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Washington, D. C., Saturday, May 10, 1947—A—11 *
Win, Lose, or Draw
By FRANCIS E. STANN
Star Staff Correspondent
Assault Is Turf's Undisputed Glamour Boy
BALTIMORE, May 10.—There 1» a new glamour boy of the
American turf, glamour In horse racing usually meaning the where
withal to keep body and soul together, plus a few luxuries of life.
The name is Assault and when he romped home in the Dixie Handi
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won ior his owner, Bob Kleberg, who really
doesn't need it. Not as badly as most of us, any
way.
Assault has just passed Armed, an older cam
paigner, as a money-winner, now the King Ranch's
glamour lad is drawing a bead on the second
ranking winner of all time—Stymie. Barring in
jury, Assault is almost certain to surpass Stymie's
winnings of $518,285 in a matter of weeks, where
upon Whirlaway's world record of $561,161 will
be the target.
People have been known to lie awake and
dream of owning a critter that can make half a
iiiAAAiUii uuuaio iui mem, cuiu eu use at ua>uica&
Franeii st*nn. and buy themselves a yearling. But very few nags
ever pay for themselves. The Whirlaways, Stymies, Assaults,
Armedses, Seabiscuits and Sun Beaus are few and far between.
Some buy them cheap (Seabiscuit was a cheap purchase), and
some pay important money. William Helis of ffew Orleans, for in
stance, paid more than $60,000 for a yearling named Pericles, who
never won a race. Movieman Harry L. Warner paid $200,000 for
Stepfather, who ran jn the Derby and seemed to be running on a
treadmill.
The Pre-lnflation Critterjs Stand No Chance
But people still try to hit the jackpot—rich folks, poor folks,
people who don't need a half million and people who'd settle for a
lot less. And nowadays they are trying harder than ever because the
Jackpot is so much bigger in these days of free money and high stakes.
Sun Beau and the other big winners of bygone years don't stand
& chance to go down in history with today's racers in the bring-home
the-bacon department. As a 3-year-old, Assault, won the triple
crown—Derby, Preakness and Belmont—and established a new all
time money winning record for one year with $424,195. Man O' War's
best was only $166,140 in 1920.
Today the Kentucky Derby is worth a net of more than $90,000
to the winner. The Preakness is even richer and the Belmont is an
other SlOO.OOO-added race. The Arlington Classic and the Santa
Anita Handicap and Derby are three more $100,000-added races. The
big money is there to make it a tempting, bulging pot at the end
-» of the rainbow. ·
War Admiral's Preakness Worth Only $45,600
The gross value of the Preakness today, with ali starters, was
$138,140, with each of the starters except the supplemental entries
Cornish Knight, Bullet Proof or On Trust—standing to net $98,016
if he wins. Back in 1883 the winner, Buddhist, picked up only $1,130
for his owner
As recently as 10 years ago, the great champion, War Admiral,
won the Preakness and earned less than half of what today's winner
collected—$45,600. The year before, 1936, Bold Venture's victory was*
worth only $27,325.
The Derby once was worth only $2,850 net to the winner. This
year it was worth more than 32 times that amount.
Some one once cried, "My kingdom for a horse!" It would have
to be a considerable kingdom to make the deal worthwhile for the
owners of Whirlaway, Stymie and Assault, especially the latter. The
glamour boy is only 4 years old and he's ^ot his sights set on be
coming the all-time money winner. I like his chances.
Tech, Western Due in P/ayoffs
With Coolidge and Eastern
xesicraays Kesiuis.
Coolidge· 15: Central. 5.
Eastern, β: Western. 5.
Anacostia, 6; Roosevelt, 2.
Team Standings.
W. L. W V.
Coolidge 5 0 Wilson 2 'Λ
Eastern .. - f> ο Anacostia — 1 4
Tech _ 4 ! Central _ Ο 5
Western 3 2 Roosevelt .0 5 :
Games Tuesday. Games Friday. |
Westn. at Roosevelt. Tech at Western. !
Eastern at Tech. RooseveJt at Central
Cent, at Anacostia. Eastern at Coolidge.
Coolidge at Wilson. Wilson at Anacostia
By George Huber
The four schools now in the first
division—Coolidge, Eastern, Tech!
and Western—probably will be the
four in the District public high
baseball championship playoff se-!
ries beginning on May 20. It would
take a real upset—a Wilson triumph
over Coolidge or a Roosevelt win
over Western—to make a difference. !
Coolidge, defending champion, ■
and Eastern have locks on playoff
berths after winning their fifth
straight yesterday. The Colts
trimmed Central, 15-3, behind Tex
Jones' two-hit pitching, while the
Ramblers nosed out Western, 6-5,;
despite getting less hits than the
losers. The same happened as Ana
costia topped Roosevelt, 6-2, to es
cape the cellar. The Indians col
lected only one hit while the Rough
Riders got three.
Tex's two-hitter was his second
this year. He fanned 17 and passed
5. and also was a power at the
plate, with two doubles and a single/
Aiso neiping was tne Dig oat or bat
terymate Stan King, who whacked
out a double and a pair of singles.
