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Washington, D. C., Tuesday, July 30, 1946—A—10 * w in, Lose or Draw By FRANCIS E. STANN What's Wrong With a Rating of Umpires? Among the innovations suggested already, by young Bill Veeck, new president of the Cleveland Indians, is the rating of umpires by the major league managers. The purpose would be to keep the arbiters on their toes, with Veeck proposing thaWthe most poorly rated each season be shipped back to the minors, like a ball player who hasn t aeiiverea. What’s wrong with Veeck’s idea? Nothing, unless you happen to be a bad umpire. But Veeck’s fellow-club owners haven’t fallen in with the idea —yet. About the only people to do much talking about the subject lately have been the New York Giants, who aren’t even in the same league with Mr. Veeck, which is to say the American League. The Giants had a bit of inopportune umpiring cost them a ball game the other day. A Cincinnati base-runner, who should have been caught at third base on a throw from First Baseman Johnny Mize, not only was safe but scored a rurt in a 5-4 game when Umpire Lou Jorda inadvertently got in the way of Third Baseman Buddy Kerr. The umpire ducked and that was the equivalent of throwing a rolling block on Kerr, who also hit the dust while Francis E. Slann. a perfect throw whizzed over his head and into the boxes. Whether Mr. Jorda normally is a good umpire is something we wouldn't know. But he wound up in the wrong spot in the Giants Reds game and for that he would have aropped in rating—if there were a rating system. College Football Officials Are Rated by Coaches. One argument advanced against rating umpires is that managers don't want to stick out their necks and incur the wrath of the men in the blue. That doesn’t hold water. If the thing were supervised properly the opinions of the individual managers would be held con fidential by the American and National League presidents. There isn’t anything new about rating officials. In college foot ball it has been going on for some time. After each game the head coach fills out a oard for each official—referee, umpire, head linesman and field judge. Each man is given from 1 to 5 points— 1 point if he is very bad and 5 if he is excellent. A good official may get a bad rating from a disgruntled coach from time to time, but over a season and over the years the chances are he'll be where he really belongs, which is at or near the top. The cards filled out by the college coaches aren’t handed the officials to study. They are sent to the top man of each association which appoints officials. And they are confidential insofar as an official’s trying to learn what he was scoied by a certain coach. Memorizing Kules Doesn t Make a bood Umpire. As it stands now in baseball, there are confidential reports made each day. But only the umpires make them. They make them in writing to the league presidents. They report on the conduct of managers, players, elubowners and fans. Then why not a rating of umpires for a good cross section of opinion? Umpiring is an art all in itself. Just memorizing the rule book doesn’t make a man a good umpire. Just having been a crackerjack player once doesn't qualify a man to officiate, either. It requires something more, including the ability to be in the right place at the right time, to handle argumentative players and managers, to think at least as quickly as the athletes themselves. Over the last dozen or more years the ball players almost unani mously rate the National League umpires as better than the American League group. "They hustle more.” admitted an American League manager last spring in Florida. "Notice that today we'll have one umpire from each league. Watch the difference in the way they work. Even in these spring games the National League umpires bear down, as if old Bill Klem were watching them every minute.” That's typical of the wray most players and managers feel. They don’t think that all umpires in <he National League are good, but they feel that since Billy Evans, and