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ft SAGE SIX. MOUNT CARMEL. PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 28. 194 J. MOUNT CARMEL ITEM "Big 15" Hit By Late Coaching Gaps Phils' Night Rally Beats Cards 6-5; Sport Parade Nicholson Gets Over Dead Ball ONE -FOURTH YANKS NUDGE CUTE LITTLE SHAVER MISS STEPHENS Play jockey Atkinson Straight; His Only Rival Is Faster Horse OF SCHOOLS IN GRID LEAGUE INDIANS 2-1 IN 13 FRAMES UNDER LIGHTS I By J3:k Cuddy United Press Stag Correspondent NEW YORK. Aug. 20 U.R) The Chicago Cubs once painted i sec IS WEIGHING COMEBACK ON CINDER PATH 1936 Olympic Star Anxious To Show She Can Still Beat FACE LOSSES v 4- -eft I A's Bow To Browns; 13th Straight Loss; tion of the Wrlgley Field bleachers a seal brown to sharpen Bill Nicholson's batting eye not knowing that Big Bill is color blind. Neither that elaborate misapplication of pigment nor the 1940 slump that inspired it perturbed the soft-spoken Maryland farmer. In fact, none of the same's vexations Resignations Of Shamokin, Haxleton Football Mentors .Come Close Together HARRISBURG, Aug. 20 (U.R) Rival Stella Walsh York's Bat Sweeps Tigers Up Ladder By Glen Perkins (United Press Staff Correspondent) NEW YORK, Aug. 20. (U.R' Rudv Eilwood (Woody) Ludwig's de- ' ST. LOOTS, Aug. 20. (U.R) Helen Stephens, almost forgotten star of the 1936 Olympics whose record-breaking performances ranked her parture from Shamokin to become assistant coach at Bucknell Uni versity today meant that prob ably one-fourth of the "Big Fif teen" football conference will be as the nation's outstanding woman athlete of that era, announced today she was seriously considering a comeback "just to show Stella Walsh I can still beat her." York's big "August Bat" today had carried the Detroit Tigers to a tie with the Cleveland Indians for third place in the American League. York hammered out his 24th home am of the season and his 11th this month to enable the Tigers to gain a split with the Boston Red Sox yesterday. An unearned run. gave the Red gin the campaign with new head mentors. ever swerved the brawny outfielder from his even tenor until the advent of the "dead bail" early this season. Though Nicholson now leads the majors in runs batted in. 90. and tope the National League in homer- 18. he still holds a mental wake whenever he thinks of the lire!ess pellet. It proved such a handicap to the cubs' clean-up hitter during its few weeks of use that he felt sure he was the man far whom the bell was about to ton. The coaching turnover, caused &i i I ; . VJ FiE Times amO jQmvt iL;i I o-r snow woney largely by military induction in According to Miss Stephens, she was satisfied to stand by her laurels until last Sunday when her enduring roads, is one of the biggest in the conference's existence. Readine Sox a 4-3 victory over Detroit in and bitter rival, Miss Walsh (or Wa and Pottsville lost Andy Stopper the first game but the Tigers came back to take the second, 10-0. York and "Tubby" Allen, resrwvr.ivplv lasiewicz) of Cleveland, O., equalled drove in six runs during the day, Miss Stephens' record for the 100 Numerous changes and shifts in four in the second game, with five hits. His homer and two of his meters and scored 30 points in the the assistant coaching staffs have National A. A. TJ. women's Cham singles came in the second game. been made also at several of the BEGILAR NIGHTMARE Dick Newsome received credit for pionships. For 32-year-old Miss other schools, remaining members He said last night, "I thought Walsh it marked a great comeback that soggy thing was going to of the conference being Lancaster. York. Bethlehem. Allentcwn, East- the victory in the opener and Virgil (Firei Trucks was credited with the nightcap which saw rookie Dick Wakefield get four hits in Ave times plant me right back on my farm. Ii sioiled mv days and my nights. at an age when both men and women runners are content to give up the chase but for Miss Stephens it on, Lebanon, Williamsport, Sun- bury, Hazleton and the three Har- at plate. I just couldn't get going. Even after thev tossed it into the ash risburg district schools. William was like stepping on sore toes. Homegrown Billy Sarni, 15-year-old first string catcher of league-leading Los Angeles club, takes first shave. Angels gave youngest player in Class AA baseball $10,000 for signing. Penn, John Harris and Stetlton. Just recently Stella was quoted as The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians, 2-1, hi a night contest that went 13 innings Ludwig, Pottstown native. Uni saying she could beat Helen any time, any place with "my arms tied I I rF r .V. .... .IV-' 'HT LlaPav.".'