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Majors Open fire Tuesday Cards Look Like Rookies Get Greatest Chance to Make Good By JACK HAND ..I NEW YORK, April 15-.T(-JlaJor league baseball U waiting for. the bell, ready to atari on Tueiday a season that many crept hangers aid never would aUrt and confident of its ability to arn throuf h to . the usual World Series. - Barring; any unexpected shutdown order from the Whits House, he gams figures to survive Its third wartime year by counter-balancing expected week-day slumps with big; Bight snd .Sunday crowds. " By filling In draft-depleted ranks with minor leaguers, most of them with Double A experience, the national game will be able to present a product that is not dissimilar to - the 1H3 version. Recent selective service orders that postponed induction of men over 26 temporarily improved the situation of many established 1-A Urs. On the whole, however, the sea- - son .wJJl provide tto-Wggest oppoi- Junity far fookies since" Ablwr ' Pbu'bleday tossed out the first bail. Clustered around such familiar names as Bobby ,Doerr, George Case, the Cooper .boys and Bill Nicholson you'll find Grey Clarke Ed Busch, Gene Mauch, Luis Suarer and George Hausmann In the open ing pox scores, In the National League the balance of power centers around the western teams and the champion Bt. Louis Cardinals In particular. An open race is in prospect in the American League where New York, the 1943 pennant winner, Washington and Chicago rank as pre-season favorites. without trying to crystal gaze snout who will come and who will go, here's the way tbe clubs stack up now: Probable Mound Rivals -For Tuesday Openers NATIONAL LEAOVI lulu it New Trk: aim Jawrr 1T-i t. ftm Vtll. !-. BrMalra ml FhllaSelahtat W Bit law Watl n. Dlek Barrett lt-IS. Chleaa. at ClBciimall: Haarr Htm - n. tlmn SUSSI. 11-1 1 1. rittaaarih . lia: Elwtai (Frcatk-er m - . Mrt rr tl-. AMERICA LCAOIE rtillaarlahia st Waahiactaal I.aaaa Harm T. Datch LrvaarS (ll-l.1l. Hear Sara at Caal.au Saarceaa faaa-' Iw Ci-4i AtastH SM Wir'i; . l.aii at tkicaa:.AI Saiilk (il-71 va. Orial rae !-. v St. Last, at Detr.lt: Jack Kramer (- va. rial (Diaar) Traat S-lit. National League ST. LOUIS Little change from the 1943 version which won pulled up by 18 games. Manager Billy South-worth still has Mort and Walker Cooper, Max Lanier, Harry Gum-bert, Stan Musial, Danny Litwhiler and all the infield except Lou Klein. Emil Verban from Columbus will play second to round out the best-looking club in either league. A Standout. CINCINNATI Wilv Bill McKech- nie's pitching has been hard hit by the loss of Johnny Vander Meer and probably Joe Beggs and Elmer Riddle. Bucky Walters and Ray Starr still available with Tom Dela- erus, 21-game winner at Syracuse. Woody Williams replacing Lonnle If YOUR PADIATOI? IS LEAKING OS OVEPHEATING LOOK FOR THIS SIGN AT .605 DEMONBBEUN STREET, Es?B3 Radiator 605 Service ) fTTTITTTTkl m Frey at second and Buck Tauaett or Steve Meaner at tmra wun is die Miller and Frank McCormick give good Infield. Eric Tipton and Gee Walker returning in outfield. PITTSBURGH Pirates are thin all way around but have good first team. Addition of Babe Dahlgren goes far toward making up for losa of Elbie Fletcher. Lee Handley making comeback as second baae- man. Elliott, Frank Gustine, Pete Coscarart, Vince DiMaggio, Tom O'Brien, John Barrett, Jim Russell and Frank Coleman still sround. Rjp Sewell tops pitching staff that includes promising newcomers in Elwin Roe, Nick Strincevich and Art Cuccurullo. CHICAGO Outfield exceptionally strong with Nicholson, Lou Novi-koff, Ival Goodman,- Dominic Dal-lesandro plus Andy Pafko and Ed Saner. Phil Cavaretta only infield holdover but good replacements in Don Johnson, Bill Schuster- and Tommy York. Catching hard hit and pitching only fair but Paul Derringer and Henry Wyse avail able. BROOKLYN Dodgers have in field problems with second and third unsettled. Outfield topi with Augie Galan and Luis Olmo although Dixie Walker trying to be infielder. Whit Wyatt. Curt Davia, Hal Grepg, Rube Melton top fair mound , staff. NEW YORK Strengthened In-flel with Phil Weintrauh at first and freshman prospects George Hausmann and Hugh Luhy at second and third. Joe Medwlck, Johnny Rucker and Mel Ott in outfield, pitching very weak with Rookie Bill Voiselle and Cliff Melton best lookers. PHILADELPHIA Addition of Tony Lupien should help unsettled infield. Catching untried, outfield okay with Elvin Adams, Soaker Triplett, Ron Northey but Dick