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PAGE EIGHT Prime Optimist Claims Future Is Brightest In Many Seasons BY HARRY GRAYSO.V Sports Editor, NBA Service BILOXI, Miss., April 1 — When the late William Baker owned (he Phillies, he told hie managers to Iry, not.to finish last, Jimmy Wilson has kepi Ihc Philadelphia club out of the dark confines of the Nalional League cellar three of his lour years al the controls. "We, roared in only half a. game behind the sixth place Brooklyn* last season," he says, proudly. : ,Winding up seventh Is practically wlrjnlng the pennant, as far as the futile Phillies are concerned. .... Perhaps It .is due lo this, or his somewhat cheerful doctrine thst, things couldn't be much worse, but the fact remains that Jimmy Wilson Is baseball's greatest optimist. Shortly before lie became manager of the Phillies, the club peddled PInkey Whitney lo the Boston Braves, and he had hardly accepted the portfolio in the fiill of 1933 when Chuck Klein wns sold to the Chicago Cubs. That has been tha story since ; . . stars of Die Phillies going to more affluent ontfils so lhat Gerry Nugent coiiW met expenses. Ranks Are Depleted • Wilson has seen Dick ISarlell BO to the New York Glnnls, Al Todd to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Curt Davis to the Cubs, Lou Chiozza lo the Glanls, and Ihls spring, when Nugent .'again was suffering train the shorts, he slipped the accomplished first baseman and home- run hitter, Dolph Camllli, lo the Brooklyn Dodgers. , But Wilson is used lo losing Ills ; dependables by now, and says thnt Camilli will be missed only in the field. . "Earle Browne may be no Fred Astaire around that sack, but he'll swat that onion," asserts the man who caiight the St. Louis Cardinals to three Hags nnd a world championship. Browne, obtained from Pittsburgh, .hit .345 for Little Rock in 1935, .328 /or Minneapolis In "36, and .292 for the Phillies last, term, when he got In 105 games as a first baseman, outfielder,, and pinch-hitler. . Although the Phillies art studded with mediocrity, Wilson in- B ^?.. ^at (he future is brighter than it has been In five campaigns. .He bases this assertion ' on improvement expected of young pitchers, Shortstop George Scha- reiri, and Outfielders Morris Arnovich and Hershel Martin, nnd the . acquisition of Emmett Mueller, a stocky second baseman ana another refugee from the St. Louis Cardinal chain gang. Jimmy Is Amazed I was in Biloxi the afternoon that the Memphis Chicks shut out the" Phillies, 2-0. ; Tills- club has gone clever on me," remarked Wilson. "We uses to score until the other side jan us down, for we had no pitching to speak of and a leaky defense. Now we have pitching and a defense, and no hitting." : There is little ' question but tliat the Phillies have a fair kind of a pitching staff. Wllh a-first dvistoi .club, Wayne LaMasler, the slurdv southpaw, Bill Walters, and Claude Passeau each easily might have nagged 20 or more games in 1037. As things were, LaMaster accounted for 15, and Walters and Pa-sseaj tor i4 eoch, with Walters pljyiiv •third base the last t\vo weeks of the campaign. The Phillies have a pair of very promising right-handed prospects in Hugh Mulcahy and Harold Kelleher. Al Smith, the lefthander who served the Giants for several years, is among those present Wild Bill Hallahan, erstwhile southpaw world series hero, has Joined his old partner of happier Cardinal days, Syl Johnson. Pete Sivess, who stands six feet three-and-a-half, copped 15 games tot Baltimore, where he had an earned run average of 2.43. Tommy Reis was a no-hit performer in the Newport-Pennsylvania League playoffs, and a 19-game winner for Wilkes-Barre. Sees Same Old Thing Wilson remains a splendid catcher, and has able assistants in Bill Alwood .and Walter Stephen-son erstwhile Cub. The veterans, Whitney and Klein, hit .341 and .325, respectively, In 1931, and never looked belter Del Young, who played 109 games at second base last year, and Leo Norris are extra inflelders. Jimmy Wilson realizes that the Phillies aren't going anywhere, as usual, bul, with pitching arid a .tight defense for a change, he professes to believe that his scraggly If You Don't Like the fl A A I YOU ARE «^ V zm JU GETTINH Why Not Call The Superior Phone 700 Try GENUINE BRILLIANT ~ Got* aa Far as 2 Tom of Chrip Coal , E (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Phils' Stalwarts Hershel Marlin Jimmy Wilson Work Gets Underway On Grand River Dam VINITA, Okln. (UP)—It will take 20,000 freight cars to haul the 1,000.000 tons of materials for Oklahoma's new Grand River dnm, n $20,000.000 government power ami Irrigation project now barely un- clenvny. • These were the figures used by W. R. Holwny. consulting engineer for Ihc dam, "to Illustrate ils vust- jiess." llolivny snld the (lam would be completed by January, 1Q40, under terms of the government contract. Bids for the construction of power units SOD feel long, 80 fret high and 70 feet wide will be received soon. Tile dnm will supply power and water (o northeastern Oklahoma. Morris Arnovlch Brandy for "Last Man" ST. LOUIS (UP)-Former Secretary of War Dwiglit P. Davis has donated n bottle of 120-year-old brandy to the Lnsl Man's CHib organized by the St. Louis post of