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Mel Fineberg
Fight Advance
Henry Armstrong should be about a
3-1 favorite to lick Lou Ambers for
the lightweight championship of the
world tonight if that most reliable of
all judges of boxing abilities, the
abundance of nicknames, is to be be-
Armstrong is way way ahead
of the champion when it comes
to the preponderance of psuedo-
nyms. If Armstrong were to be
arranged in a police court he
would undoubtedly be summed
up as Henry Armstrong alias,
Hammering Henneryi Huricane
Hank, the Little Brown Bomber,
Homicidal Henry, and numerous
others which defy print.
And on the other hand (besides
warts, that is) there is Lou Ambers.
The name Lou Ambers is in itself a
disguise. If the linotyper does not
fail us, Ambers entered this vale of
,rs under the handle of Luigi
D'Ambrosio. But to fight fans he
is now familiar as The Herkimer
Hurricane, or "The Laughing boy
from Herkimer."
It is said, however, that box-
ing bouts arehwon by other re-
quirements than mere high-
sounding monickers. It is being
bruited about that "laughing boay
f ronm Herkimer" has about as
much chance of winning as a
millionaire has of sneaking past
St. Peter.
* * *
It's Possible
This, of course, may have more
than a vestige of truth attached to
it. Mr. Armstrong has, if we are to
believe the boxing records, left the
ring vertically in his last 38 fights.
Tis feat in itself is not so remark-
able' until one .considers that his op-
ponents were unable to do this in 35
of these 38. battles.
The position which the Little
Brown Bomber holds is a unique
one. He holds, at one and the
same time, the welterweight and
the featherweight . crowns. A
featherweight must weigh in at
126 pounds while a welter can
eat no more than 145. The light-
weight title which will be at stake
tonight has a 135 pound limit.
If Hammering Hennery beats
back . Senor D'Ambrosio, he will
become the first man in the his-
tory of1 the ring (or at least Pro-
moter Mike Jacobs claims this)
to hold the three crowns simul-
Homicidal Henry (note the va-
riety) has a peculiar method of fight-
ing. He is a believer in the theory
that .the best defense is a good of-
fense. He positively swarms over his
opponent. He throws punches from
all angles and he throws them fast.
His punches are not directed specifi-
cally at the face. He aims at the
arms, the biceps and the shoulders-
places where most defensive boxers
expect to block bloWs.
But the constant battering at
the biceps Hurricane Hank gives
wears down his opponent's arms
so greatly that after six rounds,
they can scarcely lift their hands
in self-defense. And when a box-
er can't lift his arms, he goes as
fast as Austria.
It is said that Ambers' big hope
lies in his legs. If he can keep re-
treating from the myriad punches

Armstrong throws, and then step in
and pop him occasionally, then re-
treat again, 'he has a chance.
But instead of sounding retreat on
,Ambers' bugle, Armstrong may blow
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Lupe, Johnny, Phfft

U.S. Mediates
Railway Strike
1,300 Workers Refuse
15 Per Cent Cut
WAUKEGAN, Ill., Aug. 16-(/)-
The United States Labor Department
moved today to settle a wage contro-
versy which brought suspension of
operations on the Chicago, North
Shore and Milwaukee Railroad when
employees refused to accept a 15
per cent wage slash.
Harry' E. Scheck, a Department of
Labor conciliator, announced that he
had received orders to attempt nego-
;iations for a settlement. Some 1,300
rail workers were idle and some 20,000
commuters were forced to find other
Scheck said there was no doubt in
his mind that the railroad is in fin-
anclal difficulties.
Interpreting a refusal by the com-
pany to arbitrate the wage cut con-
troversy as a lockout, members of
the Amalgamated Association of
Street and Electric Railway and Mo-
tor Coach Employees of America vot-
ed to stop work early today.
A wage scale, calling for the 15
per cent cut, had been recommend-
ed by Jacob I. Grossman, Federal
court master in chancery after Col.
A. A. Sprague, receiver for the line,
had served notice that a contract
which expired last Maywould be can-
celed because of lack of sufficient

Tammany Leader Eyes Crowd Warily At Racket Trial

cN and .
Engagemen ts

The marriage of Miss Elizabeth
Willman, formerly of Ann Arbor, to
Albert Witt of San Francisco has
been announced by, the former's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward James
Willman of Owosso. The wedding
took place in Honolulu, Hawaii on
Aug. 13 where the bride was of the
staff of a private clinic.
She was graduated from the
University Hospital's School of Nurs-
ing and was a member of the hospital
staff for several years. Mr. Witt is
an executive of the Hawaiian Pine-
apple Co. The couple will be at home
at Aleu Heights, Aieu Oahu, in
Mr. :and Mrs. H. 0. Eastwood of
Grand Rapids have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Alice,
to Bennet McCarthy of this city.
314 S. State St.
Typewriters, Stationery,
Student and Office Supple
Since 1908 Phone 6615

