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MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 19, 1943 S fronts 'Pmadg, Casey Stengel and Grantland Rice sat in the warm sun at Santa Anita and talked about baseball, occasionally taking time out to cash their tickets at the win wickets. "It's been a long time since you hit those two home runs in the 1923 series, Casey," said Mr. Rice, "what about the game of baseball has changed most since then?" Stengel's circuit clouts won the only two games the Giants copped from the Yankees in that subway series. He batted .417 in that blue-ribbon event, an even .400 the year before and .364 in the 1918 series while with Brooklyn. He manages Oakland now, as every Coast fan knows. v TITCHIXG BETTER "I'm not one of those old-timers who thinks everything was better in the good old days," replied StengeL "There was better bunting in the old days and I believe there was better pitching. The distance hitters of today definitely are better. -Of course, there's a reason for that the lively balL And the pitchers of today can't rough up the ball a3 the old-timers did. Believe me, that makes a whale of a difference. "Major league baseball of the past four years is not top grade basebalL You know that because you saw the last World Series. But baseball still is prosperous because the fans like the game so much. CHIDES MAJORS "And let me tell you something about baseball on the Pacific Coast. We will get major league rating sooner than a lot of folks think. All we have to do is enlarge our park3 and retain some of our star players. . "If the majors are so sure we don't deserve this rating why do they keep sending their scouts out here to 'steal' our players? "The weather's another wonderful asset we have which the majors can't come close to matching. When 1 was managing at Boston we had eight bad Sundays out of 12 during one season at home. Here it's almost impossible to get rained out on a Sunday. MISSED THE BOAT "The men who control the major leagues fare just sore because they forgot to buy franchises out this way. They hate to admit they overlooked this fertile territory. They own a majority of the clubs in the By B RAVEN DYER International League and American Association yet we outdraw 'em by a wide margin all the time." Casey stopped long enough to discover that he had stabbed a winner in the third, and then was off again, and running: "When we cart keep our star players there'll be no limit to the number of people we can draw. Every time Bob Chesnes, the Seal star, pitched against us last year we had 5000 or 6000 additional fans." RAH FOR CHESXES . Mr. Rice interrupted . . . "How will Chesnes and that catcher, Eddie Fitzgerald, do with the Pirates?" "They'll do quite all right," said Casey, "both of them. Chesnes is the best fielding pitcher I've seen in years. Both he and Fitzgerald are very fast on their feet, they are keen about the game and they are smart ballplayers. I would say that both definitely will make the grade. "Who do I like in the big league races? Well, if their pitchers and catchers hold up, I like the Cards in the National League. But that's quite an 'if because so many Card pitchers have had arm trouble in recent years. PICKS YANKEES "Most baseball men seem to string with the Red Sox in the American League. But not me. Give me the Yankees. Why? Primarily because of Joe ' Page, their great relief hurler. "Remember when the Yankees had Fireman Johnny Murphy? And when Bucky Harris had Fred (Firpo) Mar-berry at Washington? They made quite a difference, didn't they? I think it'll be the same with the Yankees again this year. They have a sound ball club anyway and with Page to win those close games I think they'll nose out the Red Sox. But it should be quite a race." "What about your Oakland club?" I asked the Acorn mastermind. "Looks like San Francisco and Los Angeles all over again," replied Casey with a wink. "But we'll be in there from the start. Training down here at San Fernando should make a big difference. We were at Boyes Springs last year and I don't want to knock Northern California but the weather up there in the spring just doesn't compare with what we get down here." Mr. Stengel a prominent Glen-dale resident. KITTS, VIRGINIA POLY GRID COACH, RESIGNS