later Bill McGowan, retired, the American League bows in this one department, Jorda’s block in the Polo Grounds notwithstanding. Worsham's Home Golf Far Off Brand That Nets Him $2,675 By Merrell Whittlesey Lew Worsham is a better golfer out of town, playing for heavy dough in fast company, than he is batting around over the local courses he has been playing since his caddie days. In three major tournaments this season, the 28-year-old Congres sional Club pro has tied for first in the $15,000 Philadelphia Invitation; Tied for 12th in the $45,000 All American at Tam O'Shanter at Chicago and tied for 22d in the Na tional Open. He has won $2,675 in the three events, a record better than Sam Snead's in the same tournaments. In 12 competitive rounds on the circuit. Lew has averaged 71.6 strokes. In 12 competitive rounds locally. Lew has averaged 72.08 shots, a fact he attributes to trying too hard before home-town gal leries. Lew's major tournament record, par in parenthesis: Philadelphia <71 ) H7 Hfi 73 71—277 Chicago < 72 > 7 3 70 72 74—289 Kat nal Open <72) 73 74 7ti 71—294 Locally, Washington's hope for a future Ryder Cup team berth shot 70—71 to win the Middle Atlantic PGA in Baltimore; 64—72 to finish second in the Maryland Servicemen’s lournament: 70—75 to finish second in the Maryland Open at Colum bia, and 70—78 for fifth place in the National Open qualifying rounds at Burning Tree, his home course until June. In pro-amateurs he has been 82—69—73—71. In sec tional events, he has won approxi mately $400. Lew would like to show off before the home folks, of course, but he never will complain about shooting his best golf where it counts. Mrs. W. F. Ossenfort, who has been active in District women's golf circles for several years, will leave with Dr. Ossenfort for a new home in Texas within 10 days. Mrs. Ossenfort’s position as Class B tour nament chairman of the District Women's Golf Association will be filled by her present assistant, Mrs Thomas N. Beavers. Mrs. Ossenfort, who doubles as assistant tournament chairman at Kenwood, played in defense of the Hutchinson Trophy yesterday at Kenwood, but finished out of the P' ize list. A 12-handicap player, Mrs. Ossenfort is defending ciiampion in the Rule Trophy play at Kenwood, but will not be here to defend her title. The new Hutchinson Trophy champion is Mrs. E. R. Ferguson, who finally won the cup over Mrs. F. V. House after an involved bit of scorekeeping. Both tied with 97-20 —77 in the 18-hole handicap event. Mrs. House, whose handicap is 29, took a 9-stroke cut to be eligible. Matching cards did not settle it as both finished 4 down. As their handicaps were 20, the second tie breaking method of giving it to the player with the lower handicap also was to no avail. That left playoff as the only way out and Mrs. Fegu son won with a 5 on the first hole. Third low net went to Mrs. A. A. McEntee with 93-12—81 and Mrs. Nick Hollander was fourth with 98-17—81. Mrs. Ralph Benner, with 101-20—81, lost fourth by having a higher handicap. Low gross went to Mrs. Betty Meckley with an 84. Dr. Carl C. Taylor saved one of the best rounds of his golfing career for an opportune occasion yester day, the final of the Horton Cup event at Washington Golf and Country' Club. Dr. Taylor, a 12 handicap player, shot a 76 and defeated J. C. Tausig, 5 and 4. in the title round of the match play event for 12 17 handicap play ers. Dr. Taylor spotted Tausig, a 17-handicap golfer, four strokes. The Maryland State Golf Associa tion will sponsor a women's field day Friday at the Country Club of Maryland in Baltimore. Five net prizes and one gross award will be given in Classes A and B. A local foursome already entered in cludes Mrs. A. B. Bower, the Dis trict champion; Mrs. F. G. Await, DCWGA president; Mrs. D. H. Hen derson of Congressional' and Mrs Frank Mirth of Kenwood. Loop Crown Taken By Oxon Hill Nine Departmental League is the first sandlot circuit to wind-up its regular schedule in the Dis trict with Oxon HilJ the cham pion after knocking off jos Boyle’s