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THE PALM BEACH POST-TIMES VOL XIII: No. 24 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 14, 1946 PRICE 5 CENTS DODSER mi ATI0E3AL LEAD A: - Widener's Lucky Draw Wins $50,000 Butler Handicap QREASE WIS LOSE Winner's Share Is $39,000 As Record Is Set Gallorette, Stymie Follow Victor Home; Sirde Snaps Leg NEW YORK, (UP) The $50,-000 added Butler Handicap Satur day brought gold and glory to one blue-bred horse, Lucky Draw, and sudden death of Sirde, an other of the nation's top racers. Lucky Draw, a star of two years ago when he won the famed Wood Memorial, blazed a comeback trail down the stretch at Jamaica to set a new track record for a mile-and-three-sixteenths as he took the $39,900 first place jackpot. Absent from the turf through all of 1945, the George Widener gelding came back to score over the best handicap horses of the East Gal lorette was second a head behind, with Stymie third, and the rest of classy field far in the ruck Sirde, a West Coast star from the stable of Mrs. Ada L. Rice, was the 'former world's record holder for a mile-and-a-sixteenth. Off swiftly, he snapped his right fore leg in the first half mile and was mercifully destroyed. This was Lucky Draw's day and he came through with a brilliant race. His time for the mile-and-three-sixteenths- was 1:55-15, four-fifths of a second under the mark set by First Fiddle in this same race in 1944. The Fiddle, greatest grey horse In American turf history, was a badly beaten sixth in the Empire feature. Pavot, winner of the Sussex and Massachusetts Handicaps, set a blazing pace for the first three-quarters of a mile, making possible the eventual record. ' Then Helip-tie took the lead briefly but surrendered it to Gallorette, best of the eastern fillies, at the head of the stretch. Lucky Draw, ridden by Hedley Woodhouse, raced fourth ana tittn as far as the stretch turn. But like a bolt from the blue, the game gelding wheeled around the pack and pulled past Gallorette In the final strides. Lucky Draw, who prepped for this race by winning one oi lour starts earlier In the year, paid $39.90, $15,50, and $6.10. Indians Triumph 5-1 At Beach Draft Dodger Appeals DETROIT, (UP) An appeal to be pardoned for a four-year conviction on charges of violating selective service regulations has been filed by Jimmy Orlando, former defenseman of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team, It was disclosed Saturday. Orlando reportedly sent his appeal to Washington from Canada, where he has been a' fugitive since 1944 when a U. S. federal circuit court upheld the sentence imposed on the young hockey player in 1943. Convicted of falsifying h 1 s draft questionnaire, Orlando fled to Canada and caused Manager Jack Adams of the Red Wings to forfeit the $4,000 appeal bond he posted. By MIAMI BEACH (Special to The Post-Times) The West Palm Beach Indians opened their four-game set'with the Flamingos here last night with a 5 to 1 triumph. Van Kinnamon was the winning pitcher, scattering a dozen hits to keep Miami Beach away from the plate In all but the seventh inning when the Flamingos scored their lone run. Wixted was on the mound for Miami Beach and limited the In dians to nine hits, but two of them were triples by Joe Derrico and Buster Kinard and another was a double by Manager Harry Hughes. Derrico's three-ply smash came in the third with one mate on the run ways, and Hughes came through with a single to punch Derrico home. "Skeeter" Webb played a good game at the keystone sack, being the middle man In three twin-kill lings. Wet Palm Beach Oil 100 0015 1 Hulbert And Clifton Lose Doubles Match PHILADELPHIA, (UP) Fa vored Mrs. Madge Harshaw Vos- ters, Philadelphia, won the Middle States Women's Grass Court tennis championship Saturday with a 6-0, 6-0, final-round victory over Mrs. Lausatt Clement, also of Phila delphia. Mrs. Vosters then teamed with Mrs. John B. Jessup, Wilmington, Del., to defeat Connie Clifton, New Smyrna, Fla., and Betty Hul bert, University of Miajni, 6-0, 6-3, for the doubles crown. The blonde, attractive Mrs. Vos- ters required just 29 minutes to win her singles title at the Phila delphia Cricket Club. She played accurately throughout, giving her Menon Cricket Club mate hardly a chance. Mrs. Vosters waeed her attack M1 XiJr.