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A_S ___WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1936.
Nats Find Millies Worthy Sub : Dettweiler Due for Major Title _ A_ - - ■ '■ . .. ' "--- ' ■!—■!■ ■■■■■■ ■■■ ■ ' ■■■■—!■» , ■ ■■ ■ ■■■ .% - • Bolton’s Understudy Also Scores at Bat—Set With A’s Seen “Break.” BY FRANCIS E. STAN. XHIBITING a bountiful crop of assorted fever blisters, a whole sale case of sniffles and a beautiful grouch, the Nationals picked up the thread of their Ameri can League campaigning today on their home stomping grounds with only a couple items to try to offset the sting of four consecutive defeats. Inadequate as they may seem at present, the items by no means are to be overlooked. That Connie Mack's Athletics provide the opposition today and tomorrow is something for which to be thankful. The A’s, despite two successive victories over the Red Sox, still represent fodder for the Washing tons and may be the target practice that is needed for the club to square away again. Then, too, there is Wal ter Millies. Not much attention has been paid to Millies this Spring. His purchase from Brooklyn came at a time when the Nationals were busily and con scientiously preparing for the opening of the season. And when he arrived Clif Bolton was doing a swell job of catching and somehow Millies didn't seem so important. Makes Capable Sub. vv T PRESS TIME today Bolton still | 'rt' was doing a swell job, but in the last 48 hours Millies has made progress in forcing his way into the plans, such as they are, of the Washington ball club. He hardly figures to snatch the catching job away from Bolton, but the 24-year-old Chicagoan at least is giving Manager Bucky Harris the long awaited sense of satisfaction that he jitu> a lupauic uaiiwaiup lu auu iui Bolton. Walter got his chance to step into the picture when the Nationals stop ped off in New York for an unfortu nate two-game stand in which the Yanks extended the losing streak started by the Red Sox. Bolton, who had missed only a couple innings since the start of the campaign, was ordered to bed Thursday with one of the more severe of the club's colds. So Millies was called to service, and the former Brooklyn and Chattanooga receiver responded with a nicely caught game. In addition he gather ed a single in three official trips to the plate, draw a walk and scored a run. Altogether it was an impressive performance. Millies Reveals Worth. DOLTON struggled out of bed yes terday in New York, but not to play ball. Cliff was called to Wash ington and to the bedside of his wife, who was stricken with appendicitis, and once again Millies went behind the bat. This time he caught another acceptable game, if anything in the 10-to-2 pasting could be called ac ceptable, and in addition swatted two of the seven hits given up by Lefty Gomez, who took a keen and malicious delight in avenging himself for that opening-game defeat. One of Walter’s hits was a double that scored a run. Bucky Harris was not so down hearted as to fail to take note of the only bright spot of the Nationals’ two-day stop in New York. Bucky had been planning to take a look at the newest of his club for some time, but with Bolton doing a good job and the manager not wishing to risk weakening the outfit, Millies was doomed until just such a circum stance as Bolton’s illness. Clif, providing Mrs. Bolton is no worse, was expected to return to the line-up today against the Macks, but if he isn't ready it’s pretty certain that Millies will turn In a good job. Looks Good in New York. rPHE youngster who always needs a 1 shave may have a serious short coming, but so far it has not been in dicated and even after such a brief once-over, Harris is willing to accept him as a good $5,000 worth of catcher, at least. As mentioned above, Millies’ per formances stood out in New York, particularly yesterday. In between spraying their noses in the dugout, tie