Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 17, 1941 · Page 9
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Monday, February 17, 1941
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.3-1111 Trai •• flglTNEY MARTIN a. Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Monday Morning, February 17, 1941 (Section Two)' Page Three'^ GUS DORAZIO FACES LOUIS ARTILLERY TONIGHT , , baseball club getting ggravated and holding the Players, the most that could happen Cation would be actually to stay out an because his pay de- idreds of holdouts down only five have threat not to re- indicates the players are the guys hanging »* ^,d of the rope eight stories 'S tad ttrwtening to drop . tte £r«rms are met If they be the club that the sidewalk. Roush, Dickey Kling and Frank ...a fellows with the the iron won'ts. '^«h*tayed away from the oniTV'hole season, and the holdout com- nladthough *• became a or sprinter, his cJring a full the 1909 season Pa., when his , ideas didn't coincide with ase of the Athletics. Kerr, a lev- it duringthose-black days of the UtStom demanded $5,000 11920, and stayed out for the ar when it was refused. Donlin, who received $6,500 in SB asked $9,000 in 1906 and the Slits declined to go above $7,500. at was adult money in those as- thesreat Christy Mathewson js 'drawing only $8500. Donlin ted to report, and went on a Bdeville <tour with his wife. There have been numerous itrMime holdouts, and many M tricks have been invented >y players to wheedle more money out of the boss. There was the classic story of jiny Meyer, for instance. Benny as a so-so player with Brooklyn. j lad some property near St uis; nothing much, but enough to re him an idea. He had some cny letterheads printed indicating was operating a thriving stock nn, and on this stationery he rate Charles Ebbets to the ef- tt that he, Meyer, was through Jh,baseball as his farm was more portant -. . = He wii considerably dnm- otmaed to receive a wire from abets swing the Brooklyn me wai en route to the farm I talk things over. Undaunted, leyer Availed ~ around among lit neighbon, borrowing a bull ere, a cow there, and a pig nmewhere else. Overnight he lad a well-stocked acreage, and Sbbeis was duly impressed. Benny got the best contract he ever had. Others weren't quite so lucky, ink Letter in 1936 indicated he wild quit the Giants to coach at teona.Be made the slight error ewriungNevf York friends to find tt how the Giants were taking land hearing about this the club «w it was a stall. Babe Herman was a perennial wtom, and usually his demands *re at least partially met Hughie «z threatened to make good his Bdout with the Reds. He was sent when the season started, n the fans put up such a howl at Garry Herman virtually begirt Mm to return at his own terms. j*?J *"? f °r variety, there is *^SL* player h °Wing out for 1937 Glen Mulineaux, to,,,-. ---» Newbern, N. C., was S^yifc.Macon club. He re- ie contract He just --0—i —»*avHljU Ul i_j-J° r M ore money. "MitTcherehe was. Upsets Mark State Closed Tennis Finals (Exclusive Republic Dispatch) Feb. 16—After two days in hiding, the upset jinx danced across the courts in the finals of the Arizona closed tennis tournament here today and two of the defending champions were parted from their diadems. The victims were Audrey Barnard of Phoenix and Herb Labensart of Tucson, erstwhile kingpins of the women's and men's singles divisions, respectively. Miss Barnard, who breezed into the finals with an easy 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Lois Bar- hour of Phoenix, was surprised by Evelyn Tomlinson of Phoenix today and lost 6-1, 6-0, before Miss Tomlinson's masterful stroking. Labensart lost his laurels to Clare Riessen of Yuma in the tourney's closest match. Riessen outlasted the Tucson star in tfie first set, 9-7, and then faltered before Labensart's rally, 6-4. The defending champion turned his ankle in the third set, and Riessen went on to a 6-3 decision. The ease with which Miss Tomlinson won surprised everyone— including herself. She matched her rival's perfect placements and refused to be drawn out of position. Miss Barnard and Labensart salvaged their mixed doubles • title, however, by ' defeating Louise Rale}-, Yuma High School freshman, and Riessen, 6-4, 4-6,6-2. The two men found their positions reversed in the men's doubles as Riessen and Clarence White of Yuma defeated Labensart and "Dutch" Solomon of Phoenix in the men's doubles, 7-5, 6-3. The pre-tourney favorite, Homer Richards, jr., of Phoenix came through according to schedule in the junior men's singles and defeated a fellow townsman, Jerrv Foster, 6-2, 6-2. Foster wound up in the win column, however, when he