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Doyle Picks Tigers and Tribe as Yanks’ Only Respected Rivals
AS 30-10-1SH01S
Broadway Savant Sees Flag
for Giants, but League
Gives Him Headache.
By JOHN LARDNEK.
NEW YORK. April 11—Dr. John
Teeumseh Doyle, the Broadway savant,
takes this occasion to unfurl his table
of base ball odds for 1938. The season
in the major leagues opens next week,
and Dr. Doyle tells us that the Yankees
and Giants, pennant-winners last year,
are favorites again, at somewhat re
stricted prices.
The doctor offers to cover your
money as follows:
National League.
First Second Third
New York_ 8-5 2-5 1-5
Chicago . 2-1 3-5 1-4
St. Louis. 3-1 4-5 1-3
Pittsburgh - 6-1 7-5 1-2
Boston.__ 20-1 6-1 3-1
Cincinnati_ 30-1 8-1 4-1
Brooklyn _ 50-1 20-1 8-1
Philadelphia ...100-1 40-1 20-1
American League.
First Second Third
New York_ 7-10 Out Out
Detroit- 3-1 7-lft 2-5
Cleveland_ 3-1 7-10 2-5
Chicaco- 8-1 3-1 Even
Boston_20-1 6-1 3-1
Washington ... 30-1 10-1 4-1
Philadelphia ... 75-1 30-1 15-1
6t. Louis_100-1 40-1 20-1
The odds-on price against the
Yankees—7 to 10—is as short as any in
the history of baseball. Spring trouble
or no spring trouble. Dr. Doyle be
lieves they outclass all rivals.
As Doyle Sees It.
"Last year's pennant-winner is al
most always this year's favorite,” says
the scientist, scratching his sun-baked
scalp, "but, with the Yankees, it's more
than that. They won by 13 games last
season, didn't they? And by even more
the year before? And they don't look
any weaker on paper, do they? Well,
Who's going to knock 'em down?”
If any one attends to this detail at
all. Dr. Doyle expects it will be Detroit
or Cleveland, which clubs he rates on
a par in the runner-up position.
''Cleveland, as usual, is the dark
horse that can burn up the league if
it ever gets going,” he says. “With
Allen, Harder and Feller, the Indians
have the strongest front-line pitching
in the business. They have a sensa
tional rookie in the place where it will
do them the most good, third base, and
their catching is improved by Hemsley,
with Pytlak around to help him.
“Detroit has the power, nearly as
much as the Yankees. I don't know
how Cochrane will manage from the
bench, but, with York, Greenberg and
Gehrmger, he can match Gehrig,
Dickey and Di Maggio for straight
away blasting at the plate. That's why
you have to figure Detroit—power.
Their pitching is doubtful, and I hear
the Tigers have a couple of problems
in the infield.
Chicago has a chance to be up
there too, in spite of Appling's broken
leg. The Red Sox just possibly might
get to clicking, and, if they do, thev'il
be hard to stop. But, in that league,
it's the Yankees on top. with Detroit
and ^ Cleveland making the race.
That's how it looks to me, son.”
National Causes Headache.
When he comes to consider the
National League, a look of wariness
settles upon the doctor’s honest face.
In the days when he worked with
Kinstein, investigating graft and cor
ruption in the square root of pi, Dr.
Doyle used to get headaches pretty
regularly. The National League has
the same effect on him.
It s a tough layout for the price
maker,” he says. "People sometimes
scream to me that I make the prices
too short, but what are you going to
do when you have three or four clubs
bunched together with any one of
them capable of coming through and
ruining you? At that. I am laying
fi to 1 against Pittsburgh, the same
club that nearly scared me to death
last year when it was winning all
those games.”
“On paper, the Giants and Cubs
look best. They have balance—
pitching, defense, enough hitting to
get by. I put the Giants first because
they won last year in pretty much
the same competition and because of
the extra defensive tightness that
makes so much difference in a tight
league. But the cubs are just about
as good.
Cardinals Worry Him.
