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Vital Cub-Card Deal Takes Gloss Off American League Preview
OPENING EVE MOVE
IS UNPRECEDENTED
Dean’s Shift Upsets Senior
Loop Forecasts—Major
Pilots Optimistic.
By GAYLE TALBOT,
Associated Press Sport* Writer.
NEW YORK, April 18 —The breath
taking deal that sent Dizzy Dean, one
of t£e game's great pitchers, from the
8t Louis Cardinals to the Chicago
Cubs In exchange for three players
and a cash sum estimated up to
• 150,000 still had the boys standing
around with their mouths a.1ar today
a« the big campaign got off to a Jerky
•tart at Washington and Boston.
Catching everybody except the two
clubs concerned flat-footed, the trans
action caused bookmakers to shatter
all speed records In revising their odds
on the National League scramble,
brought a hurricane of protest from j
St. Louis fans, and generally scraped j
the polish oft the American League j
previews, in which the champion flew j
York Yankees engaged the Boston Rail
Sox and Washington's Nationals en
tertained Connie Mack's Philadelphia
Athletics.
Never so far back as anybody could
remember had a development so vitally
affecting a pennant race been
broached on the eve of conflict. Dean
scarcely will have time to move and
And his fit in a Cubs' uniform before
all 16 teams in the two leagues go off
In a cloud of dust tomorrow.
Erlach Moody. Grimm Gloati.
Manager Frankie Frisch of the
Cards maintained a moody silence on
the loss of his crack right-hander,
refused to say how it would affect his
team's chances. In the past, Frisch
on numerous occasions has said pri
vately that he would love to struggle
along without Dean’s eccentric serv
ices. But Dean has been a much
easier gent to get along with this
spring and there was no doubt that
Frisch and the Card players had high
hopes “Ole Dlz'' was going to make a
comeback and help pitch them to a
pennant
Charley Grimm of the Cubs made
no attempt to conceal his delight at i
acquiring such a pitcher as Dean. If;
Dizzy regains his olden form the Chi
cago mound staff will be a power
house.
"I’m tickled to death we got him,”
said Cholly. "I wouldn’t say this will
mean the National League pennant,
but it makes us better prepared.”
In the opinion of a majority, this
was putting it mildly. The average
reaction among the fans was, "Well,
that means that the Cubs are in.”
But Bill Terry of the Giants refused
to make any such concession. He.
doesn't think Dean's got it any more.
Terry Is Skeptical.
*1 don't believe for a minute that
the man traded to Chicago is the
Dizzy Dean we have known,” said Bill.
"I don’t believe that Branch Rickey
would have let him go if he still were
a potential 20-game winner. So this
deal doesn’t necessarily make the
Cub6 a favorite to win the pennant.
Until I hear that Dean still is the
pitcher he was two years ago. I will
go on picking the Giants to win
again.”
With Dean gone and Curt Davis, ob
tained from Chicago in the deal, his
only potential pitching replacement,
the Cards go into the race a crazy
quilt club, weak except in their hit
ting. Some think they might even
slip into the second division. Pitts
burgh looks the only outfit capable of;
mixing it with the Cubs and Giants.
"We won't buckle this year,” prom
ised Manager Pie Traynor of the
Pirate*. "We have pitchers who can
go the route and we’re as strong or ;
stronger at every position than last!
year. We're headed for high places.” 1
No other National League pilot held '
out pennant hopes. Following is their '
comment on the festivities now at 1
hand.
Casey Stengel. Boston: "We have I
the best pitching staff In the league J
and are hitting better than last year. i
I'm saying fourth place, with a chance
to do even better.” i
McKeehnie Not Boastful. <
Bill McKeehnie. Cincinnati: ‘The '
Reds finished in the coal hole last year,
27 games behind the fourth-place
Cardinals. Clubs don’t Improve 27
games overnight, so count us out of the
first division.”
Burleigh Grimes. Brooklyn: “What’s
the use of my picking the spot where
the Dodgers will finish. They’ll pick
their own spot, and I hope It’s several
notches higher than last year.”
Jimmy Wilson, Philadelphia: "No
reason we can't finish fifth with any ,
break in luck. I honestly believe I
have a better team than last year.”
