Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 17, 1941 · Page 23
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Monday, February 17, 1941
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The... Sports- Trail. Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Monday Morning, February 17, 1941 (Section Two) Page Tbref GUS DORAZIO FACES LOUIS ARTILLERY MARTIN i Feb.!6-<AP)—Out- 'bascball club getting and holding the players, the most that could happen j would be Upsets Mark State Closed Tennis Finals (Exclusive Republic Dispatch) YUMA, Feb. 16—After two days| in hiding, the upset jinx danced I across the courts in the finals of the Arizona closed tennis tournament here today and two of the I defending champions were parted from their diadems. dKBi" , u ,j ,, ( cHn«-n' Tne victims were Audrev Barn ,tiehundreds of holdouts cuwn, nard Qf phoenix and H erb Laben..v the years, only five have; sart of Tucson, erstwhile kingpins *^- J their threat not to re-! of the women's and men's singles " indicates the players; divisions, respectively. A Sure Sign Of Spring- . er actually '" because into Barnard, who breezed the finals with an easy B aey are the guys hanging! ^ "".k. end of the rope eight stories j j"j~ 6 ."o" triumph over w .?7"r «nd threatening to drop t hour of p ho enix-. «•» are met. If they club that the &£.the sidewalk. jGteDonlin, Eddie Roush, Dickey, Kling and Frank * fellows with the; or the iron Bon* flayed » wav frora th ^ flints «M whole season, and «.ithmt didn't cure him, for •3£ l£f »* to the Reds SrfanuS the holdout com- JteT"*hoiigii hf became a Sort-termer, or sprinter, h Is never covering a full 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 the 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 evervone— „ including herself. She matched her Kline passed up the 1909 season j rival's perfect placements and re- t-Hkictmns weren't met by the j fused to be drawn out of position. Miss Barnard and Labensart salvaged their mixed - doubles title, however, by defeating Louise Raley, 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 and Baker spent the 1915 »«on with Upland, Pa., when his nErv ideas didn't coincide with •hnsp'ofthe Athletics. Kerr, a loy- SSduring those black days of the SeS 1919, demanded 55,000 br 1920, and stayed out for the tear when it was refused. Donlin. who received $6.500 in 905 asked $9.000 in 1906 and the Slants declined to go above $7.500. Tiat was adult money m those lavs- the great Christy Mathewson; ' ', : .„!., CC fir\T\ T^nnlin ' 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). .... r . ._ ^ ras drawing only $8,500. Donlin; Richards, jr., of Phoenix came failed to report, and went on raudevflle tour with his wife. There have been numerous part-time holdouts, and many odd tricks have been invented by players to wheedle more money out of the boss. Itee was the classic story of Benny Meyer, for instance. Benny was a so-so player with Brooklyn. Je had some property near St ^ouis; nothing much, but enough to jive him an idea. He had some acny letterheads printed indicating through according to schedule inj the junior men's singles and de-| feated 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 dou-, bles. 1 Leah Jo Carr of Tempe emerged : with the junior women's singles crown after a hard-fought match with Chick Brewster of Phoenix. 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 «w.j .-.« -------- a ----------------- o oenx. he was operating a thriving stock Her wining score was 3-6 7-5, 6-2. farm, and on this stationery he MJSS R a ] e y and Louise Armistead rote Charles Ebbets to the effect that he, Meyer, was through irith baseball as his farm was more mportant He was considerably dum- fonnded to receive a wire from Ebbets saying the Brooklyn bow was en route to the farm ' to talk things over. Undaunted, Meyer hnstled around among his neighbors, borrowing a bull here, a cow there, and a pig Mmewhere else. Overnight he had a veil-stocked acreage, and Ebbets was duly impressed. Benny got the best contract he ever had. Others weren't quite so lucky. Hani Lelber in 1936 indicated lie wwd quit the Giants to coach at Ijirona. He made the slight error «f writing New York friends to find ait how the Giants were taking t, and hearing abrit thfs, the club knew it was a stall. Babe Herman was a perennial toldout, and usually his demands 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 15 years old and younger by defeating another Yunian, Bill Steirt, 6-S, 6-4, and LeRoy Conrad of Yuma won the finals of the division for boys IS and younger by downing Billy Berry, Yuma, 6-1, 6-S. Miss Raley completed her afternoon by disposing of Verda Rave 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 entertain the Arizona State Teachers College at Tempe frosh. Coach George (Dutch) Hoy's boys also face s week-end invasion of Flagstaff where they will tangle with Coach Jiggs Insley's Axbabes in a two-game series. The Hoymen are pointing for their game with the Bullpups THE Phoenix Union High School j which because of the intense riv- Coyotes Face Two Contests , «u u uaucujj' ma UtrlllHJlUa .— . " . . ip-f r *. t *ere at least-partially met Hughie string today with a 155-foot leap -ntz threatened to make good his m an invitation meet loldout with the Reds. He was! His older brother. Kyrre, ibsent when the season started, I the class B competition ™J f ™Jans|put up such a howl j jump of 131 feet. A 40-mile-an-hour wind made . iivI* Herman virtually beg- led him to return at his own terms. And just lor varietv, there is M case of a player holding out for 1937 Glen Mulineaux, ' ' . e Macon club. He re™ad to sign, although the contract Si« foT . m ° Te money. i««d It where he was. 