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/• •*--Detroit Tigers Climb on Top in A. L. Pennant Race LEADERS AWAIT THREE-GAME SERIES WITH • » NOW THIRD-PLACE NEW YORK YANKEES NEW YOHK, Sept. 18. (U.PJ—The roar of the Detroit Tigers was heard far and wide today as the hectic American League pennant race settled down to a tooth and toenail fight over the last two weeks. Out in front by a half game and generally accredited as the "team to beat," the Tigers completed their traveling for the season yesterday with a surprise twin victory over the Cleveland Indians and returned horns to await the arrival of the Mew York Yankees, who open a three game stand there tomorrow. The doubleheader victory came as a surprise because' it was authored by the Tiger third and fourth-siring pitchers and allowed the victory twins, Hal Newhouser with 26 triumphs, and Dizzy Trout, with 24, to rest up for the important Yankee series. Frank (Stubby) Overmire Pitched a six-hit, 7-2 win for Detroit In the first game and RuCus Gentry put the Bengals out in front a lial'f game ahead of the St. Louis Browns with a two-hitter in the nightcap. Overmire received ample and encouraging' batting support from the Tiger late.-season hitting ace, First Baneman Rudy York, who collected a triple, double and two singles in five appearances. Gentry's effort was nothing short of remarkable. He displayed plenty of stuff and had a no-hitter working until the ninth inning when he issued a single and double as he shut out the Tribe, 3-0. The Browns, who had opened the day's play in first place, maintained their position through the first game, beating the Chicago White Sox 5-1, but*ook an 8-2 beating in the finale to fall back into second. Nelson Potter recorded his sixteenth victory of the campaign in the opener and re- ceivgd able and timely hitting support including homers by Vern Stephens and Don Guttericlge. A throe-run seventh inning in the By GEN PERKINS United Press Staff Correspondent when the giant-killing Philadelphia Athletics defeated thorn twice, ii-4 and 2-1. The "A's", who started the Browns on their recent dlsasterous slump by taking three out of four on St. Louis' last eastern trip, made It three straight over the Yankees with the doubleheader triumph. Poetic justice was achieved in the first game when Larry Rosenthn), cast off by the Yanks earlier this season, pinch hit a ninth inning homer with a mate on the bases to provide the tying and winning runs off Ernie Bonham. Russ Christopher, who relieved starter Luke (Hot Potato) Hamlin in the seventh, was the winner. Don Black and Jittery Joe Berry collaborated on a six-hitter in the nightcap, with the former being credited with the win when Catcher Frank Hayes, who homered in the first game, singled the winning run across in the sixth. Walt Dubiel and Hank Borowy worked for the champions and allowed but four hits. Dubipl was the loser. The Boston Red Sox dropped to four full games off the puce when the Washington Senators came up with a six-run second inning and went on to win 7-6 in a single game. Alex Carrasquel was called in in the third inning to check a Boston rally one run short of a tie and received credit for the win. The slumping National League- leading 1 St. Louis Cardinals slumped further when they dropped two games to the Chicago Cubs for a record of 15 losses In thoir 20 games this month. Hank Wyse spaced nine hits in the opener for the first 2-1 victory as the Cubs handed Max Lanier, the league's ace' southpaw, his sixth straight setback. The second game, also 2-1, was Claude Pas- seau's thirteenth victory. Andy Pafko bit a two-run homer in the seventh. Philadelphia copped its fourth and fifth straight over the Xew York SPORTS flJahersfielb Californian Monday, September 18, 1944 — U. S. M. (' I'hntij Knini XEA Bl'I<I/S-EYE EVERY TIME —Angelo Bertelll carries uncanny ability in tossing forward passes to rugged marine finishing schools, is rewarded with a commission as second lieutenant. When the Notre T):nne field general fires a grenade or any other type of weapon, it's a safe bet that he'll throw the Jitps for a lo^.s. P. C. L TOP FOUR VIE IN PLAYOFFS By United Tress It will be the Los Angeles Angels versus the Portland Beavers, nnd the San Francisco Seals against tho Oakland Acorns, in the governors' cup post-season playoffs starting Wednesday, final, standings in the J!