-J from the baseline and forced Mrs. LaFrance. ' Clement Into repeated errors. Ramblers Meet League Leaders Morrison Field Goes To Belle Glade Three games involving the four top division teams will get the spotlight in the South Florida Semi-Pro Baseball League today. The feature attraction of the trio of main-liners will be at Lake Worth where Bud Ward's Ram blers will play a return engage ment with the leading Sailfishers of Stuart at Russ Bullard Field, starting at a p. m. The Sailfishers last week eased past the Ramblers, 3 to 2, in a game stopped by rain after six innings. The two clubs were tied for the lead then, but now the Ramblers are one game back in third place. with the Pompano Beanpickers in second place, just one-half game behind Stuart. Pompano is scheduled for a game with Pahokee at Pompano. and Clewiston, which is fourth but only a game and a half back of the Sailfishers, will visit Boynton in an attempt to stay in a threatening position. Russum or Clager and Spencer will form the battery for Lake Worth, opposing Graham and Berry for Stuart. " Wrains and Richardson will work for Pompano against Simms and Frasure for Pahokee. Roberts will probably get the mound assignment for Clewiston with Avant receiving, and Boynton is expected to use Weeks or Mel ton in trying to lift themselves out of the cellar. The fourth game slated today will take Morrison Field to Belle Glade. Capt. Scott, manager of the Morrison Field nine, said he expects to pitch Fitzgerald, who last week hurled a no-hitter in beating the Packers bv 7 to 4. Lefty Williams will be on the hill for Belle Glade. Photo by Troy Peters. Post-Tlme Staff CHAMPIONSHIP HOPES of local junior baseball rest with these All-Stars representing Palm Beach Post 12, American Legion, in the Legion's annual district title play. Bidding for a crack at the State championship and regional competition are these players, kneeling, left to right, Billy Overfelt, Bill Belden, Leonard Bush, Richard Sprague, Richard Collins, Ned Davis, Jimmy Erneston, George May and Hugh Proctor; standing, H. M. "Red" Whittington, chairman of the Legion baseball committee! Coach Jack Boise, Manager Jimmy Newsome, Billy Grant, Tommy peese, Otis Logan, John Leonard, Buddy Moore and Bill Manchester. LEGION STARS WIN 4TH GAME Louise Brough Adds Irish Net Tournament To Laurels DUBLIN, (UP) Two members of the U. S. Wightman Cup team won two titles and half of another one Saturday in the finals of the Irish Open tennis tournament as Dinnf Palls, young Australian net star, captured the men's singles crown. Louise Brough of Beverly Hills, Calif., defeated Doris Hart of Miami, 6-2, 7-5, to win the women's singles title andUhen teamed with Miss Hart to capture the doubles title with a 6-2, 6-2, victory over Mrs. B. Cairn and Dorothy Bundy of Santa Monica, Calif. Playing her third match of the day, Miss Hart joined Tony Mot-tram of Britain to win the mixed doubles championship by defeating C. A. Kemp of Ireland and Mrs. J. N. Bostock of Britain, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Pails annexed the men's singles title with 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, victory over Kemp. EDINBURGH, Scotland, (UP) One of the great names in women's tennis will return to the tournament courts next week when Senorita Anita Lizana, who won the British and American titles almost a decade ago, plays for amtlanri npainst F.ncland in the in ternational matches here. Xne lipy uniiean, once uiie ui me game's outstanding stylists, is qualified to play for Scotland as the wife of Roland Ellis, a Scotsman, it was announced Saturday. LOUISE BROUGH New Tax Boost Hits Saratoga NEW YORK. (UP) Saratoga rich in racing tradition and nat ural- beauty, opens its race track for the first time since 1942 on Aug. 5 for what may be the last meeting at the Spa. Racing was introduced at Sara toga in 1864, the year Kentucky won the Travers Stakes. It has had its ups and downs since that time and weathered some heavy storms. But its present problem a 16 percent cut on the mutuel handle, may prove insurmountable. Despite stories of gloom heard on all sides the Saratoga Racing Association is confident their up state meeting will prove success ful. However, before making the trek up the Hudson River Valley, the association will stage two weeks of racing at Jamaica. Of ficials expect the "take" there to carry them over any rough spots at the upstate plant. A 16 per cent cut keeps racing fans away. In metropolitan New York, the large population enables tracks to replace those wiped out with new customers. Also the rac ing fraternity includes many who only go to the races once a week or once a month. There are many of them the daily attendance holds up. At Saratoga the picture is different Although the association has completed plans to have char ter planes make daily trips to the spa and is negotiating with the railroads for a resumption of the Saratoga Specials out of Grand Central Station, they depend on steady customers. The