Johnson City Press from Johnson City, Tennessee on January 19, 1937 · 7
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Johnson City Press from Johnson City, Tennessee · 7

Johnson City, Tennessee
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Tuesday, January 19, 1937
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PORTQ ’ u Johnson City Press p® v & 9 sst JOHNSON CITY TENN TUESDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY 19 1937 Fage Seven Indian Fans Threaten Boycott Because Of Vosmik Dea r0 0 7 f' TRADE OF HERO BAD JUDGMENT SAYF0LL0WERS Popular Outfielder Not Very Excited Over Matter CLEVELAND Jan ' 19 P— 'There was a great deal of excited finger pointing and high-keyed conversation today in the Broad-way-E 55th street neighborhood where Joe Vosmik new St Louis Browns outfielder snagged his first fly ball Heroes don’t turn up in that neighborhood every year tout they didn’t need another one as long as Joe Vosmik was stationed out in left field for the Indians The excitement along Broadway has been pretty intense since Vosmik was traded to the Browns There was some talk here and there about staying away from the Indians’ games this summer Anthony L Maresh who has been selling pianos and collecting historical bits about Abraham Lincoln for a good many years described the trade with St Louis as “a very rotten deal” “A lot of people here went out to the ball park only to see Vosmik” Maresh said “We think it was very poor judgment on the part of the Indians and there has been some talk about boycotting the games this year” Vosmik who always has been a fellow to remember the folks in the home precinct was not very excited personally “It may be the best thing In the world for me" he said “Maybe I needed the change We’ll wait and see Anyway I haven’t got much to pack” Vosmik Silent If Vosmik thought he was unfortunate to be traded down the percentage column to the Browns he wasn’t making it a subject for conversation “Don’t you think my new dog Ginger is handsome?” he asked when it was mentioned The blond outfielder and his bride of a few months are living in a suburban apartment They have been taking it easy attending thje bicycle- ra&es and -the fights and training the cocker spaniel to sit up Vosmik said he hasn't been training' much this winter “I haven’t any pounds to take off” he said “What could I do?” The 26-yeal'-old outfielder who broke into the major league six years ago only two years out of the Cleveland sandlots was interested in the protests but was not very talkative Oh oh” he said “it’s all in the game” BUCCANEERS PLAY AT BOONE TONIGHT Erwin Betsy Meet In Six Game Big An abundance of basketball games are scattered throughout upper East Tennessee tonight although Johnson City doesn’t play again until Saturday night The Teachers College Buccaneers go to Boone for their second conference game of the season After losing to Maryville last week the locals are anxious to take it out on Appalachian State and plenty of fire is expected there The Carson-Newman Eagles ranking title contender goes to Bristol to lace the King Tornado in Coach Pedie Jackson’s opening ’ game of the season While the Holtmen are favored to win they may run into unexpected trouble One Big Six game is on tonight’s program but will not have any bearing on the conference title Erwin goes to Elizabethton where a hot game is expected Neither team has won a loop contest this season and one is sure to break into the win column tonight Other games find Unaka and Happy Valley playing In the Milligan College gymnasium Sulphur Springs and Boones Creek playing a double-header at Boones Creek and Lamar entertaining Fall Branch TRAPSIIOOTIN SHERIFF DILLON Mont — E W (Ted) Renfro of Dell trapshooter who has won international and natkral titles is toting a gun again but not to shatter clay birds He’s a deputy sheriff here now ET&WNC MOTOR TRANSPORTATION CO NEW REDUCED FARES MORE MILES FOR YOUR MONEY ' for SCHOOL STUDENTS AND COMMUTERS Between ' jOHNSONCITY and Frequent Convenient Schedule— Special Busei from Elizabethton and Erwin will take Students direct to Teachers College at Johnson City each morning ( Inquiry of Ticket Agent or Drivers for further Information Back On Two A trck knee suffeR&d in a NoIi-TTlE bout with risks cost yAROSZ THE CROWN IN A subsequent contest : The MON AC A j PA MAULER WENT 15 Rounds despite The injur- HE WAS ON THE FLOOR B TIMES KfRkJZ BARLUND FAVORED TO WHIP BEAUPRE TOMORROW NIGHT Schmeling To Sail For America For Tour Soon NEW YORK Jan 19 (P)— Gunner Barlund the Finn who is by no means a phantom ruled a 7-5 favorite today to whip Tom Beau-pre of Dallas Texas in their 10-round bout at the Hippodrome tomorrow