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Newport News, Virginia
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Tuesday, March 20, 1945
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i) DAILY PRESS, NEWPORT NEWS, VA. Tuesday Morning, March 20, 1945 Sports Cards Open Training, Water Everywhere Cairo, 115, March 19. (IP) The world champion St. Louis Cardinals pitched their spring training camp today in surroundings more suited to sculling than baseball. The outfield of the practice diamond was under almost four feet of water and it appeared doubtful that the park would be usable for baseball during the two weeks the team will be In town. Club Secretary Leo Ward went scouting for enough dry land on which to hold batting and fielding practice but he mired in mud and returned gloomily to the hqtel. The stages of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers outside this walled city are 10 feet above the level of Cotter field and presence of water in the park was explained as seepage. Coach Mike Gonzales, who Is in charge pending arrival of Manager Billy Southworth, sent the first day squad of eight regulars and eight rookies through calisthenics drill only. Southworth had informed President Sam Breadon he would be delayed while completing some affairs of bis son. Major Billy Brooks Southworth, who was killed recently in an airplane crash in New York harbor. Among early arrivals, prospects for the infield shaped up best. First Baseman Ray Sanders, Second Base man Emil Verban, and Third Base man George Kurowski, all 1944 reg ulars, are here along with rookies, Al Schoendiest, and Glenn Craw ford. Schoendlest, International League batting champion and shortstop sen sation from Rochester, has been called a better prospect than Marty Marion was when "Mr. Shorstop came to the Cardinals. Marlon has not yet reported. Pitchers here are world series Star Blix Donnelly, just rejected by the army for the tenth time, Mas Lanier, Bud Byerly. and Bill Trotter from last year's staff; and Rookie Ken Burkhart. Jack Creel, Henry Koch, and Stan Parten-hclmer. Mort Cooper, ace righthander, came to terms today and will sign his contract Thursday then report at camp. Debs Garms is the only veteran outfielder on hand but Jim Mallory a rookie from Columbus is a good prospect. The catching staff Is still absent, with only Bob Keely, batting prac tice receiver last year, In camp. OFFICIAL-PIEDMONT LEAGUE SCHEDULE-1945 AT ROANOKE AT LYNCHBURG AT RICHMOND AT NEWPORT NEWS AT NORFOLK AT PORTSMOUTH ROANOKE READ THE Apr. 26-27 May 14-15-16-17 Jane Z4-25 July 4-4 Aug. 22-23 Sept. 1-2 May 27-28-29 June 26-27-28-29 July 28-29--30 I Aug. 14-15-16-17 May 7-8-9-10 June 8-9-10 July 14-15-16-17 Sept. 4-5-6 May 11-12-13' June 11-12-13-14 July 18-19-20 Aug. 18-19-20-21 May 24-25-26 June 30, July l-2-S July 31, Aug. 1-2-3 Sept. 7-8-9 LYNCHBURG Apr, 28-29 May 30-30-31, June 1 June 22-23 July 5-6 Aug. 4-5 Sept. 3-3 May 24-25-26 June 30, July l-2-3 DAILY PRESS May 11-13-13 June 11-12-13-14 July 18-19-20 Aug. 18-19-20-21 May 27-28-29 June 26-27-28-29 July 28-29-30 Aug. 14-15-16-17 May 7-8-9-10 June 8-9-10 July 14-15-16-17 Sept. 4-5-6 RICHMOND May 21-22-23 June 15-16-17M8 July 21-22-23 Aug. 6-7-8-9 May 18-19-20 June 5-6-7 July 10-11-12-13 Aug, 10-11-12-13 FOR THE Apr. 26-27 May 30-30-31, June June 22-23-24-25 Sept l-2-3-3 Apr. 30. May 1-2-3 June 2-3-4 July 7-8-9 Aug. 31 Sept 4-5-6 May 11-12-13 June 19-20-21 July 24-25-26-27 Aug. 18-19-20-21 NEWPORT NEWS Apr. 30, May 1-2-3 June 2-3-4 July 7-8-9 Aug. 28-29-30-31 May 4-5-6 June 19-20-21 July 24-25-26-27 Aug. 24-25-26-27 Apr. 28-29 May 14-15-16-17 July 4-4-5-6 Aug. 4-5 Aug. 22-23 May 18-19-20 LATEST AND w;"-,12 - Aug. 12M3 Sept 7-9 May 21-22-23 June 15-16-17-18 July 21-22-23 Aug. 6-7-8-9 a NORFOLK May 4-5-6 June 19-20-21 July 24-25-26-27 Aug. 24-25-26-27 May 21-22-23 June 15-16-17M8 July 21-22-23 Aug. 6-7-8-9 May 7-8-9-10 June 8-9-10 July 14-15-16-17 Aug. 28-29-30 May 24-25-26 June 30, July l,-2-3 July 31, Aug. 1-2-3 Aug. 10-11 Spet 8 Apr. 27-29 May 15-17-30 AM-31 BEST SPORTS Aug. 5-23 - Sept 1-3AM PORTSMOUTH May 18-19-20 June 5-6-7 July 10-11-12-13 Aug. 10-U-12M3 Apr, 30, May 1-2-3 June 2-3-4 July 7-8-9 Aug. 18-29-30-31 May 4-5-6 June 11-12-13-14 July 18-19-20 Aug. 24-25-26-27 May 27-28-29 June 26-27-28-29 July 28-29-30 Aug. 14-15-16-17 Apr. 26-28 May 14-16-30 PM June 1-22-24 