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THE DETROIT FREE PRESS SATURDAY. JANUARY 8. 1944 Sammy Byrd's Five - Under Par 66 Paces Los Angeles en 8 Op WIIKX IT COMES to spouting athletic bear stories, Lloyd Brazil is no Frank Leahy. After all, there can be only one so utterly pessimistic as Frank Leahy, but Brazil is no rank amateur in this department either. V were talking with the University of Detroit basketball coach the other day and remarking that his Titan eager should have a pretty good season, most collegiate opposition being rather weak this winter. We said this because the U. of D. cagers have been displaying some pretty good basketball of late. In New York a couple of weeks ago the Titans gave St. John's University considerable trouble, and St. John's is no pushover. It is coached by Joe Lapchick, former New York Celtic ace, and won the Madison Square Garden Invitational tourney a year ago. But, Mr. Brazil, It Can't Be 50-50 SO YA'E FIGURED that Brazil would be in a cheerful frame of mind, full of optimism. It was not so. Said the thoughtful Mr. Brazil, "We'll be very fortunate if we win half of our games this year. Yes. very fortunate indeed. If we canf? 11 '' vi""'1 """ finish 50-50, 1 11 be a happy man." Jl'JV ii'Il fc, V fcJ llit.Il A- "tl off the subject although mathemati- cally it is impossible for the Titans to finish with a .500 percentage. They play 19 games and there are no ties in collegiate basketball. Continued the now-portly Mr. Brazil, "You know we have 12 men on our squad. None has had previ- ous college experience. shucks, team playing those varsity squads." Brazil can be convincing, and his facts were straight. But Brazil hasn't been taking into consideration that those U. of D. frosh have beer, playing far unlike yearlings since the said Mr. Brazil started showing them the tricks of the trade. The ire improving with every game and improving in a manner which making: U. of D. followers Sit up nd take a second look. Joey Smith, for example, is one t the smootnest Jittle guards in "iese parts although he also happens JOEY SMITH be treasurer of the Knights of Columbus and trainer, coach and per onal adviser at the St. Francis Home for Boys in his spare time. Joey oesn't have much spare time because he also happens to be carrying ii eigmeen-nour course at U. of D. World Looks Rosy for Young Titans THEN THERE ARE Joe Beyer, Don Lessnau. Jack Richards and Gene Malinowski. to mention only a few. Freshmen, yes, but playing hke a bunch of bo's who don't make the same mistake twice. What looked like a bad session for the Titans a month ago is becoming a rosy one. Taking a quick look at the U. of D. schedule, we would say that if Brazil would be happy with "a 50-50 season" he has a lot of happiness coming his way. The Titans have played six games to date. They have won four, losing only to Illinois, Big Ten champion, and St. John's. Of the remaining games, Brazil Is always complaining that his boys will be no match for such as Marquette, Notre Dame and Fort Custer. U. of D. has to play Marquette and Fort Custer twice each and Notre Dame once. It is to be expected that the Titans will drop all of these games, although this is no certainty. Those freshmen have a habit of developing in a hurry when the pressure is on. Plenty of Happiness on the Way AFTER YOU LOOK beyond the big guns on the Titans' schedule, you find where Brazils happiness probably will start. The U. of D. boys also have games with such teams as St. Mary's of Orchard Lake, Michigan Normal. Western Ontario, etc. Now we do not say that these teams will not try to win, but if you think they can beat the up-and-improving Titans, well, you can get some juicy odds out on the U. of D. campus. Those students like to pick up a few spare