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By Eddie Ash
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following the ball clubs in the South agree that
the most surprising development is Manager Charlie
Grimm’s return to first base for the champiog Chicago Cubs.
The old bey says he hasn’t felt so well in five years and
seemingly is determined to relegate young Phi! Cavarretta to
relief duty.
This has led the diamond writers to knock out long
yarns and ask the reason for the change as they point out
the success of the Bruins last year when Cavarretta stepped
in and forced his manager to bench himself.
Phil was outstanding in 1935 and to remove him from
the regular lineup now may halt his progress. And this is
the year to round him out. He was a little green last season,
but filled the bill admirably.
First Baseman Cavaretta is a comer. First Baseman Grimm has
seen his best days. The club ‘'investment” is all in favor of improving
the youngster and not in prolonging the career of a veteran. It's always
a gamble when a manager breaks up a winning combination when not
compelled to do so by accidents.
Maybe it’s just ‘‘spring pep” with Grimm. And on the other hand
it may be true that Good Time Charlie has succeeded in repairing the
hinges in his back that used to creak when he stretched for a throw.
Anyway, he’s past his prime.
In the same boat with Grimm, staying on as playing managers in
spit." of weakening legs and arms are Pie Traynor of the Pirates, Billy
Terry of the Giants and Frankie Frisch of the Cardinals.
WHEN Sam Leslie of the New
York Giants was a player in
the little minors he was known as
‘‘Mule.” The New Yorkers toured
through old Southeastern League
trnitory this spring and the journey
made Leslie feel blue when the
bleacherites' revealed that donkey
name on him.
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THE class and quantity of good
looking rookie material in
Southern training camps indicates
that baseball is coming back with a
bang and is again capturing the
fancy of American youth. Sports
goods manufacturers learned of the
situation last summer through re
ports by field agents.
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The horse Rushaway was penalized
for ‘‘acting up” at the post in the
Louisiana Derby the other day, and
was spanked and moved from No. 1
position to the outside. This stirred
up the other nervous bangtails and
the • tarter had a few minutes of
grief. Then Bad Boy Rushaway won
the race.
Terry Rates Giants on
Par With Close Rivals
‘We’re as Good as Cubs and Cards,’ Says Bill; Lays
Off Pennant Claim.
Times Special Writer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 31. —After three seasons it is possible
to say that Mr. Bill Terry can’t pick winners any better than the bright
young men in the press box—which statement practically amounts to
saying he can not pics winners at all.
The bright young men in the
press box came in for much bully- j
ragging on the part of Mr. Terry
when they ignored his New York
Giants in 1933 only to see them put
on a remarkable
reversal of form
and win the cham
pionship. They
had finished sixth
the year before.
This was the
Incident which
prompted Mr.
Terry to speak
sneeringly of “S3O
a week newspaper
men.” Asa mat
ter of fact, Mr.
Terry was un
co n s ciously in-
dulging in high flattery. On the
basis of this performance as dope
sters that year the aforesaid boys
rated no better than 30 cents a
The following year Mr. Terry did
not wait for the professional ex
perts to catalogue his team's
chances. He did it himself. “The
Giants will win the pennant by a
wider margin than they did in 1933,
he predicted. The Giants finished
second. Last year he made the same
forecast and again the Giants failed
him. Only this time they failed him
worse. They finished third.
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WHAT about this year? Mr.
Terry is not quite so emphatic
in his optimism but he insists the
Giants have as solid a chance as
either the St. Louis Cardinals or
the Chicago Cubs, the two clubs
generally nominated to fight it out
for the championship. Thus he can
be wrong only if the Giants drop
lower than third.
Both years Mr. Terry predicted
winners th? Giants got away in
front and set the pace, once clear
.nto September, and again until well
past the halfway mark; but on each
occasion the club cracked wide open
and limped home behind sterner op
position. Either the material wasn’t
there to ocgin with or else the man
ager was unequal to the emergency.
It is not always easy to tell ex
actly wtyit happens to a ball club
in such circumstances or why.
Oddly, the two Giant teams that
collapsed were, if you string with
the figures, just as good as the team
that won in 1933. That team was
good enough to win the 91 victories.
The 1934 team won 93 games and
yet was second. The 1935 team won
91 games and was third. Part of
the answer lies in the opposition. It
was probably tougher in ’34 and '35
than in ’33.
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HOW tough will it be this year?
Just as tough, if not tougher.
