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KEW YORK, June 3.—(IP)—Danny Litwhiler ran and
„ an(| after a while he caught up with the St. Louis
■ rdinals. And caught on with them, too.
8 Which means the Phil outfielder recently traded to the
rld champions literally kicked up his heels to make him
m wanted by the Red Birds. Sure’s he’s a dangerous
irter but Johnny Mize is a dangerous hitter, too, and the
‘j’didn’t hesitate to get rid of him.
.1 T- — w _
Tjtwhiler, nowever, nas'
methfflg else He has that
mnitij complex that is so
c]l a part of the makeup
the typical Cardinal, and
, have'a hunch the trait
[(1 as much as anything to
) v;;th bringing about the
f/j dates back to Sept. 13.
t year. The Cards had moved
‘ 'lij with Brooklyn the day
Le by defeating the Dodgers
Whiter Kurowski’s home run,
d had "moved down to Philadel
ia for a series.
• yas tbe first game of a dou
1 header, and Johnny Beazley
j (be Phils shut out for eight
nos 1 to 0. and had retired
! man in the ninth, when Lit
ter came up.
,nnv hit a blooper out along
> right field foul line. Three Red
■ds converged on the ball, and
„my Brown, trying to make the
:ch, stumbled and the ball drop
low here was Litwhiler, playing
a club that was hopelessly out
everything, and with the chanc
pretty fair that if he did get
base’he wonM be left strand
The natural tendency would
to loaf to first> and if
, fan wasn't caught, it would
a lucky break, that’s all.
hit with tiie crack of the bat
whiter started digging. He
aided first under full head of
am and tore for second, sliding
for a double.
[he next batter singled to cen
and Litwhiler, still in high
ar. headed for home. Terry
lore came in fast to retrieve
i ball, and kept his throw to
' plate low as the tendency is
overthrow on such a play.
[he ball hit the pitching mound,
j instead of hopping, skidded
card the waiting Walker Coo
r, He had to field it like a
t roller, and just as he got it
iwhiler hit him, knocking the
tt loose. Litwhiler was safe, but
was out, out cold, in fact, and
i to be carried to the bench.
L; was enough for Billy South
ith. He’d seen his kind of ball
per, a guy on a losing team
;ng everything he had to the
t. We have an idea he’s had
eye on Danny ever since.
Marly. E.rl Naylor, another
il in the Litwhiler deal, prob
y sot in or, it through heads-up
seball. In a Cird-Phil game
h- this sensor the fleet Stan
isial tried to go from first to
rd. os is :re Red B:rds’ wont,
n sirsle •: center. Naylor field
the ball and with a perfect
g nailed Musial by such a mar
n it was ridiculous.
'During the rest of the game
mthworth could be seen periodi
llv pausing in the coaching box,
itting hands on hips and eyeing
e Phil center fielder speculative
He’s probably never noticed
■ guy before, but you could just
Mine his musings:
‘Hmffi, Naylor, heh . . . caught
Jsial by a mile . . . quite a
Quite a wing . . . We might
able to use him sometime . . .
Ar . . . Looks okay to me.”
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PLANS ARE SET
Registration For Classes
To Begin Monday Morn
ing At High Building
Registration for the 1943 sum
mer session at New Hanover High
school will get underway Monday
morning at 9 o’clock, Principal
T. T. Hamilton, Jr., announced
The first term of the session,
corresponding to a semester’s
work, will continue from June 7
through June 25; the second term,
July 8 through July 16.
Students to whom the summer
sessions are expected to be of in
terest are those who lack sub
jects needed; those who wish to
repeat work on which they failed
during the regular session; thosa
who wish to take subjects which,
because of an already full . ro
gram, cannot be taken during the
Work will be offered m eighth,
ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth
years. Classes will be given in all
subjects where demand justifies or
ganizing them. Fe»s will be $20
for six weeks’ Work and $10 for
three weeks’ study, with financial
arrangements to be handled be
tween teacher and pupil.
