Benton Harbor News Palladium (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 ffEL IN PRACTICE TILT Lee In Cub Fold gnyder, Leach, Others Look Good; Dobby Has Sore 1 Arm; Lang Goes BV TOMMY WOODRUFF Ji'civs-Pslladium Correspondent PARAQO0LD, 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 inter-camp games Friday. The morning and afternoon games were booked as contests be- tween Springfield and Youngslowii 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 fAutos. Dobby came up yesterday 'urtth a recurrence of an old arm Unjury and unless it comes around Curing the spring workouts here, he ,anay be lost to the Autos this sea- lo Lafayette j Another training camp develop- i pient Friday was -the transfer of -Paul Lang, an outfielder, to LaFay- ette in the Evangeline league. Lang ihftd ben tabbed for.'the Autos this year. Although yesterday's teams were called "Springfield'' and. "Youngs- many of'the St, Joseph.ball saw action in the morning jand afternoon'contests. Springfield won the morning game, which went j'six innings, 5 to 1. The afternoon struggle saw Springfield squeeze but "a 10 to 9 victory under a scorching 'sun In the.morning game, ppringfield an allTAuiqs outfield with Llvernois in in cen- ter, and Rehiek in left. Babs.MaT- ,tln was The start- ing pitcher was Stuart, an Arkansas lad on the 'Springfield list whom .Manager Elmer KlrchofT has high "hopes of obtaining for St. Joseph. Stars ai Bat ended his holdout scige yesterday flernoon 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 Cubs-Sox 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 ,-man off second. Stuart was exceptionally fast In perrnltting but one 'run. .Livernois Behiek and Martin each connected :for safeties, For Youngstown, Stanley Coveles- Xie did Ihe receiving, Szwabowsk flield down left 'field; and Andy ,'Hashuga patrolled the center gar- 'dep. 8zwabowsk.i. collected but one safety although he hit three on the nose. HRshugR. performed well In :the 'outer' patch but tho hurlers 'seemed a little ahead of him at tin. plate. Billy Leach slarled behind the for Springfield in the afler- uooii gome and handled himself a real veteran. Besides lhat he :llned out two singles. After three he was replaced by Dutch Punderburk, who Is slated to hold, down Ihe first string catching job Srtth the Autos this year. Dutch looked good behind the plalc, al- .though he went hllless. In Ihc flflh inning. Tommy Mor- ris and Norm Snyder made their appearance's In the oulfield nnd re- -liable Norm displayed the kind of .punch which he showed at St. Jo- .seph last year by belting out a triple and single in three times up, Young Harold Farnhnm and 'Eddie Beano each pitched two in- nings on the mound. The former allowed but one run and struck out 'three while the latter held his foes scoreless. Joe Coveleskle, the other half of brother battery, finished the last two Innings against Springfield ami showed a world of speed despite his inexperience. (By -Associated 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 jusl fin- ished up the job yesterday, and to- day's customers for the opening of a 24-day meeting will find-a new grandstand, sealing and va- rious other improvements. The plant's seating and standing ca- pacity has been increased to nearly and If Ihe weather Is good il should be protty nearly full by Ihe lime Ihe 32nd Paumonok Handicap run today. Olher faollllies also have been In the muluel department in the rebuilding job. The Paumonotc, which had Us In- ception in 1906, should hold Its place as one of lha outstanding early season sprints. Trainer "Sun- ny Jim" FitKsimmons, who has won It tho past ihrce years, has enter- ed his No. 2 derby hopeful, King Colo, as well UK his leading handi- cap runner. William Woodward's Ponolon. King Cole, who carries the Ogclon Phipps colors, also Is entered In Ihe Cedarmore purse against rivals of his age, and prob- ably will start In tills company. If ho does, he'll faco another Pltz- shnmons derby candidate, Peris- phere, and Sam Tiifano's eligible, Market Wise. In Ihe Paumonok are such noted speedsters as Maxwell Howard's The Chief, Doubt Not, Catapult, Call to Colors, Boy, Here Goes, Raniases and Roman Flag. Fenolon drew the top weight of 120 pounds, six more than Doubt Not. Today's opening marks Ihe start of New York's second season of racing with