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Washington, D. C., Wednesday, May 14,1947—A—16 ♦♦
W in, Lose, or Draw
By FRANCIS E. STANN
Strictly From the Boneyard
By all odds the top two-man pitching team of the major league
season to date 1s the Phillies' pair of Schoolboy Row· and Dutch
Leonard. There have been no two pitchers on any other chib who
approached their record of winning seven of their team'-s first eight
A month ago Rowe and Leonard weren't be-,
ing mentioned in the same breath with some of
the other duos. The Tigers have perhaps the strong
est pair—Newhouser and Trout. The Cards have
Brecheen and Pollet, the Braves have Sain and
Cooper, Cleveland has Feller and Embree, the
Red Sox have Hughson and Ferriss. There was .
scarcely a club that 'didn't seem to have two '
better pitchers than Rowe and Leonard.
For one thing they are growing old. Be
tween them, Schoolboy and Dutch represent some
73 years and have been pitching nearly 31 years.
One, Rowe, hurt bis arm 10 years ago and lost
his chief asset, a blazing fast ball. Leonard
had no arm to speak of, just a knack of flipping a
dipsy-doodle pitch off his fingernails, but his legs
seemed to be going back.
Fnncis sunn
Only Ben Chapman was taking Rowe ana Leonard very aenousiy
In Florida last March and possibly he was only whistling to keep up
his courage. At any rate he was whistling and talking about Row»
and Leonard and painting a picture of two old guys who still had
plenty of games in their systems.
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Rowe One of Baseball's Best Athletes
Two men more unlike never pulled so well as a team as Rowe and
Leonard. The Schoolboy, two years younger at 35-plus, is a mon
strous character, β feet 5 inches high and weighing 210 pounds. He
only needed one season in the minors before he was ready, in 1933,
for the big leagues at 21.
Rowe was onç of the best all-around athletes ever to play
baseball. He was a star at track, football and basket ball, in addition
to baseball. If he had not been a great pitcher he could have made
the grade as an outfielder because of his hitting. He is one of the best
pool players in modern baseball and probably the best rifle shot.
His forte was his fast ball. With it he was winning 24 games in
1934 and 19 in 1935, leading Detroit to two pennants and a world
championship. Ttoere was only one other right-hand pitcher around
who compared with him as far as sheer ability and richness of
promise was concerned. He was Dizzy Dean.
Then, almost overnight, Rowe lost his fast ball. Ironically, so did
Dean. In 1937 and 1938* Rowe won exactly one game for Detroit and
one midsummer afternoon he was shipped back to Beaumont.
Sale by Nationals Hurt Leonard
In the years to follow, Rowe returned to Detroit and served time
with Brooklyn, Montreal, the Phils and the Navy before returning
last season to win ,11 and lose 4. He still hasn't regained his fast ball,
but he knows how to pitch. That's why he can win today.
I , Leonard, going on 38, was drafted by Washington from Atlanta
in 1938, same year that Rowe was being sent to Beaumonti Dutch,
slow, heavy and nearly bald, never resembled an athlete. His fast
ball couldn't knock off your hat. But for 10 years in the bushes he
was perfecting his knuckler and learning how to pitch. That's why
he's winning today. .
Leonard still doesn't know why he was sold by Washingtbn. He
admitted to this reporter in Florida that he was hurt by the sale.
"In nine years for Mr. Griffith I won 118 games," he said. "I only
cost $7,500. What other Washington pitcher won so many games, out
aide of Walter Johnson?" \
Without diving for the record books, just Leonard, probably.
Diz Amazes With Mis hast ball
In Impromptu Slab Exhibition
By Gayle Talbot
Associated Prtss Sports Writer
NEW YORK, Slay 14.—The big
fellow with the big cowboy hat on
his noggin grinned wide when some
body said: "111 dare you to throw
a couple, Diz."
ΟΓ Diz Dean, the radio oracle,
carefully laid his hat on the Yankee
Stadium grass, peeled off his coat
and handed it to a sportswriter
and slipped a glove on his hand. And
then a few thousand early birds
at the stadium witnessed ,a quite
remarkable thing.
