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5, 1 203 203 GI 16 THE KANSAS CITY TIMES, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1948. WOOP IS MASTER, Louisville Can't Hit Kansas Southpaw and Loses Exhibition Game, 6-12. A 6-RUN INNING FOR BLUES Take Advantage of Bill Elbert's Wildness to Go Far Ahead in Fifth I Frame. Happy Chandler and Frank Lane Are in Stands for the Contest. BY ERNEST MEHL, (A Member of The Star's Sports Staff.) Bradenton, Colonels made whoopee against Boston Braves yesterday couldn't even make Woop today.

Bill Woop, Kansas City hander, stopped them the last five frames as Blues, scoring six runs Wild Bill Elbert in the defeated them 12 to 6 in exhibition game. Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler was the spectators but, despite the he is Kentucky amons, in sentiment, he remained austere judgment. He refused nullify the victory on the ground the conduct of the Blues was detrimental to baseball in Louisville. remained loyal, however, by accepting an invitation to attend opening of the season in Louisville on April 15. Lane Is a Spectator.

Frank Lane, president of American Association, also hanced the stature of the event with his presence. Frank, however, didn't enjoy himself nearly so much as he did yesterday when Colonels whipped the Braves Today he had to remain neutral. The game showed that the new left side Louisville's infield do, definitely at least. Both George Strickland, shortshop, and Fred Hatfield, third baseman, came with stunning plays as both teams played errorless ball. Strickland, who drove in seventythree runs on a .235 batting average for Scranton last season, continted his clutch hitting with two runs batted in.

Hatfield was forced to 'leave the game in the second frame when he was cracked on elbow with a pitch by Bill Houtz. Houtz tossed the first five rounds for the Blues and yielded all six Louisville's runs and eight of eleyen hits. Asked how his elbow was after the game, Hatfield laconically replied "it's sore." The Colonels found Dick Kryhoski the most troublesome Blue. He made four of sas City's sixteen hits off Elbert and Earl Toolson, who pitched the last four whirls, and drove in five runs. Even in Spring Games.

It WAS the sixteenth exhibition game for the Blues with the victory bringing their record to an even .500. It was the fourth loss five practice games for the Colonels. Elbert, who had done no game pitching in the Boston Red Sox camp because of a sore arm before joining the Colonels a few days ago, walked nine batters, uncoiled wild pitch and granted nine hits and nine runs during his 5-inning tenure. Kryhoski doubled home a pair of tallies for the Blues in the first inning and Milt Byrnes poked another run across for them in the second. The Colonels loaded the bases in each of the two heats, had to be content with a run each try.

Big Walt Dropo came with the sacks jammed in each round but his mighty power was shut off. A run scored in the first he hit into a double play. After Strickland's walk and Jim Pruett's double had produced the Louisville run in the second, Dropo again faced Houtz with the bags puffed. This time he stroked into an inning- ending force-out. A 425-Foot Drive.

But the next time up, in the fourth, he gave the Blues a bitter taste of his tremendous power. He shot a 425-foot drive to left, a blow that would have scaled the scoreboard wall at Parkway field in Louisville, but got only a double when he fell down rounding second and had to hurry back to that base. Red Lavigne followed with almost as mighty a drive for a triple to score Dropo. Strickland's scored Lavigne. single, also had made two runs.

The inning before the A hit by Lavigne and Strickland's fly fashioned the first one. Another walk and the second of Chuck Koney's three hits scored the second one. This made it 6-3 in Louisville's favor going into the fruitful Kansas City fifth. A hit by Hank Bauer, a force-out, a hit by Bill Drescher and a walk to Ehlers filled the bases, Elbert then walked home a run and then wild-pitched another across. A walk to Bill Burgess loaded the pillows after Houtz had dribbled into an advancing infield out.

Jimmy Dyck sent a base-clearing double to left. Woop in Control. It was now 9-6 for the Blues. At this point, Woop took the and completely stopped the Colonels. They made only three hits, scratch, the rest of the way and couldn't dent the platter again.