The Colts collected 13 hits off three
Central hurlers and had five-run
innings in the second and third and
got four more in the sixth.
The Ramblers scored all their runs
against Western in the first inning,
after which Poochie Negri relieved
Starting Pitcher Fred Cohoon and
gave up only one hit the rest of the
way. Leadoff Man Francis Wesley
started with a single, and before the
side was retired two more hits, two
bases on balls, two hit bàtsmen, a
couple of errors and a pair of balks
resulted in six markers.
Don Strain's triple sparked West
ern's rally for two runs in the first !
frame, and the Red Raiders came !
back with three more in the fifth
on three hits, an error and a base
on balls.
Bernie Mead pitcher a one-hitter
at Anacostia, but his own wildness;
plus errors by teammates spoiled
his game. The Indians collected four
of their six runs in the third frame
without making a hit. Four passes,
two errors and four passed balls did
the damage. Only single oft Mead
was by Max Pheasant in the fourth,
and he completed the circuit on two
passed balls.
Only homer around the league yes
terday was by Roosevelt's Wilbur
Lavistack in the seventh with one on.
Worsham Trails Trio
In Houston Open Golf
By the Associated Press
HOUSTON, Tex., May 10.—The
field trimmed to some twoscore
players, Houston's $10,000 Open
Golf tournament rolled ' into its
third round today with BoUby Locke
of South Africa, Ellsworth Vines of
Los Angeles and Herman Keiser of ι
Akron. Ohio, locked in a tie for
the leadership at 138 strokes for 36
holes—6 under par. -
Locke laid down a five-under 67
and Keiser duplicated it, while Vines
shot a 68 yesterday as the three
overhauled Jim Ferrier of San
Francisco and Lew Worsham o'
Washington. D. C.—the first-round
leaders.
Worsham shot a 71 and Ferrier a
12, the former dropping into a tie
with Johnny Palmer of Badin, Ν. C.,
at 140 and Ferrier falling to 141.
Co-favorites Jfmmy Demaret and
Ben Hogan found Memorial Park's
rugged layout hard to handle. Ho
gan again shot par 72 and Demaret
v as one under, but hiS three-over
75 on the first round held him down
to a tie for 18th place.
Tied at 142 were George Schoux,
F.-ed Haas. jr.. and Harry Todd.
The final round is scheduled to- i
morrow.
Fin Stars Poised
For Stiff est Test
Washington's sternest bowling
test will open tomorrow night at
7:30 at Colonial Village with
virtually all of the area's top
flight male pinbusters shooting
for the metropolian match
game championship.
Half the field will be eliminated
after each 4-out-of-7-game group
of matches.
If more tnan 32 entrants appear,
they will be accepted only in mul
tiples of four. The entry fee is $10.
The second and third rounds will
be run the following Sunday and
the semi-finals and final a week
later. Previous winners: 1946.
Jack Talbert: 1945. Ed Blakeney;
1944, Bud Guethler, and 1943,
Bill King.
I
Louise Suggs Opposes
Miss Kirby for Title
By the Associated Pre»»
ATLANTA, May 10.—Medalist
Louise Suggs of Lithia Springs. Ga.,
teed off today in the finals of the
Southern Women's Golf Champion
?hip in an effort to accomplish what
she hasn't been able to do before in
competition—defeat Dorothy Kirby
of Atlanta.
Miss Suggs and Miss Kirby, both
members of the Capitol City Clubi
here, gave the 32d annual event an
all-Georgia atmosphere for the third
time in its history by finishing
strong yesterday in the semifinals.
Miss Kirbj, the 1937 champion.'
beat Polly Riley of Port Worth. 2-1,
liter blowing a 4-up lead, while
Miss Suggs, the 1941 winner and;
medalist this year, downed the de
fending champion, Mrs. Estelle Law
son Page of Chapel Hill, N. C., 1
up
The final is over the 36-hole route.
18 holes in the morning and 18 this
afternoon.
W.-L. Girls Triumph
Pauline Beeton's home run with;
two aboard sparked Washington-Lee j
Highs girls' softbail team to an 8-5
win over George Washington High
lassies at G. W. yesterday.
Minor baseball
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Portland, 4: Sacramento, a.
Hollywood, β: Los Angeles. 5.
Seattle, 7; Oakland, 5. «
San Diego, 15: San Francisco. 8.
INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE.
Buffalo, 4; Syracuse, 3.
Baltimore, ·'!; Rochester, 0.
Montreal, rt; Jersey City, 3.
Toronto. 10· Newark. 1
TEXAS LEAGUE.
Beaumont. ;i—0: Fort Worth, 0—3.
Shrevtport. 3: Dallas. X.
Houston. 14: Tulsa, β.
Oklahoma City, ill: San Antonio, 4.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.
Minneapolis. 10: Milwaukee. 4.
Only Ramr
. , SOU HERN ASSOCIATION.
H. Memphis. M.
vaST»,?00",· S; Binnintham. s.
NÎihol',f· Mobile. 1.
Ne* Orleans. i: Chattanooga. 0.
.WESTERN LEAGUE.
Omana. ·■>. Des Xîoines, 4
Sioux City. 6: Denver. 4.'