nickels now and then. So while Brazil continues to state that he would be happy over a f)0-50 season, you'll have to pardon us for sprouting a wide grin. Brazil said something on the same order a year ago and his Titans von 15 of 20 games. We don't think that they'll hit the .750 mark this time, but we'll be surprised if they don't win about 12 of their 19 games. TIJADE WINDS Hollett Still Balking on Red JFing Deal, but Adams Remains Hopeful BY JOHN N. SABO Manager Jack Adams was a ?ep closer Friday night to getting Flash Hollett in a Detroit F.ed Wir.g uniform. Hnllett called Adams by telephone from Toronto. After this conservation, the situation on the Pat Egan-for-Hollett deal which the Wings made with Boston stood thus: 1 -Egan. who returned to Detroit with the Wings Friday morning, is to leave early Saturday to join the Bruins for their game in Toronto Saturday night. 2 Hollett said he would not leave until he talks things over with Manager Art Ross, of Boston. Saturday in Toronto. 3 Adams still did not know If HoUett would report for Sunday's g.ime with Chicago in Olympia. 4 Adams said he would notify President Mervyn (Red) Dutton, of the National Hockey League, on aii matters pertaining to the straight player deal. According" to the Wings. Hollett desires a conference with Ross Parisclean Hits 3237 to Set Fast Pace for 16 Greater Detroit Bowling Teams BY W. W. EDGAR Eight of the 16 teams in the Greater Detroit League passed the 3000 mark Friday night at the Olympic Recreation to provide the heaviest firing of the sea s o n. When the last pin fell, Parisclean was out in front with 3237. the itocond highest series of the season. With this figure. Parisclean won two games from Fife Electric, which hit 3029. Tony Morano paced Parisclean with 700 on games of 225, 238 and 237. while Mike Graybill had 6S1 and Johnny Crimmins 658. Reno Ministrelli fired a 6S1 for the losers. Sam Richardson manufactured a 67S as Pepsi-Cola blanked Kraetke. 3131-2901; Bill Kenet and Joe Norris each fired 663 as Sirohs won a pair from E & B, 3170-2111: Chn-Tromhly routed r L-:P Pie. 30ll-2?4.. with Louie ii?ff iendm; a 659; De Luxe j On the Inside Young Titan Freshmen Growing into Cage Giants With John N. Saho - jjp I j J I . a Saturday because Flash believes he has some money coming from the Bruins. Hollett did not reveal if there was anything in his contract to back his stand or if he thought he deserved extra remuneration simply because he has been with the Bruins so long. Meanwhile, the Wings went ahead with plans for Sunday's game against the Black Hawks without banking on Hollett. If Flash doesn't appear, the Wings still will have three defensemen available. Cully Simon. Hal Jackson and the much-improved Bill Quackenbush. Adams appeared confident that Hollett would report shortly. "It is obvious that the Bruins don't want him and we do. Under these circumstances I am sure Hollett will be happy to play in Detroit," Adams said.- Hollett originally was scheduled to report to the Wings in New York Thursday, where Detroit scored a 5-0 victory. Instead Flash balked after being notified of his trade Wednesday and went to his home. 1 Welding posted a 3103 to blank Mercurios, which hit 2814, and Standard, with George Gingerella piling in a 692, beat Olympics twice, 3006-2S39. In the other matches Bergers took three from Jerry McCarthy's, 2937-2828. and Murdock won the odd game from Palm Beach, 2953-2902. Marie Shamlock set the pace in the Women's Individual Classic Friday night at Emma Hill's Winter Garden with a 735 series, including a 237 game. The Gears by Enterprise star, after a start of 178, slumped to 146 in her second game, but came right back with a 237 and closed with 174 to lead Stella Hartrick, of the Olympics, by six pins.! Louise