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felepHone 3-1111 Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Tuesday Morning, February 18,1941 (Section Two) Page Tfcree In.... Th C IS.. orner By JACK CUDDY ,fflLADELPHIA, Feb. 17—(UP) , The Brooklyn conviction of Hy,i. Caplin has given the fight mob J most profound shock since the lath of Joe (Yussel-the-Muscle) j?obs last April. c-nirie-smoking Joe and howling .-£ were the two best known 5> j mott colorful of boxing man""L since the heyday of Jack tgers . Yearns. was convicted Saturday two grand larceny counts in mnnection with having bank-rolled anc of <~ard swindlers and will .main in jail until he is sentenced . rets an appeal. '"jturinir the round-robin conversations at the Walton Ho,„] a nd Lew Tendler's Tavern, ' hrr c Hie fight crowd hung nut while awaiting the Louis- Dorazio fisht, the Caplin case was disrussed from all angles. Naturally, Hymie had collected a few enemies in the fistic fraternity (luring his 20 years along'Right-Cross Kialto. Some of these enemies assailed Caplin for "unethical" tactics in bringing top-night fighters under his wing. For example, his allied muscling in on Lew Jenkins, lightweight champion. But most of the brethren insist- id that it was the inalienable right i an y pus pilot to muscle in on mother manager's fighter, when- the opportunity presented, the Marquis of Queensberry -j'les state plainly, "protect your- iilf at all times". Hence any manlier who was stupid enough to be •alien" shouldn't be in the game. But even Caplin's enemies were ii-auctant to declare that they be- ifiWed him guilty of the Brooklyn isrRps, because they had nevei i-nirpd him as a guy capable o! Silk-rolling even himself.—-to sa> ashing of a gang of card thieves Otherwise, why did he fold up in tiat delicatessen store he used to -a near the old Hippodrome on Isth avenue? Caplin's friends recalled that Hyrie was constantly putting "the .,-uch" on Promoter Mike Jacobs lid, if he was a "bankroll guy' jfty was he borrowing from Mike? Hymic's friends insisted that he was the "fall guy" for the •even other defendants who pleaded guilty and "put the tinner on him to save thfeir own necks". Even the enemies were surprised at the verdict because they figured that howling Hymie could double-talk his way nut nf any jam. Most of these residents of Leath rfist Lane haven't given up com :!»tely on Hymie yet. rTheir aler binds vision the great Hymie a jetting an appeal, shifting his case oat of Brooklyn and getting an ac quittal. They still have a lot of con idcnce in Caplin because they fig urr hr's a "cutie", although not a fellow who would swindle "outsid They indicated there's a limi to larceny in the fight game. o JOE LOUIS FLATTENS DORAZIO IN SECOND Are Suspended BOZEMAN, Mont., Feb. 17— (AP) iS»ven of the 15 men on the Montana State College basketball Kuad wore suspended today by Coach John W. (Brick) Brecden. "Failuro to observe regulations" Ki "lark of co-operation" comprised the coach's succinct explanation of the action, which came «'hilr the Bobcats were headed toward a successful defense of tfceir Rocky Mountain Conference championship. Suspended were Capt. Jack Brickley, Addison Farrell, Joe May, 0'iver Jacques, Fred Rooley, John Jiall and Corry Dogtcrom. • Don Jorgrnson and Jinx Ander[ Bn. regular forwards, were not Emonc those put off the team. I Brceden said he would use re- L serves for the other positions. The [Bobcats meet Colorado Mines here I this week-end in an important two- Cage League Lead Taken By Wyoming DENVER, Feb. 17—(AP)-Six consecutive victories shot Wyo- mng, a big preseason favorite, in- o unchallenged possession of the Bie Seven Conference basketball eai today for the first time this season. Moreover, the Cowboys are in the enviable position of playing their .wo closest pursuers, Utah and Colorado, one against the other in .he closing weeks of the title scamper. Wyoming has defeated the second-place Utes twice and third-place. Colorado's defending champions once. The leaders will tackle CU again at Boulder in their final contest March 8 in what will be either a "money" game or little more than an exhibition, insofar as Wyoming's title chances are concerned. Utah and Colorado, on the other hand, have yet to play their two games with each other. The first will be at Boulder Friday and the second at Salt Lake City a week ater.' Sophomore Ken Sailors' six field goals carried Wyoming to a 36-31 i-ictory over Utah Friday,' as the Redskins, ruggedest defensive club in the Big