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Pitchers Get First 'Break' in 20 Years as Majors Adopt New Stance Rule Win, Lose or Draw By FRANCIS E. STAN, Star Staff Correipondect. Florida in February MIAMI, Feb. 13.—The annual peak of goofiness now Is being reached down here in the land of the incredible, fantastic and absurd. Miami and the other Florida way stations are something like the dream you get after a night of whisky, beer, hard-boiled eggs and Welsh rabbit, with a little pickle on the side. At the Roney Plaza, for instance, Robin Riggs is playing at tennis and all of the Mr. White Pants are acting veddy, veddy about it, although Robin really is honeymooning and clowning on the courts on the side. On the same courts you hear that noboay can beat Pauline Betz right now, in the women's field, and just outside of*the Roney ticket window you can hear Patsy OToole, who still is bragging in that alate-pencil-across-the-slate voice about the time President Roosevelt recognized him. F. D. was annoyed once to the extent of undemocratically asking that Mr. OToole be removed to another part of the Washington ballyard, or preferably removed. The lovely voice of Ginny Simms comes over the loud-speakers at the Biscayne dog track and a moment later a pack of hounds, yipping, are led into the arena by a gaudy group of escorts, who have been known to be a part of Florida’s collegiate football crop, making “expenses." A big grudge race, with Rural Rube and Cherokee Stroller of Miami facing Suwanee and Jingle Jangle of St. Petersburg. This is almost guaranteed to be deathless. Other Towns Borrowing Miami's Technique Almost daily in the local papers are pictures of Countess Barbara Kutton Haugwitz-Reventlow showing off (1), her new figure under a sun suit and (2), Robert Sweeney. We still look at these pictures in hopes of finding one with the countess smiling. We have given up on Doris Duke. At Palm Beach millionaires are a dime a dozen, with chorus-girls on-the-hunt only slightly less abundant. Miami’s tactics boldly have been borrowed by the other Florida cities, including the heretofore level headed Orlando, which is hiking prices higher than the skirts of the 1940 play suits. The natives plead self-defense. They insist the freeze ruined the fruit crops and, with so many Northerners vacationing here as a result of the war, they are going to make them pay for the damage. After all, the cold weather.came from the North, didn’t it? A magazine printed a story that 1,300 head of cattle perished in three days in Kissimmee Valley. The Chamber of Commerce at Kissimmee in dignantly wired the magazine and pronounced that its editorial standards had reached a new low level. Real sarcastic, too. Yet the Government Issued an appraisal of the damage to the fruit crop (saying that approxi mately one-tenth had been destroyed), and Floridians are sniffing and boasting the loss many times over the estimate. Orlando Clubs Remove Golf Privileges Slot machines are scarcer, but, instead, there are more punchboards, which may be more easily hidden in case somebody with a badge and a conscience comes around. Dr. Townsend and his son are making stump speeches, as usual, and guess who is around mugging? Why Mr. Rooney, who else? Mickey is getting 10 times the publicity of Knee-Hi, the safety dog, and think of what the pooch is giving that is constructive. Everywhere, almost, rodeos and fairs are being staged. Tampa with Its Gasparilla (which sounds like a soft drink—but isn’t) Day, Kissimmee with its rodeo, Orlando with its State fair, etc. Then, after dark, the smart Bet staggers around committing things in night clubs like the Americonga and the Swedish Clap-Clap, both said to be fun. The impression is that Bomebody neglected to say that it’s fun under a certain age. In Orlando, the natives are acting like people who had lost in a poker game and have taken to slipping the aces under the pack. The fruit growers still are mourning about their losses, but the town is