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Madison Capital Times (Newspaper) - April 25, 1942, Madison, Wisconsin SPORTS NEWS THE CAPITAL TIMES Only Madison Paper With Associated Press Service SPORTS NEWS VOL 49 NO 132 MADISON WIS SATURDAY APRIL 25 1942 B Bad2ers96in 13Hit Attack Rep OToole New York has protested to the house against the employment of baseball players and punch drunk fighters to soft berths at army and navy training centers as athletic instructors We have learned from time to time that suchmen as Ber nie Bierman Minnesotas great football coach had been calledback by the Marines that Sleepy Jim Crowley Pete Cawthorn George Pot sy Clark and a host of others including Sam Barry Tex Oliver had joined the navy to teach physical fitness to stu dent pilots It was easy to understand the selection of Bierman be cause he had been an officer in the last war and of Clark because he had served over seas with the Army in 1918 Surely they would have a of the needs of the hour but some of the others were not so readily regarded by the civilian public as qualified for their new duties Here and there was a dispo sition to criticize the Navy and to charge some of the coaches with seeking and obtaining soft berths through the influ ence and prestigethat had come to them as sports head liners Perhaps the popular presumption was that these men were chosen for their reputations when as a matter of fact they were chosen for the skills on which their reputationswere based The Navy did not trust itself with the selection of coaches to harden the young fliers at Annapolis and elsewhere First the coaches were requir ed to satisfy an advisory coun cil composed of civilians whose lives have been devoted mainly to physical education Bast and West North and South were represented on the advisory council The Western Conference the Ivy League the Pacific Coast Conference and independent schools con tributed to its membership Here is the list taken from the current issue of United States Naval Institute Pro ceedings 4 Dr Joseph E Raycraft Princeton University Mr Ray Eckman director of athletics and student activities Univer sity of Washington Mr Wil liam J Bingham director of athletics Harvard University Major John Griffith commis sioner of athletics Western Conference Mr Elmer Mitch ell director of intramural athletics University of Michi gan Dean Carl P Schott di rector of physical education Pennsylvania State College Mr L W St John director of athletics Ohio State Uniycr Continued on Second Sports Page Pinther Kuenning and Keller Star In Dual MADISON WESTS powerhouse track team racked up another impressive victory at Breese Stevens field Friday atfernoon roll ing over aihapless Madison Central squad 7637 in the opening outdoor dual meet of the spring season The WestsWers coached this year by Vic Lannlng eased through 11 firsts In 13 events with JimKuenning Craig Keller and Hoppe Pinther paving the way with two Individual victories apiece The charges of oCach Milt Diehl could musteronly two first places sending two men into a first place tie in the mile and halfmile runs Jim Stlcka and Ralph Berg copped the longer event in theslow lime of while Bob Scbara and Red Good rich linked arms to finish in the 880 It was Wests third impressive per formance of the 1942 season In in door competition the Westsiders walked off with the Wisconsin Rapids invitational and thentook their sec ond straight Madison West relays on Apr Fridays meetwas virtually in the bag before the competition was half over Keller took the 120 yard high hurdles in 146 Seconds and the 200 yard lows in 25J seconds and Kuen ning won the100 and 200 yard dashes in 102 and 21 seconds respectively the outstanding performances of the meet Pinther however flashed his versatility by winning the shot put with a heave of 45 feet 6 inches then took the discus with a toss of 130 feet 1 Inch Wests 880yard relayteam com posed ofKeller PhilStephenson Bob Brown and Kuenning dashed off a neat clocking