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PANAMA CITY NEWS-HERALD, WEDNESDAY, JULY 14. IMS Americans Win All-Star Tilt Without Yanks Down Notional Leaguers In Shi be Park Show 5 To 3 By SID FEDER PHILADELPHIA. July 14--P'-Like the guy who doesn't r.eea money because he has a million : looked q u i t e rosy for the senior collars in the bans, me A men- I circuit u n t i l Mort Cooper wa}k . SPORTS ROUNDUP By HIGH fULLERTON, Jr. PHILADELPHIA. July 14--(Jf) "When you have two men on and someone hits home run, the damage is done.'' remarked Billy Southworth. manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and the National League All-Stars. . . . And that just about sums up last night's game in which the National Leaguers took their customary shellacking from the American Leaguers. . . . Things GE RON I MO! GERONIMO! PARATROOPERS LEAP OUT OVER SICILY! can League finally has proved it as doesn't need the Yankees long as it can do the bombers tricks with a bat. This, naturally, is the home- run or a reasonable facsimile thereof -- a Yankee specialty from -'way back in baseball. And. while Manager Joe McCarthy didn't use a single member o£ his bomber brigade in knocking off the National Leaguers 5 to 3 last night in the llth edition of the Ail- Star slugging party, the way it ; ed a couple of guys in the sec| ond and along came Bobby (the ! swinging' Doerr and boom. . . . j Then the ball game was practically over. . . . But just to show you what optimists these baseball players are. the losers came into the dressing room talking about how hard Bill Herman hit a liner in the ninth and what j might have happened if it had been a few feet higher. happened made yci quick to be sure it wasn't a Yankee · putting on the crusher. Doerr Was The Flash But- this time it was Robert Pershing Doerr, the Los Angles "Lulu" who has been playing a lot of infield lor the Boston Red Sox, but has more or less been the second-base shadow cast by the Yanks' Joe Gordon for sev- j «ral seasons. Well, Joe the flash ! was just the "American League j bench jockey" last night, and j the Nationals went out in front i with a run in the first inning and .. were just bouncing along behind Mort Cooper. Then, in the second, before you or the 31,938 cash custom;. ers knew what was cooking, the roof fell in, and it was the old Yankee story dressed up in ft Bed Sox suit. Mort Loses Control Mort's fireball lost its control for just a couple of minutes and he walked Chet Laabs the St. and tnat was tlie onlv real trou- Louis Brownies' nimble fly- ble witl1 his Pitching. . . . The chaser, and Jake Early, Wash- accident recalled what happened Jngton's work horse ca'tcher { t o Johnny Beazley here last Then up stepped Robert Per- | ' ear . wh en his pitching hand «hing. Mort slid a curve ball off i was cut in an encounter with QUOTE, UNQUOTE MORE FROM THE SOUTH- I WORTH, "This isn't like a I world series. Seems like we ! ought to have a few more : games. I'm just getting warmed up/' ., . And, discussing his decision to yank Mort Cooper off the hill before his three- inning stint: "I'm glad it was one of my own men. I felt more free to take him out." ... Joe McCarthy, who wasn't especially jubilant about getting square with Southworth for what happened last fall in the world series: "Don't bother me. I've got to dress and catch a train." BLISTERED MISTER The blister on Mort Cooper's finger, which came from a misguided match, provided a lot of pre-game conversation taut Mort tried his best to keep from using it as an alibi. ... It bothered his control a little, he said, I;'" the finger he 7 d blistered a few § hours before, apparently show- f ing how not to light a cigarette. " Bobby aimed it at the left field ' stands, and it just barely gasped Its way into the lower seats. A yard shorter, and it would have been only a fly out. That was your ball game, and for all the rest of the game meant to the final result, the j tjoys might just as well have «one to./the monies far the rest a would-be porter in the station. . . . But Southworth didn't get his wish that Cooper would do as well as Beazley did the next time out. SHIBE PARK SHIVAREE Before last night's game someone automatically asked: "Who's pitching for the Yankees?" . . . But there wasn't a Yankee in the ball came for the first time in All-Star history. . . . It looked Billy Bartz Has Only One Arm But Can Make It Talk On Soft Ball