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THE DETROIT FREE PRESS THURSDAY. DECEMBER 23. 1943 The Tag Says, Don't Open Til Christmas, BUT (Shh!) Let's Peek at Titles Bestowed for 1943 BY WHITNEY MARTIN iuwhM Press Correspondent NEW YORK, Dec 22 Getting the most and the best out of the fading year: Most courteous The Washington Redskins. They Baughed their way into the National Football League playoffs: Best comeback Bo-Bo Newsom. He come back to St. Louis and Washington, didn't he? Fastest putout Bill Cox, by K. M. Landis, unassisted. Greatest uplift movement The Minor-League Commissioner W. G. Bramham when he announced that he had decided the 16 non-operating clubs could vote for him. , Biggest gate The one Bucky Harris got from Bill Cox. Longest game The one Landis played with Cox. Most confused The pro errid Hardest hit The guys who bet on the Cardinals to win the World Series again. Greatest shortage Beef, after Eianch Rickey told Leo Durocher to keep his trap shut. Pleasantest trip The one Bill Dickey took around the bases after breaking up the final World Series game with a home run. Shortest story The Govern ment on suggestions for a Joe Louis-Billy Conn bout "No." Heartiest co-operation The race tracks, making betting a give-and-take proposition. You give and they take. Hardest blow The one Connie Mack will need to snuff out those SI candles on his birthday cake tomorrow. Luckiest guys The fighters still around cashing in on fat gates, because the fans can't be choosy about their entertainment. Biggest mass non-migration The ball clubs doing their spring training up North. Man with the most consistent following Gunder Haegg. Biggest tank act Haegg doing his training on the deck of a tanker en route to this country. Longest mile From the rail road station to Belmont Park. It took about 30,000 feet to cover it Very sore feet. Longest home run D o 1 p h Camilli, from coast to coast. Fanciest dive The Phils. Most inoffensive The Columbia football team. Best run The Fritzie Zivic-Jake LaMotta fight series. Prize pass The Buck which Leo Durocher tried to pass to a scribe in the Newsom incident. The hottest potato Spud Chandler, the Yankee mound ace. Neatest block The one the Government put on plans to take a couple of all-star baseball teams overseas. Best reverse play Bill Cox. Best night attack Clark Griffith, in getting permission to play unlimited games under the arcs. Best finish Right here. ODT. It put millions back on their feet. Toughest break Casey Stengel's leg. Best brew T. Best quick-opening play The mouths of the gents trying to oust fans. 10 Haivks Ward to the Wise BY CIL1RLES P. HARD CONNIE MACK will be 81 years youne Thursday, and wherever baseball is played old-time fans will take time out to pay a silent tribute to the great leader of the Philadelphias. Born in East Brook-field, Mass., in the second year of the Civil War, Mack has been in professional baseball 59 years longer than any other man. He has frequently been called Mr. Baseball, but that term has been applied to other men Ban Johnson and Judge Landis and Clark Griffith, for instance. It is better that he be known merely as Connie Mack for that title is unique. There can be only one. A lot of history has been made since Connie donned the equip ment of a catcher for the Meri-den club of the Eastern League back in 1834. Grover Cleveland was elected p r e s i d ent of the United States for the first time, for instance, after a bitter debate with James G. Blaine. A lot of baseball history also has been made Mack Connie since be came a professional Dan piayer. The year after Connie's debut, for instance, the Players' Brotherhood was