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TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1940.
By FRANCIS E. STAN, Star Staff Correspondent. Brother Bonura Goes to a Ball Game CHARLOTTE, N. C., April 9—Zeke Bonura still wears the uniform of the New York Giants and he's getting a passel o’ hits these days, but his heart belongs to Grandaddy. Grandaddy Clark Griffith, that is. He said so again yesterday. We sat with him part of the game between the Nats and Bees in Greenville, S. C. "Here's something I ain't never told anybody,” Bonura was saying. “Alter Griff and me and Bill Terry talked about getting ol’ Zeke sold back to Washington a couple of weeks ago I went to Mister Griff and I said, Mister Griff, I'm so anxious to get back with the Washingtons thai I’ll personally contribute $1,000 to the purchase price.’ That's something, ain't it? Do you know how much $1,000 Is to a fellow?” We assured Zeke that we had had no first-hand experience with' $1,000 but understood it was a lot of kale. “It is,” Zeke verified solemnly, “especially when it’s your own dough. But I was willing. I told Mister Griff he could take it outta my saiary but Terry and the Old Fox didn’t get together and so I'm still With the Giants.” Zeke Always Was a High-Priced Performer This Bonura is a peculiar tomato. It seems the Giants were sup posed to be playing the Cleveland Indians in a little South Carolina village called Anderson. A rainstorm washed out the game, but Zeke whipped out a Nats’ roster and found they were playing in Greenville and. with his rare persuasive powers, he induced a car-owning Anderson cithen to drive him 30 miles to see the Washingtons and the Bostons. No other Giant thought enough of watching a ball game to accompany Ezekiel. This is a tip-off on the kind of fellow Zeke is. Some years ago, wheif he was playing for the White Sox, he became known as a tough guy to sign Zeke wanted real money for playing ball and his salary squabbles were as periodic, bitter and as certain as bock beer. When he came to Washington to spend the summer of 1938 he ranked one-two in Grifflth’s pay roll in point of salary and on that particular club were A1 Simmons and Wes Ferrell and a few other fellows who never worked for eoolie wages. Last year with the Giants, who spent $25,000 to get him, Zeke was rewarded handsomely and when Terry wanted to unload him last winter and the Phillies pricked up their ears interestedly, Bonura threw a wrench inio the works by positively announcing that he would sign for no less than $17,000. And, apparently, he meant it. Thinks Maybe He Was Too Friendly With Terry But there is strong evidence that Brother Bonura is playing baseball more for the hell of it than for the money in it. To begin with, Ezekiel is one of the few players who doesn t have to play ball for a living. Back home in New Orleans, old Papa Bonura has a big fruit business he is dying to intrust to Zeke. For another thing, if Zeke didn't just love to play ball or watch ball games, why was he driving 30 miles to attend an exhibition on a day off? Or why, for that matter, is he playing with the Giants when Terry admittedly doesn't like Zeke and Bonura, on the other hand, distrusts Terry? We asked Zeke about his relationship with Terry these days and the big guy shrugged. “Bill’s nice to me,” he said, "but I just can’t seem to understand him. Maybe I got too friendly with him last year. Maybe he ain’t the kind of a fellow who likes his ballplayers to get very friendly. I cut up and kidded around with Jimmy Dykes and Bucky Harris and we all got along swell. But Terry, he’s different. “This year we don't have much to say. We don’t talk very much. When Terry says, ‘Zeke, go play first base now,’ I get up and play. Usually I split half ?, game with either McCarthy or that kid Terry likes, Young. That's all. He Is Sorry for Bloodworth, Who Can't Run Zeke wasn’t particularly impressed with the Nats at the time we