The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on August 8, 1939 · Page 7
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THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD., TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1939. SEVEN Of Challedon's victory over the highly rated Johnstown in "the rich Arlington Classic served to debunk any notion that Johnstown was another Man O'War. Challedon may not be the three-year-old champion feut he is, at least, champion of Johnstown. The- Maryland colt just about proved his superiority over the Kentucky Derby winner by out- faming Johnstown ou a lightning fast track. It also proved that Challedon's victory over Johnstown in the Preakness was not entirely due to the muddy condition of the track. Perhaps, th& most potent factor in Challedon's Orlington triumph was the ride which Jockey Harry Richards gave him. It was a perfect ride—for Challedon. Richards first rode Challedon in the -Yankee handicap at Suffolk and, no doubt, learned how to get the most out of. tha colt. Challedon, a slow starter, was not pressed to match strides with Johnstown in th© early running as he had done on other occasions with disastrous results but saved his race for the long dash down the home-stretch. When the big test came, Challedon was still full of running while Johnstown folded. Until Challedon defeated Johnstown on a fast track he was rated by many as strictly a mudder. Now, the logical conclusion is that the colt is more than that—he is a route runner with a generous share of heart. At a mile or less, he does not rate highly. But give him a distance and he will be coming like a house afire when the sprinters drop out. Challedon was hardly in condition for the early running of the Derby but now that he has found his real form, he'll probably be a mighty handy horse. H© is likely to go on to great heights and may be running handicap races when Johnstown will only be remembered for his sensational sprinting, his Kentucky Derby triumph and victories In the Dwyer, Belmont Stakes, the Withers, Wood Memorial and Pau- monok handicap over horses that have proved only run-of-the-mill thoroughbreds. MARYLAND GOLF CROWN AT STAKE BALTIMORE, Aug. S (/P).-—A field of 6G golfers, headed by defending champion Andy Gibson of Bonnie View Club. Baltimore, prepared to "tack the course apart" today at Hillendala in pursuit of the Maryland Open crown. Sun-baked fairways added tremendous distances to the shots yesterday, and many of those who loured the layout in practice rounds flirted with par, and less. Gibson and Ralph Beach, a fel- Inw p- i from Suburban Country Club, reported OS's; Al Houghton a 69 and John O'Doncll a 70. The rest of the field, including several of Washington and Baltimore's best amateurs, reported scores ranging from 71 to 76. Lew Worsham. assistant at Chevy Chase Country Club, got a hole in one on the fifth, but his effort for the eighteen was 76. IF HISTORY MEANS ANYTHING, YANKEES AND REDS IN TEAM THAT ONCE HELD A TEN GAME LEAD NEVER NOSED OUT Dixie Walker Makes Hi* Debut With Dodgers And Proceeds To Win Game With Single; Indians Win Their Game. By BILL WHITE, A.P. Sports Writer It's no longer a question of baseball, it's a matter of history. About the Yanks and Reds winning their respective league titles, that is. An unnamed hero has pored through history's pages—going clear back to the days of the mustache cups and horsehair furniture—to find out that no team that has once during he season held a 10-game lead is ever beaten for the title. (By The A«J»o»'la«o<l Pro.**) Roy Weatherly, Indians — His pinch single in eighth gave Cleveland 6-5 victory over St. Louis Browns. Dixie Walker, Dodgers—Singles in 10th to give Brooklyn 7-6 decision over Boston Bees in hectic ovor-tinio struggle. 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So all the tears. shed for what was the worst norne stand of the Yankees, or for the woes of Bill McKechnie, are crocodile of the deepest dye. However general that knowledge may be, it certainly hasn't slowed any of the other teams up—indicating maybe that the boys are not well versed in history, or just don't ;ive a durn. One of the teams in. that category is the Brooklyn Dod- ;ers, still giving the old college try from a second division berth. With Larry MacPhail masterminding them into a new atten- danc*—if not a new altitude—record, he may not have results yet ,his year but certainly will in years ;o come. Like a football coach with i weak line, MacPhail builds up or the future. You'll recall it was ,his same MacPhail wto puts the Eeds on rodding. the trail they are now Last night, in the National loop's only game, the