Wilson Figures W in L e Deals Strengthened Club Filching,Seems Good EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is an oiher of a scries'of articles on the l,l£ league training camps. It dfnls with the Phillies. BV HARRY GRAYSON Sports Editor, NBA Service WINTER HAVEN. Fin., Mar. 2,'> —Jimmy Wilson profasses to believe that he Is like a fellow hiding In a dark alley with n big club, walng for Ihe town biiliv \< come along. . < ' ' •Heretofore, "We won't flnsl last," was considered an optlmls, tfc statement on the- part, of n manager of the Philadelphia Nationals, but Wlfcon isn't thai, type "I know other managers don't UUnk miich of our club, but I'm going io show them n dark horse with plenty of fool," says the raven-haired Wilson. "Deals have Improved an outfit that was tough to beat in the closing weeks of 1931 I've lo good pitchers. There arc harder-hiltlng Infielders than Johnny Verges anil Biondv Ryan, who came from the Giants In the Dick Bnrtell transaction, but I like their spirit" : The chest of Palsy O'Roiirke n litle red-faced Irish scout who spent his baseball life as a minor league Itifielder B ;id iimimgw 1 swells with pride ns Wilson speaks of his/pitchers. Wilson asserts lhat the purchase of Jim Blvin, Harry Otini- beit, and Orville Jorgens, all right handers, from Galveston last July Is going to make selection of r starting quartet anile a problem Galveslon was In fourlh place In the first half of Ihe Texas I eague season when Scout O'Roiir- ke recommended that they be bought. "Bivln, Gumbert, and Jorgeim will pitch Galveslon lo the championship In Ihe second half, iind win the pennant In the playott" OTiourko told Gerry Nugent, president of the Philadelphia club, ' and Wilson^-' : " This they did, nnd Galveston gave New Orleans of the South- cm Association quiie a battle be- foie bowing in the Dixie series. Bivln, Gumbert.--' nnd Jorgens stand C feet or -more. Bh'fit Is 24 years of age, Gumbert 21, and Jorgcns: 25. .•'•.. Bivln won 2G games for Oalves-' ton, Gumbert 19. and Jorgcns, who Is a brother of Arndt Jorgens the Yankee catcher, 14. Mighty Mound SlatT Inl addlilon lo this trio, the Phillies have Curt Davis, who bagged .19' games. In^hfe-mnjor league 1 bow'with a sei'cnlii-place nggre-- gation lost season; ShumiiV" Phil' Collins, who copped 13; Snipe Hanson, n southpaw coming Into 10s <b\yn; Ihe veteran Sylvester Jqhtjxpn; Joe Bowman, who showed .ilashos of fine form with'the Qlanls in 1934; 'Eucl , Moore, the Oklahoma Indian who has demon- started that. ,hc' can win, and Johnny Pezzullo, a left-hander who. .grabbed 16 games for Richmond and two for Nashville'lost' Mainstay of Phillies* Pitching Staff CUM, Davis ght-hander won Crated second, to Mul vcun as the oiilslandlng rookie hurler " " '"" " seventh nine of 1934. The big Big Firstsacker of Phils Bolt lo Match Strength and Roughness Againsl Burns' Leg Lock By Harry Grayson LAKKLAND, Pla., March 23.— Hounding lite bases with the Detroit, Tigers: Mickey Cochrane refuses to worry about a comparatively llght- lilttlng ontlleld when he hns In- flelders who drive In runs as fly- chasers arc supposed to. Mnry Owen was the only Delroli Infleider who hit In less than 100 runs In 1934, and he swatted 98 across the plate. . . . Seldom has any major league Infield equaled that performance. . . . Hank Greenberg accounted for 139 markers, Charley Geliringpr for 137, mid Bill Rogcll for 100. ... 'Hie Tigers hope to have Hie lasi laugh on Diw.y Dean In thi.