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Ttirow Sfones af Phils Students Hint Phillies Stole Their Name By JOHN F. CHANDLER BALTIMORE, March 8 (A. P.). TlEATHERS slightly ruffled, the -L Johns Hopkins University iic-(. irtirr and student council tii: patched a resolution toduy to the Philadelphia National League baseball club demanding "suitable satisfaction" for betaking the Xiickname Blue Javs for the erstwhile Phillies. The monicker had been a treasured property of University athletic teams for 68 years before the Philadelphia usurpation, described as a "reprehensible act u-faich' brought disgrace and dishonor to the good name of the Johns Hopkins University." Dr. Wilson Shaffer, Hopkins athletic director, reacted quickly and., scientific ally when the name, Philadelphia- Jays, chosen in a public contest, hopped forth, and said the club should use the generic term Cyanocitta Cris-tata. But not the students. They didn't explain whether "satisfaction" would entail b:iscball bats at 10 feet with or without a catcher's mask, or just plain and fancy pop bottle slinging at unlimited range. Quoting the cold, stark league records, the agitated scholars set forth that the Phils, among other things : "Have finished in the National League cellar more frequently than any other team, 15 times to be specific. "Have lost 100 or more games for 12 seasons. "Have only once since 1918 finished in the first division, and only once since 1876 won the National League championship. "Their pitching staff has included John Coleman, who in 1883 lost 43 games. "Their untimely hitting during the season of 1929 gave them the all-time mark for men left on bases, some 1257." By contrast, the students said Hopkins lacrosse teams had grained international fame and that track, fencing and wrestling teams had won league titles despite a strictly de-emphasized sports prosram maintained "even to the extent of charging no admission fee." SAW BOYS PLAY RAGGED Bob Carpenter, president of the Philadelphia National League baseball club, came right back last night at the student council of John Hopkins University, Baltimore, which accused his outfit of lifting" the nickname Blue Jays which the collegians have used as their tag for 68 years. "Why. they haven't won a ball game in 20 years, have they?" said Carpenter, "I saw their football team once, and boy, what a ragged outfit. "Bat, honestly, I have the highest respect for Johns Hopkins. So 111 write them a letter and ex- ......... . - . .... T . . . 1 ...... ... .. 1 . l.'iiAJi ilia i. x c aivajrr tuanwi the blue jay and its scrappy qualities, we expect to do something for it and incidentally give Hopkins a hand by makinp the students proud of the nickname." ImmacuSata Loses First to Temple Gitls Bt DORA LURIE Temple University girl's basketball team, rnbealen last year, chalked up its 1-th strairht victory defeating C .leire. 40-35, last night at ConreI! Hail, Broad st. and Montgomery ave. Imn aculata had won five games in a row prior to lasc night and hopes of an undefeated sesson began to fade when the Cherry and White maids led 21-15 at the half. A rro-.vd of several hundred, including many Immaculata rooters, watched the speedy contest. Immaculata trailed 35-33 with two minutes to play but failed to close this gap. Neda Beers, Temple forward, sank the final goal. Betty Bis-singer, brilliant Immaculata forward, romped off with individual honors, scoring 12 baskets and a foul. Miss Beers led Temple with 15 points. Te:r.;e J !.s.t: H Immaeulnta 9- f. p. ;. v. p. Srhutlps.r 7 A O o t) 1 35 H.xsuwr.f 1 ! Mullin.r O O Aricii.f i i.iie . V2 2r o o o v o o o o O U Tin J -1 -n Tot its V Baugh Gives Up Pro Football Play AB1L.KNK. Trx . Mnrcli 8 U.P . KUJiKln" Sajmny BaUKh. who Tas.scci liis way to fame witlt a football, said today that lie had given up the came for thr deration nnd -w ill oui.Iine him.vlf to raLsiiig cattle for tlw Nation's irn-ut supply. In Atulciie to sit tend u t attle sale, tii- Wa.iiirjtjton Rfdsktrvs star said he exjiected to remain on his 3OO0-cre Double Mountain Ranch at IlotHn. about (0 miles nortliwest of hrr, anti ntlded Uint he doubted then- wou';l b" tiiiKli of a lfc-dskin t-!u u trturn to. Huywny. Devalue Surprises HOT M'HINtK'i. Ark . March 8 (A. V i 1 wahie, (he Circle V. Btable's veteran faii;j:ii!;iier, surprised today, when he won the featured $1500 Mood j Hotel Hruidicnp at Oaklawn Paric to