Dodgers snipped the Boston Bees 7-6 as 27,950 Flatbush- ers watched Dixie Walker make his Brooklyn debut. He did it properly, singling in the tenth with two out to give the merry Macs another in their series of extra-long night battles. The win proved it was true what they said about Dixie, put the Dodgers in fifth place, and gave Tito Tamulis his fifth victory against four setbacks. It was a see-saw affair all the way, enlivened by homers by Max West of the Bees and Cookie Lavagetto of the home forces. In the only other game played in the majors, another newcomer, Lou Boudreau, up from Buffalo, sparked the Cleveland Indians to a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Browns. Though the game-winning blow was delivered by dependable Roy Weatherly, Boudreau was the defensive hero, covering ground like a rainstorm and contributing two hits, one a triple. Style Of Bobby Riggs And Frankie Parker- Who Will Defend Davis Cup For United States More Easy To Watch, Too. RYE, N. T., Aug. S (£>).—The way f playing tennis in this country .ppears to be in the act of undergoing, a great change—from the lambang, hell-for-leather style that riginated here and has been the lallmark of American tennis, to a ofter, more subtle variety. The proof lies in the fact that Bobby Riggs and Frankie Parker ire the twin stars and gallery at- ractions of the eastern grass court hampionships going on at the Vestchester Country Club. This is ue partly to the knowledge that Bobby and Frankie will represent s in singles against Australia in he Davis Cup challenge round next lonth and so are surrounded with i certain glamor at the moment. But the folks like to watch them lay, too, and then again more nd more of the youngsters have uit trying to knock the cover off lie ball and are becoming tactical s the mischief. The rallies are onger, as a rule, and it is interest- ng tennis. Riggs and Parker, the best play- rs Uncle Sam can summon to de- end the Davis Cup, are different reed of cats entirely from Johnston, Tilden, Vines and Budge. Neither has a "cannon-ball" service or blasting ground strikes like those of their great predecessors. Both depend upon finesse, and ability to retrieve any ball they can reach, and dogged perseverance. They are not as . great tennis players as Budge and Vines and the others were. But there might not, be any more extra-specials like that for a while, and in the meantime Kiggs and .Parker are an example to the average player of what can be done with limited equipment. If they should lick the Australians at Merion, as they well might, there will be many a youngster modeling their games after theirs. Parker's new forehand, upon close, inspection, is about the most peculiar stroke that has come along. It. is easy to believe that Frankie thought it out by himself. Is is a sort of shove, delivered with a bent elbow and with absolutely no follow-through. Yet it is effective, and at least an improvement upon his former sliced forehand. It is as good a forehand, in fact, as Budge boasted when he first won at Wimbledon and Forest Hills. Riggs is his same lazy, careless self, yet Alice Marble, who is here to play in the women's department, predicted yesterday that he would win two singles matches against Australia and that Parker would win one. Bobby dropped a sloppy first set yesterday to Leonard Hartman, a fair-to-middling local player, but then sailed into the net to win the next two with little difficulty. He is much slicker in the forecourt than he was last summer. This is the last big singles tournament upon which Captain Walter Pate can base his selection of th© American side, and it would take a great upset to deprive Riggs and Parker of their places. The doubles team is Pate's big problem. He is not entirely satisfied with Parker and Don McNeill, even though they have just, won tAvo important doubles titles, and will not decide finally until after the National Doubles championships at Longwood next week. Unless absolutely necessary, he does not wish to saddle Parker with both singles and doubles play. Nothing is being seen of the Australians, possibly because it is well known that they do not like to play against Parker. They consider him too "grim and methodical." He'll still be that way when they see him at Merion. HURLS NO-HIT GAME "Turkey" Shupp came through with a no-hit gams last night for the Station softball team when the Furniture boys defeated Rogers Jewelers 0 to 1. An error by Shaffer provided the only tally for the Rogers team. Shupp and Shaffer worked for the winners with Ambrose and R. Miller working for the loser?. ROUTE RUNNER -By Pap' BET SHE GETS PURSES, TOO! Kate Jenkins may. be