones heavily. Jack shoots a left to the Jaw The SCOr!kn, A, so Mm SStSWjST JtoW tor a even 'What do you think of his j WJ,SnK. W. b. astlherry .. 1 month. Bvrd felt that the opportu- game. Bob was asked. Hes the on even terms. They are in a half clinch. 3 . . ...... , face, j Dempsey rushes In, only to catch two lefts j to the body. Tunney said something to the referee. Genes guard is right on his j stomach. He lights out with a left and right to the jaw. Round 6 Both men come together slug- i ging hard. They are working around each i other in the center of the ring. Tunney I drives a hard left and right to Dempseys face. And Dempsey drives a hard i right to the body. They are now' trading blows in the center of the ring. Tunney connects on the face with a short left and right. Now a left on the side of Jack s head. Jack is following Tunney. He lands i two short lefts to the body. They go , into a clinch, as Dempsey pounds the back I of Tunneys head. Jacks left finds Tun- i K- 9?y!W5' SSSUs month. Byrd felt that .the opportu- Same .- bod was asicea. nes me i nn even term,. "They t : mXS I:::::;::::::: : mlfcl? nity to begin immediately his ac-jbest man m a tee I Sf && SEP meman5i. TmuKr USm? h Payne 22x23- 4j tive golf career under such a leader Bobb replied. You really think j Dempseys face again. : Sgizgias Dudley was one that he could hes one of the best, do you? No: Round into tu rrtrK : 5s Dudley was one Frank Nabors . 20x1 9 j not pass up. P. C. Land 18x23 39 Bark To Auausta H. A Van Hala 15x15-30 oacK 10 h. wiikerson 13x1 ft -29 Byrd will go to Augusta again in Shot At 25 1 ..... J. R. Perry 15 R A Beil I line iviasiers invjiauuil luuumincm. j ., lar nritiata Hn'bc AHVmnoh Miss Edith Johnson .5 Anrii Hp will work with ! a popular private links. Altnougn :::::: BSfcU 1 3B3f2 SLUJS E ; A bmJSU, bL, mm I- B. MuMrnw IS him off the sandlots referee I finds ; Tunnev's and no damage right to Demp- not one of the bet- the verv best I dth both hands, nut unc ui ute utst, me done. Tunney shoots i man With a driver I ever saw. j sey's face. Tunney shoots a hard left to Byrd learned his golf around Dem ssey n ace. Roebuck, at which he used to caddy J. J. MaJpeli a 7xi36 ; was at Augusta last week, he bene- ; i?iu 2.? i med no little by Dudley s sugges-j tions. When Dudley closes out the Win-! ter season at Augusta early in April. The boyhood ambition of Irving : he will go to his Summer post at (Jack) Burns, new first baseman of j Philadelphia, accompanied by Byrd, the Toledo Mud Hens, was to emu- j Strictly speaking. Byrd will not late George Sisler, once the ace first- be eligible for the Masters Invita- 1925, he had pionsbip Southern Bell team of the City League. As a Baron farm hapd at Knoxville in the old South Atlantic League, Byrd made his first professional bid for notice in 1927, being bought by the New York sacker of the St. Louis Browns. I tion, having not established enough Yankees for a reported $17,500. He Burns biggest thrill came to him; of a winning record in major the day late in 1930. when he j events, but it is possible that he will was farmed to Albany of the old Eastern League one year and then donnjd the Browns uniform and be permitted to play in the event came in to Yankee Stadium in 1929 wai'.ed out to play first base in St. (should some of those invited, fail to slay through 1934 It was always Louis. While he never reached the ! attend, which usually is so. thought that only Babt Ruth s pre- neak of Sisler. he was in the majors Byrd which usually to partic-; eminence kept Byrd from becoming six years. Detroit sent him to ipate in the first Alabama OpciL a regular. Toledo the past Winter. 'here March. 30-,'tl. and may do so. Fidelity is ready With plenty of money Yes plenty of money to lend ready with a quick and courteous service. . .no red tope! and you . 6 You can easily borrow what you need with plenty of time to pay the loan back. Terms are conveniently arranged to suit your income. 