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Ruffin,Zurita Matched Mirrors of Sport NEW YORK, Dec 29 (AP) Bobbv T?,,fr iew ium U8lll"l,,,l z-urita of tin New Y huuu, vvt.t vtt t,'" a. AU-round 1m t ;M iVfarlicnn Smiar fianrfpn nn ,Tim.n. , . ""Out Jl ' ' 1 ' "U 1 , I I T , bout replaces the Tami Mauriello-Joe'Baski fi i v1" which was postponed indefinitely hpcanJ . By Havey J. Boyle Pot-C&zU Sparta Zditar Mauriello's illness. ( 1 1 i ? i Hi i . - V. i V' is ? ... f f : 1 t If i ? i i sr. ) ri 1 i f I- i : s ! - I 'i i i : The Hitting Comparison Because of such giants as Ruth, Gehrig and many others, the American League for a good many years was the "hitting league," as opposed to the defensive qualities of the National. Followers of the senior league grumpily com plained that the ball used in the other league had a little more juice in it than the sphere that prevailed in the National, but this was a charge the Americanos always laughed off, - f Now, either because National League pitching fell off, or American League hitting took a slump with the departure of such stars as Ted Williams, Hank Green-berg, and others, the National takes first place in the all-important department of hitting. Thus, Musial, the National's best hitter made a mark of .357 as opposed to the high by Appling, .328. Rudy York,' of the Tigers made more home runs, 34, than his equivalent in the National, Nicholson of the Cubs, 29, but Musial's total bases, 347, was better than York's 301. The Donora boy overcame nection afforded York with his hits were 20 higher than the Vaughan, of the Dodgers American leader, Case, who made 102. Again, Musial with 4S doubles topped Wakefield's 38, and Musial's 20 triples were better than two American rivals, Lindell of the Yanks and Moses of Chicago, each of whom got 12. Finally, the Cards' hatting mark of .279 was better than the league leading Tigers' collective total of .26L Musial Help a Lot A large part of the favorable National story was wrapped up in the person of Donora's first citizen, Musial. He was all over his rival, Appling, like planes over Berlin. He made 220 hits against 192 for Appling; he made 13 homers against Appling's three, and his total bases record was more than 100 better than the Whitesox star's. The National, however, could not cut down the American's superiority in the matter of home runs. The Americans made 473 to 432 for the National. The virtue of the home run can never be deflated, but it is a curious fact that the poor Giants, bed-ridden in the sense of fighting for a pennant, and beyond doubt the worst entry Greater New York had ever put into the modern sweepstakes, led their league in four base wallops. They won the National home run championship with a total of 81. The Yankees led their league with an even 100. The hard hitting Cardinals got 70 homers. The Cardinals had the best winning streak, 12, and the Cubs had the worst losing streak, 11. In the over-all picture Pittsburgh's best contribution to the season was Kip Sew ell's 21 -victories and Bob Elliott's .315 mark. Brother Paul Gets a Call Brother Paul Waner was one of the league's 16 .300 hitters, although this came partly from the fact that he was used in only 82 games. However, that is a tidy mark for an old codger who was serving his eighteenth season in the big show. His 70 hits this season raised his total to 3,112 blows for his entire career. At 40 years of age, it is' doubtful whether Paul can hang around long enough to bring his grand total up to the National League mark set by a fellow named Wagner who made 3,430 in 21 seasons. When Paul was on one of his visits here with the Dodgers last, season he walked out after a week-day game to hear a friend ask, complainingly, why Paul had to sit on the bench throughout the whole game. It eem this particular fan had gone to the game just to see Paul in action. "I guess they're saving me for the Sunday crowd," laughed