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Washington, D. C.. TuesdaV, June 18, 1946—A—10 •*
W in, Lose or Draw
By FRANCIS E. STANN
Star Staff •Correspondent
Conn Needs Perfect Fight to Win
NEW YORK. June 18.—Billy Conn's long weeks of training are
behind him and, after boxing 260 rounds in training camp, he's ready
for the test against Joe Louis. In fact, there is a possibility that he
was ready a week or 10 days ago and that he’s overtrained and stale.
No one will know for sure until tomorrow night at
Yankee Stadium. '
•But ax Conn wound up his last major workout
he relieved his supporters by staring flatly that he
trained, from the beginning, for a 15-round fight.
“He has to knock me out to beat me,'' Billy told the
assembled newsmen,” and he can’t knock me out
if he can't nail me.”
This is what his followers have been waiting to
hear. For a week or longer Conn has been slug
ging with his sparmates at Greenwood Lake, N. J.
And he hasn't been impressive in the role of a
hitter. Word was passed that Billy had decided to
slug with Louis—quick death or quick victory. It
sounded and read fantastic, but when Conn fought
that way against his sparmates a certain credence
wax given the theory. ™
Now he suggests it will be Dempsey vs. Tunney Fr»nci« e. sunn,
all over again, after 20 years. Joe, he says, will have to nail him.
"Old man Louis will get tired,” Billy was saying. "I figure if I keep
out of Louis' way for six rounds he’s going to slow down and start
missing.”
Billy's Not Cold Workman Like Tunney
Conn was asked if he would try for a knockout if he got Louis in
trouble, as he did momentarily in the 12th round of their first fight in
1841. "Yes, but I’m not taking any chances until I get him hurt," he
replied. •
How will you know he’s hurt? asked a reporter.
"When I see him on the canvas,” replied Conn.
When he talks this way he gladdens the hearts of fellow Pitts
burghers. But whether he can keep his tempter in the ring and follow
his routine is a horse of another color.
Unlike Gene Tunney, w’ho also is Irish. Billy is not a cold
calculating workman. Billy can’t run off his emotions as could
Tunney. If he sees red, well it’s red he sees—no other color.
But, like Tunney in his winning brawls with Dempsey, the pride
of Pittsburgh will have to wage a pterfect fight to win. Louis is a
very young 32-.vear-old. He is perfectly conditioned, as Tar as can be
determined by watching him in training, and he throws punches as
fast and infinitely harder than Conn.
It may well be that Billy’s big chance lies in the condition of
Louis’ legs. After half-dozen rounds they may begin to weaken If
they do. Conn, by keeping his head, could win a decision or even
knock hirrw out.
A Special Whammy Is on Willie, Yet
It. must be remembered that Conn Is conceding nearly every
physical advantage to the champion. Louis will weigh approximately
30 pounds more. Joe has a longer reach and a harder punch. Louis
is just, as game while, at the same time, less likely to become excited.
Conn is faster on his feet, which hardly outweighs his disad
vantages. Now a tough, 180-p>ounder like Billy is nobody you’d want
to lift so he can watch a parade, but the fact remains that when you
watch Louis and then look at Conn you are impressed by the fact
that Conn is, by comparison, a smaller and weaker man.
Both can take punches. Conn better, perhaps, than Louis, but
on the other hand, there is nobody who can punch as hard as Louis.
The Brown Bomber was put on the floor by Schmeling, Galento and
Braddock, but he always got up, except in the first Schmeling fight.
Then it took six right-hand shots to his jaw by a good puncher to
keep him down. Conn's only knockdown was by Louis.
Anybody picking Conn is picking the outsider, no question about
that. Moreover, he’s picking him in the face of a whammy I put on
Billy as far back as last December 31. I picked him to win in the 7th
round, chiefly because then it didn't seem px>ssible for Louis to get
into the shape he’s in today.
The pick still stands, however. It must, under the rules, which is
a tough break for Conn. A horse named Knockdown still is trying to
figure out what happened to him in the Derby and Preakness. The
explanation is simple: He was carrying at least 291 pounds—his jockey
and me.
Perry's Big Fight Plans Cooked
By Kapilow's Hot Left Hook
Hopes for a title fight this fall
ftnd even plans for several well
paying outdoor fights for Aaron
Perry must hastily be revised.