so packed with people that apartments which rented for $40 per’month now are $110. The two golf clubs, riding the crest of a wave, have decided they no longer must show courtesies to newspapermen with the Washington ball elub, but if the “tourists” will put out the proper amount of do-re-mi, these same scribes who wire thousands of words daily under the Orlando date line may play. You begin to feel that if somebody calls off the war and makes the ocean lanes safe again it will be a dirty trick on the Florida fleecers. A Postal Clerk and a Future Champ Florida is getting madly tennis-conscious and the Roney people went to some expense (which undoubtedly was paid by less illustrious guests) tor the annual Plaza tournament, featuring Riggs, Sarah Fabyan, Betz, Mulloy, Cooke and the rest of the touring pack. It was during this tour nament that we encountered the most genuine bang which is, briefly, this story: Tom Harbett was a clerk in a Miami post' office. This was four years ago. For years before he had yearned to tear himself away from time clocks and routine, like millions of others. But, unlike the millions, he finally threw over the steady job. He became a relatively obscure tennis pro, off a reputation he had made as a tennis hacker after post office hours. We talked with him during the Plaza tourney. “See that kid over there?” he said. “In three or four years she’ll be the greatest woman tennis player in the world. Better than Marble, Betz, Jacobs or anybody pau name. I’m so sure of it that.. . well, I’m glad I quit my job.” The kid is 14 and named Doris Hart, and Harbett, her coach, isn’t the ®81y authority who is beating the drums for her. In her first big test she tylce had set point on La Fabyan. Finally she dropped the set, 8—10, and Mrs. F. went on to win. But the promise was there. And, as for Miss Hart, this is the story. She never will be a glamour girl of the courts. She’ll never wear shorts becomingly. She h£d a fond nass for sweets and ruined her teeth. She is bow-legged-and, on top of that, the long, stringy little lady sustained a bone infection which necessi tated the removal of something in a knee. She shuffles along and once, Harbett said, there was some doubt as to whether she’d ever be able to navigate well. , But she loves tennis and she practices and she thinks and dreams tghnis. Everything considered, she was pound for pound, year for year, a**e for stroke and tactic for tactic, the best player in the Roney tourney. ♦ So they’re going along together, Tom Harbett and Doris Hart. One a postal clerk and the other a kid who is determined to win. You may more of both of them. three Are Co-choices as 73 Yachts Start Ocean Race Bf th* Associated Press. MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 13.—A fleet of 13 trim sailing yachts spread can vas today for an ocean raqe to Nassau. Fair weather was in prospect, pointing to a probably keen contest between three co-favorites. Stormy Weather, Good News and Wakiva. Stormy weather, a 54-foot yawl owned by William Labrot of An napolis, Md., has won the classic three years in a row and took the winner’s role in the New York-Nor way race two years ago. She was beaten by a few minutes in last week’s Sir Thomas Lipton Cup race here. Good News, a 64-foot yawl owned by R. W. Johnson of Princeton, N. J., is a new craft, untried in com petitive sailing but designed for Just such' events as the Miami-Nassau race. Johnson sold the Stormy Weather to Labrot after Good News was launched. Wakiva, a jib-headed yawl owned by Harkness Edwards of Lexington, Ky., was looked to for a good show ing. Galento Willing To Bet $10,000 He'll Stop Joe * Sees Crown in Fifth Round of July Bout; Claims Eyes 0. K. By the Associated Press. ORANGE. N. J., Feb. 13.