The Cubs won 100 games last year
and they don’t figure to be aijy
weaker, though nobody expects them
to win 21 straight games again. The
Rl. 9381
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THE Boston Red Sox have two
capable first sackers in Jimmy
Foxx and Babe Dahlgren, but when
the Chicago White Sox asked for
‘‘wafers” on Zeke Bonura, the for
mer holdout, the Beaneaters put in
a claim and the Alabaster Hose can
celed their "feeler.” That Red Sox
outfit wants too much cream in its
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The Wisconsin state high school
basketball championship was decided
by one point, 22-21, Superior over
Wisconsin Rapids. The teams met
twice in regular season play and split
even—the margin in each game be
ing one marker. That’s playing ’em
a a a
JOE DI MAGGIO, rookie sensation
with the New York Yankees, is
back in action after recovering from
burns received while taking heat
treatments. He represents an ’ ex
pensive investment and club officials
were ready to hang somebody for
carelessness when Di Maggio was
ordered out of uniform and to bed
by the club physician.
Cardinals won 96 games and they
aren’t likely to miss the same total
by more than two or three games
this year.
This, then, would seem to make
the Giants’ prospects appear very
discouraging. And yet Mr. Terry is
not altogether cockeyed when he in
sists on discussing his team -in the
same terms with the Cubs and the
Cardinals. The team can win. But
in order to win a number of power
ful “ifs” will have to materialize
into firm realities.
One includes Mr. Terry himself.
How many games will he be able to
play at first base? When Mr. Terry
announced last fall he didn’t intend
to play at all this year, Branch
Rickey of the Cardinals smiled.
“That’s fine. We won’t have to
worry about the Giants. Without
Terry they won’t finish any better
than fourth.” This will give you
an idea of what the gentleman’s
mechanical ability means to the
ADDED to his waning interest in
active play, Mr. Terry has de
veloped knee trouble. In veteran
players this is usually the beginning
of the end. Asa replacement Mr.
Terry has Sambo Leslie, late of the
Dodgers. Sambo is a useful citizen
at the plate, but he is scarcely a
paragon of grace and beauty in the
There are other infield problems.
Purchased from the Phillies a year
ago, Dick Bartell. the “holler guy.”
was expected to round out the in
field at short. He proved a bust.
He even lost his “holler.” There are
; some ball players who sparkle in
; drab surroundings but lose their
touch in the glare of hot competi
| tion.
There is another new face in the
infield this year, Burgess Whitehead
at second. He came from the Car
dinals in a trade for Roy Parme
lee. a capable righthand pitcher.
Whitehead has never played a full
year in the majors. He is supposed
to lack durability. In all other re
spects he is most acceptable.
For nearly six years Mr. O. W,
Dean of Benton Harbor, Mich., suf
fered agony beyond description from
Asthma. His condition was so bad
and his breathing so difficult he
could not lie down for more than a
few minutes at a time. Although he
was often told there was no relief in
store for him he now breathes and
sleeps as naturally as a child. He is
the very picture of health and he
has not suffered from another at
tack in over fifteen years.
Mr. Dean's remarkable experience
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which is now available through his
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i wants others who suffer in a simi
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and praise it highly.
Indianapolis Times Sports
Bonura Gives
Way and Will
Join Sox Club
Holdout Accepts Terms and
is Due to Report
By United Press
CHICAGO, March 31.—The Chi
cago White Sox office announced to
day that Zeke Bonura, holdout first
baseman, had wired acceptance of
contract terms and would report
Bonura has been involved in a
salary controversy for two months.
He is a heavy hitter and formerly
played with Indianapolis.
Philly Prexy Denies Reported Deal
for Chuck Klein.
By United Press
WINTER HAVEN, Fla., March 31.
—President Gerry Nugent of the
Phillies, irked by numberless stories
concerning a trade with the Chicago
Cubs which would involve Pitcher
Curt Davis and Outfielder Chuck
Klein, issued the following official
statement today:
"It can not be made too em
phatic when I say that I have not
had one second’s conversation with
any Cub official concerning a deal
involving either Curt Davis or
Chuck Klein. Furthermore I will
not entertain any offer for Davis
at this time.
“I feel that the club with Davis
has a chance to go places this year
and I want to give the fans of Phil
adelphia a chance to show their in
terest in a good ball club.”
ORLANDO, Fla., March 31.—As
the Washington Nationals break
camp for the trek homeward Man
ager Bucky Harris revealed his
tentative 1936 batting order, with
three, Hill, Lewis and Travis, new
to the lineup
The order: Hill, left field; Lewis,
'third base; Meyer, second base;
Powell, center field; Travis, short
stop; Stone, right field; Kuhel, first
base, and Bolton, catcher. Only
right field where rookie Dee Miles
has a chance to beat out the vet
eran Stone, appears in doubt.
