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WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1942.
A—13 Won't Trade Leonard, Avers Griff, Who May Whittle Offer to Holdout Hurler Win, Lose or Draw By FRANCIS E. STAN, Stir Staff Correspondent And Then He Suddenly Stopped ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 9.—Sammy Snead slammed the door behind him at the Lakeside Country Club. The rain and the wind which had drenched and swept the Florida West Coast left him resembling something washed up on a beach, but Snead was happy because he had shot an incredible 69 and had taken the lead in the $5,000 St. Petersburg Open. Snead and Lawson Little, Craig Wood, Ben Hogan, Harry Cooper and a dozen other first-class pros were sitting around the clubhouse, but, when he came off the course, Ralph Guldahl didn’t linger. Hardly breaking stride he grabbed the blond Mrs. G. and was on his way. One of the pros, glancing at the big, round-shouldered man, shook his head. “I wouldn’t want to feel the way he feels up here,” he said, tapping his head with his forefinger. “That poor devil’s dying.” You may remember Guldahl. Not so many years ago he quit golf in disgust and started to sell automobiles. A sponsor who bought him a new set of clubs brought him back to golf and almost overnight Ralph became the No. 1 guy in the game. For three years nobody could top him. Hs won tne National Open twice running—in 1937 and 1938. He became the only man in history to win the Western Open three straight times—1936. 1937 and 1938. He won the Masters' tournament at. Augusta in 1938 and . . . Then he stopped winning. Ralph Made a Habit of Coming From Behind With the St. Pete Open half finished. Guldahl was eight strokes off the pace and prospects of winning were almost nil. The big man, who for three years made it a habit to roar around courses on his final rounds and shoot birdies and eagles to nose out the Coopers and Woods, already being photographed and presented with trophies in the clubhouse, can't do it now. At least, Guldahl, in nearly four years since those salad days, has taken only a single title and that was the relatively unimpor tant Milwaukee open in 1940. Freddie Corcoran, the guy who rides herd on the pros and who probably knows more about them than they do themselves, says it must be some sort of a phenomena. “I don't know what's wrong,” Freddie was saying, ' and I don't think any of the pros can figure it out. Ralph's ' only about 30 years old. He figures to have 10 to 12 big, money-winning j years ahead of him, but something's happened to his game. ‘Guldahl himself has the least idea of what’s wrong. He's tried everything. He practices hour after hour. He studies himself in front of mirrors. He’s sought advice and he's been given advice by the best pros in the world. But he still is off his stick. I feel sorry- for the poor guy.” The Golfer Who Goes Overnight Is Rare Guldahl never was a spectacular golfer. As a champion he lacked color. He could not match the swagger and dash of little Ben Hogan. Compared with the flawless swing of Snead, the ambling, large-waisted gent was awkward. In the locker rooms he dressed alone while reporters j swarmed around Hagen, Saiazen and Tommy Armour, retelling and re- ! hearing old tales and searching for angles from those who are news making. But in 1936, 1937 and 1938 Ralph Guldahl, awkward, colorless and quiet, was the golfer nobody could beat. In his plodding way he duplicated Bobby Jones’ feat of winning two consecutive modern Opens. When he came from behind to win six of the biggest titles in golf in three years the name of Ralph Guldahl was feared by all pros. Snead and Hogan and Jimmy Thomson could out drive him, as could dozens of others. Nelson and Armour and others could handle irons better. There were better chippers and better putters but Guldahl it was who mopped up. Then he stopped—suddenly. As Mr. Corcoran suggests, it may be a phenomena. Or the successes may have comprised a phenomena. At any rate Guldahl is Just another goller now and the bookies quote him as 40 to 1 in smaller tourneys. It couldn't be old age; Sarazen and Hagen and most of the other top-flight pros are older. It couldn’t be lack of condition; Guldahl strictly is a milk-and-green-salad guy. Bad luck could play a part but In golf, as in nearly everything else, the law of averages applies. It couldn’t be lack of interest for, if anything. Guldahl practices even harder now than when he was the No. 1 boy and looked upon by his colleagues as a sort of a self-imposed Simon Legree. Fighters have gone to bed as champions and awakened as bums. When fighters go, they go quickly. Occasionally, ballplayers go fast. But in golf the good ones usually last a long time and sometimes, 20 years , after winning a National Open, somebody like Sarazen will tie for the same crown or win another championship of equal importance. The golfer who goes overnight is rare and until Guldahl gets straightened out j he must be classified as a curiosity. Now watch him win the next time he picks up a stick. Track Crown for Penn State Hinges on Officials' Ruling May Declare Gordon, Second-Place Winner, Ineligible Under Rarely Invoked Law Bv HAROLD CLAASSSEN, Associated Pres* Snorti Writer. NEW YORK. March 9.