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News-Palladium, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1941, Benton Harbor, Michigan FACE SIX THE SATURDAY APRIL 12 1941 Camp Games Put Autos In Shape For Toledo Test Sunday HITS IN PRACTICE TILT Lee In Cub Fold Leach Others Look Good Dobby Has Sore 1 Arm Lang Goes BV TOMMY WOODRUFF Correspondent Ark April Members of the St Joseph Autos J r baseball squad who will appear Sunday in an exhibition game against the Toledo Mud Hens here took things easy today and rested tired muscles after two vigorous 1 games Friday The morning and afternoon games were booked as contests be- tween Springfield and twit the lineups were dotted with St Joseph hopefuls The Paragould camp was also considering the possible loss of pitcher John Dobby assigned to the Dobby came up yesterday a recurrence of an old arm and unless it comes around Curing the spring workouts here he anay be lost to the Autos this lo Lafayette j Another training camp i Friday was transfer of Lang an outfielder to ette in the Evangeline league Lang ben tabbed Autos this year Although yesterday's teams were called Springfield and many St saw action in the morning jand Springfield won the morning game which went innings 5 to 1 The afternoon struggle saw Springfield squeeze but a 10 to 9 victory under a scorching sun In game an outfield with in in ter and in left tln was The ing pitcher was Stuart an Arkansas lad on the Springfield list whom Manager Elmer has high hopes of obtaining for St Joseph Stars ai Bat ended his holdout scige yesterday hy signing for a believed is shown hero trying on of those much discussed new caps which arc padded to protect tilt batter Lcc was at Ihc gamc yesterday reports he is already in condition Lee Chicago Cub pitcher who REBUILT OVAL OPENS TODAY AT JAMAICA The St Joseph players did well at bat Lang gelling a triple and two singles besides making a great catch of a line drive lo double a off second Stuart was exceptionally fast In but one run Livernois and Martin each connected safeties For Youngstown Stanley Xie did receiving Szwabowsk down left field and Andy Hashuga patrolled the center dep collected but one safety although he hit three on the nose performed well In outer patch but tho hurlers seemed a little ahead of him at tin plate Billy Leach behind the for Springfield in the gome and handled himself a real veteran Besides lhat he out two singles After three he was replaced by Dutch who Is slated to hold down first string catching job the Autos this year Dutch looked good behind the though he went In Ihc inning Tommy ris and Norm Snyder made their In the nnd re- Norm displayed the kind of punch which he showed at St seph last year by belting out a triple and single in three times up Young Harold and Eddie Beano each pitched two in- on the mound The former allowed but one run and struck out three while the latter held his foes scoreless Joe the other half of brother battery finished the last two Innings against Springfield ami showed a world of speed despite his inexperience By Press NEW YORK April men who spent most of the winter re- building the Jamaica race track won the first from now on Its up to the horses The construction gangs ished up the job yesterday and day's customers for the opening of a meeting will new grandstand sealing and rious other improvements The seating and standing has been increased to nearly and If weather Is good il should be nearly full by lime Handicap run today also have been In the department in the rebuilding job The which had Us In- ception in 1906 should hold Its place as one of outstanding early season sprints Trainer ny Jim who has won It tho past years has ed his No 2 derby hopeful King Colo as well UK his leading cap runner William Woodward's King Cole who carries the Phipps colors also Is entered In purse against rivals of his age and ably will start In tills company If ho does he'll faco another derby candidate phere and Sam eligible Market Wise In are such noted as Maxwell Howard's The Chief Doubt Not Catapult Call to Colors Boy Here Goes Raniases and Roman Flag drew the top weight of 120 pounds six more than Doubt Not Today's opening marks start of New York's second season of racing with wagering nnd an experiment with the dally hitherto banned will be tried out during the third week of the meeting If the commission de- the public wants the double and lhat the state will profit by it this form of belting will be con- through the rest of the day New York season Public Duck Grounds before the