American League managers quoth
as follows:
Joe McCarthy, New York: “If Gome*
and Ruffing are as good as they were
last season, most of my worries will
be over. I’ll get enough out of the
rest of them to beat Cleveland and
the other contending teams.”
Mickey Cochrane, Detroit: “Hard to
aay where we’re going. We’ve got Just
as much power as last year, but it’s
the pitching that's an ‘if.’ If Bridges
and some of these kids come through,
well be all right.”
Oecar Vitt, Cleveland: “I won’t even
admit I’ve go a good ball club. But
those pitchers look pretty good and
then there’s our new third baseman,
Ren Reltner.”
, Crenin, Harris Hopeful.
Joe Cronin, Boston: "We’ve got a
good hitting and fielding club, but
everything hinges on the pitching and
catching. If we get some help from
our young pitchers, we’ll make the first
gMskm."
Bueky Harris, Washington: “We
have perhaps the best hitting infield
in baseball. If Wes Herrell gets the
breaks hs deserves and Monte Weaver
comes back as we expect and my
rookies, Chase and Rrakauskas, come
through—look out!”
' Jimmy Dyke*, Chicago: “Luke Ap
pling’s loss was a hard blow to take.
If Lou Berger comes through in Ap
pling’s shortstop Job. well be in the
fight. If he does not, frankly, we’ll
be in a bad way.”
. Gabby Street; St. Louis: “I’m not
Making any rash prediction*, but I be
Bsve the team will do better than it
m last year.”
pYJonnie Mack, Athletics: “We won’t
make the first division this year, but
Dm encouraged by some of my young
pen. The Yankees have the edge
enr all of than, with or without Joe
S| Maggie.”
IwttMi »«■■«»■ Usa.
CUSDL1.
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At the dock of the Capital Yacht Club Judge Prentice Edrington, former international star
boat champion, and one of his crew, J. W. Webb, bend on sail aboard the sloop Lady Avon before
proceeding to Hains Point, where the trim craft later j con the 20-foot restricted class event.
The finish of this race, which was sailed over a 3-mile course around Hains Point, is shown
j ” 7
in the picture to the right, snapped from the committee boat. Lady Avon, the boat at the far
right, nosed out Ralph Youngs’ Myray by only five seconds. Twenty-three boats turned out for
the race in five classes as tune-up event of the Potomac River Sailing Association. Regular
spring series begins next Sunday. —Star Staff Photos.
GUILD'S RING CARD
LISTS STAR ARRAY
Speary, Who Has Won Four
Titles, Among Those to
Battle Friday.
Washington Newspaper Guild's
maiden effort to promote a boxing
show has brought forth a card
studded with amateur tltleholdera, all
fighting for glory. Friday night at Joe
Turner’s gymnasium on W street.
The National A. A. U. bantam
weight, Western Pennsylvania fly
weight, New- York golden gloves and
the Chicago-New York intercity golden
glovers made up the quartet of crowns
that are worn by Willie Speary, king
of the bantamweight division, who
hails from Nantlkoke. Pa.
He Is listed to tangle with Willie
Tapp, smooth-working 118-pounder,
who breezed through the recent Dis
trict A. A. u. senior tournament as
a representative of the Metropolitan
Police Boys’ Club, defeating William
Maske and Bernle Berry to win the
local title and the trip to the national
matches In New York.
Young Speary displayed a fast, hard
punch when he cleaned up the national
show in New York and la rated one
pf the best prospects brought up in
;olden glove ranks since Joe Lewis.
D. C. Lads Renew Fend.
Then there la that good standby
of prizefight promotion, the return
match, which especially is effective
in this case as it brings together two
lads whose previous engagement re
sulted in a decision not unanimously
sccepted by the fans. This time It
s Whitey France of the Police Boys’
Club and Jsck Claggett of the Na
:ional Guard. R-ance took the de
cision last time out at the local A. A. U.
Hatches.
Among the other titleholders who
ire on the card is* Leon J. Miller,
ocal amateur heavyweight champ, who
neets college-bred Leo Katallnas of
Catholic University. There’s a time
sorn argument around the prize ring
hat A. A. U. fighters are better than
jollege fighters or vice versa, accord
ng to whether or not you hold a
lachelor's degree, and this fight is go
ng to add weight to one side or the
ither.
Five other bouts are listed, among
hem Bernle Morris vs. Tony De Toto
if the Police Boys’ Club and Bill Nolan
if the National Guard vs. Vlnco De
*aula, Maryland State A. A. XT. champ.
