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J i PAGE 2B Peckinpaugh New Manager at Cleveland, Succeeding Oscar Vitt Two-Year Contract; He Was Fired From Same Job in 1933 Former Shortstop Will Find Only Four Players of His Old Squad Still With Tribe; Mel Harder Predicts Team Will Pull Together With Change. CLEVELAND, Nov. 12 (AP). Roger Peckinpaugh Is the new manager of the Cleveland Indians. In taking the job, Peckinpaugh manager of the same major league In 1928, ended with his discharge in Peck, who is 49 and was once a. star shortstop, succeeds Oscar Vitt, who was released after be led the rebellious Tribe Into second place this year. Alva Bradley, the club president who fired Peckinpaugh seven years ago, announced Fecklnpaugh signed a two-year contract today. Announcement at Luncheon. Bradley had made the managership a mystery for several weeks. He presented Peck at a sports writers' luncheon and said: "Meet the new manager." Few tribe followers were surprised. Peckinpaugh had been considered the leading candidate for the job of steering Bob Feller & Co. down 1941's pennant trail. The new manager, who was the American League's most valuable player" in 1925, piloted New Orleans in the Southern Association In 1939 and Kansas City in the. American Association in 1934. This year he nas Deen a proiuouuuai agent for the American League. In the four and a half years he previously led the Indians, the Tribe won 416 games and lost 402 never finishing above third place. In firing Peckinpaugh in 1933, however, Bradley said: "I think you have been a good manager." But he insisted something had to be done about the team. All but Four Players New. Only four of the present Indians Pitcher Mel Harder, F,irst-sacker Hal Trosky, Catcher Frankie Pyt-lak and Utility Infielder Odell Hale worked for Peckinpaugh in his first term as Tribe manager. "He's a master of psychology," commented Harder in expressing the opinion the new boss wouldn't have any trouble handling the Indians, who rebelled under Vitt and finally succeeded in getting Oscar's scalp. "I think it's great that he's coming back," declared the 31-year-old Harder, dean of the Tribe's casting corps. "You know, we really had a bunch of pretty fast steppers 10 years ago. Some of the boys were hot stuff off the field. Yet Peck didn't have any trouble. I enjoyed working for him and I know he was liked and respected ' by the other players." Between Peck's first term and Vitt's tenure in the job as manager, the Indians played under the direction of Walter Johnson and Steve O'Neill. Dodgers Obtain Higbe In Deal With Phils. NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (AP). If Brooklyn's baseball fans don't' get to see the. Dodgers in the world series next year, there's one standard complaint they won't be able to use. That is that the club won't put up the money to buy the kind of ball players it needs to win. With the purchase of Pitcher Kirby Higbe from the Phillies yesterday, the Brooklyn boss, Lafry MacPhail, became the successor to Tom Yawkey of the Boston Gold Sox as baseball's freest spender. He has been the buyer in the two biggest deals of the past year. Just how much money the Dodgers paid for the 25-year-old righthander wasn't announced, but the best estimates put it at $100,000. Brooklyn also sent Vito Tamulis end Bill Crouch, pitchers, and Thompson Livingston, a catcher drafted from Springfield of the Eastern League, to the Phils. The combination of cash and players comes close to fitting the $150,000 price tag Owner Gerry Nugent had placed upon his star hurler. Brooklyn's other big venture into the ivory market was last June, when the Dodgers sent cash and four players to the St. Louis Cardinals for Joe Medwick and Curt Davis in what was figured as a $200,000 deal. While he wouldn't, come right out and claim the purchase of Higbe would assure the Dodgers of the 1941 pennant, MacPhail hinted broadly when he said the club's greatest need was a 20-game winner, and that he believed Brooklyn would have won last season if Hicbe had been on the squad. The pitcher supported the Idea strongly, saying he believed he can pitch the Dodgers to the pennant," and that he would win 20 games for them. Then he sprang the bad news that he intends to ask for a 513.01)0 salary. Higbe broke into major league baseball with the Chicago Cubs in 1937, was farmed out to Birming ham for a year and then was traded to the Phillies in 1939. In two seasons with the last-place club, he