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Grattan McKlyo Tops
Giant Field Tonight In $50,000 Pace By tht Associated Press WESTBURY, N. Y., Aug. 4.— Veteran pacers will have their big fling of the Roosevelt raceway season tonight in the $50,000 Nassau 2-mile pace. This third annual feature of the grand circuit drew a field of 17, bulkiest in the history of the local raceway. In the absence of Jimmy Creed and Indian Land, both sidelined by ailments, the pricemakers ex pect Grattan McKlyo, owned by Mrs. Ben F. Owen of Omaha. Neb., to rule favorite at about 2 to 1 in an open affair. The 7-year-old black gelding will be driven by Neal Houslet. When Jimmy Creed won the 1-mile National Pacing Derby at the same raceway early last month, Grattan McKlyo was a close second in the $25,000 fixture. Off that effort alone, he figures to be the choice of some 23,000 fans. Another favorable factor lies in the fact that the gelding drew the No. 1 pole position. Grattan McKlyo did not start in the Nassau 2-mile last year, when Goose Bay, an absentee today, set a world record of 4:17%. Tonight’s field includes the pacers that finished second and third in 1948—Poplar Byrd, owned by Poplar Hill Farm, Lexington, Ky., and Forbes Chief, from the Newport Stock Farm, South Plain field, N. J. Poplar Byrd, to be driven by Wayne Smart, is rated an 8 to 1 shot. Forbes Chief, with Del Cameron handling him, Is 6 to 1. There are two three-horse entries in the field. One consists of Royal Man, Jerry the First and Hodgen, trained by Eddie Cobb of Wash ington Court House, Ohio, who also owns and drives Royal Man. That trio is listed at 7 to 2. The other threesome, trained by Clint Hodgins of Clandeboye, Ontario, is comprised of Mr. Morris Scot, Stewart Direct and Dick Erla. The latter will be driven by Hodgins. The probable odds on this entry are 10-1. Baseball (Continued From Page C-l.) Feller as he moved down the lowly Brownies. He was tied up In a scoreless battle with Joe Ostrowski at the end of 5 V2 in nings before Bobby Doerr’s three run homer helped Boston score four in the sixth. They batted around again in the seventh for five more runs. Di Maggio chipped in with a double and single in the 15-hit afternoon. Williams passed hit less Bob Dillinger of the Browns in the bat race by smashing two singles and driving in two runs. Yanks Gain Half Game. The Yankees boosted their mar gin over Cleveland to four games by downing Detroit, 7-5. The Indians’ scheduled night game in Washington was rained out. Cliff Mapes’ single drove in Bobby Brown and Joe Di Maggio with the winning runs in the eighth as the Yanks came from behind after Tommy Byrne blew a 4-0 lead. Joe Page received credit for the win, his ninth. Hank Biasatti, Connie Mack’s rookie first baseman, saved his first hit of the season for a big moment, whipping Chicago, 3-2, with an eighth-ining double. He had gone hitless in 17 trips. Biasatti’s double oft Bill Wight broke up a duel between the Chicago southpaw and Joe Cole man. The double, following Wally Moses* single, produced the tie breaking run when Outfielder Dave Philley booted the ball. St. Louis clung to its half-game lead over Brooklyn in the Na tional League by blanking Boston, 7-0, last night after the Dodgers thumped Pittsburgh, 10-5, in the afternoon. Howie Pollet, pitching one of his best games of the season, hung up his fourth shutout and 14th vic tory with a four-hit job. He struck out six and walked only one. Johnny Antonelli, who has lost five straight to the Cards was driven from the hill during a five run spurt in the fourth inning. Duke Snider drove in five runs with a homer, double and single as Carl Erskine pitched the Dodgers to an easy win over the Pirates. Erskine, recently recalled from Port Worth, yielded only six hits in his first complete game of the season. The New York Giants, hottest club in baseball at the moment, ran their streak to six straight victories, dumping Chicago, 4-1, on Dave Koslo’s five-hitter. Bob Rush held the Giants hitless through the first six innings until Whitey Lockman opened the seventh with a single. Two walks and Sid Gordon’s single produced two runs and the Giants added another pair ln the eighth. Ken Raffensberger turned in the pitching gem with a two-hit shutout over Philadelphia, 2-0. ' [ ‘ Only $1.00 Fir Wiik ■ t l I I 154.95 MOTOROLA j AUTO RADIO [ Brand nawi onarantaed t months. 1 Dash menntlnra to match mast cars. 1 Can be transferred _ _ 1 (ram ana ear te g fl n a* I aaather. Dlscontin- \ J I I UK t aed IMS medcl J I 4 OS. Use aerial .Biel i and Installation. “ or S Liberal Trade-In an roar Old Had fa | FREE FARKINS Redskin Pass Defense Revised by Whelchel On Eagles' Pattern By a Staff Corrotpondont of The Star LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4.