Plenty of Action, but Little
Finesse Due Tonight in
Ring Feature Here.
Steve Mamakos. a sturdy Greek who
Ignores the niceties of ring maneuver
ing and pleases customers by wading
in to have his features carved, will
clash with Tony Ciaccio, a rather im
polite Norristown, Pa., importation, in
the feature eight-round bout tonight
at Turner's Arena.
Employing prestige as a gauge, the
fight means less than nothing, for
neither the courageous Mamakos or
swarthy Ciaccio ever has given any
indication of creating a atir in the
national fistic realm, but for action
the scrap is appealing.
Mamakos. despite shortcomings In1
other departments, is equipped with a
surplus of moxie, which, perhaps, is
another flaw in his ring repertoire.
The guy will drop under nothing less j
persuasive than a guillotine and his
pancaked ears and butchered features
are mute testimony to the fact that
it might be more merciful If he were
chilled more often. He thus would be
spared the severe shellackings he ap
parently Is doomed to absorb on every
occasion he meets a fighter of caliber.
Ciaccio a Rough Hombre.
Ciaccio likewise never has been ac
cused of beating even a faint re
semblance to Tunney and hardly is
a striking example of ring etiquette.
He actually outpointed George
Abrams In his debut here many weeks
ago. but sandwiched too much rough
stuff with his bopping, so loet the ver
dict.
Both Abrams and Toots Bernstein
effectively illustrated Mamakos is no
sizzling prospect, but the youthful
Greek at least is pleasing if you like
your hamburgering well done. Against j
a fighter of Ciaccio s mediocre ability. !
however, the somewhat tarnished !
Golden Greek may avoid being
chopped. i
Cowboy Howard Scott, local light
weight, will stack up against one
Johnny Murray of New York in an
other eight-rounder, while six-round
bouts will find Allie Rowan, New York
lightweight, meeting the veteran Joe
Temes, and El Brookman facing Joey
Spangler In a middleweight fuss.
D The four-round opener, slated to
get under way at 8:30 o'clock, lists
Fred Wallmyer, Richmond middle
weight, trading blows with Buddy
Thomas.
Diz, ‘Tickled Pink,’ Joins Cubs,
Declaring Arm ‘Feels Great’;
Reds Will Test It This Week
It the Assoc I»ted Press.
3X. LOUIS. April 18 — Dizzy Dean,
claiming to be his old self again,
litted from Chicago to St. Louis in
t cross-country double play that land
ed him today in Cincinnati, where
he threatened to mow down the
Reds—and all comers.
A little breathless from the quick
swap of a Cardinal uniform for that
Df the Chicago Cubs. "The Great
One,” who won 133 games for the
Cards in six years, avoided definite
victory predictions with "I'll take
’em as they come.”
It was a hectic week-end for Jerome
Herman and Mrs. Dean. Traded
Saturday, to Chicago 8unday to meet
bis new bosses, back to 8t. Louis to
grab his clothes and on to Cincin
nati, where he expected to pitch Wed
nesday or Thursday.
He barged in on St. Louis, where
tans still quivered from the shock
of losing Dizzy, to learn the Cards
had failed in an attempt to buy Van
Lingle Mungo from the Dodgers, terms
undisclosed.
"They probably ought to do some
thing like that,” he grinned.
"But I’ll bet they didn’t offer all
they got for me,” he added, quoting
the estimates that ran from $100,000
to $150,000 plus three players.
Bank Gets Dench, Dim Says.
"Most of that dough goea in the
bank," was Dizgy’a explanation.
Diz is "tickled pink’’ to be with the
Cubs. And he indicated they were far
from unhappy. ,
"You know, some of those guys
wanted to pinch me,” he Illustrated,
"just to be sum it was so.”
It was his salary am he pinched.
“No fooling, my am feels gnat”
Dizzy declared.
The 37-year-old former cotton
picker whom won and lost record
from 1833 through 1837 reads 18-5,
30-18, 30-7, 38-13, 34-13, 13-10,
wanted to know what the 8t Louis
fans thought of the trade announced
“for the best intercut” of the Cardi
nals.
He horned acme had echoed tag
Martin's dhmal "Time pou our pen
A
nant and world aeries money,” and
he added "You can't play cash on
the ball field.”
