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|jays Lose To Cradock 5 To 3, But Take Nightcap 2 To 0
\jnlh Inning Rally
(osl Jays 1st Game;
saw ver Leads At Bat
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(.,1- I wo Doubles
TKi: \KLK IN FORM
Jjr.j lint' Protested Due
f? Decision Over Fly
Hall In On I field
ia ru t: HASTE
divided a twin bill
\ < sterdav afternoon
< ;ame 5-3 and win
e'. .ated nightcap 2
: . ? aime was a pitch
een Lloyd Murden of
Beef Treakle of
Maiden of the Jays
?ave the better of' the
mtil the ninth inning
:-::ors bunched 3 hits
....< ;o: 4 runs and the ball
re led at bat by
with two doubles and
j '
? .need on Murden for
th first inning but
ss the plate due
... by the Jaybud in
? i My- came back with
:he third and came
.. 1 run. The game mov
- .Muy then until the!
Cradock bunched 3 I
,i walk to score one run
j the game. The Jays
< r. their half of the
anc scored two runs on !
and an error by the j
baseman. The Jays then
_e: men on the base
t were unable to bring ,
m The visitors opened !
inning with Lee get
. -,:.he Dennis was safe on '
the third baseman and
; . for Myers punched'
:ii- Carney went out to;
- mar. and Heeley sent
L ii a fielder's choice
eryoody safe. Culpepper1
..er to first and Mur
?eeccd to walk Beef
7 th- bases. Mor
d driving in the
a- Green went out I
Jays could not 1
. ii.s of the famous
4 men faced him |
Sawyer was out;
-t and then the new'
Z:. in Murden proceed
s'..- tlurd hit of the
was left stranded as
.r.. pinch-hitting for the
M..rden. fixed out to the \
. and Johnson flied
. fielder. Treakle col
: i 3 times at bat to
-:r. while White led the
'2:4
: found both teams 1
exception of the
t:i'.' catcher for the'
r:-iit fielder for the
Texaco Beach \
. the second game
-hints of Brum- |
?. n while Richard-|
. the pitching duties
B:\imsey proved too
. Cradock in the sec
:.. the visitors down
lid nary-a-run. Al- f
- -rot only four hits
.one they made them '
runs only by daring j
and the extra base,
a: tiered by Ralph
Both teams collected |
u "no first three inn- !
.-itors attack bog
the Jays scored 2
fifth inning when
and Saunders j
?U-' tuple to center j
Johnson. Saunders j
moment later when
^ ' a long fiy to left field.;
The hitting honors for this game
went to Shirt Sawyer who col
lected two for four times at bat.
The box scores:
STANDINGS
National League
W L Pel.
Chicago 59 32 .648
New York .54 39 .581
Pittsburgh 48 42 .533
St. Louis 48 43 .527
Boston 45 48 .484
Brooklyn .37 52 .416
Cincinnati 37 53 .411
Philadelphia 38 57 .400
American League
W L Pr?.
New York 60 29 .675
Chicago 57 36 .613
Boston 50 37 .575
Detroit 51 38 .573
Cleveland 43 44 .494
Washington 39 48 .448
St. Louis 29 61 .322
Philarelphia 26 62 .295
Yest'rday's Results
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 5-2. Philadelphia 1-3.
Pittsburgh 8. Boston 4.
Brooklyn 7-1, St. Louis 3-7.
Chicago 5. New York 4. <11 inn
ings >.
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 11-2. Detroit 4-2. (Sec
ond game called in 19th.)
Chicago 4-5. Philadelphia 3-3.
New York 14. St. Louis 5.
Cleveland 11, Washington 2.
Today's Games
NATIONAL LEAGUE
? No games scheduled.)
AMERICAN LEAGUE
? No games scheduled.)
Birds Once Much Smaller
Birds were apparently smaller?
about half as big as those of today?