il:c American Legion. Davis was first commander of the post. During 193Q, China bought $7185,556 ivortii of American aircraft. In 1937 China bought only S3.96i.819 worth of planes, while Argentina took the lead in Hie purcliii.se of American aircraft. aggregation will have something lo ay about llic National tongue ace. Church Worker for (13 Years A0MSV1LLB, Ore. (UP) — Henry 3 orlcr has entered his 63rd con- ] secutive year as superintendent of' he Christian Church Sunday School. Porter, now 87, was first elected in 1870 and has won the election every year sines then. > 2-1 HOUR FRIGIDAIRF, SERVICE Only Authorized Service In Mississippi County Commercial or Residence J»bs Phone 67 E. B. Gee Sales Co. E. B. Gee, Mgr. 109 S. Second St. Special Introductory Offer To Acquaint You With Our New Polly Gas 74 Octane With the purchase of 7 or more gallons of this new Gasoline A 2 Gallon Can of Hi-Grade Motor Oil For (All Taxes Paid) SAVEON GAS CO. The HY JKIIKY i;itoxj>nt:u) NKA Service Sports Wrilor CHICAGO, April I,—What's all this about Harry Thomas flattcnhi" Ills starring partners left and right? V/hnt's all this tall: about the Minnesota heavyweight developing n Sundny punch In a heretofore somewhat. Impotent right hand? We don't know, exactly, Mnylic It's all u product of Michael Straus Jacobs' fertile bruin. Muylx; Thoinus IS hiding lor kceitt. All we know i* he'll climb in the ring the night of-April I and try lo lift joe I/mis' heavyweight crown, during which •imncuvers he'll probably get )iini- tlf balled into ilin middle of the following week. Hut heiivyweljjltl f)ox-llgli(.s -,..,- prdally the- championship variety- re apt to lie slmnge affairs. With but one major exception, the nls- tory of the mill sport reveals Hint every time the heavyweight crown changed hands it WHS the result of Ull IIIJ.M.'I. The lone exception was when l/nils, Hie challenger, wns on Uu> long ojul of the betting odds when He chopped down Jimmy Braddock. Otherwise the challenger always HIS been fho untlcrdug among- the ivjigeijiig gentry. Sullivan Heads Parade The records show that John L Sullivan wns n 4 to I favorite when Hie Boston strong Boy wns belted over by (uitct-mnnncrcd Jim Cor- jetl. Caruclt, in turn, entered Ihc rin« iv defense of his tide a 3 lo l choice over Bob Fitalmmons yet Ruby Bob imllmbcred the solar >!e,xiis punch for (he first lime, and lie dopc!jlor.s look , another shel- ncklng. Fit-x. then, was a 2 lo I choice »vei Jim Jeffries when he defended ils honors against the powerful Ciillfornian, nnd once again the 1111- Icrdog came out, of it with the rown perched on his heiid. The betting odds were 10 to 7 vhcn Jeffries gave big jack Johnson a crack at Fistiana's rarest >rke. The short-enders reaped their mrvest when JMT crumbled under he dnrkey's fists. Again the dope bucket took a kicking around when Johnson, .un- der a blazing Havana sun, and holding a 3 to l edge In the belling odds, allowed himself to be counted out in the 2Cth round, a victim of Jess Willard, the Kansas farmer. Wlllard'was a 0-5 favorite over Jack Uempscy at Toledo, but the result Is ring history. Hraiku'hi! for Wise Keys Demiiscy, even after « couple ol years of Inactivity, was Installed as a 5 to 2 favorite over Gene Timncy In Philadelphia, but the marine won the decision. fallowing Tjnney's rellremcnl Jack Shnrkcy and Max Schmoling mot for the right lo be called champion, and the Gcrimm, on the .short end of !l-5 odds, won on a foul. Sharkcy was again the choice when they met in u return battle two years later. Inn this tinu' Slmrkey won, on :i disputed decision. SImrkcy was flattened by huge Prlmo Camera after being made a 3-1 choice and Max Bncr was MI 8-5 underdog when he piunmeled •Hie Ambling Alp off the throne. Baer was an overwhelming 10-1 choice over Jim Braddock, but the Cinderella Itfan came through In one or the biggest upsets of nil time. And when Joe Louis fights Harry Thomas the night of April l he'll be « top-heavy favorite if ever llicre was one. The only belling will be on the number of rounds Thomas does or does not, stay away with the Broadway Bomber, But In the light of what has hnpiiencd before, there's always that chance thai Die champ can be tagged—though somehow it's beyond us how It could possibly happen when l/>uls and Thomas get together. Family Reunion Attracts 300 ^CANBERRA (UP)-The largest family reunion ever to take place in Australia occurred here when 500 descendants nnd relatives of Thoinns Southwell Assembled lo celebrate the 100th anniversary of his arrival in Australia. Many of them hnd never met before , 1088 INWOOD THE AGE MAKES IT A FAVOR1TE-SO DOES, - *' THE PRICE! MELLOW ; SMOOTH STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Now 2 Yi s. fi Mos. ,'Old STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Tills Whiskey Is 1' Year.! r, Jfos. Olil 9O PROOF HIRSCH DISTILLING COMPANY KANSAS CITY MISSOURI Throughout ihe United slates the state luxes averaged $38 for motor vehicles during 1937. WHEN YOU WANT: Quick Service he sure that you come to Phillips. 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HART SCHAFFNER & MARX DRAPE SPORT SUITS $35 Only 1£> more days until Easter MEAD'S 315 WEST MAIN STREET X

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