BLACKSBURG (Va.) Jan. 18. CP) James R. (Jimmy) Kitts, the drawling Texan who became head football coach at Virginia Polytechnic Institute here in 1941, resigned that post today because of what he termed "mis-fortunate happenings that occurred last j'ear." Kitts, whose three-year contract had another year to run, declined to comment further on the "misfortunate happenings . . but added that "I think it best for all concerned that I tender my resignation as head U.S. Loses in Skate Trials ST. MORITZ (Switzerland) Jan. 18. (iP) Hiyo Chang Lee, Korean speed-skating hope for the winter Olympic Games, won his second international trial to-dav when he captured a 1500- meter race from a crack field, j Lee won a 5000-meter test yes-terday and this afternoon he pped the 1500 meters in 2m. 24s. j to beat out 17 entries from four : nations. j Second place was taken by the 20-year-old Dutch surprise, Cees Broekman, while Americans annexed the next six positions. Broekman was timed in 2m. 25.4 s. Third place went to John Werket. Minneapolis, 2m. 25.6s., followed by Ray Blum, Nutley, N..1 , 2m. 25.8s.: Del Lamb, Milwaukee, 2m. 26.3s.; Ken Henry, Chicago, 2m. 26.7s.: Ken Bartholomew. Minneapolis, 2m. 26.8s., and Sonny Rupprecht, St. Louis, 2m. 29.7s. football coach at Virginia Polytechnic Institute." W. L. (Monk) Y'ounger, Tech's athletic director, said the athletic council had accepted the resignation. Younger made no comment regarding Kitts successor. The Tech athletic council is expected to meet some time Monday and probably will take up the matter of hiring a new coach. Indications were that an announcement might be made either Monday night or early Tuesday. Dissatisfaction over "the present coaching staff" had been expressed by students and alumni during the 1947 football season on two or three occasions.. On Oct. 25. the day of Tech's homecoming, the field house and administration building sidewalks were painted with such signs as "We've got the material; we need the. builders": "We need a new coaching staff" and "Give Kitts a free hand." Hansen Cops Midget Race Crowd of 1 5,455 Sees 100-Lap Auto Classic in Coliseum BY JACK CURXOW Moving up from fifth posi tion to lead on the 24th lap, Mel Hansen tooled one of the Rex Mays Offies to victory in the 100-lap main event which inaugurated 1948 3-A midget racing yesterday at the Coli seum before 15,455 fans. His winning time was 30m. 59.92s, Trailing the. hard-driving Hansen to the wire were Johnny McDowell, Chick Barbo and Norm Holtkamp. False Starts Two false starts marked the feature race, with cars spin ning and forcing a third start before they got away on the century grind. McDowell spun on the pylon turn, canceling the first start. Then on the second attempt to get under way, six cars tangled in the other cor ner. Jack McGrath, a favorite with the hot-rod and W.R.A. big-car fans, came out of the mix-up' with a broken left arm. As the cars went flying into the turn the one driven by Jerry Piper ran its wheel up over the rear of McGrath's car and con tinued on over his arm, which was pulling on the brake. Dr, Sidney Senter sent McGrath to the hospital for X rays but seemed reasonably sure that the arm was broken. McDowell Leads When the cars got under way in the third start McDowell, on the outside in the first row, beat Johnny Parsons to the turn and took the lead. He held it until Hansen finally cut inside of him on the pylon turn at the 24th lap. Much of the racing developed behind Hansen, with Sam Hanks challenging first Parsons and then McDowell for many of the early laps. He finally got into third spot on the 16th around Parsons but couldn't catch Mc Dowell. They ran nearly bumper to bumper until the 66th lap when Hanks blew a tire and lost a couple of laps changing it. Trnnh rlmh (1 1nn Inhnn. urn-m.- ell. Sam Hanks, Mel Hansen, Jack McGrath. 55.60s. , Qualifying heats 8 lap each:) 1 Johnny Parsons, McDowell, Chick Barbo. Hanks, 2m. 27.52s.: 2 Hansen. Henry Banks, DannT Oakes. McGrath. 2m. 29.78s.: 3 Norm Holtkamp. Joe Garson, Jerry Piper, Bob Pankratr. 2m. 28.90s.: 4 Ed Haddad. Duke Nalon. Paul Russo, Karl Young. 