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Face Six SATURDAY, JULY 15,4944 NaplajoieLet Third One Go By And Lost The Flag Twcnty.-thoiiHii.ncl fans turned out at thi> Cleveland ball park on October 3. IPOS. Twenty-thousand fan.s—out to si-c. Cii>v«'l:uul win 01 lolsc tho American league pennant They called their toiim tho "Naps" thori. Later It was tru> Indians. 13'ut Napoleon La.iole wa.i managing the team and phiylnf: second brine. Hi.M nickname wn:i "Nap." And they named tlic te.-im after him. Lajole was a great Infiolcler in thu days when ballplayers lived on it diet of chewing tobncon with fly. Infr spllctt;! for cle.ss.-rt. Those days boiist.rd a fierce, bitter brand of Ijiwebnll—a tlxlit. I'iirhting gamf with scraps tho rule rather Mian the oxceptlon. Uijoie was a ma.--.tor. Tie kn.'w nil the tricks of \hc high-riding base riinnvrM ••- the sharp-ry plnee hitters—and the clever coaches and bench jiickeyo. _ He held his own with the best of'thern and showed them how the Kumu .should he playijil. In t'JOS ho had his Cleveland team fighting for thc> punnant In the last fading days of the jtcasmi. The am:i:'.hi t ; thing was that the club WHS just average. Nap hud just one consistent pitcher—Addifi Joss. An'd hiH hittors didn't connect too rifrr-n. Un'. thu Naps stuyuil up In that race—they stayed up ihi-n; with fight, and drive that won gnmon that should Imvo been lo.sl. On Lhfit October nfternoon l-he N<tr>* c;i")'- 01". ro fnco .Hi o-Chicago White Sox. The Nap.-- could put i.... U.T, i-inr awiiv t'V kilting thai jfame. The DeCroi.1 Tigers and the White Sox had fhsjjers ^ n 'I"" 0 pon- nnn-t plo—but the Indians had beaten Chicago MIC day before. .If thivy did-ll aj.,'aln lihi-y'd sew thJnjjn up. Nap La-jole led his players onto the field and Into a -iouph battle. Tt was a sco-saw? frame [ill the way. "II'w:i.-, tUrht and packed with Mil-ills fen- those 20.000 yelilnjj funs. The Naps came- up I'm the seventh trnll- inj; by one run. LI was: Cliicayo :!, Cievclarul 2. Tilii* was live lucky seventh. The Cleveland fans .took lli'-'ir xlrutell arid roared oiicourai^cinunt to their boys. Then somotiur.fr clicked — one of those quick rallies Lluul flare up befoi'o you know 'they're, started. The Naps had I ho biv.;t:s luiidod wit.li only one out, Bill Hinchman was Ihc next men up—and after 'liim .came Nap Lajoie. The two heavy hiilters of the liyht^hii.tinfr Cleveland club. The noun; I'rom the suui-d.s rc-doublecl. With Hinchman comhuf,' up the Chlcnpo nmnaxor called -lime. He signalled to his .bullpen. Biy Ed Walsh came out to li!n-ow t-h« pitches Ihut m!«-li.t mean the pen- natit for either side. 'Walsh had'pilched the day bn- fore and dropped a one to nothing derisioni to Addio JO.'M, But ihe w;u-t. tho heart of tilie While Sox staff. With the blue chips down he came uut to Jake over. Biff ICd chocked !hi* base runners and then poured down the pitch. Hinchman jwung—and It was an easy grounder !o .ulus infield. Tho play we'tnL to tile plato for a rorce- oiil. Two oul—the ba.wes -still full. Now Nap LjLJoio was coming up to win or lose. Walsh—knowing that Nap had a sharp eye— went lo v/urk carefully. One strike went by—a -ball—another strike. Still Lajole didn't offer. SIIU 'he watched the bij; .pitcher care-fully. Then Walsh stretched rind powered, one down—aimi-n'K for. the corner. Lajoie looked .hard— NAUGATUOK DAILY NEWS Rubco Arranges Tennis Match With Waterbury Tool v "The U. S, -Rubber Co. and HIP Waterbury Tool Co. ; hav'o arranged a tennis match to he ployed at Chnse Park ini Waterbury Friday, July 21. • • ' Tho match will consist -of threo doubles pairings and -two singles. The Kubco scpi-ad will probably -be buill up around Henry Cie*lowski, and- locnl residents will be-able-to sec the local star in action affain. 1 Just who will fare the loca-1 team is not known, although Watco ha.t reporte-cily several 'former college players -in its employ. A close 'maldli is expected, nnd thc-re is plenty of sll.tinj; room' on the rocky bank that is one side of ihe i-jnnis courls. Loca.1 rooters can find plenty space to occupy anid oheer for Ihe -team. >. '>•• „•; •-..:>;.;. • V--J.';. •-.'"