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NEW YORK, Aug. 18 —(JP)— Sometimes Joe Beggs feels like a bottle of toothache remedy on a bathroom shelf. Nobody .pays any attention to him until they need relief, and when he’s given that, he’s put back up there until somebody else gets a toothache, in his pitching arm. And furthermore, Joe'is darned tired of this thankless role. For going on four years now he’r been the fire chief for Bill McKechnie’s Cincinnati Red ;, rushing to the res cue when the blaze is getting out of control. This m:gn: De consider ea an ex citing enough life, but the unhappy Mr. Beggs is one of baseball's frus trated individuals. He has a burn ing desire, to wit: He wants to start a ball game. Since (he start of the 1£40 season ibis bujlpen I’agliacci nas picked up his glove at the start of the games day alter day and trudged forlornly out to the squirrel cage, ihere to squat in melancholy isola tion, or occasionally leap up and begin to throw furiously. •‘It’s a tough job,’ he explains. “You never get any rest. Some t.mes, when Johnny Vander Meer is having a wild day and getting 3 and 2 on evrry batte”, you work nine innings out there. Then some times Bucky Walters, always a slow starter, gets away particularly badly, and you know you’re going to be called early. “We—Shour: and I—watch the game and know our pitchers. When some batters start hitting who shouldn’i be hitting we know the pitcher doesn’t have his stuff. I’m usually the late-inning relief man. Shoun usually comes in earlier. “When you're warming up you get kind of nervous, but once you 'get in there you’re all right after the first couple of pitches. And y-u hav-‘ to b'ow the ball in there. Every ditch lias to be perfect or you’re a burn. “I want to start games. I know 1 can start games and win. I pitched eight and two-thirds inning against the Giants the other day and was stronger at the finish than at the start. “But do you know the real rea atn I want to start It's money. Belief p.'tcheis never get any mon ey, no matter how much they do or how many games they save. F've or six or seven thousand is tops. I m going to ask for permission to make a deal for myself. I’ve won 26 games and lost nine as relief man for the Reds, and ao telling how many games I’ve sav ed. “But in the nearly four years I’ve started just one game. I got my ears knocked down that time, but there was a reason. It was the day after Willard Hershberger killed himself We were close friends. In fact, he was my catch er at Newark and his recommen dation got me the job as relief man for the Reds. “I m.ssed 11 signals that day, ana my catcher, Bill Baker, who also was a close friend of Hirsh, was just as bad. We’d stand there and argue about it. I’ve never started a game since. “But I want to start, and Bill CMcKechnie) has promised me that I can. I know I can win.” And we’d fake a slight wager on the handsome, husky guy, too. He’s one of baseball's more intel ligent and articulate gents. He’s a gradual e of Geneva college and has credits toward a Master’s de gree. He just wants to make some money out of baseball, and has it figured out logically that nobody ever got ricn on relief. -V The monetary unit of Turkey is the piaster, with an average value of 80 cents. -V At maturity, some species o! bamboo are so tough that knives and whetstones are made from the hard outer fibers. 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Philadelphia 0, St. Louis 4. National League Pittsburgh 7-2, New York 6-3. Chicago 7-15, Brooklyn 5-6. Cincinnati 3-5, Boston 4-0. St. Louis 6-3. Philadelphia 0-6. — TODAY’S GAMES American League New York at Cleveland (night)' —Bonham (11-5) vs. Reynolds (6 7). Philadelphia at St. Louis (night) —Black (6-9) vs. Galehouse (7-7), Washington at Chicago—Leonard (8-12) vs. Grove (10-4). Boston at Detroit (2)—-Newsome (3-10) and Woods 2-2) vs. New-! houser (7-11) and Overmire (5-5).! National League St. Louis at Philadelphia (nigfit) —Lanier (9-5) vs. Barrett (6-8). Chicago at Brooklyn (twilight) —Bithorn (15-9) vs. Davis (6-8). Pittsburgh at New York—Her bert (7-8) vs. Fischer (4-5). Cincinnati at