Ogden Standard-Examiner (Newspaper) - March 6, 1927, Ogden, Utah
THE OGDEN STANDARD-EXAMINER SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 1927. Amateur Four States Send Stars to Classic Weber G-ymnasium En- ters Fast Outfit; Miller Defends Title A MATEUR wrestlers or four states -will compete here Fri- day and Saturday in the fifteenth annual International A. A. U. championships at the new Weber gymnasium. From all indications field will be rep- resented, F. C. Van Burcn. man- aging director of the Weber gym- nasium announced last night. Officials to handle the two-night affair were chosen Saturday as fol- lows: Smalley, Ogden. Lyle Smith. Salt Lake and Rudy Warner, OgHen. Stevenson. Ogden. Watson and I-Iyde Cowley, Salt Lake. Gold medals will be awarded the winners of each event with special awards listed for second place win- ners in each division. The first bouts will be staged Thursday evening, commencing at o'clock sharp. Finals well be' featured Friday nisht commencing at the same hour. John F. Miller of Eigby, Idaho, heavyweight champion during .1926. will'bo one of the many champions here for the competition. Miller is bringing four other Rigby wrestlers to the tournament. Di- rector Van Buren announces. George Nelson, wrestling in- structor at the Utah Agricultural college at Logan, will bring a squad of seven men to Ogden for the tourney. Nelson boasts the best collection of wrestlers in years at the Logan lair and promises some stubborn competition for oppon- ents who meet his men. The recently won the state championship in a three- cornered college affair. Idaho at Pocatello will have six wrestler? here for the cham- pionships. Art Chester, well- known to local fans as a profes- sional wrestler, is in charge of the athletes. irtali University, Brig-ham Young University, the University of Ida- ho, the Dcse'ret gymnasium and other org.-inization.q will also have rpnrcsentn lives -here. Weber qrymrrasium will enter a strong team and will makr a seri- ous bid for nil mo rous titles. Al "Dawson Keith Wangsgard arc The- hravyveifrhtsr entered as repre- sentatives of Weber. Joe Cook and Bud Whitt will compete in the 173-pound class. These roeri are exceptionally good and may meet each other in the finals. THRET; MIDDLED EIGHTS John JJellon, Francis Bott and Hanson have entered the mid- HAFEN HOLDS ODD HONOR IN SPORT Play for Church Cage Title Wednesday _ _ __ _ OGDEN cagers, winners of the -cent intake ward; Chandler, forward; 'Barrett, guard.- Dempsey In Demand For Fistic Battle LEE HAFEN, director of ath- letics at Dixie college at St. George, has the distinction of bringing two teams to tourna- ments in Utah in a single sea- son. The former Dixie athlete turned out a fine aggregation for tho Junior college cagefest which closed last night, but insists that his high .school five is a far Better aggregation. The winner of the Davis- Ogden-Randolph battle will meet Dixie in the first round of play in the state tourna- ment. "I believe our team of 1927 is even superior to the snappy outfilt that featured McArthur a few years said Coaca Hafen last night. "The play- ers are all capable performers and we. hope ,tb work our way to the finals." Hafen is serving, his first season as an athlete coach, yet from the splendid results he has obtained, he .is slated to continue indefinitely at St. George. The Dixieite is a capable di- rector and returns home with best wishes from rival coaches for his quint when they enroll for the Salt Lake classic March 16, 17, IS and 19. Steps Taken to Improve; Game Abroad; Strong Team Considered EPHRAIM WILL FOSTER TRACK MEET IN APRIL EPHRAIM will be the scene of the annual Junior Col- lege invitational field meet, according to a decision 'handed d.own Saturday at a meeting of officers of the board and coaches. The event is scheduled for the latter part of April. President A. Leon Winsor presided. William Barton, ar- bitrator, and Russell Croft, secretary, were the other of- ficers in attendance. The following coaches at- tended: Merlin Stevenson, Weber; Wid Ashton, L. D. S.; Norman Albion; Jack Christensen, Branch A. C.; Lee Hafen, Dixie, and Archie