return $38 50 for $2. Penn Wrestlers Lose ISeyer rrnnAjlvmila' hopes for leading rW in the tCatsirrn Inter-ro( Imitate wrestling; rhamiionvhis whirh start tomorrow at Lehigh, rwelvrd a nrvrret blow jrstertlay hpit John Uirtinnn, roach of the tram, rr-rivrtl word that hi - l?t iioondrr, llanirl llryrr, would be uiiablt- lo rompi-tr. The formrr Blair Acdewy star, who in his first season was nn-l-frated, last rrk was transferred by the Navy V-12 io the Brooklyn Navy Vard, from which station he expected, to rweire week-end furlough to participate In the championships. However, lie did not receive it. Falcons Beat Brooklyn, 4-3, On Late Goal Fifty-four seconds before the final whistle Joe "Poker Face" Desson, burly defenseman. drove a puck into the net to break a 3-3 tie and give the Falcons a 4-3 victory over thp Brooklyn Crescents in the opening game of the Eastern League playoffs last night at the Arena before 3500 of whom 70 British and Canadian officers and men, navy and air corps who belong to the Cheerio Club, were guests of the management. It was Desson 's second goal of the night and with two assists gave him four points making him the outstanding man on the ice. The goal brought to a finish an evenly waged battle , between two teams who played careful, smart hockey throughout the entire 60 minutes. From the opening moments neither team was able to gain any sort of an advantage. The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the first four minutes on a goal by Lemieux with Desson assisting, but the Crescents went out in front 2-1 before the end of the 20 minutes on points by Shero 'and Hank D'Amore. In the second period the locals scored twice to Brooklyn's once to make it 3-3. Then came the tightly waged final session and no score for 19 minutes until Desson tallied the winning point. On Saturday night the Falcons meet the Baltimore Coast Guard in the second game of the playoffs. STAN BAUMGARTNER I'i'S. Brooklyn G. Biftner R.n. Kbero L..D. Muhns C. D' a more R.W. Ashworth L.W. Smith Falrona Henry lies-son MahtT Giisparlni Slmpeil ijinRiois raleons spares: Hockey, Ijemieux, DodUs, Stewart, Gnnke. Ciuman. Brooklyn spares: Ethier. Cosens. Molntyre, Wallace, Raleigh, Russell. Referee: Lem Hurraxe: Linesmen: Jark Campbell and Reds Lewis First period scoring: 1. Falcons, Lemieux Desson 4.29: 2, Brooklyn. Shero (unassisted. 5.41; 3. Brooklyn. D'amore unassisted), 8.08. No penalties. Second period scoring: 4. Falcons. Desson (Gasparinii, 1.12: Jv Brooklyn. D'amore (Mohns). 1.37; 6. Falcons, Simpell (Desson, Ciuman. 15. (X. Penalties: Russell, roughing: Lemieux. roughing. Third period scoring: 7. Falcons (Desson. Grinke), ld.06. Penalties: Cosens. tripping. Hershey Beats Cleveland, 9 to 2 HELSHEY, March 8. Hec Pozzo sparked Hershey to a 9-2 triumph over Cleveland tonight before 6000 fans, increasing the Bears' narrow margin as Kastern Division leaders of the American Hockey League. I icrshu-y Pns. Cleveland D'Amore Hcrsert Mercer Pa M croon Harms G. R D. L.D. C R.W. Storle Sproul Adolph Burlington Bartholome Horeck Hershey, Forgie Hershey. Pozzo Jars-is L.W. First period scorinu 1. (O'Neil. Potzo). 4.22; 2, (Fornie. O'Neill. 4. 38: 3, Cleveland, Mar- tholome (Horeck and Burlinptont. 11.18. Penalties Bessone. roughing; pozzo. roughing. Second period scorimr 4. Hershev, Pojto t Forgie, O'Neil .. 8.53: 5. Hershey, Patterson (I.auzon, Jarvis). 16.16; 6, Hershey. O'Neil (Forglei. 19.20. Penalties Prentice, tripping; Bessone, Interference; Harms, tripping. Third period scoring 7. liershey. Harms (Jarvis. Patterson, 2 07; 8. Hershev. Jarvis (Patterson-Harms), 3.C1 : 9, Cleveland, Locking (Speuker, Cunningham t. 4.08; 10. Hershey, Iozxo ( Neil. Forgie I. 4.44: 11, Hershey. Daley (Herpert, Sc-hultz). 8.28. Penalties Forgie, hooking. Saves Damore, 24; Slorie, 10. Camden Schools Lose In Tourney MERCHANTVILLE. N. J., March 8. Audubon High defeated Woodrow Wilson High, 33-30. and Merchant-ville defeated Camden Vocational, 38-24, tonight, in the Camden County Scholastic Basketball tournament to reach the semi-finals. Audubon W. Wilson G. F. P. G. F. P. 4 0 8 Burns.! 2 O 4 4 3 11 BurcHt.f 3 0 6 1 O 2 Haurh ter.c 2 3 7 2 O 4 I a via. g 3 17 0 0 0 Mulroj-.K 14 6 3 17 0 11 Walker, f Brown. T K'hott.r R;thme.e Munch, g Viiartio.g Jacisson.g Totals 14 5 33 Totals 11 8 30 Half-time woodrow Wilson. 