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Page Two (Section Two) 1 Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Thuiiday Morning, February 20, Ifrtt Th • • Sports.. ; T *1 1 rail. By WHITNEY MARTIN VTEW YORK, Feb. 19—(AP)•^ They might try a simultaneou: assault on both flanks, but outsidi o" that we can't think of anything offhand in the way of original tac lies an opponent might use against Joe Louis. They've walked bravely toward him, straight up, with their eyes and their chins wide open. They've come in bobbing and weaving like a horse on a warped merry-go- round. They've crawled toward him like they were hunting a col laf button under a bureau. They'vi retreated so fast they were in dan £er of lapping Joe and being forced to make a rear attack. But the result always is the same. The stand-up guys are targets from the start. The kobbcrs and weavers finally fcob when they should have %eaved. The crouchers sooner «r later come up for air. The tetreaters set weary. Then it's Joe's turn to play bingo. There has been something of cycle in styles used against the Bomber since he won the title from Jim Eraddock, a stand-up guy. Tommy Fair bobbed and weaver liis way safely, broadly speaking through 15 rounds. Then came E succession of stand-up guys— Nathan Mann, Harry Thomas, Max Schmeling, John Henry Lewis and Jack Roper. The boys weren't getting very far, or going very far, so when Tony Galento puzzled Joe with a crouch it put Ideas into the heads of Louis' future opponents, and fellows who hadn't crouched since they were kids playing leap-frog suddenly began to squat in Russian dances all over the place. Bob Pastor came after Galento. He had stayed the limit before by a retreat in good order, and we caw no reason to change his style. He retreated for 11 rounds. Then came Arturo Godoy, a le- citimate croucher, or crawler, and he gave that style another boost by remaining upright, generously speaking, for 15 rounds. Johnny Paychek came next, and there still is doubt about his plans, except that he wished he was the heck out of there. As a guess, he planned a running game. At any rate, he made few passes at Joe. After Paychek, Godoy came back with his crouch and stayed eight rounds, and since then each of Louis' three opponents—Al McCoy, Red Burman and Gus Dorazio—has adopted that sag-kneed stance. It's no wonder, then, that Louis remarked after bopping Dorazio thj other night: "They need a new gag. This crouching don't go no more against me." Galento and Godoy undoubtedly puzzled Joe, but even the family cat learns through experience that if it watches the hole in the wall loss enough sooner or later the mouse will stick its snoot out, and Louis has learned that If he just bides his time the croucher will come up for air. Just what tactics Louis' future opponents will use is problematical. Billy Conn and Lou Nova are stand-up guys, and won't change their style. Abe Simon is too big to crouch. Personally, we wouldn't use any style. We'd just send out a minesweeper and hope for the best. o Colorful Cage Coach Lauded .TV/rEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 19—(INS) •••"•.The "Barnum" of the basket- bffl courts—Coach Frank W. Kean- cy, Rhode Island State—today was hailed as a sterling showman for th,e manner in which his high-scoring Rams captured their 17th win, a 42-28 decision over Tufts last night The colorful Keaney was much upset when 2,500 fans jeered his Rams for their stalling tactics in the second half with the Rhode Island boys sporting a 25-18 lead. Tufts had kept pace with the Rams during most of the initial half by "freezing" the ball. Leaping from the bench, Keaney Shouted that his boys were giving the Jumbos a taste of their own medicine and that Tufts couldn't take it. The good-natured crowd continued its shouting until Keaney finally walked off the floor. He was given thunderous applause. Feature Taken By Beautiful II ARCADIA, Calif., Feb. 19—(UP) Held under restraint until the stretch, L. B. Mayer's Beautiful spurted under pressure today to iwin the 52,500 Wilmington, feature race today at Santa Anita Park. Despite a tendency to swerve ou' approaching the the first turn an( again on the final turn, Beautifu II won the mile race by half a length from Mrs. A. Pelleteri's Bay View. Chalphone was crowded near the end but finished third, a neck behind Bay View. Beautiful II paid pari-mutue ticket holders $20.60, $8.80 and 54.40; Bay View paid $4.20 and 53 and Chalphone paid $3. In today's second race Rosalii Ranch's Lady Play, ridden bj Jockey Junior Nicholson, was cu down while racing well in