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w in, Lose or Draw
Gans Was Born 50 Years Too Soon
Estimates on the gate for the Bee Bee Washington-Aaron Perry
fight scheduled for next Monday at Griffith Stadium continue to run
as high as $75,000, with a $50,000 gross take more likely. But even
$50,000 is a lot of money for a pair of young fighters to draw.
Francis E. Stann.
in the old days it was said that two colored
fighters couldn't draw. Washington vs. Perry not
only will draw, 'out the match is almost certain to
establish a new all-time high for two local boys.
It used to be maintained with considerable
reason, that a colored boxer could make more
money acting as a sparring partner for a white
fighter than going on his own. Or by diving into
the tank. Yet despite the undeniable hardships of
the colored boxers in bygone years the heritage
of the colored race in boxing has been bountiful,
indeed. It is doubtful if, in examining the na
tionality-descents of various fighters, there will be
any group that produced more champions than the
colored race.
As far back as 1810 there lyas Tom Molineaux,
a Georgetown slave who reigned as American
heavyweight champion and finally was beaten bv
lorn Cribb ol England m that year. In 1805, before he was champion,
Cribb knocked out a Bill Richmond, another colored man, in 1 hour
and 30 minutes. Richmond probably was America’s first pugilist.
Johnson, Louis, Armstrong Were Notoble Champs
-Two modern world heavyweight champions were colored—Jack
Johnson and Joe Louis. Then there were Battling Siki, John Henry
Lewis, Tiger Flowers, Gorilla Jones, Joe Walcott, Dixie Kid, Young Jack
Thompson, Henry Armstrong, who held three titles: Joe Gans, George
Dixon, Kid Chocolate, Panama A1 Brown and Georgie Pace. All of
these men once wore the purple, and equally as good, or nearly so,
were or are the uncrowned Sam Langford, Harry Wills, John Lester
Johnson, George Godfrey, Sam McVay, Joe Jeanette, Kentucky Rose
bud, Black Bill, Holman Williams, Cocoa Kid and Sugar Ray Robinson.
Old-timers still rate Gans as the top fighter of all time and de
plore the treatment he got in the days before boxing commissions.
Gans was the lightweight champion but, because he was colored, he
was frozen out. Bat Nelson and Britt actually were billed for the title
and only when Gans was a sick man from tuberculosis was he matched
with Nelson. Then they met in Goldfield, Nev., in 1906. Nelson, the
challenger, got $23,000; Gans, the champion, $11,000.
Gans, who weighed 133 pounds, fought welterweights and even
heavyweights like Langford, who scaled 185. He w-as born 50 years or
so too soon.
Perry Dropping Down, Bee Bee Moving Up
Neither Perry nor Washington is another Gans. Neither can even
claim to be the best fighter at the weight produced in the District. But
they came along at the same time, they benefited by a year-long highly
controversial buildup and next Monday they’ll attract the biggest local
gate ever drawn here by two local boys, colored or white.
Perry, the sharper hitter, has been in the ring with tougher boys
than Washington, who has the better won-and-lost record. Whether
his handlers were wise in sending Perry against Armstrong a couple of
years ago, when he was only 18 and just starting out, long has been a
source of conjecture. Perry took a bad beating, one which might have
ended his career as the career of Steve Mamakos was finished a few
years ago. His induction in the Army may have saved Perry. In
khaki, he was comparatively safe from overmatching.
Washington is more of aplugger than Perry. He is rated the better
boxer, but he lacks a finishing punch. But he hasn't been overmatched
so far. either. Whether that's good or bad remains to be seen. Perry
actually is dropping down a notch, as they say at the hoss track, and
Washington is moving into faster company. Until the bell it’s like
guessing how high is up.
Metro Military Nines
Swing Into Season i
In Four Games
Another of the District's seven
All-American Amateur Baseball As
sociation leagues swings into action
today at 5:15 when the Metro Mili
tary loop stages its inaugural, with
four games carded.