.". -A AB J i f versity of Pennsylvania graduate and was attended by a series of "un toward incidents." The Cleveland and former coach at Northamp behind me," something Miss Walsh. IT'S GETTING TO BE RAGE Park's lighting system failed, delay ton, has turned out powerful has been unable to do five different mg the game an hour and five teams during his reign at Shamo times with her arms swinging free. kin. minutes, the record playing the Star Spangled banner cracked stop The Fulton, Mo, girl ignored the While Ludwig moves from hish ANOTHER GIRL JOINS COACHES can, it took me a while to get back in form. Why I didn't hit my first home run until May 30" On May 27th. the Cabs' elean-up hitter and "best player" had driven in only 10 runs in 122 trips to the plate and the Cubs were floundering in last place. His batting improvement since then has been apparently responsible for Chicago's rise to fifth place and their current ambitions of joining the other three western clubs in the first division at ped midway through the anthem and school to college grid, the new challenge until Sunday when Stella picked up some backers with her the game was completed in violation Reading tutor, Ronald C. Kichline, Juniata grad and Ursinus coach. amazing performance and so today Helen stated she "wished a meeting , of league rules which state that no inning in a night contest may be started after 12:50 a.m. -fHS NEWEST StO SHOT OF -Tt-rSf-v travels the opposite way. from college to scholastic ranks. Joe Gordon, second baseman of could be arranged and if necessary we both can run with our arms tied the Yanks, scored the winning run SPO HO Atkinson doesnx consider any RT TS behind." PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20. (U.R) Move over, boys, and make room for another feminine athletic coach. On the heels of the announcement that Miss Pauline Rugh will guide the destinies of the Bell Twp. High School football team this Fall comes word that Miss Elsie Schall will direct the Franklin Twp. High School basketball team next particular jockey his toughest rival. on Rollie Hemsley's pinch fly to give Ernie Bonham credit for his Miss Stephens is now working for "My toughest rival is a faster horse-if I'm not on him," beams Curtiss - Wright Corporation here after removing herself from the amateur track picture in 1937 when By Ned Brown NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Aug. 20. Ted Atkinson's rise from an eight-dollar-a-week job to heavy sugar as a race rider is an Horatio Alger story.' Born in Toronto 27 years ago, the current star of New York tracks was the third of eight children. His father was a poor glass engraver. she turned professional. Before this the personable young man. FEEL IS SECRET OF PACE Being a successful jockey is like being a successful golfer, according to Atkinson. You've got to try to make every shot a winning one. time, during the 1935 and 1936 sea And Miss Schall, a Pitt graduate who lives in Oakdale, Pa, succeeds sons, Helen and Stella carried on one of the hottest rivalries ever HAZLETON, Aug. 20 With preseason practice just several days away, Stan Olenn has resigned as head gridiron coach at Hazleton High School. Olenn requested a leave of absence to remain at the University of Pittsburgh where he has spent the summer helping ' to condition the Panthers' football team. Hazleton directors refused to consider it and Olenn promptly quit. Olenn. a former Pitt star, came to Hazleton as assistant to George Shotwell in 1936 and when Shot-well went to East Orange, N. J., in 1938. he became head coach. 