17-K!. Camden Merrhantville G. F. P. G. F. P. Mc Arthur, f O (I () Ma gee. f 3 17 Z-ller.f 3 17 .loslin.f 6 5 17 MrF.idilen.c 3 0 ti IavilKon,f 2 2 6 10 2 Taylor, c 3 O 6 Spade g 3 17 Magee.g 1 O 2 Lovejoy.g 10 2 lioiman.g O 0 0 Tot lis 11 2 21 Totals 15 8 38 Half-time Merchantville. 22-11. Medadents Victors Penn Medadents defeated Drexel AS TP. 56-44, last night at Weight-man Hall. Pcnn Meds. Drexel A.S.T.P. G. F. P. G. F. P. 3 O 6 Woltv.f 0 0 0 5 1 11 White, f 0 0 0 1.1 3 Carney,! 5 3 13 2 0 4 Taylor. 3 17 6 2 11 Benning.c 10 2 McLeod.I Mack.f tioldman. t Horn.f Krieiman,c Allen, g H'v'i.sley.g Schneider, g Sikuks, g Totals 4 0 8 Cannun.K 3 6 () O (1 Itjl(rv,g 10 2 5 0 10 Westfall,g 5 . 0 10 tl O O HUl.g 2 0 4 2(1 4 5H Totals 20 4 44 Redskins Invite De Groot WASHINGTON. Mareh 8 A. P.). Dudley De Groot, who has resigned as football coach at the University of Rochester, has been Invited here for a talk with ofSciaLs of the Washington Redskins. I Things You May Not Know Tellisiji a General IM GENIAL. Ralph Morgan does not look like the type that bawls out privates, but you have his word for It that he once told no less a personage than Lieutenant Oeneral Joe Stlllwell whore to uet on". . . . "For some years niter hl graduation from Wrst Point Btillwrli kept up his interest in basketball; in fact, we served together on the Rulos Committee." Morgan told guests at the U. of P. Basketball Club banquet Tuesday night. "Later, as president of the Intercollegiate League, I had occasion to hire him as an official. The kids told me he was no good as a referee and so, though he was a good fellow, I finally fired him." TIME As a timekeeper Morgan may Itave found fault with another of the Army's lieutenant generals. Jake Devers, but if he had, he would have had to Include him.sclf In the censure. . . . "General LVvers and I nerved as Ume-kreptrs of a Penn-Army game buck about 1913 or T4." Morgan said, "and the second half developed into one of those games where first one side, then the other scores. We were both so intent on watching that we paid no attention to time until one of us noticed that the teams had been playing 23 minutes 'What shall we do?' the General asked. I suggested that ve let the teams 22 d e f gh PHILADELPHIA. THURSDAY MORNING. MARCH 9. 1944 ?" ",,"'7w.wTi! ''"""" LuiiHiin muiiuiiuwiiuiiiiisii i 11 it t.iua. m ti wmmm . tiiiswyiPWr; gagasggsywiWm- iti Tmrr-m ii, .;?.;. J;.",-.' ,.. v?' - .ji'-T fit-" 'SIT I iHS- ll . - t j .THEY'LL BE READY FOR CATCHING ON APRIL 15 MAYBE Frank L. Thomas (left) , president of the Izaak Wal- hickon Creek, near Bell's Mill Road bridge yesterday. The ton League and H. Morris Teaf, Fish Commission secre- trout season opens in Pennsylvania on April 15. Mean-tary (right) are shown dumping trout into the Wissa- while the fish will have an opportunity to gain in weight. Trout Stocked In Wissahickon Approximately 4000 trout were stocked in the Wissahickon Creek yesterday by State employes and sportsmen in preparation for the opening of the trout season. April 15. The deposit consisted of 2000 rainbow and 1000 apiece of brook and brown trout, all of which were from seven to 22 inches in length. This was the first stocking of the stream since last fall. . BURK DIRECTS The fish were brought here by truck from the Spring Creek Hatchery at Bellefonte. Under the direction of William Burk, special warden of the Pennsylvania Fish Commission, members of Philadelphia area fishing associations began the stocking at Bell's Mill Road Bridge. The Izaak Walton League, Pennsylvania Fish and Game, and -Holmesburg Fishing Associations all aided in the stocking. From Bell's Mill Road Bridge, the truck moved along the stream, on a four-mile route, placing trout at seven different sites. This was the seventh consecutive year the historic stream has been stocked with trout. This procedure enables local sportsmen to angle in city-surrounded water. Other officials participating in the stocking were H. Morris Teaf, secretary of the Pennsylvania Fish Commission and Paul Ludtkey, deputy warden. Blair Beats Peddie, 35-27 BLAIRSTOWN, N. J., March 8. Blair Academy's basketball team avenged an early season loss to the Peddie School today by winning, 35-27, in its final game. Captain Joseph Mclntyre was Elair's mainstay as it defeated its archrival. He paced a blistering first-half drive. Blair Peddif . G. F. P. G. 7 0 2 4 0 1 1 F. P.' Mclntire. f Deacon, Gilday, I Leahy, c Brown, g Flor, g Wry. K Totals Halftime: 1 15 'Forbes, f 0 0 Arbngast. f 1 5 Sheidig, c O 8 Molinet, n 2 2 Curson, K 0 2 1 3 2 O 4 13 5 6 1 13 0 11 2 O 4 15 5 .'