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Washington, D. C., Tuesday, May 9, 1944—A—10 * Win, Lose or Draw By GRANTLAND RICF McCreary Gives the Inside on His Triumph If you care to go back of the scenes with little Conn McCreary, the winning jockey, you can get a Kentucky Derby story as graphic and as thrilling as the race itself. "I got Pensive away in 14th place, not wanting to hurry into possible trouble. I kept in the 14 spot until just before we hit the mile mark, when we moved into position. I could feel all along that Pensive wanted to run. But even at this point I can't say that I expected to win. “From 10th position Pensive rushed into 5th place around the bend, but we still were about six lengths back of Stir Up and Broad cloth with Eddie Arcaro and George Woolf aboard. And don't for get this pair is not easy to handle. "Pensive was roaring now and I happened to see a small opening between the two leaders. But at this split second Woolf was watching Arcaro and he suddenly moved over closer, wiping out the gap I wanted to go through. They were so busy watching each other I don’t think they knew I was on the track. As Woolf moved to the right I drove for the inside spot and from that point on I knew no horse on the track was ever going to catch Pensive. I had to pull up a bit before making that final drive for the inside, but that didn't bother Pensive. "When I saw Pensive on his way from the head of the stretch I knew we were home with something to spare. “I had thrown my whip away right after the start. Pensive doesn't like a bit and didn’t need any whipping. I neves saw a horse move in such a hurry from six lengths back to four lengths in front. I thought for a second I was in an airplane.’’ Mite Rode Perfect Race, Declares Jones McCreary was the smallest jockey in the race, under 5 feet in height with a displacement of 98 pounds, but according to Trainer Ben Jones he rode a perfect race. It takes something to out-fox an Eddie Arcaro or a George Woolf, but this McCreary did it. He also was on the best horse—for the day—for both Arcaro and Woolf got every ounce of running from their two tiring mounts, which evidently didn’t care for that final eighth of a mile. This was the point, re garding Stir Up, that had Trainer John Gaver and Arcaro worried before the race. It might be mentioned also that Ben Jones turned in possibly the finest training job of his long and brilliant career, for Pensive isn’t an easy horse to bring along. ‘‘I told you the night before the race,” Ben said, "that I would be happy to run third. But when the race was run Pensive was at least three lengths better than he ever was before. I think I had to use up more patience with Pensive than I ever had to use with Whirlaway, and Whirlaway used to run me almost crazy. Trainer Admits Pensive Had Him Fooled "I worked the horse pretty hard for I believe in getting a horse ready by racing him. He has bad front feet which require bar plates. He is liable to sulk at times after he gets to the front, as he did at Pimlico and has done before. “I’m going to run him in both the Preakness and the Belmont and a good many other big stake events. I only hope he keeps his Derby form, for he honestly showed me more than I thought he had.” Gaver and Arcaro gave Stir Up every chance, but the horse wasn’t any too keen for that extra distance. He still has a good chance in the Preakness, over a shorter route, for he had speed and stamina enough for the mile and three-sixteenths, the Preakness route. The big disappointment of the race was Skytracer which finished far back in ninth place. Pensive, Broadcloth, Stir Up and Shut Up all were given good chances and they were the first four. There were no great 2-year-olds last year and there are no great 3-year-olds this year, so far. But they were and still are the best-matched bunch any racing season has seen in a long time. They kept beating one another as 2-year-olds and they are likely to keep the same trick working unless it happens that Pensive suddenly has found himself and now is on the way to leadership. (North American Newspaper Alliance.) Crunklefon's Homer Gives W.