Barrett, AI Gerheauser only dependable hurlers. BOSTON Lacks punch all Continued en Next Page) nidDni me off uiiip Chiefs Allen EiUlS no. 370210 Sire of five Futurity Winners in Five Years at -- the National Walking Horse Celebrationr1939ti- w : - 'v 1. a-- - ir a. No Other Sire, Living or Dead, Can Claim an Equal to This Record AT STUD Chief's Allen 370210: Sire. King O'Chiefs 360210: Dam, Mary Queen CVAIIen 360192. Show Record, 22 Blues as a two-Year-Old and was then retired. Chestnut Stallion 8 years old. WEE 52S.dD(Q) Chief Blood Breeds Fineness and True Gaits YOUNC PROSPECTS FOR SALE AT ALL TIMES Contact ffl IlflLWJ LYNCHBURG, TENN. Harridge, Frick See Interesting, Exciting Races y WILL HARRIDGE : President, American League CHICAGO. April 11-JI The very uncertainties wnlch face baseball as it opens its third wartime season could produce one of the most Interestinsr and excitinsr cam. paigns the sport has ever known. I think It will. This year it is anyone's guess how the clubs will- finish. I would not ' attempt to predict where our American' Irairus teams wilt.at&nd when the season closes next Octo ber. The makeup of our teama on opening day likely will be chanced many times throughout the season, with some players joining the colon and others returning to the diamond after service in the armed forces. For this reason I believe that every club in our league has a chance at the pennant. There is every indication of a cloae race, and the years have shown that competition always has been the basis of baseball's appeal. At this moment, no club aDoears strong enough to establish a big lead, and I think the American League will have Us best pennant oauie since iu, when Detroit won out on the second to the last dsv of the season after a hot September fight with Cleveland and New York If was that season which saw the establishment of the league's all- time season attendance almnat five and one-half million fana. since the war beean. basehall has tried to meet each wartime problem aa it arose and hhti Will continue to do SO. Laat aann our league had as Its truest mora man wiu.uuo servicemen, and thi. number likely will be exceeded this coming season. Our boys in the armed mrcea. including some 215 American League players. Jong have been baseball's strongest boosters. J rpa A Harridge Horse Sense . X . . Wilson's Rambler; 1941' State Fair Sensation Top Attraction at Paschal Stables By Margaret Lindsley -.Warden I ' " ... ..TV- IsrV '-"i " 'Air' ?.-.T ;.-".(.'!. I , . ' ' - ' 1 - " . f. V-1 . ss. . t . m ' . '" ' ' x '.'"'. ' " THI NASHVIUI TINNISSIAN. Sese'sy Mwnlm. Aaril U, 44 3-C Shoo-In; Yanks Precarious 1 ' ' ' :,i i i i : ' " 1 i i ' ' hi i . i Lt. Paul Brown Added to Great Lakes By BOB MEYER "GREAT LAKES. 111., April 13 li When youthful Paul Brown, wonder-boy football coach of Ohio State University, reports to Great Lakes Naval Training Station Sunday, he will round out what is per haps the greatest and most versatile athletic dynasty in history. Addition of Brown to the Great Lakes coaching staff is much the same aa a Hollywood Movie studio signing another "big name" atar to a colossal production that already contains he ,10 top bog office,, at- Brown, who was commissioned lieutenant (j. .), will serve as asw sistsnt football coach to Lt Too j al Sal a ssl na l ivoniinuea en nsn "- By FORD C. FRICK President National League NEW YORK, April 15 UT Preseason baseball predictions, even In normal times, border somewhat on the nonsensical, In wartimes that la doubly true 1 J 'flr.fi Ford Frick ror no one can say what the fu ture of baaeball will be. The start of this third wartime season finds the problems of the first two years accentuated. But those problems are not insurmountable. We played through the first two seasons despite handicaps. I believe we can do it again. Like all other Industries we have lost key men. Today there are more National League ball players In the armed services than there are on the club rosters. But the gaps have b-en filled with replace ments or 4- s. men who have been discharged from the military services, men over 38 years of ate and. in a few instances, boys who have not yet reached draft agre. The caliber of play will be lower man in normal times. But I think It still will be fairly high and the competition keen. To me baseball this year is not only for the home folks but for the absentees, too. . Not only are players gone but there are absentees from the stands and bleachers. Much more Important than our