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By BURTON HAWKINS Gauzza Party Reveals Amateur Baseball's Worth - Several years ago Glenn L. Martin, whose tremendous assembly lines rolled out Mariners for the Navy and B-26s for the Army, followed -his Martin Bombers baseball team to an amateur tournament. What Mr. Martin glimpsed—semipro players in amateur ranks and legitimate protests oemg handled in political fashion worked him into a dignified lather. In his quiet manner, the sports-minded airplane manufacturer .launched a crusade to clean up amateur baseball. . Following exhaustive research, Mr. Martin got what he wanted— a group of men vitally interested in amateur baseball, whose love for the game transcended all other motives and whose honesty was unquestioned. One of these men was Vic Gauzza. king of the local sandlot realm and cur rently president of the All-American Baseball Association—product of Mr. Martin’s mind. : Some 250 of Vies friends gathered at Hotel 2400 last night to honor him on his 55th birthday, among them the Nats’ Mickey Vernon. Joe Judge and Billy Hitchcock. There, too, was Mr. Martin, w^hose- keen interest and influence in amateur sports already is beginning to display results that may benefit your boy. Burton Hawkin*. vvnai a D°y learns on a baseball field may effect his entire life ” Mr. Martin was saying between courses. "He should learn that charac ter is everything and chances are he will if playing conditions are proper, competition is fair and games are officiated imparti ally. On the other hand, if he learns he can get by with a little cheat ing here and there he’s likely to go through life trying to do just that. Finds Sports Increase Industrial Efficiency "More cities and industrial organizations should become interested in promoting recreation. ’ continued Mr. Martin, who is no daintv delver into the sports and recreation field. Already there are 5 000 teams affiliated with the All-American Amateur Baseball Association wn ch means approximately 75.000 boys and men are under the juris diction of an organization founded to foster clean, honest, even com pc Li Lion. Mr. Martin is promoter of the largest industrial sports and rec reation setup in the United States. At his huge plant outside Balti more. employes may participate in 100 sports and they do participate His experts calculate approximately 25 per cent of his employes are capable of playing anything from table tennis to football and all except i per cent oi those considered eligible are active in the program. We have found that workers who participate in sports or rec reational programs are better workers," advises Mr. Martin. “Our wmrk is intense and we have discovered that bv promoting sports and recreation we reduce accidents and increase efficiency." Mr. Martin classifies the $40,000-a-year expenditure for equip ment as "slight” and for value received, it probablv is. Under the Martin banner are 21 baseball teams and 80 softball teams, for in stance. while 270 employes now are competing in a golf tournament. If they like fishing, or if they prefer archery, the equipment is there for the asking. Sandlotters Have Earnest Champion in Gauzza a . .T?”*6 81i basebal] surrounding Mr. Martin’s factory n^th fma,lr! fle ? COmpaf,es favorably with any major league diamond. Better facilities for sandlot players is one objective of Mr. Martin who took one look at a Baltimore diamond where one of his teams’ ?’era p a^'ln® }as^ >’ear an£f promptly advised his players not to slide. He Lkes to win. but not at the risk of injury to a player. "I’ve never paid a player a nickel.” says Mr. Martin, whose Martin Bombers played exhibition games with major league teams during the war. "If they're in sports for the money they get out of it they can go elsewhere. If they want to have good, clean fun we have the facilities for them.” Locally, sandlot sports have had a champion in wiry little Vic Gauzza, whose influence now is national as president of the All American Amateur Baseball Association. With such men as Mr. Martin behind the scenes, Vic's dream of honesty, cleanliness and ideal conditions in amateur ranks may be realized. They have made a highly satisfactory start. Capital's Winning AA Nine Idle As 14 Continue National Meet wasmngtons