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Washington, D. C., Tuesday, March 7, 1944—A—12 * Win, Lose or Draw By GRANTLAND RICE. Negative Group Threatens American Sport There are two major schools of thought concerning sport today which apparently are above the heads of at least 70 per cent of our population. And yet the issue is vital to the basic American idea and way of life on our playing fields. 1. On the one side we have a growing group that wants to destroy or has little interest in the competitive side. This includes , the Army s high command, backed up by numerous college presidents, fostered by high school officials. This group already has throttled or suppressed the competitive side in hundreds of colleges and many hundreds of high schools. They have been classified as the “dumbbell-swinging” or the calis thentic group. They don’t believe in such competitive training games in the United States as football, boxing, basket ball, track and field. 2. On the other side we have a group, headed by the Navy, and rather secretly supported by 95 per cent of the Army, plus all the keener and more understanding college and high school groups, that knows the value of competition, apart from mere mechanical exercises. Attack on Competitive Athletics Is Serious It is this latter group that is keeping competitive sport on the living side of the street today. Th# high school situation, especially in New York, is extremely sour. It probably is at its best in Texas and Ohio. It now is a question as to whether the people of the United States want all such sports as football, baseball, basket ball, boxing, track and field abolished in favor of massed calisthenics, such as Germany used up to the Olympic Games of 1936. It is a far more serious problem than the country at large under stands just at this spot. But it is something that the real lovers of sport and our sporting tradition should begin to think about before It is too late. Weird Kentucky Derby Scramble in Prospect We already have had an advance tip as to how weird the Kentucky Derby scramble in May can be, and probably will be. Two of the spring favorites, running in Florida, were Ben Jones’ Pensive from the Calumet stable and Director J. E. These were two of the best running under Florida sun. Neither proved to be any shining Blue Grass prospect. There still are many others who have yet to be tested for 3-year old form and class, such as Platter and Pukka Gin, plus at least 20 more. But the point is that at this stage in eary March, there still is no standout and the 70th Derby looks to be the most open of them all. There will, of course, be many eliminations and many changes in the next two months. But there is no one who can tell you just what the next two months will have to offer before the surviving field finally is set for the 1944 test at Churchill Downs. In the meanwhile hope still springs eternal in the Derby breast, only to wither and fade out around April 15. But still there will be more than the average number left. Fans May Expect Interesting Baseball Season It seems rather incredible that a new baseball training season la only a few days away. What sort of baseball will we have? I don’t think this is im portant. It is far more important that most of the stars and most of the regulars now are in the armed forces. Would any one want a baseball season where we had such famous names as Bob Feller, Joe Di Maggio, Hank Greenberg, Johnny Mize, Johnny Beazley, Ted Williams, Phil Rizzuto, Charley Keller, Walker Cooper, Sid Hudson, Cecil Travis, etc., ready to report in diamond uni forms? I don’t think 60. Over 90 per cent of all the leading stars now are in the armed forces where in the last war the list was limited to a few such names as Eddie Grant, Hank Gowdy and Grover Alexander. It is my belief that those who like baseball will understand the 1944 setup. They won’t see many stars. But they should see much closer big-league races than any we have seen in past years. This 1944 season can be one of the most interesting of many years. Class? We want and need our class today in the Army or Navy. Those left still can carry out the main American way. (North American Newspaper Alliance.) Uuints in Four bames In District Tourney The District basket ball cham pionship tournament continues to bight with four more first-round games scheduled at Heurich gym. Beginning at 7 o’clock, the games are: Metros against Chevy Chase, Camp Springs against Navy Five, United Typewriters against Hot Bhoppe and Mount Rainier against Naval Ordnance Laboratory. Two one-sided scores and one alose one were turned in last night. Gallaudet topped No. 10 Police Boys’ Club, 