Boston—Starr (10 9) vs. Barrett (10-11) -V Rained Out Yesterday, Cape Fear Championship Play Will Start Here Weather spoiled the opening of the Cape Fear league cham pionship playoff at Camp Da vis Wednesday afternoon, but, the elements and the field per mitting, the Fighting AAs and the Sheetmetal Workers will clash at American Legion sta dium at 4:45 p. m. Thursday in the first of the three-game playoff. Bob Davis will start on the mound for the Fighting AA's and Joe Moon for the Metal men, the underdogs in the playoff by virtue of the fact that they have yet to beat the Fighting AAs this season. Da vis won the first half cham pionship and tbe Metahnen the second half crown. The second game of the se ries will probably be played at Davis Saturday afternoon and the two teams will toss for the site of the third game. Whiteville Eliminated By Birmingham COLUMBUS NINE REACHES FINALS ONLY TO LOSE Whiteville Defeats Flor ence, 6-1, In After noon Game FLORENCE, S. C., August 18— After climaxing an up-hill fight all the way by defeating Florence easily 6-1 this afternoon, the White ville Junior American Legion base ball nine, North Carolina chamx pions, was eliminated from the regional tournament by Birming ham, Ala.,' here tonight by a score of 8 to 5. Birmingham, undefeated in the tournament, thus advanced to the sectional tournament which will be held at Charlotte. ((Details of the Birmingham Whiteville game were unavailable at a late hour here last night). In the afternoon game, the Col umbus nine took a three-run lead in the first inning when Jimmy Kelly smashed a three-run homer to the right field wall. Whiteville added two more runs in the second and racked up an other in the sixth. Several Florence threats were cut short by brilliant fielding by the Tar Heels. Whiteville received its first de feat in the tournament at the hands of the Birmingham nine Monday, 4 to 0. Coach Earl Brinkley’s lads then retired Augusta, Ga., from the tournament Tuesday afternoon and Florence this afternoon. ROSS TO FIGHT FRANK MARTIN Welter Scrap On Top Of Boxing Card Here Sat urday Night Tony Ross and Frankie Mar tin, two top-flight professional welterweights, will clash in the main event in the 34-round fight card premiered in Thalian hall Saturday light by JTerasa Rose, Wilmington’s new woman fight promoter. The Ross-Martin bout is sche duled for 10 rounds. In the six-round semi-final, Pan ho Lara will meet Babe Alto in a featherweight clash. Ross, who recently fought in a preliminary in Philadelphia, is in the Army and now stationed at Fort Fisher. Four four-round bouts are in cluded in the preliminaries. -V Syracuse University Cancels 1943 Football SYRACUSE, N. Y., Aug. 18. —(JP) — Lewis P. Andreas, Syracuse University athletic director, to day announced cancellation of football by the university for the season of 1943. Andreas, who is chairman of the Football committee of the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic associa tion said: “Secretary _of .War -Stimson’s pronouncement that the Army trainee in colleges can not play football makes this decision ne cessary. “It is wholly a question of man power for without the use of. Army trainees, the manpower required for the maintenance of intercol legiate competition is simply not available.” -V Angel Falls in Venezuela drops about a mile, the greatest drop in the world. -V-. Kaiteur Falls in British Guiana is four and a half times as high as Niagara. Phils Stop Cards After Losing First DROP ST. LOUIS CHAMPIONS, 6-3, IN SURPRISE END AI Gerheasuer Snaps Har ry Walker’s Hitting Streak At 29 PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18—W— The Phillies stopped the world champion St. Louis Cardinals, 6 to 3, in the second game of aj mid-day doubleheader today, scor ing five of their runs in the first J inning in a surprise comeback ! after taking a 6 to 0 shellacking ! in the opener. A ladies day crowd of 16,514 watched Pitcher Al Gerheasuer snap Harry Walker’s consecutive hitting streak in the after-piece. Walker had scored a hit in each of his preceding 29 games, three of them in the opener today. It was Gerheasuer’s ninth