-L. Victory “Nice goin’, Zeke!” That’s the way classmates at Washington-Lee High greeted Glenn (Zeke) Crunkle ton today. Yesterday in a game with Tech on the Little Generals’ field, the center fielder came to bat in the second inning with Tech ahead, 1-0, and the bases loaded. Zeke clouted a home run and Washington-Lee won the game, 7-3. Pitcher Ray Leister, who went eight innings, allowed Tech only three hits for his second victory of the season. W -Lee AB. H. O A Tech AB. H O A C’kleton.cf 4 1 0 0 Tulenko,3b.'i 0 12 Br’fleld.2b 4 13 2 Ray.c 10 9 0 Currtn.ss 4 2 13 Cr’king.lf 3 0 0 0 Drailler.c 5 1 11 0 Hasty.11 10 0 0 Pigg.lb 2 0 9 0 Bladen,lb 3 0 10 0 Green,rf 2 0 0 0 Principe.cf.3 110 Kemp.rf 1 0 0 0 Drayer.rf 2 0 0 0 Martin.If 0 0 10 Petty,2b 4 0 0 1 Ward.If 1 0 0 0 Roth.ss 3 111 Early,If 0 0 0 0 Barnett.p 3 1 213 Gr’tum.lf 2 10 0 tMcKay 10 0 0 McP on.ss 4 111 JGalloway 10 0 0 Leister,p 2 0 111 Carney.p 0 0 0 2 •Granger 10 0 0 Totals 32 7 27 19 Totals 28 3 24 17 • Batted for Green in sixth, t Batted for Tulenko in ninth, t Batted for Barnett in ninth. Tech _ 010 002 000—3 Washington-Lee _ 040 011 lOx—7 Runs—Crunkleton (2), Druckenmiller, Green. Martin. McPherson Leister, Ray, Bladen 12). Errors—Bladen. Petty, Roth Currin Martin. Druckenmiller (2). Two base hits—Brumfield Roth. Principe Home run—Crunkleton. First base on balls—Off Barnett, 11; off Leister. 9. Struck out—By Barnett. 7 by Leister, 9, by Carney, 1. Umpire—Mr. Johnson. St. Anthony's Wins Over Anacostia Nine, 11-6 St. Anthony s ball team came back after losing two games to win over Anacostia yesterday, 11-6, on the latter's field. Bob Purcell got a pair of triples to pace the victors. Ki A'y. AB. H O A Ana'stia AB H O A G tzeer.rl 2 1 (I <1 Purdy.ss 4 o (i :i C eloux.p 4 1 111 Burck.s,lf 4 0 «> 0 Purcell.lt 3 2 1 o M leson.c 3 1 10 0 Dunn,3b 5 3 10 Kent.3b 4 3 1 o McC'ey.cf 3 I 2 o Khne.2b 4 2 11 J. C'ney.c 4 2 11 0 Fuson.rf 3 1 o 0 Colbert.ss 5 l 2 0 Silvers,cf 4 1 3 0 G. C'y.lb 4 17 1 D'tnch.lb 3 13 0 Rowan.2b 4 0 2 4 Gay.p 2 o o 3 Falcone rf 1 o o o Swisher.p 2 o o 4 Rhodes,rt 0 0 0 o Foun.lb 2 o 4 0 Totals 35 12 27 1« Totals 35 0 27 14 Pt Anthony . 031 304 000—11 Anacostia _ . Ill 000 012— 6 Runs—Goeuser. Claveloux. Purcell (2t, Dunn (2), McCauley. J Chaney <21. Col bert- G Chaney. Purdy, Mathleson (2). Kline (2). Ferguson. Errors—J. Chaney, G Chaney Mathleson. Kent, Dietrich Two-base hits—J. Chaney, Dunn. Fersu son. Three-base hits-—Purcell *2). J. Chaney First base on balls—Off Clavc loux ft: off Gay. 4 Struck out—By Claveloux. 10: by Gay, 6: by Swisher, 4 Friends Team Too Good For Western Netmen Friends tennis team, playing on its home courts, swamped Western, 9-0, yesterday for its fourth win in five starts. Friends will entertain Landon Thursday. fcinfles. Bernard (F > defeated Brown <W ) B—1, &—Hill <F ) defeated Campbell <W.), B—1. B—0. Smith (F.) defeated Hite <W > —•>, Dean (F > def ated McCaskill 1 W.», B—0. B—<) Fleiachmann (F » defeat ed Nelson (W.)f 6—if. B—1; Walker <F ) defeated Reck (W.), B—1, B—1. Doubles. Bernard-Smith <F.l defeated Brown Campbell <W > B—1. B—Waiker Flelschmann iF ) defeated McCaskill-Hite 'W.i. 1—fi, B—3. B—2: Cummlns-Per cesield <F ) defeated Nelson-Reek <W.>. B—1, B—1 Welding Equipment and Supplies L. S. JULLIEN, Inc. 1443 P St. N.W North 8075 No Light This Year For Wrigley Field By the Associated Press. The recreation section of the War Production Board has turned down the Chicago Cubs’ application to install night baseball facilities at Wrigley Field this season, but in vited the Cubs to resubmit their re quest with a view to construction for 1945. George W. McMurphey, chief of the section, said there still was a possibility for more night baseball in Chicago this season if the Cubs used the lighting facilities of the White Sox park for several games. ‘"Ihe release of materials alone was not the deciding factor,” said McMurphey. "While materials may by available, this office also took into i consideration that construction ! could not be completed before August, which would leave only 21 | week-day dates available to the