visible audience will be the thousands of men far from home, in camps and on the fighting fronts, in jungles-end m th eae eager to find out" tire score, to know' who pitched, how the winning run was scored and all the details of play; details that bring them a touch of America as they knew it before war entered their lives. That's why the army and navy have arranged to broadcast big league games via short wave to every fighting front, every day. Baseball can do many things in the war effort. Baseball can be valuable on the home front. But most important of all. it seems to me, will be that invisible audience across the world. That's an assignment that baseball cannot muff. It has to be met.' Terminals Drill Today The Nashville Terminals will hold a practice baseball session this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock on diamond No. 1 at Centennial. All players are requeated to be present and prompt. A banana crop may be harvested nine to 14 months after planting. . eiBht two-year-olds, a "slight in crease" over the 1943 figures. Nominators for the A. 8. H. B. F. of Tennessee, as furnished by J. Truman Ward, secretsry, are: Allendale Farm. Payaon, III.; Garland D. Casscll, Max Meadows, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Sterling P. Davidson, Jr., Maplewood, Mo.; Rookwood Edwards, Chicago, III.; Mrs. James Nathan Elliott, Jr., Danville, Ky.; R. G. Elliott, Cincinnati, O.; Felton's Blue Belt Acres, Indianapolis, Iowa; Grass-landsFarm. Danville, Ky.; Green Acres Farm, Portsmouth, Va.; Kalarama Farm, Springfield. Ky.; Leatherwood Farm. Bluefleld, W. Va.: C. V. Link. Cincinnati. O.; Minton Hickory Farm, Barbour-ville, Ky.; T. J. Morton, Evans- ville, Ind.; Reverie Knoll Farm, Danville. Ky.; C. H. Warner, Fargo, N. Da.; J. L.' Younghusband, Chi cago; A. F. Zumbrink (Locust Wood Farm). Danton, O. The following Tennessee breeders complete the nominations: Ben Armstrong. Castalian Springs; J. R. Bragg. McMinnville; C P. Edwards. Jr. (Rldgefields Farm), Kingsport; W. A. Griswold, Cleve land: Haynes Haven, Spring Hill: Magnolia Farm, Memphis Mary land Farm (J. T. Ward), Brentwood; Mr. and Mra. Hall Quick, Lookout Mountain; Turnlev Rudolph. Springfield; Wlldwood Farms. Germantown and from Nashville, Ewing Grinsard, C. W. Kempkau, Mr. and Mrs. John Oman 111, Corp. R. W. Smith, and H. T. Stiff. Jr. Among the nominators for the Tennessee Horseman's Futurity, as furnished by Secretary L. Q. Hopkins, are: Dr. E. N. Brown, Dr. W. F. Fessey, jere Belote... Harvev. Pride, C. W. Kempkau, Ben Armstrong. J. A. Luna, Sam K. Harwell. Jr., Turnley Rudolph, and Warloto Farm, all of Middle Tennessee. 'slaWalkkr ' Milton": I In one of the most beautiful parts of the hill country between Murfreesboro snd Woodbury is a stable where devotees of the Tennessee Walking Horse may find equines that look, even better to them than a hillside of flowering dogwood. We refer to the stable of Paschal Brothers (Sam C. and Donald) at Milton which la 18 miles east of Murfreesboro and 12 miles north east of Woodbury just off Highway No. 7. The star attraction here is the champion ahow stallion and promising young sire. Wilson's Rambler, but the stable always contains some up and coming young horses in training, 1 he fans who can rattle off show records remember that Wilson's Rambler, when only a three-year- ola, created a sensation at the 141 State Fair by winning the championship class for walking stallions any age, defeating several noted champions. Among the beaten field were Desert Gold.' Hill's Wilson Navy Men Played Football En Route to Bomb Tarawa RAN DIEGO, Calif., April 15 CP) Navy men aboard combat aircraft carriers became so used to raids on Japanese bases that they played football on the flight derk while approaching Tarawa and held a track meet just after they bombed the Mariana Islands. The story of the sports events during a four-month cruise In enemy waters was related here today by Lta. Willis R. Peterson, Maniora, conn., ana f rank smn-4 ner, Whittier, Calif, Both men served as communications officers on the staff of Rear Admiral Frederick C, Sherman, former taak force leader who now commands West Coast fleet air activities. Skinner said the officers snd enlisted men went at the track meet with the same enthusiasm they had diaplayed In blasting Truk, Tinian and Salpan. Events included the 100-yard dash, 220. and 440, shot put, high and broad jump contests. Except during actual battle, the men played football during off MERTENS Hulik BATHS i