Vic tory of the season, his fourth over the Cards. He has lost 12. The Phillies knocked George Munger out of the box in the big first inning, which included a three bagger by Buster Adams, singles by Babe Dahlgren and Glenn Stewart, and walks by Dan ny Murtaugh, Ron Northey, Pinky May and Dee Moore. The Phillies’ sixth run came on Ron Northey’s homer in the fifth —his 10th of the season. Northey underwent a Selective Service physical examination earlier in the day and did not reach the park in time for the first game. Nor they is 23. married, childless, and 1-A in the draft. In the first game the Cards whacked Southpaw Jack Kraus for five runs and six hits in the first two innings. The Phillies’ new 16-year-old hurler, Rogers Horns by McKee, took over in the sixth, allowed three hits and one run. First Game RHE St. Louis . 230 000 010—6 13 0 Philadelphia . 000 000 000—0 5 2 Second Game RHE' St. Louis . 010 001 001—3 9 0 Philadelphia . 500 010 OOx—6 6 0 1T REDS CAPTURE NIGHTCAP, 5-0 Boston Braves Win Open ing Game Behind Jim Tobin, 5-0 BOSTON, Aug. 18. — (#)— After Jim Tobin won the opened for the Boston Braves 4 to 3 today the Cincinnati Reds came back to give Bucky Walters his fifth win in a row in a 5 to 0 nightcap. It was Walters’ third shutout win of the year and his tenth victory. The Reds coasted to victory in the-second game on two homers, one by Lonnie Frey with one on in the fifth and the other by Eric Tipton in the sixth, also with one [ on. Tommy Holmes’ fifth homer of the season was the pivotal hit of the first game. The circuit drive came after Jim Tobin had singled with one out. First Game R H E Cincinnati_ 000 003 000—3 6 0 Boston . 220 000 OOv—4 6 2 Second Game R H E Cincinnati_ 100 022 000—5 8 7 Bostoir _ 000 000 000—Xi 7 0 SENATORS SPOT WITH WHITE SOX Washington Uses Rally To Cash In On Ten Dou ble Plays CHICAGO, Aug. 18—(®—Wash ington’s Senators made ten infield double plays in splitting a double header with the Chicago White Sox here today, but needed a ninth inning rally consisting of four two-baggers in order to cash in on them. The quartet of doubles—by Jake Powell, George Case, Mickey Ver non and Gene Moore — gave them the nightcap, 4 to 2, after the Sox won the opener, 3 to 2, in fourteen innings. The Senators made five double plays in each game, bunching those in the first game into the last eight innings. Wally Moses singled in the two tying runs for the Sox in the ninth inning of the first game, with Guy Curtright’s hit-and-run single scor ing Ralph Hodgin all the way from first in the fourteenth. (First Game) Score by innings: R H E Wash. _ 001 010 000 000 00—2 10 4 Chicago 000 000 002 000 01—3 14 2 (Second Game) R H E Washington __ 001 000 003—4 14 1 Chicago- 010 010 000—2 9 1 Browns Begin Trading For Young Man’s Club ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18. —(£>)— The tottering St. Louis Browns, whose doddering team averages 30 years of age, took a cue from the Brook lyn Dodgers today and traded two of their veterans—the oldest in length of service and the old est in age— as the first step in rebuilding the club with younger men. In the deal, Third Baseman Harlond Clift, 31, and a member of the Browns since 1934, and Pit cher Johnny Niggeling, 38, went to the Washington Senators for Third Baseman Ellis Clary, 25, Rookie Pitcher John Miller, 27, and perhaps $15,000. President Clark Griffith, the “old fox” of the Senators, had very little to lose and a great deal to gain in making the two-for two switch. Clary, presently bat ting .268, is not a heavy hitter and Miller has been mediocre in his three relief appearances, whereas Clift and Niggelmg un doubtedly win strengthen the Senators in their efforts to over take the New York Yankees in the American league pennant race. Clift, while batting only .232, feas a long record as a slugger, hitting 34 home runs in 1938, and he still is dangerous at the plate. With a pennant-contending team, he may develop the spring and fire necessary to bring him out of his season-prolonged batting slump and home run famine. Niggeling, knuckleball right hander who won 15 games and lost 11 last year, would