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Promising Central High Track Team Being Tested by Maryland Freshmen Today
~ -•> - ------ The Sportught Grove Rated All-Time Ace of Southpaws By GRANTLAND RICE, Special Correspondent of The St»r. NEW YORK. April 23 (N.A.N.A.). —The non-cambatants from this sporting turmoil can supply you more trouble than all the athletes combined. Here, for example, is one Who wants to know why we haven't given him and others more facts about one Robert Moses Grove, and Just how should Grove be rated with the great left-handers of all time. Our rating of the top left-handers ef all time would be in this order— 1. Lefty Grove. 2. Rube Waddell. 3. Carl Hubbell. 4. Herb Pennock. 5. Eddie Plank. While Hubbell. Pennock and Plank had more team value, through the years, than Waddell had, the gangling Rube was one of the great pitchers of all time when it came to the needed stuff that makes for greatness. Bill Hanna, one of the best of all baseball student', rated Pennock on top of the »T-side peggers. Hubbell, Pennock and Plank w'ere three headline pitchers, the answer to a manager's prayer. But for a combination of team value and brilliancy combined, Lefty Grove must get the nomination and he should get it by acclamation. Babe Ruth, a left-hander, led all sets on the winning side, but only for a matter of five years, while Grove now is in his 16th major league campaign. The Big Babe drew enough accolades from his bat. He might have broken all records through a full pitching career. But he wasn't around long enough on the mound to be rated with the five we named on top. Waddell, Thought Washed Up, III, Fans 16 Athletics I happened to have the melan choly duty of batting against Wad dell in 1898. being smart enough to keep both feet in the water bucket. In one of his final games, when he was supposed to be all through, he pitched for the St. Louis Browns and struck out 16 Athletics. That's how good he was, hampered then with tuberculosis. Bob Grove opened his 21st year as ft professional pitcher a few days ago with a two-hit shutout. He let fly his first professional pitch as a member of the Martinsburg team, Blue Ridge League, back in 1920. Working with Baltimore for five years he won 108 games, losing only 36, in a fast league. Winning average—.750. So Grove was 25 years old, four years older than Bob Feller is today, when he reported to Connie Mack's Athletics in 1925. Bob Feller got the big league jump on Grove by a matter of eight years. Feller is nearly 19 years younger than Grove—yet together they al lowed only two hits in their 1940 debuts. That's something you may think about when you add up Then and Now. The remarkable feature of Grove’s career belongs to the big league. In the spread of 15 years the tall and willowy left-hander has won 286 games with only 128 defeats tor a grand average of .695. This in cludes his first sore-arm season with Boston when he only won eight games. He has worked in 573 games in his big league charge and. including all games, the two-hit shutout he fired last week was his 664th pro fessional start. We try' to oblige. Our correspond ent wanted to know more about Bob Grove and these are important facts. *ny ballplayer who can pitch a 2-hit shutout on a cold dav in the big league in his 664th start has to be something exceptional. In my book he has to be the greatest left hander that ever lived. Grove was supposed to be all through six years ago. when he went to Boston. I recall a conversation with Lefty in Atlanta in April that year. He could barely lift his left arm. ‘ I don t know whether it's my arm or my teeth,” he told me. "Maybe It's both.” This was the longest speech I'd ever heard Grove make. He pitched in pain most of that year, and he won and lost eight games. The general idea was that Tom Yawkey, who'll give you his right or left arm for any arm that can win him 20 games, had pur chased an ex-cyclone that had turned into a waning zephyr. Proves Earned Run Average Heads All-Time