“St. Louis has some pretty fair
power lying around loose, and the
Cards worry me. They look awkward
and unsettled, but, if they get to
gether. and the big fella (Dean) is
back in form, they might take it all.
Pittsburgh seems to be the same old
Pittsburgh. Plenty of class, no win.
“I know I am going to get quite a
iot of play from the citizens or. Cin
cinnati and Boston to finish in the
money. The Rods were the cellar
club last year, but they got a great
new manager and they seem to be
smoothed out. Boston is always up
there, ball players or no ball players.”
Dr. Doyle expects the betting to be
heaviest in the Detroit, Cleveland and
Chicago sectors.
“There are always lots of people in
those towns, American League people,
who figure this is the year the Yankees
will get it in the throat. And maybe
they're right this time. I only hope I
don't get it along with the Yankees.”
(Copyright. 1938. by the North American
Newspaper Alliance, Inc.)
Sports Program
For Local Fans
TODAY.
Baseball.
Washington vs. Boston (N. L.),
Gastonia. N. C.
Central vs. Georgtown Prep,
Garrett Park, Md., 3:30.
Washington-Lee High vs. Falls
Church, Ballston, Va., 3:30.
Boxing.
George Abrams vs. Jimmy Jones,
eight rounds, feature bout, Tur
ner's Arena, 8:30.
Track.
Maryland vs. Washington and
Lee, Lexington, Va.
Maryland Frosh vs. Episcopal,
Alexandria, Va., Z.
TOMORROW.
Baseball.
Washington vs. Boston (N. L.),
Richmond. Va.
Anacostia vs. Wilson, Eastern
Stedium (public high title series),
1:15.
A
20 YEARS AGO
IN THE STAR.
Joe Judge, National first sacker,
collected three hits out of four
tries in a 5-5 game with Philadel
phia at Greenville, S. C„ which
was called at the end of the tenth
because of darkness.
Johnny Ertle. claimant to the
world's bantamweight crown by
virtue of a win on a foul over Kid
Williams in St. Paul, lost a 15
round decision to Pat Moore, the
Memphis freak, in Baltimore.
The broadest program of high
school baseball competition ever
scheduled has varsity and fresh
men teams from all schools lined
up for a championship series.
Supplementary Nominations
Close Friday—Race Now
Worth $62,025.
Ay tte Associated Press.
BALTIMORE, April 11.—Additional
stars are due to be entered in an al
ready brilliant field Friday—closing
day for supplementary nominations
for the 48th running of the Preakness,
classic for 3-year-old thoroughbreds
which Pimlico officials hope will be
worth $80,000 this year.
Seventy-seven horses — including
such standouts as Stagehand, winner
of this year's $100,000 Santa Anita
Handicap and $50,000 Derby; Fighting
Fox, Menow. Nedayr, Wise Fox, Sir
Raleigh, Dauber, The Chief and Red
breast—already are eligible for the
mile and three-sixteenths feature here
May 14 New rules permit the supple
mentary nominations by April 15 upon
payment of $1,500.
Race Now Worth $62,025.
The race already is worth $62,025,
made up from the $50,000 added by
the Maryland Jockey Club and nomi
nation fees already paid. The supple
mentary nominations plus the $500 fee
to be paid by each starter will raise
the gross purse to $80,000, jockey club
officials predict.
Such a purse, of which $10,000
will go to second. $5,000 to third and
$2,000 to fourth, would make this
Preakness America's richest race for
3-year-olds.
War Admiral, last year’s outstand
ing 3-vear-old, earned $45,600 for
Owner Samuel D. Riddle with his 1937
Preakness victory.
Pimlico officials have received no
notice of supplementary nominations,
but it is regarded as almost certain
A. C. Compton will name his speedy
chestnut colt, Sun Egret.
Sun Egret Established.
Winner of six of eight starts this
year, the colt definitely established
himself as an outstanding 3-year-old
with his victory Saturday in the
$3,500 Bowie Spring Handicap. He
coasted home two and a half lengths
ahead over the muddy mile-and-70
yard course.