Without a warmup throw, Diz
proceeded to whip one over and
threw a dozen fast balls that
jumped and swerved and smacked
Into the catcher's mitt with a re
port that could have been heard
throughout the great arena.
Except that he wore no uniform,
It could have been the Diz Dean
of the old Cardinal days, before
a lame arm cut short one of the
most brillant of pitching careers.
He's Same' Old Dis.
There was the same great "rear
back" before the throw and the
same tremendous stride and follow
through that once cowed National
League batters. But the speed. It
was difficult to believe that the big
guy had not pitched a game in
nearly eight years. «
^ "First ball I've throwed in a
\ - year," Diz said as he pulled his
coat back on. "My arm felt bet
ter right there than it 'has any
time since I hurt it way back there.
I'll swear I think I could get in
there right now and pitch better
than a lot of fellows trying to pitch
nowadays."
He was asked if he didn't think
It would have been smarter to have
taken a few warmup pitches before
tryirig to knock his catcher down.
"Naw," Diz scoffed. "I never
needed a warmup to speak of when
I wajs pitching. My arm always was
ready, mainly because I used fast
balls and didn't fool around much
with curves."
"Once when my brother Paul was
pitchin' I kept razz in' him from the
bench until he finally got mad and
hollered to me that if I thought I
could do any better to come on out
here. So I walked right out there
and started wheelin' 'em across. Did
all right, too." Diz, now a radio
commentator traveling with the St.
Louis Browns, is convinced that the
pitching art has deteriorated since
his time. Too much fancy stuff,
he says scornfully.
Scorns Small Pitchers.
'There's too many little guys tryin'
to get by with curves and sliders and
change of pace," he declared scorn
fully. "There's not enough big fel
lows like I was that can stand out
there and blast a fast ball across
with a hop on it."
Even though there's no doubt in
his mind that he could do some club
a lot of good right now, Diz isn't
going to attempt a comeback. He
loves to broadcast and he doubts
that any club would offer him a
pitching contract calling for as much
as he's worth. "But the old arm
sure does feel good," he exulted.
Bucs Release Bloodworth
PITTSBURGH, May 14 UP).—The
Pittsburgh Pirates today released
Infielder Jimmy Bloodworth, for
merly of Washington, to In
dianapolis of the American Asso
ciation under 24-hour option. The
club bought him from Detroit last
winter.
Ex-Wilson Ace Makes Good
Nino Briscuso of Washington, right-hander who was selected as
All-High pitcher with Wilson in 1941, is getting a fine start in organized
baseball with Baton Rouge in the Evangeline League.
Briscuso, who pitched every inning of every series game for
Wilson in '41, has rung up five victories against no defeats and has
had a big hand in Baton Rouge's early season pennant fight.
He didn't finish the first game he started and was rescued in the
eighth inning, but he made up for that with victories in two relief
roles. Since then he's gone the route while toesing three straight
wins, two of them five-hitters.
A big husky fellow with a tireless side-arm delivery, Briscuso
has a nice curve and a good fast ball, with excellent control. His
hitting also is not hurting his team. He's carrying an average of
over .300, and does pinch hitting in addition to pitching.
Major League Standings and Schedules
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14. 1947.
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Yesterday's Results.
Det.. 8: Wash.. 0 (n.>.
Bost., 19; Chi.. 6.
Ν. Y„ 9; St. L.. 1.
Phila . 7; Cleve., 6.
Games Today.
Det. at Wash., 8:30.
St. L. at N Y., rain.
Chi. at Bost.
Cleve. at Phila. »
Games Tomorrow.
Cleve. at Wash., 8:30.
Chi. at Ν. Y. <n.).
Det. at Phila.
