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! THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1942 Derby Visitors Begin To Arrive At Louisville BY JACK GUENTHER United Pre.ss . Stuff Correspondent LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 30. (UP)—The mint julep capital struck up the bands, hung up the flags and whooped up the prices today as visitors bustled into town by the ,?!? loa/ ?L t ,° !? ke up the seriou s work oi' picking the winner oi the 68th Kentucky Derby. And for just about the first time in history nobody knew where to begin What shaped up six months ago < —_J as merely a breeze for Alsab today was a four-star, super-deluxe, full- rigged mystery to public and experts alike. The Derby is just three days away, the pre-race hush already has settled over the Downs, and a field of 1-3 starters is virtu- BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ally set, but there is no sign of a favorite. Nine Close Rivals At the moment nine different horses are -locked tighter than a jcouple of lady wrestlers and the only thing a man can bank on is that one of them is the -probable winner—unless another startling upset is turned in u y the seven long shots now accorded no chance. The nine low-priced choices are in tjyo groups. The topflight comprises Devil Divsr, Alsab, Requested, Valdina Orphan and Apache. The odds on these range anywhere from 3-1 to 5-1 depending on the individual bookmakers. The odds on the second flight—Shut Out, Hollywood, Sun Again and With Regards —go barely a notch or two higher. Seven Lonj Shots Tfne break between these nine and the other seven is pretty complete. Sweep Swinger zooms way up to 25-1 and if you happen to like Dogpatch, Fairy Manah, First Fiddle, Boot and Spur, Fair Call or Sir War you can get 40-1, 50-1 or anything up to 1000-1. When the field is called to the post none of these will rank much under 40-1. All 16 of the eligibles have finished their serious training and only some sudden flight of fancy on the part of the fans can now establish one as more than the slightest' of betting choices. There was virtually no news available today except that Dogpatch will start only on fast footing and that a new jockey may replace Basil James on .Alsab. The latter report appeared unfounded but the Sabath entourage refuses to confirm or deny it. As for Dogpatch, Roy Waldron said he can't run in the mud. All other : trainers reaffirmed their intention of starting and in answer to direct questioning indicated almost unanimously that in their opinions Devil Diver is the horse to beat. • The Baseball Standings SOUTHERN Atlanta Little Rock Nashville 12 Chattanooga .. Memphis .. Birmingham .. New Orleans Knoxville 7 LEAGUE W. L. Pet. ....15 6 .714 ,... 10 8 .556 .545 .524 .500 .474 .381 .318 11 ' 9 9 8 10 10 9 10 13 15 Awakens Interest Of Giant Supporters NEW YORK (NEA)—Revived interest in the New " York Nationals was more than a one-day affair. In their first seven home dates, the Giants drew ,146,832, or better than 20,000 an afternoon. Mel Ott's personal magnetism, hidden under a bushel as a. player, is one reason for the renaissance. Another was the opening with the rival Brooklyn Dodgers. Manager Ott's demand for. a hitting team and his efforts to build one are others. Polo Grounds patrons soured on Bill Terry and his close-to-the-vest methods. RIZZUTO FINDS CURE NEW YO'RK.—After watching Frank Crosetti make four hits against the Red Sox, Phil Rizzuto, Yankee shortstop, recovered from a charley horse in no time at all NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Brooklyn 13 Pittsburgh 9 New York 8 Boston 8 Chicago 7 St, Louis G Cincinnati 5 Philadelphia 3 .813 .043 .533 .500 .467 .462 .357 .200 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Cleveland 11 3 .786 Detroit 1.1 G .647 NEW York : 9 5 .643 Boston- t". 8 G .571 Washington 7 9 .438 St. Louis 7 10 .412 Philadelphia 5 11 .313 Chicago 3 11 .214 J711 NET PROFIT Basketball Champs Had Gcxxl Year Financially And Competitively JONESBORO. Ark., April 30.- Jonesboro High School's unbeaten Hurricane basketball team netted $711 in marching through 30 games to take the Arkansas High School Conference and Arkansas State Tournament championships. Previously James R, McCnuley, retiring chairman of the Athletic Board, had made public a report revealing that the Hurricane cleared $1143.54 on the tournament alone, but as usual, the team lost money on the regular season, this time $432.54. A large per cent of the profit will go for awards to the tea members of the team. Requests for special samples to be made up have been in for about two months but as yet they have not returned. The Hurricane received only $30 'for its abbreviated road showing, but paid teams coming 'to Jonesboro $292.50. The gate and advance sale receipts totaled $813.02 and the stand netted $11.59 more. Expenses totaled $1,347.15. Other big items included traveling expenses, $202.08; officials and guards. $122.00; equipment, $115.71; ollector of internal revenue (federal admission tax) $145.8G. (state sales tax) $35.70. Today's Sports Parade Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Chattanooga G, Memphis 3. Birmingham 4, Knoxville 3. Nashville 2, New Orleans 1. Atlanta 4, Little Rock 3. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 5, Cincinnati 2 (10 innings). Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 6 (10 innings). New York 4, St. Louis 3 (10 innings). —.Boston 8, Chicago 3. AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 4, Boston 2. Washington 10, Chicago 4. St. Louis 11, New York G. Cleveland 11, Philadelphia G. Today's Games Southern League Memphis at Chattanooga. Little Rock at Atlanta. Knoxville at Birmingham. Nashville at New Orleans. National League Brooklyn at Cincinnati. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. New York at St. Louis. Boston at Chicago. American League St. Louis at New York. Detroit at Boston. Cleveland at Philadelphia. Chicago at Washington. \ Today--- : c€t& £fawckife THIS 4 1 / YEARS 72 OLD IT'S RICHER Because it's made with extra time and extra grain By JACK GUENTIIER United Press Staff Correspondent LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 36.—If it is true that all things are relative, jot down the name of a glittering nobody—Dogpatch—as the best long-shot in the biggest and richest of all Kentucky Derbies. Roy Waldron. ths personable author of the most magnificent understatement in Derby history, says that this year lie has a chance. The quiet, soft-spoken trainer from Milky Way Farm doesn't claim much of a chance. That is bscause Dogpatch is a pretty ordinary little character as race horses go. He is no Man o* War and no Seabiscuit. Unless the sun is hot and the track fast he won't even poke his nose into the starting gate. But if the sun is bright and the footing is crisp, Roy Waldron says that maybe Dogpatch can do it. Ana-that is 1,000 per • cent" "more confidence than he voiced about another horse- in another Derby hers two years ago. Just in case your memory is dim, the name of the other horse in the other Derby was Gallahadion. I visited Waldron two years ago in his green and white barn on the far corner of Churchill Downs and I asked him to write a story ex- plaining how he, the trainer of a Derby horse, felt about the Derby itself. He wrote the story there in the barn while he clustered about the warmth of a tiny stove and this is the gist of that story: "All we can hope for is second and. we will be very, very lucky if we get that. Bimelech can't be beaten in the Derby tomorrow. He is a great horse with a great record. He should win it all by himself. Gallahadion? Well, we will start him but we don't look for much. He'll bs in there trying but we frankly don't think we have a chance to win." Well, Bimelech was beaten in the Derby and the horse that beat him was Gallahadion. The Candy Kid from Milky Way loafed along for almost a mile, jogged up at the head of the stretch and gave 90,000 unbelieving persons the surprise of their lives. Hs beat Big Bim and paid 35-1 in doing it. So today, when I stood and talked with Waldron in the same barn in the same remote comer of the Downs and watched Dogpatch cooling his hesls after a quick trip around the track, the Milky Way trainer grinned as he recalled his debut as a newspaperman and said "I don't think we'll win this Derby either—but this time we do have a running chance." His reasons are simple. He says Saturday's big show is as unpredictable as a roulette wheel. In his book, it is wide open. There is no "big" horse—as trainers always refer to a favorite—and in a big field the man who gets the luck will get the fortune and the flowers. It's that sort of a race and Dogpatch may possibly be that sort of horse. "If I have to pick a couple of | hcrsss to beat I'll take Devil Diver, i the Greentree horse, and that Little Requested. Everybody around here likes Devil Diver and off the Expert Tractor Tire Vulcanizing! Don't waith until the last minute U have yonr Tires Repaired— t'ome hi NOW - - Materials Limited! PLAY GOLF I -£<» • t>Z> W/7H ^^"^ Drumming 'Stiff Left' Into Duffer's Head May Cause Trouble, Let Him Be Relaxed STRAIGHT -iomi<Hi WHISKY COftfANT. WCj M lOUkSVIUI-b KENW« Highway « North _ phone 2201 By BYRON NELSON Muster of the. Masters' Driving gave in? more trouble than any other phu.se of the game. My first difficulty was over- swinging, it was so ujtcl I coukl see the clubhend out of the corner of my eye on the bnck-j swing. j This Is . aj common faulb' among beginners! who ,try to. murder the ball. As a result they cut across the ball instead of hitting through. They top, .shank i or .slice. j To correct this, keep a firm lel'ti Hlj. ™» ™ d k ^l JJyronNelsou j^ f d | d °". tsa y keep your head-down. That's useless if you're not watching the ball. In keeping your left arm firm, don't make it- so stiff thflt you're tightened up. I've seen some horrible golf swings caused by drumming "stiff left" into a duffer's head. Relaxation i.s essential. Weight should be well shifted to the right hg at top of the back- swing. Shoulder turn should b* complete. Weight should bl shifted to the left leg before impact and the wrists uncocked so tluy can snap the clubhead through. Follow through to Insure accuracy. Coach Oycfe Trickcy Will Have Light, Fast Junior Team At Jonesboro JONBSBORO, -Ark.. April 30.