•»''V >/,, "ji S V\ • -}'i . ;.%, £•'•&.•&* •*•;'^.•s 1 '.'*,'^'. . *"• "•'•"•*-- ^-^vSords birt ho didn't offer. It didn't look good to Nap. But the umpire throw his arm up find yelled: "Yer ouiL!" . .IS'ap Lajoiu was oul. The Indians los'l. They lost the ball jjame and the pennant. AOVISKD TO "MAKK PACKS" Orlando. Fla. (UP)—A booklet issued here lulls fliers at the Army Air Forces taclical irnining center here 10 make faces if forced down in thn Arctic—helps to keep from James Luther (Luke) Se\vs!l, one of three Sewcll boys, of •'Alabama ; . : .-to-> make. good in the big leagMes,' rides "th'e : c'fest of a popularity wave at the moment as his St. Louis Browns head the American League parade. ' Luke is manager of the Brownies and has been since mid-season of 1941 w.hen he supplanted Fred Haney as bench boss of that club. Luke is one of the game's veterans, having broken into the big time as a member of the Cleveland Indians back in 1921 after, a few games with Columbus of the American Association. Luke hopped right into baseball off the campus of the University of Alabama, where he graduated in '21. His brother, Joey, one of the finest, in. fielders the Indians ever had, had preceded him to the Tribe, playing on the 1920 champion Cleveland team. . „ Luke didn't become the regular catcher of the Tribe until 1926 and then stayed oh in that job until 1933 when he was traded to Washington. Two years later he was traded to St. Louis, which club in turn sold him to the Chicago White Sox. . Three years later he was again sold-, to Brooklyn,-then to Cleveland as coach. Luke's other brother, Tom, was an infielder for the Chicago Cubs in 1927. ' Walters Wins 15th With3,0«liutoiitb A single by n rookie pitcher, cost' I ho St. Louis Browns .a chance to. run tholr American .league Icad- froni two and''bhe-half * lo throe' and one-half games 'yesterday. The Browns ' dropped a 'tough; game 't'o the 'Cleveland Indian's ;iil Cleveland. AL the . same time,'.the' New;.York Xankces beat !.he Bos-, tor.i- Red • Sox -;to. "go-'-into -second;" This W That _»- v IJy DUKE KAZI-.AJ]$KAS '' i'of 'Miller,,, latest, of one football's!, first ,; famines, "the place and •gaining. - • keep- fit/-..Louis;., from Tihe.-BroWnsHve'nf U inning? 'with tlie' Indians>betor'e" the'''Tribe; won, 3 to 2.' -Rookie •' S-t.e'v e ..Gromek-' worked for the Indians and-turned-' in' an ciyh-L hitter. Then, he added in.su'l! 1 to 'injuiy -by aingling'-home the 'winning -run i.ni .the last" half of the fourteenth. ' • '• • •_••'. The Yankees moved' from th'ii-d plnco to second by edfrin£r out the Red Sox at New York,"4 to-3.. T ; lr« victory put Ihe-Yanks' one pbr- centaLre point ahead, of Eo5-ton.. • • At Detroit the.;Tiber's- -shut 'out Ihe: Chicago Whlt'b.-Sox, 2 to' 0. Frati'k Overmire let'-the'White"Sox; down with -two-scratch singles. He: mi-phi :have 'had .-a Jip-hitter with •better fielding. V •The Phila'dclphia -Alhlclics took both ends of-a t:wln bill-from the Washington'Senators; Thu A's : won- both' games' by the. same score—4 to 3. -'' -. . '.--..'•• In th<> National league. Bucky Walters cracked t-hc whip over [.he leag-ue-lcad-lng SI. -Louis Cardinals. This time Bu.clcy --shut out the champs, 3 to 6; giving them six TiiLi. -It wa«:.Bucky's'flfteent1i victory of the season. At Philadelphia. Mann per Mel OU of the Now York Giants trotted -out his favorite nipht-srame Ditcher—Harry Feldman. A.nd . Harry came through again -lo ben:t Phillies, 2 to 1. In the national league's onily day game, the .Chicago Cubs .banged out 13 hits to .beat the-Pittsburgh Pirates, 13 to 5.. The Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves were not .scheduled. •three . i .Milloi-a i .of .Notre.;D.amc," is tiring the pro ranks. The",fleet', stocky youngster, who.'a ..recently, been given; a .niedical dis- .'chiirge 'from the, .Marine"-Corps, lias-signed a-contract to play with' tlic' 'BrooTclyn Tiger's this fall. / 'And. though Unprofessional play. : 'is' tougher .and..more grueling than- u'rfy college P. Ia y, . the - former ••Notre' Dame" All-Aiiril.Tie.an halfback -B)i r ould'"maWo.'lh'e"gradc. '*•''•_' t. .