—Billick Whelchel Is borrowing a page from Greasy Neale’s book of football strategy in an attempt to beat out the Philadelphia Eagles for the National Football League’s Eastern Division crown. The new Redskin mentor has taken Greasy’s pass defense pattern, twisted it around a bit and in stalled it in his own defensive set up. Briefly, if not scientifically, the Redskins are trying a 2-2-2 Idea that borders on a 4-2 plan. The fullback is a key man in the ar rangement, which permits the Redskins to shift into an 8-man line with only three backers-up if a running play develops instead of the anticipated pass. Thus far it’s working like an outboard motor with a sparkplug missing. “If it doesn’t work we’ll throw it out,” said Whelchel. “If It works, it will be a big help against all our opponents.” Another Innovation of the Whelchel regime will be a master defensive plan designed to put some of the worry on the other master-minds. Last year the Tribe shifted its defenses to meet each particular team’s offense, but Whelchel thinks it better to have one over-all plan with only minor variations for each game. One thing seems certain, Wash ington fans will see no more sloppy tackling, no more penalties for too much time in the huddle and a brisker brand of line plung ing. The admiral watched his men hit a tackling dummy anchored top and bottom yester day and promptly ruled it out. A free-swinging dummy is being in stalled today and the candidates will hit it solidly or he’ll know why. He’s emphasizing faking and hiding the ball, driving for holes in the line and better fundamental football in all departments. The players seem to like what he’s doing. They’d better, because the real boss of this outfit is a guy named Whelchel and the players are going to do what he tells ’em, or else. —ATCHISON. DOM DI MAGGIO. Danny Litwhiler’s 383-foot homer in the fourth gave Cincinnati its first run. Grady Hatton’s single, a sacrifice and a single by Johnny Wyrostek off Robin Roberts made it 2-0 in the eighth. Only 29 batters faced Raffens berger who stopped Brooklyn with one hit, May 22. The veteran left hander gave up a single to Gran Hamner in the third and another single to Andy Seminick in the ninth. Ocean Downs Entries Tentght. j Post Time. 8:1$. PIRST RACE—Purse, $500; 2-year-olds end up; paee; 2$ conditioned; 1 mile. 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Shirley Proves She's In Fettle With Snappy 2-Hour Workout Sy tha Associated Press DOVER, England, Aug. 4.— Shirley May France had the long est workout today since starting training here to swim the English Channel, and came out of the water fresh as a daisy. Swimming for two hours In Dover Harbor, she covered about 4 miles, most of it against a tide flowing miles an hour. “I like this water better every day,” said the 16-year-old girl from Somerset, Mass., as she emerged. Her father, J. Walter France, embraced her. When the pretty American swimmer leaves the. water it is an occasion at swim headquarters. Spotters on the promenade pass the word along. A score of photographers and reporters con verge on the rocky beach. Shirley May—"Shirl” to her close friends—gives the folk on shore a show. She sprints the last 50 yards and runs briskly out of the water. She wasn’t even breathing hard when she stopped today, a tribute to her excellent condition. Coach Harry Boudakian said he planned to take Shirley May outside the Harbor for a 5-mile test Saturday. The weather is improving. Capt. John Burwill, veteran pilot, said he expected conditions would be ripe for a try within the next three days. Two other candidates, Philip Mickman of England and Mrs. Willy Kroes Van RiJsel of Holland, also swam in the harbor this morning. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Minneapolis. 11—1: Toledo, 0—4. Columbus, 1; Kansas City, 0. St. Paul, 5: Indianapolis, 3. Louisville. S; Milwaukee, S. AUTO REPAIRING and REPAINTING BOOT IKD FKm) KB WORK McMahon Chevrolet, Ine. 1231-46 Upshur St. N.W. GE. 0100 B-twMn G tarda Art. A 18th 8t. By Lewis F. Atchison Star Staff Cortoipandant LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 — Brian Bell, jr., would prefer to play halfback for the Redskins, but there are at least eight good reasons why the quiet, likeable Washington and Lee alumnus will have to show plenty of speed and power to clinch a berth. Their names range from Bagarus to Sandifer. "I know I’m not supposed to be fast,” he said matter of fact ly, ‘‘but two years ago I led the Southern Conference stealing bases in baseball. Ed Bromin ski showed me how to get a faster start in football at Bain bridge, so I don’t waste any motion. Maybe I won’t be fast enough or even good enough to make the squad, but I'd like to have a chance at halfback.” Brominski, backfleld coach at Columbia before entering the Navy during the war, tutored the solemn-eyed Bell while he was stationed at the sprawling Bainbridge Naval Training Center. Another gent who took a fancy to Brian and helped educate him in pigskin science was Roy Baker, one-time assist ant coach of the Redskins. Roy thought well enough of Brian’s football future to try to per suade him to enroll at Southern California, where he is a mem ber of the grid staff. On the receiving end of Mike Dowd a's passes at W. and L. last year, the left-handed Bell caught enough aerials to rank well up among the leading col legians in this department. The Generals used him