— Coach Cly<k. Tricksy sent hts rookie candidates for the Junior Hl*h football team thru their first KEEP YOUR EYE ON TME BALL AND, YOUR HEAD HAS TO BE DOWN.* form chart you can't throw out that other fellow. He seems to be a mighty game sort. But, shucks, when 16 of them will go anything can happen. "The only thing I know about horses is that nobody ever knows much about horses. You can talk to a fightn- or a high jumper and nsk him how he feels. Even then. one punch or one slip can change everything. So think how tough it is to second guess, a horse. All you can do is get him fit and run him. Sometimes, if he is lucky, he will win.' That seemed to close the case. We watched Dogpatch walk a few minutes longer and then I continued my trek through the other stables. But before I left I learned one more thing. The owner of Milky Way Farm, Mrs. Ethel V. Mars of Chicago, didn't come to the Downs to sse Gallahadi'on two years ago—but she will be here to watch Dogpatch on Saturday. Take it away. Lady Luck! Too Late to Classify FOR SALE * '1 houses, 1 store made into apart? menls, all have good renters. Must sell for'"cSTsh only.'L-saying city. Ph. 520 by Saturday. - "' 30-pk-5-3 1 kitchen cabinet, studio couch, Frigiciaire, breakfast table, bed. springs and mattress like new. Phone 520 before Saturday. 30-pk-5-3 5 room house with bath, two lots. Apply Franklin Worth, Post Of> j fice. 30-pk-5-8' Rams Lend Football Films To Services NEW YO'RK (NEA)—Fordham has placed its footabll film library at the dis|X)sal of the morale division of the Army. Navy and Marine Corps for showing at service posts throughout the world. The library includes full length, play-by-play accounts of every ForcLham game since 1933. 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VERSATILE OLSEN CHICAGO — Verne Olsen, Chicago Cub pitcher,, played football and basketball' In his Portland, Ore,, High school ami tried wrestling be*—e- turning to baseball. I see where Lew Jenkins says he's going to run Jackie Byrd through the well-known wringer during the course of their date at Hot Springs May 11. All of which is doubtless aimed at scaring Messrs. Byrd and Craig more than somewhat, but I don't think it will. Both Jackie and the astute Joe'have seen a lot of fighting here and there and they know that a guy who, does his scrapping with his tongue is .usually- just trying to convince himself he's the man he wishes lw was, Maxie. Baei- was that kind of a guy. He had Louis massacred before ring time, but when the bell rang he couldn't run fast enough to get away from the Bomber. Wonclei> if Lew isn't in the same boat? His tongue may not be much of u umtoh tor Byrd's stabbing left. Mike Meronyy has Sailor Parker bodied; fcr next, week's wrestling card: Th« guys, who think that" the." grunt and groaners all have brains about the size • of the portions of sugar-you get in restaurants nowadays had oughta get acojuaihted with the ex-gob. Parker is a walking, advertisement for a sport that can stand a lob of his brand. He's been In almost every country in. the world? he's well-educated; and he's a heck of a swell, fellow—out of the'ring, you understand They tell me the Blytheville softball team under Manager Blackard' is about ready to get down to serious .training for the opening, of the current season, it seems the boys are going to drill at Haley Field about 6:30 this evening. Seems like a pretty good chance for the fans to give the boys a little encouragement by turning out for practice. NEW FACES OF '42 CHICAGO;•— S«ven of the Na tlonal League clubs—aU ex«|>L Brooklyn—had new faces in the lineup on opening day. When President', Warren G. Harding called' a, "business meeting of the government." the first of its kind, several: high-ranking Marine officers attended. CLEVELAND < UP >—Roger Pcck- inpuugh, vice president of the Cleveland. Indians '.and manager before giving way to youthful Lou Boudreau, believes that while the Tribe may not be a contender for 'the pannant this year, they won't "be'easy pickings for any club in the league." "We are going to get effective pitching, tight fielding and plenty of hustle and right," Peck said, .""but. I'm a llttlo skeptical about our attack. The Indians have been weak at the plale for the last three years and I'm afraid that the club. Isn't going to knock down nny fences this season. "There is, however, one thing about which I'm certain. 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