The Selma Times-Journal from Selma, Alabama on March 15, 1940 · 5
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THE SELMA TIMES-JOURNAL, FRIDAY, MARCH IS, 1940 PAGE FIVE Nimto JJS 'ms0 ) FIVE YANKEES NAMED FOR RELIEF GAME STARTING LINEU. Best Ball Golf Tournament At St Petersburg Sees First Round Upsets THREE BOSTON PLAYERS ALSO CALLED BY JOE Jimmy Foxx, Joe Cronin And Ted Williams Get Opening Posts GAYLE TALBOT TAMPA, Fla., March 15 (IP) Marse Joe McCarthy has agreed, as g. sort of compromise, to use only five or six New York Yankees in His i starting line-up against the down-trodden National Leaguers in the all-star game for the benefit of Finnish relief here Sunday. Joe could, of course, have nominated the entire Yankee lineup for the benefit tussle, but the manager of the world champs bowed to public opinion to the extent of naming three members of the Boston Red Sox tentatively to start the titanie engagement, Joes choices, announced last night, include Joe Gordon, Red Rolfe, Charlie Keller, Joe DiMag-gio, and Bill Dickey of the regular Yankee-line-up, Tae three Red Sox named were Jimmy Foxx, Ted Williams and Joe Cronin. The starting American League flinger might be a Yankee too, Joe. said. Either Red Ruffing or Lefty Gomez. Gives Others Chance Manager Bill McKechnie of the Cincinnati Reds, who has been placed in charge of the National League forces for Sundays game, divided his starting brigade more equitably. Perhaps Bill still thinks this is an amateur tournament, though he should know much better after what happened to him in the last world series. Bill said he would start Morris Arnovich of the Phillies in left field, followed by Cooky Lavagetto of Brooklyn at third base, Mel Ott of the Giants in right field, John Mize of St, Louis at first base, and so on. In other words, a typical Na tional League all-star line-up. It begin to look like they will never learn. Rather Have Werber McKechnie would a lot rather have his own Bill Werber on third base Sunday than all the Lavaget-tos in Brooklyn. But McKechnie still thinks, in tire naive manner of the National Leaguers, that an all-star game should bring as wide a representation as possible from the clubs, McCarthy, the realist, throws in the best men at his command and wins. Ernie Lombardi of Cincinnati will catch for the National Leaguers, with Demaree of the Giants in r-pnt A"fh-, . .cinello of Boston at second and Bill Jurges of the Giants at short. Their starting pitcher will be either Paul Derringer or Bucky Walters of Cincinnati. McCarthy, more cagey, said his starting choice would lie between Ruffing and Gomez of the Yankees. Lefty Grove of Boston, Buck Newsom and Tommy Bridges of Detroit, and Dutch Leonard of Washington. All he would say for sure was that Bob Feller of Cleveland Would not start. 1940 - Southeastern League Schedule - 1940 AT MONTGOMERY May 5, 6 June 3, 4, 5 July 1, 2 Aug. 5, 6, 7 May 1, 2 May 29, 30, 31 July 12, 13, 14 Sept. 4, f OPENS April 26, 28 June 8, 9. 10 July 4 I, 5. (N), 3 April 25, 27' June 1, 2 July 3, 4 (N) Aug. 11, 12 Sept. 2(D), 10 May 21, 22, 23 June 23 24 July 16, 17,. 18 Aug. 19, 20 May 15, 16 June 14, 15, 16 July -28, Y9 Aug. 27, 28, 29 May 24,. 25, 2 6 June 21, 22 July 19, 20, 21 Aug. 21, 22 May 13, 14 June 11, 12, 13 July 26, 27 Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1 AT SELMA May 3, 4 June 6, 7 July 6, 7, 8 Aug. 8, 9, 10 April 29, 30 May 27, 28 July 9, 10, 11 Sept. 6, 7, 8 APRIL 25 May 7,-8, 9 June 17, 18 Aug. 2, 3, 4 Aug. 25, 2 6 AT JACKSON May 15, 16 June 14, 15, 16 July 26, 27 Aug 27, 28, 25 May 19, 2,0 June 25, 26, 2 7 July 24, 25 Aug. 16, n, IS May 17, 18 June 28, 29, 30 July 22, 23 Aug, 13r -14, 15 May 13, 14 June 11, 12, 13 July 28, 2 9 Aug. 30, 31, Sept 1 ANNEAL May 17, 18 June 28, 29, 30 July 22, 23 Aug. 13, 14, 15 May 10 11, 12 June 19, 20 July .30,' 31, Aug. 1 Aug. 23, 24 May 19. 20 June 25, 26, 27 July 24, 25 Aug. 16, 17, 18 April 27, 28 June 1, 2 July 4. IN), 5 July 13, 14 Sept. 2 (D), 4 May 3, 4 June 3, 4, 5 July 6, 7 Sept. 5, 6, 7 May 1, 2 May 27, 28 July 8, 9, 10 Aug. 5, 6, 7 AT MERIDIAN May 24, 25, 26 June 21, 22 July 19, 20, 21 Aug, 21, 22 , May 7, 8, 9 June 17, 18 July 30, 31, Aug 1 Aug. 25, 26 May 10, 11, 12 June 19, 20 Aug. 2, 3, 4 Aug. 23, 24 May 21, 22, 23 June, 23, 24 July 16, 17, 18 Aug. 19, 20 April 25, 26 June 9, 10 July 3, 4 (D) Aug. 8, 9 Sept. 2 (N), 3 ALL-STAR May 5, 6 June, 6,- 7, 8 July 1, 2 Aug. 10, 11. 