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New Support in Line, Women Open Drive for Record Entry in City Pin Tourney
Ten of 16 Major Clubs
Rated Big Guesses
Special Correspondent of The Star.
Having drifted around from the
starting spring camps of California
to the closing spring camps of
Florida, some poltroon has asked me
to work out the surer spots and the
hig guesses of baseball's two big
league shows.
My guess would be there are three
clubs in each league which can be
removed from the guessing division.
They are the Yankees. Red Sox
find Browns in the American League
—the Reds, Cardinals and Phillies
in tne National League.
The Yankees and Red Sox snouid
carry the pace alone in the Ameri
can. The Reds or Cardmais—the
Cardinals or Reds—should have the
main jump in the National. I'll let
you guess where the Brow ns and
Phillies probably will wind up in the
long parade.
This lpaves us 12 clubs under both
big tents for the main guessing act.
They are the Dodgers. Pirates, Cubs,
Giants and Bees in the National—
the Indians. Tigers, White Sox,
Athletics and Nationals in the
American. I don't believe any of
these clubs can run 1-2 and I don't
believe any one of them will fimsn
Tangle More Pronounced
In National League.
Starting with the American
League, as the Yankees still are on
top alter four years, we have the
Yankees and the Red Sox almost,
certain to run 1-2, granting the fact
there is nothing certain in sport
Cleveland with Bob Feller un
doubtedly is the best bet for the
next first division berth. After Mr.
Vitt's Indians, we have the battle
for fourth place left among the
Tigers, White Sox and Atnletics.
unless Bucky Harris can pull off a
The scramble, tangle or general
upreavel is much more pronounced
In the National League. After the
Reds and Cardinals we have the
MacFhail-Durocher Dodgers, Cubs,
Pirates and Giants battling for the
two open spots. This is where the
guessing begins to steam and emit
Witn two places open, I like
Dodgers, Cubs and Pirates as the
best bets for these upper-berth lo
cations Both the Cubs and the
Dodgers might just as well keep an
eve on the team Frank Frisch is
bringing to Pittsburgh from the
coast. It will be the hardest-hus
tling Pittsburgh team the Pirates
have known in a decade.
The Giants are a still bigger
guess. As usual a large part of it
ail depends on how the pitching
works out, how many veterans cave
in, how many rookies blow. Bill
Terry says his Giants can bag
around 90 victories this season. Bill
also announced in ringing tones last
April that his Giants would finish
1-2-3. Bill remains an optimist. He
will need all the luck that Dame
Fortune, that cock-eyed wench, can
dish out to finish as good as fifth.
In my hazy winter book the bat
tle for fifth place will be between
the Pirates and Giants, wtih the
Pirates having the better chance to
displace the Cubs in the upper set.
You'll usually find the manager
with the better team trying to pick
Rome one else.
For example. Head Man Blades
of the Cardinals asked me rather
Rharply why so many were picking
his Cardinals to beat out the Reds.
"The Reds beat us last year,” he
Rays. “The Reds have improved,
we haven't. The Reds are all set.
We are not."
Here is one answer—the Cardi
nals. being a young team in many
ways last season, should improve.
There still is no substitute for ex
Cubs Look Best Choice
For Fourth Ploce.
In a season loaded with fate, luck,
chance and the rest of it. my guess
at this spot would be New York.
Boston. Cleveland and Detroit for
the top division in the A. L.
There are many more kinks when
it comes to acting as a National
League soothsayer. You can name
St.. Louis. Cincinnati and Brooklyn.
Then you pause abruptly as you
stumble over Chicago. Pittsburgh
and New York for the next notch
below From this unchartered med
ley I'll take a chance on Gabby
Hartnett's Cubs. Frank Frisch is
building for the future. Frisch is
looking more to 1941 than he is to
1940. although Frisch, like any other
scrappy manager, wants to win
every game in sight.
After {jeering through every open
porthole I still can’t see the Giants
cruising bv both the Cubs and Pi
rates to make the first division.
They have too many oldtimers who
have gone over the hill and too
many younger players who still are
uncertain quantities through 154
games of big league baseball. They
have a star catcher in Harry Dan
ning. They have one of the best
of all time in Mell Ott. no longer
a kid. After that, you don’t know.
Long shots have won before. But
they rarely stand out through 154
atarts. That's where the answer lies.
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Sports Mirror
By the Associated Press.
Today a year ago—Billy Burke
paced Augusta Invitation Golf
tournament with 69. one stroke
ahead of Sammy Snead: Bobby
Jones tied for 28th with a 76.
Former National Rifle Champ
Perfect in Midwest Shoot
■y thy Associated Press.
