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Monday, January 28, 1946


Intra-Sq League Hops To Rousing Start

Second only to the "Second Magna Carta" on demobilization, hottest thing on the Field is the Intra-Squadron Basketball League which got off to a rousing start Monday night as Squadron "G" drubbed a 602nd five, 46-18, with Goldie and Pickett pacing the winners with 11 and 8 points respectively.

At 2000, a well-dressed 99th FS squad stepped proudly on the floor only to be humbled by Lester Carey and the 61t7h BS, 33-13.

Squadron "D" and Hq 447th made their debut on Wednesday and moped along in a sluggish contest which ended with "D" in the lead, 21-17. Garnering 25 of his team's 35 points, Mulzac paced the Officers to a decisive win over the 602nd which totaled 22 points.

The "G" Whiz Kids came back on Friday to breeze through their second triumph, licking the Fighting 99th by a 40-19 score.

In addition to games scheduled for tonight, appearing elsewhere on this page, four other contests are slated for the week:

617th BS vs 602nd Eng Sq
Squadron "G" vs 99th FS

Squadron "G" vs Officers
Hq 477th vs 99th FS


Coach Joe Echols' Bombers maintained a better-than-average record during the week, dropping only one contest while neatly placing four more in the win file. Their nine out of eleven victories place them squarely in the ranks of the nation's top basketeers.

Bombers gave the Hammond All-Stars a third drubbing, 44-26, last Saturday night. Journeying to Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday, the Bombers dropped a close decision to Kentucky State College, 39-35. In the Thorobred's home gym the following night, the Godman quintet avenged their loss when Ormond Wilson dropped a highly spectacular right hand-over-left shoulder shot in the closing seconds of play and the contest ended, 47-44, Godman.

Back on the home grounds Thursday and Friday. The Godman Field Bombers took two out of two from the Panthers of Philander Smith, Little Rock, Ark. First game: 44-25 and the second, 48-32.

Games Tonight
Base League
617th BS vs Sq "D"
Officers vs 99th FS
Hq 477th vs Sq "G"
First Games at 1730

In Round Numbers
[[four column table]]
 | W | L | Pct
Sq "G".....| 2 | 0 | 1000
617th......| 1 | 0 | 1000
Officers...| 1 | 0 | 1000
Sq "D".....| 1 | 0 | 1000
Hq 447th...| 0 | 1 | 000
99th.......| 0 | 2 | 000
[[/end of table]]


In conference with coaches, referess and league officials, the Base PT Office has drawn up the following rules and regulations governing games in the Base League.

1. Two referees will work in each contest; neither shall be a member of either organization represented by teams participating.

2. Rules: As set up by "The Official Basketball Guide - 1945-'46." Pages 174 through 211.

3. Length of periods: Teams shall play twenty (20) minute halves with an intermission of five (5) minutes between halves.

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Base Track Team May Represent Us In AAU

If plans are culminated, Lt Archie Harris will lead a track team from Godman Field in the National AAU Indoor meet, slated for Madison Square Garden, February 23.

On hand now are Sgt Milton Whitfield, former 440 and 880 star at New York's Thomas Jefferson High School. Also from the City is Cpl David Lawyer who was co-captain to that outstanding young miler, Leslie MacMitchell, on the victorious NYU squad of 1940.

Two other demons of the dash are New Jerseyites, Cpl Edsel Morgan and Pfc Robert Webb, both of whom hold interscholastic records in the 60 and 100 yard events.

Lt Paul Bonseigneur of Chicago has a corner on the mile and two-mile runs. Philadelphian, Lt Joseph Jenkins ranked with the best in clearing the hurdles in old Philly. Rounding out the prospects are those two versatile buddies in sports, Sgt James Holland and Sgt James Thompson, who specialize in the high jump and pole vault respectively.

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Things are looking up on the fight front. The crumb bums and roundheels of the war years have gone back to the arnica circuit and from the Army and Navy have come the top men in the blood-letting business.

Mike Jacobs, of the free-wheeling teeth, is the happiest man in the City of New York about it all. Madison Square Garden, his Eighth avenue bull ring, is equipped to handle most of the big fights this year and Mike himself is equipped to handle the coin. Is there anywhere a man as merry as he?

Top fight on Mike's card is the Joe Louis-Billy Conn match, scheduled for next June, with the heavyweight championship of the world at stake. This fight may gross 3 million which would make Mike giggle with glee and wouldn't displease either contestant.

Other ring attractions will include Ray Robinson vs. Freddie Cochrane for the welterweight title, Bob Montgomery and Ike Williams for the lightweight crown, and Willie Pep and Sol Bartolo for weatherweight honors. 

Robinson vs. Graziano

The light-heavies, led by Gus Lesnevich, an ex-Coast Guardsman, and the middleweights, topped by Tony Zale and Jake LaMotta, the pride of West End avenue, will offer bouts for those titles and the best match of all may be that between Robinson and Rocky Graziano, with no title but much prestige on the line.

Observers agree that the best fighter alive today, pound for pound, is Robinson. He can box, hit, and take it. Gene Tunney, who was once a fighter himself, says that Ray, a greyhound welterweight, can lick Billy Conn, the Pittsburgh sassbox, himself. If anyone can take Robinson, it's Graziano, a Bronx boy with a kick like a jug of corn. When Rocky meets Ray, it should be a sight to behold.

In addition, Mike has Beau Jack, the Jo-jah jumping jack, now out of the Army and ready and willing to lick any man in the house. This fellow isn't the best fighter ever to pull on the gloves but he's the best liked, the hardest working, and the most fun to watch. In the lightweight division, which, as usual, is the classiest of the classes, he stands out like Ernie Lombardi's nose through a knothole.

It looks like a rough year.
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