Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on April 6, 1944 · 8
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 8

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Thursday, April 6, 1944
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Eighteen Cornliuskers report for initial spring football practice Spring football practice was of-i eity of Nebraska Wednesday afternoon with 18 candidate reporting to Coach LewandowsM at Memorial itadium. Altho the turnout was not quite as large as anticipated, the group included most of the boys Coach Lewandowski had counted upon. Additional candidates are expected to show up before the end of the week. Frank Hazard and Doug Nelson were absentee Wednesday. Among those reporting, however, were Big Phil Fox of Omaha and Dale Preston, an outstanding 6-man gridder from Pleasanton. Figured as possibilities out of the group are Abdnor and Ehlere, guards; Hazard and Kops, tackles; Kirlin and Gissler. ends; Hollins, Kock, Kessler and Nelson, backs. Players reporting included Jim Abdnor, Kennebeck, S. D.: Gordon Ehlers, Columbus; Bert Gissler, Osceola; Joe Kessler, Wayne; Ken neth Hollins, Valley; Lyle Kops, Bassett; Al Kirlin, Lincoln; George Ulbrick, Nebraska City; Jim Riley, Howe; Don Taylor, Lincoln: Don White. Hemingford; Lee Gartner, Lincoln; Phil Fox, Omaha; Jim Chadderdon, Lincoln; Dick Koch, Lincoln; Dale Preston, Pleasanton; Casper Thelsen, Osmond, and John Van Home, Omaha. in Nicholson to emit baseball Brooklyn Dodgers. BEAR. MOUNTAIN , N. Y. (VP). Manager Leo Durocher of the Brooklyn Dodgers probably will return to the team's starting lineup at second base as a steady tag Influence to 18-year-old Gene Mauch, promising "kid" shortstop, but he- stressed Thursday that the arrangement was likely to be a temporary one. Revealing that he would play the keystone sack in the team's Red Cross exhibition game against the Phillies at Ebbets Field a week from Thursday, he said, "I guess I can stick It out there for 15 or 18 games." Philadelphia Athletics. FREDERICK, Md. (UP). The Philadelphia Athletics stood atop the major league spring exhibition baseball standings Thursday with six straight victories, their latest a I to 1 conquest of the world champion New York Ysnkees In a gam called after eight Innings because of a snow storm her Wed nesday. Russ Christopher, Don Black . and Lumsn Harris held the Yankee to four scattered hits, while the A' were getting 12 off vet eran Atley Donald and rookie Emerson' Roter who worked for the Yankees. Johnny Lindell, Yankee put-fielder, took hi pre-lnductlon physical at Camden, N. J., but re suit were delayed pending an x-ray examination of an old head Injury. - New York Giant. L8KEWOOD, N. J. (UP). Steve Ftllpowics, former backfleld star for Fordham and a member of the ; New York Giants of the National Professional football league, gave up his gridiron career Thursday in favor of a berth in the outfield with the New York baseball Giant. Signing a contract after a favorable showing in spring training, Filipowlci revealed that he had decided to end hi football . career. "" , Boston Brave. WALLING FORD, Conn. (UP) The Boston Brave, driven indoor again by a mow' storm, may be unable to condition a pitcher who is able to go the route by the time the season opens, Manager Bob Coleman Indicated Thursday. The workhorse of the staff, Al Javery, ha developed a sore arm and may not be in action for an ' other week. The game with the Yale varsity at New Haven, Conn, was cancelled and it was unlikely that the Braves would be able to play their hosts, the Choate school nine, in an exhibition Thursday, J Cubs-White Sox. FRENCH LICK, Ind. (UP). The Chicago Cub and Chicago White Sox will try once more to open their spring exhibition series if Ja FRENCH LICK, Ind. UP). Bill Nicholson, Chicago Cuba' out fielder who led the National league in runs-batted-ln last year with 128, arrived in spring camp Wednesday but said he may quit baseball for the duration" and return to his Chestertown, Md., farm. Nicholson, 28, married and the father of two sons, said he would make his decision, "in a couple of days" and would work out with the club in the meantime. "My draft board in Chestertown said I would remain deferred If stayed on the farm," explained Nicholson, "but I would be put In 1-A as soon ae -I reported for baseball. My number wonld then be called in May, which means that if I passed the physical probably would go In June. That's only about six weeks of baseball and there's not much percentage in mat." The Cuba scheduled game at Bloomlngton, Ind., with the Cin cinnatl Red waa called off be cause of cold weather. the weather la not too wet or cold. Both managers, Jimmy Wilson of the Cubs and Jimmy Dyke of the White Sox