12th victory. Gordon had doubled. The Washington Senators strengthened their hold on second place with a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Dutch Leonard knuckle-balled his way to the victory by holding the Sox to four singles. Orval Grove was the loser. Denny Galehouse twirled a four-hit ball game in St. Louis as the Browns defeated the floundering Philadelphia Athletics, 3-0. Only one runner ventured beyond first base on Galehouse as the Philadelphia losing streak mounted to 13. the expense of the Dodgers. Although the Cubs were temporarily stymied in their pursuit of the Dodgers by yesterday's 9-2 defeat at Brooklyn, Nicholson drove out his 18th homer, with a mat aboard, bringing his runs-batted -in total to 90. This total . better by six than that of his nearest major league rival, Nick EUen of the Yanks reflects the effectiveness of Nicholson's wand work more vividly than his batting average of .304. LAMER HIS "JINX" wired for sound. "WOODY" LUDWIG'S head football coaching successor at Shamokin High may be picked from timber at hand, say sources "down the line" who mention Walter Han, chief assistant under I-dwig; Walter Miller, another aide and also scout; Carl Giles, a Shamokin product recently added to the staff after having served at Lebanon, and Mike (Gish) Klembara, a Shamokinite, too, and once a helper under the late Austin Tate at Bloomsburg State Now Miss Stephens would like to suit up and take her rival on once Miss Martha Springer, whom she formerly assisted, as physical education director at Franklin Twp. Miss Springer has resigned to marry an Army officer. Now working in an industrial plant in Cleveland, Miss Schall plans to have her team begin practice as soon as possible. The school has abandoned football for the Young Atkinson wound up m Brooklyn at the age of 17, began work in a chemical plant. One day a truck diiver saw him toss around heavy canons with ease, and, noting his size, or lack of it, and strong. more. At present she is investigating belief the A. A. IT.. will take pro You must possess a delicate feel for pace. That feel is comparable to a golfer's putting touch. It puts you in tune with the horse's stride. You can feel just how much reserve he has for a drive at the finish. It's the secret of maintaining a winning pace. Atkinson is leading at the Saratoga meeting at Belmont Park by a wide margin, with a winning aver- fessionals back into the fold after In the National Circuit, the wiry hands, suggested he become a five years of inacthy. Brooklyn Dodgers trounced the Chi- jockey. duration. Chatting at his hotel last night, cago uuus, v-z. io gam some revenge Atkinson, who stands five feet Teachers College. It's kind of late to go out and land a new tutor and, besides, there's a war brown-haired Bill said the pitcher ior yesterday s double deieat. curt Davis recorded the victory as the Bums" blasted Chicago's leading on, you know, manpower shortage, etc. I aa-e of 20 Der cent. Steve Brooks is PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20 U.R) -Athletic Director James J. Hagan of the University of Pittsburgh said today that Stanley Olen, former football coach at Hazleton High School, has been engaged as a physical education instructor at Miss Rugh. of near Saltsburg, Pa., a graduate of Pennsylvania State College, is blonde ana pietty. She says her system of footer:!! will be a surprise to the fans and herself. " Two of Miss Rugh's brothers for pitcher, Hi Bithorn, for 13 sofeties. Rookie Jimrnie Russell knocked in four tallies xith his two homers as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Giants, 8-1. Wally Herbert held the cellar dwellers to pounds, broke in at 19 by breaking yearlings for the Greentree Stable. He obtained his first opportunity a year later when H. C. Rumage of Texas gave him his first winner. May 18. 1938. He bagged his first stake race in 1940 on Fanfare Farms' Dunade, made the Big Apple, or the New York tracks, last fall, following success in New England. merly played football for Bell Twp. One. Dr. Lloyd Rugh, practices in When another "Big 15" Conference coach, Stan Oienn, Hazleton High, quit on short notice yesterday. Dr. Fred R. Seidel, athletic chairman of the Mountaineers, termed the former Pitt star's action "a Bucky Harris deal" in reverse. Tarentum. who caused him most trouble this season was Max Lanier, St. Louis southpaw. Bill, a left-handed hitter,' said: "I ?uess it's Lanier's short arms thst bother me. I can't rate the speed of his pitch tike I can on :nost long-armed fellovs." Nicholson surprised by saying he didn't have nearly as iruch difficulty :n connecting with the "parachute oitch" made famous by the Pin 's' Rip Sewell. He added wryly, however: "I can' hit Sewpll's pitches out I can't hit 'em square. A!l I can