The Armored Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 29, 1953 Page: 6 of 18
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Raymond KO's Rucker
Ten boxers were crowned Fort
Hood boxing champions Sunday
evening at the Sports Arena be
fore a crowd of 2000 spectators
who witnessed ten well-fought
James Quawrells was the only
champion who repeated from last
year. Quawrells gained the feather
weight title unopposed as did
champs Fred "Kid" Coca light
weight George Brown welter
weight John Slyker bantam
weight LeRoy Rodrique light-
middleweight and Albert Ray
mond light heavyweight.
Raymond provided the best box
ing exhibition of the evening as he
sent Kay Bee's Rocky Rucker roar
ing to the canvas in 31 seconds of
the second round with an atomic
right hook that left the airman a
heap on the canvas.
Rucker tried valiantly to rise
and fight more but the only thing
he could do was stagger around the
ring after being counted out.
Rucker had the heart to keep fight
ing but Raymond had the anti
aircraft fire as he shot for the
range in the first round with lefts
and rights to the head but failed to
TEAM W Pet.
501st MP 7 0 1.000
2nd AAA 6 2 .750
16th AEB .. 5 2 .714
1st QM 4 3 .571
81st Recon 4 3 .571
4th MTB 4 3 .571
634th AIB 5 4 .555
123rd Ord. 4 4 .500
702nd AIB 2 5 .286
Killeen 2 7 .222
NCO Acad 0 10 .000
4th MTB 79 K. B. 45
634th AIB 77 2nd AAA 65
16th AEB 66 123rd ORD 61
1st QM 64 702nd AIB 44
501st MP 63 1st QM 43
4th MTB 69 81st Recon 60
16th AEB 73 K. B. 57
634th AIB 60 123rd ORD 58
81st Recon 59 123rd Ord 47
16th AEB 80 702nd AIB 64
1st 69 4th MTB 48
634th AIB 66 81st Recon 62
The US Army Hospital team
winner of the first round is trail
ing the CC"B" team in the second
round by a margin of six games
with one more night to bovvl. The
bowling for Jan. 21 the sixth
night of the second round of the
Fort Hood Classic League shows
that the high team series for the
night was rolled by Division Troops
with a 2441. The high individual
series was rolled by Murrey of
Division Troops with a 560 and
the high individual was rolled by
Murrey with a 222. The standing
as of Jan. 21 are as follows:
TEAM WON LOST
CC"B" 16 2
US Hosp 10 8
Res. Comd 9 9
Post 9 9
Div. Trns 8 10
Div. Trps 8 10
KB 7 11
GAFB 5 13
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Post Championship Fights
Witnessed By 2000 Fans
At Sports Arena 1 Sunday
do more than loosen
Raymond of the Hospital sent
Rucker down with a right that
many people missed since it was
shot so fast. The bouncing ball of
crowd that Hood will be well re
presented at the Fourth Army
tournament even if the fight Sun
day night was an exhibition. What
STAMINA AND RING SAVY
Lloyd Easterling of the 16th AEB
displayed stamina and ring savy
as he won two fights to gain the
light-welterweight championship of
the post. He bested Gene West in
three rounds with left jabs and
right hooks to the 317th HTB fight
The new champ won his title by
besting Edward Taylor 1st QM
as he withstood a hard left jab and
tiredness as he hooked his way to
In other fights that gained fight
er Post titles Edward Thomas
4005th ASU outpointed John Slyker
4th MTB for the bantamweight
Orie Banks army hospital defeat
ed the 634th AIB's Donald Ianelli
for the middleweight crown.
In the heavyweight fight Carleton
Kuhlmeir 634th AIB outpointed
16th AEB's Melvin Render.
In other fights Clarence Williams
702nd AIB TKO'd the 634th AIB's
George Rhodes in 1:45 of the sec
ond round Ted Metts 634th AIB
defeated Henry Murphy 702nd
AIB Gomes Hill 73rd AFA out
pointed David Graham 634th AIB
Robert Bailey 634th AIB TKO'd
With the 1st round of the second
half of the basketball season al
most completed the 501st MP's re
main the only undefeated team on
The Policemen have gained seven
victories up to date but face their
closest rival the 2nd AAA in the
second game at Sports Arena I to
night in what might be the best
game of the season.
The 634th AIB finally hit their
stride when they defeated the 2nd
AAA 77-65. Ken Strom and Bob
Peoples led the scoring for the
Doughboys with 24 and 18 points
respectively. Peoples had seven
taps for the evening which hurt the
Redlegs as much as Strom's hooks
and lay-ups. Joe Schenk tallied 24
points in a losing effort.