regulars go up for. the en tire meeting and most others make trips lasting several days. When the track, state and county get finished cutting up their cash, the fans will be broke long before they expected it. Replacements will be hard to get, for the new Atlantic City track, with a well balanced program of races, will operate in competition with Sara toga. The common council and neoDle of Saratoga Springs realize that the fate of racing upstate hangs in tne Balance end are violently opposed to the new 5 per cent county bite. They know it will limit crowds and reduce the handle. Since many natives bal ance their budgets during the rac ing season, they are afraid the board of supervisors of Saratoga County, who voted the new tax and expect to finance the county's entire budget with it, may have sounaea tne aeatn knell of he sport at Saratoga. POST TIME Bob Balfe t Teams Clash Third Time In Polo Pool Water soccer polo teams of the City Recreation Department and Morrison Field will meet for the third time today in a game at the Officers Club pool at 2 p. m. The City Recreation won the first two games by scores of 3-2 and 4-0. The city team will be made up of David Dunkle, left forward; Harry McGinley, center forward; Chan Hannon, right forward; Bob Simpson, left guard; Jack Plum-mer, center guard; John Dunkle. right guard, and Jim McGinley, goalie. Emilio Cabrera and Jose Napoles, two of the Cuban players on the Indians, have played ball in the States long enough to have acquired a smattering of English, but Octavius Rubert, the youngster who is pitching good ball for the Indians in his first summer away from Cuba, hasn't yet learned the language, so he is the target of some practical jokers on the club. Under the pretense of teaching Rubert how to speak "Americano" they have given him some fouled-up phrases, and the results are sometimes .good for a laugh, although Cabrera and Napoles usually manage to keep the lad out of too much trouble. For instance, if you ask, "How are you, Rubert?" he is quite apt to come back with, "Nuts to you," having been taught that as a proper answer. But on the field Octavius usually knows the right answer, and he has a fine control, which led to another amusing situation in a recent series. An opposing batter grounded along the first-base line, where Napoles fielded the ball and tagged the runner, who reached out and used a fist and elbow' as he ran into Jose. There was a little flurry of excitement, but no fight. The trio of Napoles, Cabrera and Rubert talked it over and decided the next time the batter in question came up they'd give him the works. A couple of innings later they got their chance. Rubert'i first pitch zoomed at the batter's head and he managed to fall forward just in time. Next pitch went a little closer and the batter fell backward just in time. Then came a third pitch and the batter was ducking almost before Rubert threw it. But that was the end of the "dusting." Rubert has such control that he then threw three curves and they were all strikes. Back on the bench Manager Hughes called Cabrera to aot as interpreter and asked Rubert, "Say, it might be all right to dust a guy off, with one pitch maybe, but why did you throw three at him?" Rubert chattered his reply in Cuban and Cabrera relayed it, "He says of course he had to throw Hire times. He missed him with the first two." JUST NOTES ... It appears that some fans bring good luck to the Indians. Take the case of MSgt. Chuck Czinki of Morrison Field, who has seen a dozen or so Indian games, including three against Havana, and has never seen the Indians beaten. The case of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Wood is similar. And when friends heard about that they prevailed upon the Woods to break a bridge date one night, going to the ball park instead, and the club was ready to put the couple on the payroll after the Indians' won from Havana that night . . . It being the custom at such events as the 500-mile auto races to have the guest referee pace the first lap, it seems only fitting that a guest referee ought to set the pace for the marathon swimmers in the Labor Day 7-mile ocean race from the pier to Lake Worth Casino. And who better for the job than the record-holder for the event, Tom Penick, even though he maintains that after pounding a typewriter all these years he can't swim any more . . . The Chicago Rockets pro footballers have signed a 7 feet, 2 inch end named Skyscraper Siewert. He weighs 245, wears a size 14 shoe and can do the 100-yard dash in 10.06 in football togs . . . That extra noise you'll be hearing from Wright Field Wednesday thru Friday will be Lefty Covington, who