Stockdale. also of Olympics,' was third with 715. Hattie Wooster. of the Gears team, held her season lead with i " Vl .1 J f . Z&i- ;. ft ' r- I s -J: Detroit Pro Has Edge of 2 Strokes Nelson Shoots 68 to Hold Second By the I nitrd Pma LOS ANGELES. Jan. 7 Barrel-chested Sammy Byrd, former New York Yankee outfielder who now holds forth at Detroit as a golf professional, took the tricky and soggy Wilshire Country Club course apart today with a five-under-par 66 to lead the opening round of the $12,500 Los Angeles Open. Tousle-haired Sam, wearing a big white visor, knocked out six birdies, 11 pars, and one bogie, as he hot-footed it around the course softened by recent downpours. A bright sun shone today. Pounding a long ball off the tee and knocking them up close on his second shots, Byrd was never in trouble. NELSON IS SECOND Winner of the All-American tourney this season and second in the recent Miami Open, Byrd shot a three-under-par 32 going out and coupled it with a two-stroke under 34 coming in. Byrd's card: Par Out 4T4 344 .144 3. Kvrd Out :t."4 343 334 3' Par In .144 3M 544 3ii .VI 71 Byrd In 344 443 444 34 :fZ Byron Nelson, pre-tournament favorite, was two strokes behind Byrd with a 68. Nelson, formerly of Texas and now calling Toledo, O., his home, went out in 33 and came back in 35. He putted for 17 birdies and, in missing, let himself out of a sensational round. He picked up five birdies, two bogies, and 11 pars. Grouped behind Byrd and Nelson were four veterans. Olin Du-tra, Jimmy Hines, Willie Hunter and Harold (Jug) McSpaden with 69s. TIED AT 69 Hines, a winner of this event in i9ob. was iirst in wun nis o. Dutra, home course professional and former National Open cham-Dion. followed Hines closely, as did Hunter, veteran British pro, who once held the British amateir title. McSpaden came in late in the afternoon and gave the leaders a few anxious moments before his score was posted. Most of the big name pros found tough going. Lloyd Mangrum found his jinx of never being hot in a California tourney riding right along with him as he blew up to a 77. VINES TOSTS A 70 Johnnie Bulla, winner of the event in 1941, had a 70. Others in the same bracket were Leo Diegel, Tucson, Ariz.; Ellsworth Vines, former tennis king. Pasadena; Ralph Evans, Los Angeles, and low amateur; W. A. Stackhouse, Se-guin, Tex.; Cpl. E. G. Wysowski, Sacramento; George Fazio, Pine Valley, N. J., and J. S. Elsworthy, San Francisco. Two holes-in-one were regis-j tered, both on the 140-yard thirteenth hole which wasn't the least unlucky for Dave McAvoy, Los Angeles amateur, and Ernie Mar tin, professional from Haniora, who racked up the select one-shot-ters. The field of 140 continues swing ing Saturday, nut on bunnay me low 60 take over with the rest shunted to the side lor Kirkwnori. Sr. R7-3fi 73 :7.:tn 7 ::;-3H 77 315-31 70 :t-ii 79 Td I.oncworth U. U. Zhl-tm W. . Starkhou't 3 1-3 3 1-3 Jiminv llinr I.fo lirH MKwiirth Vtnr 3I-3C 70 3-3l 70 3.-.-3.- 70 t'pl. K. i. owki 4im Krrricr ttillir Hc:in Craiff W xmI Willie llnnlrr l.lotd .Mnncrnm 4 laiton AlrriflxF fmimt Tlinmin Karl Kri ilarrv Balffr linir(l li'MKnn l.t. i. V. M:mn Knnli Leonard fcchrt I ,T 4'ilmin Pvt. rrnt E. Calli-on Kt r'Uhr Art B-ll Murvin Staht Byron eUon 'i!? 1 I :i-3i r; -5 :i7-:i i 37-::; 73 :t.-,..!7 7-; 3-3ii 7'! 3 1. a 7 71 37-::.-, 7'i ;;7.:t 73 3K-37 73 3H-3.V 73 ;ts-3 t 7-J 35-.1H :m-3i 33-35 H Denote mlror. Adulator Victor in Hialeah 'Cap MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 7 IAP)-Fans were standing in the aisles and wagering tnrough the tote set an opening day record for horsey, horticultural Hialeah Park as the Miami Jockey Club's fifty-day session got off to a flying start this afternoon. Herbert M. Woolfs silks, ever popular in Miami, were borne to a thrilling half-length triumph by Adulator in the Inaugural Handicap. Adulator, running as an entry with Signator, earned a purse of $5,090 and was timed in 1:12 2-5 as he barely outfinished Brolite Farm's lightly played Roman Sox, the earlv leader. 