Mound CHICAGO, July 14--(£) boyhood accident which cost Billy Bartz the loss of his left arm failed to keep him off the sports field--and in a starring role. Billy was 11 when he suffered the loss of his arm--a giant firecracker he had picked up exploding in his hand. Like legion of boys, Billy was interested in all sports and baseball was his favorite game. Some day, he often had hoped, he might become a big league pitcher. But baseball, with his handicap, was sidetracked for softball and Billy was good enough to play on boys' teams in suburban Forest Park, his home. He was a pitcher and the kids who batted against him soon realized he was just about the best softball boy hurler in the community. In a few years, Bartz' reputation as a softball pitcher Drought him offers to pitch in faster competition and he hurl- j ed for some of the top aggre- j gations in Chicago. In 1940 he joined the matches when that team was organized and in the following year he hurled the club to the Chicago Metropolitan championship, in the 1941 softball tourney at Detroit the team reached the qualifying spot, due largely to young Bartz's pitching. ,,, He's recognized as one of the best softball pitchers i n the Metropolitan area--where there are scores of top-ranking moundsmen -- and his record shows the impressive total of 265 victories against 41 defeats. He's still pitching for the matches and among the teams he has defeated this season were the South Bend 1941 world champions, on two occasions. Bartz, who is employed as a production manager, is 27 and recently he entered the political field in Forest Park. He was elected village commissioner by the largest majority ever recorded. One by one, In perfect order, U. S. Army parachute Infantrymen ball out over Sicily in the wake of their commanding officer, Lieut. Col. Charles W. Kauns. As the men stepped out into the darkness they screamed the strange, spine-tingling war cry of the first American paratroopers--"Geronimo!" (U. S. Army Signal Corps radiotelephoto from Algiers) Editor's Note: Oeronimo was one of the fiercest Indian chiefs that the American Government ever had to contend with. Brave, crafty and able, he directed many raids against white settlers of the Southwest. Finally he and his rebellious tribesmen were subdued and spent their last years as "wards" of the Government.) of the evening. The Americans strange to see Bill Dickey out ·imply ambled to their eighth win in the 11 all-star games, which are rapidly turning into plain old-fashioned nightmares to the Nationals. Fights Last Night (By The Associated Press) HARTFORD, Conn.--Phil Terranova, 126, New York, and Angel Aviles. 127, Mexico City, drew 10. BUFFALO, N. Y.~Walter Kolby, 135, Blasdell, outpointed Joe Jttvers, 137, New York, 6. LOS ANGELES--Bobby Yeag- -*r, 137, Los Angeles, stopped Memo Llamas, 138, Mexico City, 8. NEW YORK--Maxle Shapiro, 136, New York, outpointed Chester Rico, 135, New York, 8. WASHINGTON--Al Hart, 226, Washington, outpointed, Clent Conway, 176, Fort Monmouth. K. J., 10- NEW BEDFORD, Mass.--Pat Demers, 135, Brockton, stopped Frankie Totazio, 141, Bristol, R. L.2. NEW YORK--Joe Agosta, 152 1-2, New York, knocked out Joe Mulli, 155 1-2, Brooklyn 6. there catching while Al Schacht was putting on his impersonations of famous pitchers. He usually has a more important job. . . . Maybe the Yanks were not needed this year-- or maybe their absence reflects the closeness of the American League race. , . . Remember a few years ago when the National League was having a tight one there was a fuss about whether pitchers should be saved for the big game or saved for the tilts that really count. . . . Last year's Allstar game at the Polo Grounds was barely blackout. finished before a Last night the blackout -- for the National League--came in the second inning. . . . Just goes to show you they really can speed things up. Durocher Has No Idea Of Resigning Babe Ruth Back With Bruised Shin Cone NEW YORK, July Babe Ruth came back from his Boston charity baseball appearance, nursing a bruised shin bone No Status Change Declares Rickey NEW YORK, July 14--UP)--Leo Durocher has no intention of resigning as manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers although there have been reports that he is on the way out as the result of the flare-up among the players last week end. Reports were that Durocher told his players Sunday that he was going