> world scries next fnll. . . . They ctm'i} forgive him for laughing al Green- j buns nfler striking out the big first baseman In the final game I of lust autumn's - show. ... I Gromberg brought a group of his friends from Ihe Bronx to Broadway theater to see Dizzy ni Daffy Dean last October, only find T>h?.y still guying him fro the singe. . . . Gehrlnger is tl hottest fan following the Dctro Red Wings, of the National Hock ey League, but didn't have miic to get excited about timing tl season Just closed. . . . Cieorg Cohan regards nogell ns I) nost under-rated shortstop I raseball. .... Colrnn deserted th iants with the death of Jon McGraw, by the way. . . . H Inishes a theatrical tour In At anla, nnd plans to return to Ncv York with the Yankees. . . . Th 'igers consider Ray Ha'yworth tin rat second-string catcher in th injors. . . . 'Hie North Cnrollniu las acquired confidence unde 3ocl,rane. ... He is n splendic Igni-haml hilter against left-hand Itching. OUR BOMBING HOUSE JAT^BDAY^MARCK.^^^ % Alien* Benny slrpiigtli nolt will pit lils-'riiggMl nnd roiifhness against Cyclone Burns' leg lock In the feature malch on Monday nl«fn?s American Legion wrestling card at the armory. Both Bolt and, Burns have 'showed here several times and each hns shown considerable ability Bolt, however, is more Inclined to rough work than Burns "and hns nranngcrt (o be disqualified on one or two occasions. Burns employs a spectacular and unusual leg lock nnd has been the —. only mutinnn to use it-here with | wllo » jiny degree of success. BnrnsVabll- Predict will stage a ity to secure his favorite hold or ' ' catchers for pares Davis-.with V-vp land Alexander.' Lastr'seaso vis ' 1^ League so long. C P»S- neither was Ryan, who hit'"way C !.?XS- down the list. " 11 n.i- "|f j didn't believe Hint Wat- *r rs,s*K.^ x ?™rs »>M Todd, the giant of Troy, N. Y., ^^the^g^ent^th wu: nrk , ^ onT ?teVs" & son Todd. mnrh snncFht v»i, nut,.. I _^_ . ., .. ., . _ son Todd. much sought by Pittsburgh and other clubs during the winter, lilt .318 in 1934. Wilson has proved quite a David Harum since lotting command of the Phillies in 1933. Only three of the 32 athleles "assembled 'at ! this beautiful resort were Phillies' when Wilson assumed the management of the club. Only 10 were in camp a year ago. Jewish in tlie Perennial baseball doormats need Hols like Wfifon. Jtmmy the : Ace was a poor boy who made 'good • i™. - h , a , rd t Wft y- -Raised' In East Falls, the toughest section of Phil- ndelphia he either.had to remain in the house or fight. Jimmy went out He had to quit school and S) to work at an early age Wilson acquired winning wavs with the St. Louis Cardinals, and isnt content lo just go ilonrr ns manager of the Pnillies ™ T ^ 'I'll make this club make" me n good manager," he declares * * * . . ,„„ Satisfied With Swaps Wilson obtained all the better of the swap that brought First •Baseman Dolph Camllll and sent Don Hurst to the Cubs. Hurst is now In the minors. Jimmy also Is well satisfied with the barter that cost him shortstop pick Bartell and brought Vef- gez, Hyan, George Watkins and Pezzullo, • and cash from the Gl- 'J^Pj ndlcatcs that Ba ^ll Isnt.all he is cracked up to be ' "Those litlle fellows appear faster than they really are," Jimmy says of the Callfornian. • Barlell made my young second .baseman Lou Chiom look bad by rifling' Ue ball at him on double plays With all his .310 batting average Barte)! drove In only 37 runs In 146 games, or four less than . runners in the National League. "The .330 baiting averages Ethan Allen and Johnny Moore speak tor them, and I have promising extra hands In Eddie Boland and Morris Arnovlcli. ' youngster who hit .374 Northern League last season. "We were the only club that teat the Cardinals two games last September, and we beat the Giants out of the pennant by taking two games from Uiem In the closing week. "Philadelphia was a headache to the leaders then, and will be (i thumping one from the oulset Hits " season, Dolph Camnil jimmy W Hson, manage, of'lhc Phils loports this first sacktr has vindicated his judgment in the trade Mill the CuU last yeai in which he eschnneed Don Hurst for Dolph Is noiv In the minors, mute