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. ' ... ■■ ""lTfiTl . .u- . :. BB.'V I.iSKSMBKIMBBHBnBBHBHBHBi.HBaaHBBHBIH A—12 WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1942. Secret Pacts With Boys Still in College Beyond Baseball Pale, Landis Rules Win, Lose or Draw By FRANCIS E STAN. Star Staff Correspondent. As Master, Melvin Becomes Manager Ott MIAMI. Fla.. March 7.—Probably the toughest team in the major leagues to analyze this year is the New' York Giants. They , weren’t even close to the Dodgers anct Cards in 1941, but some of the camp correspondents are saying the Giants might take it all this time. And when they're not blowing hot they are blowing cold. At times they have been wondering, for instance, if Melvin Thomas Ott is a manager. Ott is only 32 years old but it has been a long time since that day in Gretna, La., when he received a penny postcard from New York, sent by a paternal hometown friend who knew John McGraw, telling the 16 year-old high school boy to present himself to the "Little Napoleon" and Bsk for a tryout. That was 17 years ago, when »he roar of the roaring 20s was at a crescendo, and while Ott never has left the Giants and has broken the all-time National League records for such things as knock ing home runs and driving across runs nobody ever thought of him as a manager. Nobody thought of him as a manager until last December 2. when Owner Horace Stoneham pulled him out of a hat. because Ott was a nice, quiet guy with no enemies but who, with the most unorthodox batting style in the business, went, along playing good baseball and taking orders and attracting no attention as a strategist except during those routine two-fifth of a second in which he fathomed a pitch and drove out a home run. Managers Like 'Little Giant' Are Not Plentiful Not in the long history of baseball have there been mam managers from the Ott mold. Cap Anson was a driver who used to rhase his offend ing players around parks for the purpose of personally beating them up. McGraw and Huggins could be caustic and even vitriolic. Joe Cronin and Lou Bourdeau are the stirk-out-the-.iaw-and-give-'cm-hell types. Bucky Harris. Joe McCarthy, Del Baker and Casey Stengel are thp smooth boys with the barbed words. Leo Durocher and Frankie Frisch are the raise-Cain-with-anybody folks. But Ott has many of the characteristics of the late Lou Gehrig, and nobody ever seemed to consider Gehrig as a potential manager. Ott has little color, aside from lifting his right foot high off the ground as he swings, a procedure which, if Ted Williams imitated, might make a .180 batter out of the guy who batted .406 last year. But Ott. more surprised than anybody els^ when he succeeded Bill Terry last December, is a manager and the critics attached to the Giants' camp aren't sure whether that's good or bad. They talk of the Giants as potential champions or first-rate chal lengers, but they are not certain whether this is because they like Olt so well or because a couple of the young pitchers might get hot and win a basketful of games behind the anticipated long-range hitting of Johnny Mize, Ott, Hank Leiber and Hank Danning. Liked by Every One, Hated by None Whereas Terry, guilty or not. feuded with the press. Ott stands 100 per cent with everybody. Ever since that September day in 1925, when n roly-poly 170-pounder standing only ft feet 7 inches he was signed to a contract at 16. Ott has been a pleasant, restrained little man of much muscle. One of his first roommp-tes with the Giants was an old pitcher whose baggage consisted of a spare shirt, a deck of cards and a pistol, and whose hobbv was to borrow from the pink-cheeked schoolboy until he was chronically bankrupt, too. Another roomie was a noted imbiber who "Dick Smithed” i drank alonei until he reached the passing-out stage, a circumstance always preceded by a bolting of the door which made it necessary for young Melvin to seek other quarters for the night. But Ott never complained and never had an enemy. The late McGraw used to call him that Little Dumb Dutchman'-because Mel. like Gehrig, covered up a broken bone and played until he could no longer stand. But for years that “Little Dumb Dutchman" save McGraws signals from the bench. Jawn always