get off him is singles." The Maryland mace-wielder eight hits in recording his eighth success. . The Cincinnati Reds tallied three times in the sixth inning to defeat Coach Reminds Boys Of Meeting Tonight Pitt. Hagan said that Olenn will limit his activities to the training of Army Aviation Cadets stationed at the University. He will , have no connection with the Pitt football team, the Athletic Director said. "Olenn will be attached to our Department of Athletics as a physical education instructor for the Army," Hagan said. "All the physical education instructors train- (Continued on Page Eight) the Boston Braves, 7-5. Ray Stan-started for the winners but was re State Fills In Schedule Holes STATE COLLEGE, Pa.. Aug. 20 U.R Penn State's nine-game 1943 football schedule was back to normal today following the acquisition of three new opponents to replace a trio of "wax casualties." The replacements are North Carolina, West Virginia and Cornell. They fill vacancies caused by Michigan State, Georgia and Syracuse. The meeting with North Carolina will mark the first time the two schools have opposed one another-on the gridiron. West Virginia handed the Lions their only defeat last year while Cornell played State to a scoreless tie. The complete schedule: Sept.' 25, Bucknell, at home; Oct. second .traveling at a 13 per cent clip, with Johnny Longdpn a close third. . On major tracks this season, Atkinson has ridden 89 winners, placed 89 times and showed 74 times with 550 mounts. He has had four winners in an afternoon several times this season at Narragansett, has had three more than once in New York. In six racing days during the Empire meeting at Jamaica he rode 10 winners and only one paid under $10. In 36 starts in a week during the Saratoga meeting at Belmont he had 11 winners, five seconds and four thirds. THE LONG SHOT SPECIAL Atkinson kicked in J. M. Roeb-ling's Lochinvar by a nose in 1:55 to account fcr the famous and $17,-200 Merchants' and Citizens' Handicap and pay $16.80. It was a new lieved by winner Clyde Shoun in the fifth. Red Barrett was the loser. The Philadelphia Phillies came He names Samuel D Riddle's War Relic, with which he toeat Whirl-away in the Nanagansett Special in their 3-year-old year, the best thoroughbred he ever rode. He was on War Relic when the son of Man O' War copped the Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs. He said the job is "wide open" and that a hunt for another man will start at onee, with practice coming up next Wednesday. A once-over of records brings from behind with a four-run splurge A reminder today was issued by Coach Joe Ambrose calling attention of 1943 Mount Carmel High School football candidates to a meeting scheduled for 2:30 o'clock tonight in the senior high building Continued on Page Eight) (Continued on Page Eight) out that Coach Ludwig, who leaves at Third .and- Market streets. Shamokin to become a grid assistant and physical ed instructor at Bucknell, saw his Greyhound The meeting has been slated to core IRoard G rayson s "Saint" Kicked Out Of Negro "Heaven" PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 20. (U.R) go over' plans for the coming sea son, including the outline of I elevens win 18 games, tie five and schedule for the boys to undergo lose 12 during his four-year reign there, including three defeats out compulsory physical exams Mon Father Divine, Negro religious cult leader, nas kicked r saint out of four starts against rival Mount day and Tuesday mornings at the 2, North Carolina at Chapel Hill; The Standings NATIONAL LEAGUE YESTERJJAT'S RESULTS Phillies, 6: St. Louis, 5, (night game.i. Cincinnati, 7; Boston, 5. Brooklyn. 9: Chicago, 2. Pittsburgh, 8: New York, 1. STANDINGS OP THE TEAMS W L. PC Belmont and event record for the mile and three-sixteenths and only Now The Chant Is: "Handicap The Cardinals!" Musial's Bat Makes Him Baseball's Big Name But Klein And Walker Keep Red Birds Going office of Dr. A. B. Buczko, team Oct. 9, Colgate, at home; Oct. 16; Carmel teams in annual Thanksgiving Day feuding. physician. Navy at Annapolis; Oct. 23. Mary land at College Park; Oct. 30. West two-fifths of a second off the world mark established by Challedon at Keeneland. Virginia, at home; Nov. 6, Cornell White So Protest Of Yanks'Win Is Out Naturally, Atkinson's winning streak has gained him a host of at Ithaca; Nov. 13. Temple home; Nov. 20, Pittsburgh Pittsburgh. of his heaver, for taking too many ?in rubdowns. The deposed heavenly resident is Sain. Thomas, Negro fightei who, uncer Divine guidance, scored eight consecutive knockouts. Father Divine said at his headquarters here last night that gin, boxing and "my way of life" do not mix. It was the end for the saint. Saint Thomas todav is plain CHICAGO, Aug. 20. (U.R) A ruling by President Will Harridge of the American League rejected today the followers and a reputation as The Long Shot Special. Winning jockeys get live mounts St. Louis 71 38 .651 Cincinnati 62 50 .554 Pittsburgh ........ 