CASSATA TOP SCORER
Winning two ball games during
the last week the 501st team con
tinued to lead the league in scor
ing with 63 points being their low
est score. Orrin Cassata led the
Police in scoring in both games
with 24 and 25 point efforts vary
ing from a one-handed set to a
driving lay-up. Fred Guziliek tal
lied 21 markers against the 1st
QM to help the 501st. The MP's
The Fort Hood Golf Association
announced last week the following
changes in their constitution:
Membership dues of $1.00 per
month for Course 1. (Hood Road
Club) entitles the member to play
at Course No. 1 and to the facili
ties of the Club house for the calen
dar month for which payment is
The yearly basis plan $36.00 per
year for Club Number 2 (Battalion
Ave. Club) entitles the member to
the privileges of both Course Num
ber 1 and Course Number 2. Dues
may be paid on a montTly basis
of three dollars per month pay
able in advance. Membership is
to be construed as a family mem
bership. Members on TDY or DS
may have their dues deferred on
presentation of their orders.
Here is a chance to be a golfer
here at Hood. These are a few of
the rules of the club that offers
golf as a premimum to the mem
bers of Fort Hood. Join today!—
Ex-Hood High Hoopster
Now Stars For Allen HS
Fort Hood High could definitely
use Allen High School's David
Clarke. The son of General Clarke
sank 44 points in two games of
the Calvert High tournament. His
28 points effort against Hearne
"B" helped him land a spot on the
Young Clarke played with Hood
High last year and showed promise
but didn't matriculate until this
year at Allen.
Phil McAtee goal tender for the
Buffalo Bisons in the American
4th Armored Divisit
up the re- Thomas Downing 73rd AFA in
one minute of the second round.
General Doan presented the
championship trophies to the
champs and awarded the Post
team boxing title to the 25th AIB.
501st MP's Lead Hoopsters
As 123rd Ord. Tops 2nd AAA
also defeated the Flyers of Killeen
Base by a 83-46 score.
The 123rd Ord. sent the 2nd AAA
to their second defeat of the sea
son in this week's most exciting
game. At the whistle ending the
game the 123rd team had 71 while
the 2nd AAA lacked two points of
that. Henry and Shoemaker paced
the Ord. team to their victory with
33 and 27 points. "Andy" Anderson
tallied 32 points for the losers. It
was a tight game all the way with
both teams ripping the cords with
New Record 35 Seconds
(NF-PIO)—Another record tumb
led at North Fort Hood last Sat
urday night during the Special Ser
vices boxing matches. In the whirl
wind time of 35 seconds of the
first round middleweight John Pro-
gar of the 18th Training Co. TKO'd
Ernesto Carderas of the 14th Train
Progar's victory chipped 20 sec
onds from the previous record of
55 seconds held by classy light
weight Larry Armstead.
From the clang of the opening
bell Progar was an unrelenting
fighting machine. His first punch
a left hook to the jaw dazed Car-
dera. Not giving him. a chance to
clear the cobwebs from his brain
Progar circled his victim throwing
more punches at Carderas as he
blundered towards the ropes. Then
with a hard overhand right Pro-
gar smashed his helpless opponent
to the mat. The referee did not al
low the fight to continue though
the game Carderas had regained
John Flowers 18th Training Co.
won his first fight with a TKO over
Elbert L. Deans 20th Training Co
The opening bout of the evening
was a light-weight bout with Fer
nando Guerra defeating closely
matched "Pancho" Goodrvas.
In another lightweight tussle Joe
Greenleaf 16th Training Co. de
feated Chelsey Jones 19th Train
ing Co. The taller Greenleaf had
little chance to use his superior
reach for Jones kept in close. But
after counting the punches Green
leaf showed the greater tally and
he was awarded the fight.
Moving up to the 165 pounders
Ralph Auldrige 4th Training Co.
and John Purdue of the 18th Train
ing Co. fought a toe-to-toe duel for
two and a. half rounds till the
re re to he a
awarded a decision to Auldrige
saving a tired Purdue.
Ross Smith of the 4th Training
Co. outpointed Julius Woods 18th
Joe Higgenbotham of the 16th
Training Co. collected his third win
during the current fight season
when he out-pointed James Bond
f^the 8th Traiinng Co.
ouston °v)lh Train
Referees for the bouts were Ed
Tate Maurice Picard and Ed
Devery of Brownwood one of the
Kansas City referees who officiat
ed at the Olympic try-outs last
ONE PUNCH was all it took Albert Raymond Army Hospital to
send Kay Bee's Rocky Rucker to the canvas for the full count in
the second round of their exhibition bout last Sunday. Raymond
chased Rucker the first round but couldn't connect with his
"knock-out" fists but the punch came in 37 seconds of the middle
round of the scheduled three-round fight. General L. L. Doan
assistant division commander made the presentation.
buckets during the first half of
Dick Christensen continued to be
the league's leading scorer as he
talliqfl 38 points for his 1st QM
team as they defeated the 4th MTB
69-48. Ha ugh led the losers.