Cnmllll is playing great ball 1934, I wouldn't have taken him. Oeorge pressed in trying to please . do Davis, whom returned to lock Is uncanny,, usually coming out of a grip being applied by his opponent to trick the latter into •position'for the, hold lo j)c applies Belorc he realizes what lias happened. Once Burns gets '•'s_Rrip properly applied It means - 0 " l "'"yw' CTO ry time. In i ac t Raich Smith. Ihe Jackson, Tenn professor, has been the only wrest-' ; cr so far who has shown any Inclination lo dispute the matter onto Bm-ns secured his Rr jp and Ralph «ave It, up ns a bad Job after a few moments. There (s no doubt but that Bolt can take care of himself and no ... | do" 1 * but that he will deal out farmer, today; boasted the biggest ,"„" L"L''° Ueh ,, tl ; D(!Utnent - B " r «s —„— _,..,»_....;. _ nns shown a slight tendency to Hilt under the type of punishment hat Bolt revels in and whether he ran survive such treatment long enough (o lure Bolt inlo his pel hold remains to be •seen rn a preliminary rough' and ready Urn Chancy takes on' Bill Rush, nn unknown quantity and miallty. Chancy defeated Hoy Welch here recently after n very i poor showine against one so-called Black Scorpion. Whether he will be •on" or "ofT" lUondny niglu ti T matter of high conjecture I'.ilm for Bridges l''lruo Marburry is one of tlie wealthier ball .players. ... Mrs Elon' Hopsett says that her southpaw husband is not an Indian . Coach Cy Perkins, who t ninny a bum bowler in working' isao, games for' the AAAAAAAA's ivhile Connie Mack ivns conducting noble experiments rates little Tommy Bridges among the hurling greats. . . . schoolboy liowe stands 6 feet •!','. inches. . . .The Arkansan is an inch inller limn Oreeliberg. . . . Most oaseball men expect C/recnberg to battle Lou Oehrig of the Yankees for the long-distance hitting championship of both big wheels. . ., . You wouldn't know Vie Sor- •eH, the bespectacled right bander | whom Cochrane and his coaches neat come- Cochrane Is' banking Califoriiia Town ' ' COMPTON, Cal. (UP)—Comp :on once again became a frontier! town when the city celebrated its annual pioneer days fete recently. Burros and oxen plodded through the streets attended by men and women in costumes of pioneer days, in a parade nearly a mile -nd a half long. E, A. Speegle, 90-j-ear-old "For- ty-niner," lent a realistic touch to the celebration when he walked In the parade carrying u heavy miner's pack and gold panning outfit. Speegle crossed the plains in a covered wagon and arrived In Yuma, Ariz,, on Sept. 3 1849 Only one thing lent an incongruous note-the honking of automobile horns in a setting where once the coyote's howl was the only intruding sound on the gaiety and laughter of pioneer folk Claims Largest Samare , „ ^ (0p) K sausage stuffed in Wayne County. That double victory In u,o 1000-yard and one-mile cvenli' of Hie Knlghls of Columbus la- rtoor track meet la New York was just a breeze for Glenn Cunningham, Kmms niiler. .Ami: here Is one ot his ardent funs fanning over Ills achievement afler the meet.' 'She's Sally Itanrt—who else woiiM have & tan like' thai—and ! tliat's Cunnlnghaai hldtnj bo- : '- j I.onjr and Short of H SYRACUSE. N. Y., March 23- Thc shortest bowler lisled us- an entry in the American Bowlinir Congress now under way here Is J ,- 3 - f n , ri1 ' of Schenlcy. p a .. 4 Stan?« 1n gS ! V hela "" MS8 - W ' | -ant Ads. l back. heavily on Elden Auker, wlia'woii 15 games after making his first start In June. .... Mike also poinls lo the fnct that-Rowe was another,-who didn't get'Woing until .Tim** Incf concnn • . * ^.__ Ml June last season. General Crowder Is. the proprietor of a restaurant at .Winston'-Salem. . . . The Tigers • have': an''Wen tin BY HARRY GRAYSON Yankees will miss Babe Ruth particularly in the .early going. . The Babe .