The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on March 12, 1948 · 19
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THE Otto Greiner Shoots 69 At Jacksonville: Page 22 PAGE 19 BALTIMORE, FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1048 PAGE 19 Bullets Defeat Chicago Stags, 86 To 83, At Coliseum Sports Local News Financial Classified SUN ORIOLE GROUP REACHES CAMP AT HOLLYWOOD Four Others On Hand To Welcome Thomas And Seven Players I Mexican Oriole Fuller-ton. Cal.. March 11 (P) Roberto Avila, 22-year-old Mexican League star, reported to the Cleveland Indian.s here today. Avila, who flew here from Mexico City, has been signed to a contract with the Baltimore club in the International League, Cleveland officials said. Avila. a second baseman, batted .346 for Puebla to lead the Mexican loop last year. By C. M. GIBBS Hollywood. Fla., March 11 With Johnny Wittig, George Hooks. Fireman Johnny Podgajny and .Joe ' Payne standing in the receiving line. Tommy Thomas, Oriole manager, and seven traveling companions, in the form of four young 'Birds and three battle-scarred vets, arrived here this morning. Jack Dunn, club owner, honeymooning, headed the reception line and reported everything under control. This all means that the 1948 prep campaign is now officially under way, or wilt be tomorrow morning when the early birds shake off their winter's accumulation of indoor tan and rust. Trainer Eddie Weidner was busy all day sorting out uniforms for all and sundry so that tomorrow the athletes will only have to step to their lockers. Considering the fact that there are 100 uniforms to be taken out of trunks, sorted and hung up, it becomes quite an undertaking. Field In Good Condition When the lads step forth tomor- row they'll find a diamond and outfield in tip-top condition, far better than last year. They have had a steam roller on the outfield for days, the grass is green, and field smooth. The diamond, a good mixture of clay and s;.nd, is rolled to billiard table smoothness. In addition to the batterymen, about 18 altogether, Bobby Wilson, Ken Braun, Al Cihocki, Herb Confers and several other newcomers are going to be on hand for the first day's work. Thomas wanted Conyers. the frst-base rookie from Jfarrisburg. to come in early because " he had an appendectomy during the winter, which was only learned about a week ago. Conyers Praised Highly This lad may need more work and at easier stages in order to reach playing shape for the opening gun. Thomas is putting a lot of hope in this player who comes here carrying high praise from major scouts who have watched him in action. His .357 average last season, following a .337 for 1 games with Ihe same club the previous season, plus a .310 and .362 job in 1041 and 1 J42. respectively, with Appleton and Wasau of the Northern loop indicated the big 6-foot, 4-inch, 220-pounder is a natural hitter. The Birds are going to need ome hitters, natural or otherwise, ihis season and in Conyers, who hits from the left jide of the dish, and Bill Martin, outfielder from Montgomery, a right-hand ham merer. Thomas has a pair of potential rookies who may be what the doctor would order. Skaff Lauds Martin Martin, as you must recall, is Frank Skaff's offering to the Bird cause. As manager of the Montgomery team Frank was in a fine position to size up Martin and his likelihood of making the grade. Frank wouldn't go so far as to y Martin would approximate his .320 Montgomery bat mark In the International. "1 don't say he'll hit that much up In your league." said Frank the other day. "'But. he'll handle center field with anybody." "I think he'll be as good a defen sive player as Joe Mellendick, and you know that 1 rated Joe as one of the very best I ever saw in minor baseball. And I feel that Martin will hit all right." "But you can never tell about these boys when they step up into higher company. Some do better. others don't do as well as you expect. "He Can Throw Well Enough" "But he's fast not only afield but en the bases and he can throw well enough." Anyhow there's no percentage in going into the expectations of this pair or the others at this time. There'll be enough