Nationals contrived to put ud their most pitiful exhibition of the year in dropping that 10-to-2 decision. Offender No. 1 was Eddie Linke. The roly-poly right-hander took an unmerciful pasting from the Yanks, who fattened their averages with a 17-hit attack off Ed. So one-sided did the game become by the fifth Inning, when the New Yorks bat ted around to score five runs, that Harris decided to leave Linke in the box for that and a couple other reasons. Perhaps the best was that nobody of any proven worth was around to do better. Then again Bucky figured that Ed might work himself into shape more quickly by putting in a nine-inning stretch. Gomez Gets Revenge. AFF Gomez the Nationals made only seven hits, but Lefty handed out eight bases on balls to give his oppo sition a sporting chance. The Na tionals, apparently, still are content to get men on the base paths—not shove them around. In losing they managed to leave 12 runners stranded. All in all, it’s just as well Washing ton comes home at this time. On the trip Just completed it won two in a row at the outset from the Athletics and wound up with only one more triumph and six losses. The pitching, except for Jimmy De Shong's effort in Philly, Buck Newsom’s pair of per formances in Philadelphia and Boston; and Pete Appleton’s turn against the Red Sox, strictly was on the bush league side. Afield the Nationals were pretty sieve-like. At bat they appar ently are not convinced that runs still decide ball games. With Appleton ready for slab duty today and Newsom scheduled to pitch tomorrow against the Athletics, a turn for the better is expected. A day of rest next Monday should help, too, and by the time the Western half of the league begins to invade on Tuesday It’s possible that Washington’s entry may have squared away again and be prepared to live up to the promise It showed In the first week ^ the season. Sports Program for Local Fans TODAY. Base Ball. Philadelphia vs. Washington at Griffith Stadium, 3. Maryland at Georgetown, 3. Naval Training School vs. George Washington at East Ellipse, 3. Western vs. Loyola at Baltimore. Georgetown Prep vs. Bethesda Chevy Chase at Bethesda, Md., 3. Roosevelt vs. Baltimore City Col lege at Baltimore, Md. Tech vs. Navy Plebes at Anna polis, Md. Woodrow Wilson vs. Episcopal at Alexandria, Va., 3. Track. Triangular meet, Central, Wash ington-Lee High and Fredericks burg. Central Stadium, 1:30. George Washington High vs. Episcopal “B” squad at Alexandria, Va., 3. Catholic University, Georgetown, Maryland, Tech and Episcopal in Penn Relays. Randolph-Macon at Gallaudet, 2:30. American University vs. Lynch burg College at Lynchburg, Va. Tennis. Roosevelt vs. Maryland Frosh at College Park, Md., 10:30. Golf. Georgetown vs. Navy at Anna polis, Md. Roosevelt vs. Woodrow Wilson (public high school title qjatch). Georgetown Prep vs. Bethesda Chevy Chase. Lacrosse. St. John’s vs. Maryland at Col lege Park, Md., 3. Dog Show. National Capital Kennel Club Show, Meadowbrook Saddle Club, East-West Highway, 9 (all day). MOUND WEAKNESS Lack of Pitching Quality Noted as Central Tops Tech in Opener. BY BURTON HAWKINS. UNLESS the three untried nines develop a top-notch twirler among them, the pitching in general—a redeeming feature, of the public high school base ball series for the past several years— seems doomed to vie with miserable misplays for the most laughs this sea son. The dearth of pitching talent in local scholastic diamond circles this year promises to present fans with probably the most mediocre exhibition of schoolboy base ball here in the past decade. In fair forecast of what to expect in future frays, Central outlasted Tech, 12-9, yesterday, in the opening game of the series at Grifflth Stadium. So comical was the tilt after the fifth inning that Clark Grifflth, who do nates a trophy to the championship club', walked out of the park. Central may yet kick through with an effective moundsman, however. Arnold Heft, recently told by Eddie Rommel, former Philadelphia Ath letics pitcher, that he was the most promising young hurler he ever had seen, now is ill. Central. AB. H. O. A Tech. AB H. O. A. V lenza.