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■ ^ M \^ WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION ▼ / WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1932. PAGE D—1 Nationals Hire Berg as Manush Signs: Dean, Card Rookie, Lacks Pitching Poise Deal Involving Judge and Harris Reported in Con flicting Camp Gossip. BY TOM DOERER. BILOXI, Miss., March 10.— Camp Griffith bristled with news and rumor today, an even mixture of both, the news serving to add foundation and credulity to the vapory re ports. News happenings were: The signing of Heinie Manush, the balky outfielder, who came in not balky, but back-slapping, and as ruddy as a Norwegian sailor. The hiring of Moe Berg, veteran catcher, a star with the White Sox and a failure with the Cleveland In dians more recently. The second visit in two days to Griff and Johnson of H. P. Dawson, general manager of the Baltimore Ori oles, encamped near here. Clark Griffith’s reticence in talking on the possibility of the young out fielder, Ralph Boyle, being returned to Baltimore. His reticence in saying what was going to happen in his catching de partment, and his reluctance to talk of a rumored trade in which a veteran pitcher was to be acquired. Flock of Rumors. Too. And the rumors which kept the lobby squads buzzing and fanning were: Outfielder Boyle’s own belief that he ought to have another year in the minors. A shake-up In the Mtching depart ment which would send out a veteran and a youngster or two youngsters, one to Baltimore and one to Chattanooga. That Joe Judge, the first baseman, and Dave Harris, the outfielder, were to be used as trading material for a pitching deal. And the odd bits of speculative gos sip which worried the rookie pitchers »liu uiaue uie veterans iuuk. aiuunu. Manush dipped the pen in ink and asked where the dotted line was lo cated after dinner last night. He came in just a few minutes before, sun blistered and back slapping, from west Palm Beach, Pla., where he had been Wintering. “I’ve never seen him in better shape. He appears to be serious,” said Griff, happily. “Peeling great, give me a bat,” laughed Heine, wrestling with Ed Gharrity and Walter Johnson and chasing Col. Billy Smith, the business manager, through the hotel lobby. Moe Berg added to Roster. Heine’s blustery arrival was interrupt ed by the news from Griff that he had just wired for Morris (Mce) Berg, re leased last year by Clevelai i, to appear at camp and put on the overalls of the catching department. It must have startled Trainer Mike Martin, for the last report on the big Gotham young man, with nine years of major league playing behind him, was that he was in bad physical shape, injured in the legs and badly in need of repairs. Tha matter was referred to Griff by your correspondent. “Berg is coming to this club with the understanding that he is in shape and can make good. I believe he can,” said Griff. “He had double pneumonia and was injured with the Indians, and they, of course, let him out. He is a free agent. He believes that he is in shape and that he has fully recovered. We can only wait and CAA ” •vB. Moe is due to report at once. Berg broke Into big-time base ball in 1923 with Brooklyn as a shortstop, was optioned to Mlnneapolls-Toledo in 1924, where he played short, and then was released to Reading. Purchased by White Sox. Purchased by the Chicago White Sox, Berg played the 1926-7 seasons at short and second and then went behind the plate. Last year the Indians took a gamble on him, and the results were not very encouraging. Whether your Uncle Clark is going to use him as a coach or whether as a regular will depend upon what the big 6-footer has to show him. But his employment has the present catch ing staff of the Nationals rather flus tered, and it does not take much to nettle players these days of many men and few jobs. Just what is taking place in the visits with General Manager Dawson of the Baltimore club is a matter of much speculation. There are more rumors over this than Andy Mellon had worries. For instance, I hear in breezes from i SU. 1_> ______J su.i Ralph Boyle, Griff's very young and smart-looming outfielder, is to be sent back to Baltimore for further season ing. It is also said that the Baltimore flock is anxious to borrow a catcher for a short period. And the catcher would be Maple. Here’s Griff’s reply: “We will not do any business with Baltimore now about players. If they want to borrow a catcher, being in need of one for Spring training, we certainly will favor them. I am going to do nothing about Boyle at the moment. I must give him a trial.’’ Judge Showing Fine Form. As to Joe Judge being used as swap ping material, here is something that ought to answer that. Looking upon the young veteran strutting his stuff today, Griffith said Judge had shown him workouts during the last few days that had startled him. •‘'That fellow hit three of the prettiest blows off those kid pitchers—and they are serving up plenty of stuff now—that I have seen him do in many years. He is surprising me, and when I tell you it is going to be fight for the initial sack, I mean every word of it.” Judge is in marvelous condition. A Winter at the Jewish Community Cen ter gym, in Washington, has put the veteran on a keen edge. He is hopping around as spry as a 2-year-old and punching with the bat as he has not done in years. Joe Kuhel is in for a test, as sure as gun is iron. It appears as if the camp is geared up now as high as it can get In rumors, actual news and stiff workouts. To day’s drill was a peach. Yesterday’s was a kayo, with Walter Johnson step ping off the mound with a stiff neck. Lloyd Brown out with an Injured el bow, Joe Kuhel slowed up with a severe sty on his right eye and Johnnie Ken complaining of stiff legs. Golf Gets the Go-by. Brown has tossed aside his golf clubs for the training period, because of the army injury. It is his right arm, not his flipping mitt. Johnson, too, put aside his golf clubs for the day because of the stiff neck, and it appeared as if the great game of golf was hard bit. Flimsy gossip gets no play from the gray pilot. He dismisses it with a wave of his hands and a bristling of On the Side Lines With the Shorts Editor. BY DENMAN THOMPSON. WITH a lot of smoke emanating from the camp of the Nationals in regard to projected trades, one designed to add a veteran pitcher to a staff none too strong numerically, it may be assumed there is some fire. The answer probably is that Owner Clark Griffith still is busy sounding out rival mag nates in regard to deals cal culated to strengthen his entry, but what they will involve if, and when any are completed, is u. matter or conjecture. Griff’s reiteration of his as sertion that Judge is to get an even chance with Kuhel for the first-basing job is likely to pan out only in the event the club is unsuccessful in its efforts to get some worthwhile talent in exchange for him. Joe’s Age a Handicap. THERE is no question the veteran physically is ca P a b 1 e of satisfactorily guarding the initial sack for another season or two, but he obviously is not the type to build up with, and that is a matter the management is principally concerned with. We have had a hunch right along that Judge will be found in a Detroit uniform when the campaign gets under way, and still have it, but that would not necessarily mean the acquisi tion of a Tiger pitcher. It is morely likely to be a catcher, and the news that Moe Berg has just been added to the roster does not alter the situa tion. Berg no longer is a young ster, being in his 31st year, and his physical condition recently has been such that his ability to help a big league team is extremely doubtful. The Jewish player came up with the Brooklyn Dodgers just 10 years ago as shortstop and after roaming around in the minors for a couple of years landed with the White Sox, who converted him into a catcher. Only One Good Year. IN his nine years as a pro fessional Berg has had just one good one, and one in which he played more than a third of the scheduled games That was in 1928, when, in 107 contests with the Hose he carved a batting average of .287. Berg is a big man and smart —he is credited with being able to speak half a dozen tongues—but they didn’t in _1. XI_1 ___.a «__ t v-xuug viic language ui uaoc Uail last year, when he drew his unconditional release ' from Manager Peckinpaugh after getting into only 10 games with the Cleveland Indians. The Nationals admittedly are in need of some one to help out Roy Spencer back of the bat, but it is difficult to see how Moe’s linguistic talents will aid in this respect. Judge wants to Join Bucky Harris at Detroit, where he is assured of playing regularly and a salary satisfactory to him, and Ray Hayworth would fit in nicely here as under study to Spencer. Let’s hope Griff can land the Bengal backstopper, if Judge has to go. ARMOUR AND DUDLEY COLLECT $750 EACH Tommy’* Birdie Clinche* Victory Over Burke and Golden in Four-Ball Final. By the Associated Press. MIAMI, Fla., March 10.