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PAGE SEVENTEEN elio Bettina Jumps Into Heavyweight Picture as Contender THE DAILY TIMES, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1941 M Red Biirman Is Beaten Badly By New Yorker Absorbs More Punishment Than He Took From Champion Louis NEARLY OUT IN 1ST Victor Wants to Meet Billy Conn as Stepping Stone To Title BY JACK CUDDY United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK. (UP) Melio Bettina, a squat, swarthy southpaw with dynamite in his left fist, paged Billy Conn and Joe Louis todaywith good reason. This portside belter from Beacon, N. Y., proved emphatically last night that he is a menacing contender for the heavyweight crown. Mauling Melio, former light heavyweight king, gave rugged Red Burman of Baltimore the worst beating of his career before 10,647 fans at Ebbets field. In the 10 round fight, Baltimore Red Jack Dempsey's protege absorbed far more punishment than in his abbreviated January bout with Champion Louis or in other brawls. It is still a mystery how the blood-smeared, groggy gladiator managed to remain on his feet while Bettina battered him for an amazingly easy decision. Bettina Underdog The 25-year-old Italian's showing was amazing because he had entered the ring a 6-5 underdog. Burman was favored to win. for although Bettina had won all 23 of his heavyweight fights, never before had he met a heavy of Bur-man's ability and reputation. The smart-money boys had their bundles on tough, lion-hearted Burman the man who licked Tommy Farr the man who chased Joe Louis until the champion exploded a right-hand grenade in his belly in the fifth round. But in the early going last night at the Brooklyn Dodgers' ball park, is seemed that Bettina would dispose of Burman more quickly than Louis did. Fighting out of a low crouch, Melio staggered his man twice in the first round witft straight left smashes to the head. In the second session, the southpaw had Burman groggy in a corner and then belted his swaying opponent about the ring. He keps after him in the third. Burman ral lied a bit in the fourth and both fell through the ropes onto the ring apron. Red was virtually out on his feet in the fifth, but he rallied to fight on even terms in the sixth and then took a terrible beating in the seventh. Again the game Irishman came back to shade Bettina in the eighth, the only round he won. But in the ninth Melio beat him mercilessly at close quarters and had him backed helplessly against the ropes during morj of the 10th. Gash on Nose Burman suffered a gash on his nose in the fourth round, and a cut on his left brow in the fifth, the wounds, bleeding freely. Bettina was bleeding too from a gash at the corner of his left e'e, suffered in the seventh. Bettina's manager, Jimmy Grip-po a professional magician and hypnotist explained later that Melio would have knocked out Burman had he gone all out. But he felt a pain in his chest in the third round and feared the recurrence of a torn muscle if he were hit solidly there. This chest injury had kept him on the sidelines since March, but he showed no signs of ring rust last night. Burman outweighed Bettina 189'2 pounds to 186?4, but throughout the fight it was apparent that the smaller man was much stronger physically. Manager Grippo' is negotiating for a September bout in Pittsburgh with bridegroom Billy Conn, who took away Bettina's 175-pound crown in 1939 and retained the title against him a couple months later. Grippo says Bettina is much hotel moniBiosE You eon njoy th tomlorli at ht"World of Tomorrow"todoy in lowa' R Newtil hotel AIR-CONDITIONED GUEST ROOMS.DINING ROOMS AND All PUBLIC SPACE. Nt Java Room Collet Shop - Food Fountain, HgrdU & Haltor Too Room. CEDAR RAPIDS, m. EPPUY HOTIIS COMPANY E. C EPPlEY, PRESIDENT and 06 Golf Professionals Select 1941 -&S ' I, f J J t I I 1! ' I ! f 'rV Yi - 1 fv , J " 'lit - ' At ,v'J r- f fc ? 