-’b n 1 1 3 Ciomei cf. 6 1 2 0 Pones.ss 4 0 10 Prance.c. 5 2 7 0 Mallus.rf. n 0 0 0 Lim'ise.3b 5 13 0 Moran lb 0 2 6 0 PiUah.lf. 5 0 4 0 Feuz.cf 5 0 3 0 Mch’nt.rf 5 2 2 0 S mates.If 3 14 0 Larrich.2b 2 0 12 Rowles.P. ft 2 O 2 Hach.ss.. 5 2 1 3 McDh.3b 5 2 2 1 Snow.lb. 2 17 0 Arskins.c. 3 210 1 West.o.. 2 0 0 0 Doonis.D. 0 0 0 0 Myers.p_0 0 o o •Bond_10 0 0 Totals- 41 10 27 6 Totals. 37 1) 27 ~5 •Baited for Myers in ninth. Central-*_ 010 0011 000—12 Tech --- 000 10 4 040— 0 Runs—Valenza. Pones. Mallus. Moran. Peuz. Stomates (3), Rowles. McDonough. Askin i2>. Ciomel. Merchant (2). Hahn (2). Snow (2). Myers (2). Errors—Va lenza 12). Askin. Prance. Merchant (2). Larrich (2). Hahn (2). Two base hits— Prance. Stomates. Three-base hit—Snow. Stolen bases—Hahn. Sacrifice—Larrich. Left on bases—Central. 10: Tech. 10. First base on balls—Off Rowles. 7; off West. 3; off Doonis. 2: off Myers. 1. Hits—Off West. 6 in 5'h innings: off Doonis, 3 in ’•» inning: off Myers. 1 in 3Vi innings. Hit by pitched ball—Efy West (Stomates): by Doonis (Stomates): by Rowles iSnow). Struck out—By Rowles. 7: by West. 2; bv Myers. 3. Wild pitch—West. Passed balls —Askin (2). Losing pitcher—West. Um pire—George Watt. Time—3:00. I ' I Swamped WASHINGTON. AB. R. H. O A. E. Hill If- 4 0 0 2 0 0 t^wis. 3b- 4 0 0 1 3 0 Myer 2b- 4 1 0 2 6 1 Travis. ss_ 4 0 1 2 2 0 Reynolds, rf- 4 0 110 1 Powell, cf.. 4 0 1 2 0 0 Kuhel. lb- 3 1 1 12 1 o Millies, e_ 4 0 2 1 2 0 Linke. p- 2 0 113 0 Totals-33 ~2 ~7 24 15 ~2 - new YORK. AB. R. H. O. A. E. Rolfe. 3b- 5 2 3 1 1 0 Johnson. If- 6 0 110 0 Selkirk. rt- 5 5 3 110 Gehrie. lb.. 6 2 3 11 1 1 Dickey c- 5 1 2 3 0 0 fcf«erL - 4 0 2 3 0 0 Walker, cf_ 4 1 2 3 0 0 Crosettl. ss_ 3 2 1 4 3 0 Domes, p- 3 0 0 0 1 0 Totals- 39 10 17 27 12 ~1 Washington- 000 001 010— 2 New York- 000 161 21x—10 Runs batted in—Lazzerl <2>. Rolfe. Sel kirk (2). Gehrig (2). Dickey. Powell. Mil les. Two-base hits—Rolfe. Selkirk. Millies. Three-base hits—Dickey. Selkirk. Stolen Sases—Walker. Crosettl. Sacrifice—Go nez. Double plav—Crosettl to Lazzerl to Gehrig. Left on bases—New York. 7: Washington. 12. First base on balls—Off Gomez. 8: off Linke. 1. Struck out—By Domez. 3: by Linke. 2. Wild pitch— Linke. Umpires—Messrs Hubbard. Din aeen and Geisel. Time—1:55. SHIKAT’S DEFEAT Loss to Baba Produces New Twist in Court Tangle. Dick in Hospital. BY FRITZ HOWELL, Associated Press Sports Writer. COLUMBUS. Ohio, April 25 — Dick Shikat was in the midst of new complexities today fol lowing his defeat in Detroit last night by the grimacing Turk, Ali Baba, and the consequent loss of his claim to the world's heavyweight championship. What effect the defeat would have on the suit of Joe Alvarez of Boston, matchmaker for Promoter Paul Bowser, against Shikat and A1 Haft, Columbus promoter, was conjectural. Some said it would end the action to declare valid the ccntract Alvarez says he holds over Shikat and to get an accounting of Shikat's receipts under Haft’s management. Some said it wouldn't. Shikat in Hospital. TJAPT and Alvarez each contend Shikat is their sole property, but Federal Judge Mell G. Underwood is the referee in this tangle and he Is expected to rule next week. To mix it up further, Shikat, who was injured in the bout, asserted from his hospital bed in Detroit that Ali Baba had fouled him by throwing him from the ring onto the ringside chairs. But all must wait until Judge Underwood decides on the basis of testimony, which closed yesterday until Monday morning. The testimony brought out inter esting data on the “inside” workings of the mat game, but Shikat, on the defense, promises more startling dis closures when he gets a chance to give his version next week. Say Promoters Pool Interests. AMONG