The 634th AIB quintet had
another close game as they de
feated the 123rd Ord. 60-58. Strom
and Peoples again led the winners
while the losers depended on Shoe
maker and Henry for their best
Record Smashing TKO
Heads North Hood Bouts
Pardon My Fist
A STIFF LEFT JAB by James Bond of the 16th Training Co.
bounces of the chin of Higginbotham 8th Training Co. during a
middleweight tussle at the North Fort Hood Sports Arena last
Saturday night. Higginbotham however threw more than he
caught and he went on to take his third win of the season. (Photo
"You need more practice son"
were the words spoken by track
officials to jockey then an ap
prentice Tony DeSpirto only a
Last December the 17-year-old
jockey brought King's Quest home
in the ninth at Coral Gables Fla.
to establish a new mark of 389
winning mounts in one season. On
the last day of the racing year he
boosted that mark to 390.
In joining such racing greats as
Walter Miller Joe Culmone and
Willie Shoemaker young Tony had
to undergo one of the most rigorous
track campaigns ever undertaken.
Although he brought his first win
ner home last January* he was ac
cused of ''ragged riding" and set
down for incompetence.
In all he sat out 40 days of su
spensions but helped to offset this
Page Six Thursday January 29 1953
Golfers Play Sunday
In Polio Tournament
(PIO)—On Sunday February 1
Central Texas golfers of both sex
es match drives in the post's
March of Dimes tournament.
Tournament committee members
said today that the event would
not be a "stag affair" and issued
an invitation to all women golfers.
Play is scheduled for the post's
Number Two golf course.
Mrs. Alfred A. Grebee president
of the Hood Women's Golf Associa
tion said she wouldn't be surpris
ed to see some startled looks on
the faces of men golfers when the
tournament is over.
All women entrants will have a
chance with the men to beat one
of Texas' top amateur linksman in
Hood's Private Billy Maxwell.
Maxwell 1951 Texas amateur
golfing champ plays a 2 p. m. ex
hibition with three other well-
known golfers. Tournament players
who beat his exhibition score will
receive "I Beat Billy Maxwell"
certificates signed by the Odessa
soldier who won his first tourna
ment at the age of 13.
Pitted iagainst Maxwell will be
Jack Laxson also of Fort Hood
who wears the 1948 '51 and '52
Fourth'Army golfing crowns Jack
Mann Temple professional and
All-Army golfing champ in 1948
ing Co. defeated Billy Jones of the North Fort matches was high-
the 18th Training Co. in the final ly pleased by the action-packed
match of the evening. bouts. They showed their apprecia-
The crowd largest yet to attend I tion by yelling themselves hoarse.
by racing in Cuba on Sundays.
Coming down the stretch towards
his victory goal DeSpirito was
given a ten-day suspension on
December 12. It looked impossible
for the frail youngster at this point.
However he returned to the
saddle on Dec. 25 and enjoyed
phenomenal success bringing in
19 more winners before 1953.
It's usually pretty tough for a
youngster to step into any type of
athletic competition and expect to
beat out men who know the game.
But Tony DeSpirito remembered a
challenge and gave turf fans some
things to talk about for a long time
to come. (AFPS)
Pitcher Harry Byrd of the Ath
letics American League rookie of
the year won 10 games from July
11. He finished with a 15-15 record.
TEN MEN WITH A PUNCH are presented with championship awards as Aey were crowned as Post titlists of Fort Hood. (1. to r.) John
Slyker flyweight Edward Thomas bantamweight James Quawrells featherweight Fred Coca lightweight Lloyd Easterling light-
welterweight George Brown welterweight LeRoy Roderique light-middleweight Orie Banks middleweight Albert Raymond light-
heavyweight and Carlton Kuhlmier heavyweight. These men will represent Fort Hood in the coming Fourth Army tournament at Fort
Bliss February 18—22.
and 1949 and Ben Chandler who
holds the Temple Golf Course rec
ord round out the exhibition four
Tournament fees for the day are
$1.50 with spectator ducats for the
exhibition priced at 50 cents.
Any questions concerning the
tournament may be directed to
tournament chairman Lieutenant
Colonel Paul J. Durbin Staff Judge
Advocate 1st Armored Division.
Phone—Fort Hood 517.
The Fort Hood driving range
is re-opening Friday evening
with all proceeds going to the
March of Dimes. The range is
a good place to sharpen up your
game for Sunday's match in the
"Beat Billy Maxwell" tourna
Mr. Arnold Ferber the own
er of the range is selling buck
ets at 25 cents for a small one
and 50 cents for the large size.