Pueblo. Lincoln. 1
Γ >. SOl',TP ATLANTIC LEAGUE.
rvSnmkiTii r· ?r*enviUi. 6.
Columbus, o. Columbia, l
vrh.^iSt??: L s*v»anah. 1.
Macon, 13: Augusta, 11
eastern league.
All games postponed.
■%
Record Crowd Jams Pimlic
Jet Pilot and Phalanx
Rated Co-Favorites,
With Faultless Third
(Continued Prom First Page.)
were likely to wind up in the betting
as 2-to-l favorites, followed by
Faultless and On Trust, who r»n
third and fourth, respectively, in the
Derby.
With the track fast at dawn, and
with no prospect of Pimlico's strip
being as slow as it was at Churchill
Downs, Jet Pilot seemed unlikely
to be an out-and-out favorite. The
Pilot was being knocked down by
the Phalanx and Faultless trade,
which was convinced that Mrs.
Graham's colt won a week ago only
because of a singular liking to an
off track. Jet Pilot beat Phalanx
in the Derby by a scant head, with
Faultless a head behind the Whitney
entry.
Faces New Challengers.
Phalanx, Faultless and On Trust
were the only three of the six Derby
candidates to chase Jet Pilot, by
Blenheim II and out of Black Wave,
to the finish line in the mile and a
quarter Derby. Although none
showed much in Kentucky, Edward
S. Moore's Riskolator. Mrs. M. E.
Whitney's Bullet Proof and William
Helis' Cosmic Bomb were to try
again today.
In addition, Jet Pilot found some
new challengers on the scene,
namely, Mrs. Β. K. Douglas' Secnav,
the King Ranch's Contest, Edward
J. Bax's King Bay and the Canadian
galloper, Cornish Knight.
The race, which was to be broad
cast ovpr WRC in Washington, was
On Trust Receives
Water by Plane
By the AuociaUd Pr«i
BALTIMORE, May 10. —On
Trust., the California thorough
bred who drew the coveted No. 1
post position in today's Preak
ness, is getting his drinking water
direct from home.
Within 30 minutes of arrival
from California yesterday four
5-gallon jugs of water were deliv
ered by air freight to On Trust's
owner, Earl Stice.
to start at 4:10 p.m., Washington
time.
The Maine Chance Farm stable,
owned by Mrs. Graham, was confi
dent that Jet Pilot would run as well
on a fast track as he did over Louis
ville's cuppy oval. Past perform
ances indicated as much and thus it
remained for the other rivals, par
ticularly Phalanx and Faultless, to
prove that Kentucky's off course
handicapped them to such an extent
that Jet Pilot, who made every post
a winning one, "stole" the Blue
Grass classic.
Controversy Over Derby.
The 1947 Derby was one of the
njost controversial In history. Back
ers of Phalanx, while not openly
accusing Jockey Eddie Arcaro of
a poor ride, thought he could have
done better during the first half
mile and thus accounted for ' the
one-foot margin which separated
Phalanx from Jet Pilot at the wire.
Backers of Faultless and On Trust
believed that a faster track would
prove their champions superior to
Mrs. Graham's cold on a true strip.
On the other hand, Veteran
Trainer Tom Smith was going down
the line for Jet Pilot, who also has
won over hard, fast courses. "On a
good track today," he said, "they
may catch him but they won't beat
him."
Not much was expected of the
Preakness rivals which did not start
in the Derby—Cornièh Knight, King
Bay, Contest and Secnav. They
obviously were not ready for the
May 3 run and in each instance the ;
owner apparently was hoping to
pull a rabbit from the hat. It was
doubtful if any of these would show
enoori offer G fnrlrvnare
No Record Breaker Expected.
The Run for the Black-Eyed j
Susans—which really are dyed
daisies because the real susans are
not in abundance at this time of
the year—was not expected to pro
iuce any record breaker. Not even
Jet Pilot's fondest boosters, nor
those of Phalanx, were looking for
something special in the Way of
time and performance. This ap
pears to be a year in which no
Triple Crown beauty will come forth.
In the draw for post positions. Jet
Pilot drew No. 7 in the starting stall.
Phalanx was . No. 8. with On Trust
in No. 1 and Faultless in No. 2. j
Whether this waff a matter of im
port remained to be seen. A week 1
igo Jet Pilot was No. 13 'on the j
jutside) and yet Eric. Guerin gotj
Mrs. Graham's colt off in front and I
stayed there.
Tonight they'll be toasting the !
Preakness winner. If it's Jet Pilot]
ne'll stand to join the most exclu-1
sive club of all, providing he wins!
,he Belmont. As of now the mem-j
oership is composed of Sir Barton j
11919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha!
11935), War Admiral (1937), Whirl- !
ι way < 1941 > and Assault <1946). J
Major Statistics
Saturday, May 10, 1947.
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Yesterday's Results.
Chicago. 2: Detroit. 1.
Cleveland 4: St. Louis, 3 (II innings).
Others not scheduled.
Standing of the Clubs.