The Colonels left fifteen men on The Blues added two runs expense of Toolson at the on a 2-run single in the eighth by Kryhoski and this same not-s0-gentle gentleman singled across another marker in the ninth. COMPLETE A MAT CARD. Young Pat McGill Will Wrestle in Special Event. The American Legion's wrestling card for tomorrow night in Memorial hall, Kansas City, Kansas, WILS completed Promoter George Simpson yesterday when signed young Pat McGill of Omaha for the special event. The program will feature the tag team bout between the Orville Newman team against Sonny Myers and Bobby Bruns.

The Bruns-Myers tag team, which ended the winning streak of the Wright brothers last week, plans to hold a combined training drill this afternoon. THE BLUE BOX SCORE. LOUISVILLE AB. R. PO.

Koney, 5 Hatfield, 3b 0 Chapman, 3b 0 Gleeson, ri wright, r1 Dropo, 1b Bergamo, ct Craft, cf Lavigne, If Strickland, 55 Pruett. Elbert, Aulds Toolson, Rolandson Totals 37 a 11 27 16 KANSAS CITY--AB. PO. Burgess, cf Dyck. 3b Byrnes, If Bauer, Kryhoski, 1b OR Drescher, -3 Enlers, 2b Lat Stringer, 68 Houtz, Douglas Woop, Totals 39 12 16 27 7 0 Aulds batted for Elbert in fifth.

Rolandson batted for Toolson in ninth. Douglas batted for Houtz in fifth. Kansas City .210 060 201-12 Louisville 112 200 000- 6 batted in Duck Byrnes 2. Stringer, Pruett, Strickland Lavigne, Koney, Two-base hits-Pruett. Dropo, Kryhoski, Dyck.

Three-pase hit Lavigne, Sacrifices- -Houtz, Byrnes. Donble plays- Chapman-Koney-Dropo. StringLeft on bases--Louisville 15, Kansas City 12, Bases on ballsOff Elbert 9, Toolson 1, Houtz 6. Woop 4. Struck out- By Elbert 1, Toolson 3.

Houtz 1. Woop 4. Hits- Off Elbert 9 in five innings, Toolson 7 in four, Houtz 8 in four, Woop 3 in five, Hit by pitcherBy Houtz (Hatfield), Wild pitch Elbert. Passed ball- Pruett. Winning pitcher-Houtz.

Losing pitcher--Elbert. Time of Umpires -Austin and Westfall. LOCKE TO PLAY HERE EXHIBITION BY SOUTH AFRICAN GOLFER IS JUNE 2. An 18-Hole Tour to Be Made. of Course 10 Be Announced Later-Set a Junior Date.

Bobby Locke, Johannesburg, South Africa's gift to the American golf scene, will appear in Kansas City for an exhibition June 2. The announcement was made last night by Bob Leacox, tournament chairman of the Kansas City Golf association, at the monthly meeting at Indian Hills Country club. Locke tour eighteen holes at a course to be announced later. With him will be Duke Gibson, Blue Hills pro, who was instrumental in getting Locke here; Bobby Willits, Missouri state amateur champion, and Bob Kosten, city champion. L.

(Red) Hoth, sectional 1 representative for the United States Golf association, that the local announced at the meeting qualifying round for the first national junior amateur championships will be held at Lakewood Country club July 27. Qualifying rounds will be held at forty-three points throughout the country. Eligible for the tournament are all those amateurs who have not reached their eighteenth birthdays by August 14, 1948. Entrants need not be associated with a member club of the U. S.

G. A. The entry fee is $3 and should be sent to the U.S. G. 73 East Fifty-seventh street, New York, 22, New York by July 8.

The finals will be held in August at the University of Michigan, a field of 128 competing. The K. C. G. A.

also adopted a resolution to form a committee for the purpose of assigning equitable handicaps to the city's golf courses. The committee will consist of Leacox and the chairman of each club's handicap committee. About seventy-five persons attended the meeting last HOPE FOR BILL BEVENS. Yankee Hurler Suffered Only a Strained Shoulder. ST.

