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Thursday, January 30, 1941
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Golden Gloves Favorites Thrill Crowd at Highland Park Show - a A . - , An Ambition that Wouldn't Be Lost Fame and adulation have failed to make Danny Fortmann forget that above all, he wants to be a surgeon BY JOHN X. SABO pro football is just the means to an tno. 1 wanl 10 specialize in surgery. The speaker was a blond, husky fellow who filled out the shoulders of his snow white doctor's coat to the bulging point. When he passed through one of the doors at Harper Hospital, you couldn't mistake him. Only an All-Pro football ward hke Danny Fortmann, of the Chicago Bears, could have a pair of shoulders like that What was Fortmann doing at Harper Hospital? He was working. The Fortmann whom football fans remember as the best guard in the National Football League i, the same Dr. Daniel Joseph Fortmann who is serving: his mternship at Harper. What's more, he is working harder now than last fall when he was tackling and blocking for the championship Bears. At least his weight would indicate as much. Fortmann weighed 205 as a Bear guard. Now he is down to 195. Hard to Figure Fortmann has been a source of wonder to athletes since he went to Colgate from Pearl River (N. Y.) High School. He won 12 letters in high school in football, baseball, basketball and track but concentrated on football and studies at Colgate. The result of this concentration was that Danny was an All-Eastern guard In 1935 and a Phi Beta Kappa student This is only part of the story. Danny was graduated as a pre- mcdical student from Colgate at the aee of 18. When he was 19. he was playing with the Chi cago Bears and he has been with them through the last five seasons. In his first two years he was alaced on the second All-Pro team, He has been an almost unanimous choice for, first All-Pro team honors in the last three seasons, Never Sidetracked Fortmann wasn't just a football niaver with the Bears. He never lost track of his principal aim in life to be a surgeon. While playing with the Bears, he was also takine a medical course at the iinivprsitv of Chicago. Upon con elusion of this course, he received HMr' i is1""' h ft; '-savasua. ' . if S, 1 : ;' .,, ' ' -f DANNY FORTMANN 'A means to an end' his appointment as an Intern at Harper Hospital. The amiable Fortmann Is married to the former Mary Van Hal-terne, of East Lansing. Fortmann has been fortunate in that he has been able to obtain a leave of absence from Harper Hospital to play with the Bears. How much longer does he intend to play pro football? He's not certain but figures he'll try one more year if he can arrange another leave of absence next fall, Danny Fortmann is Interested in football but he's more interested in becoming a surgeon. Eagles Upset Oshkosh, 36-34 Jeannette's Late Basket Is Margin STANDINGS Oshkosh Akron tlnodyrar MirliinKHIt unKoir IhirHKO Akron Firestone Hammond I. 4 7 7 7 7 IS Pet .-as .5:l .5(H .411! ,4IM) The smallest member of the rejuvenated Detroit Eagles supplied the most important shot Wednesday night. Little Harry Jeannette flipped in a long shot with two minutes to play and thereby gave the Eagles a welcome 36-34 victory over the first-place Oshkosh All-Stars at Naval Armory. Jeannette's valuable contribu-tinn entrenched the Eagles in fourth place in the National Basketball League and convinced some 1,800 fans that the Eagles ire still very much in the championship race. Oshkosh had won 11 of 14 games before arriving in Detroit. While Jeannette delivered the winning blow, it was Bob Calihan who led the Eagles' last-half spurt Calihan scored 10 points, nine in the last 12 minutes after Oshkosh had taken a 25-21 lead. Jeannette scored 11 points. For three periods Oshkosh looked every bit like a first-place team but the All-Stars, possibly a hit weary from a three-game road trip, wilted in the last period. DKTROIT (Hfi rll!ian.r J'-tHlftlC.f Hllnvkl.f, IVirrr.s. Aheiirn.e Naiindr.rfe.A OS1IKONH 1311 i r T V T 1 to rntimm.f 1 1 1 llerrv.f 1 7 K.dwards, 1 3 rtrshil.c 3 n Shlnn.c 0 0 Barle.f Vtltaaek.t Carpenter,' Prasse.K O 1 1 SIR 4 .1 11 OOO 1 1 a 6 2 11 10!! 