—Tony Galento, who says his eyes “are 100 per cent” offered to bet any one $10,000 today that he’ll stop Joe Louis in five rounds this July when thev meet for the world heavyweight boxmg championship. Galento spiked a rumor he wa$ going blind, saying he’d match hts eyesight with that of any one. At first, the beer barrel poker wanted Louis, his managers or his friends to take the bet, but he changed his mind and opened the offer “to any one who’ll give me the prevailing odds.” “Louis is through, finished,” he said. “He couldn’t hurt (Arturo) Godoy last Friday night. Godoy’s ears and mouth were split after our six-round fight on the Louis-Brad dock card in Chicago two summers ago. I wasn’t even scratched." oirocK mine mien ucnea. Godoy gained the decision over Galento in that fight, but the ro tund barkeep tossed off the loss by saying the referee was “in a fog" at the end of the bout. Galento explained that near the end of the fight he accidentally hit the referee and: “The referee didn’t know where he was and held up Godoy's hand.” When Galento was introduced from the Madison Square Garden ring last Friday night he struck his nead against a microphone and some sports experts said that indi cated his eyesight might be bad. “The crowd give me such an ova tion, I was excited,” Galento ex plained. “When I swung my head around I didn’t know Ihe micro phone was so low. Any one could hit their head like that.” Going on Wagon Again. Once again Galento boasted he was “going on the wagon.” “I’m gonna cut out drinking,” he said. “In fact, I already have for a couple of days. If I wasn’t drink ing, I woulda beat Louis last June. I’m going out this time with hands high and hit him, but good.” He’d “be ashamed to fight the way Godoy did. Why they’d throw me outta the ring.” Godoy didn’t want the champion ship, Galento said, but wanted to stay 15 rounds with the champion “and that’s the way he fought.” HUSKY HOYA _ —By JIM BERRYMAN fiU. COACMES HAVE To KEEPAM EVE ON HIM-HE TX3ESA1T KNOW HIS STRENGTH...^ S*7\ m'/ /OH-0HrTHEy\ ( SURE GOT SOME \ V TENDER WALLS / K. ‘ROUN here]) y^GEElI DONTt / SEE ANVTHINQ \. (WONDERFUL'BOUT ) V IT—JUS'PICKIN' / ( UPALI LOL' Jm I PELLET AN' / J* l 'TOSSIN' IT » -J* Y THE VOIWS TARZAM IS L VERY MODEST ' ABOUT HIS \ HEAVING ^ PROWESS-... AL blozis... GEORGETOWN’S HUMAN SIEGE GUN. WHO SET A NEW SHOT PUT RECORD FOR THE MARYLAND-51!! REGIMENT GAMES LAST SATURDAY....IS TUNING HIS FLIPPER FORTRE N.YA.C.MEET THIS WEEK-END. Hr C'MOAl MEM*, v W \ME GOTTA GET r TH‘ WIMMtM AM’ ^CHILDREN OUT!/* WEST SIDE CITI2ENS MAYBE ALARMED ANY DAY /VOW (P AL ABSENT-MINDEDLY STARTS » PITCHING. THE OUTDOOR SHOT AROUND THE HOYAS' GYM. ” Columbia Five Factor | In League After Beating Penn Braced Team Now Tests Eastern Loop's Best In Stretch Drive By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. Feb. 13.—The team that may decide the Eastern Inter collegiate Basket Ball League title this year is (don’t laugh) Colum bia. The Lions haven’t done much this season, in the league or out, after being quite highly regarded before the campaign started. But what little they have done has been im portant. They gave Dartmouth’s league leading Indians their only league setback in an overtime struggle at New York; they carried Yale into overtime at New Haven before los ing by two points, and last night they proved they are ready to do a little more upsetting by licking Penn, 48-34. Where Columbia really figures in the league race shows in the sched ule for the rest of the season. The Lions play Princeton at Tigertown Saturday and then have home games with Yale, Cornell and Princeton. If Dartmouth should slip enough to turn the race into the usual scramble, Yale and Columbia might be in the race, too. Bellman Quintet Gains First-Half Honors Bellman Heating Co. basketers to day owned the first-half champion ship of the Recreation Department League, Roosevelt division, defeat ing Seven Seas Grille, 30-24, last night at Roosevelt High to finish the first half with an unblemished slate. A. U. Points for Beaten Hoy as In Terror Tilt Tonight; Cards No Marvels in First Win , With American University’s bas ket ball team getting in its final licks for Georgetown at Western Maryland tonight and both Mary land and Wilson Teachers scheduled for out-of-town games tomorrow night, the Capital is without a col lege court game until Thursday, when the A. U.