12 May 3, 4 May 29, 30, 31 July 11, 12 Sept. 8, 9, 10 AT MOBILE May 13, 14 June 11, 12, 13 July 28, 29 Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1 May 17, 18 J me 28, 29, 30 J ily 22, 23 1 :ig. 13, 14. 15 May 19. 20 June 25, 26, 27 24. 25 Aug. 16, 17, 18 May 15, 16 June, 14, 15, 16 July 2 6, 27 Aug, 27, 28, 29 April 29, 30 May 29,, 30, 31 July 11, 12 Sept. 8, 9, 10 May 1, 2 May 27, 28 July 8. 9, 10 Aug. 5, 6, 7 GAME April 26, 28 June 1, 2 July 3, 4 (D) July 13, 14 Sept. 2 (N), 4 AT PENSACOLA May 21, 22, 23 June 23 24 July 16 17, 18 Aug. 19, 20 May TO, 11, 12 June 19, 20 1 Aug. 2, 3, 4 Aug. 23,- 24- Mav 7, 8, 9 -June 17, 18 July 30, 31. Aug. 1 Aug. 25, 26 May 24, .25. 2 6 June 21, 22 July 19, 20, 2 J Aug. 21, 22 May 5, 6 June 6, 7, 8 July 1, 2 Aug. 10, 11, 12 April 29, 30 June 3. 4, 5 July 6, 7 Sept. 5, 6, 7 April 25, 27 June 9. 10 July. 4 (N), 5 Aug. 8, 9 Sept. 2 (D), 3 JULY 15 Denotes Sunday Games Rookies Feature MMI Workouts Dorothy Kirby And Jane Cothran Meet In Belleair Final BELLAIR, Fla., March 15 (JP) Dorothy Kirby of Atlanta and Jane Cothran of Greenville, S. C. a couple of capable golfers who are unawed by champions or ex-champlona, meet here today in the final round of the annual Belleair womens golf tournament. Miss Kirby eliminated Glenna Collett Vare of Merion, Pa., 5 and 3, In one upset yesterday and Miss Cothran turned in another by trouncing Betty Jameson of San Antonia, Tex., 4 and 2. Mrs. Vare, six times national champion, and Miss Jameson, the current national champion, had been favored to reach the finals. TIGER THUMBNAILS JOHNNY MOTT Hgt. 6 Ft., Wgt. 175 Johnny Zeke Mott, a freshman, is out to make Selma Highs baseball squad in a big way. He has all the physical qualities and comes from a baseball playing family. Coach Ward Is depending on the husky youngster to hold down $he Initial sack this season and basks In the sunshine of the thought that he can throw Mott in as a relief hurler when it Is necessary to turn back enemy bats. Despite his size. Zeke goes and Only Three Letter - Men Return To Baseball At Marion MARION, Ala., March 14 (Special) Capt. J. T. Murfee, head baseball coach at Marion Institute held the first organized baseball practice of the season Monday afternoon with about thirty hopefuls reporting. The Cadets are hard hit by graduation this season with Billy Stallworth, captain of last years . team and veteran right hand pitcher and Jolyi S. White a veteran outfielder the only letter winners back from last year. Aubrey Sefler ai: shortstop, Jerfy Rizer at second base and James Alexander, catcher, are three other players who played in several varsity games last season, but didnt letter are the only other members of the varsity squad in school. James Lineberry, Francis Park, James Myrick, Pee Wee Dillon, John Martin and William Jerni-gan, all infielders; Leon Mitchell, a right hand pitcher; John Garris and Oilie Parker, outfielders, are all letter winners on last years B team who are out for varsity this season. These, coupled with some new players' will make up Marion Institutes 1940 baseball team. Players Lost The loss of such players as Alt Gapt. Lefty Stewart and Big Ed Mitchell from the pitching staff; Sam Johnston, Leon McHenry, Frank McPherson, Dave Rupert. Walter Davis and Leon Jackson, all infielders, and Winston Hearn and Randolph Oxford, in the outfield. will be hard to rejjlagggndj l5uta winning combination on tire field With the greenest material to work with In many seasons Coach Tom Murfee and his assistants will face a problem to put a winning combination on the field in the Alabama Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association baseball race. But with what the team lacks in experience it makes up for in numbers of men competing for every position on the club the coaches believe this years team will hustle and may develop into a championship contender before the season ends If another pitcher can be uncovered. Sports Roundup By EDDIE BRIETZ NEW YORK, March 15 (JP) -Already the Cincinnati papers are telling the fans not to let those grape fruit league beatings get em down . . . Davey OBrien will marry his heart, Miss Frances Buster, as soon as she graduates from Texas Christian in June . . . Bill Hayes, the millionaire umpire, propped 35 lbs. toiling in the Piedmont League last summer and wont be back . . . The colorful Fordham-St. Marys football rivalry (with two years to go) will be dropped as a result of the Slip Madigan ouster . .. . The south