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SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 28, 1931.
PAMPA MORNING POST
BILLY PETROLLE KNOCKS OUT KING TOT IN FOURTH ROUND
BATTLE REPLETE WITH
THRILLS: SIXTH OF
By EDWARD J. NEIL
(Afwociate(i' Press Sports Writer)
MADISON 3JUARE GARDEN,
NEW YORK. Feb. 27. <£>)—Battle-
scarrcd Billy Potrollc, n mud hatter
of a puncher from the wide open
spaces of North Dakota, blasted his
blond tormentor, Kins Tut, Minne-
apolis, into detent in four rounds ,o-
night, but aroused bo muelv question
in so doing that the New York
State Athlctic commission ordered
the purses of both fighters held up.
Petrolic knocked the blond king,
who a few weeks ago flnttened him
in 34 seconds in St. Paul, down and
out in two minutes and nine sec-
onds of the fourth round after belt-
ing him to the canvas three times
with left hooks and right crosses tc
the ehln. Tlie finishing punch was
a left hook to the jaw that itretch-
I cd the squat blond helpless and
bleeding on the rug but the crowd
roared In suspicion and the moguls
of boxing in this .state shook their
F'rom the ringside. Commissioner
John J. Phelan ordered that the
purses of the fighters be held up
until an investigation'could be con-
"I don't care to say anything
about it at this time," the commis-
sioner paid. "I will say that It looked
to me to be the sort of fight that
doserves a little investigation. Our
action speaks for itself."
To the 12,000 customers who gath-
ered about the battle pit for ihe
sixth of the Petrolle-Tut scries, it
was a savage, boisterous battle, re-
plete with thrills and studded with
fierce punching and knockdowns.
Tut took a count of nine and the
rfowd booed wholeheartedly where
a few seconds before they had been
cheering the western youngster i'or
his sublimo courage in tho face of
a barrage that twice before had
► stretched him on the floor. Kills'
Tut had risen from this breather
when Petrolic was upon him in a
fury, smashing a stream of i>ft
hooks to the head that caught Tut
completely off balance. Four
punches crashed upen his chin in
succession and he flopped over on
his back. Bleeding from the mouth
and nose, the blond managed to rise
into a half sitting position, shak-
ing his head, but he couldn't hold
himself up. He fluttered bock and
was stretched his full length again
when Referee Johnny MiAvoy
ynehed the. final count of ten.
AGGIE SPORT BUS
COLLKOE STATION. Feb. 37.—
Member • of the '1py.uk A. & M.
small bor- rifle lean, coached by
Lieutenant L. R. Narhuian, Infan-
try, U. S. A., judging from liiclr first,
two week's of competition, bid fail
to best the record which the 1930
A. &■ M. marksmen ret in winning
I the national intercollegiate title.
Decisively outprlining all opponents,
j the Aggie rifleman won three in-
: tcixulleyiute matches in each of th •
fiv&t two week's firing 1111c! in the
iccond week added a victory over
Western Maryland collets- in a spec-
ial match. Teams defeated mclud ■
Georgia Tech. Katies State, Miss-
Ifippl A. & M., Washington Slate,
Oregcn Aggies and Ohio State.
Scoring honors of ihe first week
went tc W. H. Myers, Valley View,
captain of the team, with a score
of 382 cut of a possible 400. J. s.
Pore her, El Paso, captured sccond
week honors with 375 out of a pos-
MAT CHAMP KEEPS TOE-HOLD ON TITLE
Harry Stitolcr, diminutive pole
vault champion of the Southwest
conference who last year set a new
conference record of thirteen feet
one inch In that event, served no-
tice on conference opponents that
he is out to best even that record
when he recently topped the bar
at twelve feet six inches in early
season practice. Though the train-
ing season is still young, every af-
tcrnon Stitcler may be found work-
ing to perfect himself for the com-
ing season and his unusual early
soasc-n murk has caused Aggie sup-
porters to feel he is apt to break
his own mark during the comin,?
Ugh-h-h!—or words to that effect. So he thought ne'd put a ioc 011 mat wrestling title, did he? Well..