used the second player to his left as the sicna flasher, often on individual pitches, and more often than not he marie certain that Ott we-s that person. But Ott never was considered managerial timber. Maybe it was because he was just taken for granted, like a family heirloom, or Ossie Bluege in a Washington uniform, or a Roosevelt in the White House. Now he s a manager p.nd the guessers are wondering if Ott was the logical man all along, or whether Stoneham was trying to appease that portion of the anti-Terry press, or whether Ott was named to keep peace in the Giant family, some of which allegedly might have squawked if anvbodt except the original "Little Giant," liked by all and hated by none, had been named manager. At Least, the Giants Have Speed and Power It is just barely possible that this almost negative character might join Harris, Cronin and one or two others of an exclusive club and win a pennant in his first year as a manager. Ott may have little color, out he still swings a bat that strikes terror into the hearts of the enemy pitchers and he has surrounded himself, with the assistance of the pro moted Terry, with a rip-snorting crew of individualists who may weil make Giant fans forget the passive, ahvays-on-the defense teams of re cent years. The purchase of Mize, a big, wrestler-resembling first baseman who'll never rival Hal Chase afield, adds a mighty wallop. A speedy rookie named Connie Ryan will open at second. The flashy, devil-may-care Bill Werber was bought to play third. Either Dick Bartell or Bill Jurges will be at short. Leiber, the always-rich-in-promise, will be in an outfield certain to include Johnny Rucker, who may be the fastest man in baseball. So Ott starts with a Giant team able to claim a certain amount of color and plenty of speed and potential hitting power. It remains now to be seen if (1), the Giants can muster the necessary pitching and «2>, if the easy-going, I-ain t-mad-at-p.nybody Ott can keep a coupie of tem peramentalists in line and squeeze from them the best they've got. Friends Stem Hot Rally, Nip Baltimore Rivals Sidwell Friends School basket ball team topped its intercity rival, Balti more Friends. 19-18. yesterday in Rn exciting game on the local court. Sidwell was in front. 8-4. at the half and had to turn back a Balti more rally at the finish to save the game. Cotton Smith paced the win ning attack with eight points. Baltimore. G F Pis. Friends. O F Pts Roberts.f _ o o 0 D Smith f . -l n s WyekofT.f.. 0 o 0 McOuen.f .1 0 f Millard.f OOO Bowie.c 2 ” Trapenell.f 1 o 2 T oss.e 1 3 •*> Miller.f O O o K Smith sc 0 2 2 Jones,c .113 Hecht.K 2 2 0 Price, e _ 3 17 Total* . 7 4 18 Totals « 7 IP ‘ Ortiz's Arm Hurt Feared Serious a S^eC Corespondent of The Star. ORLANDO. Fla., March 7 — Outfielder Roberto Ortiz of the | Nats was to have his left shoul- 1 der X-rayed here today to de- | termine the .extent of injuries j suffered yesterday wn.eli he took i a nasty spill while chasing a fly ball in practice. Ortiz, named by Manager i Bucky Harris to play rightfield against the Yankees in Wash ington's first exhibition game here Monday, may be forced to rest, thus leaving the Nats a residue of only three outfielders. Angott Blots Out Chief Rival for Ring Crown Upsets Montgomery, Ambitious to Tackle Unbeaten Robinson By AUSTIN BEALMEAR, Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK, March 7.—Sammy Angott. a windmill in boxing gloves, battered Philadelphia Bob Mont gomery around the Madison Square Garden ring last, night as if some body had forgotten to tell him his lightweight title wasn't at stake. The Washington iPa.i battler scored a lop-sided decision in the 12 round qverweight brawl, eliminating Montgomery as No. 1 challenger for the 135-potmd crown he lifted from Lew Jenkins. Montgomery was a 2-to-l favorite although he weighed 13511 pounds to j Angott's 139. but Sammy crossed up the betting boys, tossed his usual caution out the window and landed on the Philadelphia Negro with everything in the books. Perlares Second Victory Easier. It was Angott's second decision over Montgomery in two years, and he described this tussle as easier than the first, although he fought most of the way with a swollen left thumb. By this fight, Angott readied