Sun Egret already is eligible for the
Kentucky Derby and is regarded as a
certain starter, especially if the track
is muddy.
In both the Derby and the Preak
ness he will have another chance
against Maxwell Howard's Stage
hand. Howard's colt, trained by the
famous jockey. Earle Sande, bested
Sun Egret in the $50,000 Santa Anita
Derby February 22.
HOYA GOLFERS SEEK
MASON-DIXON TITLE
Shea, Dettweiler and Nee Among
Starry Field at White
Sulphur Springs.
By the Associated Press.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.
Va., April 11—A star-studded field
of amateurs tees off today in the
qualifying round of the eighteenth
annual Mason and Dixon amateur
golf championships.
Among the topnotchers was William
L. Shea. Middle Atlantic champion
and member of the Georgetown Uni
versity team, who turned in a 73 on a
trial round of the new No. 1 par-70
course yesterday.
Others scheduled to enter the tour
ney were: Frank Strafaci of Brook
lyn. recent winner of the North and
South play at Pinehurst, N. C.; Ross
Somerville of Canada; R. B. Pres
cott, Roger Prescott, J. W. Gilbert of
Detroit: G. J. Mulroy of West Orange,
N. J.; Lennox Haldeman of Chicago;
Morton McCarthy of Norfolk, Va.;
R. E. Barbour of Paterson, N. J.,
medalist last year; A1 Dollins of Cov
ington, Va.; Gerald Shattuck of New
York City. A. F. Lynch of Scarsdale,
N. Y.; William E. Dettweiler and
Capt, Maurice Nee of Georgetown
University, A1 Marshall and Martin
Dumler, jr„ of Cincinnati; J. B. Ryer
son of New York and John C. Dav
ison of Springfield, Mass.
235-POUNDER RASSLES
Harry Jacobs in Semi-Final Spot
on Thursday’s Card Here.
Harry Jacobs, colorful 235-pound
grappler, has been signed by Promoter
Joe Turner to twist In semi-final
support of the Jim Londos-Dropkick
Murphy feature mat match at Tur
ner’s Arena Thursday night with Ivan
Vakturoff, powerful Russian.
Jacobs last week pinned Pancho
Valdez, while Vakturoff flattened
Boris Demitroff.
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TAKOMA TIGERS BOOK.
Games with strong unlimited nines
in and around Washington now are
being booked for the season by the
Takoma Tigers. Teams in Rock
ville, Colesville, Kensington and Snug
Harbor especially are challenged. Call
Georgia 5499.
TUFFY A HURLER, TOO.
Tuffy Leemans, New York pro foot
ball star, allowed S. Kann’s Sons Co.
only one hit in hurling the Sterling
A. C. to a 5-1 victory on the re
flecting pool diamond.
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7-UP TOSSERS BEATEN.
Nicking the combined pitching of
Helmer and Baroni for 10 hits, the
Wilkes-Barre Barons of the Eastern
League trimmed the 7-Up diamondera,
11-5, yesterday at Frederick, Md.
*
Ohio State Winning Squad
in A. A. U. Meet is Tuned
by Odd Devices.
Er the Associated Press.
COLUMBUS. Ohio, April 11.—Top
notch swimming teams are produced
w’ith the aid of mirrors and “dry
diving,” believes youthful Coach Mike
Peppe, who piloted a bunch of Ohio
State University sophomores and
juniors to the first National A. A. U.
senior championship won by a college
squad.
Peppe pronounces his name “Peppy”
and lives up to it. He uses large
mirrors at the end of his training
pool to correct form faults in his
swimmers and has sandpits under his
diving boards to save time.
The system has worked pretty well
for the stocky, black-haired Buckeye
mentor, too.
Prospects for 1939 Rosy.
This year the Bucks won the Big
Ten meet, were nosed out of the in
tercollegiate title by one point after
defeating Michigan, the winner, three
times previously, and won their first
national title Saturday in the A. A. U.
meet.
Next year?