Bar, 10-2, in the final on the Ellipse yesterday. Oxon Hill will represent the league in the Washington Ama teur Baseball Association’s series for the city title next month on the Ellipse. Major League Standings and Schedules TUESDAY, JULY 30, 1946. i i i i i _ i t i i AMtlUtAlN LLAULL. Yesterdays Results. Wash., 2—8; Cleve., 1—4. Detroit, 4; Phila., 1. Chicago, 4; N. Y„ 3 (12). Only games scheduled. Games Yoda>. Wash, at St. Louis (n). New York at Detroit. Boston at Cleveland in). Phila. at Chicago in). • Games Tomorrow. Wash, at St. Louis (n't. Philadelphia at Chicago. New York at Detroit. Boston at Cleveland. * I,'J 1 : . Standing g £>=.= » g g, -£ g -3 •f Ctobi 1*1! Sj *l|l 5 s 1 1 I r«to# M 5jl3|ll lOjlljll 8j 69| 28|.711| j K*W todt | 5j—| 6j 6| 9|10jll 10| 571 391^94|llt4 Detroit 1 2j 7j—1 8} 7j 81 7jl51 54| 401.574|13»4 Wash'glee I 3; 51 8— ;12, 5110' 7| 501 451.526:18 | Cleveland 1 4) 7| 2, 6;—I 81 6 131 461 51.474 23 It. Louis | 6j 5j 4. 81 3:—| 7j 7| 40; 54|.426|27}4 Chicago I 6 6; 4| 51 6! 4]—! 7| 38| S7|.400|30 Phil phia ; 2; if 3| 11 4j 8 51—1 27 | 671J»7140% Lost 28 39 40i45|51 54157|67i | j | NATIONAL LEAGUE. Yeaterday's Results. Brooklyn, 7; Cinci., 3. Boston, 2; St. Louis, 1. Chicago, 5; N. Y„ 4 (11). Only games scheduled. Games Today. Chicago at New York. St. Louis at Brooklyn (n). Pittsburgh at Boston (n). Cincinnati at Phila. (n). Games Tomorrow. Pittsburgh at Boston. St. Louis at Brooklyn. Chicago at New York (n). Cinci. at. Phila. (2i, i_ | 51 . Standing J- -fi g, § = I s^ •t Chib) 1 "l! | * |1 S s Sj|-S Ico S |cj L> ca sc £ iix. ^ | Brooklyn H 3| 9| 8jll| 6jl0|ll| 58| 36|.617| St. Louis i »!—I 7| 5|13| 6| 7| 8| 55| 38|.591| Chicago | 7| 4j—| 7| 7|12j 9| 5| 51| 42i.548j 6J4 Cincinnati j 6 6 5|—| 6|llj 4| 7! 45 47|.489|12 Boston | 3j 5| 7: 9j—j 6! 5j 9| 44| 49|.473|13H Now York | S|10| 3| 6| 5|—| 8| 5| 421 53|.442|16W Phil'phia | 0 5| 6 9j 4! 5 — 10. 39| 51 .433 17 Pittsburgh j 6| 5| 5j 3 3) 7: 8|—| 37| 551.402120 Lost 36i38 42 47 49!53j51!55; | [ j Radical Reform Program Drawn by Ballplayers < • Pay Minimum,Pension Main Requests to Go Before Club Owners By Jack Hand Auociated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, July 30.—Baseball moguls are mulling over player re quests for a minimum wage, pen sion fund and extensive contract reforms today in one of the most revolutionary steps in modern dia mond history. Asked by the magnates to give their views on the controversial player-owner problems that ordi narily are decided solely by the franchise operators, the athletes yesterday in two separate sessions drew up a reform program to be presented to the majors’ Policy Committee next Monday. National League players, meeting in New York, were more specific, outlining a $5,500 minimum wage scale, a pension fund and a 60-day severance pay stipulation as the most important recommendations of a five-point platform. An eight-point American League program drawn up in Chicago was high lighted by a request for fulfill ment of player contracts to the let ter, and formation of a permanent "grievance” committee as well as an undetermined minimum and pension fund. Sessions Last Four Hours. Each of the player meetings lasted four hours, with the National dele gates adjourning until Friday for further discussion after naming Dixie Walker of Brooklyn. Marty Marion of St. Louis and Billy Her j man of Boston to represent them. The National favors an eight-man player committee, instead of three as requested by Commissioner A. B. Chandler, and will discuss that mat ter Friday. Johnny Murphy of New York. Joe Kuhel of Chicago and Mel Harder of Cleveland were the American representatives selected. After the six players meet with Presidents Ford Frick of the Na-1 tional and Will Harridge of the American and their respective com mittees next Monday, the majors will hear the committee s recom-! mendations in a special joint meet-j ing to be held "sometime before Labor Day.” For the most part, the players appeared disposed to put their trust in direct negotiations with the own