Bolling Field’s nine visits Fort
Myer, Fort Belvoir plays at Andrews
Field, Fort Meade goes to Army War
College and Marine Corps Institute
meets Anacostia Naval Air Station
at Bolling Field. Service bands will
provide music and the commander
of the host post will toss out the
first ball.
In yesterday’s Recreation Depart
ment loop action, Ida’s shut out1
Naval Research Laboratory, 2-0, in
a Blue League game on the East
Ellipse and in Red League play, on j
the South Ellipse, Maritime Com
mission blanked Communications I
Annex, 3-0.
Departmental League play saw j
Oxon Hill and the Twelfth Precinct j
Police nines struggle to a 2-2 seven- |
Inning tie on the Ellipse.
Thomas Leads as Wilson
Routs Friends Netmen
Gerry Thomas. Wilson High tennis
team captain, who was runnerup to
Gil Bogley in last week’s Friends
School tournament, led the Green
Tigers to an easy 8-1 victory over
Friends netmen yesterday on the
losers' courts.
Singles—Thomas <W.> defeated Dean,
ft—0. 6—3: B. Walker (F.) defeated Bar
ker. .‘>—fi. 7—5. ft—4 Edelschein (W.)
defeated S. Walker. 8—ft. 5—7, ft—4 : Ad
dison (W.i defeated ODpenheim, ft—
ft—l; Lyndall <W.) defeated Peyser. 7—5,
ft—ft; Randolph tW.) defeated Vest, 6—1,
Doubles—Thomas and Addison <W.» de
feated S. Walker and Dean, ft—:l. ft—4:
Barker and Edelschein (W.) defeated
Peyser and B. Walker, ft—0, ft—1; Lyndall
and Randolph (W.) defeated Oppenheim
and Vest, ft—3. ft—0. _
League Statistics
Results Yesterday.
Detroit. 6; Chicago, 5.
St. Louis. 2—3; Cleveland, S—0.
Only games scheduled.
Standing of the Clubs.
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Games Today (EST). Games Tomorrow.
Wash, at Det., 3:00. Wash, at Det., 3:00.
N Y at St. L,. 2:307 Bost. at Chi.
Bost. at Chi., 1:30. N. Y. at St. L.
Phila. at Clev., 3:00. Phila. at Cleve.
Results Yesterday.
Boston. 7: New York, G.
Brooklyn, ti: Philadelphia, 3.
Only games scheduled.
Standing of the Clubs.
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Games Today IEST.) Games Tomorrow.
Cin. at N. Y., 7:45. Peh at Bost.
St. L. at Bkl., 2:30. St. L. at Bklyn.
Chi. at Phila.. 7:45. Cinci. at N. Y.
Peh. at Bost.. 7:30. Chi, at Phila.
Sommer's Camera Exchange
Gallaudef, American
Men Shine in Meet
Won by Hopkins
Special Dispatch to The Star
BALTIMORE, Md., May 14.—
Neither Gallaudet nor American
University is strong enough to take
the Mason-Dixon Conference track
crown this year, but in Bill Schu
macher and Tony Nencioni, respec
tively, each has a potential indi
vidual title-winner in the champion
ship meet coming up next week.
Nencioni captured the 220, broad
jump and placed second to Andrioti
in the century to tie for high scoring
honors yesterday as Johns Hopkins
romped off with a quadrangular
meet. The Blue Jays piled up 78
points to 50for Gallaudet and 22'i
for American U. Loyola picked up
three to avoid a whitewash.
Bill Jimeson of Hopkins scored 15
points to share the honors with
Nencioni capturing the 440 and low
hurdles and finishing second in the
high hurdles. Schumcher won the
pole vault, was third in the discus
and second in the high jump. Ruge,
in the javelin, and Hines, in the 2
mile run, accounted for Gallaudet’s
other first places.
1 mile—Trachsel (J. H.l, Hines (G 1,
Hoffman (A. U.l, Geyer (A. U.l. Time,
4 1.