Sees Goad Season Ahead.
Diaay could shed no light on reasons
why the Cards "sold him up the
river.” *
"Those things just happen,” he
commented. "As far as I know,
things had been fine all spring, and
I sure khink I’m going to have a good
season.”
Again he flexed the arm that caused
Cardinal Boss Branch Rickey to ad
mit even after the trade, that "Dizzy
at his peak was about the most valu
able player in baseball.”
Announcement of the deal broke
without warning in the Cards’ club
house Saturday, just after Joe Med
wlck's homer gave the Cards a city
series victory over the Browns.
The Redbirds were blue. They
agreed "We’d have been a cinch with
DU,” and sought consolation in Pep
per Martin's suggestion ‘‘They’ll use
some of that dough to get Mungo.”
Besides cash, the Cardinals ob
tained Pitchem Curt Davis and Clyde
(Lefty) Shoun, and Outfielder Tuck
Stain back. President Sam Breadon
said* the Cubs got “no guarantees”
with Dean, apparently a reference to
the sore arm blamed for DUay’s worst
season. 1937.
Tea Broken in Game Here.
He had started that year in great
form. Then, in a Cardinal-Giant
series here May 19, a balk was called
and he protested. Two innings later
Jimmy Ripple claimed Dean tried to
“bean” him, and a general melee
ensued.
Lam than a month later, on June 2,
Dean was suspended for remarks al
legedly maligning President Ford
Prick of the National League, but
was reinstated two days afterward.
Ob July 7 a ball batted by Bari
Averill in the all-star game at Wash
ington cracked Dean’s big left toe
and kept him off the mound for two
weeks. Shortly afterward a pain in
hi* shoulder diagnosed as bursitis
pot the Cardinal alar virtually on the
shelf.
I
20 YEARS AGO
IN THE STAR.
New York handed Washington
an 8-7 defeat in a 12-inning gams
that went more than three hours.
Washington had several chances
to score hut missed most of them
and had 12 men left on baae.
Most of the favorites came
through in their first matches, at
the mid-April golf tournament at
Pinehurst, but two of them had to
go extra holes to win. Walter
Crooks of Brooklyn, who is tied
with Henry Fownes of Pittsburgh
for medalist honors, won from A.
T. Roberts of Detroit at the 19th
hole and C. L. Becker defeated
Thomas Morrison of Pittsburgh at
the 20th.
The scrap between Jess Willard
and Fred Fulton for the world
heavyweight boxing championship
has been set for July 4 at the mid
way district between St. Paul and
Minneapolis.
AMERICAN LEAGUE
BOWS BY 15GAMES
Reds Lead in Inter-Circuit
Play—Browns Are Big
Citrus Surprise.
tr the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. April 18 —The sur
prising St. Louis Browns and the
equally surprising National League
provided the main features of the
‘ Grapefruit League." which shut down
for the year today as the major circuits
opened their championship activities.
The Browns gained only an even
break in their eight games against
major league opposition, but they
breezed through minor opponents to
earn a total of 20 victories in 24 starts 1
and top the spring exhibition stand
ings.
National League on Top.
The final count for the inter-league
warfare this spring showed the Na
tional on top by 15 games. 68 to 53.
The Cincinnati Reds, with 14 victories
and 7 defeats and the Pirates with 5
and 2, compiled the best inter-league
records. In the Junior circuit only the
Boston Red Sox, who fared badly
otherwise, could gain the bulge over
National League rivals, winning 11
and losing 8.
The final "Grapefruit League"
standing:
Inter- Intra- All
league, league, games.
Browns_ 4-4 0-0 20-4
Pirates _ 5-2 2-1 20-7
Giants _ 12-8 3-0 21-8
Tigers - 7-9 4-0 18-9
Cardinals_ 7-7 3-3 21-12
Reds -14-7 3-3 18-11
Cubs -12-10 1-2 18-12
Athletics- 3-0 1-3 20-14
Yankees _ 7-8 0-0 18-13
Bee* - 8-9 6-3 18-14
Phillle*- 4-4 0-3 10-13
Dodger* _ 0-8 3-5 14-12
Indians - 9-11 3-1 15-14
Red Sox-11-8 0-0 14-14
Senators _ 3-8 0-4 12-14
White Sox- 9-14 0-0 10-16
HOME FOLKS TO SEE
KANSAN MILE STARS
Cunningham, San Bomani Are
Matched for Special Bace
at Kansas Belays.