Will get a few peeks at Bill De Corre-vont, the grid star, when the Northwestern U. baseball team begins a Dixie tour next week. One-Minute Interview. Leo Durocher; Red Evans and Boots Poffenberger are two of Gods noble creatures whom I couldnt know how to dislike. . . They were both alike except in one respect . . . That was in their arithmetic ... If each had 18 beers, Evans would admit 18 . . . But Boots never could remember more than four. Paavo Nurmi and Taisto Maki dont ride 'in taxis (to save dough for the Finns) hut neither will pass an orange juice stand without stopping for at least two refuels . . Jimmy BraddocK heads west soon for refereeing dates in Cleveland qiid De? Moines . . . Bob Carpenter, sole survivor of Terry Tech, the baseball school Bill Terry ran at Pensacola in 1936, is trying out with Jersey City . . . Louis Vs Galento in Philly during the G.O.P. convention is strictly a fairy tale . , , . Louis fights only three more times this year against Paychek in the Garden and in the Yankee Stadium in June and September. in Washington, everybody said it was a phonus bolonus and that Jeffra should have won. Archibald wants to go back down there and show them. . . . Baseball men say the training plant of the Tigers at Lakeland is tops in Florida. Modern Forty-niner. Nomination for the most even hitter in , baseball is Alex Karri-pouris, late of the Reds and Giants, now with. Newark . . . He batted: .249 in N. L. in 1937 .249 in N. ' L. in . 1938 .249 in N. L. in 1939. Which we would say is about his average. Social Note. Archduke Otto paid a call to the Associated Press offices yesterday, giving this department its first glimpse of royalty since the last time Babe Ruth went to the bike race. Training Camp Briefs (By The Associated Press) ANAHEIM, Calif. Sammy Chapman appears healed for a big year with the Philadelphia Athletics. In his first look at major league pitching yesterday against the Pittsburgh Pirates he turned defeat into victory, bitting a homer with two on in the -sixth, driving in two runs with a triple in the seventh and getting one of three walks in the 14th. The clubs meet again today. gets them around first base and shows tremendous power at the platter. He is the first left-hander the Bengals have sported at first baee in many years. He also bats from the portside. As a football player last season Mott won a varsity position as a tackle. With two more years of high school remaining, Johnny should win great honors in Selma High athletics. Today's Guest Star. Jack Miley, N. Y. Post: Finland has signed and so has Dizzy Dean . . . Peace, brother, its wonderful. Rep. Ambrose Kennedy, Who blasted boxing in a magazine piece, has been invited to sit fn on a meeting of the N. Y. Commission and observe how the game is run here. Haw! . . . Joe Hernandez, ace coast race announcer, may be brought in to take over at the five New York tracks . . . The reason Joey Archibald is giving Harry Jeffra and not Petey Scalzo that featherweight title shot is this: When Archibald and -Jeffra mixed 7) Pint jgg Ws 75 rni Quart Kbw $1.3 S Toura bound to like thie full-bodied straight bourbon whiskey which is distilled and aged to gratify your taste for the best . . . and which can be purchased without putting undue strain on your purse. The American Distilling Company. Pekin, niieait FOJtT MYERS, Fla. A rumor Was going the rounds today that the Washington Senators would try to work out a tra() 6 with the Cleveland Indians while here for an exhibition game. The Senators are interested in Catcher Frank Pytlak and Pitcher Willis Hudlin, both holdouts. Elimination Card Tonight At YMCA Among Local Boys The local Y Boxing Class will stage its first inter-club elimination matches tonight at the Y. The bouts will start at eight oclocx. These fast moving tilts are staged to determine the best possible team to meet the unusually strong Montgomey Y outfit that holds an edge over the Selma boys so far in their intra-city struggles this season. Preston Bennett and Melvin Leo have been working overtime in an effort to give the public an enjoyable evening and the boys have gone about their practices with much determination. Seven bouts have been arranged with the initial test being between a pair of real youngsters in a preliminary contest. These two boys are about ten or twelve years old and the penalty of arriving late will consist of missing this match. Six Big Fights The first bout on the six-setto