List But in his last five years with Boston Grove has worked at a .670 clip—he has shoved through 83 win ning games. In the last two years he has won 29 games and dropped only 8. And this doesn’t include his opening 2-hit salute for 1940. His top year was 1931. when he won 31 games and dropped only 4. Average .886. His earned-run average over the years heads the all-time list, in cluding the era of the lively ball. All in all, quite a pitcher—this Robert Moses Lefty Grove—the Lonaconing Lancer from Maryland. Colder under fire than the heart of an iceberg, smart and cunning with plenty left on the ball. Grove should make 1940 one of his best years. For he has a real ball club to back him up. a ball club that can give him the needed runs to work on, plus first-class defense in both Infield and outfield. In his 41st year—born March 6, 1900—in his 21st campaign, you might keep an eye on Lefty Grove. English Rocketers Top Seeded In Tourney at Asheville By ths Associated Press. ASHEVILLE. N. C., April ,23.— With the anticipated arrival of the big shots of amateur tennis from the Houston, Tex., tournament, the tempo of the second annual Land of the Sky net meet here will be stepped up today. Play in the tournament got off to a routine start yesterday, with local players dominating the first rounds of the men's competition. Mary Hardwick, the British Wight-1 man Cup star, drew the top-seeding i In the field of 15 woman players, I * and Charles Hare, the English Davis Cup player, headed the men’s division. Tom Kelly of Portland, Oreg., Western indoor champion, drew the second seeded position in the men’s division, with Charles Harris of West Palm Beach, Fla., seeded third, and John Shostrom of Chicago, fourth. Second seeded spot in the women’s bracket went to Gracyn Wheeler, the Californian; third to Virginia Wolfenden. another Californian, and fourth to Valerie Scott, English star. Clever Relay Quartet Also Will Be Sent To Penn Carnival « Nearby Virginia Squads Starting Action With Bright Prospects By ROBERT HENRY. Taking advantage of yesterday's clear weather, Hardy Pearce, whose Central High track teams have won two interhigh championships and placed second twice in the last four years, looked pleased as he watched his big squad of 35 go through its first outdoor paces in over a week. Preparing for its meet today with University of Maryland freshmen at College Park, the squad revealed considerable promise, especially five boys who also will compete In the Penn Relays Friday and Saturday. Although bad weather had forced indoor practice, the tracksters ap peared to be in good form. While Pearce had hopes of revenging the one-point defeat the Maryland freshman inflicted on his team last year, in the meet this afternoon the former George Washington gridman was looking toward the Penn Relays. He has A1 Hayden. John Bredbenner, Bill Edgerton, Clayton Norris and Jbhnny Thomas from which to select a quartet. They seek the scholastic mile relay championship of America. Hayden Ace of Team. “Hayden, of course, is certain to run." Pearce said. “He's been our mainstay since 1937. But the other four are about equal and I don’t know just which three to choose. They've been running together for three years now and all except Thomas are letter men. Johnny, however, is improving rapidly.’’ In various combinations these boys have enjoyed continued suc cess. In 1938 and 1939 they won eight races and suffered their first loss this winter when Catholic High of Philadelphia beat them at Catho lic University. This was made up at the Maryland 5th Regiment games at Baltimore, the Southern Conference meet at Chapel Hill, N. C., and the Duke races at Durham, N. C. Central won two relays at Durham, taking the sprint medley and the mile. Hayden was anchor man both times. Captain of the present team, Hayden has quite a record. He's outstanding at the 440, but some times runs the half mile. Breaks Interhigh Mark. Last year A1 broke the interhigh 440 record in helping Central win the meet and