in the mild geologic era that pre
vailed about 40 million years ago
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tFirst Game)
Elizabeth City Ab R H
Johnson. 3b 5 0 0
Saunders. 2b 4 l l
Caddy, c 4 0 0
White, rf 4 0 3 i
Harris, lb 4 0 1
Fearing, cf 3 0 0
Sawyer, ss 4 i 2
E. Murden. If 4 1 3
L. Murden. p 3 0 0
Forbes 1 o 0
Totals 36 3 10
Crudock Ab R II
Carney, ss .5 0 1
Heeley. 3b 5 1 0
Culpepper, cf 5 0 2
Treakle. p 3 l 2
Morgan, c 5 0 2
1 Green, rf 4 0 1
Lee. lb 4 1 2
Dennis. 2b 3 1 1
Meyers. If 3 0 0
Savage 1 1 1
Totals 38 5 12
(Second Game)
Elizabeth City Ab R H
Johnson. 3b 2 1 0
Saunders. 2b 3 1 1
Forbes, c 3 0 1
White, rf 3 0 0
Harris, lb 2 0 0
Fearing, cf 3 0 0
Sawyer, ss 3 0 2
E. Murden. If 1 0 0
Brumsey. p 2 0 0
Caddy. If 2 0 0
Totals 24 2 4
Cradock Ab R H
Carney, ss 2 0 1
Heeley. 3b 3 0 0
Culpepper, cf 3 0 0
Richardson, p 3 0 0
Morgan, c 3 0 0
A. Lee. rf 3 0 1
N. Lee. lb 3 0 1
Dennis. 2b 2 0 0
Meyers. If 2 0 1
Totals 24 0 4
Cubs Whip Giants To Increase Lead; Yanks And Sox Win
White Sox Win
Two As Yanks
Topple Browns
Ucl Sox Trim Timers In
First Game and Tie
Another
New York, Aug. 1.? (U.f!)? New
York's Yankees walloped the St.
Loo is Browns. 14-5, today, but had
heir American league jcad trim
med a half game as the runner
up Chicago White Sex took both
nds of a doubleheader.
The Yankees barraged Trotter,
Koupal and Bcnct i for 17 hits,
including home runs by DiMaggio,
Gehrig and Roife. Rookie Spur
?eon Chandler scattered a dozen
safeties to the Brownies, including
four baggers by Clift and Huff
nan. It was DiMaggio's 31st liorn
?r of the year, and put him one
;ame ahead of the pace set by
Babe Ruth in 1927 when he es
sablished his all time record of 60.
The Whi e Sox climbed to with
it five games of the Yanks, by
losing out the Philadelphia Ath
ctics twice. 4-3, and 5-8. It took
m 11th inning home run by Dixie
Walker to break a 3-3 deadlock in
Lite opener, in which the veteran
red Lyons scattered 12 hits, while
faster was holding the Sox to
seven. In the second game Diet
rich and Kennedy combined to
iiold Philadelphia to four hits,
me of them a homer by Johnson.
Appiing's four-bagger was one of
die eight hits given up by Rookie
George Caster.
The Detroit Tigers absorbed a
11-4 beating, then battled to a 2-2
tie against the Boston Red Sox.
rhe second game was called at
the end of the 10th because of
Boston's Sunday closing law. Jack
Wilson held the Bengals to seven
liits. and the Sox collected 12 off
Lawson and Poffenbergcr in the
curtain raiser. Greenberg and
Laabs homered for Detroit. Buck
Mewsont and Elden Aukcr battled
to a draw in the windup with Mc
Nair and Higgins clouting four
taggers off Auker for Boston. Each
pitcher fanned five.
Bobby Feller, 18-year-old farm
toy strikeout artist of the Cleve
and Indians, won his first start
tf the season. 11-2. by limiting the
Washington Senators to seven
tits. His control was the best
shown this year, and he fanned
tine. His only previous win was in
i relief role. The Van Meter, Iowa,
sensation was opposed by Bucky
Jacobs, 18 year-old Washington
lurler. For three innings, it was
i real old-time pitchers' battle
ictwccn the youngsters, but five I
successive singles, and Feller's
ong fly sent Jacobs to the showers
n the fourth.
Invented Electric Bell
In 1736, a Scottish monk named
Gordon, then teaching in Germany,
invented the electric bell. It had
two little gengs, between which was
suspended a metal ball on a silk
pendulum. The charged ball struck
one gong, gave up its electricity in
doing so, and, being repelled, struck
the other gong, and the cycle was
repeated. Then the monk invented
a motor with which he electrocuted
scores of chaffinches. It was the
forerunner of the electric chair.
CHICAGO TAKES
THREE STRAIGHT
FROM NEW YORK
Pirates Best the Bees 8-T;
Cards and Dodgers
Split Twin Bill
The Chicago Cubs stretched
their lead to six games in the Na
ional league race when they out
lasted the New York Giants, 5-4.
in 11 innings. George Stainback,
pinch-hitting for Larry French,
with the bases loaded in the 11th,
singled giving the Cubs a clean
sweep of the three games. French
had relieved Charlie Root in the
eighth, and the two of them lim
ited the Giants to six hits, in
cluding three home runs? a pair
by Mel Ott and another by Pan
ning. The Cubs got to Rookie
Cliff Melton for 12 hits, three of
them singles by Demaree.
