The Jackson Sun from Jackson, Tennessee on September 9, 1940 · 8
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Monday, September 9, 1940
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PAGE EIGHT Tune In WTJS THE JACKSON SUN Want Ads 1106 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1940 Kitty Leaguie Playoff Will Start Tonight at Lakeview Park Clean Bffl Of Health Given To Clubs By Judge Landis; - - .... T ' ; Reist, Martin, To Aid Generals , y v ; A triumphant trio from the camp of the Generals returned today from Chicago, carrying a clean bill of health from Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis after a hearing on charges of discrimination against Owensboro in the Kitty League's second-half race. With that matter out of the way. they were ready for tonight's Lakeview opening of the league playoff, matching the Generals with Bowling Green. The charges, reportedly made by Owensboro, resulted in a called conference at- which representatives from the Jackson, Hopkins-ville. Bowling Green and Owensboro clubs appeared before baseball's high commissioner. President Ben F. Howard of the Kitty League was also present. Manager Mickey O'Neil told The Jackson Sun in a telephone call from Chicago yesterday afternoon that Landis "dismiss the whole case and made .so-and-so fools of them" the "them" referring to whoever brought the charges. The charges set forth, it was understood, that Jackson and Hopkins ville had favored Bowling Green in the race by using outfielders on the mound against the Barons. Present at the conference from Jackson were Mickey O'Neil, President. Hartle Gilland, and Harry Williams, one of the two Jackson players involved in the charges. The other, Al Cuozzo. was unable to go because of an infected ankle. The Associated Press reported from Chicago that Landis declared following the conference: "There was some talk that the Hopklnsville, Ky and Jackson Temw teams did not put out their best against Bowling Green, but after hearing details of the case from the clnbs, I am not going to interfere at all. There is no ground for action by my office and the matter is closed as far as I am concerned." Although original reports declared Hugh Wise and J. C. Miller, president of the Owensboro club, had made the charges, official verification of the fact was not forthcoming. President Howard said Miller informed him his club had made no accusations. . However, Miller has been known to write a letter denouncing exactly the alleged practices which were involved in the charges studied at Chicago. The letter, written only last week to President Howard, declared in part: "When anyone connected with the Kitty League makes a direct statement that they are going to save and rest their best pitchers to use against our club, and then use their outfielders as pitchers against our rival so that they have the best chance to beat our club, and up to this time they have already literally done so, then it is time for us to stop our nostrils as something is wrong." Ready for Series O'Neil revealed that the Generals would be given assistance in the playoff, filling in gaps on the club caused by injuries. Charles Martin, Union City's manager-catcher, will take the skipper's place behind the plate. O'Neil was put out of business for the rest of the season by a broken thumb. Mel Reist of Hopkinsville will It Pays To Play 6-Dottle 1 jj?(ellciv PA' V ; J&SfL CL Supply on- Sol oL diomsL take Al Cuozzo's place in left field. The lineup for tonight game will be as follows: Dick Jones, shortstop. Mel Merkel, right field. Joe Polcha, centerfield. Newt Parker, first base. Mel Reist, left field. Ernie Ankrom, third base. Charles Martin, catcher. Jesse Webb, pitcher. Tomorrow night the second game of the series will be played here; then it shifts to Bowling Green for three nights. If by the end of that time neither club has won four games, the series will return to Jackson. Won Last Game Meanwhile, as the affairs of the Generals were being aired in Chicago, the rest of the club was winning the final scheduled game of the season from Hopkinsville, 5 to 4. John King, another sandlot product of the Madison County area, pitched until midway in the ninth frame, and was credited with the win. He lost a close battle for strikeout honors. Wright, the