Bounced back to the minors by
Danny Kapilow’s left hook, Perry I
ranks as just another fighter -who
again must go through a buildup be
fore he can rate another big payday
such as he had last month when he
was the toast of the town after j
chilling Bee Bee Washington.
Kapilow stopped Perry in 1:12 of
the third round before 7.125 cus
tomers at Griffith Stadium last
night, sending him to the canvas for
the fourth time just as Referee Ray
Bowen moved in to halt the one
sided affair. Perry landed only one
good blow during the short engage
ment as the speedy, dodging, coun
terpunching Kapilow completely
outclassed him and hit him at
will from the start.
Left Hook Stops Perry.
Danny outboxed and befuddled
Perry all during the first round, and
in the second slipped a left hook
over Perry's right, connecting with
the head and sending Aaron sprawl
ing for a nine count. Perry got up
and fought back and it appeared;
that Kapilowr had lost him. But in j
the third Perry bounced jauntily
from his corner and ran into an-!
other hook that really ruined him.:
He took only a three-count and
staggered up and into another hook
and dropped for nine. He was help
less when he got up and a succes
sion of lefts and rights sagged him
into the ropes and to the floor as
Bowen stopped it.
In his dressing room after the
fight, Kapilow wasn’t even breathing
hard from his short outing. "He hit
me only one good punch,” said
Danny. "When he got up in the
second round I thought I had him
and took a chance, but he tagged
me with a right and I lost him. I
came back in the third to fight my
regular fight and it was the left
hook that got him. I just followed
up with a right.”
In an adjoining room, the glum
Perrv unhappily admitted “I made
a mistake—I dropped my right.”
Good, But Expensive Lesson.
His manager. Harry Garsh. an
alyzed the fight as a good, although
expensive, lesson. “He learned a lot:
he's gotta keep that right up. Anri
he learned he can t be overconfident
and cocker even against four-round j
preliminary boys, and that Kapilowr
is no prelim boy. Perry was over- j
: confident. He thought he could take,
j anything Kapilow had and stop him*
at any time and he walked into it."
Two other knockouts supported
! the main go. Smuggy Hersey of
; Washington stopped Georgie Wil
liams of Baltimore in 2:35 of the
first in a scheduled six-round mid
dleweight bout and A1 Edwards
chilled Red Jeter in 1:36 of the fourth
round of a heavyweight match. In
other bouts, Rupert Bradshears,
Washington lightweight, won over
Preston Henderson, also Washing
ton, in four, and Major Jones. New
York welter, decisioned Don Lem os,j
Los Angeles, in six.
Louis Confident, But Doubts Quick K.O. of Conn
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Champ Is Impressive
In Drill; Challenger
Moves Into City
By Gayle Talbot
Aiisciatcd PrMi SpcrH Writpf
NEW YORK, June 18.—The long
weeks of sweaty, monotonous train
ing behind them, Heavyweight
Champion Joe Louis and his collar
ad challenger, Billy Conn of Pitts
burgh, took final light workouts to
day, just sufficient to keep their red
corpuscles stirring.
Both concluded their boxing yes
terday, the big Negro stepping four
rounds against his sparmates and
Conn dancing through a final two.
If utter confidence means anything,
each of them should score a smash
ing victory tomorrow night before
the first crowd of $100 ticket buyers
in the history of prize fighting.
The two former soldiers, who
made a sensational scrap in their
other meeting five summers ago.
will see each other once before they
square off under the lights at Yan
xee Stadium.—when they appear at
Madison Square Garden tomorrow
morning for the official weigh-in.
Prospects are that Conn, the 28
vear-old former light-heavyweight
king, will balance the bar at around
182 pounds. Louis is expected to
weigh around 206 or 208.
Joe About Desired Weight.
It might be significant that Louis,
before he began training for the
22d defense of his crown, chase 208
as the weight to which he expected
to scale himself down. One hun
dred and forty-four rounds of box
ing and 466 miles of road work
after he began his grind, the big I
champion is precisely where he
wanted to be.
Conn and his entourage broke i
their New Jersey camp last night j
and Billy Came into the city to>
stay in a friend's apartment until!
the fight. He planned a light work
out in a downtown gymnasium to- j
day. Louis expected to remain at
Pompton Lakes until just before
the weigh-in.