first in the affections of her hubby, but Lew Jenkins. Texas lightweight now appearing on eastern cards, admits that at times she makes a good second. Mrs. Jenkins is serving as itraiher for her mate. Mrs. Jenkins once was a midget auto racer. Pax's Sportorials On Softballers Friday of this week, the much discussed tie game between the Kays and Meyers Berkson softball teams, who 'recently battled to a 3-3 tie in 15 innings will be played off, and will be staged as a benefit gnme for Matt Burger, the snappy .little catcher for the Kay team, who suffered injury in their last encounter. These two teams always attract large crowds, and with the game being played on the City Park diamond, the largest crowd of the season is expected to be on hand for the tilt. Both teams are well matched and each have outstanding pitchers together with quite an array of heavy hitters, capable of! busting up any ball game, when they start clicking just right. This season marks the first time that several teams are bunched together for high honors, and though the leading teams are playing topnotch ball, yet there is plenty of chance for a newcomer to take over the second half championship before the end of the season. Local fans feel that the majority of teams in the league are capable of holding their own in faster leagues, and several of the outfits are now playing out of town teams for more experience. Despite the new lease on life taken by baseball this year, softball has become more popular and many new recruits have been ndcled to the game this season. Fast Play Marks First Day Matches At City Park. GOLDBERG TO PLAYAS PRO Pitt Star Halfback Signs With Chicago Cardinals For Season. CHICAGO, Aug. 8 (/?).—All those headlines Marshall.Goldberg earned as ace of the I'niversity of Pittsburg football offensive began paying dividends Monday in cold cash. Goldberg, who received his degree in economics from Pittsburgh this spring, signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Cardinals of the National Professional League today after several months of negotiation. His nomo is in Elkins, W. Va. Goldberg, powerful runner and crushing blocker, was the main cog in Pitt's running attack for three years, gaining All-America recognition hi,-; junior and senior years. Charles Bklwill. owner of the Cardinals, declined to reveal terms of the contract, but said "it called for plenty—the most I ever paid a freshman player." The general belief was that Goldberg signed for upwards of $10,000 for the season. The ISS-pound fullback left this afternoon for Duluth, Minn., where he will join the squad already in training under the direction of Head Coach Ernie. N'evers. Goldberg said he had not seen many pro games, but realized he would be on the spot because of his brilliant college record, "I am sure it will be much harder to become a standout player among the pros than in the college game." he added. Tn 1W7, 34.S per cent of all persons arrested were under 25 years of age. With ideal weather prevailing and a good sized gallery on hand the Sixth Cumberland Valley Tennis Tournament got under way yesterday at the City Park courts with matches being played in the men's singles and doubles events. R. B. Green trimmed Carl Ingling, 6-4, 7-5 in the first contest of the tourney, and then in men's doubles, George Stoner and Jack McLaughlin, veterans of the court game, won out over their younger opponents, Lyndon Zecher and Bill Krotzer by score o^ "-4. 9-7. Mines in Upset Number one seeded doubles team, Malcolm ?.' rdell and Atlee- Radcliffe, of Frederick, defeated R. B. Green, paired with Arthur Dorsey, winning by a 6-1, 6-4 score. Tommy Hines, a dark horse of the singles event, pulled a surprise by defeati j Tad McLaughlin, 6-1/6-2 and F. Thomas, of Martinsburg, seeded number four downed Robert Reese, by scores 6-0, 6-1. More ladies are needed for the ladies' singles events, and all who plan to enter are requested to send entry to club at once. Drawings Made Jack McLaughlin drew Sonny Stenger, while Lyndon Zecher drew a bye and will i.ieet the winner of the McLaughlin-Stenger match. John Spangler arcw a bye as did Joe Stevenson, and they will meet in a second round game. Fred Wright meets William Buzzerrd, with Buddy McBain, of Mercersburg, meeting the winner of that match. Arthur Dorsey will meet the winner of" the T. McLaughlin and Tom Hines match. Victor Palmer, seeded number one position drew William Krotzer, while J. Richa- ' Ramsburg, of Frederick, drew , bye a- ", will meet the winner of the above match. Carl Ingling drew R. B Green, and "Robert Ree?e drew F. Thomas, with George Stoner getting a bye meeting the winner of the Reese-Thomas match. William Ross, of Mer -ershurg, will meet Edwin Creegar, of Thurmont, in ' second ro; nd game, as each drew a bye in first, round. Today's ? edule 4 P. M.