talked with him. Maybe it was because the Bees were holding an 8-0 lead. ‘’They need some punch,” he experted. In other words, Zeke was suggesting they need Brother Bonura. He still doesn't understand how Griffith failed to land him this spring when, apparently, he had the chance. Yesterday he professed to find a reason. He saw Jimmy Bloodworth run down to first base and he whistled. “Lawsy me,” he sighed, “is that all the faster that boy can run? Thats a shame, isn't it? How can a young boy be that slow?” * We suggested, lightly, that Bloodworth might be one of the reasons Why Bonura wasn't purchased by Griffith. After all, Zeke is no gazelle around first base and with another slow-footed Johnny playing next to him, the Nats’ defense on the right side of the infield might be palpably weak. "I never thought of that,” Zeke said, “but I can see where that’s probably the reason. Griff probably needs a guy like Hal Chase on first base more than a real good hitter. But I still wish I was back In the American League, where I belong.” Season Chances Rest Mainly in Youth, Speed Bees, Drubbed by Big Rally at Greenville, To Be Met Here By a Btaff Correspondent ot The Btar. CHARLOTTE, N. C„ April 9.— Tanned and hardened by weeks of training under the Florida sun but as big a question mark as ever, Washington's newest ball club comes home tomorrow to await the bell for another American League campaign. What have the 1940 Nationals to offer, outside of richness of promise in some quarters, hope in others and doubt in still more? The an swer is two things—youth and speed. There is no taking either asset away. A ball club can’t win a pennant on youth and speed, of course. As adjuncts they are highly beneficial but they are not essentialr An automobile with fresh license plates and air accelerator won’t run with out an engine and won’t stop with out brakes. Whether the Nats have the power to go at a pace or the pitching to stop a skid remains to be seen. Regulars Average Only 26. This undoubtedly is the youngest ball club, right down the line, Wash ington ever has entered in the American League race. Of the reg ulars only two. Left Fielder Gerry Walker and Catcher Rick Ferrell, are past 30. The average age of the regulars is 26. The pitchers will run considerably less. In the new infield, Third Baseman Cecil Travis, six years ago the boy regular on a pennant-winning club, is the dean at 27. Travis never looked better in his career. Bigger and stronger than ever before, he has shown a new zest afield and at bat with his return to his origi nal position. Jimmy Wasdell, the first • base man, who is something of a pereh nial rookie, is back again. He is only 24 now but, withal, second oldest in the field. The new $40,000 shortstop, Jimmy Pofahl, is 23 and something of a defensive wizard, and Jimmy Bloodworth, at second base, remains the juvenile at 22. The average age of the infield is 24. Ferrell Dean of First Stringers. The 31-year-old Gerry Walker, obtained from the White Sox over the winter in trade for Taft Wright and Pete Appleton, hikes the aver age age of the outfield to 26. Both George Case, the center fielder, and Buddy Lewis, the transplanted third baseman in right field, are 24. Two years older than Walker and the dean of all the regulars is Catcher Rick Ferrell, 33, and to date more impressive this spring than ever before in a Washington uniform. . The pitching squad is uniformly youthful and divided into two parts. There are five who seemingly stand chances of winning games and five or six more who will be supplied with mops to clean up on certain afternoons. Since there seems to be no way of knowing just how old is Alex Carrasquel, one of the sec ond-flighters, Dutch Leonard, the ace, also passes for the dean of slabbing staff at 30. All the others are under this figure. Sid Hudson, the pitching sensa (See NATS, Page A-16J Dean Elated More Tban Mates As He Checks Brownies In 1940 Slab Debut By th* Associated Press. WICHITA, Kans., April 9.