Cubs in their home park.” Ex-Big Leaguers Shine In Game Belvoir Wins Mickey Witek. former New York Giant second baseman, and Lou Dube, lately an outfielder with the Boston Red Sox. shone yesterday as Fort Belvoir upset the powerful Curtis Bay Coast Guard nine, 5-4. at the Virginia post. Witek. Curtis Bay second base man, smacked a homer in the sev enth with nobody on to start a rally, while Dube, right fielder for Fort Belvoir, made two sensational run ning catches that haltad that surge and one that followed in the next inning. Fort Belvoir won in the ninth, when Coast Guard Pitcher Peter ! son. with the score tied. 4 to 4, ; walked the first four men to face | him. C’rtisB AB. H. O A. Belvoir. A B. H O A DelS'io.ss 4 II 2 4 T’n'sfci.2b ft 1 2 1 i Witek.2b ft 2 2 4 Nichols.ss ft 2 1 2 S’owski.rf ft o n n We ver.cf 4 1 .2 0 Gordon.If 4 2 2 1 Dube.rf 2 o 2 n Sauer.lb 4 o 12 o Shirk.c 4 n 2 l Pch'ine.cf 2 1 n <1 Woleen.If 4 1 1 0 Korte.2b 4 2 2 2 p-slska.ib 4 18 1 Reeves.c 1 1 (1 0 Nolen.2b 2 1 4 2 Fancell.p I 0 <1 <i G'b lney.p 4 0 2 2 Sipple.p 2 0 1 (| T'achek.c 2 14 1 Peters’n.p 0 <1 d (I Totals 27 10 27 12 Totals 20 7 27 10 Curtis Bay lion o.2o ion—4 Fort Belvoir 004 000 Ool—ft Runs—Nichols, Weaver. Woleen (2i. No len. Korte. Tabachel: Witek <2>. Errors —Trynoski, Nolen, Del Savio. Two-base bits—Trynoski. Nichols. Weaver. Korte. Woleen. Home run—Witek. Stolen base —Fasiska Sacrifice—Shirk, Left on bases—Fort Belvoir. 11: Curtis Bay, 8, First base on balls—Off Sipple, ft: off Peterson. 4 off Grobelney. 2. Hits—Off Fancell. 7 in 5 Innings: off Sipple, 0 in 4 innings Hit by pitched ball—By Erobel ney. l: by Sipple. 1. Struck out—By Sip ple, ft; by Grobelney. 4. Losing pitcher Sipple. Umpires—Messrs. Williams and Steele. Indianapolis in Cellar, Has Lost Nine Straight By the Associated Press. It's tough going these days for Manager Owen "Donie" Bush and his Indianapolis Indians of the American Association, runnersup last season to the champion Mil waukee Brewers. In last place, two full games be hind Louisville, they’ve won only 2 of 14 contests and today had a j losing string of nine straight. ; t HOST IN MMSHIHttP* • luncheon • COCKTAILS a t . DINNER Majors Set for Drive as Talent for Season Seems Assured Some Aces Still to Go, But Returning Vets Help Fill Gaps By JACK HAND. Associated Press Sports Writer. Baseball's manpower problem ap pears today to have passed the acute stage as the major leagues settle down to a four-and-one-half-month run with pleasant prospects of tight pennant races and night baseball to bolster midweek attendance figures. When the big show resumes to morrow, after a two-day travel in terlude, they'll turn on the lights at Washington. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh and the “owl ball" sea son will be under way. Draft boards still hold the bal ance of power in every league, but major league rosters have not un dergone drastic changes since the season opened. Minors Also Appear Safe. In addition to the American and National loops, the complete minor league setup is in operation with three Double-A circuits, one A-l league, one A circuit, two Class B and three Class D organizations. So far, nobody has had to play with less than nine men. Since the manpower problem be came at least temporarily stabilized such stars as Spud Chandler of the Yankees and Joe Beggs of the Reds have been taken but many others still are playing. Several players on each big league club are on lend-lease from the Armed Services after passing their physical exams but they are playing until called. In that list, among others, are Ken Keltner of Cleve land, Gee Walker of the Reds, Damon Phillips, Connie Ryan and Butch Nieman of the Boston Braves, Bobby Bragan of Brooklyn, Johnny Lindell of the Yanks and Ray Ham rick of the Phils. The stream heading toward the service is partially matched by a steady influx of war veterans who are finding their way into the na tional game. Tom Warren, a Brook lyn pitcher who was at Casablanca, belongs in that category, as does Jack Kramer, St. Louis Browns' mound sensation, who did a hitch in the Navy. York’s Rejection