Waner. Whatever the reason, there would be no complaint from the trim little outfielder who has put on such a great show over the years. While the National's hitting superiority over the junior league afforded a measure of satisfaction for the National followers, the Cardinals' blowing the world series is cited by the Americanos as added proof that the National still needs to go out and get a reputation. What the National needs most of all, it would seem, off the fact that Joe McCarthy was allowed to slip through its fingers into the rival circuit, is a higher evaluating of the personnel in its orbit. Can you fiirure the American League leaving the equivalent of Pie Traynor on the sidelines instead of using his great experience to bolster the league as a vi hole? It's almost certain that just as McCarthy was grabbed up, Traynor, too, will find a berth In the American loop eventually. Texas 2-to-l To Win Game Randolph Field Held Underdog DALLAS. Dec. 29. .T The University of Texas was installed a 2 to 1 favorite today to win the eighth annual Cotton Bowl football game from Randolph Field, only all-service team in a bowl this season. Along betting row and reports Indicatad considerable activity there you had to give seven points to take Texas If you didn't go in for the 2 to 1 odds. If you liked Itandolph Field you could get six points, not bad for a team with a fancy passhing attack built around the great Glenn Dobbs, formerly of Tulsa U. As wager talk picked up so did the sale of tickets. Game Director James H. Stewart, who hopes at least S3.000 will be in the stands for the kick-ofT. disclosed that tickets had been sold down to the 15-yard lines. - Ex-Card Star Dies CLEVELAND. tc. 29 (.T Lmiis R. (8tv F.vtm, SO. lormr first turtmin rd outnldr with tfc St. Lou I Cardt-aaia. di4 br last night after a Ions tilna. H li a tnrmbrr of tht m)or luiut ll-star tmm tbat mud a world-widt exhibition trip In 19U-14. How About His Gas Coupons? VALLEJO. CaU Dec. 39. -T A Vallejo, Cal- duck hunter was fined for hunting without a licence, taking ducks without a duck stamp, shooting from a motor vehicle, shooting from a main highway and shooting migratory birds without a rifle . . . And Wilbur Adams of the "Sacramento Bee" wonders uhy ho wasn't also pinched for parking on the highway to make it an end of a perfect day. mark in the American made the advantage in this coh round trippers. Musial's 220 Tigers Wakefield's 200. scored 112 runs against the Bisons Blank Reds, 3 to 0 Buffalo Strengthens Place in Ice Loop PROVIDENCE, R. I.. Dec. 29. CP The Buffalo Bisons defeated Rhode Island, 3-0, here tonight.' BUFFALO PROVIDENCE Ceryance G . . . Dill K. D.. Bfislsr t,. U.. Kaminsky C.... Bennett fl. W.. K.'em . .L. W. . Refer A. G. Smith. River. Buflalo scares Hunt. Karakas Kemp Hoed Wnittet Cooper . Poixo Linesman Gus Ttiurter. Tbie- beault. Atanaa, Walton, Kobuseen, Waid- nit. Waldner, Rimstad. Providence, spares Getnera, Gagnon, Forget, Giroux. Lemlre, JBberwood. Btod- daru Johnstone, Scbultx. M.OKli tlttst PERIOD No score. Penaltiej Stodd&rt, TBuner. E.UD PERIOD 1 Buffalo, Klein (Bennett!. 2:44. 2 BufTaio. Kobussen (Walton). :23. 3 Buffalo WaidrifT (Tburwr), 18:00. Penalties estoddart. DU1. THIRD PERIOD fo score. Penalties None. CLEVELAND. Dec 29. JP Hershcy's Bears and Cleveland's Barons, battled to a 2 to 2 deadlock here tonight before a crowd of 10.819. HERSHEY Damor Knowles ..... Uo Kilrea CLEVELAND ... P. Gauthier ........ Sprout ....... Bessocc ....... Sfibna a . G ...... . ..R. D . .L. D O'Neil G. Oautiiier . . Prokop Hersck MUKIMi 'lhT PERIOD 1 Ciereland. Hsrjtatteimrr (Sprout), 11:01. Penalties Sprout, O. Gauthier (majors). Harms. Hudson. M. tD FCKIOD 2 Hershey, Kilrea funaMlftrd). :14. J Herhey, Hudson (kot. Knowlesl, l:33. IHlRIt PERIOD leveiand. Trudet (Birt&olome. Bur- lingtoa), 3:20. Injured Jockeys Set to Ride Again NEW ORLEANS. Dee. 29 . Erie rjuerln. Bobby Strantt and Al Snellj-n. Jockeys injured In recent spills at New Orleans, expect to be ndinc aaia at the Fair Groonds sob Srrange and Pnening may he weannc their silks later this week. Ouena. however, has pw to ttu boma la aiaxiBCouio. La., t recuperate. Washington Wins Highest Amateur Honor f f t -- X V f . - . n r t TLX: v i I .S. GILL DODDS Dodds, the divinity student from Boston by way of Ohio, was chosen the winner of the Sullivan Memorial Trophy, emblematic of top amateur athletic honors for the year. He is the National AAU 1500 meter track champion. View Close Battle In Suirar Bowl c Expect Tulsa, Gal Tech To Stage Thriller; Both Have Good Lines NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 29. UP) "Railbirds" expressed the opin ion today that the Sugar Bowl game between Georgia Tech and Tulsa on New Year's Day will be a "close contest" for these two reasons: 1. The Tulsa Hurricanes have a greatly Improved ground attack over their Sugar Bowl team of last January 1. 2. Both the Hurricanes and Georgia Tech have substantial lines from "end-to-end." Last year the Tulsa offensive depended almost entirely upon the passing of the great Glen Dobbs and Clyde Leforce, No. 2 tailback. The Hurricanes were without a sound ground attack against lennessee in me i4i sugar isowl Transfer Fullback Camp Wilson, 10-pounder who was the nation's No. 2 ground gainer at Hardin-Simmons last season, and Ed Shed-locky, 185, wingback from Ford-ham, give Tulsa a formidable run ning attack. Add the passing of Leforce and Maurice Wade, for mer Missouri star and the Hurricanes' backfield compares favor ably with Georgia Tech's EdJie Prokop. Frank Broyles, Mickey Logan and Ail Faulkner. C. B. Stanley, 207, tackle, and Felto Prewitt, 200, center, playing their first season with Tulsa, have bolstered the Hurricane line. Coach Bill Alexander used seven navy transfers from other colleges to mold the Southeastern Conler ence's strongest line for Tech. All America Guard John Steber from Vanderbilt and Tackle Bill Cham bers of Alabama are the key men in the forewall. Basketball Results COLLEGE Okla. A ties .... 45 Soath western ... Texas Christian. .Sa Phillip Altmabt 4T Arkaasaa Tufts ft Boston KS ... .Norfolk NTS. 4 Ohio Male Mt. t. Maris ...M Sew I amherlaad .39 -SO .40 .48 ..Kl ..-) .37 Rice . . 0 Texas Tech .... Illinois 4 t.reat Um ... . C. P-F 4 Ft. Bragg ..... toinmhia ....... 9 tale MIoart 19 Hashhure ...... Prinretun 33 Krklyn Poly ... Drew ieehlva Denver 47 Omaha ........ (ornell C t Connertlrot Oklahoma 31 Norman aval .. HlliM S(HIK)L Aliqulppa ' Meen , Arottdale . Horl Avoawrtk 34 M. ertinira ... St. - Justin 39 M. Thomas .... (. George y 34 8t. Jimej ....... IDKPI.DENT Pch. Coast G. rs43 Cyaatmld ...... KLIBE.AT10.N LEAGIES Onry Jra. ....48 tow ley Jr. ... Ormsby Inter. . 39 Cowley Inter. . DEFENSE LEAGt E. Nnttait 39 Cmcible , Overtime. .m .33 .43 .ti .31 .45 .45 3i .17 39 38 Hockey Summary VmKK11A IEAOIE I.AXT NIGHT'S Kfcl LT Buffalo 3 frnvidrnre I kfTflaad Z Hrrsbry TUli OF INK TEAMS HCMtKM IMtlMO V . I., t. or;. Ft. ttevrlaad Jt i T 2 liMttanapoHft 1 S 13 rrumKbH.. i n t n EASTERX DIV1MO W. I T. . OO. Hmtrr 1 4 83 . V3 53 Safral 1 1 S M M It ... IS M Si IS La Motta-Kochan Sullivan Award Goes To Dodds Running Parson Polls 860 Votes; Bill Smith Places Second NEW 'YORK. Dec. 29. C5 Gilbert Dodds, the running parson from Boston, today was named winner of the James E. Sullivan Memorial Trophy the award annually given by the Amateur Athletic Union to the athlete who was judged to have done the most to advance the cause of sportsmanship during the year. In winning the trophy that has gone to nine other trackmen since it was first awarded to Golfer Bobby Jones in 1930, the National 1,500-meter champion had things pretty much his own way in the final balloting of 600 sports leaders of the nation. He polled 860 votes, as compared with 469 for Bill Smith, the Hawaiian swimming ace now stationed at Great Lakes naval training station. Platak Finished Third Joseph Platak of Chicago, who has dominated handball competition for many years, was third with 425 votes. He was followed Past Winners MW YORK. ee. J. LP) Wla-nr of the James E. SuIHtsji Memorial Trophy with the sports la hlrk they participated are: 1930 Bobby Janes, solf. Barney Bertingrr, trark. 