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()je Pjettxrtt SPORTS 106th Year. No. 246 Tuesday, January 5, 1937 Free Press Want Ads Bring Best Results FINANCE potsy Clark Quits Lions for Boxing Clubs Set to Battle for Golden Motor Plants Dispute Sway of Champions Joe Louis' Old Squad Has Won Prize Two Years in Row When the Free Press Golden Cloves amateur boxing tournament eels under way this month it is likely that more teams will he in competition than in any of the past tournaments. This is due partly to the support accorded to Imping- hy the large industrial concerns of the city and partly to the desire of the clubs to capture the trophy that is awarded each year to the team having the most success in the final bouts. The team prize, a large silver trophy, has become one of the most prized ii ward in the tournament. For the past two years the team prize has been captured by the Mt. Olive A. C, the organization which produced Joe Louis. Last rear Mt. Olive was tied with the Central A. A., Thompson Products A. C, and the Chrysler A. A. in the finals, but won the prize because it had a better record in the semifinals than any of its rivals. The success of the Mt. Olive rattlers has been due in great part to the coaching of Attler fThe Dukel Ellis, the old Black Warwick, of Hastings St. It was the Puke who got Louis when he was dt earning of becoming a fiddle player and changed him into the best amateur boxer in the United States, regardless of weight, size cr color. Puke Point for This One And it was the Duke who made excellent boxers of Dave Clark, llolman Williams. Lorenzo Pack, Thurston McKinney, Lonnie Wright, Clinton Bridges Howell Kir?. Paid Ambers, and numerous c'licr .Negro youngsters. The Duke usually points his warriors for the Golden Gloves tournament because lie knows that it is the outstanding amateur boxing event in the Country. The Duke has been around in amateur boxing circles a long time. Kllis will be pressed to hold his laurels this year. This is because the competition will be keener and because some of his strongest rivals will be tutoring industrial boxing teams. They'll have the talent and the equipment and they J. now enough about boxing to make the Duke hustle. ("it at the Chevrolet plant Johnny Urban, Jimmy Myland and !,eo Jones will be readying a team that is expected to be a large and capable one. All have had rnn-t!,lerahle experience in handling how s Stewart Himy on Team At Thompson Products Co., F.iliy Stewart, a veteran and most. uere.sfu boxing coach, will have a team that is expected to be Tip to the Stewart standard. Stewart always had the best amateur box-it!,',' teams in the city when he was Wing instructor at the Christ Chinch A. C, and he needs only the tight kind of material to develop teams of like merit. Stewart cleV. -loped Al Nettlow, the Stewart t.'. ins who were his own sons, Alex Hadrian and numerous other ama-t-nr boxing stars of the past. Chrysler, one of the strongest of the industrial boxing teams, again !- expected to be well represented in the tournament, as are the )'-i'iggs A. A., Hudson Motor A. A., Ce Buys' club of Detroit and r. " . r organizations. The clubs l:-vo until midnight of Jan. 10 to fill their entries. After the list flos.-s the boxers will get down to ra: i tiaimng for the bouts which wi:l begin on Jan. 25. The finals vi'l be held on Feb. 19 at Olympia. Rasputin Given Victory on Foul Singh Disqualified in Mat Bout Iv, Vvas po S titre Can: lfie! Pete n Rasputin, bearded Russian, awarded a victory over Nan-'igh Monday night in the fea-Mestling xhibitinn at Arena ns when Singh was disqual-f"r using illegal methods, ee Vein Clark intervene.! after the Russian had been kicked repeatedly by Singh. The exhibition was a rough-and-tumble match all the way. Singh J'"gr,ed and kicked to win the rust, fall in seven minutes. Rasputin used the same tactics and "n 'he second in 4:05. After one kicks dropped Rasputin, awarded the victory to the "'te warrior. In U.e semifinal George Dusette a art- Till I'r an Ee draw. In other matches k Wolfe pinned Paul Miller Ryan drew with Larry Levin Tosses Rival Dn!'V YORK' Jan' -(A.P.)