31.—The Boston Bees wound up
their "grapefruit leagu"” schedule
yesterday by blowing a iO-inning
contest to the New York Yankees.
5-4, and after a final workout will
start their trek north tonight. Man
ager Bill I T cKechnie used five hurl
ers againsi the Yankees and the
dezen passes they handed out
coupled with 10 hits led to the Bees’
downfall. It was the Yanks’ fifth
straight over Boston.
SARASOTA, Fla., March 31.
With an open date today Manager
Joe Cronin has slated an intensive
practice session for |he Boston Red
Sox this morning. Yesterday the
Red Sox journeyed to Clearwater
and ran into another extra-inning
battle, this time with the Brooklyn
Dodgers, resulting in a 6-6 deadlock
after 13-innings. The Red Sox used
17 players in the game while 22
Dodgers, including six pitchers, saw
31.—Red Ruffing, New York Yankees
pitcher who was a holdout until a
few days ago, was scheduled to make
his first start of the spring today
against the Newark Bears. Frank
Crosetti, shortstop who came to
camp as a $1 a year man, yesterday
signed a contract reported to be for
EL DORADO. Ark., March 31.
Hank Leiber’s hitting slump has
Manager Bill Terry worried. The
big center fielder has made only
five hits in 26 times at bat, and may
lose his cleanup post if he does not
shake his slump.
Boston iA) 6. Brooklyn (N), 6 (tie
13 innings).
New York (A) 5, Boston (N) 4
(10 innings).
St. Louis (A) 6. Milwaukee (A.
A.) 2,
Cincinnati (N) 3. Philadelphia
(N) 2.
St. Louis (N) 10, Chicago (N) 4.
Philadelphia (A) 6, East Griffin,
Ga.. 0.
Pittsburgh (N) 10, Chicago (A) 8.
New York (N) 10, Cleveland
(A) 4.
Louisiana Tech, 7: Purdu*. 2.
Michigan State, 18; Clemson. 0.
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City Slate
, TUESDAY, MARCH 31,1936
GRIFFIN, Ga., March 31—The
Philadelphia Athletics played the
local independent nine yester&ay
and won, 6 to 0, but the veteran
manager, Connie Mack, tvas unable
to see anything promising about his
inconsistent tailencers. He said,
"They are good one day and bad,
very bad, the next.”
; ,
Charlie Grimm, manager and
veteran first baseman of the Chi
cago Cubs, plans to gamble further ||jH jy
at the team’s first base by taking jHHgC;-
the place of Phil Cavarretta, upper 1 '
right, who replaced him in 1935,
when the Bruins won the pennant.
Cavarretta was a vital factor in
the success enjoyed by the Windy
City Nationals last season. L
World Champion Paddle
Stars Will Appear Here
Hungarian, British and American Table Tennis Aces to
Play in Exhibition at H. A. C.
Viki Barna and Sandor Glancz of the Hungary table tennis team will
head a corps of world-famous experts who are to appear in an exhibition
at the Hoosier Athletic Club April 15.
Bout Heads Card
Seven Amateur Matches on
Boxing Program.
Jimmie Gustafson, rugged middle
weight, and Johnny Denson, Golden
Gloves champion, are to headline an
amateur boxing program tonight at
701 King-av, sponsored by LaVelle
Gossett Post 908, Veterans of For
eign Wars.
Seven bouts are on the program.
Gustafson and Denson are slated
for five rounds. Lefty Lefferts and
Bill Rower also .will clash in a five
round match at 147 pounds.
Franslie LeVar and Bud Cottey
will engage in a four-rounder at 126
pounds. The following thr.ee-round
matches are carded:
Walter Johnson vs. Bucky Cun
ningham, 118 pounds; Johnny Mar
tin vs. Ed Wilson, 135 pounds: Jim
my Wilson vs. Bill Stoddard, 112
pounds; Bill Clark vs. Toney Luke,
108 pounds.
Golfers to Plan Big Season at Club
The South Grove Golf Club mem
bers are to assemble Friday at 7:45
p. m. at the clubhouse to organize
for the 1936 links season. South
Grove golfers, their wives and
friends are to line up for the sea
son at the meeting. Plans of form
ing a women's auxiliary are to be
NEW YORK, March 31.—Leo Del
Genio, local lightweight boxer,
gained the verdict last night over
Wesley Ramey of Grand Rapids,
Mich. Both are leading contenders
for the crown held by Tony Can
zoneri. It was a 10-round go.