19:12 Jrm Baaseh. trark. 1033 CHenn Cnnningham. track. lf:U BUI Bouthrnn. trark. 193S Lswmn Little, golf, 19341 Glenn Morris, trark. - 1931 Don Bndce, tennis. " 1M Don Lash, trark. t :(! Joe Burk. rowinar. 40 .rory Rice, trark. 1941 ll.e Marmltrhell. trark. 194J Cornelius Harmerdam, track. 1943 Gilbert Dodds, track. ' by Bill Hulse, America's fastest miler from the New York A. C, with 393 votes and Ann Curtis, outstanding woman swimmer of 1943 from San Francisco, with 263. Other athletes considered in the final poll, after the field had been narrowed to eight, were: Ken Sail ors, basketball player from University of Wyoming; Mary Win-slow, Nashville, Tenn-, Business College basketball star, and Wil liam Watson, former Michigan ath-' lete who won the National decath lon championship In the colors of the Detroit Police A. A. Dodd'e selection was unique In that he won top honors the first time his name was submitted to the sports leaders. Until two years ago the divinity student, who races for the Boston A. A., was virtually Unknown. He won the National indoor mile title and the outdoor 1,500-meter crown in 1942 and repeated this year in the 1,500 meters. t Rose To Heights In Losing He rose to his greatest heights, however, while bowing to Gunder Haegg during the Swedish runner's tour of this country last summer. Gil met Haegg at any dis tance in a series of races that raised $135,000 for the Army Air Forces Aid Society. When Haegg set an American mile standard of 4:05.5 at Berea, Ohio, and Hulse finished second in 4:06, Dodds turned in his fastest clocking for the distance with a 4:06.1 mark. Presentation of the trophy prob ably will be made around February 26, when the National A. A. U. indoor championships will be held at Madison Square Garden- Capt. Hank Greenberg Gets New Assignment TORT WORTH. Tex.. Dec. 29 (UP Caotain Hank Greenberr, former Detroit Tiger sluager, has completed a 15-moni tour of duty at the headquarters of Lieutenant General Barton K. Younfa AAF traminr command and been given a new assignment, jt was revealed today. The Good By Edward Eleven years ago Pittsburgh lost one of its foremost writers when John H. Gruber died at his home in W est View at tha age of 79 years and three . m o nths. He was a pioneer among local sports editors and had no peer as a statistician and his torian in thj big field of athletics. "Uncle John" John H. Gruber as n e was known far and wide, was a native of New Albany, Ind, but learned the printing trade at Louisville In boyhood and came here to obtain a job on the old "Volksblatt" in 18T5. Five years later he was working in the composing room of the "Pittsburgh Times." He Introduced a column he called "Willow's Review" which carried the first "standing of clubs" ever published regularly la a local newspaper. mm IN ! ft 31 Favorite A Champion Bear at Home V Jr fit V M . 5- s ' ... Foet-Gaxett Photo Although he has eight season of guard play with the Chicago Bears to his credit, Dr. Dan Fortmann is as happy over winning the National Football League title last Sunday as the lowliest rookies. Now a resident physician at Presbyterian Hospital here while studying surgery he is pictured- in his Oakland home with his wife and Tommy, their 14 month-old son. Di Fortmann Starred For Bears Sans Drills Joined Squad Day Before Each Game; Believes Long Grid Career Is at End By Jack Sell After 15 years of football competition, three at Pearl River, N. Y., High school, four at Colgate University and eight with the Chicago Bear professionals, Dr. Daniel J. Fortmann, captain and