The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on May 3, 1938 · 27
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Tuesday, May 3, 1938
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BILL HENRY SAYS: .-V ' . Picture of a man trying to catch up with himself after three or four days up in the Ojai Valley . . . and, by the way, you should have seen the fishermen lined up along, the banks of the Sespe for the opening of the trout season. HITHER THITHER DEPT Mike Lyman, restaurateur, drove all the way to Inyo for the opening of the trout season, flailed the stream from dawn till noon without a nibble and then drove home and ate chicken . :''-.. Tom (Snow White) Gallery is back from a visit wi t h Featherweight Champ Henry Armstrong at Hot Springs . . . Paul Damski, manager of Heavyweight Gun-nar Barlund and Walter Neusel, is all set for a trip to Europe at the end of the month to handle Neusel in his London fight with Tommy Farr- . . . Neusel got better than, $20,000 for whipping Ben Foord on the other-half of the main event in which Schmeling stopped Steve Dudas in Hamburg, Germany, the other day . . . British Wightman Cup tennis girls fiavo a nhvKiral instrtictor to f help them get in shape to beat I our gals over in Wimbledon. I FELLOW-SCRIBBLERS i v uu w uuiu nave tiivviiit n" fo many people would come to a poor scribe's assistance when he asks for help?. Found the desk covered with 'folks offering me data on Jim Thorpe's decathlon record, including a helpful soul from Ari- Lzona and one from Chicago . . . Mercy, how this paper does get around . , . . Columnist Ed Sullivan took me to task for a little jab at what he calls' his dear Broadway and the net result, as far as I'm concerned of having his column roasting me published in New York, Is two letters from folks back on Broadway telling me that they aren't sure what I aid, but if Ed didn't like it, I must have been pretty nearly right v . Ho nurn- wnat a life we columnists lead . . . nobody loves us and we can't even get along with each other. THE riGSKINNERS Only time can tell whether or not he has made a good move but Coach Howard Jones certainly has made ajot of friends among stanch Trojan fans by Splitting up his backfield assignments so that the quarterback doesn't have to do everything but help the boys put on "then; pants ... Up at Washington they're grooming Rudy Mucha, the 210-pound sophomore back, to play fullback or right half . . . Al Cruver, demon Husky fullback for two years, isn't doing much in spring practice because of an injured shoulder ... Grapevine reports from Stanford's spring football Indicate an outburst of Aggressiveness on the part of tne iteasKins as liny momnm is loaded "down with big, fast backs. v imnsR WHISPERS V Hosscribe Paul Lowry writes That he found a chap named Jlendoza who fought Bert Co-ima in the four-round days at Vernon living at Acapulco, JMex,, and eating and sleeping rpcularlv and working occasion- I- u any wnai mure cuwu hhjuho esk? . , . Grapevine from Hot Springs says that Henry Armstrong actually weighs 1 10 pounds right now and will weigh not less than 135 or 13G against Barney Ross . . . Sportscribe Arch Ward of Chicago Is touring Yurrop and hav ing a swell time, he says . . . Max Schmeling had a look at .the official films of the 193G Olympic Games the other day end pronounces 'cm the finest athletic films ever made which they certainly are ... I see that Lenl Rlefenstahl, the feminine genius who took 'em, got a fat award In cash for the job. OURT CHATTER We have never had as many ie young tennis players as at esent . , . Perhaps we don t we the 1938 national junior j iiampion in our midst out we have the finest crop of 15, 16 and 17-year-oids we've ever naa i , . Dorothy Bundy leaves next Saturday for Wimbledon . . . A lot of people think Sid Wood ought to be No. 2 on