chatter about them from here on in. chatter based n what they show down here. Richmond Star Asked To Quit Richmond, Va.. March 11 (A1) Vernon Thomas Morgan, whose eli nihility as a freshman athlete at the University of Richmond last fall was questioned, was in the news gam today. The Emporia (Va.) athlete has been asked to withdraw from the university by Dean Raymond D Pinchbeck, because he failed to meet academic standards. He had entered the university from Fork Union Military Academy, where he was a three-sports star. Two rulings were handed down last fall by the Southern Confer ence txecutive Committee on Morgan's eligibility, questioned be rause at the age of 15 he had been aigned by the New York Giants pro baseball team. The first ruling had declared him ineligible, the Loop Promises To Act On Coll Group Demands By JKSSK A. LINTHICCM Sports Editor of The Sun Announcement is expected to night that the "Save The Colts" committee will proceed with a plan to refinance the local professional football team. The committee of 15 local busi ness men, headed Dy Howard Busick, said yesterday that the league has promised to act by to night on demands made by the local group. These demands would include the sending here of a sufficient number of linemen to enable the Colts to place a much stronger team in the All-America Conference. At a meeting early in the day. attended by the committee and Bob Rodenberg. president of the club last year, Jonas Ingram, commissioner of the All-America Conference, was presented with several demands. These included strengthening the team as well as turning over the franchise debt free. Busick Issues Statement After the session, Busick issued this statement. "My committee met again today, and drew up proposals which we have presented to the All-America League. Admiral Ingram is taking them to Chicago for executive committee action tomorrow and we expect to have the conference's answer by tomorrow night. "If our proposals are acted upon favorably, we will immediately proceed with financing of the Colts." Later in the afternoon Ingram held a press conference and announced he was leaving at once for Chicago where he would contact other members of the conference regarding Baltimore's position. Ingram came to Baltimore last week when it became known that Rodenberg was unable to obtain new capital for the Colts. His prin-1 CUBS DEFEAT PIRATES, 4-3 Touch Starter Higbe For 4 Hits, Including Homer New York Yankees beat St. Louis Cardinals Page 21 Los Angeles, Cal., March 11 (IP). The Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 to 3, today ii. their first meeting against a National League team this exhibi tion season. Kirby Higbe. who started for the Pirates, was touched for four hits, including a home run with two on by Eddie Waitkus in the third. Andy Pafko homered for the Cubs in the fourth. Two singles and a walk produced the Pirate run in the second in ning. Paul Erickson, Cub pitcher. was removed after the Pirates scored their eighth-inning run. and Jess Dobernic. his relief, gave one up in Ihe ninth. Plitsburah (N. . . 010 0O0 (111 1r.. 8h . Oe f.himiio IN . 003 001 00x-4r . Sh . Oe. Hliibe. Oreeit Ml, Queen (7) and Fllz-aeralrl. W, Hush (4. Frtckson 7i, Dober-nie. (8) and Walker. MiCullouah t7. Tigers Trounce Reds Lakeland, Fla., March 11 (IP) The Detroit Tigers sent 16 men to bat in a 12-run outburst in the fifth inning as they mauled the Cin cinnati Reds, 15 to 3, in an exhibi tion game here today. The American Leaguers put to gether eight hits, four walks and two National League errors to grt Ihe dozen runs across the plate. ohn Groth. rookie outfielder, drove in three runs with a homer and Right. Fielder Vic Wertz knocked in three more with a triple. Bill Pierce, the second Tiger pitcher of the day, got credit, for the win. Henry Perowski. the Reds second pitcher, was the principal victim of the Tigers scoring spire and was charged with the loss. Clmlnnall (Ni. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1- 3r., Bh.. 2e Detroit (Al 0 0 0 1 12 1 0 1 x 15r.. 15h.. le Wehmeler. Perkowskl Ml. Holcombe 5 and Anderson: Newhouser. Pierce 14). Benton 47). and Swift. Cards Reserves Win Clearwater, Fla., March 11 (IP) The "B" squad of the Philadelphia Phillies dropped a 5-4 decision to the St. Louis Cards' second string ers today. The young Cards got to four Philly hurlers for eight blows, in cluding a homer by Second Base man Kazak. The Phils connected with six blows at the expense of a pair of St. Louis flingers. Phil N B. 001 010 002 4r.. Bh.. le St Louis N BB 000 200 201 Sr.. Bh.. Oe. Hover. Orimsler 5i and Hucha and wit her: MrKelvev. 4). Teulsch 7l Chrlntame I7l and Parisett and Semlnlrk. Los Anpeles Heals Indians Fullerton, Cal., March 11 (IP) Home runs by Joe Gordon and Larry Doby saved the Cleveland Indians from a shutout as they lost today, 5 to 2, to Los Angeles, of the Pacific Coast League. Bob Lemon, of the Tribe, and Red Lynn, of Los Angeles, waged a scoreless pitchers' duel for five frames. Then the Angels fell on Rookie Ed Garcia for five runs. Cleveland t A. 00000010 1 2r., fih.. le Los Angeles (P.C.I . , 00000032 x Sr.. 4h.. Oe I.emon. Garcia and Ruszkowski: L.vnn Adktns and Malone. Novotney. Kush Signs With Cubs Chieaoo. March 11 Wl The Chi cago Cubs' solitary holdout, Relief Pitcher Emu Rush, came to terms tortav. Kush. who had been silting it out at home demanding a bigger raise than the Cubs wanted to nav. will leave tomorrow for the Bruin train- in? ramn at I .os Aneeles. Right-hander Kush appeared !n 47 games last season, chiefly as a "fireman." and finished with a creditable 8-3 record. cipal backers in Washington had withdrawn their support. Upon his arrival here he contacted Mayor D'Alesandro, who later called a meeting in his office of local business men. The Mayor and Ingram urged them to work out a refinancing plan. Members of the committee declared that the Colts will be saved for Baltimore if the league comes through with the help they have requested. Praises Cecil Isbell Before leaving the city yesterday, Ingram said.- "I am extremely pleased with the result's of the past week's negotiations here -looking to refinancing of the Colts and am ex tremely confident that Baltimore will retain its franchise in the con ference. "It appears the civic committee co-operating in the matter will have no trouble raising $300,000 to put the club on a sound financial basis, and I believe it' eventually will go on and raise the Colts' capital to $500,000. That would make it the most widely civic-owned profession al team in all football." "Rodenberg did a great job in operating the team." Ingram continued, "despite the losses suffered. While he perhaps made some mistakes, as you could expect of a man in a new venture, he operated the club well and much of the credit for Baltimore enthusiasm over the Colts can be traced directly to Bob. "As for Coach Isbell. he handled a poor- team magnificently, got more out of his players than most coaches would have. And that points up what can be expected of him next fall with a far stronger squad to work with." W-KENTUCKY, ST. LOUIS WIN inter Semi-Finals Of National Invitation Cage Test New York. March 11 0T) Top- seeded Western Kentucky and fourth-ranked St. Louis moved into the semifinals of the National Invitation Basketball Tournament with victories tonight before 17,179 at Madison Square Garden. The Ken- tuckians trounced LaSalle, 68 to 61. and St. Louis easily disposed of Bowling Green (Ohio), 69 to 53. The victors will meet each other next Monday in the round of four. Next Games Saturday Other first-round games in the tournament, winner of which will qualify for the Olympic playoffs, will be staged Saturday with North Carolina State playing DePaul and New York University meeting Texas. La Salle surprised in the first game by getting off to a lpad of 12 to 10 after ten minutes of play, but from then on the tall Western Kentucky team took over, winning without difficulty. Three goals by Walter Colman of La Salle in quick succession at the end of the game and a final one by big Larry Faust, served to cut down the margin. Macauley Checked In the second contest, Ed Macauley, 6-foot-8-inch All-America center for St. Louis, showed only occasional flashes of the forYn that won him acclaim during St. Louis' brilliant season. He made only four points, but set up several tricky plays. Bowling Green s giant, Charles Share. 