- th i:a, Jamaica, ;. Y ' -r.o Martinelli, 190, of Italy, In ,"S;:;r rial - h f, oi their one-fall finish the H 1 reiti : ' -.' f f!' - naz by a series rRisne'Thi klcs antl a bocly slam Wings Invade Bruins, Lair to Bid for Lead Adams Warns Squad of Perils Ahead Pettinger and Lewis to Play By Doc Hoist BOSTON, Jan. 4 The Red Wings and the Boston Bruins collide here Tuesday night in a hockey game that can cannon bolt either club into undisputed possession of first place In the American Division of the National Hockey League. It is the first time this season that Art Ross and his Bruins have had the chance to take over first place by themselves and Jack Adams, the King Wing, on the train en route here, warned his team that the Boston club would be on their own toes as well as the Red Wings in their mad lust to grab the American Division lead. Whether Boston or the. Red Wings take over first place, how- Caplan Quits Boxing Board Poor Health Given as Reason Maurice J. Caplan, president of the Metropolitan Motion Picture Co., who has served as the Wayne County representative on the State Boxing Commission for the past year, yesterday forwarded his resignation to Governor Frank Murphy. "I have resigned for two reasons," Caplan explained in a letter revealing his decision. "First, my health is such that I would not do justice to the job. Second, 1 believe he (Gov. Murphy) should have the appointee of his own choosing. The condition of my health makes it necessary for me to go to Florida for the winter, where I shall try to make a complete recov- ery." In resigning, Mr. Caplan explained that his term still had three and one half years to run. Stricken several months ago, he has been unable to devote any time to the athletic affairs of the county or state. Always a Caplan great devotee of sports, 'Morry" was appointed to the State Athletic Board of Control, more com monly known as the Boxing Commission, by former Gov. Frank Fitzgerald and immediately became very active, in the performance of his duties. However, he will best be remembered for his part in trying to clean up the scandal that came to surface of boxing affairs early last sumer when Nick Londes was barred from promoting boxing, and Tex Leavel, the Mad Man of Ovid, Michigan, suspended for life for an alleged attempt to "fix" a bout with Jimmy Adamick at Navin Field. It was Caplan who brought about the now famous hearing in the studio of his motion picture company in which the commissioners rendered their odd ruling barring Londes as a fight promoter, but allowing him to continue as the producer of wrestling extravaganzas. Later, the board publicly apologized to Londes, exonerated him from all blame in the alleged "fake" and renewed his promoter's license. Adams 'Y' Cagers Face Busy Week of 3 Games The Adams Y. M. C. A. basketball team, unbeaten in three league games, plays three more contests this week. The "Y" cagers face the Jewish Community Center Wednesday night at the Center gym. Friday Adams will journey to Flint to meet Flint Junior College. A regular Interbranrh Y. M. C. A. game against Hannan Memorial at Hannan is listed Saturday night. Adams defeated the Jewish Center. 42 to 33, and Flint J. C, 44 to 30, in previous games. The Second THE FATES that pull the strings for the puppets in the tennis world have dealt another strange blow to Miss Helen Hull Jacobs. They have cast her In the role of a stormy petrel of the courts all because the national rankings, released by the United States Lawn Tennis Association, failed to place her at the top of the list. The highbrows who deride such things saw fit to string along with tradition and select the national champion as the ranking player of the year. In this case it was Miss Alice Marble, who registered one of the biggest upsets of 19o6 by conquering Miss Jacobs at Forest Hills. Perhaps this is as it should be for the champion is supposed to he the queen of the courts. But in j jit ' r.Jllmimlwt ' "f ever, depends entirely upon what iNew ork Americans, crippled and flu ridden, can do to the New York Rangers Tuesday night. For Boston to take over the lead, the Rangers must lose and Boston win. Just Three Chances Mr. Adams, however, and his Red Wings, now tie with the Rangers for the lead, have three chances to