0 0 0 T,.fal : ft art Totals I'! Ill Si "ire at hwir tlshkosh. XII. Detroit 18. WARD WISE to tl( -By Charles P. Ward- ON FRIDAY night, Feb. 14, Detroit is going to stage a "Jack Adams Night" at the Olympia, and that is a good idea, for "Genial John" Adams has been one of Detroit's outstanding sports personalities for more than a decade. Even some of his admirers don't realize it but Genial John is one of the most successful managers Detroit has had in any sport. Twice his teams have won the Stanley Cup and also the National Hockey League title. In other words they finished first in the regular season and then outfought all foes in the playoffs. That doesn't always happen. Hugney Jennings won pennants with the Tigers in 1907, 1908 and 1909, but never won a World Series. Mickey Cochrane won two American League championships and one World Series championship with the Tigers, and Del Baker one American League title. The night of Feb. 14 will no doubt find Adams much embarrassed by the attention paid him. He really is modest and the easiest way to. find out is to attempt to interview him upon the subject of Jack Adams. , Turn to Page IS, Column 1 Hugh Dean Named 'Fund' Treasurer Hugh Dean, assistant manufacturing manager of the Chevrolet Motor Car Co., has been named treasurer of the "Fans' Fund" for the "Jack Adams Hckey Night," at Olympia, Feb. 14, Committee Chairman Fred Matthael announced Wednesday. Dean will handle the contributions for the gift the fans are going to present Adams and can be reached at the General Motors Building offices of Chevrolet. To Whom It May Concern Baker Names Second Child After Bris H lierlnl to the Free Preaa LAKELAND. Fla.. Jan. 29 Del Baker has another son and this one s a right-hander he hopes. While talking with a reporter at his winter home here the other day, the Tiger manager called attention to the way his curly-haired nineteen-month-old son, Del, Jr., was swinging his left arm in a romp on the lawn. "I'm afraid he's going to be anther one of those southpaws," said Del, laughingly. Today in announcing the birth of second son at Lakeland's Morrell Hospital, Eaker jubilantly said: "And I'm pretty sure he's a right-hander!" The baby, the Tiger pilot said, yjs been named Walter in honor of falter O. Briggs, owner of the ,!";an League champions. We'll decide on a middle name "ter, but you can say definitely at the first name Is Walter in '"nor of Mr. Briggs." l t''ker said the baby, born late ?s niht, weighed seven pounds H ounces. -Mr?. Baker, who has been relax-in Flnrirlu'a , 1 ,j ....... lirlt- 1(Ji inuie a..............S.I....,..........,..........,....,,.,f BY DALE STAFFORD T)ILLS seeking legalization of handbooks have been introduced in New Hampshire, New York, California, Illinois and Florida. No handbook measure has appeared at Lansing yet, but don't be surprised if another attempt is made to legalize wagering on dog races in this State. ... In the spring of 1939 Roger Peckinpaugh, new manager of the Cleveland Indians, was leader of the New Orleans club, of the Southern Association, and was offered the services of Lou Boudreau and Ray Mack. Peck told Cleveland officials that he desired players who were better known so Boudreau and Mack were shuffled off to Buffalo. Today the youngsters are two of the men Peckinpaugh is counting on in the 1941 pennant drive. . Hank Grcenberg has advised local draft board officials that he Is considerably irked by the publicity accorded his particular case. . . . Ls Mueller, Tiger rooKie pucner up from Beaumont, pronounces his last name "Miller." . . . Another Bengal recruit moundsman, Hal White, did not lose a game in three years of pitching for the Utica (N. Y.) Academy. He played with Buffalo, of the International League, last season. . . . Tom Stldham, Marquette University football coach, is sometimes referred to as an Indian but as a matter of fact Young Tracy Proves Value of Training Tonight's Program Will Be Staged at Michigan Alkali By CHARLES P. WARD Favorites started to bob up in the Golden Gloves Wednesday night at the third show of the tournament which was held at the Hackett Field House, Highland Park, and staged by the Highland Park Recreation Commission. About 1,800 attended. One of the favorites who made his appearance