The defeat left the Giants
games ahead of the Pittsburgh
Pirates who bested the Boston
Bees, 8-4, in a game featured by
the relief hurling of Rookie Russ
Bauers. The freshman hurier went
in after Red Lucas had allowed
two runs in the fifth sending the
Bees into a one run lead, and al
lowed the Beantowners only two
hits the rest of the way. The Pi
rates got to MacFayden and
Hutchison for 13, including Todd's
circuit clout.
St. Louis and Brooklyn divided
a doubleheader, the Dodgers win
ning 7-3 in the opener behind the
combined seven-hit pitching of
Hamlin and Hoyt. and the Cards
grabbing the nightcap, 7-1, as Lon
Warneke distributed 11 hits to the
Flatbushers. The Dodgers pound
ed Dizzy Dean from the box with
nine hits in seven innings of the
first game, in which Joe Medwick
Card outfielder, went hitless in
four trips to the plate. It left his
batting average at .397, the first
time he had fallen beneath .400
this year.
Cincinnati and Philadelphia al
so split, the Reds copping the
opener, 5-1, behind the six-hit
flinging of Lefty Grissom, and the
Phils recovering the finale, 3-2,
with the aid of Claude Passeau's
five hit performance.
New York, July 29.?<U.R>? Hey
Warden! Pick out a clean warm
cell for me. I'm due to join youi
exclusive winter colony about the
first of October because Bill Ter
ry assured me in March that the
Giants had the best chances in
years of winning the National lea
gue pennant.
Never can I forget that sultry
afternoon in Havana when Bill
and I sat there in the upper
reaches of the stands in beautiful
Tropical Park and Bill told me
why the Giants should win the
pennant. His eyes sparkled. Nev
er have I seen the Memphis choir
singer and oil magnate more en
thusiastic.
When I returned to New York,
I felt like a guy who had been
tipped off on the winner of a
"boat race" at any of our horse
racing parks. I tried to inveigle
bystanders into expressing their
opinions on the outcome of the
pennant race. They were easily
inveigled. And I bet on the Giants
?the Giants?the Giants?against
all comers. I bet on the Giants
against the field. I bet on the
Giants against the Cubs, Cards
and Pirates in team-for-team wa
gers. Most of them were against
the Cubs.
I am beginning to fear that
Memphis Bill was over-sold on
his Giants. Bill goes in for voodoo,
good luck charms, etc., and he
might have foreseen what was to
happen. If you don't think Bill
goes in for those things, just look
at the way he called back Blondy
Ryan, the telegraphing kid who
was his lucky Amulet in 1933.
Only superstition could have
brought about such a recall.
Terry should have foreseen the
exchange of one of his "big four"
pitchers, Freddie Fitzsimmons. for
a non-entity named Tom Baker.
And Terry should have foreseen
the indignities heaped upon his
star hurler, Carl Owen Hubbell.
Hubbell, screwball king of the Na
tional league, was blasted out of
the box Tuesday by a seven hit
attack in the seventh inning from
the St. Louis Cards. And Carl had
been subjected to a seven run
punishment last Friday from the
Cubs. Tuesday's beating was the
worst suffered by Hubbell since he
left Beaumont of the Texas lea
gue in 1926. Those two miserable
showings, following his uncertain
display in the All-Star game, raise
the question: "Is Bill Terry's meal
ticket all punched out?"
JL
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Seeks Second Victory j
Unreal
HAROLD S. VANDERBILT'S graceful sloop Ranger, which won the j,
first race on Saturday in the cup defense from T. O. M. Sopwith'sl
Endeavour II. The Ranger will attempt to make it two straight today 11
when they start on the second of a series of seven races. j <
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Sopwith Gambling With Winds
Ladv Luck Threw Him Down
J
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Coast Guanl Cartographers
Showed Endeavour II
Sailed Briskly
By TIIEOX WRIGHT
United Press StafT Correspondent '
Newport. R. I.. Au?. 1.?(UR*?A
tail, gray-eyed man in a -seagoing I
hat tramped the deck of a big |
white yacht anchored in the cuter i
harbor tonight, chewing the bit
of a well-worn pipe and gazing
frequently at a gray, roughening
sky.
