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Wednesday Afternoon, April 1, 1942 THE DATLT DEMOCRAT, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA FIVK Newsom Still May Paw Dirt of Ebbetts Field He Is One Guy Unneeded By Washington Club ORLANDO, W There still is least an outside chance that Buck Newsom all 222 pounds of him will be pawing the dirt of Brooklyn's Ebbets' field and "show-boa tin"' as only he can do for the fans of Flatbush this summer. That Is where big Buck should have been all these years, Instead of wasting his particular talents on the more sedate baseball centers of the American league. If there Is one thing the Washington Senators did not need it was another pitcher. They have been getting such exceptional pitching this spring both from their veterans and rookies that Manager Bucky Harris, a born pessimist, vaguely suspects it Is a frame-up of some sort. "Those kids could not have improved that much since last fall," he insists. He Couldn't Resist But "Old Fox" Clark Griffith simply could not resist the opportunity to grab Newsom virtually on his own terms. Detroit was in a spot. It could not sign Newsom and could not get waivers on him, either from Washing- j ton or St Louis. Buck, after a final vituperative talk with Gen eral "Manager Jack Zeller, had angrily stripped his r belongings from his Tiger locker at Lakeland and was on his way home to Carolinaor somewhere, so Zeller had to take what he could get. And now, if things move along logically and no hitch develops, then should come the next move Newsom's trade to the .St Louis Browns for a couple of players, perhaps third baseman Harland Clift and a utility infielder. The Senators are in sore need of both. Harris, his club practically wrecked when Cecil Travis and Buddy Lewis went into the service, has been reduced to the desperate expedient of trytnfc to make a third baseman out of Roberto Estalella, the Cuban outfielder who is built like a barrel. And to make matters even worse, Roberto right now is down with the mumps. Browns May Sell ' When, and if. that deal goes through, the Browns presumably will be free to sell big Buck (the object of all this phenagling) to Brooklyn for $40,000 and a player. The Dodgers' offer, made originally to Detroit, is understood still to stand. Buck probably would be worth every cent of it, too. He would fit in beautifully on the staff of the National league champs, taking his turn between Whit Wyatt and Kirby Higbe. The only thing the experts have felt the Dodgers might need to stand off the St Louis Cardinals, is a so-called "third pitcher" one capable of winning. say, 15 games while Wyatt and Higbe bear the brunt. If Buck should return to his 1940 form, when he won 21 and lost 5, it In offices, factorie$r shipyards and workshops, the trochee with ice-cold sunny side of things. to refreshment without refreshed, you do more OTTIEO UNDER TALLAHASSEE "Hale America" Golf Tourney Is Slated Here The capital city's first "hale America" - golf tournament Is scheduled to be played here Sunday, April 12. Players will be divided into flights of eight. Match play will begin promptly at 11 a m. Prizes will be defense stamps for the winner, runner-up and consolation of each flight. Small entrance fees will be required. Entries may be sent to Everett Nelson, pro at the Tallahassee golf course. Sports Shorts NEW YORK. W The navy relief fund is $3,701.49 richer today as a result of the all-star track meet last Wednesday night. INDIANAPOLIS, Harry Gelsel, Dean of American league umpires, is a candidate for the republican nomination for sheriff of Marion county (Indianapolis) and will make a brief campaign before leaving for his 18th season of umpiring. The incumbent dem ocratic sheriff, Al Peeney, form er Notre Dame football star, has not announced his political in tentions. SAN FRANCISCO, VP) Braving war time restrictions, organized baseball takes Its first step of the 1942 season tomorrow the opening of the Pacific coast league season. 