—Dizzy Dean’s 1940 pitching debut, as bril liant as it was, impressed no one as much as the big right-hander him self. Making his first exhibition game Start yesterday at Fort Smith, Ark., Dean gave the St. Louis Browns no runs and two hits in five innings. He struck out three batters and walked four. Dean’s form was the big news of the game as his Chicago Cub teammates splurged to an easy 15-to-2 victory. After his 5-innlng turn Dean bounced off the mound, gave his wife a hearty hug and told every body how good he felt. “I feel better and wast faster than at any time since I joined the Cubs," he said, bubbling with jubilation. The one-time great pitcher came to the Cubs two years ago this month from St. Louis for $185,000 and three players. Since then he has won a total of 13 games for the Cubs, six last season. Manager Gaby Hartnett was among those who were not com pletely carried away by Dean’s per formance. "I guess it was all right,” com mented Gabby, and added he didn’t know when Dean would pitch again. The hurler’s teammates didn’t have much to say one way or the other about his unveiling. Camp followers of the Cubs, espe cially sports writers traveling with the team, could see little difference between the Dean of yesterday and the Dean who failed to pitch win ning ball in 1938-39. He had very little speed, sticking almost entirely to his curve and slow ball. It was the first time the Browns had ever faced him and their timing was off on his slow stuff. Some of the scribes with the team have been predicting that the un predictable Dean would fail to last out the season with the Cubs. How ever, his work against the Browns at least gave a glimmer of hope that he might again become a winning moundsman although apparently none of his mates is optimistic enough to think he ever again can approximate the form he showed with the St. Louis Cardinals. Box Score BOSTON. AB. R. H. O. A. E. Loane. cf _2 1 0 3 0 1 Hassett. lb_6 2 2 3 1 0 M. West, rf _ 6 2 2 S 0 0 Cuecinello, 2b_ 6 2 2 2 1 1 Ross. If _ 5 2 2 3 0 0 Majeski, 3b_5 13 10 0 Miller, ss_ 5 2 3 4 2 0 Lopes, c_ 4 0 1 3 0 0 Swift, p_ 3 0 0 0 0 1 Coffman, P __ 0 0 0 0 1 0 •Scarsella _ 0 0 0 0 0 0 tYunker _ 1 0 0 0 0 0 Lamanna. p_ 0 0 0 0 0 0 Masl c _ 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 42 12 16 24 ~6 ~3 WASHINGTON. AB. R. H. O. A. E. Case, cf _ 4 2 3 2 0 0 Wasdell. lb_ 3 2 0 12 0 1 Lewis, rf_ 3 0 0 0 0 0 S. West, rf_2 110 0 0 Walker. If___ 6 2 3 3 0 0 Travis. 3b. _4 110 3 1 Bloodworth. 2b_ 6 2 3 1 3 0 Pofahl. ss_ 2 0 1 0 0 1 Quick, ss_3 10 12 0 ftrrell. c___ 1 0 0 2 0 0 Giuliani, e_2 2 1 6 0 0 Haynes, p_ 1 0 0 0 0 0 Torres, p_ 1 0 0 0 0 0 tWelaj _1110 0 0 Montaguedo, p_ 2 0 0 0 1 0 Totals 39 14 14 27 9 ~3 ’Batted for Swift in the sixth. tBatted for Coffman in the eighth. iBatted for Torres In the sixth. Boston _ 015 203 010—12 Washington 000 462 llx—14 Runs batted in—Majeski (2). M. West (2). Cuecinello. Ross (2). Miller (21, Walk er (6). Bloodworth (4). Pofahl (2). WelaJ. Case. Hassett. Travis. Two-base hits— Cuecinello M West (2). Miller (2). Walker WelaJ, 8. West. Three-base hit—Pofahl. Home runs—Ross. Bloodworth. Stolen base —Loane. Double play—Wasdell, unassisted. Left on bases—Boston. 13; Washington, 7. P!r6t base on balls—Off Haynes, 4: off Swift. 4; off Torres, 1; off Coffman. 1: off Montaguedo. 1: off Lamanna. 1. Struck out—By Haynes. 2: by Swift. 2; bv Torres 1; by Coffman. 1; by Montaguedo. 3. Hits—Off Haynes. 9 In 3Vs innings: off Torres, 3 In 2% innings: off Montaguedo. 2 in 3 innings: off Swift. 6 in 5 Innings; off Coffman. 5 In 2 innings; off Lamanna. 