also won at this dis tance at the “C” Club games as well as The Star A. A. U. scholastic events at College Park. Last week he helped Central beat Episcopal by taking his specialty. Last year Norris, whose father once starred on the cinderpath for Central, ran the half, but has im proved since going in for the 440. Besides track. Bredbenner also has made his mark in football. Thomas’ father, incidentally, was a former Central grid coach. The draw for positions in the Penn games has Pearce a bit wor ried. Some 22 teams will compete and it depends on how they- are divided whether his team's 15 posi tion is bad or good. “If they sep arate the teams, as they- sometimes do. it might mean my team will start from third place in the third heat." Pearce said. “But if they don't work it that way it will be bad indeed." Nearby Virginians Active. Those three halls of knowledge across the river, Washington-Lee, George Washington High and Epis copal, are busy these days with track as well as baseball. Today Episcopal was to invade Tech High for a dual meet, and while Coach Thompkins says he has the gieenest squad he's had in 20 years there is hope for a first here and there. Friday his team will engage Washington-Lee and Eastern at home, starting at 3:15. Probably the best runner on the Episcopal team is Bill Willis, who won both the 100 and 220 against Central last w'eek. Two other win ners against Central were Dave March, who took the half mile, and Motley Lee, pole vaulter, who cleared 10 feet, but has done 11. Legg. Carr Lead W.-L. Johnny Baker, Washington-Lee coach, has two of the best athletes in this sector in Wally Legg and Bill Carr. Legg, dash and hurdle artist, won the 100 and high hurdle at the recent Central District meet at Richmond and also against Central High. Carr, who last year tied the half-mile record in the “C” Club meet, won the 440 and the half at Richmond Three other promising boys on this team are Merrill Hoover, the football star who last fall kicked 30 out of 32 extra point tries and who now is trying his luck at putting the shot and tossing the discus. He took sec ond in the latter event at Richmond. De^n Tee, a better than average half-miler, and Buddy Clark, 440 Richmond. George Washington, coached by Willis Brenner, has several capable youngsters in Harvey Bourn, A1 Block, Leo Grauman and Eddie Wil liams. All are readying for a home meet Wednesday with Montgomery Blair and Woodrow Wilson. Bourn is a miler, Block a discus man and Williams and Gauman are good half milers. Softy Team Wants Games Evening and Sunday morning games are wanted by the Wolf's Market softball team. Call Man ager Wolfe at Lincoln 9201. AMBITIOUS TRACKMEN—Four of the five athletes pictured their goal. From left to right they are John Bredbenner, Albert here will represent Central High School in the Penn relays this Hayden, BUI Edgerton, Clayton Norris and Jack Thomas, week end, with the national scholastic mUe relay championship _Star Staff Photo. — _. i Open Tennis Starts With Amateurs Holding Aloof Simon-pures Still Fear U. S. 1^. T. A.; Budge Is Ruler of Field By the Associated Press. WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va., April 23.—The United States Open Tennis Tournament, “stormy petrel” of net ranks, opens its fourth annual stand today with its best field, but simon-pures still can’t be persuaded to disregard opposition of the United States Lawn Tennis As sociation. However, red-haired Don Budge, who replaced William T. Tilden, 2d, as the tourney's star performer, hails the event as the greatest thing that has happened to tennis in many years. Amateurs Still Shy. “Sooner or later,” he declares, "the idea of open meetings between pros and amateurs must take hold and be an everyday occurrence for that is the only way we really can develop a lot of tennis material in this country." The California ace insists it's “old fashioned” for the U. S. L. T. A. to keep the two separated. That's the way Tilden talked when he helped organize the tournament despite U. S. L. T. A. disapproval. Sttill, the mighty association holds to its ban, warning amateurs who play in the open will be barred from U. S. L. A.