—Tommy Ar mour and Ed Dudley have won victory and chief spoils in Miami’s $5,000 in ternational four-ball tournament over Billy Burke, national open champion, and Johnny Golden of Noroton, Conn. Armour sank a birdie 4 on the thirty fourth hole yesterday to end a 3-and-2 match that the locker room dopesters figured for Gene Sarazen and Johnny Farrell, who were defeated in the semi finals Tuesday by the champions. Golden, with three birdies and four one-putt greens to the seventeenth, gained help from Burke on the eight eenth when the latter sank a birdie 4 to square the match. Dudley dropped a birdie 3 on the twentieth and sent his team 1 up, holding the advantage until the twen ty-eighth, when Armour came back to win with a pretty 6-foot putt. They halved the twenty-ninth, thirtieth and thirtv-firsfr onH flnlHon tnnlr ft half fit ! the thirty-second as both Armour and Dudley sank approach shots in par figures. All took 3s on the thirty-third. Armour went into the rough on the thirty-fourth, but recovered with his iron shot and two-putted for a 4 to win the match and tournament, 3 and 2. The share of the winners was $750 each. Burke and Golden each took $250. __ his eyebrows. But you can’t help them cropping up and sometimes out of these rumors come a puff of flame. Then you are sorry that, maybe, you never brought them up. Any how, life down here is at last getting worth while. Rumors blow. Griff snorts, news pops, players look qulzzled. and the war correspondents are disturbed in their afternoon siestas. I’m going down on the beach and punch a pelican in the nose, in delight. (‘‘Those are sea gulls, Mr. Doerer. not pelicans"—Miss Parker, manager Postal Telegraph at Biloxi.) All right, I’ll smack down a few sea gulls. PYTLAK MALES AS TRIBE CATCHER Buffalo Rookie Apt to Be Regular—Koenig Making Progress as Hurler. By the Associated Press. NEW ORLEANS, La., March 10.— They are making big predic tions for Frank Pytlak, rookie catcher with the Cleveland Indians. Pytlak, who was purchased from the Buffalo Internationals last Winter, has been showing so much ability with bat and glove that he may be a regular In the line-up this Summer, instead of third-stringer behind Luke Sewell and Glenn Myatt. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 10.— Manager Lew Fonseca of the Chicago White Sox intends to be a playing pilot, at least at the start of the 1932 American League campaign. Fonseca worked In left field yester day, and indicated he would be there when the grand opening comes off. Hal Anderson, the recruit from St. Paul, is his present choice for center, with Bruce Campbell, a Chicago youth, the leading candidate for right field. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 10. —Mark Koenig, veteran inflelder of the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers, may yet realize his ambition to become a pitcher. Manager Bucky Harris let him pitch the first three innings of yesterday’s game against the Pacific Coast League Seals, whom the Tigers trounced 5 to 3 to make it two in a row. Koenig allowed two hits, one run and two bases on balls. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 10.— On top of two rainy days In the last four, the failure of Goose Goslln to sign and the absence of four other players, the St. Louis Browns are dogged by more bad luck in the form of sickness. Jimmy McLaughlin, recruit for third base, is In bed trying to fight off an attack of the grippe and Coach Jimmy Austin has a stomach ailment. Varied Sports Basket BalL Gettysburg, 44; Franklin and Mar shall, 22. College Hockey. Harvard, 4; Yale, 4; overtime—two overtime periods. Pro Hockey. New Haven, 3; Philadelphia, 1. Windsor. 7: Pittsburgh 3 Young Infield, Additional Mound Strength and Speed Developments at Cub Camp (This It the fourth of a teriee of first hand Associated Press stories on mafor league prospects.) BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN. AVALON, Santa Catalina Island, Calif., March 10. — Generous quantities of speed have been instilled in the Cubs this Spring in an effort to thrust Chicago boldly into the front ranks of the National League base ball race. To be sure, Manager Rogers Hornsby has done much to strengthen his pitch ing, but the chief result of training activities is an infield rejuvenated by youthful replacements. Hornsby Gives Way to Herman. The Rajah is enthusiastically bench ing himself in favor of Bill Herman, the 22-year-old lad wno moved in from Louisville last Pall to finish the season with a .327 batting average and a field ing mark of .939 at second base. Sensational work of Stanley Hack, a fledgling at third, appears to have furthered the cause. Like