3 In 1 Inning. Hit by pitched ball—By Torres (Loane). Winning pitcher—Torres Losing pitcher — Coffman. ^ —— -: « Win. Lose or Draw POFAHL MAKES THE PUTOUT! —By JIM BERRYMAN Krakky Slated to Pitch Against Bees Here Tomorrow Carrasquel Also May Be Seen in Relief Role; Haynes' Failure Worrying Harris By a Stall Correspondent of The Star. CHARLOTTE, N. C., April Joe Krakauskas, who"pitched and lost the Nats’ opening game last year against the Yankees, again will open the baseball year in Washington ... Only this season Joe merely will pitch the first exhibition game, scheduled for tomorrow at Griffith Stadium against the Boston Bees . . If any relief is deemed in order it will be supplied by Alejandro Carrasquel, the South American . . . The Nats arrive at 10:15 to morrow morning at Union Sta tion. Bucky Harris is worried about Joe Haynes, who has been getting his ears pinned back nearly every time he’s gone to the post this Spring ... Joe was the first Washington pitcher to be relieved during an inning yesterday and the stingless Bees, of all people, had to chase him . .. Nearly every time First Base man Jimmy Wasdell looks into the grandstand he sees 3eke Bonura, unhappily employed by the Giants and hoping to land with the Nats again . . Zeke saw the game yesterday in Green ville. It was like old home week yes terday at Greenville, where the Nats’ Springfield and Greenville farmhands train . . Dozens of ballplayers who at one time or another wore Washington uni forms were on hand . . . Joe Mellendeck said he was homesick . . . Spencer Abbot, manager of Springfield, is trying to get Hal Quick back from the Nats. Joe Cambria was bussing around, pointing out that his Greenville park was most mod ern . . . While the first inning was being played a zephyr blew over the high, tin fence along the left field line ... Alec McCall, the pitcher who got a trial with the Nats in 1933, when he was 10 years older than the first Joe Miller joke, is managing Green ville for Cambria . . . Alec was moaning because Springfield and Charlotte get first choice of the Washington leavings. Bob Loane, the outfielder who was a terrific flop with the Nats last year, is leading off and play ing center field for the Bees . .. During batting practice yester day he took a hearty cut—and lost his bridgework ... No fooling. Proudest current asset of Cam bria la a filing cabinet,.. Per mf i air good' . UMPIRIN' I'M . » QONAiA BE 4 / ) WOW IN THIS l XJ-e4<3UEjJ / FUNNY GUYS'. > ( THEY PAY AU. THAT ' UOUGH FES ME- 1 AH'DONT EXPECT J ME To BAT MV WAY ) _ OUT OP A CREAM V >■ PUFF \ AT FIRST EVERYBODY THOUGHT HE WAS LUCKY THE WAY HE KEPT NIPPING THE RUNNER BV A HALP STEP ! y THE MEW MAT SHORTSTOP IS SPRINGING SOME HAPPy SURPRISES WITH THE BAT..... T " ” ' V" \ J,MMX POFAHL.^ THE WASHINGTON CLUB'S * EXPENSIVE ROOKIE FROM MINNEAPOLIS, HAS MADE QUICK WORK OF DISPELLING FEARS ABOUT HIS THROWING... Rangers-Toronfo Tilt Tonight Held Key To Stanley Cup Canadians, Fine on Home Ice, Big Series Threats If They Take Tussle By the Associated Press. TORONTO, April 9.—A couple of t i annoyed and very much in earnest hockey teams, the New York Rang ers and Toronto Maple Leafs, meet tonight in what may be the payoff game of the Stanley Cup finals. The Rangers are leading, 2-1, in the best-of-seven series and if they add another victory tonight they shouldn’t have much trouble win ning. If the Leafs even the series, however, they’ll have an even chance or a little more to win out. Toronto Strong At Home. Even Manager Lester Patrick of the Rangers admits the Toronto club is "25 per cent better” on its home rink than it is on the road, and all the remaining games will be played here. The source of most of the annoy ance is the goal Gordie Drillon scored last Saturday as Toronto won, 2-1. The Rangers claim he kicked it in, the Leafs counter with the charge the New Yorkers are “crybabies,” who try to run the games to suit themselves and that Goalie Dave Kerr is “the worst squawker in hockey.” Each Has Injured Player. Alex Shibicky, high-scoring Rang er left winger, will be on the side lines tonight with a badly sprained ankle and Jack Church, Toronto defenseman, is a doubtful starter. He still is bothered by a hip and groin injury suffered in the first round playoff against