California legislature would permit the fish and game commission to acquire public grounds duck hunting TROJAN TRACK TEAM FACED BY TEST Victory Over Today Would Brighten Hopes For Another Title By Associated Press LOS April 12 Cromwell sly old champion among the nation's track coaches sends a Southern lia squad into action today with a big question in Does the 1941 Trojan have the stuff to win a seventh successive National Collegiate A A California's best team in eight years under Brutus Hamilton's age will test the Trojans starting at p The meet is rated a tossup A quartet of tired young men racing In their third event of the after- noon may decide the duel in the mile relay finale If either the Bear pr Trojan wins by more than nearly every critic will be surprised youths have won the NCAA six straight years nine of the 13 limes they have com peted and haven't trailed the Bruins in a duel get-together since 1924 Anny Takes Stars But graduation and the Army air corps took seven of Cromwell's boys including Kenny Dills who won the NCAA pole vault Ten of Southern California's 23 are sophomores Some are likely prospects but now they'll stack up against more experienced is a matter for lation Both California and Southern Cal have been rained out of conditioning meets this spring but sports writers figure the Bears are nearer their peak than the Trojans One Los Angeles writer went so far as to hand Hamilton's hopefuls every one of the nine races leaving Cromwel a few crumbs in spots and most of the field events Five national Trojans and two entered Bob Peoples holder of the ican native record of 234 feel ITs inches in the javelin will pitch for Southern Cal against Marlin Biles who copped the N C A A crown at 204 feet last summer while Bob was nursing a fractured right wrist Drover Klemmer California's tional AAIT senior champ runs against Cliff tional Junior king In Ihc quarter- mile John Wilson Trojan who high Jumped 0 feel Inches lo lie Michigan's Don Canham for the NCAA crown is the fifth Light rains have fallen the past two days clear skies and a fast Irack arc predicted meet l Sun A practice session has been culled Sunday for al last year members and any now candidates of the Michigan Softball team The players will meet at Malleable lield at 2 o'clock in the afternoon THE ST JOE SQUAD Scribes Pick Cincinnati To Win Third Straight National 5TH BROOKLYN SECOND CHOICE Misses At ABC Zawilla Hits 583 ST PAUL Minn April hopes the Benton Harbor John Beverage bowling team lad of cashing in on the ABC prize 1st here rested in their doubles and singles efforts this afternoon They missed the cash last night by posting only a score The men were slated to roll today at Fred Bujack was to team with Herman Krieger en Correll and Frank Zitta and Otto with Frank Little 536 was last night aa no member of the team hit so much as a 200 game Joe Zawilla was only bowler certain to cash He rolled a 583 singles score on 192 205 and 180 games while Julius Cayo also stood a chance to get in on the fringe pi the prize awards with a 577 score Julius rolled 201 177 and 199 games Zawilla and Julius also came close to the money circle in the doubles with a The pair opened with 364 had 390 in the second game then dropped to 342 in the final Zawilla had a 565 series and Julius 531 Zawilla had a score The Frank Zitta 144 102 166 197 Frank 174 170 178 182 Fred 197 170 Totals 912 Here all the Cayo ambles and singles Doubles 212 175 178 164 167 Zawilla J Cayo Totals H j Cayo Totals Singles Zawilla 192 J R L Cayo 170 H cayo 133 SLAUGHTER WINS GARDNER TROPHY Joe Slaughter today is possessor of a beautiful trophy ed by Gardner Bros for the best shot among Twin City Rifle club members Slaughter ed a splendid 364 score out of a possible 400 during the past week of competition at the local Phoenix range Second place went lo Clare Dull with 350 Charles Kreitner who also had a 350 score was relegated to third place because of greater number of perfect shots Forrest Moreland's 348 him fourth spot Slaughter opened with an 88 then followed with 97 88 and 91 for his 364 score The local club destined for second place In the Fruit Bolt league has one more match listed against CHAMPS FAIL IN ABC TEST Monarchs Can't Repeat But Chicago Team In 2nd and 3rd Spots ST PAUL April 12 A new champion will be crowned in the event at the current erican Bowling Congress ment The defending Monarch that certain last night by shooting far short of the they posted last year and the held by the present leaders Brothers of Forest Park 111 In the 40 years of