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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.
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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.
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Donald O. 4-1 Commander_3-1
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Gamble _ 5-2 Tropical Moon_4-1
Athlone Anna_3-1 Ida Me_5-1
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SIXTH RACE—Purse. $600; 3-year-olds and
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Hanover Express. 3-1 Hanover Scout 12-1
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SEVENTH RACE—Purse, $1,000; 4-year-olds
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TWO DOWN AND ONE TO GO—Shirley May Prance, 16, of
Somerset, Mass., who will attempt to swim the English Channel
this month, leaves the water at Dover, England, with two who
tried the long swim and failed. Left to right: Miss Prance,
Philip Mlckman, 18, British schoolboy who quit after 13 hours,
7 miles from Dover, and Mrs. Willi Croes Van Rijsel, 30, Dutch
housewife who was exhausted by ehoppy seas a mile and one
half from her goal after 14 hours and 18 minutes—AP Wirephoto.
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.
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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
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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.
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