(5 Totals Blair. 21-13; 11 5 27 Enter Chicago Tourney Prank Serpico's bowling quintet also including Jimmy Frasetta, Joe, Tom Bnrone and Edpar Winchester leave for Chicago today to compote in the Victory 5-man team tournament and Sunday. listed Saturday play three more minutes, then end the game. . . . That's what we did, and would you believe it -Army got in the last basket!" .WISHFUL THINKING "It Is too bad." commented Bob Kellett, whose Penn team this year dropped a 55-38 - dfTtsion at West Potnt, "that Mr. Morgan and Oeneral IVverK were not holding Uie clock for that game. Given enough time, we might finnlly have caught up to them." HOWLING IUMEFS Mention here that Frank Thompson sends clippings to his son in service has elicited from John Kollmann a disclosure that Ed Leaf. Sr., of the Hilltop team in the St. Laurence Holy Name Bowling League at Highland Park; sends the official score sheets every week to one son in Italy and the latter in turn mails them to another son in California . . . And Jimmy Martin, of the Kirklyn team, keeps son-in-law Andy Sivak. in the Army, posted on St. Laurence developments. . . , Bodee Byrne, the Sten-ton bowler who scored a double pinochle in the Serpico Quaker City women's marathon, never saw the pins drop. She turned her back when she thought she had covered two pins, all she hoped to get out of the split. . . . Elmer Smith, acting director of Delaware's War Manpower Commission, prefers ducks to tenpins. ART MORROW vg r Scjxr rSc . T--kV 1 -w:s... Temple Medical Unit eats Coast Guard A Finishing with a rush. Temple Medical Unit defeated Coast Guard A, 24-19, last night at the Navy Y. M. C. A. to retain first place in the Service League. Hahnemann Medical Unit edged out Fighter Wings, 39-38, on an extra period, .and Military Police 722 won on a forfeit, 2-0, when Coast Guard B failed to produce a full team. Coast Guard Win As Sphas Fall ALLENTOWN, March 8. Scoring their 30th victory in 33 games this season, the Philadelphia Coast Guard basketball team tonight handed Lehigh's ASTP its first defeat of the year, 47-43. before 3000 spectators in Rockne Hall. The Lehigh soldiers had a streak of nine straight. In the other half of the double-header program, the Renaissance team, of New York, defeated the Philadelphia Sphas, 63-33. LoriiKh ASTr Coast Guard G. r . P. G. Donnto.f 4 0 8 MrCnllam.f Ste;l)ns,f 10 2 &ry.t n WriKht.r H 5 17 Finc-Ha.e Johnson, c-g 0 O O YuM.k - Pel rone, g 4 !W Weiner.g :i Buoh.fc O l O McGinn. e 4 F. P. 0 12 0 0 2 1 5 5 11 1 9 0 0 2 4 2 Fuoo,f Johnson. g 2 0 4 Bell.e Totals 18 7 43 Totals Halftlme: Coast Guard, 29-: 18. 11 47 !1. Sphas Rosan. f La u tma n . f Kilhouse.c Bloom. R Gukas.e Sfhwartr.K Wolfp.t Itcnaissanre C. F. P. ;. f. i . 3 0 8 PcKoni.f 1 O 2 GatM.f 17 9 Kir.K.C 2 1 J Bell. (t 4 0 8 Isles p 113 Garr-tt.K O O O 12 9 : Totals 3 7 1 H 1 15 1 3 0 4 0 2 0 4 Totals IB 4 Ub Hulftime: Sphas. 18-8. Navy Yard Marines Beat Lakehurst Scoring their 21st victory in 33 basketball games, the Philadelphia Navy Yard Marines beat Lakehurst Naval Air Station, 46-39, last night at the Navy Yard. Paul Donat scored 14 points to bring his season's total to 468 Marines Car?oll.f IJcrni'Vf Baker, t Donat .c Nec. St rat tor.g Thorn ps.n,K Totals Lakehurst G. F. P. G F. P. 5 1 11 Scolt.f 2 0 4 Mackowski.f 1 0 2 Vuax 7 O 14 Bryant, K 1 O 2 Walker.g 2 1 S 4 4 0 8 5 rs 0 IO ;t a 1 5 4 O 8 22 2 4ti Totals 15 '.) 30 RCA-Victor Girls Defeat Wilmington PORT DIX, N. J., March a .The RCA-Victor A. A. girls' basketball team, of Camden, staged a late rally to defeat Wilmington's Bomberettes, 27-21. at the Fort Dix Sports Arena tonight. Wilmtneton CanwJen RCA-Victor P. G. F. P. 6 MrKearnev.f 4 I 9 2 McKervcr.r 3 1 7 3 Watson. f 1 O 2 S Winstanly.c o O o 4 Black. 1 2 1 Itall.-y.e 2 3 7 G. F, Johnson! Stevens, f Deniitht c MiCrone.s: UaviHon.y Domlnii It. K Totals 21 Totals 11 5 27 Halt -t'me WilminRton. 13-16. St. John's, N.Y.U., Win in Twin Bill NKW YORK. March 8 (A. P.) . Pulling awuy in the five minutes. New York University turned back City College. 56-46. at Madison Square Garden tonight to take a 16-14 lead in their basketball series after St. John's had defeated Brooklyn College, 55-42. in the final double-header of the regular season. A crowd of 15,861, which boosted the total attendance for 16 college double-headers to 250,524. Brooklyn St, Johns G. F F. P. O 4 a ia 2 I t I) 4 : 7 4 14 (1 0 rvler. f Hotrrteld. 