CHICAGO. April 1.—'William B..
Woodring of Alton. 111., a handy
man with a rifle, shot his way to
another marksmanship title over
the week end.
The former national champion
scored a perfect 2.400 total in the
master’s division of the Midwest
rifle shoot Saturday and Sunday at
the University of Chicago to carry
away major honors.
Larry Wilkins of Independence,
Ohio, was second and Robert Miner
of Chicago third.
Robert Pphar of Highland Park,
111. won the expert's division with
2,397 and Dudley Steen of Maywood,
111- took sharpshooters’ division
honors with a score of 2,394.
Paul Lawson of Illinois topped
the Intercollegiate competition in
open classes with 2,395. Robert Laf
ferty, Illinois, was second at 2,393
and Glenn Slade of Chicago, third,
at 2,391.
Ohio State won the team honors
in open firing with a four-man total
of 1,588. Wheaton (111.) College
scored 1,573 and Iowa, 1,567.
1 ■
25 Leagues Turn Out
For Opening Rally
Of Association
Baltimore's Bill Guerke
Brookland Victor; Boys'
Club Fund Enriched
With newly won support from a
host of the Capital’s 55 woman bowl
ing leagues, the Washington Wom
en's Duckpin Association today
launched probably the strongest
drive in its history for a record
entry in the nineteenth annual city
tournament to open at the Lucky
Strike May 6.
Representatives of 25 leagues at
tended a special meeting of the as
sociation yesterday at the Lucky
Strike. This was the biggest at
tendance of delegates in the history
of the organization.
A boost of two points was given
each classification Team and dou
bles will be rated on the following
singles scale. A, 104 and over; B,
99 to 103: C. 94 to 98, D, 89 to 96;
E. 84 to 88. and F. 83 and under.
New Class Inserted.
A new feature was the adoption of
a class B mixed classification, from
210 and under. Class A will be 211
and over.
Represented at the meeting yes
terday were: W. P. A., Mrs. Kil
linger: Agriculture, Grace Robin
son: Bureau of Engraving. Mabel
Donaldson and Eva Johnson; What’s
in a Name, Ida Weinberg; Lucky
Strike Ladies. Ann Smith; I. D. R.
A.. Eta Gradual! and Miss Ristario;
National Ci*v Church, Mrs. Chad
wick: Procurement. Betty Gordon;
Washington Ladies. Florence Sa
bean and Hazel Glover; Brookland
Ladies, Jeanne Varella; Social Se
curity, Matilda Drabent; Connecti
cut Avenue. Lillian Fay; Country
Club. Mrs. Medley; Maryland-Dis
trict, Mercedes Isemann and Marie
Spates: Silver Spring, Edna Price
and Dot Crawford: Post Office.
Misses Stark and Reuhling; F. D.
I. C., Laura Whiton, and Internal
Revenue, Misses Gray and Hoover.
•Guerke Victor at Brookland.
While Winfield Guerke, Balti
more's leading bowler, gloried in his
$200 Brookland Recreation Sweep
stakes victory and the unique dis
tinction of having the event named
for him next year, the Police Boys’
Club fund today had benefited to
the extent of approximately $100 by
virtue of the many paying fans who
jammed the Brookland maple plant
yesterday to help 58 of the East's
best duckpinners mkke the event
promoted by Russ Diehl a big suc
cess. Rose Colliflower, the Cherry
Blossom Festival queen, rolled the
first ball.
Guerke mustered his winning
score of 1.355 with sets of 666 and
689. In the afternoon the Oriole
turned in games of 110, 141, 124, 151
and 140. With 174 for his third
effort he spurted to the front in
the night block after counts of 109
and 137 and then held his top posi
tion with 131 and 138.
D. C. Bowlers Collect.
Capital shooters won the next fowr
money places, as Lou Jenkins and
Harry Hilliard tied for the runner
up spot with 1.399 to split $150. and
Joe Harrison and Perce Wolfe fin
ished fourth and fifth, with re
spective scores of 1.326 and 1.317.
Their prizes were $35 and $25. Hil
liard, who only a week ago won the
Pop Crawley sweepstakes, led the!
opening block with 696, with Jen
kins trailing him with 682. The
Hyattsville star needed 129 in his
last game for victory and rolled 112.
His set was 643. Jenkins capped a
657 set with 157.
The final major prize of $15 went
to Wilmer Robey of Baltimore with
an even 1,300.
Tony bantini received his $10
entry fee with top set of 706 in the
final block, and Bill Gartrell, the
Brookland roller, did likewise with
a 177. Lou Pantos' 164 tied with
Earl Campbell of Annapolis for a
high-game prize and Everett Gard
ner. an Oriole, won $10 for his 664.