the interesting charges aired during the Thursday and Friday sessions, some in opening argu ments by counsel and others in ex amination and cross-examination of prosecution witnesses, were: That a group of six promoters, in cluding Jack Curley of New York, Bowser, Ed White of Chicago. Tom Packs of St. Louis, Ray Fablanl of Philadelphia and Joe (Toots) Mondt of Los Angeles signed a contract to share profits of their varjous promo tional ventures. That Shikat, in winning the heavy weight title March 2 from Dan O’Mahoney in Madison Square Gar den, ignored an “order" to lose and ‘‘crossed” the Irishman. That Alvarez, although claiming that he was Shikat's manager, never signed a contract for a match for the wrestler, never paid him any money or obtained any matches for him. The veteran Curley denied on the stand that Shikat had been ordered to lose to O’Mahoney, and said he had never known of a wrestling match be ing “fixed.’* RISKO BOUT IS GOAL FOR OVERLIN, CHONG Victor in Boxing Brush Monday Promised Clash Here With Middle Champion. 'T'HE winner of the Ken Overlin Ralph Chong 10-round bout at Turner's Arena on Monday night will be matched with Babe Risko, world middleweight boxing champion, here In a non-title fight at Griffith Sta dium this Summer, it was learned to day. Jack Dempsey, co-manager of Over lin, who is here to enter a dog in the National Capital Kennel Club show, was expected to complete negotiations for the bout with Matchmaker Goldie Ahearn today. Jack Laken, Chong’s manager, already has assented to the match. Risko will be the third world cham pion to appear in Washington. Tony Canzoneri, lightweight titleholder, trimmed Frankie Klick here last Summer in a non-title scrap, while Freddie Miller, featherweight king, faces Petey Sarron at Griffith Sta dium on May 11. PREP WOULD COME BACK Both vanquished yesterday, George town Prep and Bethesda-Chevy Chase nines were to square off today at 3 o’clock at eBthesda, Md., in an effort to regain winning ways. The Little Hoyas became Episcopal High School’s first victim of the sea son in a 9-3 game at Alexandria. W. Bell, with three safeties, and Gordon and Hooff, with two, were prime factors in Episcopal's triumph. G. Prep. AB. R. H. O. Eplsc'pal AB. R. H. O. O'Sh’y cf 2 10 1 BBell.D. 3 0 0 1 Byrd.sb. 1 0 0 0 Gordon.3b 4 2 2 0 H gins.lb 3 0 0 5 W.Bell.ss. 4 13 1 Fr'klln.ss 3 12 0 Carter.lb 2 1 1 11 Morse.lf. 3 0 0 2 Hooff.cf. 4 12 0 Powell.p. 3 111 Royall.lf. 4 110 Th’pson.c 3 0 18 Harman.c 3 114 C'ning.3b 2 0 0 0 M'C’sh.2b .3 10 2 Murray.rf 2 0 2 1 Che’eth.rf 2 10 2 M'sick.2b 10 0 0 Cayes,3b. 10 0 0 D'w'ler.rf o 0 o 0 Totals- 24 ~H "6*18 Totals. 20 ~8 10 21 ‘Episcopal failed to bat In last of seventh. Georgetown Prep___100 011 0—3 Episcopal_ 003 051 X—0 Errors—Byrd. Higgins. Franklin. Three base hits—W. Bell, Powell. Home runs— Harman. Franklin. Sacrifices—Byrd. B. Bell. Base on bells—Off B Bell. 1; off Powell. 3. Struck out—By B. Bell. 4: by Powell. 7. Umpire—Mr. Greene. Travis Holds Bucky’s Faith Switch in Griff men’s Line-up Ineffective, but Youngster Stays in. Clean-up Spot. ' Notwithstanding the lack of effect produced by Bucky Harris' first batting shake-up of the year in yesterday’s 10-to-2 defeat in New York, the Nationals will continue indefinitely in the new hitting order that finds Cecil Travis bat ting in the clean-up position. “It’s asking a lot for a kid like Travis to bat fourth and accustom himself to playing shortstop at the j / same time,” admitted the Wash ington club manager, "but I think Cecil can do it. His steadiness at bat should mean a lot to us if he can keep up his pace while hitting fourth.” Carl Reynolds, who had been batting sixth, was shifted to fifth place in the order while Jake Powell,, who started as the clean up swatter, was moved down to Reynolds' old nich^ JUST NEW WRAPPINGS. —By JIM BERRYMAN t HEURICH BALL TEAM STARTS AS WINNER Beats Miller Furniture, 10 to 4. American