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Hit-Hungry
BIG BATS—Outfielders Pat Mullin (left) of Detroit and Buddy Lewis (right) of Washington
shoulder their bats in Washington before last night's game, won by Detroit, 8-0. Mullin is first
and Lewis second among American League hitters. _AP Photo
A's Point Up Answer
To Critics by Adding
Feller to Victims
By Joe Reichler
Associated Press Sports Writer
Hats off to Mr. Connie Mack, the
grand old man of baseball.
The 84-year-old gentleman, now
In his 47th year as manager of
the Philadelphia Athletics, is quietly
answering his critics by giving, the
Athletic fans the best brand of
baseball they have seen in more
than a dozen years.
His much-maligned Mackmen
have won six of their last eight
games, including a 7-6 conquest of
the mighty Bob Feller and the
Cleveland Indians last night.
Mr. Mack has been the target of
much abuse in recent years. He
has been accused of conducting a
minor league club in a major
league.
Give Every Team a Fight.
Disgruntled fans who had been
loyal to the A's for years Anally be
gan to stay away from the park.
For the first time in nearly 30 years
the Phillies outdrew the A's last
year, attracting 1,045,247 fans to
621,793 for the As.
1 They expected to see the same
old feeble A's again this year. And
for a while it appeared they were
right for the Mackmen dropped 10
of their first 14 games, but a close
look at the results showed that the
A's were giving every club a tussel.
In only two games this season were
the A's decisively beaten.
The A's had to come from behind
twice last night to win, scoring the
deciding runs in the seventh when
Sam Chapman followed a homer
by Valo with his own four master
vrri+Vt Won. ΗΓ»1
was the third for Feller against
four triumphs.
Red Sox Win Again.
The Red Sox continued their up
surge by winning their seventh game
in their last eight starts, trampling
the Chicago White Sox 19-6. Ted
Williams made two of the Red Sox's
18 hits, both homers.
Aided by four home runs, three
of them in succession in the sixth
inning by Charley Keller, Joe Di
Maggxo and Johnny Lindell, the
New York Yankees opened their
home swing with a 9-1 triumph over
the St. Louis Browns. The three
successive homers tied the major
league record.
Led by their first base rookie sen
sation, Earl Torgeson, the Boston
Braves defeated the Chicago Cubs,
7-4, to move within a half game of
the National League leading Bruins.
Torgeson hammered in five runs on
two doubles, a single and his eighth
homer of the season. Southpaw
Warren Spahn, although needing
the help of Anton Karl in the sixth,
was credited with his fifth win.
Cards Bow to Giants. '
The St. Louis Cardinals found
their home field no different from
other parks this season as they were
blanked by Lefty Dave Koslo, who
pitched the New York Giants to a
5-0 win with a neat two-hitter. The
losing pitcher was Howie Pollet, who
dropped his fourth game in five
decisions.
With the aid of five walks in the
third inning, the Cincinnati Reds
scored four times and went on to
defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 7-5, in
a night game in Cincinnati. The
Dodgers, who used 20 players in
cluding six pitchers, almost pulled
the game out of the fire by scoring
three runs in the ninth, but Harry
Gumbert, fourth Cincinnati pitcher,
replaced Clyde Shoun with two out
and the bases loaded and whiffed
Catcher Bruce Edwards to end, the
game.
Griffs' Records
BATTING.
G. A.B. R H. 2b. 3b. HR. Rbi. Pet.
Pieretti 23020 0 00 .βββ
Hudson 48X31001 .375
Lewis 17 R2 7 23 anna «ι
Newsom_ 46020000 ..133
SDence - 1β 55 δ 1β 2 Χ 1 β .291
Grace _ J 5 59 5 17 3 Ο 2 7 .288
Travis _ 17 04 1 1β 3 Ο Ο 2 .250
Evans 15 48 5 12 3 0 0 0 .260
Vernon 17 Η5 4 1Η :J 1 ο 8 ,24β
Christ η 17 «1 β 15 3 Ο ο 1 .246
Prlddy 17 β" 3 11 2 0 0 4 .183
Mancuso 3 11 Ο 20000 .182
Mast on 57210100 .143
Case __ 5 15 320001 .133
Wynn . 6 18 030001 .125
Cary ,-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Candmi . 3 1000000 .000
Myatî - 85100000 .000
Robson 76100000 .000
Sullivan 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Knerr .200 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Se b'g'h 21000000 .000
Perrlck 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Haefner. 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Harris. 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
PITCHING.