to win handily Westalso swept theihigh jump and pole vault events to add to its heavy advantage V The summaries 100 YARD DAsii won by KnennlnE West second Sanders Central third Carow Central Time 102 seconds 440 YARD DASH won by Brown West second Shelton Central third Stepaensoa West Time 534 seconds 120 YARD HIGH HURDLES won by Keller West secondHyslop Central third Lucas West Time 146 sec onds MILE RUN won by Stlcka and Bers Centra third West Time SHOT PUT Won by Hntter West second Pontana West third Erlckson Central Distance 45 feet 6 inches 200 YARD DASH won by Kuenning West second Sanders Central talrd Brown West Tlaie 21 seconds 200 YARD LOW HURDLES won by Keller West second Hyslop third Brlnton West Time252 sec onds 880 YARD RUN won by Schaa and GoodrichCentral tledl third Tor torlce West Time HIGH by Bathurst Pin ther Iltls all of West Height 5 feet 4 BROAD JUMP won by Brown West second CarthronCentral third Bath urst West Distance 19 feet a Inches POLE VAULT won by Vetter Cue cla Atkins Dunn and Gessler all of West Height 9 Veet 5 Inches DISCUS won by Plnther West second Fpntana West Uilrd Carow Central Distance 130 feet 1 inch 880 YARDRELAY won by West Keller Stephenson Brown Kuen Time 1SS1 Bierman Gathers Staff For Iowa V5 Team MINNEAPOLIS Major Bernie Bierman returned to his Minnesota football haunts Friday and found time to line own staff for the Iowa Naval Base team next fall j Aiding the Gopher coachonleave j will be LtDallas Wardformer freshj man coachat Minnesota Lt Phil Bengstonlinecoach from Ensign Don Heap ifrom Northwestern and Trevor Reese former1 Ohio State star Wprf TVanlnnim Bunt An in the Derby Upset at DrakeRelays Central 76 to 37 to Open Outdoor Slate Michigan State Gets 8 Runs in First Four Innings for Easy Win Maple Bluff May Be Site of State Open Golf Meet RACINE Jans president of the Professional Golf ers Association ofWisconsin is canvassing fellow professionals to decide whether to put the state open jrolf tournament on at the Maple Bluff club of Madisonor at Mil waukee Hank Gardner of Mil waukee won the title last year when the meet was at Milwaukee Westmoor Badger Prep Track Team Tips Baraboo Win 6053 Bush and McMurray Spark Dual Victory By ART LENTZ HEAVY SCORING inthe weight events and a surprise showing1 byVerne McMurry in thebroad jump brought Coach Clyde Knapps Wisconsin High track team home a 6053 winner over Baraboo Friday af ternoon at Camp Randallstadium in a dual meet between the two Southern Ten Conference schools It was the first Badger Prep dual competition In over adecade McMurrywho had won the opening event on the the 440 yard 20 feet 1 inches on his last try in the broad jump to nose out Joe Burke of Baraboo by onequarter of an inch This turn in events and 12 morepaints out of a possible 18 in the shot put and the discus throw clinched the meet for Wisconsin High With eight of the 13 events run off the score bad been tied 3636 Individual honors of the day went to HenryBush of the Badger Preps who snared firsts inthe high and low hurdlesand the high lump He was not pressedin any ol the events Second in scoring was McMurry with 13 points the blond speedster pick ing up a second In the 200 yard dash John Mead paced Baraboo with firsts in the sprints and a third In the discus besides winning the re lay for his team with a fine fin ish after getting the baton 10 yards back of the Wisconsin High anchor man Mead slopped off the 200 yard dash in 212 seconds and the century in 104 seconds despite slow starts Burke added eight points to Bafaboos total while Tom Wright placed In four events to give Wisconsin High eight points Baraboo won five individual events and the relaywhile the winners got firsts in seven The summaries 440 YARD by McMurry Wisconsin High second Howard Bar aboo third Hill Baraboo Time 578 seconds 100 YARD by Mead Baraboo second Pqetwcller Wlscon Continued on Second Sports Page Oklahoma Quartet Smashes Sprint Mark at Drake Relays M Louis Mourns Sudden Death of Blackburn TAPHANK