Hoppers' pitcher, ran his strikeout total up to two, while one .was King's limit. King, incidentally, was the lad who stood at the plate when Wright made both his three-strikers good. Merkel socked a homer in the first to give Jackson a 1 to 0 lead, but it was an unstable lead. It was tied in the third and passed in the fourth, and the Hoppers led 2 to I until the sixth frame, when Polcha was driven in by Ernie Ankrom. Once more the score was dead locked in the seventh as Hensler crossed, but in Jackson's half Mer kel and Polcha each scored again to go Dacfc into the lead. Will Ed Francis tallied in the eighth to counteract a run by Reist in the Hoppers' half of the ninth. Carl Gaiser entered the game with one out and two on base in the ninth, walked the first man nd then got the next two out with the help of the fielders. The Box Score Hopkinsville AB R H PO Hensler ss ..........4 1 0 1 Reist-cf ,.-t.. 5 13 5 Decker 3b 4 0 2 0 Willker 2b 3 0 0 1 Kvedar If 5 1 1 1 Wright p 4 0 2 0 Kil'ugh c .4 0 1 2 McGlothlin cf 3 0 0 2 Burgess lb 4 1 2 12 Totals 36 Jackson AB Jones ss 4 4 11 24 10 R H PO A 0 0 4 Merkel rf -. . .4 2 2 3 Polcha cf 2 2 0 4 Parker lb 4 0 2 10 Ankrom c 4 0 1 1 Francis 3b 4 1 1 1 Griffith 2b 3 0 1 2 Kinder If 4 0 0 2 King p 4 0 0 0 Totals 33 5 7 27 12 Hopkinsville 001 100 1014 Jackson -. 100 001 21x 5 Summary: Errors Hensler, Burgess. Merkel, Griffith. Runs batted in Merkel. Heist McGlothlin, Ankrom. Decker, Parker 2, Kinder, Kvedar. Two-base hits Burgess, Griffith, Francis. Decker. Three base hits Parker. Home runs Merkel. Sacrifice hits Decker. Stolen bases Polcha, Hensler. Double plays King to Jones to Parker (2). Left on bases Hopkinsville 11; Jackson 7. Innings pitched By King 8 1-3 with 4 runs, 11 hits. Bases on balls Off King 2; off "Wright 3; off Gaiser 1. Struck out By King 1: by Wright 2. Winning pitcher King. Balk King Umpires Boyter and Fuller. Time 1:30. ' , NOW OPEN HALL'S TEA ROOM Humboldt Highway, just beyond the Country Club. Specializing in FISH AND CHICKEN DINNERS also Short Orders Sandwiches-Drinks DRIVE OUT FOR . CURB SERVICE T Ham Has It- One day the school teacher asked a boy what shape the world was in, and he immediately answered that his Father said it was in a Hell of a shape. We believe this answer would be most correct today with congress like it is. Han Howse Sporting Goods Co. Sportsman's Headquarter Phone 378 Carton M-US DEPOSIT t l?J ' -ft V '.. "cV"! i r 'II , xx - ! mm ! L !r,Y - Mtei Jilt6! ( V I ' c r f v p Ralph Guldahl in the golf world today, will Jackson Golf and Country 'Nooga-Vols, Crax-Chix In Playoff By The Associated Press Chattanooga's Lookouts, winner of a torrid three-club race for fourth place in the Southern Association, will battle the pennant-winning Nashville Vols Tuesday in one bracket of the Shaughnessy playoff series. Second-place Atlanta and third-place Memphis will meet in the other. The first round series will be determined on a basis of the best three out of five games. Nashville and Memphis will be hosts for games Tuesday and Wednesday. All clubs will be idle Thursday. 6 Nashville will play in Chattanooga 0 Friday while Memphis will move 0 to Atlanta. Saturday will be an 0 off day. and the final two games, 0 if necessary, will be played Sunday 1 and Monday in Chattanooga and 1 Atlanta, respectively. 0 Chattanooga clinched fourth 4 place yesterday by splitting a double-header with Mempis, 6 to 5 and 5 to 7, while New Orleans, their closest rival, was licked twice by Nashville, 8 to 7 and 9 to 4. The wind-up placed the Lookouts a game and a half ahead of the Pelicans, while Birmingham's Barons trailed in sixth place, two and one-half games behind Chat tanooga. Atlanta defeated seventh-place Little Rock, 6 to 4, in the first game of a double-header, but dropped the nightcap, 1 to 4, as Bob Katz came up with a four hitter for the Travelers. A total of 50 hits rang from bats in a twin bill between Birmingham ana Knoxvuie. The cellar-finishing Smokies took the first, 9 to 6 but lost the nightcap. 