G. H. BB. SO: IP. OS. CO. W. It
Wynn — 4 46 l5 4 - 34% 4 3 3 1
Hudson 4 19 11 9 26% 4 2 3 1
Mast'son 5 22 10 17 26 3 2 2 1
3car'UKh 2461 3V> Ο 0 0 1
Pierettl .2772 9 1001
Newsom- 4 24 7 11 19% 3 0 0 2
Haeiner. 3 11 72 6^ 2002
Perrlck. 3. 233 7H 0000
Harris— !s 7 δ 2 64 0 0 0 0
Knerr. 2822 2% 0 0 0 0
C«ry 2100 lfeOOOO
Candlnl 3833 61» 0 0 0 0
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Navy Declines Bid
To Train in Hawaii
■y Ih· Associated PrMt
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 14.—
Navy has declined an Invitation
from the University of Hawaii
toxoid fall football training in
Honolulu.
Capt. Ε. B. Taylor, athletic
director, wired Hawaii athletic
officials that present Academy
plans make it impossible to ac
cept.
Ga. Tech's Trackmen
Slight Favorites in
Conference Meet
By tht Associated Press
ATLANTA, May 14.—Georgia Tech
enters the 15th annual Southeastern
Conference track meet at Birming
ham Friday in the role of favorite
by a scant margin.
And there is little doubt that the
Jackets, who won the 1944 and 1945
meets—with an assist from the
Navy—will measure any team in the
league in a dual meet. In fact, they
beat Georgia, Florida, Auburn and
Tulane to go undefeated in the con
ference and broke even with Duke
and North Carolina in the Southern
uonierence.
Coached by youthful Norris Dean,
ex-Jacket star athlete, Tech beat
Duke with comparative ease and
lost to the Tar Heels by two points.
While the Jackets are stacked
fairly well In every event, their
chances of ^finning any of the IS
first places are only fair, except in
the sprints, low hurdles, Javelin and
mile relay.
Dean took a bunch of Navy
trainees, most of whom he picked
up from physical training classes
and developed overnight, and broke
Louisiana State's strangle hold on
the Southeastern championship in
two war-time meets. Last year,
Tech was second as L. S. U. won its
11th title. Georgia is the only other
member to win the meet besides
Tech and L. S. U, It won the 1937
event.
Tech was second to L, S. U. In
1942 and 1943, being beaten 4β to 40
in 1942 and 50-46 the next year.
In the three years they didn't win
the title, Bernie Moore's Tigers fin
ished second.
Camera to Meet Morgan
At Rassle Show Tonight
Primo Camera, former heavy
weight boxing champion, will show
tils rassllng ability again tonight in
the feature match at Turner's
Arena, with Big Ben Morgan pro
dding the opposition.
Camera attracted Tony' (Two
Γοη) Galento, another former boxer,
into the rassling game and the two
ïre expetted to grapple some time
in the future. Rumor is that the
match will be staged in Washington.
Laverne Baxter of Texas meets
Chick Garibaldi in tonight's semi
windup, while Johnny Long tackles
Jan Blears, Ben Rosen faces Herb
Freeman and Harry Finkelstein op
poses Tony Cosenza in supporting
bouts beginning at 8:45.
King's Hope for Derby
Wins at Newmarket
By th· Associated Pros
NEW MARKET, England, May 14.
—Blue Train, King George VI's
hope to win next month's Epeom
Derby, won the mile-and-a-quarter
Newmarket Stakes by four lengths
today while Prince Elizabeth
cheered from the stands.
Maj. Harold Cayzer's White Horset
a 20-1 shot, was second and Lord
Roseberry's Coup Napoleon, third
by three lengths.