grab the top berth by themselves. They can beat Boston and take the lead providing the Rangers tie or lose. They also can grab the top by tieing the Bruins while the Rangers are losing. They also can assure themselves of remaining in a tie for the lead by winning. "So youse guys better get tough and beat them there devils from the Back Bay country," said Mr. Adams to show his contempt for the Hub of Culture as well as Rhodes Scholar Clarence Camp, bell, who probably will referee the game Tuesday night. Gordon Pettinger, who took eight skull stitches in the Toronto game at Detroit Sunday night, was back to normal today. He was able to throw away his aspirin and leap headlong into a hot rhummy game at which he promptly lost everything but his eight stitches. Gordon Is Serene vvnen Mr. rettinger loses at cards, he knows everything is lovely and serene. It is a normal state for Gordon. Now. had Gor don won at rhummy on his way here Monday afternoon, he would have known that something was radically wrong. He would have rushed to a Boston physician Knowing iun well mat he had a skull fracture. But Gordon lost and everybody breathed easier, including Hcrbie Lewis, who had had some difficulty at the sport since his nose was broken. "I am practically a well man," said Lewis. "I breath much easier since Gordon is OK." The Detroit club has met the Bruins twice this year and both battles were desperately fought, the Red Wings coming out on top on both occasions. The fact that the Red Wings have, beaten the Bruins twice disturbs King Wing Adams. He has an idea that any time a club beats another club twice in a row that the victorious aggregation subconsciously get an idea that they are masters and that on the third occasion they don't play so aggressively. Spares No One's Feelings When Mr. Adams finds himself in such a predicament, he always gives his club a fairly rough going over verbally just before the third contest. He found himself in such a mess at Detroit Sunday against the Maple Leafs. He spared no one's feelings, one of the players said, in telling everyone just what he expected. The club went out and beat the Leafs for the third straight time in fine fashion. So Mr. Adams' boys fully expect to be called all of the devils' pet names before the game with Boston. Cook Suspended in Hawk Shake-Up CHICAGO, Jan. 4 (A. P.) Tommy Cook, veteran center, was suspended indefinitely today by the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League for failure to keep in playing condition. Manager Clem Loughlin imposed the suspension as part of another shakeup in an effort to get the foundering Hawks into winning form. Guess this instance there is plenty of room for argument and the turmoil is just beginning to gain momentum. If you recall, Miss Jacobs, after years of failure, finally wo the title on the grass courts at Wimbledon last summer. Victory in this event is generally considered the crowning achievement for any racket wielder. In fact, it is looked upon as the world's championship event. For this reason, Miss Jacobs' friends insist that she is entitled to top racking in her own country. However, there is a fly in the ointment and it was placed there by Helen's dismal failure in the Na- tional at Forest Hills. What makes the argument in behalf of Miss j Jacobs all the more convincing is the fact that only a few short weeks before the National she de- Contract Wrangle Causes Him to i . if ' ' . '- .. ' J - -VT ...:.-.:.""- 1 mi "t m m &m t Lewis Beaten by Al Ettore Light-Heavy Champ Drops Decision PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4- (A. P.) Al Ettore, chunky Philade-phian, climbed back into the front rank of heavyweight contenders tonight with a 10-round decision over John Henry Lewis, of Phoenix, Ariz., light heavyweight champion. Ettore weighed 191 Lewis 1S3. Ettore, knocked out by Joe Louis in the fifth round of their bout last September, and underdog in the betting, won the decision by a great rally in the closing rounds of the non-title bout. More than 13,000 persons who paid an estimated $30,000 turned out to see the charity show. Half of the net proceeds will be given to Mayor S. Davis Wilson's Christmas Fund. One of the judges, Nat