Seven, tied up the other Cowboy shooters effectively. Utah won five straight until losing two in a row to Wyoming and the loss last week snapped their tie for first place. Colorado's Buffaloes, although beaten in three of their first five games, have now captured four in succession to cling to third place with only three league games remaining on their schedule. Twenty-four-point shooting by dark-skinned Leason McCloud of Newton, Kan., earned Colorado a 43-35 triumph against Denver. McCloud and Bob Kirchner collaborated in Saturday night's 37-35 win over Colorado State, which was about as close as the Buffaloes ever h".ve come to losing to a conference foe in their fieldhouse. The biggest jump of the week was made by Brigham Young, advancing from sixth to fourth by reason of a 40-36 success against Colorado State and a 31-32 overtime verdict over Denver Saturday night. Wyoming heads into the western division again this week to play last-place Utah State at Logan Friday and Brigham Young at Provo Denver will play the same two Utah teams on their floors, but in reverse order. Utah will battle Colorado State at Fort Collins Saturday, following its Colorado engagement Mesa Lions Upset PBSW (From Late Republic Edition Yesterday) E Mesa Lions got off to a fly Ing start in the final third o class A City Basketball League plaj by defeating the tough PBSW quint, 41 to 37, last night. Enloe, a guard, led the winners work at the basket with 17 points and the Jones brothers, Paul and Earl, paced the PBSW scoring with 12 and 11, respectively. In other games, Lily Ice Cream defeated O. B. Marston, 55 to 3", with Marvin Lehman and Malcolm Straus setting the pace with 13 points each, and the Federal Employees won the first of their two-of-thrce games series for the employee division title with First National Bank by a 41-to-S2 count. Rex Phelps of the Lions took high honors in the latest install ment of the free-throw contest bucketing 13 shots in 15 attempts Hank Jones of PBSW and Strau connected with 12 shots each anr Paul Jones of PBSW tallied 1C, Son/a Henie's Successor- TOPS WORLD SKATERS: Megan Taylor is easy on the ice as she works out in San Francisco. Miss Taylor made the hazardous trip from England via Australia to appear in a number of events, the first in St. Paul, Minn. She took Sonja Henie's world women's amateur figure skating championship when the Norwegian star turned professional. She won the title in 1938 in Stockholm, repeated a year later in Prague. There was no competition last year. Coyotes Boast Bright Baseball Prospects TJASEBALL prospects are looking brighter at Phoenix Union High School where Coach Cliff Prather is busy building a nine out of green material. Prather made his first tentative cut last week when he limited his varsity squad to 18 players. He expects to cut the squad to 13 men following the close of the basketball season when Vernon Tuckey will be ready to handle the surplus on a second team squad. Prather will carry the smallest Coyote varsity squad in years in order to be able to concentrate on bringing them along rapidly. As it looks now, most varsity players will be seniors, several of whom have never before made an effort to make the team. Bill Farmer, who has a rifle arm, is looking good both to the field and at bat, and may solve the third-base problem. Bob Warrent, veteran infielder, looks to be a much improved player, while Prather plans to experiment with Eddie Gallardo as an infielder, once the veteran fly- hawk is released from the basketball squad. Bob Norton, a big boy who throws with an easy motion, may be transformed into a pitcher. If not, he is certain to fit in some place on the varsity for he is a hard worker who looks like a hitter. The Coyotes open their season on the local diamond March 7 when they face the veteran Casa Grande Cougars, champions of the East Central Conference last season.