>44 Pacific Coast League showed today. Swim Results Arrive From Overseas BRUINS, TROJANS CLASH SATURDAY HOW THEY STAND r.\( irir (OAST I.K.U.I K Tallin - Wnii Lost TVt. I.OS AllKt'lts !l|l 70 .;,<.« I'miiani! v7 si 1 ..M;, n.-iklnnil ""!...!.!!".."_'.'.! si; v.: !:.nii Sfiiltl- M S.. .<'I7 lliill.v vvniiil x.: ti; ,.||il i s <i MIIII* nto f 7»; :i:; . (,".<i Sim iII.-K.i ::. >ji .in I Vl'sli'rihi> N KcMlll* I Kit MM. 1 u innings I S:IIT:IHI.-IIIM. ,;-:;; ii"llvw I, :',<•:. naklioi.l. ;,.|: ronl.iml. |.n. Mow SrrirH Klidcil l.os Ai.i:.•]!•>. ll Sratllo. •:. I iolf> \\ ooil I ; S:li I .1 liL'tilo, [!. llilkliinil. II. I'onlan.l. .. San J-'i ;nii (~ t -i>. ;.. .-an Ui-i;--. .':. lininrv M'<NliH'Mlii> Ntsht H.'o;lsl I'l.'IVoffs) Pol lUinl ;i! I.os Aim. |i.«. San Kiaiu-nii-o at < i.iUl.ui.l. AMKKir.VN I. K.AC IK TV am— Wnii I.nst By HIGH KLJXERTON, JR. N1-;W YORK, Sept. 18. UP) —Overseas sports roundup: Tho Allied swimming championships in Rome were held about a race | month ago but the results, as re| Inyed by Private Mickey Becket, for- j coast conference clash, after service By El) EMERY I'Miteil Press Staff Curl fspmulcnl SAX FRANCISCO, Sept. IS. Tile Pacific coast football season swings into full action this weekend, headlined by the ('Diversity of Southern California and University of California at Los Angeles Pacific Tlie regular season bowed out yes- | mer i'enn State diver, to Conch Bob teams served warnings on the col- tcrday, with Oakland crowding into j Calbraitb, have just reached this nightcap erased a 1-1 tie and paved i Giants, 1-0 and 5-4, while Pittsburgh the way for an easy triumph for veteran Sox hurler Joe Haynes. The New York Yankees, in first place on Saturday, dropped into third and Cincinnati split, the Pirates taking the opener, 7-1, and Cincinnati edging out a 2-1 decision in the 10-inning finale. BREAKING UP A BREAKUP—Don Johnson of Chicago Cubs leaps and gets ball away as Ralph Hodgin of White Sox throws body block going into second in attempt to break up double play. Sox won, 2-0. a last-minute third place tie with j department the Seals lo qualify for the lucrative playoffs. Winners of the best four out of seven-game series at Los Angeles and Oakland this week will clash next week in the grand finale. Los Angeles, pennant winners by a margin of 12 games over Portland, The Fifth Army legiate variety in early clashes that their star-studded lineups will be fell one game short of 100 wins, splitting a doublehender with the Seattle Kainiers, 2-6 and 4-.T, to sweep a ti-2 series that cost the Rainiers their place in the playoffs. Seattle's Carl Fischer and Los Angeles' Dan Osborn were the winning twirlers. Oakland made it. a 6-2 series win over Portland, Uanuel Salvo and Jack Lotz both chalking up their eighteenth victories of the year as the Acorns won a twill bill, 5-4 and 1-0. Portland barely finished second. The last-place San Diego Padres ended their season in good style by trimming San Francisco twice, 4-1 and 2-0, but finished one game behind Sacramento. Frankie Dasso twirled his twentieth win and Joe Wood, Jr., got a shut out as the Padres split the series, 4-4. Lou Yezelich's homer with one aboard won the nightcap in the final inning. Frank Kelleher's circuit clout with zone team, composed mainly of Japa- j hard In the running for gridiron nesp-l lawaiians and led by Halo liirose and Charlie Odn, won the meet and Becket says "it was as close as you'd ever want to come to an