Jim Londos of Urcccc would just show that ex-Illinois collegian, Jim MrMillcn! And he did. in a thrill- ]
fraught 49-mlnule tussle before 22,000 fans in New York's Madison Square Garden. Herc'r one of the ex-1
eiting scenes it* Jim met Jim. Champion Londos is shown forcing .VIcMHIrn's shoulders dangerously close 1
to the mat. A few minutes laicr the title-holder finished the challenger with a toe hold. |
Twenty-two candidates, six oi
them lettermen, indicate that pros-
pects for another successful season
are bright for the swimming team
of the Texas Aggie swimming slub
for the past five years undefeated
In competition with the outstanding
teams of Texas. Though swimming
is not recognised as a conference o:.
varsity sport at A. & M. lor several
years increasing interest has beci
shown in it by the A. & M. student
body and the group of candidates
this year is 011c of the largest sinc-j
the club was organized five years
ago. Dsn Humason, v-tcran nator
from Houston, is captain and coach
of the 1931 delegation. Other letter-
men are Robert Suggs, Sun Antonio;
Cecil Threadgill, Taylor; Edwin
Moeller. Larchmont, N. Y.; Richard
Smith. Houston; and James Howder.
BATTLE T E E L
Hi CMP NEWS
FORT MYERS. Fla., Feb. 27. </P>
1 Connie Mack, manager of the Phil-
adelphia Athletics, thinks it would
be as easy to pick the winner in a
turtle derby as to select the out-
standing rookie in his big pitching
Not even eagle-eyed Mack, liliu-
wlf a catcher in the gay nineties,
has detected any symptoms of fu-
ture greatness among the recruits.
Mturk likes his pitchers big, and his
scouts have rounded up three who
will fill part of tha.t order. McDon-
ald, Butcher and DcShong, three
newcomers, are six feet or better.
With the completion of the third
week of training, Coach Roswell
Hlgginbotham is pushing his Texa.-;
Aggie baseball charges at a rapid
pace In an effort to <oun-J them
into shape for the opening of the
1931 schedule. Little can be told
of the final composition of the
Aggie nine until after the closc of
basketball season, however, since
several outstanding prospects arc
| included on the cage roster as well.
Capt. Beau Bell, Qrecnville, and
Lester Vcltman, San Antonio, both
ali-Southwest outfielders, and Paul
McFaddcn, Cleburne, and Cecil Hoke
Shtro, first base candidate--., are
among the prospects who will get
a late itr.rt bccausc of basketball.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla., Feb. 27.
(/!')—'The two-a-day play was Intro-
duced at, the. Phillies training camp
today, despite the fact that only
pitchers and catchers are 011 the
job. Manager Shotton believes short
workouts morning and afternoon
will keep the players in better shape
and prevent muscle soreness. So
many changes have been made in
the Phillies that Ray Bcngc now is
dean of the pitching staff. lie Joined
the club when Shotton became
manager thin; years ago, and is the
only hurlcr to .survive.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 27. (/IV-
The number of Infield candidates
with the Cleveland Indians anxious
to get a running start, in the scram-
ble for Jobs reached five today.
Ifcw Fonseca, first baseman;
George DcTorc, third baseman, and
Jonah Goldman, shortstop, Joined
the pltchcrs and cotchcrs already
Bill Hunncfleld. former White Sox
shortstop, and Carl Llnd stepped
through their first practice yester-
day. Goldman and DeTore worked
out today, and Fonseca will begin
TAMPA. Fla.. Feb. 27. (/Pi—Cin-
cinnati Reds battery candidates
were put through two stiff work-
outs today, the aim being to inject
speed into their legs rather than
their throwing aims. Every pitcher
and catchcr chased fungo balls to
strengthen leg muscles. Next week
is the earliest pltchcrs will bo per-
mitted! to put pep Into their throw-
ing. Manager Dan Howlcy still la
confined to his Palm Beach home
BUADENTON, Fla.. Feb. 27. (/IV-
Flint Rhem. sturdy right hander,
cut loose with a fast ball and curvcs
wlillc pitching In batting practice
this afternoon and spoiled a session
for ambitious Cardinal sluggers.
"Rlicin ought to win 20 games for
us this year." Manager G i'>by
Street remarked. .
Joel Hunt, a third baseman last
year, but now an outfielder, was no',
in uniform today, being i> holdout.
He conferred with Ovnor Sam
Breadon tills morning an! talked
to Vice President Branch Rickoy by
Ion# distance telephone. It Is said
lie wants a gut iHntoc he won't, b?
aunt to one of (he farnu until U:
Addition of the quarter-mile re-
lay as a regular event in the du;ii
and conference moots in the South-
west gives added lustre to the pros-
pects oi Coach Frank Anderson'"
Texas Aggie track team for this
spring since it is his bleief that he
has probably the most outstanding
group of sprinters that A. & M.
teams have boasted in several yeai,.
