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-i IKI-H J ■ I; kuSk *V jg* JACK GALLEN By JACK GALLEN College Hurling Marvel (fes to Mack’s Athletics RICHMONDA. Va.. May 23—The Philadelphia Athletics have signed another pitcher. He is Porter Vaughan, great University of Rich mond southpaw, who will join the American League club late next month. So line is his flinging that Connie Mack has given him an outright guarantee that he will j ‘not farm him put." an unusual, procedure for a major league dub. , Mack watched the young left hander work out in Philadelphia last summer and compared him with the great Herb Pennock when the latter was just ready to break into the big time. Vaugh- 1 an Is expected to report to Philadelphia after receiving his B A. degree next month. Three Earned Runs Vaughan's record in 10 college contests, including relief roles. | showed 57 innings pitched during which he allowed 23 hits and only three earned runs while chalking up 88 strikeouts. Last summer he played semi-pro ball with a San ford. N. C.. team and won 14 straight games. Prior to coming to the University he had very little experience but under the coaching of Mac Pitt, he deve loped in to one of the best south ern stars. Vaughan has a great curve ball, a fine change of pace and unu sually good control. And that's about all a pitcher needs these days in order to get by. On top of that he has lots of ambition and the will to win. Put all these factors together and you have the makings of what may turn out to be a real star. Better Than Hash? Richmond University is the school that sent Herb Hash to the Boston Red Sox and Jack San ford to the Washington Senators but Southern baseball followers rate Vaughan a better prospect than both of those boys. And if lie's really that good then Connie Mack will be getting something worth while because Mr. Hash is doing a whale of a job of relief pitching this season for the Red Sox. Joe Cronin's staff is nothing to write home about and the Sox boss time and again has been called upon to send fireman Hash to the scene to put out the blazes. Oh yes. lest you forget. Vaugh an's team won the Southern Con ference baseball championship j this year for the first time in history. i Lake Lottery Tickets, Are Seized in Boston i BOSTON. Mass., May 23 —An affort to •hoodwink" the public was discovered here this week when 56.000 fake horse race lot-j tery tickets, which came through the mails from Canada, were seized by local postal inspectors. The lottery was to be run for the benefit of the alleged fictional "Provincial Society for Assistance to the Blind of Quebec." the postal authorities said. A total of sl.- 000.000 in prizes was to be given | away on a race nt Arlington Park.; July 20. according to printed mat ter on the tickets. Il ’ilbttr S/iaw Favored lit Memorial Day Auto Race Classic Down through the years there have been many notable heroes crowned in the world of sport but none of them have ever gained more fame and glory than that old redoubtable, dapper Wilbur Shaw, and when the grizzled vet eran faces the barrier at Indian apolis. Memorial Day. he'll be favored once again to romp off wit hthe annual 500-niile speed way classic. Winning the classic is nothing new to Shaw. He blazed past the boys in 1937 and repeated in 1939. He also stands out as the greatest money winner of all-time. He has earned a total of $71,300 in Speed way prizes alone, to supplant Louie Meyer as the king in that , respect. Indianapolis is quite a long way from Cumberland but there are, nevertheless, many local residents who plan to make the ! trip for the express purpose of I watching the "boys burn the boards." No Danger An elderly lady motorist was recently driving along a country road when she spied a couple of (repairmen climbing a telephone HERE AND THERE ALONG M’UP DUITfI np CDAPTS 111 U 111-T.U AV/ VJI U1 V/lllU Pittsburgh's Bungling Bucs are bungling again and this time Smoketown’s ferocious "wolves", long notorious for their bois terous barking, have a right to bark. For if ever a ball club folded up like an antique accordion it's the Pittsburgh Pirates of 1940! Early in the spring it looked like flossy Frankie Frisch had “pepped 'em up" with a shot of Dr. Smith's “nerve tonic" but evidently the remedy worked in reverse. Instead of resusci tating them it made them worse and today, while the be leagered Bucs stagger along. Pittsburgh fans are becoming wilder than a bunch of gangsters in a Chicago cabaret. For years and years the base-' 1 ' ball brethren of Pittsburgh and other cities made it an express point to blame "Pie" Traynor. ousted last year as manager, for the poor showing of their club. Every time the team lost a game it was Traynor's fault. "We need a new manager." they shouted and the chorus grew so loud and so consistent that the owners decided to take heed to the clamor of the masses. So they appointed Frankie Frisch as commander-in-chief of the Pittsburgh forces. * * * TRAYNOR’S LOUD LAUGH To Traynor