1 I H;4 V:t' : t'!- I" "-: ! -1 ;i'-v ;t I . ; I i i :; '.i v -' ? . . &i l'J Hogan, driver BY BOB GEIGER AP Feature Service Writer Now that the last putt has dropped in all the major American golf championships open to professionals, it seems timely to select an All-Star team for 1941. And who could choose such a team better than the players themselves? Twenty of the top flight pros were polled by the Associated Press Feature Service and the results of their balloting were surprising only in that neither Craig Wood, the Open' champion, nor Vic Ghezzi, the 1 PGA king, were rated tops at any shot. I Earl Wilde to Play in State Masters Event AMES, la. (UP) Earl Wilde of Davenport, former Chicago city champion and a leading qualifier in state amateur play, today had joined the field of top-notch golfers for Monday's Iowa masters tournament at Iowa State college. More than 40 competitors were listed, with entries scheduled to close Friday. Leland (Pat) Willcox, Waterloo, is the defending champion. Wilde in the amateur meet was pushed out of the running by John Kraft of Oelwein in the quarterfinals. Kraft, who twice has won the Colorado title and the resorters' tournament at Alexandria, Minn.,' also has entered the Masters'. Another midweed entry is that of Wendell Robinson, lanky Iowa junior champion from Des Moines. Also entered from Des Moines is Bob Hummel, member of th state champion Hyperion club iour-man team. Ed Updegraff. blond bomber from Boone, Bob Lattig of Nevada and Bob Brown of Eldora are other leading qualifiers from' the amateur bracket. ITnri scored a 217, behind Willcox's five under-par 211, in the state open tournament. stronger as a heavyweight than he was as a 175-pounder when "he had to starve jiimself to keep below the weight limit." He is confident Melio can beat Conn now, and then get a title bout with Louis in December if Jolting Joe still is champion. In two other 10-rounders, Lee Savold, Des Moines heavyweight, outpointed Solly Krieger of Brooklyn and Pat Comiskey of Paterson, N. J., outpointed Henry Cooper of Brooklyn. Chick Meehan, promoting in opposition to Mike Jacobs, announced a gross gate of $20,409. Moray Eby of Coe Is Named Coach of High School Stars DES MOINES, la. (UP) Moray Eby, Coe college mentor, will be head coach of the eastern team in the Iowa high school all-star football game here Sept, 5, it was announced today. Eby was chosen on the basis of his long record at Coe. He is the oldest college coach in point of service in the eastern half of the state. Eby is a graduate gf the University of Iowa and coached there for a time before going to Coe. SPECIALS STANDARD FINISH Plain Garments Cash and Carry EVANS CLEANERS Runyan, spoon The pros said three stars stand head and shoulders above all others in their particular specialties: Byron Nelson, the ex-caddy from Texas and 1940 PGA champion, is tops as a long iron player. Long, thin Horton Smith is the master among masters of the putter. And Johnny Revolta is the cleverest sand trap performer. These stood out but the balloting was close in the other departments of links play. Among the spoon shot artists, Paul Runyan got the decision, with Harry Cooper a close second. Savold's Purse Is Attached by Former Manager Pinkie George Claims Hy-mie Wiseman Owes Him $250 for Each