have a better record than his current total of 6 and 8 if the Browns had giv#n him some scoring sup port. He twice pitched two-hit games and was beaten both times. As his parting performance, he de feated the Boston Red Sox on five hits yesterday, 4 to 1. BROOKLYN TWICE BEATEN BY CUBS Dodgers’ Youth Movement Proves Entangling, Em barrassing BROOKLYN, Aug. 18. — (IP) — The Brooklyn Dodgers became en tangled in their youth movement today and dropped a doubleheader to the Chicago Cubs 7 to 5 and 15 to 6 after starting both games with rookie hurlers who had re ported only a few hours earlier from Montreal. Harold Gregg went to the mound in the first game and gave up six runs on four hits, six walks and two wild pitches in the first three innings. Claude Passeau of the Cubs achieved his 12th triumph although he had to have help in the final frame. Rex Barney, who started the second game, also gave four hits, six walks and made a Wild pitch before giving way to Kirby Higbe in the fifth inning. Higbe In turn was belted for six runs in the se venth as the Cubs broke a 6-6 tie and went on to win easily. Manager Jim Wilson and Stan Hack were chased by the umpires in the first contest. First game R H E Chicago_ 303 000 010—7 7 1 Brooklyn _ 111 000 101—5 12 2 Second Game R H E Chicago _ 301 110 603—15 15 2 Brooklyn _ 104 100 000—6 14 0 -V DAVIS BOXERS WIN IN MEET Decision Fighters From Fort Fisher, 4-0, In Farnsworth Camp Davis punched out a clean 4-0 decision over Fort Fisher be fore 4,000 delighted soldiers as sembled in Farnsworth hall at the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Train ing center for the weekly boxing card Wednesday night. Colonel Adam E. Potts, camp commander, was the guest of honor at the bouts. The summary. John Kulisz, 152, Battery B, 444th regiment, decisioned Michael Beich, 155, Battery D. 557th, Fort Fisher. Tony Lambroschina, 130, .Battery C. 444th, decisioned Pancho Lara, 126, Battery B, 430th, Camp Davis. George Faugno, 148, Battery B, 444th, decisioned A1 Maitz, "1444, Battery A, 559th, Fort Fisher. Johnny Reck, 159, Battery D, 444th, decisioned Tony Macoige, 163, Battery D. 555th, Fort Fisher. And in an exhibition bout, John ny Miele, 143, of Battery A, 111th Battalion, decisioned Buzz Jamie son of Battery A, 444th. All bouts were three rounds. Officials, who alternated as re feree and judges, were Major Frank Anneberg, Capt. Louis Al bert and Lieut. J. Dickerson. Browns Give Athletics 12th Straight Loss, 4-0 ST. LOUIS. Aug. 18.—Uf*—The St. Louis Browns widened the gap between themselves and last place today by handing tlje cellar-dwell ing Philadelphia Athletics their 12th straight loss, 4 to 0, behind the 5-hit pitching of Bobby Mun crief. The Browns, on the other hand, nicked Orie Arntzen for 10 blows, to manufacture four runs and hand him his eleventh loss against three victories. The triumph was Muncriefs ninth. R H E Philadelphia 000 000 000—0 5 0 St. Louis 010 012 OOx—4 10 0 FLIEREXHIBITS SKILL IN SKIES Army Air Force Pilot Un knowingly Puts On Show For General Harmon WASHINGTON Aug. 18. -(/Pi First Lieutenant James A. Har rell III, United States Army Air Forces pilot, unknowingly put on a performance for Lieutenant General Millard F. Harmon, com manding United States Army For ces in the South Pacific area, when he brought down a Japanese boipber in night combat over Guadalcanal recently, the War Department has been informed. While flying at 22,000 feet in his P-38 Lightning, Lt. Harrell, of Sunbury, N. C., saw a Japanese bomber several thousand feet be low him. He took advantage of his first glimpse and, while go ing straight down, fired a burst without observing the Results. A few minutes later another bomber appeared. With the search lights illuminating it, Lieutenant Harrell followed it, closed up slowly and approached from di rectly behind. Then the search lights went off the target. He fired a burst which missed and immediately fired again. This time large pieces flew off the bomber and heavy smoke ap peared from the right engine Momentarily blinded by the muz zle blast, Lieutenant Harrell pull ed up and the Japanese bomber