By the Associated Press.
LAWRENCE, Kans., April 18.—Two
favorite sons who have been giving
the home folk* the run around will
run around for the home folks next
Saturday at the 16th annual Uni
versity of Kansas relays, and the fans
hopefully speculated today on the pos
sibility of a new world record for the
mile.
Glenn Cunningham, returning to
the same packed cinders where he
first nibbled at fame, and Archie 8an
Romani, former Emporia (Kans.) State
Teachers’ College athlete, will compete
in a special mile race which headline!
the Jayhawk classic.
They will not run alone, at least
not all the way. Completing the field
of four of the greatest milers of
all time will be Don Lash, the dura
ble former Indiana distance man, and
Gene Venske, termed Cunningham’s
shadow after years of dogging the
steps of the perennial Kansan.
Exhibition Tilts
By the Associated Press.
Baltimore (X.). 8: Washington (A.). 8.
New York IN.), 6: Cleveland-(A ). S.
New York (A.). 14; Brooklyn (N.). IS.
St. Louis lA.). 6: 8t. Louis IN.). 4.
Boston (A ). 2- Boston IN.), 1.
Chicago (N.i. 7; Chicago (A.). 6.
Cincinnati (N.), 7; Detroit A.), 8 (18
innings).
Jersey City (I.). B: Phlladelnhia (A). 4.
Newark II), 12; Philadelphia IN ). 1.
Plttabureh (N.). 16; Hutchinson (W.
_ A.*. 2.
Rochester II.), 12; Portsmouth (P.
Syracuse (I.). 6: Durham (P. L.I. 4.
fessis;
I
Consolation Scraps Also
Are on Fort Myer Bill
Thursday Night.
The big Fort Myer Riding Hall
which has played host all winter to
horse shows and exhibition drill* la
undergoing a radical change these
days. A square stage covered with
white canvas and encircled with ropes
U being erected in the center of the
infield, and around this about 3,000
seat* are being placed, bringing the
seating capacity of the Indoor stadium
to about 8.000.
All this is in preparation for the
finals of the 3d Corps Area boxing
tournament, scheduled for 8 o'clock
Thursday night, which for the first
time is being held where Washington
fans can get a good look at what our
corner of the Army is turning out in
the way of ring material. Some rf
the boys who will fight were seen in
the recent District A. A. U. bouta,
but added to theae will be the cream
of the boxers from all Army poets In
Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
D. C. Champs In Tourney.
One of the best cards In recent
years has been promised for this tour
nament, which will consist of seven
championships and seven consolation
fights, all handled under A. A. u.
rules. Among the champions who
will see ring action during the tour
ney is Leon J. Miller of Port Myer,
District A. A. U. heavyweight title
holder and one of the best lighters
to be turned out by the Army around
here recently.
Other top rank ringmen who have
entered are Ralph Harris of Port Bel
volr. District A. A. U. 160-pound
champion, who will be defending the
3d Corps Area 165-pound champion
ship; Ovid E. Crleder of Port Belvolr,
District A. A. XJ. 126-pound cham
pion, end Alton Forbes of Fort Mon
roe, who will be defending the 145
pound title won last year.
Quarter-final and semi-final bouts
will be held tomorrow and Tuesday
nights at Fort Belvoir, and these, too,
will offer some scrappy action.
Fighters From 14 Pests.
Preparations for the fights have
been going on since midwinter with
intermural and interpost matches at
the 14 Army posts in the corps area,
each of which is authorized to enter
a team to include one man in each
of the seven classes of 125-pound, 135
pound, 145-pound, 165-pound, 175
pound and unlimited heavyweight.
All posts have not entered full
teams, but it will take about 24 bouts
in each of the elimination nights to
get down to the finalists and consola
tion contenders for Thursday night’s
matches.
Several popular boxing figures from
Washington have been invited by
Army athletic officers to act as offi
cials. Among these are Jimmy Lake,
announcer; Eddie La Fond and H. L.
Miller, referees, and Col. J. O. Peg an
and Dr. O. U. Singer, Judges.