PETERSBURG, April -The New York Yankees were heartened today by the news that Pitcher Bill Bevens was suffering from nothing more than a strained right shoulder. A report received by the club from Dr. George Bennett of Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore disclosed that Bevens has only a slight sprain. It was feared that the right-handed hurler was suffering from bursitis. Bevens is receiving treatment at the hospital.

therapy rejoin the Yankees 16. He was dispatched to Baltimore last week following a 1-inning pummeling by the Louis Cardinals in all exhibition game. SHAWNEE IS GOLF VICTOR. Leavenworth Loses High School Match, 322 to 347. Dates have been scheduled for three Northeast Kansas league golf matches, it was announced by Harold, Reade, Shawnee-Mission golf, basketball and football coach, who yesterday watched his charges rack up their third straight victory by downing Leavenworth, 322 to 347.

The match was played in Leavenworth. The first league match will be held at the Quivira Lake course April 14, the second at Leavenworth April 21, and the third at Atchison 30. Schools entered in the competition include Shawnee-Mission, Atchison, Argentine and Leavenworth. HOPES UP AT K-STATE. Ralph Graham Pleased Over Line and Fullbacks, MANHATTAN, April good fullback prospects and line that is stacked three deep with good end and tackle possibilities, day caused Ralph Graham, Kansas State grid coach, to look forward next season with optimism.

After eight days of Spring drills, Graham says his line is the best set his club has and is pleased over four fullback prospects who he have adapted themselves to his gle wing "exceptionally well." Graham, who earlier predicted 'Cats had a good chance of ending their 26-game losing streak next fall, has cut his squad from the turnout of 150 to seventy-five. first BASEBALL NOTES. The Naval Reserve team will work out 12:30 o'clock tomorrow, and Saturday at mond, Eighth and Myrtle. diao'clock. on the Lykina Square a member of Anyone who is the Naval Reserve will be eligible to try out.

The Reserves their league will play be for games on Saturday, and will open Sunday games season. Teams within the throughout of Kansas City, interested a 60-mile radius 5. games, call or write George in scheduling North Kansas City, Craig, route 4042. or call Gladstone Plane being made to Missouri composed Valley This, league will organize valley district. of Such teama towns in the Missouri Springs, Richmond, Orrick, Missouri City.

as Excelsior Linden. Liberty, and Plattsburg, Farley, river valley district, towns in the Missouri teams in this league. are to enter eligible held soon. A meeting will be desiring and any teams in the district entrance valley to the should contact Eighth street, Clem Kansas Carder City, at 2516 Kansas, North The Intercity two teams, The season his openings for league And any will May contact Clem at team wishing to enter should Fairfax 0561. The Building Trades team team play the morning of at the Mulkey Square.

league Cathedral Parochial team will miso Street Tigera at play 2 o'clock the, Twenty-fifth North Kansas City, 00000008 A STABLEMATE OF JET PILOT, Ace Admiral, left, leads the way home in a 6-furlong sprint at Jamaica track yesterday. Second is Whirling Fox, on the rail, and third is Loser Weeper, 0 All three horses have been named for the Kentucky Derby at Louisville May 1-(Wirephoto). BREW LINEUP SET Virtually Same Hands That Won Play-Offs Last Year Will Play in 1948. NO CLAIMS BY CULLOP But the Pilot Admits His Crew Has Worked Into Fine Shape. BY RED THISTED.

(Milwaukee Sentinel.) Austin, April Milwaukee Brewers will open the American Association campaign at Columbus April 15 with a -up very similar to the one that captured the league play-off and little world series last year. However, the holdovers from the team which swept through pennantwinning Kansas City and secondplace Louisville in the -offs are a year older, That extra year in most instances will mean some lessening of ability. Lose Six Good Men. Major losses from last year are Alvin Dark, shortstop, and his keystone mate, Danny Murtaugh, Outfielder Tommy Neill and Pitchers Vern Bickford, Epperly and Glenn Elliott. Manager Nick Cullop, picked last year for the second time as the "outstanding manager in the admits fines 1948 edition has worked into condition here.

But he isn't ready to claim even a firstdivision berth unless parental Boston Braves send three experienced pitchers and a capable outfielder. It is reported that Bickford will be returned by Boston soon, and the rumor factory also has Lefty Jim Pendergast (20-15 at Syracuse) and either Elliott, Epperly or Ed Wright tagged for the Brews. The hurling staff today includes Ewald Pyle, Buck Ross, Cy Buker and Earl Reid, who totaled only thirty-five victories last year. To date only Buker has shown to advantage in spring games. May Oust Veterans.