1 ' Military officials are standing pat on, their 5,000 crowd limitation, but temporarily have approved night games. Games may be cancelled at any time without notice. The Seattle Rainiers, defending would, of course, be murder on the rest of the National league. Meanwhile, the Senators' prospects are not materially improved by Newsom's acquisition. They have a couple of the best In Dutch Leonard and Sidney Hudson, and they have come up with a brace of rookies named Hardin Cathey and Phil McCullough who look so good Manager Harris won't believe it. But they still haven't enough hitting to pull them out of the second division. The only player who looks like he might provide a little power is Jim Vernon at first base. He hit .229 his first season and looks improved. Neither Frank Crouch-er on second nor Bob Repass at short has proved he can hit big league pitching, and the three regular outfielders George Case, Bruce Campbell and Stan Spence banged the ball for a combined average of about .260 last season. That ain't good. Coca - Cola is a pleasant moment on the l:: ;;v?j2S- ,.. This welcome drink is the way to turn turning from work. When work and belter work. r AUTHORITY Of THE COCA-COIA COMPANY f YOU COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY READ Albany Americus Cordele Dothan Moultrie Tallahassee Valdosta Waycross DENOTES SUNDAY GAMES. ALL-STAR GAME AT ALBANY SUNDAY, JULY 19th NORTH-SOUTH GAME MONDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 10, IN WAYCROSS. champions, Sacramento and Los Angeles are doped to make the race a three-way affair. FORT WORTH, Tex, VP) A goal a minute In hockey would be a freak but the Fort Worth Rangers didn't miss it far. With little more than six minutes remaining in their game with Kansas City last night in the AHA playoffs the Rangers poured four goals through the nets. The effort was in vain. They lost the game, 6 to 7. MEMPHIS, VP) Tommy Mason. Commercial Appeal copy boy. stopped by the newspaper's sports desk and said, "by the way, somebody said I ought to tell you. I made a hole-in-one." Tommy, who's played golf three times, didn't know the kind of club he used. Asked if he made the course' In par, Tommy want ed to know what par meant. MIAMI, VP) Jockey Eddie . Ar- caro, winner of the $25,000 Fla mingo and the $50,000 Widener stakes here this winter, turned his attention to angling yesterday and entered a 3-pound, 10-ounce trout in the plug-casting division of the $10,000 metropolitan Miami fishing tournament. MIAMI, VP) Trainer Bert pause that t you work - f. mmmm OFFICIAL GEORGIA-FLORIDA LEAGUE In In - In In In In I In Albany Americus Cordele Dothan Moultrie Tallahassee ' Valdosta Mayl0-20-21 May 5-28-29 May 4-30-31 April 30 May 7-24-25 May 12-13 June 19-20 June 27-28 June 29-30 June 5-6 June 23-24 June 10-11-12 COMPLETE July 4-11-12 July 27-28 July 29-30 July 6-22 July 23-24 ' July 9-10 August 18 August 25-26 August 27-28 August 4-5 August 21-22 August 8-9 September 1-3 May 3 April 30 May 8 May 2-14-15 May 11 May 6-16-17 June 3-4-9 May 22-23 June 7-8 June 13 June 1-2 June 15-16 July 3-4 SPORTS June 21-22 - July 7-8 July 13-14-28 July 1-2-31 July 15-16 August 2-3-31 July 21-22 August 6-7 August 12-13 August 1-29-30 August 14-15 k August 19-20 September 3-4 ' " - May 11-14-15 April 29 May 7-18-19 May 8-20-21 May 6-26-27 May 9-24-25 June 13-14 ' June 5-6 June 17-18 June 4-19-20 June 25-26 June 23-24 July 13-14 July 5-6 -NEWS July 17-18 July 4-11 July 25-26 July 23-24 August 12-13 August 4-5 August 16-17 August 18 August 23-24 August 21-22 September 1-2 ' ' "" " ' ' May 9-16-17 May l-24-25 May 2 May 6-26-27 April 30 May 10 June 15-16 June 23-24 June 1-2 June 12-25-28 May 20-21 June 5-6 July 15-16 July 23-24 July 1-2-31 IN July 9-25 June 19-20 July 5-6 August 14-15 August. 21-22 August 1-29-30 ' August 24 July 4-11-12 August 4-5 August 18 September 1-2 April 29 May 9-28-29 May 3 May 12-13 May 10-17-31 May 1 May 22-23 June 14-27-28 June 3-9 June 10-11 ,--x- June 15-16 June 1-2 June 21-22 July 27 July 3-4-12 July 10-26 THE July 15-16 July 1-2 July 5 -21 August 25-26 August 2-3-31 August 8-9 -23 August 14-15 August 1-16 , August 19-20 - , . . .. ,- ' """ : August 29-30 May 1 May 4-18-19 May 12-13 April 29 May 5-16-30 May 3-28-29 June 7-8 June 17-18 June 10-11-12 June 3-4-9 June 29-30 June 27-28 July 7-8 July 17-18 July 9-10 July 3-4 July 29-30 DAILY July 27-28 August 6-7 August 16-17 August 8-9 August 2-3-31 August 27-28 August 25-26 September 3-4 ' May 2-26-27 May 7-30-31 May 4 May 5-22-23 May 11-18-19 May 