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 practice tomorrow in preparation for 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 to Friday's game with Mesa as a chance to get revenge for a 44-19 licking the Jackrabbits handed out in a recent game on their own floor. If the Tuckey club does not .succeed in gratifying its ambition Wlth a to hang their first defeat of the season on the Mesans it is certain 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 He just j Johansen of the Telemark Club i third with 117 feet Home-Coming For Leahy- to give them a much closer game than the first time. Tuckey hopes to be able to use a reserve five most of the time against Litchficld 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 this week, while Homer (Red) 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 troublesome molar jerked early his 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. RedTWings Score Win I ETROIT, Feb. 16—(AP)—The Detroit Red Wings squared accounts with the troublesome sixth- place Montreal Canadiens- by win- ling 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 Ray Getlieffe 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 didn't have a save in the first period, handling the puck only twice, and 24 minutes of the game had elapsed before he was extended. 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, sut slumped badly in midseason, is back on his game and is sure to help in making the going tough for the Bullpups. o- D fSF *RISH MENTOR: Coach Frank Leahy, recently of Boston 1 *nd a star tackle on the last great teams of the immortal Sockne, k back under the Golden Dome a« successor to 'den, who was named high commissioner of the National »1 Football League. Leahy is «hown holding the bottle lonr-month-old daughter, Florence Victoria-—(NBA Tele- Maple Leafs Jar Rangers fJEW YORK, Feb. 16— (AP)— •^ The Toronto Maple Leafs, with Dave Schriner scoring two goals to increase his season's total to 20— best in the National Hockey League—tonight defeated the New York Rangers, 4-1. A crowd of 12,918 saw the Stanley 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 a half game behind the league- leading Boston Bruins and first- place 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 of 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 rcT- bust defenseman, got his first goal of the season in the first period, leaning on a shot from the blue line that sped straight to the corner while Kerr, his view blocked, made no effort to stop it. The fourth Leaf counter went to Wally Stanowski on a breakaway play with Red Heron. Colorado Ace Paces Cagers (By Associated Press) COLORADO'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, ind two in front of Dwane Esplin, Brigham Young sophomore. McCIoud'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 28.5 points averaged by its opponents. o 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. Derringer Loses Links Laurels SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 16— (AP) Paul Derringer, Cincinnati pitching ace, was dethroned as Sarasota's municipal golf champion today by the steady stroking of Al Neal of Sarasota and Marion, C., 8 and 7. N. . lanky jnoundsman lost bis Arthur H. Ehlers will be the executive vice president of the Interstate league this season. Harold G. Hoffman, former New Jersey governor, is president Two Tolleson Cagers Gain All-Star Five fpHE 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 Chastam, Tolleson's tall, high-scoring guard. Other players receiving votes, who might be listed as an all-tournament 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, Zaragoza 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. Gallahadion, last year's Kentucky derby winner, is out of Florida racing, including the Widener Quick Kayo Seen For Champ In 14ih 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 550,000 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 minutes for Louis to study Dorazio'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 Is 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 wqsks ago, and goes from here to Detroit to tussle with large Abraham Simon next month. He looked none too impressive in his tea parties with McCoy and Burman, 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. Do You Know Answers 1. Primo Camera was knocked down 12 times before Referee Arthur Donovan stopped fight with Max Baer in llth round in Madison Square Island City, Garden in 1934. Bowl, Long 2. The Travers is oldest American stake race for three-year-olds. The inaugural was held at Saratoga in 1864. 3. Ed Ruelbach of the Chicago Cubs was the only pitcher to allow cup. because of poor form shown ibut one hit in a World Series game in training. ,—against White Sox in 1906. 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 tii match, *. INJR A NEW MAN'S COLOR FOR MEN! S050 WHIPCORD IN Parador the New Character Hat With Whipcord Twill Band and Edge. CISSDU 130 N. Central Bobby Riggs Beats Kovacs In Net Final TORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. L 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- all in 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. 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 youth, who suffered severe head injuries, still was considered in critical condition. Notre Dame) Retains Coach Of Baseball COUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. 16— (AP)—The Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C. S. C., vice-president ot Notre Dame, announced today that Clarence (Jake) Kline would be retained on the athletic coaching staff as varsity baseball tutor. ~ Kline, also a mathematics In-'' structor, 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 reported on the campus thafrz Bill Cerney, B team coach, also'" might be retained. Other Notre Dame- assistants are to be released to enable Leahy to bring his three aids from Boston. College with him. Leahy signed hiss contract as athletic director ami head coach yesterday and left let night for Boston. Leahy and his staff will return early in March to begin spring football training. He spent today here 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 dldtfl use to matter. But lately the Browns lookbetter. WRESTLING TONIGHT Madison Square Garden 118 If. 7th Ave. Double Main-Event Chief Little WOLF The Indian Warrior with the Deatn Lock Don O. MAHONEY The Ex-World's Champion. The only man who ever beat London for the title. 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