“We'll lose Jim Patterson, who was
just nosed out by A1 Patnik in the
3-meter dive,” said Peppe, “but I have
high hopes that Earl Clark and George
Karst, members of the frosh squad,
will fill this gap. All other members
of the varsity will be back.
“The mirrors give swimmers who
don't react properly to verbal instruc
tions an opportunity to observe their
own form. By swimming directly
toward the mirrors they can see what
they do incorrectly and overcome
their faults.”
Sandpit Dive Saves Time.
"The sandpit with a springboard
is invaluable for teaching proper
technique in diving. The boys don't
have to climb out of the pool every
time."
The sandpit is used mostly in the
fall. It is not recommended for high
diving.
The also rans in Saturday's na
tional A. A. U. meet were:
Michigan, 1912; Princeton, 17: Har
vard, 1CM2; Miami Biltmore Club, 10;
New York A. C. and Yale, 5 each;
Iowa and Providence Boys’ Club, 3
each; Detroit A. C., 2, and unat
tached, 14.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
American Now Is Only Two
Games Behind—Bengals
and Cards Advance.
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, April 11.—Although
they received theeir first defeat of
the spring training schedule in their
first encounter with big league opposi
tion, Col. Gabby Street's St. Louis
Browns today are still kingpins of the
Grapefruit League.
That one trimming, by the Chicago j
Cubs, is the lone blot on the Brownies’
18-game record. Since their closest
rivals, the Pittsburgh Pirates and De
troit Tigers, each have lost five games,
and the opening of the major league
campaign is only a week away, it’s a
record that’s likely to make the St.
Louisans champions of the citrus cir
cuit for 1938.
Junior League Picks lip.
The Tigers, winners in all seven of
their games last week, came up from
fourth to a tie for second and pushed
the New York Giants down to fourth
place. But the St. Louis Cardinals, also
winning seven, made the biggest ad
vance, from tenth to fifth. The Red
birds’ record is 17 and 10 and the
Giants’ 16 and 6.
The National Leaguers saw their
margin in inter-league competition cut
considerably. The standing now is;
National, 44; American, 42, compared
to the 36-31 score of a week ago.
Top team in inter-league competi
tion is the Pittsburgh Pirates, unbeaten
in three starts, all against the Chicago
White Sox. The Browns have won two
out of three from the Cubs and, among
the more active, the Boston Red Sox
and Cincinnati Reds are even at nine
victories and six defeats.
The standings:
Inter- Intra- All
Team. league, league, games.
St. Louis (A.) .. 2-1 0-0 17-1
Pittsburgh <N.) _ 6-0 2-1 16-5
Detroit <A.) 7-5 4-0 16-5
New York <N.) _ 7-0 6-0 1H-6
St. Louis tN.) H-6 6-6 17-10
Philadelphia <A.) . 6-5 1-6 10-11
Cleveland <A.i _ 7-0 6-1 16-0
Cincinna i <N.)_ 0-0 6-6 16-0
Chicaeo <N.) _ S-H 1-2 16-10
Boston tA.) 0-0 0-0 12-10
New York (A.)_ 0-0 0-0 16-11
Boston <N) 4-7 5-6 14-12
Philadelphia (N.) _ 4-4 0-6 11-11
Washington <A.) _ 2-5 0-4 0-10
Brooklyn (N.)_ 6-5 6-5 0-11
Chicaeo (A.) _ 6-10 0-0 7-12
D. C. SWIMMERS FAIL
Schmitt’s Third in Harrisburg
Meet Paces Local Trio.
Washington swimmers failed to fig
ure prominently in national tank
events at Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday
night. Karl Schmitt, Y. M. C. A.
natator, finishing a close third in
the junior national 50-yard free-style
race to pace the local contingent.
Betty Strohecker, District back
stroke champion, and An Bono, local
free-style title holder, missed the
finals of their respective specialties
by a touch.
CARDINAL A. C. VICTOR.
With Hayes and Phillips leading the
attack, the Cardinal A. C. spanked
Ashton Heights, Va., midget dia
monders, 15-6, to capture its first start
of the season.
PARK VIEW ON TOP.