62 51 .549 Brooklyn 57 56 .504 Chicago 52 59 .468 As much as Musial and other Cardinals have come on, however, Billy Senthworth unhesitatingly says it has been Loo Klein, freshman, and Harry Walker, sophomore, who have enabled the current edition to outstrip the well-tuned 1942 combination in everything except stolen bases. The latter is unimportant in wniie sox' protest of their 6 to 3 By Harry Grayson NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK. Aug. 20 It used to be "Break up the Yanks!" Now it's 'Handicap the Cardinals!" Dixie Walker suggested this during the St. Louis club's final appearance of the campaign in Brooklyn. 'Why should we give those fellows batting practice?" asked the Wilson, Costctntino Tied At Washington and bettors throw away the dope Latest dope on the "Tubby" Allen affair is that Pottsville friends have brought pressure to bear to have him remain with the Crimson instead of taking that principal-roach -in? job at Minersville. But Nick Kotys, who got the Pottsville football chief's post shortly before Allen was honorably discharged from the Army because of leg trouble, is still supposed to stick as top man at the Schuylkill County seat Wally Waleski, former Mount sheet when he takes a horse to the defeat at the hands of the New York Yankees July 25. The Sox' protest was based on the calling of a balk on Chicago Pitcher post. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (U.ffl Pittsburgh Jackie Wilson will fight Thomas Reed .address, YMCA, What will Ted Atkinson do when Lulu Costantino at Griffith Stadium, Harlem. His new manager, Fred Irvin, whom the father classified Washington, D.C, Aug. 30, Harry Burnkrant, Manager of Wilson, an nounced today. elder of the brothers. "They ought Orval Grove in the eighth inning of the game. The balk was called when Grove halted a pitch upon hearing New York's Nick Etten ask for time out. Harridge ruled that Etten did pot he hangs up his tack? He's riding so well and has so many years in front of him that he hasr't given that a thought. But the bookmakers have. They'll celebrate. the present Red Bird scheme. The blokes in the red blazers are as fast as ever but they are base- as a "poor fallen angeL" pleaded for reinstatement in heaven and said all' the gin the saint used Burnkrant said he had completed to handicap the Cardinals just like they handicap race horses. A guy like Musial should never be allow arrangements by telephone with Joe was externally. runners, not base-stealers. Turner, Washington promoter. "Peace, brother," intoned Fa direct his request to the umpire and that it was therefore not man Carmel High, Holy Cross College tackle and later a grid aide at ed to hit before the game." ther Divine. "Peace." Young Klein and Harry Walker datory that it be granted. Bucknell, is now making good as Phillies 53 62 .461 Boston 49 59 .454 New York 40 71 .360 TODAY'S SCHEl'liLE St. Louis at Phillies iNigti Game) Pittsbursn at New York 'Two Games) Chkapc' at Brooklyn Cincir.:i-i at Boston . AMERICAN LEAGUE YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Boston, 4: Dt:roit, 3, (1st game). Detroit, 1?; 3oston, 0, (2nd game i . Washington, i: Chicago, 3. St. Louis, 3; Athletics, 0, (night game). stepped in and filled key spots, a foreman in an airplane plant at Stanley Frank Musial is the new big name in the game at bat, on the bases and, of late, in the outfield. "After Musial hit his first home maintained the balance that is so essential. Walker filled the shoes A6 POWELL, 83, RECALLS IN SHENANDOAH HOW HE INVENTED BASEBALL RAIN - CHECK Philadelphia. . . Minersville's Jim of incomparable Terry Moore in my Gruzdis, who hit .418 as manager and outfielder of the