—Some 10.000 spectators thought they mw Penn State win its first indoor I. C. 4-A. track crown in Madi son Square Garden Saturday night but the triumph won’t be official until the League s Executive Committee does a bit of in stigating. If the league solons are convinced that the Norwood Gordon who matriculated at Penn State in1 1936 is the same Norwood Gordon who took second place In the 1,000 vard run and anchored the Nittany Lion 2-mile relay team, they mav declare another team the champion under an old, seldom used rule. This league law holds that an athlete must complete his I. C. 4-A. competition within five years after hta matriculation. If Mr. Gordon of 1936 is the same Mr. Gordon of 1943, he ran freshman and varsity race* until 1938, then dropped out of school for two years. He competed again last season as a junior and this year as a senior, hi* allotted four years but stretched over six years. Asa Buchnell, secretary-treasurer ef the I. C. 4-A., said last night there was such a rule "but I don’t know what to say right now. I sup pose the procedure will be for me to bring it to the attention of the Knoutlva Committee for action.” As H was, the Penn State triumph may be a going-away present for Coach Chick Werner, the old Illinois hurdler who has tutored the dittany Lion runner* for nine years. Werner haa passed his physical exams for a commission in the Nary's physical development program. Leslie MacMitohell, New York University senior who wanted to lower his own 4:13 mile mark, was jammed so tightly in the center of hit two-score rivals he couldn’t have worked his way out with a crowbar. After the field spread out beyond the first curve he waltzed to the front' but had plenty to do to beat Dart mouth* Donald L. Burnham In 4:13.7. Richmond Morcom, the barefoot New Hampshire University bride groom, duplicated the feat of Yale's Keith Brown in winning both the pole vault and the high jump. The trick hadn’t been turned since 1935. Morcom, still wearing only one shoe, also placed second in the broad jump and the 14 points made him the highest scoring Individual in I. C. 4-A. track history, indoors or out. He delayed his attempt to try for an intercollegiate vault mark at 14 I feet 6'i inches to eject a splinter from his unshod right foot. Francis Leary's holding on the 1 curve in the 1,000-yard run that caused his disqualification and cost Fordham the 2 points that might have retained the title, was a bit of self-defense maneuvering. At least six of the runners slammed into the curve at the same time and others besides Leary needed support to keep their bal ance. But his red shirt attracted the officials’ attention. A year ago when Fordham won its first crown, the Rams collected 25>4 points while Penn State was 11th with 8t;. This year the Lions hiked their aggregate 217/10 and Fordham had to be content with 20,*i. Mile Race Given Featured Spot In C. U. Meet Dodds and Kane Down For Brilliant Duel; Relays Snappy By LEWIS F. ATCHISON. Chief interest in the Catholic University games apparently had shifted from the 2=4-mile special 1 to the Killion Mile as the first batch of athletes peeled off their sweat shirts and made ready for trial heats this afternoon at Riverside Stadium. The evening program will get underway promptly at 7:30. Greg Rice, world champion dis tance runner and undisputed king of the routers, will face a handicap field in an attempt to lower the existing 2'^-mile figure in what was to have been the feature attrac tion of the meet. But competition between the mighty little Notre Dame alumnus and the clock is not expected to generate as much interest as the mile duel between Gilbert Dodds, recent conquerer of Leslie MacMitchell, and Campbell Kane, Indiana’s Big Ten champion. Kane is an eleventh-hour addition to the field and mighty welcome, too. Dodds, the minister's son who was beaten twice by Rice over the 2 mile route earlier in the season before dropping unexpectedly into the mile and running the legs off MacMitchell in what the experts choose to regard as only a mild upset, apparently intends to stick to the shorter distance for the re mainder of the year—and possibly his career. His coach is Lloyd Hahn, an old miler who played caboose to Joe Ray when the Chi cago cab jockey was at the height of his career two decades ago. Hahn, it develops, has had his keen eye on the mile laurels for some time and ran his pupil in the longer races only to build up stamina. Down for Return Race. Dodds is scheduled to meet Mac Mitchell in a return