-'•'"•' His 'father; Harry',; captained tho 1909. .Fightings Irish,':Ccn'ro.' ' .Foiir itineles- playedj on] -thc'^fiqua'd,' an'd .one of them, Don Miller,, was one of .the -famed Four Horsemen of Knutc Rocknc's 1024 team.; • .'And'his'.-brother-Tom starred al Noire Dame beto're Crcighipn went there. • '. / ' But' the latest of tlie clan may •prove to be the best of the.'lot. -.' Ho' was Notre. Dame's- chief ground guincr lust fall. He's a fleet hard running ball carrier, and he's got something even more • important, good e'ycs. . ;' Elmer Layden, who once'coached the Irish, and who's the'head., of the •National Football . league once suid: Miller's got an exceptionally keen-pair of eyes. He sees..everything- that's happening on .a field with a glance, and that means he knows where to run when he has the ball." Chi. Court Tourney Enters Semi-Finals . River Forest, 111., July 35— fUP) —The nation's No. •! tennis player, .Billy Talberl. of Indiana pel is, goes into ihe somi-finnla of the Chicago. Opcm' tournamnnt today. Tulbort meel.s- 'his doubles partner — Nick Bir/.ollch of Los Angeles. In the women's division Dorothy May Bundy of Santa Monica, California, and Mao 1 Arnold of Los •Angeles also appear-in semi-.fi-nal matches. Miss Bundy plays CaJh- erine'..Wolf of 'Elkhart, -Jndiajia. and/.Mlss, Arnold takes on Shirley •Fry'-bf. Akron, Ohio.'.,,...-'' . '••; ^••^•';. Branch, Hartford's Naktenis Opposing Hurlers At Stadium Bill J-Ghncoli " Returns To Brassco Fcld After. ;A Week.'s Absence Fred .Davi's.. Walr.-rbury "Era.ss- cc-~" will be out for .revenge to- nig-ht when they clash with the Const Omird. Bani-s of Grolon at Municipal Stndium. Earlier in the' seuson the Bears, beat Davi'.s charges. .C-3. behind the .mairl.cr.'ul pitching of "rtcd" Branch, foi-mci- Y.-;iik.e<; 1'IInjfcr. Ki-anch . will ag-ain be on t!i« 'Ivill for l.hc scnmnr.. i:i hopes of making it Iwo sli-iiifj-ht . AMERICAN i.KAGVR • ' ' Vcsicril.iy'M NDW York •), Boston 3.. Cleveland 3, St.. l^ouis 2'. Detroit -, Chicago 0. . Pliiladelphia 4, Wa.shinj;to:> 3 :3st). 1-h.iladelpliia -I, Washington 3 .2nd). 'JAPANESE. NEWS New York, July IS— (UP)— The Japanese Domei .News apr-'-'ncy reports' the deal.h of a ranking ad- indus- heard by the "F-G-C, says Baron Naj.a- iliani died Friday ol what il describes as a chronic ailment. visor. to Nippon's aircraft try. The enemy .broadcast, " The 1. Louis N'ew York oston Vaihinjjton .......... 38 -1 1 CJevcland ............. 39-12 Detroit ............... 38 -12 Chicago ............... 3439 Philadelphia .......... 37 -)2 Today's Gjimes, ?ltclicrs Boston nt New York — BowniaJl (S-3) vs. Dubicl (G-7); Philadelphia at Wa-Shinston — (ni).;h;)— Florcs <5-i) vs. (C-01 or Wynti (G-30). St. Louis at Cleveland — Hollinjjs- wort.li (5-1) vs. Klioman Chic.iRo at Dotroi.t (2)— Lopat (3- C) :i nd Ro&s (0-3) vs. Xcwhouscr (IS-S) and Orroll (1-1). over U)c- Joc--il«. ' Catching h'ini Win be another Yankee, Aaron RoV,j n . xon, lalfc of.,"N<JW3j-k, of tho TnUi- nalloniil League. -'Other great star.i in the Coast , Guards linkup - t f f Billy Webber awl - Eddie WalKh, ihe team's l<jaJirisr hitters, -u/ho ,», lve the Brasr City 'lads plenty of hcnd- ncho« in the firat contest between lhu.se two clubs. 