won 26 games and lost 34. Eight of his 19 defeats last season c were by one-run margins. He led the league in strikeouts with 137. No Extra Weight. Don Hutson of the Green Bay Packers is one of the fastest men in pro football, but he isn't satisfied. He plays In a suit without pads so that he will not carry any extra weight. .ST.LOUIS POST-DISPATCH becomes a baseball rarity twice club. His previous tenure, started mid - season 1933. Draft Protection Sought by Minors ATLANTA, Ga, Nov. 12 (AP). PROTECTION against the selective service draft will be considered here Dec. 4 when the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues holds its annual meeting. An amendment to the major-minor league rules, submitted by Portsmouth, Va., of the Piedmont League, would permit any olub of B classification or less to replace young players drafted for military duty with ''any players obtainable at the time." Under existing rules, the clubs are required to have on their active list during the playing season not less than six players who have not had prior to the opening of that season as much as threo years' professional experience. Portsmouth's amendment would allow clubs considerable latitude in replacing players drafted from this group. DEAL FOR YANKEES 'VERY HOT-FARLEY CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 12 (AP). James A. Farley said here today he expected transfer of the New York Yankees baseball club to a syndicate of investors would be completed within a month. This, and an assertion the club deal is "very hot," were his only comments as he left Cleveland en route to Kansas City following conferences with Smith Davis, Cleveland broker. Farley, former Postmaster-General, indicated between $1,500,000 and $1,750,000 in cash was needed to complete the deal, but that most of this had been subscribed. Together Again. Jock Sutherland, Brooklyn Dodg ers coach, has three of his old Pitt stars with him as players. They are Ben Kish, Dick Cassiano and Frank Patrick. Hey, You Can't Do That! But They Did! IT was the fourth down. . . . The St. Louis University football team of 1906 was in possession of the ball on its own 45-yard line. . . . Bradbury Robinson, the first triple-threat man of all time, was back in kicking formation. But he didn't kick. ... He faked as if to run to the right. . . . Long Jack Schneider and . the ends streaked down the field. . . . As they ran deep into the enemy's territory Robinson halted, cocked that long arm and ham-like hand and shot a "projectile" pass clear down into the foe's coffin corner. The ball eluded Schneider's finger tips and hit the ground about five yards from the enemy goal line. ... And then, guess what happened. ... .Sure, the ball went over to the enemy. . . . But it went Into their possession at the point where it hit the turf. ... It was NOT brought back to the point from which the play started. The effect was that of a 50-yard punt with no runback possible except by interception. . . . There also had been the chance of a sure touchdown had the ball been caught. . . . And right there you have one reason for the tremendous first year success of the Cochems forward pass attack. A rule of that year provided that a forward pass on a fourth down went over to the enemy at the point where it was grounded. . . . Imagine what coaches of today could add to their attack, if a 50-yard grounded pass could seme as a kick. Cochems and Robinson Verify. IT has been a long time since that rule was in the book 33 years, I think. . . . Not trusting my memory on this point I wrote to Cochems and Robinson recently and both confirmed the existence in 1906 of the rule enabling the attackers to use the forward pass as a punt. Robinson writes in part: "I have not a copy of Spalding's 1907 book 'How to Play Foot ball" (written by Coohemi , evnd Robinson), but it is my re- He'll Direct i- - s"T -,.,,. i ?(rTr.( rf - 5 - . ! v 4 i V- . 1 I vj tt ll i ': 1 If . K i ' If v. - "v I ft ' Roger Peckinpaugh, who was named today to manage the Cleveland Indians for the next two years, succeeding Oscar Vitt, fired after the players kicked to owner Alva Bradley about Vitt's methods in directing the team. Peckinpaugh, a former Cleveland shortstop, was himself fired from the same job in 1933. Kendall, Injured, Will Miss Flyer Game Tonight Special to the Post-Dispatcn. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 12: Fresh from their victory over the Kansas City Americans at St. Louis Sunday night, the Flyers were here today to pry the lid off the American Hockey Association season tonight. It will be the fourth meeting! will rest and be readjj for Tulsa, between the St. Louis and Kansas City clubs this season. The Flyers have won the three previous games, defeating the Americans twice in training games and once in a league contest. Bill Kendall, star wing of the Flyers, was limping about on a wrenched ankle and it was very doubtful that he would be able to get into the battle. He probably Mountain Title Won By Colorado College COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 12 (AP). Colorado College clinched its first Rocky Mountain Conference football championship yesterday with a 20-to-7 triumph A Vote for Robbie Dr. D. C. Todd, former head of the school board and one time a factor in local football affairs, who says Brad Robinson first originated the idea of the long spiral pass and gave it to Cochems. membrance that the ball went over on the fourth down, when a forward pass was grounded. This Is the reason why I almost never punted during the 1906 season, always throwing on the fourth down a long forward pass toward the coffin corner; if the pass, was caught, a touchdown ; if grounded, we had them back on their heels, and if intercepted we had the same chance of stopping the ball carrier as if we had punted." And there you have one big reason why the first forward pass, as developed in SL Louis, was far more effective than it could ever be under the present rules, which send a grounded pass play back to the point of its origin. Even in Rockne's time, the grounded pass had to be returned to the spot where the play originated. Another Voice From the Past. DD to the -First Forward Pass Pioneers" discussion the name of Dr. D. C. Todd, for r- A 1 1 An6liY tM sfBsWsOT ilVi'ffoi'MlBfi'llTi iTflYnji TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1940 "Bad Boys 1 1 Thursday night. Aside from Kendall's injury none of the Flyers suffered in the rough contest Sunday night. It was stated at the Flyers' office today that the 9047 paid attendance Sunday represented the largest paid attendance at any Flyer opening game in the 13 years of the club's existence. There have been larger crowds at openers before than the total of 10,373. over Greeley State College. Colorado Mines won the conference title last year. The standings: W. L. T. Ptii. OP. Colo. College 2 O 1 48 28 Colo. Mines 3 1 O 65 42 Montana State 2 1 O 26 20 Greeley State 1 3 O 47 51 Western State O 3 1 12 57 mer member , of the St. Louis School Board and during earlier times a factor in St, Louis University athletic circles. . . . "Doc" lines up behind Brad Robinson as being the man chiefly responsible for the employment by St. Louis University of the long forward pass in 1906, first year of the new rules. In part he writes: "You will recall that Father Pat Burke and I were the ones who started the St. Louis U. program. I always contended that if we could bring a good team it would bring out good attendances. I converted Father Burke. We set out to build a strong eleven and did so with the aid of Coach Edward B. Cochems. "As to who developed first use of the long pass I want to say this: Now that Brad Robinson has, to many, 'stuck out his neck,' 1 must come to his rescue. The real strategy of the forward pass as employed by St. Louis U. was worked out by Robinson, Cap. Pike Kinney and , Jack Schneider. The general team build-up, both in offense and defense were developed by Coach Cochems. "Robinson spoke to me about the pass the fall he joined St. Louis University. He came to me and told me he thought the forward pass was going to be a great asset. He told me he had tried it and found he could throw a football like he could a baseball. I spoke to Father Burke about it in the presence of one of your reporters, aiso named Burke (the late Miles Joseph Burke) and he was interested. "About that time Pike Kinney, Robinson and Schneider got together and began to work on the pass and soon developed amazing proficiency. Robinson and Schneider used to run down the opposite side lines throwing the ball clear across the field as they ran. "In telling about all this I do not want to detract from the credit due Cochems as a football coach. He was a wonderful fellow when it came to arousing the men's enthusiasm. But I do want to emphasize that Cochems accepted the forward pass idea of Robinson and incorporated it into his scheme of attack immediately." No. 6 for