8-14-15 June 25-26 June 29-30 June 7-8 June 21-22 June 17-18 June 13-14 ,T-, r July 25-26 July 29-30 July 7-8 July 21-22 July 17-18-31 July 13-14 NEWS- August 23-24 August 27-28 August 6-7 . August 19-20 August 17 August 12-13 September 3-4 ; -; May 6' May 12-13 May 10-17-31 May 3-28 May 4-25 May 2 April 30 Junel June 10-11-12 June 15-16 June 14-27-28 June 23-24 June 5-6-21 May 20-21 July 1-2-31 July 9-26 July 15-16 July 27-28 July 23-24 July 5 June 19 August 1-16 August 9-23 August 14-15 August 25-26 August 11-21-22 August 4-5 July 4-11-12 August 29-30 I September 1-2 August 2-18 Hank Greenberg Will Play Today ORLANDO, (IP) Sgt Hank Greenberg, the army's top former major league baseball star, took over his old first base assignment for the Orlando army air base nine in its game today with the Washington Senators. Proceeds from the exhibition game will go to the air base's athletic fund. Greenberg will come from Tampa for the game. Nick Altrock, the Senators' clowning coach who has been on the sidelines since the winter of 1941 with an ankle injury, prom ised to resume his role today. Only about 150 miles of high way in Alaska are classed as au tomobile road, according to an automobile association. . Pomeroy protested vigorously when Tropical Park stewards re fused him permission to scratch Homeward Bound from the Nor mandy Isles purse. ' "He floesn't like the track and probably will finish last," said Pomeroy. But the trainer underestimated his horse. Homeward Bound snatched a hairline , vie tory his first of the winter. iTUSt I tS (JUQUty s V if Training Camp Briefs (By The Associated PTess) ALEXANDRIA, La The Cleve land Indians picked veterans Al Milnar and Mel Harder to con tinue the club's mastery over the New York Giants today but much of the team's interest was centered on outfielder Jeff Heath. He clouted home runs in the sixth and ninth innings yesterday to keep abreast the national leaguers single handed until Manager Lou Boudeau and Pitcher Clint Brown combined for a tenth inning run and a 3 to 2 victory. ST PETERSBURG Ordinarily Manager Billy Southworth of the light hitting St Louis Cardinals would be elated over the 21 base hits that rattled off Cardinals bats yesterday, but the outburst came in an intrasquad game after the club's contest with the Boston Red Sox at Sarasota was cancelled because of weather conditions. LOS ANGELES Connie Mack's spring crop of grief, the veteran manager's record harvest, was augmented today when Mike Kreevich reported he would be unable to throw a ball for at least two weeks. A torn shoulder tendon. which has troubled him since the start of the training season, may keep the stubby defensive ace out of the Philadelphia A's opening league game. DELAND George Caster, vet eran righ hander, is slated to make his first appearance of the exhibition campaign today when the St Louis Browns oppose the Philadelphia Nationals. Rookie Southpaw Stan Ferens also is scheduled to take a turn against the Phils. ORLANDO Bruce Campbell, Washington Senator right fielder. has replaced Mickey Vernon in the clean-up spot on the team's batting order. During his debut in the place of honor, however, he got only one for four yesterday against the Cincinnati Reds. DAYTONA BEACH You can't convince Phil Rizzuto, midget shortstop of the New York Yan kees, that 13 isn't an unlucky number. He participated in four double killings against the Brook lyn Dodgers yesterday and had eight assists and five putouts for the day. He erred only on his thirteenth chance. WEST PALM BEACH The Philadelphia Phils go into Vir ginia next week with a record of beating every minor league team they met in Florida this spring. They ; assured themselves of this distinction yesterday by downing Rochester, of the International circuit, 5 to 4, in 13 innings. EL CENTRO, Calif Five straight exhibition game lickings by the Pittsburgh Pirates and the knowledge that his Chicago White Sox must play the Pirates again today didn't keep Manager Jim Dykes ' from announcing that Johnny Rigney will : hurl the American league opener for the Sox. ' DAYTONA BEACH Billy Sul livan, catcher recsntly acquired from the Detroit Tigers, started SCHEDULE FOR 1942 PGA TOURNEY IS SCHEDULED Will Vic Be There?" Is First Question Asked ASHEVILLE. N