2m. 29.68s. Consolation race (20 laD) Aaron Wood-ard. Johnny Toian. Rav Crawford. Mar. vin Burke. Johnny Smith, 6m. 16s. Main event (100 laps Hansen (from 5th.i McDowell (2nd.) Barbo (3rd.) Holtkamp iftTh.l Haddad (13th.! Oaken ?Lh.) 30m. 59.92s. Magyars and Vikes Triumph- Two soccer teams the Mag yars and the Vikings boomed into the semifinals of the city cup championship play-offs yesterday at Rancho Cienega Stadium. A crowd of 2500 fans saw the Magyars trim the Hollywood Pan-Americans, 3-1, while the Vikings were nipping Los Angeles Athletic Club, 2-1. Scoring for the Magyars were Joe Zomar, Red Espinosa and Louie Aron. Jose Ruiz account ed for Hollywood's lone tally. Danny Gordon and Bob Neal posted Viking counters while Oscar Soza racked up L.A.A.C.'s singleton. , In an L.A. League game, Ha-koah fashioned its sixth straight triumph by blanking the Turf Club eleven, 4-0. Hugo Landau scored three times for the Ha-koahs. i J l hi V- y. Times photo by Art Rogers PERFECT CONNECTIONS Bob Mann of East eleven caught this pass for 22-yard gain in first quarter despite efforts of West's Gordon Gray. West won tilt by 34-20 margin. Kiner Signs for '! 30,000' Today in Sports FRO BOXING Ocean Park Arena, tauro Sa.aa Paul Campos, lisht- enh. m 10-round main event, first re';-Try bout. 8 30 P m, WRESTLING Hollywood Leaiert .Stadium title match, first preliminary me-ch at 830 pm.: Padeca Arena. 6.30 em.: Pi-o Psace. 8 30 P m. AMATEUR BOXING South Gate Arena. P m : Bouh?t Arena. S 30 P.m. BOftLINO Southern California Ladies' JTaior Leaaua meeting, at South Gate Bowl. pjn. Yankee Pucks Europe-bound NEW YORK, Jan.. IS. The United States Olympic hockey team enplaned tonight on an American Airlines Flagship for Frankfurt, Germany, first stop on the route of the Winter Olympic Games at St Moritz, Switzerland. From Frankfurt the team will Ry to Zurich, Switzerland, and then move to St. Moritz, where the Games are scheduled to begin Jan. 30. The squad is one of two named to represent this country in the winter events. The other team, affiliated with the Amateur Hockey Association, already is in Europe. The A.H.A. squad is recognized by the Swiss organizing committee while the team now en route is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee. , Jackie Skips Contract Talk CHICAGO, Jan. 18. () Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Jackie Robinson, star Negro first baseman, both were here to attend the Chicago baseball writers' diamond dinner tonight, but Rickey said he had not "talked contract" with the first sacker. "I have not talked salary with Robinson, yet," Rickey, said, "but I know we won't have any difficulty about the matter." Rickey 'told newsmen he thought "Robinson was worth more than the $5500 paid him last year." He declined to say, however, how much more he thought Robinson was worth. "I had hoped to fly east tomorrow with Robinson, but he said he must be back on the West Coast by Tuesday, so we'll have to get together later," Rickey said. Robinson was in town to receive the baseball writers' "rookie of the year" award. Rickey was the principal speaker at the dinner. Ice Hockey Results PACIFIC COAST LEAGVE Taeoma. 6: Seattle. 3. Oakland. 5: Portland. 2. NATIONAL LEAGFK Toronto. 2: Ranrera, 3 (tie.) Chicaeo, 5; Detroit. 4.. Boston, 1: Montreal. 1 (tie.) AMERICAN LEAGIE Buffalo. I; PfUsmirtrh. 1 (tie.) Cleveland. 4: New Haven. 3. Indianapolis. 9: Providence. 4. UNITED STATES LEAGUE Tt. Worth, 4: Houston, 2. Omaha. 4: St. Paul. 3. Kansas City. ti Minneapolis, J. PITTSBURGH, Jan. IS. (JP Ralph Kiner, the Pittsburgh Pirates' home-run slugger, today signed a one-year contract for the 1948 season at what General Manager Roy Hamey said was "in the neighborhood of $30,000." Kiner, who tied big John Mize of the Giants for the 1947 National League home-run leadership with 51, said he was "very happy to return to Pittsburgh and very satisfied" with his contract. Short Session The 6-foot 1-inch Californian came to Pittsburgh today to con fer with Hamey and signed up after a short conference. In 194'j, he was the league's home-run king with 23 circuit clout-ers. That year Mize was out of play for a large part of the season with an injury. Dixie Walker, former Brooklyn outfielder, yesterday - signed with the Pirates for "about $25,000." Kiner was honored tonight at the annual dinner of the Dapper Dans, a Pittsburgh charitable-minded organization, which named him as the athlete who did the most to