Unbeaten Texas Tech LUBBOCK, Tex., Nov. 12 (AP). Texas Tech gathered momentum after a sluggish first half and gal loped to a 26-6 victory over ,the plugging but .outclassed Centenary Gentlemen yesterday. It was Tech's sixth straight vic tory and left the Red Raiders still undefeated for the season. So swiftly did the lineups change that it was difficult to pick a Tech star, but there was credit due for the plunging and blocking or big Walter "Jumbo" Webster, coming into his might as a college sopho more. He took up where Charles Dvor-acek, plunging fullback, left off when the Gents broke the latter's nose early in the game, and when Webster showed signs of not gaining. Tom Douglas relieved him. 80-Yard Scoring Drive. Red Amonett, Glenn Lowe, Don Austin and Bill Brown provided thrilling runs after the first team backfield of Dvoracek, C. L. Storrs, Milton Hill and Ty Bain retired soon after the first period ended. The Storrs combination struck early, driving 80 yards for a touchdown with Storrs passing to Hill for the counter from the 20-yard line. Centenary came back with Cotton Barnes doing the pitching to score. Barnes started the 48-yard drive after intercepting a Tech pass, by throwing a 33-yarder to Chief Johnson. He passed again to Johnson, was hauled down on the one-yard line, then plunged over for touchdown. Unable to gain on the ground, the Gents made only 49 yards that way. 30 First Downs for Tech. Barnes flipped passes with alarming speed and accuracy until the heavier and more alert Red Raiders wore down receivers. Virtually all of Centenary's nine first downs were made through the air. The backs of Tech collected a total of 524 yards, 443 of them running. They accounted for 30 first downs. At Pimlico. Weather raining; track sloppy. FIRST RACE Six furlongs: Star Charter (Bere) 5.60 3.20 2.8Q Wise Brave (Bierman) 3.10 2.40 Fold Under (Anderson) 4.10 Time, 1:16. Swynstan, Baby Mowlee, Hemsley, Gra...J Luck. Bardy, Farcical. Meraorist, Maigre and Bleak Heigbts also ran. SECOND RACE Mile and a sixteenth: Wayriel (Kaufman) 14.00 5.90 4.20 Attracting (Lindy) 4.00 2.90 Sealoch (Corbett) 3.70 Time 1:52 1-5. Canstlne. Saranite Best Policy, Doctors Nurse, Erudite, Top Queen, Quatredom. Kinmag and Fair Ji.u-genia also ran. THIRD RACE Steeplechase, two and a half miles: Meeting Home (R. Miller) 19.60 7.00 H.70 Parma (J. Booley Jr. 3.60 3.20 Cathedral (G. Walker) 6 20 Time, 5:16 4-5. Fatty, First Alarm, Forest Charm and The Dook II also ran. FOl'RTH RACE Six furlongs: Good Reception (Mad- deif) 16.20 7.00 4.80 Mighty Miss (Vedder) 5.30 4.00 Patsev Begone (Kaufman) 5.90 Time, 1:15 3-5. Butterman, Circus, Pimlico Lady, Kleig Light. Ivy X., Dogrose and Dizzy Dame also ran. FIFTH RACE Six furlongs: Blue Linnet (Bierman) 11.70 7.20 Daring Lay (Corbett) 5.50 Roueh News (Harrell) Time. 1:16 3-5. Charmful, San ana, Mitza, Bettie Nux, Dixie Maid, riage Trade. Sungalla, Zero Hour B.00 4.60 7.S0 Wake also ran. SIXTH RACE One and one-sixteenth miles: Rosetown (Meaae) 10.70 6.B0 4.30 Bright View (Harrell) 16.10 6.30 Raise Up (Bierman) 3.30 Time 1:50 3-5. Little Risk, Inscoelda and War Beauty also ran. (SEVENTH RACE Mile and an eighth: Tuacross (Harrell) 15.60 9.00 4.80 Victory Light (Woodstock) 8.30 4.40 astand Alone (Canning) a.uo Time, 1:59 2-5. aJoan Asbestos. Ber-nais. Woodwaac. Our Dream, Swing It, Fountain Head, Toni, Sanoma and Mary's Lassie also ran. a Mrs. J. M. Black and J. M. Franklin entry. SCRATCHES. 1 Golden Mowlee, Supper Show. Docket, Punch Drunk. 2 Last Message. Goodwine, Miss Premier, 8tar. 3 Tamoshanter, Wrackonite. 4 Paper Girl, Pollenator, Razacla, Madly. Relne Margot, Count Maurice. 5 Weatherite. Boreale, Miss Omega, Dividend. 6 Jessie Gladys, Eusy Morn, Baby Sister, Toodle On, Damaged uoocs. i Heel uust, Mm. Mantagna, Sir Reg. 8 Flaming High. Amnesty, Lazarus. Walter Light. Maecloud, Dr. Bones, Dark Phaona, Flying Duke, Residue. At Roekinghsm. Weather cloudy; track fast. FIRST RACE Six furlongs: Dainty Ford (W. Emery) 14.00 8.60 8.00 Camaynan (Maschek) 15.20 8.SO Lochlea (Meynell) 4.80 Time, 1:16. Gertee Lee, Right as Rain, Davitt, Take It, Hasty Million, Hidina, Premier Avril, Starboard Tack and Peri-over also ran. SECOND RACE Six furlongs: Perlette (Paradise) 7.20 3.80 2.80 Posterity (Bomar) 3.80 2.60 Buck's Image (W. Snyder) 3.20 Time 1:15. Canla. Cruising, Sky Cloud, Scotch Boy, Scotch Judge. Crestonian, Li- Dra. fcpsom Prince also ran. THIRD RACE Six furlongs: Red Meadow (Jedllnski) 14.00 TS.Ort 2.60 Ugin (Atkinson) 4.40 2.40 Infidox (Paradise) 2.20 Time, 1:14 2-5. Mons Memories, Be Prepared and Grandeem also ran. FOl'RTH RACE Six furlongs: Cleo Louise (Atkinson) 18.60 9.20 aGold Tower (Taylor I 8.60 Dawn Portage (Snyder) 3.20 2.80 2.20 Time. 1:14 4-5. aMill Tower, Joe Pet, Psyehologv. React. Fancy Free also ran. a B. F. 