formed. Seventeen years after he became a player the American Leaeue was formed. Since Connie arrived, Ban Johnson has come and gone and so has Mack's lamented co-worker, Frank J. Navin. So too have John Mc Graw, Christy Mathewson, Eddie Plank. Wild Bill Donovan, Addie Joss. Huehie Jennings, Miller Hug gins, Jake Ruppert. Charles (Old Roman) Comiskey. Phil Ball, Chris Von der Ahe and Barney Dreytuss Connie Has Gaced on Many Baseball Stars CONNIE HAS SEEN the com ing and the going of great stars. Rube Wadell, for instance. And Chief Bender, Plank and Jack Coombs. Mack assembled and took apart again the famous "$100,000 infield" of Stuffy Mclnnes, Eddie Collins, Jack Barry and Frank (Home Run) Baker. He developed Al Simmons, Jimmy Foxx, Mickey Cochrane and Lefty Grove. Connie w-as a grown man when Honus Wagner, and Frank Chance, Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers were mere lads. He was a well-known baseball executive when Ty Cobb flamed across the baseball sky, when Tris Speaker started playing center field right back of second base and when Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig began wrecking fences. If Connie were anybody but Connie Mack, he might be tempted to dwell upon the glorious memories of the past when time hangs heavy upon him. But when he granted his annual 'pre-birthday interview to the Philadelphia press the other day, he remained strictly in character. Turning his back on the past, he let his interest rest upon the pregnant future. "I don't know what it has in store for us," he said, as he considered the worries of wartime baseball, "but we must look into the future, we must keep going." May his shadow never grow less! j The Day's Sports The Detroit Red Wings announced that Goalie Jimmy Franks, who was deposed by Normie Smith as the No. 1 net minder, has been suspended by Manager Jack Adams. The suspension came after Franks refused to go to Indianapolis for a game last Sunday. Franks said he could not commute between Indianapolis and Detroit because of a job he has here. Jack O'Hara, Detroit Red Wing farm hand with the Indianapolis Capitols, has enlisted in the Cana it Next to War Bonds- America's favorite Gjfi Score 7 Detroit Kept J, on Defensive by Chicago Don Grosso Averts Shutout with Goal CHICAGO. Dec. 22 Detroit's goal-riddled defense fell to pieces in Chicago stadium tonignt, ana when the hockey avalanche subsided, the Chicago Black Hawks had piled up a 7-1 victory in their National League game. It was one of the most one-sided defeats ever handed the Wings by the Hawks. In only one other game this winter, an 8-2 trimming by Montreal, have the Wings been outscored by so wide a margin. The defeat was doubly bitter to the Detroiters because Thursday they must play another game against the New York Rangers in Olympia. The Wings hurried to the safer surroundings of Detroit's Olympia immediately after tonight's contest. This was the Wings' fifth defeat in their last seven games, but for two periods the Detroiters managed to make it close. Chicago forged into a 1-0 lead in the first seven minutes when the veteran Earl Siebert beat Harry Lumley, seventeen-year-old Wing goalie, after taking a pass from Cully Dahlstrom. Chicago's lead went to two goals when Vic Heyliger pounded a shot past Lumley midway in the second period. Then came the last period and the deluge. In the first 12 minutes of this stanza the Hawks poured through for four goals, one each by Doug Bentley, Clint Smith, Jack Dyte and Dahlstrom. Finally at 16:19 Don Grosso saved the Wings from a shutout. To complete the evening's entertainment, Bentley scored his second goal of the game with barely three minutes to go. DETROIT (1) CHICAGO 7 Lnniley Goal Hlrhton Mmon Kit Seibert Jarkon I.l Juhnion Orovto C r. Smith (itvplh K W Mohinkn Brown IVt' Bentley Detroit spares Lynn. Kican. LlM-nmhc, Ilnwr. Brnneteau. Uuackenbuoh. A. Smith. hiraro spares Purpui. March. Allen. Dvte. tinttwlis. Dahlstrom. Helier. FIRST PERIOD: 1 Chiraito. Seibert (Dalilotrom-Marrh . 