teamed with Douglas Miller of Phoenix to defeat Richards and Ormond Parke, 6-1, 6-1, in the junior men's doubles. Leah Jo Carr of Tempe emerged with the junior women's singles crown after a hard-fought match with Chick Brewster of Phoenix. Her wining score was 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. Miss Raley and Louise Armistead of Yuma defeated Miss Carr and Miss Brewster in the junior women's doubles, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. Frank Townsend of Yuma won the championship for boys IS years old and younger by defeating another Yuman, Bill Steirt, 6-3, 6-4, and LeRoy Conrad of Yuma won the finals of the division for boys 13 and younger by downing Billy Berry, Yuma, 6-1, 6-S. Miss Raley completed her after-. noon by disposing of Verda Raye Donkersley, 6-1, 6-3,-in the finals of the play for girls 15 and under. o Tokle Captures New Ski Title BEAR MOUNTAIN, N. Y., Feb. 16—(AP)—Torger Tokle, the 21- year-old Norwegian ace, added another ski jumping victory to his string today with a 155-foot leap in an invitation meet His older brother, Kyrre, won the class B competition with a jump of 131 feet A 40-mile-an-hour wind made A Sure Sign Of Spring- jumping hazardous, contestants to the blowing side of the the landing and keeping down marks. Torger had a second jump of 153 feet and a point score of 227.8. Carl Holmstrom of Bear Mountain was second in class A with a best jump of 120 feet and Harold Johansen of • the Telemark Club third with 117 feet Home-Commg For Leahy- MENTOR: Coach Frank Leahy, recently of Boston » ^ * rtar tacw e on the last great teams of «ie immortal fa •""* i"" 1 "-' the Golden Dome as successor to s who «as named high commissioner ot the National »*?« Foot °all League. Leahy is shown holding the bottle lifal 1Wtt -fflonth-old daughter^ Florence Victoria.— (NEA Tele- BASEBALL'S HERE: Perennially the first harbinger of spring, Connie Mack, manager of the Philadelphia Athletics and grand old man of the diamond, gives a few pointers to Catcher Earle Brucker as the club starts spring training at Carlsbad, Calif.—(NEA Telephoto). Bruin Quintet Preps For Tempe Frosh Tilt rpHE Phoenix Junior College Bears, who lived up to their reputation as a comeback team by taking the second game of their last week's cage series with the University of Arizona Wildkittens at Tucson, after they had dropped the first one, plan to enhance their reputation Wednesday night when they entertain the Arizona State Teachers College at Tempe frosh. Coach George (Dutch) Hoy's face * week-end invasion of Flagstaff where they ^ tangle with Coach Jiggs Insley's Axbabes in a two-game series. The Hoymen are pointing for their game with the Bullpups Face Two Contests E Phoenix Union High School Coyotes, who played five basketball games in three days to win third place in last week's West Central district tournament, will take the day off today, but resume jractice tomorrow in preparation tor expected hard games with Mesa and Litchfield Park on the Coyote court this week-end. Coach Vernon Tuckey expects to do comparatively light work this week, allowing his players to build up again so as to be in shape for next week's state tournament in Tucson. He will send them through shooting drills tomorrow, stage a scrimmage session Wednesday, and take another light shooting drill Thursday. The Coyotes are looking forward .o Friday's game with Mesa as a chance to get revenge for a 44-19 icking the Jackrabbits handed out n a recent game on their own floor. If the Tuckey club does not succeed in gratifying its ambition to hang their first defeat of the season on the Mesans it is certain to give them a much closer game nan the first time. Tuckey hopes to be able to use a reserve five most of the time against Litchfield Park so that he can get a line on the best reserve players for the Tucson tournament Bob Patton, who played in the early games of last week's tournament at guard, was sidelined late in the week by an attack of bronchitis, and may not be in shape Oils week, while Homer (Bed) Gillespie, guard, dislocated a knee in his only tournament appearance, and may be done for the season. Ed Smith's fine showing in tournament appears to have made him a fixture as an alternate forward on the varsity. Ray Riveras plans to have a froublesome molar jerked early this week but ought to be in shape to resume work by Wednesday. The nfection is credited with having drained his strength in last week s ;ournament. Re<TWings Score Win , Feb. 16—(AP)—The Detroit Red Wings squared accounts with the troublesome sixth- place Montreal Canadians by winning a National Hockey League game, 2 to 1, here tonight before 7,079 spectators. The