muluel wagering nnd an experiment with the "dally hitherto banned, will be tried out during the third week of the meeting. If the commission de- cides the public wants the double and lhat the state will profit by it, this form of belting will be con- tinued through the rest of the 174- day New York season. Public Duck Grounds bill before the California legislature would permit the fish and game commission to acquire public grounds. duck hunting TROJAN TRACK TEAM FACED BY CRUCUL TEST Victory Over Bniins Today Would Brighten Hopes For Another Title (By Associated Press) LOS ANQELES, April 12 Cromwell, sly old champion among the nation's track coaches, sends a sophomore-laden Southern Caltfor- lia squad into action today with a big question in mind: Does the 1941 Trojan have the stuff to win a seventh successive National Collegiate A. A. title? California's best team in eight years under Brutus Hamilton's tute- age will test the Trojans, starting at p. PST-. 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 70-61 nearly every critic will be surprised. Cromwell-conditioned 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 Ihinclads are sophomores. Some are likely prospects, but now they'll stack up against more experienced Hamjltonians is a matter for specu- 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 runnerup spots and most of the field events. Five national Trojans and two entered. Bob Peoples, holder of the Amer- 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 na- tional AAIT senior 400-meter champ, runs against Cliff Boiirland, na- tional Junior king, In Ihc quarter- mile. John Wilson, Trojan who high Jumped 0 feel, fl'l Inches lo lie Michigan's Don Canham for the NCAA crown, is the fifth tltleholder. Light rains have fallen the past two days, bill 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 Trl-state Softball team. The players will meet at Malleable lield at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. THE NEWS-PALLADIUM ST. JOE SQUAD Scribes Pick Cincinnati To Win Third Straight National CHICAGORAIS 5TH; BROOKLYN SECOND CHOICE Schairer's Misses At ABC; Zawilla Hits 583 ST. PAUL, Minn., April hopes the Benton Harbor John Schairer's 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 five-man cash last night by posting only a score. The Schairer's men were slated to roll today at Fred Bujack was to team with Herman Krieger, War- 'en Correll and Frank Zitta, and Otto Wiclmer with Frank Little. Wichner's 536 was -high last night aa no member of the team hit so much as a 200 game. Joe Zawilla .was Ihe only Cayg 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 Oayo 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 all-events score. The Schairer's scores: Frank Zitta .....144 102 Olto Wiclmer ...166 197 Frank Llttke ....174 170 Wan-en Oorrcll ..178 182 Fred Bujaok ....197 170 Totals 912 869-2640 Here all the Cayo ambles and singles scores: Doubles ___189 212 175 178 ____364 .....164 ....167 Zawilla J. Cayo Totals H. Oayo j. Cayo Totals Singles Zawilla ...........192 J. Cayo..........201 R. Cayo..........175 L. Cayo .........170 H. cayo ...'......133 SLAUGHTER WINS GARDNER TROPHY Joe Slaughter today is possessor of a beautiful 12-inch trophy donat- ed by Gardner Bros, for the best off-hand shot among Twin City Rifle club members. Slaughter post- 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 Dutt's greater number of perfect shots. Forrest Moreland's 348 nclled 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 Ste- vcnsville. 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 five-man event at the current Am- erican Bowling Congress tourna- ment. The defending cago's Monarch that certain last night by shooting dlsappintlng far short of the they posted last year and the held by the present leaders, Vogcl Brothers of Forest Park, 111. In the 40 years of ABC competi- 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 Rhelngold Beers took second with a lolal on games of 986, and The Koenlg Braus took third place with a series on games of 994, and Joe Hunter paced the Koenlgs with 672. GROCERS'NINE WILL PRACTICE SUNDAY There will be a practice session of all Kritt's 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 lha club III shape before the first game at Mew Buffalo. Exhibition Bascba 11 AT DAYTON. (Al Clnclnnnli IHI 3. AT BROOKLYN. N. York (Al 1 Brooklyn IN) 0. AT TULSA. Louis IN 8, Tlllsn iTLl 5. AT HUTCHINSON. INI 18. IMilIndclphln IAI 13. AT CHICAGO. Ill___Chlcngo (Nl Chicago IAI 1. AT RICHMOND, (Al 1 New Yorlc IAI 1. AT MARTINSVILLE. Va. Washington (A I H. Phll.ldolphln INI 1. AT BALTIMORE, ULI 5, Boston IAV -I. 390 186 183 369 342-109? 