Dick Mulligan, a veteran lefthander from the Braves, has won some exhibitions, but not impressively. Dave Sheehan and Norman athend of young some of the veterans. may Shee- move han had a 13-5 record at Evansville in the Three-I league, and Roy a 7-1 mark at Pawtucket in the New England state circuit. Catcher Norm Schlueter, whose handling of such young hurlers as Bickford and Elliott was instrumental in the Brewers' third-place finish, again heads the receiving department. He has a promising understudy in 1 Paul Burris, drafted from ville of the Three-I league.

Encamped on first base is Heinz Becker, the league batting champ, and Gene Markland, up from Dallas, at the moment has an edge at second over Ben Steiner from Atlanta. Johnny Logan, who hit .351 in his first pro year at Evansville last season, has been erratic at shortstop but has good natural ability and is expected to open at that position. May Shift Roberge, Al (Skippy) Roberge, the rightfield occupant when the season closed last year, probably will be used in the outfield unless Logan fails, in which case he'd take over third with Damon Phillips shifting to shortstop. Although Carden Gillenwater, home champ of the association, has been slow rounding into condition there is little worry on his account. The Boston club has shipped Nanny Fernandez to the club for left field duty.

LOOP MEET TO SHAWNEE. Argentine Slows Up in Dual Event. 60-78. The Shawnee-Mission track team, after being shut out of the placing in one track event on their field yesterday afternoon, came back (strong to make a clean sweep of two over Argentine and won the dual Northeast Kansas league meet, 78 to 60.0 Walking away with the individual scoring honors for the afternoon was Lloyd Mairs, Argentine hurdling and field ace, who placed first in the high hurdles, 220-yard dash and the high jump. The Mustangs shut the Indians out in the 220-yard low hurdles before the Indians accomplished the same task by blanking them in shot put and discus events.

The results: 120-vard high hurdles- Mairs, tine, Hein, Shawnee, and Doyle, Argentine. Shawnee; :11.1, Rivard, Shawnee, and Noone, Argentine. Argentine, run-Fisher. Shawnee: Mile Madrigal, and Louk, Shawnee. 5:09.

880-yard relaySimmons, Peugal, and Argentine: Lawson. Pettigrew, tor, 440-yard Argentine, dash- and Woodson, Lawson, Shawnee: TayArgentine. :55.9. White, 220-yard low hurdies-Doyle, Argentine: tine. 125.9, and Thompson, ArgenArgentine, 890-yard runArgentine, and Hampton, Argentine: Shawnee.

Solis, Medley relay -Argentine O' Dell and Hill. No Foster. time given, 220-yard Shawnee, dash- Mairs, Argentine: ters, and MoVey, Shawnee. 23.5. Mile Simmons relay -Argentine; and Lawson.

3:56.5. Peugat, White, Pole vault- -Barbart. Shawnee; Brain, Shawnee, and Cook, Argentine, 10. Shot put Shawnee, Shawnee: Luschen, and Shawnee. 47.

and High jump -Mairs, Argentine: Hein, Shawnee, tied for Kastman second. 5, 9. Shawnee: Shawnee. and Leger, Shawnee. 131, Capper, Javelin Shawnee: gentine.

and Beck, Shawnee. Mullen, Ar146, 8. A BOUT FOR IKE WILLIAMS. Lightweight Champion Will Defend Title May 25. Los ANGELES, April -Ike Williams, world lightweight chamto defend formally signed articles today pion, his crown in A 15-round engagement here May 25 against Enrique Bolanos of Mexico City, TITLE TO HUSKIES Kansas City Pucksters Defeated, 5-1, in Final U.

S. Hockey League Play-Off Game. WAGE A HUSTLING GAME Pla-Mors Never Catch Up as the Winners Score Twice in the First Period. Tight Defensive Work in Final Stanza Keeps Visitors From Making a Comeback, Houston, April 6. (AP)-The Houston Huskies turned on the steam here tonight and walloped the Kansas City Pla-Mors, 5 1 to 1, to capture the championship of the United States ice hockey league.

An enthusiastic crowd of 3,000 watched the game. It was a terrific contrast to Houston's first professional hockey league start last season when the local entry finished last in points among the eight entries. spectators gave the hardhustling Huskies a tremendous ova. tion after each goal and after every save. The noise was nothing short of deafening at the finish.