Olympics." . . . Besides assorted American G. I.s, the contestants included British, French, French-Moroccans, Palestinians and Yugoslav Partisans Climax of the three-day meet was a waterpolo "exhibition" between the North African champion soldier team and a team of Yugoslavs who had been pulled out of the front lines by Marshal Tito . . . Stars and Stripes reported: "N. A. D. won six goals to three, three torn headdresses and a couple of strangled screams." From Pacific Playboys the southwest Pacific, From the southwest Pacific, Cor poral Dick Chase, who used to write mostly about trotting horses, turns his attention to boxing to report: "I have seen some truly great Fijian boxers. The good fighters are tops and all are great showmen. They want to go to the United States after the war. Joesy Spiegel, former pro fighter, has the addresses and con. . ,. , . . ., ,. , , i tracts in case you know anyone who lywood a 6-4 win in the finale and a ; {a b . ., boxer/ . From what 4-3 series edge after Sacramento had won the opener, u-3. Solon Karl Por ter and Twlnk Ron Smith took mound honors. Carmen-Ann Wins Fifth Straight AGFA CALIENTE, Sept. 18. 38. (UP)—Winning her fifth straight victory in as many starts at the Agua Caliente truck, J. Elmore'.s mare, Carmen-Ann, galloped over the line a half-length in the lead to win the one-mile yesterday. Alsab handicap Roy Beagel's Barging Lady came in second with the, favored Atlantic City, owned by Mrs. Ruth Dority, close behind. A quiet evening at home / /? becomes a tttf/UiW occasion <^^^m^" —with delicious Bourbon de Luxe! A good book, a comfortable chair, and a bit of Bourbon de Luxe . . . there's luxury for you . . . quite within the rules of simplified living recommended for these times! To enjoy bourbon at its mellowest, ask for this whiskey, by its full name. we have heard, those Fijians, whether or not they can fight, could cause as great a sensation in the ring us one of those wrestling Angels. » No Fish in the Desert Tod Powell of the San Francisco Chronicle received this account of hunting In Iran's Khuristan desert from Captain Frank Ivolos, who regrets that there's no fishing- where there aren't any rivers: "When no fresh meat was to be had at our mess, we hunted gazelles on the table-flat desert (at 50 miles per gallon in a weapon carrier). It isn't a sporting hopes last spectacle. I had high winter of good duck shooting, as there is a dry lake bed near our hospital. With a borrowed shotgun from the air forcel bagged a few geese. There was hardly any water and no cover or blind. About 40 miles north of us, where Darius tramped with his army, I hunted grouse, doves and wild boar. The wild boars are Kuropean species— huge, 450 pounds for a full-grown animal. They are great destroyers of crops and the natives are happy when the Yanks come along and shoot them." Officials' Course to BeginaHC. C.. With the football season not too far away, a problem has arisen among the gridiron heads of our city because of the lack of football officials. In order to cope with this situation. George Williamson, Bakersficld High School coach, is beginning a class to teach men how to become officials, it was announced today. After finishing this course, the men who are best fitted will be chosen and given a chance to preside over high school fooball games. The classes will be held every Tuesday at 7 o'clock in room 112 of the junior college building. WAR IN CALIFORNIA? LOS ANGELES, Sept. IS. GP)— Lieutenant-Governor Frederick F. Houser predicts another more terrible war, fought at least partly in California, unless Japan is unconditionally conquered conflict. in the present glory. The University of Southern California and University of California at. Los Angeles cross-town gigantic, first of two scheduled this year under the conference round robin as last, will draw the biggest crowd Saturday at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Close