Behind the pitching of John Hoy,
Park View Business Men softballers
trounced Carr Bros. & Boswell tossers,
6-5, at Hyattsville.
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AL COE HOT ON HILL.
A1 Coe struck out 19 men as the
Glrardians walloped Herndon A. C.,
17-1, to take both ends of a double
header. Movie Operator* bowed in the
i first came, ll-i.
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No Longer Worth While for
Edwards to Boot Oval
Out of Bounds.
By BILL DISMER, JR.
One of five new rules adopted by
the National Football League at Pitts
burgh yesterday may have been aimed
directly at Turk Edwards, captain of
Washington’s champion Redskins, but
two others work to the distinct bene
fit of Edwards’ most illustrious team
mate, Slingin’ Sam Baugh.
Although all future out-of-bounds
kick-offs by Edwards will be brought
back to the opposing 45-yard line in
stead of the 35, Baugh's role as a
passer will be protected and en
hanced—if that is possible—by a
pair of rule changes.
Realizing that passers like Baugh
and Arnold Herber of Green Bay have
come in for some pretty rough han
dling by opposing linesmen, the legis
lators provided protection by em
powering the referee to penalize 15
yards for deliberate roughing of a
passer after the ball has left his hands.
The change whereby Baugh’s out
standing skill is enhanced is in the
rule which now makes passes incom
pleted in the end zone touchbacks
only on fourth down. Hitherto any
pass landing incomplete in the end
zone went to the opposing team, re
gardless of down.
Substitute Rule Altered.
A fourth rule adopted by the com
mittee was the result of an incident
in Washington s final home game last
fall with Green Bay in which Ed
Janowski, Packer back, was forced to
continue play, although injured, be
cause rules prevented the return of a
player who had been taken out in the
fourth quarter. The change permits
any two players withdrawn from a
game during the fourth period to re
enter once.
The fifth and final new rule
changes all penalties against defensive
teams within the 10-yard line to one
half the distance to the goal-line.
No rule regarding punts was
changed, but official scorers next fall
were ordered to keep a record of all
kicks originating inside the 40-yard
line which go out of bounds. The
committee, composed of the coaches
of five teams, stated that they and
their fellow mentors felt it was not
difficult for any kicker to boot the
ball out of bounds inside the 20-yard
line if he has to kick only 25 or 30
yards. If next season's statistics
prove their contention, all such punts
may be ruled touchbacks and put in
play on the 20.
Marshall's Plea In Vain.
That Owner George Marshall did all
he could to bring the Chicago Bears
here next fall for the scheduled game
with the Redskins has been proved to
the complete satisfaction of this writer.
Not only were letters and telegrams
written to George Halas. owner-coach
of the Bears, imploring the playing of
the game here, but an offleial request
was made to Joe Carr, president of the
league.
Carr agreed with Marshall that the
scheduling of the game at Griffith
Stadium would benefit four other
league members, in addition to the
Bears and Redskins, inasmuch as the
Washington season ticket sale would
be boosted, could it insure a peek at
the Redskins’ prized victim last year.
Because so many fans would be anxious
to obtain a seat for the Bear game,
more season tickets would be sold and
the Eastern teams’ share of the gate
receipts would be increased simultane
ously.
Marshall pointed out that Chicago
will have seen the Redskins twice be
fore the 1938 season opens as the All
Star game will be played there on
September 1. President Carr, however,
had no power to order the transfer of
the game which was a matter between
the club managements and Halas re
fused to accede to Marshall's request.
Stan
(Continued From Page A-13.)
left field. And here's what hap
pened :
Washington was held to seven hits
and a 2-2 tie. Of the seven hits
Wright made three, and he drove
across one of the runs. The next
day, which would be yesterday, Taft
played again. In the first inning
against Charlotte he singled and drove
across a run, making it 1-0 in favor
of the Washingtonians. In the sec
ond inning he hit a tremendous home
run out of the ball park, scoring two
runners ahead of him and running
the score to 7-1.