Mount Pleasant nine, a 10-5 winner over the de fending champion Amsterdam (N. Y.) team in the opening round of the All-American junior baseball tournament on the Ellipse, drew a bye in today’s action as the 14 other topflight boys’ teams of the East prepared for a second round. Seven games yesterday, played simultaneously on widely scattered fields, produced only six losers in the two-losses-and-out tourney. Philadelphia and Brooklyn struggled to a 2-2 tie when darkness halted play at the end of the ninth. To day's games all were scheduled for the four Ellipse diamonds with win ners meeting winners and yester day's losers clashing. Washington's upset victory came Montgomery Is K O d In 2d by Mouzon, 19 By the Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20.—Box ing Promoter Herman Taylor has come up with another “$50 beauty” In 19-year-old Wesley Mouzon. Mouzon leaped into the forefront as a lightweight contender last night by knocking out Champion Bob Montgomery in the second round of a nontitle Philadelphia "natural” before 14,639 who contributed to a gross gate of $68,794. Montgomery, whose title is rec ognized in New York and Pennsyl vania. but not by the NBA, was stunned by a Mouzon right cross soon after the sec^id round opened. As the 2€-year-old champion sagged against the ropes Mouzon hesitated a second, then rained a hail of blows on Montgomery. Bob slowly sank to the canvas and was counted out in 1:49 of the round. Mouzon was a $50 premilinary scrapper two years ago when Taylor saw his possibilities and began tc help develop him. Mouzon *ls man aged by Montgomery’s brother Tom The champion, a 5-to-ll favorite and like Mouzon weighing 137 pounds, offered no alibi. "I guess I should have zigged in stead of zagged,” he commented, Agriculture Defeats GAO Agriculture's Class A golf teair edged GAO, 3^-2%, in a Federa Golf Association match yesterdaj at Kenwood. Joe Wilson of th< losers was low scorer with a 73. as the climax of a duel between Pat O'Neill, slugging Mount Pleasant 6ght fielder, and Tommy McMullin, Amsterdam hurler who had been un beaten in 11 starts. The turning point came in the fifth inning. Trailing 1-3 going into that frame, O’Neill finally solved McMullin’s slants to bang a double with the bases loaded, bringing in two runs and forcing the Amsterdam pitcher to retire from the game. Washing ton scored seven runs in that inning and held the lead the rest of the | way. Mt. Pleasant. Amsterdam. N. Y AB H O A AB. H. O A Silvers,cf 2 0 2 1 Fab’ozi,2b 5 14 0 John n.ss 4 ft 1 4 K ehlna.3b 4 0 12 O'Neill.rf ft 4 o 0 Staley.cf 4 0 4 1 Taylor.lb ft 2 10 1 Brog'an.lf 4 2 0 0 . Lerario.If 2 10 0 Tur’n.ss-p 4 2 0 1 Beatty.2b ft 0 4 4 Aiken,lb 3 0 4 1 Colbert.c 4 14 2 Boyle.rf 2 12 0 K’ter.is,3b 3 12 2 Frees rf 2 110 Goff.p 3 0 0 2 Bin'ch’d.c 3 1 S 4 Kiser c 10 10 McM Iin.p 10 0 1 Collit'n.rf 0 0 0 0 Lana'e.ss 2 10 1 M’W’ters.p 10 0 0 Totals 34 9 24 1(1 Totals 3ft 27 U Mt. Pleasant __ ooi 070 20—10 Amsterdam .. __ 300 000 02— 5 Runs—Silvers (2), Johnson. O'Neill, Taylor (2), Lerario (2). Beatty, Goff, Krochins, Brogban. Turman, Aiken. Frees. Errors—Johnson (2). Taylor (2). Beatty *4), Colbert (2), Koustenis, Fabbozzi, Krochina, Blanchfield (2). Runs batted in—Staley, Turman. O’Neill (3), Colbert, Pabbozzi Two-base hit—Frees. Three base hits—Turman (2). Sacrifices— Blanchfield. Double plays—Krochina to Blanchfield to Crochina. Johnson to Beatty to Taylor. Taylor to Beatty. Left on bases —Mt. Pleasant. 0: Amsterdam. 0. Bases on balls—Off McMullin. 5, off Thurman, ft; off Goff, 2. Struck out—By McMullin, 3: by Turman, 1: by McWaters. 1: by Goff. 4. Hits—Off McMullin, 4 In 2J'3 innings: off MrWaters. 1 in 2 innings Losing pitcher —McMullin. Umpire—Mr. Johnson. Other results: Maryland State 202 000 100—5 4 1 Baltimore 011 100 03x—6 9 2 Batteries — Donohue. Silbemagel (ft) and Vittek; Sawickl, Carroll (3) and Beach. New Orleans 000 200 00—2 3 4 Cleveland 000 204 lx—7 10 2 Batteries—Albert. Lehrman (4) and King; Beck. Berischon (6) and Marinko. .Clarksburg. W Va. . 011 301— ft 7 3 Schenectady. N. Y. 352 210—13 12 3 Batteries—Underwood. Johnson (2) and Morchlo: Banczyk and O’Dea, Hutson (ft). Harrisburg. Pa 520 400 40—lfi 12 3 Cambria Cty . Pa. 002 001 01— 4 9 fi ' Batteries—Murray and Kirker: Kutch i and Dzura. 