him- ! self for defense of his title against Newark's Allie Stolz in May, but Stolz isn't necessarily the man Sammy wants next. "I'd like to take on Ray Robin son.'' said Angott in his dressing room, referring to the undefeated Harlem welterweight who has won 28 fights since becoming a pro. Montgomery, sitting disconsolate ly on the rubbing table in his dress ing room had little to say about iris surprising lack of ammunition against the man he was figured to beat. Montgomery Without Alibi. He assured all within earshot that the six glasses of water he drank at the weighins-in proceedings to get over the required poundage had nothing to do with letting his foe beat him to every punch "I'd like to fight him again." said Montgomery, "anytime " Angott took eight of the dozen rounds and was no worse than even in at least two of the others. He dropped Montgomery, with a right to the jaw in the ninth round for the onlv knockdown, although Bob bounced up after the count of one. Both scrappers went unmarked through 11 rounds, but blood trickled in the final chapter when a sharp left caught Angott on the mouth and a long right gashed Montgom ery's left ear. A crowd of 11.522 contributed a gross gate of $24,284. Senate Beer Gets Edge In Heurich Playoff Senate Beer has the advantage over Jacobsen Florists in the play off series for the Heurich League amateur basket ball championship and can take the crown if it wins , tomorrow. Winner of the first-half cham pionship, Senate topped Jacobsen, j second-half titlist. 44-35, last night in the opening game of the playoff series Ollie Tipton of Senate was high man for his club with 14 points, but tall Lenny Mills of Jacob sen was best for the game with 19. Parochial School Fives Reach Quarter-Finals St. Matthew's, St. Joseph's, St. Aloysius and St. Anthony's ad vanced to the quarter-finals of the St, John's Parochial School basket ball tournament with victories last ninht on the Johrfny court. St. Matthew's defeated Nativity, 30-12: St. Joseph's nosed out Holy Name, 20-19: St. Aloysius topped St. James, 22-18, and St. Anthony's took a forfeit over St. Gabriel's. Fights Last Night Bj the Associated Press. NEW YORK—Sammy Angott. 130. Washington. Pa., outpointed Bob Mont gomery, 13514' Philadelphia (12> (non tlt!e>. TAMPA. Fla.-—Tommy Gomez. 1*4. Camp Blanding. outpointed Buddy Scott. 1 hi i. Mac Dill Field (10). PHILADELPHIA.—Wicke.v Harkins. 14n. Philadelphia, won by technical knockout over Freddy Domico. 140, New York <?>. HIGHLAND PARK. N. J.—Bill Mc Dowell. 150. Paterson. N. J . outpointed Biliy Corrigan. 15H; Baltimore. Md. (S'*. WORCESTER. Mass.—Howell King. 154. defeated Harvey Massey, 154. New Orleans <lft>. HOLLYWOOD—Manuel Ortiz. lCO’a. California, won by technical knockout over Little Pancho. 1 CO. Manila (7). SPRINGS UPSET—Light Champ Sammy Angott (above) stands over Bob Montgomery after scoring the only knockdown of their bruising 12-round brawl at Madison Square Garden last night. A pre-fight short-ender in the betting, Angott had little trouble earning the decision over the Philadelphia Negro, who is shown (right) absorbing a heavy right. —A. P. Wirephotos. Terps Qualify Seven For Semifinals in Eastern Boxing Chance for Title Grows As Four Win Easily, Three Draw Byes Br the Associated Pre.^s CHARLOTTESVILLE. Va.. March 7.—University of Maryland mittmen. competing in their first Eastern ln : tercollegiate boxing tournament as i guests of member colleges, had seven of its original 8-man team in this afternoon's semifinals. Three of the Terps received first-round byes, but four of the other five won their bouts convincingly to give Maryland a good start toward the team cham pionship. won last year by Syracuse. ‘ Penn State, another dark horse, qualified six men for the semifinals; , Syracuse, five: Army and the Coast Guard Academy, four each, and Vir ginia and Western Maryland, three apiece. Four technical knockouts, three in the heavyweight division, marked the 18-bout program and two of the 1941 champions were eliminated in the first round. Sal Mirabito of Syracuse, defending his heavyweight crown, Leonard Rodman of Mary land and Sigurd Jensen of Western Maryland hit entirely too hard for their opponents among the big boys. Terrapin Scores