3 2 S Krt.KrH. f K Wertm. t , 1 Summer. C 7 ;;utk4n, fz 0 . rniym. $ 7 Lerkln. S B ICobilmoli. R 7 Seluu'lder. f Kreiymiin, c KmirleT. c VVittlinn. g Mnw. a Cole, K 3 1 Toll. Ill 11 11 42 Aolul llii! Mime St. Jailins, 27-2... C. C. New York ti. K. 1 N. Y tr. v. !' 1 It 3 i;t l 3 l l I 5 II o 5 37 2 A O 2 Lauren r 0 O.ites.r 1 ehinonen.f 4 Hloek.f 2 KeUlman.f O Kaplan. I O Fishman.c O Kirovin.c '2 Laub.R 5 Trubowitz.g 4' 1 I MiinKlniiane.f 1 11 II O 0 .1 1 Hilel liin.f 8 4)lKtfiti.f A Walsh. c O Bram-n.e O (cordon,- 2 2 Tanembaurn.aT o 4 uravn.R 111 O'Brien, g 5 13 Totals 18 10 4fi Totals 21 14 ?6 Halftime New York I'niversity, 29-25. OtXicial Pa.1 Kennedy. JUtwak. a X4 - f RALLIES IN 2D HALF Co'ist Guard A, a half game from first place before the game, dominated the first half and had a wide 12-4 lead at the intermission. The Temple Unit, however, roared back in the final session and won out in the closing minutes. Coast Guard A Temple Med. (J. Jr. P. (J F. P. Sweeney, f Plourher.f Fet cuwin.c Joyce, a Kioert'lla.ff Mustue.K 4 19 Hengen.f 0 11 1 0 0 1 0 2 tisn.f 0 O O 1 1 MtKlimey.c 3 0 U 0 Kuli.irdB.K 4 19 1 M K.ivk.K 4 0b 2 O I Totals 3 l'l Totals 11 2 24 Half-time Coast Guard A, 12-4. Fiehter Wings Hahnemann Mcls G. F. P. G. F. P. tTrbnn f 4 2 10 Rmvney.f 5 4 11 Burk.f 3 (I t Miller, f 4 3 !) 2 32 Khnnlz.c 0 1 1 2 2 1 3 4 10 2 Sweiul'm'n.K 2 15 0 2 HusKev.c rs St ark. k O 2 liuUhuison.K 1 Totals 15 :tH Totals Halt-time Hahnemann Metis. 14 11 3'J 25-20. RODFORD WINS Rodford Ravens scored their second round victory In the Older Boys' Tourney last night, defeating Bears. '59-16, at 619 Catharine st. Jay Vees, led by Johnny Sucich, Northeast Catholic High star, defeated the 51st Ward Club, 26-19. Bears Roil ford Ravens P. 0 Kennedy, f 4fGtlle;e. f 3 Murphy.t 3 B.iiU'y.'c 3 Bovce, j 3 Ma honey, g O Kane.R o v G. F. P. 4 19 O O O 9 2 2 12 1 13 2 O 4 0 11 27 5 59 tv Vees G. F. P. 4 O 8 O U O 2 0 O Oil 2 15 O O O O O 0 4 0 8 12 2 26 Bavsmore.S Vine-. Hunter, f Arcm r c MrKenney.g Fuller, ll Jeff rev. s liiley.k Totals Slst Wittd Gallacher.f Hyland.f Ger'etmer.f M'Lau'lm.c Small. K C.Malai y,g Burns. g Mullin.' 5 ti IB Totals F. P H Sucich. f o o o o o o 1 O Applui.f 2 Taylor, f 2 Kane.c 4 Clark. K O Fitziatrk k 2 Callahan.g l t'oin.g F.Mtlark'y.g 1 o Totals 9 1 19 Totals LEND LEASE WINS Lend Lease Lassies defeated International Resistance Girls, of the Girls' Industrial League, 26-22, last night at the Fleisher Vocational School, 13th and Reed sts. I tit. Resistance ix-ml lx-ae I F. P F. P. Krurlien.f Weiltm.f JJlIlMMI,f Hausman.f Martmi.e Cnuntcji.K Jukai k.K Totals Hall-time- 3 0 Flood. 2 KerrlKan.t 0 2 Kozfic k.f 1 5 Stewart, u II It MeCnha.j? o O Covert, k n n 3 1J 0 s 1 7 o o n O 0 A 22 Totals 11 4 -ti -12-12 tie. Mosconi Leads Porvzi In Chicago Match CHICAGO, March 8 tU. P.). Willie Mosconi. of Toledo, tonight Champion Willie Mosconi, of Toledo, tonight held a commanding 741-to-558 lend over Andrew Pon7i. of Philadelphia, in their 1MK) point world championship pocket billiard mate it. fieds Set Precedent, Siqn M 15-Year-Old bchoolboy btar By WHITNEY MARTIN NEW YORK, March 8 (A. P.). The first impression in learning the Cincinnati Reds have a priority on 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall for June delivery is that the club is going in for baseball quiz kids, precocious lads who know all the answers, but Lee Allen, Red publicity man, assures us the signing of Pitcher Nuxhall was no publicity stunt. In fact, the man-power situation had nothing to do with it, Allen insists. The boy would have had his chance, war or no war, and the Reds just happened to bent a couple of other major league clubs to the punch. ' . YOUNGEST EVER SIGNED "To our knowledge Nuxhall is the youngest player ever sumed to a major league contract," Allen says. "Waite Hoyt was 16 when he left Erasmus High School to sit on the Giant bench back in 1916, and Mel Ott was the same age when he reported to John McGraw a decade later. "At the time of his signing War f. '.. .... . . ? J -s- J"ff J i 7' ( Zurita Defeats Angott in Upset HOLLYWOOD, March 8 (U. P.). Juan Zurita, giving away a pound and a half and working against 4-1 odds, tonight outfought Sammy Angott for 15 rounds to become the lightweight boxing champion of the world (NBA version) and the first