behind it will be the traditional University of California- St. Mary's College clash at Berkeley. Other Saturday games will include University of Washington vs. Willamette University at Seattle, College of the Pacific vs. St. Mary's Navy Pre-Flight at. Stockton, and Whitman College vs. the Second Air Force at Boise. Alameda Coast Guard meets the Fleet City Bluejackets from Camp .Shoemaker, Calif., at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco Sunday in a top service clash, while the Fourth Air Force plays the San Diego Bombers in the border city. University of Nevada opens with Tonopah Army Air Field at Tonopah. University of Keillaiuls meets Cal- tech at Redlands Friday night, hoping to do better after a 67-0 trouncing administered by the Engineers Saturday. Fleet City's Bluejackt ts, winners by 7-(i over College of the Pacific the week before, ran into an even higher-powered service eleven Saturday, when the El Tovo Marines took a hard-fought, 13-7 victory. The Southern California Marine All-Stars, coached by Lieutenant- Colonel Dick Hanley, formerly of Northwestern, scored first on a 12- yard pass from Don Griffin, former Illinois star, to Bob Dove, former Notre Dame All-American end. A 60-yard drive climaxed by a 2- yard scoring plunge by Walter Clay, former Colorado back, gave the flying marines their second tally. Former T*. C. L. A. player, Chuck Fenenbock kicked tho extra point. Fleet City's Stanford Kramer recovered a fumble behind the goal for the navy score. Willamette University's Wildcats made it two straight over Whitman Missionaries at Salem, adding a 26-6 win to -their ].1-0 victory of the previous week. College of the Pacific defeated Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base with ease, 25-0. New York j Hosioii I riniiiiii-iptiiii I1 lit \ otiind r>r. ':, ', ( 'll tr:tno _ HI T ; Wjisliinylon till .S 1 St. Lulus. ,V--': ('in, aaii. 1 v rinl:i(i,.||.hia. :,-:'.: .\.-\v Yoik. 4-1. \^';lshlll^^oll. 7 : llostnn. li. j NATIONAL I.K.Uil'K I T.-iim-- Won J.,,.,( I St. Louis ill! .(.-, j ! 'il Islmr th XL' T.S < "inriiinal i 7!' tilt Nt?\v Ynfk f!:! 77 ] Hrooklyn :,» S L' ' I'hilHtli'lphin . .. T>7 M Huston f.7 S^ Vi'st<'nlu.v'n Kcsiills f'hicnso. I'-!'.- St. I.ouis. 1-1. Hiviliiti. .1^, lirookl.vn. 0-:t. I'hilailclphin, 7-.1; Xi'W Yoik. 0-). ruisliuruh. 7-1: <:iiu:innati, l-H (»f gnmu 10 inniiiK:-'. Rangers Swamp Rockets 56-22 By Associated Press Five thousand spectators in Portland's Multnomah Stadium saw point-a-minute play as Hollywood's Rangers swamped the Portland Rockets, 56-22, in the standout game of the new American Professional League Sunday. Merle Hapes, ex-Mississippi State player, and Ned Ma thews, former U. C. L. A. ball packer, sparked the Rangers to their fourth victory of the season, piling up 13 first downs and L'92 yards by rushing to no first downs and minus 9 yards for Portland on a wet field. Kenny Washington, U. C. L. A.'s great Negro player, came into his own again as he led the San Francisco Clippers to a 20-1S victory over the Wildcats at Los Angeles. Jack Mulkey, from Fresno State, scored two of the Clippers' toucftdowns. With two and one-half minutes to go, Coach Ed Storm booted a field goal from 9 yards out to give his San Diego Gunners a !(-7 victory over the Oakland Hornets, making their first appearance after two byes. f J Proof. Ken Wholesale Liqaor Co., EiclMive DUtribatori, Bakerifield, Ctllf. OPENING TODAY September 18 CoL onia 700 Union Avenue nn Under the Personal Management of BILL and ORLEAN BLAKLEY , • -•, FEATURING Chicken and Steak Dinners With Hot Rolls, Baked Potatoes, Homemade Pies Dining Room Open 11:30 A. M. to 1:30 A. M. Daily Short Orders From 7:00 A. M. to 11:00 P. M. CATERING TO A DISCRIMINATING PUBLIC Hunters Report on Areas Around City Hunters around tho Bakersl'ield area report taking many limits of doves on opening day and on weekends. No large