victory, third of the season against Montreal's three triumphs and a tie, tightened Detroit's hold on third place. Detroit scored twice in the second period on goals by youthful Don Grosso and Jack Stewart, while the Canadiens, obviously weary after the drubbing handed them last night by Boston, spoiled Goalie Johnny Mowers' bid for his third shutout of the season when Bay GetUeffe tallied on a pass from Elmer Lach in the final period. Curiously, the Canadiens appeared more tired in the early minutes than at the finish. Mowers didnt have a save in the first period, handling the puck only twice, and 24 minutes of the game had elapsed before he was extended. Derringer Loses Links Laurels SARASOTA, Fla.. Feb. 16-<AP) Paul Derringer, Cincinnati pitch- ine ace, was dethroned as Sarasota's municipal golf champion today by the steady stroking of Al al of Sarasota and Marion, N. Neal of Sarasota C., 8 and 7. Th» ,..,.. lost sis which, because of the intense rivalry which has developed, 'will be played as a night game instead of an afternoon contest as has been the custom. The Tempe frosh, who are undefeated in state junior college-college frosh play, have already scalped the Bruins twice, although they experienced considerable difficulty the second time. The Bullpups won the first set-to, 56-42, but their margin in the second was only 4942. Both were played on the Tempe floor. Hoy's club has played a great deal of basketball, including a week's barnstorming tour of the coast, since meeting the Bullpups, and Is improving steadily. Unlike many junior college squads of the past it showed no let-down after the coast trip but buckled down to work and played improved ball. The Bruins have developed into a combination in which each of the six 'players who commonly carry the load is a potent scoring threat. Hank Pickrell, guard and center, who was the leading early scorer, but slumped badly in midseason, is back on his game and is sure to help in making the for the Bullpups. going tough Colorado Ace Paces Cagers (By Associated Press) pOLORADO'S Leason McCloud, ^ only a part-time performer a year ago, pushed his scoring mark in Big Seven basketball to 127 points, giving him a 53-point lead over the field. He has averaged 14.1 per game. Bill Strannigan, Wyoming guard, retained second place with 74 tallies, but he's only a point ahead of George Hamburg, Colorado center, and two in front of Dwane Esplin, Brigham Young sophomore. McCloud's 24 points and nine field goals against Denver Friday were new game highs for the season in both departments. Hoyt Brawner, Denver forward, has scored the most free throws in one game with eight Brigham Young, in climbing to fourth place in the standings, held its team scoring lead with an average of 41.1 points per game.. Utah is the top defensive combination as proved by the meager 285 points averaged by its opponents. Canada Cyclist Breaks Record DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 16—(AP)—A hard-riding Canadian, Billy Mathews of Hamilton, Ont, set a new record of 78.09 miles an hour today to win the American Motorcycle Association's 200-mile national championship road race. Babe Tancrede of Woonsocket, R. I., last year's winner, was second: Hugh McCall of Salisbury, N. Y., was third, and Bernard Campanale of Providence, R. I., was fourth. Mathews, riding an English-made machine, did the 63 laps around the 3.2-mile course in 2 hours, 33 minutes and 44.81 seconds to finish more than a lap in front of Tancrede. His record displaced the 77.3 miles an hour mark set by Campanale in 1939. Arthur H. Ehlers will, be the executive vice president of the Interstate league this season. Harold G. Hoffman, former New Jersey governor, is president putting touch and was .four down at the halfway mark of the "36- hole final. Neal boosted his margin to 7 up at the 27th. won the 28th and halved the next to close out til* match. Two Tolleson Cagers Gain All-Star Five fJ»HE Tolleson High School Wolverines, runners-up in last week's West Central district basketball tournament, drew two places on' the all-tournament team announced yesterday following a tabulation of votes cast by 12 tournament officials. John (Red) Padelford, Peoria— only player named by a unanimous vote—was placed at one forward and given the captaincy. Chesley Cook, Tolleson, and Charley Castle, Phoenix — both centers—were tied. As a center is merely a third forward in modern basketball, Castle was moved to forward, with Cook, a six-footer with a phenomenal amount of spring in his legs, retaining; the center post Kimball Merrill, the backbone of the fourth place North Phoenix team, drew one guard assignment with the other going to Bob