5 to 8. The final series between the win ners of the first playoff will be the best four out of seven. No sched ule has been drawn up yet. The winner of the final series will meet the Texas League playoff winner in tne Dixie classic. Nashville registered its 100th and 101st victories of the year in concluding the season. They also made 13 straight wins for the Vols. Larry Gilbert finished his 17th season as a team manager in the boutnern Association. He came to Nashville from New Orleans two years ago, and piloted the Vols to their first pennant in 24 vears. Boots Poffenberger of Nashville topped all league pitchers, getting credit for his 26th victory in the nrsi game against new Orleans. But his batting and hot his pitch mg won . the game. Going into the ninth with a two-run lead. Pof fenberger allowed the Pels to tie the score. In the last half of the ninth, New Orleans filled the bases with an intentional walk to get at f oiienDerger. He promptly . drove the ball against the fence for the wininng run. Jack Suydam, an Atlanta cast- off, again' came through for Chattanooga, smashing a three-run homer in the fourth frame to win the first game from Memphis. He poled a ninth-innimr homer last week to take a game from New Orleans, l to 0. With New Orleans out of the nlav- off series, Columbus of the American Association . recalled Pitcher Pete Hader and Outfielder Av- erett Thompson, asking them to report to the Red Birds in Indianapolis Tuesday. They were optioned to New Orleans shortlv after the season opened. Observe i7H0 Drinks Kingsbury "It's Tops" Appear Here September play an exhibition round Club on Wednesday, Sept. Final Figures On Southern Leaders ATLANTA, Sept. 9 (JP) Final Southern Association leaders, including Sunday's games, compiled by Howe News Bureau: Hitters. G. AB. R. H. Pet. Dejan, Birmingham 104 340 94 126 .371 Mailho, Atlanta 152 555 144 202 .364 Hockett, Nashville ....130 521 100 189 .363 Duke, Little Rock 151 573 111 207 .361 Anderson, Atlanta 148 566 118 199 .352 Last Year's Leader Haas, Nashville, .365. Home Runs Meyer, Knoxville, and Dugas, Nashville 22; Rocco, Nashville, 21. Stolen Bases Lupien. Little Rock. 26; Shelley, Knoxville, 20. Runs Batted In W. Marshall, Atlanta. 118; Boken, Nashville, and Dugas, Nashville, 117; Mele, Birmingham, 116. Double Plays Nashville, zuh. Pitchers. W. L. Pet. IP. H. Poffenberger. Nashville ...26 9 .743 238 296 Adams, Nashville 13 5 .722 184 204 H. Johnson, Birmingham 12 5 .706 162 168 Jeffcoat Nashville 14 6 .700 199 218 Ras r.hattanooffa 11 5 .688 144 183 Saturday' Homers D. Hafey, Memphis, No. 14; Lukon, Knoxville, No. 10; S. Rogers, New Orleans, No. 4. Sunday's Homers Dugas, Nashville, No. 22; Rocco, Nashville, No. 21- Mele, Birmingham (2), Nos. 18 and 19; Suydam, Chattanooga, No. 12; Bremer New Orleans, No. 9; Sauer, Birmingham, No. 9; Mack. Birmingham, No. 6; Young, Little Rock, No. 3; Blackstock, Knoxville, No. 1. Return Bout Matches Wisbar With Gayle Byrd A request return match is being held in the Armory tonight as Gus Wisbar, the St. Louis matsman, meets Gayle Byrd in a fight to the finish match under the personal supervision of Referees Johnny Marr and Herb Welch. In addition to this main event, "the bridegroom returneth" as Stocky Kneilson meets the Hub Citv's protege. Buck Lawson, in 60-minute two out of three fall oreliminary match. Promoter "Hot" Gilliam was al most forced to call this return en gagement tonight between Wisbar and Byrd because of the unholy mixuD in their last contest here, About three weeks ago, Wisbar made his first return appearance on the Jackson scene in several months and was matched . against Byrd, the result ended in a "no contest" decision by Promoter Gil ham. The trouble arose in the decision for the third and deciding fall of the match. As it turned out, both Wisbar and Byrd were forced to fight a two out of three fall indi vidual match to decide the winner of the last fight because of Referee Jack Pierce's refereeing. The preliminary fight should be one that will equal the main event in wrestling action. ' Bridegroom Kneilson will be making his first return visit to Jackson since he was married in the Armory sev eral months ago. That night, he lost his fight with Herb Welch. Kneilson, although not one of the clean' st wrestlers to fight here, has a tenacity of style that classes him as a fine middleweight wrestler. Lawson is well-known to his home town folks. His ring manner is above reproach and in addition he always brings forth something new, from his full repertoire of scientific grappling tricks. r'The fight will begin at 8 o clock and the Armory