night Joe Jacobs American manager of Max Schmeling insisted the German heavyweight would appear in New York next month to start a nation-wide exhibition tour before his fight with Champion Jimmy Braddock and Joe Louis was in town to start training for his bout with Bob Pastor at Madison Square Garden a week from Friday These were the principal developments of a rather busy day in the boxing trade In reverse order Louis arriving yesterday said he expects to knock out Pastor — so does everyone else — but he wouldn’t name the round He weighs 205 pounds he said about five over his fighting weight and thinks he’ll have no trouble taking off the surplus in 10 days training at Popton Lakes N J Jacobs predicted the collapse of the threatened boycott of the Schmellng-Braddock bout and said the fight would go on as scheduled June 3 with the crowd probably bigger than if there had been no boycott threat “I don’t mind telling you the boycott had me scared” said Joe “but the worm has turned over Even a lot of my Jewish friends have come to me and said the boycott was all wrong All kinds of letters from all over the country have been pouring in too with offers to buy find sell tickets” Schmeling to Tour Schmeling’s exhibition tour will open at Philadelphia March 1 Jacobs said and will take in Baltimore Washington Atlanta Jacksonville Fla Tampa West Palm Beach Miami Birmingham New Orleans Houston Dallas Fort Worth Memphis Chattanooga Nashville Kansas City Cincinnati Milwaukee South Bend Ind Chicago and Detroit Barlund who has impressed the fans and experts in three New York fights was favored over Beaupre mostly because nobody hereabouts knew much about the Texan A tall husky youngster Beaupre holds decisions over such fighters as Red Burman Sandy McDonald and Babe Hunt buthe never has shown his wares in New York Good Knees AGAIN HAT TWO GOOD KNEES AND NS DEFEAT CE SOILS KRtE&ER VlRTuALLy clinched a match with THE WINNER OF THE ERE DDE STEELE -BABE RSKO MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOVI Set for madSon SQUARE GARDEN NETT MONTH THE FORMER MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMP HAS IOST BUT 5 OF 95 Ring BATTLES Eddie Brietz Chats About AH Sportdom NEW YORK Jan 19 tP— The all-American inefficiency of the Brooklyn Dodgers threatened by Cleveland’s famous blunder in the Feller case has made a noble comeback in the case df one John Vandermeer He is the young man who was voted “the outstanding mihor league player of 1938’’ and while this means little or nothing men who know something about baseball think he’s a great prospect Last year he struck out 295 as a member of the Durham club of the Piedmont league This year ' he will play for the Reds ! Vandermeer was in the Dodgers’ training camp three years ago under strange circumstances John Heydler then president of the National league wanted to make an educational baseball film He needed what he vaguely described as “the typical American boy” to play the leading role and asked Davis Driscoll then Brooklyn business manager to find one Driscoll found Vandermeer pitching in a Sunday school league in Midland Park N J Johnny was a nice upstanding kid he looked good to Driscoll so Dave took him to the Dodgers’ training camp where the picture was made In the film the youngster was getting his chance in the big leagues It was a typical Alger story but the Dodgers didn’t believe in stories and failed to keep tab on the kid through the minors to he got away from them Dinner For Joe Transition: It is the dinner In memory of the late Joe Humphreys and in the crowd are these strange scenes: Jim Farley just a boxing commissioner a few years ago being hailed as the political genius of his generation Jimmy Walker the gay promising mayor when Farley was boxing boss now neither very gay nor very promising A negro named Joe Louis hailed as the best heavyweight of the day standing near another great heavyweight Jack Dempsey with the inevitable comparison favoring Dempsey Kelley Great Paul Krichell the New York Yankee scout who evidently hasn’t read Larry Kelley’s scrap book is of the opinion that Kelley as a ball player is undoubtedly a great end Alphonse “Tuffy” Lee-mans the George Washington university back who made good in the pro football racket with the Giants this year comes back to town Sunday as a pro basketballer Tom Yawkey as fine" a gent as ever threw away a million dollars is fed up with the timidity of his fellow American league owners when it comes to trading ball players He almost came to blows with Mickey Cochrane recently because Mickey wouldn’t even consider what Tom thought was at least a fair deal Of course as Tom pointed out later it's just as well they didn’L Horses