Lopin- son, and the referee, Joe McGuigan. awarded the. bout to Ettore. Al Levit, the other judge, gave the decision to Lewis. Levit gave the first eight rounds to Lewis, the last two to Ettore. Ixipinson gave Ettore four rounds and Lewis three, with three even. McGuigan gave Ettore five rounds and Lewis four, with one even. Paul Pirrone, of Cleveland, won a 10-round decision over Johnny Dura, of Paulshoro, N. J., in the semi-windup. Pirrone weighed 164, Duca 159. Pranks of Fate Make Helen By W. W. Edgar cisively conquered Miss Marble in the Essex tournament at Manchester, N. H. These two victories Wimbledon aim "sex were overlooked . - i3t ujr Luc i aiming committee and they followed the age-old custom of placing the National champion at the head of the list. They stepped from the beaten path only once in the past 10 j years and that iwas In 1930 when Miss Betty Nuthall. of Eng land, was cast Helen Jacob aside for Mrs. L. A. Harper The Coaching Job Gloves Team Prize GFOUGE (POTSV) CLARK Ford Six Swamps Windsor as Reds Climb from Cellar M'O Champs Go on Rampage to Win, 9 to 0; Muskegon Takes Wild 5-1 Game By Tod Rockwell Holzbaugh's hockey team took a prohibitive lead in the Michigan-Ontario Amateur Hockey League by swamping Windsor, its nearest rival, 9 to 0, at Olympia last night. The victory gives Holzbaugh a total of 25 points, while Windsor trails in second place eight points behind. In the opening game, Muskegon climbed into fourth place by conquering Pontiac, 5 to 1, in a game which supplied most of the evening's excitement for approximately 7,000 fans. Windsor did not concede defeat at the end of the game, however. Its officials indicated that they would protest the game, claiming ; that Holzbaugh had 15 men in uniform, while M- rules limit the number of men on a squad to 14. Almost from the first it was apparent that Holzbaugh was going to stage a run-away despite the fact that Windsor had defeated the leaders across the river Friday night. Although held to one goal In the first frame, due to some fine saves bv Goalie Turner, it was each citv. it was announced todav. "ther friends pointed out that obvious that Holzbaugh was at the For years Schacht teamed with i ,-vnp'' Riehards will make an offer top of its game. Coach McDer- j Nick Altroek in comedy acts forj to his young pilot which he will be mott's team passed well, it shot ! the Washington club. When Joe unable to turn down. It will be accurately, and on the infrequent j Cronin left the Senators to beconie j a better offer. Lion officials be-occasions when Windsor got the! manager of the Boston Red Soxjlieve, than any that would come puck, Holzbaugh did not forget to j he took Schacht with him. '.vise Turn to I'vjp. nC;lumn 5 reason for this was the fact that The present turmoil surround-foreign players are not accorded ; ing Miss Jacobs a debate that is places in the United States rankings. On the other hand, Miss Marble's followers and they are legion stand by the theory that the champion, regardless of the sport, should be honored with the top position. The records do not reveal the fact that Miss Jacobs possibly waa over-tennised when she came to Forest Hills. She had competed for weeks on end, both in the United States, England and France, and ran into what sport refers to as an off day. It does seem a bit unjust to mabo Diri,la fnnt o nnntii, t, 4 ... . . .. J'l uuL tins cannot ie uiaineu on Miss Marble. She did what was asked of her beat all rivals and rightfully was crowned national champion. Leave Lions back check. Its goalie, Wilfie Wickstrom. had an easy evening. Holzbaugh was in high gear in the second and third periods. Each frame saw four goals driven into the Windsor net. Matt Wiljanen, blond wingman, and Bob Jeremiah led the Holz- baugh attack. Each drove in two goals while the veteran Wiljanen was also credited with an assist Jim Eaudino. just about the best hockey player in the league, was put ci0u.n G. A. Richards as the the top play-maker of the eve-1 president: P. M. Thomas, treasurer ning, however. He was credited : of Radio Station WJR, as general with three passes which led to; manager, and Earl (Dutch) Clark Holzbaugh goals while finding; as head frxitball