ABC tion only tho Commodore Barn's a Chicago K of C team has won two consecutive titles in 1915 and 1916 Two Chicago entries on last night's 11 o'clock shift gave the fans a thrill by rolling into second and third places The Beers took second with a on games of 986 and The Braus took third place with a series on games of 994 and Joe Hunter paced the with 672 WILL PRACTICE SUNDAY There will be a practice session of all Grocers baseball players lit the House of David park Sunday afternoon al 2 o'clock Manager A Spear has emphasized he wishes all candidates to be on foi there Is shorl time lo get club III shape before the first game at Mew Buffalo Exhibition 11 AT DAYTON Al IHI 3 AT BROOKLYN N York Al 1 Brooklyn IN 0 AT TULSA Louis IN 8 iTLl 5 AT HUTCHINSON INI 18 IAI 13 AT CHICAGO Nl Chicago IAI 1 AT RICHMOND Al 1 New IAI 1 AT MARTINSVILLE Va Washington A I H INI 1 AT BALTIMORE ULI 5 Boston IAV -I 390 186 183 369 205 177 203 202 187 169 547 145 517 MICHIGAN NINE WINS OVER MARYLAND U By Associated Press LEXINGTON Va April University of Michigan's touring baseball team came here today to engage Washington and Lee and nominated Les Veigel to do its pitching The Wolverines opened their an- spring trip yesterday by pounding three pitchers to defeat the University of Maryland 13 to 5 at College Park Mickey Stoddard pitched the route for winners scattering 11 hils Bud Chamberlain third man from Royal Oak led the verines attack with two triples and a His first triple came with the bases loaded and Sparkes a run spree in the first inning Michigan sewed up the victory with three more runs in the fourth when Davie Nelson and Don man singled Mike Sofiak reached base on an error and Capt Steppon cleaned up wilh a double lo left Michigan 500 300 14 3 Maryland 202 010 5 11 1 Stoddard and Fulton Hunt and Bransdorf Gunther MSC MEET PURDUE By Press EAST LANSING Mich April 12 Michigan Stale College Irack team which had a indoor season will open door season in a dual meet with Purdue here this afternoon weak- ened further by the loss of Iwo of Us besl performers Dale Us ace hurdler and 440 runner is a pneumonia while Earl Stevens high hurdler is recovering from a leg operation Coach Karl conceded nothing in advance of the meet however as Purdue has a squad thai is State had the aid of three newly eligible athletes Scolt a good middle distance runner Howard Milne who frequently has topped six feet in the high jump and Jerry Page a DETROIT CINCY IN Tiger Bats Speak Loudly In Triumph Led By 2 Greenberg Homers By Associated Press CINCINNATI April n recovery of their batting eyes the Detroit Tigers aimed today to make it two straight victories over their World Series conquerors of 1940 the Cincinnati Beds The Tigers snapped out of a batting slump which had caused them a lot of lickings in the grapefruit circuit yesterday to clout Cincinnati pitching for IB safeties and a 15 to 3 victory The Tigers jolly well In and before the game ended some Red fans were giving the world champions the The Detroit attack was paced by big Hank Greenberg who twp home runs and a double batted in live runs scored three For the first time this son he looked like his old self at the plate Hank's first homer a was made in the first inning with Tuck on base and the Tigers a lead they never lost The second crossed the high center field 400 feet from the plate in the fifth was on base and the hit gave the Tigers a edge Other club swinging heroes were with four singles and four runs In six trips to the plate Me Cosky with a single and a ble Rudy York with a homer Pinky with three singles and Erie McNair two Monte Pearson Junior son and Johnny were the victims and Pearson working the first five innings was charged with the loss Al Benton and Buck Newsom pitched for the Tigers Benton working the first six yielded six hits and two runs and Newsom gave up three hits and one run in three frames To See Browns Opener ST to thousands of youngsters between the ages of 10 St Louis Browns re- turned for their week-end series with cardinals The Browns in- the city's school children be- Iween those ages to see Tuesday's opening with Detroit and the board of education approved the plan by granting the students a half holiday Must Win Or Lose Puck Series By Associated Press DETROIT April to escape the ignominy of being the first team in history to lose Clip finals by clean sweep Detroit's Red Wings will present a revised against the Boston Bruins for night's fourth game If the Bruins win the cup is theirs If the Wings thrice trodden win the series will go