Have To Eat So Bettors Must Pay ARCADIA Calif — Race horse bettors who have paid for “improvement of the breed” for years and years probably will be interested to know that $108000 of their wagers will be used to feed the horses at Santa Anita this season That is the estimated feed bill for the meeting Golf Steadily Gains In i Popularity Jacobs Says Tribute Paid Humphreys By Old Fans By PAUL MICKELSON NEW YORK Jan 19 (-Somewhere along the broadway of the great beyond Joe Humphreys must be swelling with pride today The friends he left behind him great and insignificant as human values go paid the late fight announcer with the silvery voice a tribute last night seldom equalled for sincerity and admiration At Madison Square garden scene of Joe’s greatest personal triumphs as he announced the shuffling parade of fight champions 2000 persons assembled while their spokesmen led by Postmaster General James A Farley and former Mayor Jimmy Walker paid simple but impressive tribute to his memory Former Mayor Walker making his second public address since his retirement from politics received a tumultuous reception as toastmaster “I’m” one of those perhaps wHo has a great future behind him said Walker “but one human tirtit in that future I never shall forget —Joe Humphreys I never heard him become the detractor of any man Joe Humphreys left knocking to others and insisted on boosting even if he had to boost to empty seats “I propose a toast: ‘To the winner — ana still champion Joe Humphreys’”' Farley long a close friend of Humphreys also paid glowing tribute to his memory as a friend and pal Other speakers included many leaders of the sports world among them Col Jacob Ruppert owner of the New York Yankees baseball club Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City Ford Frick president of the National league Herbert Bayard Swope chairman of the New York State Racing commission and Promoter Mike Jacobs Receipts of the dinner estimated at close to $1000 will be used to erect a bronze plaque to Humphrey’s memory at Madison Square garden and a shaft over his grave “Joe Humphreys must not be unmarked” sAid Hype Igoe of the New York Journal president of the New York Boxing Writers’ association which conducted the memorial FIRST CAGE GAME TO BE RE-PLAYED Original 13 Rules To Be Used NEW YORK Jan 19 OW— 1 The first basketball game played in a rough and tumble style with nine men on a team peach baskets for goals and a soccer ball will be reproduced at Madison Square Garden January 27 A committee headed by George Bernert graduate of Springfield college where Dr James Nai-smith now of Kansas invented the game 45 years ago has contacted more than 70 men including the six living members of the first team in an effort to gain first-hand knowledge of the sport’s start The game will be played under the 13 rules originally drawn by Naismith They never were officially printed but were published in the school paper dated January 15 1932 Players for the contest will be selected from the Brooklyn Y M C A From the early records the committee learned that Dr Naismith who originated the game in an effort to help the athletes occupy their time between football and baseball seasons intended it to be played with three to forty linen on each team Nine was considered the best number however with a goal tender two guards three centers two wings and a “home” man The latter waz-the best shot and was stationed nearest the opponents’ goal The first tournament was held in the winter of 1892 at Spring-field college then a Y M C A training school among three teams from the institution The secretarial boys defeated the faculty and physical education teams Of the nine players on the winning team the six still living are: Eugene Libby Redlands Calif Dr Edwin P Ruggles Dorchester Mass William R Chase New Bedford Mass T Duncan Patton Toronto Finlay MacDonald Merigomish N S and Lyman W Archibald Wajren Pa Dr Naismith coached Jhfe team KANSAS ’BABY’ STAR LAWRENCE Kas (IP) — Roy Holliday 5-foot-10-inch 165-pounder Is the smallest man on the University of Kansas cage team and’ the scrappiest He plays the key position on offense starting the plays because of his aggressiveness and excellent ball-handling A substitute last year Holliday has won r starting berth i on the current quintet - - -Dana X Bible Talks Contract At University Of Texas Game Increases By 25 Per Cent In 1936 (Nolo Thin Is the last of a sories of stories written for tha Assotiated Press by outstanding sports leaders They deal with l'36 developments and 1937 prospects By GEORGE R JACOBUS President Professional Golfers’ Association SARASOTA Fla Jan 19 M— Golf is growing at a steady healthy pace During 1936 the