ers and made no direct move toward unionization. Most baseball men! agreed that the majors probably i would go along with the requests, j Pensions Freely Discussed. Both player groups spent consid- i erable time on the pension problem. The National heard reports from' Marion and Roy Hughes of the! Phillies on plans calling for bene-t fits that ranged from $50 to $120 per month. Although the players represented only the big leagues, they indorsed extension of the pension to the minor leagues with a player’s full service in organized baseball count !ing in his eligibility for the fund. Both leagues requested allotments to cover incidental expenses during spring training when the players are not paid. The National men • tioned $5 per day above room, meals, laundry and transportation, but the American named no sum. Additional American League rec ommendations called for a 30-day post-season exhibition period, im- j j proved clubhouse conditions and mailing of contracts 30 days be-: 1 fore spring training starts. The j National asked that waivers should not be withdrawn on a player i claimed by another major league club. Such matters as players receiv ing a portion of their sale price and a percentage of exhibition gates were brushed over lightly in tl$e National. Rollie Hemsley of the Phillies said he thought something would be worked out so that a player who has been sold to another club would be allowed a sum of “about $500” to cover his moving expenses. 'Perfect' Game Pitched By Philly Sandlotter By th* Associated Press PHILADELPHIA. July 30—Roy Connors, pitcher for the Phila delphia Robbins of the North Phila delphia-Frankford Baseball League, crashed the sandlqtters’ hall of fame last night by hurling a perfect nine inning no-hitter. Blanking the Wissinoming Blue Sox, 4-0, Connors struck out 19 of the 27 men who faced him. Not one man reached first. Chisox Are Luring Fans CHICAGO, July 30 (#).—'The sev-; enth-place White Sox have drawn: 671,246 customers to Comiskey Park! so far this season. This surpasses j last years’ entire home attendance mark by 10.588. - ; Maior Leaders By *he A'socia'tsd Pres* American Lcarue. Batting—Vernon. Washington, .356; Williams. Boston. .355 Runs—Williams. Boston. 99. Pesky, Boston, 83. Runs batted in—Williams, Boston, 93: York. Boston. RT. Hits—Peskt. Boston. 3 30: Vernon, Washington. 126. , Doubles—Vernon. Washington. 34; Spence. Washington. 22. Triples—Lewis. Washington, and Ed wards. Cleveland. 10. Home runs—Williams. Boston, 27; Greenberg. Del-oit, 23. Stolen bases—Case, Cleveland, 21; Stirnweiss. New York. 14 Pitching—Newhouser. Detroit, 20-3, .870; Ferriss. Boston. 16-4, .800. National League. Batting—Hopp, Boston, .376; Walker, Brooklyn, .370. Runs—Musial, St. Louis, 74; Mise, Giants, 68. Runs batted in—Slaughter, St. Louis, 78: Walker. Brooklyn. 76. Hits—Musial. St. Louis, 134; Walker, Brooklyn. 125. Doubles—Musial, St. Louis, 281 Hopp, Boston. 22. Triples—Musial, St. Louis, 10; Walker, Brooklyn. 7. Home runs—Mike, New York, 22; Kiner, Pittsburgh. 16. Stolen bases—Reiser, Brooklyn, 25; Haas. Cincinnati. 14. Pitching—Po’lett. St. Louis. 12-4, .750; Higbe. Brooklyn. 9-:;, .760 NEW YORK.—IN NEW GAME—These three stars shift to ‘■politics” as representatives of the National League to the ma jors’ Steering Committee meeting August 5 to discuss revisions in player contracts. They are Marty Marion, Cardinals; Dixie Walker, Dodgers, and Billy Herman, Braves. —AP Wirephoto. Ex-Clubmates Harass Cards; Ground Gained by Idle Bosox Dy mv nuouaiva Former St. Louis Cardinal players and graduates of their farm system have been responsible for a number of defeats suffered by the Redbirds this season and the aspirants for the National League pennant ■will run into some of their former mates when they open a crucial three game series with the pace-setting Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field tonight. Leo Durocher, manager of the Brooks and a member of St. Louis' famous 1934- "Gas House Gang.'’ has,nominated Rube Melton, who hurled in the