6-feet-10, stuck close to Macauley throughout, cramping his style. ST. LOUIS BOWLING GREEN O P. T.I G. P. T. ft 1- 1 11 Weber. f 1 1-2 1 o-inoln f . 1 3- 4 nloiirn f .1 4- S 10 Wraiie.f... 1 0- O flflnrli her t 2 1-45 ( nirtla f ,10-02 nnrnv.r . 1 0-O2 Maraulev.o 1 2- ft 4 II Miller. f., 0 0-00 (Tarev.r 0 0-0 O 1 nniKil.l . . . 1 0-0 2 B.Rchrn't.a 4 2- 2 lO'Hha rr.e . . . 3- ft 15 D. Miller. a. 4 4-4 12 Durilev.c 2 0-04 Srhatz n.a 5 2- 4 12 Kublak.K 2 3-37 Lehman. . 3 1-1 2 1-35 Ravmon s.a O O- O 0 Green. .0 0-0 0 J.Schm't.a 0 0- 0 0 Schwab.! .. 0 0-10 Totals 27 15-21 69! ToUls . . 20 13-23 53 Score by halves: St. Louis 36 .33 69 Bowlln Green . . ..... 21 3253 LA SALLE W. KENTUCKY G. F. T. F. T. 1- 1 7 2- 2 IS 0-0 0 Oreenb'a.f 5 0-0 10 Spears.f.. 3 "Pay.f 8 iRnhan'on.f 0 Oallacher.I 11-23 Tomklns.r 2 1-2 5 Fount. c ... 4 Arialr.c . . ft Bernha't.R 2 McCann.a 2 7-11 15 0- 2 12 0-0 4 0-0 4 lM Klnnev.e 5 1-211 'Parslcy.e 2 1-15 Oldham. I . Gibson. k . Mann.K . . . 2- 3 12 1- 2 13 0- 2 0 0-0 2 0-0 0 Colman. K 3 1-2 7 Comer'rd.e 0 1-1 1 Givens,-.. icaie.i I Tn(l Totals 25 11-20 (51 ' 30 R.13 RR Score by halves: La Salle W. Kentucky ...27 341 35 33--BR Contact Lenses Contact Basket For Yale Five New Haven. Conn.. March 11 (P).l Contact lenses apparently are help ing Slan Peacock, vale guard, to make beiler contact between a basketball and a basket. Peacock has had Yale fans a twitter since he outscored teammate Tony Lavelli, currently the nation's third ranking pointmaker, in the Elis' last two games. Against Harvard Saturday, Peacock rang up 21 point, 10 more than Lavelli, and he accounted lor againsi Trinity last night compared with 17 for Tony. Many of Peacock's points were on long set shots. He scored 17 of them in 11 minutes. Tonight the Yale Athletic Department disclosed that Peacock, whose eyesight is none too good, recently had obtained contact lenses which fit direclly on the eyeball and can be worn by athletes in games too hazardous for ordi COLOSAL WINS FEATURE RACE AT TROPICAL Scores Head Victory Over Gold Bull In Mara-jax Handicap Yesterday's results and todav's . cards and selections. . . . Page 20 By WILLIAM BONIFACE ( Sunpapers Racing Editor Miami, Fla., March 11 Argentine-bred horses stole the show here at Tropical Park today when Fred Hooper's Colosal was the first home in the Marajax Handicap, featured sixth race, and Fulgor II scored in the fifth and secondary event. Backed down to $3.50 in the win pool, Colosal got up in the final stride to win by a head from Allen T. Simmons's Gold Bull, who was no less than lour lengths to the good of Hazel M. Babylon's Dog O'Sul-livan, Maryland-owned runner. Sent over a distance of ground mile and a sixteenth for the first time since imported to this country 18 months ago, Colosal was just off the pace in the opening furlongs and held enough late speed to complete' the distance in 1.44 1-5, one of the fastest races thus far of the meeting. Edges Complex By Length While Colosal was the heaviest favorite of the afternoon, Fulgor ll was sadly neglected in the wager ing on the fifth race and returned $33 for $2 when he won by a length from Vera S. Bragg's Complex, while Mrs. F. K. Hastings's Daunt less Gal finished third. . Like most Argentine-bred runners, Fulgor II broke slowly and did his fastest running during the last stages of this mile-and-a-sixteenth run. Apprentice C. Peabody han dled his mount in fine style and rode into the winner's circle for the second time of the afternoon. The popular apprentice had won the first race with Menotnow. Although it was the warmest day thus far of the Miami turf season. 10,485 fans pushed through the turnstiles and wagered $721,684 on the well-filled card. The track re mained fast for the program, hut dark clouds during th final event threatened to have the track in an off condition for tomorrow's program. Moves On Final Turn A candidate for the $30,000-added Double Event Handicap, Colosal showed a great deal of affection for the Tropical track and may prove one of the horses to beat in that rqile-and-a-furlong special when he will be asked to face such star handicappers as Fervent and Bug Juice, as well as El Mono. The day's double payoff was $64.50 on the combination of 1 and 8 when Meetmenow won the opener at $6.80 and Sea Bees paid $10.30 in the sefcond race. Tropical Park Results I By tha Atsociatad rVai) riRST RACE S2.400: elm.; 4-yr. to up; dir. Metmenow. 