Page Six NAUOATUCK DAILY NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1; Pauline Betz Was Hash Slinger Before Taking To Tennis Ily HKHNAIin llltKNNKH Vnltrcl Pr.-vt Sports Stuff TCod-tmii-cd Pauline Put/. wn» a waitress until Wayne Suhin sot n look nt her tennis prime. Sabin was one of the nnlion's lop-nink- InK netmcn a couple of years ago, nncl whem he saw the Koocl-loolung reel-head with the jjood-loulcinfr tennis style ho frnve Pauline the best tip or her table-waiting; career. Siibin told her to throw the apron away and concentrate on tennis — she had tho mnklntfa or ix champion. It would make a nice story if Paulino had just tossed away that apron and stopped out to win the national title. But tlioy don't make tennis champions thnt way. Perhaps it happens in the movies —but not In tho amateur competition the fjh-ls put up these days. No, Paulino didn't become a champion Immediately, but she did start work- In jr. tfhe spcnf loner hours practicing on public courts near her home in Los-Anpelcs. She took lessons from Dick Skoen, and Coach Tom Htow of the University or California helped the determined youngster develop her pramc. ,tn 1939 Pauline went east to make the rounds of the major women's tournaments for the first time. The tennis world looked her over, and called her a comer—a girl with tho equipment to become n lop-notchcr If she developed. Tluit your wasn't n complete bust ns rnr as titles went. Pnul- inc won the indoor singles championship. Bvit she was utter bigger stuff —she wanted , thiit national women's singles title—that championship 'that's fought out on the famous center court at Forest Hills, The next year—19-10—was another year of growth and improvement, for Pauline. She dl'dn't hit her goal—but she climbed in the- national rankings. The red-haired kid from Los Angeles wasn't just nnothcr racquet swinger any marc —she was someone you had to figure on when you added up the best of the females In the amateur tennis business. There was trouble along the way, though. Pauline had neglected to got the proper calling cards somewhere along the line. The California Tennis association didn't care much for hei'—and she came from the wrong side of the tracks. At any rate, it was an uphill ride for Pauline, But she didn't play her tennis in drawing rooms—find she didn't worry much about anything except her opponents on tho" court. By the time the 19-11 championship came up Pauline was One of the favorites. But she didn't make it—she missed again. And it was a long year before she got nnoth- cr change in the late summer ot This time Louise Brough was tho i'avoritc. Louise came from Beverly Hills, near Los Angeles, an shcr deadly net game earned her the top spot. And Louise proved she was worth it by .slamming her way through the field into -the finals. Brasscos Eggly's Elks Take Rubco Interdepartmental Title Score Was 3-2 After An Extra Inning, Of Good, Fast Playing Eggly's Elks won the U. S. Rubber Co. intramural, s'bftball league championship with a 3-2 victory over the Gus House Gang in the llnul playoffs Wednesday. Both combines had n star-studded lineup, with Paul Gallagher and Bill Rado, both underhand twirlcrs who have seen action in'thu Waterbury and local industrial leagues, doing the hurling for the winners and losers respectively. The game went into an cxlrr- inning as the score was 2-2 fit the end of the regulation time. With Earl Hunkey camping on third base in Che eighth frame, Lou King drove a hard one back to Rado, which was just a little too hot to 'handle. Hankey then sprinted across the plate with the winning run, Joe Gejda played a good game in the outfield, .getting under several 1'lyballs that looked like something going for extra bases. The play all round was good. But Pauilnc Betz wns out there • The winning team included Hen- YOUB EVKGLASSES SIIOF C. Tonilinson »»ry Building Conn. •iTOKK CI'OSKI) Al.r, DAY KACH MONI1AY DUKINti Jtl-Y ANJJ AUGUST Still trying—and this time , ;•>• Sawic'Ki, Sal Jnnkowski, Joe OANCK—Tonight mill rvrry Fl'ldii.v :it St. ScinlryS .1 Mull, Sc.vinniir ' Victor Zrmbru.Hkl OrchCNtrn 8 to 12 I 1 , .M. m;v WAR MONIJ.H STAMTS again. iii better form than ever. She too wound up In thct finals, And it was Betz against Brough for tlvc championship. Louise opened in the first set by tearing in to play at the net. She was at her best there with her sharp returns. Pauline fought back, but she couldn't handle the Beverly Hills girl. Louise won the first set. G to 4. Then the red-haired gal who had come so far up the trail put her head to work. She couldn't win the way she was going. She had to find a way to get Louise away from the net. Pauline started lobbing. She kept popping the ball up in soft, lazy arcs to the back-court. And Louise had to go back—she could not help it—and playing from back courts Pauline tore loose. She won the second.set. G to 1. The third set was harder—Pauline won it 0 to -I—but she won it. The set, the match, and the title—~fo'r the girl 1 Mnroztta, Ccllello, Matty Angclo Triano. Al Cignotti, Joe Cirillo, and Matt Janus. The losing battery was Riulo and Brownie Karnbsui. Umpires were Red Morton and Anglo Martinez. ROARING 20'S ARE SHOWN IN FILM AT STRAND THEATER NOW Reaching back into colorful postwar-Id War I's "roaring '20's" for its Cecil Says Root Still Has Fast Ball Hollywood, Sept. 1 1—(UP)—Manager Charley Root of the Hollywood Stars tells people he's: 4(3 years old. Bu-t the .veteran, pitcher and pilot has been around'.so long that his players suspect Charley of being the guy who threw the first stone at the Sphinx. Root sncnt most of his major league career with 'the" Chicago Cubs. He helped the Cubs win. National league pennants in 1929, .1932, and again 1 in 1935. Charles was still with the Wriglcy Field gang when they won again In 1938, but he had slowed down to a walk by then, and wasn't working often. Later he came,.out to Hollywood to manage the-stana in.- the. : Paci£ic Coast lenguc. 'And-..somewhere ! Charley scorns- to,-, have . found his own fountain of- yo l uth 1 .',-.Wh'cii one of the Hollywood pitcher's, gets into a tight spot, the boss warms up and goes in there himself. Last year Charley won more than, a dozen go t mcs in relief, -jobs, and he's still fooling them. .---'• Rookie Rex Cecil of the Boston Red Sox spent most of";this season in the Pacific Coast league. So he about .whon he says that old Charlie Root still has a fast ball, and a pretty good one :U that. - -, .... -..' • Of course, Charlie can't go- through n full ball game now that he's 4Ci' or -'whatever that figure really is. But he can. fop them in there for five -innings. And Coasl: league baseball men say the old timer's curve still snaps the ft/ "••'-'' ; -^1 $ • A M.' Sunday At Yanks Gain On Browns, Win Two From Washington "• • (By United PI-CMS) " ,The New York Yankees took a double-decker, from the Washington.* Senators, 9 to 4 and •) to 3, and advanced on the Icugue-lcad- Ing St. Louis Browns. ' "•* ..Veteran Frankie Crosetti— the lone .survivor of the Yanks famed "Murderers Row" slammed^ a Ilex is a pitcher himself. knows what he's talking plot and musical setting, "Green- way it did when he was hanging wich village," 20th Century Fox's up victories for the Cubs, newest Technicolor excursion into another exciting period of America's past now held over a: the Strand thcatc: 1 . I With Carmen Miranda. Don Amcchc, William Bcndix and Vivian Blanc, "The Cherry Blonde," involved in its tuneful, story, .Greenwich Village" twenty' years' to' the rolls back riotous hey who hud started out as a waitress, day of America's world-famous For The Ladies The largest selection and biggest variety in town. Slipons and cardigans in slcppy, short or fitted styles. In various knits and weights and in all wanted shades. Sizes from 32 to 54. artists' colony. In "Greenwich Village" Don Amcche, most recently seen in "Heaven Can Wait" and Happy Land," essays another intriguing role as a young compose]- who came out of Kansas to win a reputation in the Arabian Nights atmosphere of Greenwich Village. Opposite Don is a new musical "discovery" whom 20th Century-. .Fox has slated for musical stardom— red-headed Vivian -Elaine.