Chicago and may be replaced by Reg Hamilton. The Rangers planned considerable shifting to replace Shibicky. Kilby MacDonald probably will work with Neil and Mac Colville and Stan Smith, who played all season with the Rangers’ Philadelphia farm club, will fill the vacant spot on the front line. Sunday Games Wanted Packard-Washington baseball team is seeking Sunday games. Call Mr. Colie, Republic 0123. years his boast was that his files for several minor league clubs were his coat pocket but Judge Landis, slapping fines on him, cured Joe of such small-scale doings . . . Casey Stengel, keeper of the Bees, was missing yester day ... He was en route to Kansas City to attend the fu neral of his father, who died Sunday . . . George Kelly, the old first baseman, now is running the Boston Club. Bucky Harris got a scare in the fourth inning when Jimmy Pofahl tripled and was thrown out at the plate after a hard slide on the wet, clay strip . , . Jimmy was shaken up and promptly replaced by Quick . . . 29 hits bounced off the bats of the Nats and Bees, of all people, yesterday ... A high wind, how ever, helped some of the blows. Judge to Shake Up Hoya Nine Despite Three Wins in Row; Terps in Meet Tomorrow Defying one of baseball’s oldest rtiaxims “Don’t break up a winning team,” Joe Judge is ready to begin revamping his Georgetown machine in an effort to coax more concerted hitting out of his lads and add to its defensive strength. The Hoyas have accumulated a tidy winning streak of three games since opening day and meet La Payette and Michigan Friday and Saturday, but Judge doesn’t think he's getting the best out of the ma terial available. The retired Wash ington first baseman is particularly concerned with that position, al though it isn’t the only weak link in the infield. Russ Miller, who has handled 35 chances with only one error, has been holding down the bag, but is hitting only .182. Miller isn't in the best condition and Judge has an idea Joe Mahoney might fill the rale more acceptably. At least with Mahoney bidding for the job Miller would have to speed up to hold on to the bag. Koshlap May Go to Outfield. Nor is Joe completely sold on Lou Ghecas as a third baseman nor Jules Koshlap at second. Ghecas fights ground balls and Koshlap’s arm is weak. The latter has been prominent at the plate thus far, compiling 1 a .455 average, while Ghecas boasts a slimmer .286 mark. Judge would like to have George Pajak, injured third baseman, back on the job and move Ghecas to second. Koshlap, under this ar rangement, would be moved to the outfield. Pajack, incidentally, may be back by the end of the month. Maryland’s track meet with Vir ginia Military Institute, originally scheduled Friday, has been moved up to tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock at College Park. The Ter rapins have regained the services of Joe Murphy, conference sprint champion, who is back in harness after a lengthy layoff because of ill ness. Murphy, however, is training only lightly and may not be ready for serious competition for several weeks. Du Vail Is Leading Hitter. Mearle Du Vail, Maryland catcher, tops the 10 leading hitters in local collegiate diamond circles with five hits in seven times at bat, an aver age of .714. Ashton Garrett, also of Maryland, takes leading honors as a pinch hitter with a mark of .667. Hugh Keller is setting the pace for the Terp regulars at 524, with Adam Bengochea chipping shots to the outfield at a .412 speed. Joe McFadden, regular left fielder, shares the lead among Georgetown’s stickmen with Jules Koshlap. Both are hitting .445 .Johnny Schmitt, who brought up his average against Harvard with four for four, is next with .364. Over at George Washington, which has only two games under its belt, the leaders are Roy McNeil, 500; George Garber and Bobby Gilham, 533 each. Mike Surgent, former Maryland grid and diamond star who was second among the Appalachian League sluggers last