114 (C. Peabodv). S6.80. S4.80. S3.90 Kee-Ho. Ill (J. Hobales) . . $55.50. $2a 10 El Ovina. 113 IW. Stagmaierl SR.20 Time 1.12 3-5. Roziante. I Did. Col. Steve. Gray Bear. Good Fun, Hemfox. Peg. Charles Bvrce also ran. SFCOND S2 400: elm.: 4-yr. Ac ud: fur. Hra llees. 113 IN. Comhmt). $10.30, S 40. SS.60 Tarawa. 117 C. Peahortyl. . . .ss.eo, S3. 70 Little Lady. 109 (P. Giflord) S17.20 Time 1 13 1-5. Gay Tulip. Club Car. In- verette, KoDert jr. Mary Elvlna. Chow. Bolo Shellie. Nane Hygro, Silver Sweep also ran. Daily Double Metmenow and Spa Bees paid $64.50 for $2. THIRD -2.500: rim: 4-yr At hp: fur Vesnow. Ill H. WoodhoiiNe). 531.90. S9.40. S7.S0 One Blue. J 15 C. Peabody 14.00. S3. 10 Indian Ruler. 119 IW. Balzaret ti . . . . S8.10 Time 1.11 2-5. DancinE Marcot. Golden Scotch. My Maraie. Cardigan. Sandy Pam. Joyce W. Alemannia. Burning Twig. Floral Gift also ran. FOURTH $2,500: elm.: 4-yr. up: 6 fur. Princess Eire. 99 (W. M Cook). $10.10. S2.90. $2 40 I.ikeasnot. 114 (P. Giflord) . . .S2.40. S2.20 Red Board. 115 IF Kenneyi 2.0 'lime 1114 5 Beconrt Attempt, fluid lofh, l-nnthorn. Vale. 1-ou AWIrlrh also ran HTM I. (Kill; rim: 4 yr Ac tip. 1,'. ml I'll I u i. r 11. 11)1 Penboilvi. SJJ.OO. 17 0. tlO 10 Complex. 10 U Turner) 14.90. V0 Dauntless Gal. 108 it'.. J. Martin).. S6.60 Time 14B 3-5. Gila Water. Qtiatre Call Bronze Medal. Wise Friz. Sweet Talers. Fast Freight, Stelan, Jhansi, Demos also ran. SIXTH S3. 500: hden - 4-yr. no: 1 ml Colosal. 119 R. Nash). S3.SO.S2.60.S2.30 Gold Bull. 119 '.1. Stout) S3. 70. $2.80 Dog O'Sullivan. 110 H. Woodhouse . . $3.40 Time 1.44 1-5. Bill Ross. Red rompon, East Light, Free As Air also ran. SEVENTH S2.500: elm.: 4-yr. As up: about IV. miles. Phorarinv. 115 (J. TurnerV $4.00. S2.50. $2.50 W. K. Kelly. 115 G. Porchi. . . $2.50. $2.50 1 Connuer. 115 C. Roaersi . $6.10 Time 2.0 1-5. Conformable. Cross Bavou. Lord Jim. Giaolbury. Madracen also ran. EIGHTH $2,400; elm.: 4-yr. olds & UP 1 miles. 1T.YnritHnil 110 I.T R l.avtoni. $6.30, $3.50. S3.20 Pene. 105 (J. Duff) $4.50. $4 00 War Wise. 107 (C. Peabody) $4.40 Time 1 49 Single Gleam. Miss Boblink Mattie Brown, Jubilee Gem. Black Ra. Trim Stepper, Blue Frost. Challlse, Slell also ran. Help Peacock nary glasses. Teacock, who also plays baseball, has one more game in which to test his new-found has kclhall scoring prowess Ihe Har vard contest, here Saturday night. Lavelli Seeks Second Place New York, March 11 (IP) Col lege basketball's individual scoring race has narrowed down to the effort of Yale's Tony Lavelli to dis lodge Iowa's Murray Wier from second place. Latest statistics from Ihe National Collegiate Athletic Rureaii show Norm llankins, of Lawrence Tech, has virtually clinched top honors with an average of 22.3. The first five major college scores, for games through last Saturday: Name Team O F G. F L. T P. A V Hanklnn. l.awr'ce Th ? 214 111 579 22 3 Wler. Iowa 19 152 05 30!) 21.0 Lavelli. Yal .. 25 185 152 522 20 9 Vsndeweghe. Colgate 18 131 113 375 20 R Kudeika, St. M. tCal.) 24 193 103 489 20.1 firti-f-'r trrr-ffiir nrYTfTir fr1foiift4f'lrt 11 iuiwfiiTinwiim 1 1 1 imtt in J Sunpapers photo Mottar RACK FOR ItASKKT -PhiiI Huston, of Chicago lags (with ball), nils in undef Ballinmre basket, vrith Dick Sclmlz, of Bullets, in hot pursuit last niglil at the Coliseum. The basket allcnipt failed. Sxxulilit On Sports htttt tty JESSE A. MYTIIICl 51, Sport Fditor AN INTERESTING letter has been received from John T. Clifford, a retired navy man now living in Los Angeles. He writes: "I was the captain and manager of the first team Babe Ruth ever played on. He was my left-handed catcher. "Back in 130!) or 1910 Brother Matthias spoke to the boys in No. 1 dormitory at. St. Mary's Industrial School. He told us he was taking me, a second baseman, off the Red Sox because that team at the school