The demonstration was impressive and unquestionably made a mark on the Houston players who went all-out in this seventh and decisive game with the well balanced Pla-Mors. Play All Over Rink. The Huskies played the entire rink, checking back fast and hard and overwhelming the Pla-Mors all of the way. As a result, Houston next will play the Minneapolis Millers in the best of five series in the Paul Loudon trophy play-off series. The first two games will be staged here on Thursday and Saturday nights with the remainder of the contests at Minneapolis on Tuesday and, if necessary, Thursday and Saturday of next week.

By defeating Kansas City in games, 4 to 3, Houston won the United States Hockey league Director's cup trophy. The Huskies went to work early. minutes after the initial whistle, Coach Toe Blake fired in five replacements and in twentyfour seconds, George Agar slammed in a shot on excellent passes by Leo Gravelle and Bob Blake. Gang Up on Goalie. Less than two minutes later, Young Geisbrecht sent in a a a a a a a a goal with Ken McKenzie and Blake being credited with helps but the play was such that every Houston player could have been given an assist.

The Huskies really ganged up on Goalie Doug da Jackson. At 6:47 of the initial canto Kansas City got back into the game with Shifty Johnny Harms pushing in a shot with the help of Red Mitchell. At 5:03 of the second, Houston brought the score to 3-1. Joe McArthur made this marker after Ike Eisenzoph and Ducky Skinner had helped. Stop Pla-Mor Drives.

When the third chapter started, Houston went to work by defense. The Huskies broke up every Kansas City offensive maneuver, and the visitors, pressed by being two goals in arrears, neglected their defense. As a result, Houston charged in for two more goals. Joe McArthur made Houston's fourth and Agar the last one. Skinner, Eisenzoph and Brown were the aides.

KANSAS CITY. HOUSTON. D. Jackson. Gauthier Tarala Melong Conn.

Curry Powell Macey Miller L. McKenzie Harms R. Geisbrecht Spares for Kansas City: J. Jackson, Ash- worth. Olmstead, Groves, Silvestri, Wilson, Mitchell.

Baldwin, Butler, Blade, ErSpares for McArthur. Houston: Skinner, Agar, Eisenzoph, Gravelle, Maher, Bob Blake, Referees: Red Dunn and Red Reynolds. First period scoring: 1, Houston- Agar (Gravelle and Blake) 2:24. 2, HoustonGiesbrecht (McKenzie and Blake) 4:05, 3. Kansas City -Harms (Mitchell) 6:57.

Penalties: none. Second period scoring: HoustonMcArthur (Elsenzoph and Skinner) 5:03. Penalties: none. Third period scoring: 5-Houston, MeArthur (Skinner and Eizenzoph) 7:05. 6-Houston, Agar (Brown) 17:08.

Penalties: None. Saves: D. Jackson 8 9 10-27 Gauthier 10 8-26 THREE MORE IN GOLF FOLD. Mangrum. Harper and Worsham Accept Cavalier Bids.

VIRGINIA BEACH, April -Three more all-American golfers today accepted invitations to play in the $10,000 Cavalier specialists tournament here April 16, 17 and 18. Officials of the Norfolk (Va.) Sports club, the sponsoring organiza. tion, said they had been notified that Lloyd Mangrum, Chandler Harper and Lew Worsham will come to Virginia Beach after the masters tournament at Augusta, Ga. The club already had received acceptances from Ben Hogan, Bobby Locke and Chick Harbert. Ed Dudley, president of the professional golfers association, who will referee the specialists match, also has accepted along with the two non-playing captains, Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen.

All players invited were voted to all-star positions try the Golf Writers Association of America, Mangrum and Harper were picked in the iron shot division. Worsham was selected as a double maker. Hogan leading, named to long iron group, Harbert to the driving and Locke to putting. EAST BOXERS LEAD WAY. A.

A. U. Championships Go Into Semifinal Round. battlers, BOSTON, paced April --Eastern by six well-trained New York sluggers, dominated the National A. A.

