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Mediterranean Rome Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 18, 1945, Rome, Lazio Sunday March 18, 1945the stars and stripes Page 3 a a what is the worlds record for attic High jump a Cpl. Ralph Grisso steers jumped 6 feet la mine 17, 1941 but it has not pm Een accepted by the International athletic federation because that body has not met since 1939 because of the War. Therefore the old record of 6 feet 9 and three quarters inches set by Cornelius Ohnson and David Albritton May 15, 1937 is still listed As the official world s High jump record. A q a did Bruce Smith former All America halfback at Minnesota play football last season with Navy is sgt. John p. Cox . 0 0 a Many times did Joe Louis fight Tommy Farr when. And who won �?1st it. William t. Lanz . Louis out pointed Farr in 15 rounds aug. So 1937 at new York. A a a Utah play in the 1944 new York invitation basketball tourney before the East West clash Mcaa finals ? a it. Anthony Guarro . 0 0 0 years did Marshall Oregon Tutor hails Italy playoff fives Florence March 17 a a in be seen at least 50 basketball games this season pro and College including most of the Madison Square Garden doubleheaders and i can honestly say the Buffalo big a a brownies boys and the rough riders would win consistently in any Competition a Howard Hobson the University of Oregon basketball coach said Here last night. Hobson currently touring the to with seven other sports figures also classed the Mitchell bombers a Naples tournament entry with the three outstanding teams of the North Italy playoffs As equal to the Best basketball teams at Home. Hobson took time out from his scheduled appearances in this area to watch most of the tournament games along with grizzled Billy Cavanaugh boxing coach at West Point for 27 years Ethan Allen Semi Bald Veteran of 12 years As an outfielder in the major leagues and George White the prominent new England basketball and football official. More aggressive a although the teams excusable show a Lack of polish on defense Ball handling etc., due to Little time to practice the Brand of Ball they play is amazing a Hobson said. A a they Are More aggressive than the teams at Home shoot More and As a result score More the Oregon basketball and baseball coach on a years absence from the Salem school is the sponsor of the innovation to basketball scoring which Hobson Hopes will be used on a National scale before toe Many years. The plan used in a recent Howard Hobson Columbia Fordham game in new York scores a goal shot from beyond a half Circle extending 21 feet in All directions from the Basket three Points instead of two. Hobson is out to break up the three things he thinks Are detrimental to present Day basketball the zone defense the one hand shot and the tall men who Are used principally for their height and not because they have any court Talent. If his scoring plan is not accepted Hobson is hopeful that another brainchild of his will be accepted that of widening the free throw Lane and adding restrictions so the big boys will not be Able to hug the Basket and Bat in erring shots while the Little Fellows stand helplessly by. He was not present for the game which tested the three Points tor Long shots won by Columbia by a 15-Point margin under both scoring system but from a Batch of clippings Hobson was pleased to learn two thirds of the comment was favourable. The Oregon Mentor personally staged games at army Camps in the states and in Naples using the new scoring system and the reaction was favourable in All places. Basketball student Hobson is a student of basketball statistics and any figures not at the tip of his Tongue on any department of the game Are available in his Bulky Brief Case. �?�1 overheard one of the spectators at the Brownie s boys Blue Barons game estimate that the Barons made two thirds of their shots in the first half when they were hot. Hobson said. 1 done to know How Many they made but it was much less than two thirds. Anyway i scored them in the second half and they made Only three of 29.�?� Type soft spoken Oregon coach who kept All imaginable statistics on his Oregon teams games pointed out that the average team makes Good on 25 percent of its shots and that one out of four ratio allows for hot hands and off nights. The finest shooting Hobson Ever witnessed was in the Long Island Oregon game of 1941 when the blackbirds made 49 percent of their shots in beating his we feet. Purple heart meet stars disabled Gas Marshall Goldberg Goldberg play football with Pittsburgh Cpl. S. M. Leonard a.