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a SPORTS By JACK GALLEN Here and There Along I The Rialto of Sports | In these trying days of turmoil and strife it’s good to know that America’s athletes, as they always have, are rallying to the colors of their country in droves but it seems to me that a most outstanding example of patriotism and Americanism was flashed to the sporting world last week when Frank Reagan, Penn’s ambidexterous athlete, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. What’s so unusual about enlisting, you might ask? * Nothing. But there is some thing unusual, something fine in the ideals of a man. when he •‘losses away" $7,500 in cash and a major league baseball career, to boot, and that, my curious luddybucks. is what Mr. Frank Reagan did lust week. Yes sir. lie let $7,500 slip through his fingers when he enlisted because the New York Yankees had offered him that much to sign on the dotted line and lie tossed away a major league career, temporarily at least, because he was "sure fire" to make good in the big time. At least four clubs sought his services. Everything to Gain Reagan had everything to gain and nothing to lose. But he put i patriotism ahead of dollars and this country could stand a few more chaps like him. If every body had that spirit any nation | would think twice before attempt-j lng an attack. And while Reagan was enlisting ; Unelc Sam was making big in roads into the ranks of the major leagues. Big Hank Greenberg j Detroit's $50.000-a-scason slugger, was officially placed in Class 1-A by his draft board and will enter the service next month along with ball players Buddy Lewis, Cecil Travis and Joe Marty. Bar-B-Q's The baseball season is hardly a week old and already the cam paign is full of startling surprises . . . The early rashes of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Giant:-, particularly the Gothamites, took the fans and the opposition by surprise . . . The Bosox arc con ceded to be the hardest hitting team in the major leagues . . . Their lineup is bedecked with .300 or better hitters . . . But their second-rate pitching staff and the temporary loss of Ted Williams was expected to retard, rather than speed up. their baseball cam paign . . . The Giants are play ing such great ball (at this writ ing which was last Sunday night i that their followers are at a loss for words trying to elucidate on the mad surge of the Tcrryites . . . However, it's my linn convic tion that they won't “hold-up" and are playing "over their heads" ... At least three major league clubs will be "wrecked" next month by Uncle Sam . . . They arc the Washington Senators, the Detroit Tigers and the Philadel phia Phillies . . . The Senators will lose Buddy Lewis and Cecil Travis, the Tigers will have to do without the highest priced player extant in Hank Greenberg, and the Phils, already shorn of Hugh Mulcahy. will see another star de part in Joe Marty . . . But if there's one hing F.D.R. is doing in his war he's shoving partiality and influence aside and that s as It should be. William (Boots 1 Miller has given up organized basrball for his first love, the sandlots. but what was the Middle Atlantic la-ague's loss will be Cumber land's gain because the fragile forksider has cast his lot with tlir Bi-State Colts. Miller should win a lot of game. in this section . . . His natural ability, plus his experience in the minor leagues will go a long way . towards enabling lmn to dominate I the batters ol the Bi-State wheel I ... With any kind of support, he'll ornament the clubhouse wall with j a string of triumphs . . . That is. j unless we miss our guess ... An , gressive Joe Cronin, that great j shortstop-manager of the Boston j Red Sox. was so hard up for i pitchers this year he reached out j and lassoed old Mike Ryba. one > time Middle Atlantic League relic j . . . Ryba's at least 37 years of j age and has seen service with j more ball clubs than any player j in the business . . . Not only that. ; but he plays every position on the! diamond equally well ... When in j the M-A he went through his j chores with the Scottdale Scotties . . . Buddy Baer is next on the calling card of Joe Louis . . . Joe will Jolt him on May 23 in Wash ington . . . Roxy's bowling alleys will fairly hum with activity or May 2. 3. 4 and 5 when the ace plasters of this section beat a tatoo of maples upon the wooden way ... Entered in the events arc the elite of Cumberland's bowling dom . . . Such sparklers as Paul Cionl, Sammy DeLuca and Bill Crane are already billed for com petition and what competition it should be! _ | Durocher Banks On Lee Grissom One of the big "if's" in the pen nantward aspirations of the Brooklyn Dodgers this season is that eccentric southsider known os Lee Grissom, now in the stage of making a "come-back" in the major leagues. It was just a few years ago when he was a member of the Cincinnati Reds that Gris som. with his blazing fast ball, his dexterous delivery and his be witching assortment of hooks, was the most talked-about rookie m baseball. Striking out as many as nine and ten a game was duck soup—for him. But then—something happened. He became wilder than a flock of Nazis and couldn't win to save his neck. But now he's back witli j Brooklyn, as he was in the late stages of the 19-10 wars, and on the basis of a flve-mning 2 hit f shutout against the Yankees just i before the current campaign I opened, may be "right." If so. ; manager Durocher won't have much to worry about what with Whitlow Wyatt. Luke Hanul. Fred die Fitzsimmons and Kirby Higbe hanging around. Louis-Baer All Set Heavyweight champion Joe Louis and challenger Buddy Baer i are all set for their championship ' match in Griffith Stadium. Wash i ington. D. C., Friday night. May j 23 and judging from reports per ! mcating the air. the Stadium stands will be