guard of the National League champs, believes that his gridiron career is over. Now a resident physician at Presbyterian Hospital, where he is studying surgery, the 27-year-old line star was able to play in every game during the past season as a week-end ' commuter-gridder. He joined the squad only, the day before each contest. "I made most of my trips by plane and was only "bumped off,' as they say, due to priorities a few times," Dr. Fortmann recalled yesterday. "This may sound like heresy to sports coaches and trainers, but I actually felt stronger Leahy to Attend Sugar Bowl Tilt BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss.. Dec. 29. CP) Coach Frank Leahy of Notre Dame and his assistant, Eddie McKeever, were among spectators watching Tulsa scrimmage here yesterday for its Sugar Bowl game with Georgia Tech New Year' Day. "We play Georgia Tech in Atlanta early next season," Leahy said, "and I don't mind saying I am down Jiere to scout Coach Bill Alexander's team in their game with Tulsa." Old Days F. Balinger- He was induced to drop his nom de plume of "Willow" and was promoted from a type-setter to sports editor. In 1882 when the Pirates entered the old American Association, he was appointed official scorer and served in that capacity until the time of his death. He was a fluent writer and a master historian on all branches of athletics. Nearly all his articles were written with a lead penciL "Uncle John" seemed to thrive on hard toil. His day's labor never was finished until he had booked a batch of clippings and recorded all the leading sports events up to date. He had a system of his own for indexing each happening in baseball, football, horse-racing, boxing, bowling, hockey, basket ball, wTes-tling, etc. He soon owned one. of the largest libraries of scrap- books In the country. i On December 18, 1932, he passed j away peacefully with his charac-j teristic smile which told that hej had no enemies. He always advo-j cated clean sport and was an honor; to his profession in every sense of the word. Bout C 5E- 3 i and better during and after games this year than at any time in my career. Maybe those athletes who claim training is overdone, that spring practice in baseball is super fluous and that boxers often leave their fight in the gym, have the right angle." Couldn't Attend Drills During the month-long lapse between the final league" game of the Bears and the championship playoff with Washington, Dr. Fortmann never got to Chicago to drill with his teammates. . "When I joined the squad again a day or so before the big game I almost had to be introduced to some of the boys," he laughed. "My only preparation was to go to the Pitt Stadium for about three-quarters of an hour in the evenings with Bill Smith, the Pitt trainer. He can really throw a football and I would chase around catching passes. Despite lack of practice I played at least 50 minutes against the Redskins. I had to as Jim Logan, my sub, was hurt in the first half and taken to the hospital." Fortmann started his long, brilliant career as a schoolboy Quar terback. As he added weight, he smiiea nrst to nair Back, then to fullback. At Colgate, where Andy Kerr, once a Pitt assistant coach, was his tutor, he played as a back, end and guard. While named on a few all-eastern elevens, he can't recall receiving even honorable mention on any all-Aroerican choice. Played for All-East On New Year's, in 1936, he was with Kerr's all-East team for the annual Shrine benefit In San Fran cesco. That autumn he played for uie coiiege au-stars in their game with the pro champs in Chicago. Incredible as it sounds, however, he almost missed connections with the Bears, a team on which he has been all-league guard for the past six campaigns. It was in February of 1938 that the National League held its first draft of college seniors. George Halas, owner of the Bruins, was down to his last pick and had two names left, one of them that of Fortmann. Luckily, he picked Danny. (Con tinned on Next Page) How Did They Get That One? AURORA, DL, Dec 29. i.T) The Comets, a cage team of 10- to 12-year-old boys, rang up more than 5 points a minute last night in drubbing the Fritzies, 106 to 1, their opponents of like age ia the Y. M. C. A. boys' tournament. The winners sank 50 field goals and 6 free throws in the 20-mlnute contest, composed of four 5-minute periods. 