publicize the steel city in 1947. In a jocular mood, the young outfielder spoke briefly about his new contract as he accepted the award. Easy Does It "I didn't have any trouble with Hamey at all," he said. "It was easy signing the contract too easy. Maybe' I should have asked for more money." More than a score of sports figures attended the dinner, among them Frank Leahy,. Notre Dame- football coach; Jersey Joe Walcott, heavyweight boxing contender, and big Hank Greenberg, who played for the Pirates last year. "I hope to be there the day Ralph breaks Babe Ruth's record of 60 homers," Greenberg said in a brief speech. Aussie Polo Team Scores 3-2 Victory A three-goal scoring burst by Hector King paced the visiting Australian polo team to a 3-2 victory over Beverly Hills before a crowd of 5000 yesterday at the Beverly Hills Polo Grounds. Frank Fletcher and Bobby Fletcher each tallied a goal for Beverly Hills.' In addition to being the day's scoring star. King provided the fans with an additional thrill when he was thrown from his pony in the third chukker. He was not injured in the fall. Next Sunday the Aussies will return to action against a picked team of Beverly Hills players. Line-ups: Australia (3) Beverly Hills (S) Austin No. 1 T. Fletcher (1) Kinn (3) No. 2 B. Fletcher (1) Smith No. 3 Bullock Dodd Back Dailard SCORE BY CHUKKERS Australia 0 0 1 1 1 03 Beverly Hills ...OO010 12 Umpires Roark and Dr. Branch. Kramer Rallies toNipRiggs BALTIMORE, Jan. 18. () Jack Kramer came from behind tonight to defeat Bobby Riggs in a tennis match in the Fifth Regiment Armory, 7-9, 6-4, 9-7, and pulled within one match of Riggs 1 in the current barnstorming tour of the two professionals. The series now stands 8-7 in Riggs' favor. . Kramer was serving in the last set and Riggs had him 1540 and match point. Jack delighted the capacity crowd of 3700 by stopping play and commenting audibly, "It isn't over yet." Riggs had him match-point five more times during the game "but couldn't break through. In a preliminary, Pancho Segura defeated Dinny Pails, 6-1, 6-2. ' i ' . ti: J " . , . - inn I T " i 1 irf lwMa"Z. WW" ;. " " ' j "- ' " - ' j "T it ' ...fa .,n,.(, r. , ., KfnM-nirt M,- v- - " ' ; " City Prep Gage Play "on Today BY JOHN DE LA VEGA "Anything Goes" will be an apt theme for the second annual 16-team all-city basketball tournament which gets under way this afternoon ,at Hollywood High School and comes to a climax Friday night at the Olympic Auditorium. There isn't an unbeaten team in the field, though Huntington Park Eastern loop champs, and North Holtywood, San Fernando League winner, copped all their 10 league frays. Both were de feated in noncircuit competition. Three representatives from each of the six leagues are entered, with the exception of the Marine and San Fernando, which have only two. Four Games Today The bucket brigade pops the lid off at 3:30 p.m. with Huntington Park facing Washington. The other three pairings today are 4:30, Verdugo Hills vs. Dor-sey; 5:30, Narbonne vs. Belmont; 6:30, Bell vs. University. Tomorrow's four tussles, which wind up the first round, on a similar time schedule, are North Hollywood vs. Wilson, Banning vs. Los Angeles, Garfield vs. Marshall and Manual Arts vs. Venice. An idea of the wide-open scramble in the offing is the opening fracas between the Spartans and Generals. On a strict won-and-lost record Huntington Park should be favored to at least gain the finals. Yet Washington, third-place team in the Southern loop, could eliminate 'em today and there would be little eyebrow lifting. Eby in Action A bit of comparative score analysis, plus the Generals' showing in their finale last Friday when they routed Fremont, 92-33, actually indicate a Washington triumph. Huntington Park was forced into overtime by South Gate, a fourth-place team, .and beaten by Roosevelt, fifth in the Southern loop, 34-30, in a recent practice game. Spartan Coach Pop Squires has a couple of nifties in Center Hol-lia Pincock and Guard Bernard Baker, while Washington, men-tored by Norman Schachter, will be counting on Foward Don Eby, who peppered the basket forx48 points against Fremont, and Chet Noe, 6-foot 7-inch center. We like the Generals' chances. Dorsey, co-Western champs with University, banks on speed Turn to Tage 