90 days before anything is due here! FIDELITY LOANS and Auto Loans 2010 1st Ave. The Yankees sold Byrd to Cincini nati in 1935 and he stayed there through 1936. Batting Declines Byrds batting he always has been one of the finest outfielders in baseball gradually fell off, leading to his going to Rochester in the deal that brought Phil Weintraub, ex-Baron, back to (he majors. Malaria has beset Byrd for the last year or two a condition that personally he feels has had no little to do with his decline. Even now. he ! is taking medicine to combat it. ! "I feel much happier, now that I've finally made up my mind on a subject that has had me somewhat up it) the air for months." Byrd said. "If I could get rid of that malaria, I believe I could stay in big league baseball for some years. And I would stay in there and battle. But things being what they are, meaning principally my uncertainty over what the Cards intend. . . A)ahama at -nrp.nt iffUWin'JBSSJSsI lh tunity to get lined up with sitoh a golf leader as Dudley. , . Now he follows it up! with two mean lefts. Now a right. Dempsey retaliates with a series of terrific j rights and lefts and Tunney is down. Tun- j ney is down for the first, time in his box- Ing career. He is sniffing the resin dust as Dempsey glowers over him. Tunney is flat on his back. He sits up now rests! on one knee. The referee is repeating the ! count of the time-keeper in his ear. Tun- I ney is up. The fighting marine was up I on the count of nine through it seemed i much longer. Tunney is backing away. And Dempsey is following. Dempsey drives a long left, but does not land, i Dempsey Is following Tunney all around the ring. Tunney lands a left and right now a left on Dempseys face, but Dempsev keeps following. Tunney is out-boxing Dempsey j right now and Jacks chance seems to I have gone. Tunney tries a left hook-now right. Now Tunney tries his left and i right to Jack's face. He seems to be I in prettv good condition again. Jack is still following him, but has not shot a blow since the knockdown. Tunneys left slides over Jack's face. Jack comes in with a hard left and right to the body. Tunney stops and shoots his right over to Jack's face. Dempsey is still coming on and on after Tunney. Tunney drives his right and left and Jack is not tryitu to protect himself. He Is trying lo get Tun ney where he can hit him. Tunney shoots over a right and left, but It does not bother Dempsey. Dempacv is still following Tunney. He motions Tunney to come in and fight. Dempsev is standing in the middle of the ring. He leads a left and right to Tunney' s . ?ss dM Sam Friedman Wins land. Tunney does land with his right K-'WJXAA x A ALLAIAAL JL f f to Dempseys face and Dempsey laughs at Tunney, and motions to him to come on and fight instead of dodging awv. Jerk leaps suddenly with a right and left. Well. Dempsey had that round by a mile. There was almost a new champion, in fact, almost, but not quite. Demnsev came to life like a gold fish in salt and cltoped the drum major of pugilism for a knockdown. Tunney had the best seat ir the house, and took a lone count to figure things out from the canvas. He suggested that Jack lav down beside him so that they could talk things over. Demnaev was so tired that when Tunney got up all he could do was take a stroll In the nark. j (Continued) G. Kopler Mills, director, There are 41 playing volley ball i TIGERS MEET IOWA in the intra-mural tourneys now in AUBURN. Ala. Postal metchfs progress Twenty-seven are in ,n. with Iowa and North Dakota Agri- fraternity tourney, and 14 are in cultural College are the next on- the independent league iiagements appearing on Alabama Bowling, basketball foul shooting j Polytechnic Institute's 1937 rifle and table tennis arc to start next, team schedule. Victories were ir- , week Several hundred students! : corded by the Auburn marksmen in i are expected to take part m these j I their Iasi three postal contests. I sports. They have the ability to develop into exceptionally fine backs, on the type of Joe Riley. There are six backs running at right half. Herman Caldwell is a fine blocker and hard runner. Great things are expected of George Zivich, an eagle in an open field. Don Barbee is getting a trial to show his cleverness in running with