The Pennsylvania Railroad
Summary of annual Report for 1935
THE 89th Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company
covering operations for 191,5 will be presented to the stockholders
at the annual meeting on April 14, 1936. The report shows that total
operating revenues increased over 1934 by $24,143,487, or 7% (due in
Ert to increase in freight rates), but continued subnormal, being 46%
a than the annual average for 1925-1929. Operating expenses increased
$17,132,347 (due principally to higher wages). The Company earned
a net income of $23,849,798 as compared with $21,633,965 in 1934. ’ Sur
plus for 1935 was equal to 2.8% upon the outstanding Capital Stock as
compared with 2.5% in 1934. Surplus per share (par SSO) was $1.38
as compared with $1.23 in 1934.
Comparison with 1934
Increase or Decrease
Total Operating P-svsnues were $567,811,186 I $14,145,487
Total Operating Expenses were 165,100,184 I 17,151.547
Leaving Net Revenue of 104,711,001 I 7,011,140
Taxes amounted to 15,154,415 I 1,501,999
Equipment, Joint Facilitt Rents, etc., amounted t 0... 9,081,956 D 751,113
Leaving Net Railwat Operating Income of 70,594,641 I 6,159,554
Income prom Investments and Other Sources was 56,415.415 D 5,600,468
Maxlvg Gross Income of 106,808,064 I 1,658,886
Rental Paid Leased Lines, Interest on Funded Debt
j and Other Charges amounted to 81,958,166 I 445,055
Leaving Net Income (Equal to 5.6% of Capital Stock).. 15,849,798 I 1,115,855
Appropriations to Sinking and Other Fund*, etc.... 5,711,401 I *79.497
Surplus (Equal to i.3% of Capital Stock) 18,118,596 I 1.9J0.J36
Dividend of 2% ($13,167,696) was paid on February 29, 1936, to
stockholders and charged against net income for 1935.
Splendid work has been done by our employes in accomplishing the
results recorded. The Company's stockholders and bondholders can
materially aid by helping to secure additional traffic and this increase
revenue. The Pennsylvania Railroad cordially invites their active
interest in getting people to travel and ship via the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 30th, 1936. M. W. CLEMENT, President.
The Pennsylvania Railroad
Stockholders can obtain copies of the Annual Report from
J. Taney WtUcos, Secretary, Broad Street Station Building, Philadelphia, Pc.
Age vs. Youth .at Cubs ' First Sack
Sponsored by the United States
Table Tennis Association, various
international champions who an
nexed titles at the world meet in
Czechoslovakia this month are to be
brought to Indianapolis by the In
diana Table Tennis Association.
Barna, five-times world champion
and Glancz were members of the
Hungarian team. Arthur Haydon,
British champion, is included on the
Ruth Aarons of New York, world
women's single titleholder, and Jay
Purvis, former national women’s
champion, are to appear.
Jimmie McClure, local paddle star
who is the ranking member of the
United States team and recently
shared the international doubles
crown, is to engage in the exhibi
tions. An effort is being made to se
cure Bud Blattner of St. Louis, who
is McClure’s partner.
Local and state talent also is to
compete in the matches which will
be played in the afternoon and eve
Volleyball Teams
to Have Tourney
Class B Event Scheduled at
Y. M. C. A.
Eight volleyball teams will meet
in a Class B tournament to be con
ducted by the Y. M. C. A. during
April. The first games will be played
at 7:30 p. m. on Friday, April 3.
Other tilts of the tournament will
be staged on the following Fridays
of April. All contests will take place
in the “Y” gym and will be open to
the public without admission charge.
Entries include E. Tenth Street M.
E. Church, Fort Harrison, Hoosier
Athletic Club, two teams from the
Y. M. C. A., Christamore Settlement,
and South Side Turners with two
teams, a double elimination tourna
ment is planned.
Open Tourney
Stirs Golfers
More Than 1200 to Try Out
in Sectional Links
By United Press
NEW YORK, March 31.—More
than 1200 aspirants are expected to
participate in sectional qualifying
rounds of the national open golf
championship in 28 cities on May 11.
The tournament will be held" at
Baltusrol Club, Springfield, N. J.,
June 4-6. Last year’s qualification
round entrants totaled 1125, third
largest number in the champion
ship’s history.
Three districts have been added
to this year’s qualifying tests. They
are Troy, N. Y., Richmond, Va., and
Birmingham, Ala. Several shifts
have been made in qualifying sites.
New England rounds will be
played at Hartford, Conn., instead
of Boston. Oklahoma will
qualify at Tulsa, instead of Okla
homa City. Minnesota’s qualifying
tests will be at St. Paul, instead of
Minneapolis. The Pacific Northwest
site has been shifted from Seattle
to Portland. The Carolina qualify
ing round will be at Charlotte. N.
C., in place of Greensboro, N. C.