It will be an ill wind indeed if i
it doesn't blow some luck tomor- i
row to Thomas Octave Murdoek
Sopwith. lean British airplane
manfacturer who has sworn to i
lift the America's cup from the j
hands of Yankee mariners who ;
have held it 86 years.
Endeavour II. the blue-hulled !
British challenger sloop which j
Sopwith brought across the At- '
lantic to try where her predeces- ;
?sor. Endeavour I. had failed in j
1934. was one down to Harold S. j
Vanderbilt's Ranger in the best- I
of-seven cup series ? defeated!
Saturday by nearly two miles, or
71 minutes, five seconds in elapsed
time.
Tonight the seafaring gentry
dug out pad and pencil and dop
ed out the factors that may have
considerable bearing on the re- i
maining races.
First. Endeavour II. unques
tionably footed as fast as Ranger
when the wind was brisk but fell
off when the wind fell off.
Many salty veterans to whom a
sou'wester is a wind as well as a j
hat. believe the British sloop needs |
a good wind to show her best ;
foot.
And most important?the ac
tual chart of Saturday's race,
compiled by Coast Guard carto
graphers, showed Endeavour II
travelled 36 miles against Rang
er's 34.4 miles, over the 30 mile j
course.
These are significant figures.
They mean that?had it not been
for bad tactical breaks for En
deavour II?she might have come
home less than 700 yards behind
Ranger in stead of nearly two
miles, since she travelled 1.6
miles farther.
The tough break for the British
boat came on the home leg. After
rounding the buoy 15 miles south
by east from the starting line.
Endeavour II tried a manuever
which?had it worked ? would
have been hailed as a masterpiece
of sailing strategy.
Sopwith. who worked the helm
throughout the race, chose to
point high off the course, instead
of running for home. In some
winds, a boat travels faster on a
reach 'sailing across the wind)
than on a run 'sailing with the
wind astern >. because the slight
slant of the wind off the stern
quarter created a stronger pull!
on the sails.
Sopwith reached to northeast
? ! j
instead of heading north by west, 1
the true course for the finish <
marker. Endeavour actually foot- 1
cd far faster than Ranger on the 1
home stretch, and might have j I
caught her. but her course was, 1
too far away and as she turned to J'
head for the mark, the wind shift- j I
ed to the east and died.
As Endeavour II crawled out j.
of a blanket of fog that rolled j
almost to the racing course, she j,
was barely limping along, licked {
by the duck of the wind and a <
daring maneuver that failed to J
click.
Sopwith gave her a going over ,
today, while Vanderbilt took t
Ranger out for a two hour spin ]
on the ocean, to dry the salty ,
spray out of her sails. Tomorrow i
the big sloops go out again on a f
30 mile triangu'ar course, and, if j
the weather stiffens, quite a few j
experts believe the Royal Blue 1
Britisher may show a far differ- |
ent racing foot.
The Boston weather bureau '
forecast a "fairly strong" wind
diminishing tonight. Odds
lengthened on the defender. With
few takers at 4 to 1 on the
series, the betting was even that
Ranger would win four straight, j
Signer of Mayflower Campact
John Alden was the youngest sign- |
er and the last survivor of the I
signers of the Mayflower compact. '
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Seventh District Crew
i J
HERE is a picture of the Seventh District crew that rowed a great
race at Chincoteague Island last Thursday in thair first start. They
are scheduled to race again on Coast Guard Day at Roanoke Island.
Here is a picture of 12 of the Seventh District crew which included
Leonard L. Rollinson. Irvin T. Gray, Palmer Midgett, coxwain; Mania
Hayward, William Meekins, Walter Lewis, R. J. Scarborough, Robert
Austin, Dalton Hooper, Vernon Tillett, Thomas Harris and William
Hooper.
'(Sports chatter
By JOHN MARSHALL
, j
Last Thursday the writer attended the annual pony penning at
Chincoteague island, which was one of the gayest occasions I have
ever attended. They have ponies, carnivals, races, plenty of eats,
super Southern hospitality, and everything it takes to make you
really happy and carefree.
The high spot of the day was a two-mile race between the crews
of the fourth, sixth and seventh districts. For the simple reason that
I draw my pay from a newspaper and because of a very valued friend
ship I was awarded a seat on one of the Coast Guard picket boats to
follow the boats over the course so that I might get a first-hand
view of the race.