the Davis Cup team and his three- V set win over Budge at Berkeley V Sunday will add to the move-Lment . . . Howard Kinsey says Helen Wills Moody will positive-I ljLwin Wimbledon and will take lit 1 to 3 against the field May Sutton won six nixed doubles titles, Mary jne won five and now Dor- Bundy has won four in ysion ... Simpson Sins-- ih with six mixed doubles 1.1 l 1.. ... (v uua 13 iwi wnijf man nmnn Ouiy uocg, wnonas live wins I now Quite a batch of Southern Callfornlans Is play ing In the State tournament at Berkeley this week and will re- U turn here for the annual South ern California championships at the Los Angeles Tennis Club beginning May I t. , DIMAGGIO CLOUTS HOMER, YANKS WIN, 3-2 New York Slugger Hammers Out Second Circuit Clout in Two Days WASHINGTON, May 2. (P) Given a severe shaking-up by Manager Joe McCarthy, the New York Yankees came through with ten hits today and just managed to nose out the Senators, 3 to 2. Joe DiMaggio hit his second home run in two days in the fourth inning. Frank Crosetti's two-bagger, his first hit in thirty-one trips to the plate, and Bill Knickerbocker's single accounted for the first Yankee run in the third, and doubles by Tom Henrich and Bill Dickey in the fifth brought home the other. s The shake-up in the batting or der dropped Lou Gehrig to sixth place, where he got a single, his sixth hit of the season, and moved DiMaggio into the cleanup spot. Monte Pearson got credit for the victory, but had to be relieved in the eighth with two on and one out. Johnny Murphy issued a pass to fill the bases, then got the next two batters to fly out. NEW YORK WASHINGTON ABHOA ABHOA C' 1 3 2 S 2 4 1 K'b'cher,2b 4 2 4 5 LfWls,3b 5 1 2 I Henrich. rf 5 13 0 Wrlght.rf 5 3 10 DiM' 12 0 5 1112 2 11 3 0 0 0 110 0 Travis.ii 2 112 14 0 Myer,2b 2 0 2 6 Dlclcey.c Hoaclf D'gren,3b Pearson. p 10 1 R.lerrell.e 3 0 4 0 0 0 2 Deshonf.p 2 113 Murphy, p 0 0 0 Bluege.i 10 0 0 Kohlman, p 0 0 11 Case.r.s 1 0 0 0 Weaver, 4 0 0 0 0 Total 35 10 27 U Totals 31 9 27 16 I Batted for Deshone In 1th. iz Batted lor Kohlman in 8th. SCORE BY INNINGS New York 0 0 1 1 1 000 03 Washington .0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 02 8UMMARY Errors Travis, 2; Wright, Dahlgren, Dl. Maggio. Runs batted in Knickerbocker, DiMaggio. Dickey. Lewis. Two-base hits Dickey. 2; Crosottt, Henrich, Knickerbocker. Three-base hit Almada. Home run DiMaggio. Sacrifice Pearson. Double plays Pearson to Crosettt to Gehrig; Pearson to Knickerbocker to Gehrig Left on basest New York, 10; Washington, 10. Bases on balls oif Pearson, 4; Murpny, 1; Deshong, 4. Struck out By Pearson. 1: Deshont. 3. Hits Off Pearson. 8 in 7 1-3 Innings: Deshong. 9 in 7; Murphy. 1 In 1 1-3: Kohlman. 0 in 1: Weaver. 1 in 1. Wild pitch Deshong. Winning Ditch er Pearson. Losing pitcher Deshong. Um pires Rolls ana Moriarty. Time oi game 2h. Bin. Attendance 10.000. HILARIOUS HENRY RILES BRITONS LONDON, May 2. (P)-Henry Cotton's nnnularitv riorlinod to new depths when the British! worked a mile in 1:38 last week, rt i. , i j . Uhe fastest ever turned in for Open golf champion failed toj h show up to compete in the Dun-j lop-Southport $500 tournament. Hilarious Henry entered but decided not to play because: (1.) He doesn't approve of a thirty-six-hole qualifying round (2.) He doesn't like short courses. (3.) The ground is too hard (4.) He's busy. The rest of the British golf pros resent his Independence be cause they say sponsors lose money on, tournaments in which he fails to compete and will in the future refuse to put up good purses if he maintains this atti tude. They insist the champion accepts all the advantage of his crown, but none of the responsibilities. They also say, off the record, Henry didn't give all the reasons for not competing. The main one, they say, is because he's putting so badly he hasn t even made his expenses