W. L. Pet. G.B.
Chicago 11 7 .611
Cleveland 8 6 .571 1
Detroit ... 9 7 .563 1
3oston 10 8 .556 1
Sew York _ 8 8 500 2
Washington 6 6 .500 2
"hiladelphia ... 7 10 .412 3»4
5t. Louis ... 6 13 .316 5H
Games Today. Garnet Tomorrow.
Phil at Wash., 3:00. Phila. at Waah. (5).
Ν. V. at Boston. Ν. Y. at Boston.
Detroit at Chicago. Detroit at Chi. (3).
Cleve. at St. L. tn). Cleve. at St. L.
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Yesterday'· Results.
Boston. 6: New York. ".
Chicago 5: Cincinnati. 1.
Philadelphia, rt: Brooklyn, δ (11 innings)
Others not scheduled.
Standing of the Clubs.
W. L. Pet. G.B.
Boston 12 6 .667
Chicago ....— 12 6 .667
Srookiyn 10 6 .625 . |
^ttsburgh 8 8 .500 3
'hiladelphia ... 9 11 .450 4
iew York 6 9 .400 4^ j
Cincinnati 8 12 .400 5
St. Louis 5 12 .294 6 Η
Games Today. Games
Boston at New York. Boston at Ν. Y. <2>.
Srooklrn at Phila. Br'klyn at Phila. (2).
Jt. L. at Pittsburgh. St. L. at Plttb'th (Ϊ).
rhicago at Cine. Chicago at Cine. (J).
LADY IN THE LAKE—When Louise Suggs' ball went into a pond
during the semifinal of the Southern Women's Golf Tourney at
Atlanta yesterday, she removed her shoes, stepped into the
water and blasted it out. Miss Suggs defeated Mrs. Estelle Page
to enter the finals. —AP Wirephoto.
Lineup for Preakness Today
ty th· Associated Press
Lineup for the $100,000-added 57th Preakness today at Pimllco over
a mile and three-sixteenths course with all carrying 126 pounds. (Post
time, 4:10 p.m. Washington time.)
P.P. Horse. Owner. 'Jockey. Prob. Odd.
1 On Trust E*rl 8tlce & Sont Johnny Longden 10-1
2 Faultless Warren Wright Doug Dodson 4-1
3 Rlskolater .· Edward 8. Moore Will Balzarettl 30-1
4 Bullet Proof Mrs Mary E. Whitney Wayne Wright J 2-1
ft Secnav Mrs. Barcley 1C. Douglas Conn McCreary 30-1
β Contest, Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. Warren Mehrten» 60-1
7 Jet Pilot Mrs. Elizabeth Oraham Eric Guerin 2-1
8 Phalanx —C. V Whitney-Abe Hewitt Eddie Arcaro 2-1
β Cosmic Bomb -.William Hells Shelby Clark .25-1
10 King Bay ..Bernard J. Bax, Jr Bobby Campbell 30-1
11 Cornish Knight Edward P. Taylor-- _ A1 8nider . 20-1
Gross value. $138,140. Net value, #95,140 (for Bullet Proof, Cornish Knight,
on Trust); or $98.005 (for others). "
Bobo Insists Hudson and Wynn
Are Potential 20-Game Winners
By Burton Hawkins
Bobo Newsom says the Nats have
a couple of potential 20-game win
ners in their midst and—surprise— j
he isn't referring to Bobo Newsom1
as one of them. Sid Hudson and
Early Wynn are Bobo's candidates
for the select circle and in diving
overboard on both of them Newsom
executes a fancy double gainer.
"Thev have all the equipment
they need," says Bobo in a burst
of enthusiasm. "They have yotith,
strength and plenty of stuff to be
consistent winners. Any 20-game
winner needs a few breaks and a
club that can get some runs, and we
have that sort of team.
"Hudson is a smart pitcher for
the first time in his life. He has
learned he can't blow fhat fast ball
past good hitters all the time, so
he's giving 'em something else to
look at along with that fast ball.
He's thinking now and he ought to
be one of the league's top pitchers
this year.
Convinced They Can Do It.
"I told Wynn and Hudson in j
spring training that both of themj
ought to win 20 games and rhaven't
seen any reason to change my mind.
In fact, I'm convinced more than
ever that they can do it. Wynn will
get better in hot weather because
his weight will come down.
"This club has great spirit, Bobo,"
continued Bobo. "All the boys are
talking pennant now and that's a
good thing. You don't win pennants
unless you believe you can. Well,
we're seen the other clubs and we
haven't seen anything to be scared
of. We've got an even chance to ;
win that pennant.
"We've got five potential .300!
hitters in Joe Grace, Buddy Lewis.:
Stan Spence, Mickey Vernon and
Cecil Travis. With the exception
of Lewis, none of 'em has been hit
ting like they can, still we've broken
even in 12 games. I think the fact
that we've played .500 ball is
miraculous simply because we
haven't played enough to keep in
shape.
"All Walter Masterson needs to
be a big winner is confidence. He's
capable of having a fine year.
Mickey Haefner and I should be in
there helping, too. I'll get going
soon. We have seven or eight pitch
ers capable of starting and giving
us good games. We have a pitching
staff with depth and ability. We're
gonna be tough to beat."
Wynn Faces Athletics.