was too strong. "He made me captain and man ager of the weakest team in the school league. I was ordered to obtain the services of any boy not al the time playing baseball. "I waited until the next day to talk to three ifoys who were a little young. But these boys could play ball because I had practiced with them. We batted and fielded together quite often. "We liked, especially, to cover the bases and throw to each other. Ruth was one of these boys and he always wanted to cover home. I covered second and the Conway boys covered first and third. We perfected our throwing arms by aiming belt high and through the middle. "The first game we played after these boys joined my team was with the White Sox. and Ruth was my left-handed catcher. We finished close to the Ren Sox in the standing at the end of the season. "I doubt, if Ruth ever would hitve played baseball if Brother Mat thins had not made me captain and man ae"r of that weak team and made me look up boys who were not plaving at the time. "I would like to hear fiom the bovs who plaved on the White Sox those years. Those I remember are Ruth, the Conway boys and another Dlaver who was in our outfield Navy Olympic Ouintrt Hows In Denver, 68-17 Denver. Col., March 11 (IP) The United Stales Navy Olympics 24 game winning streak was snapped tonight by the Coors Brewers, of Golden, Col., who took an easy fi8-to-47 decision over the visiting Middies. Sorely missing two regulars, the Navy cagers also lacked 4 he height to handle the Coors' giant, Le Major, around the boards. Major hit 23 points during the first half. but was blanketed during the sec ond stanza. The loss all but blasted the Olympics hopes for finishing well up the lists in next week's A.A.U national championships to he played in Denver, NAVY OLYMPICS fOGRfl OP HOI DEN a. McM hon.f . 6 Carroll. I.. 3 Nelson.I . 2 Duden.c. . 3 Brawley.c. 0 Dick. . 2 Fons. a.... 1 F. T.I O. P. T 4- 6 Ifi Emcrv.f. . 2 2-2 6 0- 2 fv Hefli.f 3 2- 2 R 2- 3 5 Nuckolls I 1) 0- 2 0 2- 6 R Fuller. f. . 4 3-5 11 0-1O Maior.c. . 9 5- 5 23 5- 7 9 Onen'der.a 2 1-25 C- 4 2 Morl rnv.a 5 0- 0 10 Sharn.a. . 0 0-0 0 'Loftuy.R. 11-13 Dasovlch.a 10-02 Totals 17 13-29 47 Score bv halves: Navy Rhies Cooi s ol tiolden Tom Is .27 14-19 BB 2 2247 2rt oB Swimming: Coach Resigns New York, March 11 (IP) Francis P. Wall. New Y'ork University swimming coach for 17 years, has resigned, efTeclive at the end of the current season. He will remain with the school as director of physical training. f.: f named Sammy. They can write me at 226 West Thirty-seventh street, Los Angeles 7, Cal. istttt Secreet SAMMY SECREET, Pittsburgh boxer who meets Terry Moore in the main ten-round bout of the Century Club boxing card at the Coliseum Monday night, engaged in a ring rarity back in 1941. Se creet met Pat Carroll in Detroit, and both landed punches to the jaw simultaneously. Both hit the floor. The referee started his count. closely watching both fighters, and to his amazement he reached ten before either was able to rise. He ruled it a double knockout. Secreet has fought three times this year and has added a victory, a draw and a loss to his record. He defeated Ernie Forte, drew with Frankie Ross and was nosed out in his most recent scrap by Jimmy Sanders, who has an unbeaten mark. it . - This An' That IN TRIS SPEAKER S early years as manager oi me innians. ine I'ribe was playing in St. Louis. The right-field bleacher fans behind Bobby Roth were antagonistic and one of them threw a pop bottle at Bobby, who promptly threw it back." writes Henry P. Edwards, of Cleveland Plain Dealer. "After the game, I remarked to Speaker: 'Roth should not have thrown that bottle Into the bleachers, lie might have hit an Innocent spectator.' " 'There are no Innocent spectators in the right -field bleachers in St. Louis,' retorted Spoke." dijd "What is the real name of Kid Gavilan. the Cuban welterweight?" asks a fan. Answer Gerardo Gonzales. r r Another wants to know Ty Cobb's highest batting average. Ty batted .420 in 1911. collecting 248 hits in 591 times at bat. 6 r ft- Do You Know That LEON AMES, who pitched for the New York Giants. in 1905. set the all time record for wild