coach. The presume to score once himself. lent board of directors will remain Plrase Turn to Pujr 16-Comt. 1 the same, it is thought. Schacht Named Coast 'Clown' SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 4 I A. P.) Al Schacht, funnv man of American League baseball the last dozen years, has heen appointed; Pnifi rnaut I tiucruei "rlovvn" fori 1937. Schacht will he employed by I the eirht clubs, workinc a week in Jacobs a Stormy apt to continue for months is nothing new to the Californian. Ever since she reached the top flight, the fates have been unkind to her. First of all. she came along at a time when Mrs. Helen Wills Moody was at the top of the tennis world. The battles of the two Helens are among the epic struggles in sport. But Miss Jacobs never was able to brush aside the barrier that Mrs. Moody offered. She had to be content with the role of Princess of the Courts. Finally, in 19.'!3, she was given .her big chance. Meeting Mrs. 1 in thu finnla at l-'fii-eat ., . . ; runs, sue whs on ner way o vie- ! torv when Mrs. Moody became! real moody and walked off the courts with an injured back. True. Miss Jacobs won the title bv de- with Brooklyn Dispute over Contract CaUSCS Actioi! Resignation Follows Failure to Get Three- Year Pact 'Dutch' Clark Mentioned as Successor By Tod Rockwell Potsy Clark, head coach and general manager of the Detroit Lions' professional football team, resigned his post Mmday to bemrr.e tr coarn of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The coach revealed 'h-.a decision in telegram to Detroit friends. The resignation culminates a long series of meeting dealing wi'h. Potsy's contract. Clark sought a three-year agreement. A nne-vea-contract had been offered, which was satisfactory to the Derma coa.-h with the exception of its duration. It was believed that the difficulty could be ironed out in further sessions uith George A. Richards. Lions' president, and member of the board upon the return of Richards from the v. est Coast A' lion headquarters, the action of the roach came as a surprise Outstanding among those named as possible successors is Karl ..-, ii i i j.iik, captain ami quarterback of the Detroit officials scoffed at reports that the Detroit pilot has signed with Bill Spalding at U. C. L. A. as an assistant. Dutch Clark is on the Pacific Coast, and members of the board of directors here soon expect to hear that Richards has appointed the quarterback as suc cessor to his coach. i Close observers of professional.1 foot hall here pointed to Charles! E. (Gusl Dornis, of the University of Detroit, as a likely successor. This idea was quashed completely with terse statement from Dorais. hipke I nlik.'lv Candidate, "No, I am not interested In coaching the Detroit Lions. But I understand Harry Kipke is looking for a spot, to light on. He may be interested." In Lion official circles. It whs not thought that. Kipke would be given consideration for the position. Two weeks ago four members of the Lion board were known to be in earnest session with Owner Richards involving a new Detroit Lion administrative setup. The members were Fred Ainger, D. Dwight Douglas, Hugh Dean and Frederick C. Matthaei. The plan was for either Dean or Matthaei to become president of the Lions, with Potsy Clark In the driver's seat as head coach and general manager. It appeared likely for a time that this plan would materialize. Richards' other business activities were making increasing demands on his time and he found it difficult to devote the proper time to his office as president of the Lions. Accordingly, Richards was to have sob I enough of his Lion stock to the four board members to allow them the controlling interest. That this plan did not materialize is indicated by the coach's resignation. Length of Contract 1'nrevealed Coach Clark's contract with the Lions expired Jan. 1. The length and the terms of his Brooklyn contract were not revealed. But a month ago, when confronted with a report that he would sign with the Dodgers, the Detroit coach said: "Only the question of money could interest me in leaving Detroit." And so it is understood that Potsy received a long-term contract with a good salary. Dan Topping, wealthy sportsman from Greenwich, Conn., is the owner 1 of Ule Brooklyn Club. Clark sue ceeds Paul Schissler at Brooklyn. Lion hoard members, strictly guessing as to the new local setup, iruimaie menus or uuicn i.iarK declare that he might not feel qualified to assume the burden of head coach of the Lions. He. told friends just before he left for his home in Pueblo, Colo., that he believed he needed several years' schooling s an assistant before he assumed the reins of a head coach ing job. Dutch was sincere in that belief and it may take a lot of 1 P"suading to cause him to assume npa'1 coacmng duties. Petrel of Tennis fault, but the crown was a bit tarnished. Later, when Mrs. Moody decided to try a comeback, they met again at Wimbledon. It was Miss Jacobs' chance to prove her superiority. But with only match point to gain, she weakened under the terrific rally of Mrs. Moody and was conquered, disillusioned and partially broken in spirit. But, rallying all the courage at her command a year ago, she returned to Wimbledon and won. Fates at last were being kind to j her. Or so she thought. It was ; then that she returned home a conquering heroine only to run ; into an "off day" at Forest Hills, : mo.-.t un,l V. ttifmi-, in..-. ! . . . .. a ucoate over ranKings. These were events over which ; she had no control, but the fates 1 have made of her a stormy petrel of tennis. Long Term Liort Manero Loses Miami Playoff Ray Mangrum Rallies to Win $500 Prize MIAMI. Ha., Jan. 4 - A. P.) Tall Ray Mangrum. of Dayton. O., overcame a four-stroke deficit, to defeat Tony Manero, the National Open grdf champion, in an eigh-teen-hole playoff for the $.V)0 first prize in the Miami Open Tournament today. Four strokes behind at the fifth hole, Mangrum came back to fir a pair 70 nt the dapper Coral Gables iFIa 1 professional, who ended up with a ".'!. Manero collected second pri7 of $400 in the first tournament of the New Year. They spilt todav I gallery fees. The two tied at 277 for the regulation 72 holes which ended yesterday. Manero went behind for th first time on the twelfth hole and stayed tiler until the end. Mangrum lashed out a. tremendors tee shot, put his second six feet from the pin and holed out a birdie on the twelfth. Manero. with longer approach, left himself a 12-foot put. which he missed. M a n tr r ii m Kay Miingnmi ri,.ke1 up an. other stroke on the long thirteenth with another birdie by virtue of a sizzling approach with a No. 2 iron to the left of th green and a six-foot sidehill put. Both got. pars on the 240-yard fourteenth, but Mangrum administered the roup de grace on tht long fifteenth. He hooked a beautiful drive around the dogleg, put his second just off the green, chipped past the cup and holed a ten-footer for another hirdie. Manero, meanwhile, skied his te shot into the rough and nearly stymied himself behind a tree. He played to the fairway with a half swing and had to be content with par. M.mero's one chance to pick up a stroke came on the seventeenth, where Mangrum made his first error of the nine, a chip that barely made the carpet from a bunker beside the green. Tony rimmed the cup from eight feet, however, and Ixith took fives. Mangrum had gone out in 37 and Manero came in with 37, but Tony s outward margin had been only one strike while Mangrum returned with 33, two under par.. Myer First Nat to Sign WASHINGTON. Jan. 4 I A. P.) - Charles i Buddy) Myer, Washington second baseman and field captain of the Senators, returned his signed contract for 19"i7 to Owner Clark Griffith today. H was the first, to sign. Hockey NATIONAL I.FACl F, AMFRIC IN limtlON L;?c3 pT A w i. t t.r r, n. nUKoir i" ' " , . V Kjiuti In 4 ' - Btn in " I -S j ( hlrc . ... 4 l 1 IMfR.N ATION L MVI-ION' w i, t ;r r. rt. fnrtint l: A '-'K Mariiiinn 7 III l 2 I It.r.inoi 7 111 'J .i 1 mmnmt i: - 6 TI KHOW'S GAME CnnaiUrn t Maroon. AmffitLin Mt Kaisir. llrtruit ml Hilton. INTERNATIONAL-AMERICAN WESTERN DIVISION W L T l,r C, W iwi It 7 .1 ;t ,VI 2 PitUhiirKti .... 9 "I 4? .14 IS llrriiid - 11 S : EASTERN DIVISION W I. T OF 0 l nrlntfllil .1 7 4 4 lMnldfli.hi 9 7 .M AO frnd.nrp S1 f "! 4 7 VI New H.ipn . ... 111 3 4 7 i Tl KMlAV f. 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