was Art Tracy, Jr., sixteen-year-old son of the boxing coach of Annunciation A.C. tie served notice that he would b a contender for the novice featherweight title by scoring a three- round Knockout over Kon&ld Haley, unattached. Tracy's victory proves that training does pay. The young man's father was the welterweight champion of Ireland and Northern England In his professional fighting days, and when his son showed an aptitude for fisticuffs, he decided that the lad would never fight until he had been taught how. Shows His Training Tracy showed the result of his training from the start He flashed a snappy left hand and when openings presented themselves, he followed with a right that carried plenty of authority. Wednesday night's Gloves show was the third of the week. A fourth night of fighting is scheduled Thursday when a program of bouts will be held at the Michigan Alkali Club, Wyandotte. The week of campaigning will end Friday with a "Charley Brennan Night" program at the Naval Armory. Short Stuff Has Stuff Another good bout Wednesday night was that between Charles (Short Stuff) Govan, a junior novice featherweight from Allen Industries, and Matthew Welch, of Chevrolet A.A. Although at a disadvantage in height and reach, Short Stuff dropped his opponent for a three-count just before the bell ended the second round. Welch failed to answer the bell at the start of the third. Matthew Wilson, Hudson A.A., had Joe Karalis, Y.M.C.A., beaten in another junior novice welterweight bout, but when his second advised him to punch for the body, Matthew paid no attention. So he ran into a right to the chin that almost upset him in the third round. He finished the round in a daze and lost the decision. N10B NOV1CK DIVISION 13-H)Uil4 t !. luirltn m (Allen Industries) kDorkwi out Muttltew Wtlth (I hrvrulrt A.A. I lllir" ruunn. i i Mt.....tnl ;nrdo .MiirLraa tun tlnrhril) iMcmcd William llbln (llltll- land Turk Krfrcmiom. l'tl-iHiund rl Hill Thomas (Franklin SfttleinmU knocked out luesur Pryor llliltlilnnd furk Kecrelli.n). third round: Art Truer, Jr. Aiiiiuiulation A. (..I kumked nut Kolund llnlej (unnlliiehedl, second round; llvium rercj (lluhUnd I'urk Kec-reatlonl defeated Herman Jarkson lunat-Inrliedll hd Danielewtrl (llamtramek r.-l.un...i Ln.i.kMl nut t;ollln M r Kea (unat tached), second rounn: twin i-uduvic unattached) debated Uouc Talor (thesrolet A A ) 'l.'w-nonnd elm Oeorm (Irenke. (Hlh land Park Kecrealion) knocked out Ired Mtrhmau (unattached), third round: Ka rlolnman (Blessed Macramentl defeated liene (iarrinrr (unattached! : trank riht (Chevrolet A.A.) delcaiea mil eier lli.hlu..a P.rk Heereatiiin) I Fridift llamil' ton ( Allen Industries) defeated Lxo Bltwruk (IliChland rarlt Kecreauoni. 141 rot M t I.AHS Andre. Murker (llishlaud Park Reerf- allon) knocked out Dick Hollies (unat tached), third rounn: irswn nsn n Uliihland I'ark lleereallnnl defeated Air...a Mile (unattached) I Palvatore (iiordann (unattached) defeated Benedict I'rtiiodek lines ! ..!: oc urens (t.VI.C.A.i defeated Matthew Wilson llliMlson A A ): Kinder (.Miehiian Alkali) knocked out William ..Newton liinnMaehedl, first round: Joe Medelis I Blessed Kacramenl) dc(e(ed Dick Mar-eellus (unattached) : ( harles Krol (unattached) knocked nut I harles Beaudct Khesrulet A.A.), fi't round! Marvin Kevek (Jewish tommiinily I en(er) knocked out Milton I'ersha (Hiahlaiid I'ark Keereutjon). (Irsl round: r.ddl hsmols (II nil land Park ; Kecrealion) knocked out Tom Fowler (unattached). (Irt ronnd. Iiin-nound elass Stanler Nowak (Holr Redeemer) defeated tienrno Oilhway (HlKhland Park Keereation) : Ed Tract (llol Kedeemer) knocked out Irfonard West (unntlaehed). first round: Joe. rirth (Hole Kedeemer) knocked out Bar Warner (unattached), first round. Boxers who have been notified to report for the bouts at the Michigan Alkali Club, Wyandotte, Thursday: FLYWEIGHT (112-rOI ND James llonu and Robert Jones, Allen Industries: John Mlnsnn and lror Williams, Brewster Recreation: tiene llutrva. Morton Meklir and tierald Peters, (hevro-let A.A.; John Bowman and Daniel House, """BAVrAMWEKIHT (IISPOIND) Arthur Blount, Curt In Galnm and Willi MarKhiUI, Allen Imluitrlfn; Ofrald Grove, Annunciation A.C.) Waltff lrf and (iftiTKt Martin, Brrwrtrr Kr.