year, is going up to Springfield In the Three-Eye League this season Be visited his alma mater last Saturday en route to his new club. C. U. Puts Milks in Backfleld. Jim Milks, big freshman from Washington-Lee High, will be shift ed to the backfleld during spring at Catholic University for a trial at the blocking-back post. Milks, who also happens to be a pretty good trackman, has been kicking well and if consistent will fit in nicely with "Dutch" Bergman's plans. Bemie (Col. Bill) Cody, frosh tackle last year, is being used at guard, where the Cards are notori ously weak, and may come through with plenty of work and coaching. Brendon Stynes, an end, is another youngster who has attracted at tention. It’s Sergt. Roger Cooper when you address him now. The Catholic U. sprint star holds that rank on the United States Capitol police force. Cooper, incidentally, has re sumed training after an absence of six weeks because of a leg injury. Quints in Semifinals Tomorrow in Rec Loop Playoffs Victorious in the Recreation De partment Basket Ball League’s first playoff games last night. United Typewriters and Trinity M. E. will clash in the second of two semi final games at Tech gym tomorrow night to determine the finalists in Thursday’s championship tilt. Jewish Community Center and the Celtics will play the first game at 8 o'clock, the winner to meet the Trinity-Typewriter survivor for the title. Neither Trinity nor United had much trouble winning last night, the former walloping the Trojans, 40-18, and the Typists routing Treasury, 57-23. Individual scoring honors went to Ollie Tipton of United, who sent seven field goals swishing through the nets for 14 points, Clint Quantrille of Trinity coming out second best with 12. Spring Baseball At Greenville, S. C.—Washington (A.). 14: Boston (N.). 12. At Owensboro, Ky.—Brooklyn (N.), 10; New York (A.). 6. At Fort Smith, Ark.—Chicago (N.). 16; St. Louis (A.). 2. At Sbreveoort, La.—St. Louis (N.). 9; Shreveport (T.). 6. At Macon, Oa.—Philadelphia (N.), 12; Macon (S. A. L.). 9 At Knoxville. Tenn.—Detroit (A.), 13; Knoxville <S. A.), 5. At Roanoke. Va.—Cincinnati (N.) va Boston (A ). rain. At Anderson. S. C.—New York (N.) vs. Cleveland (A.), rain. At Hutchinson. Kans.—Chicago (A.) vs. Pittsburgh <N.) wet grounds. At Memphis. Tenn.—Philadelphia (A.) vs. Memphis (S. A.), cold weathtr. Games Today. At Charlotte. N. C.—Washington (A.) vs. Charlotte (P. L.). At Bluefleld. W. Va.—Cincinnati (N.) va Boston (A.). _ At Louisville, Ky.—Brooklyn (N.) va New York (A.). At Wichita. Kans.—Chicago (N.) vs. St. Louis (A.) At Salisbury, N. C.—New York (N.) vs. Cleveland (A.) At Kansas City.—Chicago (A.) vs. Pitts* burgh (N.). At Atlanta—Philadelphia (N.) vs. Phlla At *For* Worth. Tex.—St. Louis (N.) va Fort Worth ft.). At Knoxville, Tenn.—Detroit (A.) va Powerful Navy Squad In Way of Hoyas on Track Saturday Blozis Sole Dependable Of G. U. Team in Opening Outdoor Meet for Both Georgetown University's track team, an undetermined quantity de spite the presence of several indi vidual stars, faces a severe test Sat urday when it invades Annapolis to stack up against Navy in the first outdoor meet of the season for both outfits. A1 Blozis, the Hoyas’ record smashing shotputter is a certainty to capture his specialty barring any thing short of a fractured arm, but after that Coach Hap Hardell is his usual gloomy self. Georgetown oth erwise is weak in field events, while Navy apparently is balanced in that department. Middy Milers Strong. Vincent Healey, 440 and 880 yard runner and captain of Navy’s team, leads a strong contingent of mid dle-distance men in Dave Bunting, Lloyd De Latour, Howard Montgom ery, Bob Kirkpatrick and Ed Fruechtl, while the Middies own highly regarded milers and 2-milers in Ted Walker, Joe Shocylas, Dick Heath, Pat Clancy, Tom Turner and Mac Richards. Ed Hahnfeldt and Don Vogts, for mer Bullis Prep stars and Central High “C*’ Club meet recordholders, are outstanding for Navy in both shot-put and discus events, as are Dick Opp, Harold Hansen and Cliff Lenz. Good Sprinters at Navy. Navy’s javelin tossers will be se lected from among Dick Karl, Tom McGrath, A1 Cluster and Keen Steen, while Bob Hanson and Vin cent Meier are pole vaulters. Navy has great sprinters in Leon Cnabot and Eric Hopley and hur dlers of promise in Dick Shaffer, Roe Hart, Don Holmes, Phil Cut ting and Ralph Johns. Johns also will represent the Middies in the broad jump, as will Hanson. Curtis Marcey Scores WARRENTON, Va„ April 9 (Spe cial).