Among those who watched Louis (
finish his boxing were his former j
wife, Marva Trotter Louis, and their
3-year-old daughter Jacqueline,
from Chicago. There have been
persistent reports there might be a
reconciliation after the big fight,
but neither will confirm it. Marva
is reliably said to be cut in for 25
per cent of Joe's end of tomorrow
night's purse as part of their divorce
settlement. Those on hand saw an
impressive Joe Louis. Seemingly
almost light-hearted, the champion
danced around and jabbed his part
ners as though he might have been
copying Conn.
Louis General Favorite.
Sitting around his dressing room
beforehand, during the long ritual
of having his hands bandaged, Louis
was a model of compasure as ques- i
tions were shot at him.
"All I can say is I'm going in
there throwing punches." he said.1
"No. I don't think I'll win a first
round knockout. I don’t think I
could do it. But I think I'll win." j
There was no reported change in i
:the betting odds, although up in!
i Harlem they were laying even
| money that Louis would win by a
[knockout. Something like four out;
.of every five of the sports writers
I flocking into town were plumping
for the champion to put Billy to
sleep quicker than he did in '41,
that is, under 13 rounds.
Promoter Mike Jacobs has had
little to say about the probable gate
since he estimated a week ago that
$1,800,000 was in the till.
The $100 seats have sold in a big
way, as have also the $10 long
distance numbers and the $20 va-J
riety, but the $30 and $50 paste
boards are understood to have
moved slowly. Pew think now that
the bout will gross $3,000,000, or even
crack the $2,658,660 record set for
i the second Tunney-Dempsey fight
I at Chicago in 1927.
Houghton's Short-Course 68
Takes Hillendale Golf Sweep
A1 Houghton's last two tourna
ments have proved short courses are
the cure for his golfing troubles, j
Early in the season the Prince'
| Georges pro, "Mr. Big" of sectional
: pro golf for a number of years,
had trouble breaking 80. In fact.
| in six competitive rounds over long
courses he was over 80 three times,
had two 79s and a 75.
Last Monday at Indian Spring.
Houghton played a comparatively
short course for the first time this
season. He had 70. Yesterday he
went to Baltimore for a Maryland
State pro-amateur at the drive
and-short-iron Hillendale Club and
had a 6£. two under par, to win the
pro sweepstakes.
As tournament chairman of the
Middle Atlantic PGA. you can bet
Houghton will assign the major
events to short courses in the future.
Only a few Washington players
competed at Hillendale. with Hough
ton’s round the best effort. He
started with a pair of birdies and
tacked on 16 consecutive pars. Bal
timoreans Ralph Beach and Andy
Gibson tied for second in the
sweeps with 70.
An amateur again matched the
best pro score as Spencer Overton
came in with a pair of 34s for a 68
Major League Standings and Schedules
TUESDAY. JUNE 18. 1946. j
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Yesterday's Result
8t. Louis. 7: Boston. 1.
Others not scheduled.
Games Today.
Wash, at Cleveland. 8:30.
New York at Chicago in’*.
Phila. at Detroit <2>.
Boston at St. Louis tn).
Games Tomorrow.
Washington at Cleveland.
Boston at St. Louis (n).
New York at Chicago.
Phila. at Detroit (t).
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Yeiterd*j’« ttnilli.
St. L„ 9—1; Boston, 6—0.
Phila., 7; Pittsburgh, 3.
Others not scheduled.
Gimi Tod«r.
Pittsb'gh at Brooklyn in).
Cinci. at New York <n).
Chicago at Phila. <n>.
Others not scheduled.
Gtnn Tutrrn.
Pittsburgh at Brooklyn.
Cincinnati at New York.
6t. Louis at Boston in).
Chicago at Phila. i2>.
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to win honors in the amateur
sweeps. Bob Harrington of Fred
erick had low net with 75-9, 66.
Two teams tied for first in the pro
team, Jimmy Duke and Johnny
Frederick of Bonnie View . 63, and
Johnny Base and Vince Kennedy,
of Clifton Park, 63
George DifTenbaugh of Kenwood
had a 75 and Walter Bogley of
Prince Georges 80 in the pro sweeps.
DifTenbaugh and Eddie Semmler
of the host club finished in the
money with a best ball 63.
Benefit Match Slated
For Public Linksmen
Professionals Cliff Spencer of East
Potomac and Harry Griesmer ofj
Washington Aviation will meet Earl'
Marcey and Bob Morris, former Dis-j
trict public links champion and!
i unnerup in a benefit exhibition golf |
match next Sunday at Anacostia ■
golf course. The match will start
at 3 o'clock.