Mexican-born fighter in history to take a major title. The crowd of 15,000 watching the upset grow from the second round, went wild, jamming the Gilmore Field outdoor ring and carrying the 133 4 -pound Mexico City battler out on their shoulders. Angott. much slower than in his last appearance under the lights here, was outfought all the way. Angott was broken up on the eve of taking his physical examination for Army induction, and with his title bout with New York Champion Bob Montgomery only three weeks away, it was a bitter defeat. What would happen to Angott's March 31 match with Montgomery was not certain. The upset was greater than ap peared in the official odds. Starting at 4-1. they grew to 7-1. with Zurita on the short end at ringtime. Mushy Callahan and the two other officials were unanimous in handing the decision to the challenger Though the margin never was large. it was conclusive. The United Press scorecard gave Zurita 12 rounds, Angott two and one split. Angott took only the first and eighth rounds and earned an even break in the ninth. . ELIZABETH. N. J. A. P.V Fretkiy Rukso. 13i)'i, Rahwav. wm dwlsion over Karl Mintz, 132 Va. Jetsey City 6i; Rmky (aziano. 151. New Ymk. outpointi-it Harry Garv. 159. New York. 6; Ofcenr Goode, lTo'i. Newark, liecisioned PFC James Polk. 173. Camp Kilmer 6: Pat Scanlon. New York, knocked out Al- tiert lireedvn. 133. Newark 2i: Kon-ners. 131). New York. knoekel out Chief Timberlake, 12.S. Brooklyn 3t; Chris AU-rmk. ir, British Merchant Navy, and Red Rossi, 150, Plainfielcl. drew (4i. Norh Branch Y Girls Win Swim The North Branch Y. M. C. A. girls' swimming team defeated Ab-ington Y, 50-16, in a dual meet last night at 1013 W. Lehigh ave. Judy Auritt, district A. A. TJ. brenstxtroke and freestyle queen, and Rita Wolpert were double winners for North Branch. 40-YAKD Kit KK STYLE 1. Hita Wol-rit. North timnrh : 2. Evelyn illh!ey. AfoiiiEton; 3. Jane Miller, ALiuiajtou. Tina. l:25.. imi-YARil BnKASTSTROKE 1. r ranees Arra. Nortll jirr-h: 'J., ltelen Kurlonis. Ntrtlh lirneh; 3. 1ot C"'itt. Atiintfton. Tmw -1 :2ti.3. 220-YARD FREESTYL.E1. Judy Auritt, North Braneh: 2. Jane Porter, Abtneiin; 3. June Olsen, North Branch, Time 2:MK,5. inn. VARD BACKSTROKE 1. Martorie Mi-oell. North Btaiv-h : 2. Kuik.nn, 3, Si-lma KMe. Aliiiu-tUui. Time 1 :2S. 4. HKI-VAKI) KKKKSTYI.K--I, Auritt: 2. Pialer; 3, Alice Ryan. North Brara-h. Time 1 111. VJO-YARD MEDLEY RELAY North Brnneh (Mitchell. Arra. Furtuiigj. Time 1:2S. lut-YAHD FREESTYLE RELAY North Brnneh (Jane Shock. Ana, Wolpert, Au-nit i Time 1 -1.1 .V LOW JioAlU IHV1NG--I. Woteii, lift S points: 2. Jean Habhesruer, Atimttton; 3, Coward. Aranrton. ren Giles, our gcnornl manager said: 'Nuxhall is a great prospect. We are not signing him because of the war situation." STARTED LIKE FELLER "The boy's background runs along the Feller pattern. His father was an old semi-pro player and raised the lad to play ball practically from the diaper stage. By the time he was nine ho was pitching on a knothole team, and he now has completed six seasons of knothole ball. Last year he tossed a pair of no-hitters and anot her of one-hitters. "The Reds had a tryout camp for young players nt Crosley Field last season and Nuxhall was one of the kkls to show up. Manager Bill Mc-Kechnie and others immediately impressed with his poise and general knowledge of pitching. He weighs 195 and stands 6 feet 3. "He made a trip to St. Louis with the Reds late last season and his signing was delayed only because Joe wanted to preserve, his amateur standing for the basketball season. War Worker lo Play Part First in B'iq Ky STAN BAUMGAKTNEIl Hal WaRner, Athletics first-string catchrr, will liccome the first part-time jilayer in the history of the major leagues during th 1944 season. Wagner, who Is a first class machinist in a local defense plant, rated 2-D in the draft, will play all home games with the Athletic and will make week-end trips to Washington and New York. His work Is such that he can make his shift, work his regular hours and not lose time by play- ing baseball. In case he does lose hours In rare cases he will be permitted to make them up by working extra time. WELL FORTIFIED Thus Connie Mack will be well fortified behind the plate for 77 home games. And at least 12 on the road. Frankie Hayes, who has been classified 4-F, will be Wagner's run ning mate. Wagner visited Shibe Park yester day and