Thomas-ville North Carolina State League center field. First substituting for run in the first game of the double-header," said Dixie Walker, Cepn.vs club to be stamped as the leading stickman in the minors last year, we decided that change of pace was the only way to pitch to him. has been presented with a sterling Slats Marion at shortstop and then replacing Jimmy Brown at second. Klein kept the line straight through the middle of the diamond highly efficient. That Is the backbone of a ball club. Harry Gumbert's arm suf The next time he came up " he went out on a line drive to Augie silver slugger bat in recognition of his 1942 achievement. He's with Galan at first base. We were tick the Toronto . Internationals this led, figuring we had found a way SHENANDOAH, Pa., Aug. 20. (U.R) Eighty - three - year - old Abner Powell, originator of the baseball rain-check, said today he had fathered the idea 54 years ago to save his New Orleans baseball club from bankruptcy. Powell, lean and blue-eyed, is proudest of the rain check idea which proved a boon to club owners throughout the country but he also has several other "firsts" to his credit. He claims credit for scheduling year, plate average, .259, stolen bases, 17. the park without paying by climbing the fence," he related. "Then there were park employes' friends who had entered the service gate and politicians and others who had gotten through the pass gate. "In those days all ball clubs used a hard rectangular cardboard ticket which was sold over and over again, day after day. Ticket buyers turned them in at the gate and at the end of the game they were returned to the box office to be resold. But if rain halted the game before the fifth inning, the spectators lined up to receive a ticket for the next day. "Usually," he explained, ""there were more fans in line than there were tickets in the Jessup Boy To Join Braves As Pitcher .... and be sure you get it. Cooper's Beer has a distinctive and uniform flavorclean,, smooth, mellow. And U'$ the same every fime. Buy it on draught at your favorite tap room and in the thrifty, (umbo quarts,' D.M. Koropchak Et. BOSTON, Aug. 20. (U.R) Pitcher Armand Cardoni, 22, of Jessup, Pa, New York. I: Cleveland, 1, (13 innings., Ritvvs gamei. STANDING3 OF THE TEAMS W L PC v New York 68 42 .618 ''Washington ... 61 53 .535 Cleveland 57 51 .528 Detroit 57 51 528 Chicago 56 55 .505 Boston 54 58 .482 St. Louis 48 60 .444 Athletics 40 71 .360 lOUAY'S SCHEDULE Athletics at St. Louis New Yori at Cleveland Bostor. at Deti-oit Washinc-on at Chicago Nicis game) the first ladies' day game, at New Orleans in 1887, and also to having fers from strangulation of circulationgoes dead. Ernie White's arm has been bad most of the season and only now shows signs of regaining its cunning. The Cards lost Johnny Beazlev to the Army and Howie Pollet to the Army Air Forces. The Cardinals have been doing a bit more than all right with seven pitcher throughout most of the firing, however, and Billy the Kid Southworth Is confident that will be enough for him to throw another natural in the to get him out. "The next time he came up, Curt Davis gave him another letup pitch and that was the ball that crossed Bedford Avenue on the fly." Stan Musial, leading both majors with .354. Is not the least reason why the Yankees will not be favorites in the World Series since 'way back when. Musial. Walker Cooper. Whitey Kurowski and Harry Walker picked up the batting slack let out when Country slaughter hopped to the Global League. will report to the Boston Braves today to join the club's mound staff after four years In the minors. been the first owner to cover the in Cardoni, a right-hander, has field with a tarpaulin to protect it from rain. worked in the Braves' farm system Visiting this town where he was box. An those free riders and fence jumpers joined the line, too. at Bradford, Pa., Evansvllle, Ind and until yesterday with Hartford of the Eastern League. He won and lost 10 for Hartford, pitched 171 innings, walked 70 and struck out 100. born, Powell recalled how he thought of the first rain check at I Sportsmen's Park in 1889. Atlas, Pa. Phone Mount Carmel mi. mm W m coont mwttr.rtiiiuMi The situation became so acute "A lot of fellows would get into World Series. J (Continued on Page Eight)

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