Wynn was to seek his third victory
today as the Philadelphia Athletics
invaded for the opener of a four
game series, with Hudson and Mas
terson slated to oppose the A's in
a double-header tomorrow. Newsom
will face Philadelphia in the Nats'
first night game on Monday.
Philadelphia converged on Griffith
Stadium with a three-game winning
streak and one o{ the league's hot-1
test hitters in George Binks, the;
ex-Nat who has prompted the
benching of powerful Sam Chap
man.
Beaten by the Nats, 4-3, at Phil
adelphia in their only previous
clash, the A's have gained recogni
tion as a more respected team.
Nestled in seventh place with a
7-10 record, the Athletics have
dropped six games by a margin of
ane run. The Nats, idle since Sun
day, carried a two-game winning
streak against the Athletics.
Stymie Tries 3d Time
To Win First '47 Race
By th· Associated Press
NEW YORK, May 10.—Stymie, the
world's second highest money-win
ning horse, tries todav. for the third
time to win his first race of the 1947
season.
Fifth in a six-furlong sprint race
several weeks ago and fourth a week
ago in the Grey Lag Handicap, Mrs.
Ethel Jacobs' 6-year-old is top
weighted at 124 pounds—with Walter
Jeffords' Pavot in the $25,000 Met
ropolitan Mile Handicap at Belmont
Park.
Pavot, noted morr as a sprinter
than Stymie, ruled a slight favorite
in the early odds, but the race gen
erally was regarded as wide open.
Lets Dance and Coincidence, both of
whom finished ahead of Stymie in
the Grey Lag; Gallorette, Pellicle,
Buzfuz, King Dorsett, Brown Mogul,
Larky Day, Plumper, Jeep, The
Shaker, Vertigo II and Calvados
complete the 15-horse field.
Hoya Golfers to Meet
Navy, Penn in Playoffs
Spacial Dispatch to Th· Star
ANNAPOLIS, May 10.—George
town University's golf team met
Penn and Navy in a continuation
of the Eastern League's Section 4
playoffs here today. The Hoyas had
to win both matches, while Vir
ginia was losing one of its two
tests if G. U. was to remain in
the running for the finals next
week.
Virginia's 6-3 victory over the
Hoyas and Navy's 8-1 rout of Penn j
in yesterday's matches both were
registered as surprises. In a col
lege golf oddity, Georgetown won
! both individual matches in the sec- ■
lond foursome, but lost the best bail1
1 point and Virginia duplicated the !
I feat in the third foursome.
In the third match today Penn
met Virginia. If any two teams tie
with a 2-won and 1-lost standing,
a playoff will be held tomorrow to
determine the Atlantic City repre
1 sentative.
Wenzel Golf Champion
Fifth Time in a Row
William H. Wenzel of Kenwood
md Congressional Clubs is the
;hampion golfer of the Washing
;on-Baltimore Men's Wear Group
'or the fifth straight time, although
ie was forced into a playoff to re
;ain his honors in. a semiannual
)uting at Manor Country Club yes
crday. Wenzel and Victor Lebow
iad 81s but Wenzel took the playoff
jn the second extra hole.
Abe Bloomberg won low net with
LOI-27—74 over Irving Kovens with
104-29—75. Don Buckingham won
:he driving contest with a 230-yard
iverage.
Softball League to Meet
Managers of teams in the Junior
Police and Citizens' Corps Softball
League will meet at 7 o'clock tonight
at 720 Barry place NN.W. Any
teams whose players are not over 18
ire invited to send representatives
if they care to join the league.
Schedules and rules will be drawn
up for play starting May 24.
Bethesda Girls Score
Bethesda high girls softball tean:
trimmed Holton Arms, 24-4. in r
Γίνε-inning softball game yesterday.
Fights Last Night
By th· Associated Press
BOSTON.— Ike Williams. 13PVS,
Trenton. N. J . outpointed Ralph Za
nelll. 141 Providence (10): nontitle.
DETROIT—Lee Q. Murray, 511,
Norwalk. Conn , outpointed Jimmy
Bivlcs, 185. Cleveland (10).
BALTIMORE—Terry Moore. Ι4β*4,
Baltimore, outpointed Rudy Campa.
13β, Ne* York (10).
NEW YORK—Willie Beltram 13β.
New York, outpointed A1 Ouido. 14uV«.
New York (10).
ft
Decker-McCoy Clash
To Feature Net Match
Charlotte Decker and Mrs. Pearl
McCoy, two of the town's top-rank
ing players, will meet in the feature
singles engagement tomorrow when ;
the Nationals and Wardman Park !
meet in a Women's Tennis League ,
match at Sixteenth and Kennedy
streets at 2 p.m.
Elen Oberti, an outstanding junior i
star who last year won a berth in !
the Sears Junior Cup matches, will j '
meet Mrs. Eleanore Fishburn in an- ;
other potentially hot match.
Vols Re-sign Bob Neyland
KNOXVILLE, Tenr... May 10 (/P).—
Bob Neyland is signed to a new five- !
year contract as Tennessee's football
coach. Salary was undisclosed, but
it was believed he got an increase
over the $15,000 per year of the old
contract which still had two years
to run.