1 Nassau Cty.. N Y. 020 004 300—9 11 4 ! New York City 002 020 000—4 1 3 Batteries—Owens. Hpnt («) and Lan son; Ksivan. De Angellif (2) and King. Today’s Schedule. 12 o'clock—New Orleans vs. Am sterdam, West Ellipse; Cambria County vs. Maryland State, North Ellipse: New York City vs. Clarks burg, w. VaEast Ellipse; Cleve land vs. Nassau County, N. Y.. South Ellipse. 4 p.m.—Johnstown. Pa., vs. Harris burg, West Ellipse: Baltimore vs. Philadelphia, North Ellipse: Brook lyn vs Schenectady. N. Y., East El I lipse. Major League Standings and Schedules __TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1946. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Yesterday** Results. Chi. at New York, rain. St. Louis at Boston, rain. Only games scheduled. Games Today. Cleveland at Wash , 8:30. Chicago at New York <n>. St. Louis at Boston (2). Detroit at Phila. (n). Game. Tomorrow. Cleveland at Wash., 8:30. Detroit at Phila. Chicago at New York (2). St. Louis at Boston. 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Jack was at his best while hand ing out a 10-round beating to Danny Kapilow before 10,046 customers last night at Griffith Stadium here, swarming all over Danny with fast lefts and rights plus that straight up and very effective bolo punch. He looked far better than he did against Willie Joyce and Johnny Greco, two boys who gave him trouble in recent bouts. This fight just about completes Jack’s prep arations for a shot at the welter title, although Manager Chick Wer geles wants him to put on a few more pounds and at the moment is more interested in getting money than titles. Kapilow Takes Punishment. Danny, a rated welter, showed evidence of having been in a real argument after the match. He sported a deep cut over his right eye, result of a last-round butt, and a generally puffy face. Jack on the other hand was unmarked, and didn't even retire to his dressing room afterward, but stayed to wit ness two more fights. Jack used everything in the book i while beating Kapilow and twice | Referee Harry Volkman took points jaway from him for fouling. He ! unleashed a fast swinging left hook j to floor Kapilow in the sixth, and only the bell saved Danny from that one. ringing at the count of six. Jack's bolo punch particularly was damaging in the infighting, and it was this punch, landing low, that j brought occasional warnings from | the referee. Danny’s best weapon as usual was his left hook, and although it I failed to slow Jack when it landed, the Beau admitted afterward that I it hurt him several times. The fight appeared closer to most of the customers than it did to the officials, with Judges Jimmy Sulli van and Dr. Joe Trigg giving Jack every round except the eighth, which was even, and Referee Volk man giving Jack all except the 10th, which he called even. DeChard Gets Good Belting. Rain which started falling before 8 o’clock kept the crowd down, and the gross gate was $42,437.73; the net $32,003.46. me District heavyweight hope of some years ago, Jimmy DeChard, returned after a four-year layoff in the semifeature and was belted freely by A1 Edwards, another local heavy, with Referee Marty Gal ligher awarding Edwards a TKO at the end of the fourth. DeChard was groggy and sported a badly cut right i eye. In other supporting numbers: Frankie Gantt, D. C„ 153 decisioned Keith Goolsby, also D. C„ 147, in four; Baby Beau, Georgia, 139, de cisioned Flat Top Cummings, Wash ington, 145, in five; Artie Brown. Washington, 144, decisioned Norvel Gaddis, likewise Washington, 152'j,: in four; Ed Franklin, local, lSS’u.i TKO over Bob Smith, New York, 219. 2:50 of first; and Stqnewall Jackson. D. C„ 140, decisioned Tay ; lor Williams, New York, 143. in four. Thomas-Powell Clash Features Rec Net Play Gerry Thomas, captain of the I Wilson High School tennis team, was scheduled to clash with Col. N, E. Powell in the feature second round match of the District Recrea tion tenis tournament at 5 p.m. today on the Rock Creek courts. Joe Tewes reached the quarter finals in yesterdays only match when he eliminated Louis Mulitz, 7—5, 6—3. Today’s schedule: Men's singles, fi o'clock—Bob Burgess vs. Morgan Jacob, Leon Forman vs. Mack Taylor. Col. N. E Poweli vs. Gerry Thomas, \ George Warwick vs. Robert Boyer, Bob! Threadglll