Marjorie Lambert Surprises.
Nor often does a 93-average
bowler come through with a brilliant
effort of a 6-game scratch set of
715. but Marjorie Lambert accom
plished this feat yesterday at Lucky
Strike when she won the first
Lucky Strike womens handicap
sweepstakes with a 775 score, which
included a handicap of 60 pins.
From start to finish, the obscure
Lucky Strike Ladies' League roller
practically spreadeagled her field
with games of 94. 133 and 130 in
the opening round and strings of
109. 130 and 119 in the second block, i
Her victory was worth $50.
Mildred Miskelly of the Arcade
Pontiac team of the Ladies' District
League, tied Mrs. Lambert for top
scratch set in the first block and
made a great try for victory with
3662. top set of the tournament, but
her 24-pin handicap gave her only
743, the runnerup spot and $25.
Rebeccd Baker, a leading roller
in the Inter-Sorority League, fin
ished third with 704. Her sets of
348 and 332, plus a 24-pin handicap,
nosed out Margaret Lynn, another
Arcade-Pontiac roller, by one pin.
Mrs. Lynn, with a 4-pin handicap,
rolled sets of 350 and 349. Their
resDective scores were worth $15
and $8.
Ruth King Rolls Fifth.
Ruth King, a new star of the
Brookland Ladies’ League, was fifth
with 699. Her sets of 306 and 361
and a 32-pin handicap earned her
Juanita Pollock, The Evening Star
Yuletide women’s champion, copped
a $3 consolation prize with high
game of 141, while other consola
tion prizes went to Helen O’Dea
with 346, Virginia Haight with 134
and Florence Sabean with 360.
TABLE TENNIS CHAMPS—Upper—Carolyn Wilson, 14 years old, who defeated 16-year-old Jane
Stauffer, defending titleholder, for the D. C. women’s “ping-pong” crown yesterday. Lower—
Stanley Fields, 22, winner of men's singles (left), being presented with trophy by W. Cameron
Burton, president of the D. C. T. T. A., while Bobby Bensinger, 15, junior singles victor, looks on.
—Star Staff Photo.
Strafaci Faces Fast
Field as He Defends
North-South Title
Southern, Eastern Golf
Stars Pack Tourney
At Pinehurst
By the Associated Press.
PINEHURST, N. C.. April 1.—
Frank Strafaci of Brooklyn. N. Y.,
will begin defense of his title today
in the 40th annual North and South
amateur golf tournament against a
fast field of Southern and Eastern
The 32 low scorers in today's 18
hole qualifying round will begin
match play tomorrow.
Among the contestants will be
Frank Dunlap, jr„ champion for
several years until Strafaci won his
first title in 1938; Bobby Dunkle
berger of High Point, Carolinas and
Southern champion, and Joe j
Thompson of Hamilton, Ontario, j
twice runnerup for the Canadian
Also entered are Fred Allen and
Jack Tucker, both of Rochester,
N. Y.; Guy Berner and Paul Hyde,
both of Buffalo, N. Y.; John B.
Ryerson of Cooperstown, N. Y.;
James T. Hunter of North Adams,
Mass.; Ray O'Brien of Larchmont,
N. Y.; Jerry Causa of East Orange,
N. J., and James M. Robbins of
Mount Kisco, N. Y.
Also entered were members of the
Princeton, Dartmouth, Harvard and
Duke collegiate teams.
Scholastic Golfers
Open Tussle for
Metro Laurels
Schoolboy golfers of Washington
and environs start tomorrow a two
month schedule of interhigh and
prep school contests that will de
cide three championships.
First of these is the metropolitan
team championships, won last year
by Bethesda-Chevy Chase. Second
is the Washington interhigh series
for the Dawes Cup, now held by
Roosevelt High School. Third—and
possibly most important in school
boy eyes—is the individual inter
scholastic championship, won last
year by Ralph Bogart, the District
amateur champ.
Ralph will not be eligible this
year, although he is a student at
Wilson High School. Under school
rules, Ralph, having played for three
years, is out of further interhigh
Ten teams will meet tomorrow
over five courses in the opening
matches of the team series. Be
thesda plays Bladensburg at Manor,
Wilson meets Western, Anacostia
clashes with McKinley, St. Johns
faces Devitt and Gonzaga, tabbed
as a “hot” team, will match shots
with Blair.