-G. U. Intracity ri valry is renewed at Tech gym. American will be shooting for its fourth victory in six games against the Terrors, who are do4vn for com bats against two local fives this week. Thursday night Western Maryland will entertain the freshly shaven Catholic U. tossers, who snapped a nine-game losing streak last night against an undersized St. Peter’s team from Jersey City. Maryland is scheduled to play at Washington College tomorrow, while Capt. Charley Clark will lead his Wilson Teachers against Shenan doah. Hoyas’ Late Rally Falls. It will not be on the wings of a winning streak that Georgetown goes into its return game with American, for West Virginia clung to an early lead last night to nip the Hoyas at Tech, 40-38. The Hoyas left a pleasant taste in the mouth of their followers, however, with a last-minute punch which threatened to overcome a big, fast Mountaineer five which at times looked far su perior. . Had it not been for the great work of two Hoyas, George Pajak and Jim Kiernan, the Mountaineers might not have been pressed at the last. Ahead at half-time, 33-18, West Virginia scored nine points in a row upon the resumption of play before Kiernan, newly inserted, broke the ice for Georgetown. Pajak lent a helping hand at this point before Rudy Baric and Jim Ruch, who scored 36 points between them, sparked a counter-rally which gave Zamperini Seen as Fenske's Most Dangerous Rival Trainer Who Prepped Lawrin Has Another Derby Hope; Dean 'Ain't Med at Nobody'. By EDDIE BRIETZ, Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK, Feb. 13.—Chitter chatter: There’ll be more good ends about than Francis Schmidt can count when the Ohio Staters get going next fall. Sep Palin has 22 trotters and pacers, in cluding Greyhound, in training at Aiken, S. C. Trackmen tell you Chuck Fenske’s most dangerous rival for the balance of the season is not Glenn Cunningham, but Lou Zamperini, the dark-thatched Californian. His radio job will cause Charlie Grimm, ex-Cub boss, to miss his first training camp in 24 years. Ben Jones, who prepped the 1938 Kentucky Derby whiner, Lawrin, is pointing the crack filly, Little Risk, for the May classic. One-minute interview. Dizzy Dean: “No, I ain’t mad at no body. I ain’t ever mad at no body.” Tattle tales: Much speculation here on whether Fred Swan’s return to his old post as Colgate line coach means he’ll step into Andy Kerr’s shoes in 4941. Also, plenty of whispering that Mike Jacobs may tun into interference from a rival flgl^t mob before the Messrs. Conn and Lesnevlch tee off at Miami, February 28. TaistoiMaki has yet to make a track start in this country, but already he’s responsible for $846.32 in the coffers of the Fin nish relief fund through contri butions, etc. American Associa tion gossips say the loss of Vince Di Maggio will just about kill Kansas City’s flag chances. Today % guest star: Ed Og Sme, New Castle (Ind.) Cou ir-Times: "One basket ball player we know Is so fond of the gals, when he gets a Charley horse it’s a filly.” Sports cocktail: Ty Cobb has bought a home on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe and gone in ' for skiing in a big way. When Fenske beats Cunningham the Akron Beacon-Journal prints it under the “Old News Depart ment” head. Joe Louis and Ar turo Godoy went night clubbing over the week end. Joe favored the Cotton Club, while Arturo selected a spot where South • American entertainers are fea tured. Fifteen years ago Jimmy Con aelman (who just lost out aa coach at Washington U.) bought •. the ^Detroit pro football fran chise for $500. Two weeks ago it sold for $225,000. Good read ing: Pie Dufour’s series on Mel Ott in the New Orleans Item. Hard Luck Department: Larry White, who finds himself with out a meal ticket since Fred Apostoli went out of circulation, was telling 1940’s prize tuff luck story today—how A1 Weill beat him to Arturo Godoy by five hours. Timing: Jack Blackburn (Joe Louis’ trainer) certainly picked a fine time to reply to Gene Tun ney’s magazine piece on the mythical Dempsey-Louis bout. In the same magazine Blackburn says: “No, sir! Dempsey couldn't have knocked out Louis in two and a half minutes or two and a half yean.” West Virginia a 39-30 lead with less than five minutes to play. • That was good enough to win, despite Georgetown outscoring their guests, 8-2, in the final moments. Georgetown. O.F.Pts. West Va. OF.Pts. O’Gradv f __ 113 Ruch.f_6 3 15 Schmitt.! OOO Hicks.! ... 