Cards’ chain system, to start for the Dodgers. Pilot Eddie Dyer of the Cards, who trail the Dodgers by 2>- games, has selected Southpaw Howie Pol let, who holds three straight vic tories Over the Brooks, to oppose Melton. Reiser's Homer Clips Reds. Brooklyn's Pistol Pete Reiser, another ex-St. Louis farmhand, and who since has been a fixture in Durocher's outfield, figured prom inently in the victory scored by the leaders over Cincinnati yesterday. iteiser smacxea an lnside-the «ark homer in the fifth inning to vercome a 3-1 Cincinnati lead, and the Dodgers went on to win 7-3. Pitcher Mort Cooper and Out fielder Carden Gillenwater, former Cardinals, now performing with the Boston Braves, played important roles in the Braves’ 2-1 win over St. Louis under the lights at Bos ton. Cooper fanned seven and al lowed his former mates six hits, while Gillenwater clouted the game winning homer in the second in ning. Chicago’s third-place Cubs drew to within four games of St. Louis and six and a half of the Dodgers as they nosed out the New York Giants, 5-4, in 11 innings. Yankees Lose Ground. In the American League the New York Yankees fell ll'j games back of the idle Boston Red Sox by las ing in 12 innings to the Chicago White Sox, 4-3. Detroit’s third - place Tigers climbed to within two games of the Yanks as Freddie Hutchinson scattered seven hits in beating the Philadelphia Athletics, 4-1. Masterson, Hitchcock Sparkle As Nats Thump Indians Twice By Burton Hawkins Star Staff Correspondent ST. LOUIS, July 30.—Two ten ants of the Nats' doghouse—Pitcher Walter Masterson and Third Base man Billy Hitchcock—have been evicted. Masterson has wedged his way back into the good graces oi Manager Ossie Bluege with a brace of sparkling relief chores and Hitchcock has come off the bench to regain a steady job. With Hitchcock, it was 8 case of play him or dispose of him, for Billy was becoming increasingly an noyed by his bench-warming at a time when the Nats’ assorted third basemen and shortstops—excluding Hitchcock—were no better than even money to get their gloves on ground ers in their vicinity. Hitchcock is no complacent char acter. His Alabama ire was rising over the treatment he was getting. Shunted to the Nats’ dugout because of light hitting, Hitchcock saw his replacements—Sherry Robertson and Cecil Travis—add nothing to Wash : ington’s attack while messing up games with inept defensive play. I Bluege never has had any com ; plaint with Hitchcock's fielding. "If i only he would hit a little." moaned Bluege when Billy was in the throes of a batting slump prior to being benched, "we'd be set at third base.” In desperation, Bluege inserted I Hitchcock at third base yesterday and received a pleasant sort of shock. Billy belted a double in the first game of a double-header at Cleveland to produce a run as the Nats won, 2-1, in 10 innings on the strength of Buddy Lewis' 10th inning homer. In the second game.! Hitchcock contributed a double and single, smashed across two runs and ; scored another as the Nats walloped the Indians, 8-4. Masterson, who for six weeks had failed to present the Nats a passable I performance either as a starter or in relief roles, suddenly emerged! from his sad streak at Cleveland by 1 pitching three scoreless innings in j relief Saturday and the Nats pre sented him with a victory. Walter went in for Rav Scar borough in the ninth inning of the opener yesterday, chucked two more scoreless innings at the Indians and picked up another triumph as Lew’is hoisted his fifth homer of the sea son over the right-field wall. Two wins in three days represent! a slice of heaven to Masterson. He! had gone without a win since May 117. During the lapse, he was pounded for 30 runs. Scarborough hooked up in a pitching duel with Charley Gass Fans in Mad Scramble For Yank-Sox Seats Ry Associated Press NEW YORK. July 30.