Twice Lupe, Velez filed suit for
divorce from Johnny Weismuller,
swimmer and screen "Tarzan," and
then changed her mind and with-
drew the actions. The third time,
however, Lupe went through with
it and she's shown above as she
appeared in Los Angeles as the de-
cree was granted.
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Through narrowed eyes, James J. Hines, Tanmany leader, looked over a decidedly unsympathetic crowd on
hand in New York for-the opening of his trial on policy racket charges. Hines, red-faced and perspiring, was
visibly nervous and shot sidelong glances at Prosecutor Dewey, the latter dapper and cool hardly glanced in
Hines' direction as he moved to get the investigation under way. With Hines (center) are his attorneys, Lloyd
Paul Stryker (left) and Joseph P. Shallek. Prosecutor Dewey is a Michigan graduate and a former editor of
the Daily.
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Pirates Come Out Of Slump,
Hand Cincinatti 10-0 Trouncing

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PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16.-()-The
tiring Pittsburgh Pirates called out
the reserves today, shook themselves
out of a slump and behind steady
pitching of Cy Blanton whitewashed
Cincinnati's slugging Reds 10 to 0.
The triumph boosted the Bup-
caneers' margin to five full games
over the second place Giants, who
lost to Brooklyn. The Bucs' enthus-
iasm.-had shown signs of waning re-
cently as they suffered four defeats
in the past five games, which led
Manager Pie Traynor to bench. Capt.
Gus Suhr and Catcher Al Todd.
Twelve Pirates trotted to.the plate
in the third inning, when Brubaker
got his homer and Lee Handley and
Arky Vaughan made triples. Manager
Bill. McKechnie elected to keep Ray'
(Peaches') . Davis in the box during
the , barrage, until he forced in the
sixth run with a walk.
Big Jim Weaver, former Pirate,
then relieved Davis and held his old
mates scoreless until the eighth when
Blanton and Handley singled and lit-
tle Lloyd Waner brought them home
with his fourth homer of the sevon,
a 430-foot blow inside the park.
Ray Berres, who replaced Todd be-
hind the bat, helped by fanning five
batters and made one hit in four
times at bat.
Blanton had the once rampant
Reds helpless with one hit for five
frames, but the visitors began nip-
ping at him in the sixth and filled
the bases on three hits in the ninth
before he chopped off the rally.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16.-()-
The Yankees took both games of a
doubleheader from Washington to-
day and increased their American
league lead over Cleveland to eight
games. The score of the first was
16 to 1 and of the second 6 to 2.
Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing,
pitching in that order, limited the
Senators to six hits in each game. The
Yankee seige guns, on the other
hand, hammeredthree Washington
hurlers for 14 blows in the opener
and gathered 10 more off two pitch-
ers in the second game.
Lou Gehrig led the first game at-
tack with four hits. He contributed
a double and his 22nd home run in a

fourth inning splurge which netted
the Yanks nine runs.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 16.-()-Cleve-
land set down the last-place St. Louis
Browns 9-6 today and gave Mel Hard-
er his 10th victory of the season.
Sammy Hale's home run with the
bases unoccupied in the fourth paced
the Indians' 12-hit attack on Les
Tietje, Ed Cole, Russ Van Atta and
Buck Newsom. Tietie was the loser.
Billy Sullivan, forme; Indian de-
livered three singles to lead the
Browns attack.
BOSTON, Aug. 16.---P)-The low-
ly A's fell on "Young Sarge" Jim Bag-
by for five runs in the first inning to-
day eventually scored nine times
more and beat Boston's Red Sox 14 to
11 before a slim perspiring gathering
of 1,800 persons.
Bagby gave way to Emerson Dick-
man who in turn was replaced by
Dick Midkiff, who yielded five runs
in the sixth.
Jimmy Foxx, Boston's first base-
man, who has been hitting poorly for
several days, revived today and
knocked out his 30th and 31st home
runs, bringing his runs batted in total
to 113.
NEW YORK, Aug. 16.-(P)-The
Brooklyn Dodgers landed on Harry
Gumbert and Dick Coffman in the
ninth inning today, got five hits for
four runs to beat the Giants, 7 to 3,
and thus gained their first victory of
the year at the Polo Grounds and
their second in 12 meetings with the
Goody Rosen was the Dodgers' hit-
ting hero with three singles. His
second put him in position to score
the tying run in the eighth, and his
third drove in the two runs in the
ninth that broke the deadlock.
Buddy Hassett's single brought in
the final two tallies. Ernie Koy's
eighth homer, with Gilly Campbell
on base, accounted for the other
Dodger scoring.
Gumber's defeat was his tenth of
the year. Vito Tamulis, who pitched
no-hit ball for two and two-thirds
innings after relievingaLuke Hamlin,
got credit for his seventh v-ictory.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 16.--(P)-
Chuck Klein's single off Milt Shoff-
nert in the eleventh innnig scored
Hershel Martin from second with the
run that gave the Phillies an uphill
7 to °6 victory over the Boston Bees
Martin had opened the inning with
his fourth hit, a single, and was sac-
rificed to second by Phil Weintraub.
Tony Cuccinello's two homers off
Al Hollingsworth and his single off
Pete Sivess in the ninth with the
bases full put the Bees ahead, 6 to 5,
going .into the last of the ninth. With
two down, however, Martin doubled
and Weintraub tripled to force the
game overtime.
CHICAGO, Aug. 16.-(P)-The St.
Louis Cardinals made it two out of
three in their series with Chicago to-
day by winning the second game of a
rain-delayed doubleheader, 5 to 2,
after the Cubs had come from behind
to take the opener, 5 to 4, in 11 inn-
The Cubs scored twice after two
were out in the ninth inning of the
first game to tie it up and won in the
5onnnd extra.in yningun rnL... .h lr l.


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