Hoyas, Mountaineers
Clash Here Today;
C. U. Meets A. U.
Georgetown and Catholic Univer
sity nines each placed four-game
winning streakr~bn the line today
and -both were favored to make it
five as the Hoyas entertained West
Virginia and the Cards played host
to American University in 2:30 col
lege baseball games.
George Washington remained in
Lexington, Va., Where the Colonials
merely stepped across the street
from the site of yesterday's 5-1 loss
to Washington and Lee to meet
V. M. I. in a Southern Conference
clash. When the Colonials scored
their only run against the Generals
in the eighth it was the first run
given up by W.-L. hurlers in 27 in
nings. The Washington boys in the
Generals' lineup aided in the scor
ing, Don Hillock, with a double and
a triple, and Fred Vinson, Jr., with
a double.
Leftfielder Farnham of Catholic
U. protected the Cards' winning
streak against Johns Hopkins yes
terday when he barked up against
the wire fence in deep left in the
ninth to haul down Loy's potential
home run, which would have been
the tying run. C. U. won, 8-5, at
home.
Maryland's five-game winning
streak was shattered as North
Carolina pounded out an 11-3
triumph at College Park for the
Tar Heels' 11th triumph in 14 games.
Reynolds made two of Maryland's
three hits.
Charley Kligman of American U„
who made the last out as a pinch
hitter in the Eagles' 15-14 loss to
Mount St. Mary's yesterday on the
A. U. field, took the mound against
C. U. in today's Mason Dixon Con
ference clash. The Eagles could not
hold a 9-3 lead over the Mounts and
lost despite some slugging by Fugler
and Hassett*.
West Virginia pounded out a 17-5
triumph over the Quantico Marines
in a tuneup for the Georgetown
QBLlAkXi.
Gross Golf Honors in Big
Field Won by Mrs. Mason
Mrs. Joseph Mason, the former
Des Moines City golf champion who
passed up Keefer Cup play this
week, captured gross honors over a
field of 52 at Washington Golf and
Country Club yesterday, the largest
weekly tournament turnout in sev
eral years. Mrs. Mason posted an
87.
Blind bogey winners were Mrs.
R. D. Young, 108-30-78; Mis. G. H.
Bailey, 94-16-78; Mrs. R. L. Brister,
111-36-75; Mrs. R. H. Lady, 109-25
84, and Mrs. H. B. Willev, 105-21
84, tied "for low net. Low putts went
to Mrs. M. H. Dinneen with 31.
Pour players tied with net 42s in
the Best Nine holes, minus half
handicap tournament, at Congres
sional Country Club. Mrs. George
Fitton had 56-14-42; Mrs. J. C. Out
ler, 58-16-42; Mrs. E. A. Swingle,
55-13-42, and Mrs. F. G. Await, 48
6-42. Mrs. J. S. Myers won low putts
with 30.
Service Sales Takes Lead
In City Duckpin Tourney
Service Sales Store of the South
east League is the new class A team
leader in the Washington City duck
pin tournament running at Hyatts
irille. Marty Alexander's 188 game
spprked Service Sales to a 30-1842
total as it moved to the top last
light.
There was no change among class
Β teams, but in class C, the Tic
Tockers of the Hyatfsville Industrial
League moved into third place with
16-1650. Charles Ward and Walter
".arsen rolled 66-768 to take over
3fth spot in class A doubles, while
:one displaced previous leaders in
3 and C. .
One change was made in singles,
is Elmer Gusack turned in a 12
555 score to take third in class C.
Metro bolters Ueteat
Interhigh Cup Teams
The Metropolitan section of the
scholastic golf leagues, made up of
prep and suburban schools, proved
its superiority over the interhigh
Dawes Cup teams by winning three
)f four interleague matches yester
day, including the one between the
league leaders. i
Bethesda, unbeaten leader of the
Viet teams, had little trouble in de
feating Coolidge, 5-1, at Prince
3eorges. Montgomery Blair blanked
Central, 6-0, at Woodmont, winning
;very hole of every match in the
,ast bracket, and Georgetown Prep
shut out Western, 6-0, over the for
mer's course. The only Dawes Cup
team to win was Wilson, by 4-2, over
□evitt at Washington.
Terps in Golf Tourney
WINSTON SALEM, N. C., May 10
If).—A record field of 75 players
representing 13 member schools will
compete in the Southern Conference
16-hole golf championship tourna
nent here today. Maryland won a
practice match over the Citadel, 5',j
ο 3V4, yesterday. G. W. is not
sntered.
American U. Netmen Bow
Those one-point defeats are be
aming a nightmare to the Ameri
can University tennis team as the
Sagles lost another, 5-4, decision
resterday. this time' to Western
Maryland. That made four 5-4
osses in the last five starts.
Coolidge Netmen Win Again
Cooiidge High's tennis team re
mained among the undefeated by
brimming Roosevelt, 7-0, yesterday
it Rock Creek Courts. It was four
straight for Colt netmen, and their
second in the interhigh series.