Chastain, Tolleson's tall, high-scoring guard. Other players receiving votes, who might be listed as an all-tour- nampnt second team, were Ralph Baskett, Kenneth Carroll and Ralph Wacker, all of Peoria, Cip- nano Zaragoza, Tolleson, and Frank Tarazan, Phoenix. Castle was top scorer of the tournament with 66 points in five games. Other leading scorers were Cook 56, Ray Riveras (Phoenix) 53, Bill Greer (North Phoenix) 50, Eddie Gallardo (Phoenix) 49, Joe Pastorino (Scottsdale) 44, Zar- agoxa 40, Merrill 37, Padelford and Baskett, each 36. Jack Anderson, Wickenburg center, who won the sportsmanship medal, was tournament high scorer, figuring game averages of players playing two or more games. He averaged 16 points per game. Willie Fisher, Parker forward, duplicated that figure but competed' in only a single game. Maple Leafs Jar Rangers EW YORK, Feb. 16—(AP)— The Toronto Maple Leafs, with Dave Schriner scoring two goals to ncrease his season's total to 20— Jest in the National Hockey League—tonight defeated the New fork Rangers, 4-1. A crowd of 12,918 saw the Staney Cup-holding Rangers take their second loss from the Leafs in two nights, and their fourth defeat in a row. The victory put the Leafs just i half game behind the league- eading Boston Bruins and first- ilace will be at stake when the Leafs invade Boston Tuesday night. While Schriner's first goal was tainted in that it hopped into the net off the back ot a Ranger player, his second was scored on a pretty play In which he circled the Ranger defense and blasted the puck into the short side as Goalie Dave Kerr jumped to block it Bingo Kampman, Toronto's r? bust defenseman, got his first goal >f the season in the first period, eaning on a shot from the blue ine that sped straight to the corner while Kerr, his view blocked, made no effort to stop it. The burth Leaf counter went to Wally Stanowski on a breakaway play with Red Heron. Gallahadion, last year's Ken- ucky derby winner, is out of Florda racing, including the Widener cup, because of poor form shown n training. Quick Kayo Seen For Champ In 14th Defense Of Title PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16— (AP)—Although the hometown boy's chances of making good are about as bright as an old shoe, Gus Fan and his family are out to set a new local indoor fistic "record for Joe Louis' heavyweight title defense against Gus Dorazio tomorrow night. Promoter Herman Taylor gave the box office a fast once-over today. discovered the advance sale was already well over the $30,000 mark, and, with business still brisk, vision- ed a.possible sellout in Convention Hall for Philadelphia's first heavyweight championship shindig since Gene Tunney did that thing to Jack Dempsey in the rain 15 years back. He estimated more than 15,000 of the faithful would turn out in the big West Philadelphia arena to see the Bomber put his title on the line for the 14th time against the squat 190-pounder from "South Philly," and that the gate would hit the $50,000 jackpot. This would eclipse by considerable the old high Steve Hamas and Tommy Loughran set when they opened Convention Hall to the business of bashing breaks before some 14,000 fans back in the early '30s. As for the fight itself, even Dorazio's best friends won't tell him what figures to happen. A close check-up disclosed today that one bet actually was made on the fight, but this was only for $1.50 and was based on what color trunks Louis would wear. Only one person was giving Gus a chance—and that was Gus himself. This corner believes It will take several minute* for Louis to study Doraiio's half-crouching, weaving, bobbing style, but that once he gets the blue print charted, the roof will fall in on Gus almost immediately. That should be inside of four rounds. Louis agrees with this theory, but Dorazio pooh-poohs any possibility that he may lose. He has all the confidence -Tony Galento and Red Burman carried Into the ring against the Bomber, and has an added incentive in the fact a state legislative investigation has been threatened over a charge by a state senator that this match is between opponents of "unequal ability." He is going to look for the senator's seat at ringside tomorrow, he says, and will knock Louis right into the legislator's lap. This outing hi the third trip to the post in the champion's fight-a-month campaign which is making heavwyeight history this winter. He stopped Al McCoy In Boston in December, stiffened Clarence (The Red) Burman in New York less than three woeks ago, and goes from here to Detroit to tussle with large Abraham Simon next month. • He looked none too impressive :n his tea parties with McCoy and ijurman, and Dorazio figures this time-he's going to be under-par once too often. At that, when a guy's as confident as Gus, you can't rule him off for trying. Improvement Noted For Injured Jockey MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 16—(AP)— Joseph Giangaspro, jockey who was injured in a spill at Hialeah Park Friday, was reported slightly improved today. Hospital attendants said the routh, who suffered severe head injuries, still was considered in critical condition. Do You Know Answers 1. Primo Camera was down 12 times before knocked Referee Arthur Donovan stopped fight with Max Baer in llth round in Madison Square Garden Bowl, Lone Island City, in 1934. 