will be popping off about something, you may be sure, when Tampa plays a series here. Covington is a minor league pitcher with a major league arm and a sandlot temperament . . . Three members of the 1944 undefeated Fort Pierce Amphibs football team will play with the Miami Seahawks in the Ail-American Conference. They are Hamp Pool, from Stanford and the Chicago Bears; Don Cohen-our, Texas; and Don Reece, an all Big Six fullback while he was at Missouri . . . Gibby Henderson reports from the campus at Gainesville that the Gators are really getting the football bug, and Ray Wolf might be coming up with a big season in his first try there. The food situation must be better in Georgia than hereabouts, for Coach Red Whittington gained 17 pounds during a month's vacation there ... No attendance figures were announced for last week's city commission meeting called the "battle of the mud" when arguments were heard over top soil for the new muny links. But the city fathers are not in competition with Lake Worth wrestlers, who really packed the arena last Monday night for another mud-rassle . . . Panda Miranda and Carl Walker, optioned by the Indians, made their debuts with Gainesville of the Florida State League getting two hits each, while Pete Bardin lost his first start for the G-Men, 5 to 2, to St. Augustine ... If you don't think water polo is a rugged sport, ask the Morrison Field major who lost a couple of teeth in a recent game against Ben York's city recreation team . . . Tommy Gomez, Tampa's pride and joy, is being gunned for a shot at Joe Louis. If they don't rush the lad too fast he may get somewhere with a challenge in about another year. . . . Locals Rally Late To Cain 8-7 Edge Jack Boise's local junior Legion All-Stars were forced to come from behind at Wright Field Saturday to keep their record unmarred in their race to become champs of the Ninth District tournament and qualify for the State Legion meet opening at Miami July 24. Ft. Lauderdale scored all their runs in the seventh inning, but dropped an 8 to 7 verdict to West Palm Beach when the local club pushed three runs across in the last half of the seventh to deadlock the issue and won out with a single marker in the eighth. Johnny Leonard, who relieved Leonard Bush in Ft. Lauderdale's big seventh inning rally, was the winning pitcher. Ft. Lauderdale was held to four hits by Bush and Leonard, and only two of them figured in the run-making. Three walks, two errors and a hit-batsman, coupled with a single and double both by Martin accounted for the seven runs. West Palm tied it up in the last half of the seventh when Hugh Proctor tripled with two mates aboard and then came in on Bud dy Moore's sacrifice. The winning run was also squeezed in, Ned Davis laying the ball down - after Chris Erneston had opened with a double and ad vanced to third on an error. Lake Worth, with three wins against one loss, will go to Vero Beach today, and other games this week will have West Palm Beach playing Vero Beach on Monday Lake Worth at Pahokee. Holly wood here and Vero Beach at Ft Lauderdale on Tuesday; West Palm Beach at Lake Worth, Vero Beach at Hollywood and Pahokee at Ft. Lauderdale on Wednesday; Pahokee at Vero Beach on Thursday West Palm Beach at Ft. Lauder dale and Pahokee at Hollywood on Friday, and West Palm Beach at Hollywood Saturday. wmi rum Bonk I Ft. MMdn-date Davis. 2b ab h po al ab I Proctor.lf 4 3 0 Moore, lb 3 0 15 Overfelt.ct 4 4 1 Bewen.rr 4 l o Erneston, e 4 3 6 Man'ter.M 4 13 Bush.D 3 10 Leonard. p 10 0 3 13 3)Turner.2b 5 0 O 4 C.B'ry.3b.p 4 8 i M. Berry, m 4 ICu.B' 4 3 OIGebert.rf 4 lWag' 3 l naiiem.c liWcnger.lf 31 0 3 3 3 0 1 011 oo 0 4 1 3 600-Pound Blue Marlin Caught On Hiscock's Boat A 600-pound blue marlin was caught in Bimini, Friday night, by W. B. Lewis of New York City while fishing from Capt. Sherrick Hiscock s Skipper, a local charter boat. Lewis was with Philip Wylie, well-known columnist and fiction writer. Lewis battled the huge marlin three hours before bringing it to gaif. Jug McSpaden Leads Nelson And Bulla By One Stroke KANSAS CITY. (If) Trial-horse Harold (Jug) McSpaden, San- ford, Me., seeking his first major championship in two years, fashioned a smart 7-under-par third round of 65 Saturday to go into the lead in the $20,000 Victory Bond Kansas City invitational golf tournament with a 54-hole total of 203. Replacing Chicago's Johnny Bulla, who started as the leader Saturday at 132, Mcbpaden was par or better on every hole, fash ioning 3-under-par 32 going out and 4-under 33 on the return trip. He completed his 94-hole total of 203. McSpaden was one stroke better than tea ever-dangerous Byron