Herman a 22-year old, Hack has forced out the veteran Lester Bell with the same smil ing confidence with which he was checking deposits and withdrawals as a bookkeeper in a Sacramento, Calif., counting house a year ago. Hack’s career has been short but sweet. He made a long Jump from the bank to class AA ball with Sacramento last Spring. Then a batting average of .352 and fielding mark of .942 caused Chicago to post a fancy sum. Hack Stars at Outset. “How good is Hack?" was the Rajah’s first question when he arrived here. The tall, broad - shouldered blond youth gave a most convincing answer in the first exhibition with the New York Giants, hitting two triples and fielding well. Hornsby has not worried about first base or shortstop. The veteran Charles Grimm, at the age of 32, still 20 YEARS AGO I IN THE STAR. CASINOS have Increased their lead over the second-place Palace team in the National Capital Duckpin League race. Sam Hawksworth of Casinos, through sensational work, has displaced Har ry Krauss in the battle for Individual honors. Other leaders include Thye, Roberts, J. Eiker, Harley, Halley, Oehler, Michaud, Goodman, Pear son, Fowler, Everett, Lewis, Lemmon, Farrow, Carroll, Loveday, Morris and Baum. Eddie Foster now is the only Na tional who has not yet arrived here to join the party which will go to Charlottesville to train with the younger members of the Washington squad. George McBride, shortstop, reported here yesterday. A party of fans went down to Charlottesville today to get their first peek of the season at the ball squad. In the party were Tice Madlgan, Sam Steinberger, Frank Nicholson, Pete Bennett. John Becker, Martin Becker, William Engel, Tommy Crooks, Tom Cantwell, Dutch Stersser, Herman Walz, Lew Newmeyer and GoldiqSigmund. SchloSser, center of the Georgetown U. basket ball team, played every minute of every game for the Blue and dl*ing the last four sea sons. -The Hilltoppers ended their campaign for this Winter when thejr lost to BuckneU last nigh* can move around with speed to spare at first, and Elwood English, the reg ular shortstop, who hit .314 and fielded .964 in 1931, need cause no sleepless nights for the Rajah. Burleigh Grimes, so prominent a member of the world championship St. Louis Cardinals last Fall, probably is the outstanding new asset of the pitching staff. Good Pitching Prospects. Lyle Tinning, a big Nebraskan with a record of 24 wins as against 2 defeats with Des Moines of the Western League, along with Ed Baecht and Lon Wameke, two sturdy right-handers of a year’s service, give promise of furnishing help to the old guard, Pat Malone, Charles Root, Guy Bush and Bob Smith. In the outfield Riggs Stephenson al ready has forgotten about his broken leg of last season to almplify Hornsby’s problem. Hazen Cuyler is certain to have one of the other outer garden spots, leaving Lance Richbourg, former Brave, to squabble over what is left with persistent youth. No change Is expected in the catching corps, which the Rajah terms the best in the league, for Charles (Gabby) Hartnett la pegging second In great form. His supporting cast will be Ral Hemaley and James (Zach) Taylor. SWIM MEET HERE Women’* National A A. IT. Title Event Awarded Capital. Washington was assured a big-time tank exhibition In connection with the Bicentennial sports program yesterday when the National A. A U. authorities ruled that the women’s national Indoor swimming championships will be held here. The scene of the meet will be the Shoreham Hotel’s Venetian pool. It will be held some time In April. The awarding of the championships to Washington was a surprise, for it had been announced by the A. A. U. that the meet would be held on the Pacific Coast. KAPPA ALPHAS TRIUMPH Krajcovic Leeds In Victory Over Tower Club at Maryland. Led by Jess Krajcovic, foot ball and track luminary, Kappa Alpha Frater nity won the basket ball championship of the University of Maryland last night by defeating the Tower Club toesers, 22 to 10, In Ritchie Coliseum. Krajco vic scored eight points. Last night’s game was the final of a round-robin series between the Tower Club, general Intramural champion; Company B, R. O. T. C., title holder, and Kappa Alpha, fraternity champ. Hoyt’s Diet Plan Used by Dodgers Br the Associated Preu. CLEARWATER, Fla., March 10.