race later this week at New York and it Is not difficult to understand why Hahn would not want him to go 21? miles against Rice tonight and then have to readjust himself to the lesser distance within six days. This is the important reason for the change in program, although Dorsey Grif fith, director of the games, said nu merous fans would prefer to * see Dodds run a good, fast mile rather than watch him take another lacing from Rice. Kane, who has a victory over John Borican this winter to his credit, carried off the Big Ten mile and half-mile crowns last Saturday at Chicago, going the longer dis-1 tance in 4:14. That would put him I almost six seconds behind Dodds. I who was a fraction over 4:08 in out hoofing MacMitchell. But there is another angle to consider tonight, which quite possibly will tend to equalize matters and inject a fresh element of competition into the race. That is the fact that the boys will run in flats, or spikeless shoes. While the time naturally will not be as fast as could be expected with spikes, it should be a fast race, keenly con tested, with the smartest runner winning. Relay Teams Well Matched. District track addicts shuld get their fill of relay racing tonight, and, if it is the sheer pleasure of witnessing well matched fields, rather than the desire to see a "name” runner, they will not be disappointed. The Rector’s 1.000 and Abbey Club 50, annual fixtures, have attracted representative fields. The shotput group is one of the best pver assembled under one roof in any meet, featuring a couple of tons of star football huskies. The list includes champion A1 Blozis of Georgetown, Navy’s modern Goliath, Gene Flathmann: Duke’s all-Amer ican gridman, Steve Lach; Mary land’s Heckert Horn and Penn's Ed Bee tern. Not to be overlooked are Joe Griffin of Richmond and Art Lemke, Blozis’ teammate, although these 6-footers are comparative pygmies in this company. Prize relay package of the pro gram, perhaps, is the final event pairing Seton Hall with Vlllanova. The Seton combination is the same that busted a 2-mile mark of 17 years; standing in the National A. A. U. games two Saturdays ago, while Villanova is one of two teams that finished ahead of Georgetown's previously unbeaten combination in the I.C.4-A. games last week. The usual swarm of high and prep school talent will pad out the lists. THE MOTORING SITUATION IS GETTING SERIOUS —By JIM BERRYMAN r/--y / ICAWT LOOK'.l/ / THAT JA LOPPY ) / MAY BLOW UP j/ \ RIGHT HERE ( IN FLORIDyl/J fOKAXCHIE^S BRACE yURSElFlg , ...HERE WE<50 V HOPE-I HOPE /WHAT TH'TARNATION, ( BUCKY! I NEVER SEENTH' K, OL' BUS SO DURN SHAKY.-.AN'j we gotta drive it a whole / YEAR! BY SIN, WE’LL BE LUCKY IF WE GIT •T T'WASMIN'TON ALL INI PIECE! if - M ' ■ /> / ^ gfgf G.W. Held One of Two Best in Loop Meet, Despite Defeat Injuries to Gustafson, Zunic Told in Early Loss, Reinhart Feels Duke and George Washington were the best teams in the Southern Conference in the long run, in Bill Reinhart's opinion, even though his Colonials were eliminated in the first round of the championship tournament last week. "That beating bv William and Mary was just one of those things,” he said today. "You have to grin and bear it, even though it's not pleasant. We knew we were up against it when Gustafson hurt his foot again early in the game and even more so later on when Zunic fell under the basket and injured his shoulder. But I had no idea we could fall apart so completely at the finish.” The G. W. coach could find some solace, however, in the selection of Zunlc for a place on the second tournament team, and in the same player's ranking, together with Bobby Gilham. on an all-conference team chosen by officials on a basis of season performances. The se lectors of this quintet were Paul Menton of Baltimore, -,Footsy” Knight of Durham and Gummy Proctor of Richmond. Glenn Knox of William and Mary. Hap Spuhler of Duke and Herb Cline of Wake Forest rounded out this team. The first tournament team was comprised of Knox and Spuhler, forwards; Bones McKinney, N. C. State, center; A1 Vandewegne. W. and L., and Cline, guards. With Zunic on the second five were Bernie Mock, North Carolina, and Pres Westmoreland, South Carolina, forwards; Jack Tabscott, N. C. State, and Cedric Loftis, Duke, guards. Reinhart picked Loftis as the best individual player on Duke's entire roster. Gamecocks Lose Star Stan Stasica. Soi,fh r—’’na grid ace, is headed for the Army. Indians Pace Grapefruit Loop With Win in Their Lone Start Semipros, Minors Upset Dodgers, Mackmen While Cards Finally Down Yankees By AUSTIN BEALMEAR, Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK, March 9.