N Y weight Champion Joetouis Informed ol the death of his1 trainer Jack Blackburn in ChicagOjFriday mourn ed Blackburns passing today as the loss of my closestfriend Thisis the worst shock I ever got In my life Joe said visibly overcome and near tears when was told as he completed day long drill on the rifle rangeat Camp Upton where be is a buck private Jack me in the boxing game and followed me all the way through the Bomber went on He made a fighter of me and did more for me than any one else Joe revealed that after he knocked out Abe Simon hespent his five day furlough which followed in a trip to Chicago to see Blackburn who was ill with pneumonia Louis applied immediately for a brief leave in order to go to Chicago for Blackburns funeral Blackburn 58 years old was stricken with pneumonia several ifeeks ago but had progressed sufficiently to be removed from hospital to his home He was believed to be on the road to rt covery but death came suddenly apparently from a heart attack shortly before noon In all of Louis championship fights except the last bout with Abe Simon Blackburn had been in the titlehold ers corner At that time Blackburn was 111 and listened to the battle by radio He was regarded as one of the out standing Negro trainers of the ring and Louis gave him much credit for his fighting technique The cham pionreferred to Blackburn affection Chappie was hardly more lo quacious than the taciturn Louis whom bo trained to the cham pionship and through 20 success ful defenses But however short on chatter he was Ion on ring wisdom so much so that Black BobiBeierle Hadley Qualify for Finals Today Knox 3rd in 2Mile Event BY L V SHELLEY DBS MOINES crack Drake Relays pride swollen by a new American collegiate record and two meet marks offered another round of thrills in the wlndupof the track carnival today Events prominently mentionefl as likely to have a revisedset of figures before nightfall were theHigh jump pole vault and mile relay but anything was likely to happen down throughthe list of 17 university and college events Oklahoma Four Shines From Oklahoma came a quartet of speedsters to start the record breaking in yesterdays colorful show Bill Lyda his legs lightning fast drove throughj half mile in to anchor the versity of Oklahoma In a sprint medley race which sheared twotenths of a second from the American col legiatemark Merle Knox of Wisconsin was third in a field of 21 starters in yesterdays twomile race Bob Beierleof Wisconsin placed third in the discus with a toss of 1542 feetHe also qualified in the shotput preliminaries witha mark of 48 feet 2 best qualifying toss Les Kalchlk of Marquette also went Into the shotput finals with a mark of 44 feet 9 Inches Hadley In Javelin Lawrence Hadley of Wisconsin had the third best qualifying heave in the javelin 18289 feet Gil Larson of Marquette qualified in the 100yard dash but Dave Soer gel of Wisconsin failed to do so by a hair Marquette qualified a team in the university 440yard relay arid the880 yard university relay Where were the favored University of Texas lads Well the Longhoms seeking to protect the mark by Texas last year finished third behind the sizzling Sooners and Michigans Wolverines in race in which Okla homa appeared destined to land no better than the show position until Lyda took over New Drake marks went to the prai rie View Texas State Teachers Col legewith a race in the college sprint medley and to Cos College with a performance In the Iowa open onemile relay Alston Is Surprise In the Individual events Virgil Al ston of Miami Ohio University fur Iowa RaDy Beats Cats In Big Ten Bob Faber Fans 11 and Allows Only Four Hits EVANSTON III Iowa bunched four hits and a walk to score four runs in the eighth inning and defeated Northwestern 5 to 1 yesterday in the first Big Ten game ofa two game series at Evanston The second game will be played to day Until the eighth the game had been a pitching duel betwecr Bob Faber of Iowa and Frank Hoblick of North western Fred