Bout BROOKLYN, N. Y. (AP) Lee Savold, Des Moines, la., heavyweight, last night won his fight a 10-round decision over the veteran Solly Krieger of New York but lost his purse. A crowd of 12,000 watched Savold subdue the former middleweight champion, who looked good only in the fifth when he connected with several swinging lefts. Savold's purse was held up by a court attachment served on behalf of Pinkie George of Des Moines, his former manager. Savold's present manager, Hymie Wiseman, said he had purchased Savold's contract from George on condition he pay George $250 for each Savold bout. But, Wiseman said, he learned he also needed a signed release from George before he would be recognized as Savold's manager in several states. George has not given this release and therefore has not been paid $250 for some of Savold's bouts, Wiseman saic). In Des Moines George said, "A deal's a deal. They've had five fights and they were supposed to pay me $250 on the contract after each of Lee's bouts until the balance is paid. I haven't even had a letter or a note since his first fight under his new management." Iowa Women Play In Spencer Golf; Ramsdell Entered SPENCER, la. (AP) The cream of the contestants at the Iowa Women's golf tournament last week with the exception of the title-winner get together here tomorrow for the annual northwest Iowa women's two-day golf meet. Shirley Ramsdell, Cedar Falls school girl who played runner-up to Champion Ann Casey of Mason City in the state meet, heads the list of entrants. Two quarter-finalists, Jo Macrae, Ames, and possibly Suzanne 111, Des Moines, also were expected to compete. Other entrants were Indy Morton, Algona; Lois Penn and Mary Louise Cording-ley, both of Des Moines; Delores Canavan, Council Bluffs; Catherine Preston, Spencer, and Wynn La Grange, Storm Lake. Bob Pastor Fights Los Angeles Negro LOS ANGELES. (UP) Bob Pastor, New York's white hope heavyweight contender, and Albert (Turkey) Thompson, tough Los Angeles negro, meet tonight in a 10-round bout at Gilmore field. Nelson, Ion; irons Henry Picard, ranked as a great iron player for years, was voted tops with the medium irons, while Runyan and Revolta were rated about even with the pitching irons. Golf enthusiasts have generally regarded long-hitting Jimmy Thomson and Sam Snead as the drivinc kings but the pros give the crown to little Ben Hogan. They figure that, considering accuracy as well as distance, Hogan is best Nelson, runner-up in the PGA championship at Denver the other day, had a bigger edge over Illinois Still Seeks Harmony Selection of New Athletic Board Fails to Iron Out Difficulties One Trustee Suggests Looking for a New Grid Coach Right Now CHICAGO. (AP) The University of Illinois trustees, judging from the comment of some of their own members, aren't at all happy over their recent action to reestablish harmony in the school's department of athletics. The discord came to light again yesterday when the trustees met with President Arthur Cutts Wil-lard to select a new athletic board of control. By a 5 to 2 vote the trustees approved the following recommendations of the president for the board: Faculty representatives R. B. Browne, Fred B. Seely, Leslie E. Card and M. T. McClure. Alumni representatives Waldo B. Ames and C. W. Vail, jr., both of Chicago, and Frank H. McKelvey of Springfield. The old athletic board resigned in a body last week after the trustees rehired Football Coach Bob Zuppke for another year and ousted Wendell Wilson as athletic director. Wilson's contract was extended for one year, but he was given a year's leave of absence. Homer