Knockout. Jack Gilmore. Maryland 165 pounder, also won by the K. O. route. Loren SchofT of Syracuse was shorn of the 145-pound title he had won the last two years when he dropped a close decision to Penn State's Robert Baird, the 1941 run i ner-up. Jack Roland of Syracuse, i 120-pound winner last year, lost at 127 pounds to Jess Fardella of Penn j State. Army's Bob Peden won his first bout in defense of the 135 pound crown. The other defend ! ing champion, 155-pounder Mark McGarity of the Coast Guard, drew a bye. Gilmore’s knockout victim was Joe McCormcik of Penn State in 1:55 of the third round of their 165 pound battle, while Rodman, lean Terp heavyweight, showed a terrific punch to gain his t.k.o. over Fred Goettel of Coast Guard in 1:35 of the : second round. Bill Richards. Penn States 155 ; pounder, caused the only break in i Maryland's ranks when he out pointed Josh Hughes. Joe Cicala, 19-year-old sophomore from Washington, sent the Terps off to a good start when he decisively ! outpointed Francis Thomason of Virginia in one of the early 120 pound matches, while Lightweight Tom Jones kept his season record j clean by slugging out a decision over j Sebastian Sgrio of Syracuse. Camp Lee Boosts Sports Maj. Gen. James E. Edmonds, Camp Lee’s commanding officer, has approved the construction of an athletic field, embracing a diamond, i football field and track. College Boxing Scoring System Elaborate Business Promoter Who Gave Away 600,000 Pays Own Way; L. Waner Wins Snow Battle By HI GH FULLERTON, Jr., Wide World Sports Writer. CHARLOTTESVILLE. Vs, March 7.—An event worth see ing would be Gen. Phelan, the noted rule-promulgator of the New York Commission, trying to keep up with the scoring system the college boxing folk have fig ured out for the Eastern Intercol legiate tournameht. The referee and judges have to carry ration books, note down their votes after each round, tear off the coupons and send them to a tabulator who figures things out after it's all over. Come to think of it, we'd like to see the faces of the Gar den regulars if they ever ran into college no-cheering-during rounds rule. Painted on a bridge near the Virginia campus are these big red letters: Virginia, 19; Yale. 14. Then the second number isc crossed out and 21 is substituted in sad-looking blue. Which gives you an idea of the Southland's real major sport. Short sport story—The San Diego Coast League ball club has bought three shortstops since last, season and has seen the Army take them all. After Ray Tran was drafted, Salvatore Madrid enlisteci and the Selective Serv ice got Joe Gedzius. Now they’ve dropped the whole idea and are concentrating on getting a new third baseman so Art Garibaldi * can be shifted to short. Odds and some ends—Get Roy Simmons, the Syracuse mitt coach, to tell you sometime how he nearly got Joe Louis to top a fight card at a cost of $85 and a couple of railroad tickets—and turned him down. Headline: "Government freezes type writers." We thought it hap pened at a football game last | November. Herb Pennock, Bos ton Red Sox ^arm director. wishes the Athletics would take a hint from the Dodgers and bar wives from camp. His daughter Jane is on her first spring trip to Anaheim. Calif., with her hus band, Eddie Collins, jr. Eddie Mack, retired Boston boxing pro moter who figures he gave away 600.000 free fight tickets in 30 years, laid cash on the line to see a bout recently. “I’d rather pay so I can knock the show if I don't like it,” he explained. Today's guest star—C. M. Gibbs, Baltimore Sun: "By refusing the Dodgers permission to work out at the Phils camp, Hans Lobert gets his team mentioned in the papers, not favorably, to be sure, but mentioned. Being a smart guy, he didn't expect favorable mention. He’s wise enough not to expect miracles.” Shear nonsense — Commenting on the air-raid report from Long Beach. Calif., Art (Oakland Trib) Cohn writes: “I knew something was wrong in Long Beach when 1 my old boss. Charley Paddock, passed through here at 5:56 a.m. He was never in finer form.” j And Scoop Latimer of the Green ville, S. C., News comments on the current baseball fuss there: "Mrs. O'Leary’s cow kicked over a lamp and started a blaze. Now Clark Griffith has knocked down his floodlights and set Greenville cit izens on fire.” Snow joke—A bunch of Okla homa City kids, celebrating a snowstorm, turned their barrage on a qui^-looking guy who drove up to the house next door. The fire was returned with consider able speed and accuracy. Beating a strategic retreat, the kids asked the neighbor’s name. The reply was, "Lloyd Waner.” Half-Shod Vault Star Center of Interest In I. C. 4-A Meet Morcom Prefers Leaping With Right Shoe Off; G. U. in Spotlight By HAROLD CLAASSEN, Associate Pres* Sport* Writer NEW YORK. March 7.