pitches? Ames threw 30 pitches his catcher could not handle. Horsemen Plan In Ocean Search For Jockey Miami. Fla.. March 11 (IP) Horsemen and the Navy today took up the search for Jockey Albert Snider and two companions who have been missing at sea for six days on a fishing trip. Naval reserve pilots at Miami received permission to engage in the hunt, and several were reported to have hunted in the Thousand Island group near Cape Sable, the Florida Keys and a large section of the Gulf of Mexico today. The Reserve was augmented by private planes chartered by horsemen and friends of the missing men. Lost with Snider are C. H. (Tobe) Trotter. Miami horse trainer, and Donald Frazier, Toronto (Can.) business man. The horsemen are expected to SEEDED STARS WIN IN TENNIS National Indoor Tourney Be gins In New York New York, March 11 (IP) Seed ed stars got little more than a workout today as play in the forty-fifth national indoor tennis championships opened with 15 matches in the men's singles division. The first day's battling on the boards of the 7th Regiment Armory sent the field almost half way through the initial round but produced nothing in the nature of an upset. New Yorkers Bill Talbert. Irvin Dorfman and Ed McGrath and Frank Bowden, of Madison, N.J.. seeded domestic players, reached the second round easily, along with Henri Rochon, of Montreal, only seeded foreigner to play today. Talbert Beats Krais Talbert, top-seeded favorite to take the title vacated by Jack Kramer, breezed past Fred Krais, of Pelhem Manor. N.Y., fi-0. 6 1. Dorfman. former Eastern Intercollegiate champion from Yale who is ranked second, turned back Jim Gates, of Great Neck, N.Y'.. 6-0. 6 2. McGrath. 21-year-old. Brooklyn player who holds the Eastern in door title and is seeded third, eliminated Ed Jacobs, of New York, former Dartmouth star, 6 1, 6-3. Bowden, ranked eighth and the only other seeded domestic player to appear today, ousted Hamilton Albough, Jr., of Short Hills, N.J., 6-0, 6-1. Rochon Ranks Fifth Rochon, a left-hander from the Canadian Davis Cup forces, disposed of Don Wheaton, of Pelham. N.Y.. also a southpaw, b-t). o-.j. Rochon is ranked fifth in the foreign seedings behind Marcel Bernard and Jean Borotra. of France: Armando Viera, of Brazil and Vinicius Rurac, of Romania, all of whom are scheduled to play first round matches tomorrow. Talbert's opponent in the second round Saturday will be Dr. Reginald S. Weir, of New Y'ork. first Megro ever to appear in a national ehamDionshio sponsored by the (Cortinued on Paq 20, Column 6 To Use Blimp use a blimp in the search tomorrow m-oviding the winds are favorable The Jockey tiuiid and ine Horsemen's Benevolent and Prolective Association jointly offered $1,000 for finding each of the missing men, dead or alive. An additional $500 was offered to anyone locating the 16-foot plywood boat they werel in when they disappeared Iriday.! Three friends earlier had offered $5,000 for information leading to their safe return. The Coast Guard called off a prolonged search Tuesday. However, all surface craft and passing planes were asked to watch for the missing trio. Snider had just been obtained under verbal contract to ride for Calumet Farm and was scheduled t i ride Citation in the Kentucky i Derby. FOUL KEEPS LOSERS FROM TIEING SCORE Seminoffs Last-Minute Goal Disallowed By Referee B.A.A. League Last Night's Scores Bullets, 86; Chicago, S3. Philadelphia. 92; St. Louis, 74 Wher They Play Today OPEN DATE Bullet Schedule Tomorrow Philadelphia at Baltimore (Bullets he three aamei remaining.) Standing Of The Teams WEST I EAST W. L C. W T. v r St. Louis 27 17 .614!New T'k 2S 20 .55 Chicaao 27 17 .614 Phil hla 25 20 BUL ETS 2 19 .57 Boston 18 27 4 on Was ton 23 20 .535 Provl ce 8 37 .140 Bt SEYMOUR S. SMITH The Baltimore Bullets defeated the Chicago Stags. 