Bass Grill Winner
Bass Grill trounced the Naval Air
Reserve Training Unit team, 9-2,
yesterday in a Metro League base
ball game, while Sunnybrook
drubbed Duffy's Tavern, 13-6, in
the Industrial League.
BASEBALL
TON I TE—8:30 P.M.
. Washington vs. Dttroit
MtERKAlf LEAGUE PAJBK
Tomorrow—Cleveland—8:30 P.M.
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Nova Scotia Launches
Plans for Resuming
Tuna Tournaments
ly rti· Associated Pros
WEDGEPORT, Nova Scotia, May
14. — Canada's international tuna
fishing jamboree has started its slow
boil toward the late summer occasion
when hundreds'descend on this West
Coast Nova Scotia fishing town to
play the 800-pound monsters with
rod and reel.
Each summer, a tidal stream—
Soldier's Rip—throws up a multitude
of bait-fish as tid-bits for the fat
tening tuna. From Europe and
North and South America sportsmen
descend on Wedgeport and Soldier's
Rip becomes a boiling cauldron—an
arena of struggle between avid
fishermen and powerful fish.
Soldier's Rip is synonomous with
tuna. Last year 228,387 pounds of
tuna were dragged from the freak
stream by perspiring sportsmen. The
average fish weighed 604 pounds.
This season the international
tuna tournaments—interrupted dur
at Wedgeport. Teams from the
United States, the British Empire
and Cuba are definite entries for the
four-day meet scheduled to begin
September 3.
Entrants will compete for the
Alton B. Sharp Trophy, now held by
a Cuban team which won the 1938
contest. Contestants from Prance
and Belgium, as well as this year's
entrants, had assembled for nep
tune's sport in 1939, but were forced
to disperse by the outbreak of war.
Teams will be made up of seven
men, only five of whom may fish at
one time. The winning seven will be
decided on a point basis, with scoring
as follows:
One point per pound of tuna
caught, with 200-point bonus for:
The team catching the. largest num
ber of fish during^ the tournament;
the team catching the largest num
ber in one day; the team catching
the largest single fish for each day,
and the team catching the largest
fish during the tournament.
Blair and Bethesda Win
Montgomery Blair and Bethesda
Chevy Chase each scored tennis vic
tories yesterday. Blair downed Fair
fax, 8-1, and Chevy Chase tripped
Western, 6-1.
Howard Beats Boiling Field
Boiling Field's baseball team
scored 10 runs in the final three
Innings yesterday, but they weren't
enough, as Howard University tri
umphed, 14-11.
Tigers, 8; Nats, 0
Detroit AB. H. O. A. Wash. A8. H. O. A
Lake,ss__ 2 0 11 Ca«e,cf - 4 0 10
K«I1.3b .4213 Lewis,rf. 3110
Cul'lne.lb 3 0 3 1 Grace,4 0 10
W'fleld.lf 4 14 0 Vernon.lb 2 013 1
MuUin.rf 5 2 2 0 Prlddj.2b 2 0 0 4
Bver«,ef. 5 13 0 Mratt.2b_ 10 0 1
Mayo,2b. 4 14 1 TraTi*,3b 4 10 0
Bwift,e__ 4 2 8 1 Chrla'n.ss 3 14 6
New'ier.p 3 0 12 Mane'so.c 4 0 7 0
Pleretti.p 2 10
Candini.p 10 0
Cary,p__ 0 0 0
Total· 34 1 27 "» Total» 30 ~4 27 14
Detroit 000 005 003—8
Washington 000 000 000—0
D.. Τ - 1__ Wak.fl.1.1 /It)
Mullln, Ever·, Mayo, Swifts Errors—Cul
lenblne. Grace. Travis, Mancoso (2). Runs
batted in—Mullln (2), Kell <2>, Lake.
Evert (2). Two-base hit—Mullln. Stolen
base—Lake. Sacrifice—Swift. Double
pl^ys—Swift to Mayo: Vernon to Christ
man to Vernon; Candlnl to Chrlstman to
Vernon; Lake to Mayo to Cullenblne. Left
on bases—Detroit, 9; Washington, 8.