205 177 203 202 187 169 547 145 517 MICHIGAN NINE WINS 13-5 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- nual 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 Ihe winners, scattering 11 hils. Bud. Chamberlain, third base- man from Royal Oak, led the Wol- verines' attack with two triples and a single: His first triple came with the bases loaded and Sparkes a five- run spree in the first inning. Michigan sewed up the victory with three more runs in the fourth, when Davie Nelson and Don Hoi- man singled, Mike Sofiak reached base on an error and Capt. Bill Steppon cleaned up wilh a double lo left. Michigan ......500 300 14 3 Maryland .....202 010 5 11 1 Stoddard and Harms: Fulton, Hunt, Oroulhamel and Bransdorf, Gunther. MSC THINLIES MEET PURDUE (By Aesaolalc'ri Press) EAST LANSING, Mich.. April 12 Michigan Stale College Irack team, which had a disappoinling indoor season, will open Ihe oul- door season in a dual meet with Purdue here this afternoon, weak- ened further by the loss of Iwo of Us besl performers. Dale KatilltH, Us ace hurdler and 440 runner, is a pneumonia pallcnt, while Earl Stevens, high hurdler, is recovering from a leg operation. Coach Karl Schladcman conceded nothing in advance of the meet, however, as Purdue has a squad thai is raled nonc-loo-slrong. State had the aid of three newly eligible athletes, Bill Scolt, a good middle distance runner; Howard Milne, who frequently has topped six feet in the high jump, and Jerry Page, a two-miler. DETROIT CINCY IN Tiger Bats Speak Loudly In 15-3 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 rubbed-it In and, before the game ended, some Red fans were giving the world champions the razzberry. The Detroit attack was paced by big Hank Greenberg, who contrib- uted twp home runs and a double, batted in live runs ,anfl scored three. For the first time this sea- son he looked like his old self at the plate. Hank's first homer, a 360-fodter, was made in the first inning with Tuck Stainbaok 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. Barney.McCosk'y was on base, and the hit gave the Tigers a 5-2 edge. Other club swinging heroes were Stainbaek, with four singles and four runs In six trips to the plate; Me Cosky with a single and a dPU- ble; Rudy York, with a homer; Pinky with three singles, and Erie McNair, With- two. Monte Pearson, Junior Thomp- son and Johnny Hutehings 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 in-r nlnga, 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 Ihe St. Louis Browns re- turned for their week-end series with Ihe cardinals. The Browns in- vited the city's school children be- Iween those ages to see Tuesday's opening gt-.ne 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 hockey's history to lose the'Stanley Clip finals by clean sweep, Detroit's injury-smitten Red Wings will present a revised lineup! against the Boston Bruins for to- night's fourth game. If the Bruins win, the cup is theirs. If the Wings, thrice down- trodden, win, the series will go to a fjfth 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 speed- ing Bostonians. He planned to recall Harold Jackson, benched, in the! last game, to the defense, and restore Alex Motter to his center position on the line with Carl Liseombe and Bill Jennings. Eldejie Wares, right wing- er who has been hampered with an injured right shoulder, was to re- place Eddie Bruneteaii. The Wings' lineup Juggling of the last ten days has been caused by injuries to Ebbie Qoodfellow, Joe Fisher and Wares. Goodfellow, play- ing coach, has 'a knee injury and Fisher-Is on crutches with a frac- tured ankle. Both are unavailable for the cup finals. 