fa Cold. Rneumstnm n sR forma Hign Skxvj SVraura and a sdmenti fsquirmc eicreesM elimmatiOK ana he eof aocHtatian el raaet anas at coicrwca etc M CM Metes RMs, Tat. -511 Wilson's Rambler, champion walking stallion of the 1941 State Fair, poses proudly at the Paschal Brothers' place nesr Milton in Cannon County. Two Futurities for American Saddlers are held In Tennessee and nominations for both closed last Monday. In each case there was an lncreaae over the 1943 total. This increase was more noticeable In the Futurity sponsored by the American Saddle Horse Breeders Futurity of Tennessee which is open to nominators anywhere. The Futurity sponsored by the Tennessee Horseman's . Association is restricted to animals owned in this state and boasts only "a few more" than in 1943. Nominations for the 1944 American Saddle Horse Breeders Futurity of Tennessee, which will probably be held at Memphis as usual, are IT stallions, 114 mares, 36 yearlings, and 18 two-year-olds entered by 34 nominators in ten states. Last yesr there were 19 stallions, 96 mares, 31 yearlings snd 18 two-year-olds from 29 nominators. The Futurity sponsored by the Tennessee Horseman's Association, competed for last year at Lebanon, has 17 nominators entering 12 stallions. 38 mares, 12 yearlings, and-- AUCII, 4IUIIJF .vilify, wnvo I ilUCtl and King Wilson in that order. Desert Gold had been an unde feated champion stallion In the southwest and Hill's Wilson Allen, always a tough horse to beat, brought $7,000 last summer from a Texas buyer. Wilson's Rambler Is a red roan with a blaze, four white stockings, and almost white mane and tail. He is by Brantley's Roan Allen. Jr., from Topsy by the deceased Wilson's Allen and the register gives J. W. Walker. Manchester, as his breeder. At the time of his State Fair triumph he was the property of Paschal Brothers and his trainer-rider was Donald Pas chal. Wilson's Rambler was exhibited only a few times. He proved his superiority in the one outstanding sh-" The experts have noted, of couie, that the Paachal stallion combines the blood of the two lesding show horses sired among walking horses, which. In addition to his own Individual merit, should make him much sought after ss a sire. Wilson's Rambler Is owned hy Paschal Brothers but- the other 26 horses in the barn are the property of Sam C, Paschal. Four nice ones went to Salisbury, Md.. recently and there are on hand now choice stock by Wilson's Allen, Brantley's Roan Allen, Jr., Walking Dan Allen, Last Chance, and other popular sires. In 1943 Sam Paschal sold 146 walking horses to more than 20 states. Wilson's Rambler is registered with the Stallion Enrollment Board and his name appeara in the bulletin of stallions snd jacks licensed for public Service in this state. The Stallion Enrollment Board, 417 Commerce Street, Naahville, has a few more of these valuable bulletins for free distribution. As fsr as we know, you can oeneve everything InAxdepfth identity of Hecla. He is a Thoroughbred, not a Tennessee Walking Horse. Knox, Welch Out To Solve Shadow Riddle "The Green Shadow is..." Buddy Knox and Roy Welch Tuesday night will make an all-out effort to complete that sentence ror the announcer at the Hippodrome when they tangle In tag-team battle with the Greenie and his part- ner-in-mat-crlme, Km 11 Jadu. ine battle features one of the most attractive grappling cards ever ar-rarged by Matchmaker Mickey Baarns for Promoter Nick Gulas' weekly wrestling presentations. Knox will be making his first local wreatling start in more than 18 months and teamed wun weicn presents a more than distinct threat 'against the Shadow's mask. When the Shadow learned he had been pitted against both Buddy and Roy Welch he requeated the toughest man he could think of as his partner. And that man is Bsdu, the sensational Arabian grappler who is undefeated in the local ring. The Shadow has been the Mr. X of Naahville . wrestling for more than three years. Knox, amazed that the mask had not been lifted since he left here a year and a half ago, hopes to work the mathematical equation which will let fana know what Mr. X equals. A standout semifinal also has been booked by Matchmaker Mickey. It's a one-hour, two best out of three-fall match -pitting Jumping Jack LaRue against Rowdy Red Roberts. Both men "have suffered recent defeats ti the hands of the powerful Badu and are launching comebacks in this battle. hours every day," using rag foot balls, Peterson said. 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