in two major tournaments this year. Col. Garland Returns From Olympic Meet NEW YORK, May 2. WV-Col- onel William May Garland of Los Angeles and Frederic R. Coudet of New York, members of the International Olympic Committee, returned from Eu rope today aboard the Norman-die. With Avery Brundage of Chicago, they represented the United States at the I.O.C. convention in Cairo, Egypt, in March. Troy Wins Disputed Ten-Inning Decision Over Bruins, 7-5 University of Southern California defeated U.C.L.A. In ten innings yesterday at Sawtelle by a score of 7-5 but Bruin officials immediately protested the game to Clint Evans of California, president of the California Intercollegiate Baseball Association. ' After the Trojans broke the deadlock by shoving over two runs In their half of the tenth on John Ramsey's three-bagger, a balk, Wayne Murdock's triple 'rind Jack Brewer's single, hc Bruins came back and had two men on base when the disputed play, occurred. Stagehand Runs Today Derby Trial Lures Classy Field of Three-Year-Olds BY PAUL LOWRY LOUISVILLE (Ky.) May 2 (Exclusive) The cash customers who arrive early get two Ken tucky Derbies for the price of one this year the Derby Trial to morrow afternoon and the old Derby itself on Saturday. The situation is unique as well as unusual. For the first time since Col. Matt Winn created a Derby trial as a final tightener for the Blue Grass classic it has attracted a majority of the colts which figure to be formidable Derby contenders. Fighting Fox, winner of the Wood, will be one of the few who miss it He ar rives from New York today. Earle Sande's stretch-running Stagehand, winner of the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap, heads a field of ten which accepted the issue over the mile route. And with btage hand will go The Chief, who made his 1938 debut a winning one by victory in a six-furlong event at Churchill Downs last Saturday. CLASSY FIELD The field fairly reeks with class. II. M. Woolf's Lawrin, a win ner of Florida's Derby, will test Stagehand's mettle for one. it will be Stagehand's first race since he nosed out Seabiscuit in the $100,000 special. It will be Lawrin's second start since the Hialeah season, the Woolf colt having bowed to The Chief over a dull track a defeat that means nothing when you recall that he A. Tarn js sending Wise Fox, (winner of the Louisiana Derby, postward to get a piece oi ine Derbv trial loot, made a stake this year for the first time and endowed with a $2500 purse. DARK HORSE The remainder of the field Includes Greentree Stable's Redbreast, Milky Way Farm's Mountain Ridge, Bert Friend's Co-Sport, Mrs. F. J. Navin's Last Message, the only filly in the field; William R. OToole's Wise Barrister and Elooto. The latter is a dark horse which raced with fair distinction at Oak Lawn Park, but astonished the natives last week by spinning a mile in 1:38 2-5, finishing under a slight pull. He is a Pompey colt whereas his running mate, Wise Barrister, which has yet to win his salt, is a son of Wise Counsellor, and, as his breeding indicates, more sprinter than distance run ner. Redbreast was third to Calumet Farm's Bull Lea and Menow in the Blue Grass Stakes, and the Chicle colt is being given his final chance today to determine if he belongs in next Saturday's field. FAST WORKS Co-Sport raced at Hialeah last winter, and finished sixth to Lawrin In the Flamingo Stakes. Since that race he has worked impressively at Churchill Downs, a 1:54 3-5 mile and one-eighth trial last Friday indicating his fitness. If Mountain . Ridge fails to Turn to Tage 11, Column 6 With two out, Bill Gray on second and Hal Hirshon on first, Dave Hill came in as a pinch-hitter and drove the ball toward the pitcher's box. Bruins claimed the ball was deflected off Fltcher Brewer's glove before striking Hirshon but Field Umpire Chtng Duhm ruled the batted ball had hit Hirshon, calling him out and retiring the side. Umpire Dan Crowley called the game Immediately and the flood of protests from the Bruin side began. n Meanwhile the three Bruins Turn to 1'age 10, Column 8 MEYER BUILDS NEW SUPER-CHARGER Lou Meyer, only three-time new car which he will drive III . 