This match will help defray ex
penses of local qualifiers to the
National public links championship.
Qualifying rounds will be held on
July 10 at the Mount Pleasant
j course in Baltimore.
Novikoff, Sold to Seattle,
Sees Major Days as Over
PHILADELPHIA, June 18 i/P>.—
Outfielder Lou Novikoff, whose sale
to Seattle was announced by the
Phillies, said he is doubtful if he
will ever play in the majors again.
Novikoff, now 30 years old, was
used mostly as a pinch hitter this
season.
The Phillies have sold Pitcher Ike
Pearson to Seattle.
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FINAL TUNEUPS—Champion Joe Louis adjusting his headgear
just before a closing boxing session at Pompton Lakes, N. J.,
for his title scrap with Billy Conn in New York tomorrow night.
The challenger does a little stunt on the mat at Greenwood,
N. J„ to end his training. They’ll weigh in tomorrow at 11:30
in New York. —AP Wirephotos.
Coan Will Make Grade at Bat
As Nat Regular, Bluege Holds
By Burton Hawkins
Star Staff Correspondent
CLEVELAND, June 18—Gil Coan
will make the grade in the Nats’ out
field and he’ll do all right as a
hitter. The authority for that
statement is Gil Coan, who is talk
ing bravely and convincingly despite
his present ,100 batting average.
“I don't like pinch-hitting,” says.
Gil in a sirupy drawl. ”In the first'
place, I never got much batting
practice because I haven’t been a
regular. Besides, in batting practice1
they never put anything on the ball, i
It’s tough to come off the bench as
a pinch-hitter and face a good
pitcher because he’s showing you
more stuff than you’ve been seeing!
and it upsets your timing. Pinch
hitting is the toughest job in base
ball.”
Coan, who has been used almost
exclusively in pinch-hitting roles,
.suddenly finds himself installed in
the Nats’ lineup as a regular. Man
ager Ossie Bluege has shelved plans
to rush Outfielder Joe Grace into
action and will give Gil a chance,
which is all Coan is requesting.
"I think I’ll hit,” says Coan, quiet
ly confident. “I’m not worried about
my average because if I have one
good day 111 be a .300 hitter, I
caught a couple on the nose against
good pitching on Sunday at Detroit.
They were caught, but that doesn’t
bother me. If I can keep meeting
’em like that they’ll start to drop in
there safe for hits.”
Bluege has an outfield problem in
that Buddy Lewis, Coan and Grace.
Williams Is on Heels
Of Slipping Vernon;
Hopp Nears Walker
By th* Associated Press
NEW YORK, June 18—Mickey
Vernon of Washington and Dixie
Walker of Brooklyn continued to set
the major league batting pace ac
cording to averages based on games
through Sunday but two gentlemen
from Boston—Ted Williams of the
Red Sox and Johnny Hopp of the
Braves—were beginning to make
themselves heard.
Vernon's margin over runnertip
Williams was sliced to 12 points as
Williams moved up 15 degrees to
.360.
Walker gained four points to .370
with Hopp zooming up 13 to a second
place .359 in the National.
Vernon Stephens of the Browns
was hitting .342 and would have!
been in third place if he had been
at bat 125 times. He had hit only
117 times.
AMERICAN* LEAGUE.
Player. Club G AB R H Pet
Vernon. Wash. . 48 IKK SR To :<7:i
William*. Boston 56 200 56 72 ,3io
Di Marsio. Boston 49 176 36 Ho .341
Berardino. 8t. Louia 54 212 26 69 ..!•{«
Keller, New York 55 197 41 64 .315
Pesky. Boston 55 236 50 7ft .3IB
Edwards. Cleveland 42 150 20 46 .307
Applinr. Chicaio 50 190 So 58 .305
Doerr. Boston 56 233 4ft 69 .296
York, Boston 66 214 34 63 .294
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Player. Club G. AB. R. H Pet ;
Walker. Brooklyn 46 189 26 70 .370
Hopp. Boston 42 1S3 30 ftft ,3ft9
Muslal. 81. Louia . 53 209 40 71 .340
Mire. New York S3 200 31 66 .330
Ennis. Philadelphia 40 158 18 52 .339 1
Gustine. Pittlburrh 4fi 168 33 ftft .327
Kurowskl. 8t. Louia 4ft ISO 26 48 .318 1
Reiser. Brooklyn 4ft 149 34 47 ,31ft
Blattner. New York 44 154 26 48 .312
Double Bill Is Listed
In Softball Circuit
American Trailers meet IBM at
8 o'clock and Landover Hills tackles
Pineus Grill at 8:30 o'clock in to
night's softball games at the New
York Avenue Stadium.