'Lister entry. FIFTH RACE Mile and a sixteenth: Rieradonna " (Snyder) 23.20 10.80 5.60 Wise Will (Meynell) 4.60 3.4 0 Busy K. (Paradise) 4.60 Time. 1:49. Higher Bracket. White Hot, Ghostflyer and Cash O'Boy also ran. SIXTH RACE One and one-sixteenth miles: I'!g Rover (Meynell) 9.20 S.80 3.40 Well Read (Krovitz) 7.60 4.40 Drueo Syska (Johnston) 5.20 Time, 1:50 2-5., Fortissimo, Old River. Grand Lama, Clean Swept and Star of Dondra also ran. SEVENTH RACE Mile and a sixteenth: Saxonian (Taylor) 14.20 8.20 3.40 French Trap (Bomar) 5 20 3 2n Whiskbriar (Paradise) 2. SO nme, 1:50. Brilliant Stone. Mill River, Baize, Bissakerry. Endvmion and Cor date also ran. EIGHTH RACE Mile and sixteenth: Flag Post Hi-leg ( B.20 3.6(1 4.20 Fire Finch (Maschek) 25.00 1 1 fin Strange Times iSconia) 5.40 Time, 1 :50. Easterner, Scarlet O.. Lees Count. Combahee. St. Monti, Ballystrat-ford and Discourse also ran. Alice Marble Turns Pro; To Tour With Budge. Tilden i NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (AP). National Tennis Champion Alice Marble announced today that she had turned professional, and would go on a four and a half-month tour with Don Budge, Bill Tilden and another woman player who has not The California blonde, winner of four United States singles titles and winner at Wimbledon in 1939, announced she would receive $25,-000 and a percentage of the receipts. Her tour, under the promotion of Jack Harris, will open at Madison Square Garden, Jan. b. Though the complete itinerary has not yet been arranged, the tour is expected to be country-wide and also may take in- Cuba and Canada. The other woman player with whom negotiations now are under way is understood to be Ruth Mary Hardwick, English Wightman Cup star. Likely to Appear Here in January. St. Louis is likely to see Alice Marble on her first tour as a pro fessional ' tennis player, the Post-Dispatch learned this afternoon. Ike Macev. professional at St. Louis Country Club, has been in communication with the pro That's Right You're Wrong. A FEW disgruntled hunters yesterday returned to St. Louis from a quail expedition in southeastern Missouri. The reason for the mumurs was the slight matter of an arrest and fine. The reason for the arrest was that three of the five had no hunting license. The defense was that this group had leased a farm for hunting. Overlooking the mere formality of procuring a hunting license, they tried to argue that they were landowners shooting over their own , property. This was in vain. The rules definitely state that farmers, members of the farmer's family and regularly employed hired hands, do not need licenses when hunting on their own property. . This does not apply to a person who is not a bona-fide resident of that farm, even though he owns it. In other words if you live in St. Louis or anywhere off the farm, you cannot hunt thereon without a regular permit. A hunting license after all is a mere fraction of the cost of a hunting party. Storage of Small Game. DON'T attempt to store your quail and ducks in commercial cold storage plants. The law says that this type of game must be kept in your own icebox. It is permissible this year to store big game, such as bear, elk, deer and moose in a Cuinmercial storage plant, provided, of course, that the carcass is identified as having been legally taken. This rule replaced the former and unreasonable law that required hunters to cram their half -ton Declaring "I wanted someone who knows the boxing game thoroughly," GOV. JOHN STELLE of Illi nois appointed BARNEY ROSS of Chicago, former lightweight and welterweight champion, secretary of the State Boxing Commission. . . . Ross succeeds JOHN OWEN, another Chicagoan. . . The jobs pays $3600. LOUIS (KID) COCOA, Puerto Rican, who had waed 93 fights without being Ross. counted out, was kayoed by JIMMY LETO, Hartford (Conn.) welterweight, in the third round at Baltimore. . . . Cocoa was a l-to-3 favorite. . . . PETE GALI-ANO, Baltimore, suffered a fractured jaw as he lost on a technical kayo to YUCATAN KID of Mexico City at Miami Beach. ... The BROOKLYN DODGERS have signed 35 young players through their five farm clubs, Olean and