440-yard dash—Jimeson (J. H.i. Genner
<J. H.l, Irwin (J. H.), Stanley (G.) Time.
100-yard dash—Andriotis (J. H 1, Nen
cioni (A. U>. Rosenthal (J. H.i, Mog
hatader (J. H.l, Time, 0:10.4.
Discus—Lassahn (J. H.i, Leitson (G.I,
Schumacher (G.i. Fogarty (J. H.i. Dis
tance. Ill feet 11*4 inches.
Javelin—Ruge (G.I. Bros (G.I. Bronc
shas (L.l, Flynn (J. H.l. Distance, 154
880-yard run—Glenner (J. H.l, Rubis
(G.i. Stanley (G.I, Geyer (A. U.l. Time,
2:04 4.
220-yard dash—Nencioni (A. U.l. Irwin
(J. H.l. Rosenthal (J. H I, Kleberg (G.i.
Time. 0:2.'!.1.
. 120-yard high hurdles—Miller (J. H.l,
Jimeson (J. H.l, Massey (G.I, Cuscaden
(G.I. Time. 0:17.1.
2 miles—Hines (G.I, Hoffman (A. U.l,
Price (G.I. Bird (L.l. Time, 11:01.1.
High jump—Huether (J. H.l, Schu
macher (G.I, tie for third between Ruge
and Collins (G.I. Height, 5 feet 7 inches.
Pole vault—Schumacher (G.I. tie for
second between Dorr (J. H.i and Bethel
(A. U.l. tie for fourth between Schu
macher (J. H.l and Sladek (G.i. Height.
10 feet.
220-yard low hurdles—-Jimeson (J. H.l,
Miller (J. H.l, Schumacher (G.i. Ruge (G.I
Time. 0:20.6.
Broad jump—Nencioni (A. U.l. Massey
(G.I. Miller (J. H.l. Irwin (J. H.) Dis
tance. 21 feet 344 inches.
Shot put—White (J. H.l. Bulkerian
(J. H.l, Fogarty (J. H.l. Lassahn (J. H.l.
Distance, 36 feet 10 inches.
Barney Rejoins Dodgers
After 3 Years' Service
BROOKLYN, May 14.—Rex Bar
ney, 22-year-old fireball pitcher, has
rejoined the Dodgers after three
years in the service.
He is a native of Omaha and is
rated as one of the best Dodger
prospects. He won two and lost two
with the club in 1943.
Invaders Win at Soccer
NEW YORK, May 14 (^.—Mem
bers of the Liverpool soccer team,
opened an international tour by
downing the New York All-Stars,
3 to 1.
Schoolboys Pitch
Two No-Hit Tilts
Two no-hitters were recorded
in schoolboy baseball yesterday
w'hen Tommy Hunt of Immacu
late Conception twirled a perfecto
to defeat St. Joseph, 13-1, at
Fairlawn and Doug Stone of
Friends junior nine held Long
fellow Junior High hitless to win
an 8-1 decision on the losers’
The only run scored against
Hunt came on four straight
w'alks, while the tally that marred
Stone's effort was due to an in
field miscue.
Baseball on Way to All-Time Attendance Record
New East-West Series
To Send Early Season
Gate Over 3,000,000
By Jack Hand
Associated Press Sports Writer
Big league attendance will zoom
over the 3,000,000 mark on the way
to an all-time high today as the
sizzling Boston Red Sox open their
first Western tour and the puzzling
St. Louis Cardinals come East to
wrestle with the first-place Brook
lyn Dodgers.
When 10,951,502 paid to see the
1945 games, many believed the mark
would stand as a record for years
to come. Now, a month after the
start of the 24-week season, the
New York Yankees, Red Sox, Phila
delphia Athletics and Cincinnati
Reds have drawn about half as
much as they did all last year.
The Yanks, with 578,940 as a
starter, are regarded a cinch to
smash the major league standard
the Chicago Cubs hung up in 1929
when they played before 1,485,766
at Wrigley Field.