—Eager base ball fans stood four abreast and In long lines around the midtown building housing the Yankee office yesterday to purchase reserved seats for the three-day Yankee-Red Sox series opening here August 9. The league-leading Sox and run ner-up Yanks have averaged over 59,000 customers for the five stadium games so far. On tap are a Friday night con test, a Saturdav day game and a Sunday double-header. The Yanks will be close to the 2.000,000 mark In home attendance by the time the set closes. Griffs' Records Battlnc. G AB R H. 2b. 3b Hr Rbi Pet. Vernon 89 354 63 126 34 4 7 58 .356 Spence 95 373 68 116 32- 6 12 57 .295 Torres 43 127 16 37 7 O 0 16 .291 Grace 65 252 36 73 14 3 1 17 .290 H dson 20 31 2 9 2 0 0 3 .290 Lewis :I3 364 54 100 17 10 5 30 .275 Coan 31 80 12 22 3 2 2 6 .275 Priddy 95 351 34 96 13 6 3 46 .274 Travis 92 305 29 78 12 3 1 39 .256 Evans 65 202 23 51 9 4 2 24 .262 Hlt'h'k 44 172 14 43 5 1 0 13 .260 Myatt 15 34 7 8 1 0 0 4 .235 P'rettl 20 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 .322 H'fner 20 47 3 10 0 O 0 2 .212 Binks 38 93 8 19 3 O O 9 .204 L'nard 17 44 2 900 0 6 .204 Guerra 30 54 1 11 1 1 0 1 .203 Sc’b'gh 21 27 1 5 1 0 0 1 .186 R bTn 41 145 14 23 2 2 4 12 .159 N'som 21 47 1 7 1 0 0 3 .148 Wynn 4 7 1 1 O o 0 1 .143 K nedy 15 7 0 l 0 0 0 0 .142 Early 30 83 6 11 1 0 1 6 .132 Wolff 18 32 2 3 0 0 0 0 .093 M rson 19 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 .087 Pitehlat. G H BB SO. I P G S C G W L Wynn 3 23 ;■ 6 IP 2 12 0 Pieretti 20 48 26 12 36*3 0 0 10 Scarb'h 21 99 41 24 8P 10 3 6 3 Haefner 20 121 47 61 137 16 1! 9 6 Leonard 17 121 28 47 121 15 7 8 5 Hudson 21 108 25 27 99 11 4 7 7 Newsom 22 125 58 85 141 , 17 11 7 9 Mast’s'n 19 77 62 45 73’* 9 2 5 6 Ken'edy 16 27 25 13 28’,* 2 0 12 Wolff . 18 94 28 43 104 14 5 4 8 Torres 3 9 3 2 7 0 0 0 0 SROSign Indicated For S. W. Football DALLAS. July 30 —They're al ready standing in line for tickets ; to Southwest Conference football games with the season two months away. Member schools report the ' greatest demand in history. The advance sale at Texas U. is 650 ; per cent more than last year. Business manager Ed Olle says j 100,000 want to see Texas and Texas Ags play at Austin j Thanksgiving Day. Demands tor other games are similar. The stadium hei£ seats only 40.000. Six Fights Arranged | In Champions'Class Five of the six matches in the ■‘Carnival of Champion" portion of the boxing show to be offered Fri-i day night in Griffith Stadium were announced today by the Metropoli tan Amateur Boxing Coaches Asso ciation, sponsor of the program. A team of Virginia amateur champs will oppose a District team in this section of a card that Other wise will be comprised of 18 bouts. Matches arranged are: 112 pounds—Johnny Arduinl 'Washing ton* vs. Walter Rawles (Virginia). J1R pounds—Pugsy King (Washington) vs Clem LaCava (Virginia). 130 pounds—Joe Dunn (Washington) vs. Jack Rollins (VirginiaV 147 pounds—John Mason (Washington vs Pete Aldridge (Virginia'. 150 pounds—Tommy Larner (Washing - ion) vs. Shag Jamerson (Virginia). Chicago Gets Negro Classic CHICAGO. July 30 (JP).—One of the Nation's top Negro college foot ball games, Tuskegee Institute and Wilberforce will meet at Comiskey Park Friday night October 11. Capital Boys Shine for Losers In Connie Mack's All-Star Tilt Special Dispatch to The Star PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. July 30 Two youngsters from Washington. D. C.. covered themselves with hon ors last night's all-star sandlot game at Shibe Park, but the No. 1 boy was Stan King, a Coolidge High School catcher, who worked the en tire game. King threw out one would-be base stealer, picked another off third, poked two hits into the outfield, knocked in one run and scored once. Houston (Tex) Jones, a Coolidge pitcher, was shifted to third for the game and in six innings handled three chances without a muff. He got one bingle in three trips to the plate, driving in a run. The two were on the losing side, however, as the National All-Stars, made up of teen-agers from Wash ington, Zanesville, Ohio; Water bury, Conn.