Mat Adams of Spring- I PARK BOARD SOFTBALL TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE BLACKHAWK LEAGUE GROV'P I Sacred Heart vs. St. Paul Celtics at Lindsay at 6 p. m. i oe Hot tie vi. Friendly House at Van Buren at p. m. GROUP II St. Joseph's vs. Jaycees at Lafayette at 6 p. m. First Presbyterian v. Bradford Clothiers at Fejervarv at p. m. FAT AND FORTY LEAGUE East Davenport Turners vs. Knlehts of Columbus at Lindsay at S p. m. CHURCH LEAGUE St. Paul Catholic vs. St. Alphonsus at Smart at ( p. m. St. Mark s Lutheran vs. Trinity Lutheran at Lafayette at I p. m. Berea Concreftational vs. Holy Cross at Van Buren at t p. m. TUESDAY'S RESULTS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE Thuenen Oilers won on forfeit from St. Paul Lutheran. BLACKHAWK LEAGUE GROUP I C. O. D. Cleaners, 22; Buck's Grocery. 7. Jack Sprat won on forfeit from Coe Hottle. Friendly House won on forfeit from Fisher's Cafe. GROUP It Teske Banters, 9; Robin Hood, (. CHURCH LEAGUE Berea Conregational, 1; Trinity Lutheran, C. Undisputed possession of the fourth round championship of the' Municipal softball league was captured Tuesday by the Thuenen Oilers when St. Paul Lutheran forfeited in the scheduled playoff of a postponed game. The effortless victory gave the Oilers a record of five straight wins without a loss in the second round. After being upset in their last start Friday by Friendly House, a setback that ended a 13-game winning streak, the C.O.D. Clean ricard, medium Irons his long iron rivals than did any of the other players in their specialties. Byron drew 13 votes, while his closest contenders, Denny Shute and Hogan, had two each. Smith also had a big margin, 11 votes as best putter as against four for Runyan. While Vic Ghezzi, the handsome 1941 PGA champion, didn't win a first place in any of the seven divisions in which the pros voted, his all around ability was recognized as he was mentioned as a medium iron expert, an excellent short iron player and a trap shot standout. field, one of the trustees, revealed yesterday that a week ago he attempted to introduce an amendment asking for Zuppke's retirement. But he said he was dissuaded at the time by other trustees. "I was led to believe that Zuppke would not accept the proposal (to coach for one year more)," Adams explained. "But he did accept and we still have our trouble." He added the new athletic board "shouldn't even wait until the next football season is over to begin searching for the right man to take over Illinois football." Voting with Adams against approval of the new athletic board was Park Livingston of Hinsdale. Another trustee, John Wieland, state superintendent of public instruction, said the "board of trustees have been made to appear vacillating," and added: "If Zuppke had not got to the press first he would have got the same thing Wilson did last week. It seems now that Wilson got a bad deal and it looks as if the board of trustees lacks backbone." ers wreaked their vengeance on Buck's Grocery in a 22 to 7 contest that went six innings. Wayne Powell, with a homer, Frank Henss, George Hansen, and Don Justman did the heavy stickwork for the Cleaners. With one out, the bases loaded, and his team trailing by a run in the last of the seventh, Deacon Kennedy slammed out a home run to give the Teske Bangers a 9 to 6 triumph over Robin Hood, a win that enabled the Bangers to take a half-game lead over idle 7-Up in the chase for the third round title in Group II. Robin Hood, after holding a 6-5 edge since the third, was on the verge of snapping Teske's winning streak when Kennedy's blow brought