fourth position near the half-mile post o the sixfurlong race. Track olfi rials said Lady Play's right rear leg was cut Globe Softball Officials Namec GLOBE, Feb. 19-Chester A wyant was elected president of th Globe Softball League at an or •ganlzation meeting in the Gil County Superior Court room las mght. Other officers chosen were Mrs Jack Warter first vice-president William Nutter, second vice-presi dent; Herbert Fox, third vice-presi fent; P. A. Phillips, secretary Frank E. Tipp-tt, treasurer; an Frank Giacoma, publicity manacer A committee named to meet wit the Globe School Board is com posed of Fred E. Wade, Nick Wu cich and Tippett *""> fans were present GOLFERS TEE OFF IN ANNUAL CLUB TOURNEYJQDA Mrs. McClure Paces Meet Links Stars Renew Feud- DEFENDER WINS MEDAL HONORS: Mrs. W. E: McClure, jr., Phoenix city women's golf champion shown putting on the Encanto Park course ye sterday, and Betty Putnam, University of Arizona coed watching Mrs. McClure, last year started a friendly rivalry in the Phoenix city tourney, and yesterday they took up right where they left off a year ago. Mrs. McClure defeated Miss Putnam in the 1940 finals, and yesterday won qualifying honors in a three-hole play-off after the pair tied at 18 holes. They are favored to stroke the! i way to the finals and repeat their battle for the championship in a 36-hole match Sunday.—(Republic Staff Photo.) Bradley Fails To Enter Horse In Kentucky Derby [OUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 19—(AP)—Colors of.Col. E. R. Bradley, which have flashed to victory in four Kentucky Derbies, will be out of the 1941 classic. Colonel Bradley wrote Col. Matt Winn, president of Churchill Downs, where the three-year-old thoroughbreds' $75,000 race is held each year, that "I haven't got a horse I can start." Nominations for the derby closed February 15 and will be announced March 8. Bradley said he was writing Colonel Winn because he did not want "friends, acquaintances and strangers" to throw away their money in the winter books on a horse that would not start. The master of Idle Hour farm said friends suggested he make a complimentary entry but that knowing his best bets, Bryan Station and Best Seller, would not be ready, he declined. He wrote: "So many people among my Tracks Offer Rich Purses HICAGO, Feb. 19— (AP)— Arlington Park and Washington 'ark will distribute almost 51,- DOO.OOO to horsemen through 66 was announced today by John D. lays of racing next summer, it ackson, general manager of the ;wo tracks. Arlington Park's meeting of 34 days will open June 23 and run through July 81, with Washington Park's 32-day session opening; August 1 and closing September 6. The joint program contains 27 stake events, 13 at Arlington and 14 at Washington Park. The 13th running of the classic on July 26 will top Arlington's meeting, with the No. 1 race at Washington being the American Derby, to be held August 23. Each of these three-year-old fixtures is endowed with $40,000 added money and each is expected to gross approximately $70,000. Purse -and stake endowments alone will total $802,800, Jackson said. In addition, the tracks will distribute $15,000 in prizes to leading trainers and jockeys . and make special awards in all races longer than IX miles. Both tracks have taken steps to provide insurance protection for jockeys and exercise boys. In addition to the classic and the derby, here are other standout events at the two plants: Arlington—July 12, the Futuritv, two- year-olds, $20,000 added; Julv 4 Stars and Stripes Handicap, Oiree- $10 ' 000 added : Stakes, 1\vo- $10,000 added- fillies, ywr , , e Washington— September 1, Washington Park Handicap three-vpar sd U00 friends, acquaintances and strangers will play my horse in the winter books just for luck. I hate to see them toss their money away without a chance to so much as have a starter. For this reason I have entered neither horse." Bradley added that "I won't have a horse, but I want my same old boxes, and I want to assure you I have some fine two-year-olds which will win for me in 1942." Colonel Winn said that while he was sorry the 1941 renewal would not have the glamour associated with a Bradley contender he heartily approved of his friend's action. This marks the fourth time since 1920 that Bradley has not nominated a horse for the derby. • Bradley's colors won in 1921, 1926, 1932 and 1933. Last year his Bimelech was the ovewhelming favorite but lost to Gallahadion. tw o-year-old S , Golf Field Led By Jean Bauer NASSAU, Bahamas, Feb. 19— (AP)—Jean Bauer of Providence, R. I., scored a 77 today to lead a Browns Sign