Teachers for the summer ses
sion will be selected from the re
gular faculty of New Hanover
GIANTS FOR WIN
Although Pittsburgh Gets
11 Hits, Giants Tri
■' umph 9-6
PITTSBURGH, June 3.—
The Pittsburgh Pirates made the
better use of their hits today in
a slugging session with the New
York Giants and walked off with
a 8 to’ 6 victory although the
Giants had an 11 to 10 edge at
The Buccaneers went into the
front in the first inning with a
run on one single and two errors,
scored four in the third, three of
them on Johnny Barrett’s triple
with the bases loaded, and con
tinued with two in the fourth and
two in the fifth.
Score by innings: R. H. E.
New York __ 0001 100 112—6 11 2
Pittsburgh_104 220 OOx—9 10 2
New York: Feldman. Coombs,
Trinkle and Berres; Pittsburgh:
Sewell, Lanning and Baker.
Boston Dropped Down
By Loss To Chicago
BOSTON, June 3.—(A1)—The
Chicago White Sox ousted the Bos
ton Red Sox from the American
League’s sixth place today by
opening a five game Fenway Park
series with a 6-4 victory.
Although the Chisox were charg
ed with four infield errors, they
clinched the game by driving start
er Dick Newsome from the mound
with a five-hit barrage that gave
them as many runs in the third
inning. In the ninth the visitors
loaded the bases and Dan Kollo
way scored their final run on a
trple steal, aided by Catcher Roy
Partee’s passed ball.
Score by innings: R- H. E.
Chicago _ 005 000 001—6 12 4
Boston _ 002 002 000—4 8 i
Chicago: Haynes, Grove and
Tresh; Boston; H. Newsome,
Chase, Karl, Judd and Partee.
the deal from a Phil standpoint,
except to say we don’t think we d
trade a ball that we knew could
bounce for two or three that may
be could and maybe couldn’t. And
that Litwhiler really can bounce
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Victory Over League
CHICAGO, June 3.—<58 — The
Brooklyn Dodgers, all puffed up
about winning the final game of
their St. Louis series, bustled into
the windy city today and promptly
had the wind taken out of them by
the last place Chicago Cubs.
The Bruins bagged an easy 8 to 1
victory, which, coupled with the
Cardinals’ 8 to 2 conquest of the
Phillies, reduced the Dodgers’ Na
tional League lead to a scant half
Old Lon Warneke, beaten three
times this spring without a single
victory, smothered Brooklyn’s bat
ters on six hits and had them
shutout till the eighth, by which
time Chicago had the game cinch
His teammates, making a total of
13 hits, gave him two runs in the
first inning when Ed Head walked
the first two batters and both scpr
ed as Phil Cavarretta singled and
Bill Nicholson hit a long fly.
R H E
Brooklyn _ 000 000 010—1 8 0
Chicago _ 202 002 02x—8 IS 0
Brooklyn: Head, Webber, Higbe
and Owen; Chicago: Warneke and
- ■■ V -.
Club Won Lost Pet.
New York_ 20 14 .588
Washington _21 17 .’53
Detroit _ IS 16 .543
Philadelphia _ 20 19 .513
Chicago _ 15 16 .484
Cleveland _IS 20 .474
Boston _’_ 18 21 .462
St. Louis _ 12 20 .375
Brooklyn _ 26 15 .634
St. Louis _ 24 14 .632
Pittsburgh _19 17 .428
Cincinnati _ 20 18 .5261
Philadelphia _ 18 20 .474
Boston_ 16 18 .471
New York_’_ 15 24 .386
Chicago _ 13 25 .342
Chicago 6 , Boston 4.
Philadelphia 10. Cleveland 4.
New York 2, St. Louis 1.
Detroit 8, Washington 2.
Chicago 8. Brooklyn 1.
St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 2.
Pittsburgh 9. New York 6.
Boston 4, Cincinnati 7.
St. Louis at New York—Sundra
(3-3) vs Chandler (5-1).