—The Cleveland Indians, starting life anew with Manager Lou Boudreau filling the shoes vacated by Roger Peckinpaugh and half a dozen pitchers trying to fill those left by Bobby Feller, are off on the right foot In base ball's grape fruit circuit, preview of the 1942* campaign. The Indians opened their spring training series yesterday by down ing the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3. at Tampa, Fla., although they were outhit, 9-6, by the National League club. whiAi also was making its ex hibition debut. That victory, coupled with the New York Yankees’ first spring loss, put the Tribe at the top of the grapefruit standings, the only team in action that hasn’t suffered defeat. Half of the teams in each major league haven’t worked enough kinks out of their muscles yet to take on serious opposition. Dodger*. A’* Are I'pset. Eighteen games have been played in the past nine days, with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadel phia Athletics the only teams that have gone outside the major leagues. At Havana, the Dodgers opened the grapefruit season by taking a two-game series with the New York Giants. Then the National League champions got mixed up with a team of Cuban all-stars and wound up on the short end of a five-game series. The all-stars won the rubber game yesterday with a 3-0 shutout in the nightcap of a double-header after the Dodgers had squared the series by winning the opener, 6-3. The Athletics, training in Cali fornia, have faced Pacific Coast League teams in a half dozen games and boast nothing better than a .500 percentage. After winning two from Seattle and one from Holly wood. the A’s dropped one to Los Angeles and tw oto San Diego, the last one yesterday, 5-4. Cards Get Back at Yanks. New York's world champion Yan kees, with six regulars still listed Dixie Coaches Want Frosh Eligible but Lack Initiative Frank Murray Hinted Headed for Yale Job; Jack Crain Among Texas Honor Students By HUGH FULLERTON, Jr.. Wldt World Sports Writer. CHARLOTTESVILLE. Va„ March 9—The hottest subject for sports discussion in this sec tor seems to be whether fresh men should be allowed to play varsity football. Most of the coaches, except at military schools like V. M. I., where the Army won’t take any boys before they graduate, apparently favor using frosh, but they’re all waiting for some one else to make the first move. One Virginia tutor wisecracked: , “We just won't have a team without them. We’ll wind up playing a nice game against Sweetbriar.” Frank Murray, the Cavalier coach, won’t admit he has been ap proached on the Yale job, but you can bank on it that he is giving serious consideration to some sort of proposition. %Je's an old New Englander and knows the conditions there. Today's guest star—H. A. Sulll van, Satem (Mass.) Evening | News: ‘‘3-A, 1-A and 3-A. As a rule a fellow gets more bou quets than Williams for getting nothing but A’s.” Names you know—Report says that Jimmy Phelan, ex-Wash ington coach, is being considered for Jimmy Crowley’s place at Fordham, if and when Jimmy goes into the Navy. When Fred Apostoli headed north for Sat urday night's scrap with Augie Arellano in New York, a pal told him, "A lot of good boys started at Ridgewood Grove.” Bill Dud ley, who has been so busy taking the fun that goes with football fame that he hasn’t kept up with his studies, found time to work as a second for the Virginia box ers during the tournament here. Paul Moss, manager of Billy Soose, wants to follow Billy into the Navy. He’ll take his ex amination for the aviation branch this week. According to his boss, Harry Howren of the Norfolk pro football team, ^ George Stimweiss should be one of the outstanding grid coaches in a few more seasons—if he doesn’t decide to concentrate on baseball. Down their alley — Steve Filipowicz, who visited the Sugar Bowl with Fordham last January and the Cotton Bowl in ’40, still is bowling. He took up the game this winter and rolls with a team that includes his gridiron side kicks, Joe Ososki and Joe Malley. In the fall the boys try to pin them down and in the winter they try to down them pins. Service Dept.—A1 Roth, former lightweight title contender, writes Bronx pals that he is stationed at Fort Randolph, Panama Canal Zone, and the censor won't let him say anything else except that it’s very interesting down there. At Fort Shelby, Miss., Pvt. Henry Garbecki of Providence, R. I., and the 43d Division Engineers’ basket ball team, had four teeth filled one afternoon and four stitches taken in a cut on his chin he received during practice. That night he played a basket ball game against doctor’s orders. When some one asked how he felt. Hank replied: “Pine. I’ve been through three months of maneuvers, you know.” When Jack Holzer, 18-year-old oarsman from Buffalo's Lafayette High School, was turned down by the ski troops for lack of experience, he decided to go get a reputation. During the winter he never failed to place near the top In a com petitive event and as a climax he ■won the Niagara Frontier Council downhill championship, placed fourth in the cross-country and finished well up in the slalom and the jump. Cleaning