^ Phoenix faces a seriou test in fon- ference play March 21 when the club goes to Yuma to face a veteran Criminal nine which was a sensation in district ' Feminine Golfer Sets Exhibition (From Late Republic Edition Yesterday) Mrs. Opal S. Hill of Kansas City, nationally known golf star, arrived yesterday for a three-day visit during which time she will give golf exhibitions at several Salt River Valley courses. Mrs. Hill was one of the topflight amateur feminine golfers until she turned pro several years ago. She is expected to team with local feminine stars for an exhibition match at the Encanto Park course Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon, Milt Coggins, park pro, said yesterday. : o HOLD CLEAN RECORD The Texas Aggies have never lost a bowl game nor been topped .by an eastern eleven. Frosh Cager Joins Sports 'Screwballs' TJALEIGH, N. C., Feb. 17—(UP) •" Horace (Bones) McKinney, star center of the Nort Carolina State freshman basketball <.team, is the college court game's contribution to' the gallery, of magnificent screwballs of sports which includes such illustrious specimens as Dizzy Dean, Maxie Baer and Frank Kovacs, to name a few. Bones—he doesn't like to be called Horace because he con-. siders that name undignified— is six feet, seven inches tall, and has long arms he can flail like a uninhibited windmill. In addition to being a good basketball player—he has been State's high scorer in every game but one—he is the crowd's delight. He yells, flails his arms, pats the referee on the back, mumbles under his- breath, answers hecklers in the stands and gives himself pep talks. Bones talks constantly while playing. He can call a referee a so-and-so without moving his lips, and the referee can't prove he said it. If a foul is called on him he protests loudly to the crowd and later mumbles to the referee, "that's all right, bud, we all make mistakes." He proves disconcerting to his opponents — who oddly enough never lose their temper—by mumbling rapidly at them such things as: "Gee whizz, bud, I wouldn't do it that way. Look what you're doing. Gee whizz, don't you see all those people watching you? You wouldn't want to look silly, would you? Here, give me the ball, I'll show you how it's done." Once a rattled opponent actually gave him the ball. When State takes the offensive, Bones ambles down the court singing to himself, waving at someone in the crowd or replying to his frequent hecklers. ' Occasionally he walks down the court with his arm across the referee's shoulder, arguing vehemently while gesticulating to the crowd, and then abruptly closes the subject with, "Aw, forget it. You know your business—I guess." If an opponent is knocked down, Bones is liable to start counting him out, and then wheel suddenly and attack an official with, "I just want to keep the record straight Gee whizz, I know you're right, but call 'em fast." When he isn't doing anything else he's liable to be off by himsel: mumbling "come on, McKinney what's wrong with you? Aren'i going to let the boys down, are Champion Shows OldFormTo Gain 14th Title Victory DHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17—(AP)—The 'old Joe Louis—the Brown Bomber who was supposed to be on the road down—quit his kid- ing tonight. ' With a whistling right-hand smash that was just as explosive, just as sharp and just as damaging as any he .ever has thrown, the dusky jstrpyer put Gus Dorazio to sleep . one minute, 30 seconds of the 'cond round of their scheduled 5-round bout to successfully de- end his world heavyweight cham- onship for.the 14th time. It was an altogether different Joe Louis than-the fellow who was wild with his punches • against Al McCoy in Boston less than two months ago. And it definitely was a far differtn' fighting man than the slow-punching boxer who could do no more damage to Red Burman's chin than a feather duster less than three weeks ago in New York. - ; This was the Louis who "rocks" n and wrecks "em." And the 5,902 fans who jammed Conven- on Hall—biggest crowd ever to ee an indoor fight in Philadelphia —roared in agreement. At 203%, he was bigger than for play last spring. Other games: March 14—Peoria at Phoenix; March 27—Phoenix at North Phoenix, March 28—Buckeye at Phoenix. April 4—Phoenix at Tempe, April 8—Phoenix at Glendale, April 11—North Phoenix at Phoenix, April 15—Phoenix at Tolleson, April 18—Mesa at' Phoenix, April 25—Open. Canines Now Bred For Race, But Pedigrees, Mongrels Are Set To Challenge For American Dog Derby Honors BY HERB GORDON I A SHTON, Ida., Feb. 17—Sour- I douphs and greenhorns, pedi- [ crops and mongrels meet once tnnre in the American Dog Derby I here. February 22. Started for the amusement of the townfolk when Ashton was, .snowbound in the early spring of! , J91", thp rare is the oldest of its and in the United States. Card-table drivers are pitting j Wry Baum and his mixed team sjainst Everett Heseman. Baum, the Ashton Thunderbolt, I fiushed over the then" new 10-1 !