Detroit at Washington—night —
Newhouser (3-1) vs Carrasquel
Chicago at Boston — Ross (2-2)
vs Lucier (2-0).
Clevland at Philadelphia — Smith
(3-1) vs Arntzen (1-2).
Philadelphia at St. Louis — night
—Fuchs (1-5) vs Cooper (5-3).
New York at Pittsburgh —night
—Mungo (0-1) vs Butcher (0-1).
Brooklyn at Chicago — Newsom
(5-1) vs Derringer (2-4).
Sets Transit Hearing
RALEIGH, June 3.—UP)—'The
State Utilities Commission today
set a hearing on application of
the Northwestern Coach company
of Mount Airy for June 30 at the
Commission office, Chief Clerk R.
O. Self said.
The company has applied for
right to operate passenger service
from Mount Airy to Greensboro via
Westfield, Walnut Cove, Belew’s
Creek, Stokesdale, 0«,k Ridge and
The new Flying Jeep, or Senti
nel, carries a pilot and an observ
er, two-way radio equipment and
is designed for unusual stability
in the air so that the pilot can
concentrate on observing with a
minimum of - stalls or spins.
Chalky Wright, Terranova Will Fight Tonight
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Three Cape Fear Games
Scheduled Here Sunday
Directors Still Seeking
Jeam To Take Ship
Despite the fact that the Cape
Fear baseball league is one team
short due to the withdrawal of
the Shipbuilders’ franchise, offi
cials of the league are promising
a full program of three games
Several service teams are under
stood to be interested in the open
ing in the league, but meanwhile
a movement is underway at the
North Carolina Shipbuilding com
pany — among employes of the
Welders, the Burners and the Pipe
coverers—to enter a team spon
sored by the three departments
’ In any event, the new league
member Is expected to be named
before the end of the week and
Sunday’s schedule is as follows.
At American Legion stadium,
Camp Davis vs. the Blades.
At Robert Strange field, Weld
ers vs. Sheetmgtal.
At Hilton park, the Engineers vs
the as-yet unnamed new team.
Stars Of The Week
George Redrique, Camp Davis—
His timely stickword helped his
team win over the Sheetmetal
Sunday and over the Welders Wed
Babe King, Engineers—Pitched
a win over the Blades Monday
and got three for six against the
Ed Urbon, Shipbuilders and
Welders—Garnered five hits out of
nine trips to the jCate during the
Bob Davis, Camp Davis—Held
Metalmen to two hits in Sunday
tilt at. the Camp.
Pate Fish, Welders—Posted sec
end mound triumph of season
Looping Around The Loop
Action at the board meeting
Monday night gives all teams un
til June 7 to cut squads to 18
players . . . Another ruling per
mits the playing of rained out
games on the following day , . .
Several of. the Shipbuilders are
expected to join up with other
Still Anybody’s Title
In Shipbuilding Loops
i With pnly two more weeks left
to play, it still looks like any
body’s race in either the North
or South Side league of the North
Carolina Shipbuilding company’s
The Erectors are clinging to a
one-game lead in the North Side
league but either the Fitters,
Shipwrights or Piecework Count
ers, the three remaining teams
in the first division of the league
could alter the picture before the
end 6f the first half.
In the South Side League, the
Machine Shop and the Painters
are tied for the lead, each with
nine games won against three
lost. The Electricians are in third
I place with 8 won and four jjost.
| At the end of the second half,
the winners in each league will
play for the shipyard title.
Games are played at the soft
ball field at Legion stadium.
North Side League
Team Won Lost Pet.
Erectors_ 10 3 .769
Fitters_ 9 3 .750
Shipwrights - 9 4 .692
P W. Counters — 9 5 .643
Hull Construction — 7 6 .538
Steel Storage - 6 7 .461
Riveters _ 5 7 .417
Anglesmiths _ 4 8 .333
Drillers_ 2 9 .182
Welders _ 1 9 .100
South Side League
Team Won Lost Pet.