Robbins, Snow Teams of the -Junior Colleges will also compete in the B. Y. U. invitational event at Provo. The constitution and by-laws of the league will be revised at the regular annual meeting in October, it was announced. Utah Mauler .Would At- tract Thousands, Says Noted. Critic The Barton Tells of Growth of Junior Circuits In Utah-Idaho rlleweight class from the local gym. Two men will be chosen from a fast, field to compete in the welter- weight cU-.ss. By KAY M'CARTHY, Special Correspondent of The Standard-Examiner. (Copyright, 1027. Consolidated Press Association.) ST." AUGUSTINE, l-'la., March 5. once in so- often Groat Britain .snaps out of its golf lethargy and stages, a revival of interest in the ancient game. Sometimes tho Britishers 1'or years smugly content with the Wayne Fisher are slated to meet the best in the Intel-mountain reg- ion at 135 pounds. Tom Wharton will be Weber's representative in the US-pound class. Hyde Cowley, general chairman in charge of wrestling tho In- association, conferred with officials.-of .Weber gymnasium Saturday, at which time all do- t.-.ils for tho meet were completed. "We expect a record enrollment of fine athletes, and anticipate- good attendance in said Mr. Cowley. A small admission charge will be made to assist in the expenses that incurred in the staging events of this character. ILUllAtVl of when that condition exists they begin to show signs of real interest. of KAYSULLE FIVE "Weber Gymnasium Will Be Scene of Play Off Contest Tuesday the first began to annual trip to make an almost this side of the Ogden High school hpopsters meet the Davis High five of Kays- ville Tuosday night at 7N30 o'clock in the new Weber gymnasium '.m the play-off contest Tor %se.cond place in the Ogden division, of- ficials in charge of the sector an- nounced last night. The Tigers went into a tie tor second place last Friday with a "3 to 3S triumph over the Bear Rive, five in- their final game. The winner of the contest hero Tuesday right will meet the.Ran- dolph -'five in another play-off: contest Friday. This game _un- doubtcdiy will" be played in Ogden Davis and Ogden split even in their league competition, 'the Kaysville five winning. 30 to 10, on "their own floor, and the Tige.-s trimming the visitors here. 25 to a sensational clash last Dixon Kapplc of the Atlantic, the Britons have been very lackadaisical over the game. They refused to become agitated, and made no serious effort to maintain the supremacy they had over tho world in golf for several generations. Now they are get- ting "hct up" over the old sport. as shown by their willingness to co-operate with the United States in avoiding date conflicts and in other directions. COMPETE HERE Their latest move is to desig- nate a number of their best pro-, fessional players to -play in the United States open championship as well as to defend the Ryder cup, which they won by trounc- ing Uncle Sam's team last sea- son. The trophy competition will bo held several days before the United State open begins at Oak- mont, Pa., June 14, and they will have plenty of time to return to England for their own open championship which commences July 13. British professionals have made the trip to America before for our open classic but never did they come over more than at a time. There was Ted Ray and Harry Vardon, and then be Mitch- ell and George Duncan, but at no time have even as many as three of the foreign stars competed in one American open in any season. Now they are sending ten men across in a'n effort to re-establish Great Britain's long cherished su- premacy--on the links. Duncan, Ray and Mitchell are among the men tentatively selected. The others are Archie Compston, 'ihe Manchester giant, who showed his wares in Florida last winter: Au- .BY GEORGE CHABWJCK Special Correspondent., of Tho. (Copyright, 1027, By The Consoli- dated Press Association.) NEW YORK, March Irish are in the saddle-in big league baseball. As the. late Dan- iel M. Brady, brother of "Dia- mond Jim." once said, "It may the national game of Ire- land, but it Is the national game of every Irishman who-has swung a shilletah. whether he wielded