Security Scores Second Victory. TJEURICH’S BREWERS and Amer 1 ican Security & Trust Co. are out in front in the Industrial and Bankers’ Base Bell League today as a result of a pair of victories turned in yesterday on EUipse diamonds. While the Brewers were starting the defense of their title with a 10-4 tri umph over the Miller Furniture Co., American Security’s nine was record ing its second conquest of the loop's opening week with a 2-1 verdict over National Savings & Trust. The de feat of National Savings & Trust, which had beaten Hibbs. defending champion, on Monday, gave A. S. & T. a clear claim to flrst place. Heurichs scored in every inr.ing but the eighth in routing the furniture boys and every regular but Pitcher Walter James got one or more hits. Joe Freschi, with a triple and single, led the attack, while Bennie, Stahl and Shelton smacked doubles in addition to singles. Mike Shugrue’s home-run broke the ice for Millers in the fourth, to make the count 3-1 but the Heu richs retaliated with two to put the game on ice. American Security’s winning run came in the sixth when Godfrey, Na tional Savings’ shortstop, fumbled Talley’s line drive and Gotthardt scored. The losers’ lone tally was recorded in the fourth when Odie Hilleary came home on Hoover’s single. League Statistics SATURDAY. APRIL 25. 1936. American RESULTS YESTERDAY New York. 10: Washington. 2. Philadelphia. 3: Boston. 1. Detroit, 9; St. Louis. 3. Cleveland. 6; Chicago. 2. GAMES TODAY GAMES TOMORROW Phlla. at Wash.. 3. Phlla. at Wash. New York at Boston. New York at Boston. Detroit at Chicago. Detroit at Chicago. St. Louis at Cleve. St. Louis at Cleve. National RESULTS YESTERDAY Brooklyn. 8: New York. 2. Boston. 4; Philadelphia. 1. Chicago. 6: Pittsburgh. 1. Only gamea scheduled. an I—I—I 21—I—I II 21—1 51 41.5561 lj ;ht I—I 1|—I—|—I 21 21—1 51 4I.5S6I » Skin I 21—I—I—I 21—I—I II 51 6I.-500I 2 Phi I II—I—I II—I—I—I 31 61 61.4551 24 Pitt I—I 2! II—I—I—I 01—I 31 41.4291 24 ML I—I II II—I—I II—I—I 31 41.4291 2* Sos I 01—I—I XI 21—I—I—I 31 61.3331 31 Lost I 31 41 41 SI 61 41 41 61—I—I I Boston at New York. Boston at New York. Brooklyn at Phlla. Brooklyn at Phlla. Chicago at Clncln. Chicago at Clncln. Pittsburgh at at. L. Pittsburgh at St. L. GAMES TOTtpj GAMES TOMOBBOW "poppi/m^ OFF'^^M HERE isn’t much rhyme nor reason to a ball club that’s Just taken four straight wal lops on the chin . . . traveling with one like Washington's last night was like being thrown in a cage of cantankerous wildcats, with the epi demic of colds, sore throats and neu ralgia playing a part . . . and, of all things, the sun-kissed State of Florida was catching the blame . . . because it provided, in Orlano, a camp that was too warm and com fortable to be vacated on short notice for the chill April winds in Boston, New York and Philly. The Nationals’ humors even reached a point last night when a gent who has been playing his big-league wares for 10 years rose, cussed Orlando's balmy weather and wished the club would return to Biloxi, "where it’s doggone near as cold as New York and wouldn’t cause us to get all these (censored) colds.” . . . The speaker climbed down from his soap box amid applause. Ferocious? ... Nowhere in all sport dom do athletes seem to take their re verses as hard as big league players. Most beaten fighters adopt a philosophic attitude, often syn thetic, often sponsored by an innate sense of superiority. Foot ball teams usually take a whipping quietly, possibly because they’re too badly beaten physically to sit up and snarl. .. but a ball club is dynamite that needs only a mere tap to set it off . . . happy-go-lucky Eddie Linke, trying to ease the tension in the locker room at Yankee Stadium, laughed . . . hardly started, Linke froze under the icy gazes of Bucky Harria and virtnallv pvprv nlavpr r»n the squad. Lewis Larrups Southpaws. ABOUT the only thing the Nationals’ first trip of the season proved was that