Reds Seek Koy, Reported
In Dodger'Doghouse'
CHARLESTON, S. C.—Still look
ing for outfield hitting strength,
the Cincinnati Reds are understood
to be dickering for Ernie Koy of
the Brooklyn Dodgers. Koy is re
ported to be in Manager Leo
Durocher’s “dog house,” while Dea
con Bill McKechnie can’t help re
membering his fine play at Crosley
Field during the last two yean.
Congressional Women's Fancy
Turns to Golf, but Title Hope
Has Them on Bowling Drives
Winding up their best season of
competition on the bowling alleys,
feminine golfers of the city—more
concerned with pars nowadays than
with spares and strikes—will roll
their concluding matches of a
lengthy season at Hugh Arbaugh's
Silver Spring alleys tomorrow. Major
interest in the final match of the
season centers around the Congres
sional No. 1 team in its attempt to
win the big mug emblematic of the
country club championship.
Congressional will roll against
Columbia in the final session, but it
doesn’t make much difference
whether they lick Columbia. Their
interest will be elsewhere, chiefly
around the drives where Kenwood
and Congressional No. 2 teams will
be battling. For if the Congressional
No. 1 team can win one game it will
win the crown. They came from far
back in the final weeks of the bowl
ing season to esconce themselves in
first place, and while they are away
out in front in total pins they need
the odd game today to beat Ken
Just as they do in golf, the women
have a first-class handicapping sys
tem in bowling. It has worked
out this year right dowm to the
last match.
Pro Meet Today.
Over at Baltimore today the pros
of the mid-Atlantic area were plav
ing in a pro-pro best-ball affair,
with their season schedule to be
announced during the day. First
event on the list will be the mid
Atlantic open championship, to be
ployed at Old Point Comfort, Va.
April 26 and 27. Unless Cliff
Spencer wins again he’ll hold the
title for only six months. He won
it last October at Columbia.
The boys are holding the tourney
early this year because the hotel
management at Old Point has put
up a grand for the affair. Wiffy
Cox, Congressional pro and one of
the men to lick, says he won’t play
m this year’s tourney. "It would
cost me a lot of money to leave the
club over a week end at this time
of year,” says Wiffy. "I might not
win anything down there. It’s
hardly worth it.”
Two clubs around Washington
held week-end tourneys, with John
R. Miller turning on the heat at
Beaver Dam to coast home over the
last nine in 33 strokes and grab all
the marbles in a sweepstakes event
staged by Club Pro A1 Houghton.
John played like a duffer, on the
first nine, using 43 wallops, but he
was hot on the last nine with that
33 for his leading 76. His handi
cap of six strokes off gave him a
net of 70. Joe Balestri took down
low gross with a 76. Other winners
were C. O. Jorg, 92—21—71; E. Har
ris, 38—17—71; Dr. L. Lavine, 85—
13—72, and A. C. Keefer, 93—21—72.
Pittman Congressional Winner.
At Congressional, where District
Champion Ralph Bogart did a
round of 73, Club Champion Gene
Pittman won a selected hole event
with a card of 76—3—73. Willie
Shea was next with 77—3—74, while
Roger Reed was third with 84—8—76.
Kenwood staged a blind bogey
affair. Winners included P. J.
Schrider, Robert Fuchs, W. O.
Wooley, A. D. Kane, H. T. Snyder
and Dr. E. B. Frank.
A1 Houghton tomorrow will open
golf classes for his Maryland Uni
versity undergraduate pupils and at
the same time will marshal the
Terrapin golf forces for a match
against Cornell. Houghton also ex
pects to obtain the golf coaching
job at Catholic University and will
discuss it with Athletic Director Ar
thur J. Bergman.
At Capital Georgetown Coach
Tony Sylvester was to hold qualify
ing rounds today to round out the
Hoya golf team. Billy Shea, John
Burke, Buddy Sharkey, Frank Gal
vin and Ray Higgins already have
won places. The Hilltoppers will
meet Cornell Thursday at Capital.
Virginia State golfers were all set
today for another big season with
their tournament dates settled. The
open title tourney will be played at
Lynchburg May 17-19. the men's
amateur at Hot Springs from July 3
to July 8, the women's championship
at Chamberlin June 4-8 and the
team title will be settled at Farm
ington September 15.
W. F. iFritz* Souder of Char
lottesville was re-elected president
of the association, with Fred Mackay
again is secretary-treasurer.
Biggest Links Meet
Of D. C. Under Way
At East Potomac
Washington’s biggest golf tourna
ment got under way today at East
Potomac Park, with nearly 100 en
tries already in the hands of Tommy
Doerer for an affair that probably
will draw more than 400 players be
fore April 26, when the qualifying
round ends.