Robinson Expected to Keep Job
As Rickey Sells His Chief Rival
■ y th· Associated Prtss
PHILADELPHIA, May 10. —
Branch Rickey, owner of the Brook
lyn Dodgers, indicated today he
intended to continue using Jackie
Robinson, first Negro baseball player
in modern major league history, at
first base despite recent reported
anti-racial diamond developments.
Robinson's main competitor for
the regular first base Job with the
Dodgers, Howie Schultz, was sold
to the Phillies here last night for
$50,000.
Rickey, here lor a conferencc
with Herb Pennock, general man
ager of the Phils, disclosed the sale
of Schultz after the Dodgers had
dropped an 11-inning night game
6 to 5 to the Phils. It was the first
game of a four game series.
At the same time Rickey dis
closed that Robinson had received ;
several threatening letters.
Investigation failed to reveal any
clue as to the senders, Rickey said,
adding: "I hope this ends the
matter."
.VERSATILE—Clint Hartung, who was a hurler in the Army but
started his big league career as*an outfielder, follows through as
he tosses a fast one during his flrçt appearance as a pitcher at
the Polo Grounds yesterday. lie tossed six scoreless innings
against the Braves, but his Giants finished on the short end ci
a 6-2 score. —AP Wirephoto.
Giants' Hartung Turns
Relief Hurler, Blanks
Braves Six Innings
By Jack Hand
Auociatttj Pr«i Sports Writer
Clint Hartung, the fabulous New
York Giants rookie, who was «up
posed to throw faster than Bobby
Feller and hit harder than Babe
Ruth, has turned out to be a pitcher.
During the Giants' long spring
training session Manager Mel Ott
toyed with the idea that big Clint
was an outfielder. He started the
season with him in left field, still
under the same mistaken belief.
Blanks Braves Rest of Way.
Bill Voiselle and Mike Budnick
had been treated roughly by Boston
yesterday, yielding six nms in the
first three innings, so Ott decided
to unveil Mr. Hartung as a big
league pitcher. Clint shut out the
hard-hitting Braves the rest of the
way, allowing only two singles in six
Innings and striking out five.
Johnny Mize's ninth homer and
Willard Marshall's third gbt two of
the runs back, but the Giants suc
cumbed to Warren Spahn's fancy
left-handed pitching, 6-2.
Boston's success was rewarded
with a first-place tie with Chicago,
which thumped Cincinnati, 5-1, be
cause Brooklyn fell from the top by
losing an 11-inning night game to
the Phillies, 6-5.
Feller Wins in 11th.
Bobby Feller had to work hard to
get a decision last night, going 11
»nnings before Cleveland topped St.
Louis. 4-3, on Joe Gordon's third hit
of the game. Feller had retired the
first 12 men in order when the
Brownies rallied for three in the fifth
to tie the score. Ellis Kinder, who
replaced the tired Cliff Fannin In
the 11th, was charged with the loss,
the seventh in a row for Muddy
Ruel's crew.
Chicago regained the American
League lead from Detroit by nosing
out the Tigers, 2-1, with Orval
Grove handing Hal Newhouser his
fourth successive setback. Lefty
Hal hasn't won since opening day
and Grove hasn't lost yet.
Pirates,Cards Hard Hit
As Ailments Sideline
Greenberg, Musial
ly th· Auociotad Prw>
NEW YORK, my 10.—Stan Mu
sial of the St. Louis Cardinals and
Hank Greenberg ol the Pittsburg
Pirates, two of the top sluggers in
the National League, were on the
sidelines today with ailments that
may seriously hamper their teams in
the pennant race.
Musial left New York yesterday,
flying to St. Louis where he hope*
an additional examination by Dr.
Robert Hyland, the club physician,
will postpone an ordered immediate
operation for acute appendicitis.
Dr. C. R. Palmer, house physician
at the Hotel New Yorker, where th#
Cards stay in New York, recom
mended that Musial go on the table
at once and yielded reluctantly to
the player's plea for permission to
fly to St. Louis. N
Greenberg had X-ray pictures
taken of his injured right elbow
yesterday, and, according to Dr.
Allen D. Tanney who examined him,
was due to rejoin the Pirates at
Pittsburgh some time today. He
left the Pirate line-up Wednesday
after hitting .204 in 14 games.
"Hank definitely has bone chip·
in his elbow," Dr. Tanney said.
"They probably have been there for
some time but didn't bother him
until this spring. He is going to
Pittsburgh to see if he can play.
Nobody can tell what will happen.
"Hank is very anxious to play, but
there is a possibility that an opera
tion may be necessary. If that is
the case, he probably would be out
three or four weeks. We'll just have
to wait and see."
Greenberg, whose sale to the Pi
rates by Detroit during the winter
provoked a terrific controversy, la
one of the top salaried players in
the history of the game, with a con
tract reportedly calling for close to
$100,000.
Musial, the National League bat
ting char-p and most valuable player
in 1946, has been in a bad batting
slump this season with a .190 average
for 16 games. In his absence, Dick
Sisler will play first base.
Mount Vernon Rallies
For Its 16th Victory
Mount Vernon High scored its 16th
victory of the season yesterday,
coming from behind a 4-0 deficit
with four runs in the fourth and
adding another in the fifth and two
more in the sixth for a 7-5 win over
Fairfax High.