(lellvereif' not a few games and hit. .330 In :the first 75 engagements of 1934, -during which the Yanks twice took'the-Ameri- can League lead, and 'won 10 straight contests. . . . diet Morgan, the left-hand hitting outfielder who topped Texas League batsmen with .342, is a sweep hit- ler like Earl Averill of the 7n- Morgan is not nn diatis. extrn-ljnse hitter, however, and his , , fielding is questionable. . hit ns many ns 159 singles In He 40 doubles, 11 triples, and only 6 lime runs. ... For all his .342 average, he drove in only 87 runs • • . Cochrane intends to string ilong with Gerald Walker realizing that he will be quite an outfielder if he ever settles down. • • • All-nouiul Oosllns Ooose Gosliu believes that his 20-year-old brother, Jim, cventu- CHWAEN6IN& . A MATCH ."RAKE WfTW SOME HORSE HE IS-TiORROWNO FROM A PRtgND !-— -WE AVZ.E. . ON TrAE "RA AND I AM OFFERING SOfAE AAV CUSSE FRIENDS TWE CHAHC& OF -feUVINKh A PIECE OF MY BET uN\-/v\-.A^Ny OFVOJ BOYS WANT "A #50 SHARE? KNOWS HOUSES KE SAW THAT SNWV. USED-r 0 OWN LIVERY STA'BLfe / HE THW PLUdj AN SAID Tt-ToNLY THlNCb YT .COULD "RUM 'IS A HOOF- TEMPERATURE! WOULD A MAKER A"\ MOPlNCa ALONG, TOR AN KNOCKS ONCE-! lly will crash the big, show. . . . He pitches, plays third base, and does oulfielding chores in semi professional circles around : ioslin home at Salem, N. J. the , . . Pete Fox has n menial complex hat he cannot, hit well until June. . . The Evansville, Ind., athlete its around .210 until June 1, nnd bout .310 thereafter, with the re- ult that he wound up with a lark around the .285. ... Pox as rare judgment as a basenm- er, and there is no better right- elder on defense. .' . . Pitcher uke Hamlin will report late as IB result of breaking an arm in wo places in an automobile acci- No one seeius to know ent. _ -.ether it .was iris pitching Trm. - '. Pitcher Clyde 'natter, south- aw up from Louisville, is certain be dubbed "Mad." . . . j oe ulllvan, who won 25 games for he Hollywood Coasters, may rowd one of the holdover second ring. left-handers off the staff. . . Heinle Schuble is carried hiefly as a. clown and jockey. - . Francis Parker, a shortstop ecalled from, Beaumont, can 'field ke blazes,'-but hit only .249 In the e.xas League. Canadian Hotel Man Has Whistling Canarie: ^WAPELLA. Snsk. (UP) - John Cavazzan. Wapella hotel-keeper raises canaries, but lie's hot I content to let them sing their own sweet way. .The- hotel - business -is so bad that Cavazzan spends lib spare time leaching his canaries to whistle "Casey 'Jones," "O Canada:" and other 'luries.. It takes careful training for six months .to. teach a. canary lo iviiis- C ' , Ca ™ m ' 11 *"<!. If H can't, whistle by then, it never will learn JThe hotel man's method of teach- Poker is believed to be an adap- tion- of the Persian card came s nas." It entered this country •way of New Orleans, Where.it called "poque,", or "poker'.'; : R0XT latinee — rjriday, Saturday .and Sunday Only I Last Time Today IAT. &•-NIGHT—ibc •-! 25c Buck Jones 'in • ; The Fighting Code' Serial Sunday - Monday FARMERS BAliK & TRUST-CO; DVSUKANCE MPT. »'g -is to stand in front of the "-' cage and whistle one bar of wants to teach the he starts the second the tune h bird. Til en "-'i ..*, oini i^ nib seconu bar and. so it goes, until the bird finally masters the whole tun JRITZE Saturday Only MAT. & NIGHT—lOc - -2-ie Edmund Lowe and Victor McLaglen in 'UNDER PRESSURE' -• Cartoon ^ Seria]| SUNDMONffi MATINEE— ioc - 40V After- 5 P.' iW.—20e - 4(ic :• .' eONTINUQUS SHOWING STARTING AT.1:-I5'. Stage Sho^: after: each Piclure Program:. FOR LEASE Brick business building in best (Islrlct. ready for occupancy in May. Choice location. •'." G. G. Hione'jjv' WHAT SI WILL RTJY . TJilnk-3',tc a day-or SI a Month Pays for protection for the whole family! 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