- The "Cherry Blonde" makes her leading-lady bow a.s Amecho's romantic interest, and sings three new hit songs in her introductory role which preview critics are betting will send nor far along the path cut out by Betty Grablc and 1 Alice Faye. . "Greenwich Village" provides Carmen Miranda with her lirst role since "The Gang's All Hero," and her subsequent critical illness. It offers her increasing opportunity to display her newly discovered talents as a comedienne, and provides her with songs streamlined to her unique sir.ging-'dancing interpretations. IATI tTAOt SHOW.. SAT.jnJMIM.itIO; % For The Children-- (GIRLS AND BOYS) Thousands of .children's, sweaters in all styles, weight and colors. •' Sizes 1 to 2 Sizes 3 to G ,^ Sizes 7 to- 16 & ALCAZAR For The Men Slipons with or without sleeves. All Wool Slipons 2.98 to 6.98 Coatswcatcrs 2.98 to 8.98 Zclan Jacket9 2.98 to 4.98 Leather Jacket, 6.98 to 14.98 WILK KNITTING MILLS, INC. 73 SOUTH MAIN ST., WATERBURY PHONE 4-3590 TODAY -, SATURDAY Oif«ct»d fay LClGil JASQM * Produced by BURTKCILY "2-Man Submarine" nlnlh inning home run to win -the second game for pitcher Mel Queen. . • The New York team, gripped with pennant fever, played spirit- ,cd ball through both games. Wain Dubiel pitched, and won the open- cr,' giving up 10 hits, one of them a,,home run to Joe Kuhel. The Yanks clinched this game when John Lindell tripled for three runs in l.hc eighth inning after Lhc Nats had moved to within one run of u. 'tie game. • Three errors cose the St. Louis 'Browns the ball came—handed. Tiger pitcher Dizzy Trout his 23rd win of the . year—and shaved the Brownie league lead .to 2 games. Detroit scored |.wo runs in the seventh inning—on errors by Don Guttcridgc and Vci*h Stephens. Detroit scored again in the eighth— on another St. Louis error. .Dizzy Trout was rushed in for Detroit in the seventh—and worked the last two innings for his 23rd win. In the ninth inning the Tigers scored their only lawful run of the night—and ii won the game. P.inky,. Higgins singled Doc Cramer home with two out, Willis Hud* lin, veteran major leaguer obtained . from Little R'ock,. was mak- ing-'-hia debut as a Brownie—and was charged with the loss. AMKIUCAN I.KAGCE • Yesterday's Bo»uft» New York U, Washington <1 (1st) New York .4, Washington 3-(2d) Detroit 4. St. Louis 3. Only games scheduled. Tho Standing- W. L. Pet. St. Louis .. Now York Detroit ... Boston . .\. Cleveland Philadelphia Chicago Washington 7 .-16-1 .414 today's Game*, Pitchers Washington uf; New York—-Lc- fcbvre (2-3) vs. Bonham UO-C). Philadelphia at Boston—Black (8-9) or Christopher (11-11) vs. Bowman (10-6). Cleveland at Chicago (night) — Smi-Lh (7-10) vs. Hayncs (3-4). Detroit at St. Louis—Ncwhouser (21-S) vs, Potter (13-6). NATIONAL Z.EAGUB Yesterday's Kcnults No games yesterday. The Standing World War "• A Year Ago September 1, 1943 St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati New York Chicago Boston Philadelphia Brooklyn ... W. L. Pet. 91 30 .752 71 50 .537 07 51 57 G7 50 74 .568 .460 .•45-1 .403 .•100 .384 (By United I're.ss) U. S. naval vessels and "many" carrier-based airplanes attack Jap- .an'cse positions on Marcus island: Japan warns people that the mainland could be attacked: Tokyo reports Marcus island under bombardment from both air and sea. Jn the South Pacific, enemy air rlefcnses have been pushed back to j Ho]]andi:i. 550 miles from Sala- j maua, because of Allied destruc-i tion of the Wewak airfields: 36 Zeros arc shot down in fights over Bougainville. In the Meditorrnnean, British i battleships -shell a. five-mile strip! of- the southern Italian corjsUlne; Flying Fortresses strike at Pisa, in northern Italy. . Today'K Games, New York a.t Brooklyn—Fischer (•1-12) vs. Mellon (7-10). Boston at Philadelphia (2) (twilight-night)—Hutchings (1-2) and C. Barrctf (7-1-1) vs. Gerheauser (7-13) and R. Barrett (9-14). Chicago at Cincinnati (night) — Felming (S-9) vs. Wallers (19-0). St. Louis at Pittsburgh (night) —Ostermuellcr (11-1) vs. Schmidt (3-2). Locals' Season Draws Near Oase After Good Year Prc-jablc Mound Rivals Ar< Johnny Taylor And Randj Gumpert It will be Johnnie Taylor vf.raw Randy Gumpcrt when Fred Davi' Waterftury Brassciw stack-up against tho Mcridcn Conlcllcoe? on Sunday, September JOtli at the Municipal Stadium in Watcrbury Gumpcrt. for m e r American League hurlcr. who recently pitched, .in impressive 5-0 win for the Contcllcoes over the f.amcc West Haven Sailors will be on the hill for tbe Moridcn lads, who \vj) be' out io take number two from ihe Davimen. LOCAL MUSICIAN STARTS HIS 11TH YEAR AT WATR Maestro Victor Zembruski, known as "The Drummer Boy" directs and announces his Polish-American Victory Hadio program o v e r WATR every Sunday at 11:45 a, m. This Sunday Mr. Zembruski begins his llth year over WATR. He Is known as the pioneer of Polish- American radio programs and his radio programs arc the oldest Polish-American radio programs in the state of Connecticut. firemen, P. 0. Play To 8-8 Deadlock Over 200 local soflball fans were disappointed last night v.-.hcn they discovered thai the Watcrbury Fire Deportment had cancelled its amc with the Nausaiuck Hose Co. at the last minute. However, game with a mixed group of St. Francis' CYO and Post Office em- ployes was nuickly arranged by Mgr. Nordhill Xuugcs, and an ex- ilbition game v.-ns put on. "Pickles" Scilcs, umpire, called he same at the end of five innings, declaring an S-S ;ie. -Darkess had been gathering- and an excessive amount of- dust didn't iclp any, and hostilities were ceased. Pete Brennan of the P. O. had s puffball working well in the early part of the game and with plenty of support prot out of a couple of difficulties, until the Firemen finally began pounding he ball in the later frames. Patty Ahrens and Spike Dcegan looked good for the vols, while Frank Moroncy walloped a homer Tor the winncrsv The firemen will play the U. S. P.ubber Co.'s fire department a! Linden Park next Wednesday. Electrical Supplies Lighting Equipment BOMB 'E!»I WITH BOMBS Victor — Columbia — Deceit Records SWAN ELECTRIC CO. 15 CHURCH ST. TEL. 2574 Taylor/ Negro boy from Hi* ford -who pitched the N ow £.'J Cubans in a 3-2 win ovc; Injrham Black Barons last In Yankee Stadium Is one of most colorful pitchers to wb'rlc f" the Brasscos this e«aran; gJI! Gumpcrt and Taylor are noted • their fast ball and excellent ccr trol and this affair should &! out to be a real battle. Manager Pullie, the Leo _, er of semi-pro ball in these will have his strongest lineup"", the- .field for this important uta Such stars as MicJwy De Yank Korbin, an.d Gu>i ex-International League stars be with the invaders. Davi expects to strengthen squad with the addition of Aj Robinson and Red Branch, mcr Yankee stars, while it 1« morcd that a foriher >,"») league star will lake over Johnson's position at the'hot ^! ner. for the Brasscos. A win for the Brass City ^ will even the series between thai two hated rivals, therefore-tht fc. cals hope to continue on ' .ways. To date the* have won their last lour stnujh: games. Without a doubt one of the }tn. est baseball crowds of the yet will be on hand for ihij p«. pitcher's battle between and Gumbert at the Stadium Sunday afternoon; DiMaggio Back In States On Furlough San Francisco, Sept. 1— i Sergeant Joe DiMaggio, back ot the mainland from duty in Hono- ulu, x-isked his family and Jrieni n S,in Francisco and said he die not know what the future Md !or lim. DiMaggrio said he did sa: now whether he would be atcj- cally discharged or not-^only -.he' he did not request a dischargt Chrysler and PlymoBtt G. M. C. Trucks ••; J,C.RAYTKWICjf, JR. ACCESSORIES .Repairing IOC SOUTH MAI>' ST. : . Telephone 4096 . 5 HELD OVER! f r PLUS "3 LITTLE SISTERS" with Mary Lee and Ruth Terry MOVES TODAY TO THE LOEWS * VICTORY* HIT PARADE!
What members have found on this page
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 8,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month