Elmira, N. Y., Dayton, O., Grand Rapids, Mich., and Americus, Ga. . . . Included is the San Fran-j Cisco hopeful, RUDOLPH BIALE, 18-year-old righthander who goes to Olean. . . . JANE STANTON, California youngster with the touring United States tennis team in Argen tina, was eliminated from the National championships by Maria Te- ran. . . . Other U. S. players, including Frank Guernsey, Don McNeill and Elwood Cooke, won their matches. . . . CHARLES B. HART-MAN, 1939 University of Washington graduate, has been appointed coach of the Yale freshman crew, succeeding Donald F. Grant. . . . JIMMY DEMARET, Hopston 'J ;' ' ST.LOUIS POST-DISPATCH: yet accepted terms moters of the tour, and !s hopeful of getting the troupe to come nere, possibly about the middle of January. However, negotiations have not been completed. Speculation among local tennis enthusiasts about the identity of the other woman player to join the company included the suggestion that it might be one of the members of the British Wightman cup team. 728 Sets League and Alley, Record at Bevo A league record and the best score at the alleys this season, E. Lammelein Sr. bowled a high three game total of 728 last night in the Tavern League at Bevo Alleys. He had games of 217, 246, 265 as he paced his team, the E. Ray Beauty Shop, to a clean sweep over Mack-lind Cleaners. His 265 single was also a league mark. 8 Bouts on Card At So. Broadway Eight bouts will make up the South Broadway A. C. card Friday night, when the old hall on South Seventh boulevard will be the scene of an amateur boxing program for the first time in several years. They'll have attractive names on the program, too. Four boxers who won bouts last Thursday night are listed, including the Snelson broth ers, Middleweight Ed and Light weight Ted, who knocked out their opponents last week. Other win ners of recent World A. C. show who will appear at the S. B. A. C are Don Rothrock of the home club and Gene McGovern of Granite City, lightweights, who will op pose each other. The other matches are: Middleweight Ed Snelson of Soulard vs. Harold Conklin, Belleville: heavyweights Jack Hess of jetterson Barracks vs. Toney Gartner of Central A. C. ; bantam weight Marty Dames of Boys Club vs. Mouse Heidenriech of Belleville; lightweights Ted Snelson of Soulard vs. Art Harrison of Central A. C. : featherweights Lee Rolley of Soulard vs. Lou Abbott of East St. Louis: welterweight Griffin Ivey of Soulard vs. Henry Chochollek of S. B. A. c. : featherweight Llovd Holmes of Boys Club vs. Charley Winkler of Tower A. C. moose into the family frlgid-aire. But, the law still says "nix" on putting the little fellows in commercial establishments. Pot Shots. TOMORROW night's meeting of the Missouri Wildlife Organization scheduled for 8 o'clock at Albrechi's Hall, 3547 Arsenal, is an important one. Officers will be nominated for 1941 with the election being held in December. . . . your quail gun, just as the duck weapon, must he plugged for not more than three shells. . . . Several northern states have added a new requirement for deer hunters: Their hunting "kit must include a block and tackle. This is to insure facilitie- to lift the fallen prey out of harm's way until it can be cleaned and butchered to carry from the woods. (Tex.) pro. took cash and prestige away from LAWSON LITTLE as he routed the .National open golf champion 8-6 in a special match on Demaret's home course. ... Little was under Braeburn's 72 par in wind and rain over the 65 holes the match lasted, but still was soundly beaten. . Demaret, once 11 up, finished 12 under par. . . . CLAYTON HEAFNER of Linville. N. C. L Demaret. paired with ED KENNEY, New port, R. I., to win the amateur-pro golf event which opened five days of Mid-South competition at Pine-hurst. . , . They had a low ball of 28-3361. The Armistice day attendance at ROCKINGHAM PARK was the largest of the New Hampshire season. ... A crowd of 30,000 placed $500,000 in the mutuels. . . . The featured purse went to James Emery's MON TIME which ran the mile and sixteenth in 1:47 2-5 and paid $8.20. . . . DOUBT NOT set a record of 1:11 1-5, in winning the $5000 added RICHIE HANDICAP. at six furlongs at Pimlico. . . . Doubt Not paid 6 to 1. . . . With five pursuers within a single touchdown of them. GEORCE FRANCK of Minnesota and BILL GREEN of Iowa, continue to set the pace in Western Conference scoring with 24 points. ... On top of the heap in the National pro grid league are DICK TOnn and JIMMY