178 points. A slice of the richest prize melon in the history of the tournament will be the goal of the state's bowlers when the annual Michigan State Association battle opens Saturday night on the Palmer Park alleys. Because of a record number of doubles and singles along with 1152 five-man teams, the prize fund will exceed $25,000. The Detroit Athletic Club booster squad will officially open the firing at 7 o'clock. Prior to that, the usual ceremonies will take place, with Mayor Edward J. Jeffries throwing the first ball. Paul B. Dye, of Saginaw, president of the State Association, Dr. Mitchell Korbelak, president of the Detroit Association, and Frank Mitzel, DBA secretary, are among the of ficials who will take part in the ceremonies. Peralta Drops Close Decision to Montgomery , , . ' ' Jr 'it jHr Vfc i . ) i . - 1 JOEY 6,000 Kino Scores 24 Points But Wildcats Clip Michigan, 57-47 By thf Assorintrd Prs ANN ARBOR, Jan. 7 Although flashy Otto Graham was held in check, Northwestern's Wildcats had the finishing power to defeat a stubborn Michigan team, 57 to 47, in the Western Conference opener for both teams here tonight. Individual star of the game was Michigan's Slender Tom King, who pumped in 24 points. The Wolverines trailed 31-22 at the intermission. King, a sophomore Marine from Michigan State C o 1 1 e g e, scored nine baskets and six free throws. The Wildcats had consistently dangerous scorers in John Ward, sophomore forward, and Guard Ron Schumacher, who bagged 14 and 12 points, respectively. Effectively handcu fed by a rival gridiron star, speedv Elroy Hirsch, Graham was held to four baskets, three of them coming in the closing minutes of play. The turning point of the game came within five minutes of the intermission when the Wildcats widened a scant 21-18 margin to a 31-22 advantage at the half. During this spurt. Graham got his first basket of the game, Schu- ! macher sank two and Center ! George Felt and Ward each hit for j two points. I Wayne Thompson, Michigan for-jward, suffered a dislocated shoulder in the second half and Coach Bennie Oosterbaan said he probably will be out of action for at least a week. N'WKSTKRV !.-,7 MMIIIGAN (47 (. Y T ii t' T liralmm T I X Kinc.f t li 1 1 Vndirk.c i i 3 ier.f n i ; Martl.f 7 II 1 I Thnmns'n.r I II ; K'lt.r 4 I S lllrrh.r O I I I SrliHillrr.i 3 I 7 Seymoiir.r II It II i ( rl-.r O Strnrk.e-f 4 OH Clawwin.K I II "i krttrrr.l Hi Sirhum'hrr.e II fi l.und.t 3 o Minder. ; O 4 Totals "It; A .".7 Total.. I! 9 47 Scori (an 'ii. at half Northr.trrn 31. Mirhi- W isconsin Reverses Decision on Illini, 43-38 CHAMPAIGN, 111., Jan. 7 (UP) - Wisconsin defeated the youthful Illinois basketball team, 43 to 38. tonight to gain revenge for its licking in the Big Ten opener Monday night and score its first victory in the Illini fieldhouse in 12 years. Fourth Triumph Proves Easy for Titan Cagers Employing a second team through most of the last half, Uni versity or Detroit had utile trouDie in defeating the Detroit Induction Center, 37 to 21. Friday night at the Hackett Field House. This was the Titans' fourth triumph in six straights and they coasted after leading. 