Landover was a loser last night
j as Garvin's Grill took an 11-6
! victory. In the other tilts, Mount
Rainier outscored Norman Paints.
: 8-2, and Great Eastern Finance
girls upset Takoma Decorators. 6-4.
In the Recreation League, Mitch
I ell's Gift Palace girls topped OPA,
13-8, for their fifth win in six games.
Nine Seeks Sunday Game*
Shaffer Flowers baseball team is
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Cook at Franklin 1791. _
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the last named recently obtained
from the Browns in a deal that
sent Jeff Heath to St. Louis, all are
unfamiliar with left field. Coan
played right field in the Southern
Association, Lewis hasn't played
left field and neither has Grace.
Ossie hasn't made«up his mind
about it, but at the moment he’s
leaning toward installing Lewis in
left and inserting Coan in right.
"I'd like Gil to get the best of it in
his effort to make the grade,” says
Bluege. "Since Buddy is a more
experienced outfielder I’ll probably
put him in left and use Coan in
right, where he's more familiar with
the angles.”
Looms as Star Base Stealer.
"That may seem to be a minor
thing." said Coach Clyde Milan,
"but it isn't. You'd think a fellow
who can play one outfield post
could shift to another easily, but
it, doesn't happen. I know' when I
shifted to right field after playing
center field for years that I was
j confused and found myself making
shoe-string catches of balls I should
have been under easily. Those
drives come at different angles.”
"Anyway,” continued Bluege,
“Coan is going to get his chance.
I like his spirit and I believe he ll
hit. He may make an occasional
mistake in the outfield, but he'll
make ’em trying and you can for
give those kind of errors. His speed
and hustle pep up the club.”
"I’ll run .300,” Coan was telling
Milan yesterday and Gil may be
correct. Hes the fastest man in the
majors and when he learns more of
pitchers’ styles he'll be stealing fre
quently. He isn't calculated to be a
stealing sensation this season, but
if he remains in the lineup he's a
cinch to wrest thieving laurels from
George Case and Snuffy Stirnweiss
next year.
Judge Feels Gil Will Hit.
There has been an Inclination by
some Nats to belittle Coans .372
hitting with Chattanooga last season.
Hitting in a wartime Class A league1
is equivalent to batting in a peace-1
time Class B circuit, some say, but1
the predominant feeling is that .372
hitting is nice nudging, even if it s
with the Rinky Dink A. C. in sand
lot circles.
"He’ll hit,” says Coach Joe Judge,
who doesn't hand out praise indis
criminately. "Gil could use a strong
er throwing arm. but don't worry
about that boy hitting. He'll do all
j right.”
Buck Newson. victim of a 1-0, 10
; inning defeat by the Browns in his
1 last start after dealing the White
Sox a 2-hitter in his 1946 debut as
a Nat, will face the Indians here
i tonight as the Nats launch a 3-game
series with immediate ambition of
, wedging into third place.
Victors over Cleveland in six of
eight games, the Nats aren't dis
; turbed by information that Bob Fel-|
ler won't get into action against
I them. Bob twice has beaten Wash
ington for Cleveland's only tri
umphs, striking out 14 on each oc
casion.
Cross Drives Tonight
In Midget Auto Meet
Art Cross, grand slam winner at
the West Lanham. Md., Speedway!
two weeks ago, will be back in full
stride tonight when he competes!
j on the seven-event midget auto
racing program set for 8:30 o'clock.!
Cross set a terrifflc pace at Lan- j
ham last June 4 when he not only!
crossed the line first in trial and
semifinal competition, but also took
top honors in the 25-lap feature
event.
I Cross again will pilot his power
I ful Ford V-8 and will be opposed
1 by two other feature winners and
Ford drivers in Johnny Jars and
George Fonder. Dutch Schaffer,
the daring New England champion,
also will be back with his English
cycle-powered mount, along with
such other name pilots as Mike
! Joseph, Len Duncan. Charley Bres
' ltn and Jimmv Forte.