today's rout of the Pirates must be amusing indeed. While Frisch's headaches on the ball field grow bigger and bigger Traynor can sit complacently in his easy chair, far removed from the scene of battle, and to him self say. "I wonder if they're blam ing me for this, too?" Frisch is an adept manager. He knows the game and all that goes with it. But it'll take more than a good pilot to steer the Bucs right. Th? general opinion is that the Pirates long have been over rated. that they neve: had a first class ball club and that Traynor. in spite of the protests and storms that followed him for years, was an able adjutant of the diamond. Events as they are transpiring today in the National League, and particularly in Pittsburgh, throw weight behind the latter state ment. • • • MOGULS CONNIVING The time for the staging of open air bouts is not too distant at:d local boxing addicts who visualize cards featuring first class fighters are not far from right because If Tommy Maus and Leonard iC'hicki Little have their way land they do haTe their way in things pugilisticl rente scintilatlng sockrrs will appear here. For it's no secret that Maus and his newest As sociate are conniving to bring in either I’edro Montanez. Henry Armstrong or Fritz Zivic. This means something: All are plums off a tree. Mon tanez and Zivic have been ripe | fruit for years, while Armstrong, I it need not be said, is cock-o'-the walk in two divisions. A card in volving any of the three men tioned fighters would suffice to make the turnstiles elicit. • • • JENKINS’ JACKPOT 1 When Lew Jenkins put that other Lou—Ambers—out of com mission. for the time being at least, he certainly hit the jack pot. Ever since the New York boxing writers have been shower ing him with lavish words of praise. Latest of the scribes to j "rave” is Jack Mahon, of the New York Daily News. Scz Mahon' " inc amazing rise ot tittle Jen- j kins from a Texas pasture to the I top of the lightweight division not only is one of the most amazing | in recent years, but proves very definitely a few important things, about the dizzy boxing business. "No. I—lt shows that a hungry fighter who can punch should never be made a 3-1 underdog when he gets his title chance, and <2> —it proves the argument of Mike Jacobs that the only way to get that chance Is to fight whom your matched with, and no ques tions asked." Jenkins was practically a no body when he came to New York last year but today his name is on the lips of every fight fan. . . . GABS AND GUSHES Ain’t this something! Talk about the boys In the hinter lands. Willie Hoppe, world’s 3- cushion billiard king, goes them one better! He’s 52 years old and has never driven an auto mobile or attended a motion picture show. Which just goes to thow that all , the recluses are not in the moun tains. Last week we "penned” a , statement to the effect that Charley Oilbert. rage of Brook lyn's baseball gentry, played against the Cumberland Ameri can Legion club in Chicago back in 1936. . . . But "Shake" Clark, who should know says that Ken Raffensbergcr, now chucking for the Chicago Cubs and chucking well, hurled and lost a 2-1 deci sion to the local Legionaires for a Pennsylvania team. But dark supplements this statement with these words. "He was the best pitcher we faced throughout the tournament and even then he showed signs of going places." . . . Johnny Casey. Keyscr flinger. curled up the Colts last Sunday like a crew of contortionists. Paul Drrrlnger, Cincinnati's big buckaron of the turtlebark. know* how to hit the bull's-eye. In five years he has Annie Oak lied only 2.70 batters, an average of but one pass to every six in nings. If that isn't a world's record then Adolf Hitler be lieves In democracy. Derringer, incidentally, rates Johnny Mize's eye the best in the business. "Toss that guy a ball just an inch outside the plate and all he docs is look at it." says the Redleg sizzlcr. . . . The Washing ton Senators could use a couple of blokes like Derrineer. So far this season Clark Grif fiths* "Agonizers" of the mound have been wilder than a bunch of. Dictators. In one game they kept the fans In the stands all after noon by walking fifteen batters.; ... Klouting Kenneth Ovelin is on the threshold of fame and glory. This swarthy * socker of Fistinna may see a long-cherished ambition realized Friday night when he encounters the Flogser of the Philippines—Ceferino Garcia. If he 'Overlini wins he'll become the world's brand new middle weight sultan. And don't think, for one moment, that he doesn't have a chance. Garcia, of course, is the prevailing favorite but a few newspapermen are thinking the other way. Mark Heliingcr is one of them. He likes Overlin by the K.O. route. Vito Tamulls. the Lithuanian Lancer of the Brooklyn Dodgers, still corresponds regularly with some of the friends he made when hr chucked for the Colts back In the halyron days of the Middle Atlantic League. All of which means that the vigorous Vito, in spite of the fart that he's ’’up" in the “rainbow divi sion.” hasn't contracted an ex panding hrad. Tis being said and openly, too. that Tommy Maus and “Chick" Little are seriously thinking about bringing in Pedro Montanez or Fritzic Zivic for an outdoor box ing fiesta here this summer. That should be good news to those who like their leather-throwing. . . . They're still alibiing lor the carly season catastrophe of the Yankees. Latest is. they're too wealthy—: Ho. hum! Track Meet Attracts With Fairgo as the scene and over 5,000 boys and girls as the participants, Allegany County’s annual two-day track and field meet was ushered in this morning before a tre mendous crowd. Elementary engagements sent the event underway at 10 o’clock but the much-heralded track contests were not scheduled to start un til well-past noon. Virtually 3,300 contestants are entered in today’s events and with 2,000 more booked for the junior-senior high school com petition tomorrow (Friday) a new all-time record will have been set. e Nobody Satisfied "I am going to see the doctor about my wife. I don't like the way she looks." "I'll go along with you. I don't like the looks of mine cither." Denied The parrot was sound asleep in its cage, so Sandy got a big East er egg and put it inside. Then he woke the parrot up. The par rot took one look at the egg and said: “That's a lie." pole. "Fools!” she exclaimed to her companion. "They must think I never drove before." THE WESTERN MARYLAND VOICE OF INDUSTRIAL LABOR Ken Overlin to Take on Garcia Tomorrow Night Two month* ago Cumber land's “Cauliflower row" saw one of the greatest exhibitions ever given in this city. They saw a big broadback named Ken Overlin knock out Jimmy Lynch but the manner in which he did it left them rubbing their eyes in amazement. They saw him “toy” with Lynch for five rounds, like a cat toys with a mouse, and then they blinked j in astonishment as the ex-sailor suddenly “opened up” and kayoed his foe. So what? Just this: Ken Ovelin fights Ceferino Garcia tomorrow night in Madison Square Garden. New York, for the championship of the world (Middleweight> and when the time for the battle 'lO p. m. EDST> rolls around local fight fans will glue their ears to their radios, pulling all the way for an Overin victory. Gave Real Show When Overlin appeared here he gave the fans, sports writers, promoters and everybody else a real show. Usually, when a first class fighter meets a mediocre op ponent they knock them out as quickly as possible in order to ‘ get the thing over with.” But not so with Overlin. He could have, had he so desired, pulverized Mr. Lynch with one single punch in the very first round. But Overlin knew that the spectators came to see him "put on a show" and he obliged with an exhibition that will linger long in the minds of the persons who saw it. For four or five rounds he boxed ; beautifully, sidestepping, occa sionally jabbing and ducking. By ; the time the sixth round arrived ; he decided it was about time to show off his wares and show them off he did. No sooner had the bell rung in the sixth when he pro i ceeded to clip Mr. Lynch with death-raining blows. Thereafter, it didn't take him long to measure out his opponent. So much for that. ilrllingrr Picks llim Speaking of the Garcir-Over lin fight tomorrow night (Fri day) many Cumberlanders are under the impression that Ken doesn't have a chance. Jus' where they got imbued wit! that idea is not known; neither is it disclosed who impartec! “such stuff.” The real story i: that Overlin does have a chance and a good one, at that. True, he’ll go into the ring on the short end of the odds but there are many experts picking him to win, among them the celebrat ed Mark Hellinger, who thinks Overlin will take the crown by a knockout. Garcia, the Filipino, has a splendid record but he’ll need that record to beat Overlin. CIO Urges Adequate WPA Fund Washington, May 18— The WPA bill now in Congress i> *in many rxu.clly !ik # that passed last year" an' therefore inadequate to th | needs of the uneniployet . Ralph Hetzel, Jr., CIO unen , ployment director, wrote to a ..CIO affiliates in urging the! ! support for a liberalized bill t> ,jbe offered in the House earl} ,j this week. [ The present bill. Hetzcl point . cd out. will provide roughly the i same number of jobs as were . provided last year if the $975. r 650.000 is spent within eight I months as proposed. It also rc i tains other features of last year's i bill to which labor took strong . exception, including the aban i donment of prevailing wage I scales, the 18 month automatic layoff, etc. “The CTO will also support moves for restoration of pre vailing hourly rates, for elim ination of tile 25 per cent sponsorship provision, restora tion of the Theatre Project, and for increases In monthly wage levels," Hetzel wrote. ' Polite Housewife: “If I give you a 1 dime, will you spend it on drink?" J Tramp: "Well, If you insist.” Challenged | Judge: "Do you challenge any • of the Jury?" [ ■ Defendant: “Well. I think