—Metro politan schools have so dominated | the I. C. 4-A. indoor track cham- j pionships the past decade that it is . likely a young bridegroom who vaults ' with one shoe off and one shoe on will keep the interest alive in to- 1 nights Madison Square Garden show. A. Richmond ‘Boot Morcom, the University of New Hampshire s hu man bird, will attempt to win both the vault and the high jump while onlv half shod. Keith Brown of Yale, wearing two shoes, last accomplished the trick in 1935. A year before that Yale won the team title, the last non metropolitan institution to annex the banner. Penn State, with an outstanding sprinter in Norwood < Barney) Ewell, is the invading threat to Fordham’s continuance as the indoor board king although the Rams' all-around balance makes them favorites to repeat. Discarding Right Shoe Help*. Morcom claims there's a method in his touch of madness in vaulting and jumping while wearing only his left shoe. Three years ago a new pair of spiked shoes blistered his feet, the right foot suffering more than the left. Morcom discarded the one shoe and took a practice high jump. He cleared the bar easily and be- i fore the rehearsal ended had bet- ] tered his previous limit. The exper iment had the same result in the , pole vault, where he now goes 14 feet 1 inch. His top jump without the bamboo pole Is 6 feet 3 inches. "I used to graze the crossbar with the shoe of my right foot after I had 1 cleared the height and frequently j this slight contact would dislodge it,' especially if I touched it with my i spikes. That can't happen now,” he explains. Morcom. a sophomore, announced his September marriage just before coming to New York and competing the night that Cornelius Warmer dam of California hiked the world indoor mark above 15 feet. He defeated Earle Meadows, also of California, in the A. A. U. cham pionships last week end. Others Apt to Sparkle. Others expected to dominate their respective fields are A1 Blozis of Georgetown in the shot-put. Leroy Schwartzkopf of Yale in the 2-mile, Leslie MacMitchell of New York University in the mile run. John Campbell of Fordham in the 600 and the Georgetown 1-mile relay quartet. Thirty-four Eastern and Middle Atlantic schools are sending their campus wonders for the prelimi naries this afternoon and finals at night. Tainter Meets Crum For Crown in S. A. Women's Golf • By the Associated Press, ORMOND BEACH, Fla.. March 7.—Jane Crum of Orangeburg, S. C., faces Georgia Tainter of Fargo. N. Dak., today in the final round of the 17th annual South Atlantic women’s golf tournament. Miss Crum clinched her match, yesterday with Ann Pink of New Rochelle, N. Y.. on the 18th hole. 1 up. Miss Pink was 2 up on the 11th hole, but the South Carolinian took the 12th and 13th and went on to win. Miss Tainter managed a 2-and-l decision over Mrs. Maurice Glick of Baltimore in quest of her fifth title of the Florida women’s circuit. Nats' Campbell Is Gamest Man In Baseball, Players' Favorite Downed Three Times by Meningitis, Once Feared Dead, He Always Fought Back By BURTON HAWKINS, Siar Staff Correspondrnt. ORLANDO. Fla.. March 7 — In any list of the five most popular base ball players compiled by players, the name of Outfielder Bruce Campbell of the Nats will be in- j serted near the top. He died once, to all outward appearances, but few men now may move among their associates with the respect com manded by Campbell. Stricken on three separate occa sions by the dread and usually fatal spinai meningitis, Campbell never theless is one of the strongest men in baseball today. Reminiscing about his illness, with patient prod ding, he says, "it seems so trivial I wish you wouldn't write about it. So many men are going through so