<" circular track in 26 minutes, | seconds to prevail In 1938 and! [repeated in '39. Hiwman. who learned his raring from Baum. copped a .vear ago, rutting his teacher nut nf a third consecutive victory and permanent possession of the Hugler trophy. ' . Ashton. a little town in moun- amous Eastern Idaho, is prepared I [to welcome 10,000 persons to the I Itolorful derby. T It is quite "an honor to win, and [Bushers are not disinterested in •»? S2500 prize money. . Ashton's spectacle has seen some Beautiful and some mightv peculiar rj ings of dogs. k .In the early days of the race, jogs was dogs." Several times uie event was captured by as rc »nous a mixture of canines as *>'«• knew each other. In more went years, winners have been wed with racing in view. Typical of the unmatched J>ut worthy dogs of the first lew contests was the set that Pulled "Windriver" Smith to wcond place in the initial race, smith's team was composed of «ree hounds of doubtful an- wstry, a shepherd and a bull- U0(t. . A 13-year-old lad placed second [ !J[ 26 with a seven-dog string, no ™'° of which were alike in breed, Wjpr or size. Setters—Llewellyns and Irish— °J crossbreeds with a strong touch i OI setter have most consistently you? Thus pepped up, he'll tell one of his flustered opponents, "You watch me and I'll show you how to make that shot." He then makes it the way'he did at Durham High School which .won 67 consecutive games. Dreed won. iled drivers in on top. Olcott Zarn copped in ' . copped in '24, with Cel v Baum' winner in 1938 and 'S9, and swift team again are favored to capture American Dog Derby at Ashton, Ida, February 22. Tud Kent, six-time winner who aMy the greyhound stram, Wer than their uncrossed but are "' drivers used the same e rugged sled that the appearance of a chaise lo^cue frame without legs. 1 ° ng ptesident of the American AJMcUtion, m com- munity setup which sponsors, the race, is Warren Cordingley of Ashton, a racer of the early •20s. He claimed such victories as first place in the 105-mile grind in Calgary. Cordingley's son, Don, is a three- time winner of the Ashton show. Only five drivers entered the first American Dog Derby. There will be no fewer than 15, perhaps 20, this trip. The original course extended from West Yellowstone, Mont., to Ashton, a distance of 68 miles, over timbered stretches of typical Rocky 'Mountain terrain. Kent, whose feats in derby racing have become legendary, captured the inaugural in a raging blizzard in a little more than 26 hours. In '18, the second race was run on s 10-mile figure eight course adjacent to Ashton, but it's quite a jump from the first course to the one of today. This year, from a grandstand at the starting-finishing line, spectators will see the teams the entire length of the course. Until '36, cash prizes were the only incentive. In that year the Kugler Trophy was put up. Only three names are inscribed on the trophy—Lloyd VanSickle of Ashton, Baum and Heseman, who registers from Marysville, Ida. Van Sickle, an Ashton resident, came down in front in '36 and '37. Lobos Offer Tempe Tilt ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Feb. 17 •"• (AP)—The University of New Mexico today offered Arizona Stat( Teachers College at Tempe a two ime engagement here February -22 to make up an unplayed Bor der Conference basketball game scheduled at Tempe last week. George White, director of Lobo athletics, said the Border Conference commissioner would dispose jot the case if no arrangement could be, reached on the fill-in game. Due to a .misunderstanding, Tempe did not have the game on its books when the New Mexico team appeared at Tempe last Thursday, White said. The conference schedule calle< for a one-game appearance by Tempe here February 22. At state college tonight, Kermi Laabs, director of athletics, an nounced this week's two-game se ries between the Aggies and Temp had been changed from Thursda> and Friday to Wednesday am Thursday, at the request of Temp officials. This change would make possibl Tempe's acceptance of the doubl date offered by the Lobos. TEMPE. Feb. 17—Arizona-Stat Teachers College at Tempe accept ed tonight an invitation to play New Mexico University a two-gam series in Albuquerque February 21-22. Rudy Lavik, Tempe athletic dl rector, notified New Mexico offi cials that the Bulldogs would plai two games, instead of a single con test as originally scheduled, t make up for an unplayed Borde Conference fray booked here las Tempe's dates with the Nev Mexico Aggies at Las Cruces wer changed from Thursday and Frida: to Wednesday and Thursday to per mit the Bulldogs to play the extr game with New Mexico, Lavik said o • Archery Meet Won By Moor. (From Late Republic Edition Yesterday Arrows belonging to A. Y. Moor