the fourth win in much the same fashion as Steve Hallo-way's four-run homer provided a three-run decision last week over the defending champions, the Jaycees. In the Church league Berea Congregational shoved across a run in the last of the seventh to thwart a home run barrage by Trinity Lutheran, 7-6. Jack Sprat and Friendly House strengthened ratings in Group I w-ith forfeit decisions. The former won from Coe Hottle which was unable to field a full team at starting time and Fisher's Cafe forfeited to Friendly House. Jack Sprat now is in third place with three wins and one loss, a half game behind C. O. D. Cleaners. C. O. D. Cleaners ... 275 017-22 IB 1 Buck's Grocery 040 003 7 8 4 Johnson and Imhoff. Detlefs, DePon and Evans. Robin Hood ,132 000 06 4 2 Teske Bangers 410 000 49 8 3 Moeller and Wiley. B. Burda and Maas. Trinity Lutheran ... 010 211 16 5 3 Berea Congregational 004 002 17 8 1 Wagner and Davis, Chamberlain and Richardson. All-Star Team Revolta, traps Wood drew votes as a driver, spoon shot player, and an expert with both the long and medium irons. Here's how the poll went (some players dividing their votes because they believed there was no choice between two or more professionals): Driver (combining accuracy and distance) Hogan, 7; Snead, 51,4; Nelson, b'z Wood, 1; Runyan, 1. Spoon Runyan, 5; Cooper, 4; Lawson Little, Wood, Gene Sara-zen, Ralph Guldahl, 2 each; Picard and Jimmy Demaret, 1 each. (One player not voting.) Long Irons Nelson, 13; Hogan Eldo Bungc, R. I. Tennis Ace, Wins Iowa City Matches Ward Hubbard and John Winnie Are Eliminated in Singles IOWA CITY, la. (Special) Rock Island's Eldo Bunge won his first match in the opening rounds of the summer session tennis tournament at the University of Iowa Tuesday. Bunge, monopolized on the dry clay courts, played the old "comeback" ball which baffled Ward Hubbard, Iowa City, to the tune of 6-0, 6-0. In the second round of the men's singles, Bunge was credited with a victory over John Winnie of Clear Lake, 6-1, 5-2 default. Drawings for men's doubles, mixed doubles and ladies' doubles will be made today. The week-long event will see well over 60 players perform. The scores: Men's Singles (First Round Results) Jack Brackney (Iowa City) defeated M. G. Hardiman (Jefferson City, Mo.), 6-1. S-4. John Winnie (Clear Lakel defeated Bill Barnes (Ottumwa). fi-1, 6-1. Eldo Bungo (Rock Inland, IIU defeated Ward Hubbard (Iowa City), 6-0, 6-0. Harold Kiyuna (Honolulu) defeated Jacob Linsk (New York Cityl, 6-2. 6-2. Guy Daniels (Gilmore City) defeated Robert Snyder (Auburn, Neb.), 6-2, 6-3. George Fuller (Toledo, CO defeated Norman Kahnke (Bancroft), 6-2. 6-0. Harold Patterson (Floris) defeated John Mullaney (Chicago, 111.), default. Wayne Smith (Marengo) defeated Walter Edgell (Inglewood, Calif.), 4-8, 9-7, B-7. Men's Singles (Second Round) John Ebert (Iowa City) defeated Adolph Berge (Morrehead, Minn.). 6-0, 6-1 Alfred Jahnsmann (Chicago) defeated Bill Stickford (Iowa City). 6-1, 6-1. Earl Crain (Iowa City) defeated Ned Smith (Iowa City). 6-1. 6-2. John Parks (Muscatine) defeated George Sharp (Storm Lake). 6-1, 6-1. Harold Kiyuna (Honolulu) defeated Guv Daniels (Gilmore Citv). 6-0. 6-2. Eldo Bunge (Rock Island. 111.) defeated John Winnie (Clear Lake), 6-1, 5-2, default. Ladies' Sinsles (First Round) Bachael Benton (Washington. D. C.) defeated Louise Kerber (Detroit, Mich ), 7-5. 6-2. Leila Schmidt (Aberdeen. S. D) defeated Marian MacEwen (Iowa City), 6-0 6-1. Suzrane Schwertlv (Missouri Valley) defeated Phvllis Wilbur (Missouri Val-lev), default. Ferneita Preul (Somers) defeated Esther Hilgencamp (Arlington, Net).), 6-1, 6-3. Ladies' Singles (Second Round) Fernttta Preul ( Somers i defeated Suzzane Schwertley (Missouri Valley), 6-0, 6-3. Leila Schmidt (Aberdeen, S. D ) defeated Dorothy Ward (Algona). 