Detroit is beginning to catch fire
as the Tigers flash the form that
led them to a pennant and World
iSeries triumph last fall. Although
! the Bengals have been away from
: home most of the season, their
■Briggs Stadium turnstile counts are
marching along with 1945 figures.
Trip Big Test for Red Sox.
Steve O’Neill’s champs, who rolled
to their eighth straight yesterday,
greet Washington, Philadelphia,
Boston and New York, in order, on
their first protracted home stand.
Although all Eastern teams of
the American League will be west
of the Alleghenies and all Western
teams of the National will be on
the Atlantic seaboard, the spotlight
will be centered on the Red Sox
and Cardinals.
As Boston rocketed through the
East to win 22 of its 26 starts the
experts delayed final judgment on
the team pending its first Western
tour. The Sox open in Chicago to
day and won’t be back in Fenway
Park until May 25, when they en
gage the Yanks. So far they haven't
lost a game to a Western team.
Detroit, only a game back of the
second-place Yankees, expects to
close in on the Red Sox during its
long home stay. The team is be
ginning to click and the pitching
staff is rounding into shape.
Although Hal Newhouser was
knocked from the box for the first
time this season, the Tigers picked
up six easy runs in a wuld second
inning to gain a 6-5 edge over Chi
cago. Six walks, an error, an out
field fly and a bunt single pro
duced the big bundle.
Browns, Tribe Split Bill.
While the Yanks were flying to
St. Louis on the first of a series of
plane hops, the Browns were split
ting a double-header at Cleveland.
Red Embree turned back St. Louis
with five blows in the opener, knock
ing in three runs of the Tribe’s 9-2
margin. A1 Milnar, making his first
start, shut out Cleveland, 3-0, with
six hits in the second tilt, although
the losers pulled a triple-play in the
second inning.
All the Eastern teams in the
American and the four Western
clubs in the National were idle,
jumping across country for the sec
ond intersectional series.
Brooklyn warmed up for the Car
dinals by hanging another one on
the Phillies’ chin, 6-3, coming from
behind to do it. Pete Reiser stole
home for the third time this season
as the Phil defense crumbled behind
Oscar Judd and Dick Mauney to
help Ed Head pick up win No. 2. It
was the ninth straight Dodger
triumph in the friendly surround
ings of Ebbets Field, stretching their
lead to two full games over the run
nerup Redbirds, who come to town
Boston spurted with four in the
ninth to shade the New York Giants,
7-6, giving Reliefer Earl Reid his
first big league victory at Mike Bud
nick's expense. Budnick, who re
placed Hal Schumacher in the ninth,
actually lost his own game when he
dropped a throw from Second Base
man Buddy Blattner that allowed
the tying and winning runs to score
G. W. Golfers Seeking
Their Sixth Victory
George Washington's once-beaten
golf team, 6—0 victor over Washing
ton and Lee yesterday at Columbia,
is regretting its move of jumping to
a six-man team against Virginia last
week in its only loss.
The four local boys give the Colo
nials a good four-man club, but they
are considerably weaker as a six
man team, as in their 5-4 loss to
G. W. will be after its sixth victory
today in a match with Johns Hop
kins, a previous victim, in Baltimore.
Brownrigg was low scorer against
the Generals with a three-over par
Yesterday's results:
Browning IG. W> defeated Harper, 3
and 2: Myers <G. W> defeated Stevens, 4
and 3; best ball, George Washington, 6
and 4.
Wortman fG. W.l defeated Carr. 3 and
yiss,,(Ci- w•' defeated Keland, 8 and 5;
best ball. George Washington. 4fand 3.
Major Leaders
By the Associated Press
Batting—Pesky. Boston. .394: Wil
liams, Boston, and Vernon, Washing
ton. .387.
Runs—Pesky, Boston, 31; Williams,
Boston, 26.
Runs batte din—Doerr, Boston 29"
Williams. Boston. 25.