— Waite Hoyt, the American League cast-off, not only is making a strong bid for a regular 1 pitching berth with the Brooklyn Dodgers, but he Is In a fair way to become the club’s dietitian. When the overweight members of the squad heard of Hoyt’s diet, ! which brought him down more than 20 pounds since last year, they be gan taking It up. Hack Wilson al- ' ready has kxt 13 pounds by this method, l THE MAN BEHIND THE SCENES AT BILOXI. —By TOM DOERER n A ROOK 15 AFRAIP TO LOOkz IMTO A PROG STORE WINP6W WHEH HE does ir*ro TOWM... /Hike Martin fRfc, CALORY KWW3 vV AW, HME . A heart . -J0/WS - It iSNt J)oe.Re«2., (/5 it's wice has &ILOYI-MV55 The w/av already -tLTx** caosep 00° s6- MZ*’ QWOOtZ. CATCHER, us ' To Have clothes altered... <Z-r I ■ ' I ~ '-' IF tMir 15* RAISED OVER OR IFF .STADlUAA "THIS* ^EAR-^'KE OETS\fOME CR.B£>rr.. . FOR STRONG NINE Tilt With Alumni March 26 Will Open an Attractive 13-Game Schedule. BY EDWARD A. FULLER, Jr. WITH most of last year’s team available, St. Albans School Is looking to a good season In base ball. Preliminary work already has been started by the Cathedral school candi dates and they hope to get down to serious drills next week, when there will be no classes, following Spring exami nations this week. Dick Fletcher, second baseman, and Bob Freeman, shortstop, are about the only important losses by graduation. LEADING members of the squad in clude Raymond Patton, pitcher; Conway Thom and Bayne Castle, catchers; Bits Chesley, first baseman; Bob Lorton, third baseman, who Is cap tain, and Ned Shippen, John McGee and Frank Sterrett, outfielders. Castle probably will be used in the outfield when not pitching, as he is a capable fly-chaser and a rather good hitter. Fletcher, who attended Western last year, is among new candidates expected to make a stout bid for a berth. Just what may be expected from the other new aspirants will not be known until Rev. James Henderson and A. J. Todd, the coaches, have had oppor tunity of getting a good look at the squad in action. Manager marshall holcombe has completed an attractive 13 game schedule for the St. Alban’s nine. The first tilt will be with the alumni March 26 on the Cathedral school diamond and the card also will Include, among others, contests with Mercersburg Academy, a school that has not appeared on St. Alban’s sports schedule In some years; Eastern, the District defending public high cham pion; Western and Episcopal Academy of Philadelphia, all to be met on the St. Alban's diamond. A short Virginia foray will be taken In April to meet Camp Chesapeake School and Christ Church School. A game with Navy Plebes at Annapolis April 30 is another high spot. Here’s the complete St. Alban’s schedule: March 26—Alumni. April 2—Mercersburg Academy. April 5—Western. April 12—Episcopal. April 16—Woodberry Forest at Orange. April 19—Eastern. April 22—Camp Chesapeake School it Gloucester, Va. April 23—Christ Church School at Christ Church, Va. April 25—Charlotte Hall at Charlotte Hall. April 30—Navy Plebes at Annapolis. May 2—Swavely at Manassas. May 9—Shenandoah Valley Military kcademy. May 14—Episcopal Academy. Training Tilts Jy the Associated Press. Yesterday's scores; At Bradenton. Fla.—Cincinnati (N.), r; St. Louis (N.), 0. At San Francisco.—Detroit (A.), 5; Jan Francisco (P. C.), 3. Today’s schedule: At Sarasota, Fla.—St. Louis (N.) vs. Indianapolis (A A). At San Francisco.—Detroit (A.) vs. Jan Francisco (P. C.). Miguel a Wizard as Trainer Martin Due Much of the Credit for Keeping Griff men in Fine Physical Condition. BY TOM DOERER. BILOXI, Miss., March 10.—If the colors of the Washing ton base ball club are shot to the top of the American League flagpole this year, credit to its hoisting may be attributed to proteins, calories and diet. And with them credit can be placed upon the sun-kissed brow of Trainer Mike Martin, whose advice on diet has been followed by at least three of the members of the Nationals, who felt that a heavy waistline and a sulky disposition to speed up kept them from their best last year. While this whole camp has mar veled at the athletic fitness of Pitch ers Ftrpo Marberry and General Crow der and Inflelder Joe Cronin, few have known that their condition is due most of all to their having followed the advice of the veteran trainer dur ing the off season. Crowder is in the pink, Marberry came in 25 pounds under his old weight and Cronin buzzed into camp under weight and looking the happy picture of the result of a medical conference. If these three boys go into actual combat as they are declaring they will, it Is going to be a tough season for the opposition. And all of It because the boys left the club last year de claring to give Mike's diet scheme an honest test. Mike, it is said, told the trio in a sound talk that their health meant their salaries and that, unless they began