flights were reported, but many birds are .still In the area, according to reports to the outing department of the National Automobile Club. Morning shoots have been best except around water holes in the evening. There Is plenty of feed for the birds and they are in excellent condition. Wnrm weather has kept the birds in this area latei than usual and hunting is expected to remain good until the weather be conies cool. Doves have come Intc the Hakerst'ield area from the north and the few hunters have not been enough to herd them into large flights. Reports on deer hunting prospects for the Bakers;ield area continue pood. Deer will be in excellent condition, reports state, and deer hunters are reminded to secure their deei tags early. Also, make reservations for pack stock. Good news for hunters is the plant ing of 2"iO pheasants in the Tula rive area. Birds are in excellent condi tion. The season opens Novembe L'G. Limits are 4 on opening day 2 on ol her days, and 10 for the sea son. Male birds only are to be shot Pheasant tags are required. Fishing continues the saine will streams low because of no summei rains. However, it is expected no loss will occur due to streams drying up. One near limit of trout was re ported being caught over the week end on the lower Wishon fork anc five near limits wore reported on the upper Kern. Small fish are also re ported around Camp Nelson area auc on Starvation creek in California Hoi Springs district. A half limit, al large fish, were reported caught above Johnsondale bridge on the Kern. Army Salvage Depot at Berkeley Burns BERKELEY, Sept. 18. (U.R>— The army salvage depot at Berkeley was in charred ruins today, following a three-alarm fire Saturday night which caused losses estimated at $200,000 and endangered nearby industrial buildings. The depot building, valued at $100,000, was owned by the Pacific Guano Company and contained blankets, clothes, life jackets and parachute silk which the army was storing or planning to sell. TIMBER!—Stan Musial of Cardinals swings five'bats en route to second Btralght National League butting championship. DENTAL PLATES THIN Uil LOOM at* h*ld firmly and comfortably in plot* wMiMOY -nvWu, alkaline, holding powder. TOXHJIIT nt Stretch Stadium the 1'iins will sop two ISo-ponnilprs, (JporRe Do7.ier ami Private Klliott Wt'ckhani, buttle it out in the main pvpnt. In the socontl main event John Sonney will meet Tony Davis In a bout which promises plenty of action. Preceding these two headline 1'ishts will be the semi-windup, matching Alex Carillo against .Toe Orosco, and the special event with Pat 51 art Inez meeting "Warren Boeder. In the order added bouts the contestants will lie .lack Woods and Rudofl'o Kignroa, Wally Muns and Jim Dnrant, Gabe Jiminez and Kay Harness, with I,H' Abner clashing: against Joe Palooka to raise the curtain on the thrill- packed evening. Eagles Down Lions n DF/FROIT, Sept. 18. <UR>— The Philadelphia Eagles today appeared a serious contender for the National Professional Football League title this season on the basis of their showings in exhibition games. The Eagles' driving line and hard charging backs spoiled the debut of the Detroit Lions here yesterday by completely outclassing them throughout the game to win the exhibition contest, -7-7, Scoring in every period, the Eagles displayed power, speed and deception as their grouuu offensive accounted for all four of their touchdowns. Mel Rleeker and Jack Banta, a pair of recruits from southern California, scored in the first and second period, respectively, on line plunges and Quarterback "Leroy Xlmmerman added both points from placement to give the Eagles a 14-0 margin' at the half. A 20-yard end run by Bleetier, following a blocked kick, added the third score and Al Sherman, who added the third conversion point, punched through center for a fourth- period touchdown. 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