disappeared. Witnessing the acton, Gen Har mon said that he heard an ex plosion from the enemy bomber, observed a small fire of short duration, followed by streamers of fire falling from the bomber. He verified its destruction. Three Children Killed When P-38 Hits House SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18. — (/Pi Three children and an Army pilot were reported killed today after two P-38 interceptor planes col lided and crashed into the thickly populated Linda Vista housing pro ject. Eyewitnesses said a group of P-38's were dogfighting when two collided, and plunged to earth about a mile apart. INDIANS SCALP YANKEES TWICE New York Americans Run Into Ambush; Nightcap Goes 14 Frames • Cleveland, Aug. 18 —<A>)— The New York Yankees ran into an ambush today and were scalped twice by the Cleveland Indians 9 to 8 and 7 to 5 with Jeff Heath’s second homer of the day decid ing the second contest in the 14th inning. The first game was played in the morning and Heath started the Tribe on the right trail in the first inning with his tenth home run of the year with one on and his teammates continued their 12 hit assault on four pitchers with four runs in the third and three in the sixth. However, Lefty A1 Smith tired in the late innings and the Yankees came within one of tying the score in a five run ninth inning rally that was keynoted by Joe Gor don's 11th homer. In the afternoon game the teams reversed the pattern of play with the Yankees rushing to a three run lead in the first inning and the Indians scrambling from be hind with a ninth inning rally. The difference was that the Indians managed to tie the score at four all with three tallies on a walk and three extra-base hits, one of them a triple by Heath, who bat ter in five of Cleveland’s seven runs. (First Game) Score by innings: R H E New York_ 000 010 205—8 11 1 Cleveland_ 204 003 00*—9 9 2 (Second Game) R H E N. York 300 000 100 000 10—5 12 1 Cleve. . 000 010 003 000 12—7 15 3 XT New Yorker Is Charged For Imprisoning Child NEW YORK, Aug. 18 — f/R — Thomas Brennan, 45, was arraign ed in Long Island City court to day on a charge of endangering the hearth of a minor after police reported breaking into a padlock ed shed and discovering his 13 year-old stepdaughter who said she had been imprisoned “for punishment” lor 18 days. -V Junior Order Closes Convention At Shelby SHELBY, Aug. 18. —(/P)— Clyde A. Shreve of Stokesdale, was ele vated from vice councilor to state councilor of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics here today as the organization held the final session of its 53rd annual state convention. -y More than 25,000 public health nurses are employed in the United States and territories by state, local and national agencies. -V England reported an increase of 6 percent in respiratory tubercu losis in the first year of the war. Pittsburgh Splits Pair With New York; 7-6, NEW YORK, Aug. 18-®^ Gornicki came up with his a! triumph in two days todav as Pittsburgh Pirates nosed’oath* New York Giants 7 to 6 in / innings in the first half of a do header but Carl Hubbell£ ! the Giants to a 3 to 2 decision^ the second game. n 51 Gornicki, one of six hurlers , by the Pirates, benefited ^ Pete Coscarart singled Vinc a Maggio home after Pittsburgh , " battled from behind in the V83 game. Mel Qtt hit his i6th h!;s: run for the Giants. hoit! In the nightcap the veteran u bell was tagged for nine hft' same number New York mad. Max Butcher and Bob Klin J\°’’ the Giants won with two run, f the sixth when Joe Medwick tr led one run across and him a scored on a perfect squeeze 1 by Sid Gordon quecz« bur.; --V--—_ Red Sox Give Pirates A Run And The Gam DETROIT, Aug. 18. |/p,_ r Detroit Tigers scored a run wit-' out the aid of a hit in the c ■ inning today to defeat the Bcv'l Red Sox, 1 to 0, in the opener c'< a five-game series. Little Hal White, gaining t; fifth victory, and Yank errv, s,„-. fering his eighth defeat.’!;-’' yielded four hits. In the first Ten Walked Roger Cramer, who:;! second on a balk, moved jp Joe Hoover’s sacrifice and sad on Rudy York’s fly. 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