—Rex Star, owned by Curtis Marcey of Arlington, placed second in the shooting dog stake of the an nual Fauquier County field trials. The event was won by Beau Markey, owned by E. T. King of Annasville, Pa. WINDSOR / NEW YORKER Individual Two-Tone Upholstering Amailnr Fluid Drive—Only 838.00 Surprising Trade on Tour Car PAUL BROS. .£2?„. JWH^Merl^ServleeTVaaiin-S^ Midwest Ruling National A.A.U. Boxing Again Sends 23 Scrappers Into Quarter-Finals; East Qualifies 20 By the Ajsociated Press. BOSTON, April 9.—The Mid west, which has dominated the heav ier classes in recent national A. A. U. boxing championships, ap peared to have a firm grip on its usual quota of titles today as the 64 survivors of the opening trials prepared to weigh in for their quar ter-final engagements. Twenty-three battlers from that section of the land returned vic torious as the starting field of 173 participated in 109 bouts. The East ern States qualified 20 performers for tonight’s action, which will find the onlv defending champion, Co zev Storage the Rome <N. Y.) wel terweight. on the sidelines. He was forced to bow to rangy Jimmy Mulli gan of Lowell. Mass., in a lusty sec ond-round trial bout, which went to a decision. Far West Has 11 Survivors. The Far West saved 11 of its representatives, assembled from five States, and the South retained four battlers in the title quest, includ ing two New Orleans youngsters. The outstanding team in the open ing bouts was the eight-man delega tion from faraway Honolulu, for six of its battlers remained in the run ning, including the most impressive looking “little fellow" in the com petition, the 118-pound Lucas Pasion, who bobs and weaves like a professional and punches as hard as a middleweight. He qualified for one of tonight's 32 engagements bv knocking out two rivals in the first rounds. Two of 1939's national junior titlists were in the starting field, but only Frank Robinson, 126-pounder from Oil City, Pa., survived the first tests. Williams Heavy Puncher. Mimmie Adragna of Pittsburgh, who won the junior flyweight title last year, attempted to graduate into the senior 118-pound class, only to be checked by Angelo Ambrosano of Philadelphia in his second trial. All but 19 of last night’s bouts, which were spread over three rings, went the three-round limit, but there was no lack of paralyzing punches, the most impressive being Charles (Cyclone) Williams, the Buffalo Negro heavyweight. He stopped courageous Spencer Hankins of the Cameron Aggies, Lawton. Okla., with one of the most damaging left hands that the amateur ranks have produced in many years. Cubs' Outfield Strength Makes Hartnett Happy By the Associated Press. WICHITA, Kans., April 9.—The showing of the Chicago Cubs’ out field on the long exhibition tour east from California has been pleasing to Manager Gabby Hartnett. Hank Leiber is off to a great start, indicating he’s ready to team with Augie Galan and Dominic Dallesan dro in a strong offensive and de fensive unit. Jim Gleeson and Bill Nicholson are doomed to the bench if the rookie maintains his present form. THE MURIEL SENATOR SEZ: Joe kz: “You’ll never know how much quality and smokin' pleasure can be squeezed from a nickel, 'til you smoke a Muriel ...the cigar that won 23% more friends last year. A CAPITAL CIGAR FOR UlS^AaAfMaM Wmakaa* ■ Alt Impelled Filler wNb ivet eaevfh Hiviim WASHINGTON TOBACCO CO. WASHINGTON, 0. C