July 4 PM-6 Aug. 4-22 Sept. 2-3 PM. NEWS Sunday Raff any Not To Compete With Haegg Friday Night Cleveland, March 19. (JP-Gunder Haegg, Swedish middle distance star, and Jimmy Rafferty of the New York A. O, winner of seven straight Indoor miles, won't continue their board track feud at the K. of C. games here Friday night. Rafferty withdrew from the meet today, explaining he was unable to secure a release from his Job because he would have to leave New York sometime Thursday. Haegg, who has trailed Rafferty In all three of their meetings, turned in his best time 4:14.5 in finishing 12 feet behind the New Yorker at Chicago 3aturday. His competition Friday will be provided by Rudy Sims of the New York Pioneer Club, Forest Efaw of Bainbridge Naval and Tommy Qulnn o fthe New York A. C. Haegg will arrive here by plane tomorrow afternoon h and plans daily outdoor workouts In one of the metropolitan parks. if"? .... I T?f wm " ' "r www mrvwwm ' I Cage Game Gains Greatly In Popularity In The Southland New York, March 19. P Despite the war, or, perhaps because of it, basketball Is booming In the Southern States, our secret operative reports. He is so secret we will give you nothing but his name, which is Sgt L. M. "Mickey- Mc-Connell, no wstatloned at New Orleans. "The top team In the south this season," he says, "is the Camp Claiborne club, which won the the Eighth Service command and Southern A.A.U. tournaments. The members of the squad range in height from 6-1 to 6-5, and have the speed and savy to make them potent in any competition. "The ace playmaker and scorer is Johnny Rayz of Kentucky U., but he received ample help from Billy Daniels of Oklahoma Aggies, Leland Huffman of Texas A. & M., Winnie 'Williams of Baylor and Claude Stoutmlre, a Florida prep-ster who will be quite a college prospect when he severs his service with Uncle Sam. "Incidentally, it was this Claiborne club which eliminated our transpor tation corps school five in both meets. Charlie Laclns, who had a freshman year at St. John's in Brooklyn, pitched in 24 points for our T. C. team. Most of our players come from small colleges, but have done right well for us. They Include Tom Cross of College of Puget Sound, Chuck Rednall of Santa Clara, Connie Downey of St. Vin cent's, Pa., Don Brownlee of Lehigh, Lou Bonder of Lasalle and Charlie Williams of Erskine. "Rasketbal should become a major sport in the south in the post-war period. The big handicap is lack of gymns, but a large field house is being planned for New Orleans as a living war memorial, and L.S.U. has announced it will build field house which will house 11 courts. That should be quite a layout "One of the top prep cagers in New Orleans is Larry Glbert's son, "Tooky " who rated all-citv hnnnr at Jesuit high school. He is only 17 ana a junior, but is 6 feet 2 in height now and mav be thin hpst athlete in the family. "Three members of the Transtw. tation Corps school team returned to the cage snort this Winter ftir tours of duty on foreign shores. Connie Downey played In all-na- uons competition in India, where United Nations troops did their dribbling and dunking outdoors. Chuck Dednall has been sweating off some of the lnsultatlnn h uh to combat the biting breezes of the Aleutians, and Norvln Baker, a product of the hotbed of basketball- Indiana is a veteran of the Cen tral Pacific circuit." End report Plan To Devalue Gold Dust Twins Makes Progress Charlotte, N. C, Maroh 19 (AT The Ooggln plan to devalue the "gold dust twins'' of golf was accepted in principle today by PGA officials here, but no changes In the distribution of prize money will be made during the current winter tour. President Ed Dudley of the Professional Golfers' association said after a huddle with Willie Goggon of White Plains, N. Y, spokesman for more than 30 petitioning pros, that beginning April 15, war bond prizes would be revised so that the higher scorers among the first 20 In each tournament would receive more. More than $200,000 in war bonds will be awarded in some 15 summer event now being arranged. Typhoon Books 5 Grid Loop Games Five conference games have been booked for Newport News high's gridders net fall. Athletic Director Julius Conn announces. October 27 Is an open date now, but Conn Is trying to get it filled. Alexander Park of Portsmouth, Fork Tnion Military Academy, and Augusta Military Academy are