-sanctioned events. That’s why only four simon-pures are among the 39 entries this year. Budge Rules Meet. Tilden is busy with a tennis school in Los Angeles, but Vincent Rich ards. who had a hand in creating the tourney; Frank Hunter and A1 Chapin, former Davis Cup players, will be out for the crown even though Budge appears to have the field pretty much in his own hand*. Today’s initial match in the $2,000 competition finds the top-seeded Budge paired with Amateur Byrne Bauer of White Sulphur Springs, while Defending Champion Richard Skeen of Burbank. Calif., ranged second, engages Carl Bowyer, White Sulphur Springs, to lead off the lower bracket. Ponies in Title Event In Columbus Show Slated May 12 Ponies will be afforded a chance to shine at the new Columbus Horse and Pony Show to be held at Marrian Curran’s Indian Spring Valley Farm, near Four Comers, Md., May 12, according to Vincent Lester, secretary. He has announced a pony championship. Junior riders also will be taken care of, a junior championship being among the many awards listed. This will be for riders who are too old for the usual youngster events and too young for the senior classes. A novel feature is the curtailment of conformation classes, the hunter division being judged almost solely on performances, so as to allow them to compete on a more even basis. A grand championship will be awarded to the horse making the highest number of points in the major classes. Altogether, 19 events have been carded. Chinese Star to Fence At Boys' Club Show Joseph Chiang of China, a fenc ing artist, has been added to the program of the Washington Boys’ Club first annual spring carnival to be hied at the Southeast Branch Friday night. Chiang's act, known as the Chinese mystery fencing act, is one of the oldest known to man, originating in the days before Christ. Other sports events will include several advanced gymnastic and tumbling acts, with the Eight Flying Wiegand Sisters providing one of the highlights, liie girls range in age from 3 to IS. Proceeds from the carnival will be used for improvements in the club’s summer cams. 106 Fair Golf Stars Open Fire Tomorrow in Keefer Meet One hundred and six of the lead ing feminine golfers of Washington will start play tomorrow over the course of the Chevy Chase Club in the initial 18-hole round of the 36 hole tournament for the Mrs. Frank R. Keefer trophy, donated by a for mer president of the Women's Dis trict Golf Association. The final round will be played Thursday, with the low 32 scores and ties in to morrow's round competing for the trophy. Pairings, announced today, are as follows: Flrat Ik. S:.'lO. Mrs. W. 8. Masten (Wash.), Mrs. Douglas Tschiffely (Wash). Miss Sally WhiPPle (Wash.): 8:35. Mrs. Wllda Martin (Wash ). Mrs. George Lynch (A. N.), Mrs. J. Lentz <A. N.>: 8:40. Mrs. F G. Await (Con.) Mrs R. C. Jones (A. N.). Mrs. S. T De la Mater iKen.i; 8:45. Mrs H I . Simcoe (Man.). Mrs C. E. McGowan (Man). Mrs. J. J. Daily (Man): 8:50, Mrs. A. A. McEntee (Ken ). Mrs. M. A. Miller <Ken.). Mrs. D. Kane (Ken.); 8.55. Mrs. J. Harrington (Cap.). Mrs. Lewis Clark (C. C ). Mrs. Selden Chapin (C. CJ. 9:00. Mrs. G. E Pugh (Man.). Mrs. H. J. Simons (Man.). Mrs. J F. Dowdall (Man.): 9.05. Mrs. Bishop Hill (C C.). Mrs. Landra B. Platt (C. C.). Miss Eliza beth Houghton 1C. C): 9:10- Mrs. W. R. Stokes (Man.). Mrs. L. G. Pray 'Man.). Miss Marion Brown (Man.); 9:15 Mrs. H. A. Knox (Con ). Mrs R. L. Rose (Con.), Mrs. H. H. Hughes (Ken ): 9:20. Mrs. Myron Davy (Con.). Mrs. Florence Godfrey (Con.). Mrs. G. E. Stratemeyer (Col.); 9:25. Mrs Ellen K. Harris <B. D.). Mrs. Leo Walper (Cap ). Mrs M. A. Dent (B. D.): 9:30. Mrs. Oscar Coolican (C. C.>. Rod and Stream By GEORGE HUBER. April 23. 