vs Jim Thomas, BUI Buren vs I Morris Tabet. Dave Smith vs. Marvin I Bacon Men s doubles, 5 o'clock—Herbert and j Smith vs. Cook and Miller, Love and Chlntakanada vs. Kolodny and Sllverstein. Theeman and Pavitt vs. Nelson and Klentz; 6 o'clock. Tewes and Leighton vs. Haney and Ritzenberg. Zerega and Jacob vs. Kane and Fontannini. Mixed doubles, B o’clock—West and Lackland vs. Fritchman and Murchison. Smith and Smith vs. Levy and FTy. Women's singles, 4 o’clock—Carry Root vs Alice Burkowsky: 5 o'clock, Willie Herbert vs Madge Lennon IT WAS RUFF AND TUFF—Beau Jack (right) here is shown driving Danny Kapilow back with an overhand right in the 10th round of their brawl at Griffith Stadium last night, which the colored boy won by unanimous decision. —Star Staff Photo. Feller's Speed-Tested Arm to Menace Nats' Fourth-Place Grip Bob Feller, the pitcher, and the Nats, who haven't been recognized recently 8S hitters, will collide to night at Griffith Stadium and ap proximately two hours later the listing Washington club may be forced to relinquish undisputed tenancy of fourth place. One game behind the stumbling Nats. Cleve land is leading with its ace. Needing 76 more strikeouts to es tablish a major league record of 344 in a season. Feller is expected to pick up a nice chunk of these tonight for the Nats have been in the throes of a hitting slump and they haven't bothered Bob in any of his starts against them this sea son. Feller has a 4-0 record against the Nats this year and earlier fanned 14 Nats in one game and 13 in an other. Feller Hot After Strikeouts. Feller will be shooting for his 22d victory, but equally important to the Indians’ speed specialist is boosting his strikeout total. He al ready has passed the Christy Ma thewson mark of 267 strikeout vic tims by one and now is headed for Rube Waddell's major league record of 343, established 42 years ago. Science will rear its accurate head in a pregame test, with Feller the guinea pig. Bob will fire his first ball past an Army speed measuring machine, otherwise identified as a chronograph to determine the speed of his swift one. . Feller’s speed will be recorded to 1/10,000 of a second by the elec tric beam device used by the Ord nance Deportment to determine the speed of bullets. Bob will be aiming at a mark set by Van Mungo 13 years ago at West Point, where he threw a ball 113Vs feet a second. Here for two games, victory in which would lift them into the first division, the Indians will provide another spectacle specialist tomor row night in George Case, who will sprint 100 yards against the Nats’ fleet Gil Coan. Given a day off yesterday, Gil reported at Grif fith Stadium to practice starts un der Trainer Mike Martin and Stan Stollar, WWDC sports announcer and former Olympic dash man. Haefner Hurling for Nats. Mickey Haefner will be the Nats’ ladies’ night pitcher against Feller. Mickey will be striving for his 11th triumph, while the Nats will be at tempting to snap out of a slump which has seen them lose six of their last eight games and skid to the brink of the second division. Shining through the Nats’ gloom, however, has been the recent de fensive play of Billy Hitchcock at shortstop. Both at New York and Philadelphia on the Nats' recent trip, Hitchcock was a fielding sen sation and apparently needs only to hit more robustly to become an infield fixture. B. H. Army Faces Grid Defeat, Cornell Coach Predicts By the Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 20 — This undoubtedly will come as a blow to rabid Army football follow ers, but the Cadets are due for a beating “once—maybe twice—this season.” That’s from Ed McKeever, Cor nell University grid coach here, tu toring at annual Oklahoma Coaches' Association Clinic. “Don’t get me wrong,” quickly warned McKeever. "It won't be us that does it, but some of the boys will. Army won’t be running and throwing at 17-year-old kids and 4-Fs this season. There are going to be men across the scrimmage line from (Doc) Blanchard and (Glen) Davis.” McKeever isn’t saying who he thinks is going to stop Army, the Nation’s top college grid team last season, but he’s not singing a funeral dirge for Cornell. Fights Last Night PHILADELPHIA. — Wesley Mouzon ! 137, Philadelphia, knocked out Bob j Montgomery, 137, Philadelphia (2). - CLEVELAND—Artie Levine. 