taking off some of the weight line, their batting and pitching lines, too, were going to show effects—but they would become thinner. Mike’s advice to the boys, and they are aU Mike’s boys, always is taken seriously. He has been giving advice to ball players since 1904, when he was with the Yanks, then managed by Clark Griffith, present Washing ton owner. But he made an especial plea to the trio because he felt that the Nationals were going to need their services badly this year and that the players, them selves, were more than anxious for a big season. "7 don’t want any credit for the condition of the three boys,” says Mike. "They deserve every praise themselves. They had to cut cut the things they liked and that means something to a player during the off season. "But the off season is when all of a trainer's good work goes for nothing. You worry about them during the play ing season, watch their hurts and bruises, their diet, and do everything but put the covers on them in the evenings. “But when they need yon most b Turing the off season, when weight is collected, which cannot be re moved except by hard seasonal work, if at alL “So, if these boys followed my train ing advice during the Winter they not only helped themselves but made my Job easier for me this Summer.” Mike believes the Nationals are a better behaved ball club than many. The club is more of a family outfit, he thinks, and this has a tendency to cause the boys to keep in condition. Martin is a student of that great athletic conditioner of many years ago, Mike Murphy. He believes that few can excel the old trainer's methods, which were only, after all, following the golden rule of athletics. Sitting here in the lobby of the Biloxi Hotel, Mike holds court for the youngsters. They parade In, tell him their aches, and what’s on their minds, j where they are going, and what they u-e going to eat in town. Mike gives them a fatherly warning ibout sweets for athletes, wearing top coats when Its chilly and keeping their feet warm when It's damp. ] This ruddy-faced little man fits in his Job here well. He is a very ] valuable asset to Griff, in that he < knows exactly what his boss ex- i rts of the men and the best way 1 get the Information over to hb boys, l There were gastritis attacks and i pains in the stomach in camp and t Mike went after the boys. He held a ( meeting and told the youngsters that c rich sea food and sweets and over indulgence In many foods were going y a slow them up, and keep them far- t her away from what they were down i sere after. e And the advice was adhered to, and c the little aches and pains no longer t are in evidence. J Sees U. S. Regaining Davis Cup ! -- t Shields Satisfied This Year’s American Tennis ' Could Overcome British or French. I _ X By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, March 10.—Frank Shields, the handsomest of America's tennis hopefuls. Is satisfied in his own mind that the Davis Cup is about to come back to the United States for a nice long visit. He feels that he and Ellsworth Vines, playing the singles, and George Lott and Johnny Van Ryn, knocking them off in doubles, will have an edge on any combination either Great Britain or France can summon to battle for the historic trophy. The Ml, Mack-haired insurance broker was cornered after be bad & completed an hour’s practice tor the Indoor championships, starting here “ Saturday. He appeared in fine fettle. J showing no trace of the knee Injury J; that forced him to withdraw from the finals at Wimbledon last year and troubled him in the Davis Cup f play at Paris. L “I feel we have a great chance to n win the big cup this year,” he ad- w mttted. "Of course, there’s no cer- * tainty I’ll be on the team, but no matter who is picked to play the c* singles with Vines, we should have c our best team in recent years.” Unlike Bill Til dan and other ex perts, Shields does not regard Great Britain as the biggest threat to America’s hopes. He says the S Frenchmen still are the cnee to beat, h even with Jean Borotra en the li sidelines. « DIZZy IS HEADLESS, WILD IN HIS TRIALS Finds Big Leaguers Won't “Bite” at Bad Ones—Worth Seen in Carleton. BY ALAN GOL’LD, Associated Press Sports Editor. Bradenton, Fla., March 10. —The camp followers of the Cardinals, casting about today for the answer to what’s wrong with Jerome Her man (Dizzy) Dean, discovered at least three reasons for the past ing that the lanky rookie pitching “OO auouiucu ill ills illSu IWO exhibition starts. .vP6,411, was as wlld yesterday, when tfte lowly Cincinnati Reds tapped him tor 