21 to 11, at the half. DETROIT 37) nKT. INPU T. ! F T O t 0 1 1 O 3 i 11 O " A 0 O 0 ; r li ONrill.f 5 DnhrrtT.f 1 IVfncrr.f O MulroT.f 7 Kllr.f n Craft.c 0 Sambarr.c Waltrrs.c liodgrt.E I enau.f I'ulti-.f BrvrrS Xmtnan.f villr.r Klrli'son.e Sokol.r Smith. r Mlili'kl.c Ktan.r lart niuk.K n I O O 3 1 n o o o TotilU Srori at Onter J I. IS 7 37 ThI half Detroit !l. 9 3 ; I Induction Michigan Casers Face Strong Illini Tonight Special to the Free Prrsa ANN ARBOR, Jan. 7 Illinois, defending Big Ten basketball champion, will meet Michigan Saturday night in Yost Field House to climax a busy afternoon and evening for Michigan athletes. Michigan's strong swimming team will see action in the State AAU meet in the Michigan pool, while the Wolverine hockey team will meet Samia, Ont. The Michigan wrestling team will make its season debut in a match with Ohio I State. PERALTA fans cheered their close bout at SCHOOLBOY OF 1900 Mullin, Tiger Mound Ace of Yore, Succumbs at 62 George Mullin, who died at Wabash, Ind., Friday morning after a long illness, was a mainstay of the Tiger mound staff for 11 years. He was the Schoolboy Rowe of the pennant winning teams of 1907, 1908 and 1909 a winning pitcher who could also hit a long ball. V1 r 'r . M GEORGE MULLIN Won 29 games in 1909 Constantino Easy Pickings for Beau Jack NEW YORK, Jan. 7 Lightweight champion Beau Jack won a pursuit race against Lulu Constantino tonight, taking the 10-round decision with ease over the New York "Phantom" befqre 13,-000 fans at Madison Square Garden, although he failed to floor him once. The three ring officials disagreed on the verdict but despite the fact that the bull-shouldered Beau missed plenty, he always was forcing the fight, generally landing the most blows and always landing the most damaging punches. Because of Costantino's retreating tactics, it was a poor fight. Beau, trying frantically at times for a knockout, rocked his slender opponent often with wild hooks and bolo uppercuts, but was unable to floor the elusive brown-haired youngster, who has been on the canvas only once in 96 professional fights. Value of Sports Told bv General Spwial to the Free Pre ' CHICAGO, Jan. 7 Brig. Gen. Walter L. Weible, director of military training of the Army Service Forces, today told the National Federation of High School Athletic Associations meeting here that the speed and efficiency of post-induction training is greatly affected by the pre-induction training of the high schools. Physical fitness qualities of most assistance to a soldier in training and in combat are endurance, strength, agility, speed, flexibility, gooci-posture habits, ability to relax, a fighting spirit and teamwork sense which, he pointed out, are elements required in the competitive sports of the high schools. Naval Officers Beaten by Michigan Normal YPSILANTI, Jan. 7 (AP) Michigan Normal's cagers whipped a badly-conditioned team from the Naval Officers Procurement Center, Detroit, here tonight, 57 to 16. At the half, Michigan Normal led. 23 to 3. Tom Greig. of Normal, was high scorer with 14 points. Frp Prs Photo BOB MONTGOMERY Olympia Alulun won zu games to help the Tigers win the pennant in 1907, came through with 17 victories the next year and produced 29 victories on the road to the pennant in 1909. That was Detroit's last pennant triumph until Mickey Cochrane led the Tigers to victory 25 years later. A glance at the records proves that Mullin could hit, for he had a lifetime major league average of .262. That was good hitting for a pitcher who played in the days of the dead ball when the slugger who could bat .300 was a rarity. HURLED NO-HITTER IN 1912 Mullin gained many thrills in his long years on the diamond. One of them came July 4, 1912, when he pitched the Tigers to a no-hit, victory over St. Louis. He got an unusual thrill in that game because Ty Cobb raced to the flagpole to take a fly for the final out. The game was played on Mullin's birthday and one of the hottest days of that summer. Mullin got another thrill some years before that when a number of Tigers went to Cuba to play some exhibition games in the winter time. During one of the