7 I f.-'"vc rA Over ailed Off on Transferred On War Order Arrives Two Hours Before Fighters Were To Enter Ring NEW YORK. Dec 29. (UP) Coast Guardsman Georgte Kochan of Akron, O., was transferred to a new assignment tonight w i thin two hours of the time he was supposed to meet Jake La-Motta of riew York in the fea- t u r e 10-round bout at Madison Square Garden, forcing cancel lation of the entire program. "I guess h e Jake LaMotta time to pack aj just about had duffle bag and that was about all," j Harry Markson of the Twentieth Century Club said in an nouncing the cancellation. "Thei other principals were all ready to: go, but we wouldn't want to try to find a substitute for Georgie at this late hour." Promoter Mike, Jacobs of the Twentieth Century Club said he attempted to secure last minute sanction of the bout from naval authorities in Washington, but was advised by telegram that it was impossible. "Regret that participation of Georgie Kochan, machinist's mate second class of the United States Navy in boxing match at Madison Square Garden tonight cannot be authorized," the reply stated. It was signed by the .chief of naval personnel, who was not otherwise identified. No Inkling Given Markson said the fight promot ers had been given no inkling of the transfer and that it left them with the job of notifying thou sands of tiQket holders at the "last minute." "There will be a lot of disap pointed fight fans, but it is war and I guess it can't be helped," he said. Kochan, the nation's tenth ranking middleweight fighter had hoped for a victory over LaMotta, the top ranking contender for the crown now vacant, to improve his status. LaMotta was a 2 to 1 favorite over the Akron contender, despite Kochan's record of 15 victories in 16 bouts this year. Wanted Active Duty Kochan, who was not available for comment, had expressed hope recently that he would be transferred to active sea duty and figured that his appearance against LaMotta would be his last fight for the duration. He has spent Tnost of his life at sea since entering the merchant marines at 14 and many of his fights have been on ship deck for tne entertainment of crew members. The fight almost was cancelled yesterday after LaMotta's automobile killed an 11-year-old boy Monday night, in an accident which he said- was unavoidable. He was freed on his own recognizance for "an early hearing" in the Bronx district attorney's office, permitting promoters to go on with plans for the bout. At the weigh-in today LaMotta weighed 164 Kochan 164. According to Jacobs', it was the first time he has ever had a "last minute" cancellation of a fight in ten years of promoting here. The closest he came in the past was a postponement on the eve of the Henry Armstrong-Ceferina Garcia welterweight title bout back in November, 1938, when Armstrong popped me sacroiliac in his final workout. a Boy Ala Job Harris' Rushing Style May Cause Controversy Has Tactics Which Slav Bother Zivir, Confuse Officials Over Decision Frltzie Zivic's penchant for getting into bouts which cause a controversy as to the winner may iana mm in the same predicament next Monday night at The Gardens when he faces Ossie (Bulldosr Harris, in the feature ten round bout on the program. Zivic has taken part in six such bouts this year three with Jake LaMotta, two with Beau Jack and recently with Ralph ZanelU at Boston. All these battles stirred big arguments afterwards because these opponents all used the same head-on, windmill . style