Busse relieved Hoblick in the eighth Faber a nephew of Eed Faber for mer White Sox pitcher yielded four hits while striking out 11 men The Wildcats scored their run in the third inning on Boblicks double and a fly by Dick Erdlitz Score Iowa 010 000 9 2 Northwestern flOl 000 4 2 and Welp Hob lick Busse and Gargas ILLINOIS 14 CHICAGO Z CHAMPAIGN Campbell held hicago to three singles Friday as Illinois defeated the Maroons 14 to 2 Campbell pitched no hit ball until the eighth inning although Chicago scored in the first Illinois made nice hits off Bob burn was referred Louis Mr Brain to nished the biggest surprise The be spectacled Ohioan running sixth in the two mile with only 220 yards to go rushed out ofthe pack to over take tile favorite Oliver Hunter of Notre Dame to a tleht finish Other individual championships the discusand broad won by Bob Fitch of Minnesota 15966 feet and Bill Christopher of Rice 24 feet 1 respectively At least five men including the defending champions Don Boydston Oklahoma A M and Keith ORourke Notre Dame were believed capable of wiping out the 20yearold 6 feet 6 inches high jump mark to day Williams Hunt Clash Bill Williams Wisconsin and Har old Hunt Nebraskawerethe favorites In the pole vaultandOhio State was the slight choice in1 atalentcd mile relay field which aimed at the Drake mark owned by the Buckeyes Boy Cochran the former Indiana ace now runningfor the Great Lakes naval training station was featured in a special 440yard low hurdles race Batted Bcdl Breaks Jaw of Giants John Hubbell NEW Hubbell 27 year old brother of Carl and like wise a pitcher for the New York Gi ants was struck in the face by a ball batted by Rookie Connie Ryan in batting practice before Fridays game with the Braves Xray pictures showed he suffered a broken jay He will be confined to a hospital for four or five days and probably will be out of action for six weeks Meyer and was aided by eight Chicago errors Three hits and three suc cessive Maroon errors gavethe mini four runs in the third to break a 1 to 1 tie The mini scored five in the seventh on two hits and four errors Chicago g Illinois014 20JS 1 and Miller Pfeih Campbell and Brewer MICHIGAN TRAMPLES FBRDCE ANN ARBOR by Third Baseman Bud Chamberlain who drove in six runs in the first inning with a double and a home run Mich igan opened defense of its Big Ten championship Friday witha 13 to 1 victory over Purdue The wolverines scored 11 runs in the first inning shelling Walt Leifheit for five runs and five hits in one third inning and counting six more off Tony Berto The bases were filled the first time Chamberlain bat tered and two were on when he bit the homer The second of the two game series will bep layed here tomorrow Score Purdue010 000 Michigan 020 13 2 Batteries Leifheat Berto and Smith Boiro and Harms Jessop Rout Lautenbacli In 3rd Scheiwe Is Bat Star Special The Capital Times EAST LANSING State unleashed a 13bit attack to defeat the University of Wis consin Badgers 9 to 6 In the opener of a twogame series here Friday afternoon The two clubs clash again this afternoon The Spartans of Michigan State scored eight runs in the first fourrin nings to cinch the game Walter Lautenbach first of the Badger hurlers was charged with the de feat Vernon Freck who relieved Lautenbach in the third held rthe Spartans to three runs and five hits before being yanked for a pinch hit ter in the eighth George Vopal finished for Wisconsin Scheiwe Gets Three Ed Scheiwe Badger shortstop paced his mates with three hits ill singles as Wisconsin collected 16 safeties off Pitcher Al Jones who went the route for the State team Wilford Davis led the victorswith two singles and a triple while Nic Piccuito performed in brilliant fash ion at third base for the Spartans Lloyd Suite Schneider sparkled afield for the Badgers his running catch of Joe Nelsons hard hit liner being the outstanding play of the game Lautenbach stopped the Spartans in the first inning but came to grief in the second when Michigan