6:341. Penalty Fran. SKCOND PERIOD: 2 Chiraito. Hryligrr (Purpur-GntUrliK). 9:3.1. Penalties Car-idh. Johnson :. Kean. Simon. THIRD PERIOD:: 3 liiiraen. Bentley (Scirerrt-MoMt-nko). 2:26: 4 hiracu. C Smith IMosienko-Bentley). 10:13: 5 Chicago, Dyte laliltrom-Marrh. 10 ::(:: 6 ChiraKO. Dahlstrom Allen-Johnsnn. 11:51: 7 Detroit. Grosso (Carveth-Hrnnnt. IB: 19: 8 Chiratn. Bentley (Smith-Mosienko). 16:52. Penalties None. ( DeLuxe Team Fattens Lead Deluxe Tool increased its lead in the Michigan Major Classic to seven games Wednesday night by sweeping three from Olympics while the second-place Sackman five was dropping a pair to Kreatke. Rolling at the Crest Recreation, DeLuxe collected a 2897 to 2852 for Olympic, and Kreatke hit 3006 to Sackman's 2831. Jim Gardner and Joe Stahovic paced the Kreatke victory with 674 and 679, respec tively. The double defeat dropped Sackman's into a tie for second place with Murdock, which swept three games from Standard, 2877 to 2744. In other matches Detroit Sales won three from Jerry McCarthy's, 2785-2674; Pepsi-Cola took a pair from Auto Club, 3024-2856. Ra- mona won two from E. D. Cotter, 2850-2674; Bolle captured two from Young's, 2876-2716, and S&S swept three from Palmer Park, 2887-2646. in Short Order dian Navy. O'Hara, 19, is a center from Saskatoon. Johnny Colan, New York light heavyweight, won an eight-round decision over Buddy Knox, of the Air Transport Command, in New York. Sgt. Joe Louis, world's heavyweight champ, and his Army exhibition boxers and trainers arrived at LaGuardia Field from Mobile, Ala., to spend the Christmas holidays in New York. - 1 Victory to Keep Wings Deep in Fifth Place Dr. Fortmann Will Operate Sunday BY JOHN N. SABO Wednesday afternoon a surgeon in Pittsburgh's Presbyterian Hospital put aside his snow white coat and surgical instruments and departed for Chicago to play a little football. Sunday afternoon Dr. Daniel Joseph Fortmann, Colgate '35, will don the uniform of the Chicago Bears for what probably will be his last pro football game. He'll n. It ' - i k tr il ? if r:rft. m - a:i m. m mm m ' mm - him -i fi -' m mm miuL N i TPSTr Ml; I V r ; " - ' 'y - "W -j . . DR. DANIEL J. FORTMANN, OF PITTSBUKGH At 27, a brilliant career looms ahead 2 Horses Yearlings in Collision New Orleans Sees .Training Accidents Br the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 22 One jockey was seriously injured, three others were bruised and two norses were killed in training accidents today at the Fair Grounds race track. Dr. E. F. Bacon, track physician, said that Jockey Frank Early suffered an injured back and would be out of the saddle for some time. Other jockeys less seriously hurt were Aubrey Snellings, Charles Fields and Don Scurlock. The horses killed were Ellen's Chance, a juvenile filly owned by D. Delano, and White Bait, purchased just a half hour before the accident by Jack Goldstein, of Toronto, from Mrs. H. P. Bonner. Ellen's Chance, with Scurlock up, exercising when a yearling. Black Brat from the J. Sansetta Stable, ran into her. Black Brat's rider had dismounted when the racer became unruly at the starting gate. In the second accident. White Bait, ridden by Snellings, and Unbuttoned, ridden by Early, collided with two training yearlings, one of which was ridden by Fields. White Bait was killed and Unbuttoned seriously