-1936-37-38. A a a q a what is the largest single paid attendance at a sporting event in the United states a Cpl. Patrick Burge a. Indianapolis 500 mile automobile rare. 168,000, memorial Day 1938. Charles to s Bob Berry in Florence main event Florence March 17 a pvt. Hazard Charles the Allied Light heavyweight boxing Champion knocked out pvt. Bob Berry former Allied 175-Pound tit list in the third round of the feature bout on the 3rd photo group fight card Here last night. A standing room Only crowd of i Kio cheered the card of six All Star bouts. The main event was refereed by Billy Cavanaugh. The army boxing coach Here on tour. In the Only upset of the night pvt. Eddie Dixon of the 92nd division out pointed pvt. Malcom Jones of the 907 Abs. Pm. Bernie Cady of the 128 sri. Out pointed bet. Eddie Garland of the 92nd division to sgt. Eddie Long out pointed col. Hendriquez Charles of South Africa and Johnny Capo Bianca a local italian knocked out pvt Mike a it clone of the 91m service Squadron in the first round Cpl Henry of Nao of South Africa out pointed Guido choline local italian in the opening bout. Metaxa dead or. U h 17 George von Metaxa triads most successful Tennis stars has been West front according news Agency report formed part of the German teary which eliminated great Brit a it from the Davis cup tournament or june 1939. Battle Creek mich., March 17 ans a the first purple heart Field Day was held at the army a Percy Jones general Hospital Here and three amputee patients earned three Day passes for winning the highest awards in the meet. Pvt. Robert v. Crocker 20. Of Baden station. Mo., who lost one Eye and both hands when a grenade landed in his foxhole near St. In. France captured the sportsmanship award. Crocker gave a diving exhibition and easily won the 20 Yard free style swimming event for Ann amputees. Pfc. Jerry Wilson of Keansburg. N. J. Captured the title of All around athlete. Wilson who lost a leg near St. To last july won the free style race the breaststroke and was second in Basket shooting. A sgt. Ralph Roth of Donnelly. Minn., won a plaque for winning the Mast events. He won the Basket shooting making 19 baskets and played in a basketball game for amputees against a team of other patients the ambulatory team won the basketball game 10-6. He also tied in the foul shooting contest. The Hospital patients Many in wheel chairs cheered enthusiastically As nearly 400 competed in various events. Bribed Brooklyn hoops ter admits no student status Brooklyn. March 17 ans i a in Pearlstein one of the five Brooklyn College basketball players involved in a bribe scandal yesterday confirmed statements of College officials that he never was a student at Brooklyn College. He told District attorney Charles Cohen that he took the required written Entrance exam after his discharge from the army but heard nothing about it. Pea r h tem explained How he received a varsity letter for playing basketball without attending Classer he said that he carried books but spent All hts time in the allege lounge or cafeteria. i sports i i Parade Grid gossip the entire starting eleven of the 1941 Chicago bears including the coaches Are now in service. All but Center bulldog Turner who a Only been in a few weeks Are commissioned officers. Seven players and coach George Halas have seen overseas service. Eddie Flash Bryant who caught Bill Dudley s passes at Virginia then starred at North Carolina As a Marine trainee has signed with the Boston Yankees after receiving a medical discharge. Harry b. Phillips assistant Grid coach at Arizona has signed As line coach of Oklahoma on agreement. Arizona dropped football in 1942 and though Phillips contract Calls for Only one year at Oklahoma the Job will run til Arizona resumes the sport. Tex Warrington Auburn Sall America Center the past season has signed As assistant to head football coach Carl voyles. Warrington turned Down big pro football and baseball offers to stay with the plainsman Auburn has also signed c. L. Shot Benn. Birmingham a Woodlawn High school coach As an assistant coach. Lyle m. Rich. Charleston. W a. High school director of athletics has signed a one year contract As head Grid coach at North Carolina state a a a Hooks and jabs for a Brief period during the recent Light heavyweight bout Between newsboy Millich of Sacramento and Billy Smith of Oakland there were three fighters in the ring. During a third round mix up Smith accidentally planted a left Hook in referee Jimmy Evans Eye Evans countered immediately with a sizzling right to Smiths body before he remembered he was lust the third Man in the ring. Millich won. Snead s 65 leads Charlotte Golf open Charlotte. N a March 17 ans a Sammy Snead spent Bant for shooting 65s continued yesterday As he toured the Hilly Meyers Park course in seven under Par to Lead the golfing caravan in the first round of the 10.000-Dollar Charlotte Oigt in. One stroke Back of the Leader with Harold Jug Mcspadon. Mcspaden blew a Golden Opi it Ort tingly to tie Snead when he hooked hts drive to the 18th Hole and landed in the rough at the left of the Green. He Chipi ted onto the Green but required to o putts for a Bogie which prevented him from Mcspaden tying the Leader Snead Victor in six of la tournaments this Winter scored the Only Eagle of the Day. His 375-Yard drive to the tenth was followed with a 25-Yard Chip shot and the Ball rolled into the cup for a Deuce. Byron Nelson disappointed the crowd with a two below Par 70 sandwiched Between Mcspaden and Nelson were Sammy Byrd with 67, and Joe Zarhardt with 68 tied with Nelson for fifth place wer Claude Harmon and Jimmy gaunt in Furgol was Low Amateur with to four teams remain in Florence tourney big a s undefeated by pvt. Merrell Whittlesey staff