1940. Indications are that this is going to be a banner year for channel bass at Oregon Inlet, and mayhap the big blues—sorely missed during the last few seasons—also will be there. You may have heard tales of years past when anglers talked of real channel bass fishing at Oregon. The sea was covered with big red drum swimming on the surface. So many were there that the usual blue or green of the water was turned into a reddish copper. These tales <■-- - you may have discounted but they are true. And already this year on at least one occasion that scene has been duplicated. Capt. Wayland YV. Baum of Wanchese writes that on last Thursday he made one of the biggest early-season catches ever recorded at the inlet. With five anglers from Newport News he caught 42 channel bass averaging 35 pounds or a total of 1,470 pounds. That was in six hours of fishing time and they quit at 3:30 p.m. while the fishing still was going strong. They almost had to quit. They were worn out and most of the tackle was shot. Three rods were broken, two reels were sprung, sev eral lines were lost and practically all the feathers and spoons were straightened out. But a catch like that is worth any amount of smashed tackle. Hardhead Due Soon. Reports from net fishermen say that increasing catches of hardhead are being made especially in the lower bay. Scattered catches also have been made by hook and line men in the Virginia section of the bay, all of which indicates that be fore long they will be biting up this way. You can’t tell what this late winter and bad April weather has done; it probably will set the start of fishing back several days. But by the second week in May they should be biting in such spots as Benedict on the Patuxent and over in the Honga River. Already by this time last year the first catches had been made, so before long you can expect the rowboat fleets at Benedict and a little later at Breezy Point to be operating. And speaking of row boats, it’s a tough pull to some of the Ashing grounds. But rowboats cost only $1 a day, while power boats run into a little more money than some anglers can afford. On some Florida rivers there are skiffs for hire with air-cooled in board motors. They rent for from $2.50 to $4 a day and hold several anglers. Operators of these craft report an excellent profit, and we wonder if they wouldn’t do well around here. The fishermen who rent these boats need no licenses, and all the owner has to do is comply with certain safety regula tions such as life preservers and fire extinguishers. Duck Flight Reports. You won’t be going duck hunting until fall, but you might be inter ested in reports of the flight north. A survey by Ducks Unlimited has estimates of increased duck flights from 10 to 50 per cent greater than last year. There were some de creases, mainly in the central fly way between Montana and New Mexico where drought conditions prevailed. The ducks face an acute problem In Canada, though, because winter snowfall, chief source of water in the breed ing areas, has been the small est in years in some of the prairie provinces. Canadian authorities have adopted a cute system to save these ducks as much as possible. Until last year, the head of each Indian fam ily received a government handout of 25 pounds of powder and 25 pounds of shot on July 1, and a lot of that was used to shoot ducks before the season opened. But starting last year the Indians didn’t receive their ammunition until the day before the season opened. They squawked, but there wasn’t much they could do about it. _ Terp Freshmen Would Make G. W. Rookies Second Victims Maryland's freshman baseball team todav was to gnaw into a tougher chunk of its schedule, slated to tangle with George Wash ington yearlings at College Park at 4 o’clock after disposing of Richard Montgomery High of Rockville, 5-0, yesterday on the Terps diamond. Dick Cleveland, a product of Richard Montgomery, unleashed a 1-hit pitching performance in the 8-inning game and abetted his spectacular slab toil by blasting a seventh-inning home run. Cleveland struck out 13 Rockville batters and was nicked for Richard Montgomery’s only hit in the sev enth, when Davis doubled. Cleveland turned over the pitch ing chores to Crist in the eigth In ning. Packards Want Games Packard Washington’s unlimited nine wants some tough opposition in games for both Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Phone Man ager Colie, Republic 0123. Printers Meet Cameo Union Printers will meet Cameo Furniture tomorrow at 5 o’clock on the North Ellipse. Friday the Print ers engage Heurich Brewers on the same field at the same time. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE. Rochester, S: Baltimore. S. Other semes postponed, rain. Mrs W. J. Flatlier (C C ). Baroness de Gruben (C. C .); 9:35 Mrs, H W. Sharre (Ken.). Mrs J H Bullock (Ken ). Mrs. J. C. Dale (Ken.): 9 40. Mrs. C T. Penn • Con.). Mrs. K Welte 'Con V Mrs. Otto Elble (Con >: 9:45. Mrs Harvey Cooper (Ken.). Miss Jerry Welble (Ken ), Miss Barbara Simons (Man ): 9:80. Mrs. L T. Hauaen 'A N ) Mrs W. H. Warren (A. N.I. Mrs M K Barroll (A. N.i; 9:55. Mrs. J. S. Phillips <A N.I. Mrs. C 8. Thompson (A. N.). Mrs W. M. Moses (A. N.I. 10:00. Mrs. R A Lacey (Col). Mrs. W. B Jarvis (Col ). Mrs B Giles (Col.)S 10:05. Mrs W. E Hall (Col.'. Mrs F D. Lens (C C.). Mrs. Y. E. Booker )C. C >: 10:10, Mrs M J Torlinski (A. N.). Mr? D B. Fronheiser (Man ), Mrs J T. Powell 'Man): 10:15. Mrs. Prank R. Keefer (C. C '. Mrs Betty Meckley >Ken ), Mr- Huch Rowan (C C.': 10:20. Mr? L H Hedrick 'A. N.i. Mrs D. S Piatt (Man.). Mrs. T. N Beavers (Man.) 10:25. Mrs. G Goetz man (Con.), Mrs. C. P. Medley (I. 8.). Tenth Tee. 8 45. Mrs Ralph Gibson (Man ). Mrs. H. B Stone (Man.). Mrs Georae Jones (Man.): 8:50. Mrs. C J. Wilkinson (Con.i. Mrs Davis Weir (Con i. Mrs. A. C Paul (Con.); 8:55. Mrs. H. M Shaffer (A N.i, Mrs. E P. Kunkel (A. N.i. Mrs. R T. Schlossbera (A. N.i. 9:00. Mrs W. M Falls (Wash'. Miss Ann Reh (Wash.). Mrs J. C. Dunn (C. C.>; 9:oS. Mrs R L Hutchison IWash.i. Mrs. Gorham Freer (Wash). Mrs James Mc Cabe (Wash.): 9:10. Mrs. Max Taylor (Man Mrs. H. Mth’.lls 'Man ), Mrs Mack Myers (Man); 9:15. Mrs. E A. Swlnale (Con.i. Mrs. John Lever (Con.). Mrs. C. E. Slaw-son (Con ). 9:20. Mrs. Milton Harris 'Wood.). Mrs Gilbert Hahn (Wood ), Mrs. Theodore Peyrer (Wood,): 9:25, Miss Ruth Simon (Wood. i. Mrs L B Schloss (Wood.), Miss Bertha Israel (Wood): 9:30. Mrs. B. Gamble (Man.), Mrs. C. Morrill (Ken.). Mrs A B Jenks (Con ): 9:35. Mrs E T. Kins 'A N.i. Mrs. W. L. Weibl- (A. N.), Mrs E Widmaycr (Ara l: 9:40. Mrs H. J. Beech (Man.). Mrs H. Klossner (Con .). Program to Improve Caddie Standards Begun by P. G. A. Charts That Illustrate Niceties of Job to Be Posted at D. C. Clubs Moving toward improvement of caddie standards throughout the land, the Professional Golfers’ As- j sociation took a forward step today with release to golf shops of an illustrated series of caddie instruc- j tions. All P. G. A. members in the Washington area have been fur nished full-sized wall charts illus-v trating the many points on caddie practice brought out by the pro association. These charts explain in word and diagram every duty a caddie is expected to perform from j the time he is assigned to a golfer until he is paid off at the end of the round. The P. G. A. asks that one chart a week be posted in caddie shelters, so the boys may study them. At the end of five weeks the boys—if they work at their studies—will have a complete picture of the many little jobs a caddie is supposed to perform, j Right down the line the caddies at the clubs around Washington are a well-trained lot of bbys. They would do at any club in any sec tion. They are trained to stand facing the fine of flight of the ball, in iront of the player so they do not interfere with his vision; to hold the pm so they do not muti late the green, or so their shadows do not fall across the line to the hole; they’re "ball hawks"—most of them. But they do need some brushing up on the finer points of the work. How often will you see a boy put down his bag, bottom end on the ground, when the player is to select a club for the next shot? How