the newcomers to the Typhoon schedule. The schedule is as follows: September 22 Alexander Park, afternoon, here; September 28 A. M. A. here, night; October 12 or 13 Maury, there, night; October 20 Fork Union, here, night; October 27, open; November 2 Alexandria, there; November 10 Gran by, here; November 17 Hopewell, there; Thanksgiving Wilson, there. Indians Not To Have Baseball This Season Williamsborr, March 19. VP) R. N. (Rube) McCray, director of athletics at the College of William and Mary, announced today that the Indians will not sponsor a baseball team this season. Wartime depletion of students, graduation and departures have resulted in a lack of experienced material. Coach McCray said, thus necessitating dropping the port. However, the Braves will center their athletic energies on track. th nralnr ..lrf. the snort brlnr revived after ljit.; dormant since,! 1913. 1 Nelson To Stage 18-Hole Play-Off IDES neao With arlotte Open Ei CHARLOTTE, N. C, Maroh 19.- Closing with a fine four-un-der-par 68 in the last round, Byron Nelson deadlocked Sam Snead at 272 today in the finish of the 10,- 0J0 Charlotte open golf tourna ment Nelson scorchde the last nine of the Myers Park club course with a 33 to pull even with Snead, who led for 71 holes but bogled the land tor 70 today. The two will meet tomorrow in an 18-hole playoff, then- second of the winter tour. Snead defeated Nelson In 79 holes after they tied at Gulfport, Miss., last month. Snead blew his chances on the last two holes. On 17, an easy par five, Sam elected to use a one iron to keep away from an adjoining roadway that Is out of bounds. That lef him a full brassle to the green. He promptly hit that out of bounds but the ball bounced off a car and back into the course. Then he miss ed a pitch shot and, though he al most holed his chip, he hda to be satisfied with a par. On the nar thee 18th. he was short of the green and, trying to roll ud. barely reached the carpet. His 20-foot putt for a win missed by four inches. Nelson would have won but for a penalty on fourteen, where his drive caught a ditch that protrudes into the fairway. He still got a par on the par five and tn fact hadnf a single bogey alter he sixth hole. Snead at last got a par three on the No, 9, perhaps the toughest hole the pros have played in the winter swing, by chipping close to the pm, but the three bogeys he garnered there in the first round kept him from sewing up his fourth straight tournament triumph and his seventh since being discharged from the navy last fall. Harold (Jug) McSpaden, who was tied with Nelson two shots back of Snead after 54 holes, blew to a 77 and wound up in fifth place. dene Kunes of Hollywood, Fla.. closed with a 69 for 279 and third money. He left immediately after the tournament fro Philadelphia, where his 12-year old son is ill. Sam Byrd grabbed fourth money at 280 on a last round 71. Toney Penna of Dayton, Ohio, fired a 67, the best score today, for a 283 and sixth place. Snead and Nelson at 272 were three shots better than the score with which St. Dutch Harrison won the first Charlotte open last season. Harrison did not enter this year. TRAVEL CUT IN PIEDMONT Typhoon Track Team Should HBc Watched "Newport News high's track team will be the one to watch." savs veteran Coach Julie Conn in discussing the prospects of his cinder forces this year. Despite heavy losses to the armed forces, the Typhoon has been blessed with an array or talent, on both the track and on the field. Probably the greatest attraction to the fans will be big Hastings Hawk, record-breaking weight man. In the University of Virginia Indoor invitational meet held a few weeks ago, Hawk broke the meet's shot-put record. Also to be noted is the fact that Hawk tossed the weight 50 feet, 2 inches during a practice session two weeks ago, unofficially breaking the Saunders Stadium record. Not only does he excel in the shot-put event, but also In the javelin throw and the discus throw. Assisting in these events will oe John Pohl, Robert McNamara, Dick Forrest and Lou Taylor. Newcomer James Coley will Join veterans Jack Crawford and Eugene Johnson in the quarter mile run. "Dynamic" Frank Hopkins, El-roy Kersey, Emerson Woolard, Billy Gayle and the Rosenfeld twins. Albert and Fred, provide the talent for the century run. Missing from this event will be Calvin Bridge, now serving with the