30-20. Landover Hills trimmed Retail Clerks, 47-22, and Jacobsen •dged FBI, 52-50. This last game also was the final tontest in the second round of the Reurich League schedule and gave Jacobsen the championship. It later must go against Perusso for the loop title. Hockey Planned Here Saturday and Sunday More ice hockey is being planned’ for Uline Arena to fill the spot va cated by the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Cutters, who recently canceled their schedule. General Manager Howard Livingston has lined up the To ronto Parkdales and will have them here for games Saturday and Sun day nights if opposition can be found. Livingston has contacted the On tario Tip-Tops as possible opponents for the Parkdales and expects to hear from them today. The Park dales are coached by Pick Hines, who formerly handled the Baltimore Orioles and Johnstown Blue Birds in the Eastern Amateur League. Aberdeen in Tournament ABERDEEN. Md., Mar. 7 —The Aberdeen Proving Ground will send its basket ball team to the Cleve land Invitation Tournament March 11-12. Lt. H. S. Covington, athletic of ficer and coach, named Bob Cotton, Moe Becker, Ben Scharnus, Angie Musi, Abe Novak, Johnny Balsavich, Allen C. Menke and William Mor ganstine to make the trip. jets Face in Weight And in Basket Loop By the Associated Press. ' * SAN ANGELO. Tex., Mar. 7.—Now consider this basket ball team ol John Hobaugh, it’s tremendous! Known as the Hippos, it averages 224 pounds, and the players consid ered it a concession when they al lowed 184-pound Damon Phillips to join them. This is what they weigh, indi vidually: Hobaugh, 227; “Jumbo" Strom, 248; Diddle Young, 241; Cot Weatherford, 233; Willis Weather ford, 255; Cecil Baker, 202; Elwood Morrow, 201. But the team is leading the city league. Moore of Chattanooga U. To Pilot Loop Ball Club By the Associated Press. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Mar. 7.— A. C. “Scrappy" Moore, a hometown product and head coach at the Uni versity of Chattanooga for more than 10 years, will manage Chatta nooga’s Southern Association base ball club this season. President Joe Engel announced Moore’s signature to a one-year con tract yesterday. He replaces Marvir “Sparky” Olson, manager the pasl two years. Moore joined the Chicago Cubs ir 1926 and remained the club's prop erty while playing for Columbus Ga.; Spartanburg, S. C., and Read ing, Pa. He later played with Bir mingham and Chattanooga. Armed Guard Enter Fivf In AAU Title Tourney B> the Associated Press. NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 7.— Tile Armed Guard Training Center bas ket ball team has been granted per mission to play in the National AAU Basket Ball Tournament at Denver starting March 19. The Armed Guard cagers won the Southern AAU championship Sun day night with a 54-53 decision over the Baton Rouge Essos. Pride Alone Would Keep Majors Going, Heydler Says , Nats List Bainbridge, Plan Meade Games; Norfolk Cancels One game was added to the Nats’ exhibition schedule today after seven were swept from it yesterday by cancellation of dates from April 1 through April 7 by the teams at the Norfolk naval training base. The Washington club is to go to the naval base at Bainbridge, Md., for a tussle on April 10, Clark Grif fith, president of the Nats, has an nounced. He also hopes to fill in the Norfolk cancellations with en gagements at Fort Meade, Md. According to Griffith, the Mary land post is eager to take over all the dates and he has told the ath letic officer there to schedule any games possible. A tentative date with the Balti more club of the International League at Meade on April 10 already has been arranged by the post and there is a possibility that engage ments with the Philadelphia Ath letics, who are to train at Frederick, Md., will be made. Authorities at Norfolk canceled games that were to have been played with the Naval Training Base and the Naval Air Station because they felt they could not field teams capable of giving the Nats fair com petition. Both bases have lost through transfer many of the former major and minor league stars that were on the clubs the Nats met last spring. 