( Jottt-ph Thi-hanlt, rhrvrolrt; llfnry Vrr, Krr Hny (lulu I'Utlier Knb.Mt.mi and Hrrmun Warren, Fort Wayne; Al Bury, HamtrHinrk Kx rhanjEe Club; Arv.d Mncnrlan. Hlchluiid Park Kcr.i 'reciNit Mfndrn, Holy K-fltmrr A.C.t Jnk (irund.v, Trrnton Bos' (lob; ln Aria, William Ballard, .n ( onion. Mlrhael ( upoln. Tlierian Hunt and Je Knc?iil, unt(arhd. FKXTIIKRWfcMiHT l'!0-POIn Richard Boyd and I Hull, A Urn Tn-riii-tlrlm: 1rarn Hooker and -John Hnrrin, HrruKtt-r Ker. (ienrn KUao and Th-dnr Nawrwki, thevrnlft; 4amm Taylor. Kcorw Bm; Al Unmet., Hishland Park Kpt.; Jntrtpi Rnhlnwn, Hadon A.A.t Bill Noble, Michigan Alkali; Alex Rename. River Konee Cnrnmunitr ('enter; Han Ht xtidler. (ene Tunney Bnyft Hub: Rot (ura, V.M.C.A.: Teddy Cop and Bill llerzina, nnat!;rhed. i.KJIITWKH.HT (l3.VPOrI fameti Aflami and Jetwe I lav in, A Hen Industrie; K.ddie Owfm and John Patter-ton, Brewter Ree.t Walter B-l!. Briitif. A. A.; Tnmmy Miillhewn, Rnr (rHarn and Palmer Prte-4. hevrolet; Robert Mmalley, Frnrne Bnya; N'iek NirhnU, Franklin Het-tlement: Rir Ford, HiehUnd Park Ree.; Frank R(M)ae anrt Hiirrr rane, Hnrtmn Jninn lrt.rain. nieniKan AiKaii; Thursday, January 30, 1941 Glover's Hand Is Quicker than the Camera Shutter Tzr- r- y V '-.mT Art Tracy, Jr., left, son of the Annunciation A.C. coach, dodges a haymaker Ronald Haley in their Golden Gloves bout Wednesday night. Haley's hand was fast that the camera could not stop it. Tracy won by a knockout. thrown by moving so Tebbetts' Trip Very Successful George (Birdie) Tebbetts, who came west a few days ago to (1) fight a charge of assault and battery growing out of a tomato-throwing episode at Cleveland last summer, (2) to have a Detroit dentist look after his teeth, and, (3) to negotiate with the Tigers regarding the Balary he will receive next summer, has had a most successful trip, it was indicated Wednesday. He won the court fight at Cleveland, had his dental work attended to and signed his 1941 contract. The amount he will receive was not revealed. YOUNG WILLARD DRAFTED STOCKTON, Calif., Jan. 29 (A. P.) Jess Willard, Jr., son of the former world heavyweight boxing champion, has been drafted into the Army, his father said today. Draft Query to Reach Honolulu ivith Hank Wings Entrain for Toronto with 2 Aims Hope to Regain Second and Make Mowers Top Goalie As the Detroit Eed Wings en trained for Toronto Wednesday afternoon to play the Maple Leafs Thursday they had two things in mind: (1) They want to beat the Ma ple Leafs so they can regain second place in the National Hockey League and (2) They want to score enough goals to place Johnny Mowers In the lead for the Vezina Trophy for. goalies. The Wings are now In third place, one point behind the Boston Eruins. Mowers trails Goalie Walter (Turk) Broda by three goals in their little fight for top goalie honors of the year. Tne Mowers-Broda nght has de veloped into one of the highlights of the winter. Broda has given up 57 goals in 30 games; Mowers has Deen nicked for 60 in 31 games. The Wings blame themselves that Mowers is not in first place. Detroit has played Toronto five times this winter. Toronto has won three of these games and has out-scored Detroit, 11 to 7. Although Mowers is in his first year of big-league hockey, the Wings sincerely believe that he can finish as the season's top goalie. The Wings are now endeavoring to beat a goalie who was once their property. Back in 1936 when Normie Smith was going great guns for Detroit, Broda was goalie for the Detroit Olympics, a Red. Wing farm. It appeared that Broda would not break in with the Wings for several years so they sold him to Toronto. When Hank Greenberg arrives in Honolulu on his vacation late this week, he'll find a little reminder from Uncle Sam in his mail the questionnaire sent to eligibles for the draft army. Officials of Draft Board No. 23, on which Hank lias No. 621, announced Wednesday that the Greenberg questionnaire is now in the mail and will arrive in Honolulu about the same time that Hank does. In order to facilitate the work of the draft board officials, Greenberg wired his Honolulu address to them. Draft questionnaires must be returned within five days, but In cases where a person is out of town this