it in County Mayo, or. ia the son of a son of Ireland." In..Boston they have brought back to life the 'eminent Bill rigan. He Americans 'upon New. England as the -nest Unrig to Ireland bscause it is tho last stopping place in the -United .States before you put foot on Fastnet Rock: Stuffy Mclnr.is, who 'is also of Massachusetts, Gloucester, to be exact, 'couldn't take the name of "Mack" when he broke, into big- league, baseball because Connie already had pre-empted it. For that reason Mclnnis has stuck by him and "Stuffy" he has beeh 'to his bosorn friends. Harris, Washington' 'is not bosses the Boston this year and ever since Bob Quinn was prcvaile-3 upon to iriduce Carrigaji to leave Irish, thought he plays baseball like an Irishman. At. least the Irish say that wiien he happens to play -particularly well. A good Irishman never overlooks an op- When Bucky fails to make a pennant, he is something else again, but when, he wins, he .is "O'Hara." There is a'- stubby little Irish- and'he .is'.in Cleveland, where Pat used to hold the crowds breath- less with the" which s could" eulogize .an, umpire. DETROIT REPRESENTED. At Detroit there .is George. Mo- riarity. He is another of the boys who travel' -through Ireland without a passport -and with a blessing. Jack Hondricks of ..Cin- cinnati is as Irish as if ho were Jack -Hennessey: Joe. 'McCarthy of Chicago is another of the clan, and down, in St. -Louis there .are Dan Ho.wley and Bob O'Farrell. And Brooklyn has .Uncle Robby, as Irish as corned beef and cab- the pine "woods of Maine to -go man, yclept Bush, in' Fittsburs, LAI l- -V, I _i_._1______A ,3 n Up in -the White Sox park in Chicago, is-Ray Schallr, the only Schaik against, all the-Macks and the M.icks. Not a Smith nor. a a Jones.' not even a Jenkins, is there a not a Russell, nor .-a Cabot, nor a Pennypacker. the pine woods or iviame tu -6" man, yciept jsusii. m back to Boston and spear cpdfUh with a pair of cheeks as red as But don't get the idea_that the off the decks of fishing boats, the dawn and eyebrows .olaclc like major c.rcmts- have .merged onto every irishman in Boston has crow fcathors. .on-the some sort ot trust win thesnam- _ i, Vinn wi_ i ___o_ i n li-u: i-o n H 1 m fin marls.. -rVU> looked at the 'with beam- ing eyes. a hooker has 1US Vj ft tipped in secret bye Bil Davy Bancroft, who runs the Boston Nationals, is not Irish, but he Is a holdover. He can't -heip himself, but .he win try to he.p the -Braves to get further along in '1927 than they did last yeai. If there were an- Irish manager at 'the head. of the Braves -Boston, become divided in fealty. it is more likely that, it would unite against the world, for Erin. John .1. McGraw 'has Ueen tne. idol of Irish fans in New York Citv for years. But. the. fans ol New York have changed with the passing of .time and there is not that intense west side fervor for the Giants that existed when there were fans who .thougnt that. if their manager felt like, kicking the umpire it was also incumberu up'on them to 'lick 'if they.couy t HUGGKS EMOTIONAL. Miller Huggins, in spite of tho suggestion of Irish in his name, is not of Erin, though hejs_ emo- front scat with the' reins in hands and drives the coach. 1-Ie doesn't excuse 'himself .to the horses when he wants them to-' trot. Not a "bit of it. He says: "Trot, you beauties, and if they don't "Donie" puts the gad to them. Jack McCallister Is another those Mack boys who didn't his ;name shortened so the of- ficial 'scorers could spell .-it. He -Once the. National league 21. .._, ,_ in BILLY EDWARDS, the Kansas will- be in Ogden lafe this week to conclude train- ing for his finish match with Ira Dern, Salt'Lake light heavyweight. The two polished athletes will clash Saturday night at the Audi- torium'in one of their ro'ugh con- tests with both men booked to make the required limit of 175 pounds at 3 p. m. Both men have posted forfeits, for the contest -and will be' forced to weigh in public. In view -of the fact that both Edwards and Dern claim thu world's light :.heavyweight, cham- pionship', this contest should' at least tend to settle, part of the argu'ment in-this division1. Edwards' met Dern here last at catch weights and suf- fered defeat, losing two out of three Since that time Ed- wards has toured the entire-coun- try, losing only two bouts out of had for president a -man born in Ireland and the dearest foe that president had was -ano-tlver man who'was not born in Ireland, .but whose "dad was. It only.takes'two Irishmen to make.'a good and'with'all. the'sons of the'Em- erald' isles --that are running major league clubs this year there ought to 'be a. grand melee..