well-filled with • Cumberland boxing fans when the time for action rolls around. Quite a few resident mitt lov ers took in the recent Baer- Galento jabfest at Washington and many more arc expected to witness the May battle between Louis and Baer. It will be the first meeting betwen the two bruisers and Louis is a topheavy ; favorite. Warning! Washington. April 19 The Vinson Bill <HR 4139) "will seriously endanger the future existence of our affiliated un ions." Pres. Murray told the CIO in urging opposition to the anti-strike, anti-union measure. All CTO affiliates, members and friends of labor should write or wire to their Congressmen at once protesting this new at -1 tack on workers rights. Since early passage in the House is threatened. "Don't delay." Pres. Murray urges. "Write or wire your Congressmen now. protesting this bill and demanding its de feat. Wire also to speaker Sam uel Rayburn of the House of representatives, to Majority Leader John W. Mac Cormack and to Minority Leader Joseph W. Martin. Address them at the House Office Building. Wash ington. D. C. "The Vinson Bill must not ! pass." KEYSTONE BftRGMWS Free Gifts for the Kiddies MEN’S $2.09 LADIES' WORK SHOES NOVELTIES $ 1” 97<= BOYS’ STURDY CHILDREN’S OXFORDS $1.19 STYLES $1 39 80c For a Firm Foundation, Wear Keystone Shoes KEYSTONE SHOE STORES 169 Baltimore St. Cumberland, Md. [ City's Best Pin Aces to Clasli In Roxy Derby Class meets class here next month when Cumberland's best pinsters run afoul of each other ,in a gigantic four-day "mara thon of the maples" at the Roxy Rowling Alleys on North Me chanic Street, May 2. 3. 4 and 5 and long before the blister ing bombardment will have been concluded, a lot of plain and fancy scores will have been written into the logs of the scorekeepers. Bowling, on the upswing in this 1 section the past several years, has , now reached the point where i most everybody takes time out for a "few rounds." as the saying goes, and this impending tourna ment should be the crownin'! event of the pin season for the coming card fairly teems with , class. Crane, DrLuca, Ciont Leading the list of well-known and well-feared maple massagers • are Bill Crane. Sammy DeLuca. ■ Paul Cioni and Jim Brady, not to • mention a score or more of other classy bowlers, Police Commis ; sionrr James Orr. for one. The entries have been placed , into these classifications: Class A - j 125 to 145. Class C—less than j 1 125. Women: Class A—lls aver age or better. Class B —los to I to 115. Class C—less than 105. 1 All right, me lads and lassies i let ’em roll! 1 1 Softball Here Again! i Easter time's the time for eg: l • but now that Easter time's out cf •'; view for another year it's time for softball and tire boys who like to | "pepper the pellet" in the mush ; ball realm arc lasing little time ' swinging into action. Among the : first to heed the summons wire r the Local 184 tossers who went ) through two brisk workouts earlier ■ in the week and will go through j another tomorrow evening at Community Stadium. I I An open battle for berths is bc- I I ing waged and the Unionite chieftains, over-crowded with classy material, will have no easy ■ assignment designating their 1941 ■ roll call. Incidentally. Celancse 1 Local 1874 expects to meet the > best sectional competition this 1 year. r Ask Higher - Base Pay Washington. April 19 lmme diate establishment of a 40-cent hourly minimum for the 150.000 workers employed in cotton gar ment indastry, was asked by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers in a 45 page brief submitted this week to the Wage-Hour Admin istration here. Present minimum wages in the industry under the Federal Wage- Hour law range from 32* a to 37',i cents an hour. The 40-cent min imum would not be reached un der the ordinary functioning of the law, before 1945. I Listen. . . . 6 O’CLOCK—WTBO | FREE BEER! | SPORTS NEWS SPONSORED BY I j Cumberland's Own 100% SSK? j| OLD EXPORT BEER THE WESTERN MARYLAND VOICE OF INDUSTRIAL LABOR | MIGHTIEST MUSICAL EVER! Forming (hr greatest stellar aggregation (hr srrrrn has srrn in years. Janies Stewart. Judy Gar land. Hedy Lamarr and Lana Turner appear together on the Maryland screen in "Ziegfrld Girl,'’ mighty musiral drama of the fabulous era when Floreni Ziegfrld glorified the American girl and gave the world the entrrtainmrnt spectacles of a lifetime. Boasting hundreds of thr most beautiful girls in America, a host of song and dance numbers, and ultra-lavish costumes and sets, thr new picture is hailed as the mightiest musiral ever to come out of Hollywood. Sen. Murdock Raps Anti-Strike Hysteria WASHINGTON, Apr. 19.—-I he arm* program ia not being hindered by strike*, despite hysterical statement* in Congress | and in the press. Senator Abe Murdock. Democrat of Utah, told ; a nationwide radio audience in a National Radio Forum speech broadcast from here this week. Ihe strike is a fully democratic, wholly American method secuirng redress of grievances. 1 ' Murdock said, in criticizing cur rent proposals to outlaw this right. “In the Bill of Rights several of our democratic rights are list ed.” he said. “Among others, the right of freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of re ligion and assembly. If those: rights are destroyed, what is left of democracy? “But the list of democratic ; rights is not exhausted by the Bill of Rights or the Constitu tion.” he added. “As the citizens of a great democracy, we have other democratic rights which are established by law. recog nized by the courts, defended by the government and respected by all who love democracy. . . . “He who would now seek to curtail these liberties not only SCross Country Motor Oil 100% Pure Penn. $1.49 I c Tax Included SAVE MONEY two ways: Cross County saves you up to 50% at ordinary quality oils. 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