'My Here is a view of the powerful motor which will transport the speed buggy over the tortuous 500-mile route the most gruelling event in auto racing. 3 r Here is the famous daredevil, whose record in the Indianapolis classic takes rank as one of the greatest feats in history of the sport, in his speed buggy. Tlmej photos by Charles MlUer Max Baer's Father Dies Heart Ailment Ends Life of Papa of Former Champion SAN LEANDRO, May 2. (JT) Jacob Baer, father of Max and Buddy Baer, heavyweight pugilists, died here today from a heart ailment. He was f3. Before coming to California in 1921 to engage In ranching at Livermore, the elder Baer lived In Denver, Colo., where two brothers, Max and Ben, reside. The family moved from Liver-more to San Leandro several years ago. Max, former heavyweight champion, was notified in Los Angeles and funeral arrangements were deferred pending his arrival. - Buddy Baer was at the bedside as were the widow," Mrs. Dora Baer; Mrs. Max Baer, two daughters, Mrs. Bernloe Young of San Leandro and Mrs. L. Santuccl of Livermore, and a foster son, August Sllva of San Leandro. Walker Triumphs BALTIMORE, May 2.' W)-Paulie Walker, Trenton. N. J., welterweight, won a spilt decision tonight from IOUis (Kid) Cocoa, New Haven, Ct., In a ten round bout TUESDAY MORNING, MAY winner of the classic Indianapolis race, is shown vith his in this year's Memorial Day event LOU MEYER LEAVES THIS WEEK FOR INDIANAPOLIS CLASSIC BY FRANK FINCH Up to his cars in cam shafts, calipers and carburetors in an obscure machine shop on West Sixty-second street, just as busy as a beaver, Is Lou Meyer, driv ing himself and assistants at a killing pace to ready his brand pew $16,000 chariot for the Me. morlal Day grind at Indian apolis. . The pride of Huntington Tark, only three-time winner of the 500-mlle classic, and his assist ants have been working night and day for weeks to put the super-charged thunderbolt Into "checkered Hag" form. Meyer fell three months behind schedule due to a series of misfortunes but with the aid of many a sleepless night and gallons of black coffee expects to have his buggy ready to van back East by the end of the week. STRONG SILENT MAN Col. Lindbergh is a regular chatterbox compared to Meyer when it comes to an interview, but you can easily tell that the blue-eyed veteran of the roaring road Is as enthusiastic over his new mechanical monster as a schoolboy with a new pet pup. It's .a brand new "job" from stem to stem and they've been working on it ever since last Au gust. Lou assembled it and gave cr the gun on a test pln otj 3, 1938. Muroc Dry Lake a week ago, Had 'er up to 130 miles an hour and was "tickled to death with its performance." Then he brought it baqk to Fred Often houscr's shop and tore it down for another of the endless series of checkups. HIS BEST CAR Brain child and joint product of four men, the car Is the best Meyer has ever driven, he says. Which Is high tribute, indeed, to the respective talents of Leo Goosen, designer, Myron Stevens, head mechanic and body de signer, and Fred Offenhouser, machinist. "We've all put an idea or two Into the car," said Meyer. "We'll run Into plenty of prob lems before the race;" Meyer continued, as he measured the clearance of a hand-tooled something-or-other at the base of the motor block. "It'll take time to get her rolling, and we're so late now, but I think she'll be ready." "Gesundhcit," added Stevens, Lou's head mechanic. BAN LIFTED Ten years ago Indianapolis officials ruled out Huperchargers. but the ban was lifted after lak year's race, much to Meyer's delight. 