reported that he had gained 15 pounds. He is eager to catch and feels that he will be able to report at Frederick, Md., for at least two weekends of practice. La&t year he caught 111 games and batted .239. MAY SET PATTERN The decision of Wagner to play part time, may produce a revolutionary change in baseball during 1944. Many players, including such outstanding stars as Ray Mack, of Cleveland, who have signified their intention of giving up the simrt may decide to play home, games with their respective club if draft boards grant permission. PHILS SIGN THREE The signed contracts of three Phillies pitchers, all righthanders, arrived at the National League club office yesterday according to General Manager Herb Pennock. The contracts were from Dick Bar rett, veteran who resides in Philadelphia ; Charley Schanz, of Sacramento, Calif., and JuUs Hamokay, of Depew, N. Y. Hamokay. pitching in the Eastern League, won five and lost six games for Utica. SCHANZ IS RANGY Schanz. pitching for the San Diego Padres in jthe Pacific Coast League, won 17 and lost 18 games and had an earned run average of 3.23. Barrett, a formrr Philadelphia sandlotter who hurled under the name of Dick Oliver, saw service with Portland, of the Pacific Coast League and with the Cubs before the Phillies obtained him last sea son. EXPECT SCHANZ TO STAR Barrett won 10 and lost 13 games in 1943, but finished the season with an earned run average of 2.90. BAGBY TELLS STORY ATLANTA. Oa., March 8 CTJ. P.). Jim BuRby, Cleveland right hander, said tonight that he had written to Commissioner Judge K M. Landia asking that he be placed on the voluntary retired list and caid that he was "definitely not go ing to pitch this year." Bagby said that he had applied to the Merchant Marine for enlistment. He said that if the Mer chant Marine turns him down, he will continue work at Bell Bomber Plant. Marietta. On. Bagby, a 17-game winner ln 1942 43, said he was tired of being a goat" for the Cleveland Club. "I don't think I've been unrea sonable in my requests for a raise." GIANTS SIGN TITCIIER NEW YORK, March 8 (A. P.. The New York Oiants announced today they had signed Pitcher Walter Ockey, who recently received an Army medicaj discharge. Ockey, a right-handed thrower and batter, is 23 years old, nix feet tall, we is lis 175 pounds, and in 1941 won 13 games and lost seven with Milford, Del., in the Eastern Shore League. NEWSOME GETS CALL AHOSKIE, N. C, March 8 (A. P.) Dick Newsome, Boston Red Sox pitcher for the last three years, said today that his San Diego (Calif.) draft board had ordered him to re port. Mar. 13 for pre -induction examination. COSCARART SIGNS PITTSBURGH. March 8 (U. P.) Following receipt of a telegram from infielder Pete Coscarart, of Fscondido (Calif.) accepting his 1944 contract terms. President William E. Benswanger announced today that he has 23 Pirates signed. CARDS SIGN KEROWSKI READINO. Pa.. March 8 ( A. P.- Gerge "Whitey" Kurnwskl, third baseman of the St. Ixui Cardinals, said today he had come to terms for the 1944 season, presumably with an increase. Kurowski has a 4-F draft classification, due to a severe arm injury he suffered as a boy. BRAVES' WORKMAN SIGNS BOSTON. March 8 (A. P.). The Kilned contract of Outfielder Charles Workman of Warrem.burg, Mo., ws received today by the Boston Braves. SPINK GETS NEW TOST WICHITA. Kan., March 8 (U. P.). Publisher J. G. Taylor Spink, of the Sporting News, today was named global high commissioner for the National Baseball Congress, President Ray llumont announced. 3 YANK HURLERS SIGN NEW YORK, March 8 (U. P.). The Yankees yesterday announced the signing of .Pitchers Atley Donald, Floyd Bevens and Johnny Johnson. ROSS AGREES TO TERMS CHICAGO, March 8 (A. P.). Pitcher Lee Ross, 11-game winner for the White Sox last season, forwarded his signed contract to Vice President Harry Grabiner today. DAL1 T.SANDR O REJECTED READING. Pa.. March 8 (A. P.). Dominic JJallessandro, Chicago Cubn' outfielder, today was rejects! for military service and reclassified 4-F. He is married and the father of a three-year-old daughter. " REJECTED SECOND TIME LOS ANGELES. March 8 U. P.). Vernon Stephens, St. Louis Brown shortstop, today was rejected by Army doctors for the second time because of a bad knee. Wagner Time,- Leagues 11 Allen Breaks Own Records in Physical Tests First Lieutenant Edward B. Allen has set another new record in the Army Services Forces Dhysteal