agreed to cancel the game if the temperature went be low 43 degrees. Cincinnati Reds, BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UP) Elmer Riddle, who was hit hard In his first appearance for the Cln cinnatl Reds, was named to start on the mound In Thursday's ex hibitlon contest against the In dlanapoll Indiana of th Amerl can association. The Reds' gam with the Cubs her Wednesday was called off because of cold weather. It Louis Browns. CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (UP) Gene Moore, who had a pinch hitting average of more than .650 with the Washington Senator last season, found his batting eye sharp after reporting to the St Louis Browns Wednesday. Moore came to the Browns m tne aeai that sent Catcher Rick Ferrell to Washington. 8t Louis Cardinal. CAIRO, 111. (UP). The St Louis Cardinals showed better batting aptitude Thursday after a two- hour outdoor workout and intra squad game Wednesday in which hitting was stressed. Manager Billy Southworth was sidelined with a cold. , , Plratea-lndlam, MUNCIE, Ind. (UP)." The Pitts burgh Pirates and Cleveland In dians were scheduled to play an exhibition game here Thursday weather permitting. Wednesday game between the team waa called off because of Sold weather Pitcher Arthur Cuccurullo of the Pirates was rejected for military service, the fifth player on the hurling staff to be classified 4-F. Connie Mack visions pennant for Philadelphia LVloom as inch finish top four Pitching staff strong point BY OSCAR FRALEY. NEW YORK. (UP). The Phila delphia Athletic have prospects of turning from stdmblebum to star in one hectic year. From eighth place to first place is the dream on venerable Connie Mack, their 82-year old pilot, and It would seem like a nightmare for club that ha been in the second division since 1934, finished last in seven of the past 10 years, and last season tied an American league record by losing 21 consecutive games. ,But in a season in which every team has been shaken by the draft and players retiring to jobs in es sential industry. Mack has a com paratlvely strong squad, well-sea' sonedwith veteran 4-F. And he s higher on its chances than of any club since his championship years of 1929, '30 and '31. Never since those golden days has Connie felt strongly enough about his chance to talk optimis tically, being content merely to hope for one more pennant" But now he admits that "this might be the year." And, in comparison with the other clubs, it might bet His pitching staff shapes up as one of the best in the league, with seven experienced starters. Added strength is found in Buck New som, obtained from Washington. Newson Should Help, Newsom scored nine wins for Brooklyn last season before being traded ana wound up the season with a 13-13 mark. Hamlin, who has pitched for Detroit, Brooklyn and Pittsburgh, won 21 for Tor onto In 1943. The A's also have holdovers in 4-F's Talmadge Aber-nathy and Russ Christopher and 1-A Don Black, Luman Harris and Jesse Flores. Four catchers are on hand, with Frankie Hayes and Bill Mills in 4-F, Hal Wagner in 2-B and Lou Parlsse the only 1-A. Joyner "Jo-Jo" White and Bob Estalella are back in the outfield with Jo-Jo a 4-F and Estalella ex pecting a midsummer army call. two capable replacements, how ever, are Bill Burgo and Elwood Wheaton, minor leaguers from whom Mack expects much. Then, too, there is veteran Al Simmons. "Old Bucketfoot," the perennial youngster has xnade his usual spring college try and will be available for relief duty and pinch hitting. All in all, the A's should shape up as a much stronger club than In 1943 and against much weaker opposition. And even if thev do noi win uie pennant Utey should oe a strong challenger and a cinch to land somewhere in the first di vision for the first time in decade. , ' 'Bombing new baseball stunt LAKEHURST. N. J. (UP). baseball "bombing" from a blimp in which players on the New York Giant and their Jersey City farm club will attempt to snag flies dropped by crew members from level of 300. feet will highlight an exhibition game between the team at the U. S. naval training station inursaay. Player on both team have vol unteered to try to catch the base balls Which will be traveling at rate of 121.6 feet per second or roughly 74 mile per hour when they reach the ground. May B e ,Wron fate Man. Double no-hit Johnny Vander Meer, former Cincy southpaw, will do his chucking this season for the Sampson Naval Training Sta tion ... so will Hal White, ex- Detroit flinger. I Price against C h a llenge Me, Arkansas Derby winner, has dropped to 12-1 In the Kentucky Derby future book ... The Cubs and White Sox will hold a war bond game ' April 17 in the Windy City and the first 40,000 kids that sell bonds will be admitted to the