Buoys Tigers. Rudy York's rejection sent Detroit stock on the upgrade. Keltner was accepted for the Navy yesterday at Milwaukee, but will have at least 21 days and possibly 90 before report ing. Buddy Rosar of the Tribe has transferred from a Buffalo to a Cleveland war job and is available for part-time duty, as is Denny Gatehouse, the Browns’ week-end pitcher. Cards Hammer Beazley To Beat Air Group By the Associated Press. MEMPHIS, May 9 —A crowd of some 14.000 saw Whitey Kurowski and Emil Verban, each with a double and two singles, lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-to-3 triumph over a 6tar-studded 4th Ferrying Group team here last night in a benefit game. Lt. Johnny Beazley, Cardinals’ pitching hero of the 1942 World Series, hurled the first two innings for the ferrying group, was touched for six hits and four runs and charged with the loss. The Cards collected 10 more hits off Hal Toenes and Sergt. Hugh Mulcahv. Princeton Reported Off Gridiron for Duration Conversation of football fans to day centered on the New York Dai ly News report that Princeton ‘‘has dropped football for the duration.” The newspaper quoted “an in formed Princeton spokesman” as saying, "The situation became clear to me when Asa Bushnell resigned as acting director of athletics last week. He resigned because there was nothing left to direct.” Fred Osborne, University director of publicity, asked to comment on the News story, said that the ques tion of 1944 football “has not been officially discussed up to this time.” i Ex-Gunner, War Worker Top Loop in Pitching An ex-Army tank gunner and a war plant worker share the Eastern League pitching spotlight today j with two victories apiece. They are Dwight Simonds, who i spent 15 months in the Army be- j fore joining the Scranton Red Sox. j and'Pete Naktenis, who stops off to I hurl for the Hartford Laurels be- i tween shifts at a neighboring war plant. Each turned in five-hit perform- j ances last night as the circuit in augurated its floodlight program. Great Lakes Gets Meet GREAT LAKES, 111., May 9 i/P).— —The 19th annual Central Collegi-! ate Conference track championships will be held at the United Stales Naval Training Center here June 3. League Statistics TtESDAV. MAY (t, I fill AMERICAN. Results Yesterriav. 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NO 10 I Kwlmmtng 'Taught In Hli _ Ugaona rlu" T»* PITCHING “SAILOR” BALL—Johnny Vander Meer, former Cincinnati hurler of no-hit fame, is tuning up to toil for the Sampson Naval Base nine, which has six games with major clubs on its schedule. —A. P. Photo. Graziano Is Favored To Whip Graham in Slam-bang Fight Two hard-boiled fighters from up around New York will fight it out tonight at Turner’s Arena in the main event of a slugfest carnival of boxing. Rocky Graziano, a tough young scrapper who has KO'd 16 of the 26 of those who tangled with him. meets Freddie Graham, who is said to be the same type of brawler, and a fistic fiesta is in prospect. Last time The Rock appeared here he slapped down rough Bobby Brown in five ronds, and ringsiders still are talking about the fast and furious toe-to-toe slugging in that one. Brown also is on the card tonight, fighting in an eight-round semifinal against Warren Powell, a safer place for him to be with Graziano on the premises. , . Graziano is considered one of the best welters to be discovered in this booming welterweight season, and the experts are giving the Italian the edge over Graham. Those who study past performances, however, point out that Graham beat'Steve Riggio, only fighter ever to get a decision over Graziano. In that bout, Riggio got up off the canvas after a second-round knockdown to outpoint The Rock. Graziano doesn’t care much about the fine points of boxing and points. He will take it while putting in his owm lethal licks, one reason so many fans get a wallop out of watching him fight. If Graziano licks Graham tonight, it probably will be by the KO route. The young New Yorker doesn’t be lieve in decision victories. Other KO’s may be in store to night. Jackie Corbett, 170-pounder who put on a great