C, W There was general jubilation among the men who make up the National PGA tournament when they got word today that the national classic would be held this year at Atlantic City and the first word among most of the professionals was "will Vic be there?" ? Vic is Victor Ghezzi, the tall and handsome pro who won the PGA championship last year at Cherry Hills in a thrilling finals match with defending champion Byron Nelson. Ghezzi is exceptionally popular with his fellow club swingers in a sport that is famed for its good fellowship. Now he is in there pitching for Uncle Sam. It is Private Victor Ghezzi, Fort Monmouth, N J. Port Monmouth is only a few counties away from the Sea view club where the PGA meet will be held May 25-30 and all the pros hope Ghezzi will be able to get a furlough for the week-long match play tournament. Tournament Manager Freddie Corcoran said he was not sure whether Ghezzi would be able to get away. Ghezzi told Corcoran last night that he hadn't been playing much golf but that he was in great shape. "I'm praying I'll be able to de fend the championship this year,' Ghezzi reported. his first game behind the plate for the Brooklyn Dodgers yesterday and lasted only three innings be fore he was forcsd to retire with an injured finger. SANFORD The Boston Braves' game today with the Brooklyn B team was cancelled by "mutual consent, officials of the Boston club announced. They said that Larry MacPhail, president of the Dodgers, had patched up the Brooklyn B lineup with players from the Montreal club In a similar engagement several days ago and they did not want a second helping of that today. TUCSON, Ariz Although the Chicago cubs have won only seven of their 18 spring varsity contests. Manager Jimmy Wilson declares "we are a lot better over last year. We have two catchers now with big league experience and are stronger all around. And we will get going." Yesterday the Cubs ' whipped the Philadelphia A's 15 to 4. LAKELAND The release of four players t Beaumont of the Texas league brings the Detroit Tiger squad to within one man of the number to be brought north next week. Manager Del Baker says that either Bob Patrick or Ned Harris, both outfielders, will be assigned to Buffalo. ATLANTA Heber Newsome and Yank Terry have the pitch ing job for the Boston Red Sox against the Atlanta Southern Association club today. The Boston-ians leave Florida with the poorest Grapefruit league record in recent years but all players are in good condition- In Waycross May 8-18-19 June 2-17-18 July 17-18 August 17 May 5-26-27 June 25-26 July 10-25 August 8-24 May 1-16-30 June 29-30 July 29-30 August 27-28 May 11-14-15 May 29 June 13 July 13-14 August 12-13 May 7 June 8 July 7-8-20 August 6-7 September 3-4 May '9-22-23 June 22 July 6-21-22 August 19-20 April 29 June 3-4 June 9-20 July 3-4 August 3-31 DEMOCRAT Smokies Meet Beaumont Here The Knoxville Smokies were scheduled to meet the Beaumont nine of the Texas league here this afternoon at 2:30. . Dick Wakefield, sensational University'" of Michigan outfielder who received more than $50,000 to sign with Detroit, was expected to be in the lineup with Bsaumont. He was farmed to Beaumont for further seasoning. Angle and Hall were expected to get the hurling assignment for the Smokies. - Tomorrow the Smokies play Beaumont again. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON, JR Wide World Sports Columnist NEW YORK The Yale com mittee apparently is still busy trying to find a satisfactory foot ball coach who is looking for a new haven . , . Latest report is that Jess Neely of Rice, who has been visiting around his old South Carolina hangouts, slipped away for a conference with the Yales . . . The New York commission's decision on the Louis-Simon short count is about as easy to understand as the double talk local scribes accuse General Phelan of using . . . Seems when Eddie Joseph counted 10 it was all over but ' the shouting . Out at French Lick Springs, Ind, they've discovered the solution of the cad dy problem. Frank "Pop" Coombs, who took up a bag-toting at the age of 79, is 85 now and is training for the midwest amateur next month. Short Sport Story Coach Ray Ride ot Case is out with the first football "hard luck" tale of 1942 . . . Bob Callag-han, varsity