State counted threeruns Pete Fornari filed to John Kasper and Bill Fite simmons was out Bob Englebretsoh to Ed Butcher but Ed Ciolek singled and Bob Andreoli dittoed Ciolek rac ing to third and Andreoli to second on the throw in Jones bit to Scheiwe and the latter uncorked a wild peg the two base runners scoring Jones reached second on the play Picciuto singled and Jones stopped at third Nelson singled to center scoring Jones Lautenbach knocked down Davis Dounder and threwPic cuito out at the1 plate State Scorn Three More The local collegians added three more runs1 in the walked but was out Willding to Scheiwe third Davis stealing Bob Fomari was Martin Hurls Well as Blues Blank Zanesville Club 60 Special to The Capital Times ASHLAND Madison Wis Blues of the Three Eye League blanked Zanesville O here Thursday 6 to 0 as Warren Martin hurled great ball for five innings He had a fast ball and his curve was working beautifully just cutting the corners Roy Peterson former Janesvllle WIs shortstop has been hitting the ball ingreat style since Manager Walter Millies changed Petersons stance at the plate In his last two games Peterson has hit two doubles and a double and a triple and has driven In three runs i Al Dudas Blues outfielder has been incapacitated for daysHe was hit on the foot in batting practice and a blister resulted Harry Land a catcher in the BiState League last year with Leaksville SprayDraper signed a contract the Blues Thursday or rather had his parents sign as he Is still a minor Al Megner Chicago rookie infieldcr became homesick and left for his home He had been unimpressive in the daily workouts Cleveland Booms as Oneof Best Fight Towns Lem Franklin Book Crack Bouts For Outdoor Season By HUGH FTJLLERTON JR Wide World Sports Columnist NEW book Johnny Verger who played alongside a pretty fair shortstop named Travis Jackson when he was with the Giants tabs young Bill Rigney who plays short for Johnnys Oakland club as a future sorefire major league star Vertex contends Rigney has a stranger arm than Stoneys and he fields like Glenn Wright at his best Cleveland which has become one of the best flght towns Is trying to book Lem Franklin vs Sgt Joe Muscato of Buf falo Muscatos manager Sax needs more Anton Cbristoforid is vs Ezzard Charles the Cincinnati schoolboy whiz and a 175pound title match between Gus Lesnevich and Jimmy Bivins Skeeter Newsome of the Red Sox says he wants to be a sports writer when hesthrough as a ball player But hes already disl OHIO STATE 5 INDIANA 4 COLUMBDS W State won its opening Western Conference baseball game Friday downing Indi ana 5to 4 Pitcher Art Maley hit his second triple of the day and came homewith the winning run on Capt Wayne Haefners fly to center field Stretch Hoffman of Indiana drew a walk then banged out a single double and home run Score Indiana 010 101 10 2 Ohio State 103 000 11 1 Batteries Logan and Wellman Maley and Mase safe at first when Winding erred on a slow roller Fitzsimmons hit to Lautenbach who threw low to sec ond the ball going to center field I as Fornari went to third Ciolek Sled to Slhneider but Fornari scored after the catch Andreoli singled and when the ball came back to the inneld Butcher threw past Engle bretson attempting to nip Fitzsim mons Fitzsimmons scored and An dreoli went to second Jones singled Andreoli home and Freck relieved Lautenbach The Badgers broke into the stor ing column in the fourth when Kas per tripled and counted when Frank Granite singled Michigan State added a pair of markers in the fourth when with one down Davis beat out an infleld hit and advanced on ariinfleld out Davis counted on Fornaris single and Fiti simmos bit a long triple to count Fornari Wisconsin Rally Fails The Badgers got another runin the fifth when Bob Sullivan and Scheiwe walked and Englebretsons single counted Sullivan Kasperiiit a liner which Piccuito caught uitb Continued OB Second Sports Page Cubs Option Emit Kush To Milwaukee Brews The Chicago Cubs said Friday that Pitcher