11c is a firm believer. In Turn to Tage 11, Column 1 GIANTS BEAT DODGERS FOR ELEVENTH IN ROW New York Keeps Winning Streak Intact as Melton Wins Fourth Game NEW YORK, May 2. () On home runs by Jim Ripple, Hank Leiber. arid Joe Moore and six-hit pitching by Southpaw Cliff Melton, the New York Giants today ran their winning streak to eleven straight with a 7-to-4 defeat of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The victory was the National League champions' sixth in as many meetings with the Dodgers, and sent them off on, their first western trip with a record of twelve triumphs in thirteen starts. They open a three-game series in Cincinnati tomorrow. Ripple clouted his homer, his fourth of the year, in the sixth inning. Two innings ' later he was carried to the clubhouse on a stretcher, after being hit on the back of the head by a wide pitch by Buck Marrow, third Dodger pitcher of the day. JUST A BUMP At first it was feared the injury had been severe, but a medical examination revealed nothing worse than a bump, and the right fielder was able to leave for the West with his teammates. Melton's victory was his fourth in a row. He shut out Brooklyn with two hits through the first six innings, gave up one run on an error, a stolen base, a long fly and a single by Leo Durocher in the seventh, and three more in the eighth, when he gave his only base on balls and was nicked for two sin gles and a triple by Ernie Koy. He struck out seven, fanning Johnny Hudson three times and Dolph Camilli twice. BIG LEAD The Giants opened their scor ing in the first, cettini? one run on two walks, a single and a forceout. A single, a hit batsman and two Ions flies cave them another in the third, and in the sixth they took a 5-0 lead when RinDle led off with a homer, Ott singled and Leiber followed with his fourth four-bagger. Moore's home run inside the park made it 6-1 in the seventh. and a base on balls and singles ny Moore and Bartell brought in the final tallv in the elehth Frort Fitzsimmons, who pitched the nrst six innings, was charged with the defeat. BROOKLYN ah u e NEW YORK A . ABHOA 4 2 1 Hudson,2b 4 Knv.rf A u Mnore if 4 3 3 2 0 Rlpp'e, rf 1 Berrer.rf 0 Ott. 3b 3 Lelber.ff 1 M'O'thy.lh 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 n 4 miyier.rr 4 D' 4 5 1 Enlih.3b 4 2 Oil A spencer. e 1 Chloraii,2b 0 1 3 0 Dnnnlnir.c 3 Ch'vlnko.e Kltss'ns.p Pntter.n . Bmrk.x Marrow.p t 7 0 0 Melton. p 4 1 0 S o A 0 n o Totala 34 6 24 8 Totals 3512 27 11 xx Run for Spencer In 8th' Xxx Batted for Chervlnko In 9th. SCORE BY INNIN03 Brooklyn 00 0000 1 3 04 New York 10100311 X 7 SUMMARY , ErJ!:?rs t",?i"f - Bortell. Run, batted In Ott. 2; Ripple. Leiber. 2: Durocher. Moore. Hawett, Kojr. 2; Bartell. Two-baae hits Camilli, Melton. Three-base hit Kor. Home runs Ripple, Leiber, Moore. Stolen baseKoT. Left on bases New X?JkU,9;, Brooklyn, 4. Raxes on ball Off FllMlmmona. 2; Melton, 1; Marrow, 1. Struck out B ntMlmmoru, 1: Mel-ton, 7: Potter, 1: Marrow. 1 Hlla Off fltzslmmona, 7 In 8 Inning; Potter, 3 In 1: Marrow. 3 In 1. Hit by pitcher By Ftalmmons Bartell;) Marrow (Rip. Pie. Lolni Ditcher Fltfslmmnns Umplren Ptewart. B'ark and Barr. Time of ame 2h. 10m. Attendance 12.0R8. Frank Gablcr Joins White Sox Club CHICAGO, May 2. (P)-The Chicago White Sox were en route east today with another pitcher Frank Gabler of the Boston Bees slated to join their ranks. Gabler, a right hander who also has played with the New York Giants, was obtained today by the Sox on waivers. Gabler went from the Giants to the Bees in the Wally Berger deal. He won four and lost seven for Boston last year. Sam Chapman Signs Contract With Philadelphia Athletics BERKELEY, May 2. (tf)-Sam Chapman, University of Cali fornia's great batting and fielding star, will step Into major league