Hits—Pesky, Boston. 43; Williams
Boston, 36.
Doubles—Greenburg. Detroit, 1°;
Spence, Washington, in.
Triples—Spence. Washington. *■ Kel
ler, New York, and Edwards, Cleveland,
Home runs—DiMaggio. New York, 6;
Williams. Boston, and Chapman, Phila
delphia. 5.
Stolen bases—Case, Cleveland, 7;
Rlzzuto. New York, 4.
Pitching — Harris. Boston. 6-0,
1.060; Dobson. Boston. 4-0. 1.000.
Batting—Reese. Brooklyn, .390; Mu
sial. St. Louis, .388.
Runs—Ryan, Boston, 22; Hopp, Bos
ton. 18.
Runs batted in—Holmes, Boston. 20:
Mize, New York, 19.
Hits—Musial, St. Louis, 31; Reese,
Brooklyn, 30.
Doubles—Musial. St. Louis, 8;
Schoendinst, St. Louis, Cox, Pittsburgh,
Stanky, Brooklyn, and Ryan. Boston. 6.
Triples—Musial. St. Louis, 3: five
players tied wtlh 2.
Home Runs—Mize, New York. 7;
Hatton. Cincinnati, and McCormick,
Philadelphia, 4.
Stolen bases—Reiser, Brooklyn, 9;
Haas. Cincinnati, 6.
Pitching—Lunier, St. Louis. 4-0,
1.000: Kush, Chicago, and Beggs, Cin
cinnati, 3-0, 1.000.
Penna. train leaves 13:10 p.m.: ar
rive* at track 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time. B. a O. train leave*
11:40 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.
SURE POINT —By Gib Crockett
- MAY 28-JUNE 2
Nats Bank on Prowess at Bat
To Lift Them to Third Place
By Burton Hawkins
Star Staff Correspondent
DETROIT, May 14.—The Nats,
after foundering at the season’s
start, now are one of the American
League’s power teams. They won't
belt for distance with the Red Sox
or Yankees but the Nats don’t suffer
by comparison with tne remainder
of the clubs in the circuit.
Detroit, for instance, hasn’t a .300
hitter in its line-up. The Tigers are
in third place by courtesy of their
pitchers and the Nats envision
themselves tenanting third place if
their own pitching steadies. They
are demonstrating they have the
hitting to make them dangerous.
In 22 games this season, the Nats
have bashed 11 home runs, 14 triples
and 44 doubles. At that pace, Wash
ington would collect 77 home runs,
or 50 more than last year.
Mickey Vernon, who has appeared
in only 16 games and in two of those
on part time duty, leads the Nats in
runs batted in with 16. His .387
batting average comes as a surprise
to Washington fans, who saw him
swat no more than .299 in his best
previous year.
Vernon Deemed Smart Hitter.
“He's a smart hitter,” says Coach
Joe Judge, “because he’s hitting what
they throw up there; not guessing
they’ll pitch a curve and swinging
accordingly. He isn’t trying to pull
hits against fast left-handers, but
he’s giving us many a double down
that left-field line.
“Sometimes a little thing can
make a fine hitter out of a medi
ocre batter,” continued Judge.
“Clark Griffith made a hitter out
of me by scaring me to death right
here in this town. There was a
pitcher named Love, a southpaw,
working for Detroit and he had
been making me look foolish. All he
had to do was start his windup and
I’d start falling away toward first
base. Well, we came in here for a
series and Griff said ‘by sin, you
stand up at that plate today, or j
you go home on the first train out;
"My job was at stake, so I stood
up against Love that day, and dog
goned if I didn't get four for four.
Griff kept me in the majors with
that threat.”
tigers to pitch Lefties.
Sherry Robertson oddly enough is
leading the Nats in home runs with
three, despite his .222 batting aver
age. Seven of his 18 hits this sea
son have been lor extra bases, but
to make Sherry a more consistent
hitter Judge has recommended the
same remedy Griffith forced him
to adopt.