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Clarksburg, W. Va.; Massing, S. C.; Lakewood, N. J., and Elmira, Schen ectady, Amsterdam and Brooklyn, N. Y„ bowed to a picked squad from Philadelphia’s Connie Mack Con ference. The winning marker of the 6-5 duel was forced over in the lajt half of the ninth inning. Tribe OKs Squatter's Riqhts By the Associated Press CLEVELAND, July 30.—The Cleveland Indians gained an ; extra outfielder today because of i the housing shortage. William Stengel, 56, who says he's a cousin of Casey Stengel, former Brooklyn Dodgers’ man ager, moved a cot into the center field tent at League Park which during games houses the Indians’ 15-pieoe swing band, ‘‘That’s how it is these days,” says President Bill Veeck, “You put up a tent and somebody wants to live in it. This fellow | came in to see me and said he had been evicted. So I told him i to get a cot and move in—a cook stove, too, if he wants one. No, I won’t charge him any rent.” Stengel, a parking lot attend ant, said he would stay on the reservation until he found an other place to live. DAYTON FAN BELTS. i Tony “Little Tram’’ Baker. 8-year old Washington pitching phenom. gave a hurling exhibition against Del Ennis, Andy Seminick and Hugh Mulcahy of the Philadelphia Phils, getting two called strikes on each before they bunted. He tossed ’em all out at first in big | league style. 1 FOR RENT | | TUXEDOS I | Full-Dress Suits j jj INCLUDING ACCESSORIES | PROMPT SERVICE MARTIN MANNING I 903 HEW YORK AVE. N.W. 1 I PHONE NATIONAL 9899 | ^S«WOPEN EVENINGS ■a JULY 24 to AUGUST S Wy inclusive RACING BELAIR BEL AIR, MD. U. S. Route No. 1 **"V\ ✓ FUST MCE 2:11 M. LIT. (tin IIIIU UMH ' *» M ill . HIIIIL IINIIIII*. «.« • CIM »•«£. K H j (Tan IikIuM) Bogley, Thomas Score In National Net Play KALAMAZ&O. Mich., July 30 Gil Bogley, jr., and Gerry Thomas of Washington, D. C., were among the opening round survivors in the national boys’ and juniors' tennis; tournament as the field today pounded Its way through the second session. Bogley. playipg easily and making his shots count, lambasted Roger Otten of Bellevue, Ky„ 6—0. 6—3 in his debut, but Thomts had a more rugged beginning. The latter dropped his first set to Gren Turpin. before getting on the beam and rid ing home to a 4—6, 6—2, 6—1 victory'. The first round went strictly ac cording to form. Defending Junior Champ Herbie Flam of Beverly Hills, Calif., routed Malcolm Fox of Bal- 1 timore. Md.. 6—2. 6—2, while Second seeded Buddy Behrens eliminated John Frankenheimer, 6—4, 6—2. Bogley was seeded No. 2 among the boys and Top-seeded Keston Deimling, jr., of River Forest, 111., drew a bye into the second round. Championship matches in both divi sions are scheduled Saturday. away and had a 1-0 lead until the eighth as a result of successive seven-inning doubles by Hitchcock and Evans. In the eighth, however, the Indians manufactured the tying run on singles by Jimmy Wasdell, Les Fleming and Hank Edwards. Lifted for a pinch-hitter in the ninth after A1 Evans had socked his third straight double, Scarborough turned the hurling over to Master son, w'ho did all right with Lewis’ help. The Nats met an old friend, Joe Krakauskas. and treated him roughly in the nightcap. They blasted Krakky and Les Webber for seven runs in the second inning with two walks, an error, five .singles and Hitchcock’s double. The Nats got their other run off Bob Lemon in the fifth when Torres reached first on a force play, shifted to third on Hitchcock's single and scored on Evans’ infield out. Early Wynn, who registered his second victory in as many starts; since returning from the service, pitched home runs to Edwards and i Lemon, but never was in trouble de spite yielding 11 hits. He took it easy with his comfortable lead and poured it on only when the Indians made threatening motions. Mickey Haefner. who has finished his last seven starts and won six of them, will try for his 10th triumph here tonight when the Nats tangle with the Browns in the first of three night games. Washington’s two wins yesterday gave the Nats eight victories in their last 11 games and 6-3 record on their current trip. Nats, 2-8; Indians, 1-4 FIRST GAME. Wash