Emil Kush a righthander bad been optioned to Milwaukee of the American Associa tion Kush played last season with Tulsa where he won 14 games and lost 13 Too Many Bats CHICAGO Johnny Colan New York outpointed Altus Allen Chicago 10 Marte Shapiro New York knocked out Joey Plrrone 1344 Cleveland WISCONSIN AB R H PO A E Scheiwe ss 413 211 Englebrelson 3b 4 0 1 1 SB Kasper If 421300 Granltt 2b 311 2 20 Lautenbach p 100 0 Freck p 20 0 Vopal p 100 Schneider rf Willdlng c qualifying himself by learning to pound a typewriter by the touch system SERVICE DEPT Frank Strafacl the golfer postcards from the West Coast that hes about to take off for somewhere in the Pacific area Sgt Jim Moodymanager of the Fort Niagara N Y baseballteam willdress his players In blackout jackets on the bench this leather with scarfs too Notre Dame students are planning to erect a plaque in memory of Howard Petschel sopho more end on the 1939 team who re cently died to action in the Pacific area RASSLIN1 RACKET I After keeping Louisville wrestling fans steamed up for weeks over the j question of his identity Superman II Bill Longson revealed everything the other night when he stripped off his mask behind the referees back and used It to choke his opponent And they blame a shooting match for the decline of the oncelucrative Min neapolis mat market Bronko Nagur skl was heaved around by a kid named Gnstafson and retired to sulk around O the Canadian border country while Gustafsoh retired to thefarm ONEMAN TEAM Those Hamburg N Y nigh school kids Donald Cllne and Floyd Moon who racked up 22 strikeouts in a sevenInning game the other day dont have anything on Iflaen Moon of ScrahtonIowa high In another of those seveninning tilts he fanned 17 batters caught one pop fly nabbed a runner off first and retired two others in grounders to figure in every putout The Philadelphia Bulletin advances the idea that major league clubs which play night games could save a lot of electricity by eliminating the between Inning warmups and other waste mo tions They probably could save a lot of boredom by speeding up all games the same way When Sam Barry the Southern California grid coach joined the navy he found his birth certificate showed htm to be a year younger than he had believed And Paul Los Angeles Times Zim merman claims the discovery came just in time because Sam had aged a year in thethree months he coached the Trojans OutboardRegatta On Monoha OEd By City Council The MadisonFour Lakes club was authorized by the common council Friday night to operate outboard motor boats on Lake Monona without underwater exhausts dining certain hours of July 3 4 and 5 when the Na tional Outboard regatta will be held here The borts may be operated without underwater exhausts from 5 to 8 p m on Friday July 3 and fromnoon until 6 p m on Saturday and Sunday July 4 and 5 The judiciary committee had re fused operationof the boats without underwater exhausts from noon until 6 p m Friday be cause the roar of the boat engines without underwater exhausts might disturboff ice workers especially those in the annex adjoining Lake Momma The council however agreed to permit the operation after working hours when it learned that contest ants wanted to warm up their motors on Friday Butcher lb Sullivan cf 0 14 4 4 0 300 4006 3221 0 00 2 1 1 0 1 0 Of 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 6 10 24 9 1 for Prick in 8th for Granite in 9th MICHIGAN STATE 9 AB R H Picciuto 3b 501 Sx 0 Nelson lb Wil Davis 2b Wy Davis If Fornari c Fitzslminons ef Ciolek rf 4 Andreoli ss 4 Jones p 3 SO Z 4 40 5 0 3 0 TotaU36 9132711 0 Witconsin 000 110 Michigan State 033 201 Lauttnbuch Will ding Runs batted Grmniti Wllldinr Cornelius Fonurl Fitzslmmoni Ciolek Andreoli Jones Three base Fitzsim mons TCUDavte Double we to Granite to Butcher Picciuto Andreoli to Wil Davis to Nelson Left on 8 Michigan State 7 bretson Bases on 1 Vopal 3 Jones 6 enbach 1 Frick 2 Jones 4 off Lautenbach 8 in 2 23 Frick 5in 13 Vopal 0 in 1 Um md Elliott ;