JONHSON. Washington backs, with 42 points. . . . DON HUTSON of the Packers t only a point behind. . . . Another Helper Likes Band Wagon. rEAR EXTRA INNINGS: II You threatened the other day to climb out on the first National League limb that came your way, and predict how the clubs would finish in 1941 in Ford Frick's circuit. Now, never mind the handbags or unreason-afc1" facsimiles, but it occurred to me that perhaps I could beat you to the punch or the limb and start the predicting business. "This may be November (what do you mean may be?) but from this long range I can see the Reds as the first National League team to win three consecutive pennants since the Giants of the early twenties. Back in those days of John McGraw, New York won four straight flags, meeting the Yankees in subway series in 1921, 1922 and 1923 and then playing the Senators in 1924. "Since those New York days, two in succession (I'm glad you didn't say row, because it takes more than -two to make a row) is the best any National League club has been able to do. The Cardinals did that well in 1930 and 1931 and then fell apart. The Giants won in 1936 and 1937 and then Hubbell lost his touch. But the Reds are now on what I think will be the circuit's longest winning streak in 20 years. Another Seven-Club Second Division. JTNLESS some National II League club comes up with unexpected reinforcements during the winter, there'll be no serious competition for the Reds. How are the Cardinals going to do it with Joe Orengo and Don Gutteridge and Jimmy Brown and Stuart Martin? Martin Marion will do for short, but you have to be strong on both sides through the middle. There's no -capable second baseman in sight and no third baseman. And you can't win pennants without an infield. "Brooklyn finished In the runner-up spot last season, but I'll be surprised if the Dodgers do that well in 1941.' Of course, they have the best chance, as Larry MacPhail won't hesitate to take the rubber band off the bank roll if any promising player is put on the market He's already bought Kirby Higbee. In contrast, the Cardinals seem to fear those fishhooks in the pocket and never do any dipping when a little buying might put them in the driver's seat. "Bill Terry says there's a boycott against the Giants in operation. There doesn't have to be. Vhe team that Terry inherited inally has gone to pieces. Carl Hubbell no longer can carry the load. The Giants won't threaten again for many years. The Cubs are rebuilding and there's not mdeh to rebuild with. They're out. Picks the Pirates to Finish Second. H STARTED out to give you I merely the pennant winner for 1941, namely t he Reds. But I'm tempted now to move a little further out on the limb and give you the No. 2 team. The Pirates, there's my pick. Frankie Frisch had his club going along at a fine speed in the late stages of the 1940 race. He seems to have found several fine players in Elliott. Van Robays and Gus-tine. If he can steady his pitching staff, which includes young hurlers of great promise, the Pirates may even give the Reds a bit of a tussle. But only a bit. "It seems to me that this is the safest time to pick a winner. You see people forget if you're wrong. But I'm going to clip this out of Extra Innings, if it is used, and when next October comes, I'll mail you a reasonable facsimile as a sort of I told you so reminder." Vashon, Douglass Win Negro Games The Vashon High Wolverines defeated Lovejoy, 111., 33-0, in the opening game of the Negro High School doubleheader at the Public Schools Stadium yesterday afternoon. Touchdowns were made by i-ell, Carter, Youn,r arid Griffin, who scored two. Kincaide kicked an extra point, Otis Finley Jr. another. A pass from Griffin to Bell gave the Wolverines the third extra tally. The second game of the twin bill was more evenly contested, the strong Douglass High School Panthers of Webster Groves defeated Sumner Hign of St. Louis, 9 to 6. The bright spot in this game came in the last minute of play, when Ward of Sumner raced SO yards to score the Sumner touchdown. Arbuckle scored for Douglass and Fiddmont, who has starred for the past two years on the Webster team, kicked the extra point. A safety added the other two points. Vashon will go to Mexico, Mo., next Saturday to play the Negro high-school eleven there. DAILY DOUBLES AT PIMLICO. Star Charter and Wayriel paid $99.70 for $2. AT ROCKINGHAM. Painty Ford and Ferlette pala $66.80 for $2.

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