86 to 83, at the Coliseum last night in a Basketball Association of America contest. Stepping ahead on Dick Schulz's field goal 61 to 59 midway of the third period, the Bullets led throughout the remaining time1, al though the visitors in the last 70 seconds narrowed the local's margin to 84 to 83. Paul Huston made the field goal which cut the lead to one point with 24 seconds remaining. Chick Reiser countered with a foul shot 85 to 83 but Buddy Jeannette fouled Hustorr. The clock showed only ten seconds left. Penalty Halts Sco.e Huston missed the free throw at tempt and Stan Miasek failed in an attempt to drop In the rebound only to have Jim Seminoff, Stag captain, gain possession of the ball as anxious hands slapped it around, and to push it through the ring. But Referee Lou Eisenstein ruled no goal and instead called a personal foul on Seminoff. Cleg-gie Hermsen stepped to the foul line and made his try to give the Bullets their 3-point lead. Chicago had only three seconds in which to get the ball down the court. The two teams waged an even battle through the first half, which wound up 45 to 45. Matters continued the same way during the opening nine minutes of the second half. Bullets Go Ahead Then Schulz made his fourth straight basket without a miss. The field goal broke a 59-to-59 deadlock, and Reiser's charity shot, which followed immediately afterward, sent the Bullets three points ahead. 62 to 59. Paced by Schulz. Connie Sim mons and Cleggie Hermsen, Baltimore kept in front the rest of the way, with Chicago waiting until the closing minute and ten seconds to make its bid. Meinbold Paces Bullets Carl Meinhold led the Bullets In the scoring column with 16 points all of which he produced in the first two periods. Simmons was one point behind, while Schulz. who made five baskets in a row before missing, tallied 13 and Reiser 11. Max Zaslofsky. hustling star for the visitors, took point getting honors, however, with 25. with Teammate Stan Miasek second in line with 23. BULLETS CHICAOO G. Hoffman. f 3 P, T ZasioffkT.l 7 11-13 2S 3- 5 9 Miasek. t . 7 0- 1 Ifi Otlmur.c. . 4 1- 1 13 Huston. c 3 1- 2 15 Semtnofl.a 6 2- 3 B Vance . 2 3- 5 7. S- 7 1 1 i 3- 3 7i 8-11 22 Meinhold. t 8 Sch'!l7..f . 6 2- 2 10 1- 3 7 2- 2 14 1-3 5 Simmons. e 7 Hermsen. c. 3 1 4W)S,( . . 2 Heiscr.a 3 Jeannette 2 TC 1 34 1 8-27 Hi Tola Is 29 ?5-34 83 Score by periods' BUTiETe ... 22 23 23 18 8 Chlcaao . 18 27 19 1983 Nonscorers: Clucaso Rottner, Sehadier. The Y.M.C.A. basketball team edged the Y.M.H.A.. 35 to 32. in the preliminary to even their series at game apiece. y m v.M n A. o f T i o T Sfelber f . & O- J lO'Olush'o I 3- S 1 Hovlan.f.. 1 0- 1 2 V Klein I 2 1- 2 S Malnrkl.C J 1- 4 5Jasic.kT f 3 0-1, Jacobs.c . 2 0-.0 4 C Klein.c 0 1-31 Belt. ... 2 3- 4 7 Portney.a 2 O- 2 4 Tate . 3 1-2 7 Cohen. it 3 1-17 Veechio.t. 0 0- 0 0 Siim'fteld.i 10-32 iKiitenicg. o o- l o Totals 15 5-14 35! Totals 13 6-18 32 Score bv periods: Y.M.C.A 1 10 Y.M HA... 8 5 Non.rorers: Y.M.C.A. M. 7 11 35 '9 1Q 32 y.m H A. Keek. Turk. Philadelphia Warriors Beat St. Louis 92-74 Philadelphia, March 11 (IP) Both divisions of the Basketball Association of America were deadlocked again tonight as the Philadelphia Warriors scored a 92-to-74 victory over St. Louis at the Arena. The victory elevated the Warriors to a first-place tie in the East- em division with New York. St. Louis remained tied for the top rung in the Western division with , the Chicago Stags, who lost to Baltimore. Joe Fulks netted 12 field goals and 7 fouls for 31 points to lead the Warriors, while Ariel Maughn topped the losing Bombers with 13. bt. lou i piinriKi run P T tl 3- 4 5 Kleh'an f I 1-7 9 KanlnwIK.r 3 1- 1 9 Fulk 1 12 3- 4 9 Crossin.f . . 0 1- 3 3 Halbert.e 5 3-4 11 Beenders.c. 0 2- 4 4 DaUmar.c 3 1- 1 13 O'Brien. 1 3- 3 lLSeneskT.a. 5 Must.!.... S P T 0-0 2 2- 3 8 7- 9 31 0-0 0 3- 4 13 0-0 0 4- 5 1A 0-0 2 3-4 13 3- 3 13 norha.f. . l.otan ( ., Piitman f Rothen'i.c Martin, ft Mausrhn.a Roux.a. . . Total!. 25 24-32 741 Totals 35 22-28 93 Score b halves: Philadelphia , St. Louis 1 37 3192 3774 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Invitation Tournament St Louis 9 Bo Una Green. 53 W. Kentucky 68 L Salle l N.A.I.B. Tournament Hamline 0 Manhattan 51 Louisville . 85 Beloit, ... .6 C.I.A.A. Tournament Howard . , 58 Vtramia Biate 43 HC Cnlleae . 70 rtela re fit " e H Vtralnla I'nion 81 Winainn-B Trh 41 West Va- Stat. 58 Joluium C. Sin 24 econd made him eligible.

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