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'Cloudy Conditions'
Seen at Bout Time
By th« Associated Press
NEW YORK, June 18.—Ben
Jamin Parry, chief of the New
York Weather Bureau, predicted
occasional rain tomorrow dur
ing the day and ‘‘cloudy condi
tions" in the evening at the time
of the Joe Louis-Billy Cqnn
heavyweight fight in New York
Yankee Stadium.
The temperature will be in the
"cool” category, with a northeast
wind of 19 to 24 miles an hour.
Half-Season Playoffs
Head Schedules for
Sandlof Leagues
Playoffs for first-half champion
ships head the sandlot baseball
slate this week. Cameo Furniture
and Naiman Photo were to meet
today in the Industrial League play
off. while on Thursday the Union
Printers come back against Oxon
Hill in the Departmental League
series.
Cameo moved Into a first-place
tie with Naiman by winning ves
terdav, 13-4, on the Ellipse, getting
12 hits and enjoying a big second
inning that produced seven runs.
Frank Watt was the winning
pitcher with slugging honors going
to Buddy Harris, who drove in five
runs with a homer and triple.
Oxon Hill opened the Depart
mental League playoff by edging
the Printers, 6-5, yesterday, also on
the Ellipse. A win in Thursday's
repeat game would clinch first-half
honors for Oxon Hill.
The National City Junior League
produced a no-hit game yesterday,
with Tex Jones the hurler, as Ta
koma Motors downed Fairfax Phar
macy, 7-1. This was the third no
hitter for Jones this spring, he hav
ing twirled two for Coolidge Highs
baseball champions. Three walks
i and a wild pitch cost him a shutout
; as he fanned 15 batters.
Three Recreation League games
were played yesterday. Yellow Cab
nosed out Washington Gas Co., 8-7:
FBI swamped Quarters D, 15-3, and
Communications Annex scored over
1 Village Motors. 6-3.
Grid Giants Sign Three,
One a Noncollegian
ft/ the Associated Press
NEW YORK. June 18 —A football
player who never wore a college
uniform and a pair of collegiate
heroes have been signed by the
Giants of the National League.
Walter Messemer of Plainfield. N.
J., a 225-pound tackle, was the only
non-college participant in the 1944
East-West charity game, represent
ing March Field.
Don McCafferty, formerly an
Ohio State tackle* and John
iWhitevi Lee. formerly a guard at
Norwich, are the others.
Lindskog Leaves Coast.
For Job at Maryland
ft/ the Associated Press
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 18.—A
triple vacancy sign hangs out on
Coach Marchie Schwartz's Stanford
football coaching staff. There were
| three assistant coaching jobs to fill
because:
Pete Kmetovic quit to sign with
the Philadelphia Eagles.
Chuck Taylor left to join the
; Miami Seahawks.
Vic Lindskog departed to serve
as assistant under Coach Clark
Shaughnessy at Maryland.
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Belle Haven Golf Team
Is Driving for Lead
In Women's Circuit
With the pace-setting Manor Club
team host to the next matches in
the District Women's Golf Associa
tion team series July 8, the second
place Belle Haven team will have
an opportunity to take over the lead,
with only two matches to play. As
an odd number of teams compete,
the hosts draw a bye, and Belle
Haven has drawn its bye match.
Manor leads by 5'i points, which
means Belle Haven needs 51? out
of a possible 9 to tie the series, or
can take the lead by winning more
than that amount. The first and
second place teams won in yester
day's play at Woodmont, Manor
defeating Chevy Chase, 8-3, while
Belle Haven picked up a point by
winning, 7-2, over Columbia, using
its high handicaps to advantage.
Manor's first bracket of Mrs. W
R. Stokes and Mrs. John R. Daily
i lost its first match of the season
as Mrs. Hugh Nicolson and Mrs
Landra Platt won 2 points to 1.
in other matches yesterday In
dian Spring defeated Congressional
6—3; Washington topped Kenwood
6—3, and Army Navy deadlocked
Prince Georges, 4’i—4!j.
Only three matches remain on the
schedule—July 8 at Manor, July 11
at Chevy phase and July 15 at Con
gressional.