The field for the championship
proper will consist of 160 players,
including 31 players who are ex
empt from qualifying because of
their low scores at Oakmont last
Times Special
WASHINGTON, March 31.—How
ard Scott, lightweight of San Angelo,
Tex., was awarded the decision over
the veteran Lou Massey after 10
rounds here last night. Massey was
out in front during the early rounds,
but failed to meet a comeback by
Scott in the closing sessions.
In skeet shoot events held at the
Highland Golf and Country Club,
Lee Hayden tallied 42 to win in
Class A. Glen Van Auken was first
in Class B with 34 and William
Moyer turned in 36 to pace Class C.
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Young Lightbody Recovers
Jimmy Lightbody Jr., son of the. old-time Univer
sity of Chicago and Olympic track champion, broke his
back five years ago, but won the 800-meter run in the
recent Central A. A. U. indoor meet.
NEW ORLEANS, March 31.
—Twenty-six young box
ers hammered their way into
final rounds of the Southern
A. A. U. championships here
last night. They scored 14
knockouts before 5000 fans in
22 encounters.
Upset of the night was the
kayo Julio Chearmonte, Dal
las middleweight, put on
Vaughan Bright, New Orleans
Y. M. C. A. Pete Giaruso,
Loyola, bantam champ, lost to
Jerome Comforte, New' Orleans
A. C. One of Dallas’ six en
tries, Philip Thrash, heavy
weight, was crushed by Willard
Dean, Shreveport.
Eighteen fights are due to
night to settle eight titles.
Dean Bears Down
on Mound Staff
I. U. Baseball Coach Also
Watches Infield.
Times Special
BLOOMINGTON. Ind., March 31.
—With sophomores comprising ex
actly half the varsity squad, Coach
Everett Dean is seeking to uncover
added pitching strength and means
of bolstering the infield defenses
of the Indiana University baseball
Bill Baise, first sacker, and Herb
Queisser, utility man. are the only
letter men on the infield, but Jim
Hendricks and Bumps Farrer, re
serves last season, also are avail
The outfield will be built around
Heinie Wahl, Torchy Holmquest
and Kenny Gorrell, all returning
letter men. Babe Hosier and Bob
Adler are the only returning hurl
ers, while three veteran catchers
are available—Russ Grieger, who
also can play second base; Steve
Kubic, and Theron Wilson.
Indiana will open its season here
April 7 against Carleton.
Additional Sports on
Pages 17 and 18
Hoosiers and
Albany Meet
in Exhibition
Indians Visit Winter Garden
Today; Tribe Trounced
by Apostles.
Times Special
WAUCHULA, Fla., March 31.
Wade Killefer’s Indianapolis Indi
ans, going at a slow pace in the
grapefruit league, were in Winter
Garden today to meet the Albany
Senators of the International
League. The Toronto Leafs of the
International loop are to be played
here tomorrow.
Manager Killefer yesterday con
tinued his policy of “giving every
body a chance” and used 18 pas
timers in the exhibition with the
St. Paul Saints. The Hoosiers "took”
another thumping. 18-4, and the
Tribe pilot is mystified today over
his mound staff.
All pitchers have been tried out
and at this date it’s difficult to
size up their condition. Three
rookies were employed yesterday
and were pounded for 21 hits. St.
Paul jumped off to a seven-run lead
in the first inning—and that was
the ball game. High school pupils
were guests of the club and they
had no chance to cheer for the
“home” team.
The Tribe hurlers are slow in
reaching form and for that reason
Killefer is using three in each
game. Rookies tried yesterday were
Hartley, Sharp and Trout. The
Hoosiers collected 10 safeties in the
game and Bluege and Harris poled
two apiece. Steinbecker was the big
gun for St. Paul with four blows,
including a home run. Score:
Indianapolis 020 003 000— 410 S
St. Paul 711 003 330—18 21 1
Hartley. Sharp, Trout and i. Riddle,
Crandall; Rigney, Allen and Fenner.
Seasoned Players
Available at Tech
Several well-known local racquet
performers have answered the first
call for tennis candidates at Tech
and are holding daily workouts.
Norman Vonßurg, Ralph Linder
and Carl Bohn are returning veter
ans. Other probable members of tha
team are Raymond Von Spreckleson,
boys’ city champion last year; Elmer
Molique and Adrian Everett. Coach
C. P. Dagwell is in charge.
Golfers have reported to Coach
Bayne Freeman. Three veterans,
Wayne Montefort, George Urquhart
and Bill Crawford, are expected to
lead the field when practice sessions
start at Pleasant Run. Eight links
men will be selected on the basis of
low medal scores in competition.
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