the cuff—Jack Crain is one of three Texas footballers who landed on the scholastic honor roll last season. And Toots Mirabito, Syracuse's two-time Eastern intercollegiate heavy weight champion, is an honor student in physical education. Yet you still hear coaches moan ing because they may have to play students. * as holdout*, won two in a row from the St. Louis Cardinals, but the Cards turned the tables at St. Petersburg yesterday, 4-2, as three St. Louis pitchers gave up just that | many hits. After losing to the Boston Red Sox Saturday for their third set back in as many starts, the New York Giants got over the hump yes terday with a 15-hit assault that swamped the American Leaguers, 13-5, at Miami. The Pittsburgh Pirates push off ' tomorrow against Seattle’s Pacific Coast team at San Bernardino, Calif. — Red Sox Fear Tabor Has Chipped Bone, Will Get X-Ray Tigers Getting Signal Drill; Crosetti Finally Reports to Yankees By th* Associated Pi e«. SARASOTA, Fla., March 9.—Jim Tabor will have his ankle X-rayed today after keeping on the sidelines yesterday to rest the thumping joint. Boston Red Sox officials are fearful he may have a chipped ' bone. The players who did not make the trip to Miami for the New York Giant game spent Sunday in a prolonged hitting drill. ANAHEIM, Calif.—Connie Mack thinks Russ Christopher, big hurler the Philadelphia A’s obtained from Newark, will help the club a great deal—if he doesn't try too many curves. Christopher held the San Diego | Padres in check for two innings : yesterday with a speed ball, then | tried curves in the third. San Diego t rammed in three runs and went on ' to win, 5 to 4. ___ LAKELAND, Fla.—The Detroit Tigers abandoned intrasquad com petition today for a rehearsal of signals and relays from the outfield before playing their last camp game on Wednesday. All the outfielders are now in the fold, with Rip Rad cliff and Barney McCoskey the lat est to accept terms. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Prank Crosetti, New York Yankee inflelder, reported to Manager Joe McCarthy late last night and probably will begin getting in shape today while his teammates are at Orlando for a game with Washington. — PASADENA, Calif.—In the years that Jimmy Dykes has bossed the Chicago White Sox, no pitcher has worked nine full burnings before the start of the season and he plans to follow that procedure again this spring. Up to Terps If They Want to Swing for U. S. Ring Titles Season Tough, Coach Doubts Any Boxer Wants to Go On Maryland's ring team probably will take its Eastern intercollegiate title, won without the help of a single in dividual championship, and rack up for the season, Coach Bobby Gold stein said todp-y, although if any of the boys want to try their mitts in the national intercollegiate tourna ment this month every effort, will be made to assist them. Goldstein, however, is leaving it strictly up to the boys themselves. It is doubtful if any will want to enter, he added, pointing out that they've had a tough season and hardly can afford the time from studies for another tournament. Coach Cites Maryland's Balance. The Terp mentor was elated by his team's triumph and was satisfied that Maryland was the best balanced outfit In the affair. “Syracuse h?.d a couple of cham pions. and so did Penn State. Other schools had one apiece, but as a team I think we shaped up better than the rest, We might have won a title if the boys had been more serious in the finals, but they knew they had it locked up after the semi finals and eased up.” Goldstein was proud particularly of Tommy Jones, who boiled off four pounds in an hour, was too weak to do his best, and Josh Hughes, who entered the tournament with only three days of gym work behind him. and almost won despite his lack of condition. Quality of Boxing Debatable. The Old Line coach couldn't mak» up his mind about the quality of college hexing, as viewed in this I tournament, even after hearing a statement by Paul Moss that It was not as good as it used to be. Moss, pilot of Billy Soose, one-time cham pion at Penn State, made the trip to Charlottesville in the hope of picking up an outstanding pro prospect. "I talked with any number of peo ple who thought the tournament was better than the old Southern Conference meets.” Goldstein said. “And I can vouch for it that they weren’t pink teas. As for individual fighters, this Syracuse boy, Gerald Auclair. positively is the greatest college bantamweight I’ve ever seen. He hits like a 155-pounder and is smart with it.” Winegarner to Pilot SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 9 (&).