0 0 0 Miller.! 0 0 0 Chepko.f... 2 2 6 Kiernan.f... 3 2 8 Barlc.c_5 111 Gelbel.c_ 2 2 6 Brooks.e_0 0 0 Matuza.c.._ 10 2 Kalmar.* ... 2 0 4 Rlzsi.t _ 0 1 1 Mandich.*.. 12 4 Palak.g_ 8 0 16 Totals ... 16 ~6 38 Totals ..IS"~8 40 Referees—Messrs. O. Mitchell and *n rltht. Cards Poor in Victory. Paradoxical as it seems, Coach Pod Cotton claims C. U. turned in one of its worst performances of the season as it won its first game, 44-35, over a St. Peter’s team, whose record is nearly as bad as the Cardinals’. Taking the floor with only two victories against eight de feats, the Jersey City team failed to present a man even 6 feet in height, 5-foot 1114-inch Jack Mc Auley being its tallest. So disgusted was Cotton with his team’s first-half performance, which left it outscored, 18-14, that he started the second half with five new men whose minutes of service this year almost could be counted on the fingers of one hand. It still was 24-20 against the Cardinals when the regulars went back in the game, but not until St. Peter’s had boosted its margin to 8 points did C. U. launch its winning drive. Carmen Pirro, the most heavily beared of the few Cards who had kept their resolution not to shave until they had won a game, was the big gun of the offensive, al though Gene Daly, a Western High product, scored twice in succession to give C. U. the lead at 32-31. It wasn’t caught thereafter. C. XJ. . O.F.Pts. St. Peter’s. O.F.Pts. Csrrl*.!-1 1 5 Kearney.f .10 2 Sachon.f_ 0 0 0 V. der L’th.f. B 0 10 Miller,! 0 2 2 O'Leary.!. .408 Bchropp.f._10 2 Cochrane,c.. 0 2 2 Torpey.f_ 0 0 0 McAuley.c .14 B Pirrac- 6 616 M’teverde.f. 0 0 o Reldy.e- 0 0 0 Loffredo,*.. 13 6 Daly.*-5 111 Lynch.*_ 0 0 0 White.* ... 2 0 4 Florio.*_10 2 I± Marca,*. 0 0 0 Brothers.*.. 0 0 0 Cherello,*.. 12 4 Totals...16 12 44 Totals ...13 ~5 36 Referee—t. Mitchell and Mr. Bhlrley. C. U. Frosh Beat Devitt To get 50-50 Record Catholic University’s freshmen basket ball team’s record was at the 500 point today, following last night’s 25-18 conquest of Devitt in a preliminary to the C. U.-St. Peter’s varsity contest at Brookland. Superiority at the foul line gave the Cardinal Cubs the game, for Devitt matched them with eight field goals from the field. Devitt led by one point at half-time, 10-9. C. V. Troth. O.F.Pts. Devitt. O.F.PU. Stynes.l 12 4 Lonc.f_ 1 1 8 Bresnahan.t. 10 3 Stevens.!_OOO Vlehmerer.!. 8 3 8 Clements,!.. 10 3 Smith.!. ..OOO Becker.!. ..103 Kellerher.e.. i 8 6 Sullivan.!. o 0 o Boyle, t. .. 2 0 4 PI etcher, c._ 000 MulvthilLc.. Oil Normyle.e._ 302 Lessards... OOO Panago.s_118 _Ui Totals—t 8 «U Totals... a SIS __ Charity to Benefit As Ryder Cupmen, Amateurs Clash Nelson, Texas Open Golf Winner, Leading Pros Into Dallas' Meet By lilt Associated Press. DALLAS, Feb. 13.—The winter golf trail led to Dallas today as the Ryder Cup team met Texas’ best amateurs in a 36-hole charity match. Byron Nelson, National Open champion! who defeated Ben Hogan of White Plains, N. Y„ for the Texas Open title at San Antonio yester day, paired with Harold (Jug) Me Spaden against Harry Todd. West ern amateur champion, and Long John Bamum of Edinburg, a con sistent tournament winner. The professionals, whose Ryder Cup competition with England’s outstanding pros was called off be cause of the war, receive a $1,500 guaipntee and several cash awards. Their opponents get medals. McSpaden blistered the Dallas Country Club course, scene