efficiency tests, accordrng to word yesterday from the public relations office of the Special Service at Lexington, Va. With a score of 695, the former University of Pennsylvania football. basketball and track athlete both, smashed his own previous record of 690 and came within five points of theoretical perfection in a 90-minut test held last Friday, under the cl- - rection of Major A. A. Esallnger. a former Stanford University athlete. FROM FLYING FAMILY Allen, direct descendant of the Revolutionary War's Fort Ticonde-roga hero, grandson of a pioneer as cension, balloonist and star member of a famous family troupe known as The Flying Aliens, achieved his new- record by concentrating on the 300-yard run, one of seven prime tests frequently given enlisted men and officers to determine their physical condition. A 185-foot javelin thrower on Law-son Robertson's Penn track team before joining the Army in 1941, Allen ran 300 yards 150 yards one way, 150 yards back in 36 seconds, a full second faster than he negotiated the distance in his record test of two months ago. At that time he was so far above standards in the six other events that in four cases last week it was not even necessary for him to duplicate his performances. HE SCORED POINTS Carrying a 195-pouiid man on his shoulders, he ran 100 yards in 16- seconds, as compared with his previ ous time of 0:18.5; performed 16 pull- ups compared with 18 previously, and 82 sit-ups, two less than before. He equaled earlier accomplUhrnents in doing 72 squat Jumps and 44 pushups. Although individual performances in the divers events have been excelled Allen himself has done better his all-around average represents the best that lias ever been made in the Army. Army officials say that th tests nre usually given recruits on entering service, given again after six weeks nnd again following a six-week period to "demonstrate th benefits of his training program to the individual." THEY KNOW VALUE According to Army figures, "the average improvement ranges from 20 to 200 percent, which is indication enough of the value of the Army Service Forces physical efficiency training program." Allen, 25, six feet one inch and 135 pounds, left Penn as a junior in 1941 after receiving Ail-American football honorable mention as a fullback. Trained in Oeorgia. he became a sergeant, then attended Officers' Candidate School in Florida, ultimately winning a commission ia the Air Force. Sports Results College BASKETBALL St. Jnkm' SS Brooklyn College 4J OklnluHTia A. M. 59 Okmulgee i.vr. H. 27 Y-iyiJi c. . !. . m iwnell 6J tuuaiptuin T. If. i Service PhiU. C. ti. 47 Lrtaifk ASTP 44 School BASKETBALL ... . OTHF.R liAMKI "'r. 3 Peldl 2T M. Leonard's A.. S3 .. Iutv of Iuirdra 14 itartlelt Jr. H.. 44 uraes. Jr. H. Z r. I. A. A. l-l.tV-Ot-tH 1HTKKT TWO Interne 7i ... ., Iil.. Twp. 37 lu lor jfeu ip. 3j IHMTUfCT PFVt.M SKMI FINAL Bemrr lull. 41 Kmtlt :) l.AUH H XtMI-r l.X At. dark rtO Uaakmunt 44 t lot NTV rHAMPIONHtrs AnrfiilMMi Wuorfraw IIUim a ler. fcauilrllle 3M C avmlen or. i GIRLS SWIMMING Baldwin SrhiM.I. 4 .. WeMUwa fcrbool 3 GIRLS' BASKETBALL Temple 4l Immrls.t 35 W. Hriuuli IMH ah . Ahlnnt.Mi VI A 14 Hi A.- lrtr 27. V llMittieton ttwaiUrw'trn tl Amateur ICE HOCKEY t tNTI RX I FAl.t r. t I'BIII Flrn. 4 rt, StAMIIM.II W. I.. .. Mr. i.. rn rah-n i u Hrauavlya i ,ute BASKETBALL m; MiiornKKs i t Mancene i Traoey A. A. M ,rl,l ;I4 , t Midler A. A. 3S 4rtin ,lr. SI ikhrtm Jr. 44 ( iimiiiiKliaiii :i!l aay A. C. ! KTAMUX.H . I.. l'-l. w TrK v m I ,.-7 I'unn-bam 4 ManirlH .711 llhM 3 J..r.l..ll 4 4 .ah ,,v..r Ulllila 4 i .oil ftiUlr a I-. t'rt ,! s ,? 7 Independent BASKETBALL KKttvirn 1.KAOI K TemiOe Mertirnl 1 nit 2. CHnrrf A ! Hahneoiann lec a . . ttsatrr Haoc M (Kxta-a im4) STXI)IC Temple M.I S .Hit F. WlaaM 12 .4n ' A. It 4 Ml V tara 5 XS Hahn'n A IX .Hi7 Matw. M 3 11 .144 TS2M. r. 11 S .(179 Sltinal C J17.HI5 C. i. B. K II .421 RUTS TtWBVEV HXlford RawiK M Bra 14 Jay et-n 2 . atitt Ward 19 OTUUl liaNm I'fiui Meaawleat M lirvuri ASTP 44 (.IKI.H liWlE l end l.rnne 2a, Inter, ReiMHra 21 Profejsional BASKETBALL lt-naUanre :tA $pla 33 ICE HOCKEY AMI IIK AN I KAI.I K Merltey 9 Cleveland 3 MTANHINfiS Kaxtera Division vT.I..T.IM. Hershey 2H J 5 7 n P'vld'ee Huffalu 2i H 2 jH Wenlera TUvNIon wj.r.fH. ('land :u Jl 1 3 F'bwrth I'apoUs 17 17 IS 3U W.L.T.Ptn. 10 35 5 23 W.L.T Pts 12 S3 ii 4

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