6-0, 6-0. Moose Softball Club Host to Des Moines Rivals Here Aug. 3 The Davenport Moose softball team will entertain the Des Moines Moose diamond performers here at the Credit Island diamond Sunday afternoon, Aug. 3, in a return meeting, it was announced today. In the first game played in Des Moines June 29 the capital city softballers defeated the locals by a 4 to 1 score. The Des Moines Moose play in the fastest league there, while the Davenporters are members of the local Fat and Forty circuit. , Smith, putte,r and Shute, 2 each; Wood, Demaret and Snead, 1 each. Medium Irons Picard, 4Vi; Shute and Hogan, 3 each; Wood, 2; Demaret, Vh Guldahl, Nelson, Llovd Manerum. Ghezzi, Dick Metz and Snead, 1 each. Short Irons Runyon and Revolta tied with 4 1-3 each; Metz and Smith, 2; Frank Walsh, Man-grum, Ghezzi, Snead, Hogan and Picard, 1 each; Jug McSpaden and Little, ','2 each; Shute, 1-3. Trap Shots Revolta, 11 Ms; Sarazen, 7; Ghezzi, 1; Runyan, V-.. Putter Smith, 11; Runyan, 5; Picard, 1; Snead, 1; Guldahl, 1. (One not voting.) Industrial League Softball DEMOCRAT AbR HPo A E Jobst, ss , 2 2 3 3 o Bowens, sf 4 I 0 2 0 0 Weiford, lb 4 2 3 6 0 0 Mulligan, 3b 3 0 1 2 2 0 Alex, c 3 2 0 1 0 0 Cooley, cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 Conklln, t 3 0 0 0 0 0 Jacobs, If 4 0 1 4 0 1 Crawford, 2b 3 0 1 2 1 0 Smith, rf... 0 0 0 0 0 0 Simmons, rf 3 11 I 0 0 35 9 IT 2X 6 T PEOPLES LIGHT Ab R H Po A E Lange 3 0 0 0 1 0 Browell 3 0 1 3 0 0 hchumann 3 1 1 3 3 0 Paper 2 0 0 7 4 0 Adrian 3 0 12 0 0 Dow ...3 0 0 2 0 0 Martins 3 1 1 2 0 0 Rene 3 0 0 0 0 0 Ball 3 0 0 3 2 2 Schinlts 3 0 0 0 0 0 29 2 4 21 10 2 Score by innings: Democrat 120 501 09 Peoples Light 001 001 02 Summary: Home run Martins. Three base hit Wieford. Two base hit Jobst. Runs batted in Wieford (2). Browell. Left on bases Democrat, 3; Peoples Light, 2. Struck out By Cofik-lin. 3; Martins, 2. Bases on balls Off Conklin, 2: Martins, 2. Runs and hits Off Conklin, 4 hits and 2 runs: Mar. tins, 11 hits and 9 runs. Winning pitch er Conklin. Losing pitcher Martins. Umpires Selby and Carstens. BLACKHAWK Ab R H Po A E Aiken, sf 3 0 0 2 0 0 Dreher, 3b 1 0 0 1 04 1 Grammanz, lb 3 0 0 S 0 0 Baker. 2b 3 0 0 1 2 0 Farrell, rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 Pilcher, If 2 0 0 0 1 1 Willy, ss 1 0 0 2 0 0 Zineer. cf 2 0 0 1 0 1 McBride, p 2 0 0 0 2 0 Bradley, c 2 0 0 6 1 0 22 0 1 18 6 3 FRENCH & HECHT Ab R H Po A E Kause rf 2 0 1 2 0 0 Duffy, cf 2 1 1 0 0 0 Kinneman. 2b 3 1 1 2 2 0 Snvder. 3b 3 2 2 1 0 0 Schriefer. c 3 0 1 7 0 0 Gerdts, p 3 0 0 0 2 0 Wilke, lb 2 0 0 5 0 0 Zimmerman, ss. ...... 3 O 2 2 3 0 Houar. sf 3 0 0 1 0 0 Trauffer 3 0 0 1 0 0 27 4 8 21 7 0 Score by innings: Blackhawk 000 000 00 French & Hecht 000 130 4 Summary: Home runs Snyder (2). Two base hits Farrell. Duffy. Runs batted in Kinneman. Snvder (3). Left on bases Blackhawk, 4: French & Hecht. 6. Struck out By McBride, 5: Gerdtn. 6. Bases on balls Off McBride, 3: Gerdts, 3. Winning pitcher Gerdts. Losing pitcher McBride. Umpires Steckie and Kilmer. RED JACKET Ab R H Po A E Lupton ss 3 0 0 2 2 0 Sticknev, cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 Coon c 3 I 1 4 0 0 Lyons, sf 3 0 i 5 1 0 D. Bennett, lb 2 0 0 3 0 0 Buck, 2h 2 0 0 2 0 0 E. Bennett. If 3 0 110 0 Williams. 3b 2 2 2 3 0 1 Zinger, rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 Schroedrr, p 3 1 2 0 0 0 Barth, 2b 1 0 0 1 0 0 28 4 8 21 3 1 KOHRS Ab R H Po A E Mohler. a 3 0 1 6 0 0 E. Collins, If . 