of the matches, with a 68, four under par, in practice. , Scotch foursomes were in order this morning and regular four-ball competition was to be held this aft ernoon. The Nassau scoring sys tems will be used. G. W. Frosh Get First Half Lead to Beat Young Terps Maryland’s freshman basketers today were recuperating from a 43 33 licking at the hands of the George Washington yearlings before ending their season against Roose velt High at College Park tomorrow. Visiting College Park yesterday, the young Colonials got an 18-10 lead in the first half and then figured in a high-scoring stand-off in the latter part of the battle. Joe Gallagher and Bob Groet zinger of George Washington and Horn of Maryland each garnered 10 points and every player used by both sides scored, except Sokol, who went in for Colonials just before the end of the game. o*?/** w. Q F Pta. Maryland. O.F.Pts. Or tstncer.f. 4 2 10 Johnson!. __ 2 1# Konlss’skl.l. 3 0 6 Bauman,t.._ Oil Sokol.f. 0 0 0 Horn.f_4 2 0 Metera,f. _ 2 0 4 Qordy.e_#06 FlUeerahU. 3 0 6 Fettera.c_2 2 6 Itetn,f . , 8 1 7 Greer, c- I 3 t Gellacher.r, 5 010 Totato.,.20*3 48 Totals -_12~B33 Varsity Sports Wrestlinc. Oklahoma, A. and M„ 18: Indiana _ University, 6. mtncto. 496: SSSSSSTltM. A ► - < Curb on Hitters Seen in Longer Hurling Step Change Long Sought By Griffith; Only Collins Objects By GAYLE TALBOT, Associated Press sports Writer. BELLEAIR, Pis., Feb. 13.—Re lief has been a long time a-coming for the baseball pitcher, and he has taken some hard knocks in the last 20 years, but the elders of the game at last are getting in a mood to help him stand off the batters. At its meeting here yesterday the Rules Committee voted, with only onri dissenter, to allow all of the pitchers in the country to rear back and take another com plete step as they deliver the ball. That is the first really im portant move toward helping the hurler that has been made since the rule makers began abolishing freak deliveries back in 1919. Fall Victory (or Griffith. Opinion was widely divided, even among members of the committee, whether the new rule would effect any great and immediate change. Several were doubtful that the pres ent top pitchers would be able to employ the new freedom to ad vantage. But all agreed that it was a move toward harnessing the hit ter, or at least toward giving the pitcher an even break. Adoption of the rule was a com plete victory for Clark Griffith, vet eran president of the Nationals, who for several years has been carry ing on a loud and vigorous cam paign for pitchers’ rights. The new rule, adopted in the course of a long session, during which the rule makers fussed in terminably and Commissioner Ken esaw M. Landis fidgeted and drowsed in the presiding chair, will permit the pitcher almost com plete freedom with one leg. There’s only one thing he can’t do now, and that is to step sidewise. Collins Fears “Cheating.’’ Whereas the harassed hurler pre viously has had to stand with both brogans on the rubber, he now (in the case of a righthander) can stretch his left leg far out behind him during his windup and take a long, pomplete stride as he swings through to deliver the ball. Eddie Collins, general manager of the Boston Red Sox, who voted against the rule, growled that it would produce even more “cheating” by pitchers than they have been getting away with. “With this new latitude some of those guys will be lifting their front foot off the rubber when they start and taking what amounts to a couple of jumps before they throw,” he predicted. President Bob Qftinn of the Bos ton Bees said it should give any pitcher who learns the view way a little more speed, but he feared it might result in lack of control in some cases. Tom Conn ally, chief of American League umpires, thought it remained to be seen how much the new rule would help the average flinger. Intentional Pass Stands. The solons flatly rejected the repeated demand of Quinn that “something” be done about the in tentional pass. The others