U. championship's second 10-hour program by qualifying total of fourteen for the semifinals tonight before a 4,941 crowd at the Boston Garden. Nine of tomorrow night's berths went to -Westerners, while the far West retained five survivors and the South and the Hawaiian Islands two each. Two the far western victors were the tourney's only defending titlists, Light Heavyweight Grant Butcher of San Francisco and 135-pounder Johnny Gonsalves of Oakland, Calif. Even the Girl Ball Players Have New Look.

MIAMI, April -Professional baseball's prima donnas, the All-American Girls' Baseball league, opened spring training camp here today at the OPA local naval air station. The feminine loop which began as a war-time emergency measure when it was thought major league baseball would be stopped, veloped into one of the outstanding leagues in the country, is in its sixth season, Clad in attractive whipcord skirts, knee-length socks and regulation spiked shoes, some 160 of the 180 players began unlimbering winter-softened muscles under a blistering tropical sun. Many wore adhesive over noses unaccustomed to Florida sunshine. Most had the common feminine gripe of being overweight. But a month of rigid training-augmented by a tough exhibition schedule--will condition them for the 126-game schedule played in ten Mid-West cities beginning May 9.

CLOSE DOOR TO BABE "FOR MEN ONLY" SIGN POSTED BY U. S. FATHERS. Rules Are Amended to Exclude Women From the Golf ment--Add Three Qualifying Sections. NEW YORK, April 6.0 -Politely, but firmly, the United States Golf association advised Mrs.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias today that her presence is not desired in the National Open championship at the Riviera Country club, Los Angeles, June 10-12. The Babe said some time ago that that she would like to be the first of her sex to compete in the classic. The golfing fathers, taking alarm, have amended their to read "For Men Only." VOICE A FROSTY "NO." "As the championship has always been intended to be for men, the eligibility rules have been re-phrased to confirm that condition," says a frosty communication from the assocation's office. "Applicants must be men who are either professional golfers or amateurs with handicaps not exceeding three strokes. Thus, the U.S.G.A.

has declined an informal entry submitted in behalf of Mrs. George Zaharias." It is doubtful, of course, that the Babe, now a professional, would have survived the qualifying round on June 1, even if her entry had been accepted. But the golf bosses took no chances. The qualifying round will be played in twenty-nine sections this year, three more than in the past. The Pacific northwest will have two sections, at Seattle and Portland.

So will Texas, at Lubbock and Fort Worth. Salt Lake City and Honolulu have been added, while the middle Atlantic section his been dropped. QUALIFY ON JUNE 1. As usual, the qualifying rounds will be at thirty-six holes stroke play. Except at Los Angeles and Honolulu, all will be held June 1.

Honolulu's date is May 25, and at Los Angeles play will be spread over two days, May 27 and 28, with two courses in use. More qualifying places will be open than ever before, due twenty low scorers exemptions. Only the reduction in to and ties twentieth in last year's for qualify open will low thirty Others automatically, instead of the for exemption are former eligible champions, the 1947 winners of open the U. S. Amateur, the P.

G. British Riviera Open and Amateur, professional. and the After the sectional the field at Riviera will eliminations, The field for the final number 171, holes will be reduced to the thirty-six fifty scorers and ties, where lowest the low sixty formerly and ties played through. The winner pocket $2,000 of the $10,000 will prize money. MUST AGREE TO PLAY.

Billy Southworth Owes Much to a Bat Boy, BRADENTON, April Earl (Torchy) Torgeson, lanky bespectacled Braves first baseman, straightened up out of his usual crouching batting stance today and began smashing the ball against the fence. In one last batting sessions before Tribe heads the, northward, Torgeson accidently stood a bit more upright than usual. The result was that manager Billy Southworth advised him to give the new style a good tryout. "In the crouch," Southworth said, "the bridge of your nose sometimes hides a piece of the ball. I know because I had the same trouble once.

Went into 8 horrible slump until the bat boy finally tipped me off. Next game I got four hits off Rube Benton." ALL AWAIT BILL MEYER FAMILIAR FIGURES WILL BE HONORED IN FESTIVITIES HERE. Roy Hamey, Leslie O'Conner, Ted Lyons and the Pirate Skipper Will Be Guests at a Luncheon. The exhibition games scheduled for April 14 and 15 between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago White Sox will bring some familiar figures to Kansas City's baseball fans. Roy Hamey, former general manager of the Kansas City Blues and now general manager of the Pirates will be back in town with his club for the two-day stand.