Three Players ST. LOUIS. Feb. 19-(AP)_The Browns tonight announced the signing of three more players and said they would take Frank Grube former Giant and White Sox catcher, to training camp as a free agent Grube, who played with Toledo of the American Association for a time last season, will be given a tryout in competition with the the {icd the opening round of a three day women's medal play golf tournament Marion Miley of Lexington, Ky., was in second place with a 78 and Mary Agnes Wall of Menomlnee, Mich., third with a 79. Jane Crum of Orangeburg, S. C., and Jane Cothran of Greenville, S. C., scored 80's. Mrs. Vilas Norton of Golf, HI., carded an 82; Mrs. Russell Mann of Milwaukee and Elizabeth Hicks of Pasadena, Calif., 80's; Mrs. T. Schluderberg of Baltimore 85, and Mrs. Charles Karnaugh of Cleveland, 86. Army Accepts Hurler CHICAGO, Feb. 19—(INS)—Felix Kanvales, 22 years old, a pitcher owned by the Cleveland Indians baseball system, was accepted for a. year's service in the army today. Karwales had been notified to report to the Cedar Rapids, la., team of the Three-I League for further Snow Ridge^ Outsider Win Feb. 19—(AP)— H. C. Phipps' Snow -lyriAMI, 1U Mrs. Ridge qualified for the 550,000 added Widener Challenge Cup by winning the Atlantic City Purse at Hialeah Park today, but a poorly regarded plater named Hilfair caused more excitement Hilfair, owned by W. W. Stone, startled a crowd of 14,928 by winning the turf course seventh race and paying $137.80 for $2 In the straight mutuels. Sam Luce, apprentice jockey, booted Hilfair to the finish line a length in front of Grey Doll, with Sweet Showno third in the mile-and-one-half race. The surprise winner paid 550.90 to place and 519-50 to show, Grey Doll refunding $12.70 and S5.90, and Sweet Showno paying 55.30 on the show end. Snow Ridge, under 111 pounds including Jockey Porter Roberts, drove to a length victory over J. A. Miles' Play House, with James B. Campbell's Devil's Crag another half-length behind. The Phipps colt ran the mile and one quarter—the Widener distance—in 2:03 2/5 and paid S6.70, $5.40 and $3.30 across the board. Play House returned $5.60 and $3.50, with S2.70 the show price- on Devil's Crag. Two other Widener eligibles- Marshall Field's Piping Rock and W. C. Stroube's Sirasia—were dismal failures. Piping Rock finished sixth, and Sirasia last in the eight- horse field. Arizona Slates Lumberjack Tilt TUCSON, Feb. 19 — (AP) — Scheduling of a game here November 8 with Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff was announced today by A. L. Slonaker, graduate manager of the University of Arizona. The booking completed an Arizona football slate of 10 contests for 1941. Next season will mark the first time Arizona will meet all five co- members of the Border Conference on the gridiron. Other home games will be with New Mexico Aggies and Texas Mines, both conference foes, Nevada, Kansas State and Utah. Away from home the Wildcats will meet New Mexico at Albuquerque, Arizona State Teachers College at Tempe, conference opponents, and Notre Dame at South Bend, and Oklahoma A and M at Still water. City Tourney Title Matches Open Today M RS. W. E. McCLURE. Jr^ the defending champion, and Betty Putnam, last year's runner-up, picked up their rivalry in the 18- hole qualifying round of the fourth renewal of the annual Phoenix city women's championship golf tournament yesterday over the Encanto Park course—and the friendly feud has lost none of its heat. The two golfers wound up the journey with 84s and then agreed to play three extra holes for medal- ist honors. On the 20th green. Miss Putnam missed a short putt and a chance to repeat as the tourney s medalist. Mrs. McClure, with a par four, won the hole and qualifying If the two continue the pace they set yesterday, they'll probably meet in the 36-hole finals Sunday and the outcome should be closer than the 5-and-4 count of 1940. , „, Miss Putnam outdistanced Mrs. McClure on tee shots yesterday but the diminutive Encanto goher had the University of Arizona coed bested on approach shots and green W Mrs. McClure wound up the first nine in 40, two over women s par after chalking up seven one-putt ereens. Miss Putnam had a 43, exceeding regulation figures by one stroke on the first, second, sixth, seventh.and eighth holes. Mrs. McClure faltered slightly on the back nine and wound up with a 44 four over par, while the Tucson golfer was just one stroke over the prescribed amount. After carding fours on the 19th, the defending champion won medalist honor* on the 20th by following up a fine approach shot with an accurate