Net- son, Toledo, O., and Bulla, both at 204. Only two strokes off the lead were veteran Jimmy Hines of Chi cago and Amateur Frank Strana- han of Toledo, O. Totali W 13 27 181 Totala Xi A 24 9 ri. L.aunprnaie imhi mnt im 7 Wnt Palm Bearh OlO 030 31x 8 E Davla, Moore. Manchester, Turner 2. Martin Berry 2, King. Wagner. Hatlem: 2B Martin Berrv. Erneiton. Overfelt: 3B Proctor; SB Overfelt. Proctor. Bmh; SH Moore, Davis; BB Off Wagner 1. off Bush 1, off Leonard 3: SO By Wag ner a, by Busn s, by Leonard a; n orr Wagner 12 In 7 Innings, off Bush 1 In 6 Innings, off Leonard 3 In 3 Innings, off Cleft Berrv 1 In 1 Inning; HBP Bv Leon ard (Cleft Berry); Winner Leonard; Loser Cleft Berrv: U Criser; R Davis 2. Mav. Proctor. Overfelt, Erneston, Manchester, Bush. Turner. CI. Berry, M. Berry, Cu. Berry, King, wagner, nauem. Parker And Mulloy Meet In Net Finals SPRING LAKE, N. J., (UP) Frank A. Parker of Los Angeles, the national singles champion and eight times cup winner of the Hemphill Challenge Bowls, en tered the final round of the Bathing and Tennis Club's annual invi tation tournament Saturday by de feating Alejo Russell of Argentina 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. Today Parker will meet Gardner Mulloy of Miami, Fla., national doubles champion, in the title match. Mulloy had gained his final round berth Friday. The largest gallery of the week saw Parker cut down Russell in straight sets as he maintained an almost unending stream of sharpshooter drives off both wings. The Argentinian abandoned his customary net-rushing style and elected to stay close to his base line to fence with Parker, regarded as the greatest base liner on the oourts. ' Western Finals Today INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (UP) The top seeded players in both men's and women's singles won semifinal matches Saturday at the Western Tennis Open tournament at Woodstock Country Club. Today's championship match in the men's division pairs top-seeded Billy Talbert, Wilmington, Del., t with Seymour Greenberg, Chicago. In the women's singles, Mary. Arnold Prentiss. Los Angeles, seeded No. 1, meets second-seeded Shirley Fry, Akron, O. Talbert blasted 17-year-old Herbie Flam, Los Angeles, 6-2, 6-3, 6-0, in the semifinals. Miss Fry, national junior champion, defeated Mrs. Eleanor Cushingham, Los Angeles. 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, in a women's semifinal. WKsmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Bama's Oppose Vero Leaguers Softball Loops Start Second Half Races An inter-city clash today and the opening of second-half competi tion Monday sends softball into the spotlight here, with indications that the sport is attracting a revival of interest. Vero Beach's league-leading team, Knight's Bar, will provide the first inter-city competition from the East Coast at Howard Park this afternoon, meeting Bama's team from the Military- Vsivman league. Ranus Rogers, who pitched a no-hitter last Monday against Morrison Field, but lost on walks, will probably pitch for the local club. Game time is 3 p. m. The Military-Civilian League, won by the Browns the first half. will again show eight clubs with the Elks of the Twilight League replacing Jupiter. First games of the second half will have Bama's facing Carefree at 7:30 p. m. and Brown's going against Southern Bell at 8:30 at Howard Park Monday night. Southern Bell, Morrison ACS and Jupiter finished the first half one game back of Brown's. Bama's placed fifth, Carefree and Boca Raton AAF tied for sixth and VFW of Lake Worth brought up the rear. One Twilight League game will open the second half in the cir cuit Monday when Malphurs take on the Lettermen at 6 p. m. at Bethesda Park. The Elks and Knights of Columbus tied for the first half championship. The Twilight will show five teams this half instead of the eight in the opening round. Be sides the Elks, the Lions and Palm Beach Linen have dropped out leaving the Jaycees, Lettermen. Malphurs, Northwood Baptist and K of C to play for the championship of the second half. Two Church League games are slated for Monday. On the north diamond of Legion Field. Memorial Presbyterian will battle Wagg Methodist, and on the south dia mond Northwood Baptist will go against Holy Trinity. Both games will start at 6:30. Wagg Memorial is leading the Church League with four straight victories, and Memorial Presby terian is second with two wins for as many starts. Northwood is third with 3 and 1, and is followed by First Baptists (1-1), First Presbyterian (0-21, Holy Trinty (0-2) and Temple Beth El (0-3). ROSENQUEST BEATEN HACKENSACK. N. J.. (UP) Coming from behind in a hard fought match, top seeded Mrs. Norma