384 by Hazel Glover, Her Best Ever, Gains Sweep for Edmonds For Hazel Glover last night at Lafayette was the crowning night of her bowling career. The secre tary of the Washington Ladies’ League not only marked up the highest set she ever rolled but her 384 with a 133 game helped Edmonds Optical to whitewash the flag-con tending Hessick Coal. Mae Diehl, a teammate, also flashed with 138 and 378. First Grill maintained first place with a 2-1 win from Page Hufty while Garvin’s Grill led by Lois Gladding’s 138 and 365 took the odd game from Graffettes to replace the Hessicks in the runner-up spot. With Frances Wilson and Georgia Hays each banging out 367’s, Brat burd Pigs swept H. & J. Construc tion. Betty Halvorsen, who finished third in Sunday’s Margaret Lynn tournament at Arcadia, was still on a rampage with 136 and 367 for the losers. Adelaide Brown’s 351 and Isabel Riefenberg’s 350 put Spund’s Market across three times against Investment Building Garage. Edsel Rolls 179 Game. Billy Edsel also had a big r.ight at Lafayette when his season-record game of 179 gave Engineering a 2-1 victory over Bookkeeping. Sharing the limelight in the Southern Rail way Clerks’ League with the 98 average roller was John Rosson, whose 424 was only eight sticks shy of Mac Snellings’ season mark. This gave Laws a 2-1 win over Dis bursing. Morris Scott’s 129 and 339 were high as American Type Founders shut out Pathfinders to hold second place in the Graphic Arts League. With 150 and 402, Joe Guy sparked the Tastets’ 3-0 win from De Lena in the St. Martin’s League at King Pin. The pace-setting Duffys swept Cribbins with high set of 1.591, while the pennant-contending Ed Jeffries nicked the Baardses, 2-1, with a high of 572. Battle in Rosslyn League. The hectic flag chase in the Ross lyn Independent League, with $1,200 going to the winner, will be on again tonight at Galt Davis’ Virginia drives,, with Clarendon Decorators aiming to further cut the pace setting Bratburg Pigs’ two-game lead. Last week, while the Pigs were losing the odd game to Cooke Press as Jimmy Fishenden aided with 380, the runnerup, led by Ted Bieber’s 387, bumped Boyle’s Restaurant, 2-1. Jack Day’s 399 helped the third place Mayo’s Esso to whip Army Map Service, 2-1, and stay up in the pennant scrap, four games out of first place. Washington Cab, run ning fourth and six games behind the Pigs, took the odd from Miller’s Service, with Bill Miller’s 377 the big wallop. Eddie Keith, making a bold bid for his third straight title as league champion, lost ground to Johnny Burger, with 319 to 362 for the run nerup. Keith’s mark is 123-54 for 112 games, while Burger sports' 122-44. YMCA Senior Five Wins First Half Loop Title YMCA Seniors hold the first round championship in the “Y” basket ball tournament after last night’s 52-46 win over Fort Myer Engineers. George Haley of the En gineers tossed in 15 points for high score. The Engineers meet Federal Pub lic Housing tonight at 8 o’clock for second place. Runners in Obstacle Race Really Are 'Boxed' By HUGH FULLERTON, Jr., Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK, Mar. 7.—You’ve probably heard often of a runner being “boxed” by his rivals, but it remained for cadets at the Iowa Navy Preflight School to show just what the term means. During an obstacle race the cadets were required to crawl through a 4-foot box. Two “'Kingfishers” got there first, and while the leader went on to the finish line the second remained in the box. Reports say that when rival athletes arrived, the finest free-for-all since the end of the pushball season took place. The Women’s International Bowling Congress has collected $71,593 of the $80,000 it needs to buy an ambulance plane. Last FOR FACTORY APPROVED CHEVROLET SERVICE ON CARS OR TRUCKS SEE CHEVY CHASE MOTOR CO. 7725 Wis. Av«. Wit. 1635 year the gal bowlers bought an A-20 bomber. A1 Maul, long-time guardian cf the Shibe Park press gate, was a pitcher with a .450 batting average back in 1887, when walks counted as hits. But his chief claim to fame was that in his first National League game he socked a homer over the left field wall of the old Phils Park and nobody repeated that feat until 1921. Today’s guest star—Pfc. Bill Scanlan, Fort Sheridan (111.) Tower: “Biggest chuckle among soldiers at WAC basket ball games this year occurs when girls of either team yell, 'Who’s your man?’ or 'have you got a man?’ And this being leap year, too, the soldiers begin to wonder,” One-minute sports page—Yale and Virginia, which called off plans for a football game last fall because of their wartime programs, are negotiating for one this year. Dick Carter, out fielder recently signed by the Phillies, is rated one of the best first-year men in pro soccer ranks. Luke Johnsos, co-coach of the Bears, wants the National Football League to change the inbound spots from 15 yards to 20 yards in from the sidelines in order to give the offense more latitude. What the other coaches want is to give the Bears less longitude. For your health’* take SWIM Open 10 A.M. c »• 10 P.M. HA. Mli Ml* Tai > m.lJill]!