end, played all through last season without doing any damage to an old shoulder injury. ' The other day he hurt It in a bridge game and will be out for good . . . Seems another card player leaned on Bob's shoulder, in rising from his chair and something slipped out of place. Sportpourri The Senators hardly had written in Bobo Newsom's name on their roster before the baseball scribes started trading him off to other clubs . . . One story is that he'll go to the Browns, another is that the Dodgers will get him. At least, they're sure Clark Griffith has been trying to pry an infielder loose from Brooklyn. . . . Bill Terry and Branch Rickey had a confab at Jacksonville, Fla. Monday, reviving the story that NOW is the time to PAINT-UP See ROCCO for Quality Paints 18 Months to Pay ROCCO PIPE & SUPPLY COMPANY End of S. Monroe St. Phone 1694 CAPS TO PLAY 126 CONTESTS, 63 INCAP1TAL All-Star Game Slated In Albany, North-South In Waycross The official .Georgia-Florida league schedule, released last night, shows that Tallahassee will play 126 games tills season. Slated here are 11 Sunday games and a total of 63 home games are scheduled for Centennial field. At Albany on Sunday, July 19, an all-star league game will b3 played and the North-South game will be played in Waycross Aug 10. . The Caps will begin work for the season April 12 with two of last year's veterans already lined-up. Several rookies are also scheduled to report. Manager Wilbur Goode is negotiating for several other players and said he expects to hear from them soon. From Orlando's noted baseball school, two prospects are expected to come here to play with the Caps. , Smokie officials have indicated the Caps may get one or two players now training with them. . Goode has toured the Florida grapefruit league the last two weeks and says that in spite of the war's demands, there will be more than enough players to fill out the roster. Directors of the club have indicated there is plenty of equipment and that local fans will see a well-groomed team. BETTINA SEEKS CRACK AT JOE Decision Over Dorazio Sets Up Southpaw By TED METER PHILADELPHIA. VP) Melio Bettina, former lightheavy weight champion, ha started a campaign he hopes will earn him a crack at Joe Louis' heavyweight crown sometime this summer. The Beacon, N Y, southpaw, who fights Booker Beckwith in Chicago on April 10, took a big stride in the right direction last night by gaining a unanimous 10-round , decision oyer Philadelphia's Gus Dorazio in a savage give-and-take scrap before 7,000 paying customers at the arena. Bettina's whirlwind finish in the final round, during which he cuffed Dorazio groggy, won him the decision. Until the 10th Dorazio, a 3 to 1 underdog, virtually was on even terms and had a splendid opportunity to score a major upset. In the sixth Dorazio. who at 190 held a five-pound weight advantage, had Bettina on the verge of a knockout after landing a terrific right hand punch to the head. But Bettina saved himself by staggering into a clinch. At the end it was Gus who was in trouble, not Melio. It was Bettina's 10th straight victory as a heavyweight since he lost his lightheavy crown. If he beats Beckwith, promoter Herman Taylor said he plans to match him with either Max Baer or Lou Nova in an out-doors bout here in May.. ,. ''v;--"v"v. "Technically speaking." de clared Bettina's manager, Jimmy Grippo. "My boy has won 29 straight bouts with heavyweights. Before losing his lightheavy- weight title at Cleveland, when he had to shed 15 pounds, he had won 19 matches with heavyweights. Since losing his title he now has won 10 in a row." of- the Cards will get Johnny Mize back from the Giants and then peddle him to the Yanks at reduced rates . . . Jimmy Carollo, the heavyweight who had golden gloves fans excited, will pass up the national AAU boxing championships at Boston and will turn pro after a few more fights hereabouts. Today's Guest Star Art E d s o n, Oklahoma' City Times: "Stan Musial, St Louis Cardinal outfielder, has been tabbed 'rookie of the year' by tab- loving baseball writers. Musial should't be too impressed, for last year's rookie of the year Lou Novi-koff, turned out to be a howling succes.? at Milwaukee."

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