16014, Brooklyn, knocked out Charlie Pada I lino, lfiStj, Detroit (2). BROOKLYN.—A1 Pennino. 12114. Brooklyn. stopped Lea Romanello, 13814, Brooklyn (Si. CHICAGO. — Eddie Lander. 13BV4, 1 9.W:?*0- .outpointed Nick Castlglione. 13814, Chicago (8>. , TROY, N. Y.—Melio Bettlna. 1B014. Beacon. N. Y, knocked out Larry I Bouchard. 20414, Montreal (2). ALLENTOWN, Pa—Freddie Russo. 134, Rahway, N, J.. outpointed Joe Carney. 13s, New York (8). PITTSBURGH.—Erv Sarlln. 183. Pittsburgh, outpointed Paul (Buddy) Komar, 184. Boston (10). CINCINNATI.—Clent Conway, 1S3. Cincinnati, outpointed Clayton Worlds. i08, Chicago (10), Speed Record for Lanham Looms in Racing Tonight Mike Josephs and the top-notch drivers racing against him in the West Lanham Speedway midget auto spins tonight are confident that the 25-lap feature will produce a speed record for the Maryland oval. Josephs came close to establishing a new mark last week when he dragged down the purse in the fea ture and he has tuned his doodle bug to perfection for tonight’s at tempt. Pushing him in the scramble will be such stars as Wild Bill Holmes Dutch Schaefer. George Ponder a three-time winner at Lanham, and Charley Miller, runnerup last week BASEBALL TONITE-8:30 P.M. Washington vs. Cleveland AMERICAN LEAGUE PARK Tomorrow—Cleveland— 8:30 P.M. Major Leaders By the Associated Press American League. Batting—Vernon. Washington, .349; Williams. Boston, .339. Runs—Williams. Boston, 118; Pesky, Boston. 99. Runs batted In—Williams, Boston, 106; York. Boston, 98. Hits—Pesky. Boston, 162: Vernon, Washington, 154 Doubles—Spence. Washington. 39; Vernon. Washington, 37. Triples—Edwards. Cleveland, and Lewis. Washington, 11. Home runs—Williams, Boston, 32; Greenberg. Detroit. 25 Stolen bases—Case, Cleveland, 27; I Sttrnweiss, New York, 16. Pitching —• Perriss. Boston. 21-4. .840; Caldwell. Chicago, 10-2, .833. National League. Batting—Musial. St. Louis, .367; Hopp. Boston. .365. Runs—Musial. St. Louis. 87; Stanky, Brooklyn. 74. Runs batted in—Slaughter, St. Louis. 90: Walker, Brooklyn, 87. Hits—Musial. St. Louis. 165; Walker, Brooklyn. 147. Doubles — Musial. St. Louis, 34; Holmes and Herman. Boston. 23. Triples—Musial. St Louis. 13; Walker. Brooklyn, and Cavaretta. Chi cago, 7. Home runs—Mize. New York, 22; j K'.ner, Pittsburgh, 16. Stolen bases—Reiser, Brooklyn, 26; Haas, Cincinnati, 19. Pitching—Higbe, Brooklyn. Rowe, Philadelphia, and Dickson. St. Louis, I 11-4, .733. ' Hopp and Musial Tied For Major Bat Lead By the Associated Press NEW YORK, Aug. 20.—Johnny! Hopp of Boston has mcfved into a first-place tie with Stan Musial of; St. Louis for the National League batting lead, according to averages, | including Sunday’s games, but Mickey Vernon of Washington still j ;held a comfortable 10-polnt margin1 'in the American. j i Although Hopp appeared in only j two games during the last week he; ! collected two hits in five trips to advance into a tie at .365 with I Musial, whose hot batting pace slipped off four points. Dixie Walker of Brooklyn clung ! to third place at .359, followed by [Johnny Mize of New York, whose 'average remained .339 because he i remained out with a hand injury. ! Sid Gordon of New York, who was ’ not in the top 10 a week ago, ; climbed into fifth place at .307. one point ahead of Boston’s Billy Her man at .306. I Following are the 10 leading 'hitters in each league, based on 300 or more times at bat: NATIONAL LEAGUE. Player Club G. AB. R H. PCT Musial, St. Loull. Ill 446 86 16.’! .365 Hopp. Boston __ 00 318 53 116 .365 Walker. Brooklyn 106 410 57 147 .360 Mize. New York 100 375 70 127 .330 Gordon. New York 04 322 45 99 .301 Herman. Boston . 91 330 46 101 .300 Cavarretta. Chi. 104 376 70 113 .301 Stanky, Brooklyn 90 327 74 98 .300 Slaughter, 8. L— 111 432 68 129 .290 Holmes, Boston 104 389 55 116 ,29 AMERICAN LEAGUE. Player Club. G. AB R. H PCT Vernon. Wash. Ill 441 70 154 .34! Williams. Boston. 116 404 118 137 .330 Pesky. Boston _ 115 479 99 162 .33r Appling. Chicago 111 428 45 137 .320 DIMaggio, Boston 107 401 65 127 .311 Edwards, Cleve... 91 334 54 106 .311 Kell. Detroit 92 354 31 110 .308 Boudreau. Cleve. 114 .426 43 130 .300 McCosky. Phila. . 92 320 38 98 ,306 Stephens. 