3 0 1 3 0 0 Mirfield, ss 2 0 1 1 1 0 Burda, p 3 1 1 0 1 0 Heidt. cf 2 0 0 1 0 0 J. Collins, lb .....2 0 0 4 0 0 Smith, sf 2 0 0 4 0 0 Moore, 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 Fan-is, rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 Pohlman, 3b 3 0 0 2 1 0 24 1 4 21 3 0 Score by innings: Red Jacket 102 010 04 Kohrs 000 010 01 Summary: Home runs Coon. Burda. Two base hits Schroeder. Williams, Coon. Runs batted in Schroeder (2), Stickney, Williams. Struck out By Schroeder. 4; Burda. 5. Bases on balls Off Burda. 1: Schroeder. 1. Runs and hits Off Burda. 4-8: Schroeder. 1-4. Winning pitcher Schroeder. Losing pitcher Burda. Double play Lupton to Lyons to D. Bennett. Umpires Camber and Gadient. Star Performers On Giants Team; Here Next Week Brooklyn Royals Tangle With Black Barons in Muny Stadium . With the Brooklyn Royal Giants generally accepted as Independent colored baseball champions of East and the Birmingham Black Barons recognized as the peer of any negro nine in the south, Tuesday night's exhibition game at the Municipal stadium shapes up as a brilliant intersectional battle. One of the best established colored teams on the road today, the Royal Giants, who have embarked on cross-country tours for 36 years, are known as well-attired, fine showmen and good performers. Former world champi ins, the New Yorkers have produced some of the greatest negro players, including Dick Lundy, their manager. Approximately 30,000 miles were covered" by the Royals last season in their special deluxe bus and on their last trip west they won 13 games and lost two. But they will need to be at their best to halt the crack Black Barons, who won favor here with an 8 to 3 victory over the Jacksonville Red Caps July 14. Among teams over which the Royals claim victories are the Pittsburgh Homestead Grays, Satchel Paige's All-Stars, Miami Ethiopian Clowns, House of David, Chicago American Giants, Spencer Coals and Mills, Jesse Owens, Toledo Crawfords, Atlantic City Bacharach Giants, Brooklyn Bay Parkways, and Puerto Rican Stars. Manager Lundy is considered as one of the craftiest of colored pilots. In his prime he was one of the outstanding infielders in negro baseball. He first gained fame as a player with the Royal Giants. Lundy, who is quite a showman, fills in yet in the infield in case of injury to a regular. The Royals, who are strictly a road club, carry a six-man pitching staff composed of Robert Cain, Raymond Owens, George Mincy, Rocky Ellis, James Gamble, and Ward James. Cain, Ellis and Owens, the latter in his fourth season with the New Yorkers, are veterans, while Mincy, Gamble and James are young prospects. Regular as other position are Clyde Spearman, right field; James Turner, first base; Walter Canady, second base; Randall Brooks, third base; John Morrison, center, field; Tom Burgin, left field, William Wynn, catcher, and Archie Dunlap, shortstop. Canady is the club's leading hitter with an average of .350. George Lenc Hurt In Grid Workout At Camp Forrest CAMP FORREST, Tenn. (Special) George Lenc, mess sergeant of Battery B, Moline, and former Augustana football and basketball star, was the first grid casualty at Camp Forrest. During an early workout with the division headquarters squad, Lenc slipped and dislocated his shoulder, necessitating his absence from regular duties for a few days. The Little Hermits say: "IT SURE RINGS THE BELL for Quality, I If Flavor and Value!. National Distillers Preducts tw New York I Imooi I II I ' v I

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