The Charlottes began to get to
Wright in the fourth inning. They
held him to a double. They got him
for fair in the sixth, when Second
Baseman Jerry Lynn risked decapita
tion by flinging himself in front of
a drive by Wright and throwing him
out. In the eighth First Baseman
Pritchard was knocked down by Taft's
smash, but he got him out, although
Wright drove across another run.
Man Who Produces Runs.
Wright is not a pretty ball player
to watch. He has none of Almada’s
grace in catching a fly, nor has he a
throwing arm like Stone. “But Hack
Wilson wasn’t pretty, either,” observed
Harris, “and he was a good man. He
drove across those base runners.
“Believe me,” added Bucky, “I’m
serious about having an open mind on
this left-field job. We've got a great
‘name player’ in Simmons and we've
got a Washington favorite in Goslin,
but I’m going to play the guy who
produces from now until opening day.
Sentiment and reputation don’t mean
a thing to me.”
Incidentally, as a parting math
ematical shot, Wright is hitting ex
actly .500 for 11 games, most of which
he appeared in as a pinch hitter.
He has batted 20 official times, scored
three runs, made 10 hits, including
two doubles, a triple and two homers,
and he has driven across nine runs.
The Nats’ victory yesterday was
nothing to boost their stock. Dutch
Leonard, showing the effects of too
much lay-off, was only fair. So was
Ken Chase. The Charlottes rapped
them for 14 hits, but Washington's
six runs in the second inning put the
game on ice.
It was a big day in Charlotte, how
ever, for an overflow "deadhead”
crowd of 7,000 turned out. A crowd
of 3,000 more wu turned away for
lack of room.
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v No more promising young pitcher of modern times
wore a spiked shoe and toeplate than Wesley Cheek
Ferrell when the handsome, high-strung right-hander
broke into the American League with Cleveland in 1930.
In his first four seasons with the Indians he won well
over 20 games per year.
Suddenly, in 1933, the Ferrell fast ball disappeared
with the coming of a mysterious arm ailment. He was
adjudged washed up. Physicians diagnosed his case
as bursitis, and wagged their heads regretfully. Wesley
quit baseball.
It was Buckey Harris, lacking pitching at Boston
in 1934, who lured Wes back into baseball. He had no
fast ball, but Ferrell had control, a good head and a
fighting heart. He changed his style of pitching, spin
ning slow curves off his fingers and pitching to spots.
His fast ball had two speeds . . . slow and slower.
But he won 14 games and lost 5 in half a season in
1934, and the following year he won 25 and lost 14. In
1936 he won 20 and dropped 15. but last season, after
coming to Washington in a June trade, he was plagued
by hard luck and finished with only 14 wins as against
19 defeats.
He Is faster now than at any time since his arm
became sore, and should be good for several more years
of pitching. He takes defeat to heart more than almost
any player since Ty Cobb, although Wes, in his tant
rums. blames only himself. He is known to break wrist
watches, tear up his glove and rip his uniform to shreds
after losing ball games.
Wes was so fine a prospect that he spent next to
no time in the minors. Cleveland acquired him in 1927,
farmed him out to Terre Haute part of the 1928 sea
son, and recalled him in the fall. Therafter he was in
the majors to stay, with the exception of his brief vol
untary retirement.
Wes is only 30 years old, having been born in
Greensboro, N. C, February 2, 1908. Stands 6 feet 1
inch and weighs 195 pounds. Is one of the best looking
men in baseball and is regarded as Hollywood material.
Is a stanch believer in astrology and daily hitches
his wagon to the stars. He bats so well that he fre
quently Is used to pinch hit for other pitchers. Like
Brother Rick he is unmarried. F. E. S.
MURPHY WILL KICK
AT H ON MAT
Burning for Revenge, John
Will Toss Feet in Jim’s
Direction Thursday.
Statuesque Jim Londos, greatest box
office attraction in grappling history,
will toil with Dr. John (Dropkick)
Murphy, current favorite of local mat
followers, in the feature match of the
weekly card Thursday night »t Tur
ner’s Arena.