putt They played the 21st hole, according to the agreement, and both carded fours. The Phoenician opened the qualifying round with a shaky seven, two over par. but., for the next six holes she was even with standard figures. On the eighth, she banged out-a birdie-five and then went one over on the ninth. The third-place qualifier, Mollie Johnson, another University of Arizona coed, was well back with a 91. Three strokes behind her was Mrs. Charles Voigt of Denver with a 94. Bracketed with 96s were Mrs. B. J. Russell and Mri. Frank Tully. Mrs. E. K. Foutz posted a 98. one stroke under the score of Mrs. W. R. Wiley. Mrs. M. L. Wheeler came in with a 101. The pairings for today, qualifying scores in parentheses: 9:30 o'clock—Mrs. McCiure (84) vs. Mrs. Wheeler (101); Mrs. Russell (96) vs. Mrs. F. W. Pool (107). 9:35—Miss Johnson (91) vs-. Mrs. L. L. Sams (102); Mrs. Foutz (98) vs. Mrs. M. E. Barnhill (115). 9:40—Miss Putnam (84) vs. Mrs. Gray Madison (102); Mrs. Tully (95) vs. Mrs. Jerry Packham (107). 9:45—Mrs. Voigt (94) vs. Mrs. A. E. Pettlt (107); Mrs. W. R. Wiley (99) vs. Mrs. Henry Albers of Flagstaff (128). The eight winners will make up the championship flight, and the losers will be dropped into the first flight. Coach Joins Air Force B ROWNWOOD, Tex., Feb. 19— (INS)—L E. (Shorty) Ransom, who is giving up his job as a college football coach to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, today left by auto for New York—and an adventure whose end he can't foresee. The soft-spoken, mild-mannered coach and athletic director at Daniel Baker College doesn't feel there's anything unusual about his change of ocupation. Flying is no novelty to him. He was in the V. S. Air Corps during World War days, although he didn't get to serve overseas. And in Brownwood he's been flight instructor for a Daniel Baker Civil Aeronautics Administration training course. Ransom expects he'll be used as a flight instructor with the Dominion's forces. As such, he may get to work once more with Wilbur Roberts, who might have been a regular on the 1940 Daniel Baker football team if he hadn't gotten the urge to fly for Canada. Phils' Pitcher Hurt PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 19—(INS) Frank Hoerst, right-handed Phillies' pitcher, today was suffering- from a fractured ankle which may prevent any baseball activity for a month. Hoerst, basketball coach at a Philadelphia-high school, was hurt during a practice session on the court. Seat Covers Time Is Coming We have a complete line of tailor made covers for all cars. Smith 6 Store Van Buren at 1st St FIGHTS TABBT FRIDAY NIGHT Legion Arena—SS8 West Washington St. • DOUBLE MAIN-EVENT I Bounds BOY ROMERO PERKINS * * * BOBBY 8 Rounds Heavyweights JACK TAYLOR- DILLON 3 OTHER BOUTS AMI A BATTLE ROVAI, Four Favorites Top Big Field In Qualifying Play >OB GOLDWATER, the rangy golfer who was comedalist in the pack throughout the •"-* Phoenix Country Club invitational tournament last year, figures to repeat as the field heads down the fairway in the 18-hole qualifying round today—and, this time, he's primed to stay ahead of the . +, ,—.L .n._ J2th annual renewal of the club's amateur —. links shindig. Goldwater, city champion and om of the red-hot favorites in thi quest for the Dr. Kim Banniste Memorial Trophy, banged out a sizzling 69, two under par, a fev days ago, and in final tuneups fo the invitational, his putting has be come as precise as a schoolteacher' diction. The three other favorites were letting no grass grow under their feet in yesterday's last-minute practice junkets. Kim Bannister, the defending champion, toured 16 holes in one stroke under standard figures and pronounced himself ready for the wood and iron hostilities. Mathewson Called Best Of All Time XTEW YORK, Feb. 19—(UP)— "Bobby Feller of the Cleveland Indians is a good pitcher, sure, but so are a lot of other guys who've only been around four seasons. You gotta use years as a yardstick in baseball when you start picking the 'greatest' in the game. That's why I pick Christy Mathewson as the greatest pitcher that ever lived." It was Roger Bresnahan talking. The Bresnahan whose baseball history ranks him as one of the game's immortals; whose catching wizardry was a byword 35 years ago and who helped write one of the diamond's brightest legends when he was on the receiving end of the great Mathewson's three shutouts against the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1905 World Series. Bresnahan, one of John J. McGraw's most popular athletes, is employed by a brewery in his home town of Toledo, O. He visited New York