card will be between Frank Stevens (111) and Andy Hunt (114) Following will be Tom Adams (160) and Will Manderson (152) both boys have their initial appearance in the local ring coming up. Ed Lolley and Horton Bradford, 150-pound men will be third with Robbie Lee Harris (148) and John Hargraves (148) fourth. Dean Sprake and S. N. Ferguson, both around 123 pounds fifth, Harvey Harris (128) and Billie Baker (138) next, and last on the card. Sid Webster will referee. OTOISE i bbill wise STARS LICKED IN SURPRISING PUNCH OF BOYS Two Eighteen Hole Round Today To Halve Field Twice In Meet Won't Give Up LAKELAND Fla. Camp followers of the Detroit Tigers are about sold now on Dick Bartell, the pepper-pot shortstop obtained from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Willie Rogell. So far Bartell has been an improvement afield and his fiery spirit has livened the club MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Rookie Dale Jones and Clyde Smoll have impressed Manager Doc Prothro of the Phillies in their spring efforts. Against Rochester yesterday Jones pitched three hitless innings. although giving five walks. Smoll avowed one hit in each of three frames, but showed good control and fanned four. SAN ANTONIO. Tex. Robert Virgil Swift, aged 25. says the St. Louis Browns can stop worrying about the holdout of Joe Glenn because Swift will be their No. 1 wtchir this season. Although he batted only .263 in the Texas League last year. Swift' was tops behind the plate. Tie led the league In assists and threw out 63 of 112 base-stealers. TAMPA. Fla. Paul Derringer and his Cincinnati teammates, after falling again to stop the world champion Yankees, may get some ronsolatlop from a declaration bv Charley Keller, hero of the last World Series, that Derringer was the toughest pitcher we faced 11 'ast season, Keller's hit of praise amp yesterday after the bombers Today two weeks hence the Leaf Pitchers and., catchers will be running twice around Rowell Field; A little limbering . . . and . . . twice around the field again. Fireworks will be under way. The fights for the inner track of the coveted positions will be getting hot and bjivy with old-heads, rookies and what-have-you trying t outshine each other. Not much in the way of baseball He told us a good one about John that he hadnt heard. Seems Johnny Nee stopped John on the street shortly after King had become a proud papa. Thinking to poke a little fun at the likeable outfielder, Johnnie asked him what hed do If the kid turned out to be a southpaw. Come home with me., said John King. Nee accompanied him home and as he entered the nursery an astounding sight greeted his entry. In the middle Of his crip lay King the younger. His left sleeve was pinned down to his apparel. Try and make a left-hander out of this one! grinned John King, the grand-dad of all screwballs. will be done for the first day or two. Although players are supposed to report for spring training minus paunches and bay-windows that look like a blown-up mail sack somfe of the boys just cant drive themselves to put out in the winter months to attain that physical per fection necessary to labor nine or more innings a day. Conditioning will take up the first day and slowly the boys will begin to show their stuff. Stuff that justified interest in their ability. Men returning from last years team plus ambitious rookies will take the field in this battery practice. Granted that all will come to terms and report on time and that John Burrows will stick with the Lookouts well have on hand March 27 Dot Pitman, John Chambers, Matt Themes, Carl Wessels, John Waters, do yd Stith, Lou Doede, Rhodes, Juzek, Ellidge and Galvin. Sunday, March 31 is the date for the entire club to be on hand for their initial tests on Monday following. Hassler, Carlin, Mene, Cearley, Loveless, Stallings, Ellis and Luther will arrive. It is not certain that Klmgdon will bring players back with him from the Lookouts training base. It may be that Joe Engel will drop them off when they tackle the Leafs in a pair of exhibition tilts starting April 7. At any rate, the squad will be in full strength by that time. With the exception of a player or two Babe Ganzel has promised the Mocker. Despite loss of his right leg in hunting accident two years ago, Monty Stratton, with aid of artificial limb, trains for pitching comeback with White Sox at Pasadena, Calif. The return of -Joe Menes contract all signed and everything