______ brey Boomer, the most colorful C4, in week. Coach will send Knapp and Mc- Murrin into the contest in the forward positions with Captain Hearn at center. and player in Europe; George Cadd, Arthur Havers, Fred.Robson and G. A. Whitcombe. This is prac- tically the same outfit that over- whelmed the Americans in the. cup matches ot last year. However. tho invaders be meeting a Wants Edwards9 I BERN, premier. Utah light heavyweight, -and one-of the claimants' of the world's, who..meets Billy Edwards, of Kansas, City "in a finish''bout; next'.. Saturday pictured below using his famous aeroplane spin.- Dern .is a-past-- master with this bolcl'-and'-is hard at work'-now ill-preparation -for the-finish go with the-Kansas "cyclone." tional enough Huggins says to be. That is. he -is emotional. ug Some men who have tried to ap- proach him have likened mm. to a deaf- and dumb clam.' Hug is cannv and reticent. Last year, when they told him he had a poor ball team. he answered So's your old' man." and retiree. will be on the guard j erning thei And while Jack Croft's charges have had tho advantage of a week's rest and may come through with another victory. The contest from all indications will be. hotly con- tested. pKAISE FOR WEEA Julian Wera, St. short- stopper; who is being watched by the Yankees this spring, is con- sidered by Bob Connery, Yankee ivory hunter, as the best prospect of the year to reach the majors. Amsterdam's stadium buildings for the Olympic Games next year will cover forty acres and there n-ill be an additional, park of eighty-eight acres accommodating A 000 automobiles, the stadium it- self holding stronger Yankee team this sum- CHANGE KCLES The Britishers have just made another change in the rules gov- open championship. may be regarded in this country as a step backwards, it proves they are doing some- thing to stimulate interest in the game. After trying out the sec- tional qualifying system for a year, they have decided to aban-- don this plan for the British open. They have announced their qualifying rounds over the new and old courses at St. Andrews, Scotland, for July 11 and 12. The first one hundred players and all those tying for the hundredth place will be eligible for the championship proper. These are the conditions that prevailed be- fore the Britons tried out the American Qualifying plan. The sectional qualifying method for the open championship will continue forevermore in.the United been 'tested for ISO S yum wm within his shell. He emerged at the end of the season, shining like a freshly cleaned copper stew pan as they showed him the state- ment of expenditures and receipt for the year. Connie Mack--is just- as. lush man can -be who was born as a States. It two years has and only equable way" of giving the deserving ones a chance. a. he British manner of centralizing tne qualifying may work out satis- factorily there, because there is. not so "much distance to be cov- ered in reaching the testing site. In however, it does not seem fair to- ask any'one trom California to come to New -York, sav. arid then not qualify. _Far better to have this man qualify m his own section, first, and then go' anywhere the championship is to be played. Under the old-plan, the field was top heavy, with play- ers from the section. in which the title event was being contest- ed: Others could not afford the long trip for .a chance of merely qualifying. Then again we have the incent- ive 'of the players going right through the competition to the final stroke, for tho' first. thirty playcrs the champion- ship are automatically eligible for UULI1 J. w has proved tho following year's Dern and Edwards always per- form to capacity crowds in Ogden. The event Saturday 'night -should be' no exception: -Edwards is scheduled -for three bouts in Portland, the first next Wednesday, which makes Saturday the .only available date for Ogden until April. Dern reports that he has re- covered from a .shoulder injury received in -his- recent, bout- with Jack Ganson and announces also that he intends to- keep his claim to the light heavyweight title in Utah.