Robertson has thumped across 11
runs for the Nats and Washington
bosses have been unable to make up
their minds concerning him. Just!
about the time they’re ready to
toss in the towel, Sherry pops one
over the fence.
Roger Wolff was to pursue his
third straight victory against the
Tigers, winners of eight straight
games, here today with the left
handed Stubby Overmire slated to
pitch for Detroit. Dutch Leonard
will be pitted against a first-time
starter tomorrow when the Tigers
gamble with Ted Gray, another
lefty and a former local high school
boy who compiled an enviable rec
ord in the Navy after winning 13
and losing 14 with Winston-Salem.
Oliveri Kenwood Meet Threat
After Round Marked by Ace
By Merrell Whittlesey
The Kenwood invitation tourna
ment starting next Tuesday will be
"old home week" for the boys who
dominated amateur golf before the
war years, with Andy Oliveri, the
1939-40 public links champ, latest to
file entry.
The chubby municipal player
knocked a hole in one yesterday on
the 167-yard third on A course at
Rock Creek in a round with Roy
Amick, Bill Sayers and Col. Ewell.
Andy toured A course in 31 strokes,
an indication that he hasn’t lost
too much during his absence from
golf and may be tough to beat at
Entries close Sunday night at 6
at Kenwood. The course will be
open for practice rounds on Monday
and a field that may top the 200
mark will play an 18-hole qualify
ing round Tuesday.
DIVOT DATA—Stewart MacDon
ald has been named manager of
Bannockburn Golf Club, which will
reopen tomorrow as a public course.
J. W. Stobart, lessee of the hilly, 18
hole layout in Glen Echo, said Mac
Donald will double as pro. The
course will remain in play through
1946 and possibly several years
longer, depending upon building
materials available for the new
owners, Group Housing Co-opera
War veteran assistant profes
sionals seeking subsistance allow
ances under the GI Bill of Rights
have been referred by the Veterans’
Administration to their local Boards
of Education for approval of their
trade. Golfing members of the
Spanish and Argentine Embassies
have joined Washington Aviation
The Eastern Shore Open in Ches
tertown. Md., August 4 will be played
for a purse of $1,000. Other addi
tions to the local PGA schedule in
clude a pro-amateur at A1 Jamison’s
Quantico (Va.) club June 24 and a
pro-sportswriters’ tournament ten
tatively set for August 26.
Eddie Stevens, ex-Manor Club pro
and now a salesman for a building
supply company, checked on the
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possibility of regaining his amateur
standing, but learned his five years
plus tenure as a pro made him in
eligible. Bob Barnett, Chevy Chase
pro, attended an executive com
mittee meeting of the National
PGA last week in Chicago. Members
of Anacostia Golf Club will meet
tomorrow night to plan a tourna
ment schedule. Saturday will be a
big day in college golf with the
Eastern Intercollegiates at Annapolis
and the Western Maryland Invita
tion at Westminister. Bill Richard
son, golf writer of the New York
Times, is publishing an Official Golf
Guide which will include past cham
pions, officers and the schedule of
every recognized golf association in
the country. District golfers who
play the public and semipublic
links circuit are raving over the con
dition of the Fairfax Club in nearby
Virginia. Wiffy Cox is keeping close
touch on the Congressional situation
from his present berth in Long Is
land. Don’t forget, entries for the
National Open close Monday at 6
p.m. with the USGA offices in New
Night Softy Loop Seeking
Two Clubs to Fill Roster
Two berths are open in the Night
Softball League with the final or
ganization to be held on Thursday
night at Kavakos Club. Interested
teams may contact Bill Kavakos at
Ludlow 3644.
Already in the loop are Kavakos
Grill, Clifton Liquors, American
Trailways, Mount Rainier, Norman
Paints, Standard Linen, Interna
tional Business Machine, Hayes
A. C. and Fort Meade.
The loop had planned to open
with night play on May 20 at New
York Avenue Stadium, but may be
forced to postpone or shift to after -
noon dates until the dimout is lifted.