It is the annual spring tourna
ment run off for several years past
at the public courses and is open
to all municipal players. James R.
Gipe, now a Beaver Dam member,
won the event last year. Entrants
will have four weeks to qualify,
with match play to start May 1 and
end May 31.
“Judged *from the way this tour
nament is getting under way we will
have around 400 entries,” Doerer
said today. “We are planning on
20 flights of 16 each, or more than
300 players, in match play. Doesn’t
that make it just about Washing
ton’s biggest golf tournament? Yes.
we’ll have a special flight for the
woman golfers if enough of them
Tommy looked at an elaborate
prize list, including sets of clubs,
bags, clothing and golf balls. "Yes.
every one seems to. want to play
golf this year. I look for one of the
big years in the game around this
town. They didn’t have much chance
to play during the winter.”
Doerer has arranged an exhibi
tion match starring Craig Wood
for East Potomac Park about April
Spring Baseball
Bt the Associated Press. *
A Washington (A.). 2; Minneapolis (A.
_Chattanooaa (8. A.), 8; Washington (A.)
••B” Squad. 3.
Cuban All-Stars, 4: St. Louis (N). 2.
Boston (A.). 3; Cincinnati (N.). 2
Brooklyn <N.). 0; New York <N.), 6.
Detroit fA.), 0: Boston fN). 3.
Philadelphia (N ), 0; Rochester fI ). 1.
St. Louis (A.), 0; Toledo fA. A.). 5.
St. Louis (A.) “B-' Squad. 8; Tulsa
(T.). S.
New York fA.), 13; Houston <T.l. 3.
Cleveland fA.). 2: Atlanta (S. A.), 0.
Chicago IN.). 7; Chicago fA.). 0.
Philadelphia fA.), 8: Pittsburgh <N.), 7.
Games Today.
Washington (A.) vs. Sanford (Florida
State League).
Cincinnati (N.) vs. Boston (A.). *
St. Louis (N.) VS. Columbus (A. A.).
Brooklyn IN.) vs. Atlanta (8. A.).
Chicago IN.) vs. Chicago (A.).
New York (N.) va. Cleveland (A.).
Philadelphia (A.) vs. Pittsburgh IN ).
New Table Net Queen
Crowned as Captial
Tourney Ends
Carolyn Wilson Bests
Jane Stauffer; Men's
Team Title Shifted
Stanley Fields and Bobby Ben
singer still reign as the District’s
best men's and junior’s table tennis
players, but there's a new woman’s
champion and No. 1 men’s doubles
Carolyn Wilson, sturdy contender
for the fair crown last year. Anally
upset her former nemesis. Jane
Stauffer, to capture the woman’s
title last night as the annual tourna
ment ended at Heurich gym. Follow
ing that form upset, Bensinger
paired with young Jimmy Limerick
to trip the defending doubles cham
pions, Elias Schuman and Leon
Summers to gain the team title.
Fields, a nationally-ranking pad
dler, again turned back Schuman,
king of local players until Fields
came to town, in straight games,
21—12. 21—15, 21—19, for the men's
singles title. Bensinger likewise
stopped his Anal opponent, Arnold
Seigel, in quick order, 21—14, 21—7.
21—10, for the junior crown. Miss
Stauffer, however, did not yield her
title without a battle, forcing Miss
Wilson to four games, 21—18, 21—16,
11—21, 21—12. Young Bensinger
and Limerick also had to travel four
games before taking the doubles
crown from Schuman and Summers,
21—14, 12—21, 21—16, 21—19.
John Holzberg nearly defeated
Schuman in a semiAnal match
which resulted in four close games
before the latter Anallv prevailed
at 21—19, 22—24, 21—18, 21—19. Lou
Dorin was Fields’ next-to-last vic
tim by scores of 21—12, 21—19
Blasting Rumor, Waners
Again Pacing Pirates
By the Associated Press.
PHOENIX, Ariz.—That furore
about the Waners being ditched by
the Pittsburgh Pirates for rookies
apparently was premature, because
Brothers Paul and Lloyd are back
at their old stand. So far on the
exhibition tour with the Philadel
phia Athletics, the Pirates have
gone just about as the Waners have
gone and Manager Frankie Frisch
says he doesn't see how he could
leave them out of the line-up long
Record Fields Seen
For Potomac Point
Races Saturday
Mrs. Exnicios Receives
Brush in Joint Meet;
Steeplechaser Dies
Fox hunting over for the season
members of local and nearby hunt!
today focused on the Potomac Hunl
point-to-point meet to be held or
Edward B Beale's farm near Glen
Md.. Saturday afternoon, with thre<
events scheduled.