to tender his resignation to President Branch Rickey but later changed his over shooting a 69 in golf for the first time. It happened last week at North Hills, he told his close friend Jack Schafer. He went around in a three-under-par 34-35, in «pite of three-putting the 16th. where a foul ball hit._ taut elated j mind after talking with several of the coaches. "As far as I am concerned, it is a closed issued," said Durocher. "I have no intention of resigning." No Status Change Rickey said Monday in Philadelphia, that he would have a conference with Leo today on his return to New York but,"' ; as far as I know there is no change in Durochers status and I do not foresee any." The ire of the players »-as raised over the reason for the three-day suspension of Pitcher Bobo Newsom. Durocher said it was for "general insubordination"' after he had been quoted as saying it was for "showing up" Bobby Bragan when the latter missed a third strike. Complete Yank Army In Field For First Time Patron's New 7th Took 60 Of 100-Mile Area In 48 Hours By DANIEL DE LUCE ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA, July 14--(IP)-For the first time in this war a complete American Army Is fighting in the field against Germany and Italy. The new United States Seventh Army under the command of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton Jr. captured 60 miles- of the 100-mile stretch of the Sicilian coast on which the Allies established the mighty bridgehead within 48 hours of the start of their European invasion. With Second Corps The Seventh Army comprises some units from the former U. S. Second Corps, which under Patton's leadership, slugged back the major share of Marshal Erwin Rommel's armored forces in Southern Tunisia. It includes also units which engaged in the original landings and fighting in Morocco last November, but never saw action in Tunisia. Streamlined for super-modern troops and glider-borne assault troops were added to the Seventh Army before it swept over the Mediterranean and they actually began the Sicilian attack three to five hours before the first seaborne forces landed. In addition, the Seventh Army has units which never saw action in this war but were rated among the best trained of America's millions of soldiers. Addressed by Gen, Ike General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Allied commander in chief, himself during his military career of more than a quarter- century served with one of the fresh units. Addressing them at an African invasion port a few days before they sailed, General Eisenhower told the men of this unit: "I'll see you on a new battle line--it won't be long. Good luck!" General Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's British Eighth Army, like Patton's American Seventh, combines veterans with battle freshmen, augmented by an airborne striking force. Divisions which broke the El Alamein line, stormed Mareth entrenchments and blasted the Wadi El Akarit positions out of existence in the historic march to Tunis are still fighting under "Monty." Well Trained Canucks In addition, highly trained Canadians whose Dieppe expedition set a high standard of valor are an important element of the British onrush. Montgomery and Patton, observers agree, rate as the most warfare, units of parachute' distinguished British-American Heads Class Schoolboy N O T I C E THE PANAMA CITY ELKS HOME CLUB, INC., will pay the following bonds . . . Number 33 52 118 46 46 107 119 153 23 43 148 1GS 42 139 154 142 64 140 77 35 22 53 91 45 21 49 158 100 2* 54 3 130 24 58 8 124 34 121 10S 89 ·o August 1, IMS, jrtw rater- ·rt U fete at the office of the secretary. ISAAC W. BYRD, $«crttaiy Betty Hicks Ordered j To Report To SPARS \ CHICAGO, July 14--P;--Eliza- j beth (Betty) Hicks, former Na| tional Women's Golf Champion, j was ordered to report today ort ! be sworn in as a member of the I SPAKS, Coast Guard Auxiliary. j She will represent that unit of i the armed forces in the All- j American tournament at Tarn O'Shanter country club next 1 week field commanders In Western Europe. Montgomery's record of unbroken success in chasing the German African corps 2,000 miles inspired some of Prime Minister Churchill's most brilliant oratory. General Patton was spotlighted as a character of "blood and guts" while he was still in the United States. He captured the Atlantic coast stretch of French Africa last November in probably