much more now. What happened to me is trivial—so very trivial." It hardly may be classed as trivial, though, for if nothing else it illus trates courage and that seldom is insignificant. Leveled three times within a year by meningitis. Camp bell realizes he has shadow-boxed with death. While playing with the Indians at Detroit in Augusta, 1935, Camp bell was forced to leave the game in the 10th inning. The bug had 1 hit him. Doctors despaired but! Bruce pulled through only to be strcken again two months later. Again he won and returned to Cleveland's outfield. “The third time was rather pe culiar," says Campbell quietly. "We were playing in Yankee Stadium on May 1, 1936. when I singled to get on base. While standing on first. Lou Gehrig asked me, Bruce, do you think there's any possibility of your getting meningitis again?” Stricken Few Hours Later. “I answered, ‘Not a chance, Lou.' After the game, we hopped a train for Boston and when we arrived there I went to the hospital.” This, thought everyone, was the end. For a week. Bruce hovered on the brink of death and one day, while a doctor watched at his bedside, Campbell’s heart stopped beating. There were no beats for a full min ute or so, but suddenly the pulse throbbed again. He survived that battle and on his first conscious day he wired : the Indians to keep scrapping until he could Join them in another month. In 30 days, Campbell was in the Cleveland line-up. Sammy West, the former Nat out fielder. frequently remarked that Campbell could tear apart any man in baseball if he desired, but Bruce almost blushed when he says, "Oh. no, I’m not exceptionally strong. Sammy’s wrong about that. "What a nice fellow that West is, though,” continued Campbell. "We played together in St. Louis and he saved my neck many a day. He showed me things about fielding and throwing I never realized. Many ! times I misjudged a fly ball and Sam would make the catch " Picked up by White Sox. West's frequently observed opinion that Campbell is the gamest fellow | in baseball doubtless Is shared by . many. ‘"Why. one day I saw Bruce crash head-on into a concrete wall trying to make a catch." said Sammy. “I thought he'd have a fractured skull, but he regained consciousness, shook his head and stayed in the game." A former print shop employe who manipulated huge roller presses, the • 32-year-old Campbell broke into organized baseball by working out with the White Sox. He was starring for a semi-pro team on the South side when he was invited to join the White Sox in workouts. The 192-pound outfielder made an impression, for the W'hite Sox signed him and shipped him out for two i years of experience. Ten years ago j he returned to Chicago as a regular after hitting .383 with Little Rock. He since has played with the Browns. Indians and Tigers, doing very well in the baseball department but much better in the important matter of accumulating numerous close friends. Bruce has the happy faculty of taking himself lightly. He makes himself the butt of jokes but never creates a laugh at the expense of embarrassing a mate. One reason he is popular with sports writers is that he never reads what they write about him. When he's in the East, he buys a Western paper, and vice versa This slightly bald outfielder may perform with an inept club this season but the safest bet of the year is that when the Nats are being humilated. Mr. Campbell still will be giving 100 per cent effort. He's that type of man. Basket Bill Is Divided By Madeira, Holy Cross Holy Cross and Medeira girls' basket ball teams split in two games yesterday. Madeira Whites topped Holy Cross Purples, 37-4. while Holy Cross Whites nosed out Madeira Reds, 27 25. Five in Twin Win Scores 101,103 By the Associated Press ALBANY, Oreg., March 7.