—Ralph Winegarner. who has pitched around* the American League for some years and who last year was with Toledo of the American Association, is the new manager of the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League. He replaces Marty McManus. — Stasavich on Air Duty Clarence Stasavich, Lenoir College assistant, has become a flight in structor. ► l - Zeller of Tigers Due at Orlando For Parley V; ft Harris, Enthusiastic , Over Infield, Sees Find in Repass Bv BURTON HAWKINS, ( Star Staff Correspondent ORLANDO. Fla., March 9 —The holdout of Dutch Leonard is ex pected to expire within a few hours and President Clark Griffith of the Nats now is saying that once the pitcher signs he will remain with Washington. Some of Griffith's more important, deals have followed his most vehe-_ ment denials of impending deals,' however, and with Business Mana ger Jack Zeller of the Tigers due^ here today for a conference, it wax' a certainty Leonard's name would _ be the topic for a lively discussion. * •‘I don't trade Leonard unless I'm offered something akin to the Washington Monument,” says Grif- : fith. "When he signs we'll have a pretty fair pitching staff, and there's not much sense in altering something that's already good. “Detroit probably will offer ma those dubious players, fellows like Buck Newsom. Rudy York or Billy Sullivan, but I'm not planning on trading. We haven’t anything to trade but I might buy. That New-r som would have won if he got in shape but it seems he doesn't want to take off that fat and go to work." Leonard wired Griffith from Chattanooga yesterday that he wax en route to Orlando, but that he first was heading for Daytona Beach to visit his family. Expected to arrive here tomorrow or Wednes day. Leonard already was en route to Florida from Auburn, 111., when Griffith released a blast at him Sat urday night. Griff May Trim Offer. Leonard is regarded as a cer taintv to sign, but his meeting with Griffith may be hectic. The old gentleman has worked himself into one of his rare raw moods over Dutch's conduct and now is indi cating the knuckle-ball specialist may be requested to sign at a figure less than Griffith's original offer of $13,000. Dutch has been Washington's most persistent holdout in years, refusing to sign thus far unless a bonus clause is inserted in his con tract. Griffith recently has had numerous offers to trade him. but professes he never will swap a holdout. Zellers arrival in town me'hed with the arrival of the New York Yankees for an exhibition came with the Nats. If Zeller fails in his quest to acquire Leonard he Is expected to attempt to do business with the Yankees, who are anxious to obtain a more talented first base man than Buddy Hassett and who might be tempted by the powerful York. Meanwhile Bucky Harris was slated to begin to learn something of his club. Thus far he has seen nothing to discourage him He is enthusiastic over the behavior of hM infield. f “If they play like they've bee^ practicing, we'll have a good infc field." smiles Bucky. “I think we'«* come up with a real find in Bolj Repass—at least he's looked the pai of a good shortstop in practice, I don't know too much about our hi$ ting but we’ll start finding out somgp thing about that during the next fe^ weeks.” Je Estalella Sparks Infield. Jt Harris has molded an infield < Mickey Vernon at first base. Fran Croucher at second. Repass at shori stop and Roberto Estalella at thin The effervescent Estalella thus fi has been scooping up everythir swatted in his direction, and if h hits, he's calculated to be Griffit Stadium's most popular performer. Curve balls have kept Estalel shackled to the bench in recent set sons. He's been hammering Was! ington pitchers' fast ones in prat tice. but he was to view some hool starting today and Harris vt i hoping to detect improvement. ^ The stocky Cuban will require on® average ability to become extreme® popular. He's noisy, enthusiast® and colorful, but Harris is willing t» exchange those qualities for son® timely hits. i Washington's conduct in exhibfc tion games, of which the Nats w® play 31 in 35 days, isn't likely merit much significance. Last scaj son. for instance, the Nats won 0 of 25 exhibition games, then prqJ ceeded to spend most of the summon in the American League basement The Yankees were to send a makqi shift line-up against the Nats’ Stevl Sundra. Walter Masterson and Ray Scarborough here today. Tomorrow Harris will test Sid Hudson. Early Wynn and Bill Zuber against th* Cleveland Indians here. Outfielder Roberto Ortiz, who wat expected to replace the veterst Bruce Campbell in early games, may miss several engagements due to • badly bruised shoulder, while 28 year-old Eddie Lyons has been nomi nated to supplant the sore-armed Croucher at second. Lubrication SPECIAL A $5.50 VALUE 1. Refill crankcase with correct grade of fresh, clean oil, up to 5 quarts. 2. Drain ond refill transmission and differential with correct grode of gear lubricant up a to 6 lbs. 3. Complete Fire stone 23 - Point Lubrication. 4. Clean oir filter. 5. Cleon and reset spark plugs. fi restone HOME * AUTO SUPPLY STORES 13th fir K N.W. 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