games Herman Schaefer, clowning Tiger second baseman, was arrested for pulling the hidden ball trick, and for a time Mullin feared that he would be taken along as an accomplice. THE HIDDEN WEAPON It seems that Schaefer became obsessed with the hidden ball trick as a weapon after somebody pulled it on him in a game in Detroit. Always after that he tried to work it every time an opportunity presented itself. Schaefer did not know that the Cubans took their baseball with deadly seriousness and that betting was legalized there. So when the Havana team put the winning run on second base, Herman got the ball from Mullin and caught the good neighbor base-runner flat-footed. Herman felt proud of himself until the police marched out on the field and arrested him for winning a ball game by trickery. After some hours of debate he was released on his promise never to try the trick in Cuba again. WON" 11 STRAIGHT Mullin won 11 straight games while the Tigers were marching to their pennant in 1909. He won 20 games five times in his career, his best year being 1909 when he finished with a percentage of .784. He lost only eight games while winning 29 that year. Mullin was born at Toledo, O.. July 4, 1S81, and came to the Tigers from the Fort Wayne club of the Western Association. He went to Washington after leaving Detroit and finished his career with the Indianapolis club, of the old Federal League. Mullin's death came after a long illness. He is survived by his widow, the former Grace Auker-man, of W abash; a daughter, Mrs. Lemoine Rish. of Detroit, and two sisters. Mrs. Pat Bruen and Miss Edna Mullin, of Detroit. C.P.W. British Ring Bout Is Won hv Detroitcr Tony Ross. Sr., old-time lightweight, received a cablegram Friday from his son. Tony Ross. Jr.. saying he had been awarded the decision over Bob McLukie, of England, in a 10-round bout staged at Liverpool Thursday. The younger Ross is attached to a United States antiaircraft battery stationed in England. TRACTORS BREAK EVEN Fordson High School athletic teams split even in two sports Friday when the swimming team dropped a 44-40 decision to Wyandotte and the basketball team nosed out Grosse Pointe, 31 to 30. Both Boxers Are Cheered by Crowd 6,000 See Driving Style Bring Victory BY CHARLES P. WARD Bob Montgomery, a durable Philadelphia Negro who uses the tireless fighting style made famous by the former lightweight champion. Battling Nelson, won the decision over Joe Peralta, grim-visaged Mexican from Douglas, Ariz., in their ten-round bout at the Olympia Friday night. Held to even terms during the first five rounds. Montgomery, by constantly pressing forward and throwing punches in the clinches and out of them, gradually tired Peralta during the last half of the bout. As the result he took four of the last five rounds and the decision. The tenth and last round was even. Both Referee Slim McClelland and the two judges. Frank Fisher and Sam Hennessey, agreed upon Montgomery as the winner. Never theless a crowd of 6.000 that paid a gross gaie 01 n,n. uj wIL- r rtt OA 4. ...iv ness the show had cheers lor Dotn ngniers ai me ena. VERY LITTLE MARGIN McClelland gave six of the rounds to Montgomery and four to Perolta. Hennessey also gave six rounds to Montgomery, but called one even. Fisher gave eight rounds to Montgomery, one to Peralta and called one even. The fact that no official save a round to either fisrhter bv a marjrin of more than!13 LIlr l"ai . u". . ..