for the first time in several years when he attended the recent baseball writer's dinner. "Mavbe the years have kinda taken the shine from Matty around here," Bresnahan said, "but he'll always be the best to me. "Feller's good, I'll grant you that and he may some day be greater than Matty and Walter Johnson put together. Only time will tell and that's why I'll choose Matty all the way. Remember, be was tops for 15 years, which is a mighty long time, no matter how you figure it." Time was called while the baseball minds in attendance, digested the Bresnahan pronouncements and highlights of Roger's own impressive record were dissected. Bresnahan was one of the stars of that 1905 World Series, first for McGraw. All five of the games were pitching masterpieces—shutouts—and Bresnahan was behind the plate for every one. He was also the player who made the first progressive step in protective baseball equipment by .strapping on shinguards at the Polo Grounds. "Boy, they sure called me lots of names when I tried on those shinguards," Bresnahan chuckled. "They must have been a good .idea at that, though, 'cause they tell me catchers still wear 'em. 'To get back to Matty, I think control was his greatest asset. No batter had to be afraid of him, in fact, they all were so unafraid they took toe-holds. Why he once went through two entire seasons and hit only two batters. "Yeah, I guess the one word that describes him best is poise—short for poison." Five Cardinals Sign Contracts ST. LOUIS, Feb. 19—(INS)—Fivel more members of the St. Louis Cardinals have signed 1941 contracts, Cardinal headquarters announced today. The club now has 23 players signed. The latest to come to terms were Pitchers Lonnie Warneke, Ira Hutchinson, Elwin (Preacher) Roe, and Max Surkout, and Infielderj Steve Mesner. Both St. Louis major league clubs — the Cardinals and the Browns—are scheduled to begin spring training next Monday. The Cardinals will train at St. Petersburg, Fla., while the Brownies will train at San Antonio, Tex. I Jack Trimble, the state amateu kingpin who banged out an even par round Tuesday, was a littl over the prescribed number o strokes yesterday, but his scor wasn't high enough to alarm him And Barge Pease, the former stat champ, is ready to renew his ques for titles. The swamis hesitate to give th aforementioned quartet an exclu sive blessing for the meet. There' a covey of dark horses capable o kicking over the oft-abused dop bucket before the 36-hole finals en the match-play affair Sunday. One of them is Dr. E. Payn Palmer, jr., who has regained hi putting touch and thereby become a major threat, and Arthur 1> Powers, senior champion of Chf cage's Olympic Fields layout, can' be counted out. R. A. Stranahan of Toledo is rated by the clubhouse experts as a shotmaker who can easily upset the fair-haired boys. Two other highly rated out-of-town- ers will be Clarence Brown, Tucson city champion, and Russell Valentine of Globe, who won the Phoenix invitational several years ago. Tom Lambie and V. C. Arm strong, jr., added a few surplu strokes to par yesterday, bu they're both looked upon as able t breeze through ordinary competi tion. T. M. Meanley, who makes an annual pilgrimage from his L Pill alif.. Jolla. Calif., home, will be on hanc as will Robert Gardner, another L{ Jolla shotmaker. Other late entries included Tom Coffin, who was comedal- ist with Bannister; T. E. Peterson, jr., Orley Stapley, John O'Keefe, H. T, White of Chicago, Jack Freund, Jt H. Foresman of the Winged Foot Club, Mamaroneck, N. Y., Dr. E. S. West of Yakima, Wash., Wayne Willis of Tucson, .Buzz Davies, Neil B. McGinnis, C. A. Upton and Z. T. Addington. The golfers will tee off in four somes, starting this morning, anc then go into match play for thre days. Eighteen holes will be play ed tomorrow, another 18 Saturday and the 36-hole finals Sunday. Hurler, Infielder Signed By Phillies PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 19—(INS Signed contracts held by Gerry Nugent, president of the Phillies today totaled 18 with receipt o agreements from Pitcher Ike Pear son, a holdover, and Jimmy DU lingham, third baseman, Atlantic semipro. Nugent emphasized he expected no "holdout trouble" from those still outside the fold. Holiday Specials! Collapsible Landing Nets 9Bc Heddon Fa) Rods 3.95 up level Wind Casting Reels 8Bc up New Pflueger Skllkast Keel (No Backlashes) 5.83 15 Lb. Shakespeare K'Tlon Line 1.12 spool Hawaiian Wlgxlers 69c Babe Oreno 59c ENTER OCR HEAVY BASS AND CATFISH CONTEST BELL'S SPORTING GOODS 40 N. First Are. 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