Bases on balls—Off Pieretti, β: off New
houser. 6; off Candini, 3. Struck out—By
Pieretti. 2; by Newhouser, 8; by Candlnl,
3. Hits—Off Pieretti, 4 In S lnninis (none
out In sixth); off Candlnl, Β in 3H Innings;
off Cary, none in % lnnln*. Umpires—
Messrs, Jones, McOowan, McKinley and
Orleve. Time—2:17. Attendance—17,083.
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Special B. A O. train leaves 12
noon—arrives at Green way 8ta.,
Havre de Grace, 1:30 P.M.
EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
FIRST RACE—2:15 P.M., EDT
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Bluege Is Desperate,
bit Has No Choice;
Newhouser Winner
By Burton Hawkins
A diet of steady play «u aupposed
to transform the hit-hungry Mata
Into a more robust club, but the
diagnosis waa faulty. The weather
has taken a turn for the better, but
the Mata haven*. Lately they're
been playing regularly, but they're
sAlll struggling aleog on a starvation
ration of runs.
In their last four games the Nats
have accumulated the meager total
of three runs. Their last 18 hits
have been singles and entering to
night's tussle with Detroit they will
display a string of 12 consecutive
scoreless innings. In their last 30
Innings they have stirred up one
run and that waa tainted.
Oaaie Bluege is desperate, but he
has no alternative. His regulars
figure to be fab beat hitters. His
reaerves are weak, ao Oaaie plans to
string along with hla present lineup
and continue to hope hla men will
break out in a rash of hitting.
8pence «β Sidelines.
Bluege currently la forced to op
erate without the services of Center
Fielder Stan Spence, who missed last
night's 8-0 spanking by Detroit's
Hal Newhouser due to a twisted left
ankle. Stan Isn't expected to play
tonight and may mlaa one or two
more games.
Another uncertain starter tonight
•rill be Second Baseman Jerry
Priddy, whose right wrist is puffed
aa the result of stopping a Dick
Wakefield smash.
Newhouser's conquest of the Nate
marked the third time this season
Washington has been shut out. Nine
times in 17 games the Nate have
failed to muster more than two
runs, all of which is baffling Bluege,
who had reason to believe he was
equipped .with several dangerous
hitters.
Some of ihe Nats' pitchers havent
been distinguishing themselves,
either, for in Washington's last two
games they have yielded 18 bases on
balls. A crowd of 17,983 saw spirited
Uttle Chick Pieretti suddenly issue
walks in wholesale style after
threatening to give Newhouser a
duel.
Five-Run Tiger Outburst.
With two out in the fifth inning,
Chick was pitching smoothly, but he
walked Newhouser, Eddie Lake and
George Kell successively and escaped
damage because Roy Cullenbine was
accommodating enough to pop up
on a 3 and 1 pitch.
Pieretti, who had checked the
Tigers on three hits in the first five
innings, started the sixth by walk
ing Wakefield and this time Detroit
cashed in with a 5-fun outburst
with the aid of four Washington
errors. Pat Mullin followed with s
double to right, scoring Wakefield
Then came an avalanche of errors
and four more runs, all unearned,
Cecil Travis permitted Hoot Evers
grounder to scoot past him, but onlj
after Mullin had romped to third
on Frank Mancuso's wild throw at
tempting to pick him off second
Mullin scored on Evers' blow and
Eddie Mayo walked.
Bob Swift sacrificed, but Mancusc
scooped up the bunt and threw wide
to first, loading the bases. Mile
Candlni arrived on the scene tc
fan Newhouser, but then walked
Lake to force Evers across. Kell'i
single to left Scored Mayo and Swift
Joe Grace was chanced with the
fourth error of the Inning when hit
throw to the plate bounced awaj
from Mancuso, enabling Kell ' to
take second.
The Tigers fashioned three more
runs off Candini in the ninth. Walki
to Lake and Cullenbine, plus Wake
field's infield hit, loaded the bases
with one out. Mullin's. single brought
Lake in and Evers' single scored Cul
lenbine and Wakefield.