Bill Meyer, highly respected manager of the Kansas City Blues teams 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1946, and 1947, will of course be given a most cordial welcome by the local fans who were SO happy to see him get his bid to manage a major league club. SPONSORED BY C. OF C. Hamey and Meyer, Leslie O'Conner, general manager of the White Sox, and Ted Lyons, Chicago skipper, will be honored guests at a luncheon to ge given by Chamber of Commerce before the game on April 14. Another interesting sidelight on the games will be the presence of two of last season's Blues on each of the clubs.

Cal McLish was on option to the Blues from Pittsburgh last season and the Pirates quite naturally recalled him at the close of the season. Forrest Main, the ace reliefer for the 1947 American Association champions, was Bill Meyer's first selection in the major league's draft of players from minor league clubs. BRADLEY AND WIGHT ALSO. On the White Sox roster are Fred Bradley, the suave hurler who had a record of thirteen victories, against only four losses before he dislocated his elbow in a game with Louisville, and Bill Wight, who used to draw the exclamation from the fans with his tricky move to first base and picked off many an opponent who dared step off the bag. These two young prospects went to Chicago from the Yankees in a deal which the Yankees also included Catcher Aaron Robinson for Pitcher Lefty Lopat.

ONLY ONE HORNET HIT. Lillis Hurlers Are in Form as Mates Win, 10-0. Jim McCready, gave no hits in Bob Loschke allowed only one blow in three frames Lillis high school defeated North Kansas City's Hornets on the baseball diamond yesterday. Zajic, Hornet hander, got the only safety as the their season opener by a score of 10 to 0. The hit came in the seventh inning.

Lillis will be host to Wichita, Cathedral high's team at C. Y. C. stadium, Fifty-first street and Swope parkway, Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Lillis .000 420 4-10 H.

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U. Athletics Committee Gives Nod for Cage Letters, COLUMBIA, April University of Missouri committee on intercollegiate athletics today approved award of varsity letters to ten members of the Tiger basketball team which finished second in the recent Big Seven conference race. Only two of the Bengals, Captain Thornton Jenkins of Advance and Carl Ben Bidewell of Marble Hill, will lost to the squad by graduation. In addition to Jenkins, Bidewell and Pierpoint, the letter winners include Jerry Fowler, Boonville: William Haynes, Joplin; Don McMillen. Windsor; Dan Pippin, Waynesville: Pleasant Smith, Union: Donald Stroot, Quincy, and Robert Wachter, St.

Joseph, The committee also approved numerals for sixteen freshmen cagers and provisional numerals for three others who reported late, but who will have an opportunity to complete requirements for the sity's spring practice varsessions. IN FAST TURF WORKOUT. Coaltown Credited With Best Keeneland Time. LEXINGTON, April 6. (AP) Coaltown, Calumet's coughing comet, was credited today with the fastest workout ever clocked at Keeneland race course, but Calumet Trainer Ben Jones said Citation remains his ace for the Kentucky Derby on May 1.

Keeneland Timer Tommy Oliphant said Coaltown's 5-furlong sprint in :58 2-5 yesterday was the fastest training effort ever recorded at the track and surely was among the fastest at any track. JOLT FOR A COLT Whirling Fox, Derby Candidate, Handed 2-Length Defeat by Ace Admiral. IN FRONT ALL THE WAY The Stablemate of Jet Pilot Has No Trouble Winning Race at Jamaica. New York, April Fox, chief Kentucky Derby hope of William Woodward's Belair stud, made his 3-year-old bow today at Jamaica race track and was handed a 2-length defeat by Maine Chance Farm's Ace Admiral. Ace Admiral.

whose stablemate Jet Pilot won the Derby last year, was to the immediately Jockey Doug Dodson. He stayed there throughout the 6-furlong sprint. Whirling Fox nosed out Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt's Loser Weeper for the place money, with Gustave Ring's Attic last in the small field of four. Attic was the only one not named for the Derby. Didn't Look Ready.