of attack which the ex-champion tried . to fend off expertly. Now comes Harris with exactly the same tactics of fighting mrowmg punches from everywhere and trying to wear down his opponent while doing so. Ossie used this style effectively against Jose Basora and Coley Welch, two classy middleweighta, and controversies resulted from the decisions which were awarded against him. Cal. Wet Field May Be Aid Huskies Muddy Gridiron Prospect Cat Gloom; Eai.rest Teams Taper Off PASADENA. Ca!.. nec 23- Overhanging clouds ar'tyrf sionai sprinkles brourH c'rWt day to Southern Ca!ur.r-as 1 ball camp, while its Rn5 r., ponent, the University cf wanton, although used to heaw professed a desire for cler weather. "Well, Washington is 3 to l the betting, and a wet field sho-M make them 4 to 1," opined Co, Jeff Cravath of th Tro "They're used to a u-t K,n l J there in Seattle. Mv uh. , seem to be able to hold om0 . Jl, one, much less ore tr-afi i? pery." ""I Want Dry Weather Southern Pnlifnri. , of its two defeats to ffrwcVJ. by loose bail handling and fUmbles 3 01 tT "We want drv weathe. j. dared Ralph (rest) Welch, bog nuMira. wur orcense is birft around Al Akins and Sam Rr.h son, and we most a.sured!v an cash in on our kind of football on a wet neia. ' Welch Was nprturho,! v Don Deeks, 255-pound right tackle. auu uuruon tseriin. 205 pouEds of center, were suffering from col but he expected them to be readv for the kickoff Saturday at 2 d m IK w, T7 ... " '' The Huskies' line, averarw 9in pounds, will outweirh Smitw. California's by a wide margin, and will have a bulge of sereral pounds SQUADS TAPER OFF SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 23-(tTP) TheEast and West foot-ball squads today began Upencg on their practice grind preparatory to taking the field at Kezar Stadium Saturday ia the nineteenth annual Shrine game classic. Coaches Andy Kerr and George Hauser - had their East player working briefly this afternoon at the University of Santa Clara campus, drilling the men agam on their plays and the new "mystery formation" which promises soma surprises for the favored West Minus a "big name" star for th first time, the East nevertheless looked impressive with Cornell's Meredith Cushing, Boston College s Ed Doherty and Indiana's Bob Hoernschemeyer sparking th practice. . Boxing Shows Draw $354,000 10 Cleveland Cards Average S35.000 CLEVELAND, Dec. 29. W1-Speaking comparatively, Match maker Larry Atkins wants Miks Jacobs to know boxing d;dst boom nearly so well this year in Madison Square Garden as It t& in Ohio's metropolis. Cleveland's maker of matches concedes Uncle Mike's average gate of $51,646 in 22 New Yo shows was "pretty fair," but "Mike Jacobs didn't do near,? so well in New York as we U in Cleveland, considering tne deference in populations of the t cities and the lot of fighters had sewed up as compared the few that we could depend on. Loquacious Larry declared. "There were only 10 shows a Cleveland, and our average tor the five of them in which Jimrry Bivins boxed was approximate $49,000. That ought to roaxe i-r. Jacobs feel a little less We Tex Rickard. hadn't it?" The gate for the 10 cards va- by Atkins totaled 1 354, OOC or average of better than $o5,ow. Most of the newspapermen present agreed that HarrJ a i- pL VeiCa whipped Basora a..a a. neat' lathering, but the J-- and referees in these agreed with the result tiiat decisions went the otner , Harris has let it he is going out and JW an easy win in the late rounds- H saw LaMotta do Uus ;. matches here and the.e j 4 some logic to his reason e. one considers FrU3e"vV' forts in his last few batue. These rusnwK "Z. rv,r,ve ar; Zivic's inability --o fast anymore mj "'v.- & ar.0- Iff argument to ane - judges decide a.- ;s c(3- next Monday n"- arV -fident that there won t , gument to this oae. ht. r r.i' . iust as confident that Without a disrate- To

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