show knocking out Jimmy Johnson in a preliminary to the recent Perry-Hanbury bout, is fighting Shamus O’Brien. Shamus, if he can live up to that fine Irish handle, may give Corbett a real workout. Junior Murray is meeting Freddie Russo, and Eddie Davis is up against Gordon Styles in a four-round cur tain raiser. First bout at 8:45. Perry's Eye, Injured In Cummings' K. 0. Held Not Serious Promoter Goldie Ahearn is breath ing easier today. Only injury Aaron Perry nurses after his five-round TKO victory over Taffy Cummings in New York's St. Nicholas Arena last night is a slight cut over the right eye. Veteran Manager Harry Garsh, who has patched up a num ber of torn faces in his time, doesn’t anticipate any difficulty in getting the kid’s eye healed in time for Goldie's first big outdoor boxing show starring Perry and Hammerin’ Henry Armstrong on May 22. Last night’s bout at St. Nick’s was stopped by Referee Cavanaugh after 1:43 of the fifth round when the smashing fists of the sensa tional District fighter had so bat tered Cummings that there was no point in allowing the fight to con tinue. Goldie Ahearn has one more fight to worry about before Perry and Armstrong meet in Griffith Stadium. Armstrong is scheduled for a return scrap with Ralph Zannelli in Boston Friday night. Nobody expects the Hammerer to get hurt. Gongaza Downs Devitt For Third Straight Gonzaga's ball team made it three wins in a row yesterday by defeating Devitt, 64. on the Georgetown University diamond. The Purple baseballers did the trick with seven hits and six walks gathered in the third, fifth and seventh innings. G saga. AB. H. °. A. Devitt. AB. H O. A T’credl.lf 4 0 2 0 Griville.lf 4 110 Beatty.rf 3 110 Wac’r.lb 4 2 9 0 Glenn.2b 3 113 S'bury.2b 3 0 2 2 Zanger.ss 4 12 2 Ferry.ss 2 0 13 L’sd’le.lb 3 2 5 0 Sl’hter.cf 2 2 0 0 O’Neill,cf 3 0 3 0 Coombs.b 3 0 0 0 Carroll p 3 12 0 Douglas.c 3 17 0 Atch’n,3b 3 0 11 Book.Sb 2 0 13 Flint,c_ 4 14 1 G'acht.rf 3 0 0 0 Totals 30 7 21 7 Totals 20 6 21 8 Gonzaga . 001 040 1 —8 Devitt 101 000 0—2 Runs—Tancredi (2). Beatty, Glenn. Zanger, Lansdale, Wagner (2). Errors— Carroll i2>, Flint, Greenville. Wagner. Douglas (2). Book (2). Two-base hit— Zanger First base on balls—Off Coombs. 8; off Carroll, 2. Struck out—Bv Coombs. 8. by Carroll, 4. Umpire—Mr. Lewis Ramos, Noisy Venezuelan, Gets Three Hits in Debut as Red By thy Associated Press. CINCINNATI, May 9 —The Cin cinnati Reds are far from sorry they imported one Chuchu Ramos six weeks ago from the tropics of Vene zuela. The front office said today, the fiery 26-year-old rookie rightfielder demonstrated in St. Louis yesterday in his major league debut that he can play ball with the best of ’em by getting three hits in four times at bat from the uncharitable Max Lanier. His teammates expect him any day now to throw away the pocket dictionary of English words and phrases. One of the noisiest and most “talk-'em-up'' bench rooters to oc cupy a Red dugout in years, he de monstrated April 26 his growing mastery of baseballese. Twelve and one-half innings had stretched into a row of gooseeggs for both the Cardinals and the Reds. Two Reds came to bat and were retired. Then Prank McCormick larruped a homer . . . “Dam! No more ballgame!" Screamed Chuchu—and there wasn't as Bucky Walters pocketed a be lated 1-0 victory. In one sense, he's a ballplaying oddity. Lee Allen, the Reds’ statistician extraordinaire, says that except for pitchers, he can recall but two players over the years who threw portside but bat righthanded, as does the Venezuelan. Hal Chase and Johnny Cooney thus handled the ball—and so did Rube Bressler, but he was a pitcher. Minor Leagues By the Associated Press. INTERNATIONAL. Syracuse. 10; Toronto, ft. Only (tame scheduled, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. St, Paul. 11; Louisville. 4 Minneapolis, 6; Indianapolis. 3. Other games postponed, rain SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION. Knoxville, ». Atlanta, 7. Little Rock, 8; Memphis, ft Birmingham, 3; New Orleans. Only games scheduled. EASTERN. Albany, 1 I : Utica, 4 Elmira 7. Wilkes-Barre, ft Hartford, 3 Binghamton. 