Murphy, who suffered his only local
defeat through the medium of an air
plane spin as employed by Londos. has
cut a wide swathe among twisters here,
flattening every opponent except Jim
and another Greek. Jesse James, with
whom he squirmed an hour and a
half to a draw.
Visit Third for Londos.
Londos. claiming the international
championship by virtue of recognition
in Australia, South Africa, Greece,
South American and Maryland as the
titleholder, has appeared here twice
previously this season, spilling Billy
Bartush in addition to Murphy.
Murphy's aparent ease, generalship,
smiling manner and those drop-kicks
which have leveled many opponents
have served to buoy his popularity
here and a capacity crowd is expected
to view him in action against the for
mer world champion.
Promoter Joe Turner, who is nurs
ing fond hopes of obtaining either
Crusher Casey or Bronko Nagurski as
an opponent for Londos this summer
at Griffith Stadium, is lining up an
attractive preliminary program.
AGGIES LEAD SOFTIES
Agriculture is on top the U. F. W. A.
Softball League today as a result of
its second victory in two weeks. It
trounced S. E. C„ 7-2. yesterday in a
game marked by the hitting of Heston
and Shikar. Long pitched for the
winners.
Social Security defeated Labor, 8-2,
in the game's other day with Dauber
on the mound. Lopes and Pinnix
each got three hits for Security.
ROD AND STREAM
By GEORGE E. HUBER.
A trout season opening a little earlier
and lasting a week longer than last
season has been scheduled for West
Virginia, with fishing set to start
April 30 and end July 10. Other
regulations are the same, a 6-inch
limit on brook trout and 8 inches for
browns and rainbows. Creel limits
are not more than 10 brookies in one
day, not more than 10 brown and rain
bow combined, or not more than 15
in the aggregate of all species.
West Virginia has many excellent
trout streams, especially in the Mo
nongahela National Forest, and for
tunately for Washington anglers the
best trout counties lie along the Vir
ginia border, closer to the city than
many streams in Southern Virginia or
Northern Maryland.
If you like rainbow trout the
State has stocked thousands of
adults in the larger streams
such as the headwaters of the
Elk River In Webster and Ran
dolph Counties.
Brook trout may be found in many
streams. Glady Fork and Shavers Pork
of the Cheat River in Randolph Coun
ty and Gandy Creek in the same
county to mention only a few. If you
like wilder country drop down to the
Marlinton or the Webster Springs
section and take in the Cherry, Cran
berry and Williams River fishing
grounds.
Good Streams in Greenbrier.
Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Ran
dolph Counties are closest to Wash
ington, and contain, in our estima
tion, the State's best trout fishing.
Here are some notes on conditions
there:
Greenbrier—Meadow Creek and
north fork of Anthony Creek. Little
Clear Creek, south branch and upper
portion of Big Clear Creek. Spring
Creek for browns and brooks; Cul
bertson Creek for browns and rain
bows; Big Laurel, Little Laurel. . ,uth
fork of Cherry River for brooks and
rainbows; north fork of Cherry for
brooks.
Randolph — Shavers Fork,
from the high falls above Bemis
to the county line, is full of fish.
Rainbows are below Cabin
Falls and brooks above.
Elkwater has brook and rainbow.
Mill Creek, from Tygarts Valley to
the falls, and Gandy Creek for brook;
Cassity Creek, near Mabie, for brook
and some rainbow; Laurel Fork and
Glady Fork for brook and rainbow.
Other Streams in Pocahontas.
Pocahontas—Hills Creek, north fork
of Deer Creek, Little River (tributary
to west fork of Greenbrier River),
south fork of Cranberry and the Wil
liams River below the Black Mountain
C. C. C. camp all have trout. Some
brookies also are below the C. C. C.
camp, but the water there is better
for browns and rainbow.
Good rainbow waters are Lo
cust Creek, east and west forks
of Greenbrier River, Cranberry
River below the forks, Elk River
at Slaty Forks and the Cheat
River at Spruce.
Some portions ot the streams listed
above are closed, but all are open for
at least part of the way and good
trout fishing can be found on public
waters. In addition to these streams
there are hundreds of miles of others
which offer fair to medium fishing.