park. Maj. Barney Oldfield. who is managing to keep this column alive with news from England. lurnisnes the following: Dear wait; Have just had my most inter esting week in the United Kingdom, what with having been handed the job of shepherding the correspondents who trailed Churchill and Eisenhower on a tour of troop installations. The old boy in the high bowler had hit some of my old airborne moo nrst, which made it old home week for me. I don't know what I would have done had it not been for the several times I went on Warner Brothers' premieres, which helped me formulate the plans for this stuff which is just the same. Sarah Churchill Oliver, wife of a British comic and daughter of the prime minister, was along in her uniform aa a W.A.F. officer, and she was my point of contact to tell me when the old boy was showing signs of having too many cameramen underfoot so I could yank them out e While on these trips, just for the fun of it, I always sidle up to some unit and toss a whisper out of the corner of my mouth asking if there's anybody in the outfit from Nebraska. I got two on this trip, one a farm lad from Diller named Pfc. Marvin Rose-man, and another son of the soil from near LaPlatte (a bit south of Fort Crook) who gave his full moniker as SSgt. Alexander Cwlertnia. Roseman won the purple heart for not getting, the back of his hips deep enough in a hole, he said. e Today at mess I ran into Lt Walt Lake, who used to be a floorwalker at Gold's, who is in the Bame outfit with Lt Frank Coffey, neither of whom knew the other waa from Lincoln until they met in a bull session over here. Lake said his mother would be glad to know there had been an eyewitness to his presence. My usual regards to everyone for everyone over here who may be busier than I am and can't write. BARNEY. VaTt TO. HOW WW' -, TRAVEL LIGHT.. .uut TAGY0UH BAG! To prevent a Eketr mix-op oe confusing delay; your Santa Fe TraJ ways agent will furnish you with a free, easy-to-use baggage tag. Simply write your name; address, and your desti baboo upon the tag, fasten it to yout btgj la addition; your Santa Fe Tnulwart agent will give you aa identification sticker which you may paste on roe inside or outside of your luggage Be ture to mailt rout bag properly before you start ybur tnp. i.. I ; AaofW tray to kJp yowmf aW year W- lew fimn iigin makm yer trip e weafc " AumtlJ t- -- J ' - - . - . rj," f UNIOH BUS DEPOT, 320 So. 13, 2-7071 Red Sox low on pitchers BY JACK HAND. LAKEWOOD, N. J. UP). Pitch ine la the big headache for Man ager Joe Cronln a he heads into his tenth term as pilot of the Boston Red Sox. Added power In the person of Indian Bob Johnson and, a well balanced veteran infield and im proved catching are counterbal anced by the loss of such mound stalwarts as Tex Hughson, Dick Newsom, Ace Brown and Joe Dob- son. Lefty Oscar Judd who hung an impressive 11 and 6 win record in 1943; Yank Terry, winner of seven, and Mike (one man team) Ryba are the remnants of last year's regular staff. v George "Pinky" woods, s loot inch 232 pounder who won 5 and dropped 6 in 23 games a year ago, appears to be the Deat Dei for a regular turn. Joe Wood, r., on of "Smoky Joe," is up from Scranton and Vic Johnson, a southpaw and Joe Bowman, for mer Giant, Phil and mrate fire man, have been moved up from the Louisville farm. Emmett O'Neill came up from Louisville last August Clem Haua-mann, a brand new prospect, was a 14-game winner at Kansas City. Judd and Johnson are the only lefthanders. The infield la set until Uncle Sam takes his pick from Tony Lu- pien at first Bobby Doerr at sec ond, Jim Tabor at third and el ther Skeeter Newsome or Eddie Lake at shortstop. All are draft vulnerable. Cronin who will be 38 on Oct 12 has been whittling off some extra pounds getting ready to take his cuts when hitting is needed. Much depends on Bob Johnson, key man in Cronln's book, who waa acquired rrom wasrungxon in a cash deal during the winter meetings. Bob had his poorest big league season in 1943 when he hit only .265. Exhibition Baseball r Groom Lyons for outfield ATLANTIC CITY. UPI. If Marse Joe McCarthy of the New York Yankees is real hard up for a replacement for Johnny Lindell, he may find that gentleman where he found his navy-bound center- fielder right on hsi own pitching staff. In Al Lyons, a rookie right hander who won a 4 and lost 6 for Kansas City last year, he has a husky candidate who can do a better than fair job in the outer gardens where lt is conceivable he might follow in lindell' foot steps. When Lyons broke Into base' bail in Los Angeles, he was a pitcher but due to an army in jury he turned to outfleldlng when he joined the Yankee chain at Joplin, Mo. In 1941 he hit 304 In the Class C Western Association, drove in 83 