dominated the center of the targe as the Phoenician Archers hel their February turnament yeste day at Encanto Park. Moore, scoring 610 to lead th men's American round, was traile by Bob Buck, 549; Ben Rudderow 543, and Merk Kemp, 395. Mary Thompson and Patsy Camp bell, with 536 and 235, feature bow-bending in the women s Co lumbia round. Junior Thompso scored 335 in the junior Americar round; goes, and this near Ashton. The track remains pull. n Everything still year's race is expected to turn up some first-class oddities, like, for instance, the time Olcott Zarn won even though one of his Belgian police dogs took sick and was loaded onto the sled for the other four to GIRLS TILTS CARDED (From Late Republic Edition Yesterday Two games are scheduled fc play in the Monday Night Gir Basketball League at the Youn Women's Christian Association tc night Garfield will meet Phoen Junior College at 7:30 o'clock an the Ramblers will play Tempe .ai hour later. The ftague is sponsore by the Work Projects Admimstra tion. JIMMY BURKE DLL Since 1933 Jimmy Burke, form big league manager and coach, h been confined to his St. Louis horn by illness. ny of his 13 previous title de- enses, and while Gus top was eavier than for most of his pre- ious fights, he still was 10 pounds ghter than Louis. But 10 pounds, or a hundred, It rould have made no difference to- ight. For this was more like the estroyer rated by many as the reatest puncer ever in the ring, t was the heavy-duty cannon who ent Max Schmeling to a hospital, •ho took Tony Galento apart and vho has dominated the heavy- veights like a dictator since he ore the title from gallant old Jim iraddock four years ago. For .one round, he sparred around with Dorazio, trying to lure the low-slung South Philadelphia!! out of his crouch. Then, with the second round hardly under way, he started moving in. As Dorazio lunged forward, he ran right into a long, straight left that straightened him up. Before he could get down into his shell again, a right hand that traveled no more than six inches crashed flush against his chin with the effect of a 16-inch shell. The beetle-browed local boy hit tie canvas on his face, and lay tiere, his nose digging into .the esin, as Referee Irving Kutcher ompleted his count of 10. Gus vasn't quite sure afterward just vhat happened. "Why did the referee stop it?" le asked in his dressing room, ap- )arently in the opinion it was a :echnical knockout instead of the clean-cut sleep-producing job it actually was. Louis just shrugged his shoulders ivith a job of work well done. "Guess ah ain't slipped too much," he told reporters in his dressing room. Up to that point, Gus showed he wasn't afraid even a little bit. He walked into Louis as though walking through the front door of his home in the first round. He threw several punches to the body and a short left to the head. In the closing seconds, Joe opened Gus up and rushed him into the ropes with a two-handed attack to the body. If tonight was any indication, Joe's next opponent—slated to be gigantic Abe Simon of New York n Detroit March 21—had better order himself a suit of armor-plate right now. However, Dorazio, despite his Trail By WHITNEY MARTIN INJEW YORK, Feb. 17—The Notre Dame 'shift has • landed Frank Leahy at South Bend, and everybody seems quite happy about t except Boston College and the Irish assistant coaches who have had their jobs shot right out from under them. If the move is a happy one for Leahy, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy, or, if his record is an accurate yardstick, a more capable one.. There isn't a more gentlemanly, considerate or more modest man in the profession than the champion worrier from Winner, " D. He never takes credit for anything, and if you were to admire a new hat he was wearing he'd probably say his wife picked it out. He's self-effacing to the vanishing point, but in his own sweet^-that word best describes him—way he can handle a tough job better than most fog-horn, I-am-the- law guys who confuse noise with ability. Had he not already signed five-year Boston College contract his appointment would not have come as a surprise. In fact, his name was the first to pop into the heads of the fans in contemplating a successor to Elmer Layden. We even heard opinions expressed as far back as the last Sugar Bowl game at New Orleans Leahy would be the next crouching and bobbing, was more or less made to order for Joe. A' one point in the first round, he stood in a corner an tried to slug it out with the champion, which is