will be complete ly air-cooled. Yesterday's Stars (By The Associated Press) Curt Davis and Jim Wasdell. Dodgers Six-hit pitching by Davis won first game while Wasdell hit home run and singled across deciding against Giants in - second game. Joe Gordon,' Yankees Hit for cycte homer, triple, double and single to help trounce Red Sox. Rudy York and Tommy Bridges. Tigers Former's eighth-inning homer and latter's relief pitching beat Browns. ' . Joe Krakauskas. Senators, and Bill Beckman, Athletics Former struck out seven and allowed only one hit in four inins of relief work while latter pitched three-hit shutout in abbreviated nightcap. - vern uisen. Cubs Checked rush of Reds by scattering seven hits. 18 Two Of Golfs Greatest Stars R. BB. SO. 246 98 59 88 67 121 89 53 83 105 78 121 81 29 26 Snead Evens Score With Byron Nelson In Anthracite SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 9. (JP) Samuel Jackson Snead has evened his score with Byron Nelson, the Texan transplanted to Toledo, Ohio, who knocked him out of top money in the finals of the Professional Golfers' Association championships last month. The Jong-driving Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa., golfer staved off Nelson's threat to win the $5,000 second annual Anthracite open golf tournament here yesterday with a 72-hole 276, two strokes below Nelson. Snead, who succeeds Henry Pic-ard, Hershey, Pa., won $1,200 with his card of 138-68-70276, four under par. The PGA champion carded a 142-70-66 278 for $750. The U. S. open champion, Law-son Little of Bretton Woods, N. H., took third money of $525 with a 140-69-70279. Glamour Arrives In Amateur Golf Championship MAMARONECK, N. Y.. Sept. 9. (JP) Glamour and romance finally have come to the national amateur golf championship in its 44th year, for Bing Crosby, himself, was among the 150 players who were digging around the Winged Foot club today in the first qualifying round of the title event. Whether Bing the crooner still will be around when match play starts on Wednesday after the 64 low qualifying scores for 36 holes have been posted is another matter, for he belongs only to the or dinary, or . garden variety, of golfers. The entire field practiced yes terday, but there was only one gal lery. It followed Crosby from first .tee to final green. TRY Refeifs extra length gives you a longer, cooler smoke. Really more for your" money. Multiple blend of fine tobaccos will meet your exacting taste demands. We simply ask you to tryv. a box next time. ASK FOR REGENTS AT YOUR DEALERS THE Standings KITTY LEAGUE (How They Finished) Club W. L. Bowling Green .42 20 Paducah 40 23 Owensboro 37 25 Mayfield 36 27 Jackson 29 32 Union City 25 36 Fulton 25 39 Hopkinsville 14 45 Pet .677 .635 .597 .571 .475 .410 .?91 .237 Southern Association (How They Finished) W. L Pet Nashville 101 47 58 72 79 80 81 90 96 .682 .616 Atlanta . Memphis . . . Chattanooga . New Orleans Birmingham Little Rock . Knoxville . .93 .79 .73 .71 .70 .59 .57 .523 .480 .470 .464 .396 .373 National League W. 84 L. 47 54 61 62 65 70 77 87 Pet. Cincinnati . Brooklyn .. Pittsburgh . St. Louis . New York Chicago . " Boston . . . Philadelphia .641 .591 .78 .67 .66 .65 64 .56 .43 .523 .516 .500 .478 .421 .331 American League W L. Pet. Cleveland . Detroit . . . New York . Boston . . Chicago . Washington St. Louis . Philadelphia .76 .77 .75 .72 69 .57 .55 .49 56 57 57 62 63 77 80 78 .576 .575 .568 .537 .523 .425 .407 .386 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Kitty League Jackson 5, Hopkinsville 4. Paducah 5, Union City 2. Fulton 12, Mayfield 10. Owensboro 13, Bowling Green S. Southern Association Chattanooga 6-5. Memphis 5-7. Atlanta 6-1. Little Rock 4-4. Knoxville 9-5, Birmingham 6-8. Nashville 8-9, New Orleans 7-4. National League Philadelphia 2-3, Boston 1-1. Brooklyn 7-4, New York 2-2. Chicago 3, Cincinnati 2. Pittsburgh 16r5, St. Louis 14-4. American Leagu Cleveland 5, Chicago 4. New York 9, Boston 4. Detroit 5. St. Louis 4. Washington 7-0, Philadelphia 8-4. second, called fifth, darkness. .'ODAY'S GAMES Kitty League Bowling Green at Jackson. National League Brooklyn at New York. Only game scheduled. , American League Chicago at Cleveland. Only games scheduled. BARGAINS IN GOOD RECON DITIONED ELECTRIC REFRIGERATORS. W. P. DABNEY A SON. V. Nobody Knows Who's