runs, hit 32 doubles, 10 triples and 10 homers. A year in Binghamton, N. Y.. where he led the Eastern league in assists with 24 as a right fielder but slumped off to a .249 hitter preceded last year's adventures in Kansas City. He started as . a fielder but went back to pitching for Manager Johnny Neun, after showing one of the best throwing arms in baseball and power-hitting ability, but too much of a tendency toward serious slumps at the plate, Passes Test. Lindell, of course, came to the Yanks as a pitcher but was made over into a fielder when McCarthy was impressed by his size and hit ting ability, and unimpressed by his hurling. Appearing In 122 games last year, Lindell banged out a fair 244 average but showed power that might have changed him from an ordinary player into a star this season. It was Llndy who bumped Whitey Kurowskl at third base in the most-disputed play of the 1943 world series. Lindell took his draft physical Wednesday and passed a prelim Inary test The doctors are giving him another once over and will pass him for the navy if X-ray tests prove that he will not be troubled by an old head injury. If Lindell is taken, McCarthy can count on only Ed Levy and Bud Metheny as definitely avail able for the Yankee outfield as now constituted. Rookie Jack Phillips and Roy Weatherly are on the way to the service and Tuck Stalnback may go soon. Larry Rosenthal, former Chicago wmte Sox gardener, who was recently purchased from Newark, is the other possibility. Armstrong inducted; to leave within 3 weeks LOS ANGELES. UP. Henry Armstrong, only triple-champion In boxing history, has passed his physical and will be In the army within three weeks, manager George Moore said Thursday. His Induction will cancel angnt with Willie Joyce or Izzy Janazzo April 28 in Chicago, Moore said. The speedy little negro, intent on a comeback, also naa piannea a return go with Beau Jack, for mer lightweight champion, New York version. Armstrong recently returned from a tour of the east in Which he scored six knockouts and two decisions In eight bouts. Nova to meet Hartnek in Omaha April 17 OMAHA. UP). Lou Nova and Paul Hartnek, heavyweights, will meet in a ten-round bout Omaha April 17, Promoter Max Clayton announced Thursday. Nova, who fought Joe Louis 1941, is headquartering in Des Moines. Hartnek, a former Omaha Golden Gloves champion, is work ing in shipyards at Oakland, Calif. and has appeared on fight cards recently on the Pacific coast Detroit (A) .. KocluaUr (I) .. .JO0 041 01 It 10 ...000 100 000 1 Trout. 0ntry and Milter; Bum, Xa nte a im Kic. N.w Tor (A) 010 000 00 1 raiiadtipnia (A) . .. .002 too si e u Donald. Romt and Garbark: Chitotosbar. Biaca, name im nayea. Toltdo (AA) 101 000 000 1 St. Umtl (A) 020 10 SOX 10 10 Oodd. Blomw. Fink and rtteti: Coc- wu, Wwt, Shirter. CoMak and Mancuao, uayvortn. , ' H h m Lou Nova to referee Monday bouts headlining Joe Dusek-Grandovich LAWRENCE TEPLY. Rocket 9 low on material BY HARLAN BEIDECK. Baseball prospects at Northeast high have been slow and few in reporting to Coach Lawrence Tep- ly thus far in the season. Only five lettermen were available in group of 20 candidates. About half of the hopefuls are sopho mores and smaller boys. The five veterans .are Cliff Squires, on the initial sack, and Jim Yanney, at the "hot corner,1 making the only two available experienced infielders. On the mound Teply will have Jim Weber and Darrell Willis. Both of these boys split up all of the mound chores last season. Claire Marshall will be the lone fly chaser to return from the 1943 campaign. Of the new boys Coach Teply has hopes of rounding Jerry Del- hay, LeRoy Yanney, Harry Wolfe, Bob Smith, Walt Gillispie and Walter Johnson Into an A-l squad. These boys have not had much ball experience, outside of the sandlotform of the game. Plattsmouth high will be the first Black and White opponent, with the opener set for April 14 on the Northeasterners home lot. Only few games have been set for the season's schedule with Boys Townvand Lincoln high dates in definite. Teply is on the lookout for more games, most of the small' er schools in the territory have folded up on baseball and do not plan to field teams. If any schools or coaches within reasonable dls tance of the Capital City are look ing for games please contact Coach Lawrence Teply at North east high school. The diamond aspirants have only one week of practice under their belts and are not working out during spring vacation. , Drills will get in full swing when school reopens. Edna VoUmer wins NJ. ladies title NORTH PLATTE. Edna VoU mer emerged top purse winner in the singles event of the annual ladles' city bowling tourney held here Saturday and Sunday, a 54' handicap boosting her 463 scratch score to 517. S. Arnold