11, Column 2 CC " PART I 9 3083 Se Grids To West p East Harrison Wins Richmond Open With 273 Total RICHMOND, Jan. IS. IF) . Carding a 1-under-par 71 on his final round, E. J. (Dutch) Harrison of Little Rock, Ark., won ' the Richmond golf tournament today with a 72-hole total of 273. The self-styled Arkansas Trav . eler, one of the top 10. in the country, shot subpar golf' throughout the tournament to , bag first prize of $2000. He led ; after everv round with scores of 65, 67,, 70, 71. A crowd of more than 7500 fans, gallery ing the matches in If' , TV" V Bobby Layne Sparkles in 34-20 Victory at Gilmore Stadium BY' DICK HYLAXD Completely outclassing their rivals for more than three-quarters of a football contest at Gilmore Stadium yesterday before 3083 fans, a group of western college all-stars defeated a like group of easterners, 34-20. The winners, coached byi Gloomy Gus Henderson and using his f a m e d spread formation, scored in every quarter. The losers got on the score board in : the first and final periods. Layne Sparkles Sparking the winners and the outstanding player on the field was Texas' All-American Halfback Bobby Layne, whose passes and running, were too much for such aces as Tony Minisi, Jug Girard, Len Ford and Bob Mann. Layne directed his team to 20 first downs, scored himself and pushed Joe Perry, John Rosetto, Tom Fears and Jake Leicht across the goal line as well. Fears added to his total score by making four out of five extra point attempts. The Eastern team came to life in the final period as Wis consin's Jug uirara, wno carr ried most of the load for his team, and Bob Mann tallied but it was too late, especially as Lavne countered the first one with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Jake Leicht. After running up a 21-6 lead in the first half, the Western team went further ahead midway in the third period when Mickey McCardle threw three consecutive passes, the final one to Fears to score. The three plays covered 57 yards, the last one good for 28 and the score. Fast Finish The game opened up but wild in the final period and three scores were pushed across in the final three minutes, the last one by the East with less than 10 seconds remaining to play. Aided by the second and third penalties of the game, two pass interference calls, Girard finally ended a 93-yard drive by scoring from the 1-yard line. Layne followed this with his pass to Leicht for a Western score and the East came right back after the kickoff as Tony Minisi went 53 in two plays to the West 7 He then hit Bob Mann, over the goal, for the final score of the game with a left-handed pass from the 5-yard line. West Leads Chunky Joe Perry, former Compton star, and Texas' great Bobby Layne teamed to tally the first score of the game, one minute before the end of the open ing period. Following the interception of a Jug Girard pass by John Rossetto, Layne and Perry went 68 yards in 10 plays, 16 of these on a Layne to Perry pass. The "iatter finally busted over left tackle for the score and Uclan Tom Fears kicked the extra point. On the very first play following the kickoff, Girard, from his own 37, snapped a 33-yard pass to Michigan's Len Ford, who eluded Mickey McCardle to make the score 7-6 when Bingaman's point kick was wide. The West went' well ahead, 21-6. in the second period when Layne and Rossetto added scores and Fears kicked both points. '" : " Layne went over 'from the 2 at the end of a 70-yard 10-play march featured by a 35-yard pass from - Layne to Oregon's Jake Leicht and another 14-yard Layne throw to Perry. Rossetto bulled his way over left tackle from the 3-yard line after he and Layne passing had alternated on a 37-yard march after Johnny Rea recovered Minisi's fumble. V EAST WEST Mann (Mich. L.E.R. Cleary (SC.) Rineaman (111.) L.T.R. Williams 'RiceJ Derrancisco LO R, Kaullraan (Ore.) (U.C.L.A.) Siltanoff (Minn.1 C. Olsonoskl (Minn.)R G.L. Greene (Tulsa) R.T.U Ford (Mlch. Smith (Iowa) Girard (Wise.) Minisi (Penn.) Luongo (Penn.) B.E.U O. L.H.R. Berlin (Wash.) Clark (SC.) Chambers (U.C.L.A.) Burnsardner (Texas) Layne (Texasi Leicht (Ore.) R.H.L. Pernr (Ala.-Navy) P. Weinmeister (Wash.) SCORE BY QUARTERS East 6 0 0 1420 west ? i e 734 East scoring: Touchdowns Ford. Girard. Mann. Conversions De Francisca. Luongo. West scorlnst: Touchdowns Perry. Layne, Rossetto. Fears, Leicht. Conversions Fears. 