—The First Presbyterian Church basket ball team didn’t fool around winning the city church title with a double-header victory. The scores: Presbyterians, 101; Grace Mennonites, 18, and Pres byterians, 103; Episcopalians, 33. Punishment Due Clubs That Give Lads Advances Game Won't 'Protect' Athletic Status Of Undergrad 8peci»l Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO. March 7 —Secret base ball contracts—the kind in which a college baseball player usually gets financial assistance for promising to join the paying club after gradua tion—legally are worthless, says Commissioner K M. Landis. Landis made the ruling in a case involving Anthony Ravich and the New York Yankees of the American League. In a statement accompanying the ruling, Landis said all club officials know such pacts have no standing in court, but he wondered If the col lege players knew it. “However, there is and can be no question whatsoever, that these legally worthless documents do serve a purpose—first, of deluding many of the players signing them into an erroneous belief that they are ob ligated. and second, of establishing a moral obligation to go through with the agreement,” Landis' state ment read. Club “Protected" Player. The commissioner quoted George Weiss, vice president of the New York club and general manager of i its farm system, as saying that the agreement, with Ravich was not certified to the commissioner's of fice within 20 days as prescribed by I baseball law because of the "effect it j would have on his college athletic 1 career.” ' Players, publicly receiving such financial aid either directly or by their parents, customarily are de clared ineligible for further colleg® competition as was Lou Boudreau, now manager of the Cleveland In • dians. by the University of Illinois In 1938. Landis pointed out that sub-rosa pacts made it impossible for his office to check the number of players controlled by the clubs and often enabled those clubs to violate the plaver limit. The commissioner said there had been suggestions that such seerpt documents as the scout's agreement to pay Rauch $1,000 for his promisa to sign a Yankee contract upon graduation be filed confidentially with his office to enable the student to continue his collegiate career. False Pretense, Landis Says. “That, of course, is inconceivable."* Landis added, “as it would Include the entire baseball organization in the false pretense, in which the player and the club have engaged, that the player is honestly comply ing with college athletic eligibility rules, which In fact are being delib erately violated. “The obvious impropriety of that situation is In no wise diminished by the fact that college athletic offi cials often are fully cognizant of that violation and are participants in them." The commisioner declared that in the future clubs and affiliates which signed undergraduates to secret contracts would be denied the chance to re-sign them after the players had been declared free agents and hat in addition the clubs and officers involved would be fined. Greenbelt Gets Even For Early Defeat By Gonzaga Five Greenbelt High basket ball team turned in one of the season's big upsets last night at Greenbelt, beat ing Gonzaga, 31-26. to avenge a pre vious 39-30 Purple victory. The even tual winners were trailing at the half. 11-15. Egli, with 12 points, paced tha successful Greenbelt attack, with Buck and Bozek also scoring im portant baskets. Jacobs and Flynn were the only Eagles able to score more than one field goal. Greenbelt. G.F.Pt*. GonzaR a GPP?*. Bozek.f 2 16 McKay.f. OOO Dodson.f l O 2 Lauck.f__ 10 2 Scordelis.f o o o Smith.f OOO Buck.c. O l i Flynn f 2 2 * Palmer.c O 1 1 Raba c 0 3 3 Davidson.r. O 0 o Fannin* r 13 6 E?li r 6 2 12 Tancredi.* 10 2 Sommers.r 10 2 Jacobs.k 2 3 7 Nolan* __ o i t To?ala 13 6 31 Total* _~7 12 23 Woodward Wins Handily Larry Schrader scored 13 points yesterday to pace Woodward School basket ball team to a 29-23 victory over Oxon Hill in a game at the Y. M. C. A Also aiding the winning cause was Billy Noyes with 12 points. Widener Handicap Facts, Figures Bv tht Associated Press. MIAMI, Fla., March 7.—Here are the facts and figures on the seventh running of Widener Handicap Horse Race at Hialeah Park today. Entries—22. Distance—One mile and a quarter Record—2:014s. Montaaana in 1930 and Columbiana In 1937. Purse—$71,100 if all entriea run. lea* $.V>o for each entry scratched. Net to winner—$50,460 If *11 entrte* run. less $50o for each entry scratched. Other prizes—$8,000 to second. $4,000 to third and $2,000 to fourth Favorite—Louis Tufano’s Market Wise. Post Time—4:.'I0 p.m.. eastern wartime. Broadcast—Mutual Broadcasting Sysl-m. 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