- six points to four, shows what a close fight it was. Although he lost the decision, Peralta must be given credit for making it a great fight. He was staggered in the first round by a short left to the head, but the Mexicano tore right after Montgomery and a slugfest ensued before the fight was well under way. After gaining an even break in the second round. Peralta outfought Montgomery in the third and fourth and was leading when they entered the fifth. Montgomery drew up to even terms by winning in this round and then slowlv forged ahead. NO KNOCKDOWNS There were no knockdowns but for a time in the ninth it looked as though Peralta would not last the limit. Staggered by two rights to the head while he was trying to fight his way out of a neutral coiner, Peralta sagged and tottered along the ropes while Montgomery showered him with blows. With the crowd in an uproar, Peralta grabbed and held Montgomery. A moment later the bell rang. Furious at his ninth-round showing Peralta stormed out of his corner in the tenth and traded blow for blow with Montgomery. He earned an even break in the round though he could not quite make up the ground that he had lost in the earlier sessions. In the preliminaries Ben Franklin, 144, Pittsburgh, lost an eight-round decision to Harold Smith, 147, Detroit, in the semifinal: Le-roy Willis, 128, Detroit, won a four-round decision from Henry Gowatch, 135, Detroit; Cpl. Leon- ard Arntz, Fort W a y n e Army Post, knocked out waiter Patryk. 158. Bay City, m the second round; Al Clark, 163, Detroit, won a four- round decision over Johnny Jones, 160, Detroit, and Sam Hughes. 160, Detroit, scored a two-round tech- nical knockout over Kid Davis. 160, Detroit. Karakas Is Sold Back to Chicago PROVIDENCE. R. I.,Jan. 7 (AP) Goalie Mike Karakas, of the Providence Reds, was sold today to the ' hicago Black Hawks, of the National Hockey League, for cash, believed to be more than $10,000, and two players. The Hawks sent Goalit Vic Highton and Forward Gordon Buttry to the Reds and also gave them option on an undisclosed third man. Karakas broke into pro hockey with the Hawks in 1935-36 and won the Calder Trophy as the outstanding rookie that season. He will join the Hawks in Sunday night. Mike was Srmedi to Providence in 1938-39 and sold to the Providence club the next year. Basketball FRIDAY'S RKSFLTS Nortlnwstprn ." Miehh::in 17 I . nf 1. -7 HWro't Imhw i I Mich. itrtnI r,7 Mvtrmt v Mi Wisconsin i:; lUinoU :" I'Hmn Itcxnitlffo t Rcth-inv 17 PurHiip TO 1 h'frtiro ;7 ' I'hiiw i i-nfrat Indian- l"''' :l Fairmont AM .VI Alm 15 Fort n-rr ; ln ;i Hi MinilSOl :i f So. MethiwiiM ;. Tfxas AAM ,n Purdue r.O ( liii aeo J7 Oiihuuti IV Sr. mtro-e 'Mi Arkansi 71 Tpius t'hritiii " ("animus 'Xi Hoistfr, O. Rerion Rrarh 3'? I one Beach 'Mi Kenetrter ."i M.I.T. l one I-lsnd S4 Kurt Toteo 37 iHMinisnn t;S ( :tnitiil .".! Miami. O. It Ohio Mi l.ora i Nimn-on 4t illt.H S IIOOL Plymouth li'A ne 17 I !;f ark '. Birminsiim JV? rnriNun Hi rtM pointf Mi Koclifrr ('lH"on M Wvanilnfif :i Mmim I I I jimltf rf ill H.'t St. iiiH-kunnil t nrlffon .'i'i BriUn is M ilan HI Lincoln IH Peler-hiir H Ida Trenton !? Fa-t IWroit I F.R VtCK Norfntk vt .VI Bainhridce Narr 4S Free Press Sponsors Tournament Detroit Kecreation, Saturday, Jan. 29, 1944 Captain League Sponsor Team Mail entry with check or money order for JS.00 to YV. W. Edgar. Bowling: Editor, Detroit Free Press Sports Department. Entries close at midnight. Monday, Jan. 24. 191. Hockey NATIONAL LEAGUE w i. t or OA Pt. Montrral 1 ! 3 115 51 39 B.wnr li ! 4 US US "J Toronto 13 II 114 101 t hirat" 111 It O 9J lOS ' DKTKOIT It II 4 77 l 2 Nfw ork 4 1 1 7fi 133 9 Tl'KDVS GAME ork at Montrral. Boston at Toronto. AMERICAN LEAGUE WESTKRN DIVISION' W I. T OF ( IrTclanrt Jrt H ,1 lml Indianapolis 9 111 9 77 I'ilt-burili H 16 S 6J EASTFK" DIVISION W L T r.F H.-rhrT 17 4 X9 Hiillalo 7 III H tit t'rovidenre ti l.'i 4 .M SlIIKOWS GAMF.S BllTfalo at (Irvrland. Providence at llerhrv. Indianapolis at Pittthnrch. O A Pt. 73 37 7H -;7 83 17 G Pl. 5. 3 7 ." 