Machine Shop- 9 3 .750
Painters _ 9 3 .750
Electricians - 8 4 .666
Store Room_ 7 7 .500
Steam Engineers -. 5 6 .455
Plumbers- 5 7 .416
Pipe Shop- 5 7 .416
Time Study- 5 8 .384
Sheet Metal . 4 7 .364
Watch Force _ 3 8 .273
league teams . . . Big Bill Wilson,
the heavyweight boxer, is playing
with the Blades . . . Incidently
the Blades’ veteran Ed Wilson is
fast getting his batting eye back
. . . Snag Allen wants to hurl
against the Fighting AA’s Sunday
. . . Looks like the Welders are
“no soap” without pitcher Fish
. . . The Blades were going to
Camp Davis Sunday, but the AU
Star Negro game slated for the
stadium was called off, so the
Jamesmen play the Soldiers at
the Legion field.
Team Won Lost Pet.
Engineers _ 4 1 .800
Camp Davis _ 4 1 .800
Welders __ 3 2 .600
Sheetmetal _ 1 4 .200
Blades_ 0 4 .000
RUN FOR VICTORY
Brown’s Muncrief Walks
In Winning Tally With
Two Men Away
NEW YORK, June S.—(IP)—Man
ager Joe McCarthy shook up the
batting order of his New York Yan
kees today and though the changes
scarcely could be said to have put
the bomb back in the bombers,
they did win.
The margin of their 2 to 1 tri
umph over the St. Louis Browns,
however, was a gift run in the
ninth after two wrere out.
Charley Keller received credit for
a double when rightfielder Mike
Ohartak misjudged his fly and he
moved to third on an infield out.
This caused Bob Muncrief, the
Browns’ pitcher,, to load the bases
with two intentional walks and
gave him a bad habit. For, after
fanning Nick Etten or the second
out, he lost his control entirely and
served four consecutive wild pitch
es to Bill Johnson to walk In the
R H E
St. Louis_ 000 010 000—1 4 0
New York_ 010 000 -001—2 6 1
St. Louis: Muncrief and Hayes;
New York: Bonham and Dickey,
Wyoming is the only state in
the Union to issue two new steel
plates this year.
PEP FO THE
IN NEW YORK
F e d e r Favor* Chalky
Wright To Take Feath
By SID FEDER
NEW YORK, June 3.—UP)—
Chalky Wright and Phil Terranova
tangle in Madison Square Garden
tomorrow night for a chance to
get a crack at the world feather
weight championship—and now the
professor will please explain,
“what featherweight champion
For, the 126-pound title set-up,
as it is put together at this mom
ent, represents a combination of
“button, button, who’s got the but
ton” and the old army game of
trying to pick the pea out from
under the right walnut shell.
As a matter of fact, the agree
ment for tomorrow’s 15-round
ruckus calls for the winner to get
a shot at Wee Willie Pep’s world
championship (as recognized in
New York). The only thing wrong
with that picture is that Wee Wil
lie meets Sal Bartolo in Boston
for the crown next Tuesday night
—and just suppose Sal takes' it
away from him?
Well, that’s not going to make
much difference to the New York
State Athletic Commission. The
Empire state’s sage swat solons,
who crowned the package of Pep
originally, apparently feel they
can uncrown him, too. So, they’ve
said they wouldn’t recognize Tues
day’s tussle as a title affair—al
though Sal and Willie are meet
ing at the weight and over the
Chalky, who once held the crown
until Wee Willie won it running
away last December, is a 2 to 5
favorite. The chalk is noted for
carrying a firecracker in each fist.
So if “Phearless Phil” gets to
close, the Los Angeles veteran
may show him there’s no substi
tute for a good right hand wallop.
This corner thinks he will.
PLACE AS A’S WIN
Philadelphia Takes 18 Hits
From Heving, Dean
To Win 10-4
PHILADELPHIA. June S.—(/P)—
Ripping into Joe Heving and their
ex-teammate, Chubby Dean, for 18
hits, the Philadelphia Athletics
skidded the Cleveland Indians into
sixth place this afternoon by taking
a 10 to 4 victory.