Boss But When Bobby Feller Goes In You Can Look For A Neat Job . By JUDSON BAILEY ' Associated Press Sports Writer Nobody knows, exactly who is running the Cleveland Indians, but when Bob Feller; goes out there on the mound everybody knows. who's pitching, win, lose or draw. There he was yesterday, doing a relief chore for the beleaguered Tribe and getting credit for his 24th victory. He went to the- mound . at the start, of the ninth with the score tied at 4-4 and hurled two scoreless stanzas before Jeff Heath doubled and scored the run that beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-4 in the tenth. This broke a six-game tailspin by the Indians and .kept them mathematically ' in front of the Tigers, although the two are tied in games won and lost The Yanks also won to stay a game behind. Detroit battled courageously from behind again to beat the St. Louis Browns, 5-4. Schoolboy Rowe suddenly blew a piston and let the Browns score four runs in the fourth inning before he could get help. Tommy Birdges got credit for his tenth victory when Rudy York homered in the eighth to break a tie score. The Yankees overwhelmed the Red Sox, 9-4, to dim Boston's pennant hopes, although the club is only five games behind the leaders and at least technically in range. The Washington Senators and Philadelphia Athletics divided a double-header. The Senators squeezed through to a 7-6 triumph in the first game, and the A's took the five-inning nightcap, halted by darkness, 4-0. The Cincinnati Redswere spellbound by Vern Olsen and the Chicago Cubs captured a 3-1 decision by bunching ten hits in the first six innings against Milkman Jim Turner. This was the cue. for the Brooklyn Dodgers to take a double-header from the New York Giants and they did, 7-2 and 4-2, to shave West Point of the Air Is Now Ready for 12,500 More Flying Cadets Jy Aviation Training I P n the World. ' I 1 -CTf V 475 per Month I ; p Jywhnv;H 1 Training. v I I Vw a I A Commfsston I I I ) uPn 1 L v&5 Graduation. - I One of the greatest opportunities ever offered to young Americans is now open. The expansion of the Army Air Corps makes it possible for qualified young men to receive thorough flying instruction at Government expense: 75 "per month pay while training Second Lieutenant's Commission in the U. S. Army Air Reserve with active duty pay and allowances ranging from 205 JO to 245.50 per month upon graduation. With aviation expanding rapidly all over the world this training equips a young man for a glorious career-well paid and rich in opportunity for advancement. Basic requirements are: excellent physical condition; unmarried; ages 20 to 27; two years of college, or a written examination covering equivalent work. The opportunity is limited and qualified young men are showing great interest. Apply at once for training as U. S. Army Flying Cadet. This is the chance of a lifetime! Visit or write: U.S. ARMY RECRUITING SERVICE Postoffice Building, Jackson, Tenn. F Bowling Green vs. Jackson LAKEVIEW f New Grid Rules To Be Studied - At Humboldt Meet (Special to The Jackson Sun) HUMBOLDT. Sept 9. Superin-tendent C. E. Brock of Humboldt public schools, announced today that a conference for coaches and principals of the schools in tha Humboldt area would be held in the Humboldt High School auditorium tonight at 8 o'clock. The purpose of this conference is to discuss the new rules and regulations of football and other athletic activities of high schools, and study the schedules and plans of the high school football teams in this area. the margin between first and second place in the National League to six and a half games. But they hardly raised any pennant temperatures even among the huge crowd of 53,623 that saw the Dodgers at work. The first game saw a three-run homer by Dolph Camilll In tha fifth. . The Pittsburgh Pirates swept a double-header from the St Louis Cardinals. 16-14 and 5-4, and took over third place, but the big show for St. Louis fans was Johnny Mizc hitting three home runs in the opening tussle. He thus became,a record-holder as the first play ever to perform this ; stunt fow ' times in his career. The homers brought his season's total to 41. The . last place Phillies copped a double bill, 2-1 and 3-1, from tha Boston Bees. A fa Ul

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