2. The Travers is oldest American stake race for three-year-olds. The inaugural was held at Sara- oga in 1864. 3. Ed Ruelbach of the Chicago was the only pitcher to allow >ut one hit in a World Series game —against White Sox in 1906. INTftODUCES A NEW MAN'S COLOR FOR MEN! $gso WHIPCORD IN Parador the New Character Hat With Whipcord Twill Band and Edge. ouqall E [assou 130 N. Central Bobby Riggs Beats Kovacs In Net Final TORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. •*• 16—^(AP) — Frank Kovacs of Oakland, Calif., blew a 3-1 lead in the fifth set today and Bobby Riggs, former national champion of Chicago, beat him in the finals of the mid-winter invitation tennis tournament here. Riggs played steady tennis and took advantage of Kovacs' errors to pull up -even at 4- alTin the deciding set, then won the next two games to capture the match and his second winter tournament in a row. Riggs won 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4. Kovacs, who had won four successive tournaments before losing at Palm Beach last week, played far below his usual form. He seemed tired from two hard matches yesterday and to be suffering from an injury received when he hit himself in the mouth with his racket and loosened a front tooth. Mrs. Sarah Palfrey Cooke of Portland, Ore., virtually blasted young Doris Hart of Miami from the court in winning the women's final, 6-0, 6-3. Miss Hart had accomplished the biggest upset of the tournament yesterday by ousting Pauline Betz, Rollins College star, in the semifinals. After defeating Kovacs, Riggs paired with Jack Kramer of Los Angeles to score a smashing 6-1, 6-0 victory over Billy Talbert of Cincinnati and Gus Ganzenmuller of New York in a men's doubles final shortened to two out of three sets by agreement * * * * *~ Notre Dame } Retains Coach Of Baseball COUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. 16— (AP)—The Rev. John J. Cava- .- naugh, C. S. C., vice-president of ' Notre Dame, announced today thaC^ Clarence (Jake) Kline would be re-;" tained on the athletic coaching staf£;r as varsity baseball tutor. "^ Kline, also a mathematics in- '" •tractor, served under the for- "" mer head coach, Elmer Layden, as freshman football coach. -"'• Whether he will assist the new «:•». football staff, headed by Frank •-•> Leahy, is problematical. It was .1" reported on the campus that -3- Bill Cerney, B team coach, also ^: might be retained. ' .C Other Notre Dame assistants are'"' to be released to enable Leahy tos~ bring his three- aids from BostorT" College with him. Leahy signed hisS: contract as -athletic director and''£ head coach yesterday and left to-"'night for Boston. •*;' Leahy and his staff will return ~" early in March to begin, spring football training. ' He spent today hera visiting campus spots, including the Rockne memorial fieldhouse, which is directed by Tommy Mills, who gave Leahy his first coaching job in 1931 as his assistant at Georgetown. St. Louis baseball fans who root for the Browns are grumbling. For the second straight year the American league schedule has the~Browns on the road for the three* ~ big holidays, Memorial day. Fourth-of July, and Labor day. It didn't-" use to matter. But lately theif Browns look better. ' •*WRESTLING TONIGHT WOLF Madison Square Garden 118 X. 7th Ave. Double Main-Event Chief Little 1h» Indian Warrior with the DcMhLock VB.' Don O. The El-World's Champion. !*• only man who ever Drat Uwdm for the title. BOILED H A G l> R T T McGEREN Harry . V, KRUSCAMP WORSTED Two-Trouser Suit Mod* By THI HOUSE OF WOISTID-TIX '39 50 k wfll h«)p you to shirt*—socially and In butt. MM—tflii tuft of Wearlong Wonted. But tharo won't b« an embarrassing shin* on Hit) s*at of your patfe or at your elbow*. The "chain twist" prevents shine—and helps your suit retain its "press" for longer than th* usual time. The extra pair of trousers increase* fel active service by many months. Trwuwi tei/orad with Wahht Ktnr-Of, Hn /nr/iibh «//</• cfonir* 130 N. Central Established 1897

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