5 runs in 3 innings, as he was in effective against the Athletics at Miami last Sunday. So far he has not shown anything like the form expected of him He has yielded 12 hits and il runs in 4 Innings. Not Fooling Batters. Dean blames the bad weather and tne fact that he has not yet regained the weight he lost through an attack of “flu.” Some of the players feel that Dizzy is a little upset by the big leaguers not ”biting” at bad balls the way they may be tempted to do in the Texas League. Gabby Street, the saga 9j°u®. l«®der of the world champions, thinks It is Just a matter of adjust m«it and time until Dean settles down. I agree with Diz on the score that be has had to work on the two worst and windiest days we have yet had in the training season,” remarked the old sarge. “But that doesn’t altogether ex plain his lack of control. I think it will Just take a little longer for this boy to settle down. There Is no ques tion In my mind he has the real stuff. I have seen him work and I know what he can do. ■“This bad start may be the very best thing for him, In a way. It will show him what he has to do and help him learn some lessons quicker. For exam ple, when he had two strikes on Andy High he laid the next one in and Andy smacked It. You can’t do things like that with good hitters.” Carleton Star of Rookies. Meanwhile the sharps have begun to predict that James O. (TWO Carle ton. the Texas boy who was Dean’s teammate at Houston, will be the best of the three rookie pitching stars so widely bailyhooed in the Cardinal camp this Spring. Carleton has been much more ef fective in his exhibition work than either Dean or Ray Starr, the Roch ester recruit. Tex has convinced Gabby Street he can use his head as well as his right arm. Carleton won 20 and lost 7 with Houston last season, a rec ord almost on a par with Dean’s fig ures, 26 and 10. D. C. JOINS COLORED BASE BALL LEAGUE Seven Other Cities in East-West Circuit—Prank Warfield to Manage Here. A franchise has been obtained by Washington in the newly-formed East West Colored Professional Base Ball League, it has been announced. The Washington team is being or ganized by John W. Dykes, Rhody A. McCoy and Walter C. Johnson. Balti more, Philadelphia, New York, Pitts vicfcwuu, ana one omer :ity also will have teams in the loop. Frank Warfield, former second base man of the Hilldales and Baltimore Black Sox, lias been signed to manage She Washington nine and players now ire being obtained. The fan who suggests an accept able name for the club will be given a season's pass. Proposed names should De mailed to the owners at 1936 Ninth street. • A league meeting will be held Sunday o make final arrangements for the sea son. INDEPENDENT QUINTS HOLD SWAY IN MEET }ix Beach Quarter-Final Bound in National A. A. IT. Play at Kansas City. ly the Associated Press. KANSAS CITY, March 10.—Inde cent teams are gaining the edge >ver college quintets as the field nar ows down In the National A. A U lasket Ball Tournament here. Of the eight teams facing the quar er-flnal barrier today, only the Mary llle. Mo., teachers and South Dakota vesleyan were on hand to represent he original 11 collegiate crews in the hampionship drive. Six of the 21 ln ependent survive. Four of the college teams fell by the »yside yesterday. The Maryville squad ndefeated champion of the Missouri ntercollegiate Athletic Association, Umlnated Phillips University of EnicL >kla., 23 to 17. Dakota Wesleyan was hard put to urn in a 38-to-38 overtime decision ftVPF ae rasaaena, Calif., majors. They ad tied at 13 In the first half and at 1 In the second. J£‘v,IndePendents' San Francisco nd Wichita, Kans., remained in the inning, with two chances each to win ae title held the last two years by the fichlta Henrys. San Francisco representatives are the tfympic Club, which triumphed over ockhurst College of Kansas City, 26 * Young Men’s Institute, which ■nt the Oklahoma City Hupps to the lowers in defeat, 27 to 26 Southern Kansas stage Lines scored ^L~P^l?y,?ustlng toe West Texas eachers from Canyon, claimant to the ktf! team in » world. 37 to 26. Hie champion Henrys beat a scrappy «"» Mill team from Monroe, 28. They are matched to uht ^ st- Louis Sugar Creeks, bo eliminated Bethany College, Kan is Conference champion, 28 to 19 The Schuessler Athletic Club of Chl *o took the Diamond Oilers of Tulsa, kla., by a 1-point margin, 17 to 16. — m---. SANDE PLANS TO HIDE. MIAMI, Fla., March 10 OF).—Earl mde, once America's premier rider, n announced hie intention of apply* • ** * Jockey's license. He says ha in make 122 pounds.