Training for such races is done
in the hunting field and yesterday
the Potomac Hunt and the Marlborr
Hunt joined to give their mount!
a final training spin at Marlboro
After a run of an hour and a hal:
hounds closed in on Reynard anc
killed. Mrs. Marshall Exnicious. firs!
woman rider to finish, was giver
the brush.
Joy of Life Fails Dead.
Following the chase members ol
both hunts gathered at the home ol
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bland for a hunl
The season of the Manor Hunl
ended on two unhappy notes. First
there was no fox to show for ar
hour's run. and. secondly, Joy ol
Life, a former steeplechaser of note
owned and hunted by William Laird
Dunlop. 3d, fell dead while in the
thick of the chase.
Falls were suffered by Thomas
Trodden, Mrs. Edward Cashell, Mrs
Earnest Rice and Anita Mamalee. but
none was injured.
Record Entry Expected.
However, falls and the like never
keep a real hunter down and a
record-breaking entry for the ‘‘point’
meet is certain. Featuring the card
is the Dunboyne Challenge Plate
over a 6-mile course. Only mem
bers of the Potomac Hunt are
eligible for this gruelling test, but
the other two races, an open and
a special larkers and dawdlers event
are open to all. The open will be
at 6 miles, the dawdlers at 4.
After the entry list closes Wednes
day contestants will be allowed tc
walk the course. Post entries will
be accepted.
Commissioner Melvin C. Hazgn
and Maj. Henry Leonard will judge
the finishes.
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Steady Practice, Keen Putting
Makes Hogan Top Coin-Getter
After $1,200 Asheville Win
Associated Press Sports Writer.
ASHEVILLE, N. C., April 1.—It Is
singularly inappropriate to be writ
ing about Ben Hogan on All Fools’
Day. For the last two weeks we
have been watching young Hogan
work a major miracle, and he cer
tainly has been nobody’s fool.
In case you came in late, he woh
the $1,200 first prize in the “Land
of the Sky” open golf tournament
yesterday. It was his third straight
victory. It brought his winnings
over that stretch to $3,400. It made
him No. 1 man in that respect, with
$6,438 for his winter’s efforts to
$6,152 for Jimmy Demaret.
It made him No. 1 man in the
eyes of his rivale, too. They might
make cracks about the fact that the
Greensboro and Asheville tourna
ments were played under winter
rules. But the fact remained that
they had the same opportunities
under those conditions: that Hogan
was 34 under par for 216 holes,
setting new records with each of his
triumphs, and, finally and most
\ conclusively, that Hogan had only
two three-putt greens in his 216.
New Names Appear
Among Leaders in
Tenpin Classic
By the A s*ociatfri Prp^s.
DETROIT, April 1.—New namps
in three divisions adorned the high
i standings board at the American
Bowling Congress tournament to
day as a result of the heaviest as
sault on the pins since the tourney
Top performance in the Sunday
rolling was that of Jack Taylor. 31
vear-old printer of Upper Darby,
Pa., who equalled last year's win
ning singles total with a 730. Tay
lor threaded 14 consecutive strikes
in his second and third games to
finish with 270 and 274 after a
modest 186 in his first try.
Vincent Lamb and Eddie Gram
lich, 24-year-o!d machinists from
Peoria, 111., rolled up 1.303 to win
the doubles lead. Tom Willis and
Clyde Martinson, Philadelphia, took
third with 1290, while Gene Adams
and John Holden. East St. Louis,
i tallied 1,270 for fourth.
Duckpin League Statisics
Riggs Nat Bk 01 20 Hamilron 44 46
City Bk No. 1 HO 30 A. S A T 3 *2 48
N. S & T. Co. 50 31 Morris Plan 40 50
A S. A T 1 50 31 Union Tr Co. 30 51
Com A* Sav 53 37 Met. No. 2 37 53
W B Hibbs 50 40 Bk of Wash 36 54
A S. A T. 2 40 4 1 Munsey T Co. 3H 54
W L A T. 1 40 4 1 W L. Ac T. 2 2H H4
Met. No 1 45 45 City Bk No. 2 25 65
Hiram 58 23 Stansbury 1 40 38
Columbia 54 27 National 40 38
King David 40 20 Lafayette 40 41
Centennial 50 31 Dawson 4<» 41
Whitinc 50 31 St. John’s 37 38
Lebanon 45 33 Stansbury 2 35 43
Albert Pike 45 33 New Jerusalem 34 47
West Gate 43 32 Ben Franklin 31 44
Singleton 32 32 Takoma 33 48
Naval 4* 36 Mt. Pleasant 33 4 8
Potomac 46 35 Harmony :u 47
Anacostia 44 34 Brightwood 20 46
Pentalpha 45 36 Hope 32 52
Gompers 42 36 Harding 26 40
Roosevelt 43. 38 Joppa 25 56
B B French 42 30
High team games—Roosevelt. 602: Leb
anon. 681.