1. i Scranton, 16: Williamsport. 0 j CALL : j JACK BLANK ADams 8500 j We are urgently in need of cars. Bring I; your car to us at once fora tremendous price. ARCADE PONTIAC ; 1437 I rving St N W * —... i Service Vets Kramer, Mancuso Prove Big Help to Browns By JOHN B. KELLER, Surprise club of the year, the league-leading St. Louis Browns, who will help the Nats usher in Washington’s lamplight schedule to morrow night, are among the first to profit by players honorably dis charged from military service. Their right-hand pitcher. Jack Kramer, was let out by the Navy last summer because of sinusitis and their catcher, Frank Mancuso, has a medical discharge from the Army. Kramer may figure heavily in Manager Luke Sewells plans, since the Browns are apt to lose two or three of their slab veterans to the services shortly. He was out of base ball nearly two years, first in a ship yard job. then in the Navy. This hefty 6-footer has been in the pro game seven years and looked good with the Browns’ San Antonio farm. Could Aid Browns Greatly. Reinstated to the active list after he received his discharge from the Navy last July, the Browns early in August sent him to their Toledo training spot. In not quite two months with the Mudhens he built a record of eight won and two lost. It seems that Kramer could be a great help to the Browns. The 24-year-old Frank Mancuso. brother of the Giants’ Gus, is No. 1 receiver for the St. Louis outfit. He has taken over the work handled so w-ell last year by Frankie Hayes, now with the A’s, and Rick Ferrell, the Nats’ first-stringer. Frank was with the Browns’ San Antonio outfit when he enlisted in 1942. Previously he had played American Legion baseball at his home in Houston, Tex., and was with the Giants’ Jersey City farm for a spell. Sent to Fort Benning, Ga., after he enlisted, he entered an OCS school, from which he was grad uated as a second lieutenant. He then was transferred to the para troops. Hurt in Jump From Plane. In a practice jump from a plane his left foot fouled in the guide lines of his parachute. When he landed he was hospitalized as a fracture case. His leg was not badly hurt at that, but X-rays re vealed he had an abnormal forma tion between two vertebrae. This brought about his medical dis charge and gave him his chance to pick up an important job with the Browns. Early Wynn probably will be pitching for the Nats for two more months, despite his 1-A status in the draft. His West Springfield, Mass., board has been notified in a direc tive from the Capital that he has been deferred for not more than 60 days by the director of Selective Service. While in Boston last week, Wynn asked his board for deferment on the ground that his mother was seriously ill, but the plea then was denied. With Dutch Leonard reporting his back and arm trouble considerably i relieved, the Nats again will have a staff of five starters assured. Mickey Haefner, Roger Wolff and Johnny Niggeling are quite fit to carry along with Wynn and Leonard. George McQuinn, who manages a Falls Church, Va„ movie house when he isn’t first basing for the Browns, i will be honored by his theatrical i associates tomorrow night at the | game. He will be given a War Bond, ! the presentation to be made by Wade Pearson. As many as 20,000 may be on hand j for the inaugural of the night ; schedule. It will be Johnny Nig geling’s weekly pitching turn and he has his arm in good shape for use against his old pals. Eagles Sign Grid Trio, All Safe From War By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, May 9.—The Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League announced today they have signed Johnny Durko, 6-foot 3-inch, 235-pound end, who was rated by Coach Neal Harris as the best pass receiver he ever han dled when he played for Albright College. He is 4-F in the draft. The Eagles also said they had signed John Yovicsin, former Gettysburg College end, also 4-F, and Dusan Maronic, ex-high school player at Steelton, Pa., who has a medical discharge from the Army. Maronic is a guard. Hurls No-Hitter for Title CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. May 9 (TP).