The license fee for non-residents is
$5. but the State does have a tourist
license which can be had for $1 a day.
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ABRAMS ON SPOT
IN JONKBATTLE
Must Win Tonight to Prove
He Can Go Places—Big
Crowd Expected.
By BURTON HAWKINS.
Before a crowd which is expected to
bulge the walls of anemic Turner's
Arena another local fistic prospect
tonight will face a crossroad in an
embryonic career. Blocking the path
of 19-vear-old George Abrams, gen
erally conceded to be the finest mid
dleweight gem ever developed here,
will be the experienced Jimmy Jones of
Baltimore, a “spoiler” of mild fame.
On the strength of flattening
Abrams with a sizzling right in the
fifth round of their first engagement
three weeks ago, the beetle-browed
Jones has been installed an 8*5 fa
vorite in the eight-round battle. Thus,
in his nineteenth professional bout,
George for the first time will be swing
ing as a distinct underdog.
Less than a year removed from am
ateur ranks, where he cut a swathe
comparable to other local favorites
who preceded him into the paid clan,
notably Marty Gallagher and Lou Gev
inson, Abrams will be extremely cau
tious against Jones, a fighter who ob
serves ring etiquette only when he
deems it necessary. George acquired
that bit of discretion in a somewhat
painful lesson from Jimmy in their
previous collision.
No Longer Too Polite.
Abrams is certain to be an im
proved fighter from that standpoint.
He has shed the polite tactics of am
ateur scrapping and no more will
emerge from a clinch with his hands
hanging helplessly at his sides.
Possession of a 17-bout victory streak
before clashing with Jones, the popu
lar Jewish boy still is in the process
of development. His success in wallop
ing the parade of freaks and antiques
placed before him forced his manager,
Syd Fishel, to book more talented foes
for George. Matchmaker Goldie
Ahearn brought in Jones and the sea
soned battler detected a flaw in
Abrams’ ring equipment which will kill
his chances of reaching ringdom's
stratosphere unless remedied imme
diately.
It would be nice to report that flaw
had been polished during the last w eek,
but George still has an irritating habit
of dropping his left hand after con
necting with a jab. Jones will be con
tent to take that jab in order to con
tact Abrams’ chin with a counter right
cross. If he lands George will land
on the canvas.
Was Ahead When Kayoed.
George, however, still is a promising
fighter. The incessant bleating by
Fishel about elevating his left hand
may sink in before ring time and if so,
Abrams holds a rosy chance of cap
turing the decision. He was ahead on
points when Jones reached his jaw last
time, but hardly has the zip in his
punches to level the Baltimore boy.
Abrams must win tonight or start
over again in an effort to amass a big
following.
Abe Denner, originally scheduled to
meet Ray Ingram in an eight-round
semi-final, has been ordered to rest a
month, and Johnny Dube, New York
featherweight, will substitute. A six
rounder will find Carl Dell bumping
into Joe Reno, while an opening four
round bout, slated to get under way at
8:30 o'clock, lists Rusty Baker with
Buddy Thomas.
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Ramsdell and Stuart Head Teams
to Club Victories.
Teams captained by Fred Ramsdell
and R. D. Stuart won 50 and 25 tar
get shoots at the National Capital
Skeet Club yesterday. Ramsdell's
team, which he paced with a score
of 45, outshot R. E. Stuart's com
bination, 232-228. and R. D. Stuart's
team’s score of 70 was better than
two others in the event.
The scores:
Five-Man Team Match.
Ramsdell_40 stuary _4S
Kay Coe_40 Joiner_47
Coppola _48 Currey _42
Gamble-44 Stuart.Jr._45
Watson-45 Singer __40
Total-272 Total_22S
Three-Man Team Match.
Currey __ 21 K Coe_2ft Stuart.sr__ 14
Coppola _ 20 Dehoe 2u Ramsdell.. 24
Watson_24 W.Coe_20 Stuart.jr__ 22
Total _ _ 65 Total _ 62 Total __70
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