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ATIontic 4600 Sisler's Spurt at Bat Has Cards in Thick Of Pennant Fight By Jack Hand Associated Press Sports Writer Dick Sisler, the forgotten man of the St. Louis Cardinals since his early season failure at first base, is changing the jeers to cheers at Sportsmans Park with his clutch hitting in the Redbirds’s drive to catch the first-place Brooklyn Dodgers, who lead by l'i games. The son of the great George Sisler started the campaign as the regular Cardinal first sacker, prompting Manager Eddie Dyer to okay the sale of Ray Sanders to Boston. When Sisler failed to hit big league pitching. Dyer gave him a rest. Sisler “flopped” on a second try. Dyer tried him in left field August 9 and he has hit at a .310 clip since he regained a regular job. Last night the brawny youngster started the Birds off to a 6-0 romp over Cincinnati on a dougle with the bases loaded in the first inning. Young Sisler's father now is one of the top talent scouts for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Sisler has to share top billing with Ken Burkhardt, who shut out the Reds with eight scattered hits, the fourth time he has whipped Cin cinnati this season. St. Louis' shutout over Cincinnati was the only scheduled game in the National and was the only big league game played, as threatening weather forced postponement of Chicago New York and St. Louis-Boston tilts in the American League. Brownell's 68 Helps FBI Tie Map Team . Bobby Brownell, playing without a partner, shot a 68 at Indian Spring yesterday to help FBI gain a 3-3 tie with Army Map Service in a Class A match of the Federal Golf Asso ciation. Brownell swept 3 points from Fuller and Kedar. In the other match, Popolaski and Rudd of Army Map won, 3—0, over Beall and Hair. TEXAS LEAGUE. Oklahoma City. 2: San Antonio, 1. Dallas. 6: Shreveport, 3. Houston. 12: Tulsa, 0. Fort Worth, 4; Beaumont. S. • — Murphy Plans Battle For Baseball Union As Players Vote By th« Associated Press PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20.—Mem bers of the Pittsburgh Pirates base ball team go to the polls today in the first collective bargaining elec tion in baseball history. In that vote, they can either tell Robert Murphy to say good-by to his dream of a labor union for baseball players—at least for the time be ing—or they can approve his Amer ican Baseball Guild as their bar gaining unit. Murphy said he holds membership cards for 26 Pirates. Thirty-one are eligible to vote in balloting from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. To rumors that the ball players had cooled toward the union since last June when they almost went out on strike, Murphy answered: “The players definitely feel that if they don't vote for the guild, the Player-Management Committee will mean nothing. The players feel the club owners will forget all about them if nothing is hanging over their heads.” Other “Tricks” Up His Sleeve. Pressed as to his plans if the Pirates, despite his expectations, vote against the guild, Murphy de clared: “I still have some tricks up my sleeve. Don’t forget they thought I was licked before.” Earlier, the young Boston lawyer turned union organizer, had said the guild's future “depends on what happens in Pittsburgh.” At Indianapolis, Banker Frank McKinney, new president of the club, expressed surprise when he was told Murphy had announced he was meeting with the players in Chicago. Said McKinney: ‘‘I thought this was to be an elec tion free of interference or co ercion. In Pittsburgh, I had in tended to hold a dinner for the players, but decided to hold off until after the election. We do not want to attempt to influence or coerce the players.” In any event, the Chicago session was not held. ‘‘We agreed not to hold the meet ing at the last minute so as not to jeopardize the players’ standing with the owners,” said Murphy. Crosby Withholds Comment. Murphy said he had talked to Bing Crosby, one of the new owners | of the club. i “I asked him whether he preferred an illegal company union such as the player-management organiza tion or a legitimate union like the guild,” reported Murphy. ‘‘I called him because he is an active labor man himself. He said he wasn’t familiar enough with the Pirate setup now, but would be glad to make a statement at a later time." Charles M. Christler. regional di rector of the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, which ordered the election, said a simple majority of the players voting is sufficient to make the guild the club's bargain ing agent for a year. Even should only one player vote and he favors the guild, the vote would be binding, Christler said. The National Labor Relations Board refused to take jurisdiction in the case. D. C. Junior Golfer Defeated Special Dispatch to The Star DETROIT, Aug. 20.