paratroopers. The same group will be featured In the 220 yard ' dash. Towering Dick Forrest, last year's mainstay la the half mile will return again to that capacity, ably assisted by Kent Miller and the Rosenfeld duo. Little Jimmy Williams, last sea son's surprise in the mile run, will be number 6he man for Conn in that category. Billy Wood and Kenneth Kea will also be fighting for the Gold and Blue along with Williams. Hurdling for NNHS wil Ibe Nelson Overton. Bobby Haskins and Jimmy Daniels. Hopkins and Daniels team up for the low hurdles. Getting back to the field events sees Manley Mesie, Joe Soils and Grey Stuart vicing for top honors In the high jump. The only entrees In the broad jump will be N-man Bobby Stortx and once again the Rosenfeld. CaDtain Theodore Theodorsen is due to leave for the Merchant Marine Academy . April 17, therefore limiting his services to the Maury meet, the team's initial outdoor settinir on ADril 7. Theodorsen is entered in the pole vaulting event with teammates Si Nelms and "Buboer" Illsh providing assistance Yes, the 1944 Tidewater Meet winners will be watched closely this season, not only by the cinder-fans, but by all opposition. , INVITATION TOURNEY St. John's, 34; Muhlenberg, 33. BOB WINNING PIPPY Orange. Va., March 19. (P) Bob a pointer owned by J. R. Perne, of Washington, D. C, captured first place in the puppy stakes, opening event of the annual two-day spring meeting of the Virginia Amateur Field Trial association. Norfolk, March 19. (;P) Piedmont League baseball clubs will open their season April 26 and will play 140 games before completing regular pla yon September 9, Rep. Ralph H. Daughton, circuit president, said here today in releasing the 1945 schedule. Each club in the loop will play 70 games on the road and 70 at home, President Daughton said. The schedule this season has been "tightened" considerably to cut travel between the six cities in the league as much as possible. Opening games will see Roanoke i meeting the Lynchburg Cardinals. I 1944 champions, in the Hill City; Richmond at Newport News, and Norfolk playing host to Portsmouth j in Tar Park. Holiday dates also have been ! arranged with a view to giving the , respective clubs a "break" before I home-town crowds. The July 4 j doubleheaders will see Richmond i entertaining Newport News: Roa- ! noke at Lynchburg, and Norfolk and Portsmouth dividing the holiday attractions the Tars playing at Cubville in the morning and Portsmouth crossing the Elizabeth river to Norfolk for the afternoon game. The Labor Day engagements, Monday, September 3, will see Lynchburg at Roanoke; Richmond at Newport News, and Norfolk and Portsmouth again splitting the dou ble date, the Tars playing at Portsmouth in the morning and returning to Norfolk to entertain the Cubs that afternoon. Closing games of the regular sea son will find Koanoke at Ports mouth; Lynchburg 'at Richmond and Newport News at Norfolk. All clubs, with the exception of Richmond, have completed managerial arrangements for the season. George Ferrell returns to the championship Cardinal team; Eddie Pop-owskl will be back at Roanoke and Jake Pitler returns to Newport News. Norfolk again will operate under the direction of Garland Braxton, while Portsmouth starts out under a new pilot, Ival Goodman, former major league player, who steps Into the shoes vacated by Bill Steinecke, now with the New York Yankees, and later, by Jimmy Foxx, who returns to Philadelphia this season. Depaul Trims W. Va., 76-52, In Cage Game New York, March 19. T) Top- seeded DePaul advanced to the semi-final round of the national Invitation basketball tournament tonight, defeating the University of West Virginia 76 to 52, with six-foot nine-Inch George Mikan scoring 33 points for a new season's high at Madison Square garden. In topping by six points the mark hung up by Bowling Green's Don Otten last Saturday agannst R.P.I., Mlkan poured 23 of his points through the hoop in the first half as the Blue Demons from Chicago took a 32-25 lead at the intermis sion. He added the remainder in the first 15 minutes of the final half before committing his fifth personal foul and leaving the game Many ISegins Football Training, Starting T Annapolis. Md .. Ma uncertainties." s uuuut me t system; and "other otJtJXZ Jklen proven stars from subject. 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