W. M. Emmons, Plainvtcw, captain
of Ihiv Aggie thinly-clads and one
of the outstanding sprinters in in.
conference last year: M. H. Badger
Austin, veteran who was incllgiblf
last year; O. R.. Addicks, La Grange,
ace of the freshman sprinters last
ailt* Rut-ledge, Alice, and
E. J. Steele, Dcnlson, freshman
numeralmen, arc the outstanding
sprint candidates 011 the squad.
From Parked Car
J. J. Van Pelt of the AmarlHo
Auto Parts company, Inc., AmarllR
reported to Desk Sergeant J. F.
Archcr that his overcoat had been
stolen from his locked car yester-
day afternoon about 4 o'clock. Mr.
Van Pelt stated that he went into
a restaurant on Cuyler street, for
•some lunch and upon returning
found the cot* still locked but his
The thief or thieves had a key or
some instrument which opened tha
door c* the car and after taking this
coat relocked it. was the belief of
Mr. Van Pelt.
FAITH HEALER CHARGED
NEW BRAUNFELS, Fob. 27. I/Pl-
Chargcd with transporting the body
of a man without a burial certifi-
cate and with practicing medicine
without a license, Otto Haasc, pro-
fessed "magic faith" healer, was
held In Jail here today. In connec-
tion with the death of Max Keil of
Taylor, whose body was found Sun-
A fleet of 20 fire trucks will be
In the field this summer to combat
forest fires in California.
I.ns a chance to show what he can
WD'8T PALM BEACH. Fla. l-'eb.
27. (A')~ A warm sun, the first or ihe
Browns' stay here, loo«enod the
rusty hinges of the players' today
and they capered about in a burst
of pep and steam. A new batting
cage which stops foul bal's was
Eddie Grimes in taking a nolld
crucit at the balk tills year and
seems In good form at third base.
TOURNEY TO BEGIN
NORMAN, Feb. 27, (Special)—A
heavyweight fight between Ralph
Colbert, of Cement, statu umatcur
champion, and Charley Ted, Soon-
er football player, is expected to
be the feature event of the always
rpicey University of Oklahoma In-
tramural boxing tournament to be
ntlri in the Fieidhouse March 11,
12 and 13.
Tcel, who halls from Tulsa and
knows how to use his hands, von
the university light-heavy cham-
pionship last year. Although lie
will weignt but 180 to Colbert's 190
he Is going aftci the state amateur
champ, who is also a student in
the university, and will be In the
Fifty men have already entered
the competition, says Lieut. Ivan D.
Yea ton, boxing coach. All of them
have been given a physical exami-
nation by university authorities and
required to train regularly. Fact
the list is studded with names of
prominent Sooner athletes is expect-
ed to swell the number cf specta-
Take Earnet "Iron Mike" Massaa,
of Ardmore, for instance. This
popular Sooner fullback is entered
in the light-heavy class and will
probably run atom 01 Leon Fisher,
last year's heavyweight champioi.
who conquered Colbert. Phil Berry,
wrestler, and Elwood Brockman.
footballer, both cf Tulsa, arc also
entered 111 this cluss.
George Muskovsky, Oklahoma City,
last, year's welterweight champ, is
defending his title as is U. A. Rein-
hardt, Oklahoma City, the 127-
l.ou 11 d king.
A formidable entrant 111 the 117-
pcund division is Warren "Bus';
Mcore, of Oklahoma City, Sooner
two-mile team race captain-elect
and K. C. A. C. indoor lncet 880-
yard dash champion 111 1030. "Op-
ponents of Moore will «ind him a
wasp, with a sharp sting In eltlio;*
glove," predicts Coach Yeu'on.
J. S. Hcmmcr, a shifty middle-
weight from Miami, and R. Cogbum,
of Tulsa, a 180-poundcr, have given
classy practice performances.
Competition wil be in the 112, llij,
127, 147, iao, 175 and heavyweights,
with trophies being given the first
three finishers in each division.
HORNED FROGS WILL
FORT WORTH, Feb. 27. (/Pi —
"Uxas Christian university will be-
gin Its final drive for the southwest
conference basketball championship
against Baylor here tomorrow night.
However, regardless of the out-
come of the game and the current
Southern Methodist university-Ar-
kansas scries, the title situation
will not be settled until the final
contest, of the season between the
Ponies and the Frogs here next
Unemployed at Yoakum. Texas,
were given work picktng volunteer
spring cotton maturing bccausc of
the unusually mild winter.
Each year the Pittsburgh Pirates
takes a championship ball club to
spring training camp, and Old Man
Hoodoo always takes the same train.
This year Boss Jewel Ens, who did
pretty well with a crippled gang 01
buccaneers last season, is praying
for the Waners to quit waning, but
already the lightning i.as struck.