High team sets—Roosevelt. 1.875; Cen
tennial. 1.814
High averages—Lee Brown. 121-30:
Simons. 121-2: Povich. 110-61; Litchfield
110-31: Billheimer. 110-14.
High individual games—Povich. 184;
Otey Brown. 172: Lawrenson. 171
High individual sets—Schlosser 428:
Povich. 428, Freeman. 427. Litchfield. 427;
Otey Brown 426.
High strikes—Lee Brown. 60 Wondrack.
65: Lasover. 65: Povich. 64; Simons. 62.
High spares—Simon. 237: Otey Brown.
,218; Povich. 217; Hare. 216; Brashears.
! High weekly games—Hoffman 158:
I Walker. 140; Stoner. 140; K. O. Sonneman.
140; Del Vecchio. 140.
Team. W. L. T P
Circle _47 28 38.811
Juniors _ 48 29 37.808
Atlas _ 45 30 39.428
Capitol _ _ 45 30 38.294
' R-K-O _ 40 35 37.261
Roosevelt _ 38 37 37.238
Princess _ 36 39 36.420
Palace . _ 36 39 36.224
Earle _ 35 49 37.123
Columbia _ 31 44 35.589
Ambassador _ __ 26 49 35.47ft
, Central 25 50 35.832
High team sets—Alias. 1.888; Capi
tol. 1,685: Columbia. 1.632
High team games—Atlas. 620; Princess,
607: R-K-O. 600
High individual sets—Sullivan. 401:
Mould. 384: Anderson. 379.
High individual games—Mould. 159:
j Kyreakou. 156: Ross. 152.
High averages—Anderson. 115.15:
Mould. 111.2 Sullivan. 108 39.
High spares—Anderson. 196; Mould,
j 179: Cokinos. 165
High strikes—T Bittenbender. 39: Stuart, j
, 38. Spellbring. Warren. Sullivan, 36.

; Team. VI L T P.
| Cardinals _ 54 18 31.801
I Orioles 43 29 29.964
Woodpeckers _ 30 42 29.823
I Wrens 26 46 29.161
High teem sets—Cardinals, 1.409;
Orioles. 1.401.
High team games—Cardinals. 506;
Orioles. 502
High individual sets—Stuart. 337:
Bohrer. 331.
High individual games—Stuart. 140:
; Bohrer. 136.
High averages-—Stuart, 92.19: Bohrer,
I 92.6.
High spares—Muschlitz. 78: Stuart. 77.
i High strikes—Bohrer. Stuart, 23; M
; Sadtler. 18.
Miscellaneous No. l 50 ”5 40 l*1*’
Progress 4P *’« 41033
Foundry 4* 27 40.^C4
F- and A No. 1 40 2fl 4° IIP
Tor. T. No. 1 46 29 4Ll29
Sight No. 1 4;, 30 40.264
West No. 2 44 31 40.529
,Bd. Mt. No. 1 - 44 31 36,958
West No. 1 43 32 40.067
Tool No. 1 4) 34 40.867
Sight No 2 41 34 40.029
Tor. T No. 2 41 34 39.171
Apprentice _ 40 35 39566
F and A No 3_ 30 36 38 730
B M. No. 1 38 37 41.401
C. and R _*- 35 40 38.888
Optical No 1 34 41 39.512
Plannme No. l _42 P47
B M No. 2 _ _ _ 33 42 38 643
Erecting 32 43 39 447
Inspection 32 43 38.344
Dr Rm No. 2 32 43 36.845
F and A No 4 _ . 32 43 35.364
F and A No 2 30 45 36 584
Optica! No 2 20 46 35.590
•Planning No. 2 29 46 .35.525
•Have forfeit set to add to pintail.
High individual game-Jenkins (Wrest
No. 21. 174: Beavers (Tool No. II 173. Lai
tln (Sight No 1 i 170
High individual strikes—Smith (Tor T
No 2(. 427: Moore (Tor. T. No. 1). 424.
Beavers (Tool No 11. 417.
High team game—Tool No. 1. 649 Wert
No 2. 635; ,F. and A. No 1, 628; Sight No
1. 628
High team set—F and A. No 1. 1.824;
Sight No. 1. 1.803; Progress. 1.791
High averages—Nicholson IF and A.