T. Barber of New York, defeated second seeded Betty Rosenquest of South Orange, N. J., 3-6, 6-0, 6-4, in the championship match of the New Jersey State women's tennis tournament Saturday. I Bruins Rally, Scare 40,097 Brooklyn Fans Six Card Pitchers Fail To Stop Bats Of New Yorkers NEW YORK The Brooklyn Dodgers squelched a ninth-Inning rally by the Chicago Cubs just in time Saturday, and the resulting 4-3 triumph enabled the Dodgers to increase their National League lead over the St. Louis Cardinals to 4l games since the Cards dropped a 7-6 decision in St. Louis to the New York Giants. A total of 40,097 spectators in Wrigley Field saw the Cubs stage an exciting uprising that almost caught the Durocher clan. Hank Behrman had scattered the Cubs hits masterfully for eight innings, but he was yanked in the ninth after Clyde McCullough doubled and Bill Jurges walked. Hugh Casey came in and forced pinchhitter Bob Scheffing to fly to center field. But Stan Hack singled McCullough home to tighten up the game. After Lou Stringer struck out, Eddie Waitkus dou bled down the right field line, scoring Jurges and sending Hack to third. Casey walked Phil Cavar-retta and then pitched to Harry Lowery, who sent Carl Furillo almost to the center field wall for the final out. The Dodgers scored one run on three singles off Claude Passeau in the first, added two more in the fifth when Passeau gave way to Bob Chipman, and scored their final tally in the seventh off Emtl Kush. At St. Louis, Bill Voiselle, the New York Giants' third pitcher, defeated Al Brazle and the Cardinals, 7-6, in a free-hitting melee in which the Cardinals used six pitchers. - Walker Cooper starred at the plate for the winners, hitting his third homer of the year in the first inning, to drive in three runs. Cardinal Manager Eddie Dyer1 was ejected from the ball game in the ninth inning for protesting too vigorously on a close decision at first base. The Boston Braves moved ahead of Cincinnati's Reds into fourth place in the National League race by beating the Reds a double-header, 6-4 and 4-3. John Sain, who came within one pitch of hurling a perfect game Friday, finished the first game while Bill Posedel stopped Cincinnati's bid in the nightcap. At Pittsburgh Billy Cox's home run with two aboard highlighted a 14-hit attack that gave the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8 to 1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The American League-leading Boston Red Sox pushed across four runs in the eighth inning although hitting only one ball out of the infield to defeat the De troit Tigers, S to 4, for a clean sweep of the series and their 13th victory in their last 16 games. The victory, Southpaw Mickey Harris' 12th of the campaign. boosted the Red Sox' lead to nine full games as the New-York Yankees lost to the Cleveland Indians, 3 to 2. The Washington Senators push ed over three runs in the ninth inning after two were out io de feat the Chicago White Sox-, 6-5, in the first game of a double-header but the visitors came back to gain a split by winning the nightcap, 9-2. Bobo Newsora pitched an eieht- hitter in the opener but was ham pered by three errors. The St. Louis Browns unleash ed a 17-hit attack against three Philadelphia pitchers to defeat the Athletics 11 to 4 behind righthander Cliff Fannin. Babe Zaharias Captures Trans-Mississippi Crown ' Jl . V I V i y BABE ZAHARIAS DENVER, Colo., (UP) Mrs. Babe Didrickson Zaharias won the Trans-Mississippi Golf Championship, Saturday, by routing 20-year-old Polly Riley of Fort . Worth, Tex., 8 and 3, in a scheduled 36-hole match. Mrs. Zaharias, S 1-year-old veteran sportswoman, stepped into a two-hole lead over Miss Riley at the 18-hole turn and widened it steadily during the afternoon round. She held a 9-up lead at the 27th hole. Mrs. Zaharias consistently outdrove her younger opponent, but ran into considerable trap trouble on her iron shots. The contest for the Trans-Mississippi loving cup ended on the 405-yard, five-par 13th green where both medalists took par five's, giving Mrs. Zaharias six up with only five holes remaining. The long-driving Babe, clubhouse favorite to take the 16th annual Trans-Mississippi title, fired a one-over-par 78 on the first round with a pair of 39 s. Miss Riley came in with a 40-42 82, five strokes off par. Miss Riley fired a birdie 4 on the 405-yard 13th to take a 1-up lead after halving six straight holes but Babe took a par 3 and a bogey 6 on the next two to lead 1-up. The Denver shot-maker won the last two holes of the morning round after running into trap trouble and conceding the 16th.

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