—Jack McLaughlin vs Sonny Stenger. 5 P. M. "illiam Buzza- • vs Fred Wright. Victor Palmer vs Bill Krotzer. Spangler vs Stevenson. The word "kegler" as referred to a bowler, is from the German word "kcgle," meaning to bowl. Cumberland Opens Racing Meet Today CUMBERLAND, McL. Au*. 8 (/P). The Cumberland Fair Association's sixteenth annual horse race meeting, offering $16,000 in purses and presenting steeplechases for the first time, will open at Fairco at 2 p. m. today. Upwards of 400 thoroughbreds were stabled on the grounds tonight, many of them recent winners at Bel Air, Hagerstown and Charles Town. The Col. W. H. Robertson purse and the F. Brooke Whiting steeplechase top tomorrow's inaugural day card. Both are $500 events. Steeplechases also will be run Thursday and Saturday. Purses for the steeplechases and each day's feature race are $500. For the other races, the purse is $400. Playground League Standings Released Results in games played in the Hagerstown Supervised P 1 a y- ground League are as follows: Junior Softball, Winter 5, City 3; Broadway 7, South Potomac 3; Midget Softball, Winter 6, City *j Broadway 6, South Potomac 0. Midget Dodgeball: City 4, Winter 1; Broadway 13, South Potomac 12. Girls' Dodgeball: Winter 15, City 5; South Potomac 13, Broadway 6. Girls' Volley: Winter 22, City 8; South Potomac 21, Broadway 10. Boys' Volley: City 7; South Potomac 15, Broadway 13. The league standing in the games played to date is as follows: Boys' Junior Softball Won Lost Winter 4 0 S. Potomac 1 2 City 1 3 Broadway . 1 2 Boys' Midget Softball Winter 3 1 City - 3 1 S. Potomac 1 3 Broadway 1 3 Boys' Midget Dodgeball City 4 0 Winter 2 2 Broadway 1 3 S. Potomac 1 3 Girls' Dodgeball S. Potomac 4 0 Winter 3 1 City . 1 3 Broadway 0 4 Girls' Volley S. Potomac 3 0 Winter 3 1 City 2 1 Broadway 4 0 Boys' Volley Winter 3 1 Broadway 2 2 S. Potomac 1 3 City 1 3 PLAYING DONKEY GAME Tonight on the Mt. Briar diamond the Try-Me team will engage the Weverton team in a donkey contest, the game getting under way at S o'clock and will be played under the portable lighting system. A good crowd is expected out. Following Johnny? * Jackie Stubeck From the same sandlot team that Johnny Vander Meer jumped into organized baseball and a national hero as a member of the Cincinnati Reds comes Jackie Stubeck, above, 18-year-old catcher of the Midland Park, X. J., Rangers. Jackie, signed by the Reds to play with the Durham, X. C., club. weighs 195 pounds, has a good throwing arm and has been batting belter than .400. Taisto Maki, Another Finn, Is Being Hailed As World's Greatest Runner Grew Up Worshipping The Baulous Nurmi And Now Can Better Most Of Nurmi's Speed Records; American Team Tops In International Track Meet. LONDON, Aug. S (fi>).— The greatest runner in the world today is Taisto JNIaki, keg-chested, wiry legged Finn who grew up worshipping the fabulous Xurmi and now finds "I can beat his marks but I feel bad when I do it." A lot went on at White City Stadium in the International Track Meer, yesterday. The American team won ths- event hands down and made the European team look like bush league baseball players batting against Red Ruffing. Three British records were cracked and two tied. The United States athletes looked like the class of the world, with one exception—Maki. He ran as Cunningham used— coolly, wisely and strongly. Xo one without a motorcycle is going to lick him in the "big meet." at Helsinki next summer. He handles Engl" "• badly, but we found out: "I have run since I was a boy, I do not know anything else. Always Nurmi was idol. When I found I could approach and beat his marks I was scared. It was like grimacing in the face of your father." The only American who can even approach this lean hard lad who holds records at t—o miles, three miles, 5,000 and 10,000 meters is Don Lash. Otherwise he stands alone. We asked him what makes him • such a great runner? "When I was boy I run over roads. Tracks like- these I find easy. It is like running on carpet." He is steeped to the gills about Nurmi. Here are their comparative times:: Nurma at 3,000 meters—8:20.4; Maki 8:15.6. Nurmi at two miles—8:59.2; Maki 8:53.2 (world record). Nurmi at three miles—13.52.6; Maki 13:42.4 (world record). Nurmi at 5,000 meters—14:2S.2; Maki 14.0S.O ( world record). Nurmi at 10,500 meters—30:06.1; Maki 30:02.0 (world record). That's Maki. He ought to win anything he has a yen for in the Olympics next year. "I don't run mile or 1,500 meters much. Sometime;- to please my