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Cracker Skipper, Trippi
Visit Paralyzed Youngster
__- A
BY BURGESS DAMRON
ATLANTA, June 7—fiPj— The
kid’* eyes gleamed unbelieving
ly as the big guy walked into the
loom.
The kid was 10-year-old Billy
Joe Weatherford and the big guy
was Charley Trippi, the Pittston,
Pa., footballer and University of
Georgia All-America — currently
one of the Southern Association’s
leading hitters.
Trippi and Atlanta Cracker
Manager Ki Ki Cuyler visited
Billy Joe Friday.
••Gee, he's bigger than i
thought,” the kid said as his eyes
fell on Trippi—his idol since the
tender age of 7.
Billy Joe, son of Mr, and Mrs.
T. J. Weatherford of Atlanta, has
*pent his entire life hi a wheel
ehair due to paralysis resulting
from a birth injury.
He has followed the football
fortunes of Trippi by radio for the
past three years and showed little
interest in baseball until his ido
joined the Crackers. Now he rare
ly misses a baseball broadcast
and says he’ll follow Trippi by
radio to Chicago where he will play
pro football with the Cardinals
this fall.
"I heard you beat Tech, the kid
said to the big fellow towering
over him. ‘‘They wouldn't have
done it if it hadn’t been for you.”
He referred to the Georgia Teach
Georgia football game last fall in
which Trippi led his team to a
35-7 victory.
Billy Joe has never seen a base
ball game but he knows as much
about it as the average lad of 1°
But he will see a game soon.
He and his parents are to be the
guests of Cracker President Earl
Mann al Monday night's Atlanta
Nashville game.
Cuyler and Trippi dressed the
little fellow in Trippi's uniform for
pictures. “You’ll be hitting em
yourself before long,” Trippi said
. as he departed.
“Thanks for coming to see him,”
someone said to Cuyler. He s
the happiest boy in Georgia to
day.”
“Skip it,” Cuyler said. "We got
more of a bang out of it than the
kid did.”
SPAHN BLANKS
CINCINNATI, 9-0
BOSTON, June 1 — {JP) — Lefty
Warren Spahn turned in his 1947
masterpiece, a three hitter against
the Cincinnati Reds, while chalk
ing up his ninth win for the Bos
ton Braves with a 9-0 shutout to
night before a chilled 19.536 crowd.
Leadoff man Tommy Holmes
goarked a 12-hit attack for the
Tribesmen by belting a two-bag
ger and four singles in five tries
against a pair of the Reds’ mounds
men.
CINCINNATI AB R H O A
Baumholtz, r£ - 4 0 12 0
Zeintara. 2b - 3 0 0 5 4
Hatton, 3b- 4 0 0 1 3
Haas, lb - 3 0 0 11 0
Miller, ss-4 0 12 3
Galan, If __ 3 0 10 0
Tatum, If -_ 0 0 0 0 0
Mueller, c-- 3 0 0 2 0
Vollmer, c£ - 3 0 0 1 0
Erautt, p-— 2 0 0 0 2
xLamanno _- 1 0 0 0 0
Lively p __-_ 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS_ 30 0 3 24 12
x—Struck out for Erautt in 8th.
BOSTON AB n H O A
Holmes, rf - 5 3 5 1 0
Hopp, cf _ 5 12 2 0
Torgeson, lb-— 4 0 16 0
ft. Eliott, 3b_5 0 111
Rowell, If _ 3 13 4 0
Masi, c - 4 10 8 0
Sisti, ss ___'__ 3 10 2 1
Ryban, 2b - 3 10 2 1
Spahn, p _ 3 10 0 2
TOTALS _ 36 7 12 27 5
CINCINNATI_——!" 000 000 000—0
BOSTON _ 102 100 05x—8
Error: Lively. Runs batted in: Elliott 2,
Rowell, Holmes 3, Spahn, Torgeson 2.
Two base hits; Elliott, Rowell, Holmes.
Three base hits: Torgeson. Stolen bases:
Miller, Masi^ Rowell. Sacrifices: Spahn.