mostly as a fullback and he had a hanker ing to play half. He was a smooth enough runner to win contract bids from both the Bell in Tough Spot as Redskin Candidate TIRES Factory rkcondi- a a m ■ tionod; allliiat; ~ J 6-month guar- m^R an tee. USED TRUCK TIRES Open Daily tr Sunday $4.95 Until 8 P.M. ® ALL-SERVICE TIRE CO. 3619 Georgia Ave. RA. 9850 ssKmmriim COA^hC* & SCOAMS SPECIAL QUALITY FIBRE Full Sett SEAT COVERS 1949 PLASTIC FIBRE Custom Tailored to Fit 1941-49 Cars Made to Soli for $32.50 Other Seat Covers Reduced lip to SO'I Mail and Carry-Out Orders 10% Discount gERTIBLE TOPS ^^INSTULEB This Tip Stilt Rtg. at SIS ISISimsuSToU^ml Between N&O Stt. N.W. 1 Open All Day Saturdays 1 Redskins and New York Yan kees of the rival All-America Conference. The 23-year-old Bell Isn't any hell-raising pepperbox on the field. Most of the time you wouldn’t know he was there. At first glance you’d say his thoughtful, serious mien was better suited to the pursuit of a legal career. That fits in with the fact that his roommate at W. and L. was Fred Vinson, Jr., son of the Chief Justice. They had just returned from earning passage on a voyage to South American and back when Bell signed up with the Redskins. Brian’s dad, chief of the As sociated Press Bureau in Wash ington before his death sev eral years ago, was a topnotch Owes It to Tennis To Play for Cup, Schroeder Says By the Associated Press LOS ANGELES. Aug. 4 — Ted Schroeder is going to help the United States defend the Davis Cup August 26 to 28 because ‘‘I feel I owe it to the game.” The 28-year-old tennis vet eran, who never has lost a Davis Cup match, said he felt it was his obligation to assist in the defense of the trophy. ‘‘That’s all I told the Davis Cup Committee,” said tireless Ted. ‘‘I was available if they wanted me.” Alrick Man, jr., nonplaying captain of the United States team, indicated the committee wants Schroeder like a cat wants catnip. Without Ted. United States chances of re taining the cup from the chal lenge of either Australia or Italy would not be the bright est. Schroeder. a big refrigera tion man with family respon sibilities, made it plain to a reporter that ‘‘business is my main consideration.” I sportswriter, before moving on to even more important posts. He always hoped the boy would grow up to be an athlete, and young Brian’s decision to join the Tribe would have given him great pleasure, although it was the Redskins who finally made the father give up writing sports. “My father always wrote one sports story a year just to keep his hand in," Brian told us. “We lived in California sev eral years and he always cov ered the Rose Bowl game for the AP. When he went East he became a great Redskin /an and decided to cover the 1940 championship game with the Chicago Bears. Well, you know what happened. He never wrote another sports story after that.” SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAD IJE. Columbus, 5-—1; Savannah, 0—3. Augusta, 8; Greenville, 3. Other games postponed. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE. Buffalo, 11; Newark, 8. Syracuse, 4- Toronto, 1. Other games postponed. D. C. Printers Lead Tourney After Win Over New York Special Dispatch to Tha Star NEW YORK, Aug. 4.—Wash ington was looking very much like the team to beat today as the International Typographical Union Baseball Tournament went into the fourth day of play. The boys from the Capital are the only ones with three straight victories behind them and, along with St. Louis, are the only ones unbeaten. It is a double-knockout tourna ment, so Washington will be root ing for Detroit to hand St. Louis a loss today, as those two clubs try to complete a game called yesterday because of rain. St. Louis and Detroit were tied at 1-1 after six innings. Washington, meanwhile, hand ed New York its first loss. 3-2, in a game which went eight in nings before rain intervened. Chi cago and Boston also will try to complete their game, which went eight innings with the score dead locked at 4-4. In the only other completed game Baltimore blanked Indianapolis, 4-0. Six D. C. Area Golfers Pass JCC Meef Test By «ht Associated Press HOUSTON, Tex., Aug. 4 — Match play In the National Junior Chamber of Commerce junior golf tournament begins today, with six Washington (D. C.) area boys among the 128 players. Leading Capital qualifiers was Richard Foster, with a 36-hole total of 77-74—151. Medal honors were taken by Defending Champion Gene Llt tler of San Diego, Calif., 66-71— 137, five under par. Others qualifying from the Washington area were: Stan Mouser, 75-81—156; Winston Sut ter, 78-80—158; Dennis Bolster, 82-79—161; Billy D, Wolfe, 82 81—163, and Kay Fletcher, 83-82 —165. Robert V. Wolfe of Wash ington carded 86-85—171 to miss the 165 qualifying figure. m i T T L I S f o « III -ill j THEY OUTSELL ANY OTHER ! BEER OR ALE ! IN WASHINGTON! j ’ 1 That’s right! Valley Forge Beer and J I Rams Head Ale outsell any other beer i i % | * or ale in Washington! Their I I 1 1 outstanding taste just naturally nu -i* » > i j a hit with everybody! 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