No |i. 12117: Beavers (Tool No 1',
20-46 crawlev (F and A No. II. 117-36:
Price (Tor T No ]1. 117-30
High spares—Beavers (Tool No 11. "3"
Nicholson (F and A. No. 11. 215. Walker
(Progress'. 195
High strikes—Koontz (Progress l. 50;
Beavers (Tool No. 1). 50; Witz (Wrest No.
2). 50.
os^lgh ^at aame—Bergstrom (Inspection',
_ w. L w L.
Princeton 20 Tv M I 13 1A
Xale _ 17 10 Lehigh 13 14
Dartmouth Id 11 V P X 13 14
Navy 15 12 Penn 12 15
Harvard 15 12 Cornell 11 Id
Michigan 14 13 Brown 10 IT
Maryland 13 14 Syracuse 7 20
High team came—Princeton. 810
Hich team set—Dartmouth. 1.725
High individual game—Rhees i Prince
ton >. ifi
(Dartmouth indi4‘M|Ual “‘“Worthingion.
iDanmouth,!idn«-2 a'erage-Worth.ngton
_ w L. H S H G. T P
S.1??, Br0K -f :!n ,-7Sn Hid 4d.o 15
Hechinger 54 30 1.715 «35 44.505
Redman A- Brown 51 33 1,745 007 43 3S1
Cameo Appliance 50 .’54 1.744 8M0 44501
Western Elec. 48 MS 1.701 807 44.H51
E. J. Payne 45 39 1,735 592 43.400
E. B Adams 43 41 1,712 did 43.921
Graybar Elec. 42 MO 1.800 on 4> *>50
Doubleday A* Hill M2 40 1.714 H14 4M 0M8
Atlantic Elec. MO 54 1.888 585 401800
Noland 20 55 1.840 504 42.000
May Hardware 20 55 1.840 5«M 41 51 1
High team sets—Wise Bros.. 1.750: R*d
?12r‘e ^ Brdwn, 1.745; Cameo Appliance.
1. <44.
High team games—Cameo Appliance.
839 Hechinger 835: Wise Bros . 618
High individual games—Leckert, 160;
Fowler 158: Dennis. 157.
• High individual averages — Anderson.
120-2; J. Ferrell. 114-47: Fowler. 114-37,
Kreamer. 114-29: Holland. 114-1
High Individual sets — Fowler. 441:
D^dnls. 412: s Beall. 411: Anderson. 408.
H eh strikes—Davis. 56. Holland. 53.
„ High spares^Holland. 225. Kreamer.
Because of that brilliant putting
streak, we thought the Sunday
golfers might like to know the
Hogan secret. The secret is, there
isn’t any.
‘‘I’ve Just been keeping the face
of that putter dead upright, and
headed straight for the hole,” said
Benjy after coming off the 18th yes
terday and his eighth straight
under-70 round and a 273 total.
‘‘That's why, like you probably no
ticed, some of my short putts for
birdies have stopped short or gone
over the hole.
“Naturally, I notice the distance
while I'm lining up a putt. But j
when I finally get over the ball,/
I'm concentrating so hard on kppp
ing that face straight that the dis«^
tance often slips my mind.” ;
In case you’ve never seen Berifv
putt, we'll try to describe it. H[e
gets into position with the ball ju?*,
about off his left toe. The weight \k
almost all on the left foot. As he set-\
ties into place for the stroke he
bends that left knee considerably.
The right* foot is set further for
ward, and the right knee is crookpd
somewhat less than the other. He
keeps his elbows well in to his body,
and strokes the putt with somewhat
of a pendulum effect.
Advocates Practice.
If there's no secret about his
putting, Hogan feels he does have
one tip for those who want to plav
low-scoring golf—as who doesn't?
"They used to kid me,'' said the
kid from Texas by way of While
Plains. N. Y.. "about practicing so
much—I'd get ,-eut. before a round
and practice, and practice some
more when I was through. Now they
can kid me all they like. It didn't
pay off then, but I know that's what
finally got me in the groove."
Because Benjy left here last night
to drive straight to Augusta to
'guess what?) practice for the open
ing of thp Masters Thursday, mayhe
he'll stay right in that groove. In
the Masters of course, thp pressure
wiH be harder, and the stake, both
financial and in reputation, will be
But w-e've sene Benjy in three tour
naments now: we’ve seen him take
the bit at the starter's signal and run
a front race all the way; we've seen
him overhaul a man as good as
Ralph Guldahl in the final round,
and now, having seen practically
everything, we re ready to see him
win the Masters.
And that's no April fool joke

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