CHANCE FOR MIDGETS
ATCHISON, Kans. (£>).—The frail,
baepectaeled youth who In .the past
has watched the varsity letters go to
more robust schoolmates in the future
will have a chance to adorn his own
sweater.
Don Kiser, director of intramural
athletics at St Benedict’s College, has
arranged to award a varsity letter to
the student most proficient in intra
mural competition.
‘‘Some of these little guys are liable
to be crushed to death on the football
field or run dizzy on the basket ball
floor,” Elser, a former Notre Dame
football star, said. “So we’re organ
ising them into leagues according to
sise and ability and giving them some
thing to shoot at.”_
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Rod and Stream
By GEORGE E. HUBER.
A. H. O. Mears. who pioneered the
sport fishing at Waehapreague more
than a quarter of a century ago. still
is the most ardent fisherman of the
bunch, the first one to go out in the
spring and the last one to come in late
in the fall. He opened up the season
there by landing 14 trout out of 25
strikes, and this bit of angling more
or less marks the beginning of the
salt water for Washington fishermen.
Waehapreague is just a hop, skip
and a Jump on the other side of the
bay, easily reached in less than five
hours’ driving, but what is more im
portant is that when they start biting
over on the ocean side of Virginia’s
Eastern Shore they generally start in
the bay also.
So get your salt-water rod and
reel out, buy some new hooks
and line and bo ready when
the flah start in.
The first bay catch probably will be
this week, from down off Ridge or
Point No Point or possibly at Solo
mons. We know that the fishing
captains there are out trying, and the
news will be relayed through this
column when they connect.
Wet Flies Still Beat.
Another opening will be marked up
Wednesday, as the Virginia trout sea
son gets under way, nearly three weeks
later than Maryland and five days
later than last year.
Remember that it will be May before
the first important hatches of flies
occur, so there still Is some time yet
when wet flies and wet flies only will
be tacking trout. The theorists say
that the trout take wet flies for three
reasons: (1) they think they are
nymphs working their way up to the
top, (3) they think they are minnows
(these are the streamer and buckstail
flies) and (3) they think they are
real bugs, fallen into the water and
drowned.
This time of year you ran
have all the fancy fan wings,
bivisibles and other top-water
flies you want, but the fellow
with one or two streamers and
nymphs will catch live flah to
your Nt.
That is just our side of the per
petual argument going on all the time
between the wet and dry forces, and
which grows just as heated at times
as the chumming vs. polling argu
ment among blueflah anglers. So If
you differ with the opinions expressed
above feel comforted that many like
you feel the same way. and If you
feel so strongly about dry flies that
you aim to come up to the office and
wreck physical violence upon us, just
skip it. we take it all back.
Pattern Selection Offered.
One of the prettiest flies you can
find anywhere is the silver doctor, but
it will not catch trout. That pattern
is for Atlantic salmon. The professor
is a dour-looking thing without much
color, but it will top the doctor and
many another more fancy fly when it
comes to getting trout sticking to your
hook .
So don't always pick out the
prettiest things when the sales
man spreads his stock before
yon.
One of the best (in our opinion
only, we have no figures to prove it)
is the royal coachman. Another is
the plain coachman. Others are the
permachene belle, black gnat, ginger
quill and queen of waters. Of abso
lutely no earthly use of all (again our
own opinion) Is the ibis.
Item—Pishing columnists who long
have supported and publicised big fish
contests for everybody else, at last
are going to have one for themselves.
It Is for us and us alone. The Ash
away Line Oo. is sponsoring it the
week of May 15 to 21, and will award
engraved silver cups for the largest
fish in each of 26 divisions.
SAVOLDI GRAPPLES
WITH THUNDERBIRD
Mat Hatch Next Thursday Night
Pint Here for Jumping Joe
in Two Yean.
Jumping Joe Savoldi, former Notre
Dame all-America backfleld star, will
return to Turner's Arena after an
absence of two years Thursday night,
when he tangles with Chief Thunder
bird, who never has been defeated
here, in the feature of the weekly ras
sle card.
Savoldi. who drew sizable outdoor
gates here with Gus Sonnenberg and
Danno O'Mahony, former title claim
ants, has been touring South Africa,
Australia and Europe with success.
He generally is recognized as one
of the most colorful pachyderms in
the game.
