The colorful Californian, now firmly entrenched in a palatial mansion disguised as a training camp, has been cured of making long distance phone calls, one of his many weaknesses, by Ancil Hoffman, his manager.
All phones have been disconnected at this Jersey palace that the challenger is using as a training base.
Max Baer complained to Manager Hoffman the first day Hoffman ordered the phone wires ripped out.
“Now Max,” countered Ancil, “you remember what happened in California. I had a $204.00 phone bill in one week because you kept calling New York almost continuously. I wouldn’t mind if you take the trouble to wait fifteen minutes to take advantage of the cut rate, but you never do.”
“Aw Awnce,” returned the chastened Baer, “don’t worry about such things. Take it off the top when I knock out that big wop next month.”
BOO BOO BAER
When Maxie was introduced to the fans from the ring of Madison Square Garden prior to the Loughran-Neusel scrap, he was booed aplenty. The entire ninth avenue section of the Garden must have been sold out completely to the Nazi boys who make the Yorkville Casino their hangout. At any rate the Baer was not at all disconcerted by the razz reception he received from the Hitler Howlers.
And speaking of Booing, I’ll put a finif to a sawbuck that the decision handed down in the Loughran fight is still being given the Bronx cheer wherever sport fans gather-unless it is at the United German Societies on Madison avenue.
The second annual metropolitan intercollegiate track and field championships will be held tomorrow afternoon, May 12, at Ohio Field, the Bronx. Columbia, C. C. N. Y., Fordham, Manhattan, and N. Y. U. will take part in the meet.
The meet was held last spring for the first time at Baker Field, New York, and the Violet track contingent scored seventy-eight points to win the point trophy. The Kelly-Green of Manhattan, the Lion of Columbia, the Lavender standard of the St. Nicks and the Ram of Fordham followed in that order. p>The boys from Spuyten Duyvil, Manhattan College, who won the 1934 indoor I. C. 4-A. championships and The Lions are expected to give the Violet plenty of stiff competition. The Hall of Famer’s are the defending champions. All of these teams turned in brilliant performances at the Penn Relays a fortnight ago in Philly and the outdoor combinations are in tip-top shape for their encounter with the Von Ellingmen on N. Y. U.’s new cinder track at University Heights.
JEWISH MACCABI SPRINT CHAMPION OUT OF RUNNING
Gus Heymann, nineteen-year-old runner from the City College, will be out of the running tomorrow. Gus, while a freshman at the Lavender school, won a place on the American Maccabi Track team and left for Palestine in 1932. At Tel Aviv this sprint sensation took a first in the 100- and 220-yard dashes with record breaking marks.
Last year he was a split second behind George Weinstein, of N. Y. U., when the latter won the title in both of these fast races at the intercollegiates.
N. Y. A. C. MEET
Some time ago in the New York Athletic Club meet Gus pulled a tendon and it hasn’t responded to treatment since then. In fact only last week Gus suffered another injury at the same sore spot. Coach McKenzie, veteran mentor of the St. Nick runners, had the young track ace running at three quarter speed in preparation for the triangular meet held in Philly this past Saturday. It was in this practice session that the lame tendon caused Gus agonizing pain and may force him to hang up his spikes for at least a year.
THREE JEWISH CHAMPS
George Weinstein, sprinter from N. Y. U. ranks who beat out Heymann by the smallest of margins last year, will once again defend his title in the 100- and 220-yard events. Eddie Shaftel will try and protect his standard in the discus throw while Babe Scheuer will see to it that no invader steps in to take his place as shot-put king of the metropolitan area.
Last week Shaftel set a new Temple Stadium record for this event at the Owl’s track carnival in Philly. Also, Scheuer was beaten by Finklestein, one of his teammates in the weight contest.
The smaller schools of the metropolitan area, eighteen in number, will also hold their second annual meet at Victory Field, Queens, tomorrow afternoon. The meet is being sponsored by Brooklyn College under the supervision of Louis R. Oshins. director of the games.
AT THE GARDEN TONIGHT
By far the best fighting card of the year which should produce a flock of thrills and produce a new featherweight champion will be staged by Promoter Jimmy Johnston, at Madison Square Garden, Friday night. Two star ten rounders, as many eights and a corking opener will be dished out hot and ready to the paying customers.
In the main events Baby Arizmondi. seen for the first time in this part of the country, a smashing Mexican feather, will make his Garden debut paired with the rough, tough and hard hitting Jewish fighter Al Roth. Mike Belloise, sensational Bronxite, is paired with Patsey Hayes, one of the better Brooklyn boys.
Lou Sallica, popular Italian scrapper from Coney Island, will tackle Julie Katz in an eight round specialty.
Al Roth and Julie Katz, in our estimation, will not win their fights tonight. Arizmondi and Ballica are just a shade too tough for their Jewish rivals.
STAUCH’S CONEY ISLAND
Abe Coleman must defeat Scotty McDouglas tonight in the feature bout at Stauch’s Coney Island Arena to earn his promised bout with Jim Browning at Madison Square Garden the latter part of this month. Coleman was in good shape Wednesday night against Londos and he should take the Scotsman easily.
Four time limit conflicts have also been arranged.