correspondent Florence. March 17 a the North Italy zone basketball championship tournament narrowed Down to the two 5th army representatives the Rome area champs and the pcs titlist at the end of the fourth Day s play Friday with the Buffalo big a s the Only unbeaten member of the remaining four teams. The big a a of the 92nd division will be Idle until monday nig in while the other three teams in tile losers bracket play saturday and sunday night games at 7 pm to determine the big a a opponent in the title game. A Victory for the big a son monday would earn the right to compete in the Allied finals Here March 26-31, while a defeat would make an additional game necessary on thursday in the drawn put pairings. The Friday night card was an anti Climax after the morning thriller in which the big a a depended on former Renaissance Star pfc. Sonny Woods for the tying Ana winning baskets in an overtime 50-48 Victory Over the 468th pm. In. Brownies boys. Gladiators win in tile night games the Rome area Champion gladiators last years pcs champs led All the Way and eliminated the 809th aviation engineers mud turtles 49-34, while tile 1945 pcs Champion rough riders of the 522nd port in. Eliminated the Sparks of the signal he. Co., aws 49-43, in one of the fastest games of the tourney. The Sparks with considerable local backing pressed the favored rough riders for the full 40 minutes but As was the Case with the Blue Barons in thursdays feature with the rough riders they could not Cope with the Ball hawking of 6-6 Cpl. A a Sweetwater a Clifton. T-5 Earl Schroeder and t-4 Kent Dewitt peppered the Basket for 19 and la Points respectively to keen the Sparks within four Points All the was but they lacked a Man to combat Cliftons height Ami value around the baskets. The Sparks last years North Corsica champs who have been playing basketball together since Drew Field Days. Won the fancy of the crowd of 1,560 with their fast scrappy play. Chiton scored 17 Points As did it. Jesse Lowery the latter specializing in one hand swish shots. The it St overtime big a s brownies boys ficht results my the did was his War Reuter s a one of aus International killed on the to a German von met Ava i Khasi. V Ell v a Jimmy Mulligan in. Bom of. Mopped Hob a Ltd 166 Newark n j la. My Vonk Imi it maker. Ill Vin it Oliver. H it out pointed Johnny w Illian 178 Montgomery via. X , Maine Luff Manteo ll1 sgt a \ Ork out pointed Ralph Vav limn it Montreal 8. M w i lit Ohi Mas a Abir Kaufman. 141, Philadelphia out pointed 4 it a r i in Smith 174. We arc n i. Ii w i intr pm him a v. A vie Par ref a to lid knocked out Frankie Unilda 137, 3. Moth new York boys. Diamond dust the Portland beavers of the Park in coast league Are following the style set by the St. Loui1 Browns in signing Pete Gray the beavers ii ave signed one armed outfielder Pete Travis for a trial Travis led the California league in hitting Frankie Frisch. Pirate manager missed a he opening of the Spring training Cam this week by doctors. Order bringing on a his Effort from i a i Rev Bovle of 11 e Pittsburgh a Post Gazette the pirate manager la id up with water on the knee which despite energetic pumping arid a great Manv damns far Bai declined to respond to treatment. The architect commissioned for the Tob has finished plans for the Memphis Chicks new postwar Ball Park the Plant will cover 33 acres seat 15 000 and Are a de parking space for 3,600 is. Mitchell bombers take South Italy Cage playoffs Naples. March 17 it was no son of Erin on this St. Patricks Day eve but a pole name of Steve Woholo Wica who led the Corsica Mitchell bombers to the four zone theater Semi final basketball championship Steve assisted bed Rigler the latter voted by local was As being the a a to t built Man on the floor a paced the bombers to their second straight Victory Over the six Ilian Navy Whiz kids. This time by a 56-42 score when Woholo Wica was t Lack s feeding promptly fact he up two Points he a Ball to his mates who that Little thing in so Busy setting up so Buddie that he it no. For tie meeting was the first overtime game of the tournament. Brownies surprisingly jumped to Early leads of 13-2 and 17-7 with Cpl. George Mcqueen Cpl. A big John Brown and t-5 William Lovett dividing the scoring but the big a a pecked away until they finally tied the score at 29-29. The crowd of 2,000 was on its feet for tin remainder of the game and when Mcqueen tossed in Southpaw shots for a 44-40 Lead with 55 seconds remaining it looked like the first defeat for the big a s. But t-5 Elton Price scored on a Layup and Woods mole the Ball and chalked up the tying Points seconds before the final gun. Lovett counted on two set shots for brownies in the overtime but it Leonard Jordan evened it on rebounds and Woods came through with the clincher from Side court t-5 Jim Usry formerly of Lincoln Phila University tapped in 14 Points for the winners and gave big boy Brown a run for under the Basket honors. The 12 leading scorers to rough Friday night it Queen. Brownie drown. Brownie s . Monish rider Schroeder Sparks of Ion. R. Hiders Michalak. Baron or re Boll turtles \ Mevi a Barons . 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