injured. Daley Figures in Coast Poll Special to the Free Press LOS ANGELES. Dec. 22 An-gelo Bertelli, Notre Dame's great passer is one of the leading nominees for selection by the Los Angeles Times National Sports Awards Board. Opposing him and receiving consideration from the board are such players as Bob Odell, of Penn; Otto Graham, Northwestern, and Bill Daley, Wolverine football star. Pro football candidates include Sammy Baugh, Washington Redskins; Don Hutson, of Green Bay Packers, and the Chicago Bears outstanding quarterback, Sid Luckman. Coach of the Year honors rest between Frank Leahy, Tony Hinkle, and Amos Alonzo Stagg. PITT WILL, TRY AGAIN PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22 (AP) Athletic Director James Hagan announced tonight Pitt and Notre Dame will meet on the gridiron again in 1944 in the opening game for both schools. The date will be Sept. 30. The teams drew 59,000 fans for their game this year. NIGHT HOTKEY lEAfiVR WEDNESDAY S RESULTS Filer S Frocg Pleasant A.C. 3 Minks S Forestere S Lincoln Park 1 ALL AT lead the Bears against the Washington Redskins in the championship playoff of the National Football League. Danny has indicated that this is his last year of football. If so, Sunday will mark the finish of one of the most illustrious careers in the history of football high school, college and pro. As linemen go, Dr. Fortmann's combined record as an All-Pro Die, 4 Jockeys Hurt in Turf Mishaps Woods and Waters By Jack Van Coevering MICHIGAN deer hunters who have a bad- case of jitters every time doe-shooting is mentioned in our state may not be interested in the experimental antlerless deer season just concluded in New York state, but its results are significant nevertheless. "Our experience has demonstrated that a controlled harvest can be conducted successfully and applied as game management practice," asserted New York's Conservation Commissioner John A. White. "The number of female deer taken during the six-day season is only a drop in the bucket compared to the remaining population." Michigan deer hunters who oppose the shooting of antlerless deer for herd control purposes, commonly assert that "one doe season will wipe out the herd" and that "the accident toll will be awful." New York's experience this year with its first experimental doe-season was otherwise. The total number of deer taken was well below the number which its conservation department estimated could be taken How Your TROPICAL PARK RESULTS FIRST Six furlonts: Fairlr Fir Merman 5.00 2.S0 Reformatory (Martin) 3.40 Technician (Roberts) Time 1:11. Son Islam. Strenith. sin Miss. Little Helms. Fujiwara. SECOND Six fnrloncs: Rene B. (t'af farella) 11.50 8.80 Blue and t.rrr (Breen) 6.80 Ladv Kli ( Atkinson 3.30 2.20 2.90 (jus- 3.R0 2.90 Time 1:13. Merrr Eves. Onr Flare. Sun Mite. Blue Line. New Flame. Clara Beau. Ski lift. Bliss Freedom. THIRD Mile and 70 yards: Adventurous (Trent) 6.50 S.RO 2.30 Yolandita (Haxkell) 6.10 4.00 Bas Fiddle (Atkinson) 3.40 Time 1 :43 1-5. Annas Tanpas. Spar-ttate. Philjean. Miss Skylark. Cabinisi. FOURTH Mile and 70 yards: Merodach (Atkinson) 7.80 3.20 (anina (Plerson) 3.30 Green Bush (Reno) Time 1:43 2-5. Resale. Scot's Cavatorta. Hi Nrichbor. FIFTH Six fnrloncs: Marasun (Atkinson) 13.30 5. fin Tetra Gal (Sknronaki) 6.00 Quakertown (Birrman) Time 1 :1 1 3-5. Peeo Show. 2.70 2.50 3.00 Bill. 3.80 4.00 2.90 Stitch Atain. Sobriquet. I'h Huh. Caotain Ruth, Acabrand, strollinc Easy, Betty Leon. SIXTH Six fnrloncs: Pm itt here (Morrissey) 6.50 3.70 3.30 African Snn (McCoy) 6.50 5.0O Old Grad (Atkinson) 4.90 Time 1 : 1 0 2-5. Reconciled. Morocco Sir. Pare II. ( hieaco Dr.. Rascal. Piccadilly. Hickory Head. SEVENTH Mile and a sixteenth: Flyinc Lesion (Permane) 37.30 14.90 8.30 Automaton (Fator 4.50 3.90 Sk Soldier (Crowther) 8.30 Time 1:412-5. Miss Discovery. Osk-mont. Lone Straw. Imprecnable. Our psen. Cross Country. Thorino. Topee. Portsmouth. EIGHTH Mile and a sixteenth: ' War Bonnet (Bonrher) 29.30 13.00 8.50 Fettacairn (Brennan) 5.70 4.50 Hasty Wire (taf farella) 9.10 Time 1:46 3-5. SniekTefrltx. Merry Mistake. Santo Domlnro, Susan Constant. Sucar Dady II. Arabesque. Gallant Dick, Grand Day. Bit O'Brown. 