- In expense attached for-' this 'contest- promoters.- an- iiounee that the free list entirely '-suspended. Tickets will .be placed- on sale Tuesday with -popular prices pre- vailing. DEBHAM HAS ODD SWIM EXPERIENCE March The Associated by' an to make American dollars 'by. engaging Jn what 'he understood was a. swim- -from Youngstown, Ohio, to tario, on-Labor day, Norman. Les- Derham, who conquered the English ..channel last' year, forgot about -the -date' of America's Labor day, assuming it in Europe, arid-'made' ail -plans- to leave for America on tlie -Aquetania on Marish'-.'S. he asked .The Associated Press about '-.'the swim- much to-his .surprise ;.that .floating ice.'in -the Great- lakes" might there'- at this'-'season-, of'-.the year, not to. mention'-- diffi- culty .'to' be encountered: in sw.im- ming -fromt'.Youngstown, -.Ohio, to -.which might1' over "the -Niagara -falls, .asV-weir as over "considerable- dry. -land.- he-_learned that.'he..pro- posed'swim was fronvY.oun'gstown, Y., -to Toronto, and -that Labor, day 'is "the ;first "Monday- in went back- to 'hia home, at-South -End: 'He plans, to-start channel draining next- Monday-.-and.-says he- will from .England- to France before .going-'to .the'-United States-this summer.. Th'at'.'.it will'', not. than two .miles, tion-untira: dep'osit-of is-the fire'' department of -Dandenong, Australia. Members of the Junior college basketball teams competing in the fourth annual classic, which closed at the new "Weber gymnasium last night, wore guests at a luncheon tendered by the Ogden chamber of commerce Saturday.. SI. A. (Lon) Romney. chairman of the chamber athletic com- mittee, presided and introduced A.- Leon Winsor. president of Ihe Intermounta'm league as the toast- master. Tlie history of the league'was related by William G. Barton of Ephraint. the first president of the organization. He told of the marked growth of the' tourna- ment, of .the athletics of the Junior colleges1 in particular, and gave Ogdon a boost when he said this city is the logical place for their feature events. Ben Linfenfelter, assistant coach at the University of Utah, Chick Hart, football coach at B. Y. U., and professor Walter E.. Kerr. chairman of the University of Utah athletic council, were in- vited guests. Coach Merlin Stevenson of Weber and Coach Archie Robbies of Snow gave short resumes of their teams while Wid Ashton, speaking for the coaches, extend- ed thanks to all concerned for the i'inc manner in which the visitors have been received. Mayor George E. Browning of- ficially welcomed the visitors in behalf of the city and Lon Rom- ney welcomed the visitors in be- half of the chamber. Lynn Hales, chairman of the tournament committee, gave an interesting .revie-w of the present series and told of the success of the venture. President Aaron W. Tracy -'of Weber college praised the loyalty of the college student body.-- Ho pointed out reasons for the fine records 'made by Weber and gave the student body a boost when he said that they alone were respon- sible for the success annually of the classic that -has come to be a marvelous feature; He said that athletics nowadays are a science and that the "beef" of yesterday, used heretofore, is taboo. Clarence Clark, T7cber guard, and "Slim" Jensen, center Snow, also gave short talks. Harold Pettigrew entertainea with a violin selection and .Ralph Peterson1 sang. Lester Hinchcliff was at the piano. The- luncheon Saturday was. tho third'tendered the visiting court- men and''was a splendid 'success. ANNOUNCE0 MATCHES IN HANDBALL PLAY By SPARROW >J (Special Correspondent; of Standard-Examiner.) (Copyright, 1927, Consolidated Press Association.) NEW YORK, March. Jack