often will you find a boy or two out in front when the tee shot is blind, ready to spot a ball off line? These little points are Important. The P. G. A. instructions point them out. There are many others. Points Steady Smoking Tells the Tale A New and Different Cigar Story i ofKSl SURE, there u a difference in La Azora —a difference in fine tobaccos, a differ ence in blending. Result—a different , taste that grows on you with each La Azora ! CIG*RS l you smoke. Yes, and there's a difference in the mild ness—La Azora is floriously mild at the ■tart—and it stays mild, no matter how often you smoke. You'll delifht in La Azora, with its all long filler and its wrapper of the costliest tobaccos frown in America. Try La Azora today. G. H. P. Cigar Co., Inc, Philo* Po. Walper Heads Capital Golfers In Advance on M. A. Tourney; Beaver Dam Baffles Pros By WALTER McCALLUM. The big trek is on for Old Point Comfort and the split of a purse of a thousand bucks among the pro fessional golfers in the Middle At lantic sector. At least three of Washington’s leading links mentors were to leave town today heading for the Chamberlin course, where the Middle Atlantic P. G. A. cham pionship will be played over the 72 hole route Friday and Saturday. Among those leaving today was Leo Walper, a co-favorite with Defend ing Champion Cliff Spencer to win the crown. Spencer himself, who won last year in a driving finish at Columbia with the altogether miraculous score of 283 over a slow course, will not leave until Thursday. His duties at East Potomac Park will keep him busy, and he will have time only for a few practice holes just before dark Thursday. Dark Horse Lewis Worsham of Burning Tree, the 22-year-old lad billed as a likely winner of the title, will leave tomorrow, although Worsham knows the course forward and across. He used to play it in schoolboy matches. Harper Not to Play. But dour-faced Chandler Harper, the pride of Portsmouth, Va., and the lad about whom a lot of fuss Is beng made In Tidewater Virginia, won’t be in there pitching. His application for membership in the P. G. A., even though it was acted upon favorably by the Middle At lantic section yesterday, comes too late to permit the lanky Portsmouth lad to play. The Executive Com mittee of the sectional association wasted no time in O. K.-ing Harper s application at Beaver Dam yester day, where they held a hasty meet ing prior to a pro-amateur tour ney. But it won’t do Harper any good insofar as the tournament later this week is concerned. “Harper’s application was filed on April 17. The regulations of the national association provide that an applicant must have had his ap plication in at least 30 days prior to the national or to the sectional tournament,” said Prexy Ralph Beach of the mid-Atlantic section. "We would like to have Harper in the tournament, but we can't break the rules of the national body for an individual. Harper cannot play. That is the ruling and that is what we have to stand on. But I repeat, it was his own fault. He became eligible for membership on January 1 and we did not receive his appli cation until April 17.” Beaver Dam Turns Back Pros. But if yesterday’s tournament at Beaver Dam was a preview of the coming sectional affair the boys aren’t such hot golfers, nor will they bust par wide open later in the week. Over a course swept by a high wind, and soggy from a week of rain, only four professionals broke 80. Twelve paid boys entered the tournament, and eight of them either didn’t return their cards or failed to shatter 80. It was that kind of day, even though A1 Houghton said the boys played from the front tees. "If that is so I'd hate to play this course under the same conditions from the back tees,” said Wiffy Cox. Wiffy, who added to his bankroll by grabbing first money in the pro such as raking traps after the players have left them; policing the course by picking up rubbish, re placing divots left by the players and not swinging clubs belonging to a member. All these little items