Automobile Mechanics
Our facilities are being ex
panded monthly and here is
your opportunity for future
security with a FORD dealer.
Established 30 yrs. Good pay,
plenty of work, pleasant work
ing conditions, ot a convenient
downtown location.
See Mr. Nelaon
1114 Vermont Ave. N.W.
Star Tennis Tourney
To Open on May 28;
Snappy Field Due
By Rod Thomas
Washington's tennis hungry men
and women will have their initial
taste of 1946 competition in the
annual tournament sponsored by
The Star for the city of Washing
ton championships.
May 28 to June 2 is the tourna
ment period chosen by the Sched
ule Committee of the District Ten
nis Association, composed of Austin
Rice, Hugh Lynch, Winfree John
son, Strand Johnsen, Ross Cham
berlin and Bill Shreve, and the
site will be the popular public lay
out at Sixteenih and Kennedy
streets N.W.
Entries will be received by Shreve
at the Tennis Shop, with the dead
line set for May 23. Entries should
be accompanied by the fees of $2
in singles and $1.50 per person in
doubles. There will be no mixed
Rice, the Districts No. 1 ranking
player, again will head the Tour
nament Committee. He predicts
one of the largest and’ classiest
fields in the history of tennis here.
Many of the Capital's best male
performers have returned from
service and many new faces are in
ueiending the mens title will be
Dave Johnsen, and he and Hugh
Lynch will attempt to retain the
doubles crown. Ann Gray, who
won the women's title last year In
a spectacular final with Midge Van
Ryn. is expected to defend it as well
as the women's doubles champion
ship she shares with Mary Belin.
Back from the wars is Barney
Welsh, who has won so many tennis
titles in this section it is doubtful
that he can enumerate them. It
is not certain, however, that Barney
is ready to resume competition. An
other top-flighter back from serv
ice is colorful Buddy Adair, who
may be improved over his prewar
excellence. Anvw-ay the chubby,
hard-hitting young man got, in
some healthy licks of tennis while
in Africa,
Dates for the junior and boy sec
tions of the tournament will be set
Events to follow The Star tourna
ment are the' Hotchkiss Cup
matches, June 14-15; District men's
singles and doubles, June 29-July 7;
public parks men's and women's
singles and doubles, July 13-21;
Middle Atlantic mens singles ana
doubles, August 3-11; recreational
men s and women's singles and dou
bles. Angust 17-25, and Government
men’s and womens singles, Sep
tember 7-15.
Devitt Linkmen Score
Over Blair Team, 5-4
Devitt edged Montgomery Blair,
5-4, yesterday in a golf match at
Indian Spring.
Welsberg (D.) defeated Clarg (B V 4 and
2\,HHss<ilbarth lB> aon by forfeit: best
ball Devitt, 1 up.
Shulr.eberger (D > defeated Lang (B ).
1 “PL Oberheim (D ) defeated Ferguson
;B ). 3 up in 20 holes: best ball, Devitt,
1 up in 20 holes.
Parker (B.l defeated Frye (D ), 7 and
fi: Parader (B.) defeated Proctor (D.l, «
and 5; best ball. Blair, 7 and 6.
Mount Rainier Is Victor
On Annenberg's Hurling
Bob Annenberg hurled a three
hitter and fanned 12 to give Mount
Rainier High a 2-1 victory over
Laurel High on the losers' diamond
Mount Rainier 002 000 0—2' ft' 1
Laurel . _ 300 000 0—3 3 3
Annenberg and Howard; Six and
Vernon, Williams Tie
At .387 for Second
In A. L. Batting
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK, May 14.—Pee Wee
Reese, Brooklyn's flashy shortstop
who never has hit higher than .272
for a major league season, topped
both big leagues with an average of
.411 in figures including Sunday’s
The galloping Red Sox dominated
the American League batting race
with Shortstop Johnny Pesky out
front at .394 and teammate Ted Wil
liams tied for second place with
Washington's Mickey Vernon at .387.