Buddy Lewis can hit left-handed pitching . .. true, he didn’t bat for a fancy average against southpaws, but, considering the general timeliness of his blows, the sound manner in which he hit the ball most of the time and the caliber of the southpaws he faced for the first time, Buddy did all right . . . and to think that Bill Terry ran him out of the Polo Grounds because Lewis wanted $1,000 to sign a Giant contract. The “grand” was to be used to finish his collegiate career at Wake Forest. Dixie Walker, the Yankee substitute outfielder, is thankful for Washington still being in the American League . .. Dixie was almost certain to be cut loose by the New Yorks until the Na tionals opened their two-game series yesterday ... but after getting a home run and three singles in seven trips to the plate, Walker seems to have a chance to stick . . . and if he is re tained, it probably will mean that New York will put Catcher Joe Glenn on the block before the 23-player limit deadline on May 15. In all fairness to the Na tionals, some of ’em had their minds elsewhere than on the trip they wound up last night. Before he was taken ill, Jimmy De Shong had been worried over the serious illness of his father . . . while Buddy Myer was campaigning none too gloriously he was running a fever and at the same time worrying about Mrs. Myer, ill . . . yesterday Cllf Bolton arose from a sick bed in New York to rush to the bedside of the Missus, ill with appendicitis. Cs Nat Hurlers’ Needs. | ! IMPRESSIONS of what's needed by, | the Washington pitching staff, in i dividually . . . Buck Newsom—only a I reasonable amount of runs . . . Earl j Whitehill—warmer weather ... Ed | Linke—same weather as Whitehill and a little of Earl’s fierce will to win . . . j Monte Deaver—10 more pounds . . . Joe Bokina and Kendall Chase—an other season of regular pitching. Jack Russell—better support than his infield's been giving him lately. Lamar (Skeeter) Newsome, who plays shortstop for the visiting A’s. is j not related to Blushing Buck, as gen ! erally believed . . . nor is Lovill Dean. ■ the ace pinch-hitter picked up by Connie Mack from Duke University, a relation to the Gas House Deans. .. Until the Athletics whipped the Red Sox two in a row. few were willing to Mllieve any of the Macks were related to anything In big league ball. But it looks as though the Philadelphia* will pick up an acorn now and then. Back in March Clark Griffith said that if he could get a look at Bill j Dickey he could come pretty close to calling the turn on whether the Yanks would win the pennant . . . well, if anybody's interested on what the "key" player of the Yanks—Bill is that in the mind of the cagiest of all base ball owners—is doing. Dickey is lead ing his club in batting, total number of hits, in homers, in total bases and in runs batted in . . . Last year Bill batted only .279 and the Yanks lost out by three games to Detroit . . . This year, so far. Dickey is batting .382. is eight pounds heavier, and Joe Di Maggio is likely to bolster the Yan kee club much as A1 Simmons will strengthen Detroit . . . I’ll still take New York to win the pennant. rSIMKHV ©If III III by W. R.MSCALLUM Army-navy country club is going in for quite a piece of work in connection with the new 27 holes of golf out in the hills of Virginia overlooking the valley down which Mosby’s raiders rode back in 1863. Only ‘wo of the present greens on the cou.se built seven years back by Maj. Richard D. Newman are to be retained in the new layout being constructed by Herbert Strong, the man who is doing the job of rebuilding. Strong is expected back in Wash ington next week to go over the plans for the layout with Maj. Clyde M. Beck, greens chairman, and other club officials. The three nines are expected to be ready for play next year. Only the tenth and eleventh greens will be retained in the new layout, although some of the old fairways will be used in