—Phil Thom, a Baylor School senior, pitched a no-hit, seven inning game, fanned five and batted in three runs to lead his team to a 4-to-l win over Chattanooga City High yesterday for the city cham pionship. ! —— ' ' ' "■ .. ■■■■ I I II. « It Is Pensive Against the Field Of 9 or 10. Is Preakness Dooe By DONALD SANDERS, Associated Press Sports Writer. BALTIMORE, May 9.—Saturday’s 54th running of the Preakness Stakes shaped up today as an effort by 9 or 10 colts to knock Calumet Farm’s Pensive off the pinnacle he attained three days ago when he whipped 15 3-year-olds in the richest of all Kentucky Derbies. Barring mishaps in shipping or I late training, it appeared that all six of the Preakness eligibles who started at Churchill Downs would go in the mile-and-three-sixteenths second leg of the triple crown, and that four or more others would seek | the $50.000-added purse. A. C. Ernst's Alorter arrived in Baltimore yesterday, and Pensive, Gramps Image, Gay Bit, Skytracer and Stir Up, Derby favorite which finished third, were scheduled to show up today. Six colts were named for today's Survivor Stakes, final Pimlico test for the Preakness, but only two of jthem were eligible for the run for the black-eyed susans. They were W. L. Brann’s Picotee regarded as a probable starter if he performs satisfactorily today, and Hal Price Headley’s Megogo. whose Preakness chances were extremely slim. ■ Other non-Derby colt* being pointed for an attempt to stymie Pensive's triple-crown aspirations were Platter, the George D. Widener son of Pilate, which won more money as a juvenile than any of tha other probables; Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' Stymie, second to Stir Up in the Wood Memorial, and Mrs. Don I old H. Peters' Bull Dandy, who ran seventh in that same pre-Derby race. With the big race still four days away, there was little doubt that Pensive would be the crowd’s choice to win a second Preakness for Own er Warren Wright and Trainer Ben ; A. Jones, who captured their first with Whirlaway in 1941. Despite Stir Up’s disappointing third, however, there was consider able talk around Pimlico that he might show to better advantage in the Preakness. which is l-16th of a mile shorter than the bluegrass classic. He trailed by only a head at the top of the Derby stretch and still was in the thick of things when Pensive charged from the pack to take the big prize. Ten starters would make this Preakness—as was the Derby—the richest in its long history, and worth slightly ovA- $60,000, the 1938 record ! purse won by Victorian. Ellen's .476 Far Best In Majors; Walker Takes N. L. Lead By the Associated Presi. NEW YORK, May 9.—Nick Etten of the New York Yankees added nine points to his average in clamp ing a stranglehold on the American League batting leadership with a .476 mark during the past week, but Dixie Walker of the Brooklyn Dodgers passed out Stan Musial of the Cardinals in the National League. Although Walker slid off 21 points to .421, he and Etten are the only members of the .400 club which dropped from its roster Danny Lit whiler of the Cards, Howie Schultz of the Dodgers, George Myatt of Washington and Musial. Joe Medwick of New York moved into second place with .381, two points ahead of Musial, who dropped 68 points during the third week of the season. Ken O’Dea of the Cardinals came from way back to go fourth with .367. Myatt’s second-place average of .391 is a discouraging 85 points back of Etten’s, but plenty good enough to give him a substantial lead over Bob Swift of Detroit, who is hit ting .371. Each of the three Ameri can leaders retained last week’s standings. Lou Boudreau of the Indians moved up a notch to fourth j with .364 and Gil Torres, Wash ington's Cuban third baseman, sky rocketed into a fifth-place tie with teammate Rick Ferrell at .333. Ten leaders in each league (based on 30 or more times at bat): AMERICAN LEAGUE. Player. Club. O. AB. R Etten. New York _ 13 42 f Myatt. Washington_15 64 Swift. Detroit _11 36 Boudreau. Cleveland_12 44 Torres, Washington_15 86 Perrell. Washington_14 48 Hall. Philadlephia_15 