3311! Johnson, -World'jSorios hero now IIT the Navy, wil] be back ni third base for the Erasscos alon- with Cy Block, ex-Chicago Cut* Howie Hack, . one of fhc finest receivers seen STO thi.5 Htclion will <Jo .Lhc rocelving- for.Pcic NaVtciUis of Hartford; a pait-timr;' hurler for Iho Jc-agti-e-l<?adjn)j Senators, of the Euslcrn Leagvc.; • Naktenis has sn l]-2 record Ro far UlLi season which . rates him with the pitchers of the circuit. Tonight's game wil] start at 8 p. :n. sh-arp, so uhal. local fan.? will be able -to reach home at an tarly hour. Without a dbubl, several Xau- gatuck baseball fans will be o» Jiand to sec their local favorites, Lefty Farrar' and Eobby P.hoades,' in action. Another large crowd J3 cxpcclo<l. The lineups: Coa.st Gua.rds — Weber, ss; Williams, 2b: Langood, If; Walsh, Jb; Robinson, c; Shcleski, cf; Murphy, rf: Carlisle. 3b; Branch, p. Erassscos— Rchio, ss; Farrar. lb; Rossomando, cf; J.ohnsoTj., 2b; Hack, c: Block. 2b; IVogn'-.-r, rf; Rhoades, If; Nakitcnis, p. top- . . Philadelphia XATIOXAL r.EAGOE Vcstord.iy'N Result« Chicago- 31. Pittsburgh. 0. Cincinnati 3, St. Louii 0. New York (night). Only games scheduled. The Skuidlng- \V. L. Pet. St. Louis 52 22 .703 PiUsb'urgh .40 31 .503 Cincinnati -13 3-1 New York 3S 39 Philadelphia 32 42 Brooklyn -33 -13 Chicago 30 Boston 30 -1C ,1 "The Brooklyn Dodgera ngure they -are just about the unluckiest club on the major league-diamonds today. Their latest casualty is the double-barreled loss of both pitchers Ed Head and.ICa! M'cLish and the impending loss- of Pitcher Rube Salvation Army Canteen Covers The Waterfront With Don Born«i, Irewn*' prtxy ;«r$t y oar. ..1921 --* ;•- '.^SJI-^.vr -:. ,'i / New • York (U P)—Since October, 1943, the Salva.tion Arniy-'a mobile' "Waterfront Canteen", has traveled 7,200 miles—the equivalent of a round trip .from New York lo Hollywood—up and down Manhattan's miles of docks and piers,' catering to servicemen. This unit has fed 300,000 members of the armed forces, and has provided them with' toilet articles, sweaters and garments knotted,by Salvation Army volunteers.' The canteen also handed out 8,500 gallons of coffee and' used -.350,000 paper cups. . ' ' ., Optional use of the-metric system..was made legal • by an act of Congress-in-1806.'- '."• ' : MiomriEBaa^r}^ f ^l-JTf? : SHOW W* jP W* ' W*' 1 l^-lhdfoJUl Wilh Brother Joey, l«ft, ond Otorg*.Brant Melton. That leaves the Brooklyn mound staff in an even sadder condition than it was on the recent western tour when the battered Bums dropped 13 games in a row. Head left yesterday for his home in Monroe, Louisiana, to report for induction into the Army. He won four games and lost three for the Dodgers this year. . McLlsh Is slated for an early call Into the Navy and has been given permission to go to his home in Oklahoma to await the call. .'And Melton is tabbed for a Navy call before many moons. That just about cleans out the Brooklyn staff because Hal Gregg and Whit Wyatt are on the-definite ailing list,and Curt Davis is suffering from a pretty sore arm. The one bright 'rny of-hope'is the 'fact that Gregg's doctors report that the big youngster is-not as hnd off as had been thought and he may be able to pilch in a few days. Bxjt that's a mighty thin silver lining for a club who has to rely on such pitchers as Ralph Brancc, Clyde.King and Lcs Webber who is really a relief hurler. That's -all, brother. About 85 per cent of the world's total supply of aviation gasolino is produced In tlic U. S. BASEBALL TONIGHT WATERBUUY MUNICIPAL STADIUM 8:00 P. M. Today's Games, ritr.hont Brooklyn o.t Boslon—Molton 7) or Gregg CG-9) vs. Andrews (S- 7 >Pittsburgh nt Chicago—Roe (6- C) vs..F'omir.q- (3-7). Now York nt Philadelphia (2)— Voiselle (11-10) and Hanson .(0-2) vs. Schanz (7-7) n:id Lee (5-3). Cincinnati at St. Lo-is— (rxgh!) —Shorn (G-!5) vs. Wilks (3-1).' ; —2nd HIT— Cowboy Contoen CHARLES STAHRETT JANE FRAZEE BUY AN EXTKA BOND IX THE.VICTORY MARCH Coast Guards VH. Waterbury Brasscos LAKE QUASSAPAUG "Waterburj-'s Recreation Gcntrr" AT QL'ASST PARK AT QUASSY BEACH • PICNIC • SWIM • Roller Skate , (Fridiiy., Sat. & Sunday A(ternoon.i) AT QU/XSSV RINK Entertainment, and Fun' For the Whole Family! r. DANCING SUNDAY ?;LIF SLATER * AMD HIS ORCHESTRA gERVICEMEN FREE | The crowning achievement of MGM's twenty years of screen .leadership! 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