Meanwhile, the Nats weren't dis
turbing Newhouser, who struck out
eight in annexing his second victory
of the season. He had a two-hitter
in his grasp with two out in the
ninth, but at that point Travis and
Mark Christman singled. The Nats
moved only three men to second
base and none reached third.
Mickey Haefner will shoot for his
first triumph tonight against the
Tigers, who will counter with Freddy
Hutchinson, burly right hander who
has won four games and lost one.
Dixie Conference
ly th· Associated hit·
BASEBALL.
Washington and Lee, 13; Roanoke Col·
Nortb ' Carolina, β; Wake Forest, 0.
William and Mar*. 8; V. M: I.. β.
Clemson, 0; Purman. β,
TENNIS
Loyola (Baltimore), 7; University of
_ Maryland. 2.
Hampden Sydney, 8; University *t
Richmond, 1.
Purman, β; Wofford, 3.
Virginia Tech, isf^' M. T., g.
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BUCK TEACHES QUEEN—King Bobo Newsom, the Washington
pitcher, shows Bette June Brewton, Eastern High senior recently »
voted queen of the "Night of Thrills," which the Masonic Wor
shipful Masters and the Eastern Star will sponsor May 23 at
GrUQth Stadium, how to swat at the apple and miss it. Newsom
will have the honor of crowning Queen Bette June.
Cotton, Aiding British
Cup Team, Declines
To Play American
By th· Auociatad Pr««
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, May 14.
—Henry Cotton, Grfeat Britain's
leading professional golfer, is going
all out to help his country's Walker
Cup team—but he isn't passing out
any favors to the American chal
lengers.
Frank Stranahan recently asked
the British pioney player, who has
been working out for more than a
week with his own countrymen, if
he would give him a match this
week. Cotton told the American
amateur he would like to play, but
couldn't arrange a match until the
end of next week, just before the
British amateur championship at
Carnoustie.
"Henry isn't afraid of your bloke,"
explained a Scotsman, "but he isn't
showing Stranahan anything about
St. Andrew's that might help him in
the Walker Cup matches Friday and
Saturday."
Cotton gave up competing in a pro
tournament last week to free himself
for helping his countrymen here. '
Francis Ouimet, non-playing cap
tain of the Americans, discontinued
formal practice today and sent his
charges on the links to play for fun
—or rest, if any one wished to do so.
Undefeated1 W.-L. Wins
Quadrangle Track Meet
Undefeated Washington-Lee, Met
ropolitan track champion, rolled over
Central, Coolldge and Western yes
terday to cop the quadrangle West
ern invitation track and field meet
at Western.
The Virginians compiled 61 points,
while Central took the second place
with 54. Coolidge scored 22 Vi points
and Western garnered 17%.
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Calumet Farm Headed
For Top Again in
Turf Winnings
ly th· Associated Press
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., May 14.
—The Calumet Farm of Warren
Wright, Chicago sportsman, which
has been the Nation's leading
money-winning stable in four of the
last six years, will be right up among
the top again this season—if not
tops.
Since the devil red and blue Calu
met silks moved into Maryland at
the first Havre de Grace meeting in
April, Trainer Jimmy Jones' string
has cleaned up $145,235.
Calumet skipped the Bowie meet
ing, which opened the Maryland
spring season, but had six winners
here at the first meeting. Seven at
Pimlico and three at Havre de Grace
second meeting which opened Mon
day.
Faultless won the preakness and
Pep Well the Baltimore Spring
Handicap and the Jennings at Pim
lico, and the latter captured th·
Philadelphia Handicap here Monday
to lead the Calumet victory parade.
Last year the Kentucky stable led
the country with earnings of $564,·
095. The Wright Stable will head
for Chicago this summer for several
important stakes. Among the Calu
met stars will be Armed, the handi
cap star, who is recovering from
a winter injury here, and is ex
pected to go in some big-money
events in Illinois.
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