4. Officials Ross Bowen (D.C.L.A..) referee: John Old (Kansas,) umpire; Marty Martinelii (Sta. Clara.) head linesman; Lee Dempsey (111.,) tield judge W Wirenhoto KINER SIGNS General Manager Roy Hamey of Pirates, left, beams as Ralph Kiner signs contract for $30,000. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION INCREASES BONUS FUND W) Wlrephota Dutch Harrison warm, sunny weather, watched the big fellow from the Ozarks drop a 2-foot putt for a birdie 4 on the last hole to take top money in the $10,000 event. He was out in 35 and home in 36 against the par 37-3572 Richmond course. Second money of $1400 wa3 won by Jimmy Demaret of Ojai, who charged home with a 6-un der-par 66 and a total of 275. Ed Furgol, Pontiac, Mich., with a final 67, finished third with 277. Chandler Harper of Portsmouth, Va., took fourth with 278, chalking up a last-round 67. Five Tie for Fifth Five sharpshooters, including South Africa's Bobby Locke of Johannesburg and long-hitter Sam Snead of Hot Springs, Va., tied for fifth at 279. The others were Skip Alexander of Mid- Pines, N.C., who scored a hole-in-1 on the 133-yard par-3 second today to help his cause; Jim Mil- ward of Northernaire, Wis., mak ing an eagle 2 on the 39S-yard 13th, and Douglas Ford of New York. Ford, low amateur in the field, played in the company of Harrison and equaled the winner's 71. The money winners: E. J. Harrison (S2000) . . 65-67-70-71273 Jimmy Demaret 1S14O0) 68-72-69-66 275 Ed Furgol i$lO00 . . 67-68-70-72 277 Chandler Harper (80O) . 68-71-72-67 278 Sam Snead ($362.50.. . 71-68-70-70 279 Jim Milward ($562.50).. 66-72-71-70 279 Skin Alexander (S562.50) 68-74-71-66 279 Bobby Locke IS562.50).. 70-70-70-69 279 Georse Schoux ($375)....,.. 211-69 280 Henry Ransom ($3751 ...... 212-68 280 Lloyd Mangrum ($300) 213-68 2S1 John Paimer ($240 213-69 2S2 Leland Gibson ($240) 212-70 282 cary MldOiecoir (S157.SO) . . . . 211-72 283 Jim Turnesa ($157.50) ...... 211-72 233 Eric Monti ($157.50) 212-71283 Stan Leonard ($157.50) 212-71 283 Iverson Martin ($116.67).... 210-74284. Dave Dcuttlas ($116.67 209-75 284 Normf von maa (B.67 . . 212-72 28 Richmond Golf Victors to Collect in Phoenix RICHMOND (Cal.) Jan. 18. (U.R) To avoid any possibility that their checks would be attached by attorneys for a trio of suin.r rsegroes. winners in the $10,000 Richmond open golf tournament were paid off with 'dummy" checks today. Three Negro golfers who were denied permission to play in the tournament have sued for $315,-000 in damages, including first, second and third place money in the tournament. George Schneiter, P.G.A. tour nament chairman, said the win ners would get their money at the Phoenix tournament this week-end, CHICAGO, Jan. 18. (Directors of the American Association today voted to increase the players' bonus fund of the triple-A minor baseball league by 50 per cent, boosting the fund to approximately $30,000. The total is split among the four teams making the play-offs. Five-twelfths "of the amount goes to first-team players, one-sixth to the runners-up, one-quarter to the winners,, of the play-off and one-sixth to the runners-up of the play-off. The fund is made up by "collecting 1 cents out of every 40-cent admission or more during the season's games. At the conclusion of the directors' annual winter meeting, the American Association Baseball Writers elected Tommy Fitzgerald of the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal as president succeeding 3ob Hooey of the Ohio State Journal, Columbus. Eddie Jones of the Minneapolis Times was chosen vice-president. Directors elected were Jack Semm of the Toledo Times, George Ed-mond of the St Paul Dispatch and Harold Harrison of the Indianapolis Star. Barck Wins Club' Title at Western Avenue Norman B a r c k, defending champion, defeated Bob Gunder-son, 5-4, in the finals of the annual Western Ave. Country Club championships yesterday to collect his second straight crown. Barck is the new Western Ave. club president, succeeding Bill Hilliger. Pacific Clay Beaten At Streamland Park: R. H. T. L A. Eaelea 100 100 032 7 8 2 Pacific Clay 000 100 300 9 5 Porter, Butlar and Walker; Slamotb and Brieana.

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