AB H O A Cleve AB H O A Grace If. 2 ft ft ft Case.If 5 11ft Lewis,rf 3 1 3 ft C'nw y.2b 3 <i 2 1 , Priddy.2b 5 1 3 3 ‘ Woodlg 1 ft ft ft Vern n.lb 6 1 1ft 1 W k icr cf 111ft Spence.cf 5 2 5ft Berry.p .0 ft ft ft ‘ Torrevss 4 ft 4 5 ° Lemon 1 ft ft ft H’hc k.3b 4 1 ft 2 Seerey.cf ft ft ft ft Evans,c 4 3 4 1 Fleming 1 1 ft 0 tCoan ft ft ft ft Edw’ds.rf 6 14 1 Early.e ft ft 1 0 Becker.] b 4 ft 8 ft Sc'rb'gh.D 2 ft ft 2 B’dr’au.ss 4 2 6 4 •Travis l ft ft ft K'ltn'r 3b 3 ft 1 3 M’st's'n.p o ft ft 1 Hegan.c 3 1 6 ft Gas w p.p 2 ft 1 2 ? Wasdell 1 1 0 ft * Reyn'lds ft 0 ft 0 Meyer,2b 1 ft 1 0 Totals 35 9 3016 Totals 35 8 30 ]] •B2tted for Scarborough in ninth. ’Ran for Evans in ninth. Batted for Gassaway in eighth. *Ran for Wasdell in eighth IBatted for Conway in eighth. 'Batted for Seerey in eighth. Batted for Berry in tenth Washington ftOft ftftft 10ft 1—2 Cleveland ftftft goo 010 0—l Runs—Lewis, Hitchcock. Woodling Er ror—Boudreau Runs batted in—Evans. Edwards. Lewis. Two-base hits—Spence • 2). Evans < 3 >. Hitchcock. Home run— Lewis Sacrifices—Lewis, Scarborough Double plays—Scarborough to Torres to Vernon Vernon to Evans to Vernon. Gassa way to Boudreau to Becker, Priddy to Torres to Vernon. Boudreau to Becker Left on bases—Washington. 9: Cleveland. P Base on balls—Off Scarborough. 4: off Gassaway. 3. Struck out—By Scar borough. 2: by Gassaway. 4: by Berry, l by Masterson. 3. Hits—Off Gassawa^. 7 in 8 innings, off Berry. 2 in 2: off Scar borough. 7 in 8 innings: off Masterson. 1 in 2. Hit by pitcher—Gassaway \Grace): Masterson (Hegan). Winning pitcher— Masterson. Losing pitcher—Berry Um pires—Messrs. Berry, Hubbard. Time — 2:46. SECOND GAME. Wash AB.H.O. A. Cleve AB H O A Grace.If 5 2 3ft Case.If 5 1 3 ft Lewis.If 4 ft ft 0 C way.2b 4 ft 4 fi Priddy.2b 5 1 3 fi C’nwav.2b 4 ft 4 fi Vernon.lb 4 2 8 2 Flem'g.rf 3 ft 1 ft Spence.cf 4 12ft Eaw'ds cf 411ft Torres, ss 3 12 5 Becker. 1b 4 112 0 H’cock 3b 4 2 4ft Bou'au ss 4315 Evanr.c 4 0 3ft K trier.3b 4 2 3 3 Wynn.p 3 12 0 Hegan.c 3 11ft Jordan.c. 2 0 1ft •Wasdell 1 1 ft 0 Ka'kas p 1 ft 0 0 Weber.p 0 0 0 0 Lemon.p 3 10 2 Totals 30 10 27 3 3 Totals 36 11 27 17 • Batted for Jordan In ninth. Washington 007 010 000—8 Cleveland 01ft 20ft 100—4 Runs—Grace. Priddy. Vernon. Spence Torres (2). Hitchcock. Wynn, Edwards. Becker. Boudreau, Lemon Errors— Hitchcock. Fleming. Runs ba’ted in—Ed wards. Priddy <2». Spence. Hitchcock <2>. Evans (2). Boudreau. Wynn. Keltner. Lemon. Two-base hits—Hitchcock. Becker. Boudreau. Home runs—Edwards. Lemon. Sacrifice—Lewis. Double plays—Priddy. Torres. Vernon (2). Left on bases Washington. 6 Cleveland. 7. Base on balls—Off Wynn. 2; off Krakauskas. 1; off Webber, i: off Lemon. 2. Strikeouts—By. Wynn, 3: by Krakauskas. 1: by Lemon, 1 Hits—-Off Kraukauskas, 5 in 2xa Innings; 1 off Webber. 3 in inning: off Lemon. 2 in 61* innings. Losing pitcher—Krakaus kas. Umpires—Messrs Berry. Hubbard. Ruem Time—2 03 Attendance—11,162. Triumph Over Virgin Raises Jones' Hopes For Go With Petro Last year Herbie (Biff) Jones was a sophomore in Eastern High School. Today, the 19-year-old southpaw Is an up-and-coming featherweight boxer who may soon be collecting big mQney in ring shows here. A winner over the experienced Petey Virgin on Promotor Goldie Aheam’s all-star fistic show in Grif fith Stadium last‘night, the Biffer now has his sights set on a bout with Danny Petro and that's a match that has the earmarks of a "natural.'’ Herbie has a bewildering lefty style that Pete the Pure couldn't solve last night and Virgin has made a specialty of fighting south paws recently. Jones also has con dition. speed and the ability to weather a punch. His ring general ship is excellent. He forced the 10-round battle all the way and the decision of Referee Charley Reynolds and Judges Jim Sullivan and Dr. J. E. Trigg was unamimous in his favor. Jones weighed 125*4, Virgin 130. Biff's performance stole the show from two other local boys who fought out-of-town battlers in com panion 10-rounders. 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