are part of the job of a good caddie. The pay isn’t high. It averages probably a buck a round: maybe more in the case of generous play ers, or if the caddie has been par ticularly attentive. But the caddies would get more and bigger tips if they showed a little more attention to the small details which are part of the job. On the whole, however, the cad dies around Washington are hard working boys who know the essen tials of their jobs. The finer points? Well, the P. G. A. charts will ex plain them. sweepstakes with a 8-over-par 75, hit two full driver shots into the teeth of the wind at the 375-yard home hole, and didn’t reach the green. "I nearly wore my driver out playing brassie shots with it,” laughed Ralph Bogart, the District amateur champ, who helped himself to a form-fitting 77. Bean Has Eagle Deuce. “I never have seen the course play so tough.” said Houghton. “Prom the front tees, too.” In all the ex citement of trying to beat the ball around that lengthy layout Amateur Eddie Bean flung a high 7-iron shot smack into the cup for an eagle deuce on the 357-yard second hole. But Houghton, helped 6 strokes by steady Forrest Thompson, the be loved “Old Bones” of Beaver Dam, won the amateur-pro tourney with a better ball of 72. Bean's eagle helped himself and Houghton to tie with seven other pairs at 74 for second place. These were, with the pros first. Cliff Spencer and Joe Balestri, Spencer and Jim Gipe, Ralph/Beach and Everett Johnson. Wiffy Cox and George De Witt, Cox and Maury Fitzgerald, Mel Shorey and Roger Peacock, Lew Worsham and Ralph Bogart. Houghton and Spencer tied for the second pro prize with 78s. It was that kind of day. Normally it would take a 74 or so to get in the money. But 75 won first dough. Thirty-fi/e amateurs and 12 pros took part in the festivities. Most of them were contributors. Hershey Meet Favored. Award cl the National P. G. A. championship to Hershey, Pa., Au gust 26 to September 1, was hailed with pleasure by most of the local pros. ‘‘It's r slugger's course, but a very fair one, and one in beautiful condition.” That summed up the view of most of the boys. The an nouncement came from Hershey, where Henry G. Picard, the reign ing champion, will deiend the title he won last year. Women golfers are In a dither again. Their filth postponement of a team match in 10 days came yes terday when first-team matches scheduled at Argyle and Chevy Chase were canceled because of a wet course at Chevy Chase. Under a Women's District Association ruling if one match is cancelled on a given day, all must be cancelled. So they’ve set the first and second matches of the team series for some time in an indefinite future. They've been postponed so often they're nothing more now than a headache, j The next match is scheduled April 30 at Army Navy and Congressional. Eight schoolboy teams were play ing today. Western and Roosevel? met at Manor, and Central and Wil son clashed at Army Navy ,n twin Dawes Cup matches. Other matches found Gonzaga and Bethesda play ing at Capital, while Blair and Devitt met ar Columbia. Reinhardt Bird First In Field of 137 in 100-Mile Flight Martin Reinhardt today had the distinction of being the year s first winner in the East Potomac Racing Pigeon Club, his blue chr-dc hen Trophy having beaten 137 competi tors from 45 other lofts in the 100 mile flight from Charlottesville. Va. King & Howlin's first return pressed the victor, which averaged 982.67 yards per minute to tlv* - tin ner-up's 981.89. Following is the average sp-r 'r yards per minute of the first ■» urn to each loft: Martin Reinhardt. 982.87 X J .0 Howlin. 981.89; Sam Forsythe. 1»> > It.. Roma Lo Buono. 972.54; M Horen. 97 s'*. J. E. Cook. 971.28; Clark a Dt - nil. PHD.87: D Moran. 989.44 A1 U r«r. 980.49: J E Goddard. 980 t>4 R ■’ 'i.. 925.44; Jenkins X Llghtfoot. } I , 0 Everett Wright pin.52: Georg. . i -iu 872.82: Henry Reckeweg. 85.t r,!: ?. Bur dette, 851.82: Happy Landing toft sc 54. William Gay lor. 7.18.93; L. Bu eh, 7 : t 77; Edward Co*. 718.50.