Player. Club. G. A.B. R. H. Pet.
Pesky. Boston __ . 25 109 31 43 .394
Williams. Boston 20 93 20 30 .387
Vernon. Washington.. JO 02 8 24 .387
Lodigiani. Chicago . 18 07 0 25 .373
Di Maggio. Boston _. 21 79 10 29 .307
Stephens. St. Louis 10 02 0 22 .355
Anpling, Chicago _20 7 7 7 20 .338
Keller. New York _. 21 08 10 22 .324
Edwards, Cleveland . 10 59 9 ] 9 .322
Berardir o, St. Louis. 23 3 00 12 32 .320
Reese. Brooklyn _ 21 73 14 30 .411
Musial, St Louis_ 20 80 15 31 .388
Herman. Brooklyn 17 81 13 23 .377
Wyrostek. Phila. _ 20 81 14 30 .370
Cavarretta. Chicago 21 7 2 15 28 .361
Mize. New York 22 Ko J5 28 .350
Waitkus, Chicago 10 03 5 22 .349
Gustine, Pittsburgh 17 58 5 20 .345
Walker. Brooklyn 19 70 15 20 .34".
Hopp, Boston 20 79 21 27 .342
Clarendon Bowls Again
Under Its Own Lights
After several days closed due to
the brownout m nearby Virginia,
Proprietor Eddie Goldberg an
nounces that the Clarendon Bowling
Center again is open both day and
night after installing its own light
ing system.
Other maple plants in Rosslvn.
Colonial Village and Alexandria also
are open to take care of league
schedules and transit rolling during
the hours allotted for the use of
lights which have been cut to a
Gonzaga Busy With Bat,
Blasts St. Anthony
Gonzaga, with a nine-hit attack,
blasted St. Anthony, 12-4, yesterday
on the Turkey Thicket diamond.
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Gonzaga 050 114 OJx—12 9 4
Moyle. Rvan. Carduff and Colbert. Bel
ling and Manon.
Courage of C. U. Nine
Repaid by First Win
Special Dispatch to The Star
After a half dozen consecutive set
backs Catholic University's baseball
team finally had a 7-1 victory over
Washington College on the ledger
today, and there is a moral behind
the story. It’s the old adage of try
ing again and again and again if
at first you don't succeed.
Yesterday there was some talk
around the Cardinal campus about
giving up the game for the season.
The situation seemed as hopeless as
a canary in a cat show. The squad's
only recent showing had been a
4-3 setback by Georgetown, but
other opponents won by box-score
figures. It was reported school of
ficials wouldn't press the matter
if the boys wanted to call it a sea
son. but they had other ideas.
They were determined to finish it
if they lost all the rest.
That spirit paid dividends. Frank
Dement held the Shoremen to four
hits while his mates were pounding
out 11. Three runs in the second
and four in the ninth clinched the
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Washington 000 001 000—1 4 3
Batteries—Dement and Dyer; Derringer
and Somele
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Day, Ex-Oregon Stale
Back, Signed by Tribe
Joe Day, speed specialist who was
rated one of the Pacific Coast’s
flashiest halfbacks in 1943, has
signed with the Redskins and will
report at their Los Angeles training
camp in August, General Manager
Sid Carroll announced today.
Carroll said Day, who starred for
Oregon State, signed after a con
ference with Coach Turk Edwards,
who is vacationing in the North
j west. The player is 5 feet 11 and
! weighs 210 pounds.
Meanwhile, the Redskins regular
West Coast agent, alias George Mar
shall, was en route to California
after spending a few weeks here
following the last National League
meeting. Marshall, however, wnll
return in June for the Tribes
second session of spring training. •
L. F. A.
W.-L. Girls Win Easily
Alyce Bruin's shutout pitching
helped the Washington-Lee High
girls to a 16-0 victory over F’riends
in a softball game yesterday on the
Virginians’ diamond.
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