actual increase in play neared 25 per cent Many who formerly felt they could not afford the game now are playing it regularly and finding it no more expensive than a ticket to a good football or baseball game or many other forms of sport and entertainment The game not only is turning out more golfers but better ones as well There are more players shooting In the 80’s today than ever before in the history of the game There are several reasons for this rise in the quality of play The competitive spirit is growing keener among the club members and many golfers are taking their games more seriously and taking more lessons Instead of picking up a set of clubs of any description that is either priced low or appeals to the eye and going out and swinging until practice makes it possible to connect with the ball and send it in some direction more prospective players today select their clubs with care and start the game with professional instruction with the result that they quickly attain the correct principles and are ulitmately playing a good game of golf from which they receive more enjoyment Lessons Increase Reports from P G A members all over the country indicate that lessons have increased tremendously during the past year I have been unable to ascertain the exact amount of this increase but we know it is great The new year will see an even greater increase in play as the result of this lesson increase because both present players and those who will start during the year will retain their interest in the better brand of golf they will play Professional golf likewise is growing better each year Scoring is lower and this low scoring is distributed among a greater number of players Last year saw two new champions crowned — the national open and national P G A events going to two newcomers to the titles Both events saw many upsets of those selected to finish on top It is my prediction that those upsets will continue as there are not only many new players in the field today capable of winning a major title but many of the regulars who have been winning events for a number of years are still playing the kind of golf necessary to take the honors The Ryder cup team goes to England in the summer and it is our sincere hope that this year the team will upset what has become a tradition— for the home team to win the matches Regardless of the men selected we will have a strong team as the players out in front in professional golf today are all capable of playing the kind of golf that will give any team the British might select a tough battle Yellow Cab Beaten By Erwin Y Quint ERWIN Jan 19— Paced by Josh Cox who scored 24 points the Erwin Y M C A won from the Johnson City Yellow Cab quintet herb last night by the score of 53 to 31 ' — The Y team was away to a comfortable lead at' the intermission leading 36 to 18 Jamison and Miller hit the bucket most for the Yellow Cab team each scoring nine points Boyer with ten was second high YMCA — Williams Ferguson 2 Piper Hardrick 1 Duncan 2 Basketball Results (By The Aeiociated Preie) Illinois 38 Purdue 37 Indiana 43 Ohio 36 Notre Dame 52 Syracuse 31 Minn 36 Nthwstrn 23 Wisconsin 29 Iowa 23 Mich 35 Chi 29 (overtime) Georgetown 30 Pitt 27 Penn 39 Harvard 30 South Car 50 V M I 37 Furman 42 Newberry 28 Va Tech 38 W and M 30 Centenary 31 La Tech 26 Miss 33 Tulane 28 Loyola 49 Sthwstrn La 33 Berea 33 Eastern Ky Tchers 26 New In Balkline Billiardt ' f MfifiTitK F V Jt ’’ giiMrtii tfiiZiiiiaMri-teiM irt)rr)lrrvrtiiriT-fJ1ff f? iff fti 4i 'Hr A new style of balkline billiards will be Introduced to America Jan 25-30 when Jake Schaefer shown at practice on a table with the new marking and Willie Hoppe meet In a match game of 282 in Chicago The 282 game or 712 as It is known in Europe where it has been played for five years is 30 per oent more difficult than 181 Each of the lines shown Is 28 Inches from the nearest edge of the table and 7 by 7-lnch anchors are at the edge ends of the lines The center free space Is eliminated and a player must drive a ball across a line on his second shot Bowling Results Mountain City Win Twice From Holston MOUNTAIN ' CITY Jan 19— Mountain City took both ends of a double-header from the Holston Valley cagesters here last night the girls winning 29 to 16 and the boys game ending 25 to 15 Nave was outstanding for the local sextet scoring ten points Anderson showed up best for Holston Valley B Atwood with eleven points was high scorer for Mountain City in the boys game while Delaney and Offield each with four points were best for the visitors Tuesday night the Mountain City basketeers will play the boys and girls from Butler f - - j- If M ’ ! jt - Y a BEING PACKED INTINPAIS EASY TO HANDLE