■,fllill 1 ■■U£9H22SUi ! Son Thrice Averts Coach's Defeat By the Associated Press. SALT LAKE CITY. — Dick Baker, Granite High School basket ball center, is pretty pop ular with his coach. Three times this season Dick has pulled games out of the fire with goals in the waning seconds of play while the coach sat nervously eyeing the clock. The coach, Cecil Baker, is Dick’s father. Ample Playing Talent For Big Season Seen By Mack, Pennock By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 7.—Connie Mack, president of the A.thletics, and Herb Pennock. general manager of the Phillies, agreed today that in spite of the reluctance of players to sign and the loss of manpower to the armed services, major league baseball teams will open the season with adequate playing strength. The two veteran baseball men said they believe major league teams may be able to get by with a squad of 20 players instead of the prewar maximum of 25, if such a step be comes necessary. “I don’t see any reason why base ball should not go through the sea son and flourish,” Mack declared. “There isn’t anything to worry about on that score.” “It’s a grand opportunity for boys to break into baseball,” said Pen nock. “Most of the major league clubs will lose their 3-A players any time. “Nothing short of an order by the Government banning all sports will stop baseball,” Pennock declared. Backing Pennock’s statement that the new season will be one of oppor tunity for boys, Tommy Richardson, Eastern League president, said the minors have hired scouts and will seek out 16 and 17 year old boys with baseball ability. Arthur H. Ehlers, president of the Interstate League, said in Balti more, “Our problem is the same as any business today and we are going to make the best of it. There is no reason why the Interstate League can’t go through with its 140-game schedule, which opens May 3.” Mollis Will Fight Doty, Who Drew With Davis Tom (Pop) Mollis, the Baltimore stevadore who interspreads his freight-hustling chores with victories in Washington’s prize fight rings, has come up with another tough assignment for his Turner’s Arena bout next Monday night. His op ponent will be George (Red) Doty for 10 rounds. Doty is a youthful puncher who recently went to a draw against A1 (Bummy) Davis, following which Davis chilled Bob Montgomery. Frankie Wills jvon a split decision over Doty not ldng ago at Akron. Mollis has taken seven straight wins here. Matchmaker Gabe Menendez plans to make it a middleweight night and is after another good bout in that division to share feature booking with Mollis and Doty. Pitcher Stewart Rejected NASHVILLE, Tenn., Mar. 7 (£>).— Mack Stewart, who topped Southern Association pitchers last season with a .783 average, has been rejected for the armed forces. He will be on hand when Manager Larry Gilbert starts spring practice April 3. Banks fo Beat Perry If Bout Goes Route, Armstrong Holds Friday’s 10-round fight between Aaron Perry and Billy Banks at Uline Arena looms as an interesting match between puncher and boxer, in the opinion of Henry Armstrong, the former triple champion who fol lows these two into the ice plant with a match on March 20 with Frankie Wills. “You never know how to judge these fights,” said Armstrong after watching both go through their training paces yesterday at Liberty A. C. Perry might win by a knock out, he predicted, but if it goes the distance he likes the more skillful Banks. “Experience and cleverness mean a lot,” Armstrong reasoned. “Banks has been around and knows how to pace himself, but Perry is a good prospect and should go a long way.” The Hammer also concurred in the opinion that Perry resembles Joe Louis in a lightweight version. “He has plenty of Joe’s actions. He shuffles out and punches flat footed and he has the poker face and mechanical reactions of a natural fighter.” Armstrong likely will remain here and train locally for his Wills match on March 20. Perry and Banks were scheduled for additional workouts this afternoon. Arcaro May Be Third To Be Thrice Victor In Kentucky Derby By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Mar. 7. — Eddie Arcaro, the jockey of the hour, may become the third man in history to win the Kentucky Derby three times. Arcaro, who regained national prominence with his victories in the Flamingo and Widener stakes at Hialeah Park, triumphed in the 1938 Derby with Lawrin and repeated in 1941 with Whirlaway, famed all time money winner. So far the skillful little jockey hasn’t received a mount for the May 6 classic at Louisville, but racing observers believe that is a formality that will be attended to long before post time. Isaac Murphy and Earl Sande, famous jockey of the Golden 1920s, so far are the only riders to thrice win the coveted Churchill Downs classic that started in 1875. Murphy was up on Buchanan in 1884, Riley in 1890 and Kingman in 1891. Sande booted Zev home in 1923, Flying Ebony in 1925 and Gal lant Fox in 1930. With Arcaro in the saddle on Derby day no bettor probably will feel safe without at least two bucks on him, just for safety’s sake. The odds against him riding four con secutive winners of the Flamingo and Widener were tremendous, but he did it. The stakes were not run in 1943 because Hialeah was closed, but Arcaro won both in 1942. To date this year Arcaro has ridden 41 winners, his latest, Grand Day, $11.20, in the second race at Tropical Park yesterday. Washington Is Winner In Baltimore Bout BALTIMORE, Mar. 7 (Special).