Double plays: Miller and Haas; Miller,
Zientara and Haas. Left on bases; Cin
cinnati 5; Boston 7. Bases on balls:
Erautt 3, Lively 1 Spahn 2. Strikeouts:
Erautt, Lively, Spahn 7. Hits: off ErautJ
9 in 7 innings; Lively 3 in 1. Wild pitch:
Erautt. Losing pitcher: Erautt. Umpires;
Henline and Stewart. Time: 2:02. At
tendance : 19,538. f
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PEARL DIVE
STUNS CROWD
WITH UPSET
By BILL MACKLIN
EPSOM DOWNS, England, June
— (ff>l — The Derby distance and
Gordon Richards’ old Derby hoo
doo caught up with Britain’s
“Horse of the Century” — Tudor
Minstrel—in the 168th running of
England’s ancient classic today
and he staggered home a falter
ing fourth, as a 40 to 1 French
outsider surged out of nowhere to
win.
Route-going Pearl Diver, foaled
during the war in occupied France
and given an alias to hide his
EPSOM DOWNS, England,
June 7.—(iP)—An anonymous In
dian emptied a zipper-fastened
bag of five-pound ($20) notes
—more than $20,000 worth—in
half-an-hour today, betting the
entire wad on Tudor Minstrel,
favorite to win the 165th run
ning of the English Derby.
Curious crowds gathered
about the Oriential, who de
clined to give his name, as he
went from one bookmaking
stall to another placing his
bets at odds of 5 to 4 and 6 to
4.
identity from the Germans,—and
unheralded and practically un
heard of before today — set the
stretch afire in the final quarter
mile to roll in by four lengths to
the complete astonishment of close
to half-a-million folks, including
the Royal family, who turned out
for the traditional Derby day in
spile of morning rain.
Tudor Minstrel came home a
wearying back of Pearl Diver and
the Aga Khan’s Migoli and the
Maharaja of Baroda's record
$117,600 yearling. Sayajirao, who
was-second choice in the belting. I
in that order. It stunned the thous
ands who had backed him down to
4 to 7, shortest-priced chalk-horse
in more than a decade of Derbies.
It shocked owner John A. DeWar,
the distiller, like a shortage of
grain for making Scotch never
would.
Southern Elected
Head 01 Furman
Alumni Group
GREENVILLE, June 7—[/P)~W.
Grady Southern, Winston-Salem
executive, was elected president of
the Furman University Alumni
association here last night.
President John L. Plyler told
the alumni at their annual ban
quet that plans were being made
for a “large development pro
gram” at the university and Ale
ster G. Furman, Jr., chairman
of the board of trustees, said $800,
000 was in the bank for building
"when we can get a dollar’s worth
for our money.”
WINNING TIDE
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., June 7—j
The University of Alabama base
bail team, which meets Virginia in
the first round of the NCAA play
offs at Charlotte, N. C., June 12,
won 10 of its last 11 Southeastern
conference games this season and
ended the campaign with six
straight victories.
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Braves Buy Southpaw !
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BOSTON. June 7—(Pi—Purchase
by the Boston Braves in the Na
tional League of left-handed hurl
er Clyde Shoun of the Cincinnati
Reds was announced today by
General Manager John Quinn.
Quinn said tire Braves hoped to
have Shoun on the mound in the
Chicago series next week.
Shoun. 32, has a major league
record of 62 wins and 54 defeats 1
in his ea. :er with the Reds, the j
Cardinals and the Cubs.
Buying price was not disclosed. |
U. S. QUARTET
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GOLF TOURNEY
ST. ANDREWS. Scotland. June
7—iJP)—-Four United States golfers,
including two-time runner-up
Johnny Bulla, have entered the
British Open championship start
ing June 30. officials of the Pro
fessional Golf Association an
nounced today.
In addition to Bulla, Phoenix.
Ariz., professional, they are Vic
Ghezzi of Kansas City, Kas., for
mer PGA champion, and two am
ateurs. Frank Stranahan of Tole
do, Ohio, and Staff Sgt. Charles
Jennings of Medford. N. J., sta
tioned with the U. S. Army at
Weisbaden. Germany.