I have seen college crews come gliding down the bay at Annapolis
in trim little crafts that fairly split the water; I have seen the speedy
outboards do all kinds of tricks in their mad dashes for the finish
line, and I have seen the high-powered motor boats skimming along
like a urcezo but I have yet to see anything quite so dramatic, thrill
ing or heartbreaking.
If you please, ladies and gentlemen, this is John Marshall seated
on top of a cabin on the Coast Guard picket boat 2399, which is at
this time in the Chincoteague ehannel preparing to follow the two
mile race between the fourth, sixth and seventh districts.
You folks who are not here today arc missing the time of your
life. They have everything, and everybody is here. Yessir! the offi
cials have just told me that they estimate about 15,000 people are
here today. The shore is lined with people from one end to the other
and there's about 3.000 hanging over the bridge across the channel
waiting for this race to start.
Commander Sullivan and his party of commanders from the other
districts have just boarded picket boat 2398 and here comes another
j picket boat. I can't see the number but they arc loading up with an
I other party of Coast Guard officials. Now the surf boat from Wallops
i Beach is coming up to the dock to take on a party?and who do you
think it is?
It is the Pat he News boys who are here to take, shots of the races.
1 They are all aboard now and are getting all set up.
The picket boats are now beginning to pull out and another surf
boat pulls alongside and takes in tow the three racing boats. They
will be towed down the ehannel to the starting point some two miles
pff. Now Guy Hudgin, who is in charge of the 2399, shoves off and
we fall in line with the other five picket boats flying flags of all kinds.
We pass the judges' stands and everybody hollows. (I don't know
why, but everybody does.)
Now folks, wc arc at the red beacon on the south end of the island :
and the three boats arc already lined up ready for the starting gun.
Seventh district has drawn the inside lane, Sixth district is in the
middle land and the Fourth district is in the outside lane.
The starter's gun bangs and 30 oars begin to glide gently but firmly
through the water. The ten men from the Seventh district with a
fast stroke are pulling out in the lead at the very start. Sixth district
is second and Fourth district is last.
The Seventh district team has only been organized for about three
weeks and the wise boys don't consider them in the race. They arc
a husky looking bunch?all of them arc six feet tall and weigh about
190 pounds each. They may be new at the game but they sure arc
rowing a great race at this time . . . they are now leading by about
15 feet and Fourth is falling way back.
We are now at the end of the first half and the Seventh is still
going great. The other two crews arc holding their own but have
not gained any. The Seventh is using a 32-count stroke, the Sixth
ts using 29 and the Fourth is using 27.
The Pathe News boys arc scooting all along the line taking pic
tures here and there?mostly there.
The crowd on 2399 is yelling for Fourth except Eddie Vocth and
some kid that must have slipped on board, and he is yelling for Sixth.
Eddie is now coining forward with me and as soon as he gets here
we are going to break some records for Seventh. Excuse me while I
yell?COME ON SEVENTH! (That was Eddie Vocth and myself
yelling.) .*
At the end of the first mile the Seventh is still leading and Sixth
is second and pulling up with, Fourth still trailing. There isn't over
30 feet separating all three boats now.
The crowd aboard this boat is yelling for Fourth and the kid Is
giving ihem the raspberries. . . . They are threatening to pitch him
overboard but right at this point the Sixth district boat pulls along
side of the Seventh and the kid starts yelling his head off.
The Sixth is rowing like mad men now and their spurt is carry
ing them into the lead. A determined Seventh district crew refuses
to be beat and attempts to meet the challenge but to na avail. At
the l:Ki-milte post the Sixth is leading with Seventh a close second
?nd the Fourth is last by a very slight margin. There is a quarter of
a mile left. Here comes Fourth district with a spurt for the lead . . .
they pass the Seventh and pull on even terms with the Sixth. They
pass under the bridge even and the crowd is going wild. Fourth dis
trict is challenging the Sixth for the lead . . . there's about 300 yards
left. . . . Sixth mqets the challenge and pulls in front but the husky
lads from the Fourth are not to be denied?they challenge again
and this time they slide past and on across the finish line a winner
by a few feet!
The Fourth had trailed along behind with an experienced crew
and let a new green crew from the Seventh district fight it out with
Sixth and when the time came they had the stuff and took the lead.
The Sixth rowedt a great race but the thing thaht had the mariners
talking was that crew from the Seventh that had a short, choppy
stroke that rowed their hearts out only to lose to more experienced
crews in the greatest race ever witnessed in the Chincoteague channel.

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