the fiercest engagements of all the Allied landings. Like Lt. General Mark W. Clark, who is still commanding the Fifth Army in North Africa training areas, General Patton disappeared from the battle scene. But after American divisions in Southern Tunisia suffered a temporarily heavy reverse by Rommel's Kasserine Pass offensive, Patton returned to action with a newly constituted second corps. Replacing Major General Lloyd R, Fredendall and with more freedom for individual decision than his predecessor was allowed, Patton's first move was to inaugurate stricter discipline among the troops. "Tie and leggings," Patton he was nicknamed for his rigid orders that no American soldier on the Tunisian front should be seen without wearing these articles. Ironically, Patton's long training in tank warfare found little room for application in Southern Tunisia in March and April for it was a chiefly knock down-drag out infantry fight which the American's staged on Rommel's flank while Montgomery was smashing frontally up the African coast. After the British Eighth Army and the American second corps made their junction in the El Guettar are*, Patton again disappeared from the scene, being called to a new, secret assignment. To him General Eisenhower entrusted the American ·Army now fighting In Sicily. In Sicily, the first days of the fighting have been mainly in "Infantry show" for the Americans, although the enemy hurled the heaviest armored blow of Our Sailors Buy Near $7,000,000 Worth Of War Bonds A Month WASHINGTON, July 13--(£)-- In sharp contrast to their legendary spending ways, American sailors are buying approximately $6,000,000 worth of War Bonds a month. Treasury Secretary Morgen- thau said today the number of War Bond purchasers among officers and men on the fleet jumped more than 500 percent during the past three months-from 50,000 on March 31 to 277,000 July 7. Of that number 129,000 are buying at least one bond a month. In addition there are 35,000 active b$nd buying accounts in the rftarine Corps and 25,000 in the Coast Guard. PENALUNA JOINS STABS CHICAGO, July 14--(£}--The addition of Iowa's Bob Penaluna and Michigan State's Jack Fenton to the college Ail-Star squad brought the roster up to 28 players today. Penaluna, a guard, is the 14th lineman and Fenton, a halfback, Is the 12th back to be selected for the team which will meet the Washington Redskins, National Football league champions, Aug. 25 in Dyche Stadium, Evanston. U. S. Grand Jury Probing Coal Strike PITTSBURGH, July 14--(£)_ The Government made its first with a defiant "no, you've got anti-strike act today by convening a special session of the Federal grand jury here to inquire into the lingering coal strike that began June 20. Nearly half the 10,000 still idle miners in the rich Southwestern Pennsylvania coal field, most of whose output goes directly to war-busy steel mills, were scheduled to return to work as the inquiry began- USO LEAGUE STANDINGS Tyndall Field W. L Pet. V- 8 1 .888 Coast Guard 5 1 JB33 Panama City Pelicans 4 3 .571 W' Shipbuilders 4 4 .500 Navy 1 5 .200 Wainwright Yard 0 7 .000 Acid Indigestion Relieved in 5 minute* or double your motuty back When exc**s strtoucb *e'-fi c»u»* p*l3?«l, «ffor»i tnt t»«. aour ftoinich tqd bevtlmro. doctor! luvtl^ rrf«Ti!j the fistrn-irUni muSMnrt kno^ ff ·ymptora»ttc r?Hcf--nwdtriM* lik» thove In Btl)- Ttbliu. So UxaUr*. Ml- )i*r or ifcmbtr rear U 01. Ik tt 111 ui brlno confott if i btefc on mm *r»»l \ Axis tanks- Ill the public mind, perhaps, both Patton and Montgomery are viewed as "fire-eaters" whose brimstone remarks reflect reckless daring. Although Imperturable as regards personal risk, both commanders actually have shown themselves to be cannily cautious whenever there was a premium on caution, but quick to order daring maneuvers if these were soundly justified. Thus far in the Sicilian cam- the new campaign against them I paign, at least one point is sub- Sunday in the shape of 45 tanks j stantiated. The Allied general- supported by elements from the Fourth (Italian) Division. But Patton has a competent tank force and despite the disadvantages for armored battle in the rocky, sharp-ridged highlands of central Sicily toward which the Americans are advancing, the commander of the Seventh Army probably i would welcome a showdown with ship has been superior to that of the Axis. 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