27- guard and a surgeon is unparalleled. It is the record of an outstanding pro guard who, despite his gridiron proficiencies, has never sidetracked his life ambition to specialize in surgery. The story assumes added stature when it is noted that Dr. Fortmann, after eight years, of pro football, is only 27 years old. To learn the full story of Fortmann, you must go back to the days when he was a high school student and athlete at Pearl River, N.Y. Fortmann was an All-A student in high school. What's more, he was a twelve-letterman in football, baseball, basketball and track. From Pearl River he went to Colgate. There the story became more spectacular. Danny concentrated on football and studies as a pre-medical student. He was a football regular for three years and an All-Eastern guard in 1935. He was a Colgate regular at 16. He was an All-A student and was graduated at the age of 18 with a Phi Beta Kappa key. The Chicago Bears contacted Fortmann. They knew about his football abilities. Fortmann was willing to play with the Bears, but he told them that he would play only as long as football did not interfere with his ambition to become a surgeon. The Bears agreed, signed Fortmann and Danny completed his medical course at the University of Chicago. He paid his way by playing football. Detroiters learned about Fortmann not only as a member of the Bears but also as a doctor who served his internship at Harper Hospital. He also married the former Mary Van Halterne, of East Lansing, and is the father of a one-year-old son, Tommy. Fortmann's intention was to give up football as soon as he had concluded his work as an interne. He obtained a position as a resident physician at the Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. When the 1943 season rolled around, the Bears were short on players. They convinced Fortmann that he should play another season. He agreed but would play only if his playing did not interfere with his Pittsburgh hospital duties. Again the Bears agreed, and Fortmann played with them by making trips on week-ends. He didn't practice with the team. without danger to the herd and not a single serious hunting accident occurred during the antlerless deer season. Approximately one antlerless deer was taken for each four licenses issued. New York's experience is just another demonstration that deer herds can be reduced by shooting does, just as it has been done in Pennsylvania and a few other states where the deer herds were becoming too large for their food supply. When deer herds are kept down to proper numbers with the gun, man benefits both through recreation and meat When a state sits back and insists either that there is no problem or else believes in letting Nature take its course, as we are doing in Michigan, nobody benefits. DOBSON ON BIG TEAM BOSTON. Dec. 22 (UP) Pitcher Joe Dobson, a regular starter for the Boston Red Sox last season, was inducted into the Army today making the seventeenth Red Sox in the Services. Horses Ran FAIR GROUNDS RESULTS FIRST Mile and 70 yards: Bomb Shelter (Bailey) 8.40 3.00 2.40 Tower Lass (Jemas) 2.60 2.20 Kate's Silver (Butcher) 3.00 Time 1:47 3-5. Cavalard. Troon. Play-tol Star. Valdlna Bee. Georcia Tod. SECOND Mile and 70 yards: Histrionic (Givens) 7.00 A.20 4.80 Tideover (Balaski) 24.20 13.80 Spirit (Jemas) 10.20 Time 1 :46 3-5. Kokomo. Sickle T.. Kinc Leroy. Sonny Casey. Paraboloid, Epi-cet. Study Period. THIRD Mile and 70 yards: Town Gallant (Murphy) 18.00 10.00 5.40 Duolc (Bailey) 4.80 3.4(1 Teddy's Flame (Cook) 13.60 Time 1:48 4-5. Valdina Kovla, Miss Daily Doubles AT TROPICAL PARK Fairly Fly and Rene B .