friends, yes. But I do not like them. They are short, like warming up. Who is best? Why Cunningham. He's perfect." About 60,000 fans defied the raw- weather and rain to see the International meet but they were well rewarded. As the Americans piled up 54 points, 13 of them by Watson and ten by Jeffrey, to Great Britain's 41, three British records were shattered and two equalled. The lone jarring note was the loud and raucous razz handed America's Blaine Hideout when he swung wide to pass two other runners at the start of the last lap of the mile. It was evident from the stand that Blaine had been forced wide but, probably because h© was considered the cause of Sydney Wooderson's downfall at Princeton in June, he got the brd just tho same. Whatever it *vas the incident had little bearing on the result of the race. Dennis Pell, who has been shadowing Wooderson all season, went out like a deer on the backstretch and won comfortably in 4:15.2. Janusz Staniszewski, of Poland, was second and Hideout fourth. This victory for Britain plus B. F. McCabe's third and C. Cox's fifth put the Britain's into the lead — temporarily. But George Varoff captured the pole vault with a disappointing leap of 13 feet, € inches. Next Watson, who had taken third in the discus, broke the British shot put record with a heave of 52 feet, S inches, then walked over to the broad jumr. pit and leaped 24 feet, 6 inches for his second victory. That was the ball game. The Americans started as though the meet was being run for their benefit. Charlie T .etham, former Ohio State star, knocked off the half-mile — just striding — in 1:52.3. Then Jeff re;, started his sprint double by winning the 100- yard dash in the creditable time 9.8 seconds over a soggy track. PIRATES' BOSS ADVISES REDS Benswanger Hasn't Forgotten What Happened To Pirates. ROMANCE? —The name of Aidan Roark (above), British polo player, has been linked romantically with that of Helen Wil/s Moody, "little poker face" j and tennis queen. NATIONAL LEAGUE YESTEHUAY'S ttKSUI/TS Bmoklyn T; Boston fi. Only Game Scheduled. S TAX DING \Von I,out Pet. Cincinnati 62 34 .646 St. Louis 55 42 .557 Chicago 53 46 .535 Pittsburgh 49 46 .516 Brooklyn 49 48 .505 New York 48 48 .500 Boston 43 54 .443 Philadelphia 26 67 .280 <;A>II:S TODAY G A >1 K.s TO >Ui K H O \V YKSTKRn AY'S UH PITTSBURGH. Aug. S (ff).-Pirate boss Bill Benswanger has some timely advice for Cincinnati about what can happen to a league leader at this stage of the campaign. And he ought to know whereof he speaks. "The Reds don't have it yet evan though seven and half games in front," declared the Buc owner. a "I don't mean they won't win, but a lot of things can happen in two months of baseball. "The last two months often are ths hardest for the pacs-setters. We know something about that. The Reds will start feeling the pressure and you can never tell." Benswanger can't forget that about this time last year his outfit topped the National League by a margin of some half a dozen games, then collapsed in the stretch. He fainted when Gabby Hartnett's homer in the ninth with two on knocked Pittsburgh out of the world series in favor of the Cubs. The Pirates are down in fourth place 12u games back of the Reds now but Benswanger hasn't thrown in the towel even though he's turned his efforts toward building for I!M'\ "Wo liv? in hope," ho said as the Bucs traveled abroad for an eight-day stand against the three top teams of the circuit. "If we would quit harboring a hope why •bore wouldn't, be much left." Konswnngrr is expecting better tilings of his revived mound corps nnd with two recent adidtions be- h-?v"s "wo are getting the nucleus of a young and capable pitching staff." H n looks for a winner in burly Max Butcher, recently acquired from the Phillies and nominated to try and halt the Cardinal winning ?treak today. And the Pirato proxy i? ready for anything but a disappointment in Johnny Gee. Giant flinger obtained from Syra- LIVESTOCK AUCTION EVERY WEDNESDAY—I:00 P. M. Promptly Please Bring Livestock In Early Buy and Sell Through Your Local Market. Four States Livestock Sales, Inc. PHONE 812 1st Street Hagerstown, McL STANDING U nil Lost IVt. New York 69 30 .697 Boston 60 37 .619 Chicago •• 55 46 .545 Cleveland 52 47 .525 Detroit 52 -8 .520 Washington 45 57 ,441 •Philadelphia 36 63 .364 St. Louis 29 70 .293 Some snails live to he 25 years old. <;AMF:> Ton AY New York ar \Vas-h:ng:or.. rhica?o a: Detroit. Philadelphia a: E::s;r.«. St. Louis at Cleveland. GAMES TO M OH ROW New Yrvrk at \Vn.s'/!ins*•">:;. St. T.fiuis .IT. ('•t>v.-'!;irui. <"hic;\£r«> a; Potr.-i:. Philadelphia at Boston. 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