like trying to play pat-a-cake with a buzz-saw. This rushing in was what finally proved his undoing, for he ran directly into the straight left which brought him erect before the right-hand crusher connected. He was speared on that jab like a lamb chop on a boarding house fork. On the other hand, Joe showed one thing—he is punching sharp and fast again. That alone should produce nightmares in the ranks of the heavyweights. Financially the fight was a success beyond even the fondest dreams of Louis and his fistic family. His gross gate was $57,522.62, far more than any indoor dition of being up there at top almost year after year. Eight, ever drew in arotherly love. o- this city of Gus Dorazio Misses Count PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17—(AP) Joe Louis put Gus Dorazio to sleep so soundly in the second round of their heavyweight championship fight at Convention Hall tonight that Gus didn't know he was counted out. "They shouldn't have .stopped the fight," groaned Gus in his dressing room. "I hit him a couple of good ones in the stomach in the first round. I'd like to meet him again." Jimmy Wilson, Dorazio's trainer, said in a whisper: "He thinks they stopped the fight, bnt he was out cold." "Gus shouldn't have lunged In with that left ihook," continued Wilson. "He was off balance and wide open for that right cross on the button." All was serene in the champion's dressing room. "I got him with a short right cross," drawled Louis "I shoved him off balance with my left and whipped across my right." "I got in one good uppercut in the first round. He tried to make a fight of it, but his bobbing and weaving didn't bother me once I got on to it." And the champion, who had hardly worked up a sweat, permittee himself a glimmer of a smile am walked off to his shower. that Irish coach, and there were rumors thai he was being scouted in that game by the Irish much as a rookie ballplayer would be given the once over by a major-league club. A year ago last fall we attended the Notre Dame-USC game at South Bend and heard vague rumblings of dissatisfaction with the state of football there. Nothing that growls here and there to the effect that Layden wasn't getting the most out of his. material; that he had sophomores sitting on the bench who could be winning games for him. The rumblings never reached roar. In fact, on the surface ev ervthing was serene. But heard them again at New Orleans One man, closely associated with the Notre Dame situation, put i' this way: 'They aren't playing Notn Dame football. The players don' have that all-out effort, the aban don in their play, that they had under' Rockne. Do you know th coach who has instilled that spiri into his men? None other than Frank Leahy. He's got the Rockne touch." Any criticism of Layden may be unfair. No two coaches operate under the same conditions, and Leahy may not have any bette luck at Notre Dame than Layden had. Which wasn't bad at all, i you ask us, but still wasn't in keeping with the Notre Dame tra Al most doesn't" count with the Irish Leahy will bring a new offense with him. It still has many of the basic Rockne teachings, but it incorporates innovations that are Leahy's own, and we can summon up a vivid. mental picture of the goggle-eyed astonishment of Irish fans when the backs start to deploy over the field like quail hunters and laterals zoom all over the landscape. If they want color in the offense, they're going to get it. It is reported that Leahy am Rockne spent many hours discus sing football when both were con fined to a South Bend hospita' and Leahy possibly absorbed som of the psychology that, more tha: anything else, was the foundatio: of Rockne's success. At any rate, he's got that some thing that makes his pupils pla; their hearts out for him, to coin ; phrase. And which brings his sue cess story to the familiar end: P. S —He got the job. Mission Five Edges Gar/ieW, 27 To 26 (From Late Republic Edition Yesterday) Father Emmett's Mission edge past the Garfield seniors, 27 to 26 in a close Work Projects Adminis tration Basketball League gam last night. In other contests, the Harmo seniors defeated South Phoenix 48 to 40; Madison's unlimited-div sion team defeated- Father Em mett's Mission. 