Both Stranahan and Jennings
played in the recent British Ama
teur tournament, won by Willie
Turnesa of White Plains, N. Y.
A dozen foreign golfers are
among approximately 230 entrants
tor the medal play tournament.
Officials said they would keep the
entry list open until Monday, al
though it officially closed last
night, in case delayed mails bring
more blanks.
One of the leading invaders is
Bobby Locke, professional champ
ion of South Africa, now engaged
in a successful tour in the United
States.
Principal British contenders in
clude two former champions, Hen
ry Cotton and Dick Burton, as well
as Jimmy Adams, twice a runner
up.
Bulla finised second last year
to Sammy Snead of Hot Springs.
Va.. who decided not to return to
defend his title this year, and was
runner-up to Burton in 1939.
La Motta Seeks title
Bout After Victory
_
NEW'YORK, June 7.—(U.P.)—Jake
La Motta demanded today a shot
at the world middleweight cham
pionship, after he had fried himself
out to defeat young Tony Janiro
of Youngstown, O., in Tony’s de
but as a middleweight contender.
Lamotta of the Bronx pared
himself down to the lowest weight
limit of his professional career—
154 1-2 pounds—and came on to
win the unanimous 10-round deci
sion over Janiro.
_Show-Off
BLACKIE, ft-y ear-old gibbon of
the Washington, D. C., zoo and
a great performer when he has
an audience, Is convalescing to
cure his “swelled head” and
broken arm. Blackie was exe
cuting a pin-wheel swing before
a large audience when he fell to
the floor of hi« cage and suf
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MOVE TO OPEN
MARKETS MADE
Tobacco Growers Ask For
Simulataneous
Date
SANFORD, June 7—(TP)—Flue
cured tobacco growers of the San
ford, Carthage and Aberdeen areas
have asked that sales on the east
ern and border belt markets open
simultaneously this summer. V
In the past, the border belt mar
kets generally have opened a week
ahead of the eastern belt.
The Lee and Moore county farm
bureaus asked Rep. Charles B.
Deane of Rockingham for his as
sistance in obtaining simultaneous
openings.
Deane said in Washington he had
sent the requests to Charles W.
Gage and J. E. Thigpen, director
and assistant director respectively
of the Department of Agriculture's
tobacco division. Both officials said
the 15-member sales committee of
the Tobacco Association of the
United States sets the opening
dates.
A meeting of the Bright Belt
Warehousemen’s association, which
aids the committee in setting open
ing market dates, is set for Myrtle
Beach, S. C., Monday.
Deane said yesterday he had
telegraphed Fred S. Royster of
Henderson, N. C-, president of
the U. S. (Bright Belt) Tobacco
Warehousemen’s asociation, and
Clyde Austin of Greenville, Tenn.,
president of the Tobacco associa
tion of the U. S., asking their
opinion.
In Henderson, Royster said he
thought simultaneous opening was
unwise.
Royster said it was his belief
there were not enough trained
buyers to purchase the crop if both
markets opened at the same time.
Royster added that redrying
facilities were not adequate to
handle so heavy a volume of
leal, and throwing so much tobacco
onto warehouse floors simultane
ously might cause prices to de
cline.
Rep. John H. Folger of Mount
Airy conferred yesterday with
Thigpen. His fith district embraces
a substantial part of the old belt.
He told a reporter he was opposed
to opening the eastern and border
belts at the same time. He said
that to "disrupt orderly procedure’
under which the tobaco markets
have opened during the past sever
al years would be "disastrous ’
to tobacco farmers.
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ST. LOUIS, June 7. — (TP) —
Ralph Houk, New York Yankee
rookie catcher, was advised by
President Will Harridge of the
American League today that he
had been fined $100 for taking a
punch at catcher Hal Wagner of
the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
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son’s Southern Conference champ
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the Southeastern Conference.

PLAYS FOR MISSISSIPPI
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 7—(iP)—
Barney Poole, giant end of the
Army’s great football teams of
the last three years, will continue
his gridiron plsy at. the Univer
sity of Mississippi next.fall.
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