followed three pins behind tor second honors with 433 scratch bulged to a 514 by mean of an 81-pin spot Ruth Robinson, whose 475 scratch was high for the singles, rated a third place with a 30-handlcap and 505 total a Reed, with a 414-90 total 504 was fourth. E. Oltman and L. Stoeger paired to take the doubles division, a 243-pin handicap piling their total to 1,040 pins. E. McKain and Leota Churchill, with the high scratch score of 916, and a 901-pin spot wound up second best with a 1,006. . The Box Car .bowling team rolled one of its best series of the season, a 2,076, and helped by a Lou Nova, one time leading challenger for Joe Louis' heavy weight ring title, makes his first Liacoln appearance Monday night as third man in the ring at Profes sor Adam Krieger's rasslin' show. Krieger announced Thursday that John Grandovich and Joe Du-sek had been named as main eventers thru popular demand and that the two villains would clash in a finish match. The supporting cast will bring Husker coach Jerry Adam against Bill Dusin of St Joseph, Mo., in the semiwindup while Nick Elitch and Johnny Seals will collide In the opener. The show is being advanced to Monday night on account of the Policemen's ball and election. Gumbert seeks 100th triumph NEW YORK. UP). Harry Gum- bert, towering hurler for the St Louis Cardinals, champions of the National league, is getting set to win his 100th major loop game. The tall guy from Texas is the first of the big league pitchers to go the nine-inning route, and he did it impressively Wednesday In holding the second team to six hits and a single ninth-inning run. Gumbert has won 98 games, and hopes to get over the century hump early in the season. Only seven pitchers now in the big leagues have broken the 100 mark. Gumbert has proved a fme In vestment for the Cards since 1941 when Branch Rickey traded "Fib ber" Bill McGee to the Giants for him. Since then Gumbert has won 30 games and lost 15, and six of his wins were at the expense of the Giants, against two losses. McGee won two and lost nine in 1941 for the Giants, and hasn't been with 'em since. L ; ix David Doyle captures Golden Gloves crown x David Doyle, son of Mr. and Mrs. L R Doyle. 415 So. 15th, recently won the 135 pound cham pionship in the Golden Gloves tourney held at Campion school. Pralrie-du-Chien, Wis. Young Doyle competed in the junior di vision. Dave has also been active In other sports 'at Campion, particu larly in hockey and football as well as other ice sports. It is his first year at Campion. 408-pin handicap, bagged a first place 2,848 in the team event The team is comprised of A. Clarine, H. Edwall, H. Fisher, Z. Shinall, and W. Mcintosh. Weston Motors was runner up with the high scratch total of 2,187 pins and a comparatively Ismail handicap of 285, which brought the total to 2,467. . Ruth Robinson took the all' events championship with a 482 total for her doubles series, a 475 for her singles, and a 495 in team competition, giving her 1,449 for the three games. LOU NOVA. UNION BUS DEPOT Harvey L Handricksos, AoMI 13th and N Streete Lincoln Phone 1-7071 POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT. POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT. Reminding you of the candidacy of FRED A. MARSH (or LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR in the Republican Primary Mr. Marsh, a former regent of our state university, Isa bona fide farmer and livestock producer living near Archer in Merrick County. Successful in his private pursuits, he can be trusted to deal competently with public interest. Three top jockey reinstated CORAL GABLES, Fla. (UP) Three of the top Jockeys at the Tropical Park race track, Johnny Adams, leading winner of 1943, Wendell Eads, and Porter Roberta have been reinstated and wilj be permitted to tide in the three final day of the meeting, track stewards said Thursday. The Jockeys drew suspensions Have a "Coke" We're all together again ffnj ...or how to refresh a family reunion Back from foreign service with soarenirs of strange Uads. Back, too, to aJJ the comforts of home! And ice-cold Coca-Cola from the family refrigerator is one of them. ILtv m "Cole" fays & gUd U tttyom in any dime, la any languagfti It's the soldier's greeting overseas and at home; From Atlanta to the Seven Seas, Coca-Cola stands for ibt ps tbst rrrsie&has become the happy high-sign of hospitality. IOTTIID UNOtl AUTHORITY Or TMI COCA-COLA COSPANY IV LINCOLN COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY Lincoln, 8, Nebraska 2120 G Street "Coke" Coca-Cola fe"i natural for popular name to acquire friendly abbreviation. That's why yoa hear CocCola called "Coka", i 'for rough riding. .OTM4TWC-CC. i ...

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