P?5. PtS
•Manor 4* Columbia 28
Belle Haven 421 * Prince Georges 26
'Chevy Chase 41 •Congressional 24>j
Indian Spring M? Army Navy 24
Kenwood MM Wooomont _ 24
Washington M2
•Played eight matches to 7 for othei
teams.
Major Leaders
Ky the Associated Press
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Batting—Vernon. Washington. .372;
William*. Boston. .360.
Runs—Williams. Boston, 56; Peaky,
Bo ton. 50.
Runs batted in — Doerr. Boston. 55;
Yilliam*. Boston. 4P.
Hits—Pesky, Boston, 75; Williams.
Boston, 73.
Doubles—-Vernon. Washington, IT;
7ve playerg tied with 15.
Triples — Edwards. Cleveland, 7;
Keller. New York- 5.
Home runs—Williams. Boston. 15:
Keller. New York, and Greenberg. De
troit. 14.
Stolen bases—Case. Cleveland, 13;
Stlrnweiss. New York, 11.
Pitching—Ruffing New York, and
Caldwell. Chicago. 4-0.
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Batting — Walker, Brooklyn, .3T0;
Hopp. Boston. .356.
Runs—Musial. St. Louis, 42; Slaufh
ter. St. Louis. 38.
Runs batted in—Slaughter, 8t. Louis,
46 Walker. Brooklyn. 40.
Hits—Musial. St. Louis, 76; Walker.
Brooklyn. 70.
Doubles—Ennis. Philadelphia. 16;
Holmes. Boston, and Musial. St. Louis.
15
Triple? — Cavarreua. Chicago, and
Musial. St Louis. 5
Home runs—Mize. New York, 11;
four players tied with 7.
Stolen bases—Re»ser, Brooklyn, 12;
Hopp. Boston. 9.
Pitching — Higbe, Brooklyn, 6-0;
Kush. Chicago. 4-o._
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Baseball Guild to Ask
Vote for Bargaining
Agent for Pirates
By th« Associated Pr#n
BOSTON. June 18.—The Ameri
can Baseball Guild soon will peti
tion the Pennsylvania State Labor
Relations Board for an election to
determine a bargaining agent for
the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Robert Murphy, labor relations
director of the guild, announced
this plan of action at the same time
that he said the guild had requested
withdrawal of its unfair labor prac
tice charges against the Pirate
management.
In explanation of his withdrawal
of the charges Murphy said he un
derstood that '•* * • though the
board hiav feel it has jurisdiction
over major league clubs, It does
not have adequate appropriations
to handle all cases coming befote
it.”
Murphy, who maintained that
players on 12 clubs belong to the
gi^ld and that the organization has
a majority on a half dozen teams,
.said he would ‘‘not appeal from the
decision of the NLRB that the
board does not desire at this time
to hold formal hearings on cases
involving professional baseball
clubs.”
The guild director, who supported
the Pirate players recently when
they voted to strike and then
, changed their minds, was confident
an election would be ordered soon,
and that it would turn out favorably
i for the guild.
Brooks Again Captains
Track, Soccer at BMI
Special Dispatch to Th« Star
BORDENTOWN, N. J., June 18 —
Cadet Corpl. Richard A. C. Brooks,
jr., of Chevy Chase, Md., has been
re-elected captain of both the track
and field and soccer teams at Bor
dentown Military Institute.
He Is center-halfback on the soc
cer team and specializes in the 320
and 440 yard dashes and broad juitip
in track and field. During the re
cent season he scored 1764 points
for the track team. His best efforts
I were 22.8 seconds in the 220: 52.8 in
: the 440, and 19 feet 104 inches in
the broad jump.
Nearby High School Boys
On East Virginia Nine
Sy th« AueciaW P'mi
RICHMOND, June 18.—Players
from Washington-Lee High, Episco
pal High, Herndon High and Quan
tico Post School have been invited
! to join the'Eastern Virginia team
which will play a Western Virginis
team in an all-star baseball game
here on June 29.
One boy will be selected after this
game to represent Virginia in a na
tional all-star game in Chicago on
August 10. Among the 59 players in
vited to join the Eastern squad are:
Bobby Ambrogi. Perry Currin Van
Duely, Roger Groettum and Nelson
;Harvey of Washington-Lee: James
Ash well of Herndon High, William
Austin. Wallace Lloyd. Leo Mitchell.
Robert Phillips and Arthur Spicer of
Quantico Post School, and Mark
Glascock and Henry Schacht of
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