8 IS Frankcl Sets Prep Pace in Openers Scores 21 Points As Northern Win BV BOB LATSH.WV It might have been the first nj ht of ,ay in the Citv and ; Catholic High School basketball Leagues Fridav. but it didn't srem to bother a couple cf the sharp shooters. In the City Frankel, center Eskimos broke points as his League Charles for Northern's loose with 21 team trimmed Pershin Charlev 46 to 32. Another Cacicedo this time, who : . V- , , 1 .. LhaI, n IT.!., Redeemer, scored 20 points as the Lions trimmed Lourdes. 35 to 27, for their twentv-first consecutive triumph. All in all. the defending criam- nions didn't have too much trouble in the first battles of 1944. Central's City League title-holders in 1942, the last year varsity com petition was held in the loop. opened with a 39-19 decision over Chadsey in a non-league tilt. In the Catholic League, Mt. Crmel, defending Third Division champion, turned in a 38-20 triumph over Sacred Heart. St. Stanislaus", Second Division title- holder, now playing in the First group, walloped St. Joseph's, to 13, paced bv veteran Jerrv Ruhrman's 13 points. There were the usual hih- scoring tilts, too. Annunciation turned on the power to beat St. Vincent's, newcomer to the Sec ond Division, 52 to IS. Dave Mc- Hale had IS of the winners' points. St. Mary's of Royal Oak trounced St. Mary's of Mt. Clemens, 54 to 11, after leading, 40 to 6, at the intermission. Don J e n d r u s c li topped the scorers with 16 points St. Catherines. East bide win ner in the First Division last vear. opened its 1944 campaign with a 27-21 verdict over St Anthony's. Don Patterson paced the Warriors with 11 points. City League contests, as a rule. were much closer contests. Wr st ern's Cowbovs topped Wilbm Wright in the last 30 seconds. to 26. U. of D. High nosed out Redford. 22 to 21. With Rav Ernatt clicking for 10 points. Hamtramck's ouinte! cnamea up a j4- victory over (Highland Park. Southeaster! turned in a 38-24 triumph over Northeastern in another East Side game. j On the West Side Southwest- I ern s strong quintet had a tough ; time with Northwestern but won. 25 to 22. Mackenzie doivnei Cooley, 24 to 20. after the scorr had been tied at lS-all in the fourth period. CITV LEAGUE Katrrn 38 Millrr Denh 3K I - Nonthratirn :K Vortlipa-t-cm 'It Hamtramrk 3t Ifichlanri I'ark ( Norrhrrn til rer-hinc 3'1 i Smif hwp-trrn I" rlliurstrrn ' Ontral t hacNir 19 : I', of i. : : R. df.ird ;i ; Markenzi l I indt-v -;tt i Hnlrrn Milloir Wrielit '.') ! CATHOLIC LEAGUE ; Mt. Carnu l 3S S.irrnl llrnrt ;o ' Annunciation .VI St. inr'pnt'ft I ' St. r'rt'rirrirk'-. 33 St. l;ita : 1 I St. MurVt K. II. -l Mt. t lrtn.n II : St. t athiTinc'n i7 St. nthoni' M ; St. Caxiinir'-. St. 1 rttm i a i-r I I St. Ilinie' AM Snim-' ' ' lat hulir rntral 11 St. flcnerfirt'a 'It st. AmlrrwN 311 St. cnr' 19 I Ito-arv 37 St. Thnma IT : Di'I.iiSnllc ." imitation 13 llolv Krdf'mpr 3 " l.iirdi 'I i St. Stani'.lan' 37 St. 4,iinh' I I St. M. of l;.l. ."it St. M. of Mt. PI. I I Hoppe Takes Lead ill Non-Title Match KANSAS CITY. Jan. 7 (AP) Willie Honnp of NVw York, worid'.- Ihrce-cushion billiard champion. retained his lend in a 1.900-p.u'n non-title match with WVlker Cn chrane. of San Francisco, with 2.")0 points to Cochran's 224 at th-rlo.ee of five blocks of play today The match was won by Hoppe. r to 42. in 52 innings. Each bid -hifrh run of six. Hoppe trailed, to 26. in th-twentv-fourth inning, but took trv lead in the thirty-ninth with a run of six. Alma Gains Revenge bv Heating Ft. Custer ALMA. Jan. 7 (API Alma College registered its third basketball victory in seven starts this winter bv "defeating Fort Custer. 45 to 32. tonight. John Chula led the winners with 14 points to avenge an earlv-season 4.1-.17 do- feat bv Fort Custer. Howard M- Cartv led the losers with l".

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