— Bee Bee Washington, 153, of Wash ington, D. C., decisioned George Williams, 152%, of Rome, N. Y„ in a six-round boxing match. The main event went to Lloyd Marshall, 168, Cleveland, by a split decision over Joe Carter, 157, Rome, N. Y. < Barons' Trio Retains Scoring Monopoly By the Associates. Press. NEW HAVEN, Conn., Mar. 7.—If it wasn’t for Bill Thomson of In dianapolis, Cleveland and Buffalo today would be sharing a monopoly on the top players fighting it out for individual scoring honors in the American Hockey League. Except for Thomson, Cleveland, with Tom Burlington, Les Cunning ham and Lou Trudel—1, 2 and 3— and Buffalo, own nine of the 10 lead ing talliers. While Burlington, Cunningham and Trudel were each adding 4 points, Fred Hunt of Buffalo picked up a point on them. Burlington now leads with 74, six more than Cunninghamm who has a 1 point advantage on Trudel. Hunt trails with 66. Thomson is eighth. Gordon Sherritt spent 18 minutes in the ice box last week to bring his total to 106 minutes, 27 minutes more than runner-up Pete Bessone of Cleveland. PBC Boxers in 12 Bouts Tonight at Fort Drumm Twelve bouts in the Police Boys’ Club boxing tournament will be staged tonight at Fort Drumm be ginning at 7:30 o'clock. Finals are scheduled for March 22 and 28 at Forest Glen. Tonight's pairings are: Onen Division. 70 pounds—Aubrey Hite (5) vs. Daniel Harb (4). Billy Harrell (4) vs. Charles Du rso (5) 05 pounds—Tony Arduinl (4) vs. James Haiber (11) 100 pounds—Steve Arduinl (4) vs. Johnny Sa^ks (10). Novice Division. 105 pounds—Joe Stockstill (5) vs. Georpe Karadimos <4 >. 110 pounds—Junior Furr (4) vs. Earl McGee (11 i 115 pounds—Clarence Hale- (11) vs. Billy Jones (12). Kenny Lieber (4) vs. Robert M Gray (12). 120 pounds—Donald Grigsby (10) vs. Enrico De Leonibus (12). 225 pounds—Clyde Goins (11) vs. Ed ward Poore (12) 1 05 pounds—Tom Adams (11) vs. Rich ard Kent (10). 145 pounds—Frank Leapiey (5) vs. Leon Witchie (12). SELL YOUR CAR to [ FLOOD PONTIAC Woodley 8400 4221 Connecticut Avenue j Open daily, eveningt and Sunday Cain Due to Increase Hockey Scoring Lead By the Associated Press. Boston’s Herbie Cain gfts a chance tonight to increase his lead in the National Hockey League scoring race. The Bruins will en tertain the secortf-place Detroit Red Wings at the Boston Garden. While Detroit is favored to win, Cain is expected to boost his points above the 70 mark he now has and which gives him a two-point lead over Doug Bentley of the Chicago Blackhawks. The official weekly scoring statis tics show Bill Mosienko and Clint Smith, also of the Blackhawks, in a tie for third at 65 points, with Lome Carr of Toronto fifth with 63. Bill Cowley of Boston, Carl Lis combe of Detroit, and Montreal’s Elmer Lach are next in line, each with 62. Cain and Bentley are tied for goal-scoring honors with 34 each while Lach tops the assist column with 44. Detroit’s Harold Jackson remained the league’s bad man with 70 min utes spent in the penalty box. Calumet Signs Ace Jockey MIAMI. Mar. 7 (A*).—Jockey Conn | McCreary of St. Louis has signed a | two-year contract to ride for War i ren Wright’s Calumet Farm, Trainer | Ben Jones announced. Welding Equipment and Supplies L. S. JULLIEN, Inc. 1443 P St. N.W North 8075 ASSIST FOR HANK—Henry Armstrong, former triple world boxing, champion, laces the gloves on Billy Banks as the local colored lad drills for his 10-round boxing bout with Aaron Perry at Uline Arena Friday night. Armstrong favors Banks if a decision is given and Perry if a kayo^is registered. Hutson Top Field Goal Kicker With Pros, Records Reveal CHICAGO, Mar. 7.—Don Hutson, Green Bay Packer end who copped scoring and pass-receiving honors in the National Football League last season, also won the field goal kick ing title, official figures showed to day. He was successful in three of five attempts, nosing out Ward Cuff of New York, who clicked in three of Britt, Lion Gridman, Loses Arm in War FORT SMITH, Ark., Mar. 7.