The range will be open during
week-days 5-10 p.m. and Satur
days and Sundays 1 to 10 p.m.
Soft drinks and food can be
bought at the Range.
At Golf Club No. 2 on Thurs
day January 29 at 1:00 p. m
Sgt. Jack Laxson the golf pro
will hold a beginners class for
all ladies who are interested in
learning to play golf. These les
sons will be without cost. This
is the first time such a course
of instruction without charge
has been offered here. It is a
wonderful opportunity to learn
all the basic do's and dont's of
a very fine game of sports.
Please take advantage of this
fine instruction and notify all
the ladies off the post who may
not know of it.
If this remarkable golf weath
er continues the ladies plan to
tee-off at 10:00 a. m. Thursday
Jan. 29 instead of the usual 1:00
p. m. It is hoped that every
member will be on hand at that
February 5 the ladies will
hold their monthly business
meeting. A tournament will be
scheduled followed by the busi
ness meeting and refreshments.
Hostesses will be Mrs. C. G.
Merrill and Mrs. Fred A. Lem-
ley. Ladies who are inactive
with the Club or ladies inter
ested in golf are all encouraged
to attend this meeting. All are
A tournament of odd holes
minus one half of handicap was
held on Thursday January 22.
Winners were as follows: 1st
Flight Mrs. Gilbert Smith and
Mrs. C. G. Merrill. 2nd Flight:
Mrs. Milford Kubin and Mrs.
J. A. Petraborg. Golf balls were
given as prizes.
A&B Cleaners 27 12
Craigs 25 14
Bradleys 21 18
Beardons 20 19
NCO Mess 18 21
Modern Foods 18 21
Royal Jewelers 14 25
Feldts Mans Shop 13 2G
THREE RINGS TRIES AGAIN
MIAMI W—The veteran Three
Rings missed by a length last time
but will have another chance this
winter at Hialeah of tying Exterm
inator's record of four victories
in the same stake race. Three
Rings won Hialeah's Royal Palm
iri 1919 1950 and 1951. In 1952 he
finished second to Greek Ship.
STOPPING FOR A BREATHER on the 18th hole from
(1 to r) Sgt. Jack Laxson Fort Hood Pro Ben Chandler amateur
player and Temple business man Pvt. Billy Maxwell of the 17th
Training Co. North Hood and 1951 National Golf Champion and
Jack Mann Temple Country Club Pro discuss the coming March
of Dimes Tournament. The tourney will- be held Jan. 27th on the
Fort Hood golf links. (NFH—PIO). (Photo by Blanke).
The Sportsmen Rifle and Pistol Range at south Fort Hood offi
cially opened last Monday at which time it was inspected by Post
and 1st Armored Division range officers.
The primary purposes of the range will be the "zeroing in" of all
hand weapons individual target practice and weapon familiarization.
Located directly north of the Black Gap Range Shop the range
is open to all members of the Rod and Gun Club. All that is necessary
to fire on the range is to contact the Post range officer at the Black
Gap Range Shop.
Official. clearance is not needed on the range as a red streamer is
displayed 24 hours a day.
Individuals using the range will be responsible for the policing
At our last meeting quite a few interesting things were brought
up before the members present.
Major Oberman secretary-treasurer stated that of the 615 per
sons that had been issued membership in the club as far as could
be determined 444 were still active members.
Sergeant Hall discussing the danger of entering an impact area
repeatedly stressed that personnel desiring to enter an impact area
should secure prior permission from the range section.
Sergeant Hall also spoke at some length on the eligibility of the
Rod and Gun Club to affiliate with the National Rifle Association.
He read the letter of acceptance from that organization which
recommended that our club obtain the Class A affiliation for maxi
mum benefits. He went into some detail as to the benefits that could
be derived by members in joining this organization. It was agreed
that Major Oberman would draft the memorandum advertising the
eligibility of all members to seek membership in the N.R.A. It was
stated that the cost of membership in this work was $3.00 per person.
The Post Provost Marshals Office is handling all applications for
Colonel Kubin asked for and received volunteers to erect fences
around three particular seeded areas on the reservation.
Fort Hood Texas
Privately owned and operated under a 75 year lease
Military personnel living in Walker Village are entitled to
Rentals as low as $65 a month for two bedroom apts. It includes
the following equipment and services.
No Deposit Required For Military Personnel
Two units of vented heat in
Free garbage pickup and
Bus line to Fort Hood and
School bus service to Fort
Car port and storage facili
Rental Office—415 Central
Fort Hood Texas Ph. 3133
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