a pigskin. He is the trickiest back on the campus and has unlimited possibilities. The kid can really shake a meaner pair of hips than Johnny Mack Brown and, if his blocking improves will give Alabama a scoring threat at right half. Buddy Beard, Bud Waites and Bill Sleni-ons are three more fine prospects. a & The Crimsons should be able to put on the pressure with Chuck Holm and this very tough and rugged Alvin Davis alternating at fullback. Both are powerful runners and like the going when it comes under pressure. Holm has looked much better this Spring than last. If he ever gets wise to his ability he will be the finest plunging fullback the South has seen in many a year. And this Davis can get in there and go like nobody's business on the offense as well as the defense. He is as tough and ready as a Riley Smith. Johnny Roberts has been switched from a halfback to a fullback role. Hes a ball of fire on the defense. Ossie Boutwell, a sophomore from Mobile, has been getting his chance against Holm and Davis. He is the type that can pop into the quick openings made for Notre Dame fullbacks in the middle of the line. a Alabama will have just as fine a passing game as last year. Joe Kilgrow, Herschel Moseley and Charley Boswell can throw the lemon. And there are four pretty fair punters for next year with Hal Hughes, the long distance kicker. $ a Alabama might miss two things that made the Crimsons a good team last year. One may be Capt. Bubber Nisbets inspirational leadership and great playing under pressure. Nisbet will go down as one of Alabamas great captains, not because of his unusual ability as a player, but because of his ability to inspire his teammates. Last year Alabama had one of the brilliant climax runners in the game in Joe Riley. He was a touchdown threat anytime he took a pass from center. Theres no back on the squad with the speed of Little Joe Riley. a We have had a highly spirited practice, said Frank Thomas. It is the first Spring 1 can remember when we missed onlv one day from practice. The greatest thing in the favor of a squad is the spirit of the players. I have never coached a team in the Spring that has shown me a finer competitive spirit. Of course those eight regular positions to be filled has made for keen rivalry and it hds me wondering about who the eleven players will be to start against Howard. the tournament, pulled the unex- pected by eliminating Freddie Haas, I Tn flrlpanc! TTnapf b . one up. Vincent D Antoni, city UI lLctlib U poO t j champion gave johnny Dawson, of Chicago, tournament favorite, a 5 and 4 defeat George Bush, defending champion, slipped off his game and Bobby Monsted, medalist, grabbed a lead that George could not over-j come. Monsted won, 4 and 3. Nelson Whitney; the veteran cam-j paigner, shot a 39-36 75 to elim- inate Gus Novotny, of Chicago, 2 ; and 1. Novotny scored 38-41 79. NEW ORLEANS UP) Two upsets attended the quarter-finals of the New' Orleans Country Club invitation tournament Saturday. Sam Friedman, "dark horse Representatives from high schools all over the county will meet at the Central Y. M. C. A. Monday night, March 15, at 7:30 o'clock for the purpose of rc -organizing the Jefferson County Prep Baseball League, according to J. M. Ward, principal of Shades Cahaba and secretary of the league. All schools interested in entering the league this season should have a representative at the meeting Interested teams should also notify Mr. Ward at Shades Cahaba in advance of the meeting. A. P. 1. RIFLEMEN SCORE AUBURN. Ala. Recent victims of , Alabama Polytechnic Institute's I rifle team are Kansas. Mississippi ' State and Louisiana State. The Au-1 burn sharpshooters defeated Kansas. 3673-3306: Mississippi State 1 3673-3558. and L. S. U.. 3673-3565 With a fine score of 380 out of a ossible 400, Raymond Strickland, irmingham, paced the Plainsmen to victory in the matches with Kansas and the two Southeastern j Conference rivals. I OBW Announces Another Great Name ARROW SHIRTS This week come in and inspect our new spring showing... of the Arrow shirts. 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