— Capt. Maurice "Footsy” Britt, for mer University of Arkansas and De troit Lions football star, lost his right arm and suffered back wounds and a foot injury at the Anzio beachhead in Italy, one of his fellow officers advised Britt’s wife here. The communication, dated Febru ary 24 and received yesterday, was the first notification that he had been injured, Mrs. Britt said. Britt played end for Arkansas when the Razorbacks were known in the late ’30s as the “passingest team in the Nation.” He was with Detroit in 1941, iixuc cuww, xue veteran oiani backfield star booted the longest three-pointer of the year, a 45-yard goal against the Chicago Cardinals November 21. Hutson’s best was a 25-yard effort against Philpitt. Third place went to Bob Snyder of the Chicago Bears, who tried seven times and connected twice. Team honors went to the Cardi nals, who batted .400 by making good twice in only fipve attempts. While the Packers hit four times, more than any other team, they finished fourth on the percentage basis, having made 15 attempts—a .267 showing. The Giants were runnersup with a .300 record established in making 3 of 10 efforts, and the Bears took third place on Snyder’s two goals in seven attempts, a .286 performance. Sports Mirror Today a year ago—Golfer Bobby Jones was promoted from captain to major in the Army Air Corps. Three years ago—Tom Davies, former Pitt star, was named foot ball coach at Western Reserve. Five years ago—Dartmouth de feated Princeton, 38-33, to retain Eastern Intercollegiate Basket BaU Ijtdgue title.. . ' Both Have Functioned Over 40 Years, Vet Leader Points Out By the Asaocleted Press. NEW YORK, Mar. 7.—If you think baseball should fold up for the duration, or that the fans will not turn out to see the talent depleted teams in action, you can get yourself a swell argument with John A. Heydler. Come August, Mr. Heydler will be 75 years old, and he’s spent a mite more than 50 of those years with the National League, 16 as its president before retiring in 1934, when he ac cepted a lifetime Job as chairman of the league's board. The white-haired gentleman, who has seen the national game weather many storms, should know whereof he speaks, and here’s what he has to say: “Don’t worry about baseball giving up in wartime. Discounting the huge investment angle, the clubs and the leagues have other and greater reasons for continuing. •' Have Proved Their Stability. “For 44 years the National League has operated with the same eight clubs. Counting the eight years those clubs were part of the old 12 team league, they’ve been together 52 years. Why, Boston and Chicago haven’t been out of the league a minute since it was organized back in 1876. “The American League has had the same eight clubs for 42 years. “There is a pride of organization among the major league clubs. The long association has placed a halo around the teams and the game, and it will not be discarded. “Some fear the attendance may fall far under the usual standard, but I do not subscribe to that idea. I don't believe the absence of estab lished stars will hamper the gate to any great extent. “I have seen, out on Long Island, 3,500 to 4,000 fans at a high school game. Many of the players this year may come straight from the high schools—but remember such stars as Mel Ott, Phil Rizzuto, Marius Russo and a host of others made the Jump straight from high school to the majors or high minors. Present-day boys can do it, too. Sees Uncertain, Stirring Race. "To me it appears we are in for an interesting season—one full of thrills. The fact that no one can possibly predict the outcome should add to the interest. With the clubs filled with new talent, and training in the North, there’s not much chance for a pre-season rating—and who knows but what a chronic tail ender might turn up as the winner? “It’s too bad the teams can’t train* in the South. Given a month’s warm weather, and a chance to work the youngsters alongside the vet erans, the managers could put clubs on the field that would compare favorably with those of the prewar days. “The picture is changing daily, with new men going into the service, but baseball is proud of what its men are doing in helping to win the war. And baseball will carry on until they come back.’’ VZIVPLEAS(//?£/ Something nett has come to town! Blackstone Cigars! All in new streamlined shapes ... for your greater smoking pleasure. Filled 100%, as always, with the finest and costliest Havana tobacco grown in Cuba. Extremely mild, yet full flavored. Size and shape for every taste: Perfecto Extra, 3 for 50c; Cabinet Extra, 1Kings, 15*; Panetela De Luxe, 12^; Bantam, 2 for 15^. Enjoy a new Blackstonel Waitt & Bond, Inc., Newark, N. J.