53 to 47, and th Exiles defeated Garfield, 55 to 48 in another unlimited division game Ifoung Chisox StarFaces^ Bright Career STEW YORK, Feb. 17— (UP)— * Bob Kennedy of the Chicago Vhite Sox, y9ungest regular player n the American League, is headv ng for his second full season only s a major leaguer, but already as shown promise of being one f the circuit's best third base* men. -'-Kennedy will not be 21 years Id until August 18, and started his rofessionat career when he lacKr ed several months of being" 17 ears old. He still was in higft chool when he visited Comlskey 'ark and asked for a trial. — "You're too young kid," safii Coach Billy Webb. "Come back Bt year, and I'll look you over.'" • Today, only Jim Tabor o££ the Boston Red Sox comesS close to throwing as fast a ball~ as Kennedy when he whips the"; pellet across 'the field to first; base, bnt the Boston manz lacks Kennedy's ability toC throw strikes. — When Coach Webb .gave Ken- iedy the brush-off, Bob was a. itcher for an American League unior team and blew his fast bait iast the batters so effectively that le had four no-hit games to his redit. Turned down at Comiskey Park, e joined the Duffy Florals, crack emipro outfit, as a third baseman. ,ate in the year, he called at Comiskey Park again and when IB whistled a few from third to irst, Webb was impressed. So much so that he recommended the oy to Dallas but he was turned )ver to Vicksburg after about .4P games and then shuttled to LongV view in 1938. He led the East Texas League third-sackers in assists that •ear. . . Next year with Shreveport— he finally found his batting * eye and was called- up to join,; the White Sox. He seemed.; destined to get no farther than., a berth as a utility infielder.- until regular Jackie Hayes.- turned up with ailing eyes." Manager Jimmy Dykes was-; forced to shift Eric MeNair to second and installed Kennedy . at third. "I don't think I'll ever forget my first big-league game in 1940," says Kennedy. "I didn't get a hife In eight seasons Mel Ott, veteran outfielder of the Giants, drew 100 or more passes. o Illinois received from shows last, year §37,232. but neither did anybody else, because Bobby Feller pitched a nor hitter against us." Unimpressed by his son's big- .eague status, Kennedy's father, who is a hog-buyer at the Chicago stockyards, insists that he be in Ded every night at 9 o'clock. "Sure, you're a big-leaguer now ust as I always knew you'd be," says Kennedy, sr. "But to remain a big-leaguer and hit better than you did in 1940, you gotta hit the lay by nine." Kennedy figures he'll field better than ever this_ year besides hoping for a hitting improvement. Last year he could go to his right as well as any third baseman in the business, . bnt balls hit to his left went" on their way, uninterrupted by the Kennedy glove. Manager Dykes, a third baseman of some note in his day, took Kennedy in hand, figured out the fault and when the 1941 season begins, Bob's new position will bring him several steps farther from third base than usual. USF Names Athletic Head CAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17—(UP) •J The University of San Francisco board of athletic control today apf- pointed James R. (Jimmy) Needles, one-time USF coach, as its athletic director. The board also discussed appointment of a new football- ; coach to succeed George Mai-' ley, resigned. Among the candl-, dates were Al Tassi, present as-; sistant coach, Ernie Nevers,— Tiny Thornhill, Slip MadigaffX and tarry Seimering. 'Appointment of Needles indicated the board planned to drop Rod Chisholm, present graduate manager, but the board made no announcement in this connection. .. Needles left- a coaching job at Loyola last year. At USF he organized the school's first footbatt team several years ago, and also was basketball coach. PITCHERS PLENTIFTDI. •" After all the early trading arfd selling the Cardinals still have 20 pitchers left for the training camp. : —o-: •;" STILL GOING STRONG — Bill Dickey of the Yanks has caught in 100 or more games for the last 13 seasons. '1 CECIL PERKINS SAYS: "The Fish Are Biting at '.' PARKER LAKE,. On Both lave Bait and : Artificial Lures." "You'll find me all day at the Boat Laiftiinfc — at Pump Intake — 2 miles above Parker Dam; and at night at my home 2 miles below the dam." BOATS With or Without Motors • Cecil Perkins Boat Landing Parker Dam, Calif. boxing Thrills! Spills! Chills! At Arizona Snow Bowl's Third Annual SKI CARNIVAL 14^2 Miles X. W. of Flagstaff Feb. 21 22 23 Varied Competitive Ski -Events on Friday and Saturday Afternoons; , Grand Carnival Ball on Saturday Night; and both forenoon and afternoon final events on Sunday at the Snow Bowll You'll Enjoy Every Minute of it! Let STANDARD STATIONS Assist You Chet Anderson Webber Bros. " /Ariz.

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