declared that the moundsman should retain his right to pass any batter he didn’t want to pitch to. Quinn wanted the man so passed to get two bases. President Ed Barrow of the Yankees wrote the committee sug gesting that the batter to be in tentionally passed simply be told to trot down to first, thus saving the time required to throw him four wide ones. This also was turned down. Taking official cognizance of night ball for the first time, the committee decreed that no inning should be started after 11:50 pm., and that no more than two games should be played by a club in one day. Braddock May Referee At Mat Show Here Jimmy Braddock, former world heavyweight boxing champion, will try wrestling Thursday night at Turner's Arena if Promoter Joe Turner’s plans materialize. Brad dock will not wrestle, however, but act as third man in the Joe Cox Lou Plummer match. Braddock's services are h»ing sought because Cox objects to either Casey Berger or Benny Bortnick, both of whom have disqualified him in recent bouts. The Kansas Krush er feels that a neuter party will give him a fair shake in this important contest of skill and physical might Turner also is anxious to secure an arbiter who will be able to de fend himself in the event that Cox is disqualified, for the Kruaher kissed both Berger and Bortnick with rights when they blew the whistle on him Already Thoueendt Have Seen Thie Thrilling Film Join the Crowd! Don’t Mitt the Groatott Heavyweight Slug Feet in Ring Hittory. LOIIIS-GODOY FIGHT FILMS Today thro Saturday fi— iipi«> ftrtm rn» For Your Convenience Moon to Midnight Loot Fight Film at 11 F.M. Adolfs, 35e—Ckildroo, 18c ARCADE 9.. ■' 1 .. Sports Program For Local Fans TODAY. Basket Ball. American University vs. West ern Maryland, Westminster, Md. , Anacostia vs. Tech, Anacostia gym (public high series game), 3:30. Eastern vs. Western, Eastern gym (public high series game), 3:30. Washington-Henry High of Richmond, Ballston, Va., 8. Mount Rainier vs. Laurel, Mount Rainier gym, 3:30. 8t. Albans vs. Friends, St. Alban’s gym, 3:30. Bethesda-Chevy Chase vs. Rockville, Bethesda, Md., 3:30. Ice Hockey. Washington Eagles vs. New York Rovers, Riverside Stadium, 8:30. Vosmik Is Confident He’ll Make Dodgers Flag Contenders Calls Self Hitter They Sought After Red Sox Sells Him for $25,000 Bi the Associated Press. CLEVELAND, Feb. 13.—As far as Joe Vosmik is concerned, the Brooklyn Dodgers are definitely pennant contenders. The Boston Red Sox outfielder, who makes his winter home here, was sold to the National Leaguers yesterday for (25.000 after being waived out of the Junior circuit. “Larry MacPhail, Brooklyn presi dent, said several months ago that all the Dodgers needed to make them a pennant contender in 1940 was a hard-hitting outfielder,” Vos mik commented. “Well, they’ve got that outfielder. There’s nothing wrong with my batting eye and I expect to have a big season. “There’s one thing that bums me up and that’s all this talk about bad legs. I can cover just as much ground as I did several seasons ago and I'm just as fast on the bases. After playing in 4 inches of sand on Florida diamonds in exhibition games last spring my legs were sore. But Doc Cramer, Jimmy Foxx and other members of the Red Sox also complained about the sand and sore legs. ‘If my legs were bad I wouldn't have played 140 games for Boston last season. Cramer stepped on my toe with his spikes late in the sea son and put me out of the lineup for a week or I would have been in even more games.” Rosslyn Girl Bowlers Win Special Dispatch to The Star. MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 13.—The crack Rosslyn, Va„ girls bowling team de feated the Palace Girls of Miami here last night by score of 1,668 to 1,645. Lucy Rose featured the vic tory wyji 351. The match was the last of a series here for the touring Virginians. ICE NEW YORK ROVERS 8:39 P M. TONIGHT Adm. 65c, $1.10, $135, he. tax RIVERSIDE STADIUM JFSSm 26tl»*DN.W. 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