to a game to be played in Boston Monday Manager Jack Adams of the Wings who with his other troubles is running a fever indicated lineup alterations were practically his last ditch hope of stopping the ing Bostonians He planned to recall Harold Jackson benched in last game to the defense and restore Alex Motter to his center position on the line with Carl and Jennings Wares right er who has been hampered with an injured right shoulder was to re- place Eddie The Wings lineup Juggling of the last ten days has been caused by injuries to Ebbie Joe Fisher and Wares Goodfellow ing coach has a knee injury and on crutches with a tured ankle Both are unavailable for the cup finals Even Johnny Mowers is bothered with a pulled leg muscle As for the confident Bruins they rested their case with the duo stars who have led them to three tories Center Milt Schmidt and Goalie Frankie Brimsek Schmidt tops the playoff scorers with nine points including five goals and four assists in- ten games MICHIGAN TO ENTER SPRINT MEDLEY IN DRAKE RELAYS By Associated Press DBS MOINES la April University of Michigan is included in a field announced by Director Easton for the sprint medley relay afr the annual Drake relays here April 26 Others in the field are Texas Louisiana State Missouri Notre Dame and either Marquette or duo The Texas entry recently raced to a new world marl of at the Texas relays Tiger Spring Sport Teams Await Openers Next Week Phillies Almost Unanimous Selection For Cellar Berth Again NEW YORK April in the opinion of sports writers in major league cities are capable of winning their third straight National league nant this year and taking a place among the leading dynasties Jn baseball All but 14 of the 83 scribes in the annual preseason poll of the Associated Press pre- the Reds would finish first and 13 of the others see nothing worse than second lor them With one stray vote cast for third place Cincinnati received a total of 649 points on the basis of 3 for first 7 for second 6 for third etc Twelve of the writers came out for the Brooklyn Dodgers to win and the other two stood up for the St Louis Cardinals points Brooklyn received only 51 more than the Redbirds was evident that the chances were almost on a par Except for Cincinnati's world champions and the were tabbed for the cellar by 80 of the 83 writers there was a great spread in the balloting with all other club tickets for least five different positions Predict Same Finish As 40 Rated on total points the predictions were that the league would line up at the end of the season exactly as it did last year The Dodgers were ranked where from first to sixth with a concentration of 43 votes for second The Cardinals were scattered from first to seventh with a void in the sixth slot The New York Giants were mentioned for every spot ex- cept first and the Pittsburgh Pi- rates for every place except first and last The total points received by each club were Cincinnati 649 Brooklyn 558 St Louis 507 Pittsburgh 390 Chicago 325 New York 268 Boston 203 and Philadelphia 88 The same writers wound up in a knot trying to pick the American league outcome finishing in a dead heat between the Cleveland ans and York Yankees Spring sport teams at Benton j Harbor high school having competitive form after this past week's drills under perfect weather conditions are now looking forward lo opening tests next week Coach Leslie Douglas first to sec action will play Art New Troy squad Tuesday afternoon at the House of David park and yesterday hold a five In- ning practice game as the final big workout Don Koroch third sacker hit three for three and Paul ger slated for outfield duty had two hlls In three trips tp the plate The nine will bs outfitted in new uniforms nutty gray outfits With a B H lettered on the shirts and caps and stockings of black The probable infield will nlc at first Dick Leach at second Dan al shorl and Koroch al third will catch Willie DeWitt and Moyor will divide the pitching chore The other iwo are lain The golf and tennis squads will open Wednesday against St Joseph Coach Perigo will probably play all eight cf his golf candidates but Don Gardner and Eugene Fetters are to lead the scoring Stolpe has also been coining along good Coach John has only Alan and Bob right as veterans on his net squad but he is relying upon a couple of good sophomores Trackmen Invade Indiana Saturday Coach Jack Smith's trackmen have next Saturday bafore opening against Michigan City In the In- diana city By that time tho Hoosiers will have had two meets and will be well