time limit is extended. Officials of Board No. 23 said that the time limit had been extended in Greenberg's case and they do not expect to receive Hank's questionnaire until the middle of February. The early calculations of the draft board officials that Greenberg will probably be inducted into the draft army by June 1 appear to be accurate. Unless Greenberg is deferred, and he has indicated that he would not seek deferment, Hank will be lost to the Tigers for all except the early months of the 1941 season, draft officials believe.. Greenberg will probably be placed in Class A-l if he passes the physical examination. ABIE'S BABIES TO PLAY Abie's Babies, the basketball team composed of Detroit Lions football players, will meet the Neighborhood Club, of the Detroit Basketball Association, at 9 p. m. Saturday at the Neighborhood Club Grosse Pointe. Gloves Tickets On Sale NOW Tickets for the Free Press Golden Gloves finals and semifinals are on sale today and the annual rush is on. Finals' tickets may be purchased at the Olympia and the Free Press Public Relations Office. Tickets for the semifinals may be obtained at the Naval Armory and the Free Press. The tickets for both shows are also available during Intermissions at the neighborhood Gloves programs. Reserved seat prices arer City semifinals (Naval Armory, Feb. 14): $1 and 65 cents. Finals (Olympia, Feb. 21): $1.75, S1.25, 85 cents and 50 cents. BUY TODAY! he Is only one-sixteenth Cree. Fifteen-sixteenths of his blood is Irish. . . . Gov. Van Wagoner will discuss a proposed new Michigan racing bill with Racing Commissioner Edward J. Fry in a huddle at Lansing Friday. . . . Professional football loses caste in Detroit and Philadelphia daily because of the apparent inability of Owners Fred L. Mandell, Jr., and Bert Bell to get "name", coaches for their respective elevens. "The Angel Is Still the World's Wrestling Title Claimant," reports the Hartford (Conn.) Courier. And so are 147 other guys. . . , The Citadel, college at Charleston, S. C, introduces a new technique in running down football material by writing to newspapers to ascertain all-scholastic selections. . . . Gallahadion, the long-shot winner of the 1940 Kentucky Derby, has been withdrawn from the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap March 1. Trainer Roy Waldron said that it would be impossible to pet the horse ready tn run. Gallahadion is trniihpd with j a hip ailment. A.A. Onrir trsasnn, Klrrr Kftiit; Krn Juhn. son, TlinnrT Inn: Jiirn nntrlnrr, Klrhara Riork. Hill (Irabowskl (nil Earl Osklrj. BIMttachr-if. WKI.TKRWEKJHT (HT.pOl!Nt Tormld nl-. Alien Indn.lrlrs: William Allison. Brewster Kee.; (inr Teee nnit l.ennnrd Khorn. Chevrolet; Arthnr Pefers, ttrnrse Rots; Jme Brown anrt lwis An-tterwin. fori Wayne: Toot Ahhott, Hleh-land Park Ree.; John Manler and Panl Zonae, Hndson A.A.: llenrr Rarrdlo. alter Mnnske and Klehard Prlnrle, Mien-Iran Alkali; Rirhard Hnhhird. River Kotire; John Anceloeei, John Kowalee and Rohert .Martin. Trenton Bovs; Al Phlfer. Kticene Simmons and Ldward Wilson, un attarhed. Minm.rwEiGHT (iRnpnrn Robert Collins and Harvey Connsel, Allen Industries; William Haurhtnn, Brewster tenter; Bob Larimer, Hricrs V A.; (ilenn Harford, Chevrolet; Homer Weber, Keorse Bovs: Juirtes f-'vans, rort Wavne; Joseph tieorre, f"i-nkijn Settle-ment: Hurrv Koeh:il)-k v. Hiimtramrk Kv-ehsnee flub: Steve fMlnwski. Ivte Orelr and Peter Ptak. Mlehitan Alkali: t.lenn Reiser, Hirer Konee, Harris Cleveland and Niek Jin, unatttiehed. Ten Year Ago Today Heavyweights from all rr' mnnth, snrl the baby were' country started arriving in Detroit to train 'r"'p'i "doinp; fine" today. ' Monteith's "Beef Trust Carnival" at Olympia. SPARTANS THROW I'-M I EAST LANSING. Jan. 20-I Michigan State's varsity wrestling parts of the team scored a major upset in de fer William (Scotty) I featins: the University of Michi- I gan, 18 to 14, tonight. 0S ' jf Get your luxury CQat now for the balance of this , winter and for next year at huge savings. It's smart shopping and Harry Suffrin has set the -ll ,-Jr- rvV- . stage for the kind of a buy that makes these coats 7 s :' J sell fast so better get yours today! J PAHKAMA . 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