—Marvin Wor sham of Washington, D. C„ bowed out in the first round of match play in the National Junior golf cham pionship here yesterday to Bob Morefield of Los Angeles, 2 and 1. Worsham qualified for the cham pionship flight with a 75. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Kansas City, 3—♦ ; Columbus. 2—S. Minneapolis. 4—3: Indianapolis. 1—4, Louisville, 2; St. Paul, 1. (Only games.) INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE. Buffalo, 6; Rochester, 2. Baltimore, 7: Syracuse, 4. (Only games.) »-—I... .- --. I —■ Cyclist, 72, Rides 90 Miles in 9 Hrs. ly the AnociaUd Prc» WILDWOOD, N. J., Aug, 20 Max Bittorf, 72-year-old mem ber of the Veterans’ Boxers As sociation, unkinked his legs to day after completing his fourth annual bicycle trip from Phila delphia, a distance of 90-odd miles. Bittorf, father of nine girls, including three sets of twins, completed the trip in nine hours and said he would have made better time but for a head wind and slippery road. Refreshed by Delay, U. S. Doubles Fields To Open Play Today •y th« Associated Press BROOKLINE, Mass., Aug. 20.— Refreshed by the 24-hour respite provided by a northeast storm, the fields in the overcrowded national doubles tennis tournaments were promised favorable weather today for their opening engagements at the Longwood Cricket Club. Many of the 350 entries, repre senting 10 nations, in the seven divisions welcomed yesterday'* washout, especially those in the men’s and women's competition who came here after a strenuous week at the Newport Casino and the Essex County Club in nearby Manchester. The two outstanding tandems in the 44-team men’s division. Defend ing Champions Bill Talbert of Wil mington, Del., and Gardnar Mulloy of Miami, and Ted Schroeder and Jack Kramer of Los Angeles, are seeking their third wins in this event and permanent possession of their divisional trophies. Bill Til den and Vinnie Richards were the last to retire such silver bowls in 1922. beeaea nrst on the foreign list, which includes representatives of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Can ada, Chile, Ecuador, England, France and the Philippines, were the French team of Yvon Petra, recent Wimbledon singles winner, and Pierre pellizza. They were fol lowed, in order, by Alejo Russell and Enrique Morea of Argentina, Derek Barton and Anthony Mat tram of England and Harry Hop man and Robert Barnes of Australia. California's Margaret Osborne and Louise Brough will attempt to write new tennis history in the women's doubles by winning those titles for the fifth year in a row. The only other seeded pairs were Pauline Betz of Los Angeles and Doris Hart i of Miami, and the two foreign sets : of entries. Mrs. Kay Stammers Menzies and Mrs. Jean Nicol Bos tock of England and Canada’s Mrs. P. Rapell Adams from Ottawa and Jean Burritt from Toronto. Also on this week's Longwood schedule are the men’s and women's veteran doubles, the father-son and women veteran singles, all for na tional championships and a wom en’s invitation tourney will be a hand-picked list of this country's top 14 players and the British girls. GPO, Beaten in Tourney Opener, Faces Holyoke Special Dispatch to The Star SYRACUSE. N. Y., Aug. 20.— Washington's Government Printing Office team faced the Holyoke (Mass.) nine in today’s second round of the American Legion junior base ball sectional tourney after dropping a 10-7 decision to Trenton, N. J„ in the opener yesterday. Winner of the game will tangle with Trenton tonight. The New Jer sey club can take the title by win ning, but a playoff will be necessary tomorow if Trenton loses. Trenton_ino 100 440—10 IS 2 Washington . . 100 000 033— 7 11 8 Freeman, Wilson and Page; Duvall and Moulden. VALLEY FORGE DISTRIBUTING COMPANY Washington i, D. C.