Don Black, who had been given
a local anesthetic before the game
to overcome the pain of sore back,
held the visitors to one run until
the ninth inning, when an abortive
rally produced three runs.
R H E
Cleveland_ 000 001 003—4 9 2
Philadelphia 000 BOO 14x—10 18 0
Cleveland: Dean, Heving and Ro
sar; Philadelphia: Black and Wag
Negro Baseball Here
Sunday Is Cancelled
The game scheduled here Sun
day at American Legion stadium
between the Atlanta Black Crack
ers and a local or service Negro
team, has been postponed accord
ing to an announcement Thurs
day night by A. M. Hammond,
head of a group of sponsors for
Hammonds expressed his regrets
for the postponement and. said that
circumstances beyond His control
necessitated it. He said that two
outstanding Negro teams would
probably be brought here later in
DURHAM, June 3.—(A>»—Thomas
Edward Burns, star football play
er of Duke University and captain
elect of the 1943 baseball cub,
died in Duke Hospital about 7
o’clock tonight. He had been ill
since last February._
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Firemen Win Eighth
Straight In Hanover
Clyde Jordan hurled and batted
the Firemen to their eighth
straight win yesterday afternoon
over the hard-fighting Copper
smiths in a Hanover softball league
game. The Firemen scored three
runs in the first overtime inning as
Jordan singled to break the tie. A
walk and a mighty triple by Dave
Smith iced the game.
The scheduled Hanover softball
league contest between the Star
News and the Brigade Boys club
has been postponed, it was an
nounced last night.
The game was cancelled because
six members of the Star-News team
are attending graduating exercises
at the high school. The game will
be scheduled at a later date.
Instead, the Brigade will play
The Coppersmiths outhit the
Firemen 9 and 7, but poor base
running ruined their chances early
in the game. Dave Smith was the
batting star with three hits, in
cluding a double and a triple, to
drive in 4 runs.
Score by innings: R H E
Firemen _ 300 000 03—6 7 7
Coppersmiths —102 000 00—3 9 4
Batteries: Jordan and J. Casteen;
Wilson and Phillips.
Cardinals Drop Phils
With Dickson Pitching
ST. LOUIS, June 3.—(3>>—Murry
Dickson came out of the bullpen
today to pitch his first complete
victory of the season for the Cardi
nals with an 8 to 2 triumph over
the Philadelphia Phillies.
The little righthander, who al
ready had two victories in relief
roles, was aided by 12 solid blows
off the cards’ bats, including a
single by Stant Musial which
stretched his hitting streak to 20
R H E
Philadelphia „ 000 200 000—2 8 3
St. Louis- 002 040 llx—8; 12 2
Philadelphia Gerheauser, Podgaj
ny and Livingston; St. Louis:
Dickson and W. Cooper.
HAEG MAY MISS
AAU TITLE RACE
AAU Declares That Swed
ish Runner Will Com
NEW YORK, June 3—(£*>—Gun
der Haegg probably doesn’t know
it, but he's started an argument
with the Amateur Athletic Union
—an argument that may or may
not be straightened out when h«
sets foot on land next week at
New Orleans after nearly a month
aboard a tanker.
The Swedish runner, holder ox
seven world records at distances
from 1,500 t6 5,000 meters, has
sent word back to Stockholm via
a correspondent accompanying
him that he’ll not be able to shake
his sea legs until July 1. That
means he’ll miss the national A.
A. U. championships at Randalls
Island, June 19-20.
But the Amateur Athletic Union
has other ideas. Dan Ferris, sec
retary-treasurer of the organiza
tion, said today in effect that
Haegg will run in the national
championships or else—meaning
that the Swedish fireman would
face suspension if he declined to
“Once an amateur athlete
agrees to compete in a meet he
is bound to that agreement by the
rules of the A. A. U. and the In
ternational Federation,” Ferris
said. “In Haegg’s case, he was
invited here to compete in the na
tional championships and he ac
cepted. Like any other amateur
athlete, he is duty bound to com
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