'Even Ooalie 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 vic- 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 32ND DRAKE RELAYS (By Associated Press) DBS MOINES, la., April University of Michigan is included in .a six-team field announced yes- terday by Director Bill Easton for the invitalion sprint medley relay afr .the 32nd annual Drake relays here April 25'and. 26. Others in the field are Texas, Louisiana State, Missouri, Notre Dame and either Marquette or Pur- 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 Cin- cinnati in the opinion of sports writers in major league cities, are capable of winning their third straight National league pen- nant this year and taking a place among the leading dynasties Jn baseball. All but 14. of the 83 scribes par- ticipating in the annual preseason poll of the Associated Press pre- dicted the Reds would finish first and 13 of the others cbiild 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. .But-in points Brooklyn received only '51 more than the Redbirds and.-lt was evident that the chances were sidered almost on a par. Except for Cincinnati's world champions and the last-place 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 every- 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 Indi- ans and N'ew York Yankees. Spring sport teams at Benton j Harbor high school, having ap-l proachcd competitive form after this past week's drills under perfect weather conditions, are now looking forward lo opening tests next week. Coach Leslie Douglas' baseballers, first to sec action, will play Art GUSG'S 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 Predi- ger, slated for outfield duty, had two hlls In three trips tp the plate. The Tjger 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 plaos Ben- nlc Sohadler at first, Dick Leach at second, Dan Pjesky al shorl and Koroch al third. Relnhardt will catch. Willie DeWitt and Moyor will divide the pitching chore. The other iwo oulfield berlhs are uncer- lain. The golf and tennis squads will open Wednesday against St. Joseph. Coach Bill Perigo will probably play all eight cf his golf candidates, but Don Gardner and Eugene Fetters are txpeoled to lead the scoring. Stolpe has also been coining along good. Coach John Brldgham has only Alan Hciines and Bob Court- 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 unlil 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 shqulfl be ready to compete Satur- 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, plvoiar was top man, posting a 648 series. Two teams also rolled last night in Ihe team events, but failed to disturb any of the first five teams. The Auto's 2084 count earned that squad sixth placo and the 2S54 score posted by the Cooper Walls quintet was good for seventh. Second place in Ihe doubles events went to the team of H, Cox and Leii Grau, who turned in an 1107 score card. An 1181 count posted by Lqdy- ga and Schcnger was good for third in the doubles. Second spot hi the singles went to Hcmsath, who connected for a 606 scries, with a 46-pin handicap. Plvoiar held a 38-pin handicap. Schoenfeld earned third place In the singles wilh a 60S series, hold- ing a 48-pin handicap. ADDITIONAL SPORT WHA BE FOUND ON PAGE IB A Sure Way To Be An Opening Day Pitcher: Become President WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT 'His Bay Window Interfered' U'OODROW 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 name: President. FDR is all warmed up ready, to throw. Barring sudden interna- 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 Harridge's 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 Presi- dent lending his official presence to the annual launching of America's nalional game. William Howard! Taft was the first Mr. Big to take part. That was in 1910. Two years later Clark Griffith came to Washington. He recognized Ihe value to the game of the Presi- dent's participation and the Chief Executive has worked every opener since. Rooevelt the precedent-breaker will break another as a tosser-outcr. 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 Na- vy Roosevelt helped Manager Grif- fith hoist the American flag at pa- triotic 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 rating: 1. Warren G. Harding. He was out front. Harding owned the Mar- 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 Wilwii, He didn't have much ipttd but hit control was O.K. 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 Hmver. 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 bporti. 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 dol- lars over Virginia rivers he hfceiy would have devetoptd into a frtnt rank hurler.