swells the roster of sure things to nine. The boys are mighty slow in returning the blue papers this year. Which dont necessarily mean that the men are holdouts yet. No player is really classified as a holdout until spring training starts and Its only human, after all. to bargain! Joe enjoyed a big year last season with that .34 9 average despite the low RBI column he sported and then Joe had the added responsibility of being leadoff man. You can mull over the fact that Joe did get on that base. Cnly three men scored more often than the Leaf centerfielder will' h means that he did his job of 'ettinnon base which is the first last and foremost thought for ary lead-off man. Dependability Is Joe's biggest asset. He played the same game day in and day out, never flashing. never changing and it must be recorded that he wasnt the most colorful player In the world but on hand to do his job and do It well. The schedule of the Black Belt league calls for the Selma High baseballers to open their season doing battle with Perry County High in Marion on March 19. The locals open their home season with Unlontown on March 26. The boys are expecting great things this year and... will really have to step to beat last years almost perfect record. . PETERSBURG Fla., March 15 (P) Already minus many star performers due to. an upset-stud- ded first-round, the national winter , amateur-professional best ball golf tournament moved today Into .two 18-hoJe rounds that will halve the field 'twice by nightfall. Rated an upset yesterday was the one-up victory of Clyde Usiria, Jr., West Palm Beach, Fla., professional, and Walter Burkemo, Evanston, 111.,, amateur, over Henry Picard, the P, G, A. champion from Hershey, Pa., and Frank Ford, Charleston, S. C. amateifr. TJsina and Burkemo carded a best ball 65, seven under par. Today Usina and Burkemo faced Harold (Jug) McSpaden of Winchester. Mass., and Rommy Ay-cock, Jacksonville amateur. One Up Victory The Jacksonville combination of pro Lloyd Sparrow and Amateur Dick Van Kleeck turned in another surprise with a one up victory over Jimmy Hines of Great Neck, N. Y., and .fammy Ferrier, Australian open and amateur champion. Today they play Craig Wood of the winged Foot Country Club, N. Y., and Dave Mitchell, Augusta, Ga., amateur. Herman Keiser of Springfield,. Mo., and Dick Doeschler, schoolboy star from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., also did the unexpected in taking a 21-hole thriller from favored Paul Runyan of White Plains, N. Y., and Charles White-head of Plainfield, N. J. They had their hands full today against long-liltting Jimmy Thomson and Carl' Dann, Orlando, Fla,, amateur star. Medalists Fall The medalist team of Felix Sera-fin, Scranton, Pa., pro and Frank Allan, of West Pittston, Pa., also Tell by the wayside, dropping a 1 up decision to Paul Bell of Torrington, Conn., and Peter Gruntal of Scarsdale. N. Y. Bell and Gruntal take on Henry Poe of Reading, Pa,, and Harold Mand-ley of Weathersfield, Conn, today. Semi-finals are scheduled tomorrow and the finals Sunday. Louisiana State U Netters Will Meet Seven SEC Enemies BATON ROUGE, La., March 15 (IP) Louisiana State Universitys tennis team will meet seven Southeastern Conference and four nonconference teams during Its 12-match 1940 schedule, Coach Charles Diel announced today. The Tigers also will compete In the annual conference tournament at Sewanee. Tenn, May 7-8-9. Diel said. The schedule includes: April 1. Birmingham-Southern at Birmingham; April 2. Alabama at Tuscaloosa; April 3. Georgia Tech at Atlanta; April 4, Emory University at Atlanta; April 5. Georgia at Athena. MAJESTY OF THE LAW INDIANAPOLIS Thieves who took 96 gallon cans of apricot jam from a Civilian Conservation Corps truck dumped it into Fall creek. Three boys with long poles fished out 36 cans. They told their mothers. Their mothers told police. - A police emergency squad went to the place with a boat and drag-hooks, fished an hour but couldn't bring up a single can. The Mocker says its a good thing that John King isnt slated to join the Leafs this season after our piece about the left-handed clique! RAIN WATER MAKES LYE Ash hoppers still survive in the south of England. Wood ashes from stoves are put into these hoppers and rain water is poured in to make lye. The lye, in turn, is used to make soap. bv0410 V CifimCRT IMS NaTIJWIl BISUllitS MOD'JCTS COOOMIlO. !8

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