Paul Waner the otlur day re-
ported tc the hospital as is his
usual custom and this 'ime he had
a badly infected leg. Bathing in
Florida he stuck his foot into the
mouth of a man-eating denizen of
the ocean depths. Perhaps he want-
ed to find out if it had teeth. Or,
If being bitten by a barracuda was
anything like being bitten by Barney
At any rate he came off sccond
best in the battle wit the barra-
cuda, if barracuda it was, and has
been put 011 the shelf lor repairs
even before the training period gets
$ * *
Argues With I'rexy
Besides his leg Infection, Paul
has literally put his foot into it
time and again by arguing j. with
Proxy Dreyfuss about the matter 0.'
financial reward. Mr. Dreyfuss has
Ills own Ideas of the wages of bail
playing and doesn't like to be told
he is wrong. Pittsburgh has sent
away a lot cf good men who could-
n't be won over to Herr Dreyfuss's
Last year Brother Lloyd was the
Waner who did the waning. Ho
didn't rally quickly enough from an
operation for appendicitis to be any
good to the Pirates through most o(
the fcascn. For a time It was
feared he might never play ball
again. Toward the latter part of
the season he played off and on
and his strength seemed to be re-
turning. Now that, he appears tc
be un-Waned again, it |« Brother
Paul win Is worrying ill: tnunugc-
* « *
Ens Keeps 'Em Going
The Pirates finished filth last
year witn a team that was seventh
in club fielding and sixth in bat-
ting with a percentage of .303.
Jewel Ens did as well as any "Mii-
ocic Man" could.
r Carl Coan, the lad who ran Ray
Conger into the boards of the
Madison Square Garden track,
cbserved his 20th birthday Just
six days after his victory, . . .
Rather odd, Irn't it, that Coan
got into that race by accident.
. . . Bill McKniff, his teammate,
fcot the invitation but two hours
before the race Carl *as substi-
tuted for Bill, who took sick. . . .
Throughout their entire prep and
college careers, Coan had never '
beaten McKniff until mid-lanuary
of this year. . . . Medical men
said Carl bad a mental psychosis.
. . . Liiwcon Robertson, '.P<enn
ecach. faid McKnlli; Just had Ills
'number". . . . William Wrlgley is
being photographed fewer times
this year. . . . He's a bit camcra
sliy since Cub fadeout of last fall.
Pie Traynor was out for a time
with that trick back of Ills. Pitcher
Brame was lost to the club for 10
weeks. Heinie Melnc's health wen!
blooie and he had to leave the team
to rest up. It seemed that every
time one of the Pirates slid to a
bare he came up with a compound
fracture of a few dozen vertebrae.
- II he can go along with any kind
of luck at all this year. Ens will
have his men around I lie top. The
Pirates bear watching.
Manager Connie Muck api>carcd
particularly pleased yesterday with
the work of Hank McDonald and
Jim DfeShong, rookie pitchers. Mc-
Donald is six feet four Inches tall
and comes from Santa Monica,
Calif. DeShong Is from Harrisburg,
SOONERS WILL TACKLE
! NORMAN, Feb. 27. (fipccinl—
, Cancellation of the Missouri-Okla-
homa wrestling match, scheduled
' Icr March 6 in the Fielaliouse,
leaves flic Sooners' clash with the
j University of Iowa squad here Sat-
urday night the last 011 the 19,11
1 Ben G. Owen, the Sooner direct-
or of athletics, declared that "fur-
tthcr curtailment of sports" was the
; reason the Missouri match, a regu-
i larly-sicheduled "Big-Six" contest,
had been dropped. He whs sup-
ported In the move by Cnester L.
Brewer, director of athclttlcs of the
University of Missouri.
The cancellation means that
Coach Paul V. Keen's grapplcrs, whe
conquered Kansas and Nebraska yet
lost to Kansas State and Iowa State
will ?nd the conference season wltb
.500 perccnt and will probably tie
for third place in the final stand-
ings. The Missouri match would
probably have resulted in an easy
Interest in the Iowa-Oklahoma
dual here Saturday night Is run-
ning high. Fans here arc curious
to see how "Big Ten" and "Big
Six" wrestling compare and for that
reason the match is expcctcd to
draw well. Last year the Sooner;
defeated the Hawkcycs at Iowa City
21 to 11, but Ken's 1031 team, rav-
aged by loss of Hardie Lewis, na-
tional intercclleglatc H'Jpound
champion . and Albert Mantooth,
lightweight who had won four out
of five matches, and graduation ol
Leach, Lawrence Mantooth and Mil-
ler, the "Mighty Mites" isn't nearly
as strong as his championship squad
i.f last year.