Thunderblrd, in retaining his un
blemished record here, has registered
draws with Cliff Olson and Jesse
James. He has not appeared here
for several months, having rehxrned
from a sojourn with Saanich tribe
chums in British Columbia.
Promoter Joe Turner is arranging an
attractive set of preliminaries, the
first of which will get under way at
8:30 o’clock.
Five years ago—United States
named Wilmer Allison, Clifford
Sutter, George Lott and John Van
Ryn for Davis Cup matches with
Mexico.
LUCKLESS SKIPPER
SAILS TO VICTORY
Misled by Course Markers,
Edrington Recoups in
Potomac Race.
By MALCOLM LAMBORNE, Jr.
Harly-btrd skippers taking advantage
of the annual warm-up event of the
Potomac River Sailing Association yes
terday turned out 23 .boats strong in
five classes. A moderate southwest
breeze sent the fleet over a 2-lap course
of three miles oft Halns Point in fast
time.
Despite losing a wide lead on the
first lap when he was mislead on
course markers. Judge Prentice Edring
ton. former international star boat
champ, came out from behind in his
Lady Avon and finished Just 5 seconds
ahead of Ralph Youngs' Myray in the
20-foot restricted class.
Lindsay Is Moth Victor.
George Lindsay in his Wee-Two
beat fellow sailors from Alexandria in
the moth class. The tiny boats, recent
ly launched at the Old Dominion Boat
Club, brought moth class racing back
to the Potomac after a lapse of two
years. The Bo-Peep of Bemle Bercow
was second.
Resuming his record-bresking per
formance of past seasons, Vemer
Smythe sailed Sassy Too in the fastest
time of the fleet and across first among
the comet class. At one-minute in
tervals followed Clyde Cruit's So-Big
and Henry Brylawski’s Nimbus.
Dankers in Front.
The Sink Quick of George Dankers,
racing for the first time in A handicap
division, took this event handily. A
newcomer. V. J. Oliver's green-hulled
sloop with Arden Andresen at the Jib
sheets, won first place in B handicap
class.
Traditional trophy presentations in
the form of Easter tokens followed at
Capital Yacht Club. Judge Edrington
received the prize for the first boat
with white spars to finish; Cruit.
for the first red comet to cross the
line: John Maloney, for the last B
boat to finish, and Dick 8haw, for the
craft carrying the smallest spinnaker.
Summaries:
BJSPSfll
tfWFoat Clan. time.
Lady Avon (Edrmtton)_ 0 53 CO
Myray (Younts) _ 0 53 05
Cricket n 'Bush' - - 0 53 18
Barnacle BUI iVerbrycke)-0 5900
Golliwog (Burr) ...-1 04.59
Comet Clasa.
Sassy Too iSmythe)_0 52 23
So-Bit (Cruit> _ 0 53 23
Nimbus iBrylawski) _ 0 54 20
Nandua 'Dodtei _ 0 54 .35
Frolic 'White) __ 0 55 45
Lltl (Jacobs) - 0 55 42
Serena (Zimmer)_0 50.29
Moth Class 'One Lap).
Wee-Two (Lindsay)_ 0 33 OF
Bo-Peep 'Bercow) ..._ 0 33 32
81dro (Cohen 1 -0 33 09
Indigo-Under (Babcock)_ 0 39.03
Class A.
Sink Quick iDankers)_P 58 24
Bobcat (Sea Scouts) _1:12 on
Wildcat (Sea Scouts) _1,22.00
Class B.
No name (Oliver)__ 1:00 53
Katlsha iShaw)_„_1:03.53
Tralee (Maloney)-1:05.55
NET SHOW INDOOR
Vinea-Parry Troup® Will Play in
Ritchie Coliseum May 0.
Believing an indoor match at night,
will attract more spectators than an
outdoor exhibition during the day.
officials of the Vines-Perry tour have
decided to stage their one-night stand
in Washington in University of Mart
land's Ritchie Coliseum on the evening
of May 9.
Reserved seat tickets at II 85 will
go on sale April 30 at Spalding's and
the A. A. A.'s office in the Mills Build
ing. Berkeley Bell and Walter Senior
will accompany the former national
champions.
RACES TODAY
Havre de Grace
Penna. R. R. train learea
Cnim Station 19:30 P.M.
Eastern Standard Time
FIRST RACE AT 9:30 P.M.
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CINCO cigar

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