57 Curtwrlght. Chicago __ 13 39 Savage. New York_13 50 Case, Washington_12 64 NATIONAL Walker. Brooklyn _ Medwick. New York __ Muslal, St. Louis_ O'Dea, St. Louis_ Oalan. Brooklyn Wasdeil, Philadelphia . Adams. Philadelphia _ Schultz, Brooklyn_ Holmes. Boston _ I Lltwhller. St. Louis__ ! Boys' Club Nines Play Six Tilts Tomorrow Six teams in the Boys’ Club League will see action tomorrow with No. 10 meeting No. 12 on the East Ellipse. No. 4 going straight against No. 5 on Anacastia field No. 2 and No. 11 facing Mount Rainier on Anacostda field No. 1. Griffs' Records Batting. a AB. R. H. 2B. 3B. HR. Rbl.Pct. Lefebvre 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 Caruel 31010000 1.000 Butka .1 3 020000 .687 ! Guerra. 48241001 .500 Wolff 4 10 3600 0 0 .500 •Leonard 22010000 500 Myatt 15 64 8 26 2 0 514 is™ Candlnl 5 7 3 3 2 0 0 1 376 Perrell 13 48 3 16 1 0 0 6 .333 I Torres 15 66 8 22 5 1 0 10 .333 Case 12 54 7 16 1 0 0 4 .296 •Spence 15 62 12 17 3 0 5 11 274 SuUl’kn 15 54 10 14 2 0 0 5 .259 •Kuhel_ 15 52 12 13 3 1 1 8 .250 Ortiz 12 49 511 0 1 O 5 224 I Niggel'g 3 9 1 2 0 0 0 1 Powell- 9 35 1 7 0 0 0 2 >200 Wynn - 8 17 010000 .059 • SUrLch 22000000 .000 j Haefner 24000000 .000 • Valdez 11000000 .000 Layne .11000000 .000 j Gomez 10000000 .000 Piteking. G H. BB SO. I P. G.S C,G. W. L. i Wolff 4 26 7 12 24 3 1 2 0 L’nard 21010 7 2010 • Ni gllng 3 21 14 9 30 3 1 1 0 Wynn 5 27 17 8 33 4 3 2 1 H’fner 213 2418 22 1 1 Ullrich- 2 721 45* 0 0 0 0 C'sauel 3 13 4 8 9*> 1 0 1 2 Candinl 5 20 3 2 4 145* 0003 Browns Sure to Gain Flag, Avers Milnar From Army Post By the Associated Pracs. port McClellan, Ala., May 9.—You can put it down as official now, folks—those hustling St. Louis Brownies and not the New York Yankees are going to nail down the American League pennant for 1944. That's the opinion of tall, husky A1 Milnar, a Cleveland pitcher for seven and a half years before the Indians peddled him to the Browns late last season. ‘‘I’ve said all winter the Brownies would win the flag,” chuckled Milnar, now training in a specialist outfit at this Army post. "It’s in the books. The Browns have a good infield—good pitching.” Milnar, who claims his greatest thrill in baseball came in 1939 when he beat Lefty Gomez and the Yankees, 1-0, in 11 innings, chewed on the end of his pipe and began to talk about his baseball future. “I’m Just 30,” he said. "A lot of guys are good in baseball after they’re 30. And I ought to be in the best of condition. I’ve been in a lot of baseball training, but none of it even compared with this condi tioning I’m getting in the Army.” “Before I play any more baseball, of course, I’ve got to help strike out somebody else—the enemy. If I can pitch grenades the way I do base balls, the Nazis are going to streak for home fast.” Milnar laughed when he was asked, “what’s been the matter with Cleveland these past few years?” “Nothing much,” the 6-foot 1-inch hurler replied. "Everybody asks that one. Nothing’s the matter with the Indians. They’ve been in good spirit since that 1940 rift. TTiey Just can't seem to win. Why? I don’t know— nobody else does. It's nothing you can put your finger cm—Just one of those things.” G. U. Prep Runs Streak To Three at Landon Georgetown Prep added the third victory to its winning streak by de feating Landon, 9-4, yesterday on the latter’s diamond. Jack Wilts, making his first appearance on the mound for the winners, allowed nine hits. S,r«» AB H O A. Landon. AB.H.O A. CH r'U.s* 2 112 Streett.sa 4 110 Hansen.ef 3 2 0 0 rnest,lb 4 14 0 Eckert.e_ 3 2 9 1 8'paon.2b 4 2 13 Beyer,rf_ 3 10 0 Leach'n.p 4 2 2 1 O'D'l.lb 4 18 0 Drown'r.c 4 19 0 S’mate.lf 4 0 0 0 Ruhl.if 3 0 2 0 O'H'ra.Sb 2 0 10 Qeo'ge.Sb 2 112 J.ITU.2b. 4 0 4 4 SArnold.cf 3 0 0 0 Wills,p _ 3 0 0 3 Wilson,rf 3 1110 Total* 28 ~7 21 10 Totali-31 ~9 21 18 Georgetown Prep _ 002 008 2—9 Landon_101 011 0—4 Run*—C. Harrell. Hansen (2>. Eckert (2). Beyer (2), O'Donnell. Shumate. O'Hara. Earnest. Simpson, Drowner. Er rors—Simpson t2>. Leachman, Drowner, George. Eckert i2>, O’Hara. Two-baa* hits—Eckert, O’Donnell. Hansen. 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