Dempsey return to the ring this summer there is no doubt that the roaring crowd would flock to see him in mammoth droves. This is not a joke; it -is a sober statement of fact. Jack was 'a knock-out champion and the public lias not forgotten it. In-spite of his miserable show- ing against Gene Tunney. the crowd would turn out at least once more, hoping the former champion would pull a comeback and produce his well-known kill- er act. With Dempsey out of the -ring there is not a knockout artist-'ot prominent prowess before the pub- lic. There is to be sure. Jack. De- laney; but he has his limitations Dempsey has no limitations. When they hit they hit hard and.that is what the public likes. N'o one knows what was the mat- ter with Dempsey that rainy night in Philadelphia. But almost every- one believes something was wrong and practically ev- eryone would turn out were Demp- sey to fight again, to see whether or not he had recovered. A significant fact is that -Tex Rickard keeps harping on Demp- sey whenever a championship bat- tle is discussed. No one knows better than Rickard just what-the fans will stand for and pay for. No one knows better than he that the present crop of loney, Sharkey and the rest, are not "the men to draw million-dol- lar gates. He knows that Dempsey is- and he knows why. Dempsey was pop- ular because he was a real fighter. Until the .Sesquicentennial battle no one ever pictured Dempsey as a drab, listless fighter, being puni- meled .from corner to corner by a man whom .everyone regarded as his inferior. It happened that Tunney wag a better man than, Dempsey that'night, and Jack free- ly admitted this. But there are thousands of fans who refuse to the ex-champion was right that -night. Discount all stories of a fixed fight, poisoning, doping and the like. There is nothing to this sort of talk at all. It was simply that Dempsey had a bad night. He may have another if he meets Tunney he may not. It is the chance he may not that will draw the throng. Dempsey's fame is still a potent element in ring annals and Rick- ard knows well that this can be converted golden .harvest. QUESTION MERE How about Paolino Uzcudun? As soon, as the rip-tearing, hairy chested, low brow mixer comes along, the real boxer is.overlook- ed. Paolino tc-ars in, mixes and mauls ard hulls and growls and slambangs. What's the .answer? Why. popularity. It is all very well to call' tho game of pugilism the manly.'art of self-defense. But the fact-.is that when two lusty swingers .col- lide never box to empty seals. Paolino, thus, is on his way lo make a pile of money. All he has to guard against is being softened' down loo soon. If he can keep on his feet, absorbing a i the pound- ings he will get and keep handing ouf. wallops of his own. he will be a drawing card win or Jose. The least that can be said- about tho Spaniard is that he knows not a, thing- about boxing. It is does not. He is a" natural fighter and that is what the promoters aro looking for. Second round contests in. the Weber gymnasium handball tourn- ament will be, played this week, Malcolm men's director, announced last night. Pairings for the second round games follow: Blackburn and Baker 'vs. Carlson and Balch; Em- me.tt and Emmett vs. Nelson.-- and Craw-shaw; Wright'and: Stoker vs. Gampton and5 Welch.; Hammond and Qrandall vs. Harbertson and Squires; Wells and Clark -will meet the. winner of the Jensen- Belnap vs. Hiriley-Shurtliff con- test.. Emmett and Emmett' are heavy favorite's ,to take 'the. title. BAMBINO TO FAY INCOME NEW t YORK, March The Associated His -finan- cial future assured for the next three years, Babe' Ruth''today turned his attention to giving Uncle Sam .his proper share of his, 1926 earnings... The "Babe's visit to the office of Frank head of the internal revenue department, gave rise to rumors tliat he -had .been arrested, for of in- come Bowers denied, this, stating that the home run hitter had made arrangements for payment- of. his tax in tho near'future, What is the smallest cro.w.d that ever attended a world series Y. C.' Attendance of 0210 at Detroit in 1908. 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