Saturday's match will be -eferccd
by Elmer Lucas. Indiana.
Iowa's starting lineup, wired to-
fiay by Eric Wilson, director of
athletics, includes the names of
feme formidable wrestlers. The
match will mark the final home ap-
pearance of Capt. Oliver Bass and
Pl'll Berry, of Oklahoma.
The Iowa lineup: Mueller 118 lbs.
Peer 126, Ehrhard 135, Dull 140,
C0011.S 155. Wclglc 105, Caughlin 17s'
The sooner lineup: InglU U8 lbs.,
White 126, Mayes 135, Turner 145.
Guntcr .155, Eubanks or Ilasbrook
REX — SATURDAY
111-METER DASH IS
ADDED TO CONTESTS
IN TRACK-FIELD VIE
FORT WORTH, Feb. 27. (Special)
—One special event, the 100-meter
dash, ha3 been added to the track
events of the Southwestern Exposi-
tion Track and Field Meet to be
held at Texas. Christian University
March 14. Only men who have run
the century dash in 10 scconds or
less are eligible to compete. Judges
will be prlesent to verify 'he entries.
Tills event Is expected to be one
of the best drawing cards of the
meet- Such men as Cy Leland, Red
Oliver and Dick Houser, og Texas
Christian and Claude <3ratcy. form-
er Rice Institute track slar, and
many others arc cxpcctcd to com-
pete In this event. This event is
not confined to college men or high
srhool men, but is open to any one
who can step the century In 10
seconds or less.
More than 800 athletes arc expect-
ed to compete In this meet, which
has grown to be one of the largest
cf its kind in the Southwest. Schools
that heretofore have not entrcd
have sent in applications, accord-
ing to R. D. Evans, Superintendent
of the cltty recreation cepartmcnt.
Teams from Oklahoma A. & M. and
from Durant Teachers' are entered.
There will be some 203 gold, silver
and bronze medals for first, sccond
and third place winners in tho va-
rious events. There will be two
watches given, one to the winner of
the pentathlon and to the winner
of the special 100-meter dash. There
will be 14 loving cups, and four cups
for the winning relay teams.
Three men who are expected to
try out tor the 1932 Olympica will
be entered in this meet. Leland
and Oliver, Texas Christian sprint
aces, and Jourdon, Denton Teacher's
star hurdler, arc the trio entered.
PURCHASE 1/ CUPS
M'LEAN, Feb. 27. * speciali-
se vent pen loving cups have b$en
tecured for the Oray county inter-
schclastic league meet to be held
here March 20 to 21.
Those giving cups Include: Citi-
zen's State bank, American Nation-
al bank. Southwestern Public Ser-
vice company, Parent-Teachers as-
sociation. Caldwell Bakory, Ameri -
can Legion Post No. 315, Lions club,
Chamber of Commers, 3ervlce Gin
company, Erwin Drug company,
Sitter Furniture company. City Drug
etorc, Montgomery Drug store.
All of the cupe must be won three
years in succession before they be-
coma the permanent property of
any school. They will be placed on
display in the windows of respective
PERKINS CHAMPION AT
MIAMI 66LF TOURNEY
MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 37. (A1)—Long
wood shots and consistent ap-
proaches of T. Philip Perkins, of
England, won for him the cham-
pionship of the Dixie Amateun golf
tournament today as he routed Bob
Kaufman, Canton, Ohio, youth, 13
and 12 in tho final round at Miami
Perkins blazed a sub-par trail
around the course to vanquish an
opponent seen as a dark hone when
he won his semi-final match yes-
terday. The Englishman had a 71
for the 18-hole morning round,'one
under par, and was one under on
the six holes played before the af-
ternoon round was ended
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MIAMI, Feb. 27. (Special)—A
polo term, headed by Dr. Scott W.
Corbln, local dentist, na3 been or-
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Is rapidly increasing. Practice
grcunds arc located ono-lioif mile
west of town on the A. L. Munc.v
Members to date arc Dutch Tal-
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Bill O'Laughlin, Walter Jones, W. P.
Thornhlll, Alfred Cowan, Tlioinas
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MAN'S BODY FOUND
EL PASO, Feb. 27. (tf'l—Thc body
of an unidentified man, fair-haired,
was found floating in the Rio
Grande near the Courchesnc quarry
ir.- the upper valley today, with a
bullet hole in lii,s chest. Coroner
R. B. Ruwlins ordered burial of thi
body, which appeared to have been
in the river about two weeks.
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