Washington-Lee High made up
for a previous loss to George Wash
ington High by topping the Presi
dents, 8-4, yesterday. Perry Currin's
flrst-innlng triple was the bigest
hit. The Presidents still are North
ern Virginia leaders, however, and
will go to the State tournament.
Goniaga trimmed National Train
ing School, 16-6, for its 10th win in
13 outing.' Gerald Storer pitched
four-hit ball for the Eagles, while
Jim Spellman's five for six, including
a triple, paced the winner's 18-hit
attack.
St. John's got over the .500 hump
by nosing out Sidwell Friends, 5-4,
for its fourth win In seven starts.
Vince Durkin came home with the
winning run after two were out In
the last inning.
Devroe Lylc tossed a one-hitter as
Surrattsville blanked Gwynne Park,
2-0, in a Prince Georges County
game.
Giarizzo Has One-Hitter
Carl Giarizzo's one-hit pitching
led Nay lor A. C. to a 7-1 win over!
Bernard's Tavern in the Andy
Farkas Softball League yesterday.
Major Leaders
ty th· Auodated Prm
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Batting—Mullin. Detroit, .426;
Lewis, Washington. .419.
Huns—Heath. St. Loull. 18; Di
Masglo. Boston, 13.
Runs batted in—Williams. Boston.
14: Doerr and York. Boston. 13.
Hits—Dillinger. st. Loals. 28;
Binks. Philadelphia, 23.
Double*—Mullin. Detroit. 10: Jooet.
Philadelphia, 7.
Triples—Philley, Chicago: Valo,
Philadelphia, and Mele. Beaton. 8.
Home run»—Heath. St. Louis, and
Williams. Boston. _8.
Stolen bases—Wright. Chicago. 4:
Vernon. Washington; Philley, Chicago,
and Dillinger, St. Louis. 3.
Strikeouts—Peller, Cleveland. 8":
Newhouser. Detroit. 32,
Pitching—Kramer. St. Louis, and
Hudson, Washington. 3-0, 1.000; βτ·
pitchers tied with 2-0.
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Batting—Rigney, New York. .428;
Walker. Brooklyn. .404.
Runs—Wyrontek. Philadelohia. 17: j
Ryan. Boston. 18
Runs baited in—Mise, New York.
18: Torgeson and Elliott, Boston, and
Walker, Brooklyn. IS.
Hits—Baumholtz. Cincinnati, 27:
Rigney. New York. 28.
Doubles—Jorge nsen, Brooklyn, 8;
Lamanno, Cincinnati, and Magi, Bos
ton. 7.
Trifles — Purlllo and Joriensen.
Brooklyn: Russell. Pittsburgh; Thom
son. New York, and Schoendlenst. St.
LoUis. 2. !
Home runs—Mile. New York. 0; j
Miller. Cincinnati, A
Stolen baaes—Hoop. Ryan. Tonraaon.
Bos ton^Adams, ^Cincinnati, and Ver
Strikeoutg —- Blic
24; Leonard. Phllat...
PhfiadeLphia^A-O."' ro
More Marks in Peril
In Metro High Meet
Four meet records already are
broken and prospects are good ior
more record shattering in today'·
windup of the fourth annual Metro
politan public high track meet at
Wilson High Stadium. Two final
events yesterday put Washington
Lee High of Arlington, the meet
favorite, in first place with 9H
points, followed by George Wash
ington High of Alexandria with δ
points.
Records were set in both finals,
the pole vault and sprint medley
relay, and in 100-yard dash and
shotput trials. Dave Garber, Wash
ington-Lee, won the vault with 11
feet 4 "s, inches, while the George
: Washington relay quarter of Buddy
Grisso, Bob Hanna, Ed Thompson
ι and Bob Jones lowered the standard
jto 3 minutes 46 seconds.
Gene Schroeûer, Anacostia's sprint
J star, ran the 100 in 10 flat to lop
I two-tenths of a second off the pre
vious mark, and Eastern's Clarence
Morgan tossed the shot to a new
distance of 49 feet 9% inches. Mor
gan already holds the discus record.
County Softball Opens
The Prince Georges County Soft
ball League opens tonight with Clif«
ton Liquors meeting Greenbelt at
c · — nbelt at 8 o'clock.
BASEBALL
TODAY—3:00 P.M.
Washington vs. Philadelphia
AMEBICAN LEAGUE PABX
Tomorrew—Philadelphia, 1:30 P.M.
Double-Header
AUTO REPAIRING
and REPAINTING
WODT AMD PKHUMW WORK
MtMahon Chsvralat, In·.
6323 Geerfia ΑΦα. N.W. GE. 0100
aUOCDlATl «HT1CI
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RACING
HAVRE DE CRACE
Stcoad Meet May 12 to 26 |
Eight Races Daily
Special Penna. train leaves 32:10
A.M.—arrives at track, 1:30 P.M.
Special B. <fc O. train leaves 12
noon. Arrives at Oreenway Bu
tton, Havre de Grace, 1:30 P.M.
EASTERN STANDARD TIMS
First *«·— 2:15 P.M., I.D.T.
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