baseball after his graduation next week, joining the American League Philadelphia Athletics. Chapman would not discuss terms of the contract, but he was understood to have received o bonus of $8500 to tslgn. It was expected he would join the Ath letics around May 15. An all-around athlete, Chap man , won ail-American football honors as a halfback with the Golden Bears last fall. A 200-pounder, he stands ylx feet tall and -ds epeedy afoot. He bats and throws right handed. Chapman alternated at right . Stars Face Loop-Leaders Portland Beavers in Local Bow Tonight; Osborne Hurls Opener BY BOB RAY Battling Bill Sweeney and Portland Beavers, who are leading the Pacific Coast League campaign at this stage of the game, make their 1938 bow to local fans tonight when they open a three-game series with Red Killefer's shootin Stars at Wrigley Held. The Portlanders, who have been setting a steady pace all season, are reputed to have the heaviest-hitting outfield in the circuit. Also, Skipper Sweeney has a lot of new faces to present to local fans this year. In fact, there are more newcomers on the squad than there are old hands. NEW FACES On the infield Joe Morrissey and Irv Jeffreys, who hold down second and third base, respectively, are new hands. George Dickey, the lanky brother of the Yankee catcher, Bill Dickey, has been acquired to assist Bill Cro-nin with the receiving, while newcomers in the outer garden are Eddie Wilson, center fielder from Brooklyn, and Harry Rosenberg, the slugging left fielder whom Owner Ed Schefter bought from Hollywood last winter. Sweeney, who holds down first base when he isn't riding a char-ley-horse, alternates at the initial sack with Johnny Frederick. And when Johnny moves in to play first, Steve Coscarart takes over the right-field duties. Dud Lee, still going as strong as ever, is back at short and it looks a3 if they'll have a hard time ever getting him out. Bulk of the Portland pitching so far has been done by Ad Lis-ka, the submariner; Bill Thomas, Southpaw George Darrow from Birmingham, Whitey Hilcher, Joe Hare and Bill Radonits. RED FEARS 'EM NOT In spite of all this high -class talent, Red Dog Killefer fears not the Beaver invasion. The Holly- woodcrs loked right smart last week when they tumbled the Angels in four out of six games. and the club is perking along now that Bill Norman has got his eye on the ball. I he Stars have played very consistent ball all season. Thev've never lost a series by more than a one-game margin, and as a result they are only a single contest back of the league-leading Portlanders. That will make this three-game series one for first place. Wayne Osborne, the bespectacled curve-ball specialist, will go to the mound for Hollywood this evening. Either Lefty Darrow or Radonits is expected to pitch for the Oregonians. CGSCARART MISSED Killefer hopes to get Joe Coscarart, his thlrd-sacker and the club's leading hitter, back into the line-up this week. While Joe's been on the sick list, Osky Slade has been filling in nicely at the hot corner, but Slade's bat lacks the power of the Coscarart club. While the Stars and Beavers Turn to Page 11, Column 3 field and third base this season, with on average of .308 In batting and .957 In fielding. His eighteen stolen bases led the Intercollegiate league, and he led his team with runs batted In with thirty-five. Ho batted well over .400 in 193.". Negotiations were by telegraph and telephone. Chapman had planned to wait until the conclusion of his team's eastern . barnstorming tour In June before signing, but his team mates and coach, Clint Evans, urged, him to join the Athletics immedt-atcly and forego the eastern tour, He intends to make baseball his lite work. Chapman lives with his mother at Tiburon, on the north Ehor of San Francisco Bay, t "

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