developed in comparison to the Tigers With Bert Copeland in the dashes broad jump and relay will bo Willie Moore who is also counted upon for many points Maurice Hofmeister is almost a cinch to win the shot put while Hall and Hendrix should help Otherwise the gates are rather wide open Ed Peppel good mile and broad jump candidate spiked his leg jumping yesterday but he be ready to compete day Sd Burks in the half mile hope while Bob Wylic is a mile candidate Lewis is a 440 candidate of but more improvement is needed in the hurdles pole vault and high jump Coach Smith is also locking for two runners lo loam with Copeland and Moore in the relay BOWLING Templo ST JOE CITY TOURNEY The doubles team of Len and Jack Benja grabbed top spot in the doubles events last night in the St Joseph City bowling tourney by cracking out a 1218 score In the singles was top man posting a 648 series Two teams also rolled last night in team events but failed to disturb any of the first five teams The Auto's 2084 count earned that squad sixth and the score posted by the Cooper Walls quintet was good for seventh Second place in doubles events went to the team of H Cox and Grau who turned in an 1107 score card An 1181 count posted by ga and was good for third in the doubles Second spot hi the singles went to who connected for a 606 with a handicap held a handicap Schoenfeld earned third place In the singles wilh a 60S series ing a handicap ADDITIONAL SPORT WHA BE FOUND ON PAGE IB A Sure Way To Be An Opening Day Become President WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT His Bay Window Interfered WILSON Not Much Speed But OK On Control WARREN G HARDING Threw A Hard Straight Fast One CALVIN COOLIDGE His Heart Wasn't In The Game HERBERT HOOVER On The Ball AP Feature Service only wild pitcher in baseball who always gets a coveted opening day starting assignment tosses for the Senators He lives in an old house at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue The President FDR is all warmed up ready to throw Barring sudden tional developments requiring his Attention he'll flip out the ball darling baseball's 1941 season here generally are wild April 14 His throws Perhaps he's Just fooling the Al any rate he looks toward home plate but his tosses land somewhere near first base Willie his 1941 lob is In the air there's be a scram e among Senator and Yankee players then tome obscure athlete named Joe will grab the agate and Mr Will men in blue will take charge and the campaign will be under way No one seems to know just how It started this custom of the dent lending his official presence to the annual launching of America's game William Taft was the first Mr Big to take part That was in 1910 Two years later Clark Griffith came to Washington He recognized value to the game of the dent's participation and the Chief Executive has worked every opener since the will break another as a Tills will bo his eighth appearance No other President ever performed the chore more than seven times Vice President Garner substituted for Roosevelt in 1939 when rain postponed the scheduled opening here i Roosevelt made the worst pitch of his opening day career last year A cop finally recovered the ball and the President autographed it for him Back in April of month the United States entered the World Secretary of the vy Roosevelt helped Manager fith hoist the American flag at ceremonies preceding the opener From ft control and ball standpoint the current Master of the Mansion ranks only third among the six presidential pitchers The 1 Warren G Harding He was out front Harding owned the lon team In the old Ohio Plate league He played golf frequently end was always In good shape He'd wind up and let go a hard straight fast one 3 Woodrow He didn't have much but hit control was 3 Roosevelt 4 Calvin Coolidge No speed no zip His heart wasn't in the game 5 William Howard Taft II 1 s bulging bay window Interfered with his pitching technique 8 Herbert Nothing on the ball Although Taft was the first to be actively connected with the game many Presidents before him liked PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT Throws Generally baseball and went to games hen Teddy Roosevelt liked all William McKinley was a red-hot fan It has been said that Lincoln was a sand-lot first baseman and gave his approval to baseball M a troop exercise during the Civil war Washington was too early but from the way he curved silver lars over Virginia rivers he would have into a rank hurler
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