part. It’s rather a shame, too, that such a fine hole as the third is going to be abandoned, for that hole is one of the very best two-shotters around Washington. From the back tee with any kind of wind in the face of the player it is a real problem hole, and under any circumstances it has been an outstanding two-shotter in any group of such holes. JJANNY BURTON and Allan Burton, the two sorrel-topped lads who hold the pro berths at Army-Navy (and they need two pros, so busy is the club in a golf way) are all hopped up over their golf games, so pepped up in fact that they are just about to take over a major links assignment. And if you think the job they have picked out for themselves is any cinch the nags who will run in the Derby next week are a bunch of broken down plater!. The little task those Burton brothers have mapped out for them selves is to try to play Roger Peacock, the District- amateur champ, and Roland MacKenzie, the two stalwarts of the Congressional Country Club. Final details haven’t yet been arranged but the match probably will be held on May 17 at Army-Navy. Heretofore Danny has been grabbing the headlines when it comes to golf scoring, but brother Allan has been stealing Danny’s thunder. One day this week he bumped the ball over the first nine in 32 whacks, starting 2, 3, 3, which happens to be five under part, right off the bat. Danny’s best effort this year has been a 69, "my fifth of that score,” he smilingly explains. "I can’t seem to get bet i ter than tj^at,” Dan says. "But some day I’ll get that putter clicking ana knock off a stroke or two.” Quite a flock of professional brethren around Washington will travel over to Hillendale Monday to play in the second amateur-pro tour ney of the Middle Atlantic P. G. A. Hillendale is the course on which the local sectional rounds for the open championship will be played on May 11 and many of the lads want to familiarize themselves with the lay out. The tourney will be played in the same manner as the one at In dian Spring two weeks ago, with each pro taking as many as three amateur partners and having three best-ball scores. Wiffy Cox brought the new system to Washington from Long Island, where it has been in use for j years and where the purse to the winning pro really amounts to quite a piece of change, with upward of 100 entries in the tourneys of the Long Island P. G. A. Roland Mac Kenzie tried it in Florida and was a booster for the idea when he came back to Washington. Over at the Washington Golf and Country Club Eddie Pierce, a new member and a mediocre golfer, took a mashie in hand and smacked the ball into the cup for an eagle deuce on the par 4 tenth hole. That tenth has been made in two several times and is no cinch. The ball cannot be rolled onto the green. It must be in the air to carry a big trap in front. Public links golfers will hold a second meeting of their newly formed Public Parks Golf Association Tues day night at East Potomac Park, where dates for the Spring tourney of the downriver course will be an nounced and tournament plans dis cussed. The tourney is slated to start on May 4 and end on May 8. Chevy Chase golfers today were to wind up qualifying rounds for the French High Commission Cup, open ing event of the Spring season for the club golfers. Match play rounds will open Monday and the final round is slated for May 9. BASE BALL 3^. Washington vs. Philadelphia AMERICAN LEAGUE PARK Ticket* at Park, 9 A.M. 7 SMACKING PELLET G. U. Freshman Would Be % Big Threat if Eligible for Collegiate Crown. BY W. R. McCALLl'M. ALTHOUGH he has three years of varsity competition before him. and possibly an Inter collegiate championship it's too bad that Billy Dettweiler, the 18-year-old kid who has grown to be quite a man-sized boy won't be eligi ble for the intercollegiate joust this year. Billy will wind up his fresh man year at the Hilltop In early June, but just now the husky Congressional