$55.70 AT FAIR GROCNDS Bomb Shelter and Histrionic... 50.40 OLYMPIA HOCKEY TONIGHT AT 8:30 DETROIT RED WINGS NEW YORK RANGERS TICKETS NOW ON SALE Prices: S2.75-$2.20-$ 1.65-$ 1.10 General Admission 75c lox Office Op at 12:00 Noo in Farewell Coach Hunk Anderson says, "We would give our new plays to Danny Sunday morning, he would look them over and he never missed one." During his eight years with the Bears, Fortmann has been a great guard. He made the second All-Pro team in his first two seasons. He has made the first All-Pro team in each of the last six years. This season he was selected as honorary if?" f l- " t Jr vCX -L -$ GUARD DANNY FORTLNN, OF CHICAGO BEARS At 27, a brilliant career nears end Stagg Hears New Tribute Sports "Writers Call His Comeback Tops By the Associated Press NEW YORK, Dec. 22 Football's Old Man River not only keeps rolling along; he keeps picking up new honors along the way. Amos Alonzo Stagg, "too old" to coach at the University of Chicago a decade ago and since then tutoring at the comparatively obscure College of Pacific, last fall turned up with a cracker -jack football team and by doing so is designated as the person staging the outstanding sports comeback of 1943. Polling 12 first-place votes and accumulating a point-total of 65, the venerable mentor edged out Patty Berg, golf star who regained a victorious touch after being inactive nearly 18 months because of a knee fracture suffered in an automobile accident. Patty received 15 first-place votes, but her point-total was only 60. A. A. State, football (1?) 65: ratty Bert, rolf (15) HO; Bronko acor,ki. urn football (7) 38: New York Yankees, baseball (7) 38: Lake Applinr. baveball (3 3;: Bean Jack, boxing (3) MO: Schoolboy Rowe. baseball 3k 17: New York t.iants. football (4) 17: Joe Gordon, base- ball 3) 17 s Henry Armstrong, boxinc (3) 15. or Didn't Jo Jo. Hasty Battle. OHtU L.. Help Wanted. FOCRTH Mile and a sixteenth: J. Lee Greenock (HaleT) 20.60 9.20 4.40 Pony Kxoress ( Haslet t) 7.20 4.00 Eros (Reeves) 3.40 Time 1:49 2-5. Wise Father. Sharp, shell. Rise Above It, Sonny Portress. Burn-in r Sands. I ratal. FIFTH Mile and 70 yards: Blue Serce (Givens) 3.40 2.60 2.20 Go-GIno (Murphy) 7.80 4.80 Penobscot Bay (Dattllo) 6.60 Time 1:46 2-5. Choppy Sea. Okabena. War Reward. Latent. SIXTH Mile and 70 yards: Cerherns (Givens) 5.00 S.GO 3.40 Toonerville (Bailey) 4.20 3.40 Bir Boss (Gonsalez) 5 40 Time 1:47. Dr. Johnson. Flash LUht. Swain. SEVENTH Mil. and a sixteenth: Cobegco Uemas) 9.20 5.40 4.20 ?n,T iJo,'U 'VVeirrjn 4.00 3.8() Bolnte (Dattilot 740 Time 1 :50 1-5. Wavriel. Thrift. 'Blossom Uueen. Hopefor. More Refined. Brown Flower. Nancy's Baby. Ticky Otis. -Mat-tie I. Field. to Pro Grid captain of the team picked by the Free Press. We have known Fortmann for several years as an outstanding football player and a gentleman. No penalty for unnecessary roughness has ever been called on him. As for opposing coaches, Detroit's Gus Dorais said, "Fortmann was an All-A student at Colgate, and let me tell you that he was an All-A student of the T formation, too." mv j?.: .