I can lick that little guy on the end.” "Red" Van Sant to Coach Local Tennis Players At The Dingle Courts ■ ■ VOICE of LABOR to Exclusive i L. E. "Red” Van Sant, noted tennis champion, this week an nounced that he lias commenced 1 professional coaching of beginners and advanced players at the Din gle Courts. Van Sant Is recognized locally as an outstanding exponent oi the • sport and has worked hard to advance its interests in Cumber land and vicinity. In his announcement the vet eran courtsman says that instruc tions will be given both in classes and individually in Essential Strokes and Serves; Forehand and| Backhand Drives: Top Spin vs.j Flat Racket; the Services: Volley; and Smash; Planned Attack and Aggressive Tactics for Matcli Play. i ______ I AT DINGLE TENNIS COURTS --1 L "Red” Van Sant, noted tennis ins at the Dingle Tennis C ourts enthusiast and t-h impion. has pirturrd above, commenced professional coach- > Here's Something | ; FOR YOU S 5 To Know About ! ; BEER S K * Brewing beer is pretty much like the hotel or restaurant business. You can put out a £ % lunch for forty or fifty or seventy-five cents or you can put out one for a lot more. '3 3b It all depends upon what you want to turn out. 'JI % In that way, it’s pretty much like the tailoring business too. Any tailor will tell you he k A can put out a suit of clothes for thirty dollars or he can put one out for seventy-five £ \ dollars. And each is worth what you pay for it. C i H m -t With beer now back in this country for several years, more and more people arc coming * to know fine beer. They are becoming judges of quality. And putting quality into beer % cost monev. just like putting quality into shoes or automobiles cost money. k \ . . fi . % For the man who wants to pay a dime for a bottle of beer and get the utmost in quality and goodness for that dime, we have brew ed a most interesting pale, dry beer .., W i NATIONAL i ;i BOHEMIAN BEER I This is an old time beer, first brewed in this brewery back in 1885. Even then it was an 3 old time brew which was popular in Bohemia during the middle of the last century, and lb % still is, for that matter. k % % This is by no means a low priced beer. In fact, it cost your dealer plenty. There arc J k manv ten cent beers he can buy for a lot less. In fact, right here we want to compliment % the dealer who buys this beer and sells it to you for a dime. He is thinking, first of all, J of vour satisfaction. k '% . B | We’re anxious to have you try this fine beer—NATIONAL BOHEMIAN. o You can now get it all over Maryland. To try to get you to try it, we arc making this * special ofTer. We are anxious to have you note its clear, pale brilliance to note its k \ wholesome, agreeable flavor and to have you realize how fine this beer really is. We k \ don’t think there is another beer like it in America today— So just tear out the coupon in the corner, put your name and address on it. Hand it to % * your dealer. 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M. to 6 P. M.: Thursdays 10 A. M. and Saturdays 10 A. M. to 3 P. M. at the Dingle Courts. It is not necessary to be a member of the uingtc nuo to enroll lor instruc tions but there is no fee for in struction to Dingle Club members. A practice board is available to correct faults and promote ac-! curacy in driving and execution of ; strokes. i Practice game drills for boys and girls take out the drudgery of j preliminary work. Mr. Van Sant can be contacted j either at the Dingle Courts during instruction times or at 219 Greene Street, Cumberland. Phone 493. Auto Union Wins 53rd GM Plant llyattsville, N. J.. May 18.— A 976-318 Labor Board election victory at the Hyatt Roller Bear ing plant or General Motors to day gave the CIO United Auto mobile Workers exclusive bar gaining rights in its 53rd GM plant. The UAW-CIO swept 49 plant I NOTICE I STATE LICENSES TO CONDUCT BUSINESS IH ALLEGANY COUNTY 1 Under an act of the Maryland Legislature, Sessions of 1929, a penalty of \0 r / c per month will be charged for failure to renew Business I Licenses; such as Traders, Brokers, Cigarette, Billiard Tables, Garages, Laundries, Bowling, Saloons, Moving Picture Theatres, Cleaning, Dyeing and Pressing, Restaurants, Soda I Water Fountains, and others; by May 31st, each year. Delinquent penalties will be taxed and collected by the State License Inspectors. ROBERT JACKSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Allegany County, Maryland Thursday. April 25, 1940 elections In last month's big NLRB vote, and had previously been certified lor three plants of the company In Oakland, Calif. Three other run-oft elections are to be held soon. The Hyatt victory was a tribute to careful organizing work In re cent months. a BELLEVILLE. N.J.—'FP>—The United Electrical. Radio and Ma chine Workers <CIO> won an NLRB election May 17 at the lo cal lamp works of the Westing house Electric & Mfg. Co. by 101 to 44. bringing to 17 the number of Westinghouse plants where the UERMW is certified.