AND THE SPECIAL'CRIMP CUT'TOBACCO LIES RIGHT IN THE PAPER life T" kU “'erf "U"V “J! 73S5"ct2w " c tBE SATIOHAt iOYSMOKl net ’“ ‘ mge Albert i A yTatvr A v '' c'C f' iir -fn m 'it ' & ' ' MAT RIVALS MEET TO SETTLE SPITE White And McLain In Main Bout Tonight Tonight’s wrestling program at city hall affords two events either of which is good enough to top a card in any of the south’s leading wrestling centers In the main event Tarzan White and Mayes McLain renew rivalry which dates back to the days when McLain was playing football with Portsmouth and Tarzan was with the Giants White roughed Mack several times and the two men came to blows When they wrestled here some time ago White waxed so rough that he was disqualified and McLlam won on the count In the preliminary tilt Bob Wagner the only man to ever lick Cowboy Lutteral makes his debut facing the versatile Swede Ole Anderson Wagner has been acclaimed “something different” in rough wrestling The burly Californian mixes his bizarre efforts with plenty of holds Anderson will find him a difficult opponent to overcome Both events promoter Gilley announced will be for the best two falls out of three with the customary 90 and 60-minute limits The preliminary bout gets under way promptly at 830 The box office opens at 7:30 Sallie Core May Be Future Sprint Champ COVINGTON La W) — T h i s Louisiana town believes it has a future girl sprint champion— Sallie Core 17-year-old star student at Lyon high school Sallie who leads yells for the boys’ teams runs the 100-yard sprints in 12 seconds puts the shot 38 feet' and broad jumps 16 feet 10 inches She is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds PRINCE ALBERT ROLl-yOUR" OWNS DRAW EASy TOO— SMOKE SLOW AND COOL I GET AROUND 70 TASTY CIGARETTES IN EVERY TIN 4 f I s III “V IV POPULAR COACH ONCE STAR IN C-N ATHLETICS Brother At Teacher College Receive New Here AUSTIN Tex Jan 19 OT— Nebraska’s builder of football champions Dana X Bible moved on the University of Texas today —and so did a report that he wants three times as much as the highest paid professor here to become coach of the Longhorns Bible it was understood is asking $15000 annually for a five to 10-year contract or $25000 annually for himself and assistants The university president Dr H Y BROTHER GETS WORD W B Bible Teachers college English professor said today he had received word that his brother Dana X Bible had signed the contract Dana former football star at Carson-Newman college was born at Jefferson City in 1891 His father and mother Mr and Mrs J D Bible are still residents of Jefferson City One sister and one brother live in Texas Benedict who is paid $8000 a year is known to oppose both a high salary and a long time contract Bible — his tricky lateral-minded Cornhuskerg at the University of Nebraska are almost perennial winners of the Big Six conference title — accepted an invitation of the board of regents to confer here today regarding the post vacated by the former Notre Dame star Jack Chevigny H J L Stark millionaire godfather of the University of Texas favors a big time mentor here to restore prestige on the gridiron Bible meets his specifications Two men were recommended to the board by its athletic committee The other was not identified The Nebraska coach was represented as opposed to signing unless assured the good-will of Dr Benedict and the faculty He had a successful career as coach Of Texas A & M college before going to Nebraska J C Dolley athletic council chairman said there was some basis for e report that a group of alumni would provide a $5000 bonus for Bible Some sources believed such an arrangement might complete the deal Chevigny received an annual salary of $5000 plus $1000 expenses He stepped out of coaching into the legal profession after two consecutive unimpressive seasons Bible’s 1929-1936 record at Nebraska shows 50 victories seven ties and 15 losses Buc Reserves Lose To Business School The Johnson City Business college basketeers had an easy time against the Teachers College reserves last night winning by the score of 27 to 12 The winners were off to a good lead and held the little Bucg to a 12 to 2 acore in the first half not permitting a field goal The Teachers picked up a bit in the second half but were never able to overcome the first half deficit Line-ups: Buslnese College Teachers Neufer 8 F Stanton 3 Garrett 4 F Bullington 4 G Roberts 11 C Anderaon Shannon 4 G Boruf Bain G Sanders 1 Subs: Business College — Kyker Click Carter Teachers — McMur-ray 4 Kitts Referee— Chlvalik SINCE YOU PUT ME NEXT TO EA CHARLEY I ROLL tM QUICK ANDEASYT00 f K W-1 7(L H) rf tia af frtiwa AJWt Cv - V

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