youngster is playing the best golf of his career and might well be a distinct threat in the coming intercollegiate title tourney. Scores around par are rattling off the Dettweiler clubs these days and the midst of a putting streak that gives him a shot at a birdie on nearly every hole. He is a much better shot maker tcday than the boy who went to the final of the 1934 District cham pionship and advanced to the final of the 1935 Chevy Chase tournament. Placing second in major events has been Billy Dettweiler's high mark so far in his short golf career, but if he keeps on doing as he has been doing this Spring, he is going to finish In front in some of the bigger affairs this year. Clever With Putter. DILLY has put on quite a bit of poundage during the Winter, which means that he is pounding the ball a lot further than he did last year. But the strongest part of the Dettweiler game is around the greens. The boy really can putt. You don’t get around a lengthy course like Congressional in 69 whacks without doing some fancy putting. Yet that is what Billy did a few days ago, and he followed it up with a 73. which included a 6 on the fifth hole and a finish of 3, 4, 3. or two birdies out of three holes. Billy Dettweiler, .youngest qualifier in the national amateur champion ship of 1932, has been a kid won der since he started lambasting the ball down those narrow fairways at the Manor Club. He was 14 then, a skinny boy who was all legs and arms, but who was good enough to carve out a 72 at Chevy Chase. He has developed a lot since that time, but so far he hasn’t won a major tourney. He is about ready now, a far better golfer than he ever has been, overdue for a major win. Scores in Junior Events. TJILLY has won some junior tourna ments. but the major events have eluded him. Gene Vinson leked ‘ him handily in the District cham pionship final of 1934 and slim little Hickman Greene went red-hot against him in the Chevy Chase final last year. But it should be a different story this year. The Dettweiler boy is a whole lot better shotmaker than ever. He may prove the biggest tourney winner of the local golf year. Rotary and Kiwanis golfers are looking forward to the high spot of their golf year on May 5. That day a picked team of 10 men from each of the local civic clubs will meet at the Washington Golf and Country Club in a joust to determine the golfing supremacy of the two organ izations. Both sides are breathing threats of what they are going to do to each other. The teams will be chosen from the low handicap men of each club. Major Leaders By the Associated Press. American. Batting—Gehringer, Tigers, .472; Averill, Indians, .433. Runs—Averill, Indians; Gehringer, Tigers, and Gehrig, Yankees, 11. Runs batted in—Dickey, Yankees, and Trosky, Indians. 15. Hits—Travis, Senators, and Gehrin ger, Tigers, 17. Doubles—Dykes, White Sox, and Rolfe, Yankees, 5. Triples—Dickey, Walker and Sel kirk, Yankees; Averill, Indians; Lewis, Senators; Cramer, Red Sox; Clilt, Browns, and Greenberg, Tigers, 2. Home Runs—Trosky, Indians, 4; Dickey, Yankees, and Foxx, Red Sox, 3. Stolen bases—Werber, Red Sox, 3; Reynolds and Powell, Senators; Cros etti, Yankees: Finney. Athletics, 2. Pitching—Grove, Red Sox, and Rowe, Tigers, 2-0. , National. Batting—Terry, Giants, .526; Lom bardi. Reds. .481. Runs—Moore, Giants; Herman, Cubs; Bucher, Dodgers, and Cuyler, Reds, 11. Runs batted in—Leiber, Giants, 11; •' Herman, Reds; Klein, Cubs; Ott, Giants, and Norris, Phililes, 10. Hits—Moore. Giants. 18; Haslin, Phillies, and Hassett, Dodgers. 16. Doubles—Herman Cubs, 7; Lom bardi, Reds. 6. Triples—Moore, Giants; Hassett and Bucher, Dodgers; McQuinn, Reds, 3. Home runs—Klein, Cubs 4; Ott, Giants and Goodman, Reds. 3. Stolen bases—Hack Cubs, and J, Martin. Cardinals, 3. Pitching—Gumbert and Hubbell, Giants; Benge. Bees; French, Cubs, and Hollingsworth, Reds 2-0. 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