Whirling Fox never won a race in nine starts as a juvenile. Although he didn't seem quite ready today the son of Whirlaway-Marguery can be expected to improve. Ace Admiral, a son of HeliopolisWar Flower by Man O'War, won three of thirteen starts as a 2-yearold. He had been once before this year, On that occasion he finished second. His time for the three-quarter mile run today was creditable over a track showers.

Ace Admiral paid $5.90 and $2.30 with no show wagering. First Race Since Defeat. Whirling Fox, never a sprinter but always coming along fast at the end, had been established the 3 to 5 favorite, and paid $2.20 to place. was his first race since he ran to Calumet Farm's Derby favorite Citation the futurity at Belmont last October. Trainer Jim Fitzsimmons, who has Whirling Fox at near-by Aqueduct since mid-February, isn't certain about starting Whirling Fox in the Experimental handicap No.

2, a mile and a sixteenth attraction here Saturday. He also is eligible for the Jamaica handicap next Wednesday and the Wood Memorial April 24. Ace Admiral also has been named for the three Jamaica events. The Admiral opened up a length lead on Loser Weeper in the first quarter mile with Whirling Fox only a head away in third. The Maine Chance colt Widened, it to two lengths at the held things under control the rest of the route.

Battle for No. 2 Spot. Loser Weeper and Whirling Fox, meanwhile, were in a tight battle, with the Vanderbilt colt maintaining his head margin until they straightened into the stretch where Whirling Fox came on to take the close verdict for second. Trainer Jimmy Smith said Saturday's Experimental might be too soon to send Ace Admiral out again but might start a stablemate, Royal Blood, instead. A 709 FOR BUD TIERNEY.

Van Keppel Bowler Hits Second Straight Big Series, STAR, STANDINGS. CLASSIC LEAGUE W. Van Keppel Company 68 Skelly Oilers Arctic Ice Cream 59 31 49 O'Rourke 48 42 Coca-Colas Palace Studios 44 46 Clothing 42 48 Rudy Pick Motors 42 48 George Welsh Motor 37 53 Leeds Cash Register 35 55 Dr. Shockeys 27 63 Bud Tierney of the Van Keppels climaxed his season with his second consecutive 700 series last night at the Esquire Lanes, shooting 257, 213, 239 for 709. Last week he totaled 705.

Tommy Thompson hit the high single game, 267, and Skelly Oilers took the team honors with 1,087 and 3,061, Last night's feature match between Skellys and Van Keppels was high-lighted with heavy pin tumbling, both teams being over the 3,000 mark. The combination of Bernie Drees, Walt Buie and Dawes Comins overshadowed Tierney and Co, and the Oilers won the odd game. They clinched the championship, of the Esquire division ago. several Drees totaled 233, 238, 204-675; Buie 218, 238, 207-663, and Comins 212, 212, 204 and 628 for the Oilers. Tierney's 709 was followed by John Hanis with 202, 207, 224-633, and Frank Smith's 256, 203, 152 and 611.1 Chuck Vile was the power in the O'Rourkes' line-up, the team sweepling the series from Palace Clothing.

Chuck had games of 222, 179, 256 and 657, Maurice was 202: next with 202, 582. Capt. Ray McMahon led his Rudy Fick bowlers in their over Welsh two triumphs Motors with 184, 225, 247 and 656. Gary Hodson's 234, 590. and John Kavanaugh's 197.

580 helped. Bill Kuster, with 230, 201, 614 and Otto Zore's 205, 224, 605, were high for Welsh. Skelly Oilers Van Keppel 984 1087 993--3061 Leeds Cash 00.. Registers 1043 940 891 1010 973-3026 Dr. Shockeys 973-2804 Palace Clothing 956 802 959--2717 Rourke Studios 841 013 910 837-2583 Rudy Fick Motors 879 996 974 1038-2925 George Welsh Motors 990 961 Coca-Colas 894 862 897- 780-2536 -2848 Bud Tierney Ice 908 867 965 -2740 Bernie Drees 257 213 239 709 Tom 233 238 204 675 Walt Bule Thompson 267 200 209 676 218 Chuck Vile 238 307 663 Ray McMahon 179 657 184 225 John Hanis 207 856 Dawes Comins 637 Bill Kuster, 219 628 ar, 230 183 Frank Smith 286 152 201 614 611 Otto Zore 205 224 176 605 SEASON HIGH SCORES.

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