- -r$l X Hockey NATIONAL LEAGUE W T, T GF G A Pts. Montreal 13 2 3 83 38 29 Toronto 10 2 93 87 22 Boston 9 8 3 95 9 21 (hicseo 10 9 O 80 81 20 DETROIT 6 8 3 60 70 1. New York 2 14 1 68 97 5 WEDNESDAY'S REStXTS Chlraco 7. Detroit 1. THURSDAY'S GAME New Tork at DETROIT. AMERICAN LEAGUE WESTERN DIVISION W L T GF GA Pts. Cleveland 11 6 4 78 58 26 Indianapolis 6 7 9 60 61 21 Pittsburgh 4 II S 48 67 13 EASTERN DIVISION W L T GF GA Pts. Herohey 13 4 4 71 45 30 Buffalo 5 6 8 51 57 18 Providence 6 10 4 49 69 16 WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Pittsburgh 6. Hershey 2. Indianapolis 3. Providence 3. TURF GIVES $8,600,000 NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UP) Race tracks of America have contributed $8,600,000 to the war effort in the last two years, Herbert Bayard Swope, chairman of the Turf Committee of America, reported today to a meeting' of the New York Racing Commission. I ill Wjlflii i I.. V-ji i -i-ril-iir-lll irrmnnni tinni i.i nil-mn I n iimiii I ; ri ill inrii. Londes Adds 10-Roimder to Ring Card St. Thomas-Sarkisian Bout No. 3 for Jan. 1 Nick Londes announced Wednesday that he had added a third ten-round bout to the boxing show which he will stage at Olympia Jan. 1, The principals will be heavyweights. . One of the warriors will be To.. my Reed, the Dayton (O.) fightor who changed his name to St. Thomas after being admitted to one of the earthly "heavens" operated by the Negro preacher. Father Divine. The other will be Eddie Sarkisian, Detroit Armenian. Benny Goldberg, Detroit bantamweight, will meet Billy Miller, of Pittsburgh, and Tommy Bell. Columbus (O.) welterweight, will take on Bee Bee Wright, of Pittsburgh, in the other two ten-rounders. The signing of St. Thomas and Sarkisian means that Detroit fans on New Year's night will get their first .opportunity to take a look at the man who says that he will become successor to Joe Louis as heavyweight champion of the world in March, 1945. In an interview in Chicago where he knocked out Lou Thomas, a soldier, in nine rounds two weeks ago St. Thomas said that he had been promised the championship by Father Divine if he "lived according to his ways and dependent on the trials and tribulations that cloud our life with barriers." Sarkisian, an earthy person who has no immediate hopes of driving Louis from the heavyweight throne, may well prove to be one of those aforementioned barriers. He is rough, rugged and unorthodox. He recently defeated Dan Merritt, Cleveland heavyweight, in a bout at Chicago. Murphy Funeral Services Are Set Funeral rites for Roland M. Murphy, father of Robert F. Mur- nhv ennrfa t -V :. I J of"' cuitvi. Ji. uic iCll Uit Times, will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at the Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 100 W. Kirby. The Rev. Marshall Reed, of Nardin Park Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Lawn Cemetery. Murphy died Tuesday after an extended illness. In addition to his son, survivors include his wife, Bessie C; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Rupe, of Detroit, and a sister, Mrs. Sam West, of Columbia, Tenn. THE WORST HAS COME CHICAGO, Dec. 22 Illinois Tech, last basketball team to lose a game to the University of Chicago since 1941, g-ained revenge for that loss today when it